I've Moved!!

Baileys Basics
has moved....
...to Wordpress.


Sad Shop News

I've spent the past few days poring over the "rules" and idiocy that is the CPSIA. After much deliberation with my husband and much thought about what's best for my business and personal finances, my Etsy shop will no longer feature any products for children under 13. I was hoping to include slings, felt food, burp cloths, child-sized cloth napkins, and embroidered items for babies. Tame That Tushie butt balm is also going away. I can't afford the testing necessary, or the logistics behind labeling individual items by the batch. I'll still be offering "grown up" sewn things as I work on them, and all the "grown up" herbal items I love to make. As always, if you have any questions about what's available and what I can make for you, please don't hesitate to email me at BaileysBasics@gmail.com.

This blog will continue to feature anything new that I work on, and lots of works in progress for adults. Occasionally I may post something interesting on my family blog and link to it from here. Please feel free to visit there, as well.

As always, I'm more than happy and willing to craft herbal remedies and natural products for your home. I love making custom teas to meet your needs, or whipping up a salve to take care of that crazy rash you have on your elbow. If you have a need, email me. If you live locally, I love Cash & Carry customers.

Take care and have a great weekend! I'll personally be spending tomorrow whipping up some cute tea towels to embroider for St. Patrick's Day!


Fun Stuff I'm Doing

Last night I finished up a small gift that I've been working on and wanted to share it with you all. Surf on over to our family blog to see what's up. Here's a clue.....


Maybe Coming Soon?

Happy New Year!! Here's a little look at some things that may be coming soon to my shop.

You may know that I have an in-home daycare. In searching for good, quality toys for my little friends to play with, I discovered the absolute fun of making felt play food. I made a set for a little girl my mama knows, and am working on a set for my kiddos here at daycare. Hopefully I'll be adding these sets to my online store and to the brick and mortar shop here in town that sells Baileys Basics items. These pictures are of food made from acrylic and Eco felt. I'm currently looking at sources for 100% wool felt, so there may be some color differences in the food that eventually hits the shop. Meanwhile, here are some of my favorite things these days....

Full breakfast of two pancakes with syrup and butter, 2 rashers of bacon, and two eggs

Cheeseburger on sesame seed bun with lettuce, tomato, and pickle, with ketchup and mustard

2 sugar cookies and 2 fudge cookies, each with icing and sprinkles

2 toaster pastries, strawberry and fudge with icing and sprinkles

Ripe, red strawberries


New Look

I know, it's been a long time since we posted anything! But, we've been busy. And we've had to rethink our business a little bit. We're currently shifting from focusing on our on-line sales to building a brick and mortar presence here in the Valley. We're streamlining our product line and yet adding a few new items, too.

Some of the cool new things we'll have in-stock soon are baby slings, baby wraps, kids' cloth napkins, and reusable quick-mop covers. The salves that are the best-liked with our customers will stay, like Skin Salve, Plantain, Comfrey, Tame That Tushie!, and Breathe In. We'll hopefully be adding Stiff and Sore to our on-line offerings as it's been a huge hit with our customers here at home. Teas? They'll be the same. And, of course, we'll still have our scouring powder in several fragrances and laundry powder available. All in all, it's a move in the right direction as we remember that this is a HOME based business. No sense in neglecting the "home" part, right? This way we will still be able to offer great customer service but won't feel guilty if a week goes by without grating soap....

Do you love the new look? A good friend who is a graphic designer put the new logo together for us. Our packaging will slowly be changing to include it, and it'll be featured on our sewn products as soon as possible. If you'd like information on good design work, please email us for his details.

We've had a good summer taking it easy, but hope to be posting here more often. Of course, no posting means someone is busy grating soap and grinding herbs!


New Update in the Card Shop!

Hey!  There's a new update in my card shop! I know this is our Baileys Basics blog, but one shop kind of keeps the other running, you know?  Or rather, they keep each other running.  Head on over and pick up Mother's day cards and cards for all your Spring sending needs.  Here's a sampling of what you'll find.......


We have a stalker...

But it's the fun kind!!  Our Headache Relief Tea got stalked this past week.  Check it out and leave some love for Beatrice and Violet of Etsy Stalker.  

We're honored to be stalked, and glad that searching for headache relief led to our tea.  I was thinking a few weeks ago about making eye masks....I see one here and may have to rethink my idea to avoid stepping on others.  I'm always so hyper-worried about infringing, you know? Anyhoo, very cool stalker moment.  We're adding the badge to the sidebar, too, since we rock!