Saturday, March 31, 2012

It's Looking a Little Different...

If you're looking for ChibiLolilta's All Kinds of Cute, your're in the right place. My blog (and myself) are evolving everyday trying to be more sharp and professional looking. So, how do you like the new look? When I saw this background, I just knew I had to use it! It has all of my favorite things: polka dots, mint green, and pink. I also changed my profile picture so you guys can get a glimpse as to what I look like. If I scare or disappoint some of you, I sincerely apologize. Lol! I just want to be more on a personal level with you guys since you have been so open with me. Any other changes you'd like to see? Let me know and I'll see if I can do it! Later cuties!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Who's That Seller? - March 30, 2012

Good morning cuties! Hope everyone is having a wonderful day so far. This week's feature Etsy shop is It's A Good Day For Clay. You can find polymer clay jewelry, bath salts, nail art, wallets, crochet hair clips, and scarves in this adorable shop. I LOVE IT! And the cool thing is that the masterminds behind this shop, Kaylee and Phil, are boyfriend and girlfriend! What girl wouldn't want the support of her man, right?

As a thank you to all of my readers, Kaylee and Phil are giving you 15% off your entire order from their store! Just use coupon code CHIBILOLITA1. It's good until April 8th at midnight. Below, you'll find the link to their Etsy shop, some of my fav items from there, and an interview about Kaylee and Phil. As always, click the link and show some love! Happy shopping cuties!

Store Link -
Duct Tape Business Card Case
Duct Tape Business Card Case - $7.00

Hello Kitty Knit Scarf - Made To Order

Hello Kitty Knit Scarf - Made To Order - $23.00

1. What are your favorite art mediums?
Kaylee -  I love any type of medium really. I paint, sculpt, knit, crochet, needle felt, and use duct tape as often as I can. I love drawing with Sharpies and melting crayons on canvas. I’m kind of obsessed with crocheting right now and I’ve been spending a lot of time trying to build up the Crochet/Knit part of my shop. I just recently started with yarn crafts last year but they have consumed a lot of my time lately. Phil and I have been crocheting fools the past couple of weeks! Haha. I like upcycling as well and turning “trash” into treasure.

Phil -  My favorite mediums are ones that are anything but ordinary. I like to work with anything that can let me express myself in ways that words can’t.

2. How long have you been a seller on Etsy and/or a crafter?

Kaylee - I’ve only been selling on Etsy since December of 2011 but I’ve been a crafter all my life. My mom always encouraged me to make presents for my family members instead of buying them ever since I was a little kid because as everyone knows, those are the best presents. This past Christmas, every single present I gave was handmade by me with my own two hands. 

Phil -  I’ve been crafting all my life as well. I’ve always enjoyed do anything with my hands, whether it be making art or taking apart and fixing things and seeing how the work mechanically from the inside out. I enjoy word working as well. I was in shop in high school for 4 years and I’m also a certified cabinet and mill maker.

3. What motivates your creativity?

Kaylee -  Being a poor college student! Hehe. But seriously, I’ve always wanted to sell things that I enjoy making. I don’t like corporate America or the way everyone feels the need to be so serious all the time in the real world. I want to help people in some way with my mind and my art. 
I like going to Hobby Lobby everyday and seeing all the different crafters and I like to ask what the people in the store what they are going to do with their carts of stuff. My mom is a big supporter of the things I do and has always pushed me to do great things. She is also one of my biggest fans.

Phil - The knowledge that I gain from doing something new inspires me to venture further into different mediums, techniques, and crafts. The satisfaction I get from completing something that people enjoy brings me joy and inspiration to delve deeper into my imagination and creativity. Similarly, my motivation for creativity is derived from Kaylee because she will create things that put more ideas into my head motivating me to come up with cool things and vice-versa. This makes our creative process an endless cycle.

4. Favorite item in your shop right now and why?
Kaylee - That’s a hard question to answer but I think it’s the Hello Kitty Scarf. I custom made the original one for my best friend Bethanne who absolutely LOVES Hello Kitty. I spent like 12 hours total on it. Trying to make the little decals for the nose and eyes it’s what took me the longest. I had to knit little squares in the colors I needed, cut them into tiny little ovals, figure out a way to keep them that way and then figure out how to get them to stay on the scarf all without them falling apart. It was rather tedious but the final product was pretty darn cute! But everything I sell has some sort of meaning behind it so I really like everything in their own ways.

