As you may or may not know, I have something of a love affair with felted wool. It's one of my very things to craft and sew with. Consequently I have a (very) large basket overflowing with felted sweaters and scrap bits. A few months ago, Sam stopped using diapers altogether. We still had him in something absorbent at night though. However, since he was waking up dry every morning, we decided to just go for it and make it baby boxers all the time. Buuuut, not without a teeny little bit of back up, just in case.
I love the idea of those felted wool pads for toddlers' beds (or nursing and/or cosleeping parents), but they're kind of expensive. That's when I realized I could put all those small and oddly shaped scraps of felted wool to work! I gathered up a big pile and fit them together like a jigsaw puzzle, then pinned the seams together. This required a bit of finagling and trimming, but wool is a forgiving fabric.
Once it was all pinned I just zipped all those seams together on the sewing machine and that was that. I had to go back over a few spots that turned out kind of wonky or lumpy. It was a pretty imprecise project, but it didn't need to be perfect, just water resistant. And, were I so inclined, I could have sewed a cute binding around the edge or something. But, as it was, I just tossed it on his bed, where it's been ever since. And I must add, where it's remained perfectly dry. Have to give credit where credit is due!
Here's Sam modeling the comfiness of the pad. This is how he normally looks in the morning, covers tossed off, hair a fuzzy halo, but with eyes closed:) Now that it's gotten warmer I've just layered a light cotton over it so he's not right on the wool. Although, wool actually stays pretty cool in the summer if you're just laying on it, not wrapping up in it, of course. Unfortunately (or not...), this only made the slightest dent in my wool stash, which means there are more felted wool projects to come!