Thursday, April 21, 2011

New NuxieMade website

It was a sad day when I had to request to have my NuxieMade Etsy shop to be closed down. I've had that account since 2006 when Etsy was only a year old. But the theft on my images were getting out of control & I still had tons of photos from the sold section without watermarks that were still being lifted. So it had to be done. BUT I'm happy to announce that I have a new website: I'm implementing some new changes such as limited run on certain color schemes, more ready to ship items & I'm also going to try working with other types of yarn besides cotton! :o I'm also going to be expanding the clothing line with lots of one of a kind items. SO for the rest of the month of April, I'm celebrating with a sale, just use the code: NUX2011 during check out to get 15% discount off your total. Yay!

Oh, I still have the shop but it's got limited listing. I just can't completely leave Etsy just yet :0

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Did you know about the CPSIA?

As parents and concerned citizens I’m sure most of us at one time or another have been confronted with the question of lead poisoning. But have you asked yourself what your government is doing to protect your children from lead contained in toys? The answer? They're banning toys, taking books from schools and libraries, hurting low income families, killing entrepreneurial spirit and risking putting the economy in an even greater depression than we've seen in decades. I'd like to introduce you to their solution: the CPSIA.

Do you know about the CPSIA? No? Then I ask you to take a few minutes to find out about it.

The CPSIA stands for Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, a new set of laws that will come into effect on 10 February, 2009 and will impact many, many people in a negative way. Make no mistake, this is very real. View it for yourself. If Forbes, the American Library Association and numerous other media are paying attention, perhaps you should too.

How will these new laws affect you? Well, here are a few examples:

To the Parents of Young Students:
Due to the new law, expect to see the cost of school supplies sky rocket. While those paper clips weren't originally intended for your student to use, they will need to be tested now that your 11-year-old needs them for his school project. This law applies to any and all school supplies (textbooks, pencils, crayons, paper, etc.) being used by children under 12.

To the Avid Reader:
Due to the new law, all children's books will be pulled from library and school shelves, as there is no exemption for them. That’s okay though, there's always television. Our children don’t need to learn the love of reading after all.
Article from the American Library Association

To the Lover of All Things Handmade:
Due to the new law, you will now be given a cotton ball and an instruction manual so you can make it yourself since that blanket you originally had your eye on for $50 will now cost you around $1,000 after it's passed testing. It won't even be the one-of-a-kind blanket you were hoping for. Items are destroyed in the testing process making one-of-a-kind items virtually impossible. So that gorgeous hand-knit hat you bought your child this past winter won’t be available next winter.

To the Environmentalist:
Due to the new law, all items in non-compliance will now be dumped into our already overflowing landfills. Imagine not just products from the small business owners, but the Big Box Stores as well. You can't sell it so you must toss it. Or be potentially sued for selling it. You can't even give them away. If you are caught, it is still a violation.

To the Second-Hand Shopper:
Due to the new law, you will now need to spend $20 for that brand new pair of jeans for your 2-year old, rather than shop at the Goodwill for second hand. Many resale shops are eliminating children's items all together to avoid future lawsuits.

To the Entrepreneur:
Due to this new law, you will be forced to adhere to strict testing of your unique products or discontinue to make and/or sell them. Small businesses will be likely to be unable to afford the cost of testing and be forced to close up shop. Due to the current economic state, you'll have to hope for the best when it comes to finding a new job in Corporate America.

To the Antique Toy Collector:
Due to the new law, you'd better start buying now because it's all going to private collection and will no longer be available to purchase. “Because the new rules apply retroactively, toys and clothes already on the shelf will have to be thrown out if they aren't certified as safe.”

To the American Economy:
Already struggling under an economy that hasn’t been this weak in decades, the American economy will be hit harder with the inevitable loss of jobs and revenues from suppliers, small businesses and consumers. The required testing is far too costly and restrictive for small businesses or individuals to undertake.

To the Worldwide Economy:
Due to this new law, many foreign manufacturers have already pulled out of the US market. You can imagine the impact of this on their businesses.

If you think this is exaggerating, here is a recent article from Forbes

And for those of you prepared to be stupefied and boggled, The New Law

Did you know? If this upsets or alarms you, please react.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

ice cweem!!

I love this drawing by JP... check out more of his wackiness at:

Sunday, June 22, 2008

And of course Santina's turn....

Santina did a music solo at Far Horizons Montessori's spring concert, her first violin solo.

James Rawks...

James guitar recital at Cozmic Pizza on June 7th 2008. The other guitar guy is his teacher. It won't be long 'til he's better than his dad.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Late nights....

I am tired! It's fiscal year end at work so I have been putting in extra hours then off to chaueffer the kids to wherever they need to be, after that I have to do my motherly duties of homework check, dinner, bath, cleaning up, laundry, bedtime stories, etc. then I'm up until midnight or so making hats. I've been getting about 5 hours of sleep evernight, so even tho I'm looking forward to this weekend, there' still no sleeping in for me. Santina's school ballet show of Copellia at the Hult Center is on Sunday so after her ballet class on Saturday, she has a tech rehearsal til 5:45pm and James has music recital around 6ish. So I have to haul ass to see him perform. Good thing, my mother in law is here from CA to help me out with the kids since Brian is enjoying his time off for a week from work & cycling hard with his stepdad at the Aids LifeCycle Ride. I will be picking them up at the airport at midnight on Saturday, just in time for Santina's show on Sunday. Yeay!

In NuxieMade news, I will have new colors in my store soon. Meanwhile, take a look at my new color schemes on cutie twin models (my hats are the pink one & white one)...

Friday, May 9, 2008


I've been so swamped with work, kids, and NuxieMade is keeping me pretty busy as well but here are a couple of blogs that's featured my hats:

By KaraMay Photograhpy, I just LOVE her style and her kids are just gorgeous...
there's also done some shots with another designer alongside one of my hats:

and one more: