Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Semi Custom Sale

I really need to downsize and update my stash of fabrics so I've been running a semi-custom sale at my shop on Hyena Cart. This allows you to choose your own size (from panty liner up to the 12.5" overnight size) and you can also add PUL if you like...this means I don't have to guess what I should make and you get some choice!

I'll be running this promo for a bit longer, when you check out use the discount code 'save10' to save 10% off you order.
Wait time is reasonable too, I've been sewing orders up as they come in and putting them in the mail within one week. Here's some pictures of a few semi custom orders that I shipped out

I promised forever ago that I'd be adding a do-it-yourself postpartum pad tutorial and it's on it's way! I have all the pictures taken, I just need the time to sit down and type out the instructions....and time has been very short over the holidays with both the kids home from school. It's back to school next week though PHEW! So I'll have some un-interrupted computer time :)

Friday, December 12, 2008

Suedecloth is here!

I ordered some suedecloth to make some diapers for the new baby and also for my nephew... and maybe some postpartum pads for myself :) Suedecloth is a popular fabric for diaper making since it's soft and has great moisture wicking abilities, it's also great at resisting stains (always a bonus!!). I've added a couple of suedecloth pads to my Etsy shop, I really like this fabric for pads since it soft like Minky but a bit trimmer. It's a tricky fabric to photograph since it has a bit of a sheen to it, the colour on the left looks black but it's a deep purple, the other is a really nice cranberry red.

Monday, November 24, 2008

getting back to custom orders

I've just re-opened for custom orders, this was a fun order to do. Four pads topped with hand dyed bamboo velour (12.5" & 11") and one pad topped with cotton (11").

Socks for me

These socks took forever! I don't usually knit with such fine yarn (no patience!) but this yarn
was gifted to me and it was so pretty I was determined to knit these socks up.

It's a start....

I've been working on a stash of newborn diapers. I didn't start cloth diapering my son until he was three months old. He was premature so even at his 3 month weight of about 12lbs most the diapers I had were huge on him. This time around I'll be more prepared for the newborn stage.

These diapers have a snap down to let the cord heal; they are nice and adjustable so they should grow with baby from approx. 6lbs up to 14lbs.

Here's some newborn AIO's (all in ones - no cover needed)

I'm still working on a turned and top stitched side snapping version, this is my first attempt.

Friday, October 31, 2008

An update for November

Here's a little preview of some pads I have cut and I hope to sew them this weekend, there's a few new fabrics so I'm excited to get them done. I'll remain closed to custom orders for most of November. Hopefully by the third week of November I'll have gotten most of my not-so-fun essay and teachers college application done, then I can focus on sewing again. Still check for me at Etsy and Dibble Dabble since I'll be doing the odd stocking.

I've got piles of things I want to get sewn up including lots of diapers for our baby girl who'll be arriving in March. I also have some fun ideas planned for my blog so keep checking back in. I'll get them posted in early December... I need to get them posted so these ideas will stop consuming my brain at 4:00 am!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


It's been snowing here for almost the whole day, the snow started as big soft flakes and has turned a little nasty with a cold icy wind. It has me feeling festive...even though Halloween hasn't come yet and we haven't even carved our pumpkins! Here's some cute flannel prints I picked up yesterday; they're so cheerful :)

A great big custom order...

Here's an order that will be going out later on this week.
A big bunch of cotton topped pads with hidden PUL for a mom and her three daughters.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

A couple of custom orders....

I just re-opened for custom spots, here's some pads I got worked up at the end of the week. The first set are topped with softer than soft bamboo velour. I love the prints in the second set!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Newly Dyed Bamboo Velour!

I finally got more bamboo velour dyed up! Nice deep colours this time...but I also have some of these softer shades of pink & blue/green still left:

Newest Bamboo Velour colours!
Raspberry Cream
Falling Leaves

Friday, September 19, 2008

Stocking today at Etsy!

