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Calling all Crafters (and wanna-be crafters)!!! What are you making for you/baby???

post #1 of 152
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Hey all!!  Do we have any crafters out there???  I am curious what you are making!  Let's use this space as a place to share project ideas, descriptions and photos of projects, links to various tutorials, etc.  A place to talk sewing, knitting, crocheting, felting, quilting, painting, building, scrapbooking, etc. All are welcome, experienced crafters and novices alike!

post #2 of 152

I'm planning on making this baby some longies, but I have Christmas crafting (sweaters for my two older kids) to finish first.
 

post #3 of 152
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I have made myself a bunch of skirts (I can't get enough of skirts!) with a yoga waistband.  They are good for pregnant and non-pregnant woment alike... I have just started to wear them with the waistband in the "pregnant" way.  Here is a link to show you what I mean.  :) http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2011/03/womens-skirt-with-yoga-style-waist-band.html

 

I have also started piecing together a baby play mat.  I will try to post pictures of that later.  

 

I make mei tai carriers for people and have picked out the fabric for my new one.  My favorite carrier is lost at the moment.  I hope I find it before I move, but I think this new one will be super cute and a great replacement if I can't find my good ol' original! :)

 

I am hoping to avoid buying many maternity clothes.  I plan tailoring a pair of jeans by adding on a yoga waistband to it... Maybe even tailor some shirts to fit a maternity belly... making a dress or two for sure... Maternity dresses can be sooo expensive!


Edited by jodieanneanton - 8/17/12 at 8:32am
post #4 of 152

I'm just beginning to think about knitting projects for the new babe. I already have a bunch of tiny knit soakers, but maybe I should knit some longies that will fit from about 6 - 12 months, when the weather is colder. And matching hats and socks! Can't wait to go yarn shopping, but I have to force myself to use up some of my existing stash first.

post #5 of 152

I am a crafter wannabe!! biggrinbounce.gif

 

I do have a sewing machine and a serger, somewhere in my parents cellar. I have been getting ideas of making some really cute pants that I found on Pintrest, here is the link for the nightie ones and here for the yoga. But if you didn't notice. They're pretty girlie, so I think I will wait until after our US and we know if I can sew cutie patootie girlie things or not.

 

When DS3 was born I had sewn all of his CD hemp inserts. I may do that again, but we will see, life is a bit more crazy now, and it will depend if I have time. It will also depend if I can find inserts that work as good as the ones I used with DS3, I never had leaks, that hemp terry was amazing stuff!  

post #6 of 152

This is such a great thread! I love to sew, but I haven't been doing it that long. Jodieanneanton - Thank you for that skirt pattern! I hated the fold-over waist before I was pregnant, now its one of my favorites. I love how this skirt is not overly fitted, so no worries about underwear lines. I made a wrap skirt that I based on this pattern http://www.make-baby-stuff.com/wrap-skirt-pattern.html It's basically like an over-sized apron - very comfy, but shows a little leg. Babytoes- I love those little yoga pants! I am going to make a hooded frog-towel from this pattern http://www.make-baby-stuff.com/hooded-baby-bath-towel-pattern.html There are actually tons of cute ideas on this Make-baby-stuff site. Let's post some pics of what we make! 

post #7 of 152

Just got an idea today similar to this: http://pinterest.com/pin/101119954103405734/

 
I would love to do a Victorian or 1930s fairy themed room for a little girl, and thought painting old doorknobs like brightly colored mushrooms might be kind of cute...
post #8 of 152
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I'm just beginning to think about knitting projects for the new babe. I already have a bunch of tiny knit soakers, but maybe I should knit some longies that will fit from about 6 - 12 months, when the weather is colder. And matching hats and socks! Can't wait to go yarn shopping, but I have to force myself to use up some of my existing stash first.

I totally have this problem of having a way too large fabric stash.  I am on a self imposed fabric buying freeze until mine gets under control.  I had to drive by a HUGE fabric outlet on Saturday and not stop in.... SOOOOO HARD! :D

 

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I am a crafter wannabe!! biggrinbounce.gif

 

I do have a sewing machine and a serger, somewhere in my parents cellar. I have been getting ideas of making some really cute pants that I found on Pintrest, here is the link for the nightie ones and here for the yoga. But if you didn't notice. They're pretty girlie, so I think I will wait until after our US and we know if I can sew cutie patootie girlie things or not.

 

When DS3 was born I had sewn all of his CD hemp inserts. I may do that again, but we will see, life is a bit more crazy now, and it will depend if I have time. It will also depend if I can find inserts that work as good as the ones I used with DS3, I never had leaks, that hemp terry was amazing stuff!  

