Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Cyber Monday 2011 on Sweet Baby Sprinkles

First off, Happy Thanksgiving to all of our American fans! Hope you all eat lots of turkey and have fun with your loved ones. :)

Now, the details you've been waiting for!
Starting on Sunday, November 27, 2011 Sweet Baby Sprinkles is having a huge sale!

25% off your ENTIRE purchase PLUS FREE SHIPPING* to the US and Canada.

*Not including baskets.
All small baskets will have reduced shipping of just $5!
Our large basket will be just $10 to ship!

Use coupon code: CMS25
at checkout.

This sale will only run until 9pm PST on Monday and it can't be combined with any Heartsy vouchers.

Happy shopping!

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Holidays are Almost Here!

With Thanksgiving just around the corner (literally next week!) we're all about to be super busy! Shopping for Christmas presents, attending holiday parties, and spending time with family you may only see once a year. It's definitely no different for our family... BUT we also have all of our birthdays in the next 2 months!

December 15th - My husband's birthday
December 23rd - My oldest son's birthday
January 3rd - My (Tara's) birthday
January 12th - My middle son's birthday
January 19th - My youngest son's birthday

Yup... we're going to be busy! 

With all that being said, please place your orders with plenty of time to spare. :) The lines at the post office are already getting long and pretty soon mail delivery will be slowing down with all the extra gifts being mailed.
We will always try to keep our 1-3 day production time on all made to order items, but no promises this holiday season! Always check the shop announcement on our store front... We always keep it updated with the latest turn around time and other important info.

Now onto something much more exciting...

Here at Sweet Baby Sprinkles we're planning on having a Cyber Monday sale!
(Monday, November 28th)

We very rarely have big sales going on... So I promise, you'll like this one!
More details to come next week.
We'll be posting the info here in our blog and also on our facebook page. Like our page to get all the latest updates. :)

Our Studio: New Hardwood Floor and Furniture!

I meant to post about this awhile ago, but better late than never!

Early last month our studio got another make-over. It's still not how we want our finished studio to look like, but it has greatly improved! We ripped out the carpet, installed new flooring and added a few new pieces of furniture. Really the only thing missing now is 2 pieces of furniture that we plan to buy in the next few months.

Here's some pictures of our progress last month:

Here is the before...
Clearing everything out of the room.

 Putting in the new flooring!

 Floors installed and all the furniture being moved back in... 
Including our new bookshelves we bought at IKEA!

Organizing the bookshelves. I LOVE seeing my fabric on the shelves!

All done!
For now anyway...
We still plan to install shelves, get a new corner desk
and add another bookcase to the other side of the room.
For now we're both loving our new look!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Our Studio: A Work in Progress

Several months ago my family (me, hubby and our 3 boys) moved into my parents house and started renting from them. So far it's been mutually beneficial for all of us. One of my favorite parts about moving (beside the fact that we all have more room) is that I finally have my very own craft space/sewing studio! (Of course I do have to share it with my mom though...)

Here's what it looked like on move in day:

Yeah... Not much to look at.

This room used to be my little brother's room before he moved out. So please ignore the ugly blue carpet and the awful teal accent wall. ;)

Our studio pretty much stayed like this until last month when I just couldn't handle it any more! There was hardly any room to walk. Everything was every where and absolutely nothing was organized! If you know me at all, you'd know that I like to be organized... No, LOVE to be organized. Clutter and mess make me anxious and I just don't feel very inspired to create when everything is out of order.

So here's what we did last month:
Please keep in mind that nothing is finished and it's all still a work in progress, but I'm feeling SO much better about creating your gifts in this space now. Eventually we'll be adding hardwood floors and painting that wall back to white. We also plan to add shelves and a built in unit. Someday...

I now have cutting table space and both of my sewing machines set up. No need to move things around to make room any more!

 The rolling cart I found at Joann's for only $24! (60% off PLUS used a 20% off coupon!) Holds some ribbon, shipping labels, stamps, paper, envelopes, pens, scissors, tape and business cards.

