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Topic: CLOSED-50 Projects 2013--You Know You Can Do It!  (Read 424114 times)
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« Reply #550 on: January 18, 2013 07:26:18 PM »

SilverMoon I can totally relate to your situation. I have serious ADD tendencies and internet is a great distraction. This year I realized I function better if I watch favorite shows while crafting. I knit away or work on my art journal or do whatever I have at the moment while I am watching episode after episode of Vampire Diaries,  Parenthood or Elementary. That might work for you too.
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« Reply #551 on: January 18, 2013 09:14:13 PM »

Stickerchic87--- I like the colors of your dish scrubby. Does it clean like a sponge? Can you make a body scrubby to?


Haha Im not sure how it cleans...I only made it for something small to try- I've just learned crochet. Id imagine you could make it bigger and have a fun body scrubbie...might have to try it Cheesy
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« Reply #552 on: January 18, 2013 10:23:22 PM »

Let us know how it works.
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« Reply #553 on: January 18, 2013 11:32:52 PM »

Check my list and you'll see that many of my projects are actually wips from previous years. I think many of us fall in love with the creativity, colors, techniques, etc. of a project and start so many projects because we want to try them. At least I think that's why I get sidetracked so often. Maybe we need a blog about how to finish our projects rather than tutorials about new projects. Cheesy

Suggestions for completing wips (very tongue-in-cheek):
1 - Give them to someone else to finish
2 - Turn them into dust rags
3 - Turn them into doorstops
4 - If they're biodegradable, use as garden mulch
5 - Let the dog have them as a toy
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« Reply #554 on: January 19, 2013 02:10:13 AM »

Love it kbrison!!  So true and probably this is also the reason behind our stash because you need to have the right yarn, fabric, etc. to make it!  LOL!  Smiley

I think many of us fall in love with the creativity, colors, techniques, etc. of a project and start so many projects because we want to try them.
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« Reply #555 on: January 19, 2013 03:11:19 AM »

Check my list and you'll see that many of my projects are actually wips from previous years. I think many of us fall in love with the creativity, colors, techniques, etc. of a project and start so many projects because we want to try them. At least I think that's why I get sidetracked so often. Maybe we need a blog about how to finish our projects rather than tutorials about new projects. Cheesy

Suggestions for completing wips (very tongue-in-cheek):
1 - Give them to someone else to finish
2 - Turn them into dust rags
3 - Turn them into doorstops
4 - If they're biodegradable, use as garden mulch
5 - Let the dog have them as a toy


I'm guilty of #2 and #5  Grin

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« Reply #556 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
   
OTHER
   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
   
SHRINK PLASTIC
   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)


SILHOUETTE PROJECTS
   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

SEWING
   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

CROCHET/KNITTING
   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

COMPLETED PROJECTS FROM THE LIST:
        1. Crochet wrist warmers
        2. Try using silhouette to cut shrink plastic (tried but results were unsuccessful!)

COMPLETED PROJECTS NOT ON THE LIST:
        1. Beaded bangle
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« Reply #557 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!
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« Reply #558 on: January 19, 2013 09:46:01 AM »

Welcome to craftster!!!  I love your list!! The wrist warmers look so nice and comfy and your bracelet is very pretty!
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« Reply #559 on: January 19, 2013 10:27:17 AM »

Oh my baby blankie is coming along nice! The colors was leftover from another project last year so I wasn't sure how'd they behave together but I really love it.



I have left a small amount from each ball so I plan to make this blanket when I am done Cheesy Or I might make this pillow Cheesy Or both Cheesy Can't decide  Huh
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