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August 13, 2011
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August 14, 2011

Sponsor: Little Penelope Lane

Our giveaway this week on The CSI Project will be sponsored by a fabulous shop known as Little Penelope Lane.

The beautiful hair accessories at Little Penelope Lane are designed and crafted by shop owner Sarah Hull.

The story of how Little Penelope Lane came to be is just too good not to share.  Here it is, in Sarah’s own words:

“In 2003 we welcomed our sweet daughter Katie into our family. Katie was born with Spina Bifida (to read her story click here) and I noticed early on when I took her to all of her doctors, hospital and therapy appointments wearing a bow she received extra attention. I also noticed that other children her age would often comment about the bow in her hair first and then ask about her walker or wheelchair second.

To me, the bows seemed to be a buffer. People would say “I love her bow…” and then ask about her situation. We always welcomed the opportunity to share Katie’s story and the bows seemed to open the door to that, as crazy as it sounds, it’s true!

Less than two years after Katie was born we welcomed another sweet girl into our family, Ella.”With two little girls, our bow collection only grew and grew…
…. and so did our girls!
 (above Katie (7) and Ella (6) now)!
People would often ask if I had made the girls bows and I would say that I wish I had, but I always just bought them at boutiques or on etsy.
Sweet sisters Katie and Ella
Then one rainy day close to two years ago, the girls and I sat down to do some crafts and and I made a bow, and then another and another! I had so much fun making them that soon after I started up “Little Penelope Lane” and the rest is history!
“My goal is to make hair accessories that both moms and daughters can enjoy together!”
Sarah puts her heart into all of her products, and it shows!  Just take a look at some of these lovelies that caught our eye:
Little Penelope Lane products have been sold at prestigious venues like SoCal’s Queen Bee Market, and featured all over blogosphere–including NieNie’s!  We know you’ll love winning this giveaway, so make sure you do everything you can to get an entry.

Here are all the ways you can enter to win a $40 shop credit to Little Penelope Lane:

  • Browse the shop at Little Penelope Lane online.  Leave a comment here telling us which pretty accessory you need to top of the perfect outfit for you or someone you love.
  • Visit the Little Penelope Lane blog.  Become a follower and leave a comment here letting us know that you are.
  • “Like” Little Penelope Lane on Facebook.  Tell us in the comments below that you are.
  • Enter a project into this week’s Challenge: Organization Ideas.  No need to leave a comment for this–each project gets an automatic entry to the giveaway!
The winner of this giveaway will be randomly drawn from the comments on this post and the challenge project entries, and announced with our challenge winners next weekend.
We hope you’ll enjoy getting to know Sarah and her beautiful Little Penelope Lane accessories as much as we have, this week.  Thanks for sponsoring a fun giveaway, Sarah!
Check out the bridal accessories Sarah created here.


  1. Paula says:

    I love the Doilie headwrap. Boy, there are some super cute things at Little Penelope Lane!

  2. Laura says:

    How to choose! I think my sweet girl would like the Surprise Party hair wrap, but Mama loves those vintage inspired flower clips- all of them!

  3. Catherine says:

    My sister-in-law just welcomed a second girl, so I’d love to get my nieces matching headbands … maybe “Strawberry Fields Forever”

  4. Jen T says:

    It’s so hard to choose one, but I’d pick the Boom headband.

  5. gabriela says:

    Great story
    Girls always look cute with big bows in their hair

  6. Elizabeth says:

    I love the wool felt clip in purple (love that I can use it on a hair band, by itself or attach it to a purse or bag!) and deep purple – one of my favorite colors!! I must admit that it was hard to pick a favorite!

  7. Elizabeth says:

    I’m a follower! Love this blog!

  8. Elizabeth says:

    Like Penelope Lane on facebook!

  9. Veronica says:

    I love Little Penelope Lane’s wraps! I really like “Mellow Yellow”

  10. Veronica says:

    I’m already a follower of her blog

  11. Veronica says:

    I like her on Facebook!

  12. Mindy says:

    I love the vintage inspired cream colored clip!

  13. Felicia says:

    What a great story! And her shop is fantastic, her prices are great! I wish my daughter would wear one of hair wraps because I think they are so adorable! But I also love the little strawberry and owl clips.

  14. Felicia says:

    I follow her blog

  15. Felicia says:

    And I like her on Facebook

  16. anahi says:

    i love the MELLOW YELLOW!!!

  17. anahi says:

    I liked on facebook.

  18. Santa says:

    Love all the head wraps, especially the prickly pear one
    I like her on FB also

  19. Edie S says:

    This stuff is too cute!!!! Loved them all, especially vintage summer and sandy toes. 🙂

  20. heidi Parson says:

    I LOVE her style of bows!! PERFECT for my little girl! Thanks for showing me this great store!!

  21. heidi Parson says:

    I am her NEWEST Follower!!!

  22. heidi Parson says:

    I LIKED her on facebook!!! HOPE i win!!!!! YAY 🙂

  23. stephanie says:

    I love the sandy toes headband the vanilla cupcake clip. So many cute hair things. Fun fun fun for girls!

  24. Heather L. says:

    Wow, first I have to say that Sarah – your girls are gorgeous! I love the story of how your business got started.

    Everything is gorgeous – but I think I love the vintage flower clip the most! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win something from your beautiful shop!!!

  25. lynette says:

    Love it all… but if I had to choose one I would choose the at the fair wrap!

  26. lynette says:

    Following on facebook

  27. Heather L. says:

    I am a new follower of the Penelope Lane blog! Thanks again!!!

  28. Heather L. says:

    Liked on Facebook – thanks again!!!

  29. Rhendy Bradshaw says:

    Love the nautical summer wrap!

  30. Rhendy Bradshaw says:

    I am a follower on Facebook!

  31. Rhendy Bradshaw says:

    I follow Little Penelope Lane’s blog!

  32. April Falish says:

    I love the story behind your business, and your daughters are beautiful! All of your products look amazing, and in my mind I’m thinking of the outfits to go with each one, but I think my girls would choose the Vintage Flower Clips the most.

  33. April Falish says:

    I “like” on facebook. I’m excited to get updates now!

  34. April Falish says:

    I’m also a follower on her blog.

  35. Brooke says:

    New follower of your blog:) I love all of your creations and story behind LPL! I also wish there was a Queen Bee on East Coast. It looked amazing!

  36. I <3 the "simply fall" wrap! So pretty!

  37. Love the wool felt flower clip and the owl clips…although they are all divine! I also love the story of the beautiful family and how the accessories have lightened their life!

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