Summer is for Sunshine

Just over a month ago my beautiful friend gave birth to two beautiful girls.

In the months before she was due I was crazy busy looking at etsy for some fun gifts.  And then I remembered something…I KNOW someone with a talent for making ridiculously cute things! (in fact, she made me a WAY cute newsboy hat this winter).

She is Alysha the crafty lady behind The Sunshine Stitch!

i so have this hat in adult size...and in purple. but it's cuter on a little one!

Here are a few words straight from Alysha of how The Sunshine Stitch came to be…

H E L L O! 🙂 I am a creater of things made of yarn {& fabric}, lover of coffee & preschool teacher by degree. My husband kicked me in the butt multiple times to get me to open my own little shop because our house was overflowing with yarn & hey, he figured why not make some money doing it. {Business savy men. pssht} The Sunshine Stitch came alive in January of this year just one month before my second son was born. Its been an amazing blessing to me as a stay at home mom as I now have a fun thing of my own but still have time for my wonderful little munchkins.

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ack! such cute hats!

But she doesn’t JUST make hats…oh no…

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Eek! Are you not just DYING of the cute here???

I bought some little shoes from her for the twins.  They are so cute in person…I melted all over the place.

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cutest. coasters. ever.

and don’t forget something to make mom fashionable…

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pretty flowers

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just for the beach!

And Alysha is just lovely.  You can follow her blog, The Tarr Pit, to see her cute little family of four.

You can follow her on twitter, because she is lovely there too.

And you should go shopping at The Sunshine Stitch RIGHT NOW because she is offering YOU a 20% discount with the code SluiterNation!

Wait!  That’s not all!  Alysha is generous to give $15 of shop credit to one lucky Sluiter Nation Sponsors reader!

Boo to the Ya, People!

So how do you enter?  Easy!  Leave a comment here telling us what you would get if you win!

Want an extra entry?

Tweet something like the following and come back and enter a separate comment telling us you did:

Enter to win $15 in shop credit from @thetarrpit’s shop The Sunshine Stitch through @ksluiter at

That’s it!  Contest ends Friday, July 15 at 4pm est

The Legal Stuff:  I was not compensated in anyway for this review/giveaway.  Anything I own from The Sunshine Stitch was bought with my own money.  My opinions can’t be bought anyway.  Alysha Tarr is providing the spoils of this giveaway because she is awesome like that.


  1. Katherine I says:

    I love everything but I would get her Sleepless in Seattle beanie. I love the deep red color.

  2. mrshiggison says:

    Those pear coasters are so fracking cute! but I love those rock skipping loafers too!!

  3. mrshiggison says:

    I tweeted…cause I literally CAN’T RESIST those coasters…

  4. I would HAVE to have those coasters!!

  5. I love the Heaven Sent Beanie (newborn)..
    I’m 7 months pregnant with a little girl, and well after having a handsome little boy for the past 2 years, I can’t resist anything with big flowers on them!! 🙂

  6. You had me at that awesome owl hat!! Love it.

  7. Sara McDonld says:

    I would totally get the “There’s a monster on my head” beanie for my 3 month old little boy. It’s so cute!

  8. Sara McDonld says:
  9. Id get newborn hats!!!

  10. I would love to win the pretty flowers!

  11. Love the beanie!

  12. I LOVE stuff like this. I’d totally get a beanie.

  13. Tweeted!

  14. I would get a puddle jumper cap for my son….too cute!

  15. My daughter looks adorable in the Hootie Patootie Owl Hat we bought from this shop! So since my daughter already has one ;-), I would get a Kiss Me Kate Earflap Hat for myself!

  16. I would get the beach tote in Coral!! Super cute 🙂

  17. And I tweeted to share this giveaway with others!!/theolivemommy/status/90978536189468672

  18. missy widener says:

    I would love some newsboy hats for my boys! and the booties? ahhhh…..if only I had a baby to fill them with .

  19. I would get the beach tote in coral!

  20. i could definitely go for some of those booties!!

  21. I love the bags, (I love bags and shoes…forever)
    and I love those coasters…they are fantastic.

  22. I am loving the knot necklace and bracelet hard. I am looking to accessorize 😉

  23. Katie,
    We met at a scrapbook night at pages in time, I am a sister of Tracy and Tonya, just thought I’d say hey! I have a 1.5 year old girl named Megan and she would love any thing from the shop.


  24. Hands down the baby loafers. I’m dead from the cute!

  25. Ahh the pear coasters are tres cute. love ’em.
    Also diggin’ the fabric knot bracelets and necklaces! it’s been too long since I checked out Alysha’s stock – she’s got some awesome stuff! thanks!

  26. aaand tweeted.

  27. I would definitely want those pretty flowers!