Friday, March 27, 2009

What to get the baby boy???

I have so many friends that are having baby boys all of the sudden!! Which is great for Sugar Locks seeing how a lot of friends and customers tend to see Sugar Locks as a "just for girls" shop. Here are some new items that show we are not "just for girls" but for the boys too! More will be listed!! Including baseball initial ts!! Just in time for the spring!

Stay tuned to see my favorite baby boy twins modeling our new boy products!! Don't forget to vote for your favorite Sugar Locks cutie!!
Remember you can enter your cutie wearing a Sugar Locks product to with the subject line PHOTO CONTEST by April 20th!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Kids Trends Weekly Magazine Sugar Locks Giveaway

We have partnered up with Kids Trends Weekly Magazine to give away to one lucky reader a choice of a boy or girl's initial or name tote, t shirt and either a headband or waterbottle! Sign up to win!

Click to enter into the Kids Trends Weekly Magazine

Sugar Locks giveaway!!

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spring & Easter Personalized T shirts are Listed!

Are you ready for the Spring? Here in Chicagoland I sure am ready! We hit 75 degrees yesterday and it was terrific! The kids and I were outside playing (well they were playing and mom was washing windows) all day long! It was wonderful and at night the kids slept really well from all the fresh air!

To celebrate the spring and the Easter holiday coming up I have listed some new personalized t shirts perfect for the Spring! There will be more coming! But here are a few pictures of what just got listed!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Sugar Locks Photo Contest is accepting entries!

Do you have a picture of your cutie wearing or posing by a Sugar Locks product? Send in your picture to enter our free photo contest and the chance to win a FREE personalized t shirt! Entries are being accepted until March 20th!! When entering your child's photo please send it to with the subject line Photo Contest. Also include your child's first name, age, shirt size and address.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

New Products for March!

I have listed a lot of new products for March but one of the newest products to be listed are the ADORABLE initial t shirts and matching initial totes!! I have done a set already for a baby gift while my daughter was modeling at the local Starbucks. This is great for a new big sister, a new baby, birthday gift, etc. The tote is perfect for carrying around books, snacks, a few diapers or games. Makes a great tote for going places for the day! Use it when going to the library to carry your checked out books. Your child will have their own tote to carry and you don't have to worry about little hands dropping books. Totes are the "in thing" now with the eco-friendly world we are starting to live in. Have your child "help" you carry the groceries with his or her very own shopping tote! Just as cute as the tote is with an adorable ribbon and detachable bow the matching initial t shirt is to die for! Initial t shirts are extremely popular for the website. Everyone loves initial t shirts these are fun and funky great for showing personality! Do you have an idea for a great combination? Let me know! I am always looking forward to doing something new and different!

Boy totes and matching shirts have been done and are coming soon. Just as soon as I figure out how to upload my camera to my computer. My camera this week has gone to camera heaven so a new one was purchased to take its place. I am very excited to start listing the photos with the pictures taken with the new camera so far on the screen everything looks brighter, cleaner and crisper!
Today is a short post I have a pile of orders to get through today before I can get everything listed that is new. Stay tuned!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

CHANGES in T shirts Styles and Brands!

Well after a lot of deliberation I have decided to change styles and brands for our t shirts in all areas Infants through Adults. I have been using Old Navy for the past 3 years but with their changes in their t shirt styles I have decided to no longer use Old Navy. To replace this brand I have found a very comparable t shirt in its weight and quality probably better overall quality. Right now I am phasing out into this cute t shirt. You may still receive an Old Navy t shirt. For orders that have multiple sizes I will still continue to make sure all of your shirts match your order!! Here are the size charts and pictures.

Baby Girls and Big Girls to 12/14. After 12/14 please order an adult small for girls.

Infant sizes 6months-18months Toddler Girls sizes 2T-6

Girls S-XL (12-14)

The shirts have a little scalloped neckline for a very feminine look. All shirts are preshrunk!! All shirts sizes are stocked in white. Colors are not kept in stock in all sizes.

