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Title: 50 projects in 2011-CLOSED
Post by: Crafting Angel on December 05, 2010 09:43:41 AM
ok so I know that a lot of people like the 50 Projects in a year thing, and considering 2010 is almost over, I'm starting one for 2011.

inspiration:
2009:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=285023. (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=285023.)0
2010:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.0  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332114.0)

My list:
1. make mittens
2. granny star
3. fingerless gloves with flap
4. (4) cupcake or ice cream sundae hat
5. slippers
6. A Mario, 1-Up mushroom scarf
7. crochet socks
8. set of washcloths
9. crochet lace
10. Crochet Bear Hat
11. Kitty ear hat
12. Rainbow scarf
13. finish 'Red Sox' Blanket
14. rag rug
15. pot holders
16. something felted
17. baby onesies
18. a quick everyday shrug to throw on
19. Grocery bags  
20. purse   
21. finish scarf
22. Learn needle felting
23. learn origami
24. learn embroidery
25. learn to knit (relearn)
26. Learn to make things with Duct-tape
27. table runner
28. Quilt
29. Dress
30. Dress
31. Dress
32. T-shirt blanket
33. pillowcase skirt
34. Make a hoodie.
35. make a wrap-around skirt
36. cloth napkins
37. Pillowcases
38. ear flap hat    
39. Pop tab purse
40. an oil painting
41. Earrings
42. sell at least 10 crafts
43. make beads
44. Duct-tape dress
45. finish latch hooks
46. Pop- tab flowers


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 05, 2010 10:07:32 AM
I've already started contemplating goals for 2011.  I'll have to challenge myself to start a crafty list for next year, too.  My problem is, I always make lists of things I want to make and before I have time to complete all of them, I find something more interesting to do.

Beginning List: 50 Projects in 2011

1. Waldorf Doll
2.  Handdyed Playsilks
3. Thumbless Mittens for my son finished 12/30/10 and posted here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368557.0).
4. Sweet Pea Baby Blanket (http://www.iliveonafarm.com/sweetpea.html) for my nephew (needs to be done by April)
5.  Fragrance Rocks
6. Homemade Deodarant
7. Felted Acorns
8. Embroidery Sampler
9. Ishbel (http://ysolda.com/2009/01/14/ishbel-pattern/) for midwife who delivered my son
10. Finish my Kai-Mei  (http://www.interweavestore.com/Knitting/Books/Sock-Innovation.html)socks
11.  Cozy Wall Pockets from Handmade Home (?)
12.  Montague Bulky Lace Vest from New England Knits (??? I don't like the ones I saw on Ravelry...  :-\)
13.  Northhampton Kerchief from New England Knits
14.  Homemade Vanilla Extract
15.  Yarrow Tincture (finished 3/19/11 and posted here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4438259#msg4438259))
16.  Calendula Tincture (finished 3/19/11 and posted here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4438259#msg4438259))
17.  Facial Toner
18.  Felted Playmat for W
19.  Felted Sweater Wreath/Garland
20.  Rag rug (??)
21.  Weewonderfuls Stuffed Bunny
22.  Wool roving rug
23.  Hemlock Ring Blanket
24.  Felted flower for Lori
25.  Yarn wreath
26.  Handspun yarn for XXX (gift)
27.  corn bags
28.  homemade root beer
29.  apricot brandy
30.  herbal honey
31.  soy wax crayons
32.  Homemade Candy (http://www.npr.org/2010/12/18/132132539/homemade-candy-answers-the-holiday-gift-question&sc=fb&cc=fp) (possible holiday gift 2011?)
33.  dog sweater (gift)
34.  laminaria (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring08/PATTlaminaria.html) (BIG project)
35.  pomatomus (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/PATTpomatomus.html) socks
36.  Ester (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CBgQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.knitty.com%2FISSUEspring07%2FPATTester.html&rct=j&q=ester%20knitty&ei=7pcOTa--HYKC8gbC9MykAw&usg=AFQjCNFrVdMG1rI-Sk2ghvCkOGWy0P-CFg&cad=rja) from Knitty or Pimlico Shrug
37.  Wool Dryer Balls finished 1/1/11! posted here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4332420#msg4332420).
38.  Destroyed Cowl (http://www.scribd.com/doc/29362597/Pattern-Destroyed-Cowl) finished 1/7/11 and posted here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4341372#msg4341372).
39.  Socks for Mom
40.  Fingerless Gloves for the postman finished 1/5/11 and posted here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4338160#msg4338160)
41.  "Something" for my husband (he has yet to decide  ::))
42.  Easter Bunnyfinished 2/3/11 and posted here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4377316#msg4377316)
43.  Felted eggs
44.  18 handknit washcloths (gift)
45.  hand roast 6lbs of coffee (gift)
46.  6 batches of handmade granola (gift)
47.  6 loaves of homemade bread (gift)
48.  box of XXX for XXX (gift)
49.  cardamom pistachio brittle
50.  scour/wash/process at least one fleece hiding in the closet

 

ideas that need fleshing out:

felt or amigurumi food
holiday ornaments for family


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: anitacj on December 05, 2010 12:23:22 PM
i'm sooo into this.This year was a disaster.So hopefully this next year will be better & I'll feel like crafting some things  :-\.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Crafting Angel on December 05, 2010 02:48:40 PM
 My problem is, I always make lists of things I want to make and before I have time to complete all of them, I find something more interesting to do.

the same thing happens to me too, i find something that i want to make and write it down then i see something else thats more interesting and i do that before i even start the other thing


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on December 05, 2010 03:38:43 PM
Oh, oh...I've got my list made up and will be a part of this group!  As for staying to the list(or not) it's all good!  ;D
Fifty projects is 50 projects!!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Casey1201 on December 05, 2010 03:56:13 PM
Im going to make my list and actually stick to it this year...I failed horribly with completing much off last years list.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 06, 2010 02:12:43 PM

Fifty projects is 50 projects!!

That makes me feel better. :D

I've been working on updating my list a little.  Ideas keep coming to me and I don't want to forget them before I have a chance to record them somewhere.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: sunspotted on December 06, 2010 03:14:11 PM
I think I might try this crafalong for 2011 but more as a way to keep track of what I actually make than anything else.  Making a list is absolutely pointless for me; I'm always distracted by newer, shinier things.  :)  Though I can put one thing on my to-do list - an ocean themed afghan for my niece's birthday in February.  I didn't get it done last year or the year before, maybe this will be the year?  Probably not, but she's years away from university, plenty of time.   ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rantyhippie on December 06, 2010 03:21:55 PM
I'm in! This sounds supercool!

My list:
1. bohemian windowpane quilt top
2. patchwork crochet needle roll
3. wee mitten ornament
4. mittens
5. knit baby sweater
6. crochet boobie pillow
7. knit Baby Sweater
8. burp cloths
9. knit 2x2 ribbed scarf
10. hat
11. halloween baby quilt
12. wall hanging for the house
13. Rag Rug
14. Cross stitch Wallhanging
15. painted picture frame
16. Slouchy hat in rainbow yarn
17. bathroom rug
18. knit chinook helicopter
19. cover up for swimwear.
20. kitchen rug
21. halloween notebook organizer
22. curtains for the house
23. Halloween Candy Bowl
24. Cowl
25. necklace organizer
26. skull doily
27. decorated box
28. halloween painting
29. spool art
30. halloween book cover
31. drawstring shoe bag
32. Purple Silk shrug
33. Zebra Hairbows
33. crochet needle roll with yellow ribbon
34. Halloween ribbon pin
35. unisex baby blanket
36. christmas gift for sister in law
37.crochet baby sweater
38. MIL gift for wedding
39. Christmas gift for Sister
40. christmas gift for mom
41. christmas gift for mother in law
42. christmas gift for newphew 1
43. christas gift for nephew 2
44. christmas gift for grandmother
45. christmas gift for sunday school teacher
46. swirl scarf
47. manta ray ami
48. newborn sleep sack
49. granny square afghan
50. baby booties


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 06, 2010 03:25:20 PM
I like seeing everyones' lists because they're inspiring!!! (AND it helps remind me about things I want to do. :) )


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: J_Kieviet on December 06, 2010 06:19:41 PM
I'm in, I'll list by month so it's easier to keep track of:

January
1.two birthday outfits for my nieces - youngest is turning 2
2.arctic birthday decor
3.homestead greeter polar bear
4.15 New years cards
5.secret pal card and gift


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Casey1201 on December 06, 2010 07:31:33 PM
I have a mini list so I don't get overwhelmed :)

1-4.   Yarn and felt wreaths for each season
5.   Embroidered forest animals
6.   Make my own tea
7.   T-shirt quilt
8.   Gypsy skirt for my mom
9.   Xbox 360 cake for Brett’s bday
10.   Ruffled table runner


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lafemmefatale on December 07, 2010 12:09:49 PM
oh gosh! I have to join!  I haven't been crafting because I've been misplaced and moving and getting rid of like everything I own and it's been very very stressful.  But 2011 is the year to get everything settled and to get me motivated again!



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: MoreLove on December 07, 2010 01:40:04 PM
I should join on this for 2011. 

  always got so many project ideas..  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on December 07, 2010 02:12:06 PM
I like the lists to post by month idea!  I've gotten my list of 51 projects(so far) made up.  I'm going to break them down by craft: crochet/sewing/etc. 
I already make up a little list to go w/ the other craft-alongs I'm a part of.  I keep it pinned w/ a clothes pin by the computer. =]  This month is a wash...with all the holiday distractions.  I'll get one or two, maybe three things progressed at least.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on December 07, 2010 04:10:33 PM
I'm on board for 2011... I finished my 50 pretty early in 2010 then got super busy over my super busy fall/winter crafting time... but I'm so in for 2011... I need a bit of a push every so often!

I'll work on my 2011 list this week....


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: BethieB on December 07, 2010 06:01:19 PM
I'm in!  I don't have a list completed yet but I do have several projects in mind.  I'm finishing up 2010's WIP's still and will be ready for this one by January 1st with at least a mini list.

#1 - 2011 Planner
#2 - King sized quilt

ETA - I found more projects to do and I'm putting them here because I highly doubt I'll accomplish them in the next 21 days...

#3 - Perpetual calendar with fused plastic bag pages
#4 - old school NES controller pillow


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: meleriffic on December 07, 2010 08:49:27 PM
I didn't join this for 2010, though I'm sure I made well over 50 items. Mmm maybe, now I want to go check. Anyway, even though this upcoming year is going to be a crazy one, I'll go ahead and join.

Here's my list of things I need to get done/hope to get done before my son's birthday at the end of January.

1. 3 (possibly 4) Yoki Dragons.
2. 2 (possibly 3) crocheted knights chainmail.
3. Toy Car Town Neighborhood play mat.
4. Toy Car Town Main Street play mat.
5. Toy Car Town Airport play mat.
6. Toy Car Town Racetrack play mat.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: sarahj2001 on December 07, 2010 09:11:47 PM
Wow...time to start thinking about 2011 already?!  I'll get working on my list.  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: ChrissyCrafts on December 07, 2010 09:17:19 PM
I always Loved this idea! I never can finish every thing on time without a list and now come this Christmas im scrambling around to finish little pieces of each project. Count me IN this year!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ariethine on December 07, 2010 09:34:19 PM
Still a little early for this, haven't even finished holiday crafting, but I'm down with it.  ;D Going to have to keep up with this this year! I've probably finished enough to set off my goal for the last, but not documented or anything. lol Once the holiday is over I'm setting up my list!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: v3nu5 on December 07, 2010 09:41:21 PM
I guess I can continue from 2010. It was a great way to keep my self goal orientated. I think I'm going to do mini lists like some of my fellow 50 in 2010 did also. I don't have all all my list done so I can mod it later.

January:
1. Crochet some fingerless gloves
2. Sew a t-shirt quilt
3. Crochet doggie sweaters


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: BethieB on December 07, 2010 10:26:53 PM
T-shirt quilts are amazing.  I've been collecting shirts for about a year now to cut up for one...great list V3nu5!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: evilSabina on December 08, 2010 11:24:47 AM
I'm in. Hopefully I'll get more done this year, including setting up a fabby new crafting zone. I'll make my list closer to the end of the year when I have a better idea of where I'm at.

50 projects in 2010 was really inspirational and helpful even if I didn't accomplish as much as I hoped to.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lafemmefatale on December 08, 2010 12:52:00 PM
oh yeah!! I'm moving to Gainesville for 5 months in the beginning of January so I can start my list with...

1. Set up Awesome crafty zone somewhere in the house!

That counts right?! :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: shan-E-bear on December 08, 2010 05:02:38 PM
Absolutely! crafty zones are a necessity and setting it up can be quite a bit of work...fun but work.

I'll actually jump in at the start of this one. What a thought! Haven't finished up all the crafting for 2010 ( and so far haven't made my 50 ...sad....), so I'll work on my list a bit later there will definetly be some carry over.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 08, 2010 05:30:44 PM
Progress Report: 150/150

1. green crochet hat and scarf set-Done 1/2-given in November 2011 BD swap
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=421163)
2. recover foot stool to match chair cushion in office-Done 1/4
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=421159)
3. crochet shoulder cowl and matching hat- Done 1/2
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=421161) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=421162)
4. Paper beads from old calendars -ongoing- Done 1/2
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=421156)
5. crochet markers and needle size markers- Done 1/2
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=418593)
6. & 7. scarf for Deb-Done 1/8; mohair scarf done 1/8
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=421165)
8. crochet booties for me - Done 1/14
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=425877)
9.  scrap yarn scarf for me - Done 1/10
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=425871)
10.  scrappy scarf for Keep Me Warm Swap - done 1/13
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=429819)
11. charity afghan--green/purple/grey-done 1/22
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=425878)
12. crochet surprise for Keep me Warm Swap - done 1/20
13. black/gold Steelers scarf & Hat--GO STEELERS! - done 1/23
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=426368)
14.  grey seed stitch cowl for me - done 1/19
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=426366)
15. Lap afghan-done 1/24
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=425874)
16. new hat for me - 1/27
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=426370)
17. hat for friend and baby - 1/27
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=426365)
18. baby hats
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=426369)
19. ear flap hat for burrito place Cashier (thank a stranger goal #1)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=426386)
20. Amazing ruffled scarf (finally!) - 1/31
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=428699)
21. Steelers Scarf for DIY place--thank a stranger #2
22. Keep Warm Swap slouchy hat-1/13
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=429818)
23. Tea Wallet - 1/31
24. Mug Rugs - 1/31
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=483693)
25. Luna Scarf designed by pinkleo (light grey)-2/7
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=431237)
26. One skein First Lace Stitch scarf by Turvid on Ravelry
and 27. Mosaic yarn new knit stitch scarf -3/18
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=441378)
28. Black beret using yarn received from TrickMcVomit- 2/13
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=431242)
29. black/white/red convertible hat - 2/10
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=431240)
30. turquoise/black convertible hat - 2/12
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=431239)
31. boot cuffs - 2/10
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=431238)
32. tan/green convertible hat for friend- 2/14
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=431241)
33. Steampunk red cowl -2/18
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=435667)
34. Steampunk red wristwarmers -2/18
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=435666)
35. Gold glitter napkin rings for Andrea
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=435668)
36.Feb Birthday Swap crochet cuffs - 2/28
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=436803)
37.Feb Birthday Swap owl wallet - 3/1
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=440353)
38.Feb Birthday Swap surprise -3/1
39.Mod Swap for Fantasticmio-closet yarn holder-2/25
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=439890)
40.Mod Swap for alteredmommy-skull pincushion-2/28
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=438563)
41. February birthday Swap dishtowels-3/2
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=438892)
42. February birthday Swap owl pincushion- 3/3
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=438764)
43. March birthday Swap cowl - 3/5
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=440352)
44. March birthday Swap surprise  - 3/4
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=440351)
45. Bee pincushion-to swap in the future 3/4
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=438765)
46. March Birthday Swap tote bag-3/19
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=441731)
48. March Birthday Swap-bookmarkers -3/18
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=441380)
49. March Birthday Swap-purple button cuff -3/15
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=456953)
50. March Birthday Swap- bunny banner 3-18
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=456950)
51. purple calorimetry
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=456951)
52. black infinity dress
53. finger knitted scarf--tried something new
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=442482)
54. four sets of crocheted cuffs
55. flannel baby quilt for baby shower gift
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=453572)
56. kanzashi pins for March birthday swap
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=444460)
57. coffee apron for me
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=460211)
58. mother/daughter cupcake aprons
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=456877)
59. red glitter luna scarf
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=460210)
60. Quilt for Kids-Sharks
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=453577) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=460228)
61. Quilt for Kids-Lizards
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=453578) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=460212)
62. Quilt for Kids-Cats
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=460217)
63. Quilt for Kids-Pinwheel Cats
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=468020) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=468055)
64. Quilt for Kids-Guitars
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=460205)
65. Random scraps quilt-green
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=460196)
66. Random scraps quilt-brown/blue
67. Random scraps quilt-rusts/golds
68. Movie Monster Quilt
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=453580)
69. Tropical Prints Quilt
70. Random scraps-Pink
71. Random scraps quilt
72. Christmas fleece blanket for niece
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=460202)
73. Tissue holders for Random Acts of Kindness
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=460199)
74. Quilt for Kids--Guitar #2
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=460203)
75. Baby bibs
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=460200)
76. Sunglass holder
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=460197)
77. Special Olympics scarf #1
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=468003)
78. Recover sewing machine chair
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=468013)
79. Gym bag
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=468002)
80. Summer kerchieves
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=468014)
81. Pennants for Friend's wedding--more to come
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=462721)
82. Ninnis--9 so far! :D
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=462718)
83. Cat tote for sister-completed July 30
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=473466)
84. Special Olympic scarf #2
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=473465)
85. Special Olympic scarf #3
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=473464)
86. Rainbow dropped stitch scarf for TSM
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=476994)
87. Quilt for Kids--Turtles
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=468021) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=468022)
88.Favorite Cat t-shirt pillow for my sister--July 31
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=475394)
89. Boho head scarf
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=478571)
90. Tattered rose headband
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=478577)
91. Rust colored Capucine
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=480002)
92. Turquoise knitted scarf
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=478578)
93. Brown/Grey/Blue knitted scarf for acts of kindness -08/11
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=478579)
94. Special olympics scarf #4
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=478572)
95. Star Christmas Ornaments (5) for swap
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=480001)
96. Star Banner for Wall
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=506992)
97. Large crochet trivet for pyrex casserole dish-08/11
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=478573) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=478574)
98. Apron for Swap
99. Kimono/embroidered pincushion
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=482123)
100. NomNom Monster swap monsters and extras (4 items total)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=483689) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=483695) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=483694)
101. Turquoise beret for me--9/12/11
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=483697)
102. and 103. Special olympic scarves #5 & 6 9/20/11
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=485200)
104. cinnamon beret
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=485210)
105. raspberry winter hat and scarf
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=485211)
106. Seed packet apron made from tablecloth
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=485209)
107. Market bags made from tablecloth (2)
108. Fabric bowl made from tie dye and see packet fabric
109. Flowers for wedding (30)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=485212)
110. Ticket bowls for wedding (10)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=485679)
111. New valances for bedroom
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=482130)
112. blue market bag for birthday swap
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=492986)
113.-116. 4 market bags
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=492987)
117. red/black checkered scarf and hat
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=503417)
118. purple/green fairy hat for swap
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=503374)
119. cream hats (2)
120. wedding embroidery
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=490356)
121. infinity scarf (green)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=496451)
122. gold hat and scarf
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=492992)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=492991)
123. 3 yarn scarf
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=493028)
124. red/black slouchy hat for swap
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=503416)
125. Amazing yarn slouchy puff hat for swap
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=503378)
126. sock monkey hat and diaper cover
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=491460)
127. grey/turquoise hat and scarf set -claimed by my niece!! ha ha
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=496447)
128. pink/brown/yellow hat and scarf set
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=496449)
129. vintage altered tin for Christmas swap
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=503375)
130. Scrappy Swap Project #1-project bag
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=503363)
131. Scrappy Swap Project #2 - pouch
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=503419)
132. Scrappy Swap Project #3-felted bowl from recycled sweater
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=503364)
133. Scrappy Swap Project #4-toilet rug-Dec
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=506085)
134. Two more baby sock monkey hats (no pics yet--given as gifts by sister)
135. Witch in pot Halloween decoration
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=494748)
136. One Tiny Stuffie Swap--two birds
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=494752)
137. Red luxurious Divinity Hat for me 11/11
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=498552)
138. dark green slouchy hat for birthday swap 11/30
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=496446)
139. red ribbon yarn scarf
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=496453)
140. Green crochet headband with cute button
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=503373)
141. Fabric pinecone ornaments to give away to guests (5)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=501570)
142. Paper scraps Christmas tree
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=506991)
143. Jingle bell cuffs for child
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=503367)
144. Another red hat for me
145. Grey and blue scarf for Mom
146. Grey and blue hat
147. green/gold knitted cowl
148. House ornaments- Dec
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=506066)
149.grey men's loomed hat for swap
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=503418)
150. ATC for advent calendar-private swap-Dec
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=506100)




Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on December 08, 2010 07:34:37 PM
YAY!  There's one up early for 2011 :)  I have a list of about 20 or so items for next year already, will post it once we actually ring in 2011....I, as well, have lingering projects to complete for 2010, most of which are Xmas gifts and will be knocked out assembly-line style this coming week and the week of Xmas, as I'm off for 5 days.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Crafting Angel on December 09, 2010 03:49:44 AM
I glad to see eveyone joining in!  ;D today hopefully i will get some more work done one my pop tab purse, i have the 2 side panels done and now need to figure out the smaller sides  ??? i ahve finished 3 cupcake hats (1 for my friend, and 2 for her sisters)

~ Keep Crafting


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 09, 2010 04:37:30 AM
Always - I think your #3 counts as 4 items, not one!!!! 

I'm itching to get started on my list but I guess it doesn't actually count until it's 2011, right??



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 09, 2010 06:30:51 AM
I did not even count those last year when I made them! :D

I keep reading everyone's list and adding to mine...I am so easily distracted so I am trying to make up a list before the thread starts filling up!

I forgot that I wanted to join the doll making craftalong so I better list my doll before I forget!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: fishstix43 on December 09, 2010 08:02:03 AM
I'm in on this again!  I know I won't get anywhere close to 50 (2010 I've finished 21 and was thrilled with that) but it's a great way to keep inspiration going and motivation, especially because I have so little time to spare.  Some of this is stuff from last year's list, but some is new.  I know the costumes are probably too far-reaching, but go big or go home, right?  And GenCon is a great motivation for those. 

1.   Latch hooked bear for niece
2.   Self designed latch hook using yarn and fabric scraps (just barely started)
3.   Mixed media painting…thing I’ve had in mind for a long time
4.   Newsboy hat out of old man pants
5.   Vest out of dress pants
6.   Thick wool blanket using knifty knitter
7.   Patchwork leather bag
8.   Reverse appliqué black shirt
9.   Recycled sweater blanket
10.   Ireland scrapbook
11.   Nintendo controller pillow
12.   Corset
13.   A-Line from brown polka dot fabric
14.   Set of alphabet letters for Jayden
15.   Loaded charm bracelet
16.   Knitted slippers from knitknack kit
17.   Wrap dress from blue polyester
18.   Scrubs for Keith
19.   Cover recycled journal with fabric
20.   Loop purse holder
21.   Plastic bag bag
22.   Locker hooked rug
23.   Luigi head pillow
24.   Wire wrap pearl pendant
25.   Recon dress for wood elf costume
26.   Find a way to save Bears sweatshirt
27.   Sabriel costume for me
28.   Hiccup costume for DJ
29.   Astrid costume for me
30.   Ventus costume for DJ
31.   Aqua costume for me
32.   Steampunk stuff for DJ

Also, big emphasis on using up stash here, as it's looking like to move into a better neighborhood next year, we will have to move into a significantly smaller apt.  More good motivation, right?  :) 


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lafemmefatale on December 09, 2010 09:35:43 AM
If you break up the costume into the pieces you'd actually need, like 1. hat for costume 2. shirt for costume
it may help you get motivation and feel accomplished when you're done.  At least, that's how I make my to do lists at work. :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: fishstix43 on December 09, 2010 10:20:29 AM
That's a good idea!  Some of them are definitely complicated enough that each part will be an endeavor of its own.  Thanks!  (See, this is why I love these craftalongs!  ;) )


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rantyhippie on December 09, 2010 10:51:41 AM
I am already gathering supplies. I guess I can pair this with the 2011 destash craftalong if we do one because most everything I make can come from my stash, which I actually built long before I learned to craft because I am weird like that


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on December 09, 2010 11:14:51 AM
I am already gathering supplies. I guess I can pair this with the 2011 destash craftalong if we do one because most everything I make can come from my stash, which I actually built long before I learned to craft because I am weird like that
;D
 ;D
 ;D
You're just in good company, here!  I've had my stash for years, been a Craftster for less than a year and will be de-stashing(w/a list here)for years to come!  I KnEw I had a purpose for my 'collection' all along!!  ;)  So did you!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lafemmefatale on December 09, 2010 11:39:29 AM
Lol, I'm a little sad because much of my collection has been forcibly de-stashed as I've moved so much.  Although it's good for me and my hoarding tendencies not to have that stuff - I get sad when I think "I'm pretty sure I had that once upon a time!"



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Crafting Angel on December 09, 2010 11:51:22 AM
Always - I think your #3 counts as 4 items, not one!!!!


I agree and I'm going to and on my list there is a number of how many i have to make, and i just wanted to say that i got 3 out of 5 done


Title: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on December 09, 2010 03:53:52 PM
Okay...  here goes!
Here is my tentative list for 2011.... most is leftover from 2010 but I did do over 100 projects in 2010 so I'm going to try for 100 again this year :D
Yes, I'm an overachiever and I do design for a living so a lot of that is work related, but I'm determined to do at least 50 not for work projects this year as well!
I decided that my list is so long that I am not going to number it now... I'll number the projects as I finish them  :)

Green = In progress
Red = Completed!

Quilted.....
turkey placemats  http://www.whitesewing.com/PDFs/11_placemat.pdf
make dresser runners for bedroom
make a tree table runner for the table with the phone on it.
make a kaleidoscope quilt
Log cabin pine trees wall hanging http://www.freepatterns.com/list.html?cat_id=436
make 2 star blocks a month for mother's quilt
make sunflower quilt wall hanging
make frog quilted wall hanging for bathroom
make outer space/egyptian double sided quilt for Logan
make knights/skulls double sided quilt for Collin
make asian/ and who know what else double sided quilt for me
make octopus donation quilt
Halloween landscape quilt
dragonfly koi wall quilt
quilt and bind the funky house and tree table runner
jar quilt for kitchen
jar placemats
Bind Santa Wallhanging + add moustache, ornament and hat pompon
Finish landscape quilt for sister - redo the clouds +  bind it
Make Twister Block templates - 3.5" & 6.5"  finished 1/17 -- project 5 completed
Make a practice piece with twister block - one runner top completed  finished 1/17 -- project 6 completed

Building a Village Table Runners http://mrsmoenfreepatterns.blogspot.com/2009/11/building-village.html


Quilt Machine Projects....

Install Red Snappers
Take a Longarm Quilting Class - or read that book I bought and learn from it!!
Make a practice quilt with the Pc quilter
quilt on frame the purple & white donation quilt
quilt the cat and white donation quilt
quilt & bind red, black & white quilt
sewing machine quilted wall hanging
wonky squares quilt
Garden Paper Pieced wall quilt
Lazy Girl Designs Quilt
Quilted Canvas project http://modifytradition.blogspot.com/2010/02/quilted-canvas-tutorial.html
Quilted Photo Squares Wall Hanging http://www.fiskarscrafts.com/projects/t_quiltedphotosquares.aspx
Spools Rule Wall Hanging http://www.debbiemumm.com/Projects/Quilting/2007/01/
Window to Nature Wall Quilt http://www.debbiemumm.com/Projects/Quilting/2007/09/
Winter Pines Wall Hanging http://www.simplicity.com/t-free-quilt-patterns-Winter-Pines-Wall-Hanging.aspx



Christmas Quilty Projects
set of Christmas placemats
make tree tree skirt - okay, I know what I'm talking about there - it's a tree skirt and has trees around it.
quilted star xmas ornaments http://linaloo.typepad.com/linaloo/2009/10/patchwork-star.html
paper pieced Santa ornaments  http://pinwheelponders.blogspot.com/2009/07/paper-pieced-santa-pattern.html
plump partridge ornaments http://modestmaven.blogspot.com/2009/12/plump-partridge-ornament-tutorial.html
star heart ornaments http://patchpieces.com/sharingpatch.html
Santa's Special Delivery wall quilt - http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/home/santas-special-delivery-quilt-pattern.htm
Santa ornaments http://pinwheelponders.blogspot.com/2009/07/paper-pieced-santa-pattern.html



Sewn Projects...
sewing machine cover for my new to me Bailey 15" yay!
knitter's/crocheter's tote bag with skein pockets
knitter's/crocheter's tote bag with skein pockets (yes, I want 2 more of them!)
feminine product cozy for purse
restaurant coupon/receipts clutch for purse
bookmarks for the boys
Banned Books Bookbag for Mrs Dunning
Banned Books Bookbag for Mrs Landman
make quilted box for David's closet for his wallet and whatnot
a quilted patchwork basket or two  http://ayumills.blogspot.com/2008/05/tutorial-fabric-basket.html
clutch bag for going out to dinner
scissor cases
Travel Tote http://www.creativehomeartsclub.com/projects/articletype/articleview/articleid/1280/travel-tote


[size=14t]Business Projects[/size]
1.    Hoot Owl Family - Hootner finished 1/1    Project 1 completed!
2.  Bobby the Not So Big Eared Beagle  finished 1/5  Project 2 completed
Randy the Rabbit finished 1/7 project 3 completed
Randie the Rabbit  finished 1/8 project 4 completed
Freddy the Frog finished  project 7 completed
Freddie the Frog  - project 8 completed
Bobbie the Beagle - project 9 completed
Spunky Monkey project 10 completed 1/22  
Sleepy Monkey project 11 completed 1/23
Stuffed Candy Hearts Free Patterns set of 3 project 16 finished 2/9
Happy Hoppy Frog finished 2/12 Project #17


Start working on projects for book publishing attempt
4 body styles - must make more!!
1 head style - 2nd in progress
robot for book completed project 12 completed
bear #1 for book completed project 13
mouse for book project 14 completed
dog for book
frog for book

type up pattern for Crochet Me Calendar - due Jan 15 project 15 completed
2 projects a month for website
work on projects for book
Design a Rock Band instruments
Design a Skeleton/Halloween Quilt
design quilted advent calendar tree


Machine Embroidery Projects
Roller Coaster shirt for Collin
Ninja Shirt for Collin
genius at work door hanger
Freestanding lace cardinal ornaments
embroider a tshirts for myself

Misc Projects....
concrete patio tiles from pizza boxes
make freezer paper shirt for Logan
make freezer paper shirt for Collin
end of year gift for Mrs. Owen
End of year gift for Mrs. Hill
End of year gift for Mrs Powell
finish refolding all the fabric in the craft room
move out all the yarn to the bedroom closet sigh. big job.
baskets! http://www.bystephanielynn.com/2011/02/make-your-own-natural-fiber-sisal-rope.html




Tally......
17/100
updated:  2/13


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on December 09, 2010 04:47:27 PM
Okay. I think I have the biggest list of all.  Do I win a prize??   :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on December 09, 2010 05:44:20 PM
Yarn or Fabric...wow you ArE ambitious!  :o
I'm looking forward to my first full year on Craftster and seeing what I do.  I know I've gotten more done in the 9 months or so I've been here...=]  I'm afraid I'll get sidetracked and want to do other fun things I see others doing, or join too many swaps... :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 10, 2010 06:11:33 AM
Like I said--everytime I read someone else's list, I see things I want to make!! I am going to sit down this weekend and make a respectable list of about 30 projects and then leave the other 20 for things I see throughout the year! :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lafemmefatale on December 10, 2010 09:05:54 AM
that's a great idea alwaysinmyroom.  Leaving space for the things you know you'll want to add!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on December 10, 2010 12:20:46 PM
My list will grow... and grow... and grow.... I know there are a ton of things I need to get done next year.  I trimmed a lot off of the list as I was going too.  I got about half of my list done from last year which I'm proud of :D

I am going to take a long arm quilting class after the new year so that will be nice - I have had my machine for a year now and not used it.  I am finally going to break down and take a class - unless of course I make friends with it on my own before then!!
I need to force myself to get brave and play with it.

I keep mentally adding more things to my list too - it's just ridiculous the amount of stuff that I want to make next year.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rantyhippie on December 10, 2010 12:26:09 PM
I broke down and did one thing from my list.....is that cheating? Should I add a different thing?


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 10, 2010 12:27:37 PM
Technically, you can't start until midnight, January 1st... ;)

but, shhhh, we won't tell :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Crafting Angel on December 10, 2010 02:44:25 PM
I broke down and did one thing from my list.....is that cheating? Should I add a different thing?

shhh... its a secret...we wont tell


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 10, 2010 03:28:13 PM
Always - I'm with you! I've left some room on my list to grow, too. Besides, I know I'll get distracted throughout the year.

Here's an updated list so far:

Beginning List: 50 Projects in 2011

1 - Waldorf Doll
2 - Handdyed Playsilks
3 - Thumbless Mittens for my son
4 - Sweet Pea Baby Blanket (http://www.iliveonafarm.com/sweetpea.html) for my nephew (needs to be done by April)
5 - Fragrance Rocks
6 - Homemade Deodarant
7 - Felted Acorns
8 - Embroidery Sampler
9 - Ishbel (http://ysolda.com/2009/01/14/ishbel-pattern/) for midwife who delivered my son
10 - Finish my Kai-Mei  (http://www.interweavestore.com/Knitting/Books/Sock-Innovation.html)socks
11.  Cozy Wall Pockets from Handmade Home (?)
12.  Montague Bulky Lace Vest from New England Knits
13.  Northhampton Kerchief from New England Knits
14.  Homemade Vanilla Extract
15.  Lemon Balm Tincture
16.  Calendula Tincture
17.  Facial Toner
18.  Felted Playmat for W
19.  Felted Sweater Wreath/Garland
20.  Rag rug (??)
21.  Weewonderfuls Stuffed Bunny




ideas that need fleshing out:

felt or amigurumi food
holiday ornaments for family



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 10, 2010 04:06:12 PM
felted acorns!!  I use those a lot in all sorts of other crafts! I should learn how to make those instead of buying them all the time!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 10, 2010 04:34:01 PM
felted acorns!!  I use those a lot in all sorts of other crafts! I should learn how to make those instead of buying them all the time!

