Archive for March, 2009

Custom Baby Bedding Creations

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

We had another great month for custom baby bedding creations from customers using our custom design studio.  There were some really creative designs put together and I plan to highlight some of our favorites on a regular basis.  After looking through all of our orders for February, we have a few staff favorites to highlight. 

My personal favorite is the black minky combined with latte curly minky set.  The bumper features alternating panels of black minky and latte minky with black ties.  The crib skirt uses latte minky for the body with trim in black and the comforter has latte minky on one side and black minky on the reverse with black trim.  The picture doesn’t really do the comforter justice – that is going to be one ultra-soft comforter!  The nice twist to this set is the white minky chenille crib sheet.  I really like the subtle contrast this adds to the collection. 

custom black and curly latte minky crib bedding


The next custom crib set that got our vote is the giraffe minky print combined with solid celery green and sable.  The bumper and comforter in this custom set are created with the minky giraffe print and trimmed with solid celery.  The crib skirt features a solid sable brown and trimmed with solid celery.  And the crib sheet balances out the collection with solid celery.  This is a great design for an animal/jungle themed nursery.



The third of our favorite custom collections from February is a pink and black dot combination.  The inside of the bumper in this collection is created with solid pink minky and the outside features pink and black dot fabric and is trimmed in solid black.  The skirt matches the pink and black dot design with black trim.  The crib sheet balances these two parts with a black and pink dot fabric.  The comforter will definitely be a super soft delight for one special baby girl as it features solid pink minky on one side and black and pink dot minky on the other.


These are just a few samples of the custom collections that have been created with our custom design studio.  If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out!  But be ready to spend some time as it can be addictive ;-)


Educational Toys

Monday, March 9th, 2009

From the very beginning, babies are learning about their environment and absorbing knowledge faster than we can really comprehend.  Even tiny infants with their limited eyesight stare in amazement at crib mobiles – especially those that have high contrast colors (such as black and white mobiles). 

When our daughter had her first birthday, I was surprised at the sheer number of educational toys that she received.  From farm animal puzzles to fun and inventive music creation toys to the Melissa and Doug alphabet art puzzle, today’s education toy choices are vast.

Sherri over at Little Smarties ( has a huge selection of educational toys for children and is worth a look when searching for a great baby gift.  They have very reasonable prices and offer a solid exchange policy as well.