Monday, July 18, 2011

"Made With Love" Event: NotyBaby Review and Giveaway Ends 7/24 (Worldwide)

~This post is part of the handmade "Made With Love" event. All giveaways run from July 18th-24th. View all 29 sponsors on my blog and visit additional co-hosts for this event HERE


About the Designer...
Hi my name is Maria. I am a wife to a wonderful & supportive guy and a mother of a sweet 2-year old boy. When he sleeps, I make boutique-style baby accessories that are stylish and functional! The name "Noty" was my nickname when I was growing up. Once I found out we were expecting our little son, the obsession for anything baby began! So, with the help of another pregnant friend, I rediscovered my sewing skills from grade school and my passion for amazing fabrics! I started off by making blankets & burp cloths for my baby and for friends as shower gifts. I started getting referrals and special requests from friends and family for my creations that I wanted to have a forum so people can view my stuff. Now I make blankets, bibs, burpies, paci-bibs, loveys, car seat canopies, changing mats and other custom orders!

Review... 
NotyBaby is the place to go for fashionable yet functional baby blankets, baby accessories, nursing covers, and more! A great blanket is certainly a necessity, and NotyBaby has one that's made it to the top of my list.
 
Maria sent me the 2D Zoo Stroller Blanket to review for her. It features Alexander Henry’s 2D Zoo in blue cotton print and a navy blue minky dot fabric for a luxuriously soft side for your baby (or toddler!). The print is one of my favorites, and is such a classic, yet modern choice for baby accessories right now. As you can see, the blanket is delivered in a beautiful presentation, ready for giving as a gift. This blanket is top stitched perfectly, and just feels so thick and durable. If should certainly last for years, and I hope to pass it on to the next kiddo.

Minky blankets from NotyBaby come in a variety of sizes. The stroller blanket I received is the smallest at 30" x 40" and is still generously sized. Yep, that's my silly little boy! He's a very tall 2 1/2 year old, and this blanket is the perfect size for cuddling on the couch and still easily covers his legs and most of his body. He LOVES his new blanket and puts the minky side up to his face to feel how soft it is all the time. I'm really loving everything about this blanket, and I'm a hard one to convince when it comes to blankets!

One word of caution, be careful to not shrink this blanket! Sadly, I left it in the dryer on medium heat for only about 20 minutes and the print fabric shrunk a little (and the minky dot did not!). Not at all a reflection of NotyBaby, but I would recommend hanging the blanket to dry the first couple times to avoid what I did! It's cotton so I should have known better!

Here's what an Etsy customer had to say about their purchase of a Minky Dot blanket from NotyBaby!
"Wonderful seller, amazing product. We love it so much its used daily in and out of the house. The minky side is SO soft I put it close to baby's skin to feel the warmth. High quality product, beautiful fabric, just all around great!"
I LOVE this Groovy Guitars printed Minky Blanket too!

Maria creates truly beautiful blankets and other baby necessities that you'll definitely want to check out. She is very professional and passionate about her work. You will not be disappointed! She's also putting together NotyBaby.com, so be sure to check on it's progress often!


~Exclusive Event Promotion~
Get 10% off anything in NotyBaby's Etsy shop for the month of July with coupon code MADEWITHLOVE at checkout!

Win it!
One winner will receive a Double Minky Lovey from NotyBaby! 
(Winner's choice of print from available fabrics)



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44 comments:

mframe said...

I love the Deluxe Diaper Changing Mat -- Mocca with Red Minky Dot
mframe00@gmail.com

Joy N. said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/77583420/made-to-order-set-of-2-kiddie-tween

newlanjoyatgmaildotcom

Jan said...

I love the Double Minky Baby Security Blanket / Lovey -- Brown Giraffe Print Minky with Brown Satin Trim
janmessali (at) gmail.com

Fokxxy said...

I love the Double Minky Baby Security Blanket / Lovey -- Brown Giraffe Print Minky with Brown Satin Trim

http://www.etsy.com/listing/66400006/double-minky-lovey-security-blanket

Steph Enright said...

My favorite item is the Deluxe Diaper Changing Mat -- Sisboom Cotton Print with Brown Minky Dot.

Judy said...

I like the Double Minky Baby Security Blankets.


Judy
magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

FIT for a child said...

I love the Baby Stroller Blanket -- Pueblo Folklorico Cotton Print with Purple Minky Dot! Its so unique!

kayceewilliams at gmail dot com

Trisha said...

I love the Zebra and Hot Pink Minky with Satin Trim blanket!