Oh, they are so simple!! Just take felted balls and hot glue them onto acorn tops.  The end. :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 10, 2010 04:39:01 PM
I have to learn to make felted balls then! ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 10, 2010 04:40:54 PM
Oh, that's easy too! Just take wool, hot water, soap.  Roll the wool in your hands in a circular motion, wet and keep going until it felts into a ball... it doesn't take long!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: that1girl on December 10, 2010 07:31:07 PM
ha i loved seeing just have craft obessed i really am. i don't do list because i really don't stay on course ever.

i'm going to try to make things to enter at the county fair. even though i don't even know what to do with the ribbons. Make lots of stuff for craft fair. stash down on all of my yarn.maybe yarn bomb items.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: v3nu5 on December 10, 2010 10:05:23 PM
Oh, that's easy too! Just take wool, hot water, soap.  Roll the wool in your hands in a circular motion, wet and keep going until it felts into a ball... it doesn't take long!

Is this similar to how you make felted soap? I have always wanted to make those also.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 11, 2010 01:35:41 AM
Yes, same basic idea except you are felting over something when you make felted soap (http://www.mielkesfarm.com/felt_soap.htm).  When you make felted balls (http://www.woolcrafting.com/wool-felt-beads.html), you're relying on the friction of your hands in combination with the water to do most of the work. :)  (I've linked to tutorials so you can see.)  Does that help? 


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 11, 2010 03:29:44 AM
thanls so much--I will have to get some fiber and try it--I had not idea how it was done and have been purchasing jars of felted balls to use! :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 11, 2010 03:36:16 AM
thanls so much--I will have to get some fiber and try it--I had not idea how it was done and have been purchasing jars of felted balls to use! :D

You better not buy any fiber. I'll just send you some. Seriously.  Don't buy anything!

PS - What colors do you want? :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 11, 2010 03:40:02 AM
You are such an enabler!  Before you know it, I will be spinning my own yarn! :D

I just added making both felt balls and felt soap to my list now...

I love felted soap...I use it all the time. But, I will not get into soap making, just the felting part!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 11, 2010 04:00:17 AM
You say enabler, I say destasher.  ;)

You ALREADY can spin so no blaming me for what may happen.  And, if you don't tell me what colors you want, I'll be forced to send you some of all of 'em.



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on December 11, 2010 04:23:22 AM
You guys are making me itchy just reading about felted  balls and even worse felted soap!
Yes, being allergic to wool has some disadvantages - but I get to enjoy cotton more lol.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 11, 2010 05:56:59 AM
Yeah.. probably lathering yourself up with wool isn't a good idea if you're allergic! But, you're right--you can appreciate all the other fibers!  Cotton, silk, hemp, linen, soy.  Mmm!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 11, 2010 06:52:10 AM
Most people do not realize that it is NOT the wool that people are allergic to, it is the wool allergens in lanolin. The trick is to buy wools that have no allergens, such as baby alpaca or hypoallergen wools where extra care is used to remove the lanolin.

I love all yarns, acrylic or natural, depending on the project.  My new favorite right now is baby alpaca.

I now have to put spin yarn on my list because SOMEONE tattled on me.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on December 11, 2010 09:27:58 AM
I hear you on the lanolin.  I am also very careful to not buy lotions that have it in it... although the lotions do not bother me nearly as much as wool.  I've tried to use/touch wools other than sheep and it still gets to me.  When I was in the service, we had wool blankets in basic training and I was broken out the entire time I was there.  They said I just had acne and it wasnt' the blankets... they don't believe anything that recruits say... they started to believe me after I told them I was allergic to rubbing alcohol.  They told me I was just trying to get out of the shots and swabbed me down then watched my arm swell up from my elbow to shoulder... no apologies though just a move along and wipe that girl down with some soap and water to see if it will help lol. Ahhh good ol' times  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 11, 2010 10:06:15 AM
I now have to put spin yarn on my list because SOMEONE tattled on me.

Where's that whistling smiley when I need it??

So, hypothetically speaking, of course, what happens if we start our list early??? Death by knitting needles?


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: shan-E-bear on December 11, 2010 12:42:01 PM
YES! The craft fairy will find you and knit you to death!! Haha!...well hypothetically speaking of course

Okay maybe just shunning?

Of course we would never know unless you actually told us when you did said project, we would just think that you had an extremely productive new years day


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: batgirl on December 11, 2010 10:21:57 PM
I want to join this for 2011~ I don't have 50 in mind yet, but I'm sure my list will grow!

First up, I want to make things I have planned or started, and make a dent in my stash.

1. Felt balls for Milou(dog)
2. Glass mosaic window
3 purple bag
4. dress(es?) for Romy
5. placemats/napkins
6. Kelsey baby gift
7. Pears and pumpkins
8. Learn to knit
9. Learn to crochet
10. Barcelona skirt for me
11. laptop bag for Mom
12. travel jewelry pouch
13. Advent calendar for Nate for next year
14. pillowcases for bed
15. felt acorns
16. hypertufa planter
17. shrines
18. keyhole shadowbox
19. rose necklaces (20)
20. design/make new jewelry that can be made in multiples
21. brown wirelace necklace
22. buy a kiln
23. try paperclay
24. Living room curtains
25. lotus necklace - from Weeds
26. doll arms embroidery
27. Organize my craft stuff
28. 1,000 paper cranes
29. veggie friends
30. ouija houses
31. biscornu
32. fascinator for Jungrrl's wedding
33. Jewelry for Jungrrl's wedding
34. felted sweater mitts
35. Dryer balls
36. beaded jewelry
37. loaded charm bracelet for me
38. wrap skirt
39. learn to make kanzashi
40. sequin ball ornaments
41. pebeo teapot
42. Shrine or jewelry organizer - white cabinet
43. dog bed
44. valentines for chained dogs:
http://www.care2.com/causes/animal-welfare/blog/have-a-heart-for-chained-dogs-this-valentine-s-day/

45. cherry apron
46. kitchen valances
47. art blocks
48. nesting dolls
49. altered rolodex
50. clock


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Crafting Angel on December 12, 2010 05:24:13 AM
its ok you don't need 50 to start with. many people are just listing down the things that they know that they want to make off the top of their head, and then add things when they see or hear about something that interests them


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 12, 2010 05:31:04 AM
I think making gifts for babies and weddings are a great thing to put on a list, batgirl!  I am sure your list will grow and grow!

yarn or thread--I did not mean to imply that there is no such thing as a wool allergy...I just get sad to know that so many people cannot use the various natural yarns out there!  I can't wait to see your projects...I am sure your crocheted items will once again be on my list as well! :D

I found it helpful to put the link to this thread in my signature...that way, I could always find my list! :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: SharaStar on December 12, 2010 07:27:11 AM
2011 List? Sounds fun :D

Crochet Amigurumi
1) Make some hearts for the car bonnet
2) Make Tiger Family dolls/amigurumi for self
3) Design 12 color Amigurumi for self (12 projects right?)
4) Complete my cousins NARUTO x2, Dragon, Pikachu, DragonBall (Goku, Kurin, Gohan)... (i need mood...) (7 projects?)
5) Baby Kitten

Artsy
6) Paint a haunted pirate ship
7) Complete mine and my bf's Comic poster
8) Paint my room in clouds (can of light blue paint and white spray) or Pure white background with  9) shiny yellow floral designs...

Learning
10) Learn to sew using a machine properly
11) Learn to knit other than a square patch (despite practiced garter/moss/cable/ stockinette stitches...
the increase and decreases confusing)
12) Learn to use clay (first need to get some =.=)
13) Learn to cook (other then instant food... cooking with spices and vege...)
14) Learn to weave / Chinese knotting

Sewing
15) Sew curtain for My room and Bathroom
Make my self a coat/dress in black (Its always stuck in my head... )
16) Sew up the White Crocheted Bag Set..
17) Sew an Elegant dress from my old fashion sketches i doodled at high-school
18) Sew my mom some cushion covers
19) Sew extra home decor stuff

Other then Amigurumi Crochet and Knit
20)A simple shawl
21) Car Pillow Blanket (like in the lionbrand)
22) Hand Bag

Weird/Interesting Stuff to try
23) Orange Soap
24) Those marbles that heat cold and cracked inside
25) Aloe vera + Rose petals +  Honey + Olive oil paste thingy for my face :P (Face lotion?)
I guess thats it + extra on the occasion gifts for birthdays and fun :)
Um i guess topping a list of 50 is really hard so top 5 will do as i wont have the time for crafting that much next year.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on December 12, 2010 09:28:17 AM
Because I'm CONSTANTLY updating my list, each time I add/remove/change/complete an item on it, I PM it to myself :)  That way, I can hit Quote on the PM, remove the quote lines, and all the bold, strikethrough, etc. formatting is there and I can select all and copy and paste into each post as I work through my projects and post pics!  Yeah, I'm TOTALLY, anally organized about stuff :P  Plus, it's so satisfying to see my list again each time I post it and see how much I've done from the beginning thru the end.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Crafting Angel on December 12, 2010 09:42:12 AM
thats a really good idea TheSapphireMoon i think that i might try it out  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: sorbetsurprise on December 12, 2010 10:15:48 AM
I really want to do this!  I usually have a monthly list but then end up doing things inbetween which I don't add on.  

I am making myself only put things on here that I will start after Christmas as it would be far too tempting to put the presents I'm crafting on and they won't really be 2011 heehee!!  Also I will not be completing them in order as I am bound to jump around all over the place!

My List

1. Floral '70's dress for me-Done
2. Fimo charms
3. Shopping bag for mum
4. Birthday present for Kylie (not sure what yet)
5. Zombie plushie/poppet
6. Jewelry bag for sister
7. Yellow dress for me - Done
8. Needle book
9. Thread catcher
10. Re-vamp a side table for living room
11. Carrier bag holder- Done
12. Christmas decs for next year
13. Satin vintage dress for me
14. Birthday card - Moomin cross stitch- Done
15. Destash earrings
16. Caramel Shortbread/Millionnaire's Shortbread-Done
17. Decorated shoes
18. Make Marshmallow
19. Valentines card - Done
20. Hermione poppet- Done
21. Make my first corset
22. Complete my Princess and Unicorn cross stitch
23. Fabric yo-yo hair clips- Done
24. Pin cushion for me
25. Polka Dot Dress for Claire -Done
26. Mug Rug for Kate- Done
27. Maple syrup cake - Done
28. Fluffy Felt Marshmallows-Done
29. Coasters for sister
30. Mother's Day Card- Done
31. Bracelet for Mum- Done
32. Bird Print Dress - Done
33. Tidy my sewing room - Done (will need to do again!
34. Queen of Hearts Costume
35. Queen of Hearts Jewelry -Done
36. Floral Vintage vogue dress for me
37. Cookie Monster Cupcakes -Done
38. Snack swap craft
39. Cash bag

19/50


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on December 12, 2010 06:25:38 PM
what ya can miss in here...felted soap?  gonna have to find the tut on that!  I'll find a way to use up some wool yarn leftovers yet!!  =]
I am having no problem holding off on 2011...just get me through December and all things I want to clear out before New Years!  I know I'll be whooping it up NYEve...so I'll get going later that day/evening(after taking a nap!)

Just for January, the list includes:

Quilt Raw Edge Circle Quilt
Scrappy String Quilt/Swap
Granny Squares Crochet-along(pink/black)
Crochet Motifs Crochet-along
Knit Sampler Squares (Guild Knit-along)
Charity knitting: hat/scarf/walker bag



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: swissmcat on December 12, 2010 06:48:33 PM
Ooh ooh ohh!! I have to join this one this year! I creeped on last year's 50 projects thread ALLLLLL year (quite literally) so this time it's actually time to join. I think I'll post my list a bit later though too. Mostly because I have a bunch of WIPs that I need to finish, and I'm crossing my fingers hoping that I'll finish a couple of them before the end of the year. Otherwise it's destashing and finishing up those many many many unfinished projects come January!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: ChrissyCrafts on December 12, 2010 11:16:39 PM
Here's the list so far:

1. Organize new craft space
2. Car Play Mat for Thomas
3. Baby Blanket for Jen (see what else she would need)
4. Learn to Knit Cables
5. Crochet 3 Hats with different patterns (D,J,C)
6. Stencil a Modest Mouse shirt
7. Stencil a Life of Agony shirt
8. Choose a Wedding Dress Pattern
9. Organize Wedding Theme/Colors
10. Knit a Shawl for Debbie/Crystal
11. Rag Rug for Kayla
12. Learn to make Soap
13. Poppet with Clothing for Victoria
14. Re-size my old PeaCoat
15. 7 Hot Packs Lg. and 8 Hand Warmer Packs
16. 15 Chapsticks 2 different flavors
17. 6 Sleep Masks
18. 6 Lip Scrubs
19. 15 Key Fobs
20. 15 Body Scrubs
21. Learn to Bake Better Breads (1 a month)
22. 10 Paint Chip Necklaces
23. Felted Mittens
24. Finally Sew the Orange Fleece Jacket
25. Quilt for Mom
26. 4 Lap Quilts
27. Meet some Crafty People in my Area and craft something for charity
28. 3 Pot Luck Dish Cozies
29. 5 Tea Bag Holders
30. 10 Keychian Wallets
31. Learn to Sew a Customized Tank Top
32. 4 Kids Fleece Hats
33. Learn to Cook more Frugally
34. Redecorate Apartment!
35. Blackout Curtin for Bedroom
36. Brown Twill Skirt
37. Tree Skirt for 2011

 


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: purple_girl on December 13, 2010 02:25:54 AM
I want to do this again next year, I joined this year but havent updated in ages!
So my list for 2011:

1. Knit star cushion
2. Knit thin scarf
3. Knit headrest
4. Make 5 fimo pens
5. Complete red altered journal
6. Make stitch altered book
7. Knit picnic blanket
8. Knit socks
9. Knit snake
10. Redecorate room


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 13, 2010 02:36:44 AM
Kittymom - I've never tried making felted soap with wool yarn.  If you try it, let me know how it turns out.

Purple_girl - Ack! KNIT a picnic blanket!? I'm going to be very impressed when I see that!! I would never have such patience!

I'm still in the now ever-constant process of revising my list (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4305572#msg4305572).  I'm scared I'll have 50 things on there before the beginning of the year and I'll just keep on going.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: batgirl on December 13, 2010 05:52:34 AM
My list is growing! I think this will really help me remember what I want to do!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 13, 2010 05:54:19 AM
ha ha I added 20 things to my list in one day!!

I only have three more to go for 2010!!!

This will be fun...especially all the pics!!! :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on December 13, 2010 09:13:03 AM
I have almost 30 on my 2011 list so far...I think I may leave it that way and add to it as I go through the year and make things.  Will still be a mix of swap and personal items I think.  All that's on there so far IS personal items for me and mine, so that's more than half to be made and kept instead of sent away :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on December 13, 2010 09:32:00 AM
After getting terribly side tracked on last years list I have decided 2011 WILL be my year!  :D I'm going to rewrite my list and will have it up soon!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on December 13, 2010 11:32:24 AM


first idea did not work!  :o  ReAllY!??



Not giving up that easily! Making a crocheted sleeve...



quick work in half-double crochet...soap stitched into sleeve...



a somewhat felted bar of soap...=]


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 13, 2010 11:34:30 AM
That's a really good idea! You'll probably find, too, that it'll continue to felt around the soap the more you use it. :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on December 13, 2010 11:40:58 AM
Yea...I think so too.  I wonder if DH will find it good for cleaning his hands after working with them.  My dad might like one of these, too.  He's a mechanic/teaches mechanics. =]
I figured these had been done...I just don't have wool roving lying around! ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: DizzerSpinninRound on December 13, 2010 12:39:22 PM
Hey, maybe this time I will get some things done on my list ;)

1. Mini collette bloomers (http://www.colettepatterns.com/blog/colette-patterns-news/free-pattern-to-download-the-madeleine-mini-bloomers)

2. 2-3 Changing pad covers for the new baby...for the changing pad we don't even have yet :P

3. At least one new junque journal, reconned this time

4. A convertible dress (http://rowena.typepad.com/rostitchery/infinity-dress.html)

5. Make a top with Simplicity pattern 2603 (http://www.simplicity.com/p-1560-misses-tops.aspx)
picture will go here

6. BLANK, SOMEONE MADE THE ITEM THAT WAS HERE FOR ME SO I SHALL PROCURE A NEW ITEM HERE IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE ;)

7. Make a vest with Simplicity pattern 2556 (http://www.simplicity.com/p-1515-misses-tops.aspx)

8. Make an infant snuggler with the lotta snuggler pattern (http://sewing.craftgossip.com/free-pattern-snuggler-infant-swaddler/2009/05/17/)

9. Make a pair of shorts with Simplicity pattern 3849, view F (http://www.simplicity.com/p-2036-junior-pants.aspx)

10. Make a dress with Simplicity pattern 2369 (need pattern) (http://www.simplicity.com/p-5090-misses-dress-separates.aspx)

11. Make the duffle bag from Simplicity pattern 4535 (http://www.simplicity.com/p-2160-accessories.aspx)

12. Knit the Shetland shorty wrap (http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer08/PATTshetlandshorty.html)

13. Crochet washcloths for a friend of mine

14. Knit arm warmers for another friend of mine

15. Toddler tool belt for Azzy

16. Play kitchen (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333054.0) (with refrigerator, stove, sink, oven, microwave, pot rack) for my sons to play in

17. Felt play food to go with above kitchen

18. Play grill (http://www.growingagreenfamily.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/My-Backyard-BBQ-Set-from-Educo3.jpg) for my boys

19. Wee Weka (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=3&ved=0CCIQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thenappynetwork.org.nz%2Fimages%2FWeeWeka_Knickers.pdf&ei=wooGTYbiCoSBlAf6oqCbCg&usg=AFQjCNE-w0bj0Zvx451WZ8F0ytsRAA7Ebg&sig2=tzveaTjU9BqZ0HvSm6MogA) training pants for Azzy (all done!)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=413776)

Thread where I'm posting the training pants is here. (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=367203.0)

20. Find SOMETHING to do with the extra bulky purple yarn I have (a project purse maybe?)

21. Crochet hook roll

22. Knitting needle roll

23. Crayon/drawing pad portfolio (http://www.skiptomylou.org/2008/09/29/diy-pencil-and-drawing-pad-holder/) for Azzy made with blue jeans

24. Wrap skirts! I have vintage patterns (I know they really aren't needed, but I'm lazy sometimes) and material, just need to MAKE THEM!

25. Fisherman pants! I have a pattern for these as well but for SOME reason I haven't made any yet:P

26. Fix my previous and make another 10 minute shirt (http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/10min-t-shirt).

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=414228)

27. Sewing machine cover for one of my sewing machines

28. Towel bibs for Han (our newest addition, due in February). I plan to make these from tshirt neck ribbing I've kept from tshirt recons and some dishtowels from the dollar tree.

29. Necktie dress

30. Tshirt art smock (http://artfulparent.wordpress.com/2008/07/09/a-giraffe-smock-and-some-unfinished-projects/) for Azzy with POCKETS

31. Twister rain coat (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=349444.0) <3

32. Umbrella skirt (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=263260.0)

33. LARGE peppermint pillbox hat or headband

34. 8 pocket crochet project tote (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/eight-pocket-two-tone-carryall-tote)

35. Knit some glittens (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/convertible-mittens)!

36. Knit a boobie scarf (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/boobie-scarf)

37. Knit a last minute scarf (http://fairytaleknits.blogspot.com/2009/12/last-minute-waves-of-grace-scarf.html)

38. Knit a destroyed cowl (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/destroyed-cowl)

39. Knit a collo shawl (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/collo)

40. Knit a haiti scarf (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/haiti-scarf)

41. Knit a swiss cheese scarf (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/swiss-cheese-scarf)

42. Knit a three way scarf (http://theconfessionsofacraftaholic.wordpress.com/2010/01/10/day-126-the-three-way-shawl/)

43. Placemat baskets (http://waitbeforeiforget.blogspot.com/2010/09/placemat-basket-or-tote.html)

44. Manly apron for my hubbie

45. FINISH the would-be Christmas gift of a monster neck pillow for Azzy

46. Make some scrubbies from pantyhose (http://www.ehow.com/how_5236212_crochet-scrubby-pattern-hosiery-yarn.html)

47. Knit some tit bits (http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall05/PATTbits.html)

48. Knit hubbie some cycling socks

49. Make a granny square (http://www.littletinbird.co.uk/?page_id=403) something or another

50. Make some slippers for the hospital
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=423104)
Thread with one more picture can be found here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=370423.new#new).


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 13, 2010 12:41:53 PM
at first I had no idea what you were doing...:D

ah---using wool yarn to make a felted cover over the soap!!  hmmm...I wonder if I could use scraps of old wool sweaters...you have got the old noggin thinking here...


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: batgirl on December 13, 2010 12:48:20 PM
My list is growing! You guys are good inspirations!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Crafting Angel on December 13, 2010 01:25:01 PM
my list is growing as well too, i might just have to add new things, considering you guys have some really neat ideas :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redstar13 on December 13, 2010 04:04:36 PM
I am going to have to jump in on this list making this year. I always see it and think "wow those people and their organised goal setting" and never make my own list. So here we go - I'm gonna do it! :P Its not yet complete but hopefully I will continue to add things!!

1. King size quilt for my mother
2. Leggings
3. Learn to knit?
4. Crocheted afghan for dad
5. finish crocheting cardigan
6. finish crocheting shawl for me
7. bedside caddy
8. find a way to organise makeup
9. grey pencil skirt
10. black pencil skirt
11. bathroom hanging organiser
12. put scrap quilt squares together
13. finish Star wars cross stitch
14. Start and finish Star Wars embroidery for Jenn
15. OSU embroidery for fathers day
16. Cowboy vest/chaps for nephew
17. Snood for me!
18. 5 3 Rosaries for etsy shop
19. BBQ apron for etsy shop
20. reversible aprons for etsy shop
21. half aprons for etsy shop
22. hairbows for shop
23. Quilt for MAF swap
24. Apron for MAF swap
25. mending for grandmother
26. repair tablecloth
27. garter skirt
28. purple dress
29. swimsuit cover up
30. baby quilt for boy z
31. baby quilt for girl z
32. quilt for ry ry
33. quilt for baby s
34. table runner for shower
35. onesies for shower
36. pumpkins!!!
37. erin towel
38. erin pumpkins
39. embroidered onesie
40. red sparkle apples
41. orange sparkle pumpkins
42. chinese lantern apples
43. 2 X Apple onesies
44. 2 X ABC onesies
45. "Mommy is my Favorite Teacher" onesie
46. Future Brew Crew onesie
47. Cheesehead in Training onesie
48. burp cloths
49. bink clips
50. rocket onesie
51. runner for e's shower
52. wreath for 12 days
53. scarf for 12 days
54. button canvas
55. Dallas cowboy's quilt
56. bunting for jo_mama
57. key fobs
58. santa towels
59 . Snowman button ornaments
60. modgepodge letter
61. christmas quilt
62. burlap paintings with ryan
63. horse shirt for david
64. horse shirt for ryan
65. sock snowmen with ryan
66. snow man onesies for twins
67. snow man tee for ryan
68. reticule for frosty for OWS


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: ghilie on December 13, 2010 04:05:10 PM
Oh, I want to play too.  this is my first foray into the 50 projects, because it seems so daunting.  I don't have 50 yet, but I want to:

1. make another draped neck t-shirt
2. sew some not-paper towels out of scrap flannel (this will be the easiest project, lol)
3. flannel pj pants (stashbuster)
4. finish alien pattern
5. make a holder for my coffee mug so i can attach it to my backpack
6. make silly Christmas ornaments (this is really a 2010 item)
7. twill pants
8-11. whatever projects my next semester's advanced sewing class throws my way


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: swissmcat on December 13, 2010 04:43:55 PM
Okay, I have the start of my list. I'm sure things will be added to it because I hope to move in August. Moving always gives new ideas for things to be crafted! Anyway, here goes...

50 projects in 2011

1. Finish duvet cover
2. Finish couch cover/blanket
3. Table cloth
4. Pillows for bed
5. Closet door/curtain
6. Finish cupcake pj pants
7. 20 cloth pads
8. 1 full apron, 50’s style?
9. 1 half craft apron - purple and green fabric?
10. Rainbow strap bag
11. Strawberry belt
12. Polka dot belt
13. Some sort of thread storage rack
14. Curtains for basement windows (chocolate brown)
15. Lavender Eye pillows
16. Oriental type curtain tiebacks (3)
17. Cover storage boxes in livingroom
18. New set of dishclothes
19. Set of napkins
20. Reusable sandwich bags
21. New Laptop case
22. Fabric spats
23. New Messenger Bag
24. Phone case
25. New lunch bag
26. Throw pillows for couch
27. 5 Produce Bags
28. 5 Shopping Bags
29. Swiffer covers (duster and mop)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ivagrovegirl on December 14, 2010 08:36:15 AM
I have always loved this craftalong and can't wait for 1/1/11

Here is my list:
1. Complete a swap
2. Complete a swap
3. Complete a swap
4. Complete a swap
5. Apron for Claire  (my sister)
6. Make 1 dozen “designer” cupcakes
7. Learn how to crochet in the round
8. New York Scrapbook
9. CWF Scrapbook
10. Sewing Machine Cover
11. Library book bag
12. A recipe book of 365 Gluten Free Recipes (must try every recipe)
13. A purple afghan for college
14. Pajama pants for me
15. Pajama pants for Claire
16. Pajama pants for Mom
17. A piece of Wall Art
18. Button Tree Art
19. Set of ‘Quilted” cards (Sew a collage of fabric together and attach to the front of a card) Super Cute!!
20. Messenger Bag
21. SUPER CHALLENGE: Make a Tudor Rose Bag
22. Make my green plaid jumper
23. Key Necklace
24. Laptop Messenger Bag
25. Panera Bag
26. Crochet otter for Claire
27. Craft for Charity (1 x a month)
28. Zebra purse for Claire
29. DS cover for Claire
30. Crochet needle roll
31. Craft Apron for me
32. Sandwich Wraps for Dad
33. Set of 12 embroidered quotes
34. Sell an item I crafted
35. A shirt for Me
36. A pair of pants for Me
37. Related Accessories for #35 & #36 (jewelry, scarves etc.)
38. Make a Design Portfolio
39. Complete my Sewing & Dressmaking Course
40. Make myself a Dress
41. Stencil a Shirt
42. Make a set of pillowcases for Claire, Mom & Dad
43. Sewagami project
44.
45.
46.
47.
48.
49.
50.



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on December 14, 2010 08:38:59 AM
Ivagrovegirl - did you get done watching Julie and Julia?  
12. A recipe book of 365 Gluten Free Recipes (must try every recipe)

I just watched that movie and thought of how cool of an idea that was - I might have to do it but with cookies  :)
Mmmm... or cake... I could really go for some cake....


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: whatthepuck on December 14, 2010 09:47:19 AM
My 50 projects in 2011 list

1. Frida Bracelet
2. Edible play dough
3. Bread
4. amigurumi (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4497170#msg4497170)
5. Make something with button holes
6. Dessert sushi
7. Inchies (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4421030#msg4421030)
8. Hoopla
9. Loaded charm bracelet
10. Resin pendant
11. Custom MLP
12. Blythe holiday dresses
13. Wallet
14. Monster wreath
15. Pumpkin bread
16. Clock
17. Sock animal/monster
18. Pasta from scratch
19. Terrarium
20. Polymer clay cupcake bracelet
21. Halloween costume
22. Hello Kitty guitar pick earrings
23. Crying couch
24. Origami
25. Cloth napkins
26. Whoopie Pies
27. Refashion 5 things
28. Teesha Moore something
29. Butterbeer
30. Henna tattoos
31. Marie Anoinette bracelet
32. Blythe doll make over
33. Hemp bracelet
34. Halloween themed charm bracelet
35. Fabric headbands
36. Fabric Necklace/Bracelet
37. Peace sign bracelet
38. Cell phone cozy
39. Hockey sleepy pants
40. Cheesecake muffins
41. Bookmarks (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4422100#msg4422100)
42. Felt dryer ball(s)
43. Black Apple doll (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=371004.0)
44. Altered Puzzle
45. Birdseed ornaments
46. Bored jar
47. Cookie cutter cookies
48. Care Bear pillows
49. Crayon roll
50. Patchwork bag


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on December 14, 2010 01:25:24 PM
OK, so I said I wasn't gonna post until the 1st of the year, but everyone else posting has peer pressured me into it!  LOL!

My ever growing, and slowly being completed, LIST:

1. Cluster necklace/bracelet set for GnN R10 thank-you
2. Apron top for thelastkodama - STS custom item
3. Rainbow button cuff bracelet #1
4. Shades of green button cuff bracelet
5. Shades of yellow button cuff bracelet
6. Wedding bouquets for Nicky and I
7. Rainbow button cuff bracelet #2
8. Rainbow button cuff bracelet #3
9. Recon bedsheet dress
10. Recon bedsheet lounge pants
11. Lounge shorts for Nicky (rainbow party)
12. Calcutta cloth shorts for me (dark peach)
13. Lime hoopla
14. Shades of blue button cuff bracelet
15. Linen cropped pants
16. Cluster bracelet for Giant Multi-Theme Swap
17. Button hoop art for Giant Multi-Theme Swap
18. Apron top for me
19. Dress for Giant Multi-Theme Swap
20. Button encrusted X-mas stocking - Snowman
21. Button-encrusted X-mas stocking - Xmas Skull
22. PJ pants for Giant Multi-Theme Swap
23. Zebra purse and wallet for Giant Multi-Theme Swap
24. Teesha Moore Christmas Stocking
25. 2 felt Xmas ornaments
26. 10 ribbon wands
27. 2 bridal posies - commissioned
28. 6 Xmas fabric gift tags
29. 3 embroidered flour sack towels
30. Tank top dress recon
31. Lime green button cuff bracelet
32. MORE rainbow button cuffs for my shop
33. Shades of blue on blue button cuff bracelet
34. Blue bead cluster bracelet for Xmas stocking swap
35. Set of 3 dust mitts for Xmas stocking swap
36. Fulled sweater mini clutch and small beaded bookmark for Xmas stocking swap
37. Button cuff bracelet for personal swap
38. Sundress for bananaleg
39. Custom cluster bracelet for audio in STS - Astronomy
40. Custom cluster bracelet for audio in STS - Venus-Inspired
41. Overloaded charm bracelet for ME
42. Sundress for ME (McCalls M5843)
43. Smocked back tank top
44. Recon bedsheet dress (McCalls 5659)
45. Mod podged mini embroidery tin
46. Peacock swap items
47. Poker lounge pants for Nicky
48. Create and post a full picture tutorial
49. Purple button cuff
50. White and shell button bracelet

ONGOING: 100% organize craft room/office.  Currently at 75%


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 14, 2010 01:30:27 PM
I love all the variety of everyone's projects! This will be a fun craft-a-long!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 14, 2010 01:58:06 PM
oooo--apron top!! patchwork dress!!

I think as the Clothing Mod I really need to make some clothing :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 14, 2010 01:59:40 PM
uhm, yeah! :D

... though I should probably knit more than I do!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 14, 2010 02:01:54 PM
I knit and crochet more than anything... :D

I will get on that---I need a few summery things! :D

I already have over 50 things on my list already! *sigh* not enough hours in a day


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: BethieB on December 14, 2010 02:40:12 PM
I need to add mittens and a hanging organizer for above my bed to my list.  I'm really trying to only commit to projects I really will do, so it's taking me a while to come up with a January mini list!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alteredmommy on December 14, 2010 04:37:13 PM
Its so much fun reading through this thread, I think I'll take a shot at 50 projects this year.  I had meant to do the every board craftalong last year which was a big fail so I'll be trying to do that still with this craft along in 2011!!  You guys have great lists.....I need to go look through my "future projects I want to do" book and see what I can come up with :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on December 15, 2010 03:28:12 AM
I'm still chuckling over the Mod's chatter....*too funny!!!**
 ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: DizzerSpinninRound on December 15, 2010 06:19:00 AM
I made 4 more cloth trainers for my son last night! That's 6/11 already knocked out of the way! Woohoo I'm actually DOING something from my list this time around! Although it isn't 2011 yet...wouldn't it be ironic if I suddenly stopped doing things from my list in 2011?


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 15, 2010 06:22:32 AM
We are not going to let you!!  This group is tough and will use peer pressure! ;D

You will easily get your projects done since so many will be for you precious children!

Can't wait to see what you do in 2011! (and remember I can find you and drag you back in :) )


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ivagrovegirl on December 15, 2010 06:33:05 AM
Actually it and another movie were inspiration LOL I may do it with cupcakes too :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: DizzerSpinninRound on December 15, 2010 07:16:39 AM
We are not going to let you!!  This group is tough and will use peer pressure! ;D

You will easily get your projects done since so many will be for you precious children!

Can't wait to see what you do in 2011! (and remember I can find you and drag you back in :) )
Pssh it's too easy to find me on here since I'm always super active in the swap board ::)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 15, 2010 07:20:16 AM
;D

Everyone's lists look great!  If we get at least 10 people to join this, do you realize we will have completed 500 projects!!!? I am swooning at the thought of seeing those pictures!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on December 15, 2010 07:27:20 AM
oh gosh! I have to join!  I haven't been crafting because I've been misplaced and moving and getting rid of like everything I own and it's been very very stressful.  But 2011 is the year to get everything settled and to get me motivated again!



I completely agree with you.  I got married at the end of 2009 and moved to the UK in January 2010. Most of my year has been spent settling into my new home and country...so I'm ready to start crafting again, too! 


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on December 15, 2010 10:34:21 AM
I'm so in!

