March 29, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Well not exactly... :)

I could not resist sharing some photos of my little one on St. Patty's Day.

2011                                     2012

March 23, 2012

Birthday Central! - Recent Custom Orders

It has been birthday party central here at HCD. In addition to celebrating HootyCutie's one year anniversary, March is also my husband's (10th), our nephew's (13th), and my birthday (15th) (we also have 3 other extended family member birthdays between the 9th and 17th... what is it about March!). So we have been doing a lot of celebrating around here! It also seems like the requests for dresses for birthday parties are also rolling in. 

March 16, 2012

HCD First Year in Review

Shop started with owl pillows and crochet hats,
then added pillowcase dresses
Lots of pillowcase dresses,
Next came the reversiable dress, and shortly after boy clothing
My two best sellers have been the
reversible Hallowen/Thanksgiving Dress and the FSU pillowcase
I then started custom orders
Next came reversible vests
And finally my spring line and interchangable flower headband system
On March 22nd, HootyCutie Designs will have been open on Etsy for one year. And what a year it has been! There have been some really big changes in my life. Some of them were not exactly pleasant, but I can honestly say that I am so happy with how things have turned out.
This time last year, I was teaching high school and preparing for Spring Break. I was so excited about having an entire week to spend at home with my daughter and had plans to start an Etsy shop as a side project. I have always been “crafty”, but it seemed the birth of my daughter unleashed some underlying crafting madwoman. I needed an outlet for all these new craft projects and an Etsy shop seemed like a great way to “unload” my end products as well as create some funds for future projects. Read more in my very first blog post Day 1.

March 6, 2012

One Year Celebration - Giveaway!

On the 22nd of this month, HootyCutie Designs will have been open for one year on Etsy! Something that was suppose to be a little side thing for fun has turned into so much more. I'm so glad that I did this blog in addition to the shop. It is kind of like a time capsule and I am able to go back and see how HootyCutie has evolved (more on that to come).
To celebrate, I have some fun things planned leading up to the big day. To start with we are going to do a giveaway! And to make it even better, there will be, not one, but two winners! The prize... a $25 credit to HCD. I've created lots of ways to enter including things you can do daily for extra entries. But the only mandatory entry is to simply tell me how you would spend your $25 credit. So enter away!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

March 2, 2012

Recent Custom Orders

Things have have been good here at HCD. My daughter is officially sleeping in her own bed. And with the new bedtime, I have a little more free time. But the real exciting news is that it is March! March is one of my favorite months of the year. It might have something to do with the fact that my birthday (and my husbands) is this month. It is also the month that I opened HootyCutie Designs on Etsy. So I have been planing  some fun things to celebrate including a sale and a giveaway. So stay tuned...

On to the custom orders: