Saturday, December 26, 2009

Happy Holidays!!!

We hope everyone is having a safe and wonderful holiday this year!!! I have a few new designs coming soon---they are at my models right now and will be ready after the first of the year!! I am so excited and ready to take back over my studio- which has been a wrapping station for the past month! See you all soon!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

It's been awile!!

I can't believe that so much time has passed since my last post. We have been very busy here- trying to get the house ready to put on the market, halloween and just life!!! I have had no time to make any new designs in the last month- but am busy in the studio and getting ready to start my new designs. For now I am listing the girls samples and resells on ebay!!! Some of my favorites!!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tis the Season!!!

Well its hard to believe that its already that time!! We are gearing up for the Holidays full swing! I have 2 launches this week one with Wisterialane and one with Fairycakes!! I am honored to be invited to guest with such an amazing group of designers--Thank you Fairycakes!!

Click here to see the auctions!!!


Monday, October 5, 2009

Fall is in the air!!

Michigan has some of the most beautiful falls, right now are trees are turning gorgeous colors of crimson and gold! The crisp brisk air has made its presence(I could do with out this) and its perfect weather to play outside without wearing a coat! This is my newest set--Fall Charm---Click here to go to the auction!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Fall already??

Well the chill is already in the air the wind has a crispness to it. I wish that our summer would have lasted a bit longer. Our Oldest "O" is playing travel soccer this year and we have been so busy running him back and forth-you'd think the rest of us would be in shape-ha! Here is my baby after he scored his first goal of the season!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Back to School!

The kids have gone back to school!! ALL 4 of them! With their backpacks filled with all of their supplies and not a tear in any eyes! Its been a great week.

The boys both love their teachers and are happy to be back with their friends.


The girls are so excited that they get to go to school-- the little grins they had in the car on the way were to precious.


Here is hoping to a wonderful year!!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

How Cool is this!!!

I have an incredible award- and am so honored!! Thank you THIS IS BOUTIQUE!!!
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Pretty In PINK!!!

ColettosCloset and I choose the song Pretty in Pink for the Wisterialane Duets Guest Launch!! Its perfect for all of us girl boutiquers.

How Sweet is this!!! I love the crispness of the denim jacket paired up with this gorgeous pink Heather Ross VW camper fabric! The super full twirl skirt, denim jacket and little tee shirt!.


Click here to see the Auction!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Express Yourself!!!

Join the Caramelo girls as they show you their unique personality during the Express Yourself launch starting Aug 20th.
Princess and the Frog!!! I just love the way this set turned out, Using only the best-Oilily, Michael Miller its just too sweet!!


Click here to go to the auction!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sweet not Scary!!

Wow its already time to start thinking about halloween- and my kids havent even gone back to school yet!! I have two very Sweet sets listed on ebay right now- the are too cute to spook in these adorable sister sets!!!
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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Head back to school with your Best Friend!

Here is my newest listing for BTS- this is for the School of Rock launch with Vendemia. My set is a diffrent take than the plaids and guitars- because my girls are just to "young" for that approah- 1 more year! We were rockin out the Primaries!



Click here to go to the auction!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Alphabet Soup- BTS with Wisterialane!

What better defines Alphabet Soup than Campbells- here is another one from me for this launch!!! I just love this set- Whimsical vintage and boutique all in one pretty package!
Click here to go to the Auction!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Wisterialane is serving Alphabet soup 4 BTS!

Here is my first listing for this fun launch! My letter "D" for Darling dogs! this adorable 3 piece set was made using Heather Ross' Out of Print Dog fabric- which I love!!!
Click here to go to the auction!!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Back to School!!!!

What better way is there to go back to shcool- but to go fully dressed for the occasion!

Eric Carle's book The Very Hungy Caterpillar is an all time favorite. The story not only follows the very hungry caterpillar as it grows from egg to cocoon to beautiful butterfly, but also teaches the days of the week, counting, good nutrition and more. Striking pictures and cleverly die-cut pages offer interactive fun.

My children love looking and counting all of the food he ate along his week long journey.

Click here to go to the auction!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

WisteriaLane is growing CONTEST!!




In order to celebrate this growth, Wisterialane is giving you the opportunity to win a GORGEOUS Custom Boutique Prize Package with a custom boutique set and many goodies go to along...and there are TWO ways to WIN!! Each comment you leave on WL's blog gets an entry into the drawing and every bid you place on any WisteriaLane listing you between June 23rd and July 15th gives you THREE entries into the drawing held July 16th!
This is a prize package you won't want to miss!!
Good Luck!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Chick named Darla!!!

I just listed this adorable 3 piece set for WisteriaLane's Darla Trunkshow! It's so whimsical and fun.

