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#31 of 48 Old 09-05-2011, 09:30 PM
 
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I have been crafting a LOT lately, but not just for baby. Apparently I have an increased crafty gene with this one..lol

 

I am part of an awesome natural materials swap group on yahoo(message if you want details!) and I am up next for hosting. I am SO doing a baby toys swap! We had all kinds of awesome stuff with DD and DS but now they are 3+ so we had already gifted all our baby stuff. It's time to restock the toys! We have lots of dipes(since an awesome friend just loaded me with dipes and wipes and a wet bag!) and my "mama" in Canada bought/made a ton of the sleepers. We have blankets out our ears here already too and a friend of mine from here is making us some pumpkin hats for next fall <3...so, it's all fun stuff!

 

I am thinking about these projects:

http://img2.etsystatic.com/il_fullxfull.196953598.jpg  (my youngers loved theirs!)

http://img3.etsystatic.com/il_fullxfull.158937211.jpg

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http://img0.etsystatic.com/il_fullxfull.208271444.jpg (I am DYING for this for her(I hope it's a her..lol) but I don't knit..sigh)

 

If anyone has some amazing ideas for baby toys that are easily made with natural materials(ie wood, cotton fabrics, etc), PLEASE post links or recommend something!

 

 


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Atomic Rocket, in my last DDC, we had a craft swap ( buying handcrafted items was acceptable, too ;))  maybe we could do something similar?

 


Neat!  I always look for crafty things when I am out at the local farmer's market.

 

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I made two DIY Moby wraps. Because I got some cute fabric (~$6/yd), they ended up costing about $15 each. Not bad! I even tested it out with a 5-lb. bag of flour I had in my kitchen. :)

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Did you have a pattern for this! That's so smart! I would love to make one.
 

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I made two DIY Moby wraps. Because I got some cute fabric (~$6/yd), they ended up costing about $15 each. Not bad! I even tested it out with a 5-lb. bag of flour I had in my kitchen. :)



 


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I looked at several websites to get the gist (and can't seem to find them now, sorry!) but it's pretty easy to summarize. No sewing required. :)

 

Get 5-6 yards of jersey knit (t-shirt material). Cut the width to at least 25" (you can make it wider if you like). Because most bolts of fabric are 50-60", you should be able to get two from one bolt of fabric. All they are is long rectangles!

 

I made mine with 5 yards, and there is enough to tie a knot. I might try 5 1/2 yards next time to get a little more knot-tying room.

 

Also, make sure you read the instructions (found on the Moby website) carefully for safety. Good luck!

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i think i need pictures of the flour sack baby in the pretty moby....


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i think i need pictures of the flour sack baby in the pretty moby....



Ha ha! I am cracking up at the idea. I can't have those kinds of pictures on the internet. ;)

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adorabelle, check this link out for more info on DIY wraps:

 

http://www.wearyourbaby.com/Default.aspx?tabid=121


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Thank you all so much! I was kicking myself because I missed an awesome sale on a Sleepy Wrap, but hopefully I'll be able to make one myself! :)


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I got a wool blanket for free today, that I am going to cut up to make EC pads.  Either that, or see if I can make longies or covers with them.  The material is pretty course though, and I don't think will feel good against baby's skin.  With the EC pads, I would put them in a flannel pillow case, so there would be no scratchiness issue.

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It is odd because I have been having a really strong itch to make stuff. (Maybe I'm nesting.) I am normally pretty crafty but after dinnertime, when I used to knit, embroider or make jewelry, now I'm too tired. SO I found an easy baby blanket pattern: http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patterns/babyafruffle.htm which I'm going to attempt soon. Just waiting for my pregnancy carpel tunnel to get better so the knitting doesn't exacerbate things. I really love the idea of picturing my baby all snuggled up in a blanket I made for him or her. joy.gif


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i have now literally started dreaming of knitting.  i cannot put down the needles.  this is nuts, AND i am not really that good at it!  i came across this and i can't wait to get it on ILL from the library...  ittie bittie hats!  squeeeeeeee!~


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I'm knitting, but nothing for the baby yet. I'm working on a hoodie sweater for my 2yo, then I've been promising DH a hat for a year, then I hope to do a chunky scarf for myself (and if that is quick and goes well, I'll do a few more for my friend and SILs). After that, it's all about the baby. I'd love to do a blanket, sweater, hat, and socks.

 

Chances of me actually getting all this done though are slim to none!

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Finished my first pair of homemade longies!  love.gif I was hoping to make a matching hat out of the leftover yarn but I don't think there's enough. Maybe if I get some brown yarn, I can two-tone one.

 

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Ah well. One pair down, another pair started. Also thinking about making a hoodie out of some acrylic yarn I've had kicking around for awhile.


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curious canadian, those are fantastic!!!! which pattern did you use?
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Thanks, I just used the Tiny Birds organics longies pattern. I hate seaming so I opted to use the circular/dpn pattern and it wasn't as scary as I'd feared. I'm curiouscanadian on Ravelry as well.


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just started my first sewing class ths weekend!! i'm excited to make stuff this time around!!

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I bought some fabric to work on a patchwork quilt, but after sewing on it once I haven't been back. Might do some this week. :)

 

Also bought some unfinished wood cut outs of a train and airplane I hand painted to put on the baby's nursery door. I can't wait to decide on a name so I can find some letters and put them on the door as well. Not going to put them on the bedroom wall like a lot of people do...that takes up too much room for my tastes.


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