Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Holiday Savings with a Smile!

We're so excited about the new 2008 version of our Holiday Gift Guide. This years guide is jam packed with promo codes, discounts, gift wrapping and deals. It's been a whirlwind of activity and inquiries, and we have some outstanding companies/sellers and shops involved this year! (with many more on the way)

Please visit our Holiday Gift Guide on Boutique Cafe by clicking this cute little banner. Once you're through shopping, be sure to snag our banner and place it on our blogs. Your friends will thank you, and you'll look so holiday savvy!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Crafting Apron

We love this Custom Crafting Apron from StarlitNestGifts on etsy.

"A perfect gift, or perfect for YOU! Keep everything organized and handy with your craft or gardening apron! I don't know how I could live without mine! No more hunting down your scissors, calculator, pens, or gardening tools!!! Use it for beading supplies, or in the kitchen... Plus it's awfully stylish, don't you think?

How it works: Select 3-4 fabrics from the available choices in my other shop: I will decide which print goes where, trust me, it will look great. The ties are quilted and thick for comfort and durability. All materials are 100% cotton and high quality, of course!

A 3 pocket apron is $28. You can add pockets if you like, there are a variety of ways - you could have just one added to the middle, front (add $3). Or you could have 6 total pockets, 2 rows of 3 pockets each (add $5). A zipper added to one of the pockets would cost $4 extra. Need extra long ties, just let me know. It's totally custom, so you tell me what you'd like."

Pick your favorite fabrics and order yours today >

Madison Apron in Amy Butler print

From Boojiboo on Etsy:
"The "Madison" is our most versatile apron. It can be used for vendors at craft and art shows, waitressing, bartending, crafting at home,...

All seams are neatly enclosed (no raw edges anywhere) and there is a layer of heavy cotton fabric sandwiched in between to give it durability.

Overall dimensions are 20" x 10 1/2". All pockets are 7 1/2" in length, largest is 7" wide. Center pocket with flap and velcro closure is 5 1/2" wide, this is where you want to put your valuables ($$). Pen pocket is 1 1/4" wide, and last pocket is 5 1/2" wide. Apron closes with 2 D-rings on right side. Strap is 32", and will accommodate most shapes and sizes."

Snag it here >

Monday, September 8, 2008

for Nie Nie Mocca Childs Apron

Gorgeous size 2-4t apron with Alexander Henry fabric from BaublesandBits on Etsy. This is a charity listing with proceeds going directly to Stephanie and Christian Nielson.

"This is a charity listing for Christian and Stephanie Nielson. They are two the young parents of 4 beautiful children. They were in a airplane crash on August 16th that left Stephanie (Nie Nie) with 80% of her body burned and Christian with over 30% of his burned. Their pilot did not survive the crash. They are both in critical condition in Mesa Az.

The proceeds from this listing (100%) will go to the Nie Nie and Christian fund."

for more information on their recovery
Make it yours >

To donate to the Neilson family directly:

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Tribal Hemp Apron

Tribal Hemp Apron - handsewn with Hmong batik Hemp and Linen. You'll love the gorgeous salmon-colored hemp fabric, made by the Hmong tribe of Northern Laos.

The Hmong are amazing people who use symbols and textiles as their written language. This hemp is grown, hand-woven and hand-batiked by the tribe. (Batik is the process of treating fabric with wax, applying dyes and then removing the wax to expose the fabric underneath.)

Available from Coast Mountain Crafts on Etsy >>

Miss Madaline Apron Pattern

Apron Dress Pattern (PDF) available from LittleDresses on Etsy. This is sweet little peasant style dress with options for a contrasting waistband or apron. There are instructions for making an apron or you can use up your stash of vintage hankies or tea towels! What a beautiful way to use Grandmas hankies!

Size 5-10 years

The bird embroidery design is included!

Super cute - Snag your own pattern here >>
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