Droolist

Droolist Custom sewing & embroidery for all with a small collection of ready-to-ship items at
http://droolist.etsy.com
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Some families have small gymnasts, scientists, or artists. Our family ... we had a droolist. Our third child was a soaking wet mess from 4 months until he was over two years, and I developed some super absorbent dribble bibs to save myself some laundry! Fortunately for me, my solution was able to become a solution for others, and my sewing and embroidery work grew from there. Currently, most of my sewing and embroidery work is done to order with some ready-to-ship pieces from the original line of my dribble bib & baby accessory collection at Etsy (http://droolist.etsy.com). My favorite work is custom work -- bibs for adults and older kids with special needs, special outfits, creative solutions, and "I saw this on Pinterest" project work! From memory animals and pillows to baptismal dresses, and from baby gift sets to birthday shirts, and everything between, I love working to make unique items that are fashionable, functional, and -- of course -- drool-worthy! I look forward to hearing from you! Britta Sincerely, Britta

Reversible project bag! This commissioned piece was a perfect quick sew project for a friend. She sourced the fabrics an...
10/05/2018

Reversible project bag! This commissioned piece was a perfect quick sew project for a friend. She sourced the fabrics and I put them together. Love it! Perfect for all the crochet, knitting, and needlework that needs a portable home while in progress!
#droolist #projectbag #projectbags #knitting #knittingaddict #harrypotter #fangear #hp #wristlet #reversiblebag #sewingproject #wipbag #crochetwip #knittingwip

How perfect is this #panda pashmina for fall and winter?! OMG!! It has put all the warm fuzzies into my #fridayfeeling m...
09/28/2018

How perfect is this #panda pashmina for fall and winter?! OMG!! It has put all the warm fuzzies into my #fridayfeeling mood!

#droolist #warmandcozy #fallaccessories #pashmina #blackandwhite #giftideas #custommade #pandas #giantpanda

TGIF! How sweet is this little shirt?! It made me take a little break to look for local tea spots and I think I’ve fou...
09/21/2018

TGIF! How sweet is this little shirt?!

It made me take a little break to look for local tea spots and I think I’ve found the perfect place to venture out to with my own fancy little human as a reward for lots of hard work... once the hard work is completed, of course. 💖
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#droolist #birthdayshirt #teafor2 #2ndbirthday #toddlerbirthday #teatime #dressup #littlefashionista #applique #embroidery #embroiderylove #birthdaygirl #arbblanks #stitchtopia #rivermillembroidery #embroiderydesign #embroiderywork

Totally loving all the special needs orders that I have in right now. These are part of a twenty bib resupply for a clie...
09/19/2018

Totally loving all the special needs orders that I have in right now. These are part of a twenty bib resupply for a client, and other dozens and half dozens are underway as well. 😅
Dawn ‘til dusk and beyond!

Finally falling into a school year routine at our house now that Labor Day is in the rearview. Systems and routines keep...
09/13/2018

Finally falling into a school year routine at our house now that Labor Day is in the rearview. Systems and routines keep me sane as the work ramps up going into holiday madness.
Special needs orders are on the agenda today along with some finishing work for embroidery and sewing orders. And coffee. ☕️
Extra coffee.
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#droolist #specialneeds #bigkidbibs #bibsforkids #swallowingdisorders #customorder #madetomeasure #custompattern #differentnotless #momthemaker #madeinvirginia #sewloutions #bibs

Shopped Thursday all day solo. Shopped Friday with one of the BFFs of 30+ years... both were great days, but if you can ...
09/02/2018

Shopped Thursday all day solo. Shopped Friday with one of the BFFs of 30+ years... both were great days, but if you can shop the fashion district with a friend, it’s like visiting heaven.
#droolist #lafashion ❤️#fabrics #fabricaddict #fabricshopping #buyallthefabric #bettertogether #oldfriends

Goodbye sweltering swampy Dulles! I’ll see you in a few days! LAX and the Fashion District are calling. Time for a fab...
08/30/2018

Goodbye sweltering swampy Dulles! I’ll see you in a few days! LAX and the Fashion District are calling. Time for a fabric buying trip!!! Eeek!!

