22 May 2012

Sponsor Love: Lil' Misfits

Meet Nicole, one of my fabulous May sponsors and the owner of Lil' Misfits, an amazing handmade blanket shop! Enjoy her post below and don't forget to check out the special promo code at the bottom especially for JFTB readers!! =)
Here at Lil’ Misfits, we create each reversible blanket using the best fabrics on the market. Working with top fabric designers we bring together the current fabric trends in 100% cotton fronts, using vibrant colors and playful bold patterns that capture the fun, and playful nature that only childhood can bring. Each blanket is backed with a plush, and luxurious minky poly fabric, that simulates the touch and feel of fur; guaranteed to keep your little one nice and cozy. Trimmed out with a 2” satin ribbon, these blankets will quickly become your little ones go to blanket for their bedtime routines.

Unlike many other blanks on the market Lil’ Misfits blankets are made to order. Putting the final product design in your hands. You choose the patterned front, the color for the minky fabric backing and the coordinating color ribbon trim you want. Each blanket is yours and yours alone, to match your lifestyle, and your little ones personality. If you have a specific pattern in mind that you do not see in our line, simply choose the “custom order” route and tell us your desires. Looking for a baby blanket for a new father that is an avid fly fisher, or a new mother that loves roller derby! We will search the market and find several pattern options for you to choose from so that you can get a blanket totally customized!

Getting my start in the fashion industry working for buying houses, and designing display windows, I decided to Segway into event/floral design. I founded Delamata Designs 10 years ago and loved working with my clients to bring their dream event to reality. Two years ago when my son Kase was born, I had every intention in returning to my very busy work schedule and life. The thought of being a stay at home mother had never been in my vocabulary. Then when he was 3 months old and I was “supposed” to get back into the hustle of things, something had changed, I had changed. I could not imagine not experiencing his day to day changes, so I decided to see what I could do from home, and at a more realistic pace for my new role and mommy.

With Kase in tow we set out to do some research in our local kids stores, and in searching online. I found that I was not the kind of mom that wanted the “traditional” items for Kase. I liked the quirky patterns, and non-baby prints. So I decided to try my hand and finding unique and fun patterns to make blankets. I found an amazing textile designer in California, choose my first patterns to put together my initial collection, and made a prototype. After several attempts to get the right materials together, I took it to several kids stores here in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Manhattan and was shocked at how excited the store owners were. They ALL wanted to carry my line! Needless to say I was tickled pink, at the overall positive response and well here I am opening my first online store. Between keeping up with my very active little boy and sewing to keep up with demand it has been an amazing ride, one that I hope continues to chug along.

I would love to offer a 20% discount to any and all new mommies! 


© jenni from the blog, All Rights Reserved.

Designed by A Grande Life