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Kid’s Halloween Sewing Card-Freebie

 

If you are looking for a fun activity to tame your little monsters while you finish up preparations for tomorrow’s festivities then this is for you. Download and print our little witch hat (here), glue it to a piece of cardboard (a cereal or cracker box will do just fine!) with a regular old glue stick.  After it dries punch a hole through every other dash with a sharp darning or knitting needle.  Then when your goblins get home it will be ready for them to have some creative fun.

Here’s what it looks like when it’s done–oodles of fun and will keep them busy for quite awhile.

Here’s what it looks like when it’s done–oodles of fun and will keep them busy for quite awhile.

Thread a blunt point tapestry needle (the one in your sewing kit with the big eye and no point that you probably have never used and wondered what it was for!) with thin yarn and instruct the kids to baste around the hat–a basic stitch going in and out of each hole. Once they sew all around the hat they can baste in the opposite direction to fill in the gaps. When finished they can color their new masterpiece…which buys you a few more minutes!

 

 

We hope your ghouls enjoy this little project as much as mine. We wish you a happy and safe Halloween!

 

Introducing Our Newest Collection: Bartholomew Park

Our latest collection, Bartholomew Park, was named after the historic winery where we photographed it.  Nestled at the foot of the Mayacamas Mountain range, just blocks from the charming Sonoma Plaza, the gorgeous organic vineyard estate boasts pristine views from every angle.  We just knew Bart Park (that’s what the locals call it) would be the perfect location for our newest collection.  The beautiful landscape was ideal for the color palette of this collection: ripe citrus, soft grey and midnight blue textiles with a print that reminded me of dancing shadows.

Organic vineyards of Bartholomew Park Winery

My cute little crew and I headed out on a very hot Labor Day holiday.  We met at 4:00 p.m., not the most ideal time for photos since the sun is still pretty high this time of year, but it was a school-night and we needed to snap to it!  Let me tell you, three kids in smoldering heat + escalating winds + wicked lighting = a very interesting photo shoot!  The pictures taken just do not do this gorgeous location justice.  But, these kids sure were troopers!!!

Anya and Hunter no doubt discussing how to get out of this photo shoot and into a swimming pool!

Two year-old Lincoln was non-stop entertainment for all!  He ran from one end of the lush lawn to the other, giggling and running circles around us as we tried to get him to stop long enough to snap a picture.  Oh, to have that energy again!  Hunter had a ball chasing him, but Anya found it all too exhausting.  Ha!

A lively game of “Capture the Lincoln” exhausts Anya.

The biggest hero of the day was Lincoln’s mother.  Seven months pregnant and running around in triple digit weather on a holiday.  Who does that???  You are one amazing mama, Kim. Truly.  Thank you for sharing your sweet, little boy with us!  And thank you Bartholomew Park Winery for providing such a picturesque location for our photo shoot.  I cannot wait to come back another day and enjoy a picnic under the shady trees with a glass of your beautiful wine.  Ahhhhh…

 

To see the entire five-piece Bartholomew Park collection, please visit our website here!

 

Your friends,

Andrea and Anya Larre

A Moment of Silence

 

Whew! It’s been loooong time since we have blogged. Really. Long. Time. So, let’s take a moment of silence to say goodbye to this poor, neglected blog while we transition to a fun, new format.

 

I always feel a little redundant posting the same information in various formats: our website, Facebook, newsletter and then again on our blog.  The mere thought of it just puts me to sleep…Snore-a-thon!  So, I just stopped posting here until we had a fresh idea with content reserved only for our blog.

 

Living in the beautiful Northern California Wine Country we have the priviledge of being surrounded by some of the most amazing wineries in the world. Breathtaking gardens, local farms and picturesque scenery are around every bend. These magical places have become our favorite locations to photograph our clothing designs.

 

Going forward we will give you a behind the scenes look at these photo shoots.  We are often asked what Miss Anya Larre was laughing at or where pictures were taken.  And how the heck did we come up with the name of that collection????  Maybe you have always wanted to visit the Wine Country and would like a personal introduction to scenic spots from a local.  Or maybe you already live here and just can’t get enough of the scenery.  You may even be interested in what Wine Country kids are wearing each season.  Whatever your reason, we hope you enjoy the new format and come back often.

 

Be sure to “Like” us on Facebook for priority notification of new designs, special events and offers.  Sign up for our Newsletter to join our Birthday Club and receive exclusive member promotions.  Why?  Because we like you that’s why!

 

Your friends,

Andrea and Anya Larre

For your sweetheart

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As a little girl I fell in love with all things vintage.  I used to love to scavenge through my grandmother’s drawers (usually with permission, I promise!) and happen upon the most beautiful and quaint treasures from years past.  My favorite was her cameo jewelry.  I just loved the intricate porcelain carvings and have been drawn to them ever since, collecting several pieces of my own.  My favorite place while visiting the Magic Kingdom is the Silhouette Studio.  I literally make a bee line once I enter through those glorious gates.  I just love watching the artists masterfully work their magic!  

