Friday, June 05, 2009

I need to celebrate something. . .

This is my 332nd post. I think I'll celebrate by having a contest. I was going to wait until post 333, but that's half of the evil number, so I figured now might be better. I feel like celebrating something, anything, because frankly this sucky economy hasn't been very celebratory lately.

But yay! for little accomplishments. I spruced up my web site this week - updated links, marked sold items, uploaded photos of friends and customers sporting kokoleo, and added some happy customer feedback. I also fixed these ugly icons:

Which have been bugging me for years. They don't even match! I just pulled them off some stock art site years ago and kept using them. After searching for way too long for some new ones, I finally broke down and spent all of 10 minutes in Photoshop making my own:


Much better. Lesson learned: Always make your own dang icons.

My biggest accomplishment, though was revamping and restocking the Toddler Sundress shop.


And now for the contest part -- go check it out, then come back to this post and let me know which dress is your favorite. I'm conducting a little market research to find out what fabrics people like best. Next Friday, noonish, I'll draw a name from all the entries and announce the winner.

What's the prize, you ask? One custom-made personalized patchwork banner (up to 10 letters). You can redeem this for yourself, your kid, your friend's kid, your grandkid, your goldfish, your monkey, or whoever else you love. You'll have a year to redeem it too so if you don't have a child to give it to, that'll give you time to make one.

So, which dress do you like best? Let me know and you just might win some kokoleo.

www.kokoleo.com

28 comments:

Donna (onelittlemonkey) said...

I have to say, so many of them are cute, but I'm partial to smurfs. I pick the smurfy sundress in size 4T as my favorite.

Rachael said...

Blue Heart all the way. Love the double patterns and the simple graphic of the large heart! So adorable!

Jen/O'Boogie said...

Smurfs, please! I love them all, but the Smurfs are my favorites.

Anonymous said...

I like Mod Girl the best, but that's probably because I remember seeing it on Liberty Street! I also laughed at your year-long redemption period so you could "make" somebody give the banner to. Too funny!

Hugs,
Susan (Bee) Shettle

Frogsiren said...

KB, they are all super cool! My favorite would have to be Smurfy in 4T. I love the vibrant colors and blue fringe plus, on this one I noticed Smurfette in the window :)
Next up is the Friends 2T with the bloomers. It's Holly Hobbyish and looks like something an early childhood friend of mine would have owned, and I would have envied.

I love your work!
Renee Baez

Jenny said...

my fave is the pinwheel - so cute!!! it just makes me happy!! all of them are super cute!

love your stuff as always!!

jenny

Stacy Elyse said...

i like the mod top and skirt. it's terribly cute. if chris and i had had an opportunity to have children i'd totally get one for my little girl.

aSprinkling said...

My favs are the pinwheel flowers and the smurfs...but Bert and Ernie are cute, too.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

The Smurfs will always be my favorite but I also love Bert and Ernie :)

kat said...

KB, i also love your work ;) my favorites are smurfs first, then mod (with the snail), then ernie and bert. your site looks great too! have a great summer and keep up the awesome work, you're very inspirational.

Anna said...

I think my favourite would have to be Pinwheel, but it was hard to choose!

Carol said...

Ooooh, this is a tough one. I love them all, but the numbers one is my favorite. And this is quite a testament to the cuteness of your handiwork, as I hate real numbers. As usual, beautiful work, KB.

Maria said...

Being a boy mom - I like the Bert and Ernie one.....they are so cute though !!!!

Rachel said...

Hey KB -

The pinwheel is my favorite - so cute and fun - lots of detail.


Rachel Orndorff

Jill said...

I have 2 favorites-the pinwheel flower dress because it's very similar to a dress my sister and I had when we were little, and the Raggedy Anne & Andy dress because I HAD THOSE BEDSHEETS! Your stuff is just great.

tarazibit said...

I love the Smuurfs because all of your stuff is just smurf-tastic!

tara

Stephanie said...

The "Smurfy Sundress
size: 4T" is the coolest thing since sliced bread! It' gets my vote! Happy 332!!

Blue said...

Of course I love the smurfs, and Bert and Ernie are also awesome, but my favorite is the pound puppy dress. I love the bird bath and the little birdies on it! Nice job!

Angie Waligora said...

I love the colors on the Number dress! And the smurf dresses are adorable - would definitely be a hit with the girls. Love all of your creations!

Angie said...

Oh my gosh. The Bert and Ernie one is my favorite and would just send my daughter over the moon! I wish I could buy it, it is adorable! (Stupid economy!) Anything Sesame Street is always a winner with me!

No seriously said...

KB, all of them are so cute! My favorite is the Pound Puppies dress.

Patricia said...

I'm going with numbers, but they are all super cute!

Amblus said...

I looked at all of them but the Smurfy one is totally my favorite!

steph said...

love the way the smurfs scatter across, but bert and ernie always win in my book!

KB said...

Okey-Doke, my random number generator (http://www.random.org/) picked #22. Congrats Patricia! You can email me at kbvanhorn@yahoo.com to claim your prize.

Thanks to everyone who entered. I always feel bad for the non-winners when I have a contest. Sorry! If I could, I'd handmake something for everyone. Since I can't do that, please know that you have my undying love and appreciation for taking the time to post a comment. You guys rock!

Steph Nasteff said...

I LOVE the pinwheel dress. Can't wait til Esme's big enough to sport the cute sundresses!

Kudos to you for creating a celebration!
xoxo

Chocoholic said...

I like so many of them but the one I can see me putting on my girls is the Butterfly one.
Funny note: I have a pillow case with the Raggedy Ann and Andy print on it!:) Too cute!

S said...

I can't decide between the butterfly print and the mod print. Both are ridiculously awesome!

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