Friday, December 2, 2011

Come back next year!

Wasn't that a great boutique last night? Thank you to all our wonderful vendors, helpers, and shoppers. Now we have to wait a whole year before we get to do it again!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Full list of vendors

Here is the full list of The Pinching Pennies Handmade Boutique vendors!

Cookie Lee Jewelry
Daniel Evans (children's animal hats & charms)
Discovery Toys
Five (French-inspired home accessories)
Function as One (organic apparel & accessories)
Handcrafted outdoor decor
Lesli Mitchell Designs (handmade checkerboards & tic tac toe boards)
Life Peak
Lisa St. Andre (oil paintings & jewelry)
Little Wellies
Mary Kay
Melz Creations (Christmas decor & scrapbooking)
Mission 4 Jewelry
Mrs. Peasley's (cakes, cookies, & confections)
My Twinkle Books
Om Elements (purses, lanyards, jeweled items)
Pam's Aerobic & Casual Wear
Q's Flower Stand
Razmat'azz Boutique (women's clothing)
Sand On My Soul (paper crafts)
Santa's Signature
Sassy Apple
Seacliff Salts
Shabamm Glam (tutus, girls accessories)
Tidbit (home dec, children's clothing, crafts)
Twinkle (feather earrings)
Wood Treasures (handmade bird houses)

Meet Suzette Duffus from Santa's Signature

Nothing is more magical than seeing a child’s eyes light up as he comes into the living room on Christmas morning. The tree is surrounded by gifts from the ever-elusive Santa Claus. In an effort to keep the mystery and charm of Santa alive in the hearts and minds of their children, many impassioned parents have spent Christmas Eve forging the signature of Santa Claus on their children’s gifts. Because the Santa “belief window” is only a few short years (6-8 years), many parents go to great lengths to ensure their children enjoy every minute. They convince the uncle to dress up in a red suit on Christmas Eve; they track Santa’s sleigh on the internet; they hide the “Santa wrapping paper” in the closet so that the children never suspect it was actually purchased from Target; AND they write Santa’s signature on gift tags while trying their best to disguise the handwriting so their children never grow suspicious.

It is from this tradition (and sometimes hilarity) that a great idea was born! Suzette, mother of two children, was out shopping for gift tags one Christmas. Specifically, she was looking for gift tags with Santa’s signature so that she didn’t have to once again forge his signature on this year’s Christmas presents. After trying numerous stores, it was clear that these gift tags did not exist. So, Suzette had an idea – what if there was a line of Christmas gift wrap products that included the official signature of Santa Claus?

Friday, November 18, 2011

Meet Ellen Buckley from Sweet Ellen Inc.

If you are lucky, sometimes, what begins as a hobby can turn into something quite unexpected.  I began creating cards for my niece and nephews for their birthdays several years ago. These original drawings and simple sentiments were met with such enthusiasm by the children and adults that saw them, I found myself expanding the collection to include holiday, birthday, note cards and party invitations. Earlier this month, with a little help from friends and family, I exhibited my greeting card line at the West Hollywood Book Fair. Both children and adults seemed to respond to the whimsical drawings and simple sentiments. They were a hit!

I would now like to introduce Sweet Ellen Inc., greeting cards and stationery created especially for children and adults who have warm hearts!

Sweet Ellen Inc. - children's greeting cards and stationery
PO Box 46845   Los angeles, CA 90046

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Meet Charity Bohuslavizki from Stella & Dot

I love the fashion, the flexibility, the fun and being a part of this amazing community of women.

Stella & Dot, an Inc 500 Fastest-Growing Company, is a social selling company that creates flexible opportunities for women to be work-from-home entrepreneurs. We believe everyone deserves great style, fun, and opportunity in their everyday lives, and we're dedicated to providing it in a personal way. That's why we sell our line exclusively through friendly Stella & Dot Stylists online and at in-home trunk shows. 

Customers and hostesses adore the style, and each Stylist is able to build her own flexible, modern business on a foundation of irresistible product and exceedingly personal service.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Meet Jena Cascarini from Mary Kay

My name is Jena Cascarini. I am an Independent Beauty Consultant for Mary Kay! I began my Mary Kay business not too long ago after needing some extra income to pay for bills. I enjoy providing products that enhance the beauty and confidence of all women!

Products include anything from cleansers, moisturizers, acne solutions, microdermabrasion set,  satin hand pampering sets, to foundations, eye color, mascara, lipsticks and lots more! 

Mary Kay does not test products on animals and is a company that does good by caring about the environment, fighting domestic violence, and helping battle cancers that affect women!

Mary Kay lives by the rules of God first, family second, and career third. She says when she does that, everything seems to fall into place. :)

I look forward to seeing you all and helping you with any of your skincare needs!
God bless!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Meet Barbara Lemke from BSL Creations

My name is Barbara Lemke, and my business is BSL Creations. I have two product lines, Cuddle Wumkins and Daily Whisper.

Cuddle Wumkins is my line of plush toys: dogs, cats, monsters, tooth fairy pillows and more. My plush toys are designed and sewn by me, one of a kind and made to be loved and cuddled. 

My Daily Whisper products are inspirational cards for all ages. Right now I am introducing my new cards for teenagers. The cards speak their language and assure them that life is worth living. They give teens a more positive way to speak to themselves about their daily concerns.

Come by and see me. I look forward to meeting you.