Monday, May 30, 2011

Kriner Creations- Bambino hats!

For starters, this shop is having a memorial day sale- so if you see something you love in this post, head over to her shop and snag it at a great price!

So not only I am excited to show you all the adorable hats and photo props that Jeanelle creates, but we get to look at beautiful babies modeling them. My BFF Annie just had her baby girl Maebel this weekend! and I was so excited to be able to take her two hats from Kriner Creations. I can't wait to see her in them!!! Jeanelle is a mom of 2 who is from the lovely Nampa, ID. And I say lovely because I hear it is a really nice little town, my good friend Melinda just moved there- small world.

Jeanelle has this to say about herself and her passion: 
Well...I taught myself to crochet from youtube, so maybe the internet isn't ALL bad :)!! Thought it would be a fun hobby and now i love it! I love trying new colors/styles/patterns. There are so many things i would like to learn still....but my 2 wonderful boys keep me pretty busy!! I love creating beautiful pieces for photo props and for everyday wear. I find crocheting and crafts to be relaxing and the end result inspiring and exciting :)  I take pride in my work and strive for perfection! Your custom items are made in a smoke and animal free home.

So are you ready to see some amazing hats and beautiful babies!! Me too!...

 Custom crocheted blue sleeping HOOT HOOT Owl hat! Simply adorable and so affordable!
Perfect for photography props or everyday wear.
Baby Skully Beanie, shown in Black and white!

Beautiful crochet white hat with pink edging, spiral braids, and a flower on the side and matching leg warmers to top it off!!!

Custom crocheted chunky Green Girly sleeping HOOT HOOT Owl hat! Simply adorable and so affordable!
Custom crocheted Mr. HOOT HOOT Owl hat!

Custom crocheted chunky pink sleeping HOOT HOOT Owl hat!!

Darling Coco Bear earflap hat! Made with a soft chunky yarn.

Cheesecloth, perfect for maternity and newborn photography.  Approximately 3ftX5ft when spread out.
Available colors: pink, blue, red, off white, tangerine orange, and purple TODAY ONLY, Buy 3 get 1 FREE....Memorial Day Sale

So the sizing for most of her hats is:
Newborn 13-14”
3-6 mos. 14-15"
6-12 mos. 16"
1-2 yrs. 18"

For washing Jeanelle recommends hand wash, and then lay flat to dry. Always check with her if your wanting something tweaked on a design, she's great at customizing. There are so many adorable hats, you really need to just go check out her shop. I hope you love her hats, and of course all the chubby babies! Click on the links below to learn and shop Kriner Creations.

Friday, May 27, 2011

The Mrs. Darcy

This might be your favorite post! Not only do you get to discover the fabulous Mrs. Darcy, but you have the chance to win one of her items!! Who loves giveaways?! Me!

Okay done being silly. So Monica aka Mrs. Darcy opened her etsy shop in April 2010 with beautiful brooches and headpieces. Monica describes her passion for these creations as:

I love anything Jane Austen, but my favorite story of all time is Pride and Prejudice. Do you ever wonder what happened to Lizzie Bennett after she became Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy? I can only imagine that she hosted and attended the most elegant balls and parties with her dashing husband. In this store, you will find pretties for all ages including beautiful hair accessories and brooches/corsages that I dream even Mrs. Darcy would wear. Happy shopping!

Monica puts lots of thought into her products, with the names and everything. So here are some of her items and their stories:
 High Tea Brooch Corsage-Vintage Floral Fabric
Gorgeous single 8" bloom, hand cut, stiffened and sewn with pink stamens to create the most beautiful brooch/corsage for all your Spring occasions!

 Dearest Marianne brooch/corsage
In Sense and Sensibility, Elinor Dashwood often referred to her sister Marianne as "Dearest." I think this brooch is beautiful and romantic just like Marianne. This brooch consists of one large stiffened vintage cotton bloom (floral), one cotton polka dot bloom (pink/white) and one stiffened yellow linen bloom and adorned with white eyelet leaves. Wouldn't this make a lovely bridesmaid accessory?! 
 The Secret Garden Corsage Brooch
I love this brooch, and it took me a good long time to make it - but so worth it! This lovely large brooch consists of three flowers in shades of beautiful blues, adorned with green leaves and pearls. It's absolutely beautiful! 

Fabulous, I know! I discovered Monica's creations when I was shopping over at Evystree. These two ladies have teamed up a few times and the results have been so pretty!

Monica's brooches and corsages are so pretty, that they can turn any simple jacket, tee or hoodie in to a fashion forward piece. I love that you can switch around and wear her creations on all sorts of different things, so its like making something old, new every time! Click HERE to see the MB feature on Evystree.

