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Posted by on Nov 2, 2015 in Handmade, Holiday Gift Guide, holiday shopping, Shopping | 0 comments

{Handmade} Holiday Gift Guide 2015

We are so thrilled to present to you the {Handmade} Holiday Gift Guide for the year 2015! In this guide you will find a little something for everyone! There is no end to the delight and wonder that everything handmade brings. Every shop is filled with positive messages like creativity, humor, joy, faith and love. One of the best parts of buying from handmade shops is getting to know the owners, because behind every shop, there is a tale to be told! This year for the first time, you will have instant access to your favorite items on sale in the Handmade Holiday Bazaar through our sister website, @WeAreHandmade. Simply click on the sale link to purchase & you will receive your products well in time for holiday gifting. So without further ado, welcome to the 2015 Holiday Gift Guide, and enjoy! {Simply click on shop name for website}

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  1. Sail East Co – Candice Collins is the owner of this stylish shop, which carries a wide variety of shoes for children. Their handmade moccasins, such as the adorable “Bone Jilly Janes” (see photo above!) are each unique with all kinds of different styles and colors! Sail East Couture allows for children to be stylish while expressing themselves through these cute and delightfully designed moccasins. Not only do they have garb for children, but they have cleverly designed shirts for mommies as well!
    Sail East Co on Instagram – ON SALE: Click here to shop now!
  2. Bannor Toys – This shop was created and is run by an extraordinary duo, Stacey Bannor and her husband Jesse Bannor! These two were inspired by the lack of long lasting, decent quality toys for their children. So they decided to make their own, and what a remarkable journey it has been for them! They encourage creativity and open ended education. Their adorable wooden toys are handcrafted in the USA, down to the smallest piece. The wood, paint and finish used is all organic. A lot of care and thought is put into every creation, so that kids everywhere will be able to experience safe, long lasting fun!
    Bannor Toys on FacebookInstagram 
  3. Bombshell Bath Bomb Boudoir – This shop is owned by Vanessa Stepp, who handmakes every bath bomb herself! These colorful bath bombs are unique and made with natural, wholesome ingredients. None of the ingredients or the products are tested on animals, and they are 100% vegan! Bombshell Bath Bomb Boudoir believes that everyone deserves a blissful bath experience, and their products help customers to do just that. Every type of bath bomb is unique and colorful, such as the Christmas Wishes Bath Bomb (pictured above), creating a special and relaxing experience for everyone during bathtime!
    Bombshell Bath Bomb Boudoir on FacebookInstagramON SALE: Click here to shop now!
  4. sweet whimsy designs – This shop is the crafty creation of our very own Leandra Sweet, who creates playable art for children of all ages! This stay-at-home-mom has been painting peg dolls for littles since 2009, and puts time and care into every handmade creation. From her colorful Circus Set (see photo above!) to castles and princesses, this shop has all kinds of inspiring toys for children. These peg dolls make the perfect stocking stuffers, as well as a wide variety of other uses, such as cake toppers, party favors and even educational art. With her intricate artistic skill and love for all things handmade, Leandra creates new worlds every day!
    sweet whimsy designs on FacebookInstagramON SALE: Click here to shop now!
  5. Emerson & Oliver – In this shining shop, each piece of jewelry is designed and handmade by the co-owners, Mary Presutti and Laura Bascomb-Werth! These lifelong friends have a patience, talent and love for jewelry making that is indelible. After a decade of living apart in two different countries, they come together to create this shop and help it flourish, with the influence of their mingled personalities and experiences. Their jewelry is simplistic and lovely, such as the Dia bracelets (see photo above!), and tell tales about love and life!
    Emerson & Oliver on Facebook InstagramON SALE: Click here to shop now!
