Thursday, April 28, 2011

Babyhawk Giveaway!

Since I've been doing all sorts of promoting of our Etsy shop the past couple of weeks I've come across TONS of great blogs, lots of giveaways and have met a bunch on great people.

This morning I came aross this blog:

Right now she's doing a Babyhawk giveaway! Anyone can enter, just go to this link:

If you don't know what a Babyhawk is you can check out their website here:

I used this baby carrier when my oldest son was just 3 months old. It was my very first real carrier and I used it ALL.THE.TIME!

Speaking of giveaways... We'll be sponsoring our own next month starting on May 11th! One lucky winner will have the chance to win a stroller blanket from our shop. Check out Dang Gina Gives (find the button on the right.) for more info. I'll be posting more info on May 11th!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

And hopefully we don't have to wait too much longer for our first sale. :)

In the world of online shopping, buyer & seller feedback scores/ratings are everything. They give you a pretty good idea of whether or not you can trust that person to do what they say. If a shopkeeper has a 100% positive feedback score, chances are that their products are good quality, their shipping is quick and their customer service is great.

So what do you do if you don't have any feedback?

Well... we're sending one of our products to a blogger to be reviewed AND offering a giveaway to one of her lucky readers. We're hoping that with her review we'll gain some online shopper trust and finally get over that first sale hump. :)

It's all happening mid May so be on the lookout for more info!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Look What's New in April!

We've been working hard the past couple of days!

This week we've decided to add some new products to our Etsy shop. First item we've added to our product line are individual handmade baby blankets. These cute blankets measure approximately 21" x 35", making them perfect for stroller rides, car rides, play mats or even emergency changing pads.

The front of them are made using high quality 100% cotton prints. The back of them are made using the most buttery soft minky fabric you could imagine. (Seriously, they're soooooo soft!) All stroller blankets are sewn by me (Tara). Yup, that's me in the picture above...

The other item we've added to our product line are custom made baby burp cloths that you can buy in individual sets. They're made using premium 6-ply pre-fold cloth diapers. Why use a plain burp cloth when you can clean up those dribbles, drips and spit up in style?! ;)

So far we only have a few of each listed, but we plan to get more up as soon as we can!

To see all of our in stock fabric options check out our facebook page and click on our photos. We'd be happy to do a custom order for you!

But wait... there's more!

We're also working on something even better... I don't want to give anything away, but we have a completely original idea in the works. I'm hoping to be able to post pictures soon! Stay tuned!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Working Hard, or Hardly Working?

That's a tough one... I think it's a little of both. :) Between entertaining/feeding my 3 month old, splitting up fights between my 4 and 2 year old and keeping my household in order I'm not getting as much done as I'd like.

Just know that new items ARE coming to our shop! I'm just hoping that I'll be able to get them all done by this week.

Tomorrow I'll be going to the studio (aka Mom's house!) to get some work done... because goodness knows that I'm getting nothing done while at home.

Here's a sneak peak at what's coming!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Our *very* Humble Beginnings

My mom and I have great dreams of how our future studio will look... Hardwood floors, tables along the walls, shelves, cabinets and drawers galore, a work space for each of us... It'll be in the biggest room of my mom's four bedroom house. At the moment (and for probably at least the next 6 months or so) it's being occupied.

For the time being we're working out of her current office/guest room. Not ideal, but it works for now!

Notice the Home Depot box? Yeah... That's part of the backdrop in our pictures.

 All made up a no where to go. :) For now.
They all managed to fit up in these cabinets. It's the perfect place where little hands can't reach! Plus they won't get dusty.

Our supplies... ribbons, tape and cupcake boxes, oh my!

All covered up nicely...

Just waiting for their new homes!

Friday, April 15, 2011

It All Started with a Text

One morning an idea suddenly popped into my head. At 7:36 am on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 I sent my mom this text:

"So I had this crazy idea... We should go into business together. I'll tell you about it in person. Don't worry, you'll like it! It'll be fun!"

I think she was worried because she had no idea what I was talking about. She didn't think she had any skills that could possible help out a home-based business. Boy, was she wrong!

Within a couple days we had a name and a plan... Sweet Baby Sprinkles was born! Another week later and we had all of our supplies bought, gift baskets put together and pictures were taken. (Who knew a $5 white sheet from Walmart would make such a great back drop?!)

So far we've created 21 different sweet baby shower gift sets. We haven't sold any to date, but it hasn't even been a whole week yet. We're hoping for our first sale by the end of the month... Crossing our fingers! :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


The hardest part about writing a blog... especially one that is being based on our Etsy Store... is actually writing it. The content. What the heck am I going to write about? At the moment I'm not sure.

I suppose I'll take a moment to introduce ourselves.

Sweet Baby Sprinkles is a mother/daughter team who are dedicated to bringing you nothing but the sweetest baby shower gifts.

Together they shop for and create these beautiful gift sets for new moms and their babies. Each one bringing something different to the table.

Rose (Mother) has a background in interior design and loves putting together great color combinations. Mother to 3 grown children and Nana to 5 grandchildren. Loves having her grandkids come over to Nana & Papa's house. She shops for and creates sweet treats to put in the gift baskets, does the paper work and organizes our studio.

Tara (daughter) is a lover of all things crafty. Always coming up with new ideas and different ways of doing things. Does all the sewing and takes our pictures. Mother to 3 small boys all under the age of 5 with the youngest born this past January. She creates baby items, is the "voice" behind the Etsy, blog & facebook pages (Hello!), helps to put together the gift sets and takes the pictures of each product made. Tara is also the owner of CamBray Creations on Etsy!


So far we've been open for less than a week on Etsy and we're still waiting on our first sale. I think the hardest part is just getting your name out there. We're working on it. :)

Hopefully (with the help of this blog) we'll be able to take you on our journey as we navigate our way through online sales, sewing with us, our shopping adventures, craft fairs and building our studio.

If you haven't already, "like" us on facebook:

More to come!