Tuesday, July 16, 2013

New Towels, Blankets and More!

Everybody is coming out to see the new baby items at little sapling on Etsy.

We have new towels, blankets, wipes and more, in playful prints. Squirrel and badger are pretty curious about this kitschy flannel that I love so much. I just adore the mod flowers. These retro birdies can come sing their little song to me anytime. Not to mention that the color palette in this fabric is to die for.  There are many other new prints and colors to choose from at little sapling. Our new baby products are all so soft and cozy, it is hard for me to choose which ones I like the best. You can purchase your favorites individually, or save by buying them as sets that include a soft hooded baby towel, a generously sized flannel receiving blanket and a little pack of flannel baby wipes. They make the perfect gift for a new mom and come in prints and colors for girls or boys. And, of course, they are all one hundred percent cotton.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Time to Come Out of Hybernation

Spring equinox is here and I feel ready to crawl out from under the covers and start creating. I just learned about the life cycle of the wooly bear caterpillar. During the cold winter months this fuzzy creature freezes, yet amazingly, does not die. Its little heart stops beating each winter for years until after more than a decade it is finally ready to thaw in spring and briefly become a moth. This winter felt a bit like that for me. I am ready to shake off that slow cold season. It is time to dive into the momentum of spring.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Back to School . . .

. . . is cool with a Japanese Style Lunch Bag. And you can find them of course in our Little Sapling shop on Etsy.

When my little boy's friend returned from visiting family in Japan he and his sister had adorable little lunch bags just like these. When fully opened the lunch bag becomes a place mat that lays flat on the table. Once emptied it is collapsible and lightweight and can be easily stored in a backpack and then machine washed at home. It is reversible. So it can be cinched closed
with either side facing out.

As you can see our blog has been a bit uneventful of late. The very last post was last August when everyone was stocking up on, you guessed it, school supplies. It is that time of year again. So come by Etsy and check out our lunch bag selection.

Have fun getting everything ready for the new school year. And when you are busy stocking up on pencils, crayons and notebooks, think about grabbing one of these as an alternative to the commercial lunch box. Yumm!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Back to School

Our little Japanese Style Lunch Bags have been the big seller in our shop this month. A sure sign that in places large and small, everyone is gearing up for the fun and excitement of a new school year!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Organic Cotton Mocha Stripe . . .

This organic cotton mocha stripe is officially my favorite fabric of the week. I do think it makes the perfect autumn scarf.

But when it decided to become this asymmetrical skirt I decided it is absolutely irresistible!

Both are on sale now in our Etsy shop.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Our Prairie Skirt is featured in Sweet Harvey's blog. Which we think is just plain sweet. Check it out at sweetharvey.blogspot .com

We are delighted with all of the attention our Prairie Skirt has been getting this month. We featured it in an ad space in the August/September issue of BUST Magazine that is on newsstands now. (page 19 if you are looking) Then we squeeled with joy when it made it to the front page of Etsy on August 11!

I guess we should not be surprised that this skirt has been our best selling item at Urban Sapling. Keep your eye on our shop for new fall skirts that are just as fabulous in the coming weeks!

Betsy and Tracy

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Urban Sapling is Launching Woman's Items

I have loved making children's clothing for so long. But, for a while now I have really wanted to create a woman's line. So I decided to just do it. My good friend and creative partner Tracy has been the source of so much inspiration and feedback. We are calling our woman's line Urban Sapling, and there is no way it would have become a reality without her on board.

Hand stenciled T shirts are going to be a staple at Urban Sapling. Here is our accordion T-shirt, just listed today.
You can find more at our online shop at www.urbansapling.etsy.com