Tuesday, November 28, 2006
I'm also making a diaper bag and so far I'm loving it but I'm at a point where I don't know what to do next to it. I'm actually not a diaper bag person and rarely ever bring one with me so I'm having a little trouble getting inspired to make a diaper bag. Plus, I don't have a clear vision of how I want it to look so that's holding me back too. I do know I want something that won't fall off of my shoulders though. All the diaper bags that I see on the internet that are made by people are all the same design so I want to stay away from that and come up with something original. It seems that when a person comes to your website they want all the baby essentials so I think it's a good business decision to come up with a diaper bag, I'm just not sure if it's going to be something I'm going to enjoy making.
Monday, November 20, 2006
I decided to put these in my etsy shop too http://cocoadreams.etsy.com Hopefully they will sell well, but if they don't that is ok too because they are allot of work. I have so many things I want to make but not enough time to get it all done. So it wouldn't break my heart if I didn't sell any of these on etsy.
Monday, November 13, 2006
I've become a Babywearer...
So I have officially become a babywearer and I love it!! I know Jeny will be excited to read this! I even made myself a pouch sling out of black fleece and a cotton one, but I'm in love with the black fleece one. Yeah, the picture is not good of me but I can't keep my eyes open for some reason.
Callin just loves the sling, everytime I put him in there he will fall asleep. I was able to sew all weekend and make a quilt top carrying him around in it. I've been carrying him in the pouch since he was born but mainly only when I'm shopping. I notice when I carry him around in the pouch half the time people don't even realize I'm carrying a baby around. It's funny because Callin is such a grunter when he is in the sling, I wonder how people don't realize that I am carrying a baby.
When I first started putting him in the sling, he looked so uncomfortable. I kept asking my friend, "do you think he's uncomfortable?" and she would reply "he would let you know if he was uncomfortable." She was right but so far I haven't heard a complaint!
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
I might have figured out the trick of getting Callin to take a long nap in the afternoon. Yesterday his long nap came right after dinner but then he woke up more frequently during the night. So today I laid down with my 2 year old and Callin. Luckily Cade my 2 year old was tired so he was "for once" pretty easy to get down and while he was stroking my hair (a habit and routine he aquired from birth that puts him to sleep) I nursed Callin till he fell asleep. Then while wedged in between the 2 I watched the rest of my soap opera and when that was over I snuck out of the bed and got some stuff done. Hopefully it works tomorrow.......stay tuned....
Monday, November 06, 2006
I also perused www.etsy.com for some inspiration while holding Callin. I was looking for ideas on what to do with this Michael Miller Christmas fabric, but didn't really come up with any hits. I thought about making some Christmas baby blankets but I'm scared if I make some and they don't sell then what will I do with them? I definately don't want to store them till next Christmas but if all else fails I might just make them and hope for the best. I sit in bed at night and try to figure out what I want to get done the next day and I think I might just fulfill my prophecy today, that is if I do manage to finish hand sewing the 2 blankets and a burp cloth and Callin allows me to do it.
Sunday, November 05, 2006
I'm not a big fan of writing but I'm in love with reading crafty blogs and looking at them for inspiration so you might not get much from my writings but hopefully you will walk away inspired.
I also hear it's a good way to market your business and since I just started www.CocoaDreams.com I thought it would be worth a shot. Plus I can hold my newborn on my lap and feel like I'm actually doing something to promote my business.