Tuesday, May 26, 2009

New Product and New Fabric Options

We just added a new size for our Waterproof Mattress Pads - Carriage size which measures 18" x 29". This smaller size is perfect for the smaller playards such as the Graco Travel Lite. Also works well on a changing table, in a stroller, as a lap pad or changing pad in your diaper bag.

Also added due to popular demand, Rose Petal Pink Satin fabric option for our new larger Youth Pillowcases (16"x20"). As always, let us know if you are looking for any other fabrics or themes.

Friday, May 22, 2009

$25 Gift Certificate Giveaway

As They Grow Up website/blog is hosting a new giveaway for a $25 Gift Certificate to our Mr. Bobbles' Blankets online store. You can read a blog review of our new Youth Pillow as well as the details of the giveaway at. Good Luck!


Thursday, May 14, 2009

New Percale Fabric Option

We just added a new percale (non-flannel) fabric for our toddler pillows- Angelina Cameo in pink. Available in our 12x16 Extra Pillowcases - Percale (3 fabrics up from the bottom in the dropdown list). Our percale fabrics are all 100% cotton fabric (similar to cotton sheeting). Many of our customers like the percale fabrics for warmer weather (although we also have customers who swear by the flannels year-round, so it seems to be a personal preference). We love the colors in this new print - perfect for your little ballerina!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Toddler Pillow Review/Giveaway at VanillaJoy.com

We are sponsoring a kids gear review/giveaway at www.VanillaJoy.com - a lucky reader will win one of our toddler pillow sets with an allergen case. A product review of our toddler pillow has been posted as well as the contest details and how to enter. Entries must be received by midnight Thursday, May 14 and the winner will be announced on Friday, May 15. Good luck!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Spotlight - Project Linus

I just wanted to do a quick spotlight on a little-known organization that we work with called Project Linus, a group of volunteers formed in 1995 who provide security to children through donated blankets. Project Linus is made up of over 400 chapters all across the US who work together to achieve their mission statement:
  • "First, it is our mission to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.”
  • Second, it is our mission to provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children."

To date, Project Linus has delivered over 3 million blankets lovingly made by volunteers or "blanketeers". They welcome new, washable blankets of all sizes and styles for children ages 0-18. Blankets can be sewn, quilted, knitted, etc, but they must be homemade or handmade (not commercially manufactured or purchased). You can donate blankets through your local chapter, and if there is not a chapter in your area, you can open a chapter in your town! If you are not crafty, Project Linus also welcomes monetary donations as well as donations of supplies (fabric, thread, yarn, etc). They also provide resources on their website such as patterns and an online store. So if you haven't heard of Project Linus, make sure to check out their website and consider making a blanket as a summer project and donating it to your local chapter - it will be greatly appreciated!