Friday, December 9, 2011

Ho Ho Ho

The Holiday Spirit has most definitely embedded itself at LMK headquarters. The Lil' New Yorker store at Columbus Circle is in it's second week and the 20% off Etsy Sale (use Coupon Code LMKHOLIDAYS) is going on for another week!

Come visit us at Columbus Circle - Lil' New Yorker shop - and find  NEW AND EXCITING LA MUSE KALLIOPÊ handmade onesies and baby tees and hoodies!! Cute designs including a Baby Heart Muse WannaBe Dragon Monster stitched lovingly directly onto front or back.

WannaBe Dragon Monsters

Baby Dragon Monsters


Sachet Birdies

Muzzit Haiku

and you'll also find Everything else you can find at ETSY or just email us!!! We love to make custom made orders!!

It's all yours!!!

Columbus Circle Holiday Market until December 24!!!

20% off at ETSY until December 15th and get it shipped in time for Christmas!!!

See you soon!!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


The Black Friday - Cyber Monday Etsy sale may be over...but that was only the beginning!

From now until December 15, 2011 the Etsy sale at LA MUSE KALLIOPÊ will conitnue for all you Holiday shoppers!

Use Coupon Code LMKHOLIDAYS and receive 20% off your entire order. Any order before December 15 will be rushed to the post office for delivery in time for Christmas.

Check out all the items at the Etsy Shop.  Can't decide which Musette would make an excellent gift? Maybe this help...

 Who likes the Ninjas in your family?

A Baby Dragon Monster keyring is an inspiring choice as a stocking stuffer!

Everyone loves a WannaBe Dragon Monster!!

La Ménagerie Oiselet!! Our lil' birdies are available as balsam Fir sachets for that Holiday scent. (Lavender sachet still available also)

Look the baby Dragon Monster on its tippytoes!! Who can resist the charm??

There's enough Musettes and Muzzits for all the members of your family! Find all the Les Musettes Families here.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday Never Ends!!!

Well, not until Cyber Monday anyway.

You can have 20% off you entire order at our Etsy Shop  until Monday, November 28.

Use COUPON CODE thankful2011 to receive your discount.

Happy Shopping!!

If your prefer to see and feel and smell your Musette or Muzzit before purchasing check out our Upcoming Events page and find out where we will be next! Maybe at a market near you!

And remember...2012 is the Year of the Dragon...the Dragon Monster!

Also, check out the LA MUSE KALLIOPÊ 2011-2012 Brochure. All your favorite "lil' Muses" can be found within.

It's getting close now...the Lil' New Yorker Store is opening on Wednesday, November 30, 2011!!! Stop by the Columbus Circle Holiday Market and visit!!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


NEW for this Holiday Season: GLOW-IN-THE-DARK Fangs on all your favorite WannaBe Dragon Monsters!

In the past only Baby Dragon Monsters featured GLOW-IN-THE-DARK Fangs. But these Baby Dragon Monsters grow fast and they bring their fangs with them!!

Now the regular sized WannaBe Dragon Monsters will sport a new look along with GLOW-IN-THE-DARK Fangs!!

And that's not all!!!

Not by a longshot!!!

Selected Baby Dragon Monsters and the grown-up WannaBe Dragon Monsters will also have GLOW-IN-THE-DARK EYES or GLOW-IN-THE-DARK SPIKES or grab yourself a Dragon Monster with GLOW-IN-THE-DARK spikes, eyes, and fangs. 

There will be a limited supply!!!! 

Your very own Dragon Monster is awaiting you!!!

Monday, November 14, 2011


Just added at the Upcoming Events page: The first ever LA MUSE KALLIOPÊ Black Friday Etsy Sale!!

Why got through the hassle of leaving your house this Black Friday!
All the Musettes you could need or want can be found on Etsy!

From Black Friday through Cyber Monday 
(Friday, November 25 - Monday, November 28) 
ALL items on the LA MUSE KALLIOPÊ Etsy shop will be 20% off!

It's easy as can be: Go to the LA MUSE KALLIOPÊ Etsy Shop and find the Musette or Muzzit you connect with. Or, better yet, find one as a Holiday gift for a special someone in your life! 

During checkout put in the coupon code thankful2011 to receive your 20% discount!

If there are any special Musettes you would like reserved, please contact me and I can hold them for you until the sale rolls around. 

And if that wasn't enough - there will be additional Christmas shopping exclusives during the beginning of December. Check back here for more details and additional coupon codes!

