Thursday, September 10, 2009

Moo-of-the-Month: Lil' Punkin'

Moo-of-the-Month: As time goes on, I *hope* to offer a "Moo-of-the-Month" each month...for now, we will start with this cute Halloween tie-dye t-shirt/onesie and see how it goes!
All shirts are hand-dyed and hand-painted by MandiMoo in my home studio! Each shirt will be unique!
If you order by September 25, I will have your order shipped by October 3. Please specify the size, whether you want a onesie (long-sleeve or short-sleeve), short-sleeved t-shirt or long-sleeved t-shirt, and the address you want it shipped to. Shirts are $12 with shipping and any applicable taxes. Additional shirts are only $10! You can order by email mandimoo37 at hotmail dot com or by phone 785.565.1392. Payment must be received prior to shipping your order.
Order just in time to celebrate October and the coming Halloween season!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Discounts for plastic bags

First, a picture of the MandiMoo I currently carry. This was my first attempt at the Victoria bag, and have made some changes since (adding hardware, for one!) This purse was made from leftover material from some blackout curtains I made for a customer on the East Coast.
Now on to business!
Second only to "how much does a MandiMoo Design cost?" is the question about receiving a discount for supplying the bullseye bags that work so well for the lining (please note that I only use these bags because the meltability is SO much better than other bags...I am in no way using the bullseye design or that store as a way to sell my items).

*When you supply enough bags for me to make a diaper bag (25!), you will receive a 15% discount on your next purchase. Only one discount per item. The best way to redeem your discount is to supply the bags when placing an order. They stuff nicely into a manila envelope and mail for just a small amount of change. Write a note with your name, address, and a reminder of the item you are ordering so that I can give you the appropriate discount. I will also give a 1% discount for every 2 bags that you provide, up to 10% (after that, you may as well just wait for 5 more to get the 15% discount).

Of course, I also take free will "donations" of your plastic bullseye bags!

*Policy subject to change based on how easy it is for you, and me, to keep track of! Stay tuned...

What do your items cost?

This is a question I have received a lot lately, both on blog comments (thanks for all of the comments, by the to see new names checking out MandiMoo!) and by email.

My philosophy behind MandiMoo Designs is to provide "fun, functional, fashionable, affordable" items to women like myself. As a mom on a budget, I know that fashion can't always win out if the price tag is high! With that said, I try to put myself in your shoes. I always ask myself...would I buy it for that price? How does it compare to other similar items? Can I make it myself? (I hope you aren't asking yourself that question, for my sake! haha)

With that said, I am listing a few of the MandiMoo items and what you can purchase them for.*
Victoria purse $40
Diaper bag, messenger style $75
Diaper bag, boxy style $100
Diaper clutch $15
Changing pad $7
COMBO Diaper bag (messenger style), diaper clutch and changing pad $90
COMBO Diaper bag (boxy style), clutch and changing pad $115
Laptop bags starting at $100
Crib sets starting at $100 plus price of materials (this can vary a lot depending on the items you want and the fabric that you purchase. $100 plus materials would include a bumper, crib skirt and basic window treatment...quilts, blackout curtains, rocking chair pillows, etc. would increase cost of both materials and labor)

Shipping is not included. I typically ship Priority Mail, $5-$10 depending on the item.
*Prices subject to change. MandiMoo will verify all prices with a buyer prior to making and shipping an item.

I will be adding more items soon, and will post prices as I do. Please let me know if you have questions!

I love a challenge!

Yes, these are cowgirl boots. Yes, they are bright, hot pink cowgirl boots in size 0-3 months. And yes, hopefully soon my new niece "Doris" will be sporting these kicks with her super cute tutu that I made to go with them! Nothing says farm girl like tutus and pink boots!

I will post a picture of the new princess as soon as she arrives and as soon as I can get her dressed in her new gear!

So the purpose of this post is that I L-O-V-E a challenge. Whether it is designing a pattern for a pair of pink cowgirl boots that I will probably use only once (maybe twice...the girl will need some in 3-6 month size, too!) or finding the perfect fabric, or creating the diaper bag a new style of diaper bag (pictures to come soon!), I love new ideas! So if you have a unique project that you have been thinking about but not sure how to proceed, let me know! I love to try new projects, especially when they can be custom, one-of-a-kind treasures.

Disclaimer: Unique projects must be of an arts/crafts/sewing nature, and I make no guarantees that I will be able to make your specific project. I would like the opportunity to think about it, though, and will do my best to make it work. If I can't, I will let you know!