Sunday, July 26, 2015

An Adventure in Cloth Diapers

So I went on a little adventure this week AND I want to tell someone about it!!!!

I have decided to change to cloth diapers, but I didn't know what I was getting myself into. Have you ever looked into cloth diapering? There are so many different kinds, but that is a discussion for another day. 

I have decided for now to make my own fitted diapers but as I get further into this cloth diapering thing I might change my mind ... we will see.

First, I had to try to find a pattern that I liked, and for me it had to be free. I am not going to put too much money into this if I still might change my mind. I found this one:  Diaper Pattern! There are a hundred patterns out there!







Next, I had to pick a material to make them out of. I decided to use flannel receiving blankets, so I started cutting out the pattern and laying them out. 



two pocket pieces 
Then, I wanted a pocket to pull the insert out for faster drying, so I watch some YouTube videos on all-in-one pocket diapers. There are a lot just to warn you. I modified my pattern. I just put the back of the the diaper pattern in the scanner and made a copy. Next I had to cut more pieces and lay It all out. 

Little extra











Finally, I got to start sewing my favorite part 
(even if i had to do it with a 10 month old on my lap)!
 All in all the first one took three days. Then I made a second one in one day, and the next day I made two inserts by cutting up a old towel and sewing the sides together. So five days and I have made two diapers with inserts, but I went to Wal-mart and bought covers. I don't want to deal with that YET!

Outside
Inside
This was my week. How was yours?

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Stuck in an Apartment

I have recently moved to a new state, and having trouble meeting new people. Well not meeting people. I can meet people, but it's moving to the next step that I have trouble. How do I go from acquaintance to friends?
I have moved from a house to a apartment. I need to find things to do out of the apartment to meet people.

So I have had a lot of time to crochet. My favorite thing to crochet is little toys for my two children, and gifts for my family.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

New year! Now what?

Ok, so its a new year to make a new me. I don't really want a new me just a healthier one! But I can not stop eating sweets. but I am exercising more. I have had sore arms for two day. from working out on my Wii Fit. It works if I can stick to it for more than a week. I think I made it two weeks last time... I want to at least make it a month, it should get easier after that... I better get to my Wii Fit then.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Protects


I am a very crafty person. I love to do almost anything to do with crocheting.
But do I have the time with two kids (14 months and 3 years) to do it? I did get some things done for Christmas. I even sold some things for the first time.
My sister was the one who started me on crocheting. I remember making chains all the time. I made bracelets and necklaces for ever one I knew.
Back to the point I cant seen to finish anything big because I can't see the progress.  I can make little things like little animals but that's it. Right now I am trying to make a wool hat for my husband but I feel like I am getting nowhere but I know I am 1/3 of the way there. But I don't want to do it any more. I have started looking for my next project thinking if I find something I want to make it will force me to finish the hat. I might just start the next one anyways.