Guess I'll get back to cutting out my diaper pieces. Braden and I also need to do a review of all the Bible lessons, letters and numbers he's learned so far. Then, next week we'll continue on. He's doing great by the way. I'm hoping he has inherited his daddy's type of memory where he actually remembers things in an orderly manner and doesn't go about everything backward like me. :) So far, that is the way it is looking....
Friday, January 16, 2009
I've got a new project going. I'm attempting to make my own cloth diapers. I ordered the kit from kaylasclothkits.com and I also ordered a made one off of ebay so I know what it is supposed to end up looking like. I also won an auction of 15 cloth baby wipes to try out and was intending to make some more myself. I was going to used some of the "millions" of flannel receiving blankets we have amassed over the years, but it seems that I have either gotten rid of them or given them away. Hooray for my kooky memory! Aarrggghh! I only have six now. I used to have more like 20, I kid you not! Anyway, I was thinking Walmart might be a good source for some flannel, but the one here does not have a fabric section. I don't know if any of them do anymore. Anyway, there's no JoAnne's or Hancock fabric here either. The only thing I've found so far is the section in Hobby Lobby. They have some of the fabric I want, but their selection leaves MUCH to be desired. There is a fabric store in Temple, but it seems to be a specialty store, which to me equals more money. I've looked at many sites online and while I've found lots that I would like to get, I'm really not wanting to buy that way because of the crazy way they do the shipping. Why is it that they ship according to price? I would prefer they sent it in one of those flat rate boxes or an envelope by first class mail, even if it does get to me a little slower. At least that way you are not paying just as much for the shipping as you do for your order! Now in all fairness, I have run across a few sites that do indeed do flat rate or by weight, but they are definitely in the minority. Having this experience makes me want to start a co-op or something. (This is just a process of thought. I neither have the space, energy or time for such an endeavor now and may never have, but I can dream, can't I?) I would have all of the maternity, nursing and baby gadgets that I really like, plus fabrics and patterns for making your own diapers, wipes and momma items (I have found reusable pads and tampons online as well as free patterns to make your own. This may sound gross, but I don't see how its any different than reusable diapers, honestly. Plus, when I think of all the money spent on those items over time and the fact that they go to a dump and don't break down, well, it makes me feel like a bad steward of the resources God has given me. This is my own personal conviction. I'm also not saying that disposable is not useful at times, but man are we a throw-away society or what?!) I would also include the detergent and other cleaning products thrown in there. I would also have people just pay for their portion of the order, plus whatever it takes to ship it to them by the cheapest means, of course. I know there are co-ops that buy the fabric and all that, but the selections are pretty basic and I want fun, interesting fabrics! I keep seeing some of the online sellers of diapers and wipes and I want to be able to get my hands on those fabrics for a decent price!!! Okay, that's my dream. Its not super grand or anything, but it would take a lot of work and time and research and I just don't have it right now to give. Maybe one day.:)