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Washi Tape your Easter

You know how I feel about Washi Tape, and so you can imagine my excitement when one of our most recent Jamtin Listers sells rolls and rolls of the stuff, both online and locally at the Wonder Market (Durban). Washi Tape Heaven.

Eye Candi is a home based business that started with a love for pretty things.  Amanda ordered herself some Washi Tape online and soon people asked where I got it from and I saw the need for a supplier in Durban.

Amanda has  tried to make things as simple as possible with an online ordering system at www.eyecandipop.co.za (where you can also see her delicious range of washi tape…)

Orders can be collected from me in Durban North or can be couriered or posted at an extra cost.

Easter ideas

Sales Success: Taking good product photographs

I’m a firm believer that the quality of your product photos will have a really big, yes, let’s call it… massive impact on your online sales, and let’s face it, that is what we are striving for. It’s really a no-brainer. Anyone buying online cannot touch, pick up and turn around, or feel the product (you get where I’m going with this) and so the photographs IS largely what sells your products.

A good photo SELLS and makes you stand out… end of story, and we can all live happily ever after.

The guys from ETSY, although not Jamtin ;) probably know what they are talking about… here’s a great video giving some fantastic, practical tips for beginners – no fancy pants camera needed, just your average digital camera, and most of us have these on our phones, so no excuses!

I’d love to hear any further photography hints and tips – please share in the comments below.

Yours in handmade xxx

Belly Bops – Monthly Milestone Stickers for Babies

Where does the time go? The cliche is just so true and the first year of your child’s life does fly by in a heartbeat.

Belly Bops are a fun and fresh new way to capture the beautiful milestones along the way. A cute way to keep track of how your little one grows and changes from month to month.

Each month you pop the relevant, reusable sticker onto what your baby is wearing to capture the moment in time. Before you know it, you will have 12 photos to  forever hold on to those special memories.

Visit Belly Bop’s profile to view their sticker ranges for Boys, Girls and their Unisex range – the perfect baby shower gifts!

A mother’s love is difficult to explain, and it really can start from the very moment you first find out that you are pregnant.  Each month you start feeling new things – the first kick, the first hiccup; those tiny precious movements inside of you. Your body changes so dramatically over the 9 months and so often we don’t remember to ‘document’ the work that is being done!

Capture that growing little miracle by using our Belly Bops range of maternity stickers. Simply pop one on your belly each month to photograph as a reminder to yourself of this special journey.

 

 

For more information, or to place your order please contact Belly Bops on

Email: jude@colourgiggles.co.za

Cell: 072 859 0412

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bellybops

 

Father’s Day Gifts

It’s Father’s Day on the 17th June – a whole 10 days away (For me that’s forward planning like never before!) . The Daddy in our family really needs some spoiling this year, he’s just such an awesome Dad. I know what I’m like though and don’t want to spend the Saturday before racing around the shops getting something that doesn’t mean anything to him, hence my having a look at Jamtin and the web for some ideas that I think would be great.

This idea wouldn’t work for us, cause our little girl monkey wouldn’t look good in a tie (neither would the dad wear one) but I do know so many Dad’s that would love these Personalized Baby and Dad White T-shirt and Vest from Say It Creative

 

And if cute baby grows aren’t quite what you’re looking for, how about some Manly Body Thrills (body and bath products). The uber cool Body Thrills has an awesome range for men, ranging from shower gels, to after shave balms, muscle soak, among others, and all in ridiculously awesome flavours (and while you’re at it, no one will notice if you throw in one of their lip balms for yourself…. perhaps their cupcake frosting flavour will tempt you, or chocolate pudding lips.. and if you’re not looking for something sweet – I’m sure you wouldn’t go wrong with the citrus explosion flavour)

 

 

 

Another great gift for Dad could be some personalized photo magnets from La Cüsh. Simply email through 5 of your best photos of the kiddies with Dad, and they get converted into magnets – perfect for the fridge… I reckon this would be a great Granddaddy gift…