  6. Moko & Company – This shop was founded by two sisters, Megan and Kristy, and their mother, Laurie. They make a great team, inspired by their loves of travel, long walks, and arts of all kinds! Every product is designed and handmade with care, and there is a wide range of what they offer. Their “Follow the Leader” mini pouch (pictured above!) is just one example of the dynamic designs of Moko & Co, and all their products will make great gifts. From tote bags to jewelry, there is no end to the creativity these ladies harness!
    Moko & Co on InstagramON SALE: Click here to shop now!
  7. Madly Wish – Whitney Surane is the goofy, wonderful mastermind behind this shop. Madly Wish is a delightful shop, the name of which is an anagram of Whitney’s children’s names! If that isn’t enough to display how creative and quirky she is, take a look at her work. There’s plenty of “mad” designs in these beautiful beddings and blankets (such as their Madly Wish Lovey– pictured above!), and in many other creations as well. There is no limit to the creativity that lies within Madly Wish; you just have to be curious and crazy enough to take a peek!
    Madly Wish on Facebook InstagramON SALE: Click here to shop now!
  8. The Patchery – This uniquely innovative shop is the creation of Amber Gunn Thomas, who was inspired during sewing clothes for her own children. She wanted to be able to create something that allowed people to become immersed in the creative process of making their clothes, even if they didn’t know how to sew. And thus, The Patchery sprung to life! The process is simple. First, the customer picks a product online, and from there gets to design their very own clothing creation. Every piece of clothing is made and shipped with care, and never ceases to please!
    The Patchery on Facebook InstagramON SALE: Click here to shop now!
  9. The Dottery – Austynn Rains is the incredibly talented artist and owner of this shop. Her specialty is intricately painted dishes. Each dish is hand painted with eye-catching designs and expressive clusters of color. These pieces will brighten everyday cooking in the kitchen, and are perfect for festive gatherings such as dinner parties or holidays!
    The Dottery on Facebook InstagramON SALE: Click here to shop now!
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  10. Hazard Baby – This shop was brought to life by the realization that the kinds of warning labels used for equipment and material safety could be applied to kids as well! It may sound silly at first, but it makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? Take their “Handle With Care” onesie (pictured above!) for example. Too perfect! The owner, Lynn Brown, isn’t afraid to admit that babies, like many other things in this world, can be quite the handful! This shop has a wide range of cute, clever t-shirt designs for babies, toddlers and the like.
    Hazard Baby on FacebookInstagramON SALE: Click here to shop now!
  11. Gracie & Marie – Michelle Kilmon is the lovely lady behind the creation of Gracie and Marie, a shop full of festive felt garlands. She creates garlands made for any occasion, from birthday parties to Christmas (see photo!), and everything in between! Aside from the different colors, the garlands can be styled in any way that fits the desired appearance. This inspires creativity and festivity all throughout the holidays and during seasonal house decorating as well!
    Gracie & Marie on FacebookInstagram – ON SALE: Click here to shop now!
  12. HandMaid Jewelry – Michelle Gornichec, proud owner of HandMaid Jewelry, stamps each piece of jewelry herself. Many are adorned with colorful gems and or memorable quotes from inspirational movies or books. The fangirl in you will squeal as soon as you see some of these references! Their “Be Brave” necklace for example (picture above), is particularly inspiring. Clever, simplistic, and sweet, HandMaid Jewelry conveys tales within each morsel of metal, and their products are perfect for any occasion. Each piece of jewelry is unique and special down to the last letter!
    HandMaid Jewelry on FacebookInstagram ON SALE: Click here to shop now!
  13. Chamel’s Creations – Chamel Evans, another immensely inspiring woman, is the owner of Chamel’s Creations, which is a shop of style, creativity and faith. The goal is to inspire, encourage, and empower people through the word of God and through her handmade creations. This shop has lots of faith-adorned jewelry (see photo!), clothing, and accessories. These wonderful handmade creations implore faith, positivity and inspiration all through bright, colorful designs.
