Saturday, May 29, 2010

Today I will be...

Saw this and wanted to share...

See more of this wonderfulness here!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Book a July Show!

Book a July trunk show and earn extra hostess benefits! Book and hold a qualifying ($500) trunk show in the month of July and, in addition to our already terrific hostess benefits, earn a half priced item of your choice!
The following dates are open in July:
July 10 - 13
July 20 - 22
July 21 - 25
July 27 - 29

Email to book today!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Fall Trunk Show Season Starts July 6th!

I know, I know. How can you think about fall when you are really just trying to survive the last week of the school year and are thinking that it would be easier to balance the national budget than to try to coordinate your childrens' summer schedules!

But, let's talk fall for a few minutes. The Sweet Funky Vintage fall/winter trunk show season starts July 6th and ends mid-October. You could schedule a mimosa brunch, a summer afternoon drop-in trunk show, or how about an evening get-together with wine and cupcakes? If you host in July, you will receive a half-priced item of your choosing, in addition to our already great hostess benefits. And, your clothing ordered in July will be to you in time for school to start - when you need those fall clothes! And, you didn't have to brave the back-to-school crowds at the mall at all. When your friends are complaining to you about having to go back to the mall yet another time, for one more thing... you can just shrug and sympathize, knowing that you were waaaay smarter this year!

Hosting a trunk show with Sweet Funky Vintage couldn't be easier! You choose a show date period that lasts three days. Some periods available are weekdays and some are weekends. A few weeks before your show period, you will receive postcard invitations and an e-vite. You will invite everyone you can think of that loves great children's clothing - who doesn't? The day before your show period, you will receive the trunk, chock full of everything you need for your show - order forms, design guides, samples - you name it! During your show period, we are available by phone and email for any questions you may have. The trunk includes postage and instructions for arranging to have your trunk picked up from your doorstep the day after your show period ends. Easy Peasy! No later than (often much earlier) 8-10 weeks later, your customers receive their clothing directly, so no running around delivering everything by the hostess!

You may be asking yourself, what makes Sweet Funky Vintage different from other children's trunk show companies? A few things, actually.

* We allow a lot more customization. All of our styles can be made in ANY of our fabrics. The sky is the limit in what you can design. Our design-your-own section of our website is just a small representation of what you can do at our trunk shows. Our customers can pretend they are on project runway and truly create their own designs! We have 29 fabrics in our fall collection, and approximately 36 different clothing styles. If I were a math person, which I'm not, that would calculate to like a bazillion different possible combinations!!

* We also allow some size customization. There are not other trunk show companies who allow you to do that. If you have a tall, skinny kid, we can make her skirt with a smaller waist and added length - no problem!

* We have a social mission. We believe in good citizenship and we practice that by supporting and the Treehouse of Tallahassee, a women and children's shelter. We have two programs, our birthday program, and wonderfully worn. We invite our customers to partner with us in these programs - you can read more about them by clicking the links.

* In addition to our custom made designs, we also sell bows arts hairbows, monkeybar buddies, emtanner designs, and lima bean kids products - really fantastic things that we know you will love!

Our goal is the grow Sweet Funky Vintage by completely booking our fall trunk show schedule. We came very close to that this past spring season. Won't you help us reach our goal? Our hostess benefits are below, just click to make it larger - take a look and let us know if you have any questions at all by emailing us. We will be happy as clams (happier, no doubt!) to help you book your show right now!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Lucky Me!

I got a fantastic gift from my Mom just in time for Mother's Day! My Mom has taken up crochet again after many years of not doing any, and had offered to crochet afghans for many family members. I knew exactly what I wanted (when don't I?) and described it to Mom. We discussed yarn (I wanted all cotton) and colors, and she got it JUST RIGHT!

This is EXACTLY what I envisioned. I couldn't be more delighted with such a special heirloom. The girls have all had their "Nana blankets" for awhile now, but they are very jealous of my new blanket!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

We love Blakesley Sutter!

Isn't she just the cutest?! Blakesley is the daughter of the Bachelorette's happily married couple, Trista and Ryan Sutter. She wore Sweet Funky Vintage on her recent trip to Legoland!
See more about her trip on People's Celebrity Babies Blog
Her outfit was custom designed for her, but you can order these similar items - The Phoebe dress, Jade skirt and the Baby Bradi top. Or you can choose the same fabrics on any of our design-your-own items online!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Jump for Joy! It's time to book your fall trunk show!

Email to book your fall show!

Girl Scouts She & Me Tea

As most of you know, Georgia has enjoyed her time in Daisy Scouts very much. She will be bridging to Brownies in a few short weeks.
This past weekend, we attended the "She & Me" Tea. It had a Kentucky Derby theme and was very nice. So, we donned our hats and had tea in a lovely garden setting. There was a raffle and Georgia won the basket she really wanted - a cooking basket - filled with cookbooks and a fondue pot!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Ouch Pouch!

We love to share neat discoveries with you from time to time, and I had to share this one! I heard about these a couple of weeks ago, and with Mother's Day coming up, I decided to buy some for a few of my girlfriends for Mother's Day gifts. When they arrived, I was sad that I didn't order and extra one for myself. They are sooooo stinkin' cute!
Introducing... The Ouch Pouch!
I love that the front is see-through, so you can quickly spot what you need.

I love all of the adorable prints that you can choose from.

I love the easy snap closure.

I love how handy they are! I stocked the ones that I bought with alcohol wipes, band aids, spray antiseptic, and Kootie Killer (hand sanitizer) and dum dums!

And, best of all, I love that Karen is going to give one of her adorable ouch pouches to one of our Sweet Funky Vintage fans!
To win, just visit Pillow Sew Cute's Etsy store and check out the ouch pouches, tell us which is your favorite by leaving a comment here on our blog, or on our facebook page.
And I will pick a winner on Monday, May 17th! Be sure to leave us a way to contact you to let you know you have won!

* We have chosen a winner! Commenter #10 - Heather - you are a winner! Please email us at info @ with your mailing information!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

This warms my heart!

I want to share with you a special website - - run by a special person, Amy Randall Thomas, 100% of the proceeds go to support El Shaddai Children's home in Port Au Prince, Haiti. Amy will travel there this summer to deliver supplies. If you need a gift for someone, think about supporting this worthy endeavor!

Monday, May 3, 2010

I cheated.

Many of you know that I made a new year's resolution to spend this year learning to bake really good bread. I know my tendency to wimp out on new year's resolutions, so I added the caveat of not buying any bread this year as an added incentive. There is an exception for hot dot and hamburger buns, however. I don't want to sacrifice a good burger!
So, this weekend, I cheated. I did make it 4 months without buying any bread, just baking it. When I was at Trader Joe's this weekend, they were sampling the most amazing grilled ham and cheese sandwiches. And I was hungry. And they were really good. So, I bought the gouda cheese, and the spiral cut ham (wasn't priced, so they sold it to me totally cheap!), and the sourdough sandwich bread. And I came home, and grilled those sandwiches up! We have company, so the bread only lasted 2 days. And now it is gone. And I'm sad.
So, today, I whipped up some dough for our peasant bread that we totally love. And, I also tried a new recipe I have been looking forward to - Three Cheese Semolina Bread. It is from the King Arthur Flour company (I mail order 25 lb bags of their flour - but you can buy it at the grocery store). The recipe calls for a few specialty items from them, but I was ordering flour anyway, so I bought them too. I have to tell you that the dough smells amazing! I cannot wait to eat this bread tonight!
When I did my King Arthur order, I also bought their highly recommended item - the dough whisk. If you are a bread baker - this is a life changing item. It made mixing my dough super quick and easy. I love this thing!