Sunday, August 30, 2009

A gift set and some odds and ends...

I was pretty excited to cut into my Michael Miller "Rustic Guitars" fabric for this custom wetbag/change pad gift set. I started with the change pad and ended up with something wonderful, but when I went to work on the wetbag, I realized I had overdone it with the size of the change pad! The set is meant to have a wetbag with a pocket that neatly holds a change pad for when you are out and about. So I went back to the cutting mat and created a reversible change pad that was travel size - not home size!

I love how this set turned out! This picture shows the set opened up with the corner flipped to reveal the coordinating Rock'n'Roll fabric.
All packed up and ready to go! There is enough room left in the pocket to stuff a couple wipes as well.
And here is the first reversible change pad. It is pretty cute, though it has some slightly crooked stitching around the edge. Nothing that will effect performance though. Not sure yet if I am going to keep this one or post it in my Instock Items or make a set with it...hmmmmm
I had a mama purchase some Dry Nights Ditto Daddy Boxers with Beefed-up inserts and doublers from me a little while back. She loves them and needed some more so she found some gently loved ones and scoped them up. The only problem was the inserts were not enough for her heavy night wetter. We came up with a Beefed-up doubler insert to work with her single snapping boxers. Hopefully these will keep her son leak-free and sleeping soundly!
And last but not least, a cute little fleece soaker for sweet mama!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Soft and Squishy Bamboo Diapers...

Quick Dry Fitted with Targeted Wetness Control
Update (March 7, 2010):  Testers have returned some great feedback!  Round 2 of these fabulous diapers has begun with a few going out already and a few in use in my stash.  The improvements have made these diapers the favorite in my fitted stash!  Check out the newest edition of the Quick Dry Fitted with Targeted Wetness Control in this post!
Over the past several months, I have had a number of requests for bamboo fitted diapers. I want to be sure the items I sell are items I believe in, have tried, and would use, so my two little monkeys became my testers once again! I worked on creating a diaper that took into account the things that are important to me: maximum absorbency where needed, reduce bum bulk, quick dry, and maximum stretch to improve fit. So was born the Quick Dry Fitted with Targeted Wetness Control!I prefer a sized diaper. I just can't do the one sized diaper on an itty bitty and I find that many one sized diapers I have tried, are no longer a good fit for my 30 pound three year old who is still in diapers. So I have come up with 3 sizes of fitteds: newborn/small, medium, and large. My medium diaper is the first one I am testing. I have been quite happy with the range of fit and I am looking forward to some testers with different sized babies to try this one. I estimate it to fit from about 15 - 27 pounds. These fit my 22 pound, 13 month old daughter with plenty of smaller settings and they also fit my skinny, 32 pound, 3 year old son on the biggest setting.
These diapers consist of a cotton knit outer layer and bamboo velour inner. The hidden layers differ: Style 1 is cotton rib which helps maximize stretch for a great fit. Style 2 has bamboo fleece as the hidden layer which increases the absorbency of the diaper body, but reduces stretch slightly and will have a slightly longer drying time. Both come with a full soaker and a targeted doubler - each made from 3-layers of bamboo (2 fleece and one velour). The targeted doubler is meant to fit under the full soaker in the spot you need it most - up front for boys, middle for girls. This reduces the extra padding in the bum area yet still offers great absorbency!
Tester Diapers are all spoken for and are hopefully getting some love in their new homes! I am anxiously awaiting feedback from my testers!

It's been a busy summer!

Summer has been busy this year! My precious daughter, Little Miss, turned 1 years old in July. She is a growing concern, that one! Especially as she is learning from and trying to keep up to her big brother, Tool Boy, who will be 3 years old in a couple weeks. The children, along with a traveling hubby, my yard, garden, and canning have kept me hopping, but I have still been able to get some sewing time in the evenings when the babes have been all tucked in! Here are a few of the custom orders and projects I have had on the go in the past couple weeks...

I made a couple more pairs of Dry Nights Ditto Daddy Boxers for a really sweet mama. She has been using these for her oldest son for about 6 months now and has said they work great. I now have to get to completing some for her 3.5 year old daughter!
These adorable little recycled wool longies are posted in my Instock Items. They were just sitting on my desk begging to be completed! The medium weight wool on these is really nice.
This cute pair of Ditto Daddy Briefs with hidden PUL were made for a great mama for her daughter who is learning night control. She wanted 'panties' to wear with her nighties rather than boxers.
A dozen BGOS got a little rehab! Bye Bye Velcro, Hello Snaps! Have I mentioned, I love snaps! :)
A couple of fleece soakers for a very patient mama! I sure hope you like them!
These are some custom wool soakers. A cute little sock monkey bum and the other in great fall colors to go with the season!
Two more recycled wool soakers. My sweater stash is very much boyish colored right now with a few gender neutral selections in there. I am on the hunt this fall for a few more girly ones!
And last but by all means not least, a pair of cotton pajama pants with dump trucks and cement mixers for Tool Boy! My children are in desperate need of some Fall/Winter items, so I will be sneaking those in where I can!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Fabulous Wetbags Sets...

I recently finished up some custom wetbags and wetbag sets for some wonderful mamas! Since my customs wait time has been quite long this summer, I decided to do up some multiples of some of these and put them in my Instock Items. If you are looking for a cute gift set or a new wetbag for yourself, go take a peek and see if there is something you like ready to ship!

This set was a custom for a new mama looking for an everyday wetbag and cute pool/beach option all in one! We came up with this set. It includes 2 wetbags which are mirror images of each other. The bags may be used individually or as a set. Each bag has a row of snaps at the top and one at the bottom to attach the bags securely together. This set also includes a PUL lined snapping pouch to keep track of the little things. Keep a few damp wipes in there or use it to keep hair clips, bank card or money dry at the pool. Each wetbag is lined with PUL to keep wetness contained or dry items dry!
Two bags all snapped up! The double handles are great to attach to a towel bar, stroller handle, change table or anywhere for easy access!
These sets include a generous sized wetbag and a matching wipes bag.
All wetbags have strong zipper closures to keep smells trapped inside and PUL lining sewn separately to prevent moisture from wicking out of the bag.
This set of 3 bags will fit 1-2 diapers each. They are perfect to keep individually packed in your diaper bag with a diaper and a couple wipes in each. Then when you are out, you can just grab one out of the diaper bag and head to the washroom for a quick and easy change. Take out the clean one, put back to soiled one and you are ready to go! Nice and neat and clean!