Need to work on my list, which won't be the whole 50 projects. There's some things I know I want to do for sure, but I have the attention span of a caffeinated gerbil and tend to get sidetracked by new things  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on December 15, 2010 11:20:11 AM
I've decided this is the perfect opportunity to start making Christmas gifts.  Next December, we have to apply for my ILR, so christmas will be tight...but if I make everyone's gifts, it shouldn't be too bad on us financially! Woo


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 15, 2010 12:39:12 PM
I already started some Christmas stuff for next year as well... :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: DizzerSpinninRound on December 15, 2010 12:55:28 PM
I already started some Christmas stuff for next year as well... :D
This is where I fail craft wise! I craft Christmas stuffs for swaps, but not my family. I don't have supplies for the crafty things my little family wants, and outside of my hubbie and kiddo, can't think of anything anyone else in my extended family would want that doesn't come from a department store:P So we end up buying one or two gifts for kiddo and that's it. Maybe things will change a bit next year?


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: jnny_heck on December 15, 2010 01:46:47 PM
Is it cheating if I include swaps?  There's no way I would have enough time otherwise :P


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 15, 2010 02:21:20 PM
I include some swap items and others include all of them...whatever you want!

I include things I need for my home, like curtains or recovering a footstool...you don't have to make gifts...you can count charity items like Quilt for Kids, Linus Project, Preemie Project, etc. etc.

The CAL's are just meant to encourage you and motivate you and to even organize you and maybe keep you on track...many of us are artists that would forget out names or to eat if we weren't reminded! ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 15, 2010 03:11:29 PM
I just found a list of things I had noted throughout internet searches a couple of weeks ago, so I've added to my list!

27. corn bags
28.  homemade root beer
29.  apricot brandy
30.  herbal honey


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on December 15, 2010 05:05:46 PM
I already started some Christmas stuff for next year as well... :D

That's my plan! I waited way too long to start holiday gifts this year, and found myself in the Last-Minute Holiday Projects craftalong  :D  Come 2011, I'll be working on gifts and decorations a little here and a little there throughout the year, in the hopes it will save what's left of my sanity.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: v3nu5 on December 15, 2010 05:38:19 PM
I just found a list of things I had noted throughout internet searches a couple of weeks ago, so I've added to my list!


That's an awesome idea, I'm going to add some of the bookmarks I have here on craftster to my list for 2011.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: DizzerSpinninRound on December 15, 2010 07:17:47 PM
I get so into what I'm doing that I'll feed my kiddo but forget to feed myself:P

Finished all of the cloth training pants for my little man! I'll update my post with pictures once I get them washed tomorrow, since he already wore three of the ones I just made.

Now to decide what to work on next...


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on December 16, 2010 04:16:03 AM
Last weekend I kicked out about 10 shirts for my oldest son. He wanted embroideries on them as he calls them - then after much grumbling, he did pick them out for me.  They came out great... and I got to use my big hoop which was on my 2010 list  :)  I lost track of things on my 2010 list.  I am going to try hard to not have that happen this year!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on December 16, 2010 08:04:47 AM
lapoli...  What exactly is a corn bag?


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: sunspotted on December 16, 2010 08:10:51 AM
lapoli...  What exactly is a corn bag?

At my house it's the burlap sack I keep the feed corn in for my deer, but that's probably not everyone's answer.  If I don't feed them on time they try and climb up on the deck.  I suppose I could decorate it.   ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: llisaredd on December 16, 2010 11:10:12 AM
I'm in this year too. And I fully intend to finish my 50 in 2011 (unlike 2010).
Will post list later.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on December 16, 2010 06:29:09 PM
Alright, here's my preliminary list, intentionally incomplete so I don't feel pressured if I don't (want to) get around to any particular thing. My projects are coming mostly from my Crafting Inspiration board on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/ninedays/crafting-inspiration/).

** Means I need it sooner rather than later

- Embroidered silhouettes of the family (all five of us)
- Frame loom (this will probably end up falling more to my husband  :D) **
- Murielle scarf **
- Woven place mats (4) **
- Needle book**
- t-shirt quilt
- Gift for Nani's birthday
- Gift for grandma's birthday (June)
- Paper rose bouquet
- Rag rug (woven on a loom or this one: http://pinterest.com/pin/2138307/)
- Journal/altered journal
- Birthday cards (a dozen or so, to have on hand) **
- Project organizer/caddy (http://pinterest.com/pin/1753476/, or this https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=367746.0 sans holiday theme)
- Holiday decorations and ornaments (including several Christmas wreaths)
- Shadow puppet theater (http://pinterest.com/pin/1980420/)
- T-shirt yarn (http://pinterest.com/pin/2138370/)
- Boots from an old sweater (http://pinterest.com/pin/2135495/)
- Woven scrap yarn monster (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=313652.0)
- Flowers (http://pinterest.com/pin/2082619/, http://pinterest.com/pin/1950435/)
- Newspaper yarn (http://pinterest.com/pin/1932992/)
- Grow a pair and knit something in the round, finally


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TroubleT on December 16, 2010 07:02:37 PM
Alright, I'm in! I need something to keep me on track. ;)

COMPLETED!

1. learn how to set zippers

2. try needle felting
3. princess embroidery for my daughter's room
4. Buddha embroidery as a birthday gift to myself
5. stenciled t-shirts for myself - My new shirts! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4433560#msg4433560)
6. make plant markers for my herb garden -https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4416075#new
7. try making poly clay decor for my little garden - gnomes and mushrooms!
8. throw pillows for our bedroom
9. make Raven a cat bed
10. generic baby blanket for impending baby showers at work
11. more crocheted snowflakes
12. preserves and jellies (trying different fruits this year!)
13. make herbed oils and vinegars
14. bake more! - Sweet Irish Soda Bread (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=375699.0), Banana Bread (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4436783#msg4436783)
15. start creating embroidery stitch tutorials -Now on my blog! Back Stitch, chain stitch, and split stitch are in the My Tutorials! page.
16. more wall art for my husband's office
17. learn how to crochet socks and slippers - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4333526#msg4333526
18. crochet dishcloths for my family and my mom
19. embroidered tea towels
20. new curtains for the living room
21. make Christmas ornaments in June! as easy holiday gifts for coworkers and teachers (need about a dozen or so)
22. embroidered hoop for my Hoopla wall - theme Samurai
23. embroidered hoop for my Hoopla wall - theme hawk
24. embroidered hoop for my Hoopla wall - theme Celtic knotwork
25. an altered hoodie for ME!
26. make Husband hand sized pot holders
27. lap blanket/quilt for my daughter
28. altered hoodie for my son
29. embroidered ornament for my DD
30. embroidered ornament for my DS
31. embroidered ornament for my DH
32. crocheted hat for DD - pattern only worked in pink (http://crochet.about.com/od/clothingandaccessories/p/Cloche_Hat_Pattern.htm)
33. crocheted hat for DS - pattern but solid colors, no stripes (http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/70318AD.html?noImages=)
34. crocheted hat for ME! :D - each of these hats with different patterns
35. mini art quilt for my bedroom
36. embroidered hoop for my Hoopla wall - theme Mehndi or hand of Fatima - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368508.0
37. make mom a new night cap for next year's Christmas present -  found the pattern! (http://peopleandyarn.blogspot.com/2010/07/slouchy-mesh-hat.html)
38. 1 tutorial for my blog for Spring - Southern Style Soup Beans with ham hocks tute is now on my blog! :)
39. 1 tutorial for my blog for Summer
40. 1 tutorial for my blog for Fall
41. 1 tutorial for my blog for Winter
42. make 2 amigurumi for my kids' Easter baskets - The Gabu and Bunny Boo (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4436783#msg4436783)

.....Ok, I'm out of steam and I still need to finish a few holiday gifts before I can go to bed. I'll be back! :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: DizzerSpinninRound on December 16, 2010 09:06:59 PM
I decided to go for the three way scarf next, only i haven't gotten very far because I've had a wonderful time trying to get the gauge right for the yarn I'm using.

And now I'm laid out hoping this pain goes away. Guess I'll be going to the ob again tomorrow to make sure everything's all right with me and the baby.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lafemmefatale on December 16, 2010 09:08:10 PM
oh no dizzer!  Good luck!  I hope everything is ok.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: v3nu5 on December 17, 2010 12:22:50 AM
Hope your doing ok Dizzer. And WOW... 13 pages and still 2 weeks away from 2011. This will be epic. :P


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on December 17, 2010 04:21:47 AM
lapoli...  What exactly is a corn bag?

I'm *pretty* sure she means that bags that you make that you can microwave to heat up your hands, wrap around your neck etc


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 17, 2010 04:39:59 AM
lapoli...  What exactly is a corn bag?

I'm *pretty* sure she means that bags that you make that you can microwave to heat up your hands, wrap around your neck etc

Yes! That's exactly what I meant! Sorry for being late to reply here, but thank you Yarn or Fabric. :)

I'm thinking I may try to repurpose flannel from either a shirt or sheets to make them... my sewing skills, er, are lacking so there's no real need for me to spend lots of money on nice sewing things yet. :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 17, 2010 07:52:32 AM
I had no idea you could use corn for that!

Troublet--your list is quite good!  I spotted a few things on there I might need to add...

I have only one more project to get done and I will be done with my 50 for 2010!!

All leftover projects will be added to this list---at this rate, I will have a list for at least 10 years! ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on December 17, 2010 08:10:17 AM
Ok, the whole corn bag thing makes sense now.  :D  I've only ever heard of them made with rice.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: FinRaziel on December 17, 2010 08:20:48 AM
oh i love this! im totally in. i just read through a bunch of lists and even found some things i want to add to mine  :)  it's a slow day at work today so i think im going to devote my time to making a 50 projects list.  i always have a running list of projects to make, but its usually just a few.  the idea of a 50 project list makes my day! be back later with my list....


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 17, 2010 08:54:37 AM
The more the merrier!  We can keep each other on track!  Even if you don't make your 50 items, you have a nice list of what you did get done!  What a feeling of accomplishment!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: FinRaziel on December 17, 2010 01:49:35 PM
ok after a day of thought, my list for 2011 is only up to 17. i'll have to add more as i think of them. a lot of these are selfish projects that i've wanted to make for myself for a while, but have been so busy crafting for swaps and other people that i havent gotten around to them. hopefully 2011 will be their year of birth!

1.  knit cabled hat
2.  neckwarmer or cowl
3.  legwarmers  
4.  pretty wristwarmers
5. make wrist cuffs from scrap yarn
6.  try knitted amigurumi
7.  learn resin casting
8.  make bone pendants
9.  carnaby skirt from knitty
10. make these gauntlets for next fall http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall08/PATTslither.html
11. cat fairy #1
12. make a moomin craft
13. squid cell phone holder for sister
14. make a luna cat
15. knit my first sweater!
16. lionbrand pattern felted acorns
17. learn to use my new sewing machine!
18. finally make something for my boyfriend
19. pixie hat
20. weird stuffie for swap
21. twilight inspired fingerless gloves
22. one tiny stuffie #2
23. another gnome amigurumi
24. cowl #2 w/ handspun
25. try hand felting knitted something
26. monster amigurumi
27. elf #1
28. elf #2
29. another set of legwarmers
30. that girl jacket
31. ravelry.com/patterns/library/bedknobs--broomsticks



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: llisaredd on December 17, 2010 05:48:59 PM
Alrighty... I found last year's list and am updating it to reflect this year's goals. I was feeling all Ugh! I totally failed on this list last year! until I looked it over. I actually quite a few things on it done! :D  


2011 50 Projects List

1.GET MENDING DONE!!!

Home decor
2. blanket for dd's room *
3. curtain and bedskirt for dd's room *
4. blanket for ds's room *
5. clock for my crafting room *
6. reupholster striped chair
7. headboard for our bed
8. curtains for our room?
9. Embroider trees/seasons and frame *
10. Quilt for our room
11. finish green inchie project *
12. redfox art for me - painting or woodburning...or both!

Sewing  for me
13. bag for myself from b/w Ann Klein skirt *
14. woven purse from ribbon from work *
15. blouse for myself with fabric from St. Maarten *
16. gray wool skirt for me *
17. green corduroy skirt for me *
18. red wool skirt for me *

Knitting
19. new slippers for ds (*, need to buy suede for soles)
20. new slippers for dd (*,  "   "    " )
21. go thru knit a day calendar, pick several stitches, knit squares for... something…scarf, pillow, blanket
22. headband for me *
23. mittens for me *
24. hat for ds *
25. hat for dd *
26. mittens for ds *
27. mittens for dd *
28. purse for me *
29. scarf for me

Sewing for dd
30. bishop smocked dress for dd's birthday *
31. asian dress for dd *
32. dress for dd from green floral fabric w/ tatted lace *
33. dress for dd from purple fabric *
34. dress for dd from daisy print fabric *
35. dress for dd from red floral fabric *
36. dress, vest, and/or hat for dd from brown corduroy fabric *
37. dress for dd from brown floral fabric *
38. dress for dd from apple fabric *
39. dress for dd from brown polka dot fabric *
40. Jammies *

Sewing for Ds
41. Shirt from hawaiian fabric*
42. Jammies*

Misc.
43. plant a great garden and take really good care of it
44. can and/or freeze the fruits of my garden labor
45. Learn to spin: spin the fiber I have sitting on the shelf with the spindle I bought to learn how to spin*
46. Make myself an embroidery organizer bag*

Christmas presents/decorations
47. knitted mini stocking ornaments for gifts*
48. woven heart Christmas ornaments for gifts*
49. Mom – wrap/shawl
50. Dd – doll or stuffie
51. Ds – stuffie
52. Star topper for tree
53. Nativity

(* = DESTASH PROJECT, already have most if not all supplies needed)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 17, 2010 05:53:54 PM
Ack! Your list is so organized!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: DizzerSpinninRound on December 17, 2010 08:51:28 PM
 Why do the simple patterns give me a hard time? I'm just not getting the same lacey look of this scarf no matter what size needles i use

http://theconfessionsofacraftaholic.wordpress.com/2010/01/10/day-126-the-three-way-shawl/

So I've Given Up For now, Put The Yarn up And Needles Away.

I Have No Idea Why My Phone Is Capitalizing Every First Letter, Silly Swype.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: katara on December 17, 2010 10:56:18 PM
I'm definitely in for 2011!

My list (so far):
1. Make my poppet an outfit (She's been nekkid for way too long now...)
2. Finish my "Purple Girl" amigurumi. She just needs some hair and needs to be sewn up!
3. Finish my small mosaic photo frame
4. Do a mosaic for my bedroom. I've already bought the supplies.
5. Make some dotee dolls for swaps (I'm thinking along the lines of 15 - 20 dolls) Made 11/20
6. Make an Imbolc decorative spoon
7. Make an Eostre decorative spoon
8. Make a Litha decorative spoon
9. Make a Lughnasadh decorative spoon
10. Make a Modron decorative spoon
11. Make a Samhein decorative spoon
12. Crochet a Monkey Blanket for charity In progress
13. Find a pattern for a popple! I really want to make myself a popple!! Pattern found
14. Crochet at least 5 amigurumis
15. Make 10 wooden wands
16. Make a Teesha Moore journal In progress
17. Make a Teesha Moore style handbag In progress
18. Make a Mielie-inspired handbag
19. Learn Calligraphy Acquired a book and fountain pen
20. Make 20 ATC's Made 6/20
21. Make some booties - made 3 pairs
22. Make 15 pairs of earrings
23. Make a crocheted necklace
24. Make some pompom jewellery
25. Make a pompom doggy
26. Decorate a canvas
27. Sew 3 poochie bags
28. Make a diaper cake
29. Make 3 crinkly baby blocks
30. Make some handmade beads


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: kwiltykate on December 17, 2010 11:23:40 PM
Im in for next year too! Am only 2 away from completing my 50 in 2010, so will post a list after xmas when i have a chance to even *think* about 2011 ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: SharaStar on December 18, 2010 01:49:02 AM
I'm in!  I don't have a list completed yet but I do have several projects in mind.  I'm finishing up 2010's WIP's still and will be ready for this one by January 1st with at least a mini list.

#1 - 2011 Planner
#2 - King sized quilt

ETA - I found more projects to do and I'm putting them here because I highly doubt I'll accomplish them in the next 21 days...

#3 - Perpetual calendar with fused plastic bag pages
#4 - old school NES controller pillow

Whats a perpetual calendar with fused plastic bag pages actually are BethieB? I cant imagine a calendar made of plastic bags... is it huge?

Ack! Your list is so organized!

Exactly, love it too... im re-organizing my list something like that, looks neat to the eye :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: BethieB on December 18, 2010 02:21:32 AM
I'm in!  I don't have a list completed yet but I do have several projects in mind.  I'm finishing up 2010's WIP's still and will be ready for this one by January 1st with at least a mini list.

#1 - 2011 Planner
#2 - King sized quilt

ETA - I found more projects to do and I'm putting them here because I highly doubt I'll accomplish them in the next 21 days...

#3 - Perpetual calendar with fused plastic bag pages
#4 - old school NES controller pillow

Whats a perpetual calendar with fused plastic bag pages actually are BethieB? I cant imagine a calendar made of plastic bags... is it huge?

Ack! Your list is so organized!

Exactly, love it too... im re-organizing my list something like that, looks neat to the eye :D

Lol, that's a good question!  Guess that looks funny when you have no clue what I'm talking about, lol.  No, it's not huge...you take a plastic bag, cut the sides and top off, then fold it into a small square and fuse it with your iron (don't let the plastic touch your iron though, put some kind of paper in between the iron and plastic and the plastic and your ironing board).  Anyway, when you're done fusing all the layers together, you come out with this awesome material that you can paint on or sew or whatever you want to do.  It's pretty awesome. I'm just waiting for a day when it's not raining so I can open the windows and get some good ventilation through the house.  It can get kind of stinky after a while.

You can make the sheets bigger or smaller, but mine will probably be about 4 inches by 5 inches or a bit smaller. 

Here's a link to see how to make the fused plastic squares...she's using it for scrapbooking, but it's the same thing really.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9pe5oXYYxU

And this is an idea of the perpetual calendar, though mine won't be steampunky or as cool as this one probably...
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=363825.0


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: sarahj2001 on December 18, 2010 02:22:36 AM
The start of my 2011 list:

1.  Finish Owl Sweater - http://needled.wordpress.com/2009/01/16/o-w-l-s-the-pattern/
2.  Thrummed Mittens - http://www.haveayarn.ca/stitch/06_2008_stitch_of_the_month.htm
3.  Finish 50 States Quilt
4.  Sunhat with netting
5.  Mom's Shawl
6.  Mom's Blanket
7.  Knitting Needle Necklaces
8.  Leaf Soap
9.  Record Fortune Cookies
10.  Ruffle Shirt
11.  Russian Doll Mittens
12.  Owl Purse
13.  Pair of Socks for me
14.  Derby Shirts


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 18, 2010 04:27:46 AM
I need to spend some time cleaning my space this weekend. I think I may start getting together supplies and organizing them all together.  That way, once I'm ready to start XX project, I can pull out a box or bag and be ready to go!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: DizzerSpinninRound on December 18, 2010 07:14:57 AM
 I've been working on organizing the office/craft/baby room, almost have it mostly orderly. I should be able to finish today as long as hubbie helps since I'm sick:p I would rest if i could, but I'm too congested.fun times.

I'm thinking about sewing the placemat baskets and a project bag this weekend. I don't know what I'll use in place of interfacing. I can't afford to buy any and I'm trying to destash as much as possible before the next baby is born.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: ghilie on December 18, 2010 08:05:38 AM

8. Find a pattern for a popple! I really want to make myself a popple!!


they made popple patterns in the eighties.  http://www.etsy.com/listing/57584342/butterick-417-popples-pattern-for-3-12


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: katara on December 18, 2010 10:51:53 AM

8. Find a pattern for a popple! I really want to make myself a popple!!


they made popple patterns in the eighties.  http://www.etsy.com/listing/57584342/butterick-417-popples-pattern-for-3-12


Thanks for the link ghilie! I've pm'ed the seller - Hold thumbs that she's willing to ship to South Africa!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: shan-E-bear on December 18, 2010 02:30:56 PM
LOVE the popple idea!! Good luck with the seller, I'd love to see one made up. That was my favorite toy when I was little and with all the toys my mom saved that was not one of them..sad


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: DizzerSpinninRound on December 18, 2010 04:55:08 PM
 Whew! I'm exhausted! Got the room pretty much done,I've organized my craft stuffs, just gotta get hubbie to organize his stuff. I might have time to sew tomorrow too ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: evilSabina on December 18, 2010 05:06:56 PM
Yikes! So many pages since I last checked. I've realized that about half of my list for 2010 will be on my list for 2011. Sigh.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: llisaredd on December 18, 2010 05:13:49 PM
Thanks for the comments about my list being organized :) Dh didn't understand what I was doing or why I was making a list of 50 things to do, lol.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: katara on December 19, 2010 12:40:46 AM
LOVE the popple idea!! Good luck with the seller, I'd love to see one made up. That was my favorite toy when I was little and with all the toys my mom saved that was not one of them..sad

*Huge grin* I managed to get the pattern!!! Can't wait for it to arrive!!!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 19, 2010 05:48:20 AM
Thanks for the comments about my list being organized :) Dh didn't understand what I was doing or why I was making a list of 50 things to do, lol.

Then it's obvious you're in the right place since we all understand here. :D

I spent some of yesterday organizing different project bags from my list.  I'm going to try to reclaim a shelf in our closet upstairs so I can keep them all safe.  Hopefully, having "pre-made" bags of projects will make it easier to start/stop projects when I come across some extra time in my day.  


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: SharaStar on December 19, 2010 09:59:11 AM
Bethieb, thanks for the youtube... watched and omg it reminds me of laminating, good inspiration too! Yet the texture is weird at the end, are you gonna put colors on too?

Im losing passion these days knowing i may not have enough time for all the things i listed out, hopefully i get to at least work on 5 of them a month... as my list in mind grows drastically and breaking it down only pressure me... "OMG too many stuff to do!!"...


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ffrogg526 on December 19, 2010 10:31:08 AM
Ok - maybe I'll try this again in 2011 since 50 projects in 2010 didn't work so well.   ::)  I had my list and I got some things done.  Just not everything I wanted to.  And I feel confident that I did 50 projects, its just that most of them weren't on my list.  

Project 1 for 2011!!  Get my sketchbook done for the Sketchbook project!  ;D

Project 2!  Make another shrug that I'm going to be paid for!

Project 3!  Make the significant other his sweater (since he bought me the book the pattern came from)  ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TroubleT on December 19, 2010 11:15:41 AM
Hiya ffrogg!

I still love your AV. :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on December 19, 2010 11:30:23 AM
Yeah, I'll have to put finishing my sketchbook at the top of my list too!  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TroubleT on December 19, 2010 11:55:33 AM
I just added some more items to my list (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4318256#msg4318256). :)

I'm going to leave the last few open for now. :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: BethieB on December 19, 2010 02:58:40 PM
SharaStar - I don't think I'm going to put color on as she did on hers.  To me, it looks better without it, but I will be edging with ink of some kind.  Also, I'm going to be putting numbers and names of the month on the sheets, so I don't really need to add a lot of colors, there will be enough to look at with the texture and with the numbers/months. :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: goddessgarb on December 19, 2010 03:19:36 PM
I'm joining in...I find this intimidating and inspiring, both!  Overall, I think this is a great way to have a place to remember all the stuff I've been noting that I want to do, plus it will keep my craft spending on track, so I don't just hit the store and go, "Oooooo goodies!" but buy things I actually need for the things I want to actually DO.  ;)  Plus I can track what I accomplish and pat myself on the back for it, and watch all of you do the same!

Here's my list...for now:

1.  Crazy quilt purse
2.  Crazy quilt journal cover
3.  Rag doll
4.  Stuffed animal
5.  Hand carved name stamp
6.  Hand carved craftster name stamp
7.  Metal washer bracelet
8.  PJ pants for daughter
9.  PJ pants for son
10.  Lounge pants for me
11.  Lounge pants for partner
12.  Handbound book(s)  (learn how to do them, make some)
13.  Altered puzzle  (watch for that swap!)
14. Painting(s) for our walls
15.  Project for OTT Up swap
16.  Project for OTT X-Files swap (that I'm going to organize as my first!)
17.  Use art therapy journal at least once a week, striving for daily, even if it's only a word or doodle or pasted in thingy.
18.  Learn some calligraphy and other fun lettering
19.  Do some zentangling
20.  Distress and embellish the duvet I got at thrift store for son
21.  Quilt for son
22.  Quilt for daughter
23.  Comfort packs, big and small, for self and partner
24.  Birthday gift for mom...painting?
25.  Elastic beaded rings
26.  Embroidery wall hanging for Grandma
27.  Bookmarks for partner, last minute gifts
28.  Headbands for self, daughter, partner
29.  Needlebook for Needlebook swap
30.  ATC's for ATC swap
31.  Projects for OWS
32.  Personal swap 1. (tea wreath)
33.  Personal swap 2.  (wall art)
34.  Personal swap 3.  (dollar store projects)
35.  Personal swap 4.  (pillowcases, covers, placemats)
36.  Personal swap 5.  (local stuff collected, sent to Germany)
37.  Personal swap 6.  (save coffee packets and send to Sweden)
38.  Personal swap 7.  (corset style phone cozy)
39.  Lip balms for partner, gifts
40.  Inchies for upcoming swap
41.  Notecards
42.  Travel journal for summer trip to coast  (create or swap for, and then fill while on trip!)
43.  Zentangle kit organizer for pens and pad
44.  Homemade paper
45.  Set up etsy shop
46.  Flower Power patchwork and denim purses
47.  Make frame for photo painting and hang it
48.  Photo album for grandmas (choose pics, have printed, embellish photo albums)
49.  Personal swap 8.  (papercrafted calendar, bib)
50.  Collect old textbooks from thrift stores and clip out neat stuff for papercrafting


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on December 19, 2010 03:21:58 PM
I spent some of yesterday organizing different project bags from my list.  I'm going to try to reclaim a shelf in our closet upstairs so I can keep them all safe.  Hopefully, having "pre-made" bags of projects will make it easier to start/stop projects when I come across some extra time in my day.  

That is a really great idea that I think I'm going to "borrow"  ;)

I love looking through everyone's lists, but seeing all these awesome project ideas is not helping scale the size of my "want to do" list  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 19, 2010 03:38:12 PM
Heh! Glad someone else can use the idea!  ;) 

I've got a three month old who takes up a lot of time.. anything I can do while he's sleeping to save time later will help me out a lot. It's much easier to take out a project that's already ready to go while he's sleeping than to feel inspired, hunt down the materials, the pattern, etc.

I'm still adding ideas to my list.  Do podcasts count as crafty items for 2011?  I got sidetracked last year by my pregnancy and it's been on my mind for months to start it back up.  Maybe I won't add it.. it doesn't appear that I have too many problems filling up my list anyway...  :-\


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: goddessgarb on December 19, 2010 03:54:26 PM
Heh! Glad someone else can use the idea!  ;) 

I've got a three month old who takes up a lot of time.. anything I can do while he's sleeping to save time later will help me out a lot. It's much easier to take out a project that's already ready to go while he's sleeping than to feel inspired, hunt down the materials, the pattern, etc.

I'm still adding ideas to my list.  Do podcasts count as crafty items for 2011?  I got sidetracked last year by my pregnancy and it's been on my mind for months to start it back up.  Maybe I won't add it.. it doesn't appear that I have too many problems filling up my list anyway...  :-\

Wow, I'm in awe.  When I had a three-month-old baby, I barely showered or ate, let alone CRAFTED!  In fact, I remember crying because I'd developed a love of coloring during my pregnancy, and I felt like I'd never get to do it again.  LOL!  But you're absolutely right, having things all in one place ready to go makes it TONS more likely something will actually be crafted.  I'm also 'stealing' that very good idea.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 19, 2010 03:56:35 PM
LOL! Don't worry - there are still PLENTY of days that I don't shower, dress, eat, craft, etc!  And then there are the days where I cry, too. :D

I've just decided life is a constant state of adapting.  If I wake up thinking I'm going to work on X or Y project, I'll be disappointed.  I just do what I can, when I can!

ETA - Thank you, though! There are plenty of days that I get frustrated that I'm not the perfect mom or that I'm not crazily productive. :D  It makes me feel better to know that other women have been in my shoes!!!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: evilSabina on December 19, 2010 05:38:05 PM

I've got a three month old who takes up a lot of time.. anything I can do while he's sleeping to save time later will help me out a lot. It's much easier to take out a project that's already ready to go while he's sleeping than to feel inspired, hunt down the materials, the pattern, etc.


Wait til he starts walking! If grandma and grandpa weren't so close by I'd never accomplish anything.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: SharaStar on December 19, 2010 11:49:34 PM
SharaStar - I don't think I'm going to put color on as she did on hers.  To me, it looks better without it, but I will be edging with ink of some kind.  Also, I'm going to be putting numbers and names of the month on the sheets, so I don't really need to add a lot of colors, there will be enough to look at with the texture and with the numbers/months. :D

I really wanna have a peak at the finished piece, U've just inspired me to try it out yet i better wait till is around april or so, its rainy here daily... the mood for art is hitting me more then crafts.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ffrogg526 on December 20, 2010 03:54:50 AM
Hi Troublet!  Haven't seen you in a while!  I hope all is well!

I worked a lot of project 1 this weekend!  But I still have a lot to do.  So very glad I'm on my holiday break now!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: ghilie on December 20, 2010 07:04:54 AM
got some more:

12. Apron for B.  He was a marine - it will be marine inspired, lol.
13. Dress for A, my brand new niece
14. Felted dryer ball


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 20, 2010 07:33:12 AM
lapoli--I think having all the supplies and materials in bags has helped me a lot!  I get a lot of those recycled bags from various places to use to throw in my yarn, the pattern, and make a label to what needle size I am using (if it is crochet...)...I can then just grab a bag to take to sneak in crafting just about anywhere!

I started doing that with my sewing projects as well, only I use those cheap shoe box things...pattern, fabric, trim, zipper, etc. I then stack them in the hallway (the only space I have left to store stuff :D)...grab a box and sew...

I really do have to stop reading everyone's lists because I keep adding stuff to my notebook....and, I really do have to add the SKETCHBOOK PROJECT to my list...I am only halfway done and it is due out before January 11!!!

Can't wait until the holidays are over...to get organized and get going on 2011!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: DizzerSpinninRound on December 20, 2010 07:42:34 AM
got some more:

12. Apron for B.  He was a marine - it will be marine inspired, lol.
13. Dress for A, my brand new niece
14. Felted dryer ball

YES! Something else to add to my list! My hubbie has been wanting me to make him a nice manly apron! I've just been so lost as to how to make it truly manly, but I really need to add it to my list!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 20, 2010 08:19:57 AM
I love making aprons for men...just about all the men in my circle of friends cook...I have made funny ones and serious ones...you just need to be sure it is long enough and that the ties are adjustable...also, I would not select fabric with flowers ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: DizzerSpinninRound on December 20, 2010 09:10:00 AM
I love making aprons for men...just about all the men in my circle of friends cook...I have made funny ones and serious ones...you just need to be sure it is long enough and that the ties are adjustable...also, I would not select fabric with flowers ;)
I'm going to need so much fabric, my hubbie is 6'6" T_T" Finding appropriate fabric has been a big issue since I normally get fabric from freecycle, friend's old clothing, remnant bins, or thrift shops. The two fabric ideas I've had recently are camo, which could be upcycled from thrifted pants, or trying to find some steak fabric. Steak fabric seems impossible to find though, and since I don't have a giant steak stamp or the materials to screen print, seems like I'd have to go with the camo apron idea.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 20, 2010 11:51:14 AM
wow steak fabric!!! That would be pretty neat to see!

I used plain tan canvas like fabric and stenciled it with "Real Men Love Sushi"--it took less that two yards and I used webbing for the ties...

I also like to use denim a lot for men's aprons...then you can do a lot like sew on a hamburger or some barbecue tools

If you google aprons for men, there are all sorts of ideas...I think men also like stripes on aprons like Mr. Food has! :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: DizzerSpinninRound on December 20, 2010 03:18:18 PM
i had thought about denim because I have a lot of blue jeans a friend gave me to use for material.and that would have the bonus off crafting from my stash.

Oh I looked up manly aprons earlier today and saw some rather naughty ones::) totally wasn't expecting that:P


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 20, 2010 05:02:47 PM
ha ha I love the naughty ones but I have to make sure that everyone remembers that no kids are around when the men cook! :D

I just added cork ornaments to make for Christmas 2011!!!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rlynn on December 20, 2010 05:48:24 PM
Alright, this would probably be the second year Ive tried to join but I always get distracted.  I am determined to be more committed in 2011.  I want to start crafting more for me, my child, and other loved ones.  I thought about joining the craft along for me BUT to be honest I really enjoy crafting for other people and Im okay with that; I just want to focus closer to home.  I do love my swapping and Ill still partake but I am hoping to craft at least 50 items in 2011 for either myself or the people in my life.  Im going to start with a small list so I dont get overwhelmed.

1. Wee wonderfuls doll for Aria's Bday
2. 3 outfits for the new doll
3. Train mat for Max's Bday
4. wee wonderfuls doll for Stella's Bday
5. Quilted Bodice Dress for Aria
6. Zombie doll for Phil's Bday
7. Zombie emergency Kit for Phil (X-mas 2011, can I be that ahead of next year???)
 


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: DizzerSpinninRound on December 20, 2010 05:53:33 PM
 cork ornaments? Do explain:)

You can do it rylnn!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on December 21, 2010 05:24:23 AM
DizzerSpinninRound - check the thrift store for some really really big denim overalls for the apron ;)
Also check around to see if any of the local churches have rummage sales.  They usually have a bag day or something.  I know there are a few local churches here that have them.  I didn't get to go to any of them this past year :(

One of our local thrift stores has a bag day for clothing.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 21, 2010 06:07:46 AM
This is the year I am finally getting rid of clothing that have been taking up precious closet space for years...since most of it is definitely out of style or slightly damaged, I am not donating them...I would love to salvage the fabric but I am not sure what I would do with all of it...I have a lot of wool suits, silky blouses, etc.  No huge pieces...ideas?

Most of the pieces would take way more time for me to recon into something wearable for myself...

Yarn or Fabric--what do you do with these bags of clothing?

Dizz--cork ornaments! ;D
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=365216.0


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: ghilie on December 21, 2010 06:38:23 AM
This is the year I am finally getting rid of clothing that have been taking up precious closet space for years...since most of it is definitely out of style or slightly damaged, I am not donating them...

