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post #21 of 88
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I just found this while browsing  http://projectsbyjess.blogspot.com/2011/02/tutorial-baby-sleep-sack.html  

  I plan on making a gender neutral one, and then a bunch gender specific later. It looks so cute and easy.

post #22 of 88

I picked up Anna Maria Horner's Handmade Beginning's book, and Lotta Jansdotter's baby book too, and once I can pull myself out of bed & away from the toilet, I hope to have my machine humming away!  I"m most excited that there is a pattern for a baby snuggler, you know the kind that you wrap around and velcro close?  Those just came out when I had DD, and there were no sewing patterns available (that I knew of!), so I"m excited.

 

I'll probably start on my diaper bag first, since I can use it ahead of time for a day bag. 

 

Christina

post #23 of 88

Thanks!!

 

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Originally Posted by saoirse2007 View Post

talk to me now...I covet your hat

 

I finished hat #2 yesterday. I'm going for a color theme here, apparently. I'm going to start on #3 tonight. 

 

I see we have some crafty sewing ladies here. Definitely going to have a swap!!

 

Crazykittymama, love the car seat blanket!
 

 

post #24 of 88

I have yarn for a cape sitting and waiting for me. Haven't looked up the link to see if the pattern is on ravelry, but I found a really cute one in a book from the library-Knit Two Together, I think, by Tracey Uhlman and a friend of hers. Planning on blue since we won't know what we're having until he/she arrives. Socks are on the list, too, as well as some new wool soakers.

 

post #25 of 88

Still processing the news, but I'm definitely planning to knit a sleep sack or two, a blanket and several cardigans. Probably hats too, since my last was a spring/summer baby and this one will be a winter. Oh, and I want to make lots of longies, some with feet!

 

I really want to make a sweater for myself - maybe I should do this now before things get too crazy with two!

post #26 of 88

I'm making 24 fitted diapers and 12 covers for the newborn stage, then probably about 30 one-size pocket dipes.  I knit and crochet too, so once we find out the sex, I'm going to go crazy making hats, sweaters, blankets, etc.  I can't wait!  I'm going to make a car seat "snuggle bag" too, it's like a sleeping bag kinda.

 

post #27 of 88
I am going to "make" a sling--I learned on a babywearing website that a 5 yard cut of jersey fabric will make a very effective moby wrap-style sling. It requires no sewing, only a bit of instruction on the dozens of ways to wrap a baby in it. I used to wear my toddler in the one I "made" from woven fabric from the clearance bin...$1/yard! I had to hem that one, but prob the cheapest sling ever!
post #28 of 88

I plan on knitting a couple of pairs of loniges. I do not have a specific pattern picked out yet.  I am hopeful that I will have time to knit some socks and hats and perhaps even a sweater.

post #29 of 88
Thread Starter 

i'm working on a sweater, it will be so nice to have a fall/winter baby. My other two are summer babies

post #30 of 88

KeanusMomma, I did the exact same thing with my last DS.  It worked great.  There is a great video on youtube or a momma explaining some of the basics of the DIY (I don't have access to the link right now :( )

 

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I am going to "make" a sling--I learned on a babywearing website that a 5 yard cut of jersey fabric will make a very effective moby wrap-style sling. It requires no sewing, only a bit of instruction on the dozens of ways to wrap a baby in it. I used to wear my toddler in the one I "made" from woven fabric from the clearance bin...$1/yard! I had to hem that one, but prob the cheapest sling ever!


 

post #31 of 88

I'll be making (crochet, or if I can get the hang of it, knit) all our diaper covers. I also want to make a couple of sleep sacks, hats (I adore making baby hats!), a bunting for going out since baby will be small in winter. For myself, not sure. If I get the hang of my sewing machine (pulling it out this week), I would love to make a couple of skirts, and maybe a simple sundress for this summer.

post #32 of 88

Im a knitter!  Ive recently made tons of things for the various pregnant women in my life- who are ALL having boys.  I have made wrap sweaters and pants, and hats most recently.  I haven't really thought about knitting for my own baby quite yet, but Im sure in a few weeks I will get there!  My goal this time around is to educate myself on cloth diapering (I know literally nothing about it) and make my own diapers and inserts.  I own an industrial machine and serger, so Im pretty sure I can do it easily.

 

LOVE THIS THREAD!  Thanks for the ideas, ladies! 

post #33 of 88

I knit but I feel really limited.  All the things I want to make I would need a sewing machine for. I left my sewing machine behind when I moved here 3 years ago.  I really want to buy a cheap one to start sewing some clothes and diapers.  I wonder if it is even worth the investment if I buy a cheapo one but that is all I can afford right now.   

post #34 of 88
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Originally Posted by TalkToMeNow View Post

Hey, maybe down the line we can do a DDC baby craft swap!



That would be SO fun!!

I wish I knit more, I have very basic skills, and I'm not good enough that it is any fun at all. I do sew (also pretty basic skills, but better than knitting). I have no idea yet what I'll be making, but I'll probably do some kind of matching applique stuff for baby and big brother.

post #35 of 88
Thread Starter 

 Bump has anyone made anything recently ?

 

 

post #36 of 88
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 Bump has anyone made anything recently ?

 

 

 

 

Not for my own baby, but for gifts for other Moms I know. 

 

For anyone that has Ravelry, I made both these- both easy and quick knits.  And the booties are fun.

 

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/converse-booties

 

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/newborn-wrap-sweater
 

 

post #37 of 88

I did, just been too out of it to post. I'm finishing a diaper cover today, then I'll prob be motivated to post pics! :)
 

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 Bump has anyone made anything recently ?

 

 



 

post #38 of 88

I haven't been able to do any baby sewing for a while because I had to spend all my sewing time making stuff to sew for a craft fair I did. It was yesterday. I earned $4 more than what I paid for the table @@ Then I spent $21 on buying stuff other people were selling. And there was a food vendor there and well.. I didn't bring any food so I spent $6.75 or so there! Oh well? So now that thats over, I'm excited for the freedom to sew whatever I want! I already have the fabric cut for my next project, its a pink velour nb sleeper. typical layette thing. I've been getting serious girl vibes from this fetus. dd says its a girl (I think she's just expressing her want though, lol) a good friend of mine is convinced girl, and my symptoms are on track with dd's pregnancy and not so much ds's. Plus my intuition. So I keep sewing girly stuff! I'll probably sew some boy stuff too, just in case, and then sell/trade (probably trade/gift, because I've been using patterns that you need a license to sell, so I want to be honest and legal!) the wrong gender. I really want a surprise! I can't wait to set out tiny nb girl and boy outfits to stare at while I labor, wondering which one I will get to put on the new baby! It will be so exciting. I haven't told many people that I'm team green.. its going to make some family members/friends SO MAD! lol. Oh well, they'll get over it. It'll be really fun to call up family to make the announcement. So much more exciting! 

post #39 of 88

Here are the other two hats I made. I think the hat collection is complete!

 

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post #40 of 88

And the first diaper cover. 

 

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