Moms Helping Moms – Mini Sling Giveaway!

Hello to everyone who found their way here through the dancey pants disco hosted giveaway!

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I’m a huge fan of all and delighted owner of one of Michelle’s babywearing portraits, (pictured below), as well as long time follower of her gorgeously inspiring Instagram photos!

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It’s such a beautiful thing, moms helping moms and building each other up. Sharing what we love while forging authentic connection and community. Making it possible to do what we love while providing for our families. Expressing ourselves creatively and being there for our little ones.

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Is there anything cuter than a mini babywearer?

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If you haven’t already entered to win your choice of toy sling, handmade by me, head on over to @danceypantsdisco for instructions! Winner will be announced next Sunday, December 6th!

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Treasury Tuesday

‘Planner Love’ by Burrow & Bloom

Getting organized has never been so adorable! Colorful planners and cute accessories to personalize your reminders!


Journaling Spot – Sticky Mem…

$2.2

Light Coral & Mint Petite Fe…

$7

Totoro Pencil Pouch – Pencil…

$6.5

Pink Lace Heart Clear Deco T…

$1.79

Planner Charm, Filofax Tasse…

$5.5

Koala Paper Clip

$2.5

Light Teal Color Crush Perso…

$34.55

Handdrawn Frame Sticky Notes…

$6.5

Masking Sticker Set – Korean…

$2.8

Kawaii Heart Gel Pen

$1.99

Kawaii Owls Sticky Notes – P…

$2

8 x Mini Binder Clips – Past…

$1.68

Sticky Notes booklet / set

$3.6

Mint & Pink Washi Tape

$2.5

Cute hello kitty ballpoint p…

$1.99

Squirrel – tan – felt – Plan…

$2.95

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Interview with Luggabug

After featuring one of her gorgeous ring slings in a Treasury Tuesday Jessica of Luggabug and I got to talking and found that we have lots in common! Among other things, we’re both work at home mamas who made special things for our babies and decided to share them with the world!

Tell a bit about yourself.

I’m a work-at-home mother of one (so far.) I grew up in Southeastern Idaho in a small town called Pocatello. I met the love of my life at a hot dog cart in Boise, ID, which led to Southern California. I enjoy the sunlight, tea, giggles and cuddles with my family, and of course – creating. Sewing, painting, crochet, haircutting, music making.

What would people be most surprised to learn about you?

I’m a little bit of a geek. I’m really into space themed sci-fi stuff, mostly thanks to my husband.. like the Ender’s Game series, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, and Stargate Atlantis.

What inspires you to create?

Three things, I’d say.

My generation is starting to get into quilting and embroidery, and I love all the modern quirky fabrics coming out as a result! I still have a soft spot for vintage stuff too, so I try to fuse them together in my work.

I love sharing my art. I used to give away all of my paintings. I feel like once I’ve poured my love and effort into it, it’s not mine anymore and it has to be shared.

I started working at 14, and always liked the structure and consistency of having a job.  Although being a mom is a really tough job, it’s a different kind of job. It makes me feel good to create things that contribute to the family income, and to set and make my own personal tangible goals.

What did you like to do when you aren’t crafting?

I have a fantastic moms group in my area that does park day meetups and field trips. I also really enjoy reading, singing with my son, and hanging out with the husband.  

What is your dream in life, other than having a successful Etsy shop?

I want to live on a chunk of land with plenty of children, love, and fruit trees to go around. And a perfectly organized workspace. (Ha!)

How did you get started making ring slings?

I was pregnant with my son, searching and searching for a sling that was both affordable and adorable. If it was cute, it was usually a wrap conversion (and out of my price range.) If it was affordable, it didn’t make my heart sing with consumer joy. So I made my own! After that, I wanted to share the love. I thought… there have to be other moms out there who are looking for the same things I like. I should do this!

What is your creative process like?

When I see a fabric that gives me butterflies, I start to brainstorm the best way to display it. I try to find a coordinating fabric that will either contrast or compliment nicely, depending on the feel of the print. From there, it’s just adjusting the lines on the pattern to match what’s in my head. The rest is an assembly line, basically. I’m currently practicing embroidery, and experimenting with new patterns and styles of applique. So stay tuned for that!

