I'd love to have some great projects to keep me busy (hah!) until the baby arrives. I don't know how to knit, but I can sew. Some other basic crafty skills as well.
Iowaorganic- mama to DD (1/5/06), DS1 (4/9/07), DS2 (1/22/09), DS3 (12/10/10), DD2 (7/6/12) and a new kid due in early 2014
Make a blank scrapbook/memory book/journal thing.
Turn knee socks into baby legwarmers. (there's a tute somewhere, google it)
I used fleace for a tiny newborn pair and leather when DS got a bit older.
I made each child a knot doll form old T shirts of mine
I made a mobile of little felt birds to go over the changing table and a wrap sling, I don't have patterns for those though.
I also learned to knit (well my gran tried to teach me when I was younger so I had an idea). I found this website really helpful. http://www.knittinghelp.com/
Anyway I was able to learn to knit little hats and even managed a sweater for DD. Now I really enjoy knitting as I can do it in smaller bursts than getting out the sewing machine.
oh wow...i'm apparently doin it wrong! lol. I just appliqued "born at home" onto a shirt last night.. I just cut out the letters, stuck them onto the fabric with this dissolvable double sided tape stuff, and went to town! no special needle, no special foot, nothin! I was thanking mylucky stars that the thread blended in well i did a straight stitch, knit fabric on knit shirt so fraying wont be a problem. I did want the look of the edges of the fabric curling up slightly. Overall I'm happy with how it turned out. Whats the needle for though? Never used that kind before
Kristy, wife to Josh proud mama to Katie: since 3/08 and Emma since 8/12.
I'm also going to try making some hooded towels next time I see towels on sale at Target. Those teeny baby ones are so useless.
I may attempt a diaper bag.. we'll see.
I check out that knitting site and it looks great, but then I tried looking for simple knitting patterns and got really confused with all the abbreviations and how to choose yarn and.. yikes.
I've been practising stitches by knitting dishcloths. Not very exciting I know but I use them daily so I get a surprising amount of satisfaction from them. There are lots of free patterns on ravelry.
Can you tell I;m on a knitting kick at the moment
My next project is finding letters of his name (after he's born and we tell the family his name) and get those painted/decorated and hang them in his room.
mom to ds '07 first day of a new year, dd '09 in the caul, and ds '11 at home Oct 24th
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I was looking for baby gifts, since both my sisters are having little ones this year and found this
So maybe those and the taggies and I'm set.
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