Friday, March 26, 2010

Weekend Sale

  • Friday and Saturday only (3/26 & 3/27), take an additional 10%* off of our entire stock of:

Cotton Prints
This is a total of 50% off of retail prices! **

  • Receive 10 skeins of DMC floss free when you purchase 5 smocking plates. (Please enter color number into customer comments box during checkout. Add a couple extra colors in the event that your first choices are out of stock.)

Remnants and Grab Bags

Check out our *REMNANTS* and *GRAB BAGS* pages. As we come to the end of bolts or stock, I will post them to these pages. *REMNANTS* and *GRAB BAGS* are also an extra 10% off, totaling 50% off of retail prices.*
Thank You

Thank you for the kind messages and phone calls that I have received in the past couple of weeks. Your words have been a great encouragement to me in this time of transition.

* Our already 20% off of retail prices + 20% off GOB Sale + 10% off weekend sale = 50% off of retail prices.
Cart will not reflect discount. I will calculate your discount when I process your order.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

“The End”

It is with a heavy heart that I announce the close of Princess Designs. I thought our loyal customers would like to know what has been going on behind the scenes. We became the new owners of PD during the summer of ‘08. Two months later, we were unexpectedly thrust into homeschooling our youngest son. I kept up with learning how to run a business and how to be a teacher until this past fall when we had to begin homeschooling all three of our children. Since the beginning of this year (2010), I have had to face the fact that I am not Superwoman. As much as I love PD, I am not doing it (or you) justice and I am also doing my children a disservice by not giving their education my full attention. I send out a great, big, heartfelt THANK YOU to all my wonderful customers. There were days that I didn’t think I would get through when one of you would call or email me and turn my day around. You are a special group of ladies and I cherish your friendship.


The following SALE will be in effect from now until we close:

  • All products remaining on the website are 20% off. With our already 20% off of retail prices, this is a total of 40% off!
  • I will only ship orders on Mondays.
  • The cart will not reflect the discounted totals. Order totals will be updated as we process them. You can view your updated total on the Order Tracking page.
  • Discounts only apply to in-stock items.
  • If you need to contact me, please email me through the Contact Us page or through pdinc at princessdesigns dot com . The PD Phone will no longer be in service.
  • We are only accepting credit card payments. Checks will no longer be accepted.
  • No refunds or returns will be accepted.

If you are interested in purchasing Princess Designs’ inventory (whole or part), please contact us through the Contact Us page for special pricing and more information.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Thanks and Year End Inventory Sale

We would like to thank all of our customers for helping make 2009 a great year. We appreciate your patience while we learned to juggle Princess Designs with the new frontier of homeschooling our three children. It has been an educational transition (no pun intended). We hope to make 2010 our best year ever!

Year End Inventory Reduction Sale*


20% Off
Pique Prints
Cotton Prints
Lawn Prints
Twill Prints
Knit Prints

15% Off
Heirloom Fabrics Including:
Bearissima, Giger, Nelona, Pima, and Satin Batiste
Pima Broadcloth
Lawn Solids
Jacquard Pique
Sea Island Broadcloth
Sheen Sateen
Silky Cotton
Swiss Voile

10% Off
Books and Magazines
Smocking Plates

A free skein of DMC floss will be included for every yard of fabric that you purchase during this sale. Simply enter the color number(s) that you would like in the customer comment box on the order page and we will include it in your package. This offer excludes, Blanc, B5200, and Black (310). Any out of stock colors will be replaced with a color of our choice.

*Shopping cart will not reflect discounts. Order totals will be adjusted as each order is processed. You can view your discounted total through the Order Tracking link.
Sale ends Friday, January 1, 2010 at midnight.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Cheer

One of my all time favorite patterns is Children’s Corner Lucy. Lucy is quick to sew and can be embellished in limitless ways. Think of Lucy as a blank canvas. I have created Lucy with pieced fabrics for a patchwork effect, used an overlay on the bodice area, machine embroidered, added a smocked insert and various other treatments.

001 Left to right: Children’s Corner Lucy, Children’s Corner Lucy, Bonnie Blue Lydia

These jumpers were made with Limelight Corduroy and Red Gingham. They were embellished with Christmas ornament designs from Embroidery Library and Red Gingham Covered Buttons.


Kits are available here:  Christmas Cheer!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Summer Vacation

We would like to thank you for being patient with us as we closed the store last week. My family took a vacation to the Smoky Mountains and had a wonderful time.

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barns painted with quilt squares,


a rushing creek,



a church built in 1805,


and a bear on our front deck!




We had a week filled with food, family, and unforgettable memories.

And just so you know, Aaron and I behaved perfectly on vacation…..



Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I’m Really Excited!

We have just gotten in another shipment of Bonnie Blue Designs’ Iva Leigh and Bailey. Both of these sweet little patterns have been huge sellers since their debut. Both of these patterns would be so cute in a plaid with white collars for the first day of school.

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We have also finally received Sew Cute Couture by Gail Doane and published by Country Bumpkin. What a beautiful book! There are 10 precious outfits/patterns including bishop dresses, square yoke dresses with a shaped yoke, wrap skirt, matching purses, and jackets, jackets, jackets! There is a complete construction section, a section devoted to how-to for smocking and embroidery stitches, and a detailed measurement chart. Pattern sizes range from 6 months to 12 years. This is a must have book for your collection!


Maja’s Heirlooms, Trisha, is also new to the shop. The blouse can be pleated or gathered and the skirt is actually a skort!


Saturday, June 27, 2009

and the winner is……

We had a lot of fun this week with our Anniversary Treasure Hunt. We will be sending a little something to all who participated. Thanks everyone for playing!

049The Treasure Basket includes:

2 yds. Swiss Satin Batiste, white
Stitch n Ditch Heirloom Stabilizer
5 skeins floche
Oliver + S Pattern
Ewe Baby Wool Pincushion




And the winner is……….



Congratulations Donna!!

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