What’s new for this week? I want to show appreciation for everyone on my facebook/tumblr page, so I’m hosting another giveaway! Also, I’ll be having a Black Friday sale where you’ll be able to find GREAT deals on ALL pads regardless of length and absorbancy. Please check back tomorrow for more info on the giveaway and info on when the sale will be held. Thank you all!
Hey everyone! I’ve been cutting fabric, measuring, and sewing like crazy this weekend to get make items for my first stocking, getting testers ready, and an item sewn for an auction for a wonderful cause. After taking part of a HUUUGE giveaway for Binky D & Max&Meena, I gained over 1000 likes on my business facebook page! How AMAZING is that? I’m beyond ecstatic! I’m so lucky and thankful for my sister in law for supporting me and giving me the push to really get myself known. I wouldn’t have gotten this far without her, and I’m truly grateful for everything she’s done. To celebrate this momentous milestone, I’m doing a giveaway of this rainbow chevron cloth pad on my facebook page:
Check it out, and enter if you’d like!
Hey there! I’ve been really busy these last couple weeks. I took part in an auction for a fallen soldier and his family, worked on my cloth pad patterns, got my store set up, created a facebook page for my brand… Recently, my SIL invited me to join a huge giveaway put together by BinkyD and MaxandMeena along with other awesomely talented mom’s who make amazing homemade baby, toddler, mom, and eco friendly items. Because of this HUGE giveaway, I went from 16 followers to OVER 600!!!! I am so incredibly thankful and humbled. I feel really pressured (in a good way) to create a product I can be proud of, and of course I’m still a newbie, but with every project I make I can see definite improvement, which makes all the frustration so worth it. I have so many new ideas brewing in my head, and I’m so glad I get this chance to truly express myself through creating, with the possibility that one day I can get paid to do something I love! Who wouldn’t love that??
In other news, school is still kicking my butt.. but I only have exactly ONE MONTH left until winter break!!!!! This has been such an exciting and challenging semester for me, but I’m SO HAPPY that I only have 2 semesters left to finally graduate with my Bachelor’s.
I just wanted to give you all an update on what’s going on with me.. and to share some of the cloth pads I’ve been working on. I’ll be posting more soon!
Hello there! I wanted to share a few pictures of Amani’s first actual Halloween. She is completely obsessed with Mulan so I wanted to sew her a Mulan costume for Halloween. I found really inexpensive cotton woven fabric at my local fabric store - SAS Fabrics in Phoenix, for 2$ a yard. I got a yard of purple, green, pink, and burgundy, I didn’t need that much in the end, but I got extra in case I messed up. I also got a clear hair comb piece and flower piece as well for 0.30 cents. Amani’s costume took about 2 days worth of total work. I made the pink kimono first using Prudentbaby’s YouTube video on how to make a kimono cardigan, then just added the green trim around the neck line. Then I made the skirt, & cut it diagonally on the bottom. Afterwards, I made the obi belt by folding a large purple rectangle like an accordion and then put snaps on two ends so then together. Finally, I took a long burgundy piece, sewed the 2 ends together and flipped it inside out to make it look cleaner, then added elastic so that it would hold not only the obi belt together, but also stabilize the kimono. To add a girly touch I made a purple fleece fabric scrap into a bow and sewed it onto the belt. I added kam snaps to the pink kimono on both sides as well. Making her costume was so much fun! I can’t wait to make a costume every year for my girl!
