Thursday, November 26, 2009

BLACK FRIDAY SALE! on my webpage!!

Wow, am I big enough to do this? I don't know... I guess we will see huh?

It has been pretty dang cold where I live, how about you? I love though that I know that my baby is staying nice and cozy warm in her Longies! Can you guess what the sale is?

How about this?

Buy 2 Nifty Nappy's get a pair of Longies FREE!

Also you can use the code HAPPYNAPPY for 10% off your total purchase! If you have been dying to try wool, here is your chance to try it for free! :)

I would also love your help spreading the word! you can Tweet this:
BF sale @myniftynappy buy 2 Nifty Nappy's get wool longies FREE! Also 20% off with code:BFNAPPY #clothdiapers RT :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

There is a new givaway posted on my other blog! really folks, if you want all the info you should follow the other blog, I update it alot more!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

for you sewers out there...

I have many blogs I follow, but i love ObsessivlyStitching!
This week she is doing a POT HOLDERS week
Everyday a new thing to make with Pot holders.
So far she has made ingenious seatbelt covers
then she made a travel "sewing project" kit...I have one of these for stuff in the car
her latest creation is a makeup bag

visit her blog and check it out! here
can't wait to see what she comes up with next! :)

check out this one!

Here's another rave review of the Nifty Nappy and the Woolie Wrap. Gotta love it!
Julie over at ClothDiaperReview gave us a great review. You have a week to enter and 5 chances, so hurry over!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I love this holiday! I hope you all have a great and safe Halloween with all your little goblins, monsters and witches! :0)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

support this giveaway!

I found a fun giveaway and I want to support this one. This is my friend Jamie at LittleJumpinBeans on etsy. She makes amazing soft soled baby shoes. I have tried to make these and I know how much time and effort goes into them hers are a great deal for the amount of work! :)

Check her out here

Then RUN over and enter the giveaway to get a free pair!

SpearmintBaby is hosting the giveaway here

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Last chance ....

Today is the last day for this giveaway. Your chances are really good too. So far there are only like 80 entries! Hurry over ...


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Awesome Review and Giveaway!

Wow, I am speechless! I know I love my diapers and covers, and I know other's like them, but I just love to hear what others really think about them.
BethAnne over at HappilyDomestic09 did an amazing review on her blog

The GIVEAWAY part:
We are also teaming up to do a great giveaway of the products she reviewed! The giveaway goes from now through the 29th, but you want to get there before the 22nd since you get more points for blogging it before then! :)
I am so thoroughly pleased with this review! Thanks so much BethAnne!

Hurry over and get lots of entries! :)

I found this!

here is a giveaway I found, you should check it out!
let me know what you think k?

Monday, October 12, 2009

Giveaway kick-off!

I am going to be featured in a few giveaways over the next few weeks.

The first kicks off Thursday, 15th.

check it out!
I also have a button on the side that links to her blog!

Happy Diapering...

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Can you help my cousing's little girl?

My cousin Lacie has a little 4 yr old that has recently been diagnosed with leukemia. It has been really hard on them, and some people are looking for ways to help them. I stumbled on a blog entry the other day that was about Taylie (the little girl) and I was very touched by it. I thought I would pass it on. This lady was out for a run and got thinking about Taylie -whom she has never met- and came up with a way she could help. She found a donor that would pay $2 for every blog entry and tweet and facebook mention of Taylie and her website. so I thought I would share it here...

This is the original blog entry, you have to comment here so it counts.

This is Taylie's blog
This is Taylie's hope -the facebook page

If you would like to help this family out it would be greatly appreciated! All you have to do is blog, etc. about it! They are an amazing family and have tried to stay positive though this all!


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I have a new blog for my webpage! check it out!

here it is. I will use this one once in awhile for etsy, but I will update my other one with all the big sales and to get info and feedback for my new webpage! :)
Come follow me there.
There will be a few giveaways in the next month I have set up with a few other ladies!

Monday, September 28, 2009

It is going well!

yeah!! I have a couple orders! There have been a few hiccups with the discount thingy, but they are all worked out!
I am excited I also have a few giveaways in the works for the next month or two! more to come on that!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

My new webpage! huge sale!

It is HERE!!!!!
the Give-Me-A-Month sale!
I get a month to make the item and you get 25% off!
today through oct. 9th! HURRY!!!!

I also have free shipping on sets of diapers on top of the 25% off! :)

I would also love it if you would visit the blog and let me know what you think of the new webpage! Also any love you could show my little webpage would be great...facebook, twitter, blog!
Thanks for all your support!


