March 24, 2013
Stop by the Sewfunky Facebook Page to enter our Spring Contest!
January 14, 2013
I’ve seen the topic come up lately a lot on facebook and I thought I would put our amber to the test.
One of the simplest ways to test amber for authenticity is the ‘Salt Water Test’
Take 2 cups warm water and add 1/4 cup salt and stir until well dissolved. Place loose amber beads in the salt water solution and if they are real they will float at the top. To compare I also filled a glass with warm water with no salt and tried the amber there, it immediately sank to the bottom.
I was still curious (I love science!) So i took 2 small red plastic Legos and put them in the solution. They behaved opposite to the amber, sinking in the salt water and floating in the regular water.
The downfall to doing this test on your own necklace is that the wet silk string and plastic screw may make it sink a little bit so it works best with loose beads. But you will still be able to notice a dramatic difference between the two even with an intact necklace.
I’m sure there is a lot of fake amber out there, but it’s likely the very expensive pieces that often have insects inside of them that sell for hundreds of dollars in comparison to the tiny beads used for teething necklaces.
December 9, 2012
Local artists and small businesses have joined together to raise funds for two year old Kylie Hass as she fights her battle against leukemia.
Our online auction ends tonight at 9pm so please come and see the amazing items that are available. Waldorf Dolls, handmade toys, pottery, jewelry, clothing, artwork, cloth diapers, baby slings, skin care and gift certificates for hypnobirthing, massage and spa. All proceeds of the auction will be donated to the Hass family to offer continuing support through this difficult time.
You can bid on these items online at :
You can read more about Kylie’s story here :
This is a great way to shop for local and handmade for the holidays while supporting a great cause. It’s amazing the difference a community can make to one family.
Thank you all so much!
April 21, 2012
~*~ Happy Earth Day ~*~
In celebration of Earth Day I am going to have a contest for a free Sewfunky Organic Cotton Adjustable Baby Sling.
I have a beautiful new organic sling print for the give-away that I can’t wait to show you!
Thank you for shopping local, fairly-made and organic!
The winner of the Every Day is Earth Day contest is comment #24 – Holly!
please email me your mailing address!
To enter please leave a comment on this blog entry about one of the many amazing benefits of ‘babywearing’ and share our Sewfunky Facebook page with your friends!
Don’t forget to leave your email in the post so I am able to contact you or check back on the draw date.
Entries will be accepted until Sunday April 29, 2012 at noon and I will draw names from a hat, later that day.
This give-away is open to everyone!
A gift for yourself or an expecting friend
Join the Sewfunky Fan Page on Facebook to be in the loop for updates on all of our great products and events!
We love to see your pictures of happy babies in their Sewfunky Slings!
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April 9, 2012
March 20, 2012
Stop by Sewfunky and see whats in bloom!
There is three lovely styles to choose from in super cute designer prints.
I think today was the most beautiful first day of spring ever in Ontario, all this fresh air and sunshine has inspired me so much!
March 10, 2012
I am so excited to be part of a Canadian Artisan Feature over at Little Wool Maus! Stop by her lovely blog to read more about natural family living, motherhood, delicious recipes and amazing sewing projects. She just gave birth to her second baby, so exciting! She also wrote about her Sewfunky Sling when she had her first baby, such beautiful pictures!
This is the time of year where I get organized for upcoming shows, just 5 weeks until Stitch ‘n’ Kitsch! Hard to image we are that close to Spring, I’m so excited! I’m picking out so many new fabrics for bonnets and sweet dresses! There is also a bunch of new sling prints available for 2012 with more to come. Just waiting to hear back from another show I applied to.
We also have lots of excitement in our own backyard, now that the foundation has been mended we can start some serious gardening. Last summer our whole garden was chaos and concrete, with many hours of digging, jackhammering, wheelbarrowing to make it ready to move forward. Now with a dry basement our gardening ideas are no longer on hold. Herbs, lettuce, kale, tomatos, peas and radishes, so excited! I hope my irises and strawberries survived being in pots all winter!
Yesterday we finally restocked all the Baltic Amber Necklaces, lots to choose from – and more are arriving next week, matching necklaces for Mama and baby bracelets/anklets too! They go fast, so if you have a teething baby send me an email!
Well I’m off to sew, trying to get the jump on Spring, it will be here before you know it!
December 9, 2011
~*~ Welcome ~*~
I have been working on this super sweet Waldorf Inspired Forest Pixie this week.
She is a gift from a Mama to welcome her first daughter due this month, so exciting!
She has golden skin, green eyes and freckles. Her hair is a blend of wool/silk in beautiful colours and textures. She is wearing a calico pinafore and hemp bloomers with hand knit booties.