Tuesday, October 27, 2009

What is in the works?

First and foremost the lotteries/drawings for the testers will begin on 11/02/2009 and you will have 1 week to enter for a chance to win a FREE diaper to test. There will be 8 diapers 4 mediums and 4 larges. Please visit our store to find out more: http://hyenacart.com/MonkeyToeDiapers/index.php?c=11&p=15667

Here is a peek at what our store is going to look like. I am working with Andrea at Wanted Web design

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Non Diaper Post: Armature #2 "Jack"

Ok here is the second prop I built for Mark's Haunted Garage and I call him Jack. Yes I carved a Funkin and then glued it to a piece of PVC to use as a head and this time I used the chicken wire to fill out the belly and my husband was impressed. LOL

NON diapers Post: Armature #1 "Gas Mask Dude"

Ok this has nothing to do with Monkey Toe Diapers or Sugar Plum Baby but it was a lot of fun. My hubby is very much into Halloween so much so he runs 2 haunts here is his web site. www.markshauntedgarage.com

I made this PVC Armature Prop with out help from my husband. I even ventured to Loews and bought the parts I needed. If I can make this anyone can. I am only so so with the power tools but I am proud of my work and I am driving Mark crazy wanting to build more I think.

I call him Gas Mask Dude and of course I got teased for not putting chicken wire on him to fill him out.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Fabric We will be using and a Rayon of Bamboo warning!

Ok Ok, the not so good stuff first. We as WAHM"S and consumers have been somewhat mislead. There has always been some confusion with bamboo fabrics and now the Federal Trade Commission has issued statements about these fabric and how we need to label them. I always order my fabric from reputable coops and they have provided proof the fabrics are indeed "Rayon made of Bamboo". I will not use terms like organic or green when listing the "Rayon made of Bamboo". Rayon is a man made fabric that is made from the cellulose of plants and trees. The process involved in making the fabric is toxic and not very green.

We will still continue to use the Rayon made of bamboo/cotton blend fleece and velour. There is no denying the fact that this fabric is excellent diaper fabric but not a green fabric like cottons and hemps are.

Right now Susan has a roll of 90/10 Cotton Poly Sherpa Blend that she will be using on One Size Very Baby diapers and regular Sugar Plum Baby Diapers.

We do plan to in the spring to get an order of Hemp/Organic Cotton blend fleece to use to make night time diapers and regular Sugar Plum Baby Diapers. Hemp/Organic Cotton is certainly a green fabric.

100% Poly Micro-Fleece will be used in night time diapers and to top soaker pads in the sherpa diapers for wicking.

From time to time we will have Cotton/Poly Blend Velours to use with the hemp in regular Sugar Plum Baby Diapers.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

What on Susan's cutting table?

Hi All

Yes I am trying to squeeze in a few more diapers this week before I need to focus on cleaning my house and getting ready for Spooktackular on Friday 23 and Halloween on Saturday the 31st.

Currently I have 3 more medium Sugar Plum Baby diapers to sew and 1 large. I will have 8 total diapers ready to go in November for testers on my new snap layout. I will be having these available for lottery but there will be restrictions the 3 I can think of right now is:
  1. Your baby needs to be able to test the diaper now because I need the feed back I want to roll these out in January if possible for sale. So please do not add your name to the lottery unless your little one can use the diaper.
  2. Only 1 free diaper per house hold for the testing
  3. No International shipping on these sorry, I will not be charging anything for these diapers including shipping so I need to keep costs down.
My goal is to have these ready for lottery the beginning of November and the lottery will be available for 5 days at our Hyena Cart Store.


Monday, October 5, 2009

Fitted Cloth Diapers

You have it after a long 2009 and really wanting to close Susan is going to keep things open at www.monkeytoediapers.com and www.sugarplumbaby.com

Susan will be sewing on a limited basis:
~Very Baby One Size Diaper
~Very Baby Newborn Diaper
~Sugar Plum Baby Diapers Newborn-Large Sizes
~Plum Night Diapers
~A few odds and ends.

Susan will be specializing in fitted cloth diapers. Fitted cloth diapers were a favorite of Susan's. They were the best type of diapers that fitted her son and also the most absorbent. Allen was a power soak-er and struggled with AIO's

What is a fitted cloth diaper?

Fitted Cloth Diapers are shaped like disposables and usually you fasten them with snaps or Velcro and there is elastic at least in the leg areas to contain the mess. Fitted cloth diapers are not water proof you will need a diaper cover for them but typically they are usually a little more absorbent then AIO's and dry a little fast because of no water proof barrier to slow the dry times.

More to come next time!