    Chamel’s Creations on FacebookInstagramON SALE: Click here to shop now!
  14. Artistry by Lisa Marie – Lisa is an amazing artist with a talent for capturing the beauty and exuberance of animals through portraits. Her portraits range from common house pets to majestic wildlife, and sometimes a cute and quirky doodle! This art is brought to life by the use of Prismacolor colored pencils, graphite, and/or ink, and each piece is signed by the artist herself before it’s sent out to a lucky client. Lisa has a wide range of beautiful pieces in her etsy shop, and she also takes custom orders! Animal lovers will especially adore her expressive pet portraits (pictured above!).
    Artistry by Lisa Marie on FacebookInstagram ON SALE: Click here to shop now!
  15. Kismet Love Collection – Shelly, the owner and creator of Kismet Love Collection, is an inspiring woman and a brilliant mother! Her delightful nursing scarves (such as the one pictured above) are a product of her personal journey as a mother and a proud breastfeeding advocate. The goal of the nursing scarves is to provide comfort and confidence in women, not only when they’re nursing, but while they’re pregnant as well. These scarves are very versatile, and can be used as a fashion statement, nursing cover, blanket, changing cloth, or even car-seat cover! This shop is a wonderful way to welcome pregnant women into motherhood, as well as supporting positive thinking for women everywhere!
    Kismet Love Collection on FacebookInstagramON SALE: Click here to shop now!
  16. Cuddle Cups – Janell Phillips is the owner of Cuddle Cups, a “cupcake” shop with a twist! This shop has many cupcake-shaped decorations, made of colorful felt and adorned with adorable designs. They also make delightful Christmas tree ornaments (see photo!). Along with party decorations, Janell makes colorful felt sewing pin covers and felt pincushions, for those who love to sew. Whether for parties or everyday decor, these cupcakes will brighten everyone’s mood!
    Cuddle Cups on InstagramON SALE: Click here to shop now!
  17. Little Faces Apparel – Jennifer Durham is the owner of Little Faces Apparel, a clothing store for kids that is made up of pretty patterns and darling designs! Clothes are made from organic cotton, and all items are made to order. They have items for infants and toddlers, with a wide range for every age and size. From tops to bottoms (see photo), this shop will have your little one decked out in trendy threads!
    Little Faces Apparel on Facebook InstagramON SALE: Click here to shop now!
  18. Little Ones Chic Bowtique – This precious shop has quite the array of children’s hair bows, as well as bowties! They come in many different colors and designs, and are swell for any season of the year. (Pictured above are three of their Christmas bows!) The owner, Laura Dubfee, is a creative and crafty lady who puts care and time into each and every fun little bow! These adorable accessories make the perfect gift for any fashionable boy or girl, for any holiday or birthday!
    Little Ones Chic Bowtique on FacebookInstagramON SALE: Click here to shop now!
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  19. Little Rascals Shop – Mary Plancarte is the owner of this trendy shop, and was inspired by her three little boys. With her magnificent talent, she designs and carves all of the stamps herself, which are then stamped onto tanks and tees. These designs are permanent; they won’t wash off! Not only that, but they’re perfectly designed for all kinds of kids, from wild things (see photo!) to princesses and superheroes. There’s an endless chance for children to inspire and express while wearing these clever and cute garments.
    Little Rascals Shop on Instagram 
  20. The Bucking Mare – Looking for something a little more cowgirl-chic? Then The Bucking Mare is perfect for you! Tracy Nangle, the owner, is happy to promote wild and sassy accessories that match her wild and sassy customers. Her handmade, leather feather earrings (pictured above!) are the perfect accessory for any look, casual or formal. While their sister shop, Dirty Name Ranch & Saddlery, is mainly known for its one-of-a-kind leather items, The Bucking Mare has a wide array of funky items and accessories that make this shop an absolute rustic paradise!
    The Bucking Mare on FacebookInstagram ON SALE: Click here to shop now!
