Thursday, March 31, 2011

April Shower(s) Caps & Blog Winner

Many thanks to all of you who entered my March blog giveaway.  Reading your comments ALWAYS puts a smile on my face!

Now on to the winner...

Congratulations to KARLA & KARRIE from The Summer Kitchen Girls!  Please email me ( your address so I can ship you your "sewing machine" bird feeder.

Seeing as tomorrow begins a new month, and that it's been a while since I've done a handmade giveaway, I've decided one of my Retro Revival shower caps is perfect for April.  April showers, bring, well, you know.  Showers, shower caps ~ get it?  Alright, a bit of a stretch but I'm still gonna do it:)

("Pink Delicates")

It's funny because I know there is a general feeling that shower caps are seen as an embarrassing item to wear.  Probably because so many women wear the hotel variety, you know, the ugly plastic ones that are small, tight and leave a dent in your forehead from the elastic.  The kind that people also use to cover food.  Food!!!:

(photo courtesy Kammys Korner)

These ugly things never seem to keep your hair dry and they stay soggy.  How does plastic get soggy?!  And they stick together, like Saran Wrap!  Aha, that's where the food idea started!

 My shower caps are waterproof and guaranteed to keep your lovely locks dry while you shower!  They're washable and comfortable ~ no forehead dent!  And they're very roomy and accommodate long, thick locks like my niece's, shown here:

I've been on a mission to change the perception of the much ridiculed shower cap by designing and sewing pretty and whimsical caps that, hopefully, evoke a sense of pampering and luxury.

Unlike my apron buyers, my shower cap customers rarely share their shower cap pictures.  So Mr. Wonderful and I have had some fun snapping some pics...

 ("Jewels" shower cap)

 ("Pretty Flowers")

("Retro Ladies")

Do I look pampered and luxurious?  Hahahaha!  My whimsical designs add a bit of charm (or amusement) to what is usually a less than glamorous look.  Since my competitors all just use mannequin heads to display their caps, I'm hoping these pictures will draw some attention.

To date, I've sold just over 500 caps, mostly to individual buyers but also to six salons and spas in the US and Canada.  Last week when I was talking with my sister, getting her feedback on a Retro Revival bio I was drafting (at the request of a fabric company ~ more on that later if things pan out), she said not to menion the "500," saying it didn't seem like that many.  Pfft!  That's 500 I personally cut, sewed, and shipped.  In my little world, I think that ROCKS!

I'm pretty sure that my customers think the shower caps rock ~ I've received many unsolicited notes of thanks including:

"I'm from Toronto, Canada, and I just received my 4 shower caps, and I am extremely happy and amazed.  They are abosolutely gorgeous!!  I can't wait to use them.  Thank you so much!!  Xoxo ~ Melanie T.

"I received my shower cap and I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE it!  It's not only so super-cute, but it's comfortable too.  I never thought I'd say that about a shower cap."  ~ Jillian W. (NY)

"I bought this as a gift for my sister and she opened it last week. This shower cap is cuter in person than it is online!  It came sooo quickly in the mail too.  I will be buying one of these for myself in the near future!  ~ Britney B. (Seattle)

I get such a thrill when my customers take the time to write me!  How sweet are they?!

So tell me, do you use a shower cap?  Do you still use your hairbrush as a microphone?

("Over the Shoulder Boulder Holder" design)

Give me some feedback and you'll automatically be entered to win a shower cap of your choice from my website (over 20 designs available).  Keep it yourself or give it to a friend who secretly wears one of those ugly ones!  I'll randomly draw a winner on April 30th.  Good luck!


Cindy said...

Cindy you are so brave to do those shower them!!I think this should be in every store.I am a short hair gal...but in my younger days a good shower cap would of been awesome for my long hair.Hey come by and check out my Monday post....there are some new blogging friends I found that I think you will like.
Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

SizzleandZoom said...

I bought one of your shower caps and I love it.
I bought it to match my bathroom and I did a post on it at It is
very cute.

Missy Shay said...

I think 500 is a lot also! I would use the shower cap for when I am baking to keep my hair out of my food. My hair is almost to my waist.

Becky said...

I LOVE the Pics! And 500 is absolutely something to be proud of! I'll be ecstatic when I reach the goal of I've sold 50 aprons!!

donna said...

Your show caps are so cute. Love the bow you put on them. Wow 500 is a lot of shower caps.
donna said...

@Cindy (Rick Rack & Gingham) ~ Thanks:) I'm out of town for a couple of days but will visit your blog soon for sure! said...

Missy ~ that's a clever idea! I've also had a few women buy them for conditioning their hair. Apparently, the massage in the condition, slip on one of my shower caps and wear it around the house for a few hours. Guess it helps deep condition the hair ~ who knew?! said...

@ Becky ~ suprised you're not at 50 yet because you sew such pretty aprons! Fingers crossed you'll sell a ton of them at your upcoming show:)

Anonymous said...

wow-i love it and have been after a cute shower cap for ages from zoe ross said... ~ so sweet of you to give me a shout out on your blog! I think your shower cap looks great in your bathroom:) said...

Welcome to my blog, Angela (Soap Mom's Kitchen)! Hope you enjoyed your visit:)

LAUREN said...

I bought one for my mom who always uses a shower cap and she loves it! So much better than those yucky ones she used to use! said...

Happy to hear your mom loves her shower cap, Lauren!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

YOU do ROCK!! That is a lot of cuttin' and sewin' if you ask us!! We don't wear shower caps, but you can bet we're going to take a peek to see what might tempt us - LOVE the shower shots - you are such a hoot to visit Cindy!!
THANK YOU THANK YOU for picking us for the drawing...we are ever so excited :)
Karla & Karrie
The Summer Kitchen Girls