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post #41 of 104

Finally finished all my matching shoes.. I was procrastinating on the last pair because when I was cutting all the fabric I miscounted and didn't cut quite enough lining fabric. I hate cutting fabric. I would do *so* much more sewing if I had a fabric cutting fairy!

 

Pic quality kinda sucks, can't see the shoes too well and they are kinda camoflaged, haha! I'd retake the pic with the shoes all together at the bottom but I already put everything away and I'm not gettin it back out!

 

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post #42 of 104

Repairing diapers....  Ugh.  I hate ripping seams.  Finally finished that, pinned all the elastic in, and today I finished sewing about half of them during ds' nap.  Probably about 8-10 more to go.  That's just my FB's.  Then I'll need to go through my BG's and see which ones need new velcro.  Sigh...  I guess after 400+ washes I shouldn't be surprised that pretty much everything needed an overhaul.

 

Next project is making felt fruit.  Not for the baby, but for my nephew's birthday present and I'll probably make a few extras for dd and ds for the holidays.  I've been looking on Flickr, blogs, etsy, etc. for ideas.  Anyone made felt fruit before and have favorite patterns?

post #43 of 104

I've been crocheting a lot recently.  I'm making hats for Christmas presents this year.  I made this one today, which turned out super cute so I thought I would share.  :)

 

What has everyone else been working on?

 

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post #44 of 104

That is super cute! And it looks nice and warm! What kind of yarn did you use?

 

I go through fits and spurts with my crafting. But, today one of my goals is to make a baby hat out of some cashmere scraps I have. I also want to incorporate a red velvet ribbon I have. I hand sew everything, so my design choices are somewhat limited, but I'm trying to decide between a pixie hood similar to the one you crocheted or a little hat with kitty ears. And the red ribbon in there somewhere... for some reason. A border, maybe?

post #45 of 104

Oh I've not been crafting as much as I want to.... I did hem some curtains yesterday for the boys' room, so that room is now almost complete (just one wall to decorate, but we have a very specific idea in mind so it might be a while).  I made a small rice pillow for labor (I don't know why I didn't just use a sock, but I wanted to make it look pretty.  Weird), but that wasn't exactly a fun craft.  I am working on a pair of legwarmers (upcycled from the sleeves of a sweater) and that's pretty much the only fun thing I'm doing.  

Here are some photos of the boys' room

 

they have this one striped wall, which I love.  I printed out some wall art and then the bottom two frames will have this really cool personalized name/birthdate/weight/height art from trendypeas.com

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This is the crib that we painted gray.  DS likes to tuck his babies in :-)  Who knows when/if we'll ever use the crib, but it's cute :-)  

 

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Here's a look at the custom blanket I had made just for DS1.  This is the back:

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And the front.  I love it!

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post #46 of 104

Thanks!  I used 'Stitch Nation' (Red Heart) 100% Peruvian wool.  It's basically the cheapest 100% wool yard that I could find at JoAnne's.  It works well and only costs $5 (full retail price).  I've made hats with ears as well, both are super cute and pretty easy.  I used organic cotton yard for the Monkey hat.
 

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That is super cute! And it looks nice and warm! What kind of yarn did you use?

 

I go through fits and spurts with my crafting. But, today one of my goals is to make a baby hat out of some cashmere scraps I have. I also want to incorporate a red velvet ribbon I have. I hand sew everything, so my design choices are somewhat limited, but I'm trying to decide between a pixie hood similar to the one you crocheted or a little hat with kitty ears. And the red ribbon in there somewhere... for some reason. A border, maybe?




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J - I love your picture wall with the stripes!   I'm terrible at decorating my kids rooms.

post #47 of 104

Good tip on the yarn at JoAnns. I'll have to look for it. The monkey hat is super cute!

post #48 of 104

I just finished up this felt food for my nephew.  I got him the Green Toys dish set to go with it.

