Thursday, 27 October 2011

Sergio would want you to see this....


I've been quite busy working on a lot of other elements to my cloth diapering business, but I felt an update was due on here... and what better subject to update you all on than my new best friend Sergio?

Here's a hint as to who he is (other than his name which basically gives him away)... he loves to cut fabric as he makes a perfectly straight seam with lots of thread.  He.... uh... loves to be well oiled every so often in order to.... okay, this could spiral out of control way too quickly.

Sergio is my new SERGER.  He actually looks like this:

(okay... he is actually an older version of this model, but this is the internet and he feels he should be able to represent himself however he chooses.)

I really needed (wanted) a serger for making diaper inserts but considering how expensive they are, I didn't think I'd be able to afford one for ages.  In stepped my sweet friend Dot, who offered to send me her serger.  For free.  How amazing is that?  Obviously I jumped at the chance to take it because Pfaff is a great brand and when else would I get an opportunity like this?

I got Sergio serviced (admire my restraint! admire it!) and now he serges like a dream.  I've been making all sorts of inserts for my diapers and now my diapers absorb like a dream too! 

I've been having a lot of fun spamming up the 'net with dick&jane... I'm now on Twitter, Etsy, Facebook... and a real live website is in production.  Social media is great for this stuff and actually makes marketing fun.

Well, I'm working on inserts today... I'd better get back to it!  I'll post photos of the finished results later on.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011



As you can see, the title of my blog has changed.  I have decided to call my diaper company "dick&jane".

Until I get my website up and running, my info will be found here and in my Etsy shop.


Monday, 3 October 2011


My Etsy is finally up!

Check it out here:

Also, watch for a Facebook group thingy near you sometime soon!  I'll force you to 'like' me.  Yyyyyyyup.

Today's pretty dipes: Part II

Here's the second one I did today that reeks of pretty.  I love it and honestly I think I'll shed a small tear if/ when it is sold!

A day for pretty diapers

A part of me wants to just go out and buy beautiful feminine fabrics and make a whole swack of girly diapers, but that wouldn't be fair... to Sylvan, because he'd have to model them*, and to all the other boy babies out there who so often get left out when it comes to cute cloth diapers. 

That being said, today was a PRETTY diaper day.  I had found some beautiful but decidedly feminine fabrics recently and just couldn't resist buying a few metres of each to make some gorgeous diapers. 

I'll do today's post in two separate installments again.... just for fun.

* I don't really have a problem with Sylvan wearing girly diapers.  They're diapers. Not a big deal. :)