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Thursday, March 31, 2011

lots of updates and news today! :)

first off, thank you for another great stocking yesterday!  i am so sorry to those who were affected by the oversells - i wish that didn't ever happen.  something to keep in mind is that while HC gives you 10 minutes to check out, that includes any possible paypal lag time.  If you don't check out completely within the 10 minutes things get really wonky ;)  b/c the diaper is released back and someone else may cart it and pay as well.  so it's best to finish up in paypal within less than 10 minutes just to be safe.

i also want to assure you that i am actively looking for the right solution to amp up production.  i know it can be frustrating trying to get a diaper and i want to make more available as quickly as possible. :)

there are a few contest going on right now for custom slots:  

the photo contest is up and running on FB - today is the last day for voting!  winners will be announced tomorrow - full contest rules are here on the blog.

there is another american idol custom slot contest happening right now - you can participate today on FB!  entries are open until 7pm eastern tonight.  details here and entry thread on my FB page. :)

tomorrow i'll be doing a drawing for a (regularly priced) custom slot that is open to twinkie tush newbies only.  (obviously i can't know for sure if someone has purchased a twinkie tush diaper from another mama, i can only track the customers who have purchased from me directly.)  i will post tomorrow morning by 8am eastern on my FB page with the entry thread for this drawing, and will leave it open for 6 hours before doing the drawing via random.org.

in addition to the contests there is an auction starting april 4th for a twinkie tush custom slot here on from our hearts to yours on FB.  this auction will benefit an incredible little man - you can read his story here.

and lastly...

there are some REALLY exciting things coming to twinkie tush - wool will begin stocking in april, and i'll have a sneak peek at some other things in the next few weeks! :D

thanks as always for your incredible support!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

other twinkie tush news!

the photo contest is now closed for submissions and all entries are up on FB! :)  there are some truly amazing shots - you mamas (and daddies) are amazingly creative!  and your children are beyond adorable :)  voting will be open for 3 days - it will close end of day on the 31st.  the winners will be announced on 4/1!

in other news - congrats to our latest custom slot contest winner, kim brinkman!  she won the first american idol contest on FB!  

thanks for checking in and for your support of twinkie tush!!


previews are up! there will be a single stocking tomorrow at 1pm eastern!

everything is listed at the store :)  i am really in love with the diapers this stocking - it's hard to pick my faves!  but i'll try....

everything will go live at 1pm eastern tomorrow!  34 ready to ship diapers and 3 custom slots :)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

another custom slot contest! :D

this is for the american idol lovers! tonight after the performance show head to my FB page and comment on my status which will read "place your AI custom slot contest votes here!" with your vote for who is *going home* tomorrow. you can only pick one person and you have until tomorrow evening 7pm eastern to place your vote.

after tomorrow's results show i will make a list of everyone who had selected the correct person.  from that list a winner will be randomly selected via random.org.  the winner is offered the opportunity to purchase a custom slot ($28 for serged or $30 for T&T, $2 less if you choose to SYOF, $4.50 shipping.)  the winner will be notified on my FB page by friday morning 9am eastern and will have 24 hours to contact me at twinkietush@gmail.com to place their order!  (sorry for the possible delay in announcing the winner - i will be out of town and can't promise i'll be able to announce it thursday night.)

if no one is correct with their vote i will make a list of everyone that participated in the contest and select a winner from that list via random.org. :)  if the AI contestant who is voted off is saved by the judges, he or she still counts as the correct person for the purposes of this contest and the winner of this contest will get free shipping on their custom order :D

let me know if you have any questions! :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

previews are up! stocking tomorrow at 1pm EST and 8pm EST! :)

previews are up at the store - 31 ready-to-ship diapers and 3 custom slots will be stocking tomorrow :)  i am ready to drop (is it weird that i'm basically jet-lagged from daylight savings time?  i got up at 5:30 this morning which felt like 4:30) but i wanted to share a few of my faves:

thanks for checking in!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

stocking times for tuesday 3/15

this next stocking will take place at 1pm and 8pm EST.  there should be about 30 diapers stocked and i will also stock a few custom slots! :)

a quick word on customs: my plan is to stock a few slots at each stocking and/or in between - i will announce on FB any time a custom slot is available.  i will also open more group customs down the road - details will be here on the blog!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

our first photo contest!!

it's time for our first ever twinkie tush photo contest!! :)  the contest will run from today through 3/28/11.  the winners will be announced on friday april 1st!  please read below for important details on how to win!  there will be a first place and second place winner as follows:

- first place takes home a free custom twinkie tush diaper of their choice (based on availability of desired fabric).  shipping is free as well.

