Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Lil Bees: Fluff-a-Rump featured member and giveaway


Shop link: http://www.etsy.com/shop/lilbees
Blog link: http://liletsyshop.blogspot.com
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Getting to know Lil Bees:

What got you started in selling items in your Etsy shop?
I was making some Christmas tree skirts to sell locally on consignment, but they weren't selling very fast and a friend suggested trying Etsy. A few months later I started making diapers for my own baby and ended up with way more fabric than I needed, so I made a few to sell...(shortly thereafter I opened a second shop so I could separate the two types of items)
Where did your shop name originate?
My last name is Brighton (and my maiden name started with a B also) so I've been "Jenni B" for as long as I can remember. B became Bee, and so when I started selling baby things it was just natural to call it LilBees.
What is one piece of advice you wish someone would have told you when you started cloth diapering?
Don't assume that you will like one style or fabric over another. I did extensive research and knew that I wanted pockets... 6 months later I liked AIOs best, and now 3 years later (with a new baby) I'm preferring fitteds and woolies. I think it's a good idea to try a little of everything and see how you like it in practice, not just how you like it in theory.
What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not sewing/working for your shop?
I love reading, and my husband and I watch a lot of movies (or seasons of TV shows) together. I also really enjoy cooking/baking and trying new recipes. And I'm a blog-a-holic.
What is your current favorite item in your shop, and why?
I think my current favorite is the sea turtle fitted. I make OOAK diapers because I get bored doing the same thing over and over...this one was several months in creation (I spent a lot of time online figuring out how to do the pattern for the shell).
What is your favorite material to work with?
I really like good old flannel, mostly because it doesn't stretch, so it's easier to sew with! I love fleece too. I always turn and topstitch, and stretchy fabrics can be a pain for that.
How long has your shop been open?
LilBees opened in May 2007, but I've been on Etsy since Nov 2006.
Personal bio:
I've been sewing since childhood, but started doing it professionally in college (I worked for the theater department's costume shop). When I was expecting my first baby I decided to cloth diaper, and when I started shopping around I realized that I could save a lot of money by sewing my own, so I did. Then a friend asked if I could make some for her, then my sister asked if I would do some for her, and after a few months I decided to open up shop.
I live in Alaska with my husband and three sons. Ironically I'm a very girly girl, and love pink and ruffly things, so anytime you see a girly diaper in my shop, you can know that I probably wanted to keep it for myself.

Fluff-a-Rump Giveaway details!
(Drawing to be held Aug 4th, 9pm PDT)


This week, Jenni from Lil Bees is offering one winner 1 custom quick-dry diaper in their choice of AIO or pocket style, great for on the go! Either the NB-S adjustable, or regular S, M, or L (choice of snap or velcro closure, fabrics vary, winner can contact her to work out details) value $14-18 Open to all countries, free shipping to US and Canada only. (Items shown are stock photos, not the giveaway item).


To enter the giveaway, first do the required entry:
-Visit Lil Bees shop and come back here and comment with something you love from her shop - it could be something from a past sale, too!

Additional optional entries (leave a separate comment for EACH of the following that apply) (be sure that you are signed in or leave a way to contact you in each comment):
- "Like" Lil Bees on Facebook (formerly known as Become a Fan)

- Follow Lil Bees blog
- Make a purchase from Lil Bees shop during this week for 5 ENTRIES (leave a note to seller when you purchase, and Jenni will verify the sale and post the entries here)
- Blog about this giveaway for 3 ENTRIES (post link to blog)
- Follow the Etsy Cloth Diaper team blog publicly
- "Like" the Etsy Cloth Diaper team on Facebook (formerly known as Become a Fan)
- Follow the Etsy Cloth Diaper team on Twitter
- Tweet about the fluff-a-rump giveaways (limit one per day) - be sure to use @etsyclothdiaper and #giveaway in your tweet

A random blog comment number will be selected using random.org. The winner has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. You MUST comment on this blog post to be entered, and have contact info in your profile. Each entry entry must be its own comment. If you combine entries into one comment, it will only count as one entry. Winning entries will be validated, and you MUST do the required entry to have any additional entries be valid. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Thank you for entering!


Check back in 2 weeks for another Fluff-a-Rump on Hump Day featured Etsy shop and Giveaway!

108 comments:

  1. I love the sweet hearth read and black AIO

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  2. I follow the Etsy blog publicly

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  3. Love the Sea Turtle dipe!!!!!

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  4. I like the Adjustable NB to S all-in-one diaper Lavender Breeze!

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  5. I follow this blog publicly.

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  6. I follow Etsy Cloth Diaper on Twitter. (ILoveClothDipes)

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  7. I love the strawberry fitted!! But also adore the sea turtle! :) CUTE stuff!!

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  8. Likin' the Etsy Cloth Diaper Team on Facebook :)

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  9. Following ECDT w/google friend connect.

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  10. I love that I am getting a pattern to sew my own diapers and cloth to make the first few so I dont have to figure that part out myself :)

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  11. purchase from Cat http://www.blogger.com/profile/09776054584061780854
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  16. I loved the Strawberry Fields Forever one! Very sweet!

    Mich
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  17. I "like" the ECD team facebook page

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  18. Love the sea turtle OOAK designed fitted diaper!

