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post #1 of 44
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I have been on a big crafting kick lately, I think it's the nesting urge. So I bought $11 of flannel on sale and am really pleased with all the goods I got out of it.

First, I made some cloth wipes, those things run about $1 a piece store bought! I got 39 of them. I was planning on a round 40, but I accidentally cut one square an inch too short. Oh well. They are all double layered and measure about 7 1/2" square.

2 of the prints I got were the end of the bolt, so I got the extra few inches at 75% off the already on sale price. The extras were enough to make 2 double layered burp cloths.

With the very last scraps I had enough to make 4 pantyliners. I have tops for 3 more, but I'll have to get more flannel scraps to make the wingbacks for them. These were surprisingly fun and easy to sew, though I now find myself coveting a snap press.

And as for knitting here are two soakers I have finished. I have 3 more that just need a little finishing work as well as a pair of longies.

So, inspire me with your finished baby goods, I need to clean out my in-progress basket.
post #2 of 44
I am a huge crafty mama.

I LOVE this pants pattern if you think it is worth it, it makes a really nice pants to fit over cloth diapers. They are adorable pants.

http://ycplife.blogspot.com/2009/04/...bum-pants.html

Tie nappies are always a wonderful thing.

http://ycplife.blogspot.com/2009/04/tie-nappies.html

AIO diapers are always useful.

http://ycplife.blogspot.com/2009/02/...o-diapers.html

If you have any PUl hanging around, you can make wetbags with prints on the outside and PUL on the inside.

http://ycplife.blogspot.com/2009/02/wet-bags.html

If you have big scraps, fitted diapers are my favorite.

http://ycplife.blogspot.com/2009/02/...d-diapers.html

I loved the simple project of these changing pads to shove in the diaper bag or leave laying around the house.

http://ycplife.blogspot.com/2009/02/changing-pads.html

You could make some prefolds/doublers to put in diaper if you are into CD.

http://ycplife.blogspot.com/2008/12/small-prefolds.html

If you have an older baby girl, you can totally make skirts. I made these for my darling out of total scrap material. We haven't spent a penny on clothes since.
http://ycplife.blogspot.com/2009/04/daphnes-skirts.html

Don't forget to make some cloth breast pads.

http://ycplife.blogspot.com/2009/02/...east-pads.html

or some postpartum pads.

http://ycplife.blogspot.com/2009/02/...rtum-pads.html

Hope that helps. I'm more than ready for this baby in terms of diapers and textile things.
post #3 of 44
I have only made 2 pairs of longies so far and I'm finishing up a little hat. I don't have my sewing machine up here or I would have made tons of fitteds for this baby.
post #4 of 44
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Originally Posted by an_aurora View Post
I have only made 2 pairs of longies so far and I'm finishing up a little hat. I don't have my sewing machine up here or I would have made tons of fitteds for this baby.
Awesome, I'd love to see a picture if you have one. What pattern did you use for the longies?

I inserted the elastic for the waistband in a pair of longies tonight, and I also finished crocheting the edging on a blanket. I've still got a few soakers to put leg gussets on, and finishing details on a hat and a bonnet, as well as a half sewn sleeper.
post #5 of 44
The only 'crafty' thing I have done is to make a sling. LOL! I used to be a lot more crafty but just don't have the gumption lately.
post #6 of 44
I've made nothing.. I would really love to learn how to sew to make some recycled t-shirt fitted diapers.

But I like looking at your stuff!
post #7 of 44
I'm about to go down to my sewing machine and finish up the newborn stash of dipes and maybe do wipes too (just occured to me reading this thread there are several things missing from my newbaby stash of stuff that I should be making! stay in there little dude!! LOL)

On my todo list - 1, maybe 2 NB covers (I have 3 made, but will have a stash of nearly 40 dipes between my mom and I! and one of them the reliability may be questionable- LOL- I think I used too thick of an outside fabric)

WIPES (duh)

Breast pads

Mama cloth maybe?

burp pads

ring sling

attempt #2 at pouch sling (attempt #1 was a total "FAIL")

And maybe experiment making some wool knitted soakers.. links to free patterns and what yarn to use would be really awesome... hint hint...
post #8 of 44
I am not crafty...I wish I was! But all of your stuff is beautiful!
post #9 of 44
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Originally Posted by kellykins View Post
I'm about to go down to my sewing machine and finish up the newborn stash of dipes and maybe do wipes too (just occured to me reading this thread there are several things missing from my newbaby stash of stuff that I should be making! stay in there little dude!! LOL)

On my todo list - 1, maybe 2 NB covers (I have 3 made, but will have a stash of nearly 40 dipes between my mom and I! and one of them the reliability may be questionable- LOL- I think I used too thick of an outside fabric)

WIPES (duh)

Breast pads

Mama cloth maybe?

burp pads

ring sling

attempt #2 at pouch sling (attempt #1 was a total "FAIL")

And maybe experiment making some wool knitted soakers.. links to free patterns and what yarn to use would be really awesome... hint hint...
How are you making your breast pads? Like, what size and how many layers? Are you using flannel? It occured to me that I dont' have any, and probably should. There is another sale on flannel at Joann's coming up so I may go take advantage of it. I'm also considering making some mama cloth, though I'm debating about including a waterproof layer. I don't think I can find PUL in a store here, and buying online and paying for shipping would be expensive. Normally my periods are light enough that I wouldn't need a waterproof layer, but lochia is bound to be different, at least at first, right?

