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Title: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on December 31, 2008 11:23:39 PM
I saw some people were looking around for a new topic for this year!  :D
So if you want to join, here's for your chatter and pictures and encouragement.

What are your planned projects?

Are you following any monthly/seasonal themes?

Also, here's last year's thread (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=217500.0) for inspiration!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: CraftNClutter on January 01, 2009 01:26:28 PM
I'm in again this year! I didn't make it to 50 in 2008, but I enjoyed the challenge.

This year, I plan to start off with some Christmas crafts I didn't get to create for myself before the day actually got here (at least they'll be done for next Christmas). The holiday season seemed to go by in a flash, and I've still got some Christmas spirit left.

I also hope to knit each of my family members and myself a pair of socks (minus my nephew - he's 4 and growing like a bean stalk) - 8 pairs total - for next Christmas.

And I'll also be continuing the collaborative quilting project I started with a friend in October '08, so there will be at least 10 individual quilt squares in my future this year.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: dannispring240 on January 01, 2009 02:16:19 PM
oh! i hope i can be in this year ^^


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: superhooker on January 01, 2009 04:22:32 PM
Oooh, I can totally make 50 things in a year! Count me in!!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: MidwestDiva on January 01, 2009 06:31:49 PM
Oh im in!  I already started a no sew blanket today!  I hope that I can make some coasters this year too.!

I took a break from crafting for the last month ( ok the last 3 monthes) but I have a head full of ideas!

here are some ideas

1. table runner for sis
2 that means mom needs a table runner or she will turn green with envy.
3. a watchman stuffie of sorts.
4. baby onesies for a friend.
5 a new ninja scarf for me.
6 a quick everyday shrug to throw on.
7 an oil painting. (taking a class this spring)
8 a cool potted plant thing I saw in a magazine.
9 a little garden outside (does that couint?  its so i have flowers to press, so I guess it does)
10 journal binding

thats just some I thought of today.. there are many more in my idea folder.  I have just been at work for the last 30 something hours.  (almost done)

Good luck everyone!  cant wait to see photos!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: pjherbert on January 01, 2009 09:10:12 PM
I'm in! Being in the craftalong in 2008 really inspired me to make more things. :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on January 02, 2009 08:50:26 AM
Welcome everyone! ;D
I'm about to start an altered journal, and I'll bet that that takes me well into this year. I'm also trying to draft some of my own patterns for skirts and pants. Oh and paint my room!

MidwestDiva - What is this ninja scarf of which you speak? It sounds intriguing...


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: superhooker on January 02, 2009 09:07:38 AM
Oh, the altered journal sounds cool!  I've been meaning to draw more, it just seems like I've never got time!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Disco Queen Highness on January 02, 2009 09:52:48 AM
I'm in.  Being new to craftster I wasn't in the 2008, but I plan on crafting like crazy this year.  My friend and I have planned to get together once a week to make our gifts for the year and also for the craft show we do together every December. 

Here's the list as it stands now:
1.  Sugar skull quilt for me (I cut everything out last summer)
2.  Scrappy triangle quilt for me (I cut everything out last summer)
3.  Living room wall quilt
4.  Bedroom wall quilt
5.  Bedroom wall quilt holder (bought this antique headboard piece 4 years ago)
6.  Quilt for my sister
7.  9 Aprons (made 1 for my neice's Christmas gift and have now requests)
8.  Complete at least 1 of the quilt kits that my MIL bought for me (I've got 7 or 8)
9.  Some of those cute little bottlecap pin cushions
10. A crochet hook book
11. Quilt for mom
12. Ballband dish cloths (gotta learn how)
13. 2 DS holders (need 1 by mid-Jan for bday gift)
14. Birthday and Thank You cards (gotta refill my stash)

Not a bad start to a crafters to do list, eh.  I look forward to marking things off and see what everyone else is doing.  I'm especially interested in stashbusting ideas.  I've got tons of paper crafting stuff and a ton of fabric.  My friend is crocheting a blanket for me out of my stash of yarn for my birthday present.  That's 2 gifts in one.  My stash is gone and I get a new handmade blanket.  I love it!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: MidwestDiva on January 02, 2009 11:06:35 AM

MidwestDiva - What is this ninja scarf of which you speak? It sounds intriguing...

It was a scarf I saw on threadbanger a long time ago. After worktoday I will look for it.  It's real simple. But the image of it still haunts me because I want it!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: mslabelle on January 02, 2009 11:07:00 AM
I'm in.  I wanted to do last year's but didn't find out about it until way too late.  But I looked at it now and then.  Seeing what everyone had done helped get me motivated to get stuff done.  I don't know if I'll be able to get 50 done but I'll sure try.  I haven't got a list yet.  I'm trying to finish the modified Doctor Who season 12 scarf I've been working on.  Those things take longer than I thought. ::)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: littlebiskit on January 02, 2009 11:25:35 AM
Oh mememe!  I was hoping there would be a thread for this started up!

Here's my list (as much as I can remember while I'm supposed to be working) as it stands right now.

1 - Plaque for Gomerriffic
2 - Duct tape wallet for OldPrin
3 - Other... thing... for a swap for Gomerriffic   ;)
4 - Sheep cross stitch
5 - Ribbon dispenser for my mom
6 through 8 - Three Christmas stockings for my family
9 - More glass pendants for my Etsy shop
10 - 8-square crochetted slippers
11 - Dress for my daughter
12 - Finish my first quilt (it's folded neatly, pinned, waiting to be quilted and bound)
13 - Pointy cat plushy
14 - Grocery bags (a LOT of them!)
15 - Amish puzzle pin-cushion


More to come when I think of them!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: DeannaLynn06 on January 02, 2009 11:52:45 AM
I may have to do this. I am doing the stashbuster one so this kinda just falls right into place. One of my goals for the new year is to craft 3-4 projects a week, which definitely add up to more then 50. There are some weeks I won't get to all 3-4, but during the summer I will catch up I'm sure.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: MidwestDiva on January 02, 2009 01:16:59 PM
ok so I cant find the ninja scarf so I just did a google search for it and found it.

http://www.uberreview.com/2008/12/dead-ninja-scarf-shows-everyone-that-you-are-not-one-to-be-messed-with.htm

plus I could do matching mittens.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on January 03, 2009 06:04:02 PM
Oh, too cool.

I began my altered journal today! I'll link to the pictures in the altered journal-along once I can figure out my step-dad's old scanner doohicky.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 04, 2009 03:48:38 AM
Count me in again  :)

plans for the year so far include:

1.Lap blanket for my 3 yr old nephew complete

2.Blanket for my 21 yr old  son complete

3. berets x 2 complete

4.Snowflake afghan complete
http://www.artoftangle.com/snowflake.htm
 (http://www.artoftangle.com/snowflake.htm)
5.Shawler for ME! - FROGGED!  restarted on Feb 23rd and 50% complete  :) FINISHED!! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11979223 (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11979223)

6. Blanket for Mum & Dad - in progress

7.Bag for Joyce - in progress  :)

8. Wash cloths & bath puffs - always come in handy  :) 5 cloths and a coaster plus 5 cloths with pan scrubbers

9. BICO crochet baby cardi

10. Irish Lace scarf from Lion Brand - just needs the flowers ;D complete

11. crocheted crochet hook holder complete but working on an improved version  ;)

12. crochet mesh grocery bag complete

13.  Granny square cardigan for me complete

14. scatter cushions or just cushion covers x 4.

15. shawl pin complete

16. crocheted bag for sons gf complete

17. hexagon scrapghan

18. grocery bags x2 complete

19. Two blankets for Amy-Leigh - a collaboration with many wonderful generous ladies

20. JoAnns raffle gift - washcloths & soaps and calorimetry head band complete

21. Vickys raffle gift - dishcloth, pan scrubber, grocery bag complete

22. Broomstick lace scarf

23. A blanket for "BOB" my sisters jeep  ;D

24. baby bonnet & mesh cloche hat complete

25. Knitted washcloths & oatmeal milk bath for Sarah & Helen

26. Comfort blanket for donation to hosp' 8/20 squares completed

27. Wrap around pants x 2

28. Soap - honey oat & coconut milk complete (complete failure!!)

29. washcloths & bathroom goodies for Mary

30. MY FIRST DOILY!! complete  ;D

31. handmilled soaps  ;) complete

32. Lace Wheat doily complete


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: DeannaLynn06 on January 04, 2009 07:52:10 AM
I have finished my first two projects, an applique t-shirt and a pair of matching pj bottoms. I needed some new pjs to wear for the new year! I will post pics later in a little bit. (are we posting pics in this thread or just linking?)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on January 04, 2009 09:57:46 AM
I think we can post one or two pics and link to another post if there is one. What do you think?


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: DeannaLynn06 on January 04, 2009 10:03:07 AM
I like that idea. It makes me post my projects, but you guys can get a taste of them too.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: cosmo_mouse on January 04, 2009 11:19:10 AM
Oh this sounds like something I'd like to try. I was planning on trying to have a kind of handmade Christmas next year so lots of my projects would be things to help towards that! I'm trying to learn to crochet and knit (I was able to knit was I was little, I just seem to have forgotten  ::)) so I'll be trying to get there!

One of my first will be to create a journal/scrapbook for all of my creations.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: mslabelle on January 04, 2009 03:19:50 PM
I've been working on my list of stuff to work on.  I'm up to 60 projects.  So I shouldn't have a problem finding things to work on.  The list isn't in order of how they'll get done.

1. Doctor Who scarf
2. long plaid skirt (no pattern)
3. coral maxi dress (need lining)
4. green t shirt recon
5. Firebush (former USCG cutter) t shirt to pillow
6. build cardboard loom
7. shawl made using loom
8. green pillowcase to top recon
9. dressed up (decorated) canvas grocery bags
10. floppy earred rabbit
11. magazine and felt pictures
12. harness thing for Gracie (Lhasa Poo)
13. pink top from pattern (need lace)
14. 50s-ish sundress from pattern
15. painted box
16. long hair wrap
17. notebooks made from boxes, etc.
18. ribbon and felt bookmarks
19. nest pendant
20. nest earrings

That's the first 20.
Still working on #1.  I don't want to start anything new (big) till it's done.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Chanel on January 04, 2009 04:35:55 PM
I am in again. I don't actually have a planned list yet but I have already made a couple items for swaps. I will post pictures soon.

1. A jester Dotee doll
2. a set of poppet dolls


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: AlternaWidget on January 04, 2009 07:09:32 PM
Thanks for starting this again!

I hit the ground running today and will have pictures to post soon.

My plans are for stash-busting at every opportunity, both fabric and yarn. Do some good, make some people happy and warm, and clear out my space.  More Morsbags! More baby hats!

I want to make ALL gifts this year unless they were previously purchased and stored for upcoming events.

Mostly, I want to be busy and happy. My crafting partner in crime, my mom, can no longer knit or do crafts due to advanced Alzheimer's. I grieved. Now I will get moving.

Here's to 50!!





Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on January 04, 2009 07:56:00 PM
I'm pretty sure I want in on this one. I'm getting... rather bleh with the idea of swaps, and I want to make stuff for me for once. Don't know if I could hit the 50 - but then again, I might surprise myself.

So, here's my list
1) Soundscape embroidery (it will take bloody forever)
2) Knitted praying mantis Finished February 26
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=225542) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=225541) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=225540)
3) Skate bag
4) Doctor Horrible T-shirt
5) La Linea skirt
6) Kebaya blouse
7) T-shirt blanket
8) Little embroidery kit bag Finished January 25
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=213619) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=213620)
9) wrap skirt out of an old bed sheet
10) Roller derby dress
11) Bjork doll
12) Skirt with manga panel on it
13) Geisha girl cross stitch
14) Another yukata
15) Junkmail paper beads
16) More soft rollers for my hair
17) Spats
18) Fridge decoration
19) Refurbish side table
20) Crocheted hyperbolic plane
21) Ephemera bag
22) Shrug for my sister Finished Jan 14 (only 10 days late for her b'day)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=210174) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=211498)
23) Phoenix stuffie Finished Feb 1
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=216200) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=216199) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=216198)
24) Teardrop swap item Finished Feb 17
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=223138) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=223140)
25) Smooth swap item Finished Feb 17
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=223136) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=223135)
26) Orange swap item Finished Feb 17
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=223137) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=223139)
27) Gym bag for swap Finished March 17
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=240927) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=240926)
28) Little black skirt with buttons Finished February 24
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=224187) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=224186)
29) Set of revolutionary napkins Finished April 2
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=240924) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=240923) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=240922) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=240921)
30) 5x pairs of earrings Finished May 1
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=248929) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=248928) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=248927) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=248926) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=248925)
31) Cosmonaut dress with hat
32) Red derby skirt
33) embroidered jordy bag with hanacaraka
34) Ruffled black derby outfit
35) Collage book
36) napkins for a friend's wedding gift.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: imafundork on January 04, 2009 08:27:26 PM
I'm totally in on this!  My new year's resolution was to make at least 52 items this year and destash while I'm at it.  My first item is a felted clutch that's drying right now.  Tomorrow I plan on sewing a zipper into it.

A few of the things I want to make:
1) Crazy 9 patch quilt
2) Black infinity dress (I made a pink one already and the black fabric has been purchased, it's just a matter of making it!)
3) A new shower curtain (have the fabric already)
4) trash bag for my car (have fabric)
5) felt luggage tags
6) fabric coasters
7) throw pillows for my couch (one is 99% done...need to hand sew the opening shut)
8) 3 jersey skirts that I promised my SIL months ago
9) a quilt for my brother and SIL's new baby (due in May)
10)cloth pads
11) fabric basket
12) birthday presents


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on January 04, 2009 08:46:49 PM
Kitten - wow, songline embroidery would look amazing! and very time consuming and fiddly. do you have a specific song you want to do?


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on January 04, 2009 09:03:56 PM
Wuthering Heights was what got me started on the idea. There's a lot in that song, and I think it would be great to do..... I've just got to start on it!

Songlines might not be exactly the right word (and I'm aware that by using it, I'm probably appropriating Indigenous Australian culture), but it helps me remember the concept I have in mind. A sort of visual song representationy thingy.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 05, 2009 07:04:49 AM


A beret, I started with this pattern and jiggled it slightly  :) http://www.coatsandclark.com/NR/rdonlyres/CE7722A2-E2ED-4974-AA35-2F6A5463018F/76166/SB719_002.pdf



 2nd attempt, I added a couple more increases


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheOptimist on January 06, 2009 11:07:43 AM
I'm in!
I'm gonna include the things I make in the Christmas craft along thing, though, if that's ok. I'm not sure I can manage one craft a month, let alone one a week! But I'll try. =]


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: horsygirl321 on January 06, 2009 06:36:10 PM
ok, this is the LAST craftalong i'm joining! yeah right. i'm already doing the de-stash-along, the color craft-alond, and the holiday gift one. anywho, i might as well join this one! i just made some bangles with rainbow ribbon from my stash. so i figured that would count for the color craft-along, the de-stash along, and this one. but is that against the rules???


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Muria on January 06, 2009 07:18:14 PM
I saw this one last year, around December.  ::)   It sounded like fun, and the budget doesn't have swap shipping money (and the stash is out of control), so 50 projects craftalong is sounding good all around.  I started a ski mask three days ago, so it'll be my first project of the new year:  http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTantifreeze.html

No idea what the rest of the year will bring, but I suspect there will be clothes for DD for camp again around July, and probably a long sleeve knit top (sewn) after I'm done with the ski mask.  

*1. Antifreeze ski mask
*2. red sewn ski mask for 3 year old (that never gets worn)
*3. Fruits Basket rat cake for DD's birthday
*4. Shirt for DD's swap (sewn and embroidered)  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=291121.msg3388623#msg3388623)
*5. Similar shirt for DD (sewn, but not embroidered)
6. Knitted snake (still in progress)
*7. Chore bracelets (wish I'd thought of these for the crafty resolution challenge, though the idea hasn't helped me finish my chores more often, unfortunately)
*8. Magnolia bakery cupcakes (been meaning to try  this recipe  (http://www.recipezaar.com/Magnolia-Bakery-Vanilla-Cupcakes-133767) for months. Makes great cupcakes, though they tend to fall apart kind of easily. I'd been looking for a yellow cake recipe that has a good crumb texture, and this one's really good)
9. Cotton slips (so I don't have problems with clingy skirts next winter)
*10. xbox 360 cake for DS
*11. snake cake for other DS
*12. crafty party stuff (the kids colored t-shirts with fabric markers and painted little animal figurines, and I colored a spare)
*13. flower pens for other DS's teachers (pen + fake flower wired on + cotton yarn wrapped around the stem to hide the wire)
14. zigzag socks (  this pattern  (http://www.knitpicks.com/patterns/Zig_Zag_Socks_Pattern__D31057221.html) with Paton's Kroy Sock stripes (cyan stripes colorway:pretty!): about 1/2 inch into first sock the children cut the yarn. It's probably just as well, as I'm fairly sure I'd messed up the pattern and had to undo a bunch of it.  *sigh*
*14. Rasterbated image of Fruits Basket characters that I forgot I did until I checked the camera
*15.  Chocolate oblivion truffle torte  (http://www.realbakingwithrose.com/recipes/RLB%27s%20Chocloate%20Oblivion%20Truffle%20Torte.pdf) (really, really rich: and though it says the bake time is 60 minutes, it's 15 minutes with a 45 minute cooldown on the counter before refrigerating. There's a video on the website that makes that clear, but the pdf I linked is less useful.  It's really not a cake/torte. It's really more of a cake-shaped truffle (inside of a chocolate, not the mushroom), or a dense chocolate soufflé, maybe. It tastes good, though.  :)
*16. Strawberry rhubarb pie for DH's birthday (with a couple of leftover raspberries thrown in just because)
*17. Tie front shrug made in about two hours this morning to wear with the sleeveless dress I decided to wear today (it took two hours because I ended up ripping out two of the seams due to user error).
*18. Frosted a "cookie cake" to look (nothing) like Cloud Strife from Kingdom Hearts for DD's friend's birthday.   Also baked cookies a day later, so I'll claim the whole cookie cake, even though I did the two things separately.  :)  The people whom I decorated the thing for were impressed, and I guess that's the important part, right?
*19. Japanese Melon Pan (cookie bread?): http://hidehide.net/melon-english.shtml
*20. Japanese chocolate cornets:  http://www.akiba-station.com/blog/?p=655  These last two go together because the yeast dough for the melon bread is the same as the yeast dough for the cornets.  Both were made because my anime-mad daughter wanted to try some.  :)  Either my scale's a bit inaccurate, or the chocolate center for the cornets is *really* dark chocolate.  Though DD says the cornets are "more fun" to eat, she prefers the flavor of the melon pan.
*21. A totebag made with Japanese character and solid purple fabric that my daughter sent in her most recent swap package, and didn't take a picture of. And I'm not sure her swap partner has ever posted pictures in a gallery, so it's likely to remain unphotographed.
*22. some fairly plain flash cards to go with the totebag
*23. Messenger bag for a swap  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=311538.msg3640618#msg3640618
*24-28. 5 pair of Sleep shorts for DS for camp (completed in 1 day!!)
*29. Cut my sons' hair (all three of them.  Nothing exciting, but I did use scissors, so it's crafty, right?)
*30. Birthday cake for my 4 year old (one of these days, I'm going to get  number 6 finished. It may not be this year...  ::)  )
*31. Hamper liners
*32. butterfly pot holders (personal swap)
*33. paint DS's skeleton halloween costume
*34. make DD a skirt dress for a wedding at the end of the month (funny how these projects morph over time)
*35. make DS a dinosaur halloween costume
*36. make DD a corset for the wedding (she insisted)
*37 decorate a hoodie for the hoodie swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=325624.msg3781056#msg3781056)
*38. necklace for the hoodie swap (also in #37's link)
*39. Advent calendar for Christian swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=328372.msg3823262#msg3823262 )
*40. peanut brittle for DH
*41. ornament for Christmas

*- Done




Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: littlebiskit on January 07, 2009 05:56:04 AM
Yay!  First project of 2009 is done and ready to head out the door!

I made a duct tape wallet for OldPrin to give to her guy as part of a Valentine's Day gift. 

See? (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=286035.new)

I'm also approximately half done with my cross stitch.  (I would be further along, but I left my tote at my mom's house last night, which is why I had time to do this wallet!   :D)

This is probably my fourth duct tape wallet, and it's my best overall construction so far!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Disco Queen Highness on January 08, 2009 05:42:55 PM
I'm up to 8 finished projects so far for 2009.  I can't list all of them or post pics yet because they are either for a swap or related to that swap.  None are from the list I posted for myself.  Opps.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: meleriffic on January 08, 2009 09:06:21 PM
I don't know if I could complete 50 projects, but I'd sure like to try. It'll be a great goal.

I already know of 3 that I'll be doing for sure.

1. Tote for my MILs birthday
2. Ball for my son's birthdy
3. Mickey Mouse cross stitch for my BILs birthday.

(If only crafting wasn't so expensive!)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: dannispring240 on January 08, 2009 09:17:32 PM
Yay! I have somethings to post! ^^

1. Elf hat for boyfriend (I made me a santa hat for christmas, and decided to make him one for next christmas!



Then I had him wear both (He didnt like it very much  :D )


2. Beanie for my brother (modeled by my boyfriend again). My brother said he wanted a beanie with a big strip down the middle "Like a mow-hawk"



3. Beanie for my boyfriend, using the remaining yarn from the elf hat. (1 of 12)




Yeah, I know they are all crocheted things, but I was bit by the bug.  ;D
Other mediums to come!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on January 09, 2009 09:56:59 AM
Hey everybody!  I want to play too!  I know a few things I want to make this year...and a pair of knitted socks is one of them! I've just learned to knit and I'm still stuck in the scarf stage. I think once I'm done with my swaps I'll take a break (yeah...right) and do somethings for myself!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: DeannaLynn06 on January 09, 2009 09:11:37 PM
I am up to 8 projects done and 16 quilt blocks. I don't really know whether to count the quilt blocks as a finished project, but I am counting them in my 3-4 items per week. I feel they are big accomplishment towards a larger more time consuming project.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on January 09, 2009 11:54:40 PM
I've done a few altered journal pages that you can see here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=248633.msg3244790#msg3244790), it's not really a finished craft but I don't know if I'll even be done with it by next year.
I'm also working on another thing that may take a while - an altered my little pony! But it's at least half-done, so you may see it soon.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: horsygirl321 on January 10, 2009 12:18:25 PM
i've got some projects to post, but i was wondering: should i post the pictures right on here, or just a link to them?


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on January 10, 2009 12:26:07 PM
I think an overall picture and a link would be good.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: kstaron on January 10, 2009 06:37:13 PM
I have to join this year. I lurked without posting and decided to keep track of my projects last year which totaled 129!  The projects I'm planning this year are mostly bigger and are more challenging so 50 is a good goal.

So far this year I've done (and will post pics soon):pics now here!
1) cabled earwarmer (first time with cables and charting)

2) Cabled headband which designed myself (can you see me beaming proudly?)

3) Recon of a too big floor length boring standard coat to knee length, empire waist ruffly collar and sleeve coat (undid nearly every seam in reconning it)

4) ribbon rosette pin to match trim on coat

5) ribbon socks of my own design

6)crocheted shoelaces


What I'm planning includes:
2 large knit scarves with lots of stripes (hogwarts and dr who)
a knifty knitter shrug
a knit tank
knit bathing shorts
2 knit pairs of socks
a knit tutu dress for my little Sprite
Reconning a pair of cords
reconning a shirt into a skirt/skort
Using remnants of reconned shirt and scraps to make another shirt
Making a bag out of comics for my DH
maybe some fabric bin type things
A corset for a halloween costume (and the rest of the costume)
music shaker
poppet
World of warcraft clothes for DH
poppet clothes
tree of life pendant
cookie monster hat
a goddess doll
various felt play food
A couple of dishcloths
....
I don't think this list ever actually ends.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: kstaron on January 11, 2009 06:47:32 AM
and #7) a fascinator:


couldn't sleep last night so made this.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: takia on January 11, 2009 07:28:22 AM
I could use this motivation...  ;D

My list, as I can quickly think of...

-About 8 or 12 scarves for my american mom. I am making an effort to visit her on november this year, and the scarves are for her, her grandchildren and their parents. A big family, indeed.
-A quilt blanket with the scraps I begged everyone at the day hospital to give me.
-Make myself an 'eco-bag' for groceries & stuff.
-Some kind of bag or cover for my new laptop (gotta protect it!)
-A cellphone cover for my boyfriend
-A.. what's called in english? lol a thingy made of fabric with pockets for shoes to hang on a wall or in the back of a door.
-Some kind of drawer or shelf to store my incense and candles
-Repair my bookshelves before they actually fall on my head  :P does that count?
-Make myself a makeup bag and a coin bag.
-Make a candle holder and a vase for my dad's

well I hope with time I come up with more things to do (=



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: EKO on January 11, 2009 07:48:20 AM
I don't know If I'll make 50 but I'd like to try.  at the very least this will help me keep track of what I have done this year.  right?

So far I have done the following:

1. A stuffed beach ball rattle for my niece. ( I think I will make more for loot bags at my daughters birthday)

2. A crocheted calorimetry. I want to make more of these for my nieces.

3. A stuffed quilted rattle cube thing to match a quilt I am making for my best friends soon to be baby boy.

4. A yoga mat bag, made from an old pair of my jeans. ( will be entering that in this months challenge.)

Projects on the go and soon to be done.

5. the quilt for my best friends shower.

6. some dish clothes for a swap I am in.

I think there are a few others but I cant  think of them right now.


I will post pictures soon.  that is the only resolution i would like to keep this year is keep all of my on line presences up to date.



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: mslabelle on January 11, 2009 11:07:23 AM
I'll only be getting some knitting done the next couple of weeks.  We're going to Florida to see manatees and then on the the wonderful world of Disney.  My husband is 31, born and raised in Georgia and has never even been near Disney World.  I'll be looking for stuff for my altered book while I'm gone.
I have gotten some things done.

1. a hip pocket thing
2. green pillowcase to cute top recon
3. penguin stamped paint chip bookmark

Doctor Who scarf is about a third done.  It's not really travel friendly so it's staying home.  I don't want to pack 7 skeins of yarn.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Molly.Connelly on January 11, 2009 01:27:33 PM
ok so I wanted to do this last year but started craftster too late to do so. so I'm starting this year!
ok so here goes  ;D

1. starghans for shriners; I am wanting to make at least 20 of these and I didn't know if I wanted to put all of them on my list so for now it will count as one. I've gotten three done so far and working on my fourth.
2. wedding present for my bf's brother and fiance; I have no idea what I'm going to make them so far
3.use this pattern: http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/80751AD.html?noImages=
to help me make an Avenged Sevenfold something
4. very chunky cowl: http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/80304AD.html?noImages=
5. market bag: http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/70221A.html?noImages=
6. checkers set: http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/k1FeltedCheckers.html?noImages=
7. slipper socks: http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/cwe-socks.html?noImages=

that's all I can really think of for now but I'll add on later  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Chanel on January 11, 2009 08:29:48 PM
okay here is my first picture. I still need to upload pics of the other items I have made.

1. Jester dotee
2. poppet dolls
3. felt star ornaments-

4. 14 owl pincushions
5. berets for girl scouts
6. Added ribbon to son's dance regalia.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Narimasu on January 12, 2009 09:21:58 PM
I'd be really curious to see if I get near 50 projects a year. I feel like I'm not very productive, but when I list things I've done it seems to add up a bit. So--I'm in!!

Here's a few of the things I can think of that I either need to finish or want to get started (and finished!)
1. Finish my husband's rooster quilt. (Been working on this one for years but this is the year!)
2. Make my granddaughter a stuffed snake.
3. Make a wall hanging of our church which is going to be torn down shortly.
4. Spin up a 9 pound bag of alpaca fiber given to me by a neighbor (need to practice my spinning first!!)
5. Combine interesting yarns into new yarns
6. Felt some landscape pieces.
7. Make a three part quilt with two friends and swap the pieces around to make a new quilt
8. Make a nine-patch thirties quilt with a cat ripping down the center
9. Make post-a-note covers for the member of my quilt group
10. Make ornaments for each family member.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: stringofpearls on January 14, 2009 04:47:34 AM
Count me in!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: tvelez on January 14, 2009 02:21:07 PM
OHH me too me too!! This will get me to finish what i need to get done! I have a lot of things i wanted done for this past christmas, but i overwhelmed myself

1 Thanksgiving Apron for my cousin
2 Thanksgiving apron for my mom
3 christmas apron for my mom
4 christmas apron for me
5 poppet
6 poppet clothes
7 Bell sleeve dress (already mostly cut out)
8 band for christmas stocking (already started)
9 christmas stocking
10 Yule gifts (08) (i'm a lil late on these, but i'm sending out anyway)

I'm sure theres more- i have so many 1/2 finished projects its rediculous!!

Blessings,
Tina


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on January 14, 2009 02:39:15 PM
I've been working on things, but they're all fairly big projects so this quick one is the first one I've finished: headbands, a la mushter.



See the full post with a link to the original thread here. (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=287187.0)
I'm glad I'm in this craftalong, I think it will inspire me to be more productive.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: the jenya on January 15, 2009 12:30:35 AM
Alrighty, I only made it to 37 last year (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=217500.msg2902105#msg2902105) before September but my trade is comics and I know I made enough of those. Would people mind if I posted links to the future comics I make? That way I don't get pic heavy? I also have many plans for crafts of a knitting and sewing nature but damn if I don't work my butt off on these comics!

1. Zombie Costume and Choreography
On Sunday, I was in the National Karaoke League's Texas Showdown and needed to make a quick costume for our group song where we were zombies! Yea for recycling this sad sack of a dress into something fun!

I also dressed Tom the plummer and Lucy the skater:


Future plans include:

1-Knit socks, wearable ones
2-Make car seats for my poor Honda in these -10 degree weather
3-Make some hand-bound journals
4-Create some more drop spine books
5-Knit something (armwarmers) FOR ME, I always give things away
6-Knit my boyfriend a scarf (the guy with no pants on, above)
7-Make a Halloween costume
8-Make costumes for each comic book movie I see
9-Make T-shirts for my website
10-Illustrate children's book
11-Make a pen case for my roomie
12-Paint my mom's studio


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on January 15, 2009 03:35:50 PM
Yay, projects 2 & 3 are done!

First, the amazing David Bowie my little pony! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=287390.0)



Yay!

Next, a pair of driving mittens (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=287393.0), which aren't as nice as I wanted them to be, but they didn't take all that long, so meh.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on January 15, 2009 04:01:12 PM
I've finished the first of my projects - which was a shrug I made for my sister's birthday. I'd sent her a bunch of patterns, and she chose the Nob Hill pattern from Knitty, but didn't want "it to look so chunky! I don't like chunky!"

*headache*

I used yarn and needles far below the recommended sizes, and came up with a swatch that was nowhere close to gauge. A lot of math and a rewritten pattern later, and I was on my way.

Here's the finished shrug. The lighting was shocking - I had to use the inbuilt computer camera inside at night... and my room does always look that messy.



I'm far more busty than my dear sister, so it's a little stretched over me, but I got my sister to try it on, and it fit her nicely.

As an added bonus, I saw she was carrying the jordy bag I made her last year. I asked her about it, and she said "It's my lunchbox! I need you to make me another one that's bigger and another one that's smaller!" In some ways, I feel flattered ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: wifeofbath on January 15, 2009 06:45:53 PM
Maybe I'm overly influenced by seeing all the activity people here have already generated, but I'm in. I did the arithmetic and (rounding up a bit) it's only 4.25 projects per month. I think I can handle that.

I've done some already.  Re the first project on the list, I started the bottom band around Christmas, but I'm counting it as a 2009 project because the majority of the knitting (including the time-consuming part that involved learning new technique) and all of the finishing work was done in January.

 1. Penguin hat.
 2. RHSoft fingerless gloves with thumb gusset.
 3. Camo fingerless gloves with peasant-type thumb. {90% done}
 4. Green Caron SS Shadows beret. {95% done}
 5. Recycled yarn fingerless gloves for my father. {maybe 15% done}

Other things I'd like to do in the upcoming months:

* Knit recycled yarn fingerless gloves for me, maybe in seed stitch.
* Knit at least one more beret.
* Knit a sweater--probably Tomato.
* Knit a shawl.
* Knit something in houndstooth check, probably fingerless gloves.
* Knit (or maybe sew) a tea cosy.
* Knit a Jayne hat.

* Make a few extra fancy, beg. of round stitch markers.

* Crochet purple starghan for sister.
* Crochet a few uber-simple bookmarks to stick in gift books.

* Sew tee-shirt panties for self (at least 3-5 pair).
* Sew two more unisex robes for husband and self.

* Stencil/paint a cool HP tee-shirt for the Harry Potter movie this summer.

* Sew robes for 18" doll.
* Knit a beret for 18" doll.


Anyway, that's what I'm thinking about now. My main focus is de-stashing, but I also want to learn some new things and to get better about finishing things in a timely manner. I think joining this CAL may help me be more productive.



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: StonesWifey on January 15, 2009 08:32:20 PM
I'm in..It'll be a good motivation for me to get off my bum and do sum...I'll make a list tomorrow!! I know what the first one for sure is though

1.. Monarch wings for Aspen's concert (My 7 year old daughter) (She get's to be the best butterfly, speaking part and all..The WIngs HAVE to be Gorgeous!!) :-*


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: crystabrittany on January 16, 2009 02:42:09 AM
Holy smokes.  This sounds exactly like the kind of over-ambitious thing I'd try.  So I'm in!  (And it goes along perfectly with my "Do One New Thing Each Month" resolution.)

First up, (and maybe this is cheating, I don't know) is to finish a cabled bag that I started AGES ago and have completely ignored around since.  I ran into an issue with the pattern - namely that it asked me to use way more yarn that I deemed necessary - and so while deciding how to solve this problem I basically abandoned it.  Well, it's coming back, darn it, and I'm finishing it!

Next will be socks for myself, my uncle, and my aunt, as I got the Two-at-a-Time Socks book for Christmas.  So far, it's a little complicated, but I think I'll get the hang of it.

I've got a list of jewelry I want to make, to use up some bead stash from my bead-store-employee days.

I also want to get on this embroidery train.

AND, after seeing someone's post on here of a crocheted fedora, I know I've got to pick up a hook again.

Plus sewing.

And I want to experiment with resin.

Oh, and shrinky dink and card-making and quilting and bead weaving and the thousand ideas I got while reading the book Coraline...

it appears this will be a snap. 

(oooh, snaps...)  :0)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: tvelez on January 16, 2009 06:20:26 AM
Woo-hoo! 6 done! I knew this would be a good idea. I almost gave up on the stocking band (i'm very new to crocheting) but decided to finish so i could get onto completing more projects! ;D

1.   Thanksgiving apron for mom (1/2 done)
2.   Thanksgiving apron for cousin (1/2 done)
3.   Christmas apron for mom
4.   Christmas apron for me
5.   Poppet
6.   Poppet clothes
7.   Bell sleeve dress
8.   Crochet band for Christmas stocking
9.   Christmas stocking

10.   Yule gifts 08 (Goddess Dolls 2/7 done)
11.   Yule gifts 09
12.   Dr Who swap (multiple items, not sure how many yet)
13.   WWP swap (multiple items, not sure how many yet)
14.   ‘Help me lose weight’ swap (multiple items, not sure how many)
15.   Bookmark swap-cclewis05 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=286196.msg3259142#msg3259142
16.   Bookmark swap-michowl
17.   Bookmark swap-donniesgirl
18.   Bookmark swap-ellenmarie https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=286196.msg3258960#msg3258960
19.   Scrapbook update (Sept-Dec)
20.   Celtic x-stitch- winter
21.   Celtic x-stitch- spring
22.   Celtic x-stitch- summer
23.   Celtic x-stitch- autumn
24.   Pentagram Latch Hook (1/2 done)
25.   Crochet Square a month- January

I don't have any pics yet, but once my swap partners post pics i'll post the links here :) I still have to take pics of the stocking

Blessings, Tina


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: kstaron on January 17, 2009 05:22:39 PM
I've been busy Here are the latest things I've finished:

8)9 angel ornaments for the my sprouts daycare providers


9)recon: I made a black velvet skirt shorter


10)5 poly clay stitch markers (middle) from paper clips

11)loom knitting tool poly clay (right) from a paper clip. Destroyed the one that came with the kit. I was having real issues with the yarn getting too tight.

12)paper clip crochet hook (top), cause occasionally I need one for my knitting



13)purple ruffle skirt from shirt recon: I took a regualt button down shirt and reconned it to make a skirt. Took some curtains I had made but never hung up and added a waist band and ruffles.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: crystabrittany on January 18, 2009 08:13:39 AM
So I hadn't even thought to count these until this morning, when I realized they were done and I could move on to other crafts!

My Americorps team is hosting a Home Energy Efficiency Fair today for Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service.  At the fair, we'll be giving away CFLs and draft busters - those little stuffed tubes that you put against your door cracks to keep the cold air out.

Well being the only person with a sewing machine, I was in charge of the busters.  I made 36 in all.  Basically sewed up scraps of fabric, stuffed with polyfill (a lot of polyfill) and then hand sewed the tops (long story about why my sewing machine was not an option for the tops).

Here's the whole lot of them:


And the three fabric options, with my smartwool-socked foot for scale.


And, my poster on why CFLs are so awesome!


So that's #1 and #2 done!  Woot!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: the jenya on January 18, 2009 09:48:12 AM
Yeah for energy efficiency!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on January 18, 2009 11:05:07 AM
I like the busters, cristabrittany, they're going on my to-do list I think.

#4 last night, patched three pairs of my dad's work pants. A little fancy stitchery around the edges to make them look neat, and they're ready to get covered in paint splatters and caulking! woo!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: littlebiskit on January 18, 2009 11:58:56 AM
Wow, after looking at that poster I'm very proud of myself for insisting my husband not buy the crappy old bulbs at Target today, and paying for CFLs myself.  *sticks thumbs in suspenders, old-school style*   :D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: AlternaWidget on January 18, 2009 05:10:06 PM
Hi! You guys are all so impressive - I hope I can keep up! :) 

Here's my first of 50:



A simple cupcake apron for my wonderful daughter. It started as a freebie pattern from the craft store, and took on a life of its own. Lots of fun to make.





Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: DeannaLynn06 on January 18, 2009 05:13:16 PM
that apron rocks, I am trying to figure out what type of apron to make for a swap and now I have another bit of inspiration.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: AlternaWidget on January 18, 2009 05:29:23 PM
Thank you! The original pattern was a freebie from "Fabric Palette", a mfg of fat quarters. I am happy to scan it for you (it's a free pattern to grab off the display, afterall), but honestly, it has a couple of errors in it, and it is pretty basic.
I took lots of liberties with it. :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on January 18, 2009 06:20:54 PM
I so want to join in on this. Can I include stuff Ive made for swaps?


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on January 18, 2009 06:38:01 PM
Yes definitely! Welcome! :D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: crystabrittany on January 19, 2009 06:42:34 AM
Thanks for all the love about the draft busters, and yay for CFLs!  The fair yesterday was a huge hit, and we only had 4 draft busters left over! 

Now on to more knitting...  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 19, 2009 07:12:00 AM
  The fair yesterday was a huge hit, and we only had 4 draft busters left over! 

That is GREAT  ;D

I'm hoping to finish a blanket I'm crocheting today although I am rapidly running out of day *lol* Its 3pm and I haven't touched it yet!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Gem_candy on January 19, 2009 12:19:48 PM
Can I join?

I'm going to start a scrapbook first. ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: shesaidthat on January 19, 2009 04:08:46 PM
OOO OOO OOOO   I wanna join!   I LOVE stuff like this.  I've already completed:

a large Raggy Quilt for my granddaughter Hannah
a Cape for my Gdaughter Hannah
a raggy quilt laptop case (was supposed to sell on my Etsy but my laptop looks sew cozy in there ;)
2 capes for my etsy
2 blanket buntings for etsy
a pincushion for my sewing needles only!
2 puzzle balls
2 dresses for etsy
matching headband for one of the dresses
matching bonnet for the other
a lap afghan for a friend


whoa....I got a head start eh?

Cindy...who is off to look for an intro forum and set her siggy and preferences!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: kstaron on January 21, 2009 03:23:30 PM
14) Tree of life from soladite
15) tree of life from pearls
16) row counter bracelet inspired by other craftster like this: but I haven't taken a pic yet: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=241601.0
17) rapunzel scarf


18) mandala coloring book
19) sudoku book
20) magazine coaster
21) covered journal
22) decopaged picture frame

What I'm planning includes:
2 large knit scarves with lots of stripes (hogwarts and dr who)
a knifty knitter shrug: partially done!
a knit tank
knit bathing shorts
2 knit pairs of socks
a knit tutu dress for my little Sprite
Reconning a pair of cords
reconning a shirt into a skirt/skort
Using remnants of reconned shirt and scraps to make another shirt
Making a bag out of comics for my DH
maybe some fabric bin type things
A corset for a halloween costume (and the rest of the costume)
music shaker
poppet
World of warcraft clothes for DH
poppet clothes
tree of life pendant
cookie monster hat
a goddess doll
various felt play food
A couple of dishcloths


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: kishcrafts on January 21, 2009 04:20:26 PM
I think this might be a cool way to keep track of things I make during the year as well as the much needed motivation to get some projects off the ground and running!!

0/50 completed

*in no particular order ;)

Polymer clay items:
1. Twilight Cullen Crest for the Salute to Twilight Convention in San Francisco (Feb 20-22)
2. Donation to my godson's school auction. Polymer clay sculpture of some sort
3. Valentine Conversation Heart Candy charms (http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.53517175.jpg)
4. surprises for celticgoddess
5. Raiders light switch plate for mr.kishcrafts
6. baseball and bat earrings for upcoming baseball season
7. Edward Scissorhands Christmas tree ornament  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=194684.msg2053788#msg2053788) made in the same way as these
8. Tournee du Chat Noir pendant (http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.25515658.jpg)
9. Tshirt with stenciled angel wings  (http://[url=http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.10557843.jpg)]trinket box using beadizzygirl's tute[/url]


Other craft methods:
10. Rapunzel scarf  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=272007.0)
11. magazine garbage can (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=232043.0)
12. Star Wars matryoshka dolls (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=285670.msg3235451#msg3235451)
13. resin pendants
14. needle felted cat
15. Star Wars Imperial Logo T-Shirt
 (http://www.stylinonline.com/starwars.html)
16. Tshirt with stenciled angel wings  (http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.10557843.jpg)
17. faux plaster/silicone cupcakes (http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.53185363.jpg)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: rhina on January 21, 2009 05:27:24 PM
I think I have to jump in to this boat - though I don't plan on rocking it all that much.  *g*

I've got a mental list going, so I might as well as put it down here so you guys can hold me to it (one hopes!):

Already done (pictures to come at some point):
1. Snowflakes
2. Valentine classroom decor

To Do:
1. Slytherin crochet scarf
2. Scoodie for a friend
3. Advent calendar for my son
4. DS wallet for son
5. Holder for MP3 player for son
6. Wrap for friend
7. Lightbox
8. Rapunzel scarf for self
9. Gag gift for brother (suggestions?!)
10. Gag gift for second brother
11. Gag gift for sister-in-law
12. Washcloths - one for each day of the week

I think that's enough to start on - perhaps I should be crafting and not poking around on the computer.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: flower on January 21, 2009 05:47:44 PM
I'm in.  Here's is my list so far:

1 Felt embroidered baby booties
2 Monkey pin cushion(OTT 20 swap)
3 Baby mobile
4 Finish coffee bean photo frame I started a million years ago
5 Handprint stepping stones
6 “52 ways I love you” deck of cards
7 Resin spoon pendants
8 Resin magnets w/ pictures of my kids
9 Random resin magnets
10 Germ stuffies for me
11 Germ stuffies gift
12 Resin knitting needles
13 Star Wars toilet seat cover
14 cassette tape wallet
15 Wool embroidered potholders
16 Embroidered t-shirts for me (I make them for gifts but never for me!!)
17 Purple stuffed platypus
18 Yellow stuffed platypus
19 3 draft busters
20 hair barettes to use up all my fabric yo yos
21 Resin letters using my alphabet molds - (paperweights or wallhangings)
22 whimsy jar
23 tissue box cover
24 ceramic pen & thrifted container project
25 rapunzel scarf
26 passport cover
27 cactus stuffie
28 2 needle books
29 Wicket Ewok for son
30 pacifier clips
31 button bookmarks
32 hair doodads for neice
33 lavendar sachet
34 2 sleep masks
35 coffee cuff
36 luggage tags
37 bat stenciled t-shirt
38 Learn to needlefelt!
39 baby onesies
40 baby washcloth

 


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: anitacj on January 21, 2009 08:19:10 PM
 :).Count me in.I didn't get near 50 projects last year.But I'm sure gonna try to make it this year.This is the list so far:
1. Finish christmas afghan( didn't get it finished due to illness).
2. Make another pair of fingerless gloves for myself.Made 1 pair & was so much fun gotta make another.
3. Make 2 hats for mom.
That's all I can think of for now.But I know I'll come up with some more as the year goes by. ;)
Just thought of some more.
4. 20-30 ( or more ) x-stitched christmas ornaments.May be more as gifts depends on how hard they are to make. ::).Do I count them as 1 craft or separate?


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Sera unravled on January 21, 2009 08:58:22 PM
I'm definitely joining.  I recently moved back in with my mom and all my craft supplies are in boxes.  this will give me an excuse to unpack everything.  I have already started knitting a blanket with cables.  And I have a few more ideas.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: nofury on January 22, 2009 03:43:45 PM
I'm in!!! I wanted to join last year, but saw it a bit late. I'll just post one pic and a link to the full post. Then, when I add more, I'll just take out the pics.

1 & 2 Knitty's Calorimetery & Gloves from One Skien:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=286570.0

3. Knitted Socks:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=286572.0

4. Freezer paper Armadillo shirts and card for mom:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=286574.0

5. Bag for storing my comforter during the summer:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288042.0

6. Star Shirt:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288048.0

7. Door Hanger/Organizer:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288054.0

8. Purse with bamboo handles:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288056.0

9. MASH shoulder bag from a t-shirt:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288057.0

10. Om in the Home:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288059.0

It's a start!!!

I'm currently working on a fabric scarf and a cover for my sewing machine.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: PlasticTaco on January 22, 2009 04:01:39 PM
Oh I'm definitely in, better late then never.  I already made a dress, so 49 to go!  Also I have a bunch of late Christmas gifts to finish...luckily we moved our exchange to Valentines day.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeonix on January 22, 2009 06:08:43 PM
I have lots of time to craft as of right now, just not a lot of money to spend doing it, or mailing things, so I'm out of swaps for awhile until I get my financial situation turned around. Here's my To-Do list!

1. Crochet Cheeseburger
2. Unusual Cross-Stitch (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288664.msg3274941#msg3274941)
3. Monster Book of Monsters (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288662.msg3274933#msg3274933)
4. Amigurumi Dragon (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289306.msg3282974#msg3282974)
5. Crochet Baby Afghan (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=302280.msg3454282#msg3454282)
6. Carousel Cross-Stitch [WIP]
7. Another Amigurumi Dragon for Katie (orange) (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=290033.msg3293355#msg3293355)
8. Another Amigurumi Dragon for Lindsay (pink)
9. Slippers
10. Scrapbook/Cookbook [WIP]
11. Amigurumi Gnome (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=301395.msg3441670#msg3441670)
12. Another Amigurumi Dragon (sigh) for Josh (blue) (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=308511.msg3537122#msg3537122)
13. Secret book hiding place (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=248633.msg3323550#msg3323550) because I've always wanted one but never really know what to do with them, lol...Tutorial (http://how2dostuff.blogspot.com/2006/02/how-to-make-secret-hollow-book.html)
14. Frog cross stitch
15. Dragonfly cross stitch
16. Gift & Card for Mom's Birthday (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=296555.msg3376791#msg3376791)
17. Homemade bookbinding project
18. Linguine Dolls: pattern (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=300848.msg3465384#msg3465384)
19. Felt Robot (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=308513.msg3537136#msg3537136)
20. Froggy bank
21. Caterpillar door decorator
22. Gun embroidery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=310735.msg3568362#msg3568362)
23. Rainbow wedding dragon

Probably a lot of my projects will be amigurumi and other crocheted things. I'm new to it but I love it!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: crystabrittany on January 22, 2009 07:04:17 PM
nofury, I loooove the Caliometry.  When I worked teaching environmental ed in the cold and rainy Pacific Northwest winter, my "uniform" always included one of those.  When the other girls saw them, we were all knitting them just as busy as bees!  The leaf buttons are super cute, too!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TwiztidBlood on January 22, 2009 08:11:48 PM
Im in,

so far this year ive completed 72 things:
1. fabric fortune cookies
2. felt animal cozies
3. fabric bucket
4. a hanging sachet
5. mitten ornament
6. polymer clay buttons
7. 2 fabric placemats
8. oven mitt
9. black tree skirt
10. snuggly for my ragdoll cat
11. fabric headbands
12. fabric cup cozy
13. Cat huggy buddy
14. Fabric Headbands
15. Fabric Coasters
16. Handspun Brown Wool
17. Fabric Valentines
18. Amy Butler Cat
19. 3 Chunky Pages
20. Mouse Cross Stitch Card
21. Katamari Cross Stitch
22. Knit Hat
23. Felt Pouches
24. Fabric Hair Curlers
25. Crochet Smore
26. Crochet Hot Dog
27. Fabric Bucket
28. Finger Mitts
29. Felt Food
30. Cake Slice
31. Sushi Pot Holder
32. 4 Chunky Pages
33. 3 Fabric ATC's
34. Shopping Bag
35. Tote Bag
36. Fabric Coasters
37. 2 Crochet Cowls
38. " of course I care " cross stitch
39. Outdoors Quilt
40. Spun handdyed ramboulet
41. Catwarming ball set
42. Kitty ear hat
43. Recipe book
44. Crochet Totoro x 3
45. Button Magnets
46. Needle felted eggs
47. Fabric covered buttons
48. Crochet Breakfast
49. Crochet Octopus
50. 6 Chunky Pages
51. 3 Bunny nuggets
52. 3 Crochet bangles
53. 2 Crochet pot holders
54. Tree of life pendants
55. Rainbow scarf
56. Handspun Ramb in Blues
57. Homemade Soap
58. Earrings
59. Handspun/Handdyed " Spring "
60. Handdyed " Fall "
61. Handspun Jacobs Wool
62. Crochet Bear Hat
63. White Totoro
64. Banana Cozy
65. Apple Cozy
66. More Crochet Food
67. Elf Booties
68. Mini Batts Handspun
69. UCV Roving Handspun
70. Green Cowl
71. Crochet Cat Toys
72. Crochet Wipes

 

I have more things almost complete:
quilted stocking
knit socks
christmas bear
merry moose
heart banner


postage stamp quilt, ive collected 1820 squares so far.
sewhelpme postage stamp quilt, 2,304 squares

heres a list of things i need to start
Heart Quilt as a wedding gift
Flower Skirt
2 Summer Skirts
Pig Potholder
Cupcake house with bear
Triangle Pot Holder
Felt Santa Stocking
2x Rudolph Stuffed Animals
Knit socks for myself
Log cabin style pillow cover
Amish quited pillow cover
Pin cushion



Ill keep adding on as things come up I need to make

also, I have posted the items Ive made so far this year on my blog
http://stitchesandknits.wordpress.com/ (http://stitchesandknits.wordpress.com/)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: nofury on January 22, 2009 08:27:39 PM
nofury, I loooove the Caliometry.  When I worked teaching environmental ed in the cold and rainy Pacific Northwest winter, my "uniform" always included one of those.  When the other girls saw them, we were all knitting them just as busy as bees!  The leaf buttons are super cute, too!

Thanks! I'm trying to make more for myself, and the calorimetry is PERFECT because I hate wearing my hair down. I bought those buttons ages ago for absolutely no reason other than I loved them. I love how it all came together. I was trying to figure out some way to incorporate the buttons onto the gloves, but with the textured cuff, it just didn't happen. I'm ok with that!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 23, 2009 02:05:55 AM
Lovely Calorimetry Nofury, perfect colour with those fabbo buttons  ;D

#2. I've finished a crochet blanket for my oldest son.

I got a Xmas gift from an anonymous lady on another forum of 8 skeins of Bernat camo yarn  :o :o :o I used 3 green & 3 desert for this  ;D

Still working on the Snowflake afghan  ::)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: vrt13 on January 23, 2009 08:10:34 AM
this will be a great way to keep track of endless list of things i want to make and help motivate me to get them done. Also help stash-bust.

1. a quilt (i have never made one before)
2. T-shirt blanket
3. knitting Checker lap blankets
4. purse
5. venture brothers shawl (need to make up a pattern) monach logo on the back
6. knitted trees for photo background
7. Apron and oven mitts for me
8. cloth napkins and placematts
9. pillowcase skirt
10. Dress out of my mom's vintage curtains
11. catnip toys for the kitties
12. resin pendant using photos
13. Circle skirt



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: DeannaLynn06 on January 23, 2009 08:46:46 AM
That blanket is awesome! What stitch did you use? I love how it swirls.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TwiztidBlood on January 23, 2009 09:45:24 AM
great blanket kook


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 23, 2009 10:42:44 AM
That blanket is awesome! What stitch did you use? I love how it swirls.
great blanket kook

Thank you  ;D I used  this square http://www.heartmadeblessings.org/patterns/dreamcatcher.asp  (http://www.heartmadeblessings.org/patterns/dreamcatcher.asp) for the blanket, its one of my favourite squares to make  ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: calluna on January 23, 2009 09:21:14 PM
I didn't want to join in last year because I thought I would put too much pressure on myself trying to get to 50. This year I knew it was possible--and I got there with 3 months to spare! I'm finding it's good to keep track of how many things I actually complete, because I forget, and then I don't celebrate the completion, I only fret about all the unfinished/unrealized projects.  :)

#    Project
1    Cards for Valentines ATC swap - finished 8 cards
they can be viewed here: http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?u=2668
2    Cat toys - finished
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=212705)
3    Altered mail-holder - finished
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=214520)   (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=216436)
4    'Snap' x-stitch for AQ - finished and sent
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=217993)
5    learn the most basic aspects of weaving, knitting or crocheting - learned basic weaving and French knitting!
6    Bottle-cap frame for house - finished
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=229858)
7    palm-leaf structure book - finished, it's an inchie display
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=292873)
8    'Shizzle' x-stitch - in progress (out of correct green)
9    Bob Dylan x-stitch - in progress
10   Klimt tapestry, finish continental stitches this year - in progress
11   swap shrine - more or less finished
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=229849)
12   SARK-inspired "wants book" - finished
13   Joker x-stitch - finished, i think
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=278588)
14   V-Day cards - finished and swapped
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=212711)
15   hand-spinning, first experiment - finished
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=212725)
16   Santa Cruz scrapbook-skirt - in progress
17   hand-spinning, Ugly Duckling roving - finished and plied
18   tall narrow painting - finished
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=238703)
19   twinchies paintings - finished 1 of 2 sets
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=301082)
20   librarian pasties - finished
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=297289)
21   finish sewing a bunch of old paper/book projects - finished
22   illuminated manuscript from Goodkind book - in progress
23   shadowboxes - finished 1, might redo
24   embroidery thread bodices - finished
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=279375)
25   shadowbox 2
26   build a small loom - finished
27   learn to ply yarn - done
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=220008)
28   disneyland embroidery - in progress
29   touch-up CN photos - in progress
30   create book of CN photos
31   custom baby-photo book for mimiw - finished and sent
32   update parents' vacation scrapbook -in progress
33   melted molded crayons - finished
34   fakey stained glass window - finished
35   a GOOD gluten-free cake (or pie) from scratch - finished - a whiskey-n-lemonade ice cream pie with almond meal crust!
36   X-stitch letter ATCs - in progress
37   grandparents' anniversary project - in progress
38   some obscene embroidery - finished one kinda obscene--
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2668/large/1_atc089.jpg --and others just seditious
39   touch-up PA photos - in progress
40   corsages and boutonnieres + decorating/organizing formal party - finished
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=240296)
41   altered swap journal - in progress
42   Readers Digest recon books for family - finished
43   white recon book
44   wedding recon book - finished
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=292874)
45   Romantic Rebel recon book - finished and sent
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=223541)
46   pear recon book - finished
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=306404)
47   large fat sewn book - finished
48   shisha/mirrored embroidery
49   handspun glitzy gypsy yarn - finished
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=223542)
50   ATCs for jessa_aka_jalapeno - finished 3 and sent
can be viewed here: http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?u=2668
51   x-stitch for superhooker - finished and sent
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=217795)
52   x-stitch for ZS - finished and sent
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=226538)
53   old photo writing project - in progress
54   giant sewn good-bye card for friend, with various people's signatures - finished
55   a snuggie of my own! - in progress
56  spin and/or felt various rovings from MLF - finished
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=220007)
57  Birthday swap package for PH (handspun art yarn, x-stitch bookmark, and girly box) - finished
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=303066) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=272469)   (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=272467)
58  music textbook recon journal - finished
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=223543)
59   gluten-free brownies - finished and digested
60   a stuffie that's big enough to hug - in progress
61   journal and hand-carved stamp for LGBT Swap partner - finished
62   4 chunky pages for swap - finished
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d54/goatgoddess/4x4craftsters-rec-calluna.jpg   (http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d54/goatgoddess/4x4craftsters-rec-calluna.jpg) http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d54/goatgoddess/4x4craftsters-rec-opencalluna.jpg  (http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d54/goatgoddess/4x4craftsters-rec-opencalluna.jpg) https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/chunk.jpg (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/chunk.jpg)  https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/no_007.JPG (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/no_007.JPG)  https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/no_009.JPG   (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/no_009.JPG) https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/08_27_2007_542686203.jpg (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/08_27_2007_542686203.jpg)
63   velvet panel dress - in progress
64   birthday book for housemate (includes x-stitch) - finished
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=248179)
65   healing/creative process book - in progress
66   handspin yarn from bag of scraps - finished
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=282440) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=282439) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=282437)
67   Nintendo Duck Hunt x-stitch - in progress (out of correct blue)
68  blue handspinning with beads and sequins - finished
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=282438)
69   "heirloom" handspinning project - finished
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=272466)
70   x-stitch sign for my door - in progress
71   handspin avo and light greens batts from lapoli - finished
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=282435)
72   altered puzzle, "ABCs of Iniquity" - finished
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=278019)
73   dying roving - finished
74   "Angel from Montgomery" project - in progress (need map)
75   handspin fiber fair roving - finished
76   mini chunky book
77   create a sampler with "Stitch Magic" book ideas
78   event journal for aunt -finished
79   recon skirt to apron
80   facilitate Seditious Stitching class - finished, taught 2 people
81   facilitate Creative Reuse class - finished
82   "Sins, Vices and Confessions" book project - in progress
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=311304)
83   60s Hollywood painter girl blank book - finished
84   collage and cd framing/display - finished
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=278594)
85   tropical greens woven rag-rug - finished
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=278766)
86   painted journal - in progress
87   scrapbook of paper - finished
88   steampunk balloon art - in progress
89   felted stone rug for Random Swap partner - finished
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=306403)
90   altered storybook
91   altered journal (keep working on it) - in progress
92   advent calendar altered book
93   barnacle bookmark - finished
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=288778)
94   finish mini-quilt  - in progress
95   ATCs for Ongoing ATC Swap - finished October and November, December in progress
96   rainbow weaving - finished
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=310579)
97   ATC holder/book - finished
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=311303)
98   altered book spread in IYP swap - finished
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=310666)
99   holiday cards - finished
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=311316)
100   dog cross-stitch - finished
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=315540)
101   photo giftwrap - finished
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=310851)
102   decorate tree ornaments - finished
103   recon Hunter S Thompson book - in progress
104   ATC for ATCs For ALL PIF - finished
105   4 Purple ATCs for AFA swap
106   musical animals collages - in progress
107   Christmas crack and grandpa's desserts - finished
108   make an envelope with button-and-string closure - finished
109   process and spin angora


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: IchigoHeaven on January 23, 2009 10:54:22 PM
Wow This is awesome count me in!

Here is a Beginning list for my 50 i will mark them off as i go along!

1.)  Lots of Different sized Fabric Buckets



2.) Vast Array of Skirts










3.) My First Tries at a Animal Stuffie




4.) Pajama Pants for Maggie



5.) Scoodie
http://indietutes.blogspot.com/2007/09/scoodie.html

6.) Plethora of Pincushions


7.) Bagsket
http://foofanagle.wordpress.com/2007/06/26/bagsket-tutorial/

8.) A Bunch of Wristlets and pouches
http://pinoyinoz.blogspot.com/2008/08/tutorial-zippered-wristletpouch-made.html


9.) Labels
http://sewtakeahike.typepad.com/sewtakeahike/2008/08/label-tutorial.html

10.) Kitchen Scrubbie
http://sewtakeahike.typepad.com/sewtakeahike/2007/08/kitchen-scrubby.html

11.) Shopping bags
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=177482.msg1837265#msg1837265

12.) Strawberries for Maggie
http://mrmonkeysuit.typepad.com/mr_monkeysuit/2008/05/felt-strawberry-tutorial.html

13.) Placemats
http://twinmommyproductions.blogspot.com/2007/10/patchwork-placemat-tutorial.html

14.) Oven Mitts and Fingertip Mitts
http://www.savvyseams.com/apt/mitts.php#finger

15.) Ribbon holder
http://www.curbly.com/ModHomeEcTeacher/posts/5735-Upcycle-Turn-an-Oatmeal-Box-Into-a-

16.) Pretty-Ribbon-Holder

17.) Hangable Hamper
http://www.curbly.com/ModHomeEcTeacher/posts/4204-DIY-Hangable-Hamper

18.) Scarf - Christmas Candy Cane
http://www.craftbits.com/viewProject.do?projectID=2249

19.) Camera Case
http://sew-mad.blogspot.com/2008/02/triple-c.html

20.) hair curlers
http://lifewithmonkey.wordpress.com/2007/09/03/hair-curler-sewing-tutorial/

21.) Patchwork Notebook Cover
http://craftapple.wordpress.com/2006/09/17/patchwork-notebook-cover-tutorial/

22.) Charging Basket
http://www.ohfransson.com/ChargingBasketTutorial.pdf

23.) little jellyfish
http://yarnigras.blogspot.com/2008/05/little-jelly-please.html

24.) Pumpkin
http://www.planetjune.com/blog/free-crochet-patterns/pumpkin/

25.) alice
http://mojosamis.blogspot.com/2008/06/finished-again.html

26.) Surgical Masks for me and family (for volcano/flu)






Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: DeannaLynn06 on January 23, 2009 11:18:45 PM
So I finally compiled my list. I also made a calender to write down the projects I complete on the day I complete them. That way there is no confusion of what I finished and when. It holds me responsible for finishing my projects in a timely manner too.

To Do (in order of importance):
Pink Apron
2 Pot holders
3 different Oven mitts
Picnic set (late Christmas present)
2 thermal pj bottoms (late Christmas present)
Sunflower lunch tote
Birds of Paradise lunch tote
3 different grocery bags
Monkey blanket
Doggie coat
Hawaiian quilted tote
Apple apron
Polka Dot apron
2 market bags
Apron for best friend

Done So Far:
1. Eat Sleep Sew iron on applique t-shirt


2. Pink PJ bottoms
3. Pink Applique PJ Top
4. Pink Plaid Lounge pants


5. 5 Cloth lunch sacks (for Sweat Shoppe Swap 17)


6. Black Lounge Pants


7. Magnet Set
8. Craft words Magnets


9. Grey Polka Dot Market Tote


10. 2 pillow slip covers
11. 45"x58" quilt

I have also partially finished 15 additional quilt blocks.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Hellga on January 24, 2009 01:40:43 AM
I'll try again this year, lol!

So far, I've made:

A mario cross-stitch
A loom-knitted scarf
a 12" granny square for the 2009 crochet-along
four bracelets to sell for Cystic Fibrosis
Two donation cans for Cystic Fibrosis fundraising.

Will update with links to threads later, hopefully!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on January 24, 2009 03:57:41 AM
I'd like to join! I'd like to have the goal of 50 projects to push myself creatively.
1. Needle Felted Baby Dino Kit 90% done
2. No face needle felt 60% done
3. T-Bone Steak Complete! https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=286785.msg3250016#msg3250016 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=286785.msg3250016#msg3250016)
4. Feb Monster Challenge 85% done
5. Boyfriends Christmas Present 5% done..I know, pathetic. OH MY GOD IT'S IN THE RAIN*
6. Self Portrait in Charcoal 98% done
7. Catnip Balls

I made all my holiday presents. If I do the same this year and continue to make my accessories I should meet this goal.

*Thanks to this discussion I may have saved $50 of supplies that I was forced to store in an unprotected area. It's been drizzling very lightly on and off for the past two days. I really hope my plywood dries okay. It's sitting in my open-door garage now. Any help on what to do with it now?


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: cosmo_mouse on January 24, 2009 05:39:32 AM
8. Purse with bamboo handles:

Now why on earth didn't I think of that???? I've always wanted to make myself a few bags but always been put of as I didn't like the handles I could find locally, but that is perfect! Thanks for giving me the idea :)

I've finished my first little project, I really liked all of the idea of chunky letters to spell out my baby's name on the wall in his nursery so I've made some out of thick card and used up some of my stash of scrapbook paper.

I'm about halfway through re-covering my sofa with help from my mum, that's a big old job!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 24, 2009 06:11:52 AM
I'm just about to start painting my bathroom, does it count as crafty even though all I'm doing is sprucing it up?


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: nofury on January 24, 2009 07:47:16 AM
8. Purse with bamboo handles:

Now why on earth didn't I think of that???? I've always wanted to make myself a few bags but always been put of as I didn't like the handles I could find locally, but that is perfect! Thanks for giving me the idea :)

I've finished my first little project, I really liked all of the idea of chunky letters to spell out my baby's name on the wall in his nursery so I've made some out of thick card and used up some of my stash of scrapbook paper.

I'm about halfway through re-covering my sofa with help from my mum, that's a big old job!

I was never satisfied with the fake bamboo handles in the store. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Good luck on the sofa. I've done it (badly), and it's a pain!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: crystabrittany on January 24, 2009 12:10:14 PM
Kookaloo, your room-painting definitely counts!  If you were sprucing up an old purse or dress or something, we'd call that a craft no problem!  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 24, 2009 12:30:22 PM
damn, it won't count now because my hubby did it instead - thank goodness!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: calluna on January 24, 2009 12:55:05 PM
damn, it won't count now because my hubby did it instead - thank goodness!

I'm sure you'll quickly find something else to replace it, considering all the projects you finished last year.  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: reves on January 24, 2009 01:01:57 PM
I'm definitely in!  I can do one or more a week.  YES!

I'm not a list maker but I keep a journal of my projects as completed so  it will be easy to see how I'm progressing.

I also have as my goal this year to not add to my stash.  hahaha!  Only supplies like glue or thread to complete a project.  My first test was yesterday.  I went to Jo Anns and left an hour later without buying anything. YEAH!

 


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on January 24, 2009 05:45:43 PM
I've just finished my second project for the year! I've got a few more half done as well, so I'm feeling good about getting somewhere close to the 50 for the year.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: klum78 on January 24, 2009 09:54:20 PM
Okay,  it would be good for me to list these so might get some of them done! 

