Jan 1, 2009

About this little business of mine...

I love what I do.  Really.  It's so fun creating that special little something just for you.  I first starting stitching in 2003 for family and friends.  It was just onesies back then, stitching that sweet little newborns name beneath a chenille heart for a little girl or a chenille star for a little boy.

As time went by and Katie grew older I moved into toddler sizes and now big girl.  She's my inspiration.  What a great little model she is and she never hesitates to give me her opinion on my latest designs.  Calvin too, for that matter.  He's always sticking up for the boys and the need for those sweet designs as well.

So from family and friends to trunk shows, holiday marts and retail spaces, my business has grown.  And now I am so excited to join the online world through etsy and blogging.  It's just another way to connect with you :)

Below I've listed some faq. Hopefully I can answer a few you may have.  If not, drop me a line.

Why hand-stitch?

Handstitching is unique. It gives the garment a look of craftsmanship, care and personality.  And it's so sweet and personal!  With handstitching, there is no doubt that the piece is one of a kind. It takes time, but I think it's worth the quality.

How do the garments wash?

Perfectly! I often throw Katie's item straight into the washer and dryer. However, to be on the safe side I would suggest turning the garment inside out. If ironing is needed, iron inside out as well.  Minky doesn't like that hot thing.

What type of fabric are the appliques made from?

I use the highest quality of minky fabric I can find. Minky is an ultra soft, micro-fiber fabric that is irresistably soft! Minky comes in many colors. Fushia, light pink, red, brown, lime green, navy blue, purple, yellow... the list goes on and on!  Most of the solid color minky is smooth although some have a soft raised dot that gives an added texture.  There are many patterns to choose from as well. On some of my appliques, I use a soft chenille fabric as well.

What brand of shirts do you use?

I use Carter's for all the long and short sleeved white onesies. Carter's is a popular brand that is a higher quality than Gerber's or Carter's less quality brand "child 'o mine". For tees and tanks I generally use a high quality online brand.  Shorts, dresses and pants are a high quality online brand as well.

What sizes and colors of onesies/tees and tanks are available?

White onesies are available in sizes nb to 24 month.  Sizing is based on the baby's weight.  Here is a chart to help you decide what size is best for your sweet pea.
3 month = 7-12 lbs.
6 month = 12-16 lbs. 
9 month = 16-20 lbs. 
12 month = 20-24 lbs. 
18 months = 24-28 lbs. 
24 month = 28-32 lbs. 
Now and then I have colored onesies available.  Shoot me an email for a special request.  I just may have the colored onesie in stock you are looking for! Don't forget about the tees and tanks!  A wide variety of sizes and colors are available too.

I want to place an order. Now what?

Visit my easy store, Facebook or email me aperfecttreasure@yahoo.com In your email, describe the item you are wanting, size and design. And of course you can always find me at Mommyshop at 149th and Metcalf in Overland Park, Kansas.

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