  21. Puccoon Raccoon – This is the quaint shop of Jessica Goodenbury, a talented jewelry maker with a love for the small and intricate! She’s been a jeweler for 10 years and puts care and detail into each piece of jewelry. She makes many different styles of jewelry, from engagement rings to necklaces with adorable charms (like the unicorn charm pictured above!). Puccoon Raccoon is unique, friendly and fantastical, with jewelry that tells tales of all kinds!
    Puccoon Raccoon on Facebook Instagram ON SALE: Click here to shop now!
  22. MyKookieJar – This shop is the creation of Karla Garcia, a talented stay-at-home mom of three. With a love for all things cute, colorful and pretty, Karla decided to make her own business, which is full of all of the above! Her button earrings (see photo above!) are absolutely darling, and come in pairs designed for all kinds of ensembles. Each earring is handcrafted to simple perfection!
    MyKookieJar on InstagramON SALE: Click here to shop now!
  23. Ed and Edith – Alison Stumpf is a wonderful artist with a knack for combining modern art with vintage styles! Her pieces are delightfully expressive and colorful, and can be personalized to fit the desires of the customer (see photo above!). Alison’s favorite media are watercolor, acrylic, ink, and her own brilliant imagination. She creates sweet, simple family portraits as well as vintage fashion ones, and there is no end to her artistic creativity.
    Ed and Edith on Instagram ON SALE: Click here to shop now!
  24. Sophie’s Splendid Shop – This shop, as its linguistically lovely name suggests, was inspired by a little girl named Sophie. Whitney Blair’s, little girl, to be exact! Whitney, a stay-at-home mom, started off by making usable and fashionable bibs and bows for her daughter, and this shop was the product of her creativity. Now she makes an array of colorful knot bows (see photo above!) and bibs for all babies!
    Sophie’s Splendid Shop on FacebookInstagram ON SALE: Click here to shop now!
  25. Ky.te Designs – Kym is the mastermind behind Ky.te Designs. Her two little boys inspired the creation of this wonderful shop! She noticed that there was a lack of trendy clothes for boys, so she decided to change that. Her shop is full of adorable fashion statements for both boys and girls, each with uniquely designed fabrics. Four of these fabrics are exclusive and original to the shop, creations of Kym herself! From rompers to beanies (see photo above), this trendy shop has got your cool kids covered!
    Ky.te Designs on Instagram ON SALE: Click here to shop now!
  26. Kablooie Store – This artsy shop is the creation of Keneena Fanning, a talented woman who clearly has a love for pizazz! This shop is full of colorfully designed children clothes, such as skirts (see photo!) and shorts. Everything is handmade and designed with an explosion of color and creativity. The store truly lives up to its name, with an eclectic array of designs for princesses, adventurers and the like!
    Kablooie Store on FacebookInstagram – ON SALE: Click here to shop now!
  27. Lookie Loo Loo – Erica Bizon is the proud owner of Lookie Loo Loo, a shop that places emphasis on fun, creativity and style. This shop has all kinds of clothing and accessories for little ones, and sometimes have some items for moms as well. Their t-shirt designs are clever but simple, sending messages of childhood, fun and learning (like the “A” Alphabet tee pictured above!). Every item is inspired by the colorful excitement of childhood and the dreams beyond.
    Lookie Loo Loo on FacebookInstagram
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  28. Tula Blue – This is a shop of tranquility and balance, and its creator is Heather Stringer, a woman who fashions jewelry that represents these qualities. Tula Blue started in Hawaii from Heather’s love of creating. The only thing she loves more than jewelry making is her children! And, as a mom who strives for balance and peace, she desires to inspire through her creations. Tula Blue jewelry ranges from bracelets to necklaces (pictured above!) and is made from waterproof Polynesian rope. With fine quality and an inspiring, tropical theme, this shop is sure to take you to paradise!
    Tula Blue on FacebookInstagramON SALE: Click here to shop now!
