ANNND we’re off!

Well almost anyway. We have finally decided on a name for our Hyena Cart! I have size labels coming my way, as well as some poly mailers. I have a few testers that are being send out today, and I just realized that we will need some business cards. Whew! Things for the most part are falling into place. I am still working on some other things to stock as well, and perfecting patterns. It’s all very exciting!

Published in: on November 16, 2007 at 5:21 pm  Comments (1)  


I have been looking for a new diaper pattern and found a really great one! I hate making my own patterns, and wasting fabric trying to get it just right. I found this one and it’s for a fitted one size diaper that you are supposed to be able to use from small to toddler. We still have to fold it down a bit, so I have a feeling that we will be able to use this one for a while. Plus I love the fact that you can stuff it with whatever you want! I want to try and get some organic velour and make a SUPER yummy one! Here’s the link to the pattern:

Here is how they turned out. The jungle baby one I made a little smaller through the crotch, but it’s a little hard to stuff, so I made the purple owl one wider. I also used different elastic in them, and I like the knit one a lot better. Much easier to work with. Anywho here they are in all their one-size glory!

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Oh and just for the heck of it here’s Lilli modeling her dip dyed Llamajamas! I am in LURVE with these, and she never wants to take them off. Yes, those are post its on her head. Yes, I know she’s a weirdo.

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Published in: on November 10, 2007 at 8:27 am  Comments (3)  

Ho, Ho, Ho?

As in already? I drove past the first Christmas tree stand, and I had to do a double take. That was fast. Target already has all there Christmas stuff up! I’m actually really excited. last year, Ryan was just starting out at his job so things were a little tight. This year, since I am temping for my sister, I have already made all my Christmas money! STOKED! I can’t wait to go shopping. I am still working on what I would like to get everyone.

Poor Lilli has croup. I broke out the nebulizer, and so far she hasn’t gotten that horrible cough. She just sounds weezy. She needed a new humidifier and i couldn’t find the one at Walmart. So I went to good old Target! I was torn between the Hello Kitty with the night light and the one I originally came in to buy. In the end, Hello Kitty lost out to the built in air purifier.

Anna had her pony party today. Kaleb had a BLAST. He even rode one. I asked him if he wanted to have a pony party too, but he is still stuck on his Seattle party. I still don’t know what I am going to do for it though. Plus the cake needs to be designed.

I have also been busy crafting. I decided to switch Lilli over to cloth wipes since her last ped appt. All those awful diaper rashes from the sposies left some damage that I had never thought could happen. Anyway all cloth for her. I got some really cute ones off of HC, and have been making some of my own. I am thinking about making some mama pads for me. I have some yummy fleece and scraps of flannel left over from some diapers. Pictures to follow when I finish.

Published in: on November 5, 2007 at 6:13 am  Leave a Comment  


Well I have pretty much gotten the house under control for our guests coming in tonight. I am getting off work early to finish any last minute things. Hopefully with working, and not being in the house all the time it will stay kept up. Plus with our big purge, there is less stuff to worry about.

Last night Ryan called to tell me that a guy he works with just got married. He would like me to make him a scrapbook for his wife for Christmas! I think it’s incredibly sweet. I asked about how many photos he has to try and get a ball park range for the book, and the response was a little overwhelming. 12 rolls of film. I don’t even know how many exposures are on film anymore, but I do know that we are talking about a HUGE amount of pictures. I know that all won’t be used, but it was still a little staggering. I couldn’t really think about it last night, hopefully after the company leaves I can sit down and figure it out.

I FINALLY made Lilli’s doctors appointment. I love our pediatrician office, because they do well baby check ups on Saturday. The down side? My ped. decided to be a stay at home mom, so I have to go about interviewing. Sigh. We really liked her, and she supported our vaxing decisions. I’m happy for her though, but she will be missed.

Hopefully this weekend I can take the pictures of some of my Happy Heiny’s so that I can put them up on FSOT. We are simplifying our stash, yet again. I am going to have my prefolds and covers. My Fuzzi Bunz. Some assorted fitteds. I am going to be selling a lot of my fitteds and all in ones as well.

This is all going to fund MORE FB for us. As well as some Sugar Plum Babies, which has become out night time solution. Once again, I, Laini should have listened to Tiana. We really love them. I am also trying to curb my wool addiction. I had put all of them on the back burner until I could find a wash solution, that didn’t make me have an asthma attack. Solution found on Ebay. It’s free of anything! I can’t wait till it comes and I can give it a proper review.

I am also waiting for some Dawn to arrive. The Mom Blogs ( you can see the pink link at the top of my page) has a few hundred people testing out Dawn, and we get a FULL size sample to test!

Well off to get everyone ready to head out!

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We have Ryan’s mom and aunt coming in on Friday night and my house looks like it turned itself upside down. I actually think that my mess is breeding and making little mess babies. I don’t have actual proof, but I’m sure I can find some. I have been working on it though, but with working during the day now it seems like I am not getting very far. On the plus side I only have two rooms left, a HUGE box of clothes to donate, and a SURPRISE pile to send off to Ashley! I can’t way what it is since you read my blog!

OMG I just saw a preview for Grey’s Anatomy tomorrow, and I’m SO excited! I saw it last week after the show, but I can barely remember what a did last.

I cleaned up the dining/sewing room, and I have SO many projects that I am itching to get done. I keep telling my self that I am going to make some things to stock a HC or put up on Etsy, but I fall in love with whatever I am making. Needless to say, Lilli has a lot of really cute wool, painted tees, embellished pre folds, tie dye, and so one.

Well I am off to pick up a little more! Wish me luck!

Published in: on October 25, 2007 at 5:07 am  Leave a Comment  

Show off!

Well I finished four prefolds last night and I love how they turned out. I would have showed hem off last night, but I barely got the last stitch finished when I started falling asleep at the machine. I was trying to stay awake until Ryan got home, since he was going to be home around 2 am. Sadly I couldn’t make it.

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I had originally planned on using a green diaper with the trees, but I had thrown the fabric down next to the machine and it landed on a blue one that was waiting to be embellished. Funny how things work out like that! I love how it came out, and it’s one of my favorites.

All in all I like working with flannel on the diapers. Since the diapers don’t have much stretch to them, it’s easier to work with a fabric that doesn’t have a lot of stretch to it as well. The fleece on the other ones had a little more stretch than I was used to.

Well I am off to pack away more summer clothes, and to clean up the house a bit. We have company coming soon!

Published in: on October 6, 2007 at 8:07 pm  Comments (2)  


I have been dye crazy tonight. The kiddos are in bed and I get to do some crafts. I bought some prefolds and fabric, with every intent of embellishing. I started with some tights for Isabelle. I was wondering if I could pull off tie dying tights and socks. This was the answer.

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FANTASTIC! I want some for me. I want to try and get a rainbow affect next time. I wonder how those great professional tie dyers do it. While I blog, this is what I have waiting for me in the sink. Crappy picture, but I can’t wait until these are done, so I can embellish them with the great fleece I got.

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Well off to stir the diapers and I promise to get pictures up after all is said and done!
Published in: on October 6, 2007 at 6:02 am  Comments (2)