Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Check out my new blog....

This is temporary until my website ( is up and running, but go check it out!! All of my fabrics are listed for both the Grab-n-Go Diaper Clutch/ Coordinating Padded Wipes Cases and the Minky Lovey with Taggies!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Recent items

I finally made myself a new bag (since I was embarrassed by my old one with all the raw edges. It was the first one I ever made.) With so many fabrics to choose from, I decided to go with a classic look and I embellished it with ribbon and ric-rac.

I just made a clutch/wipes case with my fav fabric (brown pinwheels) See my other blog to see all of my fabrics

Another design (I made a card to send with them)
This is a Minky Lovey w/ Taggies (pink star minky, purple satin, different texture taggies)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

My first ETSY listing

Go check it out!!! I can't figure out the banner thing, but I'll figure it out eventually. I realized I just needed to get it posted. save on shipping by ordering directly through me! Email me

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

the winner is......

Grab and Go Baby Boutique
"because everything is easy to grab and take with you on the go"
~Jenn from Melbourne!!!

Thanks to everyone who gave me (us) ideas. I sew needed it!! My creativity zone in my brain has been mush.

The best part... The URL is available, so I'm gonna go ahead and get it for the future. Look for a new ETSY store later this week (prob this weekend when I have more time) with this name!!
I'm so excited to start moving forward now.

Jenn...drop me an email (I couldn't find how to email you off your blog) and we can figure out what you want!!

Winner and new name...Tonight!!

Sorry for the (and my husband falling asleep before 9 last night) got in the way of finalizing a name/winner yesterday! Thanks to everyone who commented and sent me ideas ...y'all rock!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Help me come up with a store name....

My mind is mush (that's what happens when you are a mom) and I'm trying to come up with a name for my store. I need your help!! Initially I am going to be selling my diaper clutch and coordinating wipes cases. I will eventually add diaper cloths, stroller blankets and small lovie blankets, etc. If you have any great ideas/store names, leave me comment below, but make sure I have a way to contact you. If I choose your store name...You will win a FREE diaper clutch or wipes case of your choice. If you don't have a blogger account but you still have an idea, you can email me your idea at I will keep this open through Sunday Nov 16 at midnight. Then I will look at all of the comments and make a decision and contact the winner sometime on Monday. Thanks for your help!!!!

Etsy storefront soon to be arriving. For now if you are interested you can email me your order and we can go from there

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Shipping Updated & New Fabric

I found out today that I can ship first class for much less than priority, so here are the shipping rates:

1 Diaper tote/clutch/bag - $1.00
2 Diaper totes - $1.50
Wipes case - $2.00
Diaper tote/wipes case- $2.50
2 wipes cases - $3.00 (I might need to reweigh this, it might actually be over 13 oz)

***All orders over 13 oz have to be shipped priority which will be $5, unless otherwise discussed.

If you don't see a fabric you like on this blog, email me and I may have something in my stash that would work for you. I have only listed the fabric on here that I have a good amount of.

Black/White and Grays (white swirl, black swirl, white diamonds, solid black, black/gray plaid)

Brown Shimmer Butterfly (this will be lined with a solid brown for the interior)

Close up of the fabric

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Free Fabric and Fun.....
Check out this link to win a bag of free fabric to create something with and win the opportunity to win $100 gift card!!!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Starting a business...

I have decided to create my own business. I am the type of person who needs to have everything planned out from A-Z first (shipping, website costs, material, etc, etc, etc) So I decided while I am researching and planning all of that out I will offer my diaper totes/clutches and coordinating wipes cases through my blog. As of right I have set preliminary prices. So those of you purchasing now, may benefit from a low price. As I get going I may see the need to increase the price based on materials (etc), but this is what I think is fair now. Diaper totes/clutches will be $14.99 and wipes cases will be $9.99. Shipping and handling is the fun part of the equation (total sarcasm in my voice). From my preliminary calculations shipping for 1 bag and 1 wipes case will be $5. I am not trying to make $$ off shipping, so the more I learn about this, shipping prices may change. For now I will be accepting payment through paypal or if you choose you can send me a check and once it clears, production of your item(s) will begin.

****I will be donating 10% of all sales (not including shipping price) to autism research. This is something that is near and dear to my heart and affects my family.

Your job as a buyer, or even just a lurker, is to give me feedback on 2 things:
A) Should it be called a Diaper Tote, Diaper Clutch, or Diaper Case
B) Give me ideas for a name of a “store”

Diaper (whatever I decide to call it...) Tote: $14.99

Large enough to hold 3 size 5 diapers, a wipes case, butt paste of your choice, and a disposable changing pad. Are you tired of finding scrunched up diapers at the bottom of your diaper bag, not being able to find the tube of butt paste, or just want to carry your supplies in something nicer than a Ziploc bag? When running into the restroom to change your precious little one, it's much easier to just carry in this clutch than lugging your entire diaper bag in and trying to find somewhere for it go, so as not to touch the floor! Dad's love this simple carrying case rather than carrying your diaper bag/purse and are more apt to change diapers in public!!

