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How would you approach this? (http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=387640)

PaperPrincess 04-07-2008 09:52 AM

How would you approach this?
I purchased a few items from a WAHM on here. They arrived on Saturday (quickly), and everything I ordered is in there. Problem is, the craftsmanship is aweful. Not just a little flawed, its really, really, really bad. She didnt tie off loose threads, the stiching is uneven and running all over the place (and doesnt even catch the seam in a few places), the elastic on one item is sewn too taut – its shot already. Some corners are rounded and some are square (on the same item!). Most of it I wouldnt even dream of offering FFS. It looks like she just slapped it together in about 15 minutes (and these items should have taken like 2 hours to make).

She is a relatively new WAHM. I want to let her know what problems I see and how to correct them (I sew, so I can give some tips and such), but I dont want to upset her, KWIM? I know she *needs* to know or else she can kiss her future as a WAHM away, but I dont know how to say it.

WWYS (what would you say :giggle:)?

christianethansmom 04-07-2008 03:37 AM

How should I feel
I’m not sure if this is the right place for this, but I’m wondering how I should feel about this and I think this is the most appropriate place. I received some free items as part of a giveaway from an HC site. I received 3 items from different WAHMs. I don’t want to be non appreciative BUT these items are kinda like seconds. The one item has a stitching and fabric flaw that’s very obvious. The jewelry I got isn’t put together right and I can’t even wear it. The third item is custom dyed yarn which is nice and the only thing that’s not flawed. this was a total gift so anything is better than nothing but how would you feel if you received flawed goods as a gift? If I wanted it fixed, I’d have to send it back, probably pay for postage there so I’d be out a some money. 😦 WWYD?

How is it that we as a community find it difficult to give appropriate feedback and reviews? Do we not owe it to those coming behind us an idea of what quality the product they’re considering purchasing will be? To be frank, I’m sick and tired of providing an “allowance” just because Jane Doe went out and spent 50.00 on a sewing a machine and a quick over the phone lesson on sewing so that she can “stay home and provide for her family.” Don’t get me wrong, there are several great WAHM’s out there providing a great product, but as you can see here http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=387640 and http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=387469 clearly our expectations of quality have either dropped significantly to where WAHM’s think that they can just throw some crap together and sell it as “first” quality or these Mommas feel the rest of the world ought to pay them an allowance to stay home and this is their make shift, drew it in crayon, stick it on the fridge “Thank you” picture for doing so. And yet, we, as consumers, eat it, we sit back, take the crap that has recently shown up, and call it gourmet! I can’t tell you how many “WWYD” threads I’ve come across, unsure of how to broach the situation with a WAHM, be it new or experieced, and half the time no feedback is left to warn the others!

Here’s the facts, if you are a WAHM, you best learn how to accept constructive criticism, if you are a consumer, you need go find yourself a back bone, and for God’s Sakes, if you are a “new” WAHM …. repeat after me…… TESTERS!!!

Why should I sit back and purchase after purchase, return after return, have to walk a WAHM through what is considered acceptable? That’s not my job! And if you don’t know how to give honest, objective, and tactful reviews/feedback maybe you should be shopping at Wal-Mart!

And FTR, even if it’s a FFS consider this….. that WAHM is going to be selling that to those coming behind you!

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Comments
  1. mamapixie says:

    And those posts are why I refuse to purchase anything from a WAHM, or at least one that hasn’t been established for at least 2 years. I was burned several times in the past, and I learned to just stop trying.

  2. DiaperTwatters says:

    I think this blog is a good one, do you think you could increase the font size? The posts from DS come up fine, but your part is tiny.

  3. oooh, that IS tiny, I’ll see what I can do

  4. questioning?? says:

    so who thinks the first WAHM is KIM??

  5. oh!thedrama says:

    I’d actually bet money on the first WAHM being Kim. Seriously. It wouldn’t surprise me one teeny little bit.

    *sigh* TESTERS people! TESTERS!! They are called that for a reason… so you can test your product BEFORE selling it, and BEFORE you get a crapload of negative feedback about your total lack of sewing (or whatever crafty) skills.

  6. oh!thedrama says:

    Ah! I didn’t read the original entry well enough… I see that you already pointed out testers Drama Mama. ITA! with you.

    I also wanted to say… do y’all think that maybe the second post has to do with the MM Congo? Did they have a FFS raffle when they opened? Just a thought. I would hate for the congo to be having trouble so soon (sincerely!) since they (minus Kim) seem like a really sweet group of ladies!

  7. subpariq says:

    I think it is b freaking s that nobody can say boo about wahms or other businesses. DS is doing a disservice to the community it pretends to serve.

  8. DS Drama Mama 2 says:

    “I would hate for the congo to be having trouble so soon (sincerely!) since they (minus Kim) seem like a really sweet group of ladies!”

    I agree, BUT, I wanted to order some of those cute advocacy Ts.. but I don’t think I will b/c of Kim being on the Congo… She is so negative, I just don’t think that I personally could support the congo.

  9. my2sons says:

    I think established WAHMs ought to be outraged by this as well. I know my business has suffered (not severely)by the recent craptastic events from WAHMs on DS.
    I think it’s ashame. I made the comment on Kim’s asspuppets thread (when a MOD told us to be nice) that criticism is good and helps develop your product. I would think that any WAHM would want to know about a flaw in her product. It makes me upset to know that people think they can’t make criticisms.

  10. DS is so scared of someone suing them. It’s OK to not like someone’s product. We don’t all have to be friends and try to keep even crappy WAHMs happy.

  11. DS Drama Mama 2 says:

    I don’t think DS is afraid of being sued, just loosing money from “sponsors” both ads and moms.

  12. Sarah says:

    “so who thinks the first WAHM is KIM??”

    ———————————————-

    *raises hand* that was my first thought when I read that

  13. FWIW The FFS congo item was just invoiced last night! Hasn’t even been sent out yet becuase the momma who won it has been delayed in payment for what ever reason. Your assumptions are just that.

    There are some beautifully talented WAHM on the MM Congo!!

  14. DS Drama Mama 2 says:

    “There are some beautifully talented WAHM on the MM Congo!”
    Yes there are, but kimbellishments/kim isn’t one of them.

  15. DownWithLee says:

    I’m sure that many of the WAHMs on the MM congo are very talented. However, I will not buy from any congo that accepts Kim as a member. I’m ASSuming I’m not the only one. Her congo-mates may want to rethink this relationship.

  16. giggle says:

    So if her quality is so lacking why is there only one f/b for her on there???

  17. DS Drama Mama 2 says:

    Want to see how the quality is lacking?

    http://hyenacart.com/prod_details_auction.php?id=24347&vid=1853
    This is a cute MisFitMoms Colab.

    Here is Kimbellishment’s contribution to it:

    This is a PF from her first lottery colab.

    Look at the stitching along the left side. You can see errors on both sides, but it is more prevalent on the left. This should AT BEST be labeled as a “seconds” or as a diaper that is not to be worn on a regular basis. It will NOT hold up to regular washings.

    1.) It is not straight.
    2.) The stitching is not uniform in width.
    3.) The stitching is a zig zag stitch instead of a serged stitch. (A serged stitch is needed on diapers especially b/c of wash routines being so rough on the materials and sewing.)
    4.) The stitching starts and ends in a few spots, not just at the beginning and end.

    I can go into more detail if anyone wants. But this is not sell-able quality. This give WAHMs and true seamstresses a bad wrap.

