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« Reply #180 on: January 24, 2005 11:45:47 AM »

Ahhhhh! Congratulations Thixle!!!
I have just read thru all 19 pages (yup, so much for that 1am bedtime *sigh* lol) coz i was completely engrossed! (and, at times, slightly grossed out.lol)

I resent paying big bucks for a tidy period. Here in Australia, we have to pay GST (Goods and Services Tax) on tampons and pads, coz they are a "luxury" item. But condoms arent taxed. Go figure. I also hate wearing pads, and with a heavy period, wear tampons 24/7 (well, maybe 24/5 or 6). I just cant sleep with noisy bunchy crinkly pads, eccch! But i know it's bad, TSS and all that.

But now, I plan to (when i *finally* get around to getting a sewing machine) making a bunch of these, at the very least for overnight. Oh, and also for on Guide camps..... I can just rinse and store the pad parts, instead of trying to store or whatever a wrapped up pad or tampon (you can't leave them in the bush!!)

So ty ty ty Thixle and all the other ladies on this board!

« Reply #181 on: January 24, 2005 12:36:44 PM »


Congratulations on your pregnancy! I wish you the best!!!

This may be considered TMI, but instead of sewing, which I only do sporadically at best, I've taken to using a few of my more, shall we say, weathered bathroom hand towels for the overnight flow.

It's been kind of a "cut to fit" experiment with folding and various thickness levels, but it's allowed my to purchase exactly three large bags of commercial pads in the last year and I used to use a bag a month.

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« Reply #182 on: January 25, 2005 05:47:16 AM »

jm2luvr21 (sp??) : Yes, they would work in just the same manner as the cloth pads; I thought they might be a tad more absorbent, and of course they're machine washable, too. Just don't make them in scratchy Lopi yarn!

Thixle: Congratulations and welcome to the See I Told You I'm Not a Virgin Club! I can't wait to see a pic of your papoose in homemade dipes, a corset, and a Chicken Viking Hat!!

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« Reply #183 on: January 25, 2005 03:17:33 PM »


And congrats to you both!!!

~I believe that my life's gonna see the love I give returned to me!<3 XOXO Johnnay!
« Reply #184 on: January 27, 2005 01:31:10 PM »

look @ the first page. the knitted ones are on pg 15 i think

~I believe that my life's gonna see the love I give returned to me!<3 XOXO Johnnay!
« Reply #185 on: January 29, 2005 01:57:54 PM »

Excellent idea. And a million times better than landfill. But for those that aren't into cloth I wholeheartedly recommend http://www.mooncup.co.uk and will last for years and years and years.
« Reply #186 on: January 29, 2005 02:00:37 PM »

Hey. I didn't notice that there was 19 freakin pages. But it's cool that it's caused so much discussion. But yeah, Moocups/Keepers still rock. And anything's better than disposables. xx
« Reply #187 on: January 30, 2005 05:58:47 AM »

Thats quite alright! Smiley

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« Reply #188 on: January 31, 2005 11:29:02 PM »

Ooh! Babytime! Congrats, Thixle! I second the baby pics with homemade diapers. My mum longs for the time she made cloth diapers for my brother and me, and wants to get my brother to do the same for the nephew... about 6 more months of hormone-laden waiting... plenty of time to make emotional baby crafts Cheesy

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« Reply #189 on: February 13, 2005 07:38:12 PM »

Ok, I've been wondering this for months:

Does anybody who uses these have a really heavy flow? I'd LOVE to try these out, but my flow is... yuck.

I currently wear tampons all the time when I'm on my period. But, because I've got some wonky-system-problems, this can mean wearing tampons for a couple of months at a time. That can't be good for me, nor for the environment. And it surely is not good for the pocketbook!!

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