Thursday, April 2, 2015

A unique gift for Mothers Day | A Tree Made Up of Your Family's Names

Are you looking for a unique Mother's Day gift? Thanks to a wonderful customer, I have a great new family tree design in the mix. It uses the family names themselves as the tree's body and leaves. Due to popular demand it comes in two leaf types - Willow and Oak/Elm/Maple/Birch. 


family tree pillow with names starting with my parents and going up to their grandchildren | The Typography Collection of Custom Family Trees in Willow and Oak Tree Styles | Belinda Lee Designs | Mothers Day Gift | Family Tree with Childrens Names On Top of Grandparents Names
The Typography Collection of Custom Family Trees in Willow and Oak Tree Styles

You can get your own here and if you order before the end of the weekend you can get 10% off using code SPRING10. If you been reading my blog for a while you know that codes aren't shared often - I save them up to share with my most loyal customers - so please take advantage!

Order here: http://shop.belindaleedesigns.com/t/family-trees



Friday, March 20, 2015

Closing Gifts for Realtors | Unique Housewarming Gifts Beyond Flowers and Service Contracts

During introductions at a local business conference, I found myself being greeted by a local realtor. "These are beautiful" she kindly responded as I handed her my business card which shows pictures of my family tree pillows and birth announcement subway art. Her response was sweet and definitely in line with the main tenets of this conference - supporting one another in our small mom-owned businesses. But then she surprised me with a question, "Do you have a design that says something about welcome home?" 

All ears - because my best ideas show themselves when I am listening to my customers, I gave an honest reply "I don't, but I would love to come up with something for you." My next step was reaching out to my loyal supporters and ask what they thought said "Welcome to your new home." 

Their ideas were amazing - old Irish sayings about bless this home and welcome friends. A simple, straightforward and friendly "Welcome Home." Adding in a little Belinda Lee Designs touch of personalization and color, I want to share a new line of pillows created with the help of my village (Thank you!!!).

 The Welcome Home Collection

The Welcome Home Collection by Belinda Lee Designs | A Collection of Personalized Pillows That Say Your Are Home | Closing Gifts | Housewarming Gifts | New Homeowner Gifts | Realtors

Housewarming Gift Welcome Home | Personalized with Name and Date | 16 x 16 inch Insert and US Shipping Included | Belinda Lee Designs
Welcome Home pillow personalized with family name and year

Housewarming Gift May Your Troubles Be Less Pillow | Personalized with Name and Date | 16 x 16 inch Insert + US Shipping Included | Belinda Lee Designs
May Your Troubles Be Less pillow personalized with family name and year

Stitched with the poem:
May your troubles be less,
And your blessings be more,

And nothing but happiness,
Come through your door.

Personalized Housewarming Gift Life Brings You to Unexpected Places Love Brings You Home Pillow | 16 x 16 inch Insert + US Shipping Included | Belinda Lee Designs
Love Brings You Home pillow personalized with family name and year

Stitched with the saying:
Life brings you to unexpected places,
Love brings you home
Housewarming Gift Bless all Friends That Enter Here Pillow | Personalized with Name and Date | 16 x 16 inch Insert + US Shipping Included | Belinda Lee Designs
Bless All Friends pillow personalized with family name and year

Stitched with the poem:
Bless all friends that enter here,
bring them laughter and good cheer.

Bless all those who leave our home,
keep them safe wherever they roam.

Each pillow in the Welcome Home Collection is beautifully embroidered and personalized to be the perfect housewarming gift for new home owners. The pillow is customized with the family's last name and year. You choose the lettering and fabric colors to match their taste and decor. This pillow makes a thoughtful customized closing gift, a lovely wedding, homecoming or anniversary gift. You can order your pillow here: http://shop.belindaleedesigns.com/

What poems and sentiments say welcome home to you?


As ever, I'm all ears!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

2015 Sewing Summer Camps in Raleigh, NC | 4 Camps for your budding sewist to choose from!

Are you looking for summer camps in Raleigh, NC? There are wonderful camps being held in the Community Center at The Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi. I'm teaching 4 weeks of camp this year - two hand sewing for rising 3rd - 5th graders and two machine sewing for rising 6th - 12th graders. There are lots of options from Sewing to Lego and Engineering to Cooking to Sports camps. I don't know about the other camps but mine filled up last year, so don't miss out and register soon!

