Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sharing the Love

In our first blog post, I said that we want to share about other wonderful folks that we have come across since we began MotherDaughter Creations. We'll do this periodically in posts entitled Sharing the Love. As you can see if you pop a glance up at the title here, this is the first of what I hope to be many of these. Every time I think "Surely there can't be that many more photographers, yarn sellers, vendors, etc. out there", I find a new photographer, yarn seller, vendor, etc. whose work I love! So, in hopes that we can help you find some new favorites also, without further ado...let's share the love!

Our first feature is a no-brainer! The reason that MotherDaughter Creations exists is because of Shelly at Storybook Photography by Shelly. Last summer, Andrea was helping her make baby halos (because Shelly needed more to do!), and as they talked, Shelly found out that we both enjoy creating with yarn. She encouraged us to think about making baby things to sell online. (OK, if you happen to know Shelly, you know that "encourage" probably doesn't really describe it well...there was a lot more enthusiasm involved than "encourage" implies!) After praying about it and talking about it a lot, the rest, as they say, is history! We're now into our second year, and we're having a blast with it! 

Here are just a few examples of Shelly's amazing work in photos that she has taken of babies modeling some of our goodies. 

Gorgeous, no?! You can see even more gorgeousness on her website here. Shelly doesn't have a Facebook page right now , but if you leave a comment here to show your appreciation for her work, we'll make sure she sees it. :)  

Have a great week!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

And the winner is...

When we made plans for our give away, we offered the opportunity for each person to gain an extra entry by sharing the give away on her Facebook page. But here’s what we didn’t anticipate…we had fewer people enter than we had prizes! So we just entered everyone’s name in the drawing, doubled up some of the prizes (the patterns and the dishcloths) and everyone’s a winner! Important information for each winner---you are responsible for contacting the vendor from whom you won a prize. I have sent them your names, but you must contact them to make arrangements for receiving your prize.

And here are the winners (as determined on

1 pattern from Busy Mom Designs:

2 patterns from Busy Mom Designs:
Jennifer Luhman Ryan

2 patterns from Speckled Frog Crochet:
Jennifer Kessie DeLury

2 patterns from Speckled Frog Crochet:
Kim Dell'Aquila

1 skein of handspun yarn from Lolaz Thyngs:
Sue Anderson

4 hand-sewn baby burp cloths from Graceful Baby Boutique:

1 hand-crafted necklace from Jillian Raye Designs:

1 upcycled newborn hat from MotherDaughter Creations:
Brittany Ressler

1 newborn beanie (purple) from MotherDaughter Creations:
Teara Watson

1 daisy cloche from MotherDaughter Creations:
Denise McGeary Elliott

1 teddy bear hat from MotherDaughter Creations:
Brook Grayson Jones

1 party hat from MotherDaughter Creations:
Jennifer Kessie DeLury

1 pumpkin beanie from MotherDaughter Creations:
Shelly Dibble

1 brown baby beanie from MotherDaughter Creations:
Terry Webber

2 dishcloths from MotherDaughter Creations:
SweetyHeart Photography

2 dishcloths from MotherDaughter Creations:
Mary Poland Fukuhara

2 dishcloths from MotherDaughter Creations:
Jessica Hollopeter

$20 credit in our Etsy shop from MotherDaughter Creations:
Niicole Luhman

Congratulations to all of the winners! Thank you for participating!
The give away is now closed!

Thank you soooo much to all who sent congratulations for our anniversary, shopped our Etsy shop, bought great deals in our clearance sale and entered our give away. Andrea and I are enjoying coming up with new ideas, and we're looking forward to what year 2 will bring. Hope you'll stay with us to see what's coming in the days and weeks ahead!

We will post the winners of the give away here on the blog...hopefully yet this evening! Winners, you are responsible for contacting the vendor that you win a prize can do that through their Facebook pages. 

Stay tuned.....!!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

It's time to celebrate!

We are so excited to be celebrating our 1-year anniversary on Etsy this week! We're very grateful to all who have supported, purchased, encouraged...thanks to each and every one! But what's an anniversary without a celebration! So let's get right down to are details:
1. Give away begins Sunday, July 8, and runs through Sunday, July 15 at 8 p.m. Eastern.
2. To enter, you must like our Facebook page. You must also like the Facebook pages of the vendors who are giving away prizes. (A thank you to each one on their Facebook pages would be lovely as well, though it's not necessary to enter the give away.)
3. After liking the Facebook pages, come back to this post and comment that you have done so.
4. Want an extra entry? Share our contest on your personal or business Facebook page, come back and comment separately that you have shared the contest (link to this page) and you'll get your name in again (only one extra entry). 
5. Wait patiently after July 15 to see if you've won! Please give us several days after the contest closes to get the winners all figured out. :)
6. Don't forget the other celebration fun! Get 30% off in our Etsy shop through Thursday with coupon code ETSY1YEAR. We've added several new items, included our brand new upcycled section! The coupon code is good on everything in the shop.
7. Summer clearance sale coming later this evening to Facebook! Everything at least 50% off regular price.

And without further ado, here are the prizes and the AMAZING vendors who are generously sharing in the give away for our celebration:

Three people will each win one pattern of their choice!

Four people will each win one pattern of their choice!

One person will win a skein of handspun yarn...a $20 value!

One person will win a set of four hand-sewn baby burp cloths!

One person will win a hand-crafted necklace (for the grown-ups!).

We're giving away one each of the following pictured items:
Upcycled newborn hat

Newborn beanie

Daisy cloche (pattern by Busy Mom Designs!)--size 1-3 years

Teddy bear hat (pattern by Speckled Frog Crochet!)--size 3-6 months

Party hat--one size fits many

Our new pumpkin beanie (pattern by Busy Mom Designs!)

Our most popular...the brown baby beanie! (newborn size)
(photo by Jenny Modisett Photography)

Six dishcloths...Six winners!

And last, but certainly not least, one person will win...

Thanks for celebrating with us!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

The plans are coming together, and we want to share some specifics with you! You'll want to be ready for the anniversary fun! Here's how we're going to celebrate:

**The give away! It will begin on Sunday, July 8 at 8:00 p.m. and run through Sunday, July 15, 8:00 p.m. MotherDaughter Creations will be giving away a variety of goodies, plus we have five other vendors who have graciously agreed to participate! We'll have patterns from Busy Mom Designs and Speckled Frog Crochet, credit for yarn from Lolaz Thyngz, burp cloths from Graceful Baby Boutique, and a necklace from Jillian Raye Designs. Whew! It's going to be good!

**30% off in our Etsy shop for four days! We'll give you the coupon code on Sunday.

**We're adding new items (think autumn!) to the shop in time for you to use the 30% coupon code!

** We're adding our brand new upcycled section to the shop this weekend!

**Giant summer clearance sale for Facebook friends...more than 40 items, and everything at least 50% off!

Is anyone looking forward to it yet? Be sure to let your friends know about the fun!

Monday, July 2, 2012

We're getting so excited about celebrating our anniversary with all of our wonderful friends! We invited a few vendors to participate, and you're going to love what they're offering in the give away. Right now, here's a sneak peek at some things we're going to give away. Later this week, we'll post details about all of the fun that begins on July 8!

These two hats that we're giving away, the pumpkin beanie and the party hat, are going to be new listings in our Etsy shop in conjunction with our anniversary. 

And for a little something different...something we haven't offered in our shop, but might consider...we have six crocheted dish cloths to give to six lucky winners!

Check back later this week for more details!