Graphic designer turned stay-at-home mom, I opened my little store in April of 2014. Having worked in a print shop for over 16 years, I have changed my job title from “supervisor of graphic design” to “mommy”.
Why “Albino Squirrel”? Well, Squirrel has somehow always been my nickname. "Albino"? Maybe that is a bit far-fetched but after a close encounter with skin cancer when I was 8 weeks pregnant with my first child, this lil momma chooses to embrace the paste and not tan.
I cut everything out by hand and appliqué it with my trusty little sewing machine. I feel that this hands-on approach to designing gives each and every little diaper much more character and personalization. It takes a little more time, but it is something I really enjoy. I had said from the start of my first pregnancy that I wanted to do cloth diapers and my husband was supportive but it was pretty much a "sure, honey - you go right on ahead but I'm doing disposables when you are at work or wherever". Over time and many many diapers later I began to realize the way to really win him over was not just the savings we had of using cloth diapers but also making something that appealed to HIM. My husband loves superhero stuff: Green Lantern, Punisher, The Flash were amongst my first designs and the next thing I knew he was giving ME ideas of what I should do for our son's next diaper. It was so much fun having the extra input and I enjoyed making all these diapers so much. I didn't want to just stop with making ONE for our son - I wanted to share and keep making these designs for other parents to enjoy. In July of 2015 I was able to make this my full-time job. I absolutely love what I do and I put careful thought into each and every design that I make - not just into the designs themselves, but making sure they will last and hold up through all those washes that cloth diapers must endure. These are the only diapers that I used on my son and they are ready for his little sister who made her grand appearance on May 10th of this year. Everything I make is absolutely, without a doubt, 100% handmade with love.
When ordering, keep in mind everything is made-to-order. I don't have piles of these lovelies laying about waiting to be shipped. I make each one when it is ordered and I make them as fast as my little squirrelly hands will allow. If you need something by a certain date, please ask before ordering to be sure I can meet your date. My turnaround time is 1-2 weeks. After working in a fast-paced print shop for 16+ years, I have definitely learned the art of keeping things ready to move for deadlines. No excuses. I do not promise deadlines that I cannot keep. I don't need that kind of stress and neither do you!
Please be sure to follow the Albino Squirrel on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. I enjoy posting whatever project I am working on and items as they are about to ship. I love seeing posts from those that have bought from me and I try to post helpful articles as well.
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They are an excellent source of all things cloth-diaper-related.