Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Not only has the ENTIRE store gone FREE US SHIPPING, but we are also having a "Stock"Sale. These are items that I have ready to ship. There is a list of them and some photos on our Facebook Fan page.
All items are $5 off and still are shipped free. They make for great baby shower or Christmas presents for those expecting parents! I have some 0-3 month onesies, some bibs, wipe cases, and some 18 month onesies.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Gangstar Boogie

I am really enjoying being a stay at home mom. I have more time with Emery, and more time to think about all the creations I could be making if I had even more time! In what little spare time I do have I have been working on some new items. A few are finished and a few are still in the works. The new line is called Lil' Gangsta. It will entail playful t-shirts, onesies, and bibs that are sure to entertain.
Come check out the new items in the shop! More to come!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Alot has happened in the past month or so. Matt and I got a contract on the lot we own and our house in SC. So we moved to AL. Settling in has taken awhile. I almost have my craft room set up the way I want it.
There is a craft fair this weekend called OxfordFest and Matt's cousin's have a table. They asked me to put some of my items on their table so I have been frantically working to get some new items made. I have 6 onesies and 8 bibs ready to sew.

On a more exciting note the Mustache onesie is being featured in a blog. Go take a look! http://onthedotcreations.typepad.com/onthedotcreations/2009/09/the-glorious-mustache.html


Wednesday, August 26, 2009


We are having a giveaway!
This lady has an awesome blog. Go take a look and get entered to win a personalized onesie!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A Promotion for EVERYONE!!!

We love what we do - who wouldn't? Getting the creative juices flowing sure does calm the nerves!

All I can say is "wow" when looking at all the places we've taken orders from! Hoodies for babies, blindfolds for grooms, t-shirts for birthdays, presents for bridesmaids...you name it and we've probably made one or thought about making one!

In an effort to hit all 50 states, we're running a promotion! Check it out:

FRIENDS PROMOTION: 15% off to anyone that follows our blog, tweets with us, or becomes a fan on Facebook, now till the end of August. If you're already a fan, refer a friend and earn the 15% off too!
Please use promo code: FRIEND OF BLOG/TWITTER/FACEBOOK in the message to seller portion at checkout. Please wait and we will send you a revised invoice!

Friend us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/ChickenTattoo/82871782189?ref=nf
Follow us on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/ChickenTattoo

Happy shopping!

PS - We love custom orders so if you don't see what you want - ask!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Oh the places we will SHIP to...

Bethany and I are always amazed at all the places Etsy reaches.
So far we have had orders from: California, Maryland, Texas, Nevada, Illinois, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Kansas, Canada, South Carolina, Minnesota, Massachusetts, New York, Idaho, Virginia, and drum roll please.....The Netherlands! Our goal is to reach all 50 states!!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Time Flies...

We hit our 30th sale! We are so excited and thankful to all our friends!! We are working on some new items that will be up later this week, so come back and take a look!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Ever feel like you need something for your baby and it seems that no one else has thought ot it? I can't give you an extra hand (that is what I feel I need sometimes) but what ever else it could be, I would love to help! I am always looking for new innovative items that will make mom's life just a little easier. So please, leave us some feedback about your ideas and we will start brainstorming and creating! Thanks!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Oh My...

Life is crazy (as always). The craft show has come and gone. It didn't go as well as we would have liked. There was bad weather in B'ham and alot of people were out of power. Sales have picked up on Etsy-which is exciting! Hoodies, onesies, hair clips, diaper bags...fabric is flying! I have been brainstorming with what I can make next. I don't have enough time (or patience) to make the large items (I leave those to Bethany). Any ideas?!?!

Matt's mom has been staying with us for the past two weeks. It has been really nice to have her here helping out with everything and esp. Emery. He trying so hard to walk and is not content unless he is being helped to walk. I think we are all going to have to go see a Chiropractor. I am not looking forward to her leaving Friday. But it will be nice to get back in our routine.

Hope you all have a great FATHER'S DAY!!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

New Items

Working diligently towards the craft fair we have added some new items to the shop. There is a "man" diaper bag, photos of a custom hoodie, some onesies and a few hair clips. Go take a look at the new items!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Featured Busy Mom - Echo Endeavor

Be sure to check out this busy mom on Etsy or at http://www.orgsites.com/wv/echo

Tell me a bit about your mommy life:
Busy…busy…busy! My little one, Logan Maximus Miller, was born October 2, 2008. I work part time for a non-profit research firm, Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center as director of the life sciences program there. So, I am blessed to get to spend a lot of time with the little guy, watching him grow and interact with the world around him. There is also a cat and an African Grey Parrot in our home who I suppose claim me as “mom”, too!