1. finish DD's quilt
2. zipper pouch for DD's markers and colored pencils
3. toddler bibs: http://trintje.blogspot.com/2008/04/how-to-make-best-bibs.html
4. Weekender Type bag for best friend
5. bedside caddy
6. fabric bucket: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=204022.0
   mine: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289769.0
7. finish living room quilt
8. make quilt for JK
9. picnic quilt
10.  rag rug
11. new bag for me
13. DD's Valentines for school
14. doorstop for DD's room
15. i-spy bag/game
16. quilt for mom's birthday (2/23)
17. quilt for mom and stepdad's anniversary (4/12)
18. dress for me
19. skirt for me
20. felt/fabric book for DS (either)
21. felt food- pizza (everything is cut out)
22. dress for DD
23. tie and vest for DS for friend's wedding
24. Waste Bin: http://iliketomakestuff.blogspot.com/2008/02/waste-bin-tutorial.html
25. fingertip oven mitt: http://www.savvyseams.com/apt/mitts.php#finger
26. recipe organizer
27. complete 12 pages for DS's scrapbook
28. canvas growth chart
29. backdrop for photoshoots
30-34. stockings for the family (4)
35-43. make tote bags for DD's b-day party (8)
44. make DS a cute outfit like so: http://www.wists.com/klum78/50705a8afd1507c6b484c219b45c816a?offset=160
45. new sleep sack for DS
46. dog bed
47. cat bed: http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?t=70758&page=1&pp=15
48. dog toys from fleece
49. this scarf: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=67366.msg656127;topicseen#msg656127
50. backseat organizer: http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat13851&PRODID=xprd130240
51. nap mat for DD
52. patchwork bucket hat for DS
53. diaper bag for JK
54. quilt for MW
55. cushions for the bench in the kitchen
56. stenciled dandilion shirt for me
57. stenciled Harley shirt for DH
58. thread catcher: http://www.wists.com/klum78/64035c0eeff2a4367af6fcb2404c577b?offset=280
59. patchwork rainbow dress for DD's birthday (3/27- patches are all cut out)
60. Amy Butler hat for DS
61. decorated kitchen towels
62. roly-nesters for JT: http://www.studiokatdesigns.com/rolynester-instructions.pdf
63. Kimono top/dress for DD: http://habitual.wordpress.com/kimono/
64. fabric boxes: http://www.designspongeonline.com/2009/01/diy-project-kates-fabric-boxes.html
65.  4 singlet shopping bags for DD's teacher gifts- see here:

Maybe if I list 60 I might get 50 finished...
Now that I write that out, there are a ton of quilts on there!!   The good thing (??) is I already have most of the fabric to make a lot of stuff on here.  Now I need to start breaking it out and get to work.  :P


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: froggmomma on January 25, 2009 08:21:44 AM
Im in. Ok so it's a little late but I've already made a handful of dishcloths. Will be making many many more, So i'll be counting them as several of the projects.

- Crochet Bibs for my sister who just found out she's expecting. Yea!!!
- Crochet throw for my dad he's the only one who doesn't have one yet.
- Finish sewing lounge pants for everyone. like 12 pairs  right now they only need elastic and hems. That i didn't finish for christmas :-[
- Finish shrug for myself for summer.
- Infinity dress. Been scopin' them out and i have to have one. found awesome fabric at walmart cheepie section.Yea!!
- Make stuffed easter bunnies for niece/nephew/son out of stash
- More can coozies for christmas gifts
- Make 2 upcycled denim quilts for best friends
- While i'm at it i'll make one for the new baby too
- Embroider  linen napkins

Still gotta do something with all that polyester from grandma....

One down 49 to go...
Making a baby dress yourself book


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: calluna on January 25, 2009 01:03:45 PM

Still gotta do something with all that polyester from grandma....

Seat cushions! Wall decor! Doll clothes! Swap!! (hint hint  ;))


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: crystabrittany on January 25, 2009 01:20:11 PM
reves, an hour in JoAnns and nothing when you left?  You are my hero.  Every time I drive by (which is of course, any time I go to or leave my apartment), I say to myself, "You are stronger than the store."

I wish I were kidding.   ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: wifeofbath on January 25, 2009 02:14:03 PM
It looks as if everyone is being really productive. I'd say it makes me feel lazy, but I already felt like that before I started looking here!

Nofury, I love your calorimetry and gloves set. Possibly my favorite color and the design around the glove wrists is really nice. I also like your other stuff, esp the bamboo handled bag. You seem to have made your own handles. Did you have to varnish the bamboo or anything like that?


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: nofury on January 25, 2009 03:36:56 PM
It looks as if everyone is being really productive. I'd say it makes me feel lazy, but I already felt like that before I started looking here!

Nofury, I love your calorimetry and gloves set. Possibly my favorite color and the design around the glove wrists is really nice. I also like your other stuff, esp the bamboo handled bag. You seem to have made your own handles. Did you have to varnish the bamboo or anything like that?

I did make my own handles. I just cut them and sanded the ends a bit. Very un-exciting. :)

Green is my favorite color. It's a wool mix and on CLEARANCE!!!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: nofury on January 25, 2009 04:22:00 PM
Finished a few things today and yesterday:

1 & 2 Knitty's Calorimetery & Gloves from One Skien:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=286570.0

3. Knitted Socks:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=286572.0

4. Freezer paper Armadillo shirts and card for mom:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=286574.0

5. Bag for storing my comforter during the summer:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288042.0

6. Star Shirt:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288048.0

7. Door Hanger/Organizer:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288054.0

8. Purse with bamboo handles:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288056.0

9. MASH shoulder bag from a t-shirt:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288057.0

10. Om in the Home:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288059.0

11. Lip Balm

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289014.0

12. Chenille scarf with beading

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289017.0

13. Circle scrubbers

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289018.0

I'm currently working on a cover for my sewing machine.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: crystabrittany on January 25, 2009 05:40:29 PM
Hooray!  Everyone has been so productive!  Here are my numbers three, four, and five!

#3 is a blueberry pound cake from The Moosewood Cookbook.  I'm not a huge baker, and this was my first non-cooking baking experience.  I used whole wheat flower, which is why I think it took ages longer than the recipe called for, but it sure was tasty.  (Pain to get out of that pan, though. Yikes.)


#4 is my refinished coffee table.  The original stain was peeling up and looked terrible.  So I hand sanded it (hi, that takes forever) and then finally restained it.  You can see with the new stain that the grain shows through a lot more, which I lurve.



#5 is this cable bag that I started forever ago.  This was my first attempt at cables.  The pattern was a free one from Jo Ann's, but I just didn't like how much yarn it was asking me to use.  So mid-project I decided to go with a different bag style.  I lined it with a plaid fabric that I got on sale.  I so love it.  Woot. 



Next up - fabulous Lucite earrings!



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: nofury on January 25, 2009 07:09:59 PM
crystabrittany :

Yummy! Pound cake!!!

The new stain you did looks AMAZING! 5,000 times better than the old one. It looks like a much more expensive table!

That bag is gorgeous!!! My first cables were the gloves in my #1/2 for the year. Nothing like yours. Oh! I want that bag!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: amybarnett on January 25, 2009 10:42:11 PM
I can't believe I missed this thread last year and totally forgot about it AGAIN! Well I am in even though a month late.

1-4) baby burp cloths
5) Baby ear flap hat
6) Husbands quilt
7) Sisters quilt
8) Bridesmaid dress
9) oilcloth lunch sack
10) keyhole ballet flats
11) coffee cuff
12) carry along sewing purse
13) handprint underpants
14) baby sweater
15-17) baby socks
18) mobius wrap
19) laptop cover
20) super mittens
21) paint and re-tile the bathroom
22) cosmetic bag
23) boppy cover
24-31) stash buster bibs
32) hot iron cozy
33) drawstring workout bag
34-36) baby legwarmers
37) set of screen printed onesies
38) baby mittens
39) zombie doll
40) stenciled t-shirts for husband
 


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 26, 2009 01:46:11 AM
damn, it won't count now because my hubby did it instead - thank goodness!

I'm sure you'll quickly find something else to replace it, considering all the projects you finished last year.  :)

I don't think I'll be quite so productive this year Calluna  ;D swaps made up a huge chunk of last years projects & I'm on a tight budget this year so less swapping  :(
but we're possibly moving house & if so I'll have household crafty projects to count  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on January 26, 2009 01:25:17 PM
Does doing a huge garden over haul count? My garden hadnt been dealt to for a year (my other half works for a property care service and refuses to do it in his weekend  ::) )
Looks really good, Ill post pics later on after Ive cleared all the weeds up  :D I ran out of room in the wool bag and SO forgot to bring me some more home  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: lorizathm on January 26, 2009 04:47:14 PM
I'm in! This sounds like fun! I have a personal challenge to read 52 books this year...so why not craft 50 things?! Besides...I have a ton of ideas...

I've been on a reusable shopping bag kick lately and have a bunch of material around to make some. Waiting for pay day to go get the interfacing...
Tea wallets
make-up bags
gifts
skirts (like 6 for me alone!)
cards
bookmarks

yeah...I think I'll join!

1. Camera Holder Thingy: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=291838.0


2. Reusable Shopping Tote: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=292112.0


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: amybarnett on January 27, 2009 08:17:46 AM
Does doing a huge garden over haul count? My garden hadnt been dealt to for a year (my other half works for a property care service and refuses to do it in his weekend  ::) )
Looks really good, Ill post pics later on after Ive cleared all the weeds up  :D I ran out of room in the wool bag and SO forgot to bring me some more home  :)
I think if it's Craftster post worthy it should definitely count! Isn't there a garden section?.......

here it is:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=118.0

I guess I never went it that board before!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on January 27, 2009 03:04:28 PM
yay, lol, so Ive done one postable project! lmao


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: crystabrittany on January 28, 2009 02:26:24 PM
Number 6!

These took me about thirty seconds, and I did them as I was realizing that my other earring projects are missing elements.  So I made these to use up stash and make myself feel productive.

They're just base metal, wood, and some old yellow beads I inherited from a former crafter.


(apologies for the horrid photo - craft #7 is making a white box and figuring out how to photograph my work!)



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Craftineer on January 28, 2009 09:04:46 PM
I'm in! Almost a month in, but this is a perfect way to keep a list and keep me motivated to start and complete projects!  :D
 Here's my list so far:

Current WIPs that I really need to complete asap.
1.   Finish knitting hat and matching scarf, with hat inspired by Metaphysical_muse’s Hat.  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=197572.0
2.   Complete the Lavender Bunny from rheatheylia that I’m doing in Camo green and orange yarn.  http://www.rheatheylia.com/index.php?page=patterns&id=3
3.   Sew fleece Snuglet for BFF as a super belated Xmas gift. I made one for me already and it’s so awesome : ) http://www.sissonfamily.com/Sewingroom/images/2006projects/thesnuglet.pdf
4.   Sew at least 3 gaucho/yoga pants reworked from large T-shirts.   https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=287857.0
      https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=267421.0
5.   Finish knitting Poppy sweater from the book Yarnplay that I have been dragging around for over a yr now…sad. Lol.
6.   Finish T-shirt gift for other BFF, with freezer paper design. Let’s not even say when this was originally due. Perhaps this should be #1…hmm.

Projects I have the materials all selected but haven’t done a lick of work.
7.   Make as many as possible of Queenofdiy’s fabric grocery bags https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=177482.0
8.   Sew a new lunch bag in the same format as the grocery bags, just smaller.
9.   Make nice green arm warmers to go with a black ¾ sleeve sweater that I love, but don’t wear often due to cold arms…I now have the yarn, just need a pattern to knit or even crochet.
10.   Crochet Pinkleo’s Luna scarf for the spring.     https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=238536.msg2618806#msg2618806
11.   Sew some sock monkeys from Whole Box of Socks amassed in a sock buying frenzy way back last yr.
12.   Make some clothes for said monkeys. Naked monkeys trouble me.
13.   Sew tote bag for yarn projects.
14.    Make another Lavender Bunny from rheatheylia in blue tweed wool yarn.
15.   Sew more fabric birds from the free pattern at www.spoolsewing.com/blog/   
I made one as a possible Xmas ornament and my mom immediately poached it. I want my own flock.
16.   Make large wooden buttons for wall art for my future craft room a la Pottery Barn. Not only are they sold out but they sold for $99. This is such a DIY project.
17.   Sew some pretty cotton skirts for the summer from the book Sew what! Skirts.
18.    Sew travel pack tissue cosies.
19.   Sew headbands with Mushter’s tute here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=286732.0

Projects I dream of getting to.
20.   Sew knitting needle roll.
21.   Sew soft fabric rollers like this https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=235779.msg2582113#msg2582113
22.   Knit Sloane vest in super bulky yarn, also from Yarnplay book.
23.   Re-upholster a cute ottoman I got at the thrift store for $5….or at least sew a slip cover.
24.   Sew a pretty new wristlet purse.
25.   Sew cube pin cushion like this: http://stephaniesews.blogspot.com/2007/01/how-to-make-cube-pin-cushion.html
26.   Make more Halloween decorations: 4 Foam board Headstones, a giant spider, dead lawn flamingos, Etc, etc.
27.   Since this is the whole 2009 we are talking about, I also need to think about Halloween costumes in Oct.
28.   Make more Xmas ornaments.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: LadyFiasco on January 29, 2009 03:53:18 AM
I've been looking for this for weeks!!
SO IN!

1. Boy baby blankey (and assorted related goodies, for a fellow craftster, so i can't elaborate too much!!)
2. Girl baby blankey (due March)
3. Cowl for past swap partner.
4. Scarf for Grandpa.
5. Flags for Garden.
6. sew my own swim suit
7. friends of the forest swap
8. brush roll for my sister (i'm so close to finishing this!)
9. curtains for the BFF!!
10. Short shorts for the BFF!!
11. Learn some soap making tricks!
12. quilted french style memo board for other BFF!


Well, 12 is a good start, considering i'm pretty much fully loaded with all the materials i'll need for all of these...

Wish me luck!!

:)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 29, 2009 03:55:21 AM
Hoping to have something to share with you all later today  ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: EKO on January 29, 2009 06:26:58 AM
I have a bunch of things done and photographed, Just need to find time to post.

I will update this evening with any luck since my promise to myself for January was to up date all of my craft projects from DEC and January by the end of the month. ( that is coming too quick!)

love everything every one else has done so far!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TwiztidBlood on January 29, 2009 11:56:49 AM
I completed 4 more projects yesterday,

cat huggy buddy, fabric headbands, cup cozy and a snuggly for my cat.

I posted up the cup cozy in my blog


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: elodee on January 29, 2009 05:27:37 PM
I'm soooo in! I need a list in my life

1. baby pooh blanket
2. set up etsy shop *pending*
3. ribbon burp cloths
4. bedside table for my mom
5. finish my bedside table
6. rapunzel scarf
7. knitted item
8. stamped jewelry
9. HUGE jewelry armoire
10.creative way to store headbands
11. drawer dividers
12. organization device for embroidery items
13. learn to make changepurse clutches
14. make a handbag
15. take a sewing class
16. take cake decorating class for fun
17. do volunteer craft lessons
18. start craft mafia
19. finish my tshirt quilt
20. make tshirt quilt for my neice
21. cross stitch project



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: littlebiskit on January 29, 2009 08:45:44 PM
My second crochet project is done.  I think.  I haven't decided if I'm going to post this in the crochet forum or not.  I'm not super happy with how it turned out, I don't like the eyes.  But it's for a baby, so I couldnt do buttons or anything.

What do you all think?  I'm relatively knew at crocheting, this is only my second amigurumi, and I didn't use a pattern for this one, it was all made up by yours truely.



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TwiztidBlood on January 29, 2009 09:10:20 PM
for being new at crochet and making that up yourself, you did a freaking amazing job!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: kishcrafts on January 29, 2009 09:31:06 PM
What do you all think?  I'm relatively knew at crocheting, this is only my second amigurumi, and I didn't use a pattern for this one, it was all made up by yours truely.


OMG! Thats freakin awesome for your 2nd ami! Nice job biskit!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on January 30, 2009 09:35:50 AM
Numba 5 is a quick pants -> skirt recon, using a pair of pants who's fabric I love, but I never wore them because they were too long and tight around the thigh.



Here's how it hangs:
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=253895)

and a shot of the original pants:
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=253894)

I think I'm going to be making some doll clothes soon - my friend gave me his childhood pall to babysit while he's in Central America, so I'm planning to have a little photobook of me + doll adventures when he gets back in the spring.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Sera unravled on January 30, 2009 11:33:09 AM
what a great skirt, I like it better than the original pants.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: the jenya on January 30, 2009 03:47:44 PM
That skirt looks terrif and I love that cat stretching in the background! :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: klum78 on January 30, 2009 05:11:09 PM
I love that as a skirt 100x more than pants.  It looks so nice on you!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: fusbdgt on January 31, 2009 11:45:42 AM
I'm totally gonna join in with you guys! sounds like fun keeping track of all the fun things that i do during the year, and I need to devise a better way of keeping up with the things that I want to make through the year. 


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: peacenlove92 on January 31, 2009 01:28:28 PM
Well even though it's a month into the craftalong, I figured I should join. I'd really like to see how many projects I can do in 1 year. I've already done some:

1) M&P Soaps


2) Stamped place cards for my upcoming 17th birthday party (1/2 done, still need to add names and table #s)


3) Stamped tags for the party favor bags (1/2 done, still need to add names and "thank you")



I'm actually trying to incorporate a lot of crafty things into my party, which is why I am making my own place cards and thank you tags (so far).


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: DeannaLynn06 on February 01, 2009 09:21:28 AM
Here is my updated list. I will hopefully get most of my To Do done in February. I don't think I am going to do any swaps that are too crafty, so I will have time to finish this stuff up.

To Do (in order of importance):
2 different Oven mitts
Picnic set (late Christmas present)
2 thermal pj bottoms (late Christmas present)
Sunflower lunch tote
Birds of Paradise lunch tote
3 different grocery bags
Monkey blanket
Doggie coat
Hawaiian quilted tote
Apple apron
Polka Dot apron
2 market bags
Apron for best friend

Done So Far:
1. Eat Sleep Sew iron on applique t-shirt
2. Pink PJ bottoms


3. Pink Applique PJ Top


4. Pink Plaid Lounge pants
5. 5 Cloth lunch sacks (for Sweat Shoppe Swap 17)
6. Black Lounge Pants
7. Magnet Set
8. Craft words Magnets
9. Grey Polka Dot Market Tote
10. 2 pillow slip covers


11. 45"x58" quilt


12. Pink Apron
13-14. 2 Pot holders
15-16. 2 oven mitts
17. Perpetual Calendar from Cannon Park Printables


I have also partially finished 15 additional quilt blocks.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: froggmomma on February 01, 2009 12:43:17 PM
Well, it wasn't on the list but i went stash diving this morning and made a fancy fur scarf and found some cotton that wasn't in it's home so two more dishcloths. 
I guess that makes three down... 47 to go.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on February 01, 2009 01:50:47 PM
Ok I totally want to see if i could do this!
Its a great challenge and it will show how much i'm getting done!
Do we post pictures in here when we are done with something?



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: nofury on February 01, 2009 07:49:07 PM
Added another:

1 & 2 Knitty's Calorimetery & Gloves from One Skien:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=286570.0

3. Knitted Socks:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=286572.0

4. Freezer paper Armadillo shirts and card for mom:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=286574.0

5. Bag for storing my comforter during the summer:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288042.0

6. Star Shirt:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288048.0

7. Door Hanger/Organizer:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288054.0

8. Purse with bamboo handles:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288056.0

9. MASH shoulder bag from a t-shirt:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288057.0

10. Om in the Home:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288059.0

11. Lip Balm
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289014.0

12. Chenille scarf with beading
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289017.0

13. Circle scrubbers
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289018.0

14. Freezer paper shirts for me!



https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=290237.0



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on February 01, 2009 07:59:44 PM
Alright I've got my first two!
A freezer paper stencil! My first stencil!
And a pot i'm not very pleased with. :P
I need to catch up :D



Full Post can be viewed here
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=290201.0

The pot i made...I don't like it...its wonky and i'm not to fond of the color...(the picture doesn't really give the true colors.)


Thelastkodama-Are you counting the pages you do for your journal as seprate crafts? or the entire journal as one craft?

 :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on February 01, 2009 08:57:09 PM
I'm counting the journal as one craft, but it's not in my official count yet because it's not done (will it ever be?)...
I like your stencil hoodie, it's very cute! :D

Your stencils are pretty awesome as well, nofury.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on February 02, 2009 01:50:36 AM
Hey hey!! I've just finished project #3 a stuffie phoenix bird.



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: lonewolf on February 02, 2009 04:30:51 AM
that pot would make a good fountain if you can find a deep dish and a water pump and if you dont mind drilling a hole in it.   just a thought ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: LunaKitten on February 02, 2009 06:46:07 AM
nofury:
I love your first freezer paper tshirt! What a beautiful design! Would you mind if I tried to recreate it for a shirt for myself?


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: supermedic on February 02, 2009 02:06:23 PM
here is my first project of 2009--an afghan knitted for a friend of mine who just got a new place.  She picked out the colors and the yarn.

prior to weaving together (look how small it looks d/t the curling 

after weaving together and top and bottom edges crocheted and ready for giving
my dog wanted to make sure she left some dog hair on it so she would remember where it came from.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on February 03, 2009 09:39:11 AM
I am totally in for this, having just taken a year and a half-long break from crafting (post-wedding).  I don't have fifty projects planned yet, but Im thinking about it and I do have a few...

1.  Pac-man shoes done 2.1.09! 


2.  Valentines frame with conversation hearts
3.  Finish conversation heart charm bracelet started 2 years ago!
4.  swap item 1 (cant tell!)
5.  swap item 2
6.  swap item 3
7.  set of small painted canvases with critters
8.  set of medium painted canvases with wedding poem and book excerpt
9.  "book of love" craft (from wedding...also for craft challenge!)
10.  fibromyalgia-related craft
11.  sexual assault awareness craft for me
12.  sexual assault awareness craft for my husband
13.  handpainted cami and panty set
14.  ted neeley is my homeboy shirt
15.  roy orbison/my grandma tribute item

I think 15 is a good start of things to do!!!  I will keep updated here!!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Sera unravled on February 03, 2009 12:14:09 PM
oh my goodness, I am in love with those shoes!

I have finished 8 premie hats for the charity unswap, a hat for my niece and one for myself.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Chanel on February 03, 2009 02:52:08 PM
1. Jester dotee
2. poppet dolls
3. felt star ornaments
4. 14 owl pincushions
5. 72 berets for girl scouts-made for France for world thinking day event:

6. Added ribbon to son's dance regalia.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: the jenya on February 03, 2009 07:40:41 PM
Holy frijoles, Chanel! SEVENTY-TWO BERETS?!!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: amybarnett on February 03, 2009 08:03:15 PM
so technically you're already up to....77 finished items. Wicked.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on February 03, 2009 11:59:34 PM
rockmygypsysoul - the shoes are ace!! and I'm interested in your "10.  fibromyalgia-related craft" as I have FMS, do you have anything specific planned?

Craftwise I'm still working on blankets so won't have pics to share just yet :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: anitacj on February 04, 2009 01:54:13 PM
Yea!I'm back working on the christmas rose afghan.I like 33 more blocks.Then sew together & I'm done. ;D.
Then I can start on the next project.But this is priorityone since it was supposed to be a christmas gift.So it's gonna be like waay late.But progress continues.Hopefully I can find the usb cord to my camera so I can post pics.But who knows wshat mydh did with it.Updates later. :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on February 04, 2009 02:16:34 PM
rockmygypsysoul - the shoes are ace!! and I'm interested in your "10.  fibromyalgia-related craft" as I have FMS, do you have anything specific planned?

Craftwise I'm still working on blankets so won't have pics to share just yet :)

I dont have anything yet, probably something simple, but I'm not sure.  I'd really like something I could easily replicate for some of my family so they can raise some awareness too!  Do you have any ideas?  =)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: nofury on February 04, 2009 05:37:30 PM
1 & 2 Knitty's Calorimetery & Gloves from One Skien:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=286570.0

3. Knitted Socks:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=286572.0

4. Freezer paper Armadillo shirts and card for mom:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=286574.0

5. Bag for storing my comforter during the summer:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288042.0

6. Star Shirt:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288048.0

7. Door Hanger/Organizer:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288054.0

8. Purse with bamboo handles:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288056.0

9. MASH shoulder bag from a t-shirt:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288057.0

10. Om in the Home:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288059.0

11. Lip Balm
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289014.0

12. Chenille scarf with beading
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289017.0

13. Circle scrubbers
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289018.0

14. Freezer paper shirts for me!
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=290237.0

15. Strawberry Pouch

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=290548

16. Framed Memo Boards

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=290549

17. Tardis Gear



https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=290776.0

18. Calvin & Hobbes Shirt

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=290776.0


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on February 04, 2009 09:10:55 PM
Are we counting cupcakes, cakes, food ect?
Not just normal dinners food but... ???


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: the jenya on February 04, 2009 09:20:16 PM
Nofury, are you using a healing cutting board and um, one of those knife thingys to cut your stencils? The name of the blade escapes me but anyway, your stencils just look great and have a lot of detail. You use freezer paper too?


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: the jenya on February 04, 2009 09:52:48 PM
2. 32 page comic book!
Actually, I penciled a three page story, inked 6 pages, colored 4 and designed the cover. But DAMN, my group pulled a 32 page full-color comic in 13 days. Shown here are the other three groups at school. Luckily, I was in horror! I'll link the comic soon.



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on February 05, 2009 02:56:30 AM
rockmygypsysoul - the shoes are ace!! and I'm interested in your "10.  fibromyalgia-related craft" as I have FMS, do you have anything specific planned?

Craftwise I'm still working on blankets so won't have pics to share just yet :)

I dont have anything yet, probably something simple, but I'm not sure.  I'd really like something I could easily replicate for some of my family so they can raise some awareness too!  Do you have any ideas?  =)

A friend of mine designed an awesome filet crochet survivor shawl which I've seen made up in pink for breast cancer awareness and purple for fibro/neuro awareness http://inspiredcrochetdesign.blogspot.com/2007/09/october-is-breast-cancer-awareness.html (http://inspiredcrochetdesign.blogspot.com/2007/09/october-is-breast-cancer-awareness.html) which I would love to make at some point. Filet gets a bit complex on my foggy days though! I'm considering a ribbon stencil for t'shirts  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on February 05, 2009 02:58:55 AM
Are we counting cupcakes, cakes, food ect?
Not just normal dinners food but... ???

we did last year   ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on February 05, 2009 06:36:05 AM
rockmygypsysoul - the shoes are ace!! and I'm interested in your "10.  fibromyalgia-related craft" as I have FMS, do you have anything specific planned?

Craftwise I'm still working on blankets so won't have pics to share just yet :)

I dont have anything yet, probably something simple, but I'm not sure.  I'd really like something I could easily replicate for some of my family so they can raise some awareness too!  Do you have any ideas?  =)

A friend of mine designed an awesome filet crochet survivor shawl which I've seen made up in pink for breast cancer awareness and purple for fibro/neuro awareness http://inspiredcrochetdesign.blogspot.com/2007/09/october-is-breast-cancer-awareness.html (http://inspiredcrochetdesign.blogspot.com/2007/09/october-is-breast-cancer-awareness.html) which I would love to make at some point. Filet gets a bit complex on my foggy days though! I'm considering a ribbon stencil for t'shirts  :)

Those looked really fantastic, but I cant crochet  :'(  but they looked really awesome

i love t shirts and will probably go that route, although i also want to be a little more creative with variety - like, my hubby has said he'd like to wear something that indicates that his wife has fibro, etc., and my mom has indicated something similar and i know i could do all 3 as t-shirts, but i think id like more variety...


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: nofury on February 05, 2009 08:02:05 AM
Nofury, are you using a healing cutting board and um, one of those knife thingys to cut your stencils? The name of the blade escapes me but anyway, your stencils just look great and have a lot of detail. You use freezer paper too?

Yes on all counts. Knife thingy AKA Xacto blade. It's ok. I speak thingy. :) Thanks for the compliments!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: nofury on February 05, 2009 08:03:08 AM
Are we counting cupcakes, cakes, food ect?
Not just normal dinners food but... ???

we did last year   ;D

I think it totally counts!!! It's completely crafty!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: vrt13 on February 05, 2009 01:40:58 PM

1. a quilt (i have never made one before)
2. T-shirt blanket
3. knitting Checker lap blankets
4. purse
5. venture brothers shawl (need to make up a pattern) monach logo on the back
6. knitted trees for photo background
7. Apron and oven mitts for me
8. cloth napkins and placematts
9. pillowcase skirt
10. Dress out of my mom's vintage curtains
11. catnip toys for the kitties
12. resin pendant using photos
13. Circle skirt



adding to the list before i finish the first few projects:
14. fabric Belt
15. Head bands
16. Skull pot holders (knit)
17. vintage playboy necklace
18. photo patches
19. Old science pendants
20. VHS purse
21. Pillowcases
22. throw pillows
23. Slip cover for stools (3x)
24.  two DS cases
25. Curtains
26. and the one thing i really really want to do is paint my a atari mural in the hallway





Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: hotty_blond2000 on February 05, 2009 03:29:51 PM
Im going to give this a try this year.
Im planning on attending a couple craft fairs with my boyfriend's gma and sister.
So I'll be making things for that and some xmas gifts too.

so far this year

1. yellow wire wrapped bracelet

2. Rapunzel scarfs
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289908.0

3. Floppy disk boxes
doesn't count as me doing because I had the boyfriend glue them. I just removed labels.

4. glass beaded stretch bracelets
5. pink shell and green cat eye beaded spring necklace and earring set
6. purple shell and green cat eye beaded spring necklace and earring set
7. purple, red, and black beaded  necklace and earring set
8. blue and green cat eye spring necklace
9. redid boyfriends necklace because it broke

more to come and pix later


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on February 05, 2009 09:58:20 PM
Ok i think this is...uh 3?
haha :)

Yummy Chocolate Cake...Made in a mug!?


Full Post here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=290948.0
and recipe.
 :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: FunThreads on February 06, 2009 04:51:40 AM
Oh I would love to join in this year. I need motivation ;)

1. (10) Hats for the  Charity Unswap Craftalong (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=287309.0)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=217325)
2. (12) Blankets for the  Charity Unswap Craftalong (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=287309.0)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=217324) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=221841)
3. (2) Little girl dresses for the IYP swap
(https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?
topic=285684.msg3298538;topicseen#msg3298538)

4. Disney Dreaming pillowcase for the IYP swap
5. Skully needle case for the IYP swap
(https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=285684.msg3298538;topicseen#msg3298538)
6. Zipper monster purse for IYP swap
7. post-it holder for IYP swap
8. Frenchy bag for IYP swap
(https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=285684.msg3307773#msg3307773)
9. Applique cat tote for IYP swap
(https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=285684.msg3307773#msg3307773)
10. (2) Super hero capes
11. (1) Prince and (1) Princess cape
12. (2) Valetine pillowcases
13. (2) Easter pillowcases with glow in the dark names on the hem
14. Three eye guy. A craftydeb pattern. Soooooo cute!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=232479)
15. Tote for a wedding shower
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=234841)
16. matching purse set: checkbook cover, post-it holder, credit card holder
17. Matching set of zipper pouches
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=234843)
18. Wedding door hanger
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/wedding4.jpg)
19. Cat bird watching tote
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/birdwatch_tote.jpg)
20.Crochet hippo stuffy
21. Another 3 eye guy for my nephew
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=235550)
22-24 Three applique tote bags. The first one is for the charity upswap. The others are birthday gifts for a friend.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=243519)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=243520)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=243521)
25. Little girl dress for the IYP12 swap
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=243517)
26. Twin size fairy quilt for the IYP12 swap
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=243421)
27-28 Pinwheel pillow and toothfairy pillow for the IYP12 swap
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=243518)
29. Small swap items for the IYP12 swap......needle holder, fridgie clip, zipper "lip" purse
30. Reversible baby sundress and bloomers for a personal swap
31. Small Stellated Dodecahedron....A.K.A. really nifty paper star
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=246496)
32-42. Super Duper basket of doll cloths for the charity unswap
SEE MORE PHOTOS OF DOLL CLOHTES HERE (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=299258.msg3507037#msg3507037)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=250636)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=251459)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=251462)
43. Another set of doll size felt food
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=254161)
44. I created this yummy wall hanging for a personal swap.

45. Sun dress for my 3 year old niece
46. DJ Lance Rock costume for my 3 year old niece's themed birthday party
47. Mr. Knobby Knees. His post is here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=319884.0

48. Cool machine applique wall hanging
49-89. Made more than 40 items for my partner, fluffyplants, in the 12 days of Christmas swap. Including a quilt and pirate jacket. Which can be seen here.
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=330911.msg3822200#msg3822200

90-93. Four purses for gifts
94-97. Four zipper make up bags for gifts.
98. A huge box of doll cloths and accessories as a gift
99. Princess dress up outfit for my niece
100. Pirate dress up outfit for my nephew
101. Apron for a friend's grand daughter
102. Three paper stars
103. Apron for my niece
104. Pot holder set
105. Purse for myself
106. Messenger bag
107 -108. Two Bento style lunch boxes




Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Chanel on February 06, 2009 01:06:36 PM
1. Jester dotee
2. poppet dolls
3. 10 felt star ornaments
4. 14 owl pincushions
5. 72 berets for girl scouts-made for France for world thinking day event
6. Added ribbon to son's dance regalia
7. 5 luv monsters


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: nofury on February 06, 2009 01:08:41 PM
1. Jester dotee
2. poppet dolls
3. 10 felt star ornaments
4. 14 owl pincushions
5. 72 berets for girl scouts-made for France for world thinking day event
6. Added ribbon to son's dance regalia
7. 5 luv monsters
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/feb6th2009_004.JPG[/img]

I think the 72 berets counts as more than one. I saw that full post, and it's amazing! I never would have made it to 72 without crying!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on February 06, 2009 01:42:37 PM
aaaaaaaaaaaaa mug cake!
This has made my week.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: acrosstheuniverse on February 07, 2009 06:01:36 AM
Okay, so I've totally already missed a month to start my 50 projects and given I've got to nearly 31 years old without doing anything the slightest bit crafty it's going to be a mission, especially as I'm also relocating in a couple of months to be near the sea...but with my first sewing machine bought at christmas, I'm ready, I think!...you guys are so inspiring, so much so, there's a few projects on my list pinched from yours  :o

My to do list of crafty goodness...

1.   build stash (from big fat zero (or near enough) – fabric, zippers, buttons, embroidery, needles & more
2.   valentine card for the boy
3.   valentine card - for best mate
4.   valentine guitar pick necklace for the boy...will be belated as no store near selling mod podge!
http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/customized_guitar_picks/versions/1
5.   valentine hot chocolate gift set for best mate
6.   chocolate mug cake (posted by Smuckers9 above...lazy girl cake making, love it!)
7.   sushi to fish plushie for sushi-loving friend as seen somewhere on craftster, sorry whoever you are...also at http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/fish_to_sushi_plushie 
8.   stencil t-shirt for the boy
9.   butterfly tote bag for friend – yay, finished (will post pic, a 7 year old can make this but I'm so proud!!)
10.   marilyn stencil tote bag for friend
11.   tote bag for me
12.   butterfly fabric picture and frame – my favourite aunties birthday (to be finished this weekend)
13.   birdy fabric picture and frame – for mum (to be finished this weekend)
14.   mini wrap skirt for me...in fact, tons of skirts for me
From the books Sew U + Subversive Seamstress & http://www.burdastyle.com/ amongst other places
15.   retro scalloped apron
16.   banana bread w/coconut flour (no mean feat, my baking skills + coconut flour = big mess)
17.   tortilla wraps w/coconut flour (high protein+fibre & low carbs=perfect)
18.   dresses - lots, for me (from the above references and generally, shlepping idea's from you guys)
19.   owl pincushion
20.   diy knickers
21.   fabric brooches
22.   monster plushies
23.    silly fleecy throw with customised attached arm gauntlets ;D
or I can now buy one from here: http://www.firebox.com/product/2249/The-Slanket. I can't believe it already exists and has a name and is so expensive...Ikea £1 fleeces, here I come!
24.    cosmetics case - for me and gifts
25.    hopefully a swap or two when i get a little better with my crafting...i've only tried 2 basic tote's as yet!!

Well, that's half my list,,,guess that'll do it for now...less lists more action!...thanks for all your ideas xxx



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: shesaidthat on February 07, 2009 09:16:01 AM
An updated list...

a large Raggy Quilt for my granddaughter Hannah
a Cape for my Gdaughter Hannah
a raggy quilt laptop case (was supposed to sell on my Etsy but my laptop looks sew cozy in there Wink
2 capes for my etsy
2 blanket buntings for etsy
a pincushion for my sewing needles only!
2 puzzle balls
2 dresses for etsy
matching headband for one of the dresses
matching bonnet for the other
a lap afghan for a friend


11 pincushions of varying difficulty
3 lace doilys for others
2 kids puzzleballs
an afghan and hat for another project on here for babies born too soon


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: FunThreads on February 07, 2009 12:19:13 PM
shesaidthat~ I love the line under your photo ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: anitacj on February 07, 2009 01:53:03 PM
Update on the christmas afghan.I only like 20 blocks to finis,then sew together & add fringe  ::),Then I'm finished  ;D.But have to wait til the 15th when dh gets paid to get white yarn.Meanwhile here's some more to addto the list of want to's:
5. beaded heart earrings
6. studded & hand-painted denim jacket
7.christmas angel (plastic canvas)
8.felt snowmen ornaments
9. Poppet ? maybe if I can get the buttons I need.
10. some x-stitch items ( maybe)
11. a sewer's friend ( bag to hold cut threads)

that's all Ican come up withright now.Maybe some more later on.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: CraftNClutter on February 07, 2009 02:35:32 PM
January Gallery of Completed Projects

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3200567928/)
Project #1 - Grape Leaf Swifty (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/01/tricked-out.html)

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3241754724/in/set-72157612571187345/)
Project #2 - Fruity Swifty

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3244956684/in/set-72157612571187345/)
Project #3 - Diva Swifty

All three of these reuseable Swiffer covers were made for mom's birthday which is in a week. I had shown her the newest Mason-Dixon Knitting book at Christmas and she immediately requested "like three."

I got off to a great start at the beginning of January, but had misread the pattern while watching tv and didn't think to "try it on" before finishing. My first attempt ended up being double the size needed, so I started a new one with the thought I would rip back the first until it was the right size. Boy, did I underestimate what a pain tearing out the ball band pattern is. It took me weeks to do!

Here's to hoping I can complete 4 projects in February!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: AlternaWidget on February 07, 2009 03:09:05 PM
Swifty covers! Beautiful!
Man, I am enjoying seeing what everyone is doing with this challenge. THANKS for the inspiration!

Completed to date:
2 lined tote bags
2 crocheted shopping bags
2 mug covers
1 set of 4 coasters
1 pr slippers
4 crocheted dishcloths
1 magic potholder
1 beer bottle vase
3 pr crocheted mittens
3 small crocheted octopi
1 apron

It helps that I had a swap in there, and that I'm in the de-stash-along, and you guys are inspiring me to keep busy.

Thanks!!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on February 07, 2009 04:20:34 PM
Well I have 2 more today.
I made a card that i was really happy with then i put it in the mail before i took a picture >:(
I tried to get it out of the envelope but it was sealed tight...how come envelopes never open easily when you want them to ???
 :)
Anyways I made a card and this button ring! YAY.



thats 5 things for me.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: titancia on February 07, 2009 11:02:27 PM
Is it too late to join? If not, I'm throwing my hat in the ring!! I need some motivation, and this just might be it!! :) I have this problem lately of PLANNING crafts, and BUYING supplies, but not actually DOING anything! :P


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on February 08, 2009 01:06:34 AM
titancia, I have the same problem. Visiting this board reminds me to get back to my projects!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: titancia on February 08, 2009 01:13:07 AM
I started my list and realized I've already done two! So, even though I'm starting late, I don't feel too bad! :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on February 08, 2009 12:50:28 PM
Oh I realized I have done two! Haha I was experimented and did a small patch. Instead of the list I think I will update as I go.

1. Needle Felted t-bone steak
2. Ninja craft felt patch that my boyfriend now has so no pictures.

I'm in the middle of three of four projects and they are almost done. One project will have to be on hold until it stops raining. More updates soon!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on February 08, 2009 02:55:22 PM
Ok heres #6!
A Camera Camera Case :)


Full post here- https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=291373.msg3309563#msg3309563


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on February 08, 2009 03:54:21 PM
#3 is officially done.



More photos in the Fiber Arts board: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=291381.msg3309683#msg3309683 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=291381.msg3309683#msg3309683)

I made it for the Feb. needle felting challenge. I hope I do well!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on February 09, 2009 06:15:33 AM
camo net blanket complete with leaves  :)




Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: titancia on February 09, 2009 08:06:23 AM
That is an awesome blanket!!
I completed project #3...I made a resin necklace with a chicken for a friend's birthday this week. :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: anitacj on February 09, 2009 08:19:05 AM
Update on christmas afghan.I'm fixing to start sewing blocks together (ugh I hate that).Then have to wait on sun. to get more white yarn ,so I can finish the 20 blocks I like.Do the fringe & finished (thank God).Then start on item #2 on list.Still trying to come up with more projects.Question we did v-day cards for a radio stations v-day project at children's church.Does that count as a project?


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on February 09, 2009 08:23:07 AM
I am totally in for this, having just taken a year and a half-long break from crafting (post-wedding).  I don't have fifty projects planned yet, but Im thinking about it and I do have a few...

1.  Pac-man shoes done 2.1.09! 
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/1527.JPG

2.  Valentines frame with conversation hearts
3.  Finish conversation heart charm bracelet started 2 years ago!
4.  swap item 1 (cant tell!)
5.  swap item 2
6.  swap item 3
7.  set of small painted canvases with critters
8.  set of medium painted canvases with wedding poem and book excerpt
9.  "book of love" craft (from wedding...also for craft challenge!)
10.  fibromyalgia-related craft
11.  sexual assault awareness craft for me
12.  sexual assault awareness craft for my husband
13.  handpainted cami and panty set
14.  ted neeley is my homeboy shirt
15.  roy orbison/my grandma tribute item

I think 15 is a good start of things to do!!!  I will keep updated here!!

let's see where we are now...
1.  Pac-man shoes done 2.1.09!  


2.  Valentines frame with conversation hearts done!
3.  Finish conversation heart charm bracelet started 2 years ago!
4.  swap item 1 (cant tell!)
5.  swap item 2
6.  swap item 3
7.  set of small painted canvases with critters
8.  set of medium painted canvases with wedding poem and book excerpt  these are done, although 2/3 of them didnt come out the way i wanted...  :-[
9.  "book of love" craft (from wedding...also for craft challenge!)
10.  fibromyalgia-related craft
11.  sexual assault awareness craft for me
12.  sexual assault awareness craft for my husband
13.  handpainted cami and panty set
14.  ted neeley is my homeboy shirt
15.  roy orbison/my grandma tribute item
16.  painted picture frame (done with owls on the front) for swap (shop the swap)
17.  another painted frame (with fleur-de-lis looking things) for swap (also shop the swap)
18.  mug for swap painted with mario bros.
19.  mug for swap painted with zelda
20.  mug for husband with us on it
21.  top recon so itll work with sexy v-day dress!
22.  flower pot and pens for mom's birthday
23.  painted shirt for brother's birthday
24.  handmade card for niece for birthday (present already sent - inm ahead of that ball, for once!)
25.  handmade v-day card for hubby (in addition to purchased one)


okay, so im adding to the list WAY faster than im able to mark them off, but so be it.  i went shopping this weekend for stuff i needed, so im pretty well set, and have made progress on several things and hopefully will be able to cross off #3, #5, #6, #7, #21, and #25 this week!!  Woohoo!!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: elvesparklydoodas on February 09, 2009 08:57:56 AM
 ;D oooh I must do this - who cares about clean floors?  :D I have a habit of beating myself up for being lazy and useless, but this thread made me realise I've actually made a fair few things already this year! Being noobie I can't post photos yet, so here are my photobucket links to stollen, apricot bars, lots of jewellery pieces (mainly bag charms, plus a couple of brooch pins and a necklace - I made a bracelet yesterday but no photos yet) and my first postcard - oh no wonder my house is in chaos LOL and there was me thinking I was lazy! Maybe 'easily distracted' is a kinder way to describe it  :D













ooopsy it seems to have posted my piccies - hope it's not too much  :-[


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: DeannaLynn06 on February 09, 2009 09:51:45 AM
I finished 8 more projects this weekend. I feel way over productive, but I know that I will slow down later in the year. I will post my progress in a little bit, just wanted to check in.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Chanel on February 09, 2009 11:19:29 AM
1. Jester dotee
2. poppet dolls
3. 10 felt star ornaments
4. 14 owl pincushions
5. 72 berets for girl scouts-made for France for world thinking day event
6. Added ribbon to son's dance regalia
7. 5 luv monsters
8. home made lasagna

I made 2 large homemade lasagna's last night that I am really proud of. They turned out excellent. Unfortunately my camera batteries are dead so no pics. I made it with 2 layers of meat sauce and 5 different kinds of cheese. Even my pickiest kid ate a large slice. The second one went to my neighbors family because she works long hours and all they ever eat is takeout and I just can't stand that LOL


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on February 09, 2009 12:15:04 PM
one of my ongoing projects is washcloths, bath scrubbies, dishcloths etc

I made a leaf shaped earlier today, this is my second version with a hanging loop for the leave stem. The cloth measures approx 9" x 5"



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: acrosstheuniverse on February 09, 2009 12:56:03 PM
Ha ha, all you productive guys have totally already given me a mix of 'completed project envy' /  'project list anxiety'...2 days in and i'm already 2 projects behind schedule, not to mention that whole of january  ;D
Ah well, I can tick off adding to my stash, a little at least, with big tub of buttons, zippers and rick rack bits...but no mod podge, prismo pens or shrinky dink/shrinkle at my local store apart from the pre printed kids stuff  :-[

Lazy girl mug cake this weekend though, yum  :P


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: fusbdgt on February 09, 2009 02:27:22 PM
kookaloo I love the variegated yarn is it cotton?


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on February 09, 2009 02:44:18 PM
It is cotton but I have no idea what brand, it was in a grab bag from a market stall  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on February 09, 2009 03:49:52 PM
Ok, better post my updated list lol
I tried before and hit the wrong button and closed the window so this is take 2

1) The garden makeover that I spoke about ages ago


2)The pattern I tested for puppy pjs that I made my cat wear

(I love the belly fluff lol, shes a long haired rag doll mix)

3)The crayons I "made"

work loves the idea so much they are thinking about making some casts from steel as we go through $200 worth of crayons a WEEK!

4)The mug cozy I made for a swap (I got flaked on after I sent the package, grr)


5) stamp I made for that same swap


6) Teacup tealight candle also for the Fill a Mug Swap


7) Blood splatter coaster - yup, same swap


8) Ninja doll for my FAMS Partners son


9) I made this crayon roll for her other son


10) and this eyeball bag for her hubby


11/12) I made the coffee dyed skinny scarf and painted the mug for her too



theres a better shot of the mug

and then yesterday afternoon I crafted this....

13)
a nice big kitchen fire  :-\ oops. I was trying to make popcorn and the oil caught fire (had the temp too high and left it alone too long) so the next crafty projects will include me scrubbing my entire kitchen down and repainting it  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: DeannaLynn06 on February 09, 2009 04:14:24 PM
Here is my updated list.

To Do (in order of importance):
1 Oven mitt
Picnic set (late Christmas present)
1 thermal pj bottoms (late Christmas present) I have decided not to do this due to pattern issues, and I don't have enough fabric
Sunflower lunch tote
Birds of Paradise lunch tote
3 different grocery bags
Monkey blanket
Doggie coat
Hawaiian quilted tote
Apple apron
Polka Dot apron
2 market bags
Apron for best friend

Done So Far:
1. Eat Sleep Sew iron on applique t-shirt
2. Pink PJ bottoms
3. Pink Applique PJ Top
4. Pink Plaid Lounge pants
5. 5 Cloth lunch sacks (for Sweat Shoppe Swap 17)
6. Black Lounge Pants
7. Magnet Set
8. Craft words Magnets
9. Grey Polka Dot Market Tote
10. 2 pillow slip covers
11. 45"x58" quilt
12. Pink Apron
13-14. 2 Pot holders
15-16. 2 oven mitts
17. Perpetual Calendar from Cannon Park Printables
18. Blue Stripped Lounge Pants
19. Pink Heather Lounge Pants
20. Apple Thermal Lounge Pants
21-22. Quilted Pillow Slip covers
23. Fingerless Gloves
24. Red Crocheted Blanket
25. Brown Crocheted Scarf
26. Pink T-shirt lounge pants
27. Blue Knit Lounge pants



I have also partially finished 15 additional quilt blocks.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: EKO on February 09, 2009 05:35:26 PM

Love that leaf scrubbie,

I had written a big update this weekend but my daughter accidentaly refreshed my page so I will do it again later in the week.

you are all toatly inspiring me to get back on track thought.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on February 09, 2009 09:32:14 PM
#7) Cute little puppy clip inspired by this post. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=280093.msg3171556#msg3171556
I want to make many more!
Although i think there a little big for my liking.  ???




Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: fusbdgt on February 09, 2009 10:22:35 PM
deannalynn did you post the monkey blanket here, or do you have pics, it sounds intriguing, maybe I just missed it.  :(


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: scaramouche on February 10, 2009 04:39:05 AM
I'm in for this. Here's a list I have for now.

- Pink dress for the kingdom of Rose (entertainment troupe I'm in)
- Space goggles
- Belt
- Pirate costume
- Covering a journal
- Dreads falls
- Chrocheted hat

Well I think that is a start for now.



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: hockamama on February 10, 2009 07:30:52 AM
hi, can I join, too?  I have several things I want/need/promised to make this year.  don't know if there's 50, though.  and some things that I've already done:

1:     agatha grace for the foc4 swap


2,3:  bones jones and clarissa jane


4,5:  bernice albertina and maggie sue


6:    basket liner for my valentines from the valentine classroom exchange


7:    tree of love wall decor


8:    sweater bag for my daughter


9:   ipod cozy


10:  owl valentine card


11:   23 valentines and envelopes for the valentine classroom exchange


12:    robot valentines

13:    one blanket for project linus

I plan to complete:

4 more linus blankets
pirate blanket for my son
rag quilt for my niece
john deere lap blanket for hubby
etched wine glasses for same hubby
bigger bag for my embroidery
2 travel bags for my son & I to take on his DC field trip
shower caddy

I'm sure there will be others. 


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: anitacj on February 10, 2009 07:36:48 AM
christmas rose afghan update:I have sewn 31/2 panels so far.I only like 7 more then sew all panels together .But have to wait til sun.to get white yarn (ran out of course) and more lavender.Then crochet around the whole thing & add fringe .Then I'm finished yay.Then start on #2.but I need to add a few things to list
#12.Vulture t-shirt
#13 few atc's.Don't know how many depends on my mood
#14.Recon a journal.
that's all for now but will probably come up w/some more ideas. :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: DeannaLynn06 on February 10, 2009 08:35:05 AM
deannalynn did you post the monkey blanket here, or do you have pics, it sounds intriguing, maybe I just missed it.  :(

I have not posted it. It is something I have had cut up for years, just never sewn. I might take pictures today and ask for help with the arrangement. That is what is stalling me on it.

I broke yesterday and added 8 yards of fabric to my stash. Wal Mart here in town is getting more modern stylish prints instead of all the "grandma" prints they have had. I guess they have over 500 bolts in the receiving room, but no where to put them on the shelves. They had to reorganize the whole department this week, and they still don't have room. I was so excited to hear that, except I can't buy any of it... I guess I really have to sew up a storm to use some of my yardage.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: hockamama on February 10, 2009 10:26:27 AM
deannalynn did you post the monkey blanket here, or do you have pics, it sounds intriguing, maybe I just missed it.  :(

I have not posted it. It is something I have had cut up for years, just never sewn. I might take pictures today and ask for help with the arrangement. That is what is stalling me on it.

I broke yesterday and added 8 yards of fabric to my stash. Wal Mart here in town is getting more modern stylish prints instead of all the "grandma" prints they have had. I guess they have over 500 bolts in the receiving room, but no where to put them on the shelves. They had to reorganize the whole department this week, and they still don't have room. I was so excited to hear that, except I can't buy any of it... I guess I really have to sew up a storm to use some of my yardage.

lucky!  all the walmarts in these parts have liquidated their fabric departments.  it's so sad :'(


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on February 10, 2009 10:34:06 AM
christmas rose afghan update:I have sewn 31/2 panels so far.I only like 7 more then sew all panels together .But have to wait til sun.to get white yarn (ran out of course) and more lavender.Then crochet around the whole thing & add fringe .Then I'm finished yay.Then start on #2.but I need to add a few things to list
#12.Vulture t-shirt
#13 few atc's.Don't know how many depends on my mood
#14.Recon a journal.
that's all for now but will probably come up w/some more ideas. :)

Hi anitacj  :D It's good to know the christmas rose afghan is coming along!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on February 10, 2009 05:39:24 PM
hockamama- those stuffies are stinkin' cute! i love them!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: anitacj on February 10, 2009 07:16:32 PM
Thamks Koola-Starr,
That means alot to me.With all the distractions around me,it's a miracle I get anything done.I don't know if I'll sew any tomorrow or not.It's my birthday ( big 50).And I really don't know how I feel about it.I always tell myself it's just a number.But this is a big one.I think I might work on something else.I want to try inchies but I don't know.But I'll put it on my list anyway.
#15inchies?


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on February 11, 2009 12:45:57 AM
Have a wonderful birthday anitacj!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: hockamama on February 11, 2009 04:24:01 AM
hockamama- those stuffies are stinkin' cute! i love them!

thank you!  they were alot of fun to make

Thamks Koola-Starr,
That means alot to me.With all the distractions around me,it's a miracle I get anything done.I don't know if I'll sew any tomorrow or not.It's my birthday ( big 50).And I really don't know how I feel about it.I always tell myself it's just a number.But this is a big one.I think I might work on something else.I want to try inchies but I don't know.But I'll put it on my list anyway.
#15inchies?

happy birthday, anitacj!  50's not such a big number, there are lots bigger ones :)



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: anitacj on February 11, 2009 09:42:09 AM
Thanks everyone for the bd wishes.At least the peeps on craftster cares.My dh & mom hasn't wished me happy bd or anything  :'(.My mom did get me the most awful necklace I've ever seen.And that sucker is heavy.She said it looked like me :-\,whatever that meant.My dh says since he doesn't get paid til tomorrow that we'll do something Sun.Yeah right,who knows what he'll come up with,if anything.I think I will try to do some inchies (maybe,don't know for sure).I'm not feeling very crafty right now  :'(.Kookla-Starr thanks for the pm,it helped put a nice start to a already bad day.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: fusbdgt on February 11, 2009 11:59:50 AM
Happy Birthday anitacj!  You may not feel crafty, but maybe you should doing something anyways, there have been studies that says it helps to lift your mood, the act of doing something that you enjoy and something about the working with you hands helps increase serotonin levels ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on February 11, 2009 12:02:33 PM
{{{hugs}}} anitacj

we DO care, so have a wonderful birthday as much as you can and by God, MAKE him take you out this weekend!  And dont worry about what your mom said - my mom gave me the 2nd ugliest necklace ever at Christmas (second only to one from my m-i-l) and said she just thought it was SO me.

whether you craft or not today, do something just for you - bubble bath, favorite indulgent movie, something!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: marcusandila on February 11, 2009 01:17:46 PM
im hopping in this... :)

I need the motivation to knock things off my to do list.

Does crafts made for a swap count?????


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on February 11, 2009 01:43:17 PM
of course swap stuff counts!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: marcusandila on February 11, 2009 02:27:09 PM
of course swap stuff counts!

lol i thought they did. just wanted to clarify. :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on February 11, 2009 02:28:24 PM
Happy Bday anitacj  :-*
with the fugly necklace can you pull it apart and use the bits for different stuff? thats what Ive done a few times  ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Chanel on February 11, 2009 04:46:06 PM
January Projects:

1. Jester dotee
2. poppet dolls
3. 10 felt star ornaments
4. 14 owl pincushions
5. 72 berets for girl scouts-made for France for world thinking day event
6. Added ribbon to son's dance regalia

February projects:

7. 5 luv monsters
8. home made lasagna
9. Altar Cloth


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: horsygirl321 on February 11, 2009 06:51:09 PM
Happy Bday anitacj  :-*
with the fugly necklace can you pull it apart and use the bits for different stuff? thats what Ive done a few times  ;)

i do this ALL THE TIME!   Happy Bday anitacj!!! *hug*   :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: anitacj on February 12, 2009 06:56:05 AM
Thanks everyone for the b-day wishes. : :).It turned a little bit for the better.It seemed everyone woke up at the same time,and realized it was my b-day.Mom & dh finally wished me a b-day ::).As far as the necklaceI don't know what to do with it yet.It looks like white coral ( :-\) & it might be very expensive.So haven't decided yet :-\.I did manage to sew all the blocks that I had on hand for the afghan.And started to sew the panels together(ugh i hate sewing blocks together).This is the part I absolutely hate above anything else. ::).


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: hotty_blond2000 on February 12, 2009 01:17:17 PM
update for my projects

1. yellow wire wrapped bracelet
2. Rapunzel scarfs
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289908.0
3. Floppy disk boxes
doesn't count as me doing because I had the boyfriend glue them. I just removed labels.
4. glass beaded stretch bracelets
5. pink shell and green cat eye beaded spring necklace and earring set
6. purple shell and green cat eye beaded spring necklace and earring set
7. purple, red, and black beaded  necklace and earring set
8. blue and green cat eye spring necklace
9. redid boyfriends necklace because it broke
====

10. plastic stretch bead bracelets
11. a couple more necklaces

link to all jewelry made this year:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=291966.0

12. Crafty Housewares Tutorial Listing
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=291886.0
13. brainstormed future Etsy name and began devising a banner. Although I may not start one till next year.
14. posted almost all of recent projects


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: anitacj on February 13, 2009 11:27:34 AM
Ack!the 50 projects maybe on hold awhile.Just got back from dr.'s office w/mom.Bad news all the way around.She told the dr. she was having shortness of breath & chest pains for the last 2 weeks.(first I heard about it).Then he knocked me for a loop.Said the last x-rays of her knee showed loose cartilage or something.So she has to see a orthopedic dr.And we might be facing orthoscopic surgary or total knee replacement.We'll see I think I'll just throw myself into my crafts & cleaning the house.So I got my list so far so that will help me keep stress down.
Add#17 bargello heart plastic canvas tote.
please excuse mistakes I'm really stressed out :'( :'(


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: marcusandila on February 13, 2009 12:14:58 PM
Here's my goals for this year...I actually have some other stuff done too. i'll add them to my total # done. They were for the Pet Lover's swap. My partner hasn't received yet, so I can't post what they were. I may end up adding to this list as I determine more Christmas gifts [because I Christmas craft & shop all year round].

GREEN=WIP
Strikethrough & RED=DONE

1.   Gift for Precious. [craftster Dreambelle’s dog] *3/4 done*
2.   Crochet Baby Pod  *1/2 done*
3.   NINJA Please stenciled tshirt. For vurella.christmas. [wist]
4.   Cleveland Browns Baby layette set [jack&katie]
5.   Savings Jars [sort of like the ones in my wist]
6.   Stenciled Stripper shirt. Marcus
7.   Stenciled Steelers shirt. Marcus
8.   Magnetic dry-erase board framed with poker themed fabric for fridge. melinda-christmas
9.   Crochet Purse. Gray.  *3/4 done*
10.   Crochet. Reusable swiffer wetjet pads [like in my wist]
11.   Crochet Dishclothes (mom, Melinda, and myself). Christmas.
12.   Yoga pants from tshirt [several pairs][wist]
13.   Poker Magnets (Melinda) & Flylady Magnets(mom). Christmas.
14.   Crochet 2 wristlet pincushions. Red/black [vurella.christmas] & green [me]
15.   Cream heirloom baby blanket---Harris
16.   Sand & Paint bookcase in craft-room white
17.   Fix & Touch up Tropical beach cabinet.
18.   Crochet table runner for dining room table
19.   Paint ceramic geisha doll. Christmas
20.   Handpainted shotglasses. Uncle Slugger. christmas.
21.   Crochet flower choker in wist
22.   Hand-paint days of the week dishtowels (mom. Christmas)
23.   Asian dragon ami [like in wist for vurella for Christmas]
24.   Sew baby pants
25.   Lighthouse saltdough christmas ornaments [aunt debbie. christmas]
26.   Painting
27.   Coffee cup cozies from wist
28.   arm warmers from wist
29.   Crochet hook roll & Paint brush roll
30.   Handpainted shotglasses for Dad. [christmas]
31.   Wall-E & Eve amigurumis [wist]
32.   Crochet Beret [pg 3 of 50things 2009 thread]
33.   Make-your-own-opoly –Christmas. Marcus
34.   Veggie Amis – wist
35.   Baby Booties & Shoes---wist *Crochet Monster booties* Crochet Converse Booties-variety of colors* *3 seam shoes*
36.   Yarn book organizer---wist
37.   Crochet Diaper soakers
38.   Poker kitchen tea-towels (Melinda. Christmas)
39.   Couple's Geneology Tree for dining room
40.   Crochet tea set [wist]
41.   Travel coffee case [wist]
42.   TMNT amigurumis [wist]
43.   Cutesy apron [wist]
44.   3-4 skirts & maybe a dress?
45.   Noah’s ark baby afghan [wist]
46.   Fish baby quilt. Beki.
47.   Guitar diaper bag [just like the guitar purse, but modified into diaper bag]. Beki.
48.   Pittsburgh Steelers mini tree-complete w/decorations. Marcus-christmas
49.   Shrinky Dink *nameplate* necklace for Vurella (Christmas)
50.   Paint Ceramic Chess set

Extra: READ my book collection; so Marcus will be okay with me buying the Tightwad Gazette


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: DeannaLynn06 on February 13, 2009 12:25:15 PM
Here is my updated list.

To Do (in order of importance):
1 Oven mitt -done
Picnic set (late Christmas present) - done
Sunflower lunch tote - Fabric Cut
Birds of Paradise lunch tote - fabric cut
3 different grocery bags - fabric cut
Monkey blanket - fabric cut
Doggie coat - needs button or velcro
Hawaiian quilted tote -Fabric Cut
Apple apron - Fabric Cut
Polka Dot apron - might use fabric for something else
2 market bags - Fabric Cut
Apron for best friend

Done So Far:
1. Eat Sleep Sew iron on applique t-shirt
2. Pink PJ bottoms
3. Pink Applique PJ Top
4. Pink Plaid Lounge pants
5. 5 Cloth lunch sacks (for Sweat Shoppe Swap 17)
6. Black Lounge Pants
7. Magnet Set
8. Craft words Magnets
9. Grey Polka Dot Market Tote
10. 2 pillow slip covers
11. 45"x58" quilt
12. Pink Apron
13-14. 2 Pot holders
15-16. 2 oven mitts
17. Perpetual Calendar from Cannon Park Printables
18. Blue Stripped Lounge Pants
19. Pink Heather Lounge Pants
20. Apple Thermal Lounge Pants
21-22. Quilted Pillow Slip covers
23. Fingerless Gloves
24. Red Crocheted Blanket
25. Brown Crocheted Scarf
26. Pink T-shirt lounge pants
27. Blue Knit Lounge pants
28. Owl Purse
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=291871.msg3316170#msg3316170 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=291871.msg3316170#msg3316170)
29. Owl Wallet (matches purse)
30. Pot Holder
31. Oven Mitt
32. 2 placemats
33. Picnic Tote bag


I have also partially finished 15 additional quilt blocks.



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on February 13, 2009 01:28:48 PM
Oh anitacj, I'm so sorry to hear that you mom may have to have surgery. I know whenever I'm stressed/worried I occupy myself with crafts too. I hope you guys are OK!

I've done a new freezer paper stencil and some alterations on a shirt for 6 & 7, but I'm waiting for my camera to be in a good mood and a sunny day at the same time before I post.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: anitacj on February 13, 2009 02:35:30 PM
Thank you.It's just this has really tilted my world.I finished sewing 2 panels of the afghan together.Just 9 more to go (sigh).Then I can start on something else.I'm trying to find the instructs for my camera.I don't know what my dh did with it. >:(.Then I can try to post the afghan when I'm through with it.Plus a lot more stuff I've done.Hope I can find the stupid thing.Anyway I have lots of wips,kits,etc.that can keep my mind occupied instead of stressed out. :-\


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on February 13, 2009 02:49:10 PM
YAY! I finished the snowflake blanket  ;D

pics here
 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=281630.msg3319345#msg3319345
I'll try and get a decent one in daylight tomorrow.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: GumInMyHair on February 13, 2009 05:17:00 PM
Jeez Deannalynn, you are really making great progress. At this rate you will be finished with 50 projects before the end of February!  :o

How do you do it!?


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: froggmomma on February 13, 2009 05:48:50 PM
I'm so trying to stay on board here, but with being thrust on midnights at work io'm hardly sleeping, and rarely crafting. I did join the yarnie swap so I've done a few things for that but it's a secret ( hate keeping secrets but soon it'll get sent out and the world can know). Have the fabric for the baby book, but have to get to the thrift store for the clothes.
anitacj, so sorry to hear about mom, you are in our prayers here.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: DeannaLynn06 on February 13, 2009 06:03:54 PM
Jeez Deannalynn, you are really making great progress. At this rate you will be finished with 50 projects before the end of February!  :o

How do you do it!?

Unemployment and no kids leads a great crafting life! However I will soon run out of money to pay for the crafting and will have to get another job :(


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: pjherbert on February 13, 2009 07:21:30 PM
kookaloo - that is beautiful!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on February 13, 2009 10:57:01 PM
I just finished #8 - Brigadeiros for Valentine's Day. Holy balls are they rich and tasty... Here's (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=275352.0) the recipe from musicalcrafts; it's really easy too.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on February 13, 2009 11:43:15 PM
anitacj, I hope all turns out well with your mother.

I completed six projects today. Yay!
4. Pinup upcycled can cuff
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=292180.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=292180.0)

5. Garnet abstract earrings
6. Garnet and black bead earrings to match an existing choker
7. Jellyfish earrings
8. Octopus bracelet
9. Hello Kitty bracelet
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=292183.new#new (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=292183.new#new)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: anitacj on February 14, 2009 06:30:55 AM
Thanks everyone :).Yesterday I was sooo stressed out I went and sewd all but 2 of the panels that I had on hand togesther.I'll sew those 2 together ,then tomorrow get more yarn finish the other panels I need.Sew them on,crochet around the outside,add fringe & I'm through yay. ;D.Then I'll start something else.I'll have to work on things sporadically since all this drama with my mom is going on. :-\.So maybe I can do things off & on.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on February 14, 2009 07:11:44 AM
kookaloo - that is beautiful!

here's a better pic  ;D





Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: anitacj on February 14, 2009 01:12:18 PM
Things have hit a snag.Dh says I have to wait to get yarn to finish the afghan.He gets paid in 2 weeks  ::).So I'll work on other things til I can finish it.This has been a most upsetting week. :-[,Add #18to list!
#18 felt gingerbreadmen bookmarks.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: pjherbert on February 14, 2009 01:15:34 PM
Kookaloo - how did you join them? Is it just whip stitch? I love it!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on February 14, 2009 02:10:58 PM
I don't actually know what whip stitch is *lol* I sc'd the hexes to each other and then used mattress stitch to join each strip  :) I have to make one for myself at some point  ;D

Today I started work on my Shawler, I messed up slightly but I'll just make the same mistake on the second side so it is symmetrical  ::)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Ivagrovegirl on February 15, 2009 04:32:41 PM
Hi,
I am going to join this even though we are half way through february. I'll catch up anyway from September through December. You guys are so inspiring. I wish I could craft half as well as all of you. I think that I'll just post pics when I finish stuff rather than make a list because my list is quite extensive. I have just altered some pants for my Grandma and some pants for my aunt but as soon as I get to walmart for craft paper so that I can cut out patterns I will be on a major sewing kick.

