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#1 of 23 Old 01-21-2007, 11:23 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I've got a girlfriend whose baby will be one in mid feb. I'm poor and crafty, so I want to make her daughter something. I just want it to be kinda hip and cool, not boring pink flowery stuff (although I just might if I can't come up with anything!).
Kylie will be one and is average baby size as best as I can tell... I can get measurements from mama if I need to for a pattern.
I can knit, sew, and take photos. I like to recycle when I craft.
Any ideas? Links to sites with photos are super appreciated. I'm mighty visual.
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I will have to really dig and see where I got the original idea, and I'm not sure if this is the sort of thing you're looking for.... but, I once made a set of soft blocks that was extremely well-received out of thrifted sweaters. Felted the sweaters, cut out squares and embellished the sides before stitching them together and stuffing... it was time-consuming but fun and easy, and you could go just about anywhere with colors and designs for the blocks!
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I would think it was all in how you embellished them. like a simle t-shirt or hoody with some cool sayings or applique
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I made a cute little cardigan with intarsia skulls along the bottom border for DD. it was super cute.

Also, my favorite little outfit for her is a black or red onesie with the sweetest black velour romper over top, with a goth little bow. You could make some little rompers or something.
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what about taking some onsies or tshirts and getting some fabric paint and a skull stencil. then you can add a fabric bow above the skull to make it girly.

oh if you can find some black and white striped toe socks then cutting off the toes to make baby leggings for an older child they can be arm warmers.

what about a pillowcase dress that you can embellish with a skull at the bottom or put a ruffle of some "punkish" material.

oh in knb there's baby's first tatoo sweater. here's a pic and here

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My mom and I used some Sew Easy patterns and made some really punk rock outfits for DD. We just picked out cool fabric - it's amazing what a hip fabric will do for some of those patterns!

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I just made a DIY podeagi (korean baby carrier) which doesn't take much material. I'll add a pic- if I do it right- and if you like it you can PM me for instructions (not my instructions, a friend's).
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p...tos/DIY033.jpg
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http://www.helloyarn.com/topdownbonnet.htm This is cute and easy.

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Any other ideas? These are great!
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I just made a DIY podeagi (korean baby carrier) which doesn't take much material. I'll add a pic- if I do it right- and if you like it you can PM me for instructions (not my instructions, a friend's).
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p...tos/DIY033.jpg
OMG! I LOOOVE that fabric!!!! Do you mind my asking where you found it or who the designer is??? Awesome!

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i totally diyed onsies for my frends first baby ... i heart slayer etc....also try www.crafster.org for cool ideas
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Not my cool baby carrier, but to answer a pp's? The fabric is by alexander henry and is called Inked. The color is multi. It is part of his Nichole's Prints collection.
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I was going to answer about the Alexander Henry fabric, but I see the pp did already! I can also suggest Alexander Henry's Calaveras fabric, from the Folklorico (I think?) collection. I just ordered some of this fabric to have seat pads and saddle bags made for my stroller. Whee! Here's a link:
http://www.ciaspalette.com/prod_pages/ahmu0299.html
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My SIL is into making punk for kids for some Idea's you might want to check her esty site www.punkin.esty.com for ideas
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The latest KNIT 1 has a sweet tittle sweater and leggiings pattern with blacka and white stripey leggings and a skull sweater. Don't have a link to it but I think it is a vogue publication. Mamafern has it.
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I've seen some really cute skull babylegs. You can usually find good socks at Target or Ebay.
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thanks ladies!
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i like cherrymomma.com out of richmond.

doula mama to my nov 05 and my feb 08 babes who wrap me in love.
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I could not find any cool goth stuff when I was pegnet, (still can't) so I bought a blank cross-stitch bib (2$), red , and Black thead (1$ total). Cross- Stitched "They Shake Me". It tolk a while, becouse I had to teach myself how to do it. Or I tolk a photo of my baby and photoshoped a "Andy Warholl" thing. Tolk one photo saterated it in blue, a copy in red, another green, and yellow. Sorry no photoes. Hope this helps.
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Great thread...I am in love with all these ideas
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Cross- Stitched "They Shake Me".
that's awesome. Ooooh...I should combine my subversive cross stitch book with bibs. Why didn't I think of that?!
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