Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Baby's First Walking Shoes - Review and Giveaway

Need some comfy shoes for protection that don't restrict your child's feet? Check out Eileen's Etsy shop, Baby Cricket


A little info about Eileen and her shop:
     "My background is in architecture, landscape design and lighting design, but my real passion is for creating lovely things that make people happy. I have painted, crafted, sculpted and otherwise created for as far back as I can remember. My latest projects are about being a mommy to a very active toddler boy. I have had so much fun making things for him, and I have gotten such great feedback from people, that I would like to share some of these creations with other families.
My baby shoes were inspired by my little boy's chubby little feet that didn't fit easily into many of the cute shoes available commercially. I searched and searched and became aware that there is a lack of soft soled cozy baby shoes that are easy to put on and hard for baby to pull off. I started making my own and the rest is history.
     I sew when my boy is sleeping, a creative outlet that I treasure and need. My sewing machine is a beautiful robin's egg blue Singer from 1963 that I had refurbished. It folds away into a sweet little table whenever I'm not using it.... (which has not happened lately) It has been my trusty partner in all my sewing endeavors."








I generally don’t like putting shoes on my daughter because I feel like most pairs are too stiff, make her feet sweat, and make her off balance. However, I absolutely refuse to let her outside without shoes on! She can now walk while holding onto one or both of my hands, so I’ve been on the hunt to find a soft pair of shoes that will protect her little feet, yet allow her to learn to walk properly. I’ve read it’s best to let babies learn how to walk barefoot, but since that’s not an option when we’re out, I’m glad I found these shoes! They are a beautiful robin’s egg color on the outside and a sweet stripe on the inside, which matches well with all of her pastel (i.e. pink) colored clothes. The main part of the shoe is made from a soft cotton fabric, which allows her feet to breath and spread out in them like they do when she’s barefoot. However, the sole of these shoes are made of a suede fabric, making them durable enough to wear outside. They also provide good traction on slippery floors. I’m glad these shoes are still a bit big on her since she’s not actually walking yet. I can’t wait for her to grow into them when she decides to start toddling around!

Eileen has decided to sponsor a giveaway of one pair of her children's shoes. SImply go to her shop and pick your favorite!

Mandatory Entry:
1) follow my blog
2) go to Eileen's Etsy store "
Baby Cricket"and comment about your favorite item

Extra Entries:
1) like my fanpage "
AnnelynDesigns"
2) go to my etsy store "AnnelynDesigns" and comment about your favorite item
3) create a treasury including an item from "
Baby Cricket"
4) create a treasury including an item from "
AnnelynDesigns"
5) go to one of my sponsor's stores (buttons on the left hand column) and tell me your favorite item
6) love Eileen's etsy store "Baby Cricket"
7) love my etsy store 
"AnnelynDesigns"

I will choose a winner on Wednesday, July 13, via random.org.

108 comments:

Carrie Phelps said...

I publicly follow you on GFC; Carriedust & I am totally in LOVE with the Pink Baby Ballerina Slippers.
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Carrie Phelps said...

I follow you on FB; Carrie Phelps
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Carrie Phelps said...

I love the Wedding Planner or Guest Book, Handmade Personalized "Deep Purple" at your Etsy Store. My son just became engaged & is planning his wedding.
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Carrie Phelps said...

I went to Petunia & Ivy & fell in love with the White and Pink Flower Hat.
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Carrie Phelps said...

I "hearted" Baby Cricket on Etsy.
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Carrie Phelps said...

I "hearted" you on Etsy.
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•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥Kat F.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

I follow you via GFC. My fave is the Baby Ballerina Slippers -Champagne and Gold.

fastkat at gmail dot com

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥Kat F.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

My fave item at "AnnelynDesigns" is the My First Apron - "White Garden" child apron or artist smock with flower and butterfly appliques

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Shanna said...

Following you via gfc!
I like the chocolate mint wrap around minky toddler boot!
stkc79 at gmail dot com

Shanna said...

