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Girl’s World Valentine’s Day + Giveaway!!

January 23rd, 2012

Jennifer Paganelli and I have teamed up to bring you some fun Valentine Day Ideas using her “Girls World” book and patterns. If you’re thinking that a sewing project is in order for your special little girl for Valentine’s Day Jennifer has put together a beautiful book filled with 21 sewing projects for little girls. Utilizing your own sense of style and choices of fabrics you can make and remake these projects to suit any season, including Valentine’s Day.

What I love about Girl’s World is how Jennifer has designed patterns for every aspect of a girls world – fashion, accessories, decor…it’s all in here! Published by Chronicle Books, it’s a gorgeous feast for the eyes and is guaranteed to get those creative juices flowing just by cracking the spine. All patterns are enclosed and ready to go, inside the inner front cover pocket. The rest is an indulgent glimpse into the beautiful world of a little girl, and how you can recreate that in your own homes.

Now to Valentine’s Day – I would love to suggest a few projects that would be great bets to create for Cupid Day.

Sophie Glittered Apron

This simple tulle apron, would make a darling project for your little girl’s Valentine’s Day. Surprise her by creating this tulle apron with glitter ribbon. Then have her wear it over a sweet solid dress, the apron will totally jazz it up and look amazing! Don’t forget that you can always embellish with a simple heart pocket for a cute Valentine’s effect.

Gigi Ruffled Pillow
Check out the Gigi ruffled pillow! Isn’t it gorgeous as a throw pillow for a bed, or as an accent pillow? Perfect for the little girl who loves to cuddle up on her bed and tell you about the cute little boy she likes at school.

Valentine’s Day Banner
Project No.21 in the book is a Happy Birthday banner, but this project is so versatile you can easily work your magic and create a Valentine’s Day banner in a snap. Using pre-made felt letters you can mix it up and create a banner for any occasion or any name in your family!

Chloe Paper Doll Overnight Bag
This overnight sack is such a sweet way to say I love You to your little girl. If slumber parties are on the horizon, this would be a darling unique present that she can take along and know how much you love her. So sweet!

There is so much more that I can’t show you in one post (memory boards, pin wheels, canopy’s and dresses), you’ll have to run out and grab a copy to cherish. You can pick one up on Amazon.com too!

*** Giveaway! Jennifer Paganelli is giving one winner a copy of her book “Girls World”!!

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; please leave a separate comment for each one you do:
• “Like” Sis Boom on Facebook and leave a comment telling us you did.
• Visit Sisboom.com and leave a comment telling us what inspires you most from Jennifers collection of fabrics, patterns and books.
• Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment with the URL of your tweet.
• Post in the SisBoom Facebook group and tell them you saw the review on Boutique Cafe!

Include a valid email address for our drawing. We’ll draw the winner from the comments and contact her via email. Deadline: Feb 3rd, 2012 (midnight). The winner will have 24 hours to claim her prize or a new winner will be chosen.

UPDATE: Congratulations to Shirley Clark for your Tweet:

January 30th, 2012 at 8:53 pm e
Tweeted the giveaway.
https://twitter.com/#!/embmimi/status/164194150307217408

You have WON the Jennifer Paganelli book Girl’s World! I have emailed you instructions for claiming your prize. Enjoy – this book is wonderful!

Thanks everyone for entering – more giveaways are coming so keep entering!

Eva Apron – Modern June

October 29th, 2009

Modern June on Etsy has some lovely aprons for sale. Check out this gorgeous Eva apron, isn’t it pretty?!


“The mix of high end Designer Fabrics give the slinky new Eva Apron an eclectic bohemian elegance.


Our Eva Apron has a great size range that looks every hot on sizes 4-14. “



**See all of our amazing apron finds on My ApronADay Blog >>

Olive Juice & Co. NEW Kit Club

September 4th, 2009

Meet Charlotte! She’s the most recent addition to the Olive Juice & Co. apron family and starts you off this month with membership in their NEW Kit Club!