Happy Holidays!!!

P.S. There's any easy link directly to the right of this post. One click and my Etsy Shop awaits!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Check out the Upcoming Events page to see that in addition to the Columbus Circle Holiday Market LA MUSE KALLIOPÊ will also be staying close to home in Jersey City! 

Les Musettes make excellent Christmas gifts (if we do say so ourselves). How cute a stocking stuffer will a Baby Dragon Monster make? The cutest! Guaranteed!

If you can't make it to Jersey City on December 2nd and December 3rd, remember you can always find us at the Columbus Circle Holiday Market November at the Lil' New Yorker store.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Etsy Artisans of Lil' New Yorker

As everyone, no doubt, knows by now, I have been real busy preparing for the Holiday shopping season.

I will be at the Holiday Market at Columbus Circle from November 30th to December 24th. But I won't be alone. I will be sharing the Lil' New Yorker store with five other great Etsy Artisans!  

The Lil' New Yorker is an avid supporter of Etsy (the world's most vibrant handmade market) and the NewNew (an eclectic group of handmade Etsy artists, designers, makers and crafters in the Metro New York area).

We will have a wonderful selection of various handmade items that will make great Holiday gifts for any youngsters you know.

The Lil' New Yorker booth will feature:

LA MUSE KALLIOPÊ - handcrafted cuddly stuffed animals for children, each character a personal whimsical Lil' Muse! Photos of products here!
Bugged Out - screen printed whimsical bug and fruit and veggie designs available on organic cotton onesies and T-shirts, cotton fleece hoodies, recycled cotton canvas tote bags and note cards. Photos of products here!

M Voli E - girls hand knit bracelets & crochet flower hair clips.
Photos of products here!

Overall Baby - specializing in children overalls in fun fabrics and prints.
Photos of products here!

Valtline - screen printed apparel for kids and babies from original freehand drawings of animals.
Photos of products here!

Woolly Boo - handcrafted, one-of-a-kind, heirloom quality basic bedding for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
Photos of products here!

Make sure to stop by! November 30th - December 24th!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Games of Thrones inspired Baby Dragon Monsters!!!

Last April before the HBO series Game of Thrones debuted we went to some GOT Food Trucks that spent a week in NYC.  You can read about those adventures here, here, and here.

Well, since then in GOT-related news, we watched the show on HBO (I loved it even though I kept having to ask hubby what was going on) and hubby read the newest book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series: A Dance with Dragons. It was a big book but I remember he devoured it quickly and then spent days talking to his brother about it.

(Just last night he was reading ADWD again - "I want to reread the Davos chapters" he said, quickly adding "You haven't met him yet in the TV show." Later, when I mentioned how cold it was getting in the bedroom, he just said "Winter is Coming" followed by "The North doesn't forget." This morning when I noted it was snowing , he commented "I was never sent my white raven." Sometimes I don't know how I put up with him.)

I'll get around to reading the series one day. Right now I am too busy.  But I have not forgotten about Game of Thrones, especially the final scene of the season. I just loved Dany rising out of the ashes with those cute little dragons. It was a beautiful, powerful scene, one of the best of the entire series.

Now, as you all know, some of my favorite creations (they are all my favorites, really) are the WannaBe Dragon Monsters and Baby Dragon Monsters. So inspired was I by that last scene and by the hints hubby gave me about the rest of the story that I decided to make some Baby Dragon Monsters in honor of Daenerys and her Dragons.

I got the color combinations and created them. There is black/red just like Drogon, green/bronze same as Rhaegal, and cream/gold modeled after Viserion.

Here are some photos below or you can visit my Etsy page for more information.

Winter is Coming, or perhaps, more appropriately, Fire and Blood. Enjoy!

Drogon: Black/Red; Viserion: Cream/Gold; Rhaegal: Green/Bronze

Drogon: Black/Red; Viserion: Cream/Gold; Rhaegal: Green/Bronze

Thursday, October 27, 2011


What could be better for Halloween than a MONSTER???

How 'bout a Dragon Monster!!

Not just any Dragon Monster but a Baby Dragon Monster!!


I'll tell you what could be better for Halloween.  Nothing.

Click here to find your Baby Dragon Monster today.


WHEW! Staying busy getting ready for the Columbus Circle Holiday Market (November 30 to December 24).

 All of the Les Musettes Families will be there. Remember to let us know your favorite Musette. Ménagerie Oiselet (Sachet birdies - now available in lavender and balsam fir!), Muzzit Haiku, the Arabesque siblings - Ragtime, Sonnet, Cadenza, and Nebula; and the Dragon Monsters. Who can forget the Dragon Monsters! 

