Tuesday, November 30, 2010

$1000 from Rayovac

In a few words you can tell Rayovoc how you (or your mom) Rock the Holidays and be entered to win $1000 Cash!

How to win:

  1. “Like” Rayovac on Facebook:
  2. Go to, complete the entry form and at their option, tell Rayovac in 120 words or less how you (or your mom) rocks the holidays.

Grand Prize: Three (3) Lucky winners will win $1,000 cash from Rayovac.

Runner Up Prizes: Twenty (20) First Place Prize winners will receive a Rayovac Jam kit including a Paper Jamz guitar, drum, amp and guitar strap as well as 2 packs of Rayovac Alkaline AAA 24 packs (prize package valued at $90).

The sweepstakes runs through Monday, December 5th.

Good luck!

Monday, November 29, 2010

My Etsy Buy

Leather Gator Embossed Cuff Bracelet by Richard Moorer

I was shopping around for a good quality, not-terribly-expensive leather cuff. I wanted something that had a little bit of an edge to it without being too Sons of Anarchy (though I would do most anything for Jax Teller, don't get me started on that guy!). While the Etsy shop has an eclectic grouping of items, I loved the leather work & especially this Gator Cuff.

With the few clicks of the keyboard & a few days of shipping, I had my bracelet. And it was too big. My fault, not the artists. With just a simple request, he was kind enough to fix the bracelet for me so it now fits snugly.

Let me just say the bracelet is absolutely beautiful! Richard was awesome to work with & I have made the bracelet a wardrobe staple. I'm also loving the alligator key fob (not pictured) which is nicer than some of the very expensive designer brand fobs I've owned in years passed.

The top of the Cuff

The inside with artists signature & original piece number.
I love this added bit of detail!

Fits nice & snug!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Holiday Shopping Fun!

I've never been one to wait outside of the stores for Black Friday deals (well, maybe for the Wii - which I eventually got & still L-O-V-E), I prefer to do most of my shopping online. And as the proprietor of an online shop, I am very excited to be participating in some excellent holiday savings!

Wild & Precious
If you have not visited Wild & Precious before, grab a soda & some popcorn. You'll love scrolling through this blog with dreamy pictures of weddings, apparel & art.

Morning Star Loft was chosen to be one of the highlighted vendors! And we are offering a special discount of 15% to those who visit Wild & Precious. Click the link below for the coupon code:

I am very excited to be apart of EtsyBABY, a gifted group of Etsy artists focused on baby & toddler items. EtsyBABY is hosting it's 3rd Annual Candee Cayne Hide N Seek Holiday Hunt! Morning Star Loft will be offering FREE SHIPPING on any order (big or small!) if you order an item with the hidden Candee Cayne logo!

Happy Thanksgiving & happy shopping! I'd love to hear about your favorite online & in-store bargains or shopping horror stories.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Awesome Giveaways in the Blogosphere

There are some really fantastic giveaways going on right now. Some of these would really help with your holiday shopping - or just make for a good gift to yourself!

Here are my favorites:

Adding new items everyday until November 30th!

Everything Up Close
Giving away a Nescafe Dolce Gusto - this would be a keep-for-me holiday gift!

I frequent this blog weekly!

I'd love to hear if you entered & what you are hoping to win! Good luck!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Mama of Trades is celebrating her 100th Twitter Follower by giving away a Morning Star Loft onesie of your choice! Maybe you want one of my new designs?

Like this Flamingo:

or the Grizzly from the Big Game Collection:

or a customizable My Brothers/Sisters/Siblings Drool - you pick the dogs!
Enter at Mama of All Trades today - giveaway winner announced November 15th.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

In Florida, Flamingos Deliver Baby Girls

That was the theme I came up with for my sister's baby shower. My sister is a lover of all things pink & girly (even her engagement ring has pink sapphires!), while I am the blue sister (my engagement ring is a tanzanite!). It was only fitting for her baby shower that these vibrant pink birds adorn everything, including the invitations & diaper cake!

