Sunday, February 17, 2008

Hippity Hop

Peter Cottontail. This little shirt reminds me of the precious Beatrix Potter series about the curious little rabbit. What a perfect little tee for spring. I love Easter and what it stands for. Rebirth & Life. I am certain that I will be reminded of the rebirth and life that is all around as the snow begins to melt and the trees begin to bloom. What better way to usher in the season than with this little cotton tail embroidered on a t-shirt for your little one? Available in long and short sleeved as well as a wide array of color choices. Email me today to snag one for your curious little rabbit!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Sunshine and Sand

Since I am dreaming of sunshine and sand, I thought I'd highlight another coastal necessity. These paisley beach towels will make you the hippest chick on the beach. Add either your name or monogram to the towel so no one will "mistakenly" walk off with your preppy paisley towel.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Let's Head to the Beach!

This bag makes me want to don my flip flops and sarong!

What a better way to carry all of your beachy needs than with this flip flop tote? It is the perfect size for a towel, bottle of water, a great chick lit selection, and your ipod.

Even if you are still in the duldrums of winter (like me) carry this bag to the gym to get you motivated for swim suit season! It is also one of my top selling bridesmaid gifts.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

The Preppy Bridesmaid

The great thing about getting married are all of the fun details that go along with the wedding! One of those details is the bridesmaid gift. These 100% cotton waffle weave cosmetic bags make great gifts. Give as a stand alone gift or fill with jewlery to be worn during the wedding or a spa gift certificate to get ensure your maids' fingers and toes are in tip top shape for your day.

Embelish the bags with names or monograms that coordinate with your wedding colors and you've picked a personal gift to give each of the girls who will help to make "your big day" special. Each bag is 8x7 and easily fits cosmetics, tolietries, ipod accessories, the options are endless!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Recent Projects 1

Here is a peek at what I have been working on today!
Appliqued Burp Cloths--whale and dino packaged and ready to be mailed.

Lime Seersucker Lunchbox with Curlz font

Blue lamb lovie. Frankie written in Child's Play

Light blue footed sleeper ($32) with circle monogram (email for ordering details)
Light blue and white pin dot 100% soft knit cotton blanket. Monogrammed at the corner.
Embroidered Bib and Burp set with Cade dot font
Cherries appliqued bib with name in Amelie font.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Rules of Monogramming

Monogram (noun) sign of identity usually formed of the combined initials of a name.

According to Webster, a monogram is a sign of identity. What better way is there to identify yourself? I am often asked about the appropriate order of a person’s or couple’s initials when creating a monogram. With this post I hope to shed some light on traditional and modern monograms.
In the 19th and early 20th centuries the rules for monogramming were simple. Sarah Riching Woodall would easily recognize her monogram as

The earliest female monograms had the first name initial on the left, middle name initial on the right and last name initial larger in the center. This monogram is still used most often today. As monograms began to cross gender lines the traditional male monogram emerged as having the letters of equal size in order of first initial, middle initial, and last initial. This monogram is still used today by both males and females. The monogram for Steven Niles Woodall would read

As times have changed so have the traditional monogramming rules. It is quite common to see a “joint monogram” for couples. The join monogram for Sarah & Niles Woodall would read.

Typically, the female’s first initial is on the left, the male’s first initial is on the right and their last name initial is larger in the center. Another common, more modern monogram is the Block Monogram in which the first initial and middle initial are stacked on top of each other to the left of a larger last name initial. Of course, the block monogram can also be used as a joint monogram as well with either all lowercase or all uppercase letters.

It is also quite common to embroider names. The name can be in a countless number of fonts, adorned by a variety of different designs, the creativity is endless!

Sunday, February 3, 2008


I am so excited to have this blog up and running! Let me take a few words to introduce myself for those of you that don't know me....

After spending four years in the classroom as a seventh grade science teacher, I longed to change careers. Using my innate love for all things “crafty” and a new nephew as inspiration I began making burp cloths with fancy little fabrics, cute ribbons and finished them off with classic monograms. Soon, I was traveling around the southeast searching for the cutest fabrics, most unique ribbons and highest quality burp cloths.
Before I knew it, business began chirping along and in a few short months Monogram Chick hatched! I am so proud of Monogram Chick and what it has become and am excited to see what it will be. I strive to create an expanded selection of unique personalized items using the highest quality components so that each customer receives a uniquely personalized item.
With this blog I plan to highlight new items and give you gift giving ideas to make you the hit of the next baby shower, wedding shower or birthday party!

Please check back often for updates and ideas...and definately share this link with all of your friends!