Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Pre Orders

Pre-order nappies will go up tomorrow morning at 7.30am and again in the evening at 7.30pm!!

There will be a limit to two per person, and there will be the option of choosing the size and type. Please just email WITH your order number if you wish to amend the order (to a minky Inside Out or a Trim AI2 as opposed to a Pocket).

Please understand that no outers can be changed or embellished, the minky outer is the only fabric available on preorders, and only in the colour ordered (due to the possible low supply of a certain fabric).



Friday, September 25, 2009

Real Men Wear Babies

Kai in action!

Here is the marvellous Cat's hubby and bubby in Kai, don't they look ROCKIN'?? I love the whole photo - the scenery is gorgeous too! Sydney is so stunning!

Thankyou SO MUCH for sharing this awesome picture, I love seeing Beetlebums in action :)

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Thankyou, time for me to turn in now. Please have a wonderful night!!!


WIP - Isla, Anya and Lena




Let the

randomness begin!!!!

Inside Out Random stockings today!!

*disclaimer - please dont waste your entire day refreshing, there isnt going to be a massive motherload of Inside Outs, I am making them all today, and listing them as I go. Please don't ask what time Im stocking, please dont get peeved because you have chosen to refresh all day. Its nice outside - take a chance on it and enjoy the day!!!!

ETA - There are three WIP carriers that I will stock tonight at 6pm!! If they arent completed they will take an extra week to ship :). Pictures up by midday today :)

Friday, September 18, 2009

And the winner is........

Congratulations Rose!!!!!!

Now, this weekend I will be randomly stocking nappies and have a couple of carriers just about ready to rock! I will update with photos as I go!!

Thankyou again to everyone - Im just about to indulge in my lemon meringue so will have to park myself on the lounge for about an hour (or five) to let it digest!!!!


Rose, please just drop me an email (mel@beetlebums.com.au)

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!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

WOW! A year tomorrow!

Something made me look backward today - look back to when I launched my Inside Out nappies and guess what - TOMORROW IT IS A YEAR, EXACTLY! I cant believe it!

Do you remember this stocking? I loved that one - those little singlet sets were so cute :).

I can't believe its been a year already!

I've continued to improve on these nappies - the actual shell of the nappy (which is cut from the exact same pattern as every Beetlebums nappy!) is still the same, a year later.. But my booster has just had a facelift! Just in time too, to replace all of mine LOL! I will list some of the larger, more thirsty (but still very trim) boosters on my store this weekend, and will offer an Inside Out 1st Birthday giveaway tomorrow.

So, if you want to win it - visit here tomorrow!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

A message from within....

There is something to be said for inspiration...

I was completely inspired by Suse's Winter Nest carrier, and promptly bought the red version of Kristen Dorans awesome print. I am still creating this beast - I want it to be really really special, putting love into every stitch.

This is the front, I have embellished the side panels (which is blonde pebble canvas) with a triple straight stitch with a pattern that mimics woodgrain.

This is the inner, with a poignant message that we, as parents, need to always be mindful of. I have freehanded this message on using a triple straight stitch. Every time I put baby into the carrier I will be reminded of what the universe has intended for that exact moment for us.

I should be actually putting this thing together today, in time for our International Babywearing Week festivities next week.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

a little nappy stocking and a WIP :)

Yes, there will be a little nappy stocking today or tonight - not sure yet, when Im sick of making nappies I will let you know!

This picture is my latest WIP. Ive embellished the side panels with a freehand triple straightstitch, inspired by woodgrain. More pictures to come!!

ETA - 5.30pm is the time for the stocking today :D

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Euan in Winter Nest

Well, here is the little fella in his birdy carrier - and hasn't his mama got the BEST HAIR?! God, can't take the hairdresser out of me, I've gotta spread the word when I see a great 'do.

Thankyou Suse so much for sharing, I love this photo and LOVE seeing Beetlegoodness in pictures :).

Sunday, September 6, 2009

In action!!

Well here we are in OUR Beetlebum SSC! This particular one does have a twin - I love it that much!! We took some pictures today while out walking in the hood, just to show a little better how they look in action!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

The most dodgy action pic in the world!

Ok, here is Mila in action for all of five seconds. I was paranoid, but know that it is always good to see a carrier in action to visualize it on you!

Without further ado...

*disclaimer - please dont look at the blurriness, I am getting professional pictures taken verrrrry soon :D

And, here is a Frillybum Beetlebum - due to be stocked on Gossamer Dreams today in celebration of the Nappy Hunt!

ETA - 6.30pm tonight, Frillybum goes live!!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Mila Full Buckle SSC


Mila is made from Estuko Furuyas' Grassy Plain and Migratory Birds, both in the Eggplant colourway. Complementing her body panels is School Grey Pebble Canvas. Her hood print lines up with the body print, creating an even flow to the absolutely rocking print.

Phew! That makes four carriers for tomorrow nights stocking. It will start at 8pm, and will be at my store. I was planning on stocking nappies too but I just don't see that happening now although there is a little surprise tomorrow - you will have to wait and see :).

I really wanted to show off my latest favourite pictures of my littlest best friends :)



Mieka is made from the beautiful and vibrant Magic Forest, with purple duck canvas to co-ordinate. Her hood has Magic Forest meandering across which has been appliqued professionally with blanket stitch.

She is a true head turning carrier, I really really love this one! I hope you do too :)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Elke Full Buckle SSC


I've put Elke's hood inside the carrier here (she doesn't have a tuckable hood), to showcase the stunning Melrose Blossoms print. Elke is a standard size full buckle carrier, made with the beautiful Latte Pebble Canvas to co-ordinate.

And here she is, hood out, showcasing her blossom appliqué on the hood.

Melrose Blossoms is devastatingly out of print and impossible to find. This is the only portion of Melrose Blossoms that I have in this colourway, making Elke a true OOAK. I love this print so much, the colours are perfect to me, I hope you like it too!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Estee Full Buckle SSC


Estee is awaiting her stocking folks :).

Estee is made from the wonderful 'Kokka Flowers' print in Aqua. The rest of the carrier is made from Blonde Pebble Canvas which is uber supportive and unbelievably soft and supple.

More carriers to come!