Thursday, December 11, 2008

Closing this blog....

I'm going to be closing down this blog. Meaning I will no longer be updating it...not like I was anyways. LOL

All Snowflakes announcements will be made through my regular blog which can be found here:
http://mrsmissymuffet.blogspot.com/

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Friday, November 7, 2008

New Fabric

Four new fabrics arrived yesterday.

Fly By Day
#58

Earth Dots
#57

2D Zoo in Blue
#56

an Amy Butler print
#55

Link to see all available fabrics: FABRIC GALLERY

A round of updates....

I've been busy sewing and being a mommy that I haven't had the time to blog. I need to make time as I really do enjoy keeping everyone updated on what is going on with my business.

Here's a few pics to hold you over until the next update....

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Ben

A pic of my son Ben in an appliqued prefold.

His hero is Elmo and since he isn't paying me (except in kisses of course) I gave in and made him an Elmo diaper.

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I will NOT be selling copywrited designs....so please do not ask me to.
~ Melissa

Bibs for a trade.

I traded 3 bibs for an adorable recycled wool soaker.
Here's a peek at them.....
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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A label close-up.

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I've been putting them on everything. Even Garrett's "Uglies" are getting labels.

New Fabric

They just arrived yesterday.
I'll add pics to the fabric gallery asap.
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Pirates & Dalmatians

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Labels

Snowflakes now have woven labels.
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Monday, August 11, 2008

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Snowflakes Updates

I'm going to be moving around my inventory today so if you see something you like and it disappears....check my other site. I'm also going to be working on better pictures and descriptions for everything so it may take me a few days to get everything re-listed.

From now on I'm going to be stocking mostly appliqued items on Hyena Cart and keep everything else on Etsy so it reaches a bigger audience. I will be stocking a handful of appliqued bibs and burp cloths on Hyena Cart next Tuesday.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Totally FREE bib lottery!

It started today and ends August 5th.

LINK: Bib Lottery

Snowflakes on the road!

Snowflakes went offline and on the road today.

We had a table at the Woolwich Day's craft fair and did much better than I would have ever imagined. For the size of the crowd and the specific audience of our product lines we did really well. It was fun meeting local moms/grandmothers and talking cloth diapers. The boys were great all day and I had lots of help from my mother and father to make the day a great success.

While there my mom and I daydreamed about our plans for this holiday season. I'd really love to get a table at a few local craft fairs. I guess with Christmas less than 5 months away I should get on that.

Thank you to everyone who purchased and stopped by to see us.

~ Melissa R.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Craft Fair.

I'm getting ready for my first craft fair. Which means my online stocking/listings have come to a halt. Please convo me through Etsy or email me through my blog if you are interested in a custom order. I have 2 slots available with another one opening up later this week.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Busy week + holiday =

Not much new at the stocking. I had hoped to do a few more appliqued items but....time just ran out.

I am going to take next week off and re-stock in two weeks. I'll leave what is up now until then.

Thank you for your support!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Why prefolds? Why wovens? Why pins?

Three questions I get asked often:

Why prefolds?

Although I love fitteds...I will never have enough money to afford a stash big enough to use only fitteds (the ones I prefer are in the $22-35 range). Prefolds do the same job at a fraction of the cost. So why do I sell expensive prefolds? Because even prefold loving moms want cuteness and color too. I have a love of fabric and a love of prefolds....selling embellished prefolds is not only something I know how to make well....but something I use.

Why wovens?

Why do I use woven fabric when knits are "hot" in the cloth diapering world.....because I prefer the prints I find on wovens AND the fact that they look newer longer. If I'm going to sell a pretty diaper....I want it to stay pretty. Not look faded and worn after the first 10 washes. Yes wovens do fade but not as fast as knits do. Ribbed knits especially drive me nuts...when they get pulled and it makes lines in the design...not cute. Especially when you're paying $30+ for the diaper.

Why pins?

I love snappi's too but if you're going to use cute prefolds coverless...it is safer to pin. Even snappi warns on it's packaging to cover the snappi so the child is not injured by it. Snappi's (like all rubber bands) wear out and break/snap on occasion. I've had a snappi break...but never a pin. Pinning is easy but it does take a bit of practice on a non-wiggly baby. I practiced on a teddy bear until I felt comfortable to pin regularly on my boys. I pin most of the time now since it's summer and we're coverless almost all day long.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Uploading as I sew....

I'm going to be uploading previews for next Tuesday's stocking as I sew.

Tonight's project was this.....

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Next Stocking: July 8th

I put up some previews already for next week's HC stocking. I marked down a bunch of stuff I have in-stock to hopefully make room for new. I'm running out of storage space.

I'll be listing a couple custom slots, a couple appliqued prefolds and will also be launching the Snowflakes Burp Cloth line.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Previews are UP!

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http://www.hyenacart.com/snowflakes

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Prefold Testers

Your surprise free gifts were completed today. I'm getting them packaged up and they will be in the mail as soon as possible.

Thank you again to eveyone who returned the surverys! Your help is very much appreciated.

Getting ready for Tuesday.

I'm stocking at a new time on Tuesday, 10AM EDT. I know it's early for you west coasters...but waiting all day for the 7PM stocking was horrible for my nerves. I just sat around worrying all day long.

I put up a FFS lottery already and one more FFS lottery will be added on Tuesday.

Burp Cloth Testers

Are done and will all be in the mail on Monday.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Previews are up!

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Busy busy busy...

