Why is it that people love Halloween so much? Maybe it’s the candy or the costumes, but my guess is that it is the time of year. Autumn is a delightful season! For me it is easy to get excited with the change in weather, the great colors, the delicious food, and so I want to celebrate! What is there to celebrate? Well, Halloween of course! The kids have fun, the parents have fun…everyone has fun!!!

It’s the time of year we travel to the pumpkin patch. We ride in horse drawn wagons to the field to search for the perfect pumpkin. Plus there is a corn maze, great food, and many other ways to entertain our family of five. Another autumn tradition for our family is a trip to Apple Annie’s where we pick our own apples. Some are to eat and some are for pies, muffins and bread! And we can’t leave without a glass of fresh apple cider. YUMMY!!!!

To help you celebrate Autumn, I have made some Halloween and Fall themed shirts and accessories for my Etsy store. (I’m still debating if I should list them on eBay too….what do you think?) I have sizes 12 months through 5T available. (12mo, 18mo, and 24mo are onesies. 2T, 3T, 4T and 5T are shirts.) If you need a different size, please let me know. I can probably find it for you! Choose from black or creme colored long sleeved t-shirts as well as traditional or fringe appliqué. Add a name or initial if you would like. You design the shirt! How fun 🙂 If you live in an area that is not quite ready for long sleeves (i.e. Tucson) I would be happy to make one for you with short sleeves!

For the boys (yeah, I know they get left out of fun clothing stuff a lot) I have these adorable monster shirts!!!! Choose from any of the 10 monsters available. The thread color on the monsters can easily be changed. You can add a name or initial under, on top or to either side of the monster. Have the monster say Boo! or put a saying like Mommy’s Monster! You design the shirt 🙂 The same sizes are available. They come in gray or night sky blue. I have the long sleeved shirts ready to go, but could get more short sleeved t-shirts if you prefer. Okay, have fun shopping!!!!

Visit my Etsy Store by clicking here!

You may wonder, “Do I need to join Etsy to buy these shirts?” Yes, but joining Etsy is free! You can pay with Paypal or send a check or money order, just like on my website!!! Please feel free to ask me any questions. I’ll post a blog about the wonderful site of Etsy in the next few days. Oh, or you could always email me directly to place an order.
**********FREE GIFT**********

Do you want to be entered into a drawing for one of my fabulous shirts? All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog!!!! SO EASY 🙂 I will make the shirt of your choice…even adult sized if you would like! I will leave this open for the next 5 days. Just comment on any of my blog posts from today forward. ANYONE can enter! I know that often times family members cannot participate. Well, this is my giveaway…so I make the rules! Go ahead and enter 🙂 After 5 days I will put all the names into a hat and let one of my adorable children draw a name out. Then I will announce it here on the blog. Tell everyone you know!!!!


1. Click on the comment link at the bottom of the post . It will look something like this.

Posted by Melanie

2. Type your message in the Leave your comment box.

3. Choose your identity. You DO NOT need a blogger account to leave a comment. You may leave it under other (where you type in your name or whatever you want to be known as) or Anonymous (but I won’t be able to identify you for the contest if you leave an anonymous comment.)

4. Click on the orange Publish Comment button. Wa-la! You just published a comment and are now entered into the free gift drawing!!!!

By the way….I got my monster embroidery designs from Bunnycup Embroidery. She has many great designs and they stitch out beautifully. I got the Boo! and the pumpkin from Emblibrary. Check them out!


33 Responses to “Autumn”

  1. 1 Lynelle September 30, 2007 at 6:04 pm

    As the first to comment, I should get mine entered twice. 🙂
    Jairus needs a cute monoster shirt… we can talk.:)

  2. 2 Lynelle again September 30, 2007 at 6:06 pm

    I meant Monster — not a monster with mono. 🙂

    (now I really should be entered twice)

  3. 3 September 30, 2007 at 6:54 pm

    Great idea. I found you on Etsy. Here is my contact for the contest:

    contact me at

    Cute T-shirts! hope I win:)
    I also have a blog too through my online shop:

  4. 4 heap September 30, 2007 at 6:54 pm

    I’m in — your crazy Iowa aunt should have some special priority, too! ha! I think your shirts are adorable. Hope they go over super. I just can’t believe that October starts tomorrow! Keep up the good work:)

  5. 5 Manda September 30, 2007 at 7:00 pm

    Ooooh love the shirts, they would be great for my niece!!! 🙂 Great shop & blog.

  6. 6 onepinkfuzzy September 30, 2007 at 7:03 pm

    oh, I love the cute monster shirts!

    and I’d love to be added to your Tucson artisans sidebar 🙂

  7. 7 EverydayKumquat September 30, 2007 at 7:08 pm

    CC, I LOVE the grey with blue monster shirt – LOVE it. I think your blog is lovely, I especially like the use of different colours – keep up the great work!!

    Oh, and my contact info if I’m the lucky winner (*fingers crossed*) is or

    Happy Halloween!

  8. 8 Melanie September 30, 2007 at 7:11 pm

    Onepinkfuzzy…got you added! thanks!