Phil -  I can’t really pick one because everything in the shop that myself and Kaylee have created are both special and unique that to differentiate between one item and another is just too hard to narrow down to an individual item. We both create and sell items that we personally love to create and use so all of the items in the shop are my favorites.

5. What are some of your favorite Etsy stores?

Kaylee - First and foremost I LOVE your shop!! I really like the shop SuAmi because it’s a family of crocheters that make super small micro crocheted animals. And I love the shop TheBirdTheBee. That’s actually where I got inspired to start clay work. Her little cupcakes are darling. And DollishPolish; their talent is extensive in the nail polish world. Really any shop that has anything related to Frankenstein, Tim Burton or Zombies can hold my attention.

Phil - Etsy is such an expansive and welcoming community that I can literally spend hours upon hours browsing the shops and have nothing but compliments for all of them. So to be able to narrow it down to one shop or even a few shops is just out of the question. When I look at someone’s Etsy shop, it gives me a feeling that I’m looking into that person’s mind seeing all the blood sweat and tears that are put into their work. But to narrow it down a little bit, the weirder the items, the more I’m drawn to them.

6. A random fun fact about you

Kaylee - I LOVE The Nightmare Before Christmas. I’ve seen the movie over 500 times and even watched almost every day for a year when I was about 14. I’ve worn out like 2 or 3 DVDs of the movie. I’m a dedicated Tim Burton fan, if you couldn’t tell… =) Oh, and zombies. I can’t get enough zombies. I actually want to go out in a hail of gun fire while killing the undead!

Phil -  I am a biomedical engineering major who rides a Kawasaki motorcycle but I’m not afraid to admit that I love to crochet and listen to Katy Perry.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Spring Ready Giveaways!

Hello cuties! I came across these two wonderful giveaways that are just on time for Spring. There are some fabulous prizes up for grabs that will go to one winner. That's right, you don't have to pick, choose, or share the prizes. If you win the giveaway, you win all of the prizes listed! So go click on the links and enter for your chance to win some Spring-worthy swag! Later cuties!

 - One person will win all four items that are pictured here (lip balm, ooak antique ring, birdhouse necklace, and ruffle coin purse). Click the link above to enter. I believe there are about 7 or 8 different ways to enter to increase your odds of winning.

 - This is an AWESOME giveaway! To get you Spring ready, enter to win a 5 in 1 necklace set (pictured), 2 pairs of Spring earrings, and a $15 gift card to her shop. All you have to do is follow her blog and leave a comment. There are extra entries if you want to increase your odds.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Hello cuties! Wasn't expecting to hear from me twice today, were you? Neither was I. But there is so much going on that I couldn't wait to tell you! I mean, like "laying in bed at night awake I'm so excited" couldn't wait to tell you. There are so really cool things that will be going on in the next few weeks that I wanted to share.

1) I opened a new shop on My shop on Etsy is still up, but I want to keep my options open to different avenues. I love it because I can decorate my storefront to look at colorful and cute as I want it to be. Now the good news...for my grand opening special, I'm offering 20% off any item in my store! Just use coupon code GRAND20 to get your discount during checkout. Click on the link below to check it out and let me know what you think!

2) I love Spring! It makes me feel like nature is giving us back the warmth and colors that make Earth so beautiful. So, in honor of this giving sensation, I will be hosting a GIVEAWAY real soon! Yay! Not sure what the prize (or prizes) will be yet, but I'm working on it. I'll post more info about the giveaway the more the plans come together, so you cuties look at for it!

3) I've been scratching my head thinking of new items to make and different ways to make them. So far I've come up with felt pins that are miniature versions of my felt plushies and other creations. I've also made new jewelry sets that look like my Blue Dahlia set, but in 8 new colors. I have light pink, white, latte, hot pink, neon green, red, black and yellow. Once I take pictures (hopefully tomorrow) I will post them up on Etsy and my storenvy shop.

4) Last but definitely not least, this month I'm doing a blog button swap with the beautiful Marilyn over at PulpSushi. You may have seen her blog button on the side, but was wondering what it was. She's incredibly talented, sweet, funny, and probably the main reason why I started blogging to begin with. Please give her blog button a click and enjoy a visit to her delightful blog. 

So, that's it! That's everything, I think, that's been keeping me up at night. Make sure to check out my new store, enjoy the 20% off discount, anticipate more info concerning the giveaway, look out for new product pictures, and make a visit over to PulpSushi to say hi to Marilyn. Later cuties!

My Life With Tourette's Syndrome

I'm always posting something about cute items for sell, promotions, or the great giveaways to enter. But, I never post anything personal to let you cuties know more about me. So today, I decided to talk about my life with Tourette's Syndrome.

