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Topic: CLOSED-50 Projects 2013--You Know You Can Do It!  (Read 609057 times)
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« Reply #140 on: January 02, 2013 02:56:12 PM »

I love reading everyone's lists!

I have been happily crafting away today making painted papers that I wanted to use in a multimedia piece but just found out that one of the pens that I was used bleeds when I put modge podge on it. Sad. I am going to try to spray them with a sealer but the spray says that I need to wait until it is above freezing to use it. I wonder what happens if I use it when it is this cold?

Question for all of you - I am thinking of having a craft party. I have been to some that were really fun, but they had people who were all fairly experienced crafters and they brought their own WIPS. Have any of you hosted a craft party for a wide variety of skills and experience and had it been successful?

I use sealer and/or fixative on my stuff all the time when its cold since I can't get away from the -20C for half the year.  All I do is stand on the deck and spray fast then bring it in to dry.  although sometimes I forget to take note of the wind and overspray my parka, the house siding and my poor deck ;Wink

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« Reply #141 on: January 02, 2013 03:37:49 PM »

I think as long as the stuff doesn't get cold ...I spray and paint all sorts of things in my ice cold garage! Cheesy

k-star--it is good that you set the rules...when kids come back home, they have to live by your rules...including yarn and fabrics hanging around! Cheesy

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« Reply #142 on: January 02, 2013 05:05:56 PM »

Omg, I totally missed the opening of this, and now we are 15 pages in!  Goodness!  Guess I need to bookmark the new one and save this spot for my list!  

1) Dwarf Beard for my BIL's, Erik, birthday
2) Dwarf Beard for my BIL, Tye
-IYP 22 Swap w/ chughes225:
  3) Two bracelets
  4) Cristen's Potion Cabinet
  5) HP Peg People Ornaments
  6) Luna's Cork Necklace Ornaments
  7) Watercolor HP professor ornaments
  Cool Almost 50ft HP scarf garland
  9) Mod Podge box for ornaments
10) My ATCs for January's Swap
11) Pillow Cat Beds for the Spokane Humane Society
12) Pom Pom cat toys for the Spokane Humane Society
13) Invites for my SIL, Julie's, baby shower
14) 2 bunting banners for my SIL's baby shower
15) Cake for my SIL's, Kaycee's, birthday
16) Trigun Cross Stitch for my hubby for Valentine's Day
17) Extreme Chocolate Cupcakes w/ Salted Caramel Frosting for my sister's birthday
18) Salted Caramel Sauce
19) Flower Hair Clips for my cousin's baby
20) Shirt's for my Hubby's birthday
21) Shirt for my BIL, Tye, for his birthday
22) Nova's Tutu
23) Pot Pies
24) Baby Flower Headbands
25) Baby Bean's Tutu
26) Baby Bean's Monster Bonnet
27) Onsie's for my Mom's Coworker
28) Livi's Castle Play Set

29) Cardinal Shrine for Craftsunderground for the OTBT Swap
30) Zentangled Heels for my sister's coworker's wife
31) Baby Bean's Monster Stuffie

-Beard for Eric's birthday
-January ATC Swap
-Another round of pottery classes
-Cape for Tye
-Finish cross stitch I started for my hubby
-Learn how to crochet
-Tutorial for cuff bracelets
-Tutorial for wrap bracelets
-V-Day Present for hubby
-Kaycee's Birthday Present
-Baby stuff for my cousin (due in July)
-Baby stuff for my SIL (due in May), YAY for a new niece!
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« Reply #143 on: January 02, 2013 06:44:26 PM »

Here's my list so far ...

