Friday, November 7, 2008

Baby Baldy Snappie Clips

Here's my latest batch of Baby Baldy Snappies. I've been having a lot of fun creating these little cuties for my friends who are having baby girls. The clips are 1" long and they are perfect for the tiny bit of fuzz that most newborns are born with. They're super grippy and won't slide out easily at all. I wish I had thought of them when Ashlyn was born! She had quite a bit of hair and these would've been darling on her :)
I've been slacking big time on listing things in my Etsy store. If you see anything here on the blog that you'd like to order but don't see a listing in my store, email me, leave me a comment of convo me (through etsy) to let me know. I'd be more than happy to work on whatever you'd like! Colors, patterns, name it and I'll do my best to make it work. Make sure your little girl has the right hair accessories for all the holiday parties and events coming up!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Halloween and Harvest Blocks!

I absolutely love fall! I love the changing leaves, the falling leaves, seeing the joy on my kids' faces as they play in the leaves, the cool-not-cold weather, football, cute halloween costumes, fall colors, fall spices, pumpkins, gourds, hayrides, apples...the list really could go on and on! Here are two sets of festive blocks, just for this fabulous season!

BOO Blocks

Harvest Polka Dot Blocks

Monday, September 29, 2008

"Go Kye" is live!

After putting a lot of time, effort, work, heart into getting Go Kye set up, Holly is ready for it to go live! Check it out--the site looks fabulous! Now that it's all done, I'm feeling quite intimidated by the rest of the talent represented there :) What an honor to be included!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Autumn Blossoms!

Tell me these flower hair bows are not gorgeous! Ok, don't actually tell me that... ;) Autumn is by far my favorite season of the year, so creating these hair blossoms in beautiful fall colors is so fun for me! The only thing more fun is to put them in Ashlyn's hair :)

Two of my favorites. The colors are so rich!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Thank you!!

Thank you so much for supporting me in the Etsy Handmade Kids Challenge! My blocks fell somewhere in the top half of the finalists (I think I was 15th out of 40--not bad!) but the first place item slaughtered the rest of us! Oh was a huge honor to be chosen out of hundreds for the top 40!

Go Kye!

I was recently approached by Holly, a sweet fellow mom who has an online boutique for all baby things "modern.unique.functional". She asked if she could carry my blocks on her site. After working out the details, I'm proud and honored to report that Go Kye is carrying Holy Craft! blocks! If you're looking for anything for baby: clothing, shoes, diapering needs, bags, accessories, decorations, bedding, gifts, stationary, etc. please check out Go Kye. Holly is doing a fantastic job setting up this fabulous site! She's already got so many great things listed, but will be adding a ton more in the next few weeks!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Warmington Look-alike Meter

Sorry! This was supposed to go on my personal family blog--oops! Oh well, don't feel like switching it now...

MyHeritage: Family trees - Genealogy - Celebs - Collage - Morph

Saturday, September 6, 2008

You have until Midnight on September 8!

If you haven't yet voted in the Etsy Handmade Kids Challenge and would like to, you have until midnight (well, 11:59pm to be exact) on Monday September 8! Here's the link again: Etsy Handmade Kids Challenge VOTE My "Sola" blocks made it into the top 40 finalists in the Kids Home Decor category! In addition to helping me, by voting you're giving yourself a chance to win one of 14 $350 Etsy shopping sprees! What I wouldn't give for one of those... :) Thank you all for your support and encouragement as I continue on with my crafty endeavors!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

In love with Amy Butler!

I am into all things Amy Butler these days. I "accidentally" (before I was aware of her design talent or who she is!) bought some Amy Butler paper a while back (see this post) and then, searched like crazy to find some more. Finally I found the very last Amy Butler paper pack at Michael's! WooHoo! Here is my latest set of blocks...using Amy Butler's Lotus Tea Box paper. Check out her gorgeous fabric patterns here.

Don't these blocks just cheer you up?! :D

A great new idea!

Recently I had a custom order for some blocks for a baby shower. The coolest thing was the the customer wanted to use them as decoration on the cake! She had me send them directly to the cake maker. What a fun idea! Thanks, Christina, for your creative idea and for sending me some pictures from the shower!!