I never had ticks as a child growing up so when I started twitching and jerking on the right side about 6 months ago, I was terribly concerned. My husband took me to the local emergency room hoping to get some answers as to why this was happening. What we got was a work excuse for a week, prescription medicine for seizures, and a referral to a neurologist. No answers. The appointment with the neurologist the following week included an EMG test, a MRI, and two neurologists observing my twitches and jerks. Finally, we would receive an answer to what's going on.

The answer was that I was suffering from a form of Tourette's Syndrome that only effects the motor skills. I was told that at my age, 29 years old, developing Tourette's as an adult was a very rare thing but not impossible. He gave me some information on my new diagnoses, a prescription to control the ticks, and reassurance that I would be just fine. I must admit that I wasn't devastated at the diagnoses. Just relieved that I had an answer to what was going on with my body and ways to deal and cope with it.

The medicine has helped out tremendously but is not a cure all. I still have ticks and really bad "episodes" at night. When it's really bad, my right arm jerks to the left. my head jerks to the right, and my right leg kicks. All of these ticks are violent, so it hurts a little and I'm exhausted when it's over. But, I'm still alive. I still get to spend time with my family, friends, and the love of my life. My personality and sense of humor has not changed at all since the diagnoses. I'm still ME - just with Tourette's Syndrome. I've even gotten used to stares when the ticks start up when we're in public...well kind of.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

5 Great Etsy Gifts for Video Game Lovers!

This post goes out to all of my gamers out there who love to play as much as I do! Even if you're not familiar with video games, you must have heard of the four most recognizable characters ever in the history of gaming - Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Bowser from the Mario Bros. series. Even if you haven't, no fear. The gamer in your life would LOVE any of the 5 gifts that are listed here.

If any of you has an idea for a "5 Great Etsy Gifts for..." post, let me know. I'm always open for ideas and would love to post things that you guys care about. Just leave a comment below with your ideas. Later cuties!

5 Great Etsy Gifts for Video Game Lovers
Princess Peach Scarf Pink Mushroom Pin  Crochet Limited Edition Gammer

Princess Peach Scarf - $125.00

Chain Chomp Earrings Mario

Chain Chomp Earrings - $6.00

Final Fantasy VII - Cloud Button

Final Fantasy VII - Cloud Button - $2.00

Portal GLaDOS Personality Core Earrings

Portal GLaDOS Personality Core Earrings - $10.00

Link, Legend of Zelda Video Game Warm Fleece Ski Hat

Legend of Zelda Link Warm Fleece Ski Hat - $20.00

Monday, March 26, 2012

the posh daisy Giveaway!

I came across this giveaway while I was checking out Facebook. Here's the link so you can enter too! And what's up for grabs? How does a $50 shop credit sound? I thought so...GO ENTER!!! Later cuties :)

Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Perfect Bohemian Bracelet!

Brown Beaded Bracelets with Matching Ribbon

These beautiful beaded bracelets are tied together with a matching brown ribbon. All of the bracelets were beaded on strong stretchy cord so you can easily put them on and off. 

And since the ribbon is tied on, you can take it off to switch up the style. You can wear it with the ribbon, without the ribbon, or wear the bracelets one at a time. It's up to you!

You will receive all three bracelets that are pictured here with the ribbon. 

Brown Beaded Bracelets with Matching Ribbon

Gold Beaded Bracelets with Matching Ribbon

Brown Beaded Bracelets with Matching Ribbon

Friday, March 23, 2012

Who's That Seller? - March 23, 2010

This week's feature will appeal to the artistic diva at heart. I usually cover a store that has cute and adorable items, but wanted to do something different this week. I LOVE paintings that are splashes of colors that come together to create something truly beautiful and unique. This week's "Who's That Seller?" feature Etsy shop is ThePaintedEpoxy. Amber, the mastermind behind the shop, sells prints of her unique original paintings that you can put into frames to decorate your room or house.

But that's not all! She also creates and sells jewelry. If you like items that are steampunked inspired, she has earrings, credit card holders, compact mirrors, money clips, and hair accessories to suit your fancy. And if you would rather wear her art, you can do that too! Amber has ribbon necklaces that display beautiful silver pendants with original art inside of them. Go check it out for yourself and show some love! Later cuties!