I recently learned that just because they are out of style or damaged, doesn't mean that they can't be donated.  Whatever goodwill or the charity shop cant sell in the store gets sold to raggers that recycle the clothing or it goes to other countries.  Ragging is pretty big business.  make sure you donate it to a big chain, tho, so you know they have the connections.  Even if you think something is too bad to donate (and you dont want to do anything with it) dont throw it away. 

*not that i think you're not gonna upcycle it - but if you feel overwhelmed, it's still perfectly appropriate to donate.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 21, 2010 06:59:12 AM
Thanks ghilie!  The thought of throwing away anything fabric, yarn or even paper makes me wince!

I just found out from a friend that smallish scraps can be used by the local high school to make tote bags for hospital patients! I love having options...

and, I just remembered that I am making a Waldorf doll that will need some clothes!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TroubleT on December 21, 2010 07:10:23 AM
Always, you could also check with the local high school to see if they could use any of the nicer pieces for stage costumes. :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 21, 2010 08:23:41 AM
ha ha --yeah--they may be able to use the clothes from the 1970's and 1980's :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: katara on December 21, 2010 11:07:32 AM
Thanks ghilie!  The thought of throwing away anything fabric, yarn or even paper makes me wince!

I just found out from a friend that smallish scraps can be used by the local high school to make tote bags for hospital patients! I love having options...

and, I just remembered that I am making a Waldorf doll that will need some clothes!


Why not make some Teesha Moore style journals or bags?


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: ghilie on December 21, 2010 11:22:00 AM
Thanks ghilie!  The thought of throwing away anything fabric, yarn or even paper makes me wince!

I just found out from a friend that smallish scraps can be used by the local high school to make tote bags for hospital patients! I love having options...

and, I just remembered that I am making a Waldorf doll that will need some clothes!


Why not make some Teesha Moore style journals or bags?

what is this that you speak of?


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 21, 2010 12:43:05 PM
thanks katara--I have already started three projects in the Teesha Moore style...and I will have plenty of scraps for my scrappy quilt as well...

ghilie--if you look in the craftalong board, you will see that we have a Teesha Moore style craftalong..it is a fun way to use up scraps and scraps of fabric, yarn, buttons, thread, etc.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 21, 2010 02:34:43 PM
Potato candy sounds interesting!

Do you mean sweet potatoes?


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: kunoni on December 21, 2010 02:38:12 PM
good news! my mother & I have compromised- for the minion ( #3 on my list) she will do all necessary crochet parts (body, legs, arms and overalls) and I will do the rest with sewing (eye, goggles, hair, logo and such)
potato candy recipe:
Quote
potato Candy Recipe
Mom's Old Recipe For Mashed Potato Candy


This old fashioned potato candy recipe is the one Mom used to make her special mashed potato candy topped with rich dark chocolate. I loved it when I was a kid, and I still do.

It's hard to believe that such a delicious homemade confection can be created from such an ordinary ingredient as the common potato.

Are you curious about candy made from mashed potatoes? This is one old fashioned candy recipe you simply have to try. You will love its chocolatey melt-in-your-mouth good taste.
1 medium-sized potato, boiled and mashed fine; add 2 teaspoons butter, 1/4 pound coconut, 1 teaspoon vanilla, stir in 1 pound confectioners' sugar and beat until creamy.

Put down in a buttered pan until hard; make 1 inch thick and pour over it 2 melted squares bitter (dark) chocolate. Put in a cold place for 2 hours and cut in squares to serve.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 21, 2010 02:45:18 PM
oh yummy!  Thanks...I love recipes with unusual ingredients...when you make them, be sure to post in cooking, too!

I just found the Christmas crack recipe made with saltine crackers and the "crab" balls made with sauerkraut!!!

I need to add some cooking to my list...


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: goddessgarb on December 21, 2010 02:48:25 PM
This is the year I am finally getting rid of clothing that have been taking up precious closet space for years...since most of it is definitely out of style or slightly damaged, I am not donating them...I would love to salvage the fabric but I am not sure what I would do with all of it...I have a lot of wool suits, silky blouses, etc.  No huge pieces...ideas?

Most of the pieces would take way more time for me to recon into something wearable for myself...

Yarn or Fabric--what do you do with these bags of clothing?

Dizz--cork ornaments! ;D
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=365216.0

Wool suits recon into great purses, and maybe you can felt smaller pieces into cool brooches and other jewelry. 


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: kunoni on December 21, 2010 02:53:27 PM
oh yummy!  Thanks...I love recipes with unusual ingredients...when you make them, be sure to post in cooking, too!

I just found the Christmas crack recipe made with saltine crackers and the "crab" balls made with sauerkraut!!!

I need to add some cooking to my list...
Of course! I need to add more food to my list, especially something with that taro root sitting on the counter- my father bought it thinking you just eat it like a potato, so when he found a recipe for how to bake it, he baked some- it tasted like nothing. My brother and I have explained to him MANY times that the most commonly used (and flavorful) way to use it is as a filling( like the Japanese) but he won't listen. Only after the baking incident he did, and I gave him a recipe for sweet Japanese style taro stuffed buns, and he said he'll make them, but the taro is still here... Guess I'll have to take charge of them before they rot or something.

Do please post any unusual food recipes here for me? I already know of the two you wrote above, but any others will probably go on my list.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rlynn on December 21, 2010 03:04:57 PM
You can do it rylnn![/color]

Thanks!

I already have something to add to the list.  A year ago, my partner bought our daughter a toy umbrella stroller.  Of course, it immediately broke.  I keep meaning to make a new cloth seat for it...a year later it is still sitting in the closet.  

Potato candy sounds very interesting.  You should let is know how it turns out. :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: kunoni on December 21, 2010 03:26:07 PM
Just a really great Idea- A handmade book to keep track of my 50 projects. This way I can draw what I want it to look like, make notes and carry it around so when inspiration strikes I can write it down.

You guys could do it to- modify it if you don't want to make the book yourselves (I have always wanted to, and constantly start making one but never finish.) you could make a knit/sewn/crocheted/woven cover for it, or paint/draw one on too.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 21, 2010 03:27:09 PM
I love taro root!

Last year I only posted foods that were projects like making pumpkin rolls for gifts...I normally do not cook much but I like weird foods! :D

I am definitely going to save the wool for felting...those are great suggestions!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: hngoodlett on December 21, 2010 03:34:55 PM
Okay, I'm in, but my true goal is only 25, because I'm feeling realistic. Beginnings of a list:

1.   Knit elephant for niece (WIP)*
2.   Felted mittens*
3.   Lincoln cross stitch (WIP)*
4.   Learn to knit in the round*
5.   T-shirt quilt(WIP)*
6.   Blue skirt* First attempt failed, put aside to rethink.
7.   Stirrup socks
8.   Banner necklace*
9.   Carnaby skirt
10.   Draft guards*
11.   Kindle cover*
12.   Dryer balls*
13.   Can some stuff
14.   Rice bag*
15.   Stenciled tights*
16.   Coralie Earrings*
17.   Link necklace Started, hated, scrapped.
18.   Quote embroidery/cross stitch*
19.   Map art*
20.   Take pictures with Diana camera*
21.   Tackle mending pile. *
       -Sweater
       -Sweat Pants
       -Lunch bag.
22.   Recon red dress. (WIP)*
23.   Fix up boots. *
24.   Make every food on bookmark list that I have not already tried. [10 down]
25.   Make butter.*
26.   Paper Garland*
27.   Snalt (snow+salt) mat*
28.   Sparkle shoes.
29.   Princess Leia headband(WIP)*
30.   Jellyfish earrings*
31.   1 Hour Hat*





*=stash


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: kunoni on December 21, 2010 04:30:32 PM
I figure I'll start my 50 projects before 2011. It's winter break now so I have a lot of free time, and I'm itching to start.

hngoodlett- stenciled tights sound awesome!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ffrogg526 on December 21, 2010 07:20:01 PM
This is why I got left behind in 2010!  The pages just fill up soooooo fast!  Could that be a project on my list?  Check this board everyday?   ;)  I'm still working alot on project 1 which is my sketchbook.  I made a ton of copies today at Staples for transferring.   ;D  I'm going to experiement with acetone!  Huzzah!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Deeder on December 21, 2010 08:58:06 PM
    Ok, I'm in. I didn't meet my goal for 2010 (29 out of 50 right now, probably won't get much higher than 30 before the year's out), but I'm still pretty proud of myself  :) It's probably the most projects I've done in a year.
    Here's my list for 2011. Most of it is leftovers from the old list, but new things are sure to come up, too. One of my first goals for the new year is #48. Re-organize/re-arrange/de-clutter craft room. If I finish all my WIPs that are lying around, half my projects will be done ;)

    2011 projects
      
    1. Catnip eyeballs for Beth
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=421976)

2. Nursing cover/pads for Meg

3. Tree skirt (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=425326)

4. Ruby birthday flags (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=425333)

5. Body scrub for Ash (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=425325)

6. Hat for Atticus (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=421977)

7. Dish and spoon for Elora (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=421978)

8. Backpack for Loki (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=425324)

9. Photo box for Michael (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=421979)

10. Catnip eyeball for Fozzi

11. Maternity clothes for me (skirt) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=437406)

12. Maternity wrap dress (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=437407)

13. Make gift wrap organizer (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=437402)

14. Make grocery bag holder (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=437405)

15. Shorts for Ruby

16. Sweater dress for Ruby (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=445066)

17. Sand/paint outside bench

18. Vegetable garden (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=446236)

19. Sand/paint nursery shelves (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=444481)

20. Make some kind of wall art (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=476219)

21. Use tie stash (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=481087)

22. Finish black and red summer dress (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=481085)

23. Hobo bag (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=481086)

24. Lampshade cover (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=485262)

25. Crocheted hat for Seamus (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=488878)

26. Recover mushroom chair  (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=491571)

27-28. Halloween costumes  (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=493438)
    
Cover for wingback chair
    Cushion for dining room table bench
    Redo hope chest
    Cushions for rocking chair
    Quilt for mom
    Quilt for Meggie and Mike -- June
    Duvet cover
    Finish Beth's jacket
    Build a bottle terrarium
    Earring holder for Beth
    Quilt for Jess and Jeremy
    Recon winter jacket
    Embroider something
    Make something from plastic grocery bags
    Make reusable vegetable bags
    Make newspaper gift bags
    Make serger cover
    Patchwork rainbow circle skirt/rainbow quilt
    Finish decorating nursery (many projects)
    Rug for kitchen
    Laptop bag/cover
    Sushi pillows for Danny
    Zipper bag
    Mail/bill organizer
    Make/recon clothes for me (many projects)
    Recycled paper coasters
    Dish and spoon for Jonah
    Diaper man-bag
    Grillmaster apron
    Make things to sell
    Re-organize/re-arrange/de-clutter craft room
    Poppet
    Lampshade covers (2)
    Draft stopper for door
    Make paper (seeded?)
    Learn a new craft
    Use old watches for something
    Pincushion for sewing machine
    Pincushion for wrist
    Screenprint monster onesies
    Use seasonal fabric (multiple projects)
    Ruby headband
    Make stuff from pillowcases (multiple projects)
    Origami mobile
    Paint bedroom
    Repaint baseboards/peeling paint
    Snake weights for Beth
    Mosaic and paint front porch table
    Recover and paint front porch chairs[/list]

24/73




Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: SharaStar on December 21, 2010 09:48:33 PM
Just a really great Idea- A handmade book to keep track of my 50 projects. This way I can draw what I want it to look like, make notes and carry it around so when inspiration strikes I can write it down.

You guys could do it to- modify it if you don't want to make the book yourselves (I have always wanted to, and constantly start making one but never finish.) you could make a knit/sewn/crocheted/woven cover for it, or paint/draw one on too.

I tried that many times, it end up being super messy with scribbles and notes all over, and i tend to jumble up new ideas/inventions in it when i haven't finished the first one... Finally now all my scribbles are written in my lappy and the designs are all piled up in a file box. (Result : I never look back at my designs but whats in the lappy are neat to the eyes.)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: kunoni on December 21, 2010 09:52:33 PM
Oh right! I just remembered that I tried it once and it didn't work. Oh well, I'm still going to make a book.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: v3nu5 on December 21, 2010 10:13:52 PM
This is why I got left behind in 2010!  The pages just fill up soooooo fast!  Could that be a project on my list?  Check this board everyday?   ;)  I'm still working alot on project 1 which is my sketchbook.  I made a ton of copies today at Staples for transferring.   ;D  I'm going to experiement with acetone!  Huzzah!

I tend to check my CAL boards every other day and I read a cpl pages cause I think if I go back too far the posts almost seem irrelevant to the top posts. I want to keep up with this one more this coming year, and I think It'd be easier if I have a more browser friendly phone. :(  Anyone else have this problem?  I seem to be simplistic with my phone, it texts, and calls and takes decent pictures so I don't have to lug around my camera, and I like it that way. But when I can't get to the computer...my phone's browser leaves something to be desired. :/ 

Luckily I don't really have to keep up with 2010's board since I finished my 50! XD


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rlynn on December 22, 2010 01:53:02 AM
I can't keep a journal either.  I tried it for swaps, but I end up becoming obsessive about writing out what I plan on doing over and over.  I am horrible about making lists...I just have to stay away from it.  I get all weird about it.  I avoid grocery lists for the same reason.  I have less of a problem if the list is electronic.  It has something to do with my handwriting and wanting it to be perfect and neat.  I'm weird.  

New item for the list...I need to stop adding things...the whole point was to not overwhelm myself.  Heh...but I also don't want to forget the things I do want to make.

9. Wee Waka training pants for Aria

I should probably make the training pants a priority.  Out of pure laziness and a desire not to make an issue out of something she will eventually get, I haven't made any attempt at the whole potty training other than talking to her about how I use the toilet and offering to let her use the toilet as well.  4 days ago, she suddenly told me she didn't want to wear diapers anymore, she wanted underwear.  So with the exception of bedtime she is out of diapers and so far hasn't had an accident.  But the child needs some comfy underwear (she's is suddenly super sensitive to tags, fabric bunches, etc...) and the Wee Waka pants that DizzerSpinninRound posted seem like they would do the trick.  


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: SharaStar on December 22, 2010 06:48:15 AM
Oh right! I just remembered that I tried it once and it didn't work. Oh well, I'm still going to make a book.

Dont give up!! Keep trying on ur creations book, who knows u will find a solution to this? something like www.mindtools.com (http://www.mindtools.com) 's tool kit. It makes things easier :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: SharaStar on December 22, 2010 06:52:44 AM
This is why I got left behind in 2010!  The pages just fill up soooooo fast!  Could that be a project on my list?  Check this board everyday?   ;)  I'm still working alot on project 1 which is my sketchbook.  I made a ton of copies today at Staples for transferring.   ;D  I'm going to experiement with acetone!  Huzzah!

I tend to check my CAL boards every other day and I read a cpl pages cause I think if I go back too far the posts almost seem irrelevant to the top posts. I want to keep up with this one more this coming year, and I think It'd be easier if I have a more browser friendly phone. :(  Anyone else have this problem?  I seem to be simplistic with my phone, it texts, and calls and takes decent pictures so I don't have to lug around my camera, and I like it that way. But when I can't get to the computer...my phone's browser leaves something to be desired. :/ 

Luckily I don't really have to keep up with 2010's board since I finished my 50! XD

I started having this prob at the start... and glad lapoli taught me a method indirectly... bookmarking the list :) and keep track of which was the last page i read. I do switch between phone and laptop when i need to, but phones are not my fav to navigate around here.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 22, 2010 07:50:08 AM
If you put the page you have your list on in your signature, you can always find it by just clicking on it no matter what thread you are on...it is also a nice way to let everyone and yourself know your progress and where to find you goodies...

I put thumbnails in my list and post the big pics in the thread...at the end of the year, I print it out and keep it in a notebook... :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rackycoo on December 22, 2010 09:27:40 AM
I think I may jump in and give this a go. Here's what I have on my list so far:

1. Finish up Sketchbook project book 1/12
2. Advent calendar for my daughter
3. Advent calendar for my other daughter
4. Scarf from thrifted sweaters 1/29
5. Day of the Dead shrine 1/10
6. Altered altoid tin w/tutorial 2/26
7. Stenciled t or hoodie
8. Little bird shrine 1/15
9. Spool art 1/17
10. Make a dotee
11. Altered matchbox 4/11
12. Halloween cat box 2/16
13. Mosaic flower pot
14. Set of inchie notecards 2/9
15. Tiny paper crown 1/20
16. Wall plaque (for a swap) 1/22
17. Wall plaque for me 1/23
18. Altered book cover 1/24
19. Floral pins 1/31
20. Set of Easter atcs for Alpha Stamps 2/7
21. Fairy garden book for AS 2/20
22. Halloween diorama 2/6
23. Recon old table 4/12
24. Forest friends clock 2/21
25. Altered tin ornament 3/2
26. Wicked Circus Altoid tin 3/14
27. Small circus tin 3/13
28. Decorate some clothespins
29. Felt box 3/15
30. Lidless Circus tin 3/18
31. Sewing themed altered tin 3/22
32. Altered tin: fairies 3/27
33. Altered tin: bitch 4/3
34. Altered tin: beach 4/17
35. Altered tin: dunce caps 4/19
36. Altered tin: Christmas 4/24
37. Altered tin: Beach 2 4/24
38. "Don't sass the cat" plaque 4/25

It's a start, anyway. I'll be adding to it. I'm not sure if I'll actually get 50 things done, but hey, you never know.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: goddessgarb on December 22, 2010 10:55:22 AM
If you put the page you have your list on in your signature, you can always find it by just clicking on it no matter what thread you are on...it is also a nice way to let everyone and yourself know your progress and where to find you goodies...

I put thumbnails in my list and post the big pics in the thread...at the end of the year, I print it out and keep it in a notebook... :D

Thank you!  I was trying to figure out how I was ever going to find my list again...


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: kunoni on December 22, 2010 11:36:17 AM
Once I finish writing my list, I'll add it to my siggy with my progress (such as 5/50)
until then, it's bookmarked on the computer.(not this one. I have to go dig for it now.)

Look what I found:
oeuflings (http://www.etsy.com/listing/64082279/oeufling-starlight?ref=pr_faveitems:)
They're so adorable and could be made in so many mediums. Anyone care to try with me?
We could make it like a mini "challenge" where we all make the same thing in our different ways and post them.
All I know is that making 1 or two of those is on my list. Or a hundred.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on December 22, 2010 11:43:38 AM
If you put the page you have your list on in your signature, you can always find it by just clicking on it no matter what thread you are on...it is also a nice way to let everyone and yourself know your progress and where to find you goodies...

I put thumbnails in my list and post the big pics in the thread...at the end of the year, I print it out and keep it in a notebook... :D

That is a great idea, thank you!!  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 22, 2010 11:46:45 AM
I am waiting for my wool roving to arrive for Christmas...I have so many small projects I want to do, including felted acorns!!

That oeufling is so cute!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on December 22, 2010 01:44:40 PM
Ok, I think I've finally settled on my preliminary list. There's plenty of "Ooh Shiny New!" room left on it  ;)

** Means I need it sooner rather than later

Finished items:
1. Pillow for youngest son (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369560.msg4343911#msg4343911)
2. Finish basketweave scarf (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369562.0)
3. More wooden buttons
4. Pillow for my daughter out of her favorite (outgrown) shirt (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369560.msg4343911#msg4343911)
5. Yellow polka-dot clip-in hair bow
6. Beaded necklace
7. Finish weaving my scarf https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368536.0
8. Add coins to chainmail bellydance belt
9. Make necklace for the Anthropologie swap "fake swap" craftalong https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369682.msg4345668#msg4345668
10. Zippered pouch for knitting accessories
11. Princess Bride embroidery https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=370782.msg4361168#msg4361168
12. Tron stitchery https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=370783.msg4361185#msg4361185
13. Knit pouch to hold swap item #2
14. Pillowcase https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=370919.0
15. Tarot bag https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=371166.0
16. Altar cloth https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=371162.0
17. Bookmarks https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=371341.0

17/50!

The List:
- Embroidered silhouettes of the family (all five of us)
- Frame loom (this will probably end up falling more to my husband) **
- Woven place mats (4) **
- Needle book**
- Gift for Nani's birthday
- Gift for grandma's birthday (June)
- Mother's day gift
- Rag rug (woven on a loom or this one: http://pinterest.com/pin/2138307/)
- Journal/altered journal
- Birthday cards (a dozen or so, to have on hand) **
- Project organizer/caddy (http://pinterest.com/pin/1753476/, or this https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=367746.0 sans holiday theme)
- Holiday decorations and ornaments (including several Christmas wreaths)
- Shadow puppet theater (http://pinterest.com/pin/1980420/)
- T-shirt yarn (http://pinterest.com/pin/2138370/)
- Boots from an old sweater (http://pinterest.com/pin/2135495/)
- Woven scrap yarn monster (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=313652.0)
- Grow a pair and knit something in the round, finally
- Pom pom scarf for daughter (http://pinterest.com/pin/2201792/)
- Make more paper, with different textures/colors
- Finish Marilyn embroidery
- Finish kraken embroidery
- Embroider David a Viking flag
- Potholders/oven mitt
- Sew an apron
- Felt fishing game (inspired by rlynn https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368060.0)
- 5-minute skirt
- V is for Venom art for K's baby
- Embroidered spider for K's baby
- Christmas stockings (5) (love these elf ones http://pinterest.com/pin/2416930/)
- T-shirt scarf (http://pinterest.com/pin/1766815/)
- Some sort of organization for my knitting needles
- Matroyshka pincushion (http://pinterest.com/pin/2412908/)
- Finish weaving the bookmark
- Hoop circus fabric for wall art
- Learn to crochet, for the third time
- get out the spindle and roving and learn to spin
- Toaster cover
- Bread bag (embroidered)
- Backpack from old pants for oldest son (http://pinterest.com/pin/2415894/)
- Learn to make fabric prints with tape (http://pinterest.com/pin/2413091/)
- Produce bag (http://pinterest.com/pin/2416139/)
- Sandals (http://pinterest.com/pin/2415921/)
- Scrappy fabric scarf (http://pinterest.com/pin/2413498/)
- Quilted nesting zippered bags (http://pinterest.com/pin/2412955/)
- Soda bottle oil & vinegar dispensers (http://pinterest.com/pin/2337323/)
- Cuff bracelets (pom pom-type, and http://pinterest.com/pin/2412004/)
- Shirt/sweater recons (such as http://pinterest.com/pin/2412490/, http://pinterest.com/pin/2412535/)
- Ruffled fabric scarf (http://pinterest.com/pin/2387329/)
- Rosette hairband (http://pinterest.com/pin/2224495/)
- Sparkly shoes (http://pinterest.com/pin/2201895/)
- Crafting journal (because I can never remember all the projects I want to start)
- Frankie Stein doll
- Cloth napkins
- More hair bows (large, puffy, etc.)
- Travel knitting bag (sling-type, hip area)
- Knit sampler squares afghan
- Knit washcloth
- Jute rug
- Tile coasters (http://pinterest.com/pin/2771742/)
- Eyeglass case (inspired by http://bit.ly/fniagc)
- DDPQE cross stitch
- Embroidered children's book cover (http://pinterest.com/pin/2879228/)
- Zune sleeve
- Kitchen towels
- JtHM embroidery
- Knit and sewn fingerless gloves for me
- Tarot spread cloth
- Knit throw pillow
- Beaded eyeglass chain


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 22, 2010 01:49:48 PM
I love that page that shows all the inspirations! Can a person join that and is it easy?  I like it better than wisting!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on December 22, 2010 02:20:42 PM
I love that page that shows all the inspirations! Can a person join that and is it easy?  I like it better than wisting!

I'm not sure if it's still in closed beta or not, but if you pm me your email I can send you an invite  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rackycoo on December 22, 2010 02:25:16 PM
redflags, I requested an invitation on the Pinterests site (just now) and it said I was on the list. Is that going to work, or does a member actually have to invite me?


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on December 22, 2010 02:31:56 PM
I just requested an invite and quickly got an email saying that I am on the waiting list  :)  Hopefully the wait will not be nearly as long as the one for Ravelry was  :P


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 22, 2010 02:36:12 PM
oh--it said I was on a list, too...guess I will be getting an email soon! :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TroubleT on December 22, 2010 02:41:06 PM
I love the word oeufling! I'm such a language geek. lol

Racky, is that The DotD shrine I'm thinking of??? :D

I can't wait to stencil some tees! I'm going to do several for myself after New Years. Whee!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rackycoo on December 22, 2010 02:41:57 PM
Yes, T, you are on my list.  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TroubleT on December 22, 2010 02:42:50 PM
I'm on the Racky List! Yeah!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: kunoni on December 22, 2010 02:46:04 PM
I requested an invite too. No Idea what the site does, but it seems like fun!

Meanwhile... I've started my crafts. I made one felted soap. I used a completely different technique than in the felted soap tutorial, because I tend to fail at wet felting, but like this all the pieces were very strongly held together before, so the wet felting was just to make it more blended and such

Would anyone like a tutorial on it?
It would probably be useful for all you knitters/crocheters who use wool yarn
(mwa ha ha)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TroubleT on December 22, 2010 02:49:10 PM
Oh, racky, I can't wait to see your altered altoid tute! :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on December 22, 2010 04:05:26 PM
It takes anywhere from a couple days to a week or so to get an invite from the site. I have 9 more to give out, so anyone who doesn't want to wait to join can pm me their email addy and I'll send an invite  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: SecretAgentStarchild on December 22, 2010 08:42:30 PM
Ohhhh! This thread seems very inspiring! I have a LOT of trouble making stuff for myself - I only seem to get motivated to finish crafting when they are gifts for other people. Maybe this will help!

1)   Memory Boxes
2)   Make candles
3)   Make my own incense
4)   10 pages in my art journal
5)   Bird feeders
6)   Learn to crochet (make a tam).
7)   Dye my own fabrics
8 )   Make some pixie clothes
9)   Gypsy windchimes
10)   Paint a picture
11)   Make a cute craft apron
12)   And a sewing machine cover
13)   Patchwork pants!
14)   Make soap
15)   Make an ATC display book
16)   Make some altar clothes
17)   Make a dinosaur hoodie
18)   Decorate clothespins
19)   Make a poppet
20)   Recipe book!
21)   Make plant markers for garden
22)   Resin casted jewelry!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: kunoni on December 22, 2010 08:53:28 PM
Your list seems so fun. What are pixie clothes?


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: SecretAgentStarchild on December 22, 2010 09:20:43 PM
Pixie clothes are just clothes inspired by faerie-pixie fashions, which I lovelovelove! Fractal Wings (http://www.etsy.com/people/FractalWings?ref=ls_profile) on Etsy is a good example of some pixie clothes. Another favorite is ElvenForestCreations (http://www.etsy.com/shop/ElvenForestCreations?ref=pr_shop), and a third example is Intergalactic Apparel (http://www.etsy.com/shop/IntergalacticApparel?ref=seller_info).

Those are some of my favorite faerie-pixie cloth inspirations! I have some neat ideas running in my head, so I hope to actually try my hand at some patterns and see if I can make some original stuff for myself!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: kunoni on December 22, 2010 09:25:51 PM
They are gorgeous! Definitely would love to see your rendition of them.

Almost done my list. I have a few long-term projects on there.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: katara on December 23, 2010 01:59:56 AM
I'm on holiday at the coast, but the weather isn't great so I'm working on my monkey blanket  :)

http://www.caron.com/projects/ss/ss_monkey_blanket.html (http://www.caron.com/projects/ss/ss_monkey_blanket.html)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on December 23, 2010 04:24:03 AM
I'm on holiday at the coast, but the weather isn't great so I'm working on my monkey blanket  :)

http://www.caron.com/projects/ss/ss_monkey_blanket.html (http://www.caron.com/projects/ss/ss_monkey_blanket.html)



Do you know who designed said monkey blanket?   ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 23, 2010 05:44:15 AM
I saw your name immediately on that blanket!  I bet it is popular--so cute, D!

Can't wait to see your monkey blanket, katara!

Welcome SecretAgentStarchild!  Such a nice list and yes, it helps to have a list, especially to make things for yourself!

The clothing is very artistic!  Reminds me a bit of the gibbous clothing I have seen on the clothing boards--so textural and primitive (although the gibbous stuff seems more cluttered to me--like everything from granny's crochet tablecloth to hair ribbons are used! ;D)  I would love to see what you make for yourself!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lafemmefatale on December 23, 2010 08:57:10 AM
redflags, I love those sweater boots!!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: llisaredd on December 23, 2010 01:34:25 PM
I rounded out my list (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.130;) with things for next Christmas. A star topper for the tree, and a new nativity to be exact :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lafemmefatale on December 23, 2010 02:04:22 PM
Hmm... My list will always change but now I've gotten some inspiration and there are a few things I want to try.  I'm going to try to keep mine small so as not to overwhelm myself. (I was trying not to even make a list until my grad school apps are in on Jan 5th but... I need a break from this stress)...

1. Set up a craft area in my new house
2. Rainbow Rapunzel scarf (for Rachel's xmas present)
3. Learn to double crochet
4. Try those adorable sweater boots that redflags has on her list
5. Earcuff (for me)
6. Make a piece of furniture [url=https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=249299.0]https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=367748.0/url]
7. Make ruffly scarf [url=https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=287996.0]https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=287996.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=367748.0/url)
8. Polymer Clay Earrings (for etsy and me) http://www.etsy.com/listing/62983413/metallic-silver-polymer-clay-star?ref=fp_treasury_4 (http://www.etsy.com/listing/62983413/metallic-silver-polymer-clay-star?ref=fp_treasury_4)
9. Mustache Pint Glasses (for my male friends) http://www.etsy.com/listing/62202711/moustache-pint-glasses-variety-of-colors?ref=v1_other_1 (http://www.etsy.com/listing/62202711/moustache-pint-glasses-variety-of-colors?ref=v1_other_1)
10. Homemade cloth napkins (for my home)
11. Swap item #1
12. Swap item #2
13. Swap item #3
14. Flower clips for roommate!
15. Flower clips for me!
16. First ever ATCs
17. First ever Inchies
18. First ever Dotee
19. Baking for the first time (Scones)



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lafemmefatale on December 23, 2010 04:52:28 PM
Hey guys! In case you are freaking out about what to do for Christmas and you procrastinated... I want to share the two projects I'm doing tomorrow. :)

http://aweekfromthursday.wordpress.com/2010/12/20/make-your-own-sugar-body-scrub/#comment-73 for the ladies

and...
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=365519.0 for the guys.

Great hostess gifts too.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 23, 2010 05:38:44 PM
What wonderful projects!  I can't believe I actually have all of the ingredients to make the sugar scrub!!  I think one of my girlfriends is going to get a surprise gift at her open house tomorrow night!  Thanks!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rlynn on December 23, 2010 07:07:46 PM
Okay...so the idea of only including items made for me or people in my real life is highly unrealistic given that I'm in a full time PhD program as well as busy raising a very young child.  Heh...so swap items are now to be included.  ;)

1. Wee wonderfuls doll with outfit - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=504224)
2. new cloth seat for Aria's toy umbrella stroller completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=420017)
3. rainbow tutu for Aria - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=484324)
4. Dragon for Personal swap completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=449227)
5. Wedding gift for Dagny - Wedding Banner - Completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=484322)
6. Terribly Important Felt Crown - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=484404)
7. Official hand carved stamp - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=484408)
8. Terribly Important Scepter - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=484411)
9. Kitchen towels - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=484397)
10. Owl Pillow - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=484402)
11. crafty skull necklace - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=484401)
12. pacman necklace - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=484400)
13. Faux Leather headbands - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=484399)
14. Birdsnest necklace for OWS - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=485268)
15. kitty mug rug for OWS - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=485784)
16. fabric banner for OWS - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=486889)
17. surprise (Andipose stuffie) for OWS - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=487314)
18. Momma shirt to little girl skirt - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=485778)
19. Momma shirt into little girl dress - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=485777)
20. Stenciled flour sack towels for Luckdragon - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=487315)
21. car trash bag - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=489992)
22. scrappy fabric cuff - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=489991)
23. dino stuffie - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=491240)
24. denim whale stuffie - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=491239)
25. playdough for consignment shop - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=491241)
26. Ponyo dress with bloomers and felt ham - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=493179)
27. House slippers for pinterest swap - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=493563)
28.lemon towels for Carolyn - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=493564)
29. Woodgrain heart hoop - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=496938)
30. Plastic bag holder - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=494321)
31. Ninni Doll - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=495270)
32. Plastic bag holder - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=494326)
33. scrappy cuff - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=494323)
34. scrappy flower brooch - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=494322)
35. Infinity Scarf for Swap partner - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=503617)
36. Infinity Scarf for ME! - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=503616)
37. Fabric slippers - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=503612)
38. Birdie Earrings - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=503615)
39. Fabric Grocery Bag - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=502920)
40. Knitting Stitch Markers - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=502917)
41. Little Bear - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=502919)
42. Felt bird Ornament - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=502918)
43. Felt bird Ornament - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=503613)
44. Scrappy cuffs - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=500113)
45. Little owl ornaments - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=500111)
44. House ornament - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=503614)
45. Skirt from bedsheet - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=503618)
46. Pirates in a box - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=500540)
47. Turtle stuffie - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=502922)
48. Birds nest necklace - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=504228)
49. small zippy wallet - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=504233)
50. wall art (James) - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=504234)
51. long line of kids - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=504229)
52. steampunk necklace - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=504226)
53. mom birdie necklace - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=504572)
54. lavender sachets - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=504230)
55. leaf earrings - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=504570)
56. padded zip bag - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=504236)
57. mother necklace - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=504227)
58. scarf - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=505282)
59. camera strap - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=505281)
60. star wars art - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=504569)
61. pork cuts - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=504235)
62. magic magnets - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=504574)
63. bendy fairies - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=505283)
64. train wallet rollup - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=504571)
65. and 66. padded zip up bags - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=504231)
67. leather keyring - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=504232)
68. skully applique hoodie - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=504225)
69. bird plaques - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=505280)
70. monster stuffie - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=505279)
71. fabric sun - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=504573)
72. wrap shirt - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=504841)
73. knit skirt/dress - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=504839)
74. knit skirt - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=505046)
75. tunic for Aria - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=505044)
76. Aria cinched pants - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=505043)
77. gray wide leg pants for Aria - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=505196)
78. skinny jeans for Aria - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=505204)
79. pink tunic for Aria - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=505195)
80. Pacman art for Derek - completed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=505278)








Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: DizzerSpinninRound on December 23, 2010 11:00:40 PM
 finished something else on my list! I made a cardigan from a simplicity pattern, I'll post pictures later, probably sunday. It took forever because i kept having to take breaks with kiddo::) I love how it turned out, even if my preggo body couldn't handle all of the time spent cutting on the floor and sewing in an uncomfortable chair.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: sarah-beth on December 25, 2010 09:41:51 AM
I cant think of 50 yet but here is my list so far

1. Create a craft space in my barracks room
2. Knit a Scarf
3. Make a terrarium
4. Make a name tag for my stethoscope
5. Make a windowsill garden
6. Make an embroidery piece
7. Make inchies
8. Make scrap book for the BF
9. Make news sew blankets & send to Afghanistan
10. Get my/a sewing machine and make a patchwork skirt
11. Make a shadow box
12. learn to crochet
13 . Make a crochet stuffie
14. make a fabric stuffie
15. Participate in a swap
16. Quilt a baby blanket
17. Make a baby Beanie/hat
18. Brag book for mom
19. Alter a book
20. Make new curtains
21. Make curtain tiebacks
22. Make something with polymer clay.
23. Make something with a mustache theme.( because mustaches never go out of style)
24. Make a lino block print


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on December 25, 2010 10:18:14 AM
Dizzer- That's awesome, hope to see some pics soon! Time to give yourself some much needed rest  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TroubleT on December 25, 2010 10:22:01 AM
I got a couple of books from Santa that will help finish things on my list.  ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ffrogg526 on December 25, 2010 10:57:36 AM
I've updated my list a bit.  I'm still thinking about what I want to put on it and I'm reusing some things from last year since that didn't come anywhere close to being finished.

