Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and my Valentine's line is finally up! I'm loving the brown, pink and red color combination because it reminds me of the big heart-shaped box of chocolates everyone loves to get. The chocolates with the disgusting pink filling, not so much!
Boys t-shirt and tie - $12.00
Girls t-shirt with monogrammed heart - $15.00 (please specify color)
Girls twirly skirt - $15.00
T-shirt styles may vary subject to availability.

Also, I'm honored to announce that The Chocolate Zebra is being spotlighted today at Enter for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate from The Chocolate Zebra (up to 4 entries allowed, please see details). The winner will select the item of their choice from my little boutique. Very exciting!

Green-eyed Baby Doll

A customer, Heather, ordered a baby doll for her niece, and specifically requested she have dark hair and green eyes. I couldn't find the safety eyes in green, so we decided to try something new and hand-stitch them on. I love them! She looks so sweet with her little round eyes staring back at you. It's also adds another touch of handmade charm to this whimsical doll. Heather has a photography blog and just wrote a post about her custom doll here: Thanks for trusting me to try something different, Heather! I think she's adorable and I hope your little green-eyed niece thinks so too!

Spirit Shirt

With baseball season rapidly approaching, a good friend of mine ordered this spirit shirt to cheer for her son's team. She also requested his number for the back, which I think is so fun! The style and brand of T-shirt is subject to availability, but you can choose long-or short-sleeved, color, etc. Custom Spirit Shirt - $20.00


Another couple of clipboards for 2 very sweet little girls, although their mom admits they're really for her to stay a little more organized with the mountain of paperwork they bring home from school. I hear you, sister!

More Name Pillows

Here are a few more applique name pillows I finished before Christmas. If you ordered one of these, I would love to see pictures of your pillow in its new home!

Snips and Snails

This is a set I made for a customer to give to a sweet baby boy as a Christmas gift. I love this preppy argyle and coordinating stripe! The diaper wipe case has the stripes on the backside (no pun intended) and the paci clip completes this little gift set.
I feel at a disadvantage when making little boy items because I have 3 very pink and frilly girls and know nothing about what constitutes "cute" in baby boy terms, but I'm trying to expand my selections and hope to offer some cute custom items for the other half of the population this year!

Custom Clipboards

I'm back from the holidays and ready to get back to work! We had such a fun, memorable and WHITE Christmas this year, and I hope that you did too.
Clipboards were a popular Christmas item this year, and I had lots of fun creating them with various themes and color combinations. These are just a few I put together.
I have several orders I'm working on that I promised customers for the new year before I closed up for Christmas, and I should have already emailed you if you're one of them. If you have a new order you'd like to place, please email me and I'll put it in line after I finish my current backlog.
Happy 2010 from the Chocolate Zebra!