  29. Grazie Mamma – This wonderful shop is the creation of Shannon and her sister Lara. These sisters live in different parts of the world, but are a truly dynamic duo with their shop! Grazie Mamma is made up of numerous timeless European designs laced with modern North American flair. Their designs can be formal and elegant (see photo!) or quaint and casual. This unique combination of culture and style makes for a delightful shop!
    Grazie Mamma on Instagram
  30. Ellie & James – Meghan Benson, whose children also influenced the creation of her shop, is the owner of Ellie & James! Her jewelry is decorated with sweet messages of faith and love, spreading positive outlook through her creations. She opened her shop originally to help support the adoption of her son, James. She loves telling her story, but she also enjoys telling other people’s stories through expressive jewelry. Aside from necklaces (see photo above!), her shop also contains a few clever and inspiring t-shirt designs and tote bags as well! There are many channels of inspiration to choose from in this delightful shop.
    Ellie & James on FacebookInstagramON SALE: Click here to shop now!
  31. Ahoy Amigo – This fun shop is owned by Stacie Downs, who believes that kids should be allowed to be themselves and have fun! Playing pretend is one of the many themes conveyed within this shop. Another theme is kids just being themselves, as exemplified by their “Always Hungry” tee (pictured above!). All clothing and accessories are handmade in the USA, and are high quality. Their clothing inspires kids to be themselves and allow parents to feel confident in the quality of the pieces their children wear.
    Ahoy Amigo on FacebookInstagram
  32. Jossy’s Knitch – This shop is the creation of Josseline Corniel, a maker of the cute, unique and affordable! This shop carries all kinds of crocheted products, such as their adorable “Beary Beary Cowl” (pictured above!). From soft and cuddly to colorful and fashionable, Jossy’s Knitch has it all: Blankets, hats, sweaters, scarves, and many more for all ages, children to grown ups. This shop will definitely keep you and your littles warm this holiday season!
    Jossy’s Knitch on InstagramON SALE: Click here to shop now!
  33. Gods N Gladiators – This is the shop of the mighty talented Alexandros Hatzigiannidis, an artist who has the power to create all kinds of different designs for business and for fun. Gods N Gladiators is a street apparel label, an in-house custom screen print shop, and a graphic design studio all in one. Alexandros has been drawing for as long as he can remember, and is proud to present his shop for all those looking for fresh logo designs or art (see photo above!).
    Gods N Gladiators on FacebookInstagramON SALE: Click here to shop now!
  34. Luci & Leavi – Roxanne Crawford, owner and creator of Luci & Leavi, was inspired by her two children, Luci and Leavitt, to create her shop! Through lots of experimenting and exploring, she was able to find the perfect material for her adorable, long-lasting pacifier clips (pictured above!). Not only are they super cute, but they’re super convenient and safe for babies too! This shop has an abundance of sweet and simply designed pacifier clips that are the perfect baby accessories.
    Luci & Leavi on FacebookInstagram ON SALE: Click here to shop now!
  35. Feltman & Co. – This is the clever little shop of Caitlin Feltman, handmaker of shirts for both babies and mommies! These graphic tees are smart, cool and trendy, with neat yet simplistic designs and styles. Caitlin takes cute and crafty and turns it into clever phrases and inspiring messages. There is quite an array of tees to choose from (see photo above!), with a little something special for Mom and her babes.
    Feltman & Co. on InstagramON SALE: Click here to shop now!
  36. Magnificent Mouse – This is the lovely shop of Sarah Rousselle, whose passion for beading was inspired by her mother and grandmother. She comes from an artistic family, where arts and crafts was a frequent activity. Having a true talent for beading, she fashions each piece of jewelry with love and care! This shop is full of lovely pieces, from anklets to pod earrings (pictured above!). Many of the items are made from upcycled materials, such as textiles, colorful beads, and glass pearls.
    Magnificent Mouse on FacebookInstagramClick here to shop now!
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Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in Handmade, Handmade Makers, peg dolls, Shopping, sweet whimsy designs | 1 comment