Emily


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on February 15, 2009 06:18:49 PM
Welcome Emily!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: EKO on February 17, 2009 02:43:56 PM
Alright it seems right now the hardest problem I am having is finding time to post!

Here is my update with pictures of the finished projects.

So far I have done the following:

1. A stuffed beach ball rattle for my niece. ( I will be making more for my daughters birthday loot bags- shown with a similar stuffed cube to match a quilt I made)



2. A crocheted calorimetry. I want to make more of these for my nieces.




3. A yoga mat bag, made from an old pair of my jeans.






Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: EKO on February 17, 2009 02:45:15 PM
Alright it seems right now the hardest problem I am having is finding time to post!

Here is my update with pictures of the finished projects.

4 & 5. the quilt for my best friends shower and matching rattle cube.





[imghttp://users.egate.net/~eko/Craftster/SD531407.JPG]http://[/img]

6 & 7. some dish clothes for a swap I am in and a pretty bubble envelope to send it all in.



8. A cell phone case.


(note sure why the photo is blurry)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: EKO on February 17, 2009 02:46:21 PM
9. A rice filled heat pack.



10. A old towel turned chair cover.




(my daughter got this dirty before i could take a photo at least it was not on the wicker seat!)

I think there are a few others but i cant remember at the moment.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: EKO on February 17, 2009 02:47:18 PM
Below is a list of project I have started.

11. A blanket for my daughters birthday.



12. some more fabric balls for her loot bags.

and finally some projects on my list but still not started.

13. some crayon rolls for loot bags

14. some pencil cases for loot bags

15.calorimetry's for loot bags

16.  a hobby horse for my daughters friend.

17. a cat mat roll from my daughters friend.

18. a purse for me

19. an all purpose diaper bag

20.  a kimono wrap top for dear daughter.

21.  a cupcake pin cushion

22. & 23. 2 more baby quilts for expecting family and friends.

24. re decorate the main floor bathroom.

that is all I can think of at the moment not including crafty baking.

I will update more often to avoid massive updates like this.  that is my February resolution.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on February 17, 2009 02:58:26 PM
let's see where we are now...
1.  Pac-man shoes done!
2.  Valentines frame with conversation hearts done!
3.  Finish conversation heart charm bracelet started 2 years ago! just not ready to work on this (it was a b***h and a half making it and i still havent recovered!)
4.  swap item 1 (cant tell!) done!
5.  swap item 2 done!
6.  swap item 3 done!
7.  set of small painted canvases with critters
8.  set of medium painted canvases with wedding poem and book excerpt done!
9.  "book of love" craft (from wedding...also for craft challenge!) gave up as apparently paper crafts is just not my thing
10.  fibromyalgia-related craft
11.  sexual assault awareness craft for me
12.  sexual assault awareness craft for my husband
13.  handpainted cami and panty set
14.  ted neeley is my homeboy shirt
15.  roy orbison/my grandma tribute item
16.  painted picture frame (done with owls on the front) for swap (shop the swap) done!
17.  another painted frame (with fleur-de-lis looking things) for swap (also shop the swap)
18.  mug for swap painted with mario bros.
19.  mug for swap painted with zelda
20.  mug for husband with us on it mug for husband with a transformer on it (let's be honest, he'll like that more)
21.  top recon so itll work with sexy v-day dress!
22.  flower pot and pens for mom's birthday
23.  painted shirt for brother's birthday

new things to go on the list...

22.  (since i took two off the list)...handmade card for brother's birthday
23.  make a family-opoly for dad for birthday
24.  painted mirror for mom's birthday
25.  painted vase for m-i-l for mothers day
26.  painted birdhouse for f-i-l for father's day
27.  painted mirror for sister's birthday (can you tell ive been doing my gift planning for the year, lol!)
28.  painted mirror for s-i-l's birthday
29.  scrabble board with love words for friend's anniversary
30.  painted martini glasses for friend's birthday
31.  Where the Wild Things Are shirt for nephew's birthday

There's more but, not for now.  My husband makes fun of me for deciding early in the year 90% of my gifts for the year, but whatever, it gets the job budgeted and done!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: marcusandila on February 17, 2009 03:15:20 PM

There's more but, not for now.  My husband makes fun of me for deciding early in the year 90% of my gifts for the year, but whatever, it gets the job budgeted and done!


lol everyone BUT marcus makes fun of me. We have a huge family s0o generally i HAVE to start in january to have everything by december lol.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on February 17, 2009 05:22:50 PM
Whoohooo!  I can play!

I have been all hush hush for such a long time about things I have been doing but now that the site is up and running I can show off what I have been doing!!

Okay... so starting Jan 1...
I designed 2 rockets..



and a set of people..


and some pirates...


and a set of ladybugs...


and a set of turtles...


I *think* I did this guy up after the new year started.. this is Chirp... He's sooOOO adorable in person!


I made a quilt for my son's teacher's son who has stage 4 Hodgkin's and is going to have a bone marrow transplant soon - I backed it with fleece to be extra warm in the hospital...


and a matching reversible tote to go with the blanket...the other side of the tote is the dark purple print and the inside is the light material that is used on the quilt...



Whew!  I have been a busy woman!
I also have another baby quilt in the works but it is not done yet... okay, it is mostly done. mostly. but I will save those pics for another day!
9 down 41 to go..
okay.. I am doubting myself... did I design the rockets before or after the new year?? gah!  I don't remember!! sigh.
Okay. Put me down for 7, 43 to go.... ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: pjherbert on February 17, 2009 07:14:39 PM
Craftydeb, I LOVE your stuff, your site is also awesome!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: feelix on February 17, 2009 07:25:05 PM
Crafty Deb - I love it all!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on February 17, 2009 07:57:48 PM
Aww thanks guys!
I've been really really busy - tomorrow morning first thing I will be at it again!  I have been absolutely loving my new cleaner craft room - I still have stuff to put away but it is sooOooo much more user friendly - and inviting.  I actually enjoy going in there now - for the longest time I just wanted to shut the door and walk away.  It feels good to be back in the crafty saddle - I have lots of  big plans for tomorrow!  May the crafting goddess smile down on me!!

I guess most importantly I've been having fun but still challenging myself... and that's what it's all about!

Thanks for the site kudos.. I hope it takes off - but then everyone who has a website hope theirs is a success.... I'll just take a deep breath and run with it.  I've had a few sales and that is good by me.  it's only been open for 2 1/2 days...!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: feelix on February 17, 2009 08:22:59 PM
Aww thanks guys!
I've been really really busy - tomorrow morning first thing I will be at it again!  I have been absolutely loving my new cleaner craft room - I still have stuff to put away but it is sooOooo much more user friendly - and inviting.  I actually enjoy going in there now - for the longest time I just wanted to shut the door and walk away.  It feels good to be back in the crafty saddle - I have lots of  big plans for tomorrow!  May the crafting goddess smile down on me!!

I guess most importantly I've been having fun but still challenging myself... and that's what it's all about!

Thanks for the site kudos.. I hope it takes off - but then everyone who has a website hope theirs is a success.... I'll just take a deep breath and run with it.  I've had a few sales and that is good by me.  it's only been open for 2 1/2 days...!

its open?
sweet!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on February 17, 2009 11:32:04 PM
Thanks for the site kudos.. I hope it takes off - but then everyone who has a website hope theirs is a success.... I'll just take a deep breath and run with it.  I've had a few sales and that is good by me.  it's only been open for 2 1/2 days...!

That's fantastic! And impressive. Much good luck to you. I've wanted to start my own etsy but I fear that I wont be successful... I still want to try selling a couple of things soon.

10. Felt Pastry Plush
I did #10 last night. Saw a tutorial on deviantart.com and had to try it then and there. Link to the tutorial: http://someweirdcrab.deviantart.com/art/Pastry-Tutorial-113057680


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: marcusandila on February 18, 2009 06:41:22 AM
craftydeb, i just wanted to say that your site's tut on making a magic ring was verrrrrrrrrry helpful. i like tuts w/pics & I've always wondered how to do the magic ring. thanks!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on February 18, 2009 07:16:22 AM
That magic ring is the best.  I don't start many projects without it.  I learned from a Japanese site thanks to pictures and I know a lot of people have issues with the ring.  Once you get the hang of it, it is so sweet!  I am planning on adding more tutorials in the upcoming months as well as free patterns. 

I better get to work.  I have not done squat all morning long.  I have a hard time getting motivated when it is dreary outside... I am happy for the rain though - wish I had planted my blueberry bushes weeks ago.... well.  I'll get them this week... and get them in the ground over the weekend...


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: sammiejayr on February 18, 2009 11:27:24 AM
I wanna play too!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Chanel on February 18, 2009 12:26:41 PM
So my daughter is having a party this weekend for her 10th birthday. I decided to make some little dolls to give as prizes to some of the games. They are like dotee dolls but some are bigger and I left off the tails and hangers for time purposes. I made 24 of them.







January Projects:

1. Jester dotee
2. poppet dolls
3. 10 felt star ornaments
4. 14 owl pincushions
5. 72 berets for girl scouts-made for France for world thinking day event
6. Added ribbon to son's dance regalia

February projects:

7. 5 luv monsters
8. home made lasagna
9. Altar Cloth
10. 24 mini dolls for party favors


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on February 18, 2009 03:22:54 PM
I've just finished another three projects, but they're swap items, so I'm not just quite yet posting photos....


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: nofury on February 18, 2009 05:05:38 PM
1 & 2 Knitty's Calorimetery & Gloves from One Skien:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=286570.0

3. Knitted Socks:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=286572.0

4. Freezer paper Armadillo shirts and card for mom:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=286574.0

5. Bag for storing my comforter during the summer:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288042.0

6. Star Shirt:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288048.0

7. Door Hanger/Organizer:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288054.0

8. Purse with bamboo handles:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288056.0

9. MASH shoulder bag from a t-shirt:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288057.0

10. Om in the Home:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288059.0

11. Lip Balm
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289014.0

12. Chenille scarf with beading
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289017.0

13. Circle scrubbers
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289018.0

14. Freezer paper shirts for me!
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=290237.0

15. Strawberry Pouch
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=290548

16. Framed Memo Boards
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=290549

17. Tardis Gear
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=290776.0

18. Calvin & Hobbes Shirt
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=290776.0

19&20. Sewing machine cover & Pin cushion/Thread catcher

Odd Angle:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=292634.0



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: lafemmefatale on February 18, 2009 05:20:49 PM
you are a MACHINE. :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: nofury on February 18, 2009 06:50:18 PM
I'm moving in June and starting Law School in the fall. I'm trying to make things I'll use during the next three years 'cause I know I'm going to have NO time for crafting once I start school. No swaps for me any time soon!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: hotty_blond2000 on February 18, 2009 11:00:14 PM
update for my projects

 1. yellow wire wrapped bracelet
 2. Rapunzel scarfs
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289908.0
 3. 3 glass beaded stretch bracelets
 4. added ear wires to blue earrings that were unfinished
 5. redid boyfriends necklace because it broke

January Total: bracelets = 4; necklaces = 1; earrings = 1; Rapunzel scarves = 7

 6. Floppy disk boxes - doesn't count as me doing because I had the boyfriend glue them. I just removed labels.
 7. pink shell and green cat eye beaded spring necklace and earring set
 8. purple shell and green cat eye beaded spring necklace and earring set
 9. purple, red, and black beaded  necklace and earring set
10. blue and green cat eye spring necklace
11. plastic stretch bead bracelets (9 of them)
12. a couple more necklaces

link to all jewelry made this year:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=291966.0

13. Crafty Housewares Tutorial Listing
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=291886.0

14. brainstormed future Etsy name and began devising a banner. Although I may not start one till next year.
15. posted almost all of recent projects

====
16. 16 plastic beaded stretch bracelets  (pix will be uploaded tomorrow - when batteries done charging
17. 2 plastic beaded necklaces
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=291966.msg3338675#msg3338675

*My man made me a wood burned plaque with the symbol for Love for Valentines
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=291957.0



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on February 19, 2009 03:27:33 AM
I made 4 of these last night, dishcloths with built in pan scrubber  :)



I bought (hopefully) enough yarn to finish my cardi so I'm hoping to get it finished before summer arrives  ;)

nofury - I love everything you make! Your Mums armadillo shirts cracked me up  ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: nofury on February 19, 2009 08:10:21 AM

nofury - I love everything you make! Your Mums armadillo shirts cracked me up  ;D

Thanks!  ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on February 20, 2009 04:05:48 AM
Last night/this morning I made a BICO  :) The "baby it's cold outside" baby cardi from Crochet Me - I don't have a baby, I don't know anyone who DOES have a baby but I had oddments of pink yarn that I wanted to use up and I had just enough for this project  ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: lafemmefatale on February 20, 2009 06:58:06 AM
lol hilarious! Find someone for a personal swap!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on February 20, 2009 08:43:23 AM
I have a big enough extended family that it will come in useful somewhere along the line & one of my faraway friends has a grand daughter due this year so it won't sit in a box all unloved & unwanted for long  ;D

My next project is this http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/80771AD.html?noImages= (http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/80771AD.html?noImages=) I'm using the yarn from my frogged Shawler...I don't think I would wear a whole garment made of cream wool  :-\


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: nofury on February 20, 2009 01:02:25 PM
I have a big enough extended family that it will come in useful somewhere along the line & one of my faraway friends has a grand daughter due this year so it won't sit in a box all unloved & unwanted for long  ;D

My next project is this http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/80771AD.html?noImages= (http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/80771AD.html?noImages=) I'm using the yarn from my frogged Shawler...I don't think I would wear a whole garment made of cream wool  :-\

Wow! What an exciting project! Can't wait to see!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: EKO on February 20, 2009 01:50:04 PM
I had time to craft today so happy, did not get many of my must do things done but still.

Here is the update of what I have done so far with photos of what I recently finished.
So far I have done the following:

1. A stuffed beach ball rattles for my niece. (I will be making more for my daughter’s birthday loot bags- shown with a similar stuffed cube to match a quilt I made)
http://users.egate.net/~eko/Craftster/SD531403.JPG (http://users.egate.net/~eko/Craftster/SD531403.JPG)

2. A crocheted calorimetry. I want to make more of these for my nieces.
http://users.egate.net/~eko/Craftster/SD531417.JPG (http://users.egate.net/~eko/Craftster/SD531417.JPG)


3. A yoga mat bag, made from an old pair of my jeans.
http://users.egate.net/~eko/Craftster/SD531419.JPG (http://users.egate.net/~eko/Craftster/SD531419.JPG)
http://users.egate.net/~eko/Craftster/SD531421.JPG (http://users.egate.net/~eko/Craftster/SD531421.JPG)


4 & 5. The quilt for my best friends shower and matching rattle cube.
http://users.egate.net/~eko/Craftster/SD531405.JPG (http://users.egate.net/~eko/Craftster/SD531405.JPG)
http://users.egate.net/~eko/Craftster/SD531406.JPG (http://users.egate.net/~eko/Craftster/SD531406.JPG)
http://users.egate.net/~eko/Craftster/SD531407.JPG (http://users.egate.net/~eko/Craftster/SD531407.JPG)

6 & 7. Some dish clothes for a swap I am in and a pretty bubble envelope to send it all in.
http://users.egate.net/~eko/Craftster/SD531402.JPG (http://users.egate.net/~eko/Craftster/SD531402.JPG)

8. A cell phone case.
http://users.egate.net/~eko/Craftster/SD531409.JPG (http://users.egate.net/~eko/Craftster/SD531409.JPG)
(Note sure why the photo is blurry)

9. A rice filled heat pack.
http://users.egate.net/~eko/Craftster/SD531424.JPG (http://users.egate.net/~eko/Craftster/SD531424.JPG)

10. A old towel turned chair cover.
http://users.egate.net/~eko/Craftster/SD531428.JPG (http://users.egate.net/~eko/Craftster/SD531428.JPG)
http://users.egate.net/~eko/Craftster/SD531429.JPG (http://users.egate.net/~eko/Craftster/SD531429.JPG)
(My daughter got this dirty before i could take a photo at least it was not on the wicker seat!)

11. An old Tee Shirt turned dress for my daughter

(she was sleepy when i made her try it on)


12. A small purse to hold my phone, cards and a new coin purse.



13. A coin purse to match my mini purse.



Below is a list of project I have started.

14. A blanket for my daughter’s birthday.
http://users.egate.net/~eko/Craftster/SD531431.jpg (http://users.egate.net/~eko/Craftster/SD531431.jpg)

15. Some more fabric balls for her loot bags.
(I’ve also done a bit more work on these this week)

And finally some projects on my list but still not started.

16. Some crayon rolls for loot bags

17. Some pencil cases for loot bags

18. Calorimetries for loot bags

19.  A hobby horse for my daughter’s friend.

20. A car mat roll from my daughter’s friend.

21. An all purpose diaper bag

22.  A kimono wrap top for dear daughter.

23.  A cupcake pin cushion

24. & 25. 2 more baby quilts for expecting family and friends.

26. Re-decorate the main floor bathroom.

That is all I can think of at the moment not including crafty baking.

I will update more often to avoid massive updates like this.  That is my February resolution.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on February 20, 2009 03:17:11 PM
progress  ;D



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: EKO on February 20, 2009 03:50:00 PM
progress  ;D

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/003168.JPG (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/003168.JPG)


that is going to look very nice when done.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on February 20, 2009 04:04:08 PM
I've just started a crochet-a-long thread for the Irish Lace scarf, anyone up for joining me?

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=293265.new#new
 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=293265.new#new)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: anitacj on February 21, 2009 02:00:05 PM
Due to the fact that circumstances beyond my control.(My mom's health situation).I don't know if I'll even be able to do any of the projects I listed.Everything is total chaos around here.And I'm sooo stressed I can't concentrate on projects right now.So this is put on hold until we find out what we're facing. :'(


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: EKO on February 21, 2009 02:15:03 PM
anitacj

sorry to hear that, I hope everyting works out well  and that in time you can start a few small projects again even if just to take your mind off things.

eko


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on February 21, 2009 02:23:11 PM
Sorry about your family situation anitacj.  :(

Heres my next one...i think number 8.
Owl-y earrings...really easy but a craft none the less :D





Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: OnePinkHippo on February 22, 2009 08:19:21 AM
I just saw this thread and said, "hey, I can do this!" I asked my mom if she thought I could do it and she said "No."  :-\ I'm going to prove her wrong, though! I have 11 done already:

1. Square Top Garter Stitch Hat (Boyfriend)
2. Garter Stitch Scarf (Boyfriend)
3. various squares for the 2008 12" Block a Month Crochet-a-long
5. Jiffy Cotton Tweed Hat (Me)

6. Starfish cloth (swap partner)

7. Scrap Petal (Mom)

8. Red, Green Twists and Yellow Ombre Petal (Me)

9. Cosmetic bag (Me)
10. Heart cloth (swap partner)
11. Le Slouch (Me)
12. Bubbyfly (Boyfriend)


(Other pictures can be seen on my blog. [see siggie])

Currently on the needles/hook/machine/hoop
1. xstitch quote.
2. 2 yoga bags for me and my mom.
3. 2 bags for my friends (these were Christmas presents.  :-[)
4. quilt
5. 2 2008 12" Square CAL afghans
6. 2009 12" and 6" square CAL afghan
7. Hat for my aunt
8. Hat for me
9. Octopus for my friend's birthday
10. Peas in a pod for my cousin's wedding.
11. Knit octopus
12. Heart cushion

And I have a ton of projects planned. Looking forward to making 50! :D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on February 22, 2009 09:24:10 AM
mochaxlight, with 11 already done I am sure you can do this. And making a list keeps you on track


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: imafundork on February 22, 2009 12:52:24 PM
Here's an update of my completed projects.

January
1. Felted Clutch
2. Felted Pencil Case
3. 2 Button Ornaments
4. Rainbow Headband
5. Red Headband (for my sister)
6. Rapunzel Scarf (for a swap)
7. Small Fabric Basket (for a swap)
8. Threadcatcher/Pin Cushion (for a swap)
9. 2 Cable Knit Washcloths (for nephew due in May)
10. Purple Bib (for my friend's daughter)
11. 3 Scarves (for the kids I babysit for)
12. Throw Pillow

February
13. Large Fabric Basket (for a swap)
14. 2 Drawstring Pouches (for a swap)
15. 6 hand drawn notecards (for a swap)
16. Cable Knit Washcloth
17. 6 Notecards With Handmade Envelopes (for friend's birthday)
18. Necklace and Matching Earrings (for friend's birthday)
19. 2 Coffee Cup Cozies (for my sister and friend)
20. Small Swap Item

I have a few more WIPs that I'd like to finish up this week...


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: OnePinkHippo on February 22, 2009 03:29:40 PM
mochaxlight, with 11 already done I am sure you can do this. And making a list keeps you on track

Yeah, I have a ton planned, too.  8) I'm addicted to making lists; ever been on listography.com? It's so awesome, and a great way for me to keep track of EVERYTHING.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on February 22, 2009 04:12:13 PM
Ok so where am I up to? oh right 14...

My mates Jen and Al are getting hitched so
14) Matching wine glasses for the wedding

15) Jens garter


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on February 22, 2009 04:38:02 PM
16) "Black Coffee" Mug for a swap


17) Gnome doll - made all the clothes and shoes plus a wee bag for a doll Id made earlier


18) Hearthstone Gauntlets


19) Treasure chest pin cushion with hearthstone pins (I had no gold fimo  :P )


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on February 22, 2009 06:14:11 PM
'kay, I'll post these and hope that my partner doesn't see them before time. Three projects:


gravity!! Close your eyes and scroll right on past this please.


1. A little wrist bag, with a fastener at the very top
I've been living in Bowie Land for weeks now, so I also wrote out the lyrics to 'Space Oddity' on the bag. I like it. I hope my partner does.



2. A crochet hook roll


3. Beaded stitch markers
 


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on February 22, 2009 07:45:10 PM
Bowieland is an amazing place. I like to stop by every once in a while.

Well most of my projects have been put on hold as we have begun to move into a new house ahead of schedule, even though it really isn't ready. So I'll be doing quite a bit of painting, repairing, and general household stuffs. What is your take on painting - I know it's a crafty thing, but if I'm really only putting down a boring solid color (yet... the flourishes will come) I don't know if I feel justified listing it as one of my 50. If I do, should I go room by room, or count the whole house when it's done? Is it odd that this is a question to which I've been giving a lot of thought (I'm painting things? Oh no how will I list this on Craftster! ;))?


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on February 23, 2009 05:41:41 AM
As far as I am concerned, painting a room absolutely counts!  That takes more patience and dedication than half of the stuff I craft, lol!  To me, the point of this craftalong isnt how "crafty" the crafts are, but rather its to help motivate us to finish those WsIP and actually DO that project we've been planning for a year. And I know how many houses I've lived in, planning on painting, and never did, so as far as I'm concerned, that ABSOLUTELY counts.

Plus, I just also think a lot of what counts as a "craft" to someone here is sort of in the eyes of the beholder.  If you craft all day, everyday and thats how you make your living, (or if youre just ridiculously fast and crafty) you might consider 35 scarves ONE project.  if, however, youre like me and slow to finish anything, that would count as 35 projects  :D  I think it just comes down to what YOU count and what projects YOU want to finish in 2009!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on February 24, 2009 04:28:38 PM
I just completed project #7, and finally it was something made for me!

I'd add a photo, but I haven't taken it off since finishing it - it's a black button up miniskirt, and it just looks awesome - at least I think so.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on February 24, 2009 04:59:25 PM
thelastkodama I think that if you do anything to a house it is a craft... so count them all - take little bites - start in one room and work your way around the house - start off with your bedroom - you will want a room to relax in at the end of the day... so bedroom.... kitchen or bath... living room.... work your way around!

So if you take off a switchplate cover - before you put it back on why not replace it with a clear one that added a bit of accent fabric behind it or painted?  You can make just about anything crafty! :D

I designed something for my website - did I say that already?  Yeah.  It's a dog.  I haven't had a god yet up on the site but I will soon - I'll be working on his mates - a bear, bunny, cat and who knows maybe one or two more then I'll start on some more swap packages... I totally was forgetting about swap packages being a craft!  I have a few of those done as well but I won't add them on to the list just in case there are eyes stalking my posts wondering what it is that I have come up with......! 


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: supermedic on February 25, 2009 12:47:20 PM
i am going to apologize for the poor pics first of all.  can't find battery charger so using camera phone for pics.

2.  1st lap quilt ever--have done a few quilted/quilty things but never a quilt--ok lap quilt.  just wanted to try so i had some 4x4 squares just laying around in yellow/green/pink so i just went with it--i think it turned out pretty good for a first try--but boy was that binding scary to learn but easy to do
front of quilt

back of quilt

front/back

3.  Four (sorry only pic of one) bible book covers for church in snoopy prints and also a small change purse out of same material (sorry forgot to snap pic)



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: OnePinkHippo on February 25, 2009 01:02:18 PM
I like that Snoopy fabric. And cute quilt!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on February 25, 2009 01:25:54 PM
yay my partner in the amigurumi swap recieved so I can post the next pics!
Ive had to borrow her shots cos I forgot to take any *palm/face*  ::)

20) Hello Kitty as a bumblebee!


21)Pooh Bear


22)Beaker (a science item  :D )


23) and a star! I loved making this. Am thinking of making a rug with stars all over it Was amazingly easy to make!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: wifeofbath on February 25, 2009 02:24:51 PM
Just catching up on this thread. Lots of good-looking projects. I wish I hadn't seen that blueberry pound cake today (Ash Wednesday), though! And Hello Kitty in her bumblebee costume is surely going to put me in cuteness overload.  :D

I'm currently at seven completed projects and four or five WIP.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on February 26, 2009 12:27:16 AM
I've just finished a button up skirt for myself!!





I wrote up the project over in the Clothing thread.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on February 26, 2009 12:53:49 AM
Kitten Wrangler, I love the fabric! (and your username too)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on February 26, 2009 09:23:47 AM
I finished a Yeti & a bigfoot!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Rewstargazer on February 26, 2009 10:09:10 AM
Oh my goodness, HOW CUTE!!! Great job!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: OnePinkHippo on February 26, 2009 04:37:07 PM
Awesome skirt! And I love your cryptids!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on February 26, 2009 04:52:36 PM
Aw thanks!  I'm really fond of them as well :D

I was Dr. Frankenstein today and brought a monster to life....!
I will add that to my list of completed projects too... I'll post a pic in a bit.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Bubbleparty on February 26, 2009 05:52:16 PM
So, what qualifies as a project?
I've stenciled some designs and decorated some binders this year, but I'd like to challenge myself more...

what are you guys doing?


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on February 26, 2009 06:13:20 PM
let's see where we are now...
1.  Pac-man shoes done!
2.  Valentines frame with conversation hearts done!
3.  Finish conversation heart charm bracelet started 2 years ago! just not ready to work on this (it was a b***h and a half making it and i still havent recovered!)
4.  swap item 1 **(these HAVE now been received) done! 

5.  swap item 2 ** done!

6.  swap item 3 ** done!

7.  set of small painted canvases with critters
8.  set of medium painted canvases with wedding poem and book excerpt done!
9.  "book of love" craft (from wedding...also for craft challenge!) gave up as apparently paper crafts is just not my thing
10.  fibromyalgia-related craft
11.  sexual assault awareness craft for me
12.  sexual assault awareness craft for my husband
13.  handpainted cami and panty set
14.  ted neeley is my homeboy shirt
15.  roy orbison/my grandma tribute item
16.  painted picture frame (done with owls on the front) for swap (shop the swap) done!
17.  another painted frame (with fleur-de-lis looking things) for swap (also shop the swap)
18.  mug for swap painted with mario bros.
19.  mug for swap painted with zelda
20.  mug for husband with us on it mug for husband with a transformer on it (let's be honest, he'll like that more)
21.  top recon so itll work with sexy v-day dress!

22.  flower pot and pens for mom's birthday
23.  painted shirt for brother's birthday

new things to go on the list...

22.  (since i took two off the list)...handmade card for brother's birthday
23.  make a family-opoly for dad for birthday
24.  painted mirror for mom's birthday
25.  painted vase for m-i-l for mothers day
26.  painted birdhouse for f-i-l for father's day
27.  painted mirror for sister's birthday (can you tell ive been doing my gift planning for the year, lol!)
28.  painted mirror for s-i-l's birthday
29.  scrabble board with love words for friend's anniversary
30.  painted martini glasses for friend's birthday
31.  Where the Wild Things Are shirt for nephew's birthday

There's more but, not for now.  My husband makes fun of me for deciding early in the year 90% of my gifts for the year, but whatever, it gets the job budgeted and done!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: anitacj on February 26, 2009 08:50:58 PM
After what I went through today,I've decided to start over with this.I don't know what # this is.but add several painted cards to my list.I'm still brainstorming about some ideas so I'll probably come up with some more.I went with my mom to the drs. for her to take some test.I was sitting on the couch & had to go to the ladies room.And something bit me on the left side of myneck.So dh said put ice on it for 20 min.So I did and put noczema (sp) on it so it was fine.Then got in the med.transportation van & realized I was missing my ring.I was freaking out cause it's the only thing my dad ever gave me.But when we got home my dh found it.Thank god.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Chanel on February 27, 2009 10:55:29 AM
January Projects:

1. Jester dotee
2. poppet dolls
3. 10 felt star ornaments
4. 14 owl pincushions
5. 72 berets for girl scouts-made for France for world thinking day event
6. Added ribbon to son's dance regalia

February projects:

7. 5 luv monsters
8. home made lasagna
9. Altar Cloth
10. 24 mini dolls for party favors
11. Fred-monster stuffie made for a tag game:
     
12. Sewed badges onto DD's girl scout vest
13. Made a DVD slideshow of all the troop events for the year for girl scout Court of Awards. Made enough copies  for each girl. My first DVD-woohoo!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on February 27, 2009 01:45:52 PM
I just finished another ami for my site... Yes. I am on a roll I know - but this one will be offered as a freebie in honor of Easter...
He is hot off the design couch and already in the hands of one of my testers... As soon as I get word from her, he'll be up on my site just in time to be in some kids' Easter baskets!




Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on February 27, 2009 10:25:41 PM
I have like 4 projects that i have mad ebut i don't have pictures  :-[
Hopefully I can get them up soon!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on February 28, 2009 03:10:16 PM
I finished my Shawler tonight  ;D ;D ;D but I can't a pic until tomorrow. I can crack on with my parents blanket & my scarf tomorrow.
PICS!!
Back view (duh!)

3 buttons to do the job of one as I didn't actually have one that matched  ;D




Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on March 01, 2009 07:25:30 AM
Wow, gorgeous, Kookaloo!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on March 01, 2009 07:37:06 AM
 ;D thank you

my hands are paying the price today though but I couldn't slow down I had to get it finished. I wore it out today & haven't been able to stop grinning it's such a happy colour  8)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Chanel on March 01, 2009 05:12:15 PM
January Projects:

1. Jester dotee
2. poppet dolls
3. 10 felt star ornaments
4. 14 owl pincushions
5. 72 berets for girl scouts-made for France for world thinking day event
6. Added ribbon to son's dance regalia

February projects:

7. 5 luv monsters
8. home made lasagna
9. Altar Cloth
10. 24 mini dolls for party favors
11. Fred-monster stuffie made for a tag game:
12. Sewed badges onto DD's girl scout vest
13. Made a DVD slideshow of all the troop events for the year for girl scout Court of Awards. Made enough copies  for each girl. My first DVD-woohoo!

March projects:   
14. Zola the rag doll



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: CraftNClutter on March 01, 2009 05:29:11 PM
February Gallery of Completed Projects

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3270824432/in/set-72157612571187345/)
Project #4 - Cream Bzz Deux (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/02/whats-bzz.html)

A second attempt at this pattern in as many months, and despite that I really enjoyed knitting this up. I made a few more modifications to the pattern this time around and it went swimmingly. Bonus, it fits perfect and looked pretty great on me, to bad it was for someone else (My sister commissioned me to make 7 hats for her this year to give as gifts).


(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3288866911/in/set-72157612571187345/)
Project #5 - 2009 Edition Birthday Cards (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/02/cute-enough-to-eat.html)

I've started a tradition of making our Christmas and birthday cards for the year, this year's birthday cards (15) were made sewing scraps of fabric onto the cards. I made half girly colors and the other half more boyish colors.


(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3284751675/in/set-72157612571187345/)
Project #6 - Bray's Golden Mitts (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/02/punk-gloves-for-punk-kid.html)

I got a message from my sister a few weeks ago that my nephew loves the fingerless mitts my MIL made her for Christmas, so would I be able to make him some of his own. Being the crafty, wonderful aunt I am, of course I did (thank goodness it was Valentine's Day so it gave me a reason to send them to him). I made a lame attempt at finding a free pattern for mitts that would fit a 4 year old that's about the six of a 6 year old, so I just winged it. From what I hear they fit great, and he called me excitedly to tell me how much he loves them.


(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3288866867/in/set-72157612571187345/)
Project #7 - Mike's 2009 Fantasty Baseball Team Shirt (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/02/2009-team-of-year-is.html)

Every year I freezer paper stencil a team shirt for my husband's fantasy baseball team, and disguise it as a Valentine's Day present. Works great for both of us, he gets something goofy to wear to his league's draft party and I don't have to figure out a gift for the guy who wants nothing.


(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3299930011/in/set-72157612571187345/)
Project #8 - Guacamole First Hat (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/03/speaks-for-itself.html)

Despite it's name, this is not the first hat I've knit (it's the pattern name in Knit2Together), but I kinda wish it was because it's so gosh darn cute. For those keeping tally, this is hat #2 of 7 for the year.

All in all, I'm feeling really good about this year's challenge! 8 weeks into the year and 8 projects complete (actually I'm a bit ahead at 9 because I just finished another hat today, but you'll have to wait until the month's over to see it!). I really might make it to 50 this year!


Interested in finding out more about my projects? Click the "project name" under each picture!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: pjherbert on March 01, 2009 06:35:35 PM
I finished my Shawler tonight  ;D ;D ;D but I can't a pic until tomorrow. I can crack on with my parents blanket & my scarf tomorrow.
PICS!!
Back view (duh!)
3 buttons to do the job of one as I didn't actually have one that matched  ;D

kookaloo - that is terrific! do you have a full shot of the front, I would love to see it.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on March 01, 2009 11:40:18 PM
Thanks PJ  ;D
especially for you the  front view

CraftNClutter - I love those two hats, the green one in particular  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: pjherbert on March 02, 2009 12:00:09 AM
Kookaloo - I love it. It looks so nice and warm.... where did you get the pattern? That would make some terrific Christmas gifts...hum....


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on March 02, 2009 01:38:56 AM
I've just finished another project - a request from a friend, who wanted a Hansigurumi praying mantis








Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on March 02, 2009 04:18:43 AM
I actually got the pattern as a Xmas gift  ;D it's by a lovely lady named Shelle & can be found here http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11979223


good job on the knitted Mantis Kitten Wrangler  :)



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on March 02, 2009 12:12:07 PM
 I made myself a shawl pin this afternoon  ;D I was just rummaging through my boxes of "stuff" and found some neglected jewelery making bits & bobs so had a play around and came up with this

and on a scarf


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: GumInMyHair on March 02, 2009 12:46:18 PM
Kookaloo, I am lovin' the shawler! I would like to be wearing it right now; it looks so warm. The tassel and button look just right on it.

Very impressive mantis, Kitten Wrangler. How big is it?


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: mslabelle on March 02, 2009 02:30:35 PM
Okay.  It's been forever since I posted here.  My brain's been mauling me alot lately. (migraines)  :(  But I have gotten some things done.  I'll have to post pics tomorrow or the next day cuz I have to find where Hubby misplaced the camera.  But here's some of what's done.

1)  The (never ending yet modified to be smaller) Doctor Who scarf
2)  Blue floral hair scarf
3)  Copper and sodalite pendant
4)  Copper circle (reminds my of a wreath) necklace
5)  Asymmetrical green skirt
6)  Ladybug felt bookmark
7)  Firebush t to pillow recon
8)  Green pillowcase to top recon


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: supermedic on March 02, 2009 04:45:54 PM
First i have to say lovely stuff ladies--esp the praying mantis

i am entering a contest with my mom and need to decide on project no. 4 or 5
let me know which one you think (if either at all--feel free to say that too please since i don't want to enter something ugly)
the idea is everyone makes the same purse but you enter as partners each with your own purse--here is my versions
the dark one

the light one


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on March 02, 2009 05:24:18 PM
they both look good to me but the dark one gets my vote  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on March 02, 2009 05:28:38 PM
they both look good to me but the dark one gets my vote  :)

ditto precisely!  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: supermedic on March 02, 2009 05:57:54 PM
thanks now its tied 3 for light and 3 for dark

heres project no. 6
Ice tea maker cozy--cuz it never gets put away



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: EKO on March 02, 2009 06:06:06 PM
they both look good to me but the dark one gets my vote  :)

ditto precisely!  :)

same here.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on March 02, 2009 06:37:53 PM
Kookaloo, I am lovin' the shawler! I would like to be wearing it right now; it looks so warm. The tassel and button look just right on it.

Very impressive mantis, Kitten Wrangler. How big is it?

The mantis is... oooh, maybe 30cms long?


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on March 02, 2009 08:17:33 PM
Okay, I'm joining up late but I've already done a few things so far this year....

1. Glass etching



It was for the Jar of Whimsey 4 swap, I also etched another dragonfly on the side.

2. Tree shrinky necklace



Also for the Whimsey swap, I had to borrow the pics that my partner, PhoenixLlewelyn posted because I forgot to take my own.

3. Bird Tray



4. Mummy monkey stuffie



On my to do list....

5. Lavender Brown Sugar Scrub
6. Cassette tape change purse
7. Origami stars
8. Magazine/gum wrapper folded purse
9. Ghost in a jar
10. Quilt for my son using his out grown Mario T-shirts and PJs
11. Capri Sun pouch beach tote
12. PB and J needle punch tote
13. Light-up Christmas jar
14. Grocery bag crochet tote
15. Learn to sew book binding
16. Paint chip notebooks
17. Halloween shrine
18. No sew fleece blanket for my boyfriend
19. Make soap
20. Make PJ bottoms out of this great sugar skull fleece I bought
21. Up-date son's scrapbook
22. Tree of Life pendant
23. Make some fridge magnets
24. Paint the blank nesting dolls I bought
25. Felted Halloween trick-or-treat bag
26. Carve my own stamp
27. Finish and frame flower needle punch
28. Finish jewelry box, line inside and make 2 levels
29. Make a scoodie
30. Fused Panda Express tote
31. Love Letter box
32. Make a sock monkey
33. Make acorn pull for bedroom light
34. Christmas tree card holder
35. Lavender scented rice bags
36. Button faeries
37. Refinish metal chairs

Thats what I want to do so far although not in that order.  :)




Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Chanel on March 02, 2009 09:06:24 PM
January Projects:

1. Jester dotee
2. poppet dolls
3. 10 felt star ornaments
4. 14 owl pincushions
5. 72 berets for girl scouts-made for France for world thinking day event
6. Added ribbon to son's dance regalia

February projects:

7. 5 luv monsters
8. home made lasagna
9. Altar Cloth
10. 24 mini dolls for party favors
11. Fred-monster stuffie made for a tag game:
12. Sewed badges onto DD's girl scout vest
13. Made a DVD slideshow of all the troop events for the year for girl scout Court of Awards. Made enough copies  for each girl. My first DVD-woohoo!

March projects:   
14. Zola the rag doll
15. Spring Goddess Doll

16. Ostara Egg for swap


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: DeannaLynn06 on March 02, 2009 09:18:48 PM
Here is my end of February updated list.

Sunflower lunch tote - Fabric Cut
Birds of Paradise lunch tote - fabric cut
3 different grocery bags - fabric cut
Monkey blanket - fabric cut
Doggie coat - needs button or velcro
Hawaiian quilted tote -Fabric Cut
Apple apron - Fabric Cut
Polka Dot apron - might use fabric for something else
2 market bags - Fabric Cut
Apron for best friend

Done So Far:
1. Eat Sleep Sew iron on applique t-shirt
2. Pink PJ bottoms
3. Pink Applique PJ Top
4. Pink Plaid Lounge pants
5. 5 Cloth lunch sacks (for Sweat Shoppe Swap 17)
6. Black Lounge Pants
7. Magnet Set
8. Craft words Magnets
9. Grey Polka Dot Market Tote
10. 2 pillow slip covers
11. 45"x58" quilt
12. Pink Apron
13-14. 2 Pot holders
15-16. 2 oven mitts
17. Perpetual Calendar from Cannon Park Printables
18. Blue Stripped Lounge Pants
19. Pink Heather Lounge Pants
20. Apple Thermal Lounge Pants
21-22. Quilted Pillow Slip covers
23. Fingerless Gloves
24. Red Crocheted Blanket
25. Brown Crocheted Scarf
26. Pink T-shirt lounge pants
27. Blue Knit Lounge pants
28. Owl Purse
29. Owl Wallet (matches purse)
30. Pot Holder
31. Oven Mitt
32. 2 placemats
33. Picnic Tote bag
34. Belkar stenciled Shirt
35. small log cabin quilt 34"x34"
36. Market tote bag
36-38. Crocheted Wash cloths
39-43. Table cloths for Birthday party
44. 4 little girl ribbon barrettes
45-47. Size 2T little girl night gowns
48. 4 Placemats
49. Half apron
50. 3 appliqued kitchen towels
51-52. 2 Pin boards to make woven items on

Now that I have completed my 50 I am just going to keep going, my goal was 3-4 items per week which equals 150-200 items in a year. At this rate I may just do that. Although I may get a job and have to cut back on all this crafting time. I still have a lot of pictures to take, but I will post again when those are taken and uploaded.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on March 03, 2009 12:51:24 AM
My sons gf requested a small bag with my leftover yarn. I just need to add a strap when she lets me know the length but I'm classing it as complete anyway  ;)



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on March 03, 2009 01:05:44 AM
Wow DeannaLynn06. That's amazing!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on March 03, 2009 04:25:14 AM
kookala - I just woke up and am apparently a little groggy still... I misread your post and thought that you had made that for your son I was thinking... hmm... I might have chose diffrerent colors for my sons.. then I wiped my eyes and reread... bam.... great use of leftovers!!  Almost all of my leftovers get made in to stuffies!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on March 03, 2009 08:06:09 AM
 ;D ;D ;D LMAO  ;D ;D ;D whilst Jake does like all sorts of colours he does draw the line at using a handbag  ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: wifeofbath on March 03, 2009 09:33:55 AM
Kookaloo, I like the colors and the vertical lines on your Shawler. Clever way to get a matching button too. What gauge wire is that on the shawl pin? It looks like copper (which I love) in the first picture, but maybe that's just the light.

CraftNClutter, I like your hats.

Kitten Wrangler, that preying mantis must have been a lot of work to get right!

QueenNinjaMonkey, I really like the tree pendant.



My own progress is slow-ish but could be worse.

DONE:

1. Penguin hat.
2. RHSoft fingerless gloves with thumb gusset.
3. Camo fingerless gloves with peasant-type thumb.
4. Green Caron SS Shadows beret.
5. Intarsia skull hat.
6. "Set" of stitch markers for beginning of rounds.
7. LB Easy Triangle Shawl in Wool-Ease Chunky, color Spice.
8. Recycled yarn fingerless gloves for my father.
9. Recycled yarn fingerless gloves with mock cable rib cuffs.
10. LB Easy Triangle Shawl in Morlana (faux mohair), color white.
11. New set of dowel DPNs.

WIP:
* started crocheting some uber-simple book marks to stick in gift books {so far 3 complete and 3 I may want to add tassels to}


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on March 03, 2009 10:58:07 AM
The shawl pin is made with 1mm copper wire  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: anitacj on March 04, 2009 08:41:04 AM
It's Done!!!!I finished the christmas rose afghan after 5 months. ;D.I decided to leave off the last 2 panels,cause that thing weighed a ton already.And the person I was giving it to is a elderly person.If I added the last 2 panels she couldn't lift it. :-\.Now I can get going on something else.So far I'm 1 for 50.Just 49 more projects to go. :-\.I tried to take pics,but I'm not sure if Idid or not.My dh will have to help me with my camera to see if it took or not.And how to put pics on the computer.If I did take pics & we figure out the camera thing,I'll post them. :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: DeannaLynn06 on March 04, 2009 09:41:09 AM
Here is my end of February updated list. With Pictures of newest items! I made them as thumbnails because there are so many of them.

Sunflower lunch tote - Fabric Cut
Birds of Paradise lunch tote - fabric cut
3 different grocery bags - fabric cut
Monkey blanket - fabric cut
Doggie coat - needs button or velcro
Hawaiian quilted tote -Fabric Cut
Apple apron - Fabric Cut
Polka Dot apron - might use fabric for something else
2 market bags - Fabric Cut
Apron for best friend

Done So Far:
1. Eat Sleep Sew iron on applique t-shirt
2. Pink PJ bottoms
3. Pink Applique PJ Top
4. Pink Plaid Lounge pants
5. 5 Cloth lunch sacks (for Sweat Shoppe Swap 17)
6. Black Lounge Pants
7. Magnet Set
8. Craft words Magnets
9. Grey Polka Dot Market Tote
10. 2 pillow slip covers
11. 45"x58" quilt
12. Pink Apron
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=226461)

13-16. 2 Pot holders
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=226462)

17. Perpetual Calendar from Cannon Park Printables
18. Blue Stripped Lounge Pants
19. Pink Heather Lounge Pants
20. Apple Thermal Lounge Pants
21-22. Quilted Pillow Slip covers
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=226453)

23. Fingerless Gloves
24. Red Crocheted Blanket
25. Brown Crocheted Scarf
26. Pink T-shirt lounge pants
27. Blue Knit Lounge pants
28. Owl Purse
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=219307)

29. Owl Wallet (matches purse)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=226451) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=226452)
30. Pot Holder
31. Oven Mitt
32. 2 placemats
33. Picnic Tote bag
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=226449)

34. Belkar stenciled Shirt
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=226460)

35. small log cabin quilt 34"x34"
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=226463)

36. Market tote bag
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=226448)

36-38. Crocheted Wash cloths
39-43. Table cloths for Birthday party
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=226450)

44. 4 little girl ribbon barrettes
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=226457) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=226458)

45-47. Size 2T little girl night gowns
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=226454) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=226455) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=226456)

48. 4 Placemats
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=226446)

49. Half apron
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=226447)

50. 3 appliqued kitchen towels
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=226445)

51-52. 2 Pin boards to make woven items on
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=226444)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on March 04, 2009 09:58:10 AM
It's Done!!!!I finished the christmas rose afghan after 5 months. ;D.I decided to leave off the last 2 panels,cause that thing weighed a ton already.And the person I was giving it to is a elderly person.If I added the last 2 panels she couldn't lift it. :-\.Now I can get going on something else.So far I'm 1 for 50.Just 49 more projects to go. :-\.I tried to take pics,but I'm not sure if Idid or not.My dh will have to help me with my camera to see if it took or not.And how to put pics on the computer.If I did take pics & we figure out the camera thing,I'll post them. :)

 ;D ;D ;D YES!!  ;D ;D ;D
and I'm sure your friend is going to be over the moon with it.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Chanel on March 04, 2009 10:38:11 AM
January Projects:

1. Jester dotee
2. poppet dolls
3. 10 felt star ornaments
4. 14 owl pincushions
5. 72 berets for girl scouts-made for France for world thinking day event
6. Added ribbon to son's dance regalia

February projects:

7. 5 luv monsters
8. home made lasagna
9. Altar Cloth
10. 24 mini dolls for party favors
11. Fred-monster stuffie made for a tag game:
12. Sewed badges onto DD's girl scout vest
13. Made a DVD slideshow of all the troop events for the year for girl scout Court of Awards. Made enough copies  for each girl. My first DVD-woohoo!

March projects:   
14. Zola the rag doll
15. Spring Goddess Doll
16. 6 baby toys
I made these this past weekend when my stepson was visiting with his baby. She kept wanting to play with the potato chip bag because of the crinkly sound so I sewed this up for her with crinkle paper inside.



and then because she liked it so much I made 5 more. 2 that crinkle, 1 with jingle bells, 1 with a rattle and 1 with a squeaker.



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: supermedic on March 04, 2009 11:34:13 AM
ok, 2 purses to choose from wasnt enough--i read this thing on crazy quilting and just had to try it so something small seemed to be that purse and now i really don't know which one to pick for contest.  HELP PLEASE
project 7
crazy quilt purse
(sorry for bad pics--cant find charger for batteries for reg camera)

inside pocket and lining

or the dark one

or the light one


please help!!!!!!!

oh yeah, and deannalynn06---is pink your favorite color pink maybe?????


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on March 04, 2009 01:16:18 PM
oh, my favorite is the crazy quilted one for sure!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on March 04, 2009 03:33:45 PM
the dark one for me  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: klum78 on March 04, 2009 04:49:01 PM
Status Update: 11 finished!

1. finish DD's quilt
2. zipper pouch for DD's markers and colored pencils
3. toddler bibs: http://trintje.blogspot.com/2008/04/how-to-make-best-bibs.html
4. Weekender Type bag for best friend
5. bedside caddy
6. fabric bucket: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=204022.0
   mine: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289769.0
7. finish living room quilt
8. make quilt for JK
9. picnic quilt
10.  rag rug
11. new bag for me
13. DD's Valentines for school
14. doorstop for DD's room
15. i-spy bag/game
16. quilt for mom's birthday (2/23)
17. quilt for mom and stepdad's anniversary (4/12)
18. dress for me
19. skirt for me
20. fabric book for DS
21. felt food- pizza (everything is cut out)
22. dress for DD
23. tie and vest for DS for friend's wedding
24. Waste Bin: http://iliketomakestuff.blogspot.com/2008/02/waste-bin-tutorial.html
25. fingertip oven mitt: http://www.savvyseams.com/apt/mitts.php#finger
26. recipe organizer
27. complete 12 pages for DS's scrapbook
28. canvas growth chart
29. backdrop for photoshoots
30. stockings for the family (4)
32. make DS a cute outfit like so: http://www.wists.com/klum78/50705a8afd1507c6b484c219b45c816a?offset=160
33. new sleep sack for DS
34. dog bed
35. cat bed: http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?t=70758&page=1&pp=15
48. dog toys from fleece
49. this scarf: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=67366.msg656127;topicseen#msg656127
50. backseat organizer: http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat13851&PRODID=xprd130240
51. nap mat for DD
52. patchwork bucket hat for DS
53. diaper bag for JK
54. quilt for MW
55. cushions for the bench in the kitchen
56. stenciled dandilion shirt for me
57. stenciled Harley shirt for DH
58. thread catcher: http://www.wists.com/klum78/64035c0eeff2a4367af6fcb2404c577b?offset=280
59. patchwork rainbow dress for DD's birthday
60. Amy Butler hat for DS
61. decorated kitchen towels
62. roly-nesters for JT: http://www.studiokatdesigns.com/rolynester-instructions.pdf
63. Kimono top/dress for DD: http://habitual.wordpress.com/kimono/
64. fabric boxes: http://www.designspongeonline.com/2009/01/diy-project-kates-fabric-boxes.html
65. 4 singlet shopping bags for DD's teacher gifts- see here:
66. 10 zippered pouches for SS Swap
67. 24 Valentines for the V-Day Card Swap
68. 22 quilt blocks for LQS4
69. Tea Wallet for Mom's Birthday
70. 3 fabric bookmarks for Mom's Birthday
71. skirt for MG
72. 3 travel shoe bags


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: nofury on March 04, 2009 07:59:11 PM
I finally added a few:

1 & 2 Knitty's Calorimetery & Gloves from One Skien:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=286570.0

3. Knitted Socks:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=286572.0

4. Freezer paper Armadillo shirts and card for mom:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=286574.0

5. Bag for storing my comforter during the summer:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288042.0

6. Star Shirt:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288048.0

7. Door Hanger/Organizer:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288054.0

8. Purse with bamboo handles:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288056.0

9. MASH shoulder bag from a t-shirt:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288057.0

10. Om in the Home:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288059.0

11. Lip Balm
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289014.0

12. Chenille scarf with beading
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289017.0

13. Circle scrubbers
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289018.0

14. Freezer paper shirts for me!
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=290237.0

15. Strawberry Pouch
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=290548

16. Framed Memo Boards
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=290549

17. Tardis Gear
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=290776.0

18. Calvin & Hobbes Shirt
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=290776.0

19&20. Sewing machine cover & Pin cushion/Thread catcher
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=292634.0

21. Double-Sided Scarf:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=295356.0

22. Purse & iPod Cozy From a Sweater:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=295364.0


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: OnePinkHippo on March 04, 2009 09:18:25 PM
Good lord, I feel so lazy only have 14 done! Hey, midterms, what can I say.  ::) DON'T LOOK HNGOODLETT!

12. Chinese inspired octopus for my friend studying abroad in Beijing.


13. Amigurumi turtle for an angel package. (Shh  :-X)


14. Square top hat for my aunt who was just diagnosed with breast cancer. (She's good. Recovery and chemo and all that.  :-\) My mom made a matching scarf which I didn't get a picture of.


I gotta get motorin to keep up with you guys!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on March 05, 2009 08:48:13 PM
Ok #9 and # 10 for me

#9 A loop d' loop!
 Original: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=292580.0


#10 A Skirt! I love this fabric so much!

Full Post here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=295528.0


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on March 06, 2009 11:58:42 PM
#11!
YAY!
A Horton Hears A Who Plate!
Full Post: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=295685.0





Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on March 07, 2009 04:13:05 AM
Well I have got my sewing machine out of its storage bag so that's a start towards my next project.....  ::)

that plate is FAB' Smuckers9!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: supermedic on March 07, 2009 09:46:25 AM
I absolutely love that plate.  How did  you do it???


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on March 07, 2009 12:03:28 PM
I absolutely love that plate.  How did  you do it???

I got the plate at one of those "plate your own pottery" places
You go in chose a piece of bisque fired pottery and paint it however you want.
they have plates, bowls, and even little statues.
they have stamps and stencils and a lot of different colors and tools.
its super fun!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on March 08, 2009 04:30:39 AM



crochet hook holder - still needs a fastener. I'm not 100% happy with it & I'm working on a second one in a plain colour but the problem with this second one is I can't see the loops for the hooks to slip through  ::)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on March 08, 2009 02:51:15 PM
I finally got pictures of a shirt I reconed this year (craft #7), posted here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=295886.0):



I've also done two little matchboxes for a swap (craft #9), which I'll post when my partners receive. :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: lunafaerie5 on March 11, 2009 04:49:54 PM
woo hoo! Can I join?? I have some major catching up to do, as it's already MARCH, holy smokes! OK, here's what I have done so far:

pants for Simon, out of a fleece blanket

hat for Simon

Ninjamas (ninja pajamas)

knitted donut pin cushion

knitted baby rattle ball, felted

blueberry hat














I have a lot of stuff I want to make-- my husband has promised to take Simon to the park on Sundays, so I can get some sewing done!

~Alison


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on March 12, 2009 05:24:26 PM
Oh, the ninjamas are so cute!

I'm going to post the matchboxes I decorated; both of my partners should have received three days ago, but I've only heard from one of them.



They were a lot of fun to do, and they got filled with tiny goodies!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on March 12, 2009 07:22:52 PM
The Kodoma were my favorite part of Princess Mononoke!!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on March 13, 2009 01:03:48 AM
Tree spirits! I have a sticker of one on my bike.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on March 13, 2009 12:24:00 PM
#12
I need to catch up!
An ALice in Wonderland Lino Print


Full Post: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=296136.0


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raslalique on March 14, 2009 02:27:33 PM
Wow! It's really late but I'd love to join this too.

This year has been off to a slow start but so far I have made:
2 wrapped bracelets
4 simple skirts

I have a serious case of crafters block. Hopefully this will help.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on March 14, 2009 03:52:05 PM
I made two more items for a craft swap, making that 12. :)

Currently working on #13 and should be done soon.

Three or four more items after that will be completed soon. Keeping track of my progress is helpful. I'm confident that I will make 50 this year. It's still very early in the year and I have a good number of birthdays and holidays to craft for!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Sandra22 on March 14, 2009 04:52:16 PM
I have some major catching up to do, as it's already MARCH, holy smokes!

Yes, I know what you mean.  After a long period of ill health meaning last year was a total right off I have so much to catch up with, but really can't be bothered with all the serious stuff so have set myself some crafting goals.

1.  Finish the 2 quilts that have been lurking in the wardrobe for I don't know how long.
2.   Make a roman blind for the bathroom.
3.   Make a new roman blind for the kitchen.
4.   Have a go at a cathedral quilt.
5.   Make some more undies for my daughter (she likes vintage and unusual style ones that's difficult to find or way too   
      expensive)
6.   Join the stacks of crochet squares I made whilst ill into something meaningful :)
7.   Make a lavender heat pillow.

I'm sure there is a load more, but these are the ones I want to do most.  Will keep adding as and when I remember, or find the notes I 've made to remind myself.

Wish me luck :) :)  Will check in here for inspiration.

OK, I remembered more last night when I couldn't sleep

8.    Make a new lid for the hat box I made (for storing winter things - gloves, scarves etc) and cover with nice paper.
9.  Start a 'traditional' hexagon quilt - SMALL.  I'm going to make this as a lap quilt and want to complete just a few
      blocks this year to see if I like it.
10.  Have a go at a postage stamp quilt.  Have admired these for ages and thought they would be too tricky, but will
       make a few small blocks to see if I can and if I have the patience to complete one :)
11.  Sort my charity shop finds into some kind of order so I can decide what kind of quilt I want to make - nice simple one
      thought.

Lots of quilting going on here - thanks to mucho inspiration from you lovely and talented folks at Craftster.

Some additions
12.  Make a long cushion for my rather uncomfortable garden bench (seat and back)
13.  Crochet and afghan for use on my garden swing bench - I love sitting out there, but can get a bit chilly, so a snuggly blanket of some sort will be good  I've seen some gorgeous alpaca and mario wool





Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: DeannaLynn06 on March 14, 2009 05:55:49 PM
I finished a Design Board for quilting. I am not too entirely happy with how it turned out, but it does the job so that is good.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Sandra22 on March 15, 2009 04:24:09 AM
Hello, Sorry to be so dim, but what is a design board for quilting?  Is it something you put together before you start your project to see if you'll like it before you start? 

Am getting into quilting again after a long time, but was never that serious anyway as I was young and with a new baby so though I would need something small I could do whilst baby was asleep etc. How wrong I was - on both counts, quilts just grew and grew and baby was constantly on the go LOL.

Thanks
Sandra


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: DeannaLynn06 on March 15, 2009 11:41:50 AM
You are right, a design board is a piece of flannel that holds your pieces up to see if you like the layout and to make sure colors work in certain orders. I made mine with pvc pipe and corner fittings then the flannel stretched over top. Most people just buy a piece of foam insulation and attach the flannel to that.

I used to put all the pieces on the floor, but then I would have to clean the floor and my pieces more then i really ever wanted too.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on March 15, 2009 11:54:53 AM



Two grocery bags, made using the Queenofdiy's tutorial and an old duvet cover  ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Sandra22 on March 15, 2009 03:01:39 PM
DeannaLynn06 - thanks for this, it's really useful.  I will make one of these when I start making things, as I know what you mean about the floor - no matter how clean it looks my stuff always gets grubby.

Sandra


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Pachydermia on March 15, 2009 03:33:19 PM
ooer, it's sort of late, but...
may I join, per chance? ::)
I have my list so far, and (woot) I've already finished a few. Yay for procastinating from homework!
50 Projects in 2009

1.Finger knitted scarf
2.fused plastic something
3.Finger knitted necklace
4.scarflette
5.Fabric basket
6.“real bear hugs” stencil
7.Scoodie with elf-tipped hood
8.feather headpiece/headband
9.bloomers
10.tee vest
11.black bow headband
12.knitting needle rollup
13.neck ruff
14.ipod case
15.phone case
16.warm winter coat
17.capelet with hood
18.cape/ traveling cloak (threadbanger)
19.steampunk goggle
20.black pencil skirt
21.lavender top with white lace accents
22.“Weasley is my king” stencil
23.Quidditch jersey
24.big travel bag
25.pinafore
26.something to make the beige fleece throw more interesting
27.four pins (circles with buttons and stuff like that)
28.Gryffindor scarf
29.fingerless gloves
30.slippers/ sweater socks
31.wrist rest
32.eye cover sleep mask thing
33.neck warmer/pain reliever rice pouch
34.jean skirt (?)
35.apron
36.yoked skirt/ dress
37.sun dress with tee bodice
38.swing coat hoodie from giant sweatshirt
39.polo babydoll dress
40.tee dress


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Superjodes on March 16, 2009 04:10:54 AM
Oooooohh, can I join in too?  ;D

I'm very new to Craftster and crafting in general, but since joining here, my head is bursting with ideas!
Here's my to-do list so far, with new stuff being added every time I get inspiration  ;)

1) Crochet scarf
2) crochet hat
3) crochet neckwarmer
4) heat pack/rice pillow - DONE! made from son's PJ bottoms!
5) recon sweater dress
6) recon tshirt into tote bag
7) sock animals and monsters
8) decoupage bathroom cabinets
9) make bathroom curtains
10) sand and refinish bathroom window frame
11) reupholster sofa
12) paint living room
13) make wall are for living room
14) recon spice rack into perfume and jewellery holder
15) make marble magnets and pins
16) make magnetic spice jars
17) sew wallet from scratch
18) make hoodie scarf
19) make crochet toys
20) paint rocks in garden
21) make light arch for front door
22) paint photo frames
23) make woven ribbon art for frames
24) make paper bead jewellery
25) complete button project for challenge #37
26) make a quilt
27) crochet an afghan
28) crochet elbow length fingerless gloves
29) make some cool stuff from polymer clay
30) make a piranah plant lamp

I think that'll do for now! Plenty to keep me busy in the evenings!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: anitacj on March 16, 2009 09:44:56 AM
Hi everyone  :).So far I've finished 2 for 50  :-\.So some progress so far.Now I'm on #3 whatever that is :-\.My cat knocked down my notebook with my list in it.And I can't find the list.So whenever I find the list I'll work on #3.I've finished the following:
1. christmas rose afghan
2. crocheted fingerless gloves.
So I only like 48 more projects sigh.I can only work on projects when I can.Things are chaotic right now.With my mom's health crisises (sp) it's hard even to focus but I'm determined to do 50 projects this year.I will keep everyone up to date.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Dardrian on March 16, 2009 11:30:22 PM
It's a bit late, but I only just joined. So, here we go!

1.   paper bead rainbow necklace
2.   sew an apron - in progress
3.   soap
4.   bleach stenciled t-shirts
5.   shoji screen
6.   steampunk goggles - in progress
7.   dreadfall
8.   candles
9.   pet beds for animal shelter
10.   fused plastic shopping bag
11.   large collage
12.   paint something abstract - complete
13.   cat walking harness
14.   desk skirt for crafting area
15.   a sci-fic Halloween costume - complete (I was Dentarthurdent)
16.   a Larry the Cucumber bag for PPD
17.   a rag rug
18.   a zombie attack kit
19.   a choker
20.   hat stands - in progress
21.   #6 plastic pendant complete
22.   beaded curtain
23.   invisible book shelves
24.   bottle cap necklace
25.   jewelry organizer for Mom
26.   paper bead bowl
27.   fabric bowl
28.   upholstered headboard
29.   laundry hamper
30.   revamp old desk for crafting
31.   lap desk
32.   paint old warehouse window
33.   recover oooold blue suitcase
34.   recycled candles
35.   melted bead lampshade for old desk lamp
36.   dollar store corset with zipties for Missa
37.   a place for my stuff box -if you get the reference, I like you, and you should PM me
38.   bee covered coffee cup
39.   revamp busted dresser
40.   a&f style shirt for Mickey
41.   melted bead bowl
42.   decoupage trunk
43.   tea candles
44.   watermelon seed necklace - complete
45.   bubble magnets - completed (for a swap)
46.   pincushion
47.   RPG potions bottles
48.   door snake snake
49.   polyclay beads
50.   complete a scrapbook for once


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on March 17, 2009 10:08:06 AM
boymeetscraft- i didnt read your entire list but i scannned it and i am curious...what is a watermelon seed necklace?  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on March 17, 2009 12:09:48 PM
UPDATING!

1.  Pac-man shoes done!
2.  Valentines frame with conversation hearts done!
3.  Finish conversation heart charm bracelet started 2 years ago! just not ready to work on this (it was a b***h and a half making it and i still havent recovered!)
4.  swap item 1 **(these HAVE now been received) done!

5.  swap item 2 ** done!

6.  swap item 3 ** done!

7.  set of small painted canvases with critters
8.  set of medium painted canvases with wedding poem and book excerpt done!
9.  "book of love" craft (from wedding...also for craft challenge!) gave up as apparently paper crafts is just not my thing
10.  fibromyalgia-related craft
11.  sexual assault awareness craft for me
12.  sexual assault awareness craft for my husband
13.  handpainted cami and panty set
14.  ted neeley is my homeboy shirt
15.  roy orbison/my grandma tribute item
16.  painted picture frame (done with owls on the front) for swap (shop the swap) done!
17.  another painted frame (with fleur-de-lis looking things) for swap (also shop the swap)
18.  mug for swap painted with mario bros.
19.  mug for swap painted with zelda
20.  mug for husband with us on it mug for husband with a transformer on it (let's be honest, he'll like that more)
21.  top recon so itll work with sexy v-day dress!

22.  flower pot and pens for mom's birthday
23.  painted shirt for brother's birthday
(renumbered since discarded some items)
22.  (since i took two off the list)...handmade card for brother's birthday - done!
23.  make a family-opoly for dad for birthday
24.  painted mirror for mom's birthday
25.  painted vase for m-i-l for mothers day
26.  painted birdhouse for f-i-l for father's day
27.  painted mirror for sister's birthday (can you tell ive been doing my gift planning for the year, lol!) - done!
28.  painted mirror for s-i-l's birthday
29.  scrabble board with love words for friend's anniversary
30.  painted martini glasses for friend's birthday
31.  Where the Wild Things Are shirt for nephew's birthday

new stuff...

32.  Swap object (large) - done!
33.  Swap object medium
34.  Swap object small - done!
35.  Card for other brother! - done!
36.  Set of painted wineglasses for charity silent auction
37.  Set of painted cups and saucers for charity silent auction
38.  name shirt for niece's birthday
39.  Swap (other swap) large object
40.  Swap (other swap) medium object
41.  Housewarming gift (not sure what) for friend
42.  Chemistry-related polymer clay chess set for brother
43.  Hand-drawn Disney characters memory game for nephew

thats it for now!  yay!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on March 17, 2009 12:41:47 PM
#12
Vintage Children Book Art

Full post on the more art less craft board!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Dardrian on March 17, 2009 12:53:50 PM
boymeetscraft- i didnt read your entire list but i scannned it and i am curious...what is a watermelon seed necklace?  :)

It's a type of necklace made by the Huaorani (Ecuadorian Natives). I obtained one (for my mother) from an exhibition a few years ago, and it is very intricate and does not look like it is made out of watermelon seeds. My mother gets a lot of compliments on it whenever she wears it, and I wish I had bought more. I'm very into recycling, so I thought that using seeds in the place of necklace beads was a wonderful idea.   


