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1  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by goktrose on: January 16, 2016 07:26:47 PM
Oooh the projects from the silhouette machine are fantastic. I need me one of those!

I love the lockets so much, the little books are adorable.

I wonder if I could handle loom knitting, I can crochet but add another stick and I'm lost! But I love the look of knitted projects so much and those gloves look so cozy!

I finished project #4!
My in-laws got me an awesome set of Banksy coasters after I made my sister-in-law walk all around London to find a piece by him, so I thought they deserved a nice holder for displaying them on my coffee table. I first tried popsicle sticks but the coasters were too large and I hate trying to cut popsicle sticks, so I perused pinterest for ideas and settled on trying to weave a box out of newspaper strips.
(It's a bit wonky, can I say that weaving is very hard and I needed about 6 more hands?!)




Also, the goal book and this forum is definitely keeping me motivated this year! I like being able to see a record of my daily habits and progress on all my goals!
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2  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by goktrose on: January 03, 2016 05:29:08 PM
I always keep track of my swap items in my count, otherwise I'd never get to 50!

Renstar I love your hat! Such pretty yarn Smiley
ZombieLili Your drawings are gorgeous! Love the style

I finished a headband my coworker wanted for bringing her soon-to-be-born newborn home from the hospital in. Had to wing it but I like how it turned out!



(I don't have a baby, so a giant wine glass had to step in for modeling it!)  Grin
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3  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by goktrose on: January 02, 2016 09:59:56 PM
Ah! That Toothless earbud case is ADORABLE! I also love the embroidered hoodie!

My first project of 2016 was to create a Goal Book inspired by (mostly plagiarized from) Smeddley, who created this amazing Goal Book last year!



You can see the full post with pictures of all the pages and description here

My second project was my own Happiness Box to fill with happy moments from every day in 2016 so if I'm having a bad day I can look back on all the little sources of happiness I've experienced this year!

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4  2016 Goal Book in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by goktrose on: January 02, 2016 09:43:42 PM
Last year Smeddley made a post of the Goal Book she made for 2015 and I was inspired! I kept a tab open to her book all year so when 2016 rolled around I could do something similar to keep motivated for the year.

See her amazing goal book here!

So I borrowed ideas for her pages, but then made some of my own as well to fit my goals for 2016.

My pages are:
1. 16 New Books Read
2. 2016 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge Book List
3. 16 New Movies Watched
4. Movies Owned Before 2016 Watched
    - I have too many movies I bought and haven't watched yet!
5. 16 Big Projects Completed
6. 16 WIPS Completed
7. My 50 Projects of 2016 list
8. 16 New Places Experienced
9. 16 New Restaurants Tried
10. 16 New Recipes Made
11. 16 Letters Written
12. 16 Sketches and Paintings Made
13. 1/2 Hours Exercised
14. Drank 8 Glasses of Water a Day
    - The last two I will put a gold star each day I achieve the goal and once I gain certain amounts of stars I will gain a reward like a candy bar or something
15. 16 Random Acts of Kindness Done
16. 16 Songs Learned on the Guitar
17. 16 Guerrilla Art pieces done
18. Miscellaneous Goals
19. Fruit and Veggie Sticker Fun Page! (My favorite page of Smeddley's original!)


Photo dump below!








































Thanks Smeddley for making your awesome, inspiring book!
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5  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by goktrose on: January 02, 2016 06:33:20 PM
I got super side tracked last year, so I hope this year I can keep up with my posts!

50 Projects of 2016

Want to Make:

- Star Wars Amigurumi
- Teesha Moore Patches
- Backpack
- Blackhawks Skirt
- Blackhawks pj pants
- Pj pants for hubby
- Jersey dress
- Hats for Charity
- Project Bag

Large Projects:
- Afghan
- Garden
- Paint Livingroom
- Organize Craftroom for 1 hr. each week

WIPS:
- Legwarmers for mom
- Hooded Scarf
- Casserole Carrier
- Infinity Scarf

Finished Projects!
1. Goal Book:
2. Happiness Box:
3. Crocheted Headband for coworkers newborn:
4. Woven Magazine Box:
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6  Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists in Craftalongs by goktrose on: February 19, 2015 08:53:13 PM
Loving the various ATC's, I think I need to try my hand at some!
All the Cabinet of Curiosities things are great, I Want them all in my house, but not after dark.  Wink

I have been lacking motivation, but I have forced myself to make some things and be productive!

1) Crocheted hat for my coworkers newborn.



2) Hoopla for my husband as a Valentine's gift, the words are from a letter I gave him before we started dating 7 years ago cause he couldn't figure out I had a crush on him.  Cheesy



Then, I have been loving all the clay projects and really want to learn all of the secrets to making such beautiful things, so I whipped out my teeny stash of clay and played around.

