Wednesday, March 14, 2012

March Team Promotional Giveaway Prize Package--Wonderful, Wonderful Wool!

Congratulations to our March Giveaway Winner-- Mrs. Smitty with Post # 149 for being a New Follower of Etsy Cloth Diaper Team!

Look for our next big giveaway and April--Hint...spread the word to new mommies everywhere!


What's so WONDERFUL about wool? If you already use wool, you know, but if you don't I'm glad you asked! For the month of March, Etsy Cloth Diaper Team will be giving away a terrific prize package of Five Wool Diaper Covers! Are you wondering why we would would promote wool in March? Isn't it getting too warm for wool? It's almost spring! Let me dispel your doubts--wool diaper covers are great ALL year round! You may not want to wear longies in the summer, but there are plenty of other wool options to choose from: pull-on soakers (hand-knit and recycled), wool shorties (hand-knit and recycled), and wool wraps. AND...wool regulates the body temperature!


We will also be providing lots of information about using wool as a cloth diaper cover and caring for wool diaper covers. To kick off our promotion, below is a list of my top 10 reasons to use wool. Continue reading to find out about our awesome prize package!


Top 10 Reasons to Use Wool:
Ten Great Reasons To Use Wool for Cloth Diaper Covers:
1) A Natural Fiber
2) Waterproof When Lanolized
3) Absorbs Moisture Without Feeling Wet
4) Wicks Moisture Away From Baby
5) Resilient and Easy to Clean
6) Doesn’t Leave Elastic Marks on Baby’s Thighs
7) Can Be Used Repeatedly Without Washing
8) Regulates Body Temperature
9) Antibacterial, Anti-fungal, and Antimicrobial
10) Just Plain Cute!


OUR BIG MARCH GIVEAWAY:

Wool Cover #1 Comes from Cheeky Bambino
Description:
Size Small – Diaper cover/soaker body made from a lambswool sweater and a brown 100% cashmere waist with lambswool cuffs. There is an absorbent wool soaker in wet zone. 100% recycled wool sweaters.
My soakers are washed and felted but not lanolized.


Waist – 14”-18.5”
Thigh – 7.5”
Rise - 15.75"

About My Wool Covers:Wool is naturally antibacterial, absorbent, and has waterproof properties.
All my products are “felted” which means they have been washed and dried to enhance the waterproof aspects. Wool helps keep moisture away from little bottoms while still remaining dry. Unlike plastic covers wool covers allow air to circulate helping to prevent diaper rash.


Wool Cover #2 Comes from Katidids

It will be a custom hand-knit wool soaker similar to this, boyish or girly, in size NEWBORN to LARGE, which ever size is needed.









Wool Cover #3 Comes from Bright Rose Creations


Upcycled Wool Soaker, Size Medium, Green and Tan, Gender Neutral --
This is a repurposed wool soaker made out of sweaters that have been carefully deconstructed, and then re-assembled into something you and your baby can use! The green body is 100% wool, and the tan leg cuffs are 100% cashmere. These colors would look great on a boy OR a girl.

I made this particular soaker to have an extra long rise, so it is PERFECT for going underneath pants -- the waistband of the soaker will extend past the waistband of the pants, which will help to keep it in place. The soaker has been washed and lanolized, and is ready to use.


Measurements are:
Rise = 20.5 inches
Waist = 18-23 inches
Legs = 11-15 inches

Wool is a fantastic cover to use over cloth diapers, because it is breathable, helps to regulate body temperature, is self cleaning, and really does a fantastic job to help the diaper work to it's full absorbing potential. I recommend using wool over fitteds, flats and prefolds if using pins. I do NOT recommend using a Snappi fastener with wool, because I find they can cause snags and holes.
Hand wash wool using room temperature water and wool wash bars or liquid. Allow to soak for 10 minutes. Drain, gently squeeze excess water. Roll in a towel to absorb moisture, then lay flat to air dry. Complete instructions for cleaning and lanolizing your soaker are included.

