Sunday, October 25, 2009

Etsy Baby Shower Featured Shops - Volume 6

Stay tuned this weekend! I am continuing the Featured Shop series from the Fall 2009 Etsy Baby Shower. 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! Check out my previous blog posts for more featured shops! Also see my Co-host Deniz's blog for more featured shops!

SprinklewithSugar joined Etsy this past year, in June. This will be the first Etsy Baby Shower she has participated in and she will be donating a cute, snuggly newborn hat to one lucky mom! And she is excited to know she is going to create something special to go on a brand new head in the world.

Tracey has been knitting since University when she should have been studying! The inspiration for her products comes from my daily life. Animals, nature, colours that get her attention, Tracey says, “There is not enough time in the day to create everything that is floating around in my brain.”
SprinklewithSugar features hand knitted items such as hats and photo props. Shown above is one of her favorite products!

We asked Tracey what advice she might have for new moms. Tracey said, “As a mom of three, I can give advice 'till the cows come home, but in the end, the only things that matter are 'enjoy every moment, because they grow up in the blink of an eye' 'tell them everyday that you love them'....and most importantly 'don't ask your eight year old son how you look in your new pair of jeans. He will tell you the truth.'”

JessECreations joined Etsy in January 2008. She has participated as a shop donor in the past and for this shower Jess will be donating a sweater for very lucky baby boy! The inspiration for the products at JessEcreations is the people Jess loves and she’s by the yarn she uses too. You can see some Ohio State Spirit Scarves she’s created here!
Right now, JessECreations handles custom orders for crochet creations; but Jess is getting ready to open a new shop! The new shop will be called Storied Yarns and will carry her line of handpainted and hand-dyed yarns. We asked Jess what advice she might have for a new mom. She said, “Take it easy. I tend to over-do it, and as a new mom myself I'm learning I have to take it slow if I want to survive. :)”

Blog readers get FREE SHIPPING on all orders from JessEcreations. Use the code ETSYBABY and let Jess know as part of your custom order request. Also check out Jess's Blog!

LittleSideKick joined Etsy this summer, but posted her first listing on September 1st.
This is her first time participating in the Etsy Baby Shower and she’ll be donating a fun ribbon ball to one lucky baby!

LittleSideKick's inspiration is in the fabrics. She loves finding a fabric she likes and then thinks; "This would make a great..." LittleSideKick is very baby-centric, colorful and fun. The shop features cute hats, clothing, unique soft toys, bibs and burp cloths. Check out this little knit pant and appliqued tee set.
We asked Christina what advice she has for a new mom. She said, “Use cloth diapers! I'm on my third child, but my first in cloth, and I love it! It's so much easier than I thought it would be, and I am now an enthusiastic proselytizer spreading the cloth diaper gospel! Hallelujah! I'd also be happy to answer any cloth diaper questions.”

Check out LittleSideKick’s blog! She is having a giveaway for a $25 gift certificate. Contest ends October 27th. Want to follow LittleSideKick on Twitter? Click HERE.

CrochetandMore joined Etsy in September 2008. CrochetandMore can't put a finger on what inspires her shop, she says, "Ideas just come to me, I usually have more ideas than I have time to complete!" Her 15 year old daughter adds her ideas too. CrochetandMore decided to open this shop after discovering Etsy with her Rose Prints shirts and realizing she could be selling my crochet too. She love her beanies best.

This is CrochetandMore's first baby shower through this shop. Her assigned mom recently went into labor! So they haven't chatted about the specifics of the gift yet. We asked Crochetandmore what advice she has for new moms. She said, "Nap when they nap, especially first time Moms. You never get enough sleep, so don't feel guilty about taking a nap too. Even if there are chores, etc. to be done. Take care of yourself so you can better take care of your new baby!!"

CrochetandMore is offering FREE SHIPPING to any BuggaBlog reader. They can convo her in advance and she will change the listing or put EtsyShower2009 in the message to seller and she will refund via Paypal.

Other shops that have generously donated to the Etsy Baby Shower include:

IrishHooksandYarn which features gorgeous handmade baby hats. Beome a Fan of IrishHookandYarn on Facebook!

1 comment:

Sewinggranny - Mona said...

What cute ladies are doing a great job featuring the Baby shower donating shops!!!