Friday, October 1, 2010

Sewing and stocking previews!

I am slowly getting back into the swing of things after getting settled in from the move.  As this pregnancy progresses, I am having a hard time sewing for more than an hour or two at a time, so I haven't been able to do as much.  Here are few things that will be stocking soon at my main shop and at Luna's Gate!  I also on stocking some trainers.

Newborn bamboo diapers.  I love these! They are squishy and soft and are completely made from Bamboo/Organic Cotton Fleece.  I plan on dying some bamboo fleece for some girlie ones this weekend!

This diaper is so soft and beautiful!  It is Bamboo Velour for the outer/inner & Bamboo Fleece for the soaker layers.  I love the way the colors came out, perfect for Autumn!

This is a custom order of trainers that just went out the other day! I love sewing trainers, they are just so adorable.  I hope the little boy that these were going to loves the, too!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Knitting & News!

I have taken a couple months off from my business while getting over some terrible morning sickness and moving 1500 miles up to Northwestern Washington.  Washington has been such a great change for us, though moving with a 2 and 3 year old was pretty stressful at times!  The girls and I have been spending as much time as humanly possible outside.  There are plenty of beautiful parks and things to do to keep us busy for a long time!

I have been knitting a lot lately, especially since I have a new little coming in only 4 months!  This first set is my favorite.  It is Ky Baby Knits Grapefruit Love on BFL and it is so soft!

These are some newborn longies in Sugarbubbie's Promise colorway on Canadian BFL and is another favorite. 

This sweater was originally supposed to be for Julianne, but she didn't even want to try it on :(  Her little sister absolutely loves it, so it is hers now! 

Monday, June 21, 2010

Still Struggling!

Sewing and knitting have been nearly impossible for me right now.  It is all good though because we are expecting a new baby on Christmas!  My oldest is expecially excited and told me even before I was pregnant that she was going to have a baby brother for Christmas.  We shall see if she is right soon enough!  Wait there's more... my amazing husband scored a promotion in Washington State!  We are currently packing up and trying to sell the house and will be moving in August.  We are so excited to be leaving the desert and escaping the heat for some much needed green landscape!

This past week I have managed to work on some trainers and unders for a coop.  I didn't get much done, but luckily it is a small coop.  I don't normally make plain unders (except for my own kids), but a mama requested them, so I was happy to do them for her.  Maybe after we move and get settled, they will become a regular offering on my cart.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

It's a miracle...

...that I finished this coop! 94 trainers done!!  I have not been feeling well as of lately and I really have been struggling with sewing. I am happy to be finished and am very happy with how they all came out.  I am taking a little break for a few days and then I have some work to do on my diaper patterns, as I am doing some sizing adjustments and am working on the design of my front-snapping diaper.  I hope to be stocking again at the end of the month. I will also be guest stocking at Luna's Gate on May 27th for their storybook theme.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Catching up!

I have neglected this blog for almost a month now. Things have been hectic and I have been finding that my girls need a lot more attention than I was giving them previously, so I have only been spending a minimal amount of time online.  Anyway, we have been doing a lot.

Business first! Right now I am working on a coop.  The whole order isn't in yet, but it is looking like it will  be a few less than 100 trainers!  I offered some of my cutest, most favorite prints this time around and they have been a joy to sew. So far I have about 25 done.  Here are some of the prints I am offering.

While I stay up late sewing, my best friend is:

I have been wanting to sew nightgowns for my girls for so long and the other night I finally made one. It was a spur of the moment thing, so I just made up a pattern as I went.  I don't really sew clothing much, so it isn't perfect, but it will do. This particular one is for Jocelyn and now she knows what zebras are!  I plan to make a few for each of my girls.

I haven't been knitting too much, but I have this handspun project almost done. Here is a little peek at it. I will post more pics after it is blocked.

My newest crafting love is spinning! Right now I am spinning up some superwash merino wool that was dyed by Family Pendragon.  It is beautiful fiber and perfect for a spring project, though I am not sure what it is going to be yet!

I have planted my very first garden this year. I started it during the winter since it doesn't freeze here.  I have planted a pomegranate tree, zucchini and yellow zucchini, bell peppers, cucumbers, beets, snow peas, beans, butternut squash, green onions, carrots, and tomatoes along with some herbs.   Everything seems to be doing very well and I have already had some tomatoes, beets and carrots!

I have been doing my best to work out faithfully, but it seems that sometimes there are just not enough hours in the day!  I love to run, but it is starting to get a little hot for me, so I have started doing Jillian's Yoga Meltdown video (an AWESOME workout) along with my weightlifting routine.  I am very thankful that my husband and I decided to make our great room a home gym otherwise I don't know how I would ever work out with the little ones.

