Tuesday, May 30, 2006

The Oddity

I made this last winter out of a felted red wool sweater, and the collar of a felted, cabled sweater. It looks weird but it kept the little one warm and dry all winter. Can be worn with collar/waistband up or down.

Plaid Diaper

Fleece outer, terry and 2 layers of birds eye inside. Used with soaker from shoe diaper. Actually worked (when used with Nicky cover) and didn't leak! Its own soaker is 4 layers of terry and a few of birds eye.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Wool Soaker

Well, the diapers are still a work in progress in terms of getting them to absorb. So in the meantime I made a wool soaker out of a sweater (aka a butt sweater, or a bum sweater). The sweater was 100% lambswool from Scotland, by way of the Salvation Army. I washed it in hot water and dried it in the drier. One adult sweater will yield 2 soakers and 1 pair of longies (long legged wool pants/soaker).
I ironed on her initials to the second soaker. There is no faded circle on it, the photo just appears that way.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Shoe Diaper

Smaller sized Ottobre. 2 layers birds-eye, one layer flannel for less bulk and quicker drying. Soaker is 8 layers birds-eye, 1 layer flannel. Top stitching on upper front. Front loop tape still needs to be applied.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Toile Diaper

Toile diaper from Ottobre Pattern . Click on left arrow to find diaper pattern.
Fold over laundry tabs for velcro, double layers of velcro. Quite a large diaper. Sized for 81-86 cm.

Monday, May 15, 2006

My first diaper

My first attempt at sewing a diaper. Diaper is constructed of the following four (4) layers: flannel, birds-eye diaper flannel, terry, birds-eye. Fold out soaker is 6 layers of birds-eye, 1 flannel, 1 fleece. Pattern is Wee Weka SML Fitted, found on this site: http://www.thenappynetwork.org.nz/diy.php
Not sure what size baby it fits yet, but I put it on a 17" bear to show the scale. Probably need to rethink placement of pink tag.

Mei tai, Part 2

Still no photos of the actual baby in the mei tai, but I have seen her in it and she likes both front and back carry. Here are some photos of the mom with her faux baby in the mei tai, and the real baby in the background.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006


Butterick Pattern 5439. Fabric: Tracy Porter for Joanne.
No pink tag.
I think I need a prettier hanger...

Waiting for the garbage truck

and looking mightly stylish while she does.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Dragonfly Pants

Here are the dragonfly pants. And Audrey trying out her new sandbox being built by her dad, on the left, and Uncle, on the right.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

My attempt at a mei tai

We'll have to see how it works with an actual baby in it.
The canvas material might be too heavy. Strap length to be adjusted by end user.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Gardening Girl!

Spring Time!

The little miss wearing her new spring jumper. See post below for pattern number.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Snappy Baby

A return to snaps for a new little one. Butterick 5439. Pretty morroccan print fabric.

The jumper that almost wasn't

A little something for a friend. Can you figure out what's wrong with it? This jumper did not want to be made. First the animals all turned upside down on the front, then the machine tried to eat the thread and fabric (check your needle size! don't use a size 16 needle on light fabric) but all's well that ends well and it's very cute.