Saturday, February 27, 2010

Meet Banana Bottoms from the Winter 2010 Etsy Baby Shower

Kristen from Banana Bottoms is a work-at-home mom to 4 beautiful kids (ages 2-12).  Kristen started sewing cloth diapers when her oldest was born and hasn’t looked back.  She loves to sew, as well as knit and crochet.

Banana Bottoms specializes in cloth diapers made from bamboo/organic cotton fabrics.  Bamboo is a terrific material for cloth diapers: very soft and very absorbent.  Kristen also designs cloth diaper covers and longies as well as products for earth-friendly moms.  This year Banana Bottoms is planning to expand and start making other items for babies and children.  The top selling items from Banana Bottoms are cloth diapers, especially the newborn size.  

This is the first Etsy Baby Shower for Banana Bottoms and each of the moms matched with Banana Bottoms will be receiving a newborn cloth diaper and a set of Sherpa wipes.

Banana Bottoms will be having an Earth Day sale in April.  Kristen will be offering special trial packages of cloth diapers to entice parents to try cloth.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Meet Lizzypops from the Winter 2010 Etsy Baby Shower

Bronwyn from Lizzypops is a full-time scientist, wife, and mother to two toddlers, Samuel, who's almost 3, and Dixon, who is almost 16 months. Bronwyn joined Etsy in December of 2007, although hasn't had the time to build her inventory the way she'd like she dearly loves her UniQuilts and says she has "eleventy jillion" ideas in her head.
The Lizzypops brand came from Bronwyn's itch to get back into crafting. It all started with the baby apron concept, which was shared by a friend. She put her own stylistic stamp on it and made it her own. Then Bronwyn inherited a pile of quilt tops from her great grandmother, and BAM! The UniQuilt concept was born.  Some of the best selling items are the UniQuilts, Supersize Me bibs, and baby aprons. 

Bronwyn has participated as both a donor and recipient in previous Etsy Baby Showers.  The three lucky moms matched with Lizzypops will be receiving Bronwyn's traditional baby shower gift: the newborn baby apron. It's great for pictures and for catching spit-ups and drool in those first few months.

Bronwyn always offers free shipping to anyone who takes the time to tell her how they discovered Lizzypops. In April, she'll be celebrating her 33rd birthday by offering a 33% discount on purchases over $20.

You can find Bronwyn on Ravelry, too, as BronwynRH

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Meet Monarch Dancer from the Winter 2010 Etsy Baby Shower

Jackie from Monarch Dancer was born and raised in Long Island, NY. Jackie is married with four children, ans she says, "that includes the husband."  Jackie is "owned" by a yellow lab and quite a few cats. She didn't say how many cats but said she hasn't reached "crazy cat lady status.......yet."

 After the woman Jackie was doing private duty from was put in a nursing home a few months ago, she lost her job.  Feeling a bit burnt out and wanting to enjoy her youngest daughter's "high school" years she decided to try her hand at a home business. Jackie has been crocheting since she was a kid and felt she had enough talent to make a few "beans" selling her "pretties."

Monarch Dancer is filled with crocheted goodies for adults, children and the home. The bear beanies have been a huge hit for the last few months. Jackie has made well over 100 of these hats. Another big seller are the newsboy caps for babies and women.

This is the first time Etsy Baby Shower Jackie has participated in. The two lucky moms matched with Monarch Dancer will receive bear beanies.

Blog readers can receive a 10% discount from Monarch Dancer. In note to seller put "etsybabyshower" blog and the discount will be refunded via Paypal.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Meet The Wiggly Tooth Factory from the Winter 2010 Etsy Baby Shower

If you have a child whose wiggling and twisting and getting ready to tie a string to a doorknob just so the Tooth Fairy will stop by your house, your in luck- I'd like to introduce you to Megan from The Wiggly Tooth Factory, LLC.  The Wiggly Tooth Factory's  goal is to help you take your child from Teething to The Tooth Fairy.

Some of the top selling items from The Wiggly Tooth Factory are the Classic tooth fairy pillow, "My Tooth" Tooth Tins and Doorknob/Bedpost Hanging tooth fairy pillows.

Megan has participated in the past 3 Etsy Baby Showers and the two lucky moms matched with The Wiggly Tooth Factory  will each receive a "My Tooth" Tooth tin in the Confetti pattern. Along with the tin one mom will also get a bib and the other mom will get a teether towel.