08/29/2018

After Labor Day, all the littles Head back! Pre-K and more special needs orders are flowing. Time for more coffee.
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#droolist #backtoschool #prek #embroidery #embroideredtote #limegreen #librarybag #bookbag #personalized #preschool #preschooldays #madeinvirginia #imadethis #momthemaker #thedaysarelongbuttheyearsareshort

Happy (almost) Fall, y’all! Prepping a family for cooler weather and warmer clothing, and loving pumpkins on navy!
08/28/2018

Happy (almost) Fall, y’all!
Prepping a family for cooler weather and warmer clothing, and loving pumpkins on navy!

If your day job is making, this is a great mail day! KAM snaps, key fobs, Raspberry Creek fabric, another hat hoop... li...
08/25/2018

If your day job is making, this is a great mail day! KAM snaps, key fobs, Raspberry Creek fabric, another hat hoop... life is good!
#droolist #mailday #kamsnaps #fabricaddict #rileyblakedesigns #sewingsupplies #readysetgo #maker #fromscratch #planning

I’ll give you all ONE guess what I was making at 6:30 this morning. 😂🤦‍♀️🤷‍♀️1st day of Kindergar...
08/23/2018

I’ll give you all ONE guess what I was making at 6:30 this morning. 😂🤦‍♀️🤷‍♀️
1st day of Kindergarten and 4th for these two. 66% in full day school. Time flies!
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#droolist #momthemaker #kindergarten #4thgrade #lastminute #1stdayofschool

Back to school looks different for everyone. Every day this week, in addition to the BTS shirts, backpack monograms, and...
08/22/2018

Back to school looks different for everyone. Every day this week, in addition to the BTS shirts, backpack monograms, and other requests, I have special needs orders going out.

💖 Each order is made from patterns I have drafted and then customized to meet repeat client needs.
💖 Each of this week’s orders is a repeat client ordering multiple items for BTS.
💖 Partnering with each family to have their child looking and feeling his or her personal best motivates me to get up early to make it all happen.

📆 Today it’s a dozen reversible ivory big kid bibs for a middle schooler over a thousand miles away.

📣There’s no reason a swallowing difficulty should have anyone looking or feeling out of place, regardless of age. Customized solutions are age appropriate and fashionable.

Time to topstitch, close these up and get their snaps set!
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#droolist #specialneeds #adaptiveaccessories #inclusivedesign #bigkidbib #specialneedsbibs #abilitynotdisability

I’ve fallen in love with my own creation. 😂🤷‍♀️😍 What crazy sorcery is this?! No turning back now... I ...
08/21/2018

I’ve fallen in love with my own creation. 😂🤷‍♀️😍 What crazy sorcery is this?! No turning back now... I already ordered more of the fabrics from Raspberry Creek Fabrics .
This is just too precious!
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#droolist #babygift #newbaby #newborngift #babyboyclothes #nautical #redwhiteandblue #applique

It’s going to be a great week! Send the kids (and their parents) some good vibes, though. School starts Thursday for o...
08/20/2018

It’s going to be a great week! Send the kids (and their parents) some good vibes, though. School starts Thursday for our district, and it’s move-in weekend coming up for UVA and a few other area schools. Combined, there will be many a backpack under the needles here before Friday. 🎒🕶🎓
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#droolist #backtoschool #1stdayofschool #monogram #monogrammedbackpack #southerncharm #madeinvirginia #artisansofloudoun #makingtheordinaryextraordinary

For anyone feeling stressed with all the last minute things, you’re not alone and I promise: we will make it through. ...
08/19/2018

For anyone feeling stressed with all the last minute things, you’re not alone and I promise: we will make it through.
I worked right up until the hour before we left for our beach weekend... then I worked half an hour for myself on this cover up. It was perfectly beachy, I had a much needed 48 hours away, and now I can lean in to our back to school projects full force! 🏝 🌞 🌊

Custom creations are always a pleasure to design, but celebrating so many firsts...  😍Loving this one for sooo many f...
08/17/2018

Custom creations are always a pleasure to design, but celebrating so many firsts... 😍
Loving this one for sooo many firsts on the same day!

