Tuesday, September 4, 2007

{virtual} baby shower no. 1!

welcome to our first virtual baby shower. we received an incredible response from both expecting mothers {readers} and amazing companies who were thrilled about the option of giving. both have, in part, created what we are about to unveil. it's been very hard to keep all of this hush hush. it's been amazing to read your stories. it's been exciting to focus on the journey that brings life into play. thank you for delivering some joy.

meet amy leonard: mother to Ian. due with boy {#2} december 13, 2007. recently moved to the seattle suburbs from washington dc. we were impressed with her honesty, her courage and her friendliness. congratulations amy! this party is for you. let's get it started:

, all these gifts are yours! each will be sent to the address you submitted by next tuesday.{massive thanks to our guests. thanks for giving!}

1 rockin' baby sling

Made for the modern parent who wants to remain fashionable, functioning and true to their sense of self while nurturing their baby. The sling can be worn in 5 different carrying positions to match baby’s mood and development.

2 julian and company

Mother's Birth Necklace

A precious way to commemorate the birth of your little cherub. Handcrafted sterling silver square pendant measures 9/16" and is inscribed with child's name choice of our signature baby feet or hand prints on the front and all the precious birth information on the back. Hangs on a curb chain.

3 puj baby

Go Sling in the Kate pattern

Whatever the need, PUJ makes parenting easier. With the "Go" sling you're in and out in no time. No straps, no buckles, no zippers and no metal rings. Just throw it over your head and you're good to go. You can even put it on while holding your baby.

4 klt works

finger puppet set with dot hotel

An "out of this world" way to travel with your favorite 2 finger puppets from Planet Dot. These finger puppets are made out of wool felt. Their faces are hand embroidered making each character truly one of a kind.

lou the snail toddler tee {for Ian}

Flights of Fancy" Toddler Tee with your favorite klt:kids characters -silkscreened by Northwest hands! Dress your little one in a super soft, white, 100% cotton onesie or toddler tee made by American Apparel. Each is packaged in a small, clear plastic, pillow box (plastic packaging is optional).

5 sparkability

Bath toy scoop, drain, and storage. Attaches to virtually any bathtub wall. Fingers and toes act as pegs for hanging bath accessories. The removable scoop provides a quick and easy way to pick up bath toys. Drain holes in the scoop allow you to rinse and drain bath toys in bulk. Built-in shelf for bath products.

Boon Bath Goods

A collection of fifteen bath appliqu├ęs, three balls, and two mini-scrubbies—makes bath time a creative and playful experience. These designer toys do not absorb water, reducing mold and mildew. Their contemporary colors and funky forms look great in the modern bath. The mini-scrubbies are designed to fit little hands perfectly.

6 mom agenda

momAgenda Desktop in Azure

The momAgenda Desktop includes all the amazing features that made the momAgenda famous, including the favorite websites section, space for notes on books, movies, fashion, and music, vacation and party planning pages, and more. The momEssentials pamphlet comes with space not just for addresses, but also for adults' and kids' medical information, birthdays, websites and passwords, and more.

7 baby sparewear

fashion fix mix & match mod blue/navy

A super-compact kit with three mix-and-match essentials are ready to go in the diaper bag, dad's glove box or mom's purse. a navy blue long-sleeve and a mod blue short-sleeve tee are great for layering or coordinating individually with the signature heather bottoms. these not-so-basic basics are soft and lightweight and won't weigh down the diaper bag. made in los angeles of baby jersey fabric.

8 nui organics

Kina Collection natural lambskin booties in camel Size 0-3 months.

100% premium natural lambskin uppers and soles with elasticated ankle band for a snug fit. KINA pieces are simple and classic. They are smart and fit well and look great. "Our booties stay on. Really really really well."

9 little lark

brown bike sweatshirt, size 6-12 months.

Be up to date with this handprinted modern design on 100% cotton, American made, perfectly light, retro-cool hoodie. We love supporting this mother owned and operated company. Little Lark brings the modern, hip, fun, and non-gender specific into children's clothing.

10 md moms

baby silk... to go!

Keep baby clean and happy on the go!
This set of perfectly packable diaper bag must-haves comes in a convenient reusable carryall. Travel friendly sizes of Gentle All-Over Clean Hair and Body Wash, Daily Skin Protection Moisturizing Balm, Delicate Skin Comfort Silky Liquid Powder, and Soothing Bottom Relief Diaper Rash Cream easily go anywhere you do.

Babysilk Babysafe SunScreen Towlettes Singles

Babysafe sunscreen towelettes make an outing a walk in the park!
These award-winning soft wipes are saturated with a gentle, sweat-proof, broad spectrum spf 30+ sunscreen.. Each wipe contains enough sunscreen to cover baby from head to toe, with no fuss and no mess. They're a dermatologist and pediatrician approved way to keep baby protected from UV rays at any age, anywhere, any time.

11 lori marie

plush ultrasuede owl

This bright eyed cutie is utterly charming ... cut from super soft ultrasuede and pieced in sherbet hued cotton with a tiny handstiched sparkle in each eye. Made by Lori Marie, a self taught textile artist who is now a self-proclaimed (yet widely supported) maker of pretty things.

