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Featured in our WAHM Gift Bazaar is Ami Pettersen. She has a business called Pamper Me, Baby! Designs. She makes a wonderful cute line of baby products, from burp cloths, to bibs, to shopping cart covers. Be sure to check out her Etsy Store.
Amy writes “My name is Ami and I am the proud mom to one little girl, Emma, and wife to my best friend, John. I am currently a full-time nursing student at Collin College/Texas Tech as well as a full-time sewer and crafter. I am a very busy lady these days, but I love it!
I have been a creative and crafty person my entire life. I just love finding a new project to work on. I am constantly looking for something new to create that will make a mom’s life easier. My passion is creating things to solve some of the many mommy problems. There are so many products on the market that are simply not functional and certainly not cute! I strive to make high quality products that are not only very versatile and functional but also stylish. It puts a smile on my face to know my products have really made a difference in the lives of some very busy moms both locally and around the world.”
Are you a talented hand crafter? Do you make something that would make a wonderful valentines gift? Would you like the chance to sell your wares locally?
Well here is your chance. Come set up your table in our community room at the store and show us what you have.
Cost is $10. This cost is not refundable. This allocates you a space at a table that is approximately 30 inches by 30 inches. This measurement varies from table to table as some of our folding tables are narrower. But we will try to give an equal amount of space to each vendor. Please note only sellers need to book their spot. Buyers simply turn up on the day. Transactions will be between the buyer and seller, not between Nappy Shoppe. Nappy Shoppe is simply providing the space. So be sure to bring cash for change, and cash to buy.
Date: Saturday February 2nd at 1pm-5pm.
Please note: Sellers will need to fill in an application to be a vendor at our event. We want to make sure that products sold at the bazaar are safe for everyone. If you go to book your spot, it will show the cost to be $1010. After you have filled in the application and been approved to be a vendor, you will be sent a code to reduce the cost to $10.
We will feature approved vendors on our facebook page, and on this blog, and through any other means we can. Our last event was a lot of fun, and we had some wonderful hand crafted goods that many bought for Christmas.
- Ami Pettersen of Pamper Me, Baby! Designs - Featuring handmade baby accessories, including burp cloths, bibs, receiving blankets, and shopping cart covers.
- Kari Price of Bitti Bottom – Featuring handmade minky blankets, bibs, burp rags, embellished burp rags, pacifier clips, and carrier strap drool pads in fun & geeky prints.
- Morgan Shock of Shock Designs – Featuring Nautical Hemp and Craft Cord Sailor/Turkhead’s Knot Bracelets in a variety of colours.
- Samantha Allison – 31 Bags - Featuring a wide range of purses, totes, accessories and organizational items that can be personalized to your liking.
- Valerie Boscacci – Childrens Bows
- Chrissy Bruce – Designs by Chrissy - Jewellry
- Bethany Grannan – Homemade Candles
- Kathleen Newell – Hand crocheted baby items
- Allison Ratliff – Safronie – Offering luxury fibers for knitting and spinning. One of a kind photo props, whistle britches soakers, longies, shorties and skirties.
- Erin Stark – Origami Owl - Customisable jewellry. Create a “living locket” for yourself, a loved one or for a valentines gift. Create one of a kind stylish jewellry.
When I saw someone post the Dapper Snapper to one of my cloth diapering groups, I knew I just had to stock them even though they are not really diapering related. My two older boys are like their dad, long and lean. Finding pants to fit them has always been a challenge. If I find pants that are long enough, they are always too big in the waist. If I find them fitting at the waist, they might as well be wearing capris!
While they say they fit sizes 1 – 5, I have to disagree. I am using this item on my 7 year old, Connor, just fine! And there is talk of adult sizes soon!
So just how does the Dapper Snapper work? Well it will only work in pants that have belt loops. And so far I have had to do it for my son, Connor, as he cant put it through the loops once his pants are on. Once he puts on his pants, I thread this thing through the back loops of his pants and snap at each end and this tugs his pants nice and tight for him. In this picture, I put the snaps on one side on one setting, and on the other side tighter in. I was able to get a good custom fit for my skinny boy. He loves this. He often has his hands in his pockets just to hold up his pants! The first time I put it on him, he came home from school, doing his usual holding his pants up with his pockets. I put the Dapper Snapper on his pants, and he lifted his arms up and was jumping up and down excited that his pants were not falling down.
If he was wanting to put it on himself, he would have to put it on the pants before he puts them on.
And yes, we have tried belts, but the boys do not like them as they make going to the bathroom more difficult for them. The beauty of the Dapper Snapper is they do not have to undo it to undo their pants. The only thing I have to watch for is that it comes off his pants before they go in the wash. Yes it will wash just fine, but I want it to put on other pants. I can see myself getting more of them for that reason though. And he has already asked me for other colours …
The Dapper Snapper is made in the USA. It is a good quality Elastic available in a large variety of colours. It uses durable metal snaps to close it.
