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Great Cloth Nappy Hunt underway!

Posted in 'Great Down Under Nappy Hunt' on September 3, 2009, 5:43 am
Well it's already day 3....and I feel like I am not getting much done as I've got heaps to do before my next coaching session.

But at least I've finished these;

Embroidered Fringe NappyEmbroidered Fringe nappy Lion

3D embroidery I call it!  They look so much better in real life. 

These are the usual Superdays cloth nappies with an inner of suedecloth, and bamboo fleece as the absorber.
They are funky new designs I accidentally stumbled across in Emblibrary.  There were heaps to choose from and I am slowly working on getting all of the fringe designs stitched out onto the nappies and ready to be listed next week some time.

Hope all of you hunters are having a marvelous time looking for icons.  I made it super easy on day 1, but have now hidden it even better just for more of a challenge.
And just to be a tease

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Gosh week 2 almost over

Posted in 'General' on September 9, 2009, 9:06 am
And what a week it has been, I have started full time work this week at my old job plus running Twinkle Lily at home.  So far so good, I am coping well especially after a major audit and 12 hrs of work today.

Already I have finished my next batch of fringe embroidery and omg what gorgeous designs they are!  I couldn't even do all of my usual promo's on all the forums I am on because they sold that quickly......amazing wonder if that means I can now classify as a store for hyena's LOL

Tomorrow night I start on natural inner AIO nappies.  Made the same way as our Superdays cloth nappies but instead of using suedecloth, they have an eco bamboo lining.  The lining is similar to that of natural bamboo fleece, but a much thinner version.  It makes the nappy so soft and squishy, and I just amaze myself at the absorbancy!

Anyhow.....many boosters to cut tonight :(  I hate cutting


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Vegetable Lasagne with organic vegetables

Posted in 'General' on September 13, 2009, 11:03 am
Since I have started to have my organic fruit and veg delivered to me I have had an abundance of extra thinking and ideas flowing through my head.  (really have to think before I throw out anything these days)

So yesterday I grabbed all of the veggies that might not last the week and threw them all together into a veggie lasagna.  My hubby saw me cooking and asked me what it was with a smirk as he knew it was a veggie dish much to his distaste.

Anyhow my recipe;

1 Leek
1 Broccoli
1 Red Onion
half Pumpkin
2 Carrots
1 Eggplant
1 Zucchini
300ml cream
1 pack Latina lasagna sheets
1 pack grated cheese (any - I used tasty)
Tomato puree (I don't like to use tomato paste in my cooking anymore)
Oil (I used canola)

Basically the eggplant and zucchini are diced, carrot and pumpkin grated.  Broccoli I just split into little trees, onion is cut into strips, and leek is sliced.  Place all into a big saucepan with about 2 tbs of oil.
Slowly heat and mix everything, add the tomato puree and add salt, pepper or any other spices you'd like.  (I used a bit of Bush Spices McCormick)
Once the sauce mixture is heated and veggies have softened, lay some lasagna sheets to cover the base of your oven dish and add a layer of the mixture. 
Add a sprinkle of the grated cheese on top then place another layer of lasagna sheets.  On top pour some of the cream.
Add another layer of the sauce and a layer of grated cheese (not too thick).
Again add another layer of lasagna sheets and pour cream.  If your dish is big enough do another layer of sauce.
Otherwise on top of your layer of cream add grated cheese and simply bake in the oven until cheese is browned.

If you really really must have some form of meat...a great variation is to place strips of bacon on top of the sauce.

Fabulous eating -  the boys loved it and so did hubby!



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Wool menstrual pads

Posted in 'New Products' on September 18, 2009, 1:37 am
Will finally finally be listed and for sale on Saturday night.

I don't know how many times I changed this pattern around until I had it perfect.  Well it took me 5-6 versions, but I did it! Wooohoooo and I think they look brilliant and feel so amazing I seriously impress myself LOL

These wool backed cloth pads are very different to my standard pads (although I used these for a starting point with lengths etc)
I still have the 4 sizes;

Smallsie which still has 1 layer of bamboo fleece absorbency and 1 layer backed with organic merino wool interlock.
Smiddsie which has 2 layers of bamboo fleece absorbency and 1 layer backed with organic merino wool interlock.
Middsie which has 2 layers of bamboo fleece absorbency and 2 layers backed with organic merino wool interlock.
And the Biggsie which has 3 layers of bamboo fleece and 2 layers backed with organic merino wool interlock.

