Friday, February 20, 2009

And the winner is............


Congratulations Becky. You won the Mama shoe contest. I'll send you a pair of surprise shoes when I send your testers.

Thank you ladies, you have all been so patient and kind. I am getting closer and can't wait to start shipping the shoes!!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Unreal Baby: Policies & Procedures

IMPORTANT: Please be aware of my policies and procedures prior to placing an order with me. I strive to provide excellent customer service and communication is the first and most important factor for me. If you ever have any questions, comments or concerns you are always welcome to contact me directly. In fact, I welcome it. Thank you! ~ Debra, Unreal Baby

I create hand made sewn and crocheted products for you and your child. The patterns I use are either my own creations or made while using cottage industry licenses. If you would like more information on where and how my products were created or information on my licenses please contact me. I respect my fellow WAHM business owners and would never intentionally misuse their products or patterns.

Pricing: I price each individual item based on the time involved, intricacy and the materials that are used in creating a product. For example, one pair of medium longies may cost $45 while another pair of medium longies will cost $75. The first pair were made from Lion’s brand wool and the second pair were made from hand dyed wool from a WAHM. If you are familiar with the cost of wool then you will understand the cost difference between the two. If you are ever curious as to why I price an item the way I do you are more than welcome to ask me. I will always let you know how I came to that decision.

Payments: I accept all forms of PayPal. If you pay by E-check it must clear prior to me starting your custom or shipping an in-stock item. A non-refundable deposit of $10 is required for all custom spots. Once the custom has been completed you will receive an invoice for the remaining balance including shipping. Payments are due within 7 days of receiving the invoice. Because we are only human, I understand that special circumstances do arise so if you have concerns with being able to make the final payment contact me to discuss your options. If payment is not received I reserve the right to re-list the item for sale.

Shipping: Items will be shipped through USPS and will have delivery confirmation on EVERY package shipped. Although I do not require insurance to be purchased, I highly recommend the buyer elects coverage. I cannot be held responsible for lost/stolen/damaged items once it leaves my possession. All orders over $100 will require insurance and will be calculated into the final shipping fees.

Refunds/Returns: I will accept refund/return items as long as they are unused/unwashed/undamaged. You must contact me within15 days of receiving the product to begin the refund/return process. I require that the item be shipped back to me at the customer’s expense. Upon my examination and after I have determined that the product is indeed unused/unwashed/undamaged I will refund the customer the original purchase price minus shipping charges. No refund/exchange will be accepted on a custom item that does not fit properly. My custom items are made based on measurements provided by customers. If you are unsure of how to obtain the correct sizing information, contact me and I will gladly help you. In-stock items will have measurement information listed and are not eligible for a refund unless the item has been grossly misrepresented. All sales are final for items listed as ‘seconds’, ‘used’ or ‘clearance’ and are non-refundable. If you are unsure if the product you purchased is eligible for a refund/return contact me and we will discuss your options. If an item is found to be ‘defective’ (i.e. defect or damage is not a result of shipping) I will pay for you to ship it back to me and I will do an even exchange. Customers requesting an exchange on a defective item must notify me within 30 days of receiving product.

Customs: I love creating custom hand made items. Contact me with your ideas and I’d be glad to accommodate you.

In Stock: Occasionally I will offer in-stock items. Pricing/information will be listed at the time I stock the item. The information will include size, price, product description, color options, etc. If you love the item but want a different color contact me and we can set up a custom for you!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Soft Sole Shoe testers please read!

I have worked out a new schedule to allow more time for me to sew. In fact, I will be sewing tonight!

But before I start I wanted to know if anyone wanted to 'upgrade' their shoes to have a waterproof inner lining. The lining will be hidden between the sole leather and the liner. This will help those walkers get around and you won't have to worry if they step in a puddle, wet grass or the juice they just poured on the floor! :)

I will do this for free for my testers if you want it as a Thank You for being so patient with this process!! You know how to reach me and I'll make sure to contact you prior to sewing your shoes.

Also I want to offer up a contest for one of you to win a pair of Mama size soft sole shoes. These will automatically have the PUL inner liner to protect your feet from moisture. It will be a surprise shoe where I pick the color combination/embellishment/etc.

To be entered in the Mama Shoe contest just comment here with your shoe size and I will pick a winner with a random number generator. The drawing will be done February 18th @ 7:00 pm ET. (Isla's birthday!!!) So hurry and leave me a comment!

PLEASE NOTE: This contest is for my soft sole shoe testers only and not open to the public at this time. Thank you!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Custom Pricing List for Crochet Diaper Covers

Price/Yarnage needed for YYMH:

These yardages are the closest estimates, any additional yarn will be shipped back to you with your product. Please remember that crochet uses more yarn.

