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#1 of 68 Old 09-29-2005, 12:46 PM - Thread Starter
 
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cuz i love to look!! Will do my later
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#2 of 68 Old 09-29-2005, 01:55 PM
 
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My stuff is in my blog in my sig. I've also made some pj pants for my 6 yo and another dress for dd that I haven't taken a picture of yet. Can't wait to see what everyone else made!
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Jillbob, I your pictures ... those rompers and the HA 'knockoff' are great!!! Where's an envy smilie when we need one!!!




And you dye your own wool, too ...


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Here's a favorite I did a month ago
http://pic15.picturetrail.com/VOL591.../106781169.jpg
http://pic15.picturetrail.com/VOL591.../106805279.jpg
http://pic15.picturetrail.com/VOL591.../106781164.jpg

This one I finished a few days ago. The cords were very intimidating (ottobre pattern) but now I have 3 more cut out to sew up for ds
http://pic15.picturetrail.com/VOL591.../113457369.jpg
http://pic15.picturetrail.com/VOL591.../113457364.jpg

some more clothes for DS
http://pic15.picturetrail.com/VOL591.../113353628.jpg

Dipe for dd
http://pic15.picturetrail.com/VOL591.../113108491.jpg
http://pic15.picturetrail.com/VOL591.../113108493.jpg

And some wool pants I dip dyed (dye isn't perfect) and they are too big for rubes. 18-24mo size instead of 12-18mo size
http://pic15.picturetrail.com/VOL591.../113291630.jpg

When I look at the things I've made it seems substantial, but day by day I often feel not productive enough. Sheesh.
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Jill I love the hanna dresses (where'd you find those yummy stripes?) and that bag!
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Here's a favorite I did a month ago
http://pic15.picturetrail.com/VOL591.../106781169.jpg
http://pic15.picturetrail.com/VOL591.../106805279.jpg
http://pic15.picturetrail.com/VOL591.../106781164.jpg

This one I finished a few days ago. The cords were very intimidating (ottobre pattern) but now I have 3 more cut out to sew up for ds
http://pic15.picturetrail.com/VOL591.../113457369.jpg
http://pic15.picturetrail.com/VOL591.../113457364.jpg

some more clothes for DS
http://pic15.picturetrail.com/VOL591.../113353628.jpg

Dipe for dd
http://pic15.picturetrail.com/VOL591.../113108491.jpg
http://pic15.picturetrail.com/VOL591.../113108493.jpg

And some wool pants I dip dyed (dye isn't perfect) and they are too big for rubes. 18-24mo size instead of 12-18mo size I'm going to sell them
http://pic15.picturetrail.com/VOL591.../113291630.jpg

When I look at the things I've made it seems substantial, but day by day I often feel not productive enough. Sheesh.
Wow!! The clothes (and kids) are gorgeous! I got that stripe knit on the 1.99 clearance table at Hancocks of all places.

Amy- Thanks Dying yarn is really easy. If you get the wool of the Andes from www.knitpicks.com it's cheap too. I loved all the colorways out there but I'm to cheap to spend $10-20 per skein of yarn to make pants for the baby.
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Wow! I am so impressed ladies! Fabulous work!
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Here is some of what I did this past month... I need to take more pics an post the rest: Sewing Pics

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Here is some of what I did this past month... I need to take more pics an post the rest: Sewing Pics

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That quilt is soooo cute! I love the cords, was the pattern hard? All the pants I've made have had elastic waists, I get so nervous with zippers, let alone pockets :LOL Great job!

ETA: duh, I just clicked the link to your post at pattern review. I never think to look there
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Wow Deb those pants are perfect!

hee hee IKWYM Jill - I made a pair of those corduroys for DS and switched it to elastic waist - partly b/c he doesn't do zippers well, but mostly out of fear
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Here are some of the things i've attempted so far for my little monkey that is due in February.

A couple diaper covers-
1st attempt at a cover
2nd cover this time with an elastic waist

A quilt for baby-
1st attempt at a quilt

A cute little outfit, a fleece hat, jacket, and pants-
baby's outfit

First attempt at making pocket diapers-1st three I made, before aplix was sewn on

And that is all I have pics of at the moment.
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i just finished a cute reversable jean dress

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Acting as a Gestational Surrogate for my cousin, EDD Jan 17th
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You guys are SOOOO inspiring. I have been twidling my thumbs making NAPKINS of all things, waiting to be inspired to really sew something. I want to make some diapers, some dresses for DD, and some lounge wear for DP and I.
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Here's an album with some of the projects I've done in the past few months.