Sunday, September 20, 2009

The SEVEN letter word...

Sorry, this is not business oriented. But here it is anyway....

The 4 letter words!

Isn't it funny how you almost know what words people are talking about when they refer to swear words this way?

WHAT IS the seven letter word? What am I referring to? I have been thinking today alot about it too...DISEASEI have a cousin that is amazing. She is so cute and fun and full of life. She is a few years younger than me, so I have watched her grow up. I remember her as a little gal trailing behind the big kids. Then I got to watch as she chose a vocation and a hubby! She always looks adorable since she chose to be a beautician. I had most of my family before she started hers, but her little ones are the same age as my younger two kiddos. I just want to cry when I think about the heartache she has facing her. Her oldest one Taylie has just been diagnosed with Leukemia. (and not the nicer of the two kinds either.) On top of her hubby being away when she found out, she is pregnant and due in Sept. Pretty hard huh? I worry about her and wish I could help, but really besides $$ all I can do it pray and be there for her and her little family when can.

So I would like to ask you to pray for my cousin Lacie and her poor little Taylie. I did put a link on my side bar to get to the blog they are going to do for her. There is not much there now, but you can check back and get updates! Isn't it nice to believe in a higher power and know that we have a loving Heavenly Father that know and understands all we go through. I don't know if I would make it though life without this knowledge.

here is a newspaper article about her recently it has updated info too

she also has a facebook page you can become a fan of to show support

I have even thought of having a benefit sale for her. If you are sell items and would be interested in joining me please let me know. Thanks

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A giveaway blog!

I found a blog that is a giveaway blog, they give away some pretty neat things.
see them here:
Right now they are giving away a jelly roll, cake and charm of some really cute fabric!

I am going to try to contack them and see if they would want to do a diaper giveaway!
wish me luck!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Vote for my friends instructable!

check this out! My friend Tammy made up this instructable. She did a good job with the tutorial and it is a cute idea! I think my girls are going to be making these for their friends for Christmas this year. Thanks to my friend Ammi, who has been saving tanks that have passed through her door! We have a great selection and I think it will be a cute gift!

Give it a try make one up...
first go and vote for Tammy's instructable!

They are having a contest and the person that wins gets a new sewing machine. She is going to give it to her sister if she wins it!

Show some love and Tweet, Blog and FaceBook about her tutorial!


Thursday, September 3, 2009

You'll wanna see this!

Isn't this just adorable? I Love to see my diapers on cute little tushies! :)
Lena from did a review of my organic Nifty Nappy. She is also going to be doing a giveaway featuring 2 Nifty Nappy's, some inserts, and a wool cover. She is making them into a diaper cake! Perfect for a gift for a baby shower! How fun huh?
Make sure you visit her and check back for the giveaway which will be after Labor Day. you could also give the Nifty Nappy a little love and Tweet this or FB it! Heck even blog it! :)

Sunday, August 30, 2009

This makes me so MAD I could spit nails!

Check this out and then please write your congress members and ask them to have this changed: This is ridiculous!

Mattel- the main reason this law was enacted is exempt from 3rd party testing. They are able to offer "their own" testing on site. Which despite them being the biggest toy mfg in the world, and able to afford 3rd party it also gives them an edge which makes them able to "skew" the results as they have in the past. So the big guns who can afford to pay for the 3rd party testing are exempt, and the little people aren't? Well, sadly that is lobbying shown in it's true light.

Please write as many people in your political circle as you can!

here is a link to help you find your reps!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Look what I did this weekend....

I worked on this order for a lovely lady that lives here in the area. She bought these for a friend of hers for a baby gift. How sweet huh?
she got :
5 Nifty Nappies
5 PeachyKeen Pockets
2 Woolie Wraps
4 sets of Nifty Nursies
1 set of Tiny Tootsies
and I threw in 10 wipes.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Goodbye to Trainers!

I am very frustrated with my trainers. I can't seem to ge the sizing right. I make them the size the people ask for and then they never fit. I think it is the fact that the hemp doesn't stretch. It is very frustrating. So I am dropping them. They take longer to make than diapers and I get less for them. So with this extra frustration they aren't on my list anymore. :( Goodbye Trainers! They sure were cute though huh?

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Featured in a giveaway!

