Monday, November 23, 2020

Sew Cute Holiday: Erin Condren Gift Guide

 


Erin Condren's holiday collection is amazing!!! The best part is you can get 30% off your entire purchase during the Black Friday sale. Their public access starts today November 23rd! The sale ends November 30th so be sure to shop prior to that date. There are so many adorable items that would make great gifts. Even if you aren't a planner lover you have to check these things out! In today's post I've rounded up some of my top Erin Condren gift ideas. From notebooks, desk calendars, to even a cute hoodie there is something for everyone on your list. 

Shop this gift guide at the bottom of this post! 
XOXO 
Miranda 

Sew Cute Holiday: Amazon Gift Guide



My Amazon gift guide is here! Obviously there are a ton of options on Amazon. But wanted to highlight some super gift gift ideas for any ladies on your list. These would be perfect for any younger gals on your list. Especially college or high school age. Or if they love Hello Kitty, there are some options there. 

Shop these Amazon gifts and more at the bottom of this post! 
XOXO 
Miranda 

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Sew Cute Holiday: Target Gift Guide

 



Who doesn't love Target? Target is a great place to get affordable gifts while you are in store picking up your everyday items. Plus they have some super cute holiday items. Check out holiday beauty gift sets and also their Christmas novelty accessories. Lots of cute pieces and great items for gifts! 

Are you a big Target fan? Let me know in the comments! 
XOXO 
Miranda 

Friday, November 20, 2020

Sew Cute Holiday: Shop Small Gift Guide

My shop small gift guide is here! Here is an extensive list of some of my favorite small shops and small businesses. Plus I asked my Instagram followers for either their shops or their favorite small shops as well. Anything in italics is recommended by a follower or friend! If I find more great small shops I will keep adding to the list. 

FASHION 

POLKA DOT ENGLAND | Adorable and comfy pajamas for women and girls! I have a top from their super small Stoney Clover Lane collab and it is so comfortable. More of a splurge but so good. 


NOSTALCHICKS | One of my favorite online boutiques! You can use my code MIRANDA10 for 10% off your purchase. She is doing a ton of Black Friday deals so be sure to check those out. 


SHOP SEW CUTE STYLE | In case you didn't already know I own a small shop myself! I sell handmade mask chains and bracelets on my Instagram page over at Shop Sew Cute Style. You can DM that page to order. 


LELE SADOUGHI | A obvious pick for me is Lele Sadoughi! Clearly a small business favorite. Run by Lele Sadoughi herself this women owned business is my go to for headbands and accessories. Tons of great gift options at a wide variety of price points. 

ALICE & WONDER | An adorable boutique located in Chicago, but they also have a great website. So many cute pieces! 

WILLOW AND VANN | A follower recommendation! They have some adorable clay earrings. Particularly this pair of bow stud earrings are adorable.  

HOME 

HALF MOON CANDLES | My friend Hannah swears by these candles. She is a Chicago local as well! 

GOLDEN RULE | My good friend recommended this stationery and gift shop in Minnesota. I visited while I was in town and it is so cool. Would be perfect place to pick up small stocking stuffers! 

DISNEY

MAIN STREET STITCH CO | One of my favorite Disney small shops! She creates hand knitted Minnie ears and home decor. Check out her site to learn about upcoming shop openings. 

MAGICAL PIXIE DUST | My go-to cup shop is Magical Pixie Dust! She makes the cutest cups and I use them all the time. A cute but practical gift. Lots of designs to choose from. 

MY OH MY SUPPLY CO | Legit my go-to small shop for Disney + pop culture apparel! Lindsey and Ali are major girl bosses so be sure to check out their shop. Plus their Christmas collection is always amazing

GRAPE SODA CO | I love Grape Soda Co! Her jewelry is legit gorgeous. So cute and dainty. Lots of adorable Disney designs to choose from. She also has phone cases, masks, and other accessories. 

DARLING DREAM CO | Follower recommendation! Lots of cute Christmas items. They sell stickers, mugs, tees, digital prints, and more! 

HAPPILY EVER TEES | Follower recommendation! But I also love this shop. Nicolina is the sweetest and has the cutest tees and accessories. 

PINK SUNDAY'S | Follower recommendation! Amazing pop culture tees, sweatshirts, and more. Love their designs!

BELLE ANOTTE MAGIC | Follower recommendation! Loving her novelty Christmas jewelry. 

FULL OF FAIRY TALES | Follower recommendation! Bracelet + mask chain shop. 

