Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Year!

Wow, did you see that year wizz by at break-neck speed? I can't believe it's already time to start screwing up the date when writing cheques again. I just wanted to send a shout out to all the Small Potatoes lovers out there who have helped to make 2009 the best year ever. Well, I wish you all a wonderful, safe New Year, hope you are able to spend it with friends and family. I'm looking forward to starting a fresh new year with some new products and some amazing new fabrics that I am so excited to share with you. Happy New Year!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Small Potatoes First Ever Cyber Monday Sale is on NOW!

Operators are standing by now ready to take your order.

The Monday after American Thanksgiving, called Cyber Monday, has quickly become a great tradition with amazing sales found all over the web. This year, Small Potatoes is hosting its First Ever Cyber Monday Sale. Fantastic deals on EVERY item in the store. Stock up for Christmas, it's just 26 days away! Today only!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Signatures Show Craft Sale was fantastic! Thanks to all who came out! The non-stop Christmas music and the smell of home made fudge sure put me in the mood for the holidays. What else is new? I have added 2 fabulous new fabrics called Traffic Jam and Odyssea Calypso to my collection. Poke around the Shop section of my site to see their splendour. Also, due to popular demand, Small Potatoes Slings are now available in the same great soft cottons that my other products come in. Take a peek, you will love being able to match your Diaper Clutch to your Sling! Trés chic!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Give the gift of privacy

Breastfeeding is the best gift a mother can give her baby, but what to give a nursing mom? The perfect gift for her is a Small Potatoes Nursing Cover. On sale now at $10 off until the end of November. Shop now for best fabric selection!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Craft it up!

Small Potatoes Small Potatoes will be at Scattered Seeds this weekend, Winnipeg's first big Christmas Craft sale of the season at Assiniboia Downs. Come find me at booth #212, on the main floor, right by the super yummy fudge, I believe.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

New burp cloths!

There are nine fabulous new fabrics available for Small Potatoes Burp Cloths. Check 'em out!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Featured in Western Living

Small Potatoes is featured in this month's Western Living magazine. Check it out!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

New fabric preview poll!

After countless hours searching for the hottest new fabrics to add to my collection, I've come up with some amazing treats for the senses. Visit my Facebook page to view and comment. I'd love to know what you think. I'll be placing orders shortly so I want as much feedback (good or bad) as possible.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Barefoot Mommies Review

Small Potatoes review on Barefoot Mommies blog.

Here's an excerpt of the nice things Krissy had to say about Small Potatoes dresses...

We received a 3T but the great thing about this is that Kyria is in a 3T and my daughter Nevaeh is in a size 5. Nevaeh is little enough to where she can wear this dress as well and it still looks wonderful on her. I match it with a pair of white tights and some brown boots and she is set to go! She loves the outfit. Only bad part is, when Kyria see’s her wearing it she throws and ABSOLUTE FIT! This dress is now Kyria’s favorite and it’s like you have to peel it off of her because she refuses to take it off!

This dress is beautifully hand made, the stitching is perfect and strong and made to last. If both of my girls can wear it and not have it torn up by now I can 100% recommend the product! Small Potatoes work is just stunning. And the dresses also come in many more fabric choices!
Surf on over to read the rest of the review and enter to win a sun dress for your little cutie pie.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Elephant Shoe

Elephant Shoe is having a massive going-out-of-business sale. Small Potatoes bibs are half price! Binky Leashes only $4.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

This ain't your baby's pin cushion.

This is a a little random, but I'm so proud of my newly re-covered pin cushion that I just had to share it with the world. I used a scrap of Poppy Dot Navy fabric to re-cover my eyesore of a pin cushion. I'm so in love with it.

Monday, July 27, 2009

We have a winner!

Congratulations to Josie Scorsis! She won her whole Small Potatoes order FREE! Thanks to all 500 customers who made the contest possible!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Free Small Potatoes stuff!

Pssst! Small Potatoes is about to roll over the invoice-o-meter to #500. Whoever places order #500 will win their whole order for free. Order now to take advantage of this great promotion. The winner's name will be posted in the next few days.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Summer Sling Clearance Sale!

