Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Consumer Product Safty Improvement Act

I am very worried that my Zoo will have to close. I have not the money to pay for the extra testing, or the to make a large quantity of one animal. Even if I wanted to. speaking for myself when I make a KZ quilt I want to make a quilt that will be special and not nesacarily one of a kind but not on found on every corner either. If I had to make 15 of each one I made I would spend a month or more on just one animal and there would be no verity in my shop. and add more to the final price.
I shopped for all my gift on etsy this year because I like knowing that the thing I bought for my family are not mass produced and special. they are special because people, individuals put a part of themselves into every part of making them. I understand we do not want to sell things that are bad or even dangerous for anyone. most of the thing that are found dangerous are thing that have been imported from countries that we have been outsourcing to and they don't care about the way they are made.
I work at a department store and one day I tried to find the made in the USA label I was dumb struck to see first hand how hard it was. I found china, Mexico, and India. but it took me three hours to find one label made in the USA. I find that sad.
when this new law goes into effect will the number be even smaller.
OK I am going to get of the soap box
I just needed to vent.
I just hope my animal don't become extinct.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Merry Christmas

I want to share a personal story. One Christmas when my kids were small someone left food and gifts on my front porch. the note said simply "from Santa". That year was one of the best Christmas I have ever experienced. I really did not have any money. I finally got out of a abusive marriage and was really struggling to make it. A couple of days later we went to a second had store to get a little tree($2 dollars) and a few thing to put on it we could not make. While in the store Santa came and asked my daughter what she wanted for Christmas. She was 7 then. Well she told Santa that we were getting a little tree but next year we would maybe get a bigger one and all she wanted was a new doll, and maybe a ring. Santa told her to pick out a tree and anything else to decorate the tree and he would get it for us. So Santa bought us our Christmas tree. I still use that tree (now 12 years old) and each year as we put it up we often talk about how we have the only tree paid for my Santa. I can't explain the hope others have giving me. The tree and gifts we received ment more to me that anything else that year. and the tree has reminded us every year since that people still care and are willing to help one another
Now you know why the minute I could afford to I adopt a family for Christmas. This year I have both adopted a family and asked for help from elves so I will buy for a family and give to people I don't know but can give more from myself this way. I hope this help other to remember that even thought we are not doing well. there are others worse off than we are. I am by no means rich but it don't take much to help others. I am giving my time more than anything else and some mailing fees.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

I have been having computer problems so I am not for a bit,useing my DH's laptop. I am going to make some blanket shaped like the quilts but lighter weight. they will be less expensive because they will not take as long to make as the quilts do. so keep watching hopefully before christmas.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Been sick getting better

Sorry I have not been posting lately but I got sick and am still recovering. I am feeling much better now.
I checked the diffrence between the week I had the add and the following week no add. big diffrence. But I did not really get more sales. I hope that it will improve soon. I will be listing a new Item hopefuly by the end of the week so come by and check it out in a few days.
have a great day.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

advertising does it help?

I posted an add on Majaba. I rote down all of my views and hearts. Well then I ended up in two treasures. Not that I am complaining I really apriciate the pick and love being in them as much as I love to make them. But makes it hard to check if it is the ad or the treasury. So when both treasury's were done, I once again wrote the hearts and the views. I made a sale, my views have been going up and I have gained 19 hearts. So I am sure the ad has been helping. Whoo-Hoo.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

I am having a give away but it is through Etsy

There is a thread running right now if you can be the last person to post for a full 24 hours you will win a Kuddle Zoo swaddling blanket. This is not a quilt but a lightweight blanket so your baby don't get to warm.

I am posting Photo's so you will know what you are trying to win. good luck to all.
P.S. the baby in the photos is a life size newborn baby. 20 inches long and wearing newborn clothes.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

treasury in Etsy

I love doing treasuries on Etsy.
I like to try to pick things that make people want to click and titles that get your attention. I don't always make it but I give it a heck of a shot. I got one today and it will run for two days.
feel free to check it out. Or try to make one of your own. Sorry so short today but I need a nap worked all night. Have great day

