Thursday, March 21, 2013

Getting ready to "Spring it on"!

Squeaks and Beeps is getting ready for Spring! We love to look for those little things that your little ones love about this time of year and let that inspire our new looks. So this season, watch for brand new designs inspired by those little kid moments and get ready to "Spring it on!"

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

We have a new Squeaks and Beeps fan!!!!  Her 4th birthday is coming up soon and she can't wait to wear her new shirt!  She looks adorable in her personalized birthday shirt in hot pink and black damask appliqué!  Thanks for sharing!  Remember to email your fan pictures to us and we may choose your child to feature on Facebook and our blog!  -Love, Squeaks and Beeps

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

We're on KC LIVE this morning!

Guess what!...Squeaks & Beeps is going to be featured on the KC LIVE mid morning show again TODAY!...We'll be doing a feature (our previous blog post!) on how to do a fun treatment with your kids jeans/pants that have stains or holes in them. We even have a couple designs that are holiday inspired! So check it out on channel 41 between 10-11am this morning and let us know what you think!

check it out online here:

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Pick, Patch, Play, Repeat

It’s becoming that time of year again. Besides those renegade 70 degree days, I’m afraid the
cold air is beginning to settle in Kansas City. I have resisted as long as I could but it is time to dig out the long sleeves and abandoned blue jeans and put the shorts and sundresses away….at least for a little

As I’m plowing through the piles of clothes that I hung on to- “just in case they still fit”, I realize
two things.

Number 1: Despite not eating their veggies, my kids have grown!

Number 2: My kids play hard no matter what season it is!

I sort into piles of, “what can stay”, and “what has to go.” However there are a few items that
haven’t yet seen their nine lives! Some are too short, too stretched, or too faded for one more season,
but too hole-y or stained? This I can fix!

What was once considered a school picture worthy outfit will now have a new home in the play
clothes drawer. I will make these flaws go incognito, and I’ll show you how to do the same. Below is a
tutorial on how to send your kids back to the playground in style. It will be our little secret!

Step 1: Pick your garment

Step 2: Assemble your patch materials- scrap fabric, scissors, needle, coordinating or contrasting
thread, iron-on adhesive (Heat and Bond) for medium weight fabrics, iron, shape templates

Step 3: Trace your appliqué.  Get creative and use old cookie cutters, your child's drawing or print one of our free appliqué templates....coming soon!

Step 4:  Using a dry iron on cotton setting, iron traced appliqué to the wrong side of your fabric (rough side of Heat and Bond facing the wrong side of fabric) for just 2-4 seconds.

Step 5:  Cut out.

Step 6:  Peel off backing and place on garment you wish to appliqué.

Step 7:  If you iron over a silk screen, make sure to use a press cloth or scrap fabric over the top to protect your iron.  Iron for 10 seconds to glue to garment.

Step 8:  Sew or not to sew!  Its up to you!  If you used the Heat and Bond Ultrahold you an skip this step and go straight to embellishments!  Next, use a straight stitch on your sewing machine or pull out your embroidery thread and sew around your design.  

Step 9:  Embellish embellish embellish!!!  Get creative, use pom poms and string garland with a needle tread and embroidery floss.  Rosette trim can be your best friend!  You can use along the bottom of pant legs, as the trim across the top of a stocking or center of a flower.  Use lace to trim the bottom of pant legs.  You may also use to add an inch to the bottom of the pants your daughter out grew!

Step 10:  Send us pictures of your projects!!!  We hope you have as much fun as we do with our little ones!  Allow your child to chose his/her own fabric for his/her own appliqué!  Get them involved!  Most of all......have fun!


Tuesday, October 30, 2012


As promised the other day, here's the article that came out TODAY in INK Magazine! We have to say, we were pleasantly surprised to see that it came out so soon! It's so great to see local press support a local company! Click the link and let us know what you think. A big thanks to INK for featuring us and letting us share more about our company!


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Busy, busy and so, so happy!!

It's been a couple of fantastically busy weeks but we couldn't more excited! It all started off with a really flattering article in the Kansas City Star by Joyce Smith. She was brilliant to work with and we really appreciate all the great things she captured about our brand! Then, just a few days later, we had a great follow up interview w/Ink Magazine that will be coming out in a week or two (we'll keep you posted)! Then Thursday morning Squeaks & Beeps was featured on local morning program KANSAS CITY LIVE! That was so much fun, what a great experience and can't wait to hang out with KC LIVE'S host Michelle Davison again, she's awesome! So instead of resting up from a wild week of features, we are gearing up for our second 3 day flash sale w/ Zulily!!! And we can't wait, it's going to be great. The sale starts tomorrow (Sunday Oct. 28th / 8am CST) and runs through early Wed. morning (Oct. 30th 8am CST). Be sure to check it out and quickly because there will be tons of out classic handmade items as well as some brand new items, not sold before and last time some items sold out the first day! Look forward to seeing how it goes, Zulily is always great to work with!

Wow, lots of great things happening lately, can't wait to see what next week brings!

Check out the pics and links below to the interviews and captures from all the events above!

Link to the KC STAR / 913 article:

A Kansas City mom find success with Squeaks & Beeps

Here's the event flyer for Zulily tomorrow:

Sunday, July 22, 2012

So today was amazing!...As most of you know, Squeaks kicked of the first day of sales on and we couldn't be happier!  Several items have sold out completely (thank you purchasers) and the rest of the items are selling quickly as well. We thought if you've not had a chance yet to check it out for yourself, we'd show you a few screen grabs of our local KC kids modeling on Zulily's site. And of course, afterwards, you can go see the site for yourself and see what we're all so excited about! Thanks again to everyone who supports us over and over again, we couldn't do it without you!

Zulily link: