Friday, July 31, 2009

WEEKEND SPECIAL 7/31/09 - 8/3/09

First off... "HelLo" to my new friends!
Second, I just wanted to issue a reminder that the giveaway entries will be shut down at 3 p.m. (pst)! So if you haven't, or know somebody that hasn't but might like to, I need at least a comment on this posting or my Facebook Page (you can click on the sidebar button)!

Good luck!

Lot's going on!

There are $10 beanies ALL WEEKEND & through Monday in my Etsy shop!

And another
giveaway has began!

Up for grabs.... 1
custom beanie!

So here's what you need to do!

Become a sheep
follower of this blog & leave me a comment w/ your contact info!

What? You want more chances?! Ok, become a Fan of my Facebook page & leave me a comment on the Giveaway post! ( I now have a Fan box on the right side of the blog - click on that - makes it so simple!)

WHAT? MORE?! You're greedy! But there is one more way! You can refer me to a friend & if they contact me, in ANY way, you'll get another entry!

*snicker, tee hee, giggle* Ssshhhh There's one more way, but you *must* also be a friend of mine on Facebook to know... 'cause I love my friends! (So ya know, Friends are different than Fans!)

So what'll it be?! A tassle beanie!?
(you're pretty sassy if you do!)

An original Newsboy?

In Cammo, maybe!?

A Summertime Newsgirl!?

A Granny Skull Newsgirl?!

Entries will be taken until Monday, August 3rd @ 3pm (PST) - WINNERS will be announced shortly thereafter!

Good luck!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Flower Clip Selection

"Standard Daisy"
This is the standard clip included with each Newsboy variety beanie.
(Summertime, Original & Shell Stitch)
Approximately 2 1/2"
To order single or additional, reference: SD1

"Fluffy Daisy"
Approximately 5"
To order, reference: FD1 & specify color: orange, hot pink or purple

"Spikey Gerbera Daisy"
Approx: 4.5"
To order, reference: SGD & specify color: hot pink, light pink, cream

"Country Daisy"
Approx: 4.5"
To order, reference CD1 & specify color: yellow, green or blue (these tend to run in lighter shades)

**All clips come attached to a double prong alligator clip lined with coordinating grosgrain ribbon and non-slip grip. All ribbon is heat sealed to prevent fraying.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Focus Group (Crochet Halter Top)

I'm needing some opinions! Do you have one? Do you have many?

Do you have any that can be directed towards my newest crocheted goody?

I thought this lil crocheted diddy was so cute I had to make one for Emma. I'm thinking about selling them on Etsy and wanted to get some opinions before I did. The one pictured is made from Caron Simply Soft Eco yarn (very soft, lots of color selection). I'm working on one as a gift in the Sugar n Cream cotton yarn and it's turning out very cute, as well! I'm thinking they'll come in sizes ranging from 12 months through 5T. Of course the colors are fully customizable!
So, if you'll be so kind, I'd love for you to let me know if this piece strikes you as "fabulously sassy", "no way, too granny" or "eh, I can take it or leave it"!

She's giving a "sneak peek" pose!

Although I believe it's just meant to tie up top and leave the back mostly open, I wove in the ends in a shoelace-type tie and it worked out really well!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Weekend Special 7/17 - 7/20

Special ends 7/20/09


Friday, July 10, 2009

This & That

  • First, Happy Friday!
  • Beanies now have lower pricing! Check 'em out, here.
    Yay for the bad economy, right? LoL
  • Now through Sunday night, all items SHIP FREE!
  • I was able to get some cute-ish photos this week, however I still would like to find a photog or few that would like to exhange services with me! Interested? Email me at

    Here are some of the photos I took that I ended up liking a lot!
Emma in the Summertime Newsgirl w/ Large Flower
Here it is, in color... (Yes, I know it doesn't quite match her outfit) lol

This is a Granny Stitch Summertime Newsgirl w/ Large flower

Side view of Granny Stitch Summertime Newsgirl

This is my darling Brooklyn in the Original Newsboy beanie w/ large flower

One more of the Summertime Newsgirl

Favorite Things

Butt Freckles.
Yes, you heard me right and No, not those kind of butt freckles.
(Unless, of course, they're on baby bottoms)

However, these butt freckles have nothing almost nothing to do with butts.

You see, not too very long ago, I had no idea what a butt freckle was and as you can imagine, I was very intrigued - (as you probably are right now)- when I first heard "butt freckles". So I immediately followed links and this is what I found...

"What the-?!" I was thinking... just like I'm sure you are, now.

At first, my cynical nature took over and quite ignored the cute fuzziness and big eyeballs that were somewhat appealing. These simply did not make sense. What the heck are butt freckles?!

So, I began reading this deranged person's shop announcements, in which she writes... and I quote...

"I needed a creative outlet to keep my hands busy and my mind fresh. I created these little freckles to meet both of those needs."

