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Summer Fun Activities – Part 2

July 4th, 2011

A few weeks ago I shared a fun link up with you, including some awesome summertime activities for your children. As promised I’m back with some additional ideas to keep the kiddos entertained, engaged and having a blast during the long summer days. Enjoy and please share with others! – Daria

52426356_lrMTdtsH_c 1. Footprint Butterfly – for all those little budding Picasso’s out there, get out the paint and use their feet as butterfly wings. This would also make a fun gift idea for Grandparents, it’s always so darling to capture the smallness of their little feet forever.

2. Adorable DIY Bird Feeders – Bird watching is always an interesting adventure for little ones. What’s even better? Getting a bit messy and making bird feeders. These ones are so adorable, and super easy!! 38787813_Dz56VG4f_c

3. Puff Paint Artwork – you can make this puffy paint in your very own kitchen with self-rising flour, salt and food coloring. Cook in the microwave to puff it up. Voila!! You’re Awesome!!

*Check out my original suggestions here>> as well More ideas to come soon – let me know how your children enjoy these activities too!!

Summer Fun Ideas – Keep Those Kiddos Happy and Busy

June 11th, 2011

I wanted to “Link you Up” with several websites offering awesome summertime ideas for your children. I’ve been having such fun gearing up for summertime with my own little crew, and we are doing many of these projects and ideas this year. It seemed only fair to share all the goodness with you guys!


1. Liquid Sidewalk Chalk – Get out some paint brushes and have a Ball! Full directions at Stampin’ & Craftin’. My kids can’t wait to do this, it looks easy and don’t forget to snap pictures of the “giggle-fest”

2. DIY Art Kit – Dear Lizzy shared her incredible Art Kit idea on her blog, and I quickly set to work to make one for our family. Ours will go into the van and be at the ready while we are out discovering parks this summer. Then all we need to find is a picnic table and it’s mobile arts and crafts time. Love this!

3. Summer Journals – Brassy Apple (Megan) shares some great Summer Time Journal ideas, as well as ice blocks full of toys, and many other AWESOME ideas in this TV segment! We are making our summer journals today!

4. I-Spy Bottle for road trips – Meet the Dubiens created this coolest of cool I-Spy bottles for those long car rides. I’m making one of these for little Lola this summer. DSC_0195 copy-cs3-blog

5. Giant Bubble Wand – Tatertots and Jello always has GREAT ideas! This one looks like so much fun. Create a Giant Bubble wand and the solution to go with it!

LINK IT UP If you have discovered or blogged your own ideas for summertime activities with your kids please share it in our comment section below. We’d love to stop by and share in the fun! More summer ideas will be posted soon – feel welcome to submit yours for a feature to daria@boutiquecafe.com

Pinterest – Sugar for your Mind and Mood

May 3rd, 2011

Screen shot 2011-05-03 at 2.02.45 PM Pinterest is a website that allows you to ‘pin’ up your favorite photos and must-have links in one convenient place. It’s all that, but it’s so much more…Pinterest is a source for all things beautiful and creative.

I love it think of it as “Pure Sugar for your Mind and Imagination”. I’m throughly addicted to showcasing things I find interesting, beautiful, or that I want to make/gift. It’s like a virtual filebox, dream board, and a way to share what you love and your style with others.

You can use Pinterest to gather ideas for your next DIY project or Kids Birthday extravaganza, plan your wedding theme down to the perfect bridal dress and shoes, or get a giggle from some of the funny sayings that show up on the site.

You can follow my boards and pins here>> and then create your own as well – I can’t wait to see what you love! Be warned, you won’t be able to stop pinning your faves – I’m a giver so I had to let you in on your newest daily craving. XO Daria

Hippity, hoppity, Easter’s on its way

April 15th, 2011

handmade-easter Easter is quickly hopping our way, but it’s not too late to snag your children some special Handmade creations, clothing and accessories from talented Mom Businesses. The boutique community offers oodles of original, custom and “created with love” designs for your little bunnies.