Purple  = started
Orange = finished

1. Sketchbook Project Completed 1/11/11
2. Shrug for Mamie (getting paid for) Completed 12/30/2010
3. Sweater for significant other from the book he bought me.
4. Knitting cables.  Completed 2/16/2011  I'll do this again!  But the first try is complete!
5. Set up my Etsy Shop – Madame Pungalouix, Etc.!  Finished sometime in early May!
6. Skirts for my Renaissance Festival costume.
7. Chemise for my Renaissance Festival costume.
8. Design a Celtic tapestry crochet piece.
9. Make the Celtic tapestry crochet piece.
10. Faux stained glass triptych & stand alone.
11. Crochet a shrug for the significant other’s mom. Completed 1/12/11
12. Learn how to do entrelanc.
13. Crocheted bicycle cape.  something like this (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=316950.0)
14. Make the crocheted infinity wrap from Interweave Crochet.
15. Organize all my yarn!  Boxes instead of bags!
16. Holiday Stockings for myself and Zach.
17. Knit a cowl for myself with purple bulky yarn from stash!
18. Turn a window into either wall art or a table!
19. Refinish the white chest of drawers.
20. Use up a chunk of my stash! I don’t think I’m going to buy craft supplies unless they’re for a specific project that I’m actively working on.
21. Finish the Hexagon afghan!  I have a shawl sized chunk done because I thought it might be a shawl but I decided it really wants to be an afghan.
22. Knit something in the round that DOESN'T turn into a mobius!  ::)
23. Make some new Polymer clay projects using Christi Friesen books for inspiration!
24. Embroidered Celtic Cross Wall Art for Zach. Completed 1/11/11
25. Phi Sigma Pi T-Shirt quilt!
26. Hairsticks – I have 4 that I bought at the Renaissance Festival and I LOVE them.  I want to make more with my own dangle-bobs on the ends!
27. Musical quilt.
28. Polymer Clay picture frames.
29. Black knitted scarf for a co-worker. Completed 2/16/2011
30. Start an embroidered hoopla wall!
31. PIF 2011 project for Aunt Shelia - scarf Completed July 5
32. PIF 2011 project for Claire-bear - earrings
33. PIF 2011 project for Mona -personalized Doodle Hoop!
34. PIF 2011 project for Jenny - scarf or hat
35. PIF 2011 project for Mike - Chemistry compound embroidery hoop - not sure what just yet.
36. Star Afghan for swap Completed 1/29/2011
37. Crocheted fingerless gloves and mittens  Completed randomly over a week or so
38.  Couple of Hoopla frames for a swap Completed 2/27/2011 and 1/1/2011 But I only remembered to take a picture of one of them! ACK!
39.  Experiment with different risotto recipes!  This one is kind of on-going!
40.  Embroidery diptych for swap!  Completed 3/20/2011  
41. Embroidery piece for Allegra - Something Buddist related
42. Learn to spin using a drop spindle.
43. Patchwork rainbow skirt. Completed July 21, 2011
44. Purple skirt for one of my studentsCompleted 6/2/2011
45. Green knit bolero jacket to match new sleeveless dress!
46. Gored skirt in a print, brown, rust and gold.
47. Green/Black Batik skirt
48. Geometric/zig zag shawl (purple, lime, gold and rust)
49. Sock Monkey for Zach.
50. Greenman hoop for Troublet.  Completed July 15, 2011
51. Polymer clay Steampunk cross for Zach. Completed July 13, 2011
52. Embroidered Hamsa Hand for Zach.
53. Crocheted Jesus for Zach.
54. Steampunk M for Melladh in the Hoopla Swap R5!Completed in June - Don't remember the date!
55. Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Completed July 28
56. Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Completed July 31
57. Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap
58. Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap
59. Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap
60. Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap
61. Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap
62. Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap
63. Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap
64. Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap
65. Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap
66. Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap
67. Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap
68. Hoopla Round 6 Swap


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: anitacj on December 25, 2010 12:00:37 PM
Have lots of ideas.But I don't do lists  :-\.If it gets done meh :-\.It also depends on the mood I'm in.And that results in the craft I do. :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: kunoni on December 25, 2010 01:00:13 PM
I went back and deleted my list.
I have this messed-up conscience that if there's a date when something's "due", then I have to do it right NOW. My brain doesn't let me enjoy things, are just my day unless I finish it. This list was sitting on my mind ALL the time, even when I slept. I couldn't enjoy anything! So I went back and I deleted my list. I now feel much better. If the projects get done, They'll be done. If not, then not.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TroubleT on December 25, 2010 03:35:55 PM
So how does this thread work? Do we post the finished project only here or in the appropriate board with a link here?


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ffrogg526 on December 25, 2010 08:13:49 PM
So how does this thread work? Do we post the finished project only here or in the appropriate board with a link here?

If I remember correctly from last year, its really however you want to do it for yourself.  Some people post links to the appropriate area of craftster where they posted their project, some people post their projects twice and some people just post them here I think. Personally, I think it makes more sense to post your project in its appropriate category then post a link to it here.  But like I said, that's just my opinion.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: kunoni on December 25, 2010 09:39:00 PM
Some post the project in it's own thread, but add a thumbnail and a link on their list, and copy just the part that you did into a new post. For example, say I finish this:

12. a fire person

I would make it's thread. Then on my list I would go:

1. a green blob
2. a green blob
3. a green blob
4. a green blob
5. a green blob
6. a green blob
7. a green blob
8. a green blob
9. a green blob
10. a green blob
11. a green blob
12. a fire person  thread is here (http://mylittlegreenblobproject.blob.green.com)
13. a green blob
14. a green blob
15. a green blob
16. a green blob
(etc)

and in a new reply to this thread I would go:

10. a green blob
11. a green blob
12.- a fire person  thread is here (http://mylittlegreenblobproject.blob.green.com)
13. a green blob

Hope I helped.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: pinkricepudding on December 25, 2010 10:17:05 PM
I'll update this later, but here goes nothing:
1. 10 Starbooks
2. Learn to Knit
3. Knit scarf
4. Knit hat
5. Learn to Crochet
6. Crochet an amiguruni
7. Make a small sized terrarium
8. Learn to Make Soap
9. Make Candles with globes like https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=294283.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=294283.0)
10. Work Weekly on an Altered Journal
11. Make a fixture from which to hang bags and scarfs and whatnot.
12. Learn to use my sewing machine properly.
13. Sew a purse
14. Make a skirt
15. Learn to embroider
16. Make a wallet for my younger brother and sister
17. Make a custom purse for my mother
18. Make 20 ATCs
19. 3 Leather cuffs with a floral design
20. At least 10 Original Photography photo-shots for my portfolio
21. Make this http://curiouslycrafty.wordpress.com/milinery/ (http://curiouslycrafty.wordpress.com/milinery/) hat.
22. Make a mouse toy for my nephew.
23. Dog biscuits for my puppies.
24. cat scratcher for the cats
25. Christmas Presents for about 20 people


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: ghilie on December 26, 2010 08:36:19 AM
Hello, it's the 26th, so I'll just pretend it's 2011 and check one of the things off my list.

5. Make a holder for my coffee mug so I can attach it to my backpack



This coffee mug allows me to get refills for .99, instead of buying a coffee for nearly $2. Plus, it has the same flowers as my backpack, so how could I resist?  The problem is WAS that after I drank my delicious coffee, I had to carry around an empty mug all day.  No longer!  Now the net carrying bag attaches with the D-ring that came on my backpack.  pretty sweet!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 26, 2010 09:11:36 AM
Troublet--in the craftalongs, you can link to the thread if you posted it..like a crochet project...I do not always post my projects separatly in the other boards if it is pretty boring, like a scarf made just like the ones I make over and over :D...I like the idea of posting thumbnails onto my list for myself and regular pics on the board...

I get confused about what projects are new when people post their entire list over and over unless they highlight it somehow, but we are pretty loose in this thread...

I am making a new rule, however:  No whining allowed about what you DO NOT DO... :D...we want to see what is done, accomplished, finished, etc. This board has been great because everyone is inspiring, encouraging, uplifting...I will be deleting any posts that carry a negative tone, ok?

yeah, yeah--we all have our slumpy moods when the crafting mojo leaves us and that is OK...just not post after post of why you are not crafting anything! Get going and just do it! :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 26, 2010 09:41:23 AM
I went back and deleted my list.
I have this messed-up conscience that if there's a date when something's "due", then I have to do it right NOW. My brain doesn't let me enjoy things, are just my day unless I finish it. This list was sitting on my mind ALL the time, even when I slept. I couldn't enjoy anything! So I went back and I deleted my list. I now feel much better. If the projects get done, They'll be done. If not, then not.

You don't need a list if it is going to work against you!  The goal is just to have something tangible to reach for!  Some people find it a challenge and motivating while others find it deflating and too much pressure!  Whatever works for you!  The idea is to craft a lot and show off your goodies because we all love pics! :D

I wonder how many projects will show up January 1st from everyone who could not wait to get started for 2011? ;) ha ha

oh ghilie--great start!! I love it when a solution to an everyday hassle is solved by being able to craft for yourself!  Nice job matching it to your bag as well!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 26, 2010 10:00:16 AM


I wonder how many projects will show up January 1st from everyone who could not wait to get started for 2011? ;) ha ha


I could already be guilty of this.

Ghillie, I love the orange color! What a great idea! :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 26, 2010 10:01:16 AM
ha ha I might also be speaking from guilt... :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 26, 2010 10:04:07 AM
Hehe. Well, you know, if we're not allowed to mope about not doing anything, then it's only fair I don't get penalized for feeling energized and starting early.  Besides, I'm all about seizing the day!   :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TroubleT on December 26, 2010 10:09:40 AM
I would be one of those people too always and lapoli! :)

Only my reason is to maintain a link to my sanity rather than an extreme urge to jump into crafting. LOL


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 26, 2010 10:14:56 AM
It's always us mods causing trouble....  :o


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: ghilie on December 26, 2010 10:22:48 AM
So then, would it be okay to put my butt on my crafting list?  Seems to have gotten too big, and I might pay attention to it if it's on the list.   :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on December 26, 2010 10:46:54 AM
That's a great idea!  Also, someone gave me a few 'D' rings, but I didn't know what they were called or what they were used for...now I know!   :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 26, 2010 11:18:39 AM
Ooh! I wanted to mention before I forgot:  I saw a lot of people have "learn to knit" on their crafty lists.  I'm certainly not an expert, but if anyone ever has questions, feel free to message me--I'd be happy to help as much as I can.  I've got a webcam, too, so failing bad descriptions, I could always make videos. :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: solarray on December 26, 2010 12:43:10 PM
i'm so glad this was already up when i started looking today so that i didn't have to remember to keep coming back to look for one. i only got halfway through my list last year. i really need to knock some of this stuff out it keeps reappearing year after year.

finished
started

1. quilt for mom
2. school picture scrapbook pages
3. sew trim on a denim skirt
4. place new skirt on etsy
5. halloween penny woolie
6. tropical quilt
7. sugar plum fairy stocking
8. santa stocking
9. family tree scrapbook pages
10. grandparents memory box
11. rug
12. bench cushion for neighbor
13. surfing quilt
14. tia dalma costume
15. cat embrodiary for mil
16. xmas exploding boxs
17. sons 5th bday scrapbook pages
18. halloween quilt
19. reface kitchen cabinets
20. table for backyard
21. take doors off and paint china cabinet
22. family tree canvas
23. project life
24. paint back porch
25. halloween mobile
26. black skirt
27. sand and paint bookcase
28. baby blanket for friend


thats all for now

here's to a productive year of crafting! ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 26, 2010 02:36:42 PM
I am cheating a bit by making a whole bunch of project bags...I think I know at least one person who could use a few project bags for knitting... :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Quasi_one on December 26, 2010 03:22:15 PM
I can't wait to get started on my list. I've left room for adding things later on as I get inspired.

1. Scrabble pillows
2. bath bombs
3. denim rag rug (recycled jeans)
4 .laughing budha bookends
5. polymer clay bangle
6. polymer clay box for recipe cards
7."together in paris" quilt cover
8. scoodie
9. polymer clay mancala board
10. recycled sweater to felted bowl
11. recycled sweater to jacket
12. terrarium
13. wine cork pin board (haven't decided wether to buy these or drink myself silly to collect them  ;) 
14. polymer clay ninja stars magnets
15. scrabble tile magnets
16. summer top made from recycled and dyed lace
17. t-shirt lap quilt
18. quilt for charity
19. half apron
20. recyled lace into shawl
21. braided wool shawl
22. harry potter inspired t-shirt
23. stargate inspired t-shirt
24. finish epiphyllun photo quilt cover
25. recycle seater to mittens
26. tulip skirt
27. gypsy costume for halloween
28. 20 small photo frames with black and white family photos to form heart shape "wall art"
29. monster toy
30. domino tile pendants (christmas presents)
31. monster slippers
32. vintage mirror recycled into tray
33. christmas basket for charity
34. cussion for hope chest
35. dinosaur hoodie
36. ruffled sweater scarf
37. spoon ring
38. safety pin angels wing messenger bag
39. revamp vintage suitcase for books storage (if i can get my hands one)
40. christmas stockings
41. dirty dancing themed project
42. felt scarf with pockets and wheat bags to fit inside pockets for my nanna.
43.
44.
45.
46.
47.
48.
49.
50. new years dress.

well not so much space as I thought of more as I was writting this.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: MommyTheMaid on December 26, 2010 03:32:44 PM
I have been thinking about this for weeks!!  I know I did 50 projects last year total, but only a few were actually on my list and I never kept track.  Hopefully 2011 will be better :D


1.  Finish Sun Bonnet Sue Quilt -UFO
2.  Christmas Sun Bonnet Sue Quilt
3.  table cover playhouse
4.  Troy's Truck Quilt
5.  Mermaid Quilt
6.  finish skullie apron
7.  Attempt Spinning
8.  Word Burned Plaque
9.  Leotard for Athena -UFO
10. Riding jacket for Alex
11. Fairy Afghan
12. Dr Who Scarf -UFO
13. Clean Out and Re-org the craft room
link - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369774.0
14. tractor shaped tissue holder
15. creepy dolls
16. Fleece Blanket for Troy
17. Tic Tac Toe game
18. snack baggies

19. Alice Doll
20. fleece jammies for littles
21. lunch bag
22. Ami robot girl - UFO
23. ami robot boy
24. Knit Sheldon
25. Sheldon Pirate Shell
26. Flame Pants for Troy - UFO
27. Cross Stitch something
28. Doofensmirtz Poppet
29. Christmas Stockings for family
30. fingerless mittens with flap for me
31. etch or paint pint glasses
32. DS case for Troy
33. place mats
34. mug rugs
35. Dotee Dolls
36. fun fur scarf
37. Love Banner Garland
38.
39.
40.
41. Halloween quilt
42. starghan
43. 100 scrap book pages  10 /100
44. make 12 kinds of cupcakes 2/12
45. Try one new recipe a month 1/12
46. black and white sweater coat for me
47. Birthday Banner
48. sturdy fabric buckets for toy cars
49. finish felt board - UFO
50. dead bunny slippers for me


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 26, 2010 04:27:37 PM
I'm still adding to my list (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4305572#msg4305572):

39.  Socks for Mom
40.  Fingerless Gloves for the postman
41.  "Something" for my husband (he has yet to decide  ::))
42.  Phat Fiber Samples for February
43.  January Podcast

C'mon 2011!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: DncingDreamer on December 26, 2010 05:10:34 PM
Definitely joining this year so I can work on getting some birthday and Christmas items out of the way early. A lot of what I have so far are WIPs but they count because they're not finished, right? Right! haha

On a mini crafting hiatus because of Christmas Crafting Freakout, so I think I'll spend the first few weeks of 2011 getting a list and some supplies together (Thank you Christmas gift cards! Michaels & Joanne's - YAY!).

So far:

1)Blue dress (pattern pieces cut out of bottom fabric layer)
2)YoYo Blanket for Kris (half made; End of Sept.)
3)Recipe scrapbook for Mom (gave half-finished for Christmas)
4)Pretty dishwashing gloves
5)Thread catcher bag
6)Bag for felted dryer balls
7)More felted dryer balls
8 )Viking Knit wire hoop earrings for Erin (mid Sept.)
9)Christmas cards (Yeah...didn't finish that this year haha)
10)Birthday cards
11)Anniversary cards
12)Fabric bowl
13)Rag rug
14)Felt bead necklace
15)Sailor's knot rug
16)Potato & onion bags
17)Flower seed paper
18 )Zipper brooches
19)Princess pillow for Savannah
20)Fingerless fleece gloves
21)No sew t-shirt skirt
22)Notepads (magnet and no magnet)
23)Bill folder for door
24)Convertible/Infinity dress
25)Zipper earbuds
26)Crazy quilt pillow (Needs to be sewn and stuffed)
27)rework black/gray dress
28 ) KitKat ornament
29)black seed bead loop earrings
30) something with that blank canvas that’s been kicking around
31)cassette change purse
32)paper beads
33)star hook
34)refinish shelf with rung for quilt
35)beadpoint
36)modge podge screenprint
37)earmuff headphones
38 )“gift box”
39)card organizer
40)bra
41)bra cushions (to deal with evil fitting bras)
42)clay beads (fimo)
43)use Yankee Candle tarts that are kicking around to make bigger candles


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ffrogg526 on December 26, 2010 05:38:35 PM
So - I only have 15 or so projects on my list currently.....  At least two of them are started alread.  The sketchbook project and the shrug I'm getting paid to crochet for someone else.  Does count as started if you bought the yarn for your significant other's sweater and just haven't put it on the needles yet because you forgot to measure him when he was here in early December?  ;)

Another project on my list is to start my own Etsy store...  I continually give this quite a bit of thought....  and I find that its kind of sad that the biggest thing stopping me - is coming up with a name for my store!   ::)

So - I hope y'all don't mind but I'm going to ask for your help!  :-\  I've read all the threads on Craftster about Etsy and I've been through HUNDREDS of Etsy pages already...  I just can't come up with something that sounds good and really fits me.  After typing that, asking for your help doesn't seem very logical does it?  Oh well.  I've thought about calling my store The Usual Twist but my family looked at me like "what in the hell is that?"  I'm going to be knitting and crocheting scarves, shawls, shrugs, and probably bags.  I'll probably also be making shawl pins (beaded and polymer clay).  Does anyone have any advice for me?  I'd really appreciate it!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TroubleT on December 26, 2010 05:41:06 PM
I like The Usual Twist Ffrogg!

I've been toying around with starting an Etsy. I already know what I want in my shop. I just need to jump into crafting so I can open the shop. :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: kunoni on December 26, 2010 06:55:47 PM
kooky interlocks?
 Best ask this question on this board:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=231.0


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on December 26, 2010 07:33:44 PM
Sorry to be MiA for awhile...hope everyone had a spiffy HoLiDaY!! =]
Now to keep an eye on the New Year...It's coming!!  =]  And I HoPe WIPS are allowed...I have plenty on my list!! 


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: DizzerSpinninRound on December 26, 2010 09:14:51 PM
I made myself a cardigan from my list, just gotta take some pictures ;) Also started making a super last minute (like Christmas Eve last minute) Christmas gift of a monster neck pillow for my kiddo Azzy, but got too tired to finish, so I need to finish that. Tomorrow is going to be a busy day, so who knows if I will be able to squeeze any crafting in:P


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: kunoni on December 26, 2010 10:02:40 PM
That's a great idea!  Also, someone gave me a few 'D' rings, but I didn't know what they were called or what they were used for...now I know!   :D

Just in case you were curious, those aren't actually d-rings. D-rings look like this:
http://www.u-handbag.com/images/Nickel-D-Rings-1r.jpg

those are actually called carabiners
http://www.gearexpress.biz/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/bd%20positron.jpg
here's an image^^


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: ghilie on December 27, 2010 05:29:12 AM
That's a great idea!  Also, someone gave me a few 'D' rings, but I didn't know what they were called or what they were used for...now I know!   :D

Just in case you were curious, those aren't actually d-rings. D-rings look like this:
http://www.u-handbag.com/images/Nickel-D-Rings-1r.jpg

those are actually called carabiners
http://www.gearexpress.biz/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/bd%20positron.jpg
here's an image^^

ah, good to know. 


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 27, 2010 05:52:35 AM
talking about hardware...I plan on making quite a few purses and aprons this year...I found that D rings and all sorts of other hardware can be found for cheaper at the hardware store!  My local Ace Hardware now stocks all those things for me...I use smaller D rings to make adjustable apron ties...

I also get cogs and weird little things for altered art...

Dang--I finished one thing off my list so I will add it to last year and then add another item to my 2011 list :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rlynn on December 27, 2010 09:49:56 AM
Changed up my list again.  I decided on wings for all 3 toddlers' birthdays. Now I'm off to find a tutorial since I need to work on those next month.  



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: luckdragon on December 27, 2010 12:41:51 PM
I want to join again this year! My progress on last year's list was abysmal :(  I like the idea of coming up with mini-lists by month, so that's what I'm going to try.  January list coming soon!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on December 27, 2010 05:05:03 PM
I may be cheating just a wee bit...the projects I have listed for January are items that I am working on in small steps right now.  :o  *looking for the crafting fairy to bust my kneecaps*  ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on December 27, 2010 05:41:58 PM
After 2 years of non-use, I finally pulled out the sewing machine and got it working. This is either very good, or very bad, for my list  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: shan-E-bear on December 27, 2010 06:34:14 PM
I may be cheating just a wee bit...the projects I have listed for January are items that I am working on in small steps right now.  :o  *looking for the crafting fairy to bust my kneecaps*  ;)

Don't worry she's coming!

I'm still scrabbling to finish all of last year's projects looks like only a few will be moving over to this list...but I'm trying really hard to get enough done.

Let's see...
LIST!!

1. learn to crochet more than sc - can now sc, dc, hdc, tr, front and back post, front and back loop - have conquered the dc decrease while there is always more to learn and work on I'm going to consider myself trained!
2. Pumpkin hats for nephews
3. zombie duck -wip
4.infinity shirt- https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=384288 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=384288)
(http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i325/Shanbcrafty/All%20I%20wanna%20be%20is%20crafty/?action=view&current=549be5fd.jpg)
5. curtains for garage...the ones out there are soooo ugly - completed 1-23
6. line curtains in library-will settle for just hemming  :P
7. finish niece/nephew package - completed 2-3  
    -quilt is done
     (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=428269)
    -brainy ball - completed 2-3
     (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=428273)
     *quilt and ball post here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=372208.msg4379819#msg4379819)
    -baby bear hat and mittens set  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=372147.msg4379126#msg4379126) - completed 1-29
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=428128)
8. wedding album - I MUST DO THIS
9. paint upstairs bathroom cabinets - I have a sander and know how to use it! - completed 1-22
10. plaid jacket
11. steel boned corset with busk - transfered from last year...sad
12. teal shantung dress from vogue pattern
13. utility skirt...like a utilitkilt only girlier
14. light weight utilitkilt for the husband
15. baby name quilt for new neice or nephew's first christmas
16. make bread from the awesome book my mom got me
17. sew reusable produce bags - completed for mothers day!
(http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i325/Shanbcrafty/All%20I%20wanna%20be%20is%20crafty/?action=view&current=d7b3ab9b.jpg) (http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i325/Shanbcrafty/All%20I%20wanna%20be%20is%20crafty/?action=view&current=84fd92ee.jpg) (http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i325/Shanbcrafty/All%20I%20wanna%20be%20is%20crafty/?action=view&current=e1b59648.jpg) (http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i325/Shanbcrafty/All%20I%20wanna%20be%20is%20crafty/?action=view&current=9ebeb1d4.jpg)
18. Baby Anna's photo props- completed 9-15 photographed 10-10
(http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i325/Shanbcrafty/?action=view&current=f791ff4d.jpg)
19. Crochet lovers knot shrug - completed 4-15
(http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i325/Shanbcrafty/All%20I%20wanna%20be%20is%20crafty/?action=view&current=18e8805f.jpg)
20. Little needle pouch -completed 4-28
(http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i325/Shanbcrafty/All%20I%20wanna%20be%20is%20crafty/?action=view&current=9ac03f41.png) (http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i325/Shanbcrafty/All%20I%20wanna%20be%20is%20crafty/?action=view&current=0319acc6.png)
21. cloth doll
22. Pumpkin's pumpkin hat - completed 10-6
(http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i325/Shanbcrafty/?action=view&current=1f623165.jpg)
23. build chicken pen and house...YAY!
24. Anna's pumpkin hat
(http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i325/Shanbcrafty/?action=view&current=fd91adde.jpg)
25. Bjork swan dress for sister' Halloween costume
26. Jesus was a zombie shirts
27. install lighting in library
28. ballerina punkin and matching tutu for little miss B - or pirate? will have to ask her grandma - turned out to be just a tutu, waiting on pics
29. authenticish ren faire costume - we want to volunteer this year - made 2!
(http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i325/Shanbcrafty/?action=view&current=c4bf69fd.jpg)
30. bunny hat for littelest nephew for easter -completed March '11
(http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i325/Shanbcrafty/All%20I%20wanna%20be%20is%20crafty/?action=view&current=083be5d2.jpg)
31. Skulls purse - completed 5-14 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=380461.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=380461.0)
(http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i325/Shanbcrafty/All%20I%20wanna%20be%20is%20crafty/?action=view&current=c4dc3bbc.jpg)
32. crochet arm warmers - completed January '11 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369254.msg4340307#msg4340307 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369254.msg4340307#msg4340307)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=420122)
33. crochet slouchy puff hat for mom...she saw mine and coveted!http://www.ravelry.com/projects/shanbcrafty/urban-jungle-crocheted-slouchy-beanie (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/shanbcrafty/urban-jungle-crocheted-slouchy-beanie) - Completed 1-2-11
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=418978)
34. green scarflet for SIL - completed 1-1-11
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=418979)
35. Purple of pink teddy bear for lil miss Jasmine - completed 1-13
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=422340)
36. dodecathingamabobby - completed 1-26 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=371260.msg4367308#msg4367308 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=371260.msg4367308#msg4367308)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=425598)
37. crochet earflap hat
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=420369)
38. Finish name cuddle blankets for little cousins - brought over from last year
39. another slouchy hat for someone else who saw mine! - completed 2-14
40. baby shower invites - jungle themed - done and outta here - completed 1-19
41. nephew's birthday present - completed jan 9th with 3 hours to go till the party!
42. "You don't F with the jellyfish" shirt(s)
43. small project for Bonnie - something Dallas Cowboy themed?
44. small project for Evelyn
45. small project for Mom - fingerless gloves and scarflette  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=375958.msg4434150#msg4434150) - completed 3-18
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=440523) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=440525)
46. small project for Jonny -geisha bot?
47. small project for Annie - bella gloves
48. small project for Michael - bowling pj pants
49. pjs for husband - got fabric on clearance!! $4 pj pants! - completed 3-27
50. DM cloak of killing things - completed 5-14
(http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i325/Shanbcrafty/All%20I%20wanna%20be%20is%20crafty/?action=view&current=3fa4ac46.jpg)
51. velveteen vest (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=376145.0) - completed 3-20
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=441088)
52. Crochet Cabled Scarflette (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=374985.msg4419345#msg4419345) - completed 3-7
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=437226)
53. crochet sock monkey- wip
54. Rush order crocheted and fleece lined baby hat w/ thumbless mittens - completed 1-15
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=422779)
55. fingerless gloves from rescued yarn for shelle  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=371255.msg4367223#msg4367223) - completed 1-26
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=425561)
56. Learn to spin with rescued drop spindle and unspun fleece - first yarn  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=375872.msg4433263#msg4433263) completed 3-18
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=440343)
57. Gold Scarflette for Ruby (Who is in looooove with scarflettes!!)
58. plastic bag keeper for MIL - completed 3-9
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=438224)
59. fabric napkins for SIL - completed April '11
(http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i325/Shanbcrafty/All%20I%20wanna%20be%20is%20crafty/?action=view&current=891eeefe.jpg)
60. baby mittens for new neice/nephew - completed 2-3
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=428131)
61. Dice bag for DM - completed 2-8
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=429589)
62. Beholder http://theanticraft.com/archive/imbolc08/beholder.htm (http://theanticraft.com/archive/imbolc08/beholder.htm)
63. Black n white diamond ridges hat
(http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i325/Shanbcrafty/?action=view&current=3a14d826.jpg)
64. Gift bag for babyshower (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=372343.0) - completed 2-5
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=428592)
65. Suprise ball swap package - completed and shipped!! 2-12
66 & 67. Diaper bag for SIL and matching acessories (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=375170.msg4422202#msg4422202)! - completed 3-7

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=437844)
68. my first amigurumi! a little bird named bob - completed 2-11
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=430063)
69. Placemat for the kitty-snot - completed 3-6
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=436814)
70. Baby tutu!
71. MIL's scarflette
(http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i325/Shanbcrafty/?action=view&current=4c6a786f.jpg)
72. Mail Organizer from this tutorial (http://lillianpearl.blogspot.com/)-wip
73. Plastic bag keeper for cousin - completed 3-19
74. more pajama pants/shorts for oldest nephew - completed 5-14
(http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i325/Shanbcrafty/All%20I%20wanna%20be%20is%20crafty/?action=view&current=229f441b.jpg) (http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i325/Shanbcrafty/All%20I%20wanna%20be%20is%20crafty/?action=view&current=7647ef10.jpg)
75. zombie-bot - completed 3-25
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=442221)
76. cat-bot- completed 3-30
(http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i325/Shanbcrafty/All%20I%20wanna%20be%20is%20crafty/?action=view&current=8465db98.png)
77. giesha bot- completed 5-9
(http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i325/Shanbcrafty/All%20I%20wanna%20be%20is%20crafty/?action=view&current=548c9fbb.jpg)
78. Little red riding hood halloween costume
79. Toddler newsboy cap
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=387234.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=387234.0)
(http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i325/Shanbcrafty/All%20I%20wanna%20be%20is%20crafty/?action=view&current=e4965c0b.jpg)
80. Plaid dress - Completed
(http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i325/Shanbcrafty/All%20I%20wanna%20be%20is%20crafty/?action=view&current=aa14b98b.jpg)
81. Baby bag and mittens for Krystal-completed 7-28
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=387231.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=387231.0)
(http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i325/Shanbcrafty/All%20I%20wanna%20be%20is%20crafty/?action=view&current=e4be0166.jpg) (http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i325/Shanbcrafty/All%20I%20wanna%20be%20is%20crafty/?action=view&current=a603ab88.jpg)
82. Little miss B's bunny hat- completed 4-8
(http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i325/Shanbcrafty/All%20I%20wanna%20be%20is%20crafty/?action=view&current=48e3d0ba.jpg)
83. Ribbed lace bolero - completed 5-2
(http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i325/Shanbcrafty/All%20I%20wanna%20be%20is%20crafty/?action=view&current=a21d8cb3.jpg)
84. Teach Em to sew pajama pants! Yep corrupting another person to the crafty side!- pj pants completed 5-9!
85. Zebra hat test-wip
86. Shelle's birthday present - completed 5-16 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=380627.msg4503544#msg4503544 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=380627.msg4503544#msg4503544)
(http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i325/Shanbcrafty/All%20I%20wanna%20be%20is%20crafty/?action=view&current=e19311bb.jpg)
87. Derby vest
88. Apron for mom's coworker
89. Doggie bandanas for SIL's pups
90. Crochet sack boy - completed 5-16 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=380626.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=380626.0)
(http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i325/Shanbcrafty/All%20I%20wanna%20be%20is%20crafty/?action=view&current=fc84d785.jpg)
91. Batgirl onsie- completed 5-29 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=381729.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=381729.0)
(http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i325/Shanbcrafty/All%20I%20wanna%20be%20is%20crafty/?action=view&current=ba7e9d99.jpg)
92. Ami ant test - completed 5-26
(http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i325/Shanbcrafty/All%20I%20wanna%20be%20is%20crafty/?action=view&current=c432a713.jpg)
93. PX90 panda hat! - completed 5-27
(http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i325/Shanbcrafty/All%20I%20wanna%20be%20is%20crafty/?action=view&current=ec2f369c.jpg)
94. Photo props for Susie-one more I want to do
(http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i325/Shanbcrafty/All%20I%20wanna%20be%20is%20crafty/?action=view&current=635d0055.jpg) (http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i325/Shanbcrafty/All%20I%20wanna%20be%20is%20crafty/?action=view&current=198b6e94.jpg) (http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i325/Shanbcrafty/?action=view&current=5a8ff72a.jpg)
95. Baby bear earflap hat for test- completed 6-3 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=382622.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=382622.0)
(http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i325/Shanbcrafty/All%20I%20wanna%20be%20is%20crafty/?action=view&current=737e7f20.png)
96. Birthday yarn hat
97. Spin "Dear Dazzle in green"
98. Knit! Scarf- wip
99. Godmother's hat
100. Susie's headband
It just keeps growing!!!



