16 June 2010

AND THE WINNERS ARE...

Congratulations, Chelsa and Danielle! Contact me with your pick of any bib or burp cloth from my shop!

And thanks SO much to y'all! I now have a fabulous list of Etsy shops all in one place (and I'm glad to share!) :)

I'm considering highlighting a few of my favorites as I go through them - would that be fun?

**comments closed**

So, I mentioned a few posts back that - as I am getting the hang of being the Mama of two - I've been finding time to play in my sewing room lately and boy, has it been lovely! I just recently got a new, big, beautiful pile of fabrics and have been in hog heaven doing all kinds of glorious things with them!

(Should I feel guilty that I hardly ever make anything for Oliver? I mean, I made his duvet and a few other things for his room, but a mama can only make so many pajama pants only to watch them be covered in yogurt and syrup every morning! Girly things are just more fun to make!)

I've been making dresses and tops for Hazel and, buying up all of Target's $2 knee socks and converting them into leggings with great girly passion and fervor.

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I've also been getting a lot of requests to resurrect the Ragamuffin Skirts (just recently highlighted on this blog) and am finding it harder and harder to say "no". I've even done some playing with the original design and am working on a new summer skirt idea that I may share if I can ever get 'er done.

I've also been dyeing things! More of Oliver's dirty ol' jammies and shirts that just need a little more pink and a little less blue - and even a few cloth diapers! (Don't worry - only covers!)

But the main thing that I've been working on is keeping my Etsy shop stocked. I started making bibs and burp cloths in preparation for having a new baby in the house, and many of y'all asked if I'd be willing to make them available for sale. Per your suggestions (thanks, guys!), I've been selling them on Etsy since late last year and can hardly keep them stocked half the time!
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They good news is, they're fun to make (especially when I have fresh, gorgeous fabrics to work with!), and I'm glad to do my little part to promote lovely aesthetics in the burping and spitting category.

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Anyway, I was thinking yesterday that I haven't done a giveaway on my blog in awhile, so I decided to give away a couple of things from the shop!

Why don't you leave a comment (1 per person, please!) telling me your favorite Etsy shop/seller and what they sell. (This way it's a win/win - you get to enter the giveaway, I get to have a list of fabulous shops all in one place!) I'll close comments and chose two winners sometime Friday and let each winner pick something from my shop!

Sounds fun, right?

Oh, and if you don't have a favorite Etsy shop... um... I don't know... just do a little searching and I'm sure you'll find something you like!

Happy Wednesday!

95 comments:

William, Megan and Avery said...

Check out Twysted Yarn for precious hats, headbands, and other knitted goodies! And, I know her... Morgan is great!

LStewart said...

I recently found Silver Thread Embroidery and have fallen in embroidery love. I found this shop while I was looking for a monogrammed blanket for my newest grandson and found exactly what I wanted in this shop along with many other items I'm anxious to order.

The Buchanan Family said...

5lilmunchkins is my favorite! I ordered my daughters b'day outfit from there and melt everytime I see it on her!

Julie said...

My favorite Etsy shop is Phoebe's Treasure (http://www.etsy.com/shop/phoebestreasure). Wonderful, affordable handmade jewelry!

mamakass said...

Oh I'm so excited!!
I love your shop (of course) and also like http://www.etsy.com/shop/LucyJaneStudio and
http://www.etsy.com/shop/terryscopes

Mateya said...

Your stuff is soooo cute!

My favorite etsy store is....My Flip Flopz....she has such cute hand painted signs!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/myflipflopz

Susan Graham said...

tangente. I bought her scarf halter top and I just love it! It's stylish and gives me tummy space for my changing body

Chickie said...

http://www.etsy.com/shop/charmingollie

that is for my cousin's etsy shop!!! i can't wait to start buying for my little girl and her shop will be the first place i go!!!

mandiegirl said...

I like raegun's shop...she has some great fabric for way decent prices!

Beckie said...

I love love love all things Etsy. After having two boys and finally being blessed with a little girl I am in hog heaven accessorizing. There are so many great options on Etsy, but I think my favorite for hair "bows" is Lili Bug Boutique. She makes the cutest little creations out of ribbon. Adorable!

Monica said...

http://www.etsy.com/shop/justjosie
I love looking at the sweet pictures as much as I love the headbands!

Angela said...

