My first blog!
A little bit about me!! And why Spitties4Kiddies! I am a mom of 8 children- 4 boys, 4 girls! Ages 18-4! A few years back my husband was underemployed and we were struggling somewhat. When I considered getting a job I figured that I would pay more in daycare that what I could make. Plus, I wanted to take care of and be with my children! So my brain went to work. For years I had made burp cloths and crochet the edges. I gave them away to family and friends. They always loved them and loved the bigger size (something that came because of my 8 kids!). So I set out to sell them--thus the name Spitties4Kiddies! I tried to contact doctors that delivered the babies and the doctors that cared for them after birth. What better gift could they give to a new mom? With all of my children I'd been given a little t-shirt that said something like "I was delivered by Dr. ...." Never used a one of them! Plus my SPITTIES (as we call them) were slightly cheaper than those t-shirts! I stuggled with this, as it was difficult to get into doctors, many of their office managers shut the door very quickly! However I did get into some and I still have a handful that order spitties for their patients! As this didn't really help out a ton with our income problem, my mind continued to work!
I have a sister that was living in Phoenix and decided I needed a vacation! My husband had been gone working in New Mexico for 4-5 months and I had held down the fort! Just a week after he returned home he became very ill and was diagnosed with viral meningitis. And was down for a couple of months! However, do moms of 8 just up and take a week long vacation by themselves? I hummed and hawed and she convinced me to go! My next dilemma was, what was I going to do in Phoenix by myself? My sister and brother in law would be at work during the day, and I wasn't about to go exploring by myself! One day leading up to my departure I was in Joanns. I this pattern jumped out at me! Cute little animal shaped blankies! Super cute!! So I bought the pattern and decided that I would explore this while in Phoenix. I could lay out the patterns--no kids to mess them up. And see if I thought I could make them and sell them!
Shortly after my arrival I had my sister take me to a fabric store. I bought fabric and ribbon, then got to work! I came home from that trip with 17 completed minkles! And shipped a box home of others that I'd cut out. I threw them up on my facebook page....and they SOLD!!! It was awesome! Thus the minkle was born!
Every little person needs a minkle! They are animal shaped blankies made out of minky fabric with taggies on their toes! Great sensory toys! Awesome animal lovie and cuddle buddies!