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Friday, December 18, 2009

Boutique Custom Peasant Spring set OOAK 5 6


Peasant style top/dress, made with three coordinating fabrics, elastic on neck,soft shirring & delicate pink lace at sleeves...

Pants have wide legs, elastic, I added a cute matching covered button at each leg...

This is a NEW ready to ship OOAK set that will best fit a 5t 6 or slim 7

M2MG Super Star CUSTOM Shirt


This auction is for the T-Shirt only and can be made in the size of your choice! I can easily re create this design on a 3T, 4T, 5T, 6, 7, or size 8 shirt. The images will be hand drawn to assure the best proportions to the size requested! 

We have an Extension till 2011

Today the Commission is taking very significant action to further implement those provisions of the CPSIA dealing with testing and certification. In the agreed-to Federal Register Notice (see CPSC website), we are setting out a schedule for lifting the stay of enforcement we adopted in February, 2009. This action impacts a number of different products in a number of different ways. However, the action that will be of most interest across industry lines is our decision to extend for one additional year, until February 10, 2011, the stay on testing and certification to the lead content standards.

The stay was needed because the deadlines set out in the CPSIA were wildly unrealistic and their enforcement would have resulted in even more chaos in the marketplace than we have already seen over the past year without increasing safety. Since the stay of enforcement did not negate the need to comply with the underlying requirements of the law, it provided relief to regulated industry without impacting consumer safety.

Monday, December 14, 2009

TWIN KITTENS, handmade felt tree ornaments, Free Shipping


These little kittens are snuggled up together in a cosy brushed cotton blanket, decorated with a red, hand embroidered trim. They are waiting for little hands to hang them on the Christmas tree. They also enjoy peeping out from a Christmas stocking or your child's pocket. The kittens are just four inches tall from the top of their ears to the bottom of their blanket (11cm) and have a braided silk loop to hang from the tree.

Mini Stocking Ornament-Raspberry and Champagne Striped


This listing is for 1 raspberry pink/champagne striped stocking. Stocking measures approximately 5" tall, features raspberry pin, glittery champagne and black and white stripes, a black felt top, and raspberry pink and cream rosettes.

BUY 3, GET 1 FREE!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

House Wren - Plush Doll


Introducing bird art that you can hug! Sit it on a shelf, keep it on your desk, put it wherever you need a smart little bird to make you smile! This one is a house wren.

Approx. 7.5 inches from beak to the tip of his wings and 7.5 inches from his feet to the tip of the tail.

The Emotionals - sweet heart

Happy, sad, angry, sorry, delighted, overjoyed. This little fellow can't help expressing a whole bunch of different emotions with his eyes.

They're most natural emotion is wide-eyed wonder but you can move their little felt eyes around to suit your mood. This is a great way to let your office coworkers know what mood you're in when they step into your cubicle!

Emotionals also make fabulous friends to tell your troubles to. They're a great interactive toy for children over the age of five.

Christmas BunniBoo Plush Bunny Rabbit


Custom made BunniBoo Plush Bunny Rabbit
"New Handmade Original Decorated Clothing & Accesories Made By Real Grandma's In The Great Smokey Mountains Of The U.S.A."

Getting ready for the Christmas Parade...;)

Measures 7" tall with ears 10"

My BunniBoo's are a new addition to my Shop. All BunniBoos are One of a Kind and this one plays I'll be Home for Cjristmas and Ready to go home.

Pepper the Owl in Rubber Ducky Print


This little owl is made from a combination of fabric and felt and is both hand and machine sewn. He measures approximately 4" by 5" and is stuffed with poly fiberfill.
If you are interested in a custom made plush toy of any kind please convo me

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Popular Zhu Zhu Pets Might Be Recalled From Market


Zhu Zhu Pets, which was one of the highly demanded toys of the festive season might be recalled from the market. Reports that have started surfacing against these Zhu Zhu Pets indicate that these toys contain toxic elements that can cause severe health hazards including cancer. Though some sources stated that Zhu Zhu Pets would be recalled from the market, none of the officials have made any statement on the recall of the Zhu Zhu Pets.

