Monday, December 8, 2008


Well, after a very long 6 weeks with a web designer who just didnt get me I found a fantastic, awesome, can't thank enough Web Designer who got me totally and completely. With in a couple of weeks I had my simplistic website that I wanted from the beginning, and I am more than happy.

Due to all the fluffing about I had with the other webdesigner my is currently live but doesn't have any stock - there is a newsletter you can sign up for, to find out when the launch will be and you can check out my new blog HERE to find out what I'm up to and what creations I am currently doing.

You can also find out who this very affordable, easy going, helpful Web Designer is that I can't talk enough about on my new blog.

I look forward to seeing you there and most definately would love your input ;)

Sunday, November 2, 2008


There will officially be a new blog for my new online store, I am just waiting on my very slow web designer at the moment to even give me a draft on what he is working on!! Once I have that I can give the talented Etsian I have paid to do the design she needs for my blog banner amongst other things.

Its all very exciting and I cant wait to be up and running!!! I have copious amounts of minky and some very funky cotton prints ready to be sewn into some very fashionable nappies. So far with taking the kids to a farmstay for a week, having a cold and looking after 3 kids and a hubby, I have only manged to finish one nappy : ( I only have another 29 to do!! I will get there and will have to do lots of sewing once the kiddies are in bed, otherwise kick hubby and the kids out the house one weekend and I should be right,lol

So, definately keep your eye out on the announcement of the new blog and store - hopefully not too far away!!

Have a great day ; )

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


I have come to the decision to open up my own online shop, and in the process of setting up my webpage at the moment. I'm not sure if I will keep this blog, or start a new one with the opening of my new shop, but either way on here there will be some info on whats going to happen.

My shop will be focused on my nappies, which I think, will be different to what's currently out there - more than just a nappy, and more something you want part of your kiddies wardrobe. My shop will also include my custom crochet items - as they work hand in hand with cloth users as well as people who just want something different. My shop will also include any other creations that I come up with - like the bubble dot minky, cotton print backed blankets that I just made!

So, if I do have any regular readers, check back often to see when my online shop grand opening is and what will be happening with this blog.

I will be back soon : )

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Grrrrrr Overlocker!

I have finally pulled out my new overlocker out of the box, that I got on Monday, to see how the thing works and already I have done something wrong because its not stitching at all, just makes this tangled mess!

For the life of me I cant figure out what I have done wrong, its probably a threading problem, even though I followed my mother-in-laws handy tip of just tying your new string on to the ends of the existing strings that are already threaded on the machine, and leting it pull the new string through when you sew. It did seem to work for 2 of the strings, but then the other 2 just snapped and I had to re-thread it - now the new problem of it being a tangled mess!!

Luckily I have a talented husband who knows more about sewing machines than I do, with his experience of working in his parents furniture factory many, many years ago, who can hopefully fix my problem!

How stupid of me for thinking I could pull it out the box and just "use" it - insert *rolleyes*!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Well since I am so good at making up my mind....

I have decided that my nappies (diapers) will have their own shop, I came up with their own name and currently have woven labels being made for them, which I should hopefully receive by then end of next week. All these decisions since Monday - I dont mess around do I??,lol

Just trying to find some talented Etsian to do my banner, avatar etc - which should hopefully be soon and I can then announce the new Nappy shop. Still keep reading this blog for updates on nappies, no seperate blog being done, and you will be able to access the shop from here as well.

Just thought I would let you guys know, and make sure you check back often for the big announcement

ciao for now ; )

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

EtsyBloggers - Blog Carnival - What I do for work outside of Etsy

Well, I'm a Birthing Doula , I have a great passion about the birthing rights of women, and this came about with the disappointing delivery of my little princess. After 2 previous C-Sections, I very much wanted a VBA2C, but with the lack of support from my hubby and family (more worry than anything) and being under the care of an Obstetrician, those hopes were very much crushed from the beginning.

Even though I may seem bitter, I'm not. I learnt from that experience, and I dont want any mum-to-be to feel pressured, threatened or told on how and where they should give birth. And as a Doula I'm able to support women in their birthing choices, provide a secure and nurturing environment while they acheive the greatest gift our bodies were given.

As a Doula I dont give medical advice, nor do I perform medical tasks, I dont make decisions for the mother, but may discuss situations and provide options for the mother to make an informed decision herself. And this is what I like about being a Doula, its not medicalised, you are focused on the mother, offering emotional support and purely being with her through out her pregnancy, labour and birth.

You may wonder, what do I actually do then?? Well, for a birthing mother whatever she wants me to do to help her get through this. It could be breathing with her, massage, visualisation, holding her hand, leaving her alone, supporting her partner - whatever she needs at that time. And I will do it without question, as a Doula thats my job - SUPPORT.

So, thats a little of what I do outside of Etsy and being a wife and mother. I could go on and on and on, but I dont want to bore you : )

Monday, October 6, 2008

Happy Birthday to me!!

Yes, today was my birthday, and god I feel old!!! I turned 27 and I have been married for 8years and I have 3 children - 7, 5 and a 15mth old. Please tell me I'm not alone????

But it was a great birthday and I got spoiled which was even better! My loving husband and kiddies got me this gold locket , which I have wanted for a long time, and it will have special meaning to me once I fill it with photos of the kids and one of me and my hubby. I also got a beautiful chain to go with it, that we got from a little jeweller who makes alot of his own jewellery - so, a one off which suits me perfectly!

And yes, my family have been listening to me for the past 6mths because I got my Overlocker!!! Yay, yay, yay! Thank you soooooooo much Mother in Law, I couldnt be happier. So, this weekend I will be sewing up all my inserts for my nappies. Definately keep an eye out on my shop in the next 2 weeks, for some fantastic nappies!!

Then we dropped the kiddies off with MIL and we had a beautiful lunch out - which was soooooo peaceful and relaxing. Then when we got back to MIL's to pick up the kiddies, she had cooked a lovely dinner and got me a very yummy birthday cake from a little french patisserie that we visit often. Perfect end to a perfect day!

So, spoilt indeed. But if you cant be spoilt on your birthday, when can you be spoilt? ; )