Thursday, February 25, 2010

The light at the end of the tunnel.

Last night Jake helped me put the front snaps on the last 5 diaper covers.  So, now I just need to sew labels on those covers, sew the pul to them and put the fold over elastic on.  Tonight Jake can help me with putting the closure snaps on them.  Then, if I still haven't found the missing bib front seems to have walked off, I'll have to make another one of those, but that's small potatoes.  Then I'll get pictures done, and the invoice out. 

I'm already planning my next project.  I plan on doing some more soft soled shoes, and a  dress in woodland maripat.  I also have a OS diaper to finish up, and stock next week.  I'm thinking of making some St. Patrick's Day themed newborn pocket diapers as well.  We shall see soon though, if I'm being over ambitious.

Monday, February 22, 2010

A work in progress

Well, I started a week ago cutting out 16 bibs, and 10 diaper covers, and today I am embroidering, and hope to get the bibs complete within the next day or two, and the diaper covers by the end of the week.  They are for an order for the Legacies gift shop at the Ft. Campbell Museum.

Saturday I consigned a few items at Rubby Slippers, the botique run by the Ft. Leavenworth Spouses Association.  Right now I have a bib, pacifier holder, and reusable bag there, but also plan to make up a few more things to consign.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Slowly working my way through.

This week has been busy.  I've spent quite a bit of time cutting out 16 bibs for the Legacies Gift Shop order, and planning the items I'm going to make to stock my store for the Great Cloth Diaper Hunt.  Now, the hunt isn't until May, but last hunt, I had a bazaar to do, an order from the museum, and the hunt all going on at the same time.  So, this hunt I plan to be ahead of the game. 

I also plan on introducing some new items to my stores.  I will soon be stocking soft soled shoes, as well as camo change purses.  The first one will be of ACU of course, but I plan to do other fabrics as well.  I have some diaper outers already cut, and they just need snaps, and to be sewn.  I'll be having my husband help me with the snaps, and the rest of it goes rather quickly from there it would seem.

Well, back to work.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Passing time, and big orders.

Right as I was finishing up a custom order last week, a custom request came in from the Ft. Campbell museum Legacies Gift Shop.  So, this week I'm busy making 16 ACU bibs with Hooah! embroidered on them, as well as 10 diaper covers embroidered with Pee  All I Can Pee.  I hope to have them all done and out the door next week.

I also need to start working on some instock items for my Hyenacart store.  I was able to stock an adorable Easter themed dress in my Etsy store today, and have plans to make a few more things this week to stock in both stores. 

In anticipation of March, I'm also going to be coming up with some clever items for the Creative Mamas "March Madness" themed stocking.  It's all about March, but not necessarily all about sports.  Be sure to stop by and see all the great new items you can buy.

Oh, and here are pictures of the most recent custom order I completed:

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Keeping Busy

Today, I cut, and have half way done, a dress for a custom order.  I have the diaper cover cut out for it as  well, and depending on how tomorrow goes, I plan to finish the dress, embroider the diaper cover, and hopefully have it all completed Saturday. 

Today, Justin got to run around in his new ACU soft soled shoes.  They look adorable, but I think his feet are too big for them already, so I'm going to enlarge the pattern and make him new ones.  I have plenty of scraps do it with, and I think he will really enjoy them.

Tonight, I also made several bookmarkers for The Spotted Box.  I have four pacifier holders I'm sending in to accompany the bookmarks, as well as business cards.  So, make sure to look for my items, and Creative Mamas Congo, in the March Spotted Box.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A new addition to my diaper line

Today I finally finished a diaper that I had been working on since last week.  It is an embroidered ABU diaper.  It turned out great, so I can't wait to start on the next one that I have embroidered, and is just in need of snaps.  I was also able to get all but the elastic into a pair of jeans for my son, James.  He had grown out of all his previous pairs, and I thought it was high time he had a nice pair of jeans.  Tomorrow I'm starting on a custom order that came in on Saturday, and hope to have that done by the end of the week.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Taking some time.

This last week has been a rough one for me.  It started out with morning sickness, and a pregnancy, but today I found out that it is either going to be a miscarriage or an ectopic.  We are currently waiting for some blood test results, and in the meantime, I'm going to be working hard on custom orders, but I haven't posted in a while and thought I should explain why.  I plan to finally finish the ABU diapers that I'm working on tomorrow, as well as start and finish another custom order.  Hopefully I will be back into the full swing in the next week or two.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The pendulum swings back.

Saturday I was fully of energy and got lots of sewing done.  Then Sunday, I took a break for family time.  Yesterday, I was creeping along.  However, I did get most of the snaps on an Air Force diaper I'm doing.  Today, my goal is to embroider a shirt I'm doing for a trade, and finish up both diapers.  I also plan to get started on those soft soled shoes now that I have the elastic.  I'm thinking of switching the Mei Tai that I have stocked on my HC to my Etsy store, and making the ACU Mei Tai a custom spot on HC instead.

I also have to stock those adorable newborn diapers on Bitty Fluff for this weeks stocking there.  Keep your eyes peeled, and see what I have coming up in my stores.