Saturday, November 1, 2008

Congrats to the winner of the $60 shopping spree!!!

Congratulations Renee, a.k.a. Treasures of Joy!! Renee's second entry for blogging about my contest won her the shopping spree. It just goes to show those extra entries really do count! Renee chose the Dancing Fairies Reversible Autumn Hoodie for her daughter.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Truly the most amazing giveaway I have ever come across...

Why on earth the creator of this amzingly gorgeous dress is giving it away is beyond me but she is so HURRY over and add a comment so you can be entered in to this fantastic giveaway. Now, tell me your little girl won't win first prize in any and every costume contest she enters in!

Grosgrain: Marie-Thérèse Gown GIVEAWAY!!!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Just call me your Holiday Shopping Assistant!

(Psst, if you are here for the contest, scroll down to the next entry)
In an effort to drive consumers into the HANDMADE market, look out for regular postings here showcasing fabulous finds for gift giving this holiday season. I will cover a little of everything; bibs and balls 4 babies, toys n things for teens, tots and tweens, must haves for moms, duds for dads, manly mixed media for men, wants for women, groovy gifts for grandma and grandpa, new digs for dogs, girly stuff for your girlfriend... and a whole lotta other stuff that doesn't rhyme. Here's a sneak peek for those of you who like to get a jump on their holiday shopping...

(Just click on the picture and you will be sent directly to the shop)

There's more in store! I have several giveaways lined up right now and am lining up a ton more from now until Christmas so make sure you subscribe to my blog so you don't miss any!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Hullabaloo's One Year Anniversary!! Enter for a $60 Giveaway!

I am so proud to announce October 11th is Hullabaloo's official anniversary! It has been a tremendous year for me with lots and lots of hard work, sacrifice and help from friends and family. I have met many of the goals I have set in place for my self last year and even exceeded some. I have learned many new techniques for sewing, learned how to finally follow a pattern, met some fantastic women through joining etsy teams like Fabulous Artisitc Moms. etsykids and trendy textiles. I entered a Handmade Children's Design contest and was picked from an expert panel of judge's from Parent's Magazine for the top 40 finalists! From there I made it to 5th place from votes from the etsy community!! You should have seen me during the contest! I was absolutely beaming! Even though I did not win, I was still completely flattered to even been picked from Parent's Magazine!! What an accomplishment :) I learned how to create a treasury ( and even started a series which has a small following, lol. In December, I will have an ad on the SECOND page of Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion! Hmmm, I know there is more but I will get on with it and tell you about my fantastic GIVEAWAY!!!

One lucky winner will receive a $60 Shoppin Spree to Hullabaloo Boutique!!

Just post a note in comments about what design you like best from my etsy shop and why. Please make sure you leave an email address for me to contact you.

Want more entries?? First, make sure you leave a comment.

1. Blog about my contest and what you like about Hullabaloo Boutique. Make sure you add another comment if you blogged. You will receive one more entry.

2. For every purchase you make from my store for the month of October you will receive one more entry! It's that Easy!
Shopping for a boy?? Not to worry! I have several designs that will be listed ny the end of the month so go ahead and enter! You may, instead, tell me what you would like to see for boys!

Winner will be annouced On November 1st! Again, make sure you leave a way for me to contact you!
Good Luck and Happy October :)
UPDATE 10/11/08!! Please leave your email or make sure your email is in your blog profile or I will, unfortunately, have to delete your comment. I am unable to contact you to let you know you won! THANK YOU!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Nick's Brigade: Walk for Autism Awareness

This weekend, September 7th, our family will be participating in the 6th annual Autism Awareness Walk. By purchasing select items from my store, you will be helping to support the cause. 100% of the profit will be donated to my nephew's team, Nick's Brigade. If you would like to make a donation in any dollar amount, please contact me!! Any amount helps and will be greatly appreciated!

You can learn more about the walk by clicking the above link.

