February 13, 2012
She’s So Pretty is a sewing studio, a small fabric and notion store as well as a boutique.
I offer my line of clothing, handbags and accessories as well as handcrafted goodies made by local artists, designers and crafters.
I can also hem a pair of pants, sell you a pack of needles, or teach you how to use your sewing machine!
48 Main Street
Lonaconing, MD 21539
(next door to the Old Marshalls storefront)
(Only voicemail right now. Still working out the phone system kinks)
Winter Hours 2012
Wed-Sat 10.00am – 6.00pm
Sun-Tues by appointment
Please note- my Friday and Saturday hours may vary slightly. I occasionally travel to street markets and art shows on the weekends. Please call or check my website for up to date store hours.
February 12, 2012
People have been telling me for years that I have enough fabric to open a fabric store. Boom….. here ya go!
Welcome to: She’s So Pretty at 48 Main Street, Lonaconing.
Enjoy all the pretty pictures…
My terrible commute. This picture is taken from my front porch, my shop is the brick and green building at the light.
And please if you are in the area, stop by! Wed-Sat 10.00am-6.00pm. Sunday-Tuesday, by appointment.
January 28, 2012
With all the painting done, it was time to tackle the lovely floors. The floor tiles are “vintage” green asbestos squares. Neither one of us really wanted to fool with pulling and probably breaking them up. Cleaning and sealing is definitely the best course of action!
Eric tried all sorts of cleaning solutions. Amonia scrubs, bleach rinses (not at the same time…heh), and just a bunch of elbow grease. Dirt was coming up, but the tiles were still filthy. One of my neighboring shops loaned me stripper call Hurricane. I have no idea whats in it, but when she told me the schools were no longer allowed to use it because of the chemicals, I knew I had found the answer!
Hurricane and water scrubbed onto the floor…….magic! The tiles totally stripped with no problem!
Left side stripped, right side still ookie…
In two days Eric was able to strip the floor, and put two coats of sealer.
Now…. to move!
January 24, 2012
Whoopie! The shop is PAINTED! A big schmoopie hug to my friend Heather! With her help this past weekend, we were able to knock out the rest of the painting. SO. MANY. SHELVES!
So pretty! Next step, floors!
This is all I have for tonight. Time for a vodka tonic. I am totally spent!
January 23, 2012
It’s water day!
Toilet fixed. Check! Hot water heater installed. Check! Call to Town Hall. Check! I now have water service. Whooooo hoooooo! Eric and I scamper down to the basement (yes the scary the Silence of the Lambs one) to turn the water main. But wait… where is it? We look all over that creepy crawly space but find no water cut off.
What does this mean? Could there really be ANOTHER creepy space under this building? Why YES! Yes there is. A few phone calls later, I have in my hand a key that opens the basement area around the back of the building.
This can’t be right? Can it?!
Sigh…. the key fits the rusty old lock……
Ughhhh….. it’s even worse than I expected. Where the hell is that water shut off?! (Eric looks creepy doesn’t he?!)
Victory is ours! Water is on!!
Guess I won’t be drinking the water!
January 15, 2012
Eric and I had to take a break today. Between the knots in our necks and all the paint fumes we huffed yesterday, we couldn’t make ourselves paint today. Tiny shop+ poor ventilation+ oil paint= unproductive Sunday. Seriously- I killed more than a few brain cells yesterday!!
For your viewing pleasure, the latest group of random shop pictures….
Whoa! Am I glad I quit smoking. These shelves used to be WHITE! The previous shop owner smoked.What the heck do my lungs look like?!
I really do know how to paint, I promise.
Sooooooo…… This is my basement door. It’s the ONLY ACCESS to the basement. What exactly was someone locking IN the basement. I am worried!
So many shelves!
Really. These shelves are going to rock when they are painted. WHEN THEY ARE PAINTED!
But wait! Why am I painting? I could have just kept this lovely sponge paint job!
Stay tuned for more thrilling updates from She’s So Pretty!
January 12, 2012
I will get to paint some day…yes?!
front of shop
back of shop
much better! Silly counters removed
so much more room!
I had to remove a few screws....
really?! The floor tile is bright green? I had no idea!
Wait a minute! I didn’t get to the sanding! Tomorrow is a new day! (Of sanding and cleaning)
January 11, 2012
Whoooo hooo! I’ve got the keys to my new studio and retail space! I’M SO EXCITED!!! Be sure to check back. I will be posting oodles of pictures over the next few weeks.
For now…… here is a glimpse of my super scary basement. It puts the lotion in the basket……
December 20, 2011
I started making these wine bags when BYOB restaurants started popping up near my girlfriends house in Baltimore. I mean, if you are going to get all gussied up to go out, you might as well look classy while your drinking. Nothing says style like walking into eat with a crumbled paper bag shoved under your arm.
Oh… and don’t get me started on those crappy string straps on the store bought wine bags. Nothing like sliding your bottle into a bag and having it crash all over the floor. What a mess!
Customers have also clued me into other uses. Wine, booze, olive oil, smanshy tonic and other juices all fit in these bags. Most recently, a customer told me she put roll up cutting mats, spatulas, and other kitchen utensils. Ingenious!
Completely lined, they slip right on your wrist for easy carrying! At $10, what a great way to dress up that bottle!
mint silk, pretty pink floral
butter polka dot
December 19, 2011
Seriously…. who doesn’t want one of these ridiculously cuddly monsters?! They are great for infants, toddlers, tweens, dogs…. the list goes on and on!
- Made (by me) from polyester fleece and stuffed with polyester fiberfill. Machine wash- tumble dry low.
- All eyes, flowers, neck ties etc are appliqued down. Nothing for a little one to chew off and swallow. Totally safe for the crib!
- Bright colors, super soft. Completely huggable!
- Dolls are 15″ish by 7″ish inches. Each doll and style vary slightly.
I have all these monsters in stock, with me. They are on sale right now for only $10! What a great gift for only 10 smackers! If youa re instersted in any of them, comment or shoot me a message. firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure to check out this link to see just a few of my happy customers!