Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Valentine's Day Hair Clips

Break out the hearts, Valentine's Day is right around the corner! To celebrate, why not spruce up with a heart or candy hair clip or pin?

Monday, December 22, 2008

I Heart Edamame - Soy Bean Pin Brooch or Hair Clip

Can't get enough of this fantastic legume? I sure can't! Proclaim your adoration for this delicious and healthy snack with a 100% wool felt version. Available as a pin brooch or a hair clip - please indicate your preference at checkout.

Edamame measures 2 inches by 1.75 inches. Encloses either a 2 inch snap clip, or 1.5 inch snap clip. French clip also available.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Small Business Impact of CPSIA

As you know, this past year I've been working at creating a small business creating and selling 100% wool hair clips for children and women. My business was steadily growing, and I enjoyed heart-felt pride for each piece being enjoyed by families around our nation and internationally.

This August, congress passed a law intending to protect children from the toxic effects of lead in imported and manufactured toys and other products. However, the way the law was written requires ANY and ALL producers (including hand-made, natural products, intrinsically free from lead) to test each component and product for lead by 3rd party laboratories at a cost upwards of $180 per component. This test would be required for every style/product created for the use of children. Essentially, the only companies that would be able to afford to remain in business, are those conglomerates guilty of importing tainted products in the past. Small businesses here in the United States will be put out of business if the law is not amended. Please join me in signing this petition to draw attention to the law's impact on small businesses in this time of economic turmoil. Thank you - if you have any questions about the law, you may visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission website here:

To sign the petition, please click below - there are 3 petitions. It is free to sign (it does ask for donations after you sign, but that is OPTIONAL, and you may close the window after you sign the petition)

Impacts on Children's apparel
Impacts on Children's Toys
Impacts on Small Business Green Toy/Clothing Companies

If you think saving local and small businesses in our country is an important and worthy goal, please pass this information along to your friends and families!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Mariposa - Monarch Butterfly Pin

Mariposa - the inspiration for this mini felt sculpture, is butterfly in Spanish. It is also the home in which I grew up, in the rolling foothills approaching Yosemite National Park. Sadly, you don't see as many majestic Monarchs there as in the past, but it is still one of the most beautiful places I know come Spring and the blush of wildflowers.

Mariposa has been hand-crafted using 100% wool felt. Each piece has been hand-cut and stitched, making this butterfly as unique and without duplicate as it's fluttering inspiration.

Backing this wearable art-work is a 1 inch bar pin, securely stitched to the fourth layer of felt. Nearly life-sized, Mariposa is 3 inches across with wings fully extended, and about 1.5 inches tall.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

I Love Sushi Hair Clip or Pin Brooch

Craving sushi? Get your chopsticks on this hair clip or pin before they're all gone!

Made of 100% wool felt, this hair clip encloses a 1.25 inch snap clip or French clip, and measures almost 2 inches from tip to tail.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Store Re-Opening!

PammyDawn will re-open for BLACK FRIDAY (otherwise known as, the day after Thanksgiving)! For visitors to my blog, enjoy this re-opening sale!

For orders of 5 clips or more, please take 10% off (not including shipping) your order price, excluding gift-certificate purchases. To redeem, enter "HolidayBLOG" in the notes at checkout, and I will email you an adjusted invoice.

Happy Thanksgiving, and HAPPY SHOPPING!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Preparing for the Holidays

Thank you for visiting!  I've put my shop on a temporary "vacation mode" as I gear up for the holiday season.  Please check back soon!  Thank you for your patronage.  

Any orders placed prior to "vacation" will be shipped as usual.


Pink and Yellow Rubber Ducky Hair Clips

I'm not sure why I haven't thought of doing rubber duckies before now, but I had a request for some ducky hair clips, and so, voila!

If only they squeaked....

Made of 100% wool felt, the duckies measure just under 1.5 inches across, and enclose a 1.25 inch snap clip.  They are also available in a larger size, enclosing a 2 inch snap clip.  Also available as a pin, and would look adorable gracing a diaper bag.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Jingle Bells Penguin Hair Clip or Pin

My newest made-to-match creation:  Jingle Bell Penguin.  Ringing in the holiday season, Jingle Bell Penguin is festive and ready to celebrate. He is decked with a fluffy green wool wreath, embellished with tiny jingle bells. He measures about 2.25 inches tall, and about 1.5 inches across. This felt creation is 100% wool felt.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Etsy Front Page - Fall Oak Set

Etsy Front Page 11-5-08

Wednesday I was surprised to see many new hearts in a short period of time, and thought, was I on the front page??  I searched the Flickr website for screenshots, and sure enough!  A lovely treasury by LuLusWoobies made it to the front page, and I was lucky enough to be included in that group!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Green Baby Giggles Feature

I recently had the opportunity to send a hair clip to Brooke at
Green Baby Giggles, a wonderful blog dedicated to healthy baby products for both the Earth and your little munchkin.  See the full review, and see pictures of my Green Earth Flower hair clip!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Etsy Sellers Featured in Bakersfield - The Southwest Voice

Here is a scan of the cover, and full article featuring the crafty talent in Bakersfield!  Enjoy!  

