Tanaka Farms Boutique parking information

Hi friends,

First of all, we want to wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving spent with family, friends and those you hold most dear.  We also want to take the time to let all of you know how appreciative we are for your friendship and for your support of Pretty in Gingham these past few years.  It has truly meant the world to us.

We also want to encourage you to sign up for a free parking pass if you are planning to attend the Tanaka Farms Holiday Boutique on Saturday December 2.  Those of you who have been to Tanaka Farms lately for the pumpkin patch or to see Hello Kitty know how hectic the parking can be on a weekend.  Save yourself the hassle and register for a free parking pass at http://tanakafarms.com/.   Not only will you get to shop from amazing local vendors but SANTA and HELLO KITTY will be there as well!

This will be our last craft show of the holiday season and we hope to see you there!


Tanaka Farms Holiday Boutique

Our last boutique of the holiday season is just a few weeks away and we are excited to close out our 2017 season with the Tanaka Farms Holiday Boutique.  If you haven’t been to Tanaka Farms before, it is a lovely family owned farm that offers year round events and some of the most gorgeous Christmas trees we have ever seen.


Come join us for a fun day of shopping and pick up a Christmas tree or wreath to take home while you’re at it!  We’ll be featuring our signature Pretty in Gingham items such as aprons, tote bags, dish towels, oven mitts and blankets along with some special goodies for the pups and babies in your life.

If you aren’t able to join us or would like to place a special order, please feel free to email us at prettyingingham@gmail.com.

We hope you and your family have a healthy, happy and peaceful Holiday season!

Kiku Crafts and Food Fair

One of our absolute favorite craft shows of the entire year is just a few weeks away and we couldn’t be more excited.  The Kiku Crafts and Food Fair is always an amazing day of shopping local and handmade items and enjoying yummy food.  Kikujpg

We’ll be featuring our signature Pretty in Gingham items including aprons, dish towels, oven mitts, dog collars, bibs and burp cloths for babies, totes and quilts.  If you aren’t able to join us, please feel free to email us at prettyingingham@gmail.com to place a special order.

We look forward to seeing you!

Kokoro Craft Boutique 10/1/17

Happy Labor Day Weekend!  It’s hard to believe the holidays are just around the corner, especially with the intense heat wave we have been having in Southern California the past week.

We are so excited to share that we will be participating in the Kokoro Craft Boutique at the Japanese American National Museum again this year!  This is the perfect opportunity to get a head start on your holiday shopping for family, friends, teachers or even yourself!


We’ll be featuring our signature Pretty in Gingham aprons, dish towels, pot holders, tote bags along with some other special surprises we have been working on.  If you are unable to attend the boutique in person and would like to place a special order, please feel free to email me at prettyingingham@gmail.com.  Special order items can be customized with the fabric design and colors of your choice.

We hope to see you there!

Stroller Organizer

Hi all, Happy Father’s Day Weekend!

My daughter needed a way to keep her stroller organized during a long day at a local amusement park so I came up with this stroller organizer that can be tied to the stroller handles or handle bar on any stroller.


The stroller organizer features 5 small pockets that are perfect for holding things like snacks, water bottles, hand sanitizer, wipes, sunblock, etc. and 1 large velcro pocket that is perfect for things like diapers or a change of clothes.

My daughter rotates between a few different strollers and this stroller organizer can be easily removed and tied onto something else in the blink of an eye.


The stroller organizer is also slim and low profile so it won’t get in the way when walking and won’t affect your grip when pushing the stroller.  There is also still plenty of room for stroller hooks or carabiners on the handle bar and the stroller organizer does not prevent you from having access to the bottom storage basket of the stroller.


My daughter said it held up great at the amusement park and allowed her to have a quick and easy way to organize all of my grandson’s things.  These stroller organizers are available by special order at prettyingingham@gmail.com and can be customized with the fabric color and pattern of your chose.

We hope you have a great weekend celebrating the special men in your life!

Karen JPEG

Quilts, quilts and more quilts

The first quilt I ever made was for my grandson before he was even born.  Since then, I have made at least half a dozen more for my grandson including the rescue vehicles quilt I shared in my previous post and have really grown to love the process of designing and creating them though I have to admit that quilts are definitely a labor of love.