12 wee gallery

the Flensted mobile

Turn Wee Gallery flash cards into a cool urban mobile. One clip per card. When baby is older, use the kit to display favorite postcards. Handmade in Denmark.

Flash Cards: the Original collection

Wee Gallery prints come from hand-painted originals that take advantage of the visual strengths of your baby. Whimsical animals made up of black and white repeating shapes entertain and engage your little one, transforming the crib into her own wee gallery!
A boxed set includes a cat, an elephant, a fish, a giraffe, an owl and a snail. Printed on sturdy board, these cards will stand up to baby's explorations. Each 5x7" card beautifully finished with matte lamination and rounded corners.

13 petunia petunia

Jax the gator is really a sweet little guy just giving his friend tweet a ride down the bayou!
His bit is about 10" short! Hand crocheted of 100% pure super soft cotton
by one of the women's co-op's that we work with around the globe.

14 burpbees

These burp cloths are soft, super absorbant and machine washable. These are sure to be mommy and baby's favorite accessory. They are crafted to make a fashion statement while handling everyday baby messes

15 momspit

momspit tag team: one 7oz and one 2oz unscented

This Happy Couple Works Well Together
Momspit no-rinse cleanser is the accessory you need for life's chance meetings with dirt. It's tailor-made to fit your fancy 'cause fresh and clean never go out of style. Use the 2oz in your purse, briefcase, gym bag, diaper bag or car. Put one in a backpack for school, indoor events or outdoor adventures. Try a 7oz in the mudroom, playroom, garage or at the cottage. Available in Fig & Green Tea, Lemon & White Tea and Unscented.

16 ladybugs and lilypads

giraffe travel silkie

Your baby will love the soft and supple fabrics of our colorful Travel Silkies. Perfectly sized for little hands, this machine-washable Travel Silkie will become the security blanket prized by your child for years. This blanket is completely backed AND trimmed in silky satin, giving baby a feeling of security and comfort while on the go. Consider getting two so you can delight baby at home or on the go!

*{grand total value of winnings: $675.50! }

tangled and true baby shower tips:

food: Blueberry & Raspberry Ricotta Almond Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting from the cupcake bakeshop.

invitations: "elephants" eco post cards by ink and wit.

favors: disposable cameras. how to by martha stewart.

gifts: see lovely vendors listed above!

thanks for coming. please join the party next month too. we are always accepting new applications {see sidebar for details} and new participating companies. cheers to world peace.


  1. Congratulations Amy! May your wee son enter the world in peace, happy, healthy and strong!

  2. Congrats Amy! Wow, you made out like a bandit! Good luck on your newest addition.

  3. Yay! Congratulations Amy! Having my sister win is almost as good as winning myself!

  4. Congratulations, Amy! I sure wish T&T had started these before Jasper was born six weeks ago, what a fantastic array of goodies!!!

    Please stop by my blog and enter my first giveaway for a Learning Tower so Ian could win something, too...


    Tell your friends!

  5. Congrats! What a great bit of loot you have coming your way--not to mention boy #2. I hope all is going well! Nice job T&T for the hard work to put this idea together.

  6. Congratulations! Those cupcake sure look good. What a great array of gifts. Some for the baby, some for the big brother, some for you.

  7. wow! Congrats Amy! What a great day for you! i bet you have never had a bay shower with this many guests! :)
    for me, two is better than one! :) its double the fun! or as my son says "double trouble" ;)
    TNT...you guys rock! :) and so do the companies you get involved!

  8. Congratulations Amy. Boys are the best (I have two myself) and Seattle is fabulous. Can't wait to hear how your new Puj "Go" sling works out.

    Happy Pushing!
    -Katie Richardson (designer of the "Go" sling)

  9. Wow - I can't believe how fabulous Tangled and True is! I feel so so lucky. Thankyou.

  10. Congratulations and welcome to the Northwest Amy! It is such a great place to live. Hope your pregancy continues to be happy and healthy. Enjoy your beautiful family.
    Best Wishes!
    Kristin Loffer Theiss (owner/designer of klt:works)

  11. Hooray for Amy! Enjoy all the goods.

  12. Congratulations Amy and Congratulations Tangled and True! This is another outstanding intiative done with style. We appreciate the opportunity to participate. It's a pleasure.

    Best Wishes to All:)

    MomSpit Co-Founders
    Lucie, Shelley and Kim

  13. What an awesome shower. That is better stuff than I ever got at a real shower. I will take a virtual shower anyday, a lot less mess!!

  14. Kelli. Wow. Amy is a friend of mine from childhood and I just read about her virtual baby shower. Imagine my surprise. How are you? How is Park City? Cute blog.

  15. I am very pleased with the thought and don’t feel like adding anything in it. It’s a perfect answer.

    Baby Shower Invitations

  16. I just love your efforts. These all brands are so popular and famous for kids style and fashion. You missed another brand Lfoh that offers 100% organic merino wool clothes for children.


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