Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Cloth diapers

I plan on using cloth diapers on this babe when she arrives.  Although, I don't really want to start until she is about 6 or 8 weeks old.  I didn't want to start with newborn size diapers as they generally only go up to 10 pounds or so.  All my babies have been big and 10 pounds would get about 2 weeks worth of wear in my house.  So I started out buying and making size small which goes up to about 20 pounds.  My last baby was 20 pounds at 7 months so I still may not get much wear out of these!

I bought a bunch of the Babyville items at JoAnn's and set to work making diapers.  I made a few testers first for my sister and a friend.  Both have reported that the diaper worked fine and has held up.  So I made 12 for myself so far.  I still have 8 more to make but it gets so boring!  I am not a very dedicated assembly line seamstress. 

These are all the same pattern, some just have velcro, some are snaps, some have curved tabs, some are square, but the basics are all the same.  A waterproof PUL outer, microfleece inner with a pocket to stuff a prefold or soaker into.

Here is the inside!

These 2 have a knit outer layer, then the waterproof PUL and then the microfleece inside layer.

Here is another I made for my nephew with the last boyish piece of PUL I had.

These have coordinating tabs!


So far that's all I have!  Hopefully within the next 6 or 8 weeks I can find time to sew a few more.  I definitely don't want to do laundry everyday! 


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Baby Nursery

Still no baby!  I have now spent 2 weeks of my life waiting on past due babies, but everyday gives me more time to get more stuff done that I didn't know I needed to do!

I finished up the nursery some time ago.  Probably back in October.  I let my older girls pick out the bedding and of course they chose the pinkest, girliest stuff they could find.  Honestly though, I like pink and girly and they were thrilled that they are included in the plans.  We also let them pick the middle name, which of course they like to brag about!

Here is the bedding they chose...

Here is the only baby enjoying this nursery right now!

The crib and rocking chair.  The last time we used the crib we used it as a day bed and now we are unable to find the parts to put the last side back on.  Story of my life.  But hubby has an idea to just permanently affix the side. 

Cute little birdie picture from Hobby Lobby that needs to go on the wall!  Still!

I had these plain curtains from WalMart that we brought with us from our old house and they were just sitting in a box.  The curtains that matched the bedding were really expensive so I figured I could just embroider these to match!  I am glad I did!  The girls think I need to put a butterfly on the other side....

That's about it so far.  I have moved the long dresser onto another wall so that I could use the top of it like a changing table and then moved its matching tall dresser into the corner that the other was in.  The dressers have a matching bed in the basement that baby can use when she gets older.  They originally belonged to my Grandmother who bought them in the 1960's.  They must be very well built to make it all this time!  I bet Granny never thought her 7th great grandchild would be using them 50 years later!