Thursday, November 11, 2010


We're having our Tutu Thursday Sale today, and it's the last weekend to order our Frou-Frou Turkey Tutu, and get it in time for Thanksgiving.  It is also a great time to order any other Frou-Frou Tutu that you have been considering!

Use coupon code:  thursday  and receive 15% off any Frou-Frou Tutu and also get Free Shipping! 

Doesn't she look like she's ready to take flight?

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Binky Bib Sale & Coupon

The Binky Bib is probably the least appreciated or looked at item in Punkydoo Kids, but I can guarantee you that it is one of the best if you have a child that uses a pacifier!  I make our own babies new ones out of every fabric that I use, and every time I see one of them they have a bib fastened on them.  I mean how many times have you had to hunt under every bed and couch in your home, or pull the car over to the side of the road, while your little one is screaming their head off because they either spit it out or threw it to the floorboard?

In order to make it easier for you to try this marvelous creation of ours, we are putting them on 25% off the month of  November, and if you read this you can also get free shipping on your entire order if you purchase a bib!  Just use coupon code:  freeship  and end the crying!!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

CAT Mask Giveaway

I keep meaning to get back to doing giveaways, and the holiday season is a good time to do some really cool stuff.  This giveaway will be for one of our hand decorated Black Cat Mask.  It would be great for Halloween, and my kids just have them hanging up decorating their rooms.  Also, another good thing about this mask is that it fits toddler thru adult!  The giveaway will run from today, September 13, 2010 thru September 30, 2010.  Just two short weeks to let Punkydoo Kids help you get ready for Halloween!!

To enter just leave a comment below OR go look around Punkydoo Kids and come back and tell us what your favorite item is. One of these is required and must be done before extra entries count.  If you would take the time to look around the store, and let us know what you think, that would be greatly appreciated!

Extra Entries

1 entry - Place a Punkydoo Kids button on your personal blog

1 entry - Become a fan of Punkydoo Kids on Facebook.

1 entry - Follow Punkydoo Kids on Twitter.

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1 entry - Sign up for the newsletter at Punkydoo Kids

1 entry- Tweet (or update your Facebook status) about the giveaway with links to this post and mentioning @punkydookids.

Please let me know by commenting with your extra entries.leave your email address if it is not visible on your profile.  I will notify the winner and they will have 36 hours to respond!

Olivia in Black Cat Mask

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Coupon for Sunday, September 12, 2010 thru September 19, 2010

The coupon at Punkydoo Kids for the week of September 12, 2010 thru September 19, 2010 is for 20% off all Cuddle Gowns.  Simply use coupon code:  cuddle when checking out.

It's That Time of the Year (again)

Well, it's rolling around again, back to school.  I guess not just rolling around but already here.  Summer certainly didn't last long, and it brought a lot of new memories and changes into our house.

For the memories I always swear that this is going to be the year that I start that scrapbook.  Actually I've been promising myself that since my kids started school, so now I have a box full of pictures, school work, awards, dance and sports pictures, medals and art projects from three kid's elementary years.  That's not even thinking about the shelves in my closet that are filled with junior high memorabilia to high school diplomas.  I guess it's time to break out the scrapbook sheets, fancy scissors, stickers and stamps and ink pads, make a big mess, and spend the rest of the school year worrying about another uncompleted project.

Actually the beginning of this school year has brought about some big changes in our house.  Our oldest grandson, Elliot, is living with us this year.  I've always lived only a few blocks, sometimes miles, from him, so taking care of him isn't anything new.  However, one forgets the hard work and hours that go into getting a child through school.  From getting up at six in the morning to fix breakfast and lunch to picking him up from school and fixing after school snacks and a supper that is kid friendly, the hours in my day are quickly eaten up.  Elliot is in the fourth grade now, and that is the traditional year for "real" school to kick in.  He's been in CMC, Content Mastery, and has not had to do the same amount of work as other children.  This year we're trying to hang in with regular studies, so that is taking a lot of work and attitude adjustment.  Did I mention that he is also bipolar?  That's a whole other story....

Now I have to figure out how to work Punkydoo Kids into the equation.  Business is finally picking up a bit, and we've gotten some of our first wholesale orders, actually getting into some boutiques.   I think my next step will be finding out how to get some extra help, small manufacturing, of the Cuddle Gowns.

So, good-bye summer, I loved every minute of it with my kids.....Hello, new beginnings.

Elliot, Tate, Connor, Hannah and Collin

Thursday, July 22, 2010


There aren't a lot of home seamstresses any more, but if you are among those numbers here are a few handy sewing tips.  I came across a few of these a few days ago and added a few of my own.

1.   Keep a magnet near by, if needles and pins drop on the floor, it’s a quick pick up!  I have a whole wall of sewing machines, and I have learned to keep a magnetic pin cushion by each of them.  I'm anything but a neat seamstress when I get busy, and this way I can just hold the magnet and suck up all the pins on the floor and around the machines.

2.   Save all of your hand sewing, buttons etc. for a beautiful day. Then take advantage of it and sew outside!!  When filling an order this isn't all too easy to do, but I have gone out to sit under my climbing roses to hand hem, and fresh air does help clear your head of problems.

3.   Keep your rotary blade and scissors sharp!  Keep them for fabric only!  I find myself repeating this to every person that picks up my scissors, especially kids.  I keep one scissors where only I know the location.

4.  Two is always better than one!  It is a luxury for some people to own more than one machine, but it sure can come in handy when you're in the middle of a project and one decides to mess up the tension or refuse to quite knotting the thread.

5.  Find your “space” and keep it your own.  I know this can be hard to do, and it wasn't until I started Punkydoo Kids that I actually moved into one room.  This is my production and planning room, and woe to he who enters uninvited!  What are your must have’s in your workspace? Mine is good lighting.

6.  When the sewing gets tough, take a break. Seriously. Less stress means more fun and, less mistakes!  It can also be a lifesaver for your project.  There have been a few times that I have become so frustrated that I stood up and ripped the fabric in half before I even realized what I was doing.

7.   Measure twice, cut once….and save yourself the headache!  I've ruined some expensive fabric in my time by not doing this very thing.  Cutting out and measuring your designs can be one of the most time consuming parts of a project, but it is always worth it to do it right the first time.

8.   Never under estimate the power of pressing with a Dressmakers Ham!  I sew newborn clothes, and there is no other way to iron little necklines and sleeves without stretching your material.  One other thing that I would add to this suggestion is a good iron.  Save up if you have to, but get one.  I'm still saving to get an even more professional iron.

9.  Before beginning a new project on your machine take the time to run a full bobbin of the proper color of thread.  I actually keep a bobbin run of the colors that I use all the time.  Can’t think of too many things more frustrating than having to stop the creative process for something as mundane as bobbin winding!!

10.  If you hate to gather. Try elastic thread in your bobbin.  There are other tricks to gathering, but I think I will save them for another post!

Put some of these hints into practice and your sewing time will be much easier and a lot more fun!  That statement seems a little like "do as I say and not as I do", but I think I will put these up on my bulletin board for my own benefit!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Coupon for Monday, June 28, 2010 thruSunday, July 4, 2010

The coupon at Punkydoo Kids for Monday, 6/28/2010 thru 7/4/2010 is for free shipping!  Enter coupon code: freeship when  checking out! 

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