Thursday, July 22, 2010
New soakers, and instructions for a man to cloth diaper a baby (lol)
More than half of my wool soakers (cloth diaper covers) sold at the fiber fair (yay!). The girly designs & bright colors were the first to go, and many asked after that if I had anything girly. I have been trying to get my inventory back up, so at least I knew where to start. Do you think pink bunnies is girly enough ;) ? I was actually quite proud that my bunny template came out as good as it did! Even my husband said "Oh, that's cute!" (shhh... don't tell him I told you that he said the "c" word!) when I showed him the first finished bunny soaker.
The monster face ones were the most popular of all, but I haven't started on a new batch of those yet.
The polka dots were popular too, so I made another today...
I like how my owl turned out, but dang, that took a lot of work... I think i'll stick to some less time consuming designs!
In my experience, most babies grow taller, more than wider, so I love to make them with an adjustable fold over rise. They last longer, and also the rise can be raised up at night for more protection, so there are no "up the back" leaks.
I will be selling my soakers in a local shop, and will post the information as soon as they are all set up there.
My booth neighbor at the fiber fair, Esther's Girls, sold gorgeous handmade stitched greeting cards and journals, with whimsical quotes & old stamps. I bought a card from them, and was amazed at all the work that went into it for only Hallmark prices! Anyhoo, I have many cloth diapering readers, and hope you find this quote as funny as I did. I think with these instructions, any man can cloth diaper (click on pic to enlarge if you can't read it):