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« on: December 26, 2013 10:23:11 AM »

Welcome (or Welcome back...Grin) to the 50 projects in 2014 craftalong!!!

My own creative messy room that I am always in... Grin  It is an ongoing WIP...

In this craftalong,the intended goal is to be creative and have fun making projects.  When many of us started tracking what we were making, it was amazing how many projects we got done....and when we set our goals, WOW, we got even more done!

If there is a board on Craftster for the project, it counts:  home decor, cooking , knitting, sewing, beading, etc. etc.  

Amaze yourself and keep a pictorial history of all that you get accomplished, whether it is 1 major project or 200 smaller ones, just making something will be special for you and those of us that you share your pictures with.

We will continue to have challenges and prizes...I am not the faster organizer or the best moderator, but I try hard and am encouraged by all that I have seen you guys make...

Get your list ready, if you want, or just post as you go...whatever works best for you...share your tips and share your encouragement and techniques...also, be sure to post "out there" for others in the community to see!!!  We love pictures, so, no such things as "Pic overload"...bring it on!!!

June/July 2014

Summer is here north of the equator...so lazy days are ahead...who wants to be inside crafting when there is gardening, swimming, running, barbecuing and just lounging around outside?!!!

So, easy challenges these next few months (even the brain gets lazy!)...

Anything related to summer or the outdoors...

And, for our southern hemisphere folks...you get an automatic entry for anything you make--how is that for easy? Grin


April/May 2014 CLOSED

WINNER: bunny1kenobi !!!!

Bunny was emailed a gift card!

February/March 2014 CLOSED.

WINNER:  lindyv321!!!!!!

She was awarded a gift card from www.etsy.com!


1. Decorate your home or yourself for Valentines/Sweetheart Day...anything related to hearts, red, white, candy,

2. Colors: predominately purple or orange or both!

3. Borrow from someone's list: take a look at someone that you admire or know in this craftalong and make something similar to what they have...to enter this one, you will need to name that person and what item you "borrowed"...easy, right?

January 2014 CLOSED!

WINNER:  cursive_queen!!!!

She was awarded an e-gift card from www.etsy.com!!!


1. A new year, a new you---a project that involves organizing or improving your life: a new outfit, a new recipe, a new scarf, an craft supply organizer

2. Color: blue or wintery (white, silver, etc.)

3. Something inspired by a tutorial on Craftster:  you must link to the tutorial to enter it!

4. Learn something new...even if you fail, you win...take a leap and try it...something you have wanted to learn, but put off for some reason...2014---DO IT!!!

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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2013 10:23:49 AM »

Participants with links to their pages:Thru post 536, p58 Jan 29--PM me if your link is not working or if I spelled your username incorrectly!!

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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2013 10:24:09 AM »

as of 07/10/14 -79 done

My projects list for 2014:



1. Bluejay ornament

2. "Suede" skirt- 1/2/14
3. Quilted coasters for Ann

4. Two fabric pages

5. Blue knit scarf for Dr. Selvi

6. Pink socks for OWS

7. Two nesting fabric baskets for OWS

8. Scrappy potholders for OWS

9. ATBS for Wulf

10.-11. Calorimetries (2) for OWS

12. Three hearts for Valentines Swap

13.fingerless gloves for watson (swap)

14. Rainbow Calorimetry for me!!


15. socks for Missingwillow

16. candy pouch for Aunty.hela (swap)

17. Quilted coasters for rockmygypsysoul (swap)

18.-22. fabric pages for Abbeeroad (swap)

23. fabric page for heini (swap)

24. fabric journal page boo boo for me

25. Ninny monster

26. Fabric basket for spikefan

27.-28. Art totes for Evamlizya

29.-31. goofy things for kittykill


32.. Socks for phoenixfiredesigns

33. Coasters to teach my sis how to make them
34. Quilt Blocks - log cabin like for Melladh

35. Quilt Blocks- Celtic twist for danyn

36. Quilt Blocks - Japanese X and + for Amnesia

37. Quilt Blocks - Celtic twist for carolmb

38. Quilt Blocks - Interlocking twists for carolmb

39. Quilt Blocks - Stars for krbrison

40. Quilt Blocks - Hexagons for donniesgirl

41. Wild Olive Hexie blocks- (set 1)(I am counting each set of 3 as one project)

42.  Quilt Blocks for sloth003

43. Wild Olive Hexie Blocks (set 2)

43. Zippered Clutch for grab-a coffee
44. Stacked knitted hat-pink
45. Brown/green socks
46. Golden scarflette
47. Stacked knitted hat-blues
48. Wild Olive Hexie blocks (set 3)
49. Purple scarf for Deb

50. -51.Prayer Flags (2) for swap with silentblair

52.  extra hexie blocks (3) for donniesgirl

53.  cord holder for Sansa music thingie
54. Tula Pink quilt blocks (30)
55. two ombre crochet baskets

56. Ombre crochet basket for Limeriot

57. Yo-yo notecard and tags for Limeriot

58. Chevron tribal necklace inspired by lindy321

59. beaded suncatcher- blue

60. Morse shopping bags (2)

61. Quilted plant mat

62. Felt Food of OWS Swap

63. Dotee

64. Huge pleated purse for OWS swap--anna.wahnsinn
65. Recycle candles into jar candles! (5)

66. Beades suncatcher - yellow

67. Mat and frame molas for sister (2)- no picture since it was not really crafted...I just did the mats Grin


68. Mosaic looking ball for garden

69. Lighthouse birdhouse for Pam

70. Pillow for FOC Raffle Swap

71. Altered Spool for rackycoo

72. Knitted odd yarn piece for bushbaby's charity

July 2014

73. Crochet monster slippers for Grab A Coffee
74. Ninny
75. Two pillowcases
76. Another mosaic globe for the front yard

77. Crochet birdies for jo_mama

78. Hexie travel case for Averia

79. embroidered magnetic pincushion for Averia

Blueberry Jam
Dried apples
chevron scarf--purples and blues
surprise for noodle_bug
bag for me
bag for Summer
crochet summer top
fabric pages for swap (4)
Swap items for jemimah
Swap items for gotgrey
fabric bowl

currently in progress:

apron for Ann
quilt blocks for carolmb
glass cases as posted by Lady4feet
Wild Olive project
heart scarf
knitted surprise for HSG
fabric journal pages for me
Fox hood
Fox scarf
Kimono dolls
RAK for waiting room kids
kimono robe
black and white dress #1
black and white dress #2

WIPS are the projects that I have partially started but never finished...this year...finish or let them go!!! Listing them and when completed, deleting them and moving them to finished list.

1. Curtains for living room window
2. knitted surprise for HSG
3. WIP fingerless gloves for maremare
4. Iron cord holder
5. Felted sweater slippers -- brown
6. Coffee PJ bottoms
7. Apron for Andrea
11. Barry hat
12. Chevron rainbow quilt
14. personal swap items for stillatthetop
15. Christmas card baskets 2013
16. altered birdhouses
17. WIP kimono robe (3 year wip)!
18. curtains for Jim's space
20. iron board cover
21. microwave bowl holders
22. baby hats for Therese
23. native bird ornaments: bluejay, oriole, owl, dove, woodpecker, finches, eagle
24. WIP-crochet fusion blanket
26. Simple Bag for Myself
27. Wreaths for new doors
28. Paint metal outdoor chairs
29. Containers for outside
29. Art for new siding wall in front--something huge and metallic
30. Display case of some sort for collection of inchie houses
31. Fabric journal pages for myself
32. Prayer flags for Lance's sisters
33. grey wool pants
35. black and white simple skirts
36. Fortune Cookie bag
37. Gym bag
38. Sewn shrug
39. Sewn short jacket
40. Knitted shrug with 3/4 sleeves
41. Carrying case for my Sansa player
42. [b]WIP[/b] - three quilt blocks for Carolmb
43. WIP - peacock shawl for Helen's DIL
44. WIP - cartoons socks
45. Doll clothes for American Doll - LBABB
47. Coin holder for LBABB Hubs
48. Crochet rock covers
49. crochet coral project
50. crochet lichen
51. Cowgirl bags (2)
52. WIP - NORO felted bag
53. kimono bag for batgirl
54. socks for Shaun
55.-60.WIP - Dr. Who embroidered quilt squares - 6 to go!
61. WIP seed stitch scarf
62. WIP linen stitch scarf
63 boot cuffs for Pam
64. Velvet doll dress from niece's old dress and flowers
65. quilt for Habitat annual fund raiser
66.curly snowflakes for picture window
67. car organizer
69. lace scarf using yarn from bushbaby--burgandy
70. parrot baskets for Patty
72.  Mola notecards
73. Random Acts of Kindness eraser stamp
74.  I SPY thing for Michah--use up those polybeads you bought!
75. Monsters for Micah
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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2013 10:36:43 AM »

I hope that some of my unfinished projects from 2013 will carry over and get done.  

Projects on the move!
1. WIP Afghan for my MIL
3. WIP Falling Jewels Knitted Tee
4. Entrelac throw/blanket (hibernating)
5. Salem Swirls afghan
6. Princess Lace Scarf
7. Knitted socks (my first pair!)
8. Caribbean colored crocheted top
9. Small crocheted wildlife rescue nests.

1. Finished WIP - Scrap stained glass scarf for myself! 1/2
2. Commissioned set of bath bombs 1/12
3. 2nd Commissioned set of bath bombs 1/13
4. Entrelac scarf for Z 1/21
5. Commissioned receiving blanket in shades of purple. 3/29
6. Fairy garden in the old wheel barrow 3/15(ish)
7. Knitted wash cloths for a raffle basket. 4/19
8. Bleddyn scarf  4/27
9. My Favorite Scarf knitting pattern from Ravelry in shades of blue. 6/12
10. Waffle Stitch scarf 6/28
11. Padraig Driving Cap for Z 7/3
12. Words Hoopla Swap 7/11

2014 List of possible projects
1. Opening an Etsy store
2. crocheted Jesus amigurumi for Z
3. panda amigurumi for Z
4. wingspan shawl
5. WIP finish my Witch's Hat
6. Sweater for myself from Little Red in the City by Ysolda Teague.
7. Padraig Driving Cap for myself.
8. Faux Stained Glass luminary
9. Viveka sweater from Knitty
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« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2013 10:39:58 AM »

January - 6
February - 20
March - 18
April - 9
May - 19
June - 17
July - 3
Total for year - 93/50 Yeah! I made it with 8 months still to go!

Fingerless gloves for Dialysis unit
4 pairs - Finished 2/18/2014
Another 4 pairs of fingerless gloves - Finished 2/28/14
Yet another set of gloves - Finished 3/2/14

Blanket for new great-great nephew
Wallet for niece #3
Tea wallet for DD#1
Plumeria soap Finished 1/2/14

Vanilla-herbal soap Finished 1/2/14
Blue/gray stocking cap Finished 1/5/14

Claudia scarf in fine black yarn
Scarf strips for Starbucks Bothwell Street Big Knit for Kidney Kids Scotland:
2 strips - Finished 3/16/14

4 multi-color miniature crocheted pouches - Finished 5/14

1 gold miniature crocheted pouch - Finished 6/20/14

4 - Market bags for friend's farmers' market booth - Finished 06/27/14

Gift tag set - Finished 7/7/14

Quilt Blocks Swap:
1 set of 3 Sloth's Braid quilt blocks for AIMR - Finished 2/2014

Set of 6 Log-like blocks for Melladh - Finished 3/16/14

Set of 3 Celtic Twist blocks for carolmb - Finished 3/5/14

Set of 3 Dresden Plate blocks for Carolmb - Finished 3/14

Set of 3 Celtic twist blocks for Danynn - Finished 3/14

Set of 3 Circle of Geese blocks for Sloth003 - Finished 3/14

Set of 3 Hexing Around blocks for Donniesgirl - Finished 3/14

Box of Sunshine Swap: hoopla, mini-scrapbook, journal, Post-It notepad cover, sunflower pincushion, crocheted pineapple magnets, paperclip bookmark, magnetic ribbon place marker, plant pokes, sun magnet, hand carved sun stamp - Finished 2/14/2014

3 Mors-style bags and tissue holders for the Sweat Shoppe Swap - Finished 4/6/14

Use What You Have Swap (All are destashing projects)
1 quilted pouch - Finished 4/29/14
3 Infinity scarves - Finished 5/16/14

1 tiny crocheted pouch - Finished 5/14/14
1 Set of 6 ocean-themed notecards - Finished 5/15/14

1 Portable Ocean Box - Finished 5/7/14
10 Minute Swap
4 crackers/poppers - Finished 5/14
2 surprise balls - Finished 5/14
Decaled letter 'A' - Finished 5/14

2 lace and flower barrettes - Finished 5/14
2 miniature, magnetic picture frames - Finished 5/14
1 vintage handkerchief pouch - Finished 5/14
1 pocket tissue holder - Finished 5/14

1 small journal - Finished 5/14
1 bunny hoopla - Finished 5/14

1 vintage Christmas wall decoration

Twinchie Needlework Swap
1 bookmark with petit point work - Finished 6/20/14

Denim potholders Finished 1/3/14

Golden snitch potholders for DD#2
Crocheted Batman mask for Jarron
Barbie doll clothes:
2 crocheted housecoats - Finished 2/15/2014

Bog coat
Note cards:
Set of 4 Cup of Warmth - Finished 1/28/14

Star coasters
Retro coasters
Strawberry pincushions
Diaper covers
Zebra booties
Horse wallet for great-niece #2
4 Starfish washcloths - Finished 1/30/14

Needlefelted hedgehog
Glass etching
Stamp carving
1 sun stamp - Finished 2/5/2014 for Box of Sunshine Swap
Resin casting

Baby Bok Choy with Mushroom Sauce - Made 4/14

Sauteed brussel sprouts with garlic and lemon - Made 4/14

Dehydrated vegetables (tomatoes, mushrooms, celery, hot peppers) - Made 4/14
Great American Scrapbooking Convention projects - Finished 6/13/14
Flip book (Sponsored by Xyron)

A Gilded Keepsake (Sponsored by Spellbinders)

Handmade Greetings (Sponsored by Spellbinders)

5 double page scrapbook layouts (Kits from Simply Stitched Scrapbooking)

Brandied cherries - Finished 7/8/14
Cherries in vodka - Finished 7/9/14

Crumb quilt #1
Crumb quilt #2:
46 - 5 1/2" segments - Finished Jan.-Feb./2014
69 - 5 1/2" segments - Finished March - April/2014 This is more segments than I need, so now I'll start piecing them into blocks.
Blue flannel quilt
Kimono quilt for DD#2 & SIL
Happy Scrappy quilt
Black Strings quilt
Pink flannel baby quilt
Red and white baby quilt
Polka Dot Pinwheels quilt
Weaving the Rails quilt
Picket Fences quilt
Caribbean Breeze quilt
3 - 9 Patch baby quilts
Music quilt for SIL
Disappearing Nine-Patch quilt
Four Patch Ladder quilt
Christmas Raw Edge Circle quilt
Quilters' Choice Star quilt
Quilters' Choice Sampler quilt
Halloween wallhanging
Checkerboard mat
Thistle Bloom quilt

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« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2013 10:40:05 AM »

lol Ffrogg526--I just knew you were going to be first! ha ha ha

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« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2013 10:42:19 AM »

lol Ffrogg526--I just knew you were going to be first! ha ha ha

It was luck of the draw!  I'm never first!  I just happen to be here at the right time!  Cheesy  I can't wait to get started though.  I will have finished out 2013 with over 50 projects and I'm hoping that 2014 goes just as well! Cheesy

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« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2013 10:47:20 AM »

Grin Count me in  Grin


1. cowl neck jersey poncho  Smiley

2.  hubbys sleeveless sweater  Smiley

3. 2nd sleeveless sweater
4. hearts swap

5.fabric page swap

6.hearts for J,L and K

7.hearts for mantle

8 Cherry Bomb tank from Big Girls Knits

9 Cherry Bomb #2


10 Slipper socks

11 more slipper socks

12 travel card wallet

13 Common Ground swap


14Virgo Embroidery


15Quilted Tablerunner
16 Taggy for Taylor
17.Quilted sunshine
18. Little quilted snowman
19.  Grin Faux fur gilet Grin
20. Use What You Have Swap


21. Collar & lead for Bonnie
22. Collar for Patch

23. Romper for me
24. Leahs romper
25. Sarong to poncho top
26. cupcake "elsa"


27. Whole cloth baby quilt
28. shorts for Leah
29. cushions for Kairan

House Elf

Quilted snowman wallhanging

Dresden Flower wallhanging

Sagit' Embroidery
Crochet Baby Blanket
Denim Picnic Blanket

charity scarf project
 this bag http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430314.new#new
 Hubbys socks (w.i.p)
 Snowflake blanket (w.i.p)
 pants & tunic
 this bag http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=356111.msg4168853#msg4168853
 machine knitting
 needle felting
 fabric art journal pages
 recycled paper art journal
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« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2013 10:51:53 AM »

Yay, the 2014 craftalong! Time to make my list.

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« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2013 11:23:29 AM »

And I'm in too.  I have been waiting for the new thread to open.  Grin

I am clearing down my old list and starting again, so it will be an ever growing list that hopefully I will achieve more of. At today's date I am on 37/50 for 2013 which is not bad for a first time counter.

2014 25/50

I need to try and focus on not having some many wips at once.
The To Do list:
- WIP from 2013 - quilt. I am determined to get this done early 2014. UPDATE; 29/04/2014: HAHAHAHA, still not progressed any

- WIP fingerless gloves, started in 2013.  UPDATE; 29/04/2014: not progressed
- Baby bootees, definitely 1 pair, maybe more as there is another pregnant at work. Will see how my time and creativity goes.
WIP cable booties
WIP scrapbookey journal for LV swap
WIP gift for LV swap[/s]

Related but not necessarily projects
- Destash my fabric , only so that I can restash again  (serious oops, restashing has begun without much destashing.)
- Destash my yarn.

Completed:  Grin
1. Asteroids Wallhanging for OH. (Didn't quite get it finished before New year party time  Roll Eyes) Complete 02 Jan[/b .

2. Doorstop(s) 1 and a half complete, ran out of stuffing for the second. (05 Jan)

3. Converse Booties (25/01)

4. Other Booties (24/01)

5. Skully scarf (26/01)

6,7,8. 3 more skully scarves, similar to above so no new pictures.

9. Purple / Orange pin board (06/02)

10. De-stash skirt (08/02)

11. Space invaders (not very valentine's) picture Feb 2014

12 - 17. journal / doodles: Feb '14

18. Mariposa scarf / shawl for LV swap partner, no picture because I am a Doofus and forgot! Feb / Mar '14

19. LV journal, again no picture  Cry Feb / Mar '14

20. New skirt:  (more de-stashing) Apr '14

21. Doofus Dress. (I am the doofus) Apr '14

22. More booties and hat. Apr '14

23, 24, 25

Skull swap goodies (hopefully). Pictures to come soon.

26, 27, 28, 29  (29/06/2014)

4 skirts.
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