Friday, May 29, 2009

Pocket Diapers, Update, and Co-ops


So… It’s been a long time since I posted. It’s not that I haven’t been sewing, but I haven’t really had much new and exciting to post. I've made a few more pocket diapers for our family... Mostly out of desperation. Hehe. I get pretty lazy about washing cloth diapers sometimes and put off doing them until we have no diapers left. And since I had a stack of PUL pre-snapped and micro fleece cut, I would sew them while we waited for the diapers to wash. "Okay Elijah, wear undies until I finish snapping this one" :) It was motivation at least. Anyway, Now that I've made a bunch of diapers, I can say I really like my one-size pattern a lot. It fits well, looks professional and uses the sizing/adjustments/materials I want. Only 10 more diapers to reach my goal of 24, and I'm done! I've also made 4 of them to sell. Plus I've had a couple orders for mamapads and made a few for myself as well. Nothing really worth posting pictures for though (which is what really motivates me to post).

In March we went to Florida to visit my Dad and his parents, and then in April my mom flew to New Hampshire . We had a really good time for both visits. And in the meantime, our camera broke. Luckily it was still under warranty (thank you sister!), but it did take about 6 weeks to get it back. So finally I can take pictures of my kids (and projects) again! Yay! We (mainly Eve) made a scrap book to give to Grandma after she came to visit (using the pictures she took, lol ). I wish I could have posted a picture of that, but I didn't have the camera back in time :(

So, back to diapers... I got my first big order! Twenty diapers! I took some pictures of them after I cut them. The smaller pile is her order only, and the bigger pile is both her and mine combined (26 diapers!). So far I have 3 of her diapers finished and 15 of the PUL cut and snapped. So I still have a bit of work to do, but it's a start. I have to go get some more elastic, hopefully today, so I can get back to sewing these things. I hoping to have them done by Wednesday, which would be two weeks from when she ordered them. I hope I can do it :)

So we decided to try to start a business ( www.bluedinosaurs.com ). It's coming along, but I haven't really had much time to work on the website side of it lately. I have been preparing by buying stuff. I got a bunch of snaps (and I have to get more now because of this big order!), some more PUL, CuddleDry Microfleece (CDMF), and Fold-Over-Elastic. I was very happy with all of it. I'm also excited for my recent co-op orders. I'm ordering a lot of PUL from a great co-op at a low price (it'll be about 6.50 per yard for 2 mil - including fees, stm and sty). I've also got more FOE, aplix and elastic coming, plus I ordered two new things, template plastic and soapnuts. We'll see how those turn out. Unfortunately, the bamboo I ordered had some troubles, so I'll have to wait even longer for that.

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