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Review & Give-Away: Olive Jane Designs

November 5, 2009

If you’ve ever perused Etsy, then you know it to be a veritable treasure trove of WAHM-made goods!  Although there are many many shops offering cloth diapers and cloth diaper accessories on Etsy, Kara Aina’s shop, Olive Jane Designs, is one that stands out from the crowd.  We recently had the pleasure of reviewing an Olive Jane Designs diaper cover.

When we received the cover, it arrived neatly packaged along with a sample of pomegranate ginger Crunchy Clean Diaper Detergent.  Yum!  Our cover (pictured below) is constructed of a layer of red PUL covered by a layer of preshrunk blue designer cotton with a cotton guitar applique.  My husband, B, is a musician (see sidebar), so we were especially tickled by this cover.   Kara’s attention to detail is immediately apparent.  The guitar strings along with the pegs are all there.  She even includes music notes!  How cute is that?

Strummin'AlongDiaperCoverOJ

As a mother of four boys, Kara has learned a thing or two about what a good diaper cover needs.  Many diapers have elastic along the back but remain flat in the front, sometimes creating a gap between the diaper and the baby’s tummy.  For boys, this is where leaks often occur.  An Olive Jane Designs diaper cover has elastic along the front as well as along the back, eliminating those tummy leaks!  The fold over elastic encases baby’s legs perfectly without any gaps, but is soft enough to not leave any marks on baby’s skin.  We have used this diaper cover over and over again and have not had a single leak.  It has also yet to show any wear from use, even with dryer use.  We have tried the cover with fitted diapers as well as prefolds.  It fits well over both, providing enough coverage so that each is completely contained.

Each Olive Jane Designs cover comes equipped with either velcro or snaps.  Our cover has two rows of three snaps on either side in a coordinating red.  In our experience, covers having two rows of snaps offer a better fit than covers with only one row of snaps, especially around the legs.  This cover can be used a few times in rotation with your other covers, so long as it is not soiled.  Olive Jane Designs diaper covers can also be used as swim diapers.  Since it is already quite cold where we live, we did not get a chance to test it as such, but I expect from the way the cover fits, it would be fully functional and quite effective for use as a swim diaper.

I thoroughly enjoy being able to choose fabrics and select combinations that intrigue and create a positive emotion or inspire people to cook because they are wearing my apron, cloth diaper because my cover is so cute, make their bed to show off the love and attention that was put into making their quilt… my products are about where I love to be most…home, with my family, making it a bright and cozy haven in my little corner of the world.

~Kara Aina
Olive Jane Designs

Kara Aina was born and raised in Fredericton, New Brunswick Canada and now resides in Utah with her husband and four sons.  She is “deliriously happy and mind bogglingly busy”!  Kara has a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts.  She learned to sew at a young age from her mother, a home economics teacher.  Her shop name “Olive Jane” derives from warm childhood holiday memories along with Kara’s own middle name.  Olive Jane Designs also offers handmade quilts and aprons.

Tip:  It is often beneficial to join Facebook fan pages of your favorite products.  Kara currently has several covers on clearance available to her Facebook fans.

Would you like to have a Olive Jane Designs diaper cover of your own?
Kara of Olive Jane Designs is generously offering one lucky reader one fabulously adorable cover of their choice from her Etsy shop.

Here’s how to enter:  (Required Entry)

Other optional ways to enter:
(Optional entries only count with participation in Required Entry!)

and for two extra optional entries you can:
(Again, optional entries only count if you participate in required entry!)

  • Blog about this Review/Give-Away linking back to Oh Baby O as well as to the Olive Jane Designs Etsy Shop.  I’ll give you two entries since it requires two links!  (Be sure to leave two comments!)  Make sure to leave me a link so I can see your post.  The blog post has to be about this give-away only.  It’s a lovely give-away and for two entries, it deserves it’s own post.  Thank you.

The more entries you have, the better your chances of winning!
Remember to leave a separate comment (2 for the blog post) for each entry along with a valid email address so you can be contacted if you win!  Don’t worry about leaving your email address within the text of your comments.  I get all of them along with your comments in my account.
Winner, to receive one Olive Jane Designs diaper cover, will be posted in two weeks (Nov. 19th).  Good Luck!

~Carrie

Thank you to Kara of Olive Jane Designs for all of her help during our review process!

Disclosure:  Please note, although an honest review, this review is based on free product samples provided to the author.

All Olive Jane images courtesy of Olive Jane Designs Etsy Shop.

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85 Comments
  1. Alice permalink
    November 5, 2009 11:26 pm

    My favorite Olive Janes cover is the limited run STARLIGHT cover. Oh so cute!

  2. Alice permalink
    November 5, 2009 11:27 pm

    I am a fan of Oh Baby O! on FB!

  3. Alice permalink
    November 5, 2009 11:29 pm

    I became a fan of Olive Jane on FB.

