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October 1st, 2009, 08:33 AM
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Do you do any kind of crafts, sewing, art, etc.?

I sew and crochet, but I'm no expert on either! Sewing I've done for years, mostly simply projects. I just taught myself to crochet this summer and I've finished a few smaller projects but I have an afghan that is 1/4 finished and I can't seem to get it done, lol!
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October 1st, 2009, 08:50 AM
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I can crochet though not much. I would love to make amigurami which are little animals for my children but dont have anyone to show me how to make the stitches. I also can do paper crafts and photography. I made these this summer for my sister in law's shower.










I also have a bunch of crafts I want to make for baby that I saved from Martha Stewart's page. I want to learn to sew as well and make stuffed animals for them!
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October 1st, 2009, 09:14 AM
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The amigurami are SO cute! But yes, a bit intricate sometimes!

I'm still learning crochet, and I find this quite helpful... it's got videos that are REALLY clear to show the different stitches: About.com: http://www.hassdesign.com/StitchLegend/
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October 1st, 2009, 09:18 AM
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Sooooo cute!!!

I crochet...I did a blanket for each of my kids right before the fourth one was born.
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October 1st, 2009, 09:44 AM
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I sew and knit. I agree DVDs really help learning stitches. I have a couple of pg friends, so I have been working on stuff for everybody else, but now I get to make stuff for my baby!!!!
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October 1st, 2009, 09:51 AM
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Jasmine, what did you make the flowers out of? They're great!
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October 1st, 2009, 10:16 AM
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I have no artistic abilities.. LOL
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October 1st, 2009, 11:02 AM
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I'm an avid scrapbooker (well was when I had time) and I LOOVE making diaper cakes for showers-here's the latest one I did! I also love doing photography.



And here's my flickr site with pics... Flickr: s_joellyn's Photostream
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October 1st, 2009, 11:12 AM
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Wow, that's amazing!!! I made a towel cake once as a wedding gift and thought it looked pretty cool, but it doesn't hold a candle to that!!! WOW!
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October 1st, 2009, 12:01 PM
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My BFF and I made a diaper cake with diaper genie refills as center support/fillers. It was a lot fun to make.
I do some minor sewing, nothing major.
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October 2nd, 2009, 09:23 AM
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This is the rag quilt I made for my son last year for Christmas. Eventually I'd like to make a big one for our bed, with a mix of dresden blue, white/cream, and black.

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October 2nd, 2009, 09:48 AM
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I can crochet (not fast). I am learning to knit so I can knit longies and shorties for the new LO. Plus DD now wants me to knit her a blanket, mittens, hat, and scarf. She picked out some yarn at Hobby Lobby the other day.
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October 2nd, 2009, 12:48 PM
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Not super crafty here. I have tried crocheting a few times, but never really got the hang of it.
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October 2nd, 2009, 01:08 PM
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I just finished this today. This is my first one I've finished. I'm pleased with how it came out. Made a few little mistakes, but now I know better for next time.
This is a Christmas gift for my niece. This one is toddler size. I'm also making twin size for my kids' beds.






I also crochet too.
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October 2nd, 2009, 01:26 PM
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Looks great!! Awesome colour combo! What did you use for the middle layer?
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October 2nd, 2009, 02:21 PM
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Just some low loft batting. It was pretty easy to work with, and no bunching.
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October 2nd, 2009, 04:46 PM
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Nope.. I'd like to learn how to sew sometime in the near future, but only so I can mend our clothing. I used to enjoy stamping when I was younger and then I went through a siggy making phase.. but lately I haven't done much.
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October 3rd, 2009, 10:10 AM
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I'm a knitting fool!
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October 5th, 2009, 09:46 PM
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I can crochet, tho I haven't done in almost a year. I definitely want to start up again. I love to scrapbook, make greeting cards, sculpt, batik... I'll try anything once, haha. I love being creative.

Love looking at everything you ladies have created. It's all fantastic!
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October 5th, 2009, 09:56 PM
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Krista, there are so many great (and free!) crochet patterns for cute baby things online ... check out Lion Brand Yarn ... it's a great time to get going on it again! I've already printed off a little booty project!
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