Oh and lets not forget the hair pieces!!

 Kindered Spirits headbands
Kindred Spirits headband is an amazing headband that consists of silk rosettes in two shades of yellow, two shades of pink and chartreuse green, adorned with dark green velvet leaves and faux pearls - they are divine together. This is attached to a brown elastic headband, but other options are available upon request, i.e. think plastic headband, stretch lace, etc. 

 The Georgiana Darcy Headband
This lovely little whimsical headband was named after Georgiana Darcy - an elegant and classy accomplished young lady. The pom poms are a vibrant pink and attached are two blue/pink hued silk rosettes
The Duchess fascinator

I hope you have loved what you've seen. If you want to see more just go click the links below to her Etsy shop and facebook page. Now.... you could WIN one of Mrs. Darcy's lovely pieces.

1. Share this blog post on your facebook and/or twitter
2. Go and LIKE Mrs. Darcy's facebook page

Once you have done those 2 things, leave a comment on the ModaBambino facebook page...(i.e. comment under the link to this blog post). I will pick a winner on Sunday and announce Monday. Good luck!!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Little Wellies

I know I say this about nearly every shop, but I really Love Little Wellies. If I didn't love these shops, I wouldn't be sharing them with you :-) Christina, the fabulous mama behind this shop, creates adorable tresses for the bambinos, has great giveaways, and plays BINGO- hello love it!

Christina is a stay-at-home mama of a sweet baby girl enjoying this wonderful life with her darling husband by her side. And let me tell ya, this is one busy lady! She's designing, blogging, facebooking, tweeting and keeping her shops on and Etsy up to date. And this is all on top of being a wife and mom-which keeps any woman plenty busy. This is a super talented lady who's shop I know you will want to frequently check for the latest addition.

So what is Little Wellies all about?! Let me show you.....

 (hat by Krinercreations)

(tanks by Finley & Oliver)

I love following LittleWellies on facebook because Christina loves to share her 'one-of-a-kind' creations that she puts up for auction once a week. And we know I love a good auction :-) That is how Ellie got her 1st Little Wellies dress.  And of course when I saw the sugar skulls blankie...I knew I had to get it for my Friend Erin who has a whole collection at her house!

So I hope you saw something(s) that caught your eye...I'm sure you did. You will love this shop and Christina. Please follow, like, stalk or whatever you do...Little Wellies.!!!
 Click the links below to check out the sites

*Note- I will be featuring Finley&Oliver and KrinerCreations in the near future :-)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Pipsqueak Couture - Modern French Style Boutique

Oh how I am so happy I found this boutique. And I am so happy I have an adorable little girl to play dress up with. Pipsqueak Couture is a shop that features whimsical, edgy, vintage, french farmstyle designs. Shannon, the designer, began her passion of creating these fabulous designs in 2007 after having her first baby. Shannon simply wanted a signature logo onesie for her boutique, sales exploded and she expanded her designs to an array of baby and toddler clothing that is whimsical, fun and girlie...practical, yet darling! Shannon loves everything whimsical and over the top. Beautiful fabrics and trims inspire her creations.

It is going to be hard not to show you pictures of every single item, because I would love to, but that would make a very long post :-) But that is what Shannon has an etsy, facebook and website for :-) So here are a few of my favorites...because they are all my favorite...

You really need to go to her website to see all the up close pictures of this that show all the fabulous detailing. Here is what Shannon has to say about this little number
Our French Frolic dress is the perfect dress to wear all spring and summer! It features the most darling vintage linen apron, screenprinted in gold glitter with a little girl holding a pink balloon...trimmed in vintage lace, and ribbons. Please note, all trims on this dress are they will vary according to when I run out of the stock of each trim, but I promise they will be equally beautiful! I am a sucker for antique lace!

This dress is custom made for you with a 2-3 week turnaround to you in the size of your choice. Please comment at checkout with your size: 12 months to 6 years.

So adorable...I can see Ellie running around in our field in this. Probably going to add this to my cart after the post :-) Shannon describes this dress as
Here at Pipsqueak Couture, we are anything but traditional, however we love designing around holidays, so here is our twist on a fabulous Fourth of July frock! The Lulu Liberty dress is a knot dress with cinched back, and features a vintage textile at the center read, this dress is very limited as to what I can make b/c stock is limited! The top of the bodice is embellished with a large rosette. This is the perfect dress for any summer day, and still fun for back to school come fall. And it is very adjustable, so you should get a couple years wear out of this easily!

This dress is ready to ship to you in a size 5-6...if you need it in another size, check my other listings for your custom pick of sizes!

Your little girl will love this whimsical dress as much as you, bodice has little bunnies and fairytale creatures throughout, my girls were fighting over this one!

