Tuesday, December 15, 2009

$11 off all custom styles

Only two weeks left of super savings deals! This week only $11 off all custom styles! Offer expires Sunday, December 20th and applies to on-line orders only.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

$10 off all styles site-wide

$10 off all styles site-wide this week only! This means perfect baby stocking stuffers like the bloomer and contoured burp are only $4 and custom knot hats are only $12. Shop now. Offer expires Sunday, December 13th and only applies to on-line purchases.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

30% off all 9 signature outfits

In cyber Monday spirit, we are offering 30% off all 9 signature outfits this week only as our count down continues. This deal applies to on-line orders only and expires December 7th.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Here's a great opportunity to stock up on gifts for the new babies on your list. Our cozy and contoured burps are only $8 this week. Select from our assortment of over 25 stylish woven prints!
Offer applies to on-line orders only and expires November 29th.

Monday, November 16, 2009

$7 off all products site-wide!

The countdown continues! This week only take $7 off all products site-wide. This offer applies to on-line orders only & expires Sunday, November 22nd.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Many thanks to Design {for} Baby!

Here's what Design {for} Baby has to say about Hand Picked Pumpkin:

Hand Picked Pumpkin :: Custom Baby & Toddler Clothing

If you always thought that having a hand in designing your baby’s clothing would be cool, Hand Picked Pumpkin is a clothing line you might be interested in checking out! The line allows parents to pick their garment, size, fabric and trim to custom-make individual items of clothing.

Hand Picked Pumpkin was founded on the belief that companies need to make decisions that will better both their community and environment. Since its initial launch in 2006 Hand Picked Pumpkin has made a commitment to reducing its environmental impact in as many ways as possible. One substantial step includes forgoing fanciful gift packaging. Other green efforts include contracting with local seamstresses, purchasing domestic materials, recycling, using non-toxic cleaning products and incorporating energy efficiencies in the design studio.

Hand Picked Pumpkin very graciously sent us one of their adorable shirt dresses for my daughter to try, and let me just say we are both madly in love with it! Each unique garment is made with domestically produced 100% cotton interlock knit, making the garment incredibly soft and "cozy" as my daughter would say! The shirt dress is also very easy to wear during potty training, all Julia has to do is lift it up and pull down her panties and she is ready to go! No more fiddling around with buckles ... woohoo!

Hand Picked Pumpkin's line of fashionable, functional and unique baby clothes is ready to be hand picked by you. The customization is incredibly fun and the clothes are so chic and comfortable you’ll wish they came in your size! Head on over to { http://www.handpickedpumpkin.com/ } and take a look for yourself!

Monday, November 9, 2009

up to 60% off sample sale

Hand Picked Pumpkin hosts its first-ever sample sale Thursday, November 12th from 9am to noon & 5pm to 8pm. This event housed at the design studio features 60% off samples and limited edition styles, including our entire range from reversible hoodies to rompers to stroller blankets. Sizes range from 3-6m to 4T. Cash only and all sales final.

For more info email us at info@handpickedpumpkin.com.

Monday, November 2, 2009

30% off 5 Bottoms

This week only Hand Picked Pumpkin signature bottoms including the best selling flare pant, drawstring pant, skort, short and bloomer separate are all 30% off. Shop early for the pint size people on your holiday list! Offer applies to on-line orders only & expires November 8th.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hand Picked Pumpkin featured in Totts!

Thanks to Totts Magazine for featuring Hand Picked Pumpkin in their recent issue. Our Charlie and Audrey ready-made sets are featured in the section, "Enjoy these great finds for your Little Pumpkin this fall".

Monday, October 26, 2009

40% off Bundled By You sets

Our holiday count down continues this week with another special deal for you. Our Bundled by You sets including our signature crew bodysuit, knot hat and yoga pant are on sale for 40% off. Offer applies to on-line orders only & expires Sunday, November 1st.

Monday, October 19, 2009

30% off 3 Reversible Hoodies

Our holiday count down continues this week with another steal!

This week only we are offering 30% off* 3 Hand Picked Pumpkin signature Reversible Hoodies.

