Friday, December 5, 2008

Baby to Bride...

I was browsing the newly launched Lollishops looking for a baby gift and happened upon this absolutely beautiful piece by the talented Fairy Davis, called "Baby to Bride Handkerchief Bonnet". You just have to stop by and see the beautiful things in this shop! You'll find the link to Fairy Davis Fancy Goods in my list of Featured Artists on the right.

Friday, November 28, 2008

LolliShops Launch

As I wait for notification of the launch of LolliShops that is expected today, I thought I'd give those of you who've asked and those of you who've landed here an idea of what I have planned.

I have been thrilled and humbled by the success of MamaDama Designs over the last couple of years, especially here on the Internet. My primary site at Etsy and the spinoff shops I have there have kept me as busy as I'd like to be and I love the community there.

When I came accross the opportunity of LolliShops it just tickled my girly, cottagey, shabby chic side! I just love cottage florals and paisleys. Fabrics that remind me of vintage wallpaper and fabric remind me of browsing antiques and estates with my mother as a child. My personal style is a more classic look by work day and eclectic cottage the rest of the time.

Soo.o.o.o.o I think this blend of venues is going to be just right for me!
MamaDama's Cottage will be found at LolliShops. And all the rest, including the classic prints I love, and the "critters" and novelty fabric choices I get so many requests for on Etsy and at my local markets will be in my MamaDama Designs shop at Etsy. I'll continue an expression of my paper addiction on QuoteNotes at Etsy and my stash overflow at Chickadee Fabrics.

I'll keep a feed of mixed "samples" here on the side, but here are a couple of new items that will be found at LolliShops.

Fun and Frou Frou

Sweet Shabby Chic

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Join Me...

This is a great little Holiday Shop for a wonderful cause!
I had a great time here last year.
Stop by and see me if you can!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

A Fun Afforable Holiday Gift

One of my customers told me she was buying some of my items for a gift idea she had for her sisters this year and I like it so much I thought I'd share it.
She is putting together a "Car Survival Bag" for each of them with necessities and goodies for the car.
What a great idea for sisters, daughters, friends... Each of the bags can personalized with things like cat or dog themed things, favorite colors, lipbalms, pens and notepads, tissues and tissue holders, gum, gift cards, hand lotion, a new keyring, etc.
I thought I'd feature some items I found that would fit the bill...

I just love this keyring by Blue's Creative Outlet at A sweet reminder to be safe and that someone cares.

White Tea and Ginger Hand and Body Lotion might be just the thing when you're stopped dead in traffic! This is one of several yummy sounding scents at Morgan Street Patisserie that can be found at


I can almost taste this Raspberries and Cream Lip Balm from Daisy Cakes Soap at

Let's go shopping!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Aren't these the Cutest!?

I found these wonderful little outfits in a sweet little shop with some of the most delicious designs.
It's called PishPoshGirls.
See, it pays to just click around sometimes!

Take a peek for yourself at

Thursday, October 30, 2008

A Tribute to Max

Max was our friend and part of our family for almost 15 years.
He...Snuck chocolate anywhere he could find it.
Drooled on the couch.
Chased the cat up the fig tree and spread the tree, dirt and all, from one side of the living room to the other.
Got into the trash more times than I can count.
Pulled a chicken casserole dish, soapy water and all, out of the sink.
Chewed socks, especially smelly ones, to bits.
Had absolutely no patience with a "pedicure" .
He...Watched over us day and night.
Was always happy to see us.
Listened to our sad stories and kissed away our tears.
Let the kids, the cats and puppies crawl all over him.
Shared his bed and each of ours.
And loved us as much as we loved him!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Art Belongs Everywhere

I found the most wonderful, fun little shop today called "artbelongseverywhere"
Check it'll love it!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Warm and Cozy...

There is a chill in the air and leaves being blown against the windows are driving my kitty crazy. What better time to settle in and start something I've been meaning to do for some time now. I'm not sure I have a clue what I'm doing so I'll just have to learn as I go.
Stay warm!