It has been alleged that the antimony level present in the Zhu Zhu Pets is much higher than the limit fixed by the federal agencies. Records state that federal authorities allow sixty parts of antimony in a million but Zhu Zhu Pets have exceeded that limit. Their nose contains one hundred and three parts of antimony per million and their fur contains ninety-three antimony bodies per million. These can cause severe health hazards for children and so the cuddly, lovable toys might be pulled out of the market.

As the company officials have not yet made any statement regarding the presence of toxic elements on the pet or for recall of the pets, Zhu Zhu Pets are still available in store. People who have already purchased these pets can keep them as long as the company does not recall the pets. However, someone who is worried about the health hazards that can be caused by these pets is urged to contact the company. The company would be able to provide them with the appropriate information of what is the actual problem related to these toy pets.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sassy Gingerbread Twirl 3/4


I just love how my newest design came together for the MemoryLane RUNWAY LAUNCH.
Sweet Sassy Gingerbread...It's perfect for the upcoming Holidays!
Be the FIRST ( and only) to capture sweet memories of your little beauty in my newest One of A Kind 3pc (shirred top, Beret, three tiered ruffle skirt) Christmas Design. (shirt not included)

Custom Boutique DISNEY EPCOT Boys


IMAGINE...4,3,2,1 BLAST OFF into Space with this Rocket Alien Set perfect for your Winter Trip to DISNEY and EPCOT Center. READY TO SHIP in size 2T. 2 Pc Knit Tee and Applique Pants.

Choose Your Own Fairy Costume


This Auction is for you to Choose your Very Own Fairy Princess Costume! You get to choose ANY of the Fairy Princess Costumes Pictured Above # 1- 5.
VOILA you have a One Of A Kind Fairy Princess Costume!

This Auction is for:

1 - Tulle Dress
1 - Pair of Fairy Wings
1 - Garland Crown
1 - Bag of Pixie Dust
1 - Magical Wand

MG FASHION JEWELRY - earrings, necklaces, bracelets

Christmas is approaching and we are looking for the best deals. BUY ONE GET ONE FREE deals are the best. I have FREE earrings with any purchase today! FREE silver or gold gift box is included as well. FREE US shipping on most of my products.

Give this love to somebody who is close to your heart, including yourself.

SHOP WILL BE CLOSED between 12/9/2009 - 1/1/2010 due to family issues. Please, make your orders soon, last day of accepting orders is 12/8/2009.
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

CUSTOM Boutique DOTS Dress Cloche Hat 2-6


I love MM"s fabric and the classic, timeless design of black/white...!

This auction is for the Halter Dress with Cloche Hat ONLY...! I've done many of these sets and vary the prints for a OOAK custom design so I included additional pics of the new fabrics that will be used in the skirt of the halter dress.

The dress is a V neck halter dress, with the halter being made in MM's ETC fabric. The skirt is a double skirt...with longer black skirt. strip skirt with varying fabrics and black ruffle where bodice connects with the skirt. A fabric flower with accented center is at the waist of the skirt and on the cloche hat.

Boutique Snoopy Vida Christmas Dress


WOW! Will this make the BEST Christmas pictures or what?!?! This dress is soo cuuuuute with the addition of little jingly bells on the Christmas Tree for extra fun when she walks and dances!!

This EURO inspired dress has tons of details from yards and yards of ruffles, rick rack and fun appliques of Snoopy trimming his holiday tree and a sweet Schultz Style tree on the back complete with three dimensional tree trimmings and hand painted accents.

CPSC Allowing Mattel to do thier own testing....


