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Anyone crafting? - Page 8post #142 of 1818/1/13 at 12:25pm
I love seeing all the projects! beautiful tie-dye-- I LOVE dharma!
Re slings, I bought some dharma silk twill for a ring sling, so I'll let you know how it goes when I get there! I'd love to hear about the linen slings, too-- I've been eyeing a lenghth of ice blue linen I already have, but I only have one set of rings left & I want that silk sling!
I'll be dying a few things soonish as well-- a guaze sling, labor dress, nursing shirt, etc...
I put rings on the end of my Moby to make it easier to adjust while wearing, & I shortened it to fit DH & I better.
I've finished my labor wrap dress-- it seemed like such a simple one-afternoon project, but man! it took me forever bc i had the super idea of using some plush finishing elastic around the neck & arms-- I think I tore it out a dozen times before i got it close enough (it still gapes a bit where the wrap crosses (too much cleavage potential) imo, but since I'm only wearing it around ppl who will see me naked at some point during birthing, I'm leaving it! hahahaha
Here's a crafty mama question: can anyone think of a reason why my sewing machine hates knits? It skips stitches shamelessly on jersey & rib--like 7-8 of 10 stitches! It doesn't seem to have this problem on wovens (ok, maybe a stitch or 2 here & there). I use a ball point needle & a good quality thread. It doesn't seem to matter which type of stitch (stretch, zigzag, or straight-- all skip). Oh, btw, it never does this at the repair place! Ever! I was so frustrated, I nearly took my Moby into the shop with me, just to show him I'm not losing my mind, LOL!post #143 of 1818/1/13 at 12:49pmpost #144 of 1818/1/13 at 5:15pmpost #145 of 1818/1/13 at 6:55pm
i finished up some small sized wool soakers from felted sweaters i've had sitting around since, oh, the idea of having babies crossed our lips. i did coordinating colors for our twins. good thing these soakers are fast and easy and make me feel like i'm accomplishing something, since every other project is looking more and more like it's not going to get done!post #146 of 1818/2/13 at 5:36ampost #147 of 1818/2/13 at 6:37ampost #148 of 1818/2/13 at 9:06ampost #149 of 1818/2/13 at 11:03ampost #150 of 1818/2/13 at 12:22pmpost #151 of 1818/2/13 at 1:50pm
Wow, I LOVE those soakers-- def among the cutest I've ever seen!
Oh, man! The lamb hat! Did you use a pattern? (I am minorly obsessed w lambs, as if my pic leaves any doubt.) I never would have thought of that in a million! Adorable! Now I really want to make one for winter, but def not before baby arrives-- I've hit max project capacity & just hope to finish up 1/2 of what I've started!post #152 of 1818/2/13 at 3:58pmpost #153 of 1818/2/13 at 5:05pmQuote:Originally Posted by mum4vr
Wow, I LOVE those soakers-- def among the cutest I've ever seen!
Oh, man! The lamb hat! Did you use a pattern? (I am minorly obsessed w lambs, as if my pic leaves any doubt.) I never would have thought of that in a million! Adorable! Now I really want to make one for winter, but def not before baby arrives-- I've hit max project capacity & just hope to finish up 1/2 of what I've started!
This is the pattern I used. :-)post #154 of 1818/2/13 at 7:09pm
someone on one of the other threads in the DDC recommended Katrina's soaker pattern ( click here ) and after google-ing around, it seemed to be one of the more consistently popular patterns that people get good results with. i am really pleased with how easy and clear it was to make them, although I can't test out the actual performance until someone's little butt grows into them.
the lamb hat is so cute. i want to eat that baby's cheeks and that baby isn't even born yet!post #155 of 1818/2/13 at 8:50pmpost #156 of 1818/4/13 at 9:59am
Someone stop the presses, I actually got out my knitting last night! I was able to stitch up the gusset and start one of the legs on the newborn pair of longies I started MONTHS ago. Now I'm just hoping I don't run out of yarn because it's my own handspun and I don't have any more of that colorway of fiber...
I also sewed up a wetbag this morning. I just tackled zippers for the first time yesterday and am now making the girls little zippered pouches to put in their special activity bags I'm making for them for when I go into labor.
AND I dyed some OBV this morning to try making a few nursing pads.post #157 of 1818/4/13 at 10:28ampost #158 of 1818/4/13 at 1:02pmpost #159 of 1818/4/13 at 3:46pm
splath, i have been sewing tiny baby leggings out of a thin knit fabric on my domestic non-serger machine, and using the zigzag stitch has worked out OK for me. I hope your nursing pads work out as well. i am really pleased with the baby leggings.
i need to kitchener stitch the final toe of the fourth baby sock. i have this weird superstitious feeling about the fourth sock. like, once they are done, the twins can be born....post #160 of 1818/5/13 at 12:50amOoh baby leggings! What kind of fabric/pattern did you use? I hate sewing knit. It's so painful.
I just finished a little tote bag from a pattern. The thing is obviously my first pattern project and DH poked fun at it but hey-- it was fun!
Like Aidenn I made some receiving blankets-- about 36x36 and wow they look fantastic. I decided they might get pretty trashed so I used on-sale flannel instead of the full priced stuff. They feel REAL thick which I'm not sure I like-- I seem to remember swaddling was easier in a stretchy thin blanket but I have a miracle blanket this time and will be doing as much swaddling in that as possible! I'm a total noob with fabric. I wanted to try just straight up 100% cotton but it doesn't feel quite soft enough.
I'd love to do diaper covers! Wool is a hated fabric of mine and I think I might be mildly allergic. Has anyone done PUL covers? I see the kits at Joann's and am tempted.
Ooh wet bags! What type of material did you use splath?
I'm full of questions tonight...
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