Today, I am pleased to tell you about a new April sponsor, Very Baby. Very Baby is the work of Jessica. In her words:
"Very Baby is pleased to offer hard to find cloth diaper sewing supplies including fabric, patterns, and specialty notions. We have fabrics you won't find in local fabric stores like waterproof PUL for diaper covers, organic absorbent fabrics, and wool jersey for natural diaper covers. We also offer an Approved Seamstress Club for mamas who would like to sew, label, and sell diapers made with our Very Baby patterns."
Jessica: April is the anniversary of our store opening! It's been 8 years this month.
Jessica: Necessity! I was sewing cloth diapers for my first baby, but had to wait months for specialty diaper fabric to be group ordered through co-ops. Things like waterproof fabric, soft wool knits, and absorbent fabrics were next to impossible to find locally. If I could find what I needed in online shops, I had to order from multiple places and the shipping charges would really add up. I wanted to start a shop where someone would be able to get everything they needed to sew diapers in one easy location without waiting ages and ages for it to arrive.
Jessica: I'm sure the right answer here is my lovely sewing corner, but in actuality my best ideas come to me while I'm showering... as rare as that opportunity is with four young children and a home business!
Jessica: Very Baby was a surprising overnight success. My husband quit his job and came home to cut and ship diaper fabric all over the world. Having him working with me has made all the difference when it comes to balancing everything, though we still have sticky kitchen floors and dinner in take out boxes when I'm up to my ears with a new pattern design. I homeschool our four children, and I find that being flexible with our schedules helps as well. The kids are very hands on with the business and enjoy using their own time cards to help us in the shop. I've learned to let go of my perfect housewife ideal. My floors will not always sparkle, my toilets will often resemble scary science projects, but I make time for what's most important, reading and snuggling with my children, making memories, and living creatively together.
For today's giveaway, Very Baby is offering the following gift bundle to TWO winners:
~ a $50 gift certificate good towards anything in our store! Along with the following brand new printable PDF sewing patterns:Very Baby One Size Fitted Diaper
Very Baby One Size Pocket Diaper Pattern
In addition, Very Baby is offering 10% off for all SouleMama readers. Use code Soule10 at checkout. Offer is good through May 10th.
Thank you, Very Baby!
To enter, please leave a comment in today's post (one entry per person, please!). I'll close comments and announce the winners by 8:30am EST on Sunday. Comments closed! The winners are....
We just got placed with a 4 month old less than 72 hours ago. We'd love to switch to cloth. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity Amanda!
Posted by: lindatoddjordan
What a wonderful giveaway! A dear friend of mine is expecting her first baby in June and these would be just perfect for her...
Posted by: Colleen/And Baby Makes Five