Quilts... what’s sitting in your closet? Drawers? Boxes unopened from three moves ago? Those clothes you can’t part ...
08/15/2018

Quilts... what’s sitting in your closet? Drawers? Boxes unopened from three moves ago? Those clothes you can’t part with are waiting to become something more. Trust me. ✂️ 💡🤔🤩

Here’s where yesterday’s materials are headed! I love how these are coming together. It was a wedding gown, and now ...
08/14/2018

Here’s where yesterday’s materials are headed! I love how these are coming together. It was a wedding gown, and now it will be handkerchiefs — one for each young person in the next generation, to be given as they celebrate finding their forever person. What an amazing way to bring a dress back to life!
By my count, this hits something old, something new, and even something blue!
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#droolist

Making something old into something new! This project is for a client who needed sewing and embroidery. Any guesses what...
08/13/2018

Making something old into something new! This project is for a client who needed sewing and embroidery. Any guesses what it was? Or what it’s becoming?
I’ll let you in on a secret: Sometimes I feel like I’m a performer keeping all of the plates spinning! 😂 While some projects take 10-20 hours, others need just ten minutes, and to say yes as much as possible I jigsaw the work and always have at least 5-10 projects underway with more scheduled to take their places as I complete tasks. ☕️📖🖊📏✂️⏱🎁📫😴 I allocate a specific number of hours a week to large projects, small projects, and quick work, leaving a buffer for my online orders that I can release to other work if special needs orders are slow, and I work as efficiently as I can during about four hours a day in the summer. The kids are little just once, so we make summer count. But, meanwhile, I keep my plates spinning. 💖

#droolist #somethingold #somethingnew #somethingblue #upcycling #newproject #sewistsofinstagram #sewingproject #sewingaddict #timemanagement #howiwork #behindthescenes #meetthemaker #scheduling #projectmanagement #itsmycircus #butfirstcoffee #ivegotthis #satin #lace #whatsoldisnewagain #sneakpeek #fortheloveofit #artisansofloudoun #makeitwork #handmadebyme #loudouncounty #bespokedesign

The school year is nearly here, and our new Kindergartener needed something special for her big box store backpack to he...
08/12/2018

The school year is nearly here, and our new Kindergartener needed something special for her big box store backpack to help it stand out a bit.
I think we’ve got it covered!

With school starting again, I just want to send out some positive vibes to all for a smooth start. My middle starts Kind...
08/05/2018

With school starting again, I just want to send out some positive vibes to all for a smooth start.
My middle starts Kindergarten this year ... and will be missing her preschool best friend. Desperately.
I’m sure there will be new friends, but I made the girls these today so that they can think happy thoughts about play dates, and hearts and sparkles whenever they wear them.

College kids heading off to school had me busy last month. Lots of bedding and linens and a few super soft throws! Look ...
08/02/2018

College kids heading off to school had me busy last month. Lots of bedding and linens and a few super soft throws! Look how a large monogram absolutely transforms a solid throw:

So many back to school monogramming projects underway for the college crowd that I was thrilled to have this tiny break ...
07/31/2018

So many back to school monogramming projects underway for the college crowd that I was thrilled to have this tiny break yesterday. Someone’s sweet baby will be sitting pretty in this soon!

It’s not often I have time to work for myself or my littles. But, when I’m testing new patterns and Middle Little ha...
07/20/2018

It’s not often I have time to work for myself or my littles. But, when I’m testing new patterns and Middle Little has Princess Camp to attend, I make exceptions. 💁‍♀️💖

Yes, this is a bib. Yes, this is a scarf. Yes, a young lady will look AMAZING!Because sometimes our big kids and adults ...
07/02/2018

Yes, this is a bib.
Yes, this is a scarf.
Yes, a young lady will look AMAZING!
Because sometimes our big kids and adults have swallowing trouble, too, I have the privilege of designing custom solutions.

It’s always a pleasure to personalize little things. Especially little things awaiting the arrival of their wearer. Se...
07/01/2018

It’s always a pleasure to personalize little things. Especially little things awaiting the arrival of their wearer. Sending all the good vibes to this mom as his arrival draws closer!

Housewarming, hostess gift, or bridal shower on the horizon? Customized  kitchen or bath towel sets are always a step be...
06/28/2018

Housewarming, hostess gift, or bridal shower on the horizon? Customized kitchen or bath towel sets are always a step beyond the wish list in a good way!

Happy Father’s Day to the people we know who’ve played the part well in all stages of our lives, and -to those just ...
06/17/2018

Happy Father’s Day to the people we know who’ve played the part well in all stages of our lives, and -to those just starting out- may you grow into the role and blossom.

Whirlwind. So many good things that I haven’t even had time to share! Flying out today...
06/15/2018

Whirlwind.
So many good things that I haven’t even had time to share!
Flying out today...