It's officially summer! Time to get out and enjoy the warm weather. To help you get the most out of summer fun, Small Potatoes is blowing out all our Baby Slings at 40% off! An amazing deal considering you'll get the use of your arms back! And you'll be able to go where no stroller has gone before. (And look fabulous at the same time!) Quantities are limited, so don't delay!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's day to all the dads out there! Hope you got to enjoy a fabulous day and were treated like a king.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

It's a jungle out there!

Mod Zoo Blue fabric is available on Small Potatoes again! Hats, blankies, changing pods, drinky leashes, pants and bibs for your little guy.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Small Potatoes Dress Giveaway!

Small Potatoes is offering one reader a dress in their choice of print. To enter visit Small Potatoes and pick out your fabric. Come back here and leave your choice in a comment.

For more entries do any or all of the following leaving a separate comment for each entry:
* Subscribe by email to Small Potatoes or follow this blog
* Blog about this giveaway with a link back
* Twitter about this giveaway with a link back ( can do this once a day)
* Email a friend about this giveaway with a link be sure to CC me.

Giveaway open to Canadian and US residents, ends 5/30 at midnight. Winner will have 3 days to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Email must be in comment or available in profile.


Free Dress!

There's a Small Potatoes Dress giveaway on now at Thrifty & Chic Mom. Click here to read the fantastic review and to enter to win!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Mother of the Year

I didn't even know that I was nominated, but thanks for the award, Nicole!

Changing Pod Giveaway

There's a Small Potatoes Changing Pod review and giveaway on now at Fabulous Fun Finds. Click here to enter.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Tiny Tot Company

Small Potatoes is now available at a brand spankin' new online store, The Tiny Tot Company. Based out of Montreal, this new store has an amazing selection of products, many of them made in Canada. Click here to view the site.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Thank you fabric gods!

It's been a bit touch and go there for all the moms of boys out there. Mod Zoo Blue, my most popular boys' fabric has been out of stock for a while. Everyone has been walking on egg shells as we patiently awaited news from the manufacturer to hear if it would be reprinted. I guess the stars aligned and alas, it has been reprinted, and will once again grace the pages of my online store. Shipping ETA is still TBD, but it won't be long now! Just in time for summer hats, pants and Drinky Leashes (a must for stroller season!).

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Other than this post, and making sure my children are fed, I'm not doing any work today. To all the mothers and mothers-to-be... I hope you're being spoiled rotten today and enjoying this special day!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Thhp, tthpp, thhp (that's the sound of a baby with a soother)

So, I have three things that I covet, and to some degree, horde. Pretty fabric, pretty paper and pretty ribbons. As a graphic designer I used to squirrel away beautiful paper samples on the shelves of my office. I still have piles of beautiful paper, but no time to do anything really exciting with it (I haven't yet started my second born's baby scrapbook and she's two and a half).

Before I started Small Potatoes I had piles and boxes full of fabric and ribbons, and other than the occasional outfit or gift for my nieces, I didn't do much with it. Now that I have this wonderful little company, I have a legitimate reason to shop for fabric and ribbons. Sometimes I get carried away because I just love all the beautiful colours, designs and textures. Well, in tidying up my studio this weekend, I realized that I have A LOT of ribbon (not to mention fabric, but that's for another post). So I decided to have a Binky Leash sale. Binky Leashes are possibly my most popular product - hey, they're cheap and extremely functional.

20% off!
5 for the price of 4!
Save $1!
Get 'em while they're hot!
(did I mention I worked in advertising?)

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Rock the vote! (or crawl, scoot or roll it)

I need your votes! I've entered Small Potatoes into Wee Welcome's Parent Power Contest. This contest is open to Canadian "parentpreneurs" featured on this fabulous portal website for new parents. The grand prize includes $20,000 in advertising, which I could definitely use! Let's just say that if I could, I'd be out there handing out Small Potatoes lapel pins and kissing babies. Please take a moment and stroll on over to their site and vote for me here. Thanks!

This message approved by Holly Clarke, owner Small Potatoes.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Small Potatoes is now available at Dwell Boutique, a contemporary furniture/home decor and interior design shop in downtown Kingston. Dwell offers a full range of baby decor and accessories.

Just the Facts Baby!