MAGICAL MOMENTS CALlIGRAPHY | A follower recommendation! She makes gorgeous hand lettered prints with Disney theme. 

ENCHANTED EARS BY KT | My best friend's sister owns an adorable ear shop! She even makes some 3D printed ears. 

SAWYER ROSE CO | A follower recommendation! Super cute hair accessories and lots of options. 

VICKI DRAWS CUTE THINGS | Vicki is so sweet and has the cutest illustrations! If you love Hello Kitty or Disney this is the shop for you. 

JJ CREATIONS AND MORE | One of my favorite straw charm shops. If you aren't in the Disney community you need to hop on the straw charm trend. Thank me later. 

PLANE CRAZY DESIGNS | A follower recommendation! Super cute Disney themed stickers. Perfect for your Disney BFF. 

KAIT MAKES TIE DYE | Kait makes adorable tie dye items! She hand dies everything and has the cutest color combos. DM her on Instagram to order. 

OPHELIA & REY | This girl makes the cutest velvet headband inspired ears! Plus she does apparel. She does it all, go check out her Etsy shop! 

PLANNER 

SCRIBBLE PRINTS CO | One of my go to planner shops for planner kits! Her designs are always the cutest, plus she does a lot of Disney kits. 

THE COFFEE MONSTERS CO | My go to sticker shop for character stickers. These adorable hand drawn stickers are perfect for any planner girl. They are so so cute! 

CARESS PRESS | Another one of my go to planner kit shops. Her sticker paper feels like BUTTER! Is so smooth and has a matte finish. Cannot recommend her shop enough. 

SIMPLY GILDED | If you love washi tape you NEED to purchase from Simply Gilded. Her washi tapes are gorgeous and addicting. I have so many of them! Her signature bows are a must. 

THE ANGEL SHOPPE | This adorable small shop makes the most gorgeous pens. They are perfect for any stationery lover, or a great stocking stuffer! 

PEN GEMS | Another great pen shop! These pens are filled with tiny crystals and topped with a rhinestone on top. Gorgeous for anyone who loves sparkle. Also perfect to throw into any purse. 

NO WHITE SPACE STICKERS | Where Disney and planners collide! Tabitha has the CUTEST stickers and planner accessories. Check out her Instagram for shop opening information! 

There are honestly so many great shops that I wish I could include them all! Please comment more of your favorite shops below so people can find other creators. This is just a very small list I was able to compile from my own knowledge + my Instagram followers. Please be sure to try and shop small this holiday season. I know it is super easy to buy stuff off of Amazon or run to the store but nothing beats supporting people right now. Now as someone who runs a small shop + works with a lot of small businesses this Christmas it is more important then ever to shop small! Shop some small shop picks at the bottom of this post! 
XOXO 
Miranda 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Sew Cute Holiday: Christmas Tees Under $30



Cute Christmas tees under $30? Yes please! I am obsessed with all of these designs from Target. They are perfect for secret Santa gifts, affordable gifts, or a gift for yourself. Plus would be super cute for a virtual Christmas party? Or whatever the kids are doing these days for fun. 

Shop these tees at the bottom of this post! Which is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!
XOXO
Miranda 

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Sew Cute Holiday: Guy Gift Guide



OTHER IDEAS: 

COFFEE TABLE BOOK | I always recommend gifting coffee table books in genres specific to your guy! For my dad I always look for cool car or Porsche books. I found a great one at Home Goods that I gifted him for his birthday. Check out Amazon or your local book stores for cool options. 

BOTTLE OF THIER FAVORITE BOOZE | Totally lost on what to gift? Splurge on a fancy bottle of booze for your guy. Something they maybe normally wouldn't spend the money on makes it super special. 

NEW PHONE CASE | If your guy is a tech fan a new phone case or iPad case may be a fun gift! Try getting a personalized case like this iphone case.

WORK BAG | This wax and leather briefcase is perfect for any guy who needs a bag upgrade. Especially would make a great gift for someone who just scored a new job or a recent graduate. 

WASH BAG | Another go-to gift of mine is this leather wash bag. Great for a guy who travels for work or if you are heading on vacation soon. It is super masculine take on a makeup bag. 

NEW SOCKS OR UNDER SHIRTS | Something guys don't like to buy is under shirts and socks. It is kind of boring but an easy gift! Love a fun pair of novelty socks like this striped pair. 

