Friday, March 14, 2008

Ultimate Blog Party!

***After getting the idea from another blogger, I've dated this post for next Friday, so it'll stay at the top of the blog for this entire week.***

Ultimate Blog Party 2008

Well, after seeing this on a couple of other blogs, I finally had to go check it out....and, it looks too fun to pass by! This is a great way to meet other happy bloggers and also a way to win numerous great prizes! I encourage you to click and check out their site, because this is TOO FUN!!

A little about me--I am a SAHM to a 5 year old boy and a 3 year old girl. It's been my lifelong goal to be a wife and mother. Before motherhood, I taught 2nd grade for 8 years. Now, my creative outlet is making custom boutique clothing for (mostly) girls and (some) boys. My blog is a place where I share about my life, my family's life, and my designs for family, friends, and customers. Thanks for stopping by!

BUT WAIT!!! Don't leave just yet! In the party spirit, I am going to do a give-away! All you have to do is leave a comment in the comments section of this post. Let me know you stopped by, and IF you are a custom boutique buyer (or may become one), let me know what you'd like to see created--fabrics you'd like used, styles you'd like to see, separates options, etc.....I want to know!

The WINNER will be chosen using a random number generator Saturday, March 15th. All comments received before 12:01 a.m. CST on the 15th will be eligible! THE PRIZE will be a custom boutique item of your choice! An outfit, a bag, burp cloths....I'm also open to suggestions that fall within reasonable boundaries (money and time)! Here are some pictures of items I have made that would fall into "reasonable boundaries."





And, OH MY, the prizes! There are so many prizes to be won (as a blogger OR as a blog reader)! My favorites (in order) are:

1. 110-3 Autographed "My Name is Not Isabella" books from Jennifer.

2. 103- Pink Brick Box Play Set from LEGO.

3. 142-Ballerina Barrette Hairclip Holder from Nissa's Niceties.

4. 119-Personalized Lunchbox from Girl, That's Cute.

5. 128- Yoga for Christians from Kathleen Marie.

6. 126-6 Designer Garage Sale Signs from Sassy Signs.

7. 113-Arbonne Pampering Basket from The Truest Thing

AND, I'd also love any of these 117, 76, 39, 60, 55!!

148 comments:

Stacey Moore said...

wow ~ what an awesome prize!! i have admired your work for quite some time now!! we are current boutique buyers for our soon to be 4 year old princess!! she is currently into anything princess with cinderella being her favorite!! we are also always on the lookout for the perfect outfit to wear to big brother's baseball games!! our party post is up so check it out if you get a chance!!
have a great weekend!! thanks so much!!

Erin said...

um...can family be entered in your contest? If so, count me in!!!

Expressions Photo said...

OK LOOOVVVEEE your stuff..and these would be adorable for the portraits I do! I will have to spread the word and take a better peak at your site. I may add you to my list of resources for great places to shop for trendy portrait outfits!

A Woman Who is: said...

Beautiful children's cloths. I would love to be including in your drawing. I am a new grandmother and I am always shopping for my little Eden.
Stop on by my blog if you get a chance to see the cutest little baby in the whole wide world:]
Who knew being a grandmother was the best ever!

Amy said...

Wow! Your children's clothes are just fabulous! And the purse is super cool too! Way to go!

Happy partying this week!

Lisa said...

Thanks for stopping by my site I am loving the blog party and finding great blogs out there. Your clothes are beautiful. It must be fun to make clothes for angels! I do go to sew on a button. Have a great weekend!!

Queen Bee, Veronica said...

I love love love your products!! I really hope that I win - my dd would love your dresses and outfits! She is such a girlie girl! You are soo talented! I hope that you stop over to my blog party!!

http://www.polkadotbumblebee.com

MomOf3 said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! It is nice to e-meet you! Please sign me up for your give away! How pretty! :)

a frog in my soup said...

I love the bag/purse idea! With so many boys in the house I like to have feminine things for myself sometimes!

As far as your question about being or becoming a boutique shopper . . . they typically offer products for babies, women or girls and since I have 6 grubby little boys I have to be very functional and practical! However, if I had a girl (have to wait for grandbabies on that one though) I would definitely consider it!

Blessings,
Shera

katef - www.picklebums.com said...

