Friday, July 31, 2009

I'm Getting Married!!!

YAY! Jimmy and I will be getting married on September 12 of this year, I am sooo excited! Brooke-Lynn is going to be our flower girl and Bruce is going to be our ring bearer, they will be so cute!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

And the winner is.......

I used to generate a random number between 1 and 7 (the number of entries) and it generated the number 4!! So congratulations Roxy, please come comment on this post within 3 days to claim your prize and then email me at with your mailing address and the gender of the baby!

For all non winners, you will receive 10% off everything on my site! For those who provided email addresses I will be emailing you with the details, for those who didn't please reply here as well or email me so I can give you details!

Thank you and keep looking for more giveaways to come!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Opinions Please

This is my newest diaper cake, it is going to a maternity boutique tomorrow but I will be making one just like it for the craft show (sorry this is a show only cake special). It is a 3 tiered boutique spiral style cake made with about 70 size 1 Luvs diapers. I have not decided what to charge for it yet, but it is definitely going to be under $50. I would love opinions on the cake itself and what you would pay for it. Thanks!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Trying Again - FREE Washcloth Lollipop and Washcloth Candy!!

The last one didn't really go so well but I did have one person sign up so I am happy someone did get the freebies! So, trying this blog candy again - if you win, you will get a free lollipop and candy in the gender of your choice. In case you don't know what they look like I have added pictures this time.

To enter all you have to do is leave a comment on this post with your first name and last initial, and also please tell me how you found my blog! I would appreciate linkbacks, diggs, tweets, and votes for my site (links to the right) but it is not required at all. You do not have to be a Blogger member to enter, you can comment without signing up as well. This one will end in a week, so next Wednesday at 6pm EST I will be using a random number generator to determine the winner. You will then have 3 days to come claim your prize by commenting on the winner post and then email me your mailing address. Once you receive your prize I would love to hear back from you again, on my blog of course!

To all who enter, good luck!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Congratulations Paula H!!

Since you were the only one to sign up for the giveaway, the free washcloth lollipop and washcloth candy is all yours! Please comment here within 3 days to claim your prize, and then you can email me at with your mailing address and gender preference for the items. Thank you!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Free Blog Candy Giveaway Almost Over!

And nobody has signed up...... The original post is from about a week ago, the sign up deadline is tomorrow night, so if you want to enter just post a comment here. There are no rules except that you have to live in the US. You do not have to be a Blogger member to comment on these posts, so just post a comment with your first name and last initial to sign up for a free washcloth candy and washcloth lollipop! Winner will be announced tomorrow night, if anyone enters!!

Got a lot done yesterday!

Well, kinda LOL! Linda came over and we spent the entire day making stuff, up until about 3:30am! I did get a diaper cake made (I hadn't planned on making any yet, but I wanted to see this particular one), two diaper wreaths, a whole bunch of butterfly bodies (will add wings later), and some cupcakes. Not too much for the entire day, but I had to get some orders out too, that's just all I did for the craft show. I should be making stuff now, August 22 is going to come quickly, but I will start for today in a little bit.

Now for my whining for the day. Why the hell can't people come up with their OWN ideas?? Why does everyone have to steal yours?? Mini diaper cakes, yeah they are super popular now, but when I started making them, I was the ONLY one doing it, now I understand sellers coming along and wanting to do it, but must you do it the exact same way as me??? Washcloth lollipops with pom poms - MY idea, now everyone does it. Single diaper butterflies - I started that too, now they are everywhere. I hate people who steal. Please if you have no creativity then you have no business making baby gifts for a living. Now I see washcloth baby dolls on eBay, they are UGLY but yeah they took that idea from me too.

Betcha can't do it like me, NO!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

How to Sell Diaper Cakes

I've noticed a lot of people come here trying to learn how to sell diaper cakes, how to market diaper cakes, and about selling diaper cakes on eBay versus selling on your own website. So I thought I would make a post to help you out and tell you how to sell diaper cakes. I wish I had done it in this order but I learned the hard way not to just jump into craft shows, to try to get known FIRST! First, it is a good idea to sell on eBay first. There are millions of people on eBay that you will not have access to anywhere else. Come up with a business name, print up some business cards, and send a business card with every order you send out. Keep a record of all the mailing addresses you get orders from for future use. Figure out what people like, if your diaper cakes are not selling at all after a few months, give them a makeover. It took me MONTHS of trying until I even sold one cake! But I didn't give up. I will post a before and after picture of what my cakes used to look like and what they look like now at the end of this post.

Just keep one thing in mind, that is do not give up and have patience. This is not something that happens overnight. Take it slow, selling on eBay and free or inexpensive marketplaces at first. Try Etsy, Ecrater, Bonanzle, and Shop Handmade just to name a few. Once you have gotten your name out there and started selling at a good pace, it is a good time to make a website. If you are impatient and want one sooner, making a website that is inexpensive will be a good idea at first. This way you can monitor how many visitors you actually get before upgrading to an ecommerce site. A good company to do this with is VistaPrint. There is a link for them to the right of my blog, you can get a basic website for $4.99 just to see what the response is. When you upgrade to a site to sell on, VistaPrint has a $19.99 a month plan that is wonderful! Now is when those mailing addresses you have from all those orders will come in handy. VistaPrint also has tons of marketing items, and one of them is postcards to match your website. Order some postcards and send them out to all your past customers to let them know you now have a website.

