I am so excited that so many of you have so many questions about cloth-diapering! I’m working on an information post for you–hopefully, I’ll have it up in a few days.
In the meantime, I wanted to share how much fun we had putting together this swap that was hosted on one of my favorite boards: Diaper Sewing Divas. (That’s a great place to go, by the way, to learn all about sewing your own cloth diapers.) In this particular swap, the kids (with moms help) were supposed to put together Valentine’s Day goodies for the children in the family we were partnered with. My three youngest participated by putting together this package for a little girl who is almost two. We started with a little messenger bag and matching zippered bags that I sewed up using tutorials from here on my blog.
Then we added homemade coloring books. The kids each picked out coloring pages that we found online to make up a coloring book from each one of them. I used Chez Beeper Bebe’s Coloring Book Tutorial to put these together. (I did leave off the book-binding tape, though, because we didn’t have any on hand.)
Coloring books need crayons, of course, so we followed the Cool Chunky Crayon Tutorial at Whimsy Love to recycle our old broken crayons into new chunky ones!
Finally, we mixed up some of our favorite Kool-Aid playdough to send along with some multi-sized heart cookie cutters.
Of course, we couldn’t leave mom out, so we sent along some fun things for her, too!
All packaged up and ready to go!
Only a few days after we sent our package, our swap package arrived!
There was a little arguing over who got to open the package.
Somehow, Jamie won!
Each one of the kids got an awesome drawstring bag. (Allen’s has already been put to good use holding his Nerf darts!) Each bag was filled with all sorts of goodies–candy, bubbles, socks, pencils, pop-up balloons, ceramics to paint and lots more!
And, there were fuzzy socks for me and a pile of cloth diapers and a blanket for baby! Such a fun swap to give and to receive!