December 28, 2008

Security Blankets

Security blankets are the perfect size for tucking around the waist and legs in the infant carrier.  They also make a great blankie for your little one to drag around the house, cuddle with during nap time or find some comfort in when they get sleepy or irritable.  For those super swanky babes this can also double as a change pad.  

Made from top-quality minky and designer fabrics, these pint sized blankets will sure to be a hit with both parent and baby.   Stop by my etsy shop to see coordinating burp cloths, change pads and full size blankets.

December 14, 2008

Please Vote!

* THANK YOU to all of those who voted on this law.  It has been pushed back till February 2010!

A new law was passed this year and goes into affect February 2009.  This law affects handmade items for children under the age of 12:  including toys, blankets, burp cloths and so many more wonderful items.  This law will unfortunately cause several small business owners to go out of business due to high costs for testing.  The problem with this law is it is too vague and needs to be revisited.

Please visit the website "Ideas for Change in America" on the left, read the information and vote!  It is very important and will only take a few minutes of your time.

Thank you - Kelly Cowan

November 22, 2008

Now Accepting Custom Orders

I am now accepting custom orders for baby/toddler blankets, burp cloths and change pads.  If you're looking for a special gift or something for your own baby, please contact me through
my Etsy shop and I'd love to help you out.  

Pictured here is the Blue Zoo Minky blanket I made for a little boy to use during nap time at nursery school.  Turnaround time is typically 7 - 10 days.

November 16, 2008

Baby It's Cold Outside

New blankets arriving this week.....just in time for the chilly weather.  Made from designer fabrics and backed with ultra plush minky for that incredible soft feeling.  The blankets are larger in size so they can be used for both baby and toddler.   Great for the crib, car seat or just for snuggling up with your little guy or gal.

Stop by my shop to see additional items such as burp cloths and changing pads.

October 9, 2008

grey lacework ultra plush blanket

I've added another new blanket to my Etsy shop.  This blanket measures a generous 31" x 39" and would work great for both baby and toddler.  It's made from Amy Butler 100% cotton fabric and backed with the highest quality ultra plush minky.  It is incredibly soft and cute!

Please stop by my Etsy store to get all the details on this Grey Lacework Ultra Plush Blanket.

October 5, 2008

new blankets have arrived!

Time to bust out the cozy blankets for the upcoming chilly weather.  Stop by my shop to see all the chenille and minky blankets that would be great for cribs, car seats or on the floor for playtime.  Not too heavy and not too light.....they will be perfect for snuggling up with your little guy or gal!

October 3, 2008

Revolution Money Exchange

Hello.  I am now accepting RME as a form of payment in my Etsy shop.  If you have never heard of RME please click on the green button at the top left for more information.  It's a safe, secure and alternative way to accept and send money.  It takes about 2 minutes to sign up!  Thanks......Kelly

September 23, 2008

change pads

Looking for an uncomfortable, sticky spot to change your baby?  I didn't think so.  That's why you should check out this great alternative to vinyl/oil cloth change pads.  These pads are made with 100% cotton designer fabric and backed with ultra soft and absorbent chenille.  Sure those vinyl change pads wipe clean pretty easily, but the chenille is soothing and comfortable on your babes bottom.  They roll up small, fit perfectly in a diaper bag and come in a variety of stylish fabrics.  Great for on-the-go or even at home.

Don't get me wrong...the oil cloth change pads make for a quick and easy clean up for those little accidents, but it's the softness of the chenille that I find more appealing.  So stop by my shop and pick yours up today.....the little babe in your life will thank you for it!

August 26, 2008

• burp cloths •

More gorgeous fabric has arrived and so I will be adding new burp cloths to my shop over the next few days.  Seen here is the Yellow Bird which is backed with cream chenille.  These burp cloths are so soft and absorbent.....great for the little babe in your life.  They also make great gifts so come by my shop and take a look at the new arrivals!

August 18, 2008

lots of new items have arrived!

