Saturday, April 17, 2010

April update

It's been a while between blogs. I was flat out all the way through March with a very successful Great Down Under Nappy Hunt. However, as March progressed and my pregnancy progressed, it became increasingly apparent that my intention of finishing up at the end of May had to happen sooner.

So I revised my plan and my intention has been to finish up at the end of this month. Again however, as April has progressed, my pain increased and while I'm doing my very best to stock up as much as possible for the time I'm taking off sewing, I've had to take a few breaks in between.

I have been diagnosed with SPD, which limits the amount of time I can stand/walk/sit...well, function really! So I've been taking it as easy as I can, and doing small bits of work in between. It's been difficult with a 2.5 and 4 year old running around my feet, but I'll get there.

I still hope to have as much completed as possible so you won't notice that I'm taking a sewing break. As far as you'll be aware, parcels/orders will still be going out, but I won't be taking any customs until August.

The plan is to make one last batch of night nappies, and add to the Minky Days stock that I have already. Fingers crossed I can get there before the end of the month, or before my body gives in entirely!


What's new

Really, something new when I'm taking time off sewing? Absolutely!!!

1. Side snapping Minky Days in AI2 and Velour Pockets are almost ready to be released. I hope to have them started this month and you may see them officially released towards the end of May.

2. 'Classic' OFSM no nonsense PUL nappies will be added to the range. These have touch tape fasteners so perfect for day care, dad's or other carers. They are different from many other touch tape nappies because there are NO scratchy bits to rub against bubs hips. Personally, I never came across a touch tape/velcro nappy that didn't scratch against either of my son's hips, and it didn't matter if they were 3 months old or 3 years old. It's taken 2 years for me to finally get to this stage as I wanted to make sure I found the right materials.

3. Fireflies...there seems to be quite a buzz around about fireflies. I wonder what it can be? Keep updated with the blog and Facebook. All will be revealed in due course.

Thanks everyone!