Where have I been?

Where oh where have I been? You may have been wondering that. Let's see, school let out, the kids are home for the summer and I decided to take a break for 2 weeks. Sort of. Well I did for the most part. I mean orders still came in that I had to fill and ship, but for the most part I did my best (the best any business owner can do) and stayed mostly out of the office (studio) and played with the kids. Some necessary fun is always good for you. So after 2 weeks at the beach, on our favorite island, on the boat and in the pool, I am back with tons of ideas, a re-charge of motivation and a tan I am hoping won't age me too much.

Up today is a new line of fabulous cozy and gorgeous Textured Quilts. Modeling my favorite one, is Alexa, the adorably cute daughter of my best customer and biggest fan Alessandra. I know the baby is just edible, but no, she is not for sale. If she was well, let's just say I would take her (remember I have boys)! However, the blanket is and you can find it right here! These blankets are full of texture, something babies crave and actually need to develop their senses. These Textured Quilts come in a few different sizes from mini lovey sizes to full crib quilts and nap blankets. All are of course handmade and double washed for softness and to give it that textured frayed quality. Look for many new styles to come in the next few weeks.

These Textured Quilts make a fabulous baby shower gift or gift for yourself. They are great to take on road trips, cozy to take on your next flight and are just as wonderful placed on the floor for tummy time!

As always I love to hear your comments so if you have something to say, please do!

See you tomorrow & Happy Summer!
Kristen :)


Thomas the Tank Engine trains recall

Toymaker announces recall of Thomas the Tank Engine trains due to lead fears

Associated Press
Published: Wednesday, June 13, 2007
WASHINGTON — A massive toy recall could have millions of parents taking their children’s favorite toys away.
On Wednesday, RC2 Corp. recalled about 1.5 million Thomas the Tank Engine wooden railway toys in Canada and the United States, due to concerns that the paint used on them may contain lead.
Thomas the Tank Engine is a wildly popular toy among young children, especially boys.
The toy recall includes wooden vehicles, buildings and other train set parts imported and distributed by RC2 Corp.
The toys in question were sold from January 2005 through June 2007.
Toys marked with the letters WJ or AZ are not included in the recall.
Patty Davis with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says lead can be toxic if ingested by children.


Crayon Rollup in Babytv.com

It may have been quiet over here, but it has not been quiet over at the A.B. Baby Boutique! The "My Little Crayon Roll-up" is in the spotlight once again, this time at Babytv.com as the Editor's Pick. What a fantastic review, you just have to read it!

Babytv.com is the latest website venture of BabyUniverse, Inc. (NASDAQ:POSH), the leading content, commerce, and new media company in the pregnancy, baby, and toddler marketplace.

BabyTV.com is also the very first Internet-based television network for moms. BabyTV.com has frequently partnered with major media companies like Oxygen and Alpha Mom. I highly recommend checking it out. It is a fantastic resource for moms and families!

In case you missed the link above, here it is again. Go read the fabulous review by Cheryl mom of two twins age 5. Her account of our Crayon Roll-up is superb and thus our Crayon Roll-Ups are flying off the shelves!

Thank you Cheryl and everyone at Babytv.com!