Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Etsy Baby Shower Featured Shops - Volume 1

This week I am featuring a variety of shops who have generously donated to the Etsy Baby Shower. Started by June, from FickleFaerie almost 3 years ago, the Etsy Baby Shower has become a Semi-Annual event. The Etsy Baby Shower is a Virtual Baby Shower in which a number of expecting and brand new Etsy mommies receive gifts from donating Etsy shops. This shower we have raised 112 gifts from 91 Etsy Shops for 28 lucky new moms and moms-to-be!

Custom Kids

CustomKids joined Etsy on October 13th, 2008. They just celebrated their 1 year Etsyversary! Amy is participating in the Etsy Baby Shower for the first time. She is a newby but she loves giving back and having a baby is the most special time for both Mom and baby to be. One lucky mom will be receiving a baby tote bag, blanket and burpies from CustomKids!

CustomKids inspiration is simple, kids! Amy loves tapping into kids imagination and transforming their play into reality. CustomKids is kid and baby friendly. There are capes (custom orders always welcome), party favors, chalkboard placemats (makes eating out with kids fun!), tote bags, diaper bags, tutu's, and much more! You can see one of the CustomKids capes here. They make playtime special!

We asked Amy what advice she might have for a new mom. She said, “Get sleep whenever you can. The late night feeding/burping and waking can take a toll on you. Don't be afraid to sleep when you can, you'll need it!”

CustomKids is offering FREE SHIPPING to all the BuggaBlog readers. Contact Amy before you place the order and she will set-up a custom order for you.

You can also find CustomKids on Twitter and Flickr!

TheCleverKitty joined Etsy in January 2006. Shannon first heard of Etsy on craftster.org, and was amazed and excited about the possibilities of it. She set up shop, and quickly became involved in the Etsy community and Teams. TheCleverKitty has participated as both a donating shop and as a receiving mom. Shannon is donating a pair of felted baby shoes, in the recipient's choice of color.

Inspiration for TheCleverKitty comes from many places. Shannon loves to create and is often inspired by the creative process itself. She also find a lot of inspiration in the beauty and variety of nature. Other times it's the materials she’s working with that are my inspiration. TheCleverKitty features felted baby shoes, hair accessories, and a little bit of jewelry. Shannon loves classic styles, bright colors, and playful patterns. You must see her hand sewn felt flower hair clips. Shannon loves hand stitching and these are so much fun for her to make. She finds the process of working out the design for each new type of flower is like a fun little challenge too.

We asked Shannon what advice she might have for a new mom, she said, “I know it sounds cliche, but sleep when the baby sleeps! And remember, there's no such thing as a perfect parent. Do the best you can, and don't get hung up on every little mistake you think you have made, but try to see the big picture. Don't forget to make time for yourself every now and then - a happy mom makes a happy family.”

TheCleverKitty will be offering free worldwide shipping Friday, November 20 - Sunday, November 29. Shannon will also include a free gift with purchase if you mention this blog post when placing your order!

TheCleverKitty is the EtsyKids Founder and Team Leader, proud member of Etsy Maine Team and the Crafting In Color Team, as well as the Editor of modern handmade child. Read her blog or become a fan on facebook!

Other fabulous shops that are donating to the Etsy Baby Shower include:

BabyBugsNBubbles which features a variety of baby gear.


SneakaPeek which features a variety of bibs, burp cloths and other assorted baby items.

DesignaBag1 which features a wide variety of baby items including bibs, burp clothes, bodysuits, diaper bags, and hair clips.

Don’t forget to read DecorativeLabel’s blog today to see more featured Etsy Baby Shower shops!

1 comment:

sewinggranny Mona said...

Great feature on a great artist!