*Offer expires Sunday, October 25th, applies to on-line orders only and while ready-made supplies last.

Monday, October 12, 2009

2 Shirt Dresses for $22

While supplies last we are kick-starting our holiday count down by offering one of our best sellers, the ready-made Long Sleeve Shirt Dress for just $22.

Start your holiday shopping now for the pumpkins on your list and get either the Audrey or Paisley/Kiwi Shirt Dress for a steal!

If you prefer the Paisley/Kiwi indicate so by entering "go green" in the coupon section at checkout. Sale price will be reflected at checkout.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Deals and Steals: 20% off

Hand Picked Pumpkin is running a fall promotion with Parents Connect Local * GoCityKids.com and today we're sharing it with our loyal subscribers. Type GCK in the coupon section at check-out and receive 20% off your on-line order.

Here's a great opportunity to stock up on fall items for baby or start your holiday shopping early!

And of course be sure to check out all that GoCityKids.com has to offer!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Welcome to our newest local retailer: Our Baby

Be sure to check out a new local retailer Our Baby at 3420 N. Elston Ave. for your new baby needs. They have stocked up on our Pocket Tee & Bubble Yoga Pant Gift Sets a perfect new baby gift!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Many thanks to Celebrity Baby Scoop!

Many thanks to Celebrity Baby Scoop for today's review of Hand Picked Pumpkin:
Hand Picked Pumpkin: Customizable, Comfortable & Stylish Clothing

Hand Picked Pumpkin features a modern line of limited edition and custom baby clothing that is both stylish and comfortable. They use only the softest in cotton knits and the trim prints are both colorful and easy to coordinate.

Designer Allison Case of Hand Picked Pumpkin has created a unique and user friendly way to customize clothing for your little one.

The process is simple.

1. Visit her website and pick a garment (she's got everything from playsuits and dresses to pants and hoodies!)

2. Pick the color, style, trim and whether or not you prefer pockets.

3. Checkout and wait for your customized garment to arrive.

(If you would prefer not to customize there is the "Ready-made" option.)

All of the clothing is available in sizes up to 24 months and some are available in toddler sizes up to 4T.

Celebrity mom's like Hand Picked Pumpkin so much they sent Allison thank you notes!

90210 star Jennie Garth opted for custom overalls for her little girl while Courtney Cox Arquette's daughter Coco is a fan of the Logan Short Sleeve Lap Tee & Matching Skort.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Customize with new fabrics!

We added three new fabrics to our palette of custom wovens. Be one of the first to design a signaure outfit with Pebbles, Squared or Pink Temple Garland.

Pink Temple Garland



Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Best Fall Jackets for Babies and Toddlers

Early Childhood Parenting Examiner calls our Reversible Hoodie one of The Best Fall Jackets for Babies and Toddlers. Here's what they have to say:

Hand Picked Pumpkin'sreversible cotton hoodie jackets are customizable down to the buttons. The process itself is really fun. You pick colors, patterns, even button colors for the inside and outside of the little jacket. I did a blue and brown combo with cowboy and horses retro accent print. It is so cute and a fun item in my baby's wardrobe. Best yet, it is reversible so it's like having two cute jackets in one and you get to design both sides. Comes in sizes 3 months up to 4T.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thanks to Baby Shopping Site!

Many thanks to Baby Shopping Site for this week's review of Hand Picked Pumpkin:

Babies in the cutest clothes, right? How about the cutest most comfortable clothes? The pieces at Hand Picked Pumpkin were designed by Allison Case when she saw how easily her son Pierson was crawling around in the more comfortable knit pants, and how sparse those were on the marketplace. And then Hand Picked Pumpkin was born in 2006 and has since taken many hearts, including ours, with their adorable and fashionable pieces.

