Saturday, April 30, 2011

This weekend: FREE SHIPPING on Abe's Market!

Our favorite virtual eco store, Abe's Market, is offering FREE SHIPPING this weekend. Why, you ask? Well, few reasons:
- Tax Day is behind us
- William and Kate got married
- It's just about Mother's Day
So, go for it, and have fun. Some of our favorites are Essence of Vali and Moraz.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Take Your Kids To Work Day!

Today is Take Your Child to Work day here in the US, so we took our little ones to New York City on a few sales calls. It was a grand adventure for everyone, because we took a train to get to the City. Oh, my.

Needless to say, not much got done, but it was a good time for all involved. And here we are on our way back home.

Sunday, April 24, 2011


To all our friends that celebrate today, we wish you a Happy and Joyous Easter.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Happy Passover!

To all our friends who are celebrating this week, Happy Passover.

Monday, April 18, 2011

How to: make your own lavender sachets

Browsing through our blog posts, I realized we haven't given you a peak into our studio lately. Actually, it looks like it has been more than a year since the last "This is how we do it" post. So, we are certainly overdue. This week, it is going to be one of my favorites: lavender sachets.

I must confess: I like all things lavender. There can never be too much of it, as far as I am concerned. Every Woolly Boo product has one tucked in. I keep bags of it all over the house, have a little container in every cabinet, sachet in every drawer and on every closet shelf, and even hanging from almost every hanger in each closet. Not to mention that our bedroom wall color is, yes you guessed it, lavender.

Naturally, I got bored very early on paying obscene amounts of money for the lavender in certain stores, and simply went "handmade". I found a reliable, organic grower in Pennsylvania (the closer, the better) and the rest is history.

 What you see above are your basic ingredients: fabric and lavender flowers. I use muslin for the sachets, because I like it's low thread count and it's lightness. This means that flowers are free to move around when the sachets is moved, and more fragrance is emitted. If you prefer a different fabric, by all means, use it. There are no rules.
There also no rules for the shape of the sachet, either. I prefer rectangle, because it reminds me of a little, comfortable pillow, but it can truly be anything you want. When I cut the fabric, I sew it on 3 sides. Then, I turn it right side up, fill with approximately 0.5 oz of lavender (I keep a kitchen scale handy near by, in case I am not certain).
When that is done, I sew the fourth side, and voila, you are done. You see, not much to it, but a great reward. These will really liven up your closets and make them smell wonderful. One great place to put them is inside your pillow. Also, they make an amazing hostess gift. Go ahead, give it a try.
One of the toddlers helping with the lavender sachets.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Spring Break!

Our offices will be closed through Monday, April 25, for spring break. We will respond you all your inquiries at that time. Have a great week!

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Baby Planner

In celebration of Josie Brown's latest novel, THE BABY PLANNER, baby planners all over the country throwing the ultimate parents parties! And Woolly Boo is a part of it.

This is one of those phone calls that you are very happy that you took. Even though you didn't mean to. Because you are really busy. So, you screen calls. And never answer the number that you don't know. And then, one slips though.

Needless to say, the entire Woolly Boo team is very excited to be part of this celebration. Please check out the list of local parties, and register for the one near you. Trust me, there are some amazing gift bags and even better raffle prizes being given out, and they include our products. Also, you will get a chance to hear Josie read from the latest novel, a chance to meet her, and an opportunity to buy an autographed copy of her book. How cool is that.

Earlier today, I had a opportunity to meet her at the NYC event organized at Metrominis, on Upper East Side. She was so gracious and lovely, it was such a pleasure speaking to her in person. Also there were the amazing owners of Metrominis, Joanna and Bianca. And, last, but certainly not least, NYC baby planner Ingrid Pruher with her 6 weeks old son. Talking about supermoms!

Monday, April 11, 2011

NJ Baby & Toddler Expo

This Sunday we had a pleasure of participating in Baby & Toddler Expo organized by New Jersey Moms Guide, the official go to guide for moms and moms to be living in New Jersey. The Moms Guide offers a variety of informative monthly workshops and events along with giveaways, tips, discounts and up to date information on local businesses in the area. So, when they asked us to participate in the Expo, we knew we would be in good hands.

And because the hours of the Expo were geared towards moms with small kids that need to nap [big smile], we took ours along for the ride. Must be said, the little ones are definitely entrepreneurs in making. They were extremely helpful during set up and break down, and were amazing throughout the show. One of them was actually running around with the postcards and handing them to each person they met. So adorable! Who can refuse that?!

For more photos from NJ Moms Guide Baby & Toddler Expo, check out our album in the right column, or click here.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Look who it is!?

Look down, yes, down, all the way down, then little to the right. Stop right there. Recognize that beautiful lady in the red turtleneck? That is our founder, Selma Avdicevic in the latest issue of the Inc. Magazine. The article is about, a marketplace for handmade items, and it's founder, 30-year-old Rob Kalin.

The article is still not available online, but you can pick up the copy of the magazine at your local newsstands.

Also, feel free to check out the Woolly Boo shop on Etsy.