Saturday, August 20, 2011

Summertime with Hootie Hu

Sheeshh... It's been awhile since I've updated you guys on all things Hootie Hu. We had our first trade show on July 30 at Deerfest 2011. Thank you Maeflower Frillies and Babys BOWtique for teaming up with us and making our first trade show super successful!

Thursday, May 19, 2011



Although we love all things baby... and minky of course... we are also big fans of trying out a new sewing project. While posting photos of our available fabrics, my dear friend, and AWESOME photographer who answers from my never-ending list of photography related questions, Robin wanted some (more like all) of them made into what she could use as an interchangeable cover for her lens carrying case (She uses a Shoot Sac).

After explaining to my mom what is was, my mom says " Oh... you want a napkin?". And that's why you will probably hear me refer to these as napkins more than not.

These 13x13 squares are available in any cotton fabric that we offer. You can either pick one fabric to use for both sides... or if you're like me and you can't decide, then choose two different ones. You have the options of with velcro with or without. This allows you to choose which side you would like to use once you try them on.

Each cover is ONLY $15each!!!


BUY 3 COVERS & GET FREE SHIPPING (If you're local, get 1/2 off your 4th cover)



These last couple of weeks I finally managed to get our Etsy store up and running. If you haven't heard of Etsy... you have been missing out!! It's a fantastic resource of one of a kind items, homemade goodies, and maybe even some inspiration.

Check out our Etsy store for ready to ship items and just contact us for a custom listing

All items can be shipped (shipping fees apply to buyer) to anywhere in the US or picked up locally at Babys BOWtique located at 3300 Kell Blvd (in between Kemp Blvd & Lawrence Road) for no additional charge. 

Thank you to all of our friends and fans for all of the fantastic support we've been shown the last couple of months. I can't say enough how much we really just love having this outlet for our creativity as well as seeing others love Hootie Hu's goodies as much as we do. We put a lot of time, thought, and love into all of our products especially since we know that they are all being sent out there to be well-loved.

Feel free to spread the word! "Like" & "Share" our Facebook Page: CLICK FOR HOOTIE HU'S FACEBOOK or subscribe to our blog! We've got some really awesome items that are going to be added very soon. Display baby bedding should be in store at Babys BOWtique by next week!!

Thanks a million!!!

Monday, May 2, 2011



We really wanted to thank everyone for all the support we've been shown since the creation of Hootie Hu. We've had so much fun having this creative outlet that we get to share with everyone. Soo.... in the spirit of my first official mother's day we're going to have a referral giveaway!!

How it works: Spread the work about Hootie Hu & you get your name in the drawing for FREE FREE FREE goodies.

#1: Post our blog on your Facebook page.
(There is a link at the bottom of this post that helps make that happen really easily)
You MUST make sure to tag us in that post.

#2: Post a link from our Facebook Page to your Facebook page.
You MUST tag us in your post

#3: Send us your friends:
Have you friends and family leave a comment on our FB or our blog.
Make sure they tell us who sent them.
You will earn an entry for EVERY friend that you send

  • Contest ends Friday May 6th at 5PM
  • All entries must be complete or they don't count
  • (That's means make sure we know that you posted and who you sent)
Our signature Fuschia & BW Damask Minky Blanket (double-sided)
$45 value

Runner Up: Boutique Burpie Set: $15 value

Fuschia & Black Damask Boutqiue Burpie Set ONLY

** What if you need a "boy" or "gender neutral" print? E-mail and we will do our best to accomadate**

Remember that these make awesome gifts. Moms always love when personal thought is put into goodies for their little ones. Monogramming & Appliques are available for an additional fee. See our price list.

What we've been up to the last couple of weeks
Kiwi & Violet Gift Set: Ready to Ship or Pickup at Babys BOWtique
 Aqua & Chocolate Gift Set: Ready to Ship or Pickup at Babys BOWtique

Aqua & Robot Gift Set: Ready to Ship or Pickup at Babys BOWtique
Fuschia & Damask Gift Set
We are currently working on our first custom bedding set... of course photos to follow asap. Have something in mind? Shoot me an e-mail and let's make it happen

Remember all of our items are available for pickup at Babys BOWtique. Please visit their FB page for store hours.

