Tuesday, June 8, 2010
I haven't posted in so long, life has been NUTS as well as blankets just pouring in - most of them duplicate orders that have been posted before so I haven't had any originals in awhile. THIS, however, will NEVER be duplicated and is a project close to my heart! I have been a HUGE fan of Crib Rock Tee Shirts. I have always tried to buy them as gifts because they are so unique and they are keepsakes! I kept all my kids Crib Rock Tee's to put in a keepsake clothing quilt later on in life. I was so blessed to be "found" by Tracy of HollywoodMomBlog.com (and designer of Crib Rock Clothing) and she ordered a custom "keepsake" crazy patch quilt of all her shirts! JACKPOT! My dream project! Two of my favorite things! (her clothes and designing rock star blankets!) Tracy was so kind to send enough shirts to make myself a Crib Rock blanket so I cannot wait to get started on it (although my daughter has already claimed it for herself!) I can only HOPE that Tracy appreciates this design because she is such a fab designer herself. I just let my heart run with it and tried to make it accent the shirts. I think it turned out great! I hope she does too! While cutting the shirt patches, I decided to unstitch and "upcycle" her Crib Rock tag next to my Z&V blankee tag for an extra touch. Please check out my FACEBOOK page at Zudi & Vi to see ALL the pictures!! Have some clothes you want to make a keepsake quilt out of? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss! Follow Tracy on twitter @HollywoodMom and check out her blog at www.hollywoodmomblog.com!
THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO DO THIS, TRACY!! All the best!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Hello again! I have missed blogging so much, but I have been so busy I haven't had time to post some new creations! I'm working on some exciting things that I cannot wait to share with you! One item is this great napper blanket, sized 30x36, priced at $65.00 this is sure to be a fave with any girly girl! email email@example.com to order!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Do you have some graphic art you want turned into a special gift? We can try to accomodate you! This "Martigan" napper blankee was designed around Martigan's Dad grahic art design (as shown). We can't take any of the credit for this design but wanted to showcase all the different possibilities there are for Z&V blankets! The simple silver minky on an all black front makes the name stand out and EVERYBODY is sure to take notice of such a unique name! The back is all lightweight skull & crossbone black & white striped seersucker, the perfect blanket weight for spring & summer! Email us today with ideas! We will try to make your vision come to life! firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Kid's Closet Connection is a twice yearly sale that brings area families together to sell their children's outgrown, gently used clothing, toys, equipment, and much more, and in turn, to purchase nearly new items in great condition at a fraction of the retail price.
Click on the button to the left for more information about this great sale!!
Click on the button to the left for more information about this great sale!!
Monday, March 22, 2010
Almost one for every day of the week! Let them drool in style all over these instead of getting their cute clothes all wet! These bibs are not your normal "I Heart Grandma" bibs...these are for SERIOUS fashionista only!!
We are holding a giveaway as well! We are giving away two of these bibs to one person drawn by random.org. Here are the different ways to enter. Leave a comment letting us know which two bibs you drool over. If you do any of the following, that will gain you more entries. Be sure and let us know in the comments what all you do so we can add in more entries for you! Follow us on twitter (zudiandvi), retweet this contest, become a fan on Facebook (Zudi & Vi Kids), and lastly follow this blog. Please leave your contact email so we can contact you. If you have a little hipster instead of a fashionista, we will design some cool boy bibs for you! Giveaway ends Wednesday, March 24th at 8 pm cst. THANKS, and Good Luck!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
What better blanket for a March baby than "In Like a Lion"?! This yummy chocolate blanket is accented by a lemon yellow and orange lion. I have a March baby and I know quite a few others with March babies and I have to say, In Like a Lion doesn't really represent them..the are all too laid back! However, any little boy will sometime in their life act like an animal, right? ;) This lion applique blanket is another addition to our Zoo collection (see our Giraffe & Monkey blankets in older posts)! email email@example.com to order! Happy March!