Examples of totes using my latest design. Each bag is top stitched and has a button closure.
Wipes Case: $9.99
Covered to coordinate with your diaper tote or just order it alone. It's easier to find in your bag and be the envy of all your friends at the park when you whip out your fancy wipes case. I use a standard size case that holds ~24 wipes. The top is padded and edges are covered with trim. The wipes case you receive will be new and full of wipes. (Scroll down on the blog to see examples of some wipes cases I've made. I have the fabric to make those two as well if you are interested: Plaid flannel and blue Hawaiian)

How it works....

Choose your fabrics....Choose 2 fabrics and specify which one you want on the outside and which one will be on the inside. I use button closures on my bags (because I like buttons!!) if you'd rather a Velcro closure, add $2 to total price and please specify in your order. Email me ( with what you want and I will provide you with an invoice. You can then either submit payment via paypal or check.

Cotton Fabrics:

Green w/ Dots, Purple w/ Dots

Brown Pinwheels w/ orange interior

Brown w/ Light Blues...Paisley, dots, circles, and flowers

Brown w/ Light Pinks....Circles, dots, flowers, butterflies, stripes

Corduroy Fabrics (exterior w/ cotton solid interior):Stripes...choose purple or navy interiorPaisley...choose purple or navy interior

Flowers....choose tan flower or navy flower as exterior. (Both will have a solid navy interior)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

My Timing's off...

I was talking to the lady at Joann's yesterday about my sewing. I can't figure out why my bobbin thread skips and bunches sometimes. I've thought maybe I've been doing something wrong or using the wrong type of needle. Sine I'm pretty much self taught, I have been frustrated trying to fix my errors. To my relief she said she thinks it has nothing to do with me (YEAH) and that the timing on my machine is off and I should take it in to the local guy to get serviced. I'm going to try to drop it off this week. Luckily I just got my backup machine back from my sister, so I'll set that up to try to get some stuff done. I promised a friend that I would make some things for her La Leche League fundraiser next week, so I need a working machine.

Sunday, October 5, 2008


I made this small blankie (~12X12) with star flannel fabric on one side and a pale blue start minkee fabric on the other. I really like how this turned out. I would've loved to have put a satin binding on it (instead of just topstitching), but for the life of me I can't make binding work correctly on the corners.
I really like this picture below because I feel like you can see how soft the minkee is.

Easy sew

I made these clothes separaters for a friend who is having baby girl soon. I used foam door hangers, black sharpie, # stencils, 3D foam stickers. After I finished I used scissors and cut a slit in the door knob part so it could slip onto the closet rod. On the reverse side of the early month ones, I made 2T, 3T, & 4T. I figure by the time she's done using the 0-3 and 3-6, she can turn them around and put them at the end of the closet for the bigger sizes. This is an easy project for a baby shower gift, I wish I had done this for myself in the beginning (I actually bought an extra set for to use in Kelsey's closet as well)

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Diaper tote gone wrong...

but put a better use. When I first started to change my pattern for my diaper tote, I followed someone's tutorial...which I followed incorrectly and resulted in a bag you couldn't really even put a diaper in (maybe a small one). I sewed some Velcro on and it's the perfect first aid kit bag for my diaper bag. Everything is easy to find in one place.......

In it I have wipes, neo-2-go, band aids, Tylenol, gauze, tape, alcohol wipes, after bite (for stings), tissues, tweezers, and a small pair of scissors.

High CHair Mat

Good thing this is just for our own use. I mismeasured the UF section, so I couldn't cut off the white outer edge, oh well!! Gotta make mistakes to learn. I used printed vinyl tablecloths and just cut it into squares and sewed it together to create the mat. Hubby and I went to both schools, so in order to keep peace in the house things for Kelsey represent both schools!!

Diaper cloths and wipes cases

I made these diaper cloths with a pre-fold, ribbon and quilt binding.

This wipes case is covered with a flannel fabric
This wipes case matches a diaper tote I made for my sister. (which I don't have a picture of)

Stroller Blanket

I made this blanket for a friend(Sarah, if you happen to come across this blog, it's for you!!! Well, really for Jackson). I used printed flannel on one side and a solid fleece on the other. I decided against the typical ties that are found on a stroller blanket, so that it can be used as a regular blanket as well. Instead, I put "taggie" loops down the side so it can be attached to the stroller with elastic of another piece of ribbon.

Things that were posted on my other blog....

Here's a link to my first diaper tote I made and wipes case

You can see all the raw edges (Since I don't own a serger I've since come up with a new pattern to solve that problem) This is the bag I use everyday, eventually I should prob make myself one of my new ones so it looks better!

This is super easy and there is a link to the tutorial I used in the post.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

A new blog....

So at the advice of my big sis (Thanks CP) I created a blog so I can showcase my sewing creations. I'm still learning to sew better, and as soon as I am 100% satisfied that everything is perfect, I may begin selling some of my stuff. For now, I use friends and family as my guinea pigs as I learn to get better. My idea when I do start selling things is to donate a portion of the proceeds to autism research, something that is close to my heart. So, stay tuned and every so often I will be posting pictures of what I have been creating in my little sewing closet!