Tuesday, October 27, 2009

My first Tutu!!

As the opportunities have come up I've been trying to learn new things to create, to sell hopefully. My daughter wanted a TuTu for her Halloween Costume, so I set out to make my own!  I had a lot of fun learning something new and can't wait to make more!!  This one is in Royal Blue and Black.. Interested in one?  Tell me the waist size and colors you'd like.  Each TuTu would cost $20.  Thinking your favorite sports team colors, Red/Green for Xmas.. etc.. a childs favorite colors.. would make a great Christmas Gift.
View them on my Etsy Shop here
And here would be my "model" wearing hers along with her Halloween Costume.  We attached some spiders to it, and shes going as  "punkrocker".  :-) 

Monday, October 26, 2009

coming up soon...

These will be on a guitar themed cake coming up soon!!! :-)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Gingerbread Christmas Kitchen Towel Cake

This is such a cute and practical gift to give to someone on your Christmas list.
Boss.. Teacher.. Neighbor.. Crossing Guard.. etc...

1 Oven Mitt
1 Pot Holder
3 Kitchen Towels
1 Cookie Mix Pouch
1 container of Sprinkles (4 colors)
2 Silicone Spatulas (Red and Green)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Sneak Peek...

Some ribbon with glitter...

A cute little Gingerbread Man...

and I finally got some fall items out in my house today!!! :-)

Craft Fairs.

Does anyone out there have any experience with them? I’ve been told by many people that it was something I should pursue, to try and get more business brought in. I’ve researched some in the area, as far as prices, set up etc.
Since I’m just starting up I was trying to think of a way to do this, without having a lot of overhead. Could I make some samples of what I can do, bring along pictures of other ones, and then just take orders? Or do I need to have a large variety on hand, for people to buy then and there?
If you’re in the DFW area and know of any coming up let me know about them! I’d love your feedback on the questions above.. and if you have links to your booth set up, I’d love it!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Coming soon.. and ideas..

Over the next week I'll be creating a few new pieces... I'm going to work on a fall towel cake, that would work great to give to a hostess at a party your going to, centerpieces etc.. A few Christmas Ideas I have in mind for towel cakes, they would make great Christmas gifts.. and then a Spa Cake.. they would be great for bridal showers, birthday gifts, Christmas gifts for coworkers etc..

I'm also going to try my hand at Tutu's this weekend! My daughter needs one for Halloween so no better time to try then now! :-)

I've had a lot of visitors to this site since I put my link on Kelly's Show Us your Life post. That's exciting!! I'd like to know your opinions! Please leave me a comment letting me know you were here! And hwat kind of giveaway I could try, to get more people to my site!

Thank you...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

2 new Kitchen Towel Cakes

Thank you so much for those of you that have helped share my blog and pictures.
Below are 2 of the recent orders I've created.
4 Williams Sonoma Dischloths
4 Williams Sonoma Kitchen Towels
1 Ceramic Cross
1 Black Wire Bowl
and a picture frame.. please note..
after this picture was taken and I started assembling it,
I realized that frame just didn't go! It was one of the 1st pieces I grabbed
when out shopping, and then found the bowl
and loved it.. so anyway.. I went and bought a new one
that you'll see below.. Just didn't take a new picture
of the "ingredients"

This is a Housewarming Gift
the recipients last name starts with a
"W" so I thought it would be cute
to do a little something in the frame.
6 pc Kitchen Towel Set
6 pc Dishcloth set
5 pc Bamboo wooden Spoon set
1 kitchen scrub brush
1 Stoneware Pie Pan

Both of these were custom orders
I could duplicate most of the items

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Longhorns Diaper Cake.. with a surprise! :-)

Today we are going to a Baby Shower for a couple from church.
Next month they will be adopting a baby boy to add to their family of 3.
The babies room is done up in the Longhorns Theme, so imagine
the look on my husbands face when I told him.
My husband happens to be a huge OU fan. :-)
Included in this cake is approx 50 size 2 Pampers,
a Onesie and a Longhorns Football.
OH.. but being that these are friends of ours..
My husband couldn't give in that easily..
So this is also included in it!! :-)

Can't wait until they open it!!! :-)
For the record, I believe the dads entire family
are OU fans as well!!
Looking for something for your little sports fan?
**disclaimer... I know the ribbon is a little crooked in the picture..
I fixed it after uploading these pics and didn't retake any. ***

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Kitchen Towel Cake

I have a realtor that has asked I put together a Kitchen Towel Cake for her. She'd like to give it to a client after closing. So here is what I've got!
She wanted Green and Beige, nice neutral colors...
Included in this are 5 Kitchen Towels, 2 Dish Cloths, A Stoneware Pie Pan
a Glade Reed Diffuser set, Kitchen Sponge, and a magnetic Calendar and
To Do List pad.

close up of some contents

All wrapped up, topped off with some flowers and ribbon

Close up of the towels..

And the finished product wrapped in Tulle
$15.00 S/H UPS
This can be duplicated, or changed up to suit what your looking for..
Perfect for Housewarming gifts.. New neighbors..
Thank you gift to a hostess having a holiday party..
Teachers gift...
While shopping for this one I found the cutest Fall items.
Cute little turkey towels on a fall platter,
finished off with some fall cookie cutters,
fall leaves around the edges.. tied off with some raffia...
SO CUTE!!!!! :-)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Pricing for the "cakes"...

This Towel Cake was made for a friends wedding. Included in this are 2 bath towels, 2 hand towels, 2 washcloths, a pillar candle, a ceramic cross, picture frame, and a scented Sachet.. Decorated with ribbons, flowers and wrapped in tulle.. This exact one would go for about $95. I do ship, and shipping for this via UPS would be $20. I could do a simple one with just flowers, ribbon and a candle for about $80.

This was a custom cake done for a friend, this cake included a custom made bib and personalized blanket, approx 70 size 2 Pampers, bottle of shampoo, 6pc travel set to toss in the diaper bag and the praying rabbit toy topper.. finished off with matching ribbon and flowers. This would go for $125. I am not certain I could duplicate this 100%, but do have access to someone that has a large variety of fabrics to choose from and could get close. This would require 2 wks to complete due to being all custom made. and would ship for $15 via UPS.

Below are my smaller more simple cakes.. They include approx 70 size 2 pampers and a topper. The one has booties on top, and the other is topped off with a cute pink and white bunny. They are finished off with matching ribbons and flowers. And on the bunny one I added a cute rhinestone cross that could be removed and kept for a necklace or charm bracelet. These go for $60 and would be $15 to ship.

These cakes are similar to whats above, they just include more goodies.. :-) They have approx 70 size 2 pampers, a bottle of shampoo, a 6 pc travel set to toss in the diaper bag. These include varying items.. blanket, receiving blanket, onesie, sleeper, hat, socks, bibs.. etc. Pacifiers, teething toys. I just look for whatever I can find in the theme being requested. These go for $95 and cost $15 to ship.

I can do something to meet almost any budget, and theme. Just contact me and I'll help create your special piece...
The diaper cakes are great for corporate gifts, several people can pitch in on one and give it to there coworker. They make great centerpieces for your shower your hosting. Can be brought to the hospital to congratulate a new mother, I can ship it directly to the recipients house along with card for you.
The Towel cakes can be done up a number of ways. I could do a small one with kitchen towels and dishcloths (some examples coming soon).. to give to a new neighbor, housewarming gifts, clients of yours as a thank you gift. The Towel cakes could be given as wedding gifts, bridal showers, new college student etc.. The possibilities are endless!!
Below I mentioned a giveaway.. Unfortunately I haven't had anyone participate in it. So I'll have to think of something else!!
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