Full Kit including:

-signature OliveJuice & Co. sewing pattern
detailed stepby-step instructions
-all necessary coordinating fabric yardage
-jumbo rick rack
-lush chocolate velvet ribbon
-ecru pin dot scalloped lace

*The purchase of this kit begins your 6 month membership in the OliveJuice & Co. Kit Club. (All details are available HERE.)

We also featured this news on our ApronADay.blogspot.com blog, but HAD to share it here too of course. Good luck Kim – we love you! XO

Tomorrow is the LAST day of Apronfest

August 6th, 2009

The Apronista is having the sweetest festival on her popular blog and you still have time to be a part of it!! Simply visit this link and enter your blog address. Now you’re signed up in the Linky directory to recieve all kinds of blog attention. Don’t forget to host a Giveaway of your own, prizes are a BEAUTIFUL thing!!

**Giveaway:For our own little contribution we’re going to offer one lucky commenter a FEATURE article on ApronADay!! That’s right, if you’ve been hankering to get noticed, we’ll share your (handmade or apron related) blog or shop with our readers and give you a little boost of attention. All you have to do is leave a comment here along with your url and email address. We’ll draw the winner at Midnight on August 7th!!

Good Luck and have fun visiting all the lovely blogs participating in Apronfest this year! Loads to see and win – its a feast for the eyes!

Merry & Bright! Child’s Apron

December 17th, 2008

This full size child’s apron is 100% cotton in Sandy Gervais (Moda) Merry and Bright fabric.
No visible seams. Pre-washed fabric (in mild detergent). Fully lined

Available on Etsy from HandmaidensCottage

Festive Girls Apron

December 10th, 2008

It’s Holly and Jolly all rolled into one, snag an apron for your girl and indulge in the fun!


Designed by pickles*and*co and available on eBay in custom sizes! More styles and patterns in her store as well. Get baking this season and look cute doing it!


Holiday Bliss is just a Click Away!

December 10th, 2008

It’s those last precious weeks before Christmas, and now is perfect opportunity to scour the BC Holiday Gift Guide for last minute gift ideas. We’ve found a small 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 Last Minute Holiday Gifts

It’s Time to Shop and Save
It’s not too late to get some fantastic deals.



*A little BLING!! Cinnamon Sticks Jewels These sterling, handstamped bangles are a great gift idea for the lady on your list. Stamped with “Faith, Hope and Love” they make a sweet statement and are so hot right now!! (**TIP: use our promo code “fship” for free shipping this holiday season).


*Apron-rrrific! Pamper the Chef! Aprons have made a gigantic comeback the past few years, and with designs like these from D-Lux 57 it’s easy to see why! (**use our promo code “BCDD101130” for an additional 10% off + free shipping). Bake up some holiday memories, and enjoy your apron all year long!


*Artwork is IN! Watch her light up with beautiful canvas creations from Two Little Witches. Charming, dreamy and ideal to update a bedroom for your little miss. Don’t miss our promo code for Free Shipping by using “BCXMAS” at checkout.


Make Shopping with Kids a Breeze!

*Snacks in a Snap! On Tray is changing the way smart mommy’s shop. Tote along some snacks while you have your kids in the cart, decrease the tantrums and increase the fun! ($7 and comes in cool colors, it’s a great stocking stuffer)


*Dress your Pretty Baby! For your growing Fashionista, find bliss with the Baby Bella Maya ruffled onesie gift sets This irresistable set includes baby booties, a matching headband and a onesie with a print ruffle on the tush in an adorable keepsake heart box! **grab our promo code for 10% off your order using “CAFE01”.


*Boy Clothing that is TRULY Cute! We often hear that it’s hard to find cute boys clothing, look no further than Hippos Toes Boutique for fashions that will please. Whimsical clothing for boys and girls With our handy promo code you can also score 15% off your order “BC15”!!


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!

D-Lux 57 aprons are D-licious!

November 6th, 2008

D-Lux 57Though we did an apron review only a couple weeks ago, it’s never too soon to do another one! Fashionable aprons are all the rage and it’s no wonder why. With all the fun designs and flirty styles, every girl should have at least one hostess-with-the-mostess apron. If you are still on the hunt for the perfect apron, look no further than D-Lux 57. These aprons are some of the most delicious ones you’ll find!

