New and improved tote bags

Happy Superbowl Sunday everyone!  It’s so hard to believe that February is already upon us.  We’re loving the fact that the days are slowly but surely getting longer and that the weather has been warmer for a change these past few days.

We’ve been keeping busy spending time with our grandson and preparing for our next craft show in March (more details to come).  One of the items we are super excited to be including in our next craft show haul are our new and improved tote bags.

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Our Pretty in Gingham tote bags come in a variety of sizes and can be customized with the fabric and color of your choice.  All of our totes feature two sturdy straps, a snap closure, extra lining and plenty of pockets to keep your must have items organized.

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Our smaller size totes make perfect lunch bags and are just the right size for taking on a walk with your pup or stashing your phone, keys and towel at the gym.  Our larger totes are great for work, shopping and the beach.

Please feel free to email us at prettyingingham@gmail.com with any questions or to place a special order.  We hope all of you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day next weekend with loved ones and hope to see you all at our next craft show in Orange County in March.

Karen JPEG

Happy 2016!

Happy New Year friends!  I hope you enjoyed the Holidays and that 2016 is off to a great start for all of you so far.

I took a few weeks off of sewing over the Holidays to spend time with family and to celebrate my grandson’s 1st Christmas but now I’m back in the groove and am super excited about some of the new items we will be featuring at our 2016 craft shows!

Ever since my grandson was born, I have fallen in love with things like bibs, burp cloths and baby blankets.  I am always trying to think of ways that I can create things that are useful but also cute and unique.  In 2015, I created a special line of Pretty in Gingham items called Just for Baby.  My grandson uses burp cloths and bandana bibs daily (and sometimes goes through multiple ones in the same day!) and since I’ve had so much fun making different designs for him, I decided to introduce them as regular Pretty in Gingham items as well.

This year, I am super excited to be expanding the Just for Baby line to include regular sized bibs and toy straps.  Our full sized bibs are backed with a soft absorbent lining that will make mealtime a breeze and can be customized based on the color and fabric of your choice.

Our toy straps are a fun and efficient way to prevent teething rings, toys and sippy cups from falling on the floor.  Simply attach the strap to the toy or sippy cup of your choice and then secure the strap to anything from a stroller to carseat to shopping cart handle by fastening one of the snaps.  Each toy strap features two snaps so the length can be customized and adjusted as needed.  These straps have been a lifesaver for my daughter who no longer has to retrieve the same item multiple times or worry about my grandson accidentally dropping toys while in his stroller or high chair.

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All of our Just for Baby line can be customized with the fabric, design or color of your choice and can be combined with other items to make a perfect personalized gift for the mommies or mommies-to-be in your life.

Please feel free to email me at prettyingingham@gmail.com with questions or order information.

Karen JPEG

Mini Totes

We’re absolutely loving the cooler weather we’ve been having in Southern California lately!  It’s given us some extra energy which we’ve been funneling into preparing for our next craft show this coming weekend in West Covina.  We hope you’ll join us for a fun day of shopping and yummy food!

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One of the newer Pretty in Gingham items we’ll be featuring at the Kiku Craft Fair are our mini tote bags which are dual lined and the perfect size for carrying your must haves when you’re on the go.  Our mini totes can be used as a lunch bag, knitting bag, small gym bag (for just the essentials like keys, membership card, towel and headphones) or for a few books.  We’ve also used tossed in a few doggy treats and plastic bags and brought one along on a walk with our pup.  For those with babies, these mini totes are also a great way to keep pacifiers, teething toys and burp cloths clean and organized.  In addition, our mini totes make great purses for the special little girls in your life.

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As always, our Pretty in Gingham items can be custom ordered based on the fabric/color of your choice.  Please email us at prettyingingham@gmail.com with any questions!

Save the date for our next craft show!

Hi friends,

We are so excited to share that our next craft show is just a week and a half away!  Now that the holidays are just around the corner, this craft show is the perfect time to get a head start on your holiday shopping and pick up some unique, handcrafted gifts for the special people in your life!

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We would love to see you there but if you can’t make it, please feel free to email us at prettyingingham@gmail.com if we can help with any of your holiday needs!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Pretty in Gingham is excited to share that we are now featuring some new special items in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in support of anyone whose life has been impacted by breast cancer.

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Any of our signature Pretty in Gingham items can be special ordered in these adorable breast cancer awareness fabrics.  Feel free to email us at prettyingingham@gmail.com with any questions!

Craft show season

With the holidays just around the corner, the holiday craft show season is officially under way.  It’s hard to think about anything holiday related (much less holiday shopping) when the forecast for the next week in California is going to get up into the upper 80s and 90s by next weekend.  But if you’re anything like us, we try our best to get a head start on holiday shopping so we can avoid the crowds at the mall come December.

Craft shows provide us with an opportunity to pick up awesome and unique handmade gifts for the special people in our lives without having to brave the madness of the parking lots, long lines and hectic crowds in the stores.  We also love participating in craft shows as a vendor because we enjoy helping others find perfect handmade gifts too.

This past weekend we had the pleasure of participating in a craft fair in our former hometown.  It was so much fun to catch up with familiar faces and share our Pretty in Gingham items with the community.

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We’ll be busy preparing for our next craft show which is coming up next month.  In the meantime, we would love to help you get a head start on your holiday shopping!  Feel free to email us at prettyingingham@gmail.com with any questions or special order requests.  Most of our Pretty in Gingham items can be custom made with the fabric, color or design of your choice.

Karen JPEG

Our next craft fair

We are so excited that the holidays are just around the corner and have been busy prepping for all of the awesome holiday craft shows we get to participate in this year.

Our first craft show of the holiday season is coming up on Saturday October 3 and Sunday October 4.  Get a head start on your holiday shopping and avoid the last minute crowds at the mall!  Join us for a fun weekend of shopping, eating, entertainment and raffle prizes.

GEDATSU 10_15We’ll be featuring our Pretty in Gingham aprons, dish towels, pot holders, refrigerator door handle covers, Kool Necks and some brand new items for babies and dogs.  As always, we would be happy to work with you on a custom order in the color or fabric of your choice.

Hope to see you there!

Karen JPEG