I hope to have tomorrow's HC previews up tonight, but it might not be until tomorrow morning. I'm plugging away...one diaper/burp cloth at a time.

I'll update the customs list tonight too.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Etsy Mini

...scroll allllllll the way down to the bottom to check it out! :-D

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Snowflakes is expanding.

Snowflakes is growing!

We are going to be offering other baby items along with our diapers.

I've got a round of burp cloth testers up and running and there will be appliqued shirts and lovey's to be tested in the future. Keep checking back for updates!

Wellllll............

I'm changing my mind. :-D About the 24th stocking. It was going to be "Beach" themed...but I can't find the fabric I need (a cute palm tree print) so I'm going to just do a small stocking that day and concentrate on some customs.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

June 24th Theme Stocking: Hint #1

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Change Of Plans

The diaper I made last night is not going to go on Etsy after all. I'm going to save it for my next Hyena Cart stocking. I'm going to do a theme stocking. I'll be dropping clues throughout the next few days as to what the theme will be. The theme will be unveiled on the 17th.

As far as Etsy goes....I'm not sure what to stock there. I need to put more thought into it I guess.

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Friday, June 13, 2008

Hyena Cart and Etsy Updates

All previews are up and I finally added the last FFS Lottery.

I have a few prefolds left and I picked up some new fabric yesterday. I am going to try and get those sewn up and listed on Etsy this weekend.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

A day behind.

A little thief snatched the memory card out of the front of my computer yesterday so I'm a day behind on preview pictures. I should be caught up this evening.

I'll be listing another FFS lottery on Hyena Cart tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I'm on a roll now!

I completed 3 more prefolds this evening. Two overnight Snowflakes (just wait to you see those!!) and one appliqued with a cherry. I'll be taking pics and posting previews of them tomorrow.

Apple on Etsy

I listed an apple appliqued prefold for sale on Etsy.
CLICK HERE FOR LINK
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Working on more previews.

I completed 3 appliqued diapers last night. My job for today is to get them up on Hyena Cart for previews. I might even list one of them on Etsy. It's a second that pains me. The applique came out perfect but I sewed the matching print panel on upside down. Oops!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

My secret is out....

I'm the biggest dork in the world.
I took a screen shot of this....
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Go ahead and laugh...I'm right there lmao with you. *blush*

Hyena Cart Previews

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Friday, June 6, 2008

Apples & Pears

A custom order
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and one for Garrett
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Appliques are sewn onto a layer of bamboo velour and then seemed with coordinating print woven. Makes for one super cute and super absorbent prefold.

Hyena Cart Update

I will be loading preview pictures for two FFS (free for shipping) Lotteries that will be stocking tomorrow morning at 7AM.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

I've been hard at work....

...getting ready for my Hyena Cart stocking. I'm thinking about moving the date up to the 7th. Yep, I'm getting that close to being ready!

Here's a sneak peek at some of what will be available....
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Friday, May 30, 2008

Thank you!

My sewing machine stopped sewing. Thankfully my mom knew a wonderful seamstress named Susan and she was able to fix it for me! Thank you so much Susan!

I will be sewing my little heart out today and hopefully get to take pics and previews up on hyena cart before Monday.

Thank you to all the tester moms from diaperswappers.com. I truly appreciate your help and look forward to getting your surveys back in the mail.

Friday, May 23, 2008

A quote:

“Love what you do. Believe in your instincts. And you'd better be able to pick yourself up and brush yourself off every day.”

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Fun picture...before and after...

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Etsy preview...

All of these will be stocking on Etsy as soon as I get pics taken and descriptions written up.
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One orange edge, five red edge, and two brown edge.

New Fabrics!!

More to come......
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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Hyena Cart

I'm working on getting the store set up so don't be surprised if it looks different everytime you refresh the page. LOL I keep changing things around and still have to figure out how to put items into stock.

June 17th?

Does that sound good? I'm thinking my parents 30th Wedding Anniversary would be a perfect day to go live with my Hyena Cart.

I dyed up a bunch of prefolds last night and matched up what fabrics I want to go with them this morning. I will be pinning and sewing them up later tonight. My goal is to have a dozen to stock on the 17th and have enough left so I can offer up a custom slot or two.

If you have any suggestions or requests for fabrics please add it in the comments section of this post and I will certainly listen. :-)

Minor set back.

Green Mountain Diapers does not endorse the dying of their prefold diapers.

I emailed them to see if I could include a link to their site for sizing purposes and was asked not to because they do not endorse dying of prefolds.

I will be researching more the effects of dyed diapers but after my first stocking on Hyena Cart...all GMD prefolds will be sold undyed. I dyed quite a few last night so what I stock (most likely on June 17th) will be IT for dyed GMD's.

I am looking into other vendors to satisfy the dyed prefold niche as I love dyed prefolds and plan to continue offering them. I will continue to dye my boys diapers until I find evidence that shows me that it is in-fact harmful.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Prefolds are in!!

The Green Mountain Diapers prefolds have arrived!! They are prepping in the wash as I type. I hope to dye up a few of the reds, embellish them, and get them stocking on Etsy by Friday. Wish me luck!

Thank you to my loving hubby, parents, and sister for supporting me in this adventure. I couldn't do this without your support! XOXO

Monday, May 19, 2008

We're OPEN!!

I put two prefolds into stock today on my Etsy. I took a screen shot to remember it by. LOL
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A little blinkie I made and added to my siggy on diaperswappers.com...
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May 19th, 2008

I got a lot of sewing done today thanks for Abbie's help with the boys.

Here are some shots of what got done...
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