Look what I have found..what are your thoughts on this...:(


By a unanimous vote, the CPSC recently confirmed that Mattel, the giant toymaker whose many recalls helped touch off the lead-in-toys panic in the first place, has qualified for an exemption from third-party (outside lab) testing of its products under CPSIA, and can instead test in its own in-house labs. Of course, most of Mattel’s competitors are less fortunate and do not operate on a scale that will make such an exemption feasible. The exemption for “firewalled” in-house labs, deemed by one critic a “hall pass,” was something Mattel obtained through intense lobbying back when the law was under consideration. Like the other giant in the business, Hasbro, Mattel actively lobbied for CPSIA’s passage, and even as the law has brought undreamt-of woe to thousands of smaller producers of kids’ products, the two big companies seem to be doing rather well under it. More: Timothy Carney, Washington Examiner; Brad Warbiany, Liberty Papers; Christopher Taylor, Word Around the Net. Other reactions to the exemption: Holly Jahangiri, Rick Woldenberg, Ed Morrissey/Hot Air (”one of the companies that created the problem in the first place has gotten a waiver”), Katherine Mangu-Ward/Reason (”Mattel now has a cost advantage on mandatory testing, and a handy new government-sponsored barrier to entry for its competitors”), Handmade Toy Alliance.


It’s old news, of course, that the CPSC asserts the power to go after eBay and Craigslist sellers, church bazaars, homeowners who hold yard sales and other sellers of used items that do not comply with CPSIA and other safety standards (although evidence is very sparse that most members of Congress actually realized the law would reach sales of those kinds.) Last month the CPSC saw fit to announce “Resale Roundup”, a new crackdown on secondhand sales.


What did we ever do before the CPSIA protected the US through its throngs of federal nannies? How did we ever survive garage sales in the past 233 years?”), Washington Times (”from yard sales to jail cells”), Katherine Mangu-Ward/Reason, John Stossel, Deputy Headmistress/Common Room (”Remember when Congress assured us that the little guys had NOTHING to worry about with the CPSIA because they weren’t going to come after us? They. Lied.”

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Boutique Holiday Christmas Applique Scottie Apron Dress Set

Celebrate the holidays in this adorable,
Large Applique Scottie Holiday Dress and Apron set.
Ready to be barking at your door in size 3 4/5 Depending on length.
Brand new for my winter collection this adorable Scottie
two pc holiday set!

Mercer St. Owls-- Little Zip pouch


NEW! Adorable Owls on Mercer Street designer fabric makes this pouch a wonderful addition to any handbag!!
If you like this little zip but want it in another fabric feel free to contact me!

Size:4 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Pink Polka Dot and White Chenille Tooth Fairy Pillow



Beautiful Pink Polka Dot & Chenille Yooth fairy Pillow hangs easily on the door knob or bedpost.

Boutique Christmas Pewter Charm Bracelet Silver


Pewter Christmas Holiday Charms

Sterling Silver curved tubes

Swarovski crystals

Sterling silver lobster clasp or silver toned toggle

Custom sized

Monday, October 5, 2009

D-l-M-O-N-D B-A-R-B-l-E- SET Boutique custom PAINTED



2 PIECE SET jumper dress set

Top in short or longsleeve

Jumper dress

available in sizes 12mth-5/6kids

Boutique Grinchy Applique Leggings Tutu



Up for your consideration is an adorable Christmas set including appliqued tee-shirt with removable fur cuffs, red and white stripe leggings, and a tutu skirt.
On the long sleeve white tee-shirt I have appliqued the Grinch. For the tutu skirt you pick your fabrics from the pictures listed below.
I will create a set for you in size 12 months thru size 6.

Custom Boutique Boys TONKA Christmas



This listing is for the Applique Polo Shirt and Applique Denim Pants ONLY!

You will recieve this 2 pc Set, Ready to Ship in size 24/2T.

What little boy doesn't just LOVE his Tonka Trucks?

Monday, September 28, 2009

Boutique DillyDally Christmas Alley Gingerbread Girl


This necklace features a sweet gingerbread girl all dressed up in pink!

I love it and I think you will too!!

