New fabrics

I’ve been meaning to update all of my fabric selections for quite some time so I’m happy to announce some new options for 2013!

Don’t forget to save 20% off your total purchase in my Etsy shop through Thursday with coupon code HAPPYJANUARY! {There’s a space to enter coupon code at checkout}

New USPS shipping rates

It seems like every time I turn around these days, the rate of something is increasing. So I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that postage rates are going up but the increase is dramatic…particularly for international shipments. Rates to Canada from the U.S. have always been only slightly higher than domestic. But now they are nearly double! Here are some of the rate increases:

New year, new look — And a new coupon code!

I am beyond thrilled to present the official redesign of my site! Thanks to the very talented Jenny Medford of Websy Daisy for her unending patience as we worked through many, many kinks on the back-end (correction: she worked through the kinks). It was a labor of love but I am so pleased with the way everything turned out! To celebrate, I am offering a coupon code good in my Etsy shop for 20% off your total purchase. Enter coupon code HAPPYJANUARY at checkout to save through the end of the month!

I recently cleaned out a serious stash of fabric that I found in my trunk, of all places. I know it’s been in there since last summer (maybe even longer?) and it was so fun to find so many fabrics that I’ve had since I started my Etsy shop nearly 6 years ago. Many of them were too small to do much with but I did make a couple of banners for the shop:



And how fondly I remember this bird print – I think it was called Birds of a Feather? But honestly, I’ve seen so many bird fabrics over the years I might be confused… but so, so cute!

Mini pennant fabric banner – bunting in pink, yellow, green, birds

I had enough of the bird print to create a couple of super cute bibs which I plan to list just as soon as I get around to photographing them. Hopefully while you can still save 20%!

New Sample Sale goodies

So I’ve decided I MUST clear out some of the clutter in my office. As a result I’ve listed some great new sample sale items… and many more to come in the near future!

English Bulldog set ($22). Size 6 months.

Wiener dog onesie and burp cloth set ($24). Size 0-3 months.

Wiener dog onesie and pant set ($24). Size 3 months.

Great Dane onesie ($22). Size 3 months.

Wiener dog onesie ($16). Size 6 months.

I’ve also listed a coupon code on Facebook so go on out and become a fan to save even more!

This Handmade Baby

While I promise not to rejoin the living only to turn this into yet another baby or mommy blog, I will share with you a few of my absolute favorite handmade baby items.

One of the first things I bought when I discovered I was having a boy was this handmade pinwheel mobile (“Ties and Dress Shirts” pattern) from Dosta Beba on Etsy.

It is so well made and Oliver absolutely loves it. Each pinwheel is just perfect and it was shipped with loving care – not a dent or a scratch anywhere on the mobile.

I am also madly in love with these burp cloths from Punkin Junction on Etsy:

I will admit that I have purchased at least five sets (or is it six?) for Oliver and it’s not too many for my messy baby. They are very absorbent and if you’re anal retentive like me, you will appreciate how easily they fold up into neat little bundles ;)

This hat is just too precious for words:

It’s from HuggaBeans on Etsy and at $8 it’s a steal for handmade loveliness. Oliver wore this hat in the hospital and I was so sad the day he outgrew it.

Speaking of hats this tangerine and turquoise pixie hat is one of my favorites, too:

It’s from Deusprovidebit on Etsy and the quality is just outstanding.

I swear every time I buy something handmade and it arrives better than I even imagined it to be, I am amazed at the number of talented people in this world. And the value for the quality of goods is just amazing, too. So buy handmade!

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