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post #81 of 194
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Honeybunmom, those baby sweaters are so cute! I especially love the bolero. What a lucky baby, to have such great mom-made clothes!
post #82 of 194
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My tie-dyeing supplies are supposed to get here today, so I'm hoping to do some dyeing this weekend. I've never tie-dyed before, and it'll be fun to learn how! I had been planning to build a collection of onesies, etc from Goodwill for the dyeing project, but then I realized that brand-new ones are only like two bucks apiece (if you buy five-packs). Rather than wait until I find enough in thrift stores, I'm just going to go buy a bunch in a few sizes. I also want to find some pants that might end up getting dyed in solid colors to coordinate with the tie-dyed onesies. Should be a really fun project. I'll post pics once it's done.
post #83 of 194
Here I am
I used to knit booties for my friend's babies but were too lazy to knit anything now but... :: I started again and cannot stop anymore
here are the first booties
post #84 of 194
Cute booties!
post #85 of 194
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I saw the post crafters and assumed scrapbooking would be one of them...I'm not a sewer though I did do surgery on a decapitated bunny this morning. He's recovering well! Anyway just wanted to share with those fellow scrapbookers I just ordered a cricut machine and am so excited to work hard on getting DD's album's caught up before baby comes...I have ages 1-4 to do! Yikes! But I'm motivated! Any help on places to get quick ideas for layouts would be great, that's the part that takes longest for me... If I'm out of line by talking about scrapbooks in this thread just overlook me!

Okay so I read through the rest of the posts and they are all about knitting/sewing...maybe I should start another thread about scrapbooking...
No worries! I'm a scrapbooker too (notice the name ). I posted on this thread, back on page two about a month ago...but you're right, lots of different kinds of crafters here.

I have been scrapbooking for almost 15 years (you should see my early books!!! AHHHH!!! It was right when acid-free first became popular).

I too am behind on my books, but I try and not think about it (too overwhelming)... I need to do: ages 2-7 for Stephen, ages 1-4.5 for Natalie, and I haven't even started on Madeleine's albums yet!

But I also love doll-making (Waldorf style) and last night I was up late making dollie dresses for the new dollies my girls are getting for Christmas. For me, my crafting comes in waves...some weeks/months I do nothing but scrapbook and at other times (like now as we are approaching Christmas) I am doing a lot of dolls and doll related crafts.

It nice to see another scrapbooker!

Happy Scrapbooking!
post #86 of 194
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Here I am
I used to knit booties for my friend's babies but were too lazy to knit anything now but... :: I started again and cannot stop anymore
here are the first booties
OOOH!!! Soooo Cute!!
post #87 of 194
I think I'm finally ready to start sewing! I've been to exhausted and nauseous up to now. Anyway, my creative juices are not flowing at all and I'm having some trouble thinking of cute stuff to sew without knowing our little one's gender. I'm going to make a few pants, and a blanket but otherwise Help stimulate my brain!!
post #88 of 194
Little jumpers like this are easy. Especially if one of your boys already has a set that you can fold in half and trace. Then just make the straps separate and use a button or snap to attach them. I think these took me about an hour. I used t-shirt material. It's even quicker if you use an old t-shirt and make sure you're re-using the t-shirt hem for the bottom of the shorts.

Also, bibs are easy...I'm thinking of making some out of bandannas and toweling.
post #89 of 194
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Yay! It's great to see pictures of people's awesome projects! I love Ilek's booties and Kate's jumper.

Here's a picture of some of the onesies that I tie-dyed last weekend:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3035/...975ec1d5a8.jpg

My favorite is probably the "Gay Pride Baby" onesie on the upper right. It should be just about the right size for the kiddo to wear to next year's Gay Pride celebration here. I've got about 25 onesies in all, and I was a little disappointed in a couple of them but I was happy with how most of them turned out. Total cost per onesie, including all of the tie-dyeing supplies, came to about $5 each.
post #90 of 194
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yay! It's great to see pictures of people's awesome projects! I love ilek's booties and kate's jumper.

