Monday, August 31, 2009

Handmade 1st Birthday Party

I'm doing my best to avoid the "theme" birthday as long as I can. I know it is only a matter of time that we will be all about Spiderman and Disney Princesses when it comes to birthday parties, but for now mommy gets to decide on the details. And, I must admit...I really enjoying every minute of it - everything from making invitations, decorations and even baking the cake.

So recently for my daughter's 1st birthday I decided to have a cupcake party. While working on the invitations I searched the
internet for free cupcake clipart, but all the free stuff I found was pretty lame. Then I decided to search Etsy, and I found this cupcake clipart for $1.00!
The cupcake
clipart was my inspiration to do a pink and turquoise theme for the invitation and all of the decorations.
Back when I first started planning and getting ideas for the party I ran across an Etsy shop called Golden that had the most adorable custom bibs and birthday hats. I bookmarked the site planning to come back to order one of the cute little custom 1st birthday bibs, but when I came back to order there was an announcement that all orders would not be shipped until 4-5 weeks out. Yikes! I did not plan that far in advance. I couldn't find anything else like these adorable bibs, so I thought "I can make this". And I did. And it turned out great. And I was surprised! Really it was pretty easy. I won't go into step-by-step instructions, but if anyone is interested just send me an email.

The birthday party was a success, and I'm only crying a little bit that my baby girl is now a toddler.
Happy 1st Birthday Summer Girl!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Cool Mom Picks

Check out the awesome review of the Javis Davis custom doll beds on the way cool shopping review site, Cool Mom Picks.

You can also register to win a doll bed at Cool Mom Picks, but hurry... you only have until midnight tonight to enter.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

And I thought my three story Barbie Dream House was the bomb...

Here's more adorable doll bedding from Javis Davis.
Choose your favorite Javis Davis fabric and we'll custom design a doll bed just for you!

Small beds ($75.00) fit dolls up to 13" such as Barbie®, Groovy Girls® and Madame Alexander®. Large beds ($125.00) fit dolls up to 18" such as American Girl® and My Generation®.

Contact me if you are interested in ordering a doll bed for you daughter, granddaughter, niece, cousin or friend. I'm sure this will be a gift that she will never forget...
kind of like my three story Barbie Dream House and Barbie's pink convertible corvette.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Let's get personal

The sweet ladies at baby girl's daycare (shout out to Connie and Kris!) turned me on to an awesome product by Inchbug. Inchbug makes a personalized, reusable stretchy label that fits over bottles and sippy cups called the Bumpy Name Orbit Label.
No more mix-ups at daycare or playdates, and no more writing names with the Sharpie only to gradually wear off in the dishwasher. Inchbug labels are dishwasher and microwave safe.
A package of four labels with one line of personalization is $12.95, or two lines is $13.95. You can also add icons such as a flower, heart, smile or star for .75. We love our inchbug labels!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Javis Davis doll bedding is now available!

I can hear the squeals of delight from here. In the same unique way that Javis Davis has always offered custom baby and kid bedding, now they are offering the most adorable customizable doll bedding.
Your little girl will be able to personally select her very own fabrics when ordering her doll bed. The custom doll beds come in two sizes:
Large ($125.00) fits dolls up to 18" such as American Girl® and My Generation®. Small ($75.00) fits dolls up to 13" such as Barbie®, Groovy Girls® and Madame Alexander®.

Santa will be happy to know that we are helping him out this year. We expect such a huge request for our doll beds that the elves have offered to come down to Fairhope and help wrap a few gifts for delivery at Christmas.
(all doll beds come gift wrapped...any time of the year!)
Contact me if you would like to place an order or if you have any questions.