Welcome Up To My Knees In Crafts

I am so delighted to introduce you all to my newest sponsor, Up To My Knees In Crafts. This is a lovely little shop that features all handmade children's clothing for boys and girls. You can get all her adorable styles custom made in whatever color and size you would like. 
 All these little clothes are A*D*O*R*A*B*L*E and have a wonderful vintage feel to them. I especially love all the things for little boys. I always have the hardest time finding something really special for little Milton. There are several pieces in shop owner Barbabra's collection that I would LOVE to put on little M.
Take a look at how adorable some of these little outfits are.......


I asked shop owner Barbara to share a little bit about herself and her shop and here's what she had to say, 

"I am a stay at home mom to a 2 year old boy and have a little girl due Jan. 20. I bought a sewing machine to hem my husband's pants and started quilting about seven years ago. Then I decided to make clothes for my friends for their baby showers and found I was good at it. I am self-taught no formal classes. Although my mom is very talented in this way too, for some reason she never taught us. I love what I do and it makes me happy knowing there are kids wearing something I made and their parents can't get them to take it off (I have one friend's daughter who did just that). "


Look how adorable this little sunsuit/romper is. I L*O*V*E it!!!

Barbara has so kindly offered to give my readers a discount on everything in her shop. So if you like what you see now's your chance to buy at a discount! Simply enter the code "bouffeebambini" at checkout to take advantage of 10% off your purchase!
These clothes are hand crafted with love and it shows, so beautiful!! 
Please consider buying handmade this year!!
Please help me show Barbara and her adorable shop a very warm welcome and hop on over THERE and have a browse around.
HAPPY SHOPPING LOVELIES!! 



Hanna

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide

Every Sunday I like to post a gift guide featuring my lovely sponsors to promote my love of handmade. I hope you will consider buying some handmade gifts this year. They are so special and unique. Here are a few things I've got on my list this year.

This adorable hat from Creative Dragonfly




This adorable Christmas bib from lillybelle Designs




This adorable leg warmers/onesie set from B:Mod Designs



 
This adorable hand crafted wooden puzzle from The Puzzled One




These adorable little shoes from KathyDee's Cozy Toes


One of these gorgeous vintage clutches from beso handbags

This adorable pattern from So Tei-Tei to go along with that sewing machine I asked Santa for

These gorgeous bohemian earrings from DyNamo

A pair of these adorable leg warmers from Knotty Tots

This adorable newborn tutu from Up To My Knees In Crafts

I just love all these gorgeous handmade goodies and I feel so blessed to be able to share them with you through my sponsors and giveaways!! 
Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping!

If you'd like to win some handmade goodness click HERE to check out my giveaways.



Hanna

Please Welcome Knotty Tots

Let me introduce you to my newest sponsor, Knotty Tots. This shop is so adorable it just makes me smile on the inside. Honestly, I am honored to feature her gorgeous creations on my blog. Shop owner Candace creates absolutely adorable things for children.  At Knotty Tots you'll find crocheted leg warmers, hats, accessories, and children's clothing. Plus you can get them custom made in 18 different colors. L*O*V*E. These make amazing photo props or just wonderful warm cozies for those little legs. Take a peek at some these G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S little things.......












I always like to include a little bit about the shop owner and what inspires them so here is a little of what shop owner Candace had to say about herself and her shop. I just love her story. It's so inspiring. Tori Spelling!!! So impressive!!! Keep reading to find out what I mean!




 
"My name is Candace Rasmussen, I am married to my sweetheart, Brian,  and a stay at home mom to two wild boys and one sweet girl in Rexburg, Idaho.

Knotty Tots. It all started with a pair of leg warmers. Two years ago I wanted to crochet my daughter a pair of leg warmers but I couldn't find a pattern anywhere. I had only recently learned how to crochet, but using a couple techniques I had learned I started to make up my own pattern. The first several (dozen) pairs were not  quite what I was looking for and I continued to change the pattern until I finally came up with something I really loved. People around me would notice them and started asking me about them and where I got them.

So I made several pairs and signed up to do a craft fair. After that I decided to start up an Etsy shop and started out the first couple weeks fairly slow. Then things took off! I came up with a crochet flower with my signature 'knot' in the middle. From there I have added to my collection with crochet top dresses, stuffed animals, hats, and headbands.

My shop has been open for 7 months and the response has been great! I have had international orders sent to Canada, Spain, United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil, and Iraq! I have also recently sent (along with other handmade sellers) a basket with items to Tori Spelling! 

This business has been incredible for me, an outlet for my creativity and the opportunity to meet new people and receive recognition from others. All while having flexibility and being able to continue to stay home with my children. I love what I do!"