I smile every time I look at this design. It is so pretty. Shannon created this for her daughter Aspens birthday outfit, and she loved it so much she was generous enough to share.
Designed for my daughter's birthday, I have brought this into my shop. This is the little frenchie skirt in garden green, it features lots of pretty rouched/gathered panels vertically all around the skirt...this is definitely a show stopper! It is custom made for you in the size you specify with a 2 week turn around to you in sizes 1-2, 3-4, or 5-6. Please specify in the comments section what size you would like when you check out.

This skirt pairs back to lots of our tops...shown here with the Framed Bird long sleeve top in Frosting, but also looks really cute with the pink puff sleeve top with the birdcages on it!

How gorgeous is this!!! Love Love Love. Ugh... so many beautiful dresses. 
So darling, and so one of a kind! This is a part of our French Farmhouse fall collection. This is the little french peasant dress. This dress is custom made for you with a two week turnaround to you in the size you specify. It is available in sizes 12 months, 2t,3t,4t,5 or size 6. I can make this thru a size 10 but pricing is a little different. This dress does include a vintage apron on it....out of my choice of linen depending on your little one's will love I promise! This peasant dress layers over the garden pants really cute! If you would like me to coordinate color palettes just convo me! It is a shorter dress and meant to be layered!
Now I won't bore you with any more of my writing, but I just wanted to show you a few more things that Shannon can do


You can now see what I mean by they are all my favorite. I know I will be writing more and more posts about this shop as she adds new things to her boutique. In fact right now she is currently launching Woodland Fairytale...a couture collection for Spring/Summer 2011!

My BFF Annie will be attending her sister-in-laws french themed wedding this summer. Pretty sure her bambino will need some of this shops dresses for her wardrobe that weekend.

As Shannon says: Treat your babies to the best! Kiss your babies and count your blessings, and dress your babies in Pipsqueak Couture!

You can shop Pipsqueak Couture at the following online sites:

Note: All hats shown in the photos are by Miss Ruby Sue

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Oh Fiddlesticks! Vintage Inspired + Modern Day Twist

So excited to share this fabulous shop with you. This shop was created in 2008 by two fun and creative mommy's! I love their description of being two Texas mamas with an itch to create. 1 self taught artist + 1 first grade teacher = oh fiddlesticks! Being a previous resident of Texas down at good 'ol Baylor U. I immediatley loved them.

So these ladies have a lot to say about what they do and WHY they do it- cause they love fashion (duh!)

Our children shirts are hip and trendy but playful and we love that it takes a bit of brains to crack the code.....don’t stress, the answer is on the back ;) The design on the front represents a fun COMPOUND WORD which is screen-printed on the back. This idea was born in a 1st grade classroom!

Jen, our self-taught artist, draws all the art for the shirts. We use a local screen print company, Outhouse, to print our art onto our various fabrics which are then cut out and sewn on by us with an always fabulous decorative stitch.  The font on the back is different and fresh for every new design. We are also proud to offer a screen-printed label….NO TAGS….NO NAGS for your lil’ monsters! We use 100% cotton American Apparel shirts. Made in the USA.

Things we ♥ :

color - fabrics - vintage art - stripes - dots - fonts - compound words

Sooooo, naturally……

We have evolved these favorites of ours into one heck of a cool shirt concept…

Charming shirts for tots
vintage inspired designs + a modern day twist

So I have not purchased an item from their shop, yet. But its only because I have so much in the cart, if I bought it all at once Kyle would stroke out. So...I'm pacing myself with all my new found handmade shops. I love that I can get stuff for both Ellie and Peyton here.... one stop shopping! So here is some of the fabulous pieces Oh Fiddlesticks! sews up:

How fun are these shirts?! And lets credit the photographer too, amazing setup and props. These ladies have over 3,300 fans on their facebook page, so I'm thinking people really love their stuff :-) From the customer feedback I've read, everyone is a satisfied customer. I would much rather have my kids wearing one of these shirts instead of doing free advertising for some overpriced big company.... no naming, just saying :-)

I know you will be heading straight over to their shop so you can have one of these for your bambino's. Here is where you can go:

Monday, May 16, 2011

Bella Bean Couture

So with my sister-in-law Karlye's wedding fast approaching (less than 3 months!) I have flower girl dresses on the brain. Ellie is the only flower girl in this wedding, so her dress needs to be a show stopper, of course. So the first dress I ordered for her was a flop. It is now in the dress up box. The second dress has not arrived yet, but I know it will be fabulous. But just in case.... I ordered one more, he he he. I can't help myself.