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: hotty_blond2000 on March 17, 2009 11:09:05 PM
sorry that its been awhile since I updated. Ive been busy. so here goes

 1. yellow wire wrapped bracelet
 2. Rapunzel scarfs
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289908.0
 3. 3 glass beaded stretch bracelets
 4. added earwires to blue earrings that were unfinished
 5. redid boyfriends necklace because it broke

January Total: bracelets = 4; necklaces = 1; earrings = 1; Rapunzel scarves = 7

 6. Floppy disk boxes - doesn't count as me doing because I had the boyfriend glue them. I just removed labels.
 7. pink shell and green cat eye beaded spring necklace and earring set
 8. purple shell and green cat eye beaded spring necklace and earring set
 9. purple, red, and black beaded  necklace and earring set
10. blue and green cat eye spring necklace
11. plastic stretch bead bracelets (9 of them)
12. a couple more necklaces

link to all jewelry made this year:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=291966.0

13. Crafty Housewares Tutorial Listing
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=291886.0
14. brainstormed future business name and began devising a banner. Although I may not start one till next year.
15. posted almost all of recent projects
16. 16 plastic beaded stretch bracelets  (pix will be uploaded tomorrow - when batteries done charging
17. 2 plastic beaded necklaces
*My man made me a wood burned plaque with the symbol for Love for Valentines
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=291957.0

====== new stuff ======

18. 2 more plastic beaded stretch bracelets

19. Fixed up my man's media binder
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=294101.0

20. Blue and orange plastic beaded necklace

21. 1 stretch bracelet, and
22. blue lace headband

February Total: 28 bracelets = ; 8 necklaces = ; 7 earrings = ; 32 headband pieces; 1 finished headband; David's binder fixup

21. pink, green yellow spring #2 necklace and earrings

22. sewed elastic on my new sandals so they'd stay on

23. pale green cat eye and pearlescent necklace

24. vintage gold, pastel w/ pendant from the boyfriend

25. my grandmas vintage gold necklace and matching earrings

26. 2 fairytale necklaces and 4 fairytale earrings

27. green, silver, black necklace



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on March 18, 2009 11:28:23 AM


Knitted washcloth for my friend JoAnn, I'll add a couple of pieces of my homemade soap to the gift and tie it up with some pretty ribbon. JoAnn laughed at me when I said I had about 40 bars of soap in the bathroom cabinet so if I send her some it cuts it down  ;) ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on March 19, 2009 10:34:46 AM
So...it's 3 months into 2009....is it too late for me to try to get in on this?  I wanna try to get 50 projects completed for 2009.  I'm guessing if I made an item for a swap, it does not count as one of the 50?  Or, does it?

Also, am I to post 50 projects NOW that I want to complete?  Or if I have like 10, then add and update when I can?  I have not been part of a craftalong before, so, sorry if I sound like a ninny  :P

I have been crafting since the new year...so I already have projects completed that I can list as part of my 50 :)  Will get back to this later when I am home from work!

1. recon purse from blue and white print dress
2. reversible totebag from IKEA tree fabric
3. reversible shopping bag from mint green gingham
4. unlined fabric shopping bag - mint gingham
5. unlined fabric shopping bag - ?? fabric TBD
6. unlined fabric shopping bag - ?? fabric TBD
7. unlined fabric shopping bag - ?? fabric TBD
8. unlined fabric shopping bag - ?? fabric TBD
9. sewing machine cover
10. serger cover
11. reversible totebag for my mother
12. reversible totebag for MIL - butterflies
13. lunchbag for my wife - orange and blue IKEA fabric
14. cross stitch project #1 for Christmas present for MIL
15. cross stitch project #2 for Christmas present for MIL
16. Dashiki for me - batik gauze
17. Smock top - kelly green and white floral
18. Smock top - red, orange and yellow stripes
19. recon smock top from Avenue skirt
20. recon smock top from Jones NY skirt
21. reversible totebag for me from red leave/mint green fabric
22. apron for me
23. apron for my wife
24. recon t-shirt skirt
25. recon t-shirt tote - test bag, may generate more projects

That's what I know I wanna do off the top of my head...wow...and 25 projects just from memory!  More to come later and pics of completed items :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on March 19, 2009 11:34:10 AM
TheSapphireMoon of course swap items count, you've still made them and
you don't have to have a list of 50 items ready to join in, just add as you go. I have no idea what I want to be making from one week to the next there's no way I could come up with 50 ideas before I even started crafting  ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on March 19, 2009 11:59:27 AM
LOL!  I figured as much, but as you can see I DO have at LEAST 25 items stewing in my head and/or sitting in a WIPs box in my craft room right now!

I have several great swap items I can post here, so will try to consolidate photos as thumbnails to catch up.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on March 19, 2009 12:48:10 PM
OK, so here is what I have completed so far this year, at least what I have photos uploaded of already  ;)  Some I have completed and have no pics yet as they are swap packages needing to be sent...and who knows who's watching this thread  ;D  Small pics are thumbnails, click for bigger picture:

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=212560)
Pink rose flower head wreath for the FOCR R4 Amore theme.


10 Snap wallets (photo is of less for representation of patterns) for SSS17 swap.

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=218273)
IKEA tree print reversible totebag x2.  This is the 2nd one that I made for me, I actually made one for the Mystery Swap and LOVED it so I had to have one for me too!  Inside is a kelly green cotton with IKEA tree print pockets!

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=218277)
Matching IKEA tree print Velcro wallet for me!

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=225864)
Red leaf print reversible totebag, same style as the IKEA tree print tote.  Has a mint green lining with red leaf print pockets.  Made this for the February Birthday swap.


Necklace and earrings set also made for Feb Bday swap.

So far, those are my wares :)  I have a couple other projects I still need to get photographed and will do that soon!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Sandra22 on March 19, 2009 01:28:17 PM
The SapphireMoon - your purses are just lovely,  I really  like the cheerie fabrics.  Those reversible bags are just great - I love Ikea fabrics and am getting up a good stock, but not sure what I'm going to do with it yet :)

I'm adding projects as I go, as I always seem to have so much to do, and loads to catch up with. 


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on March 19, 2009 06:39:07 PM
Thanks so much :)  I LOVE IKEA fabrics, they are so durable, canvas-like, and make some of the BEST bags!

OK, here is my list....updated for what has been completed, and a few more items I wanna make:

1. recon purse from blue and white print dress
2. reversible totebag from IKEA tree fabric
3. reversible shopping bag from mint green gingham
4. unlined fabric shopping bag - mint gingham
5. unlined fabric shopping bag - ?? fabric TBD
6. unlined fabric shopping bag - ?? fabric TBD
7. unlined fabric shopping bag - ?? fabric TBD
8. unlined fabric shopping bag - ?? fabric TBD
9. sewing machine cover
10. serger cover
11. reversible totebag for my mother
12. reversible totebag for MIL - butterflies
13. lunchbag for my wife - orange and blue IKEA fabric
14. cross stitch project #1 for Christmas present for MIL
15. cross stitch project #2 for Christmas present for MIL
16. Dashiki for me - batik gauze
17. Smock top - kelly green and white floral
18. Smock top - red, orange and yellow stripes
19. recon smock top from Avenue skirt
20. recon smock top from Jones NY skirt
21. reversible totebag for me from red leave/mint green fabric
22. apron for me
23. apron for my wife
24. recon t-shirt skirt
25. recon t-shirt tote - test bag, may generate more projects
26. needlebook
27. embellished...anything...with beads
28. Rapunzel scarf
29. Apron top
30. Tiered skirt
31. Junk necklace
32. Valentine's charm bracelet for me
33. Valentine's charm bracelet for my wife
34. Valentines charm/junk necklace for my wife
35. frog stuffie with musical button for preggie friend
36. recon corduroy pants with insets in the sides
37. infinity dress
38. snap wallets (number is limitless!)
39. reversible red leaf/mint green tote
40. charm necklace and earrings set in black/red
41. pink rose flower head wreath
42.
43.
44.
45.
46.
47.
48.
49.
50.

And, here are a few more photos of stuff completed this year!



Needlebook embellished with beads.  I have a zip pouch I need to sew up that has also been embellished with beads.  I'm quite proud of this, my FIRST attempt at both embellishing by hand sewing with beads AND making a needlebook!


Green floral print smock top.  This is a photo of one I did last year and messed up a little on the stitching (which thank goodness you can't see in these photos!), but I made another one this year just like it with large white buttons on the front where the straps meet the top band and didn't add pockets to it. 

More photos to come when I have some daylight to work with on the gingham tote, junk necklace, and Valentine's bracelets.  Never got a pic of the bag I made for my mom  :-\  Sorry!  She's now got it packed full and uses it for work...so...oops!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: imafundork on March 19, 2009 10:53:11 PM
TheSapphireMoon, I love that needlebook!  ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on March 20, 2009 04:52:57 AM
Thanks!  Yup, that was the the needlebook I was needing the felt for from Mindy :)  So....when are we gonna get together for another craft-a-thon?  LOL!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: imafundork on March 20, 2009 08:59:37 AM
Thanks!  Yup, that was the the needlebook I was needing the felt for from Mindy :)  So....when are we gonna get together for another craft-a-thon?  LOL!

Maybe next Sunday? I talked to Mindy about it last night.  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Shadeweaver on March 22, 2009 12:18:32 PM
I know we are approaching the end of the 3rd month of the year .... but I need to get on the bandwagon and get some stuff done that I have put off and need something to focus on.  I am thinking this craft along would be a great start/idea.

To begin with I have a small list of things I need to get done/crafted

1. Daughter's room
2. Reusable shopping bags
3. Clothes for daughter (though this could really end up being several projects)
4. Curtains for son's room
5. Blanket for son's room

Then I have some item's I already have finished

6. Handspun yarn (for swap)


7. stitch markers (for swap)


8. pin cushion (for swap) I need to make another of these for myself


9. bath products (for swap) I could technically call this like 9-15 or something ...but I make bath stuff all the time and the 50 would add up fast.  So, I Think I will call a days worth each a single project.




Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Shadeweaver on March 22, 2009 12:32:04 PM
As soon as I hit reply I thought of some other stuff ...

1. Daughter's room
2. Reusable shopping bags
3. Clothes for daughter (though this could really end up being several projects)
4. Curtains for son's room
5. Blanket for son's room

6. Handspun yarn (for swap)
7. stitch markers (for swap)
8. pin cushion (for swap) I need to make another of these for myself
9. bath products (for swap) I could technically call this like 9-15 or something ...but I make bath stuff all the time and the 50 would add up fast.  So, I Think I will call a days worth each a single project.

10. Hand bound journal for myself
11. a couple of those tied fleece blankets

I made already

12.  Hand bound leather journal for a swap

more pictures found
here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=297732.msg3393104#msg3393104)

13. Altar set for a swap


14.  Meditation beads ..pagan prayer beads (whatever your chosen path calls them) for a swap and a set for myself


15. Chakrah wand for a swap


16. 3d-ish painting for a swap


I am steadily working away on my daughter's room ... it is about 1/4 of the way done about 1/2 painted.



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on March 22, 2009 12:56:25 PM
 a set of dishcloths for my friend Vicky



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on March 22, 2009 07:23:35 PM
OK, here are some more pics from my list!


Hearts keychain.  This was not part of my 50 list...was an item I made at work the other day after I finished my wife's Valentines charm necklace to go with the bracelet I made. 




Valentine's charm necklace for my wife.  The rest of the charms were recently told to me will NOT be coming, so I made this from the charms that DID come....man, makes me SO mad  >:(  I really wanted some of those other ones I was waiting on...oh well, I think this came out lovely just the same!


My Valentine's charm bracelet


My wife's Valentine's charm bracelet



Junk Necklace.  Made one of this last year, LOVED it SO much I had to make another one...and had tons of great stuff left still to do it!  Love the turquoise teardrop-shaped focal charm :)

OK, well that's all for now!  Have a couple other items to add on to the 50 items, but can't do it until the swap packages are in the mail  :P


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on March 23, 2009 05:04:00 AM
OK, added swap items...will have to elaborate on what they are later, and will post pics after partners have received :)  Still a few project slots open, gotta think of what I wanna fill 'em with....hmmmm....

1. recon purse from blue and white print dress
2. reversible totebag from IKEA tree fabric
3. reversible shopping bag from mint green gingham
4. unlined fabric shopping bag - mint gingham
5. unlined fabric shopping bag - ?? fabric TBD
6. unlined fabric shopping bag - ?? fabric TBD
7. unlined fabric shopping bag - ?? fabric TBD
8. unlined fabric shopping bag - ?? fabric TBD
9. sewing machine cover
10. serger cover
11. reversible totebag for my mother
12. reversible totebag for MIL - butterflies
13. lunchbag for my wife - orange and blue IKEA fabric
14. cross stitch project #1 for Christmas present for MIL
15. cross stitch project #2 for Christmas present for MIL
16. Dashiki for me - batik gauze
17. Smock top - kelly green and white floral
18. Smock top - red, orange and yellow stripes
19. recon smock top from Avenue skirt
20. recon smock top from Jones NY skirt
21. reversible totebag for me from red leave/mint green fabric
22. apron for me
23. apron for my wife
24. recon t-shirt skirt
25. recon t-shirt tote - test bag, may generate more projects
26. needlebook
27. embellished...SOMETHING...with beads (for swap)
28. Rapunzel scarf
29. Apron top
30. Tiered skirt
31. Junk necklace
32. Valentine's charm bracelet for me
33. Valentine's charm bracelet for my wife
34. Valentines charm/junk necklace for my wife
35. frog stuffie with musical button for preggie friend
36. recon corduroy pants with insets in the sides
37. infinity dress
38. snap wallets (number is limitless!)
39. reversible red leaf/mint green tote (for swap)
40. charm necklace and earrings set in black/red
41. pink rose flower head wreath
42. Hearts keychain
43. One Tiny Thing swap item (SENT, item to come soon)
44. Tree Swap items
45. Small Destash swap items
46. LGBT swap items
47.
48.
49.
50. FOCR R5 swap item


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Sandra22 on March 23, 2009 02:41:22 PM
I LOVE the heart themed charms,  I love heart shapes, and the variety here is wonderful.  Your wife must have been so pleased with that.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on March 23, 2009 05:23:59 PM
She really was :)  And I was tickled to make it for her.  I had a pretty good amount of hearts, was hoping more of my rose charms would have come in, but I ended up with just the one focal rose on the necklace and none on the bracelet...beadsandcharms.com is SOOOO not going to ever get any of my business again if this is what is going to happen ordering WAY in advance of needing something.  I ordered 3 weeks before Valentine's Day on hearts and roses charms...now I have an 8.51 credit as they cancelled off the remains of my order that never came in.  I'm going to request my cash back and never shop there again :(


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: hotty_blond2000 on March 24, 2009 03:29:24 PM
 1. yellow wire wrapped bracelet
 2. Rapunzel scarfs
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289908.0
 3. 3 glass beaded stretch bracelets
 4. added earwires to blue earrings that were unfinished
 5. redid boyfriends necklace because it broke
January Total: bracelets = 4; necklaces = 1; earrings = 1; Rapunzel scarves = 7

 6. Floppy disk boxes - doesn't count as me doing because I had the boyfriend glue them. I just removed labels.
 7. pink shell and green cat eye beaded spring necklace and earring set
 8. purple shell and green cat eye beaded spring necklace and earring set
 9. purple, red, and black beaded  necklace and earring set
10. blue and green cat eye spring necklace
11. plastic stretch bead bracelets (9 of them)
12. a couple more necklaces
13. Crafty Housewares Tutorial Listing
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=291886.0
14. brainstormed future business name and began devising a banner. Although I may not start one till next year.
15. posted almost all of recent projects
16. 16 plastic beaded stretch bracelets  (pix will be uploaded tomorrow - when batteries done charging
17. 2 plastic beaded necklaces
*My man made me a wood burned plaque with the symbol for Love for Valentines
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=291957.0
18. 2 more plastic beaded stretch bracelets
19. Fixed up my man's media binder 
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=294101.0
20. Blue and orange plastic beaded necklace
21. 1 stretch bracelet, and
22. blue lace headband
February Total: 28 bracelets = ; 8 necklaces = ; 7 earrings = ; 32 headband pieces; 1 finished headband; David's binder fixup

21. pink, green yellow spring #2 necklace and earrings
22. sewed elastic on my new sandals so they'd stay on
23. pale green cat eye and pearlescent necklace
24. vintage gold, pastel w/ pendant from the boyfriend
25. my grandmas vintage gold necklace and matching earrings
26. 2 fairytale necklaces and 4 fairytale earrings
27. green, silver, black necklace

====== new stuff ======

28. 2 big white butterfly earrings (http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_2961.jpg) (http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_2962.jpg)

29. purple necklace (http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_2952.jpg) (http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_2954.jpg)

30. 2 pink flower, green center earrings (http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_2959.jpg)

31. necklace - black pendant, links and chain (http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_2949.jpg) (http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_2951.jpg)

32. pink flower and green link chain necklace (http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_2963.jpg)

33. purple slave bracelet (http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_2888.jpg)

34. finished 1 butterfly earrings - gave to boyfriend's sister
 same as others but with black and silver seed beads - sorry no pic

link to all jewelry made this year:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=291966.0


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: OnePinkHippo on March 25, 2009 05:12:00 PM
Loving the necklace for the February birthday swap. And SapphireMoon, those beaded wallets are so cute! I would have never though to bead things. (I'm a knitter/crocheter. We don't play with beads much.  :D)

Anyway, back in my world, I'm at 20 projects. I'm not going to bog down the boards with all the squares I'm doing for the 2009 BAM CAL on here and Ravelry. All the squares are going to be counted as one project, and then the blanket itself will be another separate thing. (Joining and a boarder counts as a project, right?)

Anyway, I think I posted pictures of my finished afghans? If not, they're here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=215844.msg3378833#msg3378833 (#s 16 and 17)

15. I finished embroidery for the Boyfriend: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=298279.0

18. A hat for me, details on my blog in this post: http://mochaxlight.blogspot.com/2009/03/baby-beluga-in-deep-blue-sea.html

20. Plus, I tested a pattern for Nomishona, a little flower person:


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on March 25, 2009 06:45:15 PM
The little flower person is so cute! 

Despite the lack of posts I have been crafting, its just all for swaps. I will put up pics as soon as its "safe".


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on March 25, 2009 06:53:40 PM
Yup, I'm in exactly that situation, QNM. Secret crafting!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: OnePinkHippo on March 25, 2009 09:03:47 PM
Yup, I'm in exactly that situation, QNM. Secret crafting!

Stealth crafting, like 007!

Actually, that sounds like a good idea for a swap or craft a long, I just don't know how to apply it.  :-\


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Sandra22 on March 27, 2009 12:08:54 PM
TheSapphireMoon - that is so rubbish your stuff never turned up.  You did a great job with what you had though.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on March 27, 2009 01:17:20 PM
Stealth crafting, like 007!

Actually, that sounds like a good idea for a swap or craft a long, I just don't know how to apply it.  :-\

Oh man, I definitely need stealth crafting theme music!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on March 27, 2009 02:29:30 PM
Here are more of my latest creations...
I just finished 4 more guys in the past week and a half or so...
It's Notta Cat Monster... I made two of them - one standing and one sitting...


And then I took a step back in time to the late Jurassic period....
and made two of these guys...!


woo hoo!  I'm on a roll!

But I think I have lost count on what I have made so far.  I guess I better go back and get a count!!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on March 27, 2009 02:50:09 PM
Ok, now that Ive got some swaps out of the way I can post more pics  ;D

24) A crochet necklace


25) A crochet Cactii


26) and a crochet beaded bracelet


which I did to say thinkyou to YardenXanthe for angeling for me

27) I pattern tested that flower too  :D


Ill put some more up later on - have to get the pics of my partners computer


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on March 27, 2009 04:11:39 PM
Deb, I love the dinosaurs! My boys would've gone crazy for those when they were little  ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: OnePinkHippo on March 27, 2009 04:29:58 PM
bubblegum: Your flower person came out so...cylindrical too! Why does mine have such a large schnozz?  ??? I guess it suits the owner, right? (I have been blessed with the nose of my father's side  :P)

EDIT: LOVE THE DINOSAURS! ARE THEY AN ORIGINAL PATTERN OR IS THERE SOMEWHERE I CAN BUY AND MAKE A DINO ARMY OF MY OWN!?!?!??! :D :D :D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on March 27, 2009 05:32:14 PM
Am I allowed to answer that?
Can I say follow the bread crumbs if I can't answer it?
I'm not sure if I can answer that or not..

I am planning on making more dinos.  In fact I even started a prehistoric category when I put up Plato today  ;D
Collin loves dinos so he has some tall orders for me to fulfill... He has always wanted a few dinos that they just don't seem to make in plastic so I'm sure he is going to keep me busy but I think I'm going to do a flying one next.  There just isn't enough patterns for them out there :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: mrs.cullen on March 27, 2009 05:52:05 PM
This sounds uber fun! I'm gonna go run along and make craft number 1! ;D :D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Avian Flight on March 27, 2009 06:39:32 PM
dinos are super cute!!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Chanel on March 27, 2009 10:06:09 PM
January Projects:

1. Jester dotee
2. poppet dolls
3. 10 felt star ornaments
4. 14 owl pincushions
5. 72 berets for girl scouts-made for France for world thinking day event
6. Added ribbon to son's dance regalia

February projects:

7. 5 luv monsters + 3 more in March
8. home made lasagna
9. Altar Cloth
10. 24 mini dolls for party favors
11. Fred-monster stuffie made for a tag game:
12. Sewed badges onto DD's girl scout vest
13. Made a DVD slideshow of all the troop events for the year for girl scout Court of Awards. Made enough copies  for each girl. My first DVD-woohoo!

March projects:   
14. Zola the rag doll
15. Spring Goddess Doll
16. Ostara Egg for swap + 12 more for friends
17. 30 assorted taggie baby toys with squeakers
18. 7 squares for scrap quilt - WIP
19. 20 half aprons with pockets for girl scouts
20. 150 girl scout S.W.A.P.S.
21. 35 crazy quilt squares - WIP
22. Fairy Doll from my Zola rag doll pattern


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: klum78 on March 27, 2009 10:11:22 PM
Am I allowed to answer that?
Can I say follow the bread crumbs if I can't answer it?
I'm not sure if I can answer that or not..

I am planning on making more dinos.  In fact I even started a prehistoric category when I put up Plato today  ;D
Collin loves dinos so he has some tall orders for me to fulfill... He has always wanted a few dinos that they just don't seem to make in plastic so I'm sure he is going to keep me busy but I think I'm going to do a flying one next.  There just isn't enough patterns for them out there :)


Sine I am not craftydeb,
 I am gonna pimp you out...
You can buy the pattern here:
http://www.craftydeb.com/
There's some awesome stuff on there!!!

(In case the hints were too vague for anyone.   ;D)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: fusbdgt on March 27, 2009 11:48:38 PM
Am I allowed to answer that?
Can I say follow the bread crumbs if I can't answer it?
I'm not sure if I can answer that or not..

I am planning on making more dinos.  In fact I even started a prehistoric category when I put up Plato today  ;D
Collin loves dinos so he has some tall orders for me to fulfill... He has always wanted a few dinos that they just don't seem to make in plastic so I'm sure he is going to keep me busy but I think I'm going to do a flying one next.  There just isn't enough patterns for them out there :)


Sine I am not craftydeb,
 I am gonna pimp you out...
You can buy the pattern here:
http://www.craftydeb.com/
There's some awesome stuff on there!!!

(In case the hints were too vague for anyone.   ;D)


As I understand it you totally can answer, you're just not allowed to make new threads/posts with the sole intent to divert traffic to your site/store.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on March 28, 2009 03:38:15 AM
I just don't want to step over the lines... there is enough of that going on without me adding to the whole shebang.

It's weird.  I want to show off what I have made - and don't post pictures in the crocheted finished area often because I don't want to be one of those that do that kind of stuff but yet I am really proud of my creations so it's like a little safer of a haven for me to post over here I guess.  I just don't feel comfy posting them where they should go - but shouldn't.  Man I need to get past that.

Maybe I'll start to make more tutorials like Urban Threads does - they make some great tutorials but there are only so many tutorials one can do for crocheted stuff...

On a non crochet front... my next few sewing projects are going to be big - really big - and I'm so excited to get started on them!!  wooohoooo!

I'm actually somewhat between crochet projects believe it or not - I'm going to work on finishing up some other projects that were started and set aside... time to clean up the ufo bags!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: flying_babyb on March 28, 2009 12:20:24 PM
50 things? Wow that’s a lot… Lets see
1.   Paint hamster stand
2.   Paint bar stools
3.   Find  Chairs for desk
4.   Paint new desk chairs
5.   Find new desk (well mabey!)
6.   create patio fence
7.   Fix curtains
8.   New doll clothes
9.   A garden
10.   New patio chairs
11.   Patio lighting ( I see hanging clay pots)
12.    Paint kitchen table legs
13.   More cards (everyone loves them)
14.   Organize my craft supplies (I’ll do this December 31, at 11:00pm LOL)
15.   Sand trunk
16.   repaint trunk
17.   Build identical trunk for best friend (I’m insane)
18.   Make curtains for closet so I don’t need to use the doors
19.    Paint trashcans
20.   Finish patio
21.   new knobs in kitchen (I rent, wonder what the landlord will say
22.   Crafts for birthday ho down (that’s like 10 in its self)
23.   Scrapbook for Christmas for my best friends family
24.    Repaint dinner serving trays
25.   Sew cushions for kitchen chairs
26.   Sew cushions for patio chairs
27.   Buy and paint patio chairs
28.    Make living room look connected to the kitchen (one long room)
29.   Hang patch collection (this is one that’s been waiting 3 months)
30.   sew a cover for nap mat


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: fusbdgt on March 28, 2009 08:48:27 PM
what kind of patch collection are you hanging?


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on March 28, 2009 11:33:03 PM
Had some adventures in the kitchen today. Since I can hardly ever cook due to parents having extreme control issues these experiments are crafts in my eyes.

11. Ichigo Daifuku  (Japanese Sweet bean and Strawberry ball) They were yummy!
Tutorial was found here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Ichigo-Daifuku-Japanese-Sweet-bean-and-Strawberr/ (http://www.instructables.com/id/Ichigo-Daifuku-Japanese-Sweet-bean-and-Strawberr/)
12. Sushi...not successful. My rice was all wrong. I may bike to an ethnic store and buy some rice vinegar and steam bowl tomorrow...If not than I have sashimi to enjoy! :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on March 29, 2009 08:20:28 AM


This project wasn't 100% made by me but I made some of the squares and assembled & edged it.

The blanket is for my 6 month old niece Amy-Leigh who was recently diagnosed with liver cancer. Friends,family & sisters in yarn from a couple of forums I visit have generously donated these beautiful squares to make a comfortghan for Amy. By the time all the squares come to me I will have enough for a pram blanket as well as this bigger one. I've been truly overwhelmed by the love & support and want EVERYONE to see this beautiful blanket  ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: fusbdgt on March 29, 2009 08:45:05 AM
It's beautiful, so cheery, I hope that it brings you all warmth and comfort in the times to come :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on March 29, 2009 08:47:40 AM
That blanket is beautiful. I wish the best for your niece.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: flying_babyb on March 29, 2009 09:11:47 AM
what kind of patch collection are you hanging?
about 200 police patches.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: cosmo_mouse on March 29, 2009 11:54:02 AM
The blanket is lovely Kookaloo_Starr, sending love to your neice.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: OnePinkHippo on March 29, 2009 12:10:12 PM
Gorgeous kookaloo. She's treasure it. And all the best to your niece.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on March 30, 2009 12:06:10 PM
Thanks for the good vibes etc for Amy  :-* and the nice comments on the blanket  :)

Todays quickie project Its not being added as a project on it's own it is another one for my #8 project  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: OnePinkHippo on March 30, 2009 06:46:46 PM
Am I allowed to answer that?
Can I say follow the bread crumbs if I can't answer it?
I'm not sure if I can answer that or not..

I am planning on making more dinos.  In fact I even started a prehistoric category when I put up Plato today  ;D
Collin loves dinos so he has some tall orders for me to fulfill... He has always wanted a few dinos that they just don't seem to make in plastic so I'm sure he is going to keep me busy but I think I'm going to do a flying one next.  There just isn't enough patterns for them out there :)


Sine I am not craftydeb,
 I am gonna pimp you out...
You can buy the pattern here:
http://www.craftydeb.com/
There's some awesome stuff on there!!!

(In case the hints were too vague for anyone.   ;D)

I got it, just a little delayed in posting.  ::) TOTALLY BUYING A PATTERN WHEN I GET MONEYS!!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on March 30, 2009 07:56:10 PM
I just finished a devil today and started on something new.
Thursday I get back to sewing - I'm so psyched!  I'm starting on my sons' quilts woo hoo!  I'm so excited!  I can't wait to get off the couch and get on to the chair... I am totally going to multi task.. do up some tshirts for the boys (and me) and kick out some serious stuff if I can help it!!

I'll take pics :)

oh and mochaxlight - I'll leave the porch light on :D
It'll be there... I don't know what dino I'm going to do next.  I had a sudden springy urge to do up some flowers... and I just started on a tree again today. It's looking good.... okay. I have a trunk right now but it looks god to me!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on March 31, 2009 06:46:19 AM
Just finished a mesh grocery bag, pics soon  :)



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on March 31, 2009 07:06:00 AM
I just finished up a swap package, which I've decided to divide into three projects. Pictures upon receipt by RachOfTheJungle!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Chanel on March 31, 2009 07:09:38 AM
January Projects:

1. Jester dotee
2. poppet dolls
3. 10 felt star ornaments
4. 14 owl pincushions
5. 72 berets for girl scouts-made for France for world thinking day event
6. Added ribbon to son's dance regalia

February projects:

7. 5 luv monsters + 3 more in March
8. home made lasagna
9. Altar Cloth
10. 24 mini dolls for party favors
11. Fred-monster stuffie made for a tag game:
12. Sewed badges onto DD's girl scout vest
13. Made a DVD slideshow of all the troop events for the year for girl scout Court of Awards. Made enough copies  for each girl. My first DVD-woohoo!

March projects:   
14. Zola the rag doll
15. Spring Goddess Doll
16. Ostara Egg for swap + 12 more for friends
17. 30 assorted taggie baby toys with squeakers
18. 7 squares for scrap quilt - WIP
19. 20 half aprons with pockets for girl scouts
20. 150 girl scout S.W.A.P.S.
21. 35 crazy quilt squares - WIP
22. Fairy Doll from my Zola rag doll pattern
23. Owl stuffie for DD


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: anitacj on March 31, 2009 07:39:21 AM
O.k I finished a beaded bracelet.But I don't know what # it is on my list.So far I'm 3 for 50. ;D,Just 47 more to go. Going to start Mom's hat if I have all the supplies. :-\.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on March 31, 2009 07:42:35 AM
Updated for what has been completed recently...or received in a swap :)

1. recon purse from blue and white print dress
2. reversible totebag from IKEA tree fabric
3. reversible shopping bag from mint green gingham
4. unlined fabric shopping bag - mint gingham
5. unlined fabric shopping bag - ?? fabric TBD
6. unlined fabric shopping bag - ?? fabric TBD
7. unlined fabric shopping bag - ?? fabric TBD
8. unlined fabric shopping bag - ?? fabric TBD
9. sewing machine cover
10. serger cover
11. reversible totebag for my mother
12. reversible totebag for MIL - butterflies
13. lunchbag for my wife - orange and blue IKEA fabric
14. cross stitch project #1 for Christmas present for MIL
15. cross stitch project #2 for Christmas present for MIL
16. Dashiki for me - batik gauze
17. Smock top - kelly green and white floral
18. Smock top - red, orange and yellow stripes
19. recon smock top from Avenue skirt **NEWLY COMPLETED, pics soon!
20. recon smock top from Jones NY skirt
21. reversible totebag for me from red leave/mint green fabric
22. apron for me
23. apron for my wife
24. recon t-shirt skirt
25. recon t-shirt tote - test bag, may generate more projects
26. needlebook
27. embellished...anything...with beads **Swap item, just recvd, bead embellished zip pouch
28. Rapunzel scarf
29. Apron top
30. Tiered skirt
31. Junk necklace
32. Valentine's charm bracelet for me
33. Valentine's charm bracelet for my wife
34. Valentines charm/junk necklace for my wife
35. frog stuffie with musical button for preggie friend
36. recon corduroy pants with insets in the sides
37. infinity dress
38. snap wallets (number is limitless!)
39. reversible red leaf/mint green tote
40. charm necklace and earrings set in black/red
41. pink rose flower head wreath
42. Dashiki for Destash swap NEWLY RECVD
43. Nautical zip pouch for Destash swap NEWLY RECVD
44. Flowers/vines zip pouch for Destash swap NEWLY RECVD
45. Owl tote for Tree swap NEWLY RECVD
46.
47.
48.
49.
50.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on March 31, 2009 10:54:51 AM
The owl is so cute!
I have a couple projects i need to post...one that i am not done with but super excited about ;D
*scurries away to go work on it!*


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on March 31, 2009 03:53:52 PM
My Irish Lace scarf is now complete & ready for...errrm...either giving away or saving for next winter  ;D



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on March 31, 2009 04:43:00 PM
I have been very very bad today.
I did not craft.  I did however buy more material - as if I needed more stash. sigh.
I will be sewing on Thursday- beginning a quilt and possibly a crafting bag set for myself - we'll see :)  I do know that tomorrow I need to get the craft room completely cleaned as I won't be the only in there tomorrow  :o
Yeah... it needs to be done, I know... good news is that after it is done I'll snap off a few pictures so you guys can actually see my over crowded crafting abode.... I do believe that the extra desk does need to go - and soon... it is just sticking out in the middle of the room and I can't walk in there with it.. .granted it is hiding several boxes of things I have not gone through yet.... but that can wait for another day....!

Does cleaning out the craft room count towards projects completed?
Too bad my pirate finger puppet set did not turn up in the process so far  :'(  I fear that I will never find that pattern set again. Probably the day after I break down and design new ones, aye?  Ironic it would be.

okay. too much yoda.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on March 31, 2009 06:37:26 PM
Ooooooooh.....just saw the pics of the mesh shopping bag, I missed them when I checked in here earlier.  LOVE it!  I have a rainbow colored one on my wist that I TOTALLY would love someone to make for me sometime :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: OnePinkHippo on March 31, 2009 08:36:15 PM
I just finished a devil today and started on something new.
Thursday I get back to sewing - I'm so psyched!  I'm starting on my sons' quilts woo hoo!  I'm so excited!  I can't wait to get off the couch and get on to the chair... I am totally going to multi task.. do up some tshirts for the boys (and me) and kick out some serious stuff if I can help it!!

I'll take pics :)

oh and mochaxlight - I'll leave the porch light on :D
It'll be there... I don't know what dino I'm going to do next.  I had a sudden springy urge to do up some flowers... and I just started on a tree again today. It's looking good.... okay. I have a trunk right now but it looks god to me!


Your amis are so cute! But alas, my bank account is tiny now that I bought an iPhone. I have A LOT of patterns to do anyway, but I'll get me an army of stegos one day! I told my parents that I was going to crochet an army of them and they looked at me like wtf?  :-[ Pahaha.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on April 01, 2009 12:08:07 AM
I just finished a devil today and started on something new.
Thursday I get back to sewing - I'm so psyched!  I'm starting on my sons' quilts woo hoo!  I'm so excited!  I can't wait to get off the couch and get on to the chair... I am totally going to multi task.. do up some tshirts for the boys (and me) and kick out some serious stuff if I can help it!!

I'll take pics :)

oh and mochaxlight - I'll leave the porch light on :D
It'll be there... I don't know what dino I'm going to do next.  I had a sudden springy urge to do up some flowers... and I just started on a tree again today. It's looking good.... okay. I have a trunk right now but it looks god to me!


Your amis are so cute! But alas, my bank account is tiny now that I bought an iPhone. I have A LOT of patterns to do anyway, but I'll get me an army of stegos one day! I told my parents that I was going to crochet an army of them and they looked at me like wtf?  :-[ Pahaha.

Every (evil) genius needs an army.  ;D And since you are talented enough to do amis while I can't even knit you pass as a genius in my eyes.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on April 01, 2009 11:42:26 AM
time to see where im at...

1.  Pac-man shoes done!
2.  Valentines frame with conversation hearts done!
3.  Finish conversation heart charm bracelet started 2 years ago! just not ready to work on this (it was a b***h and a half making it and i still havent recovered!)
4.  swap item 1 **(these HAVE now been received) done!

5. swap item 2 ** done!

6.  swap item 3 ** done!

7.  set of small painted canvases with critters
8.  set of medium painted canvases with wedding poem and book excerpt done!
9.  "book of love" craft (from wedding...also for craft challenge!) gave up as apparently paper crafts is just not my thing
10.  fibromyalgia-related craft
11.  sexual assault awareness craft for me
12.  sexual assault awareness craft for my husband
13.  handpainted cami and panty set
14.  ted neeley is my homeboy shirt
15.  roy orbison/my grandma tribute item
16.  painted picture frame (done with owls on the front) for swap (shop the swap) done!
17.  another painted frame (with fleur-de-lis looking things) for swap (also shop the swap)
18.  mug for swap painted with mario bros.
19.  mug for swap painted with zelda
20.  mug for husband with us on it mug for husband with a transformer on it (let's be honest, he'll like that more)
21.  top recon so itll work with sexy v-day dress!  done!
22.  flower pot and pens for mom's birthday
23.  painted shirt for brother's birthday
22.  (since i took two off the list)...handmade card for brother's birthday - done!
23.  make a family-opoly for dad for birthday
24.  painted mirror for mom's birthday
25.  painted vase for m-i-l for mothers day
26.  painted birdhouse for f-i-l for father's day
27.  painted mirror for sister's birthday (can you tell ive been doing my gift planning for the year, lol!) - done!
28.  painted mirror for s-i-l's birthday
29.  scrabble board with love words for friend's anniversary
30.  painted martini glasses for friend's birthday
31.  Where the Wild Things Are shirt for nephew's birthday
32.  Swap object (large) - done!
33.  Swap object medium done!
34.  Swap object small - done!
35.  Card for other brother! - done!
36.  Set of painted wineglasses for charity silent auction done!
37.  Set of painted cups and saucers for charity silent auction  done!
38.  name shirt for niece's birthday
39.  Swap (other swap) large object
40.  Swap (other swap) medium object
41.  Housewarming gift (not sure what) for friend
42.  Chemistry-related polymer clay chess set for brother
43.  Hand-drawn Disney characters memory game for nephew

16 down, 34 to go!  whew!  ::)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on April 01, 2009 12:21:35 PM
Here's pics of my latest items completed:


Recon smock top.  This was a skirt, so all I really did was add the band and straps.  I love it, it may become my new fave summer top.


Owl tote.  This was made for the Tree Swap R2.  Straps are fairly long, bag hangs at about hip length.  I am SOOO wanting more of these owl panels!  I want to make ME a tote out of it!

I also completed a large item for a swap that I am SO proud of...it's my first attempt at it...I will upload a pic as soon as I send and my partner receives it.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on April 01, 2009 01:46:53 PM
i love love LOVE that owl tote!!!!  it is WAY too adorable!!  great job


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on April 01, 2009 07:19:49 PM
Thank you :)  I SO want to make another one and am hoping to get some more of those panels somewhere, sometime...we will see!

Here is what was recently received by my partner in the Destash swap.  The dashiki and a helluva lot of hemp, as well as pics of the zip pouches that I already crossed off my list.  Oh, and the fruity beaded pouch is the item I listed early in my list as an embellished...something.  Didn't wanna give away what it was as I posted that before my partner received or sent to me...just in case she was still stalking my posts and saw I gave away a secret on one of her items :)

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=296287.msg3413428#msg3413428


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on April 01, 2009 09:09:44 PM
Project 13! Bell bottom inserts - rather goes with today's theme, doesn't it? These are lined on the other side for strength.





This was one of those projects that I couldn't bear to put down until it was finished. I freakin' love these.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on April 02, 2009 03:33:57 AM
thesapphiremoon your owl tote is just amazing.  They all have great personalities to them..

and bell bottoms? Are they back in style again?  Man, I thought they faded already - tells you the last time I went shopping for jeans.  I put the blinders on and go right for my levis!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: AbbyRose on April 02, 2009 07:13:58 AM
Love the bell-bottoms! I used to alter my jeans like that about 10 yrs ago when I was in highschool. Never thought to line the inside though so the insert was always flimsy. Great job :) Love the colour combination.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on April 02, 2009 08:02:58 AM
Thanks AbbyRose!

craftydeb, I am honestly quite distanced from what is "in style..." so don't take my word for it, I just think they're fun. :D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: AbbyRose on April 02, 2009 08:14:12 AM
... Just had a flurry of brain activity! I should totally do a pair of those bell-bottoms for my 18 mth old daughter! How stinking cute would that be?!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: fusbdgt on April 02, 2009 03:38:01 PM
would be utterly adorable :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on April 02, 2009 03:55:04 PM
Agreed: adorableness ahead!

My quick project for the day: freezer paper shirt that my mom requested (this is my number 14).



PAIF; stands for Praise Allah It's Friday. She wanted it to wear to work, spicing things up a bit since her work is boring most of the time. ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on April 02, 2009 04:39:04 PM

craftydeb, I am honestly quite distanced from what is "in style..." so don't take my word for it, I just think they're fun. :D

Fun is always the best way to go!
They are adorable though - ubercute!


I embroidered 4 shirts today - I am trying out some new stabilizers for tshirts - and pulled out a few old shirts that were getting faded as my guinea pigs.... Tonight and tomorrow I am going to wash and dry them several times - uh, with other laundry  :D so I'm not wasting the water and energy of course - and hopefully some time tomorrow I can start on the stack of shirts for the boys.  They both want several different shirts so I will be super busy!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: OnePinkHippo on April 02, 2009 08:26:30 PM
Ah, thelastkodama, my cousin did that when we were like 12 and I tried to it, too, because she's like my idol and I failed horribly. (It was all handstitched...well, supposed to be handstitched.)  :-[ I have some highwater jeans that I might have to tear apart.  ::)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: hotty_blond2000 on April 02, 2009 11:09:36 PM
I've signed up for "Another Crafty Detective swap".

But I am also still making items for my first future craft fair.
so when i get my batteries back Ill post pix of those items, just not the swap items.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on April 04, 2009 09:55:45 AM
I have another to add to my list of WiPs - a broomstick lace scarf  ;D



I popped intot the hospitals charity shop after my fibro class on Thurs & spotted a solitary 20mm knitting needle for just 25p  ;D I had to buy it and then when I got home I had to look on Youtube for broomstick lace tutorials  ::)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on April 04, 2009 12:07:21 PM
You are going to be dangerous now with the broomstick lace under your belt - there are some really cute patterns out there for that....

I am moving wood chips for the next few days.  My crafting is at a stand still.  I wish we had water in our house (my fil is working on a broken pipe so the water is shut off for a little while) I would totally be taking a super hot bubble bath.  I am absolutely sore and really feel disgusting.   I want a bath.  a good long soak.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on April 04, 2009 01:44:08 PM
Deb, I saw the Hourglass Cardi on the Stitchdiva site & fell instantly in love  :D The others I like on there appeared to be Hairpin lace though...so i guess that will be next on the learning list  ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on April 04, 2009 02:41:12 PM
Well my partner in the Red Dwarf swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=293849) has received her package, so it's safe to post my projects number 10, 11 & 12.

Number 10 was a batch of smalls - headband, paperweight drawings, patch, and painted bubblewrap (not pictured).



11 was a redecorated picture frame. I covered it in fabric and pasted buttons and alphabet spaghetti onto it (I love mod podge).



And 12 was a shirt with freezer papered combat boots and ruffle cap sleeves.



Swaps keep me crafting! I just joined the altered shirt one as well.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: OnePinkHippo on April 04, 2009 03:38:56 PM
YES RED DWARF!  :D My mom and I are obsessed; I NEED to make her that hologram headband.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on April 05, 2009 04:19:35 AM
thelastkodama, I LOVE the t-shirt  ;D and the Rimmers mum picture frame  ;D hubby & I are both big Dwarf fans


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Sandra22 on April 05, 2009 04:41:56 AM
Everyone is being so busy, I'll have to catch up - keep saying this I know, but have been very tired after my first full week back in work after a year off and only 3 days working part time due to illness  Getting use to the hours now, and organising myself. 


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Sandra22 on April 05, 2009 04:53:24 AM
1.  Finish the 2 quilts that have been lurking in the wardrobe for I don't know how long.
2.   Make a roman blind for the bathroom.
3.   Make a new roman blind for the kitchen.
4.   Have a go at a cathedral quilt.
5.   Make some more undies for my daughter (she likes vintage and unusual style ones that's difficult to find or way too   
      expensive)
6.   Join the stacks of crochet squares I made whilst ill into something meaningful Smiley
7.   Make a lavender heat pillow.
8.    Make a new lid for the hat box I made (for storing winter things - gloves, scarves etc) and cover with nice paper.
9.  Start a 'traditional' hexagon quilt - SMALL.  I'm going to make this as a lap quilt and want to complete just a few blocks this year to see if I like it.
10.  Have a go at a postage stamp quilt.  Have admired these for ages and thought they would be too tricky, but will make a few small blocks to see if I can and if I have the patience to complete one :)
11.  Sort my charity shop finds into some kind of order so I can decide what kind of quilt I want to make - nice simple one though.

Lots of quilting going on here - thanks to mucho inspiration from you lovely and talented folks at Craftster.
12.  Make a long cushion for my rather uncomfortable garden bench (seat and back)
13.  Crochet and afghan for use on my garden swing bench - I love sitting out there, but can get a bit chilly, so a snuggly blanket of some sort will be good  I've seen some gorgeous alpaca and mario wool
14.  Make a gnome for the Roaming Gnome Swap - Done
15.  Cover a photo album to go with Bruno my gnome - Done
16.  Make a medium swap item for LGBT swap - Done
17.  Make a small item for LGBT swap - Done
18.  Make a small item for LGBT swap - Done

Can't post pics of the LGBT swap stuff until my partner has received them.

19.  Decorate/cover 3 craft storage boxes.
20  Make some more storage boxes.




Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on April 05, 2009 09:28:57 AM
yay, mochax and Kookaloo! I had a lot of fun crafting for a Red Dwarf theme... I take it you two have heard about the new special? Aaaa!

Sandra, I'm excited to see your LGBT stuff - I think I'm going to be stalking the gallery on that one. :D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on April 05, 2009 10:21:16 AM
I've heard about & probably won't get to see the RD special, I've had to cancel my cable subscription  :'( :'( :'(


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Sandra22 on April 05, 2009 02:47:33 PM
Not a big Red Dwarf fan.  I use to enjoy it years ago, but kind of went off it a bit.  Did see Craig Charles a VERY VERY long time ago reading poetry in one Liverpool's parks can you believe.  He was very young.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on April 05, 2009 02:57:19 PM
Ok here is my 13  I think ???
haha
#13 A felt goldfish



I also have another but i'm not going to post it because i don't know if i am done yet :D
DONE!
#14

Finding Nemo Shoes!
Full Post:https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=299798.0
 ;D



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on April 06, 2009 02:26:49 PM
13. Necklace I made for my sister's birthday. Design and instructions came from Beadmecca.com


14. Beaded bookmark...my sister tried to snake one that belonged to some one else so I made her one.


...And if you couldn't tell my sister really likes pink lol. More formal post in the jewelery boards soon.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on April 06, 2009 02:38:02 PM
rae - that heart necklace is really cool! nice job!

Smuckers - I like the goldfish! Nice choice of thread color.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: AbbyRose on April 06, 2009 02:58:49 PM
Ya, that heart is really nice :) Thanks for the great web link too. What a fantastic site!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on April 06, 2009 11:44:54 PM
Thanks thelastkodama and AbbyRose! It is a great site with all sorts of instructions. I really like that project because it made me break out of my usual style and learn a little more.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: CraftNClutter on April 07, 2009 01:07:19 PM
March Gallery of Completed Projects

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3325724979/in/set-72157612571187345/)
Project #9 - Teal Foliage (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/03/lesson-to-be-learned.html)

You can not imagine the frustration it took to make this hat. 4 attempts and the end result is still just a tad too big. It was my first lace work and I learned the hard way that it is not good to try and knit lacework while doing anything else, except maybe blinking and breathing.


(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3333512897/in/set-72157612571187345/)
Project #10 - Firefly Meathead (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/03/found-wednesday.html)

After the struggle of making Foliage, knitting up this second Meathead was welcome. I don't tend to make things more than once and typically when I do, I end up hating the pattern. Not true for Meathead, this will definitely remain in the gift arsenal (along with Saartje Bootees).


(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3387963829/in/set-72157612571187345/)
Project #11 - January 'One for Me, One for You' Quilt Square (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/03/one-for-me-one-for-you-january-results.html)

My friend and I are collaborating on a quilt to help bridge the thousands of miles that separates us. We got a bit behind at the start of this year, but we definitely made strides in catching up in March (though we fell short).


(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3375410751/in/set-72157612571187345/)
Project #12 - Robin's Egg Pink Hat (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/03/busy-as-beaver-or-what-would-you-do.html)

Another hat disaster befell me in March. I had to make my own modifications to a pattern so the hat would fit a 7 year old, but I didn't make the correct commensations for the superficial flap. So it turned out huge, especially since it is knit in chunky yarn and has a giant button on it. I'm thinking before Christmas, I'll end up reknitting it, just so the poor little girl doesn't develop neck problems from my hat.


(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3388770428/in/set-72157612571187345/)
Project #13 - February 'One for Me, One for You' Quilt Square[/url]

Impressed myself by figuring out how to use a piece of fabric that was too narrow to get 2 full size background pieces cut from it and piece together 2 proper size squares without needing to purchase more fabric. Yay for Math! And Destashing!


Interested in finding out more about my projects? Click the "project name" under each picture!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: OnePinkHippo on April 07, 2009 03:47:53 PM
yay, mochax and Kookaloo! I had a lot of fun crafting for a Red Dwarf theme... I take it you two have heard about the new special? Aaaa!

NO INFO PLEASE!!!  ???


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on April 07, 2009 04:37:37 PM
NO INFO PLEASE!!!  ???

NEW EPISODES IN THREE DAYS!!! (http://www.reddwarf.co.uk/news/2008/09/19/new-red-dwarf-specials-confirmed/)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on April 07, 2009 08:53:55 PM
I have not forgotten about this post but most of my stuff lately has been for swaps, although I can share a couple things now

1. Glass etching
2. Tree shrinky necklace
3. Bird Tray
4. Mummy monkey stuffie


5. Lavender Brown Sugar Scrub
     I made this tonight but used grapefruit scent instead, it smells wonderful!

On my to do list....


6. Cassette tape change purse
7. Origami stars
8. Magazine/gum wrapper folded purse
9. Ghost in a jar
10. Quilt for my son using his out grown Mario T-shirts and PJs
11. Capri Sun pouch beach tote
12. PB and J needle punch tote
13. Light-up Christmas jar
14. Grocery bag crochet tote
15. Learn to sew book binding
16. Paint chip notebooks
17. Halloween shrine
18. No sew fleece blanket for my boyfriend
19. Make soap
20. Make PJ bottoms out of this great sugar skull fleece I bought
21. Up-date son's scrapbook
22. Tree of Life pendant
23. Make some fridge magnets
24. Paint the blank nesting dolls I bought
25. Felted Halloween trick-or-treat bag
26. Carve my own stamp
27. Finish and frame flower needle punch
28. Finish jewelry box, line inside and make 2 levels
29. Make a scoodie
30. Fused Panda Express tote
31. Love Letter box
32. Make a sock monkey
33. Make acorn pull for bedroom light
34. Christmas tree card holder
35. Lavender scented rice bags
36. Button faeries
37. Refinish metal chairs

38. Made my first ATCs




V = Vulture Virgin



W = Watchdog



X = X_Ray





Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: kaishabackwards on April 08, 2009 12:44:01 AM
I'm a little late to the party I know but I have done 8 projects this year so far and am working on 6 more of my own plus a bunch of dresses and vests (6 of each if I'm remembering correctly) for a wedding so I'm going to be doing the challenge!!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: OnePinkHippo on April 08, 2009 07:47:54 AM
NO INFO PLEASE!!!  ???

NEW EPISODES IN THREE DAYS!!! (http://www.reddwarf.co.uk/news/2008/09/19/new-red-dwarf-specials-confirmed/)

Is it going to be on BBC America? I don't have that channel.  :( :(

QueenNinjaMonkey: I really like the "watch" dog. Clever!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Sera unravled on April 08, 2009 08:26:45 AM
Wow I haven't updated my list in a while.

1-9 premie hats for the charity unswap
10.  baby blanket for charity unswap
11.  hat for niece
12. Ollie the octopus for two year old niece( I know it looks like he has only 6 tentacles but he really does have eight the other two are hiding behind his body)  full post in the knitting boards


13. Kiwi bird
14. Turtle the turtle for my 4 year old niece..full post on second page of crochet boards


on my list

15. Pig for three year old niece
16. cabled blanket


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on April 08, 2009 08:38:54 AM
Thank you! I made a large one out of plaster and now I just have a thing for them!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on April 09, 2009 06:19:09 PM
A couple of hats

baby bonnet for a proud Uncle to give his new niece  ;D My sons friend is an Uncle for the first time & asked me tonight if I can make baby hats, so of course I had to make one. Its now 2am or I'd be out buying pink ribbon to finish it off  ;)



Mesh cloche modeled by my hubby, I'm sure it will look better on someone with less facial hair  ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on April 09, 2009 07:29:23 PM
I so LOVE that cloche!  Beautiful...despite the facial hair....LOL, don't tell him I said that  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on April 09, 2009 07:32:57 PM
#15: Dreamcatcher



This isn't technically done; I still need to find some feathers for it, but I'm counting it now anyways. I think I'll wait to finish it up until the geese next door start coming into our lawn and dropping feathers.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: miss_kassandra on April 09, 2009 08:09:24 PM
I've been following this thread for awhile now, I have a list and have done 27 i believe so far. the list is on my other computer without internet, so as soon as i get internet on the computer (next month some time) I'll post my list and pic of everything i made. I also wanted to say that  everyones crafts look so amazing


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on April 11, 2009 11:13:07 AM
 ;D I only have 7 more squares to go to finish my granny square cardi  ;D I'm excited, I've been working on it since September  ::)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on April 11, 2009 12:01:57 PM
Wow kookaloo - that sounds like a labor of love!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: angelcallie on April 12, 2009 12:12:27 AM
Oooh, I wanna join! I've done a bunch already. Let's see . . .

1. Tardis pillow (finished jan 5)
2. Siamese cat pillow (finished jan 7)
3. Cthulhu scarf (finished . . . early jan sometime)
4. Tenth Doctor Doll (late Jan)
5. L doll (late Jan, too, I think)
6. Ganesh doll (mid March)
7. Om wallet (mid March) (for OTT 21)
8. Ninth Doctor Doll
9. my first poppet, Tate

I made six more things for a personal swap, but I don't want to tell what they are until they are received. So that puts me at 15. Hooray. All the other things are posted on craftster, mostly in the Toys and playthings board, thought the two pillows are in quilting and the scarf is in knitting. The om wallet is just in the OTT gallery.

As for plans, I have the Jim Henson Swap, the I Love Stuffies Swap, and the Shakespeare swap starting soon so those should reap quite a few crafts. I also have a list as long as my arm of stuff I want to make.

1. Jacket for friend (which is almost done!)
2. Fifth Doctor Doll
3. Fourth Doctor Doll
4. more poppets!
5. the rest of the Doctors
6. a Tardis quilt (I have a slight fixation with Doctor Who, it is true)
7. A felt name book for my little cousin
8. Dr Horrible doll (cuz he's so cute!)

Plus, I will as usual have a frightening craft schedule come holiday time, so I think I can pull this off.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on April 12, 2009 04:15:47 AM
Angelcallie your projects sound very interesting! Any links?

I have four more projects to post that I did for a swap which puts me at 18. With more swaps, birthdays, and the holidays I am sure I will get to 50 projects...maybe more. *crosses fingers*


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on April 12, 2009 05:15:02 AM
Wow kookaloo - that sounds like a labor of love!

It started as a labour of love but has ended up just being labour *lol* I just hope I can bring myself to wear it once I'm finished!  ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: angelcallie on April 12, 2009 02:41:23 PM
Angelcallie your projects sound very interesting! Any links?

Weeell, since you asked :)

Siamese Cat Pillow   https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=299876.0;topicseen
Chtulhu scarf   https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=295653.msg3364910#msg3364910
L Doll   https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=294736.msg3353052#msg3353052
Ten Doll   https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=294488.msg3350076#msg3350076
Nine Doll   https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=300129.msg3425035#msg3425035
Tardis Pillow    https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=299878.msg3421213#msg3421213
Ganesh Doll   https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=299459.msg3416067#msg3416067
Poppet    https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=300605.msg3431640#msg3431640

And pictures of the Om wallet



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on April 12, 2009 03:35:16 PM
I finished my granny square cardi AT LAST! I started it in Sept 08 & it had a period of hibernation but now it can be worn  ;D It's 11.30pm here so I won't be taking a pic just yet, probably one day next week when it's been washed, boy am I glad to be finished!
So that's 18/50 for me now  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Sandra22 on April 12, 2009 03:46:39 PM

Mesh cloche modeled by my hubby, I'm sure it will look better on someone with less facial hair  ;)
  LOL  He looks  not too bothered by wearing it either.  He must be very understanding - I have to get my daughters old teddy to model my stuff :)
I've completed 5 items from my list so far.
Here's my gnome Bruno

He's going to Canada and Germany and Kock on the apron is German for Cook.
Will post pics of other things when my laptop starts behaving.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: anitacj on April 13, 2009 07:32:32 AM
O.k as far as I can figure I'm 3/50.I finished 2 stretch beaded bracelets.I'm not exactly following my list numeracally.I need to add another project a owl t-shirt.Oh yeah another  project is a butterfly tote for a friend.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on April 13, 2009 08:13:22 AM
 Here's my cardi  ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on April 13, 2009 08:37:43 AM
Love the color on the cardigan :)

Here's a reversible tote I posted for my FOCR swap:




Oh, and here is a tree applique I recently made for the LGBT swap...was my FIRST TIME EVER doing applique and I think I did a damn good job if I do say so :)  Hard to see the detail, as I 'borrowed' these pics from the LGBT thread and were small sized there.




And, here is my newly updated list!

1. recon purse from blue and white print dress
2. reversible totebag from IKEA tree fabric
3. reversible shopping bag from mint green gingham
4. unlined fabric shopping bag - mint gingham
5. unlined fabric shopping bag - ?? fabric TBD
6. unlined fabric shopping bag - ?? fabric TBD
7. unlined fabric shopping bag - ?? fabric TBD
8. unlined fabric shopping bag - ?? fabric TBD
9. sewing machine cover
10. serger cover
11. reversible totebag for my mother
12. reversible totebag for MIL - butterflies
13. lunchbag for my wife - orange and blue IKEA fabric
14. cross stitch project #1 for Christmas present for MIL
15. cross stitch project #2 for Christmas present for MIL
16. Dashiki for me - batik gauze
17. Smock top - kelly green and white floral
18. Smock top - red, orange and yellow stripes **Ended up as a smock DRESS :)  PICS COMING SOON!
19. recon smock top from Avenue skirt
20. recon smock top from Jones NY skirt
21. reversible totebag for me from red leave/mint green fabric
22. apron for me
23. apron for my wife
24. recon t-shirt skirt
25. recon t-shirt tote - test bag, may generate more projects
26. needlebook
27. embellished...anything...with beads **Swap item, just recvd, bead embellished zip pouch
28. Rapunzel scarf
29. Apron top
30. Tiered skirt
31. Junk necklace
32. Valentine's charm bracelet for me
33. Valentine's charm bracelet for my wife
34. Valentines charm/junk necklace for my wife
35. frog stuffie with musical button for preggie friend
36. recon corduroy pants with insets in the sides
37. infinity dress
38. snap wallets (number is limitless!)
39. reversible red leaf/mint green tote for Feb B-day swap
40. charm necklace and earrings set in black/red for Feb B-day swap
41. pink rose flower head wreath for FOCR R4 swap
42. Dashiki for Destash swap
43. Nautical zip pouch for Destash swap
44. Flowers/vines zip pouch for Destash swap
45. Owl tote for Tree swap
46. IKEA tote for FOCR swap
47. Tree applique wall hanging for LGBT swap
48. Green, blue, purple dangly charm bracelet for personal swap with Tero *WILL POST PICS WHEN SHE RECEIVES
49.
50.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on April 13, 2009 12:16:30 PM
super cute tote!!!

okay, here goes...
1.  Pac-man shoes done!
2.  Valentines frame with conversation hearts done!
3. Finish conversation heart charm bracelet started 2 years ago! scratched from project list...
4.  swap item 1 ** done!
5. swap item 2 ** done!
6.  swap item 3 ** done!
7.  set of small painted canvases with critters
8.  set of medium painted canvases with wedding poem and book excerpt done!
9. "book of love" craft (from wedding...also for craft challenge!) gave up as apparently paper crafts is just not my thing
10.  fibromyalgia-related craft
11.  sexual assault awareness craft for me
12.  sexual assault awareness craft for my husband
13.  handpainted cami and panty set
14.  ted neeley is my homeboy shirt
15.  roy orbison/my grandma tribute item done!!  yay!!
16.  painted picture frame (done with owls on the front) for swap (shop the swap) done!
17.  another painted frame (with fleur-de-lis looking things) for swap (also shop the swap)
18.  mug for swap painted with mario bros.
19.  mug for swap painted with zelda
20.  mug for husband with us on it mug for husband with a transformer on it (let's be honest, he'll like that more)
21.  top recon so itll work with sexy v-day dress!  done!
22.  flower pot and pens for mom's birthday
23.  painted shirt for brother's birthday scratched!
22.  handmade card for brother's birthday done!
23.  make a family-opoly for dad for birthday
24.  painted mirror for mom's birthday scratched
25.  painted vase for m-i-l for mothers day
26.  painted birdhouse for f-i-l for father's day
27.  painted mirror for sister's birthday done!
28.  painted mirror for s-i-l's birthday
29.  scrabble board with love words for friend's anniversary
30.  painted martini glasses for friend's birthday
31.  Where the Wild Things Are shirt for nephew's birthday
32.  Favorite Quotes Swap object (large) - done!
33.  Favorite Quotes Swap object medium done!
34.  Favorite Quotes Swap object small - done!
35.  Card for other brother! - done!
36.  Set of painted wineglasses for charity silent auction done!
37.  Set of painted cups and saucers for charity silent auction  done!
38.  name shirt for niece's birthday scratched!
39.  Harry Potter Swap large object done!
40.  Harry Potter Swap medium object done!
41.  Housewarming gift (not sure what) for friend scratched!
42.  Chemistry-related polymer clay chess set for brother
43.  Hand-drawn Disney characters memory game for nephew
renumbered due to scratched items...
41.  Jim Henson swap item large
42.  Jim Henson swap item medium
43.  Jim Henson swap item small #1
44.  Jim Hneson swap item small #2
45.  decorate 3 canvas bags for reusable shopping bags
46.  10 postcards with secrets for Post Secret Round 8
47.  octopus shoes for shop the swap done!
48.  President Obama-related item for husband
49.  painted shirts for Disney trip - 7 adult and 5 kids!
50.  painted mug for boss

20 down, 30 to go!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on April 13, 2009 01:04:06 PM
rockmygypsysoul, have you had any inspiration for your Fibro craft yet?


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on April 13, 2009 01:17:14 PM
not really, lol

I'm thinking I may do a simple glass pendant with something

there's some cute stuff on cafepress regarding fibro, so i may look there for inspiration - im thinking i might do a necklace for me and maybe a shirt or ball cap or something for my husband


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: OnePinkHippo on April 14, 2009 12:07:17 PM
More projects! I'm at 24.  ;D

21. Scrubby thingy from the Mar/April issue of Crochet Today!





And 22 and 23 can be seen in  this post  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=301061.0), a Zombie Bunny and another flower person that came out looking really albino,  ::) both for Easter, the former for Mr. mochaxlight and the latter for Momma mochaxlight. Enjoy.  :)

24. is a macaroni and cheese chicken brocolli thing I made. I made it up as I went along which is why I'm counting it. I'm no cheater.  ::)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on April 14, 2009 12:13:08 PM
OOh I think I need to add bobbly scrubby things to my repertoire  ;D

Today I'm crocheting a bag for my friend Joyce, I'm on my 5th attempt  ::) but I'm actually liking this 5th attempt so it's all well & good so far!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: OnePinkHippo on April 14, 2009 01:00:55 PM
OOh I think I need to add bobbly scrubby things to my repertoire  ;D

I can't decide whether to use it for cleaning or my skin. I'm leaning towards the latter, nice exfoliator.  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on April 14, 2009 01:37:26 PM
Try on your skin & if you don't like it you can always use it to clean out the bath afterward *lol*

what yarn did you use?


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: OnePinkHippo on April 14, 2009 02:17:05 PM
Try on your skin & if you don't like it you can always use it to clean out the bath afterward *lol*

what yarn did you use?

Good idea! Sugar 'N Creme in HOT Green and Peaches 'N Creme in Gumdrop <-- awesome colorway. It's like a rainbow.  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: tcha345 on April 15, 2009 11:16:02 AM
I think I'm gonna give this a whirl! :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Chanel on April 15, 2009 11:28:33 AM
January Projects:

1. Jester dotee
2. poppet dolls
3. 10 felt star ornaments
4. 14 owl pincushions
5. 72 berets for girl scouts-made for France for world thinking day event
6. Added ribbon to son's dance regalia

February projects:

7. 5 luv monsters + 3 more in March
8. home made lasagna
9. Altar Cloth
10. 24 mini dolls for party favors
11. Fred-monster stuffie made for a tag game:
12. Sewed badges onto DD's girl scout vest
13. Made a DVD slideshow of all the troop events for the year for girl scout Court of Awards. Made enough copies  for each girl. My first DVD-woohoo!

March projects:   
14. Zola the rag doll
15. Spring Goddess Doll
16. Ostara Egg for swap + 12 more for friends
17. 30 assorted taggie baby toys with squeakers
18. 7 squares for scrap quilt - WIP
19. 20 half aprons with pockets for girl scouts
20. 150 girl scout S.W.A.P.S.
21. 35 crazy quilt squares - WIP
22. Fairy Doll from my Zola rag doll pattern
23. Owl stuffie for DD

April projects:
24. completed my frog quilt top. Now have to wait on money to buy the batting and backing fabric. It fits a queen size bed.

DD modeling for size ;)


25. Girl Scout Dotee


26. mermaid doll for swap


27. Spring Maiden Goddess Shrine for swap


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on April 15, 2009 12:06:54 PM
Great job on the quilt top!  Wish I had the patience for all those squares.  Cute mermaid too.

Here are 2 of my recently completed projects:



Green, blue, purple dangly cluster bracelet for a personal swap.  LOVE how this came out!!  I wore it around for 2 days until I forced myself to pack it up to send out  :D  I LOVE how it looks!  I'm going to have to make myself one in these colors when I get a chance...I already have the all blue one (in my avatar), a green one, and a rainbow one.


Summer colors smock dress.  Originally was a twin size duvet cover, was going to just make a shirt, but ended up cutting it SO long, that I just decided to add a matching red band at the bottom and call it a dress :)  I LOVE how it came out!  The fabric is really stiff, so it keeps an A shape pretty well, as it has about 5 or 6 pleats at the bust to gather it a bit.

Click these for larger views of the front and back when worn...yes, that's me with my head cut off...as I am not happy with my body as of late, but I did want to show how this looks on, as it does not look as much like a sack as it does on the hangar.

