Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Happiness Is...(Week 38)

I have been looking forward Happiness Is this week . I definitely need to focus on the happy at the moment.

Happiness is...
Pink hair & a snuggly baby. These things make me super happy.
 Gray Owl walls instead of crayon scribbles and ugly flat tan.
 The kids' living room toys now live in our ottoman and they like to climb in to play.
 This silly cheese face. I love this smile so much & he knows it. He will flash it while doing something naughty which sometimes distracts me from trying to stop the naughtiness.
Going for an evening walk is always entertaining with W around.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Happiness is...(week 37)

Miss Toothless!
 I'm painting the living room! & the baby decided to paint himself.
AVENGERS!!!! I made this awesome fitted diaper. We ♥ Iron Man & Thor around here.

My little cutie flossing.

 These crazy kids.

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Friday, September 13, 2013

My baby has a fluffy butt

So I have an addiction. To fluff. That's right I LOVE fluffy cloth diapers. I adore a little baby butt wrapped in big diaper. I want to #buyallthediapers. But my hubby would be SOOOOOO mad. So I made some fitted diapers.
(I apologize for the crappy camera phone pics but my big camera was broken by the 3 year old.)

I used the Goodness Gracious free pattern but I left off the second soaker pad because I am using 4 layers hemp for the internal soaker.
Serged pirate booty take 1. I'm going to go ahead and call this a practice run.

The outer cotton print is Pirate Plaid Skulls and Anchors that I picked up from Wal-Mart's remanent bin. The inside is brown minky from JoAnn Fabrics. The hook & loop is also from JoAnn.
 Based on the sizing guide for the pattern I decided to make a large (23-33#) since my son is almost 24#.
It did not fit. It kept falling down his little booty when he tried to run away in it!
Here is my 37# almost 4 year old modeling the size large.
 So after learning that my skinny boy is not a large I made this Avengers print (fabric from JoAnn Fabrics but it is now discontinued) in a medium. I also decided to try the turn and top stitch method and added a flannel layer in the middle which I attached the soaker too. The diaper feels a lot "sturdier" this way.
I haven't added any fasteners yet because I prefer snaps but don't have a pair of snap pliers. Yet.
W wants the diaper.

I used a grey micro fleece (from Hancock Fabrics) as the inner most layer to help wick away moisture and was photobombed by a baby.
Avengers fitted with an Avengers tee. I DIE!
 Lastly I made another pirate booty in a medium (with an extra flannel layer) and did a much better job serging.

I had to include this shot of my silly boy flossing.
As for absorbency, they are pretty good. Nap time but not overnight worthy. We did nap time in the Avengers and tried overnight in the medium pirate booty but had to do a change after 6 hours. They also take a while to dry.

I'm so happy with how they've turned out and can't wait to make more! I already have a Spider-Man cutout and waiting for me. I can't wait to share how it turns out!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Happiness is...(Week 36)

Purple hair! And today is W & my 18 month anni-nurse-ary.
Finally my supply is back up and I'm actually collecting a decent amount of milk for my milky baby.
 I cut, sewed and serged FOREVER to complete a special birthday skirt for C's 4th birthday party. Rainbow themed.
 I got the crafting bug and decided to make some diapers for W. Unfortunately my first try is WAY too big but C has claimed it and refuses to take it off. (She has been potty trained for almost 2 years...)

I'm a little late but still linking up over at Crazy Adventures in Parenting.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Happiness is...(week 35)

This week's Happiness is is a garden edition for me.
 My girls picking the leaves off of the fresh basil stems so we can make some yummy pesto.
 Drying a ton of cherry & golden grape tomatoes. I packed them in olive oil and with herbs and can't wait to try them out in a pasta dish.
 Balsamic Peppercorn Fig Jam. OMG! I always have tons of figs and now I have something to do with them!
 2 loaves of zucchini bread & a loaf of gluten free zucchini bread. All from ONE zucchini!
Oh and these 2 little dwarves. Grumpy & Happy.

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