It’s that time of year again, when gardeners are daydreaming and planning of the coming year’s crops. I definitely do not consider myself a gardener as I’ve only ever grown some very easy flowers in the ground and a handful of vegetables in pots! Regardless, I am daydreaming and planning along with them. ^_^
I bought some seeds on a whim at the store a few weeks ago; it made me happy to think of consistently warm temperatures, green trees and flowers returning. So I bought seed, haha. I will probably only plant some of them. I think the flowers could easily be something I do with Samuel, which would be cute. The cucumbers are high on my priorities list and I’ve already researched how to grow them in containers. The tomatoes…ehhh, I’m not sure I’m keen on starting them from seeds; I had luck growing them from little plants in the past, so I like the idea of doing them again that way but I also know it would cost a lot less starting from seeds (I picked up the tomato seeds without much intention of actually using them, lol). I just need the right motivation, I guess! I also have some pallets that we got for free from Stephen’s work and I’m looking forward to trying some things that I’ve seen on Pinterest! Realistically, though, Elizabeth is entering a fussy stage and I am not sure how much time I’m going to be able to devote to gardening – it may be that I have do the easier options this year. Of course, she may do absolutely fine, after all, gardening is done outside and she is happiest there! ^_^
So, I’m really excited about a new discovery I made! A little back story first…The cloth diapers I sewed while pregnant are made with PUL and now I’m not the biggest fan of it. Yes, in theory it is waterproof, but…if you don’t know what you’re doing, you can puncture the material and BOOM, no longer waterproof because the fluid leaks through the holes. -_- I did this, ugh. It’s also expensive ($13/yard here) so you can’t just waste it while learning. Well, microfleece (also expensive but frequently 50% off) is called water “resistant” but I swear, it might as well be waterproof because fluid does NOT go through! I know this because I used microfleece as one of the layers of our cloth diapers and we get compression leaks BAD because of it; fluid rolls along it until it can find somewhere to go (sorry, gross, I know).
It recently occurred to me that I should try sewing a diaper with microfleece as the waterproof barrier because of it’s ability to stop fluid. And so, this morning I finally got around to doing one! And guess what…NO LEAKS!
I used a cute flannel on the front, white flannel on the back and microfleece on the inside. I use two inserts in her diapers at this point (seven months old) and it’s perfect. YAY!!!
Happy Valentines Day!