Oh my goodness your clothes are simply gorgeous! I live in Australia so postage would be a killer so need to enter me but I just had to comment to say how talented you are!

hazel said...

Welcome to the party! I love all your fabrics and designs! Pick me!!!
Giveaway at my site too.
hand painted gifts!!!

momoftwinz said...

Your stuff is SO cute! Thanks for checkin' out my blog as well! I do shop boutiques now and then mostly for tights, hair clips, shoes, and sale clothing. Some items that I have seen lately that are so cute are ladybug prints and sailorish-type outfits. So glad to find your blog!! Have a fun week!

Janice said...

Holy crap you are mt new best friend. I love your blog, but I love it more that you are a clothing designer, isn't that like every little girls dream? I am so jealous, I love your designs as well. They are marvelous.. So enter me into your contest for sure.

So far you are my favorite...shhhhh dont tell.
I am going to blog roll you.. is that cool?

Anonymous said...

I love all of your work..I adore boutique unique clothing! I would love love to win something from your designs! Thanks for offering this to all of your readers..I would happy with anything you create!
Ashley Felts

Morgan Leigh said...

:) Wow. Awesome prize! :) Thanks for stopping by my party! :)

Melanie said...

Thanks for stopping by and visiting with me! It's so very nice to meet you!

I LOVE your designs!

Jus Shar Designs said...

Great blog!

This blog party was so much fun last year...this year should be just as good.

Check out my blog sometime when you get the chance. :-)

Tamster said...

I love your work! Ok I gotta do this party too..would love to win...keeping my fingers crossed! Tammy H

Island Girl said...

Great blog! I've added you to my RSS feeds. I love your garments! Just beautiful!

Judy @ In His Grip said...

Just wanted to check out your party and absolutely love your clothing line. I actually had a children's clothing line about 15 years ago that had fun applique too. As my children grew my business did too and now I have a custom drapery workroom.

Berezay said...

Oh my land....you have a talent! Your designs are so fun and sweet! I'm glad you decided to come to the party!

BrineS said...

Such beautiful designs! How lovely!


I'm inviting you to party with me!

Win some chocolate from my-sister-in-law and I...we blog about CHOCOLATE...me from Australia...and her from Michigan. Here's the link: http://thechocolistas.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

What am I doing in Australia? I married an Aussie...and moved to Brisbane, leaving my family and friends and all the right-side-of-the-road drivers in America.

Win a handmade pocket place mat from my blog Comfort Joy Designs. Here's the link:
http://comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

Want to know more about life in Australia? Visit my A Cup of Joy site where I keep up with my family and friends in America. Here's the link:
http://acupofjoy.wordpress.com/

Happy Partying!

ChristiS said...

wow! You do beautiful work! Hm, I love plaids and toille if I win! LOL I have boys, so how about some plaid shorts for our cruise this summer?! Seriously. Let me know what you might charge for those, if you could do 'em!

I teach first grade, so nice to meet a teacher from another life! LOL :D

Madison*Boutique said...

Nice to hear that you are feeling better. I am a current boutique buyer and of course I love your creations. :) You already know what type of fabrics I like.

Have a great week.
Annie

Kristin said...

Adorable clothes! I enjoy sewing for my little girl, also, but I'm still learning. I think I love it so much because I can actually complete a project and see the end results - other things in my day I just pick up again the next, caring for kids, cleaning, you know. I LOVE Amy Butler fabric! And I've been wanting to make something with Alexander Henry's light blue estee fabric - do you know that one? Stop by my party, too!

danetteb said...

Hi Bella Tessa,

It's nice meeting you. You have some wonderful designs, my oldest loves to mix and match her clothes for her own style. Are your bags good for the beach?

Hugs, Danette

Kindra said...

If I had a girl I would be in trouble!! You have beautiful stuff! I am blessed with 2 wonderful boys. So I would love to have the purse if I one the contest! Keep up the great work! I love your blog and saved to my favorites on mine! Thanks!

nannydeprived said...

Hello! Thanks for stopping by my party! I've never bought custom clothing before but I've always loved it. I just started sewing myself and have made some tote bags, pillowcase dress shirts and booties. Maybe some day I'll be able to make the beautiful stuff you make. I love the first outfit on your little girl! Good luck!
Amanda

wondermommy said...

