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.

Monday, May 25, 2009

20% off everything blue, this week only!

In celebration of Memorial Day, Hand Picked Pumpkin is offering 20% off everything blue this week only. Enter BLUE in the coupon section at check-out. Offer good through Saturday, May 30th.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Hand Picked Pumpkin Flare Pants Giveway @ Fabulous Fun Finds

Fabulous Fun Finds Baby Shower Blast

Be sure to check out and enter the Fabulous Fun Finds Baby Shower Blast. They are giving away many fun things, including a pair of Hand Picked Pumpkin flare pants.

Here's the review:
Hand Picked Pumpkin features a modern line of limited edition and custom baby clothing. Mama designed and baby tested, the line is stylish, beautiful and locally hand-sewn from the coziest of fabrics. This is truly one of the most unique companies out there! You get to become your own designer!! I was able to create a pair of flair pants and matching shirts. It was so much fun and I am definitely proud of my creation. Simply start out by selecting the style and size of the item you would like to purchase. A variety of fabric options are available as you select different prints for the body, trim and pockets! Handpicked Pumpkin will create your design! I was extremely impressed with the quality of this items! Plus I have a sense of ownership over the outfit as it was my creation, right?

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Thanks to Petit Elefant!

Many thanks to Petit Elefant for their second review of Hand Picked Pumpkin.

Here's what they have to say about our custom baby clothing:

Looking for a sweet little number for your babes this Spring? I love the customizable outfits from Hand Picked Pumpkin; 3 easy steps to personalization: pick a piece, choose the size, and select fabrics. Honestly, they're so adorable it's ridiculous.
Hand Picked Pumpkin gives you the option of creating one-of-a-kind outfits for your babes, minus the sewing. I'm all for that.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Thanks to the!

National Best

Many thanks to for mentioning Hand Picked Pumpkin in their Best Baby Show Gift Series. Here's a clip from the review:

Hand Picked Pumpkin has a great customized gift option that allow you to design each clothing item. I made one of their cute reversible cotton hoodie jackets. The process itself is really fun, making it a great gift certificate item or something cool you can customize for your friend's baby too. 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 turned out really great and it's like getting a gift twice - once designing your item and a second time when it arrives in the mail.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Two little pumpkins

Just look at these two adorable pumpkins dressed in hpp for their photo session. I absolutely love it when customers share images of their little ones wearing our line.

Monday, May 11, 2009

May Pumpkin of the Month!

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

"Wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know how much we are enjoying Katherine's Hand Picked Pumpkin clothing. We just got her shirt dress in the mail—adorable! I can't wait until fall when she can wear it. She has been living in her flare pants and lap T outfit. I get so many compliments on it and so many people ask where we got it. I wish you made the flare pants in adult sizes. They are so darling! The best thing is how well your clothing washes up and keeps it shape, size, and color. Katherine is crawling and always on the move and your clothing moves with her. She is quiet the messy eater but I never worry since it washes up so well! I am attaching a picture of Katherine at 9 months in her favorite Hand Picked Pumpkin outfit. It has been washed and worn over 30 times (can you tell it is our favorite) and it still looks like new. Even the knees have held up — which is quiet a feat with a crawling baby! Thank you so much for your wonderful clothing line!"

Congratulations Katherine and Elizabeth 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!

Friday, May 8, 2009


Happy in the morning

I open my cottage door;

A clear breeze blowing

Comes straight in.

The first sun

Lights the leafy trees;

The shadows it casts

Are crystal clear.


In accord with my heart,

Everything merges

In one harmony.

Gain and loss

Are not my concern;

This way is enough

To the end of my days.

- Wen-siang

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Swatches galore

If you are having a bit of a time deciding among all our lovely woven prints, please feel free to email us at and we will be more than happy to mail you a collection of swatches for no charge. Apricot Star Paisley and Apricot Oxford Stipe are my favorites this week!

Monday, May 4, 2009

A preview of upcoming fabrics

We had a lovely time selecting new woven fabrics last week. Thought you'd enjoy a little preview of our favorites this week. Here are a two from Free Spirit we'll be incorporaing into our Spring/Summer 2010 limited edition ready-made line.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Thanks for all your contest entries!

Thanks for all your contest entries. We have emailed contest winners this morning. Be on the look out for our next giveaway!