Bright Rose Creation's tips/comments regarding wool:
--Wool is my absolute, number one, preferred, "go - to" cover for cloth diapers. As long as the diaper underneath is absorbent enough, I have NEVER had a leak. Wool is fantastic for over nights - it makes your diaper absorb to the absolute maximum. I use wool over prefolds for overnight, and I find it to be an unbeatable combination.
--I never use a Snappi with wool, because I find that the Snappi will snag. I hate finding those pesky holes in the wool, especially when I know what caused them. So, my recommendation for using wool covers - use with fitteds (that close with hook and loop or snaps), or use over flats and prefolds that are closed with pins. Avoid the Snappi!

Wool Cover #4 Comes from GotemCovered


This soaker will be a custom made soaker in the size and colors of the winner's choice from S-M-L.


These wool covers are crocheted in tunisian/afghan stitch, which offers a tight weave for great wetness protection with a not so thick feel and fit!
The tunisian/afghan stitch is sometimes referred to as 'bulletproof' for night time care.
These covers were born from my sons' night time cloth diapering needs, when nothing else was working at night I started using wool and developed patterns for tunisian/afghan stitch covers


Many people feel intimidated by using wool, especially when it comes to washing it. I was nervous when i first started, but I feel like it is less work because you do not have to wash them as often (and really they do not stink after they dry...I did not believe this myself until I tried it)


When washing it is important to remember that skrinkage and felting occur from extreme temperature changes, temperature being too hot, and too much agitation. As long as you heed these things you will be fine.


If your wool covers start getting fuzzies you can use a sweater shaver to give a nice fuzz free appearance again.


Wool Cover #5 Comes from Winkydinks


Size Newborn/SMALL 100% lambswool soaker, upcyled from a sweater. It is multi-tone gray, very gender neutral. A great medium weight, for day or naps. Comes with sample of wool wash bar.
Measurements:
Waist: 12-14"
Rise: 15"
legs: 6-8"


BLOG: http://www.winkydinks.blogspot.com/
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The winner of this giveaway will receive all 5 of these wool diaper covers--a complete stash! Whether you are just starting out with wool or already a big fan, this is an amazing prize package hosted by the Etsy Cloth Diaper Team. Enter for yourself and share the love with your friends.


Do you have questions about wool? We'd love to help! Post your question here along with you entries (not as a separate post). As we verify your entries, we will try to answer your questions as well!


Do you have your own hints and tips for using wool as a diaper cover? Post those as well along with you entries (not as a separate post) and we will past them along to our readers and the lucky winner of this prize package.


Follow the entry directions below for your chances to win our Wonderful, Wonderful Wool Prize Package!
2 Required entries:
-Follow this blog, etsyclothdiapers.blogspot.com, via Google friend connect. If you are already a follower, just leave a comment saying you already follow. Otherwise, leave a comment saying you are a new follower.


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):


-Visit one of the featured shops included in the giveaway; come back here and leave a comment about your favorite item.

- Tweet about the giveaway (limit one per day) - be sure to use @etsyclothdiaper in your tweet

-Post about the giveaway on your own blog.

-Like one of the featured shops on Facebook:



Giveaway closes at 11:59pm EST on March 31st.



Winner will be announced on this blog on Sunday, April 1, 2012.

A random blog comment number will be selected using random.org. You MUST comment on this blog post to be entered, and have contact info in your profile. Each 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. Thank you for entering!

153 comments:

  1. LOVE this (http://www.etsy.com/listing/70537342/large-wool-diaper-cover-hand-knit-soaker) cover by BrightRoseCreations.

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  2. just one?! lol. i couldnt "like" just one, so i "liked" them all. :)

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  3. I follow this blog through GFC and I like the Etsy Cloth Diaper team on Facebook. =)

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  4. I really like these and want to try them: http://www.etsy.com/listing/92198960/mama-cloth-starter-pack-with-free-mini from BrightRoseCreations!

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  5. I like Winkydinks on Facebook. =)

    I love this giveaway by the way! It's pretty awesome!! Thank you for having it!