It took me a while to try to figure out a costume that would work with my turban, and the more I thought about it, the more confident I felt that I could pull off Frida. I’ve always been fascinated with Frida, ever since I was first introduced to her in high school by my friend Carrie. I’m enamored by not only her art, but also her amazing sense of fashion. My husband jokingly said I could dress how I normally dress on Halloween and no one would think it was weird, haha! True story. The most amazing part of my costume is that it was completely FREE! The only part I needed to actually make was the floral crown. I was able to find fake flowers already attached together with plastic rings in my house - kind of like a vine of flowers. I then cut a black elastic band used for hair and weaved it into the plastic rings then sewed the 2 ends together. Literally took me 5 minutes. I had everything else in my closet. For makeup I just used an extra layer of my regular foundation, the beautiful wet n wild red lipstick I featured in an earlier post, Mac’s peach twist blush, and darkened my brows with the black shadow from Urban Decay’s Vice Palette. I used Maybelline’s black mascara in between my brows to create the unibrow. Haha pretty decent unibrow, right? I really wanted to share this because I want people to know with just a little planning, creativity, and a little elbow grease, you can make amazing costumes you can look back on and be really proud of :)
I hope you all had an awesome holiday and a great upcoming week! Thanks for reading and I’ll see you soon!
Hey everyone check out this AWESOME giveaway put together by crafty moms. All you have to do is like the page of the company you want to enter. All of these items are FREE! There are cloth diapers, teethers, pants, undies, cloth pads, and so much more! This is especially great for the new mom who really wants to try cloth diapers!
Hey guys! I would love to connect with other people who love thrifty & crafty things, and I do follow back.
Hello lovelies! I’m on a roll with these thrift posts :) The first top is a pretty little crop top button up from h&m. It’s got an interesting pattern of black, white, and navy geometric shapes. It’s has 3/4 sleeves and has ruffles on the neckline. The bottom shirt is a navy t with an anchor embroidered on the breast pocket. I love t’s that have that little extra something to make them stand out more, it makes them just that much more effortless, even when paired with jeans.
Hey guys! I just wanted to share these cloth pads I made recently for a charity in remembrance of SA Sgt. Peters, a veteran who was killed in action in Afghanistan 2 weeks before he was supposed to return home to his wife Ashley and his 1 year old baby boy. Please check out the auction and bid on all kinds of cool stuff other mama’s have made or donated, or if you prefer, you can send a monetary donation.
The auction will start tomorrow on Oct. 16th & end on Saturday the 19th at: http://hyenacart.com/stores/cutecountrychild/
If you want more information or just want to leave a supportive message for Sgt. Peter’s family you may do so at the facebook link:
Hey there! I wanted to share these really awesome belts I found at a thrift store recently. I really don’t have many belts, and the ones I do have are from H&M and Forever 21 but they’ve fallen apart - which is a total bummer.. but what else did I expect? I think belts are really important not only accessory wise, but they play an essential role - keeping up your damn pants. The first one is a simple, faux leather, belt with gold hardware. The second one is a real beauty. Real black leather with silver hardware with the CUTEST tiny heart jewelry dangling in the loop and a silver tip encasing the end of the belt. I love love love how the silver is scuffed up, it gives it a really vintage vibe, don’t you think? When you check out the thrift store, always make sure to go by the belt section - both male and female because you’ll be sure to find really awesome inexpensive leather (or non leather, whichever you prefer) belts. Thank you for reading!
Hey guys! Here are a few items I found and wanted to share. I am SO in love with this dress for Amani. It’s hands one of the cutest dresses she’s worn (although she basically makes anything look cute but anyways). It looks like it was hand sewn with love, but still very good quality. I’m so enamored by the pretty fabric, and yet it’s so light and breathable, everything you’d want in a little girl’s dress. The colorful top is just a simple sleeveless top perfect for AZ weather, but can we all please just take a moment and silently rejoice over the prices? I think that’s why thrifting is so addicting. It’s such a thrill finding pieces that are gently loved yet still in great condition for amazing prices. For some reason I feel like I’d rather own something that was used in decent condition because you know it’s survived washing rather than buy something new for regular price. I found some tops for me as well. The basic black Gap top is 3/4 sleeve that’s perfect for the days I can’t be bothered to wear anything more complex than jeans, a simple top, and comfy shoes. The second shirt is a really interesting asymmetrical crop top that has a swirled tie dye effect. It looks like it could pass for a psychedelic leopard print pattern. I love to sew but if I can find simple, cute tops like this for such a low price, it makes more sense to buy than to try to make. Hope you’re all having a great weekend! Talk to you very soon :)