Thursday, October 14, 2010

Updated Etsy Treasury

We have updated our etsy treasury!!! This means that there are some new items out there that would be PERFECT for a little one. There are so many adorable things it is always hard just choosing a few but I think the selection we have is perfect for the gift giving season.

Make sure to stop by and check it out. And let us know what your favorite items are!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Another Beautiful Day!!

The Gloria Dei Market was yesterday and while it wasn't quite as busy as everyone hoped it was a good day for meeting new people and getting some great new connections. The costumes seem to be going well. Everyone loved the fairy costume, it definitely drew people in :) The next step for us is our open house in November. We have a lot to do to get ready but we have two other businesses agreeing to sell their items so we're sure to have a great time and a good turn out.

After a busy market I should be inside sewing but the weather is too nice and yesterday very demanding so I'm sitting outside typing instead :) It's already the middle of October and the weather is still 80 and sunny. My parents came to stay with us for the weekend and it was a blast having them here. My mom (who helps sew for our shop) came to the craft show with me and we had a really good time. I think it was fun for her to see people enjoying the products she had spent time sewing.

Well that's all for today. There is still so much that needs to get done. I hope everyone in Iowa is enjoying the sunny weather by spending it outdoors :)

Monday, October 4, 2010

My Favorite Time of Year

This weekend my sister and I decided to go home and visit the family. We had a delightful weekend shopping, enjoying the cool outdoors and spending time with them. My mom and I even had an opportunity to do some sewing. We now have three ADORABLE little girl aprons for our market this Saturday. Each apron also has a matching doll apron. They are going to make a perfect gift for some little girl this Christmas.

Our etsy shop needs some MAJOR updating but we are going to wait till after our market. Check our etsy shop some time next week to see the new items we have :) We are now entering the holidays and it gets difficult to pick and choose what to make. Everything is just so cute!!

Stay tuned for more information coming soon about our updated etsy site. If you are in the Grimes IA area this Saturday stop by the Gloria Dei Arts festival. We'll be there along with 63 other completly handmade vendors. The perfect place to purchase those one of a kind christmas gifts.

Happy October!!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

New Etsy Treasury!!!!

Here is a new LOVELY treasury full of bright and beautiful things. There are so many wonderful etsy sellers it was hard to choose just a few. I love the felt food and the bright felt clock. Both would be adorable for any child's play room. I also really love the stuffies. I'm seriously considering purchasing one for a friend of mine and her new baby. What a wonderful way to fall asleep at night, with a handmade, minky giraffe in bold colors.

There is so much going on here today. Not only am I trying to finish school so I can graduate this fall but we are prepairing for a new market in October. The market sounds like it's going to be a blast with handmade vendors from all over Iowa. We can hardly wait. This does mean that I need to step up the sewing game just a bit. I have one costume done and one in the works. Tonight it looks like I'll be watching re runs of Greys Anatomy and cutting out fabric.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Leaves are changing...fall is coming

Fall is by far my favorite time of year. I love the way the leaves change color and the weather gets cooler. I always find the neatest sweaters to wear and I love all the various styles of boots you can find in stores. It's an obsession but what can you do.

Sewing dresses and little boy overalls was fun but I am very much looking forward to sewing costumes, sweaters, jackets and leggings. The colors being seen this year are pale pinks, soft grays, blacks, camo and shades of brown. We here at Lil Bow Peep Creations are looking forward to mixing in our own burst of flavor with colors like plum, burnt red and vintage blue.

Glitter covers our floor as we busily sew costumes like ladybugs, doctor outfits and fairy dresses with wings. This could perhaps be another reason I love fall; the costumes. Katie and I were just thinking the other day about the many costumes my mom made for us when we were younger. There is something we still miss about being able to dress up all the time perhaps that's why we have gone into the business of designing little fanciful things for babies and children to wear.

But I should go. There is so much to do before our market in October and so very little time. We have posted a discussion on our facebook page (lil bow peep creations). Check out our page and leave your comment!!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Review and Giveaway!!!

Frugal for my Friends is hosting a review of Lil Bow Peep burp cloths and hosting a giveaway!!!! Make sure to stop by and check it out :)
Hello everyone!!! I hope that you all are having a fabulous 4th :) The weather is warm and sticky and thankfully the rain has held off. Well we here at Lil Bow Peep are busy getting ready for our open house. We have two weeks left and LOTS to do.

