Tag Archives: crafting

Bedwetting and a diaper cover tutorial

Today I want to share with you a diaper cover tutorial for cloth diapers.  According to Pubmed, many children still wet their beds at age 5 more than 6 times per year.  My daughter A is one of them.  Every morning that she wakes up dry, she gets a sticker on the calendar.  Last month (February) she got 19 stickers.  So far this month, she has 9 stickers.  This means she has an accident approximately 1/3 of the time.  This month, she was sick for two of those wet nights, and she is on a five day streak right now.  I have told her that once she goes a whole week staying dry, she can wear underwear to bed. Continue reading

crossed back apron tutorial

Crossed back apron

One of the items my daughter put on her Christmas wishlist this year was an apron.  That was easy for me to take care of.  Aprons are practical and pretty, and I have a few myself.  I found the perfect bacon-themed fabric for her at JoAnn and purchased one yard.  I figured one yard would be enough for most any apron I would probably want to make up.  After I got home, I found a crossed back apron design I liked and decided to make my own pattern for one.  I think it took me about four or five hours to draft the pattern and make it up. Continue reading

harry potter scarf

Harry Potter Scarf — a knitting pattern

I am back from my hiatus and I am so excited to show you what took up so much of my time these last couple of weeks.  This week and next I will share my original crafting patterns, and then I will show you all the fabulous things I made my family for Christmas.  I am so happy the kids liked them. Continue reading

thankful for knitting

Thankful for Knitting {Thankful Thursday}

Ah, Thursday.  A day to delight in our bounty.  In astrological terms, Thursday is ruled by the planet Jupiter, which represents abundance and growth.  This makes it the perfect day to think about thankfulness and count our blessings.  I am especially grateful today for the age old handwork of knitting.   Continue reading