I’m a big fan of line drying my cloth diapers. There are so many benefits. The direct sunlight sanitzes and strips them, bleaches out any stains, and it saves so much energy which is good for the environment and the power bill. Or in my case, saves energy and $1.25 to use a coin-op dryer. Then there’s the added benefit of the wonderful smell that comes with drying outside.
Before I had the spin dryer, anytime I would dry my clothes and diapers outside, they would come off the line really stiff. Since using the spin dryer, they dry almost instantly and they are just as soft as if they had come out of an electric dryer. I’m not sure what the difference is, but I think all the water still remaining in the clothes has something to do with it.
I put my diapers out on the collapsible rack every morning. The only items that need pinning are the wipes. I have issues holding several wipes and pins at a time while trying to put them on the rack. I’m too impatient to just hold one wipe and one pin at a time. When I saw the Granny’s Clothespin Apron in the book, One Yard Wonders, I was immediately in love. This pattern and the pug on the cover, of course, were the major selling points.
I finished my clothespin apron yesterday. I used it to hang my diapers this morning, and I am so happy about it! It works perfect for me! It’s so satisfying making something that is going to be used so often.
While making this, I couldn’t help but think of my sister. She loves making aprons. She is an apron making master! She made me this apron for my birthday last year. I use it all the time and I just love it so much! I also can’t help but giggle when I see this picture. I was only days away from finding out I was pregnant.