  9. 9 Melanie September 30, 2007 at 7:18 pm

    mmmm…kumquats remind me of argentina! Thanks for the comment 🙂

  10. 10 Ali September 30, 2007 at 7:19 pm

    I love autumn too myself! The crisp, cool weather is so great along with the falling leaves and getting to walk through.

    Doesn’t hurt either that my birthday is in October!!!

    The pumpkin patch sounds like a lot of fun too!!

    Your shirts are so awesome too!! Great work you do!

    I am at Etsy at! 🙂

  11. 11 b.inspired boutique September 30, 2007 at 7:24 pm

    Really cute shirts. My little monster would look so cute in one! Awesome idea for a contest. I might have to try it sometime! Ijust started my blog and am not sure what all to do with it yet!
    You can check out my stuff at:

  12. 12 shelly September 30, 2007 at 7:32 pm

    Oh my you have some very cute stuff! We will have to talk and see what we can do for me to own some of your really cute stuff!!

  13. 13 Hyla Waldron September 30, 2007 at 7:38 pm

    Aww, what cute kids! I have three myself, 2 boys and a brand new girl!


  14. 14 Eric & Jess September 30, 2007 at 8:09 pm

    The shirts are too cute. And you have to love the chance at freebies. 🙂

    Jessica (from the babywearing group)

  15. 15 Aunt Marie September 30, 2007 at 9:20 pm

    Melanie, you are amazing! I love reading your blog and I’m pleased with your great idea of fall t-shirts! Keep up the good work!

  16. 16 stacy mccollum September 30, 2007 at 10:50 pm

    the shirts are a great idea melanie.. i love the hooded towels that she makes, i am passing the word on about your new blog…

  17. 17 Mom September 30, 2007 at 11:33 pm

    I love seeing my sweet grandchildren as models for you newest products. You should sell a million!

  18. 18 DragoninKnots September 30, 2007 at 11:47 pm

    Cute Halloween shirts! I hope this contest brings a lot of shoppers to your store!

  19. 19 sara September 30, 2007 at 11:54 pm

    We go to Apple Annies too! When are you going this fall??

  20. 20 Thanita Glancey October 1, 2007 at 12:19 am

    Hey Mel! I love your t-shirts! They are absolutely so cute! I am a huge fan of the fall season. I get absolutely giddy during this season! So I say to Autum….bring it on baby!


    PS enter my a** for the prize!!!

  21. 21 WendiWinn October 1, 2007 at 3:06 am

    your shirts are too cute. and what a fun contest. 🙂

  22. 22 Anonymous October 1, 2007 at 3:22 am

    Oh we love this time of year! We pick apples too in Hood River Oregon. The pumkin patch is awesome. Thanks for sharing. Your shirts are so cute!
    Warm wishes
    Mel, Haddy2dogs

  23. 23 Katie October 1, 2007 at 4:51 am

    I love the pumpkin shirt, Melanie! Oh- and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! It sounds like you are doing really well! Congrats! I need to order something from you soon, my niece turns three October 18th! Hooray!

    -katie pelle

  24. 24 Anonymous October 1, 2007 at 10:53 am

    Love your designs on all your products!! You are so right about boys clothes. I have a 10 month old and clothes are either too babyish or too oldish. He’s mummy’s little monster. Good luck with business.

    Contact for contest

  25. 25 Pagano DesignWorks October 1, 2007 at 3:46 pm

    What cute kids!
    How much are they going for?
    I assume they come with the adorable shirts, since it makes for such a cute package!!

    It looks like you are having a lot of fun!

    (I have two monsters of my own…XL ones though! Since I would bet the price of yours doesn’t include their college tuition, I guess you should probably keep them!)

  26. 26 kara October 1, 2007 at 4:02 pm

    The pumpkin shirt is so cute!!!

  27. 27 Made by Melissa October 1, 2007 at 5:27 pm

    Great contest!! My little guy would look too cute for words in one of your monster shirts. Do you make them in infant sizes as well?

  28. 28 DancingMooney October 1, 2007 at 8:40 pm

    I love your new fall ideas! And Yes, I’m a great fan of the change in seasons too! I’m always sad to see summer go, but there is such beauty in the fall!

  29. 29 tootsiegrace October 1, 2007 at 8:46 pm

    Thanks for helping me get in the Autumn spirit! Your shop is great!

    You can find me on Etsy at

  30. 30 Anonymous October 1, 2007 at 11:21 pm

    hi, I soooo hope I win!! thanks so much!!


  31. 31 Kaylah October 2, 2007 at 3:14 am

    Those shirts for little boys are adorable, my nephew would look precious in one!

    I love the fall too! I like to be cool, but not cold. The fall is a nice time to cuddle up with a book.


  32. 32 Lisa October 2, 2007 at 2:32 pm

    Hi Melanie, it’s Lisa from playgroup. I love your stuff. Super cute. And I like your blog too! Very brave of you to post your 8 things! BTW, just found out that I’m pg so reading the puke story made me all feel all pukey but it was still funny! You inspire me to have a home business too!

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