Featured Artisan - Judith of Jujube Baby

Jujube Baby provides a variety of goodies for your little one and family. In 2006, we began with cloth diapers and have since expanded our product line to include items for the whole family. The items range from crayon rolls to key fobs, plus hand-dyed yarn. I enjoy creating things that are functional and aesthetically pleasing.

In April of 2008, we introduced a line of shirts to raise autism awareness. Cool shirts with a purpose, they look cute while educating and advocating. More designs will be available soon.

What led you to become a wahm?
When my son was an infant I made cloth diapers for him because of the eco-friendliness of it and how nice it was on my pocketbook. Then, I began getting requests from friends and started making them for the local health food store. Many friends and customers suggested that I open a shop online, which began in 2006.

What is your favorite type of item to make?
My favorite thing to do is create coordinating sets. There are a few items that I really like to make and if I have to pick just one, it would have to be the knit needle rolls with a handmade button. I enjoy making buttons inspired by the fabric. Usually, I make a few buttons that coordinate and then decide which one fits the overall look of the roll that I am going for. The buttons can lend themselves to be very settle and blend in with the fabric, or they can yield more contrast and be striking.

What is the most rewarding aspect of being a WAHM? What is the most challenging?
The most rewarding aspect of being a WAHM has to be the flexibility of my schedule. It allows me the opportunity to spend more time with my son and attend to his needs. It really delights me when he creates his own item along side me as I am working on mine.

The toughest part has to be paying attention to balance. In addition to this business, I have another job of working part time for an accounting firm. Even though I work both jobs from home, finding the happy medium between my family and work is a continual challenge.

Where do you get your inspiration?
My inspiration comes from many different places. It can range from a photograph, or seeing something in nature, to one of my son's current interests, and even to an emotion. How that inspiration plays out depends on the medium that is used. I may play with a few mediums before I feel that the final item fits the idea.

What's your wildest dream for your business?
I think it would be wonderful if the shift went from being more end result of an item to an artistic rendering of an idea.

Now for the giveaway!

One randomly chosen winner will receive a 4.5oz skein of Cestari Superfine yarn in our new Garden Gothic colorway. This skein is valued at $26.

The giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents.

How to Enter:
Mandatory entry:

♥ Visit Jujube Baby and leave a comment here on what this skein of yarn  inspires you to make.

Additional entries:

♥ Tweet this giveaway and leave a comment saying you did so
♥ Blog this giveaway and leave the link in the comments
♥ Follow the team blog and leave a comment saying you are a follower (if you already are, leave a comment saying that!)
♥ Fan the
Team on Facebook and leave a comment saying you did (if you are already a fan, leave a comment telling us!)
♥ Follow Jujube Baby on twitter and leave a comment saying you did (if you are already following, leave a comment telling us!)

The best of luck!

Winner is Kady L!

5 Responses to “Featured Artisan - Judith of Jujube Baby”

Kady L. said...

I would love to make a crocheted beanie for one of my daughters... great colours!!


Kady L. said...

Public follow of the blog!!


Kady L. said...

FB fan! (Kady Staffen-Lavallee)


Kady L. said...

Follow jujubebaby on Twitter as AMomsWord


Kady L. said...

tweeted! (AMomsWord)