What is a Pint-sized Print?
A Pint-sized Print is a tastefully designed keepsake, a professional impression of your children’s hands and feet preserved in ceramic clay. Each one starts as a soft piece of organic, non-toxic clay into which I gently press a child's hands and feet. I finish it by hand, glaze it in your choice of colors, and adorn it with a beautiful, high-quality ribbon.
Why Pint-sized Prints?
Unlike kits that you try yourself, my clay is soft enough to capture tiny details that are so precious on little hands and feet. Most importantly, my experience making hundreds of impressions enables me to take beautiful impressions almost every time, even with hesitant or very young children. I take pride in creating each piece one at a time so that each is as beautiful and unique as your child. My hope is that this keepsake will become a treasured reminder of when your children were so new.
Is there a kit I can do at home?
No. I've heard many stories from parents who have tried stamping hand prints or using “kits” at home, usually with little success and lots of frustration. Parents are so relieved to let me take over and use my experience to make excellent impressions of their kids! I know... I'm a mom too. I don't fault you for trying. But now that you've found me, what are you waiting for?
How do I get one?
1) Come to one of the shows in Dallas area. Check out the events page to see when the shows will take place.
2) Book a personal appointment and visit me in my studio located 1/2 mile from White Rock Lake in Dallas.
How long does it take?
An appointment lasts about 15 minutes. Creating the impression only takes a minute. What usually takes the longest? Deciding on colors and ribbon selection. I am happy to share my thoughts with you on what combinations are the most attractive and what styles are appropriate for the ages of your children. Your order will be ready for you in about 3 weeks.
How much does it cost?
The most popular item, the Double Impression, is $50. Prices range from $25 to $80.
My baby won’t uncurl his fingers. Can you make an impression?
Curled baby fingers is something I'm quite used to working with in making literally hundreds of impressions! I am confident that I can help your baby relax his fingers long enough to make a beautiful keepsake for you. You help us by holding your baby securely and comfortably, and I’ll handle the rest.
Is the name done by hand?
Yes. Every name and age inscription is written and painted by hand, one at a time, individually, just for you.
Do you have Gift Certificates?
Yes! Contact me on the phone or by email for details about buying a gift certificate. I can take your credit card information over the phone, then I will mail you a gift certificate to give to the recipient. We need the recipients name, the amount, your name and payment info.
When will my order be ready?
Your Pint-sized Prints will be ready to enjoy 3-4 weeks after the impressions are made. Why so long? There are many steps that are completed by hand one at a time in order to create the beautiful piece you will enjoy.
How do I get my Pint-sized Prints once they are ready?
If your Pint-sized Prints are made at one of our public shows, you will return to this location to pick up your order when you receive a call or email from me saying it is ready. I will always inform you of your pickup options at your appointment. To save you time, I happily mail Pint-sized Prints to any address for a reasonable charge.
What are my choices?
You choose the combination of impressions, the inscriptions, and the colors of paint and ribbon. Pint-sized Prints can be customized to look soft and pretty, or bold and playful. I think they’re not just for the baby's room! My color and ribbon choices allow you to choose something that will look fabulous hanging in your den, office, kitchen or bedrooms. I love helping my customers be creative and show their style.
How do I pay for Pint-sized Prints?
I accept cash, checks, MC,Visa, Discover, American Express. Payment is made when your order is placed.