I heart baby cricket on etsy! (stkc)
stkc79 at gmail dot com

Shanna said...

I heart annelyndesigns on etsy! (stkc)
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Shanna said...

I like the Sleepy O wipe pouch from your etsy shop!
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The Knapps said...

I follow via GFC and I love the Baby Booties Faux Suede Shearling

danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

The Knapps said...

My favorite item from your etsy shop is the Black and White wedding planner/guest book

danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

Schkinner said...

GFC follower (schkinner) and love the Grey Faux Shearling Baby Booties!
schkinner AT yahoo DOT com

Schkinner said...

I like you on FB (Schkinner Saves)
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Schkinner said...

My fav. item in your Etsy shop is the "My First Apron - "Hot Pink Polka" Personalized child apron or artist smock with flower and butterfly appliques"
schkinner AT yahoo DOT com

Schkinner said...

I love Eileen's etsy shop (Schkinner)
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Schkinner said...

Added your Etsy shop to my favorites (Schkinner)
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Schkinner said...

I love the Baby Boy Owl Hat (http://www.etsy.com/listing/68325920/baby-boy-owl-hat) on Petunia and Ivy's Etsy shop
schkinner AT yahoo DOT com

Christie said...

Follow your blog and visited Eileen's Etsy store "Baby Cricket". My favorite item is the Wrap Around Minky Toddler Boots in Chocolate.

Christie
swaggirl01 at gmail dot com

Christie said...

Like your fanpage "AnnelynDesigns"

Christie H
swaggirl01 at gmail dot com

Christie said...

Love your Etsy Store AnnelynDesigns

Christie
swaggirl01 at gmail dot com

Christie said...

Love Baby Cricket Etsy Store

Christie
swaggirl01 at gmail dot com

Christie said...

My fav item from AnnelynDesigns is the Guest Book or Wedding Planner and Organizer in "Deep Purple". It would be perfect for my wedding next Fall!

Christie
swaggirl01 at gmail dot com

Christie said...

My fav item from Petunia and Ivy (Sponsor store) is the Brown Barley Newborn Pea Pod Bowl

Christie
swaggirl01 at gmail dot com

Caroline said...

I am a new follower.
I love the mary janes, lime and cream.
My daughter is about to turn one and will be walking soon!

abivens2@gmail.com

Caroline said...

I liked your fan page

abivens2@gmail.com

Caroline said...

love your wipes cases. Really like "Baby wipe case with strap handle - Portable handmade Wipe Pouch "Fleur" "

abivens2@gmail.com

Caroline said...

I went to Petunia and Ivy's shop and I love the Baby Boy Owl Hat. I LOVE owls!

abivens2@gmail.com

Caroline said...

i heart baby cricket on etsy


abivens2@gmail.com

Caroline said...

i heart your etsy shop

abivens2@gmail.com

Lori said...

Lbrouse1 at gmail dot com
Public Follower on GFC: Lori B

Lori said...

Lbrouse1 at gmail dot com

Would love these for my little boy!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/74743846/baby-booties-navy-blue-fleece

Lori said...

Lbrouse1 at gmail dot com
(Lori Chilcott Brouse and/or Brouse House Mouse)
FB Follower
Annelyn Designs

Lori said...

Lbrouse1 at gmail dot com
This wipe case is so adorable!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/67140264/wipe-case-with-strap-handle-portable

Lori said...

LBrouse at gmail dot com
I hearted on Etsy (QuaintJester)
Baby Cricket

Lori said...

LBrouse at gmail dot com
I hearted on Etsy (QuaintJester)
Annelyn designs

deanna said...

follow GFC
fave:Grey Faux Shearling Baby Booties
deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
xoxoxo

deanna said...

like you on FB as deanna time
deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
xoxoxo

deanna said...

heart eileen's store on etsy as deannalw47
deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
xoxoxo

deanna said...

heart your etsy store as deannalw47
deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
xoxoxo

deanna said...

fave item from your shop
Annie-Clips - toy, pacifier, and mitten clips, name tag, keychain
deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
xoxoxo

Tirabaralla said...