D-Lux 57 aprons come in three sizes for three ages of cooks: adult, tween and little. You can coordinate to create the perfect mother/daughter set or even grandmother/granddaughter set! The aprons are fully lined so everyone’s party clothes are protected from spills and splatters. D-Lux 57’s 100% cotton fabrics, which come from the quilting market, are of the highest quality, made in the USA and known for their soft feel.

D-Lux 57From vintage to modern to retro, the fashion prints on these aprons are some of the yummiest around. Two of my daughters (the 11-year-old and 1-year-old) and I are now the proud wearers of D-Lux 57 aprons. (Well, I’m the proud wearer…the other two have to wait for theirs until I can buy a third for the 8-year-old.) But before I could be wowed by the aprons I found myself adoring the matching fabric keepsake envelope in which the aprons arrived. The envelope, made of the same high-quality fabric and craftsmanship, is an ingenious way to store these aprons. The hooks in my pantry are getting a bit crowded and the keepsake envelope means I can stack the aprons neatly on a shelf or in a kitchen drawer. Plus they make for great gift packaging, and I always love a product that comes in its own packaging!

D-Lux 57Once I got past the sweet little pouch and pulled out my Dottie Aqua & Brown apron, the drool started, and it continued until I had opened the tween-size Wild Safari and the little cook Asian Kids aprons. (I think I’m experiencing some flashback drool right now…) The fabric was just as soft as promised and the prints just as delicious. The style of the adult and tween aprons seems like it would fit a variety of body shapes and sizes, and the kimono-type styling of the little cook apron was the perfect variation on a theme. I am dying for my baby to get a little older so she can toddle around the kitchen—or the craft table—in her D-Lux 57 apron!

D-Lux 57’s delicious aprons are already getting noticed. Check out this YouTube clip from a recent Desperate Housewives commercial depicting Bri wearing the Pink Pears apron.

D-Lux 57 just introduced a new line of laminated plasticware that includes trays and bowls and coordinates with their beautiful aprons. True to D-Lux 57’s own words, “Cooking never looked so good.”—Emily

* Promotion! D-Lux 57 is offering Daily Dish readers 10% off plus free shipping on their order! Simply enter code BCDD101130 at checkout. Offer expires December 31st.

Cook your holiday meals in style

October 21st, 2008

TAYGAIt’s been over a year since our last apron review and that is far too long! With all the fabulous fabrics and styles our there, the Daily Dish was overdue for another one. I couldn’t think of a better way to break the apron-free streak than with TAYGA.

TAYGA believes you should “surround yourself in style,” and if you’re cooking or crafting while wearing one of their aprons then you’re definitely surrounded in style! Handmade in the USA, TAYGA aprons are doubly chic with their fully reversible design and 100%-cotton designer fabrics. Their aprons are also fully lined and include pockets for extra functionality (and an added dash of style), plus the adjustable waist and neck ties mean the fit will be as sweet as your favorite dessert recipe.

TAYGAI received their most popular style, the Marilyn, in scrumptious reds and whites. It is a heck of a lot sexier than my current blue plaid apron; in fact, it’s so flirty and fun I’d be hesitant to wear it…ever…if it weren’t washable! It fits like a dream and I love that when—not if—I splatter spaghetti sauce on the front I can just flip it over and start with a clean slate. (Wish I could do the same thing with my kids!) Along with the Marilyn my other favorite designs are the Klaudia and the Casandra.

TAYGAAlong with women’s aprons, TAYGA has a collection of beautiful children’s aprons. You can even combine the two for a wonderful mom and daughter set. Sounds like a great gift for the holidays, though with all the holiday cooking you may “need” to open that gift a little early!—Emily

** Giveaway! TAYGA is giving away one of their super sweet mom & daughter sets (pictured here), a retail value of $108! Please leave a comment telling us your favorite TAYGA apron; include a valid email address for our drawing. We’ll draw the winner from the comments and contact her via email. Deadline: October 29, 2008 (midnight). The winner will have 24 hours to claim her prize or a new winner will be chosen.

