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Friday, December 30, 2011


For awhile now, I've felt limited by the Etsy shop name that I chose without much thought a couple years ago.  I chose it while trying to sign in and buy something, not really envisioning a shop later on.  Etsy has given shop owners ONE chance to change their shop name and I have eagerly decided to do so.  Clothdiapermommy is no more (although the links will still work for awhile.  My shop is now called "Making All Things New" and the URL is www.makingallthingsnew.etsy.com or etsy.com/shop/makingallthingsnew

I'm not changing what my shop offers.  I'll still be doing cloth diapers, diaper covers, training pants, and more, but I don't want to be limited by a name including cloth diapers if I decide, one day, to change my product.  I feel this name makes my shop open to a wider audience. :-D

Of course, the name Making All Things New really has to do with my faith.  My faith and I are really inseparable and I want others to know a little of the reasoning behind that.  So, here's the new description of my shop and explanation of my name as found in my Etsy profile:

When I create, I am often inspired by old things, such as T shirts, to make new things, but not always.  Sometimes, new fabrics and materials inspire me as well.  I mostly make things for children--cloth diapers, diaper covers, fleece training pants, and knit wool play food--but occasionally you'll find an adult hat, pair of knit socks, or a Christmas ornament here as well.

I'm inspired by my faith in Jesus Christ and by what he can do with old, tossed out things.  My friendship with Him and the work He did for me on the cross define me as an individual.  At the end of Revelation, after John describes the Apocalypse, God shows him heaven and says, "I am making everything new!"  In 2 Corinthians 5:17 we read, "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come."  It gives me hope to know that even when I mess up or when life gets bad, God can make a beautiful new creation from my mess and rags. 

I hope that in my life, as well as in my Etsy shop, I am a reflection of the God who went through death and hell so that I wouldn't have to. 

And now that the holidays are over, I'm back at it, making more things.  My training pants seem to be a hit--as a couple of people have requested custom orders--and any time I put knit play food up for sale, it never lasts longer than a week (too bad it takes so long to make them!)   I'm needing a new foot on my sewing machine before I go back to making cloth diapers so you can expect them again as soon as I get that. 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

You Asked For It: Sesame Street Cloth Trainers

For sale in my Etsy Shop:  Bert, Ernie, and Elmo cloth training pants!  

First of all, I have to apologize because I promised templates/patterns for the Sesame Street monster faces and I tried but couldn't get them to show up right.  I since lost one of them and will have to re-draw it (which isn't a big deal since I never use a pattern anyway).  But I do apologize if you were banking on those.  I'm thinking of just selling fleece face applique sets on Etsy anyway.  What do you think?  All the fleece pieces of Elmo's face for $3 shipped?  Bert's and Ernie's for $4?

This is all beside the point.  Sufficed to say, I'm sorry about that.

So, I've been neglecting my blog and my Etsy shop for awhile because I was putting my family first and settling my priorities.  For someone who only works part time, I'm SUCH a busy girl!  I'm always knitting something for someone, working with my husband in the church, doing piles of laundry or making dinners for the week, writing my book (it's my secret passion), sewing, writing for Diaper Junction's Cloth Diaper Blog...and on top of all of that I want to be the best Mommy possible.  So, my blog and my Etsy have been on hold. 

Well, our church just realized that they can't pay my husband full time anymore and reducing him to part time is almost worse than firing him because we can't support ourselves on that income.  I know, it seems awful, but it's not.  God's given us amazing peace and we're really okay with it! Now, Dave's looking for another job and I've decided that I should step it up with Etsy again to help supplement his income.  Since the Sesame Street trainers

When I posted my tutorial on how to make these trainers, a couple of people asked if I'd be selling them.  I didn't have plans to up til that point, but they're such a hit with my daughter and really pretty simple to make so I've decided to do so.  I didn't go out and buy fabric for all the monsters--sorry.  I only had the right fleece for Bert, Ernie, and Elmo.  And I have an Oscar in the works, too.

 Oh, and by the way, I also made a new listing for some wool fruit--fruit that I knit AGES ago and then never listed because I kept giving sets away as presents instead :-P