Twitter: @WigglyToothFact

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Birth Annoucement from Fairy and Gnome

We'd like to welcome...
River Jordan and Toccoa Gabriel

Born on Feb 9, 2010 at 7:16am and 7:26am respectively
Weighing 6lbs 4oz, 19.5 inches long and 5lbs 10oz, 19 inches long


Monday, February 22, 2010

Meet Wood Pond Designs from the Winter 2010 Etsy Baby Shower

Jennifer from Wood Pond Designs has always been creative and loves making all kinds of things.  She started making Jumble Balls a few years ago based on a quilted ball her mother made. Jennifer first gave them as gifts to friends having babies and they became a huge hit at baby showers.  Jumble Balls are everything you love in a baby toy- they are soft, colorful, safe, washable and developmental. They are loved by babies and their parents alike! Jennifer also enjoys working with wool, and have found creating plush critters and baby rattles to be a blast as each one has it's own silly quirkiness. Jennifer has a notebook filled with design ideas but says that "there is just not enough time in a day!"

Wood Pond Designs is the place to find cute, safe, washable and fun Jumble Balls, silly one-of-a-kind upcycled plush baby rattles and toys, plus other cool stuff.  The best selling items are the Owls & Polka Dot Soft Baby Toy Jumble Ball, Rainbow and Ribbons Jumble Ball, and wooly baby bunny rattles.

Jennifer also participated in the Fall 2009 Etsy Baby Shower and will be donating a high contrast black, red and white Jumble Ball to the lucky mom matched with her this time.
Twitter: WoodPondDesigns

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Meet Design-A-Bag Bow-tique from the Winter 2010 Etsy Baby Shower

Alicia from Design-A-Bag Bow-tique first began designing and making bags, purses, wristlets and diaper bags and now offers personalized baby items such as bibs, burp cloths, onesies, shirts, pillowcase dresses, pacifier clips, slings, taggie blankets, and hairbows as well. Alicia's items are also available at a few local shops.  Alicia loves making items for children and moms that you can't find on the hanger.

The best selling products from Design-Bag Bow-tique are the personalized shirts and onesies (on Etsy) and the pillowcase dresses, hairbows, bibs and bags (locally).  Moms love the diaper bags!

Alicia has participated in previous Etsy Baby Showers and the lucky mom receiving a gift from Design-A-Bag Bow-tique will be getting a bib and burp cloth set in the Alexander Henry print Apples and Pears.

Design-A-Bag Bow-tique is offering free shipping when you spend $30 or more!
email :

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Meet BabyEtte from the Winter 2010 Etsy Baby Showr

Beth's shop, BabyEtte is all about Babywearing and Style. BabyEtte specializes in ring slings, all handmade using details that Beth has loved from various carriers she has personally used over the last 10 years.  Beth says that the best part is she gets to pick any fabric she wants, and let her creativity go wild... this is what makes BabyEtte baby carriers special and unique.

The BabyBasics cotton slings are the top selling items from BabyEtte, and from these slings the original LBD sling is the most popular.  Years ago, Beth made herself a basic black cotton sling and wore it constantly, and since it goes with any outfit, she named it the Little Black Dress (LBD).  The solid colors of the BabyBasics are popular because they easily go with any style without overwhelming you with a loud print.

This is the first Etsy Baby Shower Beth is participating in and the lucky moms paired with BabyEtte got to choose any BabyBasics cotton sling from Beth's shop.

BabyEtte is offering a 10% discount for Etsy Baby Shower blog readers. Just use the code ETSYBABY at checkout and Beth will send a revised paypal invoice!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Meet LilyBug Boutique from the Winter 2010 Etsy Baby Shower

Ingrid from LilyBug Boutique is a mother of 3 beautiful children, Jack(4), Lily(2) and Owen(9months) and also works part-time as a pharmacist. Ingrid started her shop when she started making her then 6-month old daughter, Lily, hair bows and then thought she would try to selling them as well.

LilyBug Boutique specializes in hair bows and minky blankets.  The top selling product is the flying ladybug hair clip, it is the 20 cent deal, yep that's right only 20 cents! The layered heart clippie is also very cute and perfect for Valentine's Day.

This is the 3rd Etsy Baby Shower for Ingird, and she also particpated as a 'mom' in the Fall 2009 Baby Shower.  The LilyBug Boutique is donating a Michael Miller Camo Critters minky baby blanket.

LilyBug Boutique is offering a 20% discount to blog readers.  Be sure to mention the code BabyShower in a convo to Ingrid to receive your discount.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Meet Color Splat Accents from the Winter 2010 Etsy Baby Shower

Veelana from Color Splat Accents, previously "Veelana's Designs," is a stay-at-home mom with two awesome little kids, Dorian and Lilith. Veelana says she fits her creative time around their schedule.

Color Splat Accents specializes in colorful accents for the home, suncatchers/window stars, and wall hangings/original art.  The top selling item is the rainbow suncatcher.

This is the first Etsy Baby Shower for Veelana and the lucky moms receiving gifts from Color Splat Accents will be getting special made
 "A star is born" suncatchers.

