Monday, October 18, 2010

CLOSED. Handmade Spotlight and Giveaway: Vieux Carre Bebe

Thanks to all who entered our first giveaway!  It was a great success and we're super excited to share more of our favorite etsy sellers with you.  This week we're featuring Tracy of Vieux Carre' Bebe.


Vieux Carre' Bebe features handmade apparel (pants, skirts, jumpers) and hair clips for little ones, as well as our favorite....Bebe Legs.  Bebe Legs are like leg warmers for babies....perfect for learning to crawl (gotta protect those knees!) and super convenient--making diaper changing a breeze.


Let's get to know a bit about the owner and creative mind behind Vieux Carre' Bebe, Tracy:


Tracy's first interest in sewing stemmed from her love for cloth diapering.  Having two little ones in diapers, she was hoping to start making cloth diapers on her own.
Tracy said:
"I soon found out that knit was my mortal enemy and can't sew with that slippery stuff to save my life!  So I started with baby legs and worked my way up to dresses, pinafores and ruffled bloomers.  I am totally self taught, I spent MANY nights reading and watching web clips on how to's.  Many mistakes later and Vieux Carre' Bebe was born."


You may be wondering....what exactly does "Vieux Carre' Bebe" mean?
"The name is french for 'Square Mile' which is also a term used for the french quarter in New Orleans.  I am born and raised Slidellian and hail from New Orleans.  (Across the Ponchatrain!)  I LOVE that city with all my heart and soul and wanted to create outfits that I used to see growing up in Louisiana.  Hence the name."




What's Tracy's life like, outside of sewing the world? 
"I am a stay at home mom to two of the most beautiful girls in the world.  Raegan is almost 3 and a complete nut.  Samantha is 15 months and my sweetheart snuggler.  I am married to a wonderful man named Richard who I met growing up.  I currently live just outside Orlando in a suburb named Ocoee.  I like Florida but miss my New Orleans sooooo much!"




This week we are giving away TWO pairs of Bebe Legs from Vieux Carre' Bebe to one of our lucky readers!!
Here's how to enter:
1. Follow our blog! Once you become a follower, just leave a comment below to let us know and also let us know what your favorite item from Vieux Carre' Bebe is.
2. Follow us on twitter…and again, just a quick comment to let us know you did (with your twitter user name) and tell us your favorite item from
Vieux Carre' Bebe.
3. If you’re already following the blog and our twitter—simply leave a comment, telling us what your favorite item from
Vieux Carre' Bebe is!
4. Once we tweet about the giveaway, you can re-tweet to gain an extra entry!

Multiple entries are allowed (if you want to follow the blog, AND our twitter AND re-tweet, go for it!)
This contest will run through October 22nd (Friday).  The winner will be chosen through a random number generator.



Good Luck!!

Manda & Jayme



P.S.  We would be SO grateful if you take a quick second (just 2 clicks!) and vote for us on Top Baby Blogs--just click the brown box below, then click again! Easy.  It's a great way for us to gain exposure for our blog and our shop so we can continue to promote other etsy sellers and bring you, the readers, more giveaways like these! 
We Are A Top Baby Blog

46 comments:

KeyserPublicity said...

I'm now a follower of miskabella. I've been a fan of Vieux Carre' Bebe for quite a while now, so to pick my favorite is hard! I would have to say either the reversible pinafore or the ruffle pants!

MommyTrenches said...

I'm a new follower! I love these baby legs. They are colorful but gender neutral! (Yes, I consider purple gender nuetral)
http://www.etsy.com/listing/57990408/vieux-carre-bebe-legs

mommytrenches at gmail dot com

MommyTrenches said...

I follow on twitter! and I DO love the button bobby pins, although I think I'd have to buy them for ME.. lol

mommytrenches at gmail dot com

MommyTrenches said...

I retweeted!

mommytrenches at gmail dot com

Julie said...

I follow your blog as jelaws5. I love this:http://www.etsy.com/listing/58503903/clearanced-24m-reversible-pinafore-set darling
thanks for the giveaway
aunteegem@yahoo.com

Pattie F. said...

I am a new follower (xmaswoman). I absolutely love the Tie Top Jumper. Too cute! Thanks.

xmaswoman at hotmail dot com

KatieCan86 said...

I'm a new follower and my favorite item is the Pinafore Set...its adorable!

katiecan86@yahoo.com

KatieCan86 said...

I'm following you on twitter as @katiecan86

katiecan86@yahoo.com

KatieCan86 said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/KatieCan86/status/27778025745

katiecan86@yahoo.com

A + M + S said...

