Sunday, August 21, 2011

I'm still here...

It's been so long since I've posted. I'm so sorry! I've gone back to work part-time and over the summer it ended up being more like full-time. I was also a "single parent" with both kids since my hubby got a temp job out of state. This summer was crazy and hectic but we got a lot accomplished. Now that school is back in session for the kids and I'm getting my class schedule settled I can begin focusing on my shops again. I've just started retailing Clean B detergents. I've tried a lot of different kinds of detergents, both "momma made" and store bought. There are a lot of nice ones but none met my needs until Clean B. This stuff is wonderful! It's what I now use for all my laundry. I've got ridiculously hard water so I use the "super b" version but I don't need fabric softeners, color safe bleach or other additives. On rare occasions I do add an oxygen booster but it's not a necessity. When I first saw it I thought it was a bit pricey but it costs me less to use this since I don't need all the other additives and such. I've been using it since March and have only used store bought products when my Clean B was on backorder. There are literally over 100 scents to pick from so I have to decide which ones to carry in my Hyena Cart shop. I love really clean scents and personally used "Country Clothesline" or "Laundromat". I like scents like "baby powder" for diapers, although my son is getting a bit old for that now I think. Our clothes come out clean and smell wonderful plus a bonus is that our house smell nice too when the laundry is going. :) I have sample size bags listed too for those who'd like to try this without a big commitment. Have a wonderful weekend!! Suzanne W. :D

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Retro Owls One Size Infant/Toddler

I have to say, when I saw this print I was not impressed. I only bought 1 yard of it because I just wasn't sure about it. Can I say WOW!! I sews up into the cutest diapers and they would be appropriate for both girls and boys.
This diaper is in the Etsy shop. It was created using the Sprout Snap OS diaper pattern from and I really like it. The pattern is simple but has lots of adjustment so you can get newborns into it as well as your toddler.
I turned this one into a pocket diaper so an insert will be needed but the pattern would make a cute as an AIO or fitted diaper. Oooh, I think it would be a cute swim diaper or trainer too. What do you think?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The latest custom order

I just finished an order for an custom elementary sized diaper. I love doing these! Maybe that's because it's the size my son wears so I get a lot of ideas from these customs. I used the fall colors Ooga Booga, bamboo fleece, zorb and the softest dark chocolate brown Cuddle Dry microfleece I've ever felt. This diaper is so soft & squishy I almost kept it and made her another one, lol!
Just thought I'd share! I'm all caught up with custom orders so I've got several open slots right now for diapers, absorbent undies and g-tube pads on Etsy. If you don't see a custom listing for what you need just contact me and I'll set up one for you.
Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Freebie Fluff and more!!!

I've been invited to sponsor a diaper in a Facebook giveaway and I accepted! I'm having a great time meeting lots of new fans and seeing all the great items up for grabs. There are over 80 sponsors with freebies to give away.
I'm giving away a size 1 Rainy Days fitted diaper in KOI Ooga Booga. This fits newborn babies up until they are about 16-18 pounds. It includes 1 snap-in soaker too.
Facebook users go on over to Rumpsack Diapers and look in the photos for the rules and pictures of the items up for grabs! There are lots of wonderful items besides cloth diapers! Be sure to "like" the picture of the item(s) you'd like to be in the drawing for AND go to the item's creator's page and "like" them. Post a quick "thanks" on their page too!
Have FUN!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

I have a WINNER!

I have a Facebook contest WINNER! Kim R. Griggs is my 25th Facebook Fan. You are eligible for 10% & free shipping on anything in any of my shops. YAY!!

OK, that was so much fun I want to do it again, lol! I'm already offering free shipping for Earth Day. That promo runs from Sat 4/9 to Sat 4/23. Use the code EARTH2011 at checkout for your free shipping in both Etsy shops.

Post a comment here or on Facebook and tell me what kind of promo you would like to see. Would you prefer a percentage off, free shipping, a bonus item with a purchase, or is there something else you'd like? I love hearing from you all so comment away!!

Happy shopping!! :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Some new things up for grabs

I listed a few new infant diapers on Etsy recently. Rainy Days fitted diapers in size 1 which fits from 6 to 18 pounds. I really love the way these came out. Ooga Booga is a very popular print right now and great for boys or girls. I used the Primary, Koi and Bright colorways for these. They cotton knit outers, a hemp/cotton hidden layer, cotton velour inners and the snap-in doubler is 2 layers of hemp/cotton topped with cotton velour. Spoil that newborn bottom~your sweet little newborn deserves it!

These are so cute the original set has already sold! I have plenty left though and will be listing some custom slots for other colorways later today.

I am also listing custom slots on Hyena Cart for both sizes. There will be several new items for babies and big kids in that stocking! That stocking will be on Saturday April 16 and previews will be going up from now until then so stop by and see what's new. :)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Hyena Cart is OPEN!!

I finally got the time to re-open my Hyena Cart store. I've listed a few custom order slots for g-tube pads, elementary cloth diapers and nursing pads. I love doing custom orders but, until recently, I was just too busy. I'm so glad I can have the time to do a few again. Please take a few minutes to stop in and see what's new.
Thank you!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The "C" word strikes again...'s a horrible disease that does horrible things to people and their families. It has many forms and doesn't care who it hurts. It strikes without warning. It has done it again. I'm including links to 2 blogs with better details.

If you sew or know someone who does PLEASE, PLEASE consider purchasing a few patterns from Berritt's shops. I've used patterns from her for a while now...they are very clear and sew up beautifully. She has a wonderful selection of e-reader patterns and cute girls clothing. Beginners and experienced sewers can create beautiful items with her patterns.

Thank you so very much!