Didn't this cake turn out just darling?!

Monday, August 25, 2008

I'm A Finalist!!!

I'm so excited and incredibly honored! Etsy is hosting a Handmade Kids challenge/contest with seven categories. I entered this set of blocks into the Kids Home Decor category and then sort of forgot about it. They've just announced the 40 finalists for each category and my FAM friend Melanie was sweet enough to let me know that I am a finalist! I'm still in a bit of shock that my blocks were chosen. So, for the next 2 weeks, registered Etsy members can vote once in each of the seven categories. I would LOVE your votes! If you're not a registered member, you can easily register for free at Here is the link for my category:
The winners in each category win a $200 etsy shopping spree and everyone who votes in the contest is entered to win one of 14 $350 etsy shopping sprees! Great prizes to be sure!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Covered Button Crazy!

Set of 3 (1-1/8") magnets

Sock Monkey snappie clip!

Set of 4 mini (5/8") Halloween thumbtacks

Cute as a button ;) cupcake earrings (5/8")

Turquoise and chocolate earrings (5/8")

I just love making things out of fabric covered buttons. They're so fun to make and just so darn cute when they're finished! I'm listing a bunch of new things in my Etsy store, so check them out!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

So I'm a little contest-happy!

Yep, another giveaway! This time it's through another great blog: The Giveaway. Check it out for my giveaway and a bunch of other great ones! My giveaway is very similar to the one I just did--set of 3 small blocks (your choice). It ends August 11 so hurry on over and enter away! (comments posted here on my blog will not be counted--only entries HERE will count for the giveaway)

Saturday, August 2, 2008

We have a WINNER!!!

Wow...I'm so excited about the response to this giveaway! I had over 140 entries and I've enjoyed reading every single comment. Thank you for all who entered! I know, I know...blah, blah, blah... Who won?! I used RANDOM.ORG to randomly choose a number between 1 and 142 (the number of comments). Here's the result:

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2008-08-02 00:06:49 EST

So the winner is...RICHELLE!
Richelle said...

"Love all the little bows. The blocks are so cute, too. I like the chocolate sky ones."

Congratulations, Richelle! Contact me and I'll get started on your set of 3 small blocks.

Thanks to everyone who entered. I had fun and look forward to doing another giveaway!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Two hours left!

The response to my giveaway has been overwhelming! If you want to enter, you've got TWO more hours! I can't wait to see who the winner is!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Children of Troy VanderStelt Benefit Hockey game & Silent Auction

Earlier this month a longtime family friend of mine was brutally murdered. He left behind a beautiful wife and 4 gorgeous kids, ages 1-1/2, 2-1/2, 14 and 16. You can read the story here. This Tuesday night, there will be a benefit hockey game and silent auction. I am honored to donate some of my items for the silent auction.

3 Custom burp cloths, a "squash" album, a set of Amy Butler "Sola" blocks, and 2 Baby-Baldy hair clips.

3 Custom burp cloths, a "squash" album, and a set of sports-themed blocks

There will be another silent auction held in a few months. I've had a few Etsy friends express interest in donating items for this next silent auction. What amazing generosity! They've never met ME, much less Troy or his family! I'm humbled by the outpouring of love. If you have an interest in donating items, please contact me at Thank you so much!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Another Contest!

********************CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED********************

This contest will be a short one and it's in conjunction with . So what am I giving away? Well...BLOCKS! Check out a bunch of the different sets I've made. This giveaway is for a custom set of 3 small blocks. YOU choose the colors/theme and YOU choose the letters! Check out my previous blog posts for more details on the block sets. All materials used are non-toxic, so while the blocks are mainly meant for decoration, your kiddos can play with them with no worries! All you have to do is go to my Etsy shop, pick your favorite item and leave a comment on this post (I changed this after the first three comments, but they're still ok). At midnight on August 1 (or the morning of August 2 if I can't stay up that late!) I'll be randomly choosing the winner. Want to enter more giveaways? Click on the pink button on the right for a BIG FAT list of fabulous giveaways! Happy entering :)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Blocks with Amy Butler's Sola

I just adore Amy Butler's fabric lines, so I was thrilled to find her "Sola" line of paper! And with her paper, these blocks turned out just as adorable as I'd hoped they would :)

Monday, July 21, 2008

New ones

My sister-in-law ordered this green/brown set to give as a gift to a friend of hers. If you like it, let me know and I will custom make a set for you.