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on December 27, 2010 06:42:02 PM
After 2 years of non-use, I finally pulled out the sewing machine and got it working. This is either very good, or very bad, for my list  :D

Making friends with my sewing machine swallowed my list whole.  It is like an avalanche of craftiness that keeps making bigger and bigger rolling snowballs....

My biggest thing is to make friends with the midarm quilting machine on the frame.  I'm going to break down and take a class in January - as soon as it is offered.  That will really get me going but then it might also make more snowballs.....


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: anitacj on December 27, 2010 09:09:28 PM
Hey everyone  :).Hope all have a crafty New Year.And if anyone is cheating it's me.Just finished 1st project for 2011 (even if it's early).Made mom a pair of fuzzy pink fingerless gloves.So I'm 1/50 already  :).


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: RougeRaven on December 27, 2010 10:12:35 PM
I have been lurking for a while so I finally had to join in! So far...

1. Teesha Moore fabric journal cover
2. Zine
3. Journals for etsy
4. Stamps
5. Plastic bag fabric into a tote
6. Complete a project from each of my craft books
7. Polymer clay doll/figure
8. "Care Free" quilt (don't stress wobbly binding or lopsided squares)
9. Handmade paper
10. Paint a vase for myself
11. Paperdoll Fridas with positional joints
12. Send out more Mail Art
13. Frida inchie book
14. Roll up field journal
15. Wooden peg gnomes and fairies for the kids
16. Foam animal targets for the kids' new bows and arrows
17. Make something with my Sublime Stitching patterns
18. Finish Kelly Kilmers A Prompt a Day Workshop from winter 09!
19. Finish Samantha Kira's Wish Journal Workshop
20. Make collage sheets for etsy
21. Doodle on photos with sharpie
22. Add grids to my art journal
23. Design a jewelry box
24. Make a white quilt with black embroidered birds on it
25. Sugar skull punchneedle pillow
26. Collaborate on a doll house with Jacqueline (the girl I nanny)
27. Photo album for Jen
28. Stencil shirts
29. Follow through the daily prompts in my Creative Planner
30. Jeff's Power Ranger quilt
31. Journal for Pam


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: heini on December 28, 2010 02:32:47 AM
I hope this craftalong will help me with destashing. Here's the beginning of my list.

1. Wallet for me
2. Wallet for a friend (Birthday in 8.1.)
3. Shirt for my youngest sister
4. Shirt for me
5. Skirt for my middle sister
6. Skirt for me too
7. Coat for a friend
8. Bibs for my friends' baby
9. Fabric book for the same baby. I'm planning to make appliqued and embroidered animals.
10. At least a hand made card for my middle sister if she graduates in the spring. Maybe a present too.
11. Afghan for my youngest sister. It would be combined Yule and Birthday gift, so I have a whole year to make it.
12. Learn to make sweetened potato casserole


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TroubleT on December 28, 2010 06:20:53 AM
I just came up with 5 more items for my list! :D

My List... (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4318256#msg4318256)

37. make mom a new night cap for next year's Christmas present
38. 1 tutorial for my blog for Spring
39. 1 tutorial for my blog for Summer
40. 1 tutorial for my blog for Fall
41. 1 tutorial for my blog for Winter
42. Open my Etsy shop



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on December 28, 2010 06:51:00 AM
Making friends with my sewing machine swallowed my list whole.  It is like an avalanche of craftiness that keeps making bigger and bigger rolling snowballs....

That's exactly what I was worried about  :D

New additions...

- Finish weaving my scarf
- Finish Marilyn embroidery
- Finish kraken embroidery
- Embroider David a Viking flag
- Potholders/oven mitt
- Sew an apron
- Felt fishing game (inspired by rlynn https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368060.0)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: anitacj on December 28, 2010 07:19:24 AM
One of my main projects is to figure out my [email protected]#$#$ sewing machine.Especially how to thread the thing  ::)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 28, 2010 07:21:06 AM
Troublet--ha ha for #37...

Just a couple more days and I expect to see a flurry of pics...I know I have at least one to post (I am not quite finished so I think it will count for 2011 once I do!) :D

Printed my list and attached it in my notebook for a reminder and also to be able to draw pics and ideas...I like listing websites for supplies, inspiration, etc.

Did you know that last year this craftalong was huge? :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 28, 2010 07:31:30 AM
I wonder if we can outdo the 2010 craftalong?!

I'll have one project to share over the weekend and one that's coming along nicely. 

Always - I love your idea about keeping a notebook with your ideas! It would be a great way, too, to organize your supplies and what you still need so you're not caught roaming around craft stores without a guide! :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 28, 2010 07:38:32 AM
I like to print out patterns I find free from various sites or from Craftster members as well...I also clip pieces of fabric to remind me what I wanted to use for a project...I am totally casual with it---by the end of the year, it is one big fat mess of stuff held together with rubber bands :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 28, 2010 07:39:43 AM
...I am totally casual with it---

Uhm. You sound like the most organized person on the planet.

Heck, I thought I was doing well with two "to-do" lists and a calendar by my keyboard. 


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 28, 2010 07:46:47 AM
I had you fooled then...I am a hot mess, as they say...:D

I have way too many notebooks of stuff...I have tried every organization system there is and have come to terms that a messy notebook is my style... :D

However, I will confess that all my fat quarters and quilting fabrics are organized by color in clear shoeboxes and that is about it! :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ffrogg526 on December 28, 2010 08:04:49 AM
Last year's thread being so big is why I fell so horribly behind and eventually gave up trying to keep track of it.   ::)  I'm sure we can out-do it though since its not technically even 2011 yet and we're up to 29 pages.

I think starting a notebook to keep track of everything I want to do this year would be a great idea.  And mine will probably (like alwaysinmyroom's notebook) be a hot mess.  lol.  Before the end of January I'll be able to cross off at least 3 projects.  The sketchbook will be finished, the shrug I'm getting paid for will be done, and the shrug for my significant other's mom will be done.  Huzzah!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 28, 2010 08:20:49 AM
The trick to not getting overwhelmed by huge threads is to be realistic about not having to read through all the pages...I hit the images button only and then just comment on the things that strike me that day...I love everyone's projects but it would take me way too long to comment on all of them!

Also, be sure to set up your profile for "quick reply"---you can comment immediately---memorize your favorite smileys using keystrokes...it is way quicker when you have lots of threads to monitor!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TroubleT on December 28, 2010 08:42:27 AM
Always, I thought you would get a kick out of my mom's night hat. :) 

I did find a pattern for a granny square night cap but decided against it. Something more fruffy, frilly for mom would be best.

I like the idea of printing and posting my To Do list but I really have nowhere to post it. I put my list on my blog with a special tag so I can pull it up easily.




Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: BethieB on December 28, 2010 09:37:53 AM
I don't know where my original list is, so for right now I'm just going to post here and then reorganize my list into another post...if I get that organized...lol.

8 memory quilts for the grandkids - Tina, Alan, Dena, Travis, Grace, Chance, Kylee and Amya

3 rag dolls for the little girls - Kylee, Grace and Amya

1 Superhero cape for Chancer (because he's an eight year old boy who would not want a rag doll, lol)

All of these projects are out of my mother in law's stash and in memory of her, so they are most important on my list.  I'm going to go search for a rag doll pattern right now and hopefully get started today!  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Aislynn on December 28, 2010 09:39:43 AM
Ooh, I want to play, too!  I craft all year long, but never post my projects, so this will be my motivation to actually take and share pictures!  I've loved reading everybody's lists so far, and Always, I LOVE your notebook idea.  I may have to steal that.

List

Knitting
1. Ribbed scarf w/ crochet edging
2. Knitty's Annis
3-13.  Dishcloths (counted separately because it makes me feel better)
14. Lace scarf for friend

Sewing
15. Purse that I'll actually use 10 yard skirt that I'll DEFINITELY use
16. Green dress
17. Fuschia dress
18. Pencil skirt
19. Dress for my summer Christmas party (Butterick 5455)
20. Blouse from Simplicity pattern
21. Blouse from a different Simplicity pattern
22. Fairy costume for friend
23. Fairy costume for me (maybe)

Misc.
24. Fairy wings for friend
25. Fairy wings for me

Cooking/baking
26. Learn/try three new recipes a month
27. Bake bread
28. Make fudge
29. Make scratch cake
30. Decorate cake "professionally" (or try to)

Crochet
31. Crochet snowflakes

Embroidery
32-40. Embroider felt ornament sets for family/friends (each set counts as 1)

More Misc.
41. Paint wall art
42. Crazy quilt wall hanging
43. Undetermined Ren Fest costume for another friend
44. Cast on for the Aeolian shawl
45. Tampon holder
46. Machine apron
47. Curtains (living room)
48. Curtains (bedroom)
49. Finish WIP: yellow summer top
50. Apron

I can't wait!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 28, 2010 09:46:02 AM
Yay! I am glad you're taking the Aeolian shawl plunge! :D

AND - I totally can't wait to see your fairy costumes!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Aislynn on December 28, 2010 09:57:10 AM
I'm excited for it!  I studied the charts and you're right, it really doesn't seem too tough.  I'm not going to try to finish it for this year, but I already have the yarn, and I definitely want to get it on the needles.

Oh, and you've reminded me that I need to go and post our costumes for LAST season...I really am bad at this...


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: J_Kieviet on December 28, 2010 10:39:11 AM
My current project to get finished before 2011 is to completely clean and organize my craft room, being sick for 2 weeks and only having 3 days to finish Christmas presents, my room is in quite bad shape


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 28, 2010 10:49:42 AM
I hope you're feeling better! Cleaning out the craft room in time to start fresh for 2011 sounds like a great idea! Besides, it's easier to be inspired when everything's in the right place. :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ffrogg526 on December 28, 2010 11:16:43 AM
I think that's one of the things on my list too - to clean out my craft/yarn areas.  Currently the masses of yarn are in bags in the bottom of my closet and they like to attack every time I open the closet.  ::)  I don't know when exactly that'll happen since I'm on my way to Atlanta tonight or tomorrow (not sure which yet) but early on in the new year!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 28, 2010 11:22:42 AM
I'm with you, Ffrogg!!! I had to move all my supplies upstairs to make room upstairs and now I have several bookshelves AND a walk in closet full.  In my defense, however, the only yarn I purchased last year (which was very, VERY minimal!) was for specific swap use--I didn't accumulate any more.  I still feel like I have a ton.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on December 28, 2010 11:30:38 AM
Add me to the list of folks needing to clean and organize their craft room. My husband and our oldest son will be building me a huge organizing unit at the beginning of the month. The jigsaw for that project is coming tomorrow, we just need to get the wood now. I'm not looking forward to tackling Yarn Mountain  :D

Also jumping on the 'learn to use the sewing machine' wagon. Now that I've got it fixed, there's no reason I can't sit down and figure the thing out!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alteredmommy on December 28, 2010 11:35:15 AM
I've had so much fun reading through everyone's lists for 2011 that I forgot to post my own :D

Here goes in no particular order (except for number one!!)

1. Finish my sketchbook (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=353126.msg4355822#msg4355822) for the Sketchbook project's Jan 15 mailing deadline!
2. Make a project journal
3. Make a knitting journal with envelopes for projects and stitchmarkers attached to the spine
4. Make a junk/art journal (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/44010_07Jan11_008.JPG) for.....random cool stuff I find
5. Hip sling bag for my daughter
6. a Teesha Moore style bag for myself
7. selvedge edge quilt
8. knit a shawl...no pattern yet
9. craft room window treatment
10. knit scrappy arm warmers
11. make reusable swiffer wet jet pads (for the velcro model)
12. stencil and sew a gamer pillow for my son's first apartment
13. make the tattered wristlets that have been in my head for months
14. learn to crochet
15. refinish my coffee table
16. finish my craft room re-organization/decorating
17. learn to spin on my wheel
18. felt some elf slippers
19. make resin/paper/wire Christmas ornaments
20. make reconned book page Christmas ornaments
21. make some kind of camera bag
22. knit leg warmers (long and stripey) for me
23. knit a Felicity hat for moira
24. knit a cowl for me
25. knit a hot water bottle cozie (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/44010_07Jan11_007.JPG) for my sister
26. knit a multi directional scarf from Mosaic yarn
27. resin and text necklaces
28. Kindle cover from an old book
29. Sewn Kindle cover
30. Mug rug
31. Make selvedge edge "fabric" for a bag
32. Awesome swap- altered inspiration box
33. the Terribly Important SOB swap- crown, medal and sceptre

34. knit and felt a hobbit house tea cozy for A2K
35. knit 10 Felicity hats over the year for different people
36. made mixed media upcycled jewelry
37. made 10 text necklaces
That is enough to keep me busy for awhile, although I'm sure my crafty ADD will lead to more additions :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 28, 2010 11:38:58 AM
Ooh, I love your list AM!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 28, 2010 11:44:55 AM
I do too!  I see a few things on there I am not even going to add (ie Sketchbook!!!)...too much pressure... :D

I can't wait to start seeing projects appear and lists being crossed off...I am so glad craftingangel started this early so everyone had time to plan before getting started!!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on December 28, 2010 01:14:34 PM
I'm at about 75% on my craft room/office cleanup.  Actually, it's probably a little more than that now, as my mom and I hung up almost all of the artwork I and other craftsters have made that I had stacked around and leaned up in a corner...no more corner leaning, so there's some more free and organized space!  I still have a large plastic tote of fabric and a shopping basket of eBay-ables that haven't sold yet or need to be listed...I may just give up on them if I've tried several times to sell them with no takers....hmmm....


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 28, 2010 02:09:51 PM
I finally packed up all the scarves I made that no one wanted and took them to the homeless shelter...I am sure someone there would want a pink and purple scarf... :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on December 28, 2010 03:24:49 PM
alwaysinmyroom...way to Go!!  I still have the scarves for the mission...they didn't make it in December.  =]  On to making more in the new year!!  :D

My DD is visiting and right in the middle of the crafy area in the basement.  She slept til 3pm today... ;D  Not complaining one bit!!  I've moved the sewing machine upstairs to work on swappy stuff.  I love having her while I can...she'll be in the MiddleEast by March... :'(

I can organize w/a notebook, too!  Great idea! 
I need to stop reading lists...there are some really tempting ideas.... ::)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: soorawn on December 28, 2010 03:26:05 PM
Pink and purple sounds good to me xD

Hey... I did it!  My last project is a success!  At least to me.  I love it.  It is a sock I have designed that has two cuffs.  It is a plain sock, but the double legs mean that if I want to turn the cuff over the boot, my leg is still covered!


If you want to see more pics and some info, here it is:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368281.new#new (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368281.new#new)

I will make the pair of this one when I finish the skirt and the sweater I am making.  I really want to finish them before the end of the year (although, to be realistic, I will have to be happy if I manage to finish the skirt in time).  With those two, I would do my 50!

If I don't... well, I didn't count some things, like some of the hats I knitted last month -because they are all the same model-, or the project bag I carry in my handbag -because it is made with a trial fabric I printed and I didn't sew it; it is held together with hemming tape!  And it holds wonderfully well!
So... I guess I did it in the end.  One way or another, I am very happy.  Thank you all  ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Aislynn on December 28, 2010 03:27:50 PM
Those are awesome!  I love how functional they are, and I bet they'd be super for hiking!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 28, 2010 04:06:08 PM
I love them as well!  I have leg warmers on my new list but these might be more practical!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alteredmommy on December 28, 2010 04:40:42 PM
that is the coolest idea! 


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: RobbieKW on December 28, 2010 05:24:57 PM
I am going to sit back and dream of all... ALL.. the things I have wanted to make, attempt or do creatively.

I think that being I have no plans for New Year's Eve... I will get out my pen and think of all the things I have "hoarded" for a "someday" craft/art project... and get busy!

I recently joined a group that does art journaling. I have been wanting to get back to doing so... and I found a group that does it! yay!

Dare I say, I have other goals that are not "creative specific" that I am setting also. hmmm... I think that pretty little notebook that I have been saving for a special purpose is going to get loved... :)

As soon as I get my list made up, I will share it here... off to start!

RobbieKW


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: mgailp on December 28, 2010 07:37:48 PM
Wow! Great idea.

*Completed

1. Brinson's ornament (maybe I won't be putting the backing on just a couple hours before I give it to him this year, lol.)
2. Dylan's ornament FOCR Coasters
3. Vulcan costume under dress
4. Renaissance ... um ... pocket holder thing (Haven't decided how to design this yet.)
5. Quilt w/ souvenir shirt pieces
6. Bunny Ornament
7. Mouse w/ heart ornament
8. Christmas tree ornament - For Dylan
9. Flower basket sachet
10. Cardinal ornament
11. Mardi Gras napkins
12. DancinInTheDark's Silhouette Candleholders
*13. Bookmark Swap R4 - Alice in Wonderland for kimchery - Images: 1 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=432338) 2 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=432340) 3 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=432341) 4 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=432339)
*14. Bookmark Swap R4 - octopus for SailorGirlBonk - Images: 1 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=432337) (colors are washed out - body is orange & rest in shades of blue
*15. Bookmark Swap R4 - damask music for A2JC4life - Images: (taken by A2JC4life) 1 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=432484) 2 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=432485)
*16. Bookmark Swap R4 - magnetic fairy for Crafty Butterfly - Images: 1 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=432320) 2 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=432324) 3 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=432321)
17. Reading Swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=373245.0) small item 1
18. Reading Swap small item 2
19. Reading Swap small item 3
20. One Tiny Harry Potter Thing R2 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=373013.0)
- 50 TBA

Edits:
12-31-10: lol, I just found a box of random unfinished projects. I think I'll clear them out - #'s 6-11. (It also had a coaster which was less than 20 stitches from finished.)
1-16-11: Dylan moved from 2 to 8 as I had not started anything for him yet.
2-19-11: Swaps added for # 13-20
2-21-11: Add # 15 image links


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: batgirl on December 28, 2010 09:28:00 PM
I am going to start with a dress for my friends' baby as a belated Christmas gift. I ordered the 2nd fabric so I can get started as soon as it's in. It's going to be a little reversible cowgirl dress. :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: solarray on December 28, 2010 09:33:42 PM
i can't wait to see how you do making a utilikilt. it should be awesome!

trying not to add more to my list. 8)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: soorawn on December 29, 2010 12:19:21 AM
Thou shalt not post at midnight when thou arst tired and half asleep.

Sorry, I have just realised I posted here instead of in the 2010 thread.  Whereas I hope it is not an unforgivable crime, I guessed I better post something over there... and explain the reason of this post here. :)

I expect to be back with more proper content though :D Thanks!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: inmywindow on December 29, 2010 01:51:34 AM
I'm kinda new here (been a lurker for years though!) but as I've just got a sewing machine for Christmas, I figure that this would be a fabulous way to kick me into gear!

1. Finish Weekend Bag
2. Laptop case
3. Camera Case
4. Wallet
5. Pretty Summer Dresses
6. Make a Skirt
7. Apron (maybe a craft apron?)
8.Oven glove
9. Pot Holders
10. Sewing Machine Cover
11. Headband/ear warmer thing for cycling
12. Messenger bag
13. Fabric calendar/organiser
14. Slippers
15. Learn to knit and knit something that isn't a scarf
16. Pillow cases
17. Cushion covers
18. Baby present for Burnage Baby
19. Baby present for the Bray baby
20. Secret
21.Bunting
22. One line a day journal - Completed 01/01/11
23. Yoga mat
24. Yoga Mat bag
25. Crochet hook roll
26. Birthday present for Katie
27. Birthday present for Peter
28. Birthday Present for Adele
29. Birthday Present for Sarah
30. Pretty dressing gown
31. Mooncup holder
32. Needlebook
33. Present for Joshua
34. Full set of placemats and coasters
35. Cloth pads and holder
36. Crochet hat (that fits!)
37. Obi heat/cold pack
38. Clutch bag
39. Bag organiser (and some extra bits to go in it)
40. Lunchbag
41.
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48.
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50.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: llisaredd on December 29, 2010 03:45:02 AM
Hello inmywindow! Welcome to Craftster :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Sillybowtie on December 29, 2010 08:50:56 AM
Here is my list! It will be good to keep up on what I have made for 2011!

35/50
Done
   1. Knit hat
   2. Knit hat- After making 4 hats for friends, I knitted my own hat!
   3. Calendar for January
   4. Calendar for February- 1/31
   5. New Wave Quilt- http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2010/03/new-wave-quilt.html (http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2010/03/new-wave-quilt.html)
   6. Finish building bookshelves
   7. Shelves in craft room- 1/22
   8. Patchwork Tote
   9. Alice Swap item 1- 2/19
  10. Alice Swap item 2- 2/19
  11. Backseat dog blanket- 2/19
  12. Cherry blossom wedding invite shadow box- 2/12
  13. Calendar for March- 2/26
  14. Calendar for April- 3/27
  15. Calendar for May- 3/27
  16. Scrapbook about dogs- 3/27
  17. Bookmarks for motivation- 4/1
  18. Clear stamp storage binder- 4/2
  19. Fuji Afternoon Umbrella Dress- 4/3
  20. Cherry Blossom wedding invite shadowbox and card - 4/9
  21. New mom sash for baby shower- 5/18
  22. Minnie Mouse- Hoopla Round 5 swap- 5/23
  23. 60 bookmarks for our school- 6/3
  24. Perpetual calendar for DH- 6/8
  25. Handy Quilted Dish Mat- 6/10
  26. Imperial Eagle Embroidery for DH-6/11
  27. Great grandmothers sewing shadow box (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=385854.0)- 7/2
  28. Harry Potter Shirt- 7/11
  29. Portal Hoop- 7/13
  30. Quakecon baby shirt- 8/5
  31. Cat bed cover- 8/5
  32. Halo Cake- 8/20
  33. Halo decorations- 8/20
  34. Bell ringer sign- 8/21
  35. Calendar for fall- 8/21

Future Projects
Dog toys
Stockpile on paper cards
Finish paintings for guest bathroom
Finish needlepoint of butterflies (2 years in the making)
Scrapbook at least 2 events a month


  


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: musiclady on December 29, 2010 09:55:06 AM
Ok, I think I'm going to have to join in on this one too.  I just posted some projects I want to complete in the destash 2011 craftalong, but I have a bunch of other projects I want to complete that involve buying supplies.  I'm excited to get to work, as my sister and I decided to do monthly "watch a movie and do some crafting" nights!!  :)

Here's a start on my list:

1. faux-chenille baby blanket (ASAP - the baby is here already!!)
2. toadstool printed tshirt and tutu for a certain birthday girl's fairy party
3. knitted and felted Christmas stockings for the whole family
4. Sprite top for the munchkin
5. skirt for me
6. skirt for me
7. finish basic socks
8. slipper socks
9. twilight socks
10. The Mitten project from Living Crafts mag - felt critters instead of wood
11. blankets, rugs, pillows, and tablecloth for doll house
12. felt card table play house (didn't get done for Christmas this year!)
13. pajama pants for me and the munchkin
14. knitted cardigan for the munchkin
15. knitted cardigan for me
16. freezer stencilled tshirt for my brother - NES controller


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 29, 2010 10:37:26 AM
I love your #3 musiclady!

I had to rush this year and made fleece stockings that I was just not happy with at all!  The kids are still little, but it would be nice to make something more permanent and nice...felted would be wonderful!

Do you knit and then felt? Are you using a pattern? :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: musiclady on December 29, 2010 11:01:35 AM
Oh, yes, I'm super excited about them, too!  I am going to knit and then felt, using the Sean Stocking pattern.  http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/sean/sean.html (http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/sean/sean.html)

Planning on different colored stripes for each family member.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on December 29, 2010 11:13:48 AM
This is getting ridiculous. It's not even 2011 yet and my dance card is nearly full! I blame all of you and your awesome ideas  :D

Updated:

- Make more paper, with different textures/colors
- Finish weaving my scarf
- Finish Marilyn embroidery
- Finish kraken embroidery
- Embroider David a Viking flag
- Knit David fingerless gloves
- Knit oldest son fingerless gloves
- Potholders/oven mitt
- Sew an apron
- Felt fishing game (inspired by rlynn https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368060.0)
- Sew a 5-minute skirt (http://pinterest.com/pin/2292770/)
- V is for Venom art for K's baby
- Embroidered spider for K's baby
- Christmas stockings (5)
- T-shirt scarf (http://pinterest.com/pin/1766815/)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 29, 2010 11:58:56 AM
ooo--thanks for the pattern--Joann's has paton wool on sale that would work for this!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 29, 2010 12:00:02 PM
I'm going to have to stop checking out everyone's lists because MY list is just going to get longer and longer and longer...


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: yofi on December 29, 2010 12:26:37 PM
The last two years I haven't made a list ahead of time -- just crafted as the mood took me -- but this year I have a new house that needs a lot of work, and a couple of friends with new babies just crying out for crafty items.  So, in no particular order, here's the start of my list:

~ Organize craft area ~ paint front bedroom ~ floating shelves on sun porch ~ bonsai ~ paint kitchen ~ sliding shelves for kitchen cabinets ~ build raised garden bed in back  yard ~ start “the orchard” ~ winter sow for spring plant swap ~ plan and execute the fall plant swap ~ knit cotton baby dress ~ refinish octagonal table ~ build a fern stand ~ build a hall table ~ build a coat tree ~ sew JPeterman skirt with fringe ~ recon a jacket ~ build retaining wall in front yard ~ knit cardigan ~ sew more pajama pants ~ tile hearth ~ new light fixtures on third floor ~ knit “jeans” for Ari ~ knit and felt Norwegian messenger bag ~ organize sewing area ~ cover bedroom chair ~ expand jam empire – along with reliable recipes ~ develop skill baking bread ~ make bedroom curtains ~ make third floor bedroom curtains ~ baby toys from felted sweaters ~ make an earring organizer – and repurpose unwanted earrings ~ felted Christmas tree decorations for next year ~ felted skull tote bag ~ craft two lampshades ~ recon a pair of shoes ~ altered altoid tin ~ experiment with entrelac ~ vinyl purse(s) ~ fabric baby book ~ knit “Gondor” inspired bag ~

And now... back to wrapping up 2010!  (Two projects should be finished by Friday morning!)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: SilverWing on December 29, 2010 02:24:08 PM
I think I'm going to have to try this. I'm working on my list, but I have a quick question. What does UFO stand for?


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: musiclady on December 29, 2010 02:27:18 PM
UFO stands for Un-Finished Object  ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 29, 2010 02:28:44 PM
UFO=unfinished object
FO=Finished object


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ffrogg526 on December 29, 2010 02:55:00 PM
I thought of something else to add to my list giving me 16 projects now...  I have to make two stockings for the significant other and myself.  His is going to be a more traditional, burgundy and olive-y green while I'm planning on mine being very funky...  purple and green patterns or something similar.  ::)  ;D

Someone earlier said that they shouldn't post things at midnight when they're half asleep...I'm thinking I shouldn't be allowed to post things at 6pm when I'm half asleep either.  :)  zzzzzzz............


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TroubleT on December 29, 2010 02:58:15 PM
I close to having my first item finished from my list. :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: J_Kieviet on December 29, 2010 04:01:32 PM
I guess it's time to make my list of 50, so here it is:

Finished
1.Birthday decorations
2.Homestead greeter polar bear
3.clothes fo homestead greeter
4.Birthday party outfits
5.15 lip glosses
6.Black sweater
7.Swim suit top
8.Valentines outfits
9.Bedding for niece #1
10.Bedding for niece #2

11.20 note cards for swap
12.pyjamas for me - pants are done
13.2 laptop sleeves
14.2 organizers
15.2 nook covers
16.boys outfit
17.girls outfit
18.palazzo pants for me

Still to do:
19.30 Happy New Years 2012 cards
20.15 Valentines cards
21.15 small gifts to go in valentines cards - binder ring note pads
22.15 hand sanitizer holders -1/2 done
23.15 mini plaster snowmen
24.15 mini bars of soap
25.15 facial scrubbies
26.15 bags of bath salts
27.15 hand salves
28.15 Easter cards
29.15 things to put in easter cards
30.Easter outfits
31.Easter gifts (something for outside???)
32.Mothers day card
33.Mothers day gift (not sure what yet)
34.Fathers day card
35.Fathers day gift (not sure what yet)
36.Birhday card for mom
37.Birthday gift for Mom (not sure what yet)
38.Birthday card for niece
39.Birthday gift for niece (dress up box)
40.Canada day outfits
41.1st day of kindergarten card and gift for niece (Very hungry caterpillar book an toy)
42.Birthday card for Dad
43.Birthday gift for Dad (not sure what yet)
44.Anniversary card for parents
45.Anniversary gift for parents (not sure what yet)
46.Anniversary card for brother and sister in law
47.Birthday card for Brother
48.Birthday gift for Brother - camping snacks
49.15 Thanksgiving cards
50.15 things to put in Thanksgiving cards
51.Thanksgiving decorations
52.15 Christmas cards
53.15 things to put in Christmas card
54.12 personalized Christmas stockings
55.40 Christmas tags
56.Toy for niece #1
57.Toy for niece #2
58.Toy for niece or nephew (due in May)
59.Bedding for new niece or nephew
60.Birth announcement for niece or nephew
61.socks for sister in law
62.crochenit sleep sac
63.Crochet sweater - just pulled it all apart, decided I didn't like it
64.white cardigan - almost done
65.blouse for me - 1/2 done
66.Weekender bag and accessories - just needs snaps
67.tray for secret pal
68.crochet shrug


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: astormorray on December 29, 2010 04:28:08 PM
I've been lurking, thinking that there was no way I could come up with 50 things, but in 20 minutes today, I came up with 20 things I either have all the materials for or are partially started, so, I suppose thinking of 50 will be no problem.

especially if I poach off of lapoli's list... a roving rug has been on my must do list for ages!  :D

doing 50 is something else... do people complete the challenge?


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: soorawn on December 29, 2010 04:29:17 PM
:D yes we do


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: MommyTheMaid on December 29, 2010 04:43:46 PM
I've been lurking, thinking that there was no way I could come up with 50 things, but in 20 minutes today, I came up with 20 things I either have all the materials for or are partially started, so, I suppose thinking of 50 will be no problem.

especially if I poach off of lapoli's list... a roving rug has been on my must do list for ages!  :D

doing 50 is something else... do people complete the challenge?

I did almost 50 crafts just for the 12 Days of Christmas swap.  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: SilverWing on December 29, 2010 05:00:54 PM
UFO stands for Un-Finished Object  ;)
UFO=unfinished object
FO=Finished object

Ah! Thanks! That makes sense.  lol.  I shall have my list finished soon. I'm excited about this!  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on December 29, 2010 05:38:46 PM
Not only am I going to craft 50 things (more like 150 since I'm a huge over achiever and crafting is my job)
But I also decided that I would try a new recipe once a week in 2011....

I got a head start and made Super Extra Yummy Mole Enchilada Sauce.
It started off as an online recipe. It was weak.  I tweaked and added and changed and altered.  It's all mine now :D
http://yarn-or-fabric.weebly.com/1/post/2010/12/2011-challenge-try-a-new-recipe-a-week.html (http://I blogged about it)... I also posted it over in the https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368392.0 (http://Cooking board)...

I am not sure what I'll cook up next week.

