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11  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: button shirt to toddler dress recon *NEW MINTY FRESH TUTORIAL* on: March 15, 2008 07:59:34 PM
Step 1 is by far, the most important  Cheesy

GREAT tutorial, I can't wait to make one of these!  Or five!!  Um...  Eleven!

thanks so much for sharing!!!!
12  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Re: momma-to-be looking for cloth diaper patterns/advice on: February 10, 2008 09:17:22 PM
havent read other posts yet but here goes...

Have any of y'all:
(a) used cloth diapers yes! with one and planning with 2 as well.

(b) made your own yes again!  and at first, all from "found" fabrics at thrift stores, no 'spensive stuff at all (we were on a very tight budget)

(c) can recommend patterns or tell me which ones to avoid well i just did a google search for "Free cloth diaper pattern" and just clicked and clicked till I found what appealed to me.  here's the 1 and only that i have actually used or needed, it's worked great for me: http://fernandfaerie.com/sewing_fitteds.html 

(d) what style worked best for you? the worst? Personal fave is the fitted pocket dipe (linked above).  least favorite is a simple prefold with pins.  I can do it but tis a pain.

(e) had problems with daycare/family/babysitters using cloth instead of disposables when he went to one g'mas house she prefered to have her own bag of disposies to use when she watch him.  other g'ma was ok with cloth, and friend of mine who watch him was too, i just showed them how easy the fitted prestuffed dipes were to put on, just like a sposie, and they were ok with sticking it in a bag (had one of those dispensers - awesome) for me to take care of later.

(e) give some advice in generalIf you're using pins, velcro or any other "adjust it to fit each time" type closure, and you think deep down inside, I wonder if that's good enough, it probably is not.  & it only takes a few seconds to re-fasten, could take several hours to clean the mess that ensues if you don't.  - experience

(f) fabric recommendations cotton, flannel, hemp, terry (towels) and any other natural fiber cloths are good for soakers diapers and such.  If you're going to make it waterproof, an outer layer of "PUL" (polyurethane lined) fabric or even polar fleece (if hold it up to light & see thru, TOO THIN & not "polar" fleece), some types of synthetic fibers like polyester, are waterproof or at least water-resistant.

(g) what should I consider when making cloth? consider making them in a couple sizes up, even if you just cut them out now and start them, have them stashed away if you don't plan to make the entire stash at once.  you'll need bigger dipes in No time!! though i have been able to use the same size for awhile once he hit "size 3" which is like 16-28 lbs or something.
13  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Re: My baby creations on: February 10, 2008 08:32:47 PM
OMGAww...


i'm having another one of those soon.  for my first i was proud to make a single little quilt and stuff toy!  you my dear are an inspiration!!!!

my favorite has to be the quilts.  those are just too sweet!!
14  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Project attempt: a folding organizer? on: December 04, 2007 02:13:08 AM
Ok first of all this is my first post on Craftster.  I've been lurking as a non-member for a few months, just in AWE of the AMAZING-NESS here. 

Well today I am trying to figure something out.  I want to make little gifties for a friend's daughters, they are 9 & 11. 

I have this idea in my head, of little organizers with a notebook inside, with a place for their pencils, a photo, etc, so little pockets & stuff would be nice.  I want it to be a fold-over with some kind of closure (tie with ribbons, velcro, magnets, whatever).

What is this called, and where on Craftster could I find this type of project to look for inspiration?

thanks so much Smiley
15  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: first ever crafster post!!! - Girly Pinstripe shoulder bag w/ matching wristlet on: August 20, 2007 05:51:21 PM
Well this is my first post ever!

and I wanted to say it's so cute!!  I love pinstripe, you did a great job!  I especially like how you attached the strap.
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