Photos: Custom Chevron Mickey Hat

 Back in November, a customer contacted us asking if we could customize our Mickey Mouse Fabric Birthday Hat to make it with red chevron instead of red polka dots!

So we did! And she sent us these adorable photos taken by Still Frames Photograhy!

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          I love the photos, and I love that little face! :)

Photos: Custom Bunting Flag Banner for Cake Smash

 A couple weeks ago, another Etsy seller, MissTiina, contacted me, asking for a custom bunting flag banner for her son’s cake smash photoshoot for his first birthday! We found fabrics in the colors she was looking for, and she was nice enough to send us a few photos – taken by Sheri Lynne Photography in Thunder Bay, Ontario!

What a little cutie!

 

Looking for a custom bunting? Send us a convo on etsy and tell us what you’re looking for! $25 for the first 7 flags and $3/each additional flag! :)

P.S. if you’re in the market for kids room art, check out MissTiina‘s Etsy shop and her website – misstiina.com :)

Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat – Cake Smash – by Rebecca Ryan Photograhy

While the majority of our customers buy our products on etsy for their kids rooms or birthday parties, we often sell to photographers too! A few months back, Rebecca Ryan Photography purchased one of our Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Banners for a photoshoot.

 

 

We finally got to see photos of the “Cake Smash” she did for Jude’s first birthday!
Meet the Birthday Boy:

 I LOVE his shirt:

How cute is he?

The Cat in the Hat cake was designed by Sabrinas Sweet Temptations.

CAKE SMASH!!!

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Love it?

See more of Rebecca Ryan’s work at rebeccaryanphoto.com or follow her on Facebook!
Follow Sabrina’s Sweet Temptations on Facebook here! 
Both are based in Beaumont, CA

And check out Little Free Radical’s Bunting Flag Banners here!
We ship worldwide! :)

Our Customer’s Vintage School-themed Party

I often spend hours working on a custom party order for a customer… when it’s done, I ship it off. I typically know the date of the party and think of the mom on that day, wondering how her party is going!

Sometimes I hear back after with a message or feedback, and occasionally, I get pictures from the party! Of course they always make my day!

This summer, a customer contacted me wanting to do a vintage schoolhouse theme. After poking around for fabric options, I found Michael Miller’s Dick and Jane collection. Of course, it was out of print, but I was able to still find a couple of fat quarters of it – enough to complete her order! :)

So I made little Caroline bunting flags & a birthday hat out of it it, and a cake bunting as well!  And when I took it to the post office to mail it, Sweet Caroline was playing on the radio at the post office!

Caroline’s mama was happy to get it, and we got to see some photos taken by Through the Looking Glass at the party! :)

I LOVE this photo with the bunting flag & the chalkboard to go with the theme.
See Caroline.
See Caroline have fun.
See Caroline turn one!

 

Cake Bunting I made!

Her Mama asked for a “girly” hat, so I found some ruffley pink ribbon to trim the hat! :)

and topped it with a pink pompom handmade {with love}

Here are the Bunting Flags in Color

and one last picture of Sweet Caroline!

Love it? See our etsy shop for our party packages! – We do custom themes! :)

Fun with Silhouette Cameo: Luau Themed Bridal Shower

Last fall, when I first became a Pinterest addict, I was browsing  House of Smith’s blog, and fell in love with her photo wall:

 

 

Who wouldn’t love that?!? I found her tutorial on Vinyl Decals on Glass in Frames, Photo Wall, and saw that she mentioned the Silhouette. Then I found her Large Address Subway Art for Gallery Photo Wall tutorial.   I had just ordered the decals for Sophie’s Wall shelves when I looked up to see what this “Silhouette” was. As soon as I saw the Silhouette CAMEO Electronic Cutting Tool, I knew right then that I needed one and added it to my mental list of must-haves. I figured if it would pay for itself after a few decals. I’d had the original Cricut Machine about 5 years back, but disliked how expensive the cartridges were each time I wanted to do something new so I ended up selling it on eBay after making a get-well card and a scrapbook.

Silhouette CAMEO Electronic Cutting Tool

So, in March, my friend, Robyn, had asked me to help with her sisters luau-themed bridal shower in June. of course that required a visit to Paper Source! to check out their assortment of paper to start planning a color scheme. And there in the store was the Silhouette CAMEO Electronic Cutting Tool! I was totally psyched to SEE the machine – even more excited when I realized I could use their software with a Mac- an option Cricut didn’t offer!

So, since my Birthday was in April, I convinced my husband to go 50/50 on the Silhouette Cameo with me!  So, I sold a few things on Craigslist, to get my half of the $$$ and my husband paid the other half. :)

I had a few custom orders from my etsy shop that I was trying to finish, so the Silhouette Cameo box sitting there was totally an incentive to finish those big orders! Then I could go hit up Paper Source for Solid Cardstock Paper .

Robyn  wanted to go with bright colors, so we decided on a color-scheme, then we started a shared board on Pinterest so she could show me ideas of what it was she was looking for. She’d pin what she liked, and then I used the Silhouette CAMEO software  to design what it was she was looking for! It was so much better then the limitations I had with the Cricut. I had a blast doing it!

Jenn Frankavitz Photography of Beverly, MA photographed the bridal shower so I’ve got some excellent photos to show of how it turned out:

Sign by 4TheLoveOfHannah on Etsy

The Bridal Shower was on a beach front house in Scituate, MA

The beverage table:

I used my Silhouette CAMEO to cut out signs for each beverage container:

The lemonade also got a sign:

I cut paper flowers with my I used the Silhouette CAMEO to attach to ribbons for mason jars.

The Mason Jars were wrapped with ribbon (held on by gluedots – greatest invention EVER!) and pink striped paper straws from my etsy shop – Little Free Radical on Etsy - were placed in each for the lemonade!
A great photograph Jenn Frankavitz Photography took of the straws:

A banner I also made on the Silhouette CAMEO

I decorated the napkin tin and rolled all the utensils for her as well:

I used tissue paper from Paper Source to make tissue paper pom poms:

The Bride-to-Be had a reserved sign for her chair:

Attendees got to write advice for the Bride & Groom and leave it in a bottle to be uncorked on their first anniversary

and Just Mixin Desserts made an amazing cake:
Thanks to Jenn Frankavitz Photography for such awesome photos!

My next Silhouette CAMEO projects will be a baby shower for a friend as well as my daughters birthday party!

I’m hoping to try out decals sometime soon too! :)

Our Customer’s Elephant Themed Nursery

Over the past year and a half, I’ve made dozens of custom elephants & other nursery decor for my Etsy customers. After I send my products to the post office, I often wonder where they end up. And every now and then, a customer takes the time to share photos. :)

Today, I got to see where a pair of custom-order elephants I made this spring are now residing! Our customer, Rachel, did an awesome job finding various etsy sellers to make custom accessories for her son’s room!

 
Thanks, Rachel for sharing your son’s room!
We hope he has a safe & happy entry into the world, and I’m SURE he’ll love his room!

If you love her elephants, we offer them in 2 sizes, as well as with an organic cotton + bamboo blend fiberfill option!