Here is where the fun part and the "hand picked" part is:

Step 1: Pick your garment
Step 2: Choose the size (3-6 months up to 4T)
Step 3: Customize with amazing fabrics

As a fun and different way to party, if you live in the Oak Park, Illinois area, you can have a party or host a party and end up with your own discount on their products. Just call Hand Picked Pumpkin at 708-524-1812.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

We love the new Cookie Magazine cover

Lovely article this month in Cookie Magazine about celebrity mom Jeannie Garth and mommmyhood. Be sure to check out the beautiful slideshow.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Spend $40 & get 20% off your next purchase!

Spend $40 and receive a coupon for 20% off your next purchase at any September or October Hand Picked Pumpkin trunk show party. Coupons will be good through 12/31/09.Perfect savings for upcoming holiday gifting!

Book your fall party now! Email us at info@handpickedpumpkin.com or call us at 708-524-1812.

*May not be combined with any other discounts or promotions except standard hostess discounts. Applies to trunk show party sales only.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

National Nanny Recognition Week - Sept 20-26, 2009

Be sure to check out & save the date for First Class Care's upcoming Nanny event:
Wednesday, September 23rd
10:30am - 12:30pm

First Class Care wants to recognize all of the amazing nannies we know. Have your nanny join us for a morning of FUN at Nibbles Play Cafe.

Encourage your nannies to bring the kids to enjoy playtime, balloon twisting, crafts, and raffle prizes for FREE. They could win gift cards for Target, I-tunes, Starbucks, Manicures, Facials and MORE! This year we have amazingly generous sponsors providing tons of prizes for the event.

If the kids they care for are in school - have them come and meet other nannies and set up future playdates!

They do not need to be registered with First Class Care to attend! Entrance fee to Nibbles is FREE for nannies and kids from 10:30am - 12:30pm. Nibbles also has excellent food for purchase.

click here to find out more and to register

Hand Picked Pumpkin and My Corner Playroom

Hand Picked Pumpkin and My Corner Playroom are teaming up once again!

Please join in the fun this Friday, September 11th as we celebrate My Corner Playrooms 5th Birthday! Trunk Show Sales Rep Nancy Fullerton will be hosting a Hand Picked Pumpkin Trunk Show during open play from 9am-1pm. In honor of the celebration, any purchases that are made during the show will receive a 15% discount.

As always Miss Lisa plans to have lots of fun things planned for the kids(face painting, cupcakes, and music with Ms. Carol at 10am) so momma can shop while the kids can play.

For my information on My Corner Playroom:

Monday, August 31, 2009

Thanks to The Shopping Mama!

Many thanks to The Shopping Mama for their very detailed review of our newest gift set, the pocket tee & bubble yoga pant. Be sure to click through to The Shopping Mama to see an adorable pumpkin sporting, Paisley and to find a special reader discount.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Thanks to About.com: Pocket Tee & Bubble Yoga Pant

Thanks to About.com for their recent review of our Pocket Tee & Bubble Yoga Pant:

Hand Picked Pumpkin is one of my favorite places to get personalized baby clothes. With a range of fabric and style choices, you can decide how you want your baby clothes to look. Not feeling up to the task of creating personalized baby clothes? Choose one of their adorable, pre-designed looks.

Their new pocket t-shirt and bubble yoga pant is part of their pre-designed line, using your choice of either a blue color scheme or a beautiful pale green. Complimented with fun and color fabric in the same general color family, there's a pocket on the long-sleeved lap tee as well across the seat of the pants.

click here to continue reading the review

Friday, August 21, 2009


"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." Dr. Seuss

Thursday, August 20, 2009

A Gift For You on our 3rd Birthday

30% off for 3 days only* in celebration of our 3rd birthday! Enter 3BDAY in the coupon section at check-out to redeem this special discount.

While you are shopping be sure to check out our latest on-line celebrity shoppers buzz.

And be on the look out for the first issue of our printed seasonal catalog. The Hand Picked Pumpkin Fall/Winter 09 Catalog will be hitting customer mailboxes (yes, snail mail!) this week.

*Offer is only available for on-line purchases and expires midnight, Saturday, August 22nd CST.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Celebrity moms love the overalls!

