July 2015

Month: July 2015

One Small Child Christening Customer Highlight

One Small Child Customer Highlight: Miss Taylor in our Memory Christening Gown

We are delighted to share Miss Taylor’s Christening today. This precious little lady is stunning in our Memory Lace Christening Gown. Doesn’t she look divine?

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How did you find One Small Child?

I was searching the internet for a unique and elegant dress that would be suitable for passing on as an heirloom one day. One Small Child was at the top of all my search lists.

Was the purchasing simple and hassle-free?

I was pleasantly shocked to find out that the company is based in Blackfoot, Idaho–within an hour away from my home! I had the rare treat of going to visit in person and picking out the Memory gown and all of its accessories. The customer service was amazing, especially considering that I came without calling first. They sent me home with everything except the things I asked to have embroidered, which arrived by mail two days later!

What did you look for in a photographer?

I opted for a photo session rather than professional pictures at the blessing. My photographer was very in tune with the fact that I prefer classic portraiture over babies wrapped in fabric, in baskets, with flowers, etc. I wanted someone who had the special knack for bringing out the person behind a face. I’m highly satisfied with the results! Her name is Leah Stallings, and she can be found at LeahStallings.com.

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What images of your event were important for you to capture?

Family is paramount to me and in my religion. Most ceremonies are performed by male relatives instead of, or in addition to church leaders. And due to the physical limitations of some family members, we were given permission to gather at home rather than the chapel.

The living room was surrounded by windows and full of light as my new daughter’s uncles, grandfathers, and others, all dressed in Sunday suits, formed a ring around her and supported her weight in their joined hands. My husband spoke the words to announce her name before the church, and bless her with a happy, purposeful life and many things unique to her blossoming personality.

What was the planning process like for your little one’s big day?

My dear sister-in-law offered her home for the event, and ordered flowers and refreshments besides. Not having to plan gave me more time to play dress-up with my daughter. 🙂

What did you want it to feel like/theme to be?

We didn’t want a big party, just time to be with our near and dear ones. It was small but formal, peaceful but happy. There were four generations of family gathered together that day. Some may not live long enough for Baby to remember, but now she will know they were there, and that they loved her.

Did you provide a meal to friends and family afterwards?

There were homemade desserts provided. We gathered in the rather large kitchen and talked for an hour or two.

Was there a particular moment that was memorable on that day aside from the event itself?

I was quite content to watch others cuddle the tiny object of our mass adoration. This child was born to be a true lady, and dressed to match. She politely smiled or cooed as occasion called for, with her hands folded over her delicate lace shawl, and her long gown cascading over laps and arms by turns. I was glad the outfit was comfortable enough that she never fussed at all. The Memory gown was ideally suited to match the sweet, sacred nature of our wonderful day!

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Are you going to preserve and/or frame your babies’ gowns?

The embroidered bib will be framed for Baby to have when she is older. The dress will be used as often as it is needed, hopefully for generations to come. The slip was embroidered with her monogram, and to it will be added the initials of future wearers.

Looking back, was there anything you would do differently?

No. I believe that God keeps our needs and wants in mind. We had actually ordered a different dress before we found One Small Child, but the order could not be completed, and I feel that I was being lead to find a dress that would satisfy my desires for my child in every way. As a heavenly parent, he knows my darling girl is worth celebrating too!


Shop the Memory Christening Gown and Accessories | Shop Embroidered Bibs

We love to hear your stories! They truly inspire us! If you are interested in being featured on One Small Child customer highlight, please  contact us by email: service@onesmallchild.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Christening Party Ideas: An Outdoor Summer Christening Party

Outdoor summer christening parties can be so beautiful! Natural settings offer a beautiful venue for summer evening events. Guests enjoy an evening of fresh air, delicious food and fun conversation at this summer christening party by Petal Pixie and One Small Child.

