28 August 2010

Cloth Diapers making progress

Here are a few of the ones I have done so far. I have only used up till this point free patterns on the web. But I am now at the point that I am going to make my own. Each style that I have made I have tried and I have one yet to fail. However I have come to 2 different conclusions. All in one diapers or AIO are easier to sew but I prefer the pocket diapers. Why? Because they dry quicker and I can change the absorbency for nap times or when I know Sara is going to be wearing it a while.
On a personal note I am sold on cloth diapers over the disposables. I recently got to do a week's worth of drill time so both girls had to go to a sitter. Which they both loved by the way. However to make the sitters life easier I bought disposables for Sara. By the end of the week I had her back in cloth diapers. She had the worst diaper rash yet. And no it was that the sitter didn't change her often enough. Her little bum just didn't like the chemicals or materials in them.
So I have been sewing like a mad women. Here are some pics...
I made these with one yard of Pooh fabric and even had a little left over to make a burp cloth. These are pocket diapers. Which I love. They are 2 different styles but they both work and fit the same just slight cosmetic difference.

This is a AIO diaper which again worked really well but it took a while to dry.

I wash all the diapers at night after I put Sara to bed then hang them outside to dry. The pocket diapers and soaker pads are dry by morning but the AIO's take till late morning to dry. Which impresses me because we live in the high desert area so it is 90 all night long and in the 100's by 10am. But they are very convenient when traveling.

So now I want to come up with my own pattern so i can combine the aspects that I like most about all the diapers. Oh yea and I just got a surger (Merry Christmas to me, lol) so I want to try to add that in as well. I think surging will make my job easier.

10 August 2010

Fantasy Blog Train

This was a lot of fun to do.
Come on back on the 15th and hop on the train.

05 August 2010

Saying goodbye to my best friend.

I just wanted to stop in and share a pic of my lil guy. I actually just put him down this last week. It was the hardest thing I have ever done. Not sure I am still Ok with it but I know it was the right thing to do. Tigger was 13 going on 14, with only 3 legs, going blind and had no teeth left. He was my 18th birthday present from my brother. We went thru graduating High School, College, my service in the military(including long deployments), the birth of my 2 daughters and the loss of my parents together. Everywhere I went so did he if it was possible. The fact that he only weighed 4 lbs helped alot with this. He was truely mans best friends and I pray that some day I will see him again.

Sorry to get so mushy, thank you for letting me share