My WAHM Adventure

Hello, In April 2010 I decided to start my own home-based business making handmade hats for small children. Two years, two Etsy shops and 400 sales later, I am feeling awesome! What started as a small idea has turned out to be more successful that I ever expected. Surprisingly, the satisfaction I get in making something I love, has been the true "success" of this whole adventure.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Something NEW from GurlyStuff... and more!

After many years of not sewing, I decided to take out my 40 year old sewing machine and do a little sewing!  One of the items I have made and added to my Etsy shop GurlyStuff... and more! is a Polka Dot Waterproof Change Pad

On SALE now!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


I know I'm the worst blogger ever!  It's been almost two months since I last blogged and I feel awful!

Alot has happened since January 1st, I've opened a new Etsy shop and have spent alot of time making my own banner, avatar, product tags, mounting cards and business cards for the new shop.  My new shop isn't opened yet but I'm getting close to opening it.  I'll be selling alot of the same stuff but I'm excited about adding a new item, which I've never made before: BIBS!  It's been alot of fun taking out my sewing machine again; it has made me realize I miss sewing. 

Unfortunately my bibs won't be for sale for very long :o(  I just found out that textiles will need to be tested for flammability starting June 2011!  How is a small business owner who loves to make handmade items for sale supposed to manage the cost of this testing?  It just seems a little excessive and you won't believe the cost for this testing!  It's been a very frustrating two days since I found out and I've spent countless hours researching this subject.  But it is, what it is.  I'm just happy that crocheted/knitted hats are not subject to this regulation (both in Canada and the USA) and I can continue to enjoy making hats!

Speaking about hats... I'm working on a new style of hat for girls and will be getting them photographed in March.  I cannot wait to share my new hats with you and get them up in my shop for spring hat shopping!