handmade kids' stuff with a bright future + a sweet past

Friday, September 21, 2012

Fall Giveaway!!!

"No Spring nor summer beauty hath such grace, as I have see in one Autumn face"

Tomorrow is the first day of Fall (my absolute favorite season) and what better way to celebrate than having a giveaway?? From today until Monday 9/24/12 11:59pm est "like" Dainty Cheeks Facebook page, share on your wall and then count off on the post for the giveaway. Click here to enter!!
The winner will be announced in a fun video that will be shared on Facebook, Tues. 9/25. The winner gets a custom upcycled sweater dress made exactly as they wish. They pick the color, size and design. Have you entered yet?

Happy Autumn ;)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The ruffle dress

Introducing the ruffle dress… A lightweight comfy cotton dress, soon to come in 4 different colors/ patterns. I was so inspired to do a sweet little simple silhouette with just a dash of sophistication... Here is a peek.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

mother's day giveaway!!

"Thank you mom, for supporting my dreams and giving me wings"
As each year goes by, I often wonder what I would do without my mom. Now that I have my own little nugget, I appreciate everything my mom has done for me and given me with an even greater abundance. As any mother knows, it is no easy job. It is a life long journey of sacrifices, silliness, rules, play dough in the carpet, masterpieces on the walls, never ending negotiations, memories, ups, downs and everything in between. It's a day to day commitment with no pause or fast forward, and yet we wouldn't change a thing... I will never forget the first time I heard Grace cry when she was born, I remember immediately thinking "that's her" without a doubt, it was her. It was the first time I had heard a peep from her, yet it was the most familiar sound I had ever heard. That feeling, I will never forget... it was the most amazing thing I had ever felt and that was just the beginning of this amazing connection... The connection of momma and child. :)

In honor of moms, Dainty Cheeks is going to give away a 50$ Gift Certificate to one lucky winner. All you have to do is click "post" and  leave a comment under this entry with your name, email address, and your favorite part about being a mom. OR leave a comment on Dainty Cheeks Facebook page and share what the best part about being a mom is here: Enter HERE!
Winner will be chosen Mother's Day by my mom. :) So c'mon, get creative and share what you love!


* a special thank you to all of the other moms in my life. Love you lots!

Monday, April 23, 2012

every day is earth day

The latest edition to the shop... Fun tree print headscarves with your choice of flower color. Choose red, yellow, green or blue. Get yours here :) Can't decide on just one, save a little green with the pick any 2 listing.

Happy Monday!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Design your own dress

I have been wanting to do a comfy cotton dressy dress collection for a while now. Recently,  I was contacted by a friend of a friend asking if I would do her flower girl dresses for her wedding. She was looking for exactly what I had been envisioning and I couldn't wait to finally get started!

Right now there are 2 styles, either flowers cascading down across the front and a solid sash, or the 3 rows of ruffles and a flower sash. The wonderful thing about these is they are comfy!! No itchy fabric here, just cotton. and  they are totally customizable...

1. Pick your style
2. Pick your flower type: rose, wild flower, poppy, or "mixed bouquet"
3. Pick your color

Stay tuned for them to be added to the shop :)

Let the Wild Rumpus Start!

Last weekend we celebrated my own little wild thing's 3rd Birthday. Grace totally came up with the theme a few months ago, and while I admit I was shocked at the idea at first, I quickly fell in love with it. We both had a lot of fun getting it all ready, and it reminded me how much of a classic the story truly is (and not only because I ordered 6 copies of the book from ebay to cut up and make decorations out of and would have to read them all, one after another to her before bed. :) Most of the things we used were either from the books or from awesome fellow etsy sellers...

Clockwise from top left corner: fondant cake toppers from http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheLilDetails, pinwheel, paper characters, story book on a clothesline all from recycled books, the adorable tiny crown clip from http://www.etsy.com/shop/Dariami, bottle cap precut images that I strung on yarn from http://www.etsy.com/shop/zwillinge97, paper straws to go into the mason jar tumblers from http://www.etsy.com/shop/MakingMemoriesFun, and eco-friendly utensils with quotes from the book from http://www.etsy.com/shop/SucreandSpice

It really was handmade from the heart. I feel like in a world full of mass produced, sometimes a little "handmade" can put things in perspective and be inspiring. ;)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Mod heirloom Dolls :)

They are finally listed in the shop! Approx. 26 inches long and super soft (chenille) cheeks for cuddling :) Two outfit choices, but can do any color if you have a specific color combo in mind, to match a nursery or your sweet babe's favorite color. Enjoy!
Find them here

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sneak Peek :)

Sooo... I have a lot of fun new things in the works and I decided to share one of them before it's done. I have been working on customizable heirloom dolls. Made of a combination of new and recycled fabrics. I wanted to make them look classic with a touch of modern. It took a couple of faces and undoing and redoing and I think I have finally decided on one. The nice thing about them is that they are all made of fabric and thread, so no small pieces and extra parts. Can't wait to have them finished with clothing and three color hair choices blond (yellow), brown, red (orange). Stay tuned for more... have a relaxing Sunday.

Monday, January 9, 2012

"The mighty oak was once a little nut that stood its ground"

Happy Monday! This quote was in my fortune cookie and may quite possibly be the best one I have gotten... ever.
 It is so nice to see the sun and it is beyond inspiring to wake up to... I will be working on some owl pillow buddies today and in case you missed them here you go...

They are made out of recycled knit and totally customizable. They make neat little one of a kind gifts and are perfect for the eco- conscious loved one in your life. :)
Find them here

Saturday, January 7, 2012

It's official, Dainty Cheeks has a blog!

So excited to embark on a New Year... I have so many ideas and designs that I can't wait to share. I just completed 4 new upcycled sweater dresses and they have been added to the shop. My favorite thing about these is that they are as "one of a kind" as you can get. Each one is a little different and truly does have its own personality.