Friday, January 21, 2011

We LOVE to see your kids!

Here's a few pictures of some of our work, shown on some precious children! If you have pictures of your children, nieces, nephews, etc...wearing something we've monogrammed or appliqued, please email them to I'll reward you! :)

(see how a monogram turns a plain shirt into preppy!)

Savannah wants you to eat more turkey!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Bibs, burp cloths, and more bibs!

It must be baby shower season! This week, I've had fun playing around with a new applique set and it is perfect for bibs! I LOVE when customers say, "just do whatever, I know it will be cute!" So, all week long, I've been "doing whatever" and let me say, it IS all turning out cute!

First up is a bib and burp set using some fun fabrics

Our bibs come in many different colors (of course, by this blog post, white is always my favorite as it allows the monogram or fabric to "show off.") We also have two sizes of bibs-infant and toddler. Generally, the infant bibs fit until it's time for a "first birthday bib" and then, I suggest the toddler size. What's a first birthday bib you're asking...well, stay tuned to find out! :)

Next up, using the same applique set (I told you it was my new favorite) are some bibs for some sweet baby girls! Is it just me, or does the "m" bib remind you of a funky m&m?

A classic monogram looks great on our white bib with blue gingham trim. (Our gingham collection also has white with pink gingham trim).

Oh, let me point out, our bibs are made of terry velour and feature a velcro closure! They wash great and are more absorbent with each and every wash!

I can't wait to see pictures of the sweet little babies in thier bibs, and of course, they'll be featured on the blog!

We're blogging...

With a new year comes new ideas! This past holiday season, we closed our website and moved our business to Facebook, and it was, to supplement Facebook, we have decided to blog. We get emails and calls all the time saying, what can you do that's cute for (a baby boy, 16 year-old, etc...) Well, with this blog, not only can you read about it, but you can see it. Once a week we will be updating the blog with what we've been working on, or what's new to come. We hope you will bookmark this blog and check it out often.

Please keep in mind when looking through the pictures that we'll be posting, that the monogram, applique, design, etc...can pretty much be placed on anything you bring to us! So, just because you see it on a bib, doesn't mean it won't look just as cute on a pillowcase or get the idea!

As a reminder, our prices for monogramming and personalization are as follows:
Monogram or name on item - $8
Applique on an item - $8 and up
Applique with name on an item - $10 and up
Please understand that larger items will be quoted upon request.

We always have the following on hand and can work quickly for last-minute gifts...
Bibs ($10 with personalization)
Burp Cloths ($10 with personalization)
Bib & Burp set ($18 with personalization)
Hooded Towels ($15 with personalization)
Pillowcases ($14 with personalization)
Beach Towels ($16 with personalization)
Bath Towels ($15 with personalization)
Hand Towels ($12 with personalization)

On occasion, we will have additional items on hand and we'll be sure to place them on the blog!

We often get calls about custom work such as children's clothing, baby bedding, home decor (draperies, pillows, etc...) The answer to "can you make such and such" is 99% of the time YES! For custom work mentioned above, call Irma at 334.297.8239.

We hope you'll check back often and love to hear from you...if you have any ideas, please email!

Monogramming 101

Many people often question the correct etiquette for monogramming. The bottom line is this, do what makes you happy. Even though I am "old school" and take lead from Emily Post, many married ladies nowadays choose to drop their maiden name and keep their middle name when married. Generally, the placement for females is: first initial, LAST initial, middle/maiden initial.

For men, it really depends on the item being monogrammed. Again, the choice is yours.

When it comes to jointly used items, it can go either way. Some people believe everything in the house is monogrammed with the females initials, however if you choose to do a "joint monogram" it should read: female's initial, LAST initial, male's initial. Or, you can play it safe and just use the couple's last initial.

Heirloom pieces often are monogrammed with initials rather than names. Some believe a monogram creates a history and is considered more formal.

When monogramming an item, it is important to choose a font that suits not just the item, but the recipient of the item as well. While curlz is a fun font, it's not really appropriate to use when monogramming a handkerchief for the grandmother of the get the point! With hundreds of fonts to choose from, there is always at least one that is perfect for the occasion!