3) Fairy Door



4) Khoshekh the Levitating Cat from the podcast Welcome to Night Vale. The story is Khoshekh is a cat that levitates 4 ft from the floor in the men's bathroom of the radio station, and I modeled him after some fanart. He now lives in my bathroom on top of an outlet that is 4 ft. from the floor.



This is making me realize I should build a light box for pictures, cause my apartment is dark!

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7  Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists in Craftalongs by goktrose on: January 24, 2015 08:04:08 PM
Haha love that sign DncingDreamer! It is great that your family have inside jokes that make such great gifts!

I also love all the yarnie goodness on here! You all knit/crochet/weave so fast! It inspired me to pull out my yarn and get some crocheted projects going.

I made 3 pot holders, two of the green and white for myself and one red, white, and blue for my mom. We both love our cast iron pans, but we also have a bad habit of grabbing the handles while cooking, so I had told her I was making them and she requested one as well!  Grin

I got the pattern from here and it is super easy and wips up in an hour, so I am just gonna count all three as one project.





Also, after the other draft stoppers by fluffypants and Kookaloo_Starr I decided to try to make my own since my front door had a huge gap under it.





Also, I realized that with my two earring pairs and my letter signs I met the challenge for January, woo!
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8  Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists in Craftalongs by goktrose on: January 18, 2015 09:33:42 PM
O that teeny pond and those gorgeous dresses are simply wonderful! kookaloo, you make me want to really try my hand at sewing some clothes!

I have finished my first projects of 2015! I have been a bit blah lately, but I forced myself to ignore my blues and accomplish something during the last two weekends.

First, my dad tore a tendon on his tricep and had arm surgery, so I sent him a care package including this fleece heating pad filled with rice and earl gray tea.



Secondly, my supervisor likes to pound on his office window and hold up teeny signs with people's names written on them when he needs someone (which is verrryyy annoying). I am the closest one to his office but I also cannot read his signs so I made these paddles with the first initial of each of our names on them so we can clearly see who he wants.



Finally, I made myself two pairs of earrings from polymer clay, which I have always wanted to try. I haven't done much with polymer clay, but I am so happy that these came out to the correct size just by me hand rolling the clay and comparing it to other earrings!





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9  Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists in Craftalongs by goktrose on: January 06, 2015 08:00:23 PM
I am going to join in this year, since I completely forget to participate in 2014 after keeping up so well in 2013! My extra goal is that this gets me to use my lunch break for crafting more, since I feel like I waste an hour on my phone when I have a huge mental project list.

My List

Finished Projects: 4/50

1.     Heating Pad:
2.     Work Signs:
3.     Plain Polymer Earrings:
4.     Dangle Polymer Earrings:
5.     Crocheted Pot Holders:
6.     Double-sided Door Draft Stopper:
7.     Fairy Door:
8.     Khoshekh:
9.     Valentine's Hoopla for husband:
10.   Crocheted baby hat for coworker:

WIPs:
1.   Doctor Who hoopla
2.   Hooded scarf

New projects I want to do for 2015:
1.   Crocheted mittens for me
2.   Teesha Moore bag
3.   Wedding gift for my brother
4.   Wedding gift for my sister
5.   Curtains
6.   Box garden for my patio
7.   Altered altoid tin
8.   Makeup organizer
9.   Crochet my first afghan
10.   Complete a craftster challenge
11.   Crochet hook roll
12.   Sew or crochet a pouf chair
13.   Signs for work
14.   Christmas Crackers
15.   Ticker tape quilt (stolen from other lists Cheesy)
16.    Polymer Clay Earrings
17.    Dangle Polymer Clay Earrings
18.    Heating Pad for Dad
19.    Door Draft Stopper
20.    Crocheted pot holders
21.    Fairy Treehouse
22.    Mug Cozies
23.    Khoshekh
24.    Crocheted baby hat for coworker
25.    Fairy Door
26.    Valentine's Day Hoopla


Happy crafting everyone! Can't wait to see what you all do.
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10  Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap R3!- Gallery in The Swap Gallery by goktrose on: November 01, 2014 11:15:31 PM
I have received from elderflower! She sent me an awesome package.

Here are my patches. I had the theme of buttons, since I collect them, and wiccan, and they fit with my favorite colors of red white and bacl.
Look at her lovely stitching on the triple moon design and on the edges! Just wonderful. And I love the buttons.



Next, a picture of the kit she sent me with lots of goodies. There are more of those lovely buttons, some lace, embroidery thread, an applique butterfly, ribbon, batting, stones like the one in the pentagram (not sure what kind, elderflower do you know?), and beautiful fabrics from Zimbabwe! I love the rose one (another one of my themes) and the patterned red one! Can't wait to craft some patches, though I am not sure I could bring myself to use such beautiful buttons!  Grin



Finally, and extra picture of the awesome card and cool stamps on the envelope.  Cheesy



Thank you so much elderflower! I love my gorgeous patches.
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