Saturday, December 13, 2008

Ooga Monster

I've been trying to think of something I could make my son for Christmas as a toy. This little guy was inspired by some fabric that I LOVE!! It is stuffed with stuffing that is supposed to keep baby warm. Here is his ooga booga monster and the pj's to match.

I've been busy!

I've been so busy trying to stock my store and finding lots of fun new things to make. Here are some pics...enjoy! If you see anything you like, let me know ;)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

I've been blogged!

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Friday, December 5, 2008

I'm dreaming of a green Christmas

Giveaways are going on all week on this site. Enter to win all kinds of great stuff including a fleece soaker from Earth Baby Cloth, my store.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

WAHM Lovefest

I wanted to write a blog about the WAHM(work-at-home-moms) that I have worked with lately. I have been doing a LOT of trading. I love it! I have been able to get things that I wouldn't have been able to afford otherwise. I have done a lot of Christmas shopping that way.

Jenny's Simply Clean: This WAHM and her husband make environmentally friendly laundry detergent. She is SO nice and great to work with! I think they have 50 different scents you can use. They even have a scent sampler so you don't have to decide on just one. I love it. My kids have eczema and since I switched to this, it's totally gone.
These come from a new WAHM on diaperswappers under c2afwife. I don't know how she does it, but she flattens glass bottles. They can be used as a spoon rest, cheese board, or anything else you can think of. I traded for 2 of them. I'm going to use them as Christmas gifts with some brie cheese and crackers.

These come from Chunkibunz diapers on diaperswappers. This WAHM has been making diapers for a LONG time. I love these, they are so soft and they are one size, so no need to have to keep buying diapers.
She also made a cloth book of the classic Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer cartoon. That is what started the trade. I HAD to have it!!
Barebottoms Boutique This WAHM is a licensed Ditto Daddy trainer seamstress. These look professionally made. I love them! Her packaging is so impressive. She even sent me a pic of her son in the fleece pants I made so that I can use him as a happy customer :)

Joyful Rose I traded with this WAHM for my website design. She does hyenacart design, which is the website that hosts my store. She also does blinkies, and static banners. She did the one that is on this blog. Everything is exactly what I pictured in my head. It looks SO much better!!

I love getting things like this so that I can see the nice personal touches they put in. With something commercial, you just don't get that. Now that I have discovered this whole world of homemade stuff, I don't want to go back. It's really sad that some things can't be made for how cheap you can buy them at the store.

I also have a chalkroll coming for my daughter, which is a chalkboard and chalk holder with a cotton print on the back that rolls up and is tied with ribbon so she can take it with her whereever she wants. I'm really excited about it. I picked a sushi print :) I'll have to take a pic when I get it.

Links to things homemade:

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Black Friday

I'm having a Black Friday sale in my store. Here's a link. There will be free for shipping lottos, buy one get one free and discount codes good for this friday and saturday. I encourage you all to buy homemade this Christmas. There are a lot of talented work at home moms that need support. 90% of our Christmas this year will be homemade. and are 2 great sites to find things homemade.
Also, I have entered a soaker embroidered with Minnie Mouse on a great mama's blog. She is doing giveaways all next week. Mine will be up towards the end of the week. If you would like to enter, click here.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

New Sets and a nursing cover

My niece had a baby last week and asked if I could make a nursing cover for her. After researching online, I made this. It has a strap that goes around your neck and snaps onto the cover. That way the baby can't yank it off. It turned out really cute.

I have had a couple of requests for different animals that are on the fleece I have available so I have been testing my creativity skills :) Here are the results.

Monday, November 10, 2008

My kids Christmas....Part One

I used this no sew tutorial to make these tutus for my daughter. I did end up folding some ribbon over and sewing it along the top.
A Curious George doll diaper.
I made these pj sets for my kids using their measurements. I bought short sleeve t-shirts and added fabric to make them long sleeve. I used this pdf pattern to make the cloth shoes, I just made it big enough to fit their feet on a copy machine.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Baby leg warmers

I found this tutorial on making baby leg warmers and decided to try it. The babyleg brand are $12-16 a pair! My little girl loves them and wears them like tights. I even made her a tutu to match these for Christmas...shhh!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

New Blog

I decided to make a separate blog for all of my craft projects :) I have a lot going on right now with Christmas coming up soon. I've decided to make this year a homemade Christmas. I have finished a lot of things and I have a lot more in the works. I'm really excited about it. Unfortunately, most of them won't be posted until after Christmas. You don't want to know what you're getting, do you?!