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Friday, June 25, 2010

Madison's Graduation and Bonita Boutique

A few times this year it seemed a little touch and go, but Madison did manage to graduate from Middle School this year. Woohoo! Miss Maddie is my honorary niece, the daughter of my BFF, Angela. When Maddie saw me making some cute tutu's for my much younger nieces she asked if I could make her one for her graduation. Flattered that she asked I was happy to take on the task. She let me know that she wanted a longer black and hot pink one.

In early May we were browsing a few fellow Merchant Mom sites looking for a cute shirt for Maddie to wear that would compliment the tutu. One of the sites we were looking at, Bonita Boutique, had the cutest onesie with a zebra print "1" applique. Yes, I said onesie as in a baby outfit. :D I emailed, Camila one of the owners of Bonita Boutique to ask her if she would be able to make a youth t-shirt using the same style and to make it a 1o. BTW, the 10 stands for 20-10, not 10 years old. LOL Well, Camila saved the day and created the cutest shirt that I'm sure Maddie will be wearing until she outgrows it... then we may have to frame it. :-)

Enjoy the pictures. Oh, I forgot to mention that Miss Maddie preferred to have a lace overlay skirt over her tutu. I personally preferred it without, but I'm not the one who was wearing it.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

We've Moved to Paradise & Lime Rikee Designs

As most of you know I recently moved for the first time in 18 years. I'm still not unpacked and hope to get the majority of that done before our housewarming party on July 4th. I was so excited by moving because for the first time in my life I ordered some "moving" cards. I didn't want some cards that I could pick up at Target... I wanted cute ones to help show my excitement. If I had time I might have went with creating my own, but I haven't had much in the way of time since I moved in April. So, instead I went with a creation by Lime Rikee Designs.

When I found out my friend, Barb was opening up her own personalized photocard business, I took a look hoping to find some "we've moved" cards. Sure enough I found a Moving subcategory and picked out my favorite one: Moved to Paradise. I picked out my selections (I went with the pebble texture (love it!) and adding my information. Within hours, Barb had emailed me my proof and within days I had my beautiful cards within my hands!!

I started (finally!) passing them out at my birthday celebration last week end (figured I would save a little on postage :-) and I have been getting compliments left and right. Everyone loves them!!

If you are in need of your own custom photocards or invititations I highly recommend Lime Rikee Designs. Maybe next year I'll have a birthday party here at home and use them to make my birthday invitations.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Been Busy...

Wow! Its been awhile since I last posted on this blog. I need to stop neglecting it so much. I opened up my site, whimsicalcharms.com to wholesaling last April and have been busy fulfilling some larger orders. Don't worry, I still love every order my site receives, big or small. I thought I would share a few pictures of the order that I just mailed off yesterday. Yay! I actually took the time to take some pictures. This order was for a total of 56 various charms. My client bought a selection of Scrabble tile, glass, and bottle cap charms. She also purchased a few of my .995 handstamped charms that I currently do not have available to the public, but it is coming soon. I just need to have the time to put the collection up on the site. Its hard to imagine how much work goes into running a website. Some days it could be little overwhelming, but since its a labor of love... it makes it all worth it!

Isn't this Whimsical Owl just adorable?