Shop Children’s Easter on Etsy>>

Search “Boutique Custom Easter” on eBay>>

On the Radar

April 12th, 2011

There is so much a’buzz in the blogging world, and some pretty pretty things that I must share.

necklaceweb1. Elizabeth Kartchner (aka Dear Lizzy) is launching a NEW site this Thursday called “Something Splendid” – isn’t that delicious? I have the launch marked on my calendar because everything she does is ultra beautiful and drool worthy. Just check out this little teaser video created by her husband Collin and you’ll be rushing to your computer Thursday to check out the new site with me:

Something Splendid from Collin Kartchner on Vimeo.

2. Megan (aka Brassy Apple): we all have seen the easy and beautiful DIY method of making those adorable rosettes for your hair, jewelry and more. Brassy Meg cranks it up a notch with this awesome tutorial on making a Burlap Rosette Bracelet. It’s fun and fabulous just like her >>BR1

Have YOU spotted something Fabulous we need to spotlight? Email us the link (daria@boutiquecafe.com – subject: Fab Tip) and if we use your suggestion we will credit you with a link back to your blog or website. It’s a fun little way to share the best content on the web with our BC readers, and its a fun little boost of traffic for you. XO - Daria

My Picasso Peeps – DIY Style

April 5th, 2011

Check out my little Dollar Store find tonight! I purchased these little obtuse chicks, but you could EASILY make your own DIY style…for reals! All you need is a kidney shaped piece of foam (cut it that way), wrap with your favorite colored twine or raffia. The eyes can be purchased at Michaels or any craft store for cheap. The beak is merely a piece of orange paper glued on. And the little chick feet are wire wrapped in string. Quick Easy and adorable – I’ve named these guys my little Picasso Peeps! Happy Easter! – Daria

I’ve also shared these little cuties on my blog here>>

Mindy Gledhill – Whole Wide World (Official Music Video)

March 23rd, 2011

Mindy Gledhill released her new video for “Whole Wide World” and we’re loving it! ENJOY!

Amy Butler “River Camp” Latest Knit Designs

March 7th, 2011

rivercamp_opt Hello again sunshine!
Spring is my favorite. I love getting back out into nature as the ground awakens. Warm sun bursting through cool woodland trees, soft breezes and patterns of light on the forest floor. These relaxed inspirations led to my open and translucent design ideas for River Camp – my second collection of knit projects for Rowan. Cover ups with natural glamour, delicate like a fern & layered with modern pattern – paired with cozy blankets and accessories for romantic comfort-all made up in my Belle Organic yarns (50% wool / 50% cotton). Come visit my website to see images of the 16 projects and a short inspirational video!
Happy Spring! YES!! – xo Amy

Here’s a few pics to entice you:

View Amy’s “River Camp” video here>>>

Tinkerspool from My.Friend.Amy {Giveaway & Promotion}

January 13th, 2011

il_570xN-1.186072027 Check out these adorable wooden Tinkerspools from My.Friend.Amy on Etsy. I instantly knew I was destined to own one of these sweet spools for my sewing room, and when I approached Amy the artist who creates them she was most excited to share with our creative Boutique Cafe audience.

Here’s why I’m totally crushing on these Tinkerspools:


• removable head functions as a cap.
• assembled by hand and is her own unique design.
• handpainted with two to three coats of non-toxic paint and varnish for added protection.
• add trim around the spool such as bakers twine and ribbon!
• insert your favorite needles, beads and all things small.
• approximately 3” inches tall.
• handcrafted in the USA.
• handmade craftsmanship ensures each doll is unique.