  18. notsointodrama says:

    now why are you all so quick to think it’s Kim? i’m seriously curious. do you have any idea how many new wahm’s there are? i think it’s pretty pathetic that someone does 1 thing to piss you off & you are so immature to hold a grudge forever!!!

    out

  19. Sarah says:

    “I’m sure that many of the WAHMs on the MM congo are very talented. However, I will not buy from any congo that accepts Kim as a member. I’m ASSuming I’m not the only one. Her congo-mates may want to rethink this relationship.”
    ————————————————
    I agree with this. I’ve looked at the MM congo, and there are cute things on there that I would normally consider buying. But I can’t support the congo that supports Kim. Just my opinion.

  20. DiaperTwatters says:

    Oh my gosh, that prefold is fucking ugly! That prefold is not going to last with that stitching. I’ve had so many items stitched like that and they just fell apart.

  21. notsointodrama: Only 3 comments out of 21 have said they thought it was Kim. So “you all” aren’t holding a grudge. 3 people think it could be Kim.

  22. Heather(misfitmoms) says:

    Actually, everyone who thinks it is Kim is just ASSuming. It in fact isn’t Kim’s work. In fact Paper Princess is part of the MM congo, so she would have no problems with giving Kim advice. Kim has many threads on MM asking for advice before she placed her items for sale.
    The second is not about MM collab because it was just invoiced and has not been recieved by the purchaser, as of yet, due to payment reasons. As far as Kim’s participation in the Congo, we have no worries. In fact Kim’s cart is nearly all sold out. She brought many shoppers to the congo. Her preview of new items has already hit the Most Spotted Items list on HC. Her items are very cute. She isn’t charging lots on her items because she knows she is a new WAHM. So what if a few of you won’t purchase items from the MM congo because of Kim, there are many many more right behind you that are willing to and are willing to purchase Kim’s items as well. All of our Congo members are very creative and have very cute items. They are all dedicated to their work and the congo.
    So please, don’t be haters.

  23. Jezebel says:

    Its called free enterprise, if you don’t like the product, you are not forced to buy it right? Apparently people like Kim’s work because she sold out all but one of her items. Hope no one hurt themselves jumping to the conclusion that the post was about Kim

  24. Heather(misfitmoms) says:

    Update: Kim’s cart is completely sold out.

    Wow!!!!

  25. Heather(misfitmoms) says:

    1.) It is not straight.
    2.) The stitching is not uniform in width.
    3.) The stitching is a zig zag stitch instead of a serged stitch. (A serged stitch is needed on diapers especially b/c of wash routines being so rough on the materials and sewing.)
    4.) The stitching starts and ends in a few spots, not just at the beginning and end.

    I can go into more detail if anyone wants. But this is not sell-able quality. This give WAHMs and true seamstresses a bad wrap.

    ___________________________________________________________

    BTW: that pic wasn’t the finished product. It was a pic of the product before it was finished because a pic was needed ASAP. It now has a hidden stitch UNDER The zig zag, it is Turned and then top stitched.

    I guess that whole saying about assumptions is true in this case.

  26. subpariq says:

    Jesus, I just typed a reply out and it said I was posting replies too quickly and deleted me. WTF??
    I said that Kim’s item was probably “spotted” so much so people could share a laugh. Kim’s cart might have sold out once. But I have my doubts about that too. I wouldn’t put it past Kim to have staged a sellout. Some people have really shitty taste and no eye for quality. It makes sense that they are the friends of Kim and it makes sense that they might be her first customers. Then what?
    If I were a friend of hers or more importantly a business partner, I would be telling her to shut the fuck up or get out rather than coming on this or any other site and defending her against those calling her the complete and total fucking asshole that she is. I’m sure that since you did not have the good sense to steer clear of partnering with her, the thought that you are biting the hands that feed you by defending her is not one that occured to you. You disrespect all potential customer by saying you don’t need their business. Maybe the other stuff on the MM congo is great. I don’t know. What I do know is that I’m not going to buy from other people singing the praises of Kim’s obviously shitty shit as that speaks to the quality I can expect from them as well. I also know I am not going to buy from a bunch of morons that have the nerve to defend Kim after all the crap she has pulled and continues to pull.

  27. giggle says:

    Where is the “Yeah That” emoticon when you need it LOL

  28. DS Drama Mama 2 says:

    Heather, nope, she still needs a serged stitch or it wont hold. it isn’t a top quality item. It is obviously shitty 😀

    No assumptions made.

    Top stitching isn’t going to do much for her, and that zig zag she used that showed was horrendous. The diaper is not going to hold up. Had she used testers, she would understand this and not be sending her littler friends to defend her.

    She needs to learn to sew.

  29. cassie says:

    subpariq….. i love you.

  30. Heather(misfitmoms) says:

    really????? Omg….some people. To each his own or rather her own in these cases.

    Don’t buy from Kim, don’t buy from the congo. It really isn’t going to affect us what you here think.

    It was her/our first stocking. The item was FFS and not $50. Get over it already.

    Jealousy is the first word that is coming to mind after reading all these responses.

  31. Heather(misfitmoms) says:

    DDSDM2

    Kim never advertised it as top quality. She knows she is a beginner and a learner, hence the low prices and not calling it top quality. She will develop overtime into a great WAHM with a wonderful calling. I’m not the least bit worried about Kim. She is not harming any of you, so why must you continually attack her. I like Kim and I see great potential in her work, whatever went on on DS is a completely different story and has nothing to do with her work on the congo.

  32. Where’s the “yawn” smiley. Not everything is about Kim and the MM congo. Can we move on please?

  33. Heather(misfitmoms) says:

    I am not running over here to defend Kim. Kim didn’t tell me to come and defend her. I run the MM congo, so in turn you are bashing me. I am here defending my actions with the congo and defending the MMcongo’s name.

  34. Heather(misfitmoms) says:

    THANK YOU DRAMA MAMA!!!! I agree. There is so much more to life than running around, following Kim around and throwing her name and the MM congo into every situation.

  35. DS Drama Mama 2 says:

    Heather, I am not jealous.

    I actually am a seamstress and have no need for Kim’s crappy diapers. I know what I am talking about and she has YEARS before her items are good enough to sell, even as a WAHM.

    She should not be selling what she is at all. It should be FFS, all of it, not just the one FFS lotto.

    The quality is poor, the stitching is poor, the tension on the machine is wrong, she switches tension multiple times.

    I think Kim is going to fail miserably. As soon as people are done feeling sorry for her miscarriage, they are going to turn on her. She is playing it for all it is worth.

    Notice, she has you here defending her b/c she can’t defend herself without looking like a moron.

    No one is jealous of her. Really.

  36. notsointodrama says:

    hmmmmmm, but you are the only throwing around her miscarriage. wth does that have to do with her sewing?

  37. What a wanker says:

    Misfitmom’s

    Just one question please, since it wasn’t answered in another comment I made.

    Do you all link to your individual spaces on your Congo? Or do you link to the entire Congo? Just wondering since I noticed that Kim’s siggy only links to her items and leaves out everyone else’s

    Also, FYI-When she does this, if you click on the MM moms header-which is the only place you can click from her items to get to the main congo page, it takes you to Photobucket.

    Might want to fix that…not sure why it’s happening, but a link is screwed up.

    And I feel, that you should all link to the entire Congo and have your Congo name on your DS siggy NOT as a link. You are supposed to be working together and supporting each other, not using the Congo and your Congomates to step on.

  38. Jen says:

    Hi, I am paperprincess from DS. I can assure you that the items I purchased were not from Kim. I have not oredered ANYTHING from Kim. She is using premium PF’s, and my dd is only 4 months old! She is in infant pf’s. The WAHM I posted about is not in the MM congo. In fact, she doesnt even have a HC store.

