Sunday, July 25, 2010

Loving Etsy!

I seem to spend my days getting lost in the pages of Etsy at the moment. Browsing and day dreaming about cute handmade things for the little one in my belly. It's times like this I wish we were rich! I think I would buy almost everything they have on there for babies, lol.

I really like the idea of going handmade for a lot of the baby toys and clothing. I think they are so much cuter then the generic stuff they have in the super markets these days. I am definitely one for trying to do my bit for the environment and the health of my family, but also being an artist myself, I like to support others in the creative industry.

Look at this cute and colourful rabit from Super Sock Monkeys etsy store.

and this wonderful wooden baby rattle from Woman Woodworker's Natural Wood Toys

I am also really passionate about cloth diapering. I am definitely going to try and do my best at sticking with it. I have always wanted to cloth diaper and really hate the idea of using those plastic throwaway diapers from the shops. Not only do I think they are a waste of money, but they are terrible for the environment and the harsh chemicals they use in them to make them absorb aren't very friendly on a little delicate baby bottom.

Not that I have a problem with anyone else using disposables on their own children. They are definitely more convenient and easier to use which is really appealing to me, but I just don't want to use them on my own child. Let's see if I change my tune after the first couple months of cloth diapering, lol.

I really love this fleece diaper cover from Cottontail Babies. It is so darn cute!

Any who, I'm off to browse the many more pages of Etsy :)

Have a great day!!!


Bradley said...

Hi Michelle,

I just wanted to let you know that I've read your blog up to your latest post and really enjoy reading it! I like the idea of getting home-made things for your baby, that'll be great! I can't wait for the baby to be born! It's going to be great!

Love Brad!

Serena said...

Hi Shell....loved the post!I think going as natural as possible with baby is a wonderful outlook to have. Hey, I love that cute little monkey in the bottom corner of your ETSY wish-list.

messyfish said...

Hi michelle! Long time no hear/see. If you want really amazing non toxic ethically made toys try honeybee toys. They have a great range and the woman running it it tops!! ( and it's Aussie run business)
oh and if you only read one parenting book then you must read " parenting for a peaceful world"( by robin grille. Aussie guy). It's about natural non violent birth and parenting and is the most amazing influential book I have ever read. I was so glad I read it early in my pregnancy so I could start whilst still pregnant.
I know I am sounding so bossy here!!?? But you want handmade and cloth nappies.... It's sooo the way to go! Especially if you have a boy. Those plastic nappies heat the genital area and are said to cause probs later in life. I use "baby beehinds" magic alls. I Also bought them online

MaryO said...

Hi, Michelle! I am thrilled about your "expectancy", I know you're going to be a wonderful mother. I hope you do well with your decision about the cloth diapers. It isn't easy, and I'll admit I gave up cloth as soon as the throw-aways became available, but I admire your determination. Good luck and blessings to you and your little one!

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Michelle Sweetie,
I have missed hearing from you!
So happy that you started this New Blog for your upcoming bundle of joy!
I love handmade things too and Etsy does have wonderful creative things. Just be careful with things with buttons on them they are Not baby friendly. Those are good for children past the toddler stage. :)
Love and hugs,

Where the Heart is said...

Hi Messy Fish, I know it has been ages. I have been meaning to do a blog post on my other blog but never seem to have the time. I don't think you sound bossy at all, it is so good to get some advice on going natural with things. I am hoping to also have a non medicated natural birth, so I will def get that book you mentioned. Thanks so much for your comment it was great to hear from you :)

Thank you so much Mary for your lovely comment. I hope to be a good Mum. I will see how I go with the cloth diapers, lol.

Hello Norma!! I have missed u all too. I am hoping to do a blog post on my other blog soon. I will def be careful with toys with buttons and stuff, I am really paranoide about stuff like that, lol. Thankyou so much for your lovely comment :) xo

Sandy said...

Congrats on the new baby coming Michelle. You are going to love being a mama. Nice blog.

Rita said...

Loved the items from etsy you posted in your blog. Sooo cute and great that they are handmade. Good luck with the cloth diapers. I think they are better for baby and way better for the environment. If I had it to do over, I'd use cloth. (My baby is 35 years old now--ROFL! You are bringing back wonderful memories!)

Where the Heart is said...

Thanks Sandy!! I hope so :)

Thanks Rita, I really hope I can stick at it. I think I'm gonna try bamboo terry towling aswell cause it's even better for the environment. LOL, ur so funny! I will keep u posted on how it all goes :)