It’s amazing how each of my children have grown into their names, along with their many permutations and nicknames. Adeline quickly turned into “Addy,” which became a springboard for “Fussy … Continue reading Upcycled Longies for Addy
As I get older my seasonal allergies seem to get worse. I don’t remember ever having them as a child, and then a few years back – BAM! – they hit … Continue reading Homemade Cough Syrup & Decongestant
I’ve had to whip up some inventory for Small Circle since a bunch of my handmade items sold over the holiday season. I’m psyched that I’m able to make a … Continue reading GwendyLicious Goodies
I’m so excited that Small Circle is becoming such a success! Since my car has been having problems I haven’t made the trip to see the store and have been anxiously awaiting word as to how my products were selling since the grand opening on November 1st. Apparently my crayon rolls are a big hit – time to make more!
A few other things have sold – a few cedar sachets, wheat berry heating pack and headband – and I’m hoping some of the other things will go!
My inventory listings expired on Etsy and I haven’t bothered re-listing them since there are listings and selling fees. *sigh* Why is it so hard to make a buck these days?
If you’re local and have a chance, check out Small Circle located on Wickenden St. in Providence. The owners are awesome and it sounds like they have lots of neat things on their shelves. Buy local – buy handmade! Great time to get some Christmas shopping done.
I forgot to show y’all the fleece soaker undies I made around the same time as the wool soakers and longies for the new baby. I used the same great pattern and cut the pieces from two fleece receiving blankets I had lying around, also making an extra layer in the wet zone. One was a striped blanket, the other a pale blue, and as you can see I put the two together to make two pairs with alternate trim.
Since fleece doesn’t fray I didn’t have to stress about the seams, which was nice. When they were finished, I loved how they looked – but I thought they looked huge! Well, since fleece isn’t stretchy, they ended up being just the right size – snug to pull up, but a great fit once they were on.
I’ve been a bit disappointed that Josiah has been having some potty setbacks; my mom wasn’t surprised and told me boys especially can have these problems so I guess it’s par for the course. Since there have been quite a few mornings – or naptimes – he wakes up wet I thought these might do the trick. He likes wearing them and doesn’t want to take them off in the morning! I even resorted to taking out some of our old BumGenius pocket diapers, and he even seems excited to use them. What gives? Doesn’t he want to be a Big Boy? It doesn’t really seem to bother him.