excuse our dust

We are currently making some changes to this site, including updating our team name, homepage, and graphics. Our shops are open and all the links to them are working, so please forgive our dust here, and go browse through our shops instead!

Friday, May 30, 2008

We Have a Treasury!

I was in the right place at the right time and was able to create a treasury!  Check it out:

mdcmoms etsy team treasury

I didn't know (or think about) it when I named it, but you can't change the list name once you've created it. Otherwise, I might have had a juicier title!

There are only a few spaces on the treasury so I couldn't include everyone, but if I have time tomorrow I might rotate in new ones. Creating gave me a chance to see some more of the work offered by our team--you guys are awesome!

Hope you all like it!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Knitting Gnome

I just added 2 new gnome dolls and a felted reusable lunch bag at my shop. Check it out!

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Friday, May 23, 2008



I'm Barbara (clemrose on MDC) and I'm thrilled be joining the Mothering Team.  I've had a chance to look at some of the items on offer by you creative mamas and am in awe!

I love sewing, knitting, crafting, cooking, gardening, reading, writing and, of course, mothering. I have a very sweet fifteen month old baby girl who inspires me everyday.  Because of her I've become dedicated to living my life creatively.  For me that sometimes means getting out in the garden, or experimenting with a new bean recipe, and often, sewing.  

I've been sewing for years, on and off. Shortly after my daughter was born I began sewing clothes for her. Well, I've loved it so much that I am now offering some of the clothing I've designed on etsy.  Right now my shop consists mostly of soft-soled baby shoes, but I do offer some other clothing for babies and toddlers.  When time permits I give a peek into my life on my blog at bgtw.typepad.com.

The Woodland Nursery

We will be introducing our new little felted babies to Etsy soon. They are needle felted, 100% wool and so soft and sweet. Each one measures roughly 3" long and is one of a kind. Each babe comes with a wee birth certificate for the adopting child to write in the name they choose for their baby. A portion of the proceeds for each will go to our local wildlife rehab/rescue center for the care of real woodland babies. And they are not just for kids, grown ups like to nurture little things, too!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Seed saving and screen print goodies

I've been slowly stocking my shop but wanted to share a couple new items Im quite pleased with.
My husband designed the heart and I hand screenprinted it onto blank cards. I love these! Mostly because the detail is rad but also because its so versatile. It can be used for several different holidays and times of recognition.

Jon and I are a seed saving family. We grow some of our own food and save the seeds to use in our garden next year. We've decided to share our love of sustainability.

Each small packet of seeds comes with a hand drawn art card, perfect for a gift.

Beansricerevolt is a husband and wife cooperative, making something for everyone!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Prevent them from ESCAPING!

Door Knob Covers can be a great deterrent for little escapees! They are crocheted from either wool or acrylic and can fit either round or flat door knobs.

It is tied on to your doorknob. Little hands find it difficult to grab the knob and turn it as the cover will follow his/her hands. Naturally adults and older children have no trouble opening the door. It is much easier than fumbling around with clunky plastic covers and can be crocheted in the colour of your choice!

I also have some fantastic make up bags coming soon that were made by my highly artistic sister. Keep an eye out for them.
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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Nativity Set Subscription

I have listed a limited number of subscriptions for needle felted Nativity Sets at Hyena Cart ~ I plan to list complete sets at Etsy in the fall (very limited number) but I thought I would mention to folks that there are 3 slots remaining for these sets at 20% off by subscription (paid monthly).

The set pictured here is not a Nativity Set, but this is the size and style! Full details are here.