Allie Mac 1 year Anniversary

Sorry I did not send this out earlier. But, there is still time to comment on the Allie Mac Facebook page to win this:

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Winner announced at 9 pm. And the final giveaway will be announced. So hurry on over to my Facebook pageAllie Mac

Introducing The Lawson

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Last summer I was sitting on the beach with Leighton’s cousin and we were chatting about my new business Allie Mac.  She told me about a girl from Savannah that started sewing for children and totally sells out in minutes.  Well, I looked her up and she is just about the cutest thing I have ever seen.  Her business model, design and style had me so intrigued.  Her name is Amy and she is the designer behind brownie-goose.

She now sells her patterns here. I bought a few of her patterns even though I knew my Lawson would not wear them (she is a very opinionated dresser….i wonder where she got that trait?)  Besides Amy being such a talented designer, I loved her pattern instructions.  Y’all you want to just climb up all in the directions and have a cup of coffee and laugh.  I don’t know her, but I love her.  

So, I fell in love with her Hattie and Lake design. I made Lawson a top.  And here she is:

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stop.it.right.now.

no.

wait.for.it.

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Y’all, I knew I had to get in touch with Amy.  I contacted her and asked if she might like to make this into an adult pattern.  She said no, but go for it.  Little did I know how labor intensive pattern grading is.  Ahhhhhhhhhh.  

So, I renamed this the Lawson.  I did change up some of the pattern.  And I have to say it turned out precious.  And it was one of my best sellers this past Wednesday!  Please check out the back of the Lawson:

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If you sew for your own children, you have to check out Amy’s Etsy store and her Facebook page.  You will love.love.love. And please tell her that Allie Mac sent you:)

P.S.  My show went great this past Wednesday!  I am just now starting to recuperate and tonight is the Taylor Swift concert:)  Whoooohoooo.  I do want to let you know what is in the works.  There will be another show here in Columbia.  And possibly a show in Decatur, Alabama.  My hometown with my bestie:)  I will also be updating my Etsy store.  So, keep checking in with Allie Mac! 

Allie Mac Sale

Hello!

Just wanted to let you know I have listed new items and sale items in my Etsy shop.  You can now purchase the Bea top in CHEVRON KNIT in all different colors, short sleeve or 3/4 sleeve.  Chevron is very trendy right now.  But, I love it more for the lines and texture.  The colors are happy and fun:)

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Yes, that is me.  Allison, aka Allie Mac.  I think it (the Bea in chevron) is pretty adorable.  And I know you would love it too!

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Um, GO GAMECOCKS:)

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It comes in turquoise, navy, yellow, black, red and royal blue.  

So, visit my Etsy shop and get some Allie Mac goodies on sale or not:)

I am starting to get ready for Spring 2013.  Can’t wait to show you what I have been designing.  There will be some of my originals and a few new goodies.  Until then…..

Blessings to you and yours,

am

 

Last Open House & Give Away!

TODAY is the LAST Allie Mac Open House!
9-2 & 4-6
5820 Sylvan Drive
917-7235

I am giving away a Bea Top.  Yes, I am:)  So, come on over.  For every $25 you spend your name goes into the jar.  Bring a friend or send a friend, your name goes in the jar.  Can’t come but want to order a gift certificate? Call me and I will put your name in the jar.  I will draw at the end of the day at 6 pm.

As I was sewing away yesterday I started thinking about what I could do special today.  I don’t know if I have ever told the story about why I picked the feather for my Allie Mac logo.  A few years ago I really struggled with anxiety.  Bad.  One day as I was running I started to have a panic attack.  And I looked up and there was the prettiest red bird I have ever seen.  Took my breath away.  Kept on running.  I felt peace.  Then I started seeing red birds ALL the time.  Usually right when I started to feel anxiety, I would see one.  Red birds make me think of Jesus.  And because this is the season we celebrate His birth, I want to give away a Bea top.  This one to be exact:)

I decided to draw 3 winners for the FREE scarf this week!

Miriam Jerome, Shannon Bygott & Lorien Owens

Come on over and pick out a new scarf!

