My WAHM Adventure

Hello, In April 2010 I decided to start my own home-based business making handmade hats for small children. Two years, two Etsy shops and 400 sales later, I am feeling awesome! What started as a small idea has turned out to be more successful that I ever expected. Surprisingly, the satisfaction I get in making something I love, has been the true "success" of this whole adventure.

Friday, March 25, 2011

NEW Spring Hats!

I'm so excited about the launch of a new style of spring hat! 

These are made with a super soft 50% cotton/50% acrylic blend yarn and come in the sweetest of colors!

Check them out!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Anniversary Giveaway!

Starting March 20, 2011, I am celebrating my Etsy Shop's first anniversary on my Facebook Page.  So far there are 10 prizes to be won!  However I will be accepting new prizes up to March 25th, so there may be more prizes to be won! 

I'm also running an Early Bird Anniversary Giveaway and the prize is a $30 gift certificate in my Etsy shop!  The Early Bird Giveaway closes at 1AM March 20, 2011.  Winner will randomly drawn later that day!

Good luck to everyone!


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A little custom order!

I just love to make newborn hats and have them photographed by awesome photographers!

Here's a photo by Jessica Neumann Hinnenkamp of a hat that she custom ordered recently!  How adorable is this?

Sunday, March 6, 2011

A little something about me!

Hello, my name is Nicole and I'm the owner of GurlyStuff... and more!


I'm a SAHM of two beautiful little girls and live in Guelph, Ontario with my husband and children.

I started crocheting again, after many years of not doing it, after having my second baby girl.  I wanted to make her a small, airy lovey (blanket) when she was 4 months old.  Making one small lovey, turned into making a scarf for myself, to signing out a crochet pattern book from the library, to making my first hat!  Excuse the pun but I've been "hooked" ever since!  Two months later, I thought I would open an Etsy shop and sell the items that I love to make!


I opened my Etsy shop in March 2010 but didn't list any items until April 2010, which is when I got my first sale.  I cannot believe I am quickly approaching my first year anniversary for my shop and cannot wait to throw a little giveaway at that time.  If interested, be sure to "like" my Facebook Page for the upcoming details.


My girls are my inspiration!  People's reactions to my creations tell me that I'm making something people like and this makes me want to be creative and make new creations.


I have a new hat design coming out this month.  I'm looking forward to getting them photographed next weekend and getting them up in my shop!  Something a little different, using a new yarn, which I have quickly fallen in love with!  Be sure to keep your eyes out for the product launch later this month.

I'm also in the process of opening up a second Etsy shop kiddodesigns.  Be sure to check it out if you have small children!  I also have a kiddo designs FB page.

Thanks for reading and as a special thanks for reading I'm offering a discount of 20% on all purchases made this month (discount code WBE20),