Hello and TY for this!
I am a follower of your blog via GFC as Tirabaralla and my fave in Baby Cricket's hop are these cuties: http://www.etsy.com/listing/64352425/baby-booties-faux-suede-shearling

tirabaralla{at}yahoo{dot}com

Tirabaralla said...

I am a follower of your page on Facebook, I am giovanna V. on FB.

tirabaralla{at}yahoo{dot}com

Tirabaralla said...

I love this cute apron in your etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/listing/67697897/my-first-apron-white-garden-child-apron

tirabaralla{at}yahoo{dot}com

Tirabaralla said...

I love this hat at PetuniaandIvy Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/listing/68201307/rainbow-pom-pom-sack-hat :)

tirabaralla{at}yahoo{dot}com

Tirabaralla said...

I hearted Baby Cricket shop on Etsy, I am Tirabaralla on etsy.

tirabaralla{at}yahoo{dot}com

Tirabaralla said...

I hearted your Etsy store Annelyn Designs, I am Tirabaralla on Etsy.

tirabaralla{at}yahoo{dot}com

Thank you again!

1955nurse said...

My FAVORITE item from Baby Cricket is the Baby Ballerina Champagne & Gold slippers/shoes in 18-24 months for my sweet Grandaughter!!!(91955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) TY!

1955nurse said...

I follow you via GFC (91955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) TY!!!

1955nurse said...

I "LIKE"d yr fan page on FB (HollyCunningham) Annelyn Designs ((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) LOVE yr stuff!

1955nurse said...

I LOVE the Baby wipes cases, particularly "Fleur" !!!((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) ;-)

1955nurse said...

I created an Etsy treasury w/the Baby Ballerina slippers in Champagne & Gold from Baby Cricket!!!((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) TY!

1955nurse said...

I "hearted" Baby Cricket on Etsy, & several items from the shop, too!!!((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) So cute!!!

1955nurse said...

AND I "Hearted" Annelyn Designs (your shop!) on Etsy ((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) & some items there, too!!!

1955nurse said...

From "For the Love of a Cupcake" I LOVE the "Chocolate-Reeses Peanut Butter cup" cupcakes-in-a-jar, buy 4-get-1-free!!!((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) Thanks for the chance...

Heather said...

Please, when you List your giveaway on giveaway sites and say that your choosing the winner of the giveaway on the 13th, then please don't list it as ending the 13th, you should have listed it as ending today, because it does, end today.

Want more entries: Turn OFF your word verification, please.

Robin said...

follow you on gfc, Robin Scott
my fav item in her shop is:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/69138662/wrap-around-minky-toddler-boot-chocolate
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

Robin said...

like you on fb
Robin Scott
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

Robin said...

my fav item in your shop is the 1st backpack, spring garden
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

Robin said...

"hearted" her store
robinlscott
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

Robin said...

"hearted" your store
robinlscott
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

pridelandmama said...

I follow via gfc and I love the wrap around minky baby booties.
pridelandmama@hotmail.com

pridelandmama said...

I like you on fb Shawna Pridelandmama
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pridelandmama said...

I heart Eileens store baby cricket
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pridelandmama said...

I love the trains car bag at your store.
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pridelandmama said...

I hearted your store.
pridelandmama@hotmail.com

pridelandmama said...

I visited petunia and ivy and love the Blue and Brown Newborn Bear Hat
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Kristi S said...

I follow via gfc as Kristi S and I LOVE the Grey Faux Shearling Baby Booties!!

kristisummit(at)gmail(dot)com

Kristi S said...

I like your fanpage "AnnelynDesigns" as Kristi Summit
kristisummit(at)gmail(dot)com

Kristi S said...

I love the "Blue Polka Butterflies" on your etsy site!

kristisummit(at)gmail(dot)com

Kristi S said...