Construction of the wool pads are as follows,

Layer of wool (or 2 for slightly bigger sizes)
Top layer of coloured bamboo velour
Attached to the velour by 3-step zigzag stitch is the bamboo fleece soaker.
The layers are overlocked together and wings are attached with snaps.

Abit about wool
  • Wool fibers are made predominantly from protein but contain small amounts of fat, calcium and sodium
  • Wool is fire resistant
  • Wool can hold as much as 30% more of its own body weight in moisture.
  • Wool is comparatively stronger than steel
  • Wool has insulating properties which keep you warm in winter and cool in summer
  • Wool is extremely breathable
  • Australia is the biggest supplier of wool in the world.
Wool-O has been chosen to make our cloth pads because it comes from Australia grown Merino Sheep and is processed to standards keeping it "organic"
The colours are bold and this combination of fabrics makes Twinkle Lily wool pads extra squishy and so comfortable to wear.

So keep your eye out on Saturday 19th September around 8pmish 2009 when our wool pads go live!








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Customs just finished

Posted in 'Customs' on September 20, 2009, 9:15 am
All I can say is wow!  At times doing customs really throws me and my routine out, so I try not to take on too much.  But every so often I get to experiment and make cloth nappies like this;

                                                                       
Back
Superdays Cloth Nappy

Front
Front Cloth nappy

And a second custom order finished for tonight;
Back                                                                      
Cloth Nappy

Front
Front Cloth Nappy


The top 2 are made with microchamois inners which I only received in a co-op recently and are so beautifully soft to work with.  The bottom 2 have standard suedecloth inners to wick away moisture from bubs skin.
Both nappy sets have our Superdays booster system in place, a trifold attached to an hourglass booster with another hidden 2 layers in body of nappy itself.






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My weird cravings today

Posted in 'General' on September 26, 2009, 1:00 am
Let's get this straight from the start - No I am not pregnant!

I occasionally overindulge in the things I shouldn't and yesterday it was Tiramisu Cadbury's chocolate straight after some bbq chicken rolls.  If my husband is reading this he'd be thinking "she doesn't even know the word overindulge".  I love chocolate and really can't stop myself, it's like I get taken over by something/someone.

So you can imagine my husbands surprise this morning when I said no to half a Freddo :0

Today is one of those days I feel I need to just eat veggies and fruit, I feel a cleanse is in order.  So brekky consisted of 2 toast, light butter spread and the usual Berry Radical Milkshake.  Great for detoxing and as it's in powder form can be used in alot of recipes.  Also only certified organic ingredients are used.
For more information, please visit http://twinklelily.mionegroup.com/en/product/15111

Seeing as I am on my own with all the boys out for the AFL, for lunch I was going to make some more chicken rolls with the left over chicken, however as I feel the need to veggie it up today I made a salad as follows;

1 cup of cut up left over chicken
1 cup organic spinach leaves
organic cos lettuce chopped
3 tbs of fried chinese noodles
1/2 cup raw organic mung beans
some sliced red onion
all mixed with some sweet chilli sauce/maple syrup mixture.

Lovely! 


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Supernights ®

Posted in 'New Products' on September 24, 2009, 11:09 am
Well after almost 1 year I am ready to test again for some final touches.  I first started out with an AIO version of Supernights ®
Supernights Night NappySupernight Night Nappy Inner
These I have even been using on my boys for 1.5 yrs now with great success.  I am about to send out some velour fitted nappy versions for testing so those that want the extra protection have the option when they are released.

The shell of nappy is made from Malden Mills Fleece, inner top layer is a print suedecloth but microfleece/microchamois can also be used.  There is a hidden layer of bamboo in shell of nappy and booster is made up of a combination of bamboo fleece and microfiber to get the best possible absorption.



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