Posted in Journal, tagged cloth diapers, diaper rash, earth baby, etsy, green baby, green crafts, green ideas, Green living, healthy baby on May 30, 2009 |
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So we finally found an answer for our littlest one’s diaper needs and our pocket book. We’ve moved to cloth diapers, and we found a great source on Etsy. Her shop is called QTBUNNS. We did a custom order for our little girl and I am a convert.
QT’s Diapers are made by Shariee Wisdom a work-from-home grandmother in Anchorage Alaska. We found her on Etsy after a very unsuccessful foray into another .com’s idea of cloth diapers. The other company’s diapers were $60 for 3 of them… We felt like that was quite an investment for something we weren’t sure would work. So I went shopping on Etsy.
Shariee has a great feedback rating and has made hundreds of sales, so we felt comfortable making the leap. Her diapers cost from $7 to $11 dollars each, depending on the baby’s size. We got them in good time, even through our APO and they are fantastic! Washing and drying instructions are included, and easy to do without trouble.
Shariee’s diapers are “made with elastic leg gussets and an adjustable waist, with velcro closures to ensure a snug fit as your little one grows.
Each diaper has an outer layer of flannel material, durable for washing and attractive for style, and an inner layer of flannel that sits softly against baby’s skin. Inside, a thick inner layer of terry is sewn securely in place for absorbency, and a layer of PUL (polyurethane laminate) offers hidden waterproof protection.
All diaper orders include a soaker liner that is firmly attached with a small strip of velcro, yet easy to remove for washing. Soaker liners are made with two outer layers of flannel and two inner layers of thick terrycloth.” (from QTBUNNS diaper description)
My daughter doesn’t get diaper rash and they hold so much without leaking or ruining her outer clothing. The flannel is holding up well to the washing and the velcro is nice and strong, the elastic around the legs is also good (no leaks). We are so impressed, and feeling dumb for not making the move earlier.
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Posted in Journal, tagged Art Doll Quarterly, Cara L Johnson, green craft magazine, green crafts, green ideas, Somerset Magaine, Stampington Co., upcycling, upcycling crafts, upcycling ideas, upcycling magazine on March 10, 2009 |
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Guess what, I’ve gotten some great news lately and my upcycled geisha doll will be appearing in Art Doll Quarterly‘s May 1, 2009 issue. I just can’t wait!
Art Doll Quarterly is published by Stampington & Co. and I love, love all of their books, in fact I’m really excited about their Green Craft magazine that will come out in late Summer. Have a look at the site and if you’ve got green crafts to share, send them in!
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Posted in crafts, tagged Cara L Johnson, chirstmas crafts, green christmas, green crafts, Green living, green projects, recycled christmas, recycled craft, recycling christmas, recycling crafts, recycling holiday, recycling ideas on December 17, 2008 |
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We are away from home and family this holiday season. It’s always hard for me this time of year – I know exactly what I am missing. Somehow the weather just doesn’t feel like Christmas, growing up in Colorado I need at least a little snow to feel like I’m ready for Christmas and New Years. As far as I know, Brazil doesn’t get snow, even during the ‘winter’.
To make the house feel a little more festive and to help break out of my little funk I’ve done some decorating. On Saturday my husband helped me make some paper stars from old wrapping paper and hang them from our absolutely horrific light fixture.
recycled wrapping paper stars
We also hung up some of our old Christmas cards. I punch some holes in the top corners and then string them up around the house. Most of the pictures have lovely winter scenes and snowy mountains.
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