    Thanks!
    angiedkelly at gmail dot com

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  19. follow lil bees blog under Angie K/AEK

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  20. Follow this blog publicly / Angie K

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  21. Like ECDT on facebook / Angie Dunlap Kelly

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  22. Follow ECDT on twitter @yeahhappy

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  23. Like Lil Bees on Facebook / Angie Dunlap Kelly

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  24. I love all of her design diapers!!!!! <3 So cool!!!

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  25. like her on FB!
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  26. follow her blog
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  27. like you guys on facebook
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  28. follow your blog
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  29. Madly in love with the OOAK Designer Fitted Diaper--Biohazard Warning--sz Large L--you choose closure. The description is SO true!

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  30. I follow the Etsy Cloth Diaper team blog publicly

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  31. I'm a twitter follower! @meredithstegall

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  32. I follow lil Bees blog publicly.

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  33. I love her adorable 'Sweet Heart Newborn fitted cloth diaper duo with snaps', of course they are too girly for my little boy but I still love em.
    danirudolph at gmail dot com

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  34. I follow the etsy cloth diapers blog.
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  35. I like the Etsy Cloth Diaper Team on FB, Danielle R. danirudolph at gmail dot com

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  36. I like the Bio-hazard Warning fitted diaper
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  37. I follow your blog publicly with GFC
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  38. I like Etsy Cloth Diapers on Facebook
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  39. I follow Etsy Cloth Diapers on twitter - HRA3Mom
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  40. I like the biohazard warning OOAK designer fitted.

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  41. love Sweet Heart Newborn fitted cloth diaper duo with snaps
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  42. Follow the Etsy Cloth Diaper team blog publicly
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  43. Follow the Etsy Cloth Diaper team on Twitter - curious_kitty
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  44. like Etsy cloth diaper team on FB (tara e)
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  45. http://twitter.com/curious_kitty/status/19941713871
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  46. I'm totally in love with the OOAK Hawaiian flower diaper!

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  47. Following the Lil Bee Blog publicly

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  48. publicly following Etsy cloth diapers blog

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  49. I follow the lil bees blog publicly :)

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  50. I like the turtle fitted diaper.

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  51. I love the Strawberry Fields Forever bamboo fitted diaper
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  52. I like ECDT on FB as Abbie Neary
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  53. I follow ECDT via GFC as Abbie Neary
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  54. I like Lil bees on FB as Abbie Neary
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  55. I love the fabric (perky springtime) she used for the AIO dipe!

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  56. I love this one: http://www.etsy.com/transaction/18494960
    It makes me want another little babe.

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  57. I follow Etsy Cloth Diapers blog.

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  58. I follow Etsy Cloth Diapers on Twitter.

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  59. I like the colors of the Here Comes the SUn AIO diaper. Wish these were around in my cloth diapering days!
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  60. My favorite is the Sweetheart newborn diaper

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  61. I love the Little Sweet Heart red and black AIO cloth diaper.
    kat
    mz_katbalu(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  62. liking etsy cloth diaper team

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  63. following lil bees blog :)

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  64. blogged about the giveaway! :)

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  65. http://twitter.com/curious_kitty/status/20152745221
    taraz9 at excite dot com

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  66. I absolutely love the Stawberry Fields Forever Fitted bambooo!

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  67. I am a fan of Little Bees on Facebook!!

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  68. I am a fan of Etsy Cloth diaper team on FB!!

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  69. Robyn Lucas
    tommyslittlemommy@yahoo.com
    Forgot to leave my contact info in my last three entries!!!

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  70. I like the Fairy Forest medium fitted diaper duo with velour!

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  71. I love her fleece-backed washable nursing pads
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  72. follow etsy cloth diaper team blog publicly
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  73. like lil bees on facebook (stephanie gaffney)
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  74. like etsy cloth diaper team on facebook (stephanie gaffney)
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  75. follow etsy cloth diaper team on twitter @skgaff
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  76. I love the Ninja baby diaper! I am not sure I have ever seen a black cloth diaper and I love it!

    kayceewilliams at gmail dot com

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  77. I follow the Lil Bees Blog.

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  78. I follow your blog too!

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  79. following this blog publicly :)

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  80. Oh, this looks so cute & comfy! http://www.etsy.com/listing/52502287/here-comes-the-sun-med-aio-all-in-one
    giabao.ng @ gmail

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  81. Liked Lil Bees on FB! (Bao N.)

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  82. Publicly following this blog.

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  83. Posted about your giveaway here (since I don't have a personal blog...I share one with my family; but I figured this forum gets much more traffic than my family blog!):
    http://www.cafemom.com/group/95135/forums/read/11973480/Lil_Bees_diaper_giveaway

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  84. I like the sea turtle fitted dipaer

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  85. I like the etsy cloth diaper team on facebook

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  86. I like the Fairy Forest medium fitted diaper duo with velour!
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  87. "Like" Lil Bees on Facebook
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  88. Follow Lil Bees blog
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  89. Follow the Etsy Cloth Diaper team blog publicly
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  90. I like the Fairy Forest fitted diaper!
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  91. I like Lil Bees on facebook
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  92. I follow Lil Bees blog
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  93. I follow Etsy Cloth diaper blog publicly
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  94. I like Etsy Cloth Diaper Team on Facebook (Susan Lang Messing)
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  95. I follow Etsy Cloth Diapers on twitter (salm76)
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  96. Tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/salm76/status/20347214945
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