I follow your blog!
My fav item is the thanksgiving twirl skirt :)

aleytac at hotmail dot com

Shannon said...

new follower and I like the tie top jumpers!


snaugle81@gmail.com

Shannon said...

twitter follower (kayleebucket) and my favorite is the tie top jumpers

snaugle81@gmail.com

Champagne Wisdom said...

What a great shop!! I have a baby girl due the end of this month and would LOVE to win these for her - I have a son, so we have nothing "girly" in our house yet!! I'm a follower and I also LOVE the Holiday Damask Print Ruffled Pants in the shop - I can't wait to go look around some more!!

jamieandandre at bellsouth dot net

Champagne Wisdom said...

Following you on twitter as @champagnewisdom - favorite item would be the little red damask pants!!

jamieandandre at bellsouth dot net

Champagne Wisdom said...

Tweet Tweet!

http://twitter.com/ChampagneWisdom/status/27833843104

jamieandandre at bellsouth dot net

deanna said...

GFC
fave: twirl skirt
deannalw47 @ hotmail.com
xoxoxo

Fellow Rover said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/56189026/yule-critters-twirl-skirt-ready-to-ship
this is perfect for my adorable niece!
khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

Fellow Rover said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/56189026/yule-critters-twirl-skirt-ready-to-ship
twitter follower as bellekhris
khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

Fellow Rover said...

favorite item is http://www.etsy.com/listing/56189026/yule-critters-twirl-skirt-ready-to-ship
khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

oona. said...

New follower with GFC (oona) and I love the Tiny Zoo Barrettes, totally adorable!
Thanks for the giveaway! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

oona. said...

Following you on Twitter too (@glasscastle) and I love the striped Baby legwarmers. (Also voted for you!)
Thanks for the giveaway! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

mamipdx said...

i gfc follow and i like the halloween twirl skirt.
shenais
divertida at fastmail dot fm

mamipdx said...

i twitter follow (@mamipdx) and i also like the polka dot pants- love the orange color!
shenais
divertida at fastmail dot fm

Kate said...

I'm a follower.
I like the Hooty Hoot Corduroy Twirl Skirt

JD said...

I can't pick a favorite! I love ALL of the leggings (and would love to win some too!)

Followed on both and voted!

Miranda said...

I am now a follower of your wonderful blog!

I adore the the baby legs. I currently do not own any and my 6 month old would love them!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/57990408/vieux-carre-bebe-legs

Thank you for the opportunity!

Miranda said...

YAY I am a new twitter follower!!

@luvlypeacock

My fav item is http://www.etsy.com/listing/57990408/vieux-carre-bebe-legs

EverydayChicNY said...

Ok, here goes....my favorite item is the argyle baby legs. I might be obsessed with baby legs in general!!!

EverydayChicNY said...

And I'm following you on twitter as EverydayChicNY - I'm still loving the baby legs!!

Julie said...

I am a follower (vbbrunette408) and i like the yule fabric in a jumper
vbbrunette408@aim.com

Julie said...

follow on twitter and like the yule trees fabric with a jumper
vbbrunette408@aim.com

Julie said...

tweeted - http://twitter.com/jgrimbe2/status/28022721888
vbbrunette408@aim.com

meeyeehere said...

I follow and I like the OWL bobby pins,so cute!!I love owls!
jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

meeyeehere said...

follow on twitter@meeyeehere
Bobby pins owl
jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

Amy said...

I follow your blog and like the tie top jumpers!

amylrobinson81 at yahoo dot com

Amy said...

I follow you on twitter (amylrobinson81)

amylrobinson81 at yahoo dot com

Linda said...

I follow on GFC (Linda R) and I love the Tie Top Jumper in the Hot pink zebra print

lyromero77 at yahoo dot com

Linda said...

I follow on twitter @luvlybrunette77
and I also like the embellished sequin baby or toddler snap hair clips the heart ones

lyromero77 at yahoo dot ocm

Linda said...

re-tweet:
http://twitter.com/byhandgiveaways/status/27803011169

lyromero77 at yahoo dot com

Michelle said...

Hooty Hoot Corduroy Twirl Skirt is my favorite! Following with Google Friend Connect
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

Michelle said...

Hooty Hoot Corduroy Twirl Skirt is my favorite!
Following you on twitter as mrsmchappell
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

athompson said...

im a follower and i love the Holiday Damask Print Ruffled Pants! they are adorable!
thompson_tanda@yahoo.com

Kristen said...

following you on twitter as @kris10mac

Kristen said...

following your blog now too! And I am loving the ruffle pants. They are precious.

Sam said...

I follow the blog and I love the ruffle pants (the orange is adorable)!
samanthadoerfler at hotmail dot com

Craftysarah said...

I'm a follower now and I love theSaints Twirl Skirt