I have been stocking the Mama Pouch by Baby Bug Creations for some time now, and when I was sitting with a couple of cloth diapering friends, we were talking about wet bags … and it came up, that wouldn’t it be great if we could have the double bag system of the mama pouch combined with the size of the Nappy Shoppe Large wet bag. One of the mums had her little one in part time day care, and she said she would love such a bag for that. Another took her two babies to work with her for her part time job, and she wanted a bag that would last the day, and divide up the two babies diapers. So I said, well let me see what Ashley of Baby Bug Creations says .. and as I am writing up the email asking if she would make this bag for Nappy Shoppe, they are saying things like. Make sure it has a nice big handle, oh and make the zippers different colours, so you know which side is dirty and which side is clean, and choose cute fabrics!
So the large double wet bag for Nappy Shoppe by Baby Bug Creations came about. And this has been a huge hit and has recieved great feed back. So much so, I had to buy one myself when Braden started going to Mothers Day Out, 2 mornings a week a couple of weeks ago.
So yes, the mum of the baby in part time daycare did buy one. And after she had been using it a week or so, she posted the following to facebook.
“I am in love with this wetbag. I got it just about a week ago and love it. It fits all my diapers and even wipes. It was great at the park yesterday, I just snapped it onto my stroller and I had wipes, diapers, my keys on one side and dirty diapers on the other. My DD school loves it too, they clip it by the changing table and don’t have to worry about her diapers getting seperated anymore. Thanks Sharni for stocking this, I will be getting more!”
It was these comments about daycare that had me getting one of these for Braden despite the fact I own several wet bags already (I do make them after all for Nappy Shoppe :) ). So we rock up to Braden’s first day of Mothers Day Out. I am carrying the wet bag. It is so pretty, that no one even knows what it is. They think it is a really nice diaper bag. And then I explain it to the teacher. I point out that Braden’s clean diaper, clean wipes, and a change of clothes were in the side with the blue zip. The brown zip side is empty right now, but it is for the dirties. Just throw them in there. No other child is cloth diapered at the Mothers Day Out program (for now …). I have kept it simple, just a couple of AIO diapers (Thirsties, Monkey Doodlez and Drybees have all been used with ease by the teacher). Braden’s sippy and lunch box are in a small starwars back pack that he wears in himself. It all works very nicely. I pick him up. Ask the girl, “Did you have any issues?” She said, no the diapers were really easy to use, the bag was great. So the bag was a huge success, and made the cloth diapering process of not throwing things away so much easier for the staff at the center.
So if you are looking for a great wet bag for day care, a long day out, or even a day at the beach for swim suits etc. Then I am sure this one will work for you. And you don’t need to hide it. It is great for showing off!
Well it’s official. I care more about the fashion on my son’s butt than in what I wear myself :) Check out Braden’s pumpkin butt!
This cover he is wearing is made by a fellow WAHM friend, Ashley Beal of Baby Bug Creations. I stock her mama pouches (double wet bags) and will soon have in stock her night time fleece covers (which have gone through a bout of Braden testing at night time). Ashley is making fleece covers for daytime use that have a holiday theme. So if you are like me and have to have a diaper for every occasion (forget the purse and shoes for every occasion!), then these are an affordable must have.
Keep an eye out for her very cute night time fleece covers coming soon! They will feature the ever popular ooga booga print!
(Oh and that red spot on Braden’s nose, and fading brusie on his forehead … he finally got to play outside after weeks of rain here in Texas, was so excited, he face planted into the concrete patio. It doesn’t seem to bother him though.)
I found MaggiePie Creations via a link posted to one of my groups when someone was asking for a place for good knitted hats for boys for this winter. I fell in love with Melodie’s creations immediately and said I wonder if she could do a dragon hat. The person who posted the link, said she was a friend of hers, and she bet she could, just ask. So I asked. And look what she came up with. I had my hat within a couple of weeks of asking that first question about if she could make such a hat. It didn’t take us long to nail out the details of what I wanted. She knitted it up, and even with shipping from Canada, I had my hat very quickly.
Check out her site, because she has quite a few photos of what she can make, and if you have something in mind, strike up a conversation with her, because she was very willing to take up the challenge of a dragon hat with me.
And am I satisfied with the end result? Oh wow are we! It exceded my expectations. This is a beautifully hand crafted hat. I told her my son would be nearly 2 when he would recieve it for Christmas, and while it fits him now, it has give in it so I know its going to fit him at least two winters.
Here are a couple of photos of Braden wearing it. I hope to get better ones. Sometimes getting that little boy to stand still enough for a photo when alone with him is a challenge :)