Thursday, July 24, 2014

Fitted Diapers, with snaps

Here I go, upcycling again.

My snappi's no longer fit James well, they take quite a bit of stretching. I suppose with 17 months of daily use, 5-10 diapers a day they were well worth the money. Time to tuck them away for future babies.

In the meantime though, I needed to find a better, easier way to diaper James. With Mr. Sir gone off to training, cloth diapering has been put on the backburner a bit. Diapering, washing, drying and dealing with rash and ammonia isn't what I really want to deal with. Actually, I still WANT to deal with it, for the environment and the savings. It is just time consuming.

So, for my sanity I am finding other ways. This latest grand idea is to take the thinning prefolds, add a center absorbant strip that isn't sewn to the diaper, that way it has more surface area to help dry it. I bought a plastic snap pliers with some snaps to play with. I also use elastic on the waist, and legs to keep the messes in and for a slimmer fit. So far I have maybe 6 of these fitted diapers. Enough for one full day at home before I wash, dry, and repeat.

I am also upcycling old flannel cloth that I have lying around for the inserts, the flannel is from some shirts, sheets, and old projects. The inserts are also from some really thin diapers that only work as stuffers. I am trying to use up some odd thread colors that I have too, that is why the thread does not math.

Being human, I will admit that I do cheat. We use a disposable overnight because he sleeps better when he doesn't wake up with the urine next to his skin. Which makes momma sleep better, which in turn makes everyone happier. I also use a disposable in the mornings when he is sure to poop. Oh, the ease.

I have been sewing one at a time for a couple of months now. I intend to make a bunch more because I like them that much.

Oh, and the snaps. Amazing. He can pull them off but not as easy as velcro. They are easy to install too. I can add more snaps to them to create girth as he grows into the diaper. I only spaced out the snaps for girth on a few of the diapers because I am still playing around with the sizing.

But here you go, enjoy!

Yes, that is Garfield you see peeking at you from the open one.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Woodland Romper

  Haven't made too much lately. But I found this adorable woodland fat quarter at a Quilt Show that I just couldn't pass up. I only had a fat quarter, not enough for the whole thing but I think that I like it better this way.

It was just a simple romper pattern that I had. It is a size 2T which is why it is pretty baggy on my little 17 month old. But this way he can wear it for quite a while!

Of course, I can't post to the blog without a couple of selfies.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

BMT Graduation

Well, here is just a little update of what is going on in my newly minted military life. 

Mr. Sir graduated from basic military training a couple of weeks ago. James, my in-laws, my brother-in-law and I all went to Texas to see him.

It was awesome.

Watching Mr. Sir all proud and confident marching with all of the other airmen was really inspiring. They all just spent 8.5 weeks learning all about being airmen and this was their chance to show their friends and family. Seeing them walk in unison, salute, and recite the Airman's Creed was really neat.

We watched the Airman's Run where they run down a stretch surrounded by friends and family singing jodies (fun songs to inspire their running and keep them going). Then it was the coin ceremony. After that, I could finally (FINALLY) go down and give my husband a hug. He had to stand at ease, staring straight ahead until I went down onto the field to 'tap' him out. We were only allowed a brief hug and kiss because he was in uniform but just seeing him was enough for me. At this point James was SO tired, he had woken up early and missed his morning nap so he was a little bit of a grump. We plopped him in the stroller and went for a nice long walk, visiting with Mr. Sir while James took a nice nap.

We went to the Bomb Run, which is a field where they do ceremonies and there are all sorts of old airplanes surrounding it to look at. Mr. Sir and James walked together and looked at the Airplanes, it was really sweet.

There was more stuff that we did on base over the next couple of days but we also got to spend some time with Mr. Sir which was really nice. We wandered around on base and explored San Antonio a bit.

Now, Mr. Sir is at his technical training. It is really nice to be able to talk to him. He still has class during the day but in the evening we can visit and videochat, which is especially nice for James. Last night they played peek-a-boo and James kept pointing at the computer and looking at me going 'dadadada' it made my heart melt.

 Here is a little barrage of pictures from our trip, enjoy!

Mr. Sir is the 4th one from the left in the front of the picture.

My brother in law, James, and my father in law.

Mr. sir is in the back row, 4th airman from the left.

Daddy and James looking ants.


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At Seaworld.

At the Alamo

Both my men love their pizza.

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