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« on: October 14, 2010 06:27:16 AM »

An interesting story goes into the making of this cake, I guess. I just found out 3 days ago that my ex is expecting with his new girlfriend (we were only just officially divorced in July). This information didn't actually come from either of them, but from my mother, whom I don't speak to and who wanted to make sure I wasn't going to be going to the baby shower (I wasn't invited). So, since everyone is expecting me to be upset (and I don't think my ex and his girlfriend even know that I know), I decided to give them a baby gift. And, instead of buying something lame, I made them this cake.
The cake is made of 49 size 1 diapers, 16 feet of ribbon total, crochet string to tie the diapers together, an eensy bit of tape, and a little blue ducky.

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And, the ducky!


That's it! Tell me what you think!
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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2010 06:35:07 AM »

Cute cake!  I'm glad I didn't hear anything about my ex after we got divorced.  I don't know if I'd be able to be so...gracious...wit h him so soon after the fact.
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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2010 06:35:50 AM »

I think it's awesome of you to make them such an awesome gift Smiley And I think you should tell your mom to suck it, but thats just me.
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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2010 06:40:56 AM »

Thanks to both of you! Honestly, I am a little bummed, but I'm going on.

And, I have told my mom to suck it- on multiple occasions! But, I've found that the best torture is saying nothing at all to her. She texts, I don't answer. And, apparently, it drives her crazy!  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2010 08:09:52 AM »

I love it! It's so adorable, and such a sweet gesture.
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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2010 08:33:11 AM »

well done!!  on making such a lovely gift and for having such a gracious attitude. 
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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2010 08:35:45 AM »

Thank you so much!
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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2010 12:42:10 PM »

thats too cte and so well done

and ps, judging by how you are handling this and how kind you are, youll be able to move on and find someone who cares about you and treats you with the kindness and respect that you give everyone else.
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« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2010 12:48:38 PM »

Bravo!  Great job and great attitude.  My motto kill em with kindness. Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2010 12:51:50 PM »

I think your humility and kindness are just brilliant!! If only others could walk threw their pain so gracefully as you are then this world would be such an amazing place.

You have done an amazing job on the diaper cake and I am sure they will appreciate it or just be dumbfounded by your taking of the high road. And the beautiful gift  Wink
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« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2010 01:57:40 PM »

I am so taken aback by everyone's kind words! Thank you all so very much. This whole situations is a piece of cake with all of the support from you folks!
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« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2010 12:56:43 AM »

im glad we (im pretty sure i can say we as im sure the rest of you will agree) could be of some assistance

and ps i really hope you meant to make that pun!
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« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2010 11:30:34 AM »

Beautiful work on the cake - - love the colors and the ducky!
good for you - showing such a gracious attitude.
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« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2010 12:47:07 PM »

Beautiful work on the cake - - love the colors and the ducky!
good for you - showing such a gracious attitude.

Thank you- on both counts! (:

im glad we (im pretty sure i can say we as im sure the rest of you will agree) could be of some assistance

and ps i really hope you meant to make that pun!

Lol. No, I didn't mean to...I'm so lame.  Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2010 07:34:05 PM »

im glad we (im pretty sure i can say we as im sure the rest of you will agree) could be of some assistance

and ps i really hope you meant to make that pun!

Lol. No, I didn't mean to...I'm so lame.  Cheesy
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HAHA NOT LAME! awesome! simply awesome
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« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2010 08:20:27 PM »

 Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2010 04:41:12 PM »

You Rock!  Good for you on the generosity!
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« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2010 08:44:04 PM »

That is a lovely diaper cake. You are definitely a stronger woman than me. My husband and I just split up (his choice) and I would flip out if he got someone pregnant. I would flip out if he had a girlfriend. He has assured me on several occasions that he isn't dating and has no interest in dating right now and I still want to punch girls in the face when they look his way, lol.
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« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2010 08:43:40 AM »

You Rock!  Good for you on the generosity!

Thanks a heap! Grin

That is a lovely diaper cake. You are definitely a stronger woman than me. My husband and I just split up (his choice) and I would flip out if he got someone pregnant. I would flip out if he had a girlfriend. He has assured me on several occasions that he isn't dating and has no interest in dating right now and I still want to punch girls in the face when they look his way, lol.

It's been hard. We split up about a year ago and after a few months, I couldn't remember why. I proposed getting back together, trying to work things out, and he didn't want it. So, we were divorced officially in July. It's been rough, but I think I'm finally starting to be ok.
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« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2010 05:09:28 PM »

well i think we should have a "we love eskimocha" party where you craft your troubles away with other crafters and realize you dont need a gross stinky man, you just need so soft yarn, beautiful fabric and maybe some paper, glue and duct tape to make you happy.
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« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2010 11:20:04 AM »

That sounds so awesome! Haha. And I love you all, too!  Grin

Also, everyone wish me luck: I'm giving it to him today!
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« Reply #21 on: October 24, 2010 01:50:41 PM »

oh please do let us know how awesome their stunned faces look when they witness your stunning grace and elegance!
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« Reply #22 on: October 26, 2010 08:07:42 PM »

So...I gave them the diaper cake and it was...awkward. Wink They had no idea I knew and were none too pleased (but not all that surprised) when they found out the info came from my mother. His girlfriend actually seemed grateful. She told me she was planning to use it at her baby shower. The ex was...stunned - and a bit confused - like they were going to find a deadly snake in the middle of all those diapers.  Grin
All in all, it was an interesting experience. It actually (and surprisingly) gave me some closure- both the crafting and the gifting. And, I really appreciate all of the support I've received from you all!

Oh, the best part: their baby is due on January 1st- my birthday.  Wink

Thanks, again, Craftsters. You all rock!
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« Reply #23 on: October 27, 2010 12:11:34 PM »

good for you  Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2012 07:32:43 PM »

i am going to make my own diaper cake for my sisters baby shower..i found the instruction here and i am going to do it...i am so motivated to do it after seeing yours
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