I love Cathy's Creations. She makes great bracelets, and she's a HOOT!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/cathycreations

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Cathys-Creations/333061195652

simplebeauty said...

Well I would have to say that I was one who had to go window shopping on Etsy. But I found the cutest little shop. I love that they had a little feather headband for baby girls! Too cute....

It is

http://www.etsy.com/shop/JolieBerry

:O)

Sarah Robbins said...

I love Tiny Tots Bows. If this little one is a girl, I will be stocking up! Actually, we don't know if it's a girl and I am already stocking up!!

wishful nals said...

those bibs are precious! xo!

Anonymous said...

I don't have a favorite Etsy shop, so I guess that means yours is my favorite :) Jessica Cooper

Leigh said...

okay so if I had to pick one it would be smallwish http://www.etsy.com/shop/SmallWish. Tracy is the sweetest and her slings are awesome. She is hosting an fundraiser for our adoption right now on her regular site (www.lucky-baby.com) and gives us 10 dollars for every regularly priced sling sold using the coupon code, adopt. It all happened because I hearted one of her slings on Etsy. She found out about our adoption and having a little girl adopted from China she knew the struggle and offered to help us, total strangers, raise money to bring our children home from Ethiopia. Clearly she is awesome!!!

Kathleen said...

My favorite etsy shop is SoyCountryCandleCo.etsy.com!

Really cool soy candles and lotions! And well... it's mine :)

Mr. Nordmann said...

We had our newest addition Porter last week and I bought a necklace from CandaceKane with the names of our boys...so cute.

Amy said...

One of my favorite Etsy shops is Imblessed. She makes mommy necklaces. So cute.

And another favorite is littlesnugglebuny. She makes boutique baby blankets. I wish I had her sewing skills. Sigh.

I love the fabrics you choose.

:) Miranda said...

http://www.etsy.com/shop/hblackberry

if i had to pick one shop, that shop would be it.

My favorite things are all the cute adorable headbands for little girls with the huge flowers:) They are so beautiful, and they are on headbands no hair needed;)

Tara said...

What a great giveaway!

My favorite etsy store at the moment is http://www.etsy.com/shop/dazeychic.The store has so many great prints. One of my best friends has the "Enjoy the Ride" print in her guest bedroom and it makes me smile every time I see it.

Hannah said...

I really like http://www.etsy.com/shop/posiesandplume

She is a girl I went to college with and my husband has known since high school. She makes the cutest accessories. Very girly.

I would love to win some baby gear!!! i'm preg with my first. Due in december. PICK MEEEEEE!!! please:)

Melissa said...

hmmm I cant pick just one! here are a few of my fave....

http://www.etsy.com/shop/snugars


http://www.etsy.com/shop/GraciousMay

RyderMakes3 said...

I love your shop, you are so very talented!!

I really love my friend's Etsy shop, TotToppers. She is a fabulous knitter and has all sorts of adorable knitwear for tots.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/tottoppers

rachel e. said...

After searching forever (can never remember the name) I rediscovred ZoeChen. Love the dresses! http://www.etsy.com/shop/ZoeChen

LFriend said...

I just love sugar pop creations!
They sale camera strap covers that just add the perfect pop to taking pictures!

Megan said...

I really like TarynPeine's shop, Cinnaberry. She makes adorable children's clothing as well!

Cheryl said...

http://www.etsy.com/shop/BellaGraceCreations1

She has some of the cutest bows.

Cheryl

JessiG said...

I am expecting my little girl 10/10/10! So I am very much into little girl things right now as well. On that note...

Prissy Piggies! They sell at a local boutique and have the cutest knit hats, handbands, shoes and dresses!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/prissypiggies

I also like briar.clair...very cute hair accessories for your little girl!http://www.etsy.com/shop/BriarClaire?section_id=6360408

Shandell said...

I don't think I could choose one favorite, but this is a new discovery of mine:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ohlittlerabbit

Mama 2 three said...

One of my many favorite etsy shops is Charm Design! Check it out for cute little handbags!
Love your shop too!

Meredith said...

Favorite Etsy shops... oh my!

I have lots of favorites.. but if I have to choose one, I'd say Junk Posse

kristin noel said...

One of my favorite kid shops is PillowSewCute. The OuchPouch is one of those creations that you wish you had originated. It's handy and customizable. I even have it to match my diaper bag fabric.! Now all I need is the baby... Come on August!

becca said...

