Thursday, December 16, 2010

Sewing workshop

The next beginners sewing workshop will be Saturday, January 29th at Pleasant Ridge Montessori from 10-2pm. Registration will start tomorrow.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Holiday Stroll

It was a cold and snowy day in the Rhine.

Cafe de Wheel is hiding behind the balloons.

Imagine Gnats display from the outside window

City Roots

Thanks to everyone that came out for the Holiday Stroll in OTR.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Plans no more

I had all these plans in the fall to post pictures of new stuff. Now, I am  wondering where the fall went? Snow is on the ground and I still have not posted any pictures of the cute "Hipster" bag and the plethora of t-shirt scarves and not to forget the clutch! I could blame it on the fact that I want a new camera, but I guess that is not really the case. So, here is the "one" picture I have not posted yet of a t-shirt scarf that some lucky customer purchased at the Cincy Chic Holiday Showcase last month. If you want to see the new Purdy items, I guess you will have to come visit Christina and I at the Holiday Stroll in OTR. We will be hanging out at 1301 Main Street from 11-6pm.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Get familiar with Voegele Familiar

I consider myself a foodie. I want high quality, tasty food, especially when it comes to desserts.  So I was excited to hear that my friend Lucy had started selling her wonderful desserts. Of course, I had to place a couple orders for Thanksgiving. I ordered that apple crisp, pecan pie and carrot cake.  They were a hit with the family, especially the pecan pie. 

Here is what Lucy has to say about Voegele Familiar. "Artisan pies and desserts from Voegele Familiar are made from scratch with quality ingredients.  I can create desserts to your liking and dietary need whether you want more sugar, less sugar, or gluten free. If you have a favorite pie you haven’t had since childhood, let me see if I can replicate it for you!"

"Voegele Familiar specializes in quality products that taste good." 
To place an order email Lucy at

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Lots of wine

I have been working on a big order today. The order was for 20 wine bags. Here's a preview.


The next project is yoga bags.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Holiday Shopping

Need to start your holiday shopping? Do you want some fun and interesting gifts? Then visit us for the Holiday Stroll and Shop in OTR. We have lots of fun stocking stuffer gifts all under $10 and much more.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

So many bridesmaid dresses

I have a big custom order for the holidays using old bridesmaid dress. This sweet girl has been in many weddings, equaling an overload of dresses. You know how it goes, you buy a bridesmaid dress for your friend's wedding, hoping that it will be something you can wear again, but deep down you know you won't.  Her idea was to have me make purses out of the dresses to give as presents. I just love this idea! I will post pictures when I finish the bags.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Coolest online boutique

Purdy Everyday is featured by Cincy Chic........  12 Days of Seasonably Chic Showcase
Thanks goes out to Amy and her crew for writing such a great article.

As you all know I will be one of the vendors at the Seasonably Chic Showcase this Saturday. I have some new featured items for the show including a trendy version of the hip bag and lots of EveryDAYprons!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sewing Success

Lots of learning and fun was had at the sewing workshop on Saturday.  Rachael from Imagine Gnats helped teach and did some technical work as well. One of the students sewing machine was on the fritz and Rachael came to the rescue and fixed the machine.

The students made tote bags using decorative fabric swatches from Joseph William's Home.

I stopped by the furniture store last Friday to tell them I would be using the fabric swatches for the workshop. Fred was very excited and said that he can order material by the yard for anyone that is interested. They have some beautiful patterns.

Next workshop will be in January or February. I have some ideas of fun stuff to teach. Maybe knitting with plastic bags...we will see.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Holiday Madness

Time is not on my side. I feel like I can not get caught up. I spent a couple days last month out of town and since I've been back, I have been working like crazy to get ready for all the upcoming events and sewing workshop on Saturday. I love being busy, but I have some new ideas that I would like to start working on, not to mention client requests. So........if you are thinking about giving a Purdy gift, get your orders in soon. I will be taking customer orders up to December 10th.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

We have a name

Introducing EveryDAYprons for the Foodie Fashionista. Thanks Brian and Lea for their winning suggestions. We liked both names and wanted to incorporate them both into the name!


On Saturday, we went shopping for something to display our aprons. We found this cute body form at Hobby Lobby.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Seasonably Chic Showcase

'Tis the Season to be Chic! Join us on November 6 from 10am-3pm for a fashionable holiday shopping experience downtown at The Phoenix (812 Race St.). This holiday shopping event will bring all the greatest local boutiques and vendors - for women, men, children and pets - all under one roof!