Tell me a bit about your shop and your creations:
I have a habit of “dabbling”…I’ll see something I like and think- I could do that! So, off I go giving it a try. I am pretty new to Etsy but my prior dabblings have included handmade jewelry and rosaries, tole painting, iris paper folding, quilling, precious metal clay, quilting, mosaics and even lampwork glass making, which I absolutely adore but find too challenging right now with the little guy and a parrot who periodically flies through the house. I picked up most of these hobbies during my graduate work but decided that the results of my “dabblings” were doing little good sitting upon my shelf or desk. So, as I was doing my graduate research in a cancer center, I decided to donate all proceeds from my handmade items to the local breast care center to help cover health care costs for those who could not otherwise afford them. So far, about $7,000 has been donated. My handmade rosaries are available for purchase at several local merchants (Vittoria & Banks: Art For Your Soul, and Rider Pharmacy). I am hoping that Etsy will allow me to enter a much larger market place, allowing even more to be donated to the breast care center. Nothing ventured, nothing gained!

Any time saving tips for juggling a business and motherhood? Know your limits and don’t be afraid to gently say “no” to those who inadvertently infringe on what little precious time you have. Remember your priorities and stick to what is truly important to you!

Fun Stuff:

Coffee, tea or hot chocolate? Tea. In fact, my favorite commercial tea concoction (vanilla chai latte) was discontinued so…here I go again…I decided to make my own. With a little bit of trial and error, and bias of course, I think mine is even better than the original! Although, I must admit, there is little like sipping a good mug of homemade cocoa blanketed with marshmallows in front of the fire place on a cold winter night.

I am addicted to smooching my little guy and playing with his feet- but isn’t every mom?

If you could have one super power
….make time stand still.

If I were to catch you grooving it would be to…likely Led Zeppelin, although on any given day you would find Logan and I bouncing around the house to any silly song that makes him smile.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Featured Artist: Piou Piou Kids

Be sure to check out the shop of this busy mom!

Tell me a bit about your mommy life:
I’m a proud mum of a little 17 and a half-month-old boy, Tahi. I stopped working just before he was born and haven’t got any plans to go back to work any time soon! In an ideal world, I’d be mothering him full time until he’s at least 5 then possibly start working part time. I previously worked in the film industry as a camera assistant, with unpredictable schedules and long working hours, both of which are unfortunately uncompatible to our idea of family lifestyle. I’m planning on breastfeeding Tahi until he’s 2, and hopefully let him self ween. We have also been practicing Natural Infant Hygiene since he was 5 month, and he hasn’t been wearing nappies since he was 10 month old (except for nightime and naptime), and teaching him sign language (great for communication and avoiding frustrations!). I’m also thinking about home schooling or unschooling him, but need to find out more about it.
We do a lot of activitites together: playcentre, stories at the library, swimming lessons, playing with other little friends (while mums have a coffee!), sing songs and quiet play at home, fewding horses and ducks, …

Tell me a bit about your shop and your creations:

I started sewing some of his clothes a few months ago, because the cool nice stuff is too expensive for us (that’s the downside of not working!) and the choice is very limited as far as kid’s clothes go anyway. There was also a lack of nice, practical clothing for ECing parents (Elimination Communication, another term for Natural Infant Hygiene) so I came up with my own designs. Then I made more for some friends, sold some stuff at a market and then found Etsy and opened a shop! Unfortunately, there are no craft markets where we live so I am limited to Etsy, but I hope to be able to do some eventually (I love craft markets!).
I like clothes that are not too girly girly or boyish, not just pink and blue. I like the idea that kids can wear nice, comfortable and practical clothes, just like ours! I am also a big advocate for the environment and try to limit the amount of waste we produce, so I endeavor to re-use and upcycle as much as possible. And show it’s possible to turn something old into something cool!

Any time saving tips for juggling a business and motherhood?
Lists, lists, lists.
I’m a list-o-maniac, a compulsive lister, a serial lister.
I used to live in an appartment in Paris that was on the 4th floor, no elevator… And I always ended up going up and down 5 times because I’d realise once at the bottom that I’d forgotten my scooter keys, cheques that needed to be banked, my jacket, my purse,… Same goes for shopping, I always ended up shopping every couple of days because there was always something I’d forgotten,…
So now I write lists for everything. When I was working, I’d write a list of everything I needed to do on my days off (which could be rare, therefore time was very precious), and now I still do it so that when Tahi’s asleep or with his dad, I can get all I want done. I’ll sit down for 5 minutes in the morning before I do anything else, and write a list of what I need/ want to do, and then place them in order of priority. I sometimes end up with 3 or 4 different lists! (daily to do list, shopping list, long term to do list, and usually an old list still floating around). I know, I sound like a freak, but I strongly believe it ends saving me time and energy. Except when I forget my lists at home.

