Treasury Tuesday – A Few Of My Favorite Things

‘A Few Of My Favorite Things ‘ by Burrow & Bloom

Some of my recent Etsy favorites!


Holiday Cards, Set of 12 Not…

$24

Woodland Acorn Button Box, K…

$95

Cloud Desk Tidy – mini tray …

$14

Precious Gems Magnets – Illu…

$20

Christmas Sale: Big Secret G…

$69

Perfect Ice Cream Bowl – cer…

$30

Knitted bunny rabbit tea cos…

$16.99

DIY Cushion. Fox cushion kit…

$10

Cacti Coasters

$31

Elephant/ Giraffe/ Deer/ Tur…

$5.49

Macaroon Measuring Tape, Mac…

$3.39

Popsicle – Trinket Dish – J…

$42

Floral Frida / Cloth doll / …

$25

Milk Time Kitty Cat Handmade…

$20.99

Florida print

$16

2016 Calendar | 3D Landscape…

$4.99

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Treasury Tuesday – Warmth

‘Warmth ‘ by Burrow & Bloom

Warm colors have been really growing on me lately. Something to brighten up grey winter days!


Sun Stacker Waldorf Wooden T…

$15

Enjoy the Little Things | In…

$18

Wooden Flowers – Wooden Mead…

$16

Sale – Burnt Orange Canvas P…

$39

Honeycomb Necklace, Beehive …

$88

Orange Felted Wool Acorns or…

$24

Fox plush, orange fox pillow…

$36

Vintage Bib Necklace with Ye…

$35.5

Mustard Yellow Gold Nursery …

$79

Golden Laurel Leaf Bracelet,…

$20

Fox Shower Curtain Bicycle R…

$84

Burnt Orange Bird on a Wire …

$15

Fall Heathered Beanie // Slo…

$35

Mid Century Chest of Drawers…

$270

Burnt Orange Earings Gold Le…

$33

John Lewis Mid Century retro…

$13.9

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Gentle TV Shows for Kids – Part 1: Tumble Leaf

For a while now I’ve been thinking of blogging about the gentle kids’ shows our little family enjoys, but I’ve stopped short for fear of judgement. Afraid of falling short of the incredible standard of natural parenting and hearing about it from other moms, more perfect than I.

But I think it’s more important to share the good stuff and let go of fear and mom guilt. So I say to you as much and myself that it’s ok! You’re in good company! Sometimes it’s the only way to get stuff done or have a moment to recharge your batteries. Sometimes it’s just nice to snuggle and enjoy a story together!

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If you’re looking for a gentle show brimming with imagination for your littlest viewers please allow me to recommend Tumble Leaf, on Amazon Prime! It’s been at the top of our list since our little guy started watching TV.

Tumble Leaf follows the explorations of adorable stop-motion animated animals on a whimsical island. It has a sweet gentle nature that’s inquisitive, imaginative adventurous!

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My little guy loves exploring things and figuring out how they work. Tumble Leaf certainly inspires him further as he plays along or acts out scenes.

Along with being very empathetic he’s always been sensitive to anything “not nice” or with too much going on. So it can be tricky to find shows that work for us. We all enjoy Tumble Leaf. I think it will always remind me of snuggling with my guys on the couch with maple & brown sugar oatmeal. Cozy!

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Each episode begins with a crab on the beach, wresting something from a crab trap with his wooden claw. He checks it out and tosses it into a treasure chest in the bottom of the ship behind him. On the balcony of the ship a blue fox, named Fig, introduces himself and his best friend before setting off to discover what the crab threw into “the finding place.” An adventure through forests, beaches, meadows, or icy mountains ensues – all while figuring something out.

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A pulley, kazoo, balloon, ball, magnet are just a few of the items discovered in the finding place. Season 2 just premiered on Amazon Prime so it’s a wonderful times to start watching Tumble Leaf!

Rumble leaf, tumble leaf!

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P.S. Stay tuned for more kid show recommendations in the coming weeks!

 

 

Treasury Tuesday

‘Purple Passion ‘ by Burrow & Bloom

Beautiful things in my favorite color make perfect gifts for someone special or a treat for yourself!


Ceramic Lotus Ring Holder Bo…

$20

Purple Spirit Quartz Crystal…

$12.88

purple ceramic heart bowl -…

$15

16″ Purple Frosted Doug…

$25

Purple Butterflies, Purple w…

$16

Succulent Plant -Purple Eche…

$7.99

Get It Girl Purple Coffee Mu…

$16.5

Purple Wandering Jew, Perenn…

$9.95

Agate Bookends, Purple, Pair

$48

Moon tapestry, purple tapest…

$46

20cm purple cake stand

$39.5

Purple Dream Catcher – Dream…

$45

Crochet Baby Blanket, Baby B…

$88

Purple jewelry box, wood jew…

$14

12 Sizes Available: One Purp…

$20

Knit lavender scarf, baby al…

$92

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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!

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.