I am a fan of cotton onesies. Not only are they comfortable for hot climates like Singapore, I find them extremely practical. You can wear them on its own or top it off with a skirt or pants. The best thing is that the snaps at the bottom keep the clothing in place, unlike a regular T-shirt that often runs up to expose the tummy.
I have been looking around for great looking onesies for our online store for the longest time when my prayers were answered by Belle & Dean. They had everything I was looking for in a cotton onesie. Comfort, design, versatility and affordability.
Made from organic cotton that is unbleached and undyed, these 100% organic cotton onesies are suitable for both boys and girls from newborn-24mths throughout the year. All Belle & Dean clothes are designed in-house. Their special prints, mostly of endangered animals and plants, are hand-drawn by Belle & Dean's co-founder, Issy, and screen printed by hand with environmentally friendly water-based ink to give a wonderfully soft and subtle finish.
Pupsik Studio is proud to retail Belle & Dean's most popular line of organic onesie at our online store here. Do feel free to shop around for more designs available in our store and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this product!
Finally, the moment we have all been waiting for...the results of the "Pupsik in a Pouch" giveaway!
First of all, thank you all so much again for taking the time to send in your pictures. It is really encouraging to see how our pouches have been an integral part of your lives as a busy parent and to hear how much your babies enjoy living in a Pupsik pouch! I am a firm believer that carrying your baby in a soft carrier like a Pupsik pouch not only helps your life as a busy parent, it also facilitates bonding with your child and allows them to grow up happier and more confident. It is so wonderful that so many moms, dads and babies out there can testify to the many benefits of babywearing and I am only too glad to have this opportunity to share this amazing product on Pupsik Studio.
Ok, before I rattle on and on about babywearing, lets get straight to business!
Believe me when I say it was so tough selecting 3 winners for the giveaway. After much deliberation, we finally settled on 3 entries which we thought had that little special touch.
The 1st winner is.....drumroll.....Yuling and Andy wearing baby Raeann!
We felt that this entry had extra points for winning because it was a daddy using our pouch and I always say there is nothing more manly than a man slinging his baby and going gai-gai (see pic above). We also love that Yuling shared her pictures with a poetic testimony that rhymes(!):
I love that he loves to sling our girl, Despite it being too tight (it's meant for me, you see! :p). We get stares one too many, But he says, "Let it be". So we go romping about town, With Raeann snug in our pouch. Hands-free, hassle-free, Like a joey safe and sound. That's why we love Pupsik,Warm and pretty and so lovely!
Thank you Yuling for sharing these lovely pictures! Congratulations on being our first winner!
The second winner is the entry sent by Kwan Chiao Chyi and her lovely baby Hannah Tan Hui En. (above) Chiao Chyi and Hannah at the zoo. Here is what Chiao Chyi has to share about the Pupsik pouch.
I like the Pupsik pouch because
1. It is fuss free. It takes awhile to get the hang of it but it's really easy once you're used to it. There is nothing to pull and no extra cloth hanging out.
2. My daughter loves it. She sees the world through my perspective. Her favourite was the kangaroo carry when she was 3-5 months old. She could look out at the world with me just right with her. Now her legs have to hang out but she likes it all the same.
3. My hands are free for shopping, browsing and getting stuff even while I'm carrying my baby. I have my daughter close to me while I'm out and about...and she'll always be ready for a hug.
4. The design and material - trendy, stretchy and comfy
What delighted us most about Chiao Chyi's entry was that she shared pictures of her mother and mother-in-law (see pic above) both using the pouch to carry Hannah. How sweet is that? Thank you Chiao Chyi for sharing these lovely pictures! Congratulations on being our second winner!
Our third winner is from Josie Quak carrying Jey. Josie actually took the time to submit her pictures in the form of a collage to share how the pouch has been a part of Jey's life! The collage is lovingly entitled "Pouch Story".
A picture speaks a thousand words...
Thank you Josie for sharing these lovely pictures and congratulations to you, Chiao Chyi' and Yuling/Andy for being our first 3 winners! You have each won for yourself a brand new pouch of your choice from our new collection when it comes up, a 100%handmade travel-sized beansprout pillow with taggies, exclusive T-shirt iron-on by artist mein, and 'I love pupsik' buttons which we hope you will display on your diaper bag to help us spread the word on us! =)
And now for the wildcard! Since all the pictures you sent were so lovely, we thought it would be most unfair if we just settled on 3 winners. So we decided to add an element of surprise in this giveaway by conducting a lucky dip. As usual, we called in our lovely assistant, Vera, to choose 3 entries from a bag. These lucky winners will each stand to win a travel-size beansprout pillows with taggies. And to prove to you that this lucky dip is not rigged, we took a video.
hmm...my "Congratulations" in the video sounds wierd. =) Too bad we can't retake this.
