Saturday, October 30, 2010

Hardware store adventures!

A couple of months ago I bought a diaper sprayer on EBay. I JUST tried to install it, and guess what? It is a dud. Sprayed water all over the place, and not from where it is supposed to spray from. So I went to the hardware store hoping to get what I needed to fix it. I came out with a whole new setup that cost as much as the original sprayer but isn't as pretty. You live, you learn, I guess. And I can't even get my money back for the unusable sprayer, because it's been too long and EBay doesn't have a record of me buying it anymore. (Insert great big sigh of dissapointment here.)

Friday, October 29, 2010

To-do list...

Stuff is piling up on me! I need to get the house spic and span again, and sew several diapers and inserts... I'm waiting, not so patiently, on fabric and a snap press though, so I can move forward with that. Guess my husband is glad, though, since that means cleaning will take the front seat for a bit! I actually made a to-do list today... But I'm not sharing that!  ;)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Working Wednesday: October 20

I made two fuschia and lime Chickadees pocket diapers (and sold them both already!) and a koi (bright yellow, orange and blue) Ooga Booga pocket diaper this week, along with a pink nursing cover (which has already been claimed). I've got some more things cut and marked for sewing before Saturday so I can be ready for the Farmers Market. I REALLY need to make some inserts to go with the diapers I will have for sale there. I've got some hemp fleece, hemp jersey, and white cotton terry set aside for that. I think I will do some snap-together inserts with that since hemp takes a long time to dry. It's gonna be a busy week if I'm going to have enough things to sell Saturday!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Slight Success

Well... I sold enough to pay for my entry fee and a little more. Granted, this week's entry fee was higher than it will be for a long time!

Friday, October 15, 2010

It's been a long time! I've been so busy...

I've been very busy with sick/allergy ridden kids, not enough sleep, trying to sew enough things to go to the farmers market, and still trying to keep the house reasonably clean. I think I've been doing most of these things halfway! Anyway, tomorrow I will attempt my first farmers market booth in years. I will be thrilled if I sell enough to cover expenses. But hopefully I will get word out about my business and have people calling me back about what they saw! Wish me luck!

My latest diaper creation

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Working Wednesday- October 6

Today I am making a Christmas Ooga Booga pocket diaper. I am taking it and some other things in the morning to the Farmers Market Jury to see if I can sell my things at the local farmers market. Hopefully they say yes... Don't see why they wouldn't!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Busy Thursday!

Well, Thursday was a big day! I cleaned a little, and then right after lunch my best friend since forever called and said she was in labor and in the hospital!
I knew I had a little time, as this is her first baby and her contractions weren't really hurting yet.  So I dropped my son off with my mom. Then I  picked my daughter up from school, took her with me to pick up a serger sewing machine, and then dropped her off with her aunt. Then the baby and I drove to the hospital. I had to take the baby because she refuses to take a bottle or eat baby food- she truly believes the Breast is Best!
I got to the hospital at about 3:30. Contractions were 3 minutes apart and hurting more, but not awful. The IV drip contained saline solution and Pitocin. And she was having back labor. As it started to hurt more, I convinced her to sit on the exercise ball and I pushed on her lower back with my fists, which my husband had done to me when I had my back labor with my oldest baby. Her husband cupped her knees so I wouldn't push her off the ball. (Ha ha!) At one point, she got some Stadol injected into her IV but she said it didn't help her with the pain, just made her a little loopy. At 6:00 she was 6 cm. At 7:00 she was ready to push! she pushed from 7:05 to 7:40 or so and out came her perfect little boy!
I have never been in the room for any delivery not my own, so this was all very new for me! It brought a few tears to my eyes! They are going to be wonderful parents.
My daughter (she's 4) wanted to be there for the birth so she stayed on the phone with me the whole time- I told her it was just like being there... My other daughter, the one I had to take with me (5 1/2 months old) was remarkably well behaved! I only had to leave the room once or twice with her, to feed her. Although at 5:30 or so my friend's husband did take over the back-pushing... But that's good. It was his job anyway! :)
I got home just a little after my kids' bedtime- lights out!