Wednesday, November 10, 2010

oh sweet sadie! holiday show

be sure to stop by the awesome shopping experience of oh sweet sadie! this weekend. the show runs this thursday and friday 10:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m. and saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

we are featuring some of our incredible scripture totes {NEW DESIGN! NEW DESIGN!} and saucy karina bags, along with baby boleros and blazers, diaper pouches, flowered cuffs, and so much more!

let's spice up the holidays!

steph & al

Monday, October 25, 2010

make a statement monday

the shaye bag - vintage versatility with a spot for everything

today we would like to feature on of our most popular bags, the shaye. this incredible bag boasts the following features:

*designer fabric exterior with coordinating synthetic leather central panel

*fabric-covered buttons as decorative element

*2 exterior pockets, one on each end (perfect for cell phones or keys or a water bottle)

*2 medium synthetic leather straps with "o" rings, coordinating interior fabric

*6 interior pockets plus a zippered pocket

*measures 18"x14"x6"


we will feature several shayes at the upcoming oh sweet sadie! holiday show. be sure to stop by and check them out!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

chaos, life's priorities, and a show

wow. talk about missing in action! we are currently recovering from a condition many of you have experienced at some point in your life - a huge overturn and completely chaotic rearrangement of life's priorities. a battle between what is required, what is expected, what is desired, and what one is actually capable of handling <-----that's always been the real clincher for us!

apparently we were closer to the "not so capable of handling it all" point then we thought. so please accept our sincere apologies for our temporary absence. we are here. and we still wish to spread spiciness across the globe! :) we are excited to participate in the oh sweet sadie! holiday show at soda row shopping district in daybreak, utah next month. we will be featuring several new and exciting products at the show, so be sure to stop by and check it out! the oh sweet sadie! holiday show is november 11-13 with a special pre-show party on wednesday, november 10 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. the pre-show party is by invitation only, so if you'd like to attend, let us know and we'll add you to the guest list!

one of the great products we will be featuring at the show is our iliana baby girl blazer. perfect for this lovely fall weather, our iliana blazer comes in sizing for 18 months, 2T, 3T, & 4T. the iliana has a designer fabric exterior, fully lined interior, and coordinating fabric details - pockets, cuffs, and collar. all of these great features for $35.00!

we are also working on revamping our website a bit, so if you have any feedback on how to make it awesome, please feel free to let us know!

and as always, thanks for supporting spicy designs!

loves, steph & al

Thursday, August 12, 2010

we hope to see you there!

just a reminder about the awesome craft lake city show this saturday, august 14 from 2:00-9:00 p.m. at the gallivan center. steph and i will be manning our booth for the entire show, so stop on by to say "hi" and browse our new products. we have some cute ones! :)

loves, al

Monday, August 9, 2010

make a statement monday

we have been celebrating a lot of birthdays lately here at spicy designs and wanted to let you know of a super cute gift idea for your loved ones...SCRIPTURE TOTES! say "bah-bye!" to the plain old maroon pleather and "hello!" to funky and fresh designer fabrics with fabulous details and accents! spicy offers two unique scripture tote designs...

the pyper

and the libby

both totes boast designer fabric exterior with synthetic leather accents, straps, and bottom of the bag. they hold the entire standard works plus a manual, and have a zippered pocket and easy access fabric pocket, as well as spots for pens and pencils.

but this tote is extremely versatile and can be used as a regular purse too! one of our client's purchased three pyper totes to use as purses and sent us the following note:

"dearest accessory gurus, {spicy designs...DUH!!!}

thanks for the cutest purses EVER! my older sister and i are going to texas to surprise my younger sister for her birthday. i thought having adorable totes was a MUST! thanks for making it a reality!"

so whether your friend, sister, or self is having a birthday, be sure to visit our "sassy" and "playful" tabs and check out these great totes!

loves, al

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

another spicy show!

Craft Lake City to Celebrate the Do-It-Yourself Craft Movement
130 Local Artists will vend at festival on August 14, and the movie Handmade Nation will be screened August 15

SALT LAKE CITY, July 27, 2010 – SLUG Magazine is proud to announce their festival, Craft Lake City (CLC), which celebrates alternative craft and all things handmade {and spicy designs will be there!}. A movement is taking place all across Utah in spare bedrooms, family rooms and garages. The movement is called do-it-yourself or alternative crafting, and artists are making everything from soap, to stuffed animals, to recycled clothing {and super spicy bags, baby blazers and hats, and pillows}. Women and men are making and selling their own goods, lashing out at sweat shops and striking a blow against exploitive business practices often associated with big business.

The second annual CLC will be held on Saturday, August 14, 2010 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Gallivan Avenue, behind the Wells Fargo Building, in downtown Salt Lake City. The event is free and open to the public. A panel of local artist selected 130 of the best Utah crafters to vend at the event.

we'd love to see you there!
loves, steph & al

Monday, July 26, 2010

make a statement monday

now that it's summertime and the sun is sizzling, we would like to introduce one of our newest products to you, the joon cap.

this all fabric girls cap comes in sizes for 1-2 years and 3-6 years {though you are welcome to contact us if a larger size is needed}. an elastic band in the back of the cap allows for a flexible, comfortable fit. designer fabric exterior with coordinating fabric interior with a fun fabric flower accent.

be on the look-out for the boy counterpart, the benji cap, which is coming soon!

check out the joon cap by visiting our website under the mamalicious tab.

