Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Tots on Tuesdays No. 12 -- Featuring Little Beanz

It's late afternoon here in California, and I am only just getting to our Tots on Tuesdays segment today. It seems like my posts just keep getting later, so I apologize. We have been so busy getting ready for our little addition to our family who will be joining us around the end of the month. We're so excited! You can read more about it at An Archer, A Fair Queen, and Two Knights.

Congratulations to Terri, who has won the $20 Gift Certificate from Vintage Sweet Peas! Thanks Lisa, for being so generous with your giveaway. Thank you to those of you who commented.

Today we are featuring an Etsy shop that I have just adored for some time now: Little Beanz. Crystal, of Little Beanz, creates some of the cutest art prints for kids, that I have seen!

Here's a little background on Little Beanz and Crystal:
I am an artist/animator turned work at home mother, of one incredibly awesome little girl, named Avie. Since her birth in January of 2007, my main goal was to restructure my career so that I could work from home and maximize the amount of time spent with my "little bean." I've always fancied anything even remotely cutesy....in fact, I should have a head full of cavities due to the amount of which I adore "sweetness." I've worked on several different children's animated series as an animator and character designer and children's illustration has always been right up my alley. I thought it would be interesting to create a series of little kids, each with their very own look, personality and charm, allowing the viewer to find something endearing and familiar in at least one, if not more, of my little beanz. Some have a muse behind them, and some are created purely from my imagination. I have a long string of ideas so expect to see many more little darlings as the weeks go on.

Crystal, I only wish that I had half the artistic talent that you have! You have been blessed with some great ability!
Today, Crystal is offering up one of her gorgeous prints for our giveaway. The great thing about this, is that you get to choose whichever print you want! So go look at Crystal's shop, Little Beanz, and come back here and let us know which one you would choose if you won!
To enter, simply visit Little Beanz, choose which print you would get if you won, and come back here and leave one comment about it. Please make sure we have a valid and easy way to get ahold of you. This giveaway is open worldwide. Deadline to enter is Monday, May 12th at Midnight PST.
Don't forget, you can enter to win a $20 Amazon.com gift certificate from us here at The Downtown Boutique! Just click HERE.
Have a great day!


julie king said...

i love this artist! all of her work in her etsy shop is just adorable. if i must choose just one as my favorite it would be the allie and olivia:


i love how the warm glow of the lightning bugs circles the girls with light.

Sarah Fischer said...

I love the Lexi Print. It's so cute with the little girl and a big bubble!

Sarah F

Anonymous said...

I like the Purple Victoria Print


Susan said...

The Kegan print reminds me so much of my son! Love it!

Jill @ Live, Laugh, Blog said...

These are all precious! I love the Daisy and Faith ones.
I'm adding her to my favorites. Thanks!
jill @ livelaughblog . com

Karin said...

Daisy print-- very nice!!

Danielle said...

The daisy print is my fav.


Andrea said...

I love the Melanie Print!

windycindy said...

She does magical work with her prints. They have such personality! I really like the "Allie and Olivia"
Print. The picture has a magical air about it! Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks,Cindi

julie said...

the "mommy print" my daughter loves giraffes and wants to grow up to be a giraffe vet!
3beez at bellsouth dot net

Daniela6968 said...

The Victoria print in purple. Its so cute. Thanks!! daniela6968(at)gmail(dot)com

Ginny said...

The mommy print is just adorable. My 2nd love is Faith, too cute!

Shelly said...

I love the Jodie print - looks like my daughter playing with her dolls

Terri Fisher said...

All of her prints are adorable, but I think I'm partial to the Sophia print. If I'm ever able to adopt a little girl to add to my four boys, that would be her name...and I love blowing bubbles!

tfisher83 AT myexcel DOT com