Friday, November 5, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
I was talking with my new helper today and she thought it would be fun to have a video of the making of a Cutiepoops. I'm not at all computer savy and couldn't upload a video to save my life, but I can give a list of all the steps involved in making one Cutiepoops diaper.
I'll have another posting about Maureen, my new helper in a few days.
Alot of the steps are done in bulk, so when I need something it's already cut out in a bin. But, the steps still get done for each and every diaper.
1. Cut out suede cloth
2. Cut out PUL
3. Cut out print
4. Cut the scraps of PUL for the front panel of suede cloth and for snap/velcro reinforcement
5. Cut 3 elastic strips
6. Cut flap for pocket opening out of suede cloth scraps
7. Cut velcro strip for front of diaper
8. Cut opening for pocket diaper
9. Sew on the Cutiepoops label and size tag
10. Sew the velcro on front panel with PUL strip reinforcement on back/sew on PUL Strip for snap reinforcement then mark the spots for snaps.
11. Put snaps on the front panel
12. reinforce edges of pocket opening with zig zag stitch
13. Sew on PUL strip on the top of suede cloth
14. For 1/2 print design, serge bottom of 1/2 print
15. Sew 1/2 print across the back of diaper
16. Fold under serged part of 1/2 print and sew it down
17. Lay the 2 or 3 layers of the diaper together depending on style pin them and sew them together, putting a strip of PUL over the seam if it's a 1/2 print.
18. If it's a OS diaper, mark the spots for hip snap for elastic to snap into it.
19. Mark OS elastic for snap placement
20. Snap OS elastic
21. Add hip snap to the inside of the diaper.
22. Sew on elastic
23. Turn diaper right side out
24. Top stitch around diaper
25. Add snaps or velcro to the tabs.. luckily I have pre-cut velcro tabs now, before I had to cut them out by hand too.. NO FUN!
26. Cut out microfiber for insert/doublers
27. Serge insert/doubler
28. Stuff diaper with insert
29. Close diaper.
Voila.. It's all done! Now these steps aren't exactly in the same order that they get done since I do a lot of it ahead of time but each and every one of these steps is taken to make your diapers! I hope that you can see all the care and effort that goes into each diaper to make it a quality product for your little babies!
Thursday, September 16, 2010
We've been anxiously waiting until we reached 1000 fans to have our BIG giveaway. Thank you to all our fans who have helped spread the Cutiepoops love. There have been some amazing sponsors donate some wonderful gifts. With out their help this would not be as fun.
Contest will run from September 16th to September 30th. Winners will be announced on the Cutiepoops FB page October 1st.
There are 4 prize packages, you can enter to win one or all of them. For every entry please list the prize packages you wan to win. In order to win you must "like" each of the sponsors and Cutiepoops on facebook.
OS Halloween Diaper from Cutiepoops
Wet bag from Baby Bums Boutique Congo
Clean B Wet Wipe Solution plus set of 6 Cutiepoops cloth wipes
Paci Clip from Lilah Moo
2 Funktastic wool dryer balls from Bouncing Woolies
Clean B Wet Wipe Solution plus set of 6 Cutiepoops cloth wipes
Leg Warmers from Lilah Moo
3rd Prize: The Frilly one!
Ribbon Beanie Hat from Lilah Moo
2 Korker Bows, 3 crochet Headbands & 1 Boutique princess Bow from Keelan's Krafts
1 girly beaded necklace from Cutiepoops
4th Prize: The mama one!
$15 gift certificate to Angel Made Scents
1 vinyl sign from Vinyl Wall Sayings (Cupcake Couture Girl on Facebook)
1 Cutiepad and Cutieliner from Cutiepoops
Please visit each of our wonderful sponsors pages on Facebook and like their page, if you already do like their page then just list that you are already a fan in your comment. Please give your name and email address in each comment so you can be contacted if you win. Each comment counts as one entry in the contest. Don't lump all of your entries into one comment or it will only count as one entry. Be sure to state which prizes you want to enter to win. Each entry must be done correctly or it won't count.
Here is an example of a correct entry.
I am a fan of Cutiepoops on FB
Here are the places you need to "Like" to enter
Cutiepoops on Facebook
Clean B on Facebook
Bouncing Woolies on Facebook
Cupcake Couture Girl on Facebook
Lilah Moo on Facebook
Angel Made Scents on Facebook
Keelan's Krafts on Facebook (send a friend request since it's not set up as a business page)
Baby Bums Boutique Congo on Facebook
Buy something from any of the sponsors or Cutiepoops from now until the contest is over for 10 additional entries. Email firstname.lastname@example.org the receipt of purchase and then leave 10 comments on this post.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I need another girl so I can have her make me one of these. She takes orders on a limited basis so she can have time for her family. Windy has 3 kids and she is just now getting into cloth diapers with her youngest who is 2. I gave her one to test out for me with the new PUL I'll be using and she decided to make the switch. I think it's impossible to be around cloth diapers and not fall in love with them. Windy is one of the nicest gals I know. She's a runner and has entered lots of running events. I see her running around the neighborhood. It makes me tired just watching her.. ha ha!
