Baby bandana bibs

We are super stoked to announce that Pretty in Gingham will be adding a brand new line of baby items called Just for Baby featuring items like burp cloths and bandana bibs.

Our bandana bibs are dual lined and feature the fabric/color of your choice on the top and a soft flannel backing to ensure maximum comfort for baby.  All bibs also contain a snap closure on the back to keep them securely in place.

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Bandana bibs are perfect for use while feeding, for a teething baby or just as an accessory because they are so darn cute!

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Contact us at prettyingingham@gmail.com with any questions or to place an order!

Karen JPEG

Allie’s Corner

The immense amount of love we have for our pet pooch, Allie, is no secret.  She is one of the most treasured members of our family.

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One of the things I enjoy most is sewing all kinds of things for her like doggy bandanas, dog collars and various sized bags for her toys and other items.  In honor of our pup and so many others who are dog lovers like us, we’ve decided to create a special line of Pretty in Gingham items called Allie’s Corner.

Allie’s Corner will consist of items made exclusively for dogs or with doggy inspired fabric.

We’ll be adding more loveably puppy items to Allie’s corner so check back soon for updates!  As always, doggy bandanas, dog collars, tote bags, aprons, dish towels, pot, pot holders and Kool Necks for your pup can be customized with the fabric, color and sizing of your choice.  Please feel free to email us at prettyingingham@gmail.com with any questions!  We look forward to continuing to share more Allie anecdotes and creations with you!

Karen JPEG

Puppy love and new Pretty in Gingham dog collars

Our rescue pup, Allie, has been in our lives for about 3.5 years now and we could not imagine our family without her.

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Allie goes to a local doggy daycare called Paws Chateau a few times per week for socialization because she is an “only child” at home.  Allie absolutely loves her daycare and always hops out of the car with tail wagging and tongue hanging out knowing she is going to play to her heart’s content, and we love knowing that she is in good hands with staff who are both knowledgable and caring.

When the staff at Paws Chateau told us they were having an Open House and asked if we would like to feature some of our Pretty in Gingham items there, we jumped at the opportunity to share some of our doggy inspired items with other pups and their parents.

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The best part of our day was meeting our two newest customers who are modeling our Pretty in Gingham dog collars.

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And here’s our Allie wearing a Pretty in Gingham collar that was made especially for her:

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Our dog collars can be customized to fit your pup and can be special ordered in a variety of colors/patterns.  Please feel free to email us at prettyingingham@gmail.com with any questions!

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Redesigned pot holders

The dog days of summer are officially upon us so we’ve been spending a lot of time in the air conditioned indoors planning, scheming, sewing and redesigning some of our products.  While we’ve been hard at work, this is what Allie has been up to:

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Dog days of summer indeed!

Anyway, one of our favorite Pretty in Gingham items to make are potholders!  They are such a great way to add a pop of color and personality to an item that is an absolute necessity in the kitchen.  We decided to redesign our potholders to include more patterned fabric (instead of our previous design which featured more of a contrast between patterns and solids) and fun criss crossed stitching.

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As always, our potholders can be customized based on the color or pattern of your choice.  They make a great gift when paired with one of our Pretty in Gingham aprons or dish towels or would make a fun hostess gift along with some freshly baked goodies.

Karen JPEG

Craft fair recap

We hope all of you had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the beautiful weather we’ve been having in Southern California lately!

Thank you so much to those of you who came out to visit us at the craft fair in Venice this weekend.  We had a great time meeting new friends, purchasing handmade items from other vendors and snacking on yummy things like homemade spam musubi.

IMG_2536This was our first time participating as a vendor at Venice Japanese Community Center Craft Fair and we have to say that it has quickly become one of our favorites.  It was extremely organized and everyone there was so nice.  There was plenty of fresh air despite the fact that we were in an indoor gymnasium and the lighting was nice and bright.  Each vendor had plenty of space to set up and display their items.  The best is that proceeds benefit the Venice Japanese Community Center which provide classes and activities such as martial arts, basketball and senior adult programs.  We can’t wait to participate again next year!

Karen JPEG

Happy belated 4th of July!

We hope you had a fun and safe 4th of July spent with loved ones!  The weather was gorgeous and we spent the day with our adorable patriotic pup and had a delicious bbq with our kids and grandson.

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We’ve also been busy putting the finishing touches on our inventory and display for the craft fair next weekend on Saturday July 11 at the Venice Japanese Community Center.  Find out all the details here.  We’re super excited to have the opportunity to share our Pretty in Gingham items with you and hope you’ll join us for a fun day of shopping.  Admission is free and the craft fair will be open from 9am-3pm.  Come early to beat the crowds!

We’re also really excited to share another one of our brand new items which we will be showcasing at the craft fair this weekend.  Our brand new Pretty in Gingham table runners are made of lightweight burlap and feature decorative fabric accents on either end that can be customized based on the colors or pattern of your choice.  Our runners are unique because they measure 36″x13″ and do not hang over the edge of the table making them less of a safety hazard for little ones who have a tendency to grab and pull anything they can get their hands on.  Our grandson is still an infant but we wanted to create something that is not only decorative but functional and safe so we can prevent as many mishaps as possible once he gets older.

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Pair one of our table runners with one of our signature aprons, dish towels or pot holders to make a one-of-a-kind customized gift perfect for a hostess, bridal shower, housewarming, or just because!  Feel free to email us at prettyingingham@gmail.com with any questions or for special orders.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Karen JPEG

Get your baby burp on!

We are super excited to share a sneak peek of our brand new Pretty in Gingham burp cloths which we will be featuring at the upcoming craft fair on Saturday July 11 (click here for more details)!  I initially came up with the idea for baby burp cloths when my grandson was born.  I thought it would be really fun for my daughter and her husband to have some customized burp cloths in the colors and designs of their choice (i.e. Star Wars prints for my Star Wars loving son-in-law) rather than the generic ones in the stores.  We have gotten so much use out of these burp cloths in the short amount of time that my grandson has been around and I am really looking forward to being able to include these as a regular Pretty in Gingham item!

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Our Pretty in Gingham burp cloths are dual lined with a soft comfortable fabric on top which is gentle on baby’s skin and an absorbent terry cloth backing to ensure that anything and everything gets soaked into the burp cloth and not into your clothes!  Our burp cloths make great gifts (we have tucked them into baby shower gifts and have included them in a gift when visiting a family and their new bundle of joy for the first time) and can be special ordered based on the colors, prints or design of your choice.

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Karen JPEG