Man, those enchiladas were yummy!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on December 29, 2010 06:12:29 PM
What a good idea Yarn or Fabric!  I'm a wanna-be Minnesotan...I gotta try 52 Hot Dishes in 2011!!  My son, his daughter and G/F live up there...I can get some good recipes, don'tcha know!  ;)

I picked up the new issue of Knit Simple today...there are a few more things I'd like to make now!!  And a sweet little insert for Project Linus...Garden Pinwheel Blanket is ScReAmInG at me...and some cute baby hats to find online patterns for....*I'm Sunk!*
=]


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: shan-E-bear on December 29, 2010 06:27:17 PM
couple more things to add to my list

33. crochet slouchy puff hat for mom...she saw mine and coveted!http://www.ravelry.com/projects/shanbcrafty/urban-jungle-crocheted-slouchy-beanie (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/shanbcrafty/urban-jungle-crocheted-slouchy-beanie)
34. green scarflet for SIL
35. Purple of pink teddy bear for lil miss Jasmine
36. dodecathingamabobby http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dodecahedron-thingymabob (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dodecahedron-thingymabob)
37. crochet ribbed earflap hat http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ribbed-earflap-hat-with-pom-poms (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ribbed-earflap-hat-with-pom-poms)
38. Finish name cuddle blankets for little cousins - brought over from last year


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: kwiltykate on December 29, 2010 07:42:36 PM
My list(s) for 2011 - will be added to and modified throughout the year :)

COMPLETED LIST
1. Embroidery Hoopla 1- 05/01/2011 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=422801)
2. Dress for DD - 09/01/2011 - LINK (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4343089#msg4343089)
3. Embroidery Hoopla 2 -09/01/2011 - (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=427441)
4. Hooded baby jacket - 16/01/2011 - LINK (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4352049#msg4352049)
5. Doll Quilt and matching pillow - 17/01/2011 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=422802)
6. Quilted Cushion - 02/02/2011 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=427440)
7. Baby Quilt 1 - 06/02/2011 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=428191)
8. Tote Bag for Sister - 12/02/2011 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=430054)
9. Crochet Hat and Mittens - 15/02/2011 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=430968)
10. Baby Bibs -20/02/2011 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=432389)
11. Binder cover for DD - 25/02/2011 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=434143)
12. Floral Snowball Quilt - 28/02/2011 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=434766)
13. Mug Rug - 02/03/2011 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=435339)
14. Baby Change Mat - 06/03/2011 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=436650)
15. Ribbon 'tag' blankie - 14/03/2011 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=439064)
16. Hair clips and clip holder - 19/03/2011 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=440363)
17. 2 x Ladybug Hooplas - 20/03/2011 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=441547)
18. Pleatness bag - 27/03/2011 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=442476)
19. Quilt for Nephew - 09/04/11 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=445922)
20. Baby Shrug - 11/04/2011 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=446283)
21. Owl Quilt - 17/04/2011 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=447756)
22. Penguin Hoopla - 18/04/2011 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=451613)
23. Reconstruct Irish Dancing Dress - 02/05/2011 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=451612)
24. Diptych Hoopla - 02/05/2011
25. Owl and Pussycat Hoopla - 08/05/2011
26. 4 x Baby Track pants -15/05/2011 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=455275)
27. 2 x Baby fleece blankets - 16/05/2011 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=455276)
28. Stripey Baby quilt - 16/05/2011 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=455274)
29. Reversible Nappy Cover - 22/05/2011 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=456448)
30. In the hoop Baby Toys - 22/05/2011 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=456450)
31. Red Baby Bag - 30/05/2011 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=458349)
32. Phone charger pocket - 7/06/2011 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=460604)
33. Hoopla Rnd 5 - 03/06/2011 (forgot to take pic!)
34. OHS Hoop - 10/06/2011 (waiting for partner to receive!)
35. Crayon Tote - 18/06/2011 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=463002)
36. Celtic Knot Hoopla - 01/07/2011
37. Embroidered Growth Chart - 01/07/2011 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=466207)
38. OHS 2 Hoop - 04/07/2011
39. Angel hoop - 17/07/2011 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=472441)
40. Tag Blanket - 17/07/2011 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=469900)
41. Owl Bag -17/07/2011 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=472443)
42. Tree Hoopla - 27/07/2011 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=472442)
43. Angel Hoop no. 2 - 27/07/2011 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=472229)
44. Lamb Blanket - August
45. Black Handbag - August
46. LPS playmat - August
47. Monogram Cushion - August
48. 9x Embroidered Belts - August
49. 9x Embroidered Headbands - August
50. 16 MORE Headbands - August
51. OHS Hoopla 1 - August
52. OHS Hoopla 2 - August
53. rnd 6 Hoopla
54. rnd 6 Hoopla no 2
55. Pig Costume
56. Kokeshi hoopla . -Sept
57. Dr Who hoopla 2 -Sept
58. 2x Knitted Mandrakes! -Sept
59. Sewing Machine Cover - Oct
60. 50s inspired Hoopla - Oct
61. knit socks

WANT TO DO LIST
Baby
1. Change Bag - 30/05/2011
2. In-the-hoop toys - 22/05/2011
3. 2 x Fleece blankets -16/05/2011
4. Quilt
5. Change Mat
6. Nappy cover -22/05/2011
7. Playmat
8. Bibs - 20/02/2011
9. Embroidered singlets
10. Fleece track pants - 15/05/2011

Birthday Presents
11. Sister - 12/02/2011
12. SIL (Feb)
13. Mum - 28/02/2011
14. Nephew - 09/04/2011
15. Niece - 18/06/2011
16. Daughter (Nov)

Christmas Presents
17. Daughter(s)
18. Son
19. Mum
20. Sister
21. SIL
22. Niece
23. Nephew

Other Stuff
24. Irish Dancing dress - 02/05/2011 (reconstructed)
25-50


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: LaughingLark on December 29, 2010 07:50:22 PM
I'm gonna do this this year. Here's the start of my list:

 

1 Try knitting another hat on circular needles. The first one I made was HUUUUUGE.  :D Done on 1/11/11 (I wanted to type that somewhere!) I made it too big again, but crocheted a brim to make it fit. Will try again though!
2 Weave a throw blanket for my ten-year-old son.
3 Learn how to card wool. I got  a set of Ashford hand carders with my Christmas $$.Done.
4 Spin and ply together some recycled sweater yarns into “new” yarn for spinning wheel practice.
5 Spin some yarn from roving on wheel.
6 Figure out how to crochet a hat.
7 Make broomstick rug from Diana Blake Gray’s book.
8 Crochet a rug.
9 Finish T-shirt rug on my knitting loom.DONE!
10 Sew some shirts for my four year old from recycled materials.
11 Weave a woolen shawl for myself before the end of winter.
12 Crochet magic potholders for giving out at Christmas next year.
13 Make a French beaded bouquet.
14 Learn how to tablet-weave, make a basic strip of weaving for practice.
15 Make a back-strap loom, and use it.
16 Build a Navajo loom.
 http://weavinginbeauty.com/find-a-weaving-class/building-a-navajo-style-loom
17 Make a new stash of crocheted tawashi dish scrubbies.
18 String a multi-strand turquoise necklace.
19 If I am brave this summer, get a fleece from a local farmer and see if I can clean it without disaster. Done!
20 Do something on my rigid heddle loom that is not all plain weave. Maybe a brook's bouquet pattern.
21 Make a home made blending hackle for mixing up wool rovings.  Done on 1/18/11
http://yarnzombie.net/Travis/?page_id=87
22 Finish first crocheted afghan.

23. Knit a blue cowl for myself on the knifty knitter looms.Done!
24. Make some kind of big wall art for the dining room. Empty space there has been driving me nuts, and this has been on my to-do list for over a year now. Probably will be fabric-based and made of recycled stuff. That being broke thing means no paints and canvas...
25. Make the painted felt stuffed birds with fluffy feather tails and topknots I have been thinking about making for ages.
26. Make a sock monkey for my four year old.
27. Crochet some play food.
28. Sew myself a frankenshirt out of several thrifted shirts that work together.
29. Embroider something near the collar of a boring T shirt to make is less boring. Try to use a shirt I already have, or a thrifted one.
28. Sew myself a frankenshirt out of several thrifted shirts that work together.
29. Embroider something near the collar of a boring T shirt to make is less boring. Try to use a shirt I already have, or a thrifted one.
30. Make a crochet hat with earflaps.
31. Make something with the Tunisian crochet hook that found its way home with me last fall.
32 Finish knitting loom scarf.
33 Crocheted cowl, an easy one.
34 Crochet stitch markers with hook size letters inspired by Alwaysinmyroom
35 Dryer balls.
36. Finish inkle band that has been on my loom for two months.
36 Try making an inkle band that incorporates some novelty yarns, widest warp possible. Make into a skinny scarf.
37. Trim a shirt with some inkle bands around the collar and at the sleeves.
38. Make an inkle-woven bag.
39 Make some Dotee dolls, a place to display them, and start swapping.
40 fleece-woven rug.
41. Amigurumi stuffie of some kind.
42. I have an idea in my head for making a yarn swift with cardboard, papier mache and a hardware store lazy Susan. Maybe this summer I'll figure it out. It would be a Beka-type swift.
43. Pink necklace to give as a birthday present. Done!
43. Make a flat rate box full of hats for "Hats for Hunger".
44. Learn how to purl on the KK loom and make more complicated hats.
45. Learn how to make hats on DPNs
46. Make a Navajo style spindle and spin yarn on it.
47. Make a high whorl spindle. Done!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on December 29, 2010 07:58:14 PM
LaughingLark...I am amazed at your list...not only accomplishing crafts...but learning them, too!!  Whew! :o


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: heini on December 29, 2010 11:46:40 PM
I'm excited to get to work, as my sister and I decided to do monthly "watch a movie and do some crafting" nights!!  :)

That sounds fun. Too bad my sisters live so far away. But I could ask if my friend would do it, or maybe "eat something good and do some crafting".


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ffrogg526 on December 30, 2010 04:54:31 AM
36. dodecathingamabobby http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dodecahedron-thingymabob (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dodecahedron-thingymabob)

The dodecahedron was super simple!  After you make the first point and you understand the pattern the thing just flies!  Just make sure you stuff it before you sew up the last point.  ::)  I tried to stitch up the whole thing without stuffing and sat there feeling REALLY stupid!  OH well.  The persons I made them for loved them.  Good luck!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: LaughingLark on December 30, 2010 04:55:23 AM
LaughingLark...I am amazed at your list...not only accomplishing crafts...but learning them, too!!  Whew! :o

I am probably biting off more than I can chew, as usual.  :) But the last year, and this coming year are good times for me to try new things. I made jewelry for a living for 20 years, and burned out on it badly a couple of years back. It seemed like I was making the same few pieces overandoverandoverandover. I've slowly been shifting into the fiber arts, as I can afford to. I'm a stay at home mom right now, and while I don't have much money, and my crafting time gets interrupted a lot, I have more time than I will when I find a job or start a  new business later on when my youngest is in school. So now's the time to learn stuff.  :)

More list:(moved to earlier post)


I'm pretty sure I won't do these in order, and I'll end up doing lots of things that are completely different. Looking forward to the journey. :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: musiclady on December 30, 2010 06:00:00 AM
I'm excited to get to work, as my sister and I decided to do monthly "watch a movie and do some crafting" nights!!  :)

That sounds fun. Too bad my sisters live so far away. But I could ask if my friend would do it, or maybe "eat something good and do some crafting".

Oh, yes, good food is always part of it, too!   ;D  Should be good times, our first crafty night is tomorrow!  I just have to pick a project. . . . .


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 30, 2010 06:20:14 AM
These are not on my list, but they will be: :D

I want to make a pom pom cowl using my knifty knitter.

I am going to cast on the Christmas stripey stockings (thanks musiclady!) - three different ones and at least put them in project bags.

I am going to crochet some baby cowboy boots for a friend.

Before this thread gets too big, I am going to steal ideas off of everyone's list and figure out how to add them to my list! :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: vampedangel14 on December 30, 2010 07:04:57 AM
Here is my list so far. There are a lot of things I'm hoping to learn this coming year!

1. White Tiger latchhook kit. I've had it for years just sitting in the box
2. Reusable sandwich bags
3. Hangable plastic bag holder Finished (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4342800#msg4342800) 1/8/11
4. Paint my craft room
5. Find a use for Rexlace Donated
6. Make something for mom. Finished 2/8 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4384996#msg4384996)
7. Mini bead and wire bonsai tree (like this (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=335045.0))
8. Organize my project folder Finished (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4342800#msg4342800) 1/8/11
9. Learn more embroidery
10. Amigurumi! Finished! 4/23/11 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4480562#msg4480562)
11. Learn more stitches with knitting, then make something other than scarves
12. Make dress up jewelry for my niece, Lilly
13. Treasure Box Finished! 4/16/11
14. Finish the Poppet I started a couple years ago
15. Make myself a lightweight bathrobe
16. Finish the project I started on my bead loom
17. Spin some yarn Finished
18. Fridge magnets (bottle cap? 'stone'?)
19. Jewelry Finished! 4/23/11 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4480562#msg4480562)
20. Make a cork board for my craft room done 1/1/11 Finished! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4332861#msg4332861)
21. Weaving
22. Make art/decorations for my room
23. Make craft shelving
24. Make new t-shirts to replace my really old ones
25. Use up all yarn in my ottoman
26. Make clothes for my bjds (dolls)|| 1 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4379216#msg4379216)
27. Make and dye t-shirt yarn then make a rug with it
28. Make some Kanzashi flowers (like this (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334300.0)) Finished 1/31 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4379216#msg4379216)
29. Learn how to bookbind
30. Needle felt something.  Finished
31. Totoro needlepoint
32. Character plushies
33. Do something with all the different cat fabrics I have
34. Buy a Cricket loom and finish a weaving project
35. Hat and scarf sets to donate
36. Knit a steering wheel cover (need to find a pattern)
37. Props for BJD photography
38. Learn how to make resin pendents or other resin things
39. Knit legwarmers Finished 1/31 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4379216#msg4379216)
40. T-shirt into sweatshirt
41. mixed media canvas
41. Felt dryer balls Finished 1/18 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4355574;topicseen#msg4355574)
42. Dust cover for sewing machine
43. Something Tree of Life themed
44. Thread catcher
45. Pin cushions using soda (or other) caps
46. Paper garland/bunting
47. Washer pendants Finished! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4337605#msg4337605) 1/2/11
48. Melted bead bowl (or other item)
49. Fabric covered buttons
50. Knit my first pair of socks


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 30, 2010 07:20:44 AM
ooo--making a kimono!  What fun!

Also, if you need any help with making kanzashi flowers, let me know!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: AlizarinAntidote on December 30, 2010 07:22:16 AM
I want to join in! I hope I will finish this because I have wanted to make most of these things for a looong time. Here is my list.

Knitting:
1.   Truffles cardigan/coat - http://www.ravelry.com/projects/knitrawr/truffle-cardigan-tutorial
2.   Shawl
3.   Sweater dress (Twiggy tunic?)
4.   5 pairs of fingerless gloves
5.   2 pairs of legwarmers
6.   Tank top
7.   Dress - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/20-ribbed-mini-dress
8.   Vest
9.   Purse
10.   Cardigan
11.   Cat ear hat
12.   Cropped sweater/shrug
13.   French Press Felted Slippers
14.   Knee High Socks
Sewing:
15.   Cowl neckline dress
16.   Button dress http://notcouture.notcot.org/post/2717/
17.   Cut out dress
18.   Little black dress
19.   Dress out of stretchy jersey material
20.   Dress for Christmas
21.   Leather coat
22.   Reconstruct all of my old jeans
23.   Purse
24.   Vest
25.   Hoodie
26.   Halloween costume
27.   PJ pants
28.   Corset
Gifts:
29.   Mom’s Beret
30.   2 skirts for C
31.   Dress for K
32.   Hoodie for K
33.   Christmas gift for K
34.   Christmas gift for Mom
35.   Christmas gift for C
36.   Birthday gift for K
37.   Birthday gift for Mom
38.   Birthday gift for C
Jewelry:
39.   Choker necklace
40.   10 friendship bracelets
41.   Chain maille necklace
42.   3 wire wrapped rings
Other:
43.   Duct Tape Purse
44.   Bead embroider a shirt
45.   Paint a shirt
46.   Put together my recipe book
47.   Make a wedding cake
48.   Make a really cute pincushion
49.   Learn how to bookbind
50.   Crochet something




Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 30, 2010 08:01:01 AM
I like how some of you are breaking up your lists by categories!

uh--I think you should count your gloves and legwarmers as separate projects! Holy cow--5 pairs? You expert knitters amaze me!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TroubleT on December 30, 2010 08:07:35 AM
I picked up the t-shirts that I'm going to stencil for myself today! :D

Now, to decide on a couple of designs...hmmm...


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 30, 2010 08:16:49 AM
Did I read that you already have a project done? :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on December 30, 2010 08:20:36 AM
I like how some of you are breaking up your lists by categories!

Me too! I feel disorganized now  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 30, 2010 08:23:01 AM
I think it should already be 2011.  In my mind, it already is.

Seriously.. watching everyone's lists is SOOOO bad for mine! I keep wanting to add things but if I do that, I'll never get it all done! :)

Can anyone recommend some easy sewing projects for someone with absolutely no sewing aptitude?  I really, really, really want to learn but I always muck it all up.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: ghilie on December 30, 2010 08:29:04 AM
I think it should already be 2011.  In my mind, it already is.

Seriously.. watching everyone's lists is SOOOO bad for mine! I keep wanting to add things but if I do that, I'll never get it all done! :)

Can anyone recommend some easy sewing projects for someone with absolutely no sewing aptitude?  I really, really, really want to learn but I always muck it all up.

when i started sewing i tried to make clothes but mucked it all up as well.  then i had some success with curtains and pillows.  you can try aprons, i love aprons.  also, kids clothes are easy.  no curves, lol.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 30, 2010 08:32:06 AM
I agree--start with non-clothing first...maybe a fleece blanket for the little one, a cute apron...One Yard wonders has some cute and easy patterns to do---also, sewing for Dummies by Simplicity...do you have a machine or will you be getting one?

ahem--as Clothing Moderator, I must plug the Kids Clothing Board---there are some outstanding members who share the easiest of kids clothing!  I learned a few things even though I have been sewing for over 45 years!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on December 30, 2010 08:37:25 AM
I think the first sewing project I ever did was a grocery bag holder tube thingy for putting grocery bags in so you can use them later in your garbage cans.. know what I mean?

However when I teach people to sew, I have them make a reusable grocery bag... this way they have instant gratification.
I also like the lined zipper pouches... there's a tutorial here on Craftster for the https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=317558.0 (http://fastest lined bag) that is a great confidence builder...

Having said all of that my sewing skills improved 1000% after I bought a rotary cutter, a few rulers and a cutting mat... I couldn't sew a straight line before when I was cutting things out with scissors  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 30, 2010 08:39:05 AM

ahem--as Clothing Moderator, I must plug the Kids Clothing Board---there are some outstanding members who share the easiest of kids clothing!  I learned a few things even though I have been sewing for over 45 years!

lol!  It was funny seeing your original post vs your modified post. Tee hee!

An apron is actually a really good idea. I don't know what it is about sewing but my hand/eye coordination is rotten.  Aprons actually seem like they could be do-able.. Thanks for the book recommendations, too!  

I have a machine but to be honest, my husband uses it way more than I do.  Actually, HE needs to be the one to undertake the sewing projects around here. He has the knack for it that I don't.

Yarn or Fabric - Isn't it funny? I own all those things and still sew like a preschooler! :D  Thanks for the grocery bag link, too, though it totally seems more complicated than an apron! 


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 30, 2010 08:42:21 AM
My friend and fellow artist Lance sews!  He uses his skills in his art but he can also make simple bags, repair his t-shirts, and free-form quilting!

You could do baby bibs...or, you can swap with a friend who sews... :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 30, 2010 08:56:46 AM
Hehe! That's true, though I seriously am cutting down on swapping for 2011 otherwise I'll never make it through half of my list!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: anitacj on December 30, 2010 09:19:33 AM
I already did 1 project so I'm 1/50.But I have a few projects in mind.
2. vintage christmas card holder kit.finish it if I can figure it out. :-\.
3. mittens for dh
4. fingerless gloves for mom.
5. cowl for me?don't know about this  ::).
6. plastic canvas craft holder set.
7. ornaments for tree
8. try to figure out how to thread sewing machine.
9.finish dottee i made.
10. use vintage christmas kit #2.And finish it.It's a set of elves.
11.get a handle on all the &%(&^ paper we have everywhere.And get it organized.
12.maybe try elf boot decoration for Christmas for next year.Have Idea if it works out  :-\.
13.Muff for me.
That's all I have so far.Probably won't be able to do half of them  :'(.But I'll try.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Deeder on December 30, 2010 09:51:06 AM
Not only am I going to craft 50 things (more like 150 since I'm a huge over achiever and crafting is my job)
But I also decided that I would try a new recipe once a week in 2011....

I got a head start and made Super Extra Yummy Mole Enchilada Sauce.
It started off as an online recipe. It was weak.  I tweaked and added and changed and altered.  It's all mine now :D
http://yarn-or-fabric.weebly.com/1/post/2010/12/2011-challenge-try-a-new-recipe-a-week.html (http://I blogged about it)... I also posted it over in the https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368392.0 (http://Cooking board)...

I am not sure what I'll cook up next week.

Man, those enchiladas were yummy!

I love this idea! I'm gonna start tonight by making pasta with some truffle salsa that my sister sent from her trip to Italy.

I've already completely readjusted my list, and added about 10 more projects. And I'm still working on getting my 50 done for 2010!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TroubleT on December 30, 2010 10:18:10 AM
Did I read that you already have a project done? :D

Yup  ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 30, 2010 10:33:15 AM
Did I read that you already have a project done? :D

Yup  ;D

Didn't I comment earlier that us mods are always the worst? ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on December 30, 2010 10:54:39 AM
lapoli- I was going through my feeds just now and came across this: http://www.handmadebyalissa.com/placemat-pattern/

It's a (free) pattern for sewn placemats that's "100% a project for beginners". Since I just learned to thread my machine last night, I figured I might give this a shot and thought maybe some fellow sewing beginners might like to try it also  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 30, 2010 10:58:05 AM
We all hate Troublet...such an overachiever... :D

anitacj--your list might be short but it is a good list!  You can do it!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TroubleT on December 30, 2010 11:29:04 AM
We all hate Troublet...such an overachiever... :D


 :-*

I've good reason for this first piece (pics later tonight) because I want this next year to start off right. :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: musiclady on December 30, 2010 11:38:08 AM
I've done some thinking and revamped my list a little bit, and I've added some links:

1. doll house felt board (http://www.livingcrafts.com/page/Fall10)
2. 3 market skirts (http://www.dana-made-it.com/2008/07/tutorial-market-skirt.html) for DD's birthday
3. baby socks
4.  knitting needle storage for dpns and circs
5. toadstool printed tshirt (http://ucreatewithkids.blogspot.com/2010/11/creative-guest-twig-and-toadstool.html) and 6 gnome hats for DD's birthday party
6-8. knitted and felted Christmas stockings (http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/sean/sean.html) for the whole family
9. Milo vest for DD
10. skirt for me
11. skirt for me
12. finish basic socks
13. socks (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/coquette) for my Mom (mother's day)
14. socks for me (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hermiones-everyday-socks)
15. The Mitten project from Living Crafts mag - felt critters instead of wood
16. dye more playsilks
17. felt card table play house (didn't get done for Christmas this year!)
18. pajama pants for me
19. pajama pants for DD
20. Elliot sweater (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/elliot-sweater) for DD
21. knitted cardigan for me, still have to decide on a pattern
22. freezer stencilled tshirt for my brother - NES controller
23. Traveling Woman shawl (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/traveling-woman) for sis's birthday
24. washcloths and dishtowels to use up some cotton yarn
25. mittens for DD
26. cloth "paper" towels that snap together into a roll, to use up some flannel scraps
27. felt hair clips for DD
28. black apple doll (http://www.marthastewart.com/article/black-apple-doll) for a friend's daughter
29. lovebirds (http://mollychicken.blogs.com/my_weblog/2009/02/4th-attempt.html) for valentine gifts
30. finish felted acorns
31. finish tshirt quilt that has been sitting around since *gulp* college!
32. build a fairy garden
33. Knitted lightsabers for DD and her friends
34. Bella's Mittens for a friend
35. Capelet/shawl for DD to go with her Easter dress
36. rainbow socks for DD
37. another black apple doll for my cousin's daughter
38. DD's summer wardrobe (dresses, skirts, shorts)
39. knitted ninja for brother
40. Spring Forward socks for me
41. Ragg Hiker socks for Dad
42. Sprocket socks for me
43. Knitted monster
44. French Press slippers for Mom
45. TARDIS dresses for DD and her BFF
46. socks for sister
47. play/dress-up capes for DD and her BFF
48. Halloween costume for DD's friend
49. Two sets of beanbags
50.

I'm sure this will change more, as I'm looking it over I see a LOT of time intensive projects! 


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 30, 2010 11:50:32 AM
You do have some pretty big projects!  I am in love with making that chenille blanket...and not for anybody's baby but for me! :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: FinRaziel on December 30, 2010 12:07:18 PM
can anyone explain to me how i can get the link in my signature to not appear as the entire link? i want to have it on there for easy access but it would be nice if i could shorten it to say something like "here" but have it direct to my list.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 30, 2010 12:08:55 PM
can anyone explain to me how i can get the link in my signature to not appear as the entire link? i want to have it on there for easy access but it would be nice if i could shorten it to say something like "here" but have it direct to my list.

Fin - replace the () with []  (url=https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4319017#msg4319017)text here(/url)

You can go to http://tinyurl.com to shorten the link if you need to.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on December 30, 2010 12:13:35 PM
Wow, keeping up with this thread is a project in itself!  :D  Well, I didn't make it last year but I think this might be my year. I'm taking a year of from school to figure out what I really want to do with my life so I'll have quite a bit more free time. So here's my list so far...

1.   Cassette tape change purse
2.   Magazine folded purse
3.   Mario quilt out of my son’s old tees and pjs
4.   Capri Sun tote bag
5.   PB&J needle punch tote
6.   Learn book binding
7.   Halloween shrine
8.   Tree of life with nest pendant
9.   Carve some stamps
10.   Love letter box
11.   Christmas tree card holder
12.   Refinish lawn chairs
13.   Finish knitting camo scarf
14.   Pop Tart soap
15.   Freezer paper tee
16.   Bath bombs
17.   T-shirt rug
18.   Learn embroidery
19.   Get Ben’s scrapbooks up to date
20.   Make a hula hoop loom
21.   Curtains for bedroom
22.   Goldfish in a bag soap
23.   Make swap binder
24.   Pickled green tomatoes
25.   Take a cake decorating class
26.   Bleach stenciled tee
27.   T-shirt Capri pants
28.   Java Monster can mirror
29.   Plastic canvas ? block tissue box cover
30.   Zelda pillow
31.   Conquer my sewing machine! Lol
32.   One new (slightly fancy) recipe a month
33.   Camera camera case
34.   Design and get rabbit tattoo in honor of my favorite book of all time Watership Down
35.   Piranha plant lamp
36.   Learn to crochet
37.   Hot cocoa placemats
38.   Felted acorns
39.   Christmas circle garland
40.   Felt pinecones
41.    3 pairs of quick, easy earrings
42.   Paint nesting dolls
43.    Book page necklace
44.     Throw pillow for chair
45.    Beef throw pillow
46.    Learn to make t-shirt yarn
47.    Dark Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes
48.       Make something with Perler Beads
49.     Friendship bracelets
50.     Use tie method to re-size shirt
51.   Penguin ornament
52.   Make bread from scratch
53.   Bacon ornament
54.     Fabric covered headband
55.   Mario star tree topper
56.   Gingerbread House
57.   Orange slice soap
58.   Ben's wish list ornament
59.   Bed for Midas
60.    Cathedral Window Fudge
61.   Pretzel Turtles
62.    Cran-Pistachio Cookies
63.     Popcorn Balls
64.    Popcorn puff snack mix
65.    Bacon ranch bread
66.     Eyeshadow nail polish


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: FinRaziel on December 30, 2010 12:22:30 PM
can anyone explain to me how i can get the link in my signature to not appear as the entire link? i want to have it on there for easy access but it would be nice if i could shorten it to say something like "here" but have it direct to my list.

Fin - replace the () with []  (url=https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4319017#msg4319017)text here(/url)

You can go to http://tinyurl.com to shorten the link if you need to.


thx!! it took a minute but i figured it out  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rlynn on December 30, 2010 12:27:41 PM
can anyone explain to me how i can get the link in my signature to not appear as the entire link? i want to have it on there for easy access but it would be nice if i could shorten it to say something like "here" but have it direct to my list.

Fin - replace the () with []  (url=https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4319017#msg4319017)text here(/url)

You can go to http://tinyurl.com to shorten the link if you need to.


Ive always wondered how to do this.  I would see people use it in the OWS and it makes the list easier to read. I dont know why I didnt just ask but I didnt.  Thanks.  

Musiclady, I love the market skirt tutorial.  I made one for Aria and one for another craftster but in adult size and its such a great little skirt.  I should make some more for Aria.  I am almost up to 50...yipes.  I keep thinking of new projects to add.  I just need to finish making a dragon for a friends christmas gift and then belladune's stuffie for the weird stuffie swap then I can I turn my attention to my 2011 list probably just in time for 2011.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 30, 2010 01:00:05 PM
I love tiny urls--they do help people keep track and make things a bit easier to find!

I should declare that no one can add any more knit things to their list!!!  I just printed all of the items from page 1-38 that I loved...now my unofficial list is up to 75....:D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: PimpernelSmith on December 30, 2010 03:22:36 PM

Hi....I totally blew 50 in 2010...think I got 5.5 done by Christmas.... Can I bring my same list over here? (Minus the finished ones, of course!)

 ???


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: llisaredd on December 30, 2010 04:44:57 PM
36. dodecathingamabobby http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dodecahedron-thingymabob (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dodecahedron-thingymabob)

Oh this is cute! Looks like it'd make a great baby shower gift too :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on December 30, 2010 05:16:06 PM
Geez, SEVEN pages in about 24hr??!  Crimeny...and it's not ACTUALLY 2011 yet for another 30hr or something.  LOL!  I was surprisingly given the 1st off from work, I was not expecting it as I was given Monday off and didn't hear back that I was allowed to be off...so...I got an extra day off, even though I have to pay myself with paid time for it that I could use for another day and just go into work...NAH....I'll work on some projects instead and see how many I get completed on 1/1!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ffrogg526 on December 30, 2010 05:32:24 PM

Hi....I totally blew 50 in 2010...think I got 5.5 done by Christmas.... Can I bring my same list over here? (Minus the finished ones, of course!)

I would say yes.  I only got 7 things done from my list last year so I brought several things from last year's list to this year's list....  or I'm planning on it.  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: shan-E-bear on December 30, 2010 05:57:00 PM
36. dodecathingamabobby http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dodecahedron-thingymabob (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dodecahedron-thingymabob)

Oh this is cute! Looks like it'd make a great baby shower gift too :D

Technically I believe that is the plan...but one never knows around here! I've got two points done so far only ten more to go.

And Youtube is a marvelous thing!! I've been studying a craft book trying to figure out double crochet and half double and it was making NO sense At All...but youtube came to the rescue!! Now in the true spirit of craftiness I shall jump around and start ANOTHER project...my craft ADD always gets me in trouble :P


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: DncingDreamer on December 30, 2010 06:01:57 PM
Dug out my sketch/project book and went through my favorites and added a couple more things to my list!

27)rework black/gray dress
28 )KitKat ornament
29)black seed bead loop earrings
30) something with that blank canvas that’s been kicking around (oil? acrylic? mixed media?)
31)cassette change purse


Title: 50 things in 2011
Post by: makrose on December 30, 2010 06:02:36 PM
Crafting Angel (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=236792 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=236792))gave me the idea about having a list of 50 things i want to accomplish in a year.  so here are mine for 2011


1.) Sew a dress.
2.) sew shirts
3.) sew pants
4.) sew leggings
5.) sew curtains
6.) Learn to crochet or knit
7.) make a comforter for my room
8.) make a headboard for my bed
9.) sew my halloween costume
10.) sew my christmas dress
11.) make and sell barbie doll clothes.
12.) make something harry potter for my little cousin.
13.) make felt roses
14.) make a scarf(scarves)
15.) make blankets
16.) make tie blankets
17.)  ??? ???   

i cant think of more but when i do i will keep on adding!! lol ill add as much as possible   hope to hear some from you guys!!! :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Aislynn on December 30, 2010 10:51:00 PM
Alright, I caved and started one of my projects.  A tiny one, because I wanted to feel accomplished about something.  It's a dishcloth!  I'm not weaving in ends and taking pictures until after New Year's, though, so I don't feel as bad about doing it early.  It's this pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/muguets-lily-dishcloth in white Peaches'n'Cream. 

(http://www.knitdishclothcorner.com/patrons/FF/muguets.html) For non-Ravelry users!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 31, 2010 02:17:03 AM
It's almost 2011! Woo!

Aisy - I love that pattern! You can never really have too many great dishcloth patterns lying around. :)

I've technically finished two projects and started on two.   :P  I was scared that if I didn't seize the momentum I was feeling, I'd never get anything done.  If it's any consolation, my two finished items are pretty tiny.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TroubleT on December 31, 2010 06:43:38 AM
I've completed my first project! :D


36. embroidered hoop for my Hoopla wall - theme Mehndi or hand of Fatima

My post - Hand of Fatima (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368508.0)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=418292)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: astormorray on December 31, 2010 06:59:46 AM
ha!  I can't believe you guys are starting... I haven't even finished my list yet!  :P

love the hand and the dishcloth.  pretty.  I've lots of dishcloth cotton, maybe I should... finish my list.  ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 31, 2010 07:08:21 AM
That hand is awesome, Troublet! When are my embroidery lessons starting?! :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TroubleT on December 31, 2010 07:11:32 AM
That hand is awesome, Troublet! When are my embroidery lessons starting?! :)

If I stilled lived in TN, we'd only be about 2 hrs apart and I'd be on your doorstep. :D



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: musiclady on December 31, 2010 07:41:09 AM
Ooooh I love that dishcloth!  I need to find some more cute ones so I can get going on those.  I made a cat one for my MIL, but I don't think I want cat cloths for my home. (except maybe the ones that would be designated to clean up said cat-puke)

I got working on my DD's market skirts last night, and her felt board is almost done.  I'll finish a few flowers tonight, and sew the skirts together.  But . . . her birthday is Tuesday, and I have to get them done before then!

And, can I just say, that I am in awe of anyone who can embroider well?  I can fake it, but I love seeing projects done by people who really know what they are doing!  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: sheepBlue on December 31, 2010 07:43:41 AM
I think I'm going to join in here too. It'll be a nice way to keep track of everything I make in the year, though my list is rather small to start with, but I'll keep adding things as I think of them.


