Sunday, November 27, 2011

I did say I was a bad blogger didnt I?....

Well Im REALLY bad!
Too much stuff going on and not enough time!
Hundreds of nappies have been made and sent off to various parts of Oz since I blogged last! - Another 2 wholesale orders + customs + plus stock!
Lots has been happening. We welcomed a new member to the Envi♥us new baby.....Isnt she beautiful! Works like a charm and has saved me countless hours of changing threads!

On a personal note, I chopped all my hair literally! It is now only about 2 inches long all over :O Took a bit of getting used to but it is so much easier to manage!

Christmas is fast approaching, like less than 1 month!! And no I havent even begun my Christmas shopping, slack I know! We still have one more birthday to get through first. Mr T is turning 7!! this Tuesday, Oh how time flies! Earlier this month little Miss C had her 3rd birthday, and a few weeks before that Mr M had his 5th birthday and started school!! Who told these kids they could grow up??!!

I am not a religious person but I spent this weekend creating "the story of Christmas" nappy. I was one of those flashbulb moments when the idea just came to me and I could picture it exactly how I wanted it too look.....the hard part was finding the embroidery designs that would look right! But I did, and this is the end result....
Im pretty pleased with how it worked out! And the coolest part - the cotton star fabric GLOWS IN THE DARK!! How cool is that!

I had a market on last weekend. The market it self was pretty slow but business was good for me. Sales have been improving each time which is great. I had made up sooo much stock, which meant I had to photograph, edit and upload to my website - which is more exhausting and brain numbing than you probably realise! But it was worth it as 90% of the stock sold the same night. Was hoping to keep at least a few nappies in stock, just so my website isnt bare when newcomers go to have a browse.

I have also been working on a newborn range to fit from 2.5kg-5kg For the little wee ones that can fit straight into a one size nappy.

Im sure there is lots more but as it is now after 2 am and I am starving hungry Id best go feed myself before falling into bed!

Til next time

p.s I will blog more often.... I will honest!!...Well I will try anyways! LOL

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Bit neglected!

Oops! Ok, so Im not the worlds best blogger!
I have been busy tho! 2 large wholesale orders + customs + stock + 5 kids on holidays = CHAOS!! There are nappies everywhere in my workroom! Working on a few "new" ideas....want a peak?? Hmm we'll see :P

I have also been learning to crochet! You tube is a wonderful teacher! And I have to mention my favourite blog Little Birdie Secrets for their gorgeous flower and heart crochet pattern & tutorial. I have also bought a few more patterns from them but havent yet attempted anything more complex than a headband! Hehe! These were the first ones I made, the first flower had an extra petal LOL .....really must remember to count! The headband I later used as an embellishment on a pair of trakkies I made for my daughter!

Must keep blogging....blogging.....blogging.....

Til next time

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Been a while!

Been pretty flat out finishing a wholesale order + customs and stock! Here is the pile, minus a few! Almost all with embroidery! Phew!

I have also been busy setting up my new website -email & DNS and all that jazz! Talk about confusing!! But it is all good now and tonight will be the first stocking....fingers crossed it all goes smoothly!

Now the first half of the wholesale order is done Im hoping to at least make a small dent in my customs list :D So I had better get crackin'!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

OSFM Front snap

I have made a few alterations to the front snap osfm.
Now the rise adjusting snaps will only have 2 per row rather than 3 and the tummy panel is slightly elastisized to give a more snug fit and prevent any gaping.
This is also one of the "patchworx" ive been working on. There will be a few of these up for grabs this month!

Tag line competition prize

I keep forgetting to add this! Dark purple and lime stripes with butterfly cotton banding, frills, lace and applique butterflies.
I hope she likes it!!

Friday, February 18, 2011

A few more OOAK's ive been working on....

Fun at the park

Ive added these to the website....



Moonlight Fairies

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Custom List

I have quite an extensive custom list atm!

Christie - Not ready to order
Corrine - DONE
Amanda - Layby
Katrina - DONE
Tabitha - DONE
Nicole - DONE
Fionna - DONE
Lisa - No reply
Anne -DONE
Christine  - Waiting on payment
KJ- Layby -DONE
Breezy -Waiting on order
Selvi- No reply
Bethanie- DONE
Telia- Cancelled
Lyn - not ready yet
Sarah - DONE
Michelle - Contacted
Aleisha - Layby
Jess - DONE
Claire - Layby
Anna - Contacted
Elsie - Layby
Teressa - Contacted
Carla - Contacted
Danielle - DONE
Sarah -DONE
Jennielee PASSED
Bridgette -PASSED
Tmeeka -DONE
Amanda -DONE
Michelle- DONE
Simone -PASSED
Christine -DONE
Marina -DONE
Tabitha- PASSED
Cindee- PASSED
Kaitlyn- DONE
Guinevere -DONE
Harmoney- PASSED
Jaymee Vanderheul - STARTED
Stephanie Ismee - DONE
Heidi Keehan -PASSED
Ajaye Hartley- NO CONTACT
Lisa Singh- PASSED
Lauren Ellerby- CONTACTED
Sarah Bray - DONE
Kate Muday-
Kristy Ferguson
Courtney Waldron
Teresa Hobbs
Desiree Bridger
Monique Dawson
Hannah Lynch
Sabrina Johnson
Tanya Caisley
Ramona Hobbs
Sabrina Campbell
Nick mcn
Nicole Vandelden
Mel Anderson
Sam Hill
Renee Hurley
Nicole Morrow
Ynonne Gascoyne
Maarja Valdman
Michelle Clarke
Jackie Franklin
Sharon Ellison
Kylie Twomey
Kristy Twist
Keirra Adlam
Kristie Peebles
Helen Duyster
Telia McKenna
Joanne Symonds
Kate Marston
Dani Francis
Krysta Playford
Kass Cornish
KJ Johns
Sam woodroffe

Tag line comp

I ran a competition on my facebook page this past wee. I wanted a tag line, and so recruited the help of my customers/likers. And boy did they come up with some good ones! It was hard to pick just one, I even needed DH's help and we finally cut it down to one.......Get Green...Get Gorgeous...Get EnVi♥us!! Sounds pretty good hey! The prize is a custom change-up with embroidery....and the lucky winner is Amanda Beard! Will update with pics later when the prize nappy is finished :)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Past creations

Here are a few OOAK nappies I have created

Vertical ruffles and beading

3D handmade flowers and beading

Vertical ruffles with beading

Embroidery with beading & 3D butterfly
3D tutu, ribbons and stars
Embroidery & 3D ribbons

Detatchable tutu!!
I decided to bite the bullet and start blogging. Im hoping this will help me keep track of what Im doing and where im at......well I can hope!

For those that dont know, Im the mum behind Envi♥us cloth nappies. I drafted/tested/re-tweaked both my front and side snap patterns til they were the trim, yet absorbent great fitting nappy available today :) Both styles are OSFM (one size fits most) fitting from around 4kg depending on the size and shape of your baby. They are an AI2 design (AI2 = all in 2, meaning there are 2 parts to the nappy - the shell and the absorbent booster) The booster is a lengthwise trifold, that can be folded to give extra absorbency where its needed.

I like to do creative things, something a little outside the square. I like to be different, not just following everyone else :)