Friday, December 10, 2010

Hot Iron Handmade!

The folks at Hot iron Studios have graciously decided to sponsor the Hot Iron Handmade.
WHAT: A holiday art & craft show. Beer, wine, shopping, friends, and holiday cheer!
WHERE: Hot Iron Studios - Asheville, NC
WHEN: Saturday, December 18th - 4-7 p.m.
WHY: Supporting local artists! Come on people.....SHOP LOCAL!
Let's face it we all have last minute shopping to do for the certain person or peeps. Why not have fun doing it, and in the process support your local crafters.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Lookie Lookie - Catch me in the ATL

So excited to be a part of the Indie Craft Experience - Pop Up Shop. This fun shopping event will be happening for the next two months at the Woodruffs Art Center.
If your in Atlanta, please be sure to check it out. I promise you will will find some of the most talented crafters...... well EVER! OH, and don't forget to get a little Sugar if you there.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Chatty Crafty Comin' Up

If you haven't heard about Chatty Crafty, then you haven't been listening hard enough.

It's a new, craft show taking place in beautiful Chattanooga, TN. Next weekend Nov. 6&7. And it promises to be the event to come to, and "try" to get in for years to come.

I am so excited about the much so that I'm literally bringing my closest friends and family with me. Of boyfriend (Colin) I'm sure will have his eye on the Regatta that's also taking place.

Check out the site; where you can read more about the show, and also about the talented artists who will be there. I hope to see a huge turn out. Come out and support us!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

October is here!!!

I LOVE, LOVE October in the mountains. The leaves are changing, the air is cool and crisp. It's the perfect outdoor weather in my opinion. So, yeah...I'm excited.

I also am happy to celebrate my beloved's Birthday.. Oct 1st.. Happy Birthday sweetie.

The Cashiers Hillside Shops are going to be re-opening Oct 7th. through the end of the month. Thurs - Sat 11-5. Please come out and support the awesome artists and crafters that fill the shops. You will not be disappointed.

I am also participating in The Leaf Festival Oct 8-10th in Cashiers, NC. On the Village Green. It promises to be a lot of fun. Food, Music, and many very talented crafters.

So..get out and enjoy the weather in the mountains this October. your local businesses and artists!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Cutest Dog Stuff!!!!

I was fortunate enough to be stationed across from this SUPER TALENTED crafter at a recent show. Katie, from Tree Parlor was such a delight to not only meet..but also commiserate with. (The show was just so so) For me, one of the silver linings of the experience was getting to meet and enjoy Katie, and her really SWEET, very well made dog items.

One of the items I really thought was clever were the "Mommy and Me" matching headbands and collars. I mean come on....that's just ridiculously cute.

Katie takes a lot of time and pride in her work. Her Saddle Wags are
up cycled T-shirts. Some with your favorite Team on them, Some are just simple, and some are reminiscent of racing jersey's.

Also...The Snood.
Doesn't you puppy deserve to be warm and cozy in the cold winter months. Katie has a slew of different color choices, and she will custom make one for your pup. (Look at that face)

Be sure to check her out online at:,on Etsy and she will also be at the Indie Craft Parade in Greeville, SC. Sept 10 & 11th. DON"T miss her. She's just as cute as her dog fashions!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Upcoming Shows

WOW......this weekend Sugar is undertaking it's biggest show to date. The Upstate Womens Show. 8000 women or more expected to attend. To say I'm a bit nervous is an understatement. Honored as well. I hope everyone will love what Sugar has to offer. Sweet, simple, handmade clothing. I just love what I get to do everyday. And...even though I don't always seem to radiate it..I am blessed.

I would also like to talk about the show I'm doing Labor Day weekend. In Highlands... A friend of mine (Cynthia Strain) puts on a FABULOUS show, Memorial Day, and Labor Day. And, I am OH SO LUCKY to be a part of it. Wonderful artist and crafters abound. Be sure to check it out...Saturday, and Sunday. Labor Day weekend. Pine Street Park, Highlands North Carolina.

Of course you can always find me at Cashiers Village Hillside Cottages.

And last but most certainly not least, I would like to take the opportunity to THANK the amazing women who support me in my endeavor.

Natalie, Vick, Stephanie, Susan, and...of course my MOM (Ann). Thank you so much for your willingness to do...well pretty much anything. Stitch, listen to me bitch, make buttons, man my shop, pick up random items..this list is really endless. Thank you for supporting, and believing in Sugar. Without you, I'm just a good idea. I love you guys.

Now..come out and shop!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Fall Fabrics

I'm really excited about the arrivals of my fall fabrics. They are arriving at my door everyday, It's like Christmas!! Well, for me anyway. Can't Wait to get my hands on them, and get them on my Etsy site. Lot's more to come

Sunday, July 4, 2010

4th of July Weekend

It was a really fun weekend at the Cashiers Hillside Shops this weekend. AND! I was lucky enough to meet these "sweet" three girls.

They happened to walk up when I was assembling my pony tail holders, and just went right to work with me. It was great! I loved the help, and just getting to chat a few minutes with them.
So, as payment, I let them each choose a pony tail holder of their choice.


Feel free to stop by the "Sugar Shack" anytime.

Monday, June 28, 2010

The BIG Crafty

I'm so, so, so excited about participating in The Big Crafty this year!

What is it you ask. Well..just one of the coolest, funnest craft event of the year. FOOD, MUSIC, FUN and amazing arts and crafts. Seriously, some of the most gifted people in Western North Carolina.

This years event will be held at Pack Place (as always), in downtown Asheville. You can find all of the information you need at the link above. I haven't received my placement yet, but I'll let everyone know as soon as I do!

