Thursday, October 6, 2011

Oh Neglected Blog, what is going on at A Lovely Start...

Yes, I am still around!  Things have been busy at A Lovely Start these days.  If you are on Facebook, be sure to hop over to our fan page.  Things are always hoppin' over there!  That is where to be to get all the notices about stockings and lots of special offers, sales and auctions!
I am currently part of an amazing "Character themed" auction at Manely Recycled by Audioamy Fan Page on Facebook!  I have this truly unique My Little Pony upcycled longies up for grabs! Auction closes Monday, October 10, 2011!

You can find A Lovely Start stocking regularly at Bitty Fluff on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month and A La Mode on the 15th of the month on Hyena Cart.  My own poor Cart has been neglected, but I hope to get a regular monthly or bi-monthly stocking date happening for it as well in the New Year.
Tomorrow, October 7, 2011, I have this fabulous little girls set stocking at Bitty Fluff.

I also have a New Years goal to get back to blogging regularly as well.  In addition to highlighting the items I am working on, I would like to write some general Cloth Diapering and other posts that represent me, my philosophies and my business, as well as answer some common questions I get.

So please continue to stick around!  I will see more of you soon. I will leave you with some pictures of some products I have recently completed!

Cashmere "Fish in a Bag" Upcycled Longies

Alexander Henry's 'Apples and Pears' Hanging Kitchen Wetbag

 Merino Upcycled Owl Footies

Merino Dino Dudes Upcycled Shorties

Amy Butler's Love Series "Paradise" Hanging Kitchen Wetbag


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hyena Cart News!

I am excited to announce A Lovely Start has become a regular vendor on two popular Hyena Cart Congos!  A La Mode and Bitty Fluff have welcomed me to their groups of talented mamas and you will now be able to find me stocking my wares each month on these great congos!

What is a Congo, you ask?
A congo is like a little online "mall" or "craft fair" where all the vendors work together to offer the shopper a nice variety of products from one location.
You must sing up for a Hyena Cart account to purchase from here, but it is easy and essential the same as purchasing directly from me.

A La Mode
This will be the new home for my wetbags, pail liners, hanging diaper pails, wipes, kitchen wetbags, unpaper towels, change pads and gift sets.  New items will be stocking on the 15th of every month with the first stocking this Friday, April 15th at 7:00pm Hyena Time!
The following are a sample of what kind of goodies you will find from A Lovely Start on A La Mode!
Apple Gift Set includes Change Pad, Wetbag, Wipes Bag, and 4 wipes!

Apple Gift Set includes Change Pad, Wetbag, Wipes Bag, and 4 wipes!

Change Pad, Wipes Bag and wipes gift set!

Fun custom gift set!  Two change pads, 2 wetbags, 2 wipes bags, and 10 wipes!

Bitty Fluff Congo
Bitty Fluff is such a fun congo as it is All Newborn, All the Time!  I just love making itty bitty newbie stuff.  I will be stocking on Bitty Fluff on the first Friday of the month and usually on the third Friday as well.  I was a guest vendor with these wonderful ladies in March and I was flattered to be invited to join them on a regular basis starting in April!  My debut regular stocking with Bitty Fluff was April 1st and I will be participating in the  Scrappy Stocking this Friday, April 15 at 2:00pm Hyena Time!
Here are some photos of the kind of things I will be stocking at Bitty Fluff!
Wool interlock Scrappy Snappy Wrap!

Small embellished shorties!

Owl Longies and Cross wrap top!
Cashmere Owl Shorties!
Lady Bug Pocket Diaper and Embellished Cross wrap top.

Rock 'n Roll Gift set!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Vacation Time!

I just wanted to let everyone know I will be on Vacation March 15th to the 22nd. In preparation, I have a clearance sale going on over at my Facebook page.  If you are not on Facebook, you can still see the album and send me an email to purchase an item.

FaceBook Spring Sale!

This sale runs only until Monday March 14th 6:00pm (MST), so go check it out now!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Busy Busy Busy...

Thought I should get a post up of some of the latest things happening at A Lovely Start and share some pictures with you! My FaceBook page has been buzzing lately with new products and giveaways! I know some of you don't have a FB account, so I need to hold a giveaway over here on the poor neglected blog. Tell you what, if I get 100 follows over here, I will hold a giveaway over here! *wink*

News: March 4th is my guest appearance on Bitty Fluff! I have so much to do for that stocking and I think I still need to confirm my place with them. The time sure gets away on me!

