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post #161 of 176

17/52- I made myself a matching sewing machine cover.

18/52- made 3 oil zippered pouches to give away.


I had high hopes for today- they just didn't materialize.  But a really great phonics lesson did- my almost 7 yo is rocking his short vowels this week and my baby is nursing like a crazy hungry baby :)

post #162 of 176
Seems like spring has brought a lull in the creative juices.

Project 5: Doll bed for best friends little girl

Project 6: Boob Toob nursing cover so I can breast feed twins without exposing myself

I saw it on etsy and thought I don't need to spend $38.99 on that rectangle of fabric with elastic at the top and bottom. So I made one. Only wish I had used lighter material. The cotton was way too heavy and hot. Bought some poly cotton that should be better.

edit: Finally got the pictures uploaded!
Edited by lilacvioletiris - 4/2/14 at 7:31am
post #163 of 176
Project 7: Yesterday I was thinking there was another project but I couldn't think of what it was. This morning I remembered that I covered a large diaper box with poster board so I could use it as a "drawer" to keep sleep n play one piece outfits in since the dresser has such tiny drawers.

post #164 of 176

I love seeing (and hearing about) the amazing things you all make! I really need to get in gear and find some time to craft.

post #165 of 176

Been suffering from a minor bout of startitis over here ;)  I am recovering though, and so I finally have some finished things to show. 


Baby girl jumper dress



Cozy for my new ipod



Also a dish cloth and a few knitted scrubbies I won't bore you with by adding pictures




post #166 of 176

Another jumper dress.  Cut this out of a skirt I made for myself back in high school.  Glad I kept it around after I outgrew it. 



post #167 of 176
Sweet dresses!

I'm in a bit of a crafting doldrums too. I need to get moving though. SIL's baby shower is next weekend!!
post #168 of 176

I know, katelove, my niece's birthday party is next Sunday. I need to get her doll  bed made. 

post #169 of 176

Gorgeous jumper dresses! That spotty fabric is awesome!


I finished DD's Merida costume and made DS some underpants (surprisingly complicated Ottobre boxer briefs - six pieces in the pattern!) Not much else recently; I've been sick. Oh, I started a quilt! Not very far through, though...

post #170 of 176

Made another button down blouse.  Had a few stupid moments making this, so the finishing isn't great, but it's wearable.  Also I've come to the conclusion that the armscye/sleeve does not fit me at all.  I'll be trying to remedy that before making this pattern again. 



post #171 of 176
17/52 - fish mobile/dangly thingie for SIL's baby shower. Which has been cancelled/postponed as we are having a cyclone this weekend instead. I will post a pic later but I used this pattern, reduced to 75% (I think), made three of them and strung them together with some nice velvet ribbon. http://birchfabrics.blogspot.com.au/2013/08/free-pdf-pattern-tutorial-pond-fishy.html?m=1

I also finished the front of a quilted pillow cover. Hopefully I can put the back on it tonight but we are sort of expecting the power to go out so I may not get a chance. If it does, I shall be spending the next few days doing a lot of cutting out and pinning :-)
post #172 of 176

19/52- made myself the easiest a line skirt ever.  It is seriously 2 pieces with an elastic waist- but if doesn't look like that on.


20/52- made myself another because I love it.


Ok.  So I have no time anymore.  Baby 6 has taken away all my crafting time.  In previous years I have buzzed through the 52 projects.  Well that isn't happening now.  So that in mind.....  Am I crazy to consider making a quilt for my Sister and BIL's wedding gift?  Their wedding is June 7th.  Keep in mind this is going to be an appliquéd medallion in the center and very simply stripped out to a 90x90.   And then quickly stippled unless I can wrap my frazzled brain around the pebble quilting you all do so well.  Crazy?  Considering I would have to order the right fabric?  What do you all think?  My sister will laugh at the quilt and my BIL will LOVE what I have in mind....  DH thinks it is achievable but he doesn't have to finish up the homeschool year and start a garden and whatnot.

post #173 of 176
18/52 - finished the pillow.

Probably going to start my (?)nepher's quilt next. (?)He is due at the beginning of May so, really, could be anytime now.
post #174 of 176

I learned how to make serger gathers!  Don't know why I waited...


I'm making a dress with a tiered skirt, so I thought I'd test the ratios and tier lengths by making a slip for it.  Also, I didn't want to have to line the whole skirt so a slip is good.  I think I like the ratios, but I hate where the second tier hits me.  Definitely changing that. 



post #175 of 176

Hello everyone! I haven't been on in f.o.r.e.v.e.r.. But I need some motivation! I haven't done any crafting since Jan because I have lacked motivation (well, that and morning sickness and 4 kids and homeschool and my husband's work schedule :rotflmao)..


So my main project for this year is:

Im expecting our 5th child in late Sept/early Oct..


My other major "project" for the year is my husband is leaving the military so we are moving..somewhere.. with uncertain plans but a lot of hope things will work out. Yea, Im a stress bucket right now..


I haven't really though of my actual crafts for the year. I need to do something to release some stress though.

post #176 of 176

Ok First 10 projects

1) Finish narnia shawl Im knitting

2) Finish curtains

3) finish baby sweater I started back in December and sew a little jumpsuit to go with it

4) footprint flower pots for MIL, Grandma-in law for Mother's Day

5) fingerprint ties for DH and FIL for Father's day

6) tear apart zombie (birthday) and framed handprint craft for Dad for his birthday/father's day

7) coming home blanket for baby

8) penguin blanket for DD3- birthday

9) penguin for DD3- birthday

10) penguin backpack for DD3- birthday

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