Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Speaking of Firsts!

All of the success from my paper lantern mobiles is all in thanks to my son, for inspiration.

When I was about 8 months pregnant the nesting bug hit me hard.  I wanted to make this safe little spot for my little boy.  I ordered a few paper lanterns and cables and threw together a lantern mobile.  There were some glitches, but it was unique, just like my little guy.  After a couple of months visitors would stop by and comment on my mobile.  When I said I had made it, their ears perked up.  It just so happens a friend of mine was expecting her own little boy.  So I made a custom mobile in just the right colors to match her nursery.  Low and behold I threw some pictures up on Etsy.  I had just started a store front selling knit cupcake hats.  Well, 3 months later I had my first mobile order, not to a friend, a complete stranger!

I decided to make up some new designs and add some colors, and the orders kept rolling in.  I now offer a variety of designs, colors, and options, ie lit or non-lit.  I am currently participating in my first lantern mobile giveaway and I have several new designs to reveal in the next few months.

All thanks to Max and his first bedroom:  This room became my sanctuary, we played and laughed, and he started to grow up.
Well, as many know, my family just moved, and Max got a new room.  I had so much fun finding ways to use his old things, and a few new ones.  It came time to hang his mobile over the chair and I realized it wasn't as nice as the mobiles I have been making for others.  So I remade it.  I ordered some new parts and did some tweaking.  It looks similar, but is so much better.  Max likes it too.  We sit in his chair and read our books, and sometimes I look down to see him just staring at the glowing lights. 

This new item is now available in my shop.
Thank you Max.  I love you!


This week I am celebrating!  I am participating in my very first GIVEAWAY! CLick on the link to check it out!  The more you enter the better your chances to win your very own Custom Mobile!

 A Few Of My Favorite Things Lantern Giveaway!

The experience has been fantastic so far!  I never imagined my little lantern mobiles would be so popular!

With Halloween around the corner I have been working on lots of new ideas for next year, and a few for November!

Check back soon!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

I just had to share! it's been a busy week!

Finishing up my last costume orders for Halloween, 2011.

Today I finished this little number. I never realized how fun little girl costumes are. I will feature Tinkerbell, also available in a variety of fairy colors, next year along with Little Red Riding Hood. I have a few more ideas, but those will stay a surprise... until next year!


One more Pumpkin this week.  Oh and this is so cute, I made two little ghost costumes for twins this week.  I couldn't be happier with my original designs this year. They actually fared better than expected!

There was a little bit of the regular thrown in this week.  Both orders show a new take on some old ideas. 

First, I made my signature Lighted Paper Lantern Mobile only in a Mini Size!  This turned out so cute, and about 1/3 smaller than the original. 

The second order was such a delight.  I made 2 matching mobiles for twin birthday parties!  The new spin is using large colored center lanterns instead of the standard white.  I think this is such fun.  I never would have guessed, when I made Max a lantern mobile for his nursery that they would become so popular. 

I really have so much fun with these mobiles.  You would think doing the same design over and over would get boring.  So not true.  Every time I get an order it is filled with new hope, love and not to mention color!  I get a glimpse of a little ones new environment.  Sometimes I am lucky and get sneak peaks at bedding and decor. 

I am excited to announce that you can now get my standard Paper Lantern Mobile with a colored center lantern.  Check out my shop for all available colors!

Make sure you check back soon for more exciting news, and new designs in November!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Continuing the costume parade!


 I can't even express how amazing the last few weeks have been!  I have been walking though a Halloween Wonderland.  I have fallen down the rabbit hole and don't really want to come out.

After finishing up Corduroy, the Big Bad Wolf, and a small Pumpkin Patch I kept the costumes coming.  Last week I was lucky enough to make 3 ghosts, 2 skeletons, the Itsy Bitsy Spider, and 1 Dalmation puppy.

Each story was unique, just like each costume.
Two little girls will be skeletons this year, both about 2 years old, neither of them seem to be big fans of skirts, so this costume was the perfect choice for them.  This costume is made out of Anti-Pill Fleece with felt applicques.  It si warm and cozy.  The mother actually joked about making them for adults.  Maybe Next Year! 

The Itsy Bitsy Spider may have been my favorite this week.  Itsy Bitsy will be another of my featured costumes next year, also available with a black and white spiderweb tutu skirt!  This little spider was paired with his older brother who wanted to be a friendly ghost.  How adorable for a 3 year old, and of course he chose his little brothers spider costume.

This little Dalmation costume was so much fun!  I played with my pattern for my standard pullover style costume.  By adding a simple velcro color I was able to make this super cute collar, which I think is perfect for this little guy.  I recieved a message from a mother who's 3 year old wanted to be a fireman, so she figured the new baby could be his dalmation.  I think this is too cute.  I was actually approached by a few people about making more of these little buddies.
This is too much fun!  11 Days until Halloween! What are you planning to be?

Check back soon for more tricks and treats!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

It's time to start the Costume Parade!

This month has been very exciting, and it's only the 11th!  After moving, getting settled in, and finding time to get back into any kind of rhythm.  I now find myself in my new shop, working as fast as I can!  So after a brief absence from blogging, I think I am back, with lots of goodies to share!

 September 26th I started sewing, and sewing, and sewing... lets fast forward to now.  Today is October 11.  To date I have made 5 Pumpkin costumes, 1 Corduroy the Bear, and One Big Bad Wolf.  I have had the time of my life.  I never imagined I would have so many orders last month when I posted my 3 little costumes.  To my surprise I have been asked to make cute custom costumes as well as all three of my listed costumes, and the orders keep coming.  It looks like I've hit the ball rolling, and so far I haven't fallen off. 

Some of the custom requests will be added to my inventory for next year.  So far my favorite has been the Big Bad Wolf!  I received a request from a woman who's 3 yr old daughter is going to be Little Red Riding Hood and her 6 month old son is the Big Bad Wolf.  I think this is the most adorable pairing.  Next year I will be featuring this costume along with a Little Red Riding Hood Costume.  I just love them!

I have a few more surprises up my sleeves in the next two weeks.  As Halloween is fast approaching, many more things are in line to be created!

I hope you check back soon!