Friday, March 19, 2010
I recently found this awesome boutique and they are having some AWESOME giveaways!! I have to admit I have a small addiction to unique clothing for kids, especially for boys! Check out www.lilyslaundryboutique.blogspot.com for her recent giveaway, an awesome dress from Baby Nay Et Al's line "Big Citizen" (as well as a bunch of other cool stuff!)
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
I'm not normally a huge fan of soft colors, I like them bold, bright and funky! However, I know that not everybody shares that same taste! I got an order from a great couple who just wanted something super girly, so I decided to go with some softer hues. I ended up just loving it and it is one of my favorite blankets we have made! Of course, I HAD to throw in some animal print to spice it up! Hope Miss Julia loves it!! Napper blankets,sized 30x36 are $65.00.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Here is our first official "GrandFATHER" blanket. One of our best customers ordered one for her Mother and her Dad decided he wanted one too! She surprised him for his birthday. I think her vision of what she wanted designed came out very well. I love the colors! Grandparent blankets are approximately 42x61 and are 175.00. Check out our "Grandmother" blankets in earlier blog posts. Order now for Mother & Father's Day! It is surely one gift they will love, do not have and will enjoy daily!
Friday, March 12, 2010
I remember when a cupcake was just a cupcake but nowadays, it seems like all I hear about is yummy, gourmet cupcakes! Here is one that is good too look at, but calorie free! This napper blanket is an all minky applique blanket and is $65.00. Sized at 30x36, it is perfect for a new baby gift, but also big enough to keep your toddler cozy at nap time!! As always, can be done in a huge range of colors and prints!
Sunday, March 7, 2010
This is a blanket we have replicated many times in different sizes and colors but I have to admit I'm partial to Orange living in Cowboy Country, Oklahoma! This makes a wonderful gift for that family that makes going to football games a family event! Of course their kiddo has to have a blanket to show their support! This could possibly be modified for a soccer jersey, basketball uniform or baseball shirt! Adding their last name and year they were or will be born makes it a great keepsake! This is napper size blanket starts at $65.00.
Friday, March 5, 2010
After this was designed and made I laughed because it totally reminded me of a giraffe peering through a window! You could even cover it up and play peek-a-boo with the baby! I adore these bright bold colors for boys (and girls)! The textures of the giraffe applique will definitely keep your kiddo's hands busy! All hand made made, one of a kind each time, this Zudi & Vi 30x36 blanket is $65.00! See our other zoo collections by looking through older blog posts! Have blessed weekend!
Monday, March 1, 2010
I LOVE being a BoyMom - although I'm blessed to be a GirlMom too, there is just something about that Mother/Son bond! Although this design was meant for a Mom of three boys, I think even if you have one of each, you are entitled to the "Title"! This pillow case is made entirely of minky (your color choice) was the sham border a minky crown print, perfect for the queen of the house! Pillow is travel size, approx 20x11, cost is $27.00, including the pillow. Perfect gift for Mother's Day!
Friday, February 26, 2010
One nice thing about Z&V blankees is even if you choose a design we have already made, it is NEVER going to turn out exactly like another one - so you are truly getting or giving a one of a kind gift (especially if you add a name!) This is the first butterfly we have made and when I look at it, it just makes me think of a child's growing process. We wrap them in a cocoon at birth and slowly peel away layers letting them be their own person, watching as they flourish into a unique, colorful, and one of a kind person. This biggie blanket is sized approx 40x44 and is $100.00 including personalization and free shipping.
Monday, February 22, 2010
What a simple but classic gift for twins! Our "Candy Coated" blankees match without matching! Any color combination is available and the personalization makes sure that each baby has something that he never has to share!! Travel security blankees are $32.00 and include an initial or name!
Friday, February 19, 2010
COUPONS WITH STYLE! I have found THE COOLEST coupon organizer if you are a frugalista (which really even though I always thought cutting coupons was a pain, I actually find I enjoy doing it because this organizer makes it so easy!) In addition, I'm a fabric snob, and these are the coolest fabric designs ever! Please ...make this like a "follow Friday" and go on over to Coupons With Style Facebook Fan Page and become a fan. You can also visit twitter and find them at @couponwithstyle. You can visit the website at www.couponswithstyle.com to check out what it is all about! YOU WON'T BE SORRY! You can cut your grocery bill in half, leaving you more money to do more of the fun little things in life!
