Monday, March 21, 2011

Naming Contest Winners

Thank you for your excellent suggestions!  As always, your creativity astounds us.  If you participated in the naming contest, you are eligible for a 10% coupon off any item in our shop.  And, the winners each get a 50% coupon off any item in our shop!  Now is the perfect time to get your favorite Scarlet Threads spring item!  Contact eileen@scarletthreads.org for your coupon code!

So, without further ado, we're introducing...

POPPY!  Named by Stephanie at Ni Hao Y'all.


COCOA!  Named by Rebekah.

MATTIE MAY!  Named by Kelly of Girly Girl Bowtique.

And DAPHNE!  Named by Valerie of Ruffled Feathers (an adorable little girl's clothing shop!)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Naming Contest 4: It's in the Bag


With a pop of teal, pink, and gray springtime fabric lining the inside of this purse, this chocolate brown shoulder bag makes the perfect accessory. Versatile enough to be an everyday bag, it closes with a magnetic clasp and features pleating and coconut-shell button details on the front. Made with a Made by Rae pattern, this is a casual bag you'll turn to as you run out the door for a springtime lunch. A perfect gift for your girlfriends, the only thing they'll like more than the bag itself is knowing the impact each stitch made.

She's adorable... that much is for sure. But what should we call her? If you can't wait to get your hands on her, she's available in the Scarlet Threads shop right now!

Entries accepted until Saturday, March 19. Winner will receive a 50 percent off coupon good for one item in our shop! Leave your entries as comments on this post or on facebook.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Naming Contest 3: Reversible Rhapsody

For those of you who missed the darling Penelope (who absolutely flew off the shelves), we've created a new gorgeous and reversible style for our shop!

She absolutely needs a name!


In some of the seasons hottest colors, this new reversible apron is sure to fly off our shelves. With a European-styled bold flower print on one side, and a vibrant pink vine print on the other, the colors are both eye-catching and surprisingly classy. With the spring wedding season just around the corner, this apron will make a beautiful addition to any bride's kitchen.

Entries accepted until Saturday, March 19. Winner will receive a 50 percent off coupon good for one item in our shop! Leave your entries as comments on this post or on facebook.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Naming Contest 2: Springtime Swirls

Tell me, what is more adorable than chunky toddler thighs? What is sweeter than the sound of a little girl's laughter? What is more fun than frolicking barefoot in spring's freshest grass with a giggling gal?


Our newest children's dress needs a name, and we need your help!  It's sweet and sassy all at the same time... girly and fun, the fabric in this dress will make your favorite toddler's springtime playtimes a little more adorable.  Pair it with a pair of funky tights or a cute pair of jeans, and you have a shirt!  A little cardigan in one of spring's freshest shades would keep away the chill during a morning Easter egg hunt.  Wherever your little girl's springtime adventures take her, this is the perfect fun frock for the day!

Available in sizes 1T(S), 2T(M), and 3T(L) - it's available in our shop right now!  But she still needs a name. 

Entries accepted until Saturday, March 19. Winner will receive a 50 percent off coupon good for one item in our shop! Leave your entries as comments on this post or on facebook.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Naming Contest 1: Sweet & Savory

If you’ve been rabidly awaiting the release of new Scarlet Threads products, you need wait no longer! Careful watchers will have already noticed that the ST Shop has been updated to reflect current inventory - we have our Sadie Bag back AND a fresh stock of Tiger Hats. If you were stalking the website, you will have seen that we released the new products!

Let the naming contests begin!

We are going to start with my personal favorite: the new half apron. Can I just say gorgeous? The yo-yo pocket adds to the flair of this bright, cheery, and feminine style. The bright colors, especially with the reds, speak to the wonderful women in rural China who lovingly created this piece by hand.


“When serving your guests a cup of morning Joe, the day will seem a little bit brighter if you have this vibrant half apron tied around your waist. Red and blue, it has unexpected pops of orange, green, and salmon on the funky retro print. The bright blue "flower" pocket is an unexpected surprise. Hand-sewn by a woman in our village who uses the money she earns to educate her son, the blue pocket with a red button center provides a punch of color and a fun, yet functional, purpose.”

I would name this apron “Perfection,” but it isn’t up to me. It’s up to you!

Entries accepted until Friday, March 18. Winner will receive a 50 percent off coupon good for one item in our shop! Leave your entries as comments on this post or on facebook.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Bacon Wrapped Lil' Smokies

My friend who introduced me to this recipe nicknamed it Heart Attack on a Stick! So delicious it is; healthy it is not!

You'll need:
Package of Little Smokies
16 oz. package of Bacon
Toothpicks
1-2 cups of Brown Sugar


To do:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Cut the bacon into thirds.
Wrap each little Smoky in a piece of bacon and secure it with the toothpick.
Place them on a cookie sheet then sprinkle with brown sugar; use as much as you prefer.
Bake for about 30 minutes or until the bacon is cooked through.
Serve warm and Enjoy!


The last time I made this I forgot *gasps* to take a picture, so if you'd like to see a picture of what the recipe looks like when it's finished check out AllRecipes.com

I do have a sneak peek picture of one of our new aprons! It should be up on our website soon!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

An Apron Party: A Fun Affair!

One of our faithful supporters, Fay, hosted an Apron Party and graciously offered to let our readers and followers share in the experience. If you are interested in hosting your own, let us know a date and we will put it on our calendar.


Here's Fay:

Hello, my name is Fay and I’m a lover all food and doing good things to support amazing causes. I stumbled across Scarlet Threads through a fellow blogger’s site and fell in love with the story. We get so caught up in how good we have it here in the states that sometimes it’s easy to disconnect from other countries and the struggles they endure. Of all those who struggle women seem to be at the very top of the list and anything to empower another women warms my heart. I cannot imagine not having warm food, a warm place to lay my head every night, or the opportunities to improve my life whenever I choose. Scarlet Threads reminded me that there are so many impoverished women in the world who have to go to desperate extremes to feed their families a bowl of rice, while we’re feasting on prime rib.

After falling in love with Scarlet Threads I knew I wanted to be part of their story and contacted Eileen immediately. She’s am amazingly positive and inspirational person. The creativity that went into offering opportunities to the woman in Asia that she has humbles me. I contacted friends and family for a fun filled few hours of friendship, food, and handmade aprons, dresses, purses, and baglettes. The items I received for my show were so much more than I ever imagined. They were even more beautiful than they looked online and the craftsmanship is far superior to any other that I have seen. There was definitely an emotional moment for me after receiving these beautiful pieces. I could feel the love and hope for a better future that went into them.

The day of the party we had a nice little spread of tasty treats. The girls came over and wore the aprons, swapping the different styles throughout the party and struggling to decide which one they loved best! I myself ended up with several that I couldn’t stand the thought of sending back. We made pretzels topped with Rolos and pecan in our aprons (which I failed to take a picture of). Several of my friends purchased the darling dresses for their daughters and had their pictures taken in them. We were all inspired and deeply touched by Scarlet Threads story and the women of Asia.

My story with Scarlet Threads isn’t over and I will continue to support them in the future and watch as it blossoms!

Fay, I can't thank you enough for your kind words. :)