Check out how celebrity moms Jennie Garth and Erinn Hayes custom designed our overalls featured on our celebrity buzz page here at handpickedpumpkin.com.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Welcome to our newest retailer: Aesthetics

If you're near Crystal Lake, IL be sure to check out Connie Perez's adorable shop, Aesthetics. Besides carrying a range of our ready-made line including long sleeve shirt dresses, flare pants, drawstring pants and matching tees, Aesthetics will be hosting Hand Picked Pumpkin trunk shows in their delightful workshop space.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Daily Dish: Kiddie Cool

Thanks to SeekingDesigners.com for featuring our little pumpkin sporting the new Charlie Long Sleeve Lap Tee & Charlie Drawstring Pant in their Daily Dish:Kiddie Cool, Bite of the Day!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Foupeasonline.com for back to school bags

Be sure to shop Four Peas at fourpeasonline.com to stock up on back to school supply bags, lunch bags and backpacks. My boys are big fans of biker and rocker series. Kid bags that look good.

Friday, July 31, 2009


"To create a new business that makes money, and
more significantly, employs others, and more significantly,
gives a product to a customer that improves their life, is our greatest challenge, our greatest opportunity, and the greatest gift, far greater than any charity that we can give our fellow person."

Monday, July 27, 2009

Celebrity Orders

There's some buzz in the Hand Picked Pumpkin design studio today as we are processing custom orders for two celebrity moms Jennie Garth and Erinn Hayes. Be sure to check out our celebrity buzz page in the next week or so as we will be posting the custom designs these two moms choose for their little pumpkins.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Thanks to Gerber Babies!

Many thanks to The Gerber Babies Blog for their recent review of Hand Picked Pumpkin: It's pumpkin season in July! At Hand Picked Pumpkin, the pickings are never slim. You can customize your order and have fun at the same time! Anything is possible in this ultimate pumpkin patch! Click here to read the rest of the review!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Thanks to OtherHOOD!

Thanks to OtherHOOD for a wonderful review of Hand Picked Pumpkin this morning:

Did you ever wish you could design children's clothing? Well now is your chance! Hand Picked Pumpkin is a modern line of limited and custom baby clothing. They have it all. For baby go with the basics either short or long sleeve body suits, cute romper, overalls or crew tees. For toddlers you can go with cozy designer shorts, drawstring pants or an adorable hoodie. They come in a variety of colors and are 100% cotton. The best part....you can mix and match prints and fabrics. Maybe you like the retro stripe with the rodeo cowboy pattern or the daisy pattern with pink polka dots. You can keep playing around with the design until you find one that suits your child's style the best.

I was able to create a cute hoodie for Little B. It was a lot of fun to pick the design and colors of the garment. I choose a chocolate brown color for the hoodie and kiwi for the inside lining. The two patterns I choose where the Rodeo Kids Cream and Retro Mini Strip and I have to say it turned out awesome! I was so happy with my creation and it looks adorable on my little guy (sorry for no picture of him but he wont stay still long enough for me to get a good snap shot). I was so impressed with the quality of the clothing, it is gorgeous!

I love knowing that no one else will have the same style as Little B. Face it - if you have boys you know that there is a lack of cute clothing for them and that is why I jumped at the chance to make a one of a kind outfit for him. But if you are not in the mood to customize you can shop their ready made selections which are just as sweet!

Want to add a fun twist to your next playdate or girls night out? Host a trunk show and receive a discount on your next order. Hand Picked Pumpkin will send you samples, swatches and order forms and all you need to do is invite friends, display the garments and take the orders. How cool!? Visit their website for more information on how to host a trunk show.

Special Discount: The fabulous designers at Hand Picked Pumpkin would like to offer our readers a 15% coupon for on-line orders only. At check-out enter the code: Otherhood in the coupon section. This discount expires on July 17th.

Monday, June 29, 2009

40% off reversible Tula hoodie!

Hand Picked Pumpkin is offering 40% off our reversible Tula hoodie, the perfect little jacket for cooler summer nights!
Tula was a featured at the Golden Globes gifting suites where Hand Picked Pumpkin presented its cozy and stylish infant wear line and showered celebrity moms and dads such as Angie Harmon, Angela Bassett, Carnie Wilson, Joely Fisher, Kevin Weisman, Ming-Na and Chandra Wilson (just to name a few!) with an assortment of our popular hoodies and hats.

