When sick kids = longer naps, Mamma chooses crafting over housework.


It was a long week with sick kids and hubz gone hunting, but here and there I managed to sneak a in a Starbucks and even a hobby or two. Before you call me Super-Mom, ask me to tell you about getting locked out of the house with the angels sleeping inside, and I have a few more misadventures to share.Β  But all in all, I’ve realized a certain kind of confidence (in the mere fact that I haven’t gone completely over the brink). πŸ˜›

During a particularly long baby-nap, I dug out a ‘project g’ (aka a gDiaper purchased used that has been well-loved and needed some new life breathed into it). So I decided to stamp it. I wanted to try this on a project g before moving onto the next level of stamping fabrics (something i have in mind for a new ‘got chocolate’ gDiaper that I’m planning to stamp for a fellow gMomma).

What you need:

Fabric paint, Painter’s tape, Acrylic Stamp set, stamping sponge (or just a painting sponge), small container (i used a tiny empty jelly jar) for paint).

Smooth out the fabric (may need to iron) and tape the item of clothing/fabric to the ironing board so that it remains smooth. For the gDiaper, I wrapped it around the ironing board end and used the diaper’s velcro to hold it tight.

Start your stamping! Use the foam brush as a stamp pad and tap paint lightly onto stamps and then find where you want the stamp on your fabric and press down with gentle pressure. Tape the edges and stamp over the tape to create a ‘believable’ look. πŸ˜€ Give fabric 10-15 minutes to dry before you remove the tape and move your fabric for additional stamping. You may wish to wash stamps in between these drying times so that the ink does not clog up on them (you can do this with just water).

Making progress! Now to the underside (front of diaper). I gave this about 20 minutes to dry before i flipped it over- although obviously when you flip it over it’s not touching anything but air so it’s not a huge deal- just make sure the stamps are dry before you start moving things around too much. You don’t want a smear after all your stamping.

Of course my shadow (home sick from school) wanted in on the crafting and so I let her stamp one of her shirts – we planned out our design and with a little help from mamma she did a fabulous job! Here’s her bear modeling the finished Autumn gDiaper!Β  Sorry about the iPhone photography.

good bear

bad bear

πŸ˜› Happy Autumn!




About hobbymamma

I'm a mother of the marvelous Olivia (age 7), the adorable Cooper (almost 3) and Wyatt (6 months). As a busy SAHM (& wife to Tyson aka 'Sarge'), I find myself with irons in many fires. Some of my time is also devoted to voluntary services for various non-profit organizations. The idea for this blog came from something I find myself thinking or saying rather often lately: I have so many interests & hobbies that I don't consider myself 'expert' at any of them. It can be frusterating on occasion, but mostly I find it refreshing and rewarding to enjoy such variety. On this blog I share bits and hints about some of the hobbies I currently enjoy. When considering some of my favorite hobbies - i've discovered that a theme that threads through many of them is green. Not necessarily the color (that too) but 'green practices'. I often find myself thinking, how can I make this more environmentally friendly. What ingredients or products are better for my family and the beautiful planet where we live. I hope you will enjoy reading about some of my hobbies and be inspired to try something new!

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