Hi there! I am a stay at home mom located in west St. Louis county and I would love to create something special for you. I started making bows and tutus for my two girls and then decided to set up a little shop for people like me who love cute girly accessories but are not so thrilled with the price tag that usually comes with them. All my items are made with love and mommy-tested; I'm only satisfied with a finished product I would be proud to put on my own child.

Take a look around, if you have an idea but don't see exactly what you want I am happy to do custom orders. Local pickup or meeting at a convenient location for drop-off, as well as shipping are all available. I accept cash, check, or paypal. If you have any questions please contact me at tootsiebearbows@gmail.com.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

New Blankets + Christmas + Ordering Info.

Hi everybody!
It's been busy this past month as I did my first real show at the beginning of November. I was able to get a ton of new items made and wanted to share a few of them with you. First off, blankets. I have two new types of blankets available...
Double-sided minky blankets make a wonderful gift for a new baby. They are amazingly soft and just the right size for snuggling. You can choose from baby pink, hot pink, bubblegum, baby blue, light blue, navy, brown, mint green, kelly green, and ivory. These are available for $18.
I have also started making big flannel blankets. These are great for babies through toddlers as they are made from a full yard of fabric, super soft, yet lightweight and easy to fold up and stick in the diaper bag or stroller. And at $12, you can't beat the price! You can view other examples of both blanket styles as well as new cotton/minky blankets in my baby gifts photo gallery HERE.

A fun part of doing the show was coming up with some Christmas items. I have a whole gallery with all the photos but here are a few of my favorites:
Please browse through my Christmas Collection gallery by clicking HERE. I will be taking orders until December 5th to allow plenty of time for completion and delivery. I will basically be 8 months pregnant at that point and while I have been right on time with my other children, you just never know.

Here's the important part - after December 5th, if you are needing to order anything feel free to contact me. If it is something I already have made up at home or have the supplies I need, I may be able to fulfill your request. I just can't promise anything and do not want anyone to be disappointed if I have to turn them down. I do have some inventory left from the show as well, especially blankets, Christmas items and onesies. I appreciate all of my customers and will do what I can to accommodate any orders or requests I receive. And of course, I'll keep you posted on any baby news!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Need a Costume?

I have a few tutus available that would make great Halloween costumes (and continue to be played in long after!)
Little miss ladybug - all you need are some black tights, a pair of wings, and of course a matching bow...
Imagine how cute your girl would "bee" in this:
And lastly, if your daughter has future plans to be a pop princess...
As always there are lots of options with these...we could come up with a matching shirt, add bows or ribbons to any of the tutus, and custom size it to fit! Contact me asap if you would like to order anything for Halloween so I will have plenty of time to get it ready.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Updates.

It's been a little while since my last post but I will try to keep this one short and sweet. I have been able to do some great custom orders lately and I appreciate all of you keeping me on my toes and challenging me creatively. That's what I love about what I do! I thought I would share a few of my recent favorites...
These were a lot of fun. A fellow mommy (who I later found out was an old friend from elementary school - small world!) ordered these for her two boys to wear when they met their new baby sister in the hospital. I love the combination of different fabrics and colors and the uniqueness of the finished product. Of course, lil sis needed one too...
These can be customized with whatever colors you like; I can use only one or two fabrics for the letters or make every one different. Onesies and boys T-shirts (short sleeve) are $10; girls T's are $12.
This is the cupcake applique shirt that my little cupcake wore for her first birthday, along with this:
I call it my confetti tutu - it's definitely my personal favorite of the tutu's I have made so far. It's kind of random and crazy with lots of color and little ribbons tied on all over. But that's what I love about it! In my opinion, you have to see it on to get the full effect, it's even cuter in person.
So much for this being a short post! One more and then I'll stop, I promise. One of my loyal customers is taking a Disney trip soon and wanted a special outfit for her daughter to wear. She came to me and I came up with this sassy little ensemble:
My favorite part has to be the little touch of zebra. The ruffle bloomers are available in sizes 0-24 months for $16, in any color combination you request. (I can also make plain diaper covers without the ruffles).

One last note - I am planning on participating in a holiday boutique in early November so I will be making up some items in advance to have available for sale. I'll post the details in the near future, but I would also be happy to set up shop in my living room at any time if you are a person that has a hard time visualizing things and prefers to have your choices right there in front of you. I've thought about doing home parties where I bring my goodies to you...that is on my list of "someday, when I have the time" plans for the moment!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Fall is almost here...

