Monday, September 28, 2009

A sweet Sale is hosting a giveaway for me!!!

Click the title above to link to her blog!

There are EIGHT ways to enter so you can win a fabulous pair of booties! Come back and leave a comment with each entry. Winner will be randomly chosen on October 1st. Name of winner will be posted on October 1st so be sure to check back to see if you are the winner. If prize is not claimed in 24 hours, another winner will be chosen. Good Luck!

1: Enter name (ex. Jane Smith)

2: Visit Rockin Mamas Etsy Shop and tell us what product you like. (ex. Jane Smith, Regal Skulls nursing cover)

3: Become a Follower of A Sweet Sale. ( Jane Smith, I'm a follower of A Sweet Sale)

4: Become a Follower of Rockin Mama Baby Gear. (Jane Smith, I'm a follower of RMBG)

5. Become a Fan of A Sweet Sale on Facebook. ( Jane Smith, I'm a fan on FB)

6 Become a Fan of Rockin Mama Baby Gear on Facebook. (Jane Smith, Fan of RM on FB)

7: Follow Rockin Mama on Twitter. (Jane Smith, Twitter)

8: Blog about this giveaway with a link to A Sweet Sale and leave a message saying you did!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Handmade Costumes Rock!!!





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This is Braydon's Halloween Costume. He wanted to be a skeleton this year (obviously) SO.... I bought a black pair of sweats that cost me $7.50 and a bottle of white fabric paint for $4.00 so I spent a total of $11.50! Yes I have invested several hours into painting the bones, but it's fun & I know he will love it! A skeleton costume at the store made of thin CHEAP polyester fabric is $30.00!! With this costume because they are made from quality sweats he can wear it over & over as Pj's or to hang out around the campfire in at the dunes!!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Who needs video games when you have a box?

So these are my wonderful, silly & imaginative boys AJ (short for Austin James) & Braydon.

I giggle just thinking about the crazy stuff they do LOL. So... my mom bought new chairs for the backyard. Before I continue I have to add that it has sort of become a tradition for my kids to make some sort of vehicle out of the box every time my mom gets something new. Also, my boys LOVE LOVE LOVE Army video games. I have to fight sometimes to get them away from those games & outside for some exercise!

So...... the box became a tank, and a large mailing tube for a poster became the barrel of their cannon. They spent hours in the box! They screamed from inside "the enemy approaches FIRE THE CANNON!"

LOL... which makes me think... I WANT A BOX TO PLAY IN TOO! haha

Monday, September 21, 2009

Custom Sew in Tags by Jennifers Jewels on Etsy

I got my very own custom tags for my baby gear! Woo Hoo! I love them! I made two new blankies tonight & sewed on my new tags! You can tell just by touching them they are a good quality, and you just sew them on! Easy as pie. She also has iron on available & tons of designs to choose from.

Click on the post title above to link to her Etsy shop :-)

"Rockin" Love Tattoo Baby - Matching Set

So I've been focusing more on making whole matching sets available for purchase. I have to say this on is my favorite :-) The Traditional tattoo designs on this fabric has an old school style. The background of the fabric is cream and the designs include a heart with Love in the banner, butterflies, sparrows, a rose with Hope in the banner etc...

This set includes:
Diaper Bag $40
Blankie $25
Hooter Hider (Breastfeeding Cover) $22
Burp Cloths $10

If you are interested in purchasing the whole set convo me on Etsy I would love to work out a great deal for you!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

This bag needed a live Model... LOL

Ok so every once and awhile I like to go through my items in my shop & make sure their pictures are doing them justice. Well this one definitely needed a live model. My basic white background picture was not showing the true size of this bag so I decided to model it myself (I HATE doing this haha) With the help of my loving hubby (Thanks Babe!) this bag has a great picture so you all can see it's TRUE size :-)

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Custom Bag for Roxanne

This Custom Bag is for my sister's friend Roxanne. I love this fabric! I have a Nursing Cover & burp Cloth Set in my shop made out of this fabric.

Thanks Roxanne!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Custom Orders

So here is one of two custom bags my friend Debbie has asked me to create. We had fun browsing through fabrics online and going to the fabric store to get the rest of the fabric for her lining etc... Great Bag, I'm sure her niece Lacie will love it!

I'm working on the second bag & will post pics as soon as it's done.

You don't have to have a baby to order one of my bags :-)

Here's feedback from a recent sale of one of my bags:

9/10/09 I love this! I actually got it for myself it holds my netbook perfectly and the wide straps make the heavy netbook not so hard to carry in the purse. Large pockets for all my pens, notepads, wallet, sunglasses, phone and keys. PERFECT! no one would ever guess it was a diaper bag. :) Thanks for a superior handmade product!

Thanks for looking, night all!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Simply Modern Damask Bag

This Bag is GINORMOUS!!! It's HUGE haha!

So I have gotten a lot of requests for a larger bag, well here it is...

well... actually it will be listed in the morning (9/10).

I figured in honor of my 1 year Etsyversary I would try a new pattern for a diaper bag. So, I bought the Amy Butler Birdie Sling Pattern. This bag is my 1st creation.

I love the Damask fabric, and its becoming more and more popular so I decided to take a crack at it :-) I paired it with stripes for a good bold POP! The two together are Classic & Gothic at the same time, and honestly it kinda reminds me of "The Nightmare Before Christmas" movie (one of my faves!)

And again this bag is very large. Just to give you an idea of how large it is: It takes roughly 5 yards of fabric, interfacing & fusible fleece to make it. And for my 1st time making it about 7 hours! whew!!! The pattern is easy to follow I'm just very thorough & tend to read a direction over & over to make sure I got it right. There is nothing I hate more than ripping seams & starting over haha!

I changed one of the pockets that come with the pattern by making it larger and adding elastic along the top (like in all my other bags) with 4 separations which are great for Baby Bottles, Glasses case, water bottles or anything else you want to organize into your bag.

Anyways before I bore you with all my sewing talk (which puts my hubby to sleep haha) check it out on my site I will list it first thing in the morning :-)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Quiet Sunday Morning

My daughter Jaila & my youngest son Braydon usually fight like cats & dogs. Jaila is the youngest and the only girl so she is automatically a pest to her brothers.

Sometimes I swear they hate each other until....

... You find them in moments like this!

LOL! Just had to share a little tid bit about my kids

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Day of the Dead Calaveras Purse

So I decided to try a new pattern just for fun. I have to tell you this pattern was NO FUN! I mean WOW! The way they designed this pattern was ridiculous! I am a perfectionist, especially when it comes to something I am planning on selling on my site. They designed this pattern so on the bottom inside the bag all the raw edges are showing. That is a big pet peeve of mine. I don't want to see the ugly raw sewn edges every time I open my purse!

Anyways so I modified the pattern as I was sewing it so that all the raw edges are on the inside. I estimated this bag would take me about an hour. It Took me 3 hours! Ugh! haha but in the end it turned out very cute. I made this one for me so I can appreciate it even though it was a pain in the butt! hahaha!

O don't worry... If you want one I have another one listed on my site just for you :-)