Colby's new favorite ornament!

Look what my mailman brought me today! I asked my good friend Tray of Tray's Clay Things and Other Stuff to create a mermaid ornament for my daughter for Christmas. She is ├╝ber-talented and her attention to detail never ceases to amaze me. The pictures don't do the sweet little mermaid justice.

Her mermaid fin is wrapped around a heart-shaped pink tree ornament and she's holding a pretty silver sand dollar. She's perfectly pink, super-sparkly, and my daughter loves her!

You can find more of her adorable hand-sculpted clay goodies in her eBay shop. Her creations are sure to bring a smile to your face, and she is always happy to work with you on custom orders.


oh so pretty

Thank you to aplanetnamedjanet for adding my Cocoa Paisley Jam bib to her beautiful pink and brown treasury. Two of my fellow groupmates PinkLemonadeBags and DomesticGoddess1211 were also featured. Check out aplanetnamedjanet's "Juliette Discovers He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not" painting from her Etsy shop.


so swanky baby

There's a new Designing Swanky Moms treasury up! Thanks to DomesticGoddess1121 for adding our Cuddle Cubes! I ordered one of her cupcake purses as a Christmas present for my daughter. So cute, I can't wait to give it to her.


head on over to The Mama Log!

Colby Lane Designs is thrilled to be a sponsor for The Mama Log's first subscriber giveaway! All of their new subscribers for the month of December will be entered into a drawing for our Retro Rocket Rascals bib and burp cloth set. The Mama Log is one of our favorite reads, "featuring the best products for mamas, by mamas." We love TML and so will you! :)


Wickedly Chic

Our Party Play bib was featured in the Daily Ditties column at Wickedly Chic. Check out their Holiday Gift Guide, and don't forget to sign up for the Wickedly Chic Newsletter to be entered into the Sunday Evening Giveaway. Each Sunday evening an indie designer gives away a fabulous prize. Feeling lucky? Sign up! :)


Sweet tooth?

Click on the logo above to take you to our Girls Will Be Girls "The Sweetest Things" launch, beginning November 27th! Cupcakes...candy-themed items...all things sweet!


Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

We are taking a vacation for Thanksgiving! Items purchased on or after November 19th will be shipped beginning the week of November 26th. Items purchased prior to November 19th will be shipped within the normal 1-3 business day period. Thank you so much, and have a great holiday! :)

11/26/07 UPDATE: orders placed and paid for between November 19th and November 25th have been processed today and will be shipping out Tuesday, November 27th. Thank you!


Parents magazine

My good friends Wendy and Linda of Custom Designs By Mimi were featured in this month's issue of Parents, with their adorable Hanukkah burp cloth. Congratulations ladies!

You can find the burp cloth listed in their Etsy shop, or contact them via their website for details!


Sugar and Spice launch

For BeauMonde Boutique's Sugar & Spice launch, I just listed this fun "I Spy Candy" baby rag quilt. It features gumdrops, peppermint candy canes, lollipops, licorice bites, ice cream and more!

Search BMBSAS on eBay to find the rest of my groupmate's listings, and be sure to check out the matching candy rag tote from pink*lemonade*bags!

In the near future I will be adding custom rag quilts to my Etsy shop, including this "I Spy Candy" quilt!


goodbye diaper rash...

...hello happier baby! This is one of my new favorite purchases for our itty bitty!

For any of you moms and dads out there that find the store-bought diaper rash treatments to be too harsh for your little ones, Sweet Spice has created the perfect solution - Tiny Tushie Ointment.

"Gentle on your little ones tiny tushie, this ointment helps protect against and heal red, chapped and sore skin conditions. Keeps skins natural moisture in without causing irritation. Our formula allows absorption into the skin and creates less residue to clean up at each diaper change. Our ointment is a golden green color with a faint hint of honey (from the organic beeswax) and lavender."

Gotta love that! (we do)


bunting banners

Soon to be added to the shop as a custom option...our new bunting banners! The bunting pictured reads "d r e a m" and is just an example of the many possibilities. We are currently working on a custom for our good friend Wendy (of Custom Designs By Mimi) for their upcoming new arrival's nursery.


soft baby blocks

CLD has added a new item to our Etsy shop...Cuddle Cubes!

Handmade, brand-new set of 3 soft fabric baby blocks in fun western-themed prints. Cuddle Cubes are perfectly stuffed for baby to grasp and squish in his or her little hands!

1 - 5" block

1 - 4" block

1 - 3" block

Looking for Cuddle Cubes made in a different theme or prints from our shop? We would love to work with you on a custom order! We can create a custom set with almost every print from our shop or on flickr.