I  go back and forth about making diapers all the time.  I have all these grandiose plans about what kind and using my serger now that I have one... but when it comes down to it, I can never decide what type of fabric to use!  

 

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This is such a great thread! I love to sew, but I haven't been doing it that long. Jodieanneanton - Thank you for that skirt pattern! I hated the fold-over waist before I was pregnant, now its one of my favorites. I love how this skirt is not overly fitted, so no worries about underwear lines. I made a wrap skirt that I based on this pattern http://www.make-baby-stuff.com/wrap-skirt-pattern.html It's basically like an over-sized apron - very comfy, but shows a little leg. Babytoes- I love those little yoga pants! I am going to make a hooded frog-towel from this pattern http://www.make-baby-stuff.com/hooded-baby-bath-towel-pattern.html There are actually tons of cute ideas on this Make-baby-stuff site. Let's post some pics of what we make! 

I made a wrap skirt based on that pattern, too, Jess!  What I did to combat the "showing leg" problem was to add an extra panel of fabric and move the button hole to a new place.  It worked nicely and no one is forced to look at my legs! ;)

 

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Just got an idea today similar to this: http://pinterest.com/pin/101119954103405734/

 
I would love to do a Victorian or 1930s fairy themed room for a little girl, and thought painting old doorknobs like brightly colored mushrooms might be kind of cute...

That is soooo cute!  My plans for my baby is to have him/her sleep with us for a while, but I am redoing a bedroom for the girls when we finally move (hopefully BEFORE baby comes!).  I was gonna do moon and stars type theme.  I saw some really cute decor on my trip to Amish country this weekend and I want to get them... A sign that says " always kiss me goodnight" is one of them! :)

post #9 of 152

I had so many plans the last pregnancy for knitting, but ended up with terrible nerve pain that kept me from knitting past about 20 weeks.  Really hoping to avoid that this time.  I have plenty of wool covers I knit for my LO that are unisex.

I'm keeping my expectations low, but really want to do some matching hats and socks in a few colors.  If I don't end up with the pain this time, I will do a gown or blanket.  

post #10 of 152

oops, forgot to add I'm about to cast this on, for myself!  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cybelle  (I think you have to be a ravelry member to see that link, sorry to anyone else).

post #11 of 152

I just started knitting a hat. Once it's done I'm going to knit some baby legs to go with it. Unfortunately, it's looking like it might turn out too small. I don't know how to use patterns so I usually just wing it. 

post #12 of 152
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oops, forgot to add I'm about to cast this on, for myself!  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cybelle  (I think you have to be a ravelry member to see that link, sorry to anyone else).

Soooo cute!  I wish that I was able to do more than simple knitting. (I can only knit scarves and even they don't turn out very good!) **SO jealous!**

post #13 of 152
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oops, forgot to add I'm about to cast this on, for myself!  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cybelle  (I think you have to be a ravelry member to see that link, sorry to anyone else).

Peace, Do you have this pattern? My mom is a knitting fool!! I can't knit for beans, but I know she would love to make me something, and this is adorable! I can only imagine it in bamboo! Oh, so soft....

post #14 of 152

I crochet and am a beginner at sewing. I made 2 hats (one boy, one girl) since we aren't finding out gender. I am 90% done with a blanket. I am planning on making at least one pair of longies or a soaker. I will hopefully sew something decent for the baby at some point. I really want to sew up a maternity dress or some shirts, but I don't think they will turn out very well!

post #15 of 152
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withlittlelungs- There are lots of tutorials online on how to convert preexisting clothes to maternity.  Most are pretty easy, you should try looking into those!! :)

post #16 of 152

thanks Jodieanneanton!! i will check them out!

post #17 of 152

I was almost done with my adorable little hat... and then DS got a hold of it when I wasn't paying attention. He pulled out the needles and unraveled most of it. :(

post #18 of 152
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I was almost done with my adorable little hat... and then DS got a hold of it when I wasn't paying attention. He pulled out the needles and unraveled most of it. :(

Oh, no!!! 

post #19 of 152
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yesterday, I cut out fabric pieces for 4!! baby carriers.  Only one of them is for me.  The others are for a couple of friends who recently had babies and my sister and her DP (who are due 2 days before I am).  I am soo excited.  Hoping to sew up all the straps tonight!  That's 12 straps!  I think I can do it! :)

post #20 of 152

Jodieanneanton, I'm sure you could do more with knitting if you worked at it - i have 0 interest in sewing, it seems so hard!

 

babytoes, i do have the pattern, you can pm me.

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