Cherry Blossom Festival recap

Happy 2nd day of Spring!

We had a blast participating in the 3rd annual Huntington Beach Cherry Blossom Festival yesterday.  We tried a ramen burger, got to check out different Japanese cultural exhibits and performances and enjoyed the beautiful weather.


Thank you to those of you who stopped by!  It was lovely to meet all of you!

Our next craft fair will be in July in Venice and we look forward to seeing all of you there.  In the meantime, please feel free to email us at for product or order information.  We are still taking custom order requests for Mother’s Day!

Huntington Beach Cherry Blossom Festival

Happy Leap Day!  We hope you have all been enjoying the beautiful weather we’ve been having in Southern California lately.

March is a really exciting month for us this year.  We can’t wait for Daylight Savings and the longer days but we are also really looking forward to our next craft fair.

Please join us on SUNDAY MARCH 20 from 11am-4pm for the Sister City Association of Huntington Beach’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival (check out the website here) at the Huntington Beach Central Park Bandstand (7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach).

Admission is FREE and the event will feature Japanese cultural exhibits, food, arts and crafts, games and performances including taiko, odori, shamisen and the ramen burger.  100% of the proceeds from the Cherry Blossom Festival will go to supporting the Huntington Beach Sister City relationship and student exchange program with Huntington Baech’s sister city Anjo, Japan.

We’ll be there all day featuring a variety of our Pretty in Gingham items included our new and improved aprons (more information coming soon!), towels, pot holders, tote bags, handy pouches, baby bibs, baby bandanas, burp cloths and toy straps.

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, the Cherry Blossom Festival is a great place to get started on handmade gifts for the special women in your life.  We hope to see you there!

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.


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, extra lining and plenty of pockets to keep your must have items organized.


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 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.



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 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!


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 with any questions!