I love giveaways! They are just too fun, besides tying for them, I love to be in them.
This gal makes the darn cutest capes I have ever seen!
She wanted to have a giveaway and so many people wanted to participate that she has made it a week long extravaganza . She is featuring items for 2 days at a time.
She is giving away one of my swim diapers. Today and Tomorrow only!

you have to scroll down a bit! but there are tons of other cute things to enter too! Good luck!

Sunday, August 16, 2009


I spent alot of time sewing last week. Here is what I got done...

Pretty cute huh? I need to spend some time taking photos and editing and the lisitng. These are all gonna be listed. Some are nifty nappies and some are peacykeen pockets. :)
Look for new diapers! :) yeah!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Guess what I am working on?

I am working on a new logo. :) It will be similar to what I have now only more personalized and it will "say" cloth diapers! wish me luck!

Friday, August 7, 2009

my diaper is in a giveaway!

check this one out! it is a huge giveaway! She reviews each of the diapers too.

here at RockerByeBaby

Thursday, August 6, 2009

a new way to contact me!

I have a Google Voice # now!

here you go!
(801) 876-0509

This is my new business number, you call it and it rings my phone, or whatever phone I set it to ring! Cool huh? This is just one step in my new business venture! :)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

And the WINNER is....

I have a winner for my giveaway! It was fun adding up everyone's total entries, then we cut paper and wrote everyone's name on a piece of paper for every entry. We put them in a bowl and my AneMarie got to be the one to draw out a name. She drew out...
A Vintage Girl
Congrats girly!
I have to tell you how sweet this is. The is a little gal that is 14. She is the oldest in her family with a bunch of little bro's and sis's. She says her mom is obsessed with cloth diapering! She entered so she could win a free diaper for her mom. How thoughtful huh? I thought it was sweet.

I just wanted to thank you all for participating in the giveaway! I have some new business ventures I am working on and as they approach getting done I will let you in on some secrets k?

Monday, August 3, 2009

Giveaway is over!

I am excited to go through and see who won the giveaway! It will take me a day or two to get it all figured out! I will post who the winner is! Good luck to all of you that entered, and thanks for participating in my giveaway! :)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

info about the sew your own diaper kits ...

First don't forget about the GIVEAWAY!
tonight is your last chance!

I am sad to announce that the "Sew your own Nifty Nappy" kit will be postponed indefinitely.
I know, I know... I am pretty sad about it too. I have had a hiccup in my personal life though. Because of this, and some insight into a new business opportunity, I have made the decision to postpone.
I really do hope to someday resurrect this idea!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My sewing "room" :)

Don't forget about the giveaway!

On a side note, I went looking and I think I figured out how to make ... da-da-da-daaaaa! My Own Button! :) Let me know if it works k?

I took a few weeks off of sewing, and I sure was dreading pulling out all my stuff. Let me tell you why. I have decided it isn't because I don't like to do the sewing, but I because I don't have the room. I have 6 kids and we live in a little 3 bedroom modular home. I don't really have room for all the fabric that I need to have to keep up with the business. here are a few pics of what we live with because I do this...

my sewing table in my living room
the purple suitcases have fabric in them!
These have sweaters for soakers

This is more fabric!
and even more fabric!
This is my wool yarn for soaker ...if only I could find time to crochet!

I try to stay organized, but it is kinda hard with no space. I really love to sew the diapers. I love to see how cute they are when they are done, and I LOVE the hear how much the mama's and babies love them. It is too fun to hear someone say that my diaper is their fave, and that everyone that sees the baby in them thinks they are too cute. I really do enjoy all of it, but the space issue. I hope to someday have a house that is big enough that I can have a room all my own for sewing! :)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Giveaway Time!

Here you go!
For this giveaway I am pairing up with a good friend of mine over at littlejumpingbeans on etsy.
This giveaway will go from July 26 - August 2, 2009 -that is Sun to Sun! :)
We are going to give away:

a Nifty Nappy-compliments of me:

and a pair of Soft Soled Baby Shoes-compliments of Jamie:

They are going to match isn't that adorable?
What you have to do to get into the drawing!
follow my blog
follow Jamie's blog
make sure you leave contact info too! :)
*all these need to be reported on my blog!
1 extra entry -follow me on twitter myniftynook
1 extra entry -tweet this giveaway (after following so I see it!)
1 extra entry -comment somewhere else on my blog *come back and let me know what post!
2 extra entries -visit my etsy shop and pick your favorite item or fabric and report on my blog!
2 extra entries -visit Jamie's etsy shop and pick your favorite item and comment on her blog then come back and report on mine!
3 extra entries -become a fan of Vilate's Nifty Nook on Facebook here
3 extra entries -become a fan of Little Jumping Beans on Facebook here
4 extra entries -blog about this giveaway on your blog -provide link
10 extra entries -make a purchase from Vilate's Nifty Nook
10 extra entries - make a purchase from Little Jumping Beans
There you have it. All the entries will be written down and drawn by one of my kiddos! :)
Good luck to everyone!
ps. if this fabric isn't girly enough for your little princess we have an alternative: here

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Guess what?