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Many of my customers ask "What is a travel blankee, or a car seat blankee?" Well - here is a prime example and picture is worth 1000 words! They are little blankees that are just the right size for infant car seats. Then, we they are older, they are usually attached to them, so they are just the right size for little hands to drag around! Starting at $32.00 for a silky back and $40.00 for a minky back, with a name included, it is sure to be the hit of the shower!!! These GORGEOUS babies not included!
Monday, February 15, 2010
A little late Valentine's Day design for your sweetie! This should be a big hit with Mom's! This great heart & banner design can be personalized with any name but I especially like "Mom" for the boys and "Dad" for the girls! email firstname.lastname@example.org to order!!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
A few posts back I mentioned I was working with some great "Royalty" fabric. Here it is! This fabric is TO DIE FOR and will mix great with any color you can think of! I can also get it in pale pink & black and pale blue & black. I also love it mixed in with zebra print and black & white polka dot minky fabric. Order now to get it while it is fresh and new!!
I gave a sneak peek of our "Ean" Modern Zoo crib bedding last week and I got the chance to take a few pics of it in the nursery! I just love this mod zoo print! You can mix and match so many things with it as well as adding the coordinating accessories from Babies R Us "Joshua" crib bedding to match it! I don't think I need to add anything else! The darling nursery speaks for itself!
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Want a travel security blanket, approx 22x22 (personalized)?! Here is how to enter, comment on this post, join our Facebook Fan Page, follow us on twitter, and tweet this contest to your followers! Mention in your post what all you did and that will earn you multiple entries depending on what you do! We will hold a random draw on Valentine's Day at noon and announce the winner! GOOD LUCK!! (The picture shown is just an example, we can work with you to determine colors and styles for a boy or a girl!)
Monday, February 8, 2010
How cool is this name? It looks so great in the type-set block letters as well! I know you have seen quite a few designs with this particular minky print fabric (and I have more coming) but I think this HAS to be my fave! Simple, yet hip! Perfect for a baby, but not babyish enough that he can't carry it when he is older! Blue & Brown is so popular right now, but this fabric strays away from the standard disco dot theme you see so much! We can get this print in pink as well!!
Saturday, February 6, 2010
I had a rare experience last night at a little girl's birthday party where I actually got to see lots of sweet babies using Z&V products! (I was too busy chatting with everybody to take any pictures and I'm so upset!) Regardless, it made me realize how awesome my customers are and how blessed I am that you all keep coming back for more products! I know there are HUNDREDS of designer blankets, bibs & burps that you could choose from, so it makes it extra special for me that you choose Z&V. It gave me a boost to get in gear and try to get some new funky designs going. So, after finishing up some Grandmother blankets, I'm excited to start working with some fab new minky print, good for a boy or a girl! I have a feeling it will probably skyrocket up to the most requested fabric I have. I cannot WAIT to share it with you! The title of this blog will give you a hint. Have a blessed weekend!! Thank you again for always being such loyal customers!
Friday, February 5, 2010
As most of my long standing customers know, my son, Brodie, was a final four contender for NBC's Today Show Kid Reporter in October and November. His dream is to become a sports announcer, more pointedly, the "Voice of the Oklahoma State University Cowboys" He does a weekly sports report for his school, which he calls "Westwood Sportscenter" and has done some special guest things with Oklahoma State University Athletics. He has introduced T. Boone Pickens at his Town Hall Meeting in front of 5000 people, but if you talk to him face to face, you would never think this booming voice would come out of him when he gets pumped up in front of a crowd! He got very pumped for this particular report because he has been off a few weeks and one of his mentors, Dave Huniker was in the crowd! Thought I would share with you and hopefully give you a laugh! (although he is quite serious about his sports reporting!) You can check him out here http://tiny.cc/KRAe2 and also all his other Today Show stuff on YouTube under the user UrbanKowboy. Have a fun Superbowl Weekend!
