Friday, September 2, 2011

Vendor of the Month: Kim's Cloth

This month we are talking to Kim of Kim's Cloth. She makes gorgeous minky diapers with embroidered designs or minky applique. These are awesome diapers with an innovative adjustable elastic sizing.

She can be found monthly at the congo and she also has her own personal website for buying, here is her facebook page and she also stocks the Diaperpalooza congo.

How did you become a WAHM?

Kim- My MIL had an embroidery machine that she rarely used because it too complex for her. I started playing around with it when we were hanging out at her house. I started getting all sorts of ideas about things I could make, and thought maybe I could make some extra money while being creative. So, she ended up selling it to me and the rest is history! How long have you been sewing/creating? Kim- I had never sewed anything more than hemming a pair of pants before I started experimenting with my MIL's embroidery machine. That was the summer of 2007.

What motiv
ates you to sew?

Kim- It gives me purpose. I love being a wife and mother first and for
emost...but having a creative outlet that is "mine" and that I can share with other people has really given me fulfilment. It's something that is just "Kim"...not mommy, not "Kim & Joe".

Are there days when you just want to throw your hands up and forget about being a WAHM?

Kim- Yes. When my bathroom is filthy (I do have 2 boys and a husband!), when the fish tanks are gross and need cleaned, or when I'm just plain tired and want to lay on the couch an do nothing. But at the end of the day, I enjoy what I do and I believe in honoring the commitments I've made to people.

In an average week, how many hours do you devote to your work?

Kim- It's so hard to figure out, because I'm always bouncing back and forth between sewing and taking care of my family and house. If I had to guesstimate, I would say about 30 hours a week.

What would you say is the most challenging thing about being a WAHM?

Kim- The balancing act. Making a schedule for myself of what needs to be done when, and making it work
while still taking care of my family's needs and taking care of myself.

What is your favorite thing to make?

Kim- Embroidered diapers, hands down. I love designing the diapers and working out how I want the finished diaper to look...and then executing it. They are my most popular product, too, and I love watching people get so excited about something that I've created!

Do you have a favorite fabric print?

Kim- I don't really have a favorite print...I don't really work with a lo
t of printed fabrics. I do love minky, though. I use it for all my embroidered diapers, and I would make everything out of it if I could!

Have you ever made something to sell and then decided you couldn't part with it?

Kim- I haven't, only because the majority of things I make are cu
stom orders. Embroidered diapers are the only thing that I pre-make to sell, and no matter how much I love a design, my son potty trained a while ago.

And last but most importantly, which came first, the chicken or the egg?

Kim- Why the chicken of course
!

Check out some of these gorgeous creations:

Kim is offering a free custom diaper as a giveaway. To enter, you may do any of the following and each counts as an entry.

1. Comment on this blog.

2. Like the FB page and comment here that you did.

3. Like Kim's Cloth FB page and comment here that you did.

4. Share the news of the giveaway on your personal FB page and comment here with a link.

I will close the contest at some point on 9/10 and will announce the winner on the Congo's FB page!

109 comments:

  1. eeep i love kims cloth!
    fruitlooplexi at gmail.com

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  2. i like the cwcb on fb
    fruitlooplexi at gmail.com

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  3. Inspiring post! Thanks Kim for offering a giveaway!

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  4. i like kims on fb
    fruitlooplexi at gmail.com

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  5. We love Kims diapers :) They make up most of our sons stash and a good part of my daughters. I even have a few tucked away for future babies shhhhhh!!!!

    I already liked kims page and this fb page :)

    *off to repost on my personal and business page **!

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  6. I liked kims crafts! I don't know how I hadn't already! Im dying for one of her dipes!

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  7. Already like the cwcb fb page!

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  8. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Banana-Mannas/193469213999386

    Posted on my business page

    http://www.facebook.com/bmanna

    And personal page :-)

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  9. This is the cutest stuff!!!

    dmoretti1967 at yahoo.com

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  10. like cuties with cloth booties on fb as debnmike moretti


    dmoretti1967 at yahoo.com

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  11. like kim's crafts on fb as debnmike moretti

    dmoretti1967 at yahoo.com

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  12. shared on fb

    http://www.facebook.com/demimo/posts/133694086727235

    dmoretti1967 at yahoo.com

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  13. Like CWCB on FB as Amanda Hartman

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  14. Like Kim's Cloth on FB as Amanda Hartman

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  15. http://www.facebook.com/sarabub

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  16. Shared on my FB group

    http://www.facebook.com/groups/ourbirthjourneys/

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  17. I talked to her about a custom ages ago but we were moving and by the time we settled in her customs were closed!! So im dying to try to get one from her! I love the look of the quality and how creative she is!

