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1  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Frugal Living Swap (SIGNUP CLOSED; MAIL BY 2/6/2010) on: January 16, 2010 12:00:56 AM
Ah it feels like forever since I last checked in!  (even though it was just a few days ago I think).

I haven't looked at paperbackswap but I belong to swaptree and it's pretty much the most awesome thing besides diaperswappers.  I just traded in 6 of my unused dusty already read, but don't plan on reading again books for 6 different ones.  And even to ship 6 books from Alaska, hardcover and paperback, to 6 different people, it cost a whopping $15 in shipping charges.  That's with using the online printable shipping and tracking, so I didn't even have to go to the post office, which is awesome because it is seriously cold out this week and I have become somthing of a hermit Smiley

I totally forgot who was asking about diapers, but were you asking about just diapers or covers too?  I haven't sewn my own diapers other than "mock" prefolds. They are flannel on either side with a wet zone of flannel and terry.  They are VERY thick and can be a bit tricky on a little babe, but since my guy is now 8 months old and 25 pounds, they work well.  I really like using them under him in his crib.  We practice elimination communication part time and they work super at keeping his bed dry if he has a leak, and at keeping me dry if he's sleeping with mama and papa  Smiley

Happy crafting ladies!
Peace
Michelle
2  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Frugal Living Swap (SIGNUP CLOSED; MAIL BY 2/6/2010) on: January 08, 2010 10:51:10 PM
I have to say, my swap partner is A-W-E-S-O-M-E!  I can't wait to get started on some great crafts, frugal style!  YAY
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: One dollar maternity shirt! on: January 06, 2010 05:18:56 PM
Super cute!  Congrats!  Thanks VioletJane for the neckline tip....you always have tons of awesome tips.  It really is a great maternity shirt and has actual personality instead of all the lame "baby on board" shirts.  God those are horrible. Way cooler!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: I call these things BUTTS on: January 01, 2010 11:07:44 AM
I cloth diaper and use the Katrina pattern (free, just google it) to make Sully's covers.  Yours are ADORABLE!  Knuckleduster and the Nuts ones are probably my favorite.  They look like they are the Katrina pattern too, it's really common, I swear, everyone uses it!  I am now off to find a way to make the knuckleduster happen in wool.....

P.S.  Sully has been cloth diapered since birth.  It's not hard, or even that time consuming.  You will change TONS of diapers when they are really little, but you'd be changing them wether they were sposies or cloth.  It does get easier when they get older, only then they have "kid" poo, so it also gets grosser!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: New Shirt on: October 13, 2009 10:29:11 PM
Nice work for not being a really experienced sewer.  Most people won't even attempt zippers, even those who have lots of experience!  That's the best way to learn in my book, just try it out and learn from you're mistakes.  I taught myself to sew like 12 years ago, and trust me, you'll make TONS of stuff that is "off".  You'll get the hang of it with some practice and LOTS of patience.  Keep at it, you are definately headed in the right direction!  Good Job!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: new hat, ehh, with BUNNIES on: October 12, 2009 03:36:46 PM
Love it!  I must know where you got that bunny fabric from.  Seriously.  I need to know.
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Mad Men Style LBD (image rubenesque) on: August 13, 2009 04:09:20 PM
I love the back neckline. It really makes it more than just a plain old black dress.  Very flattering.  I'm jealous of how perfectly it fits!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: oh hai thar~ sexy lil' high-waisted pencil skirt [img. hvy.] on: August 13, 2009 04:05:45 PM
A few things...
1. You are so lucky to be that small!  Ha, the last time I was a size 2 was probably somewhere around 5th grade.
and 2. Great skirt.  I love it!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Vintage Roses and a High Waisted Skirt on: June 19, 2009 04:34:33 PM
Very pretty.  I really like high waisted skirts, but have been nervous to wear one on myself.  They seem to look much better on others.

As for the binding issue.  It sounds like you need to cut the strip of fabric on the bias (Sort of diagonal on the fabric).  Doing this will help it to stretch around curves without looking wonky.  I am gathering that you cut the strip either with or against the grain?  If so, sewing it on a curve will be difficult to get it looking right.  If this isn't the issue, than I'm not sure, since that has been my only issue with self binding. 

Hope that helps.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: New Summer Dress with Sash on: June 19, 2009 04:28:38 PM
Awesome dress!  LOVE IT!
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