Well, I shared a certain announcement at the end of my post Saturday. But just in case you missed it….
I found out about a month before our trip to Disney World that I was expecting a tie breaker, baby #5! I was so excited! We’ve always announced our pregnancies right away, but I knew that this time I wanted to do something different. I couldn’t see being in such a magical place and not using it to share our good news. But I wasn’t sure right away what kind of pictures I wanted to take. And then I stumbled across the shirt above at Storybook Stitches on Etsy. Oh my goodness! I fell in love right away! It was perfect, and I knew I had to have one of these shirts to wear to Disney. Storybook Stitches offers many different designs, for maternity as well as regular shirts, and several different products too. I contacted them about sharing their adorable products with our readers, and they were excited to do a review and giveaway.
I asked Nick and Becky to tell me a bit about themselves and their vision for Storybook Stitches:
We are a husband and wife team that enjoy embroidery. We work on projects when we have time in the evenings. We’re both Disney fanatics, so most of our projects are something Disney, but we can do almost any sort of custom embroidery and themed items. We are currently expecting our first child, which is how we started making maternity shirts. I had made a few for my wife as we noticed there aren’t many options for expectant mothers. Well after a couple trips to Disneyland and wearing them around town, she received so many compliments and ladies asking where she got her shirt, that we decided to start offering them to others and that’s how we came up with the name of Storybook Stitches after Storybook Land in Disneyland.
I was able to choose not only the design for my shirt, but shirt color, and I had the option to have a saying embroidered on the shirt as well. When I received my shirt in the mail, I was so excited I had to put it on right away. It was just as precious in person as it had been on-line. In fact, I ended up having to snap a few pictures with my phone and go ahead and spill the beans to a few family members and close friends right away! It killed me to leave it hiding in my drawer for the next month. I wore it all around Disney, and got several positive comments. I wasn’t showing at all yet, or I’m sure I would have gotten even more.
The shirt is a thinner t-shirt, but I love the fact that it’s nice and cool, as I tend to get really warm when I’m pregnant. It’s also held up well to several runs through my washer and dryer. The embroidery still looks great as well, which is something I was nervous about initially. These maternity shirts are made to be more form fitting, so this is a shirt you can wear from the beginning of your pregnancy to the end, and not look lost in blousy material. The only downside I see to this is that you might be less comfortable in the early part of your pregnancy if you are still looking a little more “fluffy” than pregnant, something I can certainly relate too! I know the pictures above don’t show much about how the shirts fit a pregnant looking belly, so I thought I’d share some from today. I’m only fifteen weeks, but this is my 6th pregnancy and 5th to get this far, so I’ve “popped” much earlier this time. I just love the shirt even more now!
If you are a Disney fan or have one on your Christmas list, Storybook Stitches has something for you! Be sure to check out their website to see all the great designs, and if you don’t see just what you want, contact them and see what they can do for you! Each of their items is made on an order-by-order basis, and they love to help people find just what they are looking for.
You can purchase the shirt shown above, as well as many other designs, colors, and choices from Storybook Stitches Etsy shop or website. They also offer many other products, so be sure to browse through what they offer! Nick and Becky are also offering our readers a 10% discount on their orders Just contact them before you place your order to take advantage of this offer!
One of our readers will win a shirt of their choice! To enter, use the rafflecopter form below.
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