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,

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

Monday, June 8, 2009

Thanks to Creative and Colorful Baby Clothing

Many thanks to 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.