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Working [Sep. 11th, 2012|05:31 pm]
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Working has sucked every minute out of my life. I pretty much work mon-fri, and then saturday nights at the nightclub I also work at.
I am trying to find time to exercize, make things, spend time with my husband, and just relax and do nothing. I don't know how other people do it, but I don't feel like doing anything after I get home from work.

I have managed to make a dress and a skirt for a friend, a dress for myself, and two underbust corsets for myself since I started working in July. That's it. I want to make diapers occassionally, but not having snaps and having other projects makes me not do it.
I have convinced myself no one will buy them anyway, so I haven't gone out of my way to make it happen. I don't know how I feel about this, but I don't have much time to think about it anyway!
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Working [Aug. 11th, 2012|08:11 pm]
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Blah blah blah, boring work post

Working is easy, my job is very easy and I enjoy it. But it is time consuming. I am using public transportation and it eats a lot of time commuting both ways. I'm not too tired from work, but my feet hurt and I mentally don't find the energy to do much after or before it. It's dumb. I'm sure it's psychological, like "well I just worked x number of hours, I deserve a break", I don't know. My house is a mess, I have a million dirty dishes and I haven't done any sewing in a week.

I ordered snap parts and they went to my old house.
So I still have none.

I applied for the No-Coast Craftorama which happens in the fall at the Midtown Global Market in Minneapolis. I hope I get in, and I hope I don't. I know it would be a good event for me, but I can't really afford the booth fee :/ Plus... I still have no snaps. So as much as I'd like to work on diapers, I can't.
Still haven't been paid either, I've worked 3 weeks and no paycheck yet is agonizing! I can't wait til I'm getting paid regularly, it'll make the effort feel more worthwhile.
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I got a "real" job! [Jul. 21st, 2012|01:42 pm]
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Unbelieveable! I just had my 2nd interview in possibly 12 years, and I landed the job on the spot! What does this mean for Juicytoots? It means great things :) It means I won't constantly be strapped for cash and out of essential supplies, it means I can introduce new prints and new products on a more regular basis, it means I won't be stressed out and too anxious to sew all the time now :) I am so excited! I initially was nervous that being tied down to a job would limit my "free time" too much and I wouldn't have time to do the things I want to do, but I think I'll be much less inclined to waste time now, I will learn to manage tasks and get things done when the opportunity presents itself and no more sitting around feeling like nothing's ever going to happen for me!

I started making diapers while working a much more demanding job (Special Ed) and juggling smaller kids, with a partner who wasn't the most supportive. So I can do this. The kids are bigger, the job is lower stress (lingerie sales!) and I have a husband who loves and supports everything I do. Things are looking up.
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life is funny [Jul. 19th, 2012|11:52 pm]
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Life is a funny thing, and if someone figures out what I should do with mine, please let me know.
After 5 years of being a stay at home mom, I am job hunting. Job hunting has proven much more difficult than I thought it would be. A couple weeks ago I had this grand epiphany that I didn't want to be broke all the time anymore. That there are things I want to do and things I want to make and if I just had a little more money it could happen. I said, "Tomorrow I start looking for a job." With such hope and promise and naivete.
Unbelievably I have not had the flood of job offers that I had expected! I mean, I'm good at everything, right? Experience, pfft. Job history, pfft. They should just know that when I want to do something, I succeed, right?
I am smiling and chuckling to myself while I write this, because I finally woke up. I had a few bad days, disappointed that I was rejected by my first few job choices, unsure of what to do next. But I got over that extreme disappointment and I'm moving on. I'll keep applying for jobs, and someone will hire me eventually.

You should know now, if you've followed my business at all for the last 7+ years (I can't believe I have been making diapers for 8 years!) that I am not a quitter. There might be a lot of things you could say about me (or maybe not?) but one thing you can't call me is a quitter. I like to say I'm going to quit - but I never follow through. It's not a "boy who cried wolf" thing, I truly sometimes believe that quitting would be the best option, but then I change my mind. I like to make stuff, and most of all I love to make diapers. I don't know why, but I feel a deep connection to it. One thing is for sure, I've only gotten better. Execution and technique, always improving.
I'm excited, I'm on the up swing right now, and eager to make some new things. I just need that job...
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LONG TIME NO POST [Jul. 19th, 2012|09:38 pm]
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Hello LiveJournal!

Looks like it's been a couple years since I last posted here. Facebook kind of took over all public interaction for me, and I guess I haven't had much to say :o)

I want to try to start writing here more often though. I've noticed that some people take offense to things I say, or maybe it's the way I say them, but I'm not the kind of person to let worrying about my image effect what comes out of my mouth (or my fingers I suppose you could say). I don't like to kiss butts just to make people like me.
That being said, if you find my opinions or things I type here offensive or just don't like me, I'm totally cool with that, but this is my forum to express myself and I reserve the right to delete all comments I find inappropriate.

I still make diapers. I love cloth diapers. I have done a lot more craft sales and events in the past two years than I ever did in years past and I still can't decide if I enjoy that or if it's "the thing for me". I'm not giving up on it quite yet though. I like to meet people in person and blab about my stuff, and also like people having the chance to touch and see things in real life.

I don't know if I'll be doing any more local sales this summer, but come holiday craft sale season, I will update when and where I will be :)

If you want to find me on Facebook the Juicytoots page is here:
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(no subject) [Sep. 2nd, 2010|10:47 am]
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Lots of bibs instock, and a couple OS fitteds stocked yesterday!
Including a halloween OS w/matching bib.

I know I don't update here much, but I'm still active on Facebook!

Hope everyone is well.
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Hyena Cart Stocked [Jun. 28th, 2010|10:50 am]
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I have a lot of semi-custom diaper and cover slots available today as well as some instock fitteds and bibs.
Juicytoots Instock Store
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Sale Today Only [May. 30th, 2010|11:49 am]
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30% off purchase with discount code "may30" at check-out TODAY ONLY!!

I had surgery on tuesday and I'm pretty sure at this point it's going to be a long time before I can make anything again, so snatch up the rest of this instock now, and for a deal!

Juicytoots InStock Store
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Store is Stocked, get 'em now! [May. 13th, 2010|07:18 pm]
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Hi everyone, I have a very full store.
I'm having surgery on the 25th (of this month) to (hopefully) correct my osteoarthritis in my left knee caused by a congenital birth defect I have called Fibular Hemimelia. I will not be fully weightbearing for at least 8 weeks, if not more, which I'm guessing is going to make using my snap press very difficult.
So for now, what you see is what you get!
If you aren't a Juicytoots fan on Facebook, "like" it now! Juicytoots on Facebook All my updates are there these days, logging in here and posting is pretty rare.
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Last Chance on Free Ship! [Mar. 31st, 2010|12:27 pm]
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I'll be disabling the code tomorrow, so buy now to get free shipping on all orders with "mar2010" at check out!
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