I'll be adding lots of goodies to my Etsy shop including double pocket wetbags, seasonal pads in great prints, minky, and some pretty flannels too!

Monday, September 8, 2008

$5 Pads on September 10th!

We're having an end of season clear out at Dibble Dabble on Wed. September 10th (@ 7pmest). I've gone through my basket of flannel scraps and I'll be offering flannel topped pads for $5! They'll be available in thre sizes (8.5", 10", & 11") and you'll be able to pick your prints too. Here's a pre-sewing preview of what I'll have up

I stopped at the fabric shop, just for machine needles but I found some pretty fall & halloween prints too. I'll be adding them to my flickr gallery Here's a peek at a couple of my finds:

Friday, September 5, 2008

Seems like forever!

It seems like forever since I've posted to my blog! Just a quick note for today; I'll be stocking at my hyena cart shop tomorrow (Saturday Sept. 6th). I haven't had the time to stock on HC since July but I did manage to get quite a few pads made up this week and a couple of wetbags too. Oh, I had my shop re-done, I hope you enjoy it! All my previews up so go on and have a look...

This post is quite boring I know, but please keep checking back I have some fun blogging ideas in mind including a quick tutorial for DIY postpartum pads, since I'll be needing some myself next March (yup, a baby on the way!)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

(Dill) Pickled

I make these dill pickles every year, the recipe comes from my step-dad's family and a few years ago he and my mom taught us how to make them. I make them every summer for my own family. Yesterday I got 25 jars done with some perfect little cucs from a local farmer.

A Postpartum Custom...

Thank you to all of you who have contacted me for custom orders over the summer. It's been a challenge to find time to sew & do regular stockings but I'm happy to be able to work on customs. School will be back on in a few weeks so I'm hoping I'll be able to get back to more frequent stockings.

Here's some postpartum pads that are ready to go. The pink & white floral pad is a new design I hope the mama-to-be will test it out for me. She also requested a medium size hanging wetbag too.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Freshly dyed bamboo velour

I finally got more bamboo velour and dyed some of it up, the colours are very soft & pretty. I'll be offering some of the blue shades on August 20th at Dibble Dabble when we're having our blue theme stocking.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Europe Bound...

This order is off to Europe, I wish I could go with them! This customer requested three wetbags and four pantyliners.

I've gone a little overboard on fabric this month, here's more cotton prints that arrived today. There's a new Alexander Henry skeleton print (have to look up it's name!) and the Ruby Red Slippers were too cute so I bought them too. Then some calmer Asian inspired prints, Geishas & Kyoto (love this print!).

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Off to Australia

These wetbags will be on their way to Australia. The cute frog print bag is a single pocket style, the others are double pocket wetbags plus a matching cup pouch.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Raw silk is here...

For those of you who've been asking for raw's here! I have a natural shade and a beautiful deep purple colour too. Raw silk acts as a wonderfully breathable wicking layer for pads, panty liners, nursing pads, and liners for cloth diapers. It's ability to wick away moisture helps keep rashes and infections (ie: yeast) at bay. I still need to pre-wash these but they'll be ready to sew soon.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Going Local

This was a quick custom order for a local customer, she always lets me choose her flannel prints which is fun! This is nine pads in the 8.5" size and one pad in the 10" size, all with hidden PUL.
Hope she enjoys!

A quick stocking on Hyena Cart

I'll be stocking a few items on my Hyena Cart shop on Thursday. I'll be listing wool backed pads and also another medium size hanging wetbag in my favorite 'Pod Posies''s a picture

Friday, July 18, 2008

A new wetbag style!

I made one of these wet bags months ago and I'm finally making them a priority to stock! It measures 10.5" X 12" and is perfect for hanging in the bathroom to store used pads until washday. A handle that snaps allows you to hang this bag any wear; even over the shower curtain rod. A pocket in the front holds a few clean pads in easy reach. This exact bag will be listed on my Etsy shop later on today (pads not included...but you knew that!).