I added her shop to my favorite on etsy!
kristisummit(at)gmail(Dot)com

Kristi S said...

I added your shop to my favorites on etsy!
kristisummit(at)gmail(Dot)com

Danelle Johns said...

I am a GFC follower-Danelle Johnson

My favorite is the Pink Baby Ballerina Slippers
danellejohns at gmail dot com

Danelle Johns said...

I like/follow you on FB-danellejohns

danellejohns at gmail dot com

Danelle Johns said...

My favorite at your shop is the Trains Car Pouch.

danellejohns at gmail dot com

Danelle Johns said...

I hearted Baby Cricket on Etsy-danellejohns

danellejohns at gmail dot com

Danelle Johns said...

I hearted you on Etsy-danellejohns

danellejohns at gmail dot com

Brandi said...

Following with "Three Fabulous Mommies"!
My favorite item is the pink minky booties!

brandimthompson (a) gmail.com

Naomie said...

So many cute shoes! I follow on GFC and I love the Pink Baby Ballerina Slippers.
nbellowsdove at gmail dot com

Naomie said...

I like you on facebook
nbellowsdove at gmail dot com

rebecca williams said...

Pink Baby Ballerina Slippers are so cute!
I follow your blog via google friend-rebecca williams
rebeccaw2005 at gmail dot com

rebecca williams said...

I like the My First Backpack "Spring Garden" - personalized pink children's backpack with flower and butterfly appliques...great price too!
rebeccaw2005 at gmail dot com

cupcake mama said...

I follow via GFC as Mechele Johnson.
mmjohnson555@gmail.com

cupcake mama said...

Wow! I love the Champagne and Gold Ballerina Slippers. Precious!
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cupcake mama said...

I loved Baby Cricket on Etsy.
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Bonita12 said...

GFC blog follower
I like the Jack's boots in chocolate.
bwalker1123 at gmail dot com

Bonita12 said...

At Annelyn Designs I like the Ring Sling Purse "Sleepy-Owls" - Ring sling that converts into a purse/bag.
bwalker1123 at gmail dot com

65383522-a597-11e0-b4de-000bcdcb5194 said...

I follow on GFC and I like


Grey Faux Shearling Baby Booties

laurie1993@verizon.net

65383522-a597-11e0-b4de-000bcdcb5194 said...

like your FB page AnnelynDesigns

laurie1993@verizon.net

65383522-a597-11e0-b4de-000bcdcb5194 said...

I like your my first backpack on your etsy store

laurie1993@verizon.net

65383522-a597-11e0-b4de-000bcdcb5194 said...

hearted baby crickets etsy store

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65383522-a597-11e0-b4de-000bcdcb5194 said...

hearted your Etsy site

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Lisa Smith said...

The little shoes for girls are my favorite! lisasmithemail123@gmail.com

tamiv said...

I follow You with GFC! I like the Lime Mary Jane Shoes!
geauxtami@yahoo.com

tamiv said...

I added Baby Cricket Etsy Shop to my Favorites!
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tamiv said...

I added Annellyn Etsy Shop to My favorites!
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tamiv said...

I love the Spring Garden Backpack at Your Etsy Shop!
geauxtami@yahoo.com

tamiv said...

Facebook Fan of Annelyn Designs(Tami Vollenweider)
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Gianna said...

I'm a GFC follower.
Baby Booties Faux Suede Shearling.

Gianna said...

Wedding Planner or Guest Book, Handmade Personalized "Fall".

Gianna said...

I hearted AnnelynDesigns, user name gkran.

Gianna said...

I hearted babycricket, user name gkran.

andisueks said...

I follow you on GFC, andisueks, and I love the ballerina slippers!

andisue@hotmail.com

andisueks said...

I liked the AnnelynDesigns FB page, andisueks.

andisue@hotmail.com

andisueks said...

I love the dragonfly handmade cards on AnnelynDesigns.

andisue@hotmail.com

AnnelynDesigns said...

Congrats Andisueks!

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