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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Nursery (in progress) - pic heavy on: March 08, 2008 10:39:23 AM
Our first kiddo is due in early May and we're starting to pull a nursery together.  Since we don't know what sex the babe is, we're going with fun colors that we like: oranges, blues, greens, and white. 

Here's the mobile.  My friend cut circles out of some cheap wood and drilled tiny holes in them.  I painted with cheap acryllics and strung them up with fishing line.  The top loop is actually the inner ring of an embroidery hoop.  Total cost?  $6  Entirely inspired by a Martha Stewart thingy (but hers was just paper and yarn, I wanted something with longevity).

Here are the curtains.  Mom came up and helped me with these.  They were surprisingly easy... it was just the prep work that was tedious (wash, dry, iron, measure, cut, etc.).  Maybe $15?

Here are some picture frames I strung together.  They're just painted (same cheap acryllic from the mobile) mats that I had laying around. The openings are about 2" x 1.5". Very small.  But I thought it'd be nice for the kiddo to have some silly images of us around. This was pretty much free since I printed the pics here at home and had the mats laying around.

And now I'm stumped.  We plan on getting a rug (http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40107787) and some furniture, too.  But since it's a rental apartment we can't do anything fun like painting the walls.  Any ideas on how to lively up the room?
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Noro Scrappy Hat on: February 18, 2008 12:36:07 PM
I made this baby hat entirely out of scrap Noro Kureyon.  Was a little concerned about the scratchy factor so I used some leave-in-conditioner when I blocked it. Seems to have had an effect.  Any other "make this yarn soft" tricks that I should know about?  I used this free top-down pattern http://sasw.blogspot.com/2007/11/top-down-baby-hat.html.

  The colors are a bit off in that picture - while darker, this is a better reflection of actual yarn colors:

3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Ruby Mitts (now with tutorial) on: January 17, 2008 06:53:39 PM

Made these for my friend who very specifically requested ruby and gray fingerless mittens.  So I prowled up and down the yarn store aisles saying "ruby, ruby, ruby, ruby... oooh!  you're pretty, but not ruby enough.... ruby, ruby, ruby..."  The color is a little off in the photo, but I did end up with a decent match.  Used Queensland Collection Rustic Wool and made a wide stripe of ruby on top and a thinner stripe on bottom. Her hands are much smaller than mine so the stitches won't be so stretched, but still a decent fit. :-)
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Tardis Onesie on: January 12, 2008 06:18:50 PM

We're expecting our first kiddo in early May so I've started making things for the babe.  First up?  A big blue Tardis on a newborn onesie.  I can't wait to see our baby wear this.  Might have to do a Dalek next.  Yea, Dr. Who! Grin
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Newborn stuff - booties & hats (image heavy) on: January 06, 2008 06:32:25 PM
I can't stop myself, making baby stuff is just so fun that I keep making them!

This is from "Simple Knits for Cherished Babies", I think it's the garter stitch slipper pattern.  Here's the pattern http://books.google.com/books?id=Lci3qwLEMiUC&dq=simple+knits+for+cherished+babies&pg=PP1&ots=YsIgR9-Khz&sig=DMqgYeuiBCTYUubd0DCveledASU&hl=en&prev=http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rlz=&q=Simple+Knits+for+Cherished+Babies&sa=X&oi=print&ct=title&cad=one-book-with-thumbnail.  Used Dalegarn's Baby Ull, one of my favorite baby wool yarns ever. 

The hats are all my own design and are also made with Baby Ull (http://yarndex.com/yarn.cfm?yarn_id=174). 

This bath was made using Kiddo Print, a Crystal Palace yarn (http://www.yarnmarket.com/yarn/Crystal_Palace_Yarn-Kiddo_Print_Yarn-1781.html)
6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / momma-to-be looking for cloth diaper patterns/advice on: January 01, 2008 09:08:46 PM

Our 1st kiddo is due in early May and we'd like to use cloth diapers instead of disposables.  Ideally I'd like to start making a stockpile of dipes before I run out of energy/ambition but I'm stumped.  How many?  What kind?  Everyone I know with kids used disposables and can't offer firsthand advice.  We've tried looking for some basic info and have found some useful sites, but nothing compares to firsthand advice and I trust you craftsters.   Smiley

Have any of y'all:
(a) used cloth diapers
(b) made your own
(c) can recommend patterns or tell me which ones to avoid
(d) what style worked best for you? the worst?
(e) had problems with daycare/family/babysitters using cloth instead of disposables
(e) give some advice in general
(f) fabric recommendations
(g) what should I consider when making cloth?

I have don't have a serger, but that shouldn't be a problem. Right?  If there are links I should look at, I'll take those too!  Thank you, thank you, thank you in advance!

7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / yarn weight confusion - help? on: December 28, 2007 08:55:18 AM
I want to make these fingerless gloves (http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/KidMerino-fingerless_gloves.html) which are done using Kid Merino, a laceweight yarn.  The pattern calls for 2 threads to be held together as you work through the pattern (which I can do, I just think it's a pain in the ---).  Since I plan on subsituting the yarn and just using 1 thread as I go, which weight should I use?  In other words, laceweight x 2 = ??  Should I use DK?  Sport Baby?

And yes, I realize that by not using 2 threads at the same time I can't do the color fade like shown, but that's okay with me.  Wink

8  Washington / Washington: West / Any interest in a Olympia or Centralia craft group? on: December 27, 2007 08:46:50 PM
Anyone interested in meeting up for coffee/snacks/whatever while playing with yarn?  I mostly crochet but I also embroider and am learning to knit.  Thought it'd be nice to meet up with some other people and craft away some of these winter afternoons.

I'm still new to the area so if there's already a local craft get together, would you let me know?  I hate reinventing the wheel.  Roll Eyes
9  Washington / Washington: West / Moving to Centralia - help? on: August 11, 2007 11:25:50 AM
After a strange 18 months in Cleveland, the hubby & I are headed back to the Pacific Northwest.  We're moving to the Centralia area and I have no clue where any of the local crafting spots might be... are there any?  I'm pretty familiar with stuff down in Portland (lived there for 6 years) and up in Seattle, but not much inbetween. 
10  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / skully potholder rampage on: January 01, 2007 11:39:06 AM
people come over and see my pretty skulls on the wall and put in requests.  so i've made 4 of these now and they keep getting easier. yea! 

here's the latest - http://flickr.com/photos/moptopstumptown/341034634/in/set-155012/
my first one - http://flickr.com/photos/moptopstumptown/244146679/in/set-155012/

i keep meaning to pick up some graphing paper so i can invent new patterns, but so far i haven't got around to it. 

made this one up on a whim - http://flickr.com/photos/moptopstumptown/337449616/in/set-155012/

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