Well, this set is for my sister & even though her little girl was born in Pennsylvania, I'm pretty sure a Flamingo made the trip for her!

includes one of each color

Also available individually ($12)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Drawn Butter is Extra

I am a Florida girl, but when it comes to lobster, I'm a fan of the cold water variety. One Fall, many moons ago, the Myer family took a camping trip to New Hampshire. During that trip, we got to visit Santa's village, dodge skunks, do some trout fishing & enjoy the biggest Maine lobster in Maine. Surely, Mom has the pictures of that fantastic crustacean.

This onesie is a tribute to my favorite ocean delicacy - a shiny red lobster set on an ocean of turquoise. Shinier & more blue in person! Draw your own butter.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Morning Star Loft joins Facebook!

After much procrastination, m*l finally has a Facebook Fan Page. There are lots of pics, sneak peeks, giveaway announcements & - my favorite - customer photos. I hope you will join in as a new Follower!

...and stay tuned, new designs are in the works! They might just be my most favorite onesies yet!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Flavor of Fall

I love looking at the Etsy front page. So many pretty pictures & beautiful items! I'm always wowed by the craftsmanship & artistry of the paintings, clothing & baubles. But I feel the front page has been lacking something lately, something so very fall - baked goods! Pumpkin treats, caramel apples, the smell of cinnamon & mulling spices - all things that make you want to enjoy the crisp air & take in Fall.

So here is my Flavor of Fall Treasury to tickle your tastebuds!

Would you like to see this on the Etsy Front Page?
Then please visit Flavor of Fall & click on some of the items.
Thank you bakers & candy makers for making our mouths water!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Things that go BUMP in the night - Halloween Giveaway!

The fabulously entertaining blog, 3 Pugs & a Baby is hosting my latest giveaway. With Halloween around the corner, this giveaway is all about things that go bump in the night. Spectacular as she may be, Lady Gaga is definitely a mysterious creature. And it's never Halloween without the creepy crawly collection!

Check out the blog for your chance to win one:
Baby Gaga Onesie

Baby Gaga Toddler T

The Beetles Onesie

The Beetles Toddler T

There are lots of ways to enter at the blog. Winner announce on Wednesday. Good luck & Happy Halloween!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

A milestone to say the least!

My adventure as an Etsy seller began in January of 2010 with my first sale January 7th. Funny because "7" days always have a special meaning to me. My husband's bday is on the 7th, my birthday is the 17th and we were married on the 27th day in 2007. I should have realized that was a good sign, but I never could have imagined this kind of success.

Morning Star Loft began as a hobby & has blossomed into something more. My real life job has me very busy - especially now where I have to be out of town during most of the week, only leaving me the weekends to design. I'm definitely looking into ways to improve my efficiency, without loosing my artistic integrity. I will be sure to let you all know how this new method progresses.

And one more bit of good news - I have been contacted by a trendy art gallery/boutique that is interested in selling some of my onesies! I'm over-the-moon excited & can't wait to get their order together & announce all the details here once they've been finalized.

To all my fans, family, friends & customers - THANK YOU! for your support & patronage. And while this blog is a little quiet right now, you can always reach me via email:

And the 100th sale?The Bob Dylan Forever Young onesie
now on its way to The Big Apple, New York, NY

Monday, April 26, 2010


Confession: I like shoes. I like athletic shoes just as much as wedges, knee high boots & stilettos. I love long, dangly earrings & my collection of pearl studs. I like purses okay enough. But clutches? Those I love!

So I jumped all over the giveaway from Dear Lillie. The question: which clutch?

The Gatsby
The Estella

I love the whispy feathers of the Gatsby & soon it will be mine! picked my post #116!

I'm attending a wedding in a few weeks & now have the perfect purse. Now to find the dress to go with it.

The Dear Lillie website is bookmark worthy. In the shop you'll find great clothing & accessories, at the blog you'll get a peek inside the designer's beautiful home. Enjoy! Maybe pick up a clutch of your own.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Gaga Ooh La La

Etsy has this really fun section called the Treasury. An Etsy Treasury is a member-compiled collection of items that usually share a common theme. The Treasuries often end up on the front page of Etsy - a highly coveted position.

