So, even in the middle of all my angst and insecurity I have been “making things”.
I find that creating things makes me feel better. I went through a phase a few months ago where it felt like I’d done NOTHING creatively and starting up again….felt like drinking a tall glass of cold water on a hot summer day. I felt like I could breath again.
For whatever reason, crafting or creating seems to really feed me.
And this past week I’ve been working on two different projects….
I’ve been knitting like crazy. Working on Some wool diaper covers and they are so cute!
I made one a bit ago, but never managed to actually sit down and sew it together to finish it.
It’s just a plain chocolate brown underwear style diaper cover that will fit a newborn maybe up to 3 (ish) months.
Once I figured out what I was doing…..I attempted a pair of wool pants or “longies” for my 2 year old.
This is them not quite finished.
This past week, I did manage to finish knitting them, but I put them aside because the sheer number of ends that need to be woven in is brutal and that’s my least favorite part of knitting, (weaving in the ends). I know that these are probably not the best thing to have knit just heading into the summer, but they are big enough that they’ll fit him in the fall/winter and at that point, I might even try putting him in a thick pair of underpants overnight and trying to see if they’ll help with any accidents.
He is toilet trained (mostly) during the day and if we remember to toilet him before we go to bed, then he is typically dry in the morning so…it would be an accident “helper” at best.
Regardless, they will work for our upcoming baby when he’s a bit older….so I’ll get lots of wear outta them.
I then started knitting a “better” pair of the little underwear style diaper cover in the rainbow stripes for the new baby…..and I’m finished….(No picture yet)….but the ends……OH! MY! GOODNESS! the ENDS! So, it’s a car project. One that I’m working on in the car and so I should be finished in week or two.
And then earlier this past week, Jon and I stopped in at one of those cute little boutique stores for babies. I saw these burp cloths and they were gorgeous and unbelievably expensive.
I figured that I could make a bunch of them myself with fabric that I had on hand…….
And so I did…..
They are about 8″ x 13″ and the majority of them have terry cloth on one side and 4 of them have flannel. They fold in thirds to a wallet size and I’d like to get some labels to put on them and I’m thinking about selling them and a few other items, either on-line or for sure at a craft fair this fall/winter.
To see the whole set, you can click here.