Thursday, January 27, 2011

Feeling Lucky? Sneaky Peaky...

I know, I know...
it's not even February, and the lady is posting St Patty's Day accessories!

But I am so excited, because for the first time in..well..ever...I am ahead of the game!
I even have some super exciting spring items almost ready to go!

Think Soccer balls, spring chicks and lots and lots of flowers!

But one thing at a time. These new St Patrick items will be up shortly.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Wool Felt vs Acrylic Felt

I am often asked why I choose to use 100% wool felt. The answer is simple:
It's like comparing a wool sweater to an acrylic one.

Wool is the most durable.
It is heirloom quality.
It is tighly woven, thicker and has less fuzz than other felts.

But it is also much more expensive. (like 10x more than acrylic)

As you can see here.
100% wool on the left, 80/20 wool felt blend, acrylic on right

The fibers are most tightly woven in the wool felt and you can actually see the darker table showing through on the acrylic felt.

But there are times that I can not use 100% wool because the colors are limited and it can be a little thick for cutting super fine details...thats when a wool/rayon blend comes in handy. It still has the durability of wool, but it usually comes in more colors, is less thick and easier to find.

Acrylic felt has its place too, don't get me wrong.
This felt is great for crafting. This is what we use with the girls to create fun things.
I usually use it when I am trying new felt designs and don't want to burn through the more expensive wool felts.
Acrylic felt can be readily found at any craft store and even at your local Wal-Marts.
It's cheap (like 29 cents/sheet) and great for use on kid crafts. Some acrylic brands are even made using recycled soda bottles. (so that's good too)

But this, people, is why I prefer to stick to 100% wool for my hair accessory needs.
It's the quality, the durability and the soft, less fuzzy texture that stands the test of time.
I hope you see the difference in our wool felt items too!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Show a little love...

It's coming just around the corner!
It's Valentine's Day and we have added some new items to send a little love to your little love!

Friday, January 07, 2011

Just a quick note on packages

Just want to let everyone know that my printer is out of order.
This means I have to go INTO the post office (which I really hate to do).
I am keeping the turnaround time for orders about one week because I have been going to the post office about every other day.

Since I am currently not using my postage service, automated shipping notification emails are not going out. If you want a status update or are concerned that something may have gone awry with your order, please email me and I will send the confirmation number so we can find out what is going on! All orders will continue to have delivery confirmation.

Thanks for your patience!!

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year!

Did you know that 2011 is the year of the rabbit? (which is also my pet sign for the year I was born..but we won't go there).
So in good fun, I re-designed our felt bunny clips and am pretty happy with the adorable results. (and this may be the clip that actualy gets to re-designing some of the older felt fuzzies.)

Simple. Sweet. Oh-so cute!

And to help ring in the New Year, please take 15% off your total order by using the code: NEWYEAR15 upon checkout.
This is a limited time, so enjoy it while it lasts!