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post #61 of 285
Where is the hole? Is it possible to sew into a pair of bloomers?
post #62 of 285
I didn't know if you all knew about this site, but I think there are some SUPER cute ideas here:

www.freepatterns.com

It's free to join and they have knitting, crocheting, beading, sewing, paper crafts, etc(but make sure your pop up blocker and anti-virus are ON!!! There is a LOT of junk along with the cool stuff here!)

I am currently searching for some new stuff to ask about!
post #63 of 285
I just tripped on this thread tonight and thought I'd post since I do tons of different crafts. I've done wood work, jewelry fabrication & casting, photography (b&w film and digital), scrapbooking, crochet, cross-stitch, decoupage, collage, sewing, glass etching, and I'm learning to quilt and knit.


post #64 of 285


welcome!
post #65 of 285
More things I have come across in my search for things I want!

A pretty comprehensive list of free patterns:
http://crochet.about.com/library/blfreepatts1.htm

Some of which I thought were pretty cool!

http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/proj...more.html#knit

http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/proj...e.html#crochet

http://www.sarahanns.com/crochetworks/cwhome.html

So much to look at!!
post #66 of 285
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More things I have come across in my search for things I want!

http://www.sarahanns.com/crochetworks/cwhome.html

So much to look at!!
Oh my goodness! Those pocket pals & forest friends are so freakin' cute!
post #67 of 285
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Oh my goodness! Those pocket pals & forest friends are so freakin' cute!
ITA! I just need to learn how to crochet. Any good recs.? I've been wanting to pick up The happy Hooker because I LOVE stitch and bitch. That book was how I finally learned knitting and kept to it!
post #68 of 285
I dont learn crochet stuff from books, it so confusing, for me. I think the best way to learn for me is when someone who knows how shows me.
My granny taught me when I was little, then one of my roomies when I was an adult got me back into it by showing me how to crochet hats. I've just now started doing a few simple patterns.
post #69 of 285
When I was trying to learn (I stopped trying after mastering the chain stitch ) I found some of the YouTube tutorials quite helpful. Those little critters are so cute, they make me want to try to learn crochet again.
post #70 of 285
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I dont learn crochet stuff from books, it so confusing, for me. I think the best way to learn for me is when someone who knows how shows me.
My granny taught me when I was little, then one of my roomies when I was an adult got me back into it by showing me how to crochet hats. I've just now started doing a few simple patterns.
Of COURSE your grandmother taught you...how else? Because MY grandmother taught me too and we are the same person living in different states..lmao!!

I did a couple of crochet blankets when I was a teen, and then when my grandmother passed away, I just kind of let it go. It was too much of a reminder of her. Now I think it would be great to pick up again in her memory.

I wonder if my mom has all her hooks and stuff leftover? I will have to ask!

And I LOVED those critters, I want the owl and the skunk most of all! LOL
post #71 of 285
My gramma taught me too. When I was like three, seriously! My sister too, though she actually still does it and very well. She crochets with that tiny thread and makes doilies & stuff. I should ask her to make some stuff for me. Maybe if I buy some lovely yarn and send it to her, hmmmmmm.
post #72 of 285
Thread Starter 
It'd like to learn to either knit or crochet. Which is easiest?

Speaking of, Dara, I finally uploaded the picture of your fabulous wash clothes!
post #73 of 285
I think crochet, but I dont knit.

I'm about to start sanding the gnome home. It's kinda like a one level tree house. Its not round on top, or anything. I guess it could be for any kind of little people to live in. After sanding, then assembly!
post #74 of 285
Thread Starter 
I need suggestions, crafty mamas!

In the next few months, I need gifts for the following:

-two male first birthdays, one with extremely crunchy/green parents
-one female third birthday
-one female newly adopted baby, one year old
-one newborn baby of indeterminate gender

I'd like handmade/crafty presents for these kids. What do you make that would be cool? What do I make/could I make?
post #75 of 285
you could make a collaged memory box or photo album.

you could try your hand at knitting with some simple cotton baby hats (since I know you don't do wool) If you don't want to try needles, you could do it on a small round loom. That's super simple, and my mom picked up a set at her LTS for pennies.

Maybe somekind of handmade picture book....one year olds tend to like to look at photos, and probably won't need more toys!

For the three year old girl, how about some fancy/unique hair bows/decorations? My 2yo can't get enough hair pretties.
post #76 of 285
which is easier? I don't know, I'm not good at either But my gut says crochet.
post #77 of 285
Apologies for how sewing slanted my suggestions are!

-two male first birthdays, one with extremely crunchy/green parents

Large patchwork jingle balls. You could hand sew them and use natural fabrics & stuffing. Maybe a simple teddy bear made out of organic cotton? This could also be hand sewn.

-one female third birthday
Crayon tote? Apron?

-one female newly adopted baby, one year old

Sweet little outfit, the suggestions above for little boys.

-one newborn baby of indeterminate gender

Super soft gender neutral baby blanket?
post #78 of 285
oh oh! I thought of another baby gift! A little taggie. I made one with organic terry (made from towels from target, and an assorted ribbon pack from joanns. Suuuuuper easy sewing!

Maybe an owie type thing(like a boo-boo bunny) made from a washcloth that you tuck ice into for bumps.
post #79 of 285
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Originally Posted by avengingophelia View Post
I need suggestions, crafty mamas!

In the next few months, I need gifts for the following:

-two male first birthdays, one with extremely crunchy/green parents
-one female third birthday
-one female newly adopted baby, one year old
-one newborn baby of indeterminate gender

I'd like handmade/crafty presents for these kids. What do you make that would be cool? What do I make/could I make?
For the two male birthdays, I would be horrifically gender-specific and make blocks, like the tree blocks and bark blocks here
The third birthday (for boys as well as girls, actually) I'd think about felt butterfly wings like the ones in a recent issue of Living Crafts, possibly with a playsilk as well. If you are making the blocks for the boys, thinking about it, I like the symbolism of blocks for an adoptive family, because they're building their relationship together one step at a time. My other default birthday present for 1yos is a treasure basket.
For the newborn, I'd make a mobile of some description, or a blanket.
post #80 of 285
ooooo blocks! Yes, you can never have too many blocks! If the bark blocks don't work, you can make super simple (& big)blocks out of a two by four. My kids love these, just make sure you sand the edges!
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