Once you are getting orders at a good rate no matter where you sell, you know you are doing good, and making what the customer wants, it may be time for you to start selling your diaper cakes at craft shows. Craft shows are very fun and very addictive as well! Be sure you order plenty of business cards and a banner with your business name and website address on it as well, also all available from VistaPrint.

Another way to sell your cakes is by selling wholesale to stores such as baby and maternity boutiques. Make sure you dress nice, act professional and are prepared to answer any questions the owner may have for you when you go.

Lastly, good luck and have fun!! Resource links below!

How to Prepare for an Arts & Crafts Show

Being Successful at an Arts & Crafts Show

Well I just got done searching my computer for a picture of one of my first cakes, I can't find any! I may have to do some more digging before I find them, hopefully I didn't erase them all!! Anyway, my first cakes didn't sell at all, they were the rolled candle type and i now make the boutique spiral type cakes, which get a much better response! The ladybug cake is one of the recent ones I have made, hope you like it!


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Getting ready for the Summerfest craft show!

Little washcloth bunnies - too cute! I have 70 of these made so far.

Diaper cupcakes - I made a bunch of these for the last craft show I did but I had them packaged in 6-packs, I got the idea from Marisol (thank you!) to do them individually! I only have 12 made so far, but doing more!

Boo boo bunnies - Mine come complete with reusable ice cubes! I have 36 of these made so far!

Boxes of washcloth lollipops and spoon washcloth lollipops!

Washcloth lollipops again!

Mini diaper cakes - I only have 8 of these so far, but making more!

Naked boo boo bunnies hehe - they are done now though!

More washcloth lollipops - I have a couple hundred made, but making much more!

My room is a mess!! Unfinished butterflies, washcloth lollipops, and all my junk!

My messy room again! I am moving into my bedroom soon and putting Brooke-Lynn in her room, then I will have a lot more room YAY!

I have actually been getting stuff done, I am so proud of myself and surprised, I thought I would be putting this off longer than I have! YAY! I am ordering some tulle and ribbon tomorrow, when it comes I can finish my washcloth butterflies, make a bunch of washcloth candies, and everything else that need tulle. If you are wondering why I don't have any diaper cakes made yet, don't worry I will! I will be making some 2 tier and some 3 tier diaper cakes at the hotel room the day before the Summerfest, that way I won't have to carry them far, as we are driving a few hours to get there. I am SOOOO excited!

Be sure to check out Diaper Cakes by Wendy and Linda's Hair Candy at the York, SC Summerfest 2009 from 9am until 5pm.

Many of these things I have for the craft show are not yet on my website, if you are interested in anything (as some things are never going to be on there) feel free to contact me, or comment here and I will be happy to help! Thanks!

How to Make a Boo Boo Bunny!

Introducing my newest eHow article, How to Make a Boo Boo Bunny! A boo boo bunny is an adorable ice pack made from a washcloth used for children's boo boos. Not only is it functional, but it makes them smile as well! FREE step by step instructions on how to make one can be found here:

How to Make a Boo Boo Bunny

Also, how would you like a free washcloth lollipop or washcloth candy? Check out the next post down to enter for free! Offered by Diaper Cakes by Wendy.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

FREE Washcloth Lollipop and Candy Baby Shower Favors Giveaway!

Blog candy? YES! Diaper Cakes by Wendy is holding it's first giveaway, which consists of one washcloth lollipop and one washcloth candy baby shower favor in your choice of boy, girl, or neutral colors! You pay nothing, I am offering this 100% free to help get the word out about me and what I do! This also gives you an opportunity to see the items I make!

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on THIS post, in the comment leave your first name and last initial. I will continue editing this post to add a list of the people who have entered for the giveaway and in exactly a week, I will use a random number generator to choose the winner! This means the contest ends on Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 8pm EST.

This contest is open to all US residents! At the end of the contest, I will announce the winner and you will have 3 days to come claim your prize, I will post an email address for you to email me your mailing address, and that's it! :) So keep checking back and good luck!

This is the first of many giveaways, and I will be doing raffles as well for bigger prizes (think diaper cakes!) so check back often for chances to win big!!

Please, while you are here, also consider Digging me and voting for Diaper Cakes by Wendy, all links are found on the right of my blog! Sponsor visits are greatly appreciated as well (Google ads)!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Love deep discounts and free shipping?

Well then you should stop by my website!! Diaper Cakes by Wendy

Love even better discounts and not having to worry about shipping? Well then, come check out Diaper Cakes by Wendy and Linda's Hair Candy at the York SC 2009 Summerfest! I will not only have items you will not find anywhere online, but my prices will also be lower than they are online, with show-only deals and specials! I will be offering boutique style diaper cakes, boo boo bunnies, baby washcloth bunnies, bouquets, washcloth lollipops, candies, and MUCH more!!

Plus, the Summerfest itself will be LOADS of fun, with a huge car show, yummy food, entertainment, kid fun and more!

I hope to see you there! Tell me you read my blog and receive a FREE gift with any purchase!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

We Got Accepted!!

Linda and I both got postcards the other day from the Summerfest people and we both got accepted! I am planning on finishing up my eBay orders today and starting on festival stuff tomorrow or tonight, the only bad thing is I am broke and need some supplies lol. I guess right now is a slow time on eBay, I am not getting any orders, it's bad because I need the money for all my Summerfest stuff but it's good because I need the time to make my Summerfest stuff lol!

No Stealing!