These sweet spools hold your needles inside as a keeper, they also are perfect to hold your baker’s twine which is so hot right now. I would love to have a whole collection of My.Friend.Amy dolls with pretty threads on each one. One of the great things is how unique each Tinkerspool doll is, not only does Amy create cute designs but you can purchase blank DIY Tinkerspools and customize them yourself! These would make the perfect gift for the sewing fanatic in your life, they bring me a smile every time I look at mine. – Daria

My.Friend.Amy is offering one of our lucky Boutique Cafe readers a Tinkerspool of your very own! Here’s how to enter. You can do as many of these as you’d like. Each one is worth one entry into our giveaway:

•Leave a comment sharing with us your favorite Tinkerspool from the My.Friend.Amy shop
•Tweet about our giveaway and promotion on Twitter and include @BoutiqueCafe in your tweet so we can see it
•Comment and tell us how you would decorate and design your own DIY Tinkerspool

Include a valid email address for our drawing. We’ll draw the winner from the comments and contact her via email. Deadline: January 28, 2010 (midnight). The winner will have 24 hours to claim her prize or a new winner will be chosen.

Additionally they are offering an amazing promotion for our readers – the first 25 customers who make a purchase in the My.Friend.Amy etsy shop may use Promo Code “dailydish” for 25 yards of green bakers twine on a wooden clothespin!! This is a limited time offer good until January 28th, 2011.

Little Girls, Big Style – Blog Tour {+Giveaway}

December 9th, 2010

10770 I want to start off this post by singing (in my best Julie Andrew’s voice) “Oh, it’s a Jolly Holiday with Mary, Mary makes your heart so light. When the day is grey and ordinary, Mary makes the sun shine bright…”. As you can tell I’m crazy about my dear friend Mary Abreu, and of course her new book that is out on shelves as we speak.

“Little Girls, Big Style” is her new labor of love, and the beauty of this book is that it allows you to create limitless possibilities for a little girls wardrobe by using 4 easy patterns. You can then let the creativity flow, and will be amazed what you can create! Mary has laid everything out in a simple to understand manner. The book sells for $25.95 through Stash books and includes tear-out pages! YAY! I love the beautiful photography and graphic feel of this book, you just can’t get it wrong.
You can Purchase the Book directly from Stash Books here>> They are also offering a PDF download of the book for those who want to get their hands on the information right away – like me!

“Little Girls, Big Style” is taking a grand tour of blogland this week. We are privileged to be a stop along the way, and to host a GIVEAWAY so you can snag your very own (much coveted) copy! All you need to do is post a comment, tweet this post on Twitter, share this link on Facebook, Blog about this giveaway, and then let us know in the comments section. You may enter as many times as you like, we want a huge buzz around this book for our friend Mary so each time you tweet, share and comment and blog, it’s worth an extra entry. We’ll draw a winner on Dec.15th at Midnight!! (please provide a valid email address in your comments)

This book would be an ideal Christmas gift for the sewing beginner or more advance sewing lover in your life. Sing it with me – “No wonder that it’s Mary that we Love” – xoxo DariaMaryAbreu_2010

Blog Book Tour Details:
12/6 Lisa http://thedomesticdiva.wordpress.com
12/7 Susan http://bluemoonriverblogspot.com
12/8 Jessica http://juicy-bits.typepad.com
12/9 Penny http://sewtakeahike.typepad.com
12/10 Daria http://boutiquecafe.com
12/11 Rashida http://iheartlinen.com
12/12 Kristin http://sewmamasew.com/blog2
12/13 Jona http://jonag.typepad.com
12/14 Kim http://trueup.net
12/15 Bari http://barij.typepad.com

And we have a winner!! Congratulations to Robin (AKA @CokeLush on Twitter). The winning entry was the tweet pictured below and drawn randomly from all entries received. Thank you so much to everyone for your participation, and comments! I know that Mary is over the moon from the ecstatic response to her first book!!
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November 25th, 2010

Black-Friday-With-BC HAPPY BLACK FRIDAY - Ready! Set! Get Clickin’ – it’s time to shop and save with our Black Friday and Holiday Gift Guide merchants. We know you’ll find beautiful gifts for your family and friends. Please take a brief moment to Tweet this post on Twitter or share with your friends. Let’s keep everyone inside where it’s warm to shop today. Go Go Go!!

