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I'd love to connect with some local moms who are doing crafty things. I'm a novice seamstress (I can't bring myself to type "sewer".. there must be a better word!), and am always thinking up new projects, but rarely actually completing them. I have made several ring slings, and a fun homemade ergo type carrier, but I keep giving my ring slings away, so I only have my maya wrap now. :)<br><br>
I was bitten by the knitting bug again last fall, and have made a few things for my daughter, including a pair of wool longies that are actually usable, and a just recently a nice striped pair of wool shorties! I'm so excited, except that she is pretty much potty trained (we EC and she only has diapers for sleeping), so there goes my thrifty idea... I will make her another pair without the diaper allowance.<br><br>
Anyway, does anyone locally knit? Want to get together and share secrets? Anyone want to buy a pair of cute striped wool shorts cheap (large)? Or I'd make a pair for anyone for fun, if you buy the yarn. I'm SO totally having fun with this. I love wool! My next goal is to try kool-aid dying and make something self-striping.<br><br>
- Jessica
 

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I sew a little. My mom and I just finished our first quilt. She did the embroidery at home in Colorado. Then we cut pieces and sewed it together when she visited this past week. She took it home because she wanted to fix a few mistakes but otherwise it turned out nice. I wouldn't mind trying to do another.<br><br>
I also knit a little. I haven't had time to do much lately with the move and now Kasey. I hope to get back into it soon. I have been working on a blanket for 4 years now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:
 

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Hi there,<br>
My sister (Vermontgirl) just told me today to check out this forum so here I am~<br>
I live in North Hero, but I am a sewer and knitter. I sew waldorf dolls and other toys, children's clothing, adult's clothing, and more. I am really into it and hope to start a natural toy and doll business someday with DH, who is a woodworker.<br>
I have not been knitting long but I knit toys and other simple things- my next project is wool longies and a cardigan for my three month old for next fall/winter. I am really into wool as well and would like to someday raise sheep or mohair goats and learn to spin myself.<br>
Mommybear&babybear: I am wondering if you are the mama who had her baby the same day as me: February 8. We may have been in the hospital at the same time!
 

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A. was born at 8:11 PM on the 8th- you must've been laboring at that time!<br>
I left the next morning as soon as possible because I heard people were getting roommates and I did not want one!
 

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I'm another crafty-knitter-seamstress-type. Not that I have much time for it right now. It doesn't take much for me to get bitten by the bug though, and once I have a project underway there is little that will stop the obsession. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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I am bad at crafts but I plan to get better. I own a sewing machine and have done a few things with it. (bean bags, wrap skirts, bags, hemming pants...ect) I am horrid at figuring out how to sew patterns and I have been known to throw projects across the room and never go back to them.<br>
My sister has an amazing talent for making anything and I do not share that with her. My goal this summer is to learn to knit or crochet. I think I would like it if I got the hang of it. I imagine that I could do it now that Harvest likes to play by himself some. I could have him in the play area at viva expresso while I sit on the couch and do it. I am left handed so I worry I would need special help learning how to do it. ACK maybe I shouldnt bother.
 

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We left the hospital early too. I was tired of having a roommate and didn't feel like I needed to stay. Do you remember what room you were laboring in? I was in room 3. They were sooo busy that night. I think every labor room was full. I had requested the water birth room but it was taken when we arrived.
 

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I can't remember which room number I was, but I do know I was right across from the O.R. because I was a VBA2C~ you know, a bomb waiting to go off. . .<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br>
My room was small. When I arrived the day before (looong labor) there was only one other woman there, and she was headed for a C.S.<br>
I was being wheeled into maternity while you were getting close to the end of your labor. It was nearly midnight.
 
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