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As silhouettes have gained in popularity in recent years, I just had to find a way to incorporate them into our designs.  I am excited to present our one of a kind custom Sweetheart Silhouette Tee.  Your child’s own silhouette will be framed in a dainty scalloped red damask heart.  Pair the tee with our coordinating lace-trimmed red damask skirt and finish off this sweet set with the beautiful Sweetheart headband.  

Sweetheart Headband

Finally an outfit that is truly as unique as your little one!  We cannot wait to create this tee for you so head on over to our website and order one for your sweetheart today!. 

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Your friends,

Introducing our newest headbands

 

We are seriously crushing on our newest line of headbands!  Delicate flowers are hand-beaded with sparkling sequins and irredescent beads, then secured on a comfortable stretchy heabdand.  They are available in lots of fabulous colors and several sizes: newborn through girls.  Available online and at Cupcake on 4th Street in Santa Rosa.

Hot Pink Beaded Flower Headband

 

Pink and Cream Beaded Flower Headband

 

Red Beaded Flower Headband

Newborn Pink Beaded Flower Headband

All our best,

Spring cleaning is here!

We are so excited about our clean new look that we just had to gush about Mark Waterous, owner and social networking guru of Odeleya.  Mark streamlined our blog to match our website and added numerous plug-ins and features, making it much more user-friendly.  We hope you enjoy the new features as much as we do.
Thank you, Mark, for your expertise, dedication and immense patience with us!
All our best,

Spring is in bloom with Anya Larre hats!

 

As the new Spring clothing lines arrive in stores daily, we find ourselves inspired by the anticipation of warmer weather.  Recently, we stopped by Cupcake on 4th Street in Santa Rosa, to admire these beautiful clothes for little girls and cultivated hats to match.   Here are some of our favorite combinations:  

 

Bubblegum Pink Crochet Hat with White Rose

Bubblegum Pink Crochet Rose Hat m2m Mimi & Maggie Spring 2010

Mimi and Maggie Pink Dress

Mimi and Maggie Pink Dress

 

White Crochet Hat m2m Baby Sara Spring 2010

White Crochet Hat m2m Baby Sara Spring 2010

Baby Sara Set

Baby Sara Set

Cream Crochet Pink Peony Hat m2m Baby Sara Hint of Pink Set

Cream Crochet Pink Peony Hat m2m Baby Sara Hint of Pink Set

Baby Sara Hint of Pink Set

Baby Sara Hint of Pink Set

 

Turquoise Crochet Flower Hat m2m Baby Sara Spring 2010

Turquoise Crochet Flower Hat m2m Baby Sara Spring 2010

Baby Sara Spring 2010

Baby Sara Spring 2010

Happy Spring!

Andrea and Anya Larre

Valentine’s Day Inspirations

 

A mother’s greatest expression of love is her children.  And with the universal symbol of love being the heart, I wanted to cover everything in sight with hearts, including Anya Larre.  With our Valentine’s Day decor mysteriously missing (must be that mischievious ghost again!) I went to work creating visions of love for my family, home and friends, plus a couple new products for our website.  

 

Frilly Heart Tee – $32 – Available on our website and at Cupcake.

anya petti heart set framed

Bling Heart Snap Clip – $5 – available online.

polka dot heart clip

Homemade Valentines – Heart Shaped Crayons

2010 crayon valentine cards

 

Shabby Chic Heart Ribbon Wreath

valentine wreath

 

Monogrammed Frilly Hanging Hearts – one for each member of the family.

Hanging Frilly Hearts

 

Shabby Chic Love Banner

love banner

 

We hope your day is filled with love and happiness!

Andrea and Anya Larre

It’s party time with Anya Larre!

 

We are so excited to present the newest additions to our product line: party hats and bibs personalized with the birthday girl’s initial or age. 

Cupcake boutique party hat

Not any old paper party hat will do for the special birthday girl in your life.  Our party hat is carefully constructed with durability in mind and finished inside and out with darling cupcake fabric and a coordinating “sprinkles” print on the reverse.  Applique is done in soft pink minky, giving it more dimension.  No more painful elastic with this party hat.  Soft ribbon makes this hat comfortable and adjustable while the pretty frills make it unique and oh so girly!  Personalize with birthday girl’s age or initial for use year after year.  Makes a wonderful keepsake and coordinates perfectly with our Cupcake Birthday tee

Boutique cupcake bib

Complete her ensemble with our sweet Cupcake bib.  Lined with ultra soft pink minky and appliqued with either baby’s age or initial for everyday use.  Bib attaches comfortably and securely with sewn-in velcro. 

Available here in our store or at Cupcake on 4th Street in Santa Rosa.

Boys, don’t fret…we have something special planned for you too.  Stay tuned!

Pardon our appearance!

 

Please excuse our mess as we work to improve the overall look of our blog.  Our new layout will make it much easier to read and therefore enjoy.  We are unsure exactly how long it will be until our tranformation but we are working with a very talented team who is in high demand.  We are just waiting patiently in line for our turn.  Thank you for following us despite our appearance…you are a true fan and friend!