Tangerine Blossom

I just added this new pincushion to our Etsy shop. This is the fabric combination my sister chose for my niece's nursery bedding...and I can't stop working with it for other projects! Love the color combo.

p.s. I've been asked many times where I found the spools of thread used in the picture for my Melon Stripes pincushion...they're from my grandma's sewing box, one of my favorite possessions!


wish list

favorite prints from johnwgolden:

I received the most beautiful pair of earrings last month from Foxy Bijou, but I am thinking I might have to order these too:

pretty additions to your favorite photos from Framed:

Sweets Lip Infusion from Sweet Spice Essentials:

the coolest Knitwit Bangle from LianaKabel:

this dupioni silk Woodland Owl skirt from Little Empress Couture is one of my all-time favorite designs:

a yummy scarf from DomesticGoddess1211 that my daughter would love this winter:


Matryoshka Madness

Thank you so much to binspiredboutique for adding my nesting dolls bib to her treasury!

She makes the super-coolest brag books, aptly-named Explosion Photo Books. You can find more in her Etsy shop! I love the colors in this one:


all about Amy Butler

A big thank you to Monicaj for adding my Melon Stripe pincushion to her Amy Butler-themed treasury!

I love this "Bloom in Yellow and Red" mixed-media painting from her Etsy shop...it would look perfect in our daughters' room.

Meow Mix

Thank you Sparkle-Me for adding the Kitty Kids bib to your cat treasury!

She has the most adorable kitty necklace available in her Etsy shop:


Think pink...

...with Girls Will Be Girls! Check out SweetSpice's new treasury, and the looks-yummy-enough-to-eat bathtime cupcakes in her Etsy shop!


Front page news

Ivey Handcrafted made the Etsy front page!

Etsy seller anda added Ivey Handcrafted's too-cool candy corn brooch to her treasury, and it was picked for front page. :)


The Indie Path

The Indie Path has featured GWBG with a write-up on our Passionately Pink launch...check it out here!

Grand opening

Girls Will Be Girls have opened up shop!

All items are donated by GWBG members, with 100% of proceeds going to charity.

During the Girls Will Be Girls Passionately Pink Launch running Oct. 2nd - 8th, all of the proceeds from the sales of items in our Girls Will Be Girls Etsy shop will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.


Passionately Pink for the Cure

October is breast cancer awareness month!

For the entire month of October, 100% of the proceeds from the sales of my items made with pink ribbon awareness fabrics will be donated Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

During the Girls Will Be Girls Passionately Pink Launch (Oct. 2nd - 8th) 20% of the proceeds from any pink item sales from my Etsy shop will also be donated.

Search Etsy for GWBG PINK to visit our other members' stores! Also, find out more ways to help at our Passionately Pink for the Cure team page.


New treasuries!

Thank you so much to theindiepath for adding our new Posh Pairs to her "For New Mommies!" treasury. Check out The Indie Path Blog (one of our favorites) for exciting new items from indie designers!

Custom Designs By Mimi has another sweet treasury up for fall called "Gobble Gobble." Thanks for adding our Juicy bib!



Make a purchase from any Girls Will Be Girls shop before Sept. 19th, 2007 and get 5 entries for our amazing giveaway. Sign up for our newsletter at http://www.gwbgboutique.blogspot.com/ by 9/19 and get 1 entry.

The winner will be drawn on Sept. 20th and will receive a tote bag by Emi Beth Boutique, hair clips by Princess Designs, a bib by Colby Lane Designs, a burp cloth by Custom Designs by Mimi, a hair clip by Ivey Handcrafted, a headband by Sew Foxy Boutique and a sample scrub and bath salt set by Sweet Spice Essentials!

The 1st runner-up will receive a necklace by Sparkle Me and the 2nd runner-up will receive earrings by MJD Boutique. Search Etsy for GWBG & GWBG BOO for all our listings!

SweetSpice's GWBG Boo treasury! Check out her limited edition Pumpkin Spice bath salts...I love mine!!


tag I'm it

I've been tagged by MJD Boutique, Ivey Handcrafted and Posh Piggy!

1. I could eat cereal morning, noon and night. And often do!

2. The new show on SPEED called "Blow It Up" (currently part of Launch Hour) is shot at the Cordova Dragstrip near my hometown. An old friend raced my car on that strip.

3. I've never broken a bone or had a cavity...so far. Now I will probably fall down the steps and get a toothache tomorrow.

4. I am a fabric hoard. Well over 700 different prints! And a closet full of vintage chenille I can't bring myself to cut into.

5. I'm addicted to trying new recipes for chocolate chip cookies. Especially since hubby just bought me an orange kitchenaide! My Grandma's recipe is still our favorite. Although the last one from Martha was pretty close...:)

6. My idol is Shirley Muldowney.

7. One of my hobbies is researching our family's genealogy. I own software to do this.

tag you're it to:

Custom Designs By Mimi
Pink Lemonade Boutique Bags
Sweet Spice Essentials
Sew Foxy Boutique

Fresh Cut

I was finally able to snag a treasury, featuring some of the fabulous designers from BeauMonde and Girls Will Be Girls.