Our Boutique Cafe Holiday Gift Guide – Promos and Discounts for BLACK FRIDAY:

Rosa Dolce Designs: Promo Code “BCHGG” for 25% off!

Glow Baby: 20% off your order with Promo Code “boutique”

Hip Fabric: “BC10” for 10% off your entire purchase (excludes shipping)

Girly Things Online: Use promo code “LAUNCH10”

Jilly bo Billy: Promo “Holiday20” for 20% off the already reduced prices!

ggrightsize.com: Free Shipping! Promo Code “33139” til Dec.31/2010

Margarita Bloom: 10% Off! With Promo Code “MBLUV”

Lola and Clementine beautiful fabrics

Kickboard USA!: 15% Off! With promo code “BOUTIQUECAFE”

You Can Make This: 10% off your order with promo code “BoutiqueCafe”

Apple Pie Accessories: Get 10% off by using code “BoutiqueCafe” when ordering

My Lucky Wish: . Enter Promo Code “BCHOLIDAY”

Bugalug:15% off for BC readers with Promo Code: BC15

Amy Michelle Go Totes: through Dec.31st!

Boutique Graphics: 10% off using code “CAFE”

Olive & Ollie: 10% Off with Code “holiday10” at Check out

KIOKKO Bebe Couture:. Use Promo “BOUTIQUECAFE”

Above All Fabric: Use Code “CAFE” for

Laurie’s Gifts: Visit for special holiday offers!

Fabric Shoppe: Great Prices on Fresh Designer Fabrics, Shipped Daily

Jewelry for Gifts: All jewelry comes to you in a beautiful foil gift box perfect for gift giving!

Boutique Cafe: $5.00 Off a Boutique Cafe Ad “MARKET” ad placement! Use Code “HOHOHO” with Paypal payment

The Magnificent Two Dollar Black Friday/Cyber Monday Listings:

MamiGirl Boutique: Use code “THANKFUL” at Etsy cart checkout

Dizzlepop: through December 3!

Receiving Cuddles: (*All orders for Christmas that require shipping MUST be in before the end of November)

Young Crafty Wife: 15% off code in my Etsy store, use “Blackfriday” in checkout!

Made-2-Matche: (We also have a frequent flyer program that allows you to earn free customs.)

M2MBoutique: We have a 10% off coupon “m2mbooutique” is the coupon code

Jilly bo Billy: Everything is 50-80% off, PLUS FREE Shipping Canada and US. Sale ends Sat midnight PST

Maya Papaya & Tony Macarony: in my store. Check-out code “BCAFE15”, valid until Sunday Nov 28

Studio Lara: One Day on select items!

The Nutmeg Tree: 30% off Baby Outerwear 25% off Crochet Ballet Slippers 20% off Ornaments!! AND best of all… FREE SHIPPING through Cyber Monday Nov. 29th!

Fun PersonaliTees: Use coupon code “20OFF” when you checkout at our Etsy store and you will receive

Fat Quarter Shop:20% OFF your order at the Fat Quarter Shop! Use code “blackfriday” during checkout before midnight Monday, November 29, 2010.

Fabric Hound: 40% off most reg priced merch- BF40 displayed in listings, 10% gift card for yourself when you buy (buy $100 GC, get $10), orders of $100+ get 10% off stackable coupon for later…Shop now!

Sweet Girl Boutique: 15% off with Promo Code “BLACK15”

So Fun Fabrics: All books are 15% off, all patterns are 25% off and all Moda pre-cuts are 25% off! Most fabric has been marked down to $6, $6.50 or $7 a yard. Sale prices are as marked – no promo code to bother with!

