Saturday, December 21, 2013

New Diaper Covers- Now In Stock!

Having extra help means I'm flying through projects. I've had several things that I needed to work on but never had the time! My helper and I have been working through all the diaper covers I've had cut out and waiting for me. Click on the links below each picture to go to the listing.

Orange PUL Diaper Cover
Etsy- Newborn, Small

Groovy Guitars PUL Diaper Cover

Stars PUL Diaper Cover

Red PUL Diaper Cover

Citron Yellow PUL Diaper Covers

Spring Green PUL Diaper Cover

Saturn Blue PUL Diaper Cover

Robots PUL Diaper Cover
Etsy- Newborn, Small

I hope to have more completed soon!

Monday, December 16, 2013

New Cloth Wipes- Now Available!

I haven't had cloth wipes listed in my shop in a long time! I thought I'd bring them back... after all they just go well with cloth diapers and are a great way to use up scraps. :)

I've got several sets listed with more to come! You can find them on Etsy HERE or on my website HERE.

Cloth wipes are really great to use for all sorts of things... baby wipes, napkins, cleaning cloths, the list goes on! Wash them with your cloth diapers or just toss them in with your regular laundry after cleaning up those sticky little fingers. ;)

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Owl Adult Cloth Diaper

*I am no longer accepting orders for adult cloth diapers. Thank you!

Last month I posted about the new adult cloth diapers I've been working on. I still haven't listed them in my shop but am getting custom requests anyways.

I finished another new custom order this past week. This one has an owl flannel fabric as a decorative outer and white flannel on the inside. I've also made a couple extra pads that will be used for overnight use. They have a layer of zorb on the inside and the owl flannel on the outside. This adult cloth diaper turned out really great!

If you're interested in ordering an adult cloth diaper and cover just send me a message at h.greenhomegoods [at] gmail .com

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Custom Cloth Diapers

I finished another set of custom cloth diapers this last week. These diapers feature the candy pink snaps and the radiant turquoise thread.

The possibilities for customization are endless! You can order your own set on my website HERE or on Etsy (Newborn, Small, MediumLarge).

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Canning 101: Plum Jam

It's been awhile since I shared a canning recipe! This is a plum jam that I made this fall. 

Begin with about 8 cups pitted and peeled plums. Put them in a large saucepan with a half cup water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and boil gently until the plums are softened, about 5 minutes.

You can crush the plums but I wanted something a little more consistent so I pureed them with my stick blender. This gives you about 6 cups of pulp.

Now add 1 package of (1.75 oz) regular powdered fruit pectin and whisk it in really well. Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat, stirring frequently.

Add 8 cups of granulated sugar all at once and return to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Boil hard, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from heat and skim off foam.

Prepare your jars and lids. See HERE for further information of preparing your jars and lids.

Ladle hot jam into the hot jars, leaving 1/4" headspace. Remove any air bubbles and add more jam, if needed. Clean the rims with a damp towel and put on the lids. Screw band down until finger-tip tight.

Place your jars in a water-canner, making sure they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil and process for 10 minutes. Remove canner lid. Wait 5 minutes, then remove jars, cool and store.

 This recipe is so easy! I hope you give it a try! Happy Canning! :)

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Catching Up, a Birthday, & Knit Socks

This is a bit of a random post. The holiday weekend is over and I'm playing catch up. I've got lots of orders to package and ship and several custom orders to work on. Believe me, I'm working as fast as I can!

Lots of good food was eaten on Thanksgiving. Oh man, I feel it! The weather was beautiful and the family and I got out and worked in the yard. We have several big trees and lots of leaves that we raked up and burnt. And my boys spent lots of time cutting, splitting, hauling, and stacking wood for our stove. I think we wore ourselves out.


We celebrated Ian's 11th birthday yesterday. I really can't believe he's a pre-teen already. I made an angel food cake that we ate with strawberries and whip cream. Yum! We did something small for his birthday, instead of a big party he'll have a couple friends over this weekend for an overnight.

Ian & Bella


I started knitting a new pair of socks awhile ago. I'm the slowest knitter ever but they are coming along. I'm following a pattern in the book "Toe-Up 2-at-a-Time Socks" by Melissa Morgan-Oakes. Knitting 2-at-a-time is definitely my favorite way of creating socks. Anyways, I'm using a dark gray sock yarn. Hopefully I can get the socks along a little further in a week or 2 so I can show them off! Stay tuned. :)

Lots of great info in this book!
The socks pictured in the book that I'll be knitting

My gauge!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Personal Project: A Sweater for Bella

My Toy Yorkie, Bella, gets a little cold in the winter time here. Yes, I know how some people think it's stupid to dress up a dog. I really don't care what they think because my dog is just 3 pounds full-grown and Yorkie's have no warm winter undercoat. She gets cold and there's no reason she can't look cute while dressing up either. She's my companion dog that my husband sent me while he was deployed last year. See, isn't she cute? <3 :)

I'd been really wanting to teach myself Fair Isle or colorwork knitting but I needed a small project to get my feet wet in. A new sweater for Bella would be the perfect thing!

I started out by picking out some yarns, then knitting up a gauge. After I'd had my gauge I was able to measure from that to figure out how large I needed the sweater.

I spent a good day going through my books on color knitting and looking at patterns. I finally decided to create my own and came up with this!

I spent about a week knitting here and there. I'm a pretty slow knitter to begin with and when you add in a 2nd color for the first time, well, it took some getting used to!

And here is the finished product! I really enjoyed learning Fair Isle knitting and loved making something for my puppy at the same time.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Custom Cloth Diapers

I've been posting about cloth diapers a lot lately, but I've been sewing a lot of them it seems!

Last night I finished a custom order for a repeat customer. She picked the size she needed and the outer decorative fabrics and I created them for her little one. The possibilities are really endless! I also created a diaper cover for her from the groovy guitars printed PUL that I already had on hand. Everything turned out great!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Adult Cloth Diapers

*I am no longer accepting orders for adult cloth diapers. Thank you!

I'd been contacted recently by several individuals who were looking for cloth diapers in adult sizes for their handicapped/incontinent family members. There really aren't many options out there for adults in cloth.

It's tough knowing that a diaper is needed but the only option is the papery, plastic, uncomfortable, throw-away kind. Besides, what's an eco-conscious individual to do? Contact a seamstress/WAHM who might be able to help!

I've been asked over the years to size up my regular baby diapers and covers because they like the design. It'd actually been on my to-do list for a long time. Well, when I had 2 separate requests in the same week, I decided to go for it! I sent off my prototypes and had great reviews!

I'm still trying to figure out how to list these in my shop because of the size choices but I'm sure I'll come up with something soon. Until then, if you're interested just send me a message at h.greenhomegoods [at] gmail .com

Hopefully, I can share the over-night adult diaper style with you soon. What's pictured below is a basic day style diaper and waterproof diaper cover.

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