Come check it out. It's sure to be memorable!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sugar at CK Swan

I so excited to announce that Sugar is going to be a part of CK Swan and Harllee Galleries beginning Memorial Weekend 2010. A few months ago my friend Ashley Harllee approached me about presenting Sugar in CK Swan, and I jumped at the chance. You'll understand when you visit the shop. It's simply gorgeous. Ashley is a very talented women and it shows in the choices she makes for her shop. Beautiful one of a kind objects, antiques, and fabulous artwork.

Now, you can not only find great items for yourself, and your home. You can find sweet items for the little ones in your life.

A BIG THANK YOU to Ashley for inviting me to be a part of her shop. I know it's going to be a fun endeavor.

Stop by Memorial Weekend and see the Sugar display. If you don't see exactly what you need, you can place a special order right in the shop!

233 North 4th Street
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-2083

Friday, May 14, 2010

Sugar Mascots

Sometimes I start to feel sorry for myself. I mean most people would think I've got it made, I work from home, and I do what I love. That I am grateful for. But..sometimes, I just feel sort of alone....disconnected, forgotten, unappreciated. And about that time.....

I look over and see these two. I know they're so cute. And they are not even mine. I am lucky enough to have a good friend of mine, Mike who (by chance) moved in next door. And with him came these two. About the time they leave for work, Pabst (yes the beer) and Te Bo (not sure if thats spelled right) Can be found making the morning wake up,.. your coffee's not that important,... give me a goodie call. They are the best! We go for walks, have major scratch sessions, and an occasional nap together. All the perks of having a dog but, at the end of the day off they go. Well...except for when they smell the grill, or hear the refrigerator door open.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Sugar at Cashiers Village Hillside Shops!

I'm so excited about being a part of the Cashiers Hillside Cottages this season!

For those of you who are not in the "know" about these cute as anything cottages... here ya go.

They are a collection of eleven sweet little cottages. Each filled with a diverse groups of local/regional artists. You'll find handmade clothing (yours truly), hand woven articles, mosaics, pottery, paintings etc... It promises to be a unique shopping experience.

I am really excited.. wait I already said that, but I am! You can check out their blog for more information, and photo's. See you all there!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sweet Harper

Thanks Again to Tracy from Sweet Harper. She posted these adorable pictures of her little one sporting some Sugar!

A couple of weeks ago Tracy was kind enough to do a feature about Sugar on her blog, and as a Thank You I sent her Sweet Harper a little goodie. Here you see her wearing the Daisy Jumper. (I sent it a bit big so she cold grow into it) Also FYI begininng this season the Daisy will be made completely reversible. 2 in 1 is always great for little ones!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Cunningham Photo Artists - Sugar Contest

Sugar and Cunningham Photo Artists are teaming up for the month of April to offer a sweet, and simple contest handmade just for you! Book and photograph a baby, maternity or kids portrait session with Cunningham in April, and you are automatically entered to win clothing from Sugar. Brilliant!!! The lucky winner will be photographed in their Sugar creation so they can continue to enjoy it for many years.

When Drea approached me about getting together on this collaboration, I jumped at the chance. They are extremely talented photographers, and as you can see, they do my creations a world of justice.

I was lucky enough to get to work with Drea and Casey about a year ago, we had way too much fun together. I'm even luckier that they love my line, and want to help me succeed. Thanks Guys!

So....get on the phone everybody! Book your session!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


I'm off for a little time off. Some sun and sand with a great friend I haven't seen in over a year. Can't wait.

Time to rejuvenate, and recharge so I will be ready to work, work and create when I return.


Friday, March 19, 2010

A Sweet Mention

I just wanted to take a second to thank Tracy from Sweet Haper for the really awesome feature on her blog. It was my first, and I have to say I'm VERY flattered. So, from the bottom of my heart Thanks again Tracy.

Here's the link to her blog:

And a link to her Etsy site:

She makes the SWEETEST hair clips and hair accessories.
Everybody check her out!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Surrounded by Beauty

Have I ever said how much I love my job! Look! I get to be surrounded by beautiful fabrics and creations..all day. Just got a new shipment of fabrics in, and I can't wait to get my hand on them. My mind is racing right now. Jumpers, dresses, skirts, bags, ..............................
Sometimes I admit it is hard to know where to begin. I LOVE MY JOB!
Have I ever told you that?

Friday, February 26, 2010

Cape? I don't need no stinken cape!

Well...after the hard work on the cape, this is the outfit Olive wanted to wear to the party. Maybe I should have made the cape in pink? Never the less we had a blast. My dearest, bestest friend Natalie and I sat up making cupcakes, and tissue paper flowers until...... Her exact quote of my decorating skills was, "it looks like Bozo threw up in here." Well, Olive was impressed!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Welcome to my blog!!

Thanks for anyone there???? :) Not yet I'm sure but someday..
My name is Caroline, I own a "sweet, simple, handmade" line of children's clothing and accessoires named Sugar.

I love, love love, to sew and create. It's what I go to bed at night thinking about (ok, not always), and wake up to. I only started sewing about 5 years ago, but as a child I had the pleasure of being left to my own devices in my grandmothers scraps. I used to sit for hours constructing new outfits for my barbies, and crocheting enormously lone lines of yarn. Sad to say I never learned how to crochet. (I have to put that on my to do list).

I have the best memories of the little jumpers my grandmother used to make us every spring. I think we use to get 3 every year for summer. And..growing up mostly on a farm they were all we wore. You will actually find one of those jumpers (daisy) in my line. Fashioned very much like the one's my grandmother made. Same pattern only modified...a bit.

O.K. Off to work. I have to finish a cape for my god-daughters birthday this weekend. This has been such a fun project. I can't wait to see her face when she opens it.

Have a beautiful day everyone! Let's say a prayer for NO MORE SNOW! WHEW!