Fashionable Fabrics: Modern Designer Fabrics and Sewing Patterns at some of the best pricing on the internet plus 5% off everything in the shop till Dec 2nd. Use code “boutiquecafe5”

Ri Lala: Thanksgiving SALE from 11/26-11/28. I am giving a (after discount, shipping amount will be refunded through paypal) and FREE gift with your purchase*

Details by Des: Use Promo Code “BLACKFRIDAY15” to save 15% on all purchases made today.

Servane Barrau Designs:10% 20% 40% off select items Black Friday – see site for all the savings!

Kiokko Bebe Couture: with code “BLACKFRIDAY” (valid until Nov 29th )

Little Bits by Lisa:20% discount on all purchases made from my website or Etsy and Ebay stores on Through Cyber Monday. However, hair accessories shown on my website are not included in this sale. Once your purchase and payment and have posted, your 20% discount will be refunded.

***MORE Promos and Discounts coming in throughout the day – keep checking back! (to include your shops promo discount for Black Friday contact daria@boutiquecafe.com)


$2 Advertising for Black Friday with Boutique Cafe!

November 25th, 2010

Tomorrow is a BIG Day! BLACK FRIDAY sales galore.Black-Friday-With-BC

Do you have a promo that you want mentioned on BoutiqueCafe tomorrow? We’re sharing all of our outstanding discount promos from our awesome Holiday Gift Guide as well as opening up the opportunity for our Facebook and mailing list friends to share theirs too!!

If you have a discount or sale going on for Black Friday in your shops, Etsy stores, websites etc. and want our Boutique Cafe traffic please email me the details including: url, promo explanation and you’ll receive a linky in our Boutique Cafe Black Friday Listing!! Cost to be included is $2 (we want it affordable for everyone). Paypal your $2 payment to boutiquecafe@gmail.com right away, and send over your info. Happy Sales To You! – XOXO Daria

For those of you who Love a great deal, be sure to swing by BoutiqueCafe for all the Black Friday savings! See you here tomorrow – minus the lines

Our Boutique Cafe Holiday Wish List – pt.1

November 23rd, 2010

It’s those last precious weeks before Christmas, and now is perfect opportunity to scour the BC Holiday Gift Guide for sweet gift ideas. Each week we’ll share a sampling of the goodness from our own Guide that you’ll want to check out for your family and friends!

For all our current specials visit our Gift Guide for promos and discounts, to spoil the kiddos and save too!
Take me to the Promo Codes »

Boutique Cafe Holiday Wish List

Let’s Fill up those stockings and Save together!

*Personalized and Perfect My Lucky Wish offers so many great gifts, especially the Citrus Slice Lunchbox Stationary set! An indulgence any gal would enjoy. Gift enclosures, luggage tags, note cards and more – all in personalized Polkadots. We love it! (**TIP: use our promo code “BCHOLIDAY” for 20% at My Lucky Wish this holiday season).

*Tote It! Pamper your Princess The gorgeous totes from Amy Michelle will pamper any fashion savvy mom. Fill them to the brim with all your baby gear, and still look like a million bucks! (Their “Chic” and “Classic” lines are on sale throughout December).

*For the Love of Fabric make it a Handmade Holiday snag the cutest fabrics from Fabric Shoppe on Etsy. (Great prices on fresh designer fabrics)

Kick It with a Kickboard!

*Make them Giddy! Kickboard USA will help you spoil them this holiday Kickboards and Scooters and g-Bikes Oh My! (Use our Promo Code “BOUTIQUECAFE” for 15% off)

*Dress ‘Em Up! Boutique Brands galore can be found for boys & girls at Jilly bo Billy Boutique including this adorable Misha Lulu red skirt! **grab our promo code “Holiday20” for 20% off the already reduced prices! WOW!

