Friday, September 26, 2008

Fancy Friday**SewCuteByMe**Review and Giveaway

I am so excited about this week's review and giveaway. This giveaway is sponsored by the company Sew Cute by Me Designs. This company carries beautiful heirloom quality products that one can cherish a lifetime. This company's specialty are their tooth fairy pillows. Every single tooth fairy pillow is handpainted and hand pieced together! The owner embroiders the name of your child on the pillow. This is the perfect gift for a little princess! The owner also makes cute little pillows for the prince in your life. On the back of the pillow is a little pocket with a small bag to hold a little tooth. It comes with a wonderful little note to the tooth fairy that reads: "Dear Tooth Fairy, In this pocket you will find a teeny, tiny tooth of mine. So while I sleep where dreams are made, lets see if you can make a trade. In this pocket I will lay the little tooth I lost today. Please dear fairy, tonight as I sleep leave me a coin. My tooth you can keep. Love____".




The pillows are made with a ribbon so that it can be hung on a bedroom door or bedpost, which is so much easier for the tooth fairy to gather the tooth. Buyers can personalize the fairy's hair color, hair style, and skin color! These pillows are so beautiful I wouldn't dream of only using them when my daughter loses a tooth. With the little ribbon, they are perfect to hang all year long. These pillows have been featured in Baby Swag bags, for celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez. When a little one loses a tooth, it is a special moment for both them and their parents. Do you remember how sweet it was as a child to believe that the tooth fairy would be visiting you? I think these beautiful pillows add even more to the experience. I've seen other tooth faerie pillows in the market, and they simply do not compare to sewcutebyme. The fairies aren't just printed on a material-they are handpainted art!





Here is a picture of my daughter's tooth faerie pillow, personalized with her name. When I opened the package containing the pillow, I was in absolute awe. The quality of sewing is exceptional. This is an item that she can keep for the rest of her life. I imagine that this will be an item she will keep her entire life and be able to pass down to her grandchildren. Wouldn't it be special to have a customized item that was made for your grandmother when she was a little girl? It is not just an item to go in a room-it is absolutely art. This would make the sweetest gift for any little boy or girl.
The company doesn't just make tooth fairy pillows, but many other wonderful products as well. Some of the products that I love include the prettiest faerie wings I've ever seen, personalized handpainted plates, beautiful art prints, customized bracelets, handpainted wall art, and personalized blankets.



Be sure to check out SewCuteByMe's new site at www.FrogsAndFairyDreams.com.
The owner was gracious enough to answer a few interview questions I had for her:


Q: Can you start by telling the readers a little bit about yourself?

I am a working mom with three great children and a wonderful, supportive husband. I love to sew, paint, design, and spend time with my family. I won a contest here in my hometown for some mural/faux painting work, and have been sewing for a little over 10 years.

Q: What were you doing before deciding to start your own business?

I was an accountant for my parents family owned business in the construction industry. Being raised in a family business environment made it easy to follow my dreams of starting my own business.

Q: How long have you been making the tooth fairy pillows?

I Started the tooth fairy pillow line when my son lost his first tooth, about 7 years ago. I wanted something special to mark the occasion and couldn’t find anything quite right. After designing his pillow, I listed a few on eBay. They sold immediately, and I haven’t stopped making them since that day.

Q: Your portrait/dress up items are beautiful as well! How did you get into them? I have searched the world for other talented women, and found Shanna’s beautiful portrait/dress up items. Her gorgeous items fit perfectly with our site and we are lucky to have her.

Q: Your site also offers beautiful children paintings. Who does the paintings?

Bea, in British Columbia, offers prints of her adorable, whimsical children’s art. We are in the process of finishing a children’s story explaining what the tooth fairy does with all the little lost teeth. The story will be illustrated with Bea’s wonderful fairy artwork.

Q: Do you make custom jewelry?

I have two talented custom jewelry designers... Becky makes most of my children’s items, including the sterling name bracelets, crystal princess bracelets, and baptism keepsakes. Christina specializes in the new tooth fairy bracelets. The tooth fairy leaves a pearl dangle charm to be added to the crystal bracelet for each tooth lost.

