the baby bump

some of you wanted to see the baby bump. well, here it is at 18 weeks. you’ll notice i’m sporting a super trendy maternity tee…oh wait….is there such a thing as stylish maternity clothing, at a DECENT price?! argh. after two failed shopping trips, i’ve decided to take matters into my own hands and spruce up my drab maternity wardrobe from the first pregnancy and turn it into a fabulous maternity wardrobe. {of course i’ll post pics and how-to’s}

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Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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    Have you tried Ross? I found all my cute maternity shirt there for under $10.. but it's really hit and miss there.

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    Oh there IS such a thing as affordable maternity clothing. Sometimes Old Navy will have some really cute stuff -other times, not so much. They also have tons of coupons and discounts too if you sign up for emails/have a card with them.

    GAP has the cutest clothes too. Lots of times, you can find stuff in the sale section so check there. I got the cutest maternity dress 2 years ago and I've never been pregnant! But you can't tell it's maternity unless you look at the tag. =P

    Can't wait to see your maternity clothing designs.

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    Jennifer @ The Toy Box Years


    Can't wait to see your designs!

    Have a great weekend!

  4. 4

    Beautiful! You look great.

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    Pati @ A Crafty Escape

    Congrats- you look great!

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    Jen J.

    So cute! I'm just about 18 weeks too..when are you due? I'm due Nov. 6th! :)

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    Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures

    You look so cute. It seems that Target has cute stuff when I walk by. I was pregnant 13 years ago. You shoulda seen the not cute stuff back then.

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    Oh so agreed on the maternity clothes. I'm 35 weeks pregnant and haven't bothered buying much. It's so expensive, fits poorly, and makes me feel way too matronly. I gave up and have been checking the juniors department for extra long shirts and elastic waist skirts. Even plain t-shirts don't fit me right (I never grew pregnancy boobs, so they are all baggy in the chest).

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    It looks great…good thrifty work Mom!

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    Courtney Le

    I can't wait to see what you have come up with. I am 6 weeks pregnant and already have my baby bump. This is my second and I started showing early with the first too. Needless to say I will be wearing maternity clothes for awhile and would love some cute ideas. you look great btw

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    ok can I please just say how awesome you look!!! I mean if you didn't tell me you were pregnant I'd have no clue!! you are one lucky mama!!! congratulations!

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    There's nothing more beautiful than a baby bump, in my opinion, no matter how big or small. The miracle that is taking place inside…. there just aren't words.

    You look totally adorable! Hope the rest of your pregnancy goes well!

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    KdBuggie Boutique

    I can't wait to see what you have done to make maternity clothes. I tried doing that once, but it just didn't turn out right…

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    awww, you look so cute!

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    you look so adorable! the little baby bump is too cute!!! cant wait to see your new 'fashions' for your prego journey!!! xo

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    Cute little bump :)
    I rarely get maternity shirts when pregnant. I go for normal shirts but larger sizes or styles that support a bump. Way cheaper and you can wear them after you have the baby!

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    The Harris Family

    oh you look so cute. I can't wait to see your maternity refashions. Congrats again!

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    Congratulations, and your little bump looks cute! I'm excited to see your maternity refashions and how to's because I'm 17 weeks along, and need some updating, too! :)

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    Nena Nadine


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    Mary Lou

    YOU are so cute!!
    Trust me, I had my children in the 70s..Talk about BAD clothing!! I know you will take something and make it fab. Can't wait to see or just wear some zipper jewelry and noone will notice.

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    Look how little you are! :) jealous… I so know what you are talking about… maternity clothes are so gross, but I've found my way around it. I've been buying shirts one size bigger and lots of skirts that I can just put an elastic band in. Perfect for summer!

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    waline family

    wow, you are so tiny, and way cute! i am 14 weeks pregnant and have a bigger bump than you, it's kinda funny how everyone is different. but anywho, i love shopping at charlette russe or forever 21, they seem to have quite a bit of longer style tees and you can get them in a bigger size to accomodate your belly! oh and i love downeast basics maternity tees, they come in a variety or colors,are really cute and way cheap! good luck shopping :)

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    You should totally check out Megan.

    She dressed up her baby bump. She was as super cute pregger.

  24. 24

    So cute! Congratulations, you look lovely!!

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    You could not be cuter!!! Congratulations!

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    Ashley @ Little Miss Momma

    You look oh-so-cute prego chica!
    Check out Moody Mamas maternity line on Target's website–they rock! oooo, and I loved the downeast basics maternity t-shirts.

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    Old Navy, Target, and Ross! That's all i have got to say! You look so cute though and are totally making me baby hungry!

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    You look great! I never bought Maternity clothes this past pregnancy. I just shopped at Forever 21. I found LOTS of flowing shirts that fit my pregnant tummy.

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    okay, this is what i have to say:

    so when i wander around for hours just LOOKING in target – well, i'm sure you know how it is with one or another store. anyway, i'm in the juniors section, drifting into the dressier and eventually normal grown up women's wear section.

    and i start wonder, why are these clothes so strange? they are super cute! but weirdly built, i suppose. maybe some creative sewing, and my mind begins to wonder. and then i realize, i've wandered into the maternity section…

    … again!! suffice it to say, i am always looking back when i walk out, thinking creatively. okay, that's my story. also, i'm only 18! i don't need any mommy to be wear! so it makes it even stranger to do this :P

    PS – don't forget to spend time looking at clearance racks while you still HAVE time :)

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    YAY! I'm so excited! I just found out I'm pregnant and I CAN'T WAIT for some help making my old maternity clothes look good!

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    YOu are a hottie!!!1

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    What bump? I never was a tiny caring mom to be… you are lucky. Oh' and its a sweet darling baby bump.. Hope you are feeling well, you look so happy in your pic. that is good. Jenn

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    The Young's

    So cute! You look great… and Happy!!! =D Congrats again! Looking forward to seeing the maternity wardrobe how-to's… this will be fun!