Tuesday, December 22, 2009

my little redhead...teehee...

I always wanted a little redhead, in fact my mom said she had a nightmare the other night that I was pregnant again because I wanted a little redhead....Aspen used to be one, and I hold out hope that one day she will be again....so at any rate it is great to have good customers who love your shop so much they want photos of their daughter in your shop!!! This is little Zoe, she's a month younger than Aspen, and has curly hair just like Aspen but her mommy straightens it!
So her vision was to use my favorite chair and a Kaiya Eve Pettiskirt and top for pictures....and she humored me and took a few others in her Pipsqueak Couture! I just love these pics! Miss Jaime is a magician...I am always impressed how perfectly she captures the spirit of kiddos this age....It takes me two months to get pictures this cute and she snapped all these in minutes!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Eagerly awaiting Christmas...

Finally, after bouts of the swine flu...everyone is well and we have Christmas photos...I am still working on the tail end of addressing cards, but we are trying to enjoy the little moments of this beautiful season....

These photos are at my mom's house....just take a peek at how amazing the pink wonderland is! I am going to have to snap some photos, so you can see just how creative she really is. I think she needs to be one of the studios photographed for Where Women Create magazine....her things are truly breathtaking!
Just got back my vintage tea towels for my girlfriends for Christmas presents....these are little add-ons to their gifts! They are all monogrammed on the other side.
I just bought this stack of vintage towels from an estate liquidator....mostly because I loved the monograms so much....anyhow, it has brought about some great new ideas for the 2010 collection of Pipsqueak Couture, so stay tuned for some PC Vintage in the new year! Merry wishes and hot chocolate kisses!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

My biggest tiniest fan!

Meet Audrey, this little darling is one of my dearest customers. Her mommy started shopping with me when Audrey was just a few months old, and this girl is so patient I can't even tell you! Her mommy is always trying new outfits on her, I mean multiple in a sitting, and this little lady is as patient as all get out! So here she is modeling her newest outfit for me!

My mom made her fab sweater, and the skirt is our tiered ruffle skirt in a beautiful pink, green and mocha combination. I do have to say, either it is easier to get good pictures of other people's children, or Audrey listens better than my girls; it was very easy to snap a few pics of this little chick!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Santa's coming!

The girls had their pictures taken with Santa on Sunday...they loved him! Mom snapped this pic while I was getting them on Santa's lap. We did get a darling picture of them, although in each picture one little one looked perfect, and the other not so much!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

maybe Christmas cards...

Maybe today is a good day to start Christmas cards....and then maybe not!

The girls were dressed sort of matching this morning...so I thought I may try and do Christmas photos...think again...London refused to be part of the photo op! Aspen was left sitting all alone to watch her sister throw a fit!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Christmas skirts are here!

I just patterned a new skirt for the holidays! It is the cutest thing on ever! It is such a full skirt than even Aspen asked if she could do ballet while she was wearing it! It features darling Christmas fabrics, and some that are not Christmas all in tiered ruffles asymetrically throughout the skirt, sort of a retro look to the whole thing....

There are more detailed pics on the website, but Aspen liked sitting next to the Eloise tree at the shop the most, so she behaved the best for these pictures...when does it get easier for your model to start listening to you?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

my new window designer....

So yesterday while Aspen was at school, I started to get all the Christmas decorations out and ready to tear apart the shop windows for redecoration. I had this idea that I wanted to take one of my children's mannequins and dress her up in antique trims. So then after Aspen woke up from her nap I asked her if she wanted to help me decorate for Christmas, and she excitedly said yes, she sure did! So I get the box of trims out, and off she went decorating this mannequin for an hour or so....Those of you who know me, know that this is so close to what I would have done, you wouldn't even believe it! Hard to believe I can now hire my 2 and a half year old to decorate my shop for me! It was so much fun!!!

She stuck birds and glittered stars and everything darling all onto this mannequin! I think it is perfect for my vision of my Christmas windows!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween...this is how the day started! Like I said, it is so difficult to get them both looking at the camera!!! We are very excited to trick-or-treat....Can't wait to see if Aspen will actually sing the whole song to everyone! Stay tuned for costumes!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

how will I ever make a Christmas card...

So on Sunday, the girls were in their sort of matching dresses, and I didn't want to miss a photo op, so I tried to snap a few pics...and now that they love each other...they laugh at each other and it gets ridiculously hard to get a picture where the two of them are smiling. Well okay, I don't even think I am going for smiling at this point...just looking at the camera, maybe....and I have been working on all my Christmas invites to my holiday open house, so it gets me thinking. How on earth will I ever have a clever Christmas photo of these two?
I mean, seriously, what the heck is going on here...They are just in their own world here...would a professional be better at this...do they just do it to me?
They are happy enough...they just don't want to do some cute, darling photos for their mommy...so now I am going to have to get really creative with my Christmas cards this year...any thoughts?

Monday, October 19, 2009

Framed Bird...

