I haven't, actually, been crafting that much. I guess. I've been working on a knitting project that I'll share tomorrow for the yarn along. I'm teaching my oldest to crochet - also yarn along material. Hmm. Regardless, I'm linking up with Nicole today.
I did sew some diaper wipes. Here's how this works for me. I get inspired (by a lack of sufficient wipes), I buy the materials, I go so far as to cut out squares, I get tired of it, I stack it away and promptly ignore it for six months. Fast forward. We're now *really* low on diaper wipes. The ones we have are barely fit to be rags. I remember the work involved in washing, ironing, cutting, sewing, turning right side out, ironing, sewing, snipping threads. I groan and hunt Etsy for affordable wipes.
Do you know what? There are none. The cheapest I could find came out to be $0.69 each (including shipping) but were only one layer thick. Here's the thing. You can buy a yard of fabric at a local chain store for less than $5. You can use a coupon and get it for about $1.50 on a good day. One yard of fabric makes a great deal more than two or three wipes. I know this. I know all of this. But I have to scour the web looking for a deal, propose it to B, get that "I don't think so" look, and have a mini meltdown before I can gather the umph necessary to tackle the making again.
So! To make it all easier, yesterday I had helpers! I would sew the two pieces together, B and the Elf would turn them right side out and press out the corners, we skipped the ironing (because really, they're *diaper wipes*), I would top stitch them, and B would cut the extra thread. Whee! Now we have new diaper wipes!
Okay. Unrelated! I very recently won a pair of amazing rings in a giveaway on The Artful Parent. Given that I apparently have fat fingers (we're shocked. Really.) I can fit up to eight characters on each ring. Now, if I only had two kids I could go the no-brainer route and get their names. Only, I have more than two kids. That leads me to the great dilemma of which words to pick. So I ask you, what are your favorite words (preferably 8 characters or less)?