Monday, August 25, 2008

WOOHOO!! I made it into the finals!! Now Go VOTE!

Hooray!! I made it into the Handmade Kids Challenge Finals!! Are you ready to win?? Just follow this link and cast your vote for Little Lady of Autumn Cloche!!
You will be entered in to win one of 14 Etsy Shopping Sprees, valued at $350 each! Voting closes September 8, 2008 at 11:59pm EDT. Follow this link for more information...
Want another chance at a prize?? Scroll down to see more information.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Another Chance to win from Hullabaloo!!

If you LOVE Hullabaloo's Designs, go vote for me August 25th through September 8th. Tomorrow I will post the link when it is available on etsy. Details will follow tomorrow as well!

Friday, August 22, 2008


FREE GIVEAWAY!! Enter for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate! Go to and follow the instructions!! Contest ends August 28th! Good Luck!!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

I am so very excited for autumn!


I love fall clothing for children! The colors are my favorite, more so then any other season.

Here is a sneak peek of my fall line. I am very excited to add many new designs and fabrics to my collection. I hope you enjoy and I am always interested in hearing your suggestions on what you would like to see in my shop.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Who doesn't love a plushie??

Stop buying stuffed animals from major retailers!! You can get one of a kind Plushies at etsy and support local artists! None of the other kids are going to have one like it. I absolutely love the variety on etsy.

Here are a few of my faves...


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Boys line now at Hullabaloo

Had to add this picture of my newest model (my son, of course) Jack. His smile cracks me up!

I can't wait to show everyone what I am working on for the fall. My boys line is going to rock. I'll give you a sneak peek when I complete my first design.
If you have any ideas or have something you would like to see added to my line, let me know.

My Current Project for my fall line

This dress is a bit unlike what I usually create but I love the fabrics, khaki poplin for sleeves and a heavy weight linen for the bodice (not sure of color). Of course, I had to funk it up a bit so I pinned a few birds and flowers to the bodice and added a red babywhale corduroy
sash to the empire waist.
The birds will most likely be handstitched (blanketstitch) as well as the flowers. I think at the hem I will add another blanket stitch in red.
Would love to know your thoughts thus far...

Day at the Beach

Aubrielle LOVES the beach! Especially going in the water with daddy.

Jack's very first trip to the beach!
He loved playing in the sand but certainly didn't care for the waves.

Jack loves his big brother!

DH, eating, once again! Why is it most of the pictures I take of John, he's usually eating? I don't even do it on purpose.

Ok, Ok, I haven't featured another artist

But, I plan to resume soon. In the meantime, I am working on different ideas for my blog and trying to get organized across the board. Please take a look at the many wonderful links I have collected for various etsy shops. If you feel your shop fits the general theme of my blog, contact me and I may add your link.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

More Children's Art Coming

Check back later in the day for a few more featured artists. Here's a sneak peek...

Art for little girls' rooms

One of my favorite items to buy on etsy is art for my daughter's room. There is such a plethora of stunning work on etsy. I wanted to share some work with you.
Some I own, some I wish to own.

Here is an artist whose paintings I could fill my walls with. My absolute favorite!

Another very talented artist.

Here are a few I own. They look amazing matted and framed in white.

Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, See No Evil
This trio of 5x7s is so fun

This Is A Print Trio Of The Fairies Who Opposed Evil In A Variety Of Ways

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Now look at them

Here is Queen Kong with her new pet caterpillar. She decided to make it a home in her plastic pot. SHe even decorated it with flowers. I caught her upstairs with it and asked her what she was doing. She said she was showing "fuzzy" her room.

This is jack after a half hour of photographing the girls.
He was sick of it already! I can't blame him.

Oh, my little Sweeties are growing up way to fast. I don't look at their baby pictures often enough. I look at that picture and am taken back. I barely remember my son being that little! It was just over a year ago. I can't imagine looking at those pictures 10 years from now.