Click here to go to the auction!!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

New adventure


As if my life couldn't get any more crazy. Thank goodness school is almost over soccer season just wrapped up so all that leaves is baseball. That being said I was ready to start a new adventure,so of course when I was asked to join Wisterlane I had to accept :) I'm now a proud member of Wisterialane! The talent in this group is unbelievable and I'm honored to be a part of the family. I am proud to call myself a Wista Sista!!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Sandbox Boutque Polkadot Launch

The theme of this laucnh was based on polkadots- I took it a step further and made the whole set with dots! I think it turned out just adorable. Polkadots galore with a little shabbiness. Click Here to go to the auction!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Snail Fun!!!

Vendemia is doing a Birds and the Bees themed launch- I found this adorable Snail fabric and thought it was perfect with the mushrooms and butterflies. I have made this adorable Feliz full of details ruffles, ric rac, ribbon, buttons and 2 cute hand appliqued snails Click here to go to the auction!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Gumdrop*Shop heads under the sea!!

I just listed this adorable little fishy set on ebay. I must say that I have loved this fabric since it debuted, and now its OOP. That for some reason always makes me so sad, But at least I stocked up :)



Click here to see the auction!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

HMM!!!


I was very hesitant to read the Twilight series and I must say that Stephanie Meyer did an amazing job, and I am hooked! The movie was a good tween flick- and they did an outstanding job casting. I am eager to see what the new director has in store for New Moon! More than that I am amazed at the talent these actors have outside of movies. For example Robert Pattinson- who plays Edward of course- is an amazing musician, and I really hope that even though his acting career is taking off that he continues in his music. Even if he has to take on a diffrent alias other than Bobby to continue- it would be a shame if he didnt.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Adoralbe Blog Award


I have just been honored with the Adorable Blog award by my friend Shawnta of MamigirlBoutique.

Thanks Sweets!

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Nominate as many blogs as you like.
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Here are just a few of my favorite blogs:
1. Nicole of ColettosCloset
2. Jeni of LittleSugarBritiches
3. Cree of Bowznstuff
4. Laurie of KandyKisses Boutique
5. Kelly of Emerson*Rose Designs
6. Patti of ModKid

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Send In the Clowns!

Gumdrop*Shop is clowning around with the Vendemia girls!! This dress is so bright and fun! We just love it!

Click here to see the auction!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

GumdropShop teams up with Boutiqueprincessnbows

Gumdrop*Shop and Boutiqueprincessnbows have teamed up to create this out of the world custom set!!!! Sewn, and painted to perfection!
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This 2 piece auction includes:
~K@i-L@n appliqued tank top. All appliques are hand drawn, heat sealed and satin stitched.
~Double Ruffle Pantaloons~ Incredible paintwork by Sandra of Boutiqueprincessnbows.

This set will be recreated for you in sizes 1-6.

Click here to go to the auction!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Gumdrop*shop goes Euro

I just listed this new dress on ebay perfect for Spring/Summer. It is very fun and bright. It reminds me of being on vacation in the tropics- that would be nice right now! anyhoo---the dress is made using high quality European cotton and out of print Sis Boom fabric- I love it- and so does miss C!

Click HERE to go to the auction!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Spring Break is Over!!!!!

We enjoyed Spring Break- Detroit Tiger Game, Easter Bunnies and seeing our famliy. But, alas break is over so its time to get busy again. I have these 2 new listings up on ebay. Both are great transition sets!
click here to see

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Play Ball!!!

Get ready for Baseball season- wether it be MLB or Little League she'll be the HIT of the game!!! This set is made using Vintage fabric that has all of the teams old logos on it- I only had enough of this fabric to create one set, so its a One of A kind- best suited for sizes 3-4-5

Click here to go to the auction!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Been Busy!!

Well I have been super busy coming up with some new designs click here to see some of them!!



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Monday, March 16, 2009

Smurfy Fun Feliz

I just adore the Smurfs-always have always will. My life long love has been passed down to my girls. They asked me to make a beautiful Smurf dress- so here it!! The dress qualifies for the contest below! Click here to go to the auction! Happy Bidding!


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Caramelo goes Nautical!

Here is my newest set for the carmaleo's Nautical themed launch. I had so much fun creating this whimsical set!




Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Shabby Spring Blooms




Spring has to be the best season of the year everything comes to life, colors become vivid again, and the kids themselves have life back into them. This set is so bright, fun and refreshing! Click here to go to the auction!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Fairy Fantasy


Poppyst's first offical launch for the year is on! I have created this adorable 3 piece Fairy set. Super twirly Fairy skirt, a hand appliqued apron, and a fun corset top with euro ruffle detailing. It will be recreated for your princess in sizes 1-5.

Friday, February 6, 2009

NEWS Flash!!




I have decided that I needed to add some more to my already full plate and actualy focus some more of my business in Etsy(I am still on ebay too)...So with that being said...

