Sunday, February 28, 2010

Embroidery and the new stash!

I'm am so excited! I finally got my embroidery machine fixed and now I can embellish diapers and clothing again. :D

I've been thinking about how to best create & embellish undies for our special family members. I know for my son, fitted diapers with separate covers tend to work best but for our school & caregivers I need AIO's. This means that since it's time for a new stash anyway, I will make both styles in his new larger size. I still love the fit of the Rita's Rump Pocket so that's going to be our fitted style. I'm still debating between 2 AIO styles that both work well for us. I have my pattern that has been redesigned & resized and I have the KCK One larger sizes pattern. All 3 will be wonderful with some embroidery on the front or back. I love seeing my son in unique clothing that is made with love. Besides, when I make actually fits. :)

Just search "etsyclothdiaper embroidery" and you can see how cute cloth diapers are when they have some embroidery. (That's just a sample of what can be done.) Lots of us have cute characters or designs on our undies so why shouldn't our special family members. I'm excited to get all the different characters off my machine and on the undies & clothes I'm working on.

I'll be adding them to some of the ones I'm listing as well. I think putting them on undies and also on the covers will make them extra special, don't you?

Monday, February 15, 2010

New Undies!

Well, I'm still loving the Rita's Rump diaper pattern so I just had to re-size it again. I'm pretty happy with it so if a few more samples work for Boo then it will begin listing in both Etsy and StalkShops by the end of February.

I plan to make flannel & knit versions plus trial packs that are a few diapers and a wool cover since they won't be waterproof. It has been re-sized to fit approximately35-50 pounds (21-22" rise) and I'm working on one that will fit 50+ pounds with a 23-24" rise.

My biggest question right now is should they be pockets or fitteds? I'm not sure. Fitteds may be simpler since they are already stuffed but pockets would make them less expensive, quicker to wash & dry, and more flexible because you can use different inserts based on need.

If you have a preference, please leave me a comment! I'd love the input. :)


Sunday, February 7, 2010

StalkShop dot com

I've just opened a new shop in a handmade venue! The venue is . It's got the potential to be a wonderful place to find handmade quality items. It's a great way to help keep some of our small businesses going and support our American families. I try to buy US made whenever I can and even prefer "mommy made" if I can.
I know I can probably make it myself but why do I always need to. There are a lot of other seamstresses who can use the cash and I just don't always have the time or energy. It's a win-win situation.
I encourage everyone to visit these venues for handmade. There are so many gems to be found! Happy shopping!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Slow sewing...

Well I'm cutting and pinning and even creating new youth diaper patterns. You see no sewing listed...umm well that's because the machine ended up in the shop. I do have the serger still and the "diaper" sewing machine is here but they are buried in my closet. There have been a few emergency changes here so the sewing room is now our bedroom (long story...if you're curious just go to my family blog for the basics).

I'm still working on setting up a sewing place so I figure this was a good a time as any for the machine to need fixing. Any way I'm going to work on sewing diapers and serging g-tube pads over the next week. Life happens and I just work with what I'm handed. :)