 

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post #49 of 104

Very cool Jaimee!  About how long did it take you to make all of the fruit? 

post #50 of 104

It took a while b/c I could only complete one or two in a session before ds woke up from a nap or I had to go to bed.  But really each piece would only take about 10-20 minutes.  The grapes took much longer, though, as did the strawberries (b/c of the seeds on the outside).

post #51 of 104
Has anyone been creating?

I signed up for a week long "kids clothes week challenge" sewing challenge. It starts today, so it's late notice if anyone else wants to join in, but I feel like I need to sew up some summer stuff and with Sara being term tomorrow, I need to get a move on.

http://www.elsiemarley.com/kids-clothes-week-spring-2012.html/comment-page-20#comments


Otherwise I sewed a circle skirt for DD last week and we put snaps on a 4t shirt to make a shorts outfit for Shay. I have made a few pouch slings, overalls, pants and a toy lately. I'll try to post pictures soon. My plans for this week are wool shorties for both boys, shorts outfits, hats for the new guy and a couple more diaper belts. Ambitious? Maybe.
post #52 of 104

I've been working on knitting a sweater for Oren for ages, these illnesses have really gotten all of us down and creating hasn't really happened. I am planning a series of toy-making workshops for parents, and writing up proposals for community centres for crafty workshops for kids and adults. Indirectly crafty, I guess. And a plan to make money from being crafty, woo!

 

 

post #53 of 104

How do you make circle skirts? It would be fun to make clothes, I just have never done it.  

 

While I was visiting my family I crocheted a hat out of "yarn" I made out of a pair of old leggings.  It turned out really cute, but I accidentally made it too big for her.

 

My current project has been going on forever because I doing it all hand sewing. I'm quilting a blanket out of old jeans, the center is a quilt my mom made me that is falling apart, and the back is a flat sheet without  a matching fitted that I had.  It's pieced and assembled and I'm starting to do the quilting.

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post #55 of 104

Thanks!

post #56 of 104
WoW on the hand quilting.

That is the tute I used for DDs skirt. Crazy easy.
post #57 of 104

Will someone fly out here and teach me to sew?? I am so lost on Pinterest because half of the darn projects are for sewing... :(

post #58 of 104
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Will someone fly out here and teach me to sew?? I am so lost on Pinterest because half of the darn projects are for sewing... :(

 

Ditto. I need instruction so badly. I even have a sewing machine that I used when I was a pre-teen but somehow have lost enough brain cells into adulthood that I can't even remember how to use the dang thing... I used to be so crafty and creative, too. I once got the idea to make my own dreamcatchers with actual feathers that my lovebirds had shed. I just went to the store and bought a ton of craft materials, came home and made the most amazing dreamcatchers out of nowhere. I didn't even know how to do it; I just did it. I guess going into the accounting field drained my brain of whatever creative cells I had left in this life. Oops.

 

Oo, and if someone can teach me to crochet..... I'd be forever indebted to you. I've watched a YouTube video and also tried three instructional books, and somehow I still suck and can't get far enough to actually make anything. Although, I do have a lack of patience and probably give up too easily.

post #59 of 104
I learned to crochet when I was 4, forgot and picked it up again from videos.

For sewing you can usually find someone to give lessons through your local sewing store. Big ones like Jo Anne's have classes and small ones have info on who teaches. DD is currently taking sewing lessons arranged by her mama.

I'm still very much learning and I've been sewing for years.
post #60 of 104

I finished a pair of shorties 2 days ago and they were TOO SMALL!!  What the hell?!!?  Bettie is TINY an has never been too small for ANYthing and she had to be too small for the wool shorties I spent days knitting?  I tried posting them to trade on a local site but everyone on there uses pockets...

 

Joanie I tried to teach myself to crochet also and just couldn't do it.  All the YouTube videos in the world weren't helping me.  But I can knit some awesome stuff...supposedly crochet is easier and faster but I just don't believe it!

 

I also sewed a wrap for a friend who is having a baby.  Im going to steal Saras idea and make B some outfits from her sisters old shirts.

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