Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Artist at Work - Ballerina Collection

It's that time again, time for a new kids wall art collection! This time...ballerinas take to the stage. Take a glimpse into the studio of the artist at work. My mother, Harriet Babchick, co-founder and artist of Baby Chick Designs is creating our second design in this Ballerina Collection, "Ballet Slippers." Our first was the "Prima Ballerina" on toe, which has been a big hit! Designed specifically in mind for the sophisticated girl (whether 2 years old or 16 years old) with a muted, soft pink and brown color pallete.

"Prima Ballerina" is available in a 16x20 canvas wrap, personalized canvas growth chart, and 2 sizes as a fine art print. "Ballet Slippers" will coordinate nicely with it and will be available in a canvas wrap and fine art print.

Available at our company website and Etsy Shop.

© Baby Chick Designs, All Rights Reserved

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Etsy Treasuries lead to sales!

Interestingly enough...yesterday's post "Treasured Moments" prompted a discussion on the Etsy forum threads about the number of treasuries that have been created recently because of the new "Treasury West" that allows an infinite number of treasuries to be created. The gist of the discussion is whether being in a treasury REALLY leads to sales. Well, the answer is YES! If you put together a great treasury with items that have great photos, it has a chance of being chosen for the FRONT PAGE of Etsy...and BAM!...lead to sales. That's just what happend to me yesterday. Our "Mommy & Me Lambs" print was included in this "Farm Chic" treasury, made it to the front page today, and we sold that print, and 2 more from the same collection...just like that! So, continue to take great photos of your listings, tag them accordingly, and "treasure" those never know when they will get to the front page of Etsy and lead to sales!

Monday, October 11, 2010

"Treasured" Moments

Lately Baby Chick Designs has been featured quite reguarly in Etsy Treasuries. We always appreciate being included and love to see the wonderful artistic combination of hand-made items in every treasury we are featured in. Below are just a couple of the treasuries for your enjoyment. Thanks to Deersprite, Pink Glitter Boutique, and SeaPinks for including us!

Eggplant Print - 1st row at

Blueberry Cupcake Print - 3rd row at

"Mommy & Me Lambs" Print - 2nd row at

Monday, June 7, 2010

Princess Power!

Well, it's finally here...our Princess Wall Art Collection! We knew we always wanted to do a Princess themed collection...but we didn't exactly know what it would be. When my mother, the artist, started to do preliminary drawings...she started to think about her granddaughter and how she loved to play dress-up with all of her princess dresses, crowns, and wands. This also usually involved lots of stuffed animals in various role playing scenes like tea parties, story telling, picnics, and much more! This was the inspiration for this collection. Our first design is "Princess Tea Party" seen below. Perfect for your little princess's bedroom or playroom!

It is available in an 11x14 fine art print or 16x20 fully assembled canvas wrap. Look for other designs in this collection coming soon, as well as a matching growth chart!

Order the fine art print from our Etsy Shop and the canvas wrap from our company website.

© 2010 Baby Chick Designs, All Rights Reserved

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Unique & Affordable Baby Shower Gift!

When it comes to finding that special baby shower gift, it can really be difficult. We've all given the same cute onesie outfits or burp cloth sets. Although these are nice and definitely needed by new mothers in the first 3 months of a baby's life, unfortunately, they are only used a couple of times before getting tossed into the back of a closet! One option is to look into all the adorable nursery decor available today by handmade sellers on Etsy, an online shopping site featuring sellers who make all sorts of one-of-a-kind handmade items. Since their are many, I won't list them all here...but if you visit Etsy and search for "nursery decor" you will find amazing handmade artwork, personalized step stools, nursery wall letters, vinyl stick-on decals, and much more! Your soon-to-be mother friends will really appeciate these one-of-a-kind gifts and be able to enjoy them well after the baby's first year of life! Below is our "Barnyard Farm Animals Wall Art Print Collection," available in blue or pink striped background for boys and girls nurseries. Purchase seperately or together to create a beautiful display in your little one's room. Each can be personalized with a name and birth date! Visit our Etsy Shop! Enjoy!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Mother's Day Best Gift Picks!

Ah...what to do about Mother's Day??? I'm always stumped. What do you get for the Mother that has everything? Or who has everything within a $50 price range? Ha ha. Gift certificates to spas, manicure appointment, books....done that!! Why not browse through some one-of-a-kind handmade gifts that for your dear old mum! Here are some of my favorites from some great Etsy handmade sellers!

Follow this link to visit their on the item you want to view within the link!

Happy Mother's Day!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Fun Fun Stuff!

Everyday I read about another fun software tool or website! Here's my new favorite! Make a "Word Cloud." It's a great way to make a button or graphic for your blog or website. I used this one to describe our artwork...let me know what you think! Do it yourself!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Baby Chick Designs in Stores!

We are so excited that our designs are now available for sale in several Houston, Texas stores and 1 store in Scottsdale, AZ! We are doing our best to get our designs in the premier "baby boutiques" and "juvenille stores" across the U.S. But unfortunately there's only one of me...and I'm doing my best as the one and only sales rep in our company! Here are some photos of our designs in the cutest store in Houston called "Mint Baby" in Uptown Park. We love them!

