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    12-04-2012, 10:41 AM
Originally Posted by OutOfTheLoop    
So I just found out that my SO's grandmother and mother both got my daughter a Furby. Great, there will be two of those evil monsters in the house.
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I feel for you. I'm glad M isn't into Furbys. The darn zhu-zhu pests (I get the evil eye for calling them that) are bad enough!
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    12-04-2012, 10:42 AM
Oh jeez, we did the whole zuzu pets thing last year, she only liked them for about a month thank goodness.
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    12-04-2012, 04:44 PM
I did the magicsanta.ca for the kids the other day.... lets just say excitement levels raised about 150%.

My little girl is makeup and fashion mad... to a degree I'm not sure she's my child as I live in jeans and hoodies. I have to raid her toybox for makeup when I have a night out because I just don't have any lol!

She has asked for a makeup set. She also wants her nails done... I know a Polish girl who is so talented at nails, draws on designs and put on diamonds, ect. So I'm going to get her in as a treat and get something done. She has also asked for a monster high doll... whatever happened to pretty dolls??

Luckily the young lad is only 18mo, so no requests. His magicsanta said he'd get a teddy bear (it was an easy option) so I'll def get him that but otherwise it's going to be loads of clothes.
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    12-05-2012, 11:47 AM
Furbeasts are SCARY! I hate when their batteries start running low and they become evil growling monsters! Used to lock them in the closet until they died... Thank Heavens my girl is over it!

Zoobles, Squinkies, Zu Zus, and LPS are all over DD's room, I had to buy a set of storage drawers to contain them. What am I going to do when she's over it?

MHF I love that you are learning to sew!!! Me too! Bought a cheap Brother during the Black Friday sales. Not making doll clothes though, DD doesn't play with them. I'm going to learn to make quilts and clothes for us... What's that fabric site? Shopped around Hobby Lobby and there wasn't a thing there to wear.
I saved E's favorite baby clothes, especially the ones with pretty embroidery and I'm going to make her a quilt out of them.
I also have this idea of making custom quilts with scenes (like fabric fairies and gardens over a background) to sell... As soon as I learn to turn the thing on... LOL!!!

Lockwood, you did great!!! Wish I had access to "uncool anymore" clothes! I buy lots of Gymboree stuff (coupon and sale wizard) and I'm the hand me downer... E shot up almost TWO INCHES this fall and I had to pass on never worn brand spankin new school clothes, used to sell them but now there's a few girls in her school that could use em'.

DD can take her Nook to school so no using that for me... But I got a hand me down one from my parents, loaded with all the new books AND I can access all their future ones. If I didn't have that I would (go mad) find some friends to bundle into one account, he hee... We pass them around anyways

Just tell A santa will bring the Wii, but just not this year, if he even asks... DD forgets the list, mom's getting her a bow and arrow so yeah... THANKS BRAVE!!! BB gun AND a bow are going to keep me BUSY!
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    12-05-2012, 12:11 PM
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MHF good luck with the doll clothes sewing! I have a pretty nice machine and a high-end serger (only because DH's Grandma insisted on gifting me with them) and I am so happy my girls never got into dolls simply because doll clothes are tiny and therefore HARD!

I have a couple yards of pink fleece with puppy prints on it hanging around in my bin O material so I am going to serge a wooly-nylon hem on it for the lil girl I babysit.

I have at least 20yards of Christmas Flannel (from a store liquidation sale) so my "dream" would be to sew all the kids matching PJ's. I can crank out the bottoms in minutes with the machine + serger (I love overlocking the seams for a more finished look) but the tops is where I go nuts. I just can't find a pattern that is easy and has NO BUTTONS (I hate, hate, hate buttons!) and would be ok for an 11yr old girl down to a 1yr old boy.
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    12-05-2012, 12:29 PM
Thanks ladies, I am sure I will need some luck!!! The regular machine is a Singer I think. I will also have her Pfaff industrial machine here as well, I plan to do some things for myself, like repair horse blankets & tack and possibly start doing custom chaps way down the road. She warned me that doll clothes suck but at least it's for an 18" doll and not Barbies.

