Sunday, August 6, 2017

Selling off most of my PUL! Will ship internationally.

MAJOR PUL Destash Time!!!

If I were to package up a bunch of DC (diaper cuts) grab-bags, would there be much interest? I would sort them into G/B/GN (girl/boy/gender neutral) and into solids and prints, and probably have 10 DCs (either 20"x20" or 20"x18" or a mix depending on my remnant widths) per "pack" and I could throw multiple packs into shipping packaging to save the most on shipping.

I will take a few general "what you might expect" photos, but they'd be generally blind grab bags. I have tried doing 1:1 fabric sales before with yardage and larger cuts by request etc. I just don't want to spend that kind of time or do that much individual communication. I'd love to just pre-cut what I have left, sort, bag up small grab-bags, and throw whatever is purchased into shipping boxes and polymailers depending on the quantity purchased.

I know that things like that used to sell well on eBay, but it seems like people don't use eBay much anymore for expanding their PUL collections. I'm honestly not sure where the best places to destash would even be these days. Any suggestions are welcome!

I am in the Seattle area, but I am more than happy to ship. I will be selling the stuff off for cheap, so shipping costs should still be worthwhile. I also have a LOT of older and harder to find PUL prints... in addition to some of the more common stuff and solids.
I just don't get invited to many baby showers these days, and most of my own family are done having babies. So, I really only need to keep a little bit here for the occasional gifts or wet-bags for other uses etc. :)

Please comment with any advice or suggestions!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Seattle-area Fabric Destashing

I am cleaning up my sewing room and I have a TON of diaper-sewing fabrics to destash. I only ever bought when I had FABULOUS deals. So, everything is super cheap. If any of you are local to me and want to come shop in my sewing room, I promise it'll be worth your while!

Send me a mesg. I also teach free diaper-sewing lessons.

- Arfy

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Looking for some Seattle metro area support!

Hello out there!

Well, for the second time, my application to host a "Share the Love" branch in the most populated area in the Pacific Northwest was rejected. There are no sites that already serve this area (King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties.) I used to volunteer with the Rebecca Foundation, but there is a new local chapter president and she didn't seem to want my help. However, there are a lot of limits to what we can do with that structure, and I am looking to help more that I was able to through them.

Share the Love's response: "Thank you for your interest in becoming a Share the Love host. We sincerely appreciate each and every host application. After reviewing the structure of our current host network we will not be moving forward with your host site application. We will reach out to you in the future if the structure of the program changes. We wish you the absolute best in your parenting journey. Thank you again for your interest in helping needy families get access to cloth diapers."

So, I REALLY want to help set up a STRONG and LOCAL cloth diaper charity solution for my community members who are in financial need but want to cloth diaper their babies, toddlers, and special needs children! If anyone reading this (or their employer) might want to back a local cloth diaper charity program, I am offering my time, sewing and repair skills, meeting/teaching venue, and current loaner stashes (I have enough to get things rolling for a few families while we gather and assemble more.) I would also be happy to teach people to repair and make their own using recycled commonly found materials so they can support themselves more down the road. All we would need is someone to back it and do the legal side of things.

Come on Seattle metro area!!! Lets make this happen!

- Arfy