OLD GIFT GUIDES


What is your go to gift for guys? Let me know in the comments! Shop these picks at the bottom of this post... 
XOXO 
Miranda 

Monday, November 9, 2020

Sew Cute Holiday: Gifts under $50 to buy now



My $50 and under gift guide is here! I feel like I've seen a ton of cute gift options for under $50 this year. Which is great because I love finding cute but budget friendly things. Today I've rounded up some cute and pretty gifts all $50 and under. Most are under $30 though! 

STONEY CLOVER POUCHES | Believe it or not some SCL pouches are under $50! I love the mini and the clear travel pouch. Both are great for travel or everyday use. The mini is probably my most used! 

CHARLOTTE TILBURY | I love this Pillow Talk lipstick set. This lipstick is one of my favorite colors and this set is a great value.

INVISIBOBBLE HAIR TIES | One of my go-to no crease hair ties! These are fabulous for when you just want to tie your hair back quick. This set includes 3 for $8! Come in multiple color options as well. 

ERIN CONDREN NOTEBOOK | For anyone who loves note taking, organization, or a student I love Erin Condren notebooks. This one is super chick and softbound. But they also have spiral notebooks! 

Shop more $50 and under gifts below! What price points are you shopping for? Let me know in the comments! 
XOXO 
Miranda

Friday, November 6, 2020

Sew Cute Holiday: SCL Gift Guide

 


You asked and you shall receive! Here is my 2020 Stoney Clover Lane gift guide. These are some of my top picks and ideas in terms of gifts this year. I kind of broke them up by limited edition collections vs. core product. 

MINI POUCH + DESTINATION PATCH | No matter who you are gifting this season I love the idea of a mini pouch with a destination patch. I have one with a Chicago patch and it is one of my favorites! Customize this based on the persons favorite city, home town, or somewhere they are planning on going. It is a great way for something custom that will remind them of their favorite place but it is also functional! 

LUGGAGE TAG | A more affordable gift option is a luggage tag! These are great plain or with a letter on them. Great for any traveler because they can put it on any bag, suitcase, or backpack that they already own! Go for a neutral color or maybe their favorite color depending on the person. 

TOTE BAG | I love the Stoney Clover Lane totes. They are great for a lot of different purposes! This would be a great gift for a student, teacher, or someone who may travel a lot. Also would make a cute gym bag for the fitness lover! 

CLEAR FLAT POUCH | I've been loving my clear flat pouch to store masks and mask chains. The perfect 2020 gift? I think so. Can also use it for other things later down the road! Personally I don't recommend putting "masks" on anything because hopefully we won't need them forever..... We will see!

CLEAR TRAVEL POUCH | Another great budget friendly option as this pouch is $34. I keep mine plain because I think they are cute on their own! Great for travel, to keep masks in, or to throw in a purse or tote. 

LARGE POUCH | I am loving this large sparkling cider pouch. Perfect for fall and winter plus the pearl letters are super pretty!

COZY BACKPACK | Cozy is all the rage right now, and sherpa is super in. Get this backpack for the trendy student in your life. I think it would be super cute for a college or high school student! 

CORD MINI TOTE | The mini tote would make the perfect gift for anyone! I think it would be especially cute for a new mom to use as a diaper bag or for baby stuff on the go. 

FANNY PACK | Their fanny packs are so good. This sand with sand heart is the exact combo I have and I always get compliments on it. It is a great neutral color and will match a ton of your outfits. Plus being hands free right now is a game changer. 

COZY MINI POUCH | Loving this cozy mini pouch with the fall mini rainbow patch. This is the perfect pouch to gift anyone! Plus the mini size is super versatile. 

Hopefully this gave you some gift ideas just in time for the Stoney Clover Lane Saturday Sale! Shop these pieces and more below. 
XOXO 
Miranda 

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Stoney Clover Sale Saturday Guide


It is TIME PEOPLE! This is not a drill! Stoney Clover Lane's BIGGEST sale of the year is this weekend Saturday November 7th. In honor of the sale I am creating a GIANT guide to all things Stoney Clover Lane. I've compiled all of my recent design inspo posts, photos of my collection, plus I am answering your Stoney Clover Lane questions you sent me on Instagram. Plus of course I am sharing what I am eyeing from the sale and what I plan to purchase. *pending of course because I like to change my mind*

If you are new to Stoney Clover Lane I recommend heading to my SCL shopping guide post! 

