Friday, September 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Inside Outs!!

Today is the day, a year ago, that I launched my brand spanking new Inside Out AI2 nappies!!

After testing for quite some time, searching for a solution to the common issue of wicking with cotton outer nappies I came up with this particular construction - with overlocked leg openings and a turned and topstitched front and back. There is no point in which the booster touches the outer fabric, nor do the boosters touch the elastic. These special nappies are truly Beetlebums, you wont find nappies made like this anywhere else!







Making the nappies this way allowed me to indulge in my fabric obsession while making functional and gorgeous nappies for gorgeous Beetlebabies!!!

So, to celebrate today I am offering a giveaway. An Inside Out AI2 nappy*, in the size required for the winners baby. The winner will need to tell me the gender too, so I can make a special Inside Out just right for them :). All you have to do is leave a comment, and I will get my sweet little Lola to draw the name out of a hat at about 3.30pm today!



*Fabric for the Inside Out made for the winner is to be selected by me, from my stash. It may take up to three weeks for the nappy to be dispatched. The nappies pictured are examples of prior Beeltegoodness - there isn't a stocking today. One entry per person. Happy happy happy Beetlebirthday folks!

75 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Beetlebums inside-outs! Mel, enjoy your special day and thankyou for the beautiful nappies you create!
Cindy

Alysha said...

Happy Birthday Inside out!!!! Had a look at some of your old stocking pics and i still love the peas in pod ISO the best :) It's always great to see what you come up with for these each time!! I just need more ;)

fairystar32 said...

yeah happy birthday lovely lady xxxxx
big hugs xx
natxxxx
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Tam said...

I can't believe you've only been making them for a year Mel! They are fabulous! and a cool giveaway! Congrats on the year and hope to see many more beautiful nappies for many years to come! xx
Tam

Suzanne said...

Oh ace Mel :) Happy Birthday Inside out :) Indi is turning one next week, I would love a special nappy for her. Well done Mel :)

nadine said...

happy nappy birthday :D
crossing my fingers as we speak - I'm sure this is the only way I'll ever get a precious nappy of yours Mel.

Kristie said...

Happy birthday Inside-outs!!
We love them and are a fantastic fit.

Kristie

Abbie said...

Happy Birthday ISO!!!
Congradulations Mel!!! I hope you keep making your fantastic products for many years to come.

Abbie :)

Ying said...

Happy Birthday Inside Outs! And a huge congrats on your creation anniversary Mel!! :) We have never tried one (I'm always too slow lol), but would really love one (or more) for James :)
Thanks for creating beautiful nappies Mel xxxx
Ying

MoosMum said...

Beetle Mama you make such wonderful nappies. You are truly a beautiful person inside and out. I am blessed to call you friend.
Celena

Kelly said...

Congratulations Mel, I can't believe its been 1 year!

Tiana said...

Happy first Birthday!

Hope there are many many more to come.

Tiana

Emma said...

Happy Birthday! Your nappies are so beautiful and lovely.
Emma

Kellie said...

Happy Birthday BeetleBums Inside Outs!!

Mel what a truely unique and awesome design!! Your IOs totally ROCK!!

Well done Hun!!

Kellie

Claire said...

Happy Birthday Inside Outs! I've loved drooling over all the prints and can't wait to see what you have in store for the future! :D

Congratulations!

Shane said...

Happy Birthday BBIO!!!

Teresa XO

jodes07 said...

Congrats! Happy 1st B'day! They are gorgeous nappies!
Jodie

Emma said...

Happy Birthday inside outs. Thank you Mel for bringing us the best nappy ever and i looove those fabrics you choose. have a great day:)

Julie F said...

Congratulations Mel. The Beetlebums name is getting quite a reputation for quality and innovation for all the beautiful lovelies you make. Enjoy your celebrations and keep up the good work!!

Georgia said...

Happy Birthday Inside Outs! They are all gorgeous - well done!

Anonymous said...

Happy 1st Birthday to another of your 'babies'. :) Beetlebums are just the best!
Jaqi

Kobi said...

Happy Birthday Beetlebums ISO's - your the best nappies I own - so funky and fit so well.

Hope you have a really great day!