As much as I have been working and trying to be as productive as possible, I love to go outside with the girls to play with our lovable doggies and enjoy the beautiful weather!

Whew! That was a long post! I am going to try to keep up a little better from now on!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Actions Shots!

A really nice mama sent me some actions shots of her very handsome twin boys wearing Lil' Poo Catcher's diapers. I love to see my products on little ones!  Here are Asher and Isaac (love their names!) sporting their new diapers :)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Summer Knitting and Custom Trainers

Now that the weather is absolutely beautiful here, I have been getting together some shorties for Jocelyn. She wasn't too keen on the idea of wearing shorts at first and kept trying to pull them down, but she has gotten used to it.

This first pair is Ellyl by Mosaic Moon on Mountain Meadow Ramboulliet. I really love the feel of this yarn. It is a bit smoother and softer than cestari, but it seems to be just as sturdy. It was really nice to knit with.

This one is Blackberry Fairy by Family Pendragon on Cestari Superfine.  I couldn't wait to knit these up.  I adore the colorway!

I actually finished this bolero a couple of weeks ago, but forgot to post pictures. So her it is! It is Selah's Caramel Heart on Corriedale.   I had to bribe my husband to take some pics for me.  If it looks like gorgeous weather, that is because it has been in the 70s and 80s :)

Thanks to the little ones actually playing nicely together in my sewing room, I was able to finish up this custom this morning.  They are for a really nice mama in Canada.  She requested that I put elastic in the waist for her daughter and here they are!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

More Custom Diapers :)

It has been another busy week with customs, but I am almost caught up :)
Here is another set of diapers that I just shipped off to a wonderful mama in Denmark!
This first one is all bamboo custom dyed. I just love how the colors mixed!

The rest are cotton prints with bamboo velour and bamboo fleece. I love all of the squishy goodness & I hope she loves them, too!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Some Custom Diapers :)

Here are a couple of custom orders that went out this morning. 
The first 2 are for twin boys. I dyed them opposite so that one is green in front and blue in back and the other is blue in front and green in back. I love how they turned out and they are just so squishy and soft!

This is a set of 5 custom sized diapers for a sweet mama on Hyena Cart.  I love the prints she chose and I hope her little guy loves them, too!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New diapers

I got back to some diaper sewing this week since the trainer coop is all finished.

This owlie one is a custom for a sweet mama on Hyena Cart.  It is one of my favorite David & Goliath prints!

This Boys Rock one is make from one of the new Kumquat prints that I just bought. It is such a cute print!

This last one is Icky Baby Tiny Tools. I love this print as well!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

I'm learning to spin!

My wonderful husband bought me a spindle kit for my birthday in November and I have just recently found the time to learn how to use it.  I am thankful to the lady that I met at a local fair who gave me some tips!  It has taken a while to get the hang of drafting and spinning at the same time, but it is coming along.  The green/silver/black skein is some fiber that I got out of the Phat fiber box. It is a mix of mohair, merino, tencel and silk. The one next to it is some superwash dyed in "Lavender Lollipops" by Blushing Ewe.  They were both really nice to work with!

This one is Mosaic Moon's "Ceilidh" colorway on 80's superfine merino. The photo doesn't really do the colors much justice.  It is a really beautiful colorway. This is only 2.5 oz and I have a total of 8 to spin. Once it is done, it is going to be an SMSS Handspun Pinafore for one of my daughters!



Tuesday, February 9, 2010

2 down, 2 to go!

I have been working so diligently and am about half way done with trainers from the trainer coop. Whew!  I haven't had much time to work on other things, but I do plan on stocking a custom trainer slot this week. Here are the first two batches.



I am stocking a new product this week. They are just small bits of fluff, but I have found them very useful in my own home.  I love them because they are so soft on my face and they put to use all of my pretty scraps that I hate to throw out! So, here are my new bamboo velour/sherpa cotton balls.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Some business....Some playtime

I have quite a number of trainers that I am making right now between customs and a coop that just closed...103 to be exact!! Holy batman! That is a lot of trainers!  In the midst of the huge trainer stocking, I am trying to get some diapers and maybe some mama cloth done for my regular stockings.  Thankfully, my miniature humans are being more cooperative during the day so I am not so exhausted at night when it is time to work. 
Here is the custom set that I just finished for a really sweet mama:

It has been in the 70's here, so the girls and I have been taking advantage and have been spending quite a bit of time at the park.  They love to play outside and I love that the house stays cleaner when we are gone for a majority of the day!