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My name is Betsy and I like to make things. I have always liked to make things. A good part of my childhood was spent making things. And now that I have five children of my own, not much has changed. I am still in my element when I have spent a day creating.

Here in my "little sapling" shop on Etsy you can find a collection of handmade items for children and babies.

If you are interested in my women's line, go take a look at http://www.urbansapling.etsy.com

Thanks for stopping in,
Betsy


HOW TO LANOLIZE WOOL LONGIES & COVERS:

It's easy to lanolize your wool covers. In a small jar or squeeze bottle combine hot water,1 pea sized ball of…

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  • Joined August 18, 2008

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natural fibers, fabric, paint, yarn, paper

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Little Sapling Collection

About

My name is Betsy and I like to make things. I have always liked to make things. A good part of my childhood was spent making things. And now that I have five children of my own, not much has changed. I am still in my element when I have spent a day creating.

Here in my "little sapling" shop on Etsy you can find a collection of handmade items for children and babies.

If you are interested in my women's line, go take a look at http://www.urbansapling.etsy.com

Thanks for stopping in,
Betsy


HOW TO LANOLIZE WOOL LONGIES & COVERS:

It's easy to lanolize your wool covers. In a small jar or squeeze bottle combine hot water,1 pea sized ball of lanolin (Purelan, Lansinoh, or any other 100% lanolin cream works well). Shake until the lanolin is completely dissolved. (Lanolin that is not dissolved may leave little lanolin spots on your garment) Add the mixture to eight cups of warm water. You can use an Ivory soap bar or your favorite baby soap or shampoo to gently rub out anything needing special attention. Allow to soak for fifteen minutes or so. Swish the cover gently through the water to make sure the lanolin is in the wool. Do not rinse the lanolin out of the wool cover. Roll in a towel to remove excess water and lay the cover flat to dry.

When is it time to lanolize?
It is probably time to lanolize if you start to notice your wool cover wicking moisture, developing an odor or getting wet to the touch between diaper changes (assuming that the diaper isn't completely saturated).

An amazing fact is that lanolin chemically transforms your baby's urine into saline water. That is why you can hang your damp cover to dry without laundering. And it dries magically clean and odorless. I didn't believe it till I tried it. How did those crazy sheep ever figure this stuff out? Happy Diapering!

Thanks for stopping by,
Betsy

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