Thursday, March 17, 2011

Dribs and drabs of diy

My sewing table

This week I've been bitten by the spring cleaning bug, and I managed to unbury my sewing machine. Since we're doing cloth diapers with Maureen, using cloth baby wipes would be the next logical step. I like the ones with terry cloth on one side and flannel on the other, and they can go right in with the diaper laundry. Online I found them about $10 for a dozen wipes. But before I could click Add To Cart, I realized that I have a perfectly good sewing machine and a huge surplus of flannel receiving blankets and baby bath towels...hmm....

Making cloth baby wipes

Making cloth baby wipes

Making cloth baby wipes

I made a dozen wipes. But then duty called, so I'll have to make more over the weekend. Then I can use my Amazon $10 off coupon on Kissaluvs Diaper Lotion Potion. One bottle of concentrate is supposed to last about a year.

Gift from Amy

My cousin and Maureen's godmother Amy cross stitched this beautiful image for Maureen's baptism. (Photos from the baptism to be posted soon.) I had no idea she her eyes were that good--that's a lot of teeny tiny stitches!

1 puny hangers

But the frame came with these puny hangers mounted on the cardboard backing. I intended to hang this over Maureen's crib and had no intention of it braining her in the middle of the night, so I beefed up the hardware.

2 framing supplies

4 reinforcing the wire

8 picture hung

I was thrilled with the results.

7 baby is thrilled with results

Baby girl not so much.

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