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!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

My New Website

My new website is coming soon, it's currently under construction. I'll soon be very happy to get rid of my Etsy shop because there are SO many shops and so many items on Etsy now that every items gets buried unless you're pretty much constantly "refreshing" it. My website will have all of the baby things I make and a custom order option. Everything else I make like the bags you see on here will still mostly be giveaway items from time to time. The website designer I have hired is great so far and I am excited about it, the one thing that's a bit frustrating is that I wish I could be more involved in the actual building of the site. I like to do things myself so it's hard to have access to it but not be able to do much because the whole HTML thing is such a foreign language to me. One thing I'd also like to do is to get some super great pictures for it and that is something I can do, BUT how to get my kids to sits still long enough... a whole other thing!

Friday, March 23, 2012

The Overnight Bag

I recently made the bag for overnight trips, and I tried to stick to a design pattern but it's so hard for me to do that. It's just easier to design it myself. I find that making bags of all sizes is a really fun thing, there are so many possibilities.

The website nightmare

Well, I've been working on the website that will replace my Etsy shop and be the main focus for my baby product business. It's taken a huge amount of time and I have regretfully neglecting my blog once again. The hutch is finally almost finished and as soon as I get the last few doors on, I'll post a picture. It has literally taken months so get done so I'm thrilled it's this close.
I think I might be crazy but I decided to paint my kitchen myself, in all my free time, LOL! And on top of being in the midst of my IBCLC internship, I decided I needed one more thing on my plate, I signed up for post partum doula training. But I do think it's going to be a really great combination once I'm finished with it all.
A while back i bought a Silhouette machine hoping it would be easy and great for my business in so many ways but I found it to be extremely confusing, however I'm starting to realize maybe I'm just slightly technologically inept. So I'm going to get it out anyways and try making shirts for the non-profit organization that I am part of, and I hoping to convince eveyone at the next board meeting that we should take part in the Human Race.
I have a few cute things I've been working on, I'll be posting them soon. : )


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.