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We’re concluding our month-long anniversary celebration with a mega deal! Starting today through Saturday night – buy any 2 ready-made or vintage items in the Pierogi Picnic Etsy shop – and you’ll receive 1 item free! We‘ve never done anything like this before!
When shopping, add all three of your favorite items to your cart and checkout as usual. We’ll then go back and reimburse you the price for the third piece prior to shipping things out.
So if you’ve been eyeballing a new cardigan, dress and layering tank, now is the best time to scoop up your favorites! Help us finish out our 5 year bonanza with a bang and shop today!
We’re getting our month-long anniversary bonanza off to a big start with our first week’s feature: vintage!
Starting today, take 40% off all vintage items in our Etsy shop, including dresses, accessories and wonderful fall pieces! Simply enter “saleweek1” in during checkout and you’ll see the discount knocked off your total. The coupon will expire on August 11th – so stock up while your favorites are still available!
Happy shopping to you and happy anniversary to us!
Boy – is it hot outside! And beyond the naturally imposed sluggishness that creeps into my summer self, I also find that the season brings tons of distractions. Whether it’s a close friend’s wedding, long walks in the park with the dogs, swimming in the lake or festival hopping, there’s nothing like making the most of summer in Chicago!
Or so I found myself thinking on a recent weekend afternoon, as I sit sewing away at my machine. I started to fantasize about all the events, get-togethers and experiences that were taking place in my absence, when it dawned on me: I need a break!
This September will mark the five year anniversary for Pierogi Picnic, and since starting my biz in 2008, I’ve had nary a dull moment. Working full-time and running your own business is exhilarating, but exhausting work! So I’ve decided a teeny vacation from my biz will do.
But with all the time, sweat and love poured into Pierogi Picnic, I’d never dream of closing the shop or website, even temporarily. So as a compromise to myself I’ve decided to put custom order work on hold until the fall. This way I’ll have the luxury of sewing up new designs when the mood strikes – and can still sell creations that have already been photographed and posted to Etsy. But what it really means is that I can reserve my weekends off for time with family, friends and four-legged beasties.
So for those of you who have been eye-balling a custom swimsuit or sundress – know that they’ll be back in production in September 2013. Until then – take advantage of all the lovingly crafted readymade and vintage items in my shop. And if you’re not currently a fan of the Pierogi Picnic Facebook page – you’ll want to “like” it soon – as we’re going to have some big sales coming your way in August for our anniversary.
And to those who are fellow artisans and creatives – do yourself a favor too – take a break every now and then! You deserve it!
It’s no secret that I love a high waist! Though this style can be a little intimidating at first – once you start wearing things above your belly button – it’s hard to go back.
Flattering, comfy and oh-so-retro looking, the “hike ‘em up” trend has now spread to shorts as well! If you’ve been hoping to give the fit a try, check out these finds and give the look a try.
- Vintage Pink Shorts from This Vintage Girl
- Vintage Brown Shorts from Brown Cow Vintage
- Handmade Scalloped Shorts from Pierogi Picnic
- Vintage Yellow Shorts from Charlia Lana
- Handmade Floral Print Shorts by Minkie
- Vintage Neon Shorts from The Happy Forest
- Colorblock Jean Shorts from Pom Pom Vintage
- Sabina Short from Bark Decor
Designing a new garment or revamped vintage clothing item is always an adventure!
I’ve used many methods over the years. Some involved intricate illustrations prior to creation. Others were more stream-of-consciousness, just cutting and sewing and making things up along the way. Still, in other situations I’d find myself with some general ideas of what I was looking to present and forming the vision in my mind before take scissors to fabric. No matter what the method – coming up with a new design can be the most exciting, and conversely, flabbergasting thing! Read the rest of this entry »
I’m somewhat of a natural cosmetics junkie – always ready to try the latest DIY tonic or small-batch soaps. Whether makeup or bath bombs, as long as they’re natural and cruelty-free, I’m always willing to give them a try. So when I stumbled upon the vegan Etsy-based skincare Herbivore Botanicals, I knew I was sold.
Featured in an Etsy shopping guide for Father’s Day, I scooped up a men’s gift set for my hubby. “It’s an early Father’s Day present!” I told him. “But we don’t have kids” he protested. Four-legged babes count – don’t they?! Besides, I thought it would be more apt for him to try the line as it’s meant for toning the skin of those with facial hair, something I’m thankful I don’t qualify for.
So what did he think? Read the rest of this entry »
This past Saturday I embarked on my first look book adventure!
Gathering together a group of talented creatives and the Pierogi Picnic modeling gang, we orchestrated a fun-filled shoot in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood. With loads of brightly colored designs and props in hand – we snapped and shot hundreds of photos to show off the latest Pierogi Picnic creations – orchestrating an urban picnic in one of the most vibrant and eclectic neighborhoods in Chicago.
Now that the actual shoot date is behind us, all that’s left to do is sift through the shots and do some fine tuning! We’ll keep you posted on when the final product is ready for it’s debut to the world. But in the meantime – here’s a peek into the planning that went into making the shoot a success. Read the rest of this entry »