I love the stuff that you make. It is so cute. I sew for my daughter, but haven't branched out to sell yet. It was great to find your site, and so nice of you to do a giveaway. Thanks for stopping by my party!

Steph said...

Wanted to stop by and say Hi and that your stuff is spectacular, you are very talented!!

louiseb130 said...

What lovely things you have!

jenny said...

i realy love the stuff its realy cool and cute i verry much would love to win this

gunzie said...

Waaw, I lobe your designs!!!
It would be great to win this prize for my daughter!!!

ann dot guns at mac dot com

mverno said...

i'm here great blogg yourthe bomb

Anonymous said...

Love your contest!
Elaine
emrosser@shaw.ca

Anonymous said...

Wow!!

Brunette said...

Hey... I am party hoppin and stopped by your blog. This is my first visist here and so far has been awesome. I love your designs. My daughter is 7 and when the warm weather hits, she is all about the spring dresses. Off to browse some more.

snowmermaid said...

Beautiful, original designs. I would add some Asian influences with the China Olympics approaching-the influence is even in interior design among other products.

guysrose said...

What beautiful things you have created! For our little girl, I love anything traditional; pink & frilly all the way.

ezmerelda said...

You have the most amazing designs. I would love to win something cute for my 2-year-old neice. She is a toddler with a mean sense of style.

jennmalan said...

Your children's clothes are just fabulous. really really like them. my friend told me about your site. glad i found ya

EmiliaV said...

Shop-a-holic mom from Finland wants to say HI! and take part in your contest if it´s possible.

Mom2Girls~Christina said...

Your clothing is beautiful. Looks kinda like baby nay and my daughter wears that a lot. I would love to be entered into your contest. Enjoy the party!!

leo-lass said...

AWESOME is the word I'd use describing such sophisticated items....hard to believe it's for children@! It's evident that the fabrics are hand-picked with lots of care. I can really use that sweet Victorian style brown fabric tote with alphabet & little girls on it.

Lesha said...

Very nice! :)

dolls123 said...

The outfits are too cute.

dolls123 (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Your clothing took me back to when my daughter's were young and I would sew every stitch of clothing they wore. Now I have a grandaughter and she would really enjoy wearing your clothes.

annest@telus.net

Meredith said...

Yes! I'm a boutique buyer! I love the fact that the things are made with love and talent and not in some sweat shop!You have lovely spring clothes. The only thing I'd like to see more of is even the spring pant sets and dresses in larger girl sizes.

peg42 said...

What a wonderful boutique you have. Some wonderful clothing, unique and adorable. I'm going to become a custom boutique buyer. I love your site and the items that you have. Thank you so much for offering this giveaway and for the awesome prize. I love your site. Thanks.

Marissa said...

Your creations are cute, I haven't bought anything from this site before... but that may soon change now that I found you! :)
Thanks,
Marissa :)
md-sweeps (at) hotmail (d0t) com

Natascha Fawthrop said...

What original and beautiful clothing. Keep up the great work!

aimee said...

i love ur clothes! i also love color combos of pale pink and choc brown! i hope i win.

gcuvier said...

I do buy boutique clothing for my daughter; she would adore a twirly skirt like the one shown in your etsy shop. Nice work.

Trendy Tots said...

Your stuff is beautiful! I am definitely a boutique buyer and would love one of your bags!!

Teri said...

That is so awesome! I love your outfits and the purses are too cute! :) Thanks so much!

jessh1218 said...

super cute designs!

Casey H said...

Please enter me to win! This is irresistable!
num1twinkie at yahoo dot com

Miranda said...

Please enter me thanks

lilysmum said...

The outfits are beautiful! I would love to win one for my little angel Lily Rose. Just beautiful! Thanks for the chance.

Amy Tindall said...

These outfits are so fashionable. The combinations and designs are perfect! I would like to see perhaps, more retro fabric. I just stumbled upon the site and am definetely going to frequent it! Thanks.

tindall68@hotmail.com

Little Piddles said...

Your designs are beautiful! With two girls who are obsessed with dresses I'd love to enter this giveaway:) If you stop over my party I have a hair clip party favor for the 1st 20 visitors:)

www.littlepiddles.blogspot.com

Tam said...

