Thursday, 14 May 2009
kid's patchwork scarves
i've been meaning to post these for days now but felt i had too much to write about so put it off and now my brain feels like mush after a demanding day with a teething 9 month old and i just want to get this post done and off my brain. whew.
so these are some kid sized patchwork scarves i've made for magnolia square (next week!) - sweet prints backed with super soft organic hemp/cotton fleece to keep little necks warm. i thought a lot about the functionality of these scarves - fabric scarves just don't stay wrapped around necks very well, especially when those necks are running about all willy nilly. i want the scarves to stay on but not be constricting so i decided to sew a little loop on one end to feed the other end through, as demonstrated below on one i made for mae (to wear in a year or two).
speaking of mae, thank you so much for all the nappy rash suggestions! her little bottom is almost entirely clear now. i would like to credit the curash cream we bought or the vigilant changing of nappies as soon as they were even remotely soiled but i think the real cure has just been a slow down in mushy poo production (again, readers without kids, sorry). we were getting 6 or 7 or 8 yucky nappies a day for quite awhile there and that's when all the rash trouble started. i tried cutting out certain foods and keeping a vigilant eye on what she was eating to get to the bottom of the runniness (ooooh, punny) but i'm just putting it down to teething (even though some books say that teething doesn't cause any of these side effects, blah, blah, blah).
okay, enough parenthesis from me for now, good night all...