Sunday, July 24, 2011

I've moved!

I've moved my blog over here Please stop by for a visit, I'm planning to post more often.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Honoring a friend...

The name "Bubblegirl" is explained in my website's About section. Basically, "the bubble" was a glass room I worked in at my former workplace and the women who worked in the bubble were called Bubblegirls. We liked the name, and I even used it on a couple of websites as my user name. I decided to name my business Bubblegirl as a way to tie in my old working life to my new mom/self employed life. Our company was small and we were all like family. Eight years after leaving work, I still get together regularly with a group of friends from work, aka "the girls".

One of the girls, Pam, was the first Bubblegirl. She was so much fun to work with, always laughing and cracking jokes. The last time I saw Pam was in December, 2010 at our annual girls Christmas dinner. She wasn't feeling well, and was thinking of staying of home and missing the dinner that year. Thankfully, she decided to come...little did I know it would the very last time most of us would see her.

Just a few weeks after the dinner, at the end of December, Pam was diagnosed with cancer. Although she was told it was terminal, she didn't let any of us girls know. We were all praying for her and I really thought she would be able to fight it and kick cancer's butt. That's the way Pam was, she was so so strong and didn't take crap from anyone. Unfortunately, cancer ended up winning this time, and Pam lost her battle on April 30, 2011...only 4 months after being diagnosed. Pam left behind a wonderful husband and her beautiful 12 year old son. I can't imagine what they are going through.

Feeling helpless, I decided to make something as tribute to Pam's memory. Now, I am known for making hats, but Pam hated hats and never wore them...she also didn't like scarves. So no hats or scarves...I eventually decided on this tote bag. It's a great for shopping, and is just the right size to fit a laptop. I'm also selling a smaller version for kids. Both bags are decorated with a flower clip that is removable and can also be used on hats, headbands, or alone as a hair clip.

A portion of the proceeds from each bag will be donated to The Canadian Cancer Society in Pam's name.

Large tote $25.00 - $8.00 donation

Small tote $15.00 - $5.00 donation

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Three years

Wow, I can't believe it's been 3 years since I took the plunge and started my own business. I opened my Etsy shop on April 16, 2008, and my own site just a few weeks ago. To celebrate, you can enjoy FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING this week when you use the code 3RDANV at checkout on my website until April 16, 2011.

Here's a look at at one of my new flowered newsboy hats for big girls. I really really like this yarn and I'm having fun mixing and matching all the great colors. I'm thinking of making some colorful earflap hats for kids and newborns too.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Please help me win.

I have entered Bittersweet Photography's photo contest for the chance of winning a free photo session. If you could me help me win, it would be greatly appreciated. To vote for my photo, 'like' Bittersweet Photography on facebook, and then 'like' my photo.

Although I work with many talented professional photographers, I have never had a professional photo session. The last time we even had a family photo taken was when my daughter was a toddler.

The contest is for silly photos of your kids, I thought this one of my daughter was perfect.

The contest closes April 7th and the photo with the most 'likes' wins.

Thanks so much!!!

Too cute!

I have discovered the wonderfully talented Rebecca Danger on Etsy. She designs all kinds of adorable knit toys from animals to cute little monsters. She has a terrific blog with some free pattern downloads as well. Her patterns are very easy to follow and have tons of pictures for reference.

This is Wasabi the cute, right?

Or how about Penelope the monster.

And, I have these little Monster Chunks listed for sale on my website.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

New website!

I am so excited to have launched my own website! I've had my Etsy shop for 3 years and thought it was time branch out on my own. I think the shopping experience on my site is a bit easier than Etsy, especially with the types of items I sell. The color and size choices can be made through drop down menus, instead of having to leave a message at checkout. Plus you don't have to sign up or join anything. However, I will still be maintaing my Etsy shop for all you Etsy addicts.

Here is a screenshot from my site,

Many thanks to Jennifer from This Chick Designs for the website design template!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Newborn Prop Packages

If you're just starting up your photography business, or would like a great deal on newborn props, I've created 4 Newborn Prop Packages just for you!

Package A - $80.00 ($101.00 value)

1 newborn girl hat
1 newborn boy hat
1 hanging sling
1 cocoon

Package B - $80.00 ($103.00 value)
1 diaper cover set
1 hanging sling
1 cocoon

Package C - $90.00 ($116.00 value)

1 newborn girl hat
1 newborn boy hat
1 cocoon

1 baby blanket

Package D - $95.00 ($120.00 value)

1 hanging sling
1 cocoon
1 baby blanket