Friday, June 26, 2009

CLOSED: Fab Friday Giveaway: Whimsy Couture

{Don't forget! Still time to enter the Peaches & Palm Trees giveaway (ends Monday) and the twin's giveaway (ends today)!}

This week Denise behind the adorable Etsy store, Whimsy Couture, is my featured Fab Friday gifter. I've loved getting to know Denise over the past few weeks. She is incredibly kind, generous, and, of course, creative! Denise derives inspiration from her kids, nature, all the beautiful fabrics and colors.


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

This week Denise is extending a special TWENTY PERCENT OFF her store for all Monkeys on the Bed! readers!
I told you she was generous!

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
5 extra entries for purchasing something from Denise's store (please leave five separate comments)--use your "monkeysonthebed" code and get 20% off!

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

The fine print:

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.

159 people think...:

momof3munchkins said...

I love the delectable cupcake skirt!

The Krull Family said...

I really really like the custom dog sillouette shirt, so darling!

The Krull Family said...

Made Whimsy Couture a favorite of mine on Etsy!

momof3munchkins said...

I tweeted! https://twitter.com/momof3munchkins/status/2345062906

momof3munchkins said...

I follow your blog

Melissa said...

I love the Little Fish Strappy Dress, so cute!

Melissa said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/JanuaryWish/status/2345150126

Melissa said...

I'm a follower.

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

I really love those personalized letter shirts. Really cute! Great giveaway. Thanks!

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/livinglocurto/status/2345529779

Kim said...

LOVE: WHIMSY COUTURE sewing pattern tutorial ebook for LADIES pillowcase TO

Kim said...

subscribe

Tj and Amy said...

I love the Yellow or Aqua Gauze Ruffle Dress vintage inspired Custom Boutique. amsbolda@hotmail.com

Tj and Amy said...

I follow u. amsbolda@hotmail.com

Tj and Amy said...

I subscribe. amsbolda@hotmail.com

Tj and Amy said...

I tweeted. amsbolda@hotmail.com

http://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/2346085985

Tj and Amy said...

I follow denise's blog now. amsbolda@hotmail.com

Katy Montgomery said...

Loved the apron. The girls dresses were presh, but I have a boy!

notworthwriting said...

i like the delectable cupcake skirt!

notworthwriting said...

i follow you

lil miss' mama said...

I love her shop and especially the Vintage inspired white cotton outfit with lacy bloomers and knot bubble top!

lil miss' mama said...

I subscribe, you goofy!

lil miss' mama said...

i made whimsy couture a favorite on etsy!

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

Oh I am so lovin' this little shop!! The vintage inspired lacy ruffle pants are my favorite!!!

Melissa said...

Love the delectable cupcake outfit!! So cute! I wish she did boy clothes too.

Tj and Amy said...

daily tweet on sat. amsbolda@hotmail.com

Courtney said...

She has such great stuff. I love the burp cloth and onesie set, it would be a great shower gift!

Melissa said...

Daily tweet: http://twitter.com/LilahBean/status/2363438083

Amy said...

I love the DIY pillowcase dress

Amy said...

I now follow your blog!

Becca said...

I made it a favorite on etsy :-)

Becca said...

and I think the litle outfit with the matching top and pants (the initial or bday) are SO SO cute - although i love it all!

Becca said...

do i get an extra entry for following your blog even if I've already been following it forever and a day? :-) i love it!

Tj and Amy said...

daily tweet on sun. amsbolda@hotmail.com

http://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/2372225077

Melissa said...

Daily tweet: http://twitter.com/LilahBean/status/2373191164

Melissa said...

I like the birthday outfits. Think of how cute the birthday pictures would look and in the future you would never have a problem remembering which birthday you were celebrating!

Melissa said...

I'm a follower.

I know! How perfect would that have been if i got a great wedding shot at my sisters wedding for the I heart faces tomorrow! But I didn't take pictures! I was too busy running around with everything else! So i'm looking back at my other wedding pictures but i'm not coming up with much.
It'll be fun to see your wedding photo! You always pick good ones!

Hana said...

Since we are headed to Disneyworld next weekend I love the Mickey Mouse top for my daughter! Perfect!

luvmybabyblue@yahoo.com

Hana said...

I added Whimsy Couture to my faves on etsy (MaeBelleOriginals)

luvmybabyblue@yahoo.com

Hana said...

I follow!

Chelsey said...

The Whimsical Butterflies Peasant Dress is so pretty. Thanks for the giveaway! mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chelsey said...

I hearted Whimsy Couture! Yeslech. Thanks again...

Chelsey said...

I'm a subscriber! mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Michelle said...

My favorite is the Freshcut Heather Bailey Knot dress! Love it. Thanks for the chance to win.

Michelle said...

Follower.

Adorebynat said...

Love this CITY SUMMER Knot Top or Dress Avocado Red Damask

Adorebynat said...

Your blog follower

Adorebynat said...

favorite her shop under my natsupplies.etsy.com shop

Adorebynat said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/adorebynat/status/2386423433

Adorebynat said...

Follow her blog :-)

Pam said...

