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Forum: Queer Parenting   09-18-2008, 02:20 PM
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Posted By mehndi mama
Given the prevalence of affairs and divorce, I...

Given the prevalence of affairs and divorce, I think you're right in saying that it isn't really "natural" to expect one person to fill all of those needs for you. Many people do it, and some do it...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-17-2008, 03:47 PM
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Views: 129,833
Posted By mehndi mama
I never know what I want until I meet the person...

I never know what I want until I meet the person I want http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif Because it really is different for each different person.

This time, I don't...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-17-2008, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 129,833
Posted By mehndi mama
New update from me - it's been a while, hasn't...

New update from me - it's been a while, hasn't it?

Anyway, XGF is still on the scene, coming to my house once a week to se DH & the kids, and basically "play house". We came to an agreement that...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   09-13-2008, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 940
Posted By mehndi mama
You can make really absorbent prefolds from old...

You can make really absorbent prefolds from old t-shirts, too. That would save you even more money, if you're going to be making them anyway.
http://fernandfaerie.com/frugaldiapering.html
Forum: Arts & Crafts   05-09-2008, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,211
Posted By mehndi mama
I use ProCare for the AIOs I made for my DS's...

I use ProCare for the AIOs I made for my DS's preschool. I used flannel for the inners, and the procare (knit web side out) for the outer layer. I also made some with PUL (diapershop) for the outer...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   05-07-2008, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,018
Posted By mehndi mama
We use PVC pipe and blue closed-cell camping-mat...

We use PVC pipe and blue closed-cell camping-mat foam to build our swords. Then it all gets covered with fabric so that it doesn't "slap" when it hits.

For a wooden one, I know I've seen some...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   05-06-2008, 12:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,028
Posted By mehndi mama
Quote: Originally Posted by rere...

Quote:
Originally Posted by rere http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11149162)
I think it really was one of the better...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   05-06-2008, 12:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By mehndi mama
If you can get anyone to give you wool yarn...

If you can get anyone to give you wool yarn ball-ends, you can wind yarn balls, tie them into a nylon stocking, and throw them in the washing machine for a bunch of consecutive washes until the yarn...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   05-06-2008, 12:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,018
Posted By mehndi mama
It's beautiful...but I'm cringing at the...

It's beautiful...but I'm cringing at the pointyness of it! Maybe because I foam-fight, and so I'm used to soft, could-never-poke-anything-out swords? Are kids usually OK with narrow-tipped wooden...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   05-06-2008, 12:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,028
Posted By mehndi mama
I've made them for less than that using...

I've made them for less than that using scrounged and thrift store materials.
A rib or interlock tee in a passable color - $.75
A neutral-colored wool sweater - $3
Skein of cotton yarn...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   05-06-2008, 12:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By mehndi mama
If it were me, I would use the terrycloth for...

If it were me, I would use the terrycloth for the outside layer of the diaper (so I could use a snappi if I wanted to) and the flannel for the inner layer. I'd add one or two layers of terry as an...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   05-02-2008, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By mehndi mama
Out of the choices of flannel, terry, and...

Out of the choices of flannel, terry, and t-shirt jersey, poop sticks to t-shirt jersey the LEAST. You'll get even more sticking if you use the other fabrics.

Yeah, it's a pain. But it's part of...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   04-17-2008, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,151
Posted By mehndi mama
You can't go wrong with the Kwik Sew books. And...

You can't go wrong with the Kwik Sew books. And once they outgrow Sewing for Toddlers, they have Sewing for Children that has patterns up to size 12.

The only other patterns I really needed for...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   04-17-2008, 03:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,645
Posted By mehndi mama
Most of my fabric is ruler-folded (I use my...

Most of my fabric is ruler-folded (I use my 6"x24" rotary cutting ruler as a folding board) and the folded fabric rectangles then get folded in half and stacked on a shelf with the fold facing out...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   04-17-2008, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By mehndi mama
I haven't made mine yet, but the Materials List...

I haven't made mine yet, but the Materials List is:

1 yard cotton fabric (A)
1 yard cotton fabric (B)
1 3/4 yards of coordinating cotton fabric for the straps
1/4 yard lightweight fusible...
Forum: Diapering   04-17-2008, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 513
Posted By mehndi mama
I use lanolin - just pat it on in a thin layer,...

I use lanolin - just pat it on in a thin layer, then smooth it out over the skin after it's warmed up from body-heat for a few seconds.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   04-17-2008, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By mehndi mama
You don't want to make your own twill prefolds....

You don't want to make your own twill prefolds. Really. It doesn't save you ANY money, and may actually end up costing you more in fabric than it would to buy the already-made diapers.

If you...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   04-17-2008, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 949
Posted By mehndi mama
If you want to make the most money for your...

If you want to make the most money for your time, yes, the diapers should be beautifully sewn. I'm not saying this to be mean. Handmade should not equal ugly sewing - in order to actually make money...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   04-17-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051
Posted By mehndi mama
Only children's SLEEPWEAR must be...

Only children's SLEEPWEAR must be fire-retardant. If you're selling other children's clothing or diapers, you don't need to worry about it.
Forum: Diapering   04-17-2008, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 299
Posted By mehndi mama
My favorite are the 15/$5 washcloths from...

My favorite are the 15/$5 washcloths from Wal-Mart or K-Mart. They're cheap, they're not too thick, they're loopy terry that will actually clean without smearing everything around, and I didn't have...
Forum: Diapering   04-17-2008, 11:20 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,435
Posted By mehndi mama
For us, we were washing all laundry with...

For us, we were washing all laundry with Charlie's in a Maytag Neptune front-loader.

We have the water heater turned up pretty high.
First I would do a double-rinse on warm.
Then a wash on hot...
Forum: Diapering   04-17-2008, 11:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 965
Posted By mehndi mama
Do you sew at all?

Do you sew at all?
Forum: Diapering   04-14-2008, 02:57 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 31,439
Posted By mehndi mama
OK, here's where they talk about not wanting to...

OK, here's where they talk about not wanting to waste water on washing cloth diapers:
http://www.gdiapers.com/fair-dinkum/how-it-all-began
Forum: Diapering   04-14-2008, 02:53 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 31,439
Posted By mehndi mama
Yeah, I have used the laundrymat to do diapers....

Yeah, I have used the laundrymat to do diapers. For quite a stretch, at one time -our washer totally clogged and the bearings died, and it took us a while to get a different one.

The place I saw...
Forum: Diapering   04-13-2008, 05:38 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 31,439
Posted By mehndi mama
It was pointed out to me by a friend who lives...

It was pointed out to me by a friend who lives in NYC that g-diapers actually are a decent solution to big-city dwellers who live in older apartment buildings (no washers/dryers in the home, and...
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