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post #1 of 65
Thread Starter 
unite!

What are you working on?
Gimme the whole long list- I know I've got mine. I have over-acheiver written all over my forehead I think:
And only 7 more months!AHHHHHHHHHHH!

So far, this is what I have in the works,and am working on, just because I can't help myself

quilt for dd.Easy one, but big and lots of sewing.
sweater for dh(just the sleeves to do and sew on now)
sweater for dd, cast on this morning-been meaning to make it for awhile now.
another diaper bag for me, sewn
lace shawl for me
bolero sweater for me(an easy knit)
and of course lots of soakers and diaper covers and dresses and baby clothes and accessories, and diapers.

So, am I the only crazy one?
post #2 of 65
Yeah, you are crazy. Dang, that's a loooong list.
I don't knit, but "learning to knit --AGAIN" is always on my to-do list.
I do sew, and on my list is


monkey pjs for my dd's ninth birthday
Pretty pretty tiered, ruffled skirt for my dd's ninth birthday

hem two pairs of jeans for my petite teenager

finally hem this one pair of maternity jeans so I can stop stepping on the heels!

teach my oldest two girls to sew like I promised I would this summer

Note: dd's ninth b-day was 2 days ago so I am already behind. The only thing keeping me from these projects is the fact that I can't seem to keep my eyes open.
post #3 of 65
I don't have a list but some of the things I would like to get done off the top of my head are:

PJ bottoms for the kids
diaper bag (I got some gorgeous butterfly brocade for 80% off the other day!)\
Some cloth wipes for another MDC mama and prob some more for me too
a wet bag
something for my Aunt when she finds out if she is having a boy or a girl
some shorts for DS
theres more I have tons of projects cut and ready to sew I have just been so tired lately. I don't knit either but have been trying to learn.
post #4 of 65
I just started knitting again a few months ago and am working on mittens and scarf to go with a hat I made for dd
Still working on a blanket that I've been working on far too long

But, right now I am doing nothing..... Don't wanna do nothing but eat and sleep! And I'm really tired of it Come ON 2nd trimester!
post #5 of 65
I'm going to start sewing diapers, but probably not until we find out the gender. I'm all about gender specific prints, lol. I really don't have that many that I need to sew (especially if it's another boy) due to DS's stash.

I might sew another pouch sling too.
post #6 of 65
I'm crafty too. I have lots of knitting plans - diaper covers, sweaters, bonnets (my specialty). And sewing plans - diapers, wipes, pjs bottoms for the family, carriers and who knows what else?...
post #7 of 65
I have a long list of baby carriers I want to complete. I am so busy making things for others, that My projects are pushed aside. I want to

make some maternity pants
a podaegi with minkee
a mei tai
a ring sling

hmm and a lovey I think
post #8 of 65
I "need" to make a newborn and small diaper stash for the new one. Just waiting on my PUL now!

I'm also still working on diapers for my new neice (night diapers and covers and then I'll be into mediums for her)

Then I want to sew some little tiny things for the new one. And I'll probably find some things that I want to make for DD (like there's already her list that's on the go...)

funny how the list of things to sew never seems to get any smaller isn't it!
post #9 of 65
To knit -

Soakers! And maybe a hat/cardigan/socks or something for the baby.

To sew -

Looking for a pattern for a nursing maternity top. And maybe a diaper bag. And maybe a sling. Probably a couple of outfits for older DD.
post #10 of 65
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Originally Posted by nugglemama View Post
I have a long list of baby carriers I want to complete. I am so busy making things for others, that My projects are pushed aside. I want to

make some maternity pants
a podaegi with minkee
a mei tai
a ring sling

hmm and a lovey I think
oops! forgot to add all those as well. haha.

I am also finishing dd's doll , and plan to make 2 ring slings. I made a lot of pouches already but if I find some killer fabric I may make more. A good mei tei or two is definitely on my list.

I do have things to make for others as well, which is why my stuff isn't done.

Did I mention I got a serger and need to learn to use it?:
post #11 of 65
Probably nothing

My tendonitis gets really bad during pregnancy, and knitting makes it worse.
post #12 of 65
I dont even want ot list the non baby stuff i need to get done

Once i start feeling better (come on 2nd trimester) and am less scared of loss i am going to start a lot of stuff.

- fitted diapers
- pul covers
- wetbags
- swaddling blankets
- baby clothes
- taggie like blanket
- breast pads
- post partum pads
- mei tai

I think that is is :
post #13 of 65
Thread Starter 
We need an over-achievers club


Quote:
Originally Posted by a-sorta-fairytale View Post
I dont even want ot list the non baby stuff i need to get done

Once i start feeling better (come on 2nd trimester) and am less scared of loss i am going to start a lot of stuff.

- fitted diapers
- pul covers
- wetbags
- swaddling blankets
- baby clothes
- taggie like blanket
- breast pads
- post partum pads
- mei tai

I think that is is :
post #14 of 65
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Originally Posted by Leilalu View Post
We need an over-achievers club
I think we would have to call it the "make yourself crazy" club
post #15 of 65
Anyone have a link to a taggie like blanket, I think that would make a super cute gift for my aunt?

I want to sew tonight but am to tired to drag everything out, do you all have a sewing room or space? Mine is the top of the entertainment center until I want to use it then I pull out the folding table (behind the couch) and set up where it usually sits for weeks until I put it all back on top of the entertainment center.
post #16 of 65
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Originally Posted by AllisonK View Post
Anyone have a link to a taggie like blanket, I think that would make a super cute gift for my aunt?

I want to sew tonight but am to tired to drag everything out, do you all have a sewing room or space? Mine is the top of the entertainment center until I want to use it then I pull out the folding table (behind the couch) and set up where it usually sits for weeks until I put it all back on top of the entertainment center.
My kitchen? Soon I will get a table for my machines to sit on.

My place is small, so i have a corner in my kitchen just for me. There is no way I could have it in my room, since we don't play in there all day.
post #17 of 65
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Originally Posted by a-sorta-fairytale View Post
I think we would have to call it the "make yourself crazy" club
no kidding!
post #18 of 65
Hi there!

I love sewing. I don't have a serger, but I haven't missed it yet, and I've made lots of stuff for friends.


I'm going to make:

LOTS of flat-fold diapers. I'm planning on using old flannel sheets that I find on sale, and whatever flannel is on sale at the fabric store.

The covers that I make and buy will be cutsie, I don't need the actual diapers to be adorable.

Also, Mamma pads for post-birth, some soaker pads for baby and a dolly.

I WANT to make:

Some crib blankets
swaddle blankets
car-seat snuggle "bag"
shopping-cart seat cover
shower sling (I have had the material for this for ages)
regular sling
wet bag


That's it for now! I'm going to start as soon as the weather gets bad.

Trin.
post #19 of 65
Huzzah!!!!

(first time I've ever used that word, did I pull it off?)

I was led to a blog that contains tutorials for both nursing tops and "fuller tummy" tops...combine the two, and voila! a nursing maternity top!!! Now I just need to find fabric.
post #20 of 65
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Originally Posted by jerawo View Post
Probably nothing

My tendonitis gets really bad during pregnancy, and knitting makes it worse.


When I was just pregnant this time around, my joints in my fingers would lock up while I was sewing. Freaky! That has stopped, luckily!
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