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Title: 50 Projects 2010-CLOSED--Join us in the 50 Projects 2011
Post by: Ariethine on December 28, 2009 04:30:43 AM
Time to get motivated!! This craftalong is all about the goal to make 50 projects in the new year 2010! Everyone post your lists and crafty plans if you'd like to join!!

For inspiration!
2008::
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=217500.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=217500.0)
2009::
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=285023.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=285023.0)

You know, I really don't know the rules on how long projects should take in order to be considered a project, so if there aren't any, then I suppose just make your own!  :D
My idea will be that it takes me more than an hour at least, or belongs in a decent sized set. :) I'd say that a hat would be a decent sized project, but maybe if you have time, and more yarn, then a scarf would make it a set, and would be more satisfying to our crafty egos! ;) But this is about getting motivated and having fun, so it really doesn't matter. One of my goals is ALSO to not include items I make in swaps. Maybe I'll stick to it, maybe I won't... who knows?

My List so far::
1.) A semi/formal dress for myself.
2.) A black hat and scarf set for my father. (Supposed to be his Christmas present, but I won't get it done till the new year. Tsk tsk... shame on me...)
3.) Design (If I can't figure out how to print) my own deck of cards. Is anyone tired of the plain old generic kind?? They're not very attractive...
4.) Make myself a book tote!! We have a new library, and it's gorgeous, so I might as well make something gorgeous to fit right in there!!
5.) DIY my desk (My only REAL crafting space/computer space/eating space.) Into an efficient, inspiring, ORGANIZED haven!
6.) Start an EVERYTHING journal... I went to the papercrafts section and died of shock to see the amazing journals they have there. I want one of my own SO badly. I want it to include::Inchies, ATC'S, Crocheting, Writing, sewing, EVERYTHING that I can possibly think of to do. ...I guess I had better learn how to bookbind.
7.) Sew/crochet up an ENTIRE outfit for my Ball jointed doll (Minus shoes, of course). ...She's beautiful, I mean, absolutely GORGEOUS, but I keep her in her case in my closet, because the only part of her clothes that we bought her that REALLY fit her, are her boots. So I want to crochet/sew her something amazing so I can put her on my desk and not be creeped out.
8.) Create at least four simple scenes in bottles. I have a plastic bottle that I LOVE the shape of, won't throw it away, and want to put little origami cranes in.
9.) I want to make myself a tiny top-hat. I LOVE top-hats, and the tiny ones are to DIE for... so that's DEFINITELY one of my goals.
10.) Make at least TWO items of clothing or bags from my selection of patterns. I don't have a lot, but I bought a handful at HF a while ago on their 99cent sale. Why not use them??
11.) Make myself a sweater sleeve cat. I found a cute picture of them, and I made something similar for my grandmother, and now I want one. BADLY.
12.) Make a shirt/sweater/dress/etc for my ferret. I love her to death, and she's adorable (see avatar), and I would love to make her a piece of clothing that doesn't cost a crap-ton, and that doesn't piss her off to try to put it on. I also want to make some ferret toys to go along with this one.
13.) Make myself a petticoat. I LOVE poofy skirts, and I have a couple of skirts, but have nothing to hold them up with. Leading to my next wish item.
14.) Make myself a gothic lolita dress or skirt. Because that's my style. I love them to death, and it would go perfect with my tiny top hat and petticoat wants.
15.) Make myself a cute purse... while I'm at it, might as well make it match my wish-to-make gosurori (gothiclolita) outfit.
16.) Make my boyfriend of two and a half years and myself a quilt. It would be for a full size bed, and I want to finish it by our 3 years, June 10th. I've already got fabrics and batting for it, so I hope it's enough.
17.) Make myself an amigurumi toy! I love them, and I really want one that I've made. I'm thinking a fox. I've got one on my wist, so I know what to reference to.
18.) Make three tampon/pad/pantyliner wallets. One for me, my mom, and my female best friend.... because digging out those sort of things, and having to use them all beat up, and finding them at horrible times is... annoying? Embarrassing? Both? Cha.
19.) Sew my own fabric sewing machine cover. I don't really NEED it... but a pretty one would be nice.
20.) Sew my own monitor and keyboard cover. Why not? Who needs dust. >> I spilled sweet and sour sauce in my keyboard, so I think I've had enough dirty... I've got to pop all the keys out and scour the inside down. The number I've had to do it is literally in the double digits now, and I'm getting REALLY tired of it. Using my brother's crappy keyboard now...
21.) Make a Scoodie. I don't care how, be it fabric or crochet, I'm GOING to make one this year. Haven't picked out for who yet though. But it must be unique from all the others.
22.) Finally get on with my pant reconstruction. I've started, but I'm SUCH a perfectionist, that it's hard to get it the way I want it.
23.) Make a bunch of those fabric circle flowers. They're the ones from synthetic fabric circles that you burn, and they are GORGEOUS. I just got some in a swap from DiscoQueenHighness and I love them. I must make some of my own.
24.) Perfect a slipper pattern of my own. I'm really getting into slippers, because I love knee socks and such, so I had my eye on sewn/crocheted slippers.
25.) Make myself a purse organizer tailored to my exact needs. I can never think of everything i want to keep and everything I want to get rid of, so my purse is always a mess. NOT THIS YEAR!! >> But I'm such a "but I might need...." person... Anyone else? hehe..
26.) Stencil something... Anything. I really think stenciling turns out really cool... so I'm looking forward to trying it. heath_face told me about it, and showed me a couple of her designs, and they're really neat. :)
27.) Crochet myself a shawl that I wouldn't be too embarrassed to wear. I don't want it to look like an old lady's... thing... but I like the idea.
28.) Make a stack of cute newspaper gift baggies! I saw the post on craftster and I fell in love with them.  :D
29.) Make four coupon books. One for me, my mother, grandmother, and possibly my boyfriend. (he and I decided that we're going to try to be frugal with money.)  ;) Don't you love hearing a man think like that? He even helped me list all the ways we could think of to save!
30.) Make a lunch set for my middle school aged brother:: Placemat (because they really don't clean the tables in schools. Bleh!) Sandwich wrap, reusable bags for snacks, and possibly find a cheap set of permanent plastic cutlery for him to use. It would save my mom a LOT of money on bags, and even plastic spoons and forks. My other brother is too young to think of not throwing containers away.
31.) Learn to make my own undies!! (Because I hate the ugly generic ones, and the waistbands hurt me, and Victoria secret is WAY too expensive.) And since I don't have a huge chest, I could probably stand to make my own bras too!  :)
32.) Challenge to myself:: Make something almost completely from thrift store finds and stash busting. At least 50-75% thrift, because I could make a million projects from stash alone.
33.) Make myself magnets. I LOVE magnets, but I've never made any. I can try to use the free magnets off of the phone books, but they're not too strong. hmmm...
34.) I want to get at least 20 drawing projects done this year. Small to large, doesn't even matter to me. I LOVE drawing, but I really don't do it a lot... like... at ALL anymore. O.o Wow.. I can't REMEMBER the last time...
35.) I want a portable craft kit. A bag to put it all in, my own handmade needlebook, a tiny case full of my sewing supplies, etc etc.... to fit my crafting needs. Will probably be a mixed media project.
36.) A pair of armwarmers of my own pattern. I've already started on the pattern, but I keep losing track of where I am. (Don't really write up patterns.) So I want some that go up to where my forearm meets my elbow. Crocheted of course...
37.) Crochet with twine to make a basket. I love baskets, because they're always useful for SOMETHING. And I'm pretty sure twine is RELATIVELY inexpensive.
38.) I keep seeing wallets everywhere... so I want a wallet. I don't know what it's gonna hold, and I don't know what to make it with... but I want a wallet. And more than likely I'll make a checkbook cover to match it!! :)
39.) Challenge to myself. Make and sell at least 10 crafts. Internet really isn't an option for me, because I don't have credit cards, and I don't want them. So I'm going to have to try and network. Maybe some of the cute little shops on main street take handmade goodies. hm....
40.) Hmm.. an apron. I don't need one... but I see them a lot, and I think that it would be cool just to have one. Makes me want one. I think I'll add to that, another mini apron just for the heck of it. Because everyone should have one.  ;)
41.) Challenge to myself:: Something embroidered... I can't embroider, but I'm going to try. Even if it's something small, but it has to be detailed. I think I'll steal the really awesome idea from Aikibookworm to embroider something, keep it in the hoop, and then apply buttons and whimsy to it. :) Hope she doesn't mind.
42.) A summer dress. Something light and flowy... but still not simple. Don't have any ideas on the design yet, but I definitely will be when I think about it.
43.) I think I'll choose from either an altered puzzle and a shoe reconstruction on this... Or maybe I'll pull a fast one on myself and do both.  ;)
44.) 5 Sets of earrings. Maybe not all for me. All depends.
45.) I want to try to make a wrap-around skirt! It just struck me all of a sudden...  :D But I think I'd love it!
46.) At least 10 grocery bags. I really want some, and the generic store brand kind are so... how you say.. UGLY. I'd honestly be embarrassed to be seen with one. Yuck.
47.) 4 Ninja/Surgical masks! One for me, my two brothers and my boyfriend!
48.) At least 10 fabric origami cranes. Been dying to make some out of fabric since I learned how to in paper.  ;)
49.) Use 50 patches this year on projects.
50.) Think I can make 990 paper cranes this year to make up for the only 10 I plan on doing in fabric?? I think that I'm just daring enough to try.   ;)  I'll be ambitious.


Much Crafty Loves,

  Ariethine!

Little Extra "Rules" :: I think that all joiners should post what you did approximately each week. (It's not a serious rule, because obviously you're not really on a deadline, and you're not going to be kicked out or get in trouble in anyway, but just something to show progress by.) I mean, monthly would be good too. But who really wants to wait that long??  :D You are allowed to join this craft-along at ANY time of the year, in case anyone comes along wondering. EVERYBODY is allowed to join. Everyone from newbies with zilch posts to well seasoned craftster crafters. ;)  So from now on, if anybody asks, I'll know that you didn't bother to go through and read the whole thing. Just say you're in, or you're joining, and share what you've done this year. :)
Any kind of actual crafts will be welcomed, paper crafts, jewelry, knitting, crocheting, etc... I wouldn't go as far to say writing or poetry... that's quite a different field... but drawings definitely work. Sculpture, home improvement... just anything crafty that you enjoy and/or had to do  ;) and want to share!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: nirauan on December 28, 2009 06:51:15 AM
me me me!!

its going to take me a couple of days to come up with a list though...


would it be ok to put something like 'make something with the red yarn that has been in my stash for two years' or is that cheating because its not specific?


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Ariethine on December 28, 2009 07:01:55 AM
No way! Totally not cheating.
I would say ANY kind of project. Household crafting, like painting, making papercrafts, weaving, crocheting, knitting, sculpting, recycling something into something new, stash busting a certain amount of whatever. I would definitely count that. Even if it is a little vague! :)  Any kind of craft that is really a craft.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: lydiaharper on December 28, 2009 07:22:49 AM
I have already started my list!  LOL  I am also gonna try to not include swap items, but think I will include holiday gifts!  I will offically start on January 1st, and will post y pics as I go along. 



Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: cierah99 on December 28, 2009 07:30:10 AM
My list:
Completed:
1. Niece's Birthday Present - alien puppet



1. Lace snowflake ornaments
2. Cross Stitch ornament kit
3. Snake and ladders cross stitch game

4. fabric luggage tags (x4)
5. passport holder (x2)
6. garmet bag
7. carry on bag
8. 100% handmade Christmas
9. 100% knit socks
10. 100% handmade underwear
11. Switch to sugaring
12. Try crayon tinted embroidery
13. Spindle spinnning (enough to make 1 thing from the yarn)
14. ba-humbug and regular red christmas hat
15. own x-stitch pattern for next year's ornaments (x4)
16. Finish this years 'Suck it' ornament.
17. Decorate the bathroom in moustache theme
18. Embroider bread bags/ french bread bag
19. Sew a wallet
20. Pincushion
21. Ciruclar/straight needle organization


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Casey1201 on December 28, 2009 07:45:02 AM
Yes! I totally stalked last years and wanted to join in but by that time is was already August. I started my list so will be working on adding to it during the next couple of days.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Craftsy on December 28, 2009 08:25:30 AM
I too wanted to join last year but didn't find it till it was to late. I will start jotting down my list and post it this week sometime. Hopefully this will motivate me to get more things made this year!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Im Sew Silly on December 28, 2009 09:30:42 AM
Very interested here! same as some others, i didnt get to join in on 2009, so 2010 would be a good one for me.
DO we post our lists here and bookmark the page to update/crossout the ones we complete? Post pics as we complete them?
I will start making up my list...... :)


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Smuckers9 on December 28, 2009 09:52:38 AM
Cant wait to join again! I was a participant last year and I need to complete three more projects before the new year! I hope I can get done!  :o

Here is my list so far:
-Chunky books
-Rapunzel scarf
-Python Mittens (For my new python I got for christmas- it's an inside joke we have because...he has no hands ::) )
-Freddie Highmore/august rush poster (For one of my best friends  ;D)
-Mixed media
-Childrens Book Altered Art
-Paint Chip Note Cards
-Octopus Plushie
-Finish my second Altered Journal


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: nirauan on December 28, 2009 10:00:29 AM
hmm

would cookery projects count? my cooking experience is practically zero and i want to learn for when i can finally afford to live on my own again, this would give me some incentive to actually get down to it


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Smuckers9 on December 28, 2009 10:11:22 AM
hmm

would cookery projects count? my cooking experience is practically zero and i want to learn for when i can finally afford to live on my own again, this would give me some incentive to actually get down to it

I used some new, bigger recipes on my 50 things list last year...


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Dragonflower on December 28, 2009 10:39:14 AM
Oh! I'm in! I need the motivation.  ::) I'll have to think about a list.
I think cooking should totally count- especially if you are trying new things. I'm a pretty experienced cook, so I'll probably only count that if I create a new dish from scratch.
Right off the bat, I can say I want to:
1. Try freezer paper stencilling. It just looks like a lot of fun and I love the simple look of the designs.
2. Try book binding (coptic stitch). Because it just looks like fun and I love handbound books.
3. Make crayon stained glass paper. I've been meaning to for years really.
4. Try crayon-tinted embroidery. It's just cute and fun.
5. Make soap. It scares me (possible lye explosions), but I've wanted to do it for ages!
6. Knit a scarf. I really want to learn to knit, and a scarf seems like an easy starting point.
7. Make a wacky-paper art journal. I love them and I have some painted pages that a previous swap partner made me to start out.
8. Paint a tree mural in my hall. Because it would make me so happy every day.
Okay, I'll have to keep thinking about this.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: ostera15 on December 28, 2009 11:08:14 AM
I'm in! I have a bunch of projects for the kids that I said I would start on after Christmas. And I need to keep praticing with my sewing machine.


1. Two patchwork cat plushies
2. Turn turn dress with broken straps into swim suit cover-up for daughter
3. Tote bags
4. Mesh freggie bags
5. Find something to do with the 2 yards of glittery butterfly fabric (it was on clearance I had to buy it)
6. Plastic canvas shelf sitter for daughter
7. Toys for Toy Society
8. Finally turn the empty cat litter buckets into outdoor foot stools
9. Laptop case/cover???
10. Tampon case???
11. Rock band guitar strap covers for a friend https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332763.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332763.0)
12. Felt Rock band pieces to throw at the tv when the game gets us mad
13. Game jar
14. Finish a poodle skirt started by a friend
15. A skirt for me, really nervous about measurements
16. Wallet & checkbook covers
17. Revamp a lampshade, not sure what I’m going to do with it yet, just looks yucky now
18. Make Vodka Skittles
19. 10 count pc Thanksgiving scene
20. 10 count pc winter scene
21. Finish adult themed altered journal/scrapbook https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=336053.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=336053.0)
22. Make plastic bag holder


Must think, more to follow.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: teag on December 28, 2009 12:34:07 PM
Do you have to list all fifty project before starting? My crafting lists are ever growing and developing- I don't think I could create a list of fifty- every year I do at least fifty different crafts and would like to join


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: McJulie-O on December 28, 2009 12:39:57 PM
OK, this is a daunting concept for me... MAYBE I can overcome my inhibitions and jump in...


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: lydiaharper on December 28, 2009 01:24:09 PM
I'm in! I have a bunch of projects for the kids that I said I would start on after Christmas. And I need to keep praticing with my sewing machine.


1. Two patchwork cat plushies
2. Turn turn dress with broken straps into swim suit cover-up for daughter
3. Tote bags
4. Mesh freggie bags
5. Find something to do with the 2 yards of glittery butterfly fabric (it was on clearance I had to buy it)
6. Shelf sitter for daughter


Must think, more to follow.

Ummm, for #5, you could send some my way! LMAO.....


Do you have to list all fifty project before starting? My crafting lists are ever growing and developing- I don't think I could create a list of fifty- every year I do at least fifty different crafts and would like to join

Teag, I'm pretty sure you DON'T have to list all fifty. I mean, really, how many crafters do you know that already know what crafts they will be doing 10 or 11 months from now!!  Certain not me.  I have a starting point (about 30) with things I know I wanna do now, but I will add to it as the year goes on.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: teag on December 28, 2009 01:27:50 PM
Thanks Lydia, That's what I was thinking until I saw the first post with fifty projects listed


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: nirauan on December 28, 2009 01:33:50 PM
Oh! I'm in! I need the motivation.  ::) I'll have to think about a list.
I think cooking should totally count- especially if you are trying new things. I'm a pretty experienced cook, so I'll probably only count that if I create a new dish from scratch.
Right off the bat, I can say I want to:
1. Try freezer paper stencilling. It just looks like a lot of fun and I love the simple look of the designs.
2. Try book binding (coptic stitch). Because it just looks like fun and I love handbound books.
3. Make crayon stained glass paper. I've been meaning to for years really.
4. Try crayon-tinted embroidery. It's just cute and fun.
5. Make soap. It scares me (possible lye explosions), but I've wanted to do it for ages!
6. Knit a scarf. I really want to learn to knit, and a scarf seems like an easy starting point.
7. Make a wacky-paper art journal. I love them and I have some painted pages that a previous swap partner made me to start out.
8. Paint a tree mural in my hall. Because it would make me so happy every day.
Okay, I'll have to keep thinking about this.



excellent, i really dont cook at all (i can just about manage toast!) so everything is a challenge for me.

I have made soap before and its fun, if a little scary, make sure you set aside a whole day for it though, it took me far longer than i had anticipated!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Dragonflower on December 28, 2009 02:59:38 PM
excellent, i really dont cook at all (i can just about manage toast!) so everything is a challenge for me.

I have made soap before and its fun, if a little scary, make sure you set aside a whole day for it though, it took me far longer than i had anticipated!

If you can make soap, then you can definitely cook! You either have to be able to follow a recipe or be willing to experiment and order pizza if it doesn't work out. (Or both! :) ) Having several openminded guinea pigs diners available to try out your creations is handy too.
Thanks for the advice!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Casey1201 on December 28, 2009 03:02:13 PM
Ok I combined a few lists I already had and then added some projects and now have my fifty. Hopefully I will be able to complete the majority of them, some are big tasks!

In Progress

1. Teal and black infinity dress for myself, already have fabric
2. Gypsy Skirt
3. Quilt for mom in African color theme
4. Weekender Bag
5. Backseat Cover for road trip
6. Halloween costume for me, either Lady Gaga or a mermaid
7. Tampon cozy for my sister
8. MAQ - my very first one!
9. Mat for under sewing machine
10. Tshirt Quilt
11. Make a set of Inchies
12. Turn 3 pairs of my old flare jeans into skinny jeans (1/3)
13. At least 15 reusable grocery bags
14. At least 10 pairs of earrings, mostly for gifts (10/10)
15. Upcycled patchwork purse
16. Create a random piece of wall art made from driftwood, flat stones, shells and beach glass
17. Recon a pair of flats into a San Diego Chargers themed shoe
18. Do away with paper towels by making at least 30 cloth napkins
19. Giant Xbox 360 controller pillow for the boyfriend
20. Reversible Apron
21. Organize my gosh dang fabric
22. Coffee theme apron for a swap
23. Miniature wooden robot toy
24. Camera bag for my nice camera with sections for spare SD card and battery
25. Learn how to spin
26. One patchwork gypsy skirt
27. Dog Treat Bag
28. Pin up girl themed oven mitt and dish towels for my brother and his sparse home décor
29. Three Christmas stockings for the dogs that actually match
30. Summer clothes for myself
31. Weekender bag
32. Swap Item
33. Tulip skirt for me made from my peace sign fabric for 4th of July
34. Chargers MAQ for basement
35. Two crayon and art book totes for my little sisters
36. Swap Item
37. Swap Item
38. Build one raised garden beds and plant veggies
39. Swap Item
40. Stethescope bag for my sister who graduates nursing school in March.
41. Record bowl for my dad, made from a Meatloaf record
42. Green and White Robot Purse
43. Chargers felt Tree skirt (purchased the felt)
44. Loaded Charm Bracelet
45. Join an IYP Swap
46.Yoga pants from tshirt
47. Messenger Bag
48. Xbox 360 quilt for my guy for Christmas
49. Three pins for cardigans
50. Make myself a graduation quilt with my college theme, yea that’s right I GRADUATE college in December
51. Rainbow Purse
52. Pencil case for the guy for his art class


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Ariethine on December 28, 2009 03:40:32 PM
Sure. It's not really my place to judge what is a "real" crafty project and what isn't. It's really up to you guys, but I would consider cooking a craft too!  ;) Please! Share your experiences!  :)


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Ariethine on December 28, 2009 04:18:26 PM
Nope. Don't have to post your whole list to get in. You don't HAVE to get 50. This is just a way to challenge yourself. It's like, try to broaden your horizons in what you want to craft, by trying to think of 50 crafts to meet the goal, and then challenge yourself again to see how productive you can be.
And I would say, yes, post your lists!! What I plan on doing if anyone is interested in the idea, is putting my simplified list (free of all the chatter) from my original post in a wordpad document, and cross things off as I go. In case of computer issues or just being lazy to look, I'm also putting my list on paper. I saw in the previous round, that one person made her finished projects in tiny print and what she still had to do in large print. And people often bookmarked previous posts with pics, and added them to the most recent. That's why I personally would follow the rule of every week or two weeks or so. (Approximately of course.) Instead of every single project. :) Makes it easier for you to hyperlink back to.

Oh yeah. Adding one more thing to my list. Going to make anywhere from 1 to 5 crocheted cotton thread hats for myself. :)  I'm not officially starting till the first of January, but happy crafting everyone!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: kaz814 on December 28, 2009 04:26:30 PM
Oh my, this is so me.  :)  I'll be brainstorming projects in a few minutes ... already have one started, so finishing that will DEFINITELY be on my list. (There's one ...)


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: PixieVal on December 28, 2009 04:36:47 PM
Yay, I'm in! Thank you Ariethine for sending me the link- I had no idea there was a craftalong board! I've got to get out of the swap section more often!  :)

I'm going to highlight the ones I finish in purple with the date that I did them on!


1. decorate t-shirts for my daughter's birthday present.- 11 January pics (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334490.new)
2. ribbed cowl for me! 12 January pics (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334078.0)
3. Visit to the Sea Afghan- 28 feb pics (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=340948.0)
4. Make Lily a scarf 12 January pics (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3866314#msg3866314)
5. 30 cloth napkins 17 Jan pics (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334138.msg3867775#msg3867775)
6. 3 crocheted loofas pics (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3948557#msg3948557) 7 March
7. Jessica's fleece blanket 3 January!
8. cowl for mom 9 January pics (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334078.0)
9. flannel/cordaroy skirt for me 16 January pics (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334488.new#new)
10. hat for Chris  pics (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=340559.0)
11. hat/scarf set for Sherrie B., UT   pics (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333256.msg3885159#msg3885159)
12. Lily's Hat  pics  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=337545.msg3904535#msg3904535) 9 Feb
13. wrist warmers
14. coffee cup, apple, and tea kettle cozies
15. set of washcloths
16. lapghan pics of 13-16 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334735.msg3902781#msg3902781) frugal swap
17-19. 3 sets of crocheted washcloths
20-22. 3 sets of crocheted coasters
23. Fairy cuttings  February pics (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=338690.msg3919658#msg3919658)
24. hat for fishstix43 pics (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=336327.msg3919590#msg3919590)
25. dog blanket for thatkid(will post pics as soon as she recieves
26. squished cat coasters  pics (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=336327.msg3935887#msg3935887)
27. January Project Linus afghan  pics (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=331544.msg3878031#msg3878031)
28. February Project Linus blanket
WIPS
finish Kaiden's Cars quilt
Mom's bday fleece blanket
plarn rug
Learn to Knit
 Finish Lily's patchwork quilt
Holiday Granny square blanket
Crafty Detective swap gifts
OWS gifts
RRR swap gifts
March Project Linus blanket
Personal Swap with Pinokeeo
Lily's tshirt rug


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: ostera15 on December 28, 2009 05:20:36 PM

7. Tampon cozy for my sister

50. Make myself a graduation quilt with my college theme, yea that’s right I GRADUATE college in December J

Great idea! adding to my list! and congrats on the pending graduation!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: craftypuppymom on December 28, 2009 05:42:54 PM
I have a couple of questions......
is it okay to put projects you've done for swaps on the list? and how big does a project need to be to be considered a project? for example, could a 2 page scrapbook layout be considered a project or should it be something bigger like 6 pages?


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Im Sew Silly on December 28, 2009 06:13:35 PM
here is my list....and my resolution is to try to use mostly stash when making everything....

1.   make a sewing machine covers for my singer and embroidery machine
2.   make my aunt ruby an angel art quilt
3.   make my mom a hat and matching scarf set
4.   Fancy princess dress for kiddo’s pullip, Kennedy.
5.   crochet afghan for my Mom’s 2010 Christmas
6.   Crochet a scrap rug for my Mamaw’s kitchen
7.   Crochet a hat for hubby
8.   patchwork skirt in bright colors for kiddo
9.   crochet ballet leg warmers  
10.   crochet jacket for my mom
11.   paint or deco coat/necklace hangers for kiddos closet
12.   finish eye spy quilt for kiddo
13.   crochet some pot holders or kitchen rags
14.   make a felted purse
15.   crochet a newsboy style hat for kiddo
16.   make a little dresser for pullip clothes
17.   make a baby blanket for Sara’s baby boy
18.   make a polymer sewing fairy for my craft room
19.   make lots of hair accessories for kiddo
20.   embroider some pillow cases
21.   felt foods for kiddo’s kitchen
22.   crocheted foods for kiddos kitchen
23.   little hanging kitchen towel for her kitchen
24.   paint a mini table to go in her kitchen
25.   sew a seat cushion for her rocking chair
26.   make a fabric wall card and photo cork board thingy27.   Sew a card table playhouse cover thingy, perhaps castle theme.
28.   make polymer clay fairy door for craft room
29.   make crazy quilt
30.   crochet lace
31.   make/paint small shadow box for kiddos first ballet shoes
32.   make polymer clay foods for dollhouse (pies, cakes, breads…etc)
33.   coasters for kitchen
34.   coasters for living room
35.   Travel Trash Can for hubby
36.   fabric rag rug for kiddo’s play area
37. make shift bento box for kiddo out of a tupperware type thingy
38.   embroider pillow case with evening and morning prayer for kiddos bed
39.   embroider a family tree for Mamaw
40.sew kids size aprons for use in church Sunday school to keep their outfits tidy
41.Sew/ embroider wall hanging 4 Sunday school w/ New & Old Testament  themes.
42.   sew a fanny pack or arm band for ipod, phone  and keys when walking
43. make a kids couch or chair with a zipper closure to fill it with the stuffiles she cant part with, but doesnt need atm, and use the stuffies for filler in the chair/couch.
44. crochet a black soft scarf for Dusta
45. make and embroider hankies
46. make and embroider pillowcase nightie
47.   make blue quilt for Drew’s Christmas
48.   Pink, Green, Blue and yellow Quilt for Rose’s Christmas
49.   Train Quilt for Dallas’s Christmas
50.   Mermaid, ballerina,and Rainbow collage quilt for Kiddo




Sooo its not 50 yet, but a pretty good start i would say! ;D


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: tattooedcrafter on December 28, 2009 07:10:38 PM

1) kick buttowski pjs
2) guitar pjs
3) cars pjs
4) kick buttowski doll
5) slippers and hat for big sis
6) overnight bag
7 & 8) blankets for the twins (finished 1/30/2010)
9) striped skirt (finished 1/14/2010)
10) snakeeyes doll
 11) storm shadow doll
12) green slouchy hat (done 1/2/2010)
13) jack the ripper doll
14) raven hoop
15) starry night hoop
16) penguin shorts
17) knit socks
18) love hoop
19) nascar zen set
20) plaid dress
21) clay dragonfly
22-24) hat for sister
25) crochet socks (finished 1/13/2010)
26) crochet skull pillow
27) Bed for my pet (my chinchilla my son named)
28) market bag
29) xbox pillow
30) pet bed (finished 1/14/2010)
31) washcloth
32) xbox controller pillow
33) reindeer ornamonets
34) crochet airplanes (finished 1/8/2010)
35) extra large purse
36) poppet
37) stocking
38) crochet stoplight
39) blanket for sister
40) blanket for brother(finished 2/14/2010)
41) 5 baby hats
42) granny stitch neck cozy (finished 1/3/2010)
43) patchwork skirt
44) blanket for big sis
45) crazy scarf
46) art hoop
47) jean skirt
48) monster hoop
49) picture holders
50) polka dot shorts

I finished all 50, go me  ;D


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: irish_chicky on December 29, 2009 04:04:55 AM
I'm totally in, this year is a craft all year, meaning christmas and birthdays are all hand crafted goodies for everyone! So I'll have a good size list. Plus there is always the odd thing I have to do around the house.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: luckdragon on December 29, 2009 07:20:12 AM
I'm in!  I need a way to keep track of all of the projects I keep planning/promising to do! :)

Here's the start of my list:
1. Seuss-like bubble scarf for dd (in progress)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=318666)
2. crocheted shawl from happy hooker
3. Legwarmers for dd (in progress, but may start over)
4. Amy butler tunic    (have the fabric)
5. Amy butler dress
6. Knitting project bag
7. Crocheted hat? – Something easy to re-learn crochet.  I could do it years ago, but I’ve forgotten how.
8. Make soap – would love to learn how…also nervous about the lye
9. Small amigurumi
10. Ds case for dd
11. Asian fabric dress
12. Set up dd’s crafting space
13. Paint/decorate dresser for dd
14. Refurb vanity for dd
15. Molecule necklace
16. Lunchbag for dd
17. Checkbook cover
18. Handbound journal
19. Knitted or crocheted slippers
20. Scoodie
21. Silk screen cards – I have a silk screen kit, but haven’t used it
22. Where the wild things are shirt for dd
23. Totoro shirt
24. Bellatrix lestrange costume
25. Asian shirt like this https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=301734.0   (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=355646)
26. Small clutch with long strap
27. Fix a man’s shirt to dress project that went awry
28. Monster plushie for neighbor
29. Monster boots - darn, furbabiesboutique used to have a post with a tut, but it looks like she pulled it and is only offering the pattern on her etsy shop :(...already have the fabric, but I didn't pull down the tut.  Guess I'll have to buy it...
30. Curtains for dd's bedroom closet
31.  Organizer/portfolio for sewing/knitting/crocheting project patterns and tuts
32.  weekender bag for friend's birthday
33. 2 murano glass necklaces - bought the beads in Italy 2 years ago and promised at the time to make necklaces for my co-travelers...seems like it's time!
34. UT fleece hats and scarf for M & K
35. t-shirts for Alice in Wonderland https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=340977.0
36. ninja octopus for dd's friend   (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=339686)
37. necklaces
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=355642)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=355641)
38. Makeup bags for end of year teacher's gifts
39. Man's shirt recon for dd
40. Organize fabrics
41. Linen pants similar to Anthropologie - http://www.wists.com/luckdragon/58c79d06658385e4dfac201b18cab534?offset=20
42. Baby quilt
43.  Shoes for dd (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=363532)
44. pottery (learn how to throw on the wheel & make mugs)
45. man's shirt recon for me



Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Ariethine on December 29, 2009 07:28:21 AM
 :D Its really great to see this board exploding like it is!

@pixieval: You're welcome! I feel a little dumb I forgot to put a hyperlink in my signature! #>.>#  And I hear you about needing to get out of the swaps section some more. hehe...   WOW! You have 100 ties? All for crafting?? That's awesome! I have... one... >> For outfits.

@Craftypuppymom: Yes, if you want to put items you make for swaps on here, it is still you making a project. :) Therefore, you have a right to count it. And for the size question, I would say... I don't know. It's all about what us as individuals feel about the size. Okay... I thought of an idea. How about, a craft project is big enough when you get that happy sense of accomplishment?? When you REALLY feel like you spent enough time on it, and it looks good to you. :) I would say, yeah, if you took your time on those scrapbook pages, and you really like them, count it!

@Im Sew Silly: I like your resolution!! I think I'll add to mine a little bit too.  :) I want to use SOMETHING from my stash in at least half of my projects. I like your crocheted lace one... I love crocheting lace, but I only like to do it on the individual projects that it's for. I don't like the idea of cutting into crochet to have it fray everywhere.

@irish_chicky: Yeah. I didn't even put Birthday and Christmas crafting on my list. Normally I'd think of things I could make for other people first... but I never get to have things for me. BY me.

My list is subject to change at any time, as well as be added to at any time. But as long as I hit 50 or close, I'm happy.




Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: nirauan on December 29, 2009 08:44:48 AM
Right my list so far:

1) Knit February Lady Sweater (in progress)

2) Make a Quilt (in progress)

3) Make a Coat

4) Make a needle roll

5) Make a bag out of leather

6) Use red stash yarn (in progress)

7) Make a cheesecake

8) Make my own undies!

9) Stencil a Blue Sun t-shirt

10) Stencil Ruth a t-shirt

11) Knit Adam a Scarf

12) Knit my a scarf/neckwarmer

13) Make a dress from a mans shirt 14/02/10

14) Make a giant penut butter cup

15) Use up pearls in stash

16) Make some pretty Stitch Markers

17) Make a Sanitary towel cosy

18) Knit a pair of socks

19) Make pillow case for the naked sofa pillow

20) Make a t-shirt from scratch

21) BurdaStyle Amy Hoodie 08/01/10

22) Blue Memory Wire necklace 27/01/10

23) Black and pearl memory wire necklace 27/01/10

24) Learn to make american pancakes 15/02/10

25) White tank top from mens polo shirt 14/02/10

26) Camo Print Shorts 13/03/10

27) Tiered Skirt 13/03/10

28) Cat costume for olivia 10/04/10

29 Green tiered skirt 09/04/10




I think that should keep me going for now....



Title: 50 Projects 2010---I DID IT!!!!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 29, 2009 08:56:42 AM
I think this is a great way to stay inspired and motivated! I loved that those who did it the last few years felt a sense of accomplishment and pride!  I know I did well over 50 items last year and have all of the pics on CD to prove it!  ha ha

Ever changing List so far, in no particular order:

Progess Report - 56/50

1   Passport wallet for Lori-finished 3/5
  (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=337941)
2   camo hat for Jeff - finished 2/9
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=333596)
3   fabric/fleece slippers for me - finished 1/10
4   apron for Deb - finished 2/27
  (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=337937)
5   t-shirt rug -finished 4/22 (pic to come)
6   Mio's black/reversible double hook hat--finished 2/21
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=333700)
7   fun pincushion--finished 1/4
8   Inchies display-finished 3/27
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=344708)
9   garland for archway--finished 2/13
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=333589)
10   4x4 chunky book page for Charity of Hope-finished May 3-AM will post when received
11   purple knit scarf - finished 1/3
12   paper flower wreath for Mom--finished 1/1
13    scarf and hat for friend - finished 1/11
14    vintage kimono purse for Jewelry Challenge - finished 1/14
15    kitten hat--finished 2/13
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=333585)
16     fabric bowls--completed six, posted 2 on destash board--various dates and ongoing
17 get well gift for friend--posted in More Arts than Craft Board - finished 5/3
18   Steelers throw for Mike
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=392935)
19   Felt lid pincushions
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=392933)
20   clothespin bag-finished 8/3
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=379543)
21   yoga socks
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=392937)
22   crochet market bags
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=379541)
23 knitted pillow --finished 9/28/10
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=394969)
24  blue/rust/cream afghan for charity - finished 9/18/10
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=394967)
25  my own shawl--finished 9/1/10
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=404729)
26  caplet for Mom-finished 10/14/10
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=404728)
27  Thin Mints apron for Girl Scout charity-finished 11/12/10
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=406845)
28  handmade thank you cards for Nancy-finished 11/10/10
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=409018)
29   purple/orange/black afghan for charity-finished 11/8/10
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=406836)
30   laptop cozy for Sevsonlygirl-finished 11/8/10
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=409020)
31  felt ornaments-finished 11/21/10
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=409019)
32 tote for Kate - finished 11/25/10
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=411011)
33 cat carrier pads (3) - completed 9/30
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=412836)
34  styrofoam ball ornaments--origami style-Dec 1
35 Noro scarf for me-Dec 4
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=413016)
36 Grey scarf and hat for me-Nov 27
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=414178)
37 Noro skinny scarf for niece-Dec 5
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=414170)
38 Goofy yarn beard - Nov 30
39 Holiday art for friend-Dec 9
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=416635)
40 Doily ornaments (one dozen!)-Dec 3
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=414176)
41 Felt Ornaments for dog-Dec 6
42 Baby alpaca scarf for me-Dec 7
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=414169)
43 holiday door wreath for sister no pic-Nov 18
44 holiday door wreath for niece no pic-Nov 18
45 heavy brown scarf for me - Dec 12
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=414177)
46 huge afghan for friend--finished Dec 12
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=416636)
47 dye and repair old handknit sweater - finished Dec 10
48 Christmas fabric bowl - finished Dec 12
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=416637)
49 drum bookmarks for Jim's students - finished 12/15
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=416141)
50 pumpkin rolls for gifts- finished 12/19
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=416142)
51  altered gift box-finished 12/20
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=421170)
52  stockings for great nieces/nephew (3)-Finished 12/25!!
--did not have time for pics as glitter was drying in the car on the way to Grandma's house :D
53 apron for Tara-finished 9/10
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=394583)
54 Red Inchies display -
55 Halloween apron from tea towel
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=398649)
56 Feathered Halloween wreath
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=398648)


Craftalongs and Miscellaneous Swaps:
Chunky book: 1 Page
Quilt for Kids: 2 done; 2 in progress

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=343734) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=339378)

Dotee Swaps--made 9 dotees!


Crafting on All Boards:

CURVACEOUS CLOTHING
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=359005)
MORE ART,LESS CRAFT
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=357384)
CROCHET:
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=324356)
hat for me  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=335323.msg3878780#msg3878780)
KNIT :
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=328787)
ribbon scarf for friend  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=337269.0)
FELT - bowls and pins:
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=328784) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=328241) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=329865) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=329864)

De-Stash Along:
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=322498)
knit scarf for me (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332509.msg3867756#msg3867756)
Six baby hats for charity
Fabric bowls
Notecards

SWAPS:

April Birthday
reversible apron
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=404519)
March Birthday
jeans apron
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=343738)
owl pillows
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=350369)
notecards
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=350368)
pencil case
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=351648)
fabric bowl
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=351653)

February Birthday
travel crochet holder-- (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=337932)  large tote--   (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=343740)
                                          
makeup bag--
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=348395)
passport wallet--
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=350370)
funny duck
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=345860)

January Birthday Swap
apron--
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=333599)
throw pillows--
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=344764)

December Birthday Swap
cupcake wallet and tissue holder
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=324371)

Tote made from thank you gift given to me by woodland_fairie!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=322488)

Love a Mod Swap (private) -but details can be seen
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332509.msg3905712#msg3905712
calorimetry and cowl scarf
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=329867) knitted pillows (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=329868)


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Craftsy on December 29, 2009 09:39:20 AM
Well I feel so ill the only thing I can do is sit so this gives me a great opportunity to start on my list. I will add to it as I think of more things

1. 2 Wrench holders (I have been promising my husband forever!)
2. Queens size quilt (First ever  ::) )
3. 3 eye spy bags
4. 2 fun advent calendars with boxes and at least 12 little toys/ things for each
5. Land rover embroidery
6. 20 cloth napkins (hopefully more!)
7. Rabbit climbing frame
8. Try to make my own rubber stamp
9. Make my nephew a t shirt with applique
10. Bag for MIL
11. 10 or so eaten gingerbread men ornaments.
12.  2 softies for the Toy Society    http://thetoysociety.blogspot.com/
13. 5 cat nip mice
14. 10 fabric storage boxes for around the house.
15. Niece t-shirt with applique/ stencil
16. Attempt my own cloth pads.
17. Camera strap
18. 4 mens wallets
19. Large embroidery for living room (Possibly a tree?)


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Corvus corax on December 29, 2009 10:15:40 AM
50 Projects in 2010 List, for Corvus.  I find it helps to poke through my stash to fill out this list, as well as my design notebooks.

1)  Find a job.  It's not crafty, but it'll sure help pay for the crafty habit.
2) DNA Knucks! (http://corvustristis.livejournal.com/45851.html)  On the one hand, I already finished one and it isn’t 2010 yet.  On the other hand, I have never, in my entire knitting career, finished a second ANYTHING.  I am second sock syndrome embodied, so this is an important one, even if I’m already halfway through.
3) Knit a Pirate illusion scarf.  I've designed it (and it's my first illusion chart), now I just have to give it a shot.
4) Knit a green Versatility (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall08/PATTversatility.html).  My last attempt failed and was frogged- damn you, bobbles!
5) I want to sew a drawstring purse that looks like a cartoon moneybag (http://www.carbonpoker.com/blog/uploaded_images/moneybag_2-713167.jpg), complete with big dollar symbol.  This is my recent secret ambition.
6) Finish my rainbow pride dress, which I started like five years ago.
7) Crochet a floppy cloche hat.  This is an accomplishment because I don't know how to crochet.
8 ) Knit a sweater.  Options include Vivian and the Owl Sweater.  I need the yarn first, though, which requires #1.
9)  Sew my thrifted heart fabric into a wrap dress.
10) Sew some of the fabric I brought back from Tanzania into the wrap skirt from Weekend Sewing.
11)  Reconstruct my pirate shirt using grey and black striped fabric.
12) Reconstruct my scuba shirt into long tunic hoodie.
13) Reconstruct thrifted Egypt shirt into t-shirt dress.
14) Make the new jade and “bamboo” choker I already have the beads for but haven't finished.
15) Finish transforming my current lot of micro machines into necklaces.
16) Knit a Star Crossed Beret.
17) Knit a Prosperous Plum or similar tank.  Lower the neckline a bit if it's the former.
18) Sew a giant body-pillow-esque squid or octopus out of fleece, for The Octopus Project.
19) Reconstruct glow-in-the-dark chandelier shirt.
20) Make a patchwork scarf or eight.
21) Make an attempt at nature-themed leather jewelry.  Leather's a new field for me.
22) Attempt a leather mask.  
23) Reconstruct red Canadian Olympics shirt into a hoodie with lining.
24) Reconstruct ribs shirt.
25) Sew a purple plaid pleated skirt.  Yay, alliteration!
26) Knit my first pair of socks.
27) Knit my second pair of socks.
28) Knit opera gloves.
29) Make more polymer clay buttons (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=329690.0).  Maybe sell some.
30) Make a super hero shirt out of knit fabric and appliqué.
31) Appliquéd skull shirt.
32) Reconstruct tiger shirt into hoodie with ears.
33) Make a fleece animal hat.  I'm leaning towards panda.
34)  Put together a scrapbook/album for the Stanley Livingstone Expedition (http://corvustristis.livejournal.com/tag/stanley+livingstone+expedition+2008) before all the papers get destroyed or lost.
35) Put together a general travel scrapbook/album.
36) Finish general life album.
37) Embroider cuttlefish shirt.
38) Finish embroidering Chinatown shirt.
39) Sculpt more polymer clay skull + roses pieces (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=331851.0).  They seem popular.
40) Make a torc.
41) Make more polymer clay cephalopod (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=329493.msg3804309#msg3804309) jewelry.
42) Appliquéd octopus shirt for the octopus project (http://corvustristis.livejournal.com/tag/the+octopus+project).
43) Needle-felted octopus, for the octopus project.
44) Felt appliqué octopus, for the octopus project.  Catching a theme here?
45) Finish Sea Monster painting.
46) Finish octopus painting (of course).
47) Finish at least 5 watercolor paintings.
48) Finish at least 3 oil paintings.
49)  Finish forging a dagger to match my sword (http://corvustristis.livejournal.com/39978.html).  I started it a while ago, but it's just so inconvenient to set up the forge.
50)  List the vast majority of this stuff on ye olde etsy shoppe, so I don't drown in it all.

I could add more.  I may have to, or alter them every now and again.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Sewzie on December 29, 2009 10:19:20 AM
Let's see if I can get all these done and go to nursing school! :)
My 50 projects for 2010:
1.   Stethoscope covers for my boyfriend and myself
2.   At least five purses
3.   Gaucho pants
4.   Dark blue infinity dress( the fabric is way too expensive)
5.   Earring holder
6.   Sundress
7.   Altered puzzle
8.   Laptop sleeve
9.   Flower lampshade
10.   Learn to make soap/salt scrub
11.   Make a decent looking wallet
12.   Make reusable grocery bags, at least five.
13.   Tampon bag
14.   More church skirts
15.   Try to make a cute bikini
16.   Make a memory quilt for my boyfriend and I
17.   Make 12 bellybutton rings
18.   Make a cozy for my blood sugar monitor
19.   Construct a purse organizer
20.   Make my mom an apron
21.   Sculpt 2 stocking holders for next Christmas
22.   Make myself an apron
23.   Sewing machine cover
24.   Wall organizer for my study/ sewing room
25.   Finally complete transferring my recipes to one notebook
26.   Make at least 15 hairclips
27.   Sculpt a couple of spoon rests
28.   Trash bag for car
29.   Sew a pinafore
30.   Make my crab sandals( not made of crab lol)
31.   Make sequin keychain as well as other key chains
32.   Make a huge string ball lampshade
33.   Compact seat cushion for sporting events and shows
34.   Car organizer
35.   Eggshell candles
36.   Light box
37.   Mounted paper butterflies
38.   Kikini
39.   Undies
40.   Silverware roll---> done!
41.   Corset
42.   Work pants
43.   Overnight bowling like bag
44.   Slippers
45.   Slip covers for couches
46.   Fabric boxes for organizing living room
47.   Dressy dress
48.   Herb garden in a large pot
49.   Oven mitts
50.   Bottle cap magnets


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 29, 2009 10:58:08 AM
holy moly--you gals are ambitious!  I was counting each purse as a project! ha ha  But, I am not going to count any ATC's or swap items--only items for myself or immediate family and friends...and no clothes unless it is a special item like a cape!

Your lists are giving me ideas as well! Good luck everyone and let me know how you plan on sleeping, if you do!! ha ha


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: yumminess on December 29, 2009 11:10:53 AM
I'd love to join in, although I currently don't have a list..


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Smuckers9 on December 29, 2009 11:55:33 AM
I'd love to join in, although I currently don't have a list..

I don't think it matters...I didn't have a list last year. I just made a list of everything I did complete :)


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: teag on December 29, 2009 01:47:17 PM
Okay so here's my list for 2010

1. Sewing machine apron/bib

2. Thread Catcher

3. sewing tool book

4. seam ripper makeover

5. embroidery thread/ cone thread holder

6. Tea wallet

7. TK rubber Stamp

8. Ornament to TK ornament exchange

9. Christmas card for Christmas card swap 2010

10. Marshmallows

11. tea cup coin purse

12. tea pot pillow

13. tea cup cozy

14. Dimensional Glass etched picture (have had this idea running around in my head for at least 6 months)

15. Kitchen Aid Cover (created and drafted pattern just haven't found the right fabric yet)

16. Pearl necklace (have all the supplies to create this just haven't settled on the style, I am looking for
                          something more contemporary)

17. Altered Puzzle

18. Re-useable gift wrap or gift bag and tags (after seeing all the wasted paper this past Christmas, I realized
                                                              there  has to be something better)

19. soda can cozy

20. Christmas tree makeover

21. lost sock rug  (ran across this recently and thought what a great idea)

22. Beer soap

21.  Tea tree oil soap


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Casey1201 on December 29, 2009 01:51:40 PM
Oooo I want to try beer soap too. Maybe I will add that after my attempt at cold compress soap. I need to find lye first though.

I have thought of about 10 more thngs I want to do but I don't want to get too ambitious haha


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 29, 2009 01:52:35 PM
I just heard that 26 billion Christmas cards get trashed each year...and enough ribbon to go around the world...I like your list...

lost sock rug? need a link for that one! ha ha marshmallows? what???


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Casey1201 on December 29, 2009 02:07:43 PM
I kept all of our cards fromthis year, I want to cut them up and use them as gift tags next year. I am all about recycling!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Ariethine on December 29, 2009 02:30:39 PM
I kept all of our cards fromthis year, I want to cut them up and use them as gift tags next year. I am all about recycling!

What will you do to recycle them the next year? Make confetti out of them?? And then suck them all up in a clean vaccum, and pulp them all down to make them paper for the year after??  :D  You know... I was just playin with you, and then I realized that it would probably work!!

That really is a good idea for the cards though! :)

Everyone's lists look really good! A lot of people have already joined, and it's not even January first though. I think it would be awesome to almost finish something, and then finish the VERY last piece RIGHT as the new year comes!  :D Then you'll remember that as your first... PARTIAL project of the year anyways. But you can just cheat and say it is!  ;) I won't tell... hehe


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: angelcallie on December 29, 2009 02:38:55 PM
Ooh, I'll join! I loved doing this in 2009, it really kept me motivated.

I haven't got a list of prospective crafts for 2010 yet, as I am still recovering from my Christmas Craftapalooza, but I've more ideas floating around in my head than I know what to do with so I'm sure I'll be back soon with the beginnings of a list.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Dragonflower on December 29, 2009 02:54:42 PM
Wow, ya'll are super-ambitious!
I didn't think about this as I was making my teensy, nonspecific list, but I have resolved to do all crafting in the new year with at least 75% stash. It will be hard (so many pretty faaabriiics- and paaapeeer!), but I really have to cut down on my stash and my spending!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Ariethine on December 29, 2009 03:12:34 PM
Me too. For my thousand cranes, I am going to be looking at EVERY little scrap of paper I have and can find. I'm thinking about taking the little scraps of paper that restaurants use to roll their napkins around the silverware since I just crumple them up anyways. 
Ah well. I'm off to write my list out on paper!!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: pinokeeo on December 29, 2009 04:32:14 PM
Ok, I am so up for this.  I wanted to do this last year, but I was too unorganized.  I have a partial list which I will add to as I get things more organized in my head.

Here's my beginning list:

1.  Learn needle felting
2.  Learn to do resin molding
3.  Finish my quilt
4.  Finish my latest rag rug DONE 1/3/10
5.  Make a new toy for my business
6.  Make a new board game for my business
7.  Experiment more in the kitchen
8.  Make a book safe
9.  Make another pine needle basket
10. Learn to use a sewing machine for leather crafting
11. Make another leather stocking
12. Try coptic stitching again
13. Try to make a rustic table from barn wood
14. Make another shawl pin
15. Make domino pendants
16. Make a tie wreath
17. Learn to make felt food for grandbabies
18. Try to make a rubber stamp with lino block
19. Decorate a wood recipe box for myself
20. Try to make a briefcase from floppy disks
21. Rebuild old rocking chair
22. Paint a rainbow on my garage
23. Paint my craftroom door with chalk paintDONE 1/13/10
24. Do some quilling for cards
25. Design all of my Christmas cards
26. Make Christmas presents for my grandchildren (ok, this may take up a few slots, but I'm grouping it all together for now)
27. Repair broken kitchen chair
28. Make a recycled shopping bag for the challenge DONE 1/11/10
29. Make something on my lathe
30. Work on revamping a doll house
31. Make a cat tower
32. Make a collapsible stool for my friend's birthday, July 30.
33. Build five garden beds before spring
34. Take a full blown basketmaking class
35. Make a bowling ball gazing ball
36. Learn to weld
37. Make something new with old calendars DONE 1/29/10
38. Try a new chocolate
39. Make a board game journal
40. Increase my sales inventory to $5000
41. Walk every day on my treadmill
42. Lose ten pounds
43. Learn new origami
44. Relearn to play my guitar
45. Make up a new outdoor game for my grandchildren, since they are coming to visit
46. Clean and organize my craft room
47.


Yeah, it's not a complete list, but I'm still working on it.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 29, 2009 04:36:46 PM
oooo--I hope you do a pine needle basket!!!

and the floppy disk briefcase!! wow


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Ariethine on December 29, 2009 05:14:05 PM
 :(  Quick story, now that I'm done writing my list on paper. So I went down to the little shops in my area to go job hunting. I went into a store that had handspun yarns and things knitted up with them. (Not saying the store name, in case anyone knows it.) And I was thinking of just ASKING if they hired, or took commissions. When I asked if they hired, she said no, they do it all themselves, and when I asked if they showed other people's work, she was extremely bitchy about how she "didn't want any competition, so it was just theirs and a couple other peoples' crafts. (I'm assuming some of her friends.) And it was just completely rude the way she was pointed about it, and how her attitude got when I said I crocheted. I was actually contemplating buying some yarn from the store... but... that... wow... just completely changed my mind. I love handspun, and I've never had any... but I wasn't going to then either.

So what I'm trying to say here is that I might have to change one of my challenges to myself (make and sell 10 crafts). But maybe I can network?? Who knows. My mom and grandmother should have a couple friends between the two of them. Sorry for the rant everybody... T.T I guess it's just a reality check that all crafters aren't sweet like our own on craftster. ...and personally I hope that lady isn't here.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: PixieVal on December 29, 2009 05:59:30 PM

 I guess it's just a reality check that all crafters aren't sweet like our own on craftster. ...and personally I hope that lady isn't here.


I hope she isn't here either! I know what you mean though, and we forget sometimes that Craftsters a special breed. A lady at work quilts for years, and when I made my first quilt top I brought it in to ask her opinion on how to put everything together... Well, she makes those really pretty organized quilts, and I'm a random scrapper, and she went on and on about measuring, and measuring again, and kind've had a snooty attitude the whole time about it. When she was done telling me what to do, I was thinking "okay, maybe I'm just reading her wrong", but then she said I should probably give up quilting if I didn't want to do it the right way!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 29, 2009 06:13:14 PM
oh horrors!  I think there is something beautiful about anything done technically perfect, like quilting and tailoring an outfit, etc. but there is also something magical about raw talent and taking chances!!! You can always learn how to improve but you have to start somewhere!  I am so glad you did not listen to her!!! omg I am horrified with ANYONE who discourages creativity...I think if a person asks for advice, it can be delivered in a much more supportive way that is respectful and takes into account inexperience and youth!

You young ladies often inspire and encourage me and I have learned so much being here about so many "modern" things! ha ha



Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Ariethine on December 29, 2009 06:22:25 PM
Oh wow... that is RUDE. How dare she? Right way my @SH!  >:( There is NOTHING wrong with being scrappy! I absolutely ADORE people who can make scrappy things look good. I'm a perfectionist who can't make perfect things but has a hard time with scrappy. It just never looks right when I try to make the scrap look. But I LOVE how other people pull it off.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 29, 2009 06:28:06 PM
hee hee --I am taking your "advice" and starting my first 2010 project, which, should be completed by...ha ...January 1!! ;)


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Ariethine on December 29, 2009 06:37:03 PM
I was going to... but then I realized that it would be bad crafty karma for me if I cheated. I don't like cheating. >> Unless its in go fish with my brothers... heheh... the 6 year old likes to hold his cards horizontally to the ground... facing up... >> And the 11 year old likes to forget it's not his turn and ask for a number. But I really can't take too much of advantage of him. He might have a bit of brain damage due to [email protected] doctors being disgustingly careless to my mother because she worked for the state. They treat you differently when you actually pay their salaries or not.  >:( 

...Well... aren't I just a bundle of frustration right now??? Sorry guys!! O.o

I LOVES YOU ALL!!!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: PixieVal on December 29, 2009 06:41:20 PM
Oh wow... that is RUDE. How dare she? Right way my @SH!  >:( There is NOTHING wrong with being scrappy! I absolutely ADORE people who can make scrappy things look good. I'm a perfectionist who can't make perfect things but has a hard time with scrappy. It just never looks right when I try to make the scrap look. But I LOVE how other people pull it off.
LOL, everytime I try to make something look perfect, it doesnt' happen,so I gave up years ago, and just started putting it where it fits, or where I think looks right. I think my history as a decoupager/collager, makes scrapworking easier for me.
 
I am kind've sort've cheating my list! Lol! My mom's fleece blanket for her birthday, well, her bday is Jan 2d, and I'm letting my daughter help me with it all week(she's 2 so it takes awhile for her to tie ties!) but we will not finish until Jan 1st, making it a 2010 project. Technically I guess it should'nt even be on my list, but it is a craft itself teaching a 2 year old to tie knots, and then sneaking behind her to tie them more secure! I got one of those fleece blanket kits at Joann's that says I love Grandma in a lot of different prints!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Ariethine on December 29, 2009 06:45:23 PM
 :) That's sweet. I don't care if other people cheat on their lists!  ;) Just me... cuz then I'll know. And then it will bug me all year!! :) But yes, I would count it. It's hard enough to teach my 6 year old brother.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: PixieVal on December 29, 2009 07:00:43 PM
There are somethings I'm not including on my list for definate, and this is my total personal goal, just because I need to use as much as possible from my stash.
so far, I have decided not to include:
items for swaps
my Project Linus Blankets. Plug for a charity: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=331544.0


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Ariethine on December 29, 2009 07:04:39 PM
Yeah, I really want to use as much from my stash as possible. It's just that I never have that ONE or TWO things that I need to finish a project. But my fabrics and such aren't first rate in my stash. They're really good for somethings, and it's usually not what I want to make at the time. But I could probably find a use for everything in there. I have a HUGE stash.
Another personal goal for me: Get my fabric stash down from three or four tubs, to one or two. I should post a picture of my original stash when I do my pic post on January 7th.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: PixieVal on December 29, 2009 07:13:04 PM
ahh.. You know what I just felt? bliss.. Because this is a board I can particpate in thats not a swap, so it won't end in a few weeks or a month. You guys have to hear from me all year long! muhhahahhaah!!!   ;D


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Ariethine on December 29, 2009 07:15:32 PM
 ;D I was feeling the same thing this morning!! I was like.... looking for the send out date... and then I was like... wait...  YES!!! STUFF FOR MEEEE!! (You can tell I think about swaps a lot... #>>#)


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 29, 2009 07:36:51 PM
But it will be fun to have you!  I am not including any swap items either...

If I can get rid of some of my paper and fabrics with this thread, then I will be very happy! I can't wait to see everyone's projects and accomplishments!



Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Ariethine on December 29, 2009 07:52:42 PM
I don't have paper to get rid of... but I need to use lots and lots of my fabric stash up!! I have this gorgeous silver fabric, so I'm going to try a nice piece of clothing. Was going to make my senior year prom dress. Sadly, didn't finish... and it came out wrong. T.T So it's in there somewhere. But I'm going to make my petticoat out of all the tulle I put in it!! *thrusts thumbs in the air* **and somehow manages to stick myself in the eye** >>  Okay... maybe not... but it probably would happen if I did do it.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: sarahj2001 on December 29, 2009 08:04:07 PM
Yeah...I'm glad to see another one of these started for next year.  I saw the one last year but it was too late to really join in.  I don't have a list or anything yet but we'll see what I can come up with tommorrow when I'm not so tired.  I just got a spinning wheel for christmas so I'm sure yarn will be my very first project  ;D


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: pinokeeo on December 29, 2009 08:09:07 PM
Yeah, this is going to be very difficult to not be thinking about a deadline.  I'm definitely still in swap mode.

But this year, it's about me and gifts, not swaps.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Crafty Courtesan on December 29, 2009 08:16:06 PM
This is perfect! I'm moving into a new house next week, and for the first time in YEARS I'm going to have an entire room to dedicate to crafting :D

Now to start working on my list...


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Ariethine on December 29, 2009 08:24:08 PM
I wish I had a room to dedicate to crafting. I did. It was a HUGE room. (Bedroom) but then we had to move out of that house. T.T I took for granted what i had.. and now I wish I didn't. If I wanted to move back in with my dad I could have it... but... :/ Now all I really have is a closet and a desk.... in a living room. A desk in a living room.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: PixieVal on December 29, 2009 08:34:54 PM
Yeah...I'm glad to see another one of these started for next year.  I saw the one last year but it was too late to really join in.  I don't have a list or anything yet but we'll see what I can come up with tommorrow when I'm not so tired.  I just got a spinning wheel for christmas so I'm sure yarn will be my very first project  ;D
ohh.... spinning wheel... I would totally be jealous of you if it wasn't for Sleeping Beauty! (yes, my daughter has had me on a 2 week cartoon binge!)


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: cjclark on December 29, 2009 08:42:17 PM
Ok, so y'all got started without me, but, I will still jump in since it's not even 2010 yet. I already made a list on paper of quilting things in progress that I have going on, but I don't know that I want to try and finish all of them in 2010 as that would be a lot. So, here's goes with some ideas. I'll add more as I think of them and/or start on them!

1. Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See quilt for my baby cousin Completed 1/3/10 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332712.0)
2. race track/construction site quilt for my 4 year old cousin (the baby's big brother)
3. block exchange quilt started at a retreat, have to finish quilting and then bind.
4. make a skirt for myself
5. make PJ pants for myself... several pair
6. make a quilt for my husband for either his birthday (August) or Christmas.
7. finish knitting green scarf (I'm slooooow at knitting)
8. finish knitting candy scarf
9. complete my wedding album (tons of scrapbooking/papercrafting going on there) - maybe in time for our 2nd anniversary in June?
10. baby quilt(s) for my cousin's baby that is due in March
11. make a quilted/scrappy dog bed cover (like a pillowcase, but BIG)


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: kitkat_pro on December 29, 2009 08:47:08 PM
I am joining this year. I have thought about it in the past but I always remember about this around October and figure I didn't have the time. Anyways, my goal with this is to make items for my daughter and myself since I never make us anything.

So here is my list of things I want to make so far:

1. Dress (me)
2. Large Hello Kitty Stuffy (DD)
3. King size quilt (me) ::)
4. Crochet scarf and Hat (DD)
5. New Purse (me)
6. Face cleanser, Toner and Moisturizer (me)
7. Slip cover for couch (me)
8. Chair slip cover (me)
9. PJ's (DD & me)
10. set of matching slippers (DD & me)
11. toy hammock (DD)
12. Apron (me)
13. Toy bin organizers (DD & me)
14. 4 matching throw pillows (me)
15. crochet one piece of clothing (me)
16. Princess or fancy Dress (DD)
17. Covers for serger and sewing machine (me)
18. Finish 30 pages of DD scrap book
19. knit first pair of sock (me)
20. knit first pair of gloves (me)
21. Hello Kitty Shirt (dd)
22. make something sexy for ME
23. conditioner (me)
24. lotion (me)
25. Make 4 paintings for our bland walls (me and DD)
26. Corset (me)
27. make displays (me)
28. Make soap cutter (me)
29. make and sell 10 crafts - that is not soap or Bath and body related (me)


The rest will have to come later  ;D


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: greenfaerie on December 29, 2009 08:51:23 PM
Woohoo!  I'm game!

My projects:

1. Make Butterick 4919 (hopefully for our anniversary unless I find something else, so by March)
2. Make a fascinator
3. Witch hat
4. Make a bedroom sanctuary
5. Christmas Advent calendar thing
6. Master at least 2 Thai and Vietnamese recipes
7. Christmas stockings
8. A vintage powder puff
9. A cat hammock/shelf
10. Learn needle felting
11. Make L-O-V-E pillowcase set
12. Make a bag/kit for my tours that doesn't hurt my shoulders
13. Make a set of candle globes
14. Start my cyanotypes
15. Organize and redecorate the home office
16. Organize and redecorate the craft area/guestroom
17. Make my own panties
18. Relearn embroidery!
19. Make my husband a shirt using his favorite worn one as a pattern
20. Headboard for bed
21. Sexy photo set for hubby
22. Make and start my ephemera for etsy, etc
23. Make a gnome craft.
24. Redo garden, and make it fertile and productive
25. Make some soap
26. Fingerless gloves (maybe 2 sets)javascript:void(0);
28. Make a scoodie!
29. Make a round gathered pillow
30. Make a nifty etsy-ish 70's ish felt something or other
31. Do something unexpected with yo-yos
32. Redo top of black dress I made in 2003 to make it actually look right!
33. Do some resin spoon pendants
34. Black lace (and maybe white chiffon, etc) choker
35. Make a full apron
36. Start my own ATCs/inchies
37. Crochet some dishcloths
38. Altered composition book in progress
39.
That's all so far, but I know I will add or redo it!  lol


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: cjclark on December 29, 2009 10:43:38 PM
Those of you wanting to make your own underwear - I have a pattern from this person - http://www.etsy.com/shop/paintergirl she doesn't have any for sale now, but it says there will be more after Christmas. The pattern is super easy - you make them from t-shirts. My husband loves them as I can use message t's, geeky t's etc. (it's always a surprise what it will say on my backside ;-) ). I think one of my favorites is the one I made from a Best Buy "Geek Squad t-shirt. :-P


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Ariethine on December 29, 2009 11:16:59 PM
I'm probably just going to make my own pattern. If it's a success, then I'll model it for you.... Using my brand new dressform.  ;)  hehe...


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: PixieVal on December 30, 2009 12:11:37 AM
I'm probably just going to make my own pattern. If it's a success, then I'll model it for you.... Using my brand new dressform.  ;)  hehe...
Yes, thank you for using the dressform.  ;) :D


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Ariethine on December 30, 2009 12:14:19 AM
Hello! I am thinking that I'm not going to be able to be on Craftster immediately. Firefox keeps crashing on me, so I'm going to ask my lovely bf if he will fix my computer.... again. So it might take a day or two, depending on whether or not he will have to reinstall everybit of software I have on here, or just firefox.
In the meantime though!! I started a new craftalong, because I was completely inspired by the possibility of... a hanger! All info is in the post. (Firefox will NOT let me get into my profile page. And in case some of you are wondering, that's why I'm doing/have done double posts. I can't go back and modify either. Or quote people...
But please join me there as well if that is something you're interested in. In fact, depending on how long it takes me, I might have it done before I'm able to get back on!  :D But I will more than likely do more than one.

Sending loving, crafty vibes to you all!

~Ariethine


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 30, 2009 05:52:43 AM
I love that people are using this thread to make things for themselves! I still need to finish my wedding album...from 30 years ago!! :)


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: lydiaharper on December 30, 2009 07:26:53 AM
I wish I had a room to dedicate to crafting. I did. It was a HUGE room. (Bedroom) but then we had to move out of that house. T.T I took for granted what i had.. and now I wish I didn't. If I wanted to move back in with my dad I could have it... but... :/ Now all I really have is a closet and a desk.... in a living room. A desk in a living room.

I'm in the same boat!  A desk...in a livingroom!  I can't wait until we move and have more space.  Hopefully that will be a project for 2010!!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: brynnegrl on December 30, 2009 08:06:52 AM
This is awsome! I' totally in!

My problem is that I may have to add to my list as I go. I have many NEW things (cradfts, mediums, whatever) that I want to learn, I just don't  know everything I am going to do within them yet!

Examples:

-I want to start an altered book/journal
-learn to make my own soap
-lip blam, too!
-sewing. I don't know how to sew. I guess the things I want to sew would be different projects...so, an apron shirt....
-....and a paneled (gusseted) skirt...
-and maybe a patchwork bag.
-if I can figure out the sewing thing, I'd like to figure out how to make those adjustable headband/bandana things, for when I have my hair in twists.
-This is a big one, and I don't know if I will manage it this year or not, but spinning my own yarn.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: kaz814 on December 30, 2009 09:04:39 AM
Here's my list so far ...

1. Finish the Vogue knitted wrap.
2. Participate in at least one monthly Dishcloth-a-long.
3. Hanging makeup bag for my mom for her birthday.  (Eek - January 15th.  I gotta get on that one!)
4. Make a skirt for me. (Clothing intimidates me!)
5. A purse for me out of the pretty brown and batik fabric.
6. Cloth grocery bags!
7. Organize my crafting stuff (again.)
8. Learn how to book bind.
9. Learn how to felt.
10. Make wool dryer balls.
11. Make reusable cloth pads for myself.
12. Make a purse organizer for me.
13. Make a checkbook cover for me.
14. Make a knit/crochet bag for myself.
15. Embroider the big white tablecloth.
16. Embroider the two cloth napkins (one white, one red.)
17. Embroider the table runner. (For mom maybe?)
18. Embroider the two dishcloths. (Swap?)
19. Cage-topper for the rabbit cages.
20. Try freezer paper stenciling.
21. Make a swiffer cover.
22. Baby present for pregnant friend. (Finish that sweater from ages ago, perhaps.)
23. Baby present for pregnant coworker.
24. Make a pair of socks.
25. Lap blanket for mom.
26. T-shirt quilt out of old memorabilia t-shirts. (maybe)
27. Sewing machine cover.
28. Finish the scarf from ages ago and donate it to a charity.
29. Christmas stockings for grandparents.
30. Learn soap making.
31. Make my own laundry soap.
32. Thread-catcher and sewing foot roll.
33. Reusable fabric gift bags.
34. Rag rug for the kitchen.
35. Make old Christmas cards into wreath! (I've saved cards from last Christmas and will save this one's too!) Extras will become gift tags.
36. Make something for charity.
37. Curtains for my bedroom.
38. Pillows for my bed.
39. Get garden going - garlic, beans, tomatoes, basil, cilantro, sage.



Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Dragonflower on December 30, 2009 09:06:44 AM
-lip blam, too!

Oh, I've actually done that! It was easy and fun. I did it in a little workshop and we used essential oils and stuff to fill the balms with intentions, like mine was citrus-y and glittery and was intended to be cheering, and it works! Everytime I open it I feel happy. I think you can buy lip balm kits online to help you figure out what works for you before you buy your supplies separately (maybe on Brambleberry?). You should definitely do it!

I keep reading other people's lists and thinking "oh, I want to do that too!" Like taking a picture of my fabric stash before I start working on trimming it down- I'm definitely going to do that!
And I'd like to finish at least three aging UFO's.  ::)


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 30, 2009 09:28:01 AM
ha ha I am now up to 64 items I want to make, but I am saving them in case I need to substitute!

I have to stop reading and browsing this site!

I would get depressed if I took pics of my fabric stash...I do save a small scrap of every fabric, though, and have made pages with them that will someday be bound together in a book!  But, that is not a project I can finish anytime soon! Are you joining this dragonflywer (please?)...:)


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: brynnegrl on December 30, 2009 09:29:40 AM
Looking at the list kaz just put up, is there info somewhere on making laundry soap? I'm really trying to go eco this year, kind of a resolution I guess. Part of why I want to make my own soaps and balms and learn to sew....oh, yeah, I'm also gonna force myself to make more plarn bags for groceries and such-making the plarn is such a pain!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: kaz814 on December 30, 2009 09:34:42 AM
Looking at the list kaz just put up, is there info somewhere on making laundry soap? I'm really trying to go eco this year, kind of a resolution I guess. Part of why I want to make my own soaps and balms and learn to sew....oh, yeah, I'm also gonna force myself to make more plarn bags for groceries and such-making the plarn is such a pain!

Hi brynnegrl - this blog has some awesome green ideas, including laundry soap!  http://down---to---earth.blogspot.com/ (http://down---to---earth.blogspot.com/)


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: brynnegrl on December 30, 2009 09:41:03 AM
Nice! Thanks, Kaz! Bookmarked!

I have found some of those tips watching 'How Clean is Your House' on BBC, and they work!

Okay, gotta add the laundry soap to my list-at least once!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: angelcallie on December 30, 2009 11:04:35 AM
Okay, I'm back with a partial list!

1. Make pattern/doll that uses plastic armature
2. Skirt for work
3. Summer shirts
4. Jacket for friend
5. Birthday present for RevolutionaryGirl (her birthday is Jan 6 so I better get on that)
6. Questing Beast plushie (I've been meaning to make one for a while)
7. Learn to use resin
8. Sewing machine cover

Yeah, the list is short right now, but I always come up with more and more things I need to make as I go along.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: raeraethejetplane on December 30, 2009 11:33:15 AM
I did the 2009 craftalong and complete it. I will also include swap projects because in the past that was the bulk of my crafting. This year I promise to keep a more organized list :) My list is short because I add as I go along. The items in parenthesis are yet to be made. Also, the WIPs I am listing still need a considerable amount of work put into them. For those of you worried about multiples it's all a matter of your own opinion. i.e. I listed each time when I made 20 ATCs and I made a total of 11.5 bottles of Kahlua but I think I listed them only as 5 projects.

1. (Xena Chakram Necklace) WIP
2. (Art Credo Self Portrait) WIP
3. (20 ATCs)
4. (set up shop on etsy)
5. (master a hard bound book) I think I understand the issue I am having
6. (9 hardcover journals) WIP
7. (Make something from my jewelry stash)
8. (Make wool dryer lint balls from leftover yarn)


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: karimusbunch on December 30, 2009 12:05:21 PM
I'm totally in on this one. I kept seeing last year's around april (i was about 7 months preggo, and a senior in college) and thought there was no way i could ever join. But then I graduated, quit working, and started staying at home, and I think I got pretty close to 50 without ever joining. :(
So here i am!

I don't plan on including swap items, but definitely gifts, cuz I'm getting a headstart on christmas, and even though I say that every year, this time I mean it!

So here's my shortlist:
1. receiving blanket quilt (or quilted pillows?)
2.t-shirt hexagon quilt using this tutorial: http://www.thimbleblossoms.com/Thimble_Blossoms/Hexagon_Quilt_Tutorial.html
3.granny square slippers for grandma
   (have to learn crochet for this one)
4.legend of zelda embroidery, based on a pic found online. check this out:

   (i haven't decided if i'll keep it b&w, or fill in all the color, eek!)
5. diaper bag w/pattern & materials bought before my son was born (june 20, 2009; oops)
6. finish ariel embroidery, is a wip that i love, but haven't been able to get back to
7. needle roll
8. altered book
9. flip-top bella mittens from ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/mariamaria/bellas-mittens-3
10. secret father's day gifts, sometimes my hubby cruises on here, shh!
11. calendars, christmas gifts, from septemberhouse etsy shop.
12. knit hat for husband
13.not really a project, but go through craft books for more ideas i have a bunch of knit, crochet, & needlwork books given to me by my husband's grandmother, think they're from the 70s, but they have some interesting projects


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: nostephot on December 30, 2009 12:20:39 PM
I have been working on my list and I am SO IN!  I am thinking that I may be overly optimistic on my skills and my time but that is the point of starting the list right!?!?!?  Well I am going to put everything I would LOVE to make on it..... so as soon as I get it done I will add it here!  Thanks for starting this because I have been looking for it for a while.  This will be my first full year on Craftster and I intend to be very active!

Here is my list!  I am really looking forward to work everything this year!

50 projects for 2010
1.   Fabric bucket/basket
2.   Card holder for frequent customer and gift cards for me
3.   Baby quilt
4.   I spy quilt, collect fabric and start
5.   Thread catcher for me
6.   Summer dress for me
7.   Vintage dress for me
8.   Notebook using gift cards
9.   T-shirt rug for kitchen
10.   Weekender bag
11.   Messenger bag using felt mailbag tute (http://picasaweb.google.com/evallandingham/Tutorials#5387435251538988402)
Here it is (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=319287)
12.   Felt Bowl
13.   Coil Bowl
14.   Corset from pattern
15.   Matchbook Notebooks
16.   Learn To Crochet
17.   Yoyo quilt, make more progress on making yoyos  want to hit a few hundred
18.   Coffee mug cover/cuff
19.   Satin flower covered pillow
20.   Notebook covered in satin flowers
21.   Crochet animal
22.   Monthly activity and creativity journal
23.   Recover the center console in my car with oil cloth
24.   A journal of me….. using the 100 things about me and adding to it as I think of them
25.   Name Linus in Fabric
26.   ATC collages and cards
27.   Altered Puzzle
28.   Felt laptop wrap
29.   Do craft fair or open etsy shop
30.   Large stuffie for me to use as pillow
31.   Inchies set
32.   Large wallet
33.   Ballet Flats or Mary Janes
34.   Clutch purse from fabric   
35.   Knit and felt bag/clutch with yarn I have
36.   Art Quilt
37.   Learn Resin
38.   Covered tape measure for me
39.   Felt gnome for me
40.   Pajama Pants for me
41.   Fingertip pot holders for me
42.   Casserole carrier from Stitch Magazine
43.   Open/Closed Sign for Friends shop
44.   Yarn/Craft Wreath for home
45.   Make Something out of Vinyl (book cover)
46.   Finish Orange Shawl on Loom
47.   Make Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock cross stitch or embroidery for me and friend
48.   Make Felt Broach
49.   Decorate gray felt shoes I purchased
50.   Make Saints Shirt for me
51.    Yarn Bowl


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: .:dollface:. on December 30, 2009 12:45:58 PM
i'm sooo in!! i've started my list, but i need to know... do school projects count? (i go to school for textiles..)


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: BeccatotheMax on December 30, 2009 12:49:17 PM
I'm definitely going to be in on this.  My list is somewhere around here, but I know my first two priorities will be dresses that I'm making.  One just requires adding the skirt to the bodice, but the other one will take a little bit more time.  But I'm so excited because my Christmas gift was a sewing machine!  I've been borrowing my dorm's but finally I get to use my own!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: raeraethejetplane on December 30, 2009 12:56:24 PM
karimusbunch, I was going to use that photo for a project last year but it got scrapped. It's a beautiful photo and the other stained glass artwork is worth a web search.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: greenfaerie on December 30, 2009 01:00:00 PM
karimisbunch, that zelda graphic is amazing!  You know what would be a cool technique for it? Vintage tinted embroidery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=245721.0)


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Smuckers9 on December 30, 2009 01:11:10 PM
i'm sooo in!! i've started my list, but i need to know... do school projects count? (i go to school for textiles..)
I think crafty school projects totally counts! I use all my artwork from my classes at school.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: teag on December 30, 2009 01:39:14 PM
I just heard that 26 billion Christmas cards get trashed each year...and enough ribbon to go around the world...I like your list...

lost sock rug? need a link for that one! ha ha marshmallows? what???

