As a college student, dressing in my mom’s bell bottoms from the 70’s and concerned with the environment (especially the amazon rainforest deforestation by the cattle industry), I thought I was crunchy. Well, three homebirths, two child-led weanings (one still going strong), fifty or so vaccination refusals, one bed, thousands of hours wearing a sling, and countless numbers of cloth diapers sewn prove to me otherwise. Now that my littles are getting bigger, we are venturing into the world of home schooling and crafting is an essential part of our lives.
Little Comet Tails is the dream of mine long coming as a SAHM. Once my oldest son Thomas was born quietly at home (okay, not so quietly) at 1:35 in the morning on an April day in 2005, I was overwhelmed by how fast he grew (15lbs 25 1/2in at 10weeks!!) and how limited my pre-birth diaper supply shopping had become, the over-creative part of me kicked in and decided to make my own diapers. Since I had been a HS Science teacher (and crunchy granola enviromentalist) prior to having Thomas, and the conception of the company came at night. I was inspired with the name “Little Comet Tails” (and chuckled at the play on words that it brought about). I sewed everything myself with my own developed and tested patterns. Since then I’ve had numerous requests to sell my patterns as they fit other babies so well, so home sew patterns grew organically from there. I’ve since developed not only a diaper pattern line, but have been extending my designs to clothes that actually fit!
I like to call myself an unruly mom for a multitude of reasons, some of which I listed above, but mostly because in our house we strive to live without rules. The kids and the adults live together as humans, well most days. I’m still trying to figure it all out. Join me for the daily silliness that borders on lunacy!
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I have a question about the little one size diaper pattern. I know this can’t be sewn to sell but I love this pattern and want to make some for my local womens shelter. Can I donate dipes I make using this pattern or do I still need a license? Sorry to post here, I just didn’t know where else to send this question!
Of COURSE you can sew to donate! It is a totally beautiful thing to pay it forward and I would be happy to know that I was a part in some way 🙂
Any chance you’ll have a pattern for the weekender pants and top soon? I’d be happy to test it on my 6 1/2 month old for you! 🙂 I’ve been searching for a pattern like that for a while and I love the look of it!
I’m from Australia and i’m trying to purchase one of you patterns off the Amazon website and they keep saying it can’t be sent to my address (Which is really strange as they normally do). Is there any other way to purchase your patterns as i am dying to make one! 🙂
I’m one of those moms from the 70’s/80’s, who also had 4 child-led weanings, used cloth diapers and practiced the family bed way of sleeping. I have to tell you I have 4 “men” for sons who turned out to be amazing men, sons, fathers, husbands and brothers. Glad to know there are moms out there who are willing to put up with the public scrutiny. FYI…I was not brave enough to home school, yet un-school, but luckily my boys all found their career paths without any help or un-help from me or my husband. And surprise…I’m still married to my high school sweetheart!
Thanks for sharing your life in your blog.
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