Friday, December 28, 2007

Different Diapers/Covers

I decided to get my lazy bum into gear and start making more diapers. My little one will be here in five weeks or less, and I really needed to get into gear. This diaper was made using the Mama Bird Fitted Diaper Pattern. On the inside I used sherpa. I love using the sherpa because it makes the diaper seem sooo soft.
These two diapers, I made using the Darling Diaper Pattern. One is made using snaps, which I borrowed from my cousing, and the other one I figured I could pin or use a snappy on it. They are both infant fitteds that are made out of old t-shirts that I found around the house. They are actually made out of my maternity shirts that are too big for me, so they stretch a lot, compared to other t-shirts. I had a lot of fun making these diapers, and the snaps are awesome to use.

This is from the Rita's Rump Pocket Diaper Pattern. I used flannel I got from Jo-Anns fabric store that was on sale. I know I am having a girl, but I figured this diaper is going to need a cover, so that is why I have my John Deere fleece cover. The fleece covers are made from the Rita's Rump Cover Pattern. They are both very easy to make, and take almost no time at all once you start them. I really liked how the Pocket Diaper turned out, and I might actually go and buy some girly flannel so she can have some cute diapers.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

New Sewn Wool Soakers

I found out how to sew wool soakers together from old sweaters. It's so easy, and it's a lot of fun. They look great when they are finished and they are so colorful as well. My cousin gave me the site for the pattern, and I love it! They look so cute!!!
This one is one of my newborns. The wool is super soft. Perfect to bring her home in!!!

These two are from the same pattern. The one to the left is a small, and the one to the right is a medium. I'm trying to make all that I can right now, because once the baby gets here I won't have time to make them as much as I am now. These are easy, and they don't take too much time at all.

These are my small leggings the baby can wear when she gets here. It is a wool soaker, but I think they're cute just to be worn as pants, and I can put a pocket diaper on with these. It's made from an old sweater from my cousin, and they're my first pair. I think they turned out pretty good! As I make some more I will post more. I am now working on a pink pair of leggings she will be able to wear when she is around one year of age.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Space Diaper

Here is my most recent diaper. It is a space pattern PUL, Jeremiah really likes outer space, and so he wants his baby sister to wear this. The pattern I used is a celtic cloths pattern, which I printed from their website. I sewed the elastic on the seam again, so the suede cloth would show through. You can really see it on this diaper. It's a medium, so she won't be able to wear this diaper for awhile. But it's best to be ahead of the game, and have all that I need before she gets here.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Swim Pocket Diaper

I decided to make a new pocket diaper. It has swimming/lifeguarding things around the material for the PUL. I also decided to sew the elastic on the seam, so that the suede cloth was showing on the outside of the diaper. It's kind of hard to see because the PUL is whitish in color, and the suede cloth is also white in color. It turned out to be great though!!!! I used the mama bird pattern again, but I tweaked it a little bit. I added some of my own features that I really like. Such as a tab for the back elastic to come down. I could use this as a diaper, and as a swim diaper for early summer, even though it has the touch tape.

This, to me, is my cutest diaper yet! I am very proud of myself for this one. It shows that I am getting better as the days continue.

We're having a baby girl!!!

Well, we just found out this weekend we're having a baby girl. I have nothing for a baby girl, since my first was a boy. I can't wait to start making pink and purple fitteds for her. I think it will be so cute. I may change the diaper that I want the baby to come home in, now that she's a girl, I don't want her to come home in blue and plaid. I want her to come home in something more girlish. Will post more pictures later as I make more!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Prefold-Very first Diaper

This is my first prefold diaper. I don't remember where I got the pattern from, but it was very easy to follow. I used an old flannel shirt with 6 layers to soak in the middle. The I turned it around and topstitched the edges. Kind of ugly, and not exactly straight, but not too shabby for my first prefold. I actually think this was my first diaper all together.

AIO Diapers

The bottom diaper is my first AIO diaper. The same as the fitted, I used the mama bird pattern, and did black elastic around the whole edge of the diaper. I used velcro instead of hook and loop because I was impatient and I wanted to make my diaper as soon as I could. The touch tape came about a week later, and so I finished my stash of newborn AIOs. Daddy will enjoy using these diapers, as they are easier for him to use, with no pins and covers. I just love all of the colors I have so far, white is too boring for me. :)

Fitted Diaper

Here is my first newborn fitted. I used a mama bird pattern. The wings are kind of small, so I wished that I would have made them a bit larger. I used flannel all around for this diaper, that includes the soaker pad that I sewed in. This might be what the baby goes home in, because he/she won't be able to fit into it for very long. It's super small, probably up to 10 pounds.

Baby Jeremiah

Here is my little guy when he was 6 months old. (I'm just testing a picture to see how it works to post them.) Now he's four, and will be five when we have number 2. It's amazing how fast they grow up!

New to cloth diapers

This is my first time ever making my own blog. Hopefully I do it all correct. I didn't make, or use cloth diapers for my first child, but we wanted to. The availabilty of the washing machine did not help. Now that baby #2 is on the way, we have everything we need, and I can't wait to start using the diapers! I will post pictures as I get better at working this site out.