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im finishing up some washcloths rigth now im making for dd to wipe her face after meals (man organic ones are expensive! so i just bought organic cotton yarn to knit my own!)
after i finish those im knitting some longies and shorties for the little sprout. i'll make them gender neutral since we wont find out if its as boy or girl til they are born!

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Oh, I SO wish! I am USELESS at making things, though I would love to! I am so matching you to me!

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I've got like 3 rounds left on a cap, & then I'm done with the welcome baby outfit for a girl. I'll be crocheting a lot of stuff; I'm thinking on working on some shirts next.

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This thread is making me all weepy...any way to lock it so MissAnnLaughsalot can't read it and laugh at me?

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ha,ha. who ios miss ann laughs a lot?

i need to learn how to crochet too i hear its so so much faster than knitting!

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ha,ha. who ios miss ann laughs a lot?
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I crocheted a baby blanket a few months ago with some leftover yard (well, not so much my yard as yarn... although the grass is getting pretty long out there!). It came out a little small but it will be okay for a little baby. After that it would be a great doll blanket. Hopefully I will make some more things as well. I think we should post pics of the things that we make... I love seeing other people's creativity and talent.
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I crocheted a baby blanket a few months ago with some leftover yard (well, not so much my yard as yarn... although the grass is getting pretty long out there!). It came out a little small but it will be okay for a little baby. After that it would be a great doll blanket. Hopefully I will make some more things as well. I think we should post pics of the things that we make... I love seeing other people's creativity and talent.
good idea!!! i have some girly baby booties i made i'll take a pic..now if its a boy i need to make another pair

i'll post things as i make them too

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i'll post things as i make them too
Please do!

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I tried to crochet a scarf once.... it wasn't a pretty site . I don't want to embarrass myself or my unborn child in trying to make ANYTHING. It might never come out if it knew something I made was awaiting their presence.:

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Yea. I sew clothing and cloth diapers for my wahm businesses and plan to make rompers, t-shirts, gowns, diapers, wipes, etc.

I am also planning on making myself 75% of my maternity clothes. Shirts/pants and convert some jeans into maternity and things!

So excited!

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I want to learn how to sew onesies. Cute ones. Half my diaper stash is sewn and if I sew one more diaper I will puke, so Im buying the rest, but I want to make some little blankets and alll my wipes still. I need a serger.
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I've really gotten into sewing after I made a sling. I made a copy of an ergo/beco/yamo. Now I'm making diapers and I'm going to make some babylegs. The babylegs look super easy! And way cheaper! I think I might make some tshirt gowns or at least cut off some of dd's white onesies for ECing ease. I'll have to take pics and post them.

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oh boy! you girls are inspiring me!!
i knwo karim is super crafty too

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I just hope I dont bore you with my SNS of my baby/mama goodies, lol.

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Okay, I'm really hoping that the majority of you mamas who have all this stuff done even though you *just* found out you're pregnant either 1) had a stash started or 2) were planning/trying to get pregnant!!!
I'm planning on knitting, personally. There's a blanket in Adorable knits for tots that I want to make and I'm dying to try a bamboo blend. I kind of want to get started on some things but I WOH so I don't know when I will. I'll just let you crafty mamas inspire me!!!

My3babes, can you give some hints on making/converting maternity clothes?We really don't have the $ this time around, even for a thrift store wardrobe... and I go through all the sizes: small, med, large, and yes, extra large.
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I want to learn how to sew onesies. Cute ones.
I just saw a cute tutorial on how to change a t-shirt into a onesie on craftster. It made me want to go find some old shirts just to try it out!
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yeah ive been planning this baby for months!!!

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yeah ive been planning this baby for months!!!
good for you mama! Now I don't feel so bad. :
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Okay, I'm really hoping that the majority of you mamas who have all this stuff done even though you *just* found out you're pregnant either 1) had a stash started or 2) were planning/trying to get pregnant!!!
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This was actually my first month of NOT trying after almost 2 years of going at it like rabbits. Funny how this stuff happens. I had a stash, I know we wont have much money so I want to make as much as I can. I used to make a lot to sell, too.
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My3babes, can you give some hints on making/converting maternity clothes?We really don't have the $ this time around, even for a thrift store wardrobe... and I go through all the sizes: small, med, large, and yes, extra large.
I have been sewing clothing/diapers for almost 4 years so I find patterns fairly easy to follow and make all the shirts from patterns.. Or I convert my favorite t-shirt pattenrs into maternity patterns by making the front longer.

FOr the pants.. I put them on mark where I want the 3" elastic band to start and I mark all the way around.. Cut off the jeans/skirt/pants there... and then I sew down any loose ends, like pockets, fly openings... etc.. and then cut my 3" elastic and put it in a cotton knit material I sew on for a waistband just like under the belly from the store

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Hmm...I started knitting longies for DD a long time ago. (the only other thing I've made is a scarf, so it's slow going) Then she potty trained so never finished them. Maybe I'll be able to finish them by the time this one will fit into a large.
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We're planning some infant gowns (have one cut out now) and some diapers. It's my first time attempting diapers, so I hope they work out!

I've been testing my skills sewing up diapers for my daughter's dolls.
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I've been very crafty over the past few months. I've made a wet bag for the diaper bag, tons of little shirts and onesies with cool patches, etc.
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I've really gotten into sewing after I made a sling. I made a copy of an ergo/beco/yamo.
Ohhh, where did you find a pattern for an ergo? Sounds great!

I'm working on a little girl outfit and am planning on starting on my cloth diaper stash this weekend.
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I'm sure I'll be knitting something

Probably longies, hat, blanket... We don't really need much as we've already had 2 spring babies.

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Another knitter here! I am in a major nesting mode right now and want to make a ton of things, but other than a couple of shorties/soakers and maybe a sweater, I will be waiting until we find out the gender.

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