Thursday, January 31, 2008

I just have to share

I LOVE these bags. Okay I am not one that would normally even carry a bag. I usually just stick the debit card and I.D. in my pocket and away I go. I do like bags, I buy them often. I have too many to count, but I don't have these! I found these at They have some wonderful supplies, fabric paper and so many more treats! These are eco-friendly, so that is even better!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Bellaluna Bunny Hop

Well Its Bellaluna's annual Bunny Hop! Please come and check out these amazing designs from Bellaluna and their guests. I would like to say thank you for inviting me to join you in the fun! Here are my sets for the two week launch.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Children Of the World

Launch day is today!!!!!!!Please stop by and check out the wonderful designs and talents of these ladies!!!! Search COTW.

Here are my One of A kind Listings for this launch.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

What a perspective!

While I was fooling around on the computer last night. I ran across this little ditty-

"The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways , but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much , and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to life not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We’ve done larger things, but not better things.

We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete…

Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.
Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn’t cost a cent.

Remember, to say, ‘I love you’ to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.
Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. "

MY WANT(since Thanksgiving)

I have wanted a pair of these black Hunter Wellington boots since Thanksgiving, I strongly suggested and hinted this to anybody that would listen, but alas still no boots. I also want a pair for the girls in red. The only problem with my master plan is We live in Michigan. We barely get a spring here it goes from snowing and freezing to muggy and sticky. So I pondered this trying to justify a purchase that I knew I didn't NEED. I could get the fleece liners for them and call them my winter boots. Well, that was a good plan with the exception of I received a new pair the year prior and only wore them 1-2 times. So----I'm still working on it!

Newest Listing!
I just listed these two sets Today- For Poppyst and Guest put the Zing into Spring Launch!


Wednesday, January 16, 2008

My First Blog!

Well it was my New Years resolution to start Blogging, so here I am! My name is Melissa, I am the designer and creator behind Gumdrop*Shop, a boutique custom clothing company for little girls. Inspired to begin designing after the birth of my twin girls I dove head into the ebay boutique world. I am a proud member of Poppyst boutique.

A little about me

I have been married for 8 years this March, to my best friend. WE have four beautiful children two boys 7 and 5, and twin girls 2 1/2(my models).

I began sewing in 4-H when I was 10. My mom was a wonderful seamstress and a great teacher. In Highschool I designed my own formal gowns, and my mom made them for me- since I was to busy, lol.

My Favorite Items of the week

I just love this little bracelet and the matching wallet. It is simple sweet and slightly tough! Its made by the same company that makes all of the wonderful girly shoes----Bear Feet!

I am anxiously awaiting my newest fabric- Ginger Blossom. Ginger Blossom fabric is designed by a fellow ebayer- Sandi Henderson of PortabelloPixie. The fabric is due to arrive this Spring. The colors and designs of each fabric in the line are delicious, I will feel slightly sad cutting into them.

Poppyst and Guest will be launching for Spring this Thursday on ebay,come and take a look at the beautiful creations!