    Karilynaley at yahoo

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  18. I like your fb page as kari meeker
    Karilynaley at yahoo

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  19. I like kims page as kari meeker
    Karilynaley at yahoo

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  20. LOVE Kim's diapers! So very creative!

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  21. already 'like' CWCB on FB Terri Veach

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  22. already 'like' Kim's Cloth on FB, Terri Veach

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  23. Liked kims cloth fb as tonja sullivan

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  24. Liked CWCB fb page!
    spiffydot605 at yahoo . com

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  25. Already a fan of Kims Cloth on fb
    spiffydot605 at yahoo . com

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  26. I already like Kim and Cuties on FB!

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  27. Ok, I also shared it on my fb, but have no idea how to show it... my page is private too..
    http://www.facebook.com/april252008

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  28. posted giveaway on my fb page :)
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/TantrumsCloth

    fruitlooplexi at gmail.com

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  29. http://www.facebook.com/wruss
    shared on my wall

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  30. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1398943834
    m . melnick87 at gmail . com

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  31. I love kim's diapers, I am expecting one in the mail tomorrow!!
    m . melnick87 at gmail . com

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  32. I like cwcb on fb!
    m . melnick87 at gmail . com

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  33. I like Kim's on fb!
    m . melnick87 at gmail . com

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  34. These are absolutely gorgeous diapers!

    mini_me_kim at hotmail dot com

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  35. I like CWCB on FB!

    mini_me_kim at hotmail dot com

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  36. I like Kim's FB page!

    mini_me_kim at hotmail dot com

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  37. Shared with my friends on my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/amygirl21686

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  38. shared on FB
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/laurie.makinen

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  39. I did all the entries! I really would love to win one of these ADORABLE cloth diapers!!!

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  40. Her stuff is amazing :-)
    umiamichick5683 at gmail.com

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  41. I posted on fb.

    https://www.facebook.com/#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=121226401310349&id=677836565

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  42. I love the custom diapers. So cute. jsapalio at yahoo dot com

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  43. Kims cloth is adorable!!!
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  44. I like cuties with cloth booties on facebook
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  45. I like kims crafts on facebook
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  46. What cute diapers! She's very talented.

    honingharmony@gmail.com

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  47. Like your blog on fb

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  48. Like Kim's page on fb

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  49. i LOVE her diapers- esp the mario one!

    annae07@aol.com

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  50. Wow, these are some great looking diapers! The embroidery is so cute and they look suuper soft as well. Thanks for the introduction :) ngiraldi at gmail dot com

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  51. like you on FB ngiraldi at gmail dot com

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  52. Very cute diapers! harrisk3(at)mymail.shawnee.edu

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  53. Cute diapers....I would love to win!

    graceink at yahoo dot com

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  54. I like Cuties with Cloth Booties on FB (Carolyn Hughesman)

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  55. I like Kim's Crafts on FB (Carolyn Hughesman)

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  56. Awesome! These are sooooo cute!!!
    glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. like you on facebook (stephanie gaffney)
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  58. like kim's cloth on facebook (stephanie gaffney)
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  59. I would love the chance to win this!
    hmahan_0529 @yahoo dot com

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  60. Like Kim's Cloth on FB Heather Mahan
    hmahan_0529 @yahoo dot com

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  61. I like the Turquoise Owl diaper

    bmweida at yahoo dot com

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  62. Thanks for the giveaway!

    madelinemiller at gmail dot com

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  63. I like you on Facebook (Madeline Doms Miller).

    madelinemiller at gmail dot com

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  64. I like Kim's on Facebook (Madeline Doms Miller).

    madelinemiller at gmail dot com

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  65. Thanks for the giveaway. I LOVE finding new WAHMs and TRYING to support them. :-D
    mummytocharis at yahoo dot com

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  66. Like your Facebook page (Sarah Jane).
    mummytocharis at yahoo dot com

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  67. Like Kim's Cloth on Facebook (Sarah Jane).

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  68. I enjoyed reading this post. The diapers are too cute! I love how the owl appears to be holding a little baby owl under each wing.
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  69. I like Cuties With Cloth Booties at CafeMom on Facebook as Zootastic Zookeeper.
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  70. I like Kim's Crafts on Facebook as Zootastic Zookeeper.
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  71. I shared on Facebook.
    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=246181762093799&id=100002306047988
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  72. too cute!!

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  73. i like you on fb

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  74. i like kims on fb

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  75. Pick me! I wanna try her diapers!!

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  76. Shared it!

    http://www.facebook.com/coliemum/posts/113546202085292

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  77. I've always wanted a Kim's Cloth diaper!

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  78. I super duper want to try a Kim's cloth

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  79. Shared with all :) See...

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=828348183

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  80. I love kim's cloth! Kim is such a creative woman!

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