Tuesday, May 26, 2009

There's Feathers in Our Flowers!

I am getting geared up for my up coming craft fair on June 6th and I am hoping these are going to be a hit. All I know is that I've been having too much fun making theses crazy little flowers. Every time I make a bunch there are little feathers everywhere. Zoë loves it but my husband.... not so much! Oh well he'll just have to live with it because these are some of my favorites!

Monday, May 25, 2009

ABCO 1st Saturday's CRAFT FAIR

I am so excited!!! My next craft fair in coming up on Saturday June 6th at the ABCO Art Space in Oakland. If you are in the area be sure to come by and say hi. It will be at 3135 Filbert St, Emeryville, CA 94608 from 12-8pm

Hope to see you there!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Friday's Featured Etsy Artist - Kathi's Kreations

Today's pick ........Kathi's Kreations!!

Not only is this shop filled with wonderful things but the artist is a sweetheart to boot. Kathi makes wonderful designs that are fun, functional and Eco-groovy.

I think my little one could use about ten of these! This Eco Friendly Sandwich/Snack Bag is fantastic. They come in many different designs and clean easily for the snacker on the go.

How cute is this? Kathi's Kasserole Karrier. Perfect for those summer picnics or tail gate parties. She can even custom make one in your favorite team colors.

Be sure to also check out her array of Selvage items. Go Green!! You can see all of these items and many more at her Etsy shop at http://www.kathip22.etsy.com/.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

May I take your order?

So lately I have been making a lot of custom orders for people and it has been so much fun! What is so great about these flowers is that they make wonderful gifts for all ages.

This lovely one was a hair clip request for someones Mom.

Then this flower was a custom ordered headband for a Baby Shower gift.

If you are looking for a unique gift for those summer birthdays or baby showers, let me know. I would be happy to design the perfect gift you are looking for.

Monday, May 18, 2009

And the Winners are..........

I am happy to announce that the winners of my Blog Warming Party Giveaway are.....

Kathi at Kathi's Kreations and Janelle at Scrap with Style Scrapbooking Shop! Congratulations!!!!

Thank you so much to everyone who participated and help so much with spreading the word about Little Miss Moon.

As a runner up prize to everyone who participated I am am offering FREE SHIPPING to everyone who played. Just send me a convo saying you entered the giveaway and I will refund the shipping thru PayPal.

Thank you again everyone and keep your eye out for the next giveaway.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Friday's Featured Etsy Artist - Beyond Wonderland

Every Friday I will be featuring a favorite Etsy artist and to start this new weekly tradition is....

Beyond Wonderland

I am so in love with this shop. Everything in it puts a smile on my face. Carolina's use of Japanese fabrics and ribbons to make her hair accessories and bags is delightful.

This little wallet is one of my favorites.
So cute and colorful with every little mushroom in a row!

I am also crazy about all these adorable little hair clips. They come in a multitude of whimsical designs from deer to turtles.

But this has to be my favorite. A wonderful little mushroom wristlet. Perfect for a girl on the go.

So be sure to visit Beyond Wonderland online at http://www.beyondwonderland.etsy.com/ or at one of her upcoming events!

San Mateo Maker Faire
San Mateo County Expo Center
May 30th & 31st

SoFA district in downtown San Jose
(on South First Street between San Carlos & Reed Streets)
Friday June 5th

July 18th and 19th
Fort Mason’s Festival Pavillion

August 7th, 7pm-10pm
Downtown San Jose CA
South First street
Street closed from San Carlos to San Salvador

August 31st-September 2nd
Las Vegas Convention Center
Cash and Carry section

SEPTEMBER 4th, 7pm-10pm
Downtown San Jose
South First street
Street closed from San Carlos to San Salvador

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Enter to win at my Blog Warming party!

It's a party and you're invited! I am hosting a blog warming party from now till Sunday in honor of my new blog for Little Miss Moon and there are prizes at the door. The first 10 followers will be entered in to win a hair accessory of their choice from my shop. Remember, these flowers make great gifts! Be it a baby shower or birthday present. Just stop by my shop and pick which flower you like then leave a comment here on the blog.

If this party becomes a rager and more than 10 people follow then every 10 people after that will be entered to win. You can also earn more entries the following ways:

  • Follow me on Twitter and mention the giveaway or a link to the shop. (make sure you have @littlemissmoon in it so I can see the tweet)
  • Join my Fan Page on Facebook and comment about here.
  • Blog about the giveaway with a link back
  • Email your friends about it and cc me at kate.kiesz@gmail.com

Have fun and spread the word. Don't forget to say hi to Zoë and I.


Monday, May 11, 2009

Little History Lesson

So I thought I would fill you all in on how Little Miss Moon came to be. It has been a crazy last two years but oh what a fantastic ride it has been!!

In September of 2007 I finally got Stevo (my fantastic husband) to get hitched. We had been together for about 10 years and I said enough already I want the dress, the ring, and the big awesome party!! He of coarse took some convincing being of the "why buy the cow" mentality. But now I know he is wondering why the hell it took him so long. It was a fabulous wedding and well worth the wait!

Since we were on a roll we decided to starting trying for a baby. Well by December of that year I was pregnant. I think poor Stevo was hoping we would have to try for a bit longer but we were so ecstatic about the news. This was to be the first grandchild for my family and the first granddaughter for his. Needless to say everyone was thrilled!

At the time we were living in an adorable house by the sea in Half Moon Bay but it just wasn't big enough for our growing family. So in January of 2008 we packed up and moved to San Jose to a lovely house with a big back yard.

Then summer came..... piss poor planning on my part to be 9 months pregnant in the middle of summer in San Jose in a house with no air conditioning! Believe me when I say it was not a pretty sight!

But by August we had our amazing baby girl, Zoë Moon!!!!

While on maternity leave I was notified by my employer that I was being laid off. At first I freaked out and didn't now what I was going to do. But as it turns out it has been the best thing that ever could have happen!!!

I have always been obsessed with big, colorful, crazy accessories so I had to come up with something that Zoë could wear too. Being a bald baby, headbands seemed to be the perfect thing. So away I went designing fun little headbands that would undoubtedly answer the question "Yes, she is a girl!" People seemed to really like them so I made more and decided to give it a go on Etsy.

And thus, Little Miss Moon was born.

Now I am home having a blast with Zoë and I get to pursue my creative side as well. I am having so much fun with my online shop and doing craft fairs all over California. It is amazing how even when it seems bad, everything happens for a reason and good will always come out of it!

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Da da danah!!!! Here it is....finally!!

Welcome to another look into Little Miss Moon's world. I am so excited to have finally gotten this venue up and running. I am so looking forward to being able to share more about me and my designs, as well as all the amazing works by the talented people I have met since starting this journey. I plan to feature a new crafter friend every week so you can see what fabulous things are being created by these great people. I'll also keep you posted on any new designs, special deals, and craft shows I'll be attending.

So thanks so much for stopping by and please share any suggestions, thoughts, ideas, or just a big hello!