Monday, December 1, 2008

OB Alta Custom List is now OPEN!

Please join my Yahoo group for details on how to get on the OB Alta custom list. I look forward to working with you!

Friday, October 17, 2008

OB Alta Stocking - 6 custom slots available!

Six custom slots for Altas will be available in my Hyena Cart store on Monday, October 20 at 12 Noon EDT. For more information, please visit my store, here.

At this time, I'm hoping to offer monthly custom slots as well as instocks.

Thank you!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Introducing Oliviabolivia Alta Toddler Mei Tai

After months of extensive testing, it gives me great pleasure to announce the debut of the newest creation from Oliviabolivia . . . the Alta!

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Not your average toddler carrier. . and not just a taller version of the OB. I set out to create a carrier that enables parents to carry their large babies and toddlers as comfortably as possible for as long as possible.

A few of the features you'll find on the Oliviabolivia Alta.

Taller body with a padded headrest to support your toddler's back and neck while still allowing him to ride comfortably with his arms out. Headrest can also be flipped down when you're child is awake and wants to see the world.

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Wider, more padded shoulder straps that allow the wearer to carry rucksack comfortably. Straps also have long enough padding if you prefer to cross straps over your chest. Straps feature an internal layer of canvas throughout the entire padded area for more support.

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Wider body to support your child's thighs and darting in the body for the perfect seat - quickly and easily.

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Semi-structured waist band that's firm, yet padded, and won't buckle under your child's weight, allowing you to tie non-apron for a supportive back carry. Conversely, not too wide or too thick to prevent an apron carry if so desired.

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Sweatshirt-style hoodie, designed to be functional for hood-resistant toddlers. Most likely, you will only be able to use the hood when your toddler is already sleeping. The size of the hood will help to block out light, noise, and other stimulation to help your toddler stay asleep.

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Lastly, the Alta is not a carrier that needs to be babied. On the Alta, you will find no appliques, no pieced bodies or decorative stitching and no quilter’s cotton. Due to the design and the structure, the Alta will only be made from home decorator weight fabrics or similar. Straps are only made from sturdy brushed canvas. The Alta is designed to be a workhouse, bulletproof carrier to last you until the end of your toddlerwearing days.

A sampling of comments from testers and users:

"It was sooooo easy to bounce both down in a good position. Like almost instantly they sat in place - the darts are PERFECT!"

"Bulletproof."

"Wow, Kristen! It's perfect! Amazing."

"I really love the Alta - it's a top choice for us."

"Really it's an awesome all-around carrier. It serves all of my needs for long days out and about when I can only take one carrier."

"I generally use my Ergo for day to day wearing, this was as comfortable, if not more."

Stay tuned to this blog or the Vendor FSOT forum at TBW for stocking and ordering information. Carriers will be available for purchase through my Hyena Cart store.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Fall Oliviabolivia Stocking: Tuesday, September 9 at 8 p.m.

Just in time for the crisp, cool days of Fall, these Oliviabolivias are perfect to welcome the change in season. Four new Oliviabolivias will be available for purchase in my Hyena Cart store on Tuesday, September 9 at 8 p.m. EDT.

A few slight changes to the design since the last stocking. The shoulder strap and waist padding is a bit thicker and denser. Also, the stitching on the shoulder straps is a little different.

Ingrid, $165 SOLD

Reds, golds, browns, greens in a bold floral print. Hood is light green baby cord with applique and embroidery and reverses to print. Straps are cherry red canvas. Body reverses to canvas. Straps are approximately 80" in length with applique.




Eileen, $165 SOLD

Two coordinating Joel Dewberry Ginseng prints are pieced onto blue sateen. Blue sateen hood features heart applique and reverses to print. Body reverses to milk chocolate 100% linen. Straps are dark chocolate canvas and approximately 80" in length with applique.




