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Nursing Covers – New and Improved

Nursing Covers – New and Improved

I have been super busy improving our nursing covers.  We have made changes based on your feedback.  We added a little pocket to store your breast pads or wipe your babies cute little face. Made from super soft terry cloth.

We have also decided to only use organic cotton for this round of patterns and first up is these beautiful sweet cloud pattern.  We doubled up this particular pattern because it was slightly too sheer but still very lightweight. We also added about made our covers longer by about 3 inches and wider by a couple of inches. More coverage and privacy for your baby.

I’ll keep you posted when it’s up in our Etsy shop and when it comes available on Amazon.

So excited.

Etsy: Wool Felt Tags

Etsy: Wool Felt Tags

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Our felt tags are up at the etsy shop!  Handmade by us! I am loving the rockin’ robot which my cousin drew and we had it digitized and embroidered to give it that lovely handmade look.  The felt is made from wool and we added a punch of colour so that you could recognize your luggage in an instant.

I made a few adjustments to my old design.  They are smaller measuring 7cm x 10cm. and we have a contact card included but you can  slip in a standard business card.

We are hoping in the future to include more embroidery designs and also personalized monograms.  Convo us at contact at lilsoak dot com for these custom orders or visit us at Etsy.

Feels like spring over here

Feels like spring over here

I know it’s a perma frost over in the East but here in the Pacific Northwest, it feels like spring is about to pop up. I’m sure it will all grey over in the next few days but I’m going to take advantage.

We have been busy sewing over the winter with a toddler and a preschooler around our feet. We are almost ready to show you lovely wool felt luggage tags and we have a little sneak peak for you.  Really happy with the results and the re-design.

We hope to really push forward this year, making adjustment and changes to help bring Lil’Soak Designs into the spotlight and continue with this social business.  We have appreciated all the feedback and support we have gotten in order to really find our signature voice and to keep our goodies ethical and eco-friendly.  We want you to love our stuff and be sure it’s a “happy” product made fairly and ethically.

I’m actually excited about making handmade things again.  It’s getting the creative juices flowing. The parental thing is so thankless sometimes that it’s theraputic to make something from start to finish, hold it in your hands and go “Wow, I made this!”  It helps me wind down after all the day time busyness.

Speaking of — I have to get back to the sewing machine to finish up the oh so sweet tags.

So this is Christmas…

So this is Christmas…

The John Lennon song was playing in my head as I’m writing in this post and it reminds me to be thankful and to be patient and wait for good things to come. 2013 has been a roller coastery tough year with many challenges but it’s making our wee family stronger.  The hustle and bustle or retail shopping was felt since Black Friday but it’s starting to quiet down. Christmas will be a chill one with family our family unit.

We want wish your family and friends a wonderful and happy Christmas. Don’t stress yourselves out with the gifts, food and so forth — people remember the moments and all that other stuff become fuzzy.  Enjoy a good cup of hot cider, nog, toddy, whatever suits your fancy and enjoy a good laugh with your loved ones.

We look forward to 2014 with you all!

 

Underwear going fast!

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Our Good & Fair underwear is going fast!  We are have only 2 pairs left in stock. The price is awesome and really a comfy pair of underwear. I like the low cut boy style shorts style.  Fair trade organic cotton! You can’t beat that price. Our last Starbucks pop-up was a lot of fun and now I’m busy trying to figure out how to fair trade Hallowe’en for the kiddos. I am taking inspiration from my cousins and dressing up the kids on a well treasured book Pax likes us to read.

The costumes are fairly simple and yet not.  I’m making the costumes instead of buying so I just went to the fabric shop and bought the fabric. I couldn’t find the right fabric for Pax’s  costume so I have to search online. I can’t wait to share it all with you once I have all the pieces put together.

Hope you are having a happy Monday! The weekend passes by way to fast for us and we didn’t even do much –I tried to catch up on sleep but it wasn’t working with two kids under the weather.