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The Making of a Bird {Lion, Octopus and Gecko} Part 3!

Ever wonder how your Bird (Lion, Octopus or Gecko) from Little Bird Vintage Designs comes to life? In this series, I walk you through, step by step on the making of your Little Bird Blanket! Featuring our New Ava Bird Blanket with our Signature Ava Bird on a beautiful setting of Purple and Mint was inspired by my oldest daughter, 10 years ago! We’ve had 4 more additions to our Nest since and over 13 Collections within 4 Product lines to choose from!

When a Blanket//Lovie//Pillow is purchased from Little Bird Vintage Designs, a Little Bird blanket is donated to a child in need at a local Children’s Shelter. Because I believe every child should be wrapped in warmth, love and happiness everyday.

Enjoy and follow along! And a great way to support a socially responsible small business is to share the good news! Comment below and I’ll personally thank you 🙂

Help spread Warmth, Love and Happiness throughout the world by shopping Little Bird! www.littlebirdvintagedesigns.com

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The Making of your Bird (Lion, Octopus and Gecko)!

Ever wonder how your Bird (Lion, Octopus or Gecko) from Little Bird Vintage Designs comes to life? In this series, I walk you through, step by step on the making of your Little Bird Blanket! Featuring our New Ava Bird Blanket with our Signature Ava Bird on a beautiful setting of Purple and Mint was inspired by my oldest daughter, 10 years ago! We’ve had 4 more additions to our Nest since and over 13 Collections within 4 Product lines to choose from!

Each of the 5 Trademarked Animals from Little Bird Vintage Designs are hand painted, (triple coated and heat set to ensure your Bird, Lion, Octopus or Gecko stay bold and bright with each wash and use) individually stitched (as highlighted in the video below) and then appliquéd onto one of the 4 product lines offered at Little Bird!

I hope you enjoy this Making of your Bird Series!

When a Blanket//Lovie//Pillow is purchased from Little Bird Vintage Designs, a Little Bird blanket is donated to a child in need at a local Children’s Shelter. Because I believe every child should be wrapped in warmth, love and happiness everyday.

Enjoy and follow along! And a great way to support a socially responsible small business is to share the good news! Comment below and I’ll personally thank you 🙂

Help spread Warmth, Love and Happiness throughout the world by shopping Little Bird! Shop Little Bird!

Joyously!

Grace

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Perfect Equals Procrastination!

“Perfect equals Procrastination”. This quote hit me right between the eyes this past week as I closed out 2016 and headed into 2017.

I have wanted to do a series to give our Little Bird fans and followers greater insight into the everyday business of building this Little Bird Vintage Designs venture of mine all while raising 5 fledglings throughout these past 10 years! It just seemed like I could never quite coordinate my make-up, hair, attire, time without distraction, thoughts and so on…

And so, without further adieu, I present to you my imperfect take on a vlog that, if you can get past wardrobe, will hopefully provide you with a deeper connection into this venture and your connection to it.

Ten years ago, I began this dream with one trademarked animal. It has now grown into five inspired trademarked animals and four product lines, which each have a Give associated with them, all produced right here in South Texas.

My mission to spread warmth, love, and happiness throughout the world, one Little Bird at a time, was inspired by my personal motherhood story. I wanted to share the same warmth, love and security to children in need throughout my community and world that I am able to provide daily to my own children. I decided to do so through a for-profit give model in order to show my children through example how one person, one family, one business can make a positive impact in the world while also making a living.

Little Bird currently partners with The Children’s Shelter of San Antonio to donate blankets to children in need. We hope to eventually give to children’s shelters nationwide in order to donate blankets within each community they are sold to benefit children in need across America.

For all apparel and accessory lines we carry, a percentage of proceeds are donated to local food banks through the Feeding America program to provide meals to children in need throughout the nation. At Little Bird Vintage Designs, we call this our Buy Love, Give Love Branch!

Follow along by subscribing to our YouTube channel, and The Chirp (our company blog) littlebirdvintagedesigns.com.

Wishing you warmth, love and happiness in the year ahead!

Grace

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Mompreneuring it

Screen_Shot_2015-08-24_at_9.58.47_PM_1024x1024Momprenuering it is hard. You definitely must have a passion for your product/idea/service in order to persevere.  Times will get tough–especially as your hobby becomes your “jobby” and your time is in high demand.  Although it is true, you can outsource some of your household duties as a mom, it’s a lot more challenging than one would assume!  If you are of that momprenuering mindset, ‘you can always do it better’

The reality is, being a #startupmom is lonely and unrewarding at times.  It’s important not to feel as if you are a martyr though, because this is worth it.  You are worth it.  This dream and vision is worth it!  Speak up and do not be afraid to ask for help and understanding from your family and friends.  It is also important to keep this little tidbit in mind: this is your dream, not theirs. This is something I have to constantly remind myself of. Sometimes people need guidance on how to show support.  Be open with them, respectful and above all, appreciative.  Be sure to reciprocate the sentiment when they need you in their corner as well.

A key verse that stands out for me is 1 Corinthians 14:33, “God is not a god of confusion, but of peace.”  If it doesn’t feel right, don’t open that door.  I put my trust in God at the helm of my business and pray for guidance and direction in every action that I take.  The phrase, “Beautifully in Over My Head” is another point of inspiration for me.  It occurs to me, however, that this is an every mom sentiment though, right?

There you have it, a little glimpse of my sometimes unglamorous experience pursuing my dreams, in the middle of building and shaping this family of 7, and of course, striving to accomplish both with patience and poise.

Wishing you warmth, love and happiness — and the time to fulfill your dreams!  🙂

Grace