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Monday, June 30, 2008

This week's Cafemom Etsy Mom featured artist is.....

KRART!!! for her entry: YO!



FlutterBrush's Shop Announcement
Hello! You've arrived at the on-line shop of Kris Aro McLeod. I’m a children’s writer and illustrator. I’m a teacher and a mom. I’m thrilled. My first book will be coming out in September. It’s called HUSH-A-BYE COUNTING. It’s about dreams and love and beauty and just getting to sleep. It has pop-ups, lift the flaps, and lots of fun-filled rhyme! Check it out on Amazon.To see more of my work visit my website: www.krisaromcleod.comThanks so much for stopping by!

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Monday, June 16, 2008

This week's Cafemom Etsy Moms featured artists for our BUG OUT theme are....

BABYKAYSMOM for her Busy Bee Twirl Skirt and Tank outfit.




Custom Designed Children's Clothes

babykaysboutique's Shop Announcement
♥WELCOME♥ Thank you for stopping by Baby Kay's!I take great pride in each custom item I design. I do hope you see something you like or if you have a clothing creation in mind but just cant find it simply send me a custom request!
Look for these Baby Kay's Patterns..coming soon!- Pants and Capri Pattern- Twirl Skirt Pattern- Inserting Snaps into Rompers- How to Make a Ruffle~*~ Buy 1, Get 1 half off on all my patterns! ~*~

Little Bees Round top and Capris Outfit...available in any size


M2M Little Bees Button Covered Hair Clip


and gvillekilnbilly for her dragonfly mug!!

SheaClay Pottery

sheaclay's Shop Announcement
Welcome to SheaClay Pottery- Fine art for your table.I create my pottery on the wheel and alter, carve, stamp and/or decorate it by hand. I use food safe, lead free glazes and non toxic stoneware clay, which is then high fired for durability, suitable for use in the oven, dishwasher and microwave. My pots are meant to be given, used, and enjoyed!You can find out more about me and my work at http://www.sheaclay.com/Proud member of Cafe Etsy Moms- check out cemforcharity.etsy.com 100% of profits from cemforcharity sales goes to rotating charities. The current charity is March of Dimes. I'm offering a 10% discount on any item in this shop that is combined with an order for one of my items in the cemforcharity shop- each item to be shipped together to one address.Thanks for shopping! Stop back often, as I will be adding items hot from the kiln!

Blue Skies from now on


Lotta Latte or Lunch


Cool Moss mugs, pair

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Diaper Prefold 101






If you have looked around about cloth diapers you can recite the benefits in your sleep. The health for baby, environment, the cost... But sometimes it's hard to figure out how to put them on. This fun and instructional tutorial video shows various folds and how to execute them!

video

Thursday, June 12, 2008

My Favorite Fabric store

I know there are a lot of fabric stores out there on line, tons maybe, but if you dont mind I would like to share this site with you. I love this store because of their wide selection of fabric and designers. Selection ranges anywheres from 3 Sisters to Amy Butler, Joel Dewberry to Free Spirit, Marcus Brothers to Tula Pink. Before I forget to mention the name of the site... www.quilthome.com. This store is great, prompt shipping, courteous people, and a great feature. This great feature is called the design cart. If you find a fabric you love, you put it in this tool and as you browse through the other fabric looking for fabrics that compliment this other fabric, browsing through other designers, manufacturers, colors, themes, no matter where you go that fabric stays in that little feature at the front page and you dont have to go back flipping through looking for that one again later to do comparison, it is right there, no changing tabs, putting it to your favorites or anything. In my opinion this feature is great (or I am easily amused) as a quilter and a clothemaker this is a great asset, makes my shopping a lot easier. Quilthome.com's main goal is to become a valueable source for quality quilting supplies, information and inspiration. Now on the downside this site does not offer Michael Miller fabrics. and that is the only qualm I have with this site. But honestly I can get that from another site so that really isnt that big of a problem. Another thing I like about this site is if you spend more than $150, you get free shipping. This is awesome in my opnion becasue I can easily spend tht much money just to make one quilt. Personally I love this site, and havent found a serious flaw with it. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I have, if you choose to take a look at it.

