I'm Missy and my cloth diapering adventure started when my first child was 9 months old using BumGenius 1.0's. I have to admit that I quickly fell in love with cloth and bought a lot of different brands and sizes to try on my son. I had my daughter when my son turned 2 and had two children in cloth for about a year. We used BumGenius 2.0's and then moved onto 3.0's shortly after they came out. I have talked many friends into trying cloth diapers and it made me so happy feeling as though I made a difference in the environment! My daughter just potty trained at 30 months and I'm sad to see my cloth diaper days come to an end.
When my daughter was about to turn 2, she started playing with her own diapers and struggled trying to put them on her baby dolls. They didn't fit well and she got frustrated. I wanted to make her something that she could use to diaper her little babies that was cute and she could use over and over. Now, I have to admit that I didn't sew very much before I started practicing on her diapers, and the first few were a disaster! But I quickly learned my way around a sewing machine and perfected my diaper pattern. I wanted the diapers to look and feel just like the real thing, so I decided to make them with fleece lining and flannel print. I also use real elastic on the legs and in the back of the diaper for a better fit. My diapers come in two sizes, small and large to fit a wide range of baby dolls.
In December 2009, my Baby Doll Diapers Etsy store was born. I've had so much fun making these diapers for so many children's baby dolls and stuffed animals. I get a lot of orders for birthday gifts and I look forward to the holiday season to come. I have had a lot of success with my 6 pack of pastel diapers for people who want a nice mute color to match their doll's clothes. I have recently added matching bibs to the mix and can make a bib in any of the coordinating diaper prints. I'm in the process of increasing my stock and rephotographing all of my pictures for the holiday season. I will be adding lots of new prints in the next several months.
I am a full time working mom of two beautiful children (ages 4.5 and 2.5). I also have two Etsy shops which I work on in the evenings and on the weekend. I love to read books, sew and crochet and I'm slightly addicted to Facebook. My husband helps by doing most of the house work and also does most of the cooking so that I can concentrate on my different adventures. To him, I'm very grateful. We also have a shih-tzu puppy named Sadie who makes us laugh every day and brings us so much joy. I also have to include my Mom in this because without her, I would not have been able to be where I am today. I'm so lucky to have a caring, supportive and helpful family.