Happy 2015!

Happy 2015!

Why, yes, it is April! And no, I haven’t posted on the blog yet this year.

Why not, you ask?

Well, as per usual, I’ve been a little busy. A little busy with the kids, painting, homeschooling, painting, growing sweet whimsy designs, painting, traveling for sweet whimsy designs, painting…do you see a theme here?

I wanted to share the latest with you all so you can see for yourselves.

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In March, I attended The Maker’s Summit in Greenville, SC. Not only was it an entirely magical experience, I learned a lot, too! I even shared some time with one of my oldest & dearest friends who we lodged with in a nearby town. I was fortunate to meet some of my newly-instated shop owner BFFs like Jen from Swanky Shank, Jennifer from Little Faces Apparel, Markie from MarleeRo, Elizabeth from The Magpie Co., Jessica from Opposite Of Far, Nikki from Southern Adoornments, Cristin from Cristin Rae, and Stacey from Bannor Toys and hang out with my in-person friends like Bethany from Busy B Boutique and Hayna from On Hand Lotions.

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Why did I just list everyone & tag there shops, you ask?

I would like you to peruse their shops & see what wonderful handmade items they offer. There’s something for everyone!

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The Maker’s Summit is really the perfect place for makers to meet, to listen and share, to bond and grow. There were some truly genius speakers and panels of creatives and as you can imagine the energy was pungent being all in one space. We thoroughly enjoyed and will be attending again next year for sure!

 

 

Photo copyright Indie Craft Parade 2015

Photo copyright Indie Craft Parade 2015

Beautiful Rifle Paper Co. wallpaper as a backdrop at Methodical Coffee in Greenville

Beautiful Rifle Paper Co. wallpaper as a backdrop at Methodical Coffee in Greenville

At the Summit, I also met & fell in love with Rachel Faucett of Handmade Charlotte. Rachel is the guru of handmade awesomeness. She has raised the bar for makers across the universe. I am still elated that Rachel featured a post I created for Handmade Charlotte sharing our Peggheads family pegg dolls in a fun DIY post! Read all about how to Recreate Your Family as Custom Wooden Eggs!

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Thanks to Rachel & her team of super fun creative people, the post was in turn featured on PopSugar soon after it went live. We couldn’t be more thrilled!

Tune in tomorrow for another spectacular announcement as we celebrate the launch of our Monochrome Collection in the shop!

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Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Children's Apparel, Reviews, Shopping, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Little Miss Shop

The Little Miss Shop

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The time has come again to shop, shop, shop our hearts out in preparation for the upcoming holidays. We have two daughters and a son who are pretty easy to shop for. So, I get to have some fun in the process! Thank goodness for social media, or I would have never been introduced to The Little Miss Shop. Owner Leeana is the sweetest Floridian with a shop full of handmade accessories for the little miss in your life.

We were lucky enough to receive some accessories from the Oh, Deer collection. Our daughters each have a turban, our son an infinity scarf, & an infinity scarf for myself. Soft and stylin’ accessories can make any outfit and The Little Miss Shop knows it! Our kids are smitten over their new creations. They feel hip & cool when they throw on their headbands and scarf. Little fashionistas!

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Of course, I have my eye on many, many other items in the shop. You must see the new line of Infinity Scarves – especially the B&W Stripe Infinity Scarf or, if you’re looking for a little more color, the Multicolor Feathered Infinity Scarf. I love that you can match Mommy/Daughter with customizable options for both the scarves and headbands.

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You’re sure to find something for every gal on your list this year. Here’s something that will help:  An exclusive for our readers, The Little Miss Shop is offering 20% OFF anything in the shop with code ‘LITTLEMISSS’ at checkout in her Etsy shop!

Thank you, Leeana, for spreading your fun & trendy style to all the little misses of the world!

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The Little Miss Shop was featured in the 2014 Holiday Gift Guide on The Whimsical Sweet, showcasing her Fair Isle line of scarves & headbands. Be sure to stop by The Little Miss Shop on Instagram to stay up-to-date on new items, sales, & giveaways!

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Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Arts, peg dolls, sweet whimsy designs | 0 comments

What’s Going On: An Update 08.22.14

What’s Going On: An Update 08.22.14


We have lots of giveaways through Instagram (be sure to always check in with me there to see the latest creations at #sweetwhimsydesigns), some really unique orders, and upcoming review/giveaways on the blog featuring some really great handmade artisans.

Also, I’ve hired an assistant to help maintain create my sanity as we approach the holiday season. She’s great! More about her later…

Some other exciting news: sweet whimsy designs’ was spotted on Keeping Up With The Kardashians!! Kourtney Kardashian has a set of the Carnival Collection peg dolls along with a Ferris Wheel from our friends at A Summer Afternoon. Did you know these are both available for purchase at special collaborative pricing in our shops?? (Click links for details.)

photo credit Keeping Up With The Kardashians on E!

photo credit Keeping Up With The Kardashians on E!

We’re just thrilled to have our peg dolls seen and accepted so widely throughout the world! While I’m busy creating new and wonderful things, you can enjoy browsing the shop to prepare for the upcoming holiday season. Stay tuned to see what’s new!

As always, thank you for your continued support! We are truly grateful!!