Your blog looks great Jennifer:)

Kari said...

I love this blog! Your clothes are amazing! I have been buying custom items on ebay since my now 12 yr old daughter was 5. I have two boys who are younger whom I've also bought custom for. I've love to win any of your items!!

Our Winning Circle said...

How adorable!

Kindra said...

Where are you from in Nebraska?! I grew up in Deshler. Small world! Hope everyone is feeling better at your house! We are all sick too more than once this winter. YUK! Thanks for visiting my blog!

idahomom said...

Your clothes are amazing. I could so see my little one wearing them. Thanks for the contest.

jennem said...

I have not been a custom boutique buyer, but may become one soon, as my daughter is a fussy dresser. I love lots of pieces that can be mixed and matched, because then I can allow her to dress herself knowing she will still look good. Especially layer-able pieces like jumpers, skirts, leggings, etc. We love bright colors and patterns--hot pink, lime green, orange, yellow...

quiltingreader said...

I may become one. I love that bag.

jeffreynmichelle said...

Love your clothes! They are super cute!! I'm not currently a custom boutique buyer, but plan on being one in the future. My favorite color combos for my daughter are pink/green & pink/brown.

Anonymous said...

I would love to see more Pink/Brown and Sea Green/Navy Blue combos. Hair bows for girls, little ties for boys!

mogrill@comcast.net

Elizabeth said...

I stopped by for the Blog Party! I would love to win your giveaway and get one of those adorable dresses for my little girl, or maybe a tote bag for me :)

Stop by MomReviews if you'd like to enter my giveaways!

Plucky Moms said...

Welcome to the Party! Great Blog!

Be sure to visit Plucky Moms.. leave a comment, join our forum, and more!
I'd love to blogroll with you!

Rachel said...

I am just gaga over that outfit in the third photo down!! Oh my. I checked out your shops, too, and you have some really wonderful things. I can't say I'd want you to do anything differently! Personally, I am less into the ruffly pants, appliqu├ęs, etc(and by less, I mean I still admire them, but am not likely to spend the money on them), and more into the lots of layered skirts and dresses look. Either way, I am all about beautiful fabrics, and you certainly utilize them :)


wiredalive at hotmail dot com

Nissa said...

I love your designs! Sooo cute!
My little princess would look so cute in one of your dresses, or maybe skirt & top separates.. It's tough!

Happy Partying!! (I'm happy you favorited my prize, too! Thanks!)

LIDARKSIDE said...

Very nice! Our daughter is such a girly girl and thinks she is a princess. A princess-like dress just sets off our daughter.

Rory said...

I am a long time admirer of your work and don't have any suggestions except keep up the good work!!

rosidentevil said...

thank you for the great contest

enter me please

pethof (at) gmail (dot) com

love the children's clothes

Joanne said...

Your clothes are lovely. I have a boy, but I have nieces that I love to spoil! Have you ever been to Italy? Come on over and we'll party Italian style!

Andrea said...

Your clothing is SO adorable! We are having a baby girl in 3 months, so I'm in dire need of some girly stuff since our first baby was a boy! :)

it's me, Val said...

Love your things and they'd be perfect for my photography biz. You have a lot of entries . . . but perhaps I have a chance of winning? Have a great party!!

Anonymous said...

The designs are just so lovely, I would also like to see some more designs for bigger princesses

hollibobolli said...

Dear Lord - I want to win an outfit... Faith would look so cute!!!! ARGH!!!!

Jennifer Fosberry said...

Your stuff is beautiful. I love the fabrics and the slight aristic design. So cute. Thanks also for wanting my book. Let me guess - daughter named Isabella?

Bonggamom said...

What gorgeous designs! I hope I win :)

nor_lou said...

those girl clothes are so cute the first and third are my faves.

angelaandconnor at gmail.com said...

Wow.. really great stuff!! Do you do anything for boys?!

I blogged you on Prizeatron!
http://www.prizeatron.com

kailani said...

You have some really cute items in your boutique. Very talented! Please enter me.

Betsy said...

Such cute items! Thanks for the contest!

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous stuff!

malleycc said...