Store Link

ACEO ART PRINT - Limited Edition - "Emerald Sails" ACEO ART PRINT - Limited Edition - "Emerald Sails" - $8.50 

Steampunk Hair Accessory - One Of A Kind Feathered Hair Accessorie With Watch Parts and Gears - Wedding, Bridal, All Occasion Steampunk Hair Accessory - $30.00 

Original Art Pendant - Silver Finish Base, Glass Dome Artwork Pendant - Original Art by PaintedEpoxy Original Art Pendant - $13.00 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Promotions and Giveaways

Okay guys, I'm back! Feeling a lot better than I did earlier today. Thank you for understanding and waiting patiently for this post. Hope you guys enjoy these promos and giveaways. While visiting these Etsy shops, please show some love by favoriting their shop and following them if available. Also, if you know of some great Etsy shop promos going on, don't be shy! Share the wealth and post them in a comment below. Until tomorrow cuties!

Brilliant Blue Peacock Bobby Pin/Hair jewelry  Stunning peacock with bright blue ostrich feathers and blue dangling jewels - "Like" them on Facebook to automatically receive a coupon code to get 25% off your entire purchase.

Spring Break Earrings - March Madness Sale! Use coupon code SAVE15 to receive 15%

Aqua Blue Glass Bead Wire Wrapped Silver Ring - ready to ship in a size 7.5, custom sizes available - Use coupon code MARCH15 to receive 15% off of the featured items

50 PERCENT OFF Crazy Daisy Earrings - This is a link to the Clearance section of my shop. These items either go back to regular price or disappear after March, so get them while you still can at 50% off!

GIVEAWAYS  - This super cute  bracelet can be your's if you enter the giveaway! - This one is a WHOPPER of a giveaway! You could win a package of goodies worth $225! - $25 shop credit to Ruffles With Love up for grabs!

Blah Day...

Hey everyone. I'm not feeling too good today nor the past few days. I sure hope I'm not catching the flu when the weather is becoming so gorgeous outside. Anywho, hopefully later today I will feel well enough to post today's feature of "Promotions and Giveaways". I haven't had a chance to look at anything, so let's hope there are lots of them out there. Till later, have a great day my cuties :)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Shrimp Tempura Felt Plushies

Shrimp Tempura Felt Plushies - $6.00

Height - 4 1/2 inches
Width - 1 1/2 inches (measured from widest section)

These adorable, expressive plushies are made from very soft yellow and red felt. All details (except the eyes) are hand cut and sewn. Whether you're feeling sarcastic, happy, or surprised, these plushies are perfect for your plush collection. All three plushies are included with your purchase.

These guys are looking for a home to invade with their cuteness
Use these plushies to express yourself!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

5 Etsy Gifts For Cupcake Lovers

Hello everyone! Yay for the first day of Spring! The weather here is just perfect - not too hot with a slight breeze. To celebrate the first day of Spring, here's a list of 5 gifts you can find on Etsy for the cupcake lover in your life. If you're like me, then you're the cupcake lover in your life. Lol! Although you can't eat these gifts, you can wear them...which is still pretty sweet! As always I ask that you visit these stores and show them some love by favoriting their shop or some of their items. Happy Shopping!

5 Etsy Gifts For Cupcake Lovers
Pink Polymer Clay Cupcake EarringsPink Polymer Clay Cupcake Earrings - $3.50 

Fruity Cupcake Necklace Fruity Cupcake Necklace - $10.00

Tiny Top Hat: Chocolate Cupcake - Kawaii tophat cup cake sprinkles rainbow colorful white brown rainbow chocolate costume Tiny Top Hat: Chocolate Cupcake - $25.00

Blue Heart Cupcake Ring Blue Heart Cupcake Ring - $4.95

Glass Tile Pendant Cupcake Pendant Cupcake Necklace With Silver Ball Chain (A2183) Glass Tile Pendant Cupcake Necklace - $7.50

Monday, March 19, 2012

Blue Beaded Bracelets with Matching Ribbon

Blue Beaded Bracelets with Matching Ribbon - $12.00

These beautiful beaded bracelets are tied together with a matching blue ribbon. All of the bracelets were beaded on strong stretchy cord so you can easily put them on and take off. 

And since the ribbon is tied on, you can remove it to switch up the style. You can wear it with the ribbon, without the ribbon, or wear the bracelets one at a time. It's up to you!

You will receive all three bracelets that are pictured here with the ribbon.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Black Locket Pin with Red Felt Heart

Black Locket Pin With Red Felt Heart - $6.50
Height - 1 1/2 inches

Width - a little over an inch

This pin is so adorable! The locket is made of black plastic with a strip of red felt on the back to highlight the heart cut-out. The pin is secured with strong craft adhesive so you can place this fashionable pin on your favorite shirt, jacket, blazer, bag, or whatever!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

I Was Featured On A Blog!