Gretchen, $165 SOLD

Hard-to-find Robert Kaufman print is pieced onto chocolate brown baby cord with decorative stitching. Hood is print and reverses to cord. Straps are hand-dyed grass green brushed canvas and approximately 80" in length with applique.



Eva, $165 SOLD

Joel Dewberry Ginseng Orchid print. Hood features blue butterfly applique on chocolate brown baby cord and reverses to coordinating print. Straps are unbelievably soft natural brushed canvas that are approximately 80" in length with butterfly applique.




Thursday, June 5, 2008

June Stocking: Sunday, June 8 at 8 p.m. EDT

Four new Oliviabolivias will be available for purchase in my Hyena Cart store on Sunday, June 8 at 8 p.m. EDT. "Cate" will be sold in a lottery format. Simone, Molly and Daisie will be available for purchase staggered in five minute increments, at 8:05 p.m., 8:10 p.m., and 8:15 p.m. This will be the only stocking for the month of June.

Cate, $160 SOLD

Floral print in blue, green, pink and yellow reversing to green scattered floral on hand-dyed avocado brushed canvas straps. Hood matches blue print when down and reverses to canvas. Hearts are appliqued on shoulder strap. Straps are approximately 80" long.



Simone, $165 SOLD

Two coordinating floral prints are pieced onto mauve cotton sateen. Decorative stitching on seams. Straps are hand-dyed tangerine brushed canvas with heart applique. Hood and body reverse to canvas. Straps are approximately 80" long.



Molly, $165 SOLD

Coordinating Ginger Blossom floral and vintage dots prints are pieced onto blue cotton sateen. Shadow stitching on seams. Straps are cherry red canvas with heart applique. Hood is floral print when down, reversing to vintage dot. Body reverses to canvas. Straps are approximately 80" long.



Daisie, $170 SOLD

Sunny floral print pieced onto yellow cotton sateen. Decorative stitching on seams. Hood features floral applique, reverses to floral print. Straps are hand-dyed tangerine brushed canvas with heart applique. Body reverses to canvas. Straps are approximately 80" long.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Amelia, Marie and Natalie

TWO New Oliviabolivias: Next Stocking Wednesday, May 7 at Noon

The next Oliviabolivia Hyena Cart stocking will be Wednesday, May 7, beginning at Noon EDT. There will be TWO carriers available for purchase. Only one OB MT per person per stocking, so pick your favorite and be logged in to Hyena Cart for the one you want. I am staggering this stocking with 10-minute increments.

If you don't already have an account at Hyena Cart, you will need to register for one prior to purchasing. The cart is set up with a Buy Now option, which means the carrier goes to the first person who clicks to commit to purchase. I will only be accepting PayPal and you will have to pay immediately to reserve the carrier you select. Because these are instock Oliviabolivias, as soon as you buy the carrier, it will be packaged in a Priority Mail envelope and on its way to you the same day.

Amelia, $160 SOLD

Two Amy Butler prints in greys, blues whites and greens on aqua baby cord. Decorative stitching on seams. Hood reverses to chrysanthemum print. Body reverses to canvas. Flower applique at the end of stone brushed canvas straps. Straps on this carrier are approximately 80" long.

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Marie (Now not available for sale. Sorry.)

Two coordinating prints in oranges and yellows pieced on light gold sateen. Heart applique with embroidery stitches on hood. Decorative stitching on seams. Hood reverses to orange floral. Body reverses to canvas. Heart applique at the end of chocolate canvas straps. Straps on this carrier are approximately 80" long.

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Natalie, $160 SOLD

Yellow wildflowers pieced onto kiwi baby cord with coordinating mini dot print. Hood reverses to coordinating mini stripe. Body reverses to apple green dot. Decorative stitching on seams. Heart applique at the end of wheat brushed canvas straps. Straps on this carrier are approximately 80" long.

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Introducing Willa and Evie: Next stocking Tuesday, April 29 at Noon

The next Oliviabolivia Hyena Cart stocking will be Tuesday, April 29, beginning at Noon EDT. There will be three carriers available for purchase. Only one OB MT per person per stocking, so pick your favorite and be logged in to Hyena Cart for the one you want. I am staggering this stocking with 10-minute increments.