These three sets are not finished yet--they're waiting to be purchased and waiting for letter choices. Check them out in my Etsy store (link on right)!
Chocolate Covered Cherry

Chocolate Sky

Harvest Polka Dot

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Introducing PHOTO BLOCKS!!

I'm so excited about this addition to my line of blocks! Customers can email pictures to me and I'll put them on one side of each block. I can add names/words/initials to the opposite sides as well.

I apologize, the pictures on the blocks have photographed with a bit of a glare. Note the artistic "brushstroke" look to the pictures. Very unique!
I can do any color/pattern combo--just like my regular blocks sets--with the photo blocks. Just contact me your thoughts and ideas and I'll get started on YOUR custom set!

Some bibs and blocks

Here are some custom orders I just finished. I love doing custom orders!

A bib and block set makes a darling little gift set!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

I think it's time...

...I post something that I've actually made :) Sorry about all the giveaway posts, but I just adore those items and would love to win them! Last night I made two new sets of bows--let me know what you think!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Ice Cream Social Frock Giveaway!!!!

Ice Cream Social Frock Giveaway!!!!

Ok...if you want to see this item you'll have to go to the site :)  It's SO STINKIN' CUTE that I want as few other entries as possible because I HAVE to have it!!  

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Strawberry Quart Caplet with Simple Sailing Frock

Not my items, but I just had to post about these way-too-cute giveaways!

Roosters-N-Rickrack Pinafore GIVEAWAY!!!!

Check out this darling blog and fabulout giveaway!

Friday, June 27, 2008


I've been spending much of my free time lately making sets of blocks. My dear friend Angie put me in contact with Terri at The Lucky Ladybug, a great children's consignment shop in Muskegon. She really liked my blocks so I made 10 sets for the store plus a custom set for her. I'm having a lot of fun coming up with new color combos and themes. I'm now working on Mickey Mouse sets and Disney Princess sets. We'll see how they turn out! Here's the Flickr link for the sets I worked on:

Let me know what you think! And, of course, if you'd like to order a set, email me and let me know what colors/theme/letters you'd like and I'll get to work on it!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Another blog feature!

I'm being featured on another really cool blog: Tip Junkie! Check it out and maybe even leave a comment :) Thanks for your support!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

New Logos!

I recently contacted Jenny of Pink Armchair Designs to have her come up with a logo for me. I'm excited to reveal two! Leave me a comment and let me know which one you like better. I know they're similar, but that's why I had a tough time choosing! Jenny is a sweet girl, easy to work with and has amazing designs! She does custom blogs, logos and other designs for great prices. You should definitely check her out!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Ripples in the Water

I'm featured on this blog today! Check it out :)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

New blocks, new fabric, and new snappies, oh my!

I haven't been so great at keeping my blog updated with my projects lately because I'm too busy listing them on Etsy :) I got a few new fabrics the other day to add to my stash for custom albums or whatever. So much fun to look at fabric! I got some funky zebra print to make a pillow case dress for Ashlyn. Can't wait until I really have time to work on it! Check out the new fabrics in my flickr album.

I also finally got around to working on another set of my custom baby blocks. These turned out so cute! I plan to send them (along with a smaller set) to Baby Swags. I was recently contacted by Baby Swags and they're interested in possibly including my blocks in celebrity mom gift bags! I just have to submit an actual sample for final approval.

I've also been working on some more snappie clips. The Baby-Baldy clips are perfect for newborns and have been hot sellers! I made up a few "starter sets" and listed them on Etsy. If you're interested in purchasing any of these sets, click on my Etsy store on the right side of the page!