Saturday, November 29, 2008

Adorable, Angelic, Awe-Inspiring Kanoodles Kids Review and Giveaway


Oh my! It is a Kanoodles Kids Review and Giveaway!
Kanoodles Kids is a great childrens clothing company that specializes in handmade crochet, knit, and boutique apparel. The owner creates the clothing using high quality yarns and fabrics. Each piece is inspired with a whimsical or vintage flair. My own description of the clothing line is "snugglelicious". I can almost guarantee you'll want to snuggle your little princess when she's wearing this oh so pretty hat. My daughter refers to these hats as her "princess hats". While only 2, she seems already to appreciate quality over quantity merchandisers. Meaning, her toys and clothing that is handsewn and OOAK, she appreciates more.

The owner, Debbie Maxwell, has a real love for creating clothing for children and with 25 years of experience, you know that she has the experience to make a beautiful item.

The first item up for review is this beautiful pink and white hat that is part of the Kanoodles Kids spring line. The pastel colors bring a softness to any little girl who wears it. The crocheted flower in the front brings a lovely touch to the hat. Notice the several pictures listed-if you have this little hat for your darling, you are going to have the same problem! The hat is so dainty, delightful, and adorable that you'll be sure to have many sweet pictures and have a hard time choosing between them. This hat has made me a admirer and long time customer of Kanoodles Kids. My little one is an avid hat lover. Since she was very small she has adored hats! When we go into a clothing store she bypasses the toys and other clothing in favor of the hats. Therefore, you can imagine my delight that she has chosen as her favorite (almost to the point of becoming a lovey) such a precious treasure of a hat.












ahe second item I have to review is this beautiful little spring hat by Kanoodles kids. This crochet hat is a blend of green, blue, and white with crochet flowers along the edge. While it is vintage inspired, the colored add a little modern funk to it that make it irrisistable. I like that the hat is stretchable, so this is something she can continue wearing for a few years. (BTW, my daughter has a play tattoo on her face and unfortunately I couldn't get it off before taking pics, lol).




I really, really love her items. I just have to show a few more of the items she has available.
*This little Christmas hat is the cutest idea for a little one. Wouldn’t this be adorable in holiday pictures? It comes in infant, toddler, and child sizes. That means, your kiddos could all wear one for their pictures! It sells for $40 at http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17390632


*Crochet Sweater and Hat-This is just so beautiful. I love the pale pink color and the scalloped edge neckline sweater. She makes this set custom in sizes 12 months to 6. One of the prettiest sets I’ve seen. Such love in this set…The direct link to this item is http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9692765






*Vintage Look Crochet Dress Top and Cloche Hat; Well, it is official I’ve found the perfect dress for Easter portraits. I know $125.00 is a little pricey but when you consider this can be handed down for generations, it is like a gift of memories to your family. Here is the link to this set: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9896236








A few more beautiful hats...






The very sweet owner was kind enough to answer a few questions so that we might get to know her better...


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

My name is Debbie Maxwell. I am the proud mom of 4 children and married to my best friend for 11 years. I have been crocheting and knitting for over 25 years now. My mom, who is a knitwear designer, has taught me everything I know. She is a fabulous woman and I'm very grateful for all she has taught me.

Q: What were you doing before deciding to start your own business? Before starting my business, I was a SAHM, taking care of my children. I knew there had to be a way to make money at something I love doing. So I started my business 4 years ago, actually selling my items on Ebay. Now I am looking to get my items in children's boutiques.

Q: How long have you been in business?

About 4 years

Q:What is one of your most popular items? The most popular item is my vintage cloche hat. It 's so sweet and will make any little girl smile. I also love to work with clients on custom made items where the customer will design their sweater or hat and we will make it for them.


Q: Do you actually do all the knitting yourself? If yes, wow! How long does it take to make these items?

Yes, right now I do all the knitting and crocheting myself. I can get a sweater done in a week and a hat done in 1/2 a day. I am now looking for people to help me with the knitting and crocheting because sometimes it can be very overwhelming.

Q: If you could give a one line phrase to describe your business what would it be?Fun....Sweet....Full of Style......

Q: What do you think makes your store unique?

I put my whole heart and soul into my designs and you can see that in the quality of my work. And I love that my clothing has a vintage flair along with looking so sweet on.

Q: Can you tell us about the Modie award you received? Yes, each year on Journal Modiste http://www.journalmodiste.com/ You can submit your work and the buyers and readers of this site get to vote. I was very proud to be the winner of this award.

Q: Do you make any products for boys?
I don't make any products for boys, right now but will be in the near future.

If you would like to add anything else about your business too, that wouldbe great!

