Monday, June 28, 2010

Meet Shannon from Gillyweeds

Hi!  My name is Shannon Gilbride, and I'm the wahm behind Gillyweeds.  I am a busy mom of six, who loves to crochet, knit, and scrapbook.  My love of these things led me to open my shop on Etsy.  I make hand knitted and crocheted children's clothing, diapering woolens, and other items.  I offer hand made greeting cards for all occasions, as well as the Gillyweeds Bottoms Up Crocheted soaker pattern.

This is my first time participating in the shower, and I'm very excited to be a part of it!  For the baby shower, I crocheted a wool soaker and hat, perfect for a newborn.  Wool makes a wonderful, naturally breathable and waterproof barrier, keeping baby cool in the summer, and warm in the winter.  It is naturally antiseptic, meaning it only needs washing when it is visibly soiled, saving on laundry!  Diaper covers and clothing made of wool keep baby dry, and can be used over cloth diapers, as well as disposable. 

You can find Gillyweeds at,, and on Facebook:   Check out the Etsy HC Street Team blog I am a member of as well, for some other wonderful wahms who have both Etsy and Hyenacart shops:

I am taking a short summer break, but I will be using my Facebook page to announce my Fall specials.  Please connect with Gillyweeds today!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Birth Announcment!

We'd like to welcome...


Born on June 12, 2010
3:45 PM
7 lbs 3 oz
20.5 inches

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Meet Cindy from Embroidery By Cindy

My name is Cindy and I'm mom to a 3 year-old daughter and am expecting a baby in December.  A few years ago I got an embroidery machine so that I could make cute shirts and things for my daughter.  Soon I was getting requests to make things for her little friends.  Last year I expanded my business to Etsy and Facebook and became a member of EtsyKids.

Embroidery By Cindy offers personalized embroidered and appliqued items for babies and children, including birthday shirts, sibling sets, and
 monogrammed bodysuits and baby bloomers.  I have many designs and fonts available, and love creating custom items.

This is the second Etsy Baby Shower that I have participated in.  This season I donated an applique whale  bodysuit.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Birth Announcment!

We'd like to welcome...


Born at home on March 27, 2010
4:03 AM
8 lbs 13 oz
20.5 inches

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Meet Cortney from Cort's Things

Hi! I am Cortney from Cort’s Things. I am a stay at home mom of 2 and I started making things for my 9 year old daughter because I have a hard time finding things I like for her. Soon people started asking me to make things for them and I eventually decided to open a shop. I plan on adding lots of new things this year and I am very excited to grow and expand my shop.

I donated a bib to 2 expecting moms for this baby shower. I love my bibs because they are soft and reversible which means you actually get 2 bibs in 1.

                       Side 1                                                     Side 2

In honor of the Etsy Baby Shower I will be offering FREE shipping on any order placed through August using the code "Etsy Baby Shower" in the Message to Seller section at checkout.

You can find me on
Facebook at
Etsy at

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Announcing the Winner of the Blog Giveaway



Jessica from BuggaLove will be in touch about your prize! Thanks so much for everyone who entered!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Meet Kristen from Banana Bottoms Cloth Diapers

Hi, I’m Kristen from Banana Bottoms Cloth Diapers.  I am a SAHM to 4 children and got started making cloth diapers when my oldest was born.  I love to use bamboo and organic cotton fabrics and find these to be a fantastic fabric choice for cloth diapering. I have started offering cloth training pants, which are a big hit and have recently added organic blankets and burp cloths and eco friendly cloth play scenes for the bigger kids. 

This is my second time participating in the Etsy Baby Shower and this time around I donated a burp cloth made from Cloud9’s organic cotton ‘Meadow’ print. It is generously sized at approximately 10” by 15” and can even serve as a changing pad in a pinch.  It is backed with a thick and soft certified organic cotton flannel making this a perfect addition to an eco-friendly layette. 

I am looking forward to expanding my organic layette selections, as well as expanding my natural and eco-friendly toys collection, in time for the holiday season.