Here is the Link for the lost sock rug

I have a lg bag of lost socks I keep adding to so I thought this might be a good way to use them-- Although I am not going to do it the same way It was just a spark that ignited an idea




Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: raeraethejetplane on December 30, 2009 01:42:46 PM
I see no link  ???


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on December 30, 2009 01:59:28 PM
I'm working on my project list. Also getting some inspiration from the other lists posted.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: pinokeeo on December 30, 2009 02:15:21 PM
Teag, I think you forgot to post the link.  I'd love to see the lost sock rug.  I might even be inspired to make one myself.  I seem to have a lot of "orphan" socks.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 30, 2009 02:19:54 PM
I saw a book that had the cutest lost sock stuffies!!  With my luck, I would cut up a sock and then the other would magically appear...I keep them all in a basket next to my dresser for "someday"...I am sure the link will get put up soon--thanks Teag!!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: brynnegrl on December 30, 2009 02:30:28 PM
Okay, I just did a new project today that didn't make it onto my list...and it isn't TECHNICALLY 2010 yet...but I made paper! It was fun, and madde me happy!

Wonder if I should count it? :D


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on December 30, 2009 02:39:05 PM
I'd really love to join, I'm working on my list. There will probably be lots of baby things for friends and family, some beading (I've done way too little this year, mainly shopping) and crocheting (just starting). Sewing. And Fimo. - So this would be ten each and nothing else... we'll see.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: brynnegrl on December 30, 2009 03:10:11 PM
Anna-Fimo seems so interesting, but it always seems like so much work! I make hemp jewelry, so I use a lot of Fimo! I envy your patience!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: raeraethejetplane on December 30, 2009 04:19:55 PM
Aw guys, I felt inspired to make some things today and I was so glad to to add things to my list and then it hit me..It's not 2010 yet. You think I'd notice that beforehand since one of the two items is something to wear to a New Year's Eve gig. *smacks head* If I finish something tomorrow it wont feel like such a mess but since I've already done 50 for 2009 two days feels like cheating.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: CraftyAggie on December 30, 2009 04:57:59 PM
I totally want to this!! It sounds fun and also pretty motivating to buckle down and get things done throughout the year. I already know a couple things for my list  ;D


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: BeccatotheMax on December 30, 2009 05:25:45 PM
Oh I've just remembered some stuff now.  Alright I shall now make the (edit-able) list.   Most of these ideas are going to be from stuff I've bookmarked so they might seem familiar.

1. Black/ polka-dot dress
2. Floral dress
3. Curtains for parents' bedroom
4. Finish some more paper-pieced blocks for Harry Potter- inspired quilt
5. Wall hanging for parents
6. Phonebook into pen holder
7. Stuffed elephant
8. A set of inchies (my first)
9. Coloring different mandalas I've found over the year
10. A collage/mural of the Greek muses
11. A handbound notebook
12. A fabric cover for my binder
13. Amy Butler Hourglass pillow
14. Amy Butler stuffed cat
15. Cupcake stuffie
16. Fabric cover for lab journals
17. Pocket Advent Calendars
18. Book-like Cover for sticky notes
19. A family of sock puppies!  (Perhaps from the pesky socks that have no mate anymore)
20. Kanzashi hair clips
21. Charging basket
22. Sharpie case
23. Container made from magazine strips (in progress)
24. Pad/tampon holder
25. Business card holder
26. Hanging wall organizer
27. Bedside caddy
28. Tea Wallet
29. Fabric containers
30. Purse-sized craft organizer
31. Undercover crate
32. Men's wallet
33. Fabric bowl
34. Clutch
35. Fleece Yoda Hat
36. Ballet Flats
37. Applique tops
38. V-neck sweater
39. Coasters
40. Placemat, Table Runner, and Napkin set
41. Penny Rug
42. Bathmat made from old bath towels
43. Scrapcatcher
44. Learn embroidery
45. Learn cross-stitch
46. (Re)Learn crochet
47. Use up the rest of my glycerin for soap
48. Coffee cup sleeve
49. Tree of Life pendant
50. Sock Monkey!

Hopefully I'll be able to get all of this done! :D I'm so excited that I have a plan now.  I'll probably add more clothing items to this list though.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: dharma_rebel on December 30, 2009 05:57:42 PM
I'm in for this. I'll have to catch up on the thread and come up with some ideas. Hopefully, this will be the motivation I need to make more clothes for my daughter.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: pinokeeo on December 30, 2009 06:39:45 PM
I can't wait to see how the phone book pen caddy comes out.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: BeccatotheMax on December 30, 2009 06:51:29 PM
I can't wait to see how the phone book pen caddy comes out.

http://www.chicaandjo.com/2009/02/24/recycle-phone-book-into-pen-organizer/

Here is the link if you would like to try it yourself!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: teag on December 30, 2009 07:45:03 PM
haha I am having a blonde day here's the link for the sock rug

http://www.makethemyourself.com/rug.html


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: pinokeeo on December 30, 2009 07:56:06 PM
Thanks for the links.  Looks like some fun and useful things to make.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: pjherbert on December 30, 2009 08:07:59 PM
I'm in, I didn't do well with keeping my projects caught up last year but I did post 53, I will do better 2010! I do my list as I go as I have a problem with commitment, haha!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: playswithneedles on December 30, 2009 10:49:34 PM
I am so going to do this! I was late in finding the last one and also thought that 50 projects sounds like alot at the time. Recently I've joined the Ongoing Wish Swaps and came up with a HUGE wish list, most of which I could do myself (exception would be the knitting - I can't knit to save my life). This group will hopefully give me the motivation and support I need! Like some of you mentioned earlier, I'm constantly checking the swap boards and am great about making stuff for swaps (yes, I'm probably an addict!). But lousy at making things for myself. And kinda lousy at making things for Christmas/BD gifts for family and friends. Case in point, I started an Inga purse for a friend for her BD. All I have to do is make the strap and line it. But my friend's BD was back in MAY!

So some of my list will be to finish up WIP (some of which I haven't started - ha ha). I may include swap items, but am hoping that this year I can focus more on making things for myself and gifts for people I know, rather than swapping. I may post a partial list, that way I can add and subtract as I go along (okay, in addition to being an addict, I may be a bit of a commitment-phobe!).

woohoo, I'm so excited. I'll work on my list and post soon  :)


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: ostera15 on December 30, 2009 11:14:54 PM
My thanks to everyone who has posted lists for me to steal borrow ideas from. There have been so many great ideas posted and it will help me keep busy, since I plan on trying to quit smoking (again) next week!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: dannispring240 on December 31, 2009 12:49:52 AM
Ooo~ This looks fun!

Getting through half of my stash is my new years resolution.



Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: pjherbert on December 31, 2009 01:19:17 AM
My thanks to everyone who has posted lists for me to steal borrow ideas from. There have been so many great ideas posted and it will help me keep busy, since I plan on trying to quit smoking (again) next week!

I quit smoking 13 years ago after smoking for 21 years........the final way I quit...... I took the word "trying" out of my sentence! You can do it and you can also claim that as a completed project!!  :D


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Ariethine on December 31, 2009 04:08:02 AM
My thanks to everyone who has posted lists for me to steal borrow ideas from. There have been so many great ideas posted and it will help me keep busy, since I plan on trying to quit smoking (again) next week!

I wish you good luck with that!! A few people in my life, not listing names, including my more-than-likely-future-step-mother-in-law smoke, and she in particular coughs like no tomorrow, and her voice is scratchy, and I don't even want to know how hard it is for her to breathe.

@playswithneedles:: I am the same way. Your whole post basically described me too.  ;)


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: nirauan on December 31, 2009 05:32:56 AM
is any one else using this craftalong as an excuse to increase their stash or is it just me? i know i have enough yarn/fabric/beads etc but i keep seeing things on etsy or ebay and thinking 'oooh that would be great for whatever project' i keep trying to excuse my purchases as christmas presents to myself but that is starting to wear a bit thin!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 31, 2009 05:35:53 AM
I am only buying what I need to help me USE up my stash. Otherwise, next year's project is going to be finding a bigger house! ha ha


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Ariethine on December 31, 2009 05:54:35 AM
My sweet as sugar boyfriend just bought me four 4oz. bags of random buttons. (They were relatively sweet. About 1.50 or 1.60 per bag, but we don't have a lot of money... so the sentiment was BEAUTIFUL. (It went from me afraid to spend money on one, to him buying me four.
I also bought some scrap paper yesterday (But I do have an excuse. 1000 cranes, and I'm not a paper crafter, so I don't keep much paper around.)

But yes, I do have to watch myself. Other than that I DESPERATELY have to stash bust. (The paper WILL be used up, either with the cranes or everything journal, and... buttons are buttons. When can you NOT find a use for them??


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: raeraethejetplane on December 31, 2009 06:52:19 AM
I am only buying what I need to help me USE up my stash. Otherwise, next year's project is going to be finding a bigger house! ha ha
I'm doing the same. Cleaning my room has been a long time goal for me. I got rid of two trash bags of clothes, two trash bags of junk paper, one trash bag of trash... and my room hardly has a dent in it. It's so bad that I get depressed being in my room and I go out... so no more stuff! I crafted something yesterday, something today, and I have another project that must dry for 24 hours before I continue. And this is all from my craft stash and soap bar stash. However I need more felt wool roving for my chakram necklace and I'm drawing more so I see some possible art supplies in the future.
Sometimes I get craft supplies but none of the tools needed to use it.. so I may buy some tools in the next year so I can become more independent of pre-made scrap book type stuff.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Ariethine on December 31, 2009 07:19:17 AM
Go HERE ----> https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332479.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332479.0)

If you want to see my amazing project that I get to build off of for one of my first completed projects for the year 2010.  (It's not cheating because it's just a part of it.  ;)

Complete doll outfit for my bjd. $600 gift from my dad and I REFUSE to keep her in my closet ANY LONGER!!! She's way too beautiful.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE comment. I would REALLY appreciate it!!

Much Crafty loves from a very sick Ariethine.  :-\


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: luckdragon on December 31, 2009 07:19:49 AM
I'm trying to use up stash as well.  My problem is fabric.  LOVE IT!  Buy it, but without a project in mind - so when I decide I want to use it for something, I don't have the right amount.  OR, buy it with a project in mind, but procrastinate so long that I have forgotten what project it is for!  So, part of this year's organization is to go through the fabric stash and identify how much I have of what.  So then I can plan projects appropriately.  And figure out some system for keeping the fabric/project info together until I can do the project...probably big ziplocks or something like that.

So, this 50 project list has been great so far!  I keep remembering projects that I am delinquent on and am adding them to the list.  Hopefully, then I can focus on some of them first before I go chasing the next "shiny" craft idea that catches my eye!  ;D


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 31, 2009 07:21:38 AM
Ariethine-that link is not working  ;D

luckdragon--I would be interested in knowing how you are going to organize your fabrics...I sort of have mine by type: clothing, quilts, purses, aprons, home decor, linings, baby prints, etc.  I tend to buy a lot of 1/2 yard pieces because I love the print so much! Ebay is my second home!! ha ha

I was thinking of doing a spreadsheet and number my bins and putting where the bin is (ie. bedroom closet, attic, garage, etc.).  I have all of my quilting quarters in tubs by color but sometimes I steal from those tubs to make a purse or pouch or something...please share your thoughts on this...I have tried to look for ideas from others but nothing really fits me 100% so I am borrowing all sorts of ideas to see what really works...


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Ariethine on December 31, 2009 07:35:50 AM
I fixed it!!! <3  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332479.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332479.0)

And here it is again in case nobody wants to go back... hehe... :3


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: luckdragon on December 31, 2009 07:36:50 AM
that link is not working

luckdragon--I would be interested in knowing how you are going to organize your fabrics...I sort of have mine by type: clothing, quilts, purses, aprons, home decor, linings, baby prints, etc.  I tend to buy a lot of 1/2 yard pieces because I love the print so much! Ebay is my second home!! ha ha


Yea, I haven't worked out the details yet.  I actually got rid of A LOT of fabric a few months ago...tried to get down to just those ones that I loved and thought I would actually do something with.  But, of course, the stash has been slowly growing.  I also had mine by type, but they have gotten mixed up again.  I have one box with vinyls for purses and wristlets. One box with scrap pieces that I could use for patchwork or that my dd can use for whatever she wants (to keep her out of my good stuff ;) ).  Fleece and faux fur is currently scattered in bags (yea, not the best plan). And then everything else is in Elfa drawers...my problem is, if I can't see it, it isn't there.  So I need to be able to see everything.  I know some people do swatch books where they put a swatch of fabric along with the yardage and fabric content info.  I might try something like that, so I can bring it with me pattern/fabric shopping.

I hear ya about ebay...I think etsy and 2 or 3 on-line fabric sites are my downfall!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 31, 2009 07:51:14 AM
Ariethine!! What a gorgeous hat!!! I am glad you posted the link! The ribbon detail makes it so feminine! I only have one crochet item on my list (earrings) because I am not that good at it--maybe a simple hat would build my skills!

luckdragon--I think you sort of hit the nail on the head! I can't see my stuff and therefore, buy more! A swatch book sounds like a good idea--maybe something like what I am thinking for my ATCs...hmmm

I know what you mean about fleece, fur and vinyl!  Bulky stuff is tough and I have mine in bags, too! I hope more people come up with suggestions--I am going to look at the posts about fabric organization again and see if I can find more ideas!   Thanks and maybe THIS year, we can solve our issues!!!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Ariethine on December 31, 2009 07:54:25 AM
That IS a great idea luckdragon!! I need to do that too. I have a bunch of fabric... you wanna know how I organize it?
I have it all in three big tubs. All mixed together, none of it folded, and when I want do do a project I ruffle around in it and it gets spread out all over the floor and couch and chair and... >> yeah...  ;D That's my fabric organization skill for you!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 31, 2009 08:03:28 AM
I am too embarrassed to say how much I have...it is disgusting...but, this thread will help me some of it up! :)


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: brynnegrl on December 31, 2009 08:15:03 AM
Hehe, etsy and ebay-I get in trouble just going to Wal Mart or JoAnnes! We can't even TALK about the wonderful world of online shopping, lol!

Ostera, welcome to the 'stop smoking in '10' club! Maybe this is the way to do it-keeping busy with lots of projects!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Ariethine on December 31, 2009 08:16:25 AM
I feel the same way with my fabric collection!! I know for SURE that I will be buying (Read:Having daddy take me to the fabric store.) more this year.
I love going to the fabric store with my dad! He doesn't like going very much, but he always suggest that I get what I want because we won't be back for a "while".  :D  I TRY to be cheap, I really do. I begged him to take me during the HF 52% off sale, which was awesome, btw. And a few days before Christmas, I wanted to pick up a box to decorate for my bf, and when we were in joann fabrics, he told me to find some fabric I liked. I found stretch black I wanted for a dress for like, $3 something (which is a good deal) so I was going to get 3 yards, and he told me to get like, 6, because I can always use black.  ;D  ;D  ;D

I'm SO lucky I don't have credit cards. That makes buying online impossible for me!!! YES!! I'M SAFE AT HOME FROM MY BUYING HABITS!!  :D


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 31, 2009 08:20:51 AM
Ostera, welcome to the 'stop smoking in '10' club! Maybe this is the way to do it-keeping busy with lots of projects!

I am going on the keeping busy with lots of projects diet for 2010! "10 pounds in 10" !

Already kicked the smoking habit...tough but I feel terrific and, I know this does not really affect you younger girls right now, but, NO WRINKLES! hee hee  I had no idea how much smoking contributes to wrinkles!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: DeannaLynn06 on December 31, 2009 09:03:15 AM
I organized my fabric last year by buying the comic book boards and wrapping anything bigger then 1/2 yard. While I was wrapping I measured and took notes of content and color to put into an excel worksheet on the computer. I sorted all my fabric on my "bookshelf" by content and color (green cottons, blue cottons, knits, fleece...). I then printed out my worksheet and as I used some of the fabric, I crossed it off my list or adjusted the amount. It has worked out really well for me, except now I have moved and stopped following it a little. I think as my first project I am going to update my worksheet.

I hope that helps at least one of you fabric stashers with some of your organizing.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Ariethine on December 31, 2009 09:22:18 AM
I'm just going to go through and fold all of my stuff up, see what I have, organize by material, and then I'm gonna create create create. If I make my petticoat sooner, that should clear up a lot of space in my tubs, because then I could just hang it up! I'm gonna show you guys my list of WANT to do in the first week.

Black hat and scarf for Dad.
Finish the entire outfit for my doll. (Based around the red/black hat.)
At least one drawing project.
At least one set of earrings.
My library tote book.
20 Cranes :)
Use at least one of my goal of 50 patches.
Possibly a grocery bag.
If I'm feeling REALLY ambitious, then I'll
Create at least one simple bottle scene.
Make a sweater sleeve cat
And or make my own pair of armwarmers.

(I know that would be an impossible amount for most of you, because you actually have lives. But I'm no longer in school, can't find a job, and I don't have anything else to do except housechores, play videogames and with my pets. :)


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: pinokeeo on December 31, 2009 09:31:49 AM
I quit smoking 20 years ago, and I've never been sorry.  It's a great accomplishment.  I just quit cold turkey.

And I just recently decided to lose a few pounds.  I'm working on twenty five pounds in a year.  So far, I'm down by twelve.

I hear you all about stashbusting.  I'm all for it this year.  I've been sorting through my stash, and I'm probably going to add a few more items to my list.

I made plywood bolts for a lady a few years back to help her with her fabric.  She says it helped her to be able to see what she has, and kept things a little cleaner.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: fishstix43 on December 31, 2009 09:54:34 AM
So I know I'm really last minute, but I hope I'm not too late to join in!  I've only got a partial list (so I could post it by today  :P)  but I'll have more, I promise!  I'm still somewhat of a newbie (crafted a lot when I was younger, but just now got into doing it seriously) and you all are such an inspiration, hopefully I can make some things worthy of sharing!  So without any more babbling, here goes:
1.   Small rug on knitting loom from t-shirt yarn (in progress)
2.   Jean skirt from jeans with ridiculous holes in the crotch
3.   5 resin spoon pendants
4.   Latch hooked bear for niece
5.   Make a necklace to use pendant from great-grandma
6.   Basketball earrings for pep band
7.   Hearthstone pillow (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332268.0) for the bf
8.   Reconned shirt using old girl scout patches
9.   Recon pink lacy shirt using brown pillowcase fabric
10.   Make a black lacy choker
11.   Fabric hankies to cut down on the ridiculous amount of paper tissues I use
12.   Make 3 pieces using old costume jewelry
13.   Make tote bag from giant purple hand me down sweater
14.   Make homemade mayonnaise and marshmallows
15.   Self designed latch hook using yarn and fabric scraps (just barely started)
16.   ???

Hopefully I can get most of them done in the first half of the year, because this fall (assuming no huge unseen obstacles) I’ll be starting graduate school in chemistry and will have NO time.  But we’ll give it the old college try!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Ariethine on December 31, 2009 09:58:54 AM
Aww! I know who didn't read the first post all the way!! Caught you!
 :P My very first post says its NEVER too late to join in!  ;D


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: greenfaerie on December 31, 2009 10:04:29 AM
Ooh you reminded me of two projects I want to complete this year: Black lace choker and resin spoon pendants!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: PixieVal on December 31, 2009 10:09:16 AM

Hopefully I can get most of them done in the first half of the year, because this fall (assuming no huge unseen obstacles) I’ll be starting graduate school in chemistry and will have NO time.  But we’ll give it the old college try!


My brain hurts just thinking about what kind of homework you have to do! :o


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: brynnegrl on December 31, 2009 10:16:36 AM
I feel ya on the school front! I'm a double major in psychology and business-the last half of the year is gonna start getting horrible!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: fishstix43 on December 31, 2009 10:17:58 AM
ariethine-you caught me; I was just so gosh darned excited to read everyone's lists!

pixieval- This second semester of my senior year shouldn't be awful (as much as that's ever possible as a chem major), but the grad school workload scares the crap out of me!

I'm not even actually at home yet (at my bf's family's house), but when I do, I'll be able to look at my notebooks and think of the rest of my list!  I'm soooo excited it's not even funny!  ;D


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: ageddert on December 31, 2009 10:48:42 AM
I am so exited for this!! Ill post a partial list and add more later.
1.Fish Necklace
2.Polymer Clay Jewelry
3.Polymer Clay Buttons
4.Pretty Pins for my Moms Hat
5.Felt Pea Pods inspired by http://blog.betzwhite.com/2007/12/peas-please.html
6.Sweatshirt for my friend Ashleigh
7.Monster Laptop Cozie
8.Etch a Sketch Laptop Cozie
9.Laptop surface for Dad
10.One eyed one horned flying purple people eater plushie
11.Garbage Can made from Garbage
12. My first Altered Jigsaw puzzle
13. Coat Rack
14. Jawbreaker inspired throw pillow

I am exited for my list to grow! :D


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: luckdragon on December 31, 2009 10:52:05 AM
ageddert - an etch-a-sketch laptop cozy sounds brilliant!  I can't wait to see it!  Did you see one somewhere?


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 31, 2009 11:08:06 AM
I sometimes think that when you are super busy, you actually get more done because you have to watch your time...looks like you have a busy week ariethine!

I think I am going to spend this weekend organizing instead of crafting much (except I do have a few ATCs to finish!)..and a wallet to make and a purse to make, but that is all...

I don't think I could wrap my fabrics and put them on a bookshelf...I have a huge bookshelf now that holds about 36 clear storage containers of fat quarters...I think my large bins would work better if I did the suggested excel schedule and labeled my bins...I think I will then put the list on a clipboard and hang it next to my bulletin board...If I had a list, I really wouldn't need to worry about what type of fabric was in each bin--just look for the bin...I will let you know how that works out...thanks for the ideas...I wonder if there was some way I could attach a small piece of the fabric onto my list...(sorry--thinking out loud!)


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: hngoodlett on December 31, 2009 12:40:18 PM
ageddert - an etch-a-sketch laptop cozy sounds brilliant!  I can't wait to see it!  Did you see one somewhere?

I don't know if this is the same one, but I have this one on my wist:
http://blog.betzwhite.com/2008/08/sketchy-maclaptop.html (http://blog.betzwhite.com/2008/08/sketchy-maclaptop.html)


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: dharma_rebel on December 31, 2009 12:56:23 PM
I also wrapped 1/2 yard + fabric around the comic book boards this year. Scraps and fat quarters went into clear totes, by color. Everything is organized in rainbow order.  ;D


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: ostera15 on December 31, 2009 01:01:20 PM
My thanks to everyone who has posted lists for me to steal borrow ideas from. There have been so many great ideas posted and it will help me keep busy, since I plan on trying to quit smoking (again) next week!

I quit smoking 13 years ago after smoking for 21 years........the final way I quit...... I took the word "trying" out of my sentence! You can do it and you can also claim that as a completed project!!  :D

Thank you so much! And thanks to eveyone else to. My dh is a smoker and many of our friends are too, so not much offline support.

Next week I will be quiting smoking!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: raeraethejetplane on December 31, 2009 04:14:13 PM
I've had lots of time on my hands for the past two weeks because business at work came to a grinding halt during the holiday season. This morning I made a pair of earrings to go with my outfit for tonight. I hope I keep up the makin' rhythm!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: yofi on December 31, 2009 04:15:40 PM
Good luck to all quitting smoking!

I did this in 2008 and was pleasantly surprised to find how many different kinds of crafts I do.  Looking forward to 2010!

Just moved into an enormous new house and some of my projects will be decorating and creating new spaces -- including an enormous craft room that needs new molding, a decent paint job, curtains, containers, work stations...

Building a garden from scratch, which should be a lot of fun.

Rehabbing a rescued $5 sewing machine and cabinet.

And tons of projects I can't yet imagine, from stashed fabric, yarn, buttons -- even bones!

Looking forward to sharing with you all this coming year!



Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: calluna on December 31, 2009 05:06:47 PM
I'm just using my post here to keep track of everything I complete, the WIPs, and the projects I hope to get started on eventually (it's easy to forget a good idea sometimes, so this is kind of like a reverse wish-list). Lots of things carrying over from my 2009 list because I had more ideas than I could realistically take on...And this year will hopefully be the same...

Trying to get to 50 total:
#    Project
1.  ATCs: 4 ATCs for AFA "Queerious" swap, 4 Purple ATCs for AFA swap, extras from that, several cards in AFA art-a-Thons, 4 for racky for IYP 15, x-stitched letters (5/26), 3 for Ongoing ATC Swap, ATCs of gentlemanly woodland animals with mustaches, 7 counting-crows
2. knitting loom: learned basics of use and few different stitches, and a couple ways to cast on and bind off. completed flat panel with Ugly Duckling handspun, 1 set of multi-striped legwarmers, a crazy-daisy, a scarf, celestial confetti curtain
3. Hunter S. Thompson mini-binder
4. something useful out of cereal boxes/paperboard: so far made floss bobbins, ATC backgrounds, clock wheels, and mock-ups of box patterns including explosion box (http://lifeaslou.blogsome.com/2007/03/06/explosion-boxes-a-life-as-lou-online-class), a set of inchies
5. attend at least one large crafty gathering: went to CHA in Anaheim and met some awesome craftsterers! also met up with some in May and September!
6.  experiment with corespinning (big fail, but plied and it's ok now)
7.  yarniness: 2 magic yarn balls; plastic bag yarn
8.  altered art pages - completed 3 pages for Illustrate My Favorite Story Swap and one for Art Journal Swap
9.  "Art of Living" round robin altered book - completed 1 spread, had Ma Rut and rackycoo also complete spreads for me
10.  Nintendo Duck Hunt cross-stitch
11.  'Shizzle' x-stitch
12.  1st-time cooking-from-scratch endeavors: pesto, fritatta muffins
13.  painting/dyeing: stenciled and bleach-painted Craftster shirt, stamped over a stained t-shirt, and dyed buttons multiple shades of purple
14.  grandparents' anniversary projects (mini photo album and cross-stitched pillow)
15.  flippy album from this tute (http://bubblyfunk.typepad.com/bubbly_scrumptious/feb-09-kit-flip-it-a-minialbum-by-kathy.html)
16.  angora- harvested off bunnies while grooming, spun on drop spindle, and knit into swatch and i-cord
17.  clothing recon: tshirt for work
18.  successfully organized a Craftster swap - Ongoing ATC Swap March round
19.  felting and fulling: started as a hat, now it's a "vessel". succeeded with another one. tried needle-felting (big big fail but people tell me it's the needle's fault  ;))
20.  mixed media summer garland
21. custom x-stitch for metal vyxin
22.  experiment with liquid polymer clay
23.   knit wrap
24.   4x4 chunky pages
25.  foldy book from this tute (http://bubblyfunk.typepad.com/bubbly_scrumptious/w.html)
26.  woven accordian card (http://sunflowersanddragonflies.blogspot.com/2008/03/tutorial-tuesday-woven-accordian.html)
27.  halloweenish handspun
28.  handspin orange batt from freestyle
29.  Readers Digest recon journals
30.  60s swingers handbound journal
31.  Madam Will You Talk recon journal
32.  painted lined journal
33.  foreign text accordion
34.  mini-book for LGBTQ OTT swap
35.  paper flowers joined with brads
36.  hand-carded some pre-processed fiber to blend it
37.  perpetual calendar
38.  book for Tiny Book Swap
39.  handbound junque journal
40.  try learning basics of crochet from grandma
41.  shisha/mirrored embroidery (http://www.joyfulabode.com/2008/02/12/tutorial-indian-shisha-mirror-embroidery/)
42.  altered puzzle
43.  swap journal
44.  buttons: my first wire tree of life, and an abstract ornament
45.  projects for STS Holiday Swap
46.  photobooks for stepsisters
47.  2nd handbound junque journal
48.  learned different altered art techniques: beeswax with tissue paper, melting crayons and removing the wax for background, embroidery on paper, found poetry, layered backgrounds, stamping with household objects
49.  Filled recon journal and did "small" item for Journal for a Month Swap
50.  felted stone rug
51.  2 page-a-day calendars for craftaddiction

To Do:
-   another ATC display/book
-   some opulent fiber/needlework to display in an embroidery hoop. maybe a mandala?
-   dismantle interactive pop-up book and recreate the mechanisms myself in a project
-   craft something related to Sword of Truth books
-   create CN photobook
-   create a sampler with "Stitch Magic" book ideas and other techniques as practice for finishing the Klimt tapestry
-   altered storybook
-   advent calendar altered book
-   set of envelopes with button-and-string closure
-   cigar box shrine
-   take a handspinning class, or at least get some tips in person
-   metal embossing
-   fabric-covered floss bobbins (http://thesmallobject.com/stenopad/wordpress/?p=776)
-    stop-smoking cigarette-style box (http://www.livinglocurto.com/2009/04/message-gift-box-tutorial/)
-    woven button coaster or similar project (http://www.craftstylish.com/item/42331/how-to-make-a-woven-button-coaster)
-   re-create this (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=316036.msg3675390) shrine structure
-   steampunk cuff
-   tapestry cross-stitch
-   create WRAP in a book
-   spin "cottage living" batt from freestyle
-   alphabet photo inchies
-   button flowers like this (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_lTpmN3ELmRo/TB9x6mkTvTI/AAAAAAAAAk4/qPA2QBh7l8M/s1600/flowers.jpg), this (http://loveandcinta.wordpress.com/2010/06/07/button-bouquet-extravaganza/), or this (http://indiefixx.com/2008/07/15/tutorial-tuesday-button-flower-tuturial/), stick 'em in an old salt shaker
-   felted corset belt from ravelry
-  create something with rainbow roving from ptarmic wumpus

WIPs:
-   blank scrapbook cookbook
-   contributing to Queercraft blog (http://wordpress.queercraft.com)
-   "Sins, Vices and Confessions" book project - finishing insides; redo cover
-   plarn woven rug
-   steampunk balloon art - need old fuses
-   a snuggie - arms semi-attached
-   velvet panel dress -need to sew over fusible web seams and take in/darts
-   healing/creative process book
-   x-stitch sign for my door
-   "Angel from Montgomery" project - 2 pages done
-   Bob Dylan x-stitch - out of motivation
-   Klimt tapestry - 90% of continental stitches finished
-   Santa Cruz scrapbook-skirt -lots of embroidery finished
-   update parents' vacation scrapbook (ongoing)
-   touch-up PA and CN photos - a few done
-   altered journal (ongoing)
-   finish mini-quilt
-   add musical animals collages to other artwork
-   inner child altered book
-   starry night embroidered skirt
 -  4-elements knitted blanket - finished "earth", "fire" and "water", working on "air", need to do borders
-   card wallet (http://bubblyfunk.typepad.com/bubbly_scrumptious/june-09-kit-card-presentation-wallet-by-kathy.html)
-  knitted carrying case like this (http://www.etsy.com/listing/23117182/robin-bamboo-tarot-wrap-free-us-shipping) - did a prototype
-   slide lampshade
-   olive art nouveau cross-stitch
-   Shelbe cross-stitch
-   SoulCollage deck (ongoing)
-   Soul-Journaling exercises (http://www.souljournaling.com/prompts.php) (ongoing)
-   junque journal 1
-   Teesha Moore panels for CAL
-   scrapbook for vintage photos
-   texture stamps on wooden blocks
-   redo memory quilt
-   "Into the Unknown" altered book
-   tiny hoop tree ornaments
-   deck of altered playing cards
-   mustache ATC assortment
-   striped Halloween scarf


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: pinokeeo on December 31, 2009 07:29:54 PM
The best part about putting it down here is that it makes it more real.  I'm more inclined to actually finish some of my projects if it's in writing, kind of like a contract with myself.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: PixieVal on December 31, 2009 07:36:56 PM
I'm curious, are most people putting things on their lists of supplies that are already in their stash? I think most of mine are, I'm really really going to try and use a good chunk of my stash up this year that way I stop getting the evil looks from the man


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: pinokeeo on December 31, 2009 07:41:32 PM
I'm definitely destashing this year.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 31, 2009 07:44:35 PM
I know I am using this to reduce my stash...I am organizing my fabrics now and waiting for the ball to fall...getting ready for crafting tomorrow!  I did my yarns last week already...I can't deal with the paper stuff yet so I just shut the door to that room! ha ha


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: playswithneedles on December 31, 2009 08:05:41 PM
Ok, here's my list. It seems a little ambitious to me! I'm guessing there will be things I won't do, but will do something else instead. So I'll add those later! And I really didn't steal or borrow ideas (yet), these all just popped out of my head.

As far as stash busting, a couple of months ago I moved into a 350 sq ft cottage, so I had to destash before I moved. I did bring a box of fabric I couldn't live without, as well as a box of yarn. I did put a "resolution" at the bottom of my list re: stash though.

2010 Projects

1. Start and finish Em’s rag quilt.
2. Finish scarf for Rachael. finished 01/12/10
3. Hat/scarf for Amber.
4. Hat for Emily.
5. Sew a few more birds and put together mobile. WIP
6. Finish Sarah’s Inga bag. WIP
7. Crochet bag for Daria.
8. Keep up with 12 inch square craftalong – crochet at least one 12 inch square per month. WIP done - Jan=2,
9. Crochet at least two 8 inch squares per month. WIP done - Jan=2
10. Keep up with number 8 and 9 until Shelly’s afghan is finished (either for May BD or next Christmas).
11. Finish crocheting Carolyn’s flower hex blanket (either for May BD or next Christmas). WIP
12. Crochet lacy throw or shawl for Grandma.
13. Keep working on my hex scrapghan. WIP
14. Embroidered tea towels (or napkins) for:
     Shelly – chickens
     Carolyn – cats or Black Apple-ish
     Sarah – sci fi
     Daria – Black Apple-ish
     Mary – rhino or cats
     Trista – sci fi or?
     Amber – om
15. Take part in traveling tea towel tour swap or lap quilt swap.
16. Crochet bookmarks for various gifts. finished: 1
17. Keep up with washcloth-along – at least one per month. finished: 2
18. Some kind of crafty gifts for Dean/Annette and kids.
19. Crochet some soap catcher bags.
20. Crochet a doily or dresser scarf. finished: 2 4" doilies/coasters
21. Crochet café curtains (at least one, but up to five).
22. Crochet t-shirt rug.
23. Crochet myself a hat, scarf and mittens for next winter.
24. Crochet myself a cowl.
25. Crochet myself a shawl or mobeus.
26. Crochet myself a wearable sweater.
27. Crochet myself some socks or slippers.
28. Learn how to Tunisian crochet. Possible projects:
     Yoga mat bag
     Market bag/purse
     Potholders
     Kitty bag for em
     Pillow
     Wall hanging
29. Learn how to locker hook. Possible projects:
     Journal cover
     Rug
     Pillow
     Chair seat cover(s)
30. Crochet hat for uncle Jim.
31. Make myself a purse – sewn or crocheted.
32. Make myself some placemats – sewn or crocheted. If sewn, also make matching napkins.
33. Sew a pincushion/threadcatcher bag.
34. Finish sewing flannel pajamas.
35. Sew myself a tea wallet and business card wallet.
36. Sew Jim/Shelly tea wallets. Also one for Daria, Amber, Trista, Delores, Sarah.
37. Sew a linen blouse or tunic.
38. Sew a pair of pants.
39. Sew a wrap around skirt
40. Design and sew something to wear.
41. Make a lap size string quilt.
42. Embroider redwork squares for queen size quilt.
43. Amass fabric and start queen size quilt.
44. Wall hanging – something inspired from the adult coloring book - embroidered or pieced/quilted.
45. Take in clothes that are too big.
46. Make an art journal and write in it each week.
47. Learn how to sew cotton knits – would love some leggings and yoga pants!
48. Buy a serger and learn how to use it!!
49. Make my doggy a bed.
50. Reconstruct something from a second hand store.
      
Other things, crafty and not:
Only buy what I need for a given project. Try not to add to stash. Do not hoard!
Transition from semi-cheapish yarn to better quality (cotton-blends, linen, bamboo), especially for wearables.
Buy and ride a bicycle.
Take a real vacation.
Start acupuncture practice.

Other ideas
Crocheted swiffers
Rice warmers


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: zigg13pra on December 31, 2009 08:14:19 PM
I found last year's thread in the middle of the year, and I have waited and waited for this one!  I'm totally in, but I'm not the type to make a list.  I'll post things I make as I go along, but being in school I can't guarantee it'll be every week since there are some weeks where nothing is made!  I WILL count anything I make for swaps, since I swap here and on another site.  This is going to be a crazy thread since we are already on page 16!  I think I may also make a separate blog somewhere to help myself keep up with what I've made.  I'm excited to see what everyone else makes as well.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: hngoodlett on December 31, 2009 08:38:47 PM
Here's my list for now. I'm going to try to do 50 without counting swap stuff.

1.   Kindle cover
2.   Makeup removing pads
3.   Leather-covered journal
4.   T-shirt quilt
5.   Sewing machine cover
6.   Napkins
7.   Shirt from bird fabric
8.   Homemade bread
9.   Doily skirt
10.   I-Spy Bag for niece
11.   Rice sock
12.   Button necklace
13.   Recipe book
14.   Embroidered mittens
15.   I-pod/Key armband
16.   Tie bag
17.   Advent calendar
18.   Toilet paper holder
19.   Fabric Garland
20.   Draft stoppers for mom
21.   Something with a uterus
22.   Last Supper embroidery
23.   Take photos with new camera (not quite a craft, but the photos will be art)
24.   Abe Lincoln cross-stitch (already a WIP)
25.   To-Do list journal
26.   Rodentia embroidery


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Taniquel on December 31, 2009 09:29:15 PM
I'm in. I seriously need to work at reducing my stash - I have been on a stash diet (not buying anything not for immediate use unless it was very heavily reduced in price) but still managing to increase the size of my stash, so I'm being even stricter this year. I've already finished one project so far this year. I'm not starting with 50 things on my list, I'll add as I find things I want to do.

1. Apron for Dec 2009 birthday swap (finished)
2. Aeolian shawl (wip)
3. Sweater for husband (wip)
4. spring sampler cross stitch (started more than 10 years ago...)
5. Elephant amigurumi (wip)
6. Cloth nappies for Jake (one finished, 11+ to go)
7. soft structured baby carrier https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333992.0
8. Crocheted Elmo plushie
9. Skirt for me
10. Shirt for me
11. At least one felted thing - maybe the shawl I bought a pattern for. Need to decide on colours.
12. Cardigan or sweater for me
13. Another pair of socks
14. Fabric book for Jake
15. Beaded sculpture or vessel
16. Start a scrapbook
17. At least a dozen Christmas ornaments
18. Finish plush companion cube - hubby's birthday present 18 months ago (need foam)


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Tanza on January 01, 2010 01:51:19 AM
wow I just started to write my list and I have over 60 things I want to make/do some are quick things some are long drawn out.....
here they are

1.   plant/grow roman chamomile and spearmint to dry and make my own tea
2.   re-useable tea bags and tea cozy- fabric
3.   calendar for my little one near my desk
4.   a new dress with my blue lightweaight fabric(on the roll)
5.   make water bottle holders from towelling   
6.   sons- ph pouch
7.   re-useable lunch bags
8.   a new jumper-knitted repurposed
9.   a new hoodies stenciled
10.   embroidered altar cloth
11.   crochet the bamboo yarn I bought really cheap
12.   crochet pot scrubbies ,new dish clothes and soap savers
13.   crochet new hair snood, with tighter band and longer snood piece
14.   new skirt and shirt set from brown t shirt fabric
15.   wrist warmers from fabric
16.   jacket with long sleeves, a small front with buttons and a longer back to keep my back warm( like a tails coat jacket)
17.   a long jacket for winter that will be super warm
18.   smelly sachets for wardrobes
19.   felt bowl for phones etc
20.   dryer sachets, dryer balls
21.   new hand bag and wallet from leather
22.   dragon stuffie, with fimo clay horns, teeth and eyes.
23.   wolf stuffie and cat stuffie
24.   new curtains for the sewing area and 4 poster bed
25.   dragon crossed rabbit stuffie
26.   anklet and bracelet
27.   slippers for winter round the house
28.   fabric origami cranes
29.   soap, new blends
30.   lotions, shampoo and conditioner
31.   new bath blends
32.   make a centaur
33.   make a big stuffed toy for my bed, to use as a pillow
34.   new underwear, design some wide side lace knickers
35.   write another 1 or 2 books for my son
36.   record some more meditations to music, especially kids ones
37.   finish filling my new photo frame
38.   make my family tree photo hanging
39.   make 3 new bed quilts for the kids and  qs quilt embroidered
40.   make cotton embroidered car seat covers
41.   take pattern from and make otter kit
42.   make dream catchers
43.   make/fix windchimes
44.   make a long infinity dress
45.   recover my lounge chair and wash the lounge
46.   try batik, I have a kit somewhere.
47.   Adelaide trip scrapbook
48.   make clay goddess statue and dragon statue
49.   Christmas wall hanging
50.   design and make a new glass cabinet
51.   coffee cup cozy for footy and thermos cozy for footy
52.   make a skirt with loops to pull up the front.
53.   make a skirt that has an over skirt
54.   make new shorts and pattern from my fav old blue ones.
55.   make sticky rice balls


I know it's supose to be 50 but hey I will hope to get them all done.

My baby goes to high school this year so I will have more time on my hands......supposedly anyway.

Oh someone wants to make undies.....here is a good free pattern to use.
The same as some that I have made before, unfortunately the style I wear have a lot less fabric or a lot more.....I like the skimpy sort style ones for at night, I use a swimwear pattern that I cut right down, very comfie too.
Here is that pattern anyway.

http://underwear.sew-ing.com/ (http://underwear.sew-ing.com/)


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Ariethine on January 01, 2010 06:59:15 AM
Tanza she makes MEN'S undies. I suppose you could tailor them to women... but that's what those particular undies are for.

I went to bed early last night, and I'm waking up early this morning to craft!! YAY!! (Went to bed at 9, woke up at 9, will start crafting at... approx 10. :3

HAPPY NEW YEARS!!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on January 01, 2010 07:09:22 AM
1.black underbust corset with steel boning
2.pajamas or longjohns of skully thermal fabric
3.recon 4 t-shirts
4.Edward t-shirt
5.table runner for Mom
6.black & white cover for tan down throw
7.black & white or hot pink pillow shams for bed
8.New Moon tulip hair clips
9.antique gold bird necklace
10.chunky black bead necklace
11.multi-strand silver chain necklace
12.reorganize spices and make new labels
13.recon boring denim blazer (dye, stencil, add trims)
14.dye polkadot shirt pink
15.bleach & dye my hair
16.scoodie
17.try modding some bras
18.ironing board covers (large and tabletop)
19.wirework pendants
20.mini art quilt (maybe for MAQ Swap)
21.dress to wear to cousin's May 1 wedding in Shreveport
22.bath robes for me and mom
23.swap journal
24.fascinator
25.Quilt portrait of Ellie (my best friends' basset who went to the Rainbow Bridge last year)

I also know I will add to the list throughout the year. I had one item that I did yesterday, so it's already been removed (new coat for my dog Lily).


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 01, 2010 07:40:02 AM
morning new year craftsters!!  hope everyone is working on something from their list!  I love the projects and the enthusiasm!

I joined a swap last night, so I am going to start on those as well as something from my list...yay!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: kmichele_craftyfae on January 01, 2010 07:42:32 AM
I am so in on this one! What a great way to finish those "I'll get to it eventually" projects. Sadly my list isn't 50 projects long. It's more like 70 and counting lol. But it will give me a bit of variety I guess. Here's my list of 50:


1. Sewing machine cover finished 1/10/10
2. Curtains (downstairs, bedroom, kiddo's room) finished
3. gathering apron from fabric stash
4. giraffe floor lamp/side table
5. Linen area curtain (bathroom)
6. make a wooden shelf/cabinet for bathroom finished
7. Sew my own poppet
8. create a display for swap items
9. something to do with all the glass ornaments I have
10. addition to the camera bag for battery and memory cards
11. matching christmas stockings (3)
12. finish elemental spirit wall hangings (water, air, fire)
13. large mixed media dragonfly for bathroom
14. mini art work for bathroom
15. Car trip survival kit (games, puzzles, toys, I spy pouch) for kiddo
16. scarf for me (fleece/knitted/crochet) finished 1/27/10
17. make pocket bibs for pregnant friends (due may/june)
18. make baby blankets for pregnant friends (due may/june)
19. decorate some onesies for pregnant friends (due may/june)
20. terra cotta pot toadstools for garden
21. paint/craft smock for kiddo
22. mp3 player cozy
23. learn knitting
24. learn crochet
25. finish tinkerbell cross stitch
26. new humming bird plant stick for mom
27. stitch markers for knitting and crocheting
28. kiddo's mittens
29. ATC art book (altered book to display ATC with clear pockets)
30. Altered Journal/book
31. Display for Dotee collection
32. Christmas tree skirt
33. fabric book (in cabinet)
34. Lord of the Rings Chess Set (hubby)
35. finish treasure boxes (hubby and kiddo)
36. pouches for dad's scooter
37. start and finish goddess painting (large canvas)
38. jewelry frame with hooks/screen (sister)
39. make a wrap skirt (me)
40. make a few pairs of pants (me)
41. learn lye soap making
42. make reusable grocery bags smaller sizes (10 total)
43. thread catcher/scrap fabric catcher
44. holiday cards for christmas 2010
45. altered puzzle
46. make some incense
47. jewelry frame (me)
48. craft an altar for bedroom
49. meditation mat/rug
50. yoga mat bag

I think that's a decent start. I should be able to use a lot of my current stash without having to get too many new supplies. And now to pick something and get started lol.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: MissMina on January 01, 2010 09:18:40 AM
I started this last year in august and thought, 50?!?  :o !?! Last night I was going through the pictures of what I've made since starting hair school in november and I ended up with a perfect 100  :D ! I have no clue how it happened but I'm totally up for 50! I don't have a list because I have A.D.D. just like every other hair student so I'll post pics when I get around to making something!!! PS thanks for starting it up and getting my butt in gear!!!

-M


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: karimusbunch on January 01, 2010 10:13:04 AM
Tanza she makes MEN'S undies. I suppose you could tailor them to women... but that's what those particular undies are for.
am i the only one finding this funny?
i'm sure my hubby would LOVE some lacey panties!  :P


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Sewzie on January 01, 2010 10:15:59 AM
So its only the first day of 2010and i have finished one and a half projects on my list!
I finished my silverware roll! Isn't it cute!
 https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=317831&ppuser=159334
and for the .5 I finished one of the two stethescope covers!!

Yay!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Katebug on January 01, 2010 10:47:26 AM
yay! I'm so in  :D here we go!

Kate's 50+ Projects in 2010  :D

1.   Build my craft shed/barn well see, I live on my own in a trailer but my grandparents don’t like the cold up north so they come to stay with me. SOOOO I have NO room to set up my craft room anymore. I live on a farm close to all of my dad’s side of the family and my uncle just reconstructed/built a house and had TONS of left over wood he said I could use. So when spring hits BAM! Craft shed will be built!

2.   Decorate and organize my craft shed/barn

3.   3 Jeweled picture frames holding black and white pictures of me and my brothers for my grandma for Christmas

4.   Set of pottery handless coffee cups for my mom for Christmas

5.   Chalkboard ( http://blackflipflops.blogspot.com/2009/12/need-last-minute-gift-idea.html )

6.    Paper roses ( http://elizabethkartchner.blogspot.com/2009/12/cozy-cards_09.html )

7.   Glass ornament terrarium

8.   Coffee Filter roses

9.   Resin spoon ornaments since everyone gets an ornament for Christmas from me

10.   Several fingertip pot holders because I only have one regular one lol

11.   Mesh produce bags going green baby!

12.   At least 10 reusable shopping bags so getting into them finally and I could use some as gifts too!

13.   6 Snack and Lunch bags sets two for me and the others for gifts

14.   30 or so cloth napkins I’m sick and tired of all this TRASH ugh

15.   Molecule necklace ( https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=331735.0 )

16.   Scoodie

17.   Rapunzel scarf I just have to get some good yarn first

18.   2 pairs of Slippers (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=323205.0)  :) one for me and one for my mom

19.   Tampon/panty liner cozy

20.   Reusable panty liners

21.   Reusable makeup removable pads

22.   Panties because I need ones more comfy  ;)

23.   Luna Scarf

24.   An animal hat either crocheted or sewn fleece with the animal being a panda, monkey or maybe an elephant!

25.   A fleece yoda hat  :D

26.   A MagiQuest wand holster I’m hooked!

27.   A MagiQuest themed costume at least for Halloween, I might try to wear it when I go to the SC location in September  ;D

28.   A monster stuffie cause I LOVE making stuffies and I’ve always wanted to make monster ones!

29.   Monster iPod cozy

30.   Computer sleeve I’m thinking something like another monster, Yoda, an elephant, or a camel as the theme lol or the etch-a-sketch one sounds awesome!

31.   Secret message stuffie that says I love you (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_2&listing_id=37110693 ) for my wonderful man

32.   Design a coloring book and make them into Christmas gifts for the kids in my life!

33.   Several altered journals

34.   Checkbook cover from an old skirt

35.   Make and use my own laundry detergent  it’s too expensive otherwise

36.   Cloth gift bags

37.   Comic gift bags

38.   Reusable Coffee cup sleeve

39.   Window cling pictures for mom for Christmas

40.   Crocheted sackboy/sackgirl I LOVE little big planet

41.   Outfits for sackboy/sackgirl that’s right! He/she CANT be naked!

42.   An apron

43.   Twilight Chess set even though I haven’t played in years I LOVE the game…so I figured I’d combine it with one of my favorite book series  :)

44.   Christmas tree skirt

45.   2 sets of 52 reasons I love you card decks one for my dad for Christmas (he used to be a magician and loved to do card tricks) and one for my amazing man either for Christmas or valentine’s day.

46.   Crocheted hat and scarf for my dad for Christmas

47.   Fleece hat and scarf for my man for Christmas

48.   Cactus pin cushion not only are they too cute I have a new FAVORITE book and would like to make alot of crafts dedicated to it (the book is "The Host") it takes place in the desert so it'll be a PERFECT start!

49.   Homemade lip balm I love lip balm and would LOVE to have something extra for last minute gifts

50.   Remote holder my man is ALWAYS losing his remotes lol

51.   Finish my cookbook for singles ugh I haven’t cooked in forever!

52.    Make a swim suit for the 2010 summer!

53.    I've decided to craft what I CRAVE so no tell how many things will pop up from this! lol  ;)

I'm sure things will change or be added to this list, but at least this gives me a starting point

Happy 2010 everyone!!  :-*


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: dharma_rebel on January 01, 2010 11:06:18 AM
My partial list, which I plan to be a HUGE stash buster, will also include lots of projects from the sewing books I keep buying, including * = 1 Yard Wonders, SG = Sewing Green, BTR = Bend the Rules Sewing, and I'm sure I'll come up with more as I go through (and buy more) books.

1. 14/50 cloth napkins
2. pants/top/hat for Marley (bought the pattern last year) (http://s275.photobucket.com/albums/jj310/dharmarebel/?action=view&current=P2194890.jpg)
3. tunic for myself (I really like Amy Butler's, just gotta get the pattern)
4. SG slippers (2 pair, one for my friend's b-day this month and one for me) (http://s275.photobucket.com/albums/jj310/dharmarebel/?action=view&current=P1114712.jpg)
5. SG wallet from shirt cuffs
6. plant markers from spoons
7. etched oil & vinegar bottles
8. doll diapers
9. reusable produce bags (since I give away all the ones I make for myself)
10. a cover for Marley's tinkerbell chair (just doesn't match my living room)
11. panties from t-shirts
12. * wash bag for dirty kitchen linens
13. reusable snack bags
14. * clothespin apron
15. * ironing board cover
16. waterproof picnic blanket
17. * casserole caddy
18. * car trash bag
19. * bias skirt (http://s275.photobucket.com/albums/jj310/dharmarebel/?action=view&current=P1034700.jpg)
20. *summer nightie
21. SG lounge pants
22. * mommy & me halters
23. * folklore bag
24. * hands free belt bag
25. * grocery tote (several)
26. * latte changing pad
27. * toddler pinafore
28. * classic jumper
29. * twirl skirt
30. * pleated girly skirt
31. * craft apron for Marley
32. * art smock
33. * bird mobile
34. * child's messenger bag
35. * checkers to go
36. * fabric dollhouse
37. fabric memory game
38. SG woodland draft buster
39. BTR charming handbag
40. BTR puppet theater
41. Finish fabric nativity for Marley that I started in 2009
42. Felt Sesame Street Christmas ornaments (from kit)
43. tuxedo t-shirt dress for Marley (http://s275.photobucket.com/albums/jj310/dharmarebel/?action=view&current=0102001122.jpg)
44. rosette t-shirt dress for Marley
45. needle roll for Haley
46. plarn knit bag for Haley
47. figure out how to make a rughttps://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334735.msg3887522#msg3887522 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334735.msg3887522#msg3887522)
48. make a terrarium (and try to figure out how to make them into ornaments)
49. Valentines garland from felted sweaters for front window (http://s275.photobucket.com/albums/jj310/dharmarebel/?action=view&current=P1114718.jpg)
50. sweater boots
51.wool dryer ballshttps://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334735.msg3887522#msg3887522 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334735.msg3887522#msg3887522)
52. learn to crochet
53. upcycled cashmere blanket
54. upcycled holiday/season themed pillow covers


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: irish_chicky on January 01, 2010 11:20:19 AM
Okay so here's the beginnings of my list:

1. Shall for Nan
2. Shall for claire
3. Crochet mario character for brother
3. Cancas cases for Hubbies CDJ's/mixer
4. lap quilt for mom
5. Organize crafting/office space
6. cloth pads/pantyliners
7. Make my own laundry soap
8. make all my own cleaning products
9. crochet scarf/ hat for Brother
10. slip cover for wing back chair
11. Start christmas scrap book
12. slip cover for futon
13. old suitcase cat beds
14. Stenciled shirts for DH
15. Advent Calander
16. reusable paper towels
17. dryer balls
18. Christmas/birthday cards for family
19. Fabric gift bags
20. crochet quilt
21. Tinkerbell poppet
22. paint/tile unfinished coffee table
23. make undies/boxers

okay so that's a start I'll add to it as I go I need to organize it a bit better too when I have time. IE christmas/ birthday gifts, household items etc


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Casey1201 on January 01, 2010 12:44:11 PM
For all those that said they wanted to make laundry soap...I found a great tute this morning. Here is the link :)

http://www.mummydeals.org/2009/12/making-your-own-laundry-soap-for-7-per.html


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: goodtimegirl on January 01, 2010 12:53:01 PM
I'm in. I'm casting on my first project right now. A friend saw the Who? Hat (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/gtg/who (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/gtg/who)) I made for myself and requested one, so I'm making him one. I hope to finish it today.

My second project of the year will be a sweater for myself. I've got the yarn, needles and pattern picked out http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/plain-and-simple-pullover (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/plain-and-simple-pullover).


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: dannispring240 on January 01, 2010 01:08:21 PM
I love reading everyone's list~

On my list, i think i will just list projects that need to be finished:

1. SO knitted scarf (I'm new to knitting, so I'm slow)
2. Afghan (This is practicly done, I just ran out of yarn.)
3. Dad's quilt
4. Crocheted scarf
5. Scoodies x3 (Black and White, Red and Brown, Blue and Green)


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: ageddert on January 01, 2010 01:29:44 PM
ageddert - an etch-a-sketch laptop cozy sounds brilliant!  I can't wait to see it!  Did you see one somewhere?

I don't know if this is the same one, but I have this one on my wist:
http://blog.betzwhite.com/2008/08/sketchy-maclaptop.html (http://blog.betzwhite.com/2008/08/sketchy-maclaptop.html)


Thats the one! But I started on the monster laptop cozie first (which was just my inspiration from the etch a sketch) and I think I may just make multiple monsters of different personalities instead of copying her etch a sketch  ;D. I dont know why but I always get more satasfaction making somiething from my head than from a tutorial.
I am in love with my little laptop monster buddy and I cant wait to post some pics!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Tanza on January 01, 2010 04:55:41 PM
Tanza she makes MEN'S undies. I suppose you could tailor them to women... but that's what those particular undies are for.

I went to bed early last night, and I'm waking up early this morning to craft!! YAY!! (Went to bed at 9, woke up at 9, will start crafting at... approx 10. :3

HAPPY NEW YEARS!!

*cough* I know it says that somewhere but since when did men wear pink frilly lacey knicker with no pouch? hehehehe something I seriously never want to see.

I know I make both types and trust me the patterns on the left of the page are womens.....mens have a definate pouch in front, of course if anyone wants a mens pattern I have 2 different ones here.....


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: dharma_rebel on January 01, 2010 05:21:45 PM
Despite having the trifecta of sickness, I managed to scratch one off the list today! (It helped that my super awesome brother and his girlfriend took the kiddo for the afternoon/evening). I made myself the bias skirt from 1 yard wonders. I didn't have fabric that was 60" wide, but since I had a little bit more than a yard, I was able to make it work. I've never sewn on the bias before, and it felt kind of different to me.

I also whipped up a couple of napkins in my quest for 50!

Anyway, I feel like I'm off to a great start!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: .:dollface:. on January 01, 2010 05:27:52 PM
I've started my list, but I have left some room for school projects...
green = started
green = finished

1. Finish purple cowl  FINISHED! 01/01/10 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3843876#msg3843876
2. Spats
3. Knit arm warmers
4. Slouchy Hat (that fits)
5. 5 knit dishcloths
6. learn how to book bind
7. make paper
8. finish art journal
9. knit lace shawl ?
10. knit intarsia mitts ?
11. star book (gift)
12. 5 printed tshirts
13. knit socks
14. stacked coin quilt
15. embroidered needle book (gift)
16. knit fingerless gloves
17. 5 handspun skeins of yarn (over 150 yards each)
18. draw gasmask
19. spin paper
20. make soap
21. xmas cards into xmas tags (i saw this posted by someone else here, great idea)
22. clean raw fleece
23. learn how to make resin (jewelry?)
24. carve 2 stamps (for paper art)
25. 5 catnip toys
26. embroidered pillow cases
27. 2 loaves of bread
28. set of 6 cards
29. lightbox
30. gollar for 16th C German garb
31. low neck pinafore ?
32. __ embroidery
33. filing
34. shredding
35. knit simple sweater
36. circle skirt (with 2 layers, under layer longer)
37.

 


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 01, 2010 05:45:01 PM
I like the silverware roll!  Wow--lots of people are going full force today!

Did you take a pic of your cowl dollface? Or is there a link to the finished product? :)


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Tanza on January 01, 2010 05:45:47 PM
2 down....make that 3


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: nostephot on January 01, 2010 06:40:10 PM
So today my goal was to organize and craft.... I have all my fabric organized and it looks great... and I started to eval and cut for the ispy quilt that is on my list (see page 9 of this post).  I think I have a lot of fabric to collect but it will be great!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: .:dollface:. on January 01, 2010 07:34:06 PM


Did you take a pic of your cowl dollface? Or is there a link to the finished product? :)

not yet..   :-[


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 01, 2010 08:29:51 PM
I started this on December 30 since I was off from work...I know it is too late for this year, but at least I am ahead for next year! ha ha--I even got a storage thing to put it in so I am ahead in the organization department as well! One down, 49 to go! :)

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=331337.msg3841818#msg3841818


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Ariethine on January 01, 2010 09:30:28 PM
That's a really cool wreath! And I'm anxious to see the cowl you finished too! I like purple a lot...

I made 20 cranes today. 21, technically. But that's my weekly goal. Maybe I'll finish off 10 more for the week, because I'm stuck over with very little crafting supplies at my hands here at my dads. Craft on what you can, where you can.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Britness on January 02, 2010 02:00:15 AM
I'm in...can we include crafts we are making for monthly craftalong or do they have to be just for this craftalong?


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Tulaislinne on January 02, 2010 05:53:36 AM
As with with many others, this list is more of a guideline than anything.  I know that there are loads of birthdays, holidays and celebrations I intend to craft for but haven't figured out yet what to make -- so my list will evolve as the year goes on -- but I think this will be a great way to keep myself on task.  This list was cobbled together from a couple others that I'd begun and some items were inspired by your lists above.

works in progress
not yet begun
finished

- granny-square scarf
- make boots (I can never find boots that fit!  And, um ... no, I've never tried to make boots before.)
- refinish/reassemble my dad's student chair
- finish Danica scarf
- crocheted flower scarf
- hot water bottle cover
- wool dryer balls (from kaz814's list)
- altered puzzle (from nostephot's list)
- refinish old suitcase
- screenprint t-shirts
- finish latch hook (started when I was ... wow ... 10 or so?)
- lunch bag, cutlery roll, cloth napkin for mum
- lavender / rose sachets
- underpants: http://underwear.sew-ing.com/ (http://underwear.sew-ing.com/) (link from Tanza)
- fascinator
- Halloween costume (thank you, Katebug, for the reminder -- I never have a costume ready for Halloween)
- duvet cover for my eiderdown
- fabric hair curlers
- cloth pantyliners
- party dress from a pattern
- cork coasters, trivets
- mend 'broken' clothes (This mightn't seem like a real project to those of you who do this regularly, but I've managed to shove to the back of my closet a large pile of clothes that just needs a bit of attention here and there.  I feel like this is a project for me; I keep adding to this pile without ever managing to take away from it, but when it's done I'll feel like I have a whole new set of clothes.)
- sock & glove animals with all such lonely or worn-beyond-repair items
- fulled somethings (Not terribly specific, I know, but I have some old wool sweaters that have already begun to full, so undoing them for the wool would be difficult.  Plus I just really like the idea of doing this for some reason.)
- resize t-shirts
- Charlie shopping bags
- produce bags
- blackwork sampler
- learn to tat (eventually I'd like to make a collar and cuffs, but given I don't know the first thing about tatting yet, perhaps I might just begin with some basic patterns in bookmark-sized pieces and hang them together, framed on a solid background à la http://www.craftynest.com/2008/07/framed-doilies/ (http://www.craftynest.com/2008/07/framed-doilies/)  ... speaking of which, I'd like to frame and hang my grandmother's doilies)
- fabric fan
- organise craft materials & supplies
- infinity dress
- some amigurumi
- alcohol infusions / homemade hooch in bottles with homemade labels or etched
- bath / spa / relaxation sets: fizz/bombs, scrubby soap pouches, salts, scrubs, eye masks, rice bags
- knit or crocheted shrug (short- or long-sleeved)
- messenger bag
- spats
- Christmas crackers
- furoshiki
- fabric scarf
- housewarming set for brother: tawashi/dishcloths, cloth napkins, swiffer cover, draft dodger, homemade cleaning supplies
- denim quilt for brother ? (brother's bedroom colour scheme has changed)
- eiderdown cover for BF (no longer the BF -- still a friend, though ... but quilting for a former-BF-now-just-a-friend seems a bit much)
- Christmas ornaments for mother
- thrummed socks for mother (I haven't actively looked for a pattern for this, and I haven't passively stumbled upon one either.  I've never made thrummed mittens, so maybe that needs to come first...  My mother asked for some really warm socks.  She has slippers.  And warm socks.  So I'm thinking that the way to make *really* warm socks is to thrum them, no?  This will require further thought.)
- moustache wall art for friend
- knitted moustache finger slips for same friend
- refinish thrifted file cabinet
- refinish bike from curb

Overall goal is to bust through the stash I've been accumulating over the past 20 years.  I'm moving in the next six months, and I'm just not hauling all of this around with me anymore as great, big tubs of potential.

Update 12 Aug 2010: It's been a busy (read: rocky) year, so I'm not as far along as I'd like :<  Hoping for a bit of crafting time in the near future to at least wrap up a few of these projects.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: purple_girl on January 02, 2010 06:03:37 AM
Woop! Im in :D :D
Maybe this will give me more motivation to finish the projects I start ::)
Im not going to include college projects atm
Heres my list so far:

1. Draw everyday. Ok, not sure if this counts really or not, but there are no rules, and i want to improve my drawing by drawing everyday this year (yesterday I drew a picture using stitch, to me this counts! I want to see myself improve my drawing skills! All year!

2. Finish my socks! I started knitting some purple socks last summer, using 2 needles. In progress

3. Make an organiser. I have a plan sketched out, to make a folder, slightly bigger than a4, which can hold my A4 pad of paper for college, my diary, note paper, the to-do-list paper my mum gave me last year and i havent used yet, a few pens, and just random things I need to carry round with me! In progress

4. Make a cushion. I would like at least 1 decorative cushion, for my room, and that I can also take if I go to uni this year.

5. Take some interesting photos. I would like to get some unusual shots, I really like photography, but I dont think I practice it enough!

6. Make a book for my photos. So I can display them nicely, and look at them when I like.

7. Make my magnet board. I have been collecting bottletops for a while now, so now I need to get some resin or something, and set them onto wood, so I can have my own magnetboard! In progress

8. Cookbook. Get/make a notebook, and put my favourite recipes in, to take with me when I leave home, so I hopefully won't go hungry!

9.Have bento more often! Try to make a bento to take with me each day I have lunch at college (3 days a week, normally).All year!

10.Knit a jumper or top. Find a nice pattern, and knit myself a jumper or top I will wear regularly and be proud of!

11.Make a colourful rug for my room. Use scraps, make it warm and cosy!

12. Learn to crochet. For some reason I have tried this several times, and each time was unsuccessful, but this time it wont hopefully.

13.Crochet an amigurami character This is the reason I have wanyed to learn to crochet for so long!

14. Finish my rainbow blanket!! Knitted. It is going to have a stripe of each colour of the rainbow, with a black border. In progress

15.Knitted bird for mum Due by her bday, June!

16.Knitted doggy for dad For bday in november

17.Knitted hat From ravelry pattern

18. Knit jumper From ravelry pattern

19.Knit mittens from ravelry

20. Knit slippers from ravelry

21. Knit tunic also from ravelry!

22. Cross stitch for gran and grampsfor christmas

23. Knit some kind of food bowl for C by august!

24. sew some kid of quilted mat To go under sewing machine, when on desk!



Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: bergman on January 02, 2010 06:57:11 AM
I am interested in this thread I have been eyeing the 2009 one but i came across it too late so this year I am going to do it. I am going to make up my list  today! can wait to get started


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on January 02, 2010 07:04:43 AM
I'm adding "Halloween Costume" to my list as well. Right now I'm thinking Strawberry Shortcake.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on January 02, 2010 08:02:32 AM
I was just thinking that I wanted to join this year - and actually stick to it!!!

Is this the actual 50 projects in a year thread or is it a should we have the thread thread?


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on January 02, 2010 08:33:05 AM
Countdown!!  I'm on my way! Wooo hoooo!!!  29/100

green - in progress
red - finished!!

Here's my list so far...
1.  concrete patio tiles from pizza boxes
2.  set of Christmas placemats
3. set of purple butterfly placemats
4. turkey placemats  http://www.whitesewing.com/PDFs/11_placemat.pdf
5. finish tree skirt #1 that was too countrified and abandoned - uncountrify it.
6. finish tree skirt from hell with all the y seams
7. make snowman quilted wall hanging
8. make tree tree skirt - okay, I know what I'm talking about there - it's a tree skirt and has trees around it.
9.  make a tree table runner for the table with the phone on it.
10. make a kaleidoscope quilt
11. headbands!!
12. design better messenger bag
13. make a wallet
14. use that really big hoop for my embroidery machine - bought it for that big hoop and haven't used it yet!
15. coasters for car cup holders  2/10
16. quilted star xmas ornaments
17. finish sandwich wraps!  1/27
18. Log cabin pine trees wall hanging http://www.freepatterns.com/list.html?cat_id=436 (http://www.freepatterns.com/list.html?cat_id=436)
19. sewing machine cover for my new to me Bailey 15" yay!
20. Clear out the area under the long arm so I can actually set up the Bailey - that counts, right?  2/1  
21. Make a practice quilt with the Pc quilter
22.  Roller Coaster shirt for Collin
23. make 2 star blocks a month for mother's quilt
24. make sunflower quilt wall hanging
25. make frog quilted wall hanging for bathroom
26. another set of coasters 4/28
27. quilted tote bag for Mrs. Davis
28. Set of market bags  4/28
29. black, white & red lap quilt for Mrs. Young
30. quilt on frame the purple & white donation quilt
31. frame quilt the cat and white donation quilt
32. make octopus donation quilt
33. make 8 more fabric grocery bags for self.
34. knitter's/crocheter's tote bag with skein pockets
36. knitter's/crocheter's tote bag with skein pockets (yes, I want 2 more of them!)
37. make quilt frame leaders  2/9
38. make outer space/egyptian double sided quilt for Logan
39. make knights/skulls double sided quilt for Collin
40. make asian/ and who know what else double sided quilt for me
41. feminine product cozy for purse
42. restaurant coupon/receipts clutch for purse
43. machine knit slippers
44. a fabric box...
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=printpage;topic=154750.0;images (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=printpage;topic=154750.0;images)
45. a quilted patchwork basket or two
http://ayumills.blogspot.com/2008/05/tutorial-fabric-basket.html (http://ayumills.blogspot.com/2008/05/tutorial-fabric-basket.html)
46. fabric wrapped basket
47. make freezer paper shirt for Logan
48. make freezer paper shirt for Collin
49. make quilted box for David's closet for his wallet and whatnot
50. embroider a tshirt for myself.
51. clutch bag for going out to dinner.
52. sewing machine quilted wall hanging
53. colorful stacked coins quilt
54. This table runner http://quiltbug.com/Free/table-topper.htm (http://quiltbug.com/Free/table-topper.htm)
55. Scooby Do embroidered shirt for Ben
56.  Roller coaster shirt for Logan 2/9
57.  Samarai shirt for Collin
58.  Egyptian Logan tshirt  1/26
59.  Install quilt frame leaders - two man job :(
60.  Roller Coaster sweatshirt for Logan  2/9
61. Garden Paper Pieced wall quilt
62.  genius at work door hanger
63. bookmarks for the boys
64.  paperback book holder for Logan  3/6
64. patch favorite Levis  :'(
65.  Create Amigurumi Tips & Tricks to Sink Your Hook in To for site  4/9
66.  Egyptian bookmark for that grumpy teacher Logan had this year for ACE
67.  tooth fairy pillow for Collin   5/2
67.  OTT swap item  5/8
68. install dead bar 5/7
69.  OTT illegal big extra item 5/8
70.  change purse - zippy wallet
71.  Make friends enemies with snap setter - make snappy pouches.  5/8
72.  

whew! that wasn't that bad... I doubt I'll get to all of those - but I also have crafty work goals as well and they count so they are crafted so maybe I'll actually get to some of that long list...
My work crafty goals...
1. stuffed animal #3 for Caron 1/1
2. finish stuffed animal #4 for Caron 1/5
3. finish stuffed animal #5 for Caron 1/18
4. stuffed animal #6 for Caron 2/22
4. baby blanket #1 for Caron1/10
6. baby blanket #2 for Caron 2/22
7.  baby blanket #3  2/14
8.  baby blanket #4- doggie  4/22
9. Remake blanket #2 for Caron - rush job  4/1
10.  Remake stuffed animal #1 have no idea what # it was - rush job  4/1

Website designs
Mar - 2 designs for website -Inkopus the Octopus & Bubbles the Jellyfish  3/28
Apr - 3 designs for website -
    1....Mama Owl
   2.  baby owl
     2.  Mama Frog
May - 2 designs for website
June - 2 designs for website
Jul - 2 designs for website - Christmas
Aug - 2 designs for website - Halloween
Sept - 2 designs for website -
Oct - 2 designs for website
Nov - 2 designs for website
Dec - 2 designs for website

Designs for book(let)
#1 fairy - designed.  Need remake in right yarn
#2 girl desinged - need remake in right yarn



That's 26 crafty work projects too - and for my own site I am going to promise myself 2 per month but I want to do more like 4....  whew!  What else can I add to the lists???!! I know I will add more.  I am going to be such an overachiever this year!!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: brynnegrl on January 02, 2010 08:40:07 AM
I can't wait to learn to sew-everyone has such great sewing projects oon their lists. Yesterday at JoAnnes I was lusting after some gorgeous cottons!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 02, 2010 09:03:27 AM
My unofficial list keeps getting bigger because I see stuff on all of the other lists that I want to do!!  This should be called the "AT LEAST 50 projects list" ha ha--we have 364 days to go ladies! ha ha


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: dharma_rebel on January 02, 2010 09:43:47 AM
I'm adding "Halloween Costume" to my list as well. Right now I'm thinking Strawberry Shortcake.

That's such a fun costume. I've made it enough times for myself, that I finally kept the apron and the hat, rather than make them again. I think my fave part is wearing green and white striped tights, though.  ;D Now, if only I could get (like another craftster posted one year) the boyfriend to be Huckleberry Finn, and make the baby Apple Dumpling. I did make the dog a costume so that she could be the cat (forget the cat's name) but that was before child.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: lilmissdangerous on January 02, 2010 10:05:50 AM
I'm in! I'm more of spontaneous crafter, and don't plan things well, so hopefully this will help with that.  :P

Finished:
1.Longies
Link Here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332778.msg3843211#msg3843211)
2.Stenciled NES shirt

3.Amigurumi Snake


4.Amber/antiqued copper earrings

5.18 scrabble tile necklaces with my sisters original artwork
6.36 magnets from same artwork (not all of them pictured, and the bottom row isn't her artwork, they were my test ones)

7.18 magnets with high school logo
8.18 magnets with friends artwork
9.ABC magnets

10.Atticus' birth announcements
11.car seat sized rag quilt

12.Grandmas rag quilt
Link Here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=341316.0)
13. Pillowcase bag and Matching Wallet
posted here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3967994#msg3967994)
14. Pillowcase bag from Martha Stewart
posted in same post as above (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3967994#msg3967994)
15. Polka dot iPod case
16. John Deere Rag Quilt
posted here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=342202.0)
17. Recovered Kneeler
 posted picture here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3992188#msg3992188)
18. John Deere green bed
 posted in the John Deere craftalong (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=343188.msg3992184#msg3992184)

In Progress
-John Deere afghan (crocheted) I might frog this, don't really like how it is turning out.
-Altered book for hubby
-Recipe cards and box
-Newborn and Small diapers (repairs, inserts)
-"Wool Eater" baby blanket
-Rag quilt for my sisters grad present

Ideas:


-Projects from the book “Tasty Crochet”
-Hat to match project #1
-Booties to match project #1
-Market bags – knit or crocheted
-Dinosaur amigurumi
-Tractor stencil shirt
-Etched glass something
-Jewelry with bullet shells
-Stenciled craft bag
-Headband
-Knitting needle bracelets
-More crocheted Tribbles
-Amigurumi Turtle
-Hat for mom
-sew baby bottle holder
-sew baby blocks
-pants for baby and toddler
-baby soft soled shoes
-2 commissioned iPod cases
-Rasta peace sign button art


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: ageddert on January 02, 2010 10:55:25 AM
I have already started crafting and have made the decision to not add swap items because that would fill up my list too fast! But if my list goes over fifty I guess I should just make the projects tougher..

Ill never tell how much I just spent at joanne's....
but the guilt is killing me!!
lol.

.... I guess I will cheer myself up with some CRAFTING!!! :)

cant wait to get some pictures taken and posted.
Im so glad I found you guys and the craftser site it just makes me smile.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on January 02, 2010 11:00:06 AM
For this round I'm not counting anything I make for swaps. Here is my list so far....

1. Cassette tape change purse
2. Origami star chain, really long to wrap around Christmas tree
3. Magazine pages folded into purse
4. Mario quilt for my son made out of old tees and pjs
5. Capri Sun pouch tote bag
6. Pb & J needle punch tote bag
7. Learn book binding
8. Make Halloween shrine
9. Tree of life pendant with nest in branches
10. Paint nesting dolls
11. Felted Trick-or-Treat bag
12. Try stamp carving
13. Finish decoupage jewelry box
14. Make secret box out of love letters
15. Make a group of side show sock monkeys
16. Acorn light pull for bedroom light
17. Christmas tree card holder
18. Lavender rice bags
19. Refinish metal chairs
20. Knit camo scarf
21. Pop tart soap
22. Freezer paper tee
23. Make bath bombs
24. Brown and aqua braided rug out of old tees
25. Camper paint brush holder
26. Rupunzel scarf
27. Learn embroidery stitches
28. Do at least 10 spreads in altered journal
29. Finish my son's scrapbooks
30. Clean, organize, decorate craft room
31. Make Hula-hoop loom
32. Organize my first swap ( Prob Tim Burton in April)
33. Fuse/perler beads

Well that's what I have so far, I WILL finish these items this year!  ;D



Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: pinokeeo on January 02, 2010 11:18:41 AM
Craftydeb, I can't wait to see that kaleidoscope quilt.

And, alwaysinmyroom, I agree this should be at least 50 projects.  I've seen a few lists already go over the top.

For mine, I just keep adding to my original list.  I'm wondering if I have enough energy to finish all of these lofty goals for myself.  Today I'm working on my rag rug.  Hoping to finish it today, or at least by tomorrow.  I'll post when I'm done.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on January 02, 2010 11:21:23 AM
hahaha - I am an over the top person I know!  I have many wishes to do things - and hopefully if I give myself a goal of 100 I'll actually finish 50 lol.

I still need to check to see if I have enough of that reindeer fabric to make you a tree skirt pinokeeo!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: silk81 on January 02, 2010 11:22:39 AM
OMG! This thread grows so fast I doubt that I'm able to follow every post.

Here are my projects so far:

1. Earflap Hat for my son
2. Mei Tai Baby Carrier
3. Tote bag for office days
4. Matching laptop sleeve
5+6. Matching filofax/ dayplanner cover
7. Formal dress
8. "Kasia" skirt from Burdastyle
9. Matching "Eva" jacket
10. Fairy tale linocuts for my dad
(I don't know if I should count them as one or several projects. There will be about ten and I guess each one takes a lot of time.)
11. Some kind of folder or box to keep them in.
12. A picture frame
13. Christmas placemats
14. Christmas ornaments


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: pookiemccool on January 02, 2010 11:27:35 AM
I'm adding "Halloween Costume" to my list as well. Right now I'm thinking Strawberry Shortcake.

I love Strawberry Shortcake.. well if you are talking about the original anyways not the teenager with the floppy hat.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: seampoints on January 02, 2010 11:29:58 AM
I don't have as much time for crafting the things I want to craft at the moment.  

I'm making lots of stuff but am doing a degree in Ceramics so its all clay and other (fun) crafts have gone on the back burner.

I don't want to overwealm myself so I'm going to keep it realistic and not too ambitious this year. I will keep adding through out the year though, but for now..