    I really want to try out wool covers but I'm not sure what to buy to care for it properly. I've read a lot about Eucalan soap and I also have small tubes of Lansinoh lanolin hanging around. Would those two items be enough or would I need to purchase more?

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  6. Hi there! Im new to wool and LOVE it! Im also a new follow!

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  7. I found your page on FB and a new fan! My FB name is the same as here

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  8. Twitted about the amazing giveaway!
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  9. Does sharing it on FB count as a blog share? Hope so! even if it didnt I shared anyway!

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  10. Im addicted to wool now so I "liked" them all! :)

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  11. Twitter follower (@soonermamajen)

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  12. I really like this soaker from winkydinks: http://www.etsy.com/listing/94247180/repurposed-wool-diaper-soaker-size

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  13. New follower! I love all the repurposed wool soakers from WinkyDinks!

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  14. also following on Twitter as KellyFShelton.

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  15. Follow this blog via GFC {mummytocharis}.
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  17. Follow @Etsyclothdiaper on Twitter {@mummytocharis}.
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  18. I had no idea bright rose creations carried mama cloth. My favorite item from her shop is Mama Cloth Trial Pack, 2 Heavy Pads, Sage Green and Blue Paisley, Lime Green and Turquoise Peace Sign, by Bright Rose Creations (B).
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  19. Like all of the Etsy shops on Facebook {Sarah Jane}.
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  20. 3/15 Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/mummytocharis/status/180308660306714624
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  21. I TOTALLY love how Bright Rose Creations has mama cloth starter packs! They are so bright and colorful!

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  22. I follow you with Google Friend Connect.... I'm a new follower!

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  23. I love the look of the eco fleece cover from winkydinks!

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  24. I follow via GFC mycutegenes@gmail.com (or snfontana@gmail.com)

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  25. I like Etsy Cloth Diaper Team on fb as myself (Stacy Mojica) and as My Cute Genes

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  26. I (@mycutegenes) follow @EtsyClothDiapers on twitter.

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  27. I tweeted today https://twitter.com/#!/mycutegenes/status/180484294844751872

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  28. I visited Cheeky Bambino and I really love this upcycled soaker, because it looks like pumpkin butt :) >.< http://www.etsy.com/listing/92000870/upcycled-wool-diaper-soaker-made-from

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  29. I'm a new follower and a new mommy!

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  30. I visited Cheeky bambino and loved everything that I saw. Great woolies! I don't know how to not be anonymous on here.. but I'm Mixtress J. As is my post above. Silly noob. ;)

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  31. New here and DYING to try wool!

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  32. My favorite item is gotemcovered's soakers with snaps! Genius!

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  33. New twitter follower (@maryhorowitz)

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  34. Following via GFC - new follower

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  35. Liked FB page
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  37. Love the upcycled wool diaper soaker in pink/purple from Cheeky Bambino
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  38. Like cheeky bambin on FB
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  39. I like the FB page (as Jessica Lee).

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  40. I follow on Twitter as jesllee

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  41. In Winkydink's etsy shop, I've been eyeing the winter penguins set for a while, but I really like the grey one in the article, too.

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  42. already follow blog

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  43. already like on facebook

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  44. My favorite winky dinks is the black fair isle soaker! Love it.

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  45. Already a follower :)

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  46. Follow on GFC (Ellie) & LIKE on facebook (Eleanor Mulford).

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  47. Follow on Twitter (@EleanorMulford)

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  48. I like u on FB Rachel DeHart
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  49. I'm following u on GFC Rachel Leann
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  50. I like winkysinks on FB Rachel DeHart
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  51. I like the pink peace sign fleece cover from winkydinks Rachel DeHart tall_person13@yahoo.com I like them on FB to

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  52. I'm following u on twitter @tall_person13
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  53. tweet https://twitter.com/#!/tall_person13/status/181814412062101504

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  54. tweeted today :D

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  56. I follow via GFC
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  57. I follow on Facebook as Ps Mamae
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  58. I like the Hand Knit Elizabeth Tunic from katidids shop
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  59. I Follow the Etsy Cloth Diaper team on Twitter as @PsMamae
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  60. Tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/PsMamae/status/182205456951951360
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  61. I like Bright Rose Creations on Facebook as Ps Mamae
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  62. I tweeted today!

