Friday, October 28, 2011
Also, sometime in December he will be transferring out here to Virginia and we will all actually live under the same roof for the first time in about 18 months. I am ready. That is an understatement. I have been ready for about a year.
Also, My store opens TUESDAY! I am also SO excited about that too. All of my hard work is paying off and I have tons of listings. I think I will keep an on going stock right now and if I get popular, I will do a weekly/bi-weekly stocking to get people excited!
I have a few last minute touch up household things to get done before the big day...plus I have to sleep....maybe!
Sunday, October 16, 2011
15 days until my hyena cart store opens!!!!! I am slowly but surly getting things made So far I have 12 or so listings. These boys of mine are becoming very needy during the day so I can't normally work until after 7pm or so and I have been staying up rather late to get anything done. I am tired right now.
I am having some reservations about how things are going to sell. We will see though. I have put my heart and soul into this and I would hate to fail. But, I was approached by a cloth diapering blogger about being featured in a December event that would create traffic to my facebook page as well as her doing a giveaway/review of my diapers. I am awfully excited by this opportunity and am quite excited about it. I hope it pans out and helps me start out strong. I can't afford to fail....I won't fail!
Oh and my baby is 5 months old (yesterday). He has two.2.dos teeth. Where has the time gone? My husband is not going to know who these kids are when he comes home. When he left we had 2 (ages 2 and 8 months). Now we have 3(ages 4, 22 months and 5 months). I am so ready. Can you tell?
I have sewing to do. Peace.love.whatever comes next
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Still in double digits as far as I know...could be shorter, could be longer. It looks like we will be staying in Virginia for a few more years, YAY! Things are coming together!
I got everything I needed to do as far as the federal government and the IRS. I also accomplished everything I needed to for the state. Now, all I have left is to apply for a business license, doing business as, and using my house as my business papers with the county.
My hyena cart shop is being worked on and is looking beautiful! I am oh so excited. I ordered insert fabric as well as PUL to make pockets from. I need this stuff to get here asap so I don't have to be running around at the end of the month trying to get everything done to open November 1st.
Tonight I wrote my policies, care instructions and my about us pages on my store site as well as facebook.
I have also been thinking up some possible giveaways and stuff to promote my business. Sales are the way to go now a days. I love them just as much as the next guy/girl.
Keep a look out...there is some great stuff coming your way!
Monday, September 26, 2011
I am now a licensed Nykibaby One Size Diaper seamtress.
I have established My Hyena Cart store and a Facebook page.
Now, I am working on policies and all the technical stuff now that I have the basics down. I only plan on doing this part time because lets face it, I have 3 small children, 1 husband who I love and have missed very much this past year, 1 crazy puppy and myself to take care of. I also have dreams of finishing my degree and becoming an elementary school teacher eventually. But even then, I can do this on the side if I choose to.
Oh.mi.gosh. I am soo excited. I think my husband may be also! maybe. It's hard to tell over IM's.
Alright, got lots to do. Wish me luck.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Henceforth, I shall be called "Little Hoo's Cloth"
Thank goodness that's over!
Also, I started a facebook "like" page and an etsy store.
Next I need to get my etsy store all beautiful and stuff sewn to sell in it.
Finally, I can add all that stuff to my facebook page and get this party started.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
I loved Lucky diaper Co. but I am second guessing it now. I don't want people to be like "you will be lucky if they work". I need something cute but efficient according to the husband. Why is this sooooo hard?
I took out my trusty bread maker to make the dough because lets face it. I hate making bread dough. It is a pain and they made bread makers for a reason. I have never used this recipe before and man oh man, I will never use another. I got it off allrecipes.com and the only thing I changed was using half whole wheat flour and half regular flour.
Now, I let the all mighty and powerful bread maker do its bit and then I got my toppings together. I baked some bacon, I shredded some mozzarella cheese, chopped up some onion and chicken lunch meat and when it was time to get out the bbq sauce I realized....I had none. :( So, I made some :)
Again, went to trusty allrecipes.com and found this wonderful, I will never ever buy bbq sauce again, bbq sauce recipe.
When my dough was done, ummm, dough-ing, I rolled it out onto my pan and slathered it with olive oil, baked on 400 for about 8 minutes.
Now, I just topped it with tons of cheese and then everything else.
And, baked for another 15 minutes or so until it was all tasty looking.
O.my.goodness! It was wonderful. Enjoy, I sure did!
I am so very proud of him. I am also so proud of myself. I didn't think when we began this journey that I was capable of loving someone so far away.
I don't really know where in the world he is. I never know exactly what he is doing. All I know is that his days are our nights and our nights are his days (for the most part). I know we both look up into the sky at night time and stare at the same moon because frankly it is as close to together as we can be right now.
I miss him terribly. I am sad that he has missed so much. Jayson's 1st birthday, my whole 3rd pregnancy, moving across the country, all of the holidays, Jayson's first word, his 1st steps, our 4th wedding anniversary, Zakary's birth, his 1st smile, 1st time rolling, Hayden's 3rd and 4th birthdays, his 1st day of preschool....and I could go on and on.