Now off to make that cake you have me drooling about :-)

Big Hugs

Kobi

Trudy said...

Happy inside-out Birthday!
I have never had the pleasure of a Beetlebum so would just love to try one on Kissy. I'll cross everything. Yay for you and here's to many more.

Lisa said...

Happy 1st birthday inside outs! I hope to try an inside out before Charleigh toilet trains! They certainly are stunning nappies.

Emily said...

Happy Beetlebirthday inside outs! What an exciting milestone :)

berniebabe said...

Yay Mel, one year down, many nore to come :-) Happy birthday beetlebums. They all look absolutely georgous!! I especially love the cars. Shame Joel isn't in nappies anymore. Are you listing these today?

Kazza said...

Hey Mel, I can't believe I didn't know about these when they first came out but thank god I know about them now!!! You know I <3 them and they ROCK ROCK ROCK!! Claire thinks they're pretty spectacular too ;)

Enjoy the day, what a special milestone for Beetlebums :)

Karina

Ros said...

Happy Birthday! Wow I can't believe how fast that year has passed.

Mama Mel said...

Thankyou guys!!!! Im so thrilled and upon much encouragement will be eating lots of Lemon Meringue today!!!

The nappies in the pictures are just examples of my past work - I must go and add that to the post *oops*

Karena said...

Wow Mel, can't believe it's been a year since you realised your baby....you should be very very proud of yourself and everything you have achieved.
Love Karena

Sarah said...

Happy birthday little nappies.. hehehe!

amorita said...

happy 1st birthday beetlebums!
I'm sure there will be plenty more to come, your work is amazing!! congrats!

Lauren said...

Yay! Happy 1 year anniversary inside-outs, and congrats Mel for pouring your blood, sweat and tearing into designing a very unique and absolutely fabulous nappy.. or so I hear from very happy customers because I'm yet to snaffle me an IO for my cherub hehe

Well done Mel! :)

Mandy said...

Happy Nappy Birthday Mel! And what a super awesome giveaway :)

Lauren said...

oops I meant blood, sweat and tears.. not tearing, though I'm sure there was a lot of that going on too ;)

Lauren said...

Happy Birthday to the most beautiful, stylish looking nappies out there. You should be very proud Mel!

Jodi said...

Happy Birthday Beetlebums Inside Outs!!! Well done Mel, definitely deserving of some cake (or lemon meringue).

Jodi

Nappy Chic said...

Happening Birzday Inside-Outs! Cheers to one of the best baby products I have ever tried :)

Lesley said...

Happy Birthday Inside Out Beetlebums!! And many more to come.

Kris said...

Congrats on a year of a fabulous one of a kind nappy design Mel! Happy birthday inside outs!

P.s don't enter me please

Erin - my my my! said...

Happy Birthday inside-outs! Just as gorgeous as everything I've seen come out of Beetlebums!! :)

Nicole said...

Happy 1st Birthday! OMG I can't believe it's taken me until now to discover these nappies - they look unreal!!!!
xxxx

helenn82 said...

Happy Inside Out Birthday Beetlemummy! Nappies are always gorgeous and a fav in this household :-)

JORDAN said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEETLEBUMS I CANT ACTUALLY BELEIVE MYSELF ITS BEEN A YEAR ALREADY :)the most wonderful year as WE love I0!!! I would also love to thank you opn my favourite nappies as you do such a wonderfel job :)

Tracy said...

Happy Birthday Inside Outs <3 <3 <3

simplicity said...

Happy Birthday for a very special day. May you continue to make great nappies for many more years! Xx

Tammy said...

Wow, that year has gone by super fast. Happy Birthday Inside outs, I hope to get my hands on one at some stage. Congrats Mel.

Gis said...

Happy Birthday Inside-outs! They are such gorgeous things, would love to see one in the flesh ;)

Anonymous said...

Mel, congrats on this special milestone! You are such a clever mummy. Lee x

Susan Beattie said...

Happy Birthday ISO :) they are all so stunning XXOO

pithirendar said...

Happy Birthday inside-outs!!

Thanks for making such awesome stuff Mel!!

