Brickyard Buffalo Vendor

Have you ever shopped on Brickyard Buffalo's website?  I'm continually amazed at the style these girls represent and the unique items and talents they bring to their site.  If you are unfamiliar with Brickyard Buffalo, it is a small group of girls that created an online market that features items at a discounted price.  Most of the items they showcase are from handmade shop owners like myself.  Since we are moving very soon (yaaaaaay!!) I wanted to offer another sale since I will be closed for a couple weeks during the transition into our new house.  From now until the 25th or while supplies last, you can get my printed raglan baby shirts for 25% off retail value!  Which means they are only $13.45!  That's the most I have ever discounted them!

There are five different designs in three sizes (while supplies last) to choose from at checkout.  To view this deal, visit here!

Moving Sale

It's been a while since I spent time in this little space of mine.  Some seasons come and go so quickly, and before I know it summer is not only here, but seems almost over.  

This past year has been fast paced with so many events and exciting things going on.  One of which we are thrilled about, is moving into our first house next month!  We've been moving every year since we started college 10 years ago and now we are in a place that we can own.  We hope this is our last move for a while because packing and unpacking is something we are pret-ty tired of doing!  

So this year, as I move my LBF studio space one more time, I wanted to have a moving sale to help clean out some inventory as well as give customers a chance to buy now since I will be closed for a couple weeks during the moving process.  How does 20% off your total purchase of $20 or more sound?!  

*Use coupon code MOVINGSALE at checkout to receive your discount*

As always, thank you for following & sharing LBF!

> Michelle <

Craftin' Outlaws Show

This past weekend I set up shop for the first time at Craftin Outlaws.  I was excited, exhausted and anxious to see how things would go and what my booth would look like once completely set up.

It was very difficult preparing for this show.  I was so excited to have been accepted, only two find out shortly after that I needed to have surgery on my knee, which resulted in six weeks of crutches. However, I was determined to be there.  With so much help from my dad, (those words don't even do it justice...) I was able to still participate!  Together we had hand cut and sewn/hand sewn 175+ dog collar accessories and set up our booth with four (really cool I might add) spray painted ironing board displays.
I seriously couldn't believe we did it all in time!

The show was a success for LBF and I will keep applying in the future.  I can't say thank you enough to everyone that helped along the way and to my amazing friends and brother-in-law + sister-in-law that drove up from Dayton to see me!  I am so blessed to have such supportive people in my life.  This show was a lot of fun, and I was glad to be a part of it.

Thank you to everyone that has called, texted, or emailed me about my recovery and my show.
My shop is now open again, with plenty of ready to ship collar accessories!


This past week I have been recovering from my knee surgery.  It's been a lot of sleeping, a little bit of pup snuggling and a lot of boredom.  

My surgery went really well on Wednesday, despite my nerves getting the best of me.  The doctor said my cartilage was able to be repaired instead of removed which is a great thing for the future of my knee.  This means I am not as likely to have as many problems with arthritis and fluid buildup in years to come.  What this does mean is that my recovery time is 6 weeks on crutches without any weight on my left knee.  Doctors orders, and I am going to make sure I don't let him down.  

With this being said, I think I am going to hang out at my parents house a little longer.  I am going to take advantage of always having someone here to help me with something...just in case.  My parents house is perfect for the injured and the elderly with a first floor livable space, a ramp up to their front door, a walk in shower and a retired dad that is able to help me with anything I might need and keep me company.  Six weeks is a long time, and I think I will feel more stable on crutches and ready to go home after spending the first two weeks here at my parents.  

This means I am hoping to return to my studio space next week!  My lead time will change to accommodate for my gimpy leg, but I will be excited to have things to do and fabric to play with.  

As for now, my dad has a mini sewing station set up in their dining room for me to work on simple projects.  It's so cute; I sew, then he irons.

I'm really thankful for my parents and appreciate all the texts, comments and emails.  The pups and husband visit me and Stanlee even got the special treat of staying the night with me on Saturday.  I think he's really missed his momma ;)

More updates to come.  

Stanlee Smiles

Stanlee is such an expressive pup.  Sometimes I look at him and think, you're so happy right now, aren't you?!  I love this picture of him when we were hiking in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park last spring.  I think this was one of those moments I will always remember as Stanlee looking really happy.  If you look closely, you can almost see a smile on his precious face.  I'm ready for warm weather and more adventures like this one.