Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Who knew?

When I started cloth diapering so long ago, I never realized how it would change my life. It sounds kooky, I know, but it is very true. Pre cloth diapering I was a mere dabbler in knitting. Now I am obsessed. I am now renewing my rocky, on again, off again relationship with my sewing machine thanks to cloth diapering. Look at what cloth diapering has driven me to:


Yes ladies and gentlemen, I made that with my very basic sewing machine. My husband asked me if I had bought that cover. It felt pretty good to tell him that I had made it all by myself. I found a really awesome free fleece soaker pattern and have been sewing up a storm. I needed (well wanted) some more soakers for the boys. The shorties that I had been making all winter do not do to well under shorts. This is soo much faster than knitting them, I can make one in about a half hour (if there are no kids bugging me). The yellow fleece was actually part of one of the million blankets that we were given as baby gifts.

I think I need to have another baby soon, because I have also been eyeing these websites. I am trying not to go too nuts with the boys, because I am hoping (fingers crossed) to potty train them both after the move (another reason I did not want to knit more soakers), but my fingers are itching to make more cute things than my kids could possible wear. I blame Diaper Swappers and it's craft forum!

13 comments:

Posh Totty said...

They are fantastic, well done.

You should make some to sell :o) Xx

Ginger said...

can i just say you are freaking amazing!!!!! those are very awesome!! when i grow up i seriously want to be like you. first i want to garden but i want to learn to sew. someday!!!

you da mom! said...

you are a knitting maniac! i remember when you were telling me how you should take up knitting again back when i'd post pictures of my projects! now i hardly do it anymore and you're on a roll! i'm envious. i'll get back there someday...

chichimama.com said...

Adorable! You could sell those!

Karen (Pediascribe) said...

HA! That's cute! Now, how did you get that picture?

"honey, bend over, I want to take a picture of your bum!" ;)

Guinevere Meadow said...

That is SO CUTE!!!

I tried cloth diapering, but I was a miserable failure. My problem wasn't with the diapers themselves, it was keeping up with with washing them. A bucket full of soiled diapers stinking up my house? SO not fun.

Maybe I'll try again with #2, whenever he or she decides to come around!

Tama said...

Those are so cute! Why didn't they have that stuff when my kids were babies?!!!

chelle said...

hehe that is awesome!!!!

Gina said...

That looks awesome! Again, jealous of the crafty people...

Amanda said...

That is amazing! I never had the guts to go cloth, but I did feel them once and man they are so soft!!

www.prayingforparker.com said...

These are soooo cute! You are so talented. Sewing AND knitting.

I am way impressed!

Valerie said...

Can I pay you to make me some for a baby shower? Holy toledo you are talented!!

Ginger said...

do you like cloth diapers? like how much do you like them?