The Little Blue Giraffe

Valrico, Florida On Etsy since 2010


The Little Blue Giraffe

Valrico, Florida | 155 Sales

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Erica Varney

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Erica Varney


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About TheLittleBlueGiraffe

Sales 155
On Etsy since 2010

Shop beginnings- About the Itti Bitti Baby Boutique

How or why did you get started with your craft/business?
My two delightfully rambunctious little boys are my direct inspiration to my shop. It’s after being introduced to motherhood that I became so frustrated with having to always decide between the items that offered me practicality, convenience, style and affordability; it became my starting off point for creating my shops items. I wanted all mommies and daddies, not just me, to know that they didn’t have to choose between quality, price, practicality and great style anymore! You really can have great things for a great price at The Itti Bitti Baby Boutique!

Is there a story behind your shop name?
The itti-bitti baby boutique is really just a name I liked, but my username, mommmyerica does have a funny story behind it. I used to have an account, but it was with my husband’s common user name and I wanted something my own, so I started a brand new shop so I could sell my items. I had filled everything out and was at the “username” part. I had tried everything I could think of I could get something short and easy to remember but related to my shop name. I tried The Itti Bitti baby boutique and I could get every letter in except the “e” at the very end.. So that wasn’t going to work. I have always like mommyerica because it made my shop sound personable however it wouldn’t take it (I realized later it was already taken) Naturally I was so frustrated so I put in an extra “m” out of spite thinking it would take me to a page that said something like “are you sure this is the username you want to use or this username is available” nope, “congratulations mommmyerica!” ha-ha I was stuck. And now Etsy offers the chance to change my name and I just can’t do it, it’s now my name mommmyerica with three m’s ha-ha!

If you have children, how do you manage everything (being a mom, running a shop, etc)?

I have no idea how I manage sometimes, especially with two boys under 3 who seem to never slow down! It gets a little chaotic at times, telling them at least 20 times a day to not touch Mommy's stuff! Haha! I don’t think I would have it any other way, really.

Where do you create (your own room, a corner of the kitchen, in a pile on the dining room floor, etc)?

I used to have a wonderful, colorful, spacious craft room, and then I had kids! I have since been shunned to the dining room table! I’ll drag everything out onto the table and work and work and work and then have to pack it all back up when we need to use the table. But again, I’d rather have my two little boys than my fancy craft room, of course!

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Shop policies

Last updated on October 21, 2011
Hello and Welcome, if you have any questions feel free to contact me through Etsy's convos or email me at

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
The Itti-Bitti Baby Boutique accepts refunds/exchanges on a LIMITED basis. Custom Items are non-returnable! Please contact me immediately if you feel "something is not quite right" with your purchase, and I will do my best to find a happy outcome for us both. Usually, if the item is unused and unwashed I will refund the purchase price minus the shipping and handling fee.
The Itti-Bitti Baby Botique accepts all payments through PayPal where you can use your debit/credit card SAFELY! Payment is expected within 3 days or your order is subject to cancellation. If you change you mind please contact me right away so action can be taken. If you choose to use the eCheck option through PayPal, I will mail your purchase as soon as I receive notification that the check has cleared. If it has not I will cancel the sale so I can relist the item.
The Itti-Bitti Baby Boutique usually ships Priority or First Class through the USPS. I ship promptly and if I am away on vacation which may delay shipping time I will state the date you can expect shipment in the shop announcement. Shipping charges in ETSY include actual shipping costs plus supply/handling fees (such as etsy fees, paypal fees, packaging costs and gas to post office). I print MOST of my shipping labels through PayPal which includes Delivery Confirmation BUT to ensure delivery confirmation or if you would like insurance or expedited shipping please contact me first. Once the package leaves my hands it is no longer my responsibility, but is then entrusted to the USPS for delivery to you. I will ship all of my items internationally, please contact me for rates.
PLEASE NOTE: Make sure your Etsy address and PayPal address match or let me know in the comments exactly which address you would like your package sent to. IF the addresses DO NOT match and I don't receive special instructions it may delay your shipment as I will contact you for further clarification.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom Orders:

Everything in my shop can be made with Custom Fabric. If you would like a custom order please contact me. If I have the time and supplies available I would love to make a custom item just for YOU!
Wholesale inquiries are always welcome. Please convo or email me