Polymer clay gingerbread girl, sugared gumdrops and pink peppermint swirls really look great on this necklace

Christmas In Candy Land 3 pc set



Christmas In Candy Land This is a sweet 3 piece set. Made of polka dot corduroy! The skirt is a double layered twirl. Trimmed in ruffles. The peasant top is a white on white. Shirred ruffled cuffs, and ruffled edge. The corset vest is shirred in the back for comfortable fit. Ties at the shoulder, with a applique Christmas tree on the front! Snow flakes and jingle bells decorate the tree. This will be custom made for you. Size 2 thru 6

Boutique Catimini Ruffle Pink/Green Mouse Dress 3/6/9M



This listing is for an adorable dress by the European boutique brand, Catimini. The top is a super soft fuzzy textured material in a pale green color that goes over s fine whale cord material in a pink floral print. The skirt is tierred with 3 layers of different prints, two of which are fine cord. The bottom tier has little mice in the print which match the mouse on the chest of the dress.

Boutique Christmas Peasant set sz 3/4/



This sweet peasant dress in cream, with ruffled bottom, is perfect to wear by itself,
with a sash or as an underdress. I created a vintage look
by using ivory vintage lace trim around the shirred neckline and sleeves.
Dress is made from Egyptian cotton fabric. Sash is fashioned from adorable Koffman cupcake print.
This auction is for 2 pieces: the Lily dress and sash only.

Boutique Custom Victorian Christmas Set 5 6 7



This little set is so pretty and different than the norm of red and green. Pink is in.

You can wear this outfit three different ways as shown in the pictures. Just think how great this will be when she spills that gravy on the top - just reverse it and no one will know.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Euro Santa Hoodie Dress



Euro Hoodie Dress

Long sleeve dress with stripwork skirt. Embroidered on front with M2M santa. Sleeves can be rolled up or down. Pointed hood. Dress can be worn as is or with tee under. Would look great over jeans or with tights.

Boutique Snowman Smores Vida Dress Sz 2T-6



Vida dress made with a variety of smores fabrics. Included is the long-sleeve tee with the fur cuff. so I thought I would offer it again. I will recreate the outfit in sizes 2T-6.

Euro Christmas Sing Along with Euro Couture Fashion...



Come and see the new 2009 Christmas Fashion on Ebay and use the search word ECF...;)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Custom Boutique Polly Pocket Vida



Polly Pocket Euro Vida Dress, Sizes available are 2-6

Custom auction listing for one of any size available!
I'll re-create this dress for you and have it on the way to your house within 2 weeks or less

She'll LOVE the Applique'd Polly Pocket front and you'll love that it has buttons for easy on/off changing
The sides have elastic in them for a perfect fit. Can be worn with or without a top under it for changing of the seasons.

Custom Boutique Halloween Polkadotz Witch



"If the Shoes Fit..."
Euro Jumper and Ruffle Leggings
Sample Set Sizes 4t/5/6

Custom Boys *Monster* Halloween Set



Up for auction is a Custom Boutique Boys 2pc "Monster Mash" Halloween Lounge Set,
Custom Size 12 Months-8.You choose the size. I have taken the cutest designer flannel
fabric to make this set. This is so cute and unique. The bottoms can be made whatever
length you want.

This set includes:
Applique Googly Eye Button Tee
Long Monster Shorts

Friday, August 28, 2009

Your pics will be not be yours on EBAY starting August 31st 2009...Unless you do this..

I FOUND THIS IN A SPAM GORUP AND THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE.


SHAWN


You have until AUGUST 31 to opt out. Basically in a nut shell ebay will be considering all photos that are found in your auction whether it be your boutique photography photos, photos of your kid's, or the wii pictures you just took snap shots of to list to go into a picture library for all ebayers to use, kind of a stock photo mentality. Not everyone's will make the grade eBay says. Only the ones that they think are good. If you take a picture of an ipod touch and they consider it to be a good image they will put it in a library to be used by other eBayer. You will get a small name credit that eBay says may take up to 30 days or more for you to get credit. eBay does not say that it is limited to stock kinds of items. So if eBay thinks you take GREAT boutique pictures they can add it to the stock eBay images and then your competitor "sammyideastealer" can not only copy your boutique idea she can now use YOUR photos to sell her knock offs of your stuff.