1. Sew an apron
Its getting embarassing I'm the only ceramics student who doesn't have an apron and I come home on the train covered in clay and plaster
2. Learn to knit
...Finally! and knit one item of clothing that I actually like, fills a hole in my wardrobe and can wear a lot which isn't a scarf
3. Spare bedroom into craft room in progess
4. Make a skirt from my stash
Out of the lovely heavy grey jersey.
5. Summer Sundress
6. Replace some of my cloth pads. Looking tired now, make perhaps 5 more
7. Bag just for fun sew on machine
8. 8 seasonal runners
for my great grandmothers chest of drawers. (started)
9. For ****sake FINISH the Forge! Biiiig project and maybe a two man job. WOuld love to do some ceramic/forged piece this year
10. Last years holiday scrapbook
11. Bunny stuffy from kit I got given at Christmas from my brother>DONE 7th Jan
12. Origami seacreatures Still not had a go! from kit I got given last year from my brother!
13. Pin cushion
14. Re cover my mums old sewing box red polka
15. Take part in a Swap
16. Cushion for new sofa big buttons
17. Curtains for craft room


WIPS (I don't know if I want to finish)

White satin corset with silk painted fusia lillies
Tropical dress mark II
Ceramic christmas ornaments (just need glazing)



Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: pinokeeo on January 02, 2010 11:33:38 AM
hahaha - I am an over the top person I know!  I have many wishes to do things - and hopefully if I give myself a goal of 100 I'll actually finish 50 lol.

I still need to check to see if I have enough of that reindeer fabric to make you a tree skirt pinokeeo!

Ooooo.  I hope you do.  I fell in love with that tree skirt.  IYP 15 is up, so maybe....


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Disco Queen Highness on January 02, 2010 12:01:50 PM
OK, I'm in.  I've got a ton of stuff planned but haven't made an official list yet.  It'll be a few days before I get to it, but I will.  I suppose the list doesn't count as crafting, what if I doodle my heart out on it while I'm thinking? ;D


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: mizgrace77 on January 02, 2010 12:54:20 PM
Yes. I have been a craftster member for a while but the whole thing overwhelms me so now i can focus on one thing and get it done ;D I am always wanting to be creative and usually just put it off so now I will have a goal which might actually make me stick to my crafting. And if you can post some guidelines about where to post our projects and that stuff that would help me a ton. Thanks


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on January 02, 2010 01:10:49 PM
hahaha - I am an over the top person I know!  I have many wishes to do things - and hopefully if I give myself a goal of 100 I'll actually finish 50 lol.

I still need to check to see if I have enough of that reindeer fabric to make you a tree skirt pinokeeo!

Ooooo.  I hope you do.  I fell in love with that tree skirt.  IYP 15 is up, so maybe....

I am booked solid until after the end of February.  I'll have to see when the iyp is due before I commit - and make sure I can get enough sections out of that fabric.  That was the best reindeer fabric ever!!  I regret not buying every last bit of it lol.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Sera unravled on January 02, 2010 01:13:05 PM
I am totally doing this, I did this last year but I lost track of how many things I've done.  

I don't have a list yet but I know for sure that I have to finnish my cable knit blanket.  I have been working on this blanket for a year and a half.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: teag on January 02, 2010 02:21:58 PM
OKay I have completed two items one from my list and am working on a third

1. seam ripper makeover



2. Covered tape measure


both are components to a larger more involved project


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Disco Queen Highness on January 02, 2010 02:32:14 PM
Hmmm, is it food related?  I love both of your projects.  The spoon threw me because I hadn't scrolled far enough, but I get it now.  I plan on making quite a few covered tape measures this year, just as soon as I find them at a decent price.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: pinokeeo on January 02, 2010 02:34:27 PM
Wow, that was fast.  Very nice.

So, do we post what we do here, or elsewhere and then post a link?

hahaha - I am an over the top person I know!  I have many wishes to do things - and hopefully if I give myself a goal of 100 I'll actually finish 50 lol.

I still need to check to see if I have enough of that reindeer fabric to make you a tree skirt pinokeeo!

Ooooo.  I hope you do.  I fell in love with that tree skirt.  IYP 15 is up, so maybe....

I am booked solid until after the end of February.  I'll have to see when the iyp is due before I commit - and make sure I can get enough sections out of that fabric.  That was the best reindeer fabric ever!!  I regret not buying every last bit of it lol.


Yeah, I thought about that after I posted.  I want to do one for me, one for you, and I don't think I can do both swaps.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Ariethine on January 02, 2010 02:42:43 PM
The only thing I have completed so far is a weeks worth of paper cranes folded. I am stuck here at my dad's for tonight and tomorrow as well, so I really hope I have some considerable work to show you on the seventh. :)

I finished a tiny scarf to match the hat that I made my doll, and I'm going to be making her some sewn clothes once I get back in range of my sewing machine. Gonna have to think of someway to hide her bust, because she's got headlights like a 18 wheeler, and hard plastic breasts don't mold according to clothes. T.T  

I'm almost at thirty cranes now, so I'm trudging happily along in that respect. :) It feels good to get a weeks worth done. Perhaps if that's mostly all I can do here, then I could get so far ahead, I could finish them in HALF a year. (I know that's not very ambitious, but with all of the other stuff, I don't know when I'd really be motivated to do paper folding instead.

But yes, my list is going to be the same. I'm probably going to scrap a few of my original ideas, and just replace them with different ones. :3 But I'm SO anxious to use my new sewing machine. :)


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: dharma_rebel on January 02, 2010 02:57:52 PM
I never thought about covering my seam ripper! What a great idea. Did you use polyclay? I think I'm gonna have to go get some of that stuff, I have another project I want to use it for...


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: ageddert on January 02, 2010 03:10:45 PM
wow. I love the covered tape measure and seam ripper. I cant wait to see what it goes to!

Ariethine- do you have a plan for all of those cranes when your done or are you just going to have a guinness world record sized collection?? lol.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: pookiemccool on January 02, 2010 03:14:20 PM
the seam ripper and tape measure are adorable!

I am more than halfway done with baby project 1 and then have 3 more to go to welcome my boyfriends niece in February. I think that I will post some things in batches since some of the stuff will be going in a set.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: teag on January 02, 2010 03:25:49 PM
Hmmm, is it food related?  I love both of your projects.  The spoon threw me because I hadn't scrolled far enough, but I get it now.  I plan on making quite a few covered tape measures this year, just as soon as I find them at a decent price.
Sort of... they are accessories for the bigger project
I never thought about covering my seam ripper! What a great idea. Did you use polyclay? I think I'm gonna have to go get some of that stuff, I have another project I want to use it for...

I have a hard time gripping those tiny seam rippers, but refuse to pay $5.00 for an ergornomic one, so I thought of creating my own out of one I already have- and yes it is polymer clay and very comfortable to use-


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: darkladymajesta on January 02, 2010 03:34:43 PM
I am planning on doing at least a project a week. Though when school starts I will definitely be posting my projects for that too. Crafting tends to get put on the back burner during the semester. I will also be including swap stuff. But I won't double post, I will put links to the other threads and teaser photos here. So my list for now:

1. Anime/Manga Swap (Will end up being more than one)
2. MiniZine for January
3. Art Journal spreads

There are other projects, and I am sure to find some more as I go along this year :)


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: aedara on January 02, 2010 03:51:40 PM
Cool!  I'm in!  I'm so excited about this, I never catch anything at the right time.  I'm working on my list in a word document as I go along.  So far I'm trying to list down every project I've already got the materials for and have been meaning to do and it's already half my list!  I'm more of a dreamer than a do-er!  I hope this helps me along!

Things I've already got the stuff for, and should therefore be done first:

1. crab apple quilt, red/orange/yellow
2. quilt using the batik fabric from Seattle
3. Washington sky quilt
4. patchwork pumpkin pillow cases
5. sufi pants
6. orange knit hat
7. companion cube
8. mod the green pants
9. mod the khakis
10. the apple dress
11. the eskimo dress
12. tye-dye smocked dress
13. felted knit bowl
14. felted postcards
15. black knit bracelet liner
16. finish knitting the grey sweater
17. finish knitting the blue summer top
18. finish sewing the yellow elephant
19. book of travel photos
20. knit Barbara's winter socks
21. dip dyeing with blue
22. Citron from Knitty in pink laceweight

And yes, I think finishing started things absolutely counts, epecially for me as it would be a miracle!  (I think I've been working on that blue summer top for at least 3 years now)

!23. baby things for my friend - to be decided
24. cross stitch the Roosevelt quote
25. knit Barbara's spring socks
26. striped socks for me
27. Emmeline Apron from Sew Liberated

28. curtains? - Depends on if it seems like we're staying in our current house.

I need to work on some stories I'm writing and some new recipes too, but I'm waffling on including them, maybe just throw them on another post if I think of it.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Casey1201 on January 02, 2010 04:21:52 PM
So I went to Joann's and Hancocks today and actually stuck to exactly what I needed for some of my projects. I was very proud of myself. I got the felt for my tree skirt and the backing for both my mom's and grandma's quilts. I am definitely excited to get started on a few projects before school starts back up on the 11th.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: bergman on January 02, 2010 04:57:21 PM
My list for 2010

I’m getting married this summer so I think a lot of my crafts will be wedding related and I’m sure that I will be adding to the list as well.  O.k. here we go:

1. Finish my table runners for my wedding all 15 of them
2. Center pieces for the wedding (I’m thinking about candles and such)
3. Invitations for the wedding (might need to be put to number one on the priority list)
4. Flower girl dress (have pieces cut out but worried about her growing
(I’m sure I will add to my wedding list for now on to other crafts)
5. Finish my first quilt made out of scraps and continue making quilts
6. Make some felt Christmas decorations
7. Make a couple thread catchers for myself and friends
8. Learn how to knit of double pointed needles properly
9. Make my brother in law a knitted hat
10. Make my fiancé a knitted hat
11. ring bearer pillow
12. apron for me
13. Wedding clutches
14. wedding party gifts
15. christmas scrap quilt
16. matching kitchen towels
17. Net book cover
18. scrapbook for myself
19. make more soap


I am going to keep adding them as I remember  what I wanted to do




Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: playswithneedles on January 02, 2010 05:26:30 PM
I love the food related sewing tools!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: raeraethejetplane on January 02, 2010 05:43:53 PM
Congrats to Sewzie, dharma_rebel, dollface, alwaysinmyroom, purple_girl, and teag for getting a good start on their list. I've spent yesterday recovering from the partying and will be spending today cleaning the apartment I decided to mess up :/
I had some pictures taken of me to help complete one of my drawings which I hope to sit down with soon. Happy crafting!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Missing_Muse on January 02, 2010 05:59:10 PM
y'all are some ambitious folks around here. I hope I can keep up.
This is my list, which may actually add up to about 200, not counting swaps. I have insomnia and too much free time, so:
1) A handbound notebook
2) Book-like Cover for sticky notes
3) Pad/tampon holder
4) Business card holder
5) Placemat, Table Runner, and Napkin set
6) felt “gasmask” balaclava
7) open etsy shop
8) 50 skirts- I know, this sounds insane, but it’s a wish list, right? This is actually all one art project documenting a dubious attempt to get in touch with a feminine side that may not exist…  1 down
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333051.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333051.0)   2/50 (no pics yet- will do when i can)
9) invent 12 new hats
10) participate in at least 2 craft fairs
11) set up web sites for businesses/projects
12) 12 recipes from the Veganomicon
13) quilted bedspread
14) “this is what democracy looks like” bag
15) 15 grocery bags
16) green and blue shibori
17) 365 pages of novel
18) learn crochet
19) firefly dishtowels
20) draw every day- nothing big, just pick up the pencil..
21) paint every day…
22) find a victim for tattooing. (enough fruit has suffered)
23) To-Do list art project (if you hand write your lists, I’d like to have them when you’re finished using the list)
24) learn bead crochet
25) make several sets of earrings
26) ten or fifteen necklaces
27) felt gingerbread house ornaments
28) 3 or 4 new shirts
29) construct 3-D printer
30) new pants
31) streetwear apron
32) book for canzine
33) Make my own laundry soap
34) finish knitted sweater
35) needle roll
36) “The Revolution will be Handmade” t-shirt

This is gonna be fun, and an excellent stash-buster!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 02, 2010 06:28:05 PM
OK, I have almost half a list from a couple projects I didn't get to complete last year, plus a ton more I have had in mind since I found the pattern/fabric/saw it in a magazine/etc.  As much as I would LOVE to do 50 projects JUST for friends and family and myself, I will be putting swap items on this 50 list as I create them and send because I just can't stay away from the swaps!  LOL!

1. Medieval Faire outfit #1 <<almost complete!
2. Medieval Faire outfit #2
3. recon t-shirt skirt
4. button down shirt
5. pajama pants for me
6. pajama pants for wife
7. dashiki for me
8. wallet for a guy friend
9. long maxi halter dress
10. baby quilt for a friend
11. infinity dress
12. patchwork tiered skirt
13. patchwork dress
14. recon corduroy pants with side insets
15. rockabilly cherry dress
16. recon bedsheet top
17. recon bedsheet dress
18. recon bedsheet skirt (I have a LOT of sheets to use! LOL!)
19. pull on shorts
20. bubble tree applique wall hanging for living room


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Ivagrovegirl on January 02, 2010 06:42:50 PM
I am very excited about this  ;D I have always followed these craftalongs but this will be the first one I participate in.

DESTASHING is my main goal this year.


1. A pair of boxers for my dad
2. A pair of pjs for sister
3. A pair of pjs for my Mom
4. A pair of pjs for myself
5. A scrapbook for my Grandma
6. A train quilt for my Grandpa
7. X stitch for my Grandma B.
8. New York scrapbook
9. A lighthouse cross stitch for my uncle
10. Wicked theme project for my aunt
11. pink capri pants for my sister
12. a purse for my mom
13. sewing machine cover
14. t-shirt quilt
16. a purse for me
17. a wallet
18. tea wallet
19. pad wallet
X learn how to knit or crochet - DONE 3/1/2010
21. star trek scarf
22. checkbook cover for my mom
23. curtains for my mom
24. 2 necklaces
25. 2 bracelets
26. make my own underwear
27. Decorate a cake with icing
28. Decorate a cake with fondant
X A dress for me - DONE 4/20/2010
30. a skirt for me
31. a shirt for me
32. sew with knit fabric
33. Apron for my sister
34. apron for my mom
35. 10 cards
36. 2 shopping bags
37. 10 cloth napkins
38. infinity dress
39. 4-H cross stitch project
40. 4-H sewing for fun project
41. 4-H sewing project
42. 1 chariable iten
43. a bible cover
44. library bag
45. college messenger bag
46. To-Do list journal
47. "Decorate your own" calender
48. 4-H Quilting Project
49. Abraham Lincoln quilt
50.4-H crochet project

This list will get me started LOL

Emily


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: ostera15 on January 02, 2010 07:20:36 PM
I love the seam ripper! Great job.

I finished my first project of the year! The guitar straps are done! Here's the link to the post and I think that from now on I'm just going to add the links to my list.
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332763.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332763.0)


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: llisaredd on January 02, 2010 07:58:08 PM
I'm in! :)  I'm not going to include crafts for swaps. I'll be adding to this list as needed and striking out when I complete an item. This is going to serve as a "to do" list for me for the year.

1. clock for my crafting room
2. blanket for dd's room
3. curtain and bedskirt for dd's room
4. blanket for ds's room
5. bishop smocked dress for dd's birthday
6. asian dress for dd
7. go thru knit a day calendar, pick several stitches, knit squares for a blanket. Realistically this will take several years. Maybe I'll just make a pillow.
8. square a month crochet along afghan
9. blouse for myself with fabric from St. Maarten
10. bag for myself from b/w Ann Klein skirt
11. reupholster striped chair
12. headboard for our bed
13. curtains for our room? (don't have the fabric for this so might replace this at some point)
14. hat, scarf, mittens for me
15. decorative boxes for our bedroom
16. wall art for our room - tree like in the catalog I saved
17. woven purse from ribbon from work
18. cleaning apron for me
19. bearcat stuffie or ami for me
20. redfox art for me - painting or woodburning...or both!
21. slippers for ds
22. slippers for dd
23. red wool skirt for me
24. finish afghan I started 3 years ago
25. finish all mending projects - there are enough that I consider this a project in itself!
26. destash project - dress for dd from green floral fabric w/ tatted lace - fall dress
27. destash project - dress for dd from black w/ white dots fabric - winter? or summer?
28. destash project - dress for dd from collection of pink fabrics - patchwork
29. destash project - dress for dd from light blue w/ white dots fabric and blue floral fabric - pattern that includes hat, spring/summer dress
30. destash project - dress for dd from (fill in later after organizing stash again) fabric
31. destash project - dress for dd from (fill in later after organizing stash again) fabric
32. destash project - dress for dd from (fill in later after organizing stash again) fabric
33. destash project - dress for dd from (fill in later after organizing stash again) fabric
34. destash project - baby blanket for future gift from fabric I have already
35. destash project - baby blanket for future gift from fabric I have already
36. destash project - baby blanket for future gift from blue fleece fabric I have already
37. picture frames for our room
38. artwork for our room
39. germinate annual flower seeds - I haven't had annuals for the last 3 years due to the cost and I want some this next year!
40. plant a great garden and take really good care of it
41. can or freeze the fruits of my garden labor
42. Learn to spin: spin the fiber I have sitting on the shelf with the spindle I bought to learn how to spin
43. Either fix green comforter and make it big enough for our bed, OR reconn it into a bedspread (I like this idea best but need the right fabric to add to it)
44. Finish knitting top for dd


... more to come


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Corvus corax on January 02, 2010 08:46:25 PM
I get to cross off one thing!  Well, two, but I haven't posted the second one yet, so you get the first (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332773.0).

If I can just keep up this one-project-a-day thing, I'll have it in the bag by February.  Hah.  Yeah right.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: lilmissdangerous on January 02, 2010 09:32:38 PM
2 projects completed today WOOT!!
#1 - Crochet longies for baby due this month
Link Here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332778.msg3843211#msg3843211)

#2 - Stenciled T-shirt for hubby


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: meggy_doodle on January 02, 2010 09:36:30 PM
I participated in this last year but only got like 5 things done that were on my list D: But this year I have a whole new list and lots more motivation to get stuff done!

1. Make myself a shawl
2. Make teal and lavender cupcakes tote bag
3. Make ice cream sundae tote bag
4. Make myself a scoodie
5. Make myself a sundress
6. Make myself a baking apron
7. Do paint-by-number picture of antique shop
8. Make myself a Tetris tote bag
9. Make myself a bag to take to the pool to carry my towel and sunscreen
10. Make Batman pillow cases for a friend
11. Make appliqued tree wallhanging
12. Make calendar wallhanging
13. Make bubblegum machine tote bag
14. Make "You Complete Me" tetris cross stitch for boyfriend for Valentine's Day
15. Make myself a tampon cozy
16. Make myself a camera case
17. Make myself a lunch bag
18. Make Christmas tree shaped ornaments using homespun fabric
19. Make cross stitched ornaments from kits (6 of them)
20. Make a thread catcher for sewing machine
21. Try using resin to make myself a charm for a necklace
22. Make myself a new make up bag
23. Finish blocks for Harry Potter quilt (35 of them)
24. Make retro flowers apron
25. Spruce up goodwill shelf
26. Make dice wallhanging for boyfriend
27. Make Christmas cupcakes baking apron

It's not yet complete but I'm always getting new ideas so I'm sure I'll add onto it later. I can't wait to get started and see everyone's progress!







Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: greenfaerie on January 02, 2010 09:45:15 PM
I love that classically trained shirt!!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: ageddert on January 02, 2010 10:17:52 PM
I am in LOVE with that money bag. It reminds me of the peice in monopoly me and sister would always fight over.
So, im new at this so I hope I do this right but I want to post what I have done so far!

First, I made my monster laptop cozie inspired by http://blog.betzwhite.com/2008/08/sketchy-maclaptop.html

I gave her a tounge and a throat dangly.

My kitten nutmeg loves her too.


Then, I got monster fever and made a geeky monster bag!
She has a hamburger and hotdog bow which is fabulous!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332898.0

I also finished some stuff for the labyrinth swap I am in which I would love to post but want to keep it a suprise!
well, back to crafting! ;D


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: raeraethejetplane on January 02, 2010 10:37:01 PM
WOAH agedert that stuff is so so awesome!

Corvus, not only was so I impressed with the idea of a money bag but you executed it so well. The fact that you have a pocket that is the perfect place for a flask is making me crush on you. :p

I also wanted to say that I have finished my first item of 2010! Sometimes I fill in in the kitchen at work and work the grill but I can't cook worth a lick at home. I may have mentioned it before but I will be including food on my list when I feel I have mastered a recipe. I made pork sinigang very loosely based on this recipe: http://visualrecipes.com/recipe-details/recipe_id/508/Pork-Sinigang/ My version was even simpler... I've tried many different versions of this recipe and I feel that these ingredients are essential to get the right taste: The whole packet of tamarind soup flavoring (the more sour the better), Onions, and tomato. You can cook it with the meat of your choice. If you are going to use fish I prefer salmon.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: luckdragon on January 03, 2010 01:12:44 AM
Love the monster bags!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: kwiltykate on January 03, 2010 01:29:40 AM
My 50 projects!

1.  Fabric Box - 2/01/10 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=327938)
2.  Frog Quilt - 8/07/10 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=374163)
3.  Knitted Animals - 23/01/10 ZEBRA, LAMB  LINK  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=335136.msg3876406#msg3876406)
4.  Table runner for sister (oriental) - 15/02/10
5.  Easter Basket for niece - 1/04/10  LINK  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3991769#msg3991769)
6.  Crochet hook caddy - 6/01/10 LINK (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3848354#msg3848354)
7.  Cute Handbag for 7yo Daughter -7/04/10 LINK (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3995740#msg3995740)
8.  Amigurumi for DIY Swap - 6/05/10
9.  12 x Quilt Blocks for swap - 26/04/10
10. Crochet Green Tree Frog - 10/05/10 LINK  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg4040026#msg4040026)
11.  3 Potholders for swap
12.  Cupcake Purse - 19/05/10 LINK (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg4054270#msg4054270)
13.  7x "Duff" Beer costumes for Rugby Sevens - 9/03/10 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=342547)
14.  Pink Russian Dolls Quilt - 19/09/10
15.  Bird Tote Bag - 10/05/10 LINK (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg4040026#msg4040026)
16.  Every day bag for ME!! - 15/04/10 LINK (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg4006835#msg4006835)
17.  Butterfly Quilt - 28/05/10 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=371246)
18.  Wall art - 13/09/10
19.  Handbag - 13/09/10
20.  Star Coasters - 13/09/10
21.  Rainbow Scarf - 13/09/10
22.  Crocheted Rainbow Brite - 13/09/10
23.   2 more baby blankets - 13/09/10
24.  Poppet no.2 - 13/09/10
25.  Owl blanket
26.  Collars and Cuffs
27.  Stripey Quilt - 10/10/10
28.  Poppet - 14/06/10
29.  Bunny Blankie - 16/09/10
30.  Cupcakes and Sunbonnets quilt
31.  Owl Quilt - 14/12/10
32.  tag blanket -11/02/10 LINK (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=337739.0)
33.  Chibi Dolls! - 19/12/2010
34.  Teddy Blankie - 27/03/10  LINK  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3991769#msg3991769)
35. Fire Truck Blankets -28/03/10  LINK  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3991769#msg3991769)
36.  Panda baby blanket 5/02/10 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=327936)
37.  Coasters 2 sets done 5/02/10 LINK (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332649.msg3896710#msg3896710)
38.  Donation for Charity - 21/01/10 3x crocheted hats, 1 x knitted baby blanket
39.  Crocheted granny square bag for daughter - 17/02/10 LINK (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3950489#msg3950489)
40.  5 x bears/pandas for swap
41.  Mario Swap Crochet stuff
42.  Doll blankets for neice - 9/03/10 LINK (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3950489#msg3950489)
43.  Amigurumi DIY Kit - with Samples
44.  Christmas Pressie - ipad cover - 09/12/2010
45.  Christmas Pressie - Sister - 19/12/2010
46.  Christmas Pressies - friends kids - 19/12/2010
47.  Christmas Pressie - Niece[/] - 19/12/2010
48.  Futurama Swap items (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=342545) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=342544)
49.  4 x Bookmarks (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=323417)
50.  More knitted toys - 14/04/10 LINK (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg4006835#msg4006835)


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Toxicvixen on January 03, 2010 02:48:57 AM
Great ideas to snag from!  I've started my list, but haven't quite made it to 50 projects yet.  Will keep thinking!

1. Participate in a swap!
2. 10 Ornaments for my tree.
3. Advent calendar.
4. Make 10 bars of random Soap! (MP to start, CP later.)
5. 10 pendants Scrabble Tile or Domino Pendants.
6. Washer Pendants (I can't find the post where I saw these!)
7. Salt scrubs.
8. Family Cookbook.
9. Wreath for Christmas next year. (Maybe a candy one, haven't decided yet)
10. 5 candles.
11. Valentine's Gift for Hubby. (Obvious deadline, completely stumped!)
12. Scrabble tile coasters for my Grandma.
13. Lost Sock Rug (project stolen from Teag's list!)
14. Book safe keepsake box.
15. Floppy Disk office supplies. (pencil cup, notebook)
16. Complete a scrapbook finally!
17. Master the art of sushi making (Or at least make some and hope they are tasty.)
18. Headboard for Bed. (Maybe the book cover one I saw somewhere...)
19. 10 tubes of random flavored Lip Balms.
20. One Warcraft Project of any sort involving my main.
21. Phone book pen caddy - (project stolen from Beccatothemax's list)
22. Astro Turf Coasters for Mom. (Crazed Football Fan)
23. Astro Turf Field rug or runner for Mom. (found at: http://www.chicaandjo.com/2007/12/29/kick-off-the-game-with-a-football-field-rug/)
24. A few Hearthstone Pillows ala: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332268.10
25. A couple choker necklaces for me.
26. Cute phone cozy. (keep losing my phone covers!)
27. Rice bags for family.
28. Fix wine bar. (large gash in wood panel in front)
29. Finish frames.
30. Chalkboard paint something!
31. Bento Boxes for me and DH.
32. Perler sprites for Friends.
33. Two toys for cats.
34. One toy for dog.
35. Coupon Holder.
36. Make guild unified themed item for next Blizzcon. (hats, tabards, not sure yet)
37. 5 geeky clocks for assorted friends.
38. 
 


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: silk81 on January 03, 2010 03:42:45 AM
Just a little update of my list:

1. Earflap Hat for my son
2. Mei Tai Baby Carrier
3. Tote bag for office days
4. Matching laptop sleeve
5+6. Matching filofax/ dayplanner cover
7. Formal dress
8. "Kasia" skirt from Burdastyle
9. Matching "Eva" jacket
10. Fairy tale linocuts for my dad
(I don't know if I should count them as one or several projects. There will be about ten and I guess each one takes a lot of time.)
11. Some kind of folder or box to keep them in.
12. A picture frame
13. Christmas placemats
14. Matching coasters
15. Christmas ornaments
16. MagKnits Rufflette
(I'm glad I saved the pattern before MagKnits was gone)
17. doll clothes for my cousins daughter
18. "I Spy" Bags for some of my friends kids
19. "Laura" dress from BurdaStyle
20. Linocut Christmas cards
21. Add some extra storage space to my craft room
22. A wallet


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: lemonianta on January 03, 2010 03:52:25 AM
Hi everyone! i'm new here but I've been sewing for a few years now. I've just bought myself a knitting book in the Borders UK closing down sale with the intentions of re-learning the skill (I used to knit in primary school when i was about 7 but haven't done anything since!) and this seems like the perfect kick up the backside to get me going.

For my 50 projects I would like to do/make:
1) A quilt 14th January
2) A skirt 11th January
3) An everyday dress
4) A formal dress
5) a knitted jumper
6) A crocheted blanket
7) Some toys for my friends baby (due in 5 weeks!)
8) Learn how to customise a dress pattern
9) Design my own dress pattern...
10)...then make it
11) Make some curtains
12) Make some organizers for my stash (bundled into crappy ikea cardboard boxes at the minute!)
13) Make my own fabric by learning how to screenprint (by BH has the equipment which he has only used once or twice!)
15) Make a new chair cushion for my Ikea Poang chair (it's cream and it shows up all the cat hairs - yuck)
16) Recon at least one item of clothing
17) Recon some old clothes using embroidery
18) complete a cross stitch
19) Make some cushions for my friend and her better half (I have an idea for this already!)
20) Knit/crochet some gloves
21)...and a hat
22) Make some christmas tree ornaments
23) Try one new recipe every week
24) Bake using new and different ingredients Lavender cupcakes made 15th January, iced 16th.
25) Make some new cushion covers for the living room
26) make new chair cushions for the dining room
27) Make a stuffed Dachshund for a friend (she loves them and can't have a dog of her own!) completed 15th January (completed before that but the fruit of my efforts was fairly dire!)
28) Make my BH a new Batman quilt.
29) Make bunting for my friends baby shower (completed! Will upload grainy pics later)
30) Make something to sell!
31) Try sewing with stretch fabrics (my nightmare at the minute!)
32) Present for my mum
33) Housewarming present for my friend
34) make a new apron
35) Make a fancy dress costume
36) Fix all the clothes that are waiting to be fixed! (Mostly zip replacements on 2 dresses and a skirt)
37) Finish my sari dress
38) Make some reusable sandwich wrappers
39) Make a bicycle bag for my new bike (not yet used - do you know how cold it is out there?!)
40) Make some cat beds/toys (the latter is proving more important since the littlest one refuses to go outside and is destroying everything in sight, as well as tormenting the other cat)
41) Dye an item of clothing
42) Make some underwear
43) Make a fascinator
44) Make some Star wars plushies for my BH
45) Make a Valentine's gift for my BH
46) Make some nightdresses with hidden support (these things are so expensive! There has got to be a cheap way of making them)
47) Customise some bathroom towels
48) Make a proper, steel boned corset
49) Make some jewelry
50) Sew some patches on a bag for my BH

Some are smaller than others, here's hoping all are achievable!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: melissanorth on January 03, 2010 04:42:24 AM
Hooo boy...I'd like to join, but if I do 50 in a year it'll be a record for me!

I'lll give it a go...is it ok if some of my list is finishing things I've already started? Mine might be easier projects than some because I'm not that advanced in my experience/skill.

1) Finish making the jeans I half-made- about 3 pairs, the zip/waistband is the tricky bit
2) Finish covering the buttons on a coat (I posted one on here and didn't do any more!)
3) Hem my curtains which I made
4) Make an apron
5) Make kitchen things- oven glove, pad for putting pans on
6) Embroider something
7) Knit with wire and beads
8) Knit a hat
9) Knit gloves/socks
10) Make a laptop case
11) Quilt something
12) Make a batik (did one years ago at school)
13) Fix the pile of clothes with holes/rips in
14) Make a bag, with pockets and lining and compartments
15) Make a top of some description from a pattern
16) Make a top of some sort from the stretch fabric I have
17) Stencil something
18) Make some soap (MP!)
19) Make a fruit pie
20) Make something from polymer clay and actually keep it/be happy with it
21) Use the glass etching spray I bought on some glass!
22) Destash/swap to declutter things I don't like/use
23) Make something for my sensitive, scarred, dry skin and use it!
24) Do some drawings/watercolours of my pets
25) Try making something with resin
26) Make a cuddly toy (American posters would call it a stuffie)
27) Make business cards
28) Sculpt something with papier mache
29) Make bread with sundried tomatoes, cheese etc in it
30) Do some sort of large papercraft project/book with all my ink and stamps and papers

that's all I can think of for now..someone will have to hold me accountable to this list!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: pinokeeo on January 03, 2010 06:39:09 AM
Wow, great projects coming in.  The money bag is awesome, I love the stenciled t-shirt and the monster bag is really cute.  Nice work everybody.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 03, 2010 08:05:31 AM
OK, found that I left a few projects off that were also part of what I wanted to get done last year...but had to craft away at a large amount of head wreaths for the Medieval Faire that ate up the remains of my list for 2009.  I have a full half of a list now for personal and family projects, so if I complete all of them and end up with the other half of my list as swap stuff, I will consider it a successful year :)

1. Medieval Faire outfit #1
2. Medieval Faire outfit #2
3. recon t-shirt skirt
4. button down shirt
5. pajama pants for me
6. pajama pants for wife
7. dashiki for me
8. wallet for a guy friend
9. long maxi halter dress
10. baby quilt for a friend
11. infinity dress
12. patchwork tiered skirt
13. patchwork dress
14. recon corduroy pants with side insets
15. rockabilly cherry dress
16. recon bedsheet top
17. recon bedsheet dress
18. recon bedsheet skirt (I have a LOT of sheets to use! LOL!)
19. pull on shorts
20. bubble tree applique wall hanging for living room
21. sewing machine cover
22. serger cover
23. medieval leather shoes
24. black wool cloak for Medieval Faire (may have to be for next year, as this year's is coming up in only a couple weeks and I am a bit backed up with my oufits I need to do first and foremost :o )
25. appliqued, corduroy messenger bag
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Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: CraftyAggie on January 03, 2010 09:26:20 AM
I have started making my list but I don't have that many things yet. I've got 10 things so far

1. Quilt for Alex
2. Mickey & Walt cross stitch
3. Tigger Cross stitch
4. A scarf for myself
5. A scarf for my sister
6. Scrapbook of my Disney College Program
7. Ornaments for next christmas
8. Pillows for my mom
9. Refurbish an antique mirror
10. Mouse cross stitch kit


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: MidwestManiac on January 03, 2010 09:45:56 AM
I'm so in!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: pinokeeo on January 03, 2010 10:20:58 AM
SapphireMoon, where did you get your pattern for your medieval shoes?  I need to make a pair of shoes for our Renaissance Faire, since I have time to make them this year.  Ours isn't until June.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: tcmatteson on January 03, 2010 10:23:12 AM
Ooh! I'm definately joining in on this one, as I still have to finish making my Christmas presents for 2009! eek!

completed project (these are linked to the projects)

My list as of 23 January:

Completed:
1. Etched shotglasses set for my sister (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3847199#msg3847199)
2. Etched pitcher for my MIL (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334547.0)
3. Fairytale quilt for my grandma (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334286.0)
4. Curtains for the guest bedroom/craft room (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=335295.0)

WIP:
5. Handprint flower quilt for my husband's grandma
6. Crocheted swirl blanket (queen-sized)
7. Set of project bags to hold my in-progress projects and their materials
8. Barn owl embroidered quilt
9. Reversible bag made from an old Airforce flight suit
10. Fabric garlands for tree and balcony
11. Pink, Silver, and Black Rockstar quilt
12. 12-page fabric fat book (1 page per month)

Other projects to be done
13. Etched Super Mario glasses
14. Etched Legend of Zelda glasses
15. Etched Beatles glasses
16. Etched Risk gameboard
17. Etched Narnia chessboard set
18. Pair of boots for me ^_^
19. Leatherworked wallet for my hubby's grandpa
20. felt playfood for my son
21. Beaded fairy godmother wand for MIL to smack her delinquents over the head with ^_-
22. Handprint flower garden mini wallhanging quilt for In-laws
23. Make curtains for the baby's room
24. Start collecting a set of recipes and decorating each card accordingly
25. Mal coat from Firefly for my husband
26. Crocheted Super Mario scarf
27. Place mats for my table (all year round type deal)
28. tie-dyed onesies for friend's baby (due in May)
29. Homemade doggie biscuits
30. Table set to hold jewelry and other projects during craft fairs
31. Participate in a craft fair this year
32. Duct-tape sewing form so I can start designing my own clothes! Link to tute (http://diyfashion.about.com/od/diyfashiontoolkit/ss/Duct_Tape_Dummy.htm)
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49. Start seriously writing down a business plan in preparation to move to the east coast in a couple years
50. I want to make a quarterly care package for deployed soldiers (1 package to send out every four months) filled with handmade goodies like small pillows and blankets and some bought treats, like books and magazines...

Man... this seems like such a lot of projects >_< Especially since I plan on doing swaps throughout the year as well!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: pookiemccool on January 03, 2010 10:47:39 AM
Five down, 45 more to go!

1. bunny blanket buddy
2. newborn hat
3. baby booties
4. baby bib
5. large item for labyrinth swap
6. large item for labyrinth swap
7. medium item for labyrinth swap
8. medium item for MYB swap
9. medium item for MYB swap
10. pittsburgh steeler beanie
11. set of ornaments
12. personalized baby afghan
13. resin knitting needles
14. weiner dog amigurumi
15. choo choo train afghan
16. pittsburgh steeler afghan
17. double knit star scarf
18. fat bottom bag
19. crocheted capelet
20. blue beanie
21. blue scarf
22. knitted socks
23. frou frou sweater
24. knitted gingerbread washcloths
25. gingerbread apron
26. winnie the pooh book
27. frosty the snowman book
28. personalized ornament for bf's niece
29. personalized ornament for bf's nephew
30. altered puzzle
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Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Ariethine on January 03, 2010 11:26:18 AM
Everyone's lists are going so well so far. :3 Makes me feel like I'm not getting much done. But I'll start drilling myself once I get home.  :)

@ageddert - I'm not sure. I was wondering that myself. I wanted to make 1000 of them, because my family is going through a bit of a bad luck spell. But I think after they're done, that I'll donate them to a hospital or cancer ward or something. I had the idea the other day, and you know, it's a lot of help in motivating me to get them done. :)

@Corvus - I LOVE that bag! I made something almost exactly like that for my drama class last year. It was a burlap drawstring sack, with a (plain green) money symbol done on the front. :3 I wish I had taken a picture!! Yours looks better though. The colors kind of clashed on mine, but that's okay, because it was for one five minute production in front of the class. Filled it with crumpled newspaper. My drama teacher wanted to keep it though. :(


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Britness on January 03, 2010 11:28:23 AM
I have started my First Sewing Project of 2010 and my very first clothing project ever. I just started sewing for the first time Dec 31 2009. I am loving it....I did fix a few holes in clothes last few days, but that doesn't really take much skill to count.

1.Ballerina Pink Nightie https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3846467#msg3846467

2: Pink Purse Restored -( I started this Dec 31 2009, but just finished sewing on the pink fur last night) https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332670.msg3841978#msg3841978

3.plushie
4:big black and white abstract on canvas with acrylic  for bedroom
5:headboard makeover
6:aprons
7:dish soap apron
8:night gown restored to cami
9:decoupage wooden spoons
10: donate a craft
11: fleece slippers
12: 12:1 scale shadow box
13: tissue holder for purse
14: learn to crochet
15: things i crochet
16:
17:
18:
19: Yoga pants recon from t-shirt .....https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3852097#msg3852097
20: 2nd PAIR  Yoga pants recon from t-shirt .....https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334324.msg3863739#msg3863739

21:felt a sweater
22: make things from felted sweater
23:
24:Make a tote bag
25: ORGANIZE AND REDESIGN MY CRAFT ROOM! (that gonna take forever)
25: make socks
26:make a new beaded necklace https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333194.msg3848186#msg3848186
27:make a t-shirt 3 tier dress
28:make a maxi DRESS
29: learn to quilt
30: make quilted bag
31:make quilted accessories
32: make new gel eye mask (mine started leaking last night that i had)
33: make skirt out of jeans
34: sew a case for TOMTOM gps
35:make pink fleece wrap
36:make journal
37:paint more
38: create a trash holder for car.
39: a pin cushion like like this one https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=297863.0
40: purse organizer
41: A paint brush pouch for my friend
42: Sewing machine cover
43:shreadable toy for my African Grey
44: Frog towel hoodie for my doghttps://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334108.0
45: Poppet- those are so cute!!!!
46: Ballerina Slippers
47: build a dress form
48:pillow
49: bag to give in swap
50:tea bag large wallet
 :o WOW I  Can't believe i was able to think of so many!!!





Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 03, 2010 12:19:06 PM
Wonderful projects!  love the monster bags!

Also, raerae--I think it is awesome to include food if that is not your usual thing...I actually made Friendship bread and took it to a party where both loaves were gobbled up quickly!!!  I am not known for my cooking skills so I consider that a completed project (but it was not on my list!)

Please remember that we are not suppose to double post, so if you post your item in another category, just do a link.  Only posts pics here if you did not post anywhere else.  Sorry, but as a moderator, I will have to delete double posted pics or hit you with a limbo stick!! :)
Excellent job--are you guys also doing the DESTASH thread?  I was wondering if it was too close to this one to do both?



Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: .:dollface:. on January 03, 2010 12:25:35 PM
my finished cowl!!! the color is off, it's actually purple, not blue, and the pic is bad, but you get the idea  ;)



My List: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3841585#msg3841585 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3841585#msg3841585)


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Britness on January 03, 2010 12:26:37 PM

Please remember that we are not suppose to double post, so if you post your item in another category, just do a link.  Only posts pics here if you did not post anywhere else.  Sorry, but as a moderator, I will have to delete double posted pics or hit you with a limbo stick!! :)
Excellent job--are you guys also doing the DESTASH thread?  I was wondering if it was too close to this one to do both?



do we post link if it is posted in another craftalong, or just the tute?? i also joined de-stash along. Looks like a few other did too


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 03, 2010 12:28:44 PM
gorgeous dollface!!!  thanks for posting! and congrats on a good start this year!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: dharma_rebel on January 03, 2010 12:46:58 PM
Ooooh, I love that cowl. I want one soooo bad. Maybe I should add it to my list...


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: fishstix43 on January 03, 2010 01:04:40 PM
Finished a few, added a few...
1.   Small rug on knitting loom from t-shirt yarn (in progress)
2.   Jean skirt from jeans with ridiculous holes in the crotch
3.   5 resin spoon pendants
4.   Latch hooked bear for niece
5.   Make a necklace to go with pendant from great-grandma
6.   Basketball earrings for pep band

7.   Hearthstone pillow (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332268.0) for the bf
8.   Reconned shirt using old girl scout patches
9.   Recon pink lacy shirt using brown pillowcase fabric
10.   Make a black lacy choker
11.   Fabric hankies to cut down on the ridiculous amount of paper tissues I use
12.   Make 3 pieces using old costume jewelry
13.   Make tote bag from giant purple hand me down sweater
14.   Make homemade mayonnaise and marshmallows
15.   Self designed latch hook using yarn and fabric scraps (just barely started)
16.   Finish Organization XIII costume for bf
17.   Mixed media painting…thing I’ve had in mind for a long time
18.   Fairy cloak (little red riding hood style, but with an awesome velvet or something)

The basketball earrings are absurdly simple, just a few pony beads in my college colors and a couple of basketball beads, but I am pretty proud of my necklace to use with my pendant.  Not too bad for my first foray into multistrand beading.
Both these projects were easy, but this definitely got my butt going on them, where I probably wouldn't have before.  Now I can go dive into some meatier projects....woo!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 03, 2010 01:07:46 PM

Please remember that we are not suppose to double post, so if you post your item in another category, just do a link.  Only posts pics here if you did not post anywhere else.  Sorry, but as a moderator, I will have to delete double posted pics or hit you with a limbo stick!! :)
Excellent job--are you guys also doing the DESTASH thread?  I was wondering if it was too close to this one to do both?



do we post link if it is posted in another craftalong, or just the tute?? i also joined de-stash along. Looks like a few other did too

I think I am going to follow both craftalongs because they are related! You can do both, just do not post pics twice.  For instance, if you have already posted your project in "CROCHET", do not post it here--post the link to the thread you put it in...

Here is the rule and remember, that you help the mods, who can't catch everything, if you report things and also fix your own mistakes by hitting modify.  If you do not know how to link, please read how or else put in a request into the Help Desk.

Don't Post the Same Thing Multiple Times

Don't post the same thing multiple times. Sometimes people have a question and think it may fall under more than one category and post it in several categories. Please pick just one folder and post there so that all the relevant information stays in that one thread.

You guys are doing great!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: pinokeeo on January 03, 2010 01:24:05 PM
Yay!!  My first project finished.  I finished my ragrug that I had started about five years ago.

Here's the link.

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332850.new#new


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 03, 2010 01:27:55 PM
I have always wanted to do one of these!  Yay for you!! Nice colors!!

I bet you are finally glad to get this done!  Good start to your list, pinokeeo!! Keep it up and you will be flying through that list!  :D


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Larinna on January 03, 2010 01:29:11 PM
I'm new on this forum but I'll join you for 50 projects.  SO many things to make for my hubby, my sons and me... ;)


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Britness on January 03, 2010 01:37:16 PM

Please remember that we are not suppose to double post, so if you post your item in another category, just do a link.  Only posts pics here if you did not post anywhere else.  Sorry, but as a moderator, I will have to delete double posted pics or hit you with a limbo stick!! :)
Excellent job--are you guys also doing the DESTASH thread?  I was wondering if it was too close to this one to do both?



do we post link if it is posted in another craftalong, or just the tute?? i also joined de-stash along. Looks like a few other did too

I think I am going to follow both craftalongs because they are related! You can do both, just do not post pics twice.  For instance, if you have already posted your project in "CROCHET", do not post it here--post the link to the thread you put it in...

Here is the rule and remember, that you help the mods, who can't catch everything, if you report things and also fix your own mistakes by hitting modify.  If you do not know how to link, please read how or else put in a request into the Help Desk.

Don't Post the Same Thing Multiple Times

Don't post the same thing multiple times. Sometimes people have a question and think it may fall under more than one category and post it in several categories. Please pick just one folder and post there so that all the relevant information stays in that one thread.

You guys are doing great!


Yea i did Modify mine earlier by taking purse photo off...

One more question...what if i just post photo here then later decide to post Tutorial on another board do i need to delete my photo here?


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: greenfaerie on January 03, 2010 02:05:01 PM
We're about to go to the store to get things for our headboard project! :D  (Only like what, 5 years in the making?) :P

But our March 17th anniversary is approaching, and I'm kinda stuck trying to find a dress pattern for myself.  I considered adapting Butterick 4919 but now I'm kinda thinking of turning Vogue V2979 into a cocktail dress.  I started a thread for the ideas here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332783.msg3843273#msg3843273


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: gorrilla on January 03, 2010 02:49:50 PM
i wil join i am working on a frezer paper stencil right now


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: .:dollface:. on January 03, 2010 03:01:58 PM
Ooooh, I love that cowl. I want one soooo bad. Maybe I should add it to my list...

I'm not big on crochet, but I really enjoyed this project.  Here is the link to the pattern! Enjoy!

http://compulsivecrafter.blogspot.com/2009/08/convertible-cowl-free-pattern.html


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: playswithneedles on January 03, 2010 03:28:35 PM
pinokeeo - nice rug! I have at least one rug on my list too.

greenfaerie - I like the vogue pattern. Also liked alwaysinmyroom's idea of using the top/bodice part and combining it with a slimmer skirt. What length hem were you thinking? What length sleeve? I think ivory and chocolate would be lovely! Purple would be regal!

.:dollface:. - Thanks for the link to that cowl pattern. I have a cowl on my list, but was considering a different pattern. I really like the convertible aspect of yours. I may have to do this one instead. Or both!

I'm loving this thread and group  ;D


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Ariethine on January 03, 2010 03:30:18 PM
Ooh! Thank you SO much for that link.. I love that cowl as well. I think that will have to be one of my 50 projects to do!! The first person who posted the hearthstone pillow on their list also made me remember I was supposed to do that for my bf a LONG LONG time ago.... like... maybe last Christmas? Or two birthdays ago? Nonetheless I forget SO easily. THANK YOU!!!

I am SO loving this group too! <3  :3

:)


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: KLKing on January 03, 2010 04:11:56 PM
I will join this. I am also following the destash thred, But, I may have to buy some stuff from time to time.
I just finished knitting a beanie hat for my Uncle. Finished it last night. Haven't taken pics yet.So, it's project 1.
On my list are:
2)Just started a simple narrow knitted scarf, from same yarn. Fisherman's wool. YUK!
3)Cable Sweater from same yarn YUK! For my Uncle... This is what HE wants!
4) a recon project saving a sari silk skirt from some accidental burns. I'm attaching it to some black pants I chopped off at the hip. Worked on it today... not finished yet. The matching shawl is already finished.Prior to New Year's.
5) A jacket or skirt out of the red learther skins I have.
6)A purse out of the leftover red leather
7)A vest or jacket in some cotton velvet to match a pretty skirt I made already.
8)a bunch of floor pillows for my daughter... out of the stuff I already have
9)Another recon outfit out of blue birdseye men's shirts... There are 4 shirts to use in a 3-piece outfit
10)And, yet another recon outfit, but it was a pale blue silk jumpsuit. I think this is getting some dye treatment.
11)Drapes and valances for the living room. The fabric is sitting here. The drapes are sheer, the valances are a roses pattern. I think I may have to get a solid (not sheer) in the same color for the slider door, for privacy. The vertical blinds are destined to be recycled into other projects.
12)Knit myself a spring sweater(SILK)
13)Bead a ton of jewelry.
14) recon a thrift store cookie tin for my daughter's sewing/tool box.
I worked on this today, 1-5 and yesterday.almost finished.
15) second beanie hat
16&17) 2 dog raincoats for Design_Vigilante
There's more... but this is a starting list.
Item #1... Done This ended up going to my daughter. I'm working on a re-do for the Uncle. It needed to be a bit bigger.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Ariethine on January 03, 2010 04:40:16 PM
I'm really hoping to find myself finishing my first completed item tomorrow sometime. Tonight would be too much to ask of myself... T.T


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: envirocraft on January 03, 2010 05:12:26 PM
I'm unofficially doing the de-stash your stash in conjunction with this, and also using it as an opportunity to finish those half completed projects.  

I've been reading through everyone's lists and getting more and more excited as well as enjoying the ideas I get from everyone else. :)

I'm really not sure how much I'll get done. This is a pretty ambitious list for me.  I'm currently finishing my last semester of electrical engineering and starting to look for an grown up job. lol  Wish me luck! :)


1.Tee-shirt quilt I started it forever ago with old student council tee shirts from high school that I couldn't part with and denim.  It would free up a lot of space if I finished it!

2.Grocery bags  I have 3 that are “silly” that I need to finish, they're quilting material, 2 with cows and one with a cat.  I got the material for free and couldn't conceive of anything else to make with it!

3.Dress for myself – Ideally an infinity dress, I've been wanting to make one forever!  Maybe the Threadbander $10 wedding dress... but not for my wedding, I actually want this dress for someone else's wedding :)

4.Plastic bag bag (aka plarn bag)– started this as a projects at my boyfriend's house as something to keep busy with while watching tv

5.Nintendo DS case – I made one for myself and started making another one, which is mostly finished and
now needs felt on the inside and velcro.

6.Thank you cards (10)

7.Birthday cards (10)

8.Christmas cards (10...to start!)

9.Christmas tree topper – I wasn't able to find a single one this year!!! Apparently that's not cool anymore?!

10.Scrapbook pages (20) Hoping to do 5 pages at a time

11.Curtains or curtain tie backs – something to do with the curtains for my bf's house... which might be mine in the summer too! :P

12.Shadow box for sister's first ballet shoes (Idea stolen from Im Sew Silly's list! It was too great to pass up.  I'd love to see yours finished!)

13.Fleece foot slipper-pillow – I saw one of these at Ikea but ti was for kids.  I totally want one. It's a pillow, but has “slippers” in it.  So cool!!

14.Finish Charging station

15.Book Wreath

16.Revamped hair curlers – I have a bunch of really old foam hair curlers, and I want to put fabric around the foam and keep using the plastic part because as it stands, if I use them, the foam is so old it flakes off into my hair... not cool

17.Bath bomb and massage bar wedding gift – Need to be done by Feb 5!!!

18.Bandana headbands – I have a bunch of white bandanas that need something done with them!

19.Table runner for Adam – I like making stuff for my boyfriend's house, and he likes when I do! lol  I just need him to decide what colors he wants his dining room!

20.Doodle frame – wanted to make some as Christmas gifts, never got around to it

21.Mario Kart Peach something – Adam and I have a “effing Peach!” joke from playing Mario Kart, I want to craft something for it!

22.Lol cat book of love – for valentines day last year I made Adam a book of 52 reasons I heart him, and each one had a corresponding lol cat.  I want to make another one for this year, but on some other kind of card

23.Wooden block desk calendar

24.Magnetic bookmarks (10)

25.Buttercup bags (2)

26.Bath “tea” - little bath mixture in tea-bag form!

27.Wine charms – made with vintage jewellery & ribbons.  I started some 2 years ago...they're somewhere!

28.Shades from mini blinds – I've wanted to do this ever since I read it!

29.Matching jewellery – minimum necklace and earrings.. I don't really wear rings

30.Participate in the monthly craftster swaps (I'm going to count this as one for now, even though it's like 12!!!)

31.Flannel taggie baby crawl quilt

32.Recover/slip cover for rocking chair

33.Throw pillows for couch

34.Glee themed gif for my sister

35.My Mama Made It-style recon... I love her work! (http://mymamamadeit.blogspot.com/)

36.Washer Pendants

37.Geek Gift of some sort (I'm thinking Mario tea towels as a follow up to my FOTCs ones I did for Adam this year)

38.Garden Craftiness – Starting a veggie garden at Adam's this spring and I want to add some fun planters and such like old bed side tables with plants in the drawers

39.Replicate something trendy from Anthropologie

40.Recon clothes
41.  
42.  
43.  
44.  
45.  
46.  
47.  
48.  
49.  
50.Set up an etsy shop????

Well, there it is! I'm pretty proud of myself for reading through all 27 pages here plus making a list!  Maybe I'll even get a project done tonight?!  Not likely. lol


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: lilmissdangerous on January 03, 2010 05:49:07 PM
I'm sorry I double posted. I honestly didn't even realize that I did it. It was late, I'm literally 9 months pregnant, and should have been in bed instead of crafting. I will go fix it now.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Ariethine on January 03, 2010 07:54:29 PM
Take it easy littlemissdangerous! Sleep is VERY important. And as much as we would all like to make otherwise, is more important to get every day than craftster. I'm a bit of a hypocrite in saying that, as I've pulled MANY all nighters to craft instead of sleep when I should, but I'm allowed that luxury, because I'm not pregnant. That's my excuse. ;D

Another challenge to my list to add!! I want to make at least one item out of some items that were not made specifically to craft with. (Read:: I want to recycle some of my crap into something awesome.) ;D

I have been procrastinating all day and playing animal crossing... so I am SO going to get a project done tomorrow. I swear that if I don't, then I do not have enough willpower to finish 50 major projects in 52 weeks, and will drop out of this.
:( This is EXACTLY the behavior that I was trying to stop by starting up this thread this year, and I keep saying tomorrow tomorrow tomorrow. I grant myself one last "tomorrow" and if I don't, then too bad. T.T I feel like I'm being hypocritical by saying that I'm going to get all this done and then... sitting around. ugh...


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: KLKing on January 03, 2010 08:07:36 PM
I have been procrastinating all day and playing animal crossing... so I am SO going to get a project done tomorrow. I swear that if I don't, then I do not have enough willpower to finish 50 major projects in 52 weeks, and will drop out of this.
:( This is EXACTLY the behavior that I was trying to stop by starting up this thread this year, and I keep saying tomorrow tomorrow tomorrow. I grant myself one last "tomorrow" and if I don't, then too bad. T.T I feel like I'm being hypocritical by saying that I'm going to get all this done and then... sitting around. ugh...
Give yourself a break!  The year's only just getting started. And, you're already taking the fun out of it for yourself. And they don't have to be Major projects... Just projects. one hour to 100 hours!  Besides, you probably could get a head start by finishing up some unfinished things that have been hnging around a while. Once you get into something that's got your attention, it's hard to stop. At least that's how it is with me. Somethings just stare at me for months, even years, then suddenly, they're done! I've been getting better at finishing things. partly because I force myself to get things done. That granny blanket I have took 10 years. It stayed up in my brother's rafters in storage for several years. Finally, It was the perfect TV project in a cold house. It finally got finished! That was 4 yrs. ago. So, I'm much better now. Now, I only have a few things staring at me. And they have only been here a short time.
I think I broke that procrastination curse!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Ariethine on January 03, 2010 08:31:00 PM
I'm trying to scare myself into breaking my procrastination curse. T.T If I'm not hard on myself, then I really, truly, honestly, 100% slack. I will sit around and do nothing if I don't scare the crap out of myself.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: greenfaerie on January 03, 2010 08:38:46 PM
I do the same thing. bah. :(


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: luckdragon on January 03, 2010 08:42:29 PM
I tend to be a procrastinator too...lists definitely help!!

First item completed! 
1. Seuss-like scarf for dd (ohiodiygirl, you may recognize this from our seuss swap - my daughter had to have one too ;)  )

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=318665)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=318666)

(sorry for the ghostly dressform - my daughter was draping a "gown" )


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Ariethine on January 03, 2010 08:59:10 PM
NICE. I'm really liking that scarf. I take it the puffs do not stay puffed under pressure? Or could I be wrong?? Either way, that scarf is oh-so-right.  :D


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: pinokeeo on January 03, 2010 09:00:48 PM
I think we all tend to procrastinate a little bit.  That rug that I just finished has been in the works for over five years.  That was my motivation to do some other things this year.  I figured if I could finish that project, I could move on to some other things that I have been putting off.  WooHoo!  I finished that project, and my procrastination curse is done. :D


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: ageddert on January 03, 2010 09:08:54 PM
Sadly, I dont have any current projects to procrastonate on... I have plenty of supplies to make a cute plushie but i need some inspiration.. Not that there is a lack of that on craftser :)

If anybody has a child and would like to do a personal swap I LOVE making personalized stuffies but have to kids to craft for.. So I make myself stuffed toys but I dont think my husband wants to share the bedroom with my evergrowing collection...PM me if you do!  ;)


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Ariethine on January 03, 2010 09:38:43 PM
I didn't put it on my list, but that's another one of my want to do's. Is make myself a plushie. I don't think I have a single plushie made for me, BY me. I really want one. And then I need to make one for my bf. Maybe matching ones. I was thinking kitties.

See?? I'm all talk and no do.... unless I have to, like, for other people.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: pinokeeo on January 03, 2010 10:10:51 PM
So, just pretend that it's for someone else, and then when it's finished, just keep it.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Ariethine on January 03, 2010 10:43:12 PM
>> I don't think that it works that way for yourself... >> I can do that to my brother so he doesn't figure out I'm making something for him... but it's definitely not gonna save me...


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: romancedinthepast on January 03, 2010 11:51:05 PM
A couple days late but I just saw this today.

This is a tentative list of things I'd like to do this year. In 2009 I got 42 major costume-related projects (Costuming is my life) finished, that doesn't include all the other craft related whats-its I did so I think I can do this! I'm looking at this as a chance to use up some serious stash (there's a lot of it) and finally make some of those "psh, I could do that" things that I refuse to buy because I can make it... but never actually getting around to make.

I don't know if I'll get all of these done, but it's a start :D

1.   Finally make my sailor Lolita dress I’ve been wanting to do forever.
2.   Sundress out of this yellow hibiscus fabric from Hawaii that my late grandmother gave me before she died.
3.   A pair of super ornate spats with lacings and trims and all kinds of stuff.
4.   Rasterbate something.
5.   Paint my room and design/paint a mural – even if it’s something small.
6.   18th century corset.
7.   Learn to mod shoes and make a pair of really amazing boots.
8.   High waisted skirt with buttons down front – saw a really cute one in a magazine I’d like to copy.
9.   Ruffle front long sleeve blouse.
10.   Anthropologie style apron with the tiered ruffle skirt
11.   Elizabethan Tall hat to go with my faire costumes
12.   Tudor gown for faire.
13.   Four costumes for dragon*con this year.
14.   Regency Bonnet for our picnic in the spring.
15.   Multistrand a-symmetrical necklace with pearls and chains and I don’t know what else.
16.   Juicy Couture style purse with the huge grommets and sash around the top.
17.   Set of matching 18th century gowns for my BJDs. They sit around on a shelf so they should at least be pretty.
18.   Set of historical style playing cards.
19.   “Craft Room Organizers” from a simplicity pattern I found for my sewing stuff.
20.   20 or more Lolita skirts for the purpose of selling.
21.   Learn to do resin casting so I can make charms for jewelry.
22.   Learn to knit and at least start a Doctor Who scarf.
23.   Dalek Cake like the one on Ace of Cake. (Nearly wet myself when I saw that).
24.   “French Style” memo board for my room.
25.   Use up my box of scrapbooking crap and make a scrapbook of my friends and I.
26.   Re-cover my computer chair with something not ugly.
27.   Bed set with duvet cover and lots and lots of pillows.
28.   Screen print something – either with freezer paper or finally get a YuDu.
29.   Make some ATCs to frame  
30.   Make a skirt or dress with an embroidered design on it, something breezy and cute.
31.   Modern version of a poodle skirt!
32.   Embroider a set of tea towels – either for myself or for someone else.
33.   Curtains!
34.   Finish or alter a least five things in my “needs to be fixed/altered” box.
35.   Set of felt coasters.
36.   Advent Calendar!
37.   Banner/Bunting to hang in my room. They make me happy to look at!
38.   Fleecey stuffed pillow/bed for my dog.
39.   Frilly steel boned corset with matching garter belt and some kind of hat – just because I feel like it.
40.   Repo! The Genetic Opera costume to wear to the shadowcast in Atlanta.
41.   Mod a tank top to have a ruffled lace and chiffon neckline with beads and whatever else.
42.   Sewn “wide band” style halter for my dog.
43.   Cross-stitch book mark like the one I made for the doctor who swap a couple months ago.
44.   Huge photo collage of all the shows/books/fandoms I like to hang on my wall.
45.   Quilt of some sort, haven’t decided what.
46.   Make a really awesome pincushion and travel-bag for my sewing with pockets for everything.
47.   Gym bag
48.   Set of PJs for me
49.   Learn how to make tiny felt dolls like some I saw on flickr.
50.   Some kind of Mobile or hangy thing for above my computer desk.
51.       Vintage-style Housewife


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 04, 2010 06:13:06 AM
I finished a purple scarf that I started last year--this thread is pushing my butt to finish some of the things laying around...but the big thing is: I actually cleaned my sewing/knitting room!!! Nothing like a fresh start to get motivated!  Thanks to everyone for posting such great lists!  I have seen so many things that I forgot about and always wanted to try!

I am not posting a pic of the scarf because it was just a simple diagonal knit scarf made with purple mohair.:)


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 04, 2010 06:19:21 AM
The medieval faire outfits I am working on right now are about 6 years in the making....wait, 7 actually :)  I am almost done with one of part of each outfit.  Found that the overdress pattern ironically is not big enough, though the underdress fits perfectly...and these are pieces from the same pattern ???  So the overdress that does not fit will be for my wife for her outfit and I will just have to modify and make a different one for me.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 04, 2010 06:23:21 AM
I have always wanted to make medieval clothing but I know they are very very detailed and time consuming...I can understand why it would take so long...I probably would get so frustrated...but it would be such an accomplishment!!

Good luck--hope you get it done this year!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 04, 2010 06:34:01 AM
Actually, my outfits are VERY basic, Ionly detailing is some trim around the armholes on the outer dress and lacing on the sleeves and back of the underdress.  I'm using this Burda pattern to make them, number 7977.

http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/patterns/sewingpatterns.pl?patternid=12986

Guess Burda patterns are not sold online, only have the stuff on Burdastyle and that is NOT for any of their store-bought patterns...but I found this on a pattern review site.

The underdress can be worn alone as well, and depending on temperature from year to year, I may end up doing that!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 04, 2010 06:39:56 AM
very nice!!  I guess I was thinking of the one fabric store here that sells yards and yards of velvet for really inexpensive and most of it is sold for our faires...I was thinking of all of the beading and manipulation of fabric, embroidery, etc.  I think I would like to try one with details that incorporate a lot of crafting skills...I saw a dress on the Tudors that I would love to recreate--it was gold and cream with lots of lace, trim, embroidery, beads, OMG--it would take me years to complete probably..*sigh* someday


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: pinokeeo on January 04, 2010 07:02:31 AM
Generally, the only people who would have been wearing velvet would be nobles.  Even the queen's court and ladies-in-waiting wore something else, like tapestried fabrics.

And the costumes are very detailed sometimes.  My partner is a costumer, and I've seen some fine detail come from her sewing machine.  She also does a lot of handstitching to make it authentic.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: luckdragon on January 04, 2010 07:25:20 AM
NICE. I'm really liking that scarf. I take it the puffs do not stay puffed under pressure? Or could I be wrong?? Either way, that scarf is oh-so-right.  :D

Yea, the puffed part is hollow.  And, although it looks like it is a tube, the scarf is actually knitted flat and the increases with the puffed part causes it to turn in on itself like a tube.  Thanks!

The medieval faire outfits I am working on right now are about 6 years in the making....wait, 7 actually :)  I am almost done with one of part of each outfit. 

TheSapphireMoon - is there a good renfest in Fl?  I took my mom to one out here in TX last year and she loved it.  I made her a simple outfit (vest, skirt, blouse) and I know she would love to go to one in FL (she lives there).


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 04, 2010 07:41:59 AM
Generally, the only people who would have been wearing velvet would be nobles.  Even the queen's court and ladies-in-waiting wore something else, like tapestried fabrics.

And the costumes are very detailed sometimes.  My partner is a costumer, and I've seen some fine detail come from her sewing machine.  She also does a lot of handstitching to make it authentic.

Yes, the dress I saw looked like it was tapestry of some sort--damask?  Are the capes velvet?  I know the one lady I talked to said she made capes of velvet...I am sure there is a whole culture out there that is fascinating...but, you have sparked my interest by mentioning making your own costumes...I might have to do a little investigating! ha ha

One more thing for my list....


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Im Sew Silly on January 04, 2010 08:00:08 AM
I have never been to a renfest but goodness i bet it would be so much fun! I would love the dressing up and i have always said i was born in the wrong time lol....

that and i would love to one day attend the labyrinth ball as well....

anyone have any renfest fun pics to share?


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 04, 2010 08:02:47 AM
labyrinth ball--oh goodness--so much to explore!! I am going to look at all of the costumes on here that craftsters have made...I might get inspired to try this


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on January 04, 2010 08:10:18 AM
I worked at the MI Ren Fest for three years when I was 15 - 17. I worked behind the scenes in an apple dumpling booth, to this day I cannot stand the sight/smell of them.  :D It was a lot of fun, hard work too, and I met a lot of cool people. One of my friends has traveled with the Fest and is currently in TX.

On a crafty note, I've almost finished a project, it's pretty simple, should have pics up tonight.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: CoutureCreations on January 04, 2010 08:14:41 AM
I'm so in for this - and on the top of the list was to de-stash...then I visited my MIL and she sent me home with two bags of fat quarters that were already color coordinated!  From Keepsake Quilting none the less!  I couldn't resist!  So...one step backwards!!!  I need to get started on the list and already I'm behind!

These are a few of the items for my list:
1.  Sewing machine cover
2. phlippphlap bag
3. crochet some wash clothes
4. change the LR curtains
5. make a zipper bag for each of the kids to keep treasures in! (3)
6. Get Christmas items made EARLY this year!
7. Make that cute bird potholder that was posted here on Craftster!
8. Make embroidered bookmarks
9.  Fix the tears in my bedspread.
10. Make one apron a month!
11.  Make a plushy
12. Make a menu plan for cooking.
13. Use my crockpot once a week.
14. Trie to make a pair of Ellie tie on slippers.
15. Make warming bags with rice
16.Pocket advent calendar
17. TP holder for spare bathroom.
18  Take more creative pictures with camera...use them!
19. Make some R.O.U.S.'s
20. Try my hand at some leather working.
21. Make a pillow for the couch.
22 Water bottle carriers.
23 Make more sock monkeys!
24 bottle cap earrings
25 look into selling some crafts?
26 Lear to felt wool & use it in a project.
27 Make a "monster" purse!
28 Make a scrap catcher for the sewing machine.
29 A casserole carrier/cozy.
30.  Bread bag.
31 Use my pleater!
32. Washer necklace
33. Keep beading and use up stash.
34. Make a fabric game for traveling.
35. Use up the stuffing in my closet.
36.Make a purse organizer
37. Make a small tote for one book.
38. Re-decoupage the stool in my kitchen.
39. Make beaded keychains and book marks.
40 learn to crochet with the fine twine from my Gram.
41. use up the Plymer clay
42 Make a R/W/B item for the 4th.
43. Make and outfit for the 3 dogs.
44 embellish more of my clothes
45 re-purpose my 'fat' clothes
46 use up my zippers! in bags and totes.
47 Make a ribbon project
48 fix G-ma's sewing machine.
49 Teach kids to sew.
50 Send inchies to house bound aunt...thinking chickens and roosters - her favorite!
Wish me luck!





Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: PixieVal on January 04, 2010 08:22:25 AM
I'm so in for this - and on the top of the list was to de-stash...then I visited my MIL and she sent me home with two bags of fat quarters that were already color coordinated!  From Keepsake Quilting none the less!  I couldn't resist!  So...one step backwards!!!  I need to get started on the list and already I'm behind!

See, I don't count freebies as part of my stuff that I have to destash,  ;) only things I buy. I course, the husband sees things a little different! lol


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on January 04, 2010 08:29:48 AM
Alright, I am BACK IN this year!  I totally failed last year (I got like 30 done or so), but am really dedicated this year to especially a lot of gift crafting - after all, we got a 2 bedroom apartment specifically for all my crafting stuff and for me to craft in, so the husband says I'd better deliver.  Well, no, he adores me completely and would never put it that way, but he gets very enthusiastic when I show him things I'm thinking about doing and he's psyched that all his gifts this year could be handmade (I know, I won the husband jackpot!)

I am working on my list, but I will say that I already have completed two!!  Yay for me!!  Will post pics later after I finish the list to end all lists!   :D


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: hotanjill17 on January 04, 2010 08:54:09 AM
I am new to this site and LOVE the 50 projects idea! So, I am going to join in!! I don't have a list of 50 yet...but I'm working on it! I've borrowed a few ideas from other posters...hope you don't mind!

1.decoupage/paint kitchen table( old newspapers from historic events/checkerboard game...)
2. reupholster 4 chairs
3.make a pretty summer dress for me
4. Make an apron...for me, but will make more if the first one turns out good!
5. Create wooden wall signs
6. design/make a headboard
7. find dressers for kids(2) at thrift store/yard sale to refinsh
8. make reusable grocery bags
9. make PJ pants for me, hubby and kids
10. make a purse...I'm in love with Vera Bradley styles so probably something similar!


That's all I've got for now, but I will post more as they come to me!




Jill


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 04, 2010 09:20:38 AM
I need to make reusable grocery bags!  The ones you can get are pretty plain...are you making the ones that can fold up into a pouch?  I have one I got in Japan that I would love to duplicate but I can't seem to find it--maybe when I clean up more!! ha ha

PJ pants...I need some of those too...

I have not made much of a dent in my stash...I am working on WIPS so the stuff piled up is still piled up--I wonder if I should spend a day just cutting everything out first...has that worked for anyone?  Like cutting out four or five things all in one day then sewing? hmmm?


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: sarahj2001 on January 04, 2010 10:24:44 AM
I keep adding things to my list but here is a good (probably over ambitious) start...

1.  Owl Sweater - http://needled.wordpress.com/2009/01/16/o-w-l-s-the-pattern/
2.  Ear Flap Hat
3.  Family Silhouettes
4.  Thrummed Mittens - http://www.haveayarn.ca/stitch/06_2008_stitch_of_the_month.htm
5.  Peruvian Thread Earrings
6.  Dorodango - http://www.kyokyo-u.ac.jp/youkyou/4/english4.htm
7.  Mary Jane Slippers
8.  Flea market Bag - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332817.0
9.  Bella mitts with flap - http://www.ravelry.com/projects/mariamaria/bellas-mittens-3
10. Wachapreage Shirts for the parents
11. Candy Corn Soap
12. Spoke Sweater - http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter09/PATTspoke.php
13. Prairie Boots - http://www.cocoknits.com/knit/garments/accessories/prairieboots.html
14. Finish 50 States Block Quilt


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 04, 2010 10:28:02 AM
I need to make reusable grocery bags!  The ones you can get are pretty plain...are you making the ones that can fold up into a pouch?  I have one I got in Japan that I would love to duplicate but I can't seem to find it--maybe when I clean up more!! ha ha

PJ pants...I need some of those too...

I have not made much of a dent in my stash...I am working on WIPS so the stuff piled up is still piled up--I wonder if I should spend a day just cutting everything out first...has that worked for anyone?  Like cutting out four or five things all in one day then sewing? hmmm?

YES!  I highly encourage you to cut out all pieces in one sitting, well, as many as your back and hands can stand!  My mother wholeheartedly supports this as well, that way your back hurts that next day, but it's that ONE day instead of several and you have 4-5 or more projects to show for it that you can sew up assembly-line style :)


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: llisaredd on January 04, 2010 11:04:04 AM
I've been adding to my list (on pg 23 if you're curious) as I think of them. I'm up to 44, maybe 45. I'm sure it's going to change here in a bit. I'm goin' in folks! I'm heading into the crafting room to get it reorganized. I just did that 2 weeks ago but with clearing out our bedroom to paint it... well, it got all conflabulated again. Sigh.... So, time to reorganize again and then I'll have a better idea of projects I already have stuff for. Most of my 50 items will also be destash projects :)


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on January 04, 2010 11:18:56 AM
Ok, I finished my first non-swap item of the year! Its a pretty simple one, a paint brush holder. I also added a few things to my list.

1. Cassette tape change purse
2. Origami star chain, really long to wrap around Christmas tree
3. Magazine pages folded into purse
4. Mario quilt for my son made out of old tees and pjs
5. Capri Sun pouch tote bag
6. Pb & J needle punch tote bag
7. Learn book binding
8. Make Halloween shrine
9. Tree of life pendant with nest in branches
10. Paint nesting dolls
11. Felted Trick-or-Treat bag
12. Try stamp carving
13. Finish decoupage jewelry box
14. Make secret box out of love letters
15. Make a group of side show sock monkeys
16. Acorn light pull for bedroom light
17. Christmas tree card holder
18. Lavender rice bags
19. Refinish metal chairs
20. Knit camo scarf
21. Pop tart soap
22. Freezer paper tee
23. Make bath bombs
24. Brown and aqua braided rug out of old tees
25. Camper Paint Brush Holder



26. Rupunzel scarf
27. Learn embroidery stitches
28. Do at least 10 spreads in altered journal
29. Finish my son's scrapbooks
30. Clean, organize, decorate craft room
31. Make Hula-hoop loom
32. Organize my first swap ( Prob Tim Burton in April)
33. Fuse/perler beads
34. Try candle making
35. Make curtains for bedroom
36. Make goldfish in a bag soap


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: DontCallMeCupcake on January 04, 2010 11:31:07 AM
What a perfect way to start out on Craftster.  I've been a long time lurker on this site, but I'm totally inspired to do this challenge.  Am excited...

1.    Hoodie -for the daughter
2.    Purse and wallet for daughter (duct tape?)
3.    Move my studio from the laundry room to the poker room (sorry fellas) FINISHED
4.    Make myself a 50's inspired dress from the tattooed girl fabric I've been hoarding
5.    Learn to knit (I LOVE you Gerilyn!) -then make a cabled purse
6.    Make myself a purse without a pattern -figure it out
7.    Make 3 hello kitty purses (Amanda and Michelle and the daughter)
8.    Make myself 10 skirts -am a total skirt girl
9.    Make myself 10 dresses -am a total dress girl too                
10.  Paint something on that canvas that I've had for 7 or 8 years now
11.  Make the daughter 10 shirts
12.  Make myself a zipper necklace and bracelet
13.  Make GiGi Zoey (the daughter changed her name) and Oliver (my pups) matching sweaters and booties
14.  Organize my fabric stash (ouch)
15.  Modify my corset pattern and make it (for myself and the daughter)
16.  Make a hardware necklace and bracelet set
17.  Learn to make soap
18.  Make Luke that awesome jacket he's been asking me about for over a year now
19.  Take a glass making or blowing class
20.  Make daughter's halloween costume
21.  Make my Halloween costume
22.  Make over that UGLY blue dresser in my bedroom
23.  Make a zombie doll for the daughter  
24.  Make fabric baskets (I'll find a use for them)
25.  Make the daughter handmade slippers
26.  Blow up that amazing picture of the pinup girl for my sewing room
27.  Recover my platform sandals that are too amazing to throw away
28.  Make my own undies
29.  Serger and sewing machine covers
30.  Make a bomber hat for the daughter
31.  Have a "making of the shrunken heads" party with my friends
32.  Make home made kahlua and give away to my amazing friends
33.  Make Jen a patchwork hippie purse
34.  Make Becky that purse out of Joey's vest
35.  Make something out of scraps
36.  Make a necklace out of pearls and chains with a matching bracelet
37.  Make myself a cute little apron
38.  Make a glass jar terrarium for myself
39.  Make something amazing out of men's ties
40.  Felt something.  Purse with flowers?
41.  Make an amazing laptop bag
42.  Make a knotted fleece blanket
43.  Make a something from something from Goodwill
44.  Dye something.  Anything
45.  Decoupage a something
46.  Tutorial for great-grandma's 5 minute peanut butter fudge -drooling
47.  Make hair bows for the daughter (15 sets)
48.  Stencil something
49.  Make a zombie necklace and bracelet set
50.  Make some cool armwarmers and spats


Whew.  That took awhile.  

I know that I can do this.  

Wish me luck  ;D















Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Taniquel on January 04, 2010 11:54:53 AM
I decided to start on a skirt yesterday, pulled out the fabric, went to get the pattern, can't find it. I swear I saw it a few days ago.... I do have other skirt patterns, but I wanted to use this one with this fabric. Maybe I'll use different fabric with a different pattern today. At least I've made some progress on my knitting.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: pinokeeo on January 04, 2010 12:07:14 PM
I also keep adding to my list, which is all the way back on page 5.  At this rate, I'll be farther behind by the end of the year. :D


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: GrindHouseHussy19 on January 04, 2010 12:12:03 PM
I think I'll join this BUT it will be a day or 2 til I can get my list up... gotta think.... but I'm going to be counting any craft that I do for friends, family or swaps. (especially if it's an attempt at a new craft for me  :D) I'll be back shortly!! ;)

-GH


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 04, 2010 02:26:32 PM
oh pinokeeo--I like how you are counting in your signature line--I need to do that! ha ha By the end of 2010 I will probably have my lists for 2011-2020!!! So much fun!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: cosmo_mouse on January 04, 2010 02:44:41 PM
I have no idea of all the 50 projects I want to do, so I think I'll just post as I go along and make things if that's okay.

