Here it is, the brand spankin’ new design! They will be available on our etsy store and in our store (as well as other retail locations) within the next week or two!
By admin on February 10, 2013
After a month or so of carefully avoiding coming up with some New Years resolutions, I finally caved in. The big resolution is “World Domination Through Tea Towels.” And what better way to reach world domination than to ask a few friends for some help. Here’s how it will work, the first person help get me into a new store this year, will receive the Sunday Drive Designs Grand Giveaway package! By helping me get into a new store, I mean, get me a solid lead (a contact that says, they would love to carry our products) that leads to Sunday Drive Designs getting into a new store. This can be done in a couple of ways. The lead (typically the buyer or store owner) can contact Sunday Drive Designs and say, “I was talking to one of our favorite customers and she/he said that your towels would be perfect in our store and I totally agree! What do I need to do to get them in my store, like, yesterday.” Or you can give me the name and contact information for a store that you feel would carry Sunday Drive Designs. I will follow up and send them a little flyer about why they should carry Sunday Drive Designs.
Once the sale has been made, then the giveway package will be sent. What will be in the giveway package? Well, that’s a good question. There will be some Sunday Drive Designs towels (of course!) and some other little lovely bits (chocolate, tea and/or coffee) and many other little things that I love all kitchen and food related. So now that all the details have been figured out, let the games begin!
By admin on November 10, 2012
Let’s just jump right on in!
My parents live about an hour or so away from Sharon Springs – home of the American Hotel and the Beekman Boys. When I was visiting them one summer we decided to do a little road trip to Sharon Springs. Mom and I both read Josh Kilmer’s book, The Bucolic Plague and loved it. We got to Sharon Springs and made a b-line straight to the Beekman 1802 Merchantile shop. That’s when we fell in love with their soaps. I know what you’re thinking – sure soap. How original. I understand. But really, once you try their soap, you will never go back to those other boring soaps. It’s made with goats milk and I’m going to guess, a lot of love. Your skin will never feel so soft and smooth. And mom, grandma, your girlfriends, all the gals in your world will thank you for it.
Need a gift for your book club ladies? Why not get a mug from Brookish? With one of your favorite quotes from Jane Austen or come up with a favorite book club quote. After shipping it’s $22.50 per mug.
For the new moms (and dads) in your life, why not get them a few little decorations for the baby’s room that will make them smile during the late nights and early mornings. These super cute hand printed letter press posters from Sycamore Street. They’re $41.25 for one poster (and that includes shipping). My favorite – all of them!
For the gal who just wants to be comfortable, but you want her to step up her fashionable game. How about the Woman’s Hoodie in French Terry by Sandmaiden? This looks so comfortable that you probably will want to wear it all the time. And if you do, who cares? You’ll look fabulous in it! And if this one doesn’t float your boat. Check out the rest of Sandmaiden’s collection. You’re bound to love something in it. The hoodie is $82.
How about a sweet little necklace for the understated lady. This little Ombre Seed Bead necklace from Cost Plus is a steal at $16.99!
By admin on October 30, 2012
Today is the first of several my favorite things posts. Today we’re focusing on the guys – the dads, the brothers, the grandfathers, the manly guys, the geeky guys, the foodie guys… you get the idea. Let’s just jump right into it!
For the Beer-loving Manly guy -
How about a beer bottle opener with a bottle cap catch bin. No more emergency trips to the dentist because someone was trying to show off and open a beer with his teeth. Now he can still look manly while opening a beer.
It’s available from Rustic Vision on Etsy. It’s $45 (that includes shipping) and comes in 6 different finishes. Seriously, it’s a lot cheaper than a new tooth. As my mom, she’s a dental hygienist.
For the MacGyver wanna be guy -
From the Worst Case Scenario series comes the Worst Case Scenario: Man Skills.
What wanna be MacGyver doesn’t want to know how to how to ski off a 100 foot drop? Or perhaps they want to start off with a slightly less deadly task like how to sober up fast. Either way, this book is for them. You can get it at Paper Source, Amazon or any other bookstore of your choice. This man skills survival guide is a steal at $24.95.
For the geeky man -
He would be the big man on campus when he shows up carrying his lunch in an R2D2 with lights and sounds. Head over to Think Geek to pick up this bad boy. It’s only $19.99. What Star Wars superfan wouldn’t want this?
For Grandpa – my Grandpa Beauregard always used to say all he wanted for Christmas were socks. Well that’s what he got – socks. Like several dresser drawers full of socks. So that’s where this little gift comes in. I think if Grandpa Beauregard was alive to day, these socks would be his favorites. The Shark Socks are available at Uncommon Goods for the incredibly low price of $9! What a steal!