So I am taking a break from blogging for the weekend. But I wanted to leave you hanging. I am going to do a giveaway on my blog next week. :)

It will be good and I am very excited! So, stay tuned. . .

Thursday, July 23, 2009

my beginnings...

So I was asked the other day what inspires me to make what I make.
I think that is kinda hard to pin-point. I am obsessed with cloth diapers... have been since day one.
When we were in college, (you know those days? ) money was pretty tight. We had two little ones in diapers and we were spending a huge chunk of our grocery $$ on them. I really don't know where the idea came from ...
...actually now that I think of it, I didn't go looking for them. I just stumbled onto them. I was looking for a good nursing bra, the store that I went to had a pattern for cloth diapers. It was just a little shop in a small town. The gal had all the diaper flannel and everything. I was there with my mom, and she said if I wanted to give it a try she would fund the project. We walked out of the store with flannel and velcro and the pattern. A stop off at Wal-mart and we had plastic pants too (can't believe I used those nasty things). A few hrs sewing and I had some fitteds to use they were just a basic side snapping fitted in flannel. I sewed a soaker down the middle and there they were.
They saved us alot of $$ right off. YEAH!! I will continue this another day! Just wanted to share where I began.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

School dayz....

It is less than a month till school starts, have you gotten your school shopping done? If you have you might have missed a few things. I have a few items that I think you should consider.

Just a few of my faves on etsy! check them out-

Keep them organized at school too,
send these locker magnets to keep notes from home up.


I love the idea of reusable...
..saving money is a great idea right?
With these you can do it with style


Send a little friend along to school with them!


Accessories a girls best friend, right?


My girls would love a bag like this!
Backpacks are soo last century!


...and last but not least, we need order right?


So run on over and get yourself all prepared for the mayhem of back to school!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Animal Tamer

In my weeks off I decided to do a crochet tutorial. My first ever, so here goes...

Let your child's inner animal come out. I have 6 kiddos and they love to pretend to be all sorts of animals. I saw a pattern for horse reins, and thought what a great idea. I made one up and it is ok, but I thought I could simplify the pattern to be faster to work up and maybe be a little more durable!

So here is my Animal Tamer....
you will need:
small amount worsted weight yarn in 2 contrasting colors
G hook
needle for sewing in ends
*see the end of post for pictures of cross over and dec.
with MC
Chain 31
row 1 sc in second chain from hook and across, ch2 turn

row 2-4 dc across, ch2 turn
row 5 (cross over design) dc in next 6 dcs, *skip next open st, dc in st, dc back into skipped st*, repeat from * to * 8 times (should have 9 cross overs), dc in next 7 st, ch 2 turn
row 6-7 dc across, ch2 turn
row 8-9 dc dec. over first two sts, dc across decreasing in the last two sts, ch2 turn
over head loop
add in your coordinating color

hold both colors of yarn throughout the end
Ch 40
attach to the other top corner with a sc

sc back across the top (using both yarns)
continue sc down the side to the bottom
Ch 250 then attach to the other bottom corner
sc back up the other side
finish off
sew in ends with the needle.
There you have it!

cross over stitch:
skip one stitch and dc in the next stitch then cross back and dc in the skipped stitch

skip the next open stitch and dc in the next ... continue the pattern

finished stitch
dc dec stitch (double crochet decrease)
YO and insert in next st pick up yarn and pull through

pick up next stitch, pick up yarns and pull through
you should now have 4 loops on your hook.

pick up yarn and pull through 3 loops

pick up yarn and pull through last 2 loops

There you have it!
Let me know what you think, I would love to hear from you!
If you make one and wanna send me a picture I will welcome that too!

Monday, July 20, 2009

another giveaway i am hoping to win! :)

here is a link to it!

here are the deatails as posted on her blog:
Tiny Wiggles is an amazing shop specializing in all things bath related for baby! Hooded towels, facecloths, and my favorite the wash mitts! Little Jumping Beans has teamed with Tiny Wiggles to do a great giveaway for all you readers.