WOW how beautiful. You have such gorgous outfits. Thanks for the chance to win. And also have a great blog party.

Anonymous said...

Your creations are simply amazing! I try to find unique outfits for my 4 year old daughter - and you have mastered that look. I am bookmarking your site. I also have a 1 year old son and am always on the lookout for more unique items for him. Any cute rock out outfits for boys????

Anonymous said...

Just left the comment - and then didn't include my info. SORRY - Jodi - jtheirl@consolidated.net

bison61 said...

beautiful girl's outfits-I sure could use that bag/tote

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

-TNChick- said...

Truly beautiful designs! I'd love to enter to win! =)

blog (at) tnchick.com

Eden's Mom said...

Hey! Love your designs! I would love to see fabrics by Joel Dewberry on your little girls clothes. What great idea it is to have a blog party!

Amy said...

Beautiful designs. I am a sometimes boutique buyer, when I find the right thing for my daughter. aewalls425@hotmail.com

Shelly said...

You are so talented! I love the top outfit - cute and girly but not prussy!

Doreen said...

Lovely outfits!! Beautiful designs!

k_cook33 said...

The easter bunny jumper is the cutest thing I've ever seen!!! Please pick me, my daughter would LOVE this!!!

Bunny B said...

Just dropping by the say Happy Partying! :)

crochetdlane said...

WOW what beautiful prizes! Your work is just AMAZING!! I am a boutique buyer of 2 little girls ages 3 and 12 months. The girls love just about anything girlie! My oldest adores Princesses, and cupcakes! If you ever get a chance, please come and stop by my blog and leave a comment! I am also hosting a free giveaway! ;)

Eden's Mom said...

Oops forgot to leave my info in my comment:

www.blisscouturebaby.etsy.com

Thanks!

Amy W said...

I love your stuff, especially that first outfit, very cute...

Rachel and Jacob said...

lovely things, i have no little girl but lovely bags too!
NIce to meet you!!happy party!!
PLease stop by my page , Im giving away a prize!!
rachelashmoreatgmaildotcom
www.jacobandrachel.blogspot.com

jodene said...

What beautiful clothes!

Danielle said...

Nice to meet you! Love your bags!
dansna826 at yahoo.com

kdkdkd said...

I love these type of contests because I get to discover so many new wonderful things for my kids. I love clothes and bags made with bold, bright, funky fabric. It is almost impossible to find unique clothes and toys here in Iowa, the Internet is my window to the world. Great contest, thanks

Tara said...

Beautiful children's cloths. I would love to be including in your drawing. Have you ever considered making tutus of some kind? Or princess-y type stuff? So cute.

taradawnrobertson at hotmail dot com

Dimple Queen said...

You are so very talented...beautiful clothes. I would love to enter for this prize. My precious 3 yr old would love one of your dresses!!

PamperingBeki said...

Ohh pick me pick me! :) I love your things.

Happy Blog party!

Mollie said...

I just discovered a resell of one of your items on ebay by accident, and fell in love with the oriental flavor of it!
I am not currently a custom boutique clothing shopper for my youngest princess (just turned 1). I have bought quite a few custom boutique accessories, though... like bows, diapering items, bibs, ect.
I love outfits with asian design in mind. The one I discovered had a crossover top, a floral twirl skirt with a petticoat, and the obi/sash. Pink and brown is my favorite color combination. I'm really into pettiskirts, as well.

Krista said...

That bag is so cute! I like all your girly clothes, but... unfortunately I have a boy! ;)

KohensMomma said...

I'd love to see BOY stuff!! But for girls, I love bright colors and lots of bold shapes!

Lilith Silvermane said...

I love this! Such cute clothes, and I have 5 girls so... any number of them would love this!

Great giveaway!

lilbabypug said...

love the clothes. my princess is a bit young yet (5 month old grand daughter) but she sure will look cute in some of these things a bit later.

Crystal said...

Thanks for stopping by my party post! I absolutely LOVE your clothing. They are SO cute.

crystalf said...

You make such cute outfits! Thank you!!

Ann said...

Hi there,

I found your blog through Baby Faith's blog.
Wow, those clothes are amazing.
Nice to meet you. :)

~Ann

Tammy said...