Please help me give Candace and her adorable shop Knotty Tots a very warm welcome and hop on over THERE and have a better look at all these amazing goodies she has to offer. 
Anything from Candace's shop would make an A*M*A*Z*I*N*G Christmas, birthday or shower gift. I would LOVE to get a pair of these leg warmers for Ginger's shower! I would be so blown away! I just love all this handmade goodness.  Please consider buying handmade gifts this year!! 
HAPPY HOLIDAYS and HAPPY SHOPPING!!! 
Hanna

Butternut Squash, Caramelized Onion, and Gorgonzola Pizza

This is the first time I've ever made pizza from scratch. I know it's hard to believe with the amount of cooking I do but I was always afraid of the pizza dough. I've heard it can be quiet temperamental.
I saw this amazing recipe on the blog Closet Cooking and just had to try it out. 
So, it was a bit of a long process to make but it turned out very well and wasn't that difficult. I will say that pizza dough is very different than pie dough which I am very familiar with. When your stretching out your pizza dough if you tear a hole in it you can't just fold it onto itself and fix your blunder. If you make a hole, it's there for good! Luckily this recipe made enough for 3 pizzas so I just threw the one out that I ruined and still had plenty for 2 medium sized pizzas. 
I think I will try this dough recipe again but with different toppings. I did L*O*V*E this combo though of caramelized onion and Gorgonzola. 
Recipe for this pizza HERE





Please take minuet to have a *PEEK* at my all handmade GIVEAWAYS.  I only feature beautiful handmade things that I would buy myself. You won't be disappointed:)


H*A*P*P*Y  H*O*L*I*D*A*Y*S 

Hanna

Delirium Kredens GIVEAWAY (NOW CLOSED)

I have been extra excited about this giveaway. I'm so glad I am finally getting to share this A*M*A*Z*I*N*G shop with you, Delirium Kredens
I was so excited when I found this shop. Shop owner Anna's handmade knit creations are so modern and elegant. I absolutely love the style of her work. It's incredibly unique. She uses an antique knitting machine to help her create her knits and it creates this amazing zig zag pattern that I love. I have not seen any other knits quiet like Anna's.  Her creations are very fashion forward and the colors and quality of her yarns is amazing. Anna is a true artist. 
She was unbelievably generous and sent me, all the way from Poland, a pair of arm warmers and a new prototype neck warmer. The vibrancy of the color is amazing and the quality of the yarn is outstanding as well. The arm warmers are my very favorite item in her shop. I love the long length. They are so elegant! I can't wait until I'm not 8 months pregnant so I can show them off with a little more confidence. I snapped a couple photos of myself in these gorgeous arm and neck warmers.






I found Anna and her shop to be very intriguing so I was lucky enough to get a little interview with her. Anna lives in Cracow, Poland.  Here's what she had to say.
I asked Anna to please tell us a little bit about her childhood and what inspired her to start knitting:

" I was growing up in small flat with my parents. My mother, who is a set and costume designer working for theaters, used to sew in hands dolls( decorative dolls sold in art gallery). She had many big boxes both with ribbons, different kinds of fabrics, buttons and beads, some really old ones too. I was the delighted when she allowed me to "play" with her things. I was close to many different kinds of textiles as a child. During my childhood my mother was knitting a lot, so was my grand grand mother and other aunties, it was normal as at that time there were no nice garments in shops in Poland. Hand knitting was something normal. I learnt how crochet and later how to knit with pins, but actually I have never made any sweater, only hats and scarves, purses and socks too. 
I was studying design and I went on exchange to Denmark, I went there to try ceramics design, but tried also textile design, and it turned out to be interesting for me. 
I came back to Poland only thinking how to design textiles in my hometown Krakow(Cracow). Graduated from Polish Academy of Fine Arts I wentagain to Denmark, there was a class on knitting, once introduced to hand-operated old knitting machine I couldn't stop, I "occupated" machine all semester. First week was struggle, but later it was mostly fun, I had the experience of hand knitting, so I could appreciate all the facilities of the machine. All the time after second danish semester and moment whe I opened shop on etsy was a research where from get a machine - just like the one I used in danish school, I finally found one on ebay, in Germany, now I call her Helga the bread-winner. Second question was where will I buy good yarns. It took some time, I left Denmark in Jan 2007 and got my machine in Oct 2008, but it was worth trying. 
What I am inters ted most in knitting is the texture, and the colour. I love making samples but it often turns out that what went well and with no mistakes on a small sample maybe hard to achieve on a big shawl. 

I am almost 30, I live in Krakow, one most beautiful towns in Poland and I love boxer dogs, and other animals too ;)
Delirum Kredens is one of my jobs, the favourite one and the one I am most happy to do, but from time to time my friends designers hire me as copywriter and that's fun too. I spend most of time either on knitting and steaming or sewing my products or looking for yarns in the Internet and of course I am addicted to Etsy, I can spend hours watching what other people and creating treasuries. 
I want my products to be useful and to bring some little pleasure for people who will use it. I try to find good materials, I like trying colour combinations, like in melange warmers. I was seduced by the mechanism of knitting machine and I love to explore its possibilities, what more can I obtain with my Helga ;) these are details that are responsible for final texture like ruffled scarfs, or its tubular edges. I am knitting machine geek.
How do I see my shop in next days? I want to introduce more designs but I don't want to give up the ones I have. It si always question of time and having only 2 hands. I want to keep my knitwear in same style, I mean accessories that will suit to many outfits not in one style but every time the will be strong accent. Delirium misses light, thin and transparent summer scarfs that is oen of the goals for next summer. Maybe start new shelf in my shop with one of kind products, but this is really far future."