But, I do know that he will be home soon. I also know that we will one day live under the same roof and look at that same moon in the same place, not worlds away from each other. There is light coming through this perpetual tunnel we have been trapped in for a year now and I am so thankful to finally be able to see it.
I posted on facebook this morning about it being a year and all that jazz. Some people told me how I was amazing and inspiring. I appreciate the comments and all but maybe I am just humble because I don't feel amazing. I don't feel inspiring. I feel like I am a wife, standing beside my husband while he does his job. Just as he was asked to his, I am doing mine. I am not doing anything other than helping to get my family through this. I am just doing what a military wife does. I am trying to continue on with how things were when he left. Just as I will be doing the exact same things when he returns. I guess in all this it is my job to create a constant and I just hope I am doing a good enough job of that.
I just want to say very quickly that the man that I dropped off one year ago today, is my hero, my love, my everything. I cannot, even from a world away, imagine my days without his love. And, I thank him for being right beside me in everything even from so far away.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
I have done it. I just need to get us through these last few months and all will be well. Well, until the next deployment. And we are coming upon sea duty. Oh and orders, can't forget those. Sometime in the next few weeks the Navy will be telling us where we will be living for the next 3-4 years.
There are a lot of changes coming for my
I do a diaper sometimes 2 at night. I have come across a few awesome patterns and a few that well, SUCK. It makes me crazy sad when they suck because fabric isn't cheap, especially not the kinds I use, bamboo velour and hemp fleece mostly.
I am about to receive a product called zorb from a co-op I recently participated in. I am super excited about it. Hopefully it will be here later this week because I am almost out of hemp.
Anywho, you didn't come here to read, you came here to see my beauties!
This is a pul cover. I like the pattern but need to tweak it a bit. Another thing I learned with this one (my first cover) is that NO dark thread on white fold over elastic. Oh and I learned that I love fold over elastic minus the turns
Love this print but used crappy Joann fleece on the inside and it pilled badly when washed *sigh*
Another pul cover...LOVE this print!
A different fitted pattern but I am in love minus the fact that it is a 2 size system. One for 6-18lbs and the next from 15-35? lbs.
Another GREAT aspect is the fold over rise. I love this part of Goodmama's and am glad I found something similar but I would love for it to have longer wings like the other fitted pattern I use.
And the snaps on the outside.
And the inside. I love the shape of the soaker pad. Like LOVE!
And my newest beauty! This is the absolute B-E-S-T diaper I have ever sewn.
I think I will be submitting the orange one to very baby to become a certified seamstress. I am kinda excited about that!
I have tons more fabric sitting around to create new beauties. With the weather here lately, its the only thing to do.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Tonights pacman creation has been the best yet. Totally straight snaps, great top stitching...I am so pleased with how this came out.
Oh and by the way, I recently bought some cute one sized pockets from some chick recommended to me...I will never ever do that again. Her attention to detail was HORRIBLE. These have PUL on the inside of 2 layers of wonderfully soft minky. Well, they leak. I investigated. The PUL in the wings was all jumbled and stopped halfway into the wing. No no no! There was more but I don't want to sound like a snob. It was clear they were rushed and that makes me sad.
Anyway, hurricane Irene is coming tomorrow. We might be without power for a few. I hope it's not too bad.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
I was busy sewing today, like really busy! But, I loved every second of it.
Today I played around with snap placement and when they should applied. In the end I like them all visible because they just snap better that way.
Then I played around with the elastic. I tried tacking it in before hand. Nope, didn't work. Then sewing it totally in before turning and top stitching. Nope, too much of a hassle getting things pinned together to sew the different layers together.
So in the end I think the casing method is the easiest, but I need to get it to look more professional.
Tomorrow is another day, and I have so much more fabric to play around with while I get everything just right.
Oh and I washed the first three...and they didn't fall apart!
Here are pictures of 2 and 3 and also 1 on Zakary...until tomorrow!
Monday, August 22, 2011
So like I said on day 1, I am working towards starting my very own WAHM diaper company. I am going to perfect my design before selling to anyone. I am doing this so I know they work and trust their quality, plus I need to figure out the elastic a little better.
Today, I got my fabrics and snaps to start!!!
I ordered everything either off ebay or etsy and very reasonable prices and am so excited to get these babies on Zakary's bottom.
I may just start tonight!
Sunday, August 21, 2011
My husband is a sailor, who is currently deployed and has been for quite some time. I love him more than I ever thought I could love someone. We met Nov 11, 2005 and haven't been apart since. We have been separated more than we have lived together but I love this journey we are on together.
Hayden is one of the smartest kids I know. He is my doer. He can build anything out of nothing. He will be 4 in about a month.
Jayson is very funny and is my thinker. He will ponder and think about everything for hours before ever making a move. He will be 2 in January.