I love the shapes of your coordinating fabric, like this one I haven’t seen ring slings like that. What was the inspiration?

Thank you! I loved how tulas and mei tais were decked out with cool fabrics, and noticed that the ring sling community was missing out. I saw fabric I loved, but quilter’s cotton isn’t strong enough to use alone. It was important to me to make safe, CPSIA compliant carriers. So I found a reliable linen source to use as the structural fabric. Then, I played around with different shapes and sizes of applique until I found a few that I loved.

Where can you be found online? (besides on Etsy)

I have an instagram account @luggabug where I post updates, sneak peeks, discounts, and behind-the-scenes photos.

How did you come up with your store name?

Early on, a friend on facebook asked what I was going to make. I said “Something to lug around babies in.” It came to me pretty quick after that, because I had already been playing around with rhyming names.

Any tips for others wanting to start a handmade business?

Sure! There’s a couple things I figured out that I didn’t think about in the very beginning, but they’re important. First – find and follow laws and regulations applicable to your product. Especially children’s products. Then – don’t let the bureaucracy discourage you. It’s kind of a frustrating mess, but it will make your life easier and it’s important.

Also – take the time to figure out your demographic. Think about if there’s a real demand for what you have to offer. Is anyone else offering it already? What sets you apart?

Finally – at some point you have to just take a deep breath and put something out there! You don’t have to start perfect, you just have to start somewhere.

Treasury Tuesday

‘Gifts for Her’ by Burrow & Bloom

Gift ideas for the special ladies in your life!


Sloth Necklace Turquoise. wi…

$34

White and Gold Ring Cone – R…

$24

2016 Calendar PRE-ORDER Limi…

$15

Butterfly Mask, travel sleep…

$15

Rose Gold Wrap Bracelet – W…

$795

emerald green black tooled l…

$114

Rose Posy Necklace

$17

Coffee Mug Set of 4- Heart P…

$110

Bambi necklace. / Collar Bam…

$25

Aqua Green Soft Suede Scallo…

$118

Mountain range at night – St…

$74

Magic Farmhouse Art Print | …

$18

Silver Chevron Ring – Silver…

$14

Goldfinch Trinket Bowls or R…

$32

Positive Thoughts Colouring …

$6

Seafoam Roses Organic Cotton…

$40

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Growing Busy

The new silicone necklaces have been so much fun to make it’s already time to order more supplies! The colors are just so yummy and the shapes are so much fun to play with!

Foxer really enjoyed helping me pick which beads to use and even tried to make some of his own. He chose the beads for the necklace I chose to keep as an example.

Burrow & Bloom items will soon be carried by three boutiques in three different cities! It’s thrilling to see things growing into the next level!

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As things pick up with the holiday season I’m thinking of blogging less. Maybe every other week or even once a month. That way I’ll be able to focus on producing new items for my Etsy shop, filling orders, and keeping the boutiques stocked.

Follow me on Instagram if you’d like to keep up on the latest Burrow & Bloom happenings over the holidays!

Treasury Tuesday

‘Cozy Autumn’ by Burrow & Bloom

Cozy Autumn finds for you and your home!


OOAK doll fawn deer plush em…

$150

Ready to ship! Blanket Scarf…

$38

Fox socks, knee high socks, …

$6

Wool Handwoven wrap, Wool bl…

$180

Vintage Dexter Riding Boots …

$63

Wrist Warmers, Fingerless Gl…

$18

Womens Newsboy Hat, Womens C…

$35

Orange Cable Knit Coffee Coz…

$9

Knit Headband in Pink, Cable…

$16

Moto Style Beige Tan Blended…

$31

Autumn Leaves Tea Cosy, Teap…

$30

Hand Knitted Unique Socks, E…

$48.5

Gilmore Girls Luke’s Din…

$28

White Sheepskin throws/ Shee…

$105

Lace cowl in yellow or green…

$30

Pillow Cover – Let’s Cud…

$20

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Hope you and yours had a very fun Halloween! 

Paul Bunyan and Miss Fisher

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Paul Bunyan and Babe the Big Blue Ox

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Little Totoro Pumpkin and Big Smiles Pumpkin