Friday, September 5, 2008


I love to make stuff, well I love TRYING to make stuff. I feel like I have all this creativity flowing through and I must sew or knit something. The downside to this is that I SUCK at both. I mean I can do the basics I can do a knit and purl stitch, I can knit a washcloth and a scarf- as long as I don't have to follow a pattern. With sewing everything is always a little off. I can't cut my fabric straight, and can't sew straight. Which means my sewn items are quite a bit smaller than when I started. I know I should probably break down and take a class or find someone to teach me, but for now I will keep trying to make my crappy items- but they are all made with love! :)- Yeah I know that's corny.

Last night I attempted my second cloth diaper for Eli. It is alright, although if you look closely you can see all my stitches(please don't look closely!). I do know what I did wrong though, I tried to do to many NEW things. I have a few layers in the middle for extra absorbancy, and I added elastic!! Not as hard as I thought it would be, and because I am a sewing idiot I forgot to put the wrong sides together- HELLO DUH!! Which makes it look a little messy, luckily ELi doesn't seem to mind. I was also going to attempt to put a few layers of a blanket on the outside as a cover, but started the elastic first so that wasn't going to work. I am seriously becoming obsessed with trying to sew a diaper and have found so many great websites with info. I also found a site that sells lots of super cute fabric and if I ever actually make a decent diaper I want to buy some to put on the outside of the cover.

These are pics of these blocks I made when I was pregnant, they are probably the only decent looking thing I've ever made, besides my burb cloths, but those are usually covered in spit up so it doesn't matter what they look like! I actually surprised myself (and Mike) by how well I did on them- w/o a pattern too.

And I have to have some of the big one, just cause he's so cute- here he is smiling so nicely for the camera.

And here he is with his own carton of ice cream, at least it's strawberry!
And no he didn't get to eat it all at once, but there really is no better way to eat it than right out of the carton.
I'll have to take some pics of it, but every day Rowan gets out his train tracks and lines up all his cars on it, he barely touches it after that, but will usually say it is his airplane. When it is time for him to pick up toys he'll ask (everyday) if he can leave it out, and EVERYDAY I tell him no because it takes up the whole living room floor, and everyday he says
"But it took my 10 hours!!"
It's so cute, where do kids come up with stuff!!


libbygirl said...

Love the blocks! Very cute fabrics. You can make them into dice and teach the boys how to gamble if you really get bored one afternoon.

Quigs78 said...

I never used cloth, so I'm not sure what they're supposed to look yours look good to me! :)

And your blocks are awesome - I totally dig your fabric choices.

And we all know your kids are adorable, do I really need to type that? ;)

Anonymous said...

Rachel, don't be hard on yourself-I think the diapers look fine, and it is great that you are exercizing all your creative energy. Love the blocks too.
Rowan and Eli are so darned cute!

Mommy Schiff said...

Hey, I can't even sew a button on so you're WAY beyond my sewing skills. I would love to learn how to sew. It would be fun to look at the patterns and create something. You're awesome! And the diaper/blocks look amazing =)

Anonymous said...

oh rowan,he DOES say the randomest things!

~rachel~ said...

mommy schiff- I don't know how to sew a button either! :)

Lavender Lemonade said...

Your diapers are so cute (and the blocks too). Once I tackle my Clothing Chaos and unearth my sewing machine...maybe I could pick your brain for tips/websites on sewing cloth diapers! I'd love to use cloth (at least some of the time) with the new baby. And they are soooo expensive.