Saturday, January 31, 2009

How Do You Spell Relief / S.T.A.Y.

Well by now many of you have heard that the CPSA has granted a 1 year stay on the new testing regulations that were due to go into effect on February 10th 2009. What a relief - now that the panic is over we can focus on trying to move things forward in a positive way. First and foremost as I know all would agree is to make sure that there are measures in place to keep children safe - but that these measures are laid out and enforced in a way that won't harm the rest of us - economically or environmentally. I hope the images below of some wonderful hand-made children's goods will keep us all motivated to come up with creative ideas on how to best offer our suggestions for change regarding the CPSIA law to our government representatives.
This stunning OOAK Butterfly & Dragonfly onesie is beautifully handpainted. There is just enough fern to not take away from them and a true lady know exactly when to leave. Created By: artopiary

This sweet & soft naptime gift set features Ginger Rounds Woobie paired with coordinating soft chocolate Bear. Your baby or toddler's naptime happiness!
Chocolate Truffle Bear is one of a kind Created By: luluswoobies

Hey diddle diddle, the cat & the fiddle, the cow jumped over the moon! Because this whimsical image is hand painted to order each canvas is unqiue and truly a OOAK keepsake for your little one! Created By: ellabobella

This sweet MICHAEL MILLER LOLLI DOT print reversible baby bib and burp cloth set is made with 100% cotton fabric. The burp cloth is approximately 16” x 10” and backed with white soft chenille…..perfect for catching those sweet little baby bubbles and sugar drools.
Created By: BabyBugsnBubbles

This Ohhhh Soooo Soft and Adorable Baby Ducks Rag Quilt is Handmade by me using Flannels in a Blue Baby Ducks Pattern, A White with Blue and Yellow Polka Dots, and a soft Yellow Fuzzy Minky. The back is Bright Yellow Flannel. Created By: ArrivingAngels

Over the next few post I'll be adding some additional thoughts on this topic and more wonderful handmade goodies from shops that I love!


  1. That is SUCH a sweet onesie from Artopiary! I love it!!

    Check this out when you get a chance - I found it on the CPSC website, about the CPSIA. It's very interesting and informative.
    I blogged about it here:

  2. Very nice feature...and you are so is a great relief to be able to stay on Etsy!!! Thanks to all that battled and let their voices be heard!

  3. Great post, Annie! Such a relief that we aren't going to have to close our businesses down due to unreasonable testing standards. While our goods need to be safe, not being able to accept the certified testing done by our material suppliers is more than ridiculous.

  4. Huzzah for some relief. A nice celebration post.

  5. well said Cindy - it really is completely unreasonable!

  6. Great post Annie. We all breathe a sigh of relief for sure. You and your sister (cute pics, btw)do awesome work and I am sewhappy you can continue that work. We must not give up the fight though, our voices are being heard!

  7. Let's hear if for the S T A Y!!!

    Thank you so much myannie! XO!

  8. Great post and really cute items featured!

  9. What an honor! Thank you so much for featuring my painting!!

    Hip hip hooray... we got a STAY!!!!!!


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