1. Trial invites for my sister in law's wedding.

I stupidly forgot to take pictures before I gave them to her, but hopefully I should be able to get some later once she's picked a design. She seemed to like them so that's a good sign :)

2. recon pajama bottoms for little man

My husband and I are in the process of having a major clear out of our clothes, I'm not sure if I've seen it in here or just in my head but I kept thinking how well long sleves would work as trouser legs so I chopped up one of my old tops and made him a new pair of pajama bottoms :)

They're not the most perfect, they're hand sewn and are a bit to short at the back but for a first go, I'm pretty happy! Oh and forgive the mismatch thomas top and dodgy 'model pose'  :P he doesn't want to sit still anymore now he can walk





Next on the list is to finish a Rapunzel scarf for me. I made quite a few as gifts for Christmas and never made one for myself.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: teag on January 04, 2010 03:19:17 PM
completed four more projects I am now up to six
1. spoon seam ripper  located here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.200
2.  sandwich cookie tape measure https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.200
3. lemon slice scissor cover https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333018.0
4. sugar cube screwdriver cover https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333018.0
5. tea cup sewing tool organizer https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333018.0
6. teabag thread catcher  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333018.0


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: playswithneedles on January 04, 2010 03:29:30 PM
I also keep adding to my list, which is all the way back on page 5.  At this rate, I'll be farther behind by the end of the year. :D

ha ha, I may end up being like that too!

I'm going to finish my current swap first. And I'm trying to finish a few WIPs. Then I'll get down to business. Some of my goals are ongoing, so I won't be able to cross it off totally, but check it off monthly.

I can't believe how fast this thread grows - since the last time I checked it has grown by 4 or 5 pages!

teag, I love your tool organizer/thread catcher - its ingenious! I'm in the tea/coffee swap and it would be perfect for that!!


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Im Sew Silly on January 04, 2010 03:44:24 PM
yes it is growing so FAST~! but i am having a ball reading whom plans to make what.
Now i forget where i saw it but now i also want to make a terrarium, oh yes, i was inspired to add it by DontCallMeCupCake!  ;D I think my crafting area needs one hehe.
And tonight i plan on getting crafty and knocking out another one or two from my list....which is located on page.....3?  :D
I wish we had a gallery just for this swap that could be used....it would be full of goodies.


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: pookiemccool on January 04, 2010 05:41:34 PM
luckdragon- dd's scarf is very cute, I like the colors together! I have worn my scarf quite a bit, I love the length and it is very warm! I haven't forgotten about you by the way, I am working on something for you currently  ;)


Title: Re: Anyone Interested in 50 Projects 2010?
Post by: Britness on January 04, 2010 05:53:39 PM
Well i have almost made a list of 50, but sadly I have fallen sickly after my nap a few days ago :-\. (first time i have been sick in over a year) So i still need to finish the Nightie list on my link below. I am however getting alot of research and networking done on my laptop. I love my Beanie bottom laptop table my hubby got me for Christmas. also has a slim fan underneath he got me that works awesome..no more hot mouse pad. Thank you to all commenting on my dollhouses, crafts and painting i have been uploading.

LOVE THIS!
This is also great for hand sewing and beading...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 04, 2010 05:58:22 PM
I've changed the topic name, as many of you have probably noticed by now. :) On my bf's laptop, so I was able to modify the post.

I've been out all day, almost since I've woken up, so I haven't gotten any crafting time. I'm planning on completing one of the items I ADDED to my list, but I'm not telling which. I'll post it when I finish!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: dharma_rebel on January 04, 2010 06:06:50 PM
I need a terrarium. I saw this (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32727298&ref=sr_gallery_13&&ga_search_query=stocking+stuffers&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=4&order=date_desc&includes[) on etsy before Christmas and would love to make some for a tree next Christmas.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: MICHELEIGH34 on January 04, 2010 06:52:25 PM
I am in ...working on my list now...this is awesome can't wait to get some ideas and keep my motivation going.  Will post my list as soon as I am done.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Missing_Muse on January 04, 2010 07:08:18 PM
Yay! 1 down, 4 million to go... 
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333051.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333051.0)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: GrindHouseHussy19 on January 04, 2010 07:13:25 PM
Ok... so I think have a good start to my list of projects.... a huge shout out to many craftsters for some inspiration that was added to my list..... a lot of us really think alike!!! :D :D

1. make a cat bed/cozy
2. try making sugar scrubs
3. my stag n' doe tickets
4. my wedding center pieces (for 25 tables)
5. try making scented bubble bath
6. make soap (of any kind and style...never have but interested in trying)
7. polymer clay stitch ripper (the spoon was a FANTASTIC idea)
8. polymer clay USB cover
9. a skirt for me
10. make a zombie stuffie/sock monkey
11. trying making fuse/perler bead coasters
12. kitty hat (anime style outta fleece)
13. a monster purse for me
14. something from resin (been dying to do anything with this stuff!!! lol)
15. 4 pairs of pj bottoms for the BF and me
16. a skull bandana purse for a friend
17. recon and/or paint a pair of shoes
18. make a Wonder Woman costume for Halloween this year (with cape)
19. make a She-ra costume for an up and coming cartooned themed party
20. 5 Christmas stockings for a friend and his family
21. airbrush a Steelers shirt for a friend
22. either make 2 wooden boxes or fabric baskets for my Atari games and for my NES games
23. 3 or 4 aprons
24. 2 True Blood pillowcases for me this time lol (did these in a swap and they almost didn't end up leaving my house hahaha!!)
25. make lip balm
26. spoon pendents
27. print out my wedding invitations
28. recon a cute teddy into a vampire!!
29. yoga pants outta t shirts
30. scrabble pendents
31. stencil and paint onesies

That's what I have so far!!! As I said some of these items will be for swaps and more will be added as they come to mind or are a finished project!!!!! :D :D :D (I might change a few things too.....ya never know.....)

-GH


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on January 04, 2010 07:23:28 PM
Finished project number 2!!


1. Cassette tape change purse
2. Origami star chain, really long to wrap around Christmas tree
3. Magazine pages folded into purse
4. Mario quilt for my son made out of old tees and pjs
5. Capri Sun pouch tote bag
6. Pb & J needle punch tote bag
7. Learn book binding
8. Make Halloween shrine
9. Tree of life pendant with nest in branches
10. Paint nesting dolls
11. Felted Trick-or-Treat bag
12. Try stamp carving
13. Finish decoupage jewelry box
14. Make secret box out of love letters
15. Make a group of side show sock monkeys
16. Acorn light pull for bedroom light



The light pull



Attached to my bedroom light

17. Christmas tree card holder
18. Lavender rice bags
19. Refinish metal chairs
20. Knit camo scarf
21. Pop tart soap
22. Freezer paper tee
23. Make bath bombs
24. Brown and aqua braided rug out of old tees
25. Camper Paint Brush Holder
26. Rupunzel scarf
27. Learn embroidery stitches
28. Do at least 10 spreads in altered journal
29. Finish my son's scrapbooks
30. Clean, organize, decorate craft room
31. Make Hula-hoop loom
32. Organize my first swap ( Prob Tim Burton in April)
33. Fuse/perler beads
34. Try candle making
35. Make curtains for bedroom
36. Make goldfish in a bag soap


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 04, 2010 09:05:47 PM
I finished my third project! A pincushion made from some sort of container. I used an old Irish coffee mug. Excellent tutorial on this thread where I posted!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332477.msg3846436#msg3846436


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: GrindHouseHussy19 on January 04, 2010 09:22:39 PM
So I got one easy project done while sitting here watching tv and putting around craftster......

1. make a cat bed/cozy
2. try making sugar scrubs
3. my stag n' doe tickets
4. my wedding center pieces (for 25 tables)
5. try making scented bubble bath
6. make soap (of any kind and style...never have but interested in trying)
7. polymer clay stitch ripper (the spoon was a FANTASTIC idea)
8. polymer clay USB cover
9. a skirt for me
10. make a zombie stuffie/sock monkey
11. trying making fuse/perler bead coasters
12. kitty hat (anime style outta fleece)
13. a monster purse for me
14. something from resin (been dying to do anything with this stuff!!! lol)
15. 4 pairs of pj bottoms for the BF and me
16. a skull bandana purse for a friend
17. recon and/or paint a pair of shoes
18. make a Wonder Woman costume for Halloween this year (with cape)
19. make a She-ra costume for an up and coming cartooned themed party
20. 5 Christmas stockings for a friend and his family
21. airbrush a Steelers shirt for a friend
22. either make 2 wooden boxes or fabric baskets for my Atari games and for my NES games
23. 3 or 4 aprons
24. 2 True Blood pillowcases for me this time lol (did these in a swap and they almost didn't end up leaving my house hahaha!!)
25. make lip balm
26. spoon pendents
27. print out my wedding invitations
28. recon a cute teddy into a vampire!!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=319010)
29. yoga pants outta t shirts
30. scrabble pendents
31. stencil and paint onesies


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 04, 2010 09:27:35 PM
oh crap--now I will have nightmares when I go to bed :)

I like it!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010 Pic heavy Ballerina Nightie
Post by: Britness on January 04, 2010 09:28:29 PM
I finally finished My pink nightie.-I  cut up Teddy and left just the corset part of it, and added a small skirt to it also added some ribbon ties for straps. It looks so much like a Ballerina Dress. I would like to now make ribbon point ballerina slippers. I use to do Ballet back in the day too.


Here is back the pinned part is all i have left to sew.


it has an dip open back and a bra like fastener for corset i added. I added some pretty ribbon to the bra fastener to make it look prettier and reinforce it.



 I love girlie things like this as you can see from my things i have done so far.





Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 04, 2010 09:40:53 PM
Sexy!!!  What a fun recon! So, you are crafting for a special significant other as well? ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Britness on January 04, 2010 09:48:12 PM
Sexy!!!  What a fun recon! So, you are crafting for a special significant other as well? ;)
Yes, he love the modeling of it. This was my first clothing project. it is so much more comfy than the Teddy it used to be...Once i get a dressform I would love to dispay it on it in my craft room.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: raeraethejetplane on January 04, 2010 10:26:12 PM
This pin cushion is REALLY cool, alwaysinmyroom. BTW, I cut lots of lettuce today and thought of you ;)

I really want to draw today but I don't know what to draw :/


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Tanza on January 04, 2010 11:07:40 PM
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

got it in the right spot this time.....


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Britness on January 04, 2010 11:36:09 PM
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

got it in the right spot this time.....

That is really neat!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: ageddert on January 05, 2010 12:13:09 AM
Teag- I loved that tool set so much I added it to my wists!
I have made some progress to my list and also some changes! Woohoo at this rate, 50 wont be bad at all!
1.Fish Necklace
2.Polymer Clay Jewelry
3.Polymer Clay Buttons
4.Pretty Pins for my Moms Hat
5.Felt Pea Pods inspired by http://blog.betzwhite.com/2007/12/peas-please.html
6.Sweatshirt for my friend Ashleigh
7.Monster Laptop Cozie
8.Etch a Sketch Laptop Cozie (Monster Bag instead)
9.Laptop surface for Dad
10.One eyed one horned flying purple people eater plushie
Instead of a plushie I made a cozie for my Phone!
Her wings:
and when you open it up...

11.Garbage Can made from Garbage
12. My first Altered Jigsaw puzzle
13. Coat Rack
14. Jawbreaker inspired throw pillow
15. Ron burgundy plushie https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332904.0
16. Nintendo DS monster cozie https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333080.0
17. Vampire Bat Phone Cozie for Ash


18.Gifts for Labyrinth Swap ...but they will stay a secret! :)

I am so glad for all of the inspiration from this thread. It has been so helpful!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: gavagai on January 05, 2010 04:48:12 AM
I like this thread. I think I will try to make a list of my own as well, but it's a bit difficult. I usually don't plan my projects beforehand, they kind of just happen.  :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: nirauan on January 05, 2010 05:28:23 AM
i feel like im surrounded by over achievers, its the 5th of the month and i havent even finished one project,  - i'm taking small comfort in the fact that i currently have three projects on the go, sigh


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 05, 2010 06:02:17 AM
So glad you posted here ;) !

and thanks raerae--not about the lettuce part, though...:)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: MICHELEIGH34 on January 05, 2010 06:51:58 AM
I am in
here is my list so far
1.  thread catcher
2. skeleton gloves
3.  3 poppets as gifts for daughters
4. peace stmbol lunch box
5. felt food stash for xmas gifts
6. flying spaghetti monster xmas ornaments
7.  etch a sketch laptop cozy
8.  top hat head band
9. knit a sweater (better yet learn to knit)
10. knitting needle organizer
11. make own panties out of t shirts
12. quilled eggs
13. cardboard coffins
14. mario mushrooms end tables
15. cthulhu plushie
16.  flying spaghetti monster plushie
17.  quilled tree for xmas
18.  sewing labels for projects

there is surely more to come once more inspiration hits.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pinokeeo on January 05, 2010 07:08:35 AM
Quilled eggs?  I can't wait to see those.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 05, 2010 07:21:44 AM
aww britness!! frogger dogger is so cute with his towel!  I should have added pet items to my list! (maybe the next 50!)

I also love the monster phone cozy and the bat is just plain cute!!  nice job so far...very inspiring and motivating thread--like a competition with yourself! ha

ha ha pinokeeo--I asked myself the same question...quilled anything sounds intriguing to me! and, uhm, cardboard coffins?? wowie


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: princessacademy on January 05, 2010 07:27:48 AM
Oooh I'm so joining this!
I have my list started, I'll post what I have later :-)
I'm enjoying reading all your lists!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 05, 2010 08:23:57 AM
Started a project list at work when I was thinking crafty...and many of the items did not make it onto my list here.  Looks like I may get more than half of my 50 this year from personal projects after all!

1. Medieval Faire outfit #1
2. Medieval Faire outfit #2
3. recon t-shirt skirt
4. button down shirt
5. pajama pants for me
6. pajama pants for wife
7. dashiki for me
8. wallet for a guy friend
9. long maxi halter dress
10. baby quilt for a friend
11. infinity dress
12. patchwork tiered skirt
13. patchwork dress
14. recon corduroy pants with side insets
15. rockabilly cherry dress
16. recon bedsheet top
17. recon bedsheet dress
18. recon bedsheet skirt (I have a LOT of sheets to use! LOL!)
19. pull on shorts
20. bubble tree applique wall hanging for living room
21. sewing machine cover
22. serger cover
23. medieval leather shoes
24. black wool cloak for Medieval Faire (may have to be for next year, as this year's is coming up in only a couple weeks   )
25. appliqued, corduroy messenger bag
26. set of MATCHING reusable shopping bags - at least 6
27. duffle bag (possibly Amy Butler Weekender?)
28. set of 6 season-generic placemats for our dining table
29. gauze pants and tunic outfit for the beach
30. long sleeve top from
31. purse (unsure on style/size)
32. purse (unsure on style/size)
33. sundress (unsure on style/size)
34. sundress (unsure on style/size)
35.
36.
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Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 05, 2010 08:30:08 AM
All these projects are GREAT! I really love that coffee mug pincushion! And I adore that grey skirt! (Although you'd NEVER see MY butt in one of those). I love ruffles, but it looks like a straight skirt... I do NOT look good in straight skirts. O.o Ever. I finished my first project yesterday!! But I'm not telling what it is till I get pics up... which may take a few, because I'm not completely sure where my camera is.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 05, 2010 08:59:58 AM
and be sure to give us your crane count!!  I come here to see how you are doing on that!

My mom made 50 cranes out of dollar bills for me on my 50th birthday...it was awesome because it came in a fairly large box---I can't even envision 1000 of them!!  You go ariethine!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 05, 2010 09:04:48 AM
 :) Thanks a lot for the support Alwaysinmyroom! I'm definitely gonna need it. :3  I numbered each crane so I hope that I can figure out how many I've done easily.. >> So long as I find the last crane that I made anyways!!  :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 05, 2010 09:10:07 AM
oh--good idea!! Mathematically, you have to do about 20 a week, so I am going to keep bugging you to meet your goal! ha ha


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: dharma_rebel on January 05, 2010 09:11:23 AM
i feel like im surrounded by over achievers, its the 5th of the month and i havent even finished one project,  - i'm taking small comfort in the fact that i currently have three projects on the go, sigh

3 WIPS is HUGE, nirauan! I don't know about anyone else, but with my busy lifestyle, I have to strike while the iron is hot, so to speak. For example, on January 1 my brother took my daughter to visit our folks for 12 hours. 12 HOURS!!! What does one do for 12 hours when they are sick and their kid is gone? Well, I tried to relax on the couch, but that lasted all of, about 3 minutes. I finished 3 projects (and managed to work 4 hours) that day! My advice is to do something crafty, anything, every day. Gluing some stuff together counts, cutting fabric counts, folding a piece of paper counts. It doesn't matter WHAT you do, so long as you do something to keep the projects moving and the creative juices flowing.

and be sure to give us your crane count!!  I come here to see how you are doing on that!

My mom made 50 cranes out of dollar bills for me on my 50th birthday...it was awesome because it came in a fairly large box---I can't even envision 1000 of them!!  You go ariethine!



What a great idea! Now I'm trying to think of someone who has a good mile-stone birthday to do something like that. With my budget, I'm gonna have to find a 5 year old! LOL


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: PixieVal on January 05, 2010 09:12:14 AM

My mom made 50 cranes out of dollar bills for me on my 50th birthday...it was awesome because it came in a fairly large box---I can't even envision 1000 of them!!  You go ariethine!


What a great idea!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 05, 2010 09:13:34 AM
It was great because I used them to tip all of the waiters and waitresses when I went out to eat...:)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: gavagai on January 05, 2010 09:14:38 AM
I am in
here is my list so far
1.  thread catcher
2. skeleton gloves
3.  3 poppets as gifts for daughters
4. peace stmbol lunch box
5. felt food stash for xmas gifts
6. flying spaghetti monster xmas ornaments
7.  etch a sketch laptop cozy
8.  top hat head band
9. knit a sweater (better yet learn to knit)
10. knitting needle organizer
11. make own panties out of t shirts
12. quilled eggs
13. cardboard coffins
14. mario mushrooms end tables
15. cthulhu plushie
16.  flying spaghetti monster plushie
17.  quilled tree for xmas
18.  sewing labels for projects

there is surely more to come once more inspiration hits.


I love the flying spaghetti monster! Do you have a pattern to make the plushie or how are you planning do make it?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: ageddert on January 05, 2010 10:46:46 AM
Wow. That Birthday crane idea IS awesome! When I first saw that ariethine was making 1000 cranes I thought it would be cool to learn how to do oragami but didnt know what to use it for. I really would like to try this as a project maybe for my sisters birthday. Totally going on my list! how fun.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pinokeeo on January 05, 2010 11:02:18 AM
For anyone who is interested in making origami from paper money, go to this website.

http://members.cox.net/crandall11/money/

There are step by step instructions for folding money into some interesting things.  I've made the boot, bowtie, butterfly, ring and shirt.

There are also some good links to follow.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Craftsy on January 05, 2010 11:03:38 AM
I finished my first craft project of the year! It makes me want to jump start other things, if only I didn't have so much housework  :P


1. 2 Wrench holders (I have been promising my husband forever!)  (Problem is husband has now requested more   ::)
2. Queens size quilt (First ever  Roll Eyes )
3. 3 eye spy bags
4. 2 fun advent calendars with boxes and at least 12 little toys/ things for each
5. Land rover embroidery
6. 20 cloth napkins (hopefully more!)
7. Rabbit climbing frame
8. Try to make my own rubber stamp
9. Make my nephew a t shirt with applique
10. Bag for MIL
11. 10 or so eaten gingerbread men ornaments.
12.  2 softies for the Toy Society    http://thetoysociety.blogspot.com/
13. 5 cat nip mice
14. 10 fabric storage boxes for around the house.
15. Niece t-shirt with applique/ stencil
16. Attempt my own cloth pads.
17. Camera strap
18. 4 mens wallets
19. Large embroidery for living room (Possibly a tree?)
20. Notebook cover with pencil spaces
21. Camera Strap for brother
22. Messenger bag with camera motif for brother
23. Embroidered love letter for OH for valentines
24. Fish cat bed for my parents newly adopted cat
25. Catnip mice for Cat (Yeh how original)
26.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: princessacademy on January 05, 2010 11:05:54 AM
ok...here's my list so far... :D
1.Scarf using new stitch I've learned (broom stick lace)
2. Baby booties
3. baby blanket for my friend Mel's little boy, due April
4. A baby blanket for my friend Kelly's little boy due March
5. A baby blanket for my friend Jamie's little boy due Feb. (eek!)
6. A baby blanket for my friend Rebecca's little girl due march
7. my son's scrapbook, you know since he's one and all now
8. Pillows for my dd's room
9. Finish the Mother Goose cross stitch blanket I started for a friend's baby shower in Aug.
whoops!
10.Throw pillows for couch
11. giant cuddle afghan for couch (out of stash yarns)
12. Cloth napkins! (we haven't used paper towel in about a year...could use some of these!)
13. try to make t shirt yarn
14. Make rug out of said T shirt yarn!
15. Attempt to make a skirt (more than one if things go well) for myself for church.
16.refinish/redecorate some of the picture frames in the basement into something I (or anyone) would actually use
17. make a winter hat for my sister's boyfriend, he walks 5 miles each way to work in OH and doesn't have a hat!
18. Recon winter coat? It has some holes and is scrubby...but can't afford a new one at present!
19. Make a t-shirt/onesie for my son that says "King of the Wild Things" with a Max crown, or..?
20. A onesie/shirt that says "Brosnan who?" on front and "Cpt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce"as the latter was the inspiration when naming him, but EVERYONE says "007 fans?" or "Like Pierce Brosnan?"


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: tcmatteson on January 05, 2010 11:14:15 AM
So, I just finished my sister's 2009 Xmas present today. It was originally to be an etching, but the etching turned out horribly because my exacto knife is dull and couldn't get all the tiny details... so I ended up using some glass paint in black and white instead...


Here's the original picture I was working with:


I was appealing more to her sense of self in this project. She loves to drink and she loves to take pictures of herself... she's got nearly 1,000 pics up of herself on facebook... The funny thing is, only two pictures could get me a half-way decent stencil made that could actually look like her in the end >_< Not exactly what I had in my head, but I think it'll go over well all the same.

Oh- and this is a set of four. All four look the same.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: bexieboo on January 05, 2010 11:33:27 AM
I've spent the last few days catching up on all the posts in this thread, and I'm so excited to join in!! Yesterday I organised my yarn stash so that I knew what I had to work with...I'm a little afraid to go near my paper and fabric stashes though!

I don't quite have 50 planned out, but I'm always adding things to my list.

1. Gloves for my sister's boyfriend (late xmas gift) *In progress*
2. Gloves for my sister (late xmas gift)
3. Hat for my stepdad (late xmas gift)
4. Sweetheart apron for my best friend (late xmas gift)
5. Fudge/biscuits for my best friend's parents (late xmas gift)
6. A polka-dot doubleknit scarf for me.
7. Courting mittens for me and my sweetie.
8. A blanket made of 12" granny squares - stash buster.
9. A bouquet of coffee filter roses.
10. A Fair Isle hot water bottle cover
11. Learn to make soap
12. Learn to make lip balm.
13. Knit a gingerbread house.
14. Knit 10 ornaments for this year's xmas tree.
15. Make a canary yellow silk/satin top suitable for the office.
16. Make a paperbag or pencil skirt out of my leftover blue silk.


I have a big list of clothes I want to make too, but I want to get all the late presents out of the way before I think about them. Hopefully I can get them all sorted within the next 2 weeks!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Casey1201 on January 05, 2010 11:55:27 AM
So I finished my first item on this list. I have completed a few other craft projects but I didnt have them on my 50 list so I think I am doing pretty weel this year!

22. Coffee theme apron for a swap,




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: PixieVal on January 05, 2010 12:01:28 PM
I love the glass for your sister, very beautiful job! And I love that you're still finishing gifts for 2009- I am too! I had some friends go on leave through the holidays, and I've been frantically now trying to finish up their gifts before they get back!
I really like the coffee apron, my kitchen is a theme mixed between coffee, and wine/grapes. I should make myself one, did you use a pattern?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Casey1201 on January 05, 2010 12:04:22 PM
No I am so horrible with patterns and generally just wing it. I will take the measurements on the other one I make this week and can pm you a mini tute if you want :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: nirauan on January 05, 2010 12:07:11 PM

3 WIPS is HUGE, nirauan! I don't know about anyone else, but with my busy lifestyle, I have to strike while the iron is hot, so to speak. For example, on January 1 my brother took my daughter to visit our folks for 12 hours. 12 HOURS!!! What does one do for 12 hours when they are sick and their kid is gone? Well, I tried to relax on the couch, but that lasted all of, about 3 minutes. I finished 3 projects (and managed to work 4 hours) that day! My advice is to do something crafty, anything, every day. Gluing some stuff together counts, cutting fabric counts, folding a piece of paper counts. It doesn't matter WHAT you do, so long as you do something to keep the projects moving and the creative juices flowing.


I'm doing something everyday, even if its just a tiny little bit of project progress (and one of my WIPs is a knitting project which i suppose i cant expect to be completed in a couple of hours) aggravatingly I'm going to have to re-do today's bit of crafting as i ran out of fabric paint  >:(

 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: PixieVal on January 05, 2010 12:10:41 PM
No I am so horrible with patterns and generally just wing it. I will take the measurements on the other one I make this week and can pm you a mini tute if you want :)
That would be awesome ;D Tutes I can follow, patterns-not so much. My mom is going to teach me how to use a fabric pattern sometime this winter.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: playswithneedles on January 05, 2010 12:13:07 PM
Britness - I love the pic of your doggy! I have a boston too, aren't they characters?!

Love the coffee apron!

I too try to do at least a little bit every day. I'm primarily working on swap items at the moment. Then I'll move to my WIPs and eventually new and exciting things!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 05, 2010 12:33:21 PM
Love the coffee apron!

I have three aprons on my list...I love making them but do not have one for myself!  I am doing a coffee themed one for me...I have had the fabric for two years!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pinokeeo on January 05, 2010 01:05:54 PM
I also do crafting every day, some for my business, some for swaps when I have one going, and some for me, my grandbabies, or my house.  The only time I'm not crafting is when I'm gardening, and I suppose that's crafting too, in a way. Or when I'm on Craftster. :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 05, 2010 01:31:47 PM
Alright, I got pictures of my first project!! And I am SO unbelievably happy, and so is my boyfriend. It was a gift from him and I went all the way 100% from my stash!! The fleece, the thread, and it took ALL of my stuffing that I was hording here! (I'm not SO happy about that, because I can always use stuffing... T.T  I might just have to go buy some more.... eh...

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333137.0

Please come see and review!!

Project 1 = DONE!!! And cuddly.... very cuddly...  ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 05, 2010 01:35:57 PM
yay for project one! Boyfriend does not look like he will give up the pillow--you might have to make another...#51 on your list? ha


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 05, 2010 01:42:23 PM
Nah. He'll pretty much give me anything I want. I made him a heating pad... and.... he loved it... but it became basically mine anyways. I abducted his ds, his silky boxers that I use like pajama shorts, his other clothes to use as pajamas... he tells me all the time that what's mine is yours... Super sweet, so it makes me want to make him even more presents... I should post the wristwarmer and hat set on craftster that I made him for christmas... and his magic box. (A box covered in a neat fabric that randomly births him gifts when I stay up longer at night than him... >>)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pinokeeo on January 05, 2010 02:02:15 PM
Ooooo.  I want a magic box.  I love getting little surprises.

And I love your pillow.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on January 05, 2010 02:08:06 PM
Whew!  Just finished stuffed animal #4!  Yay!  That is two projects down - sorry... I can't share the pics though.  I will not be holding the copywrite on them and I never leak out the pics of things that I do for other companies ;)
Yeah, I know.. sorry!  I will say that they both came out soooo cute!!!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 05, 2010 02:16:17 PM
What company do you work for??? I'm curious. So you're not able to post pics like... EVER? Even after they get copyright on them? ???  Aww!! I'm going to make my own stuffie soon. That was my third on my list of things to start today! :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: teag on January 05, 2010 02:18:13 PM
tcmatteson love the glass for your sister excellent job!


casey1201 your coffee apron is awesome


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: teag on January 05, 2010 02:22:44 PM
QueenNinjaMonkey your acorn pull is ingenious- I love the way it co-ordinates with the light


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: teag on January 05, 2010 02:28:20 PM


I have not made much of a dent in my stash...I am working on WIPS so the stuff piled up is still piled up--I wonder if I should spend a day just cutting everything out first...has that worked for anyone?  Like cutting out four or five things all in one day then sewing? hmmm?

YES!  I highly encourage you to cut out all pieces in one sitting, well, as many as your back and hands can stand!  My mother wholeheartedly supports this as well, that way your back hurts that next day, but it's that ONE day instead of several and you have 4-5 or more projects to show for it that you can sew up assembly-line style :)

I completely agree with TheSapphireMoon I have done this for years- I have a basket that I layer my projects in - It makes sewing more enjoyable once you get the grunt work done


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: KLKing on January 05, 2010 02:32:16 PM
I finished the beanie hat, there's a picture in the knitalong post I started.
 EDIT:I deleted the hat pic, since it is posted in knitalongs
I'll have pics of the metal box recon soon. I'm just finishing the inside up.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: envirocraft on January 05, 2010 02:37:41 PM
I just bought the felt I need to finish my classic controller ds case that I started eons ago!  YAY! I think I'll do it right now! 

It feels like a cop-out of a project, however, it would sit unfinished for another few years if it didn't make my list!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: bexieboo on January 05, 2010 02:50:59 PM
Envirocraft, that doesn't sound like a cop-out to me at all. I think finally finishing WIPs is a fantastic thing to tick off the list, cuz then you're fresh to start 20 million new projects :P (I'm sure that's not just me!).


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: ostera15 on January 05, 2010 02:56:21 PM
I really need to start checking this thread more then once a day. I'm so far behind everytime I log in!

Great job on the pincushion, I love that you used coffee beans instead of marbles, it seems fitting!

Everyone is on a roll, lots of neat projects so far, I can't wait to see what the rest of the year brings!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: luckdragon on January 05, 2010 03:22:12 PM
I agree...this thread just moves along so fast!  And the projects posted so far are great!
I love the gray ruffled skirt and the tea-glass pincusion!

ohiodiygirl - you really didn't have to craft anything extra, but I can't wait to see what it is!  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Gomerriffic on January 05, 2010 04:08:37 PM
I almost have my list complete! My hubby decided to work it out for me, about 4 things a month. Gee thanks lol

Here's what I have so far:
50 Projects in a year
1. Socks for Son
2. Beret for Daughter
3. Socks for hubby
5. Socks for me
6-8. Dresses for daughter
9-11 Dresses for me
12. Design at least 3 key pieces of clothing for spring/summer
13. Washcloths
14. Embroider blanket I have had forever
15. Embroider Christmas table cloth
16. Embroider matching napkins
17. Log Cabin blanket made from scraps/left over yarns/acrylics
18. Sew together lapghans for Senior home
19. Swiffer covers
20. Bella’s quilt
21. Paper pieced Christmas quilt
22. Shipwreck shawl
23. Kiri Shawl
24. Spin 10 skeins of yarn (at least 100 yards each)
25. Kanzashi flower broaches and hair clips
26. Learn resin casting and make some pendants
27. Use up some of my fabric for a simple quilt
28. Coca Cola rag quilt
29. Wow Hearthstone pillows, I've seen too many not to make one!<3


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on January 05, 2010 04:33:00 PM
What company do you work for??? I'm curious. So you're not able to post pics like... EVER? Even after they get copyright on them? ???  Aww!! I'm going to make my own stuffie soon. That was my third on my list of things to start today! :)

I freelance for Caron and I try to keep the projects I make for them on the low... until they are in print - then I get to post pics and all... but for now I get to look at them lovingly wondering when and where they'll end up in print :D

Two of the projects I have to do in February will be going to Herschner's I believe - the other 6 I have no clue until either I'm told or I see it in print ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Britness on January 05, 2010 04:54:08 PM
Britness - I love the pic of your doggy! I have a boston too, aren't they characters?!


Oh thank you..yes they are a hoot and a half! He is my little baby....Don't know where we would be w/o him...as I speak the Hubby is getting on him ...lol Its always something with those guys...does yours sleep under the covers too?

Oh and that Coffee Apron IS tooo cute I hope I get that in a swap!!!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: kmichele_craftyfae on January 05, 2010 05:47:54 PM
I'm so excited! I finally was able to put my linen closet shelves up all by myself. I even used the table saw to cut the shelves. And now since all the shelves are up and painted, I can finally make my linen closet curtain that is number 5 on my list. Now to dig through my fabric to see if I have some that will work.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on January 05, 2010 05:58:54 PM
QueenNinjaMonkey your acorn pull is ingenious- I love the way it co-ordinates with the light

Thank you, it was such a simple project but I've been putting it off for over a year!  :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: ragdoll193 on January 05, 2010 06:15:15 PM
I tried doing this last year, but forgot to actually track my progress!
this year, I have a list of stuff to make already that i can just cross off :) I don't think I actually made it last year ::)

so far I have:
1.   Blanket for Gram
2.   (4)Tea wallets for: me, FH's mom, FH, my aunt
3.   felted wool hat (knit OR crochet)
4.   FH’s scarf
5.   Hat to match FH scarf
6.   Scarf to match purple crochet cloche
7.   snowflake ornaments/garland (10+)
8.   KNIT SOCKS

and of course with the immense inspiration from Craftster, and the show replies to your posts section, I will keep up!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 05, 2010 06:52:47 PM
I think for my next two projects, I will steal from other people's lists. I want to make at least one tea wallet, but probably no more than three, and I want to crochet a cotton dishcloth. And both of those items completely from stash as well. :)

I really want to find a pincushion pattern that I am absolutely going to be in love with.... does anyone know any good ones?

Oh, and I got more stuffing today! I got a 10lb bulk pack!! It was $20, and my mom gave me 15 to pay me back (unnecessarily, I might add,) because the bank was deducting 5 dollars a MONTH from my SAVINGS account. (She was LIVID) 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: craftypuppymom on January 05, 2010 07:03:05 PM
I'm one of those people who will be adding to the list as the year progresses......and as creativity strikes me :)
So far this is my list....
1) Make socks for swap
2) Make scarf out of glitter yarn
3) Make another pair of socks
4) Make a top or something out of sugar cane yarn
5) Make a purse personalized for me (pockets for everything under the sun)
6) Finish Soul of the Rose Cross-Stitch pattern
7) Finish sweater that I've been post-poning finishing for 2 years
8) Finish scrapbook
9) Make a mini accordion scrapbook
10) Make a matchbox shrine

Now I just really have to get started on it :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pookiemccool on January 05, 2010 07:07:29 PM
I totally agree, this thread moves pretty quickly I got 4 pages behind just today, lol

luckdragon- I know but there was something else that I wanted to do anyway but didn't want to go to far over the points.. I will let you know when it is ready to be mailed  ;)

in crafty news I have had a very productive week, I am proud of myself. I am getting a head start on my list because I have a few afghans to make and they will take a few months each to complete.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 05, 2010 07:38:33 PM
ariethine--there are TONS of pincushion ideas here--I know there were several swaps--use the tag function and you will be able to see tons of pinchusions--I bet you can find one you want to make!

I agree that this is a great place to motivate you to finish those WIPS!  Also a great place to steal borrow ideas!!!  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: playswithneedles on January 05, 2010 07:54:30 PM
Quote
Oh thank you..yes they are a hoot and a half! He is my little baby....Don't know where we would be w/o him...as I speak the Hubby is getting on him ...lol Its always something with those guys...does yours sleep under the covers too?

Mine is my little baby too. She's 8 (and she's brown and white, instead of black/white) and does sleep under the covers. She eventually works her way up to the top and by morning her little head is poking out of the covers. Snoring away....

I'm not making much progress on my list, but then again I am. I have yet to cross something off the list, but I work on something every day. By the end of the weekend, I may be able to cross some things off. Or at least put a checkmark by the ongoing goals. yay  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 05, 2010 07:59:08 PM
I looked, and then I looked at something I made recently... and then I'm like... that's gonna be my pincushion... so I'll post a link the MOMENT I get done. :D Where does one go about posting a pincushions?? The home sweet home section too??


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: KLKing on January 05, 2010 08:16:57 PM
  I finished the second item today! It wasn't listed as #2, but that list just came off the top of my head anyway. My daughter just got her own studio, and had to leave a lot of stuff behind when we emptied our storage in California. So, she's sort of starting over. AND, she hates sewing! But, being a Mom, I have to nudge her into a little independance.
  So, I told her I was making her a sewing box. But, it's really a box for anything I had duplicates of, meaning a lot of office supplies.
  There is a little mini needlebook/sewing kit, just for those emergency repairs. I'll never get off the hook from doing her real sewing and alterations.
  This box had a company logo painted in the oval center. I used butterfly brads to secure a stiff piece of cardboard thru the lid, and padded and covered and beaded the velvet puff that is now there. It is glued card-board to cardboard, so it would take some real malice to remove.
  The inside was sanded lightly, and felted. I used a second layer of felt, and sewed
elastic bands/loops to hold pencils, markers, etc. Then, it was stitched on with a curved needle to the felt already glued on the lid. I left the top open for a pocket.
I'm really proud of how this turned out.... HERE IT IS!!!




The little needle book has 2 pouches, I used vertical blind plastic to wind up some thread, and made vynil pouches for the thread. There is also a vynil envie sewn to the lower edge for buttons, and to keep needles from dropping down.
Thanks for looking!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 05, 2010 08:21:10 PM
That's beautiful KLKing... I don't understand why she doesn't want to sew, but everybody's different. My cousins don't understand why I want to craft instead of play soccer, but eh. To each her own. :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: KLKing on January 05, 2010 08:26:50 PM
Thanks, Ariethene! She refuses to let me teach her anything ! But she does like to "play" in paint. She's just not into crafts. I sometimes think they gave me the wrong baby? I'm just kidding! My parents are both very creative.... she just got a weird gene. Must be from her dad's side! LOL!
But, she sure knows where to go when her clothes need to be cut down several sizes!
  This was fun to make.
Now, there's those doggie coats I need to get  done.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: kmichele_craftyfae on January 05, 2010 08:32:16 PM
I looked, and then I looked at something I made recently... and then I'm like... that's gonna be my pincushion... so I'll post a link the MOMENT I get done. :D Where does one go about posting a pincushions?? The home sweet home section too??

i posted the pin cushion i made in the miscellaneous section, that was where i found a few other people had made. but i think the home sweet home section would work too. you'd use it to make stuff for the home. but that's just my thinking of course lol.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: KLKing on January 05, 2010 08:35:40 PM
 Or, You could put it in the sewing board, completed projects. or, Just put it here!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: nostephot on January 05, 2010 08:36:14 PM
OK so I got my first project done.... I made a wool messenger bag based on a tute I found a month or so ago.

The link to my project ( I was so proud I started a thread on it to get some critiques.. I am a novice sewer!)
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333190.msg3848137

But here is a pic of the front so you get an idea....
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=319287)


I am thinking of adding buttons on the front but I love it so much right now I am just going to leave it for a bit!
One down 49 to go! :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010 New bead jewelry
Post by: Britness on January 05, 2010 08:47:48 PM
4th project down today. Necklace and matching earrings.

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333194.msg3848186#msg3848186


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: ageddert on January 05, 2010 08:53:34 PM
That neclace is pretty. I really like the striped beads they remind me of zebra print  ;)
I want to make a pin cushion too.. I am not sure what kind of design though..
What company do you work for??? I'm curious. So you're not able to post pics like... EVER? Even after they get copyright on them? ???  Aww!! I'm going to make my own stuffie soon. That was my third on my list of things to start today! :)

I freelance for Caron and I try to keep the projects I make for them on the low... until they are in print - then I get to post pics and all... but for now I get to look at them lovingly wondering when and where they'll end up in print :D

Two of the projects I have to do in February will be going to Herschner's I believe - the other 6 I have no clue until either I'm told or I see it in print ;)
I am curious about this too :) i am not familiar with who you said you worked for but how does someone get a job in crafting? That is my dream job!!
Ahhh, what a wonderful life crafting for a living.

I made some additions to my list so ill post that!

19.dollar cranes for chanti

20.Chanti  bday gift

21. Craftser challenge resuable grocerey bag (finished and so exited to show but cant post until deadline)

22.Decorate light switch Covers

23.Pin cushion

I saw that post to help with money oragami but noticed there were no cranes. Are cranes difficult to make out of the rectangle shape?





Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 05, 2010 08:57:35 PM
I finished my second project!!! An almost identical pincushion/decoration for me!! I loved it so much that I had to have one of my own. Check it out if you're interested! :)

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333193.0

My bf's hand, btw. Not mine. ;)

Now I can go home from anywhere every thirty minutes... >> Or so the notion goes... about how hard it would be able to do it... >> Um... lets not go there. ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: ageddert on January 05, 2010 09:31:45 PM
I love that pincushion!

I want to ask some advice from you all..
I just saw the grocery bag challenge for this month and got really exited. I have been working on it all day and love it. When I got home tonight I did some more browsing online and found that the winner of last years grocery bag challenge had an idea similar enough where it might look like I stole their idea. But all day I was so exited because I thought I had such a great idea :-\  When it comes time for entries what should I do? I am really happy with the results but dont want to be seen as unoriginal.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 05, 2010 09:35:56 PM
I would say do NOT steal it. Be INSPIRED by it, but make it SO much your own that only the inspiration is visible. would you mind directing me to this grocery bag challenge?? I'm curious.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: ageddert on January 05, 2010 09:43:30 PM
Its this months craftser challenge. Resusable grocery bags..
problem is, I already finished my bag before I saw the picture of the winner and I just think it looks similar. The style is different but the material and construction are the same. :-[


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 05, 2010 09:46:21 PM
Ah. I thought you said you abducted the idea. But that's all good. I guess there's really nothing you can do. If people don't believe you, then there's nothing you can do. I believe you, because I've done it before. I made something, and THEN I saw a picture and I didn't want to post it. Hm... I don't know though. Up to you....


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: ageddert on January 05, 2010 09:51:55 PM
yea.. Im just bummed because all day I thought I had a good shot at winning and now I feel like noone will vote for something that is already done.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 05, 2010 09:57:50 PM
Maybe it's just a stepping stone for you. Maybe it was meant to inspire to get your butt up and step it up a notch. Think harder, craft more. You never know!  ;)  You still have time. Make something good out of a suck situation. :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pinokeeo on January 05, 2010 10:04:25 PM
Where did you see a picture of the last winner of this challenge?  I went to that thread and the pics had been deleted.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 05, 2010 10:07:41 PM
I went to the thread too, but then I went to the place that they actually announced the winner, and they had it there.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: ageddert on January 05, 2010 10:30:35 PM
when i take pictures of it, do you mind if i send some to you to get an opinion by another craftser member on weather it is too similar?

I just feel like I need a second opinion before entering it or deciding not to all together..


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 05, 2010 10:42:01 PM
Sure. I'm planning on entering, but I have a WHOLE different idea, so I'm definitely not going to steal yours.  :) Maybe the way I'll see it, it will be totally different from the winning entry anyway. There were a whole lot of grocery bags there that followed along the same lines... a little bit like clones...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: kwiltykate on January 06, 2010 12:38:29 AM
Finished my second item today!  Crochet Hook Holder done, yay for me!

I modified a pattern by 'gourmet crochet' - the original has crocheted flowers, but I didnt want mine so fancy, so I just put on a few flower buttons.







Didnt really take that long, so I might make another for my mum as a pressie :)

Only 48 to go!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: kmichele_craftyfae on January 06, 2010 05:08:07 AM
that is such a cute idea for crochet hooks. my mom has one that my grandma made a long time ago that just all rolls up (honestly it looks so dated lol). i might just have to add this to my long list for when i learn to crochet/knit.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: gavagai on January 06, 2010 05:50:57 AM
Starting a list of things to make even though I only have 2 items on my list so far.  :D

#1 Messenger bag to wear to work. I really need one!
#2 Reusable shopping bag challenge contribution (I have an idea  :D)

...to be continued...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 06, 2010 06:23:22 AM
I absolutely love the redone box and the little sewing kit!!  The detail to the top is fabulous, KLKing!!

Britness--your jewelry is so funky!  I love the beads and I am sure it matches a lot of outfits!

I like the idea of a crocheted crochet needle holder--ha ha--love the colors and the practicality of it, kwittykate!

The messanger bag is really nice and you did a great job for your first bag nostephoto!  I do think it would look very cute with buttons or any kind of creative embellishment--I also like it plain and simple...

ariethine--you are on a roll with your hearthstone theme! Now you have a pincushion that doubles as something you can throw if you get mad! ha ha

I can't believe how much I have used my new pincushion already--I love the handle so I can carry it around or move it easily...

Here is is Day #6 and the projects are just flowing!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 06, 2010 06:30:58 AM
I am nearing completion on 2 of my projects, both medieval faire outfits!  I have one part left on outfit #2, gotta modify the pattern to fit me in the hips before/while I cut, but that shouldn't be hard.  I REALLY wanna get action shots of us in these, but I don't know that I can.  I will at least try to get me in both underdresses, and me with the one overdress that fits over each and just take a pic of the one that does not fit.  Will check in later this afternoon!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 06, 2010 06:48:54 AM
excited to see what you made!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Glamis on January 06, 2010 07:12:07 AM
Oh wow. I am hoping that this could keep me sticking to my projects and maybe help me to bring things to an end.

WIP
done

Here is my incomplete list:
1. crocheted bender (futurama)
2. bunny plushie for brother
3. slayer wallet for friend
4. mushroom wallet for best friend
5. try to make "paper yarn" and maybe make a rug
6. knitted socks blue/turquoise
7. knitted socks rainbow
8. grass pattern jacket
9. faux fur pillows for my bed
10. sloth painting
11. start "Zombie zoo" comic ( I think it is a bit to big project to finish it within a year but I hope it is OK to put it in my list) and make at least minimum 5 pages
12. cat beds for my kitties
13. cat bed for Mum and Dads kittie
14. cat bed for Sis´ kittie
15. undies
16. knitting project bag
17. bleach stenciled T-Shirt (maybe bats)
18. pants
19. sew newsboy style hat
20. monster plushies
21. transform ugly tie-dye shirt bf brought from India
22. kittie beds for sale
23. shrinky earrings
24. make organic marshmellows
25. name pillow for friend
26. learn to make Kanzashi flowers
27. cross stitch a saying
28. a puppet
29. puppet clothes and shoes
30. decorate light switch cover(s)
31. make some kind of mail sortner
32. make candles

SWAPS

1.organise me swap
2. jar of whimsies 7



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: princessacademy on January 06, 2010 07:33:11 AM
I got two things completed to check off!
1.Scarf using new stitch I've learned (broom stick lace)
2. Baby booties http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx329/princessacademy3/Crafts%202010/P1041021-1.jpg
3. baby blanket for my friend Mel's little boy, due April
4. A baby blanket for my friend Kelly's little boy due March
5. A baby blanket for my friend Jamie's little boy due Feb. (eek!)
6. A baby blanket for my friend Rebecca's little girl due march
7. my son's scrapbook, you know since he's one and all now
8. Pillows for my dd's room
9. Finish the Mother Goose cross stitch blanket I started for a friend's baby shower in Aug. whoops!
10.Throw pillows for couch
11. giant cuddle afghan for couch (out of stash yarns)
12. Cloth napkins! (we haven't used paper towel in about a year...could use some of these!)
13. try to make t shirt yarn
14. Make rug out of said T shirt yarn!
15. Attempt to make a skirt (more than one if things go well) for myself for church.
16.refinish/redecorate some of the picture frames in the basement into something I (or anyone) would actually use
17. make a winter hat for my sister's boyfriend, he walks 5 miles each way to work in OH and doesn't have a hat!  http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx329/princessacademy3/Crafts%202010/P1051022.jpg One came out a bit big, and both came out wonky!!
18. Recon winter coat? It has some holes and is scrubby...but can't afford a new one at present!
19. Make a t-shirt/onesie for my son that says "King of the Wild Things" with a Max crown, or..?
20. A onesie/shirt that says "Brosnan who?" on front and "Cpt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce" on the back, as the latter was the inspiration when naming him, but EVERYONE says "007 fans?" or "Like
Pierce Brosnan?"
21.Finish my Autumn wine shawl/wrap/throw
22. Leg warmers


Sorry about the links! I don't have 10 posts yet!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 06, 2010 08:53:10 AM
I'm just totally off my list.  :P  I really need to start sticking to things that ARE on my list, but I am a complete craft switcher! >< I don't know what I'm going to do next (i didn't get anything else done last night because a breaker flipped and after my bf showing me how to fix it... I was feeling unmotivated.

A tea wallet tutorial was featured.... hmmm... :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 06, 2010 08:54:43 AM
ooo--is the hat reconned from a sweater?

ariethine--do what I do--substitute something off your list with what you made!  I am using my list as a guide, but it is not set in stone!  ;D

make your cranes!!!  :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 06, 2010 09:04:30 AM
Yeah, that's what I'm doing too, but I really want to do a lot of those things that ARE on my list...>> But I guess I'm just avoiding them for now.
:D I'm going back to my dad's today so I probably will make more cranes! You weren't kidding when you said you were gonna bug me to get them done, huh? :P I guess I'll just have to get them done quickly then! ;D

Princess academy, getting 10-15 posts on here isn't hard at all. Just go around on the boards that interest you, or that you have skills in, and see what others have done. If you really like it, tell them. Compliment them (but only if you REALLY mean it), give them constructive criticism, and I'm sure most craftster members don't mind you asking a question if you're curious about how it's done. :) 15 posts is easy. Then you start getting into the hundreds!! A quite a few people on here have THOUSANDS of posts.  ::)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 06, 2010 09:25:07 AM
uhm, I just noticed that I reached past 7,000 posts! omg


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 06, 2010 09:27:26 AM
I'm at a few thousand myself :)  Had a PILE of fabric I had to iron before starting on sewing up my last piece of my outfits...it is cut and I'm going to start right now!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pinokeeo on January 06, 2010 09:29:01 AM
And I've topped out over 6000.  Getting posts is easy.  Just talk.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 06, 2010 09:30:41 AM
....as long as it is craft-related ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: DizzerSpinninRound on January 06, 2010 09:58:25 AM
How exciting! Another way to destash my crazy piles of fabric and yarn"^.^" I have so many patterns I have been wanting to try out, and this is just the motivation I need [you would think the overwhelming piles would be motivation, but I just cover them with a sheet and forget about them-Natalie Tran reference...and I really do do that]


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: raeraethejetplane on January 06, 2010 10:25:53 AM
Item 2/50



Finished this in the morning. Wanted to accent the fact that I have two different shaped eyes (and that I was tilting my head) but I went too overboard with the eyes and forgot to tilt the head. :/ It's covered in fixative spray...always put you art away when you are tired before you do something you'll regret. Anyways, C.C. appreciated. :) At least I got my hair color right!

If I post this in the boards I will go back and edit so I don't double post.

Edit: That dang scanner washed out all of the shading on the skin from the nose to the chin. Grr


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 06, 2010 10:42:38 AM
O.o HOLY SH...OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!! SEVEN THOUSAND... O.o WOW YOU GO, ALWAYSINMYROOM!!

And that doesn't look bad raerae. I admit that tilting the head would have made it look a little better. (The placement of the eyes on the face makes it look a bit off.) But other than that, I think it looks really good.

(And I know how the scanner takes stuff away, It ruined a couple of my drawings that I was trying to get on my computer.)

I really like the bleeding paint hair... well, looks like it's bleeding. >>


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: bexieboo on January 06, 2010 10:44:55 AM
ariethine--you are on a roll with your hearthstone theme! Now you have a pincushion that doubles as something you can throw if you get mad! ha ha

Perhaps it's best to do that before putting any pins in it...  ;)

Alwaysinmyroom, congratulations on your anniversary!!

Raeraethejetplane, I love the colour of your hair! The technique you used to paint it looks really interesting too.

I am still midway through my first project of the year (the sister's boyfriend's gloves), but it's going quickly, so they should definitely be finished by the end of the week. I have a couple more things to add to my list :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: raeraethejetplane on January 06, 2010 10:56:18 AM
And that doesn't look bad raerae. I admit that tilting the head would have made it look a little better. (The placement of the eyes on the face makes it look a bit off.) But other than that, I think it looks really good.

(And I know how the scanner takes stuff away, It ruined a couple of my drawings that I was trying to get on my computer.)

I really like the bleeding paint hair... well, looks like it's bleeding. >>

Thank you. :3 And my hair is bleeding... I was washing my hair with my man in the shower and he said I looked like a scene from Carrie. hahah Also, bad scanner bad!

Raeraethejetplane, I love the colour of your hair! The technique you used to paint it looks really interesting too.
This picture was both inspired by my looking in the mirror after a shower and the mad want to try this technique. If you have a deviant art account you can view it here http://3lda.deviantart.com/art/Watercolor-Effects-Tutorial-145826408


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: GrindHouseHussy19 on January 06, 2010 11:13:39 AM
i have started a skirt..... it's gonna be a poodle kitty skirt.... i'm a cat lover so i want a kitty instead of a poodle!! lol

-GH


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 06, 2010 11:21:46 AM
It's so nice to hear someone else say they're a cat lover more than a dog lover. I adore my cats, and it's VERY irritating to hear people say they're not as good as dogs, and to see that they're always the bad guys in the movies. I feel like it's kind of pig headed to say that one pet is better than another. :(  >> Except for fish... they're kind of just there... <<    ;)  Just kidding! I have nothing against fish either.

I MUST do a kitty craft to celebrate this. :) I don't know what... >> and that makes my announcement... a lot less epic... T.T



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 06, 2010 11:29:49 AM
I always like art that captures the essence of a person or a message instead of a realistic capture (why not just photograph it then????)

Love the bleeding hair and the expression...not sure how I feel about the eyes, but I understand because my eyes seem to be off kilter as well...hmmm...I would just say keep on painting...not everyhting is going to be 100% ever!!!

A kitty skirt would be very cute!! I love my cats (and my dogs!)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: melissanorth on January 06, 2010 11:33:39 AM
I love dogs and cats, not much of a fish person except for some koi carp I met once in a nature sanctuary type place- they were lovely and sucked my finger while I stroked them!

I love cats, but I never seem to make animal-related crafts (don't draw much for a start). There seems to be a definite style in shops though, of cat related items- it's either a bit old-fashioned style, or trendy with wirework, and neither is my favourite. I'd like to do something unsual, like maybe a papier-mache cat statue that has hooks on for hanging jewellery. Love knitted and crocheted hats with ears on!

I'm experiencing a crafting malaise, and have done nothing so far from my list...I tried to knit with wire but I couldn't get the wire to behave, and I don't know how to pick up dropped stitches so I gave up.. hmph :-(



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 06, 2010 11:38:19 AM
what gauge wire are you using?  You might want to try the electrical section of the home goods stores...they have the coolest wrapped wires that seem easier to use--unless you are going for the real metal look--if I dropped a stitch, I cheated and used another piece of wire and just connected it to somewhere...with beads and doo-dads on it, no one seemed to notice!!! 

You can do it!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 06, 2010 11:46:17 AM
I was going to try to crochet with wire, but the only wire I have here seems like it's too... stiff?? Where does one go about finding wire to knit and crochet???? I only have 26 gauge... is that good enough????


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: KLKing on January 06, 2010 11:54:09 AM
ooo--is the hat reconned from a sweater?
Are you asking about the brown tweed beenie? If so, no. It's new yarn. Fisherman's wool. I made up the pattern. It's in the knitalong post I started. If not... was there another hat I missed?
  Well, I'm off  to clean up yesterday's mess, and get out that doggie raincoat pattern!TTya later!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: melissanorth on January 06, 2010 12:02:49 PM
Aw, thankyou alwaysinmyroom! I use 28gauge wire, coloured copper plated. I used fairly large needles- what size do other people use? I think the ones I used are a size 6, not sure what measurement that is in, but it's about the thickness of my little finger.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: raeraethejetplane on January 06, 2010 12:08:30 PM
i have started a skirt..... it's gonna be a poodle kitty skirt.... i'm a cat lover so i want a kitty instead of a poodle!! lol

-GH
I can't wait to see it!

Alwaysinmyroom, thanks. I know I am frustrated because I expect things I haven't done in years to come easily to me heh. Also, it's a very reflective time in my life so I am expecting to do lots of self portraits. That and I'm my most available model! I will most definitely keep drawing.

I want to do focus on art more this year.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: saffiertje on January 06, 2010 12:25:15 PM
wow 50 projects... Will think it  over! i do a lot of sewing, scrapbooking.. etc... so 50 will do I think...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 06, 2010 12:44:23 PM
Aw, thankyou alwaysinmyroom! I use 28gauge wire, coloured copper plated. I used fairly large needles- what size do other people use? I think the ones I used are a size 6, not sure what measurement that is in, but it's about the thickness of my little finger.

oh my goodness--I knit a wire and bead collar thing and I used needles about the size of a chopstick!  I will see if I can find the wire tonight when I get home...I love that I could mold and bend it into a shape...it was quite fun to make and I plan on doing bracelets as well.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: GrindHouseHussy19 on January 06, 2010 12:55:59 PM
i have started a skirt..... it's gonna be a poodle kitty skirt.... i'm a cat lover so i want a kitty instead of a poodle!! lol

-GH
I can't wait to see it!


All projects on a halt at the moment.... was fabric painting something for a swap and spilled the bottle of red pint on the green carpet....in the living room!!! Been frantically trying to clean it up!!! :'( But I do have the pieces cut out for the skirt....

It's so nice to hear someone else say they're a cat lover more than a dog lover. I adore my cats, and it's VERY irritating to hear people say they're not as good as dogs, and to see that they're always the bad guys in the movies. I feel like it's kind of pig headed to say that one pet is better than another. :(  >> Except for fish... they're kind of just there... <<    ;)  Just kidding! I have nothing against fish either.

I MUST do a kitty craft to celebrate this. :) I don't know what... >> and that makes my announcement... a lot less epic... T.T

BIG CAT LOVER!!!!  But then I love all my fur babies.... (2 cats, 3 rats and 4 chinchillas)

-GH


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pinokeeo on January 06, 2010 01:31:07 PM
Red paint on green carpet.  Sounds kinda Christmassy. 

I know, I know.  Big mess.  But that thought just popped into my head.

I'm a total cat lover, but I think dogs are great, too.  Of course, I also love tortoises.  And birds, and frogs, and....well, you get the picture. :D

I've been on hold with my projects, because I'm working on business projects at the moment.  But I'm on my way out the door to go fix that chair!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: saffiertje on January 06, 2010 01:44:45 PM
I found my at least 50 projects for this year!!!!

1.Brown & pink fleece pillow 20x 60 cm
2. Sun top lady bug fabrick Emma
3. Sun to  lady bug fien
4. Bikini Emma
5. Bikini Fien
6. t-shirt bag
7. Denim dress Fien
8. Apron summer dress ( at least 1!)
9. tea cosey house
10. baboushka doll
11. medaille felt... swimming diploma ( at least one)
12. bowling bag
13. birthday garland
14. oilcloth bag
15. pyjama bag 3x
16. beach bag
17. ruffed heart on iron frame
18. memo board
19. "Dutch blue" agel
20. Tilda "juleideer"ornaments Xmas
21. Tilda Angel wreath
22. Tilda Ange quilt "winterwonderland"
23. Tilda reendeer wreath
24. reycled sweater skirt
25. Tilda "juleideer"ice skates
26. Tilda torso "landested"
27. neckpillow
28. Hair caps summer at least 2
29. lavender hearts
30. Crayon holding bags
31.playfood cae
32. adventcalender
33. farbenmix "Anna"dress 2x
34. Pillowcase dress 2x
35. b'day cloths Emma
36. ruffled skirts (  2x at least for summer!)
37. myself: summerskirt
38. kimono shirt Fien
39. Summer nightgown 2x
40. 8 panels skirt
41. bookpages wreath
42. summer top
43. picknick blanket
44. babyburpies
45. broches ( 5x)
46. totebags for presents ( when the girls are invited to a b'day party)
47. Tilda "hus"pantoffler
48. Tilda "landested" round pillow
49. Tilda "Hus" warm watter belly cosy
50. Tilda "Hus"eye mask

i picked myself a little notebook to write everythng down an d made it my goal book! When i finish things I will put a picture of the result in the note book so I can remember what i created in 2010!

Love miranda




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pinokeeo on January 06, 2010 01:46:46 PM
Ooo.  Good idea, keeping a journal.  I think I might steal borrow that idea.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: playswithneedles on January 06, 2010 01:50:35 PM
Red paint on green carpet.  Sounds kinda Christmassy.  

I know, I know.  Big mess.  But that thought just popped into my head.

I'm a total cat lover, but I think dogs are great, too.  Of course, I also love tortoises.  And birds, and frogs, and....well, you get the picture. :D

I've been on hold with my projects, because I'm working on business projects at the moment.  But I'm on my way out the door to go fix that chair!

pinokeeo - are your business projects crafty as well?

I'm so bad, I'm still cruising the swap boards and found a new theme that might be coming up soon as a swap. I responded that I was interested. But then reminded myself that that exact same thing is on my list for gift giving. So I erased my response.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 06, 2010 02:29:23 PM
I have my 2 medieval faire outfits completed!!!  Just tacking down the interfacing around the neckline and hem, and will try to get a couple pics in the near dusk...action shots will likely have to wait until Saturday or Sunday.  I can tell you they do fit perfectly though :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: GrindHouseHussy19 on January 06, 2010 02:34:30 PM
I have my 2 medieval faire outfits completed!!!  Just tacking down the interfacing around the neckline and hem, and will try to get a couple pics in the near dusk...action shots will likely have to wait until Saturday or Sunday.  I can tell you they do fit perfectly though :)

I would love to do something like but i would have nowhere to were it.... I think that style is beautiful looking!!! Can't wait to see your 2 dresses!!!!!!!!

*disaster kinda cleaned up... left a slight pinky stain on the carpet so back to crafts!!!!! I might get some sewing done not sure yet....

-GH


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pinokeeo on January 06, 2010 02:47:22 PM
Red paint on green carpet.  Sounds kinda Christmassy.  

I know, I know.  Big mess.  But that thought just popped into my head.

I'm a total cat lover, but I think dogs are great, too.  Of course, I also love tortoises.  And birds, and frogs, and....well, you get the picture. :D

I've been on hold with my projects, because I'm working on business projects at the moment.  But I'm on my way out the door to go fix that chair!

pinokeeo - are your business projects crafty as well?

Yep, I'm a toymaker.  I've been making wooden toys and dollhouses for fifteen years. 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: scaramouche on January 06, 2010 03:15:53 PM
Okay, here's my list for now. I will update it as much as possible and add links as soon as I post something on craftster. Bold is finished, Italicised is started.

1. 4 pairs of PJ pants, 3 for my little (2 meter :P ) brother, and one pair for myself
2. A peasant shirt for LARP, can never have enough of those.
3. Black pants to go with my pirate costume.
4. A box to store my writing stuff, ink/feathers etc. in.
5. A wallhanger for my tools that goes in my craftroom
6. A quilted fullcircle skirt made of seperate fabric squares.
7. Making my friends blue fantasy gown. For a wedding she's going to around september.
8. A gothic lolita dress for myself
9. My gown for the Elf fantasy faire
10. A new fearie costume for the omnia valentines day paganball.
11. A new and more comfortable fighter costume for Castlefest.
12. A complete costume for my drow LARP character
13. A holder for my drinking horn
14. A second costume for the elffantasy faire, one that wouldn't suffocate me, or expose any bodyparts that should stay hidden, if I'd try to fight a guy. Allowing me to join ''the guys'' big show battle.
15. A storage box I can take along to larp that would help me not lose all of my stuff in my huge purse.
16. Spats to go with my costume.
17. A mini top hat
18. Make myself a ring
19. Make a shrug for myself
20. Make the mysterious Galliano pirate jacket!
21. A steampunk necklace.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: .:dollface:. on January 06, 2010 03:43:41 PM
I was going to try to crochet with wire, but the only wire I have here seems like it's too... stiff?? Where does one go about finding wire to knit and crochet???? I only have 26 gauge... is that good enough????

look in the fake flower section at craft stores, they  have wire there, and it's fairly inexpensive


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: lady4feet on January 06, 2010 03:44:24 PM
So I can't read all 40some pages right now but I have to join this! I was going to make my own list to hang in my craftroom but this will be good too.

1. Finish my MIL quilt
2. Throw for my parents cat https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3855672#msg3855672
3. Crocheted dragon
4. DS Case https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg4327612#msg4327612
5. Kitchen towels
6. Star Wars messenger bag https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg4079337#msg4079337
7. Boondock Saints shirt https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg4040256#msg4040256
8. LOST shirt https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg4138524#msg4138524
9. Recon sweater https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=224654.msg3855655#msg3855655
10. Cloth pads https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3934588#msg3934588
11. at least one shirt from wisthttps://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=352516.0
12. Organizing boxeshttps://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg4078613#msg4078613
13. Dress for doll https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3855672#msg3855672
14. Clothes for my nieces doll
15. Fortune cookie necklace https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg4267413#msg4267413
16. Slip covers/cushion covers for all 3 chairshttps://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg4243912#msg4243912
17. Recon the pile of t-shirts taking up spacehttps://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=352516.0
18. Paint/deocrate old pie safe https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg4132256#msg4132256
19. Firefly Tshirt https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg4138524#msg4138524
20. Hufflepuff shirt https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg4327612#msg4327612
21. new ferret bedding
22. pygmy puff https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg4327612#msg4327612
23. I'll be nicer shirt
24. Candy Cane holders https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3923473#msg3923473
25. Haunted house pillowshttps://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg4234493#msg4234493
26. Snitch https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg4327612#msg4327612
27. DS game case https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3909682#msg3909682
28. Craft room floor
29. Cricut cutter cozy/tote
30. pirate booty shorts
31. As you wish hoopla https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg4327612#msg4327612
32. Project from Crochet Adorned
33. Slippers
34. Bra https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg4157020#msg4157020
35. Earrings https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg4048937#msg4048937
36. Jewelery....to be expanded upon I really just need to use up my stash
37. Something with ALOT of googly eyes https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg4070634#msg4070634
38. Badger
39. Something mosaic
40. Apron https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg4274975#msg4274975
41. Fake roman blinds for my kitchen https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg4208533#msg4208533
42. Map bag for car
43. trash bag for car https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg4201791#msg4201791
44. Poo bag holder/ID holder https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg4250194#msg4250194
45. Laptop cover https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg4267413#msg4267413
46. Makes something from at least two patterns in my stash
47. "Mommy drinks because you bark" https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg4128323#msg4128323
48. Jacket
49. Bag from the leather looking fabric
50. Shorten my Hubbys leather jacket https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3859470#msg3859470


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 06, 2010 04:22:46 PM
WAHOOOOOOO!!  Finished both faire outfits  ;D  ;D  ;D  These have been 7 years in the making until I 1. learned how to sew, 2. found a pattern that was right for me and comfortable, and 3. found the time to make all 4 pieces.  I am insanely proud of myself right now and can't stop smiling!  I hope to get with a friend soon and see about making the medieval shoes pattern I got recently...would also like to make a black cloak, but that may end up being for next year as I don't have the material and need to save my money for the faire and bills right now...tapped out all my Joann's giftcards from Xmas already LOL!

Here is a pic of one outfit.  I took this a couple days ago when I got the first overdress complete.  I have the other underdress finished, but I don't have individual pics of each or a pic of the other overdress as by the time I tacked down the interfacing at the hemline it was WAY too dark here and photos at night in my house look like poop.  Will work on getting pics of the other pieces soon!





Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: GrindHouseHussy19 on January 06, 2010 04:29:27 PM
Beautiful!!!!! Great job.
and I love the colours!!!! hope to see pics of u in it when all done!!! :D :D

-GH


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Tallyboo on January 06, 2010 04:33:58 PM
Yay! I have been so anxious for the new year so I could join a 50 things a-long from the beginning of the year! I just got my PC back up after moving to a new place (moving during the holidays is awful, but I get my own craft room!) and I've been eating up craftster like a starving monkey eats bananas. It's been two weeks since I've been on. Just what I needed to get back in the crafting mood!

Woooo anyways yay for 2010 50 things!!

My list isn't quite up to 50 but here goes:

1) Multi-colored scarf for fiance's sister's late Christmas gift
2) French memo board for same person
3) Finish curtains for my house (they're just fabric draped over rods right now >_<)
4) Decoupage my wine box magazine holder (or in my case, puzzle book holder)
5) Make tie-dyed 'fabric door' for my fiance's closet
6) Paint a portrait of my love, Sting ♥ for my craft room
7) Make myself a couple of french memo boards for my craft room
8) Finish fiance's scarf
9) Finish my scarf
10) Paint set of owls for the living room
11) Alphabet ATC set
12) Inchies my friend sent me backgrounds for
13) Sweater for my mom's birthday
14) Bag for my aunt's birthday
15) Bag for my Jammi
16) Zombie art for my fiance's half-birthday (he gets sad his birthday is two days after Christmas so we celebrate his half birthday too =D)
17) Stop being a scardy-cat and try knitting a hat

That's all I have for now. I know there's a list somewhere in my boxes piled in my craft room. Hopefully I'll find it sooner than later!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: tcmatteson on January 06, 2010 05:09:26 PM
Wow Sapphire, the dress is so pretty :) And I love the fabric you chose... for some strange reason it reminds me of impressionist brush strokes... very cool!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 06, 2010 06:01:26 PM
Okie dokie... I'm a little tired right now... but I'm going to try to say everything that I want to... >> It's going to get messed up, I know it...

Thank you, to whoever told me to look in the fake flowers section... that actually helps a lot, because I got my wire from there... so I'm going to try to crochet it.

I'm a huge cat lover, but I have to say that ferrets are my favorite animals. It's like a kitten, only they stay small forever. I've never been too fond of dogs. My grandmother's dog bit me on the eyelid and I had to have stitches, so that's probably what turned me off to them. :(

That dress really is gorgeous. I wish I knew where the renaissance faire was around here. That'd be really awesome to go to.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: PixieVal on January 06, 2010 06:31:04 PM
Oh I would wear that dress everywhere!

I'm scared to death of ferrets. My ex-husband had one, and it used to chase my feet, and one time it bit my finger, and would not let go! I've been bit by lots of animals(and some people) but for some reason, that just really terrorized me.  :(  I do still think they are quite adorable though- as long as they are in a picture.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on January 06, 2010 06:37:57 PM
I had an iguana that bit my finger once.  I used to feed him strawberries for a treat and I painted my nails red and Wanna bit my finger.  I guess my nails looked good enough to eat!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Britness on January 06, 2010 06:43:39 PM
I had an iguana that bit my finger once.  I used to feed him strawberries for a treat and I painted my nails red and Wanna bit my finger.  I guess my nails looked good enough to eat!

was bit by one of the snakes I use to have, Thankfully it was the Boa not the Python. Also had many Hamsters bite me, those little buggers will bite right thr your finger...OUCH...funny had a few pet rats and they never bit me...Wish I could get another rat but hubby is scared of them...they are sooo sweet


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: greenfaerie on January 06, 2010 06:56:30 PM
Lol at the iguana that bit your red nails, that's kinda cute in a painful way.  I seem to have an ability to make mean tough dogs love me (the Hells Angels actually have a place right next to our housing development lol, and their big dogs love me when I go for a walk... not what they intended, I bet!) and make "never hurt a fly" dogs bite me.  I don't get it. lol

Snake bites hurt, too.  I had a friend with a python when I was a kid, and I thought it would be fun to see if the snake would eat out of my hand.  Apparently a kid hand holding food mice looks like more mouse.  ha.

I hated the idea of feeding live animals to snakes, so I never got one.  I know that's how they live, and there's nothing wrong with it, but yeah.

Anyway, I'm 90% done with an apron, we have the materials (except staples cause I'm a dummy) for our headboard, made my first inchie (and lost it RARH).  Also working on an altered journal.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 06, 2010 07:56:35 PM
I've been bitten by a baby boa constrictor before. >< I didn't want to hurt the mouse before it got... T.T Eaten... it was adorable... so I tried to put it down in the cage, and my snake bit me instead. It didn't hurt so bad, because it was quick and I never saw it coming.

I've been bitten by rats, a snake, cats, dogs, ferrets, goats and a horse... and peed on by a chinchilla... >> That's what my mother tells me. Says the chinchilla didn't like me very much.... but I don't remember the chinchilla.  :P Just everything else. I've pretty much been mauled half to death by animals in my life. (expression, not literally). But I guess that's what I get for being born into an animal loving family. :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pookiemccool on January 06, 2010 09:14:58 PM
I am also a cat lover! I have 2 kitties (one for each hand, hehe). I like dog and children the same, great if they are other people's so that I can admire their cuteness in small increments, lol. But life without kitties would be sad, it was hard enough when they were spayed/declawed and had to be at the vet overnight!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: bunnyface on January 06, 2010 10:12:18 PM
I am so in!  I wanted to join last year, but it was way too late in the year to get anywhere near 50 projects.  My list isn't really started yet, but here are a few that I've bought materials for/planned out (I've also gotten a lot of inspiration from other people's lists, but I have a lot of catching up to do!):

1. Eye spy bag for O (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3859531#msg3859531) 1/9/10
2. Button wreath
3. One page (at least) in my altered book journal each week (0/52) Better get on it for this week!
4. Knitting needle roll
5. Taggy book
6. Felt food for O (5 pcs)
7. Paint picnic table
8. Felted bowls/boxes
9. Le Sac dress
10. Necklace for Sister
11. Embroidered napkin set
12. Leg warmer socks
13. Finish ABC altered puzzle
14. Learn to carve my own stamps (since I bought a kit months ago)
15. Organize, organize, organize (got the tree down finally, and dragged out some extra shelving for me.  Now to tackle the giant pile of stuff where my desk should be!)
16. Learn to crochet, make an amigurumi
17. Coffee cozy/sleeve of some sort
18. Felt mail kit for O
19. Roman shades using this tutorial (http://jenduncan.typepad.com/whats_new/2008/11/roman-blind-tutorial-in-20-pictures-or-less.html)
20. Vegetable garden (and keep it alive this year!)
21. Case for camera
22. Make a fancy header for my blog
23. Felt board for O
24. Growth chart
25. Advent calendar (at least mostly reusable)
26. Try at least one new recipe each week
27.
28.
29.
30.
31.
32.
33.
34.
35.
36.
37.
38.
39.
40.
41.
42.
43.
44.
45.
46.
47.
48.
49.
50.

I think 13 is a pretty good start to keep me busy.  I'll definitely be adding to my list as I go.  I hope this list will motivate me to actually finish projects, as I'm very good at starting things, but get burnt out and they sit and sit and sit and never get done.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: ageddert on January 06, 2010 10:25:29 PM
ooh an eye spy bag sounds fun!

I love Cats! I just got a kitten at christmas and we are already inseperable. I dont think I could get to sleep without her around :) I love big dogs too.. And I JUST got a russian tortoise. When I thought she was a boy I named her Franklin but realized she is a girl and now is nameless.. Any suggestions for a good turtle name?

so, i added more to my list :)

23.Pin cushion

24 make shaving cream card

25. Paint My babushka dolls

26. Make Clock (just bought a kit! )

27. Make 5 more pin cushions

28. Child Activity book

29. Make blanket for project linus

30. Finish wreaths

31. Finish nightmare Babushkas

32. Seahawks Babushkas

I should have pictures of newly completed projects soon :)
I had oodles of fun making a baby activity book today but dont have a baby and dont know anyone with one.
Lol... well at least it gave me a project for today.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 06, 2010 10:34:18 PM
I think baby and child crafts are really really adorable, but I don't know anyone with a baby either. I can't make baby items, because my mother will then interrogate me about being pregnant. :( Which I am not.
I also think that I will make some more hearthstone decorations. Because I love them. :) Then I'm going to make myself at least one pincushion other than a hearthstone, so I can keep them strictly as decorations. Putting pins in them makes them look... not good.
Right now though, I am concentrating on my swap items still... AND trying to stay up for 6 more hours so I can be awake to get my little brothers on the bus. T.T Joy...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: ageddert on January 07, 2010 12:09:37 AM
The pin cushion that I made looks like a doughnut. I am really happy with the way it turned out and will post pictures soon. I think it is fun to make pin cushions where the pins end up being part of the whole. Like sprinkles on my doughnut :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: DizzerSpinninRound on January 07, 2010 12:32:14 AM


1. Learn resin casting
2. Make that St. Patrick's Day skirt that I wanted to make two years ago
3. Make a cool i-spy bag for my son
4. Make a knitting needle case with room for my needles, scissors, yarn sewing needle, and maybe a zippered pocket for smaller supplies I have yet to buy (row counter)
5. Make something from all of the patterns I've bought (this should probably count as multiple since I have around 18 purchased patterns)
6. Learn to knit socks on two circular needles
7. Learn to knit gloves on circular needles
8. Make a sweet lolita outfit
9. Make a wa- lolita outfit
10. Make a wrap dress
11. Make a wrap skirt
12. Make an infinity dress
13. Make two articles of clothing from burdastyle
- http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/leg-of-mutton-knit-top
- http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/talea
14. Make my own romper
15. Learn to knit lace
16. Learn how to crochet with a pattern (I can crochet well, but never can read and understand a pattern)
17. Make a newsboy hat out of a sweater
18. Finish my amigurumi version of my original character Super Bunny
19. Make one cloth doll per month
20. Make a journal from scratch
21. Sew a pair of ruffled panties
22. Do all of the projects I've been wanting to try from Meagan Nicolay's tshirt surgery books
23. Make that jean pocket dress I designed
24. Make a blue jean corset vest
25. Design and create my own bra
26. Make a quilt
27. Make an eye pillow with fake lashes on it like Audrey's in Breakfast at Tiffany's
28. Knit a shrug
29. Knit or crochet a fake beard
30. Make my hubbie a Gordon Freeman plush
31. Turn my three hippie skirts into sun dresses
32. Make my hubbie a companion cube from Portal
33. Make my hubbie a jedi robe
34. Make at least one super cute apron that looks like its a dress instead of an apron
35. Make my son a play kitchen with a play grill
36. Make a cute skirt from an ugly sweater
37. Make a rice bag purse
38. Learn how to fuse plastic bags to make fabric and make reusable shopping bags
39. Make a fused recycled shopping bag rain coat
40. Make a fused recycled shopping bag purse
41. Make plush monsters from crazy fabric I refuse to get rid of
42. Make my own screen printing kit
43. Make my son's Halloween costume (and actually get him to wear it this year)
44. Make my own Halloween costume
45. Finish that plush bear
46. Make a cover for the toaster
47. Make a cover for the sewing machine
48. Make something to put the cloth diapers in
49. Make something to hold my cleaning rags
50. Make a Trogdor cake

Okay so that's kinda over fifty...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 07, 2010 01:02:42 AM
:) I've crocheted donuts before. I wonder if I should do that again. I was working on a doubled donut. (Twice as big as the regular ones.) I messed up when I was finished, and as I was ripping it out, the yarn ripped. I think I'll try to remake it this year.... and actually finish it.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: llisaredd on January 07, 2010 04:14:28 AM
I haven't done anything yet :( Too busy with swaps at the moment and I don't want to count those in my 50.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Britness on January 07, 2010 04:17:12 AM
Currently working on a pair of yoga pants, all  i have left is to put on waist line.

here's my list so far

1.Ballerina Pink Nightie https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3846467#msg3846467

2: Pink Purse Restored -( I started this Dec 31 2009, but just finished sewing on the pink fur last night) https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332670.msg3841978#msg3841978

3.plushie
4:big black and white abstract on canvas with acrylic  for bedroom
5:headboard makeover
6:aprons
7:dish soap apron
8:night gown restored to cami
9:decoupage wooden spoons
10: donate a craft
11: fleece slippers
12: 12:1 scale shadow box
13: tissue holder for purse
14: learn to knit
15: things i knitted
16:
17:
18:
19:
20: Yoga pants recon from t-shirt .....In progress
21:felt a sweater
22: make things from felted sweater
23:
24:
25: ORGANIZE AND REDESIGN MY CRAFT ROOM! (that gonna take forever)
25: make socks
26:make a new beaded necklace https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333194.msg3848186#msg3848186
27:make a t-shirt 3 tier dress
28:make a maxi DRESS
29: learn to quilt
30: make quilted bag
31:make quilted accessories
32: make new gel eye mask (mine started leaking last night that i had)
33: make skirt out of jeans
34: sew a case for TOMTOM gps
35:make pink fleece wrap
36:make journal
37:paint more
38: create a trash holder for car.
39: a pin cushion like like this one https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=297863.0
40: purse organizer
41: A paint brush pouch for my friend
42: Sewing machine cover
43:spreadable toy for my African Grey
44: Frog towel hoodie for my doghttps://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3846679#msg3846679
45: Poppet- those are so cute!!!!
46: Ballerina Slippers
47: build a dress form
48:pillow
49: bag to give in swap
50:tea bag large wallet






Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on January 07, 2010 04:19:10 AM
Last night I had a dream - I found my nice bamboo handled J hook and all was happy in crochet blanket land - however I think the odds of finding that hook today are slim to nothing unless I find the time to go through all the boxes in the craft room to finish cleaning it up - which won't happen until after my deadlines are met... so I'm stuck with the Boyle or Bates or whatever hook it was that I pulled that doesn't have that sharp point at the end....