I am starting to get requests for long sleeve shirts and onesies so I thought it would be a good time to post a quick note about them. Long sleeve onesies are available in the same sizes as short sleeve for $1 more than the price of whatever you are ordering in short sleeve. Make sense? Good. I have not seen the long sleeve t's arrive at Target yet so if you are placing an order with a long sleeve shirt, I will have to wait until they are in stock to get a price set (I don't know if they charge more for the long sleeves or not). I've noticed a shortage of short sleeve girls t's as well, so if you have or plan to order one, I will do my best to find it but it may end up being another brand if Target's are just plain sold out.

Next order of business...did I mention I'm pregnant? Yes, it's true. I am due January 10 with baby #3. I will definitely be taking a maternity leave after Christmas and when I start up again it will be very slowly - I'm still not sure how much I will be able to accomplish with 3 kids underfoot (none of which are in school).  It's never too early to start thinking about Christmas gifts you may want to order - the more advance notice I have, the better! I may get to a point before Christmas where I have to stop taking orders so keep that in mind. Not trying to pressure you, just letting you know!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Personal Project

I am two days away from my beach vacation and so very excited! I wanted to make my baby a cute little outfit to wear and I must say, I am very pleased with the results. Believe it or not, I haven't made a ton of clothes and stuff for my own girls since I started the business because I haven't really had time. I am by no means a master seamstress but I found a tutorial online and whipped out this little number in only a few hours. I hope to make one for my older daughter as well, maybe for back to school in a cute fall pattern. Here is the finished product...
Are you in love yet? I know I am! Now for the close-ups...
I am offering the lovebird applique at the same price points as my other applique onesies and tees. I do have one more t-shirt (size 9 mo.) like the one I used in these photos available for purchase. If you are interested in ordering a skirt, the prices will vary by size so contact me for specifics.

I will be out of town from 7/16-25 and will resume business as usual when I return. I'm looking forward to my week of rest and am hoping to come home with lots of new ideas for fall!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Quick Update

Just wanted to let y'all know I have started exclusively using Carters/Just One Year onesies (no more Gerber). After working with both I feel the Carters are better quality and more true to size.

Also I have been thinking about adding some new applique designs, specifically for boys, to my collection. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please send them my way!

Lastly I wanted to remind you that I offer a one time, 10% referral discount if you tell a friend about me and they mention your name when ordering. So spread the word and save a little $$ on your next order!

Gotta go, be on the lookout for another giveaway soon, I plan on doing at least one a month so there will be plenty of chances to win.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Contest #1!

The 4th of July will be here before we know it, and I thought it would be a good occasion to do my first giveaway! You can win one of these star applique onesies (or a t-shirt) in the size of your choosing, and all you have to do is leave a comment below this post or on my Facebook page. You can enter until 5pm tomorrow (6/9) and the winner will be drawn at random shortly after.
If you are not the lucky winner, but you would like to order one of these cuties, they are $10. I can also do a boys patriotic tie onesie, red white & blue tutu, and of course matching hairbows in any size. Good luck!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Bibs&Burps

Whew! I've been busy! (Not complaining of course.) I'm using a momentary lull in orders to unveil a few new items that I am very excited to share with you: chenille-backed bibs and burp cloths. The bibs have a pearlized snap (unless you prefer velcro) and measure approximately 8.5"x 12.5", large enough to accommodate infants through toddlers. The burp cloths measure approximately 8"x17" - the perfect size to throw over your shoulder. Both are topstitched for extra durability. I will add photos as I make more samples but if you have a particular color or pattern in mind I would be happy to try and find it for you. As for pricing - bibs are $6, burp cloths are $5.
These are also great as part of a coordinating gift set - most fabrics can be used for a letter or shape appliqued onto a onesie, or a larger blanket.
 More detailed photos can be seen in my photo galleries. Check back often for new designs!

Friday, May 14, 2010

New Stuff

First of all, thanks to everyone who has been keeping me busy with orders in the last few weeks. The Cardinals onesies are really gaining popularity and I would love to start a photo gallery of all your cute babies showing off their ruffles!

Speaking of ruffles, did you know that in addition to tulle ruffles, I can also add fabric ruffles to any onesie? A few I've made so far have been pre-printed on the front and I simply added coordinating fabric to the backside, like this:
So cute, right? Even cuter with a matching bib and burp cloth!
The edges on these samples have been purposely left unfinished for a little intentional fraying to occur. Moving on...
There is now an option for a "fairy-style" tutu with the ends cut to a point...
...some new bow photos up...
...and a fun & festive first birthday onesie.
So there you have it. If you haven't checked my Photo Galleries in a while, take a look - these plus other new items have been added and you just might get inspired!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

I make boy stuff too...