  39. Jen says:

    woops. just noticed my typo. it should say *ordered, not *oredered

  40. Jen says:

    what a Wanker, I just wanted to say that when I have linked to the MM congo, I have linked to the main congo page, and not to my individual store. However, I dont see a problem with anyone linking directly to their own store.

  41. Jen says:

    Oh, and I dont have the congo name anywhere on my DS siggy, but I do have my store name listed. I had a link directly to the congo’s main page, however, I removed it so I could add more to my siggy and not be over the allowed amount of lines.

  42. Jen says:

    oh, and thanks for letting us know about the mm header linking to photobucket. I dont know how to fix it, but I will try to get someone else to do it.

  43. oh!thedrama says:

    Offs! Puh leese. Yeah, I’m sure that all of the comments on here criticizing Kim were made out of jealousy…. pfft. Give me a break! Kim was a total asshat throughout the whole debacle with banning/bringing.other.people.in.to.do.her.dirty.
    work/kissing.Lee’s.ass when she was re-admitted. I highly doubt that these posters are jealous of Kim.. *rolls eyes*.

    My reply about the FFS lotto & the possibility that the items being talked about on that thread were made in the spirit of tongue in cheek. Her work is shitty, and I doubt it will improve any time soon. People will be talking about it, partly because of her overall bitchy attitude, and partly because its just another example of a WHAM who is giving other good WHAMs a bad name by selling a sub par product.

    Notice that I didn’t say that the MM congo itself is shitty. Like I said, there seem to be some sweet mamas on there with cool products, and I would sincerely hate for their business to be effected by the assclownery of Kimbellishments. That being said, obviously there is alot of ASSuming being done by mm members as well, which gives me yet another reason to steer clear of the entire congo.

    If you wanna defend Kim, defend away. You are more than welcome to throw your lot in with Kim, Heather. Its sad that you can’t see the difference between commenting about Kim and disparaging your congo as a whole, but wtfever. That’s entirely your perogative. But don’t jump on my ass for making comments as well. It’s called FREE SPEECH. Sheesh. Nothing I’ve said (or anyone else here, for that matter) is slanderous or libelous (under the eyes of the law). They are opinions.

  44. subpariq says:

    Heather, you can’t seriously think that anyone in her right mind would be jealous of Kim. I mean seriously. She has proven herself to be unstable, tactless, and ignorant consistently.
    And you must be absloutely out of your mind to come onto any site in the cd community and say that you don’t need the business. That has to be the most unabashedly stupid and ungrateful statement I’ve heard in a long time. Especially given that you all have questionable tastes in quality merchandise and business ethics for your continued partnership with Kim. You go right ahead and continue to bite the hand that feeds you. While you do it, you might want to glance —–> and check out the fact that this blog has over 60,000 hits. I’m sure you don’t need or want any of that business.

  45. Kim says:

    Who’s to say that all the 60,000+ hit are people who agree with you all. lol, The way I look at it is this.

    You all (the few of you who post here) hate me because when I was done wrong on DS people helped me because I asked for the help. In helping me they were banned because of the WAY they spoke to the admin and mods. Lee allowed me back in because my banning was uncalled for. I thank Lee for allowing me back in and you all hate me for that and for the fact that I still go to DS. Interesting, that most of you are active members of DS as well. But me going back is a slap in the face to those that were banned defending me. Hmmm. Hello pot, meet the keetle.

    SO now, my name is CONSTANTLY mentioned here by posters. I come to defend myself because a poster JOKINGLY said they were me. I got it, I KNEW it was a joke, HOWEVER, one just coming here for the first time, may not have understood that it was a joke. So I defend my name and once again, all hell breaks loose because I come on and say I am someone else. Once again, Kettle and pot reunite.

    Finally, Look, Im a new wahm. I sold my entire cart out in my first stocking AND EVERY SINGLE ONE of my customers have been VERY happy with their items. And NO, the people that purchased my items were not my friends. I’m not going to defend the quality of my items because I don’t have to. For those of you who think they can judge the quality of my work based on a picture, you clearly don’t know what you are talking about. My prefold for the collab is VERY sturdy there is a hidden stitch UNDER the zig zag stitch, so don’t worry. Is the stitching perfectly straight on the zig zag, maybe not, but again, this picture was taken before the item was finished, we needed a pic up quickly and the PF was not finished yet.

    Bottom line is this:
    No one has to buy from my store if they think the quality is lacking. But you can’t say that my stuff is “shitty” when you have never touch/used it. Just back off. Stop following my every move on DS so you have something to post about. Put your big girl panties on and stop bashing my products. I look at it this way, you are just a few mamas with these opinions. Just because you speak LOUDLY and HARSHLY it doesn’t mean everyone agrees with you. You are just a few haters. It’s okay with me too. I know my store is going to do well, with or with out your hateful words.

  46. DS Drama Mama 2 says:

    Kim, learn to sew. I can say your items/quality are shitty from looking at a photograph that YOU put on the site.

    You should not allow photos of unfinished work to be used. That is misleading.

    I have no problem with you being on DS. I have a problem with your ignorance/stupidity/needing attention 😀

  47. Kelolsen says:

    I get frustrated by the hesitation to leave anything but pos feedback for anything – the reason usually given is “we’re all moms”. um…. so the fock what????? I never knew that the ability to get impregnanted and birth a child or adopt one somehow altered your status on the earth so that no one could dare offer any criticism or be honest to you about a transaction. I never knew I became ‘elevated” the second that DH’s sperm penetrated my egg. who knew!?

  48. subpariq says:

    Nobody said all 60,000 agree with the people posting here. But even if I didn’t agree, DSDM2 obviously knows her way around a sewing machine and has pointed out the quality issues with your product. Say nothing of the fact that one or two of your moronic friends or partners said that business from here is not needed or wanted. Trust me when I tell you, with shit that ugly, you shouldn’t be turning your noses up at anyone. You’re going to need all the help you can get.
    Kim you over estimate your importance to people here and on DS. You think anyone cares enough about you to hate you? I doubt it. Have contempt for your classless behavior? Yup. Have fun looking at your ugly wares? Yup. Enjoy watching you make an utter idiot of yourself at every turn? Oh yeah. Hate you? Nope, you’re not that significant.

  49. Kelolsen says:

    Kim- what did your testers say about the wool on the pfs and the puppets on pfs? I’m assuming that you sent out testers for people to reuse and wash over and over? that’s my main issue. I never saw any call for testers nor did I see any testers commenting on your stuff. For other WAHM’s I’ve seen testers come out and post and say how much they liked an item.

    and PLEASE get over the whole “its how they talked to Lee” that got them banned. If that helps you sleep at night fine.. but you said some amazingly horrid things yourself you know. You seem to forget that.

  50. subpariq says:

    I also wanted to add that we were given those washcloths by a well meaning relative as a gift. They were a god damn wreck after three washings. Threw them away.

  51. questioning?? says:

    subpariq you say things so well!

    So Kim why no testers??

  52. Kelolsen says:

    Testers have been mentioned a bazillion times but never a response about it. My theory is that Kim will say she had plenty of testers with positive experiences, but it will be a made up story.

  53. Kim says:

    I did have testers. Thank you very much. Again, why do you ask? You all are OBVIOUSLY not interested in my items, so move on.

  54. Kim says:

    And, Again, this post about these transactions HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH MY STORE…These are NOT MY CUSTOMERS.

  55. DS Drama Mama 2 says:

    Kim, how long did they test for? The “lifetime” of a diaper? b/c testers need to test for about 6months to 1 year of use before a product should come out…..

  56. Kim says:

    And with that, all I have left to say is, its obvious that you all need to keep this conversation going because you love drama and talking about me, anyone can see that. Youve made your points that you think my things are crap so drop it. I’m moving on now. I will not answer anymore questions.

