After earning a degree in business management, Denise realized her true passion was designing. She began creating Barbie dresses and then began making things for pets of all kinds! Isn't that fun? I think Churchill would look fun in something whimsical...not sure what he'd think about that, though! In September of 2004 her first child was born so she turned her love of designing doll and pet cloths to baby clothes.
Want to know how she came up with the fun name for her store? Denise's favorite things to make are anything whimsical! She loves appliques, ruffles, and mixing fabrics. But, you will also find very classic, timeless garments in solid colors in Whimsy Couture.
Now, I'll admit--sometimes I'll look at Etsy stores and think I could make the stuff I see. Well, I will never be as creative or an accomplished enough seamstress to sew the beautiful items at Whimsy Couture. But if you think you are, today is your lucky day--as if Denise wasn't busy enough, she started offering sewing tutorials as well! Now you can make the items in Denise's store without guessing the dimenions, etc. How genius!Now to the fun part--seeing Denise's fabulous creations:
She makes the most adorable appliqued shirts
and sweet sweet twirly skirts:
thinking about heading to Disney? Dress your cuties in these outfits:
Now to some of my favorite items in her shop: her initial or birthday number tops and coordinating accessories and bottoms!
does it get much cuter?
Want it right now? Buy It!!!
You can find Denise's items at Whimsy Couture
If you'd like to buy something from Whimsy Couture now is the time--use code "monkeysonthebed" to receive 20% back on your purchase (as Etsy doesn't "do" coupon codes, Denise will refund 20% of your product costs, pre-shipping, back to your account)
Want to try your luck? Win It!!!
Denise is generously giving away an initial/birthday number shirt. She can make them from size 6m (onesie) 12m t-shirt and up to size 7 girls. The winner will choose an initial or birthday number in a print of their choice! How fun is that?
How to enter!!!
For the mandatory first entry: Visit Whimsy Couture and leave me a comment telling me your favorite item.
Once you've left the first mandatory entry you can leave separate comments for doing any of the above:
1 extra entry for making Whimsy Couture a favorite Etsy store (you need to have an account to do this)
1 extra entry/DAY for tweeting this giveaway. Leave a comment with your permalink (just click on the time and you'll get a new url) Please tweet:
Win a Birthday or Initial tee from the Fabulous Etsy store Whimsy Couture @monkeysonthebed http://tinyurl.com/lc7a3h
1 extra entry for following Denise's blog
1 extra entry for either following my blog OR subscribing to it
Daily Bonus Entry -- one extra entry for coming back each day and commenting on a different item that you love from Whimsy Couture Please preface this entry with "Daily bonus entry" or even a simple "DBE" will do! I just need to know it is a different comment for a different day
This giveaway is open to the residents of the USA and Canada, aged 18 and older. The giveaway will end sometime on Saturday, July 4th. You must leave the mandatory comment before receiving extra entries. You must leave a way for me to contact you with each entry! I will draw a winner via a Random Integer Generator and announce the winner on this blog and email the winner as well. If the winner does not reply to me within 48 hours, I will draw a second winner. I reserve the right to delete your entry if you do not follow the rules listed above.