Wednesday, November 11, 2015

One Broken Warm November Friday & Open House

Last Friday I left the house to run some errands, including mailing my "broken" new camera to the repair shop.  I bought the camera back at the end of August because my old one was not working right.  It would not focus, and I kept getting a lens error.  Then I bought this one, and there is a black shadow in the  left bottom corner of my pictures!  Seriously??  Anyway,  when I stopped at the stoplight downtown, a homeless man banged on my window.  I figured that he was going to ask for money or something, so I ignored him.  After the 3rd time, I finally opened my window, and he said," Mam, you have a flat tire"!  I remembered hitting a big pot hole the day before, so I said, thank you, and  prayed my way to Eddie's Tire.  I walked in and the man said,"  I know your problem!!"

  Of course,  the tire had a nail in it and it had punched a big hole in it from hitting the pot hole so I had to get a new tire.  Then, he said, over  here, on your left front tire, your rim is bent and the tire is bulging out from it! Yikes! Something else is "Broken".  He said, I can get you one for $200, (NOT) or you can go to the dealership and it costs $600, (Definitely NOT) or go to the salvage yard and get if for about $80.  Of course I was going to choose the 3rd option.  So that morning I was on my way to mail my new camera in for repair, and get a flat tire and a bent rim on my car.  This day just couldn't get any better! Ha!
 Anyway, after paying $80 for a new tire, I was on  my way to the post office, to mail my camera and I got down the street and there in front of my bank was Santa Claus??  I was a little confused,  because first of all it was only Nov. 6, and it was also 70 degrees outside, and now Santa is standing on the corner waving at everyone??  What a crazy mixed up warm November day.
On a good note, I went to the salvage yard on Monday , got my tire rim and had Eddie's tire replace it.  Also, I just got a phone call that my new camera had been fixed and it was being shipped back to me today!! So I will have it before Open House next week. 

My Open House begins a week from tomorrow, and I am getting excited.  I keep thinking of new items to make but obviously won't have time to finish them all.  I plan to have door prizes every day, hot cider and other snacks, and lots of great sales.  I am having a clearance sale on lots of items including some pillows for 50% off!   I will have lots of kids' items including tooth fairy pillows, kids aprons, ( toddler & children's ), kid's pillows, backpacks, and girl's handbags. I also will have some  NFL pillows and a few other sports team items.  Check out the " Blondie" apron below!! ( Note: these pics were taken with my old camera so not the best focus!) 

I will also have holiday place mats, table runners, lots of tote bags, make up bags, etc.  I am making lots of small drawstring bags and a few larger gift bags.  The drawstring bags are great for candy, jewelry, small toys, note pads, etc. I did a rough count of over 250 items that I will have for sale and making new items every day!   I will be posting more pictures of new items on my Facebook event page:  to see more items pictured go to this link:

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Auctions, Pow Wows, & Open House

Last week I went to an auction with my cousin, who was interested in some of the antique sewing  machines.   The lady who died was a big seamstress and had lots of fabric & a few sewing machines, including a huge quilting machine.  It was the first auction where I stayed almost the entire time, and of course the sewing machines were almost the last things to be sold, so we were there 3.5 hours and we literally froze!  
 Saturday, I went to a Pow Wow, in Berryville, VA.  It was really interesting and a lot of fun.  I got to see lots of Native American dancing & music.  The ceremony was very nice honoring our country as well as the " warriors" of our country (otherwise known as veterans) .  They had lots of vendors, and also a Gourd festival.  I loved the Christmas ornaments they made out of the gourds. I was also determined to find a poncho, and the very last one I tried on, actually fit me and didn't swallow me like a big balloon.   

My Annual Open House is only 2 weeks away and I am getting excited!! I hope many of you who are local to Martinsburg are able to come. I've been sewing my little heart out and fitting it in every chance I get.  I plan to have a door prize every day, and lots of great specials, and free Christmas gift bags while supplies last.  I am also making some gift bags to sell out of fabric.  Some are drawstring bags, great for jewelry, candy, small toys, pens and note pads you can put gift cards in them.  I'm also making some larger fleece lined  bags that you can fill with larger items.
I will have lots of pillows, sports pillows, kids pillows, aprons, (men's and women's, kids, toddler's and teens, some Christmas aprons as well) Also, infinity scarves, make up bags, pouches, cross-body pouches, handbags, messenger bags,  totes, place mats & table runners etc. See something you like and need it in a special fabric?  This is the time to order those items and I can have them ready in time for Christmas!  So come and just browse, eat some snacks, or do some shopping!!  Pictured below are a few of my newest items!   Here is the link to my Facebook event page for more information :
 To see more of my items you can go to my etsy shop at this link:
Becky's Pillow Shop Open House  is November 19-22 at 612 Albert Street, Martinsburg,WV 25404.
Times are Nov. 19- 4pm-8pm, Friday and Saturday, 9am-6pm,  and Sunday 12:30- 7pm.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Holiday Open House

Becky’s Pillow Shop Holiday Open House
612 Albert St. Martinsburg, WV
November 19-22

 Becky’s Pillow Shop invites you to an Open House. Come do some early Christmas shopping, eat some light snacks or just browse.  Door Prizes each day!