MY WISHLIST 
One of the things you wanted to know was what I am purchasing from the sale! I am honestly still finalizing it. But, this is what I am thinking so far. I really wanted the cozy mini tote in the pink. But, didn't want to splurge on it. I said I would get it if it was still available during their sale. So we shall see! Then I love this sparkling cider pouch with the new fall rainbow patch. This is a takeout option so it is already pre-made and ready to go. Then I am torn between getting a custom large buttercream pouch with the 5 hearts below. OR if I should get the buttercream heart takeout option. I don't love the pumpkin spice color which is why I am a little hesitant. But we will see how I feel. Then I am loving the new LSF x SCL mask sets. So most likely will get those! Then of course want to snag the tie dye Lele headband and the hibiscus pearl headband. Those were my two headbands on my wishlist that I haven't picked up yet. 


heart large buttercream take out pouch | buttercream large pouch | sparkling cider heart 

Q&A 
Answering some of the questions you submitted on Instagram, plus some commonly asked questions I get! 

Q: What item do you get the most use of if you could only have ONE thing? 
A: My most used pouch is the mini by far. It is great for everyday use or travel. Everyday you can use it in your work bag, purse, tote, school bag, gym bag, whatever you are using! I have a mini pouch for daily use to keep things like tissues, lipstick, lip balm, medicine, and other essentials. I also have a mini pouch that I use on the plane to keep all my plane essentials. When I get to my seat I take out the plane pouch and put it in the seat pocket. That way I don't have to dig through my bag to get things while on board! Also, the mini is one of the more affordable pouches. So I think it is a great place to start in general! 

Q: What are your favorite SCL core colors? 
A: Flamingo, grape, and sand. Also like lilac! 

Q: What are your favorite patches? 

Q: Best SCL item to give as a gift? 
A: Okay so I'm going to answer this in multiple parts because why not! Best stocking stuffer I would say is the luggage tag. I think the luggage tag anyone can use. Would make a great affordable gift, they are cute plain or with a patch, and can go with any bag or suitcase someone may already own! Best overall gift I would say is the small pouch. It is a happy medium between mini and large and is a good starter item for someone new or for someone who has a collection! Can be used for lots of different reasons. For someone on a budget I would say the clear travel pouch is also a good option! They are super cute plain and $34 so under $40!

Q: Are you releasing any gift guides? 
A: Yes! There will be Stoney Clover items mixed into a lot of my gift guides. But I will post a separate Stoney Clover gift guide before Saturday for gift ideas! 

Q: Is it worth the price? What sets it apart? 
A: I'm glad someone asked this question because I get it a lot! Not even just for Stoney Clover Lane but for other items. Here is my thing with Stoney Clover, the quality is amazing! I've had a billion makeup bags prior to really investing in Stoney Clover. They last you a year, they get all gross, then you throw them away and go get another one. I've had some of my Stoney Clover Lane bags/ pouches for 4 years and I still use them! If they are dirty you can wipe them down, the zippers are AMAZING, and overall they just hold up very well.  Prior to SCL I used a Vera Bradley makeup bag and it got so ratchet so quick. But, my SCL bags have held up. I have to mention that I travel A LOT. Normally I travel probably every other week for work and take a personal trip or vacation every three months. It really depends but on average. So my price per use is much lower. If you travel once every 5 years it may not be worth it. For my case I am constantly traveling, packing, and I have to be organized or I'm a mess! That is also another way I think it is worth the price. Again if you don't travel a ton that may be different for you personally! Also want to mention I never recommend buying something you can't afford. No matter what it is! At the end of the day none of us NEED these pouches. They are fun and help keep us organized but not a necessity. If you are on a budget I suggest starting with a clear travel pouch. It is their most affordable pouch and can be used a ton of different ways! Start there and see if you like the brand then go from there! 

Q: Worried that things will sell out while I shop... any strategy you recommend for shopping? 
A: Last year I believe they "shut the site down" right before the sale launched. But, I would make sure you know EXACTLY what you want going into the sale. Place any items you want in the cart the day before the sale in case your cart will still be there! I honestly don't know if it will but worth the try. Create a Stoney Clover account ahead of time and put in your shipping and billing info for easy checkout. I would also plan on shopping the sale right when it opens at 10am EST on Saturday November 7th. The earlier you shop the better. If you want items from limited edition collections I'd focus on those first. Core items are less likely to sell out, but still possible. Popular colors I feel like are: sand, noir, flamingo, grape, etc. So if you want those colors I'd also focus on those! If you are SUPER worried I would place two orders. Get your must haves in the first order then go back for more if needed. Obviously you will have to pay the shipping twice but that's a call to make on your end!  

