Monday, October 26, 2009

Some Halloween goodies

Some baby legwarmers. A tutorial for how to make these is coming very soon.

matching fleece soakers.


I get really sucked in to the giveaways in the chance that I could win one of them. I haven't yet but one never knows. Right now Newly Wed, Newly Bred is having a giveaway for 2 items that I really want to try out. The first one is for an amber teething necklace. I am having a really tough time with Baby Sister teething horribly. She is getting 4 top teeth right now and I heard that the necklace has analgesic properties just by wearing it. Right now I feel so bad for numbing up her whole mouth with Orajel.

The second thing that Newly wed newly bred is giving away is Rockin' Green laundry detergent. I have heard great reviews about the soap and that it is great for hard water (tons of issues here with that). I also heard that it doesn't have a strong scent and that it is great for sensitive skin (which I have).

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I tried the pants again before I tried it on some wool so I used the Katrina's longies pattern in size large and medium for my kiddos.

Then I decided to be brave and try out the longies from a wool sweater


Friday, October 9, 2009

Just a few more Pooligans pictures.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Recycled material covers

I found a great tutorial on how to convert old sweaters (mainly their sleeves) to longies that I have been wanting to try out. I followed the directions but got a little confused on a few directions. It says to cut the extra material off so I cut it and then ended up with a really small waist plus I sewed it together and then pulled the other leg out the seam was wrong. Think about a pair of fleece pants with the seam inside on one leg and the seam on the outside of the other leg. That's what I did *oops* Anyway after unpicking and trying again I got a pair of fleece longies from the sleeves of a fleece sweatshirt. Then I decided to use the cute Mickey Mouse embroidery on the shirt as the back of a cover. Here are the finished pictures.

Pooligans Update

Well after trying out the diapers last night I have to say that I really like Pooligans diapers. Super soaking Big Brother didn't leak at all and neither did Baby Sister. She even had an extra middle of the night feeding (ok technically 2) and the diaper was pretty wet on her but they didn't leak out of the cover. They didn't smell too bad from the stong ammonia smell I get with all of Big Brother's night diapers. I give the diapers 2 thumbs up! We shall see how they hold up to poop soon too.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Testing Pooligan's Diapers

A fellow cloth diapering mama is starting a cding business and asked for testers to test her diapers out. I told her I would do it and was able to get 2 diapers to test (makes sense with 2 kids). Anyway they are Pooligans for your lil' Hooligans diapers. They are made with a cotton knit outer material and bamboo velor and a trifolded snap-in soaker made from Bamboo velor and bamboo hemp fleece material. I received them a few days ago and they are sooooo soft and fluffy. I tried them on my kiddos after prepping them twice. They held up pretty good. Little Sister's diaper lasted her a few hours (because she wasn't wet when I put her down for a nap) while Big Brother's diaper I changed after wetting once - we are trying to potty train and he told me he needed to pee but had already gone and I didn't want to put the wet diaper back on him. Anyway I was able to get some pictures of the kiddos wearing their new fluff.

It works great with a snappie

Cute kids in their matching Ooga Booga diapers. Big Brother calls them "Booga Booga"

It would have been the perfect picture if Little Sister didn't move.

Nice and trim in the back and in the crotch. The back elastic does a good job.

They are currently wearing them to bed with a fleece cover over the top plus pj's. It doesn't look as bulky as the pockets stuffed with 2 inserts they normally wear to bed. They are pretty trim in the crotch and the elastic in the back stretches nicely for a tight fit (no poop running out the back on these I'm sure). The biggest test for me is night-time. Big Brother soaks through many of his diapers at night (that includes disposables).