Sew Fussy

Keeping up with the Fussy/s


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Here I am! I took a little break from posting because of some rough days but it’s all good, and Super Troopers is on Comedy Central right now so I’m happy. Meow don’t go thinking I’ve just been sitting back, eating candy (um, I have), and watching TV, because I’m actually not slacking – I’ve got so many projects going on right now it’s crazy.

My new blog and website are nearly finished, and soon I’ll be able to show off all of the beautiful artwork that Marjorie made for me, as well as the design skills of the ladies at Aeolidia (Shoshanna has been creating the blog/website). I’m super excited, but it’s been a TON of work and I’m terrible at making design decisions. I’m always second-guessing myself. I also have a new shopping cart in the works but I think it may be a while longer before that one is ready to unveil. Seriously though, I’ve been working on the site makeovers since at least January 2007. Almost a year! I think it will have been worth the wait.

And look what else I managed to do last week, I sent out samples! I was extremely professional about it, too – you know you love my stickers and my fabulous penmanship. Ahh yeah.

Fussybutt Diaper Samples

I sent packages to three different manufacturers and I’m praying one of them will be able to help me with a new line of diapers. Aside from being incredibly burnt out from sewing all of my Fussybutt diapers without any assistance for the last 4 years, I don’t have enough time in the day to get everything done (I know, who does?).
I had to overcome severe phone anxiety to make this happen, so it better pan out. I don’t want to get too excited yet, since I’ve sent samples out four times already and had no luck at all.

I’ve got a huge batch of cloth pads on the cutting table, including a new overnight pad and a new length regular absorbency pad. Snap-free pad preview below. I need to buy new serger blades because, as you might notice from the picture, the ones on my Baby Lock are not cutting well anymore. Anybody know where I can order them online?

fussybutt pads

Once again I’ve been spending a lot of time pondering names. I am still brainstorming regarding the cloth pads – and suggestions are welcome – but I think I’m satisfied with the name of the new diaper line although I’m not telling just yet! I want to make a distinction between the diapers that are handmade and the ones that are produced by a sewing contractor, so they will belong to different brands. Just what I need, more things to keep track of and obsess about!

In non-work related news, my family and I finally found our way to the Houston Midtown Farmers Market this past Saturday morning. It’s hosted at T’afia on Travis St. and there were some great vendors there. Along with lots of yummy foodstuffs I bought some soaps from my friend Lisa at Fetosoap. She had such a nice booth setup, I wish I had brought a camera with me so that I could have taken pictures.


My next post will probably be about Christmas projects, because I need to motivate myself. I took some photos of a few projects in the books I posted about last week and I’ll post them. Can you stand the excitement?


Written by sewfussy

November 19, 2007 at 12:14 am

Posted in General Dorkiness

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  1. ooh, good luck, i hope you get a response this time on the diapers!


    November 19, 2007 at 11:40 am

  2. Good luck with the samples!

    I have ordered BL blades from here a couple times

    I have a name suggestion for you (although you mentioned that you had settled on one already LOL)…I will send you an email.

    Can’t wait to see your Christmas projects…mine are coming along slowly but surely! =)


    November 19, 2007 at 3:48 pm

  3. Me too, Amanda. LOL I have learned I just need to be extra-annoying and make lots of follow up calls. Too fun.

    Thanks for that source Ali! I called my local brother dealer and had him order a blade for me, but next time I’m going to try that place.

    You know that MY christmas projects are never going to actually materialize. I have some good photos (of my books), good ideas (from my books), and plenty of supplies, but probably not enough time. Why do I feel like this year has just flown by?
    Anyway, I WILL post about the gift ideas soon.


    November 20, 2007 at 12:57 am

  4. Those colors are so pretty. I’d be tempted to buy contrasting colors, switching out liners. Don’t pay me any mind, I’m not in the market.

    Kathleen Fasanella

    November 20, 2007 at 10:01 am

  5. Best of luck Christy with the diapers. The samples look AMAZING!! Everything is so yummy looking *drool* ~ hope you get some time to relax with your new soaps too.


    November 20, 2007 at 1:38 pm

  6. Wish you GREATEST luck, you deserve it Christy, I can’t wait to see the designs on your web, love aeolidia too!

    Marjorie Ann

    November 20, 2007 at 4:12 pm

  7. Hope your days are getting brighter! Good luck with the samples…WOOT thats exciting! Yeehaw!


    November 21, 2007 at 10:31 pm

  8. Hey lady, just now seeing this – thanks for stopping by! Don’t be a stranger. I moved from the place you visited last, you should visit me in my new digs and see my workspace!



    January 31, 2008 at 4:06 pm

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