Just dropping a quick note to let everyone know that I've added a lot of new burp cloths and a few new blankets to my shop.  Pictured here is the Vivid Mums Ultra Plush Blanket made from Heather Bailey and the highest quality ultra plush minky in cream.  It's so cute and incredibly soft.  Size 33" x 43".  Stop by my shop to check out all the new additions!

July 22, 2008

my obsession with fabric...

i have a ton of new fabric just waiting to be made into beautiful blankets and burp cloths.  i've been busy with my graphic design work so i had to put the sewing on the back burner for a little bit.  but now the invitations are done and i can get back to sewing on a regular basis.  yay!  

fabrics pictured bottom to top are:
  • katie jump rope in orange polka dots
  • alexander henry apples and pears
  • amy butler gothic rose
  • amy butler full moon dots in pink and camel
  • joel dewberry narrow stripes in blue
  • heather bailey vivid graphic mums
  • project runways carnaby street in pink
  • michael miller primary dick and jane
  • erin mcmorris birds in ivory
  • erin mcmorris leaf dots in orange
new additions coming soon!

July 21, 2008

• spittin' up in style •

why not let your baby spit up in style with these modern, fun and practical burp cloths.  made from designer fabric and backed with super absorbent chenille or ultra soft minky; these burp cloths are sure to be a hit!

great for giving as a gift or keeping several on hand for your own little baby. all items are top-stitched and pre-washed for added durability.

pictured here are the blue zoo w/ white chenille burp cloth and the acanthus w/ cream minky dot burp cloth.  please stop by my shop to see all available burp cloths, changing pads, security blankets and crib blankets.

July 8, 2008

new security blankets!

Oh how I love this new security blanket.  It's so GORGEOUS and extremely soft!  It's made from Amy Butler fabric and the highest quality minky dot in cream.  Check out my shop for all the stats on this practical yet stylish and fun blanket.

July 2, 2008

chenille blankets on sale!!!

Hey everyone.  I'm having a one day sale in my etsy shop today.  All baby/toddler chenille blankets have been marked down to $34.99.  Stop by and take a look.

June 18, 2008

ultra soft and ultra cute!

Modern green blanket made from 100% cotton, designer fabric and highest quality white minky.  It's so soft!  This blanket would work perfect in the crib or on the floor during play time.  This blanket would also make a great gift for that new baby girl or baby boy in your life.

Please stop by my etsy store for all the product details.


June 16, 2008

lots of new items coming.....

I have purchased a TON of new designer fabric and minky.  I'll be updating my shop with new items periodically in the upcoming week so make sure to stop by and take a look.  I just got in some fabric from Amy Butlers new Midwest Modern line, Michael Millers Dick & Jane and also Joel Dewberry Aviary line.  Such great stuff!

If you have any questions or would like to request a custom order, please contact me through my Etsy shop.

Pictured here is the Red Wallflower with Cream Minky blanket.  It's so incredibly petting a bunny!

till next time......

May 17, 2008

a must see for all moms.....

All Things Mom is a one stop info shop for women.  This wonderful blog contains information on everything from nursing wear, fertility and kids craft ideas to recalls and safety information.  I would highly recommend checking this blog out as Tricia has done some major research.

A link to her blog is posted under "My Websites" located on the left.


May 1, 2008

shop announcement....

i will be traveling for work for the next few days.  my store will remain open; however, i will not be able to ship any items out until may 9th.  if you have any questions regarding my product or about design work, please direct those to my etsy account.  you can find that  i will answer all emails and convo's upon my return.

happy shopping!

April 20, 2008


a warm spring day!  it felt so great to finally open up the windows and let the breeze in.  i am so unbelievably happy that winter has come to an end!  today i made the "burp me/change me set" in amy butler blue temple garden fabric.  so cute!  please stop by my store to get all the stats on this adorable little set.  you can click on the link to your left and that will bring you directly to my store.

i have a TON of new fabric in so please check back as i will be adding new items frequently.

have a great day.....kelly

March 30, 2008

saturdays work.....

it was quite the weekend!  worked all day on saturday and got a ton accomplished.  seen here is the baby/toddler blanket made from alexander henry's light bright fabric and top quality dark brown minky.  incredibly soft and cute!