How about hand sewing camp for your rising 3rd - 5th grader? I'm teaching two weeks of Hand Sewing camp July 20-July 24, 2015 and July 27-31 (mornings 9-12). 

Is your teen or tween you ready for summer? Give them something to look forward to sign them up for Machine Sewing camp (for rising 6th - 12th graders) I'm teaching two weeks of machine sewing camp July 6-July 10, 2015 and July 13-July 17, 2015 (mornings 9-12).


Read more about each camp below. Register by clicking the camp images or the links below each camp description.

Machine Sewing Summer Camp 2015 July 6-10 | Raleigh NC | Belinda Lee Designs

Register Here: http://bit.ly/sewingsummercamp2015 


Machine Sewing

Working with our sewing machines we‘ll learn to use a
pattern to make the perfect pajama pants. Then we‘ll
take our skills to the next level to create a pillow case
featuring your sewist‘s own silhouette or monogram.
(Campers are encouraged to bring their own sewing
machines, but we will have several machines
available in the classroom for the campers to share.
All materials will be supplied but an optional supply list
will be provided for campers who want to choose their
own fabrics.)

Ages: Rising 6th - 12th graders
Min. 5; Max. 8 participants
Date: July 6-July 10, 2015
Time: 9am-12pm
Camp Fee: $175 parishioner
 $195 non-parishioner

Register for: ENR302: Machine Sewing

Register Here: http://bit.ly/sewingsummercamp2015 


Machine Sewing Summer Camp 2015 July 13-17 | Raleigh NC | Belinda Lee Designs

Register Here: http://bit.ly/sewingsummercamp2015 


Machine Sewing

Working with our sewing machines we‘ll learn to use a
pattern to make the perfect pajama pants. Then we‘ll take
our skills to the next level to create a pillow case featuring
your sewist‘s own silhouette or monogram. (Campers are
encouraged to bring their own sewing machines, but we will
have several machines available in the classroom for the
campers to share. All materials will be supplied but an
optional supply list will be provided for campers who want
to choose their own fabrics.)

Ages: Rising 6th - 12th graders
Min. 5; Max. 8 participants
Date: July 13-July 17, 2015
Time: 9am-12pm
Camp Fee: $175 parishioner
 $195 non-parishioner

Register for: ENR309: Machine Sewing

Register Here: http://bit.ly/sewingsummercamp2015 


Hand Sewing Summer Camp 2015 July 20-24 | Raleigh NC | Belinda Lee Designs

Register Here: http://bit.ly/sewingsummercamp2015 


Hand Sewing Summer Camp

We'll start with the basics (threading a needle, knots,
simple stitches) and dive into easy projects on the first
day - a needle holder and a pin cushion. Your child will
build confidence and experience working on a
new hand-sewn project each day: Monday: a pillow,
Tuesday: a Small tote bag, Wednesday: a Potholder,
Thursday: a Stuffed animal, Friday: a Sunglasses
case. Advanced students will be able to select more
elaborate projects.

Ages: Rising 3rd - 5th graders
Min. 6; Max. 12 participants
Dates: July 20-July 24, 2015
Time: 9am-12pm
Camp Fee: $150 parishioner
 $170 non-parishioner

Register for: ENR315: Hand Sewing

Register Here: http://bit.ly/sewingsummercamp2015 

Hand Sewing Summer Camp 2015 July 27-31 | Raleigh NC | Belinda Lee Designs

Register Here: http://bit.ly/sewingsummercamp2015


Hand Sewing Summer Camp

We'll start with the basics (threading a needle, knots, simple
stitches) and dive into easy projects on the first day - a
needle holder and a pin cushion. Your child will build
confidence and experience working on a new handsewn
project each day: Monday: a pillow, Tuesday: a Small
tote bag, Wednesday: a Potholder, Thursday: a Stuffed
animal, Friday: a Sunglasses case. Advanced students will
be able to select more elaborate projects.

Ages: Rising 3rd - 5th graders
Min. 6; Max. 12 participants
Date: July 27-July 31, 2015
Time: 9am-12pm
Camp Fee: $150 parishioner
 $170 non-parishioner

Register for: ENR317 Hand Sewing

Register Here: http://bit.ly/sewingsummercamp2015