I am ready to jump into business with my sis – she even changed her Etsy store name so she’s ready for me to jump in as well! Anyway, we are going to be offering cake toppers similar to what I made for Matthew. We have not found anything quite like it on Etsy and we’re getting lots of feedback that it’s a great thing to offer.
So – what this means is that we need samples to list. This is where you all come in. I’ve already reached out to a few of you who I know have birthdays coming up, and I was about to reach out to one more when I thought, why not just post it?! So here’s the offer – I need sample work and would LOVE to create toppers for real babies versus just making them up! So please let me know if you’d like one (FREE, of course!!!) and I will get it started. I will need to know your color scheme/idea and theme. If you don’t like what I make for you, you most certainly don’t have to use it. HA!
These are 100% custom – I will design around what you’re doing for your party. I am doing one right now where there is no particular theme but a color scheme – and that’s great!
You can either email me, or comment below. It’s up to you! I will do up to 10 free toppers (and maybe more – we’ll see!) so please let me know ASAP! Two are already gone!
Here’s a tidbit of news on the sleeping/nap front. This kid gets it! Holy hell – we are now putting him down WIDE awake and he doesn’t get upset. The other night at bedtime, he couldn’t get comfortable so he crawled around, stood up, babbled, etc. all without crying for us. He finally fell asleep totally on his own. Today for his nap, I put him in his crib with his Boo (monkey), lovey, and a soft book and he played for 10 minutes and then laid down to sleep. ON HIS OWN! Now, I know this may be normal to many of you – but this is amazing for us! I am so happy! So very, VERY happy!!!!! The best part? His naps are now running from 1.25 – 2.5 hours EACH!!!!! I can’t remember the last time (besides vacation or a cat nap in the car) when he slept for less than an hour.
We played outside today for a few minutes. It’s warm, but windy, so we only stayed out for about 15 minutes. You all know I can’t help but photograph Matthew out in the yard no matter what kind of mood he’s in! I love being outside, and so does he! Today, he was introduced to the rocks around the foundation of the house. Good times!
May 23, 2012 at 5:01 pm
Hi, I love the cake topper you made for your little guy!
I am going to have a birthday for my soon to be 1 year old and would love for you to design a cake topper! Her theme is the very hungry caterpillar!!! It is following all of the colors from the book.
Let me know if I am one of the lucky 10, so I don’t have to shop elsewhere!!!!
May 23, 2012 at 5:09 pm
You are – and I have the graphics exactly from the book to do this! Do you want the “little caterpillar,” or the “big fat caterpillar?” (this is the theme in our bathroom!). Do you want me to use exact graphics? I have all the fruits and food too 🙂
YAY! So fun!
When is the birthday party?
May 23, 2012 at 5:19 pm
Please email me with your party date and your mailing address!
May 23, 2012 at 7:23 pm
Oh man, I meant to tell you. I have a huge wall covered in vines in my backyard that I can photograph the name sign against to make it look AMAZEBALLS!
May 23, 2012 at 8:19 pm
Yay! Can I use it in our Etsy shop?
PS – guess whose stuff I started today????? 🙂
May 23, 2012 at 9:04 pm
Of course, silly! That is why I am telling you!
May 23, 2012 at 8:54 pm
I wish Mira had a birthday coming so I could take you up on this!
May 23, 2012 at 10:34 pm
I’ll do one for you when the time is right, if you want! Just email me when you’re ready!
May 24, 2012 at 8:20 am
May 24, 2012 at 9:56 pm
What a wonderful idea… love your cake toppers :)) Great that sleep is back on track and looove your photos – so adorable xoxo
May 25, 2012 at 3:20 am
I’d love one since Sofi’s birthday is, sniff, just around the corner! But I have no theme (fail?) and live far far away… sigh.
Waahooo for the sleeping! That is great!!
June 21, 2012 at 9:54 pm
My husband is getting caught up on my blog and just asked why I didn’t respond to your comment. I said, “yes I did, I respond to all of her comments.” But I didn’t! I’m sorry about that!
Are you in Australia?
June 25, 2012 at 4:22 am
No worries. I figured you were busy busy busy and that’s a good thing! I actually live in Spain!
May 25, 2012 at 7:35 pm
Oh damn, I want one too, but we still have six months to go and I have no idea what the theme would be!
May 25, 2012 at 8:54 pm
Nisha, I’ll do one for you! Just let me know when you know your theme. 🙂
May 26, 2012 at 4:54 pm
Oh yay! 🙂