To grab yours at this steal, enter Tula in the coupon section at check-out. Offer will expire at mid-night Tuesday, July 1st. *

*This offer can not be combined with other coupon codes and is only available on-line while supplies last.

Friday, June 26, 2009


"The quality of events surrounding you in any given moment
in time may be reflecting specific beliefs that you
hold in that moment of time."
— Gregg Braden

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New retail stores

Welcome to our newest retail partners who just this week started carrying Hand Picked Pumpkin.

Be sure to shop our tee & bloomer gift set selection if you're near Storks Cradle in Wheaton, Illinois, The Paper Affair in Lombard, Illinois, The Happy Heart in Arlington, Tennesse and Trendy Events and Parties in Cape Girardeau, MO.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Our Spring Summer 2010 line

Some days (like this morning) we think how crazy it is that we're actually wrapping up the details of our ready-made spring/summer 2010 line. It seems like summer 2009 has just arrived here in Chicago! Today: a preview of a few more prints Hand Picked Pumpkin will be highlighting in 2010.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Thanks to Barefoot Mommies!

Barefoot Mommies

Thanks to Barefoot Mommies for their review today about Hand Picked Pumpkin.

Hand Picked Pumpkin Custom Baby and Toddler Clothing is the perfect place to find your special Hand Picked items. When they say hand picked that is exactly what you get. Quality designed item that you design yourself.

Read here for more!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Get a coordinating piece for free!

If you host a Hand Picked Pumpkin Trunk Show in July or August and buy one style, you will receive a second coordinating style for free!*

Be the first to preview our newest fall additions and hand pick the perfect fall outfit for your little one in the comfort of your own home!

Contact us today to book your show by phone, 708-524-1812 or email, info@handpickedpumpkin.com.

Trunk shows are available nationwide.

*this offer can not be combined with any other promotions and only applys when hosting a home trunk show

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Hand Picked Pumpkin profiled in new book

Many thanks to Bruce Wolk for including Hand Picked Pumpkin in his newly released book, Made Here, Baby! This book highlights manufactures who produce right here in the lovely USA. This is a point of great pride for all of us here at HPP. Please be sure to check out this much needed resource for all parents and remember how it important it is to support local!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Thanks to Upscale Baby Blog!

Thanks to Upscale Baby Blog for their review of our Hand Picked Pumpkin Collin Reversible Hoodie. Here's what they had to say:

Recently I came across the perfect hoodie for a little boy: the Collin Reversible Hoodie made by Hand Picked Pumpkin. It is absolutely adorable! Made of 100% interlock cotton, this hoodie is so soft and not too heavy for warmer spring or cooler summer days. The beautiful cocoa brown hoodie is offset by blue trim and rodeo music players on the lining. It snaps, so it’s easy to get on and off baby. Angela Bassett’s son Slater was wearing this hoodie on the Oprah Winfrey Valentine’s Day Show. At $54, it’s not overpriced for the average person, either, and it’s reversible, so you’re really getting two hoodies in one! To view this cute hoodie, visit HandPickedPumpkin.com.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Thanks to About.com: Creative and Colorful Baby Clothing

Many thanks to About.com for their review of Hand Picked Pumpkin. Here's what they had to say about our creative and colorful baby clothing:

Many parents long to try their creative hand at designing baby clothing for their baby boys and baby girls. But many choose not to, simply because they feel they lack the skills.

Now all that can change with Hand Picked Pumpkin. You get to choose from basics like rompers, dresses, tops and bodysuits, bottoms and other essentials. Then you can select a base fabric and a contrasting fabric and Hand Picked Pumpkin will do the rest.

Not ready to dabble in creating your own custom baby clothing? You can also choose from ready-made designs.

Baby t-shirts start at less than $20, and for the totally originally styling you get, it's worth it. Clothing from Hand Picked Pumpkin would also make a great baby gift.

