Ok, so after I mocked the Cloth Bum Mums for being a bit cultish and hardcore, I have of course drunk the Kool-Aid and become one of them.
The night time nappies, after a bit of trial and error are working well and we don’t have any more leaks which is great! However I then went a bit further down the rabbit hole and discovered wool wraps, instead of waterproof ones. It’s really quite fascinating and the way that they work is that if the wool is well-lanolised it will absorb liquid slowly, at the same rate that it will evaporate. Meaning that it’s never wet and much more breathable for your kid.
It sounds like witchcraft, but I bought a wool wrap, lanolised it, and sure enough it works! However the wrap I bought is basically just woolly underpants, and it’s not very effective under a onesie, so I decided to knit some “longies” that would work as pyjama bottoms as well as a wool wrap over the nappy.
You may have noticed my blog has become utterly dominated with adoption stuff, because, you know, becoming a mum is the single biggest thing to ever happen to me. It’s fairly monotonous and dull, which is not unlike my life at the moment – very little else going on in my life so there’s less to write about.
However in my boredom I have been missing my pottery classes and so have set about doing some more knitting and sewing and crafting in the evenings to keep myself busy and less bored.
So to break up the monotony of talking about adoption and being a mum here are some of my recent crafty projects instead!
This is a project I took on for my mum’s 60th birthday, which turned out to be a bit of a beast. It’s an African-themed Afghan throw/blanket, which I decided to make in autumnal colours (and use up lots of … Continue reading →
Here’s some pics of the amazing OWL jumpers I made all by myself (with a little help from Kate Davies and Made Peachy!). The first one was my first ever attempt at knitting a jumper, which I gave to a … Continue reading →
I realised recently to my horror that while my blog contains all sorts of amazing travel photos from around the world, pictures and stories of my work, and some of the most hilarious anecdotes known to mankind, I have failed to document one of my other favourite hobbies – knitting, quilting, sewing and generally being creative and making stuff!
So, be prepared for a backlog of photos of various crafty things made by Maya…
There will be many many photos of gloves, hats, scarves, quilts and so on, most of them made by moi sometime in the last 5 years or so.
Shout-outs go to the incredible Kate Davies, the super Sheep Shop and lovely Made Peachy who have inspired me most often, helped me adjust patterns and figure out the bits I don’t know how to do yet (well, and I should probably thank YouTube too), as well as the fantabulous Kaffe Fassett and his amazing quilt designs. If you’re a knitter and you’re not on Ravelry – well you should be! Loads of patterns, ideas, projects and forums for the novice knitter to find helpful suggestions!
I realise knitting is probably not everyone’s cup of tea, but this is my blog, and knitting and sewing is just part of the package. 🙂