Saturday, October 24, 2009

Another To-Do List

I started a to-do list when I was pregnant with Isaac. Then we moved and I never got to really sew him anything up. But now I get to do it all over again. :) I have a lot to sew up this time. I really want some nb, and smalls instead of just prefolds. I loved using the prefold, and I got a good deal on them, since I couldn't sew my own with moving and fixing up the repo.

To-Do for Joel
1. Finish 2T/3T trainers

To-Do for Isaac
1. Fix elastic on all the BG's.

To-Do for New Baby
1. NB QSFW -6 5
2. NB EZ-Dipe - 6
3. NB La-Di-Da -6
4. NB Fattycakes -4
5. NB diaper cuts - 3
5. Finish small fattycakes I startetd for Isaac, then he outgrew.
5. Small QSFW -6
6. Small EZ-Dipe - 6
7 Small La-Di-Da -6
8. NB Upcycled Wool Soakers -3
9. NB Fleece Soakers - 3
10. NB PUL Cover DDNB - 1
11. Small PUL Cover DD- 1
10. Small Upcycled Wool Soakers -3
11. Small Fleece Soakers - 3

To-Do for Mommy
1. Family Cloth
2. Post Partum Pads -6

To-Do Misc.

I'll add to this list and cross off as I get things done. Sounds busy. Now if only I wasn't so tired when the kids were sleeping, I might have time to get some started.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Win Free Diapers on Facebook

I love making my own diapers, but I came across on kissaluv's facebook page that you can win free diapers from them. All I had to do was write about their diapers on my blog or tweet. To me, free cloth is better than sewing your own. Though I still find myself pulling the ones I made first before any bought ones. :)

Check them out to see how you can enter.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hooded Poncho


Another off topic sewing project. Anybody with babies and toddlers know that carseats are required for the first 6 years of their life. Good weather or bad. But in the cold weather months we bundle our children in coats that are thick and bulky. They make carseats potentially not safe if left on. But when it's blizzard-like outside, you don't really want to take the time to get that coat off. I found myself waiting until the latest I could to put coats on my children. All the while wondering what outsiders are thinking of me and my parenting skills. Walking in with them wearing sweatshirts and no winter coats... I found somewhere a poncho made for carseats and thought, that is just what I need. So I made one for Isaac. This is just two layers of fleece and then a hood sewn to the layers.

I got the pattern from diaper swappers, here. I just left the bottom layers unfinished for now. Fleece doesn't need to be finished, so I'm happy with it. I kept this real long. This year it won't matter much since Isaac won't be walking. Plus it doubles as a blanket for him. And I'm hoping it will still fit him next winter, as well.

Don't mind the sour face. He'd just woke up from his nap and did not like something thrown over his face. When trying it on before the hood, he loved it. Laid right down and snuggled up into it like a blanket. :)