Compiled by professional journalists, Nancy Ripton and Sydney Loney, Just the Facts, Baby is a fabulous resource for new moms. This site is updated weekly with eco-friendly information on pregnancy, parenting and mom and baby health.

For moms who need those facts fast, Just the Facts, Baby provides 30-second quick hits–they’re literally “just the facts.” These are followed by more detailed articles, with topics ranging from fitness and nutrition to mom and baby health.

The fabulous ladies at Just the Facts are currently giving away a Small Potatoes Nursing Cover in one of our most popular fabrics, Pod Posey. To enter, sign up to receive their newsletter or email them a tip or Q&A question.

Contest ends April 26th.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

My Mom's View

Lynette at My Mom's View wrote the sweetest review of some of my products. Wow, I was really touched by her heart-felt comments. And the beautiful photo she had taken of her little girl in a Small Potatoes dress and hat just made me smile.

Read the review and enter to win here.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Where did March go?

Wow, I can't believe we're into April already! Where did the last month go? I thought this time of year was supposed to drag on forever. Well, I just wanted to let you know that with the success of the past two month's sales, I have decided to put a different item on sale each month. April's item-of-the-month is Changing Pods. They're round. They're soft. They're washable. They're super-duper cute and stylish. And they're on sale. What more could you ask for in a change pad?

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Her Organized Chaos

Along with a fabulous review of my hats, there's a give-away at My Organized Chaos... one lucky winner will receive a Small Potatoes hat. Read and enter to win here.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Feisty, Frugal and Fabulous!

Pssst! There's a contest on now to win a Small Potatoes Diaper Clutch. Read a fabulous review and enter to win here.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Warm and cozy on sale now!

How retail is that title??? But if it's as cold where you live as where I live, I bet you could still do with a little extra cozy at this time of year. Makes you wonder if it is EVER going to warm up. Well, move over Snuggy, in honour of the bitter Canadian wind chill factor, I've made our super stylish, super fun and most of all super warm Lap Blankies on sale till the end of March.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Putting a face to the name...

Wow, I managed to find a photo of me to put on my profile! Most of our family photos consist of the kids doing cute things.

In other "face" news, and under the heading of "holy cow, where did I find time to do this???", I finally joined the millenium and created a Facebook page for Small Potatoes. On it you will find a bunch of photos as well as a plethora of new fabrics I'm considering adding to my spring/summer line. Please let me know what you think - I'm looking for customer input as much as possible. I'd buy it all but I'm a chronic fabric-oholic, and I know that as with any addiction, moderation is key. Please come check it out. Become a fan. Tell a friend. Share the love!

Also, I just became a fan of The Baby Bin Boutique's Facebook page. You should too!

By the way, is anyone else out there impressed with the fact that I managed two posts in two days?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Winnipeg Baby & Kids Show

Thanks to all those who came out to support Small Potatoes at the 2009 Winnipeg Baby & Kids Show. It was great to see you all and to meet some new faces (and some VERY new faces).

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Splurge and Must Have Items

We made the top 10! Peek-a-Boo Baby Planners, out of Ottawa, has just posted their Top Ten Splurge and Must Have lists. Small Potatoes Changing Pods and Binky Leashes made it to the lists. Read more about it here.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Hats (20%) Off!

Cold enough for ya? Just in time for those warm winter get-aways, Small Potatoes is having a sun hat sale! Where else are you going to get super fun, and stylish hats at this time of year? Sale is on till February 28, 2009. Please allow two weeks for manufacturing plus 3-10 business days for delivery depending on your location. If you need it sooner, please email me.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Small Potatoes Glimpse Giveaway!

Head on over to Glimpse for a great review of Small Potatoes. Glimpse is a fabulous blog bringing you reviews of amazing Canadian-made baby products that you may not know exist. Written by two moms, this site offers great insight into many different products.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone! I'd like to wish you all a prosperous year full of baby's amazing milestones, heart-warming uncontrolled laughter and many memory cards full of "keeper" photos. A heart-felt thank you goes out to everyone who helped make 2008 a truly sucessful year for Small Potatoes. Here's to another great year!!!

Here's a photo of one of my little tots in her "custom" tree trimming party outfit.

By the way, I'd love to see your little tots enjoying their Small Potatoes Christmas gifts. If you have any photos you'd like to share on our gallery, email me.