Love the CITY SUMMER Knot Top or Dress Avocado Red Damask - gorgeous!

melacan at hotmail dot com

Pam said...

Favourtie etsy store - melacan

melacan at hotmail dot com

Pam said...

following whimsy couture blog.

melacan at hotmail dot com

Pam said...

following you

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Christy Lee said...

The little fish strappy dress...thank you for the giveaway!

Christy

sheridesthatbigredhonda@yahoo.com

Tj and Amy said...

daily tweet on mon. amsbolda@hotmail.com

http://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/2388086858

Melissa said...

Daily tweet: http://twitter.com/LilahBean/status/2389484618

JanuaryWish AT verizon DOT net

kenziesmum said...

My favorite item is the city summer knot top/dress.

zooscapejennifer@rogers.com

Wehaf said...

I love the Onesie and Burp Cloth Gift set!


urchiken at gmail dot com

kenziesmum said...

I made Whimsy Couture an Etsy favorite!

zooscapejennifer@rogers.com

kenziesmum said...

I tweeted this giveaway! http://twitter.com/kenziesmum2009/statuses/2389862059

zooscapejennifer@rogers.com

kenziesmum said...

I follow Denise's blog!

zooscapejennifer@rogers.com

kenziesmum said...

I subscribe to your blog!

zooscapejennifer@rogers.com

Dj and Ashley said...

I follow your blog

djandashleyparkes.blogspot.com

Dj and Ashley said...

I love the bowtie onesie!

Lauren said...

OH I like the Little Fish Strappy Dress, adorable!

Lauren said...

I follow

TopHat said...

My favorite is the Vintage inspired Lacy Double Ruffle Pants. Cute!

TopHat said...

I favorited the store!

TopHat said...

I follow Denise's blog.

TopHat said...

I follow your blog

JC said...

I love the Initial Monogram Birthday Disney Party Dots Mickey Mouse Top!

itsonlyjc (at) hotmail (dot) com

Cherry Blossoms said...

I love the Whimsical Butterfly dress!

CherryBlossomsDesign at hotmail

Cherry Blossoms said...

Shes on my favorites list on Etsy!

CherryBlossomsDesign

CherryBlossomsDesign at hotmail

Cherry Blossoms said...

I follow your blog!

CherryBlossomsDesign at hotmail

Cherry Blossoms said...

I twittered:
http://twitter.com/CherryBlossBaby/status/2396704525

CherryBlossomsDesign at hotmail

Cherry Blossoms said...

I follow the Whimsy Couture Blog!

CherryBlossomsDesign at hotmail

Kara said...

I really like the CITY SUMMER Knot Top or Dress Avocado Red Damask . Super outfit and would look awesome on my daughter lil_lolas@hotmail.com

Kara said...

I follow your blog lil_lolas@hotmail.com

Kara said...

I follow denises blog too lil_lolas@hotmail.com

Kara said...

I made an account at etsy and made whimsy coutour a favorite (evyready)

Jennifer said...

My favorite item is the Amy Butler dress with the sash.

Jennifer said...

I added Whimsey Couture as a favorite store. My user name is OhMyCookies.

Jennifer said...

I follow Denise's blog. (wenebara)

Jennifer said...

I tweeted about the giveaway.

http://twitter.com/wenebara/statuses/2400142358

Dorky Val said...

I like the onesie with the burp cloth because my baby is still a baby!

Dorky Val said...

I follow denise's blog

Dorky Val said...

I'm a follower!

The Dreamer said...

I like the bowtie onesie!

addeviant006 at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

daily tweet: http://twitter.com/LilahBean/status/2403795066

Tj and Amy said...

daily tweet on tue. amsbolda@hotmail.com

http://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/2403965337

AmandaSue said...

Retro Glory PATRIOTIC Pillowcase Twirl Dress is really pretty and I love the bright colours and the cute daisies! Thanks for entering me into this giveaway.
unforgetable_dreamer_always(at)hotmail.com

HomeMadeOriginals said...

So many cute items. I do love the birthday shirts: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24609719

You're in my Etsy favorites too.

HomeMadeOriginals said...

I tweeted too:http://twitter.com/HMOriginals

Nad said...

I like the Freshcut Heather Bailey Knot dress!

treflea4 at gmail dot com

Nad said...

I follow your blog.

treflea4 at gmail dot com

Nad said...

I made Whimsy Couture a favorite store on Etsy.

treflea4 at gmail dot com

Nad said...

I follow Denise's blog.

treflea4 at gmail dot com

Abby said...

I love it! I also love the Freshcut Heather Bailey Knot dress

peters.ab0124(at)gmail.com

Katrina said...

i think the Tickled Pink Peasant is super cute

Stephanie said...

Such beautiful items! I just adore etsy!

My favorite item from Whimsy Couture is probably the plain white peasant dress. There's something so pretty and pure about little kids dressed all in white. Either of my girls would look gorgeous in it.

Suzanne said...

I love the Retro Glory PATRIOTIC Pillowcase Twirl Dress. My niece would look adorable in this dress. She was born on the 4th of July, so it's perfect!

Suzanne said...

