February 24, 2013

Garden Party Launch/Trunk Show

While I am working with my amazing team to get the spring items ready to list in the Etsy shop, I wanted to give the local moms a heads up about our launch party/truck show. If you read my previous post, you might be scratching your head a little. But as you will read in the now edited post, you should never say something is set in stone! So what you are reading here is in fact correct. The launch party will be Monday, March 4th from 6-8pm. It is drop in style, so don't fret if you can't make it until after 6. And little ones are also welcome to join us. It might be nice to have them there to try a few things on. 

It will be hosted by the amazing Marcy of Magic by Marcy (who put together the amazing invitation at the start of this post!). You will be able to see all of goodies from the Garden Party line first hand. They will be available for purchase along with all the other outfits that I have ready made. And of course you can always place an order for any custom outfits while there. You know Easter is quickly approaching...

We will also be doing a drawing for a item of the winners choice from the new Garden Party line. All those who attend will get one entry for attending and another if you bring a friend...the more friends the more entries. You can receive another entry for every $30 you spend and 5 extra entries if you book a trunk show of your own. Lots of ways to entry means even more chances to win!

Please make sure you join the event on Facebook and share with all of your friends. We can't wait to see you there. 

February 21, 2013

Spring Line Update

Yesterday was the spring line photo shoot. And let me tell you, it was A-MAZ-ING! Linda with Long's Photography simply outdid herself. The backdrop was breathtaking. And oh my at the little cuties that came to model for us. They were also so adorable. I can not wait to show you guys all of the pictures. But for now you will have to settle for a few more teasers.

This spring line has been one for the story books. Don't get me wrong, I have loved creating all these little pieces. But things did not go smoothly. I got a much later start than I had hoped for. I was not really able to start with the actual designing until about January 31st. That's right... I went from design to completion in about 20 days! And in that 20 days I had to replace 2 irons, a sewing machine (I lost 2 on consecutive days), and even my seam ripper. You know it is bad when you break your seam ripper! I am very happy to have a new, more advanced machine. Even if we did have to make a special trip to Wal-mart (my least favorite place in the world) at 9:00 at night to get it.

And now I will begin working on getting the listings ready while I wait on the beautiful photos. I have the amazing Marcy with Magic by Marcy working on the graphics.  I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and I am so excited to share these outfits with all of your little cuties. There will be a mix of ready to ship and made to order available for each item in the new line. So don't worry if I do not have your little one's size. I have fabric to make more.

I am setting a tentative release date of March 4th, but that date is not set in stone. However, one date that is set in stone (one should never say set in stone... it means it will instantly change!) for our local Tallahasseeians (not sure that is a word) is the trunk show/launch party for the new line. It will be held on Friday, March 15th Monday, March 4th. So mark your calenders and check back for more details soon!

Off to work on some orders for our recent giveaway winners!

February 16, 2013

Happy Birthday to some Cuties

So my poor little blog has been so neglected these past few months. I can't even remember the last time I posted a little update of all the little custom goodies I have been making. So her is a post to share some of the fun birthday requests I've received lately. 

First up the adorable little Winnie the Pooh party for one very special little cutie. I had so much fun creating this little reversible dress and these big ol' Happy Birthday banners. I love the fun mix of pink with the traditional Winnie the pooh colors. 

February 8, 2013

1000 Fan Giveaway

I cannot believe it! In one week we MORE than doubled at the HootyCutie Facebook page. It
is so amazing to have each and every one of you, and I can not wait to get to know you all better. So to lets do a little celebrating.

I have teamed up with two of my very favorite mommies in business to sweeten what would have been my 500 fan giveaway! And the best part is they are both the perfect compliment to your little one's HCD outfit.

First up is our oh so beloved Magic by Marcy. I mean come on! Seriously the cutest invites, announcements, holiday cards, and party creations ever.

She is always my go to for all things paper and digital. (All the adorableness you see here on this page also all her doing by the way.) You may remember here handwork from J's Monster Bash and the Rockin' Baby Shower for my sister-in-law

Magic by Marcy is offer a invitation creation for our little celebration. Be sure to check out all of her amazing parties at www.magicbymarcy.com and take a peek at all of her goodies at her shop. And please be sure to stop by her Facebook page and say thank you for sponsoring.

Next up is one every little girl (and the little girl inside all us mommies) is going to love. It's our favorite jewelry magician, Daizy Bugz Designs. I just have to tell you that J now thinks that no outfit is complete without one of her necklaces. And I know all the other little girls out there will feel the same!

Daizy Bugz is offering a necklace AND bracelet set for our little party. Please be sure to check out her creations at her shop and Facebook page. While there tell her thank you for sponsoring!

And of course HootyCutie will be offering not one, but two store credits! One person will win a $50 store credit and another will win a $30 store credit. So that makes for 4 amazing prizes for four very lucky winners.

And since it would not be much of a party without a little gift for everyone, I will be continuing the 15% off sale for the duration of the giveaway. That means you have until Friday, February 15th at midnight to scoop up some goodies. Use code 15LOVE at checkout.

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Giveaway ends Friday, February 15th at midnight. Winners will be announced within 48 hours. If winners do not respond with another 48 hours a new winner will be chosen.

February 1, 2013

Valentine's Collection 2013

Oh how much fun I had creating this mini collection. It was a sea of pink around here! And we had a blast at the model shoot by Long's Photography! It was so fun to see so many cuties sporting some HCD wear. And oh how adorable is this kissing booth?! I just can't stand it. And you have a chance to have your little one photographed just like this. You can enter to win a free session with Long's on their Facebook page! And if you don't win, you can still sign up for a session... at only $29 it is worth it.

All of these outfits are ready made, so they will be ready for pick-up/delivery or shipment the day you order. But there is only one in each size, so don't wait to get yours!

First up... The Le Petit Jardin (which means the little garden) Dress. This vintage inspired beauty is so sweet in shades of pale pink, cream, and grey. The flutter sleeves make your heart flutter with delight. And my favorite detail (which was a major splurge that I just had to have) is the button on the back! These little beauties are handmade in Italy and the perfect final touch.
Get it here!