Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Wool Covers from Baby Snickerdoodles
Heather from Baby Snickerdoodles makes wonderful wool diaper covers. Learn more about them in this interview by Denise from Naps and Scraps...
Did you design this pattern for your wool covers yourself?
For longies, and this Skirtie, yes I did...but that is somewhat of a trick question :) I don't actually have a pattern I go to for them, just measurements I keep documented from my own experience with children/sizes. This leaves creative flexibility to be able to do different styles depending on the customers needs, and also broadens the possibilities for each upcycled sweater I use. For my wool soakers though, I love to use the "Katrina's pattern" most of the time.
What is unique about your product?
I know there are fantastic wool-cover makers out there, but I love that with Etsy, we can offer different options, ESPECIALLY when it comes to one-of-a-kind items! I really like being able to offer my longies in a "pants" style, so that they can be worn for warmth and cuteness, as well as functioning as a diaper cover...creating something useful for daily life, and making it affordable for families.
How did you get started making wool diaper covers?
My Boys were super-soakers, and were constantly waking up drenched, even with their pocket diapers STUFFED! I was about to throw the towel in on cloth diapering, when I found an online forum where other mamas explained their solutions to a super soaker...WOOL! :)
I knew how to sew, so I bought a wool sweater at our local goodwill, and made all of my 3 boys longies out of it (it was and XXL, tee hee!). I was blown away at how well it worked! Dry bedding, even when their diapers were still drenched..the wool was an answer to my prayers! I shared my experience with family, friends, and online groups, and started getting many requests for orders. The rest is history!
What made you decide to sell on Etsy?
I had heard about Etsy from a friend, and got on to buy supplies for making gifts for my family for Christmas. When I started venturing out into WAHMhood, my customer base got too big to keep track of things via e-mail, I decided it was time to launch my own shop, and Etsy was the perfect fit!
I hope you enjoy checking out Baby Snickerdoodles yourself and looking at all her cute soakers and longies as well as the other fun stuff that Heather sews!