Monday, June 9, 2008

AeBaby is this week's Cafemom Etsy Mom's featured artist...

for her entry : Child Sugar Cookie Bake Set




a place with whimsical, posh and custom choices

aebaby's Shop Announcement
Thank you for visiting ae baby. Here you will find a variety of unique items for Mom, baby and tot. Lots of care and detail go into everything so you can be sure that everything will be perfect. Special requests are always welcome, please see convo me or see my alchemy page. Thanks.I'm very happy to be a part of the Etsy community and a member of Etsymom and CafeEtsyMom.

Britax Marathon Replacement Car Seat Cover, Pink Paisley


Friday, June 6, 2008

Making sheet sets

How to make a bedding sheet set

I love to make my own fitted sheets and they are so easy to do. I get the right width material from http://www.fabric.com/ type in 108" and it will take you to the right page, there arent many color choices but with the right flat sheet and embroidery work, they come out looking wonderful. In fact I just finished a birthday sheet for a little boy that came out looking awesome.

Measurements you will need:

Length of mattress (L):

Width of mattress (M):

Depth of mattress (D):

For crib sheets add 4 inches and 8 inches for all other mattresses, this is what will tuck under the mattress. (for formula we will call this number T)

Now for the math

Length of fabric to cut fomula: L + (2 x D) + (2 x T).

Width of fabric to cut formula: W + (2 x D) + (2 x T).

Now to do the fun part. Making the sheet.

Cut fabric to your dimensions. At corner take out D+T, so if your number says 12 take 12 inch squares out of your corner, leaving you with 4 cut out squares, 1 from each corner.

Pin two sides of these squares together and sew. Leaving a point in place of the square hole you just cut out. Do this for all corners.

If you have one serge or zigzag stitch all sides of fitted sheet, just to make it nice and neat, also makes it look more professional.

Hem all sides with 1/2 inche seam.

Measure 8 inches in from corner to place elastic on long sides of sheet for crib sheets and 11 inches for all other sizes.

Thread elastic through hems, and zig zag stich while pulling it taut. Secure each end of elastic in place.

And now you are done. Put your new fitted sheet on your mattress and be amazed at the new thing you just made.

For your flat sheet, use the same measurements except at the head of the sheet make a 8 inches hem and 1/2 inch hem on all other sides, and now you a have sheet set.

If you want you can go the next step and make matching pillow cases. cut out a 30 x 40 rectangle, fold over and sew one long side and one short side. serge it if available. Make a 4 inch hem at the top and you are done.

Have fun ladies.

Monday, June 2, 2008

This Week's Cafemom Etsy Moms Featured Artist is....


BABYKAYSMOM!!!

for her entry Girls Custom COWGIRL peasant style dress, in our YEEEEHAAAAAW theme.
babykaysboutique's Shop Announcement

♥WELCOME♥ Thank you for stopping by Baby Kay's!I take great pride in each custom item I design. I do hope you see something you like or if you have a clothing creation in mind but just cant find it simply send me a custom request!

Look for these Baby Kay's Patterns..coming soon!- Pants and Capri Pattern- Twirl Skirt Pattern- Inserting Snaps into Rompers- How to Make a Ruffle~*~ Buy 1, Get 1 half off on all my patterns! ~*~

Girls Beach Fun custom dress Top and Capris Outfit...available in any size

Father's Day Gift Idea

Here are a lot of homemade Father's Day Gifts from our Cafemom Friends.



Start off with my Chocolate Banana Dad's Shirt Dress:


What little girl wouldn't look absolutely adorable in this dress made from an Izod Men's Dress Shirt, and old vintage lace?

Then, heres a fantastic gift for Dad by GazedUponGlass:

Brown Dad Keychain

How about a Sterling Tie Chain with Stone from Hecate's Store??



Then, to top it all off... this Big Dot Green Tie, by Me and Matlida!



Golf (Cookies) Anyone?


Guys can like candles too. How about these?


How about giving him some peace and quiet for Father's Days?


How about donating something to the troops for Father's Day?


Is your favorite Father a photographer? How about a button magnet?


What about something yummy for his tummy? Silly, huh?


Something to hold his warm drink, and support a charity at the same time.


And a unique way to open his favorite drink with this music themed bottle opener by mizusugi.


Just click on the picture to see more about the creative product for your favorite guy.