Friday, April 22, 2011

**CLOSED** Sweet Bobbins Etsy Shop - Review & Giveaway


I'll confess right up front that though I don't do a lot of dealings on Etsy, I love browsing through what this chic flea market-esque venue has to offer in terms of creative, unique, and dainty hand-crafted items.  When I first saw Sweet Bobbins on Etsy many months ago, I couldn't get over just how cute her items were. As my sister often says, dramatically, her stuff is so cute, "it just makes me wanna puke" (in a good way, of course!) ;) It's true though--head over to Angela's delicate little shop and you'll find one-of-a-kind pieces covered in everything from dainty birds, owls, flowers, and leafs, and other delicate nature themes and sweet patterns! Angela is also quite handy with a sewing machine, creating all her own items, including cloth wipes, bibs, wet bags, washable nursing pads, and more! In addition, Sweet Bobbins sells sewing patterns for bibs, tutus, pail liners, and other popular items--all for nominal fees of under $10. If you're a seamstress (or even an aspiring one, like me!), this could be a good place for you to get your start with baby items!

Up for review, Angela sent me two of her most "in-demand" items: a sample set of (4) girly cloth wipes, and a wet bag in her Michael Miller Bird Swing print. Are these not THE cutest things you've ever seen in your life?

When I tore open the mail package they came in, I sucked in a huge gasp and oohed and aahed over them for a couple of good minutes.  Not only are they SUPER cute, but they are also SUPER soft!  With the printed side as a soft cotton flannel and the backside as a soft OBV (organic bamboo velour), these are probably the most luxurious thing that Baby Aurelia's bum has ever come in contact with!  Before I had used them, I sent Angela a little message, saying that they were too cute to even want to use.  I loved her reply and have to include it here for you; she said, "LOL! They are cute, but also very functionable. :) I used to pick one up and think, "how pretty! I think I'll go wipe up some poo!" LOL!"  Ha! I had a good laugh at that and then bucked up to the task of using them to do the dirty deed.

I've been wetting my wipes with just water, and these were absorbent to suck up a terrific amount of water (or wipes solution, if that's what you use) to really get a smooth, clean wipe.  They are what I would call a medium-sized wipe, bigger than a Bumma or a baby washcloth, but smaller than some of the very large wipes that were out there.  This made it very easy to wield one-handed while my other hand was tied up holding Baby's legs still.  The size, I think, is just right!

I've laundered these wipes several times now (I washed them once before use, and have washed them a few times after being dirtied, as well), and I am THRILLED to say that they are just as soft as when they came in the mail!  They are not pilling or curling (as some of my other wipes have done after even 2 washes), and are so, so soft and flexible.  They are also stain-free, having washed up so, so clean even after some messy jobs!  I LOVE these wipes!


Angela also sent along this adorable wet bag for review!  This is a medium-sized wet bag with a ProCare Barrier Fabric layer for the waterproof inner, and a cotton-blend print for the exterior.  Sweet Bobbins' wet bags are available in a variety of prints & sizes, or you can create your own custom! Angela even has a second Etsy shop, Sweet Bobbins Fabrics, to show off all her cute fabrics or even sell them by the yard for other people who love sewing and crafting!

Every wet bag that Sweet Bobbins puts out also comes with a thick, sturdy snapping strap that easily attaches to a stroller handle, doorknob, or nestles in the crook of mommy's elbow for easy toting!

I personally love that the inner lining is not attached to the exterior print with this wet bag, as I just pull it out (inside out like a sock) and leave it hanging free from the cotton print altogether so that when I launder the whole thing with my diaper laundry, the entire bag washes cleaner and dries faster than if I had to keep all those thick layers bunched up together. I personally hang all my wet bags to dry, though this one can be dried in the dryer from time to time (though to prolong its life, hanging to dry is better).