If there are any great stores in your area that sell art for nurseries or kids rooms, let me know, and I'll contact them to see if they are interested in selling our designs! In the meantime, check out the retailers who currently sell our designs, and if we are not in your area, you can buy directly from us online. For wholesale inquiries, please contact us for a Wholesale Catalog and Price List at 877-548-0637.

Canvas Wrap Artwork & Growth Charts - Company Website
Fine Art Prints  - Our Etsy Shop


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Updated Website & Online Store!

Hi everyone! I just wanted to share the excitement about our new updated website and online store! In addition to offering "fine art prints" of our designs from our Etsy Shop, you can now purchase "canvas wrap" artwork and growth charts from our new online store! Visit and click on "Shop Now" or any of the "Collections" and you will be taken directly to our online shop.

We offer FREE personalization on ALL DESIGNS! And, we now have the ability to offer DISCOUNT CODES! This is huge for us! All of our Facebook Group members are automatically eligible for a 10% discount on all canvas wrap & growth chart designs! Click on the Facebook link below to JOIN! Email me after you've joined and I'll email you the Discount Code.

We accept Paypal Payments, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, and Discover. You do NOT have to be a Paypal member to purchase from our store. At checkout, just fill out the left side of the screen and pay with a credit card.

We are very excited and hope this makes it easier for everyone to find what they need from our stores! - Website & Online Store for Canvas Wrap Artwork / Growth Charts - Fine Art Prints & Growth Charts

JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP for your discount on all canvas artwork!


Birthday Cupcake Canvas Wrap, My Little Cupcake Collection ($59)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Spring has Sprung!

If you're like me, you know that Spring is here because your eyes are itching, nose is running, and head is aching from all the beautiful blooming flowers! Allergies are here! Well, instead of harping on the negative, let's celebrate these beautiful blooms! Baby Chick Designs "Butterflies with Flowers" collection does just that! Beautiful butterflies fluttering in a sea of fragrant flowers is what makes this collection pop! Decorate your little one's room in this vibrant collection that coordinates perfectly with floral and butterfly themed bedding sets. Collection includes 3 fine art prints or canvas wall art designs and our new growth chart! Personalization available on all designs and included for free with our growth charts. Visit our Etsy shop for "fine art prints" or our company website for "canvas wall art" in this collection.

Monday, March 29, 2010

My First Treasury...Cuddly Creatures!

Being an Etsy Seller, one of the rights of passage is curating what they call a "Treasury." It's where you create a visual list of your "at the moment" favorite items for sale on Etsy. Some people are really creative and make beautiful treasuries which sometimes get "picked" for the Etsy front page!  Mine was added at like 1:00 am in the morning...I was just hanging out in the Etsy forums around midnight and decided to check to see when the current treasuries would expire...luckily I had already made my draft treasury days before...and what do you know, 3 treasuries would be expiring within 4 minutes on Treasury West. I lucked out! Here's my first ever treasury...Cuddly ode to all the fun Etsy sellers that make these cute little lovies! Let me know what ya think!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Best Mommy Resources!

To all mommies...who wake up at all hours of the night with sick kids, carpool all day long, and barely have time to get dressed in the morning. This is for you! When I started this blog, I decided to list some great mommy resources in the lower right column of our blog. Products, services, or books that practically saved my life in the early years with my kids. I have a 4 1/2 year old daughter and 2 year old son. (I still have a long way to go...I'll be adding to the list!) My daughter was a dream come true and slept through the night at 7 weeks and never looked back. My son, on the other hand, was a whole other story. Had infant reflux at 6 weeks up to a year... and finally slept through the night at 8 months! So, along the way I've learned a couple of things and I love to help others when I can. Please check out my "Best Mommy Resources" list on this blog. They are links to the products/services that are described...and believe me...they are wonderful and work! The list includes a book to help expecting mothers pick their baby shower registry...all the way up to how to keep your toddler in his/her crib longer! I hope you enjoy and let me know if any of these help you! Also, let me know if you have any other "Best Mommy Resources" to add!

Mom's Rule!

my kids...Rodeo time in Texas!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Introducing Canvas Growth Charts!

Introducing Baby Chick Designs new line of growth charts! Kids LOVE measuring themselves against these fun, whimsical designs. Hang them in your little one's room or even the playroom. Made of soft, lightweight, canvas. Use a permanent marker to chart your children's growth from 24" to 60". Roll up and store for a keepsake or for your next child! Features 4 grommet holes in each corner and a decorative ribbon for hanging. Look for new designs coming soon!

The perfect baby shower gift or birthday present!
Personalization with a child's name is included!

Giraffe Growth Chart from the Safari Collection $59
Click here to purchase!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Planes, Trains & Automobiles!

Introducing our new nursery/kids wall art collection "Trains, Planes, & Automobiles." Vibrant primary colors of blue, red, and yellow dominate these transporation designs. Perfect for a little boy's nursery, bedroom, or playroom. Count with your children...1, 2, 3, as you watch the airplane soar through the sky, hear the choo-choo train coming down the track, and see the race car take those curves!