Pretty in Gingham has also started accepting special order requests for quilts.  Most of the customers I have worked with have requested quilts for babies, toddlers or younger children but these quilts would make wonderful gifts for older children as well since the fabric and color scheme can be completely customized.



Our apologies for the poor quality of the photos.  We definitely are not photography experts!

Please feel free to contact us at prettyingingham@gmail.com with any questions about placing a special order for a quilt.  These quilts would make wonderful gifts for a baby shower, birthday or even to celebrate the transition to a big kid bed.  Quilts can be customized to match the size, color and fabric design of your choice.

Karen JPEG

Rescue vehicle blanket

Happy May!  It’s hard to believe we are already halfway through the month of May.  Even though the weather has started to warm up, my mind has been on blankets lately.

My grandson recently celebrated a birthday and for part of his birthday present, I made a blanket for him.  He loves trucks and cars of all kinds and I thought this pattern would be perfect for him.


Blankets can be special ordered in the size, color and fabric design of your choice.  These blankets make wonderful gifts for baby showers or birthday presents and are also perfect when upgrading from a crib to a big kid bed.

Looking forward to watching my grandson play on this blanket with all of his trucks and cars!

Karen JPEG

Mini Backpack

We are so excited to reveal our brand new Mini Backpack which will be available by special order only!

Our Mini Backpack measures 12″ H  x 10″ W and is the perfect size for any toddler, preschooler or young child.  It is fully lined and features adjustable straps allowing this backpack to grow with the child, a large zippered pocket perfect for holding toys or a favorite blanket/stuffed animal and a small zippered pocket for small items like cars or crayons.  This backpack would also be great for holding a change of clothes, snacks or even a few diapers while you’re out on the town, at preschool/daycare or enjoying some time at the park.


Our Mini Backpacks will be available for $25 by special order only and can be customized to feature the fabric design or color of your choice. Please feel free to email us at prettyingingham@gmail.com with any questions or to place your order.  These backpacks would make great Easter or birthday gifts for all the little cuties in your life.


Karen JPEG

Plans for 2017

Hope all of you enjoyed the first weekend of December!  We had a blast participating in the Tanaka Farms Holiday Boutique on Saturday but now we’re ready to unwind, enjoy the holidays with our family and start making plans for 2017.

One of the things on the 2017 Pretty in Gingham agenda is to debut our brand new dish towel design which we have been revamping the past few months.  We’ll be using a larger, softer, more absorbent towel which will hold up great in any kitchen.  Here’s a little sneak peak:


We’ve tested these towels and they’ve maintained their softness and absorbency even after heavy use and many washes.

Our brand new dish towels will be available for special order in 2017 and will be available at our 2017 craft shows.

We want to take the time to thank each and every one of you for your support this year. We wish you and your families and healthy, happy and wonderful new year and look forward to seeing you in 2017!

Karen JPEG


Stocking stuffers

It’s really starting to feel like Christmas here in Southern California and we can’t wait for the Tanaka Farms Holiday Boutique this Saturday!tanakafarmsWe are really excited to be debuting a few new Pretty in Gingham items at the Tanaka Farms boutique that would make great little stocking stuffers for the special people in your life.

Our drawstring bags are perfect for storing little goodies like makeup, candy or keys in your purse and also come in handy in gym bags, diaper bags or backpacks.  They are the perfect way to keep all your items in one place!


Our zipper pouches come in a variety of shapes and sizes and make great makeup bags, pencil bags or cell phone holders.  They can also double as a coupon holder or coin purse and can even be used to keep baby items like pacifiers or teething toys clean and organized in a larger bag.


Lastly, our key fobs make it easy to find your keys in whatever type of bag you carry. Whether it’s a small cross body, a large tote, a backpack or diaper bag, you will never have to find yourself searching the deepest, darkest crevices of your bag for your keys.  The strap of our adorable key fob can also be slipped over your wrist for hands free carrying while working out at the gym, going for a run, walking the dog, or running errands.



As always, all of our Pretty in Gingham items can be custom ordered based on the design or color of your choice.

We hope to see you this weekend at the Tanaka Farms Holiday Boutique!