Welcome to Tulips and Turnips - Handmade for Baby!
The place of my creative journey. Most of my posts,
at least so far, have been about the processes involved
in starting a new business on my own.
My hopes are to have a few tutorials each month,
a giveaway each month, and previews of new items
and ideas, and various ramblings by me. Please feel
free to comment, share ideas, be a critic, etc.
Thank you for visiting and please check out my
Etsy shop!

Friday, May 6, 2011

So much to do, not enough time.

Tonight I found a tutorial on how to make my own blog buttons. Pretty cool, although I have so little time. Decorating my blog should probably not be too high on my list of priorities right now. I ironed fabric for hours tonight while I watched Sex and the City. Tomorrow I need to get caught up on designing and cutting. If I only had a room just for my sewing, that would make such a difference. I feel like I have everything all over, because I do my ironing and cutting upstairs and my sewing and photos downstairs. Someday... : ) Maybe sleeping should be a priority right now?!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Hum...

So when I google Tulips and Turnips I see there are many others, which doesn't make me too happy. Especially because I bought a URL that I am not currently using. I thought a blog would be more fun. Maybe eventually I will use the URL, I have it for another eight years minimum... However, I suppose if you are reading this than it's not an issue anyways. Here I thought I was being original : )
I sold my first "package" today. I have sold many blankets on their own and onesies on their own but not the whole package until today. So the one with the apples that is pictured below is gone to live in Virginia. It was so fast too, I posted it and just a few hours later it was sold. It was actually just a test to see how I could connect my Etsy page with my blog, it just looks like a white space if you don't have an item posted in your etsy store. I so put a few items in just messing around and sold one. What a nice surprise that I really needed, it helps keep me going to have a validation like that. It is hard starting up something like this, I've felt like quitting many times because it takes so much time and patience. I'm learning to have more of it...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

 
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A photo of one of my packages. There are a few more as you scroll down. This one still needs it's bib and / or burp cloth. I am thinking about making changing pads to go with each package. Tomorrow I'm going to try and finish up some of the other packages I have been working on and post some more photos. Some of my favorite ones are almost done. I hit a little lull because I had house guests and was feeling busy. I am working on getting some more color varieties of onesies to choose from, so far I have a bright pink, blue, green, and white. I will try to post some colored onesies soon. I do not wash any of the clothing but I do wash the fabric I use for everything else because I want it to be true to form once it is sewed. I always use eco-friendly, natural laundry soap. All of the clothing I use for my projects are Organic.

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About Me

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My name is Shawn and I am a stay at home Mom of two boys and also a student. After many years of school and a Master's degree in Psychology, I decided to go back to school for Lactation Consulting. I spend most of my time with my children, and working on my sewing projects. Currently the sewing projects have to due with my little side business of making things for babies, which will be the main focus of this blog. I also love spending time with my husband but I see him very little now because he is busy with work and paramedic training. We have been together ten years now and married five! I love making things for special people in my life, I feel like it's something I can do to stay connected and maybe they will think of me when they see the blanket, pillow, curtain, or whatever else I have made. Since I am a somewhat introverted kind of person sewing seems to fit me, it's a way to express myself creatively, and put love into each piece, for each person. My life is quite challenging at times but I make sure to think about things I am grateful for each day.