Tuesday, July 22, 2014

$40 Clearance

Guess what?!?

All SALE items are now CLEARANCE items and are listed at $40 each!  You can also get free shipping in the US.


Also, if you're interested in bidding on all of these items as a lot, check out the listing on Ebay .
Bidding ends in just hours!


Also, also...check out our tomatoes coming in! 


Have a lovely, fruitful day!

Sunday, July 20, 2014


Happy Sunday!

Yesterday I uploaded a new video to YouTube that highlights my latest design, which I'm calling the beginning of the Fall 2014 collection.  Check it out!


I have some really nice scrap pieces that I've been meditating on how to use.  These were left over from a project I completed from someone last fall.

 The gold is a really nice touch to the fabric, and of course I'm loving the various African symbols.  

The two pieces that I have are triangular shaped, but I'm thinking about cutting them into vertical pieces along the design and doing some sort of patchwork design.  I'm gonna think about it some more...


This morning I woke up to one of my dress designs being featured in a treasury on Etsy

The dress being featured is part of the current SALE that's going on right now.

Save an additional 10% with code LOVE 8 and also get free shipping to anywhere in the US!

This dress is also part of the lot of flyTie Clothing sale items currently listed on Ebay. So, you can get it either way.  The Ebay listing ends tomorrow, and if there are no bids all of the items will remain part of the current Etsy lineup.

I know I mentioned previously that we've got several things growing on the lanai (balcony) over here, but did I mention that the collection included 18 tomato plants???

It's pretty amazing.  We purchased one about a month ago (not pictured, but it's getting really big), and the other 17 came from 2 or 3 cherry tomatoes that we dissected and took the seeds from.  Who knew that every single one planted would sprout!?

I'm looking forward to not having to buy tomatoes for a long time. :)


Friday, July 18, 2014

Ebay Listing

Check this out!

Yes, I've listed a lot of six garments on Ebay that can be purchased via the auction or buy it now feature.  It's just part of my whole "I don't like garments hanging around too long" mentality, and these pieces definitely need to be moving out.

So, if you're interested in owning some one-of-a-kind flyTie Clothing threads --in bulk :) --get in on the action at  

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


Between yesterday and this morning I managed to finish up and photograph the dress from last week's post.

I'm really please with how the bottom turned out considering that I'd initially wanted it to be more like the bottom of this top but didn't have enough material. And of course, I'm always loving doing patchwork such as what's on the top. :-D

This is another garment conceptualized, designed, and made totally from random pieces of fabric that I had on hand.  Creating from what I have is one of my favorite ways to do it.

You can find this dress in my Etsy shop at.

It's size large, and shipping is free in the US!

Have a lovely Wednesday.~

Friday, July 11, 2014

Soon Come

Just a quick peek at something that'll soon be listed in the shop.

Have a great weekend. 

Monday, July 7, 2014

She's Off!

Today I'll be mailing this skirt off...finally!

It always feels great to sell/ship off a garment that's been hanging on for some time. 

I started on this skirt last winter here in Hawaii but finished it up in Louisiana when I was there during December/January. It's one of those pieces that just happened as I went along and worked to incorporate various scrap pieces of fabric that were in my stash.

This is the skirt that inspired the maxi version.

The idea came from someone who liked the skirt style but wanted it longer.  Since making the first, I've also done another custom version for someone else.  

I really like the prints and tones in this one.  All of the wonderful Kente fabrics you see come from one of my favorite shops, Tambo Collection. The shop owner, Charmaine, offers some of THE best African fabrics.  These days practically all the African prints that I use come from her.  She offers great materials, excellent customer service, and super fast shipping. She's also a designer.  In addition to the Etsy shop, you can also check out her website at tambocollection.com.


The person who purchased the mini skirt above took advantage of the sale currently happening in my shop.  When ordering any SALE item, save an additional 10% with code LOVE8 and also receive free shipping in the US.

You can also save 10% on anything else in the shop by using the same code, LOVE8.


Have a great Monday!

Friday, July 4, 2014


Yesterday I finally stared on a new design.  So far this is what I've got.

This is the front side of the top portion of a dress that'll be made similar to this blouse from a couple of years ago.  


For the bottom of the garment, I'll be using the same material used here:

Something I ran into yesterday while working on the garment is not having enough of the above material to make to garment the way I set out to.  However, the great thing about clothing design--and my personal approach to designing--is that the process can be fluid. 

Never am I so attached to a design idea that when an issue arises (such as not having enough fabric) that I can't come up with something else.  I just work in the flow of things.  

Today's going to be a pretty chill day over here.  Fresh bread is being made in the bread maker, the sun is out, and the vibes are calm.

Wishing you a wonderful and safe Friday!