Thursday, November 06, 2008

Longies, longies everywhere!

Being a Green Mum I am always looking for innovative products and I love to support the Mums (and Grandmums) out there that are trying to make a difference.

One of my fellow bloggers Rosie of Rosie's Whimsy has a diaper company: Night Owl Diaper Company she makes the cutest diapers and we are privileged to be testing them out.

I also just purchased a knitting pattern for longies from Green Way Baby Babywear, I will admit my Mum is helping me with those because I am not that skilled with the needles yet.

Now for my own crack at it; because I am not skilled knitter I wondered if I could make my own longies for my son. In case you are wondering "What the heck is a longie?" They are long leggings/sweat pant type garment made from wool, that wicks away wetness. Wool is probably one of the best things you can use for your baby's bum. I was thinking; I wonder if I could make my own from a wool sweater? I took a tour around Google and ETSY and I discovered that many other Mums were making their own longies this way. So Ethan and I hopped into the car and headed for the Salvation Army to look for wool sweaters. I managed to score a few decent ones, 100% wool, and went to work. It was really quite simple, I do have sewing skills and have made some outfits for Ethan so it didn't take long to whip a pair up, I really like the stripes. I have some Kookaburra wash coming any day now to wash the longies up so they are nice and soft.

Here's to Mums and Grandmums everywhere that are making a difference and here's to longies and keeping bums warm and dry!!


Kathleen Grace said...

These are adorable! ANdf they look adorable on that cute little bottom:>)

Anonymous said...

Great talking with you last night. You sounded so good and happy.

Nice to see a picture of what you were describing to me last night. I was having a hard time picturing it in my head.


The Decorated House said...

Love those longies! I wonder if I could fit in them. :)

Your kitchen is looking spectacular! Love the colors, what a huge difference.

It is so special to know how many people are filled with hope again. It's a new day. Finally.

Baby Vagabond said...

Oh goodness they are adorable! Tara keeps wanting me to make some longies out of recyled wool sweaters....... So much to do so little time LOL

:-) Rosie ( Rosie's Whimsy)

Anonymous said...

Too cute!!! If you get the chance swing by TC and check out the pics on my thread from Eureka Springs. Lots of Victorian houses and fun details. I think you will like them! Love ya!

Kookaburra said...

Thanks for using Kookaburra Wash! We hope your projects as soft as you want. :)