Q: You offer so many beautiful items. What items did you start with? The tooth fairy pillows and secret diary pillows were our first creations, followed by decorative pillow shams and personalized blankets.
Q: Tell me a little about what led you to start a business selling your items? It was an episode of the Martha Stewart show that put me on the road to starting my own business. Shortly after I had created the tooth fairy pillow, she aired a show discussing how to sell craft items on eBay. I sold on eBay for about 5 years before starting on my own website.

Q: Where do you draw inspiration for your creations, products, or services?

My children and my customers’ children are my biggest inspiration. I receive feedback constantly from parents letting me know that their children are thrilled with their new keepsakes. When I was a child, I had a doll named Kaye, who made especially for me. Her face was hand painted, with my eye color and her yarn hair was stitched in my hair color. Knowing she was hand made just for me meant the world to me. Kaye was the inspiration behind the hand painted fairy prince and princess’ in my products. Each item we carry is custom created just for your child and is designed to be cherished for a lifetime.

Q: What are your best sellers?

Tooth fairy pillows are our biggest seller, with over 3000 sold so far both on the internet and in boutiques across the US.

Q: What are your favorite designs that you make?

I love the products with our signature hand painted fairy princess. Each fairy princess is hand painted to order to resemble your child. She is then hand pieced together and appliquéd onto each product.

Q: You have been featured in magazines and your products have been in swag bags for celebrities. You must be very proud but does that mean the items are too expensive for non-celeb moms to afford?

We are very proud of our accomplishments, but do still keep our prices as reasonable as possible. We put as much love and care into each customer’s products as we do the products featured in celebrity baskets.

Q: What are your plans for the future?

I have several goals for the future… the first is to expand my business, hiring more talented moms, giving them the opportunity to work from home and raise a family (which we all know isn’t easy!). Second, as a volunteer at a local counseling center that specializes in domestic violence, I would love to incorporate a way to empower women to look inside themselves for creative ways to make a living while raising families on their own. Third, I live in a new urban neighborhood with shops and dining all within walking distance. I would love to have a boutique around the corner. I’ll grab a cup of coffee as I walk to my shop, spend the afternoon working on orders and chit chatting with customers… that sounds so nice. Finally… I would love to be a guest on the Martha Stewart Show to share my story. I wouldn’t be on the road I am without the episode I was lucky enough to have watched. I saw a quote the other day… “You risk nothing by dreaming… and everything by not.” That is my new motto.

Q: If you could give a one line phrase to describe your business what would it be? Sew Cute by Me Designs specializes in tooth fairy pillows, decorative pillows, and other children’s keepsakes and personalized boutique items designed to be cherished for a lifetime.

Q: What makes your business unique when compared to others online boutiques in this category? Everything we sell is hand made, mom created, custom and/or personalized. Love and care is put into each and every item, wether it be for a celebrity or the mom next door.

Q: Where all are your items sold? Website? Ebay? Etsy? Blog?

My products are sold at http://www.sewcutebyme.com/, Ultimate Tooth Fairy Online, Etsy.com and boutiques in the US. Also she has a new website at www.FrogsAndFairyDreams.com.

Q: Do you do custom work? I love custom orders. If you don’t see exactly what you are looking for, just send an email. It does occasionally take a bit longer for custom, but it is almost always available.
Q: Anything else you would want a potential customer to know? I am constantly updating http://www.sewcutebyme.com/ with new products and ideas. New tooth fairy gifts and other items are added weekly. Check back often for new designers, products and sale items!
I am really impressed by the owner of this company as she often gives back to the community. She has donated products to domestic violence shelters, for example.



This week's giveaway is the summer floral princess tooth pillow. It has bright summer floral fabric, with green, yellow, and pink accents. It has the most beautiful white chenille on it as well. The pillow measures 7"x9". Rather than a personalized name, this pillow features the word "Believe". This giveaway is valued at $34.95. In the meantime, all blog readers of SuperFunMama are eligible for a 15% discount! Simply enter SuperFunMama as the Discount Coupon at checkout. Is this sponsor fabulous or what?
Official Rules:*

1. Leave a comment on this post telling us what your favorite product is at http://www.sewcutebyme.com/. Please do not just say something generic like "pillow"; Please say the style you like best, such as "Summer Floral Tooth Fairy Pillow". Please be sure to leave your email address IN THE COMMENT if you are not using a Blogger ID.