Anyway, here are our lucky winners sharing their pictures and lovely testimony about our pouches.
"I like the Pupsik baby pouch carrier because it is convenient to carry my baby around, and she feels safe and comfortable inside the pouch carrier. :)" Ruby Tok
"Why I like my Pupsik pouch carrier?Because it's super easy to use, folds neatly and compactly and I love the funky stripes pattern on the carnival design. Most of all, my baby girl just simply loves being carried around in it! Also, it's a total lifesaver when she gets cranky in her stroller! " Azlina Hussain
"Just look at us! With pupsik pouch we're ready to go anywhere, anytime! Yippeee!" Norliana Shammad
So that is it! Our 3 top winners and another 3 lucky winners!
And for the rest who shared your babywearing journey with us, we will be posting your beautiful pictures here and sharing some of your testimonies on this blog over the next few days. I hope you will not mind. We would also like to show our appreciation by giving you a special something in the post. It's a little surprise, not something big but we hope you will like it when it arrives. Thank you all so much again for supporting Pupsik Studio!
Thank you to everyone who sent us your lovely pictures for the giveaway! I had too much much going through the entries and think it will be a tough job finding 3 winners! The deadline is the end of today, so if you are still wondering if you should send yours, please JUST SEND IT NOW!!
Winners will be announced on this blog next Monday, Jan 19th! So watch this space!
I came across a wonderful website today called Clothkits. A wonderful website if you always wanted to make your own children's clothes, toys etc but can't really sew or read a paper pattern to save your life.
Clothkits make it easy for you to make beautiful quality, well designed clothes without the fuss of paper patterns. All the cutting lines are printed directly on the fabric in a simple format that means even the inexperienced can make garments with ease. In addition to the fabric, their kits contain all you need to complete the project - thread, buttons (or any other necessary haberdashery, and of course well illustrated instructions to guide you through the project.
(Below) Tata! What the finished product should look like.
And if you really cannot handle it, you can simply get it ready off the shelf with the click of your mouse. Neat!
Starting January 26, Olivia the TV show will be showing on Nickelodeon. A very good friend gave us our first "Olivia" book called "Olivia Counts". I just love the illustartions of this little modern pig originally created by British illustrator Ian Falconer. Apparenty, this half hour show is guaranteed to keep your little one excited and mesmerized!
Thank you mommies who have sent your lovely pics to us so far. I had so much fun looking through them! By popular request (as some moms need more time to get pics their pics to us), we are extending the deadline of this giveaway to 15 Jan 2009!
So if you have not sent us your pic(s), quickly grab a camera NOW and snap a shot of your little one in a pouch! Or if you already have the pic, then all you have to do is simply email it to to us at email@example.com with the subject heading "Pupsik in a Pouch". Please include you and your baby's name, and also remember to include a few words with your entry to tell us why you like our baby pouch carriers.
3 lucky pupsiks will stand the chance to win the following:
-A Pupsik Pouch of your choice in one of our new designs (coming soon)!
-1 handmade travel size beansprout pillow with love ribbons (One-of-a kind limited edition designs)!
-T shirt iron-ons by artist Mein (limited edition)!
-Handmade “I heart Pupsik” buttons!
So do send us your pics soon! Even if you are not among the 3 to win the giveaway, I promise you that you will at least walk away with something if you enter!
(above) Handmade travel size beansprout pillow with love ribbons (made from limited edition fabrics). Ribbons are perfect for the little fingers to findle and play with. This is one of the things your little one will stand to win if you submit an entry of your "Pupsik in a pouch"! So don't procrastinate any more, its a new year after all!
I am compiling pictures of mommies, grandmommies, daddies etc. carrying your Pupsik (meaning baby doll in Russian) in a pouch.
If you would like to share your babywearing journey here on this blog and Pupsik Studio, simply email your favourite picture(s) to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading "Pupsik in a Pouch". Please include you and your baby's name. It will be great if you could include a few words with your entry to tell us why you like our baby pouch carriers.
I will select 3 lucky winners to win a surprise goodie bag from Pupsik Studio! The dealine for entry is 31 Dec 2008 (deadline extended to 15 Jan 2009). Good Luck!