Here is how you OPT OUT
If you do not want eBay to make the photos you upload to all of your future auctions available to other users in a sort of catalog process, you need to go change your settings *NOW*, before August 31st! If you opt out after that date, any photos you upload between the 31st and when you opt out will still be eligible for inclusion in their "catalog."

In order to opt out of this so-not-okay process, do the following. Hopefully your eBay pages look like mine. (I followed this easily)

1) Go to your eBay summary page ("My eBay").

2) On the left-hand side, there are three tabs that say "Activity," "Messages," and "Account." Hover over the "Account" tab. (I did not need to hover, hovering did nothing for me, if yours doesn't either, just go to the third step.)

3) A drop-down list will appear. Move your mouse down to "Site Preferences" and click. (Mine was simply listed under the Account section, again I did not need to hover, hovering did nothing for me)

4) You will be taken to a page with a list of site options for selling, shipping, and listing. About the sixth from the top is "Share your Photos." Click on the word "Show" on the right hand side next to this option.

5) The box will expand, and if you are opted in, "Yes" will appear. If you are opted out, "no" will appear. A small "Edit" link will appear below the "Show" link. If you want to change the settings, click "Edit."

6) You will be taken to a new page with the following text: If you'd like to opt-out of this program, please do so by checking this box and clicking the "submit" button below. (If you opt-out before August 31, 2009, none of your photos will be considered for inclusion in this program unless you opt back in at a later time. If you opt-out after August 31, 2009, any photos we select for inclusion in this program prior to your opt-out may continue to be used in the catalog)

7) If you want to opt out of the program, check the checkbox on the left-hand side next to the text, then go down and click the "Submit" button.

8 ) You will go back to the settings screen you were just on, and there will be a green checkmark and a confirmation message. Go down to the "Share your Photos" option again and click "Show." Your setting should now appear as "No."
Here is a link so you can read more
http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/sharing-content.html

(some of this was copied from another board.) Please fell free to spread the word by copying all or some off this post if you like.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

CPSIA, Textile & Yarn info on Childrens Clothing...

I copy this from a fellow Etsy Seller and going to share with you....

This article on the CPSC ruling regarding lead in textiles and yarns is important news for all creative businesses who produce for the children's market. The following information is is a complete quote, to avoid any mis-information or errors:

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has voted to exempt textiles from the lead testing and certification requirements for children's products covered by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). The exemption becomes effective within the next few days.

However, the CPSIA says that while fabric and yarn does not now need to be tested, the snaps, buttons, zippers found in a garment are not part of this rule - which means the final article of clothing still needs to be tested.

The CPSIA legislation aims to improve the safety of children's products - and in particular protect children from poisoning - by limiting the amount of lead and phthalates (chemicals commonly found in plastics) found in a range of items, including apparel and footwear, on sale in the US.

Last week the maximum allowable total lead content of items for children aged 12 and under fell by half to 300 parts per million (ppm). The allowable lead content falls again on August 14 2011, to 100 ppm.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Paypal adds new fees with no notice

Last month Paypal quietly began charging new fees to its customers who have personal accounts without actually notifying them of the change. The new fees apply to payments marked as “Goods” or “Services.” Such payments were previously free but will now be charged a fee of about 2.9% plus 30 cents. When confronted, Paypal claimed the new fees had been announced in email, news articles, and Paypal’s own blog. However that turned out to be untrue. The only thing mentioned in those announcements was Paypal’s decision to allow its customers with premium accounts to make personal transfers for free.

“We didn’t want to make a huge formal communication out of this pricing change, because we weren’t really adding any fees, and we were hoping it would be a more useful experience for people,” Charlotte Hill, PayPal’s PR manager said.