Yeah, OK... I can see that, but what ARE butt freckles?

She addresses that, too...

"All freckles are snatched off quickly and with excessive force. They are then taken to a secret lab where they are exposed to radioactive caju dust which causes the freckle to greatly increase in size. After exposure to the dust, the freckle's unique characteristics become easily visible including their very own butt freckle.(a special glass bead sewn on the rear, example shown in last picture)"

Er, excuse me!?! Cuckoo... cuckoo... (can you see the little birdy going in and out)?

And then I may have seen one like this pretty lil gal... She is the Fancy Cake Butt Freckle.

And my heart may have softened a little bit...

So then I probably started looking at more... and I could have started to read the little back stories behind the names.

This is the Einstein Strawberry Butt Freckle
"A strawberry with hair. This sometimes happens in my fridge and I am sharing the results with you ^_^"

And then I giggled - because I may or may not have something in my fridge that looks like that.

You know what that means... I was starting to get hooked.

The Cauliflower Butt Freckle
"This funky nubby veggie is not one of my favorites but it has some darn cute freckles."

Blondes Have More Fun Butt Freckle
No witty story included. *sigh* I always get a bit down when there isn't a story.

And here are a few samples of the freckles that end up on the butts of these cuties. (So I guess it does have something to do with butts afterall.) Still not convinced? That's OK, you don't have to be. The man of the house still isnt'. His main question was... "What do you do with them?"

Funny, she address that, too...

"What to do with your freckle?
- hide it in the medicine closet
- stash it in your child's lunch
- make it pee on your son (thanks MaMeex5)
- throw it at the cat
- set it on your desk
- tag the back of your bro's head
The possibilities are endless!"

I particularly like 4 and 6!

All kidding aside, though... I chose to order a couple of these things because I came to admire the concept as a whole. This woman took something so simple and easy to make and is now selling them like mad! I believe her off-center humor and wit also add to the appeal.

When I first found her she had sold somewhere between 700-800 BFs... Her totals are now up to around 1700! 1700 BF's sold?! You can do the math, but that's a pretty good record for such a "silly" little product.

And for the record, I no longer think the Butt Freckle creator is deranged and/or Cuckoo! I would LOVE to find something so fun to make a sale and be as successful as she has. And honestly, these things bring a smile to my face everytime I see them. I'd say she's close to genius!

I'll share with you two of my favorite Butt Freckles.

The first one I ever bought:

Caramel Butt Freckle
(Because, I, like her, LOVE caramel)
"I don't like chocolate but I love caramel. From the processed cubes to melted topping. This guy is from homemade caramel from my mother in law's cheesecake.YUMMY"

Lemon Curd Butt Freckle
(because it's cute)
"Lemon Curd is great right off the spoon or you can add it to something like bread or scones. My last batch had this hairy freckle at the bottom of the bowl."

If you think you might one day like to buy a Butt Freckle, you can browse through her current and sold inventory by visiting her shop... just click here!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


I've been totally remiss is posting these gorgeous babes and I apologize!

I was so excited to get a rather "bulky" order when I re-opened as Stella B Designs... Not for selfish reasons, but becaue the beanies were going to a Mommy with 5, yes FIVE kids! 4 girls and one precious little man! Can you guess which number he is in the order of things? (You'll get your answer down below!) =o) Anyway, I already felt close to them as I was #4 in a family with 5 children!

I also felt a little twinge of recognition with the ratio of girls to boys boy. Actually, I think my Lovin' Man would more effectively relate to the drive of "gettin' that boy" seeing as we have 3 girls and all... no lil mini version of the Lovin' Man running around anywhere.

Anyway, their mother, Kathy, was kind enough to let me have some of their photos to post on here. So here they are... the five lil monkeys!

This is Hailey in her Summertime Crochet Beanie (shades of purple). If I remember correctly, the beanies arrived on her 8th birthday!

These two gorgeous kiddos are Casey (in blues/greens) and Matigan (shades of turquoise).

Here they are from behind... can't you just feel the love!?

And here's their gorgeous lil man, Declan. He's wearing an Original Newsboy in blue cammo!

*wracking brain* I'm missing my pic of Kylie, but here she is (in the pinks) - isn't her hair absolutely gorgeous?

Back, L to R: Kylie, Matigan, Hailey, Casey
Front: Declan

And then there's "my" precious Hannah. She's my beautiful (and only) niece. I love her to bits!

She's wearing grosgrain flower clips (with button centers) in these first two pictures.

Here she is with a Christmas Pointsettia! Isn't she the cutest?!

Did I mention that Modelicious stars get a 25% discount and free shipping on their next order?! I didn't? Well, they do! So if you've ordered from me in the past and want to share your sassy kids with me, send me your pics and you'll save on your next order, too!

4th of July Specials now running

$10 Beanies and Free shipping thru 7/6/09!!