Monday, June 28, 2010

make a statement monday

happy monday to all of our spicy friends! we hope you had a wonderful weekend and that you are looking forward to this new week of possibilities! we are feeling excited because some new ideas have been flitting around that we are working to pin down and feature. never a dull moment for our poor little sewing machines!

today's make a statement feature is our jessica pillow covers. our pillow covers come in a set of 2, they have zippered closures {so that you can hand-wash them in cool water when needed}, and measure 18" x 18". our covers do not come with pillow forms {however IKEA sells them for a great price} and they add just the right amount of color and spice to any room. for more details, visit the spicy designs "sassy" tab.

loves, al

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

bliss boutique

come one, come all!!!

spicy designs will have an indoor booth at the
bliss boutique
june 17-19 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
105 south 100 east, pleasant grove

we have several new products that we are featuring, so come on by and join the fun!!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


fellow spicy lovers, please meet two of our newest friends...

baelyn a new stylish diaper bag for the hip mamas

jentry a fun ruffley number for any cute 'n playful gal!

they were created with love...every stitch...and we hope it shows!!!

loves always, steph & al
the gals at spicy designs

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

bijou market

don't forget to join us at:
202 east 1800 south, orem
this saturday, june 5 for the artsy bijou market! we have some exciting new products for your purchasing pleasure, so be sure to visit the spicy designs booth at bijou!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Spicy will be at the fabulous Bijou Market in Orem

We are EXCITED to announce that we will have a booth set up at the BIJOU Market located in Orem in less than 2 weeks on Saturday, June 5th from 10 am to 6 pm!

We would LOVE to have you stop by and see some of our new products which includes a new diaper bag design, toddler military caps, and a ruffly front "playful" purse!
Please SPREAD the word and stop by! We won't be the only amazing artists there!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Since losing my mother three years ago on May 28th after her long battle with cancer, I have a whole new perspective on mother's is not only joyous because I get to celebrate my days of being a mom, but it is also a day where I constantly think of my own mother and how much I miss her. In many ways I see my mother in me and in other ways I yearn to be more like her. She was a woman of faith; she did not doubt who she was or what her purpose was. She lived a life of service and love. Thank you mom for letting me know every day that I was loved and for sharing enough love to sustain me through the rest of my life until I can be with you again. To all of you amazing women...happy mother's day.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

spicy's booth this weekend

fun shopping for everyone this weekend!

want more details? visit art market's site here.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

welcoming spring

spring is my favorite season. i love the cool mornings & evenings, sunny & warm days, and fresh mountain breezes. and like so many others, i begin to feel the need for cleaning and clearing out the house...the traditional yearly "face lift," if you will.

this year i decided my kitchen would be the lucky recipient of my "beautification expertise." {expertise being a very b r o a d and liberal term here!} all winter long, i felt like my kitchen lacked the pazazz i felt it should have {side note: a good majority of my time is spent in the kitchen cooking and entertaining guests, so pazazz is a vital ingredient to my sanity}. and thanks to a very wonderful friend, the inspiration i lacked came to me neatly wrapped with birthday greetings upon it not long ago.

the gift & inspiration...
this lovely steel breadbox offered the perfect shade of vintage teal i needed to brighten up my kitchen palette. coupled with some vibrant orange accents, such as hand towels and retro fabric table runners {compliments of spicy designs, of course!}, my kitchen instantly turned from drab to fab.

orange hand towels...
spicy designs table runners...

the influence of just a few, simple items re-arranged or added can produce amazing results!!! so here's to a happy spring!!!

loves, al

where to find it:
steel vintage teal breadbox from target
frajen orange hand towel from ikea
amy butler midwest modern rust table runners - email

Monday, April 12, 2010

spring art market show

mark your calendar and join us for the fun!!!

want more details? visit art market's site here.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

just keep givin'!

hi, friends!

take a moment to visit our new {and ever so lovely} friend, kathleen, with grosgrain. talk about a woman with taste, style, and flare!

we appreciate her willingness to feature spicy designs and host another giveaway!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


we're celebrating our spicy website launch with a few giveaways. be sure to take a few moments to visit our friends at MOMEDY & A PRETTY COOL LIFE.

and thanks again, ladies!

Thursday, March 25, 2010


the time has come, friends! we just wanted to share our excitement with you because we are officially releasing our website:

whoop whoop! about time, eh!? thanks for sticking with us as we ventured through the world of html to create this comprehensive site. we have created product categories to ease and inspire, utilized a shopping cart that allows simple drop and click purchasing, and developed what we hope to be a fun, creative, and easy customization process that allows you to make your very own statement!!!

so enough rambling, take a peak into the spicy world of our creations, follow our blog, and heck, maybe even buy a product or two! and as always, thanks for your support and encouragement!

love, steph & al

spicy designs
make a statement!

Monday, March 8, 2010

We are getting hotter!

Friends...we are SO CLOSE to launching our site. You will hear back from us soon. FINALLY!!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Where Did Spicy Go?!

Hey, Friends!

Well, we can probably be deemed official SLACKERS! We apologize profusely for the delay with our spicy website. Who knew click and drop and type and crop could be so complicated!? It's like, "Hello! Where did Spicy go!?"

But no need to fear, fellow color-lovers!

We are still here and our Spicy products are available for our
Etsy Shop. True, only pre-made products can be purchased there, but hey, they're still pretty awesome! We promise to keep working hard on our site so that you can customize your little hearts out. Soon, friends, very soon!!! We have some VERY EXCITING THINGS PLANNED, so don't give up on us just yet!!! :)

And as always, thanks for being such awesome people (who are willing to MAKE A STATEMENT!!!) and for your patience! :)