So I found this boutique on etsy. Faith (designer & owner) is a mom who has been sewing up these dresses since she launched her shop last June (and probably a little longer). She has a seamstress and a tutu designer that help her with these beautiful dresses. Let me show you the one that is on order for Miss Ellie:

And check out that fascinator!!! We'll have our own little royal wedding Camus style :-) Here is what Faith has to say about this dress:
Tutu made from A LOT of the best quality soft tulle from the USA. Strewn through out with glitter tulle. (can be done without glitter also) 1 inch elastic waistband will stretch with your child as they grow. Tutu length is 23 inches (can be customized shorter or longer for an extra fee). Tutu can be sewn if preferred.

Detachable train adds about 20-24 inches of length to the dress (depending on the size). Can be customized for your taste. Contact me for more info. Attaches with tulle ties. Beautiful going down the aisle or for portraits!

Top is done in an purple satin with a crisscross tie back. Detailed shoulder straps available in silver only.Straps can be made from plain satin also to match colors. Can be done as a halter neck style also. Tie and straps can be done in different colors also. GET CREATIVE! :)
There are tons of different tulle colors to choose from- so you can find the perfect match. You can also have additional embellishments, sequins, rhinestones, ribbon if you'd like. She is great at customizing her designs to match your idea of the perfect dress.

Here are some more photos, because lets be honest, that's what you guys really want to see.

There are so many colors and options! Her sizing is NB up to 6T. But always check with her if you need something different, things can be customized. So I hope that if you have an event that you need a dress for, take a look at Bella Bean Couture. Enjoy!!

You can find Faith's store at the following sites:

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Pretty Little Lion

I am so glad that I can call the creator of this shop ‘friend’! I was fortunate enough to meet Jill over 8 years ago (yes Jill, really), it was just a business-customer relationship, but I felt like I was always seeing a friend when I went to the shop. Over the years we have both worked in several different occupations, and somehow are always bumping into each other. Lucky! Well now Miss Jill has discovered her passion for making ‘pretties’. And I am so glad she did.

Here is what Jill has to say about herself and her pretty shop:
What to say?!? I am a straving Etsy Artist who decided to dive into the world of handmadeology after finding little success after graduating college.

I have a thing for hair; I always want my hair to look fun and fresh. After routinely spending a small fortune on hair accessories I developed a line of sparkling hair blooms, clips, and headbands for myself. Then friends wanted them...and Pretty Little Lion Designs was born.

I love to use high quality (soft, not easily tearable, non-wax) hair flowers. Frosting them with sparkling Preciosa crystals adds a touch of lioness to girls and women around the world.

I hope each of my pieces help you sparkle and allow your mane to roar!
So what does this crafty lioness create? Take a look:

The Julia Scalloped Blossom Hair Clip adds the perfect touch of feminine zest to running around town.

•Blossom measures 2.75” all around with scalloped edging for a softer appearance.
•Hand adorned with 10+ authentic Preciosa & Swarovski crystals.
•Securely attached to a single prong alligator clip with coordinating velvet backing.
•Comes in 13 colors. Get one of each!!

The Erika Rockabilly Marigold Hair Clip is a feminine kick to your wardrobe. Bring out your inner pin-up with this hair clip.

•Ruffled biding or grosgrain ribbon flower clip that is embellished with a sparkly skull center.
•Measures close to 2.5” and is secured to single prong alligator clip.
•Coordinating velvet backing make sure clip stays secure.

The Amy Ribbon Hair Flower Clip is a handmade rose that sparkles in every light!! No need to stow away in a Beast’s castle to see one, and the petals do not fall off!!
•Embellished Grosgrain Ribbon Rose Clip with 20+ Preciosa & Swarovski Crystals.
•Measures close to 3.5” and is secured to single prong alligator clip.
•Coordinating velvet backing make sure clip stays secure.

The Sammi Hibiscus Flower Clip channels the Hawaiian islands. Can you hear the waves and smell the flowers now??

•Hibiscus flower clip measures 2.50” all around with a soft velvet feel.
•Hand adorned with 10+ authentic Preciosa & Swarovski crystals.
•Securely attached to a single prong alligator clip with coordinating velvet backing.
•Comes in 5 colors!! Get one for each day!!

            The Jessica Ribbon Wrapped Headband is simple and chic, but still has the sparkle!

•Hand wrapped grosgrain ribbon headband.
•Secured bow with tails, that has been encrusted with Swarovski & Preciosa crystals.
•Coordinating ribbon lines the inner side.

As you can see there is something for EVERY girl. I have some and Ellie too- we share J  These are a must have accessory for a night on the town or just the grocery store! And there is a color to coordinate with every outfit. I hope you will love Jill’s pretties as much as Ellie and I do. Want to know how to get one? Here is where you can shop:

You can also follow Jill on her blog: