Shop Small Review {Ginger Sweet Boutique}

Shop: Ginger Sweet Boutique

Rating: 5/5

Website: gingersweetboutique.etsy.com  or @gingersweetboutique on facebook.

Item: Coffee Mug

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I got this cup a couple weeks ago, and I absolutely love it. The image is printed on both sides, so it doesn’t matter if you are drinking right handed or left handed. The graphic is even more beautiful in person, it has awesome detail. I have washed it in my dishwasher pretty much everyday since I got it, and it is standing up to washing really well.

The other thing I love about it is the size. It is one of those XL sizes, (I think 15 oz) so it holds enough coffee for moms. (You know what I mean, moms, one small cup of coffee is NEVER enough.)

I love this cup so much that I went to check out her etsy shop and found out she also sells clothes. Holy cow, she has some BEAUTIFUL girl’s shirt designs. And she has 5 stars on every single review. That is really rare on etsy, so obviously this shop is doing everything right.  I plan on coming back in the future, I see lots of things that will make great gifts.

Full disclosure, I did not purchase this cup myself, I won it from a giveaway on Happily Never After, (which is an amazing Facebook group to check out if you love creepy / weird / horror handmade stuff). At the time I won it, I was not a designer for HNA, but as of last week, I am. This does not affect my review in any way at all.

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Shop Small Review {Sewn Wild Clothing}

Sewn Wild Clothing 5/5

For this week’s review I am going to review a pair of shorts that I bought for my son over the summer, because this week has been kind of busy and I haven’t had time to take great photos of any recent items I have received.


I was browsing instagram for small shops (a really expensive hobby of mine) and I found Sewn Wild. There are so many amazing little girl clothes available there, at the time I found it, the thing that made me follow the shop was a super cute little dress. But a few days later, she posted that she had enough material to make one pair of Nightmare Before Christmas shorts, and I had to have them. For made to order handmade, they arrived REALLY quickly. I told her my son was a weird size (he is fairly tall, but still skinny enough to wear 12m pants.)  When I got them they were snug enough to not fall down, but long enough that he can probably wear them next year too, which was just what I was hoping for.

He has been wearing them at least once or twice a week for most of the Summer, and these things have held up so great. We get compliments on them just about every time he wears them, and he loves them too. If I give him the chance to pick out his clothes, he will go for these shorts paired with a dinosaur shirt, matching or not.

Back to the dresses, if you have a little girl, YOU HAVE TO CHECK OUT her instagram. She has so many amazing one of a kind dresses. Find her here: instagram.com/sewnwildclothing 

PRICE: $14 ( amazing for handmade)

QUALITY: 5/5 have withstood 4 months of boy play and are still in perfect condition.

RECOMMENDATION: buy all the things.

Shop small {Nerdtastic Handmade Review}

Hey guys. This week I want to tell you all about a shop that I have purchased from on three separate occasions. It’s run by a kick ass mom of three named Amanda. Find it at nerdtastic.net.  The fun thing about Amanda, is that she offers a little bit of everything, including jewelry, lip balms and scents with a geeky flair.

What I purchased: 1 butter beer lip balm, 2 roll on scents and 1 necklace. 

The quality:

lip balm: amazing. It goes on so smooth, lasts a good deal of time and smells wonderful. I will be back for more when I run out.  And it makes me think of Harry Potter at random times when I am wearing it and makes my fangirl side happy.

Scents: awesome. I got Happy Unbirthday (lemon) and Morpheus (lavender vanilla) I wear the Morpheus almost daily. It’s a perfect blend of scents and is not overwhelming. The roller ball allows you to get as much or little as you want. It makes me feel pretty. The unbirthday one is also great, and I would wear it more often if my husband didn’t dislike lemon so much (haha I should have thought of that before buying it) but lemon is one of my favorite scents, so I wear it whenever he is away for work.  These last at full smell strength about half the day (although my day is long and filled with babies so on a normal person who isn’t constantly snuggling and also washing spit up off them they would probably make it the whole day. I’ve had them for a few months now. And they are still almost full, so definitely a good value for the price (only about $10 each when I purchased them!) I recommend these!

The necklace: I bought the necklace at a con. I couldn’t resist it, it’s a little jack skellington on a copper colored frame. I’ve had it for probably about a year and a half and it is still in great shape. Super adorable and on a sturdy chain.  I get compliments on it all the time.
So there you have it. All three items are a thumbs up. My favorite is the lip balm. She has a ton of flavors (do you call lip balm flavors, or scents?) anyway, whatever you call them, she has a lot, referencing a ton of fandoms. I know she keeps herself busy, and has tons of orders right now, so if you are looking for Christmas presents, don’t wait.

Oh, and she is also part of the Drowsy Aurora Christmas sale, so you can get a sweet deal right now. For details on all the vendors participating, go to drowsyaurora.com

Shop Small {Amigurumi Review}

Today I am going to review another of my favorite shops, The Craft Penguin. She gets 5/5

I purchased 2 amigurumi from Jennifer during the Summer. The first was a large fox,  and the 2nd was a small poke’ ball. I am a huge fan of stuffed animals and geeky figures, and also I have a toddler, so once I saw these, I had to have them. The poke’ball resides in my office, along with all my other nerdy accessories.

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Quality: The poke’ball is perfectly round. I see a lot of these online and in craft shows that are not shaped super great. But it is stuffed really well and looks like the real thing. The fox is really large for the price! I asked her to stitch the eyes instead of using plastic eyes, which she did for me for free.

Time: These were seriously at my house within a couple days of ordering. This was crazy fast, considering a few things: she was having a sale, so she had more orders than normal, and I asked her to customize the eyes. I know she always posts her work load on her social media, as well, so that is really cool, that she has little info graphics letting you know how busy she is so that you can plan your order accordingly.

Price: As I said, I bought these during a sale, but even without sale pricing, these are super affordable, as far as amigurumis of their size go. The fox is regularly priced at $28 and the poke’ ball is $5, but you can get different size balls for different prices.

Overall, I recommend these. Christmas is coming up, and she has TONS of cute designs, including  a really neat set of the solar system.

Find her at thecraftpenguin.com!!!