Available in canvas wraps and fine art giclee prints starting at $18. Personalization available! Visit our Etsy Shop and company website at to purchase.

All designs copyrighted under Harriet Babchick, Artist & Co-Founder of Baby Chick Designs, LLC.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Etsy Treasury Fun!

Our designs were featured in some beautiful Etsy treasuries this week from the following Etsy sellers:

"Butterfly Kisses" by Monique Jewelry Design
"Drops of Sunshine" by Noogal

See our "Pink" & "Yellow/Orange" Butterflies with Flowers Wall Art in these treasuries.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Artist at Work...New Collection!

On the eve of introducing our new collection "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" I decided to take some action shots of the artist at work! My mother, Harriet Babchick, artist and co-founder of Baby Chick Designs works daily on designs for our business and Etsy shop. She has her own studio in her converted garage...a move she made some years ago when she realized how much more work she could get done with a studio a couple feet away from the house. These photos show some of what her "process" is....starting with an idea, researching the "form" it will take...this may include running to the antique shop for a still-life model of what she is drawing/painting...and finally sketching it all out. Sketch after sketch reveals the final composition and then the question of color comes into play. Color is her specialty and what's she's known for...vibrant colors. I usually "peek" in somewhere in the middle of this process and "oooh and ahhh" and give little pointers here and there...which she graciously accepts (most of the time!)

I have to admit that it works for us! Visit our Etsy shop to see the final designs in this collection...coming in the next couple of days!

All designs are copyrighted under Harriet Babchick, Artist, Baby Chick Designs, LLC.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sock Monkeys Rule! Especially ones from Canada!

OK, my new obsession is sock moneys! These adorable, funny, silly, little handmade lovies made out of socks are irresistable. I'm featuring one of my favorite sellers...Tweeling on Etsy in the spirit of the Olympics. I ordered the most lovely little sock monkey named "Heather" for my daughter and son. And fyi...don't buy just 1 sock monkey for two children, BIG MISTAKE! I'm going to have to buy another soon. Anyway...I really bought her for myself...but she has now been officially adopted by my 2 yr old son Matthew who blurts out "I want my monkey" several times a day and we go running to find her. "Heather" came from Canada, where Tweeling is from...and she arrived within a week or so in perfect condition with a cute little tag describing herself and what she likes to do..."play dress-up." I encourage every family with children to buy one of these darling handmade sock monkeys. As Tweeling says..."I think that everyone is an individual and that children should be encouraged to be individuals. So if you have a one of a kind kid (or grownup for that matter) at home why not consider getting them a one of a kind gift!"

Here are some precious ones for sale right now...Pat and Primrose!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Spring is coming soon...

Warm up your little girl's room or playroom with this vibrant "Butterflies with Flowers" Wall Art design. Available in fine art giclee prints or canvas wraps. Personalization available on all designs!

Great way to get your kids to wash their hands!

Amazing soaps by this featured Etsy Seller, Soapopotamus. I don't know whether to eat these or wash my hands with them. Amazing...and yummy!

Welcome to Baby Chick Designs Blog!

Welcome to our blog! As our first posting, I would like to briefly introduce ourselves. My name is Debbie, daughter of the very talented artist and co-founder of Baby Chick Designs, Harriet Babchick. I'm the face of the business side of things here at Baby Chick Designs. This blog will serve as a place ot keep our readers updated on our ever growing business! Let me answer some basic questions for you that will explain who we are and how and why we got started...

Mother daughter team that realized that finding tasteful, timeless art for kids rooms is not an easy task!
Harriet Babchick - Artist & Co-Owner
Debbie Weinstein - Sales/Marketing & Co-Owner

When decorating my little 4 year old girl's new "big girl" talented artist mother decided to make some adorable barnyard baby animal watercolors. We took one look at them and realized that other families would love them as much as we do. We worked over a year designing new collections and researching affordable ways to bring the designs to the public at an affordable price, without sacrificing the quality of the artwork. Through the art and process of giclee printing and canvas wrap we were able to do just that!

How are we different? My mother's signature style is unique. Vivid colors, narrative backgrounds, natural environments, and realistic forms characterize her designs. Think "Beatrice Potter-like." Her designs have been described as "timeless," "reminds us of the innocence of childhood," and "keepsakes for future generations." She has stayed true to her style, using her vast experience as an artist to reinvent traditional children's art themes resulting in one of a kind designs!

I will also be posting other sites and companies I love that offer products and services for families and children. I am a mommy, and I know how hard it is to find the perfect gift, item for your children, or service desperately needed! You might also see the occasional little bit of "mommy advice" or a great mobile upload of my favorite dessert! You never know...follow this blog to see what's up weekly!

Collections: Barnyard Babies, Safari Animals, Butterflies with Flowers, My Little Cupcake, Ice Cream Treasts...and more coming soon!

Canvas Wraps and Fine Art Prints available.
Personalization available on all designs!

View our collections at and in our Etsy Shop at

Wholesale pricing available for retailers:

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