Saturday, February 28, 2009

Custom Orders

I've decided that I don't post regularly enough so here's the plan. I'm going to set up posts for 1 or 2 times each week and I'll post pictures of things I've done during the week. Some times it will be a custom order other times just something I've decided to add to the shop. This will keep me busy (like I really need that ;D ) and everyone can see what's new in the shop.

This week I finished a custom order for 2 newborn and 6 large infant diapers. I'm not posting names for privacy sake (I'm big on HIPPA-even when it's not medically related).

I really like the way they came out and I hope the mamma who ordered them does too. She requested girl prints for the newest baby and boy for the the larges. I tried to get prints for the larges that are boy but still neutral enough for the girl later if needed. After all, one of the reasons we use cloth is to be able to diaper more than 1 child with them.

OK, now I've got to get the listing for the Etsy Cloth Diaper promo up so stay tuned for pics of that next....

Monday, February 23, 2009

KCK One Training Pants

I just completed the licensee paperwork and should be good to go in the next few days. If you've been to the shop don't worry...Boo's sick but we're home now so as soon as I get the last 2 custom orders out (in the next few days) I'm adding a few of these in different sizes. I'll be re-opening the shop tomorrow sometime.

Here's a few pictures so you can see what a SOPO (snap on pull off) looks like. They're really trim and I like the pocket in the back so an insert can be added if needed. I'm making these ready to go and custom so just let me know what your favorite combination is and we can get your order ready!

I used a cute dinosaur flannel inner on this one and PUL on the outside. Many thanks to ClothosSpindle on Etsy for the donated PUL-it's super cute with the dinosaurs!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

My new family blog!

I've decided to separate my work and family related posts so I'm starting another blog. It's been on my "to do" list for awhile but there never seems to be time. Today I just DID IT. :)
Now those of you who come here to see things relating to my Etsy shop no longer have to read about "what the kids did over the weekend" or "Gracie's latest Aspie issue". Seriously though I really want to let this be about what I can supply to help families like mine and keep our family stuff separate. Now let's just hope I can find the time to keep with both. For those who are interested in both I'm posting a link on the side bar for "My Quirky Family".

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Pull On Styles are coming!

I've had soooo many people want to know if I have pull on style "absorbent undies" that I've decided to get licensed for the new KCK One patterns. I'm ordering them this weekend and hope to put up a few ready mades as well as the custom slots in the next 2 weeks. They have snaps or hook & loop on the side seams for easy removal but still pull on & off if desired. I also just got some more PUL in pale yellow, light green and baby blue so I'm thinking they will make wonderful ready made waterproof undies. These also have an inner welt pocket so you can add more inserts for more absorbency if you'd like. They are really nice. I made a few for my son to use at school and I'm waiting to see if they like them better than the diaper shaped ones.

Another thought-I've decided that I really don't care for calling my larger sized undergarments "diapers". Regardless of whether or not they are shaped like them-it implies "baby" to most and disable people aren't babies. They are simply differently-abled. With this in mind you will see that I am in the process of rewording my listings to state something like "absorbent undies" instead of diapers. Even those with challenged minds still wish to be treated with respect. Bladder/bowel control issues should not be demeaning. :)
Now if life will continue to cooperate I can finish my custom orders and put up a few ready-made KCK's!
Have a great week everyone!
The binder is really working for me, just google "home management binder" and set up something like it for yourself. It really keeps you on track. ;)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Back to the binder

OK, I have once again become the most disorganized person! Everything is a mess and I can't take it. It hasn't helped that DH has been laid off for 2 months and DD & DS are out of school due to snow for the last week.
I've decided to go back to using a homemanagement binder. I started using one early last year and once I got started it was WONDERFUL! Things got done and I wasn't overwhelmed every day. Well, too many trips to the hospital and laziness on my part (yes, I admit it-I got lazy!) and now it's all a mess again. I need a simple system that anyone can fall into my shoes can follow. I found an e-book for under $9 that got me started. I tweeked it for me & life was much simpler. I've seen it put into a card file instead of a large binder and that was really cool too but it would be lost in our house-guaranteed.
I spent last night with the old binder out going thru all of what I had and deciding what will & what won't still work. It wasn't as hard as I thought. Most things just needed updates for our current needs. I don't use all of the sections in the e-book since some don't apply but they are a reaaly nice staring point. I have also begun researching other types of checklists for cleaning. I need something to keep me on the right track and there are so many great ideas out there.
I find my creativity goes out the window when I get stressed. A messy house is STRESS. Now it's probably gonna take me a few weeks to fix this mess but I've learned to not try to do it all in a day or two. It didn't happen that way & I can't fix it that fast. Don't think I haven't tried-it never happens and I get too frazzled.
I got my e-book from
It's a great starting point and she's got a lot of information about making this "yours". I have the previous version but it's been updated now and I'm thinking about getting the newer version because it's that good. also have some great checklists and ideas to incorporate into this. Just remember it will never be "finished". It should evolve as you do, parts will come and go as needed or not used. My challenge was to tweek it for a special needs family-try one of these if you find yourself feeling scattered. It doesn't have to be a binder, the card box is one of several options that take up very little space. I like the idea of having a 31 daybox and just rotating out the day as needed. Pretty nice way to keep track of things, huh. Good luck and God bless!

CPSIA is delayed!

CPSIA legislation is delayed until 2010. Thankfully we have been given a reprieve. I know all the WAHP (work at home people) want our kids safe-which is why we do this. We are compliant with no lead containing fabrics and such. Now they are going to take the time to clarify what has to be tested and what is exempt. I am all for legislation like this if it is implemented PROPERLY and THOUGHTFULLY. It looks like now Congress will take the time to really look at what they need to accomplish and how to best do that without putting thousands of people out of work in the process. Thanks you Lord!