Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Enjoying the Snow

Hope that you had a wonderful Christmas!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

And Finally Winter!

After a beautiful November, winter has finally decided to arrive here with a bang. Yesterday grass outside and today this .....

I'm not complaining. It is just in time for Christmas. However, it doesn't really inspire the spring line I am working on, lol. Time to put on some summer tunes and turn up the fireplace to get it nice and balmy in here.

Hope you are having a wonderful winter day wherever you are!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Spring Line in the Works!

Fabric is purchased and we are getting excited! The line should be available on Etsy mid January and we will be offering a pre-order discount to our mailing list. Our mailing list members also get free shipping - so get on that list!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Some Changes!

Okay, it has been September since I posted here! That is very sad! However, during this time I decided a few changes needed to be made to the business. Over the past 2 years I have felt that Giraffikiki had a bit of a split personality, lol! We had our Etsy line and then we had the pieces that we did for Ebay. To be honest, the main reason I stayed on Ebay was because of my awesome group mates in Sugar3. These gals are just such a wonderful, sweet, talented, professional (I could go on and on....) group of women that I just DID NOT want to leave them! However, the truth is that I just love designing my Etsy pieces way more! I get excited when new fabric lines come out and lay in bed thinking of all the fabric combinations. Ebay is a whole different animal which more involves thinking up a concept and then creating "artwear" as I like to call it. For me, it is just not what I love to do. Chacun son gout!

That being said, my mom and I (along with my aunt) are going to be making this more of a family business and will be coming out with a line for spring. We are very excited! We hope to have the line available in February and it will be available locally as well!

Stay tuned! :)

Friday, September 18, 2009

Elf Holiday!

Isn't pink the best color for Christmas! These two sets are perfect as sibling sets or to mix 'n match. You can find them here on ebay!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Summer Contest Winner!

The winner of our summery contest is.... (drum roll please)............

Bri (brihsu)!

You are the happy winner of a totally custom 3-pc set! I will email you shortly and we can get started!

Thank you to all of my wonderful customers! You are truly appreciated and you make creating such a pleasure.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

It's Been a Busy Week!

Actually I have had these sets done for a few weeks for Sugar3's Holiday Parade Launch & our very first mini Reveal, Sugar3's Halloween Costume Party. But they are now both up on ebay.

To see more pics of cute Clare, click on the pics!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


We just enjoyed the most peaceful week at the cottage. How could you not find this peaceful:

But now I am back and busy working on some customs and a few new things! Almost finished my set for the Holiday Parade guest launch Sugar3 has coming up. I really LOVE how this set is turning out. You will see the final result on the 18th!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

July Winner!

.....drawn just moments ago by Reilly.... is Jen (misvivismommy)!

Jen, you win a piece from our ChocoLatte line. I will send you an email with pics for you to choose!

:) Shelley

Friday, July 17, 2009

July Give Away!

Sorry, I have been tardy getting the July giveaway up! For this month, I will be giving away a piece from our ChocoLatte line. This line will be available for sale shortly - but the July draw winner will get to chose whichever piece they like from the line. A skirt, a dress, tights - whichever you want! - and it will be made to custom fit your little cutie! For every $20 of a won ebay auction or etsy purchase, you will get one ticket in the draw. For more details on our Summer Giveaway click on the link at the side. :)

Here is a Sneek Peek!

Lil Old Woman

I love not only how this set turned out, but I LOVE Christine Kufske's photography (be sure to check her out on the link at the side of my blog).
This comfy 2-pc set is just perfect for back to school. The cropped length looks so cute with a pair of lace up boots or high tops, but these Euro cut pants can also be done full length. Available as a custom set in sizes 2-7 here!

This was a fun collaboration with Jamie of **jjbb** and Tracy of creme*de*la*gems. You can find Jamie's sweet bows here and Tracy's awesome bling here.

Oh Yay! This set just one Auction of the Day on thisisboutique.com!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

And the June winner is....

And the winning ticket drawn by Reilly ......... Kim B.!!! Yay Kim you are the winner of a whole lotta clippies! I will email you right away!


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Enjoying summer

Sorry I haven't been around much! We have been enjoying the fruits of summer. :) Hope you are too!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Apple Fairy

Here is our latest design for Sugar3's Fall Fairies Launch. The set includes a hoodie dress and leggings and is available in sizes 2-7. Check it out here!

You need to also check out the Sugar3 blog where I am giving away a free reversable crayon apron!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Fab Finds Friday

Late again but you must check out my fab find this week - this great little shop on etsy by Tamar.

First I fell in love with her ecclectic jewelery like this beautiful Crown Jewels piece.

But then found these wonderful crowns which would just be perfect for any little girls birthday.

And these would just be the sweetest decoration for a little girl's room.

You must take a look in this shop! But give yourself lots of time to browse around. There are so many unique little pieces - each one a work of art.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Ice Cream Treat...and a winner!!!!

Just listed is our new 3pc design"Ice Cream Delight". You can find this sweet set here. :)

AND we are so excited to announce that our May winner of the twirl skirt is Mary R.! Congrats Mary!!!! I will email you shortly.

Now for June's prize - a whole lotta clippies! That's right 12 clippies created by local hair clippie extraordinaire - Maddiebells.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Fab Finds Friday!

This week our fabulous finds focus on Ice Cream! Yummy!