After getting to know Anna a little bit better I thought it was incredibly interesting the way she made her knits using a vintage knitting machine so I asked her for a photo. This is not her actual machine but a similar one.





In Anna's shop, Delirium Kredens you will find leg warmers, arm warmers, scarves and shawls. Take a look at some of her gorgeous work. I'm dying to get a pair of these leg warmers. I adore the color choices. Look at these vibrant beautiful choices. My faves are the reds, greens and neutrals. Simply gorgeous.



Here are a few more look sat her elegant, long arm warmers and a couple scarves and shawls. Everything is beautiful.



Anna has so generously offered to give one of you lucky readers the chance to win a pair of either arm warmers OR leg warmers in your choice of color. This is an A*M*A*Z*I*N*G prize!!! I'm so excited about this giveaway!!! 


BUY IT.................Head on over to Delirium Kredens and snap up some of these gorgeous knits now. I'm going to purchase some leg warmers but I can't decide on what color I want yet.
WIN IT........ENTER TO WIN THIS GIVEAWAY........RULES TO ENTER:

THE PRIZE:  One pair of either leg warmers or arm warmers in your choice of color. A*M*A*Z*I*N*G prize! Thank you Anna!! OPEN WORLDWIDE!!!!

 MANDATORY ENTRYGo visit Delirium Kredens and tell me which item and color is your favorite (good for one entry. leave one comment)

WANT MORE CHANCES TO WIN? for addition entries:
1. Become a fan of Delirium Kredens on facebook and leave a comment on her wall. Say whatever you like:)
2. Become a follower of bouffe e bambini on twitter 
3. Become a fan of bouffe e bambini on facebook
4. Tweet, blog or post to facebook this post:  Enter to win a pair of gorgeous arm OR leg warmers of your choice http://bouffeebambini.blogspot.com/2010/12/delirium-kredens-giveaway.html(one entry for each task, leave a separate comment for each task)
5. Purchase something from Delirium Kredens and comment back here afterwards.(good for 3 entries, leave 3 comments)
6. Enter one of my other GIVEAWAYS and comment her which one.
You MUST be 18 years or older to enter
Giveaway OPEN WORLDWIDE!!!
You MUST leave separate comments for each entry and please leave don't forget to leave your email address
Giveaway will be open until Friday December 24th at midnight
One winner will be chosen at random and contacted by me via email
GOOD LUCK!!!!!
If you like this giveaway....PLEASE come check out my others.......ALL my GIVEAWAYS are handmade and gorgeous!!!!!





Hanna

ah*noo*shig GIVEAWAY

I'm so delighted to introduce you all to this gorgeous little shop, ah*noo*shig which means "pretty" in Armenian. You will find nothing but gorgeous, whimsical floral accessories here. Recently I have become obsessed with the headband. It's my "go to" accessory these days. I love it because you just pop it on and voila, you've suddenly got a outfit. You suddenly you look put together whether you are or not!
Shop owner Natalie was so kind and sent me over this G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S chic black floral headband that I absolutely adore!!! I've already decided I am going to wear it on Christmas!!! 



Ah*noo*shig is filled with other gorgeous floral hair accessories. Just look at a few of these.......







One of you lucky, lucky readers is getting the chance to win one of Natalie's gorgeous headbands! She is offering one winner the chance to win this G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S "Eileen" headband. It's very unique. I love the shades of pinks in these flowers. It has a wonderful vintage feel to it. Take a *PEEK*


BUY IT.................Head on over to ah*noo*shig and start Christmas shopping now. 
WIN IT........ENTER TO WIN THIS GIVEAWAY........RULES TO ENTER:

THE PRIZE:  The G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S "Eileen" headband as shown above. OPEN USA ONLY!!!

 MANDATORY ENTRYGo visit ah*noo*shig and tell me which floral hair accessory is your favorite. (good for one entry. leave one comment)

WANT MORE CHANCES TO WIN? for addition entries:
1. Make ah*noo*shig one of your favorites on Etsy.
2. Become a follower bouffe e bambini on twitter 
3. Become a fan of bouffe e bambini on facebook
4. Tweet, blog or post to facebook this post:  Enter to win a GORGEOUS handmade floral headband (one entry for each task, leave a separate comment for each task)
5. Enter one of my other GIVEAWAYS and comment her which one.
You MUST be 18 years or older to enter
Giveaway OPEN USA ONLY!!!!
You MUST leave separate comments for each entry and please leave don't forget to leave your email address
Giveaway will be open until Thursday December 23th at midnight
One winner will be chosen at random and contacted by me via email
GOOD LUCK!!!!!

If you like this giveaway....PLEASE come check out my others.......ALL my GIVEAWAYS are handmade and gorgeous!!!!!



Hanna

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