Sunday, May 11, 2014

What I have been up to!!!!

   Its hard to believe May is here already. It seems like it was just the beginning of the New Year... I have been busy adding some new merchandise to the shop. Trying to change my focus a bit. Still  making the fun, whimsical character sets, but also adding in some classic props such as bonnets, pant sets, skirt sets, layering sets and also some sewn items....

     I am still trying though to come up with my own piece that is uniquely mine . IT is tough to stand out in a sea of many newborn prop vendors...


So Just a little bit of what I have been working on for 2014.. If you are interested in purchasing anything you can visit my shop on etsy.
If you are ever interested in having something custom made please let me know

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Gearing up for a new year....

2014 is here already and I am gearing up to re-open the shop for the Spring season... I love the Spring and all the newborns that come along with it... Well with another year comes another list of goals for it.
I hope to continue to grow the business and make it more profitable than 2013,
I want to continue to add about 3 new things a month.
I want to offer props that appeal to parents as well as photographers
I want to add many more bonnets and pant and hat options
I hope to add some more upcycled sets and ready to ship .

This past week I have been working on several new things to add to the shop. I am looking to add some new photographers to the Willowsgarden family.. I cant wait to get some photographs of my new products and get them added to the shop..

2013 brought with it 728 orders but probably closer to 900 items made... I still cant believe it.
I have met and worked with many amazing photographers and had some really awesome customers.

For now a sneak peek at one of the new sets inspired by mint chocolate chip ice-cream. Enjoy

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I can't believe it is already March. 2013 has already started off to be a very busy year. I had to close for a few weeks due to the large volume of orders I was getting. I am finally caught up and read to re-open again Saturday. I have a few new sets to add that I am super excited about. I also have a lot more that I plan to make. Currently I have been making tons of bunnies due to Easter being just around the corner. I am pretty sure that there will be a lot of mermaid sales soon for the summer.

 I am trying to balance my work schedule and my at home schedule, so I plan to only work a few days a week. Things were getting so out of control, that I found myself crocheting all the time. I have a 2 year old son and I am at work at home mom , so some days it can be hard to balance the two.  I plan to crochet about 5 days a week and take off 2 , so that I am not burning myself out. It may take me a little longer to complete orders, but I hope all of you will understand.

FOr now a sneak peak at the some new things before I re-open on Saturday.

I am so excited to introduce
Little Sailor Boy- Comes with hat and pants

Sailor Boy-Photo courtesy of Katrina Elena Photography

Pirate hat -Photo courtesy of Katrina ELena Photography

Twin crowns- Photo courtesy of Genny Christensen Photography

Maternity sash - Photo Courtesy of Katrina Elena Photography
Cupcake Hat- Photo courtesy of Bonjour Baby Photography.

Elf Hat- Photo courtesy of Sara-Elizabeth Photos

Photo courtesy of Melanie Baeten Photography
Purple Pixie Hat - Photo courtesy of Nicolette and Molly Photography

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Welcome 2013

       Well we are already several weeks into 2013 and I have been re-open now for about 3 weeks. I have already made 50 sales and still have a few more days to go until the end of the month.  I am so grateful that I get to stay home with my son,  do what I love to do  and help my family out a little bit. I really do enjoy creating memories for all of you.  I am looking forward to a successful 2013 . My goals for the shop this year is to beat last years sales, add lots of new merchandise, gain more followers on my facebook page.  I have so many new ideas for the coming year to grow and expand. I am hoping to have some ready to ship items available too. I am thinking to expand to some upcycled sewn hats as well. For now I will share the items that are new so far for 2013.

                                          Baby Bear Hat and Cocoon

                                           Baby Raccoon Hat and Diaper Cover

                                                                      Goldilocks Hat

Little Red Riding Hood Cape
Heart Headbands
Little Man Fedora and Neck Tie
Leprechaun Hat
I also have leprechaun hat, bow tie and diaper cover set
Dinosaur Babies

Angel Baby

Boy Maternity Sash

Girl Maternity Sash

ALso thanks to my amazing Photographers
Katrina Elena Photography
Shannon Rubio Photography
Genny Christiansen Photography
Island Reflections Photography.
I hope that you stop by my shop and take a look