1. Ben's pajamas are wet in the morning, unless he's wearing a random Pull-up.
2. I should buy Pull-ups because I can't keep up with the pee-stinky laundry (wait, I have lots of excellent reasons for using cloth, not disposables!!).
3. Wait, what if his cloth diapers could absorb more?
4. Like, what if I bought soakers? ohhhhhhhh, SOAKERS.
Very rapid progression from stuffing cloth wipes in his diapers to online research to sewing machine, where I proudly whipped out 7 of these babies: now I can keep up with the laundry!
(Construction & Usage: 5-7 layers of flannel or knit pants - the occasional towel scrap too; cut in a bell shape; straight stitch 1/2" from edge; zigzag edges together; ugly but good at their job - put the bell upside down on the little boy's fire hose, so the wide part of the bell is where it's needed the most)
The real question is this: how did I make it to my secondborn's third year before I heard of soakers and needed them? What else am I missing in life?
I am a wife and mother of two. I am a stay-at-home mom, part time cookbook editor, a Mennonite, and a city dweller. I like to make things (see the blog categories below). This blog is a record of what I make and the ways I try to be thrifty. Welcome!
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"Thrift is the really romantic thing; economy is more romantic than extravagance...thrift is poetic because it is creative; waste is unpoetic because it is waste...if a man could undertake to make use of all the things in his dustbin, he would be a broader genius than Shakespeare."