Tuesday, July 20, 2010

CPSIA compliance - Rabbit Skins

I know I had mentioned yesterday using new suppliers for my embroidery on children's clothing. Through Alpha Shirt Company I will be ordering Rabbit Skins brand clothing items. I am so excited about the variety of delicious color choices I know have available to me!

They also have little knit caps in white, pink, and blue as well as organic cotton options on shirts and creepers. I have only placed one order from them so far, but was SO impressed with the quality!

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Travel baby wipe case and more...

This past week I was lucky enough to get a trip to San Diego and was able to visit one of my college roommates, who is expecting Baby #2 in about 2 weeks! Back in April while my husband and I were visiting she had shared with us that the baby's name was going to be Alyssa.

I immediately knew what fabric I wanted to use for the gift set. I fell in love with this Beatrix Potter fabric awhile ago, and since it is a licensed print, I can't use it on any of the items I sell in my shop. I can only use it for personal use or as gifts.

I also recently opened an account with two different clothing distributors, Alpha Shirt Company and SanMar. I am now able to order at wholesale prices all types of awesome supplies to embroider, including the above baby hat, and romper. And, best of all... every item for babies and children has links to the proper CPSIA compliance forms!

Ever since purchasing my serger I have been loading up our DVR with all types of sewing programs. Many I watch and immediately delete, but quite a few are keepers that I'll go back to for reference or inspiration. Not too long ago on Martha's Sewing Room I saw a "Sew Quick, Sew Easy" project for making a credit card/business card case and I immediately started thinking how I could modify it into something for my business. It dawned on me, that if I increased the dimensions, it could be a perfect travel case for baby wipes and diapers!

Here is the wipes case closed with an A embroidered in my Retro Dot Font.

And open, showing how perfectly a travel wipes case fits.

Here is a picture of the adorable Dream Dot fabric by Heather Bailey lining the case.

So cute, no?

And, I didn't forget about Alyssa's big brother, who happens to {LOVE} the color orange.

And... I gave my blog a mini makeover with the help of shabby blogs.

What do you think?

Linking up to the following parties:

The Girl Creative
Keeping It Simple

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