[identity profile] dunderklumpen.livejournal.com
It's maybe not the most sophisticated embroidery but a project I worked on for some time. It's a name book for my goddaughter's 1st birthday - each letter of her name on one page and an animal which starts with the letter (in German).

I whined a bit in the entry about the actual sewing of the book but I liked the stitching very much. I still struggle with the satin stitch and the chain stitch but hey... it was good training.

For the entry I minimized the pictures. If you want to see them bigger, let me know.

Here's Jil's Book

Baby bag

Sep. 1st, 2012 10:07 am
[identity profile] bluehwys.livejournal.com
After my sister had her baby in January, she had a ton of crap she was hauling between her house and ours. She asked me to make a bag to hold everything so she only had to bring one bag. So I dug out some twin-sized flat sheets that weren't being used, did some measuring, and got to sewing.

Bag behind here )

Now that the baby's older, my sis doesn't need to carry as much crap (also, she left some stuff at our house so she wouldn't have to haul stuff between houses), but I'm sure the bag will get used again when the baby gets to be a kid.
[identity profile] rubygloomrox.livejournal.com
I took some hand towels that we rarely use anymore, as well as a couple I found at thrift stores, and I made a bunch of baby bibs.
Pictures are under a cut )
I also have some I have simply decorated with leftover ribbon. I looked at several different tutorials for towel bibs, and put a few ideas together from each for what works best for me. I kept the work to a minimum where I could, since I ended up embroidering a lot of them. Decorating with ribbon is even easier, though. I took the hand towel, and using a cd, I traced where the hole for the head would go. I made sure the front was longer but that there would be room in the back to go over the shoulders. I then took some old t-shirt scraps I saved, and I made tubed ribbing. I cut the strips about 13" long by 3.5"-4" wide. I wasn't super exact, I just wanted them wide enough that it would be easy to turn them. I then sewed them together lengthwise. After that, I turned them right side out. You can do this with ribbing fabric, but I just happened to have old t-shirts so it was double the recycle for me. Once I had them in a tube, I sewed the edges together to make it easier to work with. Then I pinned them all around the circle (the right side) I'd cut out of the towel. Pin pin pin! You should have to tug the ribbing a little to make it fit all the way around. I don't serge, as some tutorials suggest, nor did I divide mine into fourths, as most of them suggested. I just used the trusty zig zag stitch and went all the way around it. Sew somewhat slowly, as you want to pull the ribbing taut here and there so that you have it fit right once it is sewed on. 

Sorry it's not such a great tutorial. I'd have taken pictures in steps had I known I'd be entering a craft contest. But as I mentioned, I googled the tutorials and took a little information from several different places to see which one worked for me. These are super useful bibs, and long lasting. Even though it's all recycled, (and sometimes because it's all recycled,) people are always really happy to get these as baby shower gifts.

[identity profile] santeri-girl.livejournal.com
Hi, my name is Yelena, I am from Russia. I've been watching the community with great interest, and here is my first post. I knitted a cupcake hat for my 10 months old baby girl. Here it is

Here it is... )

[identity profile] bluehwys.livejournal.com
Shortly after my sis had her baby, we all (mom, dad, me, sis, and baby) went out to a home & garden show. My sister went to the bicycle shop beforehand and bought one of those orange safety flags that bike riders use, and put it on the stroller so we could find her when we all got separated from each other. Then we all started joking about how she should have different flags to fly, like the pirates used to, and well, next thing I knew she and I were at the fabric store buying fat quarters.

Hoist the colors! )

Here's a couple of pictures showing how the flags are attached to the stroller.

[identity profile] girl-on-a-wire.livejournal.com
i made a few onesies for my brother's girlfriend's baby shower today. this is my new go-to gift idea, i think. (i also made some pacifier clips, but in all the excitement of the day, i forgot to snap pictures. :( )

pictures behind the cut )

thanks for looking! 

[identity profile] taillow.livejournal.com
I'm currently 34 weeks pregnant with my second child (and on bed rest right now-UGH). I wanted to make a quilt for the new baby (Ramona) and one for my 3 year old son Marshall to be able to share with his new baby sister. Thankfully, I just finished up the second quilt this weekend before being ordered on bed rest for the next three weeks on Monday!

The first one I made was the Marshall quilt. I wanted to try a chevron pattern, since I came across so many of those on pinterest while searching for quilt ideas. I really love the look of them, but couldn't find an exact pattern to go by. I ended up figuring out the process myself and making it up as I went along. I'm very pleased with it!
photos here )

Ramona's quilt is much smaller, more of a newborn/receiving blanket size that's perfect for tucking into a car seat or draping around us while breastfeeding. I went with a very basic patchwork in pinks, reds, corals, and greys:
more photos here )

All photos link back to either my personal flickr or the companion flickr group to my community [livejournal.com profile] sewalong. There are many more photos there, if you'd like a detailed description of how I made either of the quilts. [livejournal.com profile] sewalong also contains detailed tutorials of my process and a supply list, if anyone is interested. This is in no way intended to be a way of trolling for new members, by the way! I just want to share the projects, if anyone is interested in trying them. My tutorials are all public, so you don't have to join to see them.
[identity profile] prilbot.livejournal.com
I want to make a solar system mobile to hang over my new arrival's cot. I need a way of making sponge/fabricy spheres. As obviously planets are all different sizes. ANY ideas or clues please respond. I am open to using different materials as I havent got any certain ideas as of yet.