Longies (Pepper Pants, Morning Glory, Dragon Fly, Poppy Pants)
Newborn: $30, 255 yards, 5 oz
Small: $35, 300 yards, 6 oz
Medium: $40, 390 yards, 8 oz
Large: $45, 480 yards, 10 oz

Skirty (Carnation Soaker)
Newborn: $30, 450 yards, 9 oz
Small: $35, 525 yards, 10.5 oz
Medium: $40, 600 yards, 12 oz
Large: $45, 675 yards, 13.5 oz

Capris (Forget Me Knot)
Newborn: $25, 200 yards, 4 oz
Small: $30, 250 yards, 5 oz
Medium: $35, 350 yards, 7 oz
Large: $40, 450 yards, 9 oz

Shorties (Poppy Shorts, Honeysuckle Shorties)
Newborn: $25, 195 yards, 4 oz
Small: $30, 225 yards, 4.5 oz
Medium: $35, 300 yards, 6 oz
Large: $40, 375 yards, 7.5 oz

Soakers (Peppermint)
Newborn: $20, 150 yards, 3 oz
Small: $25, 195 yards, 4 oz
Medium: $30, 225 yards, 4.5 oz
Large: $35, 300 yards, 6 oz

Custom Premium Yarn Prices

These are base prices and depending on the initial cost of the yarn the price may go up or down.

Longies (Pepper Pants, Morning Glory, Dragon Fly, Poppy Pants)
Newborn: $55
Small: $60
Medium: $65
Large: $70

Skirty (Carnation Soaker)
Newborn: $55
Small: $60
Medium: $65
Large: $70

Capris (Forget Me Knot)
Newborn: $50
Small: $55
Medium: $60
Large: $65

Shorties (Poppy Shorts, Honeysuckle Shorties)
Newborn: $45
Small: $50
Medium: $55
Large: $60

Soakers (Peppermint)
Newborn: $40
Small: $45
Medium: $50
Large: $55

Add Ons/Price
Elastic Waist: $10
Extra Drawstring: $5
Girly Ruffles: $7+
Pocket: $8
Applique: $10+

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Diapers ARE Savvy!

As you all know I am a cloth diaper freak! I love them! I love buying them, window shopping for them and converting friends to cloth diapers.

Right now there is a contest running on Dexter's Super Savvy Mommy to win a 3-pack of Fuzzi Bunz cloth diapers in any size they offer. All you have to do is go to the Fuzzi Bunz site and leave a comment on Maggie's blog. She has all the details on how to enter and how to get extra entries.

From my personal experiences, Fuzzi Bunz are great diapers. They are very trim fitting unlike other cloth diapers that can be very bulky. They are so easy to care for and very convenient. Because they are pocket diapers you have complete freedom to choose how absorbent you want them. They are great daytime and nighttime diapers depending on how much you stuff them. This company is superb and stands behind their product and so do I!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Crochet Cloth Diaper Cover Heaven!!!

Hello All! It's been a while since I've posted updates or any news so I wanted to get on here and fill you all in. I decided to drop my classes I signed up for this semester. Life happens and I just got overwhelmed so now I have some more free time to pursue some destressing sewing/crocheting/etc. :)

I would like to announce that I now have the license for ALL of the crochet covers from Ladybugz Farm! I am so excited because Victoria creates amazing patterns and has excellent customer service. She really takes care of all her customers whether they have a cottage license with her or if they are simply purchasing a pattern for personal use. If you ever want to try your hand at some fun crochet covers definitely check out her patterns. They provide a wealth of information for beginners and long time crocheters.

I will be offering up some in stock items on my Hyena Cart as well as some Semi Custom spots for Longies.

Here is a sneak peek at the patterns I can now create for you. (pictures/content are from Ladybugz Farm and I have written permission to use them on my blog)

Poppy Pattern (Longies/Shorties): This pattern includes multiple options for finishing. Long leg ribbed with ruffle; short ribbed soaker; and puffy legged shorts. The cover offers a wide crotch area for those that are wearing those bulky cloth diapers. It has a special extension at the back to hug your baby nicely in those important areas.

Poppy Shorties Boy

Poppy Shorties Girl

Pepper Pants (Longies): crocheted longie with narrow legs; gusset and the rear extension.

Pepper Pants Front

Pepper Pants Side

HoneySuckle (shorties): crocheted shortie/soaker with the NEW gusset added between the legs. It also has a special extension at the back to hug your baby nicely in those important areas.
Honeysuckle Shorties

Morning Glory (longies): (This was the only pattern I offered previously) flared leg longie
Morning Glory Longies

Dragon Fly (longies): crocheted straight leg longie
DragonFly Longies Front
DragonFly Longies Side

Peppermint Soaker: crocheted soaker
Peppermint Soaker

Carnation Soaker (skirty!): crocheted soaker with a special skirt section
Carnation Skirty

Forget Me Knot (capris): crocheted flared capri
Forget Me Knot Capris Front
Forget Me Knot Capris Back