Q: Your fav custom designs! And the SCL you find yourself using the most. 
A: I semi answered this already but my top used SCL items are: mini pouch, tote bag, fanny pack, and the clear travel pouch. I used my fanny a TON in the summer and when I first got it. It'll be harder to use now that I have to wear a giant parka. I use the tote bag to bring mail to the post office, if I have to run an errand, or for overnight trips! Mini pouch and clear travel pouch I use every time I travel. I have two travel pouches one for toiletries and one for makeup. Then the mini pouches I kind of already explained! But I'd say right now I use those four items the most. It is kind of always changing though! 

As for my favorite custom designs you can see a ton of my design ideas below! Plus if you keep scrolling you can see some of my collection and how I've customized things. My go-to customization combo is usually always the varsity letter hearts, the rainbow pearl patch, or glitter varsity letters. I tend to keep things simple! I use my initials MP or MMP or just a single heart or rainbow. Also love placing patches in the far right lower corner. I feel like that is my signature if you look at some of my pouches! 

Q: I'm new to SCL! What would you recommend for a first time buyer? 
A: This is hard to answer but I can walk you through my progression! 

            1) Started out with mini pouch and small pouch to start out. Those were my first two! To save money start without any patches. You can always add patches. But, saving on the embroidery is helpful and keep the pouches less expensive without the extra cost of patches. 
            2) Next I'd recommend the clear pouches like the travel pouch or the mini clear open top from terry (there is minimal stock left in those though). I reach for those A LOT while traveling now. 
            3) From there I'd go to either fanny pack or large pouch. I use my fanny A LOT but I feel like that is more personal if you like fanny packs or not. The large is good for a big makeup bag to hold everything. 

But I find the small and a clear travel can also do the trick. 
As a first time buyer I would say you can skip the flat pouches and backpacks. I don't use those as much. I have a lot of old flat pouches I hardly use but I am a hoarder and probably won't ever get rid of them! I think the backpacks are cute but not a NEED in my opinion when first starting out. Unless you really need a backpack for something! I do love the duffles though but they can get pricy. So to summarize my top recommendations for new buyers are mini and small pouches.


DESIGN INSPIRATION 
Some of my past design inspiration collages are below! Lots of cute design ideas and things I would personally recommend. Most of these collections and items are available during the sale! 

There are pieces available from both Loveshackfancy collaborations right now! From the above collection I got the pink floral ribbon mirror open top. But I got the pencil case, backpack, and luggage tag from the other LSF drop! I've linked items from both collections below. 


Terry is still available with limited colors! Sea Glass and Surf color ways are mainly available. 








These were my back to school ideas! Some great ideas for kids or for college students. Would make fun gifts for anyone younger in your life! Or for yourself, you do you. 


One of my all time favorite collaborations with Stoney Clover! I went ham with this collection to say the least. For sure worth picking up some pieces if you are into Hello Kitty! 

LELE SADOUGHI x SCL + HEADBAND STORAGE


For my Lele Sadoughi fans out there, wanted to touch on their collaboration. It WILL be included in the sale as far as I know. Which is amazing. I picked up one headband last year during the sale. It's a great time to pick them up. ALSO for my Lele Sadoughi or headband ladies, I use the Stoney Clover mirror open tops to store all of my headbands. Except ones that are not seasonally appropriate. You can see an example of it above! You can fit 6 headbands easily if you don't close them. Plus it is a fun way to display your headbands. 

SNAPSHOTS OF MY COLLECTION
Here is a little snapshot of my Stoney Clover Lane collection! If you want to see more of my collection check out my IGTV videos. I made them earlier in quarantine so I have gotten more items since they have been filmed. But you can get an idea of what I have and use! 






 








Okay friends, I think that is everything PHEW. That was a long post. If you made it this far THANK YOU. I try and make my posts as detailed as possible to help all of you! I love talking about brands and products I love. I hope this post has helped you put together your order or answer a question you may have been curious about! I am will also be posting a SCL gift guide based on current inventory so stay tuned! 
XOXO 
Miranda 

Monday, November 2, 2020

Sew Cute Holiday: Cozy Gifts



Now more then ever we want to be cozy and comfy! All of these sherpa themed items would be perfect holiday gifts. From sherpa jackets, cozy soft loungewear, too cute accessories you can't go wrong. Sherpa is a major trend this fall so I'm sure it will stay for Christmas and winter too. 

Are you into the cozy sherpa trend? Let me know in the comments! Shop these gifts and more at the bottom of this post... 
XOXO 
Miranda