  57. DS Drama Mama 2 says:

    Kim, we are aware that the OP is not about you.

    DUH. Anyone who isn’t smart enough to see that isn’t reading this blog.

    We have changed gears/ switched topics and are asking you questions now.

  58. Kelolsen says:

    Where is the feedback from your testers?

  59. Kim says:

    In my email saved mail, Kelolsen.

    Now, move on to another new wahm to bash.

  60. Kelolsen says:

    thank you for answering.

  61. “I come to defend myself because a poster JOKINGLY said they were me. I got it, I KNEW it was a joke, HOWEVER, one just coming here for the first time, may not have understood that it was a joke. So I defend my name and once again, all hell breaks loose because I come on and say I am someone else.”

    Kim, you were being petty. THAT was the problem. You KNEW it was a joke, yet you were acting all high and mighty about who you are and what you were doing/going to do if that comment wasn’t edited.

    And, if you were on DS and created a second username to say how great you are, what do you think would happen? No one else here has done that. You have every right to defend your name, store, and product, but you lose credibility when you start tooting your own horn.

  62. DS Drama Mama 2 says:

    “you lose credibility when you start tooting your own horn.”

    EXACTLY.

    And DSDM is right, you would have been banned from DS, and various other sites for second user names, let alone the 3 or 4 you have used.

  63. Kim says:

    Keep grasping straws all of you, just keep grasping straws….lol

  64. No one is grasping straws Kim. You’re free to move on at any time.

  65. DS Drama Mama 2 says:

    What grasping Kim? Are you denying that the IPs match Kim? After you admitted it?

    Seriously?

    I mean it is all here for others to see. And will be for a LONG time.

    And again Kim, how long were the testers using your product before you decided to start selling?

  66. Kim says:

    I admit that I posted under a different user name but you told me I could “be anyone I wanted” THATS why I did it.

    Look, here’s the thing, a handful of you want to bash me, in the long run, its not going to matter. As for my testers, thats none of your business, I need to prove NOTHING to you. Your NOT my customer, youve made it clear that you never will be. There is no rule saying I need to have a tester for 6 months to a YEAR…lol, thats crazy. These are EMBELLISHED prefolds people. My gosh. You all need to move on already. Go find someone else to bash because, your bashing obviously isnt working, as I have a PM box FULL of mamas that want my stuff, My previews went on the most spotted list on HC. SO obviously there are many many mamas that like my work. And just because you all hold a grudge and have issues of your own, it isn’t going to affect my store.

  67. DS Drama Mama 2 says:

    Kim, I spotted you to see how bad it was going to be… spots mean NOTHING.

  68. Kim says:

    OKAY DSDM2 hhahahahhaha

  69. Kim says:

    and if you all are so proud of what you are saying, why not show your true DS screen name? What are you afraid of? Your just posting your opinions, right? It’s easy to bash someone when you hide behind your alias. Kelosen excluded here. And I know who DSDM is.

  70. DS Drama Mama 2 says:

    Sure you do Kim. OR do you just THINK you do?

    If you really knew, you would be screaming it from the hill tops.

    I know who she is. And she and I are the ONLY ones that know.

  71. DS Drama Mama 2 says:

    I don’t need to give my screen name. If we were allowed to say thing on DS that we really feel, I would. But hon, we can’t and you know it.

    Not everyone is willing to have a hump fest to keep from being banned. Oh, wait… you called it a jiz fest, no?

  72. The Bored Bitch says:

    A web of jiz or giz I believe.

    Just sayin’…

  73. DS Drama Mama 2 says:

    Thanks TBB 😀 I didn’t feel like reading the 700 comments to find it 😉

  74. Green~Mammy says:

    Kim you said my first stocking will be testers, so WAS your first stocking testers or did you just go balls to the wall and sell them as first quality?

  75. Kim, you can claim you know who I am all you want. It’s amusing that you’re using that like it’s some threat, yet you’ve yet to say who you think I am. I’m not scared of you or your threats. I’ve done nothing wrong. I’m anonymous because it’s fun, not because I’m scared of DS.

  76. subpariq says:

    Kim. Do you not have any social sense at all? If you don’t think that even a handful of people bashing your business is bad, you should really think again. Again, I woud direct you —-> to check the hits on this blog.
    If the quality of my products were in question, I would want to let potential customers know that there have been testers. Why is it that you are so eager to defend yourself on this blog, yet so unwilling to provide the feedback from the testers? It doesn’t make sense except if you didn’t have testers. You could very easily put this to rest by providing that information but you choose to drag it out in typical Kim drama.
    On your next stocking, I am going to buy something. The quality better be up to snuff or I will post about it in any place I can think of since you are such an asshole. And given that you are making things for babies, hopefully you can back up your products with info about testing or I will report you to government agencies.
    Cheers!

  77. Kim says:

    My feedback can be found on my hyena cart feedback section.

  78. subpariq says:

    No MENSA Scholar, your feedback from testers of your new product.

  79. Amanda says:

    “Jealousy is the first word that is coming to mind after reading all these responses.”

    I love it when people use jealousy as the reasoning behind how people feel. Its so Jerry Springer. Id love to know what exactly we are jealous of? Her sub-par sewing skills? Her tacky fabric combos? Her convenient biblical and legal knowledge? What exactly, because Id like to know what I am jealous of.

    Oh wait, it must be the asspuppets.

  80. Kim says:

    The feedback from my testers isn’t needed for my store is already open, either shop there or don’t. Now please move on haters.

    I will repost this:

    Who’s to say that all the 60,000+ hits are people who agree with you all. Most of them probably read this and say, wow what a bunch of mean women with a chip on their shoulders lol, The way I look at it is this.

    You all (the few of you who post here) hate me because when I was done wrong on DS people helped me because I asked for the help. In helping me they were banned because of the WAY they spoke to the admin and mods. Lee allowed me back in because my banning was uncalled for. I thank Lee for allowing me back in and you all hate me for that and for the fact that I still go to DS. Interesting, that most of you are active members of DS as well. But me going back is a slap in the face to those that were banned defending me. Hmmm. Hello pot, meet the keetle.

    SO now, my name is CONSTANTLY mentioned here by posters. I come to defend myself because a poster JOKINGLY said they were me. I got it, I KNEW it was a joke, HOWEVER, one just coming here for the first time, may not have understood that it was a joke. So I defend my name and once again, all hell breaks loose because I come on and say I am someone else. Once again, Kettle and pot reunite.

    Finally, Look, Im a new wahm. I sold my entire cart out in my first stocking AND EVERY SINGLE ONE of my customers have been VERY happy with their items. And NO, the people that purchased my items were not my friends. I’m not going to defend the quality of my items because I don’t have to. For those of you who think they can judge the quality of my work based on a picture, you clearly don’t know what you are talking about. My prefold for the collab is VERY sturdy there is a hidden stitch UNDER the zig zag stitch, so don’t worry. Is the stitching perfectly straight on the zig zag, maybe not, but again, this picture was taken before the item was finished, we needed a pic up quickly and the PF was not finished yet.

    And for my testers, yes, I did have testers, all feedback was positive. Now that my store is open I choose to show my feedback from my Hyena cart as my feedback.

    Bottom line is this:
    No one has to buy from my store if they think the quality is lacking. But you can’t say that my stuff is “shitty” when you have never touch/used it. Just back off. Stop following my every move on DS so you have something to post about. Put your big girl panties on and stop bashing my products. I look at it this way, you are just a few mamas with these opinions. Just because you speak LOUDLY and HARSHLY it doesn’t mean everyone agrees with you. You are just a few haters. It’s okay with me too. I know my store is going to do well, with or with out your hateful words.