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Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in holiday shopping, Philosophy, Stay At Home Mom, sweet whimsy designs, Work From Home | 2 comments

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

This extreme thankful feeling keeps crossing my mind, as this season passes and the motivation to create is both necessary and overwhelmingly present – it just wouldn’t be possible without some wonderful people in my life. First, a supportive family – a husband who does laundry and dishes and even has learned to make a few good meals; independent children who don’t mind being neglected for the month (sort of not kidding) & who have been helpful & loving, and learning much on their own, many times even painting alongside me. An extended family of supportive kindness & the most awesome babysitters on the planet. Supportive friends who encourage and praise, making this gal feel oh•so•loved. And last but certainly not least, a fan base of clientele who ROCK THE CASBAH! Thank you all so very much, with all of my heart! We are grateful for your support & sincerely hope you enjoy your swd creations for years and years to come. Happy Holidays!!

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Posted by on Nov 30, 2013 in Baby, Birthday Parties, Birthdays, bowtie, Carnival Party, Children, Christmas, Creative, Etsy, Gift Ideas, Giveaways, Handmade, Handmade Holiday, headband, Holiday Gift Ideas, holiday shopping, Holidays, Party, Photography, Product Review, Reviews, Save money, Shopping, Stay At Home Mom, Support Handmade, Tiny Chaos, Toddlers, Working Mom | 1 comment

Tiny Chaos – Review and GIVEAWAY! *CLOSED*

Tiny Chaos – Review and GIVEAWAY! *CLOSED*

I’ve fallen in love. I simply adore bow ties, especially on little boys. Our own little man also simply adores wearing bow ties. He thinks they’re handsome, and so do we.
Bowtie by Tiny Chaos, Photo copyright Jessica LK Photography 2013

Bowtie by Tiny Chaos, Photo copyright Jessica LK Photography 2013

The best place, the only place to find super adorable toddler bow ties is Tiny Chaos.
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Natalie Carter is the creative mind behind some really handsome handmade bow ties and hair bows at Tiny Chaos. I found her on Instagram, though she also has a Facebook page and shop on Etsy. Tiny Chaos is so good about posting photos of her latest bow creations, and even better – she has flash sales often!
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I love that Tiny Chaos puts together color combinations, textures, and patterns that are unexpected, yet they are always beautiful and unique. Her holiday collection is spot on with both classic styles & modern looks. Every little guy needs a Tiny Chaos bow tie in his stocking this year…but why wait?! Take advantage of her Black Friday weekend sale – many of the shop’s listings are marked down plus free shipping on all domestic orders over $10.00 until 12/25 with the code ’10FREESHIP’!! How much do you love these bows?!
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Natalie is so easy and fun to work with. Shipping is very fast & those darling little bow ties and headbands come packaged very nicely. It makes a good gift or a perfect accessory for your holiday photo shoot! (And keep in mind she can make matching Father/Son bow ties, even sister headbands to match!) Tiny Chaos was gracious enough to supply our mini man with a special celebratory bow tie for The Big Carnival Bash!
Bowtie by Tiny Chaos Photo copyright Pamela Rayburn Photography 2013

Bowtie by Tiny Chaos
Photo copyright Pamela Rayburn Photography 2013

We have decided to be sure to have a Tiny Chaos bow tie for every occasion now through college graduation! How can you resist?!
Tiny Chaos is giving away a handsome bow tie to one lucky winner!
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ENTER TO WIN A GINGHAM BOW TIE!!

You could and you should win this handsome fall gingham bow tie! Simply just click the link above & be on your merry way.

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS: One will receive one (1) Fall Gingham Bow tie by Tiny Chaos (a $14 value). Contest begins November 30, 2013 at 12:00am and ends December 7, 2013 at 12:00am. Winner will be announced Saturday, December 7, 2013 via sweet whimsy designs’ Facebook page. Prize will be shipped to any of the 48 contingent U.S. States within one to two weeks of winner announcement. Entries will be verified.
Thank you to Pamela Rayburn Photography & Jessica LK Photography for providing their beautiful photographs. Rochester, NY & Finger Lakes-area friends, keep them in mind when looking for superb photography!
Full disclosure: Tiny Chaos provided me with a bow tie to review to be able to write this post. I have not been compensated in any other way to feature Tiny Chaos in this post. It was completely my own doing, simply a collaboration, and I hope you never thought otherwise, even for a second :).
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