Thursday, December 8, 2011

Final Holiday Boutique... Piecemakers Costa Mesa

Well... The boutiques are finally over... Every year I tell myself, "This will be the last year," however I always seem to add a boutique every year. My theory is, "YOU EITHER HAVE LITTLE ONES OR YOU DON'T..." It wasn't a horrible experience, but it wasn't like WOW! I wish I was having one every weekend... I met some fabulous people and lots of friends and family stopped by, which made it all worth it.

This boutique was a little different from the others I had been involved with this year... It was outdoors and I had a canopy and more tables, which allowed me to display more items from both

The lil' Cupcake
The lil' Twinkle Star

Not sure why some of these pictures are side ways... Anyways, I have TONS of SALE items up at both stores so go and check it out!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Next Boutique and Final Boutique of the Season...

Come stop by... Great Boutique Items and Discounted Prices

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Boutique#2: The 6th Annual Holiday Boutique, Lighthouse Coastal Community Church

Boutique #2 was cute and quaint, but unfortunately a not-so lovely day for rain. Whenever the rain comes, it seems like shoppers stay in doors and no one wants to bother with the hustle and bustle of driving around.

Confession #1: My expectations were too high because of the success from the first boutique, however it was still nice to see smiling faces, meet new vendors and visit with people.

Patty did an amazing job and was so sweet and supportive of all the vendors.

I always enjoy supporting local schools, especially in the area where I grew up...

I have decided to re-open the lil' cupcake since I handed out several cards, not all items are available, but some are up and ready for purchase. After the last boutique on December 2nd and 3rd I will be having a HUGE sale so stay tuned for the sale update and coupon code.

Hope everyone is having a fabulous week!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Boutique #1: Sip and Shop Snowflake Boutique

Well I just finished up Boutique #1: The Sip and Shop Snowflake Boutique

A HUGE thank you to the MOMS club of Huntington Beach for putting on such an amazing event. I'll be honest, after last years 2 boutiques that I had the opportunity to attend and vendor at, I swore I would never do another boutique. I got asked by several different local schools, stores, organizations,etc... this year and had to ponder over it for a bit. I decided to bit the bullet and give it another go around and put last years disasters behind me...

I'm SO GLAD I did! I've learned that not all bad experiences pave the path for future disasters. I had a great time. This boutique was the shortest I've done so far, about 2 1/2 hours, but was the most profitable and rewarding.

The things I LOVED and LEARNED:

- Everyone I met was so sweet, kind-hearted and wonderfull

- The organization itself was for a great cause and they made sure you had everything you needed and then some

- I met some fabulous ladies who taught me little things that I never knew could make such a huge difference in how you run your small business

- I learned about SQUARE, the most amazing app for my IPHONE to accept credit cards

- I learned that I have some pretty amazing people in my life, not just co-workers, but dear friends who didn't have to come, help or show support, but did and we had a ball together

Thank you

Ginny, Sally-Boo and Chi Chi- Boo
I couldn't have done it without you girls!

- I handed out lots of cards and loved hearing all the compliments of all the items I take pride in making by hand

I could go on an on, but this boutique just made it worth all the while...

Enjoy some pictures below
 It's so NOT easy squeezing all my product into a 6 foot table, but manageable...

Lots of goodies from both stores

My favorite new item
My Pink Vintage Suitcase
filled with lil' leggies (Leg Warmers)

Stay Tuned for Boutique #2... 

Monday, October 31, 2011

Local Boutiques

I'm thrilled to be a vendor at the following up coming boutiques...