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  63. I'm a new follower! Would love to win these diapers! Might have to buy one even if I don't. Or find a pattern. We have a bunch of Bum Genius diapers that, for some reason, don't fit this baby! So I made a bunch of prefold diapers but only have 3 covers in one size. So I sure could use more :)

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  65. I love the designs in the Winkydinks shop! It would be hard to cover them up!

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  66. Already a follower and like on facebook!

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  67. Let's try this again.. New follower via GFC, and new FB fan of the page. :)

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  68. like etsy cloth diaper team on facebook

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  69. I visted GotEmCovered and love this tie-dye soaker. The colors are great!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/92444356/cloth-diaper-cover-crochet-wool-soaker

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  71. daily tweet :D

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  73. I also "liked" the team on Facebook :-)

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  75. I follow you blog via gfc
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  76. i like this winkydinks cover:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/94248982/recycled-wool-diaper-soakercover-forest

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  77. added the winkydinks shop as a fav
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  78. Like you on FB

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  80. Follow on Twitter @shakymommy

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  81. liked facebook page

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  82. my favorite would be this... I really want to try mama cloth

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/94552376/mama-cloth-pad-starter-pack-with-free

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  83. daily tweet https://twitter.com/#!/tall_person13/status/183584951931899905

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  84. daily tweet!

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  85. 3/24 Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/mummytocharis/status/183764776114061314
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  87. 3/25 Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/mummytocharis/status/184100876938514432
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  88. new follower here! c'mon, lucky stars.. I WANT THIS WOOL!! :)))

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  90. I'm a new follower of etsyclothdiapers.blogspot.com via GFC as Olivia L
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  91. I liked Etsy cloth diaper team on FB as Olivia Lambert Lasting
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  92. So many adorable things by so many gifted mamas! I think the Small Purewool Ruffled Shorties by Katidids is super cute!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/94066274/small-purewool-ruffled-shortes-hand-knit
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  93. following etsy cloth diaper team on twitter as @OliviaLasting
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  94. I already like Bright Rose Creations on FB as Olivia Lambert Lasting
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  95. tweeted
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  97. 3/26 Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/mummytocharis/status/184412384696344579
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  98. Liked etsy cloth diaper team on fb!

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  99. Follow etsy cloth diaper team on twitter! @gracekisiel

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  100. daily tweet https://twitter.com/#!/tall_person13/status/184666270233399296
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  101. Oh I am so in love with wool diaper covers!! Trying to learn to make my own! t_hoover(at)hotmail.com

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  102. daily tweet :)

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  106. New follower and I like winkydinks on FB! :)

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  108. Replies
    1. Following the Etsy Cloth Diaper team on Twitter

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    2. Liked Winkydinks on facebook & I think the Monkey bum cover is too cute!

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    3. Liked Bright Rose Creations on Facebook & I find the mama cloth intriguing

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    4. Liked GotEmCovered on facebook & following on twitter, I like the concept of the onseize wool cover, since I prefer onesize diapers

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    5. Liked CheekyBambino on facebook & like the Upcycled Wool Longies - Made from Recycled Sweaters

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    6. Liked Katydids on facebook & following on twitter, what's not to like about the items there the two piece outfit sets are adorable (wish I had a girl small enough for one), the shorties with the pockets are too cute,but if I had to pick just one favorite it would be Small Wool Longies & Pixie Points Hat in Earths Harmony

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    7. I also liked this on facebook & became a new follower, thanks for the introduction to so much cuteness!

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  109. New follower on GFC and liked the Etsy Cloth Diaper Team on FB!

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  114. 3/30 Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/mummytocharis/status/185938796108451842
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