These cookies look absolutely delicious! Created by cakeboxcookies, these are the perfect party favour!

These look delicious too but they're for the bath! Vanilla, chocolate and strawberry and they're handmade. What more can you ask for??? You can find these unique soaps here from CrazyKBathandBody.

These sweet hair clippies were created by BooBoosBowtique. They do look divaliciously delightful!

And the perfect scrapbooking kit to document your summery ice cream days. This kit was created by mypagedesigns. She has lots of great kits in her store.

And here is a sneak peak of our ICE CREAM design that we will be listing on ebay next Tuesday.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Forest Princesses

We did a little mini launch in Sugar3 and I thought this set was just perfect for it. Who doesn't love fairy princesses???? You can find it here:

And it won this fun award from thisisboutique.com. You have to check out this site. It is amazing!

I think I'm the first recipient of this award! What an honour!!!!!! Hope you're having a great day too! :)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Tulip Garden

Our newest set was created for Sugar3's celebration of May. A sweet 2-pc, the skirt was created using a beautiful and vibrant European poplin with an attached white embroidered cotton underskirt. The tank features hand cut and appliqued tulips in a variety of fun polka dots. Pretty little flower buttons have been sewn along the neckline and the tops gathers with ribbon on each side to change up the look. You can find our newest design here! :)

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Sometimes as a Mom...

... you have to trust that they know what they're doing. This maneouver didn't end up with any broken bones but tragedy was not overted ....

The Dolphin Princess ....

did lose her dolphin!

Spot the lost dolphin in the below pic and win some hair clippies! First to post the location wins!
Seriously these two could not find the dolphin for 10 minutes. They may need to go in to have their eyes tested!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Fab Finds Friday!

The theme for this Fab Finds Friday is DIY!

Here is a great way to make a gift even more unique and personalized - create your own gift box! The design is downloadable (for $3) ;) from softpencil.

This seller has the greatest educational tools. My hubby who is a teacher was very impressed with this idea. TeenasTeacherTidbits has all sorts of educational games and teacher resources - all downloadable! Check this one out here.

These are just adorable. I want to make one of these for Clare! Check out bowlsnnannies - she has tons of great doll patterns. You can find these two cuties here.

I have been looking for something to do with my fabric remnants and I think I may have found the answer! This great quilt pattern by snugnluv looks like something I could handle. You can find it here.

Also be sure to check out snugnluv's blog at www.snug-n-luv.blogspot.com where I am giving away a free tier skirt!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Summer Contest!

Our Summer Contest begins today!

Each $20 of your purchases counts toward 1 ticket. For example, the item costs $80 or you have $80 in purchases than you will get 4 tickets entered into the draw.

Each month, I will draw for a mini prize. For May the prize is this cute twirl skirt created from European poplin and beautiful white embroidered cotton.

The ticket for the monthly prize will be entered back into the draw for the 3-pc totally custom set.

Good luck to everyone!

Ahhhh Thanks!!!!

The wonderful Shawnta of MamiGirlBoutique has bestowed upon me with this fun award. Thanks girl! I will be back to post my recipients!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Fab Finds Friday

I meant to post this yesterday and forgot. Oops! This week I want to feature the most wonderful collaboration by a few of my Sugar3 groupmates. Like Fancy Nancy? Well Tracy, Susan and Angie did Fancy Nancy in style. I love this!!!!!

Here is Susan's (aka Little*Moonkey) adorable set. Hello gorgeous applique!

And Angie's (aka doodlesbowtique) amazing bow:

And Tracy's (aka creme*de*la*gems) unbelievable bling:

Super work ladies!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Fab Finds Friday

I am back with Fab Finds Friday! I apologize, I have been a little busy with this! (Thank you to Gretchen for featuring my designs!)

Today's Fab Finds Friday is inspired by the gorgeous weather outside! Welcome spring.....thank you for finally showing up to stay! I know, looking back through my posts I have been fixated on spring but honestly our winter was SO long it is what I needed to stay sane!
Okay so on to the goodies....
Isn't this the most gorgeous cake! And so springy! This was created by Juanita of Sweet Things. Check out her blog for more delectible treats.

These adorable "Spring Bouquet" hair pins are just so bright and cheerful. Created by Palomina you can find these cheerful pins here on Etsy.
And last but not least, the store I have been stalking for months. I MUST have a pair of her shoes. These beauties are her "Spring Equinox" design and they may be the pair I choose for my first (but not last) purchase from HydraHeart. You can find them here.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Spring is in the air!

And what better way to celebrate than with a new twirl skirt! Check out our new Tiered Twirl Skirts here on etsy!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Coming Soon to a Skirt Near You....

We are just finishing up orders (thanks ladies for all your support!) and will be starting this week on some fun tiered ready to ship skirts. I am sitting here looking at the fabric and just can't wait to get started! There are going to be some fun color and fabric combinations!

Here are just a few of the combinations:

Friday, March 20, 2009

Fab Finds Friday #4

With warm weather finally arriving here and the season officially here on Saturday, I am feelin' some spring fever. Which means I am in the mood to buy some fabric! Check out these 5 beautiful "spring" florals:

From Tina Givens "TreeTop Fancy" line:

From Jennifer Paginelli "Flower Power" line:

From Dena Designs "Snow Flower" line:

From Urban Chiks "Sweet" line:

From Lila Tueller "Soiree" line:

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