Thursday, October 28, 2010

Becca with Cloth Diaper Mommy Giveaway

Upcycled Cloth Diapers. Could it get any better than that?

First I want to share with you a couple of facts about our everyday clothing ~

If each person in the bought one recycled garment each year, it would save an average of 371 million gallons of water and 480 tons of chemical dyestuffs! Wow!

Americans throw away 68 pounds of clothes on average each year and we only buy 10 pounds of recycled clothes annually.

I actually found Becca when she was being featured on another blog. It was right at the time I was putting together this Upcycled Week and my mouth fell open. I was so excited! I stalked her (yes I did you can ask her) because I knew all of you would love this idea as much as me!

Becca makes diapers out of t-shirts! Even the inside soakers are made from t-shirts, velour pants, towels, or even jeans!

This is how she got started making them, "I started making cloth diapers myself because I was tired of paying so much for them. It's not that buying a bumGenius or a Goodmama wasn't worth the $20-30 or so that they cost, but simply that our budget was too tight for me to continue to fill my stash with that amount of money per diaper. When I discovered Etsy, I was ecstatic because I've been crafting my whole life for myself and others so the idea of being able to make money from something I love to do was very enticing. I chose to make my diapers out of upcycled materials because I can get those for either free or next to nothing which means I can offer my diapers for less than the normal price of diapers. I just charge for my time and the minimal price of snaps/velcro and elastic rather than also adding in the cost of fabric."

Are you dying to see one? Here are a couple...












Where does she get her materials?
"I generally get T shirts from friends and family.  They all know they can give me their unwanteds. I'll buy them at yardsales too if I can get them for $.25 or cheaper.  Also,  I have a tendency to hold on to items of clothing for sentimental value, so knowing I can turn a T shirt, skirt, or pair of sweatpants that I no longer wear into something for my daughter is also incentive to get rid of stuff! Now we have sentimental diapers that we actually USE from day to day rather than old T shirts that take  up space in my closet because they have special meaning! And I just made my daughter a little dress from one of her Daddy's old dress shirts too.  It's just great to upcycle things you already have rather than spending money to buy new stuff!"

Here is one made of sweatpants!



But how does she make them?
Here is a step by step tutorial found on her blog. Be sure to leave her comment love if you use it!
http://beccasclothdiaperblog.blogspot.com/2010/03/make-your-own-t-shirt-fitted-diaper.html

Or if you can't sew like me you can send in your t-shirt and Becca will make a customized one just for you!

Next time around I will be sending Becca my own T but this time I chose one out of her Etsy store Cloth Diaper Mommy. It is so cute! P'Diddy and I were very excited to get our fluffy mail that day to try on our new dipe. The first thought I had as I touched it was how soft it was, exactly like an old T. I knew it would be very comfy against baby's skin.



I asked Becca if she was a Crunchy Mama...
I'm a crunchy mama when it is economical for me to do so but I don't think I'd be defined specifically as such. Our town doesn't offer recycling, so I don't recycle cans and newspapers. However, I try to keep down on our trash by switching out our napkins and papertowels for cloth and I obviously cloth diaper. I save money by making my own baby foods but I'm not vegetarian or anything as meat and protein are essential to my daughter's diet and my husband is a huge meat eater. We baby wear and occasionally co sleep, but not all the time. And we believe in kind but firm discipline. It is important for us that our daughter recognizes authority and learns to respect it so that she'll be honoring to God in her life and so that she can function as a well-rounded member of society. Our biggest and most important goal in regards to raising our daughter is that she grow up to know and love Jesus Christ as her Savior and her friend. Everything else is secondary to her eternal salvation and that essential relationship.

Would you like to WIN a set of 8 wipes made from T-shirts? Perfect for washcloths & napkins too!
You can choose girl, boy, or neutral. How fun is that?



MANDAOTRY Entry ~ Visit Etsy store Cloth Diaper Mommy and tell me what you LOVE!
(give yourself an extra entry for hearting her shop!)
AND
Become a BeachBum Follower!
 
EXTRA Entries
~Like Cloth Diaper Mommy on Facebook - tell her Crunchy Beach Mama sent ya!
~ Follow Becca's BLOG - you can see all her sewing fun!
~ Comment on Etsy Treasury of upcycled items!
~ Purchase from Cloth Diaper Mommy in course of this giveaway - 5 entries!

~Follow me on Facebook - use sidebar widget
~Follow me on Twitter & Tweet "Win Upcycled T-Shirt Cloth Wipes from Etsy's Cloth Diaper Mommy @crunchybchmama http://tiny.cc/1b8ga #clothdiapers #green #giveaway"
~Enter another giveaway from Upcycled Week

5 EXTRA Entries to any giveaway this week (or spread them out) by participating in TNT's upcycled scarf tutorial (takes 20 minutes and all you need is an old t-shirt & scissors ~ and it's soooo fun!) Click HERE

Cloth Diaper Mommy sent me wipes to review for this giveaway but I was not compensated in any way for the post. This giveaway will end on Nov. 9, 2010 at 10:00pm ET. Winner will be drawn via random.org. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and they will have 48 hours to reply before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to anyone in the US and Canada and you must be 18 years of age or older.

