One Company, Three Great Shops

Poverty Barn is the parent company of two other businesses: Roo's Remnants and 4 Left Turns. Between the three, we've got you covered when it comes to home decor, baby and kid items and anything related to racing. Visit the links on the left to find out more about what we have to offer.

Monday, January 16, 2012

A Sneak Peek...

With the upcoming addition of a new little one in a couple of months, I have been hard at work thinking of new baby themed items and finding the perfect fabrics to create them out of. I have a ton of ideas and they are starting to slowly trickle into my Etsy shop and into Cottleville Crafts, Etc. Eventually, they will also make it on to the Poverty Barn Online Store which is currently in the construction phase.

For now, here is a little sneak peek of one of the ideas that I have created as well as two of the fabrics that I have fallen in love with:

Baby Chicks Burp Cloth with Green Applique Chick
(Fabric: Urban Zoologie Spring Chicks by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman)

 Color Choices for the Chick Applique on the Baby Chicks Burp Cloth (blue, dark pink, light pink, yellow, and green) 
 Zoo Pals Burp Cloth with Blue Applique Zebra
(Fabric: 2D Zoo Pals by Alexander Henry)

Here are some better views of the fabric that is used on the back side of each burp cloth.

Each burp cloth is made of absorbant terry cloth on one side with cotton fabric on the back side.  They are top-stitched with a coordinating colored thread and feature an applique design in the bottom right corner of the terry cloth side and a Poverty Barn tag in the bottom right corner on the cotton fabric side. They measure approximately 8" x 17" and can be customized with the baby's name.

The baby chick burp cloths are already available in the Roo's Remnants Etsy shop and the Zoo Pals burp cloths will be there in the coming days. The Zoo Pals set will also feature a light blue elephant and a green giraffe option for the applique design. Be sure to check back often to see what other fun baby accessories and fabrics Poverty Barn will add to its lineup!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Moving Day!

We Barn Girls have been busy little bees lately!

The Christmas rush caught us off-guard, and before we knew it, it took everything we had just to stay on top of orders and requests.  It was a nice problem to have!

Now that things have calmed down, we've found great ways to occupy ourselves.  Besides gearing up for Valentine's Day and Spring (still a-ways off, but we can't wait!), we also started discussing ways to expand our storefront.  This lead to a lot of debates, pondering, praying and calculating before we reached what we think is a great resolution.

Our dear friends at Cottleville Crafts Etc. made us an offer we just couldn't refuse.  In exchange for working a set number of hours inside the store, we've been given an entire room and then some to call our own.  It's a very exciting step for us as we both work toward our goals of making this business something substantial.

The space is cozy, well lit and has lots of great features.  We took some before and after shots to share with you, but we would love it if you would actually stop in and see us.  Here are a couple of peeks to get you going.  The full album is on our Facebook page.

 It is so nice to have plenty of wall space for all of the canvases, as well as lots of shelves for all of our smaller goodies.  We'll be adding lots of new designs in the coming weeks, so keep an eye on our Facebook pages and Etsy pages.  Also, we are working on the first edition of our newsletter, and we would love it if you would sign up.  Just go to and enter your email address.

We look forward to a long-term relationship with Cottleville Crafts, Etc. and we appreciate all that they have done to help us get our little business off the ground.

Here's to a great new year for all of our friends!

Valerie & Jesse

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