Sunday, January 20, 2008

Summer Holiday

Well as I mentioned we went camping last week at Crescent Head....camping in a 31 year old pop top camper with broken/non existent fly screens and a very musty smell, it only gets used once a year, lol.....

We did have fun although in all honesty I am so happy to be home, camping with a 5, 3, and almost 2 year old while 7mths pregnant is tiring to say the least. We were camping with the IL's as well which gave me help with the kids but as a person who rarely spent/spends time with her own family I struggle with it a bit.

So anyway I thought I would put up some pictures of our week away...oh and yes my belly is huge and no I am not having twins, lol....and the brown tinged water is very clean just filled with tea tree from the river..

Me, my 31.5 week belly and N ----- DH with his new surfboard and L in the background on his new boogie board

B loves the sand but not the water so much

L and N had a ball in the water

and last one of N and I in the water

Friday, January 18, 2008

Home Made Small Honeyboy! Fitteds

Front...Back...Inner & booster

I made these nappies almost 2 weeks ago before we went away on our camping holiday..(I will tell more about that later)..I thought I would give the Honeyboy! another go and I am very happy with how they turned out.

These fitted Nappies have:

Outer: Cotton print
Inner: Suedecloth
Hidden Layer: Hemp fleece
Hidden booster: 3 layers hemp fleece
Lay in Booster: Suedecloth, 4 layers hemp fleece & Cotton Print

So all in all they have 8 layers of hemp and 2 layers of cotton for absorbency which should be fine although I imagine they will take a little longer to dry in winter then I would like.

The pattern says they fit from 8lbs which is about 3.6kgs. N fits into them, lol, although they are a tad short in the rise . Because I have used suedecloth as the inner the front can be folded down and the velcro attached to the inner reducing the rise buy about an inch. I haven't done laundry tabs as the velcro attaches to the suedecloth but I may have to yet..I will wait and see how they go when I wash them.

They look as though they will give good bum coverage and the Velcro closure means they will be easy to put on...which is a plus with my DH.

I think thats it....I am going to make a couple of NB ones I think as the first NB one I attempted a while ago is not very good. I am thinking of trying a PUL AIO/2 but I am not sure how to go about rolling the legs....I assume that I just leave it flat if I have no full body layers of absorbent material but then do I top stitch??? maybe I will stick to fitteds, LOL.