That is beyond inexcusable. When Paypal, or any company, makes a decision that is going to cost its customers money, the first thing they need to do is communicate this to those customers. I’m not sure how Paypal thinks taking more money from its customers equates to a more useful experience either. I get payments via Paypal from my clients every month and Paypal always takes a chunk for themselves. I think they need to be charging people who send money via Paypal, not those who receive it. Paypal gets a good $50 or so a month in fees from me each month, fees that come from money I’ve earned.

Do you think its fair or not? comment with your thoughts!

Boutique Custom Owl Set 3/4



THIS IS THE CUTEST OWL SET...
THIS 3 PC SET IS PERFECT FOR BACK TO SCHOOL AND FALL!!!
SET INCLUDES:
EURO DRESS
OFF THE SHOULDER PEASANT TOP
EURO WIDE LEG PANTS

Custom made Crochet Good Witch Ponytail Holders



You get two and their are ready for shipping
Anyone is sure to get a bunch of compliments with these cute Ponytail Holders. Great for Halloween or for young adults the go clubbing....cute to use for props for picture taking.

Halloween hair bows polymer clay Pumpkin



This auction is for the pair of hair bows.
These bows are made out of the finest grosgrain ribbon. All ends are heat sealed to prevent fraying. Colors are Purple,Green,White, Dark Purple. I added in the middle are these sweet little pumpkins made out of polymer clay. Size is 4.5in across and 2.5 high.

Custom Halloween Spider Boutique Set



How cute is little miss spider herself? Included in this auction:

~ Shirred Back Corset-Style Top
~ Wide-Leg Tiered Pantaloons


Saturday, August 1, 2009

CPSC Chairwoman’s Pledge for ‘Common Sense’ Approach to Be Tested

At her Senate confirmation hearing last month, new Consumer Product Safety Commission Chairwoman Inez Tenenbaum pledged a “common sense” approach to implementing the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, which has caused so much confusion for consumers and so many problems for businesses. The new law, passed by Congress to improve children’s product safety, has resulted in serious unintended consequences for a number of industries due to its overly broad definition of children’s products, unrealistic implementation timelines, and retroactive bans on the sale of existing inventory.

The first commission vote on a CPSIA-related issue under the new chairwoman took place this week. Unfortunately, it demonstrated just how difficult it can be to apply “common sense” to the implementation of this law, underscoring the need for Congress to address CPSIA’s problems before more unnecessary damage is done to thousands of small businesses throughout the country. In the 2-1 vote, Chairwoman Tenenbaum and the commission denied a petition for excluding crystal and glass beads in children’s jewelry, apparel and other products from the lead law, despite the fact that both CPSC staff and commissioners acknowledge there is no real risk of harmful lead exposure from these products.

Why does product safety law seem to be at odds with common sense? Ever since the new law debuted nearly a year ago, Congress has sought to avoid revisiting the flawed legislation, instead focusing blame on CPSC leadership for its countless implementation problems. Just in April, 28 Senators signed a letter to CPSC Acting Chairwoman Nancy Nord stating, “It is our view that the CPSC is empowered by CPSIA to exercise its authority and enforcement discretion in a manner that ensures enforcement of the act in a comprehensive manner while providing appropriate and common-sense relief to businesses and institutions.” Yet in denying the petition, Chairwoman Tenenbaum focused on the same problem that has hamstrung Republican and Democratic commissioners since the law’s inception: It denies the CPSC the flexibility to consider risk when determining whether or not a product is safe. Tenenbaum’s statement following the vote on crystal and glass beads tells the story: “a decision to grant the exclusion ... will reintroduce risk analysis back into consideration. ... Such an interpretation of the exclusion section of the CPSIA appears to be in direct conflict with the statutory language, which does not allow for the consideration of risk.”

While denied the right to apply risk analysis to the issues, Chairwoman Tenenbaum did state that the CPSC won’t enforce this rule outside of the market for children 6 years of age and under. Unfortunately, her statement does not provide meaningful relief, as the commission’s decision means the crystal and beads violate the law for all children 12 years of age and under, and thus to knowingly import or sell these items is to risk violating the law, something that manufacturers and retailers simply will not risk.