  4. Tavie permalink
    November 5, 2009 11:32 pm

    I am a fan o Oh Baby O! on facebook

  5. Alice permalink
    November 5, 2009 11:34 pm

    I am a follower of Oh Baby O! on Twitter

  6. Alice permalink
    November 5, 2009 11:36 pm

    I am a follower of Olive Janes on Twitter

  7. Alice permalink
    November 5, 2009 11:38 pm

    I subscribed to the Olive Janes Etsy Shop feed.

  8. Tavie permalink
    November 5, 2009 11:40 pm

    my favorite Olive Jane cover is the Carnival Bloom. Want one!

  9. Alice permalink
    November 5, 2009 11:41 pm

    My second favorite cover is the CHERRY FRESH LIME APPLIQUE.

  10. genevieve permalink
    November 5, 2009 11:42 pm

    my first favorite diaper cover is the AQUA DAMASK.

  11. genevieve permalink
    November 5, 2009 11:42 pm

    I am a fan of Oh Baby O on facebook

  12. genevieve permalink
    November 5, 2009 11:43 pm

    my second favorite diaper cover design is the HARLEQUIN

  13. genevieve permalink
    November 5, 2009 11:44 pm

    I am a fan of Olive Jane Designs on facebook

  14. November 5, 2009 11:46 pm

    Ooh I’ve been coveting that Rockets cover for some time now…

  15. November 5, 2009 11:46 pm

    Also I love the Rock and Roll Forever one!

  16. November 5, 2009 11:47 pm

    I’m also a fan of Olive Jane on facebook (that’s how I found out about this giveaway!)

  17. November 5, 2009 11:50 pm

    OK I’m adding Oh Baby Yo to my follow list

  18. November 5, 2009 11:51 pm

    And to my facebook page!

  19. Kim permalink
    November 6, 2009 12:14 am

    I love the blast off rocket one! So cute
    kimlewy@ yahoo.com

  20. Kim permalink
    November 6, 2009 12:15 am

    I also love the orange planet one:)
    kimlewy@yahoo.cOm

  21. Kim permalink
    November 6, 2009 12:17 am

    I am a fan on facebook

    kimlewy@yahoo.com

  22. Erin permalink
    November 6, 2009 1:33 am

    ROCK AND ROLL FOREVER would have to be my favorite!

  23. Erin permalink
    November 6, 2009 1:34 am

    I’m a fan of Olive Jane Designs on facebook.

  24. Erin permalink
    November 6, 2009 1:37 am

    My second favorite cover would have to be WINDY DAY. Way cute!

  25. Tamara Szogedi permalink
    November 6, 2009 3:20 am

    Oh, that was hard. SO many cute ones. I think my favorite is:

    CHOCOLATE AND AQUA DOT

  26. Tamara Szogedi permalink
    November 6, 2009 3:21 am

    Placed the Oh Baby O badge on my blog:

    http://www.szogediek.blogspot.com/

  27. Tamara Szogedi permalink
    November 6, 2009 3:22 am

    Fan of Oh Baby O on Facebook.

  28. Tamara Szogedi permalink
    November 6, 2009 3:23 am

    Fan of Olive Jane Designs on Facebook

  29. Tamara Szogedi permalink
    November 6, 2009 3:24 am

    Follow OhBabyO on Twitter

  30. Tamara Szogedi permalink
    November 6, 2009 3:26 am

    Follow olivejanes on Twitter

  31. Tamara Szogedi permalink
    November 6, 2009 3:28 am

    The second design I really like is:

    OXFORD STRIPE OLIVE

  32. Wendy permalink
    November 6, 2009 3:45 am

    My favorite is CHERRY FRESH LIME APPLIQUE.

  33. Kim permalink
    November 6, 2009 11:18 am

    I also love the chocolate and aqua dot one – so many cute ones!

  34. corrie permalink
    November 6, 2009 2:05 pm

    I really like the Oxford Stripe Olive diaper cover.

  35. corrie permalink
    November 6, 2009 2:06 pm

    I subscribed to the olive jane etsy shop feed

  36. corrie permalink
    November 6, 2009 2:07 pm

    The second design I like is the chocolate apples and pears diaper cover.

  37. Beth Jacobson permalink
    November 6, 2009 4:07 pm

    Hi, I saw your post on the next, you are sweet to do this!
    My favorite cover is THE SASSY LITTLE TREE
    Thanks!

  38. Beth Jacobson permalink
    November 6, 2009 4:08 pm

    my second favorite cover is the carrots one! too cute :)

  39. November 7, 2009 10:36 am

    I love the beet cover. Its adorable.

  40. November 7, 2009 10:37 am

    I am a fan of Olive Jane on facebook.

  41. November 7, 2009 10:38 am

    I am follow Olive Jane on twitter.

  42. The Jacobsen Family permalink
    November 7, 2009 1:05 pm

    I love the CHOCOLATE AND AQUA DOT waterproof diaper cover!

  43. The Jacobsen Family permalink
    November 7, 2009 1:06 pm

    Following O Baby O on twitter @JacobsenFamily

  44. The Jacobsen Family permalink
    November 7, 2009 1:06 pm

    Following Olive Jane Designs on twitter @JacobsenFamily

  45. The Jacobsen Family permalink
    November 7, 2009 1:07 pm

    I also love the WINDY DAY waterproof diaper cover!

