Wednesday, June 22, 2011

We Love Hand Made Denim Hair Accessories!

If you are a fan of Pretty Baby Accessories, you may have picked up on our fascination with Denim Hair Accessories.  A while back, we released a line of handmade hair bows that were frayed and sewed into a boutique style bow. The bows, which come in all sizes from baby to adult, are embellished with flowers, pearls, and rhinestones.




We love the denim look for a few reasons:

  • Always Trendy! The timelessness of denim makes our denim accessories a classic design that every Pretty Baby MUST have in her collection!
  • Versatile. You can wear it with a variety of colors and even prints, it will match just about anything
  • Durable. Denim can stand up to the toughest and the messiest of children! Smashed peas on the hair bow? No problem! Take a bit of water to it then air dry - good as new!


So why all this talk about denim? We have come up with a few new designs that we just KNOW you will love and NEED! Introducing our Denim Flower Collection: Featuring Denim Headbands and Hair Clips.




Each Denim Layered Flower (above) will be unique because the petals are all hand cut. We added a little bling for the center because everyone loves a bit of sparkle. The Denim Poinsettia Flower Clip (below) is made similarly with pointed petals. This shape is a bit more playful and reminiscent of a poinsettia.


My personal favorite from this collection is the Denim Flower Duo Headband (Below).  The duo of handmade denim flowers can be decorated with almost any color flower center (shown in salmon).  As with all our pieces, you may choose it to be on a clip or securely attached to the headband. 



We will continue to expand this collection in the coming weeks.  Be sure to “follow” or subscribe to our blog so that you may be among the first to know about our new designs as they launch.

Monday, June 20, 2011

New Trendy Bow Ties- Summer Picnic Collection

Our handmade boys bow ties have quickly become the best selling line at local craft fairs and on our website. Along with being a best seller, it has become my favorite item to make! I love to go to the fabric store to browse for patterns that I believe will be the next big seller. 




My recent trip has been a big success in my eyes. Seeing that the summer season has begun, I decided to 
focus on picking designs that were reminiscent of a summer picnic. Our red bow tie with white polka dots (above) is sure to be a hit with its vibrant color and subtle pattern. 



Our Boys Gingham Bow Tie (above) in black and white is a timeless piece. The popular print is a perfect accessory to add to your little man's wardrobe. The Denim bow tie (below) is one of my personal favorites. I can envision this piece on a toddler farm boy in overalls playing with the cows! (hmm, model idea!!!)



Plaid has always been a favorite pattern for moms of little boys. We've added a fun Boys Plaid Bow Tie in summery aqua (below) to appease those mamas. Please keep in mind, because of the nature of the printed plaid pattern, the design may lay differently in each handmade piece. You can clearly see an example of this in the following photo.



As we grow, we will continue  to add more bow tie options to our catalog. If you have something in mind and don't see it in our shop, please email us at PrettyBabyAccessories@ymail.com .  We LOVE custom orders and are happy to match any outfit for you!

Bow ties come in any size: newborn- toddler- child- teen -adult!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Swim Headbands- The Must Have Accessory For The Beach, Pool, Lake or Everyday!

While perusing through the stack of many catalogs sent to "Missy V", I came across the Garnet Hill summer catalog. The catalog was full of the latest trends for girls, including a small variety of swim headbands.The swim bands shown in the catalog are made of a printed spandex (or nylon mix) material with fun prints. The only thing missing, in my opinion, is the "DIVA factor". Sure, the headbands are printed, but no bows or flowers? Insert Light bulb here!


Hot Pink Swim Headband with Rose Accent


Pretty Baby Accessories is proud to release its own line of handmade swim headbands! All designs will come with a headband and a choice of coordinating accent. Options for accent will be a 5 petal flower, a bow, a rose, or a circular flower. The flowers and bows can either be securely attached to your headband OR backed with a clip for versatility. 


Black & White Floral Print Circular Flower
Our headband can be made at any width for a unique look. The entire design is made of swimsuit material, therefore will not damage in the water! Wear the accent solo as a clip or attached to the band.

Blue & White Stripes W/ 5 Petal Flower

Want a matching accessory for you current swim suit? No problem! Email a photo of the suit to PrettyBabyAccessories@ymail.com and we will create a custom piece to match!








Saturday, June 11, 2011

New Blog Design & New URL

While redesigning our logo, I decided to update our blog to an equally fun design! This new design is more navigable, with archive widgets on the right and followers on the left.


We have also recently took ownership of a new URL, http://www.handmadebaby.org to use for the blog. This new shorter address will will make it easier for our followers to share our link (hint hint!). 



Take a look around the blog and let us know what you think! We'd love to hear your feedback on our Pretty Baby Accessories Facebook Page!

New Logo- Same Great Products

I created the original logo with babies and foot prints when we first opened our virtual "doors" in January. I was going for something simple and reminiscent of the business I hoped to build. 

Original Logo
Now, just over 4 months later, I've "spruced" it up a bit. I wanted to create something that would reflect our style of hand made children's accessories, trendy and fun!

I took the original logo's font and embellished upon it.  Framing it in the same matching colors and adding a few vintage style swirls was just what the design needed for the boutique feel I desired. I added the layer of polka dots for something playful and finished it by adding our slogan, "beauty for belles & beaus".   

New Logo!

It's not too busy, but still has a little something exciting to it. All in all, I'm pretty happy with it, especially because I created it myself!  

*Kristina, owner/designer at Pretty Baby Accessories, is a PROUD self taught crafter. She has never taken a class in Graphics, sewing, or a craft of any kind. She believes that if you 

put your mind to it, research, and practice, you can accomplish just about anything!


What do you think about our new logo?