    Keep trash talking my store because, it is actually helping me at this point.

    Take care.

  81. Amanda says:

    I do not hate you Kim, I just want to wrestle. You make my head explode.

  82. giggle says:

    Dammit I woke the baby I was laughing so hard! I would love to see the f/b from the testers and not just the twp on her f/b on HC. I see no raves, no reviews, not from testers or hc purchasers…. Seems to me that if you have a product you feel proud to stand behind you would have no problem providing f/b from testers, the good and the bad with how you rectified their complaints…..

    Just my .02

  83. DS Drama Mama 2 says:

    Did you know when a WAHM that actually has a “thriving business” comes up with an idea/product or starts making something new, she tests the item for 6 months to a year.

    Really Kim. It is fairly standard to test a product under normal routine for the normal life-cycle of the product; whether it is “just an embellished prefold” or not.

    I am sure that all of your “customers” love reading that they order non-tested products… actually I think your testers had their diapers in hand for less than 2-3 weeks before you stocked? No? I can double check the dates on DS if you want me to… That is not an adequate time for testing. For most moms that is 2-3 washes, maybe 4. That is not enough time to know if a product is going to hold up. And with a hidden stitch, uneven zigzag, and starting and stopping points on the line, it really won’t make it much more than 6-8 washes. I for one would be a PISSED OFF customer if I bought that as first quality.

    You are not a WAHM, you are posing as one. Really.

    As someone who sews, and makes all my own clothing, my children’s clothing, and all my own products. I am telling you that your work is SubPar.

    You really need to practice for months before you are ready to sell. Take some sewing classes, learn to use your machine. And, a serger from WalMart, may not have been the best choice… good luck with that. I hope the hubbie isn’t too made when he finds out since you hid the purchase from him.

    Take some advice. Stock testers only for a few MONTHS. Learn to sew.

  84. DS Drama Mama 2 says:

    OH, and we have over 67,000 hits, that is a lot more than 60,000 😀

  85. subpariq says:

    Let’s hear it from the other MM congo members. Are there any prerequisites to joining your congo? Meaning do you require products, particulary those intended for babies and toddlers, to be tested like any reputable and ethical company would? If the MM aren’t reading here, perhaps this question should be asked on ds. Not as a call out. Just as a question. Maybe someone there would know. I’m sure that if the products were tested, the leader of that congo must have it compiled someplace and available upon consumer request. Seems like anyone dealing in children’s products in a responsible manner would.

  86. subpariq says:

    DSDM2, it was closer to 60 this morning. That is testament to how many people are reading every day. My guess is that most are enjoying watching Kim trip all over hersef in the name of defending herself yet refusing to provide the feedback from her testers. With that many interested eyes, I would think that MMs would scramble to provide the feedback lest they be associated with an irresponsible business owner selling children’s products.

  87. Just another mama. says:

    Wow. I think MisFitMoms need to rethink their congo after reading Kim’s posts. She is really rude and drawing some bad drama and karma your way. FWIW, I think Kim really needs to take some of the advice on here as far as sewing goes. Her stuff doesn’t look like it will hold up, or that nice.

  88. onlygirl says:

    i love the attitude of, well it was just for ffs, so it’s ok to send crap, hey MM congo, i have some superglue and some yarn, can i join?? i was thinking maybe doll wigs. i will figure it out as i go along.

  89. sbolen says:

    “hey MM congo, i have some superglue and some yarn, can i join?? i was thinking maybe doll wigs. i will figure it out as i go along.”

    ROFLMAO! Hey MM Congo, I can do some crazy assed shit with pipe cleaners and googly eyes. Can I join?

    Just because 60,000 people looked at your stuff, doesn’t mean that 60,000 people are lined up for it. I’ve looked at your stuff probably 10 times and still don’t want to buy it.

  90. sbolen says:

    And other thing, the F/B on your HC store are from yesterday. So, they basically took it out of the box, looked at it, and left feedback. Did you pay them $10 to do that?

  91. lysol says:

    I can make wind chimes from a coat hanger, yarn, and some stolen silverware from the Mom & Pops down the street. Could I join?

  92. DS Drama Mama 2 says:

    lysol, I make mine from twigs and leaves… they are super cute. Maybe I’ll apply?

  93. oh!thedrama says:

    Oh Lord! onlygirl & subpariq.. y’all have me rolling over here.

    Keep going Kim. You’ve got way more than enough rope here to hang yourself.

    Asking for tester feedback isn’t so you can “prove anything” to us– it’s being asked for to make a point. As a customer, I would want to know that the WHAM I am about to purchase from has plenty of experience and plenty of testers to back up the viability of her product. When you refuse to post that information, you cast yourself into a less than favorable light. Why refuse to post? I mean, if “everyone” is so keen on buying from you, if “everyone” thinks your products are “so fab”, then why not just post the tester reviews as well? I mean, after all, your testers must have thought your stuff was “super fab” as well. If I were a new WHAM, I’d be posting all of the positive feedback I could about my product. I would think that the tester reviews would only serve to bolster the desireability of your product… unless…

    Well, unless you really didn’t have testers. Hm.
    Methinks thou dost protesteth overmuch.

    I hope that plenty of “Kimbellishments” potential customers are reading this blog. They have the right to know the kind of craptastic behavior and writing exhibited by the WHAM they might be considering purchasing from.

    I love the idea of ordering something from Kim’s store…. I might do the same. I have no fear of leaving negative feedback, and I’d make sure to spread the news around about how “unfab” her product is if it truly is as crappy as I think it might be.

  94. DS Drama Mama 2 says:

    You know, the whole ordering an item and leaving honest feedback is sounding better and better.

    I have some PP saved up… hmm.

  95. Jen says:

    I hate to say it, but you all are right. I thought (at first) people were over reacting about Kim being banned and then getting reinstated on DS. I didnt follow any of the drama when it happened (although I knew what had happened), and have never visited this blog before (knew it existed though). The only reason I am here now is because Kim posted about this on MM. Cant say that I am happy about this or how it is being handled.

    I am taking my business out of the MM congo immediately. I will open up my own HC.

    I do not want to be associated with Kim any longer.

    Alot of very valid points were brought up in this blog, and brought to light things I had not know before. Had I known, I wold not have joined the MM congo.

  96. DS Drama Mama 2 says:

    Jen, that is really smart of you. Your business should not suffer b/c of the actions of others in the congo who are less than honorable.

    And we have gotten a lot of hits from MM today. I noticed that in our stats.

  97. Jen says:

    hopefully I didnt already do too much damage.

  98. cassie says:

    DSDM2…. you make ALL your own clothes? i’m in awe. will you be my sensé, and i your apprentice? your identity shall be sworn to secrecy.

    and no comment on the circus of ass clowns running about. well, except for the stupid (and continual) bitch about anonymity: i have used only my given name on this blog (except once, i think..). i’m not hiding behind a damn thing, nor are many people commenting. i know who most of them are. most of the people commenting know who each other is. if YOU don’t know, well, then that’s your bad for not getting to know them, then… huh?

    stop being such a psycho. that look isn’t flattering on anyone!

  99. giggle says:

    I think, considering the drama it would be wise, be it your store or another, nobody needs this much bad publicity, especially if they are decent wahms providing decent products.

  100. Kim says:

    Jen you never stocked, you signed up and went MIA from MM. Obviously THIS was a plan. lmao.

  101. DS Drama Mama 2 says:

    I admit that I don’t do jeans. I hate working with denim. Otherwise, pretty much. I will on occasion buy something for a special reason though 😀

  102. DS Drama Mama 2 says:

    Kim!

    Are you REALLY bad mouthing Congo members?