My Etsy shop has been featured on a fellow seller's blog. I'm so excited! Won't you guys please go over, check it out, and show Lori some love?

Friday, March 16, 2012

Who's That Seller? - March 16, 2010

Hello everyone! I'm super excited about this week's Etsy shop because it has one of the cutest things I've ever seen. If you checked out yesterday's post you've seen it also. I would love for you guys to meet Megan, the creative mastermind behind the Etsy shop Teekip. You have to check out her shop to see the AMAZING things she creates using paper. I interviewed her last night (last night people!) and she graciously answered all the questions so you guys can get to know her. Isn't she sweet? Please check out her shop, interview, and a couple of my favorite items of hers.

Store Link -

My Favorite Items - 
Set of 3 Bookmarks -Japanese Style  Set of 3 Japanese Style Bookmarks - $3.00

Brown Cardstock Places Tags - Set of 5 Brown Cardstock Places Tags (set of 5) - $2.00

Meet Megan!
1. What is your favorite art medium?
    My favorite art medium is paper. I probably have at least 300lbs of it lying in my closet. My other favorite mediums would include mixed media and drawing/sketching.

2. How long have you been an Etsy seller or crafter?
     I have been a seller on Etsy since 2009, but I was on a break for a little more than a year. I picked up recently about 5 months ago. As for a crafter, I have been one my whole life. I always did the big and outrageous projects in school. I tried to get my hands on anything so I could create something new and different. Then paper came into my life and I couldn't stop. It is so versatile.

3. What motivates your creativity?
      I'm pretty sure everything motivates me. It starts from my grandmother and continues to some old thing on the side of the road. Books, people, shops, and the internet are also a part of my motivation. I will always try to create things that interest me.

4. What is your favorite item in your shop right now and why?
     I love the map tags. They may be simple, but anything with a map interests me. I'm a travel nut.

5. What are some of your favorite Etsy shops?
      Oh my. I'm sure I have a ton, but my all time favorites would have to include StayGoldMedia, CallaghanArtGallery, christystudio, and oldjunkyardboutique.

6. Tell us a random, fun fact about yourself
      I am left-handed and proud of it! I believe it helps me bring out a lot of my creativity.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Promotions and Giveaways - March 15, 2012

Hey everyone! Hope all of you have been well. Sorry if you guys felt deserted this past week. I was busy having fun with family that flew in from out of town. It was one of the best weeks that I've had in a really long time, so I hate that's it over.

On another note, welcome to this week's "Promotions and Giveaways" post. I'm finding some good deals looking through the stores that I favorited on Etsy. I hope that something here strikes your fancy. I was not able to find any giveaways this week :( I think they are hiding from me. But, the giveaways I posted last week are still open I believe. You can enter them again for a better chance at winning those amazing prizes!

Here's the link for the giveaways -

Buy 3 get 1 Free Art Pendant, Resin Pendant, Charm Pendant, Photo Pendant (This store has a huge variety of  BEAUTIFUL resin pendants that start at $7.95, so this is a great deal!)

Emerald Green Faceted Ball Earrings (Use coupon code 1STFREESHIP and receive free domestic U.S. shipping on your fist order. This will save you $5.20!)

Nyan Cat Polymer Rainbow Bead Charm Necklace (FREESHIPME gets you free shipping all month within the continental U.S.)

Ice Cold Resin Pendant with Silver Glitter and Icy Buttons (Free shipping anywhere in the U.S., no coupon code needed)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

5 Etsy Gift for Japan Lovers

I love Japan! The colors, food, music, anime, manga, language...the whole culture! Etsy has a huge selection of Japanese inspired gift items. It was so hard to choose just 5, but I had to stick to the 5 item theme. If you see something you want to pass along, please feel free to do so. Remember, as you check out this items, show the sellers some love and favorite their shop, like their Facebook page, or follow them on Twitter. Next Tuesday, the feature will be 5 Etsy Gift Ideas for Cupcake Lovers.

5 Etsy Gift Ideas for Japan Lovers
Japanese Doll Beaded Charm on Cell Phone Strap

Set of 3 Bookmarks -Japanese Style

Earring polymer clay flower japan blossom spring tangerine chocolate hot pink copper lovely cute romantic

Buy 4 Get The 4th Free - Wishing Stone Pocket Mirror - Japanese chiyogami mirror and gift bag

Scrabble Pendant - Japanese Blooms 9