Honestly, yours is my favorite Etsy shop...I haven't really stepped too much into the world of Etsy, although I want to! I get a bit overwhelmed w/ not knowing of any good Etsy sites...but the comments from this post are already helping me out!

I have a baby girl (Violet) who was born Mar. 19, 2010...just a few mere days after Hazel, so I'd love to get some gorgeous bibs from your shop....and if I don't win this giveaway, I just might have to buy some! :)

rachel said...

Bitsofsunshine is my favorite ... partly because I know her (and like her lots) and partly because I like her whimsy.

The Allison Family said...

I'm totally loving the Oh Sew Sweet boutique on Etsy right now, especially now that my little girl is getting bigger. But I love your stuff too. I'd love for you to bring back the skirts. They're adorable!

Janie said...

this comment isn't re: the give-away but i hope it's okay to post... what type of ring sling is Hazel in? And do you like that more than the Mody-wrap style? I've been reading about baby-wearing and would love your opinion... Thanks! Janie

christyleeknutson said...

Love your goodies! I recently purchased some beautiful amy butler fabric to start making burp clothes for upcoming baby showers...I have a lot to learn!

One of my favorite etsy shops is Rory Unraveled (http://www.etsy.com/shop/roryunraveled) - she has great quilts. Since you made such a beautiful one for Hazel you will especially appreciate her work.

~ Jennifer said...

I love your bibs - they are SOOO cute!

My very favorite Etsy shop has to be Briar Claire. I just can't get over how adorable their hats and headbands are! :)

http://www.etsy.com/shop/BriarClaire

4cunninghams said...

My favorite is someone you know well actually! It's littlemissfatbottom! 1) I love that I have a unique nursing cover that not one of my other friends has, 2) I love her bibs and burp cloths (my mother-in-law and aunt-in-law just had her make a few sets as gifts), and 3) I love her monster shirts!!!! They are great. Prices are great too!

melanie:::adorkable said...

I love Sara Luke's custom designed cards:Less Ordinary Designs http://www.etsy.com/shop/lukecommasara

Erin said...

I love your bibs and I still have yet to purchase any.

My favorite shop would be Jessi Girl Clothing. I got this adorable dress for Alex there and Ruffle pants and a matching tank top.. Love it..

Rachel E. said...

My favorite Etsy shop is BriarClaire! I buy their hair accessories for the little girls I babysit and also use some of them myself!

Dana said...

I love any shop that sells fabric sets, if nothing else it gives me inspiration to put different and unique colors together. Poppy seed fabrics is a good one!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/poppyseedfabrics?ga_search_query=fabric+sets&ga_search_type=supplies&ga_page=&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title

Eve said...

Hey, thanks for the link! I've gotten a ton of hits from it this morning!

I have a million etsy favorites but today I'll have to say:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/hartandsew

Bethany said...

My favorite is http://www.etsy.com/shop/bubbaloubands. The headbands are SO CUTE on my daughters' heads and I just love the way they look in photographs!

I also love EVERYTHING you create :) You have a real knack for things!

Finally, I wanted to share this link w/ you...a great way to recycle one of Ryan's old shirts for baby Hazel!
http://www.foreverfoldinglaundry.com/2010/06/new-old-shirt.html

If I could sew, I'd be making a shirt or two out of my husband's old shirts for my girls!!

Indymama said...

How in the world could a person pick just ONE Etsy shop? lol
I do like lisaleonard designs. She makes such unique jewelry.

Jaisa said...

I am in love with:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheBannerSisters
They did a great job on my sons banner and were about as accommodating as anyone could be!

Plan on visiting your Etsy shop soon! To shop for our December baby~

MomBE said...

http://www.etsy.com/shop/OlasDreamWorld

LOVE these sweet treasures for the hair,

but this is only second to your sweet shop:)

Beth said...

Yours is my favorite shop. I absolutely LOVE the fabrics that you choose, and if I ever have a girl I must find a way to convince you to make one of your skirts for her! :)

Single Mama to Ngoc said...

http://www.etsy.com/shop/orchidsandladybugs
I love their upcycled denim creations for Littles

http://www.etsy.com/shop/lilorchidstoychest
I love their waldorf toy creations

Erin said...