I just would like to say thank you to Candice for giving me such a wonderful opportunity to be on her site. And, I would also like for everyone to keep visiting my site as I add new items. Big things are going to be happening and soon you will be finding a KaNoodles Kids sweater or hat in a store near you.
Would you like your own custom hat for your little girl? The good news is that you have a chance to win one! Debbie is sponsoring a giveaway for everyone. To enter to to http://www.kanoodleskids.com/store/WsAboutus.asp and sign up for her newsletter through the month of December. Then, come back here and leave a comment, letting me know you signed up for her newsletter. At the end of the month, randomizer.org will pick the winner. I'll verify with Debbie that the winner signed up for the newsletter. Want a second entry? Leave a comment stating your favorite item from her store. You can see her items at http://www.kanoodleskids.com or her etsy store at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5616272.
Official Rules:IF YOU DO NOT LIST YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS ,IT ISN'T ON YOUR BLOG, AND THERE IS NO WAY TO LEAVE COMMENTS ON YOUR BLOG I HAVE NO WAY OF CONTACTING YOU. ALMOST EVERY GIVEAWAY, THE ORIGINAL PERSON DRAWN TO WIN CAN'T BE CONTACTED THEREFORE THE GIVEAWAY IS GIVEN TO THE NEXT NAME DRAWN.If I don't hear from you within a week, another name will be drawn and you forfeit your prize. This contest is open only to those with a United States Shipping Address .This giveaway begins 11/29/2008 and ends 12/29/2008 11:59 PM Central Standard Time.
I always love hearing about how my reviews lead these wonderful stores to more sales. I'd love to hear posts letting me know you decided to purchase some items!**I'm not responsible for item not arriving; Make sure all shipping info is correct, please.
I highly recommend going over to her store and purchasing an item for your little girls as a Christmas present. You can give your child a heirloom quality, beautiful item and at the same time support a textile artist. Also, be sure to visit her blog at http://www.kanoodlesboutique.blogspot.com

42 comments:

Christina said...

I signed up for the newsletter!

Christina said...

My favorite is the Boutique KaNoodles Kids Crochet Vintage Look Cloche Hat Custom!

Sandy said...

SUBSCRIBED also love this Boutique KaNoodles Kids Crochet Vintage Look Cloche Hat Custom

Jenn S. said...

I subscribed. :)

mverno said...

the boutique kanoodles kids crochet vintage cloche hat

reb said...

I like the Crochet Springtime Hat.

rebbi511 at peoplepc.com

kdkdkd said...

I signed up for the news letter

kdkdkd said...

my favorite item in her store is the Infant/Toddler Knit Santa Hat

lfhpueblo said...

I joined the KaNoodles Kids VIP Mailing List.

lfhpueblo said...

I love #37 My Special Occasion Crochet Hat. I also think the Boutique KaNoodles Kids Heirloom Crochet Sweater & Hat are Precious, especially in the pastel pink.

jenny said...

wow thay are all just to cute and well i love the vintage hat its so cute thanks realy would love to win this fr my little one

mogrill said...

Love the Springtime hat!

rosannepm said...

I signed up for her newsletter
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rosannepm said...

My favorite tiem is the Crocheted Springtime Hat
rosans4@comcast.net

cdrury said...

cdrury@gmail.com
I really like the Boutique KaNoodles Kids Crochet

poodlemom said...

Crochet Springtime Hat

LayDeeBugLove said...

Hope to win this cute contest. Thank you. Happy Holidays. I like the croqchet springtime hat.

LayDeeBuglove@aol.com

john1948 said...

Crochet Springtime Hat

oona. said...

I am signed up for the newsletter!
Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

oona. said...

I adore the Boutique KaNoodles Kids Crochet Vintage Look Cloche Hat Custom (in blue!!!) What a sweet hat, it reminds me of something Kit Kittridge would wear.

Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

kkmartin said...

My favorite is the Boutique KaNoodles Kids Crochet Vintage Look Cloche Hat Custom!
Thanks for the chance!

Countrygirl1823@aol.com

Shelley said...

I signed up for newsletter :)

tskrush (at) cox (dot) net

Shelley said...

My favorite item is the Vintage Cloche Hat. What a pretty little hat. Perfect for a little lady :)

tskrush (at) cox (dot) net

Andreah @ Life's A Hoot said...

I signed up for the newsletter.

Andreah @ Life's A Hoot said...

I love the Vintage Cloche Hat. Thanks!

Karen said...

Count me in.

ktgonyea at gmail.com

besosforpesos said...

Hi,
What darling pieces! I have an affinity for vintage inspired crafts, so this is totally up my alley. I GLADLY subscribed to her newsletter!

cheyli @ hotmail.com

besosforpesos said...

This little number is so adorable: Vintage Cloche Hat! My toddler daughter would look so incredible in this! Her crafts look meticulous and beautiful!

cheyli @ hotmail.com

Jolene said...

i like the vintage look cloche hat

wwe11 said...

I would love the chance to win, thanks.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

Karen said...

Love the Vintage Look Hat.

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Robin said...

Crochet Springtime Hat.
RobinMarie72@Gmail.com
RobinMarie72 (AT) Gmail (dot) com

liliesrnice said...

I love the springtime hat, so cute!

martynkatie1 said...

Your hats are so cute!

martynkatie1 said...

Your hats are so cute!

Princess Golden Hair said...

the Infant/Toddler Knit Santa Hat is my favorite.

NesieBird said...

Cute hat! My daughter would like this.

artmarcia said...

My favorite is the Vintage Charm Dress and Cloche Hat. wouldn't my granddaughter look amazing in that?

blueviolet said...

I signed up for the newsletter.
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blueviolet said...

I love the Boutique KaNoodles Kids Heirloom Crochet Sweater and Hat!
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Joycie said...

all the hats are adorable. I was unable to choose one favorite!

Professional Mommy said...

Oona is the winner as long as it is verified that she signed up for the newsletter. Thanks. Candice