22 September 2009


Mommie's Lil Peanut will be closed between September 24th and 31st. My family and I are taking a vacation to Walt Disney World! This will be both my daughter and my husband's first time at the parks!
I can't wait- I love Mickey Mouse and I LOVE to go to Disney. :)

This is our first real family vacation and also the first time I am actually taking time off from working. I am all caught up on customs and all in-stock items sold to date have been shipped to their new homes.

I will be missing a stocking on both Bitty Fluff Congo AND A La Mode Congo this week, but I invite you all to visit the shops and check out all the great items my other vendors have posted for you!
Bitty Fluff Congo is stocking at NOON on Friday, September 25th, and A La Mode Congo is stocking at 8pm EST on Thursday, September 24th!

I am also sad to report that our new congo, Nectar, is closing, just a brief time after we opened, but I encourage you to visit the shop and see what our vendors still have posted before the end of the month! Most of these fine vendors are moving to Main Street Congo for the coming months. At this time, I will not be able to make the move with them, but I hope to make some adjustments in my schedule to participate as a vendor there after the new year.

Anyhow, that's what is going on HERE! Go check out the great stuff offered between these wonderful congos and I look forward to working again after the 1st of October!
See you soon!

08 September 2009

Custom Small Messenger Bag

Sorry for the couple "in the works" photos! I really had fun creating this bag, despite the many "hiccups" I had while creating it. It was scaled smaller than my usual bags because the mama didn't need it to be a diaper bag. I really like the sizing and hope to create some more of this particular design both for my shop AND maybe even one for ME!
This bag also features my change in design for the flap of the bag- with a frame of solid fabric around the edges to break up the chaos of a print and also allow me to nicely attach the second design alteration, the buckle closure!
I have had ENOUGH of those crazy magnetic snaps- just HATE them. They are a pain to add in and I find them a pain to use, besides them not allowing for any adjustment in the flap if you need to stuff that one extra thing inside.

23 July 2009

Stocking Day at A La Mode!

Well, look at this... I am so behind on keeping everyone up-to-date on all the fun stuff coming off my sewing table! I'm so ashamed.
I have just been plugging away at so many different things here and there and rushing to make sure that I ship things quickly and return emails quickly and make new fun stuff for all the places that I stock my items. Now I have been neglecting to share all that stuff with you!

I guess I will start today by showing a few things that I am stocking TODAY on A La Mode Congo
(http://hyenacart.com/alamode). To keep my spirits up between long-winded bag creations, I have started creating some smaller accessory items just to keep myself pumped up about new things! It is nice to have a project that I can plan, pattern, start AND FINISH in one afternoon or evening. :)

I know I am not the only diaper bag creator and, well, not EVERYONE needs a diaper bag, or even a wants a handmade one. Some are just content with finding something commercial that works for them and that's great in my humble opinion! Honestly, the main reason I started crafting diaper bags was because I just couldn't find that "thing" that completely suited my needs- SO, I made one instead and grew from there!
That is just about how all of my fun projects come to life. If I can't find what I want, I make it, then I share it with others!

Anyhow, on to the goodies for A La Mode's stocking tonight at 8pm:
First up is a bi-fold wallet featuring a beautiful floral print and stripes from Amy Butler's Lotus Collection

Next up are 2 fun eyeglass sleeves. BOTH are up for 48 HOUR AUCTION!!! Come sign up while you can!
There is a bumblee print one for children, lined with super soft fleece to protect their lenses from scratches. That one is IS actually big enough to fit small to medium sized adult glasses- as my own glasses fit inside it, but I thought the print was more fun for a child so I sized it slightly shorter than my usual pattern.

The other is an adult sized sleeve with my all-time-favorite stripe fabric. I used this SAME fabric on my OWN back pack diaper bag (the very first one I made). However, I no longer have the selvage edge to properly acknowledge the fabric designer. :( If anyone knows who it belongs to I would love to hear! It is lined in a light green cotton and stuffed with a layer of batting to add some protection for your eye (or sun) glasses.

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, maybe my most favorite item this stocking....
Inspired by my favorite pair of jeans, this little zippered bag is made of shabby chic denim! Featuring a fun little strap handle that you can wear around your wrist, this bag is great for any jean-loving lady! No colors to match, it's just denim and a black handle.
Use it at a purse- it is quite roomy- or even as a fun make-up holder. Whatever you decide, just like your favorite jeans, this little number should stand up to a lot of abuse!

03 July 2009

Lil Mommie Diaper Bag Set!

I always love to see little things like this that help children imitate their grown-ups! I know my daughter LOVES to do every single thing that I do. She even has to have a purse that looks just like mine. So I was really excited to come up with this cute Lil Mommie Diaper Bag Set! It features the ever-adorable Strawberry Shortcake and is just the right size for a toddler/small child to baby her little dolls, including 2 mini cloth wipes and a mini burp cloth both backed with Bamboo Terry, a mini blanket backed with soft Cuddle Plush Minky, a roll up mini changing pad, and a generously sized mini tote bag to carry it all and more!
It is available for purchase on A La Mode Congo at http://hyenacart.com/alamode under my vendor header "Mommie's Lil Peanut" for anyone that might be interested in it!

Amanda's Apparel Customs!

24 June 2009

Inside of Tara's Computer Bag

I couldn't get all the pictures in one post so here are the remaining photos showing the inside of Tara's custom computer bag!

Tara's Bag is Complete!

Finally Tara's computer bag is finished! These are photos of the outside of her completed bag :)