Color Splat Accents is offering free shipping within Europe! Veelana will also be giving away one suncatcher to a lucky reader! Join Veelana's facebook page, follow her on twitter and heart her shop for your chance to win.  Plus, post/blog/tweet for extra chances to win (see links below).

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Meet Polar Bear Creations from the Winter 2010 Etsy Baby Shower

Sue from  Polar Bear Creations is a stay-at-home mom of 3 great boys, happily married and currently living for 4 years in beautiful Florida before heading back to Canada. Sue, originally from Germany, was introduced to the Steiner/Waldorf Philosophy when her little sister attended a Waldorf school.  Sue fell in love with Waldorf toys; the dolls with their simple, lovely faces give children lots of room for imaginative play.  Creative playing helps children to develop nurturing and a sense of their own “self”.  Sue has always been creative, but since she had kids it has become more then just a little hobby on the side. She has many ideas for projects and hopes to turn them into reality in the near future.

PolarBearCreations specializes in Waldorf inspired dolls in a variety of sizes for different age groups and stuffed animals. Sue uses natural material in her creations, such as 100% cotton jersey knit, cotton terrycloth, cotton velour and cotton fabrics, mohair, sheep, bamboo and cotton wool and clean carded sheep wool for stuffing.  The top selling items from Polar Bear Creations are the Mini Babies, Dolls and Owls.

This is the first Etsy Baby Shower Sue has participated in.  The lucky moms receiving gifts from Polar Bear Creations will be getting Mini Babies.

Polar Bear Creations is offering free First Class domestic shipping for a single item purchase and 50% off International Priority Mail shipping until April 1, 2010.  Be sure to mention “EBS Ship” in the message to seller while checking out.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Meet Bella's Sweet Boutique from the Winter 2010 Etsy Baby Shower

Stacy from Bella's Sweet Boutique is a paralegal by day, crafter by night.  Stacy opened her Etsy shop in  January 2009 after everyone kept asking where they could buy her items.

Bella's Sweet Boutique specializes in infant and toddler tie onesies and shirts, blankets, tutus, and much more! The Tie Onesies are Stacy's top selling item.

Stacy has also participated in the Fall 2009 Etsy Baby Shower.  The two lucky moms matched with Bella's Sweet Boutique will be receiving Tie Onesies.

 Bella's Sweet Boutique is offering 10% off total purchase for blog readers (enter 'baby shower' in notes to seller).

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Birth Announcement from the House of Mouse

We'd like to welcome...

Born on January 30, 2010 at 4:26am
2.7 kilos/ 5.95 pounds

Congratulations to proud parents
Anna and Michael!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Birth Announcement from My Beautiful Girl

We'd like to welcome...


Born on January 31, 2010 at 9:45pm
7lbs 6 oz
19" inches

Congratulations to proud parents Trent and Samantha and siblings Nic, Will, and Annie!

Friday, February 12, 2010

And the Winners Are...

The winner of our blog game/giveaway was.....

SillyGooseGifts will be winning a prize from DecorativeLabels!

And the winner of the Virtual Baby Shower game/giveway is.....

Tres Belle Knits will be receiving a prize from BuggaLove!
BuggaLove and DecorativeLabels will be contacting you about your prizes.  Thanks so much to everyone for playing and for attending the Virtual Baby Shower!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Join us TODAY for the Virtual Baby Shower!

We hope you'll join us TODAY at NOON

Deniz and Jessica will both be on webcam so you can "meet" us and put some faces to the names! Whether you're planning to attend or not, we would really appreciate it if you would use facebook, twitter, blogs and other social media to promote this event! People do not need to have participated in the baby shower to come to the Virtual Baby Shower. ALL Etsy members are welcome! We have room for 100 people to join us at the Virtual Baby Shower and we'd love to have a full house!

In related news, we will choose the winner of yesterday's Blog Giveaway/Game at the shower. We'll be drawing the winner LIVE via webcam! If you entered, you must be present to win! 
Did you miss our blog game/giveaway?
Don't worry! There will also be a game/giveaway that starts at the shower!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Virtual Baby Shower is Coming - Giveaway Announced!

Hello everyone! A quick update and announcements from your hosts!  We're so pleased that many of the gifts have been sent and we've been receiving pictures of them to put in our Flickr album.  (If you haven't sent your pics yet, feel free to send them right away so we can post them!)

For the Winter 2010 Etsy Baby Shower, 
33 moms will be receiving 5 gifts each from 83 shops!  

We're seeing blogs about the baby shower and the generosity of the donating shops roll in. If you've written one, please send us a link so that we can post it here on the blog. Mommy blogs are in the right column and shop blogs are in the left column of this blog!

