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post #101 of 176
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my downfall is yarn... i love yarn... i have a yarn collection that continue to grow by leaps and bounds... (maybe i just like getting packages in the mail??)

 

yarn....  yummmy   le sigh

Ahhhh yarn!  I have knit up my stash.  If I ever have money again there will be a stash rebuilding :)  Seriously though.  I had a huge bin of yarn and I am down to just a few skeins and some random balls of scraps.  I have a big skien of lace weight that I would like to redye and a couple of skeins of cotton. That is about it...  So I am not hoarding yarn at least :)  I dream of knitpicks!

post #102 of 176
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Ahhhh yarn!  I have knit up my stash.  If I ever have money again there will be a stash rebuilding :)  Seriously though.  I had a huge bin of yarn and I am down to just a few skeins and some random balls of scraps.  I have a big skien of lace weight that I would like to redye and a couple of skeins of cotton. That is about it...  So I am not hoarding yarn at least :)  I dream of knitpicks!

I dream of JimmyBeans wool watcher... and oh man do i get in so much trouble there...

post #103 of 176
10 & 11/52 - two pairs of shorts for DD2. So she can dress like her big sister does :-)
post #104 of 176

More overdying!  This first one was really subtle, like I'm pretty sure nobody can tell the difference between my amatuer pictures, but the difference in person really is so much better.  The skein is Paton's Classic Wool (my favorite for diaper covers) and the color is Bright Red.  I had dh pick it up for me during a sale, and it was a lot more neon/orange than I was expecting it to be in person.  5 drops of green food coloring toned it way down! 

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Next is another destashed skein from my mom.  I meant to make the overdye bath a good navy blue, but I added to much black.  I'm not super crazy about the results, the yellow turned a weird sort of brown, but I like better than the original colors.  It's not a full skein, so I'll probably just make some baby socks out of it.

 

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9/52

post #105 of 176

Okay, I need suggestions for sewing patterns for a baby girl's dress.  A dear friend has been struggling for 4 years for a baby, and she just found out she's carrying a healthy looking baby girl!  So I want to spoil her.  I was thinking of sewing a dress, and knitting a coordinating cardigan and baby legs.  I scoped out McCall's/Butterick yesterday and was completely underwhelmed.  Most of the patterns in the infants/toddlers section were only for toddlers.  The ones for babies were either sundresses, or just really boring looking.  I'm aiming for something in the 6 month size range, which should fit baby sometime next winter.  So no sundresses!

post #106 of 176
I have a couple patterns from this etsy seller, not this one specifically, but thought it was cute.

Check out this Etsy item!
Hey, I found this really awesome Etsy listing at https://www.etsy.com/listing/119632936/pdf-pattern-girls-twirl-dress-pattern-6

I have made this dress several times but the pattern starts at 12 months
Check out this Etsy item!
Hey, I found this really awesome Etsy listing at https://www.etsy.com/listing/80060969/pdf-pattern-the-fairytale-dress-pattern
post #107 of 176
Project 4: pacifier clips - made two so my babies don't drop them on the floor or lose them out the side of a crib. I think if I make aoy more they will be shorter. These are about 7 incehs long.

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lilac- I love that fairytale dress!  Going on my list for my little girls :)

 

7/52.  not super exciting- but yesterday we had 2 girls over to play and one wanted to play outside and the other and I made a doll dress for the doll that my DD gave her.  

post #109 of 176
I love the fairytale dress. It is my go to gift for a little girl's birthday.
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I love the fairytale dress. It is my go to gift for a little girl's birthday.

That is about the best idea ever!  It is the perfect dress to use the clearance fun prints from HobLob :)  

post #111 of 176
6/52 built new closet/ shelving for kids. Before it only had older 2 clothes and ds couldn't reach his hanging clothes. The younger two had their clothes in a dresser in the living room. This now can hold all 4 in one closet. I need to get baskets for underwear and socks.

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Plus for me it was all upcycled material from old shelving we took out of our basement smile.gif
post #112 of 176
Nice!
post #113 of 176

Not at all crafty IMO, but much needed. Added shelves to a shelf-less bookcase in the storage room, and now I have a much neater storage room! I'm counting it :)

 

1. Recycled t-shirt crocheted rug

2. Shelves added to bookcase for storage

post #114 of 176

More dyeing, the blue skein needed darkening up, I thought, to go with the red I already fixed. 

 

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10/52

post #115 of 176

I've been searching around more for baby dress ideas.  I've decided I like sort of a 60s mod style, rather than something fussy and frilly.  Since my idea was to make a coordinating sweater that would fit next winter, I'm thinking I want a basic a-line jumper dress, maybe with straps that button with big fat buttons.  Something that can go over a long sleeve onesie, with the sweater layered over when it's really cold.  There are various free tutorials around, but they all start with "trace a well fitting shirt to make the pattern"  and that's not so helpful when you are sewing for the future.  Also, I'd rather pay a couple of bucks and save myself the work of drafting the pattern from scratch.  So...any one know of a good jumper dress pattern that comes in a 6 mo size?

post #116 of 176

Never mind!  Found exactly what I want! 

 

McCall's 6541

 

Makes me laugh how they can't resist making a even such a simple dress all fussy with the busy prints and appliques and trim. 

post #117 of 176

8/52  I replaced the zippers in two hoodies for my kids ($6 in freaking zippers- geez) and I patched the stupid crotches in 3 pairs of jeans.  Not pretty but no more man parts showing.  Can you tell I am in a foul mood?  Very very very rough day and this mama is sick, tired and highly irritable.  

post #118 of 176

Broken zippers alone are enough to justify being grouchy over!  And I thought my dh was the only one who managed to wear holes in the crotch of his jeans!  Not sure how that happens, lol...

post #119 of 176
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Never mind!  Found exactly what I want! 

McCall's 6541



Makes me laugh how they can't resist making a even such a simple dress all fussy with the busy prints and appliques and trim. 

I thought that too, before I even scrolled down and read your comment. I do like the giant ric rac braid though. I think the centre one would be lovely without the snail. The other two, I don't think they can be helped lol.gif
post #120 of 176

Haha, yeah.  The polka dots are cute, and I don't mind the ric rac so much.  But the busy main print with 6 other busy prints appliqued onto it makes me feel kinda twitchy.

 

I think this style would be adorable in a simple corduroy with contrast piping or bias trim and buttons.  Or just some basic color blocking, like this:

 

 

I can see myself using the pattern many times!

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