Chickabiddy Baby Boutique: review and giveaway CONTEST CLOSED

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I would love to introduce Chickabiddy baby to you (I just love the name!). Chickabiddy baby is this cute little store on Etsy and Rene' makes the cutest vintage dolls.

Who's the wonderful Rene behind Chickabiddy baby you ask? Well keep reading....

I am a 32 year old mama and wife. By day I am a caregiver for the elderly and by night I am an aspiring artist and designer of children's boutique clothes and nursery items. My husband and I live with our daugher Savanna Jean in a little cottage in Nebraska. I am inspired by my old, creaky house which was built in 1914. Other things that inspire me are memories of my Grandma Lillian and all the beautiful crochet items her mother and grandmother used to make. I sometimes feel that they are smiling down on me and my creations, guiding me here and there. Grandma Johnson had an apartment full of vintage fabrics, jars of old buttons, a collection of glass bottles and keys from all over, and I try to recreate the feeling of spending an afternoon with her in my work. I love antique fabrics and trimmings...when I can't use vintage my mother contributes to the beautiful embroidery you will see on my creations. I create custom orders and will personalize and date all pieces with fabric tags so you can tuck them away and pull them out of an old trunk some rainy day when your babes are older. Each piece is lovingly created as if to be worn by my own precious one (who is now 12).

Babies are not my only clients...I can also create beautiful hats, totes, shrugs, sweaters, clutches and such for those of all ages.

We received one of Rene's sock dolls, and the first things I noticed was the scent. The scent is actually coming from the tags that Rene' buys from a seller on etsy, the tags get soaked in all kinds of spices. It reminded me of my grandma's house. My grandma's bedroom, where we used to sleep when we were tiny, smells like this (or at least that's how I remember their room). 
Now this dollie is not only loved by Abby but has a special meaning to me too as both my grandparents were in hospital when we received this dollie. This hospital is in Belgium, so I can't just hop on a plane and visit. In the meantime my grandma has left the hospital and is doing better, my grandad is still in the hospital but is slowly but surely recovering. So this little dollie is my good luck charm. 
I absolutely love the detailed work that has gone into this doll. I love the vintage look and the eyes.
This sock dollie has a rattle which Abby really loves. My 2 other kids keep saying that this dollie is called Bebe as this is the name on the front of the dollie.
Here's Abby's reaction when we opened our parcel...

Some examples of Rene's work:


Aren't they just adorable?

Rene' also has her own blog and I tell you, you should check it out, it's absolutely amazing!
http://chickabiddybabyblurbs.blogspot.com/
Rene' has generously offered to giveaway a cute Lil Sock Baby Rattle for 1 of my lucky readers.

HOW TO WIN?
Please head on over to Chickabiddy baby, have a look around and let me know your favorite Item.

Extra entries (you need to leave a separate comment for each):
* follow my blog
* add my new button to your blog and let me know you did so
* subscribe to my blog
* follow me on Twitter
* blog about this giveaway, linking back to Chickabiddy baby and my blog, let me know the URL.
Deadline of this giveaway is 4/12/09 midnight PST. Open for US residents only)
The winner will be emailed and announced on the 13th.

Thanks Rene'!

29 comments:

YZgirl4 said...

I like the chickabiddy dollie and kitty

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Angie Vinez said...

My favorite is the Monkey See! TOO CUTE!

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I follow your blog!

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I follow you on twitter! angievinez

Andreah said...

I like the Lovely Lilac Snookie. Too cute!

Andreah said...

I am a follower.

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I am a subscriber.

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I follow you on Twitter (simplyandreah)

The Dreamer said...

The Little Felt Book- Chickabiddy Babies is cute!

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Alice H said...

The Lil Lavender Sock Baby Rattle would be my choice - the picture on the etsy shop site is beautiful too! Thanks for the chance! alicedemske at hotmail.com

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I'm a follower - alicedemske at hotmail.com

Alice H said...

Also a subscriber - thanks! alicedemske at hotmail.com

gahome2mom said...

I think they are adorable. Add her to my fave at Etsy.com. :)

I like the sock baby rattle with the pink flower in front.

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Whimsical Creations said...

love the Lil Sock Baby Rattle.
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CanCan (MomMostTraveled) said...

Lovely Lilac Snookie is very cute!

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Sue D said...

I like the Chickabiddy Kitty in Pouch.
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GabbyLowe said...

I like the chicabiddy kitty

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B said...

I love Chloe-Belle Cap.