Shop for a Cause
This one isn't about us

Please hug your family and remember to count your blessings again tonight as I'm sure you already do. :)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Facebook "Likes"

I need more Facebook "Likes" to get my page where I want it to be so I've decided to do a promotion to encourage everyone to stop by and check it out.

I'm giving 10% off & free shipping to the 25th person to "Like" my page.

I'm also offering a 4 pack of g-tube pads or 1 infant fitted diaper when I reach 100 "Likes". So that's my incentive to get your friends and family to "Like" my page on Facebook. :)

Suzannes Special Kids on Facebook


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Here's my plan

Well, I've come to the decision that I'm really bored and need to sew and re-open my shops. It's really slow sewing right now so there will only be a few items added but I'm going to try to get things going again. I'm planning to re-open both shops on Monday 3/28. There won't be many items that use the serger unless they are already done because I'm not very good with my left foot yet. ;) I can, however, add a few cloth diapers and maybe some cloth wipes. We'll just see what road this takes me down.
I'm also re-opening the fabric shop. I think I can get fabrics cut now since I can prop my foot on a rolling desk chair so if you "sew your own" then please stop by and see what fabrics I can add to your collection.
I also want to sincerely thank you all for being so patient with this mess. I've learned to only walk 1 dog at a time and pay closer attention to the coon hound. (Yes, she ended up "walking" me which is how this all happened.)
Thank you all so much!! Have a wonderful evening!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Hmmmm...this just might work...for now anyway.

OK, I tried using the computerized machine yesterday to work on some baby things for a friend. It seems to work ok for me. It's REALLY slow going though. Plus I can barely reach the ironing board so I need to figure out a better way to do that. Otherwise this seems to be a do-able solution for now. Nothing fancy will happen but at least I can work on a few things over the next couple of weeks.

I'm hoping to finish up the things for my friend today & I'll post a few pics if I do). I also got a new pattern for infant diapers that I think will be really nice for her. 2 sizes, simple construction, super easy to use...perfect for someone who has never even seen cloth diapers. I figure she's planning on using disposables but it never hurts to have a few cloth for those moments when no one remembered to grab a pack of dipes at the store. Maybe I'll even get her to convert to atleast part-time cloth. After all, cloth bums on new babies are super sweet. ;)

I've got finals 3 days this week but only for 2-3 hrs each so hopefully I can work on my samples for the Overnight Solutions & get them mailed off. I just need to practice using my left foot to run the machine. This should be interesting, lol!

Happy Sunday everyone! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Oh my! It IS broken...

Well the MRI has put a huge delay in my plans. It turns out that I really did number on this poor foot. We thought that it was a severe sprain and a possible chipped bone on the outside of my ankle. It really is a severe sprain with a crush break on the Talus bone (that's the bone inside that the leg bones "rest" on in simple terms).

Now I'm completely non-weight bearing for another 4 weeks. This means no sewing, cutting, or anything with that foot. I'm not to put it on the ground pretty much.

I've decided it's time to get creative. I have a machine that will do basic sewing & embroidery that's computerized. It will run without a foot pedal. I'm planning on practicing that to get a nice product and maybe sewing some infant diapers. I'm working out how to do more g-tube pads and the Overnight Solutions since the serger isn't computerized.

I'm starting with some baby things for a friend who is expecting her first baby in early May. I'm attempting this over the weekend so I'll know soon if this will work or not. Wish me luck!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

"Down" time...

Well this foot injury is becoming more and more of a problem. It seems that the doctor isn't happy with the healing it's doing for the last 3 weeks and we're going to MRI it on Wednesday. If the MRI is ok then we start physical therapy and I will *possibly* get to start sewing a little. If the MRI isn't good then we'll be looking at surgery.

Personally, I just know it's going to be good ('cause I DON'T want surgery or the time off) so I'm cutting more g-tube pads and already have my samples cut to sew and send off for approval to license for Overnight Solutions. At this rate all the licensee slots will be filled and I'll be on the wait-list. *sigh*

At least finals are only on 2 days next week then I get a break from school for a week. See...there is a silver lining, lol!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

G-Tube pads galore!

It's so nice to get to sew. It's an amazing stress reliever for me. I finally finished a few different sets and got them listed.
2 different sports themes...

2 sets that are more feminine...

and a very nice and neutral set of beiges

It's nice to get something done that isn't for school or another doctor. Tomorrow I'm going to work on some more of those wonderful Overnight Solutions so I can get my samples sent off. After that I supposed I'd better go back to studying, lol.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Overnight Solutions Pictures!!

Once again I must say, I LOVE this pattern!

I just need to add snaps and sew up the absorbent center soakers!

Insert hidden soakers here. :)

And a pull on style just for fun!

What do you think? These do come in smaller sizes for todders but I'm only going to be doing size 5-14 if I get approved. ;) Cross your finger that she likes my work!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

I have a new favorite "undies" pattern for my special child!

Overnight Solutions!!
They are AWESOME!!! I love the options and the fit. They are so flexible too. With snaps, no snaps/pull up style, FOE waist & leg openings, fleece bands trimming out the waist & legs. Endless options if you sew! Licensees if you don't and yes I'm working on mine for the sizes 5-14.
Pictures of the ones I've finished will be up as soon as I figure out where the camera ran off to. (gotta love having kids some days, lol!)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Look what I've been doing...

Between being a full time student and a more than full time mom I haven't been sewing much....until this weekend! YAY!! I've got just a bit of finish work & photos left to do then I'll be adding 2 boy sets, 2 girl sets and 2 neutral sets of g-tube pads to the shop. If you look closely at the photo you can get a sneak peek at the patterns available too. ;)

A few diapers are next up!