March 27, 2008

i made the gift guide......

so i was just surfin' around on etsy AGAIN....and decided to look at the gift guide section for babies.  well to my surprise the lovely etsy staff included one of my changing pads!  i am so excited right now and very proud that they took notice of my little shop.  i've sold one set of this pattern (burp cloth & changing pad) already and it was a hit.    

kelly :)

March 25, 2008

i'm obsessed.....

...with everything etsy!

hey there.  just a little update on what i've been up to.  i've been working on wedding invites the past few weeks and it's gotten the best of me.  i've bought a ton of new fabric so i'm switchin' gears again and plan to sew up a storm this week and weekend.  wouldn't it be great if fabric came pre-washed, ironed, de-fuzzed and cut?  just a thought.....  ;)

sold my 2 favorite blankets from my shop too!  yay!  was happy to see them go to some cute baby or kid but also sad since they were my faves.  pretty sure i'll have to replace them fact i already have them on the list of fabric to buy!  i have so much fabric here to use but i can't stop buying new stuff......way too much beautiful fabrics out there.  

great news for me too.....i finally get my own work space at the house!  turning the loft into my own sewing area.  painting the walls this weekend and then visiting my great pal Ikea to pick up some furniture and storage.  i can't wait till it's all's going to be fabulous!

well better get back to whatever it was i was doing.......kel

March 16, 2008

I'm back...

hi everyone.  i'm back from my vacation nice and relaxed and sportin' a great tan!  i had such a great time relaxing by the pool and enjoying the sun.  now i'm back to the cold weather and really can't wait for spring and summer to arrive.  gettin' close.....
i've added some new items to my shop so please stop by and check them out.  the image shows a new burp cloth i made today. 

talk soon.....kelly :)

March 6, 2008

• Vacation •

hi everyone.  i'm heading on a much needed vacation!  my shop is still open; however, all items that are purchased will not ship until march 17th.  all questions regarding design work should be sent to my etsy account as well.

talk to ya when i get back........kelly  :)

March 4, 2008

• New Baby/Toddler Blanket •

Well I finished up this blanket yesterday and absolutely LOVE it!  It turned out so cute!  I wish I had a little girl to give it to.  Oh well right?  :)  Been working on wedding invitations all night so I decided to take 5 and do some blogging.  Heading on vacation soon and haven't done a thing to get ready for it.  Better get on that asap!  I've been too busy sewing and designing that I haven't had time for much else.  I can tell spring and summer are on their way here.  Yay!
till next time.......kelly :)

February 27, 2008

Breast Cancer 3 Day/60 Mile Walk

Hi everyone!  I wanted to take this time and tell you about the Breast Cancer 3 Day/60 mile walk taking place in the Twin Cities this coming September.  My good friend Jenni will walk with her mother who is celebrating 5 years cancer free.  Go Pam!  I have promised Jenni that I would donate a portion of my proceeds from my Etsy shop to help fund her walk.  You see they can't participate unless they come up with the money.  Net proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  So I'm asking you this.....please tell all your friends and family about my shop and in return I can help Jenni reach her financial goal.  You can also visit Jennis team page if you would like to make a direct donation.  I have included a link to her team page under My Websites in the left column.

Much thanks and happy health!   kelly :)

February 24, 2008


Well this is my first post.....never done this blogging thing before but I thought I better start.  I'm using this place to help promote my freelance work.  I love to create things for babies and toddlers....whether it be cards, birth announcements or party invitations to my new favorite....sewing!  I make baby/toddler blankets, burp cloths and changing pads.  Hopefully that line will expand into even more things.  You can check out my items at or click on one of my items thats posted to the left.  I'll post periodically when new items come about or I have any shop announcements.   Well lots to do today......until next time....kelly :)