Eco friendly, Sewing

Rumpbox

So I have come up with a new name for all my pads…. It should all be labeled under the name Rumpbox – box full of reusable menstral pads. And I have created a new blog for this. 

Check out the new blog! Give me some love there too and all new rump related projects will be posted there instead. You want to add that to your favorite too!

http://Rumpbox.wordpress.com
Thank you everyone for your support. New year, new name, frest start! 2016! Namaste 

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Bibs!

This mommy has been busy when baby is sleeping! These took me 3 days (about 1-2 hours per night) to make. I’m slow and I’m also using the same fabrics for something else so besides drawing a bib pattern on the fabric I’m also drawing another pattern at the same time. Anyhow, these are done. I may take couple well made ones to a baby shower this coming Saturday as a gift. The rest is for my baby. I should have made more to put on my etsy store but the sales of bib hasn’t been great. If anyone really want it, they can send in a custom request for now as fabric choices are listed on my Facebook page (TheDIYchick). 

  
Now a sneak peek on my next project. Which involves the following fabrics

  Can’t wait to get started already!

Baby, Sewing

It’s tag crazy 

First sewing project of 2016 was a rather impulse one. I just wanted to make something for my precious son and thought I’ll just make this tag blanket thing I saw online couple months ago. Took a bit of time to cut out the ribbons but I think he will like it. I also didn’t do s very good job making sure the tags are straight but I don’t think he cares…. Love my little monkey so much I hope he likes it! (Monkey is zzzz now, we will find out tomorrow if he like it). 

  

Eco friendly, Sewing

My first custom order request and postpartum cloth pads

I’m happy and excited to say that I have received and finished my very first custom order for cloth pad by TheDIYchick. Although I did not get this request thru etsy – probably has to promote it a lot more- I have gained one local customer. That is right, she is one lovely mother to be and is close enough we can arrange a pickup! 

I have put in 2 layers of diamond zorb, 2 layers of diaper flannel for core. The tops are luxurious cotton velour (a real pain fabric to sew since it is stretchy!!) and back with cotton fabrics (the pretty side you see in the pic). I am not sure how many people who make cloth pad actually hand stitch the turning hole with invisible stitches but I did. Because that gap that appears even after you turn and top stitch just bothers me.  Turning these are not easy either since the core is quite thick but they turned out good. Anyhow one last thing to add which are the snaps (red or black) and they are ready! Now back to sewing my secret projects 🙂 once they are done you will all see it on my blog as well as etsy and Facebook. 

For now enjoy the following beauties. I must say, it does reminds me of my postpartum period… Feeling like a zombie walker and craving sushi all the time lol. 

  

   

Eco friendly, Sewing

Star war themed cloth pad. Have a nerdy period! 

Even though it’s the holidays, with all the craziness going on and a sick baby (been sick for a month now… And so have I :() the only time -me time- is when my prince is sleeping and before I pass out for the night. I manage to squeeze in some time to sew. It truly relaxed me and makes me feel good that I am getting better and better at sewing. I have made nerdy pads. Seriously. Who doesn’t want a nerdy period! I have made many for myself and I cannot seem to stop. So I am sharing these pads with fellow pad lovers. I did spend a lot of time and love on these and I use good quality materials. Materials only I would use for myself. I have listed these on etsy and do have materials to make more! There are always More to come! If you are interested in these, check out my etsy store TheDIYchick.etsy.com

Or message me here! 

  

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DIY coasters 

Here I am sewing again. Since I’ve got lots of fabrics… Spent lots of mula on fabrics that I think for Christmas I’m going to make something with my fabrics as gifts. So I made lots of coasters. Took me a while to cut up the squares but it’s done (it’s difficult to find time to do anything when you have a baby….). These are not finished, they still need to be iron, closed (the turning hole) and top stitched. Some are quite uneven in size because well, I messed up. But these fabrics are what I got for cloth pads, baby blankets, bibs and burp cloths making. All put to good use.
  

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Avengers assemble!

My new addiction out of many others has been sewing cloth menstrual pads. I have sewn many and still not enough for my cycle without washing… So I’m going to “just keep sewing, just keep sewing!”.  I have made an avenger baby blanket for a friend, with the left over fabric, I made some menstrual pads using rocket bottom patterns. These are good for regular flow days. Avengers assemble!  

 
The green Minky one is the only Minky top I have made , still got to try it out myself.  I must say I’m getting better and better at this. 🙂 I have also created some tags for my etsy store. The avengers are going to hit etsy soon.  What do you all think about reusable menstrual pads? Would you give it a try?? 

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Batman baby/toddler blanket

Ian started daycare this Monday. The first 2 days was tough, barely napped. But today he did very well, napped for a long time, played with other babies and started to smile at the care takers. It’s just a matter of time he get love notes from baby girls lol.

Anyhow, as first time parents we didn’t know what supplies to bring for daycare so I brought two of everything. Good thing I did what I did, he puked onto his blankie and it needs to be cleaned. There’s another fluffy blanket that he sleep with at home, which he recently started to show interest in and really like to grab it when in bed.  So to make him the coolest baby at daycare, I went ahead and sew together a batman blankie. It’s flannel top so it’s soft, cuddle soft Minky back. And last but not least, a custom made name tag so it will not get “lost” or sent home to the wrong kid… Hopefully not. He already goes to daycare win a tartis diaper bag…looks like mom is really setting him up! 

  

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What does the fox say??

I have been obsessed with fox print fabric…. As well as owl, hedgehog, kitty, monkey, etc etc. they are just so adorable and many options available in flannel- my favorite fabric. Not only did I made two bib and burp cloth sets with the fox fabric j got from fabric.com. I have made 3 cloth pads. All moderate flow.  I am so proud of these babies. They are so soft and adorable.  Will definitely make “those days” brighter. – I hope. 

Aren’t they just adorable?? And for some reason, every time I look at them, the song “what does the fox say!?” By the Ylvis brothers starts playing in my head. I know I know … My sense of humor is quite interesting lol. 

They will be listed on my etsy store soon. If you are interested, let me know!