She has no idea I decided to do this post about her, but I wanted everyone to meet Windy. She's doing a great job and I appreciate her very much!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Send all pictures to email@example.com
You can enter up to 5 pictures each.
Have fun, and I can't wait to see all your pictures.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Here's a link to her site to find out what you need to do. You can also read it below.
When leaving comments to enter the contest they must be entered on All about cloth diaper, not on the this blog.
Cutiepoops Cloth Diapers’ Monthly Giveaway
by Autumn Beck on April 4, 2010
I am honored to be the host of Cutiepoops’ monthly giveaway over the next few months! From now through July, Adrian will close her shop as she catches up on a mountain of orders. Praise the Lord for that burden!
During this time, however, since you can’t buy Cutiepoops in-stock anywhere Adrian will give one away every month until she reopens her store.
Sounds like a good plan to me!
This month up for grabs is the new one-size pocket diaper. This is the new style that will be in-stock when Cutiepoops.com reopens the Summer. Cutiepoops one-size cloth diapers have a suedecloth inner and adjustable snap elastic inside the pocket. Similar (but not copyright infringement similar ) to the Fuzzibunz one-size and Softbums.
The diaper for the giveaway has a tiny spot of glue on the outer tab but is otherwise in perfect new condition.
I have not had a chance to post my personal review of Cutiepoops. As a matter of fact, the day I was going to post it Adrian announced she was temporarily closing the store. Not a good time to do a review! I will post that review in a few months but in the meantime I’ll give you a hint as to whether I like them…
This picture was taken about 2 months ago and entered into a cloth diaper photo contest…he didn’t win it but he sure LOVES his Cutiepoops!
Follow these steps to enter the Cutiepoops Cloth Diaper giveaway! (separate comments for each entry)
- Become a fan of Cutiepoops on Facebook
- What is your favorite cloth diaper you’ve owned, one that would pain you to part with?
- Hop on over to Cutiepoops.blogspot.com and “Follow” her (left hand side of the page)
- Tweet, blog or post on a forum about this giveaway. You may tweet 1x per day for entries.
- Add All About Cloth Diapers button to your blog (new additions only)
Contest will end Sunday April 11, 2010.
Monday, March 29, 2010
During this time I will work very hard to get all my orders out and then stock up on a full selection of ready made diapers. When I open back up for orders in about 3 months, I will then limit the number of orders that can be placed each week so that you don't have to wait as long to get your order. I plan on switching the way I operate when I come back too. I will have more ready made diapers available all the time, so there won't be a wait for orders. I have also decided to scale down a bit and only offer one size fits all diapers. This will simplify the process greatly and reduce the time it takes to make diapers. I will still offer newborn size diapers in the custom section and ready made section since the one size diaper fits 10-40 pounds approximately.
I will still offer custom diapers with cute prints but I will only offer the top 20 boy and girls prints. In the custom section you can still choose your cute outer print along with snaps or velcro for the closure type. For the ready made section I will start a line of solid color PUL diapers and a few cute prints that will only be available in the ready made section.
My goal by doing this is to provide better service while keeping prices down. I will be able to offer my new one size diaper at a lower cost that what it is now.
Orders will still be taken until the end of March, at that point I will stop accepting new orders. I hope that you all understand my decision to do this is to make Cutiepoops the best it can be for you and for my family.
I will still be having the freebie of the month giveaway during this time so check the blog or facebook page to see when those giveaways are going on. I will still be available for questions during this time as well.
Thank you again for all of your support and I'll see you all in July.
Friday, March 19, 2010
And the winner of the No Frills one size diaper is ..........Amanda Burns . She was the first person to enter the contest.. I used random.com to select the winner. Congrats, your diaper will be out in the mail tomorrow.
For everyone else that didn't win, try again next month when I have the next freebie. I don't know what it will be yet, but it's free so who really cares right?
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I've decided to have a freebie of the month. To start things off I'll be offering a free No Frills one size diaper. All you have to do to enter the contest is leave a comment here on the blog and follow my blog. The contest will run through the weekend and on Monday morning I'll randomly select the winner. Good luck everyone!
Thursday, March 18, 2010
In order to cover the cost of an employee I had to adjust my prices a bit. Instead of offering discounts for ordering more diapers I had to settle on one price per diaper regardless of how many are ordered. This way I didn't have to raise my diaper price. It's staying at $11.95 per diaper. I did however need to raise the price of the one size diaper to $16.95, that's a $1 increase. The one size diapers are now being sold per diaper too. The pull-ups, no frills and newborn diapers were also raised by $1 per diaper.
I will always strive to offer my diapers at affordable prices. I know that times are hard and cloth diapers are expensive (at first). I started cloth diapering my babies to save money and I haven't forgotten that is why many of you are cloth diapering as well.
I have appreciated the overwhelming support I have gotten from all you mama's over my first year in business. I feel very fortunate to have found something that I love to do that allows me to be at home with my kids while helping to support my family. Thank you!