If you don't already have an account at hc, you will need to register for one prior to purchasing. The cart is set up with a Buy Now option, which means the carrier goes to the first person who clicks to commit to purchase. I will only be accepting PayPal and you will have to pay immediately to reserve the carrier you select. Because these are instock Oliviabolivias, as soon as you buy the carrier, it will be packaged in a Priority Mail envelope and on its way to you the same day.

Willa, $160 SOLD

Amy Butler vintage peony floral print in cream, aqua and green on aqua baby cord. Decorative stitching on seams. Reverses to coordinating print. Hood reverses to aqua cord. Heart applique at the end of stone brushed canvas straps. Straps on this carrier are approximately 80" long.

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Evie, $160 SOLD

Robert Kaufman purple Mod Hearts pieced on chocolate baby cord. Hood features heart applique on cord. Heart appliques are also on hand-dyed plumberry brushed canvas. Hood and body reverse to canvas. Straps are approximately 80 inches long.

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Marah, $160 SOLD

Brilliant floral print in oranges, yellows and pinks. Hood matches print when down, reverses to canvas. Body also reverses to canvas. Straps are hand-dyed tangerine brushed canvas and feature intricate floral applique. Straps are approximately 80 inches.

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Lottery Stocking Announcement: Camilla, Cora, Lily

Three new Oliviabolivia Mei Tais are finished! This stocking will be lottery style. The carriers will be available for viewing in advance on my Hyena Cart and you may enter your name to have a chance at purchasing the item. This will be a quick stocking - at 8 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 18, a lottery winner will be randomly chosen from the entrants. You may place your name on all of the carriers if you wish, however, in the unlikely chance you win more than one, you will only be able to purchase one, and the other entrants will have a random chance at the other.


Camilla, $165


Camilla is made from an extremely hard-to-find Robert Kaufman print in peaches, browns and pinks from his "Melrose" Collection. Fabric is pieced on mauve cotton sateen. Hood is print fabric reversing to sateen. Straps are wheat brushed canvas and are approximately 80" long. Flower from print is appliqued at the end of one shoulder strap. Decorative stitching on seams.




Cora, $160


Denyse Schmidt Flea Market Fancy print pieced on chocolate cotton sateen. Hood is brown floral, reversing to sateen. Hearts are appliqued on cherry red canvas. Decorative stitching on seams. Body reverses to red canvas. Straps on this carrier are approximately 80 inches.




Lily, $155


Bold pink and celery green floral print on chartreuse brushed canvas straps. Hood matches print when down and reverses to canvas. Body reverses to canvas. Hearts are appliqued on end of one shoulder strap. Straps on this carrier are approximately 80 inches.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Friday, April 4, 2008

For Auction: Oliviabolivia "Bella"

A dear TBW mama is helping to care for her sister who is suffering from advanced cervical cancer. 50% of the final auction price for this carrier will be donated to that mama so that she may continue in her efforts to provide comfort and support for her sister at this difficult time.

This will be a 48-hour auction (approximately), and will end at 9:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 9. The auction is being held at my Hyena Cart store, HERE. Opening bid starts at $150.

Oliviabolivia "Bella" is made from an extremely hard-to-find Robert Kaufman print in peaches, browns and pinks from his "Melrose" Collection. Fabric is pieced on mauve cotton sateen. Applique on hood is also mauve sateen. Straps are hand-dyed tangerine brushed canvas and are approximately 80" long. Flower from print is appliqued at the end of one shoulder strap. Decorative stitching on seams.


Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Friday, March 28, 2008

Lottery Stocking Announcement

The unfortunate overselling incident with Avery has been resolved, and should not happen again. However, for this stocking, and perhaps for future stockings, I will be offering the carriers as a lottery. The carriers will be available for viewing in advance on my Hyena Cart and you may enter your name to have a chance at purchasing the item. At 8 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 2, a lottery winner will be randomly chosen from the entrants. You may place your name on all of the carriers if you wish, however, in the unlikely chance you win more than one, you will only be able to purchase one, and the other entrants will have a random chance at the other.

Harper, $155 SOLD

Two coordinating prints make up this carrier on tomato red cotton sateen. Hood is brown floral. Hearts are appliqued on chocolate brown canvas. Decorative stitching on seams. Body reverses to chocolate baby cord. Straps on this carrier are approximately 80 inches.





Hope, $155 SOLD

Hummingbird is appliqued on a field of beautiful flowers. Pink, lilac, yellow and green against a periwinkle background. Floral fabric is pieced onto orchid cotton sateen. Decorative stitches on seams in variegated thread. Hood reverses to sateen, body reverses to strap fabric. Flower applique on wheat brushed canvas straps. Straps are approximately 80 inches long.






Bekah, $155 SOLD

Brilliant floral print in plums, rusts, greens and browns. Hood matches print when down, reverses to spring green baby cord. Body also reverses to baby cord. Straps are hand-dyed plumberry brushed canvas and feature intricate butterfly applique. Straps are approximately 80 inches.



Thursday, March 20, 2008

Addy: Avery's Cousin ;)

This mei tai was created as a "mea culpa" for the overselling incident with Avery. It features the same fabrics and straps as Avery. Bouquet toss and flower girl pieced on coral baby cord. Flower applique on hood, reversing to flower girl fabric. Body reverses to wheat brushed canvas. Decorative stitches on seams. Hearts are appliqued on wheat brushed canvas straps. Straps are 4.25" wide and lightly padded - approx. 80" long.


Mamas who were affected by the oversell are welcome to participate in a lottery drawing for Addy. Of course, no obligation. Drawing will take place on Friday, March 21 at 12 Noon EDT. I will immediately contact the winner who will then be able to pay for the carrier.



Addy, $155 SOLD


Addy

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Next Stocking: Wed., March 19 at Noon EDT

My Hyena Cart is set up HERE.

On Wednesday, March 19 at Noon EDT, "Lola," "Avery," and "Chloe" will be available for purchase. Only one OB MT per person per stocking please, so pick your favorite and be logged in to Hyena Cart for the one you want. I am not staggering this stocking. All three will be available at Noon.

If you don't already have an account at hc, you will need to register for one prior to purchasing. The cart is set up with a Buy Now option, which means the carrier goes to the first person who clicks to commit to purchase. I will only be accepting PayPal and you will have to pay immediately to reserve the carrier you select.Because these are instock Oliviabolivias, as soon as you buy the carrier, it will be packaged in a Priority Mail envelope and on its way to you the same day.

Lola, Avery and Chloe

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Sneak Peek at Newest Oliviabolivias

Lola, $155 SOLD

Is it finally Spring? This mei tai says so. Bold floral in lovely shades of spring green, aqua and goldenrod. Pieced onto super-soft aqua baby cord. Straps are hand-dyed avocado brushed canvas and feature flower applique. Hood matches pattern when down and reverses to aqua baby cord. Body reverses to avocado brushed canvas.




Avery, $155 SOLD

Two coordinating florals pieced onto coral super soft baby cord. Hood is pink and coral floral fabric and reverses to flower girl print. Decorative stitching on hood border and seams. Body reverses to flower girl print. Hearts are appliqued on wheat brushed canvas straps.




Chloe, $155 SOLD

Two Michael Miller Ginger Blossom prints pieced onto super soft baby cord. Pink and blue "tile" print on hood, reversing to floral. Decorative stitching on hood border and seams. Body reverses to brushed canvas. Hearts are appliqued on wheat brushed canvas straps. Straps are 76" long on this carrier.