Through the end of July, my organic blankets and burp cloths are on sale.

You can find me:

Monday, June 21, 2010

Meet Darlene from Darcey Lane Designs

Hi, I'm Darlene from  Darcey Lane Designs.  I’m a SAHW, who watches her grandsons (Joey 2 ½ and Tyler 1) during the week.  I have two granddaughters  Jordyn 4 and Madyson  1.  I have a great husband.  My passion is sewing for kids, but that doesn't stop me there,  I also do interior sewing like window treatments, pillows and table runners.
 I have been sewing  and selling online for almost 4 years.  I started out making birthday  dress/ outfits for little girls and some boys.  I let the parents tell me what they want (color, theme etc.) and we go from there.  This has been my biggest seller.  I want to start selling more dresses and outfits.
This is the first time I have participated in the Etsy baby Shower.  I gave gifts to two babies, a boy and a girl.  I made a bath towel and with his name on it for the boy.  For the little girl, I made a pair of pink Sassy Ruffle Bloomers.  Every little girl needs some ruffles.
I will be participating  in a sale with GA Etsy team  in June but don’t know the date as yet.  But I will give a discount to anyone reading this blog, be sure to mention “baby shower” while checking out. 

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Meet Judi from Tiki Tales

Judi from TikiTales is an illustrator, author self-publisher, designer and single mom and lives on Maui with her beautiful baby boy. She is also an independent high school teacher. Her students have included legendary watermen Matt Meola, Alex Mussolini, Ian Gentil & Kai Lenny, as well as sons of legendary musicians Willie Nelson and Pat Simmons (Doobie Brothers), and Metallica & Tragically Hip Producer Bob Rock's children.
Her children's books, and line of original patchwork Hawaiiana blankets & fine linens, plus boutique baby clothes & accessories are stocked in specialty stores across the Hawaiian islands.
Judi's "When I am Quiet on O'ahu" was nominated for a Reader's Choice Award and her "When I am Quiet on Maui" was selected for the 2006 and 2007 Maui Film Festival Celebrity Gift Baskets. Both are top-rated 5 out of 5 shakas by Joseph Bean of Maui Weekly. Her books were also selected for gift baskets for the Hawaii State Society's inaugural ball for President Obama in DC!

When she is not teaching, painting, writing, or sewing, Judi travels to island schools, stores and libraries and shares stories about the islands' rare, unusual and endangered species.
TikiTales features a collection of Tiki Tales & Cheeky Tales books, Happy Honu Comfort Gear clothing and linens, plus Hawaiian Sandwishes... all hand crafted on Maui with aloha. Some of the top selling products include the Luau twirly skirt, and "When I am Quiet on O'ahu" children's book.
This is the first Etsy Baby Shower for TikiTales. Judi will be donating two sets of a Travel silky and the just released Cheeky Tales "Absolutely Awesome Island Animals in Hawaiian & English" baby board book autographed by Cooper Riley.

Judi has offered blog readers free shipping and buy one, get one of equal or lesser value 50% off anything in her Etsy shop! Be sure to mention you saw the feature on the Etsy Baby Shower Blog in the message to seller portion when checking out.
facebook fan page under construction: TikiTales

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Meet Melissa from Sqrl & Bee Studio

My name is Melissa and I'm the Sqrl of Sqrl & Bee Studio! I'm a graphic designer (I love doing custom birth announcements!) and fiber artist. And I love doing both equally. I got to participate as both a giver and a receiver here with the Etsy Baby shower. Since I'm due first with my first baby in July - it's a girl!  And it's been a lot of fun. Here in the studio we make all kinds of things but I mostly work in fiber - wool mostly.Bright colors, simple forms, and adorable faces simply popped out of the wool and felting needles right into my hands! They are made from sustainably farmed wool and colored with non-toxic dyes — so they are friendly to both kids and the environment. I would have to say my best selling product would be my mobiles.

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