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Sep. 15th, 2007 @ 10:22 pm I'll craft 'til it kills me.
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Clearly my crazy has just kicked in. I don't know who let it out of the box, and I am not amused.

I'm feeling good about the knitting, as I'm officially on track to be up a garment by next Tuesday. I just finished knitting the Peapod Jacket and am actually cussing my way through sewing in the ends of: it, the Baby Albert, the last pair of Sheepypants and the apricot coat (did I mention how much I hate seaming and sewing?) Anyways, I've decided to be up a garment by knitting up a soaker on Tuesday - I love projects that only take 3 hours.

So. I figure it's time to look into the diaper situation. I have many, many (I know I may look back on that statement in a couple of months and laugh) NB diapers. Some of them need new elastic. I have the elastic, I have a sewing machine. Still on the rails at this point. Simple little bit of sewing.

I also purchased some facecloth material and fleece for swaddling/burp cloths. And I have a (borrowed) serger. Sounds great, a fun little project. Here's where the crazy breaks out. I have some size 1 diapers, not a lot, and nothing fancy. And since I technically have a week 'off' (or can cheat with another 3 hour soaker or booties), I figure it's the perfect time to make some diapers. Do I need to do this? I'm sure there are perfectly good diapers already premade, waiting in a store right now. Or, even better, I could continue looking on freecycle and kijiji for used diapers at a fraction of the cost. Instead, I wandered around the web this aft looking at different patterns, dug into the stash to examine the construction and currently am thinking this is a good idea. And this could easily spiral out of control. By the end of it today I had several different sling patterns bookmarked as well as at least one diaper bag.

Do I need to do this? Can I not just stick to the knitting? Oh, and the scrapbooking that I want to get out the way (you know - things like my 11 year old wedding pictures)? And while we're at it, how about finishing clearing the craft stuff out of the room so we (aka hubby) can paint?

Sure that too - but sewing the diapers shouldn't be that much extra. *g*
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calvinswing
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From:magickmama
Date:September 16th, 2007 06:30 am (UTC)
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i would love to see pictures of the stuff you're knitting! ohh and i have an lj friend who makes diapers for all the lj girls. i am sure you could contact her if you would rather buy some. lizardjee
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From:neeroc
Date:September 16th, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC)
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I promise - as soon as the blasted ends are sewn in.

That's too funny about lizardjee, I actually just friended her based on a rec from another friend when I first started talking about soakers.
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From:redgemini
Date:September 16th, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
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I haven't had a chance to post about it yet, but we just got into cloth diapering and wow, it's totally addicting!! I've been looking at my BumGenius pockets and I totally think they are something you could make, and just buy the inserts since they are inexpensive.

Are you looking at pockets or all-in-ones? I am afraid to start looking at wool soakers in case I get consumed with must-have-itis! Lucky for you, you can make such beautiful ones- they are expensive!
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From:neeroc
Date:September 19th, 2007 04:45 am (UTC)
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I'm not sure what they are called, but the ones I was looking at aren't the pocket type, but don't have the PUL outside either - since I'm planning on using wool soakers.

So it's like 6 or so layers, snaps or velcro and then an insert soaker that can either be snapped in or just tucked in the diaper. Like Mother Ease
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From:running5k2day
Date:September 19th, 2007 01:47 am (UTC)
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This is such a small LJ world. I am LJ friends with lizardjee and she's a great person.
I am sure that you can make some wonderful diapers on your own seeing as you are so gifted/talented. I recommend you join DiaperSwappers.com It's a great cloth diaper community and there is a section where moms make all these neat diapers and exchange ideas on what works and what doesn't. Since I suck at everything...I love buying my cloth diapers from WAHM.

I have some AIO's for newborns by Bumkins if you are interested. I'll just ship them over to you. I had a huge lot...but hubby tossed them. Tossed them! I could have killed him. He said that they were just sitting there taking up room. *gasp*

I love cloth diapers!!!!!!!
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From:neeroc
Date:September 19th, 2007 04:49 am (UTC)
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Thanks for the lead on the diaperswappers.com, I've bookmarked it and will have a look around.

I am really interested in the diapers, that's a wonderful offer! If you want drop me a line to my lj mail and we can figure something out.

Thanks again, and thanks for the encouragement *g*
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