Friday, September 11, 2009

Little Ladybugz Review & Giveaway!

Little Ladybugz is an amazing shop on Etsy where you'll find handmade toys, ethnic dolls and other items devoted to supporting the adoptive parent and child on and beyond "Gotcha-day"--The day that you finally get to meet/take home your new child!  Sherry is the owner/creator and also a stay-at-home mom to 7, yes that's 7 children! She adopted her daughter, Carrie almost 3 years ago.  Sherry is hoping to adopt again so that Carrie won't be the only family member who is adopted and racially different. See the photo below, taken in China, of Sherry with her daughter - what a cutie pie! :)

Sherry would like to offer my readers 10% off discount through September 21st!  Check out her favorite shop items: The Cloth Ball and Block Set with drawstring bag and the Ethnic Multicultural Cloth Knot Doll.  So adorable and made with love!
When did you start making toys?
I started making toys when my oldest daughter, now 16, was born. I really learned how to sew by experimenting on her!  My mom taught me the basics in high school, but I learned how to do it on my own once I had a baby.
What inspired Little Ladybugz?
A few years ago, I was trying to raise money for orphans in China. Unfortunately, it didn't do very well. Now, I'm trying to earn money to help make that second adoption more possible. Etsy has been a good forum for me because customers are already there. The trick is making things that other people like and would purchase. I am so excited and flattered every time somebody buys something of mine! I've really only been selling on etsy for 2 months, and it has gone better than I dared to imagine.

Sherry sent Emma a cloth block and ball to play with in the Oh Cherry Fabric.  Her particular set was made with Minkee for an alternate (and so soft!) texture.  You can see an example, here.  They have a jingle bell inside which makes for a soft gentle sound.  She even has her own little taggies on the ball with the Little Ladybugz logo - so professional.  These make a wonderful gift, perfect for baby showers, too!

GIVEAWAY: Win a $10.00 certificate to Little Ladybugz!

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  1. Great interview and sweet pictures :)

  2. The sock monkey bag and I would put a sock monkey in it LOL

  3. Nice interview!
    Saw you on #FF on twitter and I had to check out your blog! It's adorable! I love meeting new mommy bloggers. ;)

  4. ginger blossom

    follow blog

  5. I absouly love this bag

  6. Hearted on Etsy ( Username Fergiefru )

  7. Your Button is on my blog :):)

  8. posting for fergie fru - her blog post entry!

  9. I love the small Turtle bag. My son loves to carry his cars around with him and right now he has a bright pink fuzzy bag with flowers on it. He has three older sisters!


  10. I follow
    My fave is Ethnic Multicultural Cloth Knot Doll for Babies and Toddlers

  11. I like the Cloth Block with Red Sock Monkey fabric and Jingle Bell,so sweet

  12. Heart Little LadyBugz on Etsy

  13. tweet

  14. a fan of The Penny-Pinching Mama on Facebook
    Peggy Gorman

  15. Added button to blog

  16. I like the cute large Gotcha bag with car fabric =)

  17. My favorite is the Gotcha bag with the planets and robots. trixpixel[at]

  18. Such a sweet shop. The Large Gotcha Day Bag in Rocket Fabric for Adoption Day or Gift Giving so cute. I think the whole concept is just wonderful.
    I follow this blog.

  19. Thanks!!!
    I like

    Enter our giveaway on

  20. I follow! My favorite is the Aqua Sock Monkey Fabric, my daughter is a monkey fanatic and would love it!

    xpsundell at gmail dot com

  21. I Heart Little LadyBugz on Etsy (as believeandcreate).

    xpsundell at gmail dot com

  22. I follow on twitter and tweeted!

    xpsundell at gmail dot com



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