Friday, October 10, 2008

Been a couple of days sorry

Hi everyone I know it has been a couple of days. It has been hectic here. I have been sick and we are also putting on a new roof. I bet some of you have been there. I am having a giveaway in the forums on etsy. the one to post at 500 get a mystery snuggler. one that has just been made. I have three new ones that i will be posting in the next couple of days. I am also wondering about making washcloths. So I am going to make a couple and see what happens. I like the face that they are bigger than normal washcloths and can be used by anyone not just kids. . well thanks for reading. Have a great day.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Boy am I haveing a ball

I always love to give something of myself to others. Every more so when I made it with my own hands. I made my first Kuddle Zoo Swaddling quilt as a gift not really thinking it would grow to a herd of animals and a couple of friends. It is something I really enjoy. I also like to think that someone is loving something I made just for them. I am giving one away in another blog I am being featured in the 6th is the last day so anyone wanting one for free that is the place to go. beside that she has some great thing there to see too. I have been reading through the comments and want to thank all the wonderful people and the great things everyone is saying. you all rock.
as always have a great day good night to you all or morning to you that sleep nights.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Wow you can win some great things

Wow I just won a great ring in a contest. So I am on top of the world. CatherinetteRings has one of the most unique and beautiful rings I have ever seen. I got luck to get one from here. Go check them out she has something for everyone.

Don't forget to check out the giveaway in so you might win a free snuggler. Good luck and have a great day!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

share with me your blog

I would love to find more blogs and blog ideas. So please leave me your blog and i will check it out later tonight. thanks

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

My anniversary this month help me celebrate

I am so excited I am being featured in another blog and we are having a giveaway. come check it out. enter and see if you win.

This month is FREE SHIPPING for everyone to celebrate. You don't have to do anything extra. I have removed all the shipping cost. So you save but just for this month. It is also EtsyBABYs birthday so check out the saving in other shops.

EtsyBABY© is celebrating their 1st Birthday this October!!! Team Members are celebrating with discounts, free shipping and free baby goodies through October 1st - 10th!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I am being featured in a blog

Hi everyone I am being featured in a blog. this is the address
go here and enter to win a Kuddle Zoo snuggler horse. He is soft and cuddly and perfect for just about anyone. So go there and I hope you win. thanks for looking and have fun


I was just thinking about how sometimes it seems like you're never going to sell anything. That maybe your stuff is not as good as you think or nobody but your friends would really buy it. Then poof you get a sale, you spirit soars and you know you had a great idea you just had to wait to get others to see it. That is part of the ride, one you take when you put what you think is a good idea out there to be judged by others. But on that ride you have to remember there is no bad ideas just different ones. It is a lot of work to start a shop or business. Making something with you own two hands with ideas from you own mind. but is is well worth the rewards.
ok off the soapbox and I am going to nap.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Yeah its alway a good day in the Kuddle Zoo

I am having a great day I got to package form two of my favorite people and I sold a snuggler.
So I am a happy camper. I have with a little concern and much apprehension made my own tags. for my KZ snugglers. I am tickled that I gave one a bath and it made it through the wash and tag is still there. I was worried the tag would be OK the the ink would wash out. It came out great. So for those of you that want to make your own tags you can do it with a simple stamp, ink pad and Ribbon. looks great and easy. now I am going to take a nap.
thanks one and all have a great day.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

I am Sooo excited!!!

Hi this is a great day I have been waiting and waiting for the copyright registration to get approved. O found out that both of them have been Approved. All of the Kuddle Zoo quilts are protected legally. The snugglers are on there way. for those of you wondering about Copyrighting you wonderful things. there are tons of treads about it on or you can got to the copyright office online. To get the info. You can register to do it online which is not to bad. the thing you want to remember is to sign the paperwork. I know this because I was so nervous that I forgot and it is taking forever to get it on one of my copyrights. If you have a few items you can copyright a collection, all at once. Well I got to go to bed now thanks all and have a great day.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Good after noon all

I have gotten a couple of followers yesterday thanks, and I want to say thanks to Jen for you comments and everyone else for just checking my blog out. sorry so short today but I am just a bit tired. and I have to go back to work tonight. Yeah our team.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Naming my little KZ

I still did no't have any idea what I was going to call my little blanket for lack of a better word. So I was talking to a freind when the Idea of a a new name, Kuddle Zoo Snuggler. Wow that name fit for me and I think it is a cute name I hope it catchs on. sorry this is a short post but today I am at a loss for words.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A day of to work on my second job(LOVE)