...like this little number:
which is available for $6. Complete the set with a matching burp cloth ($5) and minky baby blanket ($15) and you will have the cutest little man in town.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Minnie

I made a Minnie Mouse applique shirt for my daughter and liked it so much, I decided to add it to my growing list of items for sale. The photo shows the minnie shape in black & white polka dot with a red bow and matching red zigzag stitch around the edge. You can choose any color you like for the bow and thread. Another option is a black felt minnie with a solid or patterned bow (red & white polka dot, zebra, etc.) Of course, I can also make matching hairbows and tutus to complete the set, or a Minnie onesie with matching tulle ruffles on the butt. Hopefully I will have a sample photo soon, it's on my to-do list for my baby girl. Minnie shirts and onesies are $10.
My favorite little model showing off hers! (Note - the rhinestones came with this particular shirt but I can add them if you like the look.)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Customs

I was able to help out a friend recently with some custom bows to match a baby shower gift, and I was really happy with the results. Custom orders are a lot of fun for me and make the perfect finishing touch to complete the outfit. I do not charge extra for custom orders. All you have to do is email me a photo and I will take care of the rest!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Hey, Sports Fans!

Baseball season is here, and even the tiniest sports fans can root, root, root for the home team! I am proud to offer Cardinals logo applique onesies and shirts for sale. They feature a red felt logo with white stitching around the edges, plus a little extra surprise on the backside - wait for it - tulle ruffles! (Of course, these can be made without the ruffles for boys, too). I can also do the logo in pink to make it even more girly. I seriously can't get over how stinkin' cute they are.





Onesies are available in sizes newborn-24 months and are $8 ($6 without ruffle). I use Carters and Gerber onesies and always prewash (or should I say pre-shrink) them. T-shirts size 0-12 months are available for $6, 18 months on up are $8. These would be so cute with the child's name monogrammed on the back! I do not do this in my home but can get it done for you at an extra cost or direct you to a few different places I have used if you are interested. I can add a number on the back for $2 extra. Click HERE to view sample photos. 

Don't forget to accessorize! Complete the outfit with a red and white tutu or matching bow; I have created a special edition Cardinals bow that is available for $5, tutus start at $8. I am also open to other sports team logos & color combinations, so if you have an idea just ask!

 

Monday, April 12, 2010

Coming Soon...

I am so excited. I've been working on a few new ideas to expand the variety of products I offer and my "practice" pieces have been turning out really cute! I don't want to give away all my surprises just yet but I will tell you to check back soon for blankets, bibs, burp cloths and lots of ruffly butts! Here's a little sneak peek:

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Headbands

In case you were wondering, YES! I offer crochet headbands to accompany my hairbows & flowers. They are available in just about every color and two different sizes. 1.5" headbands are $1 and 2.75" headbands are $1.25. I keep a limited amount in stock but if you order something I don't have on hand, it may add 2-3 days to the normal processing time.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Fabulous Flowers

I have lovely flower clips (Gerbera Daisies) available for $3 each. Choose from Light/Dark Pink, Bright Blue, Light/Dark Purple, Red, Yellow, Green, Black. Flowers are sewn together so they don't fall apart and you can choose a jewel or regular flower center.

View Photos at my Flower Gallery

Clippies

I have lots & lots of super cute clippies and more on the way! Clippies can be purchased individually or as matching sets. (I like to have sets of 2 so I can use them with pigtails). Here's the lowdown:

Ribbon Lined Clippies
$0.75 each for up to six clippies.
$0.50 each for orders of more than six clippies.

Tuxedo Bow Clippies
$1 each; $0.50 for every 4th clippie ordered
(That's 4 for $3.50, 8 for $7, etc.)

Also available in solid colors by request (even if not pictured). Check back often for seasonal styles!

View Photos at my Clippie Gallery

Tutus

My tutus are made with at least 4 yards of tulle and have an elastic waistband. They can be made to fit any age/size child. The average length is about 8 inches but it can be adjusted to fit your preferences. When ordering, please provide either a waist measurement or the age of the child to ensure a proper fit.
Here is a price list:

Basic Tutu - up to 3 colors: $8 matte tulle/$10 sparkle tulle

Add-on's:
Large satin bow $2
Small ribbon strips $2
Small rhinestones (glued on) $2
Extra colors of tulle $1 each

*As a special offer, when you order a tutu I will take $1 off a coordinating Large Bow or Flower Clip of your choice!

If you select a multi-color tutu, you can choose to alternate each color or have larger groupings for a striped effect. Just let me know which you prefer.

View Photos at my Tutu Gallery