Women's T shirts! Sugar Locks has been extremely busy embroidering women's t shirts!! Here is what we will be using from now on.
Anvil Ladies In Stock sizes Small-XL

Preshrunk 6.0 ounce 100% ring-spun cotton
Double-needle bottom hem and side seamed
1x1 rib knit
Bound-on self trim neck and sleeve hem
Cap sleeves and classic silhouette
Now 2" longer

These shirts have a fitted style and are not a unisex boxy shirt. We still all want to look like a woman not a man!!

Baby, Toddler and Boys t shirts--Now in stock all the time boys white with black ringers t shirts! This option has been so popular I have decided to keep in stock 3 months-boys XL. Also available in Men's sizes as well!! Great for all the vacation t shirts!

Baby and Toddler T shirts--Plain white t shirts
6.0 - 6.5 oz. 100% Ring spun combed cotton, 40/S super soft, fine interlock. 3/4" spandex rib set in collar with neck tape. 3/4" double needle hem with 1/4" gauge on sleeve and bottom. 1/4" elastin tape on shoulder. Baby and Toddler t shirts for boys starts at 3 months and go up to 4T.

Boys T shirts Sizes XS-XL (also white t shirts with black ringers)
Preshrunk 6.1 ounce 100% cotton
Double-needle neck, sleeve, and bottom hem

Men's t shirts have been very popular for going to Disney also! Youth boys XS-XL match dad t shirts! We have in stock at all times Adult Small-XXL for Men. If you need a triple X please contact me it will take a week to come in.

Infant GIRLS bodysuits short sleeve are still in stock from Old Navy. These are exactly like the weight of a t shirt except it is a one piece. Bodysuits are stocked from sizes 3/6 months-24 months in white.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Personalized Birthday Hats and T shirts

Are you ready for your little one's big day?? The first birthday is a huge day for any parent! After planning 3 first birthdays I know it can be overwhelming, exhausting and nerve racking! Making sure everything is perfect for your little one!

Here are just a few things I have learned when planning my children's birthday parties (especially the first one)
1. Always make sure your child is well rested! Planning the party around their schedule instead of the "perfect party time" really helps. You want to make sure you get the good hands in the cake shots!
2. When ordering a smash cake--order the cake with light colored icing and minimal frosting. There is nothing worse than trying to get primary color icing colors out of your child's special birthday outfit!

3. Make sure your batteries are charged up and in your camera (hmmm can you tell this is something that happened to me?)
4. I love themes and I love to have theme cakes. But a lot of the time the cake doesn't always get eaten. I have the best cake lady in Joliet, IL and I don't even like cake. To get everyone to try the cake I always have really cool handmade centerpieces. I put stickers on the bottoms of a few of the cake plates and whoever gets the sticker takes the centerpiece home. I usually make 8-10 centerpieces. Reed's centerpiece one year were beach buckets full of candy on sticks and a book. This was his first year. Gwendelyn's centerpieces were flower cookies in flower pots and Olivia's centerpieces were fresh flowers. The picture was of a centerpiece I did last year for Reed's birthday it served as a dessert and a little gift to take home.
5. Of course the biggest tip I have for all the birthday parties-- Make sure to order your child's personalized birthday hat and shirt from Think you have run out of time?? Just send an email I usually can accommodate those birthday hat requests :) Birthday Bibs are a great idea to keep those fancy outfits clean! Plus the minky dot fabric is very nice to wipe the child's face instead of those harsh paper towels and napkins. Birthday shirts can be used for over their outfit or as the outfit. Birthday hats well that is just a must for any birthday! I have created a ton for first birthdays but also for 30's, 40's, 50's and 60's birthdays!! It is way too much fun to have a hat for your big day! A lot of customers choose a Birthday Girl or Birthday Boy hat with no number and one color to be used for each birthday. Start a tradition or make sure you have a beautiful keepsake as a reminder that this special day marks one year that your miracle came into this world.

Birthday Hats make wonderful photo props!

All hats are custom made to fit your birthday theme or color scheme.