Ok, and now I’m holding thumbs that our Dad isn’t reading this blog post (just this once) and finds out what he might be getting! You see, the thing is, our Dad does a MEAN T-Rex impersonation… I mean the real deal, like many people used to think his name was ‘Rex’ cause that’s what everyone called him… so, when I came across these knitted beanies from Hello Nunu, I couldn’t resist – one for him and one in pink for our little monkey and together they can T-Rex around and take over the world…

So many gorgeous designs for babies and kiddies from Hello Nuno and most accommodating for custom orders as well :)

Let me know if you have any other handmade gift suggestions for the special Dad’s in your families…

Lister Love: Little Mud Hut

The Little Mud Hut oozes with talent and creativity and just plain and simply beautifulness… I have so many of their goodies scattered around my home, from my very own personalized fridge magnets, pegs on my desk as well as in my ‘gift drawer’, bunting in my baby’s room and a heap more  scattered around…

Here’s some of what they create…

Fridge Magnets

A beautiful range of pegs with different words, different designs, different colours… (pegs are perfect for pegging post together, a book mark, wrapping a present in a paper bag)

Gift tags and wrapping

Bunting, beautiful bunting

And lastly, if you’re getting married and looking for gorgeous favours for your gits for for that extra special touch for your decor, who gorgeous are these….

The Little Mud Hut – perfect for so many occasions, from stocking fillers, to the decor at your wedding and everything in between.

You can email Venessa here

Lister Love: Skaapie

“Skaapie is a small friendly creative company that makes pure wool homemade felt products using local and natural materials. Our specially handcrafted felt toys are made in Cape Town, South Africa by talented people who love bringing wool to life.”

That’s the ‘official’ introduction that Skaapie uses on their Jamtin Listing… I think they could also add something along the lines of : “Bringing joy and cuddles to both  children and adults with their deliciously beautiful range of felt toys and decor that are made with love, by wonderfully creative people, for wonderfully clever people who know the beauty of a handmade goodie”.

Take a look at some of their range and tell me you’d be crazy not to add at least one of these to your Christmas wish list…

(View details here)

Love these monkeys (handfelted with 100% merino wool of course)

(More details here)

And what about this felt bunting

More bunting and mobiles here

And…how about these stunning cushions

I could go on for quite a while longer, but why not pop over to Skaapie’s listing on Jamtin where you can see the variety of products they have on offer, as well as their contact details for placing your order ;)

 

Lister Love: Whimsical Cupcakes

It’s Friday… and I’ve always firmly believed that calories don’t exist on a Friday… a perfect reason to choose Whimsical Cupcakes as the Jamtin Lister of choice for today!

I’m sure you’ll agree with me that there is just an  insane amount of  talent that goes into these cakes and cupcakes… I’ll post a few pics of some of my favourite ones, but do pop over to Whimsical Cupcakes website, and even better… if you’re in Cape Town I’d suggest putting in your order at the very soonest opportunity you can find…

Thought this was a good photo to end of with…. just cause how could you not love Whimsical Cupcakes cakes… I hope I’ve enticed you enough to pop over to their website, you can also find them on Facebook or email Natalie at info @ whimsicalcupcakes.com

Lister Love – YUMMI

Maybe it’s because I’m a new(ish) mom, or because I love handmade,  or probably mostly because their products are just so beautiful, that I’ve fallen in love with Yummi. Not only are their products stunning, but the story behind Yummi is also one that is inspiring! Sam, a mom to 3 years had the courage to leave the corporate world behind her to focus on starting her own business – not only to allow herself more time with her kids, but in the process, she also uses her business to uplift members of their community. So there – how could you not love Yummi – on so many levels.

Here are some of their products that are my favourite…

Crocheted Baby blanket

Stunning Baby Bunting

An entire linen range – this picture from their “Surf’s Up” range.

And as for how cute their mobiles are…

How cute are these crazy monster toys..

As well as these crochet rattle balls

All these, and a bunch more gorgeous products are available at www.yummi.co.za

Pop over to www.jamtin.co.za to view a selection of more stunning handmade South African wares, or to become a lister yourself