Summer Christening Party Ideas

All white linens, plates and platters allow the pretty pink elements to come alive. The focus is on the food, flowers and conversation. What’s on the menu? How about some refreshing pink lemonade, layered sandwiches, and frosted carrot cake? Two gorgeous floral arrangements bring sophistication and interest to this lovely tablescape. Exposed flower stems and jute ties around the sandwiches and flatware sets echo the rustic elements of this outdoor setting.

Summer Christening Party Ideas

It’s not a party without decorations! A colorful fabric bunting softens the scene. Learn how to make your own no-sew fabric bunting in this post.

Our silk Phoebe gown was the perfect choice for this summer soiree. Subtle pink trim, a ruffled bonnet and big bow from the silk ribbon ties are adorably girly. Baby girl was cool and comfortable in this light gown, and mom loved the way she looked. Our mother and child pearl bracelet set was a sentimental display of their special bond.

Summer Christening Party Ideas

Guests were graced with dainty herb pot favors to take home and treasure. They looked adorable next to each place setting and added yet another element of rustic charm to the tablescape. Find out how easy it is to make these fun favors in this post.

Summer Christening Party Ideas

This little gentleman is so handsome! We love the faux over-all style of this lightweight romper. The James Christening Outfit can be personalized with custom embroidery. Isn’t it just right for this summer christening party?

We hope you were inspired and now have oodles of summer christening party ideas to make your own event magical. A special thanks to these sweet babies and their wonderful families!

Flowers, food and styling courtesy of Petal Pixie.

Photography by Paisley Studios.

Christening clothes and accessories by One Small Child.

Violet LDS Blessing Dress from One Small Child

Our Violet Dress is just so cute! It’s the perfect LDS blessing dress for a sweet little angel.

Violet LDS Blessing Dress

All about the Violet…

The Violet LDS Blessing Dress is made from a soft nylon lace. It boasts a floral design and has a soft shimmer. This lace has an amazing texture that proves it’s fine quality. The jacket features puffed sleeves and Venice lace trim along the front. A satin ribbon ties at the bodice to keep it in place, atop the underdress. The underdress is a sleeveless design. A high waistline offers subtle gathering. A slightly flared skirt leaves a girlish affect. The simple design allows the pretty lace jacket to take center stage. A lovely headband features two rows of Venice lace and a pouf of raw-edge fabric flowers. So cute!

Make it an outfit…

Complete her blessing day look with a pair of adorable slippers and a pure white blanket to snuggle in. We love the Lucy Slippers with the Violet dress. The Satin Ruffle Blanket will compliment the outfit perfectly. Don’t forget a pair of sweet Lace Ruffle Socks to keep her tootsies comfortably warm. Now you’re all set for a wonderfully special event!

Maelee Eternity: The meaning behind the name

Maelee Collage

When we were given the opportunity to adopt our baby girl Maelee, her birth mom had one request–that we use the name Eternity.  I have yet to hear the reason her birth parents picked the name, but I know that it was deeply important to them. And I in turn felt like it would be important for Maelee.  As it turns out, we have this thing for ‘M’ names, (long story). We felt like we couldn’t switch it up and have a child feel left out.  All the siblings insisted that baby sister have an ‘M’ name like they do.  So we named her after my great grandmother Mae, and Kendall suggested Maelee. Eternity fit as the perfect middle name. We felt like it was important for this sweet little girl to have a connection to both her adoptive family and her birth family through her name.  The name Mae means spring and a time for growth, which perfectly described how Maelee entered our family.  The name Eternity means infinite and timeless which is also perfect for our little one.  We are so grateful for her birth family, their sacrifice, and the love they have for her.  Adoption is quite the amazing journey and a “time for growth”.  We love you Maelee Eternity.

Stay tuned…. tomorrow we will share her story.

