Blog link: www.littlemoosediapers.blogspot.com
Getting to know Little Moose Diapers:
What got you started in selling items in your Etsy shop?
After sewing for my children, I contemplated selling them. After much prayer, and with the enthusiastic support of my husband, I began to sell on ETSY. Initially I began to sew cloth diapers out of personal necessity. I had switched roles from working outside the home to being a stay at home mom, and for us, using cloth diapers was a financial savings. Over the last 2 years, my reasons to use, make, and sell cloth diapers have grown. I see sewing and using cloth diapers as a way to be a better steward of the earth. The finances brought in from my sales help my family to purchase homeschool curriculum for our five children.
Where did your shop name originate?
I struggled to find a fun name for my business. It seemed all the 'good' names were taken. I began to pray and brainstorm about a name. One night, while feeding the baby, the name Little Moose Diapers was born. Being from Maine, it was perfect - cute, fun, and revealing of my locale. It's a bonus that my own son was nicknamed Moose by friends.
What is one piece of advice you wish someone would have told you when you started cloth diapering?
How to deal with ammonia buildup. I have found that for us personally, keeping a dry bucket in a cool
place and laundering everyday with vinegar controls our problems.
What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not sewing/working for your shop?
I have five children ranging in age from 3 months to 10 years. We absolutely LOVE meeting at the park for our Homeschool 'social' days. The children get to play with friends while the mommas visit and chat.
What is your current favorite item in your shop, and why?
Right now, I am LOVING my trainers - that's why they are my giveaway item. They can be made using my new prepped prefolds, or your used prefolds. With side snaps and a waterproof shell, they make potty learning a little easier.
What is your favorite material to work with?
I am amazed by the properties of the Bamboo Fleece, how absorbent and soft it is. In the month of June, I will be introducing a new item - the Little Moose One - a one sized cloth diaper made using Bamboo Fleece.
How long has your shop been open?
My shop has been open since February 2009
I worked as a Registered Nurse before becoming a stay at home, homeschooling mom. My days are filled with schooling, sewing, and tending the home - not necessarily in that order. My husband and I have been married for 14 years, and reside in a small town in Maine. On our weekends, we spend family time enjoying the Maine woods with fishing, camping, and scouting trips.
Fluff-a-Rump Giveaway details! GIVEAWAY CLOSED
(Drawing to be held June 9th, 9pm PDT)
Retail value $8.50-10. Open to USA only.
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