Here's a picture of some of the onesies that i tie-dyed last weekend:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3035/...975ec1d5a8.jpg

my favorite is probably the "gay pride baby" onesie on the upper right. It should be just about the right size for the kiddo to wear to next year's gay pride celebration here. :d i've got about 25 onesies in all, and i was a little disappointed in a couple of them but i was happy with how most of them turned out. Total cost per onesie, including all of the tie-dyeing supplies, came to about $5 each.
cute!!
post #91 of 194
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Here's a picture of some of the onesies that I tie-dyed last weekend:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3035/...975ec1d5a8.jpg
Those tie-dyed onsies are so cute!! You've convinced me, I'm going to start collecting some white onsies. But, I'll have to learn how to make those awesome patterns!
post #92 of 194
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Those tie-dyed onsies are so cute!! You've convinced me, I'm going to start collecting some white onsies. But, I'll have to learn how to make those awesome patterns!
Thanks! It's actually not all that hard. I bought the supplies and a little instruction booklet from Dharma Trading Company. The hardest part was mixing up the dye solutions.
post #93 of 194
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Here's a picture of some of the onesies that I tie-dyed last weekend:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3035/...975ec1d5a8.jpg
Ooh, that's sooo cute
post #94 of 194
Oh...I just found this, I started a little scarf this weekend for my three year old, these are the kinds of projects I want to do though sweaters, pants etc. I saw the Debbie Bliss book for kids at Barnes and Noble and it has some cute cute stuff in it...

I wish I didn't have to work all week!!!

My three year old is having fun rolling balls of yarn while I knit, so that's nice. I got her one of those circular knitting things too so she can master that before I give her any sharp instruments...
post #95 of 194
I recently finished up some nb sized longies with matching booties for the boy. Can't wait to share a picture! Yesterday I started a sleep sack. Not loving the endless stockinette on the bottom part (I'm knitting it bottom up in the round) - so, we'll see if he gets the 3 I originally planned for him or not!
post #96 of 194
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Originally Posted by bodhitree View Post
Yay! It's great to see pictures of people's awesome projects! I love Ilek's booties and Kate's jumper.

Here's a picture of some of the onesies that I tie-dyed last weekend:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3035/...975ec1d5a8.jpg

My favorite is probably the "Gay Pride Baby" onesie on the upper right. It should be just about the right size for the kiddo to wear to next year's Gay Pride celebration here. I've got about 25 onesies in all, and I was a little disappointed in a couple of them but I was happy with how most of them turned out. Total cost per onesie, including all of the tie-dyeing supplies, came to about $5 each.
I love them! I haven't tie dyed anything since my Girl Scout days, but I really want to do this now!
post #97 of 194
Not exactly for the baby, but here is the cover for our annual Christmas card/book (my husband is a writer and does a poem or short story that we put in handmade books every year).

We tried printing with real pomegranates, but it was a disaster. So we made linocuts and block printed them instead. I designed/carved the one on the left, and he did the one on the right.

I'm still working on the baby yoda sweater, but got side tracked by a request to knit a skirt for Neela. Then I decided to make the sweater bigger than the original pattern, but ran out of wool and unravelled the whole body to re-start with the smaller size. I hope to have it done before the end of the month, barring any future mistakes!
post #98 of 194
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Not exactly for the baby, but here is the cover for our annual Christmas card/book (my husband is a writer and does a poem or short story that we put in handmade books every year).
Beautiful!!
post #99 of 194
Ok, here's my update!

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...m/100_3315.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...m/100_3322.jpg
I need to finish the drawstring for this sleep sack and put it through the opening at the bottom. And I haven't decided whether I'm going to put an embellishment on the front or not.

Everything still needs to be blocked.
post #100 of 194
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Ok, here's my update!

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...m/100_3315.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...m/100_3322.jpg
I need to finish the drawstring for this sleep sack and put it through the opening at the bottom. And I haven't decided whether I'm going to put an embellishment on the front or not.

Everything still needs to be blocked.
adorable!! :
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