CONTEST: He Loves Me, He Loves-Me-Knots

Here is Hailey, wearing her new "LadyBug Love" bow from the all-about-girls boutique, "Love-Me-Knots" Melissa and Dawn of Love-Me-Knots have quite a selection of adorable hair bows for your stylish little princesses.

I don't know about you but when I found out I was having a girl, bows and dresses and shoes just flashed through my mind. Love-Me-Knots is right up my alley! I'm anxiously awaiting Hailey's hair to get a little thicker and grow a little longer. She will most likely be wearing bows every day of the week!

Melissa, creator of Love-Me-Knots, graciously took some time out to answer a few of our questions about her business.

Mums: What prompted you to start this kind of specialty business and how long have you been in business?

Melissa: The true beginning of the idea of the business started when my daughter, Katie Greer, was a toddler. She was constantly losing all of her hairbows on the playground, shopping malls and just everywhere! So I began designing and making my own and along the way I started adding my own little embellishments and creative touches with unique specialty ribbons and hand-painted single letter monograms. I had people constantly stopping us to ask about her bows and finally I started selling several lines in the local children's boutique. "Love-Me-Knots" was born in the fall of 2003 officially.

Melissa & Dawn

Mums: Who are the masterminds behind "Love-Me-Knots"?

Melissa: I began the "Love-Me-Knots" business selling to individuals and in local children's boutiques. I traveled to each store personally creating bows to match the clothing styles and colors within each individual store. While I enjoy the creative task of designing for each person or store, with the birth of my son this past year, I knew my traveling would be limited. So Dawn was added as my partner to help me go where I could never go -- worldwide right in my own studio! Through the design of this beautiful website, Dawn has brought "Love-Me-Knots" to a new level of success and opportunity.

Mums: What makes you continue doing what you do?

Melissa: As I mentioned, "Love-Me-Knots" was, in its earliest beginnings, created to meet my own sweet little girl's needs. But it certainly perpetuates because of the unending creative outlet it provides and the joy I have in designing and making just that /perfect/ piece that makes a little girl know she's beautiful inside and out!

Love-Me-Knots is based in Georgia and their line has been showcased in six exclusive children’s boutiques and gift stores in the metro Atlanta area. They have expanded by offering their lovely line of hair bows online, so all of us can indulge!

Check out Love-Me-Knots online store and blog.


We have two sets of five Love-Me-Knots bows to give away! That's right, we are looking for TWO winners. So if there is a lovely little flower in your life, you'll definitely want to enter this contest.

Here are the "rules". We actually don't have any rules, except for you to sign the Mr. Linky below and leave us a comment! Oh, maybe one "small" rule...please spread the wUrd! We'd like to get as many entrants as possible.

Two names will be drawn next Wednesday, June 6th. Please include your blog site in Mr. Linky below as a means of contacting the winner and if you don't have a blog, you can still enter, just be sure to leave us a comment with your email address. If we don't have your contact info, we won't be able to include you in the contest because we won't know how to get in touch with you. Let the contest begin!

Bitty Braille!

Such a different and cool idea! Bitty Braille is the brainchild of Julie Dutt, a quite prolific crafter, teacher, and indie- goods-seeking-and-selling-mom!  These 100% cotton shirts and onesies are decked out with a crystal or stud braille design, and its meaning.  Julie donates a portion of every sale to the American Foundation for the Blind. 

These are just so cute, aren't they?  I bet they're also an interesting conversation starter at the playground...
Go and support Bitty Braille and be sure to check out the other independent retailers listed on her website!