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We would like to assemble 150 bags consisting of about 5 swag items per bag. They will be distributed to volunteers of SORR and to the first 75 people to enter the doors. We ask that each contributer send at least ten products, but more is always appreciated! Please keep the value under ten dollars per item.

A swag bag is a compilation of small handmade goodies. Examples of swag include: buttons, key-chains, brooches, patches, soap samples, magnets, postcards or small prints, stickers, etc. Think about what you would like to receive in a swag bag–it is okay to promote your work but no business cards or fliers unless they are accompanied by a product.
Each artist donating handmade goods will be featured on our blog as they come in with images of your items and contact information.
Please have your creations postmarked no later than May 15th.
For more information, mailing address or questions please email

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Thank you!



Here are our cloth diapers that I’ve been sewing for our little girl. They are pocket diapers, and we have 27 extra smalls all ready to go. These only take me about 30 minutes to sew, and they come along pretty nicely.

I have all of the small already cut out and ready to be sewn, it’s a lot easier to sew them in assembly line form. When I do this, I’ll do about 6 to 9 at a time. Hopefully our little girl doesn’t grow too fast before I get the smalls sewn up.

I should also get to ordering more fabric from and cutting out mediums, but then again she might not need those for awhile.

My favorite diapers are the prints, but they take more time to sew. They are also a little more difficult, due to adding the print outside of the PUL waterproof layer.


This is our new car seat cover, I took apart the original one to make the new one. Instead of creating a pattern (which would have been pretty easy) I just sewed the new fabric over the original pieces and then sewed them all back together. I wish I would have taken pictures as I went, but being pregnant I’ve been absent minded about that sort of stuff.


Here is what the original fabric on the cover looked like. See it’s not very pretty, modern, or even girly for our baby girl due July 14th.


Let me know what you think of the new car seat cover, I would love to know what you think.



Update: Just to let those of you who think that this car seat is an old one, it isn’t. Evenflo makes car seats for low income people and donates them to places that gets them to the people who need them, like me. I’m assuming they use fabric from old styles that they no longer sell. My car seat was made in March of this year, so it is not an old one. Many people have left me comments saying that now the car seat isn’t flame retardant and that I’ve voided my warranty. Because of this, I am going to order a new cover, costing me money, but they will probably just send me another of the same old blue fabric for my little girl. Considering that the doctor is just down the street (a walk away), we wont exactly be in the car very often, and this car seat will be used with a stroller base to get around. Please stop leaving the nasty comments (making me an about to be first time mother very upset), I understand what you are all saying.