But it was a wonderful dream.

About Wanna Iguana biting me - the funniest part was the look on his face.  He looked up at me like what the heck woman?? That's not a strawberry!! What are you trying to do to me.  Needless to say I did not wear that shade of red again!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: envirocraft on January 07, 2010 06:00:50 AM

DizzerSpinninRound:
I can't wait to see your Trogdor cake!! That's so awesome!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 07, 2010 06:14:08 AM
I am so happy that your finished your dress thesapphiremoon!  It is beautiful! I love the trim you did around it!

Nice to see some new lists showing up and also, lists with items crossed off!

I have got to see the donut pincushion!!  I love any type of pincushion!

Gentle Reminder:  Please keep the posts crafts-related...I know we are a gabby bunch :)



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pinokeeo on January 07, 2010 06:52:50 AM
Alwaysinmyroom, you keep changing your avatar.  I have to look to see if it's still you.

I had a russian tortoise awhile back.  I named him Maynard.  There's a story behind that and you have to be really old or really retro to know who Maynard G. Krebbs is.

And I found out that doing repair work on wood takes twice as long as actually building something from scratch.  I have sanded down the broken part of the chair, cut a new piece to fit, and sanded it about three times to actually make it fit into the broken place.  Today I will do the glue-up.  Tomorrow, sand and finish.

I've also started three other projects on my list, so I'm making progress.  That pine needle basket is going to happen very soon.  I harvested a whole basket of needles.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 07, 2010 07:12:23 AM
I am so excited to see your pine needle basket!  When I was in Georgia, I collected a whole basketful of long pine needles, got my drinking straw and raffia and then froze!  Maybe I will get motivated to pick that up again!

I really admire people who do woodwork! Can't wait to see your chair!

Uh--I did not mean to change my avatar!  I was messing around and accidentally deleted the pic and was not at a place where I could replace it so I just stuck what I had up there--ha ha--I will change it when I get home!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 07, 2010 08:05:16 AM
Thanks for all the great feedback on my dress :)  I do hope to get some action shots of us in them...maybe those will have to actually wait for the faire....will try to get one of me in my outfit when I get home today.  I am so wore out on sewing from making those 4 LARGE pieces...I should've listed them as 4 separate items on my 50 list, but I have SO many other great stuff I wanna do this year, and they officially would become only 2 outfits from the 4 pieces, so, yeah  :P

Not sure what my next project(s) will be...I'm quite sick of my sewing machine at the moment!  Maybe by next Tues on my days off again I will be OK to sew some more.  I've pulled out a few pieces of fabric for projects, just have to decide which ones to do!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pinokeeo on January 07, 2010 08:14:39 AM
This was not on my list of things to do, but I could not let it pass without notice.  This morning's sunrise was spectacular.

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333404.0


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: yumminess on January 07, 2010 08:19:44 AM
Hi,
so i posted a while ago that i wanted to join, and i noticed today that it was 7th jan, so therefore time for my first project post
but unfortunately I have a ridiculous amount of work to do this week so, although I will be posting something I've made this week (I wasn't gonna fail on the first week!) I wouldn't normally post it because:
1- I don't particularly like it
2- It was so easy to do, and therefore not very inspirational
3- My mannequin makes it look really weird and I don't have a proper photo of me wearing it
but anyway, enough talking, I made a dress for New Years from a top that was too long to be a top but too short to be a dress - I simply added a mesh panel.. it's a little more risque than what I would  normally wear, but hey, it was New Years and it was so cold that I wore a coat all night anyway!
So, sorry for the poor standard of project this week, and next week is probably going to be equally as uninspiring, but after that all my deadlines will be over! yay! (next week I plan to bake something from the Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook I got for Christmas and re-hem two dresses, exciting stuff)

sorry again, but I'm excited for the other 49 projects haha


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Sera unravled on January 07, 2010 08:45:43 AM
I finished three things so far.

1. Knitted mittens
2. Reconned a t-shirt into a tank top(looks pretty bad)
3. Reconned a dress into a shirt and matching headband(the headband almost killed my sewing machine, but then again I have a cheap Pixie sewing machine)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 07, 2010 10:06:35 AM
pinokeeo--thanks for sharing your gorgeous sunrise!! I have to wake up three days a week at 5:30 am to weight train so I am lucky to see the sunrise over the mountain...it never fails to put me in a good mood! Simply gorgeous...

yumminess--your dress is really cute! I have seen similar dresses that go for a lot of money! Can you rotate the pic? It hurts my neck to look at it sideways ;).


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: envirocraft on January 07, 2010 10:47:35 AM
Today while sitting in the most boring ethics class I came up with some of my best ideas yet!  It's too bad i have another hour and a half of classes before I can get home to craft!! 

I came up with something super fun for the bag challenge.  I'm pretty pumped about my creativity... I usually steal borrow ideas from others for a lot of my projects.  :)  It's something that came out of my blue recycle bin which was supposed to get picked up last week, but didn't!  Blessing in disguise!!

Also, the girl next to me was wearing quite an interesting shirt, so I spent the rest of the class sketching it so I can make one for myself! lol  She probably thought I'm some huge creeper! 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: ostera15 on January 07, 2010 10:58:59 AM
ooh an eye spy bag sounds fun!

I love Cats! I just got a kitten at christmas and we are already inseperable. I dont think I could get to sleep without her around :) I love big dogs too.. And I JUST got a russian tortoise. When I thought she was a boy I named her Franklin but realized she is a girl and now is nameless.. Any suggestions for a good turtle name?


Maybe you could just shorten the name? I have two female friends nicknamed Franc and Frankie. lol


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pantsafari on January 07, 2010 11:29:13 AM
Wow!! Im so glad I found this...It might actually motivate me. IM IN!

Heres a starting List...


1. Ringbearer Pillow and purse for my friends wedding. (Im counting this as one since they both need to be done for the same event)
2. Finish Tshirt Quilt
3. Finish Devils Puzzle Quilt
4. Add legs to, and refinish end table thingie (that currently houses crafty supplies)
5. Snake Scarf For Megan
6. Re-Line Lavendar winter coat
7. Finish Snowflake scarf for myself
8. Quilt for my nephew
9. baby mahem for my sister in law! (once we find out what shes having)
10. more baby stuff for friend Rachel (its a girl!)
11. more baby stuff for friend chelsea (its a boy!)
12. taggie banket (its half done)
13.Crafting for whimsie swap
14.crafting for frugal living swap
15.2 soda can picture frames



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: meggy_doodle on January 07, 2010 11:32:45 AM
I'm almost a third of the way through my first project of the year (my shawl!)... and I only started last night! I'm kinda pissed though because I didn't get enough yarn :( Good thing it's a no dye lot yarn so I don't have to worry about the color matching up :P


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 07, 2010 12:22:14 PM
Can't wait for the shawl--I have one on my list but have not been able to decide on a pattern yet...or if I am going to crochet or knit it...too many choices!

...I totally understand the look of strangers when I pull out my ideas/sketch book and keep sneaking looks at them...I usually end up talking to them and really creeping them out, but hey, creative people are..."special" :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: envirocraft on January 07, 2010 01:27:11 PM
The ds case is finished!!! YAY!!!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333429.0

Small teaser pic:
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=319847)

Thanks for looking, one project down, 49 to go! :P 

I've started on my recycled bag!  So excited!!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pjherbert on January 07, 2010 01:27:53 PM
Hi – I have two of the 50 done, yippee!

My son washed his girlfriends jeans with some cherry chapstick so instead of pitching them I put heart appliqués oves the spot, there is also one on the butt! She likes her jeans better now then before.  :D


Here is a link to a quilt I finally finished for my sons fiancé, she flipped over it!
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333430.msg3851232#msg3851232

I am going to try and create a list… usually I just make whatever but I am going to make a list….first thing on the list…. Make a list! :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: GrindHouseHussy19 on January 07, 2010 01:35:16 PM
I LOVE THAT DS CASE!!!!!!! i just can't figure out how the heck to do that!!!! my prob is just starting.... *sigh* well maybe one day i will learn how lol!!!!!! (or need someone to show how......)

ran into a small sewing glitch and in need of a friend to help rescue me.... lol i think the skirt will be done by the weekend.

-GH :D :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: playswithneedles on January 07, 2010 02:00:51 PM
I'm looking forward to seeing the shawl too. I have one on my list as well, but haven't decided on a pattern.

pjherbert - nice quilt! I can see why she loved it!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: princessacademy on January 07, 2010 02:08:30 PM
ok..wow I'm  behind...lol
hi!
the ren dress is gorgeous! I'm in awe of people who can sew! Like my mom...I don't have the patience for sewing, or the vision, or something..I'm not sure, I'm trying to learn but its not going well.

I learned how to make a granny square today!
Can I just make a giant granny square as a baby blanket or would that look weird? I don't know...maybe I'll make one that way and one the traditonal way of putting a bunch of smaller ones together...
1.Scarf using new stitch I've learned (broom stick lace) well, this yarn wasn't great for this stitch...and I didn't have enough of it for a full scarf, but think I'll make it a necwarmer by adding some buttons. Ah well craft and learn eh?
2. Baby booties
3. baby blanket for my friend Mel's little boy, due April
4. A baby blanket for my friend Kelly's little boy due March
5. A baby blanket for my friend Jamie's little boy due Feb. (eek!)
6. A baby blanket for my friend Rebecca's little girl due march
7. my son's scrapbook, you know since he's one and all now
8. Pillows for my dd's room
9. Finish the Mother Goose cross stitch blanket I started for a friend's baby shower in Aug. whoops!
10.Throw pillows for couch
11. giant cuddle afghan for couch (out of stash yarns)
12. Cloth napkins! (we haven't used paper towel in about a year...could use some of these!)
13. try to make t shirt yarn
14. Make rug out of said T shirt yarn!
15. Attempt to make a skirt (more than one if things go well) for myself for church.
16.refinish/redecorate some of the picture frames in the basement into something I (or anyone) would actually use
17. make a winter hat for my sister's boyfriend, he walks 5 miles each way to work in OH and doesn't have a hat!
18. Recon winter coat? It has some holes and is scrubby...but can't afford a new one at present!
19. Make a t-shirt/onesie for my son that says "King of the Wild Things" with a Max crown, or..?
20. A onesie/shirt that says "Brosnan who?" on front and "Cpt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce" on the back, as the latter was the inspiration when naming him, but EVERYONE says "007 fans?" or "Like
Pierce Brosnan?"
21.Finish my Autumn wine shawl/wrap/throw
22. Leg warmers A bad action shot because, I changed out of the tights and dress and boots I wore them with today before I remembered to take a pic. and two, its hard to photograph your own leg. They are a bit plain so I plan to add some buttons, but I had a new dress I wanted to wear to MOPS today and since we're getting about 5 inches of snow currently needed the extra coverage!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 07, 2010 02:10:05 PM
I agree, I really like the pants!! That's pretty cute.

And I saw on someone's list the pincushion in a jar... I really like that. (but I don't have a jar like that.... T.T Must find one...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 07, 2010 02:12:39 PM
I love the DS case!

and also, what a fabulous save for those jeans! Your blanket stitching is pretty darn good!

And a big project--a quilt!  I need to get started on mine or else it will be a next year WIP!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: princessacademy on January 07, 2010 02:15:11 PM
whoops...the pic would help eh?



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 07, 2010 02:18:30 PM
ha ha --I bet the rest of the members are looking at the recent with pics and trying to figure out why there are two legs...

I miss the leg warmers from the 1980's--they were so practical in hard winters--glad to see some of you ladies bringing them back!  I think those are cute--what are they made from? Did you start with something?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: KLKing on January 07, 2010 02:19:55 PM
I haven't done anything yet :( Too busy with swaps at the moment and I don't want to count those in my 50.
I Really don't understand ... I think it's if you made something , it should be counted, and just post a link or pic after it's been recieved. Simple Question.?... Did you make it? Yes or No?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 07, 2010 02:25:26 PM
I think some people are counting them and some not for various reasons...depends on what you hope to accomplish.  I swap so much that I want to only post things I make for friends and family...and ME!!!!

but if all you do is swap, I say use your list to show off your 50 or more items!

no sad faces allowed here


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: princessacademy on January 07, 2010 02:30:27 PM
Alwaysinmyroom-THey are the sleeves of a long sleeved shirt. There was a post on here where a girl made some really cute ones...mine were just thrown together last night so I could wear them this morning! I intend to make some more, and maybe fancy these ones up a bit, but they served their purpose or today. Need to hit the thrit store or more long sleeved shirts to cut up!! Once we dig out of this snow storm!!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 07, 2010 02:33:46 PM
I thought that is what they were!!!  My hubby hates long sleeves shirts and cuts them off at about the elbow...I wonder if they are long enough to use!

Or maybe even a long sleeved sweater!!  Thanks--off to search for leg warmer posts...suppose to snow here tomorrow as well :(


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: envirocraft on January 07, 2010 02:58:39 PM
Now that I've seen those leg warmers I kinda wanna make some... but slouchy ones with draw strings in the sides.... yes!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: princessacademy on January 07, 2010 03:08:40 PM
yay for leg warmers! Lol!
I plan to make some with sweaters too!

Really need to get to the thrift store, or I'll be in need or long sleeved shirts and sweaters to wear soon!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: angelcallie on January 07, 2010 03:09:38 PM
I come to report my first two completed crafts of 2010.

1. Mustang gloves


I made the gloves myself and embroidered the symbol for fire alchemy on them.

2. Utena cosplay as a birthday present for RevolutionaryGirl

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333439.0


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: bunnyface on January 07, 2010 03:20:03 PM
I thought that is what they were!!!  My hubby hates long sleeves shirts and cuts them off at about the elbow...I wonder if they are long enough to use!

Or maybe even a long sleeved sweater!!  Thanks--off to search for leg warmer posts...suppose to snow here tomorrow as well :(

If the forearm section isn't long enough and you wanted to do some extra work, I bet you could make some really neat patchwork looking legwarmers from a combination of shirt sleeves!  As for me, I bought yarn for these legwarmer socks (http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTlegwarmersocks.html) at least two years ago to do for me, and if they worked out for two of my beautiful ballerina cousins (because they seem ballerina-y to me), and got about 5 rows in, and they've been sitting in my WIP bag ever since!  I love them so much, and I know I would be so proud of myself if I finished them.  I would probably wear them all the time. 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: luckdragon on January 07, 2010 03:45:16 PM
My current WIP is legwarmers as well.  Yes, they are back!  These are for my dd and I started them about a year ago when I saw this knitalong:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=272427.msg3077070#msg3077070

I have finally picked them back up so hopefully she'll be able to wear them this winter! I had one already done...I hope she hasn't gotten too tall for them  :P


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Gomerriffic on January 07, 2010 04:36:59 PM
1 down 49 to go!

Swiffer sock! Found the pattern on Ravelry. It was really quick and satisfying!






Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: supermedic on January 07, 2010 05:59:58 PM
This year I decided i was going to use everything in my stash first (no, scraps don't count but they aren't excluded either) so first i needed a board to hold my ideas next to my sewing table so from an old frame in the attic, a fat quarter from a swap, some batting on hand and scraps of ribbon bought in a $1 scrap bag I made this:


Next, I had an old pillow that my dogs ripped the cover on so from a scrap bought in the red tag bargain bin of joanns I made this cover.  The piece was the perfect size exactly.  Not one bit of cutting necessary.  and had been sitting in my stash for a couple of years and the colors matched the memory board.  double win


Then I ran across a simple pattern using oil cloth to make zippered bags and I had some odd shapes of it laying around from when i recovered the patio chairs with it and a bag full of unused zippers dying to be used


Now its snowing without any signs of stopping so I used my stash of flannels scraps from making pjs for me and everyone else and decided to make myself a scrappy blanket and then i remembered that i had a piece of velvet with hearts embossed on it that would work for the back.  $1.99 at Zincs and only had to cut 2 inches off of 2 sides and it fit perfect.  just seems like it was meant to be
front
Back


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Gomerriffic on January 07, 2010 06:07:56 PM
Wow!! Awesome job!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Im Sew Silly on January 07, 2010 06:09:33 PM
what a great idea on the swiffer cover...and its cheerful colors too!

Supermedic, that is a great idea on the idea board. i was trying to come up with some options today on how to make one wondering should i use cork or batting...
and the quilt looks so cozy!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: supermedic on January 07, 2010 06:16:33 PM
i used cardboard backing on pic frame and batting so use can still use thumb tacs if you want to.  there are small pins holding down ribbon and the stub thru well.  I also thumb tacked something to it but it was to heavy and tilted the frame lol.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pinokeeo on January 07, 2010 06:27:54 PM
Wow, nice recovery of scraps.  And great working items.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pjherbert on January 07, 2010 07:00:13 PM
supermedic - I love all of your items, you have been busy, the quilt is my fav.... well maybe the idea board..... ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: fishstix43 on January 07, 2010 07:16:28 PM
Wow, supermedic, seems like destiny was meaning for you to craft now...nice work!

I've got project #3 down!  I now have a t-shirt rug to stand on while doing dishes.  Post here:https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333465.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333465.0)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on January 07, 2010 07:31:14 PM
I folded my first ever origami stars for my Christmas chain today. I had no idea the part where you make them "pop" into 3D would be so hard on the finger tips! I want to make a chain to wrap around my tree next year, hope my fingers toughen up soon I have a LOT of stars to go!  :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: hngoodlett on January 07, 2010 08:02:19 PM
I folded my first ever origami stars for my Christmas chain today. I had no idea the part where you make them "pop" into 3D would be so hard on the finger tips! I want to make a chain to wrap around my tree next year, hope my fingers toughen up soon I have a LOT of stars to go!  :D

That sounds so cool! If I had more patience I might do that too. Maybe I could make a little-bitty one for my live (growing) tree.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: FREYA369 on January 07, 2010 08:31:05 PM
I'm in!  I need to work on making a list.  My goals this year are to be frugal, eco friendly, and make this year's holiday and birthday gifts.

Thought about a list for Holiday Presents, still needs work:

1.  Mom - Apron
2.  Dad - N-Scale train scene
3.  Mom2 - tea kit - scones, spoon, tea cup, tea, homemade jam
4.  Dad2 - Eagles - painting?
5.  Grandma B - Quilted shopping bag

6.  Grandma T - likes violet
7.  Chris - Guitar Hero guitar strap (Beatles) or Beatles painting
8.  Mike - ?
9.  Amy - Decoupage Sucrets container with matching key fob
10. KT - Clutch

11. David - KC quilted flag
12. Mike2 - Tea Wallet

13. Alicia - ?
14. Max - ?
15. Michaela - Monkey board game

16. Aaron - hotwheels playset makeover
17. Emily - Princess board game
18. Tanya - ?
19. Canning - Veggies from garden
20. Canning - homemade jams (blueberry & raspberry)
21. Reusable Pads - Made 10

22. Cloth Book Cover for my 2010 Calendar
23. Reusable Swiffer mop and duster out of scraps.

24. A mini "cooler" for my yogurt so I don't have to carry a huge cooler bag for such a small item.
25.  Gloves


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: playswithneedles on January 07, 2010 09:12:16 PM
so many great ideas and great progress is being made ! fishstix, I love your t-shirt rug. I was going to crochet one, but I really like the look of yours. I may have to get one of those knitting looms/boards. I can't knit to save my life!








Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: DeannaLynn06 on January 07, 2010 09:39:22 PM
So I have finally started to make my list. It is short right now, but I know that it will grow as the year goes on. The ones in bold are WIPs, so I should do those first.

1. Mickey Mouse Quilt
2. Placemats and Napkins
3. Birds of Paradise Lunch Tote
4. Sunflower Lunch Tote
5. Apple Apron
6. Baby Shoes
7. Rainbow Quilt
8. Woven Placemats
9. Black and White Quilt
10. Apples and Dots Apron
11. No Girls Allowed Quilt
12. Turquoise and Tan Quilt
13. Western Apron
14. Girly Apron
15. Tropical Apron
16. Scrapbook
17. Color Book
18. Denim Quilt
19. Baby Kimono
20. Hawaiian Patchwork Tote

I figure this is a good start, now to finish them all.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: ageddert on January 07, 2010 09:55:38 PM
I love that nintendo ds case! Did you follow a tutorial to teach you how to make that box? if so, I would love to see it. It seems like there would be so many possiblities once you get started!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: kwiltykate on January 07, 2010 10:03:53 PM
Great 'idea's board' supermedic!  Now i know what to do with the picture frame that fell off my wall last year ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: ragdoll193 on January 07, 2010 10:05:46 PM
adding to my (very short so far) list, and starting the crafting tomorrow!
1.   Blanket for gram
2.   Tea Wallets for me, Fh's mom, FH, Aunt Val
3.   Felted wool hat (knit OR crochet)
4.   FH’s scarf
5.   Hat to match scarf
6.   Scarf to match purple crochet hat
7.   Snowflake ornaments/garland need to find my tiny crochet hook, it seems to have disappeared!
8.   KNIT SOCKS
9.   Bookmark for swap
10.    Letter shirts for FH and myself, for Alpha Phi Omega (the community service organization)

bold means it is started

forgot to mention! for most(preferably all) of these projects, I intend to use at least one item from my stash to finish the project, if not completely out of my stash


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: BeccatotheMax on January 07, 2010 10:22:47 PM
Sadly, I have not started yet on anything.  My main problem is that most of my supplies are in my room at University.  So once I move back in (Sunday), I'll be able to organize everything and get started! :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010 Yoga pants 5 out of 50 down
Post by: Britness on January 07, 2010 10:27:00 PM
Yoga drawstring pants i did out of a t-shirt. I wanted a different waistband but it didnt came out right so i did drawstring instead. the waste was not near tall enough cause i cut material too soon on the top. oh well they are comfy and i learned from my mistakes, I used this tute-->https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=299282.0

(I wish I could figure out how to get the waist like that one..anyone have pointers or video link to help...my problem is the top of pants had double the fabric than my waist so when i tried waist band it looked like it had pockets in it when i joined the band together...)




this is side of pant, it was the front of t-shirt.

and the back...i am very happy with all but the waist part of it...good thing it was just an old t-shirt. and i will wear these.




I will be making more of these..


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Tanza on January 07, 2010 11:09:05 PM
I was going to repost my list but thought I might just update what I've done

converted a flat satin sheet into a fitted one-hubby will be happy, I might sleep elsewhere....gotta keep the man happy though

cut out the seams of my new lounge pants cause DD says they look like Jammies, making them into a skirt or dress.

started gluing the frames together for my family tree frame.

Made fresh Pasta yesterday and dried some, it goes very brittle when you dry it.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: luckdragon on January 08, 2010 05:38:17 AM
(I wish I could figure out how to get the waist like that one..anyone have pointers or video link to help...my problem is the top of pants had double the fabric than my waist so when i tried waist band it looked like it had pockets in it when i joined the band together...)

Britness - I think the pants are cute and I like the t-shirt you used :)  For the waistband, you may have to angle it a little (closer to the size you want at the top and a little wider at the bottom) but the key is to stretch it to fit the bottom while you sew it together.  I did something similar on a t-shirt to skirt recon.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: LadyLeitzen on January 08, 2010 06:27:49 AM
i so want to join in on this swap, but i have so many large projects to do this year (two afghans, just to start) i'm afraid i won't even have time for 50!

everyone is so inspiring though!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 08, 2010 06:36:51 AM
MelissaNorth--I found the book that I used to make my wire knitted necklaces!  The gauge I used was 28 gauge and the knitting needles were size 8, but the loops were a bit big so on the second one, I went to a size 5. It was tougher with the smaller needles and you have to keep "mushing" down your work to make it a bit flatter.  Hope that helps!

supermedic--love your use of your scraps!  Very inspirational and especially love the bulletin board!

angelcallie--those mustang gloves are awesome! I never thought to make sewn gloves, but, duh, fleece would be great!

britness--you are so adorable with your new yoga pants! I love being able to recycle clothes!

fishstix43--your t-shirt rug turned out good! I love using my loom and did not even think to use the long one to make a rug! Very colorful!

QueenNinjaMonkey--can you show me one of your stars?  A garland is on my list but I am not sure what kind I want...I saw a really cool one with woven stars but they looked like they would take forever!!

The only thing I made so far was not on my original list:  I made some fleece braided toys for my dog--he loves them and they took about 5 minutes!  Thanks to the person who posted hers--it was easy and fun!!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: envirocraft on January 08, 2010 07:43:20 AM
ageddert:

I remember using a craftster tutorial, I think it was this one:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=127932.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=127932.0)

There's also this on craftzine:

http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2007/01/needlepoint_nintendo_ds_case_m.html

I know that when I did mine, I had a different size of mesh, so I had to recount and figure out the pattern myself based on the tute.  And of course I never made a pattern of it, because that would have made too much sense :P

Lady Leitzen:
I think you should join this anyway... I doubt a lot of people will actually get 50 done, but it's just good motivation!! (and fun!)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pinokeeo on January 08, 2010 08:13:19 AM
I'm sure I won't get 50 projects done, but it is great motivation to get up off your duff and do something. 

I spend so much time with my business, that I forget that crafting is fun.  This is a great way to reconnect.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: gammykatie on January 08, 2010 10:13:05 AM
Well..... I don't have a list put together yet, but my goal is to finish all the WIP's that I have sitting around my sewing room (some started >20 years ago) and I actually finished one last night. 

While trying to organize my sewing room (again), I found this bag with a hat I started about 16 years ago (can't remember the pattern so won't be finishing this one) and in the bag I also found this long crocheted piece.  Don't remember if it was supposed to be an afghan or what, but it worked out to be a nice scarf.  It was made from really cheap yarn so isn't very comfy, but I figure I can donate it to a homeless shelter and someone would love it's warmth.

I'll try to get a list together this weekend as I work more on my room.... 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: meggy_doodle on January 08, 2010 10:52:44 AM
QueenNinjaMonkey- I made my first origami lucky star last night and it hurt my fingers too! My nails are really short so I'm going to have to find a better way to push in the sides  :D

beccatothemax- I freakin' love your avatar! I had the sudden urge to watch that movie the other night. It's one of my faves  ;D

I was able to get the rest of the yarn for my shawl so I should have it done by next weekend!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 08, 2010 11:19:00 AM
lol gammykatie!!  I have WIPS that I pulled the knitting needles out and did not write down the size!  It helps to have a list to at least use as a guide!

A few years ago, I found the baby afghan I started when my nephew was born (he is now 30!)...could not find the pattern so I was just going to throw it out...the yarn was way too beautiful so I packed it in a nice box...someone on here was doing the Linus project so I thought I would donate it if I could finish it...I found the pattern in Ebay!!! I should get the booklet soon so I can finish it! woo-hoo for this motivating thread!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: heyheyern22 on January 08, 2010 11:57:12 AM
i'm sorta new to this whole thing so what a way to get started by joining a craftalong.....

1. afghan for baby hanky [ in progress ]
2. afghan for baby curley
3. bookmarks from paint chips laying around [finished jan. 9, 2010]
4. cover inside of cedar chest...with what i'm not sure [finished jan. 9,2010]
5. recycled magazine bowls for me and mom
6. alphabet magnets for my house
7. domino magnets for dad's house
8. felt applique' throw for kate
9. weave rug from scrap materials...i've never done this before
10. homemade dryer sheets
11. decoupage something
12. recycled grocery bag from grocery bags
13. crochet washcloths for dad and mom
14. tie pillows with sports and beers t-shirts for stac and mike [ in progressssss]
15. christmas tree skirt for mom
16. tampon  cases for the ladies in my life.
17. finish hank's growth chart
18. crochet up some baby bibs for baby shower gifts.
19. car organizer out of t-shirts for kid toys.
20. conjure up a slouchy beret for myself
21. make a giant yahtzee scoredboard
22. make some curtain tie-backs
23. afghan for mom-in-law
24. crafty housewarming something for dad-in-laws new house
25. fridge magnet game....tic-tac-toe?
26. baby mobile
27. sailor bracelets for my sisters
28. backward's clock for dad's bathroom
29.conjure up a cute brooooooch for my new coat. [finished. jan. 13, 2010]





i'll start with this and work my way up.... :-*


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 08, 2010 11:59:43 AM
nice list--a growth chart!!  That would be a great project but you have to get it done quickly since the little ones grow so fast!! ha ha


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: ageddert on January 08, 2010 12:53:29 PM
HELP! I am so exited and inspired by that needle point box that I went out and bought supplies. I am confused on how to transfer a pattern onto the canvas to get started. and i am having trouble finding a good tutorial.. and suggestions?  ;D

My wonderful best friend just suprised me with an early early bday present- a camera just for photoing all of my new crafts to make a portfolio! So, I am going to snap away and hopefully have some new stuff to post tonight :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 08, 2010 01:08:37 PM
ageddert:

I remember using a craftster tutorial, I think it was this one:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=127932.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=127932.0)

There's also this on craftzine:

http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2007/01/needlepoint_nintendo_ds_case_m.html

I know that when I did mine, I had a different size of mesh, so I had to recount and figure out the pattern myself based on the tute.  And of course I never made a pattern of it, because that would have made too much sense :P

You must have missed this post. You can follow the chart without drawing on your canvas or, color it in with pencils or even permanent markers.  Good luck and have fun!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: ageddert on January 08, 2010 01:30:35 PM
I saw that and thank you so much for posting it. My dilemma is i have never done any needlepoint before and on that tutorial she just says "needle point away". I am having trouble finding a good tutorial for the basics.

but I just kind of jumped in and i think it is easier than it looked..
we'll, see!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 08, 2010 01:45:54 PM
This link might help:

http://needlepoint.about.com/od/needlepointknowhow/u/NeedlepointBasics_01.htm

Can't wait to see how you make out!  Good for you for jumping in!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on January 08, 2010 02:13:11 PM
Here is a pic of my stars with a quarter for size reference. Good thing I have a year to make enough!  :D



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 08, 2010 02:25:15 PM
I like them better than the ones I was going to try--they were each woven and then puffed out--that would take me until 2015 to complete--may I ask what sort of paper are you using?  Looks like it would have to be super lightweight?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on January 08, 2010 02:44:58 PM
Actually the paper is pretty tough, which might be why they are so hard to "pop". I bought a pack of Christmas scrapbook paper, its the thicker kind, almost like cardstock. I wanted them do be durable though!  ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Sera unravled on January 08, 2010 02:57:33 PM
Well I finished knitting a hat today so now I'm done with 4 projects.  I will probably post pics tomorrow.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Britness on January 08, 2010 04:39:05 PM
Thanks to all for the comments and advice on my yoga pants. i also found a link on http://community.livejournal.com/t_shirt_surgery/3597625.html?page=2#comments where the lady said she had to redo the waistband do to the t-shirt will stretch out over time, so they say you do in deed need drawstring or elastic so i guess i didnt do so bad.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: kittyvettech on January 08, 2010 05:18:37 PM
I am so excited to start this. What a good way to stay motivated. Here goes...Bold is work in progress, crossed out is done.

1.  Felt food (for my daughters play kitchen)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=331193)
2.  Lounge pants for my hubby
3.  A stuffed cat (that you can take body parts out of, gross I know, but I work at a vet. We like gross) I totally borrowed the idea from a craftster that did it with a bear.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=328471)
4.  Play outfit for my daughter (she picked out Diego fabric)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=320225)

5.  A fabric holder/bag with an embroidered snake skeleton for my hubby
6.  Dress for my daughter
7.  Scrubs for work
8.  A recipe book
9.  A diabetes book for my Grandma (recipes and info)
10.  Shirt for my sister-n-law
11.  New coat for me
12.  Cape for my baby brother (he's 26 not really a baby I guess)
13.  Sheet recon
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=320430)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=320428)
14. Sushi cupcakes
 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=233675.msg2553463#msg2553463
Cutest thing ever!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=323275)
15.  Felt name book. I love these and need to make one for my daughter.
That is all I have for now but that is enough to get started I think. I look forward to adding more later.
16.  A coupon book (to hold the coupons that are randomly flying through my purse right now)
17.  A new purse, I'm not sure of what yet
18.  Baby to Toddler swap Awesome first swap!
19.  Tablecloth tent/fort for my little
20. A german pillow
21. Disect a snake for the hubby
22. Yoga pants
23.  Cozy for hubbys recreational fun stuff
24.  Recipe Swap
I am so behind...I need to get my craft on ASAP!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: dragonslair on January 08, 2010 05:26:59 PM
50 projects ..... mission possible??? ???
hope you don't mind if I join
1.   Beanie for Mike
2.   Scarf for Mike
3.   Kokeshi
4.   Kokeshi
5.   Kokeshi
6.   Kokeshi
7.   Coaster Set
8.   mug Cozy
9.   Book Tote
10. hoodie
11. gwen's sweater
12. friendship mittens for mom
13. market bag
14. market bag
15. mike's blanket
16. deven sweater
17. duncan vest
18. kate slippers
19. duncan slippers
20. friendship mittens for mike... customized pattern
21. my baby mittens
22. my baby mittens
23. beanie for gwen
24. creepy cute cleric
25. creepy cute bride
26. creepy cute bride
27. crochet flowers for may
28. scarf for gwen
29. scarf for deven
30. christmas ami
31. christmas ami
32. christmas ami
33. christmas ami
34. white shawl
35. coasters
36. coasters
37. coasters
38. slippers
39. slippers
40.  January Blocks
41. February Blocks
42. March Blocks
43. April Blocks
44. May Blocks
45. June Blocks
46. July Blocks
47. August Blocks
48. September Blocks
49. October Blocks
50. November Blocks
51. December Blocks


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: lady4feet on January 08, 2010 06:31:39 PM
Yay I finished 3 things! But my camera battery died...so I guess I'll post links/pics tomorrow, no scratch that I'm going to be sitting at a deer processing station all day so Sunday then.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pantsafari on January 08, 2010 06:59:38 PM
1. Ringbearer Pillow and purse for my friends wedding. (Im counting this as one since they both need to be done for the same event)
2. Finish Tshirt Quilt
3. Finish Devils Puzzle Quilt
4. Add legs to, and refinish end table thingie (that currently houses crafty supplies)
5. Snake Scarf For Megan
6. Re-Line Lavendar winter coat
7. Finish Snowflake scarf for myself
8. Quilt for my nephew
9. baby mahem for my sister in law! (once we find out what shes having)
10. more baby stuff for friend Rachel (its a girl!)
11. more baby stuff for friend chelsea (its a boy!)
12. taggie banket (its half done)
13.Crafting for whimsie swap
14.crafting for frugal living swap
15.2 soda can picture frames


One down!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: ArtzKnitz on January 08, 2010 07:27:24 PM
I am in and very happy to see some familiar faces from the one-and-only swap I've entered thus far--it's like meeting old friends online. :-*
Another reason I'm in is to help me organize myself and also to help me learn to be more computer literate.  I have to learn to post these things myself. :-[ 
Also, it's a great way to stay connected to my talented daughter. :)
And C (ha-ha), I love being connected to all of you talented artist/creator/craftsters. :D
So here goes the first part of my list--not necessarily to be completed in order (I'm actually not home at the moment; am posting from my sister's computer.  But I am still busy knitting and sewing when time allows).
1.  organize craft room  (I wish I'd taken "before" pictures of my yarn mess)
2.  sister's "hoody-scarf"
3.  felted fruits and vegetables for O
4.  purse made from felted thrift-store sweaters
5.  finish Jake's "man-bag"
6.  finish my chunky vest (could do it in one day if I'd only do it.  Love to knit; hate to   sew pieces together, but must admit I'm learning to love it)
7.  altered puzzles for craft room decor (can't wait for altered puzzle swap #3--have  burning ideas)
8.  beaded handles/straps/embellisments for felted purses (must learn to use new beading loom)
9.  knitted asymetrical sweater for O
10. knitted cupcakes for O
11. design and knit awesome, incredible, custom chullo for self to wear camping
12. pink afghan for best friend's grand-daughter
13. scarf with Noni yarn for Jody
14. scarf with Noni yarn for Meghan
15. scarf with Noni yarn for Katie
16. black-and-white baby blanket for April
17. finish owl-cable wrist-warmers for bunnyface
18. finish owl-cable wrist-warmers for A
19. knit felted bag (and hopefully keep track of what I've done so I can do it again)
20. O's apron for her kitchen
Oh, my goodness--is that only 20?  Seems like that'll keep me busy forever.  But I am rarin' to go.  And I'm off to work on the hoody-scarf (see #2).  I am not much of a communicator, I'm warning you all in advance.  I will check in once a week or so.  Please know that I am in awe of everyone's skill and beautiful projects--and also in awe of all the communication back and forth on this thread (alwaysinmyroom never fails to impress me with her fantastic feedback to every post). I somehow cannot keep up with it all.  But it all gets read and stored up in my old-fashioned brain.
Happy 2010 to everyone.  The knitting needles beckon. 



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 08, 2010 07:34:16 PM
welcome friend! :)

uh, why do you think my user name is "alwaysinmyroom" ;)

seriously, I work in the computer field so I am on all day and inbetween customers, calls, taxes, etc., I just jump in and out--multi-task!  I am a salaried employee so as long as I work my 50 hours a week or more, it is good!
Plus, it is a great stress relief and keeps me energized all day!

I love the members, the mods, and I feel so much joy in seeing everyone's creations...it is life affirming!

Can't wait to see you cross off items off your awesome list!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: kttgoth on January 08, 2010 09:55:04 PM
Hi, my names Raechel {Hi Raechel}
AND I'm a Craft-a-holic {applause}

Longtime Lurker, first time poster. lol

I think this is a great way to get myself motivated, and have a few people kick me if i am not on track.  So, here goes nothing.

1. At least 25 Art works big, small, whatever.
2. Make an altered puzzle.
3. Artistic rendition of myself in the year of 2010, one page per month of emotions.
4. Laptop Carrier.
5. 10 Bustle Skirts. [ I usually crank out 5 a year, so up the stakes]
6. make 50 things out of thrift store finds.
7. ORGANIZE for the love of GOD.
8. Build and decorate furniture for bedroom.
9. Make curtains for bedroom.
10. Decorate half finished Moulin Rouge/ French bathroom.
11. crochet 50 things.
12. Hold at least 10 photo sessions this year, and aim for perfection.
13. Finnish all Paper Beads.
14. Finnish Rainbow Skirt.
15. Draw at least 5 things.
  Doodles do not count!
16. Make 1 apron.
17. Make a bed comforter slip for a down comforter.
18. Make a rabid zombie bunny doll.
[ plush?]
19. Try hand at screen-printing or stenciling.
20. make a sock monkey.


That's all I have so far, but I will add to this list later.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: DeannaLynn06 on January 08, 2010 10:24:43 PM
So I have been going through my fabric and have come up with 40 projects that use just what I have in my stash, without even having to go to the store for extras at all. I am so glad that I am doing this and the destash-a-long.

Now the trick, do only those projects and not go buy any extras.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 08, 2010 10:31:02 PM
My next thing that I'm going to do other than swap stuff is make my dad a platapus. He thinks it's funny to talk about platapus' and I'm going to surprise him. Hopefully he'll shut up. But when I finish I'm gonna show you guys first. :D

Also gonna make him 2 notre dame appliqued fleece pillows. He keeps saying "OH THANK YOU" and grabbing Josh's (My bf, but from now on, I will call him Josh.) (And no, name is not changed.) hearthstone pillow. So there. :P He'll have no excuse.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: ragdoll193 on January 08, 2010 11:22:12 PM
I made progress tonight!

1.   Blanket for gram
2.   Tea Wallets for me, Ryan's Mom, Ryan, Aunt Val (1 finished + 1 practice)
3.   Felted wool hat (knit OR crochet)
4.   Ryan’s scarf
5.   Hat to match scarf
6.   Scarf to match purple crochet hat
7.   Snowflake ornaments/garland[/b
8.   KNIT SOCKS
9.   Bookmark for swap
10.   Ryan and my letter shirts for AΦΩ

tomorrow after ice sating with my little cousins, I will probably make more tea wallets, they are so easy once you get a method down (and your iron doesn't turn itself off without you knowing) already own the fabrics, so I don't need to make a craft run, yay!
though, I went to michael's today with my gift card and made sure that my purchase didn't go over $25 since i thought that was the amount, then the cashier told me the balance was about $13! yay for more crafty money :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: playswithneedles on January 09, 2010 12:25:07 AM
Hi, my names Raechel {Hi Raechel}
AND I'm a Craft-a-holic {applause}

Longtime Lurker, first time poster. lol

I think this is a great way to get myself motivated, and have a few people kick me if i am not on track.  So, here goes nothing.

1. At least 25 Art works big, small, whatever.
2. Make an altered puzzle.
3. Artistic rendition of myself in the year of 2010, one page per month of emotions.
4. Laptop Carrier.
5. 10 Bustle Skirts. [ I usually crank out 5 a year, so up the stakes]
6. make 50 things out of thrift store finds.
7. ORGANIZE for the love of GOD.
8. Build and decorate furniture for bedroom.
9. Make curtains for bedroom.
10. Decorate half finished Moulin Rouge/ French bathroom.
11. crochet 50 things.
12. Hold at least 10 photo sessions this year, and aim for perfection.
13. Finnish all Paper Beads.
14. Finnish Rainbow Skirt.
15. Draw at least 5 things.
  Doodles do not count!
16. Make 1 apron.
17. Make a bed comforter slip for a down comforter.
18. Make a rabid zombie bunny doll.
[ plush?]
19. Try hand at screen-printing or stenciling.
20. make a sock monkey.


That's all I have so far, but I will add to this list later.


Hi Raechel,
Congrats on being a Craft-a-holic!
That's quite a list you have. You said it was only 20, but its a huge list when you consider 25 pieces of art, 10 bustle skirts, 50 thrifty recons, and crochet 50 things, in addition to everything else you listed! You must be younger and faster than me  ;D

I for one will be cheering you on. I love looking at everyone's lists. And its even more fun when things get crossed off and pictures posted! I have several things in progress and may be able to check and cross some things off by the end of the weekend. yay


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: bunnyface on January 09, 2010 12:37:46 AM
Hooray!  One week into the new year, I have my first project done!  (Well, the hard part is done, and the easy part just needs to wait until I have printer ink to print)  I got my Eye Spy bag done, and I love it!  It's 12:30 here, and I have an early day tomorrow, so I'll post pics when I get home (hopefully by then it will be all the way done), I'm just so proud to have finished something off my list!  And it should keep my bug nice and occupied tomorrow.

Oh, and while I'm at it, I've added a couple things to my list.

1. Eye spy bag for O 1/9/10
2. Button wreath
3. One page (at least) in my altered book journal each week (0/52) Better get on it for this week!
4. Knitting needle roll
5. Taggy book
6. Felt food for O (not sure how to break this up, as I hope to make lots!  It will probably be more than one item on my list, maybe I'll count every 5 or so...)
7. Paint picnic table
8. Felted bowls/boxes
9. Le Sac dress
10. Necklace for Sister
11. Embroidered napkin set
12. Leg warmer socks
13. Finish ABC altered puzzle
14. Learn to carve my own stamps (since I bought a kit months ago)
15. Organize, organize, organize (since our tree's still up and filling up most of my work space)
16. Learn to crochet, make an amigurumi
17. Coffee cozy/sleeve of some sort
18. Felt mail kit for O


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: morrigan_le_faye on January 09, 2010 04:32:50 AM
I'm in again! Even though I couldn't manage to finish the 50 from last year. I'll try again!  ;) Give me some time to do my list...

I already have one finished project:
I organized my medieval stuff!
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333645.0



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Im Sew Silly on January 09, 2010 05:27:42 AM
i just had to say that the kitty cat just seems to complete that picture!
Looks like "okay, i am ready for my photo now..." hehe
great job to all who have some completed works. i have several IN the works...so posts with pics are to come... :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: gavagai on January 09, 2010 06:15:11 AM
You are all so craetive. I feel really lazy now, just sitting here looking at all the wonderful stuff that is posted. All I have done so far is to think of a couple of more things to add to my list, oh, and I did actually start on project #2, so at least I have gotten one project almost half done.  :D

#1 Messenger bag to wear to work. I really need one!
#2 Reusable shopping bag challenge contribution (I have an idea  :D)
#3 Finish my thread organizer shelf
#4 Make a pegboard organizer for my craft room

...to be continued...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: nirauan on January 09, 2010 06:34:16 AM
yay! i finished a project at last! the 'amy' hoodie pattern from burdastyle

linky - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333649.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333649.0)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: leighi123 on January 09, 2010 08:54:35 AM
My list so far....
Im doing a stash game for January, so Im hoping to get a lot done right away!


1.   make toddler roof toilet paper roll holder thing
2.   underwear for ds
3.   finally finish my world map quilt
4.   finish my I-spy quilt
5.   put scrapbook paper or something else up on the wall in my son’s school room.
6.   kids interactive wall calendar
7.   weather chart
8.   outgoing mail bag
9.   camera strap
10.   batik quilt
11.   some sort of wall art
12.   make my pillowcases less boring
13.   sewing machine covers for my singer, brother and serger
14.   new cover for mini ironing board
15.   thing to display kids artwork, I dunno what yet
16.   sign for Levi’s school
17.   sewing machine wall art for above my sewing tables
18.   some sort of bath mat/rug for the bathroom
19.   tyler’s shoes (soft sole baby shoes for a 21yr old!)
20.   make some more Montessori school activities
21.   drawstring blanket bag thing for the beach
22.   toddler size apron, maybe a paint smock thing too.
23.   draft a bumbo pattern and then make one!  (finally argh!)
24.   cushion for Levi’s school chair
25.   mat for Stinker fish’s table
26.   ant farm cover


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: dharma_rebel on January 09, 2010 09:25:14 AM
I finally uploaded the pictures of my finished items.

One is the bias cut skirt from One Yard Wonders. I might still add some ric rac to it.


Here is the tuxedo dress from this tutorial http://ohsohappytogether.blogspot.com/2009/07/roses-and-ruffles-t-shirt-to-toddler.html (http://ohsohappytogether.blogspot.com/2009/07/roses-and-ruffles-t-shirt-to-toddler.html)


Then this one was inspired by it


I've since cut the sleeves a bit smaller, and I want to do fluttery sleeves, hemmed like I did the bottom here, not sure what it's called

and then the ruffles on the butt. I think I'll put a couple more rows of them


I made a black one too, but haven't taken her pic in it yet. They are super easy, and I have a few more fun shirts I might try to work with.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: nirauan on January 09, 2010 09:31:06 AM

One is the bias cut skirt from One Yard Wonders. I might still add some ric rac to it.



ooooh what is 'One Yarn Wonders' please???


**I am supremely impressed with your output, your like a one woman sweat shop **


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 09, 2010 09:50:08 AM
nirauan--nice hoodie!  I would almost count the stenciling as a separate project--ha ha--love the colors

dharma_rebel--very cute tuxedo dress!  Also, the reconned Pink Floyd T is cute as well and a way to pass on that t-shirt to yet another generation!

Still am amazed at what you guys do with t-shirts--excellent to recycle


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pinokeeo on January 09, 2010 09:55:03 AM
Oh.  I'm lovin' the tuxedo dress.  So cute.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Dardrian on January 09, 2010 11:09:26 AM
This is what I have in mind so far...

1.   paper bead rainbow necklace
2.   sew an apron
3.   make soap
4.   bleach stenciled t-shirts
5.   shoji screen
6.   steampunk goggles
7.   dreadfall
8.   candles
9.   pet beds
10.   fused plastic shopping bag
11.   paint something abstract
12.   a Larry the Cucumber bag for PPD
13.   a zombie attack kit
14.   a choker
15.   invisible book shelves
16.   bottle cap necklace
17.   jewelry organizer for Mom
18.   fabric bowl
19.   upholstered headboard
20.   laundry hamper
21.   revamp old desk for crafting
22.   paint old warehouse window
23.   recover old blue suitcase
24.   recycled candles
25.   dollar store corset with zipties
26.   a place for my stuff box 
27.   bee covered coffee cup
28.   stenciled shirt for Michelle
29.   decoupage trunk
30.   tea candles
31.   pincushion
32.   RPG potions bottles
33.   door snake snake
34.   polyclay beads
35.   crochet a dishtowel (learn to crochet)
36.   sew small cross-stitch (learn to cross stitch)
37.   Complete needle punch scene (learn needle punch)
38.   Sew  a vest (for myself)
39.   Sew a valance for bedroom
40.   Alter choxies boxes
41.   Repaint old lamp and make new lampshade
42.   DS Case for Michelle
43.   Small stuffie
44.    sew a dress for Michelle

In case you're wondering, Michelle is my younger sister.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 09, 2010 11:14:43 AM
awesome list! so nice to make stuff for your sis!! can't wait to see the laundry hamper--not sure that is on any of the other lists! :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: princessacademy on January 09, 2010 11:53:10 AM
dharma_rebel- LOVE the T shirt dresses!! I need to figure out how to make some for my dd some! Since I paid like $35 for one on etsy! (I mean it WAS Jimi Hendrix)

:-)

the skirt is also super cute!
My friend Nickel and I keep looking at that 1 yard wonders book, but have yet to talk ourselves into shelling out the cash....


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: dharma_rebel on January 09, 2010 12:00:39 PM
Thanks, guys! I was lucky enough that Santa brought me my book. But here is the Amazon link if you wanna check it out: http://www.amazon.com/One-Yard-Wonders-Sewing-Fabric-Projects/dp/1603424490/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1263067066&sr=8-1 (http://www.amazon.com/One-Yard-Wonders-Sewing-Fabric-Projects/dp/1603424490/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1263067066&sr=8-1)

princessacademy -  I highly recommend the book. If you check out my list (link in my sig) you'll see that I plan on making a lot of stuff from it. Maybe you and your friend could share the book? Also, check out the blog link for the tut. It is seriously sooooo easy. And if you do it assembly line style, you'll have a bunch of cute dresses quickly!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: supermedic on January 09, 2010 12:04:02 PM
Nice work everyone.  Looks like everyone is moving right along and everything is coming together well.  Everything is beautiful and everyone has such different ideas and tastes.  i love that.  gives me inspiration.  keep it up
And thanks everyone for the compliments on my previous posts. 
I forgot this year I also made a Marine Corps snuggie for my brother (who is stationed in Ca lol) and unfortunately this did not come from my stash (marine corp fleece very very expensive at least for me $35 for fleece for this on sale at joanns) 
But I love it and hope he does too.  this is me wearing it because i haven't mailed it yet.  just finished this week and too much cold and snow to go out. lol.


And I made my hubby a pair of camo fleece lounging pants *with side pockets that he requested*.  This was made out of scraps left over from army quilt made for sons friend.  Loving the stash busting.  will post pic later of them since i forgot to take lol


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 09, 2010 12:19:24 PM
yay--projects to cross off your list!

It is always nice to make something for someone who is away from home...a little reminder each day that he is loved...nice job on your brother's throw!

Sometimes, we have to supplement our stash--especially if it is very specific fabric!  Like, who would happen to have Marine Corp fleece on hand...ha ha


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 09, 2010 12:24:35 PM
T.T I just spent 2.84 on brown fleece to make my dad a platypus. I'm using black fleece from my stash. Didn't buy any thread. (And I only bought the brown because it was on sale. Usually it's like... 4 to 8 dollars for fleece there. Depending on what kind it is.) I feel PRETTY good about it, but it's not really stash busting. It's turning out really cute though. I'll have to show you guys detail on the tail... I'm waffling it with topstitching to give it more detail. :) I'm really loving how cute it's turning out. I really wish I could keep it. I'm gonna tell him it's mine though, and see what he says. :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: angelcallie on January 09, 2010 12:45:27 PM
A platypus! What an awesome idea! It's worth the sale fabric and only half stash busting if you ask me. I think I need to add platypus to my own list now . . .

I can't wait to see it!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Casey1201 on January 09, 2010 02:28:52 PM
21. Organize my gosh dang fabric

Why yes I did!

First all my lovely patterned cottons, the organizer next to it has my solid color cottons, interfacings, and the top bin has scraps.

All the Fashion fabric with the Home dec:

And all my fleece and flannel:


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 09, 2010 02:57:56 PM
Very nice. I wish I could get my fabrics to look like that.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 09, 2010 04:21:36 PM
Casey1201--congrats! I am envious of your organization...I have no idea where to begin...

I am sure you will be flying through your projects now that you can see what you have!  Good job...are you for hire? ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Casey1201 on January 09, 2010 04:40:47 PM
If you saw the disgraceful way I was "storing" my fabric you would definitely not want to hire me haha. I dont have a craft room its more like a corner in our basement so storage room is limited. But this will definitely make it easier to find everything and know what I have. I want to acquire more just to fill up those shelves  ::)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 09, 2010 04:44:52 PM
At least my fabric is in bins...lots of bins...I sort of remember what I have but finding it is a nightmare...but, I am not buying anymore until I have at least one bin empty--no more room for bins!!

I am using a piece of plaid from 1999 and some fleece to make something for a swap, so at least I am making a tiny tiny tiny dent!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 09, 2010 05:24:29 PM
I FINISHED MY PLATYPUS TODAY!! >> And I just sent it off with my bf to have it taken over to my dad's house. BUT I TOOK PICTURES! I'll give you the link when I post.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 09, 2010 05:46:25 PM
On the crap computer (read: My computer), so I can't go back and modify at this time. :( I brought the link though!! :)

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333724.0

Please look and review! I'd really appreciate it. It's not that great, but I've never made a plush exactly like that before. That's my third.

(I'm going to add more to my second later and make more hearthstones. More tiny ones! YAY!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: raeraethejetplane on January 09, 2010 06:47:23 PM
That platypus doll is rad! Amazing detail on the tail.

I am hungrily looking at all the sewing projects. My first sewing machine is being shipped to me from the other coast. I can't wait!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on January 09, 2010 07:11:57 PM
Your platypus is very cute!!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 09, 2010 07:21:57 PM
wow--you did a fantastic job on that tail!!! love his expression! and he is HUGE!!!

Can't wait to hear what your dad's reaction was!

raerae--yeah for getting your sewing machine soon!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 09, 2010 07:34:05 PM
:) Thanks a lot guys! I really appreciate your comments. I get to punch him if he says "Did ya get me that platypus yet? Dank you dank you I love you!!" I'm really getting tired of hearing that. But he'll be surprised. I just told him I was making a hat and scarf.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: ageddert on January 09, 2010 08:18:15 PM
I made a bright orange platypus out of pipe cleaner once but yours is way cuter! i love him. your dad is lucky.

My dang computer is down  :-[ I feel empty without it.. lol

so i am on a borrowed one and i cant post pics yet but I am so exited to soon!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: kttgoth on January 09, 2010 09:36:42 PM
Hi, my names Raechel {Hi Raechel}
AND I'm a Craft-a-holic {applause}

Longtime Lurker, first time poster. lol

I think this is a great way to get myself motivated, and have a few people kick me if i am not on track.  So, here goes nothing.

1. At least 25 Art works big, small, whatever.
2. Make an altered puzzle.
3. Artistic rendition of myself in the year of 2010, one page per month of emotions.
4. Laptop Carrier.
5. 10 Bustle Skirts. [ I usually crank out 5 a year, so up the stakes]
6. make 50 things out of thrift store finds.
7. ORGANIZE for the love of GOD.
8. Build and decorate furniture for bedroom.
9. Make curtains for bedroom.
10. Decorate half finished Moulin Rouge/ French bathroom.
11. crochet 50 things.
12. Hold at least 10 photo sessions this year, and aim for perfection.
13. Finnish all Paper Beads.
14. Finnish Rainbow Skirt.
15. Draw at least 5 things.
  Doodles do not count!
16. Make 1 apron.
17. Make a bed comforter slip for a down comforter.
18. Make a rabid zombie bunny doll.
[ plush?]
19. Try hand at screen-printing or stenciling.
20. make a sock monkey.


That's all I have so far, but I will add to this list later.


Hi Raechel,
Congrats on being a Craft-a-holic!
That's quite a list you have. You said it was only 20, but its a huge list when you consider 25 pieces of art, 10 bustle skirts, 50 thrifty recons, and crochet 50 things, in addition to everything else you listed! You must be younger and faster than me  ;D

I for one will be cheering you on. I love looking at everyone's lists. And its even more fun when things get crossed off and pictures posted! I have several things in progress and may be able to check and cross some things off by the end of the weekend. yay

Your right.  I woke up today and I thought to myself how much I already get done in a year.  AND my list is JUST fine the way it is.  I have more than enough to keep myself busy.  [ btw, I constantly have at least 5 projects going at once.  lol]


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: raeraethejetplane on January 09, 2010 10:36:58 PM
kttgoth, I love that you will be doing a self portrait representing each month of the year. :) I'm having a very reflective time in my life which is resulting in self portraits.

Also, you can also count certain things and multiple numbers. i.e. 11-15. Crochet 50 things.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: kttgoth on January 09, 2010 11:48:13 PM
kttgoth, I love that you will be doing a self portrait representing each month of the year. :) I'm having a very reflective time in my life which is resulting in self portraits.

Also, you can also count certain things and multiple numbers. i.e. 11-15. Crochet 50 things.

You make so much sense.  I wonder why I have a deathwish when it comes to how many projects I want to complete.  lol


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 10, 2010 01:09:28 AM
I'm the same way ktt. I do swaps too, so I wonder just how much I'll suffer from trying to do all of my projects. T.T


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: gavagai on January 10, 2010 01:27:41 AM
Love the platypus! So cute!

I am thinking about adding "get a new flat and decorate it" as one of my projects for 2010. Maybe that's a bit big to be just one project though.  :D We live in a student flat right now, meaning its a flat we can rent as long as we can prove that we are students. The problem is, we are not students any more, so when they decide to check that we will have to move. I have calculated that they should check sometime around July (based on previous checks), so by then we need to have found somewhere else to live. We both have jobs and everything (although not too well paid), so it's not really a financial problem, but it's hard to find a good flat in our town and since we have a little toddler we would really like it to be near her preschool and our jobs and not too small and we would like to find somewhere where we would like to stay for a while. No fun moving around with a two year old. It's tricky, trying to decide what is good enough or not when we have this time limit and don't know if we will have time to find a better flat than the ones we may find now.

That's not really a craft project I guess, but once we do find a flat (which I hope we will  :-\) it will have to be decorated, and that's going to be a huge (and fun) project.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Glamis on January 10, 2010 02:09:02 AM
finding a flat might not be a craft project but decorating sure is. So it is one project at all. Good luck with your search!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010 Texas Tote bag
Post by: Britness on January 10, 2010 03:50:57 AM
number 6 a reversible tote bag











1.Ballerina Pink Nightie https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3846467#msg3846467

2: Pink Purse Restored -( I started this Dec 31 2009, but just finished sewing on the pink fur last night) https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332670.msg3841978#msg3841978

3.plushie
4:big black and white abstract on canvas with acrylic  for bedroom
5:headboard makeover
6:aprons
7:dish soap apron
8:night gown restored to cami
9:decoupage wooden spoons
10: donate a craft
11: fleece slippers
12: 12:1 scale shadow box
13: tissue holder for purse
14: learn to knit
15: things i knitted
16:
17:
18:
19:
20: Yoga pants recon from t-shirt .....https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3852097#msg3852097
21:felt a sweater
22: make things from felted sweater
23:
24:Reversible Tote
25: ORGANIZE AND REDESIGN MY CRAFT ROOM! (that gonna take forever)
25: make socks
26:make a new beaded necklace https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333194.msg3848186#msg3848186
27:make a t-shirt 3 tier dress
28:make a maxi DRESS
29: learn to quilt
30: make quilted bag
31:make quilted accessories
32: make new gel eye mask (mine started leaking last night that i had)
33: make skirt out of jeans
34: sew a case for TOMTOM gps
35:make pink fleece wrap
36:make journal
37:paint more
38: create a trash holder for car.
39: a pin cushion like like this one https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=297863.0
40: purse organizer
41: A paint brush pouch for my friend
42: Sewing machine cover
43:spreadable toy for my African Grey
44: Frog towel hoodie for my doghttps://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3846679#msg3846679
45: Poppet- those are so cute!!!!
46: Ballerina Slippers
47: build a dress form
48:pillow
49: bag to give in swap
50:tea bag large wallet


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on January 10, 2010 07:29:52 AM
Progress!  ;D
1.Practice underbust corset – Finished 01/02/10 (no pic yet)
2.black underbust corset with steel boning
3.pajamas or longjohns of skully thermal fabric
4.recon 4 t-shirts
5.Edward t-shirt
6.table runner for Mom
7.black & white cover for tan down throw – 58” x 50”
8.black & white or hot pink pillow shams for bed
9.New Moon tulip hair clips
10.antique gold bird necklace – Finished 01/08/10
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=320500)
11.chunky black bead necklace – Finished 01/08/10
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=320497)
12.multi-strand silver chain necklace
13.reorganize spices and make new labels
14.recon boring denim blazer (dye, stencil, add trims)
15.dye polkadot shirt pink
16.bleach & dye my hair – Finished 01/01/10

17.scoodie
18.try modding some bras
19.ironing board covers (large and tabletop)
20.wirework pendants
21.mini art quilt (maybe for MAQ Swap)
22.dress to wear to cousin's May 1 wedding in Shreveport
23.bath robes for me and mom
24.swap journal
25.fascinator
26.Quilt portrait of Ellie
27.Strawberry Shortcake Halloween costume
28.paint shelf and ladle hot pink and hang in bedroom
29._______ for BBW Swap – Finished 01/07/1001/08/10
30._____ for BBW Swap – Finished 01/08/10
31.________ for BBW Swap – Finished 01/08/10
32. bunch of earrings- finished 01/08/10 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333767.msg3855514#msg3855514


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pinokeeo on January 10, 2010 09:18:33 AM
Looks like you've been really busy.  Good job.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: lady4feet on January 10, 2010 09:26:44 AM
Here's what I've completed so far.

Sweater recon you can see here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=224654.msg3855655#msg3855655 I posted in the thread of the tute I used.

Cat throw for my parents cat, very simple it's just to go at the end of my parents bed. Back story, I live in AL but my parents live in OH. I had a stray have kittens in my basement and they came down from Ohio to pick one up and they named her Bama. Hence the Bama fabric, I'm not a Bama fan I'm an Auburn Fan but they didn't like the name Aubie so I had to swallow my pride and buy some Bama fabric.



Dress for my doll. This is MarySara who as you can see is quite old well my dog decided it would be fun to use her as a toy, not something you should do with and antique doll! I had already decided she needed a new dress (she was in a stained up baby nightgown looking thing) so I sewed up all the hole my dog put in her and made her this dress. I'm not really happy with it, I wanted to make the top a solid blue and the skirt part the print but didn't have enough blue fabric.





Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: kttgoth on January 10, 2010 09:36:04 AM
I'm the same way ktt. I do swaps too, so I wonder just how much I'll suffer from trying to do all of my projects. T.T

I'm scared of swaps right now, but I'm still a newbie, so I'm sure that's usual.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on January 10, 2010 09:39:56 AM
I love that sweater tute, too! I just had to comment on the kitten named Bama. My cousin has a Bluetick Coonhound she rescued from death row at a shelter in AL and named Bama.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 10, 2010 10:57:13 AM
not sure if I could have swallowed my pride and make ANYTHING Bama related...ha ha

love the sweater recon and tute

looking forward to a lot of posts maybe tomorrow...hope everyone had a crafty weekend!

oh--almost forgot to comment on the doll dress--I think it is good that you were able to repair the old doll and make it new clothes...I did that with my old doll and my sister's as well!  At least she is no longer naked!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: karimusbunch on January 10, 2010 11:20:42 AM
sorry i haven't been on in a while, guess i'm just a slowpoke. :) luckily, i still have 355 days, right?
anyway, i have started on my first project, but it's a big one, so it'll probably be on the back burner any day now as i start some smaller things...

it's my baby blanket quilt, and i'm using hexagon paper pieces. i feel really ambitious, because i'm not much of a seamstress, and this is my first quilt.


this makes me look organized. :)
50/2010: 1 WIP

blogged @ karimusBUNCH.blogspot.com


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 10, 2010 11:24:21 AM
Nice start--and yes, you do look organized!  How many more pieces do you need or are you done cutting out?

how big will it be and are you using a pattern?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: karimusbunch on January 10, 2010 11:36:46 AM
Nice start--and yes, you do look organized!  How many more pieces do you need or are you done cutting out?
how big will it be and are you using a pattern?

no pattern, just going with the flow. i found a mini-tutorial here: http://www.thimbleblossoms.com/Thimble_Blossoms/Hexagon_Quilt_Tutorial.html
there's no pattern or definite size. i found a template for the hexagons on flickr, and actually made them bigger in microsoft word. i've used less than half of each blanket, so if i decide it's not big enough, i can always cut out more. :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 10, 2010 01:25:08 PM
Very organized Karimusbunch!
I haven't made too much progress. But I guess I'm still working on swap stuff. 10 days left before sendouts, and I still have a bunch to do.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: soorawn on January 10, 2010 02:01:43 PM
Arf!  At last!
You see... when I found this thread I wanted to join immediately... but first I had to go through the (currently +58 pages) whole topic.  And I am stubborn.  It's taken me a few days, but I did it.  I've enjoyed seeing the various lists and first finished projects.  You all are full of ideas and this place is so inspiring!  By joining I intend to boost my creativity a little and, very especially, motivate myself.  I need a good kick and this might help me.  I'll just try.
I have been preparing a list as well, thinking of all my unfinished projects and all the things I have in mind to do soon.  I don't have 50 yet, but I am not concerned - a lot more will come during the year.  Also I am pretty sure I won't be able to finish all these things in my list, since some of the projects are going to take me forever.  Some are stuff I really need as of yesterday, some I've never tried but I want to, some are things I haven't done for a while even though I love them.  Well, here goes my initial, draft, introductory proposed list of potential projects for this year:

1-Finish a dress for a friend - WIP.  I should have finished it already, but I am way to slow T.T
2-A gym bag for my significant one.  With luck he'll get it for St Valentine...
3-Pyjamas.  If possible, 2.  I'm in big need of them, and I have the fabric already.
4-Red velvet top.
5-Cream velvet top.
6-Suit - WIP.  It's already cut.
7-Coat.  I want one of those lovely things with wide skirts and fitted at the waist.  But this'll probably be one of my last projects, since I have a rather new coat already...
8-Trousers.  Two pairs at least along the year.
9-x-stitch a bookmark and laminate it.
10-Bag for meals, bento-style.  It'll probably be a handbag roomy enough for my lunches.
11-Finish tute for my website.  It's a very detailed one... when I finish this, I'll explain better.  WIP.
12-Finish red dress -WIP.  This is a lovely silk long dress I wanted for a dance.  I fell ill and couldn't finish it or go to the dance, and it's been hanging there in my wardrobe for ages, lacking lining and sleeves.  I think it's time to finish it!
13-Summer blouse -got the most interesting pintucked fabric for it!
14-Try making some undies.  I see a pattern here... it looks like everybody wants to try this :D
15-Shorts for sleeping.  The pyjamas are great for winter, but the rest of the year I settle for an old t-shirt and some comfy shorts.  I already made a pair in satin and they're great.  Time for more!
16-Corset.  Totally new at this.  One day I'll gather the courage to draft this pattern and go for it.
17-Finish lace gloves - WIP.  I should have tried to make my first pair of gloves out of something solid  :P ::).  If I everWhen I finish them they're going to look so smart, though.
18-Doll.  A biggish one.  New skill to learn here.
19-Ferret plush.  I found a pattern that looks way too cute not to do this!
20-Backgammon.  I'm painting the board on glass and the tokens will be made of resin.
21-Handbag.  A really pretty, eye-turning, interesting one.  We'll see.
22-Fix blue skirt.  It's a very long skirt that got caught in the bus doors and ripped.  The bottom has got a lot of lacey stuff though, so I have to cut carefully and redesign the whole hem.  I just cannot reconstruct the badly harmed old one.
23-Make some new magazine holders out of PC, or mend the old ones.
24-Rack for DVDs.  Probably out of hard cardboard that I'll line with something.
25-Bombonieres/lavender bags.  Ok, this is in the list, I wrote it myself some time at night before falling asleep.  Don't ask me why I wanted to, it seemed a good idea at the time.  I'll eventually end up remember what I wanted to do with them.
26-Finish Anna Sui skirt - WIP.  This is something I started months ago, to emulate a really beautiful design someone here in Craftster pointed out to.  It only needs hemming now, and the pockets, but I interrupted the work when I moved to my new room and I haven't touched it since...
27-Make some paper - WIP.  Began to prepare it in a whim, to be able to reuse a fair amount of tissue paper I wasted trying to clean the sole of my iron.  I've wanted to do this for a long time, so...

That's it at the moment.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 10, 2010 03:02:14 PM
1. Medieval Faire outfit #1
2. Medieval Faire outfit #2
3. recon t-shirt skirt
4. button down shirt
5. pajama pants for me
6. pajama pants for wife
7. dashiki for me
8. wallet for a guy friend
9. long maxi halter dress
10. baby quilt for a friend
11. infinity dress
12. patchwork tiered skirt
13. patchwork dress
14. recon corduroy pants with side insets
15. rockabilly cherry dress
16. recon bedsheet top
17. recon bedsheet dress
18. recon bedsheet skirt (I have a LOT of sheets to use! LOL!)
19. pull on shorts
20. bubble tree applique wall hanging for living room
21. sewing machine cover
22. serger cover
23. medieval leather shoes
24. black wool cloak for Medieval Faire (may have to be for next year, as this year's is coming up in only a couple weeks   )
25. appliqued, corduroy messenger bag
26. set of MATCHING reusable shopping bags - at least 6
27. duffle bag (possibly Amy Butler Weekender?)
28. set of 6 season-generic placemats for our dining table
29. gauze pants and tunic outfit for the beach
30. long sleeve top from
31. purse (unsure on style/size)
32. purse (unsure on style/size)
33. sundress (unsure on style/size)
34. sundress (unsure on style/size)
35. organize office/craft room 100%
36. purchase and hang a shadowbox or shelves for whimsy collection
37.
38.
39.
40.
41.
42.
43.
44.
45.
46.
47.
48.
49.
50.

A note on #35...this means to find a suitable container or 2 for WIPs instead of a flapless cardboard box, eliminating the boxes and bags with potential eBay sellables in them on the other side of the room, cleaning up the bookcase so it only houses BOOKS and bookmarks...etc.  My room is constantly in a state of flux, usually about 70% organized chaos and 30% TOTAL chaos and I'm tired of it  >:(  Damnit!  LOL!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 10, 2010 03:52:48 PM
@soorawn - I have a question about your number 19 item, is the ferret plush pattern a bought item or is it free? I want to make a ferret plush SO badly, (I absolutely ADORE ferrets) but I can't buy patterns on the internet.

@TheSapphireMoon- I feel the same way, but I only have a desk and closet, and only about 20-30% of my things are in ORGANIZED chaos, and the other 70-80% is unorganized T.T I will have to take a picture of my closet for you guys.
I'm adding that to my list as well. Get organized.

What I've done so far:
Hearthstone Pillow
Hearthstone decoration
Platypus pillow. (Dad LOVES it btw!) ;D

T.T I feel sad now. I only finished 3 things so far. Oh well. I guess I had better get back to working. :P I think it's plush for me time!!

I absolutely LOVE all your guys' progress! I really want to see an action shot of that medieval dress TheSapphireMoon, that thing is GORGEOUS.  :) I'm curious, what is a dashiki?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: lady4feet on January 10, 2010 04:53:54 PM


A note on #35...this means to find a suitable container or 2 for WIPs instead of a flapless cardboard box, eliminating the boxes and bags with potential eBay sellables in them on the other side of the room, cleaning up the bookcase so it only houses BOOKS and bookmarks...etc.  My room is constantly in a state of flux, usually about 70% organized chaos and 30% TOTAL chaos and I'm tired of it  >:(  Damnit!  LOL!

lol that sounds like my craft room! A good WIP container that I've found, well depending on your projects size, are the vinyl bags that sheets and the like come in. All the ones we buy have zippers so no worries about curious ferrets, cats or dogs invading them.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on January 10, 2010 05:01:56 PM
Okay!!  I have my list and I am excited about it.  A few of them are broken down, some of them are rather large, but this is how they make sense to me!

I am striving to do a solid 95% of handmade gifts this year (not including my brothers in law who always, ALWAYS do a money exchange between the three brothers of the exact same amount which is, of course, the stupidest possible idea).  And everything else that isn't handmade is simply because I had already purchased them with an eye toward the future.  I am also trying, as much as possible, to repurpose items for gifts.  This isnt possible with everything - I am basing what I try to repurpose on what I'm making, not the other way around - but I am trying.  So like most of the picture frames for my Wordle art has already been purchased, a fabric for shirred scarves and lace trim scarves, etc. are from garage sales, stuff given to me, or The Salvation Army's Family Store (my personal favorite place to shop since the manager tells me when stuff I'm looking for comes in and I get an extra 25% off - I work there!  :D  well, not at the store, but at The Salvation Army)

Anyway....

1.  Organize craft room!  - IN PROGRESS, but definitely getting close!!
2.  3 felt picture frames for craft room done 1/10/10!
3.  Advent wreath, wreath for decor done 1/3/10 and 1/9/10!
4.  Wreath for s-i-l for Christmas done 1/9/10!
5.  Interchangeable gold chain for pendants and pins done 1/3/10!
6.  12 Wordles (sand and paint secondhand frames, write and print wordles, matt on scrapbook paper) all for birthday presents
7.  Paint and stencil coffee table
8.  Paint 4 small ceramic vases for flower arrangements
9.  Transformers boxers and pajama pants for the husband's birthday
10. Coaster sets of 4 (2 sets on hand for misc. gifts, 3 sets for specific gifts)
11. Heart felted scarves (3 kid, 2 adult)
12. 4 canvases with humorous quotes for anniversary
13. Intricate cut out paper, framed for wedding gift
14. Rosaries (2) for niece and nephew's First Communion gifts
15. Army bowls (5)
16. Sock animals (5)
17. Painted West Wing shirt for husband's birthday
18. Large canvas painting with Far Side picture for husband's birthday
19. Paint shelves, display shelving (3 units)
20. Paint birdfeeder for father's day for f-i-l
21. Beaded votives (8) for gifts
22. Draft dodgers for apartment (3)
23. Shirred scarves (3) for gifts
24. Bender ski mask
25. Picture rubik’s cubes (2)
26. Lace trim scarves (5)
27. Sister nun keychain and necklace
28. Cabochon jewelry (enough for 3 gifts)
29. Dino messenger bag
30. Undies
31. Star ornaments for gift
32. Repaint kitchen table and chairs
33. Patriotic map banner for hostess gift
34. Nibbler tie tack for stocking stuffer
35. Mustache painted mug
36. Watercolor stencil portraits (5) for gifts
37. Petal clutch
38. Family-opoly for Dad
39. Mario toilet roll cover
40. Mario laundry basket wrapper
41. Starburst mirror
42. Perler coaster sets of 6 (2)
43. Prescription bottle of laughter (f-i-l, who's a pharmacist, gift)
44. Wedding card tray
45. Necklace hanger
46. Mario sink cup and other sink accessories
47. Mario shower curtain
48. 'Ron’s Tractor Fix-It' sign (for f-i-l)
49. Lace boots
50. Large Bloom County painting on canvas
51. Patriot stockings (2) and tree skirt
52. Bath snowballs (30 small) for office Christmas gifts


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 10, 2010 05:58:27 PM
I feel like I have so many things going and not a lot done!

But, this weekend, I made a wallet, a tissue holder, finished a WIP knit scarf, cut out three aprons, cut out my slippers, and cut out my bunny plushie!  I also pulled out and organized fabrics for cutting out stuff this week...so, I guess I did get some things done, just not finished...

I keep getting distracted by the projects on here and then want to make other stuff!! I am so glad I printed out my list to keep me on track!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pinokeeo on January 10, 2010 06:45:24 PM
My craft space is about 50% organized and 50% unorganized.  It looks organized, but I can't find things half the time.  I'm trying to figure out how to organize so that I can put my hands on whatever I want at any given time.  I have bins, shelves and totes, and still it seems to be chaos.

I have been distracted by Historical Society meetings lately, so tomorrow it's back to the craft room for some serious crafting. 

