Tuesday, October 19, 2010


I am sitting here typing this with one hand (my baby is nursing right now), and wanted to apologize for the delays in emails and matching.  Every time I go to work on this project, you know...life...a kid wants something to eat...or drink...or a diaper change...you know...they have this radar that mommy is busy...
In any case!  My husband was home this weekend (we are military, so this can be a rarity), which is another reason why my deadline needed to be extended.  Again, please accept my apologies!  I am in the process of matching, which to explain the process right now I am tying up loose ends, such as who sells what, to make sure that nobody gets a mama that sells the same thing!  :-)  Like, if you make a mother's necklace, I don't want to pair you up with someone that makes...mother's necklaces.  Also had some last minute donating shops, which is great, so thank you thank you thank you!  In the meantime, check out some of our donating shops below.

Lot's of Love,

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Donating Shop and Mama's Closed

Hello everyone!
This weekend I have been tying up all of the information gathered and have begun to match donating shops and the expecting mothers!  With that said, the lists are closed until our Baby Shower that will start in January.  Everyone should be hearing from me via email on Monday, and please feel free to contact me at any point in time with questions.  Thank you for all of your time, I appreciate it!!!  P.S.  if you are a donating shop please send me your bio with pictures, we want to hear about your story!!!

Lot's of Love,

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Meet Rebecca from Li'L Peeper Keepers!

I am wife to the most wonderful Preacher husband in the world and a SAH homeschooling mama of 5 - ages 8, 6, 4, 1, and a baby girl in Heaven.

Babywearing just makes sense . . . for you and your baby. They need security, you need your hands, and you both enjoy the time to cuddle. The security of a child held close is a reminder to me of the most precious facet of my life -- the eternal security that I have in my salvation through Jesus Christ.

We sell three different types of carriers - the ring sling, the pouch sling, and the baby wrap. I personally use all three types and appreciate them for different reasons! For simplicity, I like a pouch. For versatility, I’d choose a ring sling. For hiking, I’d probably reach for my wrap. To help newbies to babywearing, a Li'l Peeper Keepers DVD has been designed that covers basic use instructions for each carrier type and comes free with purchase of a carrier. We offer basic to deluxe, from simply beautiful linen slings and gauze wraps, to our Artist Series, where art meets sewing!

 Every baby deserves to be held close – give the gift of babywearing today!

Thank you so much Rebecca for sharing your story!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Meet Tracy from RunnerBean!

I'm Tracy, and I've been interested in art and crafts since I was little, drawing horses before Saturday morning cartoons, crafting tiny books about Quacky, my pet duck (I grew up in rural Maine and yes, I really did have a pet duck!), and weaving baskets of rope and yarn. Now I live in Vermont, and am a part time freelance graphic designer, and full time stay at home mom to an amazing 2 year old little girl - in my free time, I love to create very intricate things.

I opened my shop, runnerbean, a few years ago, looking for a place to sell some of my creations - mostly paper creations, but I occasionally throw in some jewelry pieces that are made with silver wire work. I also make little 3d paper dolls sculpted with rolled paper. I love the challenge of working very small.

I participated in an Etsy Baby Shower about two years ago when I was pregnant with my daughter, and have wanted to participate as a donating shop since then. Now, I'm expecting again (and due in two weeks!) and am thrilled to be participating this time as both a donating shop and as an expectant mom.

Thank you so much Tracy!  Your work is amazing!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Calling all Etsy Mom Shops!

Hello everyone!  I would love to have everyone matched to their expecting Mama's by October 15th!
However, I would also love to have a few more donating shops (hint hint!)  We currently have 10 expecting mothers, and 10 donating shops.  I think it would be really nice for the mothers to have 3 gifts each.  I wish everyone a great week!
Lots of Love,