Tales of a Perfectionist

Life is more than a quest for perfection, a lesson I'm learning day by day.

Diaper Swap May 1, 2009

Filed under: Knitting — Becky Marie @ 1:46 pm
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We use cloth diapers and have since BeBop McDudley came home from the hospital.  I love them!  We started just using prefolds (flat diapers).  Once BeBop started walking, I started having trouble getting the prefold tight around his legs, resulting in a mess on more than one occasion.  I recently started sewing diapers so I could experiment with different styles.  I signed up for Diaper Sewing Divas and have learned all I know from the various tutorials and suggestions.  Thanks Ladies!  I also signed up for a diaper swap this month.  A friend in California made a pocket diaper, a mini diaper and a cover for me.  She also sent me some fabric that will become a diaper soon.  I have no pictures of the pocket diaper because BeBop has immediately pooped in it every time I put it on him.  The mini diaper is a little too big so we haven’t used it as a diaper yet, however it has spent some time as a toy:

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And the cover: 

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In return I made a pair of wool shorts for her daughter.  I hand dyed the yarn in the crock pot and I am very pleased with how it turned out.  The colors are a little off in the picture but is mostly two shades of green with specks of blue and white.  The drawstring and flower are navy blue.  I used the curly purly waist band (adding an eyelet row after round 7) and the Aubry Doodlepants pattern for the bottom.  I used a picot bind off to create a small ruffle.  I am very happy with the result.

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I used the left over yarn (plus my various wool scraps)  to make a set of dryer balls.

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I have one more surprise planned that I hope to finish up over the weekend.  Thanks for looking.

 

Hello – Again!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Becky Marie @ 1:20 pm

I started this blog a few months ago and tried to do way too many things.  So I have decided this will be a craft and gardening blog and I will leave the family stories to be posted on our family website.  On that note, I’ve also decided to use the name we gave our son before he was born (and also before we knew he was a boy), a nickname that we still use… BeBop McDudley.  Enjoy.