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Busy Little Bees

The HuYoung sweat shop is officially open. My mom and sister are visiting, and when they aren’t spoiling the baby beyond all recognition, we’re sewing.

And cutting.

And pinning.

And sewing.

We had to recruit my sister-in-law Kayla to help too.

Lots of new stuff coming soon to the Etsy world!

Baby things

Maybe it’s because we prayed for a baby for a long time, or maybe it’s just because we have the most adorable baby in the world (true story), but whatever it is…boy do we love our baby.

Now I like a clean house, but I love having baby stuff around.

I love using board books for coasters, and burp cloths for napkins.

coffee mug

I love a laundry basket full of itty bitty clothes.

baby clothes

I love blankets draped over a dining room chair.

I love my sewing things all mixed up with baby’s toys on her great-grandmother’s quilt. Never mind the scissors…

sewing and toys

Oh, baby stuff, please don’t ever leave me.

Cloth Wipes

Folding all these little cloth wipes makes me happy.

Happy because:

a) my mom made them


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


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 🙂


  • 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.

If this isn’t the cutest thing…

….I don’t know what is.

Just look at that pout!

Ah, there’s a little smile.

Yeah girl, you know you love that doll.

Aren’t these aprons great? This is a new Etsy item that my mom is making. Matching aprons and chef hats for little girls and their dolls.

My mom never made me anything like this. Ok, that’s a lie. She probably did, I just don’t have pictures of it. She made a lot of my clothes actually. She tried to teach me how to make doll clothes….but we don’t need to go there. No need to ruin everyone’s Wednesday.

Sorry I never learned to sew, Mom! I did learn how to knit and crochet though! And look what a great team we make now.

Glad I could get that off my chest. It’s been troubling me for years.