Saturday, July 23, 2011

Chago's Turning 1 Giveaway!

That's right! Chago's Finally Turning ONE! Hurray!
I'll be busy from now till end of the month sewing and crafting for Chago's Themed Party
But never to busy for my very first Giveaway!

Two Lucky souls will have fluffy mail heading their way :)
The Giveaway is going to be the following:

TWO Chago Mago OS Denim AI2 Shell (without soaker) worth RM50
This Denim Shell has an outer Denim, Hidden PUL and Inner Fleece
The Picture Shown Below is just an example of how this Shell would look like... The winner of this Denim Shell will be getting them with back pockets and perhaps a little something else. The design is going to be a surprise :) How cool is that??!!

The Second Winner for this Giveaway Would be winning my favorite night CD shell: 
OS Windpro Fleece Shell.
Colourful Snaps and 100% Windpro Goodies. No PUL, Very Breathable! 
And Very Water Resistant!
Read the review here (I actually reviewed it myself LOL)

What you need to do now is this:

2. To win the White Fleece Shell, head on to Rabbit The Penguin on Facebook and leave a comment on the wall with reason/s why you deserve the White Fleece Shell in less than 20 Words (Please do not go over 20 words. If it does, it will automatically be disqualified)

3. To Win the Denim Shell, you'll need to email me at rabbitthepenguin at gmail dot com about why you think you deserve to win it more than anybody else in less than 100 words (Again, Please do not go over 100 words. If it does, it will automatically be disqualified). 
Use the title: "Why I/baby's name Deserve to win Chago Mago's Denim Cloth Diaper".
Once you have done so, paste the link on Rabbit The Penguin's Facebook Page

You can choose to participate in both the fleece and the denims or you can do just one. It's entirely up to you. 
Be creative :) For email entry, if you'd like to fiction it up or turn it into a comically funny post on why you think you or your baby deserve the denim shell just do it :D

This giveaway will start today up until the 6th of August 2011. Winners will be judge based on all the steps given above : Liking the page in FB, and the creativity of both the fleece shell and denims entries. 

Winners will be announced on the 10th of August 2011 :)

Let's start the fun!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Baby You can drive my Car, Coz Baby I love you!

Chago has been so interested in cars lately, going vrrroooom vroooom VROOOOm whenever he sees a car, or anything with wheels! We have also given him our old school toy cars from the 80's to play with. And he just loves them, he also knows how to pull the toy car back and let it go for it to move forward... well, okay, it may actually be a fluke. But he seems to be doing without knowing it. 

Anyways, I decided to make him a wheel so he can go vrrooom vrooom vrooom in the car or in the living room or in my sewing room with a steering wheel in his hands. 

Here's a pictorial tutorial IF you'd like to make one for your little ones too.

I found some good cardboard boxes at home. 

Using something round around the house, trace it to the cardboard and draw the Y in the middle like how a real steering wheel would look like

Oh, and if your little one is with you, keep him busy.

Cut it out

Here, I have Felt in brown and red, some polyester filling sheet like you would use in a comforter and a very thin fabric about 10" x 10" (depending on the size of your steering wheel)

1st: I lined the brown felt under, and then the filling, the mold...

And then the thin Fabric

Pin them in place so they won't move about when sewing

Starting on the outer part of the wheel, use a straight stitch to sew around.

Then on the inside, go slow on this... you don't want your needle to get caught in the cardboard. You should be able to see through the fabric. 

This is how it looked like all sewed down.

This is how it looked like on the brown felt side

Cut the extra unwanted pieces out

Now place it on top of the red felt. You can actually use another sheet of polyester filling, I wanted to do that but I forgot all about the other piece.

Use a tight zig zag stitch around it, and on the insides too

And you'll have this

Again, Cut out the unwanted parts

And Tada!!! A... very unrealistic steering wheel but...

I found this... Which belonged to one of my youngest sister's Interactive Disney game books..

Apply hot glue on the back

And stick it on. Hey it even works, a little weak on the battery though...

Now, let's see what he thinks about it...

Still Checking it out...

Getting in the "car"

And off he goes!

Vroooom Vroooom VROOOOM


Till I sew next :)

Friday, July 15, 2011

New Batch of Cds finally available at Chago Mago

Finally managed to sit and finish this up. Would be taking a break after next week to prepare for Chago's First birthday so I am finishing up some orders and ready some stocks for anyone who might want them. 

Feel free to browse through the Rabbit The Penguin Facebook Page's Album or Through Chago Mago itself :)

Till I sew Next :)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Chago in Fleece

I had a few people sending me emails and messages on facebook asking if they could see Chago in action with the fleece diaper shells that I've made. So here they are :) 

Till I sew next :)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Loving this diaper system :)

I have been making a lot of these diapers lately. For myself and for other customers. I love how there's no stuffing, no leaking and no staining. And it's really easy to wipe down. And drying time is faster as well. And with an active boy who loves to walk and crawl and toss and turn about, I find that with these gussets he doesn't suffer rashes or burns around his thighs anymore. 

Made for Pamela, she tested one of my diaper shells out when she order inserts from me. I told her that I'd let her have the cover, if she likes it she can buy it, if she doesn't just return it. She returned it, not because she doesn't like it, but because she already has a pink diaper and wanted one with designs on them. She loved it :D Made my day :)

Snaps to snap in the inserts

Pul on the inside with strong water resistant fleece for the gussets

Playful snaps which can be snapped down to 3 sizes S,M,L

Smallest Setting :)

Till I sew next :)

Super Water resistant Fleece Diaper Shells :)

I bought some Windpro Fleece because I wanted to test them out. So I got busy. When I made one, I pre washed it a few times just to not disappoint myself. 

(since fleece are somewhat resistant to water when you first buy them, after a few washes they do eventually absorb fluid very easily... so washing them a few times before testing it on Chago would be the best way of testing this diaper out to see if it really resists water or not)

Put them on Chago one night with a foldover insert from BambooLite, snapped him up, put his pyjama on and got him to sleep at 9:30pm. I have to admit that I was not able to sleep that night as I was worried it might not work. Just as soon as he got up at 8am the next morning, I took him, checked his pants, dry - no leaks - no damp areas - nada, I took off his pants and touched the diaper, dry - no damp or moist areas, no leaks, no strong urine smell like you normally would get from pocket diapers, no leaks, NADA!

I took off the diaper, insert was soaking wet!!! Diaper was dry. Touched the gussets, not wet, very very lightly damp on the inner part of the gussets, no leaks! I was the happiest mum on the planet! No leaks at night for me for sure!! And I was right, no more since that day. I made more of these diapers for my little chubs!

the Inner Part of the diaper

Using the Foldover Insert by Bamboolite. Fits well. I use this system for my Chago at night :)

Snap on the insert so it will not fray around

Love the white, love the colours of the snaps

And now these were made for someone else who wanted them :)

If you're interested, just drop me an email or drop a note in my Rabbit The Penguin Facebook page and I'll get back to you :) 

Friday, July 1, 2011

Cute Tiger Burp Cloth

Another Tiger Burp Cloth with 2 sets of cloth wipes made out of soft Bamboo velours. 

Wear it as a burp cloth or under the neck of lour babies when nursing or feeding the bottle. Or just let them have it to play, observe and laugh at.

Going Green is Sexy!

Found some old clothes and converted to grocery bags. We got the cashiers smiling, some others looking :)
Even got my dad (a non believer of being environment friendly) is proud to have these bags in his cart :)

More Booties

More Booties! And they are all gone. 

Till I sew Next :)