This weekend we took care of two small boys (age 4 and 6) They were definitely a hand full. Kate and I thought it would be good practice taking care of them and working on the business for when we have kids. After turning the sun room into a lego pit, the dining room table into a fabric and sewing mecca, spending 30 min of every day applying sunscreen (15min for each boy), 4 hours of the total weekend swimming and 3 hours prepairing meals and snacks we have decided to wait a bit on the children and simply enjoy the business :)

This last week we also had some friends stoping by to view our merchandise. This gave my sister and I the perfect opportunity to practice setting up our display for the open house. We came up with some really great ideas that we are very excited about and can't wait to share!!!

Tonight the boys are gone and we are once again enjoying peace and quiet in the home. We have the tv on to our favorite shows, the sewing section of the house once again all organized and the snacks all ready to go. We'll keep you updated about the open house and the new products we are creating. Hope you all enjoy a wonderful evening and see some awesome fireworks :)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

UPDATE!!!! :)

It has been WAY too long since we last updated our blog :) There is just so much going on!! This June we are once again attending Market Days in Des Moines. If you didn't get a chance to attend last month you should definitely drop by this month. It was super great and there were SO many unique shops to stop by!!!

Getting ready for Market Days has kept us pretty busy. We have added a couple of new items into our product list as well as updated a few of our old ones. We are very excited about the direction everything is taking :)

This month we have an extra hand in the sewing process. My grandma has come for an extended stay and has been helping us sew our products. She has been an invaluable asset to us at this busy time of year. (for some reason spring and summer equate baby showers) Even as I write this she is hard at work putting together some of our new burp cloths.

My sister (and partner in crime) is getting her car seat technician's license so she can legally install car seats and give advice on the proper car seat needed. She is very excited and I am SO proud of her. Soon I hope she will be dishing out advice to our readers on car seats. Believe me she has a lot to share :)

Anyways, I better get back to sewing. I just wanted to send out a quick update on what's been going on here. I hope you all have an opportunity to check out our new products in our etsy shop!!!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Getting Ready for Market Days

May Market in Des Moines is getting closer every day! We have begun the process of getting ready which involves creating and making 66 items. We will have bibs, burp cloths, clothing, wet bags, blankets, felt food, baby wraps, booties, sets, pacifier clips and sippy leashes. I don't think there is anything we are not making. The good news is that we have wonderful family and friends who have been nice enough to volunteer their time to help us. We hope Market Days will be full of fun!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Mistakes Happen Even to Us

We currently have our sewing "Shop" set up near a bunch of windows. During the springtime we have a lot of asian beetles that like to congregate on our windows. A few of them had made it onto our windowsill and we had a great idea that we would just suck them up with the vacuum. Emily got the vacuum out and began. All of the sudden she starts screaming. I ran into the room to see her standing over the vacuum looking into it. She had sucked up a baby bootie. We laughed so hard. We quickly rescued it from the vacuum and threw it into the wash. Oops! We all make mistakes, even us who really wish we didn't.

Check out our Products

We have many opportunities to check out our products. Below is a list of ways you can support to view Lil' Bow Peep Creations.

1. Vote! Head over to Handmade Minnesota Blog and vote for the May Challenge. Lil' Bow Peep Creations entered a set for the May Challenge which was "sassy". Follow the link and vote! The winner will receive their shop featured on Handmade Minnesota Blog and etsy!

2. Visit us at Market Days! We will be selling our products this year at Market Days in Des Moines. It is right next to the Des Moines Farmer's Market. Stop on out to see us and to view our products. Check out this website for more information.

3. If you are near Shoreview, MN, stop in to the public library. Some of our products will be on display through the month of May!

Remember to check out our etsy shop for new products!

The Ladies at Lil' Bow Peep Creations
Katie and Emily

Some of our Awesome Products!

The Big Change

We have recently changed our blog over! We will be posting some of our old posts that may interest you. This will be the new home for Lil' bow Peep Creations Blog!!!

The Ladies from Lil' Bow Peep Creations
Katie and Emily