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Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   12-19-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,336
Posted By Kari_mom
  The EA, the TEF and the ASD are all...


The EA, the TEF and the ASD are all respiratory issues, and will continue to be for a while even with surgical repair.  I was a TEF mom and I would have been thrilled to have Synagis as an option...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-12-2008, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,505
Posted By Kari_mom
You can buy excellent roving for felting at West...

You can buy excellent roving for felting at West Earl Woolen Mill for around $13/lb, and wool batting for around $6/lb. Awesome prices! I haven't ordered for a while, so the prices might be a bit...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   03-24-2008, 12:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By Kari_mom
Dye bonds to wool in an acid environment. I...

Dye bonds to wool in an acid environment. I suggest soaking your cover in a warm bath of vinegar and water. Don't agitate it and rinse it in warm water as well.

Hopefully that will solve your...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   03-03-2008, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,003
Posted By Kari_mom
You can always sew the buttons on the top and...

You can always sew the buttons on the top and put snaps underneath. The best solution really depends on the style of the dress, IMO.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   03-03-2008, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By Kari_mom
I made this little shirt (http:) for my son from...

I made this little shirt (http:) for my son from 7 different fat quarters. It is an Ottobre pattern which I wouldn't recommend for a beginner but I am sure Kwik Sew has a similar style that you...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   03-03-2008, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By Kari_mom
I voted that I felt, because I do, but it is a...

I voted that I felt, because I do, but it is a light felting. The wool isn't felted as much as it could be at all. Just enough to soften up the wool, fill in the holes and start the felting process...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   03-03-2008, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 357
Posted By Kari_mom
Depends on the absorbancy you want, kwim? I used...

Depends on the absorbancy you want, kwim? I used one layer of cotton fleece in otto boxers when my youngest was potty learning last year, it was enough to get him to the toilet if he realized he...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-13-2008, 02:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,156
Posted By Kari_mom
In addition to the two stores listed above,...

In addition to the two stores listed above, Bunte Fabrics (http://buntefabrics.com/catalog.php?category=32) has an amazing selection of european organics.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-06-2008, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By Kari_mom
Quote: Originally Posted by beka1977...

Quote:
Originally Posted by beka1977 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10452151)
The Katzen books look fabulous - it looks...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-02-2008, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By Kari_mom
I really like Pretend Soup by Molly Katzen for...

I really like Pretend Soup by Molly Katzen for preschoolers. It has real recipes that are delicious and are not full of sugar and processed foods like so many 'kids' cookbooks. There are two sets of...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-02-2008, 04:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By Kari_mom
I love mine, what are your questions?

I love mine, what are your questions?
Forum: Arts & Crafts   12-27-2007, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By Kari_mom
Increase stitch length, reduce tension. Also...

Increase stitch length, reduce tension. Also leave long thread tails when you are done, you can often 'ungather' the fabric along the seam by running your hands along the seams and moving the fabric...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   12-27-2007, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 173
Posted By Kari_mom
Bunte Fabrics...

Bunte Fabrics (http://buntefabrics.com/catalog.php?category=32) has a lot of organic cotton woven prints from Europe. I am sure the mama who owns Bunte will work with you on finding appropriate...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-18-2007, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 384
Posted By Kari_mom
Yes, you can. I would underbake them a bit and...

Yes, you can. I would underbake them a bit and finish browning them when you heat them up.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   12-18-2007, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By Kari_mom
Hobby Lobby has a nice little section for...

Hobby Lobby has a nice little section for needlefelting including wool roving in multicolor packs as well as needles in various sizes. I like the larger needles for tacking down wool for balls. They...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   12-13-2007, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By Kari_mom
You can use your regular sewing machine to...

You can use your regular sewing machine to finish edges. It will be fine.

Sergers do have advantages. They trim the edge as you serge so the edge is really neat and tidy. They stitch super fast...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   12-13-2007, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,071
Posted By Kari_mom
I like to close openings with a ladder stitch -...

I like to close openings with a ladder stitch - here is a good illustration: http://www.embroiderersguild.com/sti...es/ladder.html (http://www.embroiderersguild.com/stitch/stitches/ladder.html)
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Forum: Arts & Crafts   12-10-2007, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 641
Posted By Kari_mom
I'm glad you worked it out, but yes, you can...

I'm glad you worked it out, but yes, you can press PUL with a warm iron.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-28-2007, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,258
Posted By Kari_mom
IME how easily decorations attach depends on the...

IME how easily decorations attach depends on the type of wool. Needlefelting would definitely help tack spots and stripes into place, and I think an 8 yo could handle the needle safely with...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-26-2007, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By Kari_mom
I like to lightly felt because it keeps the...

I like to lightly felt because it keeps the sweater from unraveling and softens up the knit yet maintains the stretchiness. Best of all worlds IMO.

I do a hot wash/cold rinse with a bit of...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-26-2007, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By Kari_mom
Quote: Originally Posted by wild_reilly...

Quote:
Originally Posted by wild_reilly http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9827735)
I can't give you an answer, but I would...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-26-2007, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By Kari_mom
Quote: Originally Posted by rere...

Quote:
Originally Posted by rere http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9795531)
Ok I really don't know much about felting because...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-26-2007, 12:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By Kari_mom
Fleece isn't a natural product, it is a...

Fleece isn't a natural product, it is a polyester knit.

You can make wool covers from wool yardage (including organic wool) or from wool sweaters. You will want to keep the wool as a separate...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-25-2007, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 623
Posted By Kari_mom
Quote: Originally Posted by hrutledge...

Quote:
Originally Posted by hrutledge http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9824124)
I also love the play silks. However, I...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-25-2007, 06:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,728
Posted By Kari_mom
Ahh. I thought there might be more behind your...

Ahh. I thought there might be more behind your thinking.

I think, if you plan to hire seamstresses to sew the diapers you sell, then the diaper kits might be the way to go as having precut...
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