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=239740)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=239741)

I like that the stripes don't meet up in the back, kinda looks like an optical illusion a bit :)

I am working on a pair of wrap pants right now, will post them when I have another person home to take a picture of me in them.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: OnePinkHippo on April 15, 2009 12:17:42 PM
At first I thought those were hot dogs on your shirt, but when I scrolled down I realized they were stripes. Someone needs to make hot dog fabric.  ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on April 15, 2009 02:16:52 PM
Hot dog fabric would be great!  I just watched a show on batiking... bet it could be done that way easily!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on April 15, 2009 02:26:07 PM
Hot dog fabric would be great!  I just watched a show on batiking... bet it could be done that way easily!

it totally could - thats a great idea!

my mom used to be a professional batik artist and has done some really awesome stuff, so im sure someone could do some rockin hot dog fabric...if anyone does, please lost and let us ooh and ahh!  ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on April 15, 2009 03:03:51 PM
OK, finished the wrap pants...will have to try for pics tomorrow, my girl is at school all night til late.  I love that they came out right on the first try and the rise was just right! 

I forgot that I finished a purse for the fill a purse swap...but I can't post it til my partner receives...and I am not going to be sending for at least another couple weeks as I have more stuff that needs to go in to fill it up :)

UPDATED :)

1. recon purse from blue and white print dress
2. reversible totebag from IKEA tree fabric
3. reversible shopping bag from mint green gingham
4. unlined fabric shopping bag - mint gingham
5. unlined fabric shopping bag - ?? fabric TBD
6. unlined fabric shopping bag - ?? fabric TBD
7. unlined fabric shopping bag - ?? fabric TBD
8. unlined fabric shopping bag - ?? fabric TBD
9. sewing machine cover
10. serger cover
11. reversible totebag for my mother
12. reversible totebag for MIL - butterflies
13. lunchbag for my wife - orange and blue IKEA fabric
14. cross stitch project #1 for Christmas present for MIL
15. cross stitch project #2 for Christmas present for MIL
16. Dashiki for me - batik gauze
17. Smock top - kelly green and white floral
18. Smock dress - red, orange and yellow stripes
19. recon smock top from Avenue skirt
20. recon smock top from Jones NY skirt
21. reversible totebag for me from red leave/mint green fabric
22. apron for me
23. apron for my wife
24. recon t-shirt skirt
25. recon t-shirt tote - test bag, may generate more projects
26. needlebook
27. bead embellished zip pouch 
28. Rapunzel scarf
29. Apron top
30. Tiered skirt
31. Junk necklace
32. Valentine's charm bracelet for me
33. Valentine's charm bracelet for my wife
34. Valentines charm/junk necklace for my wife
35. frog stuffie with musical button for preggie friend
36. recon corduroy pants with insets in the sides
37. infinity dress
38. snap wallets (number is limitless!)
39. reversible red leaf/mint green tote
40. charm necklace and earrings set in black/red
41. pink rose flower head wreath
42. Dashiki for Destash swap
43. Nautical zip pouch for Destash swap
44. Flowers/vines zip pouch for Destash swap
45. Owl tote for Tree swap
46. IKEA flowers tote for FOCR R5
47. Tree applique from LGBT swap
48. Green, blue, purple dangle bracelet
49. Purse for Fill a Purse R4
50. Purple wrap pants


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: OnePinkHippo on April 15, 2009 03:16:59 PM
Hot dog fabric would be great!  I just watched a show on batiking... bet it could be done that way easily!

it totally could - thats a great idea!

my mom used to be a professional batik artist and has done some really awesome stuff, so im sure someone could do some rockin hot dog fabric...if anyone does, please lost and let us ooh and ahh!  ;)

Ooo, artisy hot dogs a la Andy Warhol. Anyone else had those Papaya King hot dogs in NYC that crunch when you bite into them? I don't know what makes them "pop" when you bite into them, but they're pretty cool.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on April 15, 2009 03:47:45 PM
I have another comfort blanket to add to my to-do list. I promised my Sis&Bro in law that I would make one for them to donate to the hospital that is looking after my niece  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on April 16, 2009 05:03:56 AM
I just realized that with yesterday's project I am halfway to the 50 mark for the year already!  And it's only mid-April, so it looks like I am ahead of schedule :)  YAY, I'm productive!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on April 16, 2009 08:54:51 AM
New updates!


1. Glass etching
2. Tree shrinky necklace
3. Bird Tray
4. Mummy monkey stuffie
5. Grapefruit Brown Sugar Scrub

On my to do list....


6. Cassette tape change purse
7. Origami stars
8. Magazine/gum wrapper folded purse
9. Ghost in a jar
10. Quilt for my son using his out grown Mario T-shirts and PJs
11. Capri Sun pouch beach tote
12. PB and J needle punch tote
13. Light-up Christmas jar
14. Grocery bag crochet tote
15. Learn to sew book binding
16. Paint chip notebooks

I made this with the paint chips with the holes in them, I took a science text book from the 60's and cut out pictures that I thought matched the paint color name. I'll deff be doing more of these!










17. Halloween shrine
18. No sew fleece blanket for my boyfriend
19. Make soap
20. Make PJ bottoms out of this great sugar skull fleece I bought
21. Up-date son's scrapbook
22. Tree of Life pendant
23. Make some fridge magnets
24. Paint the blank nesting dolls I bought
25. Felted Halloween trick-or-treat bag
26. Carve my own stamp
27. Finish and frame flower needle punch
28. Finish jewelry box, line inside and make 2 levels
29. Make a scoodie
30. Fused Panda Express tote
31. Love Letter box
32. Make a sock monkey
33. Make acorn pull for bedroom light
34. Christmas tree card holder
35. Lavender scented rice bags
36. Button faeries
37. Refinish metal chairs
38. Made my first ATCs

39. Owl book box

Bought the box at Michael's and painted and decoupaged it







40. Fimo book keychain for swap



41. Owl wall art for OWS 45



9/50   


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: klum78 on April 16, 2009 04:11:08 PM
Status Update: 19 finished!

1. finish DD's quilt
2. zipper pouch for DD's markers and colored pencils
3. toddler bibs: http://trintje.blogspot.com/2008/04/how-to-make-best-bibs.html
4. Weekender Type bag for best friend
5. bedside caddy
6. fabric bucket: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=204022.0
   mine: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289769.0
7. finish living room quilt
8. make quilt for JK
9. picnic quilt
10.  rag rug
11. new bag for me
13. DD's Valentines for school
14. doorstop for DD's room
15. i-spy bag/game
16. quilt for mom's birthday (2/23)
17. quilt for mom and stepdad's anniversary (4/12)
18. dress for me
19. skirt for me
20. fabric book for DS
21. felt food- pizza (everything is cut out)
22. dress for DD
23. tie and vest for DS for friend's wedding
24. Waste Bin: http://iliketomakestuff.blogspot.com/2008/02/waste-bin-tutorial.html
25. fingertip oven mitt: http://www.savvyseams.com/apt/mitts.php#finger
26. recipe organizer
27. complete 12 pages for DS's scrapbook
28. canvas growth chart
29. backdrop for photoshoots
30. stockings for the family (4)
32. make DS a cute outfit like so: http://www.wists.com/klum78/50705a8afd1507c6b484c219b45c816a?offset=160
33. new sleep sack for DS
34. dog bed
35. cat bed: http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?t=70758&page=1&pp=15
48. dog toys from fleece
49. this scarf: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=67366.msg656127;topicseen#msg656127
50. backseat organizer: http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat13851&PRODID=xprd130240
51. nap mat for DD
52. patchwork bucket hat for DS
53. diaper bag for JK
54. quilt for MW
55. cushions for the bench in the kitchen
56. stenciled dandilion shirt for me
57. stenciled Harley shirt for DH
58. thread catcher: http://www.wists.com/klum78/64035c0eeff2a4367af6fcb2404c577b?offset=280
59. patchwork rainbow dress for DD's birthday
60. Amy Butler hat for DS
61. decorated kitchen towels
62. roly-nesters for JT: http://www.studiokatdesigns.com/rolynester-instructions.pdf
63. Kimono top/dress for DD: http://habitual.wordpress.com/kimono/
64. fabric boxes: http://www.designspongeonline.com/2009/01/diy-project-kates-fabric-boxes.html
65. 4 singlet shopping bags for DD's teacher gifts- see here:
66. 10 zippered pouches for SS Swap
67. 24 Valentines for the V-Day Card Swap
68. 22 quilt blocks for LQS4
69. Tea Wallet for Mom's Birthday
70. 3 fabric bookmarks for Mom's Birthday
71. skirt for MG
72. 3 travel shoe bags



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: supermedic on April 16, 2009 05:45:36 PM
i dont know if you guys remember or not but a few months ago i made 3 purses and was trying to decide which one to put in a contest with my mom....well, guess what---WE MADE IT TO THE TOP TEN!!!!!!!!  out of 121 other teams--well, the voting is from now until april 20th (i think) and if anyone would like to we would appreciate you checking out the site and voting (for anyone but we would really love it if you liked ours of course--haha)  Marlene and Michele's purses
michele's
marlenes


heres the link
http://my.allpeoplequilt.com/app/voting/index.jsp;jsessionid=0YFJA0XG2GWA1QFIBRAB42Q?id=/templatedata/apq/voting/data/1239384678332.xml&sid=5

(ps--if this is not ok to post please remove)  Thanks in Advance to anyone who votes


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: CFeld80 on April 17, 2009 07:28:03 AM
LOVE THE BAGS!
I'll have to make my way over to vote!

GOOD LUCK!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on April 18, 2009 02:13:44 PM
Love the paint chip books!! so clever!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on April 19, 2009 01:53:10 AM
Not updated on my progress, but here's some things I've done...


A gym bag:
 


And a set of 4 napkins:


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on April 19, 2009 03:20:06 AM
Those napkins are lovely!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: anitacj on April 19, 2009 03:40:34 PM
Did a pillowcase purse yesterday.I don't know exactly what # that is .But I thinkI'm 5/6 out of 50.I'll double check.Ive got to update my list.So I'll do that & get back to everyone. ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: klum78 on April 19, 2009 09:03:50 PM
KittenWrangler-  I <3 your gym bag!  I love the shape of it and I am a huge fan of orange and polka dots.  I am trying to get some polka dot fabric together to make a quilt.  I am not sure what it would be for but I really want a polka dot quilt.  Excellent job!  :) 


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on April 19, 2009 09:43:09 PM
Thank you!!

It was a swap item, and I think (well hope) the recipient likes it. It's fairly roomy on the inside as well, and I love the shape of it too - I've wanted to do a bag that shape for quite a while.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: meggy_doodle on April 19, 2009 11:42:37 PM
Even though it's well into April, I thought I'd join because it looks fun! Here's all I can think of right now in no particular order of importance:

1.) 2 matching dresses for my two nieces.
2.) kimono using black cotton with huge white polka dots.
3.) Some crocheted washcloths for me.
4.) A bag for my towel and stuff when I go to the pool this summer.
5.) A scoodie for this winter.
6.) A sundress for me.
7.) Finish the Gryffindor scarf that I started like two years ago O_o
8.) Zelda shield cross-stitch for the friendboy.
9.) A Christmas baking apron.
10.) Fabric hair curlers.
11.) Black, white and red oven mitts for my mom. Her old ones are... well...old.
12.) Fabric head bands.
13.) New stockings for everyone in my family. We always have a hard time fitting all of our stockings on the mantle and we're adding two more this year so that makes... *counts on fingers*... 15 stockings!
14.) Some Batman pillowcases for a friend who looooves Batman.
15.) A crocheted cat for a friend.
16.) Apron using some fabric with aprons on it =D
17.) An Apron to hold stuff like my scissors and marking pencils when I'm sewing so I don't have to dig through my box all the time.
18.) Some dragon scale-looking gauntlets for friendboy.
19.) A pirate hat for me.
20.) One of those fairy looking skirts where you just sew strips of random fabric together.
21.) A pair of sleep shorts for my mom.
22.) 2 hot pads for a swap.
23.) 2 pillow cases for a swap.
24.) A practice wedding bouquet.
25.) A skirt for me me using blue floral fabric.

26.) A purple rapunzel scarf for me.

I've been in a real sewing mood lately so I'm hoping some of that mojo will help me get some of these things done. :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on April 20, 2009 12:52:28 AM
I'm working on a bag for my friend Joyce at the moment, I have finished the crocheted exterior and now have to wrestle my sewing machine into submission and make the interior and handles. I love crochet bags but not the way the handles stretch over time.





Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: fusbdgt on April 20, 2009 10:55:48 PM
I'm working on a bag for my friend Joyce at the moment, I have finished the crocheted exterior and now have to wrestle my sewing machine into submission and make the interior and handles. I love crochet bags but not the way the handles stretch over time.
Quote

I totally feel the same way.  I normally end out crocheting handles and "lining" them with fabric also to help reduce the stretch factor.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raslalique on April 22, 2009 12:40:47 AM
I haven't covered much ground due to a hectic schedule but thanks to my baby brother's impromptu wedding this past weekend I got the chance to do some crafting. This is my 9th project this year. Teaching ends this week so soon I'll be able to make up for lost time  ;D. Yay!!

Wedding favours for a beach themed wedding!

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Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on April 22, 2009 01:27:35 AM
The sun has been shining for the past few days so I now realise I have to add wrap over pants to my to-do list  :) I made some the other year and I'd forgotten how fatty-friendly they are on the summery days  ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on April 22, 2009 05:43:04 AM
The sun has been shining for the past few days so I now realise I have to add wrap over pants to my to-do list  :) I made some the other year and I'd forgotten how fatty-friendly they are on the summery days  ;D

LOL!  Fatty friendly :)  I have mine in the wash, as I wore them out the same day I made them to Joanne's and some other errands...the part of the fabric I cut out to make them has some detergent residue on it, so otherwise they would not have made it into the wash so quickly  ;)  Then, will have my girl take a picture of me in them.  I think I may need to make another pair, one like a cropped or maybe Bermuda length would be great!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: angelcallie on April 22, 2009 10:20:46 AM
1. Tardis pillow (finished jan 5)
2. Siamese cat pillow (finished jan 7)
3. Cthulhu scarf (finished . . . early jan sometime)
4. Tenth Doctor Doll (late Jan)
5. L doll (late Jan, too, I think)
6. Ganesh doll (mid March)
7. Om wallet (mid March) (for OTT 21)
8. Ninth Doctor Doll
9. my first poppet, Tate
10. large personal swap item
11. medium personal swap item
12. medium personal swap item
13. small personal swap item
14. small personal swap item
15. Jacket for a friend

I've been working on this jacket on and off for a few months now, and it's finally done!

With my dog in the picture, because she's ham for the cam.

And the back


My clothing making skills are not yet quite what I want them to be, but I thought the jacket turned out pretty well. AND it is lined which was a NIGHTMARE so I'm really happy that my friend likes it!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on April 22, 2009 11:31:25 AM
Sweet, nice job with that jacket. Linings are such a pain!

Project 16 is a denim ankle cuff (I may make more of these, but I'll include them in #16). Those jeans I turned into bell bottoms I also shortened, so I had these strips I didn't know what to do with. My friend lisaisab came up with the idea for anklets - perfect! I did some beadwork on this one, though I really didn't know what I was doing, and I think it came out pretty well.



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Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on April 22, 2009 03:24:16 PM
Hey, that's a really neat idea!  No waste :)  Great job for just foolin' around wtih beadwork.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: klum78 on April 22, 2009 04:53:21 PM

Finally some pictures!!  I'm up to 22! Go me.  :)

 1. toddler bibs
 2. Weekender Type bag for best friend
 3. bedside caddy
 4. fabric bucket:
    https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289769.0
 5. DD's Valentines for school
 6. dress for me:


 7. fabric book for DS
 8. backdrop for photoshoots
 9. cat bed
 10. patchwork rainbow skirt for DD's birthday

 11. Amy Butler hat for DS
 12. 4 singlet shopping bags for DD's teacher gifts
 13. 10 zippered pouches for SS Swap

 14. 24 Valentines for the V-Day Card Swap

 15. 22 quilt blocks for LQS4
 16. Tea Wallet for Mom's Birthday

 17. 3 fabric bookmarks for Mom's Birthday

 18. skirt for MG
 19. 3 travel shoe bags (only 2 pictured)

 20. Weekender for Me!
 21. 2 sleep masks:
 
 22. 10 travel shoe bags for SSS18:


To Do List:
-decorated kitchen towels
-roly-nesters for JT: http://www.studiokatdesigns.com/rolynester-instructions.pdf
-Kimono top/dress for DD: http://habitual.wordpress.com/kimono/
- fabric boxes: http://www.designspongeonline.com/2009/01/diy-project-kates-fabric-boxes.html
 dog toys from fleece
- this scarf: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=67366.msg656127;topicseen#msg656127
- backseat organizer: http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat13851&PRODID=xprd130240
- nap mat for DD
- patchwork bucket hat for DS
- diaper bag for JK
- quilt for MW
- cushions for the bench in the kitchen
- stenciled dandilion shirt for me
- stenciled Harley shirt for DH
- thread catcher: http://www.wists.com/klum78/64035c0eeff2a4367af6fcb2404c577b?offset=280
stockings for the family (4)
- make DS a cute outfit like so: http://www.wists.com/klum78/50705a8afd1507c6b484c219b45c816a?offset=160
-  new sleep sack for DS
-  dog bed
-  felt food- pizza (everything is cut out)
-  dress for DD
-  tie and vest for DS for friend's wedding
- Waste Bin: http://iliketomakestuff.blogspot.com/2008/02/waste-bin-tutorial.html
- fingertip oven mitt: http://www.savvyseams.com/apt/mitts.php#finger
- recipe organizer
- complete 12 pages for DS's scrapbook
- canvas growth chart
- doorstop for DD's room
- i-spy bag/game
- quilt for mom's birthday (2/23)
- quilt for mom and stepdad's anniversary (4/12)
- skirt for me
- finish living room quilt
- make quilt for JK
- picnic quilt
 rag rug
new bag for mm
finish DD's quilt
- zipper pouch for DD's markers and colored pencils


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on April 22, 2009 05:20:23 PM
FINALLY finished the batik gauze dashiki for myself...been putting that thing off for MONTHS.  The gauze is thinner, so it does not like to hold pins...so it was bear to cut out, sew, and finish  >:(  Glad I'm done...but, I started this in the mid afternoon around 3 and it was about 7:30 when I finished between my mother visiting and us going out for ice cream YUM...so....now it's dark and can't take a pic.  Oh, and the pic of the wrap pants will be coming soon...may just take one together of an outfit of the dashiki and pants :)  YAY, 26 now!

1. recon purse from blue and white print dress
2. reversible totebag from IKEA tree fabric
3. reversible shopping bag from mint green gingham
4. unlined fabric shopping bag - mint gingham
5. unlined fabric shopping bag x4 - ?? fabric TBD
6. New Look 6871 pattern - view A, then hopefully D
7. Burda medieval dress pattern
8. halter top from my own pattern
9. sewing machine cover
10. serger cover
11. reversible totebag for my mother
12. reversible totebag for MIL - butterflies
13. lunchbag for my wife - orange and blue IKEA fabric
14. cross stitch project #1 for Christmas present for MIL
15. cross stitch project #2 for Christmas present for MIL
16. Dashiki for me - batik gauze **Just finished today!  PICS SOON!
17. Smock top - kelly green and white floral
18. Smock dress - red, orange and yellow stripes
19. recon smock top from Avenue skirt
20. recon smock top from Jones NY skirt
21. reversible totebag for me from red leave/mint green fabric
22. apron for me
23. apron for my wife
24. recon t-shirt skirt
25. recon t-shirt tote - test bag, may generate more projects
26. needlebook
27. bead embellished zip pouch 
28. Rapunzel scarf
29. Apron top
30. Tiered skirt OR strip skirt
31. Junk necklace
32. Valentine's charm bracelet for me
33. Valentine's charm bracelet for my wife
34. Valentines charm/junk necklace for my wife
35. frog stuffie with musical button for preggie friend
36. recon corduroy pants with insets in the sides
37. infinity dress
38. snap wallets (number is limitless!)
39. reversible red leaf/mint green tote
40. charm necklace and earrings set in black/red
41. pink rose flower head wreath
42. Dashiki for Destash swap
43. Nautical zip pouch for Destash swap
44. Flowers/vines zip pouch for Destash swap
45. Owl tote for Tree swap
46. IKEA flowers tote for FOCR R5
47. Tree applique from LGBT swap
48. Green, blue, purple dangle bracelet
49. Purse for Fill a Purse R4
50. Purple wrap pants


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: anitacj on April 23, 2009 02:09:45 PM
Here's my updated list  :).
1. finish christmas afghan (done)
2. pair of fingerless gloves (done)
3. Mended dh shirt (done)
4. 2 hats for mom
5.x-stitched christmas ornaments
6.studded & hand painted denim jacket
7. christmas angel (plastic canvas)
8. felt snowmen ornaments
9. poppet?
10. sewers friend(bag to hold out threads)
11. vulture t-shirt
12.few ATC's depends on mood on how many
13.Recon a journal
14. inchies?
15.Elements:Earth,wind,fire,water.
16.heart tote: bargello hearts on plastic canvas tote
17.felt gingerbreadmen bookmarks.
18. owl t-shirt
19.butterfly tote
20. 2 stretch beaded bracelets (done)
21.books thongs
22. Blue Jean Baby t-shirt
23.cassett tape change purse
24.PGIF (praise God Its's Friday) t-shirt.
25. Can You Dig It t-shirt.
26.Glass bottle w/motivational sayings ,quotes,etc.
27.beaded bracelet that has movable beads as I meety my goals.
28..Painting on how I feel about myself.
29.Felt Doll-1 side what I hate about myself.On the other what I feel positive about myself.
30. Procrastonators Unite Tomorrow-t-shirt.
31. Kreativaly Khaotic T-shirt.
32. Raven -tote & t-shirt.
33Gauze necklace.
34. velour pencil roll.
35. velour dragon.
36. Christmas ornaments hand painted.
37.Tote bag.
38.Fruit of the Spirit tree ( for Sunday School room.)
39.Plaque
40.T-shirt-icthus
42.tote--""""""""
43Journal page  with Elizabeth Browning's "How Do I love Thee,let me count the ways"
44. Hogwarts Ravenclaw crafts-Scarf?
45.walking staff.
46. finish wooden christmas tree (paint ornaments)
47. pillowcase purse (wips)
48. book thongs
49.protest posters
50. head wreath.
so that's my list.I'm not following it exactly. but as far as I can count I'm 3/50.My bad


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on April 23, 2009 03:18:43 PM
I can't even think of 30 things I want to do never mind 50 I just add them as they pop into my head or out of my hands  ;D
Today I made soap - honey, oat & coconut milk soap fingers crossed it's going to be nice!
and yesterday I crocheted a couple of washcloths



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: pjherbert on April 23, 2009 05:10:03 PM
Well I haven’t posted any completed projects yet so here are a few that I got pictures of:
2 pillows with crocheted names for a personal swap
3 preemie hats and 3 matching blankets for the Make for a Charity Unswap
4 Cell phone charms
2 pairs earrings
3 Beaded crochet bracelets
1 Birthday Dinner for 10, Stuffed Pizza, YUM
This last one I have been working on since 12/30. I fell and broke my ankle, had two surgeries and FINALLY have all hardware removed from my leg as of 4/20, this was a PROJECT!!! 4 months in the healing.







(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=242335) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=242334)
there's 15!
now I can get some sewing done!
Judy



 


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: FunThreads on April 23, 2009 05:25:46 PM
Hurray. You are on the board and on a roll.

Those stuff crust pizzas look sooooo yummy!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on April 23, 2009 05:38:10 PM
Ouch!  And Yum!
Friday night is pizza night here.... Taco and spaghetti nights are thrown in whenever I don't know what to make for dinner.....!
But oh my yum! That looks tasty!
And back to the Ouch!!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: anitacj on April 24, 2009 12:54:41 PM
Ooops.I was mistaken I'm 4/50. :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Chanel on April 24, 2009 09:26:01 PM
January Projects:

1. Jester dotee
2. poppet dolls
3. 10 felt star ornaments
4. 14 owl pincushions
5. 72 berets for girl scouts-made for France for world thinking day event
6. Added ribbon to son's dance regalia

February projects:

7. 5 luv monsters + 3 more in March
8. home made lasagna
9. Altar Cloth
10. 24 mini dolls for party favors
11. Fred-monster stuffie made for a tag game:
12. Sewed badges onto DD's girl scout vest
13. Made a DVD slideshow of all the troop events for the year for girl scout Court of Awards. Made enough copies  for each girl. My first DVD-woohoo!

March projects:   
14. Zola the rag doll
15. Spring Goddess Doll
16. Ostara Egg for swap + 12 more for friends
17. 30 assorted taggie baby toys with squeakers
18. 7 squares for scrap quilt - WIP
19. 20 half aprons with pockets for girl scouts
20. 150 girl scout S.W.A.P.S.
21. 35 crazy quilt squares - WIP
22. Fairy Doll from my Zola rag doll pattern
23. Owl stuffie for DD

April projects:
24. completed my frog quilt top.  It fits a queen size bed.
25. Girl Scout Dotee
26. mermaid doll for swap
27. Spring Maiden Goddess Shrine for swap
28. Beltane Doll (pics to come later)
29. More work on Donovan's dance regalia including his shorts, sash, and belt (pics later)
30 8 Girl Scout Poodle Skirts




Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: angelcallie on April 25, 2009 09:56:06 AM
1. Tardis pillow (finished jan 5)
2. Siamese cat pillow (finished jan 7)
3. Cthulhu scarf (finished . . . early jan sometime)
4. Tenth Doctor Doll (late Jan)
5. L doll (late Jan, too, I think)
6. Ganesh doll (mid March)
7. Om wallet (mid March) (for OTT 21)
8. Ninth Doctor Doll
9. my first poppet, Tate

10. large personal swap item - Stuffed Dragon
11. medium personal swap item - Arthur Doll
12. medium personal swap item - Merlin Doll
13. small personal swap item - Sword in Stone Pincushion
14. small personal swap item - Eureka Needlebook
15. Jacket for a friend

My partner in my personal swap got her box so now I can share what I made for her!

A plushie dragon with regular button jointed limbs


A King Arthur Doll and a sword in the stone pincushion


A Merlin Doll (with his little pet owl, Archimedes)


And a Town of Eureka Sheriff badge Needlebook


What I'm actually working on now:

16. Stuffie Swap item
17. Jim Henson Swap Item Large
18. Jim Henson Swap Item Medium
19. Jim Henson Swap Item Small
20. Jim Henson Swap Item Small
21. Poppet #2

Plus the plans for about three dozen other things I haven't started yet :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on April 26, 2009 12:31:52 PM
expect pics by then end of the week, I joined a "whip the wips" CAL a one week blitz on finishing up and not starting something new & hiding the UFOs behind the sofa  ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: anitacj on April 27, 2009 07:21:23 PM
Arrrrgh!I don't believe what happened  >:(.I was all set to work on the hand painted denim jacket on my list.But I wanted to bleach it out before I painted it. ::),So I put it in w/the whites.Took it out put it in the dryerWhen I took it out.,the ^&(*&)()*^&^ bleach  ate a hole the size of a coffee cup on the left sleeve. >:(.Now what do I do? ???.Any ideas?Oh by the way everyone it's only 8 months til Christmas.  ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on April 27, 2009 11:53:29 PM
Put a fun patch over the hole.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: angelcallie on April 28, 2009 12:49:50 AM
1. Tardis pillow (finished jan 5)
2. Siamese cat pillow (finished jan 7)
3. Cthulhu scarf (finished . . . early jan sometime)
4. Tenth Doctor Doll (late Jan)
5. L doll (late Jan, too, I think)
6. Ganesh doll (mid March)
7. Om wallet (mid March) (for OTT 21)
8. Ninth Doctor Doll
9. my first poppet, Tate
10. large personal swap item - Stuffed Dragon
11. medium personal swap item - Arthur Doll
12. medium personal swap item - Merlin Doll
13. small personal swap item - Sword in Stone Pincushion
14. small personal swap item - Eureka Needlebook
15. Jacket for a friend
16. Poppet #2 Tigan


Here's ma poppet


She's got a thread over here  - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=302696.0;topicseen


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on April 28, 2009 04:41:39 AM
My first doily  ;D



I used thin cotton and a 3.5mm hook which made my "petite" doily 15" across, my next one will be with a 2mm hook I have to work my way down to getting that delicate doily thing going on  ;)

Updated list

1.Lap blanket for my 3 yr old nephew complete

2.Blanket for my 21 yr old  son complete

3. berets x 2 complete

4.Snowflake afghan complete
http://www.artoftangle.com/snowflake.htm

5.Shawler for ME! - FROGGED!  restarted on Feb 23rd and 50% complete   FINISHED!! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11979223

6. Blanket for Mum & Dad - in progress

7.Bag for Joyce - in progress 

8. Wash cloths & bath puffs - always come in handy. 5 cloths and a coaster plus 5 cloths with pan scrubbers

9. BICO crochet baby cardi complete

10. Irish Lace scarf from Lion Brand -  complete

11. crocheted crochet hook holder complete

12. crochet mesh grocery bag complete

13.  Granny square cardigan for me complete

14. scatter cushions or just cushion covers x 4.

15. shawl pin complete

16. crocheted bag for sons gf complete

17. hexagon scrapghan

18. grocery bags x2 complete

19.  blanket for Amy-Leigh - a collaboration with many wonderful generous ladies

20. JoAnns raffle gift - washcloths & soaps and calorimetry head band complete

21. Vickys raffle gift - dishcloth, pan scrubber, grocery bag complete

22. Broomstick lace scarf

23. A blanket for "BOB" my sisters jeep 

24. baby bonnet & mesh cloche hat complete

25. Knitted washcloths & oatmeal milk bath for Sarah & Helen

26. Comfort blanket for donation to hosp' 10/20 squares completed so far

27. Wrap around pants x 2

28. Soap - honey oat & coconut milk complete

29. washcloths & bathroom goodies for Mary

30. MY FIRST DOILY!! complete 


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on April 28, 2009 08:54:09 AM
OK, here are pics of the finished batik gauze dashiki and purple wrap pants!







LOVE the top, so nice and breezy, and the pants are a perfect fit!  SO proud of ME  ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Radmom on April 28, 2009 09:33:43 AM
I'm loving this. I was thinking to myself...I really want to attempt to make my own fisherman pants. I found a tutorial online for them.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on April 28, 2009 09:36:27 AM
I used the wrap pants tute LauPre did here on Craftster to make these...SOOOOO totally easy!  I am an intermediate novice at sewing, and was able to pull these off with no issues.  You can even make them a cropped or Bermuda length I am sure...I think I'm going to try that next!  You do need at least 2yd of fabric to make these, even for a smaller person I would think....I am plus size, so I need like 3 or 4 maybe  :P  LOL!  J/k, but definitely 2 at a minimum.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on April 28, 2009 09:48:29 AM
OK, here are pics of the finished batik gauze dashiki and purple wrap pants!

LOVE the top, so nice and breezy, and the pants are a perfect fit!  SO proud of ME  ;D

AWESOME!! Purple is my fave colour, wrap pants are my favourite pants & the batik gauze dashiki is ACE  ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on April 28, 2009 09:59:07 AM
Thanks so much!  I appreciate the encouragement :)

I am going to make my first attempt at a pattern...another one of the items on my 50 list....here's to hoping I don't screw it up :)  The dashikis and wrap pants are by far the simplest pieces of clothing EVER that I could ever think of to make...and hopefully my skills have improved enough through making them not to botch up something with more pieces  :-\


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on April 28, 2009 10:04:11 AM
Their beauty is in their simplicity. A top with lots of structural details wouldn't work with that gorgeous batik  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on April 28, 2009 10:07:09 AM
Kookaloo....you ROCK :)  Thanks for brightening my day!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on April 28, 2009 10:08:44 AM
 ;D  thank you


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Tero on April 28, 2009 10:39:36 AM
OMG !! I have been look for a pattern for those pants for uuummmm a few years now. In my size. Which is about your size. PM me and tell me what I need to do to get a copy of the pattern.
GREAT !!! Job by the way. You sewing skills rock.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on April 28, 2009 12:20:54 PM
Tero, just sent you a PM :)

Oh, and here is the tute.  I reckon this is pretty well known around these-here parts...

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=254336.0

SO easy to follow!  I am totally going to make more of these!  I want to make a 2 tone pair, like the black/brown ones LauPre shows in the 2nd or 3rd post.  I also have plans to make shorts, gotta have shorts in FL...so blasted hot here in the summer!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on April 28, 2009 01:00:26 PM
No pics this time because I am being lazy.

15. 3 Watchmen needle felt and craft felt plush badges inspired by crafts in the boards
16. One needle felted Kodama that wraps around my messenger bag strap and can be used as a hair tie

Some more to come soon after my swap partner posts what she's received.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on April 29, 2009 12:31:12 AM
My partner posted her items so I can share them here.
17. Hallowed out book

18. Needle felted book worm

19. Beaded bookmark

20. Stitch Markers made out of recycled plastic 6


I tend to pick up projects in a flurry of inspiration and never finish them so I am proud of my progress thus far. :D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on April 29, 2009 07:02:27 AM
updating, lets see what ive gotten done lately (if anything!)

okay, here goes...
1.  Pac-man shoes done!
2.  Valentines frame with conversation hearts done!
3. Finish conversation heart charm bracelet started 2 years ago! scratched from project list...
4. swap item 1 ** done!
5. swap item 2 ** done!
6.  swap item 3 ** done!
7.  set of small painted canvases with critters
8.  set of medium painted canvases with wedding poem and book excerpt done!
9. "book of love" craft (from wedding...also for craft challenge!) gave up as apparently paper crafts is just not my thing
10.  fibromyalgia-related craft
11.  sexual assault awareness craft for me
12.  sexual assault awareness craft for my husband
13.  handpainted cami and panty set
14.  ted neeley is my homeboy shirt done!! yay!!
15.  roy orbison/my grandma tribute item done!!  yay!!
16.  painted picture frame (done with owls on the front) for swap (shop the swap) done!
17.  another painted frame (with fleur-de-lis looking things) for swap (also shop the swap)
18.  mug for swap painted with mario bros.
19.  mug for swap painted with zelda
20.  mug for husband with us on it mug for husband with a transformer on it (let's be honest, he'll like that more)
21.  top recon so itll work with sexy v-day dress! done!
22.  flower pot and pens for mom's birthday
23.  painted shirt for brother's birthday scratched!
22.  handmade card for brother's birthday done!
23.  make a family-opoly for dad for birthday
24.  painted mirror for mom's birthday scratched
25.  painted vase for m-i-l for mothers day
26.  painted birdhouse for f-i-l for father's day
27.  painted mirror for sister's birthday done!
28.  painted mirror for s-i-l's birthday
29.  scrabble board with love words for friend's anniversary
30.  painted martini glasses for friend's birthday
31.  Where the Wild Things Are shirt for nephew's birthday
32.  Favorite Quotes Swap object (large) - done!
33.  Favorite Quotes Swap object medium done!
34.  Favorite Quotes Swap object small - done!
35.  Card for other brother! - done!
36.  Set of painted wineglasses for charity silent auction done!
37.  Set of painted cups and saucers for charity silent auction  done!
38.  name shirt for niece's birthday scratched!
39.  Harry Potter Swap large object done!
40.  Harry Potter Swap medium object done!
41.  Housewarming gift (not sure what) for friend scratched!
42.  Chemistry-related polymer clay chess set for brother
43.  Hand-drawn Disney characters memory game for nephew
renumbered due to scratched items...
41.  Jim Henson swap item large
42.  Jim Henson swap item medium
43.  Jim Henson swap item small #1
44.  Jim Henson swap item small #2
45.  decorate 3 canvas bags for reusable shopping bags
46.  10 postcards with secrets for Post Secret Round 8
47.  octopus shoes for shop the swap done!
48.  President Obama-related item for husband
49.  painted shirts for Disney trip - 8 adult and 5 kids!
50.  painted mug for boss
51.  another pair of pacman shoes for shop the swap  done!

22 down, 28 to go!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: OnePinkHippo on April 29, 2009 12:49:39 PM
Aw, what a cute bookworm!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on April 29, 2009 02:53:30 PM
Aw, what a cute bookworm!

Thank you!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on April 29, 2009 03:01:14 PM
No pics this time because I am being lazy.

15. 3 Watchmen needle felt and craft felt plush badges inspired by crafts in the boards
16. One needle felted Kodama that wraps around my messenger bag strap and can be used as a hair tie

Some more to come soon after my swap partner posts what she's received.

Needle felted kodama! I wanna see!!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on April 29, 2009 03:38:36 PM
I took a pic.

These were surprisingly difficult to make! Maybe because I was stressing too much about getting them exact. The seated kodama is my third attempt and the one I like most. It's felted to a hair tie and is wrapped around my bag strap. The one to it's right is the second attempt. I can't show you the first because I ripped I used half it's part to make the second.

Do you have any kodama projects?


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on April 29, 2009 04:20:44 PM
Those are SO awesome!  I used to have a kodama as a mouse pointer ages ago on my old old notebook...it has been replaced, then replaced again, and I lost the little pointer dude.  I could probably find it somewhere and download it again.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on April 29, 2009 04:47:06 PM
A kodama pointer would be so cool!! Sadly cool computer stuff like that is for PCs and not Macs :(


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: OnePinkHippo on April 29, 2009 07:18:29 PM
 ??? What's a kodama? :-[


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on April 29, 2009 07:40:02 PM
oh man, those are sweet. I need to get underway with some kodama projects - I'm planning to work them into the bamboo mural in my room (have not yet started that one - I have the paint though!).

mochaxlight - kodama are tree spirits, they are in the movie Princess Mononoke.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on April 30, 2009 07:21:30 PM
New updates!


1. Glass etching
2. Tree shrinky necklace
3. Bird Tray
4. Mummy monkey stuffie
5. Grapefruit Brown Sugar Scrub
6. Cassette tape change purse
7. Origami stars
8. Magazine/gum wrapper folded purse
9. Ghost in a jar
10. Quilt for my son using his out grown Mario T-shirts and PJs
11. Capri Sun pouch beach tote
12. PB and J needle punch tote
13. Light-up Christmas jar
14. Grocery bag crochet tote
15. Learn to sew book binding
16. Paint chip notebooks
17. Halloween shrine
18. No sew fleece blanket for my boyfriend
19. Make soap
20. Make PJ bottoms out of this great sugar skull fleece I bought
21. Up-date son's scrapbook
22. Tree of Life pendant
23. Make some fridge magnets
24. Paint the blank nesting dolls I bought
25. Felted Halloween trick-or-treat bag
26. Carve my own stamp
27. Finish and frame flower needle punch
28. Finish jewelry box, line inside and make 2 levels
29. Make a scoodie
30. Fused Panda Express tote
31. Love Letter box
32. Make a sock monkey
33. Make acorn pull for bedroom light
34. Christmas tree card holder
35. Lavender scented rice bags
36. Button faeries
37. Refinish metal chairs
38. Make some ATCs
39. Owl book box
40. Fimo book keychain for swap
41. Owl wall art for OWS 45
42. Sugar skull head band




43. Voodoo doll pin cushion



44. Little skull box







12/50


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: OnePinkHippo on May 01, 2009 08:39:39 AM
mochaxlight - kodama are tree spirits, they are in the movie Princess Mononoke.

Gotcha. ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: morrigan_le_faye on May 03, 2009 07:46:47 AM
I just found this topic and I really like to join! But isn't it a little bit late to do so? I mean, it's allready may.. What do you think?


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: crafts4others on May 03, 2009 08:06:31 AM
This sounds like a good idea. I am in, even though I just found this thread and probably won't make it to 50. I figured though as long as I try to get as many of my unfinished projects done that I can.  :D  I have already made three tea towels in the last month, however I can't post them yet since my partner in the swap I was in hasn't received yet. here is some things I want to try to get done this year (not in any particular order);

Making at least 6 or more handmade Christmas gifts
Make at least one handmade item for my niece bday
Making my sister a handmade gift for her bday
Making a handmade gift for my mothers bday
Making a handmade gift for both of my grandmothers bday
Making a handmade gift for my mil
making a handmade gift for my friends baby that is due in June
Making a handmade gift for my cousin in laws baby, which was born in april
making a handmade gift for my cousin who had a baby in Feb
Making at least one or more walker/wheelchair bag for a lady I write to as well as for nursing homes
Making a few pillowcases for an organization that gives them to kids at hospitals
crocheting a dish cloth (that is actually even on the sides!! I always have problems with that  :-\)
sewing my husband a pillowcase or something else for his bday (he usually says for me not to make him anything so we shall see)
making a few needlework items to put on our walls (since they are bare and the walls are white due to us living in an apartment)

As you can see I don't have any particular ideas on what to make for people, but I am going thru my craft room later today, so I will definately find ideas there!!




Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on May 03, 2009 08:13:13 AM
I just found this topic and I really like to join! But isn't it a little bit late to do so? I mean, it's allready may.. What do you think?

It's never too late  ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: nofury on May 03, 2009 08:08:29 PM
Difinitely join! I'm moving the end of this month and starting law school in the fall. NO WAY I have a full year for my 50! It's still fun tho! Motivates too.

I finally added a few:

1 & 2 Knitty's Calorimetery & Gloves from One Skien:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=286570.0

3. Knitted Socks:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=286572.0

4. Freezer paper Armadillo shirts and card for mom:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=286574.0

5. Bag for storing my comforter during the summer:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288042.0

6. Star Shirt:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288048.0

7. Door Hanger/Organizer:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288054.0

8. Purse with bamboo handles:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288056.0

9. MASH shoulder bag from a t-shirt:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288057.0

10. Om in the Home:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288059.0

11. Lip Balm
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289014.0

12. Chenille scarf with beading
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289017.0

13. Circle scrubbers
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289018.0

14. Freezer paper shirts for me!
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=290237.0

15. Strawberry Pouch
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=290548

16. Framed Memo Boards
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=290549

17. Tardis Gear
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=290776.0

18. Calvin & Hobbes Shirt
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=290776.0

19&20. Sewing machine cover & Pin cushion/Thread catcher
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=292634.0

21. Double-Sided Scarf:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=295356.0

22. Purse & iPod Cozy From a Sweater:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=295364.0

23. Cat bed and blanket

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=303525.0

24. Cherry Blossom Pendant

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=303529.0

25&26 Soaps (Two different days & Lots of soaps. IT COUNTS AS TWO!!!)


https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=303530.0


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on May 04, 2009 09:22:36 AM
New updates!


1. Glass etching
2. Tree shrinky necklace
3. Bird Tray
4. Mummy monkey stuffie
5. Grapefruit Brown Sugar Scrub
6. Cassette tape change purse
7. Origami stars
8. Magazine/gum wrapper folded purse
9. Ghost in a jar
10. Quilt for my son using his out grown Mario T-shirts and PJs
11. Capri Sun pouch beach tote
12. PB and J needle punch tote
13. Light-up Christmas jar
14. Grocery bag crochet tote
15. Learn to sew book binding
16. Paint chip notebooks
17. Halloween shrine
18. No sew fleece blanket for my boyfriend
19. Make soap
20. Make PJ bottoms out of this great sugar skull fleece I bought
21. Up-date son's scrapbook
22. Tree of Life pendant
23. Make some fridge magnets
24. Paint the blank nesting dolls I bought
25. Felted Halloween trick-or-treat bag
26. Carve my own stamp
27. Finish and frame flower needle punch
28. Finish jewelry box, line inside and make 2 levels
29. Make a scoodie
30. Fused Panda Express tote
31. Love Letter box
32. Make a sock monkey
33. Make acorn pull for bedroom light
34. Christmas tree card holder
35. Lavender scented rice bags
36. Button faeries
37. Refinish metal chairs
38. Make some ATCs
39. Owl book box
40. Fimo book keychain for swap
41. Owl wall art for OWS 45
42. Sugar skull head band
43. Voodoo doll pin cushion
44. Little skull box
45. Shrinky sugar skull earrings for OWS 45




46. Record earring holder for OWS 45, saw it first from rayno24





15/50


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on May 04, 2009 04:25:28 PM
I have #16-#18!
#16- Another Loop d' Loop scarf for my best friend (No picture because I already gave it to her :))
#17-Mini Pies (The recipe I found for these was SO yummy!)

#18-Bird Tiles- I am realllly disappointed in the way these turned out...the last couple ceramic things I made I have liked :P
aanyways here they are.


yay!
I am so behind!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Chanel on May 04, 2009 05:49:04 PM
January Projects:

1. Jester dotee
2. poppet dolls
3. 10 felt star ornaments
4. 14 owl pincushions
5. 72 berets for girl scouts-made for France for world thinking day event
6. Added ribbon to son's dance regalia

February projects:

7. 5 luv monsters + 3 more in March
8. home made lasagna
9. Altar Cloth
10. 24 mini dolls for party favors
11. Fred-monster stuffie made for a tag game:
12. Sewed badges onto DD's girl scout vest
13. Made a DVD slideshow of all the troop events for the year for girl scout Court of Awards. Made enough copies  for each girl. My first DVD-woohoo!

March projects:   
14. Zola the rag doll
15. Spring Goddess Doll
16. Ostara Egg for swap + 12 more for friends
17. 30 assorted taggie baby toys with squeakers
18. 7 squares for scrap quilt - WIP
19. 20 half aprons with pockets for girl scouts
20. 150 girl scout S.W.A.P.S.
21. 35 crazy quilt squares - WIP
22. Fairy Doll from my Zola rag doll pattern
23. Owl stuffie for DD

April projects:
24. completed my frog quilt top.  It fits a queen size bed.
25. Girl Scout Dotee
26. mermaid doll for swap
27. Spring Maiden Goddess Shrine for swap
28. Beltane Doll



29. More work on Donovan's dance regalia including his shorts, sash, and belt (pics later)
30. 8 Girl Scout Poodle Skirts
31. 3 huge felt cupcakes (pics later)
32. Finished up sewing 100 crazy quilt squares. Am now working on embroidering/embellishing them (WIP)
33. Resized Donovan's Tux for junior prom-hemmed pants, took in vest, took in shirt. (pics later)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: morrigan_le_faye on May 05, 2009 03:58:41 AM
Ok, I'm in!  ;D
Although I have schools end tests now, will move in august and start university in September I hope to make 50 crafty things this year! I allready have some finished.

Here are my projects:

1. a nice belly warmer
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=296239.msg3371980#msg3371980

2. a yummy chocolate pie
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=297772.msg3393605#msg3393605

3. a lovely thread box
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=299909.msg3421676#msg3421676

4. a springy door wreath
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=299913.msg3421702#msg3421702

5. Easter cake
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=300855.msg3434156#msg3434156

6. wall decoration in my new craft room
7. organize and paint my new craft room
8. medieval bag
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=303766.0

9. medieval cushion
10. Windowdecoration with crystals
11. red&withe quilt
12. a new 15. century gown
13. a red stool (papercraft)
14.  decorate my notebook
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=303764.0

15. sew several new curtains
16. make new Christmas decorations
17. make as may Christmas gifts as possible
18. a new renaissance gown
19. find a crafty solution to hide the cat's can
20. cook some jam and syrup
21. paint porcelain bowls
22. do more spinning
23. maybe some tabletweaving
24. learn to crochet
25. create a new pinboard
26. a new tablecloth with tassels
27. a new, victorain-style skirt
28. do some dyeing experiments



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on May 05, 2009 06:44:33 AM
I'm rather p'd off that my last batch of soap didn't work so as a quick soap fix I did a rebatch of some of my older soaps today



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: anitacj on May 05, 2009 07:57:04 AM
I sketched out the design on the back of my denim jacket.Now all Ihave to do is wait til Thursday til dh gets paid.I have to get some WD40 to get the stuck zipper unstuck.Then I can get to my fabric paint.I have 2 painting projects sitting around until I can paint them. ::)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: flying_babyb on May 05, 2009 02:15:44 PM
50 things? Wow that’s a lot… Lets see
1.   Paint hamster stand
2.   Paint bar stools
3.   Find  Chairs for desk
4.   Paint new desk chairs
5.   Find new desk (well mabey!)
6.   create patio fence
7.   Fix curtains
8.   New doll clothes
9.   A garden
10.   New patio chairs
11.   Patio lighting ( I see hanging clay pots)

12.    Paint kitchen table legs
13.   More cards (everyone loves them)
14.   Organize my craft supplies (I’ll do this December 31, at 11:00pm LOL)
15.   Sand trunk
16.   repaint trunk
17.   Build identical trunk for best friend (I’m insane)
18.   Make curtains for closet so I don’t need to use the doors
19.    Paint trashcans
20.   Finish patio
21.   new knobs in kitchen (I rent, wonder what the landlord will say
22.   Crafts for birthday ho down (that’s like 10 in its self)
23.   Scrapbook for Christmas for my best friends family
24.    Repaint dinner serving trays
25.   Sew cushions for kitchen chairs
26.   Sew cushions for patio chairs
27.   Buy and paint patio chairs
28.    Make living room look connected to the kitchen (one long room)
29.   Hang patch collection (this is one that’s been waiting 3 months)
30.   sew a cover for nap mat
31.        Dig through and orgizine under living room seating storage
32.        Find out whats living under my bed
33.        Clean house
34.        Clean and craft for the closet
35.        Paint storage
36.        Paint patio fence
37.        Furnish dollhouse
38.        Sew pillow covers (fish)
39.        Make mothers day gift (done and even done early)
40.         do somthing crafty with my pile of books
41.         Hang art
42.         Repaint dollhouse collection
43.         Slipcover Futon
44.         Finish story i'm writing
45.         Craft a family tree

so far thats it


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: butterflyangel on May 05, 2009 09:00:11 PM
ahhh!! i'm wayy behind on this >.< but i THINK i'll give it a shot...i'm not so sure about 50...how about 25? lol  :P :D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: aquasnow on May 05, 2009 09:33:40 PM
Im not sure if I can make 50 afghans in a year  LOL


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raslalique on May 06, 2009 09:22:54 AM
Project 10- made my own leave-in conditioner.
Project 11- dreadlock jewellery.
You can view then using the link below
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=282392.msg3476709#msg3476709

I think I got my craft mojo back  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: angelcallie on May 06, 2009 02:56:57 PM
1. Tardis pillow (finished jan 5)
2. Siamese cat pillow (finished jan 7)
3. Cthulhu scarf (finished . . . early jan sometime)
4. Tenth Doctor Doll (late Jan)
5. L doll (late Jan, too, I think)
6. Ganesh doll (mid March)
7. Om wallet (mid March) (for OTT 21)
8. Ninth Doctor Doll
9. my first poppet, Tate
10. large personal swap item - Stuffed Dragon
11. medium personal swap item - Arthur Doll
12. medium personal swap item - Merlin Doll
13. small personal swap item - Sword in Stone Pincushion
14. small personal swap item - Eureka Needlebook
15. Jacket for a friend
16. Poppet #2 Tigan

17. Stuffie swap item - done, will post picture after partner receives
18. Jim Henson Swap item Large, will post picture after partner receives
19. Jim Henson Swap item Medium, will post picture after partner receives
20. Jim Henson Swap item Small, will post picture after partner receives
21. Applique messenger bag

I'm pretty proud of it. I did not make the bag, but the applique is all me. And I painted his little eyes on.



Not sure why, but I find cartoon crabs adorable!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 06, 2009 03:23:56 PM
Another one off the list!  New Look 6871, view D, top for me in a lovely floral gauze...I cleaned out 2/3 Joanne's stores for this print cuz I LOVE IT!!!  I got like 4yd at the other one and hope to make a dress for the summer out of it...have some patterns I bought coming to me soon.




The front and back both have a gathered bit in the middle.  Just had a teeny bit of altering at the bust as it was too big and the armpits gaped open because of it, now it fits perfect!

UPDATED:

1. recon purse from blue and white print dress
2. reversible totebag from IKEA tree fabric
3. reversible shopping bag from mint green gingham
4. unlined fabric shopping bag - mint gingham
5. unlined fabric shopping bag x4 - ?? fabric TBD
6. New Look 6871 pattern - view D
7. Burda medieval dress pattern
8. halter top from my own pattern
9. sewing machine cover
10. serger cover
11. reversible totebag for my mother
12. reversible totebag for MIL - butterflies
13. lunchbag for my wife - orange and blue IKEA fabric
14. cross stitch project #1 for Christmas present for MIL
15. cross stitch project #2 for Christmas present for MIL
16. Dashiki for me - batik gauze
17. Smock top - kelly green and white floral
18. Smock dress - red, orange and yellow stripes
19. recon smock top from Avenue skirt
20. recon smock top from Jones NY skirt
21. reversible totebag for me from red leave/mint green fabric
22. apron for me
23. apron for my wife
24. recon t-shirt skirt
25. recon t-shirt tote - test bag, may generate more projects
26. needlebook
27. bead embellished zip pouch 
28. Rapunzel scarf
29. Apron top
30. Tiered skirt OR strip skirt
31. Junk necklace
32. Valentine's charm bracelet for me
33. Valentine's charm bracelet for my wife
34. Valentines charm/junk necklace for my wife
35. frog stuffie with musical button for preggie friend
36. recon corduroy pants with insets in the sides
37. infinity dress
38. snap wallets (number is limitless!)
39. reversible red leaf/mint green tote
40. charm necklace and earrings set in black/red
41. pink rose flower head wreath
42. Dashiki for Destash swap
43. Nautical zip pouch for Destash swap
44. Flowers/vines zip pouch for Destash swap
45. Owl tote for Tree swap
46. IKEA flowers tote for FOCR R5
47. Tree applique from LGBT swap
48. Green, blue, purple dangle bracelet
49. Purse for Fill a Purse R4
50. Purple wrap pants


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: butterflyangel on May 06, 2009 05:11:45 PM
can i add my list here?? lol

1. Bag for mom
2.bag for friend
3.infinity dress
4.infinity shirt
5.infinity skirt
6.slouchy dress
7.shirts for swap
8.cake for mom
9.cookie cake for friend
10.patchwork pillow
11."things that go together" box
12.layered tulle skirt


wow..such a short list  :-[


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: crafts4others on May 06, 2009 07:05:33 PM
Ok so I don't officially have a list of things I want to make, but here are three tea towels I made for a swap I was just in; (I guess this counts as three?)



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: flying_babyb on May 07, 2009 09:00:07 AM
today I take on my craft room....


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: crafts4others on May 07, 2009 04:33:07 PM
today I take on my craft room....

That is always a challenge, I am trying to do the same. Not wanting to look thru all of my stuff and then I am not sure how to organize all of it.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: flying_babyb on May 07, 2009 04:45:27 PM
4 hours and a broken shelf (oops) later my room looks SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much better. Even better is it now funtions as a craft room, a playroom and a sitting room. Wanna hear great? Only thing I moved out was my acient bookcase (now in my room).  I sorted it all but I didnt sort the ribbon. I got bored with it.My next goal is to finish (a couple more crates) and then to figure out how to store 8 million (overexatration) books! Any ideas


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: IchigoHeaven on May 07, 2009 05:41:08 PM
Well i am Halfway through i got 25 more projects to think of


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: butterflyangel on May 07, 2009 08:30:09 PM
1. Bag for mom
2.bag for friend
3.infinity dress
4.infinity shirt
5.infinity skirt
6.slouchy dress
7.shirts for swap
8.cake for mom
9.cookie cake for friend
10.patchwork pillow
11."things that go together" box
12.layered tulle skirt
13. birthday invitations
14. cami and panties
15. cupcakes

i need more projects lol :D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: morrigan_le_faye on May 08, 2009 07:17:20 AM
Today, I finished my new shiny wall decoration!  ;D



1. a nice belly warmer
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=296239.msg3371980#msg3371980

2. a yummy chocolate pie
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=297772.msg3393605#msg3393605

3. a lovely thread box
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=299909.msg3421676#msg3421676

4. a springy door wreath
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=299913.msg3421702#msg3421702

5. Easter cake
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=300855.msg3434156#msg3434156

6. wall decoration in my new craft room
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=304156.0

7. organize and paint my new craft room
8. medieval bag
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=303766.0

9. medieval cushion
10. Windowdecoration with crystals
11. red&withe quilt
12. a new 15. century gown
13. a red stool (papercraft)
14.  decorate my notebook
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=303764.0

15. sew several new curtains
16. make new Christmas decorations
17. make as may Christmas gifts as possible
18. a new renaissance gown
19. find a crafty solution to hide the cat's can
20. cook some jam and syrup
21. paint porcelain bowls
22. do more spinning
23. maybe some tabletweaving
24. learn to crochet
25. create a new pinboard
26. a new tablecloth with tassels
27. a new, victorain-style skirt
28. do some dyeing experiments



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: hotty_blond2000 on May 08, 2009 10:43:29 AM
 1. yellow wire wrapped bracelet
 2. Rapunzel scarfs
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289908.0
 3. 3 glass beaded stretch bracelets
 4. added earwires to blue earrings that were unfinished
 5. redid boyfriends necklace because it broke
January Total: bracelets = 4; necklaces = 1; earrings = 1; Rapunzel scarves = 7

 6. Floppy disk boxes - doesn't count as me doing because I had the boyfriend glue them. I just removed labels.
 7. pink shell and green cat eye beaded spring necklace and earring set
 8. purple shell and green cat eye beaded spring necklace and earring set
 9. purple, red, and black beaded  necklace and earring set
10. blue and green cat eye spring necklace
11. plastic stretch bead bracelets (9 of them)
12. a couple more necklaces
13. Crafty Housewares Tutorial Listing
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=291886.0
14. brainstormed future business name and began devising a banner. Although I may not start one till next year.
15. posted almost all of recent projects
16. 16 plastic beaded stretch bracelets  (pix will be uploaded tomorrow - when batteries done charging
17. 2 plastic beaded necklaces
*My man made me a wood burned plaque with the symbol for Love for Valentines
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=291957.0
18. 2 more plastic beaded stretch bracelets
19. Fixed up my man's media binder
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=294101.0
20. Blue and orange plastic beaded necklace
21. 1 stretch bracelet, and
22. blue lace headband
February Total: 28 bracelets = ; 8 necklaces = ; 7 earrings = ; 32 headband pieces; 1 finished headband; David's binder fixup

21. pink, green yellow spring #2 necklace and earrings
22. sewed elastic on my new sandals so they'd stay on
23. pale green cat eye and pearlescent necklace
24. vintage gold, pastel w/ pendant from the boyfriend
25. my grandmas vintage gold necklace and matching earrings
26. 2 fairytale necklaces and 4 fairytale earrings
27. green, silver, black necklace
28. 2 big white butterfly earrings
29. purple necklace
30. 2 pink flower, green center earrings
31. necklace - black pendant, links and chain
32. pink flower and green link chain necklace
33. purple slave bracelet
34. finished 1 butterfly earrings - gave to boyfriend's sister
 same as others but with black and silver seed beads - sorry no pic

March Total: 2 bracelets = ; 11 necklaces = ; 11 earrings = ; 2 butterfly pendants; 2 headband pieces

====== new stuff ======

35. April 6th finished coffee painting
(http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_3633.jpg)

36. April 8th finished "wordpad" cookie sheet for swap
(http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_3634.jpg)

37. April 15th finished the business card box for swap
(http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_3645.jpg)

38. April 20th finished wood sign
(http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_3632.jpg)

39. April 26th finished bookmarks

40. April 27th finished light blue disk necklace
(http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_3592.jpg)

April Total: 2 necklaces = ; 9 earrings = ;
 Items for Another Crafty Detective Swap: 10 earrings, 2 bracelets, coffee painting, "wordpad" cookie sheet, business card box, bookmarks


May 4th

41. 2 strand red and black bracelet
(http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_3727.jpg) (http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_3729.jpg)

42. blue earrings - using vintage earring bits (from my grandma's old jewelry)
(http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_3718.jpg)

43. Long glass pearl necklace
(http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_3713.jpg) (http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_3714.jpg)

44. black and green stone like necklace
(http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_3707.jpg) (http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_3708.jpg)

45. Wooden flower pendant necklace
(http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_3699.jpg) (http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_3700.jpg)

46. 3 strand necklace
(http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_3693.jpg) (http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_3696.jpg)
one of the strands broke after the picture was took. so now i gotta restring that strand.

47. Fancy charm bracelet
(http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_3665.jpg)

link to all jewelry made this year:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=291966.0


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: angelcallie on May 09, 2009 11:50:05 AM
1. Tardis pillow (finished jan 5)
2. Siamese cat pillow (finished jan 7)
3. Cthulhu scarf (finished . . . early jan sometime)
4. Tenth Doctor Doll (late Jan)
5. L doll (late Jan, too, I think)
6. Ganesh doll (mid March)
7. Om wallet (mid March) (for OTT 21)
8. Ninth Doctor Doll
9. my first poppet, Tate
10. large personal swap item - Stuffed Dragon
11. medium personal swap item - Arthur Doll
12. medium personal swap item - Merlin Doll
13. small personal swap item - Sword in Stone Pincushion
14. small personal swap item - Eureka Needlebook
15. Jacket for a friend
16. Poppet #2 Tigan

17. Stuffie swap item - Chakotay Doll
18. Jim Henson Swap item Large, will post picture after partner receives
19. Jim Henson Swap item Medium, will post picture after partner receives
20. Jim Henson Swap item Small, will post picture after partner receives
21. Applique messenger bag
22. Pajama Shorts (with rockets and atoms on!)


My partner received, so I can share him with you all now!


It's Chakotay from Star Trek:Voyager!

Close on his face 'cause I love his tattoo



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on May 10, 2009 09:28:44 AM
The Chakotay doll is ACE!!!

*****



Lace Wheat doily






1.Lap blanket for my 3 yr old nephew complete

2.Blanket for my 21 yr old  son complete

3. berets x 2 complete

4.Snowflake afghan complete
http://www.artoftangle.com/snowflake.htm

5.Shawler for ME! - FROGGED!  restarted on Feb 23rd and 50% complete  Smiley FINISHED!! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11979223

6. Blanket for Mum & Dad - in progress

7.Bag for Joyce - complete

8. Wash cloths & bath puffs - always come in handy   5 cloths and a coaster plus 5 cloths with pan scrubbers - complete

9. BICO crochet baby cardi - complete

10. Irish Lace scarf from Lion Brand - complete

11. crocheted crochet hook holder complete but working on an improved version

12. crochet mesh grocery bag complete

13.  Granny square cardigan for me complete

14. scatter cushions or just cushion covers x 4.

15. shawl pin complete

16. crocheted bag for sons gf complete

17. hexagon scrapghan
SCRAPPED we restart at a later date  :(
18. grocery bags x2 complete

19. Two blankets for Amy-Leigh - a collaboration with many wonderful generous ladies

20. JoAnns raffle gift - washcloths & soaps and calorimetry head band complete

21. Vickys raffle gift - dishcloth, pan scrubber, grocery bag complete

22. Broomstick lace scarf

23. A blanket for "BOB" my sisters jeep  Grin

24. baby bonnet & mesh cloche hat complete

25. Knitted washcloths & oatmeal milk bath for Sarah & Helen

26. Comfort blanket for donation to hosp' 8/20 squares completed

27. Wrap around pants x 2

28. Soap - honey oat & coconut milk complete (complete failure!!)

29. washcloths & bathroom goodies for Mary - complete

30. MY FIRST DOILY!!  - complete plus another matching one!

31. handmilled soaps  complete

32. Lace Wheat doily complete

33. "julie" crochet cuff http://www.crochettoday.com/pdfs/JA08Pattern.pdf - complete

34. a gift for Kari ?? ?? 3 x crochet bookmarks, 2 pairs of earrings - complete

35. crochet thread butterfly - complete

36. hearts  10" doily - complete

37. Mat for bedside table - complete

38. Apple Blossom 10" doily - complete

39. summery smock top for me

40. two hats for Ellen - complete


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on May 11, 2009 05:09:06 AM
Good night - all of you have done some AWESOME stuff!!!

morrigan - totally digging on that wall decoration!  its a great idea, especially for stuff you can switch out when you feel like!

hotty - that wooden flower pendant is my favorite, although you have lots of super cool stuff!  its gorgeous!!!

angel - awesome Chocotay!  i mean, seriously, he looks way too awesome

kookaloo - that doily is so delicate and detailed - i am so jealous i cant do anything like that!  beautiful, beautiful work

this thread is like a little mini-craftster as a whole - i am continually inspired and amazed at how much variety there is!!!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on May 12, 2009 12:07:51 AM
rockmygypsysoul - thank you  :) I always said I wouldn't be able to do thread crochet or have a hankering to do so  :D but I changed my mind & found out that I could! My hands were stiff at first but I changed how I hold my hook & I'm happy to say it worked out fine & now I'm a threadhead  ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: angelcallie on May 12, 2009 12:26:09 AM
Thanks! I'm glad you guys liked my Chakotay doll. I love that wheat doily, too. It really looks like wheat, which is super cool. I haven't mastered regular crochet yet, much less crocheting thread, so I'm pretty impressed with yours!

Yeah, this thread is pretty awesome. I like it because I see so much stuff I wouldn't normally because I only really frequent one or two boards. It's pretty awesome!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: crafts4others on May 12, 2009 05:14:02 AM
I love the doily, I can't even do regular crochet so I can only imagine how hard it is to do that.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: OnePinkHippo on May 12, 2009 03:32:35 PM
Star Trek FTW!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on May 12, 2009 03:36:08 PM
I love the doily, I can't even do regular crochet so I can only imagine how hard it is to do that.

Thank you  ;D it surprised me that it isn't any more difficult than yarn crochet, just smaller  :D


2 washcloths, a shower puff,3 soaps & bath milk powder (not in pic) for my friend Mary  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on May 13, 2009 01:31:27 AM
A quickie project today http://www.crochettoday.com/pdfs/JA08Pattern.pdf

Started before I went to bed last night & finished this morning before I even had breakfast  ;D Pics when hubby is back from fishing as he seems to have taken the camera AND the cellphone with camera  ::)
Made using leftover cotton from the shower puff yesterday. I think I'm keeping this one as a soft cuff & I'll make another at some point & stiffen it to see which I like best  :) When I can find somewhere local that sells commercial stiffener.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 13, 2009 07:02:38 AM
That looks REALLY pretty!  Can't wait to see what colors you came up with for yours :)  I wish I knew how to crochet or knit...but I just don't have the time to learn anything new that I will need to practice a lot with...I am still actually learning sewing, and have a TON of stuff I can do with that skill for friends/family/selling.

About to get started on a couple more things from my list, maybe can crank out 2 or 3 items today!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on May 13, 2009 07:23:17 AM
I must admit that everything else I ever did has taken a backseat since I taught myself to crochet!

here's my cuff
with my stitch marker fastener  ;)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=248249)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 13, 2009 09:29:41 AM
OOhhhh!!!  LOVE it!!!  We may hafta swap sometime  ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 13, 2009 12:38:47 PM
OK, crossed another item of my list.  The reversible mint gingham totebag.




Used a nice brushed twill in a light beige to line the inside and handles, stitched with a triple stitch for heavy duty reinforcement. 

Updated list:

1. recon purse from blue and white print dress
2. reversible totebag from IKEA tree fabric
3. reversible shopping bag from mint green gingham
4. unlined fabric shopping bag - mint gingham
5. unlined fabric shopping bag x4 - ?? fabric TBD
6. New Look 6871 pattern - view D
7. Maxi halter dress - Simplicity 2642
8. halter top from my own pattern
9. sewing machine cover
10. serger cover
11. reversible totebag for my mother
12. reversible totebag for MIL - butterflies
13. lunchbag for my wife - orange and blue IKEA fabric
14. cross stitch project #1 for Christmas present for MIL
15. cross stitch project #2 for Christmas present for MIL
16. Dashiki for me - batik gauze
17. Smock top - kelly green and white floral
18. Smock dress - red, orange and yellow stripes
19. recon smock top from Avenue skirt
20. applique totebag(s) (may be more than one!)
21. reversible totebag for me from red leave/mint green fabric
22. apron for me
23. apron for my wife
24. recon t-shirt skirt
25. recon t-shirt tote - test bag, may generate more projects
26. needlebook
27. bead embellished zip pouch 
28. mend Pier One throw w/ decroative stitching
29. Apron top
30. Tiered skirt OR strip skirt
31. Junk necklace
32. Valentine's charm bracelet for me
33. Valentine's charm bracelet for my wife
34. Valentines charm/junk necklace for my wife
35. frog stuffie with musical button for preggie friend
36. recon corduroy pants with insets in the sides
37. infinity dress
38. snap wallets (number is limitless!)
39. reversible red leaf/mint green tote
40. charm necklace and earrings set in black/red
41. pink rose flower head wreath
42. Dashiki for Destash swap
43. Nautical zip pouch for Destash swap
44. Flowers/vines zip pouch for Destash swap
45. Owl tote for Tree swap
46. IKEA flowers tote for FOCR R5
47. Tree applique from LGBT swap
48. Green, blue, purple dangle bracelet
49. Purse for Fill a Purse R4
50. Purple wrap pants


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Willowe on May 13, 2009 01:32:48 PM
This is my list that I wrote up back in February, but never posted. I already have a couple things finished- here’s to hoping that the rest get done!

