Momiko Organics

Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Girl Effect

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Amazing Photography at Pitter Patter Photos!

I recently met this amazing Austin area photographer who took some incredible photos of my new spring and summer clothing. As you can see, she did some great work here - and she was juggling four of my very active and adorable models all at once! The girls definitely had her spinning around, but this photographer handled it with ease and finesse. And turned out some fabulous photos in the process!

Her name? Naomi Worley with Pitter Patter Photos. I highly recommend Naomi and would use her again as a photographer in a heartbeat. And so would all of my models - at the end of the shoot, Naomi gave each of the girls a little treat to take home. Now that's smart thinking!

The girls loved her and so did I. I can't wait to work with Naomi again! You can find more of her work or contact her at, and her email address is

Aren't these photos gorgeous?

Check out the rest of her work on her website, and book her now - you won't be sorry! And you can see the rest of this shoot in my Etsy shop -

Friday, May 7, 2010

Tiny Birds Organic Baby

Well I have some great news that I am super excited to share. One of my favorite stores - Tiny Birds Organic Baby - is now carrying my clothing! They have an incredible store filled with amazing merchandise, and I feel so lucky to now be included. Their website is also great and they offer free shipping to the U.S. and Canada!

Here is their information:, 1050 Meadows Drive, Suite 407, Round Rock, TX 78681. Another great thing about this store - they donate all of their profits to non-profit groups such as Half the Sky Foundation. Isn't that wonderful?

Thank you for supporting Happy Banyan, Tiny Birds Organic Baby!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Adorable Customer Photos

I just received some amazing photos from a customer who took some pictures of a dress she purchased from me on her adorable little girl. They are so cute I just had to share them with you. Isn't she beautiful in this super cute and fun eco-friendly dress?

This organic knit top is so soft and comfortable - it's good for the environment and safe for children.

The incredible photography is courtesy of Megan Garrison Photography. See more of her gorgeous work at

The top of this dress is 100 percent organic cotton and is sleeveless - perfect for summer! With black and white stripes and ruffles on the top attached to an adorable cotton candy pink Robert Kaufman cupcake pattern skirt.

Isn't it wonderful to know that beautiful clothing doesn't have to come at the expense of our planet?

Monday, March 29, 2010

Spring and Summer Dresses

I've been working on new spring and summer dresses. This season I've made some adorable organic halter dresses that are so cute on! They are perfect for play, comfortable, and the best news yet - good for the environment. Here are a couple - check out the rest in my shop on Etsy.

Monday, February 15, 2010

j caroline creative

I got online to check one of my favorite fabric stores, j caroline creative, this afternoon and found some sad news. I have bought organic fabric from this store before and they have always been super fast and very helpful. I was really surprised (yet happy) to notice that they were having an amazing sale on their entire organic selection. But then I noticed that almost all their other fabrics were on sale for an incredible price too. So I poked around on the site a bit and found this on her blog:

"What's going on, you ask? Well, the bulk of our business has always been crafters that make and re-sell items and for those of you in that world, you know what is going on. Retail on any level is not doing well and hasn't for at least a year. We noticed a significant change in buying activity last March and by my own stubbornness and conniving were able to plow through any way waiting for the uptick. Well, in my humble opinion, the uptick isn't coming soon and it isn't going to be significant enough to undo the hurt caused by operating by the skin of our teeth for a full year. So, after much consternation and hand-wringing, I have made the decision to bring the site to a soft landing before other parties force us to crash land.

Where we go after we significantly reduce our inventory is still somewhat uncertain. I do plan to keep the website up and running with some selection of items-- at this time, I plan to offer webbing, some hardware and our jacquard ribbons. The tutorials and how-tos on the site will also still be available and I do plan to add more. At this time, we do not plan to offer fabric or as large of a selection of ribbons. Jcaroline Home will continue to operate, but probably with fewer fabric selections.

The jcaroline blog will also still be around and updated. In fact, it should get updated more as I can focus more time on sewing and other creative endeavors. I also have some ideas to expand its scope as a fabric/sewing/crafting blog.

So, yes, I and my business in some form will still be around, but we are proceeding with a necessary transition at this time. Thank you for your support for the last eight years and I'm hopeful for another eight years in some form or another.

The upside of this is we are holding one heck of a sale. To beat all sales. Until it is all gone. Start shopping."

And she really is having an incredible sale! I couldn't believe the prices. You must check it out - and fast too before it's all gone!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Zola Kids!

I am so excited about this amazing wholesale order that I received this week! The order is from an incredible eco-friendly children's boutique in Saratoga Springs, New York called Zola Kids.

If you are ever in the area (north of Albany), stop in and check out this wonderful store! Not in the area? No worries - they will soon have a web site up (March or April) and you'll be able learn about them and their products. I'll let you know when their website is up and running.

Their information is:
  • (site up in March or April)
  • 380 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York