Danielle said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY FAVORITE MAKER OF OUR STASH :) YOU DO SUCH A WONDERFUL JOB ITS HARD TO SHOW HOW MUCH WE APPRECIATE YOUR GORGEOUS WORK THEY ABSOLOUTLY ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!

PurpleFlower said...

Congratulations on a year of success! I look forward to seeing more and more brilliance from you.
Jacinta

Bayliss_Family said...

Wow! A wonderful idea Mel! Happy Birthday Beetlebums. :D

Everything you design is amazing! Your carriers are simply beautiful, your pockets snuggly & your Inside-outs are a work of art! I went back through the old posts, and there are soo many beautiful creations. The cupcakes OOAK sets my heart-a-racing, and the Magic Forest is a gourgeous fabric, I love Mieka!

Wishing you a wondrful first birthday & good luck to all the ladies

xxxx
Sam

Pumpkin said...

Happy Birthday Inside Outs!!!!! :)

hj1981 said...

Happy Birthday Beetlebums and team! this is my first time checking out this site and can i just say - these nappies are gorgeous!!!!

Tasha said...

Happy 1st Birthday Inside Outs ;) How could anyone possibly not want to enter your draw? I own one of them "Tatsu" and love it to bits ;) Thanks Mel :D

underworldlass said...

Happy Birthday Mel for your lovely inside -outs! So cute and such a great fit, just like all beetlebums of course :) My boy is huge beetebum fan obviously (although he doesn't even know it, lol!) as is his mumma. Beautiful works of art, every one! Need more Beetlebums fluffy!!! Spoken like a true cloth nappy addict,lol! CONGRATS!!

Bizy Bee Nappies said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY INSIDE-OUTS!
Have a very special day and look forward to celebrating more birthdays with you :)
Sarah

beeware said...

Happy Birthday to you! Love all Beetlebums nappies and wow they have come so far :) I think we were one of your first ozebaby customers and it's been a great ride. The Beetlebums work hard here!!

life-is-beautiful said...

Happy birthday to such a special nappy and creator!!

The astounding amount of comments shows you how well loved your nappies are by everyone and a huge congrats on your success you derserve it!!!

Nat

Cat J B said...

What a great design, you're a very inspiring hardworking mama! Love the nappies!

jelby said...

Happy Birthday Beeltebums Inside Outs!!!
I haven't had the privildge of trying one of your nappies yet, so I am crossing my fingers that it will be one day soon. Congrats on such a fantastic nappies!
Jacinta :)

Monicat said...

Congratulations Mel.

Making a truly unique product is very difficult, and you've done amazing things with your nappies and your carriers too!

Monica

Sara said...

TURNING ONE IS SO MUCH FUN :)

Mumma Mel, you make changing nappies a joy, from bare bottoms to gorgeous cloth bottoms my baby Julissa is so alive and joyfull. Turning one in two months would love an inside out to bounce around with.

Thank you Heaps for contributing to a healthier planet and minimising disposable use, you are one of the reasons i changed to cloth.

Enjoy your festivities today, Sara xox

Kathryn said...

Happy Birthday Inside Outs and creator Mel :)

kirsty said...

happy birthday - what an effort and huge achievemnet. absolutely love bettlebums, here's to hoping xkx

Clarinda said...

Happy Birthday to the inside out!!!

I always love the fabric you choose. Would love to get my hands on one one day. :)

~hello~ said...

Happy 1st Birthday Inside Outs! We made chocolate caramel muffins to celebrate!! Yummo! ;-)

Esther said...

Congrats on the 1st birthday. It doesn't seem that long ago that you were bring them out. Time flies :)

sherre said...

Woohoo 70 comments can you feel the love Mel :D

your gorgeous!

Rebeccamax said...

Happy Beetle Birthday to a maker of beautiful nappies!Thankyou...Rebecca

Mum to the 'A' Team said...

happy birthday Mel! We love our gorgeous beetlebums!

Rose said...

congrats on your 1st birthday, may it be the first of many to come. I have admired your nappies from afar for a while just not quite quick enoiugh to snag one but I'll keep trying :)

Mama Mel said...

Oh wow, Im so overwhelmed!! Thankyou so much for the wonderful and kind words - now its almost time for the draw!!!!

xxxx