Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tighty Whitey Hipsters!

So, Erin gave me a new free diaper pattern to try, and I love it! It is called Tighty Whitey Hipsters.

Here is the link...

I have so many t-shirts to make diapers out of. Here is one that I did last night to give the pattern a try, and it turned out great!

The diaper is made out of an old t-shirt that Jake and I never wore, so I figured why not make it into a diaper, and Danica can have a use out of it. The top and bottom layer are of the t-shirt. I have a hidden inner layer of fleece in the t-shirt, and it makes it quite thick for a good fitted diaper. There is also a hidden soaker with the hidden layer of fleece. In the directions it says to serge around the soaker. Well, my serger needs re-threaded, and I don't know how to do it, so I just zigzagged around it. After I was all done with pinning and sewing, I topstitched the whole thing front and back, except for around the elastic.

Then I snapped the snaps in place, and the diaper was done. I think the next time I am going to do hidden snaps to try it out and see how it works. I don't really mind my snaps to be showing, but I want to try it out, since I never have tried it out yet.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Behind on Updating...

WOW!!! I've been so busy that I haven't had time to update anything! I have been making a few diapers here and there for Danica! I should take a picture of them so that I can share what I have done.

I have made some fattycakes for her and they're so cute!!! I will update later...

Stinky Diapers???!!!

Ugh! My diapers have never smelled so bad before! I am trying to strip them, and they just don't want to get the smell out of them. Here is my latest try at getting rid of that stinky diaper smell...

1. Cold rinse
2. Hot wash normal with detergent
3. Cold rinse
4. Hot was with baking soda, and a tiny amount of detergent
5. Cold rinse
6. Cold rinse times 10!!!

Every time I peeked into the washer while it was rinsing, there always seemed to be bits of suds, so I kept on rinsing them. Hopfully this will work at getting the smell out! I've tried Calgon, and that doesn't seem to work for my diapers. So, hopefully baking soda will help!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Nemo and Spngebob Fattycakes!!!!!

So my cousin gave me a diaper pattern to use with Danica. It is called Fattycakes, and it has side snapping! I thought I would make some, and they turned out so cute! I love making pocket diapers for her! I used a medium, but I think I am going to have to go up a size, as my little girl is growing up way too fast! Her legs are so chunky! I will post the larges when I get them accomplished, but for now, here is the mediums.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Daisy giving kisses to Danica!!!

Daisy loves to kiss Danica whenever she gets a chance to. So we decided one day we were going to let her kiss her feet. Well, Danica loved it and had smiles through the whole thing!!

Wee Weka Diaper

Here is a WeeWeka Diaper. Instead of using the snaps, I tried to just use velcro. I can already tell that it's not going to fit her for very long, because she is getting so big, and the velcro won't hold up the weight as well as the snaps would. Then, the other day, my hubby was holding her, and he felt something warm, well, she got him! If I keep using this diaper I am going to have to put pants on her so I know it will stay on!!!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Story Time!!!!

One of the things we like to do before we go to bed is read stories. Jeremiah would read five or more if I gave him the time. Now that Danica is older she likes to also look at the books as well. It's a good way for us to calm down for the evening, and my kids know bedtime is near. At two months, Danica actually sat through two stories, so we're getting her on the right track for reading!!!

Goodness Gracious Diaper

This is a Goodness Gracious diaper. I got the pattern from my cousin who also sews diapers. I make them for my daughter, Danica. I used a single layer of sherpa on the inside of the diaper, and then I used two layers of sherpa, and two layers of flannel on the outside for the outside soaker. I serged around the whole diaper, and also serged the outer soaker in place, which makes for easier drying for me. When I made the diaper, I did a medium, and only made one. Boy, and I glad I did, as the medium is too small for Danica. Her chunky legs can't make it around, and I needed to make the rise longer. At least I now know, so the next diaper will be much better. This pattern was so simple to use, I was able to complete this diaper today in only a few hours. That is, taking care of Danica first, so not bad at all!! :) I may use touchtape on the next one, but I'm not sure. I don't mind using the snappi on her, it's so easy, and that way I can save my touchtape for when I really need it. I am going to make some larges, and will post those later. I love the simplicity of serging around the diapers and not having to turn and topstitch them. Much less time consuming, and they even look cuter sometimes.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Wool Soaker Leggings

Here is Danica with her wool soaker leggings! I made them out of an old sweater that was given to me. The legs for her are the arms of the sweater. The pattern is from the Katrina's Quick Sew Soaker. This is too cute on her, plus it keeps her so warm. Too bad she'll be out of it before too long.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Baby Legs!!!

I thought I would try out the baby legs I made for Danica! They are a tad too big right now, but next winter they will fit her great! I bought some Christmas socks on sale after the holidays, so the season isn't right for now, but they still work. I just cut off the bottom of the socks, and the heels of the socks, and sewed them together. Not the greatest craftsmanship, but they are my first pair. So as time goes by they will get better. I love the convenience of having these on her during the day because it makes for easier diaper changing. Plus, she looks so cute in them anyways. I will update with more photos when I get around to making some more.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

I know this is a Fuzzi Bunz Diaper on her, but we have three of them, and I had her wearing green all day to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. She was too cute in them, I couldn't resist taking these pictures! She has grown so much in the last month, you forget how small they used to be.

Just as her shirt says, she really is my "Lucky Charm."

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Diapers in Use!!!

Here is Danica in her fitted purple diaper and wool soaker I made. The diaper is from the Mama Bird Pattern, and the soaker is from the Katrina's Sew Quick Soaker Pattern. I love both of them. These diapers fit her so well right now, but I know that soon she will be out of them because she is growing up so fast. They grow out of the newborn diapers within the first month or two, it's crazy! I am planning on making some more soon, but we've been busy lately. (You can see why:-}) I have also made some nursing bra pads, which I will post later.

Friday, February 22, 2008

First Cloth Diaper!

Here is Danica in her first cloth diaper! She is only about a week old, so it looks huge on her! It was made by my cousing Erin, she is a stay at home mom, and makes cloth diapers of her own. She recently got a snap press, and made this diaper for me to try on Danica. She looks so cute in it! The funny thing is Joel, Erin's son, wore this diaper not to long ago himself, so I know that it is going to last Danica quite a while. Thanks Erin, it's cute!