I've got the kitchen chair all glued up, so now I need to spend some time sanding and smoothing out the new part.  I'm also painting a door tomorrow, and if the weather co-operates, I'll get a couple of garden beds screwed together.  I have the pieces cut already for one of them.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: ragdoll193 on January 10, 2010 08:02:04 PM
since I just got my new crafty space, I have made 8 tea wallets, with the intent to only make 4. I showed my uncle and he immediately bought one for a coworker :)

next project... organize my fabric. I currently have all of my types mixed, so clothing and home dec type stuff is in with my quilting cotton and ack! i can't find anything.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: fishstix43 on January 10, 2010 08:02:25 PM
rockmygypsysoul-I cannot wait to see all your Mario accessories!  We have a kind of sort of gaming theme going on in our living room (the bf's learning to cross stitch so he can make some video game sprites)

alwaysinmyroom-what do you mean, haven't gotten much done?!  It sounds like a pretty productive weekend to me, especially cutting out all the pieces (that takes the longest on my projects, I feel like). I'd definitely be happy with all that in a weekend! Next time you'll just finish all the projects lickity split, since now you've got all the prep done..

Also, I finished project #4!  It was already maybe half done, but it was a huge milestone for me in a lot of ways; the first time I used a real pattern, put in a zipper...well, you can see in the post here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333845.0)  But I am very proud of it and happy to have finally finished it, and my bf loves it, so it's all around awesome!  Alas, classes start tomorrow, so I will actually have to work hard to find time to craft (as opposed to sitting on my butt all day and crafting as much as my little heart desires)   
Keep it up, everybody!  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Casey1201 on January 10, 2010 08:08:21 PM
I cut out the pieces for my 4th of July peace tulip skirt. Its pinned onto my mannequin at the moment until I stop being lazy and sew it


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: tcmatteson on January 10, 2010 09:15:30 PM
Wow! Everyone is just moving along on their lists! It makes me feel like such a slacker for only having finished one item off of mine, even though I've been working my butt off! I've got my grandma's quilt quilted, I just need to finish off the details on it when I get paid (also read as: my husband's paycheck comes in) on the 15th. If anybody is interested, I decided to start a daily blog listing my progress on my projects... it's in the 50 projects of 2010 link in my signature below... At the moment, since I can't go any further on the quilt, I'm working on my crocheted queen-size swirl blanket, something I think is going to be an all-year deal between other major projects and craft swaps. It's currently about 1/4 of the way done...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 10, 2010 10:05:48 PM
Quote
I am striving to do a solid 95% of handmade gifts this year (not including my brothers in law who always, ALWAYS do a money exchange between the three brothers of the exact same amount which is, of course, the stupidest possible idea).

AHAHAHAH!! That is the stupidest thing I've heard in a long time, but it's hilarious, so it's okay. I did that this past Christmas... >> It's the last time I make anything for my brother. I made him a messenger bag, matching Ipod cozy, a pouch, a scarf, and I think that's it, but he doesn't use them. T.T Such a butt head. Right now I'm playing a videogame (heehee, oblivion rocks, I think I want to make something oblivion related! O.o) But my dear bf finally started getting on his craftster account, Epsalon91, and he designed a cat plush that I'm going to sew up for him. :) I'm making a plush that I designed too. I hope I actually GET to it.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: soorawn on January 10, 2010 11:57:11 PM
Ariethine, somehow I had a feeling that you might be interested :D
I found the pattern in Runo's site (this woman makes the cutest plushes), and the pattern is free, yes!  It takes a while to find it though, so here are the links:
-description
http://nuno-runo.blogspot.com/2007/12/ferret.html
-pattern
http://nuno-runo.blogspot.com/2009/01/ferret-pattern.html

The doll I want to make is Runo's style as well.  Let's see if I finally make it this year.

Oh, and a dashiki is a garment whose structure is in the line of this one:
http://funkystuffblog.com/funkystuffblog/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/dashiki-people-1.jpg
Longer, shorter, more colourful or less... but basically that shape and the collar trimming are typical.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Taniquel on January 11, 2010 12:12:17 AM
I now have 2 finished - the baby carrier got shunted up the queue due to my (commercial, second hand) other carrier develpoing holes.... I need to get my hubby to take some action shots. I think i'm going to make another one, there are a few things I wnat to change after testing it out.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 11, 2010 12:26:33 AM
THANK YOU!!! I found runo's site a long time ago, but I don't think that the ferret plush was there at the time. >> I would have known... I am SO psyched that I asked. I didn't want to be rude if it was a bought pattern. :P YES!! I think that's another thing to do on my list now!! If only I could afford faux fur... They have some SUPER DUPER awesome fur at walmart, but it's 14 something. *sigh*... Oh well.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pjherbert on January 11, 2010 12:44:31 AM
ok... I started the list.... here is number 4.

1.   Appliqué jeans with hearts
2.   Finish pick and black quilt
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333430.0
3.   Finish rainbow quilt
4.   Make scarf for granddaughter
5.   Finish beaded crochet necklace for my brother before baseball season starts
6.   Finish arm warmers for my sister
7.   Pick out a quilt pattern for this beautiful moda jelly roll fabric I have
8.   Make my mom a computer bag
9.   Make a quilt for Ashley’s graduation
10.   Rainbow shawl for Candice
11.   Make a baby boy quilt for husband’s co worker due sometime in the spring
12.   Make a graduation quilt for Bridget
13.   Learn and make something with broomstick lace crochet
14.   Learn Turkish loop crochet and make a few beaded bracelets with that pattern
15.   Make Sarg another dog coat for the winter
16.   Clean out my craft room and bedroom closet and get all of my supplies put in my craft room instead of stuffed in numerous drawers and closets throughout the house!!!

16 might get the better of me! :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 11, 2010 01:00:20 AM
I love the quilt and the scarf! Right now I'm making a scarf for my boyfriend, so seeing one done makes me want to finish his even more. Your granddaughter is so cute!! And she looks very happy. I made a scarf for my 6 year old brother for Christmas, and he surprisingly loves it. Wears it in the house and everything.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 11, 2010 06:16:25 AM
tcmatteson--you are doing some impressively BIG projects!!  And, you have a little one! You are making as much progress as everyone else, but we won't get to see the results until the end! ha ha

pjherbert--awww--I love making stuff for the little ones--she looks like she loves her scarf!

I am trying to mix little, easy projects in with my larger ones to keep myself motivated...I have no attention span to stick to one project for any length of time...I should have a few more things off my list this week, but a few I need to wait until the person receives my gift (not swap recipients)

Some of the lists are really distracting me because I want to add so many things t my list!  Good job all--remember--it is only the 2nd week in January! ha ha


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: envirocraft on January 11, 2010 06:28:09 AM
alwaysinmyroom - thanks for reminding everyone that it's only the second week!  For everyone that thinks they've been slacking if they only made one or two things, here's how I look at it: 50 projects 52 weeks.... that leaves at least 2 slack weeks! lol

pjherbert - your granddaughter is TOO cute!  I don't think I'd be able to do any projects that weren't for her if i were you!!! lol


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: princessacademy on January 11, 2010 06:33:30 AM
Nice job everyone! Looks like there are some projects getting hammered out :-)

I have stalled. I wanted to do a bit of crafting this weekend, but 2 kids, a new puppy, a hubby with severe ADHD, a painting project, an influx of 6 boxes of books, and a cracked, infected tooth and the Vicodin stupor that followed had other plans for me. I did manage to get my daughter's room painted! With my wonderful sister's help and the numbing power of both ground cloves, pure vanilla and my friend Vicodin.

I'm going to count that as a project actually! It waasn't too crafty, but it was a long time in the making and time consuming. Since who know pinkish red needed 3 coats of paint!! And hte paint was bought back in July and I've been trying to get my hubby to paint her room since then!

Also one of the baby blankets from my list is being a poop. It was a granny square, which was going to be a big granny square blanket....however crocheting while on painkillers is not such a good idea for me as about 3 or 4 rows back I managed to skip doing two of the corners! So now my granny square only has two corners!! Don't really wnat to take it out all the way back to where the mistake starts....oh I could just kick myself for not noticing sooner...

ok..well off to doctor this darn tooth with some more clove and vanilla mixture.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on January 11, 2010 06:33:46 AM
I have been trying to get small projects out of the way so I can concentrate on some bigger ones. I did some clothing recons yesterday (nothing showy, just trying to make things fit better so I will want to wear them). Interesting little thing happened: I cut the sleeves off a t-shirt to take in the shoulders a little, and when I laid the sleeves together to cut them down, I realized they were totally different shapes! I couldn't figure out how to cut them so they were the same shape without having to re-hem them. I just can't bring myself to sew 2 different sleeves on the same shirt! So I may be making a tank top...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 11, 2010 06:36:37 AM
ha ha envirocraft!  Good way to look at it!

Feastyoureyes--isn't that the way?  You start what you think will be a straightorward project and something goes off track?  How weird to have two different sleeves!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pinokeeo on January 11, 2010 07:37:33 AM
Taniquel, I can't wait to see your new baby carrier, hopefully with Jake in it.

pjherbert, your granddaughter is a doll and she appears to love her new scarf.  Nice job.

And princessacademy, take good care of that tooth.  You don't want it to get worse and make you sick.  Sorry for the granny squares messup.  Maybe put it aside until you are better, and work on something a little less fiddly.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: cursive_queen on January 11, 2010 08:05:02 AM
Ok, I think I'm jumping in and joining.  I read at the begining it said you could at anytime, I just hope this is the right place in the thread :)  I am going to go back and try to read all 60 pages of this for inspiration if nothing else


1. Add side panels to Erin's (stepdaughter) asian themed quilt
2. Send Erin's quilt out to be quilted (because I'm terrified that on my tiny machine, if I make a mistake, I'll ruin all the vintage kimono fabric)
3. Make Grace (stepdaughter) an 'around the world" quilt
4. Finish pink strip/charm quilt Finished Dec 2010 - sent as a gift
5. make mini quilt kit I got 2 yrs ago for my birthday o_o
6. Finish "home is where the controller is" cross-stitch finished in Jan
7. Finish Hunny (ouran host club anime) cross stitch
8. Do John Barrowman/capt. jack cross-stitch
9. Redo David Tennant/Dr. Who cross-stitch (because I gave away the first one in a swap)
10. Teach grace to knit - we'll start with a potholder each
11. Figure out how to Purl stitch (I some how am messing it up and everything looks like a knit stitch after 1 row)
12. knit something with a raised design in it (like the dalek or triforce washcloths Ive seen)
13. make a wearable shirt for myself from the "wendy" pattern I have (i think that's the name... I know what i'm refering too - hehe) 5/7/2010

14. make some reusable napkins so we don't use so many paper ones (bonus if I do some holiday ones I suppose :P) I have a handful done, need to do more

15. Thread catcher for SIL? (I see these on here a lot, they seem pretty neat)
16. Make something I can wear to comic con July 2010 Bag with Dalek stencil
17. Finish rabbit eared cape for grace that has been WIP for way too long.

18. Make french macarons (I just got a book on how, just need the supplies and time)
19. Try making Mochi ice cream balls (ive had the flour for so long, its probably gone bad)
20. make a second cake using fondant (first was a Jagermeister bottle shaped cake) March 2010
21. Try out the dragon stuffie pattern I have (Haven't really done much plush making)
22. Make "anemone's pet platapus" (eureka seven anime) stuffie for Erin (inspired by the lovely platapus on here)
23. New cosplay outfit for grace for conventions/halloween (perhaps Maka from Soul Eater) Sept 2010 Latias Pokemon
24. Try paper piecing (i really like the hexagon patterned ones)
25. Make a 'scrappy' quilt (i'm ok with lap sized)
26. decorate the munny (blank vinyl toy) that I have
27. Paint bathroom door to look like tardis (that mostly involves hubby... but I'll help)
28. Finish true blood cross stitch.
29. New PJ pants for Grace (hate buying them, she rarely wears em, but she's been asking for some lately) Done March.  May make more pair
30. New Lolita skirt for erin for convention in April? (maybe....we'll see)
31. Make a watercolor portrait like this tutorial https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=301135.0  (please note... I do not paint or draw... at all, even though I"m in a family of artists)
32. Firefly Quote cross stitch for Troy's bday --using pattern from fellow crafster Finished feb 22
33. Baby quilt for our babysitter 6/12/2010
34. Crib sheets/burp cloths for babysitter 6/12/2010
35. Baby Quilt for Doctor at work Finished Aug 2010
36. Finsih "kittie puke" cross stich WIP
37. Quilt for Kids from their kit Finished April
38. Quilt for Kids from my fabric Finished April
39.  Girl Scout Quilt for Leader Finished April 2010
40. Make a skirt for work 5/8/2010
41. Baby Quilt for Kate Finished August 2010
42. Quilt for Modern Swap 6/15/2010
43. Quilt for Mia
44. Strawberry Freezer Jam 5/23/2010
45. Sundress for babysitter 5/31/2010


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 11, 2010 08:22:42 AM
Ariethine, I think soorawn sent you a link to what a dashiki looks like already, but here is a pic of one I already made last year.  This was one of my FIRST forays into clothing making, and I have made several since and for swaps.

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=160746&ppuser=129410
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=160747&ppuser=129410

They are SUPER comfy to me and I love them :)  I have some rockin' cool batik I got a while back, has a zig zaggy pattern on it, that I think I will make a current one out of for me...though Joanne's DOES have some earth-tone-y batik I got 6 different prints and colors, 1 yard a piece, the other day that washes up EXACTLY like this Gypsy Rose dashiki I got from the flea market about 8 years ago.  It's what I used to make my dashiki pattern!

Quilter's batiks is what I used on the top in the above links, and it is a bit stiff even after being through several washes...and the purchased Gypsy Rose one has been through 10 times as many, BUT, it was soft n stuff after only about 5 because the thread count is lower than the quilter's quality fabrics.  And, even though it is part of the quilter's batiks, the clearance batik I just got at Joann's is the same looser woven type of fabric too!!  YAY!  I will have to go back when their red tag fabric is 50% off again this coming week and see if I can still find some in a pattern or 2 I like that has 2.5-3 yards on the bolt still :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: princessacademy on January 11, 2010 08:39:47 AM
So I did get SOMETHING done this morning!!

1.Scarf using new stitch I've learned (broom stick lace)
2. Baby booties
3. baby blanket for my friend Mel's little boy, due April
4. A baby blanket for my friend Kelly's little boy due March
5. A baby blanket for my friend Jamie's little boy due Feb. (eek!)
6. A baby blanket for my friend Rebecca's little girl due march
7. my son's scrapbook, you know since he's one and all now
8. Pillows for my dd's room
9. Finish the Mother Goose cross stitch blanket I started for a friend's baby shower in Aug. whoops!
10.Throw pillows for couch
11. giant cuddle afghan for couch (out of stash yarns)
12. Cloth napkins! (we haven't used paper towel in about a year...could use some of these!)
13. try to make t shirt yarn
14. Make rug out of said T shirt yarn!
15. Attempt to make a skirt (more than one if things go well) for myself for church.
16.refinish/redecorate some of the picture frames in the basement into something I (or anyone) would actually use
17. make a winter hat for my sister's boyfriend, he walks 5 miles each way to work in OH and doesn't have a hat!
18. Recon winter coat? It has some holes and is scrubby...but can't afford a new one at present!
19. Make a t-shirt/onesie for my son that says "King of the Wild Things" with a Max crown, or..?
20. A onesie/shirt that says "Brosnan who?" on front and "Cpt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce" on the back, as the latter was the inspiration when naming him, but EVERYONE says "007 fans?" or "Like
Pierce Brosnan?"
21.Finish my Autumn wine shawl/wrap/throw
22. Leg warmers
23. paint dd's room
24. decorate dd's room
25. sweater boots
Saw an awesome pair and mini tut here on craftster and had to give it a try...now I'm foraging my shoe stash for more shoes I can alter to use some of these pretty sweaters I have lying around my stash waiting to be cut up!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on January 11, 2010 08:52:39 AM
20. A onesie/shirt that says "Brosnan who?" on front and "Cpt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce" on the back, as the latter was the inspiration when naming him, but EVERYONE says "007 fans?" or "Like
Pierce Brosnan?"

I know this is off topic, but I LOVED that you put this on there!!  We don't have kids yet, but we've picked out names already and anytime I talk to people about our names (which happens fairly frequently since I'm 27 and apparently everyone in East Texas is busy making babies by this time), I get responses that annoy me.  I want to name any daughter I may have Mary Shannon, but only call her Mary (I used to want to call her the whole name, but my last name is hyphenated and hers will be too and that's just too much name!) after, well, Mary, as in the Virgin Mary (Catholic much?!)  But for a son, we've picked Chapin, as in, Harry Chapin.  So, of course, I get a lot of Mary Chapin Carpenter remarks who, while I like, is of course not at all the basis on these names.

It happens enough that we're thinking we may have to pick a different name for one of them, but I love these names and it's taken us 4 years to decide and agree!  Anyway...I think its a pretty awesome idea to have your son speak for himself  :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: LostInOz on January 11, 2010 08:58:44 AM
I've been reading this thread all year, and making up my list as things come to me. So far, I'm up to nearly 30 items-- I'm sure the other 20 will come to me over time!

1. A crayon tinted embroidery project
2. Freezer paper stencil t-shirt for my BF birthday (February)
3. Finish my jewellery display board
4. Finish the Star Wars quilt for our nephew
5. Finish the full sized quilt for our bed
6. Create covers for our two couches
7. Amy Butler's Weekender Bag
8. Alter a blanket to go over my feet in our new (freezing on Monday morning) office
9. PJ pants for the BF
10. Bow headband (thanks tattooedcrafter for the reminder!)
11. Finish marker/ pencil rolls
12. Apron for myself
13. Quilt for my friend's wedding (October)
14. Become a Friend of Craftster. Not a craft, as such, but certainly healing to my crafty ambitions :)
15. Recon a (comfy) pair of flats
16. Tracking board/ poster for losing weight
17. Pad/ tampon pouch
18. Tea wallet for MIL
19. Fold up shopping bag to slip into my bag
20. Cushions for our 2 couches
21. Throw blankets or quilts for our couches, post covering
22. Christmas present for BF
23. Christmas present for BF's parents
24. Repair grey coat- lining and new buttons
25. Felt ball rug
26. World embroidery
27. Tube map embroidery
28. Baby blanket for girl at work who's expecting (due June)

Really need to get moving! I had planned to do so much over the weekend, but didn't get to it... I'll have to do some sewing tonight, I think!

I've loved reading through everyone's lists- I gained inspiration from quite a few of them. I'm impressed by how much some of you have achieved already!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: LostInOz on January 11, 2010 09:01:51 AM
11. Figure out how to Purl stitch (I some how am messing it up and everything looks like a knit stitch after 1 row)

My knowledge of knitting is limited, but I think you might be doing it right, if you're using Purl stitch every row. Purl is just the knit stitch in reverse- so after one row, everything will just look the same as knit stitching every row (since that gives a reversable design). If you were to alternate purl and knit rows, you'd get Stockingette stitch- flat on one side and a bit bobbly on the other.

Does that make sense? I could be completely misunderstanding what you mean-- but if you're using purl stitch every row, it's probably coming out how it's meant to!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: kmichele_craftyfae on January 11, 2010 09:14:29 AM
I have officially completed number 1 on my list lol. Of course I have about a dozen more that are in various stages of completion and many more that weren't on my original 50 list that have been completed.

This is my sewing machine cover. It's kind of lumpy, but it'll keep the dust off my machine. I used a vinyl tablecloth that I had picked up last year from the dollar store. The pattern was pretty much eyeballed, maybe that's why it's lumpy lol. It's pretty plain at the moment. I might decide to decorate it with some permanent markers or paint later. Bonus is I have more left over tablecloth if I decide to make a new one that's less lumpy lol.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: dharma_rebel on January 11, 2010 10:13:04 AM
First of all, AWESOME sweater boots. I wanna make some so bad. I may add them to my list. I think there was a good looking tut on Urban Threads as well, I'll look for it later.

20. A onesie/shirt that says "Brosnan who?" on front and "Cpt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce" on the back, as the latter was the inspiration when naming him, but EVERYONE says "007 fans?" or "Like
Pierce Brosnan?"

I know this is off topic, but I LOVED that you put this on there!!  We don't have kids yet, but we've picked out names already and anytime I talk to people about our names (which happens fairly frequently since I'm 27 and apparently everyone in East Texas is busy making babies by this time), I get responses that annoy me.  I want to name any daughter I may have Mary Shannon, but only call her Mary (I used to want to call her the whole name, but my last name is hyphenated and hers will be too and that's just too much name!) after, well, Mary, as in the Virgin Mary (Catholic much?!)  But for a son, we've picked Chapin, as in, Harry Chapin.  So, of course, I get a lot of Mary Chapin Carpenter remarks who, while I like, is of course not at all the basis on these names.

It happens enough that we're thinking we may have to pick a different name for one of them, but I love these names and it's taken us 4 years to decide and agree!  Anyway...I think its a pretty awesomle idea to have your son speak for himself  :D

OMG I soooooo get that. My daughter is named Marley and of course people want to know if she's named after Bob or the dog. (It's her great-great-great grandma's maiden name.

I've been steadily working on some swaps, but after these I'm going to cut back and focus on my own stuff. I did take a little break yesterday and made some Valentine's decorations. They weren't on my list, but they'll get added and crossed out  :D   I figure there is room for spontaneity on the list! I know it's kinda early, but I'm getting sick of snowflakes. I'm gonna try to get some decent pics and post them later on.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: yofi on January 11, 2010 10:14:53 AM
After knitting like a madwoman leading up to Christmaas, I kinda backed away from the needles for a while.

But I finished this cable headband and cowl for a friend and our Carpricorn party later this week.  I used up stash yarn, got to play with cables, and have a present she can actually use -- win-win-win!

#1 Blue cowl and cable headband


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: dharma_rebel on January 11, 2010 10:26:20 AM
Love the cowl and headband. I think I'm getting comfy enough with knitting again that I need to find my cable needle. A headband would be good practice.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on January 11, 2010 10:43:51 AM
princessacademy- LOVE those sweater boots!

rockmygypsysoul- I can't wait to see your Mario creations!

I was going to pick up some supplies today but the weather is so poopy, I just came home after class. I hate snow.  :P  Hopefully the roads will be nicer tomorrow.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pantsafari on January 11, 2010 11:31:23 AM
1. Ringbearer Pillow and purse for my friends wedding. (Im counting this as one since they both need to be done for the same event)
2. Finish Tshirt Quilt
3. Finish Devils Puzzle Quilt
4. Add legs to, and refinish end table thingie (that currently houses crafty supplies)
5. Snake Scarf For Megan
6. Re-Line Lavendar winter coat
7. Finish Snowflake scarf for myself
8. Quilt for my nephew
9. baby mahem for my sister in law! (once we find out what shes having)
10. more baby stuff for friend Rachel (its a girl!)
11. more baby stuff for friend chelsea (its a boy!)
12. taggie banket (its half done)
13.Crafting for whimsie swap
14.crafting for frugal living swap
15.2 soda can picture frames



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pinokeeo on January 11, 2010 11:33:00 AM
Love the sweater boots and the cable knitting.  And the sewing machine cover is very clever.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: PixieVal on January 11, 2010 11:52:45 AM
Disappeared from the thread for a few days, and I have a billion pages to read! Lol. My current WIP is my crocheted fabric basket, and the clothes for my daughter for her birthday present.
So since I’m catching up, here’s some stuff I wanted to say! Bare with me!
I learned how to make a granny square today!
Can I just make a giant granny square as a baby blanket or would that look weird? I don't know...maybe I'll make one that way and one the traditonal way of putting a bunch of smaller ones together...
I just learned the granny square over Christmas! And no, I don’t think a large granny square will look weird, one of my baby blankets (I still have it) is 1 big granny square, and I can post a pic for you if you’d like to see how it looks.
Swiffer sock! Found the pattern on Ravelry. It was really quick and satisfying!
Love it! I so want to make some of those for my mom for Christmas( I don't have a swiffer)
heyheyern22- Welcome to craftster!!
kittyvettech- your daughter is adorable! And I love the sheet recons.
Kttgoth- what are Bustle Skirts?
Casey1201- Your  craft corner looks great! I have to finish mine(also a corner in the basement) I got a bunch of storage stuff for Christmas, but I keep getting distracted with crafting while I’m trying to organize..
rockmygypsysoul- that money exchange sounds hilarious!
pjherbert—How old is your granddaughter? She looks beautiful in her scarf!
Yofi- that yarn looks so soft! Beautiful cable!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: anitacj on January 11, 2010 12:37:04 PM
I would love to take part in this.But with everything going on in my life,I just don't know.Mom has cancer and I found out on christmas day my dad has lung cancer.So stress is off the chart


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: princessacademy on January 11, 2010 12:40:14 PM
When my hubby got home from work he laughed at my sweater boots! Laughed right out loud! And said "what the hell are those?!"
 >:(
Ah well my bff was here and she told him to shut it, they were cute!

(reason 40000999090909 why we should just forget our husbands and marry each other!)



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: princessacademy on January 11, 2010 12:42:45 PM
anitacj- I'm so sorry to hear about your family :-(
Perhaps you could just craft for stress relief and don't worry yourself about reaching the 50 mark?



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: purple_girl on January 11, 2010 01:24:21 PM
still not finished any projects, but im crafting almost everyday ;D

@kmichele - i have a sleeping bag (inherited from my dad!) made from that material you made your cover out of! a funny feel and colour (well, the sleeping bag one is, and weirdly shiney too!). But dont worry, your machine will be snug, even if he decides to go camping in winter, in freezing cold rain and wind  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: purple_girl on January 11, 2010 01:27:53 PM
anita - sorry to hear about that  >:( i hope things will get better for your family and you
and i agree - if you feel like joining, just to help you keep a list of what your crafting, and so you can share with people, then im sure no one will mind if you dont reach 50 (im not sure i will, looking at how far ive got so far, and its just fun to give a go :D )


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: .:dollface:. on January 11, 2010 01:31:21 PM
still not finished any projects, but im crafting almost everyday ;D

i think that definitely counts!!! you must be working on some large projects! lol


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: purple_girl on January 11, 2010 01:35:31 PM
or just easily distracted ;D
well, im working on a pair of knitted socks, on 2 needles, first time ive followed a pattern in a while, so its taking time.....a few stitches....oh, what if im going wrong, better recount......a few stitches....ooh, i wonder if its snowing outside!....a few stitches....oh no, i forgot to glue my textiles homework...a few stitches....hmm im sleepy....a few stitches....hmm, maybe food will help, i better go look for some!
so yep, thats how my crafting takes its time, especially since im at college all day most days really

im having fun though, and its good to see everyone elses projects, keeping me motivated :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: .:dollface:. on January 11, 2010 02:01:42 PM
or just easily distracted ;D
well, im working on a pair of knitted socks, on 2 needles, first time ive followed a pattern in a while, so its taking time.....a few stitches....oh, what if im going wrong, better recount......a few stitches....ooh, i wonder if its snowing outside!....a few stitches....oh no, i forgot to glue my textiles homework...a few stitches....hmm im sleepy....a few stitches....hmm, maybe food will help, i better go look for some!
so yep, thats how my crafting takes its time, especially since im at college all day most days really

im having fun though, and its good to see everyone elses projects, keeping me motivated :D

2 needle knitted socks?????

textiles homework? where do you go to school? i'm taking textiles as well


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: purple_girl on January 11, 2010 02:21:02 PM
yep, 2 needles! i was scared off of 4needles, as it was the first thing i attempted to do when i learnt to first knit! (my mum bought me the project!). maybe one day i will try t again, but for now im sticking to my 2needle pattern, i found it in a magazine :)

i go to college in the south west uk (somerset) - atm i study textiles as one of my 3 subjects, but im applying to go to uni in september, to just study textiles/crafts! im so excited :D
where do you study? is it full or part time study? what kinds of things to you get to do>?
we dont really get to learn the traditional - clothes sewing stuff, its more unusual things really, stitching pictures, collage type things, costumes you wouldnt wear etc. we got to do paper making last year, which i love  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pjherbert on January 11, 2010 02:28:42 PM

pjherbert—How old is your granddaughter? She looks beautiful in her scarf!


She is almost 19 months. Boy she keeps me busy! She is here almost every weekend so it has changed my crafting time. I discovered the last month though that I can crochet while she is around so at least I can do something now while she is here! I want her to think sitting around crocheting is normal so she will want to do it! :) We will see............. and thanks all, I think she is pretty cute too!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 11, 2010 02:42:06 PM
I need to get working! I was going to make plushies today, but I slept till like, 5 or so. >> But after that, I'm making slippers out of fleece and old yarn. I really need to show you all of my fabrics in my stash... my dad saw them when he came over, and said that he's never taking me to the fabric store again. T.T But all my bins are crazy!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: envirocraft on January 11, 2010 03:04:54 PM
anitacj -- sorry to hear about your family.  I can only imagine how stressful that would be.  Like someone else mentioned, it might be good to join and not worry about the number of projects you get done.  I don't know if either of your parents is crafty, but it might be something nice to do with them to spend time together.

Additionally, making projects like bath bombs might be great (and then using them all up on yourself to relax!!!)

Best wishes to you and your family!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 11, 2010 03:11:30 PM
Part of my organization goal is to get this ALL folded up, acceptable, and brought down to at least three instead of four. (I'm not counting the tiny one.) I want to clear out the tiny one as well, so I can use it to store my works in progress. Maybe once a lot of it is gone, my dad will take me to the fabric store again if I need anything specific... T.T
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=320808&nocache=1


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: ageddert on January 11, 2010 03:47:09 PM
Wow. I am so behind after missing a day on here.
I am so glad that this thread inspired me to do needle point! It is like, my new favorite hobby! I cant wait until my computer is fixed so I can take pictures.

Its funny because out of everything I miss on my broken computer, my list of 50 being gone is freaking me out the most! haha i need to handwrite a list.

I wanted to say to earlier replies:
soorawn- i am so exited to see the backgammon set. I wanted to make one for my mom last christmas.

arithine- i have left over furry brown felt that I used in the labyrinth swap for the ludo puppet (pics are up in the gallery) If it would work for your plushie ferrett maybe we can swap for it :)

Princessacad- that made me laugh about the boots.. sometimes boys just dont get good fashion!  ;)

anitacj-I agree with everyone and say join in, even if you only have time to complete one project. and if your family is crafty, tell them too! I am sick with crohns disease and this website really takes it off my mind. I was scared at first that 50 projects would be too ambitious to me because I dont have much energy but I have found that crafting keeps me happy and I am actually cruisin along on my list!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 11, 2010 04:23:49 PM
love the batik dashiki's!!  Making more of what you love is a good goal...I noticed I only had one piece of clothing on my list--a kimono robe!!

My knitting projects are so easy but I am going to change one to doing something a little more challenging--love the cabled headbands and the cowl!!

The sewing machine cover will protect your machine for now...I made three last year but I do not have one for my main machine because it is always in use!

Wow--you can probably fit more fabric in your bins if you folded them all up! ha ha--mine never stay folded and I do not have the guts to take a pic of mine because then it would be "real"!! ha ha

wow--everyone is doing good this week--need to download my camera to show off what I got done so far!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 11, 2010 04:49:05 PM
D'oh! Oh yeah, what I actually wanted to post last time was that TheSapphireMoon I liked your dashiki better than the ones from the link. I like that the colors are all over instead of just colors and black. :) Way cool.

ageddert!! I'm excited to see what the fabric looks like. How much of it do you have? I might be interested. :) What exactly would you be wanting in return? I mostly do crochet and sewn crafts.

Oh yeah alwaysinmyroom! I can fit a LOT more in them. I'm actually not getting rid of a bin... I don't think... I'm separating them according to the types of fabrics there are. But I hope to downsize INSIDE the bins, and craft a lot using my old fabrics, so I can beg dad to buy me some more so I can have NEW fabrics to craft with (read: new fabrics to sit around in my bins. ;D

I adore the headband and cowl. I love knitted things, but I can't knit, so I have to make due with crochet unless I can get a knitter in a swap. :)

I'll post a picture of my folded up fabrics. (I'm in the middle of it right now.) ;D So excited!! >.> I found a few things inside my fabric bins that weren't supposed to be there, like some yarns, a bag, a lot of socks, a shirt I'm not actually trying to use for crafts, some acrylic paints, a cheap toybox yoyo one of my brothers brought home, and my entire bag of embroidery thread. O.o  ::)  :P


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: .:dollface:. on January 11, 2010 05:40:04 PM
yep, 2 needles! i was scared off of 4needles, as it was the first thing i attempted to do when i learnt to first knit! (my mum bought me the project!). maybe one day i will try t again, but for now im sticking to my 2needle pattern, i found it in a magazine :)

i go to college in the south west uk (somerset) - atm i study textiles as one of my 3 subjects, but im applying to go to uni in september, to just study textiles/crafts! im so excited :D
where do you study? is it full or part time study? what kinds of things to you get to do>?
we dont really get to learn the traditional - clothes sewing stuff, its more unusual things really, stitching pictures, collage type things, costumes you wouldnt wear etc. we got to do paper making last year, which i love  ;D

I go to school in BC, Canada.  it's a full time textiles program.  We learn everything from basketry, weaving, silkscreening, dyeing, felting, paper making, basic book binding, spinning yarn, 3D art, etc (you wouldn't believe how many sample books i have!) it's a great program! and the only one like it in all of North America.  We don't really do clothes sewing either, but my school does have a separate costumes program.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: fishstix43 on January 11, 2010 06:00:15 PM
I'm actually really jealous of all of you with the giant stashes, be they organized or no.  I feel like I have to buy something basic just to finish a lot of my projects.  I've just got a little bit of everything, that's never enough to do a whole project with.  *shrug*  I suppose it would help if I picked a craft instead of trying to do them all!  :) 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: cursive_queen on January 11, 2010 06:21:31 PM
Woohoo I finally read through the whole thread (and thought of new ideas to add to my list).  I have to finish some swap items that need to be sent out this month, then I can get started on this list

LostinOz re: purling.  I started fresh, added my loops, purled a row, it showed the little 'v's, then when I do the next row, it seems to look knitted instead of purled.  I want to make a square of all little "v''s.  I dunno if I'm somehow turning the piece backwards when I switch hands or what :P


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: solarray on January 11, 2010 06:59:34 PM
yes i know its been almost 4 months since i posted, but life got a little crazy. i havn't forgotten and have gotten some stuff done. will post pics later.

my eyes finally gave outat page 25, but i did try and totally catch up. i did this in 2008 and was hoping there was one for this year and here it is. yeah! being an ocd list maker i already have an ongoing craft list, so here it is after rewriting it without the completed projects. i too need to make a dent in my paper and fabric stashs.

in progress
not started
done

1.mom quilt
2.kids school pic scrapbook pgs
3. deniem skirt recon
4. halloween penny woolie
5. tropical quilt
6. fairy stocking
7. sugar plum fairy stocking
8. notecards
9. santa stocking
10. blue altered box
11. family tree scrapbook pgs for kids scrapbooks
12.memory box
13. tinkerbell ornaments
14. crocheted cupcake
15. tinkerbell stocking
16. crochet mushroom
17. crochet hedgehog
18. rug
19. bench coushin for friend
20. surfing quilt
21. paper dragons
22. tia dalma costume
23. cat embrodiary
24. xmas boxs
25. cardboard xmas house
26. small xmas house village
27. reciepe scrapbook
28.halloween quilt
29. family tree canvas
30.sand frames
31. baby scrapbook pgs
32. paint and glaze youngest daughters floor
33. blanket for dd
34. coffee filter kissing ball
35. halloween mobile
36. moms bday present
38. sand and paint porch swing
39. redo front garden
40. redo back garden
41. paint and glaze sons floor
42. paint and glaze living room floor
43. recover sectional

i know i put the 3 floors as 3 different projects but they do involve alot of work ( i.e. pulling up carpet, getting glue off, painting 2 coats, glazing and 2 clear coats) so i thought they deserved to be seperate projects.
i'm sure there is more that i am forgeting but this will do for now i suppose

i love seeing what everyone has done


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pinokeeo on January 11, 2010 07:26:10 PM
I finished another project today.  However, I can't post pictures of it yet, because it's for a craft challenge and we can't post until February 1.

Here's my updated list.

1.  Learn needle felting
2.  Learn to do resin molding
3.  Finish my quilt-in progress
4.  Finish my latest rag rug DONE 1/3/10
5.  Make a new toy for my business
6.  Make a new board game for my business
7.  Experiment more in the kitchen, baking
8.  Make a book safe
9.  Make another pine needle basket
10. Learn to use a sewing machine for leather crafting
11. Make another leather stocking
12. Try coptic stitching again
13. Try to make a rustic table from barn wood
14. Make another shawl pin
15. Make domino pendants
16. Make a tie wreath
17. Learn to make felt food for grandbabies
18. Try to make a rubber stamp with lino block
19. Decorate a wood recipe box for myself
20. Try to make a briefcase from floppy disks
21. Rebuild old rocking chair
22. Paint a rainbow on my garage
23. Paint my craftroom door with chalk paint-in progress
24. Do some quilling for cards
25. Design all of my Christmas cards
26. Make Christmas presents for my grandchildren (ok, this may take up a few slots, but I'm grouping it all together for now)
27. Repair broken kitchen chair-in progress
28. Make a recycled shopping bag for the challenge DONE 1/11/10
29. Make something on my lathe
30. Work on revamping a doll house
31. Make a cat tower
32. Make a collapsible stool for my friend's birthday, July 30.
33. Build five garden beds before spring-in progress
34. Take a full blown basketmaking class


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 11, 2010 08:50:53 PM
I'm going to enter the challenge too. It probably wont even get 10 votes, but it will be useful to have anyway. I haven't started yet, except for collecting what I need. :)
XP My dad says he probably has hundreds of them... just needs to find them all.
I have finished my organizational stage one:fabric, and almost finished my organization stage two: yarn. But all in all it will all add up to one achievement on my 50 projects. GET MY BUTT ORGANIZED.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: KLKing on January 11, 2010 09:01:44 PM
Woohoo I finally read through the whole thread (and thought of new ideas to add to my list).  I have to finish some swap items that need to be sent out this month, then I can get started on this list

LostinOz re: purling.  I started fresh, added my loops, purled a row, it showed the little 'v's, then when I do the next row, it seems to look knitted instead of purled.  I want to make a square of all little "v''s.  I dunno if I'm somehow turning the piece backwards when I switch hands or what :P
It's a little hard to figure out what you're doing wrong, but... Let me put it this way..
Knit is when you point the right needle UP to lift a stitch off the left needle, and the yarn comes over from the back to front.
Purling is when you point the right needle DOWN to lift off a stitch, and the yarn is moved from front over towards the back. It's the opposite movement.
BUT... The stitches will look the same after a couple rows, if you don't alternate between knit and purl. You have to combine these two stitches to make any pattern, other than garter stitch. (Garter stitch is when it's nubby and the same on both sides. ) Another way of saying the same thing...
A purl stitch puts the nubby side facing you, as you work, and Knit puts the nubby behind the work , looking smooth facing you.
Once you start alternating, k and p rows, you will see the difference.
I hope this helps.
As fo me, I have been knitting a white, short spring sweater since yesterday. I'm modifying a 1944 pattern, re-designing the whole thing, in the fact that I'm only using it as a starting point, and the guage is all off.
But, it gave me some proportions. I took a short bolero pattern, and modified it to make a hip-bone length, no seam open front sweater with 3/4 length sleeves, and front and back darts to get a shaped sillouette, instead of a box. I am just doing it in stockinette stitch, but will crochet an edging all around later. The reason I'm making it plain, is so it will go with every skirt in my closet. I love a small topper just to cover up a tank top. But, I haven't had time for this stuff in years and years! I'm using a size 6 circular needle, going back and forth. So far, I have 7 inches done since last night.
Now it's time to put it down and finish up a personal swap I'm doing! That needs to be sent this week.
Being stuck in the house definitely has it's advantages!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: goktrose on January 11, 2010 09:32:20 PM
Create an Ewok amirgurumi
Make some sort of organizer craft for my new apartment
Learn how to make those awesome coffee filter flowers
Make 100 origami lucky stars to put in a jar
Make wire wrapped utensils
Draw a phantom of the opera picture in white charcoal
Make a gothic lolita dress for Anime Central
Learn how to make corsets
Make kitty paws out of fake fur
crochet a mini blanket for my bunny
Learn to create resin pendants
Make a bracelet/necklace out of those quarter machine toys
Make some polymer clay cane
Sew a craft for my Aunt’s craft room (for a swap we are doing)
Learn how to make an altered puzzle as beautiful as the ones on here
Make a flute cozy for those cold marching days
Alter a hoodie into a bunny hoodie
Make my own halloween costume
Make some pins with fun quotes for my laptop case
Create my prom jewelry
Alter some converse with anime pictures
Sew a wonderful bag for school that is my own design
Make a new carrier for my bento box
Learn how to crochet a slouchy hat
With that, learn how to crochet in cables
Make a sock monkey village on my bed
Sew some new pillowcases to match my phantom of the opera quilt
Make a poppet
Make some felt beads to make into a necklace
Make each of my friends a mini scrapbook of our high school years
Make a craft carrier for dragging my crafting items between college and home
Make a rug out of fabric scraps
Create something with plarn
Sew some reusable shopping bags
Find a hideous ensemble and refab it
Crochet fortune cookies for each of my friends
Learn how to work with sheet metal to make some bezels
Make some of those cd pendants
Make a chunky junk necklace
Crochet that Hobbes amigurumi on here
Decoupage a clock with math puns
 Make some shrinky dink jewelry
Create a handmade vegetarian cookbook
Learn to make cloth pads
Make awesome jewelry out of found objects
Make myself a mini emergency purse kit, with chapstick, nail file, sewing kit, etc.
Learn to batik
Make a companion cube plushie
Craft an altered journal
Submit an entry for one of the craftster challenges


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 11, 2010 09:43:37 PM
Part of my organizational goal finished!!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332509.msg3858397#msg3858397


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: jeniferpi on January 11, 2010 10:39:18 PM
yeah baby count me IN like FLYNN!!!! Still not sure what that phrase means but I like it!!! But not as much as I like this craftalong!!!!

ok, let the list making (one of my guiltiest pleasures) begin!!!

in progress
finished
not started

1. dye cloth napkins to match kitchen colors
2. embroider cloth napkins to match Day of the Dead/Tattoo kitchen theme
3. learn how to knit hats/reusable face wash pads
4. blackout curtains for bedroom
5. 3 little birds art piece for my bff
6. a 100 photo portfolio
7. at least one tshirt dress for my kid
8. vintage camera art piece
9. design a signature tshirt
10. recycled jar snowglobes
11. paint my rainboots
12. design a coloring book
13. find & make my "perfect" dress
14. finish skirt I started with bff
15. fleece coffee sleeves
16. Advent Calendar for Xmas '10
17. destash jewelry supplies
18. Nativity Set
19. Martha Stewart magazine xmas trees-1/20
20. tshirt grocery bags
21. recipe cards
22. learn to knit a baby blankie
23. start a photo blog
24. cupcake pincushion
25. sugarskull pincuishion
26. create reusable/saleable images of my embroidery designs
27. large collage/paint/ink art piece with my overhead projector
28. memory box for kid
29. thank you/b-day cards (use up blanks I have)
30. postcards (use up blanks I have, repurpose ones I've collected)
31. stuffie for kid
32. smelly things for vacuum
33. laundry detergent
34. leg/arm warmers from old sweaters
35. mexican embroidered peasant shirt & skirt for bff
36. valentine's Day garland
37. St. Patty's Day garland
38. Easter garland
39. 4th o' July garland
40. Girly Virgo b-day garland
41. Halloween garland
42. Fall/Turkey Day garland
43. Xmas/winter garland
44. necklace for my kid&bff's kid
45. something special for my grandma (ideas???)
46. repaint kids easel with chalkboard paint
47. paint kid's kitchen cabinet
48. paint fun stuff on my dresser, mostly for the practice
49. recipe/cook book for myself(maybe others)
50. finish and send fill-a-mug swap(jan 21st S.O.D.)






Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: zombiekilla on January 11, 2010 11:09:27 PM
ohh me too! I dont have a list of yet but there are a few things I have in mind:
Started
WIP
Finished whee!


1. make a baby!!!
2. wizard of oz bathroom stuff
3. a corset for me
4. tackle and perfect a collared shirt
5. new puppy collars
6. curtains for my living room
7. pj's for the boy
8. wedding invites
9. wedding decorations
10. bookmarks
11. diaper wreath
12. onsies
13. twirly skirt
14. crotchet blankie
15. laptop bag


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Tanza on January 11, 2010 11:42:41 PM
I finally remade my snood, and from the left overs I made a soap saver from my list also
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333989.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333989.0)

I have also glued all the frame together for my photo frame wall tree, now to print out the photos and scrapbook them into the frames.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Taniquel on January 12, 2010 12:20:01 AM
the carrier: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333992.0

I also finished the first cloth nappy, gratuitous cute baby photos to follow.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 12, 2010 02:25:27 AM
I like your hat. Although I'm not sure what the difference between hat and snood is, Tanza.

Taniquel, I like your baby carrier. O.o It's awesome but your baby looks like he's going to fall. I would be afraid to make my own baby carrier! (Not that I have a baby, but still.)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on January 12, 2010 04:08:20 AM
Yay!!! I finished stuffed animal #4 and also baby blanket #1 for my consigned designs!  I feel so relieved!  I am not sure if I am going to get stuffed animal #5 done in time - it needs to be in hand in less than a week!!  I started it last night and after 3 rip outs already I think I'm moving along pretty well.  This design I am most worried about... which is why I saved it for last.  Man I regret all those wasted days late this fall when I was doing this or that or not doing anything at all!!  I should have been done a long time ago that's for sure!!

It's all good though.  I am kicking them out!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Tanza on January 12, 2010 04:23:14 AM
I like your hat. Although I'm not sure what the difference between hat and snood is, Tanza.


a snood holds the hair in the back kinda like a little bag.
or a beret on the back of your head with long hair curled up in it.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: raeraethejetplane on January 12, 2010 05:21:00 AM
I have a question after seeing your projects...I have my first sewing machine on it's way after buying it online. Is a machine cover crucial? Can I just use the plastic top over? My sewing machine will sit up on a high shelf when not in use. I understand that you need to keep the dust out but I may not have the skill to make a cover for some time.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pinokeeo on January 12, 2010 05:44:10 AM
Ariethine, great organization on the fabrics.  And good that you are using containers that you can see through, so you know what's there.

Tanza, the redo on your snood is good.  Looks like it fits real nice now.

And Taniquel, the baby carrier does look nice.  Jake looks comfy.  As for the straps, if you put the webbing into the buckle so that the long part of the strap overlaps the short part, the webbing will be stressed and stay put.  I don't know if this makes sense to you, but I don't know how to explain it otherwise.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: kmichele_craftyfae on January 12, 2010 05:46:37 AM
I have a question after seeing your projects...I have my first sewing machine on it's way after buying it online. Is a machine cover crucial? Can I just use the plastic top over? My sewing machine will sit up on a high shelf when not in use. I understand that you need to keep the dust out but I may not have the skill to make a cover for some time.

a machine cover isn't crucial but it's nice so you don't have to dust it each time you go to use it. mine came with a flimsy plastic cover that had an open spot for the handle and i didn't like when the cover was on my machine the flap for the handle didn't sit as close to the cover as i had hoped (if that made sense). for a while i used a large plastic shopping bag as a cover until i made a new one i was happy with. you could use whatever you want to cover it, if you have a larger piece of scrap fabric that will lay over top the whole thing, that would work too.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: karimusbunch on January 12, 2010 06:09:10 AM
cursive_queen, there are some great videos on youtube, especially by kniitingtipsbyjudy, that i watched when i taught myself to knit. i know sometimes written directions or diagrams don't help, so you might check out her videos:
http://www.youtube.com/user/knittingtipsbyjudy


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: princessacademy on January 12, 2010 06:31:06 AM
Tanquiel-Your baby carrier looks great! I have one of a similar style a friend made for me that I used all the time when P was a little baby. He'll be one this Thurs.... :'( :'( :'( So now I mostly use our Ergo.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: solarray on January 12, 2010 08:03:38 AM
As to the sewing machine cover, if you live somewhere with high humidity you need to use a cloth cover instead of a plastic one


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: PixieVal on January 12, 2010 08:28:32 AM
My husband and my mom bought me joint bday presents- he bought me the sewing machine, and she bought me notions and a hard plastic sewing case. so far I like it a lot, though, I have thought about decorating it! :)
I've finished 3 of my projects so far
1. decorate t-shirts for my daughter's birthday present.- 11 January
Will post pics probably sometime next week as I want action shots, and she's not getting them until Saturday.
14. Jessica's fleece blanket 3 January! did not take pics of
23. cowl for mom 9 January- forgot tot take pics of, but I'm making one for myself, so when its done I'll post that! :)

I've also got some WIPs,
13. Mom's bday fleece blanket- January
28. plarn rug
24. yarn scrap scarf
6. crochet large fabric basket for blankets to go in my living room
3. ribbed cowl for me
these won't be done till December probably
41. Learn to Knit(ongoing)
15. Project Linus Blanket-Along 12 in 2010!(ongoing)
50. Holiday Homemade Crusade-Stick to the plan!(ongoing)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: zombiekilla on January 12, 2010 09:02:16 AM
I have a question after seeing your projects...I have my first sewing machine on it's way after buying it online. Is a machine cover crucial? Can I just use the plastic top over? My sewing machine will sit up on a high shelf when not in use. I understand that you need to keep the dust out but I may not have the skill to make a cover for some time.
I'm way cheap when it comes to crafting and instead of making a cover from scratch I picked up a t shirt as a second hand store, turned it inside out and stitched the arm holes closed close to the body of the shirt and the neck hole closed. it isn't the prettiest thing ever but it keeps the dust out!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: solarray on January 12, 2010 09:12:13 AM
You can also use a pillowcase as a cover  ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 12, 2010 09:24:41 AM
Tanza--your snood is so cute--I like snoods because I can tuck in my long hair and keep the wind from whipping it around...

Tanquiel--I think it is great that new mothers are making things to help with the baby care!

ariethine--I got ONE bin organized!  I now have a bin of fun prints and most of my Alexander Henry fabrics!!  I sort of grouped my big fabrics into one bin as well but they are not yet folded neatly (hard to fold that much fabric without help!)

pixieval-Are you using a pattern for your cowl?  I need a simple knit one...

raerae--a dust cover for your machine will keep it running better as well; but I also bought canned air and spray mine every once in a while to get out the dust...I do not cover my main machine because I use it daily


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: raeraethejetplane on January 12, 2010 09:30:06 AM
Thanks everyone... your suggestion on sewing machine covers and tips are helpful. Depending on the size I may use one of my band shirts. It bothers me that I keep hoarding things I don't use but I can't bring myself to give away band and concert shirts. I use to wear clothes I could swim in and that's not my style anymore.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: LostInOz on January 12, 2010 09:34:10 AM
cursive_queen, there are some great videos on youtube, especially by kniitingtipsbyjudy, that i watched when i taught myself to knit. i know sometimes written directions or diagrams don't help, so you might check out her videos:
http://www.youtube.com/user/knittingtipsbyjudy

That's an awesome idea- I've learnt so much from videos! Some how it just works better for me to see someone doing it... maybe that's how I'll finally work out how to crochet.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 12, 2010 09:41:58 AM
ok--here are some things I completed:

slippers for myself!
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=323205.msg3858952#msg3858952

Hat and scarf for a friend at work:



so 5/50 is where I stand--not too bad for less than two weeks into the year!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: soorawn on January 12, 2010 09:48:33 AM
Those scarf & hat are lovely!  ^^  I had to say it, although I still have nothing to show.  But I've advanced the dress a lot.  I'll have to stop at some point so that my friend tries it on, but in the meanwhile I am thinking of making a matching handbag.
Ah, words and only words...

ps. ariethine, if you don't ask you'll never know :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pinokeeo on January 12, 2010 09:51:28 AM
Well, you're way ahead of me.  My problem is that most of my projects are really huge and have to be done in stages, or require me to set everything else aside until they are done.

I like your slippers, and the hat and scarf look really cozy.

And my chalk board is nearly done, as well as that darn chair repair.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 12, 2010 09:53:58 AM
yes, you  and some of the others have HUGE projects!  but just think what great satisfaction it will be to be completed!  I know that toward the later months, there will be a lot more posts because of the final finishing of those big projects--my biggest project is a baby quilt, so I better get it started soon!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: PixieVal on January 12, 2010 10:05:53 AM
pixieval-Are you using a pattern for your cowl?  I need a simple knit one...
First of all, I adore that hat! the pompoms are so cute, and I normally don't do pompoms.

I'm kind've using a pattern, it was a dishcloth pattern, that I altered slightly to make a cowl from. Actually, I don't even know if it could be considered a pattern, just learning a new technique. It's not knitting, I still am working on my third row of ever of a knit anything, its crocheted.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 12, 2010 10:09:21 AM
hmmm--maybe I should make one crochet to force myself to get more experience...thanks--


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: bexieboo on January 12, 2010 12:26:48 PM
Alwaysinmyroom, I looove that hat and scarf set! What yarn did you use? I'm totally in love with the colours.

I finished my first project of the year last Friday! It was a pair of knitted gloves for my little sister's boyfriend (no pics because they're just plain black, pretty boring!). I've got lots of things to get started on, but I'm currently working on a few items for a swap, so my stuff is on the back burner again. I need to get my scarf knitted up soon though! The weather has warmed up from last week, but I'm sure the temperatures will drop again at any moment!

I have a few more things to add to my list.

1. Gloves for my sister's boyfriend (late xmas gift) completed 8th Jan.
2. Gloves for my sister (late xmas gift)
3. Hat for my stepdad (late xmas gift)
4. Sweetheart apron for my best friend (late xmas gift)
5. Fudge/biscuits for my best friend's parents (late xmas gift) completed 10th Jan, need to send though.
6. A polka-dot doubleknit scarf for me.
7. Courting mittens for me and my sweetie.
8. A blanket made of 12" granny squares - stash buster.
9. A bouquet of coffee filter roses.
10. A Fair Isle hot water bottle cover
11. Learn to make soap
12. Learn to make lip balm.
13. Knit a gingerbread house.
14. Knit 10 ornaments for this year's xmas tree.
15. Make a canary yellow silk/satin top suitable for the office.
16. Make a paperbag or pencil skirt out of my leftover blue silk.
17. A polka-dot doubleknit trivet.
18. A large, medium and small item for the 100 Facts About Me swap, due 1st Feb  - *in progress*
19. Lots of little handmade whimsies and a decorated container for Jar of Whimsies 7 swap, due 1st Mar.
20. Make a cushion out of 2 knitted rectangles I found while organising my stash.
21. Knitted hearts to hang around my house.
22. Emily Peacock HUG cross-stitch.
23. "Bathroom" cross-stitch for my new house.
24. A handmade present for my niece's 2nd birthday.
25. A knitted Companion Cube for Valentine's Day.
26. A Tim Minchin plushie and a "MAS" T-shirt for my sweetie's birthday, due 24th March.

You're all doing amazingly. I wish I had more time to craft! There's so many things I haven't even put on the list yet!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: yofi on January 12, 2010 01:13:13 PM
Really nice hat and scarf set, alwaysinmyroom -- I really like the pompoms on a braid, as well.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 12, 2010 01:47:14 PM
That scarf and hat set really is gorgeous, and I totally adore the pom poms!  Hats like that are some of the few things in life where you can get away with pom poms as an adult :)

I used my trusty ironing board, a jar of whimsy and the self timer on my camera to take this picture of me in the 2nd outfit I made for the Faire.  Colors are slightly off from me having to autocorrect on the PC as they came out really dark inside for some reason...and no one else will be home until after dark to try to take outside pics of me :(  Overdress is a dark olive green polyester brocade from the home dec red tag fabric at Joann's for 3.50 a yard (used a 50% off coupon for the one cut of yardage, SCORE!).  The underdress was previously pictured with the butterfly overdress before, but I think the black linen blend dress I made (not pictured) looks better with that one...and this one is longer and I'm taller than my wife so it just works out well all around!  The overdress style is also known as a surcoat and this particular style is called 'gates of hell'  Called that for the gratuitous sideboob and hips visible under the surcoat...drove the men crazy back in the 1200s!  LOL!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: ageddert on January 12, 2010 02:13:00 PM
That dress is amazing!! Good job. You should feel proud to wear it when you get the chance!

This is a big post.. Ive actually accomplished alot!

1.   Fish Necklace
2.   polymer clay jewelry

Carrot earrings like luna lovegood in harry potter!

3.   polymer buttons
4.   pins for moms hat

5.   felt pea pods
6.   sweatshirt for Ashleigh
7.   monster cozies
8.   laptop surface for dad
9.   garbage can from garbage
10.   altered jigsaw puzzle
11.   coat rack
12.   jawbreaker inspired pillow
13.   chantis bday A plushie orange tv that has a tetris screen!

I needle pointed the tv screen freehand to look like tetris and it says "happy birthday". Sorry you have a hard time seeing the antennie in the picture. I embroidered the words "on" and "off" near the switch.

I put a turtle heart on the back because turtles are my favorite and a girraffe heart for my sister.
14.   recycled grocery bag
15.   decorate lightswitch covers
16.   pin cushion
I designed these doughnut pin cushions but they were inspired by different cupcake pincushions I saw.

17.   make shaving cream card
18.   paint babushka dolls
19.   paint seahawks babushka
20.   finish nightmare babushka
21.   child activity bookhttps://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334056.0
teaser pic: (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=321066)
22.   project linus blanket
23.   finish wreaths
24.   make craft portfolio
25.   decorate organizer
26.   be a swap angel
27.   make sweater sleeve boots
28.   finish fish before v-day
29.   big needle point project
30.   tshirt yoga pants
31.   decorate pretty bucket list
32.   make clock
33.      luggage tag for fran


I also made a pill box by needlepoint that was inspired by the boxes I saw on here so thanks!!!
here is the link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334059.0
and a teaser: (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=321073)

I tried to make a sweatshirt for my friend ashliegh but it didnt fit her. So, I kept her on my list but still want to post the pics of my attempt. Here is the link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334055.0
and a little teaser: (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=321054)

I just got a new camera so from now on, I will post pictures a little more often so it doesnt build up like this  ;D sorry.

I am so glad that this thread inspired me to do needlepoint because I love it.
seven down, who knows how many to go!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: teag on January 12, 2010 02:36:57 PM
I have a question after seeing your projects...I have my first sewing machine on it's way after buying it online. Is a machine cover crucial? Can I just use the plastic top over? My sewing machine will sit up on a high shelf when not in use. I understand that you need to keep the dust out but I may not have the skill to make a cover for some time.
raeraethejetplane you could use an old pillow case to cover your sewing machine until you build the confidence to make you own-But a sewing machine cover would be a great first project and since it's for you It doesn't have to be perfect and once you gain more skills you can make a more elaborate sewing machine cover


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: lady4feet on January 12, 2010 02:47:33 PM
The hat and scarf look soooo soft!

I finished another project! Nothing to complicated but I was scared to do it. I shortened my Hubbys leather jacket, it use to be trench coat length and he requested that I shorten it. I even took a (crappy) picture of the horribly boring project, lol. And the best thing is I now have some gorgeous leather sitting in my fabric box :)



I love this craftalong! Normally if I wonder into my craft room with no real purpose I end up just "cleaning" which is really just shuffling stuff around. Now I just look at my list :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 12, 2010 03:01:15 PM
alwaysinmyroom i absolutely ADORE that scarf and hat set. Pompoms are a big YESYESYES for me!! And it looks so cozy. AND it's gorgeous. Wow.

I agree with teag that a sewing machine cover would be a super easy project, as your sewing machine is little more than a big uneven rectangular box, when you look at it raerae.

TheSapphireMoon, that is beautiful!! I think I like that dress more than the other one. Though it's kind of like a close tie. The flowers were pretty on the other one, but I love the color and design of that one. :)

I really like all your projects ageddert. Those donuts are probably my fav. though. :)

Very nice, lady4feet! I would be SO AFRAID to sew leather. Did you use a machine for it?



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: bexieboo on January 12, 2010 03:03:54 PM
Called that for the gratuitous sideboob and hips visible under the surcoat...drove the men crazy back in the 1200s!  LOL!

Best. Sentence. Ever. Lol :D I love the dress, it's really beautiful, and you can see all the effort you put into it.

Ageddert, girl you are on fire!! I predict you hitting your 50 in March at this rate!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: lady4feet on January 12, 2010 03:33:09 PM
alwaysinmyroom i absolutely ADORE that scarf and hat set. Pompoms are a big YESYESYES for me!! And it looks so cozy. AND it's gorgeous. Wow.

I agree with teag that a sewing machine cover would be a super easy project, as your sewing machine is little more than a big uneven rectangular box, when you look at it raerae.

TheSapphireMoon, that is beautiful!! I think I like that dress more than the other one. Though it's kind of like a close tie. The flowers were pretty on the other one, but I love the color and design of that one. :)

I really like all your projects ageddert. Those donuts are probably my fav. though. :)

Very nice, lady4feet! I would be SO AFRAID to sew leather. Did you use a machine for it?



I was terrified! It's sat in my craft room for over 6 months, I've picked it up several times to do it and put it down. I used my regular sewing machine, it's a brother brand not sure of the model it's just a basic one. I used a heavy weight needle and regular thread. I practiced on some of the scrap leather to make sure it wouldn't mar it to much before I started.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: bunnyface on January 12, 2010 03:38:35 PM
I am blown away with all the projects people are finishing!  I'm pretty proud for getting one done in a week.

I finally finished the card for my Eye Spy bag, what I thought would be the simple part really ended up being a pain in the butt!  I'm also maybe 1/2 of the way done cleaning up my work area, I'm hoping to finish tonight after my bug goes to bed.

1. Eye spy bag for O 1/9/10
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=321097) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=321098)
2. Button wreath
3. One page (at least) in my altered book journal each week (0/52) Better get on it for this week!
4. Knitting needle roll
5. Taggy book
6. Felt food for O (not sure how to break this up, as I hope to make lots!  It will probably be more than one item on my list, maybe I'll count every 5 or so...)
7. Paint picnic table
8. Felted bowls/boxes
9. Le Sac dress
10. Necklace for Sister
11. Embroidered napkin set
12. Leg warmer socks
13. Finish ABC altered puzzle
14. Learn to carve my own stamps (since I bought a kit months ago)
15. Organize, organize, organize (got the tree down finally, and dragged out some extra shelving for me.  Now to tackle the giant pile of stuff where my desk should be!)
16. Learn to crochet, make an amigurumi
17. Coffee cozy/sleeve of some sort
18. Felt mail kit for O
19. Roman shades using this tutorial (http://jenduncan.typepad.com/whats_new/2008/11/roman-blind-tutorial-in-20-pictures-or-less.html)
20. Vegetable garden (and keep it alive this year!)
21. Case for camera


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 12, 2010 03:43:37 PM
Thank you!  I am just relieved to be done making them, they really took a lot out of me...my first MAJOR clothing projects, aside from tunics and sleeveless tops and an Amy Butler Birdie Sling :)

Yeah I had to throw the side boob comment in there, bexieboo   :D  Just wanted to give a little background on the costumes and all that is true according to the lore surrounding that style of dress.  

Ariethine, the olive green one was my fave from the beginning, even over that butterly tapestry material and butterflies are some of my fave creatures.  I also BARELY had enough of the butterfly material to make the first dress and I had to modify the pattern in the hips to fit me, so I had better like the oliave fabric or tough cookies!  LOL!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pinokeeo on January 12, 2010 04:24:29 PM
More great projects. 

That leather jacket came out really good.  I'm trying to work up enough courage to try stitching leather on a sewing machine.  I've always done my leather work with a hand stitching awl, but I'm getting more requests for leather, so I have to figure out how to do it without tearing up my hands.

Well, my chalk board is done, but I'm going to wait until tomorrow to post, because I have to make sure the paint is set.  Then it has to cure for three days before I can use it.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: lydiaharper on January 12, 2010 05:00:01 PM
the carrier: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333992.0

I also finished the first cloth nappy, gratuitous cute baby photos to follow.

The carrier looks awesome.  You did a great job!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: PixieVal on January 12, 2010 05:10:57 PM
Bunnyface! I've never seen an eyespy bag before-that is awesome!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: PixieVal on January 12, 2010 05:25:32 PM
Okay, my 3rd and 4th projects for 2010, a cowl for me and a cowl for my mom (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334078.0). There a lot shorter than the cowls that are popular right now.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: bunnyface on January 12, 2010 05:54:29 PM
Bunnyface! I've never seen an eyespy bag before-that is awesome!

Thanks!  I think I like playing with it more than my two year old right now, she just wants me to open it for her so she can get at everything inside.

I was inspired by this one (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=261769.0), but I did mine a little bigger (the window is 6x6 instead of 5x5), with 55 items inside.  I've been wanting to make one ever since I found that, and I actually plan on making at least two more for my cousins (one for the boys and one for the girls).  The boys are older, so I'm thinking of not including the picture or the list, but just a numbered list and they have to make their own as they find things, just to make it a little more interesting.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: .:dollface:. on January 12, 2010 05:59:02 PM
i LOVE LOVE the I Spy Bag!!! that's fabulous!!!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 12, 2010 06:34:33 PM
wow ageddert!  Lots of projects got done! Your needlepoint turned out wonderful! The luggage tag is also cute and going on a future list of mine! I think your sweatshirt turned out really cute as well!

thesapphiremoon--thanks for the mini-history lesson...how funny! I think you look like you stepped out of time with your headpiece and wonderful dress!

ladyfeet--You are brave to tackle leather...I have a couple of things I want to alter but have been hesitant...I took apart a suede coat from the 70's and have tons of scraps now--they come in handy for all sorts of crafts!

bunnyface--I also never heard of an I-spy play thing.  Very clever.

pixieaval--I commented on your cowls in the separate thread...they are awesome...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 12, 2010 06:53:40 PM
I like your cowls too pixieval. I was thinking of making some,  but I don't know how well it would go over in crochet.

 :-\ *sighs*

I think I might try to up my challenge to myself by selling more than 10 projects this year... (I am NOT fishing for sales. I'm talking about real life sales instead of internet.) I really want a way to get some money to help take care of myself... So I guess I will up it to 20 crafts or more. (Or at least $100) As in $5 dollars or more for each craft/bundle of crafts. Good start I guess. :/


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 12, 2010 07:26:21 PM
My mom saw the blanket I was making for the ferrets, and she told me I should make a bigger one like it, and put a cloth backing on it and I could try to sell it. I decided since the ferrets don't actually NEED a blanket, that I would just keep making it bigger until it is an actual comforter or decent sized blanket. Maybe the next time I get a flyer for a sale from HF I'll see if I can get some flannel or fleece. I'll show you guys a picture once it gets a little bigger. It's a granny square big enough to cover my lap at the moment.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: PixieVal on January 12, 2010 08:00:56 PM
thanks for the compliments on my cowls ladies! I love the long loose ones too, but this was really the kind I thought I need to make because of our frozen noses. lol


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 12, 2010 08:07:35 PM
general reminder AGAIN:  please keep posts crafts related and limit personal things to PM or the Friends of Craftsters chit chat forum...I am asking members to delete posts that make too much reference to items of personal nature   thanks


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: KLKing on January 12, 2010 08:28:40 PM
Pixieval... I commented on your cowls in the other thread.. and, funny thing, forgot I was there and wrote all this:(Then went back and erased it)

I so far have finished:
 2 knitted hats..1 too small; so my daughter got it.
1 cast cover... ended up bootie length .. I may make another
1 zentangle..My very first! it is 5x7, and on a white sticker label.. in blue ink
I haven't taken any pics yet.

Is there someone who would kindly send me a PM with instructions on posting a photo link... especially the kind that substitutes words for code?
Thanks!




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Casey1201 on January 12, 2010 08:36:02 PM
I finished another one!
33. Tulip skirt for me made from my peace sign fabric for 4th of July

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334094.0


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 13, 2010 05:49:25 AM
very nice Casey1201!  You are on a roll!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 13, 2010 06:52:24 AM
My VERY revised list so far::

Highest Priority Projects to finish(Whether I want to or not.)
What I want to do most
What would be the most useful to finish

Everything I can think of that I want to do this year... ATM anyway.
1.)Hearthstone Pillow for Josh
2.)Platypus Pillow for Dad
3.)Platypus Pillow for 6 yr old brother and a NotreDame Pillow for dad(set)
4.)Dragon Pillow for 11 yr old brother and NotreDame pillow for dad(set)
5.)Find and finish the WIP of my dad's hat. (Just needs a couple more rows!!!) And make him a scarf.
6.)Make myself a pile of hearthstones. (1 down. I want at least three, and I promised my brother and bf I'd make them one too. So one out of at least 5.)
7.)Make myself magnets. (Even bought magnetic tape. :) )
8.)Make myself a semi-formal black dress from my own pattern and design.
9.)Make myself a book tote for the library! :)
10.)Make myself a petticoat.
11.)Make a scoodie.
12.)Crochet myself a shawl.
13.)Sew up 4 Ninja/surgical masks. (Me, bf, and brothers)
14.)Make at least 10 reusable grocery bags.
15.)Make 5 sets of earrings.
16.)Make 4 coupon books.
17.)Make myself an amigurumi.
18.)Make 2 Pad/Tampon/Pantyliner wallets.
19.)Make myself a pair of slippers using only stash.
20.)Crochet a giant do-nut. (About twice the size of the regular ones.) And at least one regular sized one as well.
21.)Reconstruct a pair of shoes.
22.)Make myself a cute purse.
23.)Make at least one pair of undies.
24.)Make at least one bra.
25.)Lunch set for 11yr old brother. Place mat/ Sandwich wrap/ Reusable snack bags/ Try to find some cheap plastic cutlery to use as well.
26.)Wrap around skirt.
27.)A light and flow-y summer dress.
28.)A completely original designed pincushion. :)
29.)Create four scenes in bottles. One for each season.
30.)Quilt for me and my bf for a full sized bed. Already have all the fabrics and such.
31.)A perfect arm warmer pattern and pair of arm warmers for me.
32.)A perfect slipper pattern, and a pair of slippers for me.
33.)Make a piece of clothing for my ferret, and a few ferret toys.
34.)Make an entire outfit for my BJD.
35.)A purse organizer tailored to my needs.
36.)Make 1 to 5 hats for me. (Preferably from stash.)
37.)Make at least 10 hair accessories for me.
38.)Make myself a Gothic Lolita skirt.
39.)Make myself a tiny top hat.
40.)Use at least TWO of my patterns. (Clothing or bag.)
41.)Make myself a sweater sleeve cat plush.
42.)An apron, no matter how simple, and a partial/half apron.
43.)A decent sized/variety Rapunzel scarf.
44.)Crochet a toy yo-yo for my bf.
45.)Finally get on with my pant reconstruction.
46.)My own wallet, suited to my needs, and a matching change pouch! :) And maybe a checkbook cover too. (If I get a checkbook by then.)
47.)Sew my own sewing machine cover.
48.)Sew a computer monitor cover, and a keyboard cover to match.
49.)Try making fabric circle flowers, newspaper gift bags, and making a fabric book.
50.)Make a cowl, or a hooded high collar.

Challenges to myself::
1.)Make something cute out of thrift store finds and stash ONLY.
2.)Make something embroidered that is also detailed. :)
3.)Make and sell at least 20 crafts.
4.)Completely DIY my desk into an organized crafting haven. ;D
5.)Stencil SOMETHING.
6.)Use 50 patches this year on projects.
7.)1000 Cranes. 990 paper, 10 fabric
8.)Finish at least 20 drawing projects.
9.)Use something in my stash for at least half my projects. (A significant part of it.)

After going through my list again, I am reminded that I haven't got that much done!! O.o I need to get cracking. I'm thinking something sewn.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: kaz814 on January 13, 2010 08:56:38 AM
I, too, am revising my list as I go.  I may have to include swap items to get to the 50.  Perhaps.

Anyway, here's my updated list ...

In progress
Finished

Here's my list so far ...

1. Finish the Vogue knitted wrap.
2. Participate in at least one monthly Dishcloth-a-long. (Jan, Feb, March, April, May, June, July, August, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec)
3. Draft dodger for mom for her birthday. (+ #43 and #44)
4. Make a skirt for me. (Clothing intimidates me!)
5. A purse for me out of the pretty brown and batik fabric.
6. Cloth grocery bags!
7. Organize my crafting stuff (again.)
8. Learn how to book bind.
9. Learn how to felt.
10. Make wool dryer balls.
11. Make reusable cloth pads for myself.
12. Make a purse organizer for me.
13. Make a checkbook cover for me.
14. Make a knit/crochet project bag for myself.
15. Embroider the big white tablecloth.
16. Embroider the two cloth napkins (one white, one red.)
17. Embroider the table runner. (For mom maybe?)
18. Embroider the two dishcloths. (Swap?)
19. Cage-topper for the rabbit cages.
20. Try freezer paper stenciling.
21. Make a swiffer cover.
22. Baby present for pregnant friend. (Finish that sweater from ages ago, perhaps.)
23. Baby present for pregnant coworker.
24. Make a pair of socks.
25. Lap blanket for mom.
26. T-shirt quilt out of old memorabilia t-shirts. (maybe)
27. Sewing machine cover.
28. Finish the scarf from ages ago and donate it to a charity.
29. Christmas stockings for grandparents.
30. Learn soap making.
31. Make my own laundry soap.
32. Thread-catcher and sewing foot roll.
33. Reusable fabric gift bags.
34. Rag rug for the kitchen.
35. Make old Christmas cards into wreath! (I've saved cards from last Christmas and will save this one's too!) Extras will become gift tags.
36. Make something for charity.
37. Curtains for my bedroom.
38. Pillows for my bed.
39. Get garden going - garlic, beans, tomatoes, basil, cilantro, sage.
40. Make a neck warmer for uncle's wife.
41. Make thank you cards.
42. Make Christmas cards.
43. Dishcloths for mom for her birthday.


44. Purse organizer for mom for birthday


45. Make earrings for friend for Christmas 2009 (yes, we're running late!)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: PixieVal on January 13, 2010 09:08:02 AM
Kaz I love the colors you picked for the discloths! How does the purse organizer work? Is it pockets?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: kaz814 on January 13, 2010 09:14:28 AM
Yep - sorry it's such a bad picture.

I used this pattern (http://www.thegivingflower.de/patterns/Purse_Organizer_Recipe18_11.pdf), though I made mine not quite as long.  I gave one to my grandmother for Christmas too, and I need to make one for me (really, it's a situation in my purse!)

Kaz I love the colors you picked for the discloths! How does the purse organizer work? Is it pockets?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: cursive_queen on January 13, 2010 09:16:52 AM
Added a few more items to my list (haven't crossed any off yet though).  I like the satisfaction of making things for swaps (and occationally gifts) hoping that others will love them and appreciate them, so I don't tend to do a lot of 'me' projects.  I'm hoping this will help me accomplish some of the things I've wanted to complete.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 13, 2010 09:49:45 AM
kaz814--looks like you are doing well!  Nice colors on the dishcloths and thanks for the purse organizer link!

I have way too much stuff for one organizer! ha ha  I wonder if three of those would fit in my bag!  Yours is very lovely in blues!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: luckdragon on January 13, 2010 11:01:43 AM
I like the satisfaction of making things for swaps (and occationally gifts) hoping that others will love them and appreciate them, so I don't tend to do a lot of 'me' projects.  I'm hoping this will help me accomplish some of the things I've wanted to complete.

yea, that's why I'm not including swap stuff on my list.  I keep forgetting about making stuff for me or my dd!  The list is helping though :)
I added another thing to my list and then crossed it off.  Fleece hats and scarf for friends going skiing.  I'll try to post pix tonight.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pinokeeo on January 13, 2010 11:14:15 AM
Hey Kaz, yay for the dishcloths.  I love knitted dishclothes and yours look great.

I finally finished my chalk board door, and posted pictures.  You can see it here.
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334135.new#new

I can't wait to write my lists on my new chalk board.  Another item off my list.  I've been wanting to do this for three years.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 13, 2010 11:23:14 AM
I remarked on your post--but seriously, what a great idea and it looks great!

Now you have no excuse not to use it for at least a weekly to do list-ha ha!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: bunnyface on January 13, 2010 11:24:45 AM
Your chalkboard door looks great!  I started one on a cabinet in my kitchen when we moved in almost 18 months ago.  I painted it with magnetic paint first (which, if anyone uses I would recommend getting shaken up at the hardware store.  I shook and shook and stirred and stirred, and it is still barely magnetic, and the bottom is super thick with whatever is in there that makes it magnetic).  I think that's another project I should add to my list - finish chalkboard cabinet!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 13, 2010 11:29:21 AM
Is the paint easy to repaint over?  I was wondering because I have a small knee wall in my kitchen that I would love to be able to let the little ones draw on when they come over...but I would have to repaint it when I sold the house or when they got too big to bother with it...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pinokeeo on January 13, 2010 11:34:56 AM
I don't have an answer for that, since this is only the second time I've used the paint, and I haven't tried to repaint.  It goes on just like any other paint, though, so I'm guessing that a little sanding to rough it up is all you need to paint over it.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Aikibookworm on January 13, 2010 11:37:48 AM
Is it too late to join in on this?  I NEVER craft for myself, and there are so many projects that it would be helpful if I'd go ahead and just take the time and do them for myself/my own household.  I just did 1 of 50, I guess.  I crocheted my son a thick winter hat out of bulky yarn.  Now, let me think of 49 more.  LOL 

Seriously, though, I can join in, or are y'all too many days in?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on January 13, 2010 11:39:33 AM
I didn't join the last round until like April.  :D  So yes, join us!!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: yofi on January 13, 2010 11:45:02 AM
A few more things finished last night, and I was so energized I got up this morning and made a big pot of black bean chili.  Picked up a loaf of bread on the way to work and took the chili in a crockpot with bowls of sour cream, cheddar cheese and cilantro.  Gone in less than an hour -- I didn't even get to take a picture!

#2 Baby items

A little bunny buddy to go with a blanket for a friends foster baby.  Using up more stash.


And a diagnonal baby blanket made with stash Thick-and-Quick -- I like that fat yarn, but I hate weaving in the ends.



Also picked up a cabinet sewing machine at the school district warehouse for $5.  Still need to check it out and see how well it works, but I'm already looking forward to sanding down the cabinet (currently etched with kids initials and band names) and decorating it for my new craft room.

Love this cold weather and all the snow!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 13, 2010 11:47:33 AM
ha ha QNM--did you prorate your number to 41.5 projects? ha ha

Oh thanks pinokeeo--I was wondering if it was like regular paint or not...I could test a wall in the basement to see...I also read that tip of the member that said it had to be seasoned!

I am guessing that at the rate some members are going, there will be those that go beyond 50 projects and some will get only big projects done--it is however you want to motivate yourself...please join aikibookworm!!  This has been great fun!

