Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Few Customs

Ok, so I haven`t been keeping up with my blogging as much as I said I would....but I have some photos of what I have been up to since the last time we spoke :)

I finished the modified Genevieve sweater

and started the longies to match

which are now finished... I will post a photo as soon as I get the chance!

I also finished the pumkin longies and added a few Halloween embellishments on the front and the bum...

These are now listed on my Hyenacart!!  

For those of you who like great deals, I have reduced three spring/summer sets by $20!!  They will go live on September 25th at noon and will only be available until October 1st!! If they don`t find a new home, they will be put away until next year.  So if you are interested, or know someone who is expecting in the spring, now is your chance for a great deal or two or three :)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Progress and a Halloween listing

I am going to try to post more often on my blog.  I promise!!

Here is the progress so far on the custom sweater:

It is slower now, working on the skirt, since there are almost 250 stitches and it is knit flat.  I think this is going to look gorgeous when it is finished, what do you think?

I also cast on some longies (while I was waiting to go shopping for a longer needle for the sweater) on 3 ply purewool "Zaida".  I have a great Halloween idea for the bum of these...but it is a secret for now!

I start work and school on the 10th of September.  I am both looking forward to it and also a little anxious.  Once I get settled in the new routine again I will be fine.  So my posts will again slow down after then.

Oh!  I almost forgot to mention that I am offering free shipping to all my Facebook fans on instock items only, until September 1st!  So if you see something in my Hyenacart that you like, simply "like" me on Facebook, enter the coupon code found on my facebook page, and you will get free shipping!  Free shipping is only available to the US and Canada.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Introducing the Petit Garçon Romper

My latest knitting project was this long sleeved, long legged newborn romper for a wonderful customer!  Matching Tessa Ann buttons complete the outfit.  Since this was my own design, I wrote up the pattern and it is now being tested....I am hoping for an October 15th release!

I also finished these:

Trainers for a friend's little girl.  This was my first time making these, I think they turned out pretty good!

Next up is a custom for another great mama...starting with a Genevieve sweater, which I am modifying just a little...

Hugs and Kisses cables instead of a braided cable around the waist...this will match the Hugs and Kisses Longies!

My customs list is filling up fast... I am currently filling October slots (but I will be finished sooner if I have time).  You can purchase a custom slot on either my etsy or hyenacart

Have a great day!

Monday, August 2, 2010

I have been busy...

Remember the Molly Bubble Romper I was working on?  Well it is finished, and has been listing on my hyenacart since the 15th now...I know, I am not a great blogger!!  I promise I will try to keep up with it better!

Here it is, my finished Romper with a matching headband:

Instead of buttons at the gusset, I modified the pattern a little for linen stitch and added snaps!!  They are much faster and easier than buttons during diaper changes.

Next up, a custom pair of longies knit with my "Rainbow Dash" colorway!  I am so proud of how this knit up, no pooling or striping...perfect!

These are not blocked, but did you notice the ribbed gusset?  This was a special request, and I think they turned out great!  I will be adding this option to my list of Extras.

I have also been sewing some tester diapers:

They are One Size side snapping and front snapping. 

I also started some NB cabled longies to list in my shop.  As I was knitting these, I was trying to decide on something creative to add. 

So I can up with these....

Attached socks!!  I remember how my daughter's feet were always so cold at the hospital...because her socks kept getting kicked off.  Well, these will solve that issue.  They are footies with cuffs, making them look like longies and socks, but these socks will not be going anywhere!  These are on hold for a bit now, as I work on some customs.

Some customs coming up will be a NB romper (modified from the Ian Romper pattern).  These will have 4 buttons at the chest, and no gusset button band.  They will also be winterized with long sleeves and long legs!  This will be knit with my "Lagoon" colorway:

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

More Knitting

Rainbow Cars Romper with handmade polymer clay buttons, stocked on my Hyenacart...

...with matching sun hat!

A couple Ribbies on their way to their new home!

I've also been dyeing some wool!  I really enjoy this and I am sure you will see more colorways soon!!

And finally, I tested some wool for Dear Husband in their "Easter Egg" colorway.  Here is the result of my knitting!  Butterfly Capris in cestari fine will be stocking on my Hyenacart July 15th.

Here is a little preview of the Molly Bubble Romper I will be stocking on the 15th as well.  I am planning on adding a matching headband or sunhat and maybe booties...we shall see!

As for me, we have been having awesome hot summer weather here!  We finally got our pool set up and went for a nice late night swim last night.  My daughter has already asked to go for a swim this morning, but now it is raining.  As soon as we set the pool up, the nice sunny weather disappears!  I hope your summer is going great!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

A couple Ribbies and a preview of what I will be stocking...

