Thursday, December 18, 2008

Katydid Creations

How cute is this little outfit? When looking for clothes for my children I try to find things that will either last a long time and wear well to go through more than one child OR that is going to fit for a long time on the child it was bought for. This one gets so many things just right. It will fit my daughter for quite awhile with the style it is. It is so well made that it will last for years to come and wash after wash it still looks like new.
Kate from Katydid Creations has made us several outfits that are timeless in design, the craftsmanship is wonderful and her attention to detail is just amazing.
Kate is a dream to work with and does everything possible to make the outfit exactly how you want it.
Besides childrens clothes Kate also makes baby carriers, hooded towels, tutus, adult clothes, handbags and so much more.
So if you are looking for that perfect gift or just want to treat yourself, be sure to check out Katydid Creations!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Crochet Funtime

I recently had the chance to try out one of Jessica from Crochet Funtime's soap savers and I have to say that these are really nice. For starters they really do hold a full size bar of soap which in past experiences this isn't always true. Then another thing that was awesome about this one was that the soap can actually get through the knitting. My husband was really leary of it because in the past the idea was great but they didn't always work as they should, but he is not a lover of them. I am thinking that I am going to have to get some more for the family as he has taken this one so I don't have one anymore.
The knitting is wonderful on this adorable soap saver and the cotton yarn is oh so soft to use.
All in all I am very impressed with the soap saver and will for sure be getting more.
In addition to soap savers she makes adorable soft foods for your little ones to play with in their kitchens, wash clothes, wool pants shorts and soakers, coffee cozies and so much more.
So if you are looking for a gift for someone that is hard to please, be sure to check out Crochet Funtime, I am sure you will be glad that you did.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Wiffy Bean Bags

Last year I was lucky enough to get some Wiffy Bean Bags and Wiffy See Its. If you don't know what these are you are for sure missing out. They are bean bags with wonderful smells that work great for play or for in drawers etc. I have had them hang in my car for air fresheners and love them so much more than anything I can get at the store in the auto department. My oldest daughter will walk around sniffing them for hours and now calls all bean bags Wiffys.
The Wiffy See Its are like and Eye Spy book in the form of a bag that has little trinkets hidden inside of poly pelets. How much more fun could it get. We have 2 of them, one for each of the girls and they dearly love them. You can have endless fun with them because the trinkets move around in the bag, they are never in the same place when you are looking.
Leah is wonderful to work with as well, she will work with you on finding a scent that you will love and her craftsman ship is perfect.
So if you are looking for a little something for yourself, or children of many ages, take a look at Wiffy Bean Bags, you will be glad that you did!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Woolen Wishes

Now are those not the cutest pants you have ever seen? I certainly think that they are and they were knit by Ryann of Woolen Wishes. The yarn she used was Chai Latte dyed by Mosaic Moon on Organic BFL and is to die for.
Now the knitting is what this post is supposed to be about and there is so much I can say about Ryann's knitting. She does such a wonderful job that I have had her knit more than one item for us. The fit is always perfect, they hold up to lots of wear and you can never find any flaws either.
For this pair she even ordered trim yarn for me since I didn't have matching trim to go with the yarn.
Ryann is known for going above and beyond and making sure that you the customer is happy. We have several pairs of her longies, some that she made well over a year ago that are still being worn and you would never know that they are older than the newest pair.
So if you are in the market to have something knit up, be sure to check out Woolen Wishes because you will not be disappointed in the service or the quality!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

She Sews Bows: Review and Giveaway!

Now I know I have reviewed another mama's bows and I love them just as much. This mama has been simply amazing to work with and has patiently worked with me through deciding what it is I want in my bows. Now this is no easy task because I usually have an idea and know what I think I want, but I also know that I have to keep the size of the bows reasonable which is limiting to me and I don't always keep that in mind when I send out a request.
That being said, Beth from She Sews Bows knows how to do just about everything I want and still keep them in a size that will work for us. So it really was no surprise that when I needed bows to go see Disney on Ice that she was able to make them for me and make them just what I was needing.
The bows are made in such a way that they sit very nicely above the piggy tales for my daughter. She never complains when she is wearing these bows and for the FIRST time ever threw a fit when I took them out.
The quality of these bows is just perfect. They are very securely attached and put together.
Beth has made us other bows as well and of course they are perfect. The sizing has never been off. I need smaller ones for 20 month old than for my 4 year old and this is never a problem. We actually have the most adorable yellow and brown bows that my other daughter wore to Disney on Ice, but the photos of them didn't turn out nearly as nice.
Now for the best part, Beth sent me 4 sets of 3 adorable bows each to offer as a giveaway to all you lucky readers. I am going to offer these up for 2 lucky winners to each receive 2 sets. All you have to do is visit her store and come back and tell me about 1 set of bows she currently has listed that you would love to have.
Be sure to leave your email address so I have a way to contact you if you are the lucky winner.
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That is 3 chances to win!
Giveaway ends on December 10th, and I will have these to the lucky winner before Christmas!
Now get to looking at her adorable bows at She Sews Bows! You will be glad you did!