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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2013--You Know You Can Do It! Join here and post your lists ! on: January 20, 2013 08:51:25 AM
Thanks for the warm welcome!

Welcome sheldini! Love your list - may be borrowing some of your ideas! Do you by any chance have a picture for your inspiration for the shrink plastic sandwich bracelet? It sounds fascinating!

DawnsTrees - the inspiration for the bracelet came from this http://www.etsy.com/listing/62024243/bright-white-bird-silhouette-bracelet? which is feautured in "Shrink, shrank, shrunk" by Kathy Sheldon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Shrink-Shrank-Shrunk-Kathy-Sheldon/dp/1454703490/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358700441&sr=8-1) - I'm thinking of doubling up 2 pieces with a pretty fabric in the middle to show through the cut out.....still very much an idea in my head at this stage though!!!

Not bad if I say so myself, given it's only the third thing I have ever crocheted.  Wink

Not bad??? - It's blumin marvelous  Grin

To the fellow Brits - I am in Berkshire (I think someone mentioned Bristol but I couldn't find the post again  Roll Eyes - if so I'm not too far away  Smiley )
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2013--You Know You Can Do It! Join here and post your lists ! on: January 19, 2013 09:13:57 AM
Some pics of the completed projects to date (sorry for the poor quality, they were taken on my phone).

Wrist warmers - http://www.flickr.com/photos/66886019@N07/8395787826/

I'm really pleased with these as it is the first crochet project I've actually finished however they have stretched and are now quite loose, I may try and re-make perhaps using a tighter stitch.

Beaded bangle - http://www.flickr.com/photos/66886019@N07/8395783410/in/photostream/

This was a pattern in the latest bead & button magazine and I love it, really simple too, I want to make loads in every colour combo!
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2013--You Know You Can Do It! Join here and post your lists ! on: January 19, 2013 08:46:49 AM
OK I'm taking the plunge......I've been lurking for a while after I saw a mention of craftster on another forum or website (can't for the life of me remember where though!!)

I've been loving all the inspiration flowing on this thread and since you have all already inspired me to get crafting this year I thought it only appropriate I joined in the fun!  Grin

I have compiled a long list of potential projects and chances are everything I end up making won't be on it .... Roll Eyes....but hey what does it matter as long as I'm crafting!

So here is my wish list (you may notice some pinched projects from some other lists...I just couldn't resist!)

BEADING/ Jewellery
   1. Beadworkers guild peyote workbook
   2. Finish needlecase - 2012 WIP
   3. Peyote keyring
   4. Finish falling leaves lariat -2012  WIP
   5. Pearl herringbone rope - http://my-amari.com/2012/03/15/white-pearl-rope-tubular-herringbone-bead-weaving/
   6. 2nd beaded bauble for mum
   7. Shamballa style bracelet
   8. 3 wrap bracelets -
   9. Learn to bead around a cab
   1. Complete online photography course
   2. Try melted crayon art
   3. Paint sewing cabinet - WIP
   4. Rose cuff bracelet - http://www.rufflesandstuff.com/2010/04/rose-cuff-bracelet.html
   5. Felt advent calendar - http://inchmark.squarespace.com/inchmark/2008/12/2/advent-part-one.html
   6. Tea light holders - http://www.polkadotchair.com/2010/11/guest-tutorial-anna-of-noodlehead.html/
   7. Decoupage xmas baubles
   8. Make peppermint bark - http://www.polkadotchair.com/2012/12/peppermint-bark-recipe.html/
   9. Beaded curtain for hallway
   10. Make weight loss jars (idea from craftster - tinalocakary)
   11. DIY gel air freshener - http://tipnut.com/homemade-smelly-jelly-recipes/
   12. Ornament garland - http://www.craftster.org/blog/how-to-make-holiday-ornament-garland/
   13. Homemade toiletries - http://www.pauladeen.com/recipes/recipe_view/corries_kitchen_spa_savannah_bee_company_foaming_bath_soap/
   14. Heart sugar cubes - http://www.niftythriftythings.com/2011/06/diy-sugar-cubes.html
   15. Watercolour silhouette of Mum's army pic - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=301135.0
   16. Painted cork board for kitchen
   17. Investigate local craft competitions???
   18. Sort craft supplies and create a cr area - WIP (should probably be top of the list!)
   19. 5 weekly meal planner (inspiration from http://www.niftythriftythings.com/2011/06/diy-sugar-cubes.html)
   20. Paper and tulle flowers - http://www.niftythriftythings.com/2011/06/diy-sugar-cubes.html
   21. Lanyard for work (beaded?)
   22. Camera strap
   1. Shrink plastic buttons
      a. Do test washes to determine washability
   2. Attempt to use silhouette to cut - tried and failed!
        3. Wine charms
   4. Make up shrink plastic rulers
   5. Sandwich bracelet (coloured plastic, with cut out, fabric sandwiched in middle)

   1. Desk calendar
   2. Greetings cards
      a. Mothers day
      b. Mum bday
      c. Fathers day
      d. Dad bday
      e. Valentines day
      f. Xmas thank you card
      g. Gramma
      h. James bday

   1. Sew retro style apron
   2. Investigate transfer printing on fabric
   3. Transfer printed apron
   4. Tree skirt for mum
   5. Dining chair cushions
   6. Retro bag - http://www.polkadotchair.com/2012/06/retro-travel-bag-tutorial.html/
   7. Box bag - http://www.polkadotchair.com/2012/06/retro-travel-bag-tutorial.html/
   8. Braided scarf made from old t-shirts - http://www.putapuredukes.com/2011/09/braided-scarf-tutorial.html
   9. Beading tray (square travel mat with popper corners to make a kind of tray to stop beads running away)
   10. Pattern weights (one day) - http://www.putapuredukes.com/2011/09/braided-scarf-tutorial.html
   11. Xmas tree skirt - Mum
   12. Peg bag

   1. Crotchet wrist warmers - COMPLETE
   2. Knit scarf using scarf wool (also involves learning to knit Cheesy )
   3. Crochet/bead bracelet - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/beaded-wrap-bracelet
   4. Infinity scarf - http://www.caron.com/projects/ss_light/ss_light_triple_infinity_scarf.html
      5. Bow scarf - WIP - http://dl.dropbox.com/u/27239231/ChunkyBowScarf.pdf

        1. Crochet wrist warmers
        2. Try using silhouette to cut shrink plastic (tried but results were unsuccessful!)

        1. Beaded bangle
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