Wednesday, August 5, 2009

nappy making

The days are zooming by and of course now it feels we have always been a family of five.

Max and Adelaide are enjoying the extra unsupervised play time (imagine every book, game, train piece & puzzle scattered over the floor of their room) and the story reading opportunities that breast feeding sessions offer. The days are feeling more and more like spring so there has been lots of outside play. Our poor excuse for a lawn (mostly flat weeds) is now pock-marked with these holes, dug by "the workers" and then filled with various found objects (this one has egg shells, hose fittings, pebbles and grass!) But such projects take about an hour to create affording me much peace and the opportunity to catch up on some sewing or housework.

The sewing lately has mostly been nappies, some for Leo and some for friends who are due to have their first babe soon.

This old-style pre-fold style is the easiest to make and they work really well with the fleece soakers I made. I found the fleece so much easier to sew than the felted wool. I'll leave the wool for making larger sizes or a different style. The nappy below was made from an old towel and some left over flannel sheet. There are instructions all over the internet for this style of nappy. Mine has flannel on one side & towelling on the other so they do up with a snappi and fit well on a new born without rubbing their belly-button.

We are already on to the next size soaker for Leo - he is growing before our eyes!

Of course all these nappies need washing and drying so it's nice to have seen more of the sun lately. That little clothesline is still getting a workout!

The garden has little to offer at this time of the year and I'm hoping we can get out and do some more planting soon. Max's broccoli crop has kept on producing nice big broccoli heads as well as lots of little broccoli regrowth.


dorothybills said...

wow you do so well having three little ones! The nappies look great and are such a good idea. Enjoy the beautiful sunshine.

teatodtoad said...

I love the kids little garden game, very cute. Love the soaker's....xx

beccasauras said...

Haven't said congrats yet, but CONGRATS! Leo is gorgeous, looks so much like Max and Addie. Glad he got a name, too, and such a cute one. Look forward to seeing him grow.

hausfrau said...

Baby knickers! What could be cuter?

hanna said...

yes isn't this spring-like weather so wonderful! I really need to make some of those nappy covers, did you just make the pattern up?

hanna said...

I think I found it

Umatji said...

Oh good for you! i am due any day and have thought about those soakers and all. i used eenies the first time around and will again but those soakers are cute! How are they all working for you?


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