Sunday, November 29, 2009

Free Gift with every purchase

Remember to order before December 4th to ensure delivery before Christmas! We will be including a free surprise gift with all orders placed from November 30th until December 4th. Orders placed between December 5th and December 11th can still make it on time with expedited order charges. Because we will also be closing for the Holidays, orders placed after December 11th will ship after January 1st.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Harajuku Lovers Inspired Dolls

Treat your little one with these one of a kind dolls! This particular cutie was inspired by the popular "Harajuku Lovers" dolls. I originally designed these for my "All things Japanese" sister who is very allergic to perfumes, I wanted to make something to resemble these adorable bottles. Now, these dolls are not an exact match and are not designed to copy the original bottles, that are obviously copyrighted} but they are our inspiration though:D

♥ Hand painted face
♥ Eco-friendly felt hair
♥ 100% cotton fabric
♥ Hypo Allergenic stuffing
♥ Measures approximately 15" tall

Get them while they're hot!! Here's the link

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi all! I would like to take a moment just to say "thank you" for your support, your comments, ideas, patronage and friendship. I know you are probably having a fun filled day that involves turkey and family so I will make this short. I cannot tell you how grateful I am of having such a wonderful audience and customers, without you, we cannot be. For that, please accept this 10% off gift from us, good through Monday, November 30th. To receive it, you need to use this special link, it will not work going directly to our website. Thank you again and have a wonderful and dafe holiday.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Stocking Stuffers under $10.00 are here!

Looking for inexpensive stocking stuffers? Then you need to take a peek inside our gift shop! I just uploaded these amazing kid's wallets, large enough to add a gift card, cash and coins. Available in really pretty and cool fabrics, there will be more every day so if you don't see what you are looking for, you can always drop us a note with special requests! You cannot beat a $10.00 gift!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Have you seen this blog?

Did you know that I belong to a fabulous Kid Designer group called OKID? Let me start from the beginning, OKID has been around for years, probably longer than I've been in business, they started out as a group of designers who used to sell their art and boutique children's items on ebay, and from there it evolved into a household name for boutique children's items.
Over the years the group has gone through several changes, some artists have retired, some have gone their own way and some new ones have joined. Currently, all the OKID designers can be found on etsy, and everyone has their own website where they do the majority of their business.
Our group is based on a beautiful friendship of women who make a living doing what they love. We have all been there for each other and have endured anything and everything that a true friendship can endure.
Let me introduce you to the OKID designers, one by one, alphabetically:

ChicBazar: this is my Mom's shop, she designs and makes women's accessories like hand bags, wallets, make up bags, diaper bags and more. All of her items are carefully sewn, made with designer fabrics and materials inside and out, she puts a lot of care and attention to all her creations.

DoodlePadDesigns: MaryAnna has lots of projects with her business, primarily, DoodlePaddesigns specializes in custom hand painted boutique drawer knobs; they are made to coordinate with whatever you need them to, they complete any room and any decor. In addition to the knobs and pulls, MaryAnna also offers a gorgeous Holiday collection of items that includes ornaments and gift tags, almost one half of the year, her work is concentrated in these amazing items, and lastly, she also offers the whimsiest papers collection there is, from business cards, to stickers and stationary, you will find the most adorable, best presented and affordable items out there, for personal use or your small business.

: Libby makes the most beautiful hair bow holders, that can be coordinated with your little one's room, completely personalized and made by your specifications. Libby also offers a huge variety of hair accessories that everyone loves and are appropriate for girls of any age.

Iwantedtowonder: Nancy and Pat are a mom and daughter team. Nancy offers the most beautiful paintings and hair bow holders {unlike Libby's, Nancy's hair bow holders are an actual canvas painting, with the holders attached, Libby's are actual signs, they are both TDF!} all the art work Nancy makes is kid inspired and coordinates beautifully with popular decor. Pat offers gorgeous children's boutique clothes, accessories and gifts. During the holidays, you should also check Pat's gorgeous pet stockings, they are soooo adorable!

: Therese specializes in all sorts of art work that coordinate with beautiful and popular bedding sets and room decor. She makes anything and everything there is to offer for your little one's walls, from wall paper cut outs, to prints, paintings, name meaning wood signs, wall clocks and more. She, as I've said about a thousand times, is the artist behind the Hand Painted Dolls offered on both our sites.

And you already know me! So, there you go, these are my designer friends, they all have blogs, newsletters, facebook fan pages, you should check them all out! But if you don't have the time, we do have a combined blog, for the entire group, where we keep you in the loop with our new products, sales, and news, check us out:

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Christmas Countdown-Farmhousefive

Therese is a very good friend of mine, I've always admired her work and I have tons of things I've bought from her for my kids and as gifts. It's also a great experience to work with her, as you might know, she's the creator of the beautiful faces of the hand painted dolls on our website.
Last year, as an "end of the school year" gift for Natalie's teacher, Therese made a beautiful Name Meaning Sign with her teacher's name on it and the theme was The Cat in the Hat. Now, she proudly displays it in her classroom as a reminder of that year and how much she is appreciated.

