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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Re: ~Pastel Baby Goodness Diaper Cake~ with bonus AOL cd's on: February 12, 2006 10:15:09 AM
Many thanks again for your kind comments! I had actually set out to make a diaper wreath, but decided to go all out and go for the cake. I have had four people tell me AI should make these and sell them- but I'd rather just tell everyone how to do it- besides, when it's for someone you love, you put way more attention into the little details. If I had to make them for a living, I think I'd get burnt out.

If anyone else has made one of these, I'd LOVE to see it! please post!
2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Re: ~Pastel Baby Goodness Diaper Cake~ with bonus AOL cd's on: February 07, 2006 03:01:20 PM
 Thanks for the nice comments! I couldn't believe the prices people wanted to make these- soo much cheaper to do it yourself. Google "diaper cakes" and see for yourselves.

It took me about two hours to roll the diapers, get them into position, and then tie each tier together. The decorating too about an hour- because it was my very first one, and it's for my daughter...I have three MORE daughters, so I'd better get good at this!

I merely stacked the tiers atop one another; I wanted to make sure all of the diaper cake was useable, so no pins, glue or tape. It's hard to see, but over the two rows of pastel ribbon on each tier is a two inch wide piece of pink dotted swiss ribbon. It really is pretty.

All in all, 240 newborn (swaddlers) diapers were used., and it stands about three feet high. All the trinkets are simply tucked into the ribbons, and the carnations are simply poked into the rolls of the diapers. I am going to tell my DD to save the carnations for her wedding. Total cost: $ 35 bucks. The case of diapers was the
most expensive item- thank Goodness for eBay!
3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / ~Pastel Baby Goodness Diaper Cake~ with bonus AOL cd's on: February 07, 2006 12:39:51 PM
So, I'm to be a Grammy for the very first time --- in less than a month...oh my!

Anyhoo- Just constructed my very first diaper cake out of Pampers Swaddlers, fake carnations and various assorted ribbons and baby toys. It was MUCH easier than I thought it would be. You basically roll your diapers tight, secure with clear elastic (like those used for cornrows), then tie your circles of diapers together with ribbon. Stack the circles atop one another and decorate your little heart out.
Going to use this as the centerpiece for my DD's shower next week-end.

Also, thought I'd use some AOHELL cd's to make a mobile kind of thingy to hang up at the shower. In case you can't see it too well, the baby's name is Faith, and these were just decorated with little scrapbooking items and some labels I printed on the computer. Please let me know what you think!

4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Re: cute baby words & phrases for stitching on: October 06, 2005 08:16:13 AM
Some of these may be duped here, but, here's my master list for my DD's baby shower...

I only cry when
ugly people hold me.

I look like
my Mommy,
I eat like
my Daddy.

Are these people
really my relatives?

Stroller today,
Porsche tomorrow.

Been nowhere,
Done nothing.


   25 cents

Im too sexy
For my diaper.

dig me.



My fingers may
Be small,
but Ive got my
parents wrapped
right around them.

Try not to wrinkle
My shirt when you
Hug me.

Im sooo over
baby talk.

Tax Deduction.

Human Alarm Clock
Needs adjustment.

I got up on
The wrong side
Of the crib.

This side up.



Fresh from the oven.

5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: messenger bag with gusset tutorial on: February 22, 2005 03:19:54 PM
okay..any suggestions on how to adjust this to be a laptop bag? like, make it much sturdier (maybe boning around the "frame"??!), with a padded section in the middle, maybe?

it seems doable, but that's where my sewing experience ends.
any suggestions?

I've been toying around with the plastic type stuff that bacon comes packaged with- it's sturdy yet flexible, and not at all bulky- I'd bet there's a way to use it with padding or batting under the fabric layers to make your laptop bag!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: The summer dress project: dress two on: February 21, 2005 11:43:57 AM
Absolutely Divine! PLEASE post a tute!
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: A slight variation on duct tape roses (with tutorial) on: February 17, 2005 10:01:50 AM
Those are gorgeous!  I love the way you figured out how to fix the petals! Way better than mine! Thanks so much for the tute! I need to go make new ones now!
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: duct tape roses on: February 17, 2005 09:58:45 AM
That's adorable!What did you use? Gee, if you were Stateside, I could tell you tons of places to get duct tape...any craft stores in your area? Maybe some of ther overseas Craftsters here will chime in...
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: painted curtains on: February 13, 2005 05:42:49 AM
That looks great! What kind of paint did you use?
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Grecian Draped Tank from Skirt (with tutorial). on: February 13, 2005 05:35:57 AM
... must raid closets for skirts!...NOW!!!
That is FAB! Thanks for the tute!
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