The girls have had their 2nd and 4th birthday parties over the past two weekends. It has been a great distraction from the scritchy scratchy chicken pox.
Rio decided that as Charlea had a monkey cake last year, she needed to have one this year. Yay for Mummy!! Ugh. So, Rio got a monkey cake, and I managed to convince her that Charlea really wanted a fairy cake (as opposed to the train cake she decided Charlea needed, which she had had last year!).
So, lots of butter cream icing and a friendly icing bag later, we have two birthday cakes. Whew. I’ve just polished off the last piece of Charlea’s cake. That’ll help the much needed root canal!
Have you heard about NZ’s newest nappy store ‘The Nappy Bootique’? My fellow nappy nutter, Julia has launched into the exciting world of cloth nappies with her own shop and website. In addition to Bib and Tucker, she is the only stockist of our current collection of Designer Nappies. So if you are in the market for cuteness, she’s the woman to talk to.
Here’s Julia’s ‘About Us’ blurb from her site. “The Nappy Bootique has been inspired by my love for cloth nappies and craft projects. I am a work at home Wife/ Mother and have two preschoolers, a boy and a girl. I have opened a shop at home. The Nappy Bootique…. and decided I should put it all online too. I have found a passion for creating and discovering things my family can use and want to get these products out to the wider community. The majority of our products are made in NZ by myself or other WAHM’s.
If you are ever in Hawkes Bay NZ please pop in and see us at our shop…
904B Lyell St, Akina, Hastings
Shop Hours are 1-4.30pm Mon-Fri 10am-2pm Saturdays but I am also happy to open the shop for people out of those hours if they ring ahead on 06 8733362″.
Julia stocks a good range of scrummy N.Z made baby merchandise, including the Itti Bitti D’lish Nappy System, Bootilicious Tutu’s, EcoMoon Reusable Cloth for Women, Bobby J Leather Baby Shoes, and our Bib and Tucker Designer Nappies.
Pop on over!
The winner of last weeks ‘Bib and Tucker’ nappy freebie is………………………………….
NEAK!!! You’ve won one of our new Sweetie Pie Collection pocket nappies. Contact me with your choice of nappy and I’ll courier if off to you :-).
So for this week, I’ve decided to offer something that you can design yourself. Cool huh? Up for grabs is a pair of these wee pretties:
I’ve illustrated this pair with our friend, the curly little caterpillar from the ‘Little Dot’ Collection. You can decide what you would like on your pair though, and I will paint it! “But I’m not breastfeeding” you say. Wouldn’t they make a cute wee gift for a new Mum :-). You could ‘koha’ them to someone.
To enter: Simply leave a note with your image ideas, and you are in the draw.
If you haven’t visited Etsy before, you must. It is the scrummiest marketplace for crafty folk, but hide your credit card unless you want a seriously large debt on your hands. There are over 2,000,000 items for sale from around the world. You can go shopping by color, time, geographic location, connected hearts, member-curated galleries, categories and more!
I’ve decided that I don’t have enough to keep me busy(yeah right!), so I’ve opened a wee Etsy store aswell. It was quite simple to set up, and reasonably economical to use. Hopefully this will give overseas customers another avenue to see Bib and Tucker products, and share the cloth nappy love.
If you are a crafty wee poppit, hop over to Etsy to see what the fuss is about. Did you know that you can even purchase patterns there? Cool huh?
So what have you got on your shopping list? C’mon, fess up?!
We have our winner for last week’s Freebie Monday prize – the glass slide & kit. Congratulations Kristy Copland! Email me at Bib and Tucker and I will arrange getting your prize to you :-).
This week the giveaway is your choice of one of these:
To enter, just leave a link to your favourite cupcake recipe, tee hee. Link to me or mention my blog on your’s and you’ll receive another entry.
Yippee it’s Freebie Monday folks, and the winner (thanks to my sophisticated wave the finger over the computer screen with eyes shut method) is……………….
Mandli :-). Congratulations! Email me at Bib and Tucker with your details and your choice of nappy, and I’ll send it off with the courier tomorrow. I hope you love it!
This week, I’ve made a wee crafty item that I haven’t created in quite some time. A little ‘Glass Slide’ Tag to hang in your workspace, or use it as a tag on a gift, or even a bookmark. I’m also including some supplies to make your own, and if you happen to have a soldiering iron you can attach a ring to the top to make it into a necklace. Cool huh!
So here’s what’s up for grabs this week:
- Handmade ‘Inspiration’ Glass Slide Tag
- 2 x Glass Slides to make 1/2 items
- 2 x lengths of Brass Tape to attach around the edge of slides
- Little Paper bits and bobs to layer behind the slide, forming the image
And here’s how to make one of your own…………..
Supplies: Glass slides (get these from scrapbooking shops or medical suppliers), Brass/copper tape(from hardware/jewellrey/scrapbooking shops), flat items to sandwich between slides(ie. images/artwork/fine thread/feathers etc), small ruler,ribbon,glue stick.
- Decide what you want to have behind the slide and cut out/glue etc until your desired image is achieved. You can get some really cool results with collage techniques, stamping, or illustrate something yourself. Use cut out letters from magazines/newspapers for block lettering.
- Cut the image to the same size as the slide and place behind slide. Cut a backing piece of paper or use the other slide to pop at the back so the slide is double sided.
- Carefully pull the backing off the tape, and gently run just less than half of it around the front edge of the front slide, mitreing the corners as you go. Wrap it completely around the slide, overlapping about 1.5cm at the end.
- Place your image and backing layers behind the slide, and carefully wrap the tape over these to enclose all layers. Carefully run a small ruler along the front and back sides of the finished tape edge to flatten and smooth the tape to the layers.
- Attach a ribbon to the back of the competed slide, or use a soldiering iron to attach a small ring to allow a fine strand of leather/cord to be inserted so you can use it as a necklace.
To enter this weeks’ Freebie Draw, simply leave a message telling me which of the new ‘Sweetie Pie’ Collection colourways is your favourite. Let me know if you’ve blogged/linked to me for an additional entry.
Yipeeeeee, it’s Bib and Tucker ‘Freebie Monday’ folks :-).
Here’s what’s on offer for all you lovely crafters this week……..
It started life as this:
The bowl of goodies before spinning.............
And spun into:
'Cupcakes and Fairy Sprinkles' Art Yarns
Cupcakes and Fairy Sprinkles: A 70gm hank of hand spun funky art yarn
I’ve used a range of blue/purple/pink/white merino blends, that have been core spun onto a magenta boucle yarn to create an energetic thick & thin yarn. This is super bulky, so would be suited to being used as an embelishment for a crafty project or knitted using a simple knit pattern.
How do I enter? Just leave a comment below, and if you mention my blog or link to me on your website, you receive an additional entry :-). I’ll leave each weeks freebie draw open until the following Monday, when I’ll announce the winner! I’m happy to post overseas, so pop in and say hi.