1. Legolas amigurumi
2. Aragorn amigurumi
3. HBK amigurumi
4. HHH amigurumi
5. Jeff Hardy amigurumi (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=302880.0)
6. Undertaker amigurumi (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=302880.0)
7. Kane amigurumi (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=302880.0)
8. Sam Winchester amigurumi (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=302880.0)

9. Captain Jack Sparrow amigurumi
10. Plarn dress
11. 80 granny’s daughters for swap
12. T-shirt recon
13. Infinity dress
14. Spin a skein of yarn
15. Poppet
16. Arwen’s requiem gown
17. Altered journal
18. 20 inchies (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=304413.0)
19. Tree of Life pendant
20. T-Shirt to skirt recon (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=304301.0)
21. Crocheted school bag
22. Crochet craft bag
23. Infinity shoes
24. Case for my crochet hooks
25. Crocheted slippers
26. Stenciled shirt
27. Goddess doll
28. Crochet cable hat
29. Corset
30. Crocheted poncho

Not quite fifty, but I’ll probably be adding more later.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: angelcallie on May 13, 2009 09:16:00 PM
1. Tardis pillow (finished jan 5)
2. Siamese cat pillow (finished jan 7)
3. Cthulhu scarf (finished . . . early jan sometime)
4. Tenth Doctor Doll (late Jan)
5. L doll (late Jan, too, I think)
6. Ganesh doll (mid March)
7. Om wallet (mid March) (for OTT 21)
8. Ninth Doctor Doll
9. my first poppet, Tate
10. large personal swap item - Stuffed Dragon
11. medium personal swap item - Arthur Doll
12. medium personal swap item - Merlin Doll
13. small personal swap item - Sword in Stone Pincushion
14. small personal swap item - Eureka Needlebook
15. Jacket for a friend
16. Poppet #2 Tigan
17. Stuffie swap item - Chakotay Doll

18. Jim Henson Swap item Large, Jen the Gelfling Doll
19. Jim Henson Swap item Medium, Cookie Monster cookie jar
20. Jim Henson Swap item Small, muppety magnets
21. Applique messenger bag
22. Pajama Shorts (with rockets and atoms on!)
23. Little ribbon tote for Mom
24. Wrap Pants - Capri!length


Now my Henson swap partner has received, I can share the stuff I made!

Baby Alice, Yip Yip, and Cookie Monster Cookies magnets


A Cookie Monster Cookie Jar, made from a peanut butter sauce jar


And, my favorite, Jen the Gelfling from The Dark Crystal


I think he needs his own thread over in toys . . . I am quite proud of how he turned out!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: snowbird49908 on May 13, 2009 11:46:20 PM
yip yip is awesome!! I always got such a kick out of him but could never remember his name. Great job on all of them!!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on May 14, 2009 04:15:13 AM
awesome henson stuff!!!  I hope the stuff im making turns out half that well!!  Im running behind for that swap, kudos to you for getting everything done so early!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: CraftNClutter on May 14, 2009 03:52:34 PM
April Gallery of Completed Projects

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3450735665/in/set-72157612571187345/)
Project #14 - Chocolate Kiddie Cadet (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/04/in-action.html)

An old friend for high school asked if I could knit up this hip little cap for her newborn son, as I was on a hat kick, I of course said yes. It took a couple restarts to get the right size, but I've learned a valuable lesson…yes, it is important to keep on swatching until I'm sure I've got gauge. I have taken it to heart even if it means re-knitting a darn gauge swatch 3 times!


(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3439232815/in/set-72157612571187345/)
Project #15 - Cowboy Easter Basket (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/04/how-i-spent-my-easter-vacation.html)

I had two days off before Easter so I went on a crafting binge. With such high hopes it was kinda disappointing that this was the only thing that was completed, but I have a valid excuse, my other big project busted my machine! My nephew did get this cute easter basket though, and I filled it with crafty goodies so at least he could be occupied a bit without tv.


(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3493537715/)
Project #16 - Everlasting Birthday Cupcake hat (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/05/they-say-its-your-birthday.html)

A knit birthday cup hat that is a giveaway currently on my blog to celebrate my blogiversary and birthday! Stop on by for a chance to win (click the project # above), I'd love to have you!


Overall, it was a pretty slow month results-wise. I started the first weekend of May off with a bang, so hopefully this month will make up for the slow progress in April. I'm really thinking I might actually make it to 50 projects this year!


Interested in finding out more about my projects? Click the "project name" under each picture!



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: dawnofdolls on May 14, 2009 05:06:46 PM
CraftNClutter - what kind of camera did you use for those pictures?  They're so sharp and clear! 

The little hat looks adorable on him   :D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on May 14, 2009 11:52:00 PM
OOhhhh!!!  LOVE it!!!  We may hafta swap sometime  ;)

 ;D what's your fave colour?


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 15, 2009 04:58:23 AM
Wellllll.....aquas/teals/turqoise/blues, oh and of course purple...I thought I saw a variegated blue yarn in a store recently  ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on May 15, 2009 05:41:23 AM
I finished 7 shirts for the boys this week - all machine embroidered... Here is a pic of one of them...!
This one I digitized myself :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on May 15, 2009 06:25:58 AM
I'm adding in these here, but I'm calling them all one project.

Unless, of course, I run out of year before I reach the 50, in which case, they'll be five distinct projects ;)

These are the earrings I sent out for the Earring Swap.



Apologies for size. Let's just say I WANT you to look at them!!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: CraftNClutter on May 15, 2009 07:05:19 AM
CraftNClutter - what kind of camera did you use for those pictures?  They're so sharp and clear! 

The little hat looks adorable on him   :D

dawnofdolls, I use a Nikon D40 on manual settings. It's amazing how much better a picture can look when you are able to take it in natural light.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: dawnofdolls on May 15, 2009 07:14:24 AM
CraftNClutter - what kind of camera did you use for those pictures?  They're so sharp and clear! 

The little hat looks adorable on him   :D

dawnofdolls, I use a Nikon D40 on manual settings. It's amazing how much better a picture can look when you are able to take it in natural light.

Wow, NICE.  Well, they look fantastic.  Those single-lens reflex cameras take super clear shots.  I'd be a photographing maniac!  lol  Again, good job on the hat - it's super cute on the little guy.   ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on May 15, 2009 08:28:19 AM


http://www.geocities.com/cherilynm/butterfly.html

#10 thread for the wings, embroidery thread for the body, 1.25mm hook & a lot of cursing went into this little butterfly. I'm going to add a jump ring & some fishing line & send it to one of friends so they can hang it in a window or something  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: angelcallie on May 15, 2009 03:11:25 PM
Wow, that butterfly is gorgeous!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: hngoodlett on May 15, 2009 04:31:15 PM
I like those chain mail-y earrings a lot. I might have to add those to my wist.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on May 16, 2009 10:29:54 AM
This was my first time crocheting from a diagram rather than a written pattern so I'm ever so very proud of it  ;D
I'm not happy with the thread I used though, it totally hides the very pretty hearts design  :(



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on May 17, 2009 12:51:20 PM
Tablemat for my bedside table. I had to stop at round 11 or it would have been too big  ;D I'll make the pattern up again in a #10 spme other time because it's a really pretty pattern when finished  :)



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on May 17, 2009 09:35:59 PM
Ooh I love your newest one Kookaloo


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: maria isabel on May 18, 2009 02:21:26 AM
is ti too late to join :P ???


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: danirene on May 18, 2009 09:02:01 AM
is ti too late to join :P ???


That's up to you. Good luck starting this late though!

Hngoodlett: That is beautiful! I like the red/white thread a lot.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on May 18, 2009 09:29:39 AM
is ti too late to join :P ???


of course not.
i joined a month late.
just try to remember some of the other projects you made this year and start the count there.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on May 18, 2009 09:29:58 AM
Ooh I love your newest one Kookaloo

 ;D Thank you, I'm a doily demon this week, despite getting nothing but crap about it from my younger sister! Since discovering I can do threadwork I've a new found desire to make little lacy things  ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on May 18, 2009 11:23:22 AM
New updates!


1. Glass etching
2. Tree shrinky necklace
3. Bird Tray
4. Mummy monkey stuffie
5. Grapefruit Brown Sugar Scrub
6. Cassette tape change purse
7. Origami stars
8. Magazine/gum wrapper folded purse
9. Ghost in a jar
10. Quilt for my son using his out grown Mario T-shirts and PJs
11. Capri Sun pouch beach tote
12. PB and J needle punch tote
13. Light-up Christmas jar
14. Grocery bag crochet tote
15. Learn to sew book binding
16. Paint chip notebooks
17. Halloween shrine
18. No sew fleece blanket for my boyfriend
19. Make soap
20. Make PJ bottoms out of this great sugar skull fleece I bought
21. Up-date son's scrapbook
22. Tree of Life pendant
23. Make some fridge magnets
24. Paint the blank nesting dolls I bought
25. Felted Halloween trick-or-treat bag
26. Carve my own stamp
27. Finish and frame flower needle punch
28. Finish jewelry box, line inside and make 2 levels
29. Make a scoodie
30. Fused Panda Express tote
31. Love Letter box
32. Make a sock monkey
33. Make acorn pull for bedroom light
34. Christmas tree card holder
35. Lavender scented rice bags
36. Button faeries
37. Refinish metal chairs
38. Make some ATCs
39. Owl book box
40. Fimo book keychain for swap
41. Owl wall art for OWS 45
42. Sugar skull head band
43. Voodoo doll pin cushion
44. Little skull box
45. Shrinky sugar skull earrings for OWS 45
46. Record earring holder for OWS 45, saw it first from rayno24

47. Hedgehog stuffie with little blanket






16/50


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: EOcrafter on May 18, 2009 01:19:53 PM
I am totally in..this will help me craft everything I want for MYSELF before I start having babies!  I can't even imagine all the things I will want to craft for babies!

Here goes:
1. Slouchy Winter Hat
Inspiration:
Result!:
2. Vector picture of me and my freind

3. Kimono Hoodie for NIN/JA concert on 5/31! - so i didnt make a hoodie but i did stencil a shirt with Trent's hot face on the front and "NIN" logo on the back..excuse the picture, i apparently always feel the need to talk while people are taking pics of me :)

4. Scrapbook Cookbook
5. Origami Earrings
6. Incredible Skirt by Twinkle! - definitely needs some elastic in the waist tho..and some kind of slip to wear under :/

7. Wedding Scrapbook - will post pics soon :)
8. Fat Bottom Bag for Wisty Swap
9. Goldfish polyclay magnets
10. Sewn golf club cover from VS Pink sweatpants!
11. 2 "Stereotype Me, I'm Irish" T-shirts (stenciled, likely)
12. Sewn passport cover


13. Honeymoon Scrapbook - 25% done
14. Art and Becky Scrapbook - 10% done
15. "Kitties Will Puke On Everything You Love" Cross-stitch - 75% complete
16. Altered Journal - 90% done
17. Craftster Lap Quilt - 75% done
18. Create a wall of photoshop creations and other art in my crafting room - 50% done
19. Knitty's Viveka - 70% done


Now for the NOT STARTED items (higher priority!)...

20. Blue Amy Butler Weekender Bag
21. Black/Yellow Amy Butler Weekender Bags
22. Knitscenes Scarf/stole from Southwest Trading Company Soy Silk
23. Giant granny square afghan for my cousin's birthday
24. HH Bunny Slippers
25. Tshirt says "Michigan...America's High Five"
26. Green Shrug from Glamour Knits
27. "Live What You Love" Print
28. Fleece jacket, I want to finish this by 9/22!
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=276242.0
29. Norah Gaughan Jonna Scarf from Berroco collection - I want to finish this by 9/23 too!
30. Norah Gaughan Anais Sweater from Berroco collection

Everything else...
31. Scarf using my Knit-Wit
32. Pom-pom scarf
33. Felt Stones Rug
34. Knitty Sweater Camden
35. St. Lucia Skirt from Twinkle Town and Country Knits
36. Felted Dots Table Runner
37. Eunny Jang Enterlac Socks
38. Wood Grain Felt Pincushion from Doodle Stitching
39. Falling Leaves Necklace
40. Screen printed anything!
41. SnB Thigh High Socks
42. Mowat Mukluks - IK Winter 2005
43. PMC peas in a pod charm
44. Recover an old leather trunk with paper and ephemera
45. Afghan just for ME - crazy :) probaby a knitted mitered squares one of the Mason Dixon Pschydelic squares one
46. Knit something using elephant intarsia pattern
47. Bella's mittens
48. Faux Bois pattern/mural in my bathroom
49. Install a subway tile backsplash in my kitchen
50. Amy Butlers checkbook clutch

13/50!...getting there :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 20, 2009 01:05:47 PM
Another one bites the dust :)  Craft apron with multiple pockets. 





I did NOT piece together the rectangles of batik on the back and lining the front...I bought 2 LARGE pieces from someone on eBay a while back and never figured out what to do with it until now!  Made the BEST backing, and I love the mismatched look of all the batiks together, now I won't loose my marking pens and scissors and measuring tape and....yeah :)

UPDATED!

1. recon purse from blue and white print dress
2. reversible totebag from IKEA tree fabric
3. reversible shopping bag from mint green gingham
4. unlined fabric shopping bag - mint gingham
5. unlined fabric shopping bag x4 - ?? fabric TBD
6. New Look 6871 pattern - view D
7. Maxi halter dress - Simplicity 2642
8. halter top from my own pattern
9. sewing machine cover
10. serger cover
11. reversible totebag for my mother
12. reversible totebag for MIL - butterflies
13. lunchbag for my wife - orange and blue IKEA fabric
14. Amy Butler Birdie sling
15. Amy Butler weekender bag
16. Dashiki for me - batik gauze
17. Smock top - kelly green and white floral
18. Smock dress - red, orange and yellow stripes
19. recon smock top from Avenue skirt
20. applique totebag(s) (may be more than one!)
21. reversible totebag for me from red leave/mint green fabric
22. apron for me *IN PROGRESS*
23. apron for my wife
24. recon t-shirt skirt
25. recon t-shirt tote - test bag, may generate more projects
26. needlebook
27. bead embellished zip pouch 
28. mend Pier One throw w/ decroative stitching
29. Apron top
30. Tiered skirt OR strip skirt
31. Junk necklace
32. Valentine's charm bracelet for me
33. Valentine's charm bracelet for my wife
34. Valentines charm/junk necklace for my wife
35. frog stuffie with musical button for preggie friend
36. recon corduroy pants with insets in the sides
37. infinity dress
38. snap wallets (number is limitless!)
39. craft apron with pockets
40. charm necklace and earrings set in black/red
41. pink rose flower head wreath
42. Dashiki for Destash swap
43. Nautical zip pouch for Destash swap
44. Flowers/vines zip pouch for Destash swap
45. Owl tote for Tree swap
46. IKEA flowers tote for FOCR R5
47. Tree applique from LGBT swap
48. Green, blue, purple dangle bracelet
49. Purse for Fill a Purse R4
50. Purple wrap pants


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: dannispring240 on May 20, 2009 01:27:41 PM
wow, TheSapphireMoon, that apron is amazing!!!  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on May 20, 2009 01:28:19 PM
Amazing apron! I love it.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: imafundork on May 20, 2009 01:47:18 PM
I love the apron, TSM!  You know how much I love batiks!  I'm glad you were able to figure out something awesome to make with the patchwork piece!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 20, 2009 03:19:46 PM
Thanks everyone!  I think I may give it its own post....as I am pretty proud of it, and just for doing it freehand it came out GREAT!  ;D 

imafundork, how is your batik quilt coming along?  Hope most of, if not all, the batiks I gave you in the FQ swap will fit into it.

I'm working on an apron from Kwik Sew 1215, view B, the one with the zipper, from some amoeba-looking IKEA fabric...have to run out for a zipper that is LONG and separates.

I scoured Google images for someone with a pic of the Kwik sew pattern I am working on, but no luck :(  And, the eBay seller I bought it from has already removed the image of it...sorry guys, you all will have to wait for me to finish before you get to see it!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 21, 2009 09:56:03 AM
Finished my apron at about 12:30 last night...will snap a pic today, I SOOO love how it came out!  I needed a full coverage apron for how messy I can be when in the kitchen :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on May 22, 2009 06:37:32 AM
28/50 so far....I think  :)


nope 29 I forgot to add this back when it was finished! so here it is now


Trying to decide whether this top is wearable by someone fat & in their 40s  ;D http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=791


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on May 22, 2009 10:45:32 AM
New updates!


1. Glass etching
2. Tree shrinky necklace
3. Bird Tray
4. Mummy monkey stuffie
5. Grapefruit Brown Sugar Scrub
6. Cassette tape change purse
7. Origami stars
8. Magazine/gum wrapper folded purse
9. Ghost in a jar
10. Quilt for my son using his out grown Mario T-shirts and PJs
11. Capri Sun pouch beach tote
12. PB and J needle punch tote
13. Light-up Christmas jar
14. Grocery bag crochet tote
15. Learn to sew book binding
16. Paint chip notebooks
17. Halloween shrine
18. No sew fleece blanket for my boyfriend
19. Make soap
20. Make PJ bottoms out of this great sugar skull fleece I bought
21. Up-date son's scrapbook
22. Tree of Life pendant
23. Make some fridge magnets
24. Paint the blank nesting dolls I bought
25. Felted Halloween trick-or-treat bag
26. Carve my own stamp
27. Finish and frame flower needle punch




28. Finish jewelry box, line inside and make 2 levels
29. Make a scoodie
30. Fused Panda Express tote
31. Love Letter box
32. Make a sock monkey
33. Make acorn pull for bedroom light
34. Christmas tree card holder
35. Lavender scented rice bags
36. Button faeries
37. Refinish metal chairs
38. Make some ATCs
39. Owl book box
40. Fimo book keychain for swap
41. Owl wall art for OWS 45
42. Sugar skull head band
43. Voodoo doll pin cushion
44. Little skull box
45. Shrinky sugar skull earrings for OWS 45
46. Record earring holder for OWS 45, saw it first from rayno24
47. Hedgehog stuffie with little blanket





17/50


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on May 22, 2009 03:35:18 PM
I love that hedgehog stuffie!!!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 22, 2009 07:55:23 PM
Finished my apron the other night, snapped a pic yesterday:




It has a zipper down the front, full coverage, and 2 large front pockets on a slant.  pattern called for 2 different fabrics for contrasting around the zipper and on the slanted tops of the pockets, but I decided to do it all the same.  Fabric is not like all the rest of the IKEA fabrics, is a heavyweight cotton, but not with a canvas feel to it.  I actually ended up cutting the pattern out wrong, was supposed to cut it smaller by cutting on a different line for view B, this pattern, I got confused along the way and somehow thought this item was called view A instead...but, if I DIDN'T cut it out wrong, it would have ended up WAY too small, so everything worked out well :)  I think I need to alter it slightly if I make it again that way, as because I cut it out wrong the bust ended up a bit too big across and looks a bit gap-y when wearing it.  I SO love it though despite the gap issue, REALLY been needing an apron for a LONG time!

UPDATED:

1. recon purse from blue and white print dress
2. reversible totebag from IKEA tree fabric
3. reversible shopping bag from mint green gingham
4. unlined fabric shopping bag - mint gingham
5. unlined fabric shopping bag x4 - ?? fabric TBD
6. New Look 6871 pattern - view D
7. Maxi halter dress - Simplicity 2642
8. halter top from my own pattern
9. sewing machine cover
10. serger cover
11. reversible totebag for my mother
12. reversible totebag for MIL - butterflies
13. lunchbag for my wife - orange and blue IKEA fabric
14. Amy Butler Birdie sling
15. Amy Butler weekender bag
16. Dashiki for me - batik gauze
17. Smock top - kelly green and white floral
18. Smock dress - red, orange and yellow stripes
19. recon smock top from Avenue skirt
20. applique totebag(s) (may be more than one!)
21. reversible totebag for me from red leave/mint green fabric
22. apron for me
23. apron for my wife
24. recon t-shirt skirt
25. recon t-shirt tote - test bag, may generate more projects
26. needlebook
27. bead embellished zip pouch 
28. mend Pier One throw w/ decroative stitching
29. Apron top
30. Tiered skirt OR strip skirt
31. Junk necklace
32. Valentine's charm bracelet for me
33. Valentine's charm bracelet for my wife
34. Valentines charm/junk necklace for my wife
35. frog stuffie with musical button for preggie friend
36. recon corduroy pants with insets in the sides
37. infinity dress
38. snap wallets (number is limitless!)
39. craft apron with pockets
40. charm necklace and earrings set in black/red
41. pink rose flower head wreath
42. Dashiki for Destash swap
43. Nautical zip pouch for Destash swap
44. Flowers/vines zip pouch for Destash swap
45. Owl tote for Tree swap
46. IKEA flowers tote for FOCR R5
47. Tree applique from LGBT swap
48. Green, blue, purple dangle bracelet
49. Purse for Fill a Purse R4
50. Purple wrap pants


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on May 22, 2009 08:00:19 PM
I love that hedgehog stuffie!!!

Thank you! It was hard sending him to my partner!  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Riechan on May 23, 2009 12:24:56 PM
wow 50 things ??
hmm well this would be something good for me ^^
Although I think for me it's going to be: 50 projects in my vacation :P
I'll update a list here ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TwiztidBlood on May 25, 2009 11:53:27 AM
I thought Id post at the end since I have completed my 50 things for the year, and 5 more hahaha

so far this year ive completed 55 things:
1. fabric fortune cookies
2. felt animal cozies
3. fabric bucket
4. a hanging sachet
5. mitten ornament
6. polymer clay buttons
7. 2 fabric placemats
8. oven mitt
9. black tree skirt
10. snuggly for my ragdoll cat
11. fabric headbands
12. fabric cup cozy
13. Cat huggy buddy
14. Fabric Headbands
15. Fabric Coasters
16. Handspun Brown Wool
17. Fabric Valentines
18. Amy Butler Cat
19. 3 Chunky Pages
20. Mouse Cross Stitch Card
21. Katamari Cross Stitch
22. Knit Hat
23. Felt Pouches
24. Fabric Hair Curlers
25. Crochet Smore
26. Crochet Hot Dog
27. Fabric Bucket
28. Finger Mitts
29. Felt Food
30. Cake Slice
31. Sushi Pot Holder
32. 4 Chunky Pages
33. 3 Fabric ATC's
34. Shopping Bag
35. Tote Bag
36. Fabric Coasters
37. 2 Crochet Cowls
38. " of course I care " cross stitch
39. Outdoors Quilt
40. Spun handdyed ramboulet
41. Catwarming ball set
42. Kitty ear hat
43. Recipe book
44. Crochet Totoro
45. Button Magnets
46. Needle felted eggs
47. Fabric covered buttons
48. Crochet Breakfast
49. Crochet Octopus
50. 6 Chunky Pages
51. 3 Bunny nuggets
52. 3 Crochet bangles
53. 2 Crochet pot holders
54. 3 Tree of life pendants
55. Rainbow scarf


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 25, 2009 02:35:05 PM
WTG, TwiztidBlood :) 

I decided after the last few swaps to make the remains of my 50 Projects list to be projects for me and my family.  I am over halfway finished, and have 2 of my projects' patterns cut out and will be cutting the fabric by Wednesday, hope to have at least one of them assembled that same day as well!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TechnicolorAquahearts on May 25, 2009 03:31:43 PM
I know this is seriously late but I am going to join in! It's only the end of may and I do art and stuff full time so I should have no problem getting 50 things done in the rest of the year! Also I am kind of in a rut so maybe this will give me a good kick in the pants. So here's my list:

1. Complete an acrylic painting "The Naked Athena Returns"
2. Complete an acrylic painting "The Monster"
3. Complete a watercolor painting "The City"
4. Complete a watercolor painting "The Savior of The Broken, The Beaten, and the Damned."
5. Make my first mini-comic "Attack of The Killer Swine Flu"
6. Complete a set of nesting dolls that I started before last Christmas.
7. Complete a Harajuku Bridge playset that I also started before last Christmas.
8. Complete a crocheted liberty spike hat (only a few more spikes to go!)
9. Complete a set of geisha and ninja kokeshi dolls.
10. Complete an acrylic painting "Everything old Becomes New Again"
11. Make comic called "Lightning Bolt Steve"
12. Write and record an EP with 5 to 7 songs.
13. Write a novel.
14. Design, build and publish downloadable printouts over the internet of a line of paper toys.
15. Make some things using freezer paper stencils.
16. Make some art using encaustic techniques.
17. Paint an acrylic painting "Venus of Battleship Island"
18. Catch up on my scrapbooking.


















Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TechnicolorAquahearts on May 25, 2009 04:07:51 PM
ok, the thing did something weird so I am going to have to continue my list in a new post.

19. make a sculpture or installation out of many brightly colored wiffle balls.
20. Paint an Acrylic painting "The Midnight Disco Skyline"
21. Master the art of making bread.
22. Make a pattern for my Amigurumi Alien Baby.
23. Alter a pair of shoes. or more than one pair!
24. Make significant progress on my Rockstar Project.
25. Start up a tutorial blog with sections on Fine art, crafts, and comics.
26. put together and present a proposal for volunteering to teach some art classes at my local public library this summer.
27. Make some fashion accessories out of candy wrappers.
28. Stock my etsy shop with a few hundred items and really make a go at trying to make it work for me.
29. Make an origami star charm bracelet and earrings for myself and someone else.
30. carve a print block and print an edition of christmas cards.
31. Make a comic for Halloween.
32. make several pieces of altered clothing for myself and my friend.
33. Learn how to make my own soap.
34. crochet a pair of slippers for me.
35. Crochet a pair of slippers for my friend.

ok, well the little field things is all junpy again so I guess I will work on some of these things and add to the list later.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on May 25, 2009 04:13:27 PM
TechnicolorAquahearts, your list is very interesting. I look forward to seeing some of these :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TechnicolorAquahearts on May 25, 2009 04:23:35 PM
Thanks! Some a very near completion so I should have some pics up pretty soon.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: danirene on May 26, 2009 05:18:39 PM
Technicolor, that's an ambitious list! A novel, an EP, a whole toy line? Wow. I'm impressed.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: FunThreads on May 26, 2009 05:25:47 PM
TechnicolorAquaheart~ I love your list. So many interesting things on it. I hope you post photos of the nesting dolls and kokeshi dolls.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on May 26, 2009 07:05:32 PM
I also want to see picture Technicolor those all sound awesome.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Riechan on May 27, 2009 02:46:50 AM
okay
here comes my list ^^

1. Make another elphie doll to sell (+ make a lot of things to sell and than make an etsy shop )
2. Make myself a headband
3. Try out a crochet pattern
4. Stencil a “Waiting for Godot” shirt for my brother
5. Make a paper rose for my mum
6. Finish my corset
7. Finish my bag
8. Skirt out of beautiful flower fabric
9.  Make a Handbound book to write in about swaps
10. Make a Record bowl
11. Make a little book about the Japanese alphabet (Hiragana and Katakana)
12. Get my ears pierced (I think that belongs here too :p)
13. Make a Chunky bracelet
14. Make a Junk necklace
15. Make a Polymar clay usbstick cover
16. Reuse some magazine to make beads
17. Make a Paper magazine container for my bags
18. Finish my cat drawing
19. Make a oilpainting
20. Make a Beaded ring
21. Make some hair clips for me and to sell
22. Use my newspaper yarn to crochet something
23. Cover a wooden bracelet with paper
24. Stencil myself a Anime shirt
25. Stencil myself a Wicked shirt
26. Stencil myself a Drama shirt
27. Make an anime doll
28. Try out my new doll book
29. Try to make a little quilt
30. Make a dress out of my striped shirt
31. Update my Dawanda shop and try to sell at least 1 thing
32. Practice my crochet skills
33. Make a spider necklace
34. Make a little spiderring or at least try
35. Make a button ring
36. Make a wire ring
37. Make a origami star bracelet
38. Make something out of the wood that’s been lying in my mum her car’s trunk (it’s flat wood like mdf, if anyone has ideas ;) )
39. Fuse some plastic bags
40. Use the fused plastic bags to make something
41. Make a laptop cover
42. Try to make a stamp
43. Use some of the buttons in my stash to make a flower button or something
44. Update my wist
45. Use some of the tutorials I have on my pc to make something
46. Make a scoodie
47. Use some quotes I love to brighten up my dorm wall
48. Make a capalet
49. Make a little felt monster
50. Make wooden earrings for my friend

I won't be crafting until 20 June or so ( exams) so I hope to spend all my vacation on crafting ^^

Ah I think we have to post pics of the things we make no?
here's the paper covered wooden bracelet:





Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TechnicolorAquahearts on May 27, 2009 10:28:13 PM
here are some pics of some projects I have finished!

The Naked Athena Returns.


The City


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on May 27, 2009 10:57:45 PM
Riechan I like the paper you used. :)

TechnicolorAquahearts that Athena painting is wonderful! You captured her well...I was able to recognize her without the title.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TechnicolorAquahearts on May 27, 2009 11:34:47 PM
Thanks! It's too bad that a picture on the internet can't capture the effect of the metalic gold paint, it really seems to glow in person. The Watercolor's internet pic is only a shadow of what it is in person. I don't know why some of the colors didn't show up, I use a lot of irridescence and metallic paint, and I guess those are just to reflective to pick up well on camera.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on May 28, 2009 01:03:07 AM
I can tell it's metallic...but I understand. I'm terrible with taking photos of my projects.

Speaking of projects, I finished a miniature book today! I made mistakes but it was a learning experience. I've been intimidated by all the confusing stitching diagrams I have seen. Now that I suffered my way through the wrong technique the diagrams finally make sense to me. Huzzah!

No pictures because it's night time. It's smaller than a nickel I think. That makes 21/50


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: anitacj on May 28, 2009 11:21:08 AM
Yippee!I'm 6 for 50.But I'm working on 2 projects at once  ;D.My pillowcase purse/tote thingy and finish a fall scarf set I made for myself.While the paint is drying on the tote,I can finish the scarf  ;D.I am soooo far behind it's rediculous  ::).So many more projects to do & so little time.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TechnicolorAquahearts on May 28, 2009 03:50:27 PM
One more finished! My first mini-comic: Attack of the Killer Swine Flu! You can see the whole thing over at the More art Less Craft section https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=307045.0


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on May 28, 2009 04:16:06 PM
New updates!


1. Glass etching
2. Tree shrinky necklace
3. Bird Tray
4. Mummy monkey stuffie
5. Grapefruit Brown Sugar Scrub
6. Cassette tape change purse
7. Origami stars
8. Magazine/gum wrapper folded purse
9. Ghost in a jar
10. Quilt for my son using his out grown Mario T-shirts and PJs
11. Capri Sun pouch beach tote
12. PB and J needle punch tote
13. Light-up Christmas jar
14. Grocery bag crochet tote
15. Learn to sew book binding
16. Paint chip notebooks
17. Halloween shrine
18. No sew fleece blanket for my boyfriend
19. Make soap
20. Make PJ bottoms out of this great sugar skull fleece I bought
21. Up-date son's scrapbook
22. Tree of Life pendant
23. Make some fridge magnets



24. Paint the blank nesting dolls I bought
25. Felted Halloween trick-or-treat bag
26. Carve my own stamp
27. Finish and frame flower needle punch
28. Finish jewelry box, line inside and make 2 levels
29. Make a scoodie
30. Fused Panda Express tote
31. Love Letter box
32. Make a sock monkey
33. Make acorn pull for bedroom light
34. Christmas tree card holder
35. Lavender scented rice bags
36. Button faeries



37. Refinish metal chairs
38. Make some ATCs
39. Owl book box
40. Fimo book keychain for swap
41. Owl wall art for OWS 45
42. Sugar skull head band
43. Voodoo doll pin cushion
44. Little skull box
45. Shrinky sugar skull earrings for OWS 45
46. Record earring holder for OWS 45, saw it first from rayno24
47. Hedgehog stuffie with little blanket
48. Fabric Covered Tacks



49. Another Paint Chip Notebook



50. Altered Altoid Tin



51. Key Holder



52. Jar of Whimsies



53. Siren Box








25/50


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: angelcallie on May 28, 2009 06:16:24 PM
Those magnets are adorable! Are those hedgehogs or porcupines?

I also love your key holder, it's so pretty!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on May 28, 2009 07:43:05 PM
wow i love all those projects QueenNinjaMonkey!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on May 28, 2009 08:28:25 PM
Thanks guys! They are hedgehogs, the fabric is so cute I can't wait to use the rest! I've been wanting to post pics forever, but I had to wait for my swap partners to receive.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: butterflyangel on May 28, 2009 08:44:42 PM
1.Bag for mom
2.bag for friend
3.infinity dress
4.infinity shirt
5.infinity skirt
6.slouchy mini dress
7 & 8.shirts for swap
9.cake for mom
10.cookie cake for friend
11.patchwork pillow
12."things that go together" box
13. birthday invitations
14. cami and panties
15. cupcakes
16.flower picture
17.may painting
18.aug painting
19.first save the date
20. money saving box...thingy lol


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on May 29, 2009 01:37:09 AM
Wow QueenNinjaMonkey! I love all your stuff


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: morrigan_le_faye on May 29, 2009 07:59:03 AM
One new project: How I cought really wild waters...

1. a nice belly warmer
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=296239.msg3371980#msg3371980

2. a yummy chocolate pie
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=297772.msg3393605#msg3393605

3. a lovely thread box
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=299909.msg3421676#msg3421676

4. a springy door wreath
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=299913.msg3421702#msg3421702

5. Easter cake
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=300855.msg3434156#msg3434156

6. wall decoration in my new craft room
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=304156.0

7. organize and paint my new craft room
8. medieval bag
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=303766.0

9. medieval cushion
10. Windowdecoration with crystals
11. red&withe quilt
12. a new 15. century gown
13. a red stool (papercraft)
14.  decorate my notebook
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=303764.0

15. sew several new curtains
16. make new Christmas decorations
17. make as may Christmas gifts as possible
18. a new renaissance gown
19. find a crafty solution to hide the cat's can
20. cook some jam and syrup
21. paint porcelain bowls
22. do more spinning
23. maybe some tabletweaving
24. learn to crochet
25. create a new pinboard
26. a new tablecloth with tassels
27. a new, victorain-style skirt
28. do some dyeing experiments
30. catch very wild waters..
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=307127.0


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on May 29, 2009 01:49:36 PM
Great stuff recently everyone! I feel rather behind... but now that classes are over I think I'll have some more time for crafts.

Here's #17, embroidered shirt for stitch81 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=307162.0) for the decorated shirt swap.





#18 is also done, but I'm waiting for confirmation that my partner has received before I post it.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: CraftNClutter on May 30, 2009 08:12:48 AM
May Gallery of Completed Projects

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3494355106/)
Project #17 - March Quilt Square (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/05/one-for-me-one-for-you-march-results.html)

I was perplexed when I received the burnt orange cotton print inspiration fabric, but I think this is my favorite square so far. I just happened across the vintage reproduction yellow fabric while tidying up my small fabric stash and it looked fabulous!


(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3498708518/in/photostream/)
Project #18 - Doggie Diaper Bag (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/05/machine-breaker.html)

We travel with our dog every few months, and I was getting really sick of toting around her stuff in an increasingly worn paper shopping bag so I finally did something about it. I tried to whip it out in the day and a half before we left for Easter, but it busted my machine with all it's layers. Once I got my machine repaired, it was a breeze to finish because all I had to do was top stitch the liner into the outer shell - just in time for a trip to my parent's for Mother's Day.


(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3497894469/in/photostream/)
Project #19 - Reuseable Dog Food Bag (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/05/green-pup.html)

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3497894953/in/photostream/)
Project # 20 - Reuseable Dog Treat Bag (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/05/green-pup.html)

In addition to the travel bag, I also sewed up a couple pouches to hold her food and treats so we wouldn't have to waste a tupperware or ziplock. What can I say, my dog is stylish and green!


(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3577441644/in/photostream/)
Project # 21 - April Quilt Square

I'm happy with the result of this square as well, though perhaps I should have chosen a different fabric for the upper right whirly gig. I still like it. I mean you cannot go wrong with blue, brown and cream, right?


I can't believe I'm doing so well. 21 projects completed in 21 weeks is awesome! Especially when I came so close, yet far enough not to make a last minute stride to finish last year. I even have 2 other projects started, both more time-consuming (a knit shrug and a quilt square comprised of 1.?" yo-yos - which in my calculation I'll need 49 for a square times 2 squares).


Are any of you gals using flickr? I was thinking of creating a "50 in 2009 Challenge" group. Would anyone be interested in adding to it when you upload your pics?


Interested in finding out more about my projects? Click the "project name" under each picture!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: holistic knitter on May 30, 2009 09:05:41 AM
Love the idea of the bags for your dog
I have two dogs and when we go in the car I just stuff things in a carrier bag too - but now you have inspired me to make somethin more suitable.
Thanks ;0)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on May 31, 2009 12:33:49 PM
Love the March square, CraftNClutter!

My easy peasy partner has received, so I put up project 18, the crochet hook roll (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=307366.0) I made for her. (More pictures through the link)



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on May 31, 2009 02:15:16 PM
oooohhhh, I really like the hook roll!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on May 31, 2009 07:55:10 PM
I have #19 and #20!

#19 A mosaic that says create

Full post- https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=307419.0
#20 Was a beveled Glass Ornament I made in a class, but I put it in my bag when it was finished and I think it fell out somewhere :'( I will post pictures if I ever find it.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on June 01, 2009 01:16:18 AM

Are any of you gals using flickr? I was thinking of creating a "50 in 2009 Challenge" group. Would anyone be interested in adding to it when you upload your pics?
I use flickr. I think it'd be fun.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: pjherbert on June 01, 2009 09:58:46 AM
this was a Christmas promise, since I ran out of time, I broke my ankle on 12/30 so it had to be postponed until my sewing leg was healed, 2 surgeries later, here we go. This is my first large project for free motion quilting and it was a real buggar, it is about 5 1/2 by 4 3/4 feet.



Here's the thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=307169.msg3518013#msg3518013


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: CraftNClutter on June 01, 2009 11:31:25 AM
I started a Flickr group for 50 in 2009!

http://www.flickr.com/groups/50in2009 (http://www.flickr.com/groups/50in2009)

If you use Flickr, why not come and share your projects.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: pjherbert on June 01, 2009 09:59:23 PM
#18 - I spent the last 7 hours cleaning and reorganizing my craftroom and fabric cabinet! I feel like I have been shopping, all of the fabric that has been buried for so long has been refolded and now it has resurfaced! hehe, my husband said, "yes all that fabric is nice, now turn it into something". He doesn't understand the need to have a "par level". :D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on June 02, 2009 05:19:12 AM
#18 - I spent the last 7 hours cleaning and reorganizing my craftroom and fabric cabinet! I feel like I have been shopping, all of the fabric that has been buried for so long has been refolded and now it has resurfaced! hehe, my husband said, "yes all that fabric is nice, now turn it into something". He doesn't understand the need to have a "par level". :D

I SO need to reorganize my room.  I have 'organized piles' everywhere, though I DO know what is in all of them, they are project piles, really :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: crafts4others on June 02, 2009 08:54:07 AM
hehe, my husband said, "yes all that fabric is nice, now turn it into something". He doesn't understand the need to have a "par level". :D

my husband says this every time I buy fabric! lol


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on June 03, 2009 01:57:30 AM
Craftster picture hosting doesn't like me today so I'll have to link to blog posts for my latest bits & pieces

for my online friend Kari
http://kookie-craftsin09.blogspot.com/2009/05/30.html

For my husbands cousin Ellen
http://kookie-craftsin09.blogspot.com/2009/05/31.html

I can't seem to get my sewing groove on  :( I've cut out HALF of a dress for myself, have a recon' skirt I need to hem and embellish and have a desperate need for summer tops & shorts because last years shorts no longer fit me - oops! But all I want to do is make doilies  ::) seriously, I've also started crocheting myself a lovely cotton cardigan with bell sleeves & even working with DK yarn & a 4mm hook feels like rope & a fence post!!

******

1.Lap blanket for my 3 yr old nephew complete

2.Blanket for my 21 yr old  son complete

3. berets x 2 complete

4.Snowflake afghan complete
http://www.artoftangle.com/snowflake.htm

5.Shawler for ME! - FROGGED!  restarted on Feb 23rd and 50% complete  Smiley FINISHED!! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11979223

6.  two hats for Ellen - complete

7.Bag for Joyce - complete

8. Wash cloths & bath puffs - always come in handy   5 cloths and a coaster plus 5 cloths with pan scrubbers - complete

9. BICO crochet baby cardi - complete

10. Irish Lace scarf from Lion Brand - complete

11. crocheted crochet hook holder complete

12. crochet mesh grocery bag complete

13.  Granny square cardigan for me complete

14.  Apple Blossom 10" doily - complete

15. shawl pin complete

16. crocheted bag for sons gf complete

17. crochet thread butterfly x2 - complete

18. grocery bags x2 complete

19. blankets for Amy-Leigh - a collaboration with many wonderful generous ladies - complete

20. JoAnns raffle gift - washcloths & soaps and calorimetry head band complete

21. Vickys raffle gift - dishcloth, pan scrubber, grocery bag complete

22.  hearts  10" doily - complete

23.  a gift for Kari ?? ?? 3 x crochet bookmarks, 2 pairs of earrings - complete

24. baby bonnet & mesh cloche hat complete

25."julie" crochet cuff http://www.crochettoday.com/pdfs/JA08Pattern.pdf - complete

26. Comfort blanket for donation to hosp' 8/20 squares completed

27.  Mat for bedside table - complete

28. Soap - honey oat & coconut milk - complete (complete failure!!)

29. washcloths & bathroom goodies for Mary - complete

30. MY FIRST DOILY!!  - complete plus another matching one!

31. handmilled soaps - complete

32. Lace Wheat doily - complete

33.  Pretty in Pink doily -complete

34.  A blanket for "BOB" my sisters jeep

35. hexagon scrapghan

36. Broomstick lace scarf - in progress

37. Wrap around pants x 2

38. scatter cushions or just cushion covers x 4.

39. summery smock top for me

40.Blanket for Mum & Dad - in progress

41. gift for Toni - doily - complete  ;D

42. Cotton cardi for me - in progress

43. Summer dress - in progress

44. Recon' trousers to skirt - in progress

45.  Knitted washcloths & oatmeal milk bath for Sarah & Helen


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: alinaswedding on June 03, 2009 03:11:18 PM
50 PROJECTS?! Good gravy that's a lot.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on June 03, 2009 04:40:00 PM
New updates!


1. Glass etching
2. Tree shrinky necklace
3. Bird Tray
4. Mummy monkey stuffie
5. Grapefruit Brown Sugar Scrub
6. Cassette tape change purse
7. Origami stars
8. Magazine/gum wrapper folded purse
9. Ghost in a jar
10. Quilt for my son using his out grown Mario T-shirts and PJs
11. Capri Sun pouch beach tote
12. PB and J needle punch tote
13. Light-up Christmas jar
14. Grocery bag crochet tote
15. Learn to sew book binding
16. Paint chip notebooks
17. Halloween shrine
18. No sew fleece blanket for my boyfriend
19. Make soap
20. Make PJ bottoms out of this great sugar skull fleece I bought
21. Up-date son's scrapbook
22. Tree of Life pendant
23. Make some fridge magnets
24. Paint the blank nesting dolls I bought
25. Felted Halloween trick-or-treat bag
26. Carve my own stamp
27. Finish and frame flower needle punch
28. Finish jewelry box, line inside and make 2 levels
29. Make a scoodie
30. Fused Panda Express tote
31. Love Letter box
32. Make a sock monkey
33. Make acorn pull for bedroom light
34. Christmas tree card holder
35. Lavender scented rice bags
36. Button faeries
37. Refinish metal chairs
38. Make some ATCs
39. Owl book box
40. Fimo book keychain for swap
41. Owl wall art for OWS 45
42. Sugar skull head band
43. Voodoo doll pin cushion
44. Little skull box
45. Shrinky sugar skull earrings for OWS 45
46. Record earring holder for OWS 45, saw it first from rayno24
47. Hedgehog stuffie with little blanket
48. Fabric Covered Tacks
49. Another Paint Chip Notebook
50. Altered Altoid Tin
51. Key Holder
52. Jar of Whimsies
53. Siren Box
54. Pin Cushion






26/50


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on June 03, 2009 05:45:24 PM
50 PROJECTS?! Good gravy that's a lot.

Not really, if one starts in Jan of the year, that's less than a project a week...and many projects can be done in a short amount of time, like zip pouches or small wallets :) 


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: crafty gurll on June 03, 2009 09:45:45 PM
If I counted I'm probably at 50 already! :D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on June 04, 2009 04:06:52 AM
project 32


1.25mm hook
#10 thread
6.5" across unblocked
made for my online friend Toni who won the monthly prize draw on a forum we frequent. Toni is the lady who encouraged me to try thread crochet & has been a proper enabler by sending me patterns & thread through the post  ;D

I'm hoping to have my trousers to skirt recon' completed today as well


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: angelcallie on June 05, 2009 09:15:51 PM
1. Tardis pillow (finished jan 5)
2. Siamese cat pillow (finished jan 7)
3. Cthulhu scarf (finished . . . early jan sometime)
4. Tenth Doctor Doll (late Jan)
5. L doll (late Jan, too, I think)
6. Ganesh doll (mid March)
7. Om wallet (mid March) (for OTT 21)
8. Ninth Doctor Doll
9. my first poppet, Tate
10. large personal swap item - Stuffed Dragon
11. medium personal swap item - Arthur Doll
12. medium personal swap item - Merlin Doll
13. small personal swap item - Sword in Stone Pincushion
14. small personal swap item - Eureka Needlebook
15. Jacket for a friend
16. Poppet #2 Tigan
17. Stuffie swap item - Chakotay Doll
18. Jim Henson Swap item Large, Jen the Gelfling Doll
19. Jim Henson Swap item Medium, Cookie Monster cookie jar
20. Jim Henson Swap item Small, muppety magnets
21. Applique messenger bag
22. Pajama Shorts (with rockets and atoms on!)
23. Little ribbon tote for Mom
24. Wrap Pants - Capri!length

25. Shakespeare Swap Item Large - waiting for partner to receive
26. Shakespeare Swap Item Medium - waiting for partner to receive
27. Shakespeare Swap Item Small - waiting for partner to receive
28. Old School Nickelodeon Swap Item Large - waiting for partner to receive
29. Old School Nickelodeon Swap Item Medium - waiting for partner to receive
30. Old School Nickelodeon Swap Item Small - waiting for partner to receive
31. Fresh Baked Hearth Bread for Grandfather's 80th Birthday


there it is all "wrapped"

He's 80 so he pretty much has everything, but he misses having home baked bread (my grandma passed many years ago and he is of and old school of men who do not bake) so I made him some :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: crafts4others on June 06, 2009 06:52:26 AM
I am sure that he will enjoy the bread. It looks really good, that reminds me I have some bread mixes that need to be made in my bread machine. Nothing like warm fresh bread, yum  ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on June 06, 2009 01:11:35 PM
that bread looks really nice, how easy is the recipe?


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: angelcallie on June 06, 2009 04:59:55 PM
It's a really simple recipe. 1 cup warm water, 1 tablespoon sugar, I tbsp/packet yeast, bit of salt, 6 cups flour. Proof the yeast in the sugar water, add some of the flour, then the salt, then all but like 3/4 cup flour (use that when you knead it out). Ta-da, basically. It goes on 375 (I think) for about a half hour, 40 mins. Pretty easy, but it does take all morning when you let it go through two or three risings.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on June 07, 2009 12:48:42 AM
An update :D
21. miniature book...so mini I can't find it to take photos  :'( It's my first book.
22-26. Spell My Name Swap. Even though I made seven items I'm going to consider this five...to balance out all the tiny things I have been listing. Here's a pic of my favorite item that I made. More photos can be found in the gallery.

I'm a little more than halfway there and so if 2009! Exciting.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: crafts4others on June 07, 2009 08:27:44 PM
I have embroidered my nieces name on a mini purse that I got for her. Once I have washed the purse I will mail it to her in Iowa, it was for her 2nd birthday which was last week. I have also started hand quilting a pot holder for my grandmother belated birthday. We will see how that comes out since I am new at hand-quilting!

projects done 4/50
In Progress: 1 hand-quilted pot holder


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on June 08, 2009 01:21:36 PM
#33 - I just can't get past thos doily addiction!
I call this one Pretty in Pink, the booklet it came from calls it Model 15


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: pjherbert on June 09, 2009 12:19:40 AM
Crochet Beaded Necklace - photo coming soon
2 sock monkeys and 2 blankets for the charity unswap

previous items
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=285023.msg3454083;topicseen#msg3454083
2 pillows with crocheted names for a personal swap
3 preemie hats and 3 matching blankets for the Make for a Charity Unswap
4 Cell phone charms
2 pairs earrings
3 Beaded crochet bracelets
1 Birthday Dinner for 10, Stuffed Pizza, YUM
Christine's quilt

22 of 50!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on June 09, 2009 07:33:38 AM
i love those sock monkeys!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on June 09, 2009 11:35:13 AM
Love the sock monkeys with their blanket  ;D
I'm not counting this one as a project as it was such a quick & easy little thing but I'm showing it off here anyway  ;)


http://justanothercrochetsite.net/chignoncvr.html


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on June 12, 2009 08:13:28 PM
My next three!

21) Stained Glass Cross


22) Bird Stained Glass Window


23) Lino print


Can you tell I just took a stained glass class ;)
All these have full posts :)



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: PepsiTwist on June 12, 2009 08:15:35 PM
WOW I LOVE THE BIRD STAINED GLASS!!! Good Job!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on June 13, 2009 05:53:17 AM
Stained glass is SO beautiful, what a great job!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on June 13, 2009 04:07:54 PM
Smuckers I love it all but I'm hugely impressed by the lino print.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: anitacj on June 16, 2009 09:52:53 AM
I am soooo far behind I don't think I'll make 50  :-[.There is soooo much drama going on in my life right now I can hardly think.I've had 2 deaths in thefamily in 2 weeks.PlusI found out that my aunt is in really bad shape.And all I seem to be getting lately is bad news.I am soo down I just can't get motivated to work on anything.I started to paint my pillowcase purse/tote or whatever you want to call it.And I can't seem to get motivated to workon it anymore.So  this is the latest update I think I'm 6 for 50  :-[.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on June 17, 2009 07:40:59 AM
Don't worry anitacj...I consider it more of a loose goal than a deadline. Even if you were really set on it I bet it motivated you to do more than you would have done. Just keep crafting for the joy of it...As much as I love crafting I sometimes do not enjoy the process because it becomes work and not play. It's a shame that this year is being really tough for you. If you are really set on working on something maybe you can make something nice for your aunt. I don't know what kind of shape she is in but I am sure she would like something to make her more comfortable if she is in the hospital.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Riechan on June 22, 2009 09:10:03 AM
1. Make another elphie doll to sell (+ make a lot of things to sell and than make an etsy shop )
2. Make myself a headband
3. Try out a crochet pattern
4. Stencil a “Waiting for Godot” shirt for my brother *started*
5. Make a paper rose for my mum
6. Finish my corset
7. Finish my bag
8. Skirt out of beautiful flower fabric
9.  Make a Handbound book to write in about swaps
10. Make a Record bowl
11. Make a little book about the Japanese alphabet (Hiragana and Katakana)
12. Get my ears pierced (I think that belongs here too :p)
13. Make a Chunky bracelet
14. Make a Junk necklace
15. Make a Polymar clay usbstick cover
16. Reuse some magazine to make beads
17. Make a Paper magazine container for my bags
18. Finish my cat drawing
19. Make a oilpainting
20. Make a Beaded ring
21. Make some hair clips for me and to sell
22. Use my newspaper yarn to crochet something
23. Cover a wooden bracelet with paper
24. Stencil myself a Anime shirt
25. Stencil myself a Wicked shirt
26. Stencil myself a Drama shirt
27. Make an anime doll *started*
28. Try out my new doll book
29. Try to make a little quilt
30. Make a dress out of my striped shirt
31. Update my Dawanda shop and try to sell at least 1 thing
32. Practice my crochet skills
33. Make a spider necklace
34. Make a little spiderring or at least try
35. Make a button ring
36. Make a wire ring
37. Make a origami star bracelet
38. Make something out of the wood that’s been lying in my mum her car’s trunk (it’s flat wood like mdf, if anyone has ideas ;) )
39. Fuse some plastic bags
40. Use the fused plastic bags to make something
41. Make a laptop cover
42. Try to make a stamp
43. Use some of the buttons in my stash to make a flower button or something
44. Update my wist
45. Use some of the tutorials I have on my pc to make something
46. Make a scoodie
47. Use some quotes I love to brighten up my dorm wall
48. Make a capalet
49. Make a little felt monster
50. Make wooden earrings for my friend

the record bowl was alot easier than I thought :D
I just put it in the oven, came back  after 3 minutes and found a bowl

and this is the anime doll I have started



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raslalique on June 22, 2009 08:51:14 PM
Sorry to hear you are having a hard time anitacj. Don't let this challenge stress you. Take some time for yourself. I am praying for you.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: klum78 on June 24, 2009 03:53:44 PM
Update: I'm up to 26 29.

 1. toddler bibs
 2. Weekender Type bag for best friend
 3. bedside caddy
 4. fabric bucket:
    https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289769.0
 5. DD's Valentines for school
 6. dress for me
 7. fabric book for DS
 8. backdrop for photoshoots
 9. cat bed
 10. patchwork rainbow skirt for DD's birthday
 11. Amy Butler hat for DS
 12. 4 singlet shopping bags for DD's teacher gifts
 13. 10 zippered pouches for SS Swap
 14. 24 Valentines for the V-Day Card Swap
 15. 22 quilt blocks for LQS4
 16. Tea Wallet for Mom's Birthday
 17. 3 fabric bookmarks for Mom's Birthday
 18. skirt for MG
 19. 3 travel shoe bags (only 2 pictured)
 20. Weekender for Me!
 21. 2 sleep masks
 22. 10 travel shoe bags for SSS18
 23. quilt for PK:


 24. wrap skirt for me:


 25. doorstop for DD's room
 26. 2 i-spy games
 27. 9 bookmarks
 28. shorts for DS
 29. 2 zippered pouches

To Do List:
- decorated kitchen towels
- roly-nesters for JT: http://www.studiokatdesigns.com/rolynester-instructions.pdf
- Kimono top/dress for DD: http://habitual.wordpress.com/kimono/
- fabric boxes: http://www.designspongeonline.com/2009/01/diy-project-kates-fabric-boxes.html
- dog toys from fleece
- this scarf: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=67366.msg656127;topicseen#msg656127
- backseat organizer: http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat13851&PRODID=xprd130240
- nap mat for DD
- patchwork bucket hat for DS
- diaper bag for JK
- quilt for MW
- cushions for the bench in the kitchen
- stenciled dandilion shirt for me
- stenciled Harley shirt for DH
- thread catcher: http://www.wists.com/klum78/64035c0eeff2a4367af6fcb2404c577b?offset=280
- stockings for the family (4)
- make DS a cute outfit like so: http://www.wists.com/klum78/50705a8afd1507c6b484c219b45c816a?offset=160
-  new sleep sack for DS
-  dog bed
-  felt food- pizza (everything is cut out)
-  dress for DD
- Waste Bin: http://iliketomakestuff.blogspot.com/2008/02/waste-bin-tutorial.html
- fingertip oven mitt: http://www.savvyseams.com/apt/mitts.php#finger
- recipe organizer
- complete 12 pages for DS's scrapbook
- canvas growth chart
- quilt for mom's birthday (2/23)
- quilt for mom and stepdad's anniversary (4/12)
- finish living room quilt
- picnic quilt
- rag rug
- new bag for mm
- finish DD's quilt
- zipper pouch for DD's markers and colored pencils


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on June 24, 2009 03:57:04 PM
Love that wrap skirt!

I have stagnated on my list of stuff...but I still have about 5 months to do the rest of it :)  Got wrapped up into 5 swaps going on at once again, so...will get back on track as soon as I get some of those out of the way.  Like I said before, I am not going to include projects made for swaps in the remainder of my list, it needs to be all personal for anything left!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: klum78 on June 24, 2009 09:00:31 PM
Love that wrap skirt!

Thanks!  The pattern was from Heather Ross' Weekend Sewing.  I am in love with that book!  I want to make almost every single thing in it. 


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on June 25, 2009 05:01:39 AM
Great!  Thanks for the info, I'm going to look that book up right now :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: angelcallie on June 25, 2009 09:39:04 AM
1. Tardis pillow (finished jan 5)
2. Siamese cat pillow (finished jan 7)
3. Cthulhu scarf (finished . . . early jan sometime)
4. Tenth Doctor Doll (late Jan)
5. L doll (late Jan, too, I think)
6. Ganesh doll (mid March)
7. Om wallet (mid March) (for OTT 21)
8. Ninth Doctor Doll
9. my first poppet, Tate
10. large personal swap item - Stuffed Dragon
11. medium personal swap item - Arthur Doll
12. medium personal swap item - Merlin Doll
13. small personal swap item - Sword in Stone Pincushion
14. small personal swap item - Eureka Needlebook
15. Jacket for a friend
16. Poppet #2 Tigan
17. Stuffie swap item - Chakotay Doll
18. Jim Henson Swap item Large, Jen the Gelfling Doll
19. Jim Henson Swap item Medium, Cookie Monster cookie jar
20. Jim Henson Swap item Small, muppety magnets
21. Applique messenger bag
22. Pajama Shorts (with rockets and atoms on!)
23. Little ribbon tote for Mom
24. Wrap Pants - Capri!length

25. Shakespeare Swap Item Large
26. Shakespeare Swap Item Medium
27. Old School Nickelodeon Swap Item Large
28. Old School Nickelodeon Swap Item Medium
29. Old School Nickelodeon Swap Item Small
30. Fresh Baked Hearth Bread for Grandfather's 80th Birthday
31. Stargate swap item small -waiting for partner to receive
32. Stargate swap item medium - waiting for partner to receive
33. Stargate swap item large - waiting for partner to receive
34. Sundress for sister's friend - waiting for her to come try it on so I can take a picture
35. Link Poppet, in progress (just have to make his clothes)
Large for Nickelodeon swap, a Salute Your Shorts tote with applique (which I kick myself for taking this picture before I realized I had spelled Anawanna wrong because I did fix it and send it with correct spelling)


Medium for Nickelodeon, Beets "Killer Tofu" clutch (I'm on an applique kick right now :))


My favorite thing I've made lately, a Killer Cactus from Hey Dude as the small for my Nickelodeon swap


Large for Shakespeare swap, a painted box. I painted a quote from Twelfth Night along the outside as well.


Medium for Shakespeare swap, a bleach t-shirt. I might try to make a stencil for the text next time I do something like this, though I do sort of like the handwritten feel. At least for shakespeare. And my Will stencil got a bit blurry because I had never done bleach stencilling before and I put a bit too much down in one spot and it spread. Still kinda fun, though.


I made these bookmarks for the small on my Shakespeare swap, but they're so little I'm not going to count them


Yay! Lots of stuff.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on June 26, 2009 09:52:55 AM
OKAY  I totally havent updated in like 2 months.  Ive had a LOT going on personally, so things have been sluggish, but should pick up soon!

updating, lets see what ive gotten done lately (if anything!)

okay, here goes...(ignore the numbers being all off because of things scratched and added)

1.  Pac-man shoes done!
2.  Valentines frame with conversation hearts done!

4. swap item 1 ** done!
5. swap item 2 ** done!
6.  swap item 3 ** done!
7.  set of small painted canvases with critters
8.  set of medium painted canvases with wedding poem and book excerpt done!

10.  fibromyalgia-related craft
11.  sexual assault awareness craft for me
12.  sexual assault awareness craft for my husband
13.  handpainted cami and panty set
14.  ted neeley is my homeboy shirt done!! yay!!
15.  roy orbison/my grandma tribute item done!!  yay!!
16.  painted picture frame (done with owls on the front) for swap (shop the swap) done!
17.  another painted frame (with fleur-de-lis looking things) for swap (also shop the swap)
18.  mug for swap painted with mario bros.
19.  mug for swap painted with zelda
20.  mug for husband with us on it mug for husband with a transformer on it (let's be honest, he'll like that more)
21.  top recon so itll work with sexy v-day dress! done!
22.  flower pot and pens for mom's birthday done!

22.  handmade card for brother's birthday done!
23.  make a family-opoly for dad for birthday scratched for now
24.  painted mirror for mom's birthday scratched for now
25.  painted vase for m-i-l for mothers day scratched for now
26.  painted birdhouse for f-i-l for father's day scratched for now
27.  painted mirror for sister's birthday done!
28.  painted mirror for s-i-l's birthday
29.  scrabble board with love words for friend's anniversary
30.  painted martini glasses for friend's birthday
31.  Where the Wild Things Are shirt for nephew's birthday
32.  Favorite Quotes Swap object (large) - done!
33.  Favorite Quotes Swap object medium done!
34.  Favorite Quotes Swap object small - done!
35.  Card for other brother! - done!
36.  Set of painted wineglasses for charity silent auction done!
37.  Set of painted cups and saucers for charity silent auction  done!

39.  Harry Potter Swap large object done!
40.  Harry Potter Swap medium object done!

42.  Chemistry-related polymer clay chess set for brother
43.  Hand-drawn Disney characters memory game for nephew
41.  Jim Henson swap item large done!
42.  Jim Henson swap item medium done!
43.  Jim Henson swap item small #1 done
44.  Jim Henson swap item small #2 done!
45.  decorate 3 canvas bags for reusable shopping bags
46.  10 postcards with secrets for Post Secret Round 8 done!
47.  octopus shoes for shop the swap done!
48.  President Obama-related item for husband
49.  painted shirts for Disney trip - 7 adult and 5 kids! done! whew!
50.  painted mug for boss
51.  another pair of pacman shoes for shop the swap  done!
52.  scrapbook for mother done!


only 30 done (although with 12 painted shirts counting as 1, Im comfortable with that)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on June 26, 2009 10:34:28 AM
I've been in the same boat, rockmygypsysoul.  I only have 30 done, and things have been nuts  :P  I have actually still be crafting, I just committed to ONLY doing friends, family and items for ME on the remains of my to-do for this year...so, technically I am A LOT closer to the 50 if I were to count those!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on June 27, 2009 04:30:01 PM
Project 19, for my mom's birthday, she's been using this wad of yarn as a keychain so I made her something a little sweeter. The date is on the back, and I left the top corner open so it just fits a tube of chapstick.



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on June 28, 2009 08:48:58 AM
cute keychain! I love sunflowers!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: hotty_blond2000 on June 28, 2009 01:05:28 PM
 1. yellow wire wrapped bracelet
 2. Rapunzel scarfs
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289908.0
 3. 3 glass beaded stretch bracelets
 4. added earwires to blue earrings that were unfinished
 5. redid boyfriends necklace because it broke
January Total: bracelets = 4; necklaces = 1; earrings = 1; Rapunzel scarves = 7

 6. Floppy disk boxes - doesn't count as me doing because I had the boyfriend glue them. I just removed labels.
 7. pink shell and green cat eye beaded spring necklace and earring set
 8. purple shell and green cat eye beaded spring necklace and earring set
 9. purple, red, and black beaded  necklace and earring set
10. blue and green cat eye spring necklace
11. plastic stretch bead bracelets (9 of them)
12. a couple more necklaces
13. Crafty Housewares Tutorial Listing
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=291886.0
14. brainstormed future business name and began devising a banner. Although I may not start one till next year.
15. posted almost all of recent projects
16. 16 plastic beaded stretch bracelets  (pix will be uploaded tomorrow - when batteries done charging
17. 2 plastic beaded necklaces
*My man made me a wood burned plaque with the symbol for Love for Valentines
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=291957.0
18. 2 more plastic beaded stretch bracelets
19. Fixed up my man's media binder
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=294101.0
20. Blue and orange plastic beaded necklace
21. 1 stretch bracelet, and
22. blue lace headband
February Total: 28 bracelets = ; 8 necklaces = ; 7 earrings = ; 32 headband pieces; 1 finished headband; David's binder fixup

21. pink, green yellow spring #2 necklace and earrings
22. sewed elastic on my new sandals so they'd stay on
23. pale green cat eye and pearlescent necklace
24. vintage gold, pastel w/ pendant from the boyfriend
25. my grandmas vintage gold necklace and matching earrings
26. 2 fairytale necklaces and 4 fairytale earrings
27. green, silver, black necklace
28. 2 big white butterfly earrings
29. purple necklace
30. 2 pink flower, green center earrings
31. necklace - black pendant, links and chain
32. pink flower and green link chain necklace
33. purple slave bracelet
34. finished 1 butterfly earrings - gave to boyfriend's sister
35. pink flower slave bracelet
March Total: 2 bracelets = ; 11 necklaces = ; 11 earrings = ; 2 butterfly pendants; 2 headband pieces

35. finished coffee painting
36. finished "wordpad" cookie sheet for swap
37. finished the business card box for swap
38. finished wood sign
39. finished bookmarks
40. finished light blue disk necklace
April Total: 2 necklaces = ; 9 earrings = ;
 Items for Another Crafty Detective Swap: 10 earrings, 2 bracelets, coffee painting, "wordpad" cookie sheet, business card box,
bookmarks

41. 2 strand red and black bracelet
42. blue earrings - using vintage earring bits (from my grandma's old jewelry)
43. Long glass pearl necklace
44. black and green stone like necklace
45. Wooden flower pendant necklace
46. 3 strand necklace
47. Fancy charm bracelet

========= New Stuff ============
May
48. 12th 5 earrings, 11 bracelets -stretch and toggle clasped
(http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_3787.jpg) (http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_3808.jpg)
(http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_3809.jpg) (http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_3810.jpg)
(http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_3811.jpg) (http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_3813.jpg)
(http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_3815.jpg)

49. 22nd finished 2 earrings
(http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_3880.jpg) (http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_3882.jpg)

50. 24th finished peacock colored necklace
(http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_3872.jpg)

51. 25th finished 3 bracelets, 3 pairs of earrings

52. 27th finished yellow butterfly bracelet, red acrylic necklace
(http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_3890.jpg)
May Total: 16 bracelets = ; 5 necklaces = ; 12 earrings = ;

June
53. 1st finished yellow jasper necklace
(http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_3924.jpg)

54. 2nd finished purple and gold necklace
(http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_4076.jpg)

55. 5th finished blue square bracelet, and purple green necklace key
(http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_4058.jpg) (http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_4074.jpg)

56. 15th finished 4 necklaces (blue turq & pearl, blue stone pearl butterly, green silver, green advertine & pearl)
     finished 5 earrings (yellow & orange bulb, blue flower, pale blue butterfly, white round)
(http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_4108.jpg) (http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_4113.jpg)
(http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_4117.jpg) (http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_4120.jpg)
(http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_4122.jpg) (http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_4125.jpg)
(http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_4127.jpg) (http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_4129.jpg)

(( 57. 22nd finished 1 necklace
   58. 25th finished 1 necklace, 1 earrings
   59. 27th finished 1 necklace
 pictures to come later                      ))

June Total: 6 bracelets = ; 13 necklaces = ; 6 earrings = ;


link to all jewelry made this year:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=291966.0


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on June 28, 2009 05:59:38 PM
Thanks for posting your jewelery. It inspired me for a piece that I sketched out to make in the future :) (though I don't know when that will be)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: FunThreads on June 30, 2009 06:38:55 AM
Wow! I just posted item #44. I never realized how much I make in a year. And that's only the big  note worthy stuff. I still have all my holiday crafting to do too ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: morrigan_le_faye on July 02, 2009 03:40:28 AM
Hi Folks!
I'm back!  ;D I was pretty occupied writing my school leaving examination. Jeah, I graduated!  ;D ;D ;D

And there is time now to do some new projects!
Here are my latest ones:

1. a nice belly warmer
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=296239.msg3371980#msg3371980

2. a yummy chocolate pie
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=297772.msg3393605#msg3393605

3. a lovely thread box
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=299909.msg3421676#msg3421676

4. a springy door wreath
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=299913.msg3421702#msg3421702

5. Easter cake
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=300855.msg3434156#msg3434156

6. wall decoration in my new craft room
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=304156.0

7. organize and paint my new craft room
8. medieval bag
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=303766.0
9. medieval cushion
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=311472.0


10. Window decoration with crystals
11. red&withe quilt
12. a new 15. century gown
13. a red stool (paper craft)
14.  decorate my notebook
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=303764.0

15. sew several new curtains
16. make new Christmas decorations
17. make as may Christmas gifts as possible
18. a new renaissance gown
19. find a crafty solution to hide the cat's can
20. cook some jam and syrup
21. paint porcelain bowls
22. do more spinning
23. maybe some tablet weaving
24. learn to crochet
25. create a new pin board
26. a new tablecloth with tassels
27. a new, Victorian-style skirt
28. do some dyeing experiments
30. catch very wild waters..
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=307127.0

31. Full moon necklace
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=311471.0


32. Cinnamon rolls
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=311474.0




Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on July 02, 2009 04:55:19 AM
That cinnamon roll is making me hella hungry!  YUM!  And I love the full moon necklace too :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: imafundork on July 02, 2009 08:14:11 AM
That cinnamon roll is making me hella hungry!  YUM!  And I love the full moon necklace too :)

I agree! That cinnamon roll looks divine!