*A Brilliant GUIDE book to getting him or her exactly the RIGHT size, and RIGHT gift! These pocket sized shopping guides assist you in picking the perfect gift. This is so smart, a must have. (Use Promo Code “33139” for Free Shipping through Dec. 31/2010

If your company is interested in joining our popular Gift Guide, simply email daria@boutiquecafe.com and we’ll send you all the information you need.

**please feel welcome to grab this logo and link to our gift guide on your site. We love you for sharing!

Decorating Halloween Cupcakes with the Dessert Darling

October 22nd, 2010

My “SWEET” friend Jenny aka The Dessert Darling posted this adorable video/tutorial with Leslie Sarna, the “Dainty Vegetarian”. Together they whip up three different Halloween themed cupcakes that are easy and delicious to boot! I’m definitely making those precious pumpkin cupcakes with my kids this week. Which ones will you be making?

Jenny your beautiful Dessert Darling host takes you through the wonderful world of indulgence on her blog. If you’re going to indulge, why not do it right?! Jenny showcases the Best of the Best when it comes to cakes, cookies, desserts and treats. Plus she is just infectiously adorable! – Happy Halloween, let us know how your cupcakes turned out. – XOXO Daria

Please take a moment to Follow Dessert Darling on Twitter
And Like her Facebook group page as well!

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Who’s Wearing Boutique?? Kaitlin, Matilda, and more!

September 24th, 2010

whoswearingboutique1.gif.jpeg1 I love love love seeing all these adorable children in their boutique clothing and accessories! In Who’s Wearing Boutique? this week we’re spotlighting Kaitlin in Kait Emerson Designs, Matilda wearing Way Cool Kid, a darling baby girl wearing Pierce Street boutique, and two darling kiddos in CutiePies Couture! Thanks to our active and awesome Facebook Group members for sending in these fantastic photos of your kids sporting their boutique finery!

Kaitlin 5yr (see right image)
Wearing -Kait Emerson Designs “Sweet Clothing for Modern Kids”
Facebook Fan Page
Submitted by her proud Mom: Feanna Otta

Here’s sweet little Matilda wearing an upcycled chic jacket and darling shirt dress from WayCoolKid.com(see left image)
Submitted by her proud Dad: Thomas

Pierce Street Boutique

Hee Hee! Oh this darling little baby wearing her Tutu and hairbow by Pierce Street Boutique
Submitted by her proud mom: Melissa


And finally these two sweet kiddos wearing their warm and wonderful fall/winter clothing from Cutiepies Couture!
Submitted by proud mom: Kori

Who’s Wearing Boutique??? Hendrix and Emma, Kylee

August 23rd, 2010

whoswearingboutique.gif.jpeg First up this week, Nena from A Happy Life Studio sent in these adorable pictures of her darling daughter Hendrix and best friend Emma in clothes that Nena created. We LOVE them!! Nena has been sewing for Hendrix since she was born, and now she’s sewing for her Best Friend too! Thanks for sharing :)

Kylee (our beautiful mermaid) is wearing an original design by her mom Tina of Pixie Petal Creations. Tina designs custom tutu’s, handmade flowers, boutique style clothing and more. You can also check out Pixie Petal Creations on Facebook here>>

Keep sending in pics of your children wearing boutique clothing and accessories in real life. We love when you share, and you’re most welcome to “toot your own horn” if you are a designer! Keep those fashions and adorable pics rolling in, and let’s show the world how wearable and beautiful boutique fashions can be. – xoxo Daria

** Readers: Don’t forget to leave some sweet comments for our featured children – they would love it!

Who’s Wearing Boutique??? Evie, Ella & Gavin

August 11th, 2010

whoswearingboutique.gif.jpeg I’m so excited to kickoff our “Who’s Wearing Boutique” feature and hope that it will continue to grow. I love to see shots of your children wearing boutique and handmade creations in real life situations, it’s wonderful to see how functional and fashionable these items can be. I KNOW you love them, thanks for showing off the fave designers in your life (oh and your own adorable kids too!!). Let’s celebrate the creativity and hardwork of these designers, and gush over the cuteness of all your kiddos together. – Daria

Send in your “Who’s Wearing Boutique” snapshots with designer information to: daria@boutiquecafe.com Subject: Who’s Wearing Boutique

CLICK a picture to visit the designers website and shop till you drop!

