Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween

Wishing you all a very Happy Halloween. I recently came across this silhouette inspired Halloween costume and had to share it.

 via here

Would you be brave enough to take candy from this man?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

No Tricks, Just a Treat

Can you believe that Halloween is just a few days away? We're frantically sewing costumes today for a party tomorrow night.

At Simply Silhouettes, we just love special celebrations like this and to make it even more special, we're offering 50% off our Custom Silhouette Halloween Prints now through Oct. 31st. You can find them here in our Etsy shop.

Are you ready for trick or treating? What are you and/or your kids dressing up as this year?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Simply Silhouettes Class

If you're in the Portland, OR area this Friday, we'd love you to join us at the Pine Needle in Lake Oswego.

We'll be teaching a class making your own Silhouettes with the Freezer Paper Stencil technique. And the Pine Needle has a fantastic selection of fabrics which are sure to provide you with inspiration, just in time for holiday gift giving.

The class will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and the cost is just $5. To register, please call The Pine Needle at 503.635.1353 or 1-800-655-5632. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Eat, Drink and Be Scary

Today's the last day to order your Halloween plates to ensure delivery in time for Halloween. Get yours here at our Etsy Holiday Shop.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Let them eat cake

Lately we've been seeing lots of cake buntings popping up. And even a cupcake bunting. The originator of these is Kiki La Ru, who has a wonderful Etsy Shop with a great selection of buntings. We were so inspired that we decided to try our hand at a silhouette version.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Silhouette Leaves

Found today via Gracious Inspiration and I just had to share. These silhouette leaves were created by Nature's Art, a Chinese company that makes them using a 60-step process. The leaves aren't made by cutting the leaves but rather carving them, which removes the surface without cutting the veins. 

Every leaf speaks bliss to me, 

Fluttering from the autumn tree.

Emily Bronte

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Christmas Rocks!

Ho Ho Ho in October? The leaves are just starting to change and the kids are still wearing shorts around here, but the holidays will be here before you know it, so now's the time to place your order for one-of-a-kind custom silhouette gifts and cards for the holidays. All of our products are handmade to order and can require a lead time of up to 4 weeks, while we create them especially for you, so we encourage you to order as early as possible to make sure you receive your products in time for gift giving. This year we've got a great selection of customized gifts for everyone on your list and at prices for every budget. 

Thankful Plates

Barbies? Legos? Family? A pet goldfish? Whatever your kids are thankful for this Thanksgiving, we've got a great way to capture this moment in time with our new Thankful Plates.

Just send us a profile picture of your child along with 6 to 8 things that they are most thankful for and we'll create an instant heirloom for you. Plates are just $35. You can order yours here at our Etsy Holiday Shop.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Handmade Holidays

As a mom and pop shop, we love supporting other parent owned businesses whenever possible, so today we're happy to be part of two great shopping opportunities full of unique and handmade items, just perfect for holiday gift giving.

First you can find us over at the at Market Mommies at their first Mom's Night In Shopping Event

Then head on over to Blessed Little Nest where Heather has compiled a collection of 14 unique  handmade and vintage shops  that she'll be highlighting  over the next week. Plus each will be offering a discount or giveaway (sometimes both!)


Let the holiday shopping season begin!