Monday, July 27, 2009

Lyanna Jean Designs Review & Giveaway


Lyanna Jean Designs is an Etsy store that sells a variety of neat things for babies and adults as well as things useful for sewing. The owner and creator, Lyanna, sent us a pair of pretty black leg warmers to try out. They're made of a woven black fabric, creating an intricate pattern of fiber and space decorated by delicate pink flower buds. Amara's worn them quite a few times with everything from a pink diaper to shorts and dresses. They have kept her both warm and fashionable while providing padding to her knees as she avidly crawls everywhere.


Elastic is found only on the top of the leg warmers, so I advise everyone to look for that to know which way they go on before you try to put them on. I didn't do so and put them on upside down the first time, causing the ankle part to stretch out a little bit (yeah, we've got some chubby thighs here). With the elastic on up at the thigh, these stay on well and are great as far as leg or arm warmers go. Not only are they cushiony, but they're nice to look at and we often get compliments when she wears them in public. Now if only Lyanna Jean Designs would make a pair in adult sizes... ;-)


Lyanna also makes a handful of other nice products, including diaper pail liners—and she's giving one away for free! We love having a diaper pail liner and use it for every single washing ever since Amara was born. They are a MUST for putting into your diaper pail when using cloth diapers. It makes transporting to and from the washing machine a breeze, helps control odors, and keeps everything clean since you can just throw it in the wash with the diaper load.

She describes the pail liner better than I could, so here ya go from her own Etsy shop:

This liner is a product of my not being satisfied with the ones already on the market. The one pictured in a pail is actually mine, enlisted in my "set up" (a $7 Wal-Mart trash can, 34 Qt sized). I didn't want to put one I would sell in my pail, even though I clean it quite regularly (I hope you understand). But, the one hanging IS the one for sale (they are identical...).

The fabric is 2 mil PUL, white. The liner measures 54 inches around and about 28 inches high. It fits into pails/wastebaskets designed to hold 13 Gallon trash bags. The opening has 3/4 inch elastic sewn within a casing with a decorative wavey stitch. The seams down the side are double-stitched. The bottom corners are sewn so that the base makes a rectangle and will sit flat in the base of your pail.

There are 2 handles on either side of the top, each measuring about 9 inches in total length. It is ideal for hanging on a doorknob, over-the-door hook, or even for sheer convenience to carry when heading to the wash.





To win the diaper pail liner, you must visit Lyanna Jean Design's shop and tell me which item she has that you like most and why. Be sure to leave an email address in every comment and a separate comment for every entry. Contest will end August 7th at 1530 hours, EST.




Earn additional entries by:
*Telling me one item that you'd like to see Lyanna create (I'm convinced that the woman can make anything with fabric--just check out her Blog!)
*Joining Lyanna's newsletter list by sending an email to lyannajeandesigns [at] gmail.com
*subscribing/following
*Blogging about this contest
*sporting my buttons
*etc.

Good luck and be blessed!

68 comments:

  1. I really like her pail liners :) I love that they have handles as well.

    amanda.j.hearn@gmail.com

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  2. Pail liners - perfect!
    I am sure she could make cute baby slings if she wanted.
    nicolebang@gmail.com

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  3. I like the Sew-Your-Own Pocket Cloth Diaper Kit- Size Large

    coccinelle@michelf.NOSPAMcom

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  4. I would like to see cloth pads

    coccinelle@michelf.NOSPAMcom

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  5. I am a subscriber!

    coccinelle@michelf.NOSPAMcom

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  6. I have tweeted the word at

    http://twitter.com/CoccinelleGreen/status/2873246101

    coccinelle@michelf.NOSPAMcom

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  7. I have posted the word on facebook

    http://www.facebook.com/posted.php?id=100000068904761&share_id=126399156560&comments=1&ref=mf#s126399156560

    coccinelle@michelf.NOSPAMcom

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  8. Aww, Rachel, you're too sweet!

    Also, I have made cloth pads- I seriously needed them for post-delivery, just haven't made any to sell :)

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  9. I most like the medium wet bag because it is so cute and useful. Actually, I really need a diaper pail liner, so her giveaway item is actually my favorite. Thanks! ammieloris(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. I love the Ophelia Bag. I love that it's reversible. Its also very different from most commercial messenger bags out there.
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  11. I love the stars and swirls medium wet bag.

    gitrecca at gmail dot com

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  12. I would love to see completed cloth diapers as I'm not yet good at sewing! I loved her baby sweaters! Too cute!

    gitrecca at gmail dot com

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  13. I subscribe!

    gitrecca at gmail dot com

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  14. I'm loving the large wetbags and the asian pocket diaper. Too cute!

    mommainflipflops AT gmail.com

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  15. Oh wow, she really can make a lot from looking at her blog. That computer chair cover was awesome. I'd love to see some different kinds of cloth diapres, maybe some fitteds!