Modern Country Floral Nursery

Maelee’s Floral Print Nursery

It’s time for another nursery! We had to share Maelee’s adorable nursery with you today! We love the easy feel of this floral print nursery. Sit back and take in all the details…

Maelee's Nursery

{The wall collage adds interest and fun personality to Maelee’s retreat. Don’t you love this comfy kid-size rocker.}

Maelee's Nursery

Maelee's Nursery

{Aren’t these kiddos cute!}

Maelee's Nursery

Maelee's Nursery

Maelee's Floral Print Nursery

{Four floral prints set off the crib with a simple statement. So feminine.}

Maelee's Floral Print Nursery

Maelee's Floral Print Nursery

{The gold edges add a little sparkle to these floral prints.}

Maelee's Floral Print Nursery

Maelee's Nursery

{A comfy window seat with a pink stripe cushion. Flanked with two closets, this nursery has plenty of storage.}

Maelee's Nursery

Maelee's Nursery

Maelee's Nursery

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Eternity LDS Blessing Dress from One Small Child

We love creating new baby clothes for you! Today, we get to introduce our newest special occasion dress-the Eternity. This precious A-line was made especially for our owner/designer’s youngest daughter (isn’t she adorable) who wore it for a very special religious occasion.  It is absolutely perfect for an older baby that is on the move.  Katy specifically designed this dress for her walking baby.

Eternity | LDS Blessing Dress

All about the Eternity…

A simple scoop neckline and A-line shape allows exquisite embroidered netting lace to steal the show. And does it ever! Embroidered netting is a very delicate, open and light fabric that’s created by twisting, knotting, or weaving threads together at regular intervals. This process creates an absolutely gorgeous lace. The lace is showcased in the elbow-length sleeves and the extended hemline. We love the modern pointed scallops! Katy selected an amazing diamond silk taffeta for the dress lining. It’s super soft and the subtle sheen is stunning. Covered buttons close at the back.

Accessorize…

The Eternity lds blessing dress includes a pretty headband. It features a hand-tied bow made from diamond silk taffeta. Raw-edge netting creates a beautiful base and adds flair. It all rests on a comfy elastic band.

Looking for more accessories to complete her look? We’ve designed a matching bonnet and slippers to complete her look. The Eternity bonnet is made from the same embroidered netting lace. It boasts a modern, slim ruffle brim with lace trim is a super feminine design. Thin satin ribbon ties comfortably secure the pretty hat at baby’s chin.

The new Eternity Slippers are made to match using the same embroidered netting lace. These pretty crib shoes are made for comfort with a cotton flannel construction. A soft elastic band is gathered into a pretty ruffle, for a little feminine flair. You can purchase the Eternity Bonnet and Eternity Slippers separately.

This gown and accessories will be available as a limited edition.  This dress is perfect for any special occasion.

Purchase the Eternity LDS Blessing Dress.

 

Pudding Summer Treats

Jello and Pudding Summer Treats

We’re loving summer here at One Small Child! One of the best summer treats is getting to spend oodles of time with the littles. Today we’re sharing some creative Jello and pudding summer treats to make with the kids via Pinterest. They’re easy for little hands to create and even more fun to enjoy!

Jello Summer Treats

Top: Underwater Jello Treats at BombshellBling.com | Bottom Left: Sky and Clouds Jello Treat at BigOven.com | Bottom Right: Sand Cups at rebeccamealey.hubpages.com

Pudding Summer Treats

Dirt Cups from HighHeelsAndGrills.com | Homemade Chocolate Pudding Pops from DeliciousAsItLooks.com | Summer Sandbox Pudding Dessert at manouvellemode.com

Baby Summer Dress: Strawberry Dress Set from One Small Child

Looking for an adorable baby summer dress? This Strawberry Outfit is so pretty, and perfect for summer picnics, parties and play dates. Made from strawberry print cotton, it’ll keep her cool and comfy in warm weather. Design features include pretty puffed sleeves and a simple A-line cut. Perfect for your mobile baby, this shortie dress ends mid-thigh to upper knee. Frilly red ruffles on the cotton diaper cover peek out under the dress. Top it all off with a petite bow headband made with a thin, comfy elastic.  The icing on the cake: this outfit is machine washable!

Strawberry Baby Summer Dress

{The three-piece Strawberry set includes dress, diaper cover and bow headband.}