I wish I had started as a kid when she wanted me to but I wasn't interested in sewing then. My grandma went to Vogue's dress design & millinery school in the 40s. She can tailor ANYTHING.

Fly that website is Mood Designer Fabrics : New York Fashion Designer Discount Fabric It's the store in NYC that the contestants on Project Runway shop at. I've ordered in the past for brocades & tapestry type fabrics that you can't find much of at the fabric stores around here anymore.
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    12-05-2012, 10:57 PM
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Thanks Fly!
"E shot up almost TWO INCHES this fall and I had to pass on never worn brand spankin new school clothes..."
Don't you just Hate that?!

The good news for me is that munchkin is less than one foot from over taking me in height and I can already start wearing his cast off shoes. In just a short while I'll be wearing HIS hand me downs!!
(Maybe I will actually be in style for a change!! )

Sewing... oh you guys! I wish I could sew those beautiful scenery quilts or just about anything else pretty.
I took home ec. About *cough* many years ago in school and actually did learn to sew a pillow or something....
Bought a machine several years back on a super clearance sale...
Darn thing only works in reverse! LOL... just my luck...
So I had to learn to knit and crochet instead. I'm working on a galaxy afghan munchkin asked for, and I love to crochet, but oh.... to be able to sew up a memory quilt from all the saved baby clothes I set aside just for that reason. <sigh>
Just one more thing I am envious about you guys.

As for Furby or whatever that evil little thing is....
My son made the mistake of asking for one several weeks ago. He got "the look" and hasn't brought it up since.
I've recently learned not to say "We'll see" for the things that when I see them I think to myself: "It will be a cold day in he!! Before I ever buy that for you.
"We'll see" is just like saying "Ask me again, but later" and he figured that one out pretty quick.

Forgot to add... that's cool Fly about getting the nook from family! I tried to make the "When you are tired of it, just send it my way" hint all over my face to my good friend who has three Kindles... didn't work. *snaps finger*
    12-06-2012, 11:26 PM
Oh my word!! There is a free FURBY coupon right next to the text box!!
They are staring at me!!!

MHF, you are too lucky to get to learn from her! That is fantastic.
My Granny sews like mad, but she's never offered to teach. With her being such a tough lady I'd be kinda scared.
Chaps , you go girl! I can't wait to see what you come up with!
I'm just going to sew nice little squares of fabric together...

Lockwood, he's that tall at 9!? Did you measure him at 18 months? E is supposed to be 5'10, yeah... I'm in so much trouble,.
Backwards sewing? You sure you got the cord screwed in right?
(Coming from someone that hasn't even turned theirs on yet...) Must see the afghan!
Way to go on the "the look"! I'm figuring out that it loses it's effect on young girls, or else they are sponges and give it right back at ya! He sounds so sweet!

Delfina, have you thought about making flannel tank tops (maybe capped sleeves) with just a looped button in the back? Kind of smock like ones?
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    12-07-2012, 10:40 AM
Originally Posted by FlyGap    
Chaps , you go girl!
WAY down the road I will admit that one is a selfish pursuit, my white smoothies are a wee bit snug these days and it makes me kinda sad. I want some new ones, don't want to pay to have them made & DH doesn't understand why they cost what they do. I can't stand the ultrasuede things that most of the commercial makers peddle. I want the real deal. I also think it would be fun to make chinks in custom colors, one could go wild with color combos on those!

I am finally DONE Christmas shopping. Ordered stuff for my nephews and a gigantic box of preemie baby diapers for M's baby alive doll...the poor thing needs to pee and has no diapers left. The preemie ones fit and for the same price of 12 baby alive diapers, I got a 136 count box of preemies from Sam's club
    12-07-2012, 11:47 AM
Mine wants food and diapers for her baby alive she got lastyear, think ill have to make trip to sams now :)
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