Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I have been working on some new designs though and will have photos coming soon including photos of the gorgeous and super-summery garden fairy tutu dress. This design in two shades of pink and citrus can be made in an adorable tutu dress (my fave!!) or as a gorgeous tutu- also super sweet! It screams "summer" and I am hopeful that if I keep creating more of them the sun will come back and stay :) Also coming very soon - more hair bow/clippie holders, as well as more super cute tutu designs...so stay tuned!
And of course, if you have your own design in mind, I love love love custom orders! Check out my shop and keep checking here for new product announcements!
Friday, April 24, 2009
I would love to hear about and see photos of your finished pieces! And as always, if you have a tutorial or crafty idea you would like to share for Crafty Friday please let me know! Happy crafting - have a great weekend!! ♥
Sunday, April 19, 2009
What an adorable way to display your little cupcake's hair bows and clippies! A functional piece of decor for displaying and organizing all of those hair bows and clippies!
For bows and clippies to display on the holders I recommend Ellebows and More as previously raved about here.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Our first Crafty Friday - DIY Magnets Tutorial
These are too cute and look so easy to make!! At last something to do on a lazy Saturday with extra scrapbook paper! I imagine you could use old wrapping paper, ribbon, magazine clippings, newspaper, photos, etc. to achieve your desired look. Find the tutorial over at Crafting Chicks. They have lots of other fun ideas too so take a look around while you are there! I can't wait to make some cute new magnets. Might even make some custom cute thumbtacks with these while I'm at it! These would make a great hostess or housewarming gift too!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
When Addison was a few months old, I ordered a fingerprint necklace kit from Prairie Creations. I received a piece of clay with instructions in the mail and made Addison's print. Then I sent the tiny print back and they fired it into a piece of beautiful jewelry with Addison's initials on the back. This piece of jewelry is so very special to me and I plan to get additional fingerprint charms as we add to our family. There are also several etsy sellers that make beautiful fingerprint jewelry as well.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Today I found an amazing website Wholesome Toddler Food (I also used Wholesome Baby Food to make all of Addison's purees and get other beginning solids suggestions and highly recommend it.) This toddler site has TONS of great suggestions for even the pickiest of eaters. There are great recipes and even sample menu ideas!
I'm officially inspired to jazz up Addison's meals this week - hopefully you can gather some good ideas too! If you have other great websites or ideas for toddler feeding I would love to hear them also! ♥
Friday, April 10, 2009
I have to take a moment to tell you about my good friend's etsy shop Ellebows and More. "ElleBows™ & More! Handmade hair accessories for little ones." Now, yes she is a friend of mine, but believe me, friend or not, her shop has the cutest little hair clippies I have ever seen (don't believe me, go see for yourself!)
Addison has several of them to match all her outfits and not only are they absolutely darling but they amazingly stay put in her super fine hair! I was so over the moon excited when Addison finally had grown enough hair to be able to ditch the headbands and go for the clips, but so many of them just fell right out (which equals choking hazard as well as losing them). I have never had any issues with my Ellebows sliding out and that is one of many, many reasons I love them so much. Aside from the no-slip factor (can I go on about that a little while longer!),Ellebows are just so stinking adorable! She has several different options and seems to add new options almost weekly. Itty Bitty Ellebows for the very first hair sprouts, matching clippie duos, clippie trios, button ellebows (my personal favorite!), silk flower clippies, adorable funky crochet flowers, felt flowers with cute little ribbon leafs, and I see just added new today (I told you she is always adding new things!!) sweet crochet butterflies!
Ellebows make great gifts too. I have purchased them for friends' daughters and they always add a unique and pretty touch to the gift (and come attached to super cute display cards). I will tell you though, I have been guilty of buying Ellebows as "gifts" and loving them so much that I end up keeping them for Addison and needing to get more!
I'm a little biased, but I think this picture of Addison in one of her many Ellebows is too cute!!
So head on over to her shop on Etsy and get the little sweetie in your life some adorable clippies! And while you are on Etsy, why not pick up a matching custom tutu from BabyCakes Creations for the ultimate gift! Also check out her blog for fun tutorials, product updates, sale announcements, and other good reads.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
I recently stumbled across a fellow etsy shop, Knotty Baby Wear which features knotty legs. I have been pairing similar leg warmers with skirts and tutus on Addison for the past several months and was so excited to find this shop that not only offers very affordable knotty legs but some of the most adorable leg warmers I've seen to date!
♥♥♥ Every tutu wearing girl needs some knotty legs! ♥♥♥
These are great for crawling, potty training, diaper changes, and they are just too sweet and stylish! They come in a variety of sizes and patterns so check out the shop and get yours - and they even offer free shipping! www.knottybabywear.etsy.com