I've totally slacked off on keeping track on my projects after #37, but I'm pretty certain I've made it to 50.  I'm going to go back and try to remember what all I've made.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on July 03, 2009 01:25:24 PM
#24- A lampshade made of Negatives



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on July 03, 2009 02:06:03 PM
Hey Smuckers, that's awesome!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on July 03, 2009 03:41:28 PM
Thank you!
It for the craftster contest this month!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: angelcallie on July 03, 2009 04:59:05 PM
That lamp shade is awesome!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Riechan on July 04, 2009 12:08:23 PM
1. Make another elphie doll to sell (+ make a lot of things to sell and than make an etsy shop )
2. Make myself a headband
3. Try out a crochet pattern
4. Stencil a “Waiting for Godot” shirt for my brother
5. Make a paper rose for my mum
6. Finish my corset
7. Finish my bag
8. Skirt out of beautiful flower fabric
9.  Make a Handbound book to write in about swaps
10. Make a Record bowl
11. Make a little book about the Japanese alphabet (Hiragana and Katakana)
12. Get my ears pierced (I think that belongs here too :p)
13. Make a Chunky bracelet
14. Make a Junk necklace
15. Make a Polymar clay usbstick cover
16. Reuse some magazine to make beads
17. Make a Paper magazine container for my bags
18. Finish my cat drawing
19. Make a oilpainting
20. Make a Beaded ring
21. Make some hair clips for me and to sell
22. Use my newspaper yarn to crochet something
23. Cover a wooden bracelet with paper
24. Stencil myself a Anime shirt
25. Stencil myself a Wicked shirt
26. Stencil myself a Drama shirt
27. Make an anime doll *body finished*
28. Try out my new doll book
29. Try to make a little quilt
30. Make a dress out of my striped shirt
31. Update my Dawanda shop and try to sell at least 1 thing
32. Practice my crochet skills
33. Make a spider necklace
34. Make a little spiderring or at least try
35. Make a button ring
36. Make a wire ring
37. Make a origami star bracelet
38. Make something out of the wood that’s been lying in my mum her car’s trunk (it’s flat wood like mdf, if anyone has ideas ;) )
39. Fuse some plastic bags
40. Use the fused plastic bags to make something
41. Make a laptop cover
42. Try to make a stamp
43. Use some of the buttons in my stash to make a flower button or something
44. Update my wist
45. Use some of the tutorials I have on my pc to make something
46. Make a scoodie
47. Use some quotes I love to brighten up my dorm wall
48. Make a capalet
49. Make a little felt monster
50. Make wooden earrings for my friend
51. make a button bracelet like this: http://www.fashionclub.com/career-studio/diy/articles/200904/how-to-make-your-own-accessories-belt.shtml (http://www.fashionclub.com/career-studio/diy/articles/200904/how-to-make-your-own-accessories-belt.shtml)

Made my first stencilled shirt!! a request from my brother:


oh A time ago I also made some beads from paper but they are laying on my dorm and since it's vacation I can't show it to you :s


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: fairweatherknitter on July 04, 2009 08:34:45 PM
my son will be starting his second year of University and he said he will be studying Waiting for Godot to death.  I want that tshirt!
  I need to learn how to stencil..........sighs..
I am not crafty but I love to lurk on this site.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on July 04, 2009 10:56:48 PM
my son will be starting his second year of University and he said he will be studying Waiting for Godot to death.  I want that tshirt!
  I need to learn how to stencil..........sighs..
I am not crafty but I love to lurk on this site.
That's how it all starts....first you lurk without a username. Then you register. You bookmark things here and there. And then suddenly out of no where you can't contain yourself the next time you walk by some craft supplies. Happens all the time. ;) There are some really good stenciling tutorials on this site. I just started doing it myself and it's pretty simple.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on July 05, 2009 10:09:35 AM
I've got some projects to show, but they are for swaps so I can only show the one that's been received. # 23 was for OTT 22; I made this little zippered pouch from e.r.i.k.a's tutorial (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=22875.0).



There are some more pictures over in the gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=308631.msg3582672#msg3582672).


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: FunThreads on July 05, 2009 02:04:14 PM
#24- A lampshade made of Negatives


This is really awesome. How are they holding up with the heat of the lamp on them?


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on July 05, 2009 04:05:12 PM
#24- A lampshade made of Negatives


This is really awesome. How are they holding up with the heat of the lamp on them?

Well I plan on using next to my bed on my night stand, or on my dresser. (all the bedrooms, and the living room have no overhead lighting) I need to find a stand that is the right size. For the picture I took out the inside ring and put it over a larger light bulb (it is a pretty little lampshade) All that to say, I am not sure how it will hold up yet but I am curious to see.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: anitacj on July 07, 2009 08:04:24 AM
Just a update.Sorry haven;t been here for awhile,my stupid computer has been having issues .I'm 1/2 way done with my pillowcase purse.Just haven't felt like crafting lately.I'm having female issues and I just found out my dad might have lung cancer  :'(.So haven't felt like doing much.I am sooo far behind,I don't even know what # I'm on as far as completed projects. :-\.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on July 07, 2009 03:49:50 PM
Number 25 and 26!

#25- A Very Hungry Caterpillar Plate

Full Post

#26- Garden Markers



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on July 07, 2009 04:56:57 PM
Awww, I love the hungry catepillar plate!

I am hoping to get a project for myself squeezed in between the other projects I have been working on for swaps...here I go leaving myself out in the cold again for swap stuff!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: CraftNClutter on July 08, 2009 07:52:06 AM
June Gallery of Completed Projects

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3579947590/) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3579947264/in/photostream/)
Project #22 - Mr & Mrs Face Masks (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/05/use-protection.html)

A little inside joke wedding present for my boss on her wedding day. H1N1 became huge news just a day or two after they had booked their honeymoon to Mexico, so I thought it was appropriate to outfit the bride & groom in "protective" face masks to coordinate with their wedding colors and graphic elements.


(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3637748020/)
Project #23 - French Press Cozy (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/06/hot-hot-hot.html)

A quick knit Father's Day present, after dad complained though the coffee was good, his new french press didn't keep it warm for very long. By the time father's day rolled around, he had already broken the press…of course!


(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3685168702/)
Project #24 - May Quilt Square

Longest quilt square ever! 49 handmade 1.5" yo-yos, hand stitched together, then onto a backing fabric (times 2). It will be a VERY long time until I make another yo-yo.



Interested in finding out more about my projects? Click the "project name" under each picture!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on July 09, 2009 05:38:22 PM
I finally managed to complete another project for me :)  An apron top!  My first, made with my own pattern traced out from tissue paper  *LOVE*








UPDATED:

1. recon purse from blue and white print dress
2. reversible totebag from IKEA tree fabric
3. reversible shopping bag from mint green gingham
4. unlined fabric shopping bag - mint gingham
5. large hobo bag
6. New Look 6871 pattern - view D
7. Maxi halter dress - Simplicity 2642
8. halter top from my own pattern
9. sewing machine cover
10. serger cover
11. reversible totebag for my mother
12. reversible totebag for MIL - butterflies
13. totebag for my wife - orange and blue IKEA fabric
14. Amy Butler Birdie sling
15. Amy Butler weekender bag
16. Dashiki for me - batik gauze
17. Smock top - kelly green and white floral
18. Smock dress - red, orange and yellow stripes
19. recon smock top from Avenue skirt
20. applique totebag(s) (may be more than one!)
21. reversible totebag for me from red leave/mint green fabric
22. apron for me
23. apron for my wife
24. recon t-shirt skirt
25. recon t-shirt tote - test bag, may generate more projects
26. needlebook
27. bead embellished zip pouch 
28. mend Pier One throw w/ decorative stitching
29. Apron top
30. Tiered skirt OR strip skirt
31. Junk necklace
32. Valentine's charm bracelet for me
33. Valentine's charm bracelet for my wife
34. Valentine's charm/junk necklace for my wife
35. frog stuffie with musical button for preggie friend
36. recon corduroy pants with insets in the sides
37. infinity dress
38. snap wallets (number is limitless!)
39. craft apron with pockets
40. charm necklace and earrings set in black/red
41. pink rose flower head wreath
42. Dashiki for Destash swap
43. Nautical zip pouch for Destash swap
44. Flowers/vines zip pouch for Destash swap
45. Owl tote for Tree swap
46. IKEA flowers tote for FOCR R5
47. Tree applique from LGBT swap
48. Green, blue, purple dangle bracelet
49. Purse for Fill a Purse R4
50. Purple wrap pants


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: pjherbert on July 09, 2009 08:29:02 PM
Love it! the tie in the back is awesome. ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on July 15, 2009 12:41:41 AM
My partner received a while ago for the language swap.
27. A-Z book in German

28. Personalized Journal with teaching how to write in Japanese
29. Decoupaged frame with German phrase

More WIPs to be posted in the future :D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: DeannaLynn06 on July 15, 2009 05:31:11 PM
I have been gone for awhile not being very crafty. I decided that July was a good month to get back to my craftyness so I did. I have changed my focus a little, I now want to make as much baby stuff and Christmas stuff as I can done, so that when I have my baby in November I don't have to worry about it. I also want to finish all my WIP before then (yeah right I really don't think this will happen, but one can dream)


Sunflower lunch tote - Fabric Cut
Birds of Paradise lunch tote - fabric cut
3 different grocery bags - fabric cut
Monkey blanket - fabric cut
Hawaiian quilted tote -Fabric Cut
Apple apron - Fabric Cut
Polka Dot apron for ASG Meeting
2 market bags - Fabric Cut
Apron for best friend
16 Burb cloths - Fabric Cut
5 different purses and totes - Fabric Cut
Various Baby projects


Done So Far:
1. Eat Sleep Sew iron on applique t-shirt
2. Pink PJ bottoms
3. Pink Applique PJ Top
4. Pink Plaid Lounge pants
5. 5 Cloth lunch sacks (for Sweat Shoppe Swap 17)
6. Black Lounge Pants
7. Magnet Set
8. Craft words Magnets
9. Grey Polka Dot Market Tote
10. 2 pillow slip covers
11. 45"x58" quilt
12. Pink Apron
13-16. 2 Pot holders
17. Perpetual Calendar from Cannon Park Printables
18. Blue Stripped Lounge Pants
19. Pink Heather Lounge Pants
20. Apple Thermal Lounge Pants
21-22. Quilted Pillow Slip covers
23. Fingerless Gloves
24. Red Crocheted Blanket
25. Brown Crocheted Scarf
26. Pink T-shirt lounge pants
27. Blue Knit Lounge pants
28. Owl Purse
29. Owl Wallet (matches purse)
30. Pot Holder
31. Oven Mitt
32. 2 placemats
33. Picnic Tote bag
34. Belkar stenciled Shirt
35. small log cabin quilt 34"x34"
36. Market tote bag
36-38. Crocheted Wash cloths
39-43. Table cloths for Birthday party
44. 4 little girl ribbon barrettes
45-47. Size 2T little girl night gowns
48. 4 Placemats
49. Half apron
50. 3 appliqued kitchen towels
51-52. 2 Pin boards to make woven items on

NEW:
53. Stenciled T-shirt for myself


54. Children's closet organizer hangers
55. Magnetic Perpetual Calendar

I would count these as more projects but they were too easy and not a lot to them:
56. 5 Hooded baby towels
57. 16 reusable baby wipes
58. 4 Iron on baby onesies


59. 3 stenciled baby onesies





Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on July 15, 2009 05:34:23 PM
WOW!  You've been busy, Deanna :)  And congrats on the little one coming soon!  Love the little onsies and the various animals.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: rlynn on July 18, 2009 08:55:37 PM
I know its late in the game but could i join?  I've been doing great in the swap arena, but the winter holidays are right around the corner and I haven't started one gift.  i need something to hold me accountable. 


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on July 19, 2009 09:00:00 AM
Of course you can :)  It's never too late to start!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: rlynn on July 19, 2009 09:15:55 AM
Of course you can :)  It's never too late to start!

yay!  thanks!  I'll start working on my list.  i have 25 projects as of right now...a little more thought and I'll have 50.   :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: rlynn on July 19, 2009 11:18:09 AM
Hi!!!  *waves wildly*  Okay so I've been doing great getting back into my craft game since the baby was born (she's 16 months now) but mainly because i've been joining swaps and they hold me accountable.  The Holidays are just around the corner and I haven't made a single thing for the people I know in real life.  Not good.  I'm hoping this thread encourages more crafting for the people in my life including me because i think i neglect myself most of all!

I dont think I have 50 but I'll list what I have so far on the to-do list....this is also going to include my swaps because otherwise I dont think I could reach 50 in just a few months.

1. bamboo tile pendants for professor who retired this year
2. dyed play silk scarves for Aria
3. wood play kitchen for Aria
4. vintage flower and bead necklace/bracelet set for friend
5-8. (4) watercolor stencil portraits of Aria  (Dad, Grandma Shelly, Me, Grandma Sue)
9. cute zombie animal stuffie for sis
10. teacup pin cushion for me
11. shrinkie locomotive bracelet for me
12. shrinkie airship necklace for me
13. peacock stencil hoodie for me
14. dolly for Aria
15. linocut cards for swap
16. Dried flower resin bracelet for me
17. Resin knitting needles
18. etched whimsy jar for swap
19. vintage flower and bead necklace for me
20. steampunk necklace for friend's duaghter
21. cute stuffie for Aria
22-25. applique kids shirts for Aria/swap
26. Zombie E-kit for partner
27. stencil bird shirt for swap
28. felt earrings for swap
29. shrinkie necklace for friend's teenage daughter (haven't determined theme yet)
30. Photos of Aria for holiday cards (going to be hard this year since she's a toddler now)
31-32. Stenciled tees or hoodies for friend's daughters
33. Resin/multi medium artwork of Aria for me
34. resin sealife ornaments
35. sea inspired earrings/necklace set for me
36. steampunk brooch for sis (maybe necklace haven't decided quite yet)
37. earring/necklace set for Sis in law
38. Hatchetman etched pint glasses for brother in law
39. stencil Aria's papa tee
40. bird necklace for friend
41, scrabble tile necklaces for friend
42. stencil tee  yet to be determined) for friend's husband




okay...thats all I can come up with for now...its plenty to keep me busy and I'll add to it as I think of some more.  This is going to be one crazy fit to get 50 projects done in such a short time especially since I'm not counting the stuff I've already done this year!  I'm curious if I can do it.  Heh!  We'll see I suppose.  Thanks for letting me join the fun!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on July 20, 2009 05:05:37 PM
Wow rlynn, you aren't even going to count the ones so far this year? Definitely include swaps. They are half the reason I can get myself to finish anything.

My latest project (#26) is the first one for me since #16! I picked up this little footed ironing board in a thrift store for $2, but it wasn't in great condition.



So I took it apart, lined the top anew with a thrifted towel, cleaned the legs, lined the bottom because the particle board wouldn't stop flaking everywhere, and covered the top with this nice print from my stash. It's not perfect but it's definitely functional now and I like it well enough.





Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: rlynn on July 20, 2009 09:32:56 PM
Wow rlynn, you aren't even going to count the ones so far this year? Definitely include swaps. They are half the reason I can get myself to finish anything.

Yeah...well, we'll see, I might include what I've done this year so far.  But that list is pretty true to what i really need to make before the year is up...and I haven't done any of them so far.  But I am working on about 5 of them currently...mostly for the OWS.

Lovely recon job on the ironing board!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: angelcallie on July 23, 2009 12:28:55 PM
1. Tardis pillow (finished jan 5)
2. Siamese cat pillow (finished jan 7)
3. Cthulhu scarf (finished . . . early jan sometime)
4. Tenth Doctor Doll (late Jan)
5. L doll (late Jan, too, I think)
6. Ganesh doll (mid March)
7. Om wallet (mid March) (for OTT 21)
8. Ninth Doctor Doll
9. my first poppet, Tate
10. large personal swap item - Stuffed Dragon
11. medium personal swap item - Arthur Doll
12. medium personal swap item - Merlin Doll
13. small personal swap item - Sword in Stone Pincushion
14. small personal swap item - Eureka Needlebook
15. Jacket for a friend
16. Poppet #2 Tigan
17. Stuffie swap item - Chakotay Doll
18. Jim Henson Swap item Large, Jen the Gelfling Doll
19. Jim Henson Swap item Medium, Cookie Monster cookie jar
20. Jim Henson Swap item Small, muppety magnets
21. Applique messenger bag
22. Pajama Shorts (with rockets and atoms on!)
23. Little ribbon tote for Mom
24. Wrap Pants - Capri!length
25. Shakespeare Swap Item Large
26. Shakespeare Swap Item Medium
27. Old School Nickelodeon Swap Item Large
28. Old School Nickelodeon Swap Item Medium
29. Old School Nickelodeon Swap Item Small
30. Fresh Baked Hearth Bread for Grandfather's 80th Birthday
31. Stargate swap item small -waiting for partner to receive
32. Stargate swap item medium - waiting for partner to receive
33. Stargate swap item large - waiting for partner to receive
34. Sundress for sister's friend

35. Link Poppet, in progress (just have to make his clothes)
36. Anime Swap Large (partner A) - waiting for partner to receive
37. Anime Swap medium (partner A) - waiting for partner to receive
38. Anime Swap small (partner A) - waiting for partner to receive
39. Anime Swap Large (partner B) - waiting for partner to receive
40. Anime Swap medium (partner B) - waiting for partner to receive
41. Anime Swap small (partner B) - waiting for partner to receive

I do have a progress pic of the Link poppet, though. He's in his wee little underwears in this picture but he does now have leggings and most of a tunic. I just need to put on his lapels, fix his hat and do his boots and gloves and accouterments and he'll be done.




Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: rlynn on July 26, 2009 01:41:42 PM
welp, been busy crafting for my swaps.  got three of the ahem 40 something crafts listed completed but cant post because they are all swap items...once received i will.  this week i am going to take advantage of the lull between my swaps to get some personal crafting done.  : )

angelcallie, I LOVE your Link!  How cute!!!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on July 26, 2009 03:37:51 PM
Please post a pic of Link when he is done. He looks great so far!

I have more projects in the works. I haven't posted any ATCs in my list of fifty but if it keeps taking up all my time I may have to ;) Maybe when I get to a certain number that I feel is a benchmark.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: DeannaLynn06 on July 29, 2009 02:30:07 PM
I have been fairly busy this past week working on various WIP and other stuff. I was able to finish all but 3 projects in my already cut WIP basket. We are in a heat wave that is not normal and it is way too hot (106 degrees) right now to anything else so it may be awhile before I work on something crafty.

Sunflower lunch tote - Fabric Cut
Birds of Paradise lunch tote - fabric cut
3 different grocery bags - fabric cut
Monkey blanket - fabric cut
Hawaiian quilted tote -Fabric Cut
Apple apron - Fabric Cut
Polka Dot apron for ASG Meeting
2 market bags - Fabric Cut
Apron for best friend
16 Burb cloths - Fabric Cut
5 different purses and totes - Fabric Cut
Various Baby projects


Done So Far:
1. Eat Sleep Sew iron on applique t-shirt
2. Pink PJ bottoms
3. Pink Applique PJ Top
4. Pink Plaid Lounge pants
5. 5 Cloth lunch sacks (for Sweat Shoppe Swap 17)
6. Black Lounge Pants
7. Magnet Set
8. Craft words Magnets
9. Grey Polka Dot Market Tote
10. 2 pillow slip covers
11. 45"x58" quilt
12. Pink Apron
13-16. 2 Pot holders
17. Perpetual Calendar from Cannon Park Printables
18. Blue Stripped Lounge Pants
19. Pink Heather Lounge Pants
20. Apple Thermal Lounge Pants
21-22. Quilted Pillow Slip covers
23. Fingerless Gloves
24. Red Crocheted Blanket
25. Brown Crocheted Scarf
26. Pink T-shirt lounge pants
27. Blue Knit Lounge pants
28. Owl Purse
29. Owl Wallet (matches purse)
30. Pot Holder
31. Oven Mitt
32. 2 placemats
33. Picnic Tote bag
34. Belkar stenciled Shirt
35. small log cabin quilt 34"x34"
36. Market tote bag
36-38. Crocheted Wash cloths
39-43. Table cloths for Birthday party
44. 4 little girl ribbon barrettes
45-47. Size 2T little girl night gowns
48. 4 Placemats
49. Half apron
50. 3 appliqued kitchen towels
51-52. 2 Pin boards to make woven items on
53. Stenciled T-shirt for myself
54. Children's closet organizer hangers
55. Magnetic Perpetual Calendar
56. 5 Hooded baby towels
57. 16 reusable baby wipes
58. 4 Iron on baby onesies
59. 3 stenciled baby onesies

NEW:

60. 4 baby washcloths
61. Bib
62. 3 Swaddling blankets
63. 18 Burp cloths (using cloth diapers and scrap flannel)



64. Crib Sheet (I found the bumper at a thrift store)



65. Corduroy and Butterfly tote bag



66. Pink and White Log Cabin tote bag



67. Tortilla Warmer (put your tortillas in and place in microwave and they stay warm for over an hour)



68. 3 Singlet Shopping bags (I don't put gussets in mine so they look a little different)



69. Denim and Hawaiian tote bag



70. Toddler's Rock star tutu (I made it for my niece who only wants to wear tutus right now, but her mom is not willing to pay $40 each for them)




Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: shadowemblem on July 29, 2009 02:38:38 PM
 :o wow all of dem r all Super Kwaii! im so luv da tortilla warmer ^.^   ;D

thankz 4 postin' & sharin'
-Ivy


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: CraftNClutter on July 30, 2009 06:59:15 AM
July Gallery of Completed Projects

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3733255315/)
 Project #25 - Camel Shoulder Warmer (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/07/hell-yea.html)

My first adult-size knitted garment! We've been having some unseasonably cool weather here, so I've even been able to wear it out.


(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3733256217/)
Project #26 - HP Trio wooden peg people (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/07/trio-better-late-than-never.html)

Just in time for the movie release, a set of wooden people to help a late birthday girl celebrate.


(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3735256519/)
Project #27 - Recovered Craft Binder

I've been saying I need a binder to hold all my loose patterns, and my husband had a  huge one from some conference he went to. But it was ugly. After years of saying I'd recover it and just stuffing loose stuff into a copier box, I finally grabbed some fabric from the stash and sewed this up in a hour or so. So much better.



Interested in finding out more about my projects? Click the "project name" under each picture!



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: crafts4others on August 01, 2009 08:38:06 PM
Here is a christmas gift for my niece who will be 2 and a half then, this is my first completed project by myself so it still needs some work. I thought perhaps she might want her own 'grown up' coaster to place her own cup on



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: angelcallie on August 02, 2009 09:51:29 AM
I come bearing lots of pics today! Both of my anime swap partners received so I can show off what I made.

1. Tardis pillow (finished jan 5)
2. Siamese cat pillow (finished jan 7)
3. Cthulhu scarf (finished . . . early jan sometime)
4. Tenth Doctor Doll (late Jan)
5. L doll (late Jan, too, I think)
6. Ganesh doll (mid March)
7. Om wallet (mid March) (for OTT 21)
8. Ninth Doctor Doll
9. my first poppet, Tate
10. large personal swap item - Stuffed Dragon
11. medium personal swap item - Arthur Doll
12. medium personal swap item - Merlin Doll
13. small personal swap item - Sword in Stone Pincushion
14. small personal swap item - Eureka Needlebook
15. Jacket for a friend
16. Poppet #2 Tigan
17. Stuffie swap item - Chakotay Doll
18. Jim Henson Swap item Large, Jen the Gelfling Doll
19. Jim Henson Swap item Medium, Cookie Monster cookie jar
20. Jim Henson Swap item Small, muppety magnets
21. Applique messenger bag
22. Pajama Shorts (with rockets and atoms on!)
23. Little ribbon tote for Mom
24. Wrap Pants - Capri!length
25. Shakespeare Swap Item Large
26. Shakespeare Swap Item Medium
27. Old School Nickelodeon Swap Item Large
28. Old School Nickelodeon Swap Item Medium
29. Old School Nickelodeon Swap Item Small
30. Fresh Baked Hearth Bread for Grandfather's 80th Birthday
31. Stargate swap item small -waiting for partner to receive
32. Stargate swap item medium - waiting for partner to receive
33. Stargate swap item large - waiting for partner to receive
34. Sundress for sister's friend

35. Link Poppet, in progress (just have to make his clothes)
36. Anime Swap Large (partner A) - Mad Hatter!Tamaki Doll

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=315469.0

37. Anime Swap medium (partner A) - Ouran Host Club Stationary Clutch
Outside

Inside

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=315605.0

38. Anime Swap small (partner A) - Kingdom Hearts wee little bag


39. Anime Swap Large (partner B) - Petshop of Horrors quilted tote bag

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=315471.0

40. Anime Swap medium (partner B) - Mepple plushie from Pretty Cure

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=315470.0

41. Anime Swap small (partner B) - Earthian Angels journal


And a bonus Q-chan pin

Phew, that's a lot of stuff.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: irish_chicky on August 02, 2009 10:02:32 AM
ok so I know it's late in the year but I have a bunch of projects I'm trying to finish/have to start so here we go

1. Bibs (10)
2. Burp cloths (10)
3. Crib sheets (4)
4. diaper bag for me
5. Diaper bag for DH
6. Sleeper bags (4)
7. baby booties
8. baby hats
9. maternity pants
10. maternity shirts
11. Baby pillow with matching quilt/bed sheet
12. Babies taggies blanket
13. Refinish todler size rocking chair, paint yellow with stenciled letters and numbers on it
14. Finish Eugene the Crab crochet doll
15. Iron on baby onsies/shirts
16. baby oufits sewn


Ok so that's only 16 but I'll be adding to it, believe me :P


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Sera unravled on August 02, 2009 01:55:50 PM
I have gotten into beading again.  I made two pairs of earings a bracelet and a ring. I will be starting on Christmas presents soon.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on August 03, 2009 12:45:45 AM
My anime swap partner received.

30. Ghibli inspired notebook.
31. Set of small note cards with envelopes.
32. Needle felted pouch with shrinky dink button


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on August 04, 2009 03:28:33 PM
New updates!


1. Glass etching
2. Tree shrinky necklace
3. Bird Tray
4. Mummy monkey stuffie
5. Grapefruit Brown Sugar Scrub
6. Cassette tape change purse
7. Origami stars
8. Magazine/gum wrapper folded purse
9. Ghost in a jar
10. Quilt for my son using his out grown Mario T-shirts and PJs
11. Capri Sun pouch beach tote
12. PB and J needle punch tote
13. Light-up Christmas jar
14. Grocery bag crochet tote
15. Learn to sew book binding
16. Paint chip notebooks
17. Halloween shrine
18. No sew fleece blanket for my boyfriend
19. Make soap
20. Make PJ bottoms out of this great sugar skull fleece I bought
21. Up-date son's scrapbook
22. Tree of Life pendant
23. Make some fridge magnets
24. Paint the blank nesting dolls I bought
25. Felted Halloween trick-or-treat bag
26. Carve my own stamp
27. Finish and frame flower needle punch
28. Finish jewelry box, line inside and make 2 levels
29. Make a scoodie
30. Fused Panda Express tote
31. Love Letter box
32. Make a sock monkey
33. Make acorn pull for bedroom light
34. Christmas tree card holder
35. Lavender scented rice bags
36. Button faeries
37. Refinish metal chairs
38. Make some ATCs
39. Owl book box
40. Fimo book keychain for swap
41. Owl wall art for OWS 45
42. Sugar skull head band
43. Voodoo doll pin cushion
44. Little skull box
45. Shrinky sugar skull earrings for OWS 45
46. Record earring holder for OWS 45, saw it first from rayno24
47. Hedgehog stuffie with little blanket
48. Fabric Covered Tacks
49. Another Paint Chip Notebook
50. Altered Altoid Tin
51. Key Holder
52. Jar of Whimsies
53. Siren Box
54. Pin Cushion
55. coffee cup pin cushion and coffee bean pins




56. Dracula box





57. tree stuffie



58. Frankenstein heart earrings



59. Zombie emergency gun



60. Sugar skull needle punch



61. Day of the Dead shrine









33/50


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: DeannaLynn06 on August 04, 2009 03:47:18 PM
I was able to get some sewing done this week, but not a lot of WIPs like I have been working on. My SIL wants me to make some cute skirts and tops for her daughter. Her and I have very different tastes in fabric, so I told her to buy the fabric and I would make the outfits (there have lots of outfits thrown out by her in the past that I had made).

Sunflower lunch tote - Fabric Cut
Birds of Paradise lunch tote - fabric cut
Hawaiian quilted tote -Fabric Cut
Apple apron - Fabric Cut
Polka Dot apron for ASG Meeting
Apron for best friend
Various Baby projects


Done So Far:
1. Eat Sleep Sew iron on applique t-shirt
2. Pink PJ bottoms
3. Pink Applique PJ Top
4. Pink Plaid Lounge pants
5. 5 Cloth lunch sacks (for Sweat Shoppe Swap 17)
6. Black Lounge Pants
7. Magnet Set
8. Craft words Magnets
9. Grey Polka Dot Market Tote
10. 2 pillow slip covers
11. 45"x58" quilt
12. Pink Apron
13-16. 2 Pot holders
17. Perpetual Calendar from Cannon Park Printables
18. Blue Stripped Lounge Pants
19. Pink Heather Lounge Pants
20. Apple Thermal Lounge Pants
21-22. Quilted Pillow Slip covers
23. Fingerless Gloves
24. Red Crocheted Blanket
25. Brown Crocheted Scarf
26. Pink T-shirt lounge pants
27. Blue Knit Lounge pants
28. Owl Purse
29. Owl Wallet (matches purse)
30. Pot Holder
31. Oven Mitt
32. 2 placemats
33. Picnic Tote bag
34. Belkar stenciled Shirt
35. small log cabin quilt 34"x34"
36. Market tote bag
36-38. Crocheted Wash cloths
39-43. Table cloths for Birthday party
44. 4 little girl ribbon barrettes
45-47. Size 2T little girl night gowns
48. 4 Placemats
49. Half apron
50. 3 appliqued kitchen towels
51-52. 2 Pin boards to make woven items on
53. Stenciled T-shirt for myself
54. Children's closet organizer hangers
55. Magnetic Perpetual Calendar
56. 5 Hooded baby towels
57. 16 reusable baby wipes
58. 4 Iron on baby onesies
59. 3 stenciled baby onesies
60. 4 baby washcloths
61. Bib
62. 3 Swaddling blankets
63. 18 Burb cloths (using cloth diapers and scrap flannel)
64. Crib Sheet (I found the bumper at a thrift store)
65. Corduroy and Butterfly tote bag
66. Pink and White Log Cabin tote bag
67. Tortilla Warmer (put your tortillas in and place in microwave and they stay warm for over an hour)
68. 3 Singlet Shopping bags (I don't put gussets in mine so they look a little different)
69. Denim and Hawaiian tote bag
70. Toddler's Rock star tutu (I made it for my niece who only wants to wear tutus right now, but her mom is not willing to pay $40 each for them)
71. Toddler's girly tutu (this one is for a pretty girl day)
Front:


Back:


72. Toddler's Pillow case shirt



73. Toddler's skirt (this had to have the ruching so that she could crawl without pulling her skirt down)
Front:


Back:


74. Monkey flannel rag quilt




Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on August 05, 2009 10:57:37 AM
OK, been making jewlery for myself, altered my list and changed a few things :)

I attempted #35 frog stuffie, and failed miserably with it :(  I am going to try again, but with quilter's cotton instead of fleece, I really don't know how to work with fleece and time is getting short now!

Here are my 3 latest completed projects, 3 necklaces for me!

Peace necklace




Seashell Lariat Necklace




Sea Life Necklace




1. recon purse from blue and white print dress
2. reversible totebag from IKEA tree fabric
3. reversible shopping bag from mint green gingham
4. unlined fabric shopping bag - mint gingham
5. large hobo bag
6. New Look 6871 pattern - view D
7. Maxi halter dress - Simplicity 2642
8. Peace necklace
9. sewing machine cover
10. serger cover
11. reversible totebag for my mother
12. reversible totebag for MIL - butterflies
13. totebag for my wife - orange and blue IKEA fabric
14. Seashell lariat necklace 
15. Ocean-inspired necklace
16. Dashiki for me - batik gauze
17. Smock top - kelly green and white floral
18. Smock dress - red, orange and yellow stripes
19. recon smock top from Avenue skirt
20. applique totebag(s) (may be more than one!)
21. reversible totebag for me from red leave/mint green fabric
22. apron for me
23. apron for my wife
24. recon t-shirt skirt
25. recon t-shirt tote - test bag, may generate more projects
26. needlebook
27. bead embellished zip pouch 
28. mend Pier One throw w/ decorative stitching
29. Apron top
30. Tiered skirt OR strip skirt
31. Junk necklace
32. Valentine's charm bracelet for me
33. Valentine's charm bracelet for my wife
34. Valentine's charm/junk necklace for my wife
35. frog stuffie with musical button for preggie friend
36. recon corduroy pants with insets in the sides
37. infinity dress
38. snap wallets (number is limitless!)
39. craft apron with pockets
40. charm necklace and earrings set in black/red
41. pink rose flower head wreath
42. Dashiki for Destash swap
43. Nautical zip pouch for Destash swap
44. Flowers/vines zip pouch for Destash swap
45. Owl tote for Tree swap
46. IKEA flowers tote for FOCR R5
47. Tree applique from LGBT swap
48. Green, blue, purple dangle bracelet
49. Purse for Fill a Purse R4
50. Purple wrap pants


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: imafundork on August 05, 2009 12:22:34 PM
TSM- Your necklaces are really pretty.  I love the Seashell Lariat Necklace best!  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on August 05, 2009 12:51:10 PM
TY, imafundork :)  I am having a fixiation on sea life lately...I went so far as to start a swap centered around it!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Riechan on August 07, 2009 08:53:16 AM
1. Make another elphie doll  (for the Poppet mini swap)
2. Make myself a headband: I made 2 today
3. Try out a crochet pattern
4. Stencil a “Waiting for Godot” shirt for my brother
5. Make a paper rose for my mum
6. Finish my corset
7. Finish my bag
8. Skirt out of beautiful flower fabric
9.  Make a Handbound book to write in about swaps
10. Make a Record bowl
11. Make a little book about the Japanese alphabet (Hiragana and Katakana): I made flashcards for Katakana so I think that counts too :d
12. Get my ears pierced (I think that belongs here too :p)
13. Make a Chunky bracelet
14. Make a Junk necklace
15. Make a Polymar clay usbstick cover
16. Reuse some magazine to make beads
17. Make a Paper magazine container for my bags
18. Finish my cat drawing
19. Make a oilpainting
20. Make a Beaded ring
21. Make some hair clips for me and to sell
22. Use my newspaper yarn to crochet something
23. Cover a wooden bracelet with paper 2 pieces
24. Stencil myself a Anime shirt
25. Stencil myself a Wicked shirt
26. Stencil myself a Drama shirt
27. Make an anime doll *body finished + hair chosen*
28. Try out my new doll book
29. Try to make a little quilt
30. Make a dress out of my striped shirt
31. Update my Dawanda shop and try to sell at least 1 thing
32. Practice my crochet skills
33. Make a spider necklace *started*
34. Make a little spiderring or at least try
35. Make a button ring
36. Make a wire ring
37. Make a origami star bracelet
38. Make something out of the wood that’s been lying in my mum her car’s trunk (it’s flat wood like mdf, if anyone has ideas Wink )
39. Fuse some plastic bags
40. Use the fused plastic bags to make something
41. Make a laptop cover
42. Try to make a stamp
43. Use some of the buttons in my stash to make a flower button or something
44. Update my wist
45. Use some of the tutorials I have on my pc to make something
46. Make a scoodie
47. Use some quotes I love to brighten up my dorm wall (has to wait till mid September)
48. Make a capalet
49. Make a little felt monster
50. Make wooden earrings for my friend
51. Make flashcards of the Japanese Hiragana alphabet
52. Make a kansashi hairclip

so in total: 8/52

Pictures will follow :)
This is what I have done:
1. Make another elphie doll  (for the Poppet mini swap): her topic: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=315457.0

2. Make myself a headband
35. Make a button ring
11. Make a little book about the Japanese alphabet (Hiragana and Katakana)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: klum78 on August 08, 2009 10:41:41 PM
Update: I'm up to 35.  Added some pics of some older things also.

 1. toddler bibs
 2. Weekender bag for best friend
 3. bedside caddy
 4. fabric bucket:
    https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289769.0
 5. DD's Valentines for school
 6. dress for me
 7. fabric book for DS
 8. backdrop for photoshoots
 9. cat bed
 10. patchwork rainbow skirt for DD's birthday
 11. Amy Butler hat for DS
 12. 4 singlet shopping bags for DD's teacher gifts
 13. 10 zippered pouches for SS Swap
 14. 24 Valentines for the V-Day Card Swap
 15. 22 quilt blocks for LQS4
 16. Tea Wallet for Mom's Birthday
 17. 3 fabric bookmarks for Mom's Birthday
 18. skirt for MG
 19. 3 travel shoe bags
 20. Weekender for Me! (Picture of mine and my BFFs)

 21. 2 sleep masks
 22. 10 travel shoe bags for SSS18
 23. quilt for PK
 24. wrap skirt for me
 25. doorstop for DD's room
 26. 2 i-spy games
 27. 9 bookmarks
 28. shorts for DS

 29. 2 zippered pouches
 30. LQS2 Quilt for the living room
 
 31. Reconned shirt into dress for DD
 32. 4 jars of blackberry jam
 33. Huck Finn Pants for DS

 34. Cape for MK birthday gift

 35. 4 birdhouses for end of year teacher gifts (with help from DD)



To Do List:
- decorated kitchen towels
- roly-nesters for JT: http://www.studiokatdesigns.com/rolynester-instructions.pdf
- Kimono top/dress for DD: http://habitual.wordpress.com/kimono/
- fabric boxes: http://www.designspongeonline.com/2009/01/diy-project-kates-fabric-boxes.html
- dog toys from fleece
- this scarf: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=67366.msg656127;topicseen#msg656127
- backseat organizer: http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat13851&PRODID=xprd130240
- nap mat for DD
- patchwork bucket hat for DS
- quilt for MW
- cushions for the bench in the kitchen
- stenciled dandilion shirt for me
- stenciled Harley shirt for DH
- thread catcher: http://www.wists.com/klum78/64035c0eeff2a4367af6fcb2404c577b?offset=280
- stockings for the family (4)
- make DS a cute outfit like so: http://www.wists.com/klum78/50705a8afd1507c6b484c219b45c816a?offset=160
-  new sleep sack for DS
-  dog bed
-  felt food- pizza (everything is cut out)
-  dress for DD
- Waste Bin: http://iliketomakestuff.blogspot.com/2008/02/waste-bin-tutorial.html
- fingertip oven mitt: http://www.savvyseams.com/apt/mitts.php#finger
- recipe organizer
- complete 12 pages for DS's scrapbook
- canvas growth chart
- quilt for mom's birthday (2/23)
- quilt for mom and stepdad's anniversary (4/12)
- picnic quilt
- rag rug
- new bag for mm
- finish DD's quilt
- zipper pouch for DD's markers and colored pencils


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on August 08, 2009 10:58:38 PM
Those bird feeders are so bright and fun!  ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on August 09, 2009 09:15:55 AM
klum, I have that same brown print fabric on your Weekender :)  I also have a coordinating print from the same style.  I wish I had the weekender pattern, I REALLY love that bag and could really use it for the little trips we make a lot!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: klum78 on August 09, 2009 03:13:49 PM
klum, I have that same brown print fabric on your Weekender :)  I also have a coordinating print from the same style.  I wish I had the weekender pattern, I REALLY love that bag and could really use it for the little trips we make a lot!

   Yeah, I have a coordinating one that I was going to use on the inside but changed my mind.  It was not a good fabric to use on the Weekender.  It has some stretch in it and it's not home dec weight like the pattern called for.  I had to cut out another set of the pattern in a medium weight interfacing to make it heavier and to stop some of the stretching.  A lot of extra work and it still stretched when sewing it.  What a pain!  But it did turn out gorgeous and my friend loved it.  So it was worth it in the end.
  I got my pattern online from etsy I think.  If you buy it, get the updated version, it fixes the interfacing issues with the original pattern.  I kept having to go back and forth between the pattern and the corrections I printed off the internet. 
  I do love my bag and have used it a few times.  It has held up well. 


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on August 09, 2009 07:26:43 PM
Thanks for the tips on the fabric!  I didn't actually notice if that brown floral had stretch to it when I bought it, I just knew I liked the print :)

There is an updated Weekender pattern??  I have only seen them for sale on ebay, have not checked etsy yet...and they all show the same photograph on the pattern front, so I have no idea if those ones that are being sold are the 'updated' ones or not??  Any way to tell?


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: klum78 on August 09, 2009 09:49:11 PM
The updated one has a different picture on the front.  This is the new one:
http://www.amybutlerdesign.com/products/patterns_display.php?id=22


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on August 10, 2009 08:57:08 AM
AH, OK then :)  The ones I am seeing on eBay have been the older style then...as I have not seen that photo on any before.  I will need to track down that new one for sure...I don't want any issues when I finally get around to attempting to make it!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: sunshinesmiles on August 10, 2009 10:31:52 PM
Oh my goodness!

I soo want to do this! Can I still join even though we're half way through August? I've done a lot of crafting already this year and I have a lot more to do for Christmas...

I'll post my list, if it's not too late! :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on August 10, 2009 10:42:22 PM
it is never to late!  ;)
go ahead and post your list and join in.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: sunshinesmiles on August 10, 2009 11:29:49 PM
Okay, here it goes!

Things Completed:
1. 2 valentine’s day candles for roommates
2. Father’s Day plate
3. 21st Birthday wine glass for roomie
4. Roomie’s Flower pot
5. Mother’s Day flower pot
6. Mom’s birthday candle
7. Roomie’s 21st birthday care basket
8. Dodger’s flower pot
9. 28 Foam valentines for live-ins
10. Diaper clutch
11. Crinkly Owl
12. Tag alligator
13. House mom’s flower pot
14. Coworker’s “mother’s day” flower pot
15. Stuffed pig for cousin
16. Thermal blanket
17. Beached themed wedding candle

Things I need to Complete
18. 2 sets of burp cloths
19. 32 clay turtles
20. 14 stuffed turtles
21. 9 thank you cards
22. Button coasters
23. Tag blanket
24. Set of 3 wall decorations
25. Stuffed bunny
26. Boyfriend’s mom’s flower pot
27. Grandmother’s flower pot
28. Boyfriend’s Valentine’s Day present… oops!
29. And his birthday present: filling in his Disneyland picture frame
30. Another 21st wine glass
31. Wristlet
32. Inside joke flower pot
33. Giraffe Flower pot for other grandmother
34. Giraffe flower pot for friend
35. Paint a piggy bank
36. BFF necklace? If I find a good/not cheap looking idea…
37. 2 Squirrel stuffies (either out of socks or out of gloves, can’t decide…)
38. Picture frame
39. Floor pillows
40. Blue themed flower pot
41. Pink themed flower pot
42. AXO flower pot

Christmas Gifts
43. 2 sets of Wine grapes trivets/coasters for my mom (one for her and one for her to give to one of her best friends) … inspiration from someone on craftster…
44. Set of camera plates for boyfriend’s sister… inspiration from https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=247653.0
45. Two embroidered placemats for boyfriend’s sister (I’m so excited to teach myself how to do this!)
46. 100+ ornaments for sorority sisters (simple felt shape and hole punched! Hoping it’s easy enough…)
47. 20 or so cakes in a mug for advisors and closer sisters (I did bath salts last year)
48. “Quilt” for roomie
49. No sew blanket for boyfriend
50. Apron for boyfriend as kind of a gag gift since he does most of the cooking when we actually do cook
51. 6 assorted ornaments for extended family
52. 6 clutches for girlfriends
53. 6 lightweight scarves to put in the clutches
54. Penguin PJ bottoms for mom
55. Santa? Again… if I can find a cute, easy pattern!
56. Dog treats!
57. 4+ presents for my sorority family… any ideas for something quick and easy would be appreciated! I attempted Christmas ornaments where you swirl the paint on the inside, but I didn’t like those so I bought cute frames that were on sale and put our family picture in them.  Anything pearl themed would be AMAZING!

Apartment Things
58. 4 cloth baskets for supplies (acrylic paints, stickers, brushes, and now my ever growing fabric stash!)
59. Bedside organizer, hopefully big enough to fit my laptop in
60. Wall hook thing for the…
61. 3ish bags for the different places I have to go. So I grab one and hang it back up when I go to work, school, meetings and don’t have to transfer everything I own! Just my wallet… Hoping this will make my life easier for back to school!


Hopefully the extra eleven things will provide a good enough buffer and motivation to get things done!

Let me know what you think! I can provide pitures for most completed items, if you would like to see! (I haven't done the picture thing on the boards yet...)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on August 11, 2009 09:34:02 AM
Pictures are always nice!  :)  Don't worry, the Craftster photo sharing thing is really easy to use, I am insanely computer illiterate and I have no problems with it!  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: anitacj on August 12, 2009 10:38:53 AM
Hey everyone.sorry I haven't updated on how I'm doing  :-[.But things are really bad right now.I'm trying to do a cross-stitch sampler but I can't seem to focus.I found out last month my dad might have lung cancer.And this month I found out my mom might have breast cancer  :'(.There's a chance I might lose both parents to cancer.I try not to think about it.Nor try to think about the upcoming holidays  :(.I don't know what we're going to be facing so everything is on hold right now.Just keep sending good thoughts o.k. :'(


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on August 13, 2009 08:48:31 AM
# 27- two record bowls



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on August 13, 2009 11:11:06 PM
#28- Altered puzzle



Full Post with close ups! https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=317173.0


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: GiddyUpMunky on August 14, 2009 04:27:39 AM
That came out awesome. I especially love the ones with eyes. I think I'm gonna have to get in on this puzzle altering thing soon.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on August 14, 2009 12:28:56 PM
I totally wisted that altered puzzle!!  LOVE that!  I think an altered puzzle would look awesome on the wall in my craft room!  Maybe I will make a small-ish type one and see if I can do it...maybe one of those children's ones with not too many pieces!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: sunshinesmiles on August 17, 2009 10:47:49 PM
Wow it's taken me forever to get back to this! I've updated my completed section and added some pictures too!
You can click to see a larger image...

Things Completed:
1. 2 valentine’s day candles for roommates
2. Father’s Day plate
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=277250)
3. 21st Birthday wine glass for roomie
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=277248)
4. Roomie’s Flower pot
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=277249)
5. Mother’s Day flower pot
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=277246)
6. Mom’s birthday candle
7. Roomie’s 21st birthday care basket
8. Dodger’s flower pot
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=277244)
9. 28 Foam valentines for live-ins
10. Diaper clutch
11. Crinkly Owl
12. Tag alligator
13. House mom’s flower pot
14. Coworker’s “mother’s day” flower pot
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=277245)
15. Stuffed pig for cousin
16. Thermal blanket
17. Beached themed wedding candle
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=277247)
18. Two washcloth duckies
19. Two baby themed picture frames
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=279239)
20. Boyfriend's Moms' Flower pot
21. Boyfriend's birthday picture frame
22. Baby boy candle
23. Fourth of July Themed Candle
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=277252)
24. Father's Day Cake (the day I learned that cookie icing is just for cookies)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=277251)
25. House warming present, complete with a glass for each housemate (frosted with their name) and a cookie jar that says "snack time" and "who stole the cookies?" This was my first time frosting things and picture to follow!
26. Some room decor that I did earlier this year
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=279242)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on August 19, 2009 11:41:59 AM
OK!  Got another project done :)  Apron for my wife.  I actually was going to make this for a swap item, but it came out WAY too big for my partner, and I did need to cross another item off my list of things to do, so it worked out in the end!









Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Riechan on August 22, 2009 12:25:08 PM
1. Make another elphie doll  (for the Poppet mini swap)
2. Make myself a headband: I made 2 today
3. Try out a crochet pattern
4. Stencil a “Waiting for Godot” shirt for my brother
5. Make a paper rose for my mum
6. Finish my corset
7. Finish my bag
8. Skirt out of beautiful flower fabric
9.  Make a Handbound book to write in about swaps
10. Make a Record bowl
11. Make a little book about the Japanese alphabet (Hiragana and Katakana): I made flashcards for Katakana so I think that counts too :d
12. Get my ears pierced (I think that belongs here too :p)
13. Make a Chunky bracelet
14. Make a Junk necklace
15. Make a Polymar clay usbstick cover
16. Reuse some magazine to make beads
17. Make a Paper magazine container for my bags/shoes
18. Finish my cat drawing *need to find it*
19. Make a oilpainting
20. Make a Beaded ring
21. Make some hair clips for me and to sell
22. Use my newspaper yarn to crochet something
23. Cover a wooden bracelet with paper 2 pieces
24. Stencil myself a Anime shirt
25. Stencil myself a Wicked shirt
26. Stencil myself a Drama shirt
27. Make myself a poppet *body finished + hair finished*
28. Try out my new doll book
29. Try to make a little quilt
30. Make a dress out of my striped shirt
31. Update my Dawanda shop and try to sell at least 1 thing
32. Practice my crochet skills
33. Make a spider necklace *started*
34. Make a little spiderring or at least try
35. Make a button ring
36. Make a wire ring
37. Make a origami star bracelet
38. Make something out of the wood that’s been lying in my mum her car’s trunk (it’s flat wood like mdf, if anyone has ideas Wink )
39. Fuse some plastic bags
40. Use the fused plastic bags to make something
41. Make a laptop cover
42. Try to make a stamp
43. Use some of the buttons in my stash to make a flower button or something
44. Update my wist
45. Use some of the tutorials I have on my pc to make something *working on it*
46. Make a scoodie
47. Use some quotes I love to brighten up my dorm wall (has to wait till mid September)
48. Make a capalet
49. Make a little felt monster
50. Make wooden earrings for my friend
51. Make flashcards of the Japanese Hiragana alphabet
52. Make a kansashi hairclip
53. Make a bottlecap bracelet featuring my Japanese paper
54. Make a bottlecap bracelet featuring Arashi
55. Stencil a Craft shirt for me *stencil printed out*
56. Make an mp3 cozy *started*

so in total: 11/55

This is what I have done:
2. Make myself a headband: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=316767.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=316767.0)
35. Make a button ring:

15. Make a Polymar clay usbstick cover:

thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=129638.msg3666355#msg3666355 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=129638.msg3666355#msg3666355)
21. Make some hair clips for me and to sell: thread https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=318196.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=318196.0)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on August 22, 2009 08:49:54 PM
#28 I finished my Altered Journal Today.
I would love it if you took a look.  ;D
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=318240.0


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on August 29, 2009 02:41:22 PM
I haven't updated in a few weeks, so here's what I've been up to:

#27 Cat ears (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=316404), 3 pairs (follow the link for tute)



#28 Mysterious swap item!

#29 Paint my room (Dio approved)



That one I had been working on for such a long time, I'd prep a few walls then it would fall by the wayside again. I finally powered through it this weekend to distract myself because the boy has gone back to college early.

#30 Octopus freezer paper stencil

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This one had been going for a while too - I cut out and ironed the paper months ago then lost my blue paint - I just found it while cleaning my room to paint it!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on August 29, 2009 03:48:41 PM
I love the squidy guy :)  I have been feverishly finishing up some swaps, there is soon an end in sight though and likely a short swapping break as we are getting into the holiday season, and many of the swaps that come up are holiday themed of some sort...and that's not really my bag.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on August 31, 2009 11:10:09 AM
Thanks TSM! I'm also getting towards the point where I'll take a break from swaps, mostly because school is starting up again. But I'll hopefully find time for some smaller ones though!

#31 is a recon; my mom gave me this odd button up dress to do something with and it's now one of my favorite pieces! I have a feeling it's going to be a fall staple for me.

Before:

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=283139)

After!



#32 Another mysterious swap item ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Radmom on August 31, 2009 11:20:40 AM
 Right after I lose weight...LOL :P I am running out to buy a black similar version at the nearest thrift and making myself one. What a wonderful idea!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: hotty_blond2000 on September 02, 2009 09:24:05 PM
 1. yellow wire wrapped bracelet
 2. Rapunzel scarfs
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289908.0
 3. 3 glass beaded stretch bracelets
 4. added earwires to blue earrings that were unfinished
 5. redid boyfriends necklace because it broke
January Total: bracelets = 4; necklaces = 1; earrings = 1; Rapunzel scarves = 7

 6. Floppy disk boxes - doesn't count as me doing because I had the boyfriend glue them. I just removed labels.
 7. pink shell and green cat eye beaded spring necklace and earring set
 8. purple shell and green cat eye beaded spring necklace and earring set
 9. purple, red, and black beaded  necklace and earring set
10. blue and green cat eye spring necklace
11. plastic stretch bead bracelets (9 of them)
12. a couple more necklaces
13. Crafty Housewares Tutorial Listing
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=291886.0
14. brainstormed future business name and began devising a banner. Although I may not start one till next year.
15. posted almost all of recent projects
16. 16 plastic beaded stretch bracelets  (pix will be uploaded tomorrow - when batteries done charging
17. 2 plastic beaded necklaces
*My man made me a wood burned plaque with the symbol for Love for Valentines
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=291957.0
18. 2 more plastic beaded stretch bracelets
19. Fixed up my man's media binder
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=294101.0
20. Blue and orange plastic beaded necklace
21. 1 stretch bracelet, and
22. blue lace headband
February Total: 28 bracelets = ; 8 necklaces = ; 7 earrings = ; 32 headband pieces; 1 finished headband; David's binder fixup

21. pink, green yellow spring #2 necklace and earrings
22. sewed elastic on my new sandals so they'd stay on
23. pale green cat eye and pearlescent necklace
24. vintage gold, pastel w/ pendant from the boyfriend
25. my grandmas vintage gold necklace and matching earrings
26. 2 fairytale necklaces and 4 fairytale earrings
27. green, silver, black necklace
28. 2 big white butterfly earrings
29. purple necklace
30. 2 pink flower, green center earrings
31. necklace - black pendant, links and chain
32. pink flower and green link chain necklace
33. purple slave bracelet
34. finished 1 butterfly earrings - gave to boyfriend's sister
35. pink flower slave bracelet
March Total: 2 bracelets = ; 11 necklaces = ; 11 earrings = ; 2 butterfly pendants; 2 headband pieces

35. finished coffee painting
36. finished "wordpad" cookie sheet for swap
37. finished the business card box for swap
38. finished wood sign
39. finished bookmarks
40. finished light blue disk necklace
April Total: 2 necklaces = ; 9 earrings = ;
 Items for Another Crafty Detective Swap: 10 earrings, 2 bracelets, coffee painting, "wordpad" cookie sheet, business card box,
bookmarks

41. 2 strand red and black bracelet
42. blue earrings - using vintage earring bits (from my grandma's old jewelry)
43. Long glass pearl necklace
44. black and green stone like necklace
45. Wooden flower pendant necklace
46. 3 strand necklace
47. Fancy charm bracelet

May
48. 12th 5 earrings, 11 bracelets -stretch and toggle clasped
49. 22nd finished 2 earrings
50. 24th finished peacock colored necklace
51. 25th finished 3 bracelets, 3 pairs of earrings
52. 27th finished yellow butterfly bracelet, red acrylic necklace
May Total: 16 bracelets = ; 5 necklaces = ; 12 earrings = ;

June
53. 1st finished yellow jasper necklace
54. 2nd finished purple and gold necklace
55. 5th finished blue square bracelet, and purple green necklace key
56. 15th finished 4 necklaces (blue turq & pearl, blue stone pearl butterly, green silver, green advertine & pearl)
     finished 5 earrings (yellow & orange bulb, blue flower, pale blue butterfly, white round)
57. 22nd finished 1 necklace
58. 25th finished 1 necklace, 1 earrings
59. 27th finished 1 necklace
June Total: bracelets = 6; necklaces = 13; earrings = 6

========= New Stuff ============

July
60.  2nd finished 2 necklaces & 4 earrings (pink silver, black+grn+purple)
61. 13th finished 4 wire wrapped bracelets: green pink, open circle round, round, blue green w/ charm
62. finished pink white butterfly necklace & blue cat eye bracelet
63. 18th finished 75 paper bags decorated and www on them for the fair
64. 20th finished 2 necklaces: blue silver cat eye, pink purple cross
July Total: bracelets = 4; necklaces = 5; earrings = 4; 75 decorated bags

August
65. 2nd finished black and blue tutu for me
66. 7th finished black and red tutu for me
 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=317746.0
67. finished test nightie from simplicity pattern- too big as medium
 plus i cut out fabric for sleep masks, dress, 2 purses, lil bows, big bows, lolita headdress bases, many things from my patterns.

September
 1st cut out booty handbags, car trash bags- outer shells
68. finished sewing 6 of boyfriend's drawstring bags
(http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_4239.jpg)

69. a khaki skirt
(http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_4233.jpg)
(http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_4234.jpg)

70. a quick-and-dirty dressform dust cover
(http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_4231.jpg)

71. a blue rectangle cloak
(http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_4237.jpg)
(http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q71/hotty_blond2000/?action=view&current=100_4238.jpg)

link to all jewelry made this year:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=291966.0


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Riechan on September 03, 2009 11:27:19 AM
1. Make another elphie doll  (for the Poppet mini swap)
2. Make myself a headband: I made 2 today
3. Try out a crochet pattern
4. Stencil a “Waiting for Godot” shirt for my brother
5. Make a paper rose for my mum
6. Finish my corset
7. Finish my bag
8. Skirt out of beautiful flower fabric
9.  Make a Handbound book to write in about swaps
10. Make a Record bowl
11. Make a little book about the Japanese alphabet (Hiragana and Katakana): I made flashcards for Katakana so I think that counts too :d
12. Get my ears pierced (I think that belongs here too :p)
13. Make a Chunky bracelet
14. Make a Junk necklace
15. Make a Polymar clay usbstick cover
16. Reuse some magazine to make beads
17. Make a Paper magazine container for my bags/shoes
18. Finish my cat drawing *need to find it*
19. Make a oilpainting
20. Make a Beaded ring
21. Make some hair clips for me and to sell
22. Use my newspaper yarn to crochet something
23. Cover a wooden bracelet with paper 2 pieces
24. Stencil myself a Anime shirt
25. Stencil myself a shirt
26. Stencil myself a Drama shirt
27. Make myself a poppet *body finished + hair finished*
28. Try out my new doll book
29. Make an mp3 cozy
30. Make a dress out of my striped shirt
31. Update my Dawanda shop and try to sell at least 1 thing
32. Practice my crochet skills
33. Make a spider necklace *started*
34. Make a little spiderring or at least try
35. Make a button ring
36. Make a wire ring
37. Make a origami star bracelet
38. Make something out of the wood that’s been lying in my mum her car’s trunk (it’s flat wood like mdf, if anyone has ideas Wink )
39. Fuse some plastic bags
40. Use the fused plastic bags to make something
41. Make a laptop cover
42. Try to make a stamp
43. Use some of the buttons in my stash to make a flower button or something
44. Update my wist
45. Use some of the tutorials I have on my pc to make something *working on it*
46. Make a scoodie
47. Use some quotes I love to brighten up my dorm wall (has to wait till mid September)
48. Make a capalet
49. Make a little felt monster
50. Make wooden earrings for my friend
51. Make flashcards of the Japanese Hiragana alphabet
52. Make a kansashi hairclip
53. Make a bottlecap bracelet featuring my Japanese paper
54. Make a bottlecap bracelet featuring Arashi
55. Stencil a Craft shirt for me *stencil cut out*


so in total: 14/55

6. Make an mp3 cozy, made with this tutorial: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=206863.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=206863.0)



13. Make a Chunky bracelet, I have to add some more beads but I think this nice too :)



25. Stencil myself a shirt



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on September 03, 2009 07:49:07 PM
#33 Make 20 ATCs
Slow and steady wins the race. Haha


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: dannispring240 on September 03, 2009 11:59:36 PM
OMG! Riechan, I love your stencil!  :P ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Riechan on September 04, 2009 01:00:14 AM
OMG! Riechan, I love your stencil!  :P ;D

hahahaha :D thanks ^^ I love your avatar :p


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on September 06, 2009 07:56:29 AM
OK....so....I know I personally promised myself I would not include swap items in this list anymore, but....several of the swap items I WANTED to keep for me REALLY bad, so I think they count close enough, OK?  OK  ;D  Also, several of the swap items made recently are actually FIRSTS for me, and were actually stolen from my 50 projects to do list!  You'll see...read on below!



OK, so this is not actually one of the current items on my list of 50, but it's going to be!  I LOVELOVELOVE this wall hanging!!!!!  My swap partner loved it just as much!  My wife SOOOOO did not want me to send this, and in the end I didn't want me to send it either....so I am going to make us one for the house...maybe in rainbow colors on the tree tops though :)


Applique totebag.  The other side says Thing 2 of course!  It's lined with a Dr Seuss cat in the hat material reconned from a bed sheet I got off eBay.  My swap partner LOVED this too (same person that got the wall hanging above, too, this was in the Giant Multi-Theme swap)



Strip skirt..appliqued as well!  I am SOOOOO in love with doing applique lately :)  It becomes a part of just about every swap package.  I'm so glad this skirt came out so well, as this was DEFINITELY one of the items on my 50 projects list and I am thrilled to be able to make this by making up my own pattern and can alter to fit me or anyone else easily!  So...hopefully there will be one for me showing up in here soon!



I'm in the sea life swap right now, and had SOOOO much inspiration spilling out of my head for stuff that I made myself ANOTHER sea life necklace.  I love the blues in the ones I posted before, but I REALLY love the color of these beads, makes them look like sand.

WHEW!!!  So, I have been busy lately, even though most of the time spent was on projects NOT for me AGAIN  :P  Here's my updated list!  Getting closer to 50 and its only the beginning of September, so I am ahead of the curve!

1. recon purse from blue and white print dress
2. reversible totebag from IKEA tree fabric
3. reversible shopping bag from mint green gingham
4. unlined fabric shopping bag - mint gingham
5. large hobo bag
6. New Look 6871 pattern - view D
7. Maxi halter dress - Simplicity 2642
8. Applique fabric scraps bucket 
9. sewing machine cover
10. serger cover
11. reversible totebag for my mother
12. reversible totebag for MIL - butterflies
13. bubble tree wall hanging
14. Seashell lariat necklace 
15. Ocean-inspired necklace
16. Dashiki for me - batik gauze
17. Smock top - kelly green and white floral
18. Smock dress - red, orange and yellow stripes
19. recon smock top from Avenue skirt
20. applique totebag(s) (may be more than one!)
21. reversible totebag for me from red leave/mint green fabric
22. apron for me
23. apron for my wife
24. recon t-shirt skirt
25. sea life and sand 3-strand necklace
26. needlebook
27. bead embellished zip pouch 
28. mend Pier One throw w/ decorative stitching
29. Apron top
30. Tiered skirt OR strip skirt
31. Junk necklace
32. Valentine's charm bracelet for me
33. Valentine's charm bracelet for my wife
34. Valentine's charm/junk necklace for my wife
35. frog stuffie with musical button for preggie friend
36. recon corduroy pants with insets in the sides
37. infinity dress
38. snap wallets (number is limitless!)
39. craft apron with pockets
40. charm necklace and earrings set in black/red
41. pink rose flower head wreath
42. Dashiki for Destash swap
43. Nautical zip pouch for Destash swap
44. Flowers/vines zip pouch for Destash swap
45. Owl tote for Tree swap
46. IKEA flowers tote for FOCR R5
47. Tree applique from LGBT swap
48. Green, blue, purple dangle bracelet
49. Purse for Fill a Purse R4
50. Purple wrap pants


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Riechan on September 06, 2009 11:38:41 AM
I'm crafting like crazy ;)

1. Make another elphie doll  (for the Poppet mini swap)
2. Make myself a headband: I made 2 today
3. Try out a crochet pattern
4. Stencil a “Waiting for Godot” shirt for my brother
5. Make a paper rose for my mum
6. Finish my corset
7. Finish my bag
8. Skirt out of beautiful flower fabric
9.  Make a Handbound book to write in about swaps
10. Make a Record bowl
11. Make a little book about the Japanese alphabet (Hiragana and Katakana): I made flashcards for Katakana so I think that counts too :d
12. Get my ears pierced (I think that belongs here too :p)
13. Make a Chunky bracelet
14. Make a Junk necklace
15. Make a Polymar clay usbstick cover
16. Reuse some magazine to make beads
17. Make a Paper magazine container for my bags/shoes
18. Finish my cat drawing *need to find it*
19. Make a oilpainting
20. Make a Beaded ring
21. Make some hair clips for me and to sell
22. Use my newspaper yarn to crochet something
23. Cover a wooden bracelet with paper 2 pieces
24. Stencil myself a Anime shirt
25. Stencil myself a shirt
26. Stencil myself a Drama shirt
27. Make myself a poppet *finished: body+hair+skirt*
28. Try out my new doll book
29. Make an mp3 cozy
30. Make a dress out of my striped shirt
31. Update my Dawanda shop and try to sell at least 1 thing
32. Practice my crochet skills
33. Make a spider necklace *started*
34. Make a little spiderring or at least try
35. Make a button ring
36. Make a wire ring: one with pearls, one with a stone :)
37. Make a origami star bracelet
38. Make something out of the wood that’s been lying in my mum her car’s trunk (it’s flat wood like mdf, if anyone has ideas Wink )
39. Fuse some plastic bags
40. Use the fused plastic bags to make something
41. Make a laptop cover
42. Try to make a stamp
43. Use some of the buttons in my stash to make a flower button or something
44. Update my wist
45. Use some of the tutorials I have on my pc to make something *working on it*
46. Make a scoodie
47. Use some quotes I love to brighten up my dorm wall (has to wait till mid September)
48. Make a needlebook
49. Make a little felt monster
50. Make wooden earrings for my friend
51. Make flashcards of the Japanese Hiragana alphabet
52. Make a kansashi hairclip
53. Make a bottlecap bracelet featuring my Japanese paper
54. Make a bottlecap bracelet featuring Arashi
55. Stencil a Craft shirt for me *stencil cut out*
56. Stencil a shirt for my friend's birthday

so in total: 18/56

36. Make a wire ring (made 2)


48. Make a needlebook


52. Make a kansashi hairclip (picture is following)
53. Make a bottlecap bracelet featuring my Japanese paper (picture is following)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: calluna on September 08, 2009 06:39:44 PM
I got my 50! They're on pg 9. Naturally there's a lot more than 50 in my to-do list and always more WIPs, but this thread has been a great motivator to really get things done.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on September 08, 2009 09:23:22 PM
I got my 50! They're on pg 9. Naturally there's a lot more than 50 in my to-do list and always more WIPs, but this thread has been a great motivator to really get things done.