 Think we have enough scissors?!

Basket making supplies and my mom's work station.

 Of course, I also had to organize my baskets full of fabric! This isn't even half of it... the rest is sitting in the large storage containers under the table. Someday I'll find time to use all of it up! :)

Our newest addition to our studio was made yesterday. 
Here's what you get when you have a step dad who's a carpenter:
He custom made us a ribbon rack! We use a LOT of ribbon here at SBS and we definitely needed one of these. I love it. Best part? He said that he's willing to make more! We'll be offering a few for sale in our shop some time in the next month or two for any of you crafty mamas out there who need one. :)

So there you go... Our studio. 
Still needs a lot of work, but I'm loving this set up a lot more than what I've had to work with in the past.If you follow any of my pins on pinterest you know that I have a ton of images pinned to my board called Craft Room Inspiration. Someday I hope to have a craft room that is Pinterest worthy. :)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Build Your Own Baby Shower Gift Basket

We're introducing a new product at Sweet Baby Sprinkles!

Build Your Own Baby Shower Gift Baskets

These adorable gift sets are filled with all the goodies you find in our shop and placed in a large, laundry sized wicker basket. All the items can be mixed and matched to create the perfect gift set for a special mom-to-be! Choose from any of the fabric choices* we have listed in our shop or tell us boy/girl/gender neutral and let us choose for you!

*Substitutions may occur depending on availability. Message us if you really need a specific fabric choice. We'll do everything we can to get the fabric you want!

Build Your Own Baby Shower Gift Basket includes the following:
  •  Your choice of 1 Ultra Fluffy Stroller Blanket
  • Your choice of 3 boutique style terry cloth bibs
  • Your choice of 4 boutique burp cloths
  • Boy/Girl/Gender Neutral boxed set of washcloth cupcakes (8 baby washcloths per boxed set)
  • One laundry sized basket
  • 4 newborn size disposable diapers

These baskets will be $125 plus shipping.
Each basket will be wrapped in cellophane and a large ribbon depending on the selected gender.
Be sure to order these with plenty of time to spare! We'll need at least 1-2 weeks for production time, plus shipping.

Be on the lookout for the new listing in our Etsy store!
We'll only be listing these one at a time... So if you don't see it listed we're probably working on one for a customer. Feel free to message us for the current wait times.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Our Heartsy Promotion

Heartsy - Daily deals on fabulous handmade items, at least 50% off.

Yesterday we were featured on! We received such a great response from everyone. Thanks to those who bought vouchers! We were sold out within an hour and a half. We then agreed to offer 50 more and that sold out (again!) several hours later. It was a crazy day yesterday of answering emails/convos, sending out invoices, processing orders and buying more supplies! By 8pm last night I was EXHAUSTED! 

This morning I'm still answering all convos sent my way and my mom is busy packing orders. As of right now we have about 50+ orders to fill! Luckily most are ready to ship, but there are a few that need to be sewn. (This is going to be a busy week!)

We hope to have ALL orders (including custom orders) shipped out no later than Thursday (5/19). I'm just crossing my fingers that we get our fabric shipped to us in time! Everyone seems to love our cupcake stuff. :)

More of this fabric is on its way! If you missed out on these yesterday don't worry, we'll be relisting them soon. :) We also have lots of NEW goodies to be added too. I just need to find the time to sew it all.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Bibs, Blankets and Burpcloths!

We know not everyone needs baby shower gifts, but if you're a mom you'll definitely be using lots of bibs, burp cloths and blankets.

Have you seen our new items? Lots of boutique style bibs, burpies and stroller sized baby blankets in our shop right now... with many more fabric choices to come! Using premium fabrics from great artists like Alexander Henry, Michael Miller, Heidi Grace, Studio E, Debbie Mumm, Riley Blake, Amy Butler and more.

Sweet Baby Sprinkles