Jun. 20th, 2009 11:29 pm
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There were two things I wanted, both of which completely confused DB, and I've managed to get both of them.  Firstly, I wanted a sewing machine, had for years, and I finally got around to ordering one from Overstock.  $58 shipped (cheap!), and I've managed to figure out its vertical bobbin, and how to thread it.  It's pretty basic, but has a needle threader, which is cool.  I'd also wanted to try wool diaper covers, since they're supposed to be the coolest way to keep diapers from leaking, but that seemed fairly intimidating, and rather expensive.  I found a cheap one on Etsy, but put off preparing it.  You need to soak them in lanolin and a wee bit of detergent to get them ready for use, and while I have lanolin, that seemed like a lot of work.  As it turns out, it's not really.

And . . . putting those two things, plus a trip to Old Navy, together, I just pieced together a wee pair of pants from a marked-down cashmere sweater's sleeves.  I found the largest size I could in a pale blue, and now I really, really want to go back tomorrow and get more.  I should have enough left over for two basic covers like this, too.  The little pants aren't perfect, but for something where I had no pattern, and no pins, either, they're not bad.  They're soaking in lanolin-y water right now.

[livejournal.com profile] intothegray , did you try making any diapers?  You might want to checkout http://community.livejournal.com/clothdiapering/profile, http://community.livejournal.com/diy_baby/profile, and http://community.livejournal.com/diy_fluff/profile
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I don't think what the world really needed was an NKOTB reunion, but how often does the world get what it needs?  Wherever she is now, my overly heterosexual childhood best friend is probably thrilled.  This is the girl who wanted to marry all of them, and figured I was jealous because I didn't think that was too legal.  Gah.

Bento box AND diaper orders both arrived today, so I have two new diapers drying on the porch, and lunchboxes in the cupboard.  The unpictured 'cowboy stuff' print turned out to be just that; a red diaper with lassos, boots, badges, cacti, and hats on it, and those words printed, as well.  Between the label and the edge of the diaper, one word's been cut off, and just says 'ass'.  The bad-parent part of me is slightly disappointed that my son's too young to be able to find that amusing.  'Retro space travel' is a blue diaper, with cartoonish aliens, planets, and rocket ships on it.  Quite cute.  Bento order is a one-tiered and two-tiered box in four different patterns (three pastel fruit ones with dorky things printed on them, one blue with white dots), two little insulated bags, some sauce bottles, that sushi grass, little bands to hold the boxes together, and a rice mold.  Oh, and a bag of little melamine cubes, like those 'magic sponges,' but smaller and cheaper.  There's also a second of this box, because I wasn't paying attention, and bought two.  Any interest, [livejournal.com profile] nohari ?

In other mail-related news, I finally sent [livejournal.com profile] cybermule 's parcel, which is really just an envelope, with not as much in it as I'd hoped, because of the shape of the container, and no Goldfish crackers at all, for the same reason.  So, I suck at sending things out of the country, unless it's to Canada, and even then, that's just because I'm familiar with it.   So my apologies for that not being so awesome.  


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