Evie : Hair Accessories by Sweet Apple Kid
Ella & Gavin wearing EllaBugz Boutique

Who’s Wearing Boutique??? Starring YOUR kids

August 10th, 2010

whoswearingboutique.gif.jpegHey BC Fans, I’m back from our vacation and I’d LOVE to SPOTLIGHT your little kiddos. If you have a pic of your child wearing a handmade boutique creation please email it to me – daria@boutiquecafe.com Subject: Who’s Wearing Boutique?? and we’ll start featuring the designs + the kids who love them! Let’s show the world how awesome it is to shop Boutique Customs.
(Be sure to note the designer’s name too) If we get a good response this will be a weekly feature on BoutiqueCafe.com :)

Gotta love the kiddos and their fave outfits. Send those pictures in Mamas! – XOXO Daria

Toy Story Custom 6 pc. Set

June 24th, 2010

tsc5-1 Toy Story mania has hit again, don’t miss out on the chance to own this darling 6 pc. custom from Jade & Roses COUTURE! Talk about a show stopper, can you imagine wearing this to the theatre to see the movie? FUN FUN!!

click here to bid>>

DIY Daria – Teacher Gifts

June 16th, 2010

“DIY Daria” came out to play for a few brief hours last week, in order to make some stellar thank you gifts for my kids teachers. If you like mine you’ll love the original idea from the blog eighteen25 – her tutorial on this was so awesome I just HAD to do it! I had the most delightful time scouring the shelves at Michaels for all kinds of cute little clips, magnets, glitter, stickers, punches and much more to fill up their kits. I hope they enjoy them and find them useful too.

Happy I shared??? You’re Welcome!! LOL!!

Thank you kits for my kids Teachers
Thank you kits for my kids Teachers
Thank you kits for my kids Teachers
Thank you kits for my kids Teachers

{Inspiration} Painted Piano

June 8th, 2010

When I saw this on The Pennington Point site I literally screamed out loud for joy! Doesn’t this just make you giddy? Now I’m on the hunt for an old piano that I can paint and love in my home. I’m inspired, how ‘bout you? Yum Yum Yummy! – Daria

Puddle Perfection LOVE with {Amy Butler}

May 5th, 2010

rainydays_cover_optlittle_splashes_cover_opt Wanna whip up some gorgeous and stylish rainwear for you and the little miss? Snag Amy Butler’s NEW sewing patterns for all those wet and chilly days.

Featuring My Rainy Days (for mom) and Little Splashes (for daughter) Raincoats and Runabout Jackets! Little Splashes is a perfect mother/daughter project. Both patterns feature Amy’s signature “Love” laminated and home dec fabrics.

Visit the Amy Butler website to see more inspiration images and get all the information on new patterns. YUMMY!!

{Find} Silhouette Necklace

April 30th, 2010

il_430xN.132859005 Isn’t this fantastic?! I can only imagine how thrilling it would feel to carry the silhouette’s of all the faces I love close to my heart. This beautiful keepsake is made by LuckyMeBeads on Etsy.

It instantly made me think of (Nie Nie) Stephanie Nielson – she needs one of these! Love it! – Daria

Babymel London – a Modern Diaper Bag

March 26th, 2010

300AMANDABLACKANDWHITEFLORA Today I’m dishing on a fantastic line of diaper bags for modern parents from Babymel! As you know my daughter Lola was born in December, and ever since the ONLY bag I’ve been carrying has been my BabyMel diaper bag in the Amanda printed design. This bag is not big, bulky and overpowering, it’s just well designed and the ideal size. I love the functionality coupled with the gorgeous styling. I actually feel chic when I carry it!