Jamie is a great buddy of mine, so you should follow her blog and give the giveaway a try! :)

good luck and happy blogging!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009



"Sew your Nifty Nappy" Kits

I have decided to do the diaper kits. They will be this:

Nifty Nappy Pattern: $10

this will be a PDF file with lots of photos!

"Sew your Nifty Nappy" Kit without aplix: $12
Organic Version: $14
outer: cute cotton knit or flannel
absorbent: Organic Hemp Fleece
inner: micro fleece
layin insert: 1 each of Organic Hemp Fleece and Organic Bamboo Velour
elastic cut to length

"Sew your Nifty Nappy" Kit with aplix: $14
Organic version: $16
outer: cute cotton knit or flannel
absorbent: Organic Hemp Fleece
inner: micro fleece
layin insert: 1 each of Organic Hemp Fleece and Organic Bamboo Velour
elastic cut to length
aplix cut to length

Kit with aplix and a Nifty Nappy: $30
Organic version: $34

Nifty Nappy pattern
"Sew your Nifty Nappy" kit
a finished diaper, which can make following a pattern and tutorial lots easier. :)

**I will also offer a discount for multiple kits. I will give the same as my diapers for every 5 you buy you get $10 off.

These will be easily done with just a sewing machine that has a straight and zigzag stitch.
I will also show how to finish with a serger.
Ther perfect project for a beginner sewer!

There you have it.
So now my time I am taking off sewing diaper will be spent getting a tutorial ready. :)
I will start selling them the beginning of August.
I am excited about this new adventure though.

Monday, July 13, 2009


I am trying to figure out how to get my time all lined out. I feel that I am doing my sewing all the time and everything has to take a back burner to it. That isn't what I want though.
My family is really important to me. I want to be able to spend time with the kids not get all ornery cause I stayed up late with diapers or something isn't working like I need it to.
I also have many other hobbies that I feel like I haven't had time for. I want to be able to quilt with my friends, do some scrapbooking, or not feel guilty when I am sitting down doing a little crocheting that isn't a soaker.

How do you ladies all do it? I don't want to just give up, but I don't feel that I have my priorities right and I am not ok with that.
Any ideas?

One of the ideas I have had is to sell a "Sew your own diaper" kit. I would cut out all the fabrics and the elastics and such and then I would have a tutorial video on my webpage to help them out.

What do you think of that idea?

I am also having issues with the whole lead testing and labeling things. That is a major thorn in my side.

Ahhhh.... sorry I just had to vent my feelings somewhere. Any suggestions or advice would be welcomed!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

New blog...

...what do you think? Do you like it?
I just wanna get more followers any suggestions?

I was tagged! Ahhhh!

Well really it is not that bad. I am supposed to write 10 things about me and then tag 10 people. so here goes I guess.

1. I grew up in Utah
2. All I ever wanted to be when I grew up was a mom. I am so lucky to have a wonderful, supportive hubby that lets me stay home and do that.
3. I really love Skittles! They are probably my fave candy
4. I love to watch Matlock while my kids take a nap.
5. I don't like PB & J's.
6. I have more fabric than one person should have and I live in a little 3 bedroom with my hubby and 6 kids!
7. My dad came from a family of 15 kids. I have a huge family! I even know all my cousins. there are 87 of us grandkids.
8. I have 17 chickens.
9. I have lived in 4 states, but I have lived in 16 different houses in my life.
10. If you have read my blog or visited my etsy shop you will already know, but I am obsessed with Cloth Diapering and I am deterring my baby from potty training cause then I can't use my CD's anymore!

So now on to the tagging others huh?
These ladies all have etsy shops or some sort of shop. Feel free to visit them!

there you have it! Thanks to Cuter than a button creations for inviting me to do it! :)

Friday, June 26, 2009

Get your Pool party on!

I am in a treasury! I love this! it is so fun to know that othes like my stuff!
Check it out here:

Also tomorrow I will be showcased here:
look for it tomorrow! :)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


I need to post a picture of this bubbles diaper so I can show a gal what it looks like. cute huh?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

50 yards for $50!

I am so excited! I went to a garage sale the other day and this lady had a ton of amazing fabric. She was selling it all for a buck a yard! So great!!!! So I wanted to show them to you!

Fly by day - flannel

Field of violets - knit

2 tiny friends blue - knit

2 tiny friends pink - knit

Free as a bird - knit

On the job - knit
Flowers al'la funk - knit

Tea time-- knit

Blue over you - knit

Rows of nature - kint