1. Mini bulletin boards for craft room DONE!
2. Magnet board for craft room DONE!
3. Finish crocheted market bag
4. Finish knitted gray shawl
5. Finish the darn socks already
6. Make a car kit
7. Cards for mom's birthday gift  DONE!
8. Cover big tin to match craft room
9. Curtain tie backs for craft room
11. picture frames for kitchen/craft room wall
12. wall art for bedroom
13. Curtain tie backs for bedroom
14. black and white throw rugs for kitchen
15. Christmas bunting for 2013
16. dishcloths
17. Christmas ornaments for 2013
18. Use the instructions, batting, and spindle I have and actually spin something.
19. Christmas 2013 cards
20. Christmas 2013 gift tags
21. Jar labels for kitchen
22. scarf organizer
23. cover binder  DONE!
24. cricut cover
25. winter wreaths
26. Paper organizers  DONE!
27. wallart for craft room  DONE!
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« Reply #144 on: January 02, 2013 07:03:52 PM »

Kookaloo: my parents did that to me, too!  When I moved out, my mom turned my old bedroom into a craft room.  When I moved back, we crammed my bed in there.  The best part was, I was working at Michaels at the time.  It was all crafts, all the time!  It was fantastic. Cheesy

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« Reply #145 on: January 02, 2013 07:04:12 PM »

Ok - so I have 8 ongoing projects that are carrying over from 2012.  And my family is picking on me because I can't seem to pick one and finish it.  They all get worked on bit by bit by bit.  Smiley  Oh well.  I am almost done with the first scarf of the year for one of my co-workers.  And then I'm hoping to finish the shawl I started sometime last July.  

So here's my question for January's challenge....  if you're finishing an ongoing project from 2012 for yourself....  does it count twice?  Wink  j/k.  I'm being a pain.  Smiley  

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« Reply #146 on: January 02, 2013 07:05:43 PM »

You only get to enter once...the three challenges are to give more people a chance...once you do one of the things, I put your name in the hat on page one... Cheesy

« Reply #147 on: January 02, 2013 07:14:29 PM »

I guess I'll try to join in this year...we'll see how long I stick with it. Smiley I always mean to post finished projects, but I end up feeling like my time is better spent making more things than showing the ones that I've made, lol!

1. Bead Journal Project - each month (2/12) - white shark, narwhal
2. sewing challenge - one article of clothing/month (2/12) - cowl neck shirt, asymmetrical gathered skirt,
3. Gandalf's staff & pipe
4. Galadriel's dress, circlet, and brooch
5. Poppets - Capt Jack Sparrow, Legolas, Ariel,
6. Lion King Paper cut
7. Knitting - finish Vivian (WIP)
8. BBT/IT Crowd care package
9. Doctor Who care package
10. Glass etch/paint spice jars
11. feltie zombie wreath
12. Floating lanterns
13. Penguin carving
14. String Dolls - Capt Jack Sparrow,
15. Travel Map jewelry
16. Beatles Yellow Submarine paper cutting/quilling art
17. Chain Chomp earrings
18. Settlers of Catan haiku xstitch
19. Gryffindor apron
20. Green wool suit jacket
21. Watercolor paintings from travel photos
22. Alligator & Flamingo care package
23. One wreath/month (2/12) - Valentine's Day rose wreath, St. Patrick's Day wreath
24. Mermaid gloves DONE! Ravelry link
25. Needlefelted rattle toy for cousin's baby (due in Oct)
26. Needlefelted Scrooge McDuck
27. Self-dyed fan veils for bellydance - silk measured, cut, and dyed - need to order fan staves
28. Finish wooden "peg" dolls (WIP)
29. knitting - lace back tank (WIP)
30. chili pepper garland (WIP)
31. make resin bangles (new)

..I'll add more as I get things checked off. Smiley

update 4/7 - added items 23-31, updated status of other items in list...whew. Long way to go still. Maybe I need to stop counting my "monthly" projects as one Tongue hah.
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« Reply #148 on: January 02, 2013 07:22:34 PM »

You don't have to post anything...only you control your list...it is just a tool for you...some people like to show what they made and of course, we love to see what inspiration and tips we can get...and how others might interpret the same patterns, etc.  But, please, don't feel pressured to have to post anything!

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« Reply #149 on: January 02, 2013 07:23:00 PM »

So I was glancing around the terror that is my crafting space. Everything is stuffed in bags and boxes from when I moved out for college 3 yrs. ago, and it is quite the daunting project to get it organized, especially with no budget for shelves or bins. However, I have this pretty large trunk, which is a horrible green color. It has a pressed wood inside, and I used to store my winter items in it. However, it leaves everything smelling musty. I wanted to use it to store my growing fabric stash, but I'm not sure how to solve this problem. I don't want to have nasty smelling fabric. Any advice for this issue?

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