Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sew It! Baby Booties

Here they are! My first ever Baby Booties. I'm pretty happy with them.
The sides are a bit puckered and I'm not sure why. These were my practice pair and I might do another practice pair to make sure I can make them without the puckers.

They were very simple to make and I found the Tut very easy to follow. It took me around 1 1/2 hours to make start to finish.

Visit Sew Chic and Unique on Weds for links to all the cute baby booties!

Monday, March 29, 2010

A Year of Cloth Diapering-Part 2 Plus a Giveaway on Thursday

Did I tell you how much I love my Tiny Tush Elite One Size diapers? Well, I do! They work just as well as those more popular brands but the company is family owned and operated. I Love supporting those types of businesses. It was our first pocket diaper with snaps and I love that they don't all stick together in the wash.

After reading many great reviews I finally bought Rockin Green Soap and fell in love!! Rockin Green just came out with their new "Hard Rock" version for hard water. I saved up my Pay Pal and bought a bag the day it went on sale. It's great! A must have for every Cloth Diapering Mama. In October we went on several long weekend trips and used Gdiapers loaned from a friend. We used disposable inserts on both trips and had a great experience. I have recently bought 4 to use on our trip to Folly Beach this summer.

I also had to have the new Flip diaper! The flip diapers are a cover and insert combo where you can just change the insert each time. I have 2 covers, blue and green, and 5 or 6 of the microfiber inserts. They are really trim but don't hold a lot. They tend to bunch up in the middle when he has them on for too long. If he poo's I have to change the whole set up so we only use these when we're hanging around the house.
I can keep him in only a diaper because he hasn't figured out how to un-snap them yet!

This was my second attempt to make recycled wool longies and I still haven't finished the waistband or lanalized them yet. Eli thinks they're too girly. My first attempt I fleted the sweater too long and had to make them into newborn longies because they shrunk so much!

Ethan got some money for his birthday so I bought him two diapers that I really wanted to try out. This one is a Happy Heinys One Size with Snaps. I can't wait for their new "Beta" Organic One Size to come out!

I have also recently won a yellow Happy Heiny's from Mama Dweeb! I don't have any pics of it, though.

This is a Rump-a-Rooz in Whales Tale, also a One Size Pocket. This diaper can go super small and starts to fit around 6lbs and fits up to 35lbs. I will be investing in a few of these for the next baby. I can't get away without mentioning my favorite place to buy Cloth Diapers: Abby's Lane. They have almost everything you could ask for to cloth diaper your baby. They have awesome customer service ( I really think Stephanie, the owner, is online all the time!) and FREE Shipping! If you sign up for their mailing list you get an email about once a week telling you all the great specials and new items. They even have a code to get 5% off just for getting the newsletter!

On April 2 I will be writing as part of the Cloth Diaper Carnival VII: Newborn Cloth Diapering. I didn't cloth diaper Ethan until he was two months old but I look forward to starting a birth the next time around!

Now for the good stuff: I will be doing my first official Review and Giveaway on Thursday April 1!!!! This little fitted number Ethan is modeling is a dream come true:) I can't wait to tell you all about it and one lucky winner will get one all their own!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Fluff The Bum Cloth Diaper Event


The Eco-Cheap Mom is having a Fluffy Event! April 1-30 she is giving away 22 cloth diaper related items! I'm excited to find this giveaway and her blog. Go here to join in the fun!

Friday, March 26, 2010

A Trip to the Zoo with Caroline

The peacocks were putting on quite a show when we went to the zoo on Wednesday. Caroline and her Mommy met us there and we had a great time, leaving just as the rain started.

Ethan is not as into the animals as Caroline was. All Ethan wanted to do was walk and "talk". La, La, La....

"What is that on the ground? Is it something good to eat?"

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Random Tuesday- I wish I had my Camera with me....

Picture it: A man standing in the middle of the road. His car is engulfed in flames and smoke. He is putting it out with a fire extinguisher.....while smoking a cigarette. I sat there holding my breath, waiting for the car to explode.

Not a good idea to stand on the street corner begging for money....while talking on your cell phone. It doesn't really give the impression that you're in need of money.

And now for some random shots of my cheesy boy:

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sew It! It's time to Vote....

It's time to vote for the craft project for the week! If you want to join in go to Sew Chic and Unique and pick between:


The cloth baby shoes have been in the running for several weeks now and I know a few soon to be born babies that would look super cute in these! But my ironing board is in much need of a makeover and the jewelry wrap would help me practice my zipper skills (which I avoid like the plague!). Humm.... I may have to make them all!!
Here are a few things I've been sewing this last week:

Aprons to hold little boys crayons.

Please excuse my very reluctant model. It must be nap time.
I've been practicing sewing with elastic thread. I think I'm in love! This little girls dress started out as a top for me but I didn't have enough material. The elastic makes it shrink to about half the original size. Can't wait to get my first dress made and post pics!

Just a good example of why you should NOT sew over your pins.
Happy sewing!


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