Posts Tagged ‘ cloth wipes ’

So much time, so little to do

Strike that, reverse it.

No shortage of things to do around here. Fabric to shop for, baby wipes to cut out, wash cloths to crochet, TV to watch.

reusable flannel wipes

It seems like most of the world (or least regular programming) stops for the Royal Wedding, but not mine.

My world just keeps on spinning. I can’t stop just because some prince somewhere is getting married. Heck, I can’t even watch it on TV without my husband complaining about it being UN-AMERICAN.

So it looks like he won’t be watching any more foreign kung fu movies. I know, my logic is powerful. If I can’t watch old re-runs of Charles’ and Diana’s wedding, he can’t watch Ong Bak 3. I don’t know if that’s even a kung fu movie, but it has lots of fighting and it isn’t in English, so he’s not watching it.

We are watching the new show “The Voice” though. Like literally watching it right now. Not as you’re reading this, tomorrow morning when it’s posted, but tonight as I’m writing it. One of our friends is supposed to be on this show, but if he doesn’t make an appearance soon, I’m going to bed. Of course the one person I want to see is being saved for last. If this turns out to be a 2 hour premiere, Mama ain’t gonna be happy.

Don’t be cutting into my sleep time, NBC. It’s limited enough as it is.

And on that note…good night.

A Sneak Peak

A few days ago I told you that while my mom was in town we did some serious sewing for our Etsy shop, As You Stitch. But what I didn’t tell you was that most of the sewing was for our newest venture, As You Stitch {Baby}. The original As You Stitch is coming along so well that we are expanding!

Here’s a sneak peak of what to expect in As You Stitch {Baby}.

Stretchy Baby Carriers

babywearing

Baby Ponchos

hooded baby poncho

Cloth blocks (both large and small) like Amelia’s.   ps – don’t you just love a baby in a toy box?

Cloth Wipes (again, like Amelia’s, seen here)

 

See those little stacks of scrap flannel below? Just the beginnings of many many little heiny wipers. We hit up JoAnn’s for more of the cutest little 1/2 yards of flannel that you ever did see. Oh, and look, there’s Amelia’s block again. And look again, Emma is wearing a twirl skirt!

Coming also to As You Stitch {Baby} – Boutique Baby Clothes, Picnic Blankets, Handmade Toys and more!  Just as soon as we get it all photographed and listed. We’re aiming to have the shop open by mid-April. Stay tuned!

Cloth Wipes

Folding all these little cloth wipes makes me happy.

Happy because:

a) my mom made them

and

b) I know they are gentle on Amelia’s skin

and

c) they are free. Did I mention my mom made them? They cost me absolutely nothing. In fact, they probably cost her nothing as well, because she made them out of scrap fabric.

I love, love, love my cloth wipes. I keep a handful in a wipe warmer ($4 on clearance) with some homemade wipe solution and the rest of them in a drawer in the changing table.

When the warmer is empty, I throw in some fresh solution and another handful of wipes and we are good to go. Dirty wipes go in the dirty diaper bucket and get washed along with the diapers. Couldn’t be easier.

Here are the details for you other crunchy moms 🙂

Wipes

  • 8″ square
  • Flannel
  • Serged edges

Wipes Solution

  • 1-2 cups water
  • 2-3 drops Tea Tree Oil
  • 2-3 drops Calendula Oil

To make the solution I just carry the warmer over to the sink, run some warm water in it, dash in the oils, and swirl it around with my finger. I can even do it with the baby in one arm. If I am really pressed for time, or the baby is screaming, I just fill the warmer with water. Remember your highschool chemistry? Water is a universal solvent. It’s really all you need. I add the Tea Tree Oil as an anti-fungal and to keep the water fresh. Calendula Oil is healing and soothing to the skin, but you can definitely leave them out. Check the interwebs for more solution recipes. But please, try the cloth wipes. You’ll love them.

And just in case you don’t believe me, I asked Amelia what she thought.

Cloth wipes?

Oh yeah.

Disposable wipes?

Clearly, not a fan.