For the Foodie guy:
So your choices are kitchen towels (seen here as the meat and potatoes flour sack towel set for $25):
or one of the may spice and salt gift sets that World Spices puts together – they range in price from the high end at $59.95 to the smaller Zahtar Set at $11.75. And I’m pretty sure if you picked a bunch of spices out and told them that they were a gift, it would still be a kick butt gift.
OK that’s all for now. But I’m sure I’ll be back tomorrow with a bunch of other things I completely forgot about today!
By admin on October 27, 2012
It’s that time of year again – leaves falling, the temperature is dropping, fires are burning in fireplaces and living in Seattle means, the skies are grey and rainy. It’s also the time of year where we all start to figure out what we should get our family and friends for Festivus or whatever holiday you celebrate. Or in my case, panic about what to get or make. Then when the panic is over I realize I don’t have any time to do the things I wanted to do, so I run to the stores and buy something that is not really want I wanted to get. So in an effort to make your life and my life a bit easier, I will be posting once a week My Favorite Things complete with links for easy shopping. It will not be a random group of favorites. I will make sure they are themed. So there will be a favorites for dads, moms, sisters, brothers, friends, kids, grandparents, crafty folk, eco friendly folk, foodies, hipsters… you get the idea. Heck, I may even post a couple of times a week. And if you miss any of it, I will make sure they are up on my Pinterest My Favorites – gifts for the holidays board.
And now it’s off to scour the web for some really cool stuff!
By admin on September 14, 2012
After a long conversation about which name really fit, the new roommate and I decided on Priscilla! As I’m a huge Elvis fan and we really love the nickname ‘Cilla, not to mention the costumes in Priscilla Queen of the Dessert! So that means our winner is Erin! Thanks everyone for helping us getting a name for my new best friend!
By admin on September 9, 2012
Don’t worry mom and dad, there are no new pets in this house. Jimbo and Kink would not allow it (and quite frankly they are enough to handle). I have been looking for a dress form for a bit. Either everything was too expensive or I just didn’t see where I could put it. Well, while doing the big clean, I was able to get rid of some stuff that was just taking up way too much space. Then this week I thought I would check craigslist, just for the heck of it. And I found one! And it was CHEAP! Like almost $200 cheaper than new ones and vintage ones.
And it adjusts to my size (ok I may have to add some padding to the middle bits, but I’m working hard on getting that off)! It’s hard pink plastic, that needs a bit of a wash with some white vinegar as it still has that “farm fresh” smell. But other than that, it’s perfect! Now all she needs is a name.
So here’s the deal, post a name that you think fits my new roommate, and I’ll put you into a drawing for the following:
2 vintage patterns, buttons and trim (each of the trims are about 4 yards or so each!) and there may be some other goodies too. Who knows! I’ll pick a winner on the 15th of this month!
By admin on September 1, 2012
The Winner of the giveaway is Michaela!
And the winners as far as new designs are as follows:
In a landslide – Julia Child takes the number one spot.
And it was a close one for 2nd and 3rd and 4th place but it looks like the Brilliant Stove takes second place and the Einstein quote takes 3rd and the Conrad quote takes 4th!
Thanks so much to everyone for the feedback. It really means the world to me!
And keep watching because there may be another giveaway in September… And if there is, what theme might you want to see for the giveaway?
By admin on August 28, 2012
Thanks everyone for all your feedback! I have finally figured out what the giveaway prize will be. So without further adieu, here’s the what the winner will receive:
A couple of Theo Chocolate Candy Bars
Teas from Market Spice in Pike Place Market
The Cake Spy book – Sweet Treats for a Sugar Filled Life (and since the Cake Spy and I used to work together back before we were famous I’ll even try and get an autographed copy, but I can’t promise it. The Cake Spy is in high demand these days)
Of course a set of Meat and Potatoes Kitsch’n towels – your choice of meat (or Potato and Corn, if you’re a veggie) and your choice of tea towels or flour sack towels.
And maybe a few other little bits here and there, if I’m feeling frisky!
Thanks again everyone and don’t forget to check back on September 1st to see if you won!
By admin on August 26, 2012
It’s been a long time since I did a little giveaway so why not combine a giveaway with some feedback. Help me decide with 3 possibly 4 new designs will become towels. Just leave a comment with your 3 favorites. IN the giveaway, you’ll get a Meat and Potatoes towel set (your choice of meat – or corn if you’re a vegetarian and choice of tea towels or flour sack towels), coffee from a Pacific Northwest coffee house, some Theo Chocolates and a few other things I haven’t even thought of yet. And with that said, on with the choices!
Choice 1: Julia Child Quote
The brilliant stove (back again, because I just can’t seem to say goodbye to it just yet)
The Einstein Quote towel:
The being a woman quote:
And the high wheel (aka penny farthing) bike:
I’ll be posting more next week about what else will be in the giveaway. And I will pick a winner on September 1st – we’re gonna start September off with a bang!