I just wanted to share that I have joined a new team on etsy. I am pleased to announce that I am now part of Adagio Bleu Studios. Please search ADBS to see some more amzing talent- or visit us at Adaigo Bleu's Blog

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Bunny Hop

I just listed this Bright and Fun Easter Set. I think this dress would be perfect for those kiddie Easter Parties and Egg Hunts. The dress has a cute carrot appliqued on the apron and two cute bunnies on the back. I have used Michael Miller's Out of Print carrot fabric, so I only have enough to make one!!!!!


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

My Little Teddy Bear

I just listed this adorable Teddy Bear appliqued jean set on ebay for the Wisterialane Launch. Everyone loves a Teddy Bear! this fun a whimsical set is perfect for Spring!


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Dorothy and Friends


So Spring is in the air! I have created this adorable Wizard of Oz 4 piece set for the Caramelo launch on ebay.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Sweet Chick Andalucia

A wonderful launch with the fabulous new Andalucia fabric line designed by Patty Young of Modkid Boutique for Michael Miller fabrics. Patty has been such an inspiration in the boutique community and we are thrilled to show her our support.
Thank You Patty!


Here is my newest design

Monday, January 12, 2009

Patty Young has done it Again!!!


Patty Young, AKA, ModKid has paired up with Michael Miller to create this wonder fabric. Ebay has formed a group based on her fabrics to help her kick off her newest endevor. Search Boutique Andalucia to see all of the wonderful designers creations.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

PLEASE HELP

As most of you know I own a children's clothing business, and as of February 10, myself and thousands of others in the children's industry will be deeply affected financially or will be out of business. Remember the outcry last holiday season over lead in imported toys? In order to combat such safety issues, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has passed legislation called the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). The law sets stringent guidelines for children's products containing lead and phthalates (a chemical used in some vinyl products). It is supposed to go into effect February 10th, 2009, and after that date any product intended for children ages 12 and under must meet these guidelines, and have a certificate of compliance from a CPSC-accredited laboratory. This includes not just toys, but clothing, jewelry, blankets, sheets, books, bibs, strollers, carriers, and anything else that a child under 12 might come in contact with. Sounds great, right?
In theory, maybe. But in actuality the law is so far reaching that it may succeed in turning the economy upside down. For starters, the CPSIA requires end unit testing on every product intended for use by children under 12. It is the responsibility of the manufacturer to do this testing, regardless of how small the business. That means that manufacturers (like myself ) will have to pay to get every different product they offer tested. These tests have to be done at a CSPC accredited lab, and cost tens of thousands of dollars. For example if you offer 3 different types of dresses. Each dress contains 2 different fabrics, as well as buttons, and thread, so that's potentially $600 to test one dress. But if you have 3 or more styles, that's $1800. And when you get a new bolt of fabric, you need to start all over again.
At present, there are no exemptions for small businesses and "micro" manufacturers and most handcraft artisans. There is no exception for quantities made, where the garments/products are made or anything else. Nor is there an exception for unadorned fabric components, unfinished wood components, materials which, by their nature, are free of lead and phthalates.
Also, the Act takes a "guilty until proven innocent" approach, which would treat a handmade, unfinished wooden toy that doesn't meet the certification deadline of 2/10/09 as a "banned hazardous substance" which would be illegal to distribute in this country. Each infraction carries a $100,000 felony charge. This legislation is also retroactive for any pre-existing inventory as of February 10th, 2009. This means that everything on the shelves in those big (or small) stores will also be "banned, hazardous substances" - contraband.
Larger corporations that can afford testing will incur thousands, maybe millions of dollars in fees, and this expense will be handed down to the consumer, probably making the prices for children's products go through the roof.
This also means that after that date, even selling your kids old things on eBay or Craigslist will be illegal. Charities will not be able to accept donations without a certificate of compliance either. February 10, 2009 is being dubbed "National Bankruptcy Day" by many people in the apparel and toy industry. If this legislation is not amended, it will affect everyone from port workers to parents looking for legal products. Billions of dollars worth of children's products will have to be destroyed because they can't be legally sold, and this will cause major environmental problems.
While I am all for higher safety standards and keeping our kids safe, this law is so overreaching as to put thousands on manufacturers of children's products out of business -hurting our economy and causing even more loan defaults. Though this legislation was well-intentioned, it cannot be allowed to stand as is.
Please help us defend the American dream and our entrepreneurial spirit! This law affects every stay at home mom trying to help put food on the table and every grandmother knitting blankets for the local craft fair. It makes the thousands of us who have found a niche in the burgeoning children's market have to make a tough decision - continue to produce items illegally and possible incur a $100,000 fine, pay the enormous fees and raise costs of goods sold, or close up shop!

Please help us! Sign the petitions and write your senators!!!
You do not need to daonate to make your vote heard!
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/handmadetoys/