Here are the latest Ribbies, which will be on their way to their new homes shortly:

Pink with natural trim

Grassy Green with natural trim

Next, here is a preview of what I will be stocking on Hyenacart! 
A summer time romper with a matching sun hat!

I hope to list these on July 1st, but I am waiting on some custom made buttons...stay tuned as to when this set will stock!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Fluff-a-Rump Giveaway

Every other Wednesday, one member of the Etsy Cloth Diaper Team offers up one of their items for free to a special reader! This week it is Petite Krott's turn!

I am offering one winner this adorable newborn knit wool set, which includes a newborn size hat and matching newborn socks in a gender neutral colour. The retail value is $25. Contest is open to residents of Canada and the US.
For more information and to learn how to enter, please follow this link! Following my blog counts as one entry!
Good luck!!

A few customs and The Ribbie Pattern Released!

So this set started out as a Molly Bubble Romper, but I was running out of colorway, so I stopped knitting once it was the perfect length for a shirt and started a matching soaker.

I embroidered a flower on the shirt and a butterfly onto the bum of the soaker.

This next ribbed gusset soaker was knit in colorway "Mint Night" by Purewool and is off to a very special customer


So I have had m-a-n-y requests for the pattern for my one size soaker...The Ribbie. It is knit in ribbing so as to be super s-t-r-e-t-c-h-y and to allow it to last a long time...hopefully birth until potty training! The ribbing also allows for extra protection in the wet zone, making for a truly bulletproof design! I am currently testing on known heavy wetters...results to come.

I have tested the final product on babies as small as 10 lbs (3 months) and as large as 50 lbs (5 years). My pattern testers were great, and with their help I was able to release the pattern for sale.

You can purchase the pattern from my Etsy or Hyenacart stores or you can purchase it through the "Buy Now" button below (you do not need to be a member of Ravelry to purchase the pattern). This is the personal pattern only. If you would like to sell items made from this pattern, you can purchase the seller's license here.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Girly Fluffy Customs

A chocolate with pink trim Ribbie tester.

A girly version of my Sock shorties!

A custom YYMN soaker in cestari.
I love knitting girly fluff!!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

A couple of customs....

A Night-Night Soaker custom made with Briggs & Little Softspun wool hand-dyed by me:

A Ribbie tester on its way to its new home! (Sorry about the horrible picture quality here):

The Ribbie pattern is being tested now and will be available for purchase, I am guessing, in Late May/early June!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Sneak Peeks!

Some Purewool Poison Skirted Bloomers for a special customer:

These will get shipped out today :)

One of my first few tries at dyeing wool:

I want to name it strawberry daughter suggested strawberry shortcake...what do you think?
This will be made into a custom night-night soaker with white trim and matching pink gusset. Should be too cute!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

How hot is wool really??

This question always seems to come up with mama's thinking of finding the wool love...."Wouldn't a wool cover be too hot in the summer?" We can all find the articles that say that wool helps regulate body heat, allows air flow, breathability, and keeps baby warm in the winter and cool in the summer, but a smart mama actually took time to take the temperature of various diaper combinations during hot summer days!! (quoted from this thread)

Cloth diaper temperatures taken 4 days in a row when the afternoon temp
reached almost 90°, each day she tried different diapering combinations.
Here are the results after 15 minutes outside, temperature inside the

  • Disposables 102.5°
  • FB 101.5° (this would be the PUL diaper)
  • Fleece pocket 100°
  • Fitted with fleece shorts 98.5°
  • Pinned prefold with fleece shorts 97°
  • Fitted with wool shorts 96°
  • Pinned prefold with wool shorts 95.5°
  • Just a fitted 95°
  • Just a pinned prefold 94°
So, as you can see, a wool cover only adds 1° of heat to your babies bum in the summer! Of course, these results are not exact since we can't be sure that the temperature outside was, only that is was close to 90°...but the difference between disposables/PUL and a fitted is obvious!

Just something to think about when you put a diaper on your baby this summer :)

Friday, April 16, 2010

School is out!

Woohoo! School is over (for this term anyway)!! I get one week to myself and then I start a 6 week work term teaching...should be fun! But I will have much more time to knit up and finish my customs, since I won't have as much work and school to deal with.

As announced on my Hyenacart, I will be having a special stocking day on April 22nd for Earth Day! So far, I have two YYMN spots for May/June listed, as well as some Purewool "Praia" shorties embellished with two butterflies. These butterflies were originally going to be flowers, but they didn't work out...they were meant to be butterflies!

I will be listing this Night-Night Soaker today, made with Purewool "Rio de Janeiro" colorway. It features a ribbed gusset for extra absorbancy where it is needed the most.

Enter discount code Earth10 for an additional 10% off anything instock, now until April 25th!!

Now for a special Hugs and Kisses custom set on its way to a mama to be!