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!


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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What we’ve been up to lately…

We’ve been super busy spending time with our newborn grandson and prepping for the upcoming Craft Fair on Saturday July 11 at the Venice Japanese Community Center.

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Along with our signature adult and youth aprons, dish towels, pot holders and tote bags, we’re really excited to debut some brand new Pretty in Gingham items for the very first time!  We’re hoping these pieces add a bit of color and fun to your homes and now is a great time to start stocking up on some early Holiday gifts.  We hope to see you at the craft fair!

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Hooray for summer craft shows

We’ve been MIA the past few weeks spending time with the newest addition to our family but we’re back and excited to share our upcoming summer craft show on Saturday July 11 from 9am-3pm at the Venice Japanese Community Center in Los Angeles.  Admission is free and proceeds benefit the Venice Japanese Community Center so come out and join us for a fun day of shopping!  We think handmade gifts from local small business owners and vendors make the best gifts and we’re looking forward to getting a (very) early start on our holiday shopping.

We hope to see you there!

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A great big thank you!

Thank you so much to all of you who came out to spend time with us this weekend at the Bunka-Sai festival and craft fair in Torrance!  We had a great time sharing our Pretty in Gingham products with you and were thrilled to meet some new friends and enjoy some great Japanese food and cultural events in the process!


This week we’re planning to finish up the special orders we received during the craft show and then we’ll be focusing on some new and exciting items and changes we plan to debut at our next scheduled craft show over the summer.

And with Mother’s Day just around the corner, please feel free to email us at if there is anything we can do to help you with your Mother’s Day shopping!  Forget the crowded malls and the stress of wandering aimlessly while trying to find the perfect gift for the special women in your life.  Shoot us an email and we’d be glad to help you design a custom order without you having to leave the comfort of your home!

Have a wonderful rest of the week friends!

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Prepping and prepping and prepping

We’ve spent the past few weeks beefing up our inventory for the upcoming Bunka-Sai Japanese Cultural Festival this weekend in Torrance.  Here’s a sneak peek of some of the brand new fabrics we’ll be showcasing at the craft fair:

Along with our signature aprons, we’ll also be featuring our brand new Handy Pouches, refrigerator handle covers, pot holders, dish towels and a few other special surprises.

If you’re free this weekend, come join us in Torrance for a fun weekend of crafts, food, games and cultural exhibitions!  We would love to see you there!

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Introducing our brand new Handy Pouch!

We are a pair of mother/daughter bag ladies.  We love bags of all shapes and sizes.  Tote bags, reusable bags, cross body bags, bucket bags, shoulder bags, clutches, makeup bags, and little pouches of all shapes and sizes.  When it comes to bags, we don’t discriminate.  Because of this, we’re so excited to announce that we’ll be featuring a brand new item at our upcoming craft fair later this month!

Our Pretty in Gingham Handy Pouch is an adorable lined pouch featuring a snap closure.  It is perfect for carrying anything under the sun including your keys, phone, coupons, coins, credit cards, tissue, makeup, medication or any of the other little odds and ends that tend to get lost in a larger purse.  The Handy Pouch is great to use when working out and will easily fit your phone, keys, gym card and headphones or is a stylish way to tote around a pack of tissue during allergy season or to organize coupons when heading out to the market.  It’s a great way to keep your phone sand-free during the day at the beach or to keep your little one’s pacifier clean and safe.

Our Handy Pouches would make great gifts for the special women in your life and can be customized with the colors or fabric design of your choice.

We hope you love them as much as we do!


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Cherry blossom season

There is nothing quite as beautiful as cherry blossom season in Japan.  Cherry blossoms known as sakura in Japan, range anywhere in color from a beautiful white to a dazzling pink and are richly symbolic in Japanese culture.

One of the brand new aprons we will be featuring at the upcoming Bunka-Sai Japanese Cultural Festival on April 25 and 26 (click here for more details) is our sakura apron, one of Kristy’s personal favorites.


Featuring gorgeous cherry blossoms in the most beautiful colors against a dramatic black backdrop, this apron would make the perfect addition to your kitchen or as a Mother’s Day gift for one of the special women in your life.


As always, our Pretty in Gingham aprons can be custom ordered in the size, color or fabric design of your choice.  Email us at with any questions or order information or come get your Mother’s Day shopping done at the Bunka-Sai Japanese Cultural Festival later this month!

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