Friday, February 27, 2009

sugar and spice

My mom circa 1950 and her little cousin, Paulette. Evidently, sharing did not come naturally to her.

A toddling little girl is a centre of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar people understand each other.
-- George Eliot
Little girl stuff makes me melt. Seriously. Melt.



I bought this handmade jacket on Etsy a little while ago. It is made from a vintage table cloth.

My mother-in-law knitted this sweet little sweater for me from a Hadley Fierlinger pattern. She used the softest Debbie Bliss casmerino yarn. I just need a little pixie to put it on.

If you are so blessed to have a little girl patting around in your house, you must, must, must click over to Mountain Aven Baby and have a look around. I meet Blair through Etsy and everything she makes is absolutely adorable for girls and boys.

Blair is giving away a $25 gift certificate to one lucky winner who leaves a comment. She is also having a big sale! Go! Go now and have a look!

And everyone knows a cute outfit requires cute bows to go with it. So. . .


Let me just introduce you to the maven o' cute hair babbles, Amy. Amy owns and runs Flowerzinherhair.com. Here's what she had to say about her work:

"I love the business aspect as well as creating things. So when I started making bows, and headbands, it became a great outlet for both my business side and my creative side. I have been making bows and selling them for about 3 years.

I bought flowerzinherhair.com at the beginning of this year from a remarkable woman that I was able to spend a lot of time with. She taught me some valuable things from her style of bow making and the technical aspects of running a website. I was able to merge her ideas with my own and create a website that I am really proud of, and more than anything, I absolutely love love love what I do."

Amy is also offering a $25 gift certificate and 10% off to Suaviloquy readers. Her bows are very affordable and I swear she has a billion different styles. Check out her site.

You know the drill- leave a comment and be in the drawing for both gift certificates. One comment per person please. No sneaky stuff. I know all the tricks. I've tried them myself.

I'll announce the winner on Monday!

43 comments:

Chrisy said...

They are all wonderfully gorgeous...thanks for sharing...

FireMom said...

I love Mountain Aven Baby. Always have!

Thanks for the opportunity.

email: firemom@stopdropandblog.com

Natalie* said...

my little miss chelsea nicole would love these treasures - and i would love to dress her up in them - here's hopin'!

Rebecca said...

So cute--I love those colors, very cheerful. Thanks for the chance to win!

Digital Misfit said...

Fabulous shop for the aspiring divas! I love the funky flower collection, and the beanies, especially with the satin ribbon trim.

heidig@gmail.com

fran h said...

So many beautiful things to choose from so hard to pick just one.
Love the beautiful hair bows and the skirts are so cute. My little girl would love it all.

Amyesq said...

I think I may kidnap you today after lunch and not let you go until after you promise to throw the drawing in my favor :) Hey, where are we going, anyway? I would love to go to Boudin's again...

Audrey said...

You are making me wish I had a little girl!! Maybe I'll get granddaughters one day and can buy cute outfits.

Blue Green Arts said...

These are so wonderful... puts a smile right on my face!

Fancy Nancy Chronicles said...

Beautiful treasures! Etsy sure has some wonderful shops!!
Hope you are doing great!
Enjoy the weekend ~

Jen said...

Thanks for the cute tips!

Brittany said...

All the stuff is so cute! I could really use some more hair bows, and the dresses are so fun too!

tatgurl said...

Blair makes beautiful clothes and she's a wonderful person too!!

ChelMo said...

Little girls really are the best. Especially mine! ;) She'd look adorable in these! Thanks for passing them along!

Jill said...

Thanks for the info on both of these sites. I'd LOVE to be entered in your drawing. Have a great weekend and we'll chat soon!

delilah said...

I'm a big fan of Blair and Mountain Aven Baby!

(and that coat is adorable, too)

Anonymous said...

Hi Secondsister! I think both websites are darling. Where were they when I was having my kids? Keep creating. from Merry Meriposa

Jennifer said...

I too melt from the sight of pink but alas-I live in the land of Testosterone. Oh well! I just get to be Princess Mommy forever!

Tiffany said...

I have two girls and you can never have too many clothes or too many bows. My 3 year old loves bows and clothes. She's the most fashion forward girl I know.

Natalie Hutchison said...

I want to get my stinkin cute niece something adorable to wear

Natalie Hutchison said...

I also want to get my niece a cute bow to go with her outfit

Greer said...

Hi April! It's Greer from Pink Christmas. I love this stuff - it would be great for my girls.

www.thewells4kgirls.blogspot.com

Laura said...

love love LOVE that picture of your mother! PRICELESS!!!!!!
have a great weekend!
thanks for the get well wishes

Swanki Girls said...

ME, ME, Please pick ME!!!! I want everything they have, both of them. And, that little jacket you bought off etsy IS to melt for!!!!

emily said...

My sister just had a sweet baby girl and I would LOVE to share this with her. So fun!

Darcie said...

April... it's Darcie Ellis. I absolutely love that picture of your mom at the top. You can totally tell it's her!

cindy said...

Cute stuff!!! love the pic of your mother!

Cindy
chudson@assessmentplus.com

demmi said...

such adorable creations con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

Celeste said...

Lovely shops!! Count me in. :)
Also, I've got a giveaway on my blog too - so go enter! :)

contact me at:
celeste@mail4me.com

Splendid Things said...

I love the pink aviary lounge set in Blair's shop! Wow! What a cute shop! Thanks for the introduction!
Love that pinwheel bow in orchid! Cute, cute hair accessories in Flowerzin her hair!
I NEED to win this! :)
I am not blessed with a little girl (am blessed with 2 little guys) BUT am expecting my 1st niece in May and she said she needs me to win! :)
Jeanette
splendidthings.etsy.com
sosplendid.blogspot.com

Amy said...

I love Amy and her bows! Count me in! You can never have too many bows!

Vidia2Be said...

oh how lovely the headbands are and with two girls theyd get plenty of use! Thank you for sharong the two lovely shops!!!

thecraftbegins said...

I love the picture of your mom.

Great blog (and great banner!)

mrs. r said...

yes, please!

Anonymous said...

I also love Blair and have great things from Mountain Aven Baby...I am due for something new!
Kimberly~

Light and Writing said...

That picture with your mom is so funny!
I love all this girl stuff too!
emma

Frogs Mom said...

What cute giveaways!

2 Vermont Chitlins said...

Blair is one of my most favorite peeps period. And MAB is the best! Thanks for the chance! =)

Angie said...

I really like the stretch Lace Headbands! They look so cute! Nice photos of the kids!

Thanks,
baileybobby6(at)hotmail.com

Doula Mommy said...

Thanks for all those sites...now off to empty my wallet!

S and E Frazier said...

Gotta love handmade stuff and I love these! Thanks!

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april said...

Thanks everyone for entering! This contest is now closed!