Show# 93 – At Market with The Apron Lady

May 28th, 2008

At Market with The Apron Lady Designs In our continuing coverage of Quilt Market Daria interviews designer Jan Lutz from The Apron Lady Designs. Boutique Cafe was honored to be given special media access to the recent International Quilt Market in Portland. While at Market we had a chance to rub elbows and get to know so many talented fabric, pattern and quilting designers (we even got to cheer on some of our very own friends in our community!!). It was a “dream-come-true kind” of weekend. Over the coming days and weeks we’ll be sharing our video coverage with you on Boutique Cafe.

**Giveaway! – The Apron Lady Designs is giving away a tremendous prize for a few of our Boutique Cafe listeners. First prize: An 8-pack of all of their beautiful patterns, as well as a finished apron in the style of their choice!!. Second prize: Two winners will receive the 8-pack of apron patterns. To enter simply watch our coverage and comment telling us the name of the first apron Jan Lutz shows us OR visit The Apron Lady site and mention which pattern is your personal fave!

Please include a valid email address for our drawing. We’ll draw the winner from the comments and contact her via email. Deadline: June, 5 2008 (midnight). The winner will have 24 hours to claim her prize or a new winner will be chosen.

**Boutique Cafe is brought to you by Aveeno Baby.

UPDATE!! It’s Time to announce our Winners!! Congratulations to each of you, and thanks to everyone for your GREAT comments for Jan Lutz. I know that she was very touched by all of the attention.

Two Second Prize winners are:
Val of The South
mannequin

*you have won an 8 pack of all The Apron Lady Patterns

First Place Winner is:
Jennifer Bogart

*you have won your choice of apron, made up just for you! Plus, an 8-pack of all The Apron Lady patterns!!

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Pretty Ditty – Shibuki Dragon Apron

May 1st, 2008

Pretty Ditty has such mouth-watering aprons in their Etsy shop. This funky Shibuki Dragon apron is ideal for the wearer who wants something a bit more edgy and fun.

Snag it on Etsy >
And if you have a LOVE for aprons be sure to check out my Apron A Day Blog

Ode to the Winged One

March 4th, 2008

I’m loving this apron from NuturedThreads on Etsy, it’s called “Ode to the Winged One” and is in a bird theme. The color combinations and handy pockets have me seriously coveting this chic hostess apron.

Wear this while doing all those DIY projects, you’ll look so pulled together >>

Visit my Apron A Day blog for more incredible aprons available on the web!

Apron Ornament Tutorial

December 7th, 2007

Who wouldn’t adore these darling Apron Ornaments by Erica of Pumkin Little! Click here to visit her blog>

For Erica’s online tutorial on how to make them for your family and friends – Click here and jump in>>


What a fun idea to have a Kitchen Tree!!

Show #75 – My Pink Zebra Boutique, Photo Contest and more!

October 19th, 2007

Pink Zebra Daria interviews momprenuer Trevor, co-owner of My Pink Zebra Boutique as she shares news of their website, brick & mortar shop and special working relationship. Discount Code : use code BCAFE until 12/31/07 at My Pink Zebra Boutique to receive 15% off any purchase (not valid on sale or Breast Cancer Awareness items).

Times almost up, get snapping those family pictures, and enter our Boutique Cafe Family Photo Contest, sponsored by Philips. You can win one of four Digital Photo Frames in the gorgeous Seasonal design. Contest closes on Oct. 25th so upload to our Flickr group for entry. More details here ».

Daria also dishes about the Apron Frenzy that took place this past week on our site, and our BC FINDS full of spectacular handmade holiday designs for your children. Podsafe music by the amazing Ingrid Michaelson – The Way I Am.
Boutique New Links for this week:
Wisteria Lane
Heavenly Hostess Aprons
freshly baked blog
Gal to Gal Walk
Boutique Cafe Holiday Gift Guide information
You Can Make This – Free eBook Bundle with mailing list sign up!


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