AGraffDesigns

Swaddle Blankets, Diaper Bags, Baby Slings

Minnesota, United States · 3159 Sales

AGraffDesigns

Swaddle Blankets, Diaper Bags, Baby Slings

Minnesota, United States 3159 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Note from shop owner VACATION. I am currently taking a much-needed vacation to spend time with my wonderful family. Thank you. April + family

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 15, 2015

VACATION. I am currently taking a much-needed vacation to spend time with my wonderful family. Thank you. April + family

April Graff

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April Graff

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grandavenueamy

grandavenueamy on Jun 23, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Sent these to a friend who has a baby in NICU - she commented that it's very colorful. I like that it's a little quirky.

grandavenueamy

grandavenueamy on Jun 23, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Sent these to a friend who has a baby in NICU - a fun theme compared to the usual baby blankets.

T Walters

T Walters on Jun 19, 2015

2 out of 5 stars

Im very disappointed in this wrap, first of all its definitely blue, and not grey its covered in snags, and it has a huge hole in it where the button is-It said the item would come with instructions and it didnt, it was literally thrown in the packaging (which could have occurred in transit i don't know) this was a gift and I am embarrassed to give it. Will not buy again from this seller.

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About

Handmade Gifts for the Fashionable and Practical Mom!

My life is all about balance and moderation!

I am a mom of 2, wife, registered dietitian and owner of 3 Etsy shops (this one a supply shop -AGraffSupplies and an apron/kitchen shop -BackintheKitchen).

I start my morning around 4:40 a.m. (at least that is when the alarm is set for). Sometimes it is closer to 5 a.m. by the time I pry my eyes open and put my feet on the ground.

The first thing I do is put on one of my two favorite sweatshirts and head to the coffee pot to get it brewing. I know I should get it set up to be brewed the night before, but it never seems to get done.

I then check messages and make a game plan for filling orders. Most mornings I spend counting and cutting supplies (for my other shop) and fabric for orders. Then it's time to package everything up so I can take it to the post office (sometimes during my lunch, other times after work).

I drop the kiddos off at day care, put in a full day as a supermarket registered dietitian (where I teach others about balancing a healthy lifestyle).

Once home I try to focus on family and once the kids are in bed I answer more messages and sew a bit. My real sewing time is reserved for nap time on the weekend.

Oh, how I LOVE nap time!

I really love having a tangible result from my hard work and the accomplishment of running my own business. I crave adult conversation and stimulation too much to make working from home my only job, but the thought has crossed my mind. Maybe someday...

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Shop policies

Last updated on July 25, 2013
Welcome to A Graff Designs! Where we feel that Every Mom Deserves a Little Spoiling! Please contact me with any questions you may have.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
Payment
I accept Credit Card, PayPal and Money Orders.
Packages will only be sent once payment has been received. Please contact me with any questions regarding payment. If payment is not received within 1 week, product will be resisted.

Any custom or import taxes are at the expense of the buyer.
Shipping
Items are packaged and mailed in envelopes.I will gift wrap -message me for details. Recycled envelopes are used whenever possible. (Reduce, reuse, recycle!)
I ship via USPS.
Express shipping is available for an additional charge. If you are interested in Express shipping, please contact me or include in your "Notes to Seller" and I can invoice you the additional charge. Express mail (to USA) is guaranteed the next day and typically costs around $20. Express Mail (International) is guaranteed in 3-5 days and typically costs around $30. I will message you with the exact postage for the package prior to mailing.

I ship to the Etsy address unless stated otherwise.

Please make note of current processing times. If you require a package before that, please convo me and we will make appropriate arrangements.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please contact me if you are unsatisfied with your product. Store credit or exchange with any purchase within the first 7 days. Buyer pays return shipping.

Note: I make every effort to photograph and depict my products with the upmost accuracy. I cannot be held responsible for monitor settings.

Notify seller at time of purchase if you would like insurance on your product for an additional fee.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are welcomed. Please contact me with any inquiries and I will be able to give you a price quote and an estimated completion time. Full payment is required prior to the start of the project.

Wrapping Instructional Videos:
Basic Tying Instructions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8vhub3YkCA
Basic Forward Carry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA8dUc0eoyg
Side Carry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7alTU5UXQp8
Forward-Facing Front Carry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d107Q2yfFgk

Wrap length is approximately 5.5 yards long. They are one-size fits all. This is possible because of how these wraps tie. Some may tie the wrap in the front (as pictured) or in the back. If you would like a longer or shorter wrap, please convo me for pricing information.
Stretchy - This is the same style as a Moby wrap. The stretchy wraps are great for newborns through babies up to 15#. After about 15# the weight of the baby causes the wrap to give a bit and you will need to adjust/tighten the fabric accordingly. (Some companies will say that their stretchy wraps are good up to 35#, but after about 15# and any length of time in the wrap, they all give a bit and will need to be tightened). The slight stretch (cross-wise, not length) snuggles baby in and recreates the feeling of the womb. The slight stretch also makes tying a bit more forgiving - so it is nice for a new "wrapper". This wrap is great for people new to "wrapping" and for newborns - 15# (anywhere from 4-9 months). A great beginning wrap.

Non-Stretchy - Non-stretchy wraps are appropriate for newborns through toddlers up to 35#. There is no stretchy so you won't need to worry about adjusting and tightening. Because they don't stretch, they are a bit less forgiving to tie (typically a person needs to practice a few times (same with any wrap) to get the right tightness and to feel comfortable in the process). Once you practice, tying is a snap (just like changing a newborn's diaper, the first few times feel a bit awkward, but soon enough you will be doing it in your sleep!) The linen breathes quite nicely and is appropriate for warmer weather.

Gauze - For hot weather, there is no doubt that that the gauze is the best choice. The fabric breathes the best and helps to keep you and baby as cool as possible. Gauze itself is not stretchy, but the crinkles allow it to have a slight give across the wrap (not the length) to help cradle baby in and recreate the womb feeling. Like the non-stretchy wraps, they won't give under the weight of the baby.


So, the important questions to ask yourself when deciding which type of wrap to buy:
1. How long do you plan to use it? (weight of the baby) - Many will purchase a stretchy wrap at first then transition to a non-stretchy wrap later.
2. What time of year will you be wearing the baby and what is the climate? - Hot/cold, indoors/outdoors, sunny, cloudy. Choose an appropriate fabric and color.


SIZES:
Small Wrap for Heights < 5'+ and/or Dress Size 0-8 with a Wrap Length of 4.5 yards
Medium Wrap for Heights 5'5" - 5'.9" and/or Dress Size 0-14 with a Wrap Length of 5.5 yards
Large Wrap for Heights > 5'.9" and/or Dress Size14+ with a Wrap Length of 6.5 yards


Washing Instructions for wraps: Machine wash cold with like colors. It is best to wash in a lingerie bag to prevent getting tangled. Line dry to preserve colors.