108 crunchy comments:

MommieVentures said...

Large Wool Soaker with Bumblebee stripes and stinger

Super cute!

MommieVentures said...

'like' Cloth Diaper Mommy on Facebook

MommieVentures said...

'heart' Cloth Diaper Mommy on etsy

MommieVentures said...

Following Becca's Blog

MommieVentures said...

Commented on Etsy Teasures
(under trelmixx)

MommieVentures said...

Following you on Facebook

MommieVentures said...

Following you on Twitter & tweeted!

MommieVentures said...

Entered the upcycled saod can giveaway

Delphina said...

I love the fish design. My daughter is a fish fan!!!

Delphina said...

I am a face book fan

Delphina said...

I love on etsy:).

Rachel said...

Love the octopus soaker!

Rachel said...

Cloth Diaper mommy liked on facebook

Whitney said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/50121313/medium-wool-soaker-fishies-reduced-price

This is lovely! If it was not so cold here I would snatch it up!

Whitney said...

I liked you on face book :)

Max's Mommy said...

Large Wool Soaker with Bumblebee stripes and stinger


So cute!!

Max's Mommy said...

I like you on facebook!

Max's Mommy said...

I loved on Etsy!

thislifeisabeautifulone said...

OHMYGOODNESS these are adorable!
i love so much on that store. i'm really digging the basketball t-shirt diaper with snaps though!

and oh, i follow your blog :)

Brandi Elam said...

I love the fishies wool soaker!

brandielam3 at gmail dot com

Brandi Elam said...

I favorited her etsy shop!

brandielam3 at gmail dot com

Brandi Elam said...

I follow you on FB

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Brandi Elam said...

I like Cloth Diaper Mommy on FB

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Brandi Elam said...

I follow Becca's blog.

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Ginger Bergemann said...

Loving that bumblebee soaker. Too cute! I follow you on GFC.
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Ginger Bergemann said...

Added cloth diaper mommy to my etsy favorites.
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sunnymum said...

I like the bright Red Small T Shirt Fitted Cloth Diaper with Snaps with doubler.
cbeargie at yahoo dot com

sunnymum said...

I hearted her shop on Etsy (I'm Spritzysis)

sunnymum said...

I'm now following Makin' it.

sunnymum said...

Commented on the Etsy Treasury of upcycled items (spritzysis)

sunnymum said...

Tweeted! http://twitter.com/sunnymum/status/29037792688

EmAlbritton said...

love the medium flowered tshirt dipe

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EmAlbritton said...

hearted the Cloth Diaper Mommy shop on Etsy

emilyalbritton@yahoo.com

EmAlbritton said...

liked Cloth Diaper Mommy on facebook

emilyalbritton@yahoo.com

EmAlbritton said...

following Becca's blog

emilyalbritton@yahoo.com

EmAlbritton said...

following you on twitter - and tweeted...

http://twitter.com/#!/emalbritton/status/29039037057

emilyalbritton@yahoo.com

EmAlbritton said...

following you on facebook

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bukaeyes said...

I love the Patriotic T-Shirt Diaper Cover and I follow on GFC as bukaeyes

bukaeyes said...

I follow Makin It on GFC as bukaeyes
bukaeyes@aol.com

JKMommy said...

Okay here I go entering this awesome giveaway! First here's what I LOVE - the knit cover with the Octopus! sooo cute - love that she adds these embellishments!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/53760002/handknit-wool-shorties-with-octopus

jkrs01 @comcast.net
GFC follower

JKMommy said...

I hearted her shop on Etsy!

JKMommy said...

Liked Cloth Diaper Mommy on FB!

JKMommy said...

Follow you on FB
:)

JKMommy said...

I entered the Kangadu giveaway! :)

JKMommy said...

I commented on the Etsy treasury and even left your blog URL! :)

JKMommy said...

Twitter & Tweet! http://twitter.com/ayearwithmomdad/status/29045942877

JKMommy said...

Donut Scarf extra entry #2 - notice I am doling these out slowly - trying to figure out where I really want to place them! haha! :)

JKMommy said...

I like Becca's blog! :) Yay!

Grandma Bonnie said...

I like the Patriotic Diaper cover Small.
I follow with GFC
bonniesbabyboutique(at)ymail(dot)com

Grandma Bonnie said...

I hearted Cloth Diaper Mommy.
I follow with GFC
bonniesbabyboutique(at)ymail(dot)com

Grandma Bonnie said...

I am following Becca's Blog with GFC
bonniesbabyboutique(at)ymail(dot)com

EmAlbritton said...

entered Terracycle giveaway

emilyalbritton@yahoo.com

Heidi said...

I love the medium wool soaker -- Fishies.

I follow your blog via GFC.

heidikittelson at gmail dot com

Heidi said...

Heart Cloth Diaper Mommy's shop on etsy. (friedturtle)
heidikittelson at gmail dot com

Heidi said...