One canned good, which will be donated to the Freestore Foodbank, is the admission "fee." The first 100 attendees will receive a swag bag* (valued at $300+) and at noon, 100 more swag bags will be distributed to attendees. Also enjoy complimentary Frisch's pie tastings, a free brunch 'n' learn, fashion shows at 11:30am and 2:30pm, and free gift wrapping!

Platinum Sponsor: Frisch's Big Boy
Gold Sponsor: Fischer Homes

11:30am Fashion Show Sponsor: LouLou's Boutique

12:30pm "Botox & Brunch" Sponsor: Kurtzman Plastic Surgery (Click here to RSVP to the brunch)

2:30pm Fashion Show Sponsor: Little Liza Jane's Boutique

The suggested place to park is the Garfield Garage located on 9th St. (cost is $2)

Brought to you by Cincy Chic, an online publication for women in Greater Cincinnati, and Locals on Living an affiliate of the Cincinnati.Com network.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Summer in Review

Early morning setting up our booth

I have been frequenting street fair's all summer. Soon I will be planning next summer's venues. Can't wait!

Belly dancers at Second Sunday in OTR

T-shirt scarves

Taking inventory and working hard
Cool building in Yellow Springs

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Fabric Swatches

tote bag
Joseph Williams Home donated some beautiful fabric swatches to Purdy Everyday. This hip furniture store is located in  Gateway District in Downtown Cincinnati.

Friday, October 8, 2010

T-shirt scarves

One of my clients gave me a great tip. She said that I should take the sleeves of t-shirts and sew them together to make a scarf. So I did and I think it was a great idea. Thanks Mary Rose

Tie Dye Scarf

I will have a bunch of colorful scarves at the Yellow Springs Street Fair tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

It's a Yellow Springs Weekend

Yellow Springs is a hip, fun town, near Dayton Ohio. Great place to enjoy nature and browse some cute shops. This Saturday, I will be a vendor at the Yellow Springs Street Fair. I will be featuring tie dyed t-shirt scraves and shoulder bags.

The street fair will have over 200 booths of arts, crafts and jewelry, as well as, international selection of cuisine from Vietnamese, Thai, Mexican and more.  The fair will also have performers playing throughout the streets to bands on the main stage.

Jackson Lytle & Lewis Stage              Music Festival & Beer Garden

Project Jericho                                         The Show 12 pm

Bucket Band 11 am                                 Sawgrass 1 pm
Egyptian Breeze 12 pm                            Dustin Vincent 2 pm
Hardtackers 1 pm                                    Slipstream 3 pm

Egyptian Breeze 2 pm                              Mercury Mouth 4 pm
Living Daylights 3 pm                               Romeo Champagne 5 pm
Sweet Betsy 4 pm                                   The Werks* 6 pm

It will be a fun filled day!

Friday, October 1, 2010

I love food

I really enjoy eating food, especially yummy food that is easy to make. The problem is that I don't like to spend a lot of time cooking, mostly because I am busy and maybe a little lazy. I wish I had a personal chef to cook for me, but I don't. The other problem is that my trips to the grocery store are unplanned without a grocery lists.

A couple of weeks ago, I was searching for some easy recipes and I found the blog Broke and Healthy. The recipes are simple, but very tasty with just a handful of ingredients needed. I have made a handful of dishes from the site and have loved everyone....especially the stuffed peppers. Yum. Have fun cooking.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Traveler

This month I have been traveling more than usual. I have spent many years just staying close to Cincinnati because I did not have the time to travel, but now I am ready to start seeing the world.  Earlier this month, I was in Chicago. It is a great place to eat, ride the L and shop. You can't go wrong visiting Chicago. Sorry I don't have my Chicago pictures uploaded yet. I will post them later.

 I just got back from Charleston South Carolina. I spent time on the beach, swimming in the ocean and eating some really great food.

Isle of Palms, South Carolina
 I lounged on the beach for a couple of days in "Isle of Palms". The last time I was at the beach was probably in the early 90's.
I toured some really old houses and spectacular graveyards. I love historical places, especially if they have some good ghost stories attached.

Charleston, South Carolina
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