Monday, December 22, 2008

What's going to happen on Feb 10th?

A lot of my buyers are moms who buy little pre-school bags for their kiddos. I’ve really just gotten started, and I just learned about this new law. I guess I just think it’s sad that a lot of the small business owners or just crafty people who sell a few items for kiddos here and there will be doing something illegal if they don’t start testing their product before selling it. (Testing costs roughly $140 per item and my totes are $12 each, not very promising...)

There's a movement of citizens inspired by the presidential campaign who are now submitting ideas for how they think the Obama Administration should change America. It's called "Ideas for Change in America."

One idea is titled: Save Handmade Toys From the CPSIA. I thought you might be interested in getting involved and recommend you check it out. You can read more and vote for the idea by clicking the following link:

The top 10 ideas are going to be presented to the Obama Administration on Inauguration Day and will be supported by a national lobbying campaign run by, MySpace, and more than a dozen leading nonprofits after the Inauguration. So each idea has a real chance at becoming policy.

Thanks for just reading this...

Have a Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 5, 2008

James Brown..

I had a special request to make a tote bag for a little one who is IN LOVE with James Brown. I struggled with what to do. The mom wanted some dance moves if possible.. Yikes. I think it turned out pretty OK! :)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Sweet! :)

I just got added to a Treasury on Etsy today... I know it's silly, but I was excited to see that someone noticed and added me to a collection... Yay!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Another Event Pic

This is my table at the Jamboree at an elementary school in Greensboro a few weeks ago. Although I didn't sell as many items as I had wanted, I was able to get the word out by handing out several business cards. After that the family and I went to the Triad Mommies birthday party where I raffled off one of my totes. It was exciting to see the number of tickets! People wanted one! Yay!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Salvage, Salvage, Salvage

So... I came to Albany, NY to visit my family for a couple of weeks. This past weekend my Aunt and I went to this INCREDIBLE salvage yard where we found some cool things I can use to display my bags. I got an old crib rail and an antique clothes rack... reuse and recycle right? Anyway, I am so excited and I just cannot wait to make my display so funky and neat-o at my next event on the 22nd of November! Yay!

Friday, October 17, 2008

The creative spurt

They arrived!

My organic cotton and recycled cotton shopping toes have arrived! And, just in time! I have to make about 6 bags tonight. One to donate as a door prize for TM's birthday party and 5 more for the event at an elementary school tomorrow. I'll post pics later..

And, greenmum now is on Myspace.. ha ha

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Now I'm in trouble...

so.. I did it. I took a lot of people's advice and got an Etsy account set up. Which, made me have to set up a paypay account. Which, made me hyperventilate! LOL!

Stephen is going to help me set up a cool banner, and I should have some totes up for sale by Tuesday or Wednesday!

Yay, me!

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Our first vendor event!

So... We headed out to The Oz Block Party on downtown Greensboro today. I didn't SELL as many bags I wanted to, but I did get the word out!! I need business cards... anyhoo... Pics are above!

The logo has been created! And, what's in a name?

My husband is so wonderful and designed the green mum logo for me. He rocks!

I'll bet you are wondering where I got the name "green mum." (Okay, maybe you aren't but, I'm going to give you the scoop anyway! ;) ) I wanted to be Green Mama, but that name was already taken.. so I tried Green Mom.... Then, I thought.. Green Mommy.. but nothing felt right. My husband and I were being silly and just walking around the house saying, "Green..uh.. Ma" "Green Mammy" "Green Momsy" Then, I said "Green Mummy" And, we looked at eachother and said. "Green MUM!" So, it's not only because I am a new mommy trying to ge as GREEN as I can, but it is also a pretty flower! How lucky are we?!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


I don't know why I am so excited about this, but I have found a fun new hobby... I am crafting canvas totes, bookbags, and gift bags. It's environmentally friendly and fun!

Today I not only found eco friendly acrylic paint, but I also painted my first owl!! It was a lot harder than I thought it would be...

I'll post pictures later.