Thursday ,  Nov. 19 – 4pm- 8pm
Friday,   Nov. 20- 9am – 6pm
Saturday 9am-6pm
Sunday 12:30pm- 6pm

All Handmade Items – Pillows, pillow covers, tooth fairy pillows, Aprons, (all sizes) Infinity Scarves, Table Runners, Place mats, Totes, Pouches, Messenger Bags, Gift Bags, Backpacks & more.

For More information call Becky at (304)263-1785.  To see my items:

See something you like but need a specific theme or fabric ?  I can take custom orders to have ready by Christmas! 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Hillsboro Heritage Days and Annual Holiday Open House

I apologize for my absence in blogging this year.  Unfortunately, I have had writer's block.  I hope to start writing again as much as I can.  Just wanted to let my readers know that I will be at the Hillsboro Heritage Days this weekend!  I'm looking forward to this fall event, and looks like we will be having some fall chill in the air to go with it.
 Last Saturday, I was at the Purcellville Town Market, and the Purcellville Treasure was taking place as well.  It was a nice day, but a bit chilly.  The details of the Hillsboro Heritage Days are in the flyer to the left. I was recently at the Holiday Inn for the Garden Club conference - lots of ladies who liked to shop!! Always a good thing for me as a vendor! See pictures from Holiday Inn and Purcellville below.

On Saturday,  I will have lots of fall home decor, including  table runners, place mats, & pillows.  Also, aprons, pillows, kids and sports pillows, kids'aprons , tote bags, small travel bags, pink ribbon items,  infinity scarves, cross body pouches, and more.  Come and check it out.  

This is the time of year that I start planning  for my Holiday Open House also.  This year it will take place in November, the weekend before Thanksgiving.  This gives me plenty of time to  take orders and get them made before Christmas.  It will actually start late Thursday afternoon  at 4pm- 8pm.  Then, all day Friday and Saturday, then Sunday afternoon from 12:30 -6pm.  More details on my Open House  later.   To see more of my items check out my Etsy shop at:

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Arm in a sling, Marketplace & Elle's Niche

Greeting from Becky's Pillow Shop!  I apologize for my disappearance for the last several months, but I've had a major case of writer's block due to some health issues.  In February, I fell and broke my shoulder and was in a sling for 8 weeks, and couldn't sew anything.  That's not all I " Couldn't DO" !  I couldn't  drive, do laundry, or even wash my hair without help! My left handed writing left a lot to be desired too!   It's pretty humiliating when you have to have help for bathing and tying your shoes!   On top of the broken shoulder I have had some other health issues going on, and just didn't feel like writing.  I have been in  Physical Therapy for 2 months. Unfortunately, I have what they call " frozen shoulder"so it's taking a long time.   Although, it is finally showing some improvement!

The good news is I am back in full swing with my business.  I have some new ventures since I last wrote.  I have my items in 2 brick and mortar stores now.  The first one happened back in April, and there is a group of craft vendors renting a booth at the " Marketplace in Sharpsburg" Maryland.
 My pillows, bags, aprons along with some other vendors items are pictured here.

Then, the real exciting news is that there is a new store in Charles Town called " Elle's Niche" which has all handmade items, and I am one of the artisans!  See pictures below! I made the small cosmetic bags,  tooth fairy pillows, small signature soap drawstring bags, aprons, laundry bags (on the tub) messenger bags, and a couple of nautical bags in the nautical display! The store is located in Charles Town at 103 West Liberty Street and has about 18 different artisans so far!  You can find home made soaps, signs, paintings, home decor items, dolls, baby quilts, & much more so if you are near by come check it out!


 My next show is this Saturday, June 27, at Morgan Grove Farmer's Market in Shepherdstown and I am excited about my new " flour sack towel aprons, July 4th pillow covers, new cosmetic bags.  I will also have tooth fairy pillows, pouches, beach bags, totes, & kids aprons & pillows!  Shepherdstown is having their big " Streetfest" festival on Saturday also.   So if you are in the area on Saturday, come check it out. The farmers' market is a little outside of town down past the Morgan Grove Park.

Purcellville Town Market on June 13 

To check out my Etsy Shop go to :

Monday, January 19, 2015

New Tools & Clearance Sales

This year, I have been slow to get back to work, but trying to take a small break after a very busy Christmas season! Yet I am excited about the New Year and New tools I now have for my business!   I am working on getting my shop ready for the new year, doing inventory of supplies & merchandise.  I am also starting to learn a NEW bookkeeping program, which is going to be quite a challenge, since bookkeeping isn't my forte! Ha !  I have been learning how to use my NEW sewing machine, however there so much I don't know so am going to start classes on Wednesday.   I also got a NEW phone on January 1st. 

I am also trying to do some clearance in my shop so I have reduced the prices of all pillows on my website. Click here:  Check out your favorite team pillows, kids  pillows, & more.  Great prices as low as $6.00!   

I  have a few Valentine items in my Etsy shop including heart shaped pillows!  You can click here to see my selection.


Also, I have a whole section of clearance items in my Etsy shop.   Totes, pillows, Christmas items, & aprons all on sale.


 Stay tuned for more news about what is in store for my business this year.