Among all the embroidery lately, there’s been some specialty sewing. I love being invited to help with these one of a ...
05/21/2018

Among all the embroidery lately, there’s been some specialty sewing. I love being invited to help with these one of a kind projects! It was my pleasure to work with a mom on this wedding gown to Christening suit conversion. Now that the day has passed, I can share with spoiling any surprises! ❤️

Teacher Appreciation Week is fast approaching. Like... warp speed. Finishing last minute goodies this weekend. Now in th...
04/28/2018

Teacher Appreciation Week is fast approaching. Like... warp speed.
Finishing last minute goodies this weekend.
Now in the hoops are personalized pockets to be added to to the outside of some bargain canvas totes one savvy room mom is filling with favorite thing contributions from the class.

Now, this is a surprise for someone, so I can’t show more of it just in case, but  what a perfect way to beautify a bi...
04/24/2018

Now, this is a surprise for someone, so I can’t show more of it just in case, but what a perfect way to beautify a bike basket! I loved making this special order.

Some of life’s sweetest things are *just* a little sweeter with a (removable) bow.
04/21/2018

Some of life’s sweetest things are *just* a little sweeter with a (removable) bow.

Helping out with a surprise!
04/20/2018

Helping out with a surprise!

Rather than giving away baby’s first shirt or relegating it to storage, why let me create a personalized keepsake for ...
04/19/2018

Rather than giving away baby’s first shirt or relegating it to storage, why let me create a personalized keepsake for you?

Just right for a shadow box or other nursery display, or an excellent addition to baby’s keepsake box.

On days when I’m running in circles and a client takes the time to share her joy and gratitude, I feel beyond blessed ...
04/17/2018

On days when I’m running in circles and a client takes the time to share her joy and gratitude, I feel beyond blessed to be able to do what I do.

Time for the final press! A little last minute cocoon shrug completed for a bridesmaid who didn’t want cold shoulders ...
04/12/2018

Time for the final press!
A little last minute cocoon shrug completed for a bridesmaid who didn’t want cold shoulders at a weekend wedding. We were fortunate to find a color match for her dress in a fabric that compliments the flowing chiffon, and I was glad to squeeze it in.

Juggling projects and visits from family over the past few weeks has kept me busy! My sharing of highlights has fallen b...
04/11/2018

Juggling projects and visits from family over the past few weeks has kept me busy! My sharing of highlights has fallen behind, but I’ll try to catch up.

With Easter on the way, I wanted to share a little something special. Shipped today to its home, I can’t wait for this...
03/26/2018

With Easter on the way, I wanted to share a little something special. Shipped today to its home, I can’t wait for this gorgeous satin bonnet to arrive!

Not everyday do I get to do costuming, but the days that I do... it’s FABULOUS work.
03/07/2018

Not everyday do I get to do costuming, but the days that I do... it’s FABULOUS work.

A birthday shirt fit for a Birthday Princess!
03/06/2018

A birthday shirt fit for a Birthday Princess!

Digitizing some handwriting today. A little time consuming to work on small designs with lots of curves, but worth it fo...
03/03/2018

Digitizing some handwriting today. A little time consuming to work on small designs with lots of curves, but worth it for the result.

Can you even imagine how much this bear has been loved? My mission here isn’t to restore, but just to stabilize, stren...
03/01/2018

Can you even imagine how much this bear has been loved? My mission here isn’t to restore, but just to stabilize, strengthen, and repair. He’s nearly my age, from what my client said, and has been fixed many times along the way. I’m hopeful this will be his final work. I’ll leave grandma’s stitches and the repairs that came before, but will get him ready for years of happy stuffed toy retirement living.

It’s Dr. Seuss week and the littles are celebrating at their respective schools while I knock out some “must do” w...
02/27/2018

It’s Dr. Seuss week and the littles are celebrating at their respective schools while I knock out some “must do” work and quick turn around projects.
Here’s my Middle Little (who put together her own outfit) on Crazy Hair Day for your viewing pleasure as the projects take shape!

Lots of special orders on the books for this week, along with new Spring/Summer big kid bib offerings, but... this set o...
02/20/2018

Lots of special orders on the books for this week, along with new Spring/Summer big kid bib offerings, but... this set of a dozen pillows is heading out with lots of love.
I was thinking about how each of these was likely “just a shirt” while this man was with us. I had the privilege of knowing him, and he was someone who just radiated caring and joy when with his family. Now these shirts are pillows with a little message ...and I know they hold more memories than his loved ones could begin to count.
So grateful for the opportunity to help with this transformation.

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