Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Woolly Boo™ Back to Pre-School SALE

Come on, you know you want it :)

ANNOUNCING Woolly Boo™ Back to Pre-School SALE

The new school year is around the corner. Treat your little one to a new mattress pad, pillow or a comforter - perfect sleep and play companions for home, daycare, preschool. Also check out our amazing infant sleeping bags.

*FREE Sleeping Bag with a purchase of Sleeping Set
*FREE shipping in continental U.S.
*No Sales Tax
*Friday, August 28 – Monday, August 31

Woolly Boo™ - For Your Child's Healthy and Peaceful Sleep!

Seriously, have you ever seen the cots kids sleep on in daycare and preschool? Well, here is a photo of one.

Do you really want your child to sleep on this? This cot is made of Sof-Tex® fabric, whatever that is. See how close to the ground it is? This means that your child is breathing in all the dirt from the floor they just spent hours playing on wearing shoes. Yuk.

Anyway, give it a whirl in your head, let me know :)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Tell Me What You Think, Please!

I am considering getting a professional to photograph my products, but am not certain I can recoup the cost. Basically, I am worried that it will not increase the sales as dramatically as I would wish it to.

So, tell me what do you think... You can comment or send me an email.

I would really appreciate it. Thanks.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


My brand spanking new Sleeping Bags in Pretty In Pink and Sunshine Yellow. Check them out!

I am really excited about this line, since the fabrics are much more modern. A lot of comments I received about the Sleeping Bags were that maybe I need to offer other fabric choices, something a little less old-fashioned and not so... well... European.

So, here they are. Shop away!

Martha Stewart's Dreamers

Went on a MS's Dreamers into Doers binge this morning. I think I looked over hundreds of profiles. There are some really creative people out there. I really hope all those people I "friended" "friend" me back...

But, what struck me was the importance of logo design - if the avatar wasn't appealing, I simply wouldn't bother. Which makes me feel really lucky for having the logo I do :)

Thanks Alex!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Check out my NEW photos!

They are not only new, as in "I've just downloaded them from my camera" new, but they are also photos of some NEW PRODUCTS I am really excited to introduce to you!!!


P.S. Click on the Flickr Photostream link on the right to view the photos.

So, how is Woolly Boo returning us to tradition?

Very simply. We are going back to the age old production process our grandparents, or at least my grandparents, used to make their bedding.

The sheep is sheared, like so:

The wool is gathered and washed with cold water and white distilled vinegar. Check out this page for more info about cleaning with vinegar and its benefits:

Wool is then air dried in a shade, like so:

To be continued tomorrow...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

I Have New Photos

Yes, I do. I promise. They are all still stuck on my camera. But, with the weather being so yucky, I think today is the photo day... I think, because Julie and Julia area calling my name... By the way, if you haven't read Julia's memoir, you absolutely must. What an amazing story!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Return To Tradition

Originally, this was to be our business tag line. Why you ask? Well, let me enlighten you.

Back in a day, women used to bring dowry with them into marriage. The idea was that a single man cannot be expected to have these things available, so the new wife would bring things they need for the household: pots, pans, dishes, utensils, bedding, mattresses, pillows, rugs, curtains, shams, tablecloths, etc. She would start making and decorating these items when she was really young, as early as 8-years-old. Dowry was a way to show how well to do was the girl's family, and also to show off her household skills, a very important "selling" point.

The mattresses were the last ones to make. The wool would be collected, washed and stored for years. The reason for this was following: for a 5 inch twin size mattress you would need about 40-50 pounds of wool. Oh, yeah, these things were heavy. 50 pounds of cleaned wool takes up almost 100 cubic feet - no kidding. This wool was stuffed into the damask covers. The reason damask was used was simple: it has a very sturdy, tight weave, so the wool would not escape and shed. Over the course of time, and due to use, the wool would obviously lose some of its volume, but it was enough for it to be aired for a day or so, and it would spring back up.

Maintenance: Every 25 years or so, the wool would be taken out of the cover and washed again.

How do I know this? I used to sleep on one of those things. Yes, my Mom brought some with her when she got married. And she made them from her Mother's, my Grandmother's, mattresses. Of course, in the 1970's they really didn't need to hand-make wool mattresses, but my Grandmother is Albanian, and very much stickler for a tradition.

It also appears that this dowry tradition was lost in America, several generations ago, or it has simply transferred into exchange of money, since with money, you could simply buy or have made all these things. With the invention and cheapness of springs and plastic, the wool was forgotten.

Monday, August 10, 2009


I have some new products that were just finished. Today was a beautiful day for a photo shoot. Hot and sunny, but beautiful. And before you all get bent out of shape about how I can write "but", let me explain: the sun was very strong, which sometimes makes it very hard to take photos because of glare and light distribution. But, it was also humid, which helped with glare. However, I am still sticky from melting while trying to take these photos :)

So, they are done. I just need to download them from the camera, watermark them for protection, and post on the website, Etsy, Flickr, Facebook, MySpace, and gazillion other places I have an account with in my attempt to "spread the word". "Spreading the word" is spreading me real thin...

Where does one start?

... When writing a blog? From the beginning? Or is this the media where my very short attention span can actually benefit me? Hm...

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Random Splashes of Thought: A "Onesie" by any other name....

Random Splashes of Thought: A "Onesie" by any other name....

Here is the article I wrote about business aspect of owning a small business. I'll re-run it again in it's full length on this blog, but I wanted to share it with you together with the "Gerber" "Onesie' controversy. Your comments are welcome.

Saturday, August 8, 2009


I resisted starting this blog, because, honestly, I had no idea what I would write about.

And then it hit me - Woolly Boo products are soooooo great, I'll just write about them ALL THE TIME. Kind of like free ad pages.

So, blog world, here I come :)