Friday, January 14, 2011

In Progress...

I thought I would share some of my new designs in progress. I need to finish them with the hand-stitching and other details. Check my store in the upcoming weeks to see and be able to purchase the finished designs! 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


My web searches have led me to realize that I do love vintage items. I mean those things my grandmother and yes, even my mom had in their rooms and homes when they were my age. I’ve seen some items from the 1980’s in my searches and I will refuse to believe that these items are now considered “vintage.” Does that make me “vintage”? But don’t take me wrong, I love all the old 80’s things I grew up with and I wish that they didn’t have to change all the characters as they brought them into the 21st century. But I digress. I love the almost weird, unusually pieces that can be redone into something simply gorgeous. You know, those really ugly harvest gold and olive green statues that can be bought for a few dollars and spray painted a bright turquoise or hot pink? I think I will go to Goodwill or an antique store this weekend… How can I get this look into my children’s shirts? Something to ponder.

Source: Dottie Angel

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Welcome to NiteOwl Designs in a brand new year! I call myself NiteOwl Designs because I do primarily most of my work at night after my girls go to sleep. I stay up way past my bed time and wake when the first child wakes. If I’m lucky it’s after 7:30 am, but I’m usually not. I do not catch the worm as I am not an early bird. My day usually includes sewing, creating patterns, surfing the web for inspiration, and watching my very imaginative children play. I am also blessed to be able to watch Strawberry Shortcake go to Berrywood at least 3 times a day.

I’m infatuated with handmade, crafty things and am slowly adding more to my home. I love the idea of purchasing everything at flea markets and thrift stores, though I don’t think I could survive without my weekly trips to Target.  I dream of living a simpler life, not worrying so much about things and definitely not worrying about money. 

Change is important. I rearrange my furniture at least every 6 months, and although I have painted my living room only a little over a year ago, I am researching what new color to paint my living room. I’m thinking a pale yellow-green.
Just a little bit about me…More to come. 

Happy New Year and I hope all your resolutions come true.