I started a few mini Kuddle Zoo snugglers I will be posting them later today. I had read a while ago that you could make your own tags for the things you make. So I have been experimenting with different Ideas and I think I got a tag that will work. So check it out later.
For those of you wondering how of what i did I first folded and sewed some muslin. which worked but I think they are to big, so I went and bought some ribbon used a stamp I bought on etsy and now have a great tag. I think.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

a great morning

Hi one and all. I have the next couple of days off and will get some sleep today. maybe I won't be so cranky. I am working on a new mini kuddle zoo this weekend. My weekend is in the middle of the week. So the next couple of days is my weekend. I will try to get a few done. and I am working of making one of the original Cows. The original cow had udders that if you held it by the head and tail, the utters dangle. people love them but they take so much time to make. I want to celabrate this is sort of an anniversary quilt it will be 3 years ago I made the first one and it took me a year to give it to who I made it for.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Hazard 2

This has come up before. and pretty much to the same conclusion. I take this to heart. The last time was in a forum and about 95 percent of the people like the faces and do not agree with the hazard from suffocation.
I have taken great pains to try to make sure the quilts are safe. They are made from two pieces of material a top and a bottom. So that arms and legs wont fall off. Faces are embroidered so they won't come free and choke a baby or toddler. They are quilted (stippled) for durability and if they get a hole it will be harder to rip and will keep the rip or hole small.
I went to work last night and took a poll from mothers both old and young. I also talked to friends I have had for years and I asked them all what they thought of the question. Many have seen the quilts some have some one and a few I had to show them photos. one of my friend makes a great point. she said" When I brought home my first baby they showed me how to wrap him in a receiving blanket. There was a part of the blanket left free to cover the baby's face so the wind and cold would not hurt his skin. they also told me to tuck it under the baby when IT was not needed. They also told me to cover him with a heavy blanket. Again to protect his face. and he is now 18 years old. All of my friends did the same. As with anything you have to use common since. You don't just leave it over their face when it is not needed. not to mention all of the nursing mothers that would risk their babies for the sake of privacy. Didn't they cover their baby's head so people don't stare." So most mothers agreed with her statement. Another woman asked me what was the difference between covering you baby for a few second from the car to the house with a blanket and the elastic car seat covers, the ones with the flap you can open. So there are some thoughts from other mom.
P.S the photos with the baby whose face is covered is a doll. Not a real baby.
Thanks to Kim for the comment. I appreciate your thoughts and your suggestion.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Are my Quilts hazardous.

I received a question today about my quilts are they hazardous to the baby. meaning will they cause a suffocation hazard. This is the response I posted and I hope to answer anyone else's questions about the same issues. I will post the same Photos here so all can see the same thing

I have included photos for the side view of the blankets so you can see the gab the is built in to every blanket I also send directions for how to wrap the baby. I also warn all who but the quilts that you should never leave the baby unattended while the face is over the baby's head. I have made over 30 of these quilts and they all have a special baby to love. no harm has come to any baby. they are very warm and not usually great for sleeping in my grand baby slept in his when staying at my house(My house is really cold). I sent you a photo if that too. I hope that answers all of your concerns. I tried to make them as safe as possible. the only reason I have used the face was to cut down the wind in the baby's face.

Friday, September 19, 2008

sick and tired

I am sick today and just got off work just a quick hello and thanks to the two great people that left encouragement and nice comments about my new experiment. I will have to get more photos up here and more ideas I received my first copyright on all of my swaddling quilts so the are copyrighted and registered. now I am just waiting for the certificate. that is so cool I did not think I would ever have an idea that I could kind of own. anyway
I work nights so there will be days I do not post but on my days off I will every one of them.
have a great day. and I hope all of you that read this can understand threw my grammar and spelling mistakes. I do use spell check but you never know. I think it's out to get me.
have a great day.

First one

I sell Kuddle zoo quilts. the are soft and warm and cute if you want to see them go here.
this is my shop and the only place you can get on except through me directly.
I started to make them as a joke to cheer up a friend. she loved it but asked what can I do with it? her's covers her water cooler. A young friend came by with a fussy baby I told her she should swaddle him. but she did not know how and had not blanket. so I grabbed one of my animal quilts and the Kuddle Zoo swaddling quilt was born.

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