Monday, April 19, 2010

Sneak Peeks!

Some Purewool Poison Skirted Bloomers for a special customer:

These will get shipped out today :)

One of my first few tries at dyeing wool:

I want to name it strawberry daughter suggested strawberry shortcake...what do you think?
This will be made into a custom night-night soaker with white trim and matching pink gusset. Should be too cute!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

How hot is wool really??

This question always seems to come up with mama's thinking of finding the wool love...."Wouldn't a wool cover be too hot in the summer?" We can all find the articles that say that wool helps regulate body heat, allows air flow, breathability, and keeps baby warm in the winter and cool in the summer, but a smart mama actually took time to take the temperature of various diaper combinations during hot summer days!! (quoted from this thread)

Cloth diaper temperatures taken 4 days in a row when the afternoon temp
reached almost 90°, each day she tried different diapering combinations.
Here are the results after 15 minutes outside, temperature inside the

  • Disposables 102.5°
  • FB 101.5° (this would be the PUL diaper)
  • Fleece pocket 100°
  • Fitted with fleece shorts 98.5°
  • Pinned prefold with fleece shorts 97°
  • Fitted with wool shorts 96°
  • Pinned prefold with wool shorts 95.5°
  • Just a fitted 95°
  • Just a pinned prefold 94°
So, as you can see, a wool cover only adds 1° of heat to your babies bum in the summer! Of course, these results are not exact since we can't be sure that the temperature outside was, only that is was close to 90°...but the difference between disposables/PUL and a fitted is obvious!

Just something to think about when you put a diaper on your baby this summer :)

Friday, April 16, 2010

School is out!

Woohoo! School is over (for this term anyway)!! I get one week to myself and then I start a 6 week work term teaching...should be fun! But I will have much more time to knit up and finish my customs, since I won't have as much work and school to deal with.

As announced on my Hyenacart, I will be having a special stocking day on April 22nd for Earth Day! So far, I have two YYMN spots for May/June listed, as well as some Purewool "Praia" shorties embellished with two butterflies. These butterflies were originally going to be flowers, but they didn't work out...they were meant to be butterflies!

I will be listing this Night-Night Soaker today, made with Purewool "Rio de Janeiro" colorway. It features a ribbed gusset for extra absorbancy where it is needed the most.

Enter discount code Earth10 for an additional 10% off anything instock, now until April 25th!!

Now for a special Hugs and Kisses custom set on its way to a mama to be!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Custom Girly Set

This set was a custom order for a very special mama to be. This was my first time working with handspun, and it was yummy to work with! This set turned out so soft and thick! It will fit the little princess first as longies, then as capris when the weather starts to warm up next spring.
They feature a double lettuce edge cuff, crocheted flowers on the drawstring and the headband! The ultimate in girly stash!

These were shipped out yesterday!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Ooga Booga Anyone??

I love these little guys!! This is so far the only Oogas I have, but I plan on collecting some of the other colours as well. I had to come up with a nice baby shower gift for my cousin and his girlfriend who are expecting their first baby. They wanted to cloth diaper, but since they are living in an apartment with a shared washer and dryer, they decided against it. So I came up with this little newborn gender neutral set!

It includes a knot hat and no-scratch mittens made from cotton knit, and a pair of soft soled shoes with knit outer and organic bamboo/rayon velour inner.

They were very pleased and I hope they can use these pieces for quite a while.