Feb 16, 2009

February is flying by. The CPSIA stayed requirements for a year so I been sewing like crazy and searching for products that are offering safe products. It's important to know that "that lead has not been used in dye since colonial times. This witness explained how centuries ago textile manufactures and homemaker's knew lead in the dye caused the colors to fade too quickly," according to a University of North Carolina professor.

My current safe product list is small but here is what I have:
Lead Free Supplies
http://thesnapstore .com/catalog/

Michael Miller

MM Tutorials

The Great Spaghetti Compromise!
Ok, I loved this fascinating story that offers a little Italian cultural history as well as a more Germanic history, with a pinch of American history - all in the name of Spaghetti! - Check it out - The Great Spaghetti compromise!

Deanna's at it again with her Strawberry Popcorn. Yum! Check it out.
Strawberry popcorn

Homemade Hot Coco

I become of fabriholic and Moda is carries many of the designs I am most passionate about. Here is a site to check out past and present line names.

Moda Fabric Lines

I meant to list this for the Super Bowl out of respect for my hubby - so save them for March 14th - men's valentine's day! lol
Beer Cupcakes

I found a blog that offers weekly giveaways - Check it out!

The last bit for today.

I've discovered a list of advertising links for on-line sellers, enjoy!:
1. http://www.postaroo.com/postaroo
2. http://www.craigslist.com
3. http://www.myspace.com/etsy
4. http://www.cracker.com.au
5. http://www.cmather.com
6. http://www.stumbleupon.com
7. http://www.google.com/addurl/?continue=/addurl
8. http://froogle.google.com/
9. http://www.search.msn.com/docs/submit.aspx
10. http://www.dmoz.org/add.html
11. http://www.ecom.yahoo.com/dir/submit/intro/
12. http://www.adwords.google.com/
13. http://seocompany.ca/directory/free-web-directories.html
14. http://www.blogger.com/start
15. http://www.flickr.com/
16. http://www.freecraftfair.com/link_exchange.html
17. http://www.freecraftfair.com/categories.html

That's it for today. Happy Monday!

Feb 3, 2009

February 3rd
Happy Birthday Aidan - 4! We're trying out that Rootbeer cake I blogged about. I'll let you know how it goes over. Anthony has his first playoff baskettball game. Then we might head to Chucky Cheese - our's isn't too bad. Boises was awful, last time we were there. Then home for Rootbeer cake and icecream. :<) - oh and presents. Aidan woke up today, I sang Happy Birthday to him - my mother use to do that - except she woke me up at the time I was born - which was too early in the summertime in Elko! Anyway, I sang and he wanted to look on the computer where Santa was. I tried to explain he wasn't coming today - not sure I got through. lol

If you haven't heard the CPSIA law is stayed until 2010. Phew a few more months of business. This means we don't have to test for now but we still need to use low lead, lead free products.

I'll be listing lead free supply links as I find them.

Lead Free Supplies
http://thesnapstore .com/catalog

Michael Miller

I found this out about fabric:
"WE STILL HAVE WORK TO DO... We have to lobby for component testing. So that we don't face lead testing ourselves but that we can continue to use the manufacturer' s testing as our own. We also need to lobby for the exclusion of cotton fabrics entirely from this requirement. A week from yesterday, the committee heard testimony from an expert in the history of fabric. This professor from the University of NC, also has a unique hobby of collecting recipes for dyes. The committee heard that lead has not been used in dye since colonial times. This witness explained how centuries ago textile manufactures and homemaker's knew lead in the dye caused the colors to fade too quickly. It is imperative we use this YEAR to battle on for our cause. We can not become voiceless again because we only have a year until the law is effective as it is written. Amendments must be made or we will be right back where we were yesterday... up the creek without a paddle."

---not sure who the author was. But good information. Thank you.

It's been a busy few weeks. Valentine sets flying out of my store www.amievoltaire.etsy.com.

More updates coming soon.

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