Fun Stuff:
Coffee, tea or hot chocolate? Tea, usually herbal and from our garden: peppermint, verbena, chamomille, echinacea, elderflower,…
I am addicted to…. Nature
If you could have one super power…. Bring hapinness to all people
If I were to catch you grooving it would be to… many things! Last night it was George Benson’s “give me the night”!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Craft Show

As if our lives are not stressful enough we have to go and decide to do a craft show. So our crafting has gone into overdrive. I have 4 (I think) onesies just waiting to be sewn and 3 (again I think) hair clips needing to be finished. And those are just the things I have started. There will be bibs, burp clothes, onesies, hair clips, wipe cases all over my dining room table by D-day. Well hopefully before D-day so I can ship them to AL for the show. So So So glad Monday is a holiday! I hope it rains!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Blog Feature

ChickenTattoo has been featured in another blog. Go take a look!!

Friday, May 15, 2009


It's official, I have become obsessed with getting Treasuries.
Bethany and I (via phone) snagged one up. We choose mostly (all but 2) undiscovered baby item sellers. Go take a look:

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Wanted to let everyone know about a great giveaway! About the third post down on this lovely lady's page:

Blog Spot

ChickenTattoo is being featured in a blog!
Thank Kate!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


ChickenTattoo is in a TREASURY!!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


I just finished an order. It feels so great to know that someone liked my designs enough to purchase one. The person bought the First Birthday Bib. I hope it looks as cute on their baby as it did mine!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Can't believe...

I think it has finally hit me. Emery is one. I couldn't sleep the other night just thinking about him and how he has grown so fast. I wish I could spend more time with him, (like every waking second)... His birthday party went GREAT!! He loved the attention and his (organic) cupcake. His eyes just lit up everytime we sung to him, like he knew what we were saying and knew we were singing to him. Matt's parents surprised us and were able to come for the party. It was so nice to have both sets of parents there to celebrate!
Now about the store.

ChickenTattoo is doing well. We just got our 10th sale (thanks Meredith!!). I have been trying to think of other items we can make, and not getting very far with that. If anyone has a suggestion please tell me! I did find some time last evening to make a applique on a bib and a shirt. I am not too happy with the bib, it will be one that goes right to Emery. But the shirt turned out great! I will take pictures of them tonight and set up a listing too.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

First Birthday

Emery, much to my dismay, is about to turn 1 year old. I can hardly believe it! While not cleaning the house, like I should be doing (we are having his birthday party here Saturday), I have been making bibs for him to wear that day. I have, so far, done two. I think I like making bibs better than onesies. I hate that the bib I put on Emery cover up his unique onesies I made for him. So I decided to make unique bibs (they are easier to sew too). It is late now, so there is no sun to take good pictures. I will take them sometime tomorrow. Stay tuned...

Monday, April 27, 2009

As promised!

So I'm posting...finally. Susan will be shocked when she checks the blog tomorrow and sees that her persistent prodding really did pay off! Sorry sis!

I had a very busy craft weekend - which was great! Wayne couldn't understand why I didn't want to be outside with him while he cut the grass, weed-eated, and trimmed. The difference between us is that our yard is his Disney World, whereas my craftroom is mine.

I was able to complete orders for personalized wipe cases, custom bibs, and a taggie blanket. All thanks to Peyton's record-breaking 2+ hour nap! Which NEVER happens. I took it as a sign - go...sew!!!!

I'm starting a diaper bag for my sister-in-law. It's a present for her friend who's about to have a baby. Unfortunately it's in Alabama colors but I'm trying my hardest to make it as non-Alabama-tacky as possible.. We'll see if that's even possible!

Will post pictures tomorrow...when I remember to bring the BATTERY for the camera to work instead of the camera and cable with NO battery. Yeah, doesn't work so well without it!


New Items

Today I added two new items to the etsy store, a blue and white gingham wipe case with a whale applique and a white bib with a airplane applique. I tried to do a little girl oneise applique last night, but my machine started to make holes in the onesie. Called my mom, like daughters do, and she said "Honey, have you ever changed your needle?" There it was, my dahhh moment...
Needless to say-tonight will be the night I change my first needle...


So I broke down and set up a Twitter account...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New Fabrics

I am so excited, I got six new fabrics in the mail yesterday and can not wait to start working on some new appliques. I am going to do some more ties, since those seem to be a favorite. I am also thinking of a pair of wings-on the back of a onesie...wondering what should go on the front... Thoughts?

I am also trying to think of what I am going to make for my sons's first brithday. Bethany is making him an awesome outfit in seersucker. (Love seersucker) But I KNOW he is going to need a bib. I may go get some terry cloth and binding tonight and see what I can come up with. Any thoughts on what applique should go on the bib?

On another note: Matt and I became God parents yesterday morning, to a beautiful baby girl-Kenya. Congratulations Kevin and Katie!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Please visit our shop at www.ChickenTattoo.etsy.com

I am still trying to figure out how to set this whole thing up. I promise to post to this blog at least twice a week, so please check back and see what projects we are working on and what new skills our children have learned.
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