    Wow. NICE way to treat your congo and to make yourself look like the ass you truly are.

  103. Kim says:

    She signed up via PM and thats the last we heard from her.

  104. Jen says:

    I did too stock. I also sold 2 items, and did a FFS lotto that was sent out. obviously you never bothered to look before you opened your mouth.

    I also wrote the entire post to announce the congo…you copied and pasted it on DS, remember?

  105. Kim says:

    AH, Now I see what is going on. so was this a plan?

  106. DS Drama Mama 2 says:

    Kim, she was defending you this morning, or at least being really nice and not flaming you like she should have, and now you are turning on her?

    Hmm. Seems to be a pattern for you doesn’t it?

  107. cassie says:

    jen, what is your part of the congo? when you open your own cart, please come back and tell us where we can find you.

    it’s easy to defend someone when you only know one side of the story. it’s honorable to want to protect someone you think is a friend. but even more importantly is that when you see the other side and realize that there is WAY more to the story than what is being portrayed… when you can make the conscious and mature decision to walk away before it gets any worse… THAT says it all.

    kudos to you, and i’ll be waiting for your store to open!

  108. Jen says:

    BTW – I deleted everything I had stocked a few minutes ago.

    I also sent items for both collabs.

  109. Kim says:

    wow, Im really rather surprised that you are doing this. I wish you knew the whole story.

  110. Jen says:

    I had Bare Naked Cleaners on the MM congo. Natural Cleaning products and such.

    And no it was not planned kim. Thats all I will say to you, your not worth getting upset over.

  111. cassie says:

    wow. just. wow.

    kim, how quickly you forget those who supported you…

  112. Sarah says:

    “jen, what is your part of the congo? when you open your own cart, please come back and tell us where we can find you.”
    —————————————————–

    Yeah that. I think I know what your store in the congo is/was and if I’m right then I did think about buying from you. Looking forward to seeing your own HC store open! 🙂

  113. subpariq says:

    So Kim, there is no screening process for new members. Since you didn’t screen Jen at all? Anyone with any old shit can join? Obviously, I just answered my own question. One need just look at your lousy crap to know this to be true.

  114. Sarah says:

    Oops, looks like I type too slow! That’s who I thought you were Jen. Good luck w/your solo HC…if that’s what you choose to do. I know I’d like to try some of your products.

  115. Kim says:

    I don’t run the congo. Someone else does, MM is not MY site.

    As for you Jen, I thought you were the other Jen that signed up and went MIA the diaper cake one. I’m beyond shocked that you are doing this, really I am . It really is too bad that you are believing what these mamas are saying. It really makes me sad. Good luck to you and your hyena cart. I also like your products and was going to PM you to test. Im just really shaking my head here about this one.

  116. cassie says:

    ooh jen, do they smell good??

  117. Jen says:

    subpariq there was not a screening process, really. Heather set it up and we all talked to heather individually about joining.

    The other mommas on there really are great! I will consider buying from them in the future if I happen to need what they are selling. Its a shame though that one person can bring such negative attention to everyone involved.

  118. Jen says:

    Cassie, I can custom scent most items.

  119. Kelolsen says:

    Kim, it would seem as if Jen is making her choices based on your behavior, not the behavior of others here.

  120. subpariq says:

    Kim what are we saying that Jen shouldn’t believe?

  121. DS Drama Mama 2 says:

    No point in explaining it to her. Kim just doesn’t get that her actions are horrible, and cause others to act a particular way.

    Bare Naked Cleaners? I’m up for trying you out as soon as you stock, let us know!

  122. cassie says:

    kim, it’s not that she’s believing what you think we’re saying… she’s READING WHAT YOU ARE WRITING AND INTERPRETING YOUR ASININE BEHAVIOUR! it’s not like we’re saying that you go out every night and kill puppies, we’re responding to the full on freak out that you throw at us every other week. we make points, you…

    call us jealous? seriously? do you even know what the definition of jealousy is? methinks not, otherwise you probably wouldn’t be using it.

  123. Jen says:

    Kim, the entire story is irrelevant here. Sad to say but in a situation like this, the facts don’t matter, only the individual perceptions of those facts are what matters. And people perceive this drama and everything surrounding it in a VERY negative light.

    Perception is everything.

  124. Jen says:

    You all said it much better (and faster!) than I could.

  125. cassie says:

    i am definitely looking forward to trying some of your stuff jen. i can’t wait for you to open a HC of your own. you’ve got at least 3 customers already, and if i like what i buy i’ll definitely spread the word through myspace;)

  126. Kim says:

    I didnt bring my name into this they all did, I defended my self and my products.

    They call bash me call my things SHITTY and I come to defend myself and MY behavior is poor??!?!?!?! I stand with my head held high and believe that MY behavior has not been out of line. I am being BASHED here. Again, good luck with your products, they seem very nice. And for the rest of you, you should be ashamed of yourselves.

  127. DS Drama Mama 2 says:

    No Kim, YOU should be ashamed…

    At not only your behavior, but your products as well.

    You have brought a negative cloud over your congo. You have badmouthed 2 different congo members now.

    But like I said, you are too thick to ever see that your actions have an equal and direct reaction. Maybe people “attack” you because of what karma you are putting out there, ever think of that?

  128. cassie says:

    you are not being bashed kim.

    people are giving opinions on what they see that you have presented.

    the pictures you posted look like low quality. the bath puppets have PROVEN to be low quality. put two and two together, people are going to naturally assume that your products are low quality.

    then, they are ASKING you. they are challenging you, saying, if your product is NOT low quality, provide for us some FEEDBACK from your TESTERS, who can attest that your product is TRIED AND TRUE. that is NOT bashing. THAT IS BEING AN INFORMED CONSUMER!

    and you call us jealous?! you whine that we are bashing you?!

    we are simply trying to help you SEE that all is not perceived well. and perception is EVERYTHING. just like you were afraid of people PERCEIVING subpariq to be you… see the connection?

    i didn’t say that you came into this all by yourself. what i AM saying is that you are acting like a damn circus freak, and you ARE doing that ALL BY YOUR DAMN SELF.

    don’t be pissy with us because we’re holding you to the standard we’d expect from any business, wahm or not.

  129. Kim says:

    No you all hold a grudge, It is clear to me now what is happening. I know what is going on and YOU should be ashamed of yourselves. PERIOD. DSDM2, I don’t know WHAT your deal is with wanting to bring me down. But you won’t. I love what I am doing on my HC store, I love my items and I will NEVER be ashamed of them. Karma works both ways.

    I am done, I will not do anymore damage to my congo mates. If anyone has any questions about my items you can pm me at DS.

  130. Jen says:

    my HC will be http:/hyenacart.com/BareNaked

  131. DS Drama Mama 2 says:

    YAGE again? 😀

  132. cassie says:

    oh i was also going to say that if what you are selling is NOT low quality, give us a picture that shows it. because we have not yet seen one.

  133. cassie says:

    saweet. thank jen:)

  134. cassie says:

    dsdm2

    …only until the next time she perceives her asshattery to be in jeopardy… *sigh* some people’s kids.

  135. Kelolsen says:

    Kim I’m basing most of my assessment of your behavior on all the stuff that happened w/ your banning and readmittance. The diaper stuff is just extra.

  136. notsointodrama says:

    wow!! some of you must really have pathetic lives!!!

  137. subpariq says:

    So the question goes unanswered. There is no screening process for the MM congo. As usual, Kim who is so eager to defend her name and congo won’t defend it in the most important way. Proving quality. And her MM congo mates support Kim’s shitty projects and her shitty behavior.
    I don’t know about you guys, but I can’t wait to buy some kimbellishments shit so I can post pictures and have an honest dialog about her work. Perhaps since her congomates are so supportive of her, their work should be scrutinized as well. Is the next stocking April 24th? Anyone care to join me?