Soon the commission will face another lead-law decision, this time involving a petition to exclude raw, natural or man-made material that is made into finished articles of clothing from the lead laws. This decision should be even more straightforward, as the apparel industry has shown through extensive testing data, expert testimony and overwhelming evidence presented to the CPSC that textiles are inherently lead-free. Yet even though those plain T-shirts and socks in your kids’ drawers don’t have lead in them, the current law compels companies like mine to prove again and again that that is the case. If common sense is followed, we are optimistic that when Chairwoman Tenenbaum and her colleagues consider our request (hopefully soon), the overwhelming evidence we presented to the CPSC seven months ago demonstrating that these materials are inherently lead-free will result in textiles being exempted from this law.

Unfortunately, as Chairwoman Tenenbaum is discovering, Congress created a law that explicitly blocks the government’s own product safety watchdog from practicing common sense risk management in policing product safety.

Businesses need to know what rules and regulations they must follow, especially in an industry like ours that requires long lead times from design of a product to the moment it reaches store shelves. Yet until we have a clearly articulated exemption, companies — particularly small businesses and home crafters who lack the resources to change product plans on a dime — must continue to grapple with the lack of predictability they need to run a business.

What is lost in the debate is that our industries share in the goal of improving product safety and support strong, enforceable safety standards — our entire industry depends on consumers having faith in our products. But arbitrarily denying consumers access to safe products is not the same thing as improving product safety. It’s time for Congress to hold hearings and fix the problems with this flawed law.

Steve Levy is director of operations at Star Ride Kids, a manufacturer of children’s clothing, and president of the Coalition for Safe & Affordable Childrenswear, Inc.

THE A, B, C’S OF BACK TO SCHOOL DRESSING

The word that sums up children’s fashion this fall is ease. More than ever before, clothing is about effortless pairing—forget trying to match color-to-color, or even mood-to-mood. There’s nothing wrong with a laid-back tee over a dressy skirt for instance. Ease is interpreted in the softness of this season’s fabrications, and their deliberately unstructured details. Don’t be surprised if you think your son’s tee or sweater is on inside out: exposed seams and raw edges reflect an insouciant charm. Speaking of boys, plenty of hip collections allow for truly stylish dressing. It’s about time!

HIPPY TAKES A BATH—Last spring’s heavily embellished, multi-tiered dressing cleans up. For fall, tiered styles are simplified and embroidery goes from all over to floral bouquets with a hand-stitched feeling.

FABRIC SOFTENER—A tee is the “must have” item to mix with anything. Jersey and super soft cottons, exposed seams and a slightly looser, longer fit update the look.

SKIRT THE ISSUE—Circle skirts in solids, embroidered with a folkloric motifs or fashioned from assorted prints, are a feminine alternative to the ever-popular jeans.

PREMIUM JEANS—Denim pants with a soft hand are an important part of a girl’s wardrobe, especially if their style is a mini-me version of mom’s.

WHAT A TEE—Print it with an animal motif, tie-dye it, splash it with a single dramatic graphic or embellish the top with a rock ‘n roll icon, the Tee is red hot this season.

OVER IT—The way to dress a boy for fall: Layer a short sleeved Tee over a long sleeved tee or a printed, button-down shirt. Throw a hooded jacket over the set and pair it with greaser style jeans. And remember, don’t match!

A LEG UP—You thought girls’ jeans were trendy? Wait until you see their brothers’ pants. Dark-washed in blue or black in boot-cut or straight shapes, boys need a few new pairs to start the year off right.

GRASS IS GREENER-Rich grass greens brighten girls’ and boys’ sweaters, Tees and tights. Pair the happy hue with charcoal or cocoa for a European feeling.

BLUE LAGOON-Cool tones of teal, aqua and sky team up with deep rose for a rich jeweled effect, or add a spark to dark khaki and cocoa.

