Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Spotlighting Whiffy Bean Bags

So it's been a little bit since I profiled a WAHM, but I'm back at it. I've heard a lot about Whiffy Bean Bags on the Hyena Cart forums, but I've never actually looked into what they are. Whiffy Bean Bags are scented sachets in cute fabrics that double as bean bags. What a great idea!

Leah, the WAHM behind Whiffy Bean Bags, also sells Whiffy See-Its. Whiffy See-It's look like a pillow with a see through window and, inside the pillow are a number of small items that children can look for. The pellets inside the pillow are clear and scented. I am desperately seeking toys for quiet time for my oldest daughter who doesn't nap anymore. I think my oldest dd would love one of these and I think they'd make great gifts!

Leah makes a number of other great products. To learn more, check out Leah's blog here! Whiffy Bean Bags is also on Hyena Cart, where she sells WAHM samples.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

play food

Last week, I traded with Jennifer of Scent-sory Creations. In exchange for 2 16oz. salt and sugar scrubs, I sent her some play food. I tried her salt scrub last night and I loved it! It was very moisturizing, relaxing, and smelled wonderful!

I started making play food in December for my daughters for Christmas. We were very concerned this year about minimizing the number of plastic toys our children received for Christmas. We bought them a wooden storefront for Christmas, as well as a wooden cash restiger (that's how my daughter pronounces it!), and I made them a bunch of food to stock their store with.

So these are some of what I sent Jennifer for her son. My girls love their coffee cups, because they know how much I love coffee and we like to play Dunkin' Donuts! I hope Jennifer's son likes his too. I hope to start carrying these in my store soon.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

$HC auction starts on Tuesday

I've decided to start offering knits at Pumpkin Pie Baby because a lot of people prefer knit to crochet and I personally enjoy both knitting and crocheting. Plus, I like how differently yarns look knitted or crocheted, and I like the option of offering both.

Back in November, I traded with Burgh Baby Gear for 2 skeins of her "Cherry Tart" colorway. I used 1 skein to knit up these capris:

I'm happy with how they came out, but they've got little imperfections that keep me from wanting to offer them at full price. Which brings me to my first ever $HC auction. Starting on Tuesday, I'll be putting these capris up for $HC auction. The winner can use up to 100% $HC. If they don't have a lot of $HC, they can always use $HC to pay part of the winning bid and contribute paypal toward the rest.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Spotlighting The Felted Sheep

So I have a problem with yarn. My problem is that I have a very difficult time not buying yarn, even when I know I have more than enough to keep me knitting and crocheting for months. I'd love to try an experiment where I don't buy anything until I've used up every last bit I have, but I wouldn't make it, so I won't try.

I'm bringing up my problem because I've just discovered The Felted Sheep. The Felted Sheep offers felted items, including hand bags, but also handspun and dyed yarns. And these yarns are absolutely gorgeous! This yarn reminds me of a shiny, delicious granny smith apple.

The Felted Sheep is on both Etsy and Hyena Cart. Right now, she's got her handspun yarns listed on her Etsy shop, and if I just had some extra money right now...

Here is some roving she's got available. What I find really interesting is that if you like some roving but don't know how to spin, she'll spin it for you!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Spotlighting The Enchanted Nursery

Next up in our focus on other WAHMs is The Enchanted Nursery. Her newest product is a Night Owls wool All In Two. It's a trim fitting wool diaper for nighttime use. Trim fitting is important! When I've cloth diapered my daughter at night, she's been so heavily layered in cloth that she looks like Ralphie's little brother in A Christmas Story.

Here's a picture of one:

As I was reading her blog, I realized that she designed her own banner and logo for her Night Owls. I had seen her banner running on Hyena Cart, and I remember thinking how nice it looked. So not only is this mama talented at making diapers, but she also does nice design work! Here's the logo she came up with:

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Spotlighting The Cloth Canoe

As part of a way to highlight other Hyena Cart stores, several of us with blogs will be spotlighting other WAHMs (work at home moms).

Genevieve at The Cloth Canoe offers fitteds and AIOs. Her diapers are turned and topstiched and feature side snaps. She just began offering minkee bamboo velour prefolds this week. She stocked this prefold this week at the Wonderful World congo but, not surprisingly, she's all sold out!

Her Twilight Canoe fitteds are night time fitteds and are all organic. Starting in February, all of her fitteds will contain hidden layers of organic bamboo cotton fleece only. Here's a picture of my favorite fitted from her gallery:

Check out The Cloth Canoe on her Hyena Cart, at the Wonderful World Congo, or on her blog. These are gorgeous diapers...get yourself some when you can!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

adding knitted longies!

I love to knit, and I love new projects, so I'm adding knit longies! This is the first pair that I'm selling below and I'm really happy with them. They were knit with the "Alice" colorway by Three Irish Girls. The colorway is on beautiful lindon merino. It's so soft that it's easy to think that you're knitting with cotton and not wool. It's also heavier than your typical worsted weight wool so it's just a pleasure to work with. I used the Belladonna Designs pattern for the longies. These longies go on sale Friday, January 4th, on the BnB congo on Hyena Cart.

alice web size

I've also crocheted a matching tea cup. I would have made two, but I ran out of yarn.


I know some people prefer the look of knit to crochet, but this colorway looks gorgeous both ways!


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