- second place is offered a custom slot: T&T custom is $30, serged is $28 - with free shipping :)  if the second place winner declines the custom slot another second place winner will be selected.

both of these custom diapers will ship 4-6 weeks after orders are placed.

so here's the process:

submit a photo or photos of your little one(s) in a twinkie tush diaper.  feel free to be as creative as possible - extra consideration will be given for creativity!  (try to play off the "theme" of your diaper - you can use accessories and props to really amp it up - a guitar, an alien toy, a bouquet of flowers....)  a simple approach is fine as well - creativity is just one of the things that will be considered.

photos can be sent to twinkietush@gmail.com.  please type PHOTO CONTEST in the subject field.

by submitting a photo you are giving twinkie tush permission to use your photo to promote twinkie tush diapers on this blog and on facebook.  in fact facebook will be a big part of this contest! :)

after emailing your photo to twinkietush@gmail.com you may also upload your photo to my facebook page if you choose.  that is totally up to you and is *not* required to be entered in the contest.  however, emailing your photo to twinkietush@gmail.com *is* required to be entered.

submissions will be closed on 3/28/11 at 11:59pm EST.  on tuesday 3/29 i will upload all submissions to a photo album on my facebook page called "march 2011 photo contest!"  at that point, the contest really gets exciting!

first place will be given to the photo *in the "march 2011 photo contest" album* that gets the most independent comments.  (if someone comments on a photo multiple times, only their first comment will be counted.  they can, however, comment on more than one photo.)  please note that comments on photos outside of the specified album will not count as votes for that photo.

second place will be awarded by me! :)

please note that you may enter a maximum of 2 photos per household.  also note that photos must clearly show your twinkie tush diaper and must not be offensive in any way (obviously ;).  if there is a problem with your submission you will receive an email response with suggestions on how to resubmit if applicable.  if your submission is accepted you will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours.

so let's get started mamas!!  get snapping those pics and please let me know if you have any questions!  i can't wait to see what you come up with! :)


Friday, March 4, 2011

special custom offering today for a group of 4-5!

as i prepare to officially open customs later this month, i am going to do something fun and different today!

is there a fabric you'd really love to have a twinkie tush diaper made out of?  today i am opening a custom slot for one group of 4-5 mamas who want to coordinate with each other and do a SYOF (send your own fabric) custom order.

the group would send me (at the group's cost) 2 yards of the chosen print fabric and all diapers would be cut from that yardage.  all other materials would of course be provided by me :)  all velour and snaps would be uniform, as decided by the group (and based on availability).  extra print fabric will be shipped back to a group member or members as decided by the group.

each group member can choose between a serged or turned and topstitched diaper.  the price for this SYOF order will be $26 + shipping per each serged diaper and $28 + shipping per each T&T.

since i am working towards opening customs this month and simultaneously working to stock the store on the 15th and 30th, i can only accept one group order.  i will accept the first group order that is emailed to me by your designated group rep with all group members cc'ed.  i will then create a private custom listing on hyena cart which will need to be purchased by the group rep within 24 hours, after which i will offer the spot to the next group in line.  once the spot is purchased it is reserved and you can send your fabric to me as quickly or slowly as you like ;)  all diapers will ship out to the group members 4-6 weeks after i receive the fabric.

i will keep this offer in place through the weekend.  please let me know if you have any questions!  thanks so much!


update: the group custom slot is sold - can't wait to make these dipes for you mamas!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

fabric previews for the 3/15 stocking

are on FB! :)  some awesome stuff coming!

also - i wanted to show you an off-the-bum comparison of a brand new twinkie tush T&T next to one that has been washed several times.  i'll add this pic to my post about this below as well.  this is the shrinkage i planned for when developing my new pattern :)