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  16. I most like the medium wetbags and pail liner.

    I would like to see mama cloth as well.

    chasesfrog at hotmail.com

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  17. I like the Medium WetBag- Modern Fried Eggs Print most because I love to keep a couple wetbags in my diaperbag and this print is awesome!
    teriannm AT gmail DOT com

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  18. I'd like to see her create MORE diapers in MORE prints!!
    teriannm AT gmail DOT com

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  19. I desperately need a new wetbag, so I'd say my favorite one is the medium wetbag-stars and swirls!
    bs.webster at sbcglobal dot net

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  20. I just blogged about this!


    http://babymackay.blogspot.com/2009/07/cloth-diaper-extraveganza.html

    gitrecca at gmail dot com

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  21. I e-mailed four friends and CC'd you!

    gitrecca at gmail dot com

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  23. I really like the Ophelia back and the fact that it is reversible!!
    eclaireham at yahoo dot com

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  24. I would like to see her create a diaper cover!
    eclaireham at yahoo dot com

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  25. I subscribe via email!
    eclaireham at yahoo dot com

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  26. I am a blog follower!
    eclaireham at yahoo dot com

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  27. I sport your main button on my blog!
    http://hamiltonfamilyof4.blogspot.com
    eclaireham at yahoo dot com

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  28. i sport the Cloth Diaper Extravaganza button on my blog!
    http://hamiltonfamilyof4.blogspot.com
    eclaireham at yahoo dot com

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  29. I like the Kaitlyn skirt. Why? Because it is soooo cute!

    aedeloach (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  30. Subscriber via email

    aedeloach (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  31. I like her large wetbags because they have straps

    kroegerfamilycreations at gmail dot com

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  32. I subscribe

    kroegerfamilycreations at gmail dot com

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  33. the baby girl swing cardigan is adorable. It would look great over a summer dress.

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  34. The Apliqued Minkee Baby/Lap Quilt is my favorite b/c it is so cute!

    my email is on my blogger profile(click my name)

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  35. I would like to see her create more cloth diapers. I love to try out different kinds/styles!

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  36. I tweeted http://twitter.com/momof3munchkins/status/3074314786

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  37. Daily tweet!
    http://twitter.com/eclairemom/status/3087905338
    eclaireham at yahoo dot com

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  38. I really like the large wetbage, brown spotted. It's very cute and could be gender neutral.

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  39. Daily tweet!
    http://twitter.com/eclairemom/status/3106291223
    eclaireham at yahoo dot com

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  40. I am a follower of your blog!

    I absolutely love the legwarmers that you got!! But she doesn't have any like that listed on her shop lol, so my fave thing she has listed is the infant bandana shirt (upcycled)!

    iammyownfriend at hotmail dot com

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  41. I also subscribe by email! :)

    iammyownfriend at hotmail dot com

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  42. Wow, she has some great items! Can I choose two? Okay. I really like the Ophelia bag and the Apliqued Minky blanket.
    stacywhalen@yahoo.com

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  43. I wonder if Lyanna would make a wool interlock cardigan?
    stacywhalen@yahoo.com

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  44. Signed up for the newsletter!
    stacywhalen@yahoo.com

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  45. I follow the blog
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  46. I twittered this giveaway @stacywhalen
    stacywhalen@yahoo.com
    http://twitter.com/stacywhalen/status/3166370236

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  47. I like the medium wetback in Flower Batik.
    Thanks
    ruth dot gray at gmail dot com

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  48. I follow.
    ruth dot gray at gmail dot com

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  49. I subscribe
    ruth dot gray at gmail dot com

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  50. I tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/graygirly/status/3169744292
    ruth dot gray at gmail dot com

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  51. I like the Stars and Swirls Medium Wetbag, the fabric is very cute!

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  52. I'd love to see her make baby wraps/slings!

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  53. E-mail subscriber!

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  54. Following on Blogger

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  55. Blogged!

    http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474977765401

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  56. Tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/coolgiveaways/statuses/3169883070

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  57. So many great items, some day I might have one of each....I wish we could create gift registries from all of these online shops. Anyways, the Minkee Baby/Lap Quilt really caught my eye.
    wieszczm@mounties.mansfield.edu

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  58. At some point I really want to have my wedding gown made into a quilt for our children. I saw her post about fixing her boy blessing gown into one for her girl and thought she might be the on to do this!!
    wieszczm@mounties.mansfield.edu

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  59. I subscribe to you!
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  60. You are now on my blog roll!

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incredibly interesting comments!