Meet the Team
Callie B. is mom to two children, ages 2 and 3, and to two retired rescue Labrador Retrievers....
Callie B. is mom to two children, ages 2 and 3, and to two retired rescue Labrador Retrievers. She is also a full time first grade teacher and runs a home-based diaper sewing business, Howler Monkey Bums.
In addition to her cloth diapers, Callie loves sewing clothes for her children and also makes a variety of other items including minky cuddle blankets and throws. Sewing is her all-time favorite hobby but she also enjoys hiking, skiing, and of course, being with her girls!
Callie’s addiction to sewing began in the summer of 2011 when she started making cloth diapers her baby. Although basically self-taught, she had a lot of online support. As she says, she got pretty good at sewing that adorable “fluff”, so her husband encouraged her start selling her items and her business Howler Monkey Bums was born! Callie credits much of her success to the the support and encouragement she received from other WAHMs.
Hi! I'm Christina (aka JoyfulRose) and am very excited to be part of the Babyville Boutique...
Hi! I'm Christina (aka JoyfulRose) and am very excited to be part of the Babyville Boutique Design Team. I love this new line of products and am looking forward to sharing helpful hints and tips with you.
My cloth diapering journey began in 2006 with the birth of our second child. With two in diapers I realized how expensive disposables were and decided to give cloth a try. I was pleasantly surprised to find that they worked well at containing messes, were easy to clean, kept our children from getting rashes, and were cute!
Shortly after, I tried sewing my own diapers and was hooked! The diapers were less expensive than their purchased counterparts, were customized to fit my children, I loved the cute fabrics I could use, and enjoyed the satisfaction of sewing my own diapers.
We now have a third child and I've loved sewing her "cloth diaper stash". Have you seen how tiny and cute newborn cloth is? I LOVE it! I've been sewing cloth diapers for 5 years and enjoy sharing the knowledge I've gained with others.
Visit Chrisina’s website: www.joyfulrose.com to find cloth diapers, matching printable iron-ons, designs, and more! Follow Christina on her blog: joyfulrosedesigns.blogspot.com for more information about cloth diapering, sewing, and latest projects.
I am a stay at home mom of 5 (6 on holidays and summers), 3 of which are in cloth diapers/...
I am a stay at home mom of 5 (6 on holidays and summers), 3 of which are in cloth diapers/trainers. I started cloth diapering and sewing my own diapers in Feb. of 2010, and very quickly became addicted!
I have an MA in English and occasionally teach composition courses or grammar/writing workshops at the Community College level. I enjoy sewing diaper, knitting, crocheting, reading, writing and teaching in my limited spare time!
Hello my name is Jessica and I am a 25 year old mama to 3 beautiful little girls currently ages...
Hello my name is Jessica and I am a 25 year old mama to 3 beautiful little girls currently ages 4, 2 1/2, and 6 months. I have been sewing and doing every craft imaginable since before I can remember. Both my mom and my grandma surrounded me with a love of crafting and I thrived off being able to create with my hands. What brought me to cloth diapering was when my now 2 1/2 year old was about 18 months old and we had to buy a different brand of disposables that we had been using. They left little gel rolls ALL over her poor bum. I hated it! I was also pregnant with our 3rd daughter at the time and the idea of putting disposables on another baby didn't sit well with me. So I “googled” cloth diapers, bought my first diaper pattern and started sewing! Until Babyville Boutique was created, good quality waterproof fabrics were not available locally. I bought PUL from an online retailer and started sewing. My 6 month old wore disposable diapers in the hospital because she was in the special care nursery. As soon as she got home, she was a cloth diaper baby! I now sew diapers for my baby and also sell my diapers online at http://hyenacart.com/stores/TheCraftEGal/ and at my local farmers market. Besides sewing diapers I also bake delicious goods to sell at the market. Thank goodness I have such an easy-going baby so I can do the things I love!
Christine G. has been happily married to Steve for 20 years and is a full-time mom to 7 terrific...
Christine G. has been happily married to Steve for 20 years and is a full-time mom to 7 terrific children, ranging in age from 10 months to 17 years. After watching her mother cloth-diaper her younger siblings growing up, cloth-diapering was an easy decision right from the beginning. Again, inspired by her mom who made her own cloth diapers, Christine started sewing diapers about ten years ago. She has been thrilled with the evolution from basic materials and design to the wide range of patterns and beautiful materials available today. Christine lives in Ontario, Canada where she home schools her children. In addition to sewing, she enjoys all home arts, such as knitting, canning and cooking.
Hi, I’m Jo and I live in Australia. I have a boy, age one and a little girl, age 2...
Hi, I’m Jo and I live in Australia. I have a boy, age one and a little girl, age 2 ½. When I was pregnant with my daughter Amy, I was determined to use cloth nappies and not waste a lot of money on disposables. I stocked up on some terry flats, pins, snappis and plastic pants. However, despite my best efforts, once she was born I simply could not get her nappies to contain her messes!! While lamenting my perceived failure to use cloth on my baby’s bottom, I accidentally stumbled across some curious cloth nappies at a local eco store. They were fitted, had elastic in the legs, snaps to fasten and had a waterproof outer layer – I had discovered Modern Cloth Nappies!!! My obsession with cloth was renewed and I discovered that cloth nappies had become a whole lot more interesting in the 20 years that had passed since my Mum used cloth on my baby brother. Since I could sew reasonably well, I started researching madly, preparing to make the Ultimate Cloth Nappy. I made a stash of pocket nappies for Amy (and learnt a LOT along the way). She started walking a week after I finished them. She thinned out and suddenly they didn’t fit anymore. Undeterred, I kept buying patterns and fabric and eventually found the perfect combination for her. I love sewing cloth diapers for my young son, and sewing for my daughter. I aspire to sew and sell my own cloth nappies one day!