Cute baby items yofi!  The diagonal blanket is very nice!  And your chili made me hungry!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: blupaisan on January 13, 2010 11:51:35 AM
I'm joining in!  I have a list of thirty projects to do... I am sure that along the way, I will come up with twenty more.  I am not at home today, but tomorrow I will post my first project.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: PixieVal on January 13, 2010 12:27:45 PM

I am guessing that at the rate some members are going, there will be those that go beyond 50 projects and some will get only big projects done--it is however you want to motivate yourself...please join aikibookworm!!  This has been great fun!
Definately all a motivation technique! I've made some of my small stuff so far, and I'm trying to crank out the small things(enjoyable cranking though though, not like crazy "I hate you crochet hook! you've ruined my life!" cranking out), that way when I just have my big projects left like the quilts and afgans I want to do, I'll already have built myself up in my head("oh you wonderful craftster you. You can do ANYTHING!") and will have the motivation to finish the big projects.

thats the plan anyways!  ::)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 13, 2010 12:31:12 PM
Seeing all of the quilt projects is motivating me to at least draw out my pattern and plan what fabrics I need to use up--and, I have not sewn clothing in years and have forgotten how wonderful it felt--and it was my first love when I learned how to sew...might have to add some clothes to my list...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: dharma_rebel on January 13, 2010 12:47:18 PM
Is it too late to join in on this?  I NEVER craft for myself, and there are so many projects that it would be helpful if I'd go ahead and just take the time and do them for myself/my own household.  I just did 1 of 50, I guess.  I crocheted my son a thick winter hat out of bulky yarn.  Now, let me think of 49 more.  LOL 

Seriously, though, I can join in, or are y'all too many days in?

*waves at aikibookworm* of course you can join! So glad to have you with us!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: envirocraft on January 13, 2010 01:14:41 PM
I finished #35 from my list:

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=321309)

Tee shirt recon inspired by My Mama Made It.  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334151.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334151.0)

Working on another one that I'll hopefully finish and post today too!!! This next one is to cover a stain!!! lol


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: yofi on January 13, 2010 01:16:33 PM
Nice!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Aikibookworm on January 13, 2010 02:30:48 PM
Hmmmm, can I count a project I made last week as part of my 50 of 2010?  

1.  New winter hat out of thick yarn for my son (much needed).



It's gonna be an ongoing process to figure out 50.  I'm not going to count swap projects.  Also, there's huge overlap here with inspiration and goals generated by my completely thorough enjoyment of the frugal living swap and the new frugal-along.  And, yes, I'm including cooking things. ;)  Also, I do hope it is considered in the spirit to include skills goals.

Here's what I know so far:

EDIT:  Completed list with some changes reposted later in thread.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 13, 2010 04:08:42 PM
Finished 2 items off my list today!


Baby quilt for a friend.  This came out REALLY screwed up, because apparently I don't know how to assemble a premade quilt top with batting and backing fabric :(  I don't have time to figure it out right now either, quilting is not a skill I have time to learn and making clothing is more useful in my skillset for me right now.  My friend won't mind though as it will end up getting spit up on it, drool, etc. and will be loved by the baby as she grows up anyway!


Dashiki for me.  Sorry the color is off, took this just about an hour ago when it got dark out already so the floor lamp makes the colors get all wierd.  Love this zig zag fabric, kinda wigs out the eyes if you look at it long enough.  On this pic, not so much, but in person, the blues POP on this and it makes me dizzy!  LOL!

I have a crushed velvet and cotton reversible cloak that has about 5 rips and a ripped tie cord at the neck that will be my 3rd project to complete today, been meaning to do it for like 4 years now and had pulled it out for the faire and remembered the cord and took a good look and saw all the rips that need fixing now too.  This will have to be all hand sewed to hide the stitching on the rips and to get the cord on, so like at least an hour job, so it will be on my list now.   I just added it to the list below and crossed off the two above!

UPDATED:

1. Medieval Faire outfit #1
2. Medieval Faire outfit #2
3. recon t-shirt skirt
4. button down shirt
5. pajama pants for me
6. pajama pants for wife
7. dashiki for me
8. wallet for a guy friend
9. long maxi halter dress
10. baby quilt for a friend
11. infinity dress
12. patchwork tiered skirt
13. patchwork dress
14. recon corduroy pants with side insets
15. rockabilly cherry dress
16. recon bedsheet top
17. recon bedsheet dress
18. recon bedsheet skirt (I have a LOT of sheets to use! LOL!)
19. pull on shorts
20. bubble tree applique wall hanging for living room
21. sewing machine cover
22. serger cover
23. medieval leather shoes
24. black wool cloak for Medieval Faire (may have to be for next year, as this year's is coming up in only a couple weeks   )
25. appliqued, corduroy messenger bag
26. set of MATCHING reusable shopping bags - at least 6
27. duffle bag (possibly Amy Butler Weekender?)
28. set of 6 season-generic placemats for our dining table
29. gauze pants and tunic outfit for the beach
30. long sleeve top from
31. purse (unsure on style/size)
32. purse (unsure on style/size)
33. sundress (unsure on style/size)
34. sundress (unsure on style/size)
35. organize office/craft room 100%
36. purchase and hang a shadowbox or shelves for whimsy collection
37. mend large rips in crushed velvet cloak, replace torn neck tie
38.
39.
40.
41.
42.
43.
44.
45.
46.
47.
48.
49.
50.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: v3nu5 on January 13, 2010 04:45:58 PM
I so want in on this... I keep telling my self to destash, but I always think i "need" more supplies.  :-\

Ok, so here is my list, rough but I can always revise for specifics.

My 50 projects for year 2010:

1. Cotton Dish cloths for my self my mother and grandmother.
2. A twin size quilt for my goddaughter, with matching pillow case.
3. Hats for my father in his fav colors.
4. A new PSP case for DH.
5. New wallets for my sisters, dad, brother and my self.
6. Horde banners for friends and guildies. (Its a Wow thing)
7. Crocheted cotton facial pads, for make-up ect.
8. Resin pendants.
9. Resin knitting needles. (since forever- Just like ammasmamma)
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=285832.230 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=285832.230)
10. A knitted shawl, or shrug.
11. Personalized freezer stenciled hoodie for my DH.
12. More Rosaries.

13. Polyclay pendants and key chains for friends.
14. Knitted hats for preemie babies, for Hospital charity.
15. Freezer stenciled t-shirts for family & friends.
16. Homemade facial scrubs.
17. Rebatched soap, cold processed or not.
18. Jewelery, & more jewelery.  -in progress
19. A homemade shadow box.
20. Homemade lotions, lip balms, and body butters for family.
21. Spring time outfits for my nieces.
22. Window treatments or valances for my bed room.
23. Texture & paint my ceiling.
24. Successfully plant & grow my own herbs in a window box.
25. Make my own canvas hanging seat or hammock.
26. Refurbish a ottoman or make from scratch, with built in storage.
27. Paint a portrait of my parents and frame it for them for their 24th Ann.
28. Etch a set of glass tumblers.
29. Sew bags, overnight bags, and/or totes for friends and family.
30. Personalized fridge magnets. Like so https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=299163.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=299163.0)
31. FINALLY make my own Poppet.
32. Create my own felt stuffies.
33. Make a drop spindle and spin my own wool yarn.
34. Have my dogs fur spun and crochet or knit it into something warm and fuzzy.
35. Make my own corset.
36. Backpack, full sized and miniature.
37. Cross stitch a picture, of what i'm not sure. >.<
38. Shrinky dinks!
39. Either buy a Yudu, or make my own silk screen supplies and screen everything!
40. Make a nice crocheted hat, like so. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=306164.10 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=306164.10)
41. Finish crocheting a granny square afghan for granparents.
42. Organize pictures and hang framed photos.
43. Make my own windchimes.
44. Finish my mosaic tile.
45. Create my own frames using old motherboards and plexi glass.
46. Build a large dog house for my 4 dogs.

47. Attempt to make my own hammock.
48. Finish granny squares for a large afghan.
49. Recover my desk chair.
50.Organize and read as many books as I can that I own.

I'm sure I can think of more at a later time when I'm not thinking of all the things I wanna do
right now. Even just typing this list out has inspired me to start this new year off right,
destashing and trying to craft for people I care about, or a cause I care about. I might have
to rethink the yard sale I was planning at the end of the month. It could definitely come in handy
for some of the projects I have planned. I'm sure looking over everyone elses lists with lend some
ideas on projects and how to destash.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Aikibookworm on January 13, 2010 04:47:23 PM
32.  Make a new seat for and completely recover the big rocker I got for $5 from the thrift shop.

33.  Refinish and cover a new seat for the vintage step ladder stool I got for $1 at a yardsale.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: playswithneedles on January 13, 2010 04:50:25 PM
Aikibookworm - I like the item on your list about entering the county fair (in fact, I like all of your list - practicality speaks to me)! I didn't realize there was a frugal-along. Yet another -along I may join. This seems to be a year for -alongs for me, I'm trying to kick the swap habit (its a tough one!).


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Aikibookworm on January 13, 2010 04:51:52 PM
Last year, I took the swap plunge, and my life is so much more pleasant for it.  (The craftster swap ladies LITERALLY helped me survive having my life fall apart last summer -- I'm an only child who has discovered that I have sisters after all.) 

This year, I'm taking the -along plunge! :) 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: PixieVal on January 13, 2010 04:54:13 PM
TheSapphireMoon I like the quilt! What do you not like about it? I have yet to quilt a "correct quilt" but just kind've go at it, and that's (at the risk of sounding corny) what makes it full of love!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pinokeeo on January 13, 2010 05:00:46 PM
TheSapphireMoon, I like your quilt, too.  I don't see what's wrong with it either, but I don't sew, so maybe that's a good thing.

Aikibookworm, your son's hat is too cute.  I like the colors and that heavy yarn is a great thing.

Envirocraft, your new top is cute, too.  I like the ruffle around the top.  Nice touch.

I'm also trying to stay away from swaps for awhile, so these craftalongs are just the ticket for me.  I'm also determined to knock out some projects that have been shoved aside so I could finish another swap.  I also desperately need to destash, so another reason for the craftalongs.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: teag on January 13, 2010 05:12:53 PM

21.  Learn how to make (and get good at) homemade pastry crusts.


I have an excellent recipe to make pastry crust, It comes out perfect every time- flaky, never soggy regardless of what i use it for- I make pies, quiches and various other pastries with this recipe- I have had this recipe for about 20 years  and it has never failed me

Flaky Pie Dough By Jaque Peppin



1/2 pound All purpose flour (2Cups)
6 oz cold sweet butter (diced)
1/4 t (teaspoon) salt
1/2 t granulated sugar

Cut with pastry knife until Coarse, Butter should still show and be the size of peas, Add:

3 oz of cold water (1/3 + 1t)

knead 1 minute- allow to rest in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes


the most important thing about making pie crust is that all your ingredients need to be cold including the flour (I keep mine in the freezer) for the water I fill a glass halfway with ice and top it off with water and allow it to sit until I get to that step then I measure out the Ice water- It is very important to allow your crust to sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes- longer is always better- I am impatient and am always tempted to skip this step- when I do my crust suffers for it- and do not overwork the crust-

if you have made your crust properly, you will see when rolling out the crust  pieces of butter in the dough this is important- it is  what gives the crust it's flakiness



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 13, 2010 05:34:20 PM
I folded up the quilt so no one can see all the mistakes when I took a pic...

Bought the top premade from Joann's and this is how it went today:

The batting stretched when I sewed it to the top piece, and I figured I stretched it enough to compensate but I guess I did not.

I think the top piece was not cut evenly, so trying to match the edges with my presser foot when sewing just botched it up even more.

I sewed the backing to the front pieces, right sides together and because the damn thing was not perfectly rectangular it got all messed up.

Just a comedy of errors on the whole damn thing, really, which goes to show why I do NOT have the desire to quilt anything right now.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Tanza on January 13, 2010 05:43:40 PM
I love the quilt, don't stress to much about it I have found unless you use spray glue and a ton of pins the batting moves anyway.
and I never trust that anything has been cut straight unless I did, and then I worry too  :o


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: cursive_queen on January 13, 2010 05:45:32 PM
my purling question from before, maybe a visual will help
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334093.0
The main part of these gloves... all little 'v's... that's purling right?  When I try to do multiple rows of purls... I get like one row of 'V's... the the rest look like I knit stitch. I dunno if Im turning my needle or something.  I'm going to watch that video that someone suggested a few pages back when I get the chance.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pinokeeo on January 13, 2010 05:48:01 PM

I have an excellent recipe to make pastry crust, It comes out perfect every time- flaky, never soggy regardless of what i use it for- I make pies, quiches and various other pastries with this recipe- I have had this recipe for about 20 years  and it has never failed me

Flaky Pie Dough By Jaque Peppin



1/2 pound All purpose flour (2Cups)
6 oz cold sweet butter (diced)
1/4 t (teaspoon) salt
1/2 t granulated sugar

Cut with pastry knife until Coarse, Butter should still show and be the size of peas, Add:

3 oz of cold water (1/3 + 1t)

knead 1 minute- allow to rest in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes


the most important thing about making pie crust is that all your ingredients need to be cold including the flour (I keep mine in the freezer) for the water I fill a glass halfway with ice and top it off with water and allow it to sit until I get to that step then I measure out the Ice water- It is very important to allow your crust to sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes- longer is always better- I am impatient and am always tempted to skip this step- when I do my crust suffers for it- and do not overwork the crust-

if you have made your crust properly, you will see when rolling out the crust  pieces of butter in the dough this is important- it is  what gives the crust it's flakiness


This looks a lot like the recipe I have that was my Gramma's.  She said the less you mess with it the better, and my pie crusts come out pretty good almost every time.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: teag on January 13, 2010 05:51:17 PM

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This looks a lot like the recipe I have that was my Gramma's.  She said the less you mess with it the better, and my pie crusts come out pretty good almost every time.
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Granmma is absolutely right


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Aikibookworm on January 13, 2010 05:54:02 PM
Thanks for the recipe!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Amelianutting on January 13, 2010 06:12:54 PM
1. Mini album about my new puppy
2. Organize pictures from California & new orleans and put in album
3. Purple quilt for queen bed
4. Participate in more swaps
5. Organize scrapbooking papers
6. clean bedroom---


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: bunnyface on January 13, 2010 06:18:29 PM
my purling question from before, maybe a visual will help
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334093.0
The main part of these gloves... all little 'v's... that's purling right?  When I try to do multiple rows of purls... I get like one row of 'V's... the the rest look like I knit stitch. I dunno if Im turning my needle or something.  I'm going to watch that video that someone suggested a few pages back when I get the chance.

The main part of the mitten is in stockinette stitch.  If you knit with two needles, it's alternating rows of knit and purl to get the little v's, but the back looks like all the little bumps (if that makes sense).  The cuff and the top are in rib, which is alternating knit and purl within the row (it looks like hers is 1x1) and then continuing to knit the knits and purl the purls.  I started out learning how to knit from a kids' knitting book (I think maybe Klutz?  I'll try to dig it up and post a link), the pictures were so easy, and the instructions are super basic. 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 13, 2010 06:40:40 PM
Oh yeah, I forgot to add that I am about 65% complete with 100% organizing my ENTIRE craft room/office.  I have organized the crafty half, and now only have to do with the office half.  I did list some items to eBay so that should take care of part of the pile still sitting over here, and I signed up to the Givers and Needers swap as a giver x2 and a needer, so I hope to move out a large portion of stuff in my large purple pop-up storage bag :)  I did all I could in the last 2 days here, and will be off to the Faire this weekend!  Wish me luck on good sales and on good weather!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: cursive_queen on January 13, 2010 06:44:37 PM
Bunnyface:  Oh!  The v's are formed by doing one row of each?  I thought the 'v' were just purling!  I'll try that and see if I can get it to work.  Thank you


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: KLKing on January 13, 2010 06:57:01 PM
my purling question from before, maybe a visual will help
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334093.0
The main part of these gloves... all little 'v's... that's purling right?  When I try to do multiple rows of purls... I get like one row of 'V's... the the rest look like I knit stitch. I dunno if Im turning my needle or something.  I'm going to watch that video that someone suggested a few pages back when I get the chance.
I just looked at those gloves. The cuff part is a knit1-Purl1 ribbing.  The little v's are from the knit side. the cross-wise stitches inbetween are the purl stitches. Except to keep the pattern going, you have to reverse the stitch on the back side. That's every other row if you are using plain straight needles. The main part of the glove is stockinette stitch, done with knit 1 row, purl 1 row. The back side shows the nubbies. The smooth side is the KNIT side.
If you just do one stitch or the other,row after row,  your end result will ALWAYS look like GARTER stitch... nubby on both sides.I have a good old book with easy to follow pics, but I can't show them here due to copyright issues. (Or can I just photograph the specific photos?)
Anyway, feel free to PM me if you want. The main thing to do is practice COMBINING the 2 stitches. Then you will understand how the patterns are done.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Aikibookworm on January 13, 2010 07:55:49 PM
OK, here's my list of 50 finished and refined with some changes.  Of course, I'll also makes gazillions of swap items and go off list a lot as need and mood suit. ;)

My 50 Projects in 2010

1.  Crochet new winter hat out of thick yarn for my son.

2. Crochet new winter hat for myself.

3.  Sew a long, patchwork denim skirt.

4.  Become safely competent at using the scrolling jigsaw.

5.  Learn how to sew zippers.

6.  Learn how to make sewing machine button holes.  

7.  Crochet a long vest.

8.  Sew a long, patchwork, Turkish style vest.

9.  Make an iron-on transfer Claude Rains t-shirt.

10.  Learn how to do freezer paper stencils.  Decorate at least 2 thriftshop/yardsale t-shirts.

11.  Learn how to sew sleeves.

12.  Always bake cookies from scratch.  Learn more recipes than just basic chocolate chip.

13.  Set up an organized shelving and storage system for craft supplies in front closet.  

14.  Sew new kitchen curtains.

15.  During this cold weather, craft thicker cover (modified window quilt?) for the 2 smaller windows in the living room.  Recon/recycle?

16.  When warm weather comes, make new curtains for the large living room window when it's time to rehang the warm weather curtains on the smaller windows.

17.  Make 2 long, hippified, patchwork warm weather skirts.

18.  Learn how to crochet up that gnome pattern I got in a swap.  Get proficient at it.

19.  Try crayon tinted embroidery.

20.  Craft every birthday gift all year except my dad's (all he wants is an envelope full of snapshots of his grandson).

21.  Learn how to make (and get good at) homemade pastry crusts.

22.  Make a polymer clay octopus necklace.

23.  Learn to solder, and make a project that requires wiring and a battery.

24.  Crochet Avery's Thomas/Percy/James colors blanket.

25.  (I'm getting a menstrual cup when my tax return comes.)  Make a menstrual cup bag.

26.  Learn to crochet a pair of socks.  Then, upgrade skills to crochet a pair of crazy, stripey socks.

27.  Embroidery pi to a bunch of places on the plain, pale sage green handmedown throw pillow from my grandmother.

28.  Get up the guts to enter items into competition at the county fair.

29.  Crochet a shawl for myself for the next time cold weather comes around.

30.  Make draft stoppers for windows and doors throughout the house.

31.  Consistently make and use homemade clothes soap.

32.  Make a new seat for and completely recover the big rocker I got for $5 from the thrift shop.

33.  Refinish and cover a new seat for the vintage step ladder stool I got for $1 at a yardsale.

34.  Sew a sewing machine cover.

35.  Learn to bake my own bread and do so regularly.

36.  Practice and get really decent at drawing Celtic knotwork.

37.  Make an "If I can bake a cake, I can build a bomb," cross stitch for the kitchen.  
(inspired by:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=292735.0 )

38.  Clean up, sand down, repaint the supercute vintage metal stool that I trash picked and sew a round cushion for the top.

39.  Someway, somehow cheap/free craft a rug to cover the old heater grate on the floor heading into the living room.

40.  Turn son's bedroom door into a TARDIS.

41.  Make at least 5 hats and 2 blankets or lapghans for Hats for Heroes.

42.  Make myself at least 5 fabric headbands (tie kind, not elastic kind).

43.  Make myself a scarf somehow using up the Kermit the Frog flannel remnant I got at Hancock a while back.

44.  Crochet a soapsaver.

45.  Spruce up my car inside and out.

46.  Start a beararium with my son.  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=312480.0

47.  Establish an etsy store.  *so intimidated by this!!!*

48.  Make a summer skirt from the big piece of fabric that looks like vintage handkerchiefs.

49.  Make a long, billowy skirt from the blue sushi bar fabric.      

50.  Sew myself at least 4 pairs of summer shorts out of cute fabric: loose, comfy, modest length, and with big, useful patch pockets.

51.  Sew a KitchenAid cover (smart, practical idea that I am blatantly stealing from earlier in this thread).  (I added a 51st since I finished my son's hat before I joined this -along.)

#52  Make an iron-on transfer Mythbusters Curse of the Snowplow t-shirt

#53  Make an iron-on transfer Kyuzo from Seven Samurai t-shirt

#54  Make an iron-on transfer t-shirt featuring a black and white capture of the old What's My Line? with John Daly, Arlene Francis, Dorothy Kilgallen, and Bennett Cerf.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: I.D.ten.T error on January 13, 2010 08:41:09 PM
I'm in.  Heres my to do list so far (i don't know if i have 50 things yet, but I'll keep adding to it if I dont as I think of things)
1. Sew a BUNCH of bibs for my drooly baby
2. sew at least 10 pairs of baby pants to fit her over the next year
3. onsies
4. baby hoodies
5.baby dresses
6. baby shirts
7.Finish all the half finished stuffed animals I've got started
8.make a dress form for myself
9. use said dress form to make myself some clothes
10. Get old metal shirts from friend and make him that metal quilt i've been promising him forever
11. use leftover metal shirts to make myself some kick ass clothes
12. make something for my dad to celebrate his retirement
13. make at least another ten diapers for babe, and the STOP USING DISPOSABLES!!
14 make a waterproof bag to hang off stroller to put wet rain cover/umbrella in
15. make myself a scoodie
16. make great friend somethig truly awsome.. i'm thinking pop tab purse.
17. finish crocheting stuffed animal hammock
18.crochet at leat one outfit for baby
19.make closet organisers
20. make hanging shoe organiser
21.organise the four huge boxes of fabric and sewing notions i've got all over the place (im thinking a shelfing unit made outta cardboard somehow.)
22.make halloween coustume for neice 1
23.make halloween coustume for njeice 2
24.learn to kni and actually finish a project, even if it is just a pot holder
25. make placemats
26.make oven mitts
27.make dress for friends daughter
28. make clothes for both my sisters kids
29. learn how to make shoes/boots for myself and baby
30. stencil baby clothes/bibs
31.use thhe kit i bought 6 months ago to make a crystal statue of my baby's hand.
32.make a ton more dog beds for selling
32.make a ton more stuffed animals for family , friends and maybe selling.
33.make something for my friend to use as a prop in her baby photography business
34.make a quilt for myself
35. learn how to shirr properly and make something shirred.
36.make something pleted
37. apllique smoething
38.make a nicer chair cover for my bfeeding chair other than a nasty old duvet
39. make a new duvet
40. make patchwork twirlly dresses for my daughter, neices and friends little girls.
41.make pillows and blankets outta my stuffie material pile
42. make baby some cool toys, and an activity mat
43.lean how to make homemade soap
44. make and use cloth wipes instead of disposables
45.make a hoodie for my husband that he will actually wear
46. make a waterproff bike helemt cover for my husband
47.finish the snowsuit I started for my daughter BEFORE it gets too warm for her to wear it  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334367.0
48.make a corset and actually wear it
49.use up the HUGE (and I really mean HUGE) pile of teddy bear material in my lin laws garage.
50.make myself a bathing suit i wont be too embarassed to wear.

i'll  cross off as i complete them.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: PixieVal on January 13, 2010 08:46:06 PM
Aikibookworm I am so glad to see some learn to's on your list. I have learn to's on mine as well! I figure learning something like knitting, or zipper sewing will probably invest a LOT more of my craft time than some of the things on my list I'm at least decent at already.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pjherbert on January 13, 2010 08:47:46 PM
This is the best thread..... by the end of the year... how many pages will it be? 75 now and we are not two weeks in... I know, because everyone is joining and posting their lists... but look at how many friends we will all have at the end of the year! Not just about crafting.... :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: bunnyface on January 13, 2010 08:58:14 PM
Aikibookworm, a Tardis door sounds awesome!  We got hooked on Doctor Who and watched the whole new series in probably 3 or 4 months!

I'm glad to see to learns too, and I've got a few, even though I need to learn another craft like I need another hole in my head.  I don't know if it's because I haven't found the right thing for me yet, but I get really excited one thing for a while and do a ton of it, and then get sick it and get really into another thing.  I usually come back to everything eventually, but I guess I'm just a jump around kind of crafter. 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 13, 2010 09:01:34 PM
Me too bunnyface. I tend to go from crochet to sew back and fourth. The only reason I don't have more crafts is because I can't pay for all the new supplies it would take to do them and support my current habits. I would love to learn how to knit, but other than that, I haven't tried too much. Oh, a little embroidery.
And we will be at MANY MANY pages by the end. (I know, because I won't shut up. :P )


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pinokeeo on January 13, 2010 09:18:03 PM
I'm happy to see learn to's as well.  I have a few on my list, too.  I think it should be a priority for everybody to learn something new at least once a year. ;)

I'm progressing with my projects again.  All these meetings take up too much of my crafting time.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Im Sew Silly on January 13, 2010 09:20:47 PM
well i just 'made' a little item...that wasnt on my list :D
i have been looking for a bento box to make my kiddos lunch and snacks fun (super picky eater!) and maybe she will be open to trying more new things. Alas, around here its hard to find anything like that. So whats a mom to do but dig thru her tupperware stash, find a tray shaped one thats clear with a clear lid and get out the ole perm markers and draw a cutsie pic on the top!
So...i guess i need to add 'make shift bento box' to my list and cross it out now?  ;)
i will try to post a pic when my camera is happier...its been cranky lately :-\


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: sunshinesmiles on January 13, 2010 09:23:40 PM
I conquered this last year and I'm so excited to do it again!
Hopefully I can make the things that I took of my list this year!
And list to follow, once I think through everything I have to make :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 13, 2010 09:38:35 PM
I'm yet again adding to my list. I'm going to make a ruffled skirt. I found the same fabric (butterflies) at walmart that my mom made me a skirt when I was like, 9 or 10, and I knew I had to have it. Does anybody else LOVE nostalgia?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Im Sew Silly on January 13, 2010 09:47:12 PM
ooh! is it the butterfly print that is dark with the teal/turquoise and purple ones all over it? i had that kind when i was younger  :)

nope, i adore things that remind me of special things growing up as well....

i saw today that monchichis were back.,,,you know those cute little monkey things that were in teh 80's? I would be thrilled if i actually was able to locate mine!

back to thread...i took one item off my list and added the make shift, tupperware bento box thingy...hehe  :) not sure what will be next,....


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 13, 2010 09:53:20 PM
I don't know how to describe it. It's a muted sky blue in the background with yellow purple navy orange etc butterflies all over it, along with some different colored flowers. I really wanted to start on it tonight, but I don't have elastic for the waistband. But with that, I just realized that I want to make a dress out of it instead of a skirt. Maybe that will be my summer dress. :) Oooh! So excited! 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Taniquel on January 14, 2010 12:32:07 AM
I have now got 5 nappies made:


All identical so far, I think for the next ones I am going to put Panne velvet on the outside.

Pinokeeo, thanks for trying to help with the buckles, I ended up digging up an old backpack to compare it, and even then it took me 3 tries before I got it right.

Good to see everyone making progress


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on January 14, 2010 12:37:39 AM
So many pages already, so many great things! And I haven't even posted my list yet! And for tonight I'll have to upload the first pics, that would be one of my projects right now... so, in just any order:

1. UFO - crocheted potholders cream/light green
2. earrings (made 12 pair on Jan 1)
2. baby ball (puzzle ball)
3. hooded towel for brother's baby (due March) (requested)
4. baby blanket with name (requested)
5. baby Blocks
6. Sackboy (from sweater?)
7. baby pillow with Marvin
8. XKCD Onesies/Lätzchen
9. taggieblankets (two)
10. Marvin/HG2G towel for DH
11. UFO purple jersey summer dress
11. necklace purple
12. necklace cream
13. bracelets for 11.&12.
14. earrings black rose w/ crystal rondel (find rondels...)
15. earrings aqua w/ rondel
16. necklace pink & cream ___
17. necklace brown & cream ___
18. butterfly bracelet (Ju)
19. simple, plain, black necklace (Ma)
20. Beading: use Goldfluss blau
21. Beading: use mother of pearl
22. Fimo cane Baseball (Sa)
23. Fimo cane Marvin (DH/self)
24. crochet potholders Marvin
25. crochet potholders Baseball (Sa)
26. crochet Marvin (detachable arm!)
27. butterfly necklace teal/gold (new design)
28. PJs - Where the Wild Things Are
29. PJs - Werder Bremen
30. T-shirt to skirt for summer (definitely black)
31. T-shirt to skirt for summer (maybe teal or very dark purple, but has to go with dark blue)
32. needlebook / embroidery kit
33. UFO recycle ugly handbag (lining/closure!)
34. bed caddy for iPod (2)
35. reading pillow (DH)
36. reading pillow (me)
37. Van Gogh cross stitch
38. earstuds with buttons "sewn on"
39. zipper bag with button flowers
40. red felt bag (Fl)
41. leather organizer
42. leather bookcover
43. leather handbag or wallet (let's see how the other 2 turn out first)
44. knitted legwarmers
45. UFO - finish scarf and hat in purple
46. UFO - finish scarf and hat in grey
47. UFO - beaded (cross) stitch Møn's Klint
48. cross stitch for MIL (Van Gogh Café)
49. embroider flowers/vines on cream pullover (take in side seams!)
50. necklace kit for DH (I'll do the start & finish, he will do the actual beading - and I'll be the one wearing it!)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: PixieVal on January 14, 2010 06:13:51 AM
Cute baby Taniquel! Oh, and I like the diapers too!  I made 3 cloth diapers last night-but for my daughter's baby doll so they didn't have to be thick or absorbant or anything.   :D
Actually, I was on a sewing roll last night, did a 4th shirt for my daughter, and was working on a 5th one, when I ran out of bobbin thread. No prob? you'd think. I kept winding it, and it kept ending up super loose and wacky! I couldn't quite remember where I had organized my sewing machine instructions too to see if I could figure out what I was doing wrong, so I put the machine away for the night.
Then I cut out panels for my cord/flannel skirt, some more appliques for my daughter's shirt, and the baby diapers. This weekend after my daughter's bday party, my crafting time is going to pretty much go to the frugal swap until I finish that up.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: fishstix43 on January 14, 2010 06:15:26 AM
I cannot wait to see all the HG2G stuff!  Being able to make a Marvin might be enough motivation for me to learn how to crochet! And XKCD....great list anna.wahnsinn, can't wait to see what you come up with!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 14, 2010 06:36:15 AM
love the t-shirt recon envirocraft! The ruffle is adorable!  I have a pile of t-shirts ready for recons, my t-shirt scarf and hopefully, some t-shirt yarn!

aikibookworm--your kids hat is very cute--love love the bulky yarn--what is it?

omg thesapphiremoon!  you are cooking with gas! I did not know you could buy predone tops for quilts! The recipient is going to love it and will know that it was made with love!  I like the chenille bits in the top and it gave me an idea of what to do with the yards and yards of chenille I bought and forgot what I bought it for!! ha ha

For me, the tops are the fun part, the quilting part, not so much!  I am looking into sending my quilts out to be quilted by someone else since I basically just like to do the tops...

Teag--that recipe is the same one I use from my great grandma! I once substituted butter crisco and I swear I thought she was going to beat me to a pulp! ha ha --do not stray from the recipe or grandma will get you!  Thanks for posting it...I have not made a pie in ages--mmmm apple pie sounds good for this weekend!

tanquiel--your child is co cute!!! moms have so much they can make for their children and yet I have no idea where you find the time!!  Glad you resolved your buckle issue...I love helpful craftster members!

ariethine--hey kiddo, I have one "Learn to Knit" kit left from a class I taught at our local recreation center...PM your address if you want it--the yarn is not so great, but I think the instructions are pretty easy and it includes the needles as well!!!  With your talent for crochet, I am sure you will be knitting beautiful things as well!

Great job--everyone needs to stop putting awesome things on their list that I keep stealing!  My unofficial list is almost up to 75 now!! ha ha


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 14, 2010 07:25:56 AM
Hey! Pixieval! What kind of machine do you have? I have had the same problem before. It turned out that my bobbin tension wasn't tight enough. I have a singer, and there's a little slit on top of the part where you bring the bobbin thread out of. I used the special tool to tighten it up. (I'm sure a tiny screwdriver would do... dunno who has those though... >> dad's an electrician, so we have lots of special tools.) But that sounds exactly what I went through. You could always look online for an answer if that's not it.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 14, 2010 07:30:04 AM
I have a whole kit of tiny screw drivers for my jewelry making and sewing machine repairs--you can also use the ends of your scissors or a paring knife to tighten the bobbin case tension...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 14, 2010 09:14:27 AM
Okay, I keep alternating on projects, but when I sort through the mess of all my swaps stuff and things my dad wants me to make my brothers, then I'm going to focus on me for a little while.

I found a drawing project I want to work on this year! I drew it during math class. :P During the final. :P ...But I was exempt. Teehee.

Sorry if it's faded or anything. She's wearing a dress, and the hand in front of her isn't holding anything inappropriate like a towel. Just a pose. I just haven't filled it in yet. I've worked a little bit on her hair since this pic was taken.  :)

Sorry, I tried to take a close-up of her face... and the pencil reflected the flash... but it might give you a LITTLE better detail... maybe. My goal is to finish the picture, and photo copy it so I can color one. :3

(P.S. There is a spiderweb design in her eye, but the shine made it unrecognizable.)
This is a WIP inside out vest alteration. I'm going to count this as one of my "make two or more things from my patterns." Because I wouldn't have been able (or wouldn't have wanted to try) to make alterations. But I want to turn it into a totally new and AWESOME vest.
...Went a little pin crazy.

A little more...


The vest looks tight, and it is, I just want to get a basic pattern down, so I can make another mock up, before I make the real thing out of the fabric I'm looking at. :)
I made it out of semi-decent cotton material in case I can make it decent enough to keep.

What do you guys think? :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 14, 2010 09:19:40 AM
I think it looks great!  Are you going to wear it over a collared, long sleeve button down?  I would :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 14, 2010 09:27:42 AM
Probably. Either that or I'm going to make a poet shirt to go underneath it. The pattern came with a poofy shapeless dress for underneath, and then the vest would define it.
If I get my way with it, you guys won't know what pattern it came from. Butterick 3906, btw. :3


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 14, 2010 09:30:11 AM
I love vests and think it would be very cute--it does look snug, though, if you are going to try to fit it over a t-shirt or blouse or if you line it--maybe when you cut it from the fabric you want to use, increase the seam allowance?

I like the drawing--looks like anime...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 14, 2010 09:38:59 AM
Yep and yep. I was going to increase the seam allowance by a whole 1/4 inch once I've got it all down pat.

And it is anime. ...Ugh... I hate how whenever I fix a picture with the rotate button, it's still sideways and it stretches! It looks really wonky. (The vest pics.)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: v3nu5 on January 14, 2010 09:44:26 AM
The vest looks great! I agree its tight but, to each his own. (or Her own) I'm a busty gal so I would want my with rom to wiggle, but it looks fantastic so far.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: KLKing on January 14, 2010 11:05:11 AM
 I really never was much of a list-maker, even for the grocery store! I tend to be inspired by the moment. But, it is a good habit to develop, and helps
when there seems to be no new flow. I'll probably stray a bit... Let's see if I can even remember what page I even started my list on!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: fochaux on January 14, 2010 11:09:08 AM
Totally doing this (probably several times over....well hopefully LOL).  I will update my op with my working list in a bit

1.  Paint nursery furniture (2 cribs, lamp base, changing table)
2.  Make crib skirts for both cribs  ***IN PROGRESS
3.  Boy burp cloths
4.  Girl burp cloths
5.  Boy receiving blankets
6.  Girl receiving blankets
7.  GN burp cloths
8.  GN receiving blankets
9.  Dishtowel
10.  Quilted potholder
11.  Crocheted potholder
12.  Dishcloths
13.  Layette (blanket, hat, booties) for friend's baby boy
14.  Baby blanket made from 6" squares from last year
15.  Blanket made from 12" swap squares from last year
16.  Ripple stitch toddler-ghan
17.  Baby wipes
18  Set of reuseable market bags for dad (yes, he does the shopping and he needs ALOT)
19.  Quilt pieced from old men's button-down shirts
20.  Twilight rosalie scarf
21.  Twilight Bella's La Push hat
22.  Shower durtain hooks
23.  Market bag for a swap
24.  Crocheted hat for DH
25.  Cloth napkins
26.  Linen & Ties placemats
27.  Pregnancy scrapbook
28.  Resuseable produce bags
29.  Dress apron
29.  Scrubbies
30.  Discloths for swap
31.  Half apron for swap
32.  Baby hats from old tshirts
33.  Pillowcase dress
34.  Organize fabric
35.  Organize sewing notions
36.  Sweater for Juniper
37.  Fleece coat for Russell
38.  Fleece pull toys for dogs
39.  Cookbook scrapbook
40.  "Owie" packs
41.  Cover for pantry baskets
42.  Curtain for master bedroom
43.  Valances for master bedroom
44.  Tiebacks for master bedroom curtains
45.  Set of crocheted market bags for ourselves (en+)
46.  Shelf and drawer liners for changing tables
47.  Newborn headbands that can fit changeable bows
48.  Recover lampshade for nursery
49.  Boutique bows for the twins coming home outfits
50.  Blankie for Grace's baby
51.  Crocheted market bags for Aunt Mary (5)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: karimusbunch on January 14, 2010 12:15:58 PM
i got bored hand-basting hexagons, so i stitched a few together. okay, a little more than a few, there's 61 here.
now i have to go back and hand-baste some more. :(



this is going to take a while...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: cursive_queen on January 14, 2010 12:18:53 PM
oooh Tardis door, I've been meaning to do that too, I even have the paint, i need to add it to the list!

LOVE the hexagons!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: yofi on January 14, 2010 12:26:46 PM
No list from me -- I've got ideas in my head, but I usually go with the spirit when it hits.  (sorry for the poor quality of pictures this  morning; not sure what my little phone camera was up to.)

Finished three more hats for my knitting groups charity project.  I love the unpredictability of varigated yarn -- when the colors line up it makes you look much smarter than you are.

#3 Charity Hats


The scrappy hat looks better on.  Literally made with scraps, changing from knit to purl and back with each new yarn.


Finally cut mats and framed some pretty noted cards I've had kicking around for a while.  Took a while to find mats for three Indian pieces that coordinated with each other and the colors in the cards.  I couldn't find something that would pick up the colors in the other two prints until I noticed the giant roll of contractors paper, like thick kraft paper, that I wrap packages in.  Perfect!

#4 Framed pictures




And then, not exactly crafty, but I have finally organizaed my yarn and fabric, at least.
$5 over the door shoe organizer for *most* of my yarn stash that's not heading into a project:


A shelf in the same corner; bags hold a bazillion little balls of left over yarn, sample squares and other orts.  Folded fabric and stacks of supplies, and boxes with half finished projects. 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 14, 2010 12:41:51 PM
Nice. I wish I could have shelves like that. I gotsta stick to bins I have to dig out of my closet. :/ Maybe I'll work on organizing my actual closet, so I can GET to those bins. :) Step 3 in my organization goal:: CLOSET! :) (Fabric, Yarn, Closet is the order, to those of you who don't know.)  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 14, 2010 12:51:41 PM
ha ha KLKing--I had to put my list into my signature so I could find myself again!

love the hexagon quilt--you are off to a great start karimybunch!

yofi--the scrappy hats for charity are wonderful and I like what you did with framing your art pieces!! looks like you also made progress in your ogranization--*sigh*  someday!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: yofi on January 14, 2010 12:58:32 PM
I just bought an amazing house this summer, and one of the most amazing features is a huge bedroom with a bank of four south-facing windows.  It's slowly becoming my craft room/library.  Look for more pictures of that room this year, as I replace the molding, patch the plaster, replace the doors, paint the walls...etc....

But it is a fabulous space!

(The bookshelves are great fold down things.  I now have 4 of them in the sitting room and three in the craft room and am on the hunt for more.  Forget whatt they cost, but they were reasonable.  And they stack nicely.)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: envirocraft on January 14, 2010 01:16:01 PM
Crafting FAIL!!!

I tried to do another shirt recon, and it was a disaster.  I hate it. LOL  It is going to be taken apart and changed completely.

I was originally inspired by this dress:


It's from http://mymamamadeit.blogspot.com/ (http://mymamamadeit.blogspot.com/)  Super cute right??


And I had this brown tee shirt, which, as you can see has a grease spot on the boob. :(


So I think you can guess where this is going.....

And it turned into this:


I think it's kinda gross. I feel like a clown.  Or as my boyfriend pointed out, it might be something a 5 year old would wear.  One more just for funzies:



In conclusion:
Dress by Alexis Meschi, super cute
Shirt by Jill, cute...if you're in the circus. :(


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: envirocraft on January 14, 2010 01:18:43 PM
In addition to making a shirt I don't like, as I was just finishing it, I broke my sewing machine needle!!! WHOOPS!

So now until I buy a new one, I can't do any of my sewing projects!!!  Good thing I do more that just sew! lol


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 14, 2010 01:19:24 PM
you are too funny!!!

maybe if you tried to make it narrower and longer...plus, the model has no curves at all so I think the ruffles give them to her ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: lady4feet on January 14, 2010 01:27:32 PM
you are too funny!!!

maybe if you tried to make it narrower and longer...plus, the model has no curves at all so I think the ruffles give them to her ;)


I agree with the narrow and longer, I think with yours being shorter it looks a bit bib like.

I hate it when crafts, especially clothes, don't come out like I want. I think out of all my recons I only have 1 or 2 that I've actually liked in the end.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 14, 2010 01:30:56 PM
I'd say knit or crochet some "lace". Alwaysinmyroom is right, she doesn't have any... But I didn't like her shirt to begin with. But if you wanted to continue with the idea, I would ruffle downward, because you're curvy, the circle ruffle doesn't do anything for you but look bulky on your bust.
Straight down ruffles  (WITHOUT the red, that's what's making it look "clownish") would look beautiful on you. like

!!!!!!
!!!!!!
 !!!!
  !!

More or less. That's what I plan on doing with a shirt I'm trying to mess with. :) I think you should try it.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: funtobewith on January 14, 2010 01:51:48 PM
I think its super cute, it might be the color combinaton that gives it the cirus feel :) wear it cuz you like it... :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 14, 2010 02:07:27 PM
She said she doesn't like it. :( Which is sad. Because I know the feeling. I do stuff all the time, put so much time and effort into something, and then it doesn't work... *sighs*

That reminds me that I have a whole pile of shirts that need to be either fixed added to or torn apart. Now if only they weren't mixed up with all my other shirts.
In good news for me, I got all of my clothes put away. Not organized, but that's my next step. I can see a splotch of floor in my closet, and I now have a little nook in my space to put stuff. ;D
In OTHER good news, I have added a lot to my mock up of a mock up dress. I am asking advice from my costumer friend, so I'm going to wait for that before I make the next mock up. :) Off to go organize clothes and pull out all the scrap/needy ones.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 14, 2010 02:09:09 PM
On the whole not being able to find the list thing...I copy and paste the list into a PM and PM it to myself.  I have also done this with other things like cute little star and heart symbols I saw people use, like in my siggy.  Whenever I update the list and post it here, before I submit the post I open a new window for craftster and go to the PMs area and start a new message to me with 50 projects list in the subject and paste my new list there and delete the previous message with the 'old' list on it.  Yeah, I'm a bit anal OCD ....er, uh, let's just say I'm comitted to being able to get to it at all times on any computer I go to!  LOL!  This also works well for me when I add to the list or change out some things and do not post it here, I just copy and paste and update and PM to myself again...if you notice, I only post the list now when I have completed something off it :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 14, 2010 02:17:39 PM
I would never be able to find my PM! I tried that with the ATC swap but it is because I get tons of PM's reporting issues etc and from the other mods....I have my list in an excel schedule and just insert the list into my original post...I know that my list was originally on page 4, but if someone above me adds to their post, it could bump me to a different page, hence, the link is directly to my post and not to a page in my signature...whatever works and however people want to do it--after all, this thread is for ourselves and we are just sharing our projects! :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pinokeeo on January 14, 2010 02:45:26 PM
I'm using a much simpler method of keeping track.  There's a little program in windows called notepad.  It's perfect for lists.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: KLKing on January 14, 2010 02:46:33 PM
  Great advice , Sapphire Moon! I will try that as soon as I can sit here long enough to focus on it. Does re-covering an ironing board and sleeve boards count as a project? "cause Dear Mom is demanding I get it done today!
  On the shirt ruffle idea... how about using your brown print and doing a 2.5" soft neck ruffle that meets at the center, and goes all the way to the hem? It could have small buttons down the center to finish it off. Or, start wider at the back of the neck, and taper gradually down for the front.
 On that grease spot... If you don't have a good de-greaser, try rubbing a little vinegar mixed with soap. Vinegar is a natural grease buster.

On the lists... How about if I just write it down and re-type it every time? LOL! Just Kidding!
 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 14, 2010 02:50:44 PM
:) I use wordpad. Same as notepad, but more formatted. I also keep a list in my notebook that I add to easily to keep track in case of computer problems. (I have them a lot.)
Tonight I think I'll do some stash busting AND making something useful. I'm going over to my dad's tomorrow, so I was thinking sewing up a little pouch to put socks and undergarments in. I share a bag with my bf, so between our clothes and the craft supplies I pack in there, they're hard to find. I don't know if I'll add it to my list by itself, but I might add on something more and make it a set or something. :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: KLKing on January 14, 2010 03:57:00 PM
 How about making one of those purse organizer things Kaz814 was talking about? You could make it deeper for the backpack. Please show us what you come up with!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 14, 2010 04:03:16 PM
;D That's an awesome idea KLKing! Thanks! I'm gonna get sewing now! :) I'll show you guys the moment it gets done!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: cinnamon teal on January 14, 2010 05:09:33 PM
Oooh! Oooh! I wanna play, too! ;D

I just saw this like a day ago. I'm going to keep adding to my list as I go. I don't know if everything counts for craftster, but it counts for me. ;)

Here's my list:

1. Scarflet
2. Socks for Matt - January 13th (http://cinnamonteal.blogspot.com/2010/01/elizabeth-zimmermann-socks.html)
3. Mittens for me! - I have this gorgeous hand painted yarn I got for Christmas. I'm going to make some modified endpaper mitts for myself as soon as I find the right yarn to go with it!
4. bird drawings for my Dad
5. Poufs for living room
6. something for my Mom
7. ripple baby blanket
8. riding jacket
9. something for my sister
10. drawing for my brother - guitar? in ink?
11. something for my nephew
12. organize office/craft space
13. redo website
14. light box
15. learn how to use each mode on my new camera - and take better pics!
16. Matt's office chair
17. spin fleece into yarn

*key
cross out = finished
bold = started


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pantastic on January 14, 2010 05:43:44 PM
I would love to join this 50 a year craftalong...
Now I just need to come up with a list, though I'm not much of a list maker.
Perhaps I'll just go with the flow. (:

By the way, envirocraft, I think you did a good job! It probably only looks a bit bib-ish because of the length of the ruffling you chose, but I think the craftsmanship is great! Fantastic! I am inspired to do a shirt re-con now (:


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: tcmatteson on January 14, 2010 06:06:45 PM
I just finished my second project tonight! Well, excluding the time it needs to dry... but that's another story... here's the link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334286.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334286.0)
It's the first quilt I've ever completed! My Grandma's Fairytale Quilt for Christmas '09 ^_- I'm so far behind on my Christmas crafting!! Hehe1


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 14, 2010 06:16:32 PM
That's really cool. I like how she can add more. :) Your embroidery is amazing.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: tcmatteson on January 14, 2010 06:26:08 PM
Thank you :) It was a lot of firsts for me. First time trying satin stitching, and first time quilting. A random lady at the fabric store told me how to simplify doing the binding by just foliding the backing fabric over to the front! It was too awesome how simple that made things and I didn't have to use actual binding which was the part I was worried about the most! Maybe one day I'll try binding, but not until I learn how to stitch a much straighter line, lol!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 14, 2010 06:28:28 PM
Ooh! That's a good idea!! I need to make a quilt for my bf and me. I was totally freaking out about the binding. O.o I SO did not know!! Thanks!! ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pjherbert on January 14, 2010 06:48:53 PM
I was petrified to do binding because everyone else was and you know what?....... it's not that hard, really, pretty easy actually, don't sike yourself out about it! really...... :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 14, 2010 07:03:18 PM
I feel so much better now! I thought for sure I would have to go buy binding, or try to make it... Makes me want to work on the quilt... but oh god the SQUARES! I'm thinking about doing really big squares. Because no matter what my squares always come out lopsided. Always. Even if I cut them from the same pattern piece. It's insane... T.T I feel like I'm never going to get to cross that off my list.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: tcmatteson on January 14, 2010 07:12:52 PM
Why not try doing a smaller lap quilt as a practice run? My squares were not perfect on this quilt, I can tell you that right now... but it's those small inconsistencies that make it completely unique to yourself :) Plus, having one of those square quilting rulers helps! I have a 6"x6" one that I have used in so many projects not completely inclusive to fabric... makes squaring ATCs and inchies so much easier!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 14, 2010 09:07:45 PM
Your quilt is lovely and represents your Grandma's family...



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: soorawn on January 15, 2010 12:07:40 AM
I have the same problem trying to get perfectly identical pieces.  In the end I discovered something that works very well for me:  when I cut the iron-on interfacing it is much easier to get them right because it is like working on paper, and because I cut them withouth seam allowances, once they are stuck on the material they are marking themselves the seams, so I only have to follow the edges to get them right.  Although it looks like a lot of work for a quilt... I've never quilted, but that hexagon work I've seen here is making me want to try that technique.
And I have to add two pairs of trousers to my list.  I've disintegrated my favourite pair (possibly will become a skirt now), and I am afraid I am bursting the other pair :(
Snif... the clothes you like to wear more often are the ones that go earlier.  Why should it be that way? :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: v3nu5 on January 15, 2010 12:54:42 AM
I made my first lap quilt last yr for my parents Anniversary and I used oversized wide satin ribbon for binding. I tried to press it down by folding it in the middle. Can someone tell me if there is a way easier way to do this? I have 2 more quilts planned for my two toddler nieces and need some tricks of the trade, or secrets from the professionals.  I love the hexagons so far. Also the hats are phenomenal by the way.  Looks like we are all on our way... What happens if I finish my list well before the end of the yr?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 15, 2010 01:24:25 AM
When I get back from my dad's, I want to make a ferret cuddle sling... just looking at Weeper makes me want to pick her up and snuggle her. But then she'll wake up... T.T  I'll probably be working on the pillows at the beginning of the list over there. So I'm hoping they'll go quickly, so I can come back here and stuff them and be done with TWO more projects. :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: soorawn on January 15, 2010 03:07:20 AM
What happens if I finish my list well before the end of the yr?

Then you get a commendation and go on crafting :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Britness on January 15, 2010 04:01:09 AM
21 out of 50 DONE!
1.Ballerina Pink Nightie https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3846467#msg3846467




2: Pink Purse Restored -
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332670.msg3841978#msg3841978


3.Flower Fairy lights For Bedroom
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3871328#msg3871328

4:Flower Fairy lights for Hobby Room
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3869232#msg3869232

5:headboard makeover https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3867957#msg3867957
6:aprons
7:dish soap apron
8:night gown restored to cami
9:decoupage wooden spoons
10: donate a craft
11 big black and white abstract on canvas with acrylic  for bedroom
12: 12:1 scale shadow box
13: tissue holder for purse
14: learn to crochet
15: crocheted Pink neck warmer https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334325.0

16::Crocheted White Yoga Socks toe-less and heel-less with pattern


https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=203606;sa=showTopics
17:Crocheted Black Yoga socks much better than the first white ones

18:Crocheted Blue Scarf
19: Yoga pants recon from t-shirt .....https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3852097#msg3852097


20: 2nd PAIR  Yoga pants recon from t-shirt .....https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334324.msg3863739#msg3863739


21: 3rd Yoga Pair pants
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334620.msg3868145#msg3868145

22: 4th Yoga Pants
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3875732#msg3875732

23:  Crochet Amigurumi Mouse

24:Make a tote bag https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3855376#msg3855376


25: ORGANIZE AND REDESIGN MY CRAFT ROOM!
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3867464#msg3867464
25:
26:make a new beaded necklace
 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333194.msg3848186#msg3848186

27:make a t-shirt 3 tier dress
28:make a maxi DRESS
29: learn to quilt
30: make quilted bag
31:make quilted accessories
32: make new gel eye mask (mine started leaking last night that i had)
33: make skirt out of jeans
34: sew a case for TOMTOM gps
35:make pink fleece wrap
36:make journal
37:Pet Swap (in Progress)
38: Pet Swap project (in Progress)
39: a pin cushion like like this one https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=297863.0
40: purse organizer
41: A paint brush pouch for my friend
42: Sewing machine cover
43:shreadable toy for my African Grey
44: Frog towel hoodie for my dog
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334108.0

45: Poppet- those are so cute!!!!
46: Ballerina Slippers
47: build a dress form
48:pillow
49: bag to give in swap
50:Crochet Basket

tea bag large wallet


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: PixieVal on January 15, 2010 06:05:21 AM
tcmatteson- I commented on your great quilt on its post.

Well, I still did not get back to my sewing machine last night. I was exhausted when my daughter finally got to bed. She had fallen out of bed the night before  :( and I was up with her for a couple hours trying to get her back to sleep.
So after she crashed last night, I layed down on the couch to watch Bones with a glass of wine and some crochet. I ended up making 3 dishcloths that I really like, and now I can't decide if they are going to be a Christmas present, or if I will keep them.
I went over in my head all the crafts I've gotten done so far this month, and its been quite a few! The first 15 days have been very busy for me, I'm thinking of taking a break from all things crafty tonight.... But I cannot remember the last time that happened! My hands just have to stay busy. Lol, I will probably crawl into bed early with a book on CD and crochet the night away!.
What I've done in January: (but only the ones in purple am I counting towards my 50, because they are things I've been meaning to make for a while)
3 sets of coasters
2 yarn scrap scarfs
2 sets of washcloths
4 small items for my frugal swap partner(haven't sent yet, so I cant tell you what they are)
4 shirts for my daughter
2 ribbed cowls
have made 6 balls of tshirt yarn
made 4 balls of plarn
made my daughter a scarf
Made an afgan for Project Linus
fleece blanket


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: karimusbunch on January 15, 2010 06:11:03 AM
I've never quilted, but that hexagon work I've seen here is making me want to try that technique.
i love the hexagon piecing. it's a lot of handwork, but i guess i enjoy the tedium, and because i keep it contained, i don't have to worry about my 7-month-old getting into it. it's pretty simple to keep it organized, so i can leave it whenever there's something to be done: diaper change/feeding time.
also, it's my first quilt, but using the paper piecing method keeps the hexagons pretty uniform. :)

What happens if I finish my list well before the end of the yr?
i don't know about you, but if i finish, i'm throwing a party, and you're all invited!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 15, 2010 06:41:58 AM
for those of you who need binding assistance, this is one of the best tutorials I have found for all machine stitched binding:

http://www.priscillabianchi.com/text_docs/binding.pdf

In addition, there are two people who do pretty good on YouTube: eleanor burns and sharon schamber

If you like to hand sew part of the binding like I do, this one has good pics!

http://heatherbailey.typepad.com/photos/continuous_quiltbinding/index.html


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: princessacademy on January 15, 2010 07:28:24 AM
Phew! Caught up!! bbl!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: PixieVal on January 15, 2010 08:14:30 AM
for those of you who need binding assistance, this is one of the best tutorials I have found for all machine stitched binding:

http://www.priscillabianchi.com/text_docs/binding.pdf

In addition, there are two people who do pretty good on YouTube: eleanor burns and sharon schamber

If you like to hand sew part of the binding like I do, this one has good pics!

http://heatherbailey.typepad.com/photos/continuous_quiltbinding/index.html

Thank you for posting those- definately will come in handy this year!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: ageddert on January 15, 2010 11:28:32 AM
Sorry I am so far behind! But I still wanted to give comments on somethings I missed  ;D

Envirocraft- I was wondering if maybe it just didnt look right because the dress was more dressed up and the tshirt is so casual. Maybe if you paired it with a high waist skirt or sew the tshirt into a dress somehow? Anyways, I thought that it was pretty cute!

and i am amazed with that hexagon quilt. It is going to look so intricate when it is done and it is just crazy that it is all  hand done!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: tlh878 on January 15, 2010 11:34:02 AM
WOW!! this sounds exciting, but also daunting.  It's one a week!  I don't know if I will be able to keep up that pace, but I am going to give it a go.  I am in!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pjherbert on January 15, 2010 11:59:57 AM
I find satin binding difficult because of the slickness. I like to use cotton, same fabic that I make the quilt out of, and I find that much simpler.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: KLKing on January 15, 2010 12:04:47 PM
 One of my projects is to get my new blog going. I started it a few days ago, but need to learn some basic info. So, is there a board on Craftster that goes into those issues? Where I can get specific information on what the site is asking me to do?
  One of the reasons is I want to put up a slide show, and build a sewing tutorial. Then, I can put photos of step by steps, like zippers, seam finishes, etc. I am wondering If I have to load all the pictures to one file folder in my PC, and paste that link, so people can get a quick preview of what's there?
 I hope I'm not straying off-topic too much, but this is what I consider an important project!
  AND, the Blogger site doesn't seem to have a place to ask questions.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: anitacj on January 15, 2010 12:17:20 PM
O.k I'm going to tentavely join.But there's no gurentee I can even do 1 much less 50.With everyhing happening in my life & stress I just dont know. :-\


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 15, 2010 12:19:20 PM
There really is no joining...if you want to just post stuff as you get it done with no list, just keep count for yourself...

this is a stress free zone :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Glamis on January 15, 2010 12:20:04 PM
First project finished!

3. slayer wallet for friend



He just lost his beloved spongebob wallet and I wanted to give him a proper replacement. He is getting back from a holiday tomorrow and it will await him.





Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 15, 2010 12:23:32 PM
oh wonderful (and your binding is beautifully done!)  he is going to love it!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pinokeeo on January 15, 2010 12:26:55 PM
Your wallet looks great.  I don't usually like green, but in this case it really works.  Nice job.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: tcmatteson on January 15, 2010 12:38:30 PM
Oh wow, that wallet looks great! The colors are fantastic and I like the leathered texture you chose, too! I don't think your friend is going to be missing his Spongebob wallet after recieving the Slayer one!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: soorawn on January 15, 2010 12:40:06 PM
From SpongeBob to Slayer... mmmm... I'm sure he'll be so happy, it's a really cool wallet!

KLKing, I'm sending you a pm.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: bunnyface on January 15, 2010 12:45:30 PM
That Slayer wallet is amazing :o!  mr. bunnyface would kill for something like that, Slayer is one of his favorite bands.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: KLKing on January 15, 2010 02:13:04 PM
 Really fine workmanship on that wallet! Now you have to make a whole collection of themes! ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: supermedic on January 15, 2010 02:32:48 PM
sweet wallet ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Aikibookworm on January 15, 2010 02:50:06 PM
I hate, hate, HATE satin blanket binding.  I refuse to ever work with it again.  It is the bane of my crafting existence.  It is made of pure evil. 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: teag on January 15, 2010 02:57:18 PM
Project 7. Chalkboard Globe


I have been wanting to make this ever since I saw this

 http://www.flickr.com/photos/tacoma-webmaster/340402975/in/pool-make/

The one drawback is that it is a mini globe that I found at the target dollar spot- I hope to get a full sized Globe, I just haven't come across one at  secondhand shops, I'm cheap- I refuse to pay retail

And three Swap items

8.___ ____ ______ ____ Dotee
9.___ ____ _____ Dotee
10. ___ ______ ______ Dotee

will post pictures as soon as they are received


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pinokeeo on January 15, 2010 03:09:38 PM
Oh my gosh, I love the globe.  Now I have to do this.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: cinnamon teal on January 15, 2010 03:19:48 PM
Woah! That globe is awesome! That's the best thing I've seen all day.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: greenfaerie on January 15, 2010 03:26:15 PM
I love that globe!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: SarahJSaturday on January 15, 2010 03:42:50 PM
1. Gualala Ocean Painting
2. Vasses Painting
3. Baby sweater for a friend
4. paint something for the 4 dollar store frames
5. Make a cat bed
6. Sew a dress from my stashes fabric
7. knit another Mohawk hat
8. paint a picture frame silver
9. Make a pin up calender
10. Replace the couch cushion with my own pillows
11. Paint the cork board and hang it up


bold = inprogress
strikeout = finished!

I'm sure I'll add a lot more. This enough on my list for now.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Aikibookworm on January 15, 2010 04:24:40 PM
Adding to my list:

#52  Make an iron-on transfer Mythbusters Curse of the Snowplow t-shirt
#53  Make an iron-on transfer Kyuzo from Seven Samurai t-shirt


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: tcmatteson on January 15, 2010 05:05:00 PM
Adding to my list:

#52  Make an iron-on transfer Mythbusters Curse of the Snowplow t-shirt
#53  Make an iron-on transfer Kyuzo from Seven Samurai t-shirt

My hubby would probably adore a Seven Samurai t-shirt :) Maybe I could add that to my list, too? Hehe!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: lady4feet on January 15, 2010 05:42:34 PM
The globe is awesome!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: papilionette on January 15, 2010 07:35:01 PM
I have to join in. I loved this craftalong when I spotted it last november, but I was fairly sure that 50 projects were not going to work anymore. Besides numerous health problems, I was just not that fast. But this year I'm planning to join in and set the standards high. I want to complete 100 projects. Too entusiastic maybe. And I only have made a list of 60+ items, which I probably won't follow in the end and make up other projects along the way.

In progress
Done



1. American McGee's Cheshire Cat scarf. I forgot to take pictures of the finished products, because I did an allnighter to finish it. And seemed to have fried my brains in the process. and gave it away as a present.
2. Mini Bacon tophat. Same here. but I will hunt my friends down for pictures.
3. Blue button sweater. Done, but I want to adjust it.
4. Koi carp patch. as soon as the camera is working again I will make pictures.
5. A way to use the koi patch.
6. Organization XIII coat Axel for a friend.
7. Infinity dress for myself.
8. Birthdaypresent: Legend of Zalda messenger bag.
9. Refurnishing the chairs for the diningtable.
10. Finishing my "computer" bag, a bag with computerparts that is.
11. Winter set for my boyfriend.
12. Shikishi for my friend with mountains or kois or something like that.
13. A pleather pencilskirt for myself.
14. A mummy plushie.
15. Learn to crochet properly.
16. Make an amigurumi.
17. Make a sockmonkey.
18. Birthdaypresent: DS case for my brother.
19. Make a coat with the purple wool I already bought.
20. Hearthstone pillows
21. Make a Murloc plushie.
22. Make a murloc costume.
23. Make a black and red dragon curtain for my dad's kitchen.
24. Make a corset for myself.
25. Make a camera case.
29. Make a scoodie.
30. X-men 1992 cartoon Beast costume.
31. Re-organize my crafting space.
32. Make a christmastree wall hanging.
33. Redecorate my fathers kitchen
34. Find a house and redecorate that.
35. Make a monsterplushie.
36. Make a circleskirt.
37. Make underwear.
38. Make reuseable sandwichwrappers.
39. Birthdaypresent: sewing toolbox for my sister.
40. Valentinepresent: Linen bag with wow goodies for bf
41. Go to a thriftstore and buy a closet and paint it.
42. Make pyama's for myself and my bf, whenever we can't sleep naked for some reason.
43. Make zombie armwarmers.
44. I want to felt something. A beret or something like that.
45. A big messenger sewing bag for school.
46. Learn to make kanzashi flowers.
47. Finish my school (I'm learning to be a dressmaker, so it's crafty.)
48. Using all of the patterns I've bought.
49. Make spats.
50. Make a new curtain for my room.
51. Make a doughnut backpack.
52. A platypus Perry stuffie.
53. Felted wool dryer balls. Just because I want to see if it works.
54. Make a fascinator.
55. Make other hair ornaments.
56. Make a Sylvanas pillow for a friend.
57. Design and make my own labels.
58. Make a pinup bag.
59. Make and sell stuff!!!
60. Finish my bunnybag.
61. Make a family tree quilt for my granparents.

Joining this craftalong also helps me destash, because I need to get some room in my room. 15 bins full of fabric in the smallest room in the house and I have to sleep there with my boyfriend is pretty crowded. Besides that I'm no longer allowed to buy stuff untill atleast 5 bins are empty. :P


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Aikibookworm on January 15, 2010 08:33:39 PM
I can't wait to see your Beast costume!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: dharma_rebel on January 15, 2010 10:56:11 PM
Slayer wallet = so rad

chalkboard globe = super cool.

pixieval, did you really crochet 3 dishcloths while watching Bones? I really need to figure out the crochet thing. It takes me for-ev-er to knit a single one!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 15, 2010 11:49:41 PM
papilionette I see a lot of things on your list that I already put on my list, :) but since we have SUCH great taste I think I'll snag a couple of yours that I hadn't thought of!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pjherbert on January 15, 2010 11:55:23 PM
I  keep working on things that I didn't even have on my list! Things I think of and say... "I'll just start that right now"... what is wrong with me?.... add it to the list. :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: ArtzKnitz on January 16, 2010 12:00:05 AM
Oh, boy.  Here I am with my weekly update.  I've been looking at everyone's lists and project pictures and again am overwhelmed with all the talent out there.  I'm not doing so well as far as finishing anything myself, but am busy, busy, busy.  Seems I like to start things, but not finish them.
I have a couple of things to add to my list:
21.  organize inspirational altered puzzle project with friends for friend recently diagnosed with colon cancer
22.  father's day gift for hubby involving lots of photos of daughters and grand-daughter (another altered puzzle, but giant-sized)
23.  finish trout counted cross-stitch started years ago
24.  wacko multi-directional scarf with yarn leftovers

So, hubby and I are off to the woods tomorrow to get snowed in for 5 days, or so the weatherman tells us.  So I'm taking my sewing machine and felt and knitting needles and yarn, and I plan to work uninterrupted except for food.  No nasty exercise or phone calls or anything to distract me (well, maybe a book or two).  I hope that by my next post next Friday I can report a few things done!
Plea for help:  does anyone have an actual pattern for owl cable wrist warmers?  I've been trying to put a couple of patterns together but can't quite get it right, and am frustrated with trying to reinvent the wheel.  I saw the originals in a swap gallery.  Thanks.

  


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Aikibookworm on January 16, 2010 12:23:49 AM
Adding:

#54  Make an iron-on transfer t-shirt featuring a black and white capture of the old What's My Line? with John Daly, Arlene Francis, Dorothy Kilgallen, and Bennett Cerf.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: sunshinesmiles on January 16, 2010 12:38:20 AM
52. A platypus Perry stuffie.

OH MY GOODNESS! I canNOT wait to see how this turns out! I heart Perry!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 16, 2010 02:29:24 AM
I've added a few things since I started my list... quite a few, but I think that I might add crochet with twine because I think we have some here. (I didn't want to pay 8$  per twine roll. No way. XP I'm gonna ask my dad if I can ahave it. :3


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on January 16, 2010 03:41:18 AM
New things today: Posting pictures on Craftster, decided to do the next potholders with something of a plan (or referring to some pattern...)

0. UFO - crocheted potholders cream/light green

1. earrings (made 12 pair on Jan 1)

2. baby ball (puzzle ball)
3. hooded towel for brother's baby (due March) (requested)
4. baby blanket with name (requested)
5. baby Blocks
6. Sackboy (from sweater?)
7. baby pillow with Marvin
8. XKCD Onesies/Lätzchen
9. taggieblankets (two)
10. Marvin/HG2G towel for DH
11. UFO purple jersey summer dress
11. necklace purple
12. necklace cream
13. bracelets for 11.&12.
14. earrings black rose w/ crystal rondel (find rondels...)
15. earrings aqua w/ rondel
16. necklace pink & cream ___
17. necklace brown & cream ___
18. butterfly bracelet (Ju)
19. simple, plain, black necklace (Ma)
20. Beading: use Goldfluss blau
21. Beading: use mother of pearl
22. Fimo cane Baseball (Sa)
23. Fimo cane Marvin (DH/self)
24. crochet potholders Marvin
25. crochet potholders Baseball (Sa)
26. crochet Marvin (detachable arm!)
27. butterfly necklace teal/gold (new design)
28. PJs - Where the Wild Things Are
29. PJs - Werder Bremen
30. T-shirt to skirt for summer (definitely black)
31. T-shirt to skirt for summer (maybe teal or very dark purple, but has to go with dark blue)
32. needlebook / embroidery kit
33. UFO recycle ugly handbag (lining/closure!)
34. bed caddy for iPod (2)
35. reading pillow (DH)
36. reading pillow (me)
37. Van Gogh cross stitch
38. earstuds with buttons "sewn on"
39. zipper bag with button flowers
40. red felt bag (Fl)
41. leather organizer
42. leather bookcover
43. leather handbag or wallet (let's see how the other 2 turn out first)
44. knitted legwarmers
45. UFO - finish scarf and hat in purple
46. UFO - finish scarf and hat in grey
47. UFO - beaded (cross) stitch Møn's Klint
48. cross stitch for MIL (Van Gogh Café)
49. embroider flowers/vines on cream pullover (take in side seams!)
50. necklace kit for DH (I'll do the start & finish, he will do the actual beading - and I'll be the one wearing it!)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: MICHELEIGH34 on January 16, 2010 05:15:16 AM
1.  thread catcher
2. -skeleton gloves-
3.  3 poppets as gifts for daughters
4. peace stmbol lunch box
5. felt food stash for xmas gifts
6. flying spaghetti monster xmas ornaments
7.  etch a sketch laptop cozy
8.  top hat head band
9. knit a sweater (better yet learn to knit)
10. knitting needle organizer
11. make own panties out of t shirts
12. quilled eggs
13. cardboard coffins
14. mario mushrooms end tables
15. cthulhu plushie
16.  flying spaghetti monster plushie
17.  quilled tree for xmas
18.  sewing labels for projects
19. clay jewelry
20. zombie t shirt refashion
21. tuxedo t shirt refashion
22. ski hats from sweaters
23 sweater boots


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: PixieVal on January 16, 2010 08:22:06 AM
pixieval, did you really crochet 3 dishcloths while watching Bones? I really need to figure out the crochet thing. It takes me for-ev-er to knit a single one!
I really did! But I've also been crocheting non-stop basically since mid-October, so my speed has picked up considerably.  ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: dharma_rebel on January 16, 2010 09:11:42 AM
I've added a few things since I started my list... quite a few, but I think that I might add crochet with twine because I think we have some here. (I didn't want to pay 8$  per twine roll. No way. XP I'm gonna ask my dad if I can ahave it. :3

oooh, i bet that would make a cool and sturdy market bag!

I'm gonna add learn to crochet to my list.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 16, 2010 11:41:39 AM
Nah, no market bag. I didn't have nearly enough for... anything really. T.T AND It was annoying to crochet up.
Gonna have spotty internet access for a while here, Bf's laptop loses connection a lot here.
:/


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Songs4Drowning on January 16, 2010 03:58:04 PM
I want in on this! Motivation!

1. Finish my Lord of the Rings cross stitch.

2. Mega- Megaman cross stitch

3. Metal Gear Solid cross stitch

4. Video game quilt

5. Learn to make liquid soap

6. Valkyrie Profile afghan

7. Hat for the boyfriend.

I'm sure I'll think of more soon!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: tlh878 on January 16, 2010 04:39:41 PM
I am starting my list so that I have some direction on the projects I want to get done.
 
1 - scrapbook of trip to Chicago
2 - scrapbook of friend's wedding
3 - crochet beach bag
4 - learn to crochet "properly" and be able to follow patterns
5 - t-shirt quilt
6 - knit 5 new dish clothes
7 - felt a shoulder bag
8 - nuno felt a scarf
9 - make a birthday date reminder
10 - make 10 kits of cards to use as gifts

this is a start, but if i accomplish all of this, that would still be a good year for me :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: PixieVal on January 16, 2010 05:48:50 PM
yay! got a more things down!
33. flannel/cordaroy skirt for me https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334488.0
1. decorate t-shirts for my daughter's birthday present.- finished this a few days ago, but her bday party was today https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334490.0
9. Make Lily a scarf



6 down 44 to go!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: LexiMarie on January 16, 2010 06:03:03 PM
I'll see if making a list and posting it helps, hopefully it will. My goal for a lot of the projects it to start using my huge stash of fabric (and yarns, and notions, and have I mentioned how many zippers I have? Too many)

1. Weekender bag (x2)
2. Create pattern for summer dress and sew dress (stash project)
3. Blue striped dress from vintage pattern (stash project)
4. Sew some mice for the kitty and find a way to make them VERY sturdy (stash project)
5. Make new bed for cat bed frame (little brat plays a little to heavily for cheap materials to hold up)
6. Corset for me with a chemise and bloomers
7. Tie dress from my grandfather's ties
8. Make a new bag for my Diva Cup (stash project)
9. Apron for craft time with lots and lots of pockets (stash project)
10. Make a hoodie for me
11. Fill a bottle with paper stars
12. Finish a quilt my grandmother started
13. Make reusable lunch/sandwich/snack bags for my cousins (Blue dots, green camo, blue camo, and crayon sets)
14. Reusable grocery bags (5-10) (stash project)
15. Reusable produce bags (15-20)
16. Crochet hook holder (stash project)
17. Recover a cork board with fabric like supermedic's but in greens (stash project)
18. Super simple bag I cut the pieces for about two years ago and then never stitched together (seriously, it's pinned and ready to stitch, no idea why I never finished it)
19. Makeup bags (stash project)
20. Bath robe from flannel for friend's store
21. Totoro stuffie
22. Soot sprite stuffie
23. Thread catcher (stash project)
24. Crochet washcloths (2) (I say two, but it really depends on how much cotton yarn is in the stash)
25. Some sort of ankle/leg warmer for my crummy ankle
26. Make some kanzashi hair clips (stash project)
27. Chainmaille bracelet
28. Chainmaille bra (for no other reason than I want to)
29. Dance bag for little sis
30. Make some small fabric balls for juggling (stash project)
31. Panty liners (stash project)
32. A usable teapot in ceramics class
33. PJ pants from 'Psych Ward' fabric (stash project)
34. Recon wool sweater into shrug for dance
35. Jewelry holder
36. Owl stuffies
37. Pin cushions
38. Sewing wallet/book thingy for my friend (I sketched it out in my notebook)
39. Soup/cookies/bread in a jar for holiday gifts
40. Gypsy skirt
41. Tying pants
42. Dance chiffon skirt
43. Scooby-Doo sheet dress
44. Hello Kitty sheet top
45. Totoro hat
46. Version 2 of a leather tree mask
47. Baking soda filled bags for my pointe shoes (drawstring with muslin filled pouch inside)
48. Nature inspired hair clips
49. Sewing machine cover for mom's machine
50. A cute dress of some sort to wear when I go meet my birthmother!  ;D (So this should probably be a priority project)
51. Pinafore (a black one and maybe a blue one)
52. Make something out of sari fabric that's been in stash for 2 years
53. Make fabric curlers
54. Recon shirt to yoga pants
55. Think about patching pants that have been unwearable for 5-ish years due to hole and maybe patch them
56. Make laundry soap
57. Pattern and sew shirred dress red shear with white backing (hey, another stash project!)
58. Cute apron for cooking
59. Headbands

Does sewing the elastic/ribbons on my new pointes and darning them count? I've had them for about 2 months and have yet to finish. I have one ribbon or four and one side of elastic sewn (also of four) and um, haven't even started the darning. I should do it as I need the new ones next week...maybe later.

I forgot to add, I don't think I will get everything on my list done, but it's worth a shot.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: v3nu5 on January 16, 2010 06:29:49 PM
I like your color combo for those pot holders.  I absolutely adore your earrings anna.w. I have jewelery on my list and just made a giant purchase today for more supplies. Yay!

Adding more:

47. Attempt to make my own Hammock.
48. Finish a giant granny square afghan for my grandparents.




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pinokeeo on January 16, 2010 06:42:41 PM
I'll be looking forward to seeing a leather tree mask.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: raslalique on January 16, 2010 06:46:09 PM
Wow! A lot of activity here already!

I have not finalised my list yet but here are the things that definitely have to be made:
  • Leather handbag
  • Curtains
  • Baby stuffed toys
  • Baby Blanket
  • Structured pants
  • Pencil skirt
  • Blazer
  • Some Fabric bags
  • dresses

The progress being made by everyone is so motivating! I wish I had more time though...school is taking its toll.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 16, 2010 06:49:21 PM
anna.wahnsinn--love the turquoise/black earrings! especially the crackled look beads!


micheleleigh34--nice list but it is really really hard to read the yellow font! I know I am looking forward to seeing your quilled items!

artzknitz--ha ha --I have also joined the "finish old projects" along--I swear I am about to throw half of them in the garbage because there must be a reason I never finished them--ugh

pixieeval--commented on your cute t-shirt dresses! Are you turning the t-shirts inside out to sew on them?  I applique a lot of jeans legs and the only way I can do it is to turn them inside out to manipulate the fabric...a real pain but can't throw out hubby's favorite jeans! ha ha

I did get a lot of projects done, but unfortunately, can't post any yet...

I have 7 sets of knitting needles going, and depending on my mood, I have been knitting a few rows here and there...*sigh* I knit like I read...6-7 at a time...




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: GrindHouseHussy19 on January 16, 2010 06:58:11 PM
WHOA!!!! Didn't realize how far out I was in this post!!!! hahahahaha I have my kitty skirt almost done...just gotta either glue the sequin leash on or sew it but then I will take a few shots and post 'em.... be back soon!!  :D

-GH


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: PixieVal on January 16, 2010 07:14:16 PM

pixieeval--commented on your cute t-shirt dresses! Are you turning the t-shirts inside out to sew on them?  I applique a lot of jeans legs and the only way I can do it is to turn them inside out to manipulate the fabric...a real pain but can't throw out hubby's favorite jeans! ha ha


I've never thought to turn them inside out! I've got a few more blank shirts for her downstairs, and I might have to try that out. I read someone's post this evening who decorated a shirt, and she had to take it apart first, then sew it back together. I thought about doing that, but unless I do some real serious type work on the decorating, I couldn't see myself taking the shirts apart...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: LexiMarie on January 16, 2010 07:26:41 PM
I'll be looking forward to seeing a leather tree mask.