Follow Becca's blog.
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Heidi said...

Follow you on twitter and tweet: http://twitter.com/hkittelson/status/29097234178
heidikittelson at gmail dot com

The NEW Mommiez Blend said...

I follow. I am loving the Medium Wool Soaker--Fishies. So cute!

Chelle
newmommiez at gmail dot com

Kirsten said...

I am a Beach Bum follower. I love the Medium Wool Soaker with Fishies. Adorable!!
kirsten.jason.2010 at gmail dot com

Kirsten said...

I heart Cloth Diaper Mommy on etsy (LaydieAphrodite)
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Kirsten said...

Like CLoth Diaper Mommy on facebook (Kirsten T)
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Kirsten said...

Like you on facebook (Kirsten T)
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Kirsten said...

Follow you on twitter and tweet
https://twitter.com/LaydieAphrodite/status/29317536836
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Kirsten said...

Entered Kangadu giveaway
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slb3334 said...

I like the medium wool soaker with smiley face.

Janine said...

I follow Beach Mama via Google & I love the T-Shirt Fitted Cloth Diapers.

J@Hollowstar.com

AlternativeHousewife.com

Janine said...

I hearted her shop - I'm hollowstar

Janine said...

I Like Cloth Diaper Mommy on FB and told her you sent me

Janine said...

I follow you on Facebook

Kerry said...

I actually stumbled upon Becca's diapers while searching on etsy - and already favorited lots of her dipes - especially her fitteds! Very cute and fun!

Kerry said...

And I hearted her shop!!!

Kerry said...

Following Becca's blog!

Kerry said...

Like Clothdiapermama on FB!

AEK said...

Love the large wool soaker w/bumblebee stripes and stinger! So cute!
Publicly follow via GFC under AEK

Thanks!
angiedkelly at gmail dot com

AEK said...

hearted CDM etsy shop under dunkel99

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AEK said...

Like CDM on facebook and left message

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AEK said...

follow becca's blog

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AEK said...

follow you on FB

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AEK said...

follow you on twitter and:
http://twitter.com/#!/queenofthesnot/status/1022592257359872

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AEK said...

entered wool soaker giveaway

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Keshia said...

I LOVE the fishie wool soaker :)

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Keshia said...

I like CD Mommy on FB

coopersmommy09@gmail.com

Keshia said...

Follow you on Twitter and Tweeted:

http://twitter.com/#!/Coopers_Mommy09/status/1487820191432704

coopersmommy09@gmail.com

Keshia said...

I follow Becca's blog

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Karine Traverse said...

I love her Large Wool Soaker with Bumblebee stripes and stinger, so cute. GFC Follow (Karine Traverse)
sahmofdq@gmail.com

Karine Traverse said...

Hearted her shop (SAHMofDQ)
sahmofdq@gmail.com

Karine Traverse said...

Like her on FB and commented (Karine Capobianco Traverse)
sahmofdq@gmail.com

Karine Traverse said...

Follow her blog (Karine Traverse)
sahmofdq@gmail.com

Karine Traverse said...

Comment on Etsy Treasury of upcycled items (SAHMofDQ)
sahmofdq@gmail.com

Karine Traverse said...

Like you on FB (Karine Capobianco Traverse)
sahmofdq@gmail.com

Karine Traverse said...

Follow and tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/SAHMofDQ/status/1920816203698176
sahmofdq@gmail.com

Karine Traverse said...

Entered the Kangadu giveaway
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sweetpea18 said...

gfc-heatheranya
i love the Newborn T Shirt Fitted Cloth Diaper with snaps and velour
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sweetpea18 said...

i heart her shop
heatheranya at hotmail dot com

sweetpea18 said...

i entered the Kangadu Wool Soaker w/Custom Applique giveaway
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Discovering the Me in Mommy said...

Like the fish wool soaker
feh79 at yahoo dot com

Jenelle said...

i follow you on FB

Jenelle said...

i entered another Upcycled Week Giveaway

Jenelle said...

I visited her Etsy shop liked the Bee Soaker with the little stinger (CUUUUTE!)

FDP 4 Life said...

i love the Small Fuchsia T Shirt Fitted Cloth Diaper with Snaps
i am a follower
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

Linda said...

I follow on GFC (Linda R) and I love the Large Wool Soaker with Bumblebee stripes and stinger

lyromero77 at yahoo dot com

Linda said...

I added shop to my etsy faves (tigger77tigger)

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Linda said...

I like Crunchy Beach Mama on Facebook (charming linda)

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Linda said...

I follow Becca's blog on GFC (Linda r)

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Linda said...

I follow on twitter & tweeted:
http://twitter.com/luvlybrunette77/status/2074396348915712

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kathy pease said...

i like the Handknit Wool Shorties with Octopus--Medium

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kathy pease said...

like you on facebook kathy l pease
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kathy pease said...

entered brandy fisher giveaway

Gianna said...

I'm a GFC Follower.
Handknit Wool Shorties with Octopus--Medium