That is boutique clothing at its best, the only kind I ever had for my daughter was the hand me down or gifted kind! I always find there is a lot less "boutique" style clothing for boys out there. Some short sleeved dress shirts would be so cute. thanks for the chance

Boutique Flair said...

Your designs are GORGEOUS!!!

Miranda23 said...

You have made some gorgeous things! I'd love to be entered into your giveaway as well!

silverbele said...

I love the purse

Sarah said...

Hey fellow party goer! You have some super cute things going on here! Isn't this great meeting all these folks from all over??

I would love to win your contest...and you should check out mine, too~

TTFN!

Jinxy & Me said...

Just hanging out in the party and came by to say "Hi". The things in your boutique are so pretty! Hope you get a chance to come by and visit me before the party is over!

strawberry3d said...

great clothing,nice website,and nice calm colors.

mar said...

You are most talented - thank you for the contest

Selene M. Bowlby said...

Wow! Your designs are Beautiful!!!

That's a great prize too - I'd love to be entered into the drawing. Thanks!

vboackle said...

love all the designs

Janne said...

What ADORABLE clothing designs!

Thanks for stopping by my party. :)

sherri419 said...

Your clothes are fantastic!!! It must be nice to be that creative. My niece would flip over your stuff. She is a 3 year old diva who has been choosing her own clothes since she was old enough to sit up in the shopping cart. If she don't want it, you don't buy it.

heather barrie said...

I am just stumbling into this boutique world and finding so many adorable things! I love your little outfits - and I know either of my two angels would love wearing them. Enter me for sure! :) heatherbarrie@live.com

blueviolet said...

You have wonderfully artistic designs!

toyota said...

Just a note to let you know I stopped by and visited a while. please enter me in you contest. thanks.

carissaad said...

Great blog and designs!

aharris007 said...

Oh my gosh!!! I have fell in love with this site!!! I want some of these clothes for my little girl, I has a hard time finding things, but subscribed to the newsletter, maybe that will help, I am not the best at these thing, but I LOVED the outfit featured on the link, it is the 3rd one down, it is the 2 piece outfit, pink top with shirt that has ruffels at the bottom, she is waring the pink shoes in the picture, but I couldnt find where to see the price, I need help!!! I just gotta have this!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE !! enter me!! with four kids at home this would come in great for my Sophie!!! The dress is almost!!!! as beatiful as she is and they would make a perfect pair!!!

bndraldy said...

Hello - nice to meet you! This is such a nice way to meet new friends!!! I'm glad I stopped by! I love the quality and uniqueness of the products!
I have to go check out UBP next! Happy Blog party!
Thanks for the chance to win!

hammielover1 said...

I was here, but now I'm gone. I read your blog and carried on. Don't forget me in the contest. Thanks.

k_cook33 said...

Your stuff is beautiful!!! I have a 3 year old daughter and she would love to wear one of your outfits!! Hope I win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Anonymous said...

so chic and signer savy at reasonable prices. How GREAT!!!!! Best of luck to all who enter. Thanks

Anonymous said...

so chic and signer savy at reasonable prices. How GREAT!!!!! Best of luck to all who enter. Thanks

purango said...

I am visiting your website. I may become a custom boutique buyer. I would purchase products for special occasions such as holidays-Easter, Christmas etc. dresses, hats etc. in silk etc.

Starshine3 said...

Greetings!~ Wow, I love your designs, and what a generous giveaway for the UBP! I am a boutique buyer, but since my little girls are out of the toddler sizes, it's much harder to find new outfits and dresses for them :( So now I mainly shop for myself :D Things I am interested in are Asian-inspired designs and fabrics. For my girls, kimono-style dresses and tops would be perfect. Myself, I'm looking for a large custom tote or messenger bag in an asian print. You have a great talent, thanks again!

Anonymous said...

please enter me..im not a buyer but i wanna be one :)

klp1965@verizon.net

jmahurin40 said...

cute clothes! please enter me in your contest!

rosannepm said...

I am not a buyer but like to read people's blogs. I lovethe products on yours
rosans4@insightbb.com

Timothy said...

wow what an awesome prize!!

lilyk said...

Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!

Storm said...

Still hopping from blog to blog... my goal is to post at each blog at least once. Nice to meet you. Happy blogging!