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.