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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Anyone ever make a baby hammock? on: May 28, 2009 08:30:18 AM
Has anyone ever made a baby hammock? I have found one tutorial, but it's not the type I'm looking for. I want something more like the Kanoe. Has anyone done this? It seems like it should be relatively simple. I have made baby carriers before. It doesn't seem like it should be any tougher than that.

2  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / polymer clay keychains on: July 31, 2008 11:21:34 AM
I'm brand new to using polymer clay, but I thought I'd share this. I had a couple of old carabiners I used as keychains. They were all scratched and the paint was coming off. So, I covered them with clay.

I also did a few magnets:

I'm open to any and all suggestions to improve them. Thanks for looking!  Smiley
3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Latest fitted diapers on: June 05, 2008 07:54:27 AM
Here are my three latest fitted dipes for my LO. I used the MamaBird pattern.

The flowered diaper on the right is made from a fitted sheet.

The red is silk from a 75 cent thrifted shirt instead of flannel like the other two.

And the back showing the calf nursing is my favorite!

What do you think? They are all supposed to be the same size, but aren't. They do, however, all fit. Maybe I'll get good with seam allowances someday!  Smiley
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Flicker dress on: May 12, 2008 02:25:58 PM
Well, I'm a bit of a bird nut. So when I saw this fabric with flickers on it the only question in my mind was how much to buy. And since I'm a dolt at figuring out patterns, I made dd a dress using the singlet shopping bag tute. It worked pretty well, but it hangs a bit strange and it's a little tight in the bodice. I may try to rework it. So, here is the second dress for my little one that is not a recon! (I guess it is sort of a recon since the lining is an thrifted bedsheet!  Smiley  )

And with a real live toddler:

Please excuse the junk in the background! Getting a picture of a toddler on the move requires one to be less picky about backgrounds!

Comments are welcome!
Also, if any of you have ever seen any other woodpecker/ flicker/ sapsucker fabrics, please let me know!!
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Small Purse for my sister on: May 11, 2008 12:47:52 PM
Here is a bag I just made for my sister. It's reversible. She loves small bags with short straps that she puts over her shoulder. I don't know if that description makes sense, but here it is:


And with it reversed:

It's not as crooked as it looks in the picture!

What do you think? I think I like the solid for the outside better except that it shows my less than perfect stitching!
I hope she likes it!  Smiley
6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / reconstructed adult sweater to 2T dress on: March 13, 2008 06:06:25 AM
Well, I debated whether or not to post this, but you guys will be gentle with me, right?
This is my first real recon for my daughter. I started with a pretty aqua and brown women's sweater with a hole in one arm. I was going to pay 50 cents for it at my favorite thrift store. But when the lady saw the hole she gave it to me instead! Yay! Cheap is good, free is better! I failed to take any before pictures because, frankly, I figured it wouldn't turn out well. It was your typical tight fitting, thin cotton women's sweater.
And it became:

DD has decided that playing peekaboo is the best thing ever.

The hardest part was trying to keep the stripes lined up. Just sewing on that stretchy fabric sucked!
It's not perfect. The right sleeve keeps rolling up and the neck is a bit bigger than I had intended, but, all in all, I'm pleased. I can't wait to go thrifting for more sweaters of this type!
This is the first dress I have ever made for dd that looked presentable enought to leave the house in!
7  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / high school letter jackets? on: February 05, 2008 12:29:55 PM
Hi, all you crafting gurus!
My sister in law has a wool high school letter jacket that she obviously doesn't want to wear since she's in her 30's, but she doesn't want to get rid of it. Her name is on the front and her school name is on the back. You know the kind.
Any suggestions? My only idea was to sew it shut and make a throw pillow. Her high school colors were orange and blue so I'm guessing she wouldn't want a pillow that color in her livingroom, but I don't know.
If you guys come up with something good, I'll have to do something with my jacket, too.

Thanks in advance!
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