Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Giveaway! $50 Babyville Boutique Sewing Goodies!

How would you like to have a fabulous collection of Babyville Boutique sewing products!!?!?!!
Well, simply enter the giveaway following the Rafflecopter prompts below!

Open to US residents.
Giveaway ends Friday, February 13, 2015. Winner will be posted here and emailed at the address you provided through Rafflecopter. Winner expected to reply within 48 hours or an alternative winner may be selected. Pictures are only a sample of some of the great items that may be included in your prize package!

Thanks and GOOD LUCK!!!!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Babyville Boutique - Adorable Woodland Diaper Covers!

 It feels so good to have had a bit of sewing time this weekend! With a variety of sicknesses bouncing about our home for over a month now, everything but "survival mode" necessities like laundry and baths have been pushed a little further back on the priority list. This weekend I finally got to spend the entire day Saturday in my sewing room and it was sooooo good!

These sweet diaper covers are a few of the things that have been waiting far too long for me to get to, and I'm so happy to have them finished!
 My Littlest Fella is a very heavy wetter....the heaviest of all of my 6 children! He manages to leak through about every diapering combination we come up with! He has to be double diapered for bedtime, and so that requires a larger than normal cover. We had reached the point that we only had one that would easily work for this. And these new ones are sooo much nicer and more comfortable for him to wear!

I made each of the covers using the Cloth Diapers Made Easy pattern book by Babyville Boutique. You can read more about my sewing from this book on my previous posts HERE and HERE.

The covers are trimmed in a soft Fold Over Elastic that makes a very nice and easy finish, but also makes the covers easier on my Little One's legs since regular elastic can often leave red marks when on overnight. 

I used snaps for the closures on my covers. Snaps are durable and will often last much longer than the alternative hook & loop closures. Plus, they are more challenging for toddlers to take off of themselves too! ;)
The snaps require reinforcement, so I simply used scraps from my diaper cuts. The Cloth Diapers Made Easy book includes instructions on this as well.  

A new item we got to try from Babyville Boutique, are the Boutique Snake Soakers and let me just say, WE LOVE THEM!!!!! They are the perfect solution to our little heavy wetter! The Soakers are long enough that you can fold them over however works best for your diapering needs. Unlike most other types of cloth diaper soakers/inserts, they are topped with a plush microfleece which is not only safe against babies skin, it helps keep it dry!

And does it get any cuter than prints like this!?!?!? I remember when I first started sewing cloth diapers near 8 years ago, it was nearly impossible to find fun waterproof prints to sew with! Babyville Boutique offers a great selection that is easy to get your hands on at your local JoAnn's store. (and did I mention you can use a coupon!???) ;)

Another added bonus that I adore are the personalized sew-on tags they offer to coordinate with all the cute prints and colors! 
I love my tags!

 And if you're wondering about fit.....well, it's GREAT!!! Here's my Little One wearing his favorite cover getting ready for bed. Mama can't believe how big he's getting! For reference, he is 2 years old, 28 pounds, and this is the size Large from the book above with a diaper and the Snake Soaker. Full coverage in spite of the extra bulk = pleased parents and a DRY bed!!!
Babyville products are also so versatile that they work well with items you may already have in your stash too, like the camo FOE and little fox label I've used with these covers.

You can find this cuteness and more, like I mentioned, at your local JoAnn's and other sewing shops, as well as on line at BabyvilleBoutique.com.

As always, a warm THANK YOU to Babyville Boutique for providing materials for me to sew and share with you, and in this case, my family! 

Friday, January 30, 2015

#SewToShare - Personal Progress: January

Our home has been raided with illness this month, still dealing with my youngest little fella battling a yucky tummy bug. :( 
Nonetheless, we are chugging through.....and mama has thankfully still gotten a least a bit of sewing time in!

Today I had the privilege of delivering 27 soft & cozy blankets to our Children's Hospital NICU for their Blanket Angel Project
 Most all of these sweet blankets were made using remnants or "bits" sent by our friends at Binkeez for Comfort. The fabrics are all super soft and cuddly for the babies. 

I was also able to drop 2 boxes full of comfort & hygiene bags to our local foster closet. I've been scouring the after Christmas clearance sales and have found a BUNCH of great items to use for this!!!

Lastly, I've been working on a HUGE stack of Teeny Tears Bereavement Diapers. I intend to fill a bushel basket before pausing to pin and wrap these tiny bundles. Then I will be approaching some new hospitals in my area in hopes of providing these tiny gifts for their grieving families.

I even finished near 30 pairs of lounge pants that I had started before Christmas, including a few for myself! :) I love wearing these!!!! I was so excited about the fabric prints I found!

So really, a decent amount of sewing after all for January!
How about you? Any special #SewToShare projects you finished this month? Would love to read about it if so, so please feel free to leave a link in your comments. 

Bring on February!!! :) 
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