Speaking of Dragon Monsters, I have been working on new and exciting Baby Dragon Monsters. Don't worry, they are still the same ole' Baby Dragon Monsters, what with their tough cuteness and glow-in-the-dark fangs.  But look for a new look on some of them. 

New fabric, new patterns, same baby Dragon Monsters!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


LA MUSE KALLIOPÊ will be easy to find this Holiday season!

Along with the other wonderful Etsy Artisans that comprise Lil' New Yorker we will be offering all of your favorite Musettes and Muzzits at



If you can't make it to the Columbus Circle Holiday Market, the "Lil' Muses" are available at our Etsy Shop. 

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Fall Crafts in Chelsea - October 15, 2011

LA MUSE KALLIOPÊ is happy to announce Les Musettes will be at the Fall Crafts in Chelsea on October 15th. It's gonna be loads of fun with creative people.

 Shamelessly copied from TheNewNew.
WHEN: Saturday, October 15 from 10-5pm
WHERE: 21st street between 8th and 9th avenue

This event spotlights over 100 of the best local New York artists and craftspeople vending their own unique jewelry, pottery, clothing, fine art and other handmade goods. Visitors to the fair will enjoy the opportunity to converse with artists about their creative processes while shopping for one of a kind items.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Tell us Your Favorite Musette

Peruse the Les Musette Families and let us know your favorite Musette!

List in comments below or for Twitter users #favoritemusette


 Do like the Ninja Dragon Monsters?

Maybe you prefer the Arabesque Cadenza?

A ChouChou Baby Dragon Monster Keyring?

Muzzit Prodigy?

Arabesque Ragtime?

Everyone loves a WannaBe Dragon M0nster!!

Elflins are always a fave!!!

Don't count out the La Ménagerie Oiselet!!

How about the Arabesque Nebula??

Look the baby Dragon Monster on its tippytoes!! Who can resist the charm??

Find all the Les Musettes Families here

Friday, September 16, 2011

UPDATED: Les Musettes Families

All the Les Musettes Families have been updated. Check out the tab on top of the page.

New descriptions plus available material and embellishments for each of the Families listed.

Let us know in the comments section who is your favorite Musette!

A sampling of Les Musette families below. Check out the Les Musette Family tab for the rest!!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

UPDATED: New Tab Les Musettes TIDBITS

Take a look at the tabs on top. Look close and you will see a new addtion. Les Musettes TIDBITS.

Here you will find out fun facts relating to your favorite "Lil' Muses"!!!

Take a look for the first two TIDBITS!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Updated WannaBe Dragon Monster Instructions

This is a friendly reminder that the Home page is not the only one to be updated. Check our tabs at the top to see other fun and interesting Les Musette information!

Currently there are updated instructions on how YOU can create your very own Dragon Monster!

Check it out!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

I just had a Christmas in July Sale on Etsy.
I just had a Christmas in July Sale on Etsy.

Friday, July 15, 2011

LA MUSELETTER : Christmas in July at ETSY!

LA MUSE KALLIOPÊ is participating in The {NewNew} - an Etsy team of artisans in the New York Metropolitan Area - Christmas in July sale on Etsy!

Beginning July 14th and ending July 24th you can purchase the Musette or Muzzit of your choice and save 15%!!!

This sale is a wonderful opportunity to get a personal "Lil' Muse" as a gift for a loved one or just for yourself.

Please visit my Etsy Shop  and see what surprises are waiting for you. If you do not see your favorite Musette or would like a different fabric color or pattern or different color eyes than what is listed please email me. I will do my best to create a custom Musette and offer it at this never before great sale price.

Click on any photo to go to LA MUSE KALLIOPÊ Etsy Shop or you can enter by the Etsy banner on the right hand side of your screen!

Use Coupon Code CIJ11 when ordering to apply the discount! Here is a sampling of various Musettes and other fantastic items you can find from LA MUSE KALLIOPÊ:



LAVENDER SACHET BIRDS - New- Now available and personalized with your initials. Great for your self or as a wedding gift.




While browsing Etsy be sure to search “newnewteam cij” for other great deals from TheNewNew team.

Thank you for your support and interest in LA MUSE KALLIOPÊ.

Remember to use Coupon Code CIJ11 when ordering between July 14th and July 24th.

À bientôt and enjoy your Christmas in July.