Sewfunky Spring Give-Away

March 24, 2013

1-Sewfunky Bonnets

Stop by the Sewfunky Facebook Page to enter our Spring Contest!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151558359061064&set=a.118806786063.125893.8797416063&type=1&theater

Real vs FakeThe salt water test.

Real vs Fake
The salt water test.

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.

Using necklaces vs loose beads.

Using necklaces vs loose beads.

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.

At Sewfunky I am proud to sell genuine Baltic Amber for you and your little ones, you can read more about how it works on our website.

Baltic Amber Teething Necklaces

Baltic Amber Teething Necklaces

Fundraiser for Kylie Hass

December 9, 2012

Fundraiser for Kylie Hass

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 :
http://www.32auctions.com/kylie
You can read more about Kylie’s story here :

http://loveforkylie.com/

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!

Every Day is Earth Day!

April 21, 2012

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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!

Sewfunky Sling Give-Away 2012

UPDATE

CONTEST CLOSED

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!

(don’t worry if you’re post doesn’t show right away – i have to approve them)

Natural Easter Egg Dye

April 9, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Spring!

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!

End of winter round up!

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!

Sewfunky Baltic Amber Teething Necklaces

Well I’m off to sew, trying to get the jump on Spring, it will be here before you know it!

December 30, 2011

 

Sewfunky Holiday Dollies
This is the last batch I finished up for Christmas orders.
Now for a much needed sewing break!

Holiday Doll Contest

December 9, 2011

Visit the Sewfunky FaceBook Page to find out about our new Holiday Contest!

Sewfunky Waldorf Dolls – Find Yours!
It’s hard for me to beleive I made all of these dolls!  Some of them never got photographed because it was such a rush to get them out the door.
  Some that belonged to my children or nieces and nephews aren’t in this collage either. 
Do you see a doll that belongs to your family?
 

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. 

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