  138. Sarah says:

    http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=390202

    Hmmm…could get expensive for those of you wanting to try out Kimbellishments.

  139. douchebag jim says says:

    What is wrong with this chick? seriously, a loony or a drama whore. Obviously her only goal is to get attention. Look at the things she is stocking.. Ass puppets and knock offs. *shrugs*
    Go Kim!

  140. onlygirl says:

    i dont think anyone has a grudge kim, its just so funny to watch you bumble around and sputter like an idiot that its hard to resist watching you as you dig your own grave one shovelfull at a time. i find it highly amusing.

  141. cassie says:

    “wow!! some of you must really have pathetic lives!!!”

    ….all that reading and THIS is the best you’ve come up with?

    mmkeh.

  142. cassie says:

    oh ish, the thread is already gone! did anyone C&P?

  143. Kelolsen says:

    I do think its funny that people who say that they are not into drama are usually always volutnarily reading it 🙂

  144. Jen says:

    cassie what thread are you talking about?

  145. cassie says:

    word kel. it’s not about patheticism. it’s about calling out ridiculousness when it rears its ugly head (for the record, so you don’t get your panties in an even bigger bunch. i’m not caling YOU ugly, i’m simply naming your ridiculous behaviour as it stands). and i have some free time between my napping daughter, washing the dishes, doing the laundry, scheduling my photoshoots, completing my quilt, and practicing my stunt routine, so i choose to meander about this magnetic blog.

    pathetic? i think not. but thanks for trying! come back next week with a better thought out insult, sugarlump.

  146. cassie says:

    jen, the one in #140, that sarah posted

  147. Ashley says:

    “wow!! some of you must really have pathetic lives!!!”

    Actually, I do have a pathetic life at the moment. Thanks for reminding me.

    Kim. You are a joke. Now, at this moment in time. You are a joke. I would be very surprised to see anything come of your little store. Srsly. You want everything to be about you. So here it is. Hope you were wearing your shit storm gear.

  148. onlygirl says:

    oh i am a drama whore alright, i dont cause it i just laugh at it. i love how kim spends all the time here reading shit and acts like everyone else is below her for doing the same. she lives in a fucked up world.

  149. Sarah says:

    c&p of post 140

    “I’m not sure how I want to list my guess how much I love you sets. What would you mamas do? Should I auction them or put a BIN price on them. The materials were VERY expensive. There will be three sets. each set has a long sleeve shirt, bamboo velour pf, and the actually book to match…and two sets may have matching baby leg warmers as well.

    Help me decide. “

  150. Sarah says:

    update

    “I know a lot of mamas want in on this fabric so I think I will offer 2 at auction and I think I have enough to do 2 at a BIN price.”

  151. cassie says:

    hm, why was it deleted?

  152. Sarah says:

    It’s not…I guess you have to have access to the WAHM forum to see it. My bad for posting just the link.

  153. Jen says:

    its still there.

  154. Ashley says:

    I don’t know why you can’t see it Cassie. I saw it. And laughed.

  155. Madre says:

    Jen, so glad you’re making your own HC. I actually mentioned elsewhere that I wanted to buy from MM congo & wouldn’t b/c of Kim. Well you’re the one I wanted to buy from! Yay!

  156. DS Drama Mama 2 says:

    I think it is funny that Kim went and posted about her HC as soon as she got done here. She needed someone to support her, can’t hack it when someone doesn’t like her, eh?

    But how is she making clothing/ shirts without a serger? That confuses me. To make something professional (WAHM professional) that will hold up, she needs it… And needs to be able to sew straight…

  157. This is why testers are soooo important. You can think your products are really good, and think you get a little leeway because you’re a WAHM, and it could come back to bite you. http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=390391

  158. cassie says:

    ok well i guess i’m just a dink then, off to WAHM to figure out where it is…

  159. cassie says:

    i give up, i can’t see it. color me clueless.

  160. Madre says:

    Is that in the WAHM forum? I can’t see it. C&P it

  161. DS Drama Mama 2 says:

    C&Ped in 151 and 152

  162. cassie says:

    oh i know dsdm2 thank you:) i was just looking to see if there were any replies to it or what. i do really hope she’s not trying to make shirts as well without a serger… i mean, i’ve made a few clothing items sans serger and they’ve held up over the years, but i take very tender care of those items as well, and while it’s pretty on the outside, it’s a damn mess on the inside!

  163. DS Drama Mama 2 says:

    According to her posts she doesn’t have one yet. (serger)

    As for responses to the other post, she isn’t getting much attention/response. One mama suggested a BIN and 2 lottos (b/c Kim said she only had enough for 3, even though now it is 4). One mama said BIN. And another joked and said she would take the material.

    That is about it. She got no responses at all until she did a headscratch bump asking for “Anyone?” or “No One?” I can’t remember which.

  164. DS Drama Mama 2 says:

    Jen, I just am still appalled at her behavior towards you.

    I hope your new HC does well.

    I also hope others realize how she is going to bring them down.

  165. onlygirl says:

    i am not the least bit suprised by how she treated jen. it is the correct response for kims character. i am really glad you are getting away from the congo, i loved your idea when i was on ds, and i think you will do great on your own. good luck to you.

  166. theboardbitch says:

    anyone else hear the teacher from Charlie Brown when Kim starts posting?

  167. sbolen says:

    Yeah, I like the drama too. My life sucks right now and need a diversion. Thanks for reminding me about how sucktastic my life is right now.

    Ha! I love how Kim asked everyone to PM her on DS if they have an issue. Why is that? So she can go running to Lee and say that someone has been mean to her?

  168. subpariq says:

    “anyone else hear the teacher from Charlie Brown when Kim starts posting?”

    No way! I idolize her for the infallible goddess that she is and hang on her every word as a good minion should.

  169. sbolen says:

    “wow!! some of you must really have pathetic lives!!!”
    Why yes, I do like drama. My life does suck right now and I enjoy the diversion from my real life. But thanks for reminding me how sucktastic things are for me right now!

    Anywho, I loooove how Kim asked anyone who has a problem with her to PM her on DS. Why is that? So you can go running to Lee and tell them that the girls have been picking on you?

    Kim, I really don’t understand why you don’t realize that these people are trying to give you feedback and tips on how to improve your business. Here’s a hint. Step back, pretend you are someone else, and read what you are doing and saying….see if you feel any different.

  170. cassie says:

    oh sbolen, you know that even if kim pretended to step outside herself for a moment, it would only be into the shoes of someone who thinks EXACTLY like her, thus making her incapable of seeing anything even REMOTELY resembling common sense…

    but i’m sorry life sucks for you right now:( *hugs*

  171. What a wanker says:

    Kim, just because it’s critisism and just because it’s said a bit harshly, doesn’t make it invalid.

    If you truly care about your character and your sales, take a look at the critisism and take it for what it is and improve yourself instead of whining about the big meanies on the blog.

    It really is constructive critisism. I think people may be getting harsher and harsher because you absolutely refuse to admit you are anything less than perfect.

    how sad for you. no room for improvement. that would be a miserable life.

  172. oh!thedrama says:

    What a wanker… you are totally spot on!! Great post!

    The criticism only turned truly sharp when she began to repeatedly bury her head in the sand like an ostrich. I can almost picture her sitting at her computer going “la la la.. NOT LISTENING.” Because obviously, if she were listening, she would be trying to address some of the issues raised about her workmanship, her product, and her business. Instead, she’s obsessed with being “untouchable, un-criticizable” Kim (lol. I think I made that last word up!). Anyhooooooo… **hugs** to the mama’s with sucky situations right now. BTDT, and am kinda there right now. The internet (and it’s lovely dramas) are sometimes a perfect escape from the crapola lots of us have to put up with in our every day lives. I totally understand that!

