Wednesday, December 31, 2008
in other news: have you done anything about The Handmade Fiasco? If not, please take yourself over here to sign a petition, or over here to vote that this is one of the issues Mr. Obama takes a look at (it is currently #1 in the Economy Topics and voting closes today!). The new Law passed and will go into effect on February 10th if it does not get amended. Ick. If you have had the thought that this really won't effect you or what you make, please take a moment to reconsider that it probably will effect some one you know (me!) who makes something (anything!) for children. You can also click the link on the side bar to read more.
Monday, December 29, 2008
please visit one or more of these websites to learn more and contact your representive to let them know that targeting the entire children's market will not only effect our overall economy but, it will also distroy local handmade goods & toys and small businesses everywhere. it will also take away all of the beautiful wood toys that get imported from Europe.
Friday, December 26, 2008
i sent this photography and a short note to family and friends in snail-mail version. But i only did 36 of those family and friends to save a bit of money. So, for all the other friends i have out there in internet-land i wanted to share it with you as well!
merry christmas to one and all. we hope you are well. i haven’t written a christmas letter in a few years so i thought it was time for an update. This year’s ‘theme’ was Road Trip. In May we drove to N. Carolina to meet our newest (and first) nephew, Max. He is really cute in all of his baby-goodness, and we held him a lot while we were there. being with family we don’t see too often was really nice. and did i mention holding the baby a lot? our next road trip took us to Nebraska to help my parents tow a late 1940’s spartan manor trailer back to colorado. my dad has since sold it, but it made for a fun, vintage (we even slept in it one night), laid back road trip (because one has to drive slow-ish when towing such a trailer). when september rolled around tom and i took a ‘driving tour’ of southwest colorado (and moab too). we camped, i took a zilllion photographs, and tom drove and drove and drove.
boulder is nice. i work as a nanny with 2 charismatic children. tom is still at REI. Throw in some knitting (for me) and bicycle tinkering (for tom) and that’s another year here at our home.
we hope you had a lovely holiday season (although, it is not over yet.)
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
i have a had my very first diaper order generated from auntyemdiapers.com! it has been very exciting. so exciting in fact, that i went to denver to meet the women who was buying them (and we had cloth diapering 101). i loved every minute of it.
the website has been seeing some traffic, but i haven't been getting many emails with requests or questions. I'm sure people are looking for a way to order them. That is in the works and i have some creative ideas for doing it.
but i really should be sewing at the moment. i have another order to fulfill. yipee!
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
I am one of those that love photographs: i could just eat them up. So if you are curious to see more of the diaper photos, please head on over to the flickr and see them all. I did all the photography and film and a manual camera. And then do please, feel free to send them along to anyone you think might also be interested.
thanks to all my little birdies for spreading the word.
Monday, December 08, 2008
for some of you, the ones who read this, occasionally, because i post occasionally, you might have read (a long time ago) that i had a project i was working on.. but keeping it under wraps. well, i am ready to present that to ya'll now!
I introduce you to: Aunty Em Diapers. Cloth diapers and (soon to be) diaper covers for babies.
the fabric, snaps, patterns and more fabric have taken over the craft room, but in a really exciting new way. And i have new toys too: a snap press and a new sewing machine and webpage that is all mine! And i'm hoping a serger will be in the near future (gotta make a little money first).
It's definatelty a project i am really happy with and really look forward to pursuing. Take a look at the new website for all the information. if you have any questions, i'd love to hear from you.
oh, and one more thing: I'm on twitter now. i've even got it in the side bar here, so if you twitter too, give me a tweet, little birdie.