For my knitted soakers, the pattern was not free, but I justified spending the money by realizing how many times I'll likely use it. I've already made 5, and those are just newborn and smalls. The yarn I've been using is Shepherd's Wool. It is so soft! Because of the softness it is likely to pill and felt easily, but for non mobile babies that shouldn't be too big of a deal. It also is a good price for the amount of yarn you get. Out of 2 skeins, I made 3 newborn soakers, a pair of adult mittens, and a newborn size hat. I still have enough leftover to probably get another newborn soaker, maybe a small even.
post #10 of 44
Longies-and-hat set

I used the "Pimp my longies" pattern. It's by far my favorite


Here are some I made for DD2
post #11 of 44
I used to be a crafty sort of person, not so much lately.
I have had this strong sewing urge through this whole pregnancy, my maternity leave started on Friday, so I think I'm going to have to try something this week. I've been wanting to make a ring sling...
post #12 of 44
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More projects finished today!

Here is a flannel blanket I crocheted an edging onto.

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t...m/IMG_1774.jpg
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t...m/IMG_1776.jpg

Longies I put the finishing touches on yesterday. I love these, they are so little and cute!

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t...m/IMG_1772.jpg

Some t-shirts I cropped short to use as nursing camis under some tops and dresses I have that pull down/to the side easily.

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t...m/IMG_1773.jpg
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t...m/IMG_1777.jpg
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t...m/IMG_1778.jpg
post #13 of 44
Have any of you made your own baby mobile? I want to, but haven't been able to summon up the creativity (or energy) to do it. I find lots of girly looking ones that I find adorable, but am having a hard time finding boy looking ones. I looked at etsy and thought that the ones there were very over-priced for something that didn't look THAT hard to do...
post #14 of 44
I have some cheap hangers and printouts to make a mobile, but no place or way to hang one.

This is my colorful mess (first finished knitting project) that I knitted in a week or so: http://www.flickr.com/photos/24688191@N05/3654262617/

And back in March I started a baby leg warmers project: http://www.flickr.com/photos/24688191@N05/3536356804/

I took some really ugly socks from Goodwill and cut 'em up and sewed them back together.

That's about as crafty as I get.
post #15 of 44
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Originally Posted by an_aurora View Post
Longies-and-hat set

I used the "Pimp my longies" pattern. It's by far my favorite


Here are some I made for DD2
Those longies are soooo cute!
post #16 of 44
I love this thread! I've knitted a few things for baby girl and have a few more in the works. I don't have any pictures (at least yet) though.
post #17 of 44
I have knit 5 wool soakers from recycled wool (all very soft). I am a bit conflicted about this as a vegan. However, the sweaters were already made by my mom for us when we were kids. I doubt she would have given them to Goodwill or anything. But she was happy for them to be recycled for her grandbaby.

They are pretty cute. She bought the pattern for me too.
post #18 of 44
I don't have any pictures yet, but I have been making a lot of things:

3 doz pockets and a few AIO's
ring sling
pouch sling
3 doz flannel/terry wipes
3 NB kimonos

Still to make:

wetbags
changing pad covers
cosleeper covers
mama pads
breast pads
3 doz flannel only wipes

my bfing basket
organizing wall baskets for baby stuff
finish my latest market basket
basket for my doula

I'm sure there's plenty more....

I love everything you guys have posted- what talented mamas! Those longies are soooo cute!
post #19 of 44
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Originally Posted by an_aurora View Post
Longies-and-hat set

I used the "Pimp my longies" pattern. It's by far my favorite


Here are some I made for DD2
DDC crashing but couldn't help but read and post as I'm sooo into sewing, knitting, crochet, anything that makes something useful for less money.
I'm rather new to knitting and that darn kitchener stitch is giving me a run for my money.
I think I need to find a video tutorial before I make anymore longies with a gusset.
post #20 of 44
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Originally Posted by Casha'sMommy View Post
DDC crashing but couldn't help but read and post as I'm sooo into sewing, knitting, crochet, anything that makes something useful for less money.
I'm rather new to knitting and that darn kitchener stitch is giving me a run for my money.
I think I need to find a video tutorial before I make anymore longies with a gusset.
http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/knitting-tips

There's a video of kitchener there (scroll down to finishing techniques)
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