2. For a second entry, you MUST first complete #1 (leaving a comment on this post). If you want a second entry, subscribe to my RSS feed. After subscribing, send an email to candiceowrey@gmail.com with "I'm subscribed" as the subject line.


3. For a third entry, you must have completed both steps one and two first. Leave a comment on any of the posts on this blog. After making the post, send me an email candiceowrey@gmail.com letting me know you made a post.


You are allowed only one entry by commenting to this post. Additional entries will be deleted.


This contest is open only to those with a United States Shipping Address .


This giveaway begins 09/26/2008 and ends 10/26/2008 11:59 PM Central Standard Time.


If a Blogger ID or email address is not included in your comment posting, you will not be entered into the contest.

72 comments:

Sandy said...

nice selection, I like Personalized Blankets for Boys. Embroidered with your child's name.

rosannepm said...

Pink Posy Fairy Princess letters

quitecontrary1977 said...

The happy daisy personalized pillow sham is so lovely! This shop is so whimsical and wonderful!

cdziuba said...

BEAUTIFUL things! I like art so I choose the Kids Art Print - Daisy Fairy Princess. Perfect for our little princess. Thanx for the giveaway! cdziuba@aol.com

Steph said...

The item I liked best is the Tooth Fairy Pillow - Ahoy Mates! Pirate. Very cute!

Steph said...

My favorite item is Tooth Fairy Pillow - Ahoy Mates! Pirate.

Jennireesa said...

I like the Personalized Pillow Sham in Pretty Kitty.

jenny said...

wow every thing is sweet i must say but well what i realy like are the tutu's and well the one that realy got my eye is the princess tutu brith day girlw/curly ribbon but i would realy love to have any one of them thay are realy nice and i be more then happy to win this pelliow is realy nice thanks

lisagee said...

Tooth Fairy Pillow - Miami Dreams is nice!

Sunnyvale said...

The Princess tutu is so cute!

DOODLEGIRL said...

Kids Art Prints - Daisy Fairy Princess

I live...therefore I consume. said...

Oh my gosh these are the most adorable things I have ever seen! I went to the site and I adore the Princess Fairy Wings - Crochet - they are so beautiful and perfect for any little girl! Thanks for sharing this site!

Maja said...

Tooth Fairy Pillow - Ahoy Mates Pirate

angelina115@hotmail.com

mverno said...

tooth fairy pillow

Hil'Lesha said...

I like the Tooth Fairy Pillow - Frog Prince.

redron said...

Tooth Fairy Pillow - Ahoy Mates Pirate

Princess Golden Hair said...

Tooth Fairy Pillow - Miami Dreams is tres cute. thanks for sharing

miriama said...

I adore her children's artwork. I couldn't even pick a favorite. I love them all. BUT here goes: ballerina fairy, moon swing princess, and the dragon one.

Karen said...

I love the happy daisy personalized pillow :)

mogrill said...

I love the Pink Fairy Princess Letters! Perfect for my daughter!

silverbele said...

I would like the personalized boy blankets for my grandsons

jemmmers74 said...

I love the Tooth Fairy Pillow - Lavender Paisley, it is my favorite flower, my daughters favorite color and has my daughters name on it Chloe .... how cute

Jenn S. said...

I love the Kids Art Print - Dragon and Knight.

kathy55439 said...

Ceramic Birthday Plate - Hand Painted Girl's Sprinkle Cake

Would be lots of fun for Rayanna's First Birthday

gkstratos said...

Love the Kids Art Prints, especially Flower Fairies.
gkstratos@yahoo.com

kygirl said...

Letter Art for the Boys is my favorite.

Cherie J said...

I love the Personalized Pillow Sham in Pink Posey.

cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

vmkids said...

Pink Posy Fairy Princess letters

Kari said...

I'd love to get the Tooth Fairy Pillow - Ahoy Mates! Pirate for my son who turned 5 today!!

dhunt said...

Pink Posy Fairy Princess letters.

Christine said...

I like the summer sunshine tooth fairy pillow. Very cute!

VIVI7729 said...

Kids Art Print - Dragon and Knight is my favorite!

wackyjackie1979 said...

I love the pink and green floral tooth pillow. My daughter has her first loose tooth and she would absolutely love it!

jw1966 said...

Ahhh, These are so cute!! I to like the tooth fairy pillow!

cdrury said...

cdrury@gmail.com
Tooth Fairy Pillow - Miami Dreams is my favorite

vboackle said...