Sip & Shop Snowflake Boutique
Wednesday, November 9th 2011
6:30-9:00 p.m.
Meadowlark Golf Club
16782 Graham Street
Huntington Beach


6th Annual Holiday Boutique
Saturday, November 12th 2011
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Lighthouse Coastal Community Church
301 Magnolia Street
Costa Mesa


Under the Stars Christmas Festival
Friday, December 2nd 2011
5:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 3rd 2011
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Piecemakers Country Store
1720 Adams Avenue
Costa Mesa

** If you live locally come by and visit and check out my new products and special boutique pricing **
(Pictures will come soon)

Monday, October 3, 2011

200 Sales!!!

Wow! I never thought that I would hit 200 sales within 18 months of starting my ETSY shop! I feel so fortunate to have such amazing buyers, repeat customers and positive feedback. I live such a hectic life filled with shifts at the hospital, catching up with home life and so many other little odds and ends that I often wonder how I find time to do what I love... But when I hit 200 sales a day a go, I felt so proud and awesome, that so many people LOVE my products, custom items and more...  I have sold way over 200 items, as I try and do local boutiques, have a shop on Art Fire and have also made several personal sales to friends and family, but to see the actual 200 number puts a smile on my face.

THANK YOU , THANK YOU , THANK YOU... to all of those who have made this possible and stay tuned for upcoming local boutique listings and a PROMO code.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

New Beginnings

I'm so excited to have the opportunity to start over with a NEW Blog beginning. I found an AMAZING shop on Etsy and had Alicia from Dream Like Magic re-create my blog design. I am so happy with the way it turned out and excited to be able to utilize my blog in more ways. Next will be the website when things slow down in life. I will be adding my products to the PRODUCTS section, slowly, but surely and try to start sharing tutorials of my own or at the very least learning to navigate through the blogs that I follow and post them to share with others in the TUTORIAL section. More than that I will be able to share my experiences through creating new ideas and products for my shops. Here's to a new beginning in the blogging world and my little craft/hobby adventure(s) with the lil' cupcake!

Monday, July 18, 2011


I know I haven't posted in FOREVER! There really is NO excuse, I'm just extremely busy with life as a Registered Nurse, working for 2 different hospitals, about 50-60 hours per week, PLUS the 2 ETSY shops, PLUS billing and payroll for the boyfriends company, blah blah blah!!! Story of my life, but I can't complain, I love what I do and enjoy every minute of it!

BACK TO THE POST... There is an awesome giveaway over at the adorable
I adore this blog and LOVE following it and reading up daily from my I Phone

She has posted a giveaway from the very talented Amy Cornwell, with Amy Cornwell Designs
Here is the link to the G.I.V.E.A.W.A.Y.

Check it out! You'll LOVE it!!! 

Monday, May 9, 2011

Desperately Seeking PHOTOS!

How cute is precious Emma?? I need photos!!! I offer a great discount and debut your darling photos of your little ones on my ETSY shop and on my Blog.
I'm looking for professional quality photos that I can use to show my products that you have purchased or if you have purchased something as a gift for a friend or someone you know that would LOVE to share!

Please email me if you have any questions or send me a CONVO on Etsy! 
Thanks so much! 

Thanks so much Sloane for this adorable picture! She's so adorable, and looks so cute in her tutu and bling binky! You ROCK!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

the lil' cupcake NOW featured in NY, NY Boutique

BIG NEWS... A few months back I was contacted by Stephanie who started, created and owns Stoopher & Boots in New York City. She has such an amazing, adorable boutique and I cant wait to visit one day as soon as I can get out to NY! She is featuring and selling my bling binkies in the store and also on her website

Thanks so much Stephanie for contacting me about my products and featuring them in your beautiful NY Boutique! I love the captivating drive you have for sharing hand crafted items and displaying them in such a unique and creative way!

* Some of her precious products have been bought and worn by Stars or their little ones *


HUGE Giveaway!!!
Christina Hendrick is an AMAZING woman and creative artisan who just launched her new BLOG and re-vamped her website! I owe Christina a HUGE thank you as she helped me get started on ETSY, showing me the ropes and creating my logo(s), store front graphics, business cards and much more. Check out her amazing work and details on how to WIN the Giveaway:

I wish you all the best of luck and hope you WIN!!!
There are some fabulous shops from ETSY and facebook that have joined in and donated fabulous gifts

New Goodies

I have been absent from my BLOG for too long, my apologies. I have SO MANY new products, too many to list, please visit my ETSY shop to check out all available products, here are just a few to entice the eyes... Enjoy!