My favorite etsy shops are trendypeas because they have adorable artwork and moonmum because she makes awesome bird artwork out of amy butler designs. You would love her!

Kristin said...

i dont have an absolute favorite but i do love these!!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/49578271/olivia-mary-jane-crochet-baby-shoes-size?ref=cat2_gallery_3

Lena7771 said...

My favorite Etsy shop is Virtue Natural. She makes everything with natural ingredients!! Love her lipblams!!

Anonymous said...

pipsqueak couture.etsy.com

my friend Shannon's etsy store

Suzan

Claire said...

It's a tie between yours and briar.claire

http://www.etsy.com/shop/briarclaire

cekparker(at)gmail(dot)com

Stella C. said...

5lilmunchkins.etsy.com

Such cute girly stuff!!

Karen said...

Your shop is my favorite!!!

However, I did just buy these earrings through etsy and love them! She was great to work with, too! http://www.etsy.com/listing/49561504/spiro-modern-spiral-wire-earrings?ref=sr_gallery_1&ga_search_query=spiro&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title

L said...

I love The Brick Kiln. I ordered a custom ring dish as a gift to a bride, and was so pleased! We did a tree bark background with the phrase 'grow old with me' stamped on the dish, along with the bride and groom's initials. The price was fabulous, the plate was perfect, and the seller was wonderful to work with. Only downside is that she's closing shop next week!

CrysRich said...

MyBebesBoutique.etsy.com is my favorite. They have jewelry. I especially like the Disney-inspired stuff.

Heather said...

I like Little Birds Boutique. Cute infant/toddler hairbows.

Ashley said...

I love CustomMemoryBooks. She personalized great baby book pages for me! She's on hold for now, but I'll be attacking her as soon as she opens up again for pages for our next baby due in November!

newwife said...

My favorite shop is Shining Stars Boutique, she has adorable bows and ribbons!

The Dimino's said...

My favorite shop is Olive and Ollie!! They have such cute kids clothes!!

Meghan said...

I love CutSewRepea, I bought two nursing cover ups, one for me and one for my sis, we love them!

Danielle said...

I really like Oak Hill Designs (hand stamped jewelry) and Lover Dovers Clothing (retro dresses and aprons).

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Beearedubbya said...

I like Stones Of Healing! I just bought a wooden nursing/teething necklace for my little guy and we love it and the folks at the shop are suuuper nice!

I do like your stuff as well!

Bekah F. said...

I love Lucky Fiona. They sell custom dog collars, and since my dog is currently my only child, I love buying her cute new collars.

And in case you're wondering why a person without a baby would enter this giveaway, I have a good friend that just found out she's expecting her first baby, so if I win the gift will be hers. Heck, I'll probably buy her something anyway :)

Carly said...

Burley Girl Designs has some super cute birthday banners!!

Alyssa said...

Where do you get all of your gorgeous fabric? I sit and drool (no pun intended) over them all the time!

shannon said...

This proved to be a tough one to answer because I heart about 50 etsy shops. But because I am expecting a little girl in a couple weeks, I am just loving all things sugar and spice, and I LOVE all the things I bought from this site:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/princessboutiq

She is doing a buy 2 get 1 free deal as long as I have been shopping there. And the knit mary janes are beyond adorable.

I really want enter a runner up but don't want to be disqualified ...... :)

t said...

I love this shop. This family handmakes all the jewelry and are selling it to bring their precious son home from china. Beautiful!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/overflowingpsalm235

Chantelle said...

a lady I know is a mother of FOUR and still finds time to update her esty shop. I think she is fantastic. Mostly little purses, bags, diaper bags and such. I think she is amazing :) http://www.etsy.com/shop/handmadetherapy

Autumn said...

http://www.etsy.com/shop/JolieBerry
and
http://www.etsy.com/shop/JuJuBeesAndCo

Super cute headbands!

Love your bibs and burp cloths!

Dee said...

love this idea... I have a friend that is literally hours to days away from having a baby... would love to give this as a gift

in return I would also like to say my friend has a hand made jewlery site called GracedbyJenna on etsy and I want to give a shout out to her... go check her out!

Rachel said...

You make the cutest things :)

I love this shop:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/janemount

She makes the coolest painting of bookshelves that are custom to your books!

