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post #101 of 118

I just have the snap pliers from Joann Fabrics...the Babyville ones. You can order KAM pliers too for the same amount. I'm sure they are better. These aren't as bad as I thought they'd be...I'm used to using a professional press, but it was stolen so I no longer have one. It's nice to have the pliers for little things here and there, but most of the dipes I'm making, I'd prefer to be snappiable anyway. It's a way better fit IMO and I'm just over it with the fancy dipes. I just want a trim, good fitting, economical diaper and if it's a bit cute, then it's a bonus! Your ETPFs look great. I love these. I am getting ready to make some more of those too.
 

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Love these!! I made a dress from that same fabric (top) for DD last summer.  =]  I also have a matching fitted diaper out of it. Very cute!! And I love the QSFW diaper! I'll have to try making one, if Baby gives me enough time. I don't have a snap press but maybe I could use sew-on snaps, or just pin it...

 

 

Here's my latest projects:

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This is my first ever fleece soaker, I hope it works! The booties are SUPER tiny.  =]

 

Knit pants, newborn size:

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Newborn leggings from a t-shirt. Can boy babies where leggings?? We don't know the gender of our baby, but I'm hoping these will work for either!

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My version of the extended tab prefold. It's a layer of cotton knit on front and back with microfiber middle.

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post #102 of 118

I LOVE IT!!! I want an outfit like that too!!!!
 

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My birthing outfit

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post #103 of 118

AiryFairy = goddess!

 

jennyvangy, the sweater is adorable! i looove the buttons, and the colours - super cute!!

 

I haven't been much of a crafter for the past few years and I am loving the low stakes of making baby things. I really don't care if things are perfect and the baby sure isn't going to either! I get frustrated if things are too fussy. I have made some easy things - mostly t-shirt gowns and flannelette receiving blankets. Also made a thin 'muslin' swaddling blanket and dyed it orange. Still working on my knitted blanket. 

post #104 of 118
Misshoneyb--I want those gray knit pants for myself ;-). Did you use a pattern? They look just perfect for baby pants! I think those pants would work for either gender!

Would love to make fancy diapers like you all, they rock! And Airyfairy, what an awesome outfit to labor in!

My knitting always seems to grow too...will have to get up a pic of my finished blanket and the two versions of matching hat (I was winging the hat and now will have one for next year or later plus one for soon, hopefully, but without a model to try it on, I'm just guessing!)
post #105 of 118
Wow. You ladies are talented!

I'm wondering if someone could point me in the right direction. I would really like to learn to crochet a hat. I used to knit, but haven't in about ten years. I would very much like to have a hands project for labor and the next few weeks leading up to labor. I looked on ravelrey for a starter kit, but I'm lost. There seem to be tons of patterns and how to videos on YouTube, but I just don't know where to start.

Do any of you have a link or site or suggestion, or a shopping list even, for me to get started to make a newborn crocheted hat?
post #106 of 118


I used this tutorial on Youtube. There are a couple others on there that I followed as well. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjvEK_cjf9A Baby beanies are really fast and easy. You can make one easily in a few hours time. I've made far too many now...LOL probably won't use them all but it's great crochet practice!

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Wow. You ladies are talented!
I'm wondering if someone could point me in the right direction. I would really like to learn to crochet a hat. I used to knit, but haven't in about ten years. I would very much like to have a hands project for labor and the next few weeks leading up to labor. I looked on ravelrey for a starter kit, but I'm lost. There seem to be tons of patterns and how to videos on YouTube, but I just don't know where to start.
Do any of you have a link or site or suggestion, or a shopping list even, for me to get started to make a newborn crocheted hat?


 

post #107 of 118
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miss honeyb, do you have a pattern for the baby pants, or a tutorial?  I can't stand the girl colors in the stores....


 

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Misshoneyb--I want those gray knit pants for myself ;-). Did you use a pattern? They look just perfect for baby pants! I think those pants would work for either gender!
 