Last but not's almost time for the Virtual Baby Shower in the Etsy Virtual Labs.  There will be PRIZES at the baby shower for playing some hide and seek with us. We've got things for you to find in the shops that donated to the Etsy Baby Shower (see the complete list of donating shops on the right of this blog).

- ANY Etsy Member can participate in this giveaway. You do not have to have participated in the baby shower to play!
- We will only accept one entry per person.
- Each shop can only be used once as an answer.
- Each shop used must be on the donating shop list (see the complete list of donating shops in the right column of this blog)

How to Play:
- You must submit your answers to our email address no later than 11:59pm (EST) on February 10, 2010. - You must EMAIL US your name, Etsy username, and answers for all 10 questions.
- Participants who have valid answers for all 10 questions will be entered into a drawing to win a PRIZE!

- The winner will be chosen during the Virtual  Baby Shower (we'll be holding a drawing for the winner on webcam)
- YOU MUST BE PRESENT AT THE BABY SHOWER TO WIN! The Virtual Baby Shower will take place on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at NOON (Etsy Time) in the Etsy Virtual Labs.

The Game:
Find a product from the participating Etsy Baby Shower shops that might be what I am looking for.
  1. Takes a lot to keep clips in baby’s hair, I dare you to try.  Find me a hairclip that might want to fly.
  2. Takes nine months to choose a name, find something personalized for baby’s room to claim.
  3. It’s common knowledge, you should know...babies have the sweetest toes. Find me something green for babies feet.
  4. Find me a hat for a baby boy. Knit or fabric, either is a joy.
  5. Every baby needs something to cuddle. Find me a blanket with an animal you might snuggle.
  6. Lots of things for baby girl to play with, but I’m looking for a toy for a baby boy.
  7. I need something for baby’s wall. For boys or girls, could be for all.
  8. When baby spits up, you need something to catch it. Find a burp cloth and a bib to match it.
  9. I need a dress, something with yellow. Pretty dresses make baby mellow.
  10. Monsters aren’t just for Halloween. Find me something with a monster theme.

Please submit your answers in the following format:
1. I want to see a hat with pink. Pink is so cute, don't you think?

Any questions? Just email us!

Please spread the word about this giveaway and the Virtual Baby Shower! We have enough room in the Virtual Labs for 100 people to attend and we would love a full house! In addition to the game on this blog, we will have another game (with a prize!) at the baby shower!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Meet Baby Blossom Co. from the Winter 2010 Etsy Baby Shower

Baby Blossom Co. are a mother-daughter team that specializes in "baby blossoms" which are baby layette items rolled to look like flowers and placed in a pot or rolled in a blanket as a bouquet. Baby Blossom Co. "opened it's doors" in August '09 and are working to expand their business every day. The main motivation behind Baby Blossom Co. is to create a product to do two things- save the person giving the gift time that would otherwise be spent shopping and wrapping and at the same time allow them to give a gift that makes them feel proud to give.

The large pot is the best selling item from Baby Blossom Co. and the most popular color scheme is pink and brown for little girls.

This is the first Etsy Baby Shower for the mother-daughter team behind Baby Blossom Co., and one lucky mom will be receiving a neutral bouquet.

Baby Blossom Co. is offering a 10% discount for blog readers (shipping not included).  Be sure to enter code: Blossom in the message to seller when checking out. (under construction, should be up and running soon)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Meet westmama from the Winter 2010 Etsy Baby Shower

Kimberly from WestMama makes screen printed baby and toddler clothes and also uses screen printing and gocco to make cards. Kimberly uses her own illustrations, photographs or royalty-free images she has purchased.  The Bird and Tree design, Elephant design and Owl design are the top selling designs from WestMama. 

This is the first Etsy Baby Shower for Kimberly, and she will be donating screen printed infant t-shirts.

WestMama is offering free U.S. Domestic Shipping and will also be donating 10% of her proceeds to Haiti (going on indefinitely).

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Meet Sneak-A-Peek from the Winter 2010 Etsy Baby Shower

Jennifer from Sneak-A-Peak has been sewing baby items since her son was born nearly three years ago. She wanted fun prints for her son to wear with attention given to detail and sewing quality. When Jennifer couldn't find what she was looking for she made it herself.

Each item from Sneak-A-Peak is hand sewn with pride and attention to detail.  All items make a unique gift for a new parent or a thoughtful gesture to the 2nd (or 3rd) time parent.  The top selling items from Sneak-A-Peek are bibs, burp cloths and diaper caddy.

 Jennifer has also participated in the Fall 2009 Etsy Baby Shower.  The lucky moms matched with Sneak-A-Peek will receive their choice of bib or burp cloth set.