PURPLE PASSION-What could be more delicious than solids in lilac, orchid-toned pink or plums? A mix of the purple casts head-to-toe.

HOT COCOA-Spring’s bittersweet cocoa is lightened with a spoonful of cream. For a change, try charcoal or mustard.

ORANGE YOU GLAD-A shot of orange lends zest to dark neutrals.

MIX IT UP-Seeing stripes—Up and down, back and forth, stripes are big (or small) especially on tees, polo shirts, and even legwear. What to pair with stripes? Anything.

RUSSIAN DRESSING—The heavily patterned nesting dolls called “Matriochka” are the influence for rich colors, folkloric patterns and hand-stitched embroidery.

SIMPLICITY REIGNS—A single, graphic motif printed on a richly colored Jersey, Tee or dress is a serene alternative to heavy pattern.

DETAILS

Patches -Visible stitching -Embroidered ribbon -Tiny pompoms -fur trim -Ruffles

Boutique BTS Rock Star Hair bows



It's back to school time and what better way to go back then to be wearing this fabulous handpainted set of items by Jadeandrosesboutique!

This is for the hair bows that was made to match this amazing set. Made up of red, black and white with cute leopard printed polymer clay stars in the centers.

****This is for 2 bows.****

Boys Custom Boutique Star Wars Obi Wan Lego



The perfect outfit for any little Star Wars Lego fan.

It includes the brown & tan hooded applique Obi Wan Lego top

and the super cool Applique Star Wars Jeans.

Boutique Russian Nesting Doll Custom



Super fun 3 piece set!!

Hoodie made with so many soft Imported Knits of reds and pinks has an embroidered nesting doll appliqued onto the front with a circle of beads sewn in under the applique.

Re-created for you in your choice of size from 2 to 12 years.

custom boutique NEW YORK GIRL


♥♥The Vida Dress!!! ♥♥

Custom sized from 24m to tween!!!
Perfect for Back to School including Pre-school

Monday, July 20, 2009

BOUTIQUE HALLOWEEN JUMBO PINCUSHION


All of my pin cushions are machine sewn and stuffed with polyfil.

Multiple strands of embroidery floss is used to make the petal sections.

All additional decorations and buttons are securely sewn onto the cushion.

This is the JUMBO size pin cushion.

Measures approximately 6 1/2 inches in diameter

and 3 1/2 inches thick. Perfect for all those pins!

2PC HALLOWEEN CANDY CORN


This set is super cute and ready for Halloween! The top has an appliqued candycorn handmade by me. the skirt is a double layered skirt for extra fullness with stripwork halloween fabrics. you can choose a long or short sleeve T.

Custom Pumpkin Flower Bracelet


Sized for adults but can be resized to your needs.

Leadfree and for over age 12 only

Orange czech glass beads, acrylic flower dangle with orange glass center and silverplated beads. Accented with a very pretty quality made lampwork pumpkin.

Hello Kitty Halloween Gauchos and Corset Set


Little Miss Kitty is looking her Spooktacular best is this cute 3 piece gaucho set that is sure to please your Hello Kitty lover!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Minnie Silhouette Set


*Minnie Mouse silhouette* with *Bling* Bow
Appliqu├ęd Halter style Top + Euro Twirl Skirt- 2pc. set!
Soo Darling! you will Love it! :)
CUSTOM size(ANY) & Color

custom 3pc Noah Ark


ALL ABOARD! Noah,s ARK is ready to sail! This was such a fun set to make! -and so cute to wear as you can see by the pictures!-- all God creatures Great and Small are here ready to sail----Made from an awesome Noah Ark print- embelished with a brite Yellow and a cordinating Stripe

God's Little Creature Launch


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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Custom Boy Poop Puppy Applique Set


Uh Oh! Oopsie Poopsie Puppy Is at it again!Adorable Custom Made Applique Top and Surfer Short Set. Will custom make in sizes
12 m 18m 2t 3 4 and 5/6

My first Daughter to get Married...

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