Friday, July 24, 2009

Sweet Posy Hair Pretties

I'm really excited about my latest design release, Posy Hair Pretties.  You can make them into either Hair Clips OR Ponytail Holders!!  Use different colors and stitch up a whole rainbow of Posy Hair Pretties to match every outfit in your little girl's closet!

They're made with felt and stitch up quickly.  I experimented with different felts and prefer the wool blends that I found at Joann's.  The acrylic felt by the bolt worked fine but I found a huge difference in the quality between the different bolts; some of it was pretty flimsy and looked fuzzy along the edges when I cut the shape out.  I didn't use the craft felt sheets that you can find in craft stores since I don't think they would work well.

My three year old is modeling a Posy Hair Pretty that I made into a ponytail holder.  I used 30% wool blend felt for this and love the way it turned out.  I tried this ponytail holder on myself and it was really fun to wear! 
Here is a view of the back:

You can turn Posy Hair Pretties into Hair Clips, too!  This photo shows the three different options (full instructions are included with the Posy Hair Pretties design set as well as where to buy the clips.)

Friday, July 17, 2009

I'm so happy to finally release my Child's Boutique Eyeglass Case, which perfectly matches the grown-up Boutique Eyeglass Case so you can make adorable Match-with-Mom sets!  I meant to finish this design set sooner but my little guy had eye surgery in June and things have been crazy these past couple of weeks.  (Thanks for all the well wishes for him.  He's doing great!)

You can purchase the new Child's Boutique Eyeglass Case here.

It's so important for children to wear sunglasses.  Several studies suggest that exposure to ultraviolet light can contribute to cataracts later in life.  (I've learned more than my fair share about cataracts; my son had one as an infant which has led to 3 surgeries and lifelong vision issues.  UV rays didn't contribute to his, a birth defect did, but I still want to protect the vision in his good eye so his prescriptions eyeglasses have Transitions lenses.)  

When purchasing sunglasses for your children, be sure they have 100% UV protection.  Cheapo sunglasses from the dollar store don't always do their job.  I recently purchased a few pairs of sunglasses at the Disney Store for my nieces at 75% off! They were labeled 100% UV protection and had Disney princesses on them so they were perfect!  I have, of course, made them each a Child's Boutique Eyeglass Case to store them so that will get them excited about the sunglasses and more likely to actually wear them!

Here is the Child's Boutique Eyeglass Case next to the mom's Boutique Eyeglass Case, for size comparisons: