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It’s finally here!
After months of sketching, sewing and tweaking, I am excited to officially debut my newest collection for Pierogi Picnic!
The Dawn + Dusk collection combines upcycled and vintage fabrics to create clothing that’s as stylish as it is sustainable. Merging warm and cool tones with soft textures and classic shapes, these unique pieces are perfect for wearing day and night. And as always, each piece is eco-friendly, handmade, and one-of-a-kind.
One part ready-made, one part custom order, the Dawn + Dusk collection offers eco fashionistas two different avenues in which to express their style. The first is a limited edition set of pieces that was made out of vintage fabrics. That includes skirts, tops and accessories that are beyond replication. The second option is the new “Design It Yourself” series. With this option shoppers pick a base color, silhouette and embellishment and I create a piece that’s as unique as the wearer.
Whether ready to send or made to order, Dawn + Dusk collection has brought together some of my favorite silhouettes with soft fabrics, a green methodology and a feminine touch. View the full collection in my Etsy shop today!
It’s that time of year – rabbit time! There are graphics of rabbits every which way you look and it’s easy to understand why. These little critters are the ultimate symbols of fertility and spring, which is why they are the perfect animal to represent the litany of holidays that happen this season.
As the proud owner of a rescued and hyper intelligent bun – I can also say that’s it’s the perfect time of year to also highlight rabbit adoptions. So many people go out to pets stores and purchase baby bunnies for Easter, only to find within a few weeks that these highly functioning pets are no easy charge. They require a minimum of four hours of socialization a day, lots of socialization, a special diet and a veterinarian with specific training for small mammals. It’s no easy task to be the guardian of a bunny!
That’s why in drafting my favorite finds – I chose to highlight rabbits. They make incredible pets – and are sure to give you a daily dose of cute overload – if you know what you’re getting yourself into. So here’s my public service announcement of the day: If you, or someone you know, is considering getting a rabbit for Easter, do your research first on what it will take by visiting the House Rabbit Society website. Read all about our bunny adventures on the Peanut Loves Butter blog.
And in the meantime, enjoy these adorable rabbit themed finds from some of our favorite vendors on Etsy!
- Night light rabbit from Mouton Cerise
- White bunny plush by Mos Mea
- Bunny rabbit print from Corella Design
- Bunny nail transfers from Hello Harriett
- Merrabbit t-shirt from NYhop
- Vintage bunny soft toy from Lovintage Finds
- Geometric rabbit brooch from Sketch Ink
- Rabbit scarf print from Corella Design
- Bunny rabbit pillow from Handy Happy Teddy
- Art print from Matou en Peluch
This is a Pierogi Picnic first!
Starting on Sunday, January 12th through Saturday, January 18th, we’ll be holding a BOGO Sale in the Pierogi Picnic Etsy shop! Not familiar with the term? It means Buy One Get One Free! That’s right. For every item you purchase you can add a second item to the cart for free!
Have we lost our minds?! How could we be offering such a good deal? Here’s our reasoning: It’s the New Year and we have a lot of old designs that we’d love to send along to permanent homes to make way for the Spring collection. So by participating in the BOGO sale you’re actually doing us a favor!
Sale terms: To qualify all purchases must be made between 1/12-1/18. The second item must be chosen from the designated BOGO category within the Pierogi Picnic Etsy shop and the buyer must complete the transaction as normal. Once we see your purchase come through – we’ll refund you for the BOGO item – and wallah! You’ll be on your way to handmade nirvana.
Questions about the sale? Send us an email! firstname.lastname@example.org
With half of the nation in a deep freeze this week – I thought it appropriate to bring you a collection of goodies that will having you feeling warm and toasty in no time!
These beautifully crafted items were all hand-selected by me to help you think cozy thoughts in these blistering winter temps. So stop what you’re doing, grab a warm beverage, and explore the sites of these talented artisans. I guarantee that you’ll like what you find!
p.s. If you’re already gift-hunting for Valentine’s Day – this collection should give you some great ideas!
- Handmade Boots by Rita J Felt
- Warm Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub by Blackberry Ranch
- Couples Hand-Holding Mitten by With Love From Emma
- Knitted Ear Warmers by Yes Jess
- Organic Fair Trade Drinking Chocolate by Flying Bird Botanicals
- Goat’s Milk, Cocoa Butter, Oatmeal Bath Bombs by Kissmibella
- Winter Scenery Art Print by Malobi
- Heart Knit Boot Cuffs by Senur Sasa
- Whipped Shea, Mango and Cocoa Butter by Fatty’s Soap Company
- Knit Hand Muff by Ovinity
- Spicy Chocolate Truffles by Epic Edibles
- Minimalist Winter Wall Decor by Raceytay
- Rose Vanilla Cuticle Cream by Swamp Angel
- Knitted Cosby Skirt by Pierogi Picnic
- Scalloped Fingerless Gloves by Cookieletta
- Pocket Hand Warmers by Worme Wool
I may be a touch bit biased when it comes to the best Pierogi Picnic designs of 2013 – so I decided to let the numbers do the talking!
Using my Etsy and website statistics, these are the most popular designs from the past year! I’ll have you know that a few of these took me by surprise.
What a year!
It’s been quite a fruitful year here at Pierogi Picnic – and there’s much to reflect on. Whether perusing through my Etsy sales, looking back at the conjuring of new designs, or basking in the warm glow of gleaming customer reviews, 2013 was the year where my business shined.
Thinking back over the last five years, and the endless toiling to build Pierogi Picnic’s strong foundation, this was the year where the pay offs became clear and tangible. What more could a biz owner wish for?!
So to send off 2013, while joyfully welcoming 2014, I’ve drafted up a visual graphic that looks back on this year’s achievements. Because, after all, what’s the fun of running a small indie biz if I don’t get to celebrate milestones, breakthroughs, and all the success nuggets in between!
And if you’re wondering how in the world I was able to achieve, let alone set my sight on these goals in the first place, consider giving my yearly business planning worksheet a try. Download my customizable, and totally adorable, planning worksheet below to help you get your goals on paper for the year.
Here’s to a fruitful New Year to all the indie handmade business owners out there!
With Christmas nine days away – there’s still time to gather up a few more handmade goodies for that very special someone. To help inspire you in your shopping quest, I’ve gathered some of my very favorite Etsy items into a list for you to sneak a peek at.
Each of these one-of-a-kind pieces will delight even the choosiest of gift recipients. From housewares and jewelry to bath products and lingerie, hopefully you’ll find something that is just right for the last person on your list. If you see something that catches your eye – be sure to scoop it up today so you can still make the USPS shipping deadline.
Remember, when you shop handmade, you’re supporting an individual rather than a large corporation. So be sure to include at least a few unique artisan creations under your Christmas tree!
Happy handmade shopping!