Friday, June 5, 2009


"Discover that the most powerful way to help those
you love is to lead by example — and realize
you're leading by example all of the time."
— Joe Caruso

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Our June Pumpkin of the Month

Here's Kaylee, our newest Pumpkin of the Month! Her mom Jennifer included this note:

"Kaylee loves to wear her dress from HPP! It is very soft and comfortable to play in (unlike many other dresses she has and describes as scratchy). I love the durable fabric and the great colors and design. This dress is a spring and summer staple!"

Congratulations Kaylee and Jennifer on receiving a $50 hpp gift certificate!

Want to tell us how cute your pumpkin is, then email us a photo of your little one dressed in hpp and tell us about it!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Photo session images!

We did a Hand Picked Pumpkin photo session a few weeks back for our fall/winter 09 ready-made line that will be available in July on our website, in boutiques and shown at home shows. Thought I'd share one of my favorite photos of our updated best seller the Audrey Long Sleeve Lap Tee and Audrey flare pant. How precious is this image!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Thanks to Celebrity Baby Blog!

Many thanks to Celebrity Baby Blog for their feature on Hand Picked Pumpkin! Here's what they have to say about our line:

Need stylish clothes for both boys and girls? Try Hand Picked Pumpkin for creative, custom clothing for babies and toddlers.

Get the basics for baby with short and longsleeve bodysuits, or crew tees in a variety of colors and 100% cotton fabrics, then select from a wide assortment of printed fabrics — in stripes, dots, retro cowboys, florals — to customize the trim. Prices for bodysuits range from $32 to $40, and t-shirts from $18 to $42, but with a palette of 21 fabrics to select for customizing, you can’t beat the price for original (and cute!) baby clothing.

For toddlers, try mixing and matching prints as you customize drawstring pants ($30-44) with cuffs and a tie, or a shirt dress ($32-46) with its collar and placket. With loads of options for sizes, garment colors and fabrics for trim, this easy-to-use-website shows you exactly what your customized garment will look like. Don’t like stripes with flowers? Keep playing around with styles until you find the exact one that suits both you and your child.

Not in the mood to customize? No problem. Just go for the ready-made selections that the website offers.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Featuring blue wovens

Our blue sale, 20% off everything blue through tomorrow, also includes custom and ready-made garments featuring blue wovens. Wovens that contain blue include: dotty dot perwinkle, tie, star paisley, jim dandy turquoise, mini stripe cocoa, jump rope, retro mini stripe, seeing spots chocolate, soft spot blue, soft spot pink, tiny check cocoa, daisy dreams brown, floral fusion, retro yipee, rodeo music blue, roller coaster, farm kids, cream rodeo kids and carnival bloom.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Blue is not just for boys: Design a custom shirt dress or raglan dress with bloomers featuring perwinkle

Blue is not just for boys.

Suggustion No. 3: Some of my favorite custom pieces feature our perwinkle blue interlock knit for girls. The Hand Picked Pumpkin raglan dress with bloomers and our ever popular short and long sleeve shirt dresses are adorable designed in blue. Wovens that pair well include: tie, star paisley, mini stripe cocoa, jump rope, and carnival bloom just to name a few!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Perwinkle Lining: The Collin Reversible Hoodie

Blue, blue and more blue.

Suggustion No. 2: Our Collin Reversible Hoodie features a perwinkle blue lining. Made from 100% interlock knit, the Hand Picked Pumpkin reversible hoodie is the perfect little jacket for cooler days and nights. Chic hood accents and matching pocket add a modern twist. You'll wish one could be made in your size!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Featuring perwinkle interlock: Cole Crew Playsuit

In honor of our blue sale this week, we are featuring a few our favorites that pertain!

Suggustion No. 1: The Cole crew playsuit -made from our soft periwinkle blue interlock knit -is the perfect one piece outfit for baby. Trimmed at the neck and chest with a modern outline stripe detailed with thin bold orange, lime green, aqua, white and brown stipes, this piece is a new baby favorite. Double sets of shoulder snaps make this playsuit easy to pull over baby's head.