I totally agree I have got so much done this year! Congrats on finishing!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on September 10, 2009 03:27:34 PM
I got my 50! They're on pg 9. Naturally there's a lot more than 50 in my to-do list and always more WIPs, but this thread has been a great motivator to really get things done.

Wow great job!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: angelcallie on September 11, 2009 02:15:35 PM
My bobbin case got scratched like a month ago and I am still waiting on the replacement part, so crafting around here has been a bit slow of late. I borrowed my old huskystar from the friend I gave it to to get a few things done before I went on vacation last week, but crafting has been slow 'round these parts.

1. Tardis pillow (finished jan 5)
2. Siamese cat pillow (finished jan 7)
3. Cthulhu scarf (finished . . . early jan sometime)
4. Tenth Doctor Doll (late Jan)
5. L doll (late Jan, too, I think)
6. Ganesh doll (mid March)
7. Om wallet (mid March) (for OTT 21)
8. Ninth Doctor Doll
9. my first poppet, Tate
10. large personal swap item - Stuffed Dragon
11. medium personal swap item - Arthur Doll
12. medium personal swap item - Merlin Doll
13. small personal swap item - Sword in Stone Pincushion
14. small personal swap item - Eureka Needlebook
15. Jacket for a friend
16. Poppet #2 Tigan
17. Stuffie swap item - Chakotay Doll
18. Jim Henson Swap item Large, Jen the Gelfling Doll
19. Jim Henson Swap item Medium, Cookie Monster cookie jar
20. Jim Henson Swap item Small, muppety magnets
21. Applique messenger bag
22. Pajama Shorts (with rockets and atoms on!)
23. Little ribbon tote for Mom
24. Wrap Pants - Capri!length
25. Shakespeare Swap Item Large
26. Shakespeare Swap Item Medium
27. Old School Nickelodeon Swap Item Large
28. Old School Nickelodeon Swap Item Medium
29. Old School Nickelodeon Swap Item Small
30. Fresh Baked Hearth Bread for Grandfather's 80th Birthday
31. Stargate swap item small -waiting for partner to receive
32. Stargate swap item medium - waiting for partner to receive
33. Stargate swap item large - waiting for partner to receive
34. Sundress for sister's friend

35. Link Poppet, in progress (so close! nearly done)
36. Anime Swap Large (partner A) - Mad Hatter!Tamaki Doll
37. Anime Swap medium (partner A) - Ouran Host Club Stationary Clutch
38. Anime Swap small (partner A) - Kingdom Hearts wee little bag
39. Anime Swap Large (partner B) - Petshop of Horrors quilted tote bag
40. Anime Swap medium (partner B) - Mepple plushie from Pretty Cure
41. Anime Swap small (partner B) - Earthian Angels journal

42. Black linen capri pants
43. Ensign Tamaki doll



He's a Trekkie. Under his uniform jacket, he wears this!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: CraftNClutter on September 21, 2009 08:42:08 AM
August Gallery of Completed Projects

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3882242842/)
 Project #28 - Mustard Oceané (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/09/knitting-elite.html)

We've had an unseasonably cool summer, so with a couple weeks before a wedding and new mustard colored shoes I intended to wear with an existing dress, I decided I probably needed some sort of cover up for the wedding. Of course the weekend of the wedding ended up being the hottest we had all summer and it was an outdoor ceremony, so I didn't end up needing it. But on the plus side, it came in handy a couple weeks ago while we were traveling through Europe and at the wedding I had this past weekend.


(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3849981193/)
Project #29 - Travel Document Note Taker (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/09/travel-agent-notelet.html)

Made especially for our European vacation as a place to store all our travel print-out reservations and have a place to have itinerary, budget, etc all in one place. Worked fabulously!


(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3882243490/)
Project #30 - Cornhole Bean Bag Sets  (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/09/just-toss-em.html)

My husband decided to make his own cornhole (lawn bags) set and needed bean bags. Ended up wiping my pantry clean of barely, dried beans and popcorn, but was a great way to use up some of the brown/pink fabric I had somehow acquired several yards of.


(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3881446783/)
Project #31 - Travel Taxi Bag  (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/09/more-practice-needed.html)

I made this as well for our European vacation. I wanted a daily purse that was large enough to hold my DSLR, wallet, document holder etc, but wasn't your typical nylon travel purse or a messenger bag. A nice compromise with my modification to a size that wasn't too small nor too big and wasn't super boxy and generic looking.


Interested in finding out more about my projects? Click the "project name" under each picture!



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on September 21, 2009 09:17:35 AM
I love the travel taxi bag :)  I have been up to my ears in crafting on swaps recently, so other than what I posted last time, I have not yet completed anything else for myself (my remaining items on my 50 list are to be for ME or my family instead of just for swaps :) )....hopefully several WIPs will be completed soon!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: sugarglass on September 24, 2009 03:33:55 PM
started alice


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on September 27, 2009 10:48:37 AM
Quite a few projects went to the Simon Pegg & Posse swap (jungrrl's pictures):

#28: Cock it patch



#32: Cricket bat keychain



#33: Shaun & Ed dolls



#34: Shaun costume



#35: Yarp/Narp doorhanger



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: klum78 on September 28, 2009 12:11:41 AM
Update: I'm up to 42.  Almost there!

 1. toddler bibs
 2. Weekender bag for best friend
 3. bedside caddy
 4. fabric bucket:
    https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289769.0
 5. DD's Valentines for school
 6. dress for me
 7. fabric book for DS
 8. backdrop for photoshoots
 9. cat bed
 10. patchwork rainbow skirt for DD's birthday
 11. Amy Butler hat for DS
 12. 4 singlet shopping bags for DD's teacher gifts
 13. 10 zippered pouches for SS Swap
 14. 24 Valentines for the V-Day Card Swap
 15. 22 quilt blocks for LQS4
 16. Tea Wallet for Mom's Birthday
 17. 3 fabric bookmarks for Mom's Birthday
 18. skirt for MG
 19. 3 travel shoe bags
 20. Weekender for Me! (Picture of mine and my BFFs)
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m278/batgrrl8/crafty/100_4322.jpg
 21. 2 sleep masks
 22. 10 travel shoe bags for SSS18
 23. quilt for PK
 24. wrap skirt for me
 25. doorstop for DD's room
 26. 2 i-spy games
 27. 9 bookmarks
 28. shorts for DS
 29. 2 zippered pouches
 30. LQS2 Quilt for the living room: http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m278/batgrrl8/crafty/100_5029.jpg
 31. Reconned shirt into dress for DD
 32. 4 jars of blackberry jam
 33. Huck Finn Pants for DS
 34. Cape for MK birthday gift
 35. 4 birdhouses for end of year teacher gifts (with help from DD)
 36. Fabric Curlers
 37. Oven mitt/ Potholder
 38. Wall Organizer
 39. Grocery Bag Holder
 40. 15 fabric bookmarks
 41. Ruffle Tank top
 42. Tiered Skirt for DD:
 


To Do List:
- decorated kitchen towels
- Kimono top/dress for DD: http://habitual.wordpress.com/kimono/
- fabric boxes: http://www.designspongeonline.com/2009/01/diy-project-kates-fabric-boxes.html
- dog toys from fleece
- this scarf: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=67366.msg656127;topicseen#msg656127
- backseat organizer: http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat13851&PRODID=xprd130240
- nap mat for DD
- patchwork bucket hat for DS
- quilt for MW
- cushions for the bench in the kitchen
- stenciled dandilion shirt for me
- stenciled Harley shirt for DH
- thread catcher: http://www.wists.com/klum78/64035c0eeff2a4367af6fcb2404c577b?offset=280
- stockings for the family (4)
- make DS a cute outfit like so: http://www.wists.com/klum78/50705a8afd1507c6b484c219b45c816a?offset=160
-  dog bed
-  felt food- pizza (everything is cut out)
-  dress for DD
- Waste Bin: http://iliketomakestuff.blogspot.com/2008/02/waste-bin-tutorial.html
- fingertip oven mitt: http://www.savvyseams.com/apt/mitts.php#finger
- complete 12 pages for DS's scrapbook
- canvas growth chart
- quilt for mom's birthday (2/23)
- quilt for mom and stepdad's anniversary (4/12)
- picnic quilt
- rag rug
- new bag for mm
- finish DD's quilt


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on September 28, 2009 10:54:20 AM
Made myself an awesome bracelet at work the other day...gotta photo it and slap it up here...have gotten in over my head on swaps AGAIN...but I am ahead of the curve on a couple, with one sending out in less than a week, and should be able to crank out the last 10 projects on my list for 2009...then we will see if there is another one of these for 2010 :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: CraftNClutter on October 01, 2009 12:18:40 PM
September Gallery of Completed Projects

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3958691277/)
 Project #32 - Pale Pink Stella Pixie Hat (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/09/when-will-i-learn.html)

What started as a small project to take on vacation with me, turned into a 25 day ordeal…yes, 25 days to finish a baby hat! It wasn't a tough pattern, I just had to overcome many obstacles - pattern issues, knitting laziness on my part, trying to return to a normal schedule after a wham-bam vacation. I made this as a substitute to the Cupcake Hat (I had made in May but couldn't get to the right size) for my sister to give as a Christmas present to her BFF's daughter. I love this choice so much more than my initial, I'm almost glad I had such a hard time with the Cupcake Hat.


(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3959463810/)
Project #33 - June Quilt Square[/url]

Finally getting back into the swing of things with my collaborative quilt project. As you can see I'm many, many months behind. I created this after seeing the block pattern on Flickr - it was kinda tough, as you can see my center corners don't line up AT ALL. But I'm good with the overall result.


Interested in finding out more about my projects? Click the "project name" under each picture!




Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: morrigan_le_faye on October 08, 2009 01:26:40 PM
two more things on my list!  :D

1. a nice belly warmer
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=296239.msg3371980#msg3371980

2. a yummy chocolate pie
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=297772.msg3393605#msg3393605

3. a lovely thread box
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=299909.msg3421676#msg3421676

4. a springy door wreath
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=299913.msg3421702#msg3421702

5. Easter cake
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=300855.msg3434156#msg3434156

6. wall decoration in my new craft room
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=304156.0

7. organize and paint my new craft room
8. medieval bag
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=303766.0

9. medieval cushion
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=311472.0

10. Window decoration with crystals
11. red&withe quilt
12. a new 15. century gown
13. a red stool (paper craft)
14.  decorate my notebook
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=303764.0

15. sew several new curtains
16. make new Christmas decorations
17. make as may Christmas gifts as possible
18. a new renaissance gown
19. find a crafty solution to hide the cat's can
20. cook some jam and syrup
21. paint porcelain bowls
22. do more spinning
23. maybe some tablet weaving
24. learn to crochet
25. a flowery pin board


https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=323824.0

26. a new tablecloth with tassels
27. a new, Victorian-style skirt
28. do some dyeing experiments
30. catch very wild waters..
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=307127.0

31. Full moon necklace
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=311471.0

32. Cinnamon rolls
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=311474.0

33. Polymer Clay Sweets


https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=323820.msg3737235#msg3737235


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 09, 2009 09:28:10 AM
Those sweets look yummy *drool*  :P


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 13, 2009 01:52:23 PM
Here are my 2 latest completed projects:


Amy Butler Birdlie Sling made from IKEA fabric.  Dude, this fabric was SO heavy duty!!  No interfacing needed!  YAY!



Seashell dangle bracelet.  SO copied this one off the one I made for Tero in the Sea Life Swap...cuz I loved it so much and wanted one for me!

UPDATED LIST

1. recon purse from blue and white print dress
2. reversible totebag from IKEA tree fabric
3. reversible shopping bag from mint green gingham
4. unlined fabric shopping bag - mint gingham
5. Amy Butler Birdie Sling
6. New Look 6871 pattern - view D
7. Maxi halter dress - Simplicity 2642
8. Applique fabric scraps bucket 
9. sewing machine cover
10. serger cover
11. reversible totebag for my mother
12. reversible totebag for MIL - butterflies
13. bubble tree wall hanging
14. Seashell lariat necklace 
15. Ocean-inspired necklace
16. Dashiki for me - batik gauze
17. Smock top - kelly green and white floral
18. Smock dress - red, orange and yellow stripes
19. recon smock top from Avenue skirt
20. applique totebag(s) (may be more than one!)
21. reversible totebag for me from red leave/mint green fabric
22. apron for me
23. apron for my wife
24. recon t-shirt skirt
25. sea life and sand 3-strand necklace
26. needlebook
27. bead embellished zip pouch 
28. seashell dangle bracelet
29. Apron top
30. Tiered skirt OR strip skirt
31. Junk necklace
32. Valentine's charm bracelet for me
33. Valentine's charm bracelet for my wife
34. Valentine's charm/junk necklace for my wife
35. mend rips and reattach ripped tassels on Pier 1 throw
36. recon corduroy pants with insets in the sides
37. infinity dress
38. snap wallets (number is limitless!)
39. craft apron with pockets
40. charm necklace and earrings set in black/red
41. pink rose flower head wreath
42. Dashiki for Destash swap
43. Nautical zip pouch for Destash swap
44. Flowers/vines zip pouch for Destash swap
45. Owl tote for Tree swap
46. IKEA flowers tote for FOCR R5
47. Tree applique from LGBT swap
48. Green, blue, purple dangle bracelet
49. Purse for Fill a Purse R4
50. Purple wrap pants


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on October 14, 2009 04:33:06 PM
awesome!!!  I totally dig that purse (i, too, love both amy butler AND ikea, only i cant sew so im pretty screwed in that way!) and that bracelet is totally adorable!!!

great job on both, i mean, seriously!!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 15, 2009 09:23:45 AM
Thanks so much!  I hope to make several more of those bags...got lots of IKEA fabrics to work with :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: angelcallie on October 15, 2009 02:50:49 PM
1. Tardis pillow (finished jan 5)
2. Siamese cat pillow (finished jan 7)
3. Cthulhu scarf (finished . . . early jan sometime)
4. Tenth Doctor Doll (late Jan)
5. L doll (late Jan, too, I think)
6. Ganesh doll (mid March)
7. Om wallet (mid March) (for OTT 21)
8. Ninth Doctor Doll
9. my first poppet, Tate
10. large personal swap item - Stuffed Dragon
11. medium personal swap item - Arthur Doll
12. medium personal swap item - Merlin Doll
13. small personal swap item - Sword in Stone Pincushion
14. small personal swap item - Eureka Needlebook
15. Jacket for a friend
16. Poppet #2 Tigan
17. Stuffie swap item - Chakotay Doll
18. Jim Henson Swap item Large, Jen the Gelfling Doll
19. Jim Henson Swap item Medium, Cookie Monster cookie jar
20. Jim Henson Swap item Small, muppety magnets
21. Applique messenger bag
22. Pajama Shorts (with rockets and atoms on!)
23. Little ribbon tote for Mom
24. Wrap Pants - Capri!length
25. Shakespeare Swap Item Large
26. Shakespeare Swap Item Medium
27. Old School Nickelodeon Swap Item Large
28. Old School Nickelodeon Swap Item Medium
29. Old School Nickelodeon Swap Item Small
30. Fresh Baked Hearth Bread for Grandfather's 80th Birthday
31. Stargate swap item small -waiting for partner to receive
32. Stargate swap item medium - waiting for partner to receive
33. Stargate swap item large - waiting for partner to receive
34. Sundress for sister's friend

35. Link Poppet, in progress (so close! nearly done)
36. Anime Swap Large (partner A) - Mad Hatter!Tamaki Doll
37. Anime Swap medium (partner A) - Ouran Host Club Stationary Clutch
38. Anime Swap small (partner A) - Kingdom Hearts wee little bag
39. Anime Swap Large (partner B) - Petshop of Horrors quilted tote bag
40. Anime Swap medium (partner B) - Mepple plushie from Pretty Cure
41. Anime Swap small (partner B) - Earthian Angels journal
42. Black linen capri pants
43. Ensign Tamaki doll

44. Painted T-shirts
45. Mini Master doll (from Doctor Who)(in progress)

Painted shirt:


Mini!Master pictures will come when he's further along.

And now I need to get me bum in gear and start to work on Christmas presents!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: morrigan_le_faye on October 24, 2009 08:51:20 AM
Autumn has come... :)

33. Autumn wreath



https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=325485.0



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 25, 2009 08:02:45 AM
Another little project for me...been wanting to make a take-out tote for a while, had it cut out about 2 months or more ago and finally sat down and sewed it up for myself!


OUTSIDE


LINING

UPDATED...getting close to the end!!

1. recon purse from blue and white print dress
2. reversible totebag from IKEA tree fabric
3. reversible shopping bag from mint green gingham
4. unlined fabric shopping bag - mint gingham
5. Amy Butler Birdie Sling
6. New Look 6871 pattern - view D
7. Maxi halter dress - Simplicity 2642
8. Applique fabric scraps bucket 
9. sewing machine cover
10. serger cover
11. reversible totebag for my mother
12. reversible totebag for MIL - butterflies
13. bubble tree wall hanging
14. Seashell lariat necklace 
15. Ocean-inspired necklace
16. Dashiki for me - batik gauze
17. Smock top - kelly green and white floral
18. Smock dress - red, orange and yellow stripes
19. recon smock top from Avenue skirt
20. applique totebag(s) (may be more than one!)
21. reversible totebag for me from red leave/mint green fabric
22. apron for me
23. apron for my wife
24. recon t-shirt skirt
25. sea life and sand 3-strand necklace
26. needlebook
27. bead embellished zip pouch 
28. seashell dangle bracelet
29. Apron top
30. Tiered skirt OR strip skirt
31. Junk necklace
32. Valentine's charm bracelet for me
33. Valentine's charm bracelet for my wife
34. Valentine's charm/junk necklace for my wife
35. mend rips and reattach ripped tassels on Pier 1 throw
36. Take Out Totebag
37. infinity dress
38. snap wallets (number is limitless!)
39. craft apron with pockets
40. charm necklace and earrings set in black/red
41. pink rose flower head wreath
42. Dashiki for Destash swap
43. Nautical zip pouch for Destash swap
44. Flowers/vines zip pouch for Destash swap
45. Owl tote for Tree swap
46. IKEA flowers tote for FOCR R5
47. Tree applique from LGBT swap
48. Green, blue, purple dangle bracelet
49. Purse for Fill a Purse R4
50. Purple wrap pants


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Riechan on October 25, 2009 01:53:53 PM
ooooh I love that little totebag!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on October 25, 2009 05:54:45 PM
Me too!!  I was stoked when I found the sushi fabric, and even more thrilled when I found that Asian characters fabric and KNEW I wanted to make a takeout bag for our sushi outings.  I hope one will be coming up soon so I can use it :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: angelcallie on November 02, 2009 12:13:08 PM
I love the fabric on that bag, TheSapphireMoon! It's adorable.

Okay, Halloween updates!

1. Tardis pillow (finished jan 5)
2. Siamese cat pillow (finished jan 7)
3. Cthulhu scarf (finished . . . early jan sometime)
4. Tenth Doctor Doll (late Jan)
5. L doll (late Jan, too, I think)
6. Ganesh doll (mid March)
7. Om wallet (mid March) (for OTT 21)
8. Ninth Doctor Doll
9. my first poppet, Tate
10. large personal swap item - Stuffed Dragon
11. medium personal swap item - Arthur Doll
12. medium personal swap item - Merlin Doll
13. small personal swap item - Sword in Stone Pincushion
14. small personal swap item - Eureka Needlebook
15. Jacket for a friend
16. Poppet #2 Tigan
17. Stuffie swap item - Chakotay Doll
18. Jim Henson Swap item Large, Jen the Gelfling Doll
19. Jim Henson Swap item Medium, Cookie Monster cookie jar
20. Jim Henson Swap item Small, muppety magnets
21. Applique messenger bag
22. Pajama Shorts (with rockets and atoms on!)
23. Little ribbon tote for Mom
24. Wrap Pants - Capri!length
25. Shakespeare Swap Item Large
26. Shakespeare Swap Item Medium
27. Old School Nickelodeon Swap Item Large
28. Old School Nickelodeon Swap Item Medium
29. Old School Nickelodeon Swap Item Small
30. Fresh Baked Hearth Bread for Grandfather's 80th Birthday
31. Stargate swap item small -waiting for partner to receive
32. Stargate swap item medium - waiting for partner to receive
33. Stargate swap item large - waiting for partner to receive
34. Sundress for sister's friend
35. Link Poppet, in progress (so close! nearly done)
36. Anime Swap Large (partner A) - Mad Hatter!Tamaki Doll
37. Anime Swap medium (partner A) - Ouran Host Club Stationary Clutch
38. Anime Swap small (partner A) - Kingdom Hearts wee little bag
39. Anime Swap Large (partner B) - Petshop of Horrors quilted tote bag
40. Anime Swap medium (partner B) - Mepple plushie from Pretty Cure
41. Anime Swap small (partner B) - Earthian Angels journal
42. Black linen capri pants
43. Ensign Tamaki doll
44. Painted T-shirts

45. Mini Master doll (from Doctor Who, but not for Who!swap)(in progress)
46. Med for Who!Swap
47. Large for Anime angel swap package
48. Med for Anime angel swap package

I ended up making three Halloween costumes this year: one for me, one for my sister, and a last minute one for my sister's friend. I was a gameboy.

49. Gameboy Costume


My sister wanted to be Alice in Wonderland but she couldn't find one to buy that wasn't, shall we say, too revealing (which is refreshing to hear from a 17 year old girl). So I was recruited to make one for her. I'm pretty proud of it because she asked me less than a week before Halloween and I drafted the whole pattern myself and constructed it in a matter of days.

50. Alice in Wonderland Costume


And, at around 4pm on the day of Halloween my sister's friend was lamenting that she had no costume, she and my sister came up with the brilliant plan of going as a pregnant woman and decided that, since a pillow would just "look stupid," I was to be roped into making a pregnant belly for her to wear. It's not terribly sophisticated, but I had under an hour to construct it and I am weirdly proud of it as well.

51. Pregnant Costume


That's my fifty, I guess. Maybe I'll go back and take out all the swap stuff and see if I can make it to fifty again with those removed.



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on November 04, 2009 11:05:14 AM
Made a great top for me from Butterick 5217 yesterday :)  I wore it already, so it's in the wash.  Will snap a pic when it comes out next week.

UPDATED:

1. recon purse from blue and white print dress
2. reversible totebag from IKEA tree fabric
3. reversible shopping bag from mint green gingham
4. unlined fabric shopping bag - mint gingham
5. Amy Butler Birdie Sling
6. New Look 6871 pattern - view D
7. Butterick 5217 view C
8. Applique fabric scraps bucket 
9. sewing machine cover
10. serger cover
11. reversible totebag for my mother
12. reversible totebag for MIL - butterflies
13. bubble tree wall hanging
14. Seashell lariat necklace 
15. Ocean-inspired necklace
16. Dashiki for me - batik gauze
17. Smock top - kelly green and white floral
18. Smock dress - red, orange and yellow stripes
19. recon smock top from Avenue skirt
20. applique totebag(s) (may be more than one!)
21. reversible totebag for me from red leave/mint green fabric
22. apron for me
23. apron for my wife
24. recon t-shirt skirt
25. sea life and sand 3-strand necklace
26. needlebook
27. bead embellished zip pouch 
28. seashell dangle bracelet
29. Apron top
30. Tiered skirt OR strip skirt
31. Junk necklace
32. Valentine's charm bracelet for me
33. Valentine's charm bracelet for my wife
34. Valentine's charm/junk necklace for my wife
35. mend rips and reattach ripped tassels on Pier 1 throw
36. recon corduroy pants with insets in the sides
37. infinity dress
38. snap wallets (number is limitless!)
39. craft apron with pockets
40. charm necklace and earrings set in black/red
41. pink rose flower head wreath
42. Dashiki for Destash swap
43. Nautical zip pouch for Destash swap
44. Flowers/vines zip pouch for Destash swap
45. Owl tote for Tree swap
46. IKEA flowers tote for FOCR R5
47. Tree applique from LGBT swap
48. Green, blue, purple dangle bracelet
49. Purse for Fill a Purse R4
50. Purple wrap pants


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: CraftNClutter on November 04, 2009 11:57:58 AM
October Gallery of Completed Projects

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4020188521/)
Project #34 - July Quilt Square



(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4042684771/in/set-72157612571187345/)
Project #35 - Halloween Cookies (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/10/1st-annual-byop.html)



Interested in finding out more about my projects? Click the "project name" under each picture!





Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on November 06, 2009 02:15:25 PM
Cool costumes, angelcallie!

I have some things to update -

#36: Rainbow string of cepahlopod banners! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=327084) (hit the link for more photos)



#37: Seastar stuffie (made my own pattern)



#38: Sweatshirt recon (covering up a logo for something I don't care about with a t-shirt scrap)



#39: Coat for friend's Blind Mag costume (please let me know if you can't see this picture)



#40 and 41: Repo Man outfit and helmet for me!




Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on November 06, 2009 05:46:21 PM
I love the starfish stuffie!  I don't think I remember seeing that in the SLS ???

And the rainbow banner is right up my alley too!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: angelcallie on November 07, 2009 02:00:35 AM
The rainbow cephalopod banner is awesome!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Crazypantsjones on November 09, 2009 12:02:28 PM
Being the slow crafter that I am, it's WAY too late for me to join this.  Will there be another craftalong for 2010?  I made a list of things for myself to do, but it would be so much easier if I had the encouragement/procrastination shame that a thread like this would give me!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: angelcallie on November 09, 2009 11:51:49 PM
Ooookay, so removing all the crafts I did for swaps this year, I have a frighteningly short list. BUT, pretty much all of my friends and family have birthdays in the next two months, so I still may be able to reach 50 without swap stuff. Anyway, my amended list (with all swap crafts extracted) is as follows.

1. Tardis pillow (finished jan 5)
2. Siamese cat pillow (finished jan 7)
3. Cthulhu scarf (finished . . . early jan sometime)
4. Tenth Doctor Doll (late Jan)
5. L doll (late Jan, too, I think)
6. Ganesh doll (mid March)
7. Om wallet (mid March) (for OTT 21)
8. Ninth Doctor Doll
9. my first poppet, Tate
10. Jacket for a friend
11. Poppet #2 Tigan
12. Applique messenger bag
13. Pajama Shorts (with rockets and atoms on!)
14. Little ribbon tote for Mom
15. Fresh Baked Hearth Bread for Grandfather's 80th Birthday
16. Sundress for sister's friend
17. Black linen capri pants
18. Ensign Tamaki doll
19. Painted T-shirts
20. Gameboy Costume
21. Alice in Wonderland Costume   
22. Preggers Costume

23. Wrap pants

Yee gods, that's less than half! Okay, new stuff.

24. Decoupage mirror box for little sister's birthday (not totally happy with it, so I may make a few adjustments before I post a picture.
25. Snuggie (with hood!) for little sister's birthday (will take picture after I give it to her :) )
26. (Doctor Who)Mini Master doll for RevolutionaryGirl

The fur fabric was a little bit long to be Simm!Master's hair so he looks a little more like Amadeus than Saxon, but I was still pretty amused by him and RevGirl liked him so that's what matters.

I'm almost finished with my Link Poppet and I have to make a little bag for my mother and finish a fleece blanket for my sister's birthday this week. And I'm starting to panic about the Holiday!!Crafting I need to do. So yeah. I should probably get back to work :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: sunshinesmiles on November 11, 2009 10:11:23 PM
Wow it's been awhile since I've updated my list! I took somethings out and added new ones in and technically I'm already done with the 50 because I make multiples of the same thing... But here's the list!

(Pictures of the first 20 or so items can be found on page 73, I think!)

1.   2 valentine’s day candles for roommates
2.   Father’s Day plate
3.   21st Birthday wine glass for roomie
4.   Roomie’s Flower pot
5.   Mother’s Day flower pot
6.   Mom’s birthday candle
7.   MS Walk iron-on shirts (2 for my mom and me, two for the dogs!)
8.   Roomie’s 21st birthday care basket
9.   Dodger’s flower pot
10.   28 Foam valentines for live-ins
11.   Diaper clutch
12.   Crinkly Owl
13.   Tag alligator
14.   House mom’s flower pot
15.   Coworker’s “mother’s day” flower pot
16.   Stuffed pig for cousin
17.   Thermal blanket
18.   Beached themed wedding candle
19.   Boyfriend’s mom’s flower pot
20.   Boyfriend’s birthday present
21.   Walk on the Wild Side puffy paint shirt (ended up doing 3)
22.   Breast Cancer Walk puffy paint shirt
23.   Memory Walk puffy paint shirt (ended up doing 3)
24.   6 Candle center pieces for the senior prom I threw for senior citizens
25.   6 Giant mug center pieces for the same senior prom

26.   Set of 2 vanilla scented Sachets

27.   Set of 2 fresh scented Sachets
28.   Hand towel and washcloth set

And here's a picture of the whole first day basket that I made:

29.   Big DZ turtle plate

30.   Little Big/Little plate

31.   Little delta zeta turtle plate

32.   Personalized set of bulletin boards

33.   DZ themed set of bulletin boards

34.   Cookie jar with cookies! (I cheated a little bit since she knows I'm a crafty person, but I want to trick her into thinking that I'm not her big sister)

And here's the completed tray for gifting on day two! We had to bring them lunch, but mostly everything was personalized!

35.   About 90 turtle magnets

36.   Frosted glasses

37.   Ribbon pillow
38.   Pearl pillow (my sorority family’s name)
39.   Paint a pina colada glass
40.   Grandmother’s flower pot
41.   Boyfriend’s Valentine’s Day present… oops!
42.   Inside joke flower pot
43.   Giraffe Flower pot for other grandmother
44.   Giraffe flower pot for friend
45.   2 Squirrel stuffies (either out of socks or out of gloves, can’t decide…)
46.   Blue themed flower pot
47.   Pink themed flower pot
48.   AXO flower pot
49.   Bedside organizer, hopefully big enough to fit my laptop in
Christmas Gifts
50.   2 sets of Wine grapes trivets/coasters for my mom (one for her and one for her to give to one of her best friends) … inspiration from someone on craftster…
51.   Set of camera plates for boyfriend’s sister… inspiration from https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=247653.0
52.   Two embroidered placemats for boyfriend’s sister (I’m so excited to teach myself how to do this!)
53.   100+ ornaments for sorority sisters (simple felt shape and hole punched! Hoping it’s easy enough…)
54.   20 or so cakes in a mug for advisors and closer sisters (I did bath salts last year)
55.   “Quilt” for roomie
56.   No sew blanket for boyfriend
57.   No sew blanket for brother
58.   Apron for boyfriend as kind of a gag gift since he does most of the cooking when we actually do cook
59.   6 assorted ornaments for extended family
60.   6 lightweight scarves for girl friends
61.   Penguin PJ bottoms for mom
62.   Dog treats!
63.   8 presents for my sorority family… any ideas for something quick and easy would be appreciated! I attempted Christmas ornaments where you swirl the paint on the inside, but I didn’t like those so I bought cute frames that were on sale and put our family picture in them.  Anything pearl themed would be AMAZING!
64.   Something for my dad??


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: angelcallie on November 13, 2009 12:50:44 PM
Update with pictures!

1. Tardis pillow (finished jan 5)
2. Siamese cat pillow (finished jan 7)
3. Cthulhu scarf (finished . . . early jan sometime)
4. Tenth Doctor Doll (late Jan)
5. L doll (late Jan, too, I think)
6. Ganesh doll (mid March)
7. Om wallet (mid March) (for OTT 21)
8. Ninth Doctor Doll
9. my first poppet, Tate
10. Jacket for a friend
11. Poppet #2 Tigan
12. Applique messenger bag
13. Pajama Shorts (with rockets and atoms on!)
14. Little ribbon tote for Mom
15. Fresh Baked Hearth Bread for Grandfather's 80th Birthday
16. Sundress for sister's friend
17. Black linen capri pants
18. Ensign Tamaki doll
19. Painted T-shirts
20. Gameboy Costume
21. Alice in Wonderland Costume  
22. Preggers Costume
23. Wrap pants

24. Decoupage mirror box for little sister's birthday

There are pictures all along the outside as well, this is the top of the box.

25. Snuggie (with hood!) for little sister's birthday

Ahahahahahahah!

26. (Doctor Who)Mini Master doll for RevolutionaryGirl
27. Crab Bag to put my work stuff in


28. Narwhal plushie

This one ended up going to my sister for her birthday, so I have to make two more for other people! I'm quite proud of him. The picture doesn't show it well, but his horn is shiny!
The pod has a thread here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=328302.0

29. New Purse for Mom - she's already run off with it!

30. Link poppet :D
I finally finished him!

He has a thread here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=328294.0

31. Christmas Gift Item #1 for RevolutionaryGirl
32. Christmas Gift Item #2 for RevolutionaryGirl
We are friends in RL, but since she's on craftster as well, I don't want to post pictures or descriptions of these items just in case she wanders over here.

33. Insanely long Doctor Who Fourth Doctor scarf - pictures to come
34. Yankee's fleece blanket for sister's birthday
35. Hayate bag for me - pictures to come
36. Orchid jordy bag for friend's birthday - pictures to come
37. Orchid wallet for friend's birthday - pictures to come

My camera and my compy are currently not on speaking terms. Once they make it up, I'll have lots more pictures to post.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on November 13, 2009 02:24:11 PM
I love the narwhal!!!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on November 18, 2009 02:25:48 PM
2 more projects marked off!!  FINALLY got around to making these totes...guess I have just made so many I have been wanting to make other things instead cuz I got bored with them!  LOL!



And here is the Butterick 5217 top I made a couple weeks back...reconned from a vintage sheet.




UPDATED:

1. recon purse from blue and white print dress
2. reversible totebag from IKEA tree fabric
3. reversible shopping bag from mint green gingham
4. unlined fabric shopping bag - mint gingham
5. Amy Butler Birdie Sling
6. New Look 6871 pattern - view D
7. Butterick 5217 view C
8. Applique fabric scraps bucket 
9. sewing machine cover
10. serger cover
11. reversible totebag for my mother
12. reversible totebag for MIL - butterflies **NEWLY COMPLETED
13. bubble tree wall hanging
14. Seashell lariat necklace 
15. Ocean-inspired necklace
16. Dashiki for me - batik gauze
17. Smock top - kelly green and white floral
18. Smock dress - red, orange and yellow stripes
19. recon smock top from Avenue skirt
20. applique totebag(s) (may be more than one!)
21. reversible totebag for me from red leave/mint green fabric
22. apron for me
23. apron for my wife
24. orange and blue IKEA tote for my wife **NEWLY COMPLETED
25. sea life and sand 3-strand necklace
26. needlebook
27. bead embellished zip pouch 
28. seashell dangle bracelet
29. Apron top
30. Tiered skirt OR strip skirt
31. Junk necklace
32. Valentine's charm bracelet for me
33. Valentine's charm bracelet for my wife
34. Valentine's charm/junk necklace for my wife
35. mend rips and reattach ripped tassels on Pier 1 throw
36. recon corduroy pants with insets in the sides
37. infinity dress
38. snap wallets (number is limitless!)
39. craft apron with pockets
40. charm necklace and earrings set in black/red
41. pink rose flower head wreath
42. Dashiki for Destash swap
43. Nautical zip pouch for Destash swap
44. Flowers/vines zip pouch for Destash swap
45. Owl tote for Tree swap
46. IKEA flowers tote for FOCR R5
47. Tree applique from LGBT swap
48. Green, blue, purple dangle bracelet
49. Purse for Fill a Purse R4
50. Purple wrap pants


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: angelcallie on November 25, 2009 11:16:02 PM
Pictures!

33. Insanely long Doctor Who Fourth Doctor scarf


This scarf is like 15 feet long. It's insane. And I am not six feet tall, either. I would add tassels, like the Fourth Doctor's scarf has, but that would make it even longer and it's already a little unmanageable.


34. Yankee's fleece blanket for sister's birthday

35. Hayate bag for me


I'm quite proud of this bag. I designed the fabric by making a collage of manga pages (it's Fullmetal Alchemist, because I love Hawkeye's dog, Hayate, and wanted a bag with him all over), I treated some white twill with bubble jet set and printed the collages onto the fabric with my printer, and then I used coffee to dye the fabric to that sort of antique-y brown color. And I just threw together a pattern for a mini messenger bag (with magnetic closures that I am unreasonably excited about). I did learn a few things while I was doing it though, most important of which was that I should do the coffee dye before I treat the fabric for printing because it turned out a little darker than I wanted because, even though the solution was washed out the fabric was still sucking in color. Also, for the two pieces of the bag that weren't treated, I had a hell of a time getting them to match the rest. Still, I really love this bag.

There are more pictures at the thread here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=329192.0

36. Orchid jordy bag for friend's birthday

I used printable fabric for the orchid. The picture is a bit washed out, but the color of the flower is a lot richer than that in real life. I used the jordy tutorial over on the purses board, but a put a little snap button snap closure over the top and a zipper pocket on the inside as well.

37. Orchid wallet for friend's birthday

Lying flat so you can see one of the sets of card holders and the orchid on the outside. It also has a vinyl pocket on the inside for drivers license or whatever. I used the wallet tutorial over on the bags and purses etc board, though the vinyl pocket (and applique) were my own additions.

And the bag and wallet set together:


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Riechan on November 26, 2009 04:18:32 AM
I love the Hayate bag!! I also thought the dog was very very cute ^^
And thanks for the tips about printing on fabric!
What is a bubble jet set ? (we have big printers at school, maybe I could print there... although I would have to explain a lot if the fabric would get stuck in the machine...)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: angelcallie on November 26, 2009 03:30:51 PM
Thanks!

Bubble jet set is this solution (I got mine from http://www.dharmatrading.com/) that you treat the fabric with before you print. Basically you soak it and let it air dry. Then you can iron the fabric onto a piece of freezer paper and run it through the printer. It works with any fabric that is 100% cotton. It is AMAZING. I love it because it allows me to design my own fabric for way less than it costs to buy it through spoonflower, though I can only make it in 8.5 X 11 pieces.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on November 26, 2009 07:12:14 PM
LOVE the Hayate bag!!  The color and the printing are so great!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Riechan on November 27, 2009 01:00:38 AM
Thanks!

Bubble jet set is this solution (I got mine from http://www.dharmatrading.com/) that you treat the fabric with before you print. Basically you soak it and let it air dry. Then you can iron the fabric onto a piece of freezer paper and run it through the printer. It works with any fabric that is 100% cotton. It is AMAZING. I love it because it allows me to design my own fabric for way less than it costs to buy it through spoonflower, though I can only make it in 8.5 X 11 pieces.
thanks! to bad I don't have freezer paper (and we can't get it around here :()


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: CraftNClutter on December 02, 2009 05:18:18 PM
November Gallery of Completed Projects

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4103526659/)
Project #36 - Emelyn's Baby Peapod Sweater (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/11/sweet-pea.html)
The sweetest little baby sweater that I've been wanting to make for a couple years, made for the sweetest little newborn. Even finished in time to give during our visit to the hospital.


(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4119166604/)
Project #37 - Santa/Father Christmas Sequin Ornaments (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/11/1st-annual-small-fox-ornament-swap.html)
I created 11 of these sequined (half with red hats, half with gold) Santa heads for an ornament swap I'm participating in. My fingers still have not recovered from pushing all those pins - probably close to 6000 in all, yikes!


(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4126229493/)
Project #38 - Bubble Yum Button Tab Hat (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/11/hats-are-no-longer-my-friend.html)
This was intended to be for my sister to give to her friend's 7 year old daughter, but the pattern had no gauge information and it ended up being way big. Luckily I have a big head, so it looks all right on me. Not my first choice of color, but should look good with the yarn I go to make a winter scarf.


(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4135244120/)
Project #39 - The Brock Boy Hat (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/11/and-then-there-was-two.html)
This hat amazes me, it looks so tiny when flat, but stretches so much.


(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4139770950/)
Project #40 - Bubble Yum Button Tab Hat Junior (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/11/and-then-there-was-one.html)
A redo of the above version. This time smaller and more 7 year old appropriate. The great thing: I finished it in less than 2 days.




Interested in finding out more about my projects? Click the "project name" under each picture!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: morrigan_le_faye on December 03, 2009 12:35:14 PM
Time is running *** fast.... I will never finish my 50!  :'(
but hey, I tried!  :)

Here's another project I finished last weekend:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=329868.0



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: angelcallie on December 03, 2009 04:09:40 PM
1. Tardis pillow (finished jan 5)
2. Siamese cat pillow (finished jan 7)
3. Cthulhu scarf (finished . . . early jan sometime)
4. Tenth Doctor Doll (late Jan)
5. L doll (late Jan, too, I think)
6. Ganesh doll (mid March)
7. Om wallet (mid March) (for OTT 21)
8. Ninth Doctor Doll
9. my first poppet, Tate
10. Jacket for a friend
11. Poppet #2 Tigan
12. Applique messenger bag
13. Pajama Shorts (with rockets and atoms on!)
14. Little ribbon tote for Mom
15. Fresh Baked Hearth Bread for Grandfather's 80th Birthday
16. Sundress for sister's friend
17. Black linen capri pants
18. Ensign Tamaki doll
19. Painted T-shirts
20. Gameboy Costume
21. Alice in Wonderland Costume  
22. Preggers Costume
23. Wrap pants
24. Decoupage mirror box for little sister's birthday
25. Snuggie (with hood!) for little sister's birthday
26. (Doctor Who)Mini Master doll for RevolutionaryGirl
27. Crab Bag to put my work stuff in
28. Narwhal plushie
29. New Purse for Mom - she's already run off with it!
30. Link poppet
31. Christmas Gift Item #1 for RevolutionaryGirl
32. Christmas Gift Item #2 for RevolutionaryGirl
33. Insanely long Doctor Who Fourth Doctor scarf - pictures to come
34. Yankee's fleece blanket for sister's birthday
35. Hayate bag for me - pictures to come
36. Orchid jordy bag for friend's birthday - pictures to come
37. Orchid wallet for friend's birthday - pictures to come


38. Three orange doggy vests

I'm always afraid during hunting season that my dogs will get away from me and be shot by a hunter in the woods, so I made them these orange safety vests so that they are not mistaken for deer. As you can see, they are very stylish :)

39. Three StarGate Bears

That's Carson Beckett, Daniel Jackson, and Rodney McKay. They were a commission I got at Dragon*con back in September and I finally finished them.

40. Bag for Mother for Christmas


She described to me the bag she wanted and I made it. Simple simple. I would have put some kind of embellishment on it, but she likes plain. It has an adjustable strap and magnetic closures.

41. Third Christmas present for RevolutionaryGirl

42. Hat to match my Four scarf - pictures to come

43. Blue hat for mom for Christmas - pictures to come

44. Blue scarf for mom for Christmas - pictures to come

45. Three simple fleece Christmas stockings - pictures to come

46. Decoupaged sketchbook for friend - pictures to come

47. Pet tote bag for Friend - pictures to come

48. Decoupaged journal for sister


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on December 04, 2009 08:37:52 AM
That's a really lovely wreath, morrigan!  I hope to complete my last 7 items within the next few weeks...I have completed WAAAAAYYYYY more than 50 projects this year for swaps AND personal stuff, but I committed the rest of my list about halfway through to personal items ONLY for the remains of the year...as I NEVER make stuff for me and only slightly more often for friends  :P  I am pleased with myself so far, gotta crank out the rest!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: angelcallie on December 17, 2009 02:46:12 PM
Picture update!

42. Hat to match my Four scarf


43. Blue hat for mom for Christmas


44. Blue scarf for mom for Christmas

My beautiful (and newly repaired) sewing machine is modeling this one.

45. Three simple fleece Christmas stockings


46. Decoupaged sketchbook for friend
Front

Back

Hello, Cthuhlu.

47. Pet tote bag for Friend - pictures still to come

48. Decoupaged journal for sister
Front

Back


One more project and I'm done with Christmas, and two more projects and I have 50 (again! this time without any swap stuff :) )


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on December 17, 2009 07:23:54 PM
OK, some of the things on my 50 list did not get completed as my final personal projects for the year...because...I will be doing this year's Medieval Faire in my local city!!!  So I have have been slaving away making a BUTT-TON of head wreaths.

This batch took me 4 days to do...there is over 20 in this picture...so I will count all these as the remains to wrapping up my 50 projects for 2009.  FWIW, I did actually end up keeping several of these as personal pieces for my own collection as I loved them far too much to sell!

I will see about photographing my faves up close, hard to see everything in this large group shot.  The leafy one at the tip of the triangle is a replacement wreath for one a good friend has had for several years...hers has finally bit the dust and most of the leaves have come loose after many hours in the sun, heat, cold, and wind :)  I hope she enjoys it!



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on December 19, 2009 03:24:16 PM
I lost my count but I am fairly certain I was at 39 when I last posted...

40. Started my own crafty business (still in the baby stage)
41-43. Made 6 batches of home made Kahlua
44. Another 20 ATCs
45-46. 4 Wool Dryer Lint Balls will be finished by Christmas
47. Painted T-shirt for brother will be finished by Christmas or sooner
48. Hardcover Journal plus bath salt will be finished by Christmas or sooner
49. "Noise" a multi-media self portrait
50. Birthday cards for dad and mom's friend


I should just make it by the end of the year! I also have a self portrait in progress along with a large Post Secret style personal project. :D!



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: angelcallie on December 22, 2009 12:15:34 AM
I'm done! I'm done!


1. Tardis pillow (finished jan 5)
2. Siamese cat pillow (finished jan 7)
3. Cthulhu scarf (finished . . . early jan sometime)
4. Tenth Doctor Doll (late Jan)
5. L doll (late Jan, too, I think)
6. Ganesh doll (mid March)
7. Om wallet (mid March) (for OTT 21)
8. Ninth Doctor Doll
9. my first poppet, Tate
10. Jacket for a friend
11. Poppet #2 Tigan
12. Applique messenger bag
13. Pajama Shorts (with rockets and atoms on!)
14. Little ribbon tote for Mom
15. Fresh Baked Hearth Bread for Grandfather's 80th Birthday
16. Sundress for sister's friend
17. Black linen capri pants
18. Ensign Tamaki doll
19. Painted T-shirts
20. Gameboy Costume
21. Alice in Wonderland Costume  
22. Preggers Costume
23. Wrap pants
24. Decoupage mirror box for little sister's birthday
25. Snuggie (with hood!) for little sister's birthday
26. (Doctor Who)Mini Master doll for RevolutionaryGirl
27. Crab Bag to put my work stuff in
28. Narwhal plushie
29. New Purse for Mom - she's already run off with it!
30. Link poppet
31. Christmas Gift Item #1 for RevolutionaryGirl
32. Christmas Gift Item #2 for RevolutionaryGirl
33. Insanely long Doctor Who Fourth Doctor scarf
34. Yankee's fleece blanket for sister's birthday
35. Hayate bag for me
36. Orchid jordy bag for friend's birthday
37. Orchid wallet for friend's birthday
38. Three orange doggy vests
39. Three StarGate Bears
40. Bag for Mother for Christmas
41. Third Christmas present for RevolutionaryGirl
42. Hat to match my Four scarf
43. Blue hat for mom for Christmas
44. Blue scarf for mom for Christmas
45. Three simple fleece Christmas stockings
46. Decoupaged sketchbook for friend


47. Pet tote bag for Friend
All I have to say is thank god for facebook sometimes. I stole all these pictures from an album my friend posted on her fb page.

Front


Other front.

48. Decoupaged journal for sister

49. Purple fleece blanket with Vikings applique for stepfather for Christmas


50. Giant Squid plushie


He has his own thread here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=331623.0 where you can see his beak and all the things he's eaten.

Yaaaay! I've done my fifty! And I've finally finished all my Christmas presents!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 22, 2009 06:35:17 AM
congrats!

I hope that there is 2010 list already started!

wow


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on December 23, 2009 01:54:17 PM
The bottom sort of fell out of my world for a while and the interwebs were the last thing on my mind BUT I did continue to keep up with my crafting

here's a blog link to show you that I'm up to 65 projects and still working on this year   ;D

http://kookie-craftsin09.blogspot.com/ (http://kookie-craftsin09.blogspot.com/)

wishing you all the best of everything for the festive season and a fabulous start to the new year  :-*



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 23, 2009 01:58:03 PM
holy mackeral! omg--I would kill for that gorgeous rose doily! wow! You are an awesome crocheter!!! and busy, too! 65 BIG projects, not like my list of small ones mixed with large ones--wow! Plus, I am done for 2009--taking a week break of doing NOTHING!!!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on December 24, 2009 03:33:22 AM
  Thanks alwaysinmyroom   :) I love the rose doily too it was difficult to send away  ;) I've discovered a passion for thread work that has astounded me

 The only reason I'm still crafting is eleventh hour holiday gifts as per usual for me  ::)
literally just finished this hat & scarf set for my son's gf and still haven't finished my parent's blanket  :-[




added a funky fun fur trim to this purse for my little nice


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: calluna on December 24, 2009 03:03:35 PM
Plus, I am done for 2009--taking a week break of doing NOTHING!!!

We'll see how long it takes for the need to be crafty to overpower you!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on December 24, 2009 03:28:56 PM
literally 11th hour crochet, finished this at 11pm  ;D



Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: klum78 on December 25, 2009 02:13:37 AM
It has been months since my last update! 
I have hit 52!  I am sure there are more projects that I am missing but we will call this good.  :)

 1. toddler bibs
 2. Weekender bag for best friend
 3. bedside caddy
 4. fabric bucket:
    https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289769.0
 5. DD's Valentines for school
 6. dress for me
 7. fabric book for DS
 8. backdrop for photoshoots
 9. cat bed
 10. patchwork rainbow skirt for DD's birthday
 11. Amy Butler hat for DS
 12. 4 singlet shopping bags for DD's teacher gifts
 13. 10 zippered pouches for SS Swap
 14. 24 Valentines for the V-Day Card Swap
 15. 22 quilt blocks for LQS4
 16. Tea Wallet for Mom's Birthday
 17. 3 fabric bookmarks for Mom's Birthday
 18. skirt for MG
 19. 3 travel shoe bags
 20. Weekender for Me! (Picture of mine and my BFFs)
 21. 2 sleep masks
 22. 10 travel shoe bags for SSS18
 23. quilt for PK
 24. wrap skirt for me
 25. doorstop for DD's room
 26. 2 i-spy games
 27. 9 bookmarks
 28. shorts for DS
 29. 2 zippered pouches
 30. LQS2 Quilt for the living room
 31. Reconned shirt into dress for DD
 32. 4 jars of blackberry jam
 33. Huck Finn Pants for DS
 34. Cape for MK birthday gift
 35. 4 birdhouses for end of year teacher gifts (with help from DD)
 36. Fabric Curlers:
 
 37. Oven mitt/ Potholder:

 38. 2 Wall Organizers (one pictured is mine):

 39. Grocery Bag Holder
 40. 15 fabric bookmarks
 41. Ruffle Tank top
 42. Tiered Skirt for DD
 43. Oven mitt for DH
 44. Skirt for DD's BFF:

 45. Sleep masks for SSS21:

  46. Doll quilt for DD:

 47. Princess costume for DD:

 48. Fall Wreath:

 49. Weekender for personal swap:

 50. Stenciled Mario tee
 51. Recycled crayons:

 52. Baby Quilt:

 53. 2 decoupaged boxes
 54. Stenciled hoodie:



To Do List:
- decorated kitchen towels
- Kimono top/dress for DD: http://habitual.wordpress.com/kimono/
- fabric boxes: http://www.designspongeonline.com/2009/01/diy-project-kates-fabric-boxes.html
- dog toys from fleece
- this scarf: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=67366.msg656127;topicseen#msg656127
- backseat organizer: http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat13851&PRODID=xprd130240
- nap mat for DD
- patchwork bucket hat for DS
- quilt for MW
- cushions for the bench in the kitchen
- stenciled dandilion shirt for me
- stenciled Harley shirt for DH
- thread catcher: http://www.wists.com/klum78/64035c0eeff2a4367af6fcb2404c577b?offset=280
- stockings for the family (4)
- make DS a cute outfit like so: http://www.wists.com/klum78/50705a8afd1507c6b484c219b45c816a?offset=160
-  dog bed
-  felt food- pizza (everything is cut out)
-  dress for DD
- Waste Bin: http://iliketomakestuff.blogspot.com/2008/02/waste-bin-tutorial.html
- fingertip oven mitt: http://www.savvyseams.com/apt/mitts.php#finger
- complete 12 pages for DS's scrapbook
- canvas growth chart
- quilt for mom's birthday (2/23)
- quilt for mom and stepdad's anniversary (4/12)
- picnic quilt
- rag rug
- new bag for mm
- finish DD's quilt


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 26, 2009 04:49:38 PM
kookaloo_starr--what an adorable purse!  Love the color! Congrats on your 2009 finished projects! Hope to see you in 2010!

klum78--you are amazing!  I was going over your list and many of them are multiples (example: 10 zippered pouches!!)...I hope your to do list is for 2010 and not the last week of 2009!

I will definitely be inspired if you are in the 2010 thread! WOW!

love to do some of the same projects you are doing so keep on posting--very inspirational and motivating---shoot, I got tired reading your list! ha ha


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on December 26, 2009 06:07:54 PM
I have four more projects to complete before new years! I'd better hurry!  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on December 26, 2009 08:50:28 PM
klum, what a beautiful fall wreath!

I may have 50 projects now, I'll try to update my list in the next few days and give a final recap.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: nirauan on December 27, 2009 05:47:42 AM
hi

will there be a 2010 50 projects craftalong? i only found this thread at the end of november when it was far too late to join in! I thing this would be good to keepme motivated and help me use up some of my stash :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: .:dollface:. on December 27, 2009 09:54:36 AM
has the thread for 2010 started yet?


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on December 29, 2009 01:25:53 PM
I added up the things I've made this month, and I'm at 50! WOOOO!

So here are my new things since the last update.

42 - Shirt recon from this tutorial (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=103577.0)



43 - Felt mushroom magnets (two of three pictured)



44 - Reusable grocery bags from this tutorial (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=309113.0) (two of three pictured)



45 - Shirt recon for a friend (no picture)

46 - Patchwork cotton and fleece scarf (idea from this post (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=304813.0))



47 - Fabric covered ATC display book



48 - Pictures and fabric photo pouch (no picture)

49 - Felt owl ornaments from this tutorial (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=328984.0) (one of seven pictured)



50 - Recycled triangle box tutorial (full post can be found here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=330878.0))



Whew! Made it! Thanks to everyone for your encouragement and compliments this year - it really made a difference to me! ;D

For those of you who haven't seen this year's thread, there's a link in my signature.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 29, 2009 01:29:53 PM
awesome awesome I hope you join 2010!

did you have a separate post for your ATC journal?  I want that for my list!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on December 29, 2009 01:38:45 PM
Thanks always! No I haven't put up the ATC book by itself, but maybe I'll do that tonight. :D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 29, 2009 01:41:52 PM
I am new to collecting ATC's and am looking for various ways to display--I think a small book like yours is way better than my putting a rubber band around them and showing them off! :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on December 29, 2009 04:57:30 PM
I didn't make a new thread, but I put it up in this one (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=135148.0) about ATC storage - there are some other cool ideas in there as well!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: pjherbert on December 29, 2009 09:38:42 PM
I am sure I forgot some, I don't have pics of everything...  :-\

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=313953.0

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332330.0

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332337.0

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332336.0

this was for my niece


for my DIL

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332341.0



https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332334.0


https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332331.0



2 mini art Quilts
7 Jewelry items
Blue Jean Computer Bag
Fleece coat for Dog
Doll baby blanket
4th of July Quilt
2 Crocheted Name Pillows
13 supply cases
3 Crocheted Beaded Bracelets
previous items
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=285023.msg3454083;topicseen#msg3454083
Crochet Beaded Necklace
2 sock monkeys and 2 blankets for the charity unswap
2 pillows with crocheted names for a personal swap
3 preemie hats and 3 matching blankets for the Make for a Charity Unswap
4 Cell phone charms
2 pairs earrings
3 Beaded crochet bracelets
1 Birthday Dinner for 10, Stuffed Pizza, YUM
Christine's quilt


53 of 50!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 30, 2009 06:36:59 AM
terrific--I love the americana quilt!

The music art quilt is lovely as well!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on December 30, 2009 10:23:16 AM
I would like to announce that I definitely crafted 50 items this year!! I was pretty bad about keeping a comprehensive list but I achieved the goal. *happy dances*


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: angelcallie on December 30, 2009 11:10:14 AM
I just remembered I never posted pics of the Christmas presents I made for RevolutionaryGirl

Kimblee gloves

I embroidered the symbols on the palms.

Beowulf bleach shirt

The front and back are covered in Beowulf, in the Old English. The sleeves were as well, but then I spilled the bleach on one of them and I had to remove them. But I replaced them with shiny, vaguely chain-mail-y fabric.

Hellsing messenger bag


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on December 30, 2009 11:49:44 AM
Angelcallie...how did you do the bleach? I tried a couple time on a t-shirt and the bleach kept running and ruined it.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: angelcallie on December 30, 2009 12:31:02 PM
I just used a paintbrush. The thing you have to remember (which I had trouble with on the first few bleach shirts I did) is that once the t-shirt is wet with the bleach, that's enough. I tend to go overboard because the stain doesn't show at first and I keep putting bleach on until it does, and by then its so wet that it bleeds. I still have trouble with stencils and bleach for that reason.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on December 30, 2009 12:58:38 PM
That must have been my problem. I sprayed it on heavily.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 30, 2009 01:02:25 PM
Have you guys tried the bleach gel pens? 


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Riechan on December 30, 2009 01:47:16 PM
where do you find those bleach pens? or bleach?


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 30, 2009 02:21:10 PM
in the grocery store--what?  You have no bleach pens?  hee hee  I will need to sneak a few in your package!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Lady_Frog on December 30, 2009 05:07:07 PM
i LOVE the bag!!!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: aethelberga on December 30, 2009 05:15:34 PM
I love that Beowulf shirt. Very clever, and the sleeves perfect it.


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on December 30, 2009 11:06:06 PM
I finished! I had to find one more craft project to complete last minute because I was one short  :D
I decided to make some flower hair clips, they turned out cute and they were pretty easy..plus I learned how to make fabric yo-yo's  ;D

Here's my completed list for 2009:
1)Robot Sweatshirt
2)Brown Coil Pot
3)Chocolate Cake in a Mug
4) Camera Camera Case
5)Puppy clip,Button RIng,Owl Earrings
6)Two Crocheted Loop d' Loops
7)Numbers Skirt
8)Horton Hears a Who Plate
9)Alice in Wonderland  Carved Linoleum & Print
10)Vintage Childrens Book Art-Happiness Art
11)Goldfish Plushie for Clark
12)Finding Nemo Shoes
13)Another Loop d' Loop
14)Six Bird Tiles
15)Mini Pies
16)Mosaic
17)Beveled Glass Ornament
18)Stained Glass Cross
19)Stained Glass Window
20)Bird Linoleum Carving
21)Negative Lampshade
22)African Boy Prismacolor Pencil
23)Hungry Caterpillar Plate
24)Altered Puzzle
25)Two Record Bowls
26)Altered Journal
27)Time Square Painting
28)Why I love you book
29)Triptctyh Book
30)Birthday Cakes
31)Colored Pencil Girl
32)Color Pencil Sunflower
33)Van Gogh Clay head
34)Book Necklace
35 Dinosaur Painting
36)Pug Painting
37)Sample Book
38)Photography Note cards
39)City painting     
40)Red bird ornaments
41)Favorite Things Book
42)Pear Study (Pencil Drawings)
43)First ATC
44)Christmas Banner
45)Africa Painting
46)Dinosaur Necklace
47)Matching Dinosaur Box
48)Mini Chunky Houses & Garden Stakes
49)Domo-Kun Pouch
50)Two Fabric Flower Hairclips


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 31, 2009 08:31:46 AM
congrats!!!!  Are you in for 2010?


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Smuckers9 on December 31, 2009 08:52:47 AM
congrats!!!!  Are you in for 2010?
Yes! Can't wait!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: anitacj on December 31, 2009 03:09:11 PM
Happy New Year everyone :).Sorry I haven't touch base but things are really chaotic around here  :(.I didn't even get close to 50 projects because of everything going on.Not only does my mom have breast cancer,but I found out that my dad has lung cancer & is on dialysis too.I've just been too stressed out to think about projects.Hopefully this next year I can do better.I do have a few projects I'm thinking about attempting.One is a crocheted purse and I don't know what else yet.I just need to relax.Anyway hope everyone has a very crafty new year. :)


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on December 31, 2009 04:05:15 PM
Well, I know I got to 50, but the majority was for swaps. I'm making a list and sticking to it for 2010, I'm not counting anything for swaps this time!  ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: raeraethejetplane on December 31, 2009 04:26:10 PM
Happy New Year everyone :).Sorry I haven't touch base but things are really chaotic around here  :(.I didn't even get close to 50 projects because of everything going on.Not only does my mom have breast cancer,but I found out that my dad has lung cancer & is on dialysis too.I've just been too stressed out to think about projects.Hopefully this next year I can do better.I do have a few projects I'm thinking about attempting.One is a crocheted purse and I don't know what else yet.I just need to relax.Anyway hope everyone has a very crafty new year. :)

*hugs* The priority is to spend time with your parents while they go through tough times. My step-mom had breast cancer during the year. She is okay now. This year my dad will be getting treatment for cancer too which they caught early. They may have discovered it very early but I am still afraid. I wish your parents the best.

They haven't had enough hours to schedule people to work this week so I've had lots of time. I made two things in as many days :)

55ish abouts. Teddy Bear Feather Fascinator
56. Gothique Ball drop earrings


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: MissMina on January 01, 2010 09:23:09 AM
I saw this in about august of 09 and I thought to myself I wont post a comment because I don't make that much in a year... but last night I went through the pictures of the things I have made for my hair school (that I started in november) and I think I made 100 domino pendants but I counted it as one after going through everything I ended up with over 100 projects :O I never thought it was possible so thank you and I'll be sure to post as I go this year!! :D


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: CraftNClutter on January 01, 2010 02:39:14 PM
December Gallery of Completed Projects

December turned out to be a very productive month, and I was able to eek out the last project without even rushing. It feels good to actually have finished the challenge, but after 2 years, I think in 2010 I'll be taking a break - instead I'll focus on completing some things (crafty & otherwise) I have hanging out there.

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4183316406/in/set-72157612571187345/)
Project #41 - Christmas Balls (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/12/christmas-balls.html)
My first day at my new job we spent the morning crafting these large ornament balls to decorate our front window. In the couple hours, I ended up making 4 in different holiday color schemes.



(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4182553465/in/set-72157612571187345/)
Project #42 - Teal Foliage Redeux (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/12/and-then-there-were-none.html)
This was a redo for a hat I knitted earlier in the year for my sister to gift to one of her friends. This time, after dropping down several needle sizes, I ended up with a hat that was more appropriately sized and was much smoother to knit than the first (because I knew some little tips to make it easier from my first foray).



(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4209551990/in/set-72157612571187345/)
Project #43 - Homer Simpson Dishcloth (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/12/no-i-cant-buy-you-dishwasher.html)
I really love knitting dishcloths with pictures on them. Makes the project go easier because I am forced to pay attention to what I'm doing.



(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4208790183/in/set-72157612571187345/)
Project #44 - Activity Satchel (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/12/for-kiddies.html)
A crayon and paper holder I made for a two-year-old, thought it would be perfect for mom to carry in her purse for restaurants or something.



(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4208792681/in/set-72157612571187345/)
Project #45 - Rodney & Chomps Carrier (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/12/for-kiddies.html)
My nephew requested a special bag so he could carry his two best buddies around with him wherever he goes. The design for the bag is completely my own and has two levels - most clever, the bottom container that allows his alligator stuffed animal to chill in it's own "habitat" complete with "water" & "fish" to eat. Check out the blog post to so some more details.



(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4209552906/in/set-72157612571187345/)
Project #46 - set of 5 Super Chunky Christmas Cookie Mix in a Jar (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/12/easy-way.html)
Pretty jars of cookie ingredients. Enough Said.



(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4208791081/in/set-72157612571187345/)
Project #47 - set of 8 Felt Christmas Bows (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/12/easy-way.html)
I made these bows to adorn the cookie jars as well as some presents. I wrapped all our gifts in brown kraft paper and wrapped them with a few strands of dark red yarn, so I thought the deep green felt bow would be a perfect accent.




(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4209553154/in/set-72157612571187345/)
Project #48 - Chinese Waves Dishcloth (http://craftnclutter.blogspot.com/2009/12/no-i-cant-buy-you-dishwasher.html)
Another dishcloth. With a slight hiccup. But it's meant to clean dirty dishes so I didn't sweat the mistake.



(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4234970208/in/set-72157612571187345/)
Project #49 - Gay Paree City Scarf
While visiting Paris this fall, my main souvenir was some french yarn. This is what I ended up making with it (I even bought a new cream wool winter coat to showcase it specifically). It's a bit shorter than I would like, but otherwise fabulous.



(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4234197963/in/set-72157612571187345/)
Project #50 - Front Door Draft Stopper
In an attempt to seal up the house a bit more from the winter chill, I made a draft stopper using leftover fabric from my nephew's bag and filled it with corn cob. Every little bit helps, right?



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Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: le-y on January 04, 2010 02:27:52 AM
I'm so in! This is my first year REALLY crafting, i did a bit of knitting last year but nothing major as i was pregnant and all that concentrating made me sick LOL

after 2 years of being pregnant and 2 kids under 2 i've got the crafting bug, i love making things for them i've already completed 3 projects this year :) 2 hats for my 4 month old and a travel car mat for my 18 month.

i've got a jumper to finish for the eldest to do too


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Tanza on January 04, 2010 03:21:49 AM
here's the link to my first project for the year

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332945.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332945.0)

I love the way it turned out, simple yet effective


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 04, 2010 08:11:35 AM
Tanza--you need to post this on the 2010 thread!  You can get to it through my signature then bookmark it!  We want you to be part of the awesome 2010 projects that have been wonderful like yours!!


Title: Re: 50 projects a year 2009!
Post by: Tanza on January 04, 2010 11:08:07 PM
oops, thanks for the heads up....I knew there was a reason you don't post when your tired