100% recycled pillow

these days all my energy has been going into the birth of my business with my cloth products. it’s a lot of work and a lot of thought. i haven’t slept decently in 3 or 4 nights thanks to bizarre dreams about sewing cloth diapers. …

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All about cloth diapers

For those who don’t use cloth diapers, the idea of being in close contact with your child’s p & p (pee and poo) isn’t that pleasant; however it’s… totally natural. Disposable diapers are a relatively new invention which became the norm only in the past …

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All about cloth nursing pads

Why use cloth nursing pads? Breastfeeding is the best thing you can do to give your child a head start in life. Nobody denies that nursing is the healthiest thing for your newborn, is cheaper and more ecological than formula, creates a strong bond between …

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November 8: market!

on november 8 i will participate in the ragnatela*autoproduzioni market at giardino dell’orco on lake avernus, pozzuoli (NA). this market sells organic food and other products, all of which are auto-produced, and is held every month. however this month is special, being ragnatela’s first birthday, …

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compost

apparently, i’m not the only ecological preacher out there! the beach we went to in colombia this past summer was full of trees with inspirational messages on them. i got such a kick out of them! here it says “la idea no es limpiar mas, …

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Happy saint’s day, Sofia!

My daughter was born in August, when pretty much everyone in Italy goes on vacation, so she can never celebrate with her friends and family at home. So we throw her a party for her onomastico, saint’s name day, as is celebrated in Catholic countries. …

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Window crayons

Every free moment these days I spend making new menstrual pads for my Cloth Pad Shop store,* so I don’t have my own original things to write about right now. Instead I’m writing about something I brought back home to Italy from the United States: …

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DIY foam stamps

My daughter has discovered just how much fun stamping is. And I have discovered just how expensive those cute stamps are. One of my posts that has gotten the most comments was about making stamps out of old flip flops, but that’s a bit labor-intensive. …

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And from undies to…

God knows what in the world I was thinking when I bought these pairs of underwear a couple of years ago. Apparently I was under the delusion that my behind had miraculously gone back to what it had been maybe when I was 18, a …

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Potty seat bag

My daughter has just started using the potty regularly, a huge relief because we’ll be taking a trip abroad this summer for more than 6 weeks and I really wasn’t too thrilled at the prospect of bringing our cloth diapers with us and having to …

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Appliques

I had some things I wanted to spice up a tiny bit so I decided to add some patches. Here we have a nice Hello Kitty (my daughter’s most recent passion) and a dinosaur. Nothing special. Then I saw this post on how to make …

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Three variations of pesto

For me the summer is pesto time. I recent saw a facebook friend’s status about sundried tomato pesto and obviously I had to ask her how she made it. She told me to toss basil, pine nuts, sundried tomatoes, olive oil and salt in the …

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