We love to hear suggestions so feel free to leave us some love on our blog or FB Hootie Hu Facebook Page.

Also, all custom orders must be paid for in advance. If you're interested in our ready to go favorites, they can be found at Babys BOWtique.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


We have accomplished our first goal! This past Tuesday I finally dropped off our first pieces at Baby BOWtique. If you know me personally, then you know that I usually have 50 projects going on which makes it really hard for me to mark anything off my to do list. This is something that I am  learning to work on. 

Our signature blanket: Fuchsia & Damask
Violet Hootie with Violet dotted minky

Want to see our minky must-haves?? All of our ready made items are for sale at Baby BOWtique located at 3300 Kell Blvd (Between Kemp & Lawrence). You can also find them on Facebook at Baby BOWtique. I am sure you've heard me rave about this place before but it really in a one-of-a-kind place and her work is unmatched. She puts so much time and thought into the pieces plus she'll make you feel like old friends after just one conversation with her. We are very lucky to be a vendor for her bowtique. She also offers fabulous baby shower goodies such as diaper cakes, mums, & invitations. 

Baby BOWtque

Baby BOWtique
Baby BOWtique

We have received lots of requests for custom baby bedding. Although we, and when I say "we" I mean my mom :)  are capable of crib bedding, it's not available right now. I was very lucky that my mom is so talented and was able to do my little Hootie's set. I could not find anything that wasn't your typical baby stuff and when I did find one I liked, it was back ordered for months. Guess everyone else had the same idea as me. 

We hope that in the near future we will be able to offer custom baby bedding. Between all of the custom orders we've received and trying to keep enough stock in the store, we have been crazy busy and couldn't be happier. Although my mom is just this side of desperate enough to enlist me to sew. EEEKKK!! 

Remember, we're not just for girls. I have recently found out really how are it is to find cute boy goodies. Even to match them to a girl! It's just not available!! So we try to offer as many "boy" or "neutral" items as possible. 
Blue Cowboy: will be paired with brown dotted minky 

Robot Theme: Aqua dotted minky

Thank you for all the kind words of support. We really love doing this & hope to continue to be lucky enough to have this creative outlet. We are currently accepting new orders for custom pieces please just e-mail us at Plus we're always open to suggestions & comments. 

Find us on Facebook at Hootie Hu. Feel free to "share" our link and let your friends know about us. We've got some HUGE happenings in our near future and will want to shout them from a mountain top :):)

Saturday, April 9, 2011


Through some very good advice and sweet words from our friends & family we decided to start Hootie Hu! Lovingly named after our favorite little night owl, Hootie Hu offers custom made baby goodies that are a must have. We love all things minky, fun patterns, & themed sets! 

Most of our products are made with patterns only in our heads and some parts are hand sewn which adds a very personal touch to any piece. 

We offer minky blankets, boppy covers, boutique burpies, & pacifier holders. We also offer a great mommy-to-be gift set which includes a blanket, set of 3 burpies, & a pacifier holder. All with matching fabrics & coordinating ribbons plus wrapped up & ready to give!! 

Our studio is a still a work in progress as we are trying to fill orders already placed plus trying to get some stock of our goodies ready for retail at Baby BOWtique located at 3330 Kell Blvd, Wichita Falls, TX, 76308. It is a fantastic baby boutique that I have personally become addicted to. She has some fantastic custom work & we are flattered to be asked to join her vendors. 

Find us on Facebook for photos of current and past projects. Plus always posting new fabrics available and asking for feedback on what our customers would like to see. I know what I like but I want to know what you like! 
The slave driver, the talent, & the inspiration <3

The VERY FIRST cut!!


Our signature blanket
Hot pink w/ Damask

blue cowboy
HK 1
Spice Girls