Also, please post your baby crafts on this post if you are up for sharing! And if you dont mind I may add you onto my pregnancy blog.

And so this entry isnt just text...
  Read more... )

[identity profile] xnikki118x.livejournal.com
Do any of you crafters see any reason I shouldn't be able to use acrylic paint to make handprints and footprints of my 2-week-old little boy? I have one of those plaster handprint kits I'm going to use, but I'd like to make more than just that, so I was going to carefully paint the bottoms of his hands and feet and put them on cardstock. I want to do it soon before he grows too much, and I was hoping to use the paint I have on hand since I can't drive yet.

Thanks for any information you can give me! Also if there is a more appropriate community for this question, please direct me there. =)
[identity profile] pinkjammastar.livejournal.com
Can anyone direct me to a site or instructions on making no slip hair clips? I'd like to make some for my daughters, but everything I'm coming across is books/DVDs you have to purchase or instructions that aren't very detailed or don't include pictures. TIA!
[identity profile] tea-soaked.livejournal.com
I started these last night and finished them today. They took less than 2 hours from start to finish. Very easy. I was inspired by http://www.make-your-own-baby-stuff.com/baby-blocks.html, but honestly did my own thing. They are 6 x 6.


Here are photos from nearly each step, if you are interested:Read more... )
[identity profile] scdsam.livejournal.com
My extended family has exploded with children over the last few years and now I have 15 children under the age of six that I'm shopping for. Because I'm hoping to eat during the month of December, I'm trying for handmade gifts this year.


Does anyone have any suggestions for non-sewn handmade gifts for young children?

I started by making some rhyming storybooks about some of the older ones. Then I wrote some lullabies for the youngest ones. It's the ones in the middle that are giving me the most problem (the 18 month/2 yr olds), since they're not quite ready for books, but a little too big for lullabies.

I was thinking of making some classic wooden blocks with personalized images woodburned on the sides but I'm not sure if wooden blocks will do more damage than good to small children.

Any help would be great! Thanks so much!
[identity profile] exousia.livejournal.com
Okay, SO I had a blast making a diaper cake. It still needs a little tweaking, like evening out the ribbon etc. But here it is. It's for my friend Rachel's baby who is due to be born on October 25th - 3 days before my birthday. He is extra special to me because Jason and Adam (the daddies) are such great buddies, I have a feeling Evan (my son) and Edward (boy to be born!) will be such great buddies too.

How to make a diaper cake )
[identity profile] chellyisme.livejournal.com
So a few months back I posted that I was going to be making my best friends baby presents all by hand, well a month and a half late but they are done! click the cut to see them

Jude's Presents )

So what do you guys think? the Balls and the cat are my first plushie things.

And hopefully by the time Nov comes around I'll have a tetris quilt to show you guys!

[identity profile] megsies26.livejournal.com
OK Grrrls,

A friend of mine is due to give birth any day (hour, minute, second...) and wants to make sure that she has the best baby carrier available. She doesn't have a lot of money, and with a new baby I think that things will get even tighter for her. Has anyone out there made a baby carrier/sling and had good luck with it? If so, what patterns/tutorials did you use? I have found a few things through sites like: http://www.slingrings.com/patterns.php

I just want to know what has worked, and what else is out there. I have experience with some slings (ei: ergo, mei tai, bjorn, hotsling) through my work as a nanny, but have never been asked to give advice before. I just want a few more opinions to add to my own, and I almost think that for some things she may end up spending more money to make the carrier than she would spend to buy one already made...
[identity profile] alaska98.livejournal.com
For those who have made them, will Patons 100% wool yarn work? Will I need to do the lanolin bath after I finish knitting them up, or will I be able to get some wear out of them before needing to do this? What about any of the Lion Brand wools? Thanks
[identity profile] skeeba.livejournal.com

a friend of mine is about to become a parent so i decided to stencil some onesies. :)

done with freezer paper and tulip soft fabric paints.
[identity profile] jishii.livejournal.com
This isn't my first, but it is the first one that I didn't just half-ass to have done in time for Christmas! LOTS OF PICS AHEAD

Lol booty-shakin' bananas after this here cut )

[identity profile] sparracraft.livejournal.com
This is a bag that I made for my cousin's baby shower. I gave her the bag, the two bunnies (named Humphrey and Henrietta Hare) along with a copy of the velveteen rabbit book.

Bag O' bunnies for a baby shower )

felt book

May. 9th, 2009 04:07 pm
[identity profile] dabblersupreme.livejournal.com
i haven't been active here in forever, but i wanted to post this felt book i recently finished because i was inspired to make it by the other felt books i've seen posted here.

i started this book over 6 months ago because i know my hands-free time is slim these days, being a relatively new parent. i figured i'd work on it slowly over the course of time, but of course i ended up taking a hiatus and still rushing to finish it towards the end.


the rest )

i'm rather proud!


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