I added Whimsy Couture to my favorites on Etsy.

http://kiddo47.etsy.com

Suzanne said...

I tweeted about the giveaway.

http://twitter.com/kiddo47/status/2414182688

sgregg78 at yahoo dot com

Suzanne said...

I follow Denise's blog.

sgregg78 at yahoo dot com

Suzanne said...

I follow your blog.

sgregg78 at yahoo dot com

Scrapjackie said...

I love the pink zebra chic outfit!

scrapjackie at yahoo dot com

Scrapjackie said...

I follow your blog

scrapjackie at yahoo dot com

Scrapjackie said...

I have Whimsy Couture as a fav store on Esty!

scrapjackie at yahoo dot com

The Bragging Mommy said...

I love the Delectable Cupcake Birthday Set with Ruffle Pants! I have always loved pinkand brown together, sooo adorable!

thebraggingmommy(at)gmail(dot)com

The Bragging Mommy said...

I tweeted this giveaway!http://twitter.com/braggingmommy/status/2414771552

thebraggingmommy(at)gmail(dot)com

The Bragging Mommy said...

I follow Denise's Blog

thebraggingmommy(at)gmail(dot)com

The Bragging Mommy said...

I follow Monkeys on the bed

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Stacy said...

I like the Retro Glory Patriotic dress.

spearmint baby said...

fav item is the Peasant Dress!
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spearmint baby said...

follow your blog!!
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spearmint baby said...

follow denise's blog!!
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Tj and Amy said...

daily tweet on wed. amsbolda@hotmail.com
http://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/2420633936

Jen said...

I love the Little Fish strappy dress!!

Melissa said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/LilahBean/status/2423378961

Saving in Style said...

So cute! I would love to win this for my soon to be FIRST niece!! The Tickled Pink Peasant Top is my favorite item - so cute!

jamieandandre at bellsouth dot net

Saving in Style said...

Added Whimsy Couture to my Etsy favorites - username is jchampagne

jamieandandre at bellsouth dot net

Saving in Style said...

Tweeted!

http://twitter.com/SavinginStyle/status/2432325667

jamieandandre at bellsouth dot net

I am Lee-Ann... said...

I love this:
Little Fish Strappy Dress 6m 9m 12m 18m 24m 2t 3t 4t 5t

I am Lee-Ann... said...

Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/gordy93/status/2432416080

I am Lee-Ann... said...

I follow.

I am Lee-Ann... said...

I added them on my Etsy Favs.

I am Lee-Ann... said...

Following their blog.

Tj and Amy said...

daily tweet on thur. amsbolda@hotmail.com
http://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/2437316478

Melissa said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/LilahBean/status/2437310289

JanuaryWish(at)verizon(dot)net

Carla said...

My favourite is the Whimsical Butterflies Peasant Dress

Carla said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/QUE_UP/status/2438308983

Rachel said...

I love the freshcut Heather Bailey knot dress. Beautiful fabric and so girly!

Rachel said...

I made whimsy couture a favorite on etsy

Rachel said...

I am following Denise's blog.

Rachel said...

I am following Monkeys on the Bed blog.

Carla said...

I entered earlier but blogger wasn't letting me add any followers at the time. I am now followign monkeys on the bed

Carla said...

I am following Denise's blog

ReggieMann said...

My favorite item is the Rainbow Fishys Strappy Top/Dress and Bloomers

ReggieM1961 (at) gmail (dot) com

Tj and Amy said...

daily tweet on fri.amsbolda@hotmail.com
http://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/2453809066

Whimsical Creations said...

Love the Custom Boutique Amy Butler Dress with Sash.
=D melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Whimsical Creations said...

I added her to my favorites. (melaniescrafts)
=D melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Whimsical Creations said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/MelaniesCrafts/status/2459272084

=D melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Whimsical Creations said...

subscriber


=D melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Tuesday Girl said...

I heart the delectable cupcake outfit!

Tuesday Girl said...

favorited it on etsy!

Rachel said...

Daily Bonus Entry: I like the whimsical bow twirl dress pattern.

Rachel said...

Purchased patterns from whimsy couture.

Rachel said...

Bonus entry #2: purchased from whimsy couture

Rachel said...

Bonus Entry #3: purchased patterns from whimsy couture

Rachel said...

Bonus Entry #4: purchased item from whimsy couture

Rachel said...

Bonus Entry #5: purchased item from whimsy couture

Melissa said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/LilahBean/status/2462580399

JanuaryWish at verizon dot net

Tj and Amy said...

daily tweet on sat. amsbolda@hotmail.com
http://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/2469109057

Melissa said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/LilahBean/status/2473802512

JanuaryWish at verizon dot net

TZel said...

I like the Tickled Pink Peasant Top for my little one- she loves pink!
Thank you

Quilting Diva said...

the dog breed shirt is adorable! Love that Amy Butler fabric too :)

quiltingdiva@ymail.com

Quilting Diva said...

I added WhimsyCouture as a favorite shop :)

quiltingdiva.etsy.com

Xenia said...

I think the CITY SUMMER Knot Top or Dress Avocado Red Damask is adorable!

Thanks!
xpsundell at gmail dot com