Chelsa said...

i love soo many etsy shops!! i love how so many people are sooo talanted!

love your bibs! mr. corbin is drooling ALL over the place as his teeth are trying to pop through- and he NEEDS a CUTE bib! i hate putting a bibon him all the time, but otherwise his cut outfits are covered in slober- what a problem! haha!

also, what kind of sling were you using? i have a hot sling, but it seems to be getting really tight (b/c C is a BIG 4 mo. old!)

Tracy said...

this one is my favorite: http://www.etsy.com/shop/raechelmyers
but, honestly, until yesterday I had never bought anything from Etsy. I know, shocking!

Janet said...

just one favorite? is that possible with etsy??? not really.

normally it would be something for kids... I have two under two.

lately I have been looking for myself. I found the COOLEST necklace shop. Giia.

check out this necklace...
http://www.etsy.com/listing/45930085/neve-hex-bib-statement-necklace-in-cream

Giia the designer uses (of all things) FELT to make her necklace. They are way cool and kinda futuristic.

I haven't worked up the nerve to order one yet... still searching for the right outfit. but I can image I would get a lot of complements (make that comments)on it. ;)

Rebecca Schmalz said...

I found this shop when looking for some cute hats for our soon the be born baby. She makes adorable photography props as well as hats that make me want to want.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/kathyneilsen

Tanner & Kendra said...

You will definitely swoon over these adorable crochet mary jane shoes!! I sure did and I got some for our first little niece that will be arriving in September! I love how they can sort of "grow" with any babies' sweet little feet because they have a slight stretch.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/CurlyBirdie

One Day... said...

Right now
http://www.etsy.com/shop/whataprettygirl

is my favorite etsy shop. A friend of mine runs it and she designs and sews THE prettiest dresses for girls. I've ordered several dresses for my daughter and always, always, get lots of compliments on her work. Her shop is a lot smaller than it was a year ago. She needed to take a break because she had more orders than she could fill, but as she creates new dresses she posts them on etsy. :) They're just adorable!

Zoe said...

Such fun! I don't have a lot of time to browse Etsy, but one shop I love is Sarah Jane Studios - darling vintage-style children's art.

Mrs. Nichole J. said...

I love etsy!

I have a few favs!
My sisters :-) http://www.etsy.com/shop/justamama

http://www.etsy.com/shop/SweetMemoriesQuilts

http://www.etsy.com/shop/kellyjoyboutique

http://www.etsy.com/shop/mommysosweet

Eck I have so many!


THanks!
Nichole



PS: Mine shop is http://www.etsy.com/shop/texasgirlcole
:-D

Amy said...

I love http://www.etsy.com/shop/MaddieBugBaby
I bought personlized onsies, burp clothes, hats, ect.

I also love brairclaire and Cora's
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BriarClaire
http://www.etsy.com/shop/coras

JCF said...

I find it hard to choose just one Etsy shop, but I love my kids' cloth diapers from Nifty Nappy. I've been using them for over a year, and they still going strong (and still adorable)!

Autumn said...

It's sooo hard to choose just one... but lately I really have my eye on the personalized paper dolls that Lily & Thistle offer. I have two girls turning 2 and 4- these might just be showing up @ Christmas time this year! hee hee!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/lilyandthistle

:) Autumn
www.tumtales.blogspot.com

Marcella said...

Have only ever bought from two etsy's shops. Yours and briar etsy. Keep wanting to find more stuff to buy from etsy. . . someday.
Marcella
mrstim6_3_00@hotmail.com

Natalie Whisler said...

I love briar claire and PDX Beanies. Also, if our newest babe is a boy I just might have to buy one of these ties... http://www.etsy.com/shop/thebelleandthebeau

Anonymous said...

I LOVE to shop Etsy! I'm not sure I can pick just one favorite, but it might be Mudpie Kids - they have the best felt food for pretending - WE LOVE playing with them and having pretend picnics!

Cinderellamommy

The Simmons Say said...

i love
barkingbirdart

we have the dream big print in our daughter's nursery and it is so cute!!!!

MJ said...

I just came across Mama May I's shop
(http://www.etsy.com/shop/MamaMayI)
yesterday and fell in love! She has some wonderful things for babies/toddlers.

AubreyTeagan said...

I like "Designs by Cathy". She makes personalized sterling silver necklaces. My favorite is with a quote by E. E. Cummings. It comes with a copper flower with each of my kid's names on it.