I got a great surprise tonight when I was notified that SqueakyBroncoLibz had included my Free Bitch Baby Onesie in her Treasury titled "Gaga Ooh La La!" It's a really fun collection of all great handmade Lady Gaga inspired items. I've so enjoyed producing the Lady Gaga Onesies & T's, it was great to get a little nod from a fellow Etsian.

Click the picture to visit the Treasury & these Lady Gaga items up close.

Take a stroll through the Treasury, you'll be awed at the fun collections.

Check out the Samantha Fascinator & other feathery finds
at Sprightly Strands Boutique

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Bob Dylan Forever Young Onesie

I had a custom order request for a special onesie featuring Bob Dylan. Immediately one Dylan song sprang to mind - "Forever Young." Dylan wrote this song as a father & I imagine the words to be true for any parent.

Here is the song:
May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for youMay you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.

May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be trueMay you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful
And may your song always be sung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.

Bob Dylan Forever Young Onesie or Toddler Tshirt (both $8)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Baby Gaga Collection

If you know me, you know I am a big fan of Lady Gaga. Her music keeps me running and singing in the car (with the windows rolled up!). Last year, I was lucky enough to see her at the Ritz Ybor in Tampa, standing on the floor just 12 ft from the stage. What a fun show! If you have the chance to go, you absolutely should! I know ticket prices have jumped, but it's a fantastic show that won't disappoint. Lady Gaga is a spectacular performer & goes all out for her fans.

The new tour is underway & it is time for some new designs. Inspiration came from a source very near to Lady Gaga. However, I don't want to reveal the customer's identity & ruin any surprises. Hopefully, I'll have more on this later. :)

So, first up in the collection, the original "Baby Gaga." This picture of my niece wearing the original Baby Gaga has been seen on a few blogs in the webosphere. She's such a doll!

Baby Gaga Onesie ($14)

Lady Gaga has lovingly dubbed her beloved fans her "Little Monsters." Let your pop prince or princess shine as the newest & Littlest Monster. Black lettering with a dusting of disco stick silver glitter.

Littlest Monster ($12)

And the newest & cheekiest onesie of all "Free Bitch Baby." The lightning bolt sunglasses & sparkling red lips with lyrics from the smash hit, Bad Romance. A bold statement for sure!

Free Bitch Baby ($14)

Click on pictures for more pics and how to buy.

Where has Baby Gaga been seen?
BWS tips button
Even an Italian blog!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Giveaway Winner - Mama Chick

Congratulations, Mama Chick! I had 4 posters & has decreed you to be the winner!

Visit Mama Chick's blog now for some craft inspiration & great deals on Stampin' Up products.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Blog Launch Giveaway!

Host Blog Giveaway??? - happening now!

Be sure to follow or subscribe, then post a comment below. Don't forget to leave your email so I can contact you if you win.

What I want to know is:
What image trends are you seeing in children's clothes right now?

Winner will receive choice of item in my shop or your own custom design! Keep item for yourself or give as a gift. I will announce the winner on Friday, single entries only, please. Good luck!

My niece, Mallory, working her custom cupcake tank

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Namaste Lotus Onesie

Honestly, the only yoga I've done has been on Nintendo's Wii, but I do enjoy it. In fact, I've managed to unlock all of the poses - but still can't master that last one. In fact, I can't even get myself into the position at all - believe me, I tried. If there was a hidden camera in my house, I'd be a Funniest Home Videos champion by now.

Items inspired by nature always catch my eye & I fell in love with this lotus flower. I looked up the meaning of the lotus & "namaste" & this is what I found:

"The gesture Namaste represents the belief that there is a Divine spark within each of us that is located in the heart chakra. The gesture is an acknowledgment of the soul in one by the soul in another."

What a beautiful sentiment! The design is crisp in white and dazzling in copper over this deep, double-dyed, bright pink. (I imagine it's like a mother having to pick her favorite child, but I'm totally partial to the copper!)