I adore giveaways! They are fun, you connect with people and well, who doesn't like free stuff? I hold random giveaways from time to time for big blankets, burpees, bib's, Mimi Blankets, and this time it is for a security size Travel Blankee (approx 22x22) - PERSONALIZED!!! Head on over to our Facebook Fan page (link to the left) and become a fan. Once we hit 300 fans, the random draw giveaway will begin! I will be holding one on Twitter soon as well! Have a blessed weekend!
I don't know what little girl wouldn't love this beautiful all minky animal print "Napper" personalized blanket (30x36). It has it all! If you have more of a classic taste, the colors aren't too wild, accented with mint green and baby pink, but if you like your sweetie's accessories to stand out a little more, the huge square of animal print will surely do it! The feel of this leopard minky is just phenomenal! This blanket can also be changed up with more bold girl colors, or with beautiful baby blue minky for your favorite little tiger! Priced at $65.00 (including the name), it is an investment in an heirloom baby gift! email email@example.com for ordering details!
Thursday, February 4, 2010
This whimsical crib quilt was made for a very special baby who will be here soon! He is the first boy in a family of girls, so Mom wanted as much blue as possible! What better color to accent it than brown and lime green? This Alexander Henry 2D Zoo fabric can be accented with a variety of things! In this particular design we added in the Dandy Damask in green and brown, blue & brown giraffe print minky and Amy Butler polka dot fabric. Adding in chocolate brown & baby blue minky brings all the colors together! The weather is nasty around here, so I can't get a great picture inside, so the picture doesn't do the colors justice! We've made a coordinating crib skirt to go with this crazy patch quilt. Once it is in the room, we will post a full crib picture! After Mommy picked this print, Babies R Us ended up putting out a bedding set "Joshua" with the same zoo print, so you can add all the extra goodies to match if you like! (However, your crazy patch will be one of a kind!) We can never make one the exact same! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for ordering details!
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
I ADORE Mommy jewelry and Tiny Tags are TDF!!! Check out their site and this awesome giveaway at childmode.com They also have a 20% off coupon - perfect for upcoming Mothers day!! Childmode.com and Tiny Tags both hae Facebook Fanpages - you can link to all of them via the giveaway! SPREAD THE WORD!
Forgive my posting - my Linky love isn't hooking up - check out the tinyurl to take you there!
Forgive my posting - my Linky love isn't hooking up - check out the tinyurl to take you there!
Finally, some boy designs! Seems like forever since I've had the chance to make any little boy blankets and they are SO MUCH FUN to make! You can go a little more crazy and out of the box with colors and designs when it comes to little dudes! Although these patterns are standard (robots, cars), the fabric these are on ARE NOT! Our "Robotman" Travel Silky (size 22x22) is made of super soft flannel with a retro robot print that takes you back to the 60's! Adding a silver name on the red minky makes it super eye catching! Our "Big Race" Napper Blanket (30x36) blanket has to be one of my favorites! The monza racing cars print is straight out of the 70's! It is perfect for any baby who is crusing around town with Dad!
Monday, February 1, 2010
This is a custom order for Owen's first birthday. (We hope he loves it!) The monkey face minky applique is sure to be a point of interest for every child and this blanket would be just as cute with the center sqaure as pink, blue, orange or any other color! As always, adding a name just makes it that much more special!! Fashion burpees seem to be all the rage right now! This super-hip burpee is for the modern Mommy & baby, made up of a funky dotted print minky with a coordinating cotton print. Adding an initial makes sure no other Mommie's (or Daddy's) will swipe it at playgroup! ;)
Sunday, January 31, 2010
I HEART this heart travel blankee, burp & bib set! Made up completely of minky dot, the apple green mixes well with the leopard print and hot pink, and the touch of black just makes it stand out a little more than all those other blankee's do! Blankee's are priced starting at Silky backs are $32.00, minky backs are $40.00. The burpie is $10, bibs are $12.00. Any color combo can be made up with this simple, yet unique design! Check our our webpage at zudiandvi.com and become a Facebook fan too! We are currently offering a free travel blankee giveaway after we hit 300 fans! Tell all your friends!
