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April 14th, 2013, 07:31 AM
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What is your proudest "do it yourself" project? It can be very small or very big. Share with us and include a photo if you have one!
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April 14th, 2013, 09:14 AM
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It's a tie! I was feeling very crafty during pregnancy. The frame now has Madalyn's name in white letters.



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April 14th, 2013, 11:03 AM
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I refinished a cabinet to store E's clothes - it was quite the project but I was delighted when it was finished because it matched her crib perfectly. I also did some paintings for her room and I wrote a rhyming ABC poem for her to go with pics of our family and home.
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Hmm... erm.. I made a baby! Does that count He is definitely my greatest "DIY" project if you know what I mean, lol. I wish I was more crafty though. Maybe someday I'll have time to be artsy again.
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April 14th, 2013, 08:24 PM
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I made a few canvas for Jett's room.
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April 14th, 2013, 09:47 PM
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I recently made a tutu and headband with poofy bows for Emma and one of my daughters.
I recently started making them and specialize in the VERY VERY poofy,full tutus like ballerinas wear. I just started making hairbows and hair stuff for my girls and going to make for my 2 granddaughters.
Its a lot of fun and does not cost a lot of money
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Our biggest "DIY" project was our last house. We bought an old farmhouse and redid EVERYTHING...paint, flooring, countertops, landscaping, fixtures...it was a totally different place when we were done. It became this perfect mix of country-charm and modern style, and we loved it.

I'm really proud of this afghan that I recently finished. I started crocheting it for my future baby when we started TTC Claire in 2007, and almost 6 years later it is finally DONE! I stopped working on it several times to make afghans for other people's babies or to work on other projects, and at times it was too depressing to work on it because we still weren't pregnant. Then when we finally did have a baby, I didn't have as much quiet time to work on it. It is so pretty that I don't want to use it for anything!

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April 15th, 2013, 09:16 AM
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I made little footprint Christmas trees on canvas for his first Christmas.
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These are great!

Melissa, I would love to see photos of your house. Sounds like my kind of place! Do you have any you'd be comfortable sharing?

I am not a DIY person, but I would like to become one. The last thing I did was refinish 2 antique Jenny Lind beds for my kids. We sanded them and painted them red.
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Oh Melissa, that's ridiculous!!! I crochet but nothibg like that! :love: it's beautiful and must have been so much work!!
I'd also love to see your place; sounds like my dream home. We live in a (semi) old farm house but don't have the money for renovations. it could be so pretty but it's depressing sometimes how run down some things are.

I'll take some pics of projects later. Gotta go to work now.
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For some reason I can't find the "before" pics right now...DH has all the photos archived on an external hard drive and his "organization" process isn't making sense to me. I'll work on it!
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April 15th, 2013, 11:02 PM
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Hmmm...this isn't a tangible DIY project, but when my Dad was dying of cancer, I decided to write out my favorite memories and other things I would want to say to him and give it to him for Christmas. I ended up reading it to him on the night we all thought we were saying our goodbyes. He rallied and lived another three months after that, but I was so glad I had written everything that I did. I ended up using it as my eulogy at his funeral when I was four months pregnant with Josiah.

Edit: removed eulogy since it is so personal, and I assumed you had all had a chance to read it
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