Monday, August 31, 2009

Hip Winners

Hip Hip Hooray!!!! Since not very many people participated in the giveaway, the odds were pretty good that you would win. So, Janice and are the total winner.

Check out the first blog giveaway and choose a gown, the only ones that aren't available are Elmo and Tater Tot's.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Spam I am-GIVEAWAY!!!!!

So, I thought that in this era getting "the word" out for such an event would be easy. There's facebook, websites, blogs, myspace and the twit thing (that I don't do). However, it's not as easy as I thought.

I spent 3 hours yesterday on facebook...looking for new friends. I found this great group of "fans of Burbank". Thinking to myself how perfect, this will be a great way to get the city involved! Letting the community know that we're looking for artsy, fartsy folks and having a continual reminder to look forward to the show...a la facebook style. Well, I was well into my hundredth request when I get this BIG FAT error message that says...stop what you are doing, spam is NOT allowed, you cannot request this many friends, you are a horrible person taking advantage of us, YOU are a terrorist. Ok, maybe not that bad...but ME a spammer (said gasping in horror)???

I thought those were little skinny guys who don't shower, live as hermits, never get out and spend their day trying to scam money out of grandma's who don't know any better. But ME, a humble housewife with a baby and a cat...who likes to sew, bake stuff and gets all excited when I see the miniature size tents at Costco cause I think they are cute...a SPAMMER??????

Yes, I am a spammer and I'm not proud of it as I walk away slowly with my head down.

I need your help people, "spammer" is not a badge that I want to wear.

Things have been mad crazy with all the vendor paperwork going out, so I haven't had a chance to select a new vendor to showcase this week. I will be giving away 2 more newborn gowns, one for the facebook friends and another for the blogging friends.

The first way you can enter is if you make a new post about hiphandmaids, making a link to the blog. Make sure to post a comment with the link so I can read all about it.

The second way to enter is to comment about it as a status update on your facebook. Perhaps then your friends will ask to be my friends instead of the other way around. Make sure you leave a comment in the facebook note letting me know what you said.

Now I am a briber instead of a spammer...I can accept that. The final day for vendor submissions is Tuesday, so look forward to their announcements this week.

Deadline for this giveaway will be Sunday before I go to bed.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Holy Smokes

Oh my goodness, I am getting an overwhelming response to the show. Thought I'd give a little update on where we are and what we are looking for.

Here is a photo of the inside of the Church.

I had an interior designer, (thanks Buff Puff...she's my sister, I can call her that) lay out the tables for optimal use and function and she totally did it different than how I would have laid it out. Good thing I went to a professional or y'all might have gotten lost in a maze and no one would see your beautiful merchandise.

The space will only fit 45, 8'x3' spaces. Therefore, I'm not going to be able to accept every one's application. From what I can tell so far, it won't be for lack of talent and creativity...we just don't want to over saturate a category.

We are looking for the following:

children's clothing
children's accessories
children's toys
adult jewelry
adult accessories
canned goods
baked goods
adult clothing
adult accessories
home decor
holiday decor

We can only have 2 or 3 in each category. Only one week left in the first round picks, send in your photos by the 31st.

Thanks to all who have applied thus far, it's going to be a great show!!!!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Hip Hip Horray!! Giveaway winners

Ok, since I have several friends who posted comments I wanted to make sure I wasn't partial AT ALL so I used the thing cause I can't choose between friends. I tried to put the picture of the box showing which numbers came up, but I was having difficulty making that work so you will just have to trust me.

Drum roll.........27 and 11!!!

nilu said...

love the gowns...especially the tater tot one and of course elmo..for my little one-who just rolled over for the first time today:).....

Nilu, you are the first winner!! YAY! Please email me your address and choice of gown.

Laura and Kelly Allen said...

I like the I heart Tater Tots. My girlfriend calls my little one "tater tot" so it's perfect. :)

Laura, as soon as I get word from Nilu I will let you know which one she picked
Looks like we're in for a fight for the Tater Tot gown...let the battle begin.

UPDATE: Nilu is precious...she took the Elmo one. Laura, Tater Tots is yours just email me your address.

Next week will either be a candy (new vendor) or girl dress giveaway...I can't decide...stay tuned!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Hip Giveaway

YAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYY for giveaways!!!!!!!!

In order to get the word out for Hip Handmaids, we are hosting a giveaway a week up until the day of the show. For the next few weeks we will be giving away these newborn baby gowns...I got a little carried away last week and made 25, so we have lots to giveaway!

the green one says, "still working on my merit badge", the gray on the right is multiple choice A. I'm ignoring you B. I don't care C. I'm not listening and D. All of the above.

the black one on the right says, "pretty persuasion" and the gray one says, "free agent"

the Elmo one also has a huge E on the back and the brown one says, "distinguished gentleman"

the white one in the middle is AC/DC

This week we will be giving away 2 and I will pick numbers at random using that place.

Here are the ways you can enter.

1. Leave a comment and let me know which of these baby gowns is your fave.

2. Add Hip Handmaids as a follower.

3. Add Hip Handmaids as a friend on facebook.

4. And of course if you are interested in being a part of the show submit your photos.

Leave separate comments for each entry.

Hip Hip Hooray! Giveaway ends at midnight CA time on Friday the 21st.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Are you a Hip Handmaid?

Thank you for you interest in Hip Handmaids! We are dedicated to providing exposure for local artists and vendors as well as an amazing shopping experience for the community.

To minimize competition among vendors and to create a well-rounded show, we are careful to not over saturate any area of product, therefore, openings are filled according to both merchandise category and quality level and appeal. All merchandise must be handmade, no resellers please.

Hip Handmaids uses a central checkout system. Entry fee is $75.00 and a 12% commission is retained. Hip Handmaids pays all sales tax. Out of town vendors are welcome to apply, additional fees may apply.

Please email the following information to be considered:

Photos of all items to be considered; please include price points:

Next round of applications due by August 31st.


Well at long last the first post. I am so excited I can hardly stand it. I have been attending boutiques for at least 20 years and now I am working on my own. My mother, the over-achiever, make everything from scratch is my inspiration. I have made fun of her boutique-ing for so long that I felt a little bad when I told her a friend and I were going to start hip handmaids. That feeling went away very quickly with the sheer excitement of a new adventure.

Now, down to business. We can only make so much and the fun of this all is to find those oober talented friends that make you drool with envy. So if you have one of those friends or are that person, please send them our way or send your info our way.

The first deadline of registering is August 31st.