Stay tuned to this blog, my Hyena Cart and VFSOT at TBW for stocking information.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Madeline and Cameron Stocking Tonight (March 12) at 10:30 p.m. EDT

My Hyena Cart is set up HERE. Tonight at 10:30 p.m. EDT, "Madeline" and "Cameron" will be available for purchase. Only one OB MT per person per stocking please, so pick your favorite and be logged in to Hyena Cart for the one you want. I am not staggering this stocking. Both will be available at 10:30 p.m.



If you don't already have an account at hc, you will need to register for one prior to purchasing.The cart is set up with a Buy Now option, which means the carrier goes to the first person who clicks to commit to purchase. I will only be accepting PayPal and you will have to pay immediately to reserve the carrier you select.Because these are instock Oliviabolivias, as soon as you buy the carrier, it will be packaged in a Priority Mail envelope and on its way to you the next day.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

New Oliviabolivias Coming Soon!

I will always post stocking information here, my Hyena Cart store or the V-FSOT forum at TBW.

Madeline, $155 SOLD

Bright cocoa floral print on chocolate brown baby cord. Intricate floral applique on hood and hearts on shoulder straps. Embroidery on seams. Reverses to dark aqua sateen. Straps are chocolate brown canvas.






Cameron, $155 SOLD

Pinks and purples make up this lovely floral print. Butterfly is appliqued on lilac baby cord hood. Hood had decorative embroidery. Hearts are appliqued on hand-dyed raspberry canvas straps. Reverses to orchid dupioni. Hood reverses to floral print.


Friday, March 7, 2008

Next Stocking on Monday, March 10 at 10 p.m.

First, I just want to say "thank you" to everyone who has been so enthusiastic and complimentary of my carrier designs. It gives me so much joy to learn that you find my carriers beautiful and comfortable. And thanks to all of my lovely friends who have been so kind to send me notes of congratulations and best wishes. Your support means so much to me.

I've been busy sewing and coming up with new Oliviabolivia Mei Tais to stock in my Hyena Cart. I have finished two and I hope to complete at least one, possibly two, more in the next few days. I am planning to stock on Monday, March 10, beginning at 10 p.m. (Eastern Time Zone). Same as last time, I will stagger each carrier in 10-minute increments. Below are previews of what's to come. Stay tuned to this blog and my Hyena Cart store for updates and photos of other OB MTs as I complete them.

Maia, $155 SOLD

Two more beautiful prints from the Ginger Blossom collection from Michael Miller. Bright, happy, cheerful! Body is aqua baby cord and features heart appliques. Decorative stitching on seams and hood border. Straps are hand-dyed pale avocado canvas with heart applique. Reverses to same blue/green print.




Fiona, $155 SOLD

Pale kiwi green baby cord with fun bright pink floral print. Hood is coral pink baby cord with flower applique, reversing to the kiwi baby cord. Butterfly appliques on body under hood and reverse of hood. Decorative stitching on seams. Straps are chocolate brown canvas with butterfly applique. Reverses to chocolate canvas.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Hyena Cart Stocking Today!

My Hyena Cart is set up HERE. Beginning Today at Noon (EST), Oliviabolivia Mei Tais will be available for purchase. I have staggered the first five carriers in 10-minute increments, so pick your favorite and be logged in to Hyena Cart for the one you want.If you don't already have an account at hc, you will need to register for one prior to purchasing.

The cart is set up with a Buy Now option, which means the carrier goes to the first person who clicks to commit to purchase. I will only be accepting PayPal and you will have to pay immediately to reserve the carrier you select.Because these are instock Oliviabolivias, as soon as you buy the carrier, it will be packaged in a Priority Mail envelope and on its way to you the same day.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Julia: Surprise Stocking on Sunday, March 2

Julia, $155 SOLD

Two prints from the Michael Miller Ginger Blossom collection are featured on coral pink super soft baby cord. The hood and body reverse to the same pink floral "bouquet toss" print. The straps are chocolate brown canvas. Decorative stitching on applique and seams.


Wednesday, February 20, 2008