Wednesday, July 27, 2011

July/August Donations

I am sponsoring a few of my accessories for various pages on Facebook. I think word of mouth is the best form of advertisement and what better way to spread the word than SPONSORING GIVEAWAYS!

Here are the giveaways going on now:
Enter to win this adorable prize: Multicolored Dots on White - Bowtie Headband. The bow is hand crafted using quality felt and attached to a super stretchy white headband. Fits most sizes toddler - adult!

Free shipping to the US only. $4 for outside US

YOU MUST BE A FAN of Little Bowtique Shop and DoodleBoop Designs to be eligible to win this prize.

Enter HERE:​eet/viewform?formkey=dFFSS09SUlVpc3RYZjJ​kYkJSSnQ1SHc6MA

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This dainty headband was handmade using quality materials. The flower was crocheted using a peachy cream colored yarn and it is adorned with a white silk flower and cream fabric covered button in the center. It is attached to a super stretchy peachy/pink headband and fits most sizes toddler to adult. It can be worn several different ways! Double up the elastic and use it as a hair tie or even wear it as a bracelet... The possibilities are endless!!!


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Grab bag giveaway. Date to be announced!

There will be more giveaways and sponsorships listed soon. I plan to donate at least 6 items the month of August! Tell your friends because the larger my fan base grows, the more I'm able to send out FREE stuff!!!
Stay tuned,

Friday, July 22, 2011

Pot Holder and Buttered Toast

I was having fun with yarn today and made this potholder: flax & twine: World's Best Potholder
It was so fun and easy to make! I may have to start making a bunch now for Christmas presents!


I also decided I want to start making Doodle some play food so I found this:

Anybody hungry?

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Ribbon Tied Flip-Flops Tutorial

I've been wanting to post another tutorial and I recently I made a pair of these ribbon tied flip flops. 
They are just adorable and super easy to make so I thought I would make another pair and take pics along the way to share with you all!
So here's what you need:
Flip Flops
Ribbon strips (mine are 5" long)
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*Optional* yarn, black marker, strong adhesive (glue)
Notice that the thong of these is pink. I wanted black and red and I loved the zebra print.
Here's what you do:
Tie a ribbon to the post of the thong then start tying the strips across the top. You can use a pattern or just do it randomly. Experiment with different widths of ribbon. (I used 3/8" sheer, patterned and solids) You'll need a lot of strips but the amount depends on how thick/fluffy you want the shoe!
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As you tie on the strips, push them tight together. (use your judgement on what looks good) Once you get to the edges of the shoe, try it on and make sure the ribbons don't drag the ground.
I finished tying all the ribbons and still had that pink showing on either side so I got some black yarn and started wrapping the sides until I reached the sole of the shoe. I use a black Sharpie to color the edges a bit so there wouldn't be any pink showing.
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I took 3/8" ribbon and ran a strip along the edge of the shoe with an industrial strength adhesive to tie it all together. Aren't they too cute!!!
This is the first pair I made:
(even easier since the thong was black and I didn't have to hide any edges!)
The possibilities and color combos are endless. Use thick and narrow ribbons together for a unique look. Upcycle an old T-shirt by cutting into strips and tying on! I can't wait to see what you all think and I hope you will try this quick and easy project! (Let me know if you make some, I'd love to see photos!)
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Don't forget to stop by the Etsy shop for FREE SHIPPING! Going on for a limited time only! Also, stay tuned for an upcomming Giveaway and new fall items!
Until next time,

Thursday, July 14, 2011

EtsyKids Team

I am now a proud member of EtsyKids! I was accepted into the team a few weeks ago and have been really excited to participate in the forums and talk with people in my area with similar talents and intrests! It is such a great way to network... I have recently posted several EtsyKids promotional flyers in my neighborhood coffee shops and local boutiques! I hope being part of this great community of Etsyans will allow me to grow my business and meet some great people along the way!

Please show your support of EtsyKids team by visiting:

Etsy Kids

Please stay tuned for EtsyKids promotions and NEW items in my shop! I am also trying to renew a few items with updated pictures and descriptions. Use coupon code FREESHIPPING at checkout for a great deal! My way to celebrate my daughter turning 2 this weekend with everyone!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

New Items at Etsy Shop Soon...

I have a new batch of bows/headbands/accessories I've been working on and hope to get them uploaded to the Etsy shop within the next few weeks. Just need to take lots of pics! My Doodle's B-day is a little over a week away and I've finally finished getting everything together... Now to scrub the apartment from ceiling to floor!!! (Yes, I'm a neat freak and OCD about everything being "in it's right place"...) I keep a clean house and I'm proud of it!!!

Anyhow, stay tuned for new items comming soon and insight on planning my soon to be 2 year old's Birthday party! Until then...