Therese will also add a gift card to coordinate for just a dollar more! If you are looking to give your children's teachers, or care givers handmade gifts this year, I recommend these awesome and affordable signs. {psst, a savings tip: sign up for her newsletter and you will receive a 10% off code, these are savings in addition to the FREE US Shipping she has on every single day!}

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Christmas Countdown-Doodle Pad Designs

Hi all! As all of you, I've been shopping around for my Holiday gift giving for my family and friends! With the economy the way it is, it's very important you know where your money is going to, personally, I prefer to put my gift giving budget into hand crafted and local shops vs the big chains, I figure a local shop or an individual can definitely use the money more than the big box stores can. I've come across a lot of wonderful finds and I wanted to share them with you so I will be doing one at a time as I can from now till the Holidays, to give you ideas, some people are hard to shop for! lol

Anyway, I wanted to start of with ornaments, these are made by my friend MaryAnna from Doodle Pad Designs, my daughter, Natalie, won an ornament a few weeks ago when she participated in a giveaway on her Facebook page, so I took advantage and bought one for Claire too so she could mail them together along with my business stickers I also bought from her. Here's what I received:

I know, my pics are horrible, MA was just telling me how hard it is to take pictures of these cuties, the images absolutely do not give them justice, these ornaments are high quality, the painting has sparkles, she personalizes the entire thing, adds names, dates, the little snow-people can be personalized with whatever you want, she even adds cute ribbon to add to the wow factor, in addition to this, the ornaments come perfectly packaged, in a beautiful decorated box that is perfect for gift giving!.

There are SO MANY options, think Holiday gifts for your child's Teacher, Babysitter, Nurse, your friend the Musician, First Christmases, Newlyweds ... she even has one ornament for the family and best friend {think about your child's best friend gift!} all for less than $13.00. Can you believe that? And let me say again, if you like what you see in the pictures, you will adore what you get in the mail, I promise! Just be sure you order with enough time for the Holidays, remember these are made-to-order. Thanks so much for reading!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Our Holiday Gift Shop is officially Open

Isn't it funny how immediately after Halloween all the Holiday stuff is out? Our Gift shop is officially open! I know we are about one week late! lol but there you will find quick ships, affordable and adorable items for Baby, Girls, Boys, Tweens and even some Moms, so please go and take a peak! We have lots of items that are available for personalization, to make that gift even more special! I've also uploaded this year's Holiday Schedule for your convenience so you know exactly when your goodies will depart.

I also wanted to let you know that I've been working with my close friend Therese from Farmhousefive creating more dollies this year, if you remember last year, we created "MyFaceDollies" and it was a hit during the Holidays, because making dolls to resemble your child in collaboration from two different people in different states can be costly and time consuming, we've decided to create a limited line of one of a kind dolls in batches so we can quick ship the dolls to the recipients without the long turn around time we used to have, we have uploaded the new dolls in the website at a great price and ready to ship, if you are interested in getting one of these cuties, remember they are all one of a kind, so once one is gone, she's gone for good. Therese is huge fan of the Liddle Kiddle dolls from the 60's so we have created a group of dolls inspired by them that turned out super cute!

Thanks as always for reading all my rambling, your attention is very much appreciated! There's one Giveaway coming soon so stay tunned!

Where have you been?

**Sight** where did I go, you ask? I have been nowhere, I have been here, working, on many, many things. October was a bit of a crazy month for us, you see, Claire's birthday is on the 30th, and we always make a Halloween birthday party, maybe one day she will get tired of it like I've heard people say, but so far, this is what she wants. This meant that not only did I have to organize a party here, I also had to make costumes for the girls. Natalie went through several ideas, this was extremely frustrating, from Punky Brewster {I let her watch the episodes on YouTube, along with other oldies like Alf, Rainbow Brite and Jem} to Coraline, to Silvermist, from the Tinkerbell movie. This last one, she kept. Claire on the other hand, was very simple, she said she wanted to be a witch from day one, and this is what she stuck with, she was SO excited to be a witch. If you're interested, I'll add a few links at the end with info on where I got all the "ingredients" for their outfits. I'll tell you right now, Etsy was my number one source. So, we had the party, over 30 kids came, then trick or treat, well, you get the idea, my whole month revolved around this one day, so, that's where I've been :) Here is a cute picture of the two cuties:

Witch Hat {MommasInsanity} Witch Socks {Mommarunswithsissors} Witch Outfit {Fabrics from Hancock Fabrics} Fairy Tiara {Joann}Fairy Dress {fabrics and trims from Hancock Fabrics} Wings {Walgreens} Makeup {PinkQuartzMinerals} and both pair of shoes from Payless Shoes the Halloween Bag Claire is using was purchased years ago at Bath and Body Works.