 I basically used a pair of pants I already had and copied them. Here's a couple I basically followed:

 

http://www.made-by-rae.com/2010/10/free-raes-basic-newborn-pant-sewing-pattern/

 

http://www.handmadebabyclothes.org/handmade-baby-clothes/handmade-baby-clothes-neutral-series-neutral-newborn-knit-pants-tutorial

 

http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2011/09/super-simple-leggings-only-2-fabric-pieces.html

 

http://seekatesew.blogspot.com/2010/11/pants-week-day-2-upcycled-t-shirts.html

 

They're SO easy!! Especially if you have a serger. Seriously like 10 minutes.
 

 

post #108 of 118
Airyfairy—that’s a great outfit! I love the top, especially! Also, you look like a friend of mine from high school. Funny I didn’t notice before…

Thanks for the crochet link! I’ve been trying to teach myself, but it’s slow going. I got a book (for kids!) from the library and am hoping that between that and youtube I’ll be able to figure it out!

Also, I finally decided that the only way I’m going to make anything is if I give up on knitting and head back to sewing—so I got a nice soft wool sweater that I’m going to attack this weekend and see if I can figure out some longies! Thanks for being so inspirational, all of you!
post #109 of 118

One more project done while I wait for this babe to come! (I'm 39 weeks today!) I had a nursing cover I made, let's see...three babies ago. It was still nice and totally functional but hey, I wanted a new one! I won this fabric a few months ago and thought it would be perfect for a nursing cover. It has a really high thread count, so it's very satiny, but it's lighter weight than most quilting cotton, so perfect for summertime. I know some mamas aren't fans of nursing covers, but I like mine and use it often.

 

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post #110 of 118

honeyb, that fabric is to die for!  I love it.  I've never used a cover, but I think that whatever it takes for a momma to feel comfortable nursing her baby when baby needs it is wonderful.  The cover is gorgeous, and the ruffles at the bottom are great.

 

 

post #111 of 118

Very pretty! Who is the designer of that fabric, do you know? It kinda looks a little like Free Spirit or maybe even Joel Dewberry with the damask...but probably not because it's so floraly. (Sorry, I'm a total fabric junkie and used to work in textiles so this is how my mind works).

post #112 of 118

Haha, I'm the same way Saudade! It's actually Sandi Henderson's new line "Secret Garden".  I love it too!! I'm a sucker for pretty fabric...

post #113 of 118

Oh, and I used a combination of these two tutorials: 

 

http://shannonmakesstuff.blogspot.com/2009/04/nursing-cover-tutorial.html

 

http://seekatesew.blogspot.com/2010/11/ruffled-nursing-cover-tutorial.html

 

I love that the one doesn't use D-rings for the strap, 'cause I really don't like that element of most covers. I really like the tie feature instead - no hardware!

post #114 of 118
Ooo...I love the cover!

I finally made something that turned out! Here's the newborn cocoon (probably mostly for photos):

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I did a little hat yesterday, too, that i want to put bunny ears on...
post #115 of 118

I finally finished the gown I started months ago! My hubby was a surfer years ago (probably still would be if we lived in Cali instead of the midwest!) and this was one of his t-shirts. I really feel like we're having a boy, so I went with a pretty masculine shirt... we'll see!

 

Other mamas who've made recycled gowns, did you use the Rockin' Baby Gown tutorial? What did you think of the pattern? Mine turned out pretty well (except I accidentally put the sleeve cuffs on the wrong side of the sleeve! Oh well.) I'll be interested to see how it fits.

 

 

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post #116 of 118

saudade - Thanks again for the link. I've made two beanies and am getting more comfortable with the crochet stitches. I love the instruction on that youtube video! Now I just need to loosen up (my fingers stay tense) and smooth things out a bit. And get softer yarn! Then, the goal is a soaker (mostly for pics).

 

Pretty - love the cocoon!

post #117 of 118

Look what I made!! We're trying to do a photo on the blanket every Sunday as a growth record. I finally got the blanket off the needles right around when her cord stump fell off. This is at one week. She looks so tiny to me now!

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post #118 of 118

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