As work-at-home-mom (WAHM), Annelise states in her own words, she is "a self-taught, trial and error, artist, DIY-er and seamstress." Which, to me, is quite the inspiration! Everything I do is pretty much self-taught - though I'm not as talented as she. ;)
She started making clothes after her grandmother bought her a sewing machine at the age of 12. Eventually the morphed into handbags and, after her first baby, cloth diapers! She kept changing the pattern each time she made a new diaper until she got it just right and ended up with "the perfect dipe!" And I truly love that she gives credit to her husband for making it possible for her to stay at home with kids and run her shop.
Check out what she sent me to review:
|I am currently obssessed with giraffe print since that is the theme of the nursery. ;)|
|She also sent me a wet bag to review. Owls are SO in right now and I LOVE this wet bag!|
|Easy 5 Stars!|
She even has super cute tags on everything. I love that personal touch!
|On the outside of the wet bag...|
|On the inside of the diaper - tucked inside the pocket so it doesn't bother Baby. :)|
So besides being absolutely adorable, what did I really think of these products? The diapers that Annelise sells are organic (love it!). Some of the other features I really love include:
- Double Gussets
- Liner made from incredibly soft bamboo velour - this wicks moisture away from baby, which is really nice.
- The insert includes 2 layers of bamboo double loop terry and an inner layer of bamboo french terry cloth (which means awesome absorbency).
- She uses baby soft elastic for extra comfort and strong snaps that last longer and prevent baby from pulling off the diaper themselves. :)
- Fits babes from 9-30 lbs
|Largest setting from the top...|
|Smallest setting from the top.|
|The Giraffe print is set to the smallest setting while the Elephant print (GIVEAWAY DIAPER) is set to the largest setting - comparison pic. :)|
She shoots for perfection and just about meets it! ;) I can definitely tell she puts her heart into this.
As noted, the bamboo velour is amazingly soft. Definitely no worries about placing this on Baby Girl's bum. Actually, the velour she uses is at the highest Oeko-Tek international standard meaning that the fibers used in this fabric are free of all known harmful substances. So not only soft, but amazingly good for that precious little bum. :)
|You can SEE the softness! ;)|
|Yet another where I wish I could give more than 5 stars. This diaper really deserves it. :)|
|A set of two diapers is just $43 which is a savings of $6.|
|A set of three diapers is just $64 which gives you a total savings of almost $10!|
|4 stars instead of 5 for the simple fact that the price is average. If it were significantly cheaper than most brands I would give it 5.|
The customer service I received from Annelise was stellar! She was always super quick to return my questions or comments, shipping was super fast, and she even includes washing and care instructions. Which I really appreciate since I am still relatively new to the cloth diapering world and none of the major brands included that kind of thing.
|So cute and matchy! :)|
|Definitely 5 stars, if not more! :)|
The wet bag is just as nice as the diaper. She uses what is called Eco-PUL (also in the diapers though I didn't mention it...). It has all the functionality of regular PUL (the waterproof part) but Eco-PUL is made with a 'green' adhesive that is solvent free, environmentally friendly, and releases no volatile organics. How awesome is that? Just one more way I know Baby is exposed to less chemicals. :)
|I love how bright and cheery the inside is! :)|
|This should give you an idea of size. The shop notes that it should fit 4 diapers.|
|This is one of the prints I mentioned the Annelise when I told her a few of my favorites and asked her to pick. ;) So fun!|
|Love this diaper! There's just something about little fishies....|
|Definitely a 5 star shop! :)|
To Buy: Head on over to the Elly Diaper's Etsy Shop and get your very own premium organic bamboo diaper or Eco-PUL wet bag.
To Win: Use the Giveaway Tool below for your chance to win the Elephant print diaper that made a brief appearance or two above: