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gaudiknight
« Reply #570 on: June 30, 2014 08:11:49 AM »

That's a great strategy!  Sometimes fewer options really does get the creative juices flowing.
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« Reply #571 on: June 30, 2014 08:34:48 AM »

I'm going camping for a week, I'm taking 2 projects to work on. Essentially a bag of embroidery thread and a skein of yarn. By the sounds of it Manitoba is flooded so I should have a ton of crafting time, plus the 13 hour drive, paradise!
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Knitted Gifts in 2014: 17
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« Reply #572 on: June 30, 2014 09:06:00 AM »

That's a great strategy!  Sometimes fewer options really does get the creative juices flowing.

I agree...sometimes having too many options becomes overwhelming...which is why I am cleaning out my craft space once again... Grin
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« Reply #573 on: July 01, 2014 06:09:13 AM »

July Themes


Turquoise beads, Marrakech by wanderer_by_trade, on Flickr

Color: Turquoise
Pattern: Maps, charts, and letters
For: Charity
Challenge 1: Make a scrappy projects to use up odds and ends.
Challenge 2: Make a gift or two in preparation for the winter gift-giving season to cut down on the stress in December.
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« Reply #574 on: July 02, 2014 04:32:24 PM »

Hello, friends! It seems i keep finding myself not checking the board... I miss it!

Kook, holy cow that lap blanket is gorgeous. And those slippers look comfy!

kbrison, i love those ocean notecards!

clm, i am really looking forward to your huge project.


After finishing an afghan for my oldest friend and his wife at the beginning of June (a wedding gift 6 months late and sadly not from stash), i've been mostly working on baby blankets. I'm really into slanted shell/box stitch.

I got the yarn for this sometime last year, i think. I finally started to use it. I still have plenty for another.


Somebody asked me for a pink/peach/white baby blanket a few months ago, and i had enough left over for this. I thought the transition from pink to peach wouldn't be so awkward, but it was... Heh. Oh, well. Maybe somebody will like it.


Now i'm knitting a baby blanket. I used the black i had leftover from the wedding afghan (which i love because the blanket will hopefully be for his brother's baby). The hot pink isn't from stash, so i'll just post this progress shot, which is mostly the black.


My sister's best friend is visiting from Alaska right now. So, yesterday, i made a coffee cozy for her. (They're both really into zebra print.)


But then i remember she'll be going back to Alaska, where she might not be ordering iced coffee anymore, so i'm making her a sleeve.


I'm also working on another crochet baby blanket in the colors of the Olympic rings (and white) because my sister had a skein of each for some reason. It's not my favorite yet, but we'll see how it turns out.
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« Reply #575 on: July 02, 2014 08:22:31 PM »

I like the fade from pink to peach...but really, the stitches on those are quite lovely..

I also like the zebra cozies!
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« Reply #576 on: July 03, 2014 02:24:41 AM »

The baby blankets are lovely and the peach,white,pink one looks great I wouldn't worry about no one wanting it!
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« Reply #577 on: July 03, 2014 01:41:43 PM »

Missed a month of notifications. I swear my computer hates Craftster . . . maybe because I spend so much time on this site! I made some crocheted market bags and mini-pouches from stash in June, but seem to be adding to my stash more than I'm working from it. Went to a scrapbooking convention last month and bought paper and embellishments plus new dies with matching stamps and some new tools. Adding tools and equipment don't count against us, do they?  Grin
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« Reply #578 on: July 03, 2014 01:53:13 PM »

Tools are tools,they help de-stash in the long run  Wink

I've come to an impasse with de-stashing.I'm replenishing so I have enough to use up the last of my stashed materials.
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« Reply #579 on: July 03, 2014 11:28:21 PM »

some destashing, but not so much on the fabric, hoping to clear out a bunch soon, but tomorrow I'm buying more, here is a complete list of projects for the summer

a)60 gift bags
 b)60 zipper pouches
c)15 "trophies"
d)2 Hawaiian skirts
e)3 kids Hawaiian dresses
f)2 swim covers
g)3 swimsuits
h)2 Hawaiian blouses
I)2 Hawaiian dresses
j)2 "Hawaiian" shirts
k)6 paper mache surfboards
l)tiki huts
m)blouses
n)summer duvet cover and bedroom set
o)autumn duvet cover and bedroom set
p)beach theme purse
q)owl pj's
r)beach themed pj's
s)back to school pj's
t)hoody
u)house coat
v)Maddison's quilt (will complete it with her)
w)Emma-Leah's quilt (will complete it with her)
x)Grace-Lynn's quilt (will complete it with her)
y)Quilt for TOPS
z)blackout curtains to keep the house cooler
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Looking for Sophia the first fabric and Frozen fabric (preferably flannel, but would settle for cotton) and Phoomph.  I'm in Canada and the companies are that I could order from charge $20-$30 shipping, so if anybody can find some and wants to swap/sell, I would be eternally greatfull.
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