TrishaAGrimes at Gmail dot com

17sirens said...

My favorite item is her entire collection. Haha, I just cant choose!

tamiv said...

I like the Zebra & Hot Pink Stroller Blanket!
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hedgerhousehold said...

I like the 2pc Army Baby Blanket SET - Camouflage Print Minky with Hunter Green Satin Trim
jenhedger at hotmail dot com

Erin said...

I'm lovin' the zebra and hot pink loveys :D

gustosa giveaways said...

i like the Tween/ Kiddie Blanket, Pillow & Pillow Case -- Zebra Print Minky with Hot Pink Ruffles

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Angie Alford said...

zebra and hot pink blankie !! belensmama@yahoo.com

JLJMommy said...

I like their Baby Boy Blanket -- Blue 2D Zoo Cotton Print with Cobalt Blue Minky Dot
ktiegen at yahoo dot com

svberge said...

I like the Baby Blanket -- Black Groovy Guitars with Turquoise Minky Dot!
svberges@gmail.com

Jessica said...

I like the Reversible Car Seat Canopy -- Groovy and Play Stripe
jjak2003 at gmail dot com

Mrs. Martinet said...

This is my favorite item: Blue and Brown Giraffe Print Minky with Blue Satin Trim

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Alisha L. said...

Loving the Red Eiffle Tower 3 Piece Set.

bakergurl02(at) yahoo (dot) com

Cassie S said...

I also love the Reversible Car Seat Canopy -- Mocca and Medallions!

cassieanne.smith at yahoo dot com

kiddo said...

I love the Baby Girl Blanket -- Folklorico Puebla Cotton Print with Pink Minky Dot.

kiddomsg at gmail dot com

Leanne said...

i love the stroller blanket with the griaffe and garden print in yellow

Mandy said...

How cute is that Baby Girl Stroller Blanket -- Zebra and Hot Pink Minky with Satin Trim ?!?

MiLulu said...

Baby Girl Blanket - Red Eiffel Tower Cotton Print with Ivory Minky Dot iz gorgeous)
redalepou at yahoo dot com

Sarah Hull said...

My favorite item is the Baby Stroller Blanket -- Teeny Tiny Zoo Cotton Print with Mocha Minky Dot

SHull2319 at gmail dot com

Robin said...

very cute, thanks
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

Marta said...

My favourite item is the Baby Blanket -- Urban Zoologie Whales with Navy Minky Dot. Thank you! Marta
martaplayita at gmail dot com
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Melanie said...

Urban zoology minky dot blanket

stacythemagnificentmommy said...

love the girls folklorico blanket!
hancoci_s at msn dot com

Ynne666 said...

Baby Girl Blanket -- Folklorico Puebla Cotton Print with Pink Minky Dot

Jenn said...

I LOVE the Red Eiffel Tower with White Minky Dot Pacifier Bib- adorable!!

Thanks for the great giveaway!!

Cerrisse said...

My son would love the Black Zoology minky blanket, super cute!

curtishascerrisse07@yahoo.com

Carisa said...

the floral bib is awesome!

SnowflakeDay (Audra) said...

My favorite is the toddler/crib pillow and sham in the cobalt blue minky fabric.

Snowflake Day Play at gmail dot com

hueisei said...

Baby Blanket -- Urban Zoologie Giraffes with Navy Minky Dot is my favorite!! So cute....

Sherry said...

I love the Double Minky Army Security Blanket/ Lovey -- Camouflage Minky with Black Satin Trim.

sstrode at scrtc dot com

Meg said...

I like Reversible Car Seat Canopy -- Groovy and Play Stripe

Robin said...

I love this blanket:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/77772843/baby-girl-stroller-blanket-zebra-and-hot
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

Amanda said...

I like the car seat canopies esp the skully and crosswise.
tvpg at aol dot com

Amanda said...

Ugh I forgot my GFC name in the extra box. It's Amanda Alvarado
tvpg at aol dot com

Heather R said...

I love the Double Minky Baby Stroller Blanket -- Blue Jumbo Dot Minky with Blue Satin Trim

thransom(at)gmail.com

LindaHnub said...

Love this set: 3pc SET -- Citron Giraffe Garden Blanket, Pacifier Bib and Burp Cloth

lindanuhawes@gmail.com

Leanne said...

I love the carseat canopies.

leanniegehrke at hotmail dot com

Armada Volya said...

Baby Double Minky Security Blanket / Lovey -- Blue & Brown Giraffe Print Minky with Brown Satin Trim