The Amanda is equipped with:
Two insulated zip bottle pockets
Three large outer pockets
Internal elasticated large storage pockets
Zipped pocket to keep valuables
Wipe clean lining
Wipe clean outer printed fabric
An adjustable strollerstrap;
Changing mat;
Dimensions: H 26cm W 44cm D 12cm

For modern Moms on the go, each Babymel bag has a handy stroller strap (patent pending). The strap is easy to use, and a real life saver if your stroller is packed to the rafters with stuff. It’s designed to take your diaper bag from shoulder to stroller in the blink of an eye, and it works!

The company was founded in London in 2006 by the cofounders of StorkSak and it’s goal is to offer attractive and functional diaper bags at a fantastic price.

Babymel for modern Moms…like me! – Daria

DIY Project – Fabric Candy Dishes

March 24th, 2010


The MODA Bake Shop blog is always cooking up the cutest tutorials! In this easy project for Easter you can DIY your way to a sweet-as-can-be Fabric Candy Dish.

Tutorial here>>

Rosehip Pillowcases

March 23rd, 2010

Here’s a girly good FIND for today from Rosehip on Etsy. Check out these feminine and flirty pillowcases! Don’t they just scream summer cottage to you? Oh the beauty. This fun indulgence would be ideal for summer days kicking back with a good book. Relax and get pretty with Rosehip!
Snag them on Etsy>>


Discover {Rosebudlips} on Etsy

March 9th, 2010


It’s so much fun sharing this FIND with you today, as I’ve personally ordered several items from this designer and have drooled over each and every one! It’s time to Discover {Rosebudlips} on Etsy, this quaint online store is stocked with precious treasures such as fabric rosebud headbands, funky rosebud & bib necklaces, and even darling infant hats.

From personal experience I can rave about the beautiful handmade quality of her items, they are beautiful! Check out Rosebudlips on Etsy today, and let them know you found out about them on Boutique Cafe too!! – XOXO Daria


Cow Says Moo – custom set

February 24th, 2010

cow17 Oh isn’t this precious?! Created by designer thats*so*addie, this “Cow Says Moo” custom set (size 2-6) is a darling jumper and matching pants.

Designer thats*so*addie says:
“I ADORE how this set turned out! I used the popular Cow Says Moo fabrics to make this darling jumper set.

The jumper dress is a sweet combination of barnyard fabrics with a poufy bubble style skirt attached for a full & fun look. Euro clips at the shoulders for a unique look and of course a little pocket on the bodice showing off those cute little farm animals. Layer over a long sleeve tee for cooler days.

The poufy ruffle pants (can be made capri length if you wish) are so sweet with little pockets featuring the barnyard animals on one leg and made with darling coordinating polka dots. The ruffles at the hem are a new design by me that have a pouf to them instead of regular ruffles…so cute and fluffy!”

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Twitter Nation

January 13th, 2010

Twitter has fast become a staple in the days of many momprenuers and members of our community! If you’re looking to expand the reach of your business through networking this form of social media is a simple and quick way to make it happen. We’re personally cultivated many amazing new connections and relationships through the benefits of using Twitter. It’s easy, fun and effective!

Follow @BoutiqueCafe on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/BoutiqueCafe

Now you can show your love of all things Twitter, with products handmade and readily available on Etsy. Can you believe all of the “Tweet” goodies that can be found??!!

Sellers Featured:
FunckyPopArt, ArtUnderGlass, Storeyshop, velynfields, ksickles, fliepsiebieps, CuteJewels, Craftsquatch, cbtscloset, post, plastique

DIY- Bib Necklace Tutorial

January 4th, 2010

rosette1 All The Rage!! Carla (the Scientific Seamstress) guests on YouCanMakeThis blog to share how to DIY the coolest Frayed Rosette Bib Necklace. We love it!

Tutorial here>>

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