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  • Every $25 you spend you get your name put in a jar for a drawing for a FREE scarf.  So, if you spend $100 your name goes in 4 times:) 
  • Bring or refer a friend, your name goes in again:)
  • The drawing will take place at the end of the Open House.  *If you purchase something in between the open houses your name will be added to the next open house.  
  • I will be taking special orders.  *there will be a 6-8 week wait for ALL special orders.* 
  • There will be other surprises over the next 6 weeks so please keep checking Facebook and Twitter.
  • You can still shop in my ETSY store.  I will add your  name to the drawing as well!
  • Also, if you are not on Facebook or Twitter you can still email me and place orders.  I will put your name in for you:)  SO.  You do not even have to be present!
  • AND I have gift certificates.  So, if you want your hubby or anyone that you lurve just send them to me and I will get that taken care of!  
  • I will be gift wrapping as well.  If you need teacher, family or Bunco gifts come see me.  Scarves range from $14.99 to $24.99.
My address is 5820 Sylvan Drive
Columbia, SC 29206
(803)917-7235
allison@alliemacdesign.com

**Please feel free to forward this on to any friends you think might be interested (or your hubby as a hint hint for a gift certificate;)!  Also, I am trying out Mailchimp.  I wanted a way for people to be able to keep updated on the happenings of AMD.  You can subscribe or unsubscribe! If you found yourself on this list it is because I had you on my regular email list, my AMD email or you gave me your email when you purchased from AMD.  Thank you so much to all of you have faithfully been supporting me and this little dream I had.  The encouragement and kind words mean more than you will ever know!  I hope to see you very soon:)**

get.ready.y’all.

 

 

 

Whew.  How did it get to be the week before Thanksgiving?  I was talking with a friend on Tuesday and she said something about Thanksgiving being next week.  I was like no, it is the next week.  She was like yes it is next week.  She was right.  I was wrong.  WAY wrong.  HA:)

My husband and I were able to get away to the mountains to celebrate our 13th anniversary.  It was GLORIOUS.  Refreshing.  And just what we needed.  I was able to start reading this awesome book.  Gather my thoughts and outline my vision for Allie Mac Designs.  I was also able to read some of this book by Tim Keller.  SO.GOOD.

I have come up with a plan to have 6 open houses before Christmas.  This will allow people in Columbia to come to my house and shop!  You can see where Allie Mac is created and it is kinda cray cray sometimes.  But, that is OK.  Because I am just “being who I am.”  The motto of Allie Mac is “be who you are.”  And sometimes it is crazy.  My life is far from perfect.  It is actually quite a mess but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.  So.  If you would like to come you will need to email me at allison@alliemacdesign.com for my address.  I just don’t feel comfortable putting my address out there on the web.  Hope you understand:)  I promise you won’t be disappointed!  BECAUSE I have a few surprises:

  • Every $25 you spend you get your name put in a jar for a drawing for a FREE scarf.  So, if you spend $100 your name goes in 4 times:) 
  • The drawing will take place at the end of the Open House.  *If you purchase something in between the open houses your name will be added to the next open house.  
  • I will be taking special orders.  *there will be a 6-8 week wait for ALL special orders.* 
  • There will be other surprises over the next 6 weeks so please keep checking Facebook and Twitter.
  • You can still shop in my ETSY store.  I will add your  name to the drawing as well!
  • Also, if you are not on Facebook or Twitter you can still email me and place orders.  I will put your name in for you:)  SO.  You do not even have to be present!
  • AND I have gift certificates.  So, if you want your hubby or anyone that you lurve just send them to me and I will get that taken care of!  
  • I will be gift wrapping as well.  If you need teacher, family or Bunco gifts come see me.  Scarves range from $14.99 to $24.99.

Now I will leave you with a few pictures:)


 

Thank y’all so much for supporting me over the past few months.  It has been a joy:)  Please feel free to share this with your friends or your husband.

Blessings,

Allie Mac

allison@alliemacdesign.com

the sally.

the sally is now in my Etsy store. 

this has to be one of my favorite designs yet.

i have been known to go everywhere in my running clothes.

but now that i am a business owner who works in the home,

i try to get dressed every single day.

just because.

i am working.

so, i go towards comfy. versatile. flat. boots. or wedges kinda clothes.

and this dress is totally something i will be making myself very soon:)

there are so many possibilities with this dress.

maybe that is part of the reason i love it.

i can make it a tank style.

i can add ruffles.

pockets.

endless possibilities.

i do want to tell you about the namesake of this adorable dress.

sally took me under her wing.

showed me two amazing fabric stores.

shared business tips.

inspired me.

encouraged me.

to dream.

sally is a wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend.

amazing artist.

owner of nana by sally.

and our girls are besties.

and that makes my heart smile.

thank you, sally for everything.

but most of all for just being you and being my friend.

she is truly a gift to me.

xoxo, allie mac