Meet the Team
I'm blessed to be a mother to 4 children. My husband and I had two of our children right...
I'm blessed to be a mother to 4 children. My husband and I had two of our children right after we married 21 years ago. I home schooled both children through high school. Many years later, the Lord blessed my husband and I with our third child, who is now 3 and then another son, who is 5 months old.
I always wanted to learn how to sew and with the birth of my 3rd child I started using cloth diapers. I loved using them, they're much easier than I realized! What I didn't like was the quality and fit of those diapers. I spent a small fortune for commercial diapers that I thought would last but didn't. They fell apart and I was heartbroken. I started using prefolds and covers and realized that I liked them too. They were much less expensive to buy. I then stumbled upon a website where all the moms were making their own diapers. I was intrigued and quickly got hooked on sewing my own. That was the start of my love affair with cloth diaper sewing. I actually learned how to sew from making diapers. I now sew dresses, shirts, pants, skirts, shorts, wet bags mama pads, much more. I feel so blessed I learned how to sew, and that I can now pass down my knowledge to my daughters.
After sewing my diapers for a while, many mamas asked me to make diapers for them and my business, Precious Bunz Diapers started. I love to make fancier embroidered diapers. I created the Precious Bunz Diaper Sleeve. I love teaching other mamas to make their own diapers. It's really fun to share the knowledge and different techniques with other women… to see their faces when they realize that they too can sew and make their own beautiful cloth diapers!
Today my life is very busy, I've got a toddler who is 3 and we've started some pre-school learning at home along with my 5 month old. I sew in the evenings and really enjoy every moment I can with my family. I feel the Lord has truly blessed my husband and I and we love to bless others.
Visit her blog at: http://mother4jesus.blogspot.com/
Trisha P. is a stay-at-home mom to 2 beautiful children who became interested in cloth diapering...
Trisha P. is a stay-at-home mom to 2 beautiful children who became interested in cloth diapering when she was pregnant with her son. She loves to craft and sew and create! After deciding to start making cloth diapers, she soon got “hooked” and found she enjoyed it immensely. In addition to sewing, Trisha loves to knit, crochet, decorate cakes and is just becoming interested in photography. Trisha also enjoys blogging and has shared many of her crafts on her beautiful blog www.sweetnsassygirls.com.
Hi, my name is Bri. I am 27 years old and just celebrated my 8 year anniversary with my sweetie...
Hi, my name is Bri. I am 27 years old and just celebrated my 8 year anniversary with my sweetie, Heath. We have three beautiful children together. We recently bought our first home in the small town of Powell, Wyoming. My husband and I were both raised in small towns and wouldn’t have it any other way for our kids. Family is a huge part in my life and I have been blessed to be able to have been a stay-at-home mom since my first was born.
When I became pregnant with our third little surprise, we still had one child in diapers and the other in pull-ups. Not only were we preparing to become home owners, but it was an older home which would need many minor renovations. As you can imagine, our budget was tight. The expenses were all adding up in my head and I desperately needed some way to cut our costs.
Then one day while I was checking an online forum for expectant mothers, I noticed some topics about Cloth Diapering. The light-bulb in my head went off and my research began. What? You don’t have to use plastic pants or pins?! I was blown away with the pictures of these “cloth diapers”. They were not at all what I had expected. I was astonished, but a bit skeptical. Not because it was cloth, but because to purchase just one commercially make cloth diaper was practically the same price that I had been paying for an entire economy size box of disposables. I knew that in the long run cloth diapering would be saving me money, but the upfront cost was so substantial. I didn’t see how we could afford it. I wasn’t about to spend $400-$500 on Cloth Diapers that I didn’t even know if I would like. After more research, I found a community of ladies that were sewing their own cloth diapers. Now this, I COULD do. And it would be much more affordable for us.
I have been sewing cloth diapers now for just over a year It has evolved from something that I was doing out of necessity, into something that I now do for pleasure and enjoyment. There is nothing I enjoy more than sitting down and creating something for my children.
I am honored to have been asked to be a part of the Babyville Boutique Design Team and am looking forward to the adventures and challenges it will bring. I know that I will be working alongside a wonderful and talented group of women, and I am anxious to get to know each one of them. Thank you, Babyville, for this opportunity to expand my horizons and be a part in such a huge stepping stone for cloth diapering!
I am a full time mom of 6 who loves to care for my family. My other interests are mostly an...
I am a full time mom of 6 who loves to care for my family. My other interests are mostly an extension of that, including gardening, homeschooling, raising as much of our food as we can, and cloth diapering. I have cloth diapered my kids for most of 13 years, and my methods have definitely evolved over that time. My first children were in flats with pins and plastic pants. While it was better (to me) than disposables, it was not as fun as it has become since I have learned to sew diapers for my children. I love experimenting, trying new patterns and styles, and diapering my children in beautiful “fluff” that I made just for them.
Krista T. is a multi-talented work-at-home mom with six children. She is not only creator of...
Krista T. is a multi-talented work-at-home mom with six children. She is not only creator of nellybeans.com, an embroidery design and supply business, but she is a successful pattern designer and has an online diaper sewing supply business, Soft ‘N Natural Fabrics.
It wasn’t until the birth of Krista’s fourth child that she began sewing and designing. She virtually taught herself to sew, which led to her designing children’s clothing and patterns. Once she had her first embroidery machine, she quickly mastered that skill and added her own unique designs to her children’s clothing line.
Krista’s interest in cloth diapering was initiated by the birth of her fifth child. She not only wanted to save money for her family, but with her sewing skills, she figured they wouldn’t be hard to make. She was “hooked” on diaper sewing from the very first adorable diaper she made. Now she is one of our leading designers and an expert on successful cloth diapering.
Krista created the embroidered diaper in our book Cloth Diapers Made Easy and has digitized some free downloadable designs for the Babyville blogs. To see more of Krista’s delightful embroidery designs as well information on custom embroidery, visit her website www.nellybeans.com and for her own cloth diapers, http://www.etsy.com/shop/RocketBottoms. If you are interested in a wide array of patterns, soaker fabrics, Babyville notions, and boutique sewing fabrics, visit Krista’s online shop at http://softnnaturalfabrics.com/store/.
I’m the proud mom of a boy born in May 2009. I started cloth diapering when he was 4...
I’m the proud mom of a boy born in May 2009. I started cloth diapering when he was 4 months old, and started sewing diapers almost immediately after that. I have always loved sewing and it makes me happy to give my son something to wear that is both cute and better for the environment!
I sell cloth diapers through Facebook. I have a shop (with a friend) called "Lila & Will" here: http://www.facebook.com/lila.and.will
We also started a blog to document our sewing projects here: http://lilaandwill.posterous.com/