Saturday, October 26, 2013

For the LOVE of Little Red Riding Hood

Over the past couple of years I have become very fond of fabrics in which Manufacturers feature/sell prints made by Designers that favor an artistic, fine line (less cartoon) look to their children's fabrics. Don't get me wrong, I have a wide taste of prints but I am just such a sucker for those types of prints!! If you have been following me on Facebook you will/do know how I am totally in LOVE with Sara Jane Illustrations., Tasha Noel for Riley Blake has my love as well! I discovered the Little Red Riding Hood fabric back in the Spring and pre-ordered it and started planning what I would do with it! I just HAD to have it! SWOON Tasha Noel!!

Although it was released in the summer, I knew I wanted to wait until the fall to create with it. Besides....Red and her trusty little buddy are dressed for cold weather can't you see?

 You must agree; this classic, feminine, clean

and innocent design is so fitting for a little girl?!  I admit, I love some of the over the top, unique dress designs and fabrics for

 little ones, but nothing makes a little girl so precious as a print like this. Isn't this dress the perfect way to showcase it?



The beautiful headband you see is made by the talented Katy Bjork of Birdie Baby Boutique. Birdie Baby Boutique has GORGEOUS headbands, crowns, custom blocks (and more!)! Her creations are quality & handmade. Just check out her approval rating on Etsy-you'll be impressed,  I know I am!  I Did I mention she is local too? It was my pleasure working with her to design this custom, one of a kind piece!


I had the chance again to work with the talented Ms. Amy at Spark Babies! Amy has a special talent of making your children feel very comfortable and even bringing the most shy or uninterested child to life and want to pose for her! I have dubbed her the "photo whisperer" ;)

 Be sure to click on the images to see them in my Etsy Shop!

During this shoot, as you can see, we had several wardrobe changes as well as 3  models to work with. During all of this, Amy was so calm and relaxed! I'm not sure how she does it, I was a ball of stress ;O. Oh...and I was finally able to use her beautiful Bindi in one my pics! Doesn't she have the prettiest color fur?

I can go on and on about my LOVE for Spark Babies...How can you not??

I believe in giving credit where credit is due! About half of my collection was made with Whimsy Couture Sewing Patterns. If you are a sewer or a wannabe, you must head on over and see what she has to offer! All of her patterns have step by step instructions and photos...not like those horrible patterns your Mom would've used!

Now for the Giveaway! I while giving away this dress along with the headband Birdie Baby Boutique donated (used in this photo). Don't have a little Girl, well, no fear! The winner can substitute a boys outfit from this collection for the dress and headband. There are plenty chances to win!

Be sure to check out these great businesses Facebook pages once you've LIKED them...and maybe pick up a copy of Little Red Riding Hood at the bookstore today and snuggle up with your little one to read it tonite;)!

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

"My Favorite Giveaway Ever!" Giveaway

Yikes, I know, I keep saying I am going to discipline myself and start blogging and sharing..but really, I have NO clue how these woman do it!! Family, Business, creating AND blogging-phew!

Here is another attempt! I love to sew AND share Giveaways of fellow "handmakers" like myself. Yes, I know, another made up word..hehe.

Now onto the serious business!

"My Favorite Giveaway Ever!" Giveaway

I have been working with Katie (Owner, creator and seamstress) for about 9 months now. I absolutely LOVE her style and drive to be successful and most of all her "story" is similar to mine. I am finding that there are many Moms that have left the career world to stay with their little ones and somehow either use or find their creative side to support their families.

I was introduced to Katie's line "Kangacoo Designs" by my Giggle Moon rep. No question about it, I was gushing and said YES, YES, YES I want to carry her collections in my store! After all, ruffles are MY THING!  I then learned that Kangacoo offered custom, oh yes, custom designs!!! Jackpot!!

Here are just some of my favorites! The first was a non commercial order..just an outfit I LOVE and just had to have for FiFi. Amy at Spark Babies captured this magical number for me

Gone Boating...the fastest and most popular seller!

A great collection is one that has something for everyone! Babies to Adults, Katie has nailed it!  

And perhaps my favorite..the "Mermaid Gown", a custom made creation just for FiFi Ruffles;) If you didn't know already--I love Mermaids!

Here is FiFi showing her sassy little Mermaid Tall Tankini off.

Now for the Giveaway! When I met Katie (sadly only via phone and email;( I asked and maybe begged a little for her to do sponsorships, giveaways, just something! She has a great following and just the sweetest personality..and have you seen her daughter?! Just as cute as she!  I was so excited to learn she was finally going to do it!!! Her first giveaway was a huge success with over 900 entries. She had some GREAT participants and even a local boutique I know and swoon over (Birdie Baby Boutique). Take a look:  

This time around here are just some!  Items include clothing, jewelry, advertising, blogging, mentoring, party items and more!

I would love to hear what you want to win?! Go on over to Katie's blog and enter! You will see the full list of prizes and hopefully discovered great new products, shops and services!



Friday, May 24, 2013

Free and Fabulous Friday at FiFi's

It has been awhile, a really long while since my last post!! Now that we are approaching the "slow" season in retail land I plan to jump back in and get some focus with my blog!!

I have decided to concentrate on the sewing, designing, crafting aspect of my life, my true passion (other than family of course!).

So, to kick it are some GREAT giveaways and sales related to such!! I'm coining this as FFFF!

First Up, Patterns:  8 Patterns, Woo-Hoo!!

Enter Here

@Violette Field Threads

Next: Free Fabric Friday!

Click on the above photo and look for this post on facebook: "Its FFF (FREE FABRIC FRIDAY)!! Just like this status for a chance to win! And feel free to leave links to your shops under this status as well!"

Here's another, a Fabric Sale:

Michael Miller Cotton Prints are 15% off on Remember, orders over $35.00 ship free!

And yet another, this one is a clothing giveaway from one of my fav designers! I saved the best for Last!! Swing by and tell them I sent you!!

@Kangacoo Designs

Want to win this dress from Kangacoo Designs new unreleased "whale always be friends" summer collection (that launches next week ;O)? Click the above pic to enter on Nicole Benitez Photography fan page.