Q: Are all of your items handmade?
A: The hangers, clothes, and towels are all pre-made, I simply hand decorate them. My dolls are completely handcrafted from head to toe, and the knitting needles are crafted from top to tip, but I don't harvest my own dowels.
Q: Can I choose a different color personalization on the hanger? Also, can I mix and match the animals and hanger colors?
A: Contact us and request a color change and tell us what color you prefer. Yes, you can mix and match the animals.
Q: How are the animals attached to the hanger? Can I remove them?
A: The original purpose of having the animal on the hanger was to distract a baby while you are changing them. Therefore, each animal has a small hand stitched loop attached to them, so they can easily slip on/off the hanger.
Q: Can I specify a particular color pattern when ordering the tie dye? I know the colors vary but I’d like to know exactly what I would be buying.
A: Contact us and explain what you need and we will gladly send you photos of what I have in stock and you can choose your favorites.
Q: I’m not sure what size snap suit to order as a gift, do you recommend a size for a newborn?
A: I think it’s always safer to buy a larger size than labeled. Newborns vary in size, and the smallest size may not be appropriate. If you know the baby is premature, or has a low birth weight, then the 5-8 lb size would be perfect.
Q: If the clothes I order don’t fit, can I return them?
A: If you haven’t washed or worn the clothes you may return them. Please contact us.
Q: Do the towels need to be washed, and what do I do if I have a loose thread?
A: Yes, the towels are new and should be washed before using. If you have a loose thread cut it with a scissors, don't pull it.
Q: Do you have other towel sizes available? I'm interested in a towel set.
A: Contact me and I will let you know what I have available.
Q: What are the dimensions of the apron? Do they come in any other size or length?
A: The aprons only come in one size and design for now. The length is approximately 22 inches, the width is approximately 26 inches, and the ties are each approximately 33 inches long. I'm currently considering different sizes/lengths. If you have a suggestion or a request, please email me.
Q: I’m having a problem making my bracelet can I contact you for help?
A: Absolutely, contact me. I would be happy to walk you through it. You can also view the video instructions and see if that helps. Also, you can search the internet for videos on bracelet making.
Q: Can you make me a recycled denim apron from my own jeans?
A: I can certainly use your jeans to make an apron. Custom aprons cost the same, they just take a little longer to make. It’s a great idea do use your own jeans or the jeans of someone special- it could be a friend, boyfriend, spouse or even your child. If you want your apron to have a lot of "character" you need to send me jeans that are nice and worn out.
Q: Can you make a gender neutral version of your denim apron, one without the floral top?
A: I'm working on that right now - a simple design that anyone can wear. Please send me an email if you have any interest in one, and I'll let you know how I'm coming along with the pattern.
Q: Can I order a Survival Bracelet Kit with two colors instead of just one?
A: Yes, just contact me or specify the colors in the notes section at checkout. I will contact you if I have any questions.
Q: I’m interested in a custom doll, what clothing is available for the doll?
A: Unfortunately, my dolls are delivered naked. I can put you in touch with hobbyist Dana Grant, if you are interested in clothes for your doll. Note: There are so many dolls on the market today and clothing sizes vary with the doll size. If you find a doll of a similar size, chances are the clothes will fit your doll as well. Contact us if you have any further questions about clothing. Note: Dana Grant designed and made the clothes pictured on the brunette and short haired blonde dolls. I painted the New York top on the brunette doll.
Q: Do the knitting needles come in any other size?
A: I only make size 10 needles. This size is perfect for all knitters, from the novice knitter to the more advanced one.
Q: How long will it take for my order to ship?
A: It all depends if something is in stock or if I have to custom make it. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.
Q: Where did you come up with the name Just Hanging Around?
A: I started my business with hangers, and the name came from that. I love the name because it has so much meaning for me. Whenever someone with school-age children says they work from home, some people have this vision that they eat bon-bons all day. So, whenever anyone asks me what I do all day long, I always say "I just hang around." I think it's important for people to understand that the stay-at-home parent is not just hanging out all day long, that they are actively involved in things. They may not be going to a 9-5 job, but they work hard, and their work has value. Stay tuned, I hope to start working again on my blog idea, I've just been too busy eating bon-bons to get it off the ground.