Featured in Bakersfield Southwest Voice

I feel very privileged to live in the wonderful community of Bakersfield!  A fellow Etsy crafter, and Bakersfield resident, Jaime Johnson of
JaimeSews, wrote a fantastic article for the local free publication, The Southwest Voice.  As soon as I'm able to pick up a hard copy, I'm going to scan the whole article (and the cover, my whale hair clip is the feature photo!!!) and post it!  Here is a screen shot showing the article and cover from the website of the newspaper.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Small Holly Berry Hair Clip or Pin

By popular demand, I've created a smaller version of the holly berry hair clip.  The larger version measures just about 2.5 inches long, enclosing a 2 inch snap clip.  The smaller replica is just under 1.5 inches long and encloses a 1.25 inch snap clip.  More appropriate for babies with little or fine hair than the larger version, but is also useful for keeping back the fly-away hairs in big girls too.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Etsy Front Page - Zara Zebra - October 19, 2008

Hurrah!  This darling treasury of chic black and white baby items, made by Zadyball, went all the way to the front page yesterday!  

I opened my Etsy page to see 300 hits on my Zara Zebra, and thought, "Front Page!!!!"  I immediately went looking for a screenshot of it, and finally found it today on Flickr.  Yippee for super treasuries!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Pre-Christmas Hair Clip Sale

As a special for my blog readers only, I am offering a sale code for use on any of my holiday hair clips or pins, excluding gift-certificates.  For 10% off your order of Christmas/holiday themed hair clips or pins, enter "BloggerXmas" in the notes at checkout, and I will email you an adjusted invoice reflecting the 10% discount.  Merry shopping!

Blog Sale - Gingerbread Man Hair Clip or Pin

Blog Sale - Poinsettia Hair Clip or Pin

Blog Sale - Holly Berry Hair Clip or Pin

Blog Sale - Rudolph Hair Clip or Pin

Saturday, October 11, 2008

New Photos of Raggedy Ann Hair Clip or Pin

Needing whimsy?  Feeling nostalgic?  Indulge your inner child with a Raggedy Ann wool felt hair clip - completely hand-cut, and hand-embroidered, just like your favorite doll.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Fall Giveaway - Steals and Deals Feature

Another winning opportunity awaits!  This week I'm featured on the blog, Steals and Deals.  You have the opportunity to win my Fall Essentials Gift Set - more than $35 value!  All you need to do is visit my shop, then post your favorite item on Steals and Deals.

Winner will be chosen on October 15th, and posted October 16th.  Good luck!!

New Pictures for Gingerbread Man Hair Clip or Pin

Sweet and spicy gingerbread - tantalizing, yet this variety is inedible! Add some sweetness and spice to your holiday wardrobe.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Pumpkin Giveaway Winner Chosen!

Handmade Showcase Giveaway featured my hair clips last week, and over 100 comments were given!  I was so honored to have had the opportunity to participate in the "Halloweek" giveaway series.  There are oodles of fabulous giveaway prizes every week - be sure to check it out frequently!

The winner of the pumpkin was chosen by random number drawing, and it was none other than the fabulous Lisa from Infantile on Etsy.  She is also a wonderful member of the EtsyBABY team, and has adorable items in her shops!  Infantile is geared for spicing up your baby's or your wardrobe with just a little punky edge, and the other sweet and lovely attire for your little sugar and spice, everything nice, "OnTheSweeterSide."

OnTheSweeterSide - Sweet Horsey Skirt

Infantile - Heathered Mohawk Hat

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Pammy Dawn Gift Certificates for Hair Clips and Pins

Searching for the perfect gift? An e-Gift Certificate is the answer!

Upon purchase, your e-Gift Certificate will be emailed to you as a unique pdf file. If you would like me to email the certificate to another recipient, please provide their name, email address, and any other pertinent information in the notes at checkout. Each e-Gift Certificate is created with a unique identifying number to be entered at the time of redemption.

This e-Gift Certificate is valid only in my Etsy shop (pammydawn.etsy.com), and is only redeemable here.

Cannot be redeemed as cash, nor can any unused balance be redeemed in cash.

If only a partial amount of the e-gift certificate is used in a transaction, credit toward a future purchase will be issued for any unused balance.

Should the purchase exceed the value of the e-Gift Certificate, an invoice for the remaining balance owed will be emailed to be paid using PayPal, or Money Order.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Holiday Scottie Dogs

Requested by my cousin for her sweet little girl, Taylor, these cute little Scottie Dog hair clips would complement any holiday ensemble!  I think they will look especially cute atop little pig-tails.

Posh Peacock Hair Clip or Pin Brooch

Strut your stuff in this perky, posh peacock hair clip or pin brooch. Intricate and vibrantly colored 100% wool felt has been hand-cut and hand-stitched enclosing a 1.5 inch snap clip (also available as a French clip or pin brooch).

Strawberry Cream Pinwheel Lollipop Hair Clip

I think I must be having too much fun with my new camera!  Today I took it with us to the park and got some cute shots of Julia in her strawberry cream glory.  Definitely the only type of lollipop you want stuck in your hair at the playground is this wool felt hair clip variety!!

The neatest feature of the park near our house is the water fountains.  By pressing buttons, Julia can control when the sprinklers come on - she loves to turn them on, then run away squealing!

Fall Lamb - Lulu Lamb Hair Clip or Pin

Sweet, soft, and playful, Lulu Lamb will endear herself to you and your youngster.  Fittingly, she is made of 100% wool felt, and encloses a 1.5 inch snap clip, French clip, or a pin back.