I like the Personalized Blankets for Boys.

Aisling said...

The Tooth Fairy Pillows are wonderful. My favorite is the Pink & Lavender Blossoms. I also love the Satin/Minky Fairy Princess Blanket.

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I like the Tooth Fairy Pearl Charm Bracelet, which has a white glowing and magical quality!

Stacy said...

The Tooth Fairy Pillow - Train sounds yummy.

hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

justicecw said...

They have really cute things! I love the personalized plate with a fish on it! Thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

tatertot374 said...

Thank you for having this! I really like the Tooth Fairy Pillow - Airplanes In Flight for my son. Thank you!
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

Brenda said...

I love the Tooth Fairy Pillow - Chocolate Dreams!!! So cute!

Jinxy and Me said...

The Tooth Fairy Pillow - Frog Prince is super cute!

scoomer said...

The Girls Tooth Fairy Pillow - Lavender Paisley is cute!

pitaharmon said...

Well if this isn't the cutest idea EVER! I love them all but I will say Frog Prince.
harmonden[at]wowway.com

irish said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway and for introducing me to the wonderful site! I love so much and as I am so sewing challenged I depend upon others who are not. I love the way everything is so much fun and so beautiful. I especially love the Tooth Fairy Pillow Ahoy Mates. I have a young son who is now beginning to lose teeth and this would be so much nicer than the regular pillow I use now!

skytoucher said...

I wish I had a tooth fairy pillow when I was a kid. Darling, and personal. The Happy Daisy Personalized Pillow Sham is whimsical and sweet.

blueviolet said...

I love the Lizard Love tooth fairy pillow!
doot65[at]comcast{dot}net
Elizabeth

Jen said...

The daisy fairy princess is too cute
jen

Roxanne said...

The Princes fairy crochet wings. How Cute!

yellowlabs said...

Love the Tooth Fairy Pillow - Daisy Garden Party

purango said...

The Tooth Faury Pillow-Dragonfly Sparkles is my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

klp1965 said...

i love the Personalized Blankets for Boys

Amy said...

I love the Chocolate Dot Tooth Fairy Pillow!

djgroz said...

Summer Sunshine tooth fairy pillow

fancyfeet48 said...

I would like the personalized boy blankets

Suzie G. said...

I think the pirate wall letters are really cute.

Amy said...

Ceramic Keepsake Hand Painted Petite Box - Favorite Little Things. I have a particular little girl that this would be wonderful for. What a great site!

cathy2406 said...

I love the personalized pretty kitty pillow sham that says dream...I have always loved the quilt look of crafts and these are gorgeous.ashlyn@chuparkoff.com

Becky said...

Awweee it is all so wonderful! I really love the Kids Art Print - Dragon and Knight. It is so hard to find artwork for boys and this is just wonderful.

Thanks so much!

Gianna said...

I love the Decorative Pillow - Personalized Birthday Pillow :)

Helen said...

I adore the Ceramic Birthday Plate - Girls Sprinkle Cake.

bev said...

I love the tooth fairy pillows, they are really cute. I would love to win one. Thanks for having the contest!

Heather said...

I really like the Girls Tooth Fairy Pillow in My Fair Ladybug.
heatherpooh (hotmail)

memetu said...

Lizard Love

hammielover1 said...

The tooth fairy pillow is really cute.

bndraldy said...

My favorite is the Personalized Blanket - Satin/Minky Fairy Princess Blanket. Thank you so much for an opportunity to win!

donna444444 said...

Secret Diary Personalized Decorative Pillow Sham w/ Tinkerbell Diary - Happy Daisy
donna444444@yahoo.com

donna444444 said...

I subscribed.
donna444444@yahoo.com

lilyk said...

I love the Tooth Fairy Pearl Charm Bracelet!

Professional Mommy said...

Congrats to Bev. I've emailed you.

小小彬 said...

I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.
謝謝你的文章分享
尋人,徵信公司,外遇,抓姦,徵信社,尋人,徵信公司,外遇,抓姦,徵信,尋人,徵信公司,外遇,抓姦,徵信社,外遇,抓姦,徵信公司,尋人,徵信社,尋人,徵信公司,外遇,抓姦,徵信社,尋人,徵信公司,外遇,抓姦,徵信社