Tuesday, March 29, 2011


EtsyBABY is having a CUSTOMER APPRECIATION Sale Event on March 29th - April 29th!!!


Whimsical Lo  
Discount : 10% off your purchase (discount before shipping & PA Sales Tax)
Use coupon code SPRINGLOVE

10% off purchase (does not apply to shipping) 
Use coupon code ETSYBABY10 at checkout 

Blue J Crochet & Crafts 
Discount: 15% 

How to redeem: At checkout, use code 1YAYYOU15

  Zoe Girl Designs
Discount 10% off your purchase plus free personalization
(Coupon Code): ETSYBABY10

  Starry Knight Design
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  A. Turner Designs
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Studio MCA Designs http://studiomcadesigns.etsy.com/ FREE SHIPPING (domestic only)
Use coupon code ETSYBABYFREESHIP at checkout


Booger & Tash
10% off (does not apply to shipping )
Use coupon code ETSYBABY10 at checkout


1 Pixie Placehttp://www.etsy.com/shop/1PixiePlace
Discount: 25%
At checkout, use code: PIXIE25

Momma Fix

Discount: 15% off
How to redeem: At checkout, use code: MommaFix15

Discount: 25%
At checkout, use code Customer25


Discount: 15% off
Enter coupon code: springishere15off at checkout

Madaline Jane
http://madalinejane.etsy.com/ is offering 10% off
Use coupon code: ETSYBABY10OFF 


10% off orders before shipping
At checkout use code: CUSTOMER10


10% off orders before shipping

Use coupon code ETSYBABY at checkout

  ginaorr79 http://www.etsy.com/shop/ginaorr79
10% off orders before shipping

enter coupon code (ETSYB10) at checkout

Three Monkey's Unique
Discount : 10%
Enter coupon code ETSYBABY at checkout

is offering a 10% off of total order
Use the code LOVEIT10 at check out


FREE embellished satin hanger with tutu purchase. A $5 value.
At checkout use "free hanger", in notes to seller.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Cherry Blossom Headband Tutorial from The Wishing Elephant

I think this is the perfect spring headband for a little lady.  It would also work on an older head, say, yours.  I bought the black elastic headband from the Etsy shop Threddies.  This inexpensive and versatile headband fits both toddler and adults!  This is and easy project and won't take longer than an hour.  I work with felt daily for my shop The Wishing Elephant, I love it and I think you will too!

Cardstock (for stencil)
9x12 Green Felt*
9x12 Light Pink Felt*
No Sew Iron On Adhesive
Pink Thread (a few shades darker than your pink felt) 
Sharp Scissors
Threddies Black Elastic Headband
*You'll have leftover felt

Iron the adhesive to both pink and green felt.  Make sure to keep that paper backing on.  Then, make your cherry blossom stencil.  You can freehand or simple print this picture onto cardstock.   My blossom was about 1.5 inches across.

Trace the cherry blossom on the back of the pink felt.  Then, cut out the flower.  I find it easiest to cut the petals first and then notch the tips (see photo).

Peel the adhesive backing off of the blossom.  Thread a french knot through the center of the blossom.  Surround it with 5 additional french knots.  I tried to line each of the 5 additional knots up with the notches in the petals.

Lay the blossom (adhesive side down) onto the green felt.  Iron on low.  Once the blossom is adhered, trim the green felt to about 3mm around the flower.  Tip: if you are unsure about the iron temperature, use parchment paper in between the iron and the felt.   

Use the trimmed blossom as a stencil on the back of the green felt.

Cut out the blossom shape.

Sandwich the two blossoms (green and embroidered pink) on the elastic headband.  Try to match the petals as closely as possible.  Iron together.

Trim any of the green that you find unsightly and wear it!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Kristen Duke Photography

We all know how important photography is to your Etsy site.  It's the reason someone buys or passes up your item.  Great photography gets you featured in treasuries, blogs and provides much needed attention.  Even if you make the most breathtaking item, it won't sell unless the picture is equally spectacular.

Back in January, I was contacted by a photographer looking for unique clothing items for clients.  After checking out Kristen Duke's website, I was more than excited to send her something.. anything...everything!  Drooling at the idea of having professional photography for my onesies, I sent her a stuffed box.

Here is the first round of photos featuring one adorable model, The Groucho, Orange Love Bus, The Etch a Sketch and The Cupcake.  I am positive I got the good end of the swap, these photos are amazing.  

Monday, March 14, 2011

In the GREEN

L to R:

Boys Snap Shirt

Sibling Set of St. Patrick Tees
6 - 12 Month Earflap Hat
Clover Hair Clip
 Green Booties
 Green Bubble Dot Leg Warmers

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Cool Tricks Giveaway Winner

The results are in.  The winner for the Cool Tricks Giveaway is post #5 "One".  If this is you, please contact me asap to claim your prize.  

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Spotlight on Cool Tricks & Giveaway!

Head over to Cool Tricks to see some of the most fantastic creations on Etsy.  Everything in this shop seems transported from a different realm, one of fantasy and dreams.  It's no surprise that the creative mind behind this store had an extremely imaginative childhood.  Thankfully, she's maintained that sense of wonder and infused it into her shop.

Okay, let's check out the goods.  First up is Fern.  She's an adorable (and intricate) doll.  Part batik, part patchwork and part quilt - this is no ordinary plushie.  Fern really is a work of art.   


Not only does Toni sketch, create and test each item, she also designs many of the fabrics that go into her work.  You can purchase some of the limited edition fabrics here.  I obviously have a love for elephants - but this "pink elephants" fabric is to die for.

Last up, is the PB&J quilted hot pads.  That's no ordinary jelly - it's huckleberry jam.  Not only would I love to have this set in my kitchen, I would love to have it as baby distraction while I cook.  It's a double duty item - priceless!

Want to win the giveaway from Cool Tricks?  Head over to her shop, return here and tell us your favorite item.  Your entry gives you the chance to win your choice of one reversible bib or pot holder.  Tweet, FB or post this to your blog for an additional entry.  This giveaway will end March 9th at 9:00 P.M.  The lucky winner will be chosen via random.org.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

EtsyBABY Baby Shower 2011 - Prize winners

The Winners of the "Name that Baby Animal" Game Are:

EtsyBABY Baby Shower GAME PRIZE- Rattle of Your Choice
croberson3 who will receive her prize from sevenacretoys

EtsyBABY Baby Shower GAME PRIZE - 3-pack baby teething bibmizani who will receive her prize from TangoBabyStore 
which is a 3-pack baby teething bib


The Winners of the "A Baby's Nursery A - Z" Game Are: 

EtsyBABY Baby Shower GAME PRIZE - Baby BearPandoraboxe who will receive her prize from jayceeoriginals which is An Adorable Baby Bear

mommytoliv who will also receive her prize from  jayceeoriginals which is An Adorable Baby Bear

The Winners of the "Finish the Nursery Rhyme" Game Are:

EtsyBABY Baby Shower GAME PRIZE - StarBaby Quilt

who will receive her prize from Whimbrella 
which is a StarBaby Quilt

EtsyBABY Baby Shower Game Prize - Any 1 pair Little Leg Warmersashleycgo  
who will receive her prize from MyBarnyardBaby 
which is Any 1 pair Little Leg Warmers 

EtsyBABY thanks everyone who played along with us!  Prize winners will be contacted by  the gifting shop within the next couple of days via Etsy Convo.