One of my new favorite designs! Just look at the drool....London likes it as well! I did this for holiday, this coloration looks festive, but is still appropriate all winter, I also produced in red and olive though, so it will be extra Christmasy!

I love the pocket on the pants...the velvet just makes the whole thing pop, I am just waiting to see how long it takes Aspen to start putting stuff in London's pocket...she loves pockets, whether they are on her clothing or her sister's...

Monday, October 12, 2009

Where does all the time go?

Been away for a bit...so sorry...I am a mad sewing woman! And I went to NYC and Philadelphia with both the girls...what an adventure...here is Aspen's favorite thing we did....the Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia...she was trying to hatch an egg...the cutest thing ever!

So then when we got back I was swamped sewing for a show, but here are a few peeks of the new winter pieces now available in my etsy shop. This is the birdcages union suit...I love it! There is also a pink and white cameo tree union suit available, very fun...trimmed in lace and silk ribbon flowers!

So there is a darling birdcage down the front leg...and another hanging from baby's bottom...full of ruffles!

And now I am stocking my boutique with all things Christmas...hard to believe it's that time again!
This is one of my pipsie dresses...all in Christmas bells...it is a soft pink onesie {pipsie} with a gorgeous ruffled skirt on it with a crochet lace waist and silk ribbon flowers. Very fun for non-traditional Christmas colors...if you are like me and have your little darling outfitted in Christmas clothing for the months of november and december! Gotta be festive!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

my birdcage apron dress...

My latest creation for your viewing pleasure! Now, in person these are even more fun as this dress is a tiered ruffle dress..all hand dyed to coordinate back to the rest of my line. So you can match up your babies in versions of pink, coral and orchids...
So I make lots of little dresses with aprons for little babies and toddlers, but many of you never see that as they are so one of a kind, and they tend to fly out before I even attempt photos, but now I have a new little apron dress for babies and toddlers that unites both things I like to do...use vintage and screenprint! So here it is with a matching legging...so cute I can't even stand it!

There is a lot more to come, if only I can get pictures of all of it. Lots of new cardigans for babies to go over the short sleeved things and lots of new long sleeve goodies...stay tuned!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

the damask tree dress and a giveaway!

Here's a close up of the new damask tree dress in wisteria. It has a super cute fit to it and it really comfy on the kiddos! The wisteria color is screenprinted in black and silver and the damask pattern wraps around the whole dress! The tree is all embellished in Swarovski crystals as well....so now do you just really want one on your toddler....well we are giving one away with the fabulous Rhonna Farrer! So go here and leave her a comment for your chance at this $50 giveaway!

Right now this dress is available in wisteria (as shown), cotton candy (posted below) and white, with a gold tree and pink damask! All should be listed in my shop in the next few days!

Monday, August 24, 2009

another sneak peek!

Alright there is so much new stuff....but such limited time behind a camera to take pictures of all of it...but here is a darling, little sneak peek of what is in store for you!

Friday, August 21, 2009

what the heck have I been doing...

Did you think I fell off the face of the earth? Just busy, busy! I am launching tons of new product and have a fun sneak peek for you...also doing a giveaway very soon...stay tuned!

So to plan for my new launch Jamie and I did some photos of miss Aspen...how darling are these!!! We took them in my family's back yard!

I this one above is my favorite...alas Aspen didn't want to take this petti off, so I did't get pics of my new halloween stuff! However, this is one of my new dresses available in several colorations...stay tuned!

Don't you wish you had a bike like this? Aspen is a very lucky girl who has a fabulous uncle to spoil her!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

the most darling little box ever...

Oh my goodness, can you even stand my mom's latest find! She is just the sweetest little gal ever! So sweet and petite, this little lady stands just under 5 inches tall! Mom decided to sell her on ebay this week....ugh...I wish I were her lucky recipient! But you can be if you decide you want to bid on her! I've never seen such a darling doll in a little powder box like this!

On another note...I am giving everyone just a few more days to catch up on the mad tea party, and then I will draw my lucky winner!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

welcome to our funfilled tea party...stay for a giveaway!

Alice wishes so much you would come and play for a tea party...please come wander down the garden path and sit a spell....It's ever so inviting...and we promise something really fun!

Come sit on the chaise by the pond in the garden and we will sip our lovely raspberry tea!

But don't you be naughty like my little Aspen and try and climb the arbor...the mad hatter never likes that! And that flamingo will surely tell the Queen of Hearts what you are up to!
Enjoy the brilliant roses on this beautiful day, as my little dandelion fairy assists you to your seat at our party!
And be sure to put your best tea party hat on like little miss London! If you do she may just give up her favorite chair!
Now if you stay and play with us for the day....and decide to follow our blog....we have a fun present for one very special person....You may have your pick of our baby blooms headbands, that miss London is modeling in the next post or you may have our chandelier birdcage tea towel! That will be ever so handy when you have your own tea party!