After 5 years of being a stay-at-home mom, I found the wonder of mothering slowly starting to get crowded out by the mundane feeling. I realized our world seems to surround people with the negative, and complaining about blessings seems totally acceptable. So I decided to fight against that "normalcy" and focus only on the positive. I look back to my first year as a mom when everything was new and keeping house was fun and I aim to have that attitude again. This blog is my outlet to showcase the daily miracles that surround me in my blessed life as a stay-at-home mom so that I will never forget the wonder of it all.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Little Mama Set

I'm so excited to give this "Little Mama Set" to Felicity for her 3rd birthday!  She's such a good little Mama and I wanted to make her a set of Mama supplies to encourage her nurturing skills through play.  First off, of course, were cloth diapers.  I was just going to make her a set of 3 but I got carried away when a friend let me use some of her minky.  So, Felicity's dolls now have fancier cloth diapers than her little brother.  I think her set ended up including 8 diapers.  A few were minky, one is a true vintage strawberry print that I scored at a yard sale, and one is even the left overs from the curtains that hung in my childhood bedroom.  If you have diapers, you have to have wipes.  I bought a box of flushable wipes at Target.  They come in a box that looks just like a baby wipe box, only smaller.  I traced the wipe, added a seam allowance, made her a set of 11 out of my flannel scraps, and put them in the little wipe box after we used up the wipes.  Now since she watches me cloth her brother, I couldn't give her a wipe set without a bottle to hold her air wipe solution.  I got a small travel liquid container at Target for under a buck.  Also in the travel section I bought a small bottle of baby powder.  I pried the top off, emptied it out, and glued the top back on.  To make a changing pad I just took some scrap prequilted batting and sewed a top onto it using another scrap.  I put all her Mama supplies in a little basket to keep it all together.  I'm looking forward to playing Mommies with her.  Girls are so fun to sew for!

This is "Ugly naked baby", (as my mom likes to call him).  The kids call him Josh.  This is who I sized the diaper for.  He's a 14 inch doll.  My mom wondered why I couldn't get Felicity a nicer doll to diaper, but if I did, I think that doll would be put aside for her beloved Josh.  So, here's Josh in his Mama made cloth diaper.
Though the dipes were made for 14 inch Josh, I was surprised to find that they pretty much fit all her dolls and animals.  I'm stoked.  One size fits most lovies = less sewing for Mama. 


  1. You rock mamma!! LOVE them!! I so want to do this for Hallie now!...and Josh??? Hmmm...where'd they get THAT name? :0)

  2. Elisa, don't make any for Hallie. She has a stack already made for her in my closet. :) They'll be for Christmas.