Cloth diaper sweat shop … I mean retreat

They’re done! All 36 cloth diapers are assembled, the PUL has been resealed and they are neatly arranged in the changing table dresser. I finished this monumental task over the weekend at quilt retreat, where I didn’t actually do any quilting, but did enjoy the company of plenty of women who did. They all had […]

Two for one, making the most of scraps

Normally when I buy PUL for making cloth diapers I purchase 22 inches of yardage. That is more than enough to make four cloth diapers from one width of fabric, which means I already have enough PUL to make additional sizes as my baby grows. But when I picked up some pink girly prints to […]

Diaper sewing marathon – Part one

Me: “I went through 10 yards of Velcro yesterday.” Husband: “That’s a first down.” I had a cloth diaper sewing marathon over the weekend. It was all in preparation for getting as much work done as possible before quilt retreat next weekend so I can get this very essential task done well in advance of […]

Ready or not

There is a pretty good chance I’m going to have the baby early, possibly today or tomorrow even. About a week ago my blood pressure spiked. It wasn’t so high to induce before I was full term, but it was high enough to have me work from home for the rest of the pregnancy. See […]

Cloth diapers, cute booties and leaks

Angela finally managed to sleep long enough for me to get a dozen cloth diapers in a newborn size finished, which means we’ve been putting them to the test for the first time. Of course, as soon as I put her in one of the cloth diapers, she took a massive poop. I’m happy to […]

March quilting goals

I feel so behind. Here we are almost a full week into March and I still haven’t set my quilting goals for the month, or sewn a stitch outside of the Block of the Month class I taught last Saturday. Finish nursery sewing March is going to be dominated by baby nursery sewing. I’m down […]

It’s going to be a sewing weekend!

This weekend I have zero plans. No in-laws to get the house spotless for. No closets I feel the need to organize. No events I need to attend. That means I’m sewing all weekend. It’s been a while since I spent the weekend at my machine and besides a quick clean of the house and […]

Pretty in pink

Angela is so teeny tiny that the 42 super-cute cloth diapers I made her are WAY too big. They’re for babies 8 to 20 pounds and at just under 6 pounds Angela is swimming in newborn clothes and has no hope of fitting into the diapers. I didn’t make any diapers in the newborn size […]

It’s all about good preparation

When I attended my first quilt retreat I brought a stack of fat quarters and a pattern from a magazine I wanted to make. My table-mate brought all her pieces pre-cut and ready to sew. We both got about the same amount of work done, but at the end of the weekend, it looked like […]