  46. November 8, 2009 1:58 am

    I like the PEACE FLOWERS cover

  47. November 8, 2009 1:59 am

    I follow/subscribe

  48. November 8, 2009 2:00 am

    Facebook fan

  49. November 8, 2009 2:01 am

    Olive Jane Designs FB fan

  50. November 8, 2009 2:02 am

    Follow oh baby oh on twitter
    @SliverStorm

  51. November 8, 2009 2:03 am

    tweet

  52. November 8, 2009 2:04 am

    I also like the FARMERS MARKET APPLES

  53. Tamara Szogedi permalink
    November 8, 2009 9:14 am

    Tweet:

  54. November 10, 2009 10:39 pm

    PEAS and CARROTS APPLIQUE SET are cute!

  55. November 10, 2009 10:39 pm

    Subscriber

  56. November 10, 2009 10:39 pm

    Have your badge on my blog.

  57. November 10, 2009 10:40 pm

    FB fan (momof3dolls)

  58. November 11, 2009 10:26 am

    tweeted

  59. Tamara Szogedi permalink
    November 12, 2009 6:51 pm

    Subscribe to Oh Baby O!

  60. November 15, 2009 4:55 pm

    OJD FB fan (momof3dolls)

  61. November 15, 2009 4:56 pm

    Follow on twitter @momof3dolls.

  62. November 15, 2009 4:56 pm

    Follow OJD on twitter @momof3dolls.

  63. November 15, 2009 4:57 pm

    Subscribe to OJD’s feed.

  64. November 15, 2009 4:57 pm

    My 2nd design I like the Rock & Roll Forever! Thanks :)

  65. November 18, 2009 11:01 am

    tweeted

  66. Natalie permalink
    November 18, 2009 12:58 pm

    I am a fan of Olive Jane on Facebook.

  67. Natalie permalink
    November 18, 2009 1:00 pm

    I love Olive Jane diaper covers! My fave is a custom she made for my daughter & I love the chocolate & aqua dot. I will need to order a few more very soon!

  68. Elisha permalink
    November 18, 2009 3:16 pm

    I love the blast off Rocket Diaper cover! What adorable covers!! : )
    elisha dot renee at gmail dot com

  69. Elisha permalink
    November 18, 2009 3:19 pm

    I follow/subscribe to Oh baby O!
    elisha dot renee at gmail dot com

  70. Elisha permalink
    November 18, 2009 3:21 pm

    fan of Oh Baby O on Facebook
    elisha dot renee at gmail dot com

  71. Elisha permalink
    November 18, 2009 3:22 pm

    fan of Olive Jane Designs on Facebook
    elisha dot renee at gmail dot com

  72. Elisha permalink
    November 18, 2009 3:24 pm

    I Follow Oh Baby O on Twitter
    elisha dot renee at gmail dot com
    @mom23sweetboys

  73. Elisha permalink
    November 18, 2009 3:26 pm

    I follow Olive Jane Designs on twitter
    elisha dot renee at gmail dot com
    @mom23sweetboys

  74. Elisha permalink
    November 18, 2009 3:31 pm

    tweet!
    http://twitter.com/mom23sweetboys/statuses/5834842284
    elisha dot renee at gmail dot com

  75. Elisha permalink
    November 18, 2009 3:33 pm

    I subscribe to the Olive Jane Designs Etsy Shop feed.
    elisha dot renee at gmail dot com

  76. Elisha permalink
    November 18, 2009 3:35 pm

    the second design I love is The Rock and Roll cover Very fun!
    elisha dot renee at gmail dot com

  77. November 18, 2009 9:39 pm

    I love the windy day design.

    pumpkinbears at gmail dot com

  78. November 18, 2009 9:40 pm

    I subscribed to Oh Baby O

    pumpkinbears at gmail dot com

  79. November 18, 2009 9:41 pm

    I follow Oh Baby O on twitter.

    pumpkinbears at gmail dot com

  80. November 18, 2009 9:42 pm

    I follow Olive Janes Designs on twitter.

    pumpkinbears at gmail dot com

  81. November 18, 2009 9:43 pm

    tweet:

    http://twitter.com/pumpkinbears/status/5844617569

    pumpkinbears at gmail dot com

  82. November 18, 2009 9:44 pm

    A second design that I like is farmers market apples.

    pumpkinbears at gmail dot com

  83. November 18, 2009 9:47 pm

    I blogged about your giveaway here:

    http://thepumpkinbear.blogspot.com/2009/11/oh-baby-o-etsy-olive-jane-giveaway.html

    (entry #1)

    pumpkinbears at gmail dot com

  84. November 18, 2009 9:47 pm

    I blogged about your giveaway here:

    http://thepumpkinbear.blogspot.com/2009/11/oh-baby-o-etsy-olive-jane-giveaway.html

    (entry #2)

    pumpkinbears at gmail dot com

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