Vanessa's Album

I love looking at things people have made.



momma_andi: I love the colors you picked for your baby quilt. Very fun! Just a little tip. If you press the seams open in opposite directions on the rows that are going to be sewn together, you can then nest the seams and get the corners to line up more easily. I know that helped me a lot once I read it.
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you guys rock. that clothes is gorgeous. i wanna take sewing lessons so can make dd clothes and clothes for my next child, whenever he/she happens to come along.

momma to 8 yr old ddjoy.gif.  Furmom to our menagerie:   2dog2.gif , 1cat.gif, 2 goldfish.gif,  2 hamster.jpg,  and 1 silly rabbit. 

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hmmmm, here are a few of my things in the things I have made album www.picturetrail.com/mamadodson, I make diapers and shopping cart covers too, but havent loaded pics to picturetrail yet... LOL
wow, I wish I could figure out patterns, everything I ever make is from scratch, cuz I never know how to use patterns, any tips or must haves or must do's with patterns?

You girls do awesome work by the way!!!
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Alison, did you use a pattern for these? I just love them! I'm having the hardest time finding patterns I like for my dd! You do good work!

I'm so impressed by everyone's work! You ladies rock!

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lovely things mamas

Micki - the patterns were mostly from ottobre. I modified a kwiksew regular shirt pattern that I liked the fit of to do the dress. FOr the pants, Ottobre magazine and the jacket was ottobre too The shoes? I tore up ds's old robeez
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Vanessa - Your quilts are beautiful!
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you ladies are inspiring to say the least!
All I have sewn in a while is the backpack I just made for bean!
LOL

I would love to sew more, but where to find the time!

Before that, the little starbaby waldorf doll...

my machines are getting dusty!
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Not all sewing... but here are a few projects of mine....
The diaper bag:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...t/IMG_4305.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...t/IMG_4298.jpg
The birthday cake:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...thday-Cake.jpg
The diapers:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...Brat/Booty.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...rat/fronts.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...rat/inners.jpg

I've also made quite a few blankets/baby quilts, crochet scarves, and other bags... but I don't have pictures.
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those are lovely strawhat

the cake is amazing!
The bag is so cute!
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Here is me for today and yesterday. I am a novice seamstress (very novice) so mine is obviously beginner, but hey, I make a very fancy waldorf doll! LoL

Fleece set for bean

Backpack 1

backpack 2
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cute fleece set LaLa I make those for my kids too, isnt fleece the easiest to work with? I'd love to see the waldorf dolls you make... and how come you ladies arent out there selling this awesome stuff?
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Vanessa - Your quilts are beautiful!
Thanks. I've got a few more in the works that I need to finish so I can post them. They aren't always my exact style (i.e. sunflowers) because some of them are for gifts.

The ones I am working on now are mostly 30s inspired which is my favorite.
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Holy you girls Rock! Nice stuff everybodies! I especially like the robbiez "nock off's) I got some for my son , and didn't realize till after i could make a better pair...so i did!
I'm just dying to move my sewing machine to my new apartement
I'm gonna make my son a pair of fleece PJ's.
I'm really interested in making Waldorf Dolls to sell, any of you sell your creations? Got any good leads on materials?

I think when i do go to post my creations I'll be a little shy...next to the rest of you your work is awsome

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selling waldorf dolls is difficult to get in on because 1) materials are high quality and costly and 2) the dolls are very time intensive to make.

so when you sell a doll that took you 7 hours to make and $30 in materials, then your profit is quickly dwindled out the door by advertising and other fees involvoed with selling and you end up with a very very low min wage.

I did get into selling for a time (not dolls, but other retail) and I found that it was much more enjoyable to just make stuff when I wanted to and not get burned out on crafts.

That is just me. Check out the WAHMwell forum for inspiration on turning your crafts into business.
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Not all sewing... but here are a few projects of mine....
The diaper bag:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...t/IMG_4305.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...t/IMG_4298.jpg
The birthday cake:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...thday-Cake.jpg
The newborn diapers:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...rat/inners.jpgtrawHatBrat/fronts.jpg[/IMG]

I've also made quite a few blankets/baby quilts, crochet scarves, and other bags... but I don't have pictures.

Did you use a pattern for the bag? I Love it!
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No... I didn't use a pattern for the bag.
I did, however, use a tutorial on craftster.org .
They have a forum specifically for bags and purses with picture tutorials.
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My sil gave me this fabric, handmade from Africa.

http://whitecalx.home.comcast.net/giraffe.jpg

http://whitecalx.home.comcast.net/giraffe2.jpg

http://whitecalx.home.comcast.net/giraffe3.jpg
I didn't do it on purpose but the tab lines up perfectly to finish the giraffe's head.

Mom of a 7 yr old, 4 yr old, and 1 yr old. Wow. How did that happen?
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