Saturday, January 30, 2010
I will have to be honest. When my wonderful repeat customer picked this fabric, I WAS NOT crazy about it. I thought it would be bland, plain and besides my obligatory animal print, I was not happy about it. I told her I would do my best to make it beautiful though! Come to find out, it is IN MY TOP 5 favorite blankets of all times! The colors are vibrant and the crazy patchwork makes it one of a kind, as always with a Zudi & Vi Blankee! This is a 30x36 "Napper" blanket and is backed in beautiful chocolate brown minky. Thank you, Adrianne, for pushing me to do something out of my realm. I LOVE IT! (Hope Miss Evyn loves it too!) Email me to order, cost of blanket is $65.00, $7.00 to add a name.
Friday, January 29, 2010
As noted in a our "Mimi Blanket" post below, we LOVE our Mimi's, Nana's, Gigi's, Foo Foo's, etc! So, what better to celebrate the love of a Grandparent than our "I heart" burpie set? This set can be made up of ANY MINKY colors in stock, suitable for a boy or a girl! These are generously sized 11x18 and would make a perfect grandmother's gift at the baby shower! The set is $25 and the other coordinating burpie can have your sweetie's initial appliqued on. Email me at email@example.com to order!
Thursday, January 28, 2010
BED SKIRTS AND DECORATIVE CRIB BLANKETS!!
A special customer asked us to design a crib skirt and decorative crib blanket for her darling granddaugther's room for each grand kiddo! She told us to do whatever we pleased as long as it was girly, unique, pink, olive green & black. Although I love the blanket with the crown and tutu applique, we TOTALLY HEART the winged heart custom crib skirtwith the last name initial monogram in the middle. This is an all minky skirt that is extra long so when the bed is up high for the infant position, the bed skirt still reaches the floor. The possibilities are virtually endless. Send us an idea and we will get you a quote!! Happy Crib Bedding Hunting! It's a jungle of possibilities out there!!
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
We ADORE doing minky applique blankets around here! The possibilities are just endless! Birdies are all the rage right now, and this blanket is sure to be an eye catcher as your sweetie clutches it while strolling in style! 30x35 size is $65.00, adding a name is $7.00. If you are a first time customer, mention "first time" in your order email for a free name applique. Enter our website at www.zudandvi.com to see tons of other designs!
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
This is a classic blanket to please any little princess, as well as her Mommy! This super luxe blanket is made up of a gorgeous black, cream and deep hot pink print, mixed with zebra, black and silver minky. Let your sweetie be the most stylish kiddo in preschool with this cuddly blankee. This will take her all the way from toddlerhood all the way to cuddling up during those first phone calls with boys! ;)
Monday, January 25, 2010
Zudi & Vi has a new specialty! "Mimi Blankets", or Grandparent blankets. How many of you purchase Mommy or Grandmother jewelry for your Mom's or Mothers in law as gifts on special occasions? These blankets are the same idea! They are divine large minky blankets for every grandparent or Mommy (or Dad for that matter if we change the design) with their grandchildren's names on them! Get them for Mother's Day now!! Prices are $175.00 for a 43x58 all minky blanket with three names. Each additional name is $5.00. All names, designs are custom appliqued and made TO LAST!! Color and design choices are almost endless! This is just one example! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!! VISIT US AT WWW.ZUDIANDVI.COM
Monday, January 11, 2010
I have to start my first blog of the 2010 with an apology. I may have potentially missed numerous emails since December 31st, 2009 because my email server did not do what the promised me they would do! If you have emailed me within that time frame, please email me again @ my new (and working!) addy. It is email@example.com. I have not been able to receive any emails via firstname.lastname@example.org
We have lots of new fabrics and ideas ready for you to enjoy and hopefully we can share them soon - just as soon as this mess gets worked out! Please email me about our new "Mimi/Grandchildren" blankets. They are TO DIE FOR!
Thanks for your patience and happy new year!!