I also love that this bag is available in a variety of sizes. With this size, I could honestly fit 5+ dirty diapers in here if the trip needed it. This would be great for long day trips (to the lake, etc), or even a short overnight stay at Grandma's! I love that you could just pack the one zippered bag, contain all the stinkies in one spot, and only have to launder one bag when you get home.  The zipper is sturdy, the bag never leaked, and it is cute as can be when you have to tote it around in public spaces.  This will be a favorite wet bag for anyone who picks one up.  Plus, they start at only $12.50 on the Sweet Bobbins Etsy shop!

Overall, I love the charm, uniqueness, and special TLC that goes into all of the Sweet Bobbins items.  I love everything that Angela sent me to try, and I love everything else that I viewed on her site. 

My only complaint about the Sweet Bobbins Etsy shop is ... Angela! Why don't you make diapers too?? ;) ;)

One lucky winner is going to walk away with a mini starter set of sweet little wipes of your own, though, so read on!


BUY IT:
Head over to the Sweet Bobbins Etsy Shop right now to buy a set of cloth wipes or a cute wet bag starting as low as $5.25!

WIN IT:
Sweet Bobbins is generously offering one lucky reader a mini starter set of cute cloth wipes from her shop! Choose from boy, girl, or gender-neutral for your set of wipes if you win!





GIVEAWAY ENDS 4/30/11 at 11:59 PM MST
OPEN TO THE USA & CANADA
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4 - ‘Like’ Cloth Diaper Contests & Giveaways on Facebook

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12 - Tweet this contest and tag @CDcontests (max. 1 tweet per day). Leave the permalink in the comments section. (1 entry each tweet) You may use the following tweet if you wish:

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Final details: I received no financial compensation for this review or giveaway, though I did receive the sample items free of charge. All opinions shared are my own, and I was not persuaded to share anything other than my own thoughts.  Other users may have different experiences with this product than what I have shared. This giveaway will end on April 30, 2011 at 11:59pm MST and is open to residents of Canada and the United States only. Winner will be chosen randomly using random.org’s services. The winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to reply before a new winner is chosen. The prize will be supplied and mailed out to the winner by the sponsor of this giveaway.

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ambie719 said...

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Would love one of their bibs! Great patterns :)

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Mrs. Martinet said...

I visited the etsy shop and LOVE the wetbag in grey with trees and little birds. So cute! carriethegood at gmail dot com

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sirentattoo said...

I would LOVE to try the Sweet Bobbins wipes in the cute owl design as that's her theme in my daughter's room!

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I've liked Sweet Bobbins on FB and told them Cloth Diaper Contests "sent me"! jenniesgroups@yahoo.com

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Colleen M said...

I follow you via GFC. (ColleenM)

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Colleen M said...

I would like to try one of their 14 x 14 wetbags!

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I "hearted" Sweet Bobbins Etsy Shop.

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I like you on Facebook. (Colleen Maurina)

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I like Sweet Bobbins on Facebook. (Colleen Maurina)

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I like Everything Cloth on Facebook. (Colleen Maurina)

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Colleen M said...

I follow Everything Cloth via GFC. (ColleenM)

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I subscribe to your email updates.

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Colleen M said...

I follow you via Networked Blogs. (Colleen)

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Erin said...

I follow you thru GFC

Erin said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/73059814/mini-starter-set-gender-neutral-mixed

I love this starter set and would also love love love to try one of her beautiful bibs!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/72833386/june-bug-infant-or-toddler-bib

Erin said...

Sweet Bobbins is one of my fave Etsy shops :)

Erin said...

I like you on FB

Erin said...

Liked Sweet Bobbins on FB

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Already like Everything Cloth on FB

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following you on twitter

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i follow your blog on gfc as becca scott
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voted on picket fence
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Sarah said...

I favorited (haha) Sweet Bobbins on etsy (sarahkrzy)

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Sarah said...

I would love a reversible Mod Pear print bib as well :)

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I liked Everything Cloth on FB.

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