I’ve been getting SO crafty lately. Sewing reusable snack bags (in lieu of the billions of Ziploc baggies), laminated bibs, dresses, hair pins, etc. It’s been a sweet little nesty outlet for me these days, as we progress closer and closer to Baby #2’s due date.
HOWEVER. I recently came across a website called “Crafting a Green World” while searching for a pattern, and I couldn’t resist following this link: From Cloth Pads to Crocheted Tampons: DIY Menstrual Supplies. Yup. Not kidding.
Now, we use cloth diapers at our house, and I truly dig it. (To be perfectly open and honest, the thing I love most about cloth is that I don’t have to pay through the nose for diapers. Sure, the water bill is higher, but it’s nothing compared to a regular shipment from Diapers.com or anything.) But there is something absolutely disgusting – nay, repugnant – about crafting reusable tampons. I realize that our foremothers knew no different…and knowing that changes nothing. It’s just gross.
Go ahead, green commenters. Call me wasteful. Call me lazy. And then call me clean and happy cuz I’m not using DIY menstrual supplies.