Thursday, February 25, 2010

Toile Tales Giveaway

The first giveaway was so fun and a great success, that we have decided to do it again. The giveaway runs from 2/25/2010 thru 3/2/2010. Thank you Tracy of Sweet Harper!!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Craft Faire Review

Had a great time at the Third Saturday Design Downtown!!! Lori and I always have fun when we are out selling our hats and accessories. We didn't get to hang out much with Maria (Curly Birdie). We thought we would be able to setup next to each other..........apparently NOT! They had live entertainment.........and we were ENTERTAINED!!! However, the "Tweener" band was super loud. We have a pretty good idea of how to quickly setup our space now. Not to mention the SN&R had people to help us move our product, that was a pleasant surprise. Here are a few pics of our booth. Thank you to all who came to see us and support our growing little business;-)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Aviator..........

Yesterday, I decided that I was going to take pictures of Eirawyn in one of our new hat styles, the Aviator Ear Flap Beanie. The flower is new as well, it's our broach inspired flower clip. It sells for slightly more than our traditional flowers we pair with our hats, but it's larger and more intricate. Eirawyn, however had different "plans". What might the plans of a five year old be you ask? Who knows, all she knew was that she did not want me taking pictures of her. So I pestered her and kept asking and gathering all the camera gear and her outfit......she still said "No"! After a while, she came to me and said "Ok mom, you can take my picture now". Yes, it worked!!! Who would have thought that kids had it right all along..........keep asking and eventually, you'll get the answer you want. The day was perfect for outdoor shots, a little overcast with big fluffy white clouds sprinkled throughout the sky. Eirawyn was a great model (this time)! On the way back to the car we spotted many cloud animals in the sky.............a bunny, elephant, mermaid. I love her imagination:)

The location of the shoot is close to our house..........thank you Lori for finding it:) I managed to capture the black and white image above (in the header) of Eirawyn on the tree swing and with a little editing actually got a great shot. This is now "The Toile Tales Tree".........I love it!

Thursday, February 11, 2010


This is our "new" Aviator Beanie.
So we "needed" another hat to add to our already large assortment of beanies!!! I have to say that I really love this one. It's a variation of our Sun hat. With the open weave pattern, it's light and airy but keeps little noggins warm. We can make it in sizes ranging from 12-24 months up to a tweener size (although our Etsy shop doesn't reflect that yet). Way TOO CUTE to pass up!!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Third Saturday Design Downtown

We'll be there!!!
Third Saturday Design Downtown

Saturday, February 20, 2010
Westfield Downtown Plaza
6th and K Streets
Noon-5, Free

"All-ages event, filled with diversity, unique vendors, local musicians, fashion, and art, featuring local arts/crafts vendors."
— Michelle Champoux, SN&R

"It’s kind of like a Second Saturday, but condensed into one block of awesomeness."
— Jenn Kistler, SN&R

Third Saturday is a creative block party presented by the Sacramento News & Review.

Our mission is to bring people & diversity to the Downtown Sacramento region every month to participate in this unique creative event.

Downtown Sacramento is made over into a burgeoning district of creativity and diversity, complete with music, fashion, and art featuring local arts/crafts vendors. People of all ages will discover some of Sacramento’s greatest artists while supporting downtown businesses.

We are featuring:
25-30 local urban vendors
Local Musicians
Informal fashion shows
Crocker Art Museum Student Exhibitions

Upcoming Craft Fair..............

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Free Museum Day in Sacramento Area Feb. 6, 2010

Once a year, for the past 11 years, the greater Sacramento area museums have been offering free admission, all day long. This event is sponsored by the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) and supported by Umpqua Bank. Center Co-op Preschool takes advantage of the free day and visit the Aerospace Museum of California. There are 26 museums that offer free entrance such as the Sacramento Zoo, Fairytale Town, Governor's Mansion, Sutter's Fort and 22 more. Our family had a great time and I think next year, we'll visit something that we haven't been to as of yet.

Visit to get the complete listing of the participating museums.