  173. DS Drama Mama 2 says:

    OK, did a little research and from what I can find on DS, Kim started TALKING about getting testers between 3-10 and 3-17, the thread has been deleted but it is cashed in google.

    So her testers AT BEST had their items for 2 weeks TOPS, most likely one week before her stocking her “firsts” items on the congo. That isn’t saying much for her testing of her items.

  174. sbolen says:

    Eh…I was being overly dramatic to make Notsointothedrama feel bad…hee hee. Thanks for the hugs though 🙂
    Things are too bad for me this week! We’re not in the hospital, my mom is here for the week so my house is clean and organized, and DH is being a saint!
    If only Kim had to deal with half the shit going on in my life…maybe then she’d step back and realize that critisizm of her asspuppets isn’t the end of the world.

  175. ERIN says:

    TO ALL OF YOU BASHING KIM. I’VE SEEN HER STUFF. IF i CLOTH DIAPERED I WOULD BUY FROM HER. I THINK HER STUFF IS REALLY CUTE. NO SHE MAY NOT BE AN EXPERT AT SEWING LIKE SOME OF YOU FUCKTARDS, BUT HER STUFF IS REALLY CUTE. YOU ARE COMPLETILY CHILDISH FOR RUNNING AROUND AND BAD MOUTHING PEOPLE. I MEAN COME ON. WHO CARES ABOUT HER TESTERS. IF YOU DON’T LIKE HER PRODUCT DON’T BUY IT.

  176. DS Drama Mama 2 says:

    Welcome Erin. A lot of people care about testers. If you don’t then fine, but I won’t buy untested products for more that other stores are selling similar products for. Kimbellishments ‘ products will not hold up to vigorous washings.

    And since you are someone who has personally seen some of Kim’s / Kimbellishments items, it is nice to hear that we were right, she is NOT an expert at sewing and needs some lessons.

    Also, you may want to try posting in lower case letters next time. It is difficult for people to read and take you seriously when you post in all caps.

  177. DS Drama Mama 2 says:

    Erin,

    I wanted to add that Kim/ Kimbellishments faults lie far beyond the diapers. Please read the things she has said, even prior to being “attacked” as she puts it.

    She lies, she has had 4 names on this board, 2 of which she tried to pretend were not her, possibly 5 if her husband was not really the one to respond in one comment.

    She uses words like Giz or Jiz, she comments on how lowly everyone else is, and the list goes on.

    She is no better than anyone here. She has no class, and she can’t sew. Although she proclaims she is better than all of us, that she has more class and we will never be in her social circle, etc. She pretends to be Christian. She makes idol threats. The list goes on and on.

    By sending people like you here to defend her, she is just making herself, her store, and her congo all look bad.

    At least one congo member has already left the congo b/c of her behavior and her drama. This is in no way our fault. She puts herself out there in the way that she is being perceived.

  178. Liljoeysmom says:

    Jen please make an announcement when your cart is up. I want to add you to my favorites!

    Erin, since you don’t cloth diaper you clearly have no idea how durable they need to be and clearly you’ve never used her items. Tell Kim to send a tester or someone who actually owns an asspuppet to come defend her.

  179. kiwi says:

    Seriously Erin? I seem to remember Kim running around to several boards and bad mouthing people during her big overly-dramatic banning from DS. Oh, I forgot, that’s different. *insert eyeroll here*

    If you don’t cloth diaper, then how do you know that her stuff is usable? Do you have any idea how rigorous a washing routine can be? I think that opinions from mamas with experience in both cloth diapering AND sewing are a little more trustworthy than the opinion of a non-CDing save-a-ho that Kim sent over here. If you like her stuff, fabulous. That doesn’t change my opinion in the least.

  180. DiaperTwatters says:

    Erin, by you coming here, you’ve accomplished nothing positive for Kim, you only made her look worse. Good job! You proved us right!

  181. cassie says:

    oh noz, another minion. we should link her to all the blogs that kim has made an ass of herself, so this follower can “educate” herself before she comes back trying to blow smoke up our butts.

  182. sbolen says:

    Okay,
    You saw a diaper that looked nice, but you don’t cloth diaper. So you have no idea the quality of it…besides looking pretty.
    Yeah, you know what else was nice? That’s like saying the Bluth Houses from Arrested Development should be purchased cause they looked good from the outside!

  183. DS Drama Mama 2 says:

    Well, she hasn’t come back to defend Kim… maybe she gets what a simple minded moron Kim really is?

  184. ERIN says:

    Look I’m sorry about my last post. It just makes me mad when people go behind someones back and then bad mouth them. If you noticed a problem with her stitches and didn’t think they would hold up good. Or that her tester needed to test the product a lot longer to make sure it was good work. Why not send her a pm and give her some advice instead or trashing her. She may have took some kind advise and some help. If you had already done that and she didn’t listen. Ok there is nothing you can do.

  185. DS Drama Mama 2 says:

    No one went behind her back. Kim reads this blog multiple times a day. She and her friends said that her work was great. I pointed out how it honestly wasn’t. I know the difference. I work with other WAHMs and know that testing and sewing skills are essential.

    She doesn’t listen. This is not the first thread where people have tried to talk to her about trying out products and on how to take criticism. She doesn’t take it well at all.

    People have tried to talk to her about it.

    And on top of it, many of us can’t send her PMs b/c we were banned while defending her on DS.

    Thank you for coming back and using lowercase type. And for being a big girl and apologizing. It is appreciated 😀 We hope that you enjoy the blog and keep coming back.

  186. Incognito says:

    I find it super hilarious that when you type “Kimbellishments” into google, that the first thing to come up is this blog. It is great that all potential customers of Kim’s will get this blog first and can see for themselves what type of person Kim is before they decide if they want to buy from her or not. I think THAT is a ton better than any feedback someone would leave her. I know she isn’t the type of person I would want to buy from. The fact that congo-mates have chosen to stand by her bad sewing and horrid personality just strengthens my choice to not buy from that congo. The other businessness will be tainted by the lies and nastiness that Kim spews across the ‘net.

  187. DS Drama Mama 2 says:

    😀 isn’t it amusing?

  188. Liljoeysmom says:

    I hope she throughly tests her prefolds and not just by sticking them on her kid for an hour before she sells them to the public. I’d hate to see her next stocking full of the wonky prefolds she’s trying to make with her new serger.

  189. DS Drama Mama 2 says:

    Yeah, I posted a warning to her about the serger in the Kimbellishments thread… I don’t know if she realizes how hard it is to get on right at first… lots to learn on them. It took me quite a while before I was happy with my products. I still don’t know if I would sell them…

  190. DS Drama Mama 2 says:

    http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=392268

    Kimbellishments got her serger and doesn’t know how to use it!!! 😀 Told ya. She is already sewing her stocking it looks like. SMART. Especially since she says the material was so expensive.

    Man I am going to love getting to see this stocking.

  191. cassie says:

    and the plot thickens… off to read the kimbellishments circus

  192. Kelolsen says:

    Erin, “cute” and “truly usable” don’t necessarily mean the same things. Lots of diapers are cute and they fall apart. Just b/c its cute doesn’t mean it will hold up. That’s what people are worried about – will they stand the test of time, not just a one wear wonder type of deal.

  193. Stacey says:

    oh gosh…did this turn into a Kim thing? yawn.

  194. That’s what I’m saying Stacey. You can’t even talk about crappy WAHMs without Kim’s name coming up. Sad, isn’t it?

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