I'm hoping to work on it tomorrow, but it depends on if I have a container large enough to soak it. Dorm sinks aren't as big as I wish they were. Here's to hoping I don't slice my finger like I did while cutting the last one!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Britness on January 16, 2010 07:35:56 PM
I made another pair of Yoga pants today out of a dark pink t-shirt... this pair came out great...the other pair are on my list. I also organized my closet and dressers today...it looks FAB..... ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: GrindHouseHussy19 on January 16, 2010 08:15:26 PM
Ok so i was having a bit of trouble with the waist line and the hem!!! *ack* my dear friend shdwstrm kindly helped me out (ty ty ty xo) and this is my kitty/poodle skirt!!!!!





a few close-ups of the kitty!!!!!





It's a nice twirly kind of skirt too!!! LOL
Now...onto sewing my monster purse!!!!

-GH



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 16, 2010 08:17:30 PM
I hope you've sewn your sequins on grindhousehussy19, it would suck if the glue and sequins came off after a while of washings and wearings! :(  It looks SO cute! I'm working on some projects, but I get crappy internet here at best, so I can't post any projects.  :(


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: tcmatteson on January 16, 2010 08:25:02 PM
Oh how cute, GrindHouse! It looks really twirly and the kitty is cut out so well!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 16, 2010 08:27:48 PM
I am now going to have to make a kitty skirt!!!!!  You did a great job--even the kitty looks retro!!! love how you used sequins for the leash--awesome

It would be such a fun thing to wear to our bowling banquet (we do a 50's theme each year!)....


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: cursive_queen on January 16, 2010 08:30:11 PM
super cute kitty skirt, my step daughter would love one like that.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pinokeeo on January 16, 2010 08:34:08 PM
Very cute kitty skirt.  When you sit on the floor, does it make a complete circle? :D  Nice job on it.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: dharma_rebel on January 16, 2010 08:43:58 PM
LOVE that skirt, GH! Very creative.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: PixieVal on January 16, 2010 09:14:55 PM
Oh that skirt is adorable! You did such an awesome job, and I love the kitty!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: GrindHouseHussy19 on January 16, 2010 09:20:49 PM
Thanks everyone for the lovely compliments!!! The actual skirt part was a pig on material!!! lol But it was really fun to make..... yea I did glue the sequins on BUT for some strange reason I ended getting a lot of it, so if it does fall off I can always re-glue it back on or change the colour of the leash!!! lol but now that you mention it Ariethine...maybe I should have sewn them!!! lol Now to recon a pair of shoes into saddle shoes!!!!! hahahahaha

-GH  :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: LexiMarie on January 16, 2010 10:09:48 PM
So, when you want to work on any crafts it generally helps to have the materials with you.  >:( I did manage to get my pointe shoes sewn while moping and watching really bad movies. I was going to work on either the chainmaille or on patterning a summer dress so I went out to my car to grab my craft bags. I think I left a bag or two at home because I was able to come up with: my sewing machine, a container of thread and my patterning book but no fabric or pattern paper or shears; jump rings and a single pair of pliers, but no other pliers or the pattern book, so I figured I would do some other craft. In poking around I found paper craft stuff, no glue, no scissor, crochet hooks and maybe a yard of yarn. And I don't have any straight pins either.  >:( So after, grumble, grumble, grumble and my cat looking at me like I lost my mind, I finished sewing my pointe shoes. Oh and my drop spindle and fiber? Locked in the theatre because they are being used in a show.

On the bright side I have to make a day trip home tomorrow for some school items and will be grabbing more craft stuff while I am there.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: dharma_rebel on January 16, 2010 10:35:42 PM
What a bummer, LexiMarie! When we pack up to go visit my folks (usually for, like a week or so) it takes me longest to pack up my crafty stuff - never sure what I'm gonna need when inspiration hits. But, hey, you finished your pointe shoes, and while it may not be extra fun or creative, it's one more off your list. Now you can go break them in!  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: greenfaerie on January 16, 2010 11:45:50 PM
Love the kitty!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Glamis on January 17, 2010 01:12:23 AM
the skirt is very pretty


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: bexieboo on January 17, 2010 04:07:55 AM
The kitty skirt is gorgeous! I love the shape of it.

I'm going a bit slowly...finished a large item for the 100 facts swap, started on a small but it went completely wrong so having to start over on that one.... Hopefully will get a couple of things done today at least!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: morrigan_le_faye on January 17, 2010 04:28:28 AM
I'm so proud! I taught myself nalbinding last sunday. That was on my list for a long time! ::)

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334513.0



I'm working on a hat now and next will be to make some stockings  ;D


And I also made this:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334514.0



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: nirauan on January 17, 2010 05:50:34 AM
oooooh nalbinding looks like an interesting thing to learn.......


anyway my weekly update. there is not much to update! i have been knitting my heart out trying to complete my february lady sweater and i've been cutting out quilt squares to begin the quilt top soon hopefully. hopefully i will have something else complete by next week!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 17, 2010 06:48:12 AM
Thank you for the links to nalbinding...fascinating...might have to include that in my list of things to learn!  nice first project


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: princessacademy on January 17, 2010 07:51:02 AM
1.Scarf using new stitch I've learned (broom stick lace)
2. Baby booties
3. baby blanket for my friend Mel's little boy, due April
4. A baby blanket for my friend Kelly's little boy due March
5. A baby blanket for my friend Jamie's little boy due Feb. (eek!)
6. A baby blanket for my friend Rebecca's little girl due march
7. my son's scrapbook, you know since he's one and all now
8. Pillows for my dd's room
9. Finish the Mother Goose cross stitch blanket I started for a friend's baby shower in Aug. whoops!
10.Throw pillows for couch
11. giant cuddle afghan for couch (out of stash yarns)
12. Cloth napkins! (we haven't used paper towel in about a year...could use some of these!)
13. try to make t shirt yarn
14. Make rug out of said T shirt yarn!
15. Attempt to make a skirt (more than one if things go well) for myself for church.
16.refinish/redecorate some of the picture frames in the basement into something I (or anyone) would actually use
17. make a winter hat for my sister's boyfriend, he walks 5 miles each way to work in OH and doesn't have a hat!
18. Recon winter coat? It has some holes and is scrubby...but can't afford a new one at present!
19. Make a t-shirt/onesie for my son that says "King of the Wild Things" with a Max crown, or..?
20. A onesie/shirt that says "Brosnan who?" on front and "Cpt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce" on the back, as the latter was the inspiration when naming him, but EVERYONE says "007 fans?" or "Like
Pierce Brosnan?"
21.Finish my Autumn wine shawl/wrap/throw
22. Leg warmers
23. paint dd's room24. decorate dd's room
25. sweater boots
26. Recon "crocs"
27. decorate son's 1st birthday cake
28. another pair of sweater boots
29. baby booties for friend Cindy due April (girl)
30. baby booties for friend Heatehr due April ? (???)
31. baby booties for friend Kalin due Aug (???)
32. something baby for Jenny due Aug (???)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: PixieVal on January 17, 2010 08:18:55 AM
That cake is great!! What is the tent mde from?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: BeccatotheMax on January 17, 2010 08:19:22 AM
I'm currently working on my floral dress, but apparently I just do not know how to do pleats or I do not understand these directions :(  Oh well, I'm sure I'll get it eventually.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: fishstix43 on January 17, 2010 08:21:16 AM
Weekly update time, since I actually haven't finished anything to post lately...
I've added a few things to my list:
19.   Newsboy hat out of old man pants
20.   Vest out of dress pants
21.   Seed bead hoop earrings
22.   Make something out of cherry fabric from broom cover and butterfly pillowcase
23.   Thick wool blanket using knifty knitter
24.   Finish coaster set using knitting spools
25.   Altered journal
26.   Reverse appliqué black shirt
27.   Make a bigger earring holder and 5 new pairs of earrings to go on it

Of these, I really went to town on the altered journal- I really love using scrapbooking type stuff, but I'm the sort of person who never takes enough pictures to scrapbook well, so this is great!   I worked on a WIP that isn't in the list (it was already mostly done, but I just can't be happy with it and keep dismantling it to fix things), I spent a while cutting fabric scraps for my scrap latchhook, and I made a few of my pieces from old costume jewelry.  I also thought I had my jean skirt finished, but when I put it on, the fabric panels I inserted worked more like godets (read:  it looked like I had fins on the front and back) so I have to rework that.  However, we have school off tomorrow for MLK day, so hopefully I'll get some crafting done.  Keep up the great work everyone, so much great stuff!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: princessacademy on January 17, 2010 08:21:45 AM
pixieval- Thanks! I've never really decorated a cake before...lol lots of things went wrong but I was happy-ish with it in the end! The tent is made of a plain Hershey Bar broken in half and then glued together with frosting :-)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: soorawn on January 17, 2010 08:27:14 AM
Is that marshmallows roasting on the fire?  That's clever ^^ Nomnomnom...

My friend's just been to try the dress I am making her... she put a wee bit of extra weight in Christmas and the dress fits her VERY snug!  Now I don't know whether to loosen the seams a little bit or just wait... because we are starting Weight Watchers tomorrow.  She likes how the dress is turning out.  And I am very pleased with the invisible zipper (ehm, I think I already said that before...  but it really looks good!)

Also I have given a try to paper making.  I don't have the proper material, but since I am stubborn, I used white glue; put the stuff between two pieces of aluminium paper and used a cooking pin to flatten it and form the sheet.  I put the stuff on a cloth for it to dry... and of course it is still drying.  What shall come out of this?  Shall I be able to use it for something?  The solution, in a few days.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 17, 2010 08:29:53 AM
:) That cake looks amazing. What flavor is it? I'm trying to envision the taste in my head. I can already taste the chocolate and marshmellows. Mmm!

An earring holder! I didn't even think of that. I think I must steal your idea fishstix! I hope you don't mind. :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: dharma_rebel on January 17, 2010 09:18:49 AM
I commented on the nalbinding in the crochet section, but wanted to tell you I think the flowers are beautiful. Also, the cake looks awesome. What a cute idea!

In one of my Readymades, they made a cool looking earring holder using a rolling pin - I think they stuck it in some kind of square piece of wood, and then attached small frames with some kind of mesh to it. Anyway, it looked really cool. If anyone is interested, I could scan the directions and email them to you. They also did some cool jewelry type storage with tinker toys! I don't love everything in their mag, but those were pretty cute.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: dharma_rebel on January 17, 2010 09:31:27 AM
Okay, here's what I made last week:

The slippers for my friend's birthday:


And my felted sweater valentine garlandish thing  ;D




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 17, 2010 09:36:14 AM
those are cool! fyi i've injured three of my fingers on my dominant hand, so i wont be getting too much done right now, and i probably won't capitalize my sentences like i always do. though i'll probably still type a lot. peck typing is getting a little easier.  :P


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: papilionette on January 17, 2010 10:05:48 AM


In progress
Done



1. American McGee's Cheshire Cat scarf. I forgot to take pictures of the finished products, because I did an allnighter to finish it. And seemed to have fried my brains in the process. and gave it away as a present.
2. Mini Bacon tophat. Same here. but I will hunt my friends down for pictures.
3. Blue button sweater. Done, but I want to adjust it.
4. Koi carp patch. as soon as the camera is working again I will make pictures. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334534.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334534.0)
5. A way to use the koi patch.
6. Organization XIII coat Axel for a friend.https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334533.msg3867005#msg3867005 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334533.msg3867005#msg3867005)
7. Infinity dress for myself.
8. Birthdaypresent: Legend of Zalda messenger bag.
9. Refurnishing the chairs for the diningtable.
10. Finishing my "computer" bag, a bag with computerparts that is.
11. Winter set for my boyfriend.
12. Shikishi for my friend with mountains or kois or something like that.
13. A pleather pencilskirt for myself.
14. A mummy plushie.
15. Learn to crochet properly.
16. Make an amigurumi.
17. Make a sockmonkey.
18. Birthdaypresent: DS case for my brother.
19. Make a coat with the purple wool I already bought.
20. Hearthstone pillows
21. Make a Murloc plushie.
22. Make a murloc costume.
23. Make a black and red dragon curtain for my dad's kitchen.
24. Make a corset for myself.
25. Make a camera case.
29. Make a scoodie.
30. X-men 1992 cartoon Beast costume.
31. Re-organize my crafting space.
32. Make a christmastree wall hanging.
33. Redecorate my fathers kitchen
34. Find a house and redecorate that.
35. Make a monsterplushie.
36. Make a circleskirt.
37. Make underwear.
38. Make reuseable sandwichwrappers.
39. Birthdaypresent: sewing toolbox for my sister.
40. Valentinepresent: Linen bag with wow goodies for bf
41. Go to a thriftstore and buy a closet and paint it.
42. Make pyama's for myself and my bf, whenever we can't sleep naked for some reason.
43. Make zombie armwarmers.
44. I want to felt something. A beret or something like that.
45. A big messenger sewing bag for school.
46. Learn to make kanzashi flowers.
47. Finish my school (I'm learning to be a dressmaker, so it's crafty.)
48. Using all of the patterns I've bought.
49. Make spats.
50. Make a new curtain for my room.
51. Make a doughnut backpack.
52. A platypus Perry stuffie.
53. Felted wool dryer balls. Just because I want to see if it works.
54. Make a fascinator.
55. Make other hair ornaments.
56. Make a Sylvanas pillow for a friend.
57. Design and make my own labels.
58. Make a pinup bag.
59. Make and sell stuff!!!
60. Finish my bunnybag.
61. Make a family tree quilt for my granparents.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: tcmatteson on January 17, 2010 10:38:23 AM
Hey, I finished my MIL's Christmas present! woot! Now I just need to pack everything and ship it off to my hubby's parent's house! LOL! So far behind >_<

Here's the link to her glass etched pitcher: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334547.msg3867167#msg3867167


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pinokeeo on January 17, 2010 10:41:19 AM
I commented on the nalbinding in the crochet section, but wanted to tell you I think the flowers are beautiful. Also, the cake looks awesome. What a cute idea!

In one of my Readymades, they made a cool looking earring holder using a rolling pin - I think they stuck it in some kind of square piece of wood, and then attached small frames with some kind of mesh to it. Anyway, it looked really cool. If anyone is interested, I could scan the directions and email them to you. They also did some cool jewelry type storage with tinker toys! I don't love everything in their mag, but those were pretty cute.

I would like to have these instructions, especially for the tinker toy storage.  I inherited somebody's leftovers awhile back and they are just sitting in my miscellaneous box waiting for something cool to do with them.  I also found a rolling pin that I had planned to make wheels out of and never got there.

I have also added to my list again.  I found my old bowling ball and decided to make a gazing ball out of it.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 17, 2010 10:55:05 AM
that's really cool tcmatterson, and im also interested in the rolling pin idea. there are no guaruntees i can even find a rolling pin, but if i can then it would be cool to try. :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: PixieVal on January 17, 2010 11:00:39 AM
those are cool! fyi i've injured three of my fingers on my dominant hand, so i wont be getting too much done right now, and i probably won't capitalize my sentences like i always do. though i'll probably still type a lot. peck typing is getting a little easier.  :P
Time to start using your toes!  ;)
Seriously though, hope you heal soon!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: soorawn on January 17, 2010 11:02:10 AM
That etched jug is just lovely, tcmatteson *-*

and that  reminds me I've got an etching tool, so I should think of something to do with it.  Maybe I can find a use for it in the backgammon board.  I'm going to start that now, I don't feel like sewing tonight.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: PixieVal on January 17, 2010 11:03:36 AM
I commented on its page tcmatteson- but that pitcher looks so classy and flawless!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 17, 2010 11:07:52 AM
o.o you know pixieval, my bf would probably tell me that too. he's pretty good with his toes. almost like a monkey or something. ....don't tell him i said that... >> although he's almost never on... :) im so excited. i got a third gift from him a couple days ago, he sewed me up a little turtle plush... so looking at it and knowing that he's probably going to help me do stuff when I get up makes me feel a little better. but not w a y too much better. T.T


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pantsafari on January 17, 2010 11:09:03 AM
Ive been crafting for my swaps...but havent been working on anything else on my list..  :o  my future MIL is coming over today (eeps!) and I need to get cleaning...and I should probably put away Christmas sometime today too.


1. Ringbearer Pillow and purse for my friends wedding. (Im counting this as one since they both need to be done for the same event)2. Finish Tshirt Quilt
3. Finish Devils Puzzle Quilt
4. Add legs to, and refinish end table thingie (that currently houses crafty supplies)
5. Snake Scarf For Megan
6. Re-Line Lavendar winter coat
7. Finish Snowflake scarf for myself
8. Quilt for my nephew
9. baby mahem for my sister in law! (once we find out what shes having)
10. more baby stuff for friend Rachel (its a girl!)
11. more baby stuff for friend chelsea (its a boy!)
12. taggie banket (its half done)
13.Crafting for whimsie swap
14.crafting for frugal living swap
15.2 soda can picture frames
16. Plarn market bags.
17. Go through and reorganize craft stuff. I need to seriously get stuff sorted.




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: PixieVal on January 17, 2010 11:17:38 AM
15.2 soda can picture frames
I am very curious to see this when it is done, I'm always looking for something to do with old soda cans since we don't really have much of a recycling system up here.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Britness on January 17, 2010 12:40:50 PM
I just completed a HUGE item on my list. my hobby room make-over, I also totally redid my bedroom...ton of pics taken before and after...will post soon. took 7 hours and did all my self.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: KLKing on January 17, 2010 12:46:53 PM
  Soorawn... Don't let the dress out just yet, but make sure to alter it where the holes show the least, if you have to. You can always put a facing to widen the zipper allowance, But... Try to make her lose some weight! Worse comes to worse, switch out a side panel and replace it... if it's got the right type of cut for that. Don't let her wear it too tight.. too many accidents can happen!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: dharma_rebel on January 17, 2010 01:06:18 PM
pinokeeo and Arithene, pm me your emails, I'll scan the instructions and send them later today.

My brother and I used to play Super Mario Brothers with our toes. We got pretty good.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010 PIC HEAVY
Post by: Britness on January 17, 2010 01:22:38 PM
before and after office/hobby room make-over...this one was a big one on list...I did all this myself I also made over bedroom total time was 9 hours straight...can't wait to see hubby's face...
here is office before



where i have been sewing cause of mess in office



moved bookcase to opposite wall





My art drafting table and table easel



LOVE IT HOBBY BOUTIQUE!!!!!
http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs122.snc3/16941_1328871703133_1271170060_30951818_7418765_n.jpg


EYE CANDY/ it holds all my supplies




THat is other side of room


files/mail/tools/paper station



the whole room


a puzzle i did


LOVE THIS!!




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: sunshinesmiles on January 17, 2010 01:23:26 PM
Ariethine: That's so cute that your boyfriend made you a turtle plush!! The craftiest thing my boyfriend's done is paint a plate at a paint-a-dream type place. It was precious and definitely looked like a six year old did it, but I love it just the same! :)

Speaking of turtle plushes, I have to make 10 of them (in addition to a looot of other things) by May... I would think it wouldn't be a problem, but I can't seem to find a pattern that I like anywhere, so I'm making up my own for the first time ever. I also don't have a reliable sewing machine, so I'm handstitching the first to see how long it takes.. :/


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pantsafari on January 17, 2010 01:56:18 PM
15.2 soda can picture frames
I am very curious to see this when it is done, I'm always looking for something to do with old soda cans since we don't really have much of a recycling system up here.

they are really easy. you need a wooden frame and some cans. I cut my cans into 1" squares and nail them down onto the frame with small short nails.  then any nails that go through the back get ground down with the dremel.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: soorawn on January 17, 2010 02:09:51 PM
Try to make her lose some weight!

Yes, yes, we're working on that :D  If everything fails, I'll lock her in a sauna! XDDDD

Britness, that's a great work you did ^^ Congratulations!

I didn't finish anything myself today, spent most of the weekend mending clothes.  But first stage of backgammon board is done!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: sarahj2001 on January 17, 2010 04:28:37 PM
I finally made some progress this week so...

1.  Stain my new spinning wheel pink!


2 - 7. Swap Crafts - I will post pictures after my partners receive

8.  Snuggie for neice and her doll
Doll Snuggie:


Kid Snuggie: I tried it on but obviously it doesn't fit me since she's a lot smaller.


9.  Spinning Wheel Cover - My cats want to scratch up my new wheel so...I decided I need some kind of cover to protect it from them.  I made this out of a old sheet I got at the thrift store.


To Do List:
1.  Owl Sweater - http://needled.wordpress.com/2009/01/16/o-w-l-s-the-pattern/
2.  Ear Flap Hat
3.  Family Silhouettes
4.  Thrummed Mittens - http://www.haveayarn.ca/stitch/06_2008_stitch_of_the_month.htm
5.  Peruvian Thread Earrings
6.  Dorodango - http://www.kyokyo-u.ac.jp/youkyou/4/english4.htm
7.  Mary Jane Slippers
8.  Flea market Bag - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332817.0
9.  Bella mitts with flap - http://www.ravelry.com/projects/mariamaria/bellas-mittens-3
10. Wachapreage Shirts for the parents
11. Candy Corn Soap
12. Spoke Sweater - http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter09/PATTspoke.php
13. Prairie Boots - http://www.cocoknits.com/knit/garments/accessories/prairieboots.html
14. Finish 50 States Block Quilt


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: PixieVal on January 17, 2010 04:42:42 PM
matching snuggies! That is the coolest idea!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 17, 2010 04:58:09 PM
I love the koi carp patch and want to try some for my hubby's ever changing jeans--he wants patches all over them...

pinokeeo--I will be looking for that gazing ball!  I have an old ball that I want to do something to--I was thinking of doing a mosaic on it since it is black

matching snuggies are too funny! I don't think I ever saw a a spinning wheel cover...oh my

britness--omg--I am beginning to think that I really need to make this a priority...ugh--just not something I do not want to do, but know it will benefit me...maybe next week... :D







Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: darkladymajesta on January 17, 2010 05:17:46 PM
So my first finished project of the year is

1) 4 spreads in my altered journal

They are examples for my program at a local teen center, I will be making more and some anime crafts are to show up real soon :)

You will be able to find scans here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=248633.msg3867751#msg3867751 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=248633.msg3867751#msg3867751)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 17, 2010 05:22:45 PM
nice work--and good to share with teens to give them hope and inspiration!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: PixieVal on January 17, 2010 05:26:35 PM
nice work--and good to share with teens to give them hope and inspiration!
I ditto that! And art is such a great way to get out frustrations and express yourself. And in a journal you can choose to share it with the world, or keep it to yourself. Very awesome idea. I also commented on the thread.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: supermedic on January 17, 2010 05:27:02 PM
1.  army quilt
2.  scrappy quilt
3.  pillow cover
4.  sm zipper bag
5.  memo board
6.  marine corp snuggie
7.  bookmarks for swap (will post after they receive--made 8 total but will count as 1)
8.  memo board (for next to computer this time)

9.  organized sewing notions (was watching the show Hoarders and felt the need to 
     straighten up a bit lol)
Before

After:

I am also glad to say I am still keeping with the work out of your stash rule i set for myself this year and the bookmarks were all made out of scraps and the boxes for my sewing notions were sitting still in their package in the same spot i put them in the attic 5 years ago lol. And I had room to add other stuff to the boxes and clean out some other areas too.  Yippee

Everyone, Your stuff looks  AWESOME


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: keystories on January 17, 2010 05:27:47 PM
What a fantastic idea - I haven't counted, but I'm sure I have at least 50 projects on the go right now...
I'm focusing on one at a time!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: PixieVal on January 17, 2010 05:33:42 PM
finished my 7th project of the year!! my 30 cloth napkins
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334138.msg3867775#msg3867775


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: MommyTheMaid on January 17, 2010 05:49:42 PM
I am joining!  I am so excited for this!

I will add to my list as time goes on.  

My List:

1. Organize and clean out my craft studio!
2. Poppet
3. Thrummed mittens
4. curtains for Troy's room
5. curtains for Kitchen
6. curtains for bathroom
7. Felt Cash Register Set
8. Felt Barnyard set
9. cloth pads for me
10. knit wool longies
11. Thrummed Mittens
12. learn to use my spindle
13. knit Trogdor
14. 20 cloth napkins for our family
15. Littlest Pet Shop Quilt
16. Littlest Pet Shop Dust Ruffle
17. curtains for my bedroom
18. catch up to within at least 2 months on my scrapbooking
19. Fleece Jammies for the younger kiddos
20. Use 10 new to me sewing patterns
21. Circular needles storage
22. Needle book that attaches the machine handle
23. un-paper towels w/ PVC tube roll
24. Scrappy Quilt
25. At least 10 squares on my crazy quilt done
26. curtains for craft studio
27. Tapey the Turtle
28. Finish and hang up my Chunky House Village
29. yoga socks for me
30. skull potholders
31. Knit Perry the Platypus
32. Skull Isle hat
33. DROPS Headband
34. UFO Pembroke Vest for Troy
35. UFO Dr Who Scarf for DH
36. Sun Bonnet Sue Quilt
37.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 17, 2010 05:53:02 PM
cloth napkins are such a good idea!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pjherbert on January 17, 2010 06:43:10 PM
What a busy day! Church, take care of granddaughter, go shopping for a new tv for mom and dad, put together a new tv stand, get all remotes programmed, come home, (have some wine) make dinner....... hummm, how many projects is that, oh yeah, ask all the mom, daughters and grandmas here.... that is a day in the life of us all! God bless each and everyone of you! :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Britness on January 17, 2010 07:32:41 PM


britness--omg--I am beginning to think that I really need to make this a priority...ugh--just not something I do not want to do, but know it will benefit me...maybe next week... :D







Thx...I love it sooo much , next project is flower light garland.....can't wait...the dress hanging on wall inspired whole boutique room idea....i finally found a home for all my girlie stuff...Great what to use my Victoria Secrets bag I collect...I have a hidden goodie basket for swaps too...can't wait to be able to join one...

here's bedroom make over
Before




After Loveseat in bedroom now...the one that was in office...redressed





Will post closet make-over and pink yoga pants i made later


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: envirocraft on January 17, 2010 08:53:55 PM
Wow... everyone has been doing so much! Good work every one!

I currently have 4 projects on the go, some of which are close to finished, but not quite.  I have more of my fabric curlers to do (well, my take on it anyway), I started another ds case like my controller one, but this one's an etch a sketch!  I have my reusable grocery bag to finish, but I can't post it for a while anyway. AND I've started on the coffee filter roses!  The first one (aka experimental one) is about half done, and it's looking pretty good for a first run!

Can't wait to finish things so I can post pics and cross them off my list!

p.s. I love crossing things off lists!  I make lists for everything in hopes of staying organized! It just feels so good to cross things off! lol


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: I.D.ten.T error on January 17, 2010 09:33:52 PM
I'm in.  Heres my to do list so far (i don't know if i have 50 things yet, but I'll keep adding to it if I dont as I think of things)
1. Sew a BUNCH of bibs for my drooly baby
2. sew at least 10 pairs of baby pants to fit her over the next year
3. onsies
4. baby hoodies
5.baby dresses
6. baby shirts
7.Finish all the half finished stuffed animals I've got started
8.make a dress form for myself
9. use said dress form to make myself some clothes
10. Get old metal shirts from friend and make him that metal quilt i've been promising him forever
11. use leftover metal shirts to make myself some kick ass clothes
12. make something for my dad to celebrate his retirement
13. make at least another ten diapers for babe, and the STOP USING DISPOSABLES!!
14.make a waterproof bag to hang off stroller to put wet rain cover/umbrella in[/s
15. make myself a scoodie
16. make great friend somethig truly awsome.. i'm thinking pop tab purse.
17. finish crocheting stuffed animal hammock
18.crochet at leat one outfit for baby
19.make closet organisers
20. make hanging shoe organiser
21.organise the four huge boxes of fabric and sewing notions i've got all over the place (im thinking a shelfing unit made outta cardboard somehow.)
22.make halloween coustume for neice 1
23.make halloween coustume for neice 2
24.learn to knit and actually finish a project, even if it is just a pot holder
25. make placemats
26.make oven mitts
27.make dress for friends daughter
28. make clothes for both my sisters kids
29. learn how to make shoes/boots for myself and baby
30. stencil baby clothes/bibs
31.use the kit i bought 6 months ago to make a crystal statue of my baby's hand.
32.make a ton more dog beds for selling
32.make a ton more stuffed animals for family , friends and maybe selling.
33.make something for my friend to use as a prop in her baby photography business
34.make a quilt for myself
35. learn how to shirr properly and make something shirred. (in process)
36.make something pleted
37. apllique smoething
38.make a nicer chair cover for my bfeeding chair other than a nasty old duvet
39. make a new duvet
40. make patchwork twirlly dresses for my daughter, neices and friends little girls.
41.make pillows and blankets outta my stuffie material pile
42. make baby some cool toys, and an activity mat
43.lean how to make homemade soap
44. make and use cloth wipes instead of disposables
45.make a hoodie for my husband that he will actually wear
46. make a waterproff bike helemt cover for my husband
47.finish the snowsuit I started for my daughter BEFORE it gets too warm for her to wear it  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334367.0
48.make a corset and actually wear it
49.use up the HUGE (and I really mean HUGE) pile of teddy bear material in my lin laws garage.
50.make myself a bathing suit i wont be too embarassed to wear.

i'll  cross off as i complete them.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 17, 2010 09:38:41 PM
britness--you are on a roll!  I did make a tote to have a place for my black yarn...and I did put up curtains to cover my closet mess in my craft room...so, I am making progress--especially since it is tax season and I am really really busy...still need to craft to get stress relief!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Casey1201 on January 17, 2010 09:57:04 PM
I finished another one! Yay!

40. Stethescope bag for my sister who graduates nursing school in Feb.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Britness on January 17, 2010 10:07:40 PM
Pink yoga pants https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334620.0


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Craftsy on January 17, 2010 10:13:33 PM


1. 2 Wrench holders (I have been promising my husband forever!)  (Problem is husband has now requested more   ::)
2. Queens size quilt (First ever  Roll Eyes )
3. 3 eye spy bags
4. 2 fun advent calendars with boxes and at least 12 little toys/ things for each
5. Land rover embroidery
6. 20 cloth napkins   (10 completed!)
7. Rabbit climbing frame
8. Try to make my own rubber stamp
9. Make my nephew a t shirt with applique
10. Bag for MIL
11. 10 or so eaten gingerbread men ornaments.
12.  2 softies for the Toy Society    http://thetoysociety.blogspot.com/
13. 5 cat nip mice Only made 3 but decided that was enough.
14. 10 fabric storage boxes for around the house.
15. Niece t-shirt with applique/ stencil
16. Attempt my own cloth pads.
17. Camera strap
18. 4 mens wallets
19. Large embroidery for living room (Possibly a tree?)
20. Notebook cover with pencil spaces
21. Camera Strap for brother
22. Messenger bag with camera motif for brother
23. Embroidered love letter for OH for valentines
24. Fish cat bed for my parents newly adopted cat
25. 10 Items for Etsy shop
26. 3 unusual hammocks for rat.
27.15 Scrabble tile pendants
28. Eye spy quilt (child size)
29. Eye spy quilt (child size)
30. Attempt my own knickers
31.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: FriendlyNeighbourPsycho on January 17, 2010 11:16:00 PM
My this thread is MASSIVE!! It took me forever to read it! Im more of a spontaneous crafter, so planning isnt usually my strong point unless I see something I want to make, follow a tutorial or have a random idea that I try to keep track of..But I will try and hopefully reach 50...hopefully.
Finished   All Year
1. Make a terrarium
2. Try Shrinky Dinks/# 6 plastic  Here  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=344452.msg4006526#msg4006526)
3. Stencil something
4. Make a Lite Brite lamp/lampshade
5. Finish 1000 crane project (and by finish I mean actually do something with them)
6. Controller Pendants  Here  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=305002.0)
7. Make a message board
8. Popsicle stick bird feeder Here  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3880623#msg3880623) and In use  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3883325#msg3883325)
9. Alter a puzzle
10. Use pop tabs for something other than jewelry
11. COG tags (even though it will be a 50/50 effort with my brother Im still counting it!!)
12. Organize the craft/art madness
13. Attempt things artistically that I wouldnt normally try, and pull it off - Portraits  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg4017364#msg4017364)
14. Improve and gain more confidence in photography/Post more photography -  Photo's  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3998267#msg3998267)
15. Try plastic bottle beads (Did not go so well)
16. Paper beads
17. Java the Hutt  Here  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=341179.0)
18. Stamp seal pendant  Here  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg4264367#msg4264367)
19. Rock Painting
20. Pop bottle planters  Here  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=345757.0)
21. Grow own herbs
22. Make something for baby :)
23. Try fusing plastic bags  Here  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=345757.0)
24. Decorate my own hat
25. String gardens  Here  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=350995.0)
26. Kanzashi flowers
27. String art jewelry  Here  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=350365.0)
28. Washer pendants
29. Flower Press
30. Sugar Salt Scrub
31. Nail Marbling  Here  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg4099802#msg4099802)
31. Lip scrub
32. Knitting Needle Bracelet
33. Ribbon Washer  Here  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=357402.0)
34. Simplicity necklace  Here  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=357403.0)

35. Glow in the dark stars  Here  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg4264367#msg4264367)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Disco Queen Highness on January 18, 2010 12:05:12 AM
Well, I've completed my first set of somethings for 2010.  My girls have been hounding me since they found the pattern in my notebook of stuff to eventually make.  I'll post as soon as I can steal them back for a brief minute.  They're just so darn hard to find.  Ninja Minions  :D They're stealthy little buggers.  I do mean little, it took me maybe 2 hours to crochet the both of them & I'm super slow at yarn crafts.  My girls loved them, though. 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: tlh878 on January 18, 2010 06:46:37 AM
I made another pair of Yoga pants today out of a dark pink t-shirt... this pair came out great...the other pair are on my list. I also organized my closet and dressers today...it looks FAB..... ;D

How did you make yoga pants from a t-shirt?  is there a tutorial somewhere?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: PixieVal on January 18, 2010 07:39:50 AM
DQH I'm excited to see the ninjas!

Casey1201- cute bag! I'm in love with the button!

Britness-I love the newest pants! And great job with your house, I wish I had the energy or the motivation to clean my dang house!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Britness on January 18, 2010 02:46:26 PM
Thank pixie , yes there is a TUTE on my link on my list...just look for the two ther yoga pants i have done and there is link.....there is two i followed...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: LexiMarie on January 18, 2010 02:57:08 PM
I finished my two crochet wash cloths! So 1/50 done. Pictures when I find the camera.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 18, 2010 03:05:11 PM
I think I need to do some washcloths too. I probably have enough cotton yarn to make up one or two. :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: april again on January 18, 2010 03:09:31 PM
I am in...I don't have my list yet but I have been lurking this thread and seeing it in people's signatures for a while...

Leaving myself edit room :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 18, 2010 03:12:28 PM
I wouldn't edit your post to put your link in. A lot of people don't go back because they aren't notified of edited posts. So if you want people to see it, then I'd start a new
post.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: april again on January 18, 2010 03:39:57 PM
Yeah now that I look it is 93 pages now ... :o

I just didn't want to spam it up but at the same time there are so many people I don't know if I would find this again :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: BethieB on January 18, 2010 04:25:27 PM
I'm late but in!  I don't think I have 50 things yet, but I am more concerned with forgetting what I want to make and then stumbling across it again and staying up all hours trying to finish it so I don't forget it again!  (Ask me how I know this will happen to me.  Go ahead...ask...lol.)

Anyway, projects that are already started are bold, and nothing is finished, so there won't be any crossed out ones yet. ;)

1) There are not enough rainbows in this world, and for sure not enough patchwork skirts like  this one (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=259659.0).  I will be making one.
2) tampon case (maybe x4, one for each of my sisters and my mother)
3) yoga pants from t-shirt (I also plan on losing 40 lbs this years, one can never have too many cheap workout pants to help with that goal!)
4) a wallet.  No specific type in mind yet.
5) wash clothes (crochet, my own simple pattern)
6) dish rags (there is a difference, so these are two seperate posts, lol)
7) de-stash as much as I possibly can, and quickly as possible!
8 ) make and wear an entire outfit
9) Make a king sized quilt and love it! I am tired of starting quilts only to hate them halfway through. I may go with a rainbow theme for my room and the hubby will just have to grin and bear it.  Right?
10) Begin making ATC's and inchies, again with a rainbow theme
11) Finish an altered book
12) begin an art journal.  (On the first post of this thread, the writer mentioned an "everything" journal, with writing, art, inchies, fabric, everything in it.  I may do this instead of just an art journal.)
13) Log cabin lap quilt in muted colors.
14) Learn to make undies!
15) Bathroom organization and redecoration - it needs it in the worst way!
16) Create a reading corner somewhere in the house with a comfy chair, a lamp and a shelf.
17) Set up my new crafting space after convincing hubby to let me have it (lol)
18) Make reusable bowl covers
19) make reusable "paper" towels (find the link in this thread to them first, obviously)
20) Reusable sandwich wraps for the hubby and the kiddo and I to take on picnics
21) make at least 10 grocery and produce bags.  Our local stores are starting to charge for plastic bags, and if I gotta pay for them anyway, I'd rather use my own adorable ones!
22) Make dryer balls
23) speaking of which, learn to felt wool
24) and learn to reclaim it from sweaters at the thrift stores.
25) sew a crochet hook/rag rug tool holder and NOT lose it.
26) make a toothbrush area-sized rug based on  these amazing tuts (http://www.ragrugcafe.com/toothbrush-rugs-complete-video-instructions-part-1-beginners)
27) for the art/everything journal, I need to learn to bind better.
28) also, I really want to focus on taking pictures and posting the projects I actually do.  I don't know if that counts as a whole project or not, so I may take it off my list eventually, but I really want to work on being consistent with this one.
28) Make paper at home with the paper making kit I bought LAST year (procrastinate much? lol)
29) make some art work for my living room
30) make some couch and floor cushions for my living room.
31) make remote control organizers (2, one for living room, one for bedroom)
32) Make my mom's paperback book cover
33) make a bible cover
34) make a ziplock-bag folder thing (I don't know where to find it online, I looked all over but can't find it yet.  Donna Dewberry made one on this show on Cutterstv and it was AWESOME.) with a hard back insert for writing on
35) make the DD a twirly skirt (rainbowy?)
36) make the DD a rag doll with blankets and pillows and accessories (x2, the other for my niece)
37) make the nephew a fun toy (or taggie blanket) so he doesn't feel unloved after the girls get their presents!

ETA the ones I just remembered, lol...
38) make my own Swiffer wet jet refill solution and covers.
39) Make a memo board for my sewing corner.

Okay, 39 in all I can come up with, and a few of those may have been a stretch.  I feel strange about seeing this list too...it's all in one place, which is a relief, but then again, it's a little stressful to look at, I feel kinda pressured...but excited!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Britness on January 18, 2010 04:40:53 PM
Flower lights are done and so cute. i think i might make a few more, like maybe some with blue and white flowers for bedroom,, and a jar of them for living room maybe...i'll post up photos soon. i think i am done with 15 projects now...woohoo!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Britness on January 18, 2010 05:11:10 PM
heres the lights and list







Here is updated list with small photos of completed and links to full project.

1.Ballerina Pink Nightie https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3846467#msg3846467


2: Pink Purse Restored -( I started this Dec 31 2009, but just finished sewing on the pink fur last night) https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332670.msg3841978#msg3841978

3.plushie
4:big black and white abstract on canvas with acrylic  for bedroom
5:headboard makeover https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3867957#msg3867957
6:aprons
7:dish soap apron
8:night gown restored to cami
9:decoupage wooden spoons
10: donate a craft
11: fleece slippers
12: 12:1 scale shadow box
13: tissue holder for purse
14: learn to crochet
15: crocheted Pink neck warmer

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334325.0
16:make flower lights
17:
18:
19: Yoga pants recon from t-shirt .....https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3852097#msg3852097
20: 2nd PAIR  Yoga pants recon from t-shirt .....https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334324.msg3863739#msg3863739

21:felt a sweater
22: make things from felted sweater
23:
24:Make a tote bag https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3855376#msg3855376

25: ORGANIZE AND REDESIGN MY CRAFT ROOM! (that gonna take forever)
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.msg3867464#msg3867464
25: make socks
26:make a new beaded necklace

 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333194.msg3848186#msg3848186
27:make a t-shirt 3 tier dress
28:make a maxi DRESS
29: learn to quilt
30: make quilted bag
31:make quilted accessories
32: make new gel eye mask (mine started leaking last night that i had)
33: make skirt out of jeans
34: sew a case for TOMTOM gps
35:make pink fleece wrap
36:make journal
37:paint more
38: create a trash holder for car.
39: a pin cushion like like this one https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=297863.0
40: purse organizer
41: A paint brush pouch for my friend
42: Sewing machine cover
43:shreadable toy for my African Grey
44: Frog towel hoodie for my dog

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334108.0
45: Poppet- those are so cute!!!!
46: Ballerina Slippers
47: build a dress form
48:pillow
49: bag to give in swap
50:tea bag large wallet


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: darkladymajesta on January 18, 2010 05:34:21 PM
I swear this thread multiplies so fast! I have finished several flyers for the teen center that I work at for programs so I am going to count those too ;)

1) 4 Spreads in art journal
2) January Flyers

3) February Flyers
4) Anime Swap Stuff *not giving away anything here ;) *


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: goldencrafter on January 18, 2010 06:29:06 PM
I am pretty sure this is my fifty.

1. Perfect my dressform DONEhttps://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=340965.0

2. Make some uber girly Lelli Kelly type shoes for daughter
3. sew 5 dresses for me
4. Create a headboard for me
5. Create a headboard for DD
6. Make 5 silhouettes
7. Make a quilt for DD
8. sew a laptop bag
9. Sew 1 dress coat for DD
10. Organize bedroom/office
11. Make a Golden Snitch for friend
12. Create a potting table
13. sew 2 purses
14. sew 2 Boxy Bags
15. make 1 colored pencil roll
16. Make 1 wallet DONE
17. Sew 2 purse organizers
18. Make 2 Christmas stockings
19. Make 2 dozen tubes of lip balm
20. Make 2 dozen candles
21. Sew 4 Emmeline aprons
22. Sew a blazer for DD
23. Make 6 over the top tutus (1 Done https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=338538.0)

24. Crochet 1 pineapple doily
25. Sew 4 skirts for mom
26. Sew 4 dresses for mom
27. make me an infinity dress
28. 2 Steampunk rings
29. 4 Steampunk necklaces
30. 4 beaded necklaces
31. 2 dozen hair clips
32. 2 dozen boutique hair bows
33. crochet 4 pairs of fingerless gloves
34. crochet 4 winter hats
35. knit 4 winter hats
36. make eyeball barrettes  
37. create family cookbook CD
38. create solar system mobile
39. recycle picture frames
40. create family tree
41. 4 Beaded bracelets Done
42. Sew a MP3 holster
43. Sew a Jewelry roll
44. 1 dozen rag rollers
45. create a flower bed
46. Sew a fat quarter dress for daughter
47. sew, knit or crochet 4 pairs baby shoes
48. sew curtains for bedroom
49. make a bra
50. sew some four pair of undies


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: playswithneedles on January 18, 2010 07:14:01 PM
Yeah now that I look it is 93 pages now ... :o

I just didn't want to spam it up but at the same time there are so many people I don't know if I would find this again :)

I know - I can't believe how fast this thread grows! I think we have more pages in the first three weeks of the year than they had ALL YEAR in last year's thread  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 18, 2010 08:39:09 PM
welcome goldencrafter--I love your avatar--is it an afghan that could be added to my ever growing list? :D

We are now in week three, so if you have projects started, that is great and if you have at least three done, you are doing super, and if you have more than three, well, dang, you might need a break to eat and sleep!! :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: BethieB on January 19, 2010 01:05:24 AM
Ha ha!  One down already!  I finished my #25...
1) There are not enough rainbows in this world, and for sure not enough patchwork skirts like  this one.  I will be making one.
2) tampon case (maybe x4, one for each of my sisters and my mother)
3) yoga pants from t-shirt (I also plan on losing 40 lbs this years, one can never have too many cheap workout pants to help with that goal!)
4) a wallet.  No specific type in mind yet.
5) wash clothes (crochet, my own simple pattern)
6) dish rags (there is a difference, so these are two seperate posts, lol)
7) de-stash as much as I possibly can, and quickly as possible!
8 ) make and wear an entire outfit
9) Make a king sized quilt and love it! I am tired of starting quilts only to hate them halfway through. I may go with a rainbow theme for my room and the hubby will just have to grin and bear it.  Right?
10) Begin making ATC's and inchies, again with a rainbow theme
11) Finish an altered book
12) begin an art journal.  (On the first post of this thread, the writer mentioned an "everything" journal, with writing, art, inchies, fabric, everything in it.  I may do this instead of just an art journal.)
13) Log cabin lap quilt in muted colors.
14) Learn to make undies!
15) Bathroom organization and redecoration - it needs it in the worst way!
16) Create a reading corner somewhere in the house with a comfy chair, a lamp and a shelf.
17) Set up my new crafting space after convincing hubby to let me have it (lol)
18) Make reusable bowl covers
19) make reusable "paper" towels (find the link in this thread to them first, obviously)
20) Reusable sandwich wraps for the hubby and the kiddo and I to take on picnics
21) make at least 10 grocery and produce bags.  Our local stores are starting to charge for plastic bags, and if I gotta pay for them anyway, I'd rather use my own adorable ones!
22) Make dryer balls
23) speaking of which, learn to felt wool
24) and learn to reclaim it from sweaters at the thrift stores.
25) sew a crochet hook/rag rug tool holder and NOT lose it.
26) make a toothbrush area-sized rug based on these amazing tuts
27) for the art/everything journal, I need to learn to bind better.
28) also, I really want to focus on taking pictures and posting the projects I actually do.  I don't know if that counts as a whole project or not, so I may take it off my list eventually, but I really want to work on being consistent with this one.
28) Make paper at home with the paper making kit I bought LAST year (procrastinate much? lol)
29) make some art work for my living room
30) make some couch and floor cushions for my living room.
31) make remote control organizers (2, one for living room, one for bedroom)
32) Make my mom's paperback book cover
33) make a bible cover
34) make a ziplock-bag folder thing (I don't know where to find it online, I looked all over but can't find it yet.  Donna Dewberry made one on this show on Cutterstv and it was AWESOME.) with a hard back insert for writing on
35) make the DD a twirly skirt (rainbowy?)
36) make the DD a rag doll with blankets and pillows and accessories (x2, the other for my niece)
37) make the nephew a fun toy (or taggie blanket) so he doesn't feel unloved after the girls get their presents!
38) make my own Swiffer wet jet refill solution and covers.
39) Make a memo board for my sewing corner.
40) make a sewing machine cover
41) make a wrap/sweatshirt/jacket out of the fabric I bought for this purpose four weeks ago.

I will post pics and info about the crochet needle holder maybe tomorrow, when there's daylight and maybe I can get some good shots.  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: princessacademy on January 19, 2010 06:12:21 AM
One baby afghan off my list done, will post pics once I finish weaving in the thousands of ends....any suggestions? There are a lot...and I'm getting discouraged and not sure I'm doing it right!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 19, 2010 06:16:05 AM
awww--you have come this far--just do a few at a time...I weave as I go on a large project or else it will sit for month! ugh!

Post it with the bits so you can be encouraged to later post it when you have done all your weaving in!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: cursive_queen on January 19, 2010 06:41:23 AM
I'm thinking about making some reusable sandwich wraps and snack bags (we seem to go through a TON of plastic bags).  Any suggestions on what fabric to use on the inside that's Wipeable/washable and hopefully won't leak?  I've read people use Vinyl and PUL(like for diapers) but that those aren't really great options for touching food.  I read that there are types of nylon.. but I'm not sure which kind.  Anyone have experience making these?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 19, 2010 06:48:17 AM
I use rip stop nylon--fairly cheap and food friendly--comes in lots of colors--not waterproof but moisture proof...washes great...bought at Joann's or Hancocks in the sporting fabrics...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: audio on January 19, 2010 07:01:31 AM
Alright alright I'm in! I love making lists and I already have tons of list of projects I want to do. I can't believe it's been less than a month and already almost 100 pages to this thread!  :o

I'm In!!

My Rules:
1. No items from swaps count, but I'm still going to keep count of those projects too.
2. Items made for people are more important that ones made for myself, they should be done first.

Color Coded:
Red - Item with a Deadline
Purple - Made For Myself
Blue - Made for Family/Friend
Green - Made for Sell

My 50 Projects of 2010

1. Decorate Wooden Matryoshka Doll Set
2. Cross Stitch Gold Periodic Square
3. New Banner for my Blog (Crafted)
4. Mini Altered Journal (Ongoing)
5. Mini Clothespin Art Hanger
6. ACEO Set
7. Acrylic Paint Inchies
8. Cork Corkboard w/ Old Earings As Pushpins
9. Tardis shirt
10. Stargate Sweater
11. Neice's 2 Birthday Present (Date:)
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

Swap Projects of 2010
1. Crochet Monkey Hat
2. Sewn Pink Cowl
3. Three Paper Dotees
4. Two Bookmarks and an ATC

I'm at school right now so I'll add more when I get home.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: princessacademy on January 19, 2010 07:08:36 AM
My very very nearly finished baby afghan for my friend Jamie. Yes it is as wonky as it looks, I believe I mentioned I lost two corners while crocheting on some painkillers, and got too far before i realized it to go back...I added in the corners on the next round...so I'm not thrilled with it...my first time learning and using granny square.
I think I'll still give it to her as she's a good friend and won't mind the imperfection, and just found out she's being induced Jan. 31st so don't have time to try again!




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 19, 2010 07:09:47 AM
Crimeny!!!  I've been away from the PC for 3 days this past weekend, and actually 4 as I am not checking here until today.  GEEZ!  13 pages to get through!

Medieval Faire this weekend was not as big a success as I had hoped for  :-\  I am hoping this coming weekend will be better, as it is the last weekend and people are more apt to buy seeing as they will not be able to for a whole 'nother year!  We will see.

I am going to work with a friend or 2 today on making new displays for my head wreaths for the Faire...they will be added to the 50 list and posted when complete :)  At least I HOPE we can complete them...I only have a little bit of money left after buying dinner a couple times, cat food and litter, ice cream, and need to get a tank of gas soon....hope supplies are cheap!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 19, 2010 07:36:25 AM
your friend won't mind that it is a bit wonky...the baby is going to scrunch it all up anyway and the "mistake" won't even be noticed!!

I am a bit confused as to where all your ends are--did you simply carry the color since it was every other row? If the second picture is where your ends are...just weave them in and out of one of the crocheted pieces or, you can take your hook and do a chain stitch, except, pull the thread through twice and pull tight...cut off the excess...I think it is fine


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: soorawn on January 19, 2010 07:54:56 AM
I'm thinking about making some reusable sandwich wraps and snack bags (we seem to go through a TON of plastic bags).  Any suggestions on what fabric to use on the inside that's Wipeable/washable and hopefully won't leak? 

You could use oilcloth. Great for anything food related and easy to wipe.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: princessacademy on January 19, 2010 08:02:44 AM
Alwaysinmyroom-The tutorial I used he showed to join in the new color, then cut off the first color. So that's what I did every single row. So every row has ends to be woven in!! I've done some of them...Is there any easier way? I'm new to "real" crocheting!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: papilionette on January 19, 2010 08:26:26 AM
1. American McGee's Cheshire Cat scarf. I forgot to take pictures of the finished products, because I did an allnighter to finish it. And seemed to have fried my brains in the process. and gave it away as a present.
2. Mini Bacon tophat. Same here. but I will hunt my friends down for pictures.
3. Blue button sweater. Done, but I want to adjust it.
4. Koi carp patch. as soon as the camera is working again I will make pictures. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334534.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334534.0)
5. A way to use the koi patch.
6. Organization XIII coat Axel for a friend. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334533.msg3867005#msg3867005 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334533.msg3867005#msg3867005)
7. Infinity dress for myself.
8. Birthdaypresent: Legend of Zalda messenger bag.
9. Refurnishing the chairs for the diningtable.
10. Finishing my "computer" bag, a bag with computerparts that is.
11. Winter set for my boyfriend.
12. Shikishi for my friend with mountains or kois or something like that.
13. A pleather pencilskirt for myself.
14. A mummy plushie.
15. Learn to crochet properly.
16. Make an amigurumi.
17. Make a sockmonkey.
18. Birthdaypresent: DS case for my brother.
19. Make a coat with the purple wool I already bought.
20. Hearthstone pillows
21. Make a Murloc plushie.
22. Make a murloc costume.
23. Make a black and red dragon curtain for my dad's kitchen.
24. Make a corset for myself.
25. Make a camera case.
29. Make a scoodie.
30. X-men 1992 cartoon Beast costume.
31. Re-organize my crafting space.
32. Make a christmastree wall hanging.
33. Redecorate my fathers kitchen
34. Find a house and redecorate that.
35. Make a monsterplushie.
36. Make a circleskirt.
37. Make underwear.
38. Make reuseable sandwichwrappers.
39. Birthdaypresent: sewing toolbox for my sister.
40. Valentinepresent: Linen bag with wow goodies for bf
41. Go to a thriftstore and buy a closet and paint it.
42. Make pyama's for myself and my bf, whenever we can't sleep naked for some reason.
43. Make zombie armwarmers.
44. I want to felt something. A beret or something like that.
45. A big messenger sewing bag for school.
46. Learn to make kanzashi flowers.
47. Finish my school (I'm learning to be a dressmaker, so it's crafty.)
48. Using all of the patterns I've bought.
49. Make spats.
50. Make a new curtain for my room.
51. Make a doughnut backpack.
52. A platypus Perry stuffie.
53. Felted wool dryer balls. Just because I want to see if it works.
54. Make a fascinator.
55. Make other hair ornaments.
56. Make a Sylvanas pillow for a friend.
57. Design and make my own labels.
58. Make a pinup bag.
59. Make and sell stuff!!!
60. Finish my bunnybag.
61. Make a family tree quilt for my granparents.
62. Brother's cosplay.
63. Painting for brother's house.
64. Finish my plaid dress https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334740.msg3870023#msg3870023 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334740.msg3870023#msg3870023)
65. A lacey kind of vest https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334740.msg3870023#msg3870023 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334740.msg3870023#msg3870023)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 19, 2010 08:35:42 AM
omg--the technique is called "carrying the thread"--or close ;D....when you finish color A, tie color B at the end of that round...drop color A and pick up color B then do the next round...when you get back to where you tied on color A & B, wrap the two colors together for your final stitch, then drop color B, and pick up color A again...if you twist the colors, you can sort of hide the "wrong" color in the stitch but it really is not at all noticeable...It uses up a bit of yarn if you do a lot of rows, and depending on what you are making, you can carry lots of colors up the sides without every cutting anything off...I only cut when the rows are really really wide because I do not want to waste yarn or the color showing...hope this makes sense, but if not, I would definitely find another tutorial showing how to carry your thread/yarn...

If I were you, I would tie the pieces together very tightly at the joins, dab on a bit of fray check (in fabric store notions--it will seal the knot!) or fabric glue, then cut off the ends and chalk it up to experience!  It might be a bit bumpy at the edges, but fabric glue is softer than fray check and both can be washed...

I am sure other crocheters have their own methods, so check around--did you see if there might be a tute on the crochet board for weaving in or carrying the thread?  I use this method for both crochet and knitting...good luck and don't worry too much...give it to your friend and then maybe for Christmas you can make a replacement!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 19, 2010 09:25:07 AM
I've used carrying the thread before. I was making a black and white project.. and an orange and something... but I don't recall what they were. it's a nice technique though. Btw, alwaysinmyroom, I've finished one small thing for you, the same night I finished the hat for you know who. I haven't made your kitty toys yet though. I'll do that very soon. :) Right now I'm inspecting my lovely thrift store find... I got a jewelry box that stands up, and it has 4 drawers, a mirror in a glass panel doored compartment, and a top with sections and places for rings, a GREAT buy for me, 5.00 but the lining is spotted and gross and falling off in some places. So guess what my new project to add to my list is? ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: PixieVal on January 19, 2010 09:27:08 AM
Alwaysinmyroom-The tutorial I used he showed to join in the new color, then cut off the first color. So that's what I did every single row. So every row has ends to be woven in!! I've done some of them...Is there any easier way? I'm new to "real" crocheting!


ARe you weaving in your ends with a yarn needle, or a crochet hook? I use a crochet hook because I find it easier.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: PixieVal on January 19, 2010 09:30:25 AM
Also- heres a tutorial that shows a fairly simple way to weave ends with a yarn needle. http://crochet.about.com/library/bl_weave_ends.htm
I get that weaving can get pretty time consuming though..


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: KLKing on January 19, 2010 10:34:42 AM
  I am presently at the  TRY-ON BEFORE KNITTING Sleeves of my sweater.
As much as I love it so far, Either I need to go on a diet, Or my daughter is gettin it! And due to the fact that I can't make 2 of the same thing... because that would be boring..I'm just a little dissappointed... Not that it won't fit, but I wanted more looseness in it. It is supposed to lay open down the front about 2 inches, what I have now looks more like 4 inches. BUT, otherwise, I am pleased. And, since there was no pattern exactly, I took info from several old patterns.
Won't be long... this one will be done soon, and I'll be on to something else.
At the same time, I've been doing a cross-stitch that I rescued from the thrift. There was no floss. Thanks to my huge supply of floss, 3/4 of it from a thrift-store-score, I'm well underway with it. However... I find that if mom is anywhere around, she can never stop talking, so I've been constantly having to correct stitches. You know... there is a reason it's called "Counted Cross Stitch"!LOL!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 19, 2010 10:44:25 AM
lol--I hate it when people yabber at me and I am trying to count...I am doing the all boards craftalong and totally forgot about cross stitch---it has been years, but I bet I can get back to it...

A sweater---geeze...I have one sleeve done for about five years now...can't wait to see it--I would have no clue how to even start without a pattern but I think I need to move beyone the scarf and hat stage in both knitting and crochet...

ariethine--the old jewelry box will be a great project!! I would look at the shrines that are on here and make it look like one of those....only bigger, of course!

I will be mailing out your package tomorrow...I needed to de-stash so some of it is coming to you--ha ha--yes, I am cheating, sorry, but it will be your job to de-stash it now...ha ha ha


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pantsafari on January 19, 2010 11:26:46 AM
I started cleaning and coing through my craft supplies...and in the process i found more UFO's. so they are getting added! Now I just need to actually get crafting. Im about half way through both swaps on my list.


1. Ringbearer Pillow and purse for my friends wedding. (Im counting this as one since they both need to be done for the same event)
2. Finish Tshirt Quilt
3. Finish Devils Puzzle Quilt
4. Add legs to, and refinish end table thingie (that currently houses crafty supplies)
5. Snake Scarf For Megan
6. Re-Line Lavendar winter coat
7. Finish Snowflake scarf for myself
8. Quilt for my nephew
9. baby mahem for my sister in law! (once we find out what shes having)
10. more baby stuff for friend Rachel (its a girl!)
11. more baby stuff for friend chelsea (its a boy!)
12. taggie banket (its half done)
13.Crafting for whimsie swap
14.crafting for frugal living swap
15.2 soda can picture frames
16. Baby stuff for best friend's sister. (zebra print!)
17. Harry Potter scarf
18. Finish painting tiny box that I bought years ago
19.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: GrindHouseHussy19 on January 19, 2010 11:56:41 AM
Things are looking awesome in here!!!! Some are going to be added to my list for sure!!!! I really want to try those yoga pants outta t shirts!!! but I still have to get my monster purse sewn FIRST!!!!! lol Things have been a little rough around here and I have to get back into the swing things but I will be post more soon!!! xo

-GH


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 19, 2010 12:06:44 PM
What I need to do is finish cleaning my living room. And then I think I need to make my WIP triangle fold coaster I was making. I didn't put it in my list of 50, but it's on my UFO list in the other craftalong. I've only sewn up one, although I had cut, folded and pressed for two. Oh well. So close to being done.
As for the next on my 50 list... I'm not really sure. I've been wanting to make a ferret cuddle sling (an add on to my list). I think that might be it. But I usually just sit and stare at my list until something pops out. :P


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: v3nu5 on January 19, 2010 12:07:41 PM
I wish I could brave a sweater that wasn't for a doll or a baby/kid. Good luck, want to see pictures when your all done too.

Casey1201- i think your stethoscope bag is cute.  

princessacademy- Remember it's your first baby afghan, you'll always remember your first one. Plus they'll only get better.

I finished my Afghan that was in progress. I used some stash supplies and then some. I hated that I needed to buy more since I was trying to destash. I used Red Heart acrylic yarn. Hope it gets softer after a few washes, its not right now. So now I can check this off my list:

Final product ready to be given to my grandparents.


Two of my favorite squares. I think its the color combos. :D


Now that it's finished I have to get started on the other 49+ things on my list. Yay!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: KLKing on January 19, 2010 12:33:26 PM
That's a lovely afghan! The one I made had to be mended after washing.
It was also red-heart yarn. I wasn't happy with the pilling I got from washing it. So... I caution you to use a tumbler-style washer, and don't put anything with it. Plus plenty of fabric softener, and dry it on medium , only till JUST dry. 20-30 minutes max.
But, it looks like you did a fine job joining your pieces!
And, I really love the bright colors!
As for the sweater... I just discovered I had not matched my stitch count going up the front. One side of crochet edging had too many loops. SO... I am about to sit down and fix it. I thought I'd get the edging done before doing the sleeves. Just to break up the project and get a little immediate gratification! There will be photos... I'll post some progress pics soon.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: DeannaLynn06 on January 19, 2010 01:08:15 PM
Here is my updated list of things that I have most of the supplies to finish (if not all the supplies).

Finished
Cut out/Started

Baby Shoes
Baby Kimonos
Color Book
Mei Tai
Taggie Blankets
Paradise Lunch Tote
Sunflower Lunch Tote
Nappy Bag
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=322866)
Planner Wallet
Photo Holder
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=322833)
Hawaiian Patchwork Tote
Care Bear Tote
Black/flower Tote
Zebra/Pink Purse
2 Grocery Bags
Apple Purse
Apple Apron
Flirty Apron
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=322836)
Christmas Apron
Christmas Apron (Florence)
Placemats/coasters (mom)
Woven Placemats
Coasters
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=322832)
Bedside Organizer
Black/White Placemats
Plaid Tablecloth
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=322834)
Napkins (ongoing)
Holiday Gift Wrap Organizer
Birthday Gift Wrap Organizer
8 Christmas Placemats
Christmas Table Runner
Halloween Table Runner
Halloween Placemat
Thanksgiving Table Runner
Thanksgiving Placemats/Napkins
Swiffer Covers
Serger Cover
Sewing Machine Cover
Sewing Machine Tote
Sewing Machine Organizer
Rainbow Quilt
Black/white Quilt
No Girls Allowed Quilt
Turquoise/tan Quilt
Denim Quilt
Fruit/veggie Quilt
Blue Stripped Crochet Blanket
Starwars Blanket
Disney Strip Quilt


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: BethieB on January 19, 2010 02:10:33 PM
Ha ha!  one and a half done already!  I finished my #25...and halfway finished #38.

1) There are not enough rainbows in this world, and for sure not enough patchwork skirts like  this one.  I will be making one.
2) tampon case (maybe x4, one for each of my sisters and my mother)
3) yoga pants from t-shirt (I also plan on losing 40 lbs this years, one can never have too many cheap workout pants to help with that goal!)
4) a wallet.  No specific type in mind yet.
5) wash clothes (crochet, my own simple pattern)
6) dish rags (there is a difference, so these are two seperate posts, lol)
7) de-stash as much as I possibly can, and quickly as possible!
8 ) make and wear an entire outfit
9) Make a king sized quilt and love it! I am tired of starting quilts only to hate them halfway through. I may go with a rainbow theme for my room and the hubby will just have to grin and bear it.  Right?
10) Begin making ATC's and inchies, again with a rainbow theme
11) Finish an altered book
12) begin an art journal.  (On the first post of this thread, the writer mentioned an "everything" journal, with writing, art, inchies, fabric, everything in it.  I may do this instead of just an art journal.)
13) Log cabin lap quilt in muted colors.
14) Learn to make undies!
15) Bathroom organization and redecoration - it needs it in the worst way!
16) Create a reading corner somewhere in the house with a comfy chair, a lamp and a shelf.
17) Set up my new crafting space after convincing hubby to let me have it (lol)
18) Make reusable bowl covers
19) make reusable "paper" towels (find the link in this thread to them first, obviously)
20) Reusable sandwich wraps for the hubby and the kiddo and I to take on picnics
21) make at least 10 grocery and produce bags.  Our local stores are starting to charge for plastic bags, and if I gotta pay for them anyway, I'd rather use my own adorable ones!
22) Make dryer balls
23) speaking of which, learn to felt wool
24) and learn to reclaim it from sweaters at the thrift stores.
25) sew a crochet hook/rag rug tool holder and NOT lose it.
26) make a toothbrush area-sized rug based on these amazing tuts
27) for the art/everything journal, I need to learn to bind better.
28) also, I really want to focus on taking pictures and posting the projects I actually do.  I don't know if that counts as a whole project or not, so I may take it off my list eventually, but I really want to work on being consistent with this one.
28) Make paper at home with the paper making kit I bought LAST year (procrastinate much? lol)
29) make some art work for my living room
30) make some couch and floor cushions for my living room.
31) make remote control organizers (2, one for living room, one for bedroom)
32) Make my mom's paperback book cover
33) make a bible cover
34) make a ziplock-bag folder thing (I don't know where to find it online, I looked all over but can't find it yet.  Donna Dewberry made one on this show on Cutterstv and it was AWESOME.) with a hard back insert for writing on
35) make the DD a twirly skirt (rainbowy?)
36) make the DD a rag doll with blankets and pillows and accessories (x2, the other for my niece)
37) make the nephew a fun toy (or taggie blanket) so he doesn't feel unloved after the girls get their presents!
38) make my own Swiffer wet jet refill solution and covers. ( i made my own refill solution, just need to stitch up some covers now.) Talked about here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334632.10 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334632.10)
39) Make a memo board for my sewing corner.
40) make a sewing machine cover
41) make a wrap/sweatshirt/jacket out of the fabric I bought for this purpose four weeks ago.

Still don't have pics of my crochet project, but there is basically no sunlight outside and since the only camera I have atm is my cell, there isn't a good chance of getting any decent shots.  


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: v3nu5 on January 19, 2010 04:20:54 PM
That's a lovely afghan! The one I made had to be mended after washing.
It was also red-heart yarn. I wasn't happy with the pilling I got from washing it. So... I caution you to use a tumbler-style washer, and don't put anything with it. Plus plenty of fabric softener, and dry it on medium , only till JUST dry. 20-30 minutes max.
But, it looks like you did a fine job joining your pieces!
And, I really love the bright colors!
As for the sweater... I just discovered I had not matched my stitch count going up the front. One side of crochet edging had too many loops. SO... I am about to sit down and fix it. I thought I'd get the edging done before doing the sleeves. Just to break up the project and get a little immediate gratification! There will be photos... I'll post some progress pics soon.

Thanks KLKing and for the advice. I hope I dont have any lose threads after washing. I did a pretty good job of weaving ends, I know this cause I was cursing the whole time about how much I hate weaving in ends. :-[ Good luck on the sweater. Sometimes I dont mind pulling out stitches, especially if I know its worth while in the end. Also if its for someone else. I seem to be a perfectionist when it comes to projects for others.


Love your apron & photo holder DeannaLynn06. I should put those on my list also, great idea!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: PixieVal on January 19, 2010 05:20:43 PM
You've made some really cute stuff DeannaLynn06. I adore the coasters.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Disco Queen Highness on January 19, 2010 05:39:12 PM
OK, so here is the list of stuff I've come up with, so far.

1. Blue & yellow quilt
2. Pink & brown quilt for me
3. Blue & brown quilt for my great uncle
4. Blue & green quilt for niece
5. Wall quilt for my bedroom
6. Oldest DD's valance
7. Oldest DD's way cool lamp (saw the shade for $90 in a store)
8. Youngest DD's way cool lamp
9. Oldest DD's closet door/curtain
10. Quilt the quilt I took a class for last March
11. Swiffer covers from old kitchen towels
12. Fancy new kitchen towels
13. Origami needle book for me
14. Friend's knit beanie
15. Clothes pin bag (for dish towels)
16. Family cookbook
17. Assortment of birthday cards
18. Start an art journal
19. Roll up tote bags
20. I-spy baby quilt (girl)
21. I-spy baby quilt (boy)
22. Flannel quilt
23. Flannel quilt
24. Flannel quilt
25. Quilt out of the tub O' quilt kits I've got
26. Nana's calendar
27. Nanny's calendar
28. Nana scrapbook
29. Nanny's scrapbook
30.Circular knitting needle book
31. Photo alphabet collage
32. Draft dodger (that I can hang on door knob on the way out the door)
33. Knit donut
34. Pony tail hat
35. Christmas light fabric (no tangled mess) tubes
36. My scrapbook
37. Purple knit slippers
38. Bowl of knit/crochet eyeballs for halloween
39. Beaded watch/lanyard
40. Bloody Hell We're Buggered Now sign (from my wists)
41. Knitted dish scrubbies (yarn & netting)
42. Vinyl zippered project bag
43. Eyeball Halloween wreath
44. Knit rusty chain scarf (7 links so far)
45. Purse organizer from purchased pattern
46. Consume Less, Live More sign (from my wists)
47. Don't Meddle in the Affairs of Dragons....sign (from my wists)
48. Coverd retractable tape measure (for me)
49. 6 Ninja Minions (2 done so far)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: envirocraft on January 19, 2010 07:08:13 PM
I got another project done from my list!!  Well, sort of done, this was really just the first step of a bigger project!

My first coffee filter rose:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334819.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334819.0)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=323015)

The bigger plan is to make a whole bouquet of them in purple and white to go on top of a coffee tin filled with bath goodies, kind of like these christmas gifts I made: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=331501.msg3828932#msg3828932 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=331501.msg3828932#msg3828932)


This is for a wedding gift. 

Inside the tin is going to be bath melts like this  http://www.instructables.com/id/Chocolate_bath_melts_chocolate_thats_good_for_y/ (http://www.instructables.com/id/Chocolate_bath_melts_chocolate_thats_good_for_y/)

Those will be wrapped in gold foil, and large bath bombs (purple that are peppermint-lavender and yellowy-orange ones that will be vanilla orange!)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 19, 2010 07:56:58 PM
V3nu5--I like the colors you used in your afghan...and I have always liked granny squares...

deannalynn06--cute projects; really like the napkins!

envirocraft--don't you love those coffee filter roses? nice color



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: BethieB on January 19, 2010 08:40:12 PM
Disco Queen Highness - SO many quilts!  I can't wait to see them all!

I finished another one of my smaller projects, the tampon case...or rather, a rough first run of what I want the finished ones to be like.  I'll use it for myself as is, but the ones I make my sisters and mom will be a bit fancier.  So, pics coming soon, now of two projects...lol


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010 Flower lights
Post by: Britness on January 19, 2010 08:43:32 PM
ok here is the 2nd set i did for my bedroom.

i used blue and white ones




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: v3nu5 on January 19, 2010 09:01:42 PM
OMG cute! Love the vanilla looking ambient light it gives off.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: KLKing on January 19, 2010 11:16:33 PM
My sweater has finally got the body finished!
  All that's left now are the sleeves, and some type of embellishments later. I was thinking of decorating it with white on white yarn embroidery, to cover up some mistakes in the "dart" areas. I may decide to run some ribbon thru the edging , but it will make it a lot fancier. So, we'll see.
 These were all taken earlier tonight, before I had finished the final round of edging. I'll probably post the  finished sweater in the completed knitting projects board.
 You will notice here the edging is shown in different stages.
The side with the deeper, lettuce edge is the finished side. I had originally intended to keep it flat, as on the left. I also wanted about 2 more inches coverage. I'm hoping to block it out a little bit, later.Also, if I run ribbon thru, I may wish to make a tie closure. The original idea was to be open and loose.

Here is showing how the body was shaped all in one piece. You can see where I made mistakes in the darts.

Finally, here is a close-up of the corner, and stitch detail.(part lettuce, part not)

Thanks For Looking... Feel free to ask questions... I'm just "winging" this one!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: v3nu5 on January 19, 2010 11:57:19 PM
Oh wow, that came out great! Love the scalloped edge. So pretty, Great job.  ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: KLKing on January 20, 2010 12:12:38 AM
 Thanks! Now, I have to work on something else today, 2 doggie raincoats promised! Those poor pups are getting drenched right now. Then, I'll cast on the sleeves, both at the same time. I'm using size 6 double-pointed needles, and Caron Simply Soft Yarn. Once I have the confidence and budget, I hope to acquire some finer yarn. But.. For Now... this will have to do!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 20, 2010 03:52:34 AM
That's a really pretty sweater KLKing! I do hope you finish it! :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Glamis on January 20, 2010 05:16:54 AM
I think I have to count in my swap projects. They are so time consuming!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 20, 2010 06:09:37 AM
KLKing--your sweater turned out just fine!! I love the scalloped and ribbon edging...you know, if you had not pointed out the mistakes, I doubt if I would have even noticed--ha ha--we are so hard on ourselves, aren't we?

My gosh, your knitting is so even and pretty...and I can't believe you just "winged" it!!!

I hear you, Glamis---I finished 6 projects but they are all for swaps... I think I might just list them under my 50 list and at the end of the year, see if I need to incorporate them ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 20, 2010 06:33:23 AM
oh yay!  I get to post a completed project that kept me busy for a bit...

I was asked to make one of my vintage kimono handbags for the Jewelry Challenge!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334846.msg3871522#msg3871522

It was not on my list, but I am going to put it there as one of my 50 projects! :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 20, 2010 06:40:32 AM
That's beautiful. How long did it take you to make? Is it lined with anything in particular?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: PixieVal on January 20, 2010 06:42:48 AM
KLKing, I echo everyone when I say, I can't believe that you winged that!! My favorite part is the edging, it is so pretty!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: PixieVal on January 20, 2010 06:45:12 AM
alwaysinmyroom I think I have to enter that jewelry challenge to get the bag! lol
I love the combination of fabrics, you couldn't have picked better ones to go with the purse handles!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 20, 2010 06:48:03 AM
Thanks!  ha ha I really wanted to keep this one!

It is lined with black satin and has a pocket with kimono trim.  The longest part was getting together the fabrics--green is the hardest kimono fabric to find next to black...and, since each piece is a different size, you have to sort of let the fabric tell you what shape and size it wants to be...each bag is different and sometimes it takes a while to gather up the fabrics...since I had to interface it and quilt it, it took a bit longer than normal--I also interface the lining and pocket, doublestitch the seams and topstitch each seam..phew...it took a while :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 20, 2010 06:54:36 AM
Ooh.. an extra prize in the bag?? I'm getting excited to see who wins. :P If I could make jewelry, then I would SO enter.
...My mom is from California, and she misses it so terribly.. >> I'm contemplating learning how to make jewelry so I can make something like that, enter it in the contest, and then have a present for her... But I doubt that I will. :P


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 20, 2010 07:01:10 AM
You should enter--then you can post on the jewelry board for the all boards craftalong!  It can be anytype of jewelry--can't you crochet something beautiful with a sea theme and colors?  I bet you can!!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Ariethine on January 20, 2010 07:02:37 AM
:) I hope I can. That's really inspired me to make a piece of jewelry for my mother. :) I think I want to make it a mixed medium project if I do. :)
Then I can add it as one of my 50  too.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Disco Queen Highness on January 20, 2010 08:48:58 AM
Shhh, they're watching.  The Ninja Minions I made for my girls and my darling dragon, Lily, that is.  They're superb desk monitors.  At the moment they're telling my family that if they put one more thing on my desk "It's on."  You know how flat surfaces, seem to accumulate stuff, well they're trying to fight that battle for me. 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: pinokeeo on January 20, 2010 09:04:59 AM
Oh, these are cute.  and I love your dragon.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: Disco Queen Highness on January 20, 2010 09:16:00 AM
Thanks, she was a gift from a friend.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: KLKing on January 20, 2010 09:20:28 AM
Thanks, Everyone! What I did was to take information from several different books I have. Since the patterns I found weren't what I wanted, I used one to get started, another to compare armhole notes, and another to compare stitch counts, and body lengths. BUT... I wasn't ready to try to put anything fancy in it, like cables. Partly because I wanted it to go with all my skirts, that may have prints. I like to wear a lot of tank tops with the shoulders covered.  That edging is about the extent of my crochet skills. I really can't make a flat circle!

Alwaysinmyroom... I just saw your bag... I would really love to win that bag! But that's going to be hard, with the skill level of some of the jewelry people!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: gammykatie on January 20, 2010 10:20:08 AM
completed
in progress

my list...

1.  PJ's - rainbow stripe- 01/16/2010
2.  PJ's -
          a.  winter
          b.  summer
3.  sleep shirt - penguins
4.  UFO's
    a.  blue dress
    b.  black skirt
    c.  blue fleece jacket & scarf
    d.  swirl hat (crocheted -- YAY just found the pattern)
    e.  bathroom rug (needs 2 1 rows & wings)
     f.  beige scarf-01/06/2010
5.  ren faire costumes
      a.  Tander
      b.  me
      c.  Cam
      d.  Bailey
6.  gift bags to sell (christmas and other)
7.  jewelry for me
8.  cat beds
9.  cat toys
10.  birthday gifts
11.  shirt for Cam
12.  something for Bailey
13.  Christmas gifts
14.  organize sewing/craft room
15.  learn to spin with kit from Birthday swap
16.  learn to needlefelt with tools from Christmas
17.  recycle grocery bag for challenge
18.  grocery type bags to sell
19.  croquet set bag - 01/30/2010 total stash buster

that's it for now....


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: PixieVal on January 20, 2010 10:30:45 AM
DQH I love them! They are perfect


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 20, 2010 10:36:11 AM
cute "guards" - ha ha and gorgeous dragon!!

Thanks KLKing!  that means a lot to me from another master seamstress!

I think the challenge is going to be to find something original to make...I would love to make something as well just because I am a Pisces and would love "sea" jewelry!

Anyway, I think I am going to try a sweater again...I guess if I goof, I will learn and I can always frog it...I think I can get expert help here if I get into trouble!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2010
Post by: KLKing on January 20, 2010 11:49:13 AM
 Thanks, alwaysinmyroom... Let me tell you... I'm no expert in anything but sewing! However... you can draw from your math and pattern skills to do this type of thing. It takes a bit of patience, and a bit of educated guesswork. I really hope to lose some weight, because if I do, it will not have to be given to anyone! You see, if I hadn't broken my foot, and been told to stay off it, this project would never have happened! lol! (and I wouldn't have been putting on all this extra weight!)
YOU GOT TO TRY TO FIND THE HIDDEN BLESSINGS!