Friday, March 28, 2008

Wanna Play?

Here's how it works....I'm participating in a Pay It Forward with Sugarbug ! She will be making and sending a box of handmade goodies to the first three of us who responded to her post about participating and in return I will be doing the same!
So...if your interested in participating....and yes that means you promise to feature this Pay-It-Forward on your own blog and keep it going....just be one of the first three people to leave a comment! Oh..and be sure to leave your blog address so I can try and get a sense of what kind of fun things I should send.
I'm not sure what lovely goodies I'll be creating (that's half the fun) and I won't promise to have them in the mail next week (I do have kids you know) but I do promise that they'll be fun and they will be mailed in a reasonable time frame!


Thursday, March 20, 2008

Wrap this up....

We all know that our babies are happiest when we keep them close! Well, you don't have to be decked out in fabric from head to toe to keep them wrapped up and comfy. These wraps are so adorable and look so comfortable mom and baby! Check out their website for lots of pictures and wearing information AND be sure to visit the blog for a great giveaway!
Be sure to check out the testimonials page for lots of great opinions from other mommies:
("Oh my... I always have my Sleepy Wrap on! Right now Jozko is sleeping on me. They really love it, I don't understand how they can be all scrunched up in here, while I walk around with them, clean up and they sleep like an angels, but if I put them in their crib, they cry.")
-Michaela O., mother of twin boys Jozko and Tomas, Bratislava, Slovakia (March 8th, 2008 -Email
Well....of course I'll be partial to any and all comments from twin mommies who are still able to "wear" their babies!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Color Swatches

Zwei Baby Fabric Choices
For someone with a true, ok...more like compulsive, love of fabrics it has really been difficult to narrow down the choices!

Color Choices (listed from left to right, top to bottom)
Spring Stripe
Dandy Dot
Dandy Damask
Cotton Dot
Grass Stripe

A girl can only be expected to hold back her fabric addition for so long, so ..... occasionally you'll find items in the shop in new fabrics that will be limited in production!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Ohh, that's what do you do with it?

Interesting question! Now that the Play Dots are making the rounds and there's quite a few available in the shop...I'm getting that question ALOT!

So here's my answer:

Well...if you have new little ones they are great for:

changing mat
pretty background for "just one more picture"
tummy time
a comfy place to lay on hardwood floors
burp cloth
nursing cover
fashionable spot to lay/sit at playgroup

And as they get a little older:
Mommy and Me Class
Baby Yoga
Tablecloth (for a picnic, restaurant or anywhere else you don't want food to "touch" the table!
Provides a clean spot to sit down ..... anywhere!
....still a nice blanket
drop cloth for messy eaters

so you see... there really isn't a simple answer! It's fun to come up with new ways to use it.
Do you have your Play Dot yet?

Sneak Peek....

Thank you again to everyone who left a comment about the new Zwei Diaper Bag design! I've been a little obsessed over it since the contest and after lots (and lots) of sorting through comments, sketching and sewing, it's almost ready!
The pictures here are from the first sample bag (I really love the green, may have to keep it for myself) and while there are still some tweaks to be made, I'm really happy with it.
I love the the solid cotton twill for the outside (makes it a little more hubby friendly) and will probably use this khaki along with chocolate brown and grey for exterior color choices.
I also like using the little bits of pattern on the outside to "hint" at what you'll find for the lining!
There are lots of pockets, a key fob, elastic bottle/sippy holder as well as an additional elastic holder for a rolled changing pad that will be available seperately!
The back of the bag has a large pocket for holding a magazine, coloring books, etc!

Now, I just need to make the final changes and get them sewn! I hope to have a few in the shop
in the coming weeks!

Monday, March 10, 2008

New in the shop....

NEW Sherbert Play Dots are now available!
This pattern is so fresh and perfect for spring. It is backed with a coordinating stripe of red, pink and orange. I'll be adding matching Crib Quilts, Bibs and Burpee Bundles this week. You can find them here!

Friday, March 7, 2008

There's a new tag in town....

and I just think they are adorable! Since the shop has recently undergone a name and design change, I've had to start ordering new tags, labels, business cards etc. I've done lots of looking, trying to find just the right person to order from and a couple of weeks ago I came across Max & Bella, an adorable shop I found on Etsy. I placed a small order for a few hangtags, hoping that I would love them! Well...they arrived today and I am so happy. I'll be back in her shop soon for lots more!
If you're on the prowl for really cool tags, stickers and so much more be sure to stop by her shop!

Hungry Hippos

Who doesn't love a hungry hippo? Perfect for spring in bright, cheery colors these hippos are packaged and ready to ship! You can find them in the Etsy Shop!
They'll be available soon in a pretty red/pink combo too!

Monday, March 3, 2008

And the winner is..........

It's drawing day for the new Zwei Diaper Bag winner so... here we go....

Mixing and stirring........

and the winner is: Brandon & April!!

Congratulations Brandon & April, you've won a new Zwei Baby Diaper Bag! (insert lots of applause here) Please email me at so we can discuss the details of your bag!

A big, big thank you to everyone who left a comment about the new Zwei Diaper Bag! I am working diligently to put together the details of the bag and hope to be offering them in the Etsy Shop within the month!

***disclaimer*** Just in case you noticed that the hand in the picture doesn't much look like the hand of a three year old...both of my boys have been sick all weekend and weren't really up for the pressure of drawing a winner today! A mother's work is never done!!