What I have been sewing up:
Wool Footies Gift Set

Lots of Super Soft Deluxe Waterproof Change Pads

A bunch of multisize diapers. These come in two sizes, Size 1 (NB/s/m) and Size 2 (m/l/xl)

Some more Appliqued longies

And there is so much more going on right now! Will try to post some more really soon!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

A Lovely Start is "In The Spotlight"...

I am excited to have been featured on Creatively Canadian's Blog In The Spotlight feature! You can go have a read to get to know me a bit better, see a pail liner review she posted and find a great discount being offered!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Hyena Cart Stocking Feb 4! Upcycled Woolies and some clearance items!

Today is the first big stocking at A Lovely Start on Hyena Cart! I am very excited! It will be at 3:00 Hyena Time (EST) and there is a lot being stocked.  I have been working on more embellished longies and footies.  Oh how I love doing these!  Here are a few I have completed and will be on Hyena Cart today!






I also have a bunch of things in the Specials and Sales category.  I have been doing some cleaning in me sewing room and want to clear out some things as I get ready for my spring sewing!  Take a peek to see if there are any great deals you don't want to miss! Here are a couple things you will find in the sale.





Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sneak Peaks and News...

I am excited to be a guest vendor on the Hyena Cart Congo - Bitty Fluff in March!  A Congo is like shopping at `Mall`online.  Bitty Fluff Congo is a group of vendors that all feature Newborn items and items that pamper new moms.  Items stock the first and third Fridays of each month at 2:00pm and in March, my items will be stocking along with many other great Newbie things!  Very Cool!

And I want to share some sneak peaks at some Upcycled woolies that will be available in my store soon!

A Lovely Baby Gift...

I made this cotton, bumpy minky, ribbon, and fleece Texture Lovely and and Change Pad set for a cousin`s new lil`bundle!

And I also included a hand dyed OBV Cuddle Blankie in blues and pinks.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Something New...

Are you looking for the perfect baby gift? Check out these!
I made some of these change pads up for some give-aways over the past few weeks.  I am so happy with them, and the response from the recipients was fabulous!   
Like this review from Stephanie: (can be found on my Facebook Page)
"I won a changing pad in the Hippo Bottoms 1000 fan giveaway and I just received it this afternoon - can I just say it is BEAUTIFUL! LOVE it! Great craftsmanship (or womanship, LOL) and the customer service was impeccable! Super fast shipping and very friendly correspondence - all in all one of the best transactions I have had with a WAHM for a while! Thank you so much!!! I LOVE my prize:)"

I will be adding them to my product line.  These Deluxe Waterproof Change Pads are very luxurious for your baby.  They are topped with ultra soft Minky which stays soft wash after wash.  Under the Minky, there is a layer of absorbent fabric to soak up any messes and to add some cushion.  Then there is some PUL to make the Change Pad Waterproof and a layer of fashion cotton because, well... because we all love pretty things!
I have a semi custom listing on Hyena Cart for a few current combinations I have available and I will be adding some fun new options soon!  To round out the perfect gift, add a matching wetbag or some wipes!



Sunday, January 9, 2011

Brrrr...It's cold outside!

What better time to pick up some wool footies for your little one! These are awesome at night or when you are out and about to keep baby feeling warm and dry.  I have a couple in stock on my Hyena Cart right now and a few more stocking tomorrow!

Cashmere Footies - Small
These are sooooo soft and cuddly!


Soft "Jean-look" Medium Footies
These little footies have leather soles for early walkers!

Head on over to my Hyena Cart to check them all out!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Well it is back to work for A Lovely Start!
This year is going to be an exciting year with some fun contests, hopefully some reviews, and a few changes!  So stay tuned!  Follow this Blog or Fan me on Face Book to be sure you do not miss a thing!

The first Big Announcement!   
My Hyena Cart is OPEN For Business!!! 

It is still stocking and I am working out some appearance stuff, but it is open for shopping!
I will be announcing a FUN & FABULOUS GRAND OPENING in the coming months, so be sure to watch for it!

That is it for now!  Happy 2011! I hope you keep coming back!