Friday, November 03, 2006

I'm back!

I know all of you have been breathlessly waiting for my next post (just kidding). My camera took a trip to New Mexico so I have been unable to keep you all posted on all my crafty things. Lots of knitting has been happening, mostly the endless baby blanket, Rebecca sweater (pictures later), but the main focus has been sewing things for Robby. The deadline is fast approaching! Only 5 weeks left, eep! I've also discovered a new hobby, (I need another hobby like a hole in the head). First, this is the stash of cloth diapers I've sewn up so far. See the little T-shaped thingy? That is a Snappi. It's what I will use to hold the diaper closed, which eliminates the need for pins. I have 9 more I'm working on for a total of 24 fitted diapers, then I'm going to order some prefolds online. I also am waiting for a fabric order, polyurethane laminate fabric, which is basically fabric with a plastic coating on one side to make a waterproof barrier. I'm going to take that, line it with some of this cute fabric, sew foldover elastic binding around the edges, and velcro tabs to make diaper covers! Those covers will go over the fitted cloth diapers I made to prevent leaks. I also finished a baby sling made out of this beautiful black linen, but I can't seem to find it to take a picture of it. I'll post that later. And finally, I have discovered beading! I made a bunch of earrings to bring to a shower some good friends were throwing for me, and I had a few leftover (darn!). I'm tossing around the idea of making a bunch of them and maybe selling them online on an Etsy shop or something. They wouldn't be expensive, maybr $5-$20 dollars a pair depending on the types of beads used. I found a great online bead supplier that sells natural stones like opal, citrine, tigereye, turquoise, freshwater pearls, some really beautiful stuff. What do you guys think? I checked out a bunch of books on the library on beading to improve my technique. Is buying earrings online something you guys would be interested in? Or is the market too saturated already? Does the price range sound reasonable? I know you can get earrings at Wal-Mart or Claire's and shops like that, do you guys typically buy earrings from big chains or local suppliers? Feel free to comment, this is my market research.


Julie said...

I'm really impressed with your diaper making! What a lucky little baby.

As for the earrings, I think Esty is a good idea. I would prefer to buy my earring and such from individuals rather than big chain stores and I think your prices are good. You might also consider making some stitch markers with the beads. I've been kind of playing around with those; they're fun.

Julie said...

oops, I mean Etsy :)

Tina said...

It's so nice to see someone else sewing diapers! So far I've only made one, but then again, I have almost 7 more weeks, so I'm in no hurry :)

I wonder what pattern you use, and where you buy your fabric? It looks great! Is there an internet supplier that ships internationally?

Jo said...

i would wear some fun earrings! i think that selling them on etsy is a good idea!