-shawlette for myself
-reconstruct clothes from existing wardrobe
-hoopla from fiber class projects
-Nintendo tshirt dress costume
-make a detailed tutorial for blog
-complete a craftster challenge 2012
-business cards
-20 sets of cards for etsy
-finish bear/girl silhouette
-bleach stenciled tee
-sew from scratch a piece of clothing


FINISHED!!
1. Teesha Moore bag Fin 1/1/11
2. crochet leg warmers Fin 1/1/11
3. mend clothes Fin 1/1/11
4. Felt house in forest frame - STS Fin 1/11/11
5. Felt balls from scrap yarn Fin 1/11/11
6. practice embroidery stitches Fin 1/24/11
7. felt art hoop 1 for STS Fin 1/28/11
8. felt art hoop 2 for STS Fin 1/28/11
9. xstitch for STS Fin 1/28/11
10. custom felt hoop art for audio/STS Fin 1/28/11
11. squirrel love xstitch Fin 2/2/11
12. mr. moustache xstitch Fin 2/2/11
13. knit fast xstitch Fin 2/2/11
14. finish crochet blanket of doom!! Fin 2/5/11
15. can cozy Fin 2/15/11
16. Dirty Bunny embroidery for hoopla wall Fin 2/16/11
17. combine paint and fabric in artwork - Awesome swap item Fin 2/20/11
18. full apron Fin 2/20/11
19. make envelopes with fun papers - IYP17 swap Fin 2/24/11
20. attempt granny square crochet - slippers for IYP17 swap Fin 2/24/11
21. 3rd TM bag - IYP17 swap Fin 2/24/11
22. crocheted blythe accessories - IYP17 swap Fin 2/24/11
23. crocheted granny square bag - IYP17 swap Fin 2/24/11
24. bamboo scarf - IYP17 swap Fin 2/24
25. button magnets - IYP17 swap Fin 2/24
26. xstitch hoop - IYP17 swap Fin 2/24
27. found object windchime - IYP17 swap Fin 2/24
28. fabric canvas art - IYP17 swap Fin 2/24
29. iPod Touch cozy Fin 2/25
30. thank you gift - embroidered paper crane Fin 2/28
31. altered tin for circus swap Fin 4/1
32. thank you shawl for G/N swap Fin 4/9
33. TM #4 bag for G/N swap Fin 4/12
34. attempt sewing something with a pattern Fin 4/14
35. make another hoop (bigger size) for my hoopla wall Fin 4/14
36. fabric art canvas for me - cow abduction Fin 4/21
37. birthday portrait for sis Fin 4/23
38. birdy hoopla Fin 4/23
39. personal swap TM bag #5 Fin 4/25
40. personal swap hoopla - pumpkin girl Fin 4/26
41. personal swap zombie canvas art Fin 4/29
42. personal swap TM pillows Fin 4/29
43. OHS claim 1 - doodle stitching Fin 5/5
44. OHS claim 2 - steampunk bird Fin 5/5
45. 20 TM panels for May Fin 5/5
46. OHS claim 3 - Harry Potter Fin 5/9
47. OHS claim 4 Fin 5/19
48. lego prop Fin 5/27
49. lego wedding couple painting Fin 5/27
50. 3-D papercut coptic bound book Fin 6/6
51. OHS fail hoop - Frida Fin 6/6
52. OHS claim 5 hoop Frida Kahlo Fin 6/8
53. 20 TM panels for June Fin 6/26
54. 20 TM panels for July Fin 7/4
55. complete a craftster challenge *June* Mixed media - TM pillow Fin 7/7
56. junque journal Fin 7/10
57. light box Fin 7/15
58. Snape shirt for HP show!! Fin 7/16
59. owl post hoop for PirateColey Fin 7/17
60. D&D replica die for wedding (Aug) Fin 7/31
61. HP themed TM bag for PirateColey Fin 7/31
62. heron logo Fin 8/1
63. Hoopla 6 erica hoop Fin 8/2
64. logo for etsy Fin 8/11
65. whimsy art canvas stormtrooper Fin 8/15
66. 20 TM panels for Aug Fin 8/20
67. Erica TM bag Fin 8/21
68. Hoopla 6 kwilty hoop Fin 8/22
69. dino hat Fin 8/22
70. shop TM bag Fin 8/23
71. experiment with dyeing Fin 8/23
72. shop TM cuffs Fin 8/23
73. octobot shirt Fin 8/23
74. blog hoopla Fin 8/25
75. rainbow scrappy shawl Fin 8/28
76. whimsy canvas art for me Fin 8/28
77. tiny book swap Fin 9/5
78. Bead swap rd 2 crafted goodies Fin 9/5
79. TM item (notebook cover) for Sept Fin 9/11
80. 20 TM panels for Sept Fin 9/14
81. cards for swapping Fin 9/25
82. prototype TM clutch Fin 9/25
83. PC hoop 1 Fin 10/29
84. PC hoop 2 Fin 10/29
85. whimsy swap minis Fin 10/30
86. Xmas stuffies Fin 10/30
87. PC xmas gift dyed scarf Fin 11/5
88. prepare and submit something for 2012 BFA art show Fin 11/30
89. PC xmas gift mini reading nook Fin 12/10
90. dyed fabric for A2K and myself Fin 12/13
91. mystery shawl Fin 12/18
92. starry yarn bomb Fin 12/20
93. bearie yarn bombs Fin 12/20
94. hoopla gift for A2K Fin 12/20
95. jewelry for work Fin 12/22
96. yarn bomb #3 Fin 12/22
97. 20 TM panels for Dec Fin 12/26
98. TM item for Dec - 2 pouches Fin 12/26
99. 3 TM pillows Fin 12/26
100. reconstruct some clothes from existing wardrobe Fin 12/29


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: sunspotted on December 31, 2010 07:48:53 AM
And, can I just say, that I am in awe of anyone who can embroider well?  I can fake it, but I love seeing projects done by people who really know what they are doing!  :)

That's exactly how I feel and why I haven't joined an embroidery swap even though I desperately want a hoop wall.  Troublet, your hoop is gorgeous. 

I'm still not making a list, although I have two afghans I would like to make (I've done one square of each so I have a ways to go) and several other WIPs that I've been chipping away at these last few weeks.  My first project of 2011 is a mystery even to me.   ;D  Can't wait to see what I finish first. 


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TroubleT on December 31, 2010 08:15:40 AM
Musiclady and sunspotted, I'd be willing to hold your hand through a Hoopla swap if you want. There's really a wide variety of skill levels in the Hoopla and all of the hoops are just gorgeous. :)

I have one piece that I have to finish tonight for STS and then I'm headed into dishcloth land. Mom's birthday is coming up and she's asked for some new ones.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: astormorray on December 31, 2010 08:39:06 AM
my list:
ufos:
1. spin purple/red sock yarn completed 2/5/11
2. spin yellow/orange yarn completed 2/25/11
3. spin green/black yarn
4. crochet wagon wheel bag
5. pink woven scarf completed 1/30/11
6. art for baby's room completed 1/25/11
7. cat quilt completed early 9/11
8. rainbow bag completed 10/8/11
9. hat for myself

in the queue:
10. make lap loom complete, but not tested 1/15/11
11. sun and moon modpodge screens for screen printing completed! 1/1/11
12. abstract screens for screen printing (I said 2, but I think it's going to be 6?) 6 as of 2/6/11
13. scarf for baby completed! 12/31/10
14. skirt for older child completed! 5/18/11
15. decoupage boring spindle(s) completed! 1/17/11
16. woven creature with pile technique
17. mitten pattern for size 2 needles (& resultant mittens) 2-3 pairs?
18. worsted weight linen stitch mittens from scrap yarns
19. mittens from silk/wool yarn
20. mittens from pink yarn
21. turquoise socks
22. mittens from purple yarn
23. rainbow lace socks
24. spin up lots of brown/blue batts - weave into rug?
25. comb and spin romney yarn
26. comb and spin lincoln locks
27. weavette scarf
28. ghost screen for screen printing completed! 1/6/11
29. rag rug (or 3)
30. spin up orange roving and make into mittens (what else?)
31. spin up remains of shetland fleece
32. tiger screen for screen printing completed! 1/5/11
33. dye yardage

new/resurfacing ideas:
34. pouch for business cards completed 2/14/11
35. use new placemat loom (!)
36. paper making
37. dishtowels
38. dpn storage
39. felted sweaters into stuffies
40. portable knitting kit
41. green child sweater
42. red roving rug
43. knitting project bag
44. weave kitchen curtains
45. scarf loom
46. beaded santa kit
47. crochet snowmen
48. dye silk scarf
49. redo sewing room (floor)
50. socks for sister 5/17/11

other:
51. cupcake mittens
52. heart screens
53. tutus completed 4/23/11
54. crochet witch
55. moon shirt
56. jellyfish quilt
57. mug rug completed! 2/21/11
58. moon/sun wall hanging
59. wool creature keychain completed 2/18/11
60. Halloween costume
61. intensely complicated ruffle skirt
62. Eye spy quilt for doll bed



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: PimpernelSmith on December 31, 2010 09:00:57 AM
PimpernelSmith's List of 50 Crafts for 2011

1. Bedside Organizer for nephew (sewn)

2. Bedside Organizer for niece (sewn)

3-10. Boxers for DH (sewn) 8 DONE!   (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=475761)

11-15. Undies for me (sewn)1/5 done

16. Sleep mask for DH (sewn)

17. Convert 2nd hand 'damask' bed sheet into hemmed napkins (sewn)

18. Bind edges on flannel rectangles being converted to 'rags' to use in lieu of paper towels (sewn)  DONE

19. Fleece Snug-Sack for me (sewn)

20. Etch 4 glasses for {late} Christmas gift. DONE! Glass Forum (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368741.0)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=418924)

21. Make a thermal/Henley shirt for me (sewn)

22. Tailor man's shirt into something more jacket-like for me. (sewn)

23. Replace lining in favorite leather coat (sewn and all the powers-that-be aide me!)

24. Replace zipper in blue coat.

25. Attempt to remove cap sleeves from otherwise great shirt to convert it to a tank top.

26. Create some sort of structural support for rolling 'closet' before the weight of coats causes it to collapse.

27. Finish set of napkins for godchildren in the hopes they will prefer them to using the sleeves of clothes (embroidery) 2/4 done

28. Embellish my navy blue hoodie (embroidery)

29-31. Alter jeans so that they are not tapered leg (short, 'Rubenesque' hips such as mine do NOT fair well with tapered legs) (sewn)

32. Finish fingerless gauntlets (knit) DONE! (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=442638)       Knitting Board (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=376674.msg4444191#msg4444191)

33. Create gauntlet gloves out of felted sweater and embellish (felt, sew, embroider)

34. Create Thank You letters by way of taking action shots and labeling all the gifts in use in the image. (photography & photoshop)

35. Finish green bamboo yarn scarf (knit)

36. Finish Soleil tank (knit)   http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/PATTsoleil.html

37. Finish Thermal sweater (knit)   http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTthermal.html

38. Attempt to make stole for friend's birthday (knit)  http://frenchgirlknits.com/french_girl_knits_collections/gypsy.php

39. Hanging, discrete trash collector thingy to hang off the side of my computer table
 
40. Finish bead armband for me (peyote beading) Done...more or less
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=476386)

41. Make progress in silk embroidered scarf for my niece, which at this point I am just hoping to have completed by the time she graduates high school -- in 5 years.....  

42. Make another clapotis (knit)  http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTclapotis.html

43. Make topper for our Christmas tree (1/3rd done!)

44. Design and make a jacket for the alien I made for a nephew some time back. (sewn)  

45. Use needle felting to embellish a tea cozy I crocheted and felted 2 years ago.

46. Learn to make wool/fulled hats!!!!!

47. Learn even-count peyote beading

48. Make dust covers for seldom used appliances (sewn)

49. TONS & TONS of mending...not sure how to count this....Done   (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=475762)

50. Reversible, double-knit hat for DH (knit)

  



Craft Annex!
           *a.k.a. the list of all the stuff YOUR lists are making me think of....*

a) sand and spray paint metal patio table
b) non-skid cozy for the steel blender so that it can be held without our fingers sticking to the sides a la  the flag pole in "Christmas Story"
c) some sort of hook/reel/containment system for the audio cable I use in my car to plug my iPod into the cassette deck
d) hammered copper or brass liner for the bottom of our incense burner, so that the ashes don't fall out.
e) finish patchwork backgammon set I started in 8th Grade Home Ec.
f)  HOW COOULD I FOGET? Design & make a turtle pin cushion that won't roll off the table like all those damn, store bought, tomato ones do.
g) Tea pot drip catchers
h) Cozy for French Press pot
i) (I keep forgetting these because they intimidate me so! I've got everything but the hardware...) Roman blinds for the bedroom, with blackout fabric on the backj)
j) Craft a dust skirt of some sort to disguise ugly drip tray and roller needed for big houseplant.
k) Create an advent calendar/DT.
l) Create suitable bail for glass pendant, so that it hangs correctly
m) Sew a tiny pouch that can ride on my belt loop/hand sanitizer/carabeaner (sp??) watch that will hold medical gloves so that I have them at hand anyplace in my workplaceDONE! (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=446120)
n) Re-do popped quilting on the quilt my grandma gave me
o) Finish afghan for my brother
p) Get my hands of a mini sandblaster for etching..$$$...?
q) make a plastic, durable mat to catch the mess when I work with plants indoors.
r) tea wallet DONE (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=377404.msg4454833#msg4454833)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=444495)
s) start garden seeds DONE!
t) get herb and vegetable gardens planted
q) Dora nap set for niece's birthday.DONE!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=464125)

(*what's this make....68 now?!*)

Accomplish all of the above without doing anything to myself that might require: a) stitches b) a tetanus booster or c) a prosthesis.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on December 31, 2010 09:32:36 AM
Hours to go to the New Year...well, where I am anyways!  :D
I'm working the last few rounds of my Granny-a-Day squares and will be putting them together to complete my first project in 2011.  I think it will be my first project completed in 2011... ::)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lafemmefatale on December 31, 2010 09:33:36 AM
lapoli- I was going through my feeds just now and came across this: http://www.handmadebyalissa.com/placemat-pattern/

It's a (free) pattern for sewn placemats that's "100% a project for beginners". Since I just learned to thread my machine last night, I figured I might give this a shot and thought maybe some fellow sewing beginners might like to try it also  :)

What a great idea!  As soon as I get settled in my new apartment I'm in!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on December 31, 2010 09:59:22 AM
I'm cheating, and I'm ok with that (however, I do need to straighten some fabric here and there, and I'll wait until tomorrow to do it  :D ). I finished my first weaving project this morning, a scarf that I'm pretty happy with:

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=418374)

Post: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368536.0


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: LaughingLark on December 31, 2010 10:41:32 AM
I'm working on the cowl pattern for the Knifty Knitter from Lion brand yarn. I used Lion Brand Homespun in the colorway Lagoon. I still have almost half the skein left, I think. I'm done with the knitting, but now I have to figure out the best way to finish it off. The instructions for ending the piece aren't great for a newb.
http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/60438.html?r=1&r=1

I might put the pom poms on it, but I have mixed feelings about pom poms...

If anyone else has made one of these, how did you finish it? I will do it sometime this evening, whether I know what I'm doing or not. This cowl is for me, and it's a learning experience. :D I will probably end up making others. It's soft and squishy. It's the first thing I've made on a round KK loom that isn't a hat. That's part of why I am having trouble ending it. All KK hats are gathered at the top to finish them.

I'm home with the kids tonight, and hubby is on night shift, so it's a quiet New Year's for us. I'm happy enough to knit and play with the crafty goodies I got for Christmas.

I might start out the new year by working on the T-shirt rug that has been on my knitting board for months now. That's on my list.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: musiclady on December 31, 2010 10:44:49 AM
Musiclady and sunspotted, I'd be willing to hold your hand through a Hoopla swap if you want. There's really a wide variety of skill levels in the Hoopla and all of the hoops are just gorgeous. :)

I might have to take you up on that, Troublet ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lafemmefatale on December 31, 2010 11:09:26 AM
I'm so envious that everyone is starting already and also glad to see it!  Grad apps are due on Wednesday and I'm moving on Tuesday so I'm not allowed to start ANYTHING.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: llisaredd on December 31, 2010 11:52:04 AM
I'm cheating, and I'm ok with that (however, I do need to straighten some fabric here and there, and I'll wait until tomorrow to do it  :D ). I finished my first weaving project this morning, a scarf that I'm pretty happy with:
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/thumbs/202376_31Dec10_3.JPG

Post: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368536.0

I replied on the other thread, but wanted to say again that you did a great job! It's really lovely :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: SilverWing on December 31, 2010 01:06:55 PM
Alright! It's done, so I'm officially in, lol! I'm doing this along with the destash along, so the list is the same for both, really.

The List:

1. Tote for Marisa
2. Fat Quarter Apron
3. Alot Plush
4. Wallet
5. Tote
6. Amy Butler Purse/Bag
7. Clay Art Doll
8. Sew a Shirt
9. Alice Doll Dress
10. Ear Cuff
11. Ren. Faire Dress
12. Mom's Ren. Faire Dress
13. Jammies
14. Sewn undies
15. Journal
16. Marisa's Pen Holder
17. Clay Covered Altoid Tin
18. Steampunk Clay Figure
19. Doll Chair
20. Doll Bed
21. Doll Bag
22. Car Trash Bag
23. Fabric Baskets
24. Paper Clay Doll
25. Greeting Cards
26. Scrapbook
27. Digital Scrapbook Honeymoon
28. Finish Alex's Painting
29. Stenciled Shirt for Wes
30. Sew Jeans/Pants
31. Fisherman Pants
32. Wallet
33. Tote
34. Yoga Matt Bag
35. Pentab Painting
36. Wrap for Mom
37. Project Bag
38. Wonderland Doll
39. Logo
40. Blog Site
41. Marisa's Blog
42. Garter
43. Doll Dress
44. Drawing for Wes
45. Bookends for Marisa
46. Halloween Costume
47. Mini hat
48. Knit Something
49. Bunka Doll
50. Minion Ami
+5 crafted for swaps
Wee! Here we go 2011!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on December 31, 2010 01:34:34 PM
I replied on the other thread, but wanted to say again that you did a great job! It's really lovely :)

Thank you!  :)

I need to quit looking over everyone's list. I'm completely glutted on ideas.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: kunoni on December 31, 2010 01:44:20 PM
silverwing-LOL at #48- knit something.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: SilverWing on December 31, 2010 01:59:28 PM
silverwing-LOL at #48- knit something.

lol, yeah, I can't knit.  Like at all. It's awful.  I got a cute little kit, and I've been trying, but so far not much luck.  I can crochet like a mad-woman, but needles just confound me, lol.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 31, 2010 02:06:36 PM
silverwing-LOL at #48- knit something.

lol, yeah, I can't knit.  Like at all. It's awful.  I got a cute little kit, and I've been trying, but so far not much luck.  I can crochet like a mad-woman, but needles just confound me, lol.

That's how I feel about crochet. And hooks. :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: hngoodlett on December 31, 2010 02:20:26 PM

f)  HOW COOULD I FOGET? Design & make a turtle pin cushion that won't roll off the table like all those damn, store bought, tomato ones do.

I have had this pattern bookmarked forever, which you might could use as a starting point . http://www.craftpassion.com/2010/04/sewing-tutorial-turtle-pincushion-with-pattern.html (http://www.craftpassion.com/2010/04/sewing-tutorial-turtle-pincushion-with-pattern.html)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: soorawn on December 31, 2010 02:21:39 PM
Silverwing & Kukoni, you two should arrange a skill exchange :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on December 31, 2010 02:40:53 PM


f)  HOW COOULD I FOGET? Design & make a turtle pin cushion that won't roll off the table like all those damn, store bought, tomato ones do.

I think you should switch to magnetic ones  :)  I looooove my magnetic ones.  I have to admit that mine are store bought however there are tutorials online to make them as well.  It's an extra added bonus that if you drop a pin, all you have to do is slowly run that baby across your floor and the pin will be found - and not by your bare foot!    :(


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: LaughingLark on December 31, 2010 02:43:43 PM
I finished the cowl. Now I need to do the hat to go with it, and  then I can cross one project off my list. It was beautiful and unseasonably warm here today, so I took my Knifty Knitter along to the park, and watched the turtles basking on logs in the pond (in December!) while finishing it up. Before I left, I marked the place where I needed to sew the top part with a length of waste yarn. I winged it on sewing it in place. It seems to have turned out okay. I'm going to need it very soon, because another cold front is moving in tonight. Pix are posted in the Knifty Knitter thread here:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=51877.msg4331629#msg4331629

Edited to add:
I just tried it on again, and pulled it up like a hood. It works well that way, so I don't need to make a hat. I will need to be more careful to leave some less tension in my sewing on the next one, though. There will be a next one for sure. This was a great project, and very fast. Once I get better at them, I'll make a few as gifts. :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: kunoni on December 31, 2010 02:49:36 PM

silverwing-LOL at #48- knit something.

lol, yeah, I can't knit.  Like at all. It's awful.  I got a cute little kit, and I've been trying, but so far not much luck.  I can crochet like a mad-woman, but needles just confound me, lol.

That's how I feel about crochet. And hooks. :D



[ramble] Me too! I took so long to learn how to knit. My mother tried to teach me, but she hates knitting so she was impatient, and I failed miserably. Then I took a class and now I can decrease, increase, purl and knit on straight needles, and nothing else. Even those I tend to mess up. Crochet is even worse. I can only do a chain stitch (sort of). I just can't stand knitting because of the way I hold my yarn/needles. I'm a lefty turned righty, so both of my hands are sort of dominant, so I can't figure out a good way to hold it, and I end up getting "yarn burns" and finger sores because I put my finger on the top of the needle, and use the other hand to push the loop of yarn up, then let go, but that pokes my fingers out. In a few weeks I'll buy a knifty knitter set, because they seem fun and I really like loom knitting.[/ramble]



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 31, 2010 02:51:47 PM
Kunoni - All of knitting is knitting, purling, increasing and decreasing. With those skills, you can do anything!



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: LaughingLark on December 31, 2010 03:00:45 PM
Kunoni, I like the Knifty Knitters because I don't have to remember where I was if I get interrupted, and they are relatively toddler-proof. They are a good place to start. The loom that gets the most use is the hat loom. You can also buy them separately or in a set. They are great for TV projects.

I was 46 before I figured out crochet. Now I like it, and hope to learn more this year. Needle knitting is the hardest for me, mostly because as soon as I get a rhythm going, I have to stop to go do something else. As soon as my life is not as much of an "interrupt-a-thon", I hope to move beyond the knit stitch.  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on December 31, 2010 03:20:09 PM
silverwing-LOL at #48- knit something.

lol, yeah, I can't knit.  Like at all. It's awful.  I got a cute little kit, and I've been trying, but so far not much luck.  I can crochet like a mad-woman, but needles just confound me, lol.

That's how I feel about crochet. And hooks. :D

Ditto that. The two times I tried to learn to crochet I wound up with stitches lined up down the hook, like I was knitting. No idea how I did that  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: soorawn on December 31, 2010 03:27:13 PM
down the hook?  hey, that's tunisian crochet!  Go girl! :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lafemmefatale on December 31, 2010 03:29:42 PM
I love the cowl! Beautiful colors!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: LaughingLark on December 31, 2010 03:33:09 PM
Crochet did not "click" for me until I could watch youtubes of the parts that confused me over and over until I got it. I don't know anyone who would have been patient enough to show me.  :D

Speaking of crochet, does anyone know of a beginner-friendly pattern for an earflap hat? My ears are never, ever warm in the winter. I got frostbite on them when I was a dumb and fashionable teenager who did not like to wear hats. It only took one instance of frostbite to cure me of that silliness. Now they hurt whenever it gets cold outside.  ::)
Added to list:
30. Make a crochet hat with earflaps.

soorawn, that reminds me! I need to try that.
31. Make something with the Tunisian crochet hook that found its way home with me last fall.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on December 31, 2010 03:33:20 PM
Yeah, I have a hard time with the foundation row and then, just the general number of stitches. At least when you're knitting, all of your stitches are on the needles.

So, since everyone ELSE is doing it, I thought I'd join in the fun.  My first finished project for 2011:

3. Thumbless Mittens for my son - posted here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368557.0

They're kind of the most ridiculous things EVER.  But, they keep his hands warm.. just in time for our 60 degree weekend.

I've also finished up 10 dryer balls (#37) and started my Hemlock Ring Blanket (#23) and the fingerless gloves for our postman (#40).



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Crafting Angel on December 31, 2010 03:41:48 PM
Happy new year everyone! ;D I can't wait to start with my list tomorrow, I will admit that I have started gathering everything and slightly started projects, only because if I have something already started then it will force me to finish it and again Happy New Year everyone! :D hope you all complete all of the projects that you want to complete this year! :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: kunoni on December 31, 2010 04:13:07 PM
Kunoni - All of knitting is knitting, purling, increasing and decreasing. With those skills, you can do anything!



but I don't wanna :P  I like crafts where I can see myself progressing, and I can never tell the difference between one row and another while knitting, so it bores me.


I wanna do a mini list. Here's my january list:

1. large-ish plush to finish up flannel scraps- ready to sew
2. 2 plushies for dad's birthday
3. an ear-flap hat


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on December 31, 2010 04:52:16 PM
down the hook?  hey, that's tunisian crochet!  Go girl! :D

Yep, down the handle, as if it were a knitting needle. My mom got a good laugh at it when I told her. Little did I know I was rocking Tunisian crochet. Totally intentional  :D

lapoli- those mitts are awesome!

Happy New Year everyone!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: LaughingLark on December 31, 2010 04:56:21 PM
Lapoli--those little mitts are cute! Great idea, and you'll have them for the next cold day down there. :)

I have a picture of the T-shirt rug I neeeeeed to get finished, and another UFO on my Tadpole loom. I keep moving these projects aside to get at other things, so they need to be completed and put to use. The little Tadpole loom is fun to use, but I started this scarf right before hubby bought me my rigid heddle loom last summer. Anything that was not weaving was abandoned for a long time. The knitting looms are easy to use, and produce a nice double-stockinette. They are also supposed to be good for doing intarsia patterns, which still scare me. Depending on how my year goes, I might attempt an intarsia scarf on one of these looms. For now, I need to add:
32. Finish knitting loom scarf.

The yarn I am using for the scarf is "I Love This Yarn" from Hobby Lobby. I do not recommend using Red Heart on the small wooden looms. The results will be stiff as a board. Wool would be better, but this scarf is for a kid. The Hobby Lobby yarn is nice and soft, and easy to care for.

Here is a link to how these are used. You can cast on to a knifty knitter long loom this way as well. It makes a nice squishy scarf, and I like this method better than the one that is taught with the KK looms.
http://www.knittingboard.com/Articles.asp?ID=133
I like to thread my yarn through an old pen barrel before I start knitting. Makes the work more ergonomic and much faster.  :)

The T-shirt yarn is made of 1/2 inch thick continuous strips. 1 inch is too thick for my projects. Tutorial here:
http://mousechirpy-polkadotpineapple.blogspot.com/2008/03/tutorial-t-shirt-yarn.html

Edited to add:
I just found project #33. A simple crocheted cowl like this one. I think it would be fun and relaxing to work on in a multicolored, painterly yarn.
http://crochetcowls.blogspot.com/2010/10/cowls-make-great-firsts.html


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: kunoni on December 31, 2010 06:27:06 PM
Oh yes, happy new year, 8) and that scarf looks amazing! ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: april again on December 31, 2010 07:01:49 PM
I am doing a 50 projects in 2011 for myself, but I am doing all jewelry or jewelry related projects. One of my New Year Crafting Resolutions was to limit myself this year to my favorite craft and master skills (and save money on just one craft :) )

I do not have the list yet but I do have a notebook paper filled with projects from books,magazines and the web I wanted to do :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: sheepBlue on December 31, 2010 07:51:55 PM
Added some new projects after going through everyone's list  :)

17. try sweater felting/crafting
18. attempt sewing something with a pattern
19. make some sort of display for current collection of ATCs
20. create 20 ATCs and trade
21. BIL bday present
22. make something from fused plastic bags
23. mend clothes
24. (if I'm brave) create and apply street art on campus
25. bleach stenciled tee
26. combine paint and fabric in artwork
27. make some bottlecap pins
28. make envelopes with fun papers

Almost done with one of my items!!! Just need to pull myself away from the internet for an hour or so LOL


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ffrogg526 on December 31, 2010 10:20:29 PM
I finished project #2 on my list!  Technically I finished it in 2010 but I'm counting it on my personal list for 2011 since I finished it today.  So anywho - I'll take pictures sometime later and post them.  But the shrug I'm getting paid for is finished so I can hand it over on Monday or Tuesday when I get back to school/work.

Now - I can start the shrug for the significant other's mom.  I'm not sure how its going to work out though...  doing the same project with two strands of yarn is much thicker so...  hmmmm....   ???


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rlynn on January 01, 2011 12:15:08 AM
I am cleaning out the craft room.  Its too cluttered and messy.  I hope a bit of sprucing up and purging of odds and ends that I have accumulated over the years but have no use for will jump start the motivation.  Its starting to look better...I can see the floor and some table space. 

I am slightly amused that I rang in the new year organizing my sewing notions.   


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lady4feet on January 01, 2011 01:38:42 AM
Wow about 5 hours into 2011 and this thread is up to 43 pages! Here's my new list

1.   Asian quilt
2.   Pull harness
3.   Button wreath https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4367176#msg4367176
4.   Boot organizer https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4645735#msg4645735
5.   Supernatural necklace https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=374340.0
6.   Auburn necklace  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=374340.0
7.   Boondock saints hooplas
8.   Wooden button skirt
9.   Another Bra
10.   Boxers for hubby
11.   Crocheted cloche https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4432616#msg4432616
12.   Peeps bunting
13.   Reusable gift bags/wrapping https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4654486#msg4654486
14.   It happens afghan/quilt
15.   Jayne hat https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4644819#msg4644819
16.   Fabric curlers https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4436394#msg4436394
17.   Dog leash hanger/shelf https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4369879#msg4369879
18.   Star afghan https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4644819#msg4644819
19.   Panel for messenger bag
20.   Granny square purse
21.   Duct tape dress form
22.   Nevermore stencil shirt https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4427518#msg4427518
23.   Egg beater clock
24.   Outdoor flag
25.   Dog clothes
26.   Wrap front shirt
27.   At least half of postage stamp quilt
28.   Craft room floor
29.   Sewing maching cover https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4432616#msg4432616
30.   Sweater boots https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4654486#msg4654486
31.   Tie on sandals
32.   Bacon ornamenthttps://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4644819#msg4644819
33.   Name art
34.   Frame diploma and tassel https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4369879#msg4369879
35.   Wreath https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4644819#msg4644819
36.   Tatted bookmark
37.   Wallet https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4422923;topicseen#msg4422923
38.   Stepping stones
39.   DIY shampoo https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4367176#msg4367176
40.   Bowl covers
41.   Chair cover https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4682120#msg4682120
42.   Random box projects https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4453783#msg4453783
43.   Mario bit project
44.   Woven denim bag
45.   Firefly crosstitchhttps://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4644819#msg4644819
46.   Halloween dress https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4660010#msg4660010
47.   Holiday bunting/garland https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4389696#msg4389696
48.   Bella mittens
49.   Pattern project take 1
50.   Pattern project take 2




Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: inmywindow on January 01, 2011 02:05:54 AM
Changed my list around and added quite a few new things! Reading through this thread has given me far too many ideas! I also completed my first one today as I've made (well modified) a Moleskine into a 5 Year One Line a Day journal  :)


1. Finish Weekend Bag
2. Laptop case
3. Camera Case
4. Wallet
5. Pretty Summer Dresses
6. Make a Skirt
7. Apron (maybe a craft apron?)
8.Oven glove
9. Pot Holders
10. Sewing Machine Cover
11. Headband/ear warmer thing for cycling
12. Messenger bag
13. Fabric calendar/organiser
14. Slippers
15. Learn to knit and knit something that isn't a scarf
16. Pillow cases
17. Cushion covers
18. Baby present for Burnage Baby
19. Baby present for the Bray baby
20. Secret
21.Bunting
22. One line a day journal - Completed
23. Yoga mat
24. Yoga Mat bag
25. Crochet hook roll
26. Birthday present for Katie
27. Birthday present for Peter
28. Birthday Present for Adele
29. Birthday Present for Sarah
30. Pretty dressing gown
31. Mooncup holder
32. Needlebook
33. Present for Joshua
34. Full set of placemats and coasters
35. Cloth pads and holder
36. Crochet hat (that fits!)
37. Obi heat/cold pack
38. Clutch bag
39. Bag organiser (and some extra bits to go in it)
40. Lunchbag
41.
42
43.
44.
45.
46.
47.
48.
49.
50.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: sheepBlue on January 01, 2011 06:22:53 AM
So I finished my first project mere minutes away from midnight lol. I'm still counting it. I'll have pictures of my scrappy legwarmers soon. Happy new year!  ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rackycoo on January 01, 2011 06:32:57 AM
Happy new year, everyone! I'm going to concentrate on my getting my sketchbook done to start out the year. The deadline is in two weeks, and I don't want to be embarrassed by my work (or lack thereof).


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 01, 2011 07:41:03 AM
I will be doing the same as racky.  Two weeks to finish the sketchbook.  I think if I got nothing else done I could turn in what I have right now...  it wouldn't be great but I could turn it in and every page would have some amount of color on it.

So - I have a plan...  now...  to stick to it!  I shall conquer the craft supply mountain that's taking over my space!  ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 01, 2011 08:11:23 AM
Happy New Year Everyone!!  NEW RULES

PLEASE NOTE NEW RULES:

Please do not post your list multiple times...you can do a mini list if you add items so that the rest of us can steal ideas from it :D  Just not the whole list over and over...

As you complete items, please do NOT post the list--post the project and perhaps the number from your list.

You can also post a link to your project that you posted to another part of Craftster or post the pics directly here for all to see...

I will be spending the next few days cleaning up and pruning the thread so if you want to clean up your own, please do so!  Other wise, you might see some posts disappear and your list might not be as neat as you like it! :D

I am also keeping a list of all of the participants...like last year, we will have some contests and prizes...the number of projects is not as important as your participation in the thread... :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: astormorray on January 01, 2011 08:23:42 AM
#13! scarf-thing for baby.

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=418570)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=418567)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: myloveasdeep on January 01, 2011 08:24:41 AM
1. Mohawk hat for husband
2. Bouef Borguignon
3.  Donuts
4. At least ten kinds of mashed potatoes from this list: http://www.foodnetwork.com/holidays-and-parties/50-mashed-potatoes/index.html
5. Clip-on earring holder
6. Something semi-colon related, probably a shirt or pillowcase
7. Finish scrap granny afghan my husband and I have been working on
8. Satin cord and big beads necklace
9. February Lady sweater
9. Finish puff-sleeve sweater that’s been languishing just shy of the last sleeve for far too long
10. Finish mustard cowl from Christmas yarn/make a shrug if there’s enough left
11. Construct a chunky bead necklace with a vintage brooch accent
12. salted caramel hot chocolate mix
13. homemade vanilla
14. homemade marshmallows
15. Family ornaments in balsa wood frames for next Christmas
16. Fridge Scrabble for many people
17. Compost bin
18. Scrabble pillows
19. Finish Santa Fe trip scrapbook
20. Figure out the perfect chicken soup recipe. If you have a great one let me know! I make roast chicken at least once a week and my leftovers soup is always bland.
21. Make end-of-year gifts for all of my 170 students. It's my first year of teaching and they are special. Something writing-related with a quote on it..
22. Finish Moby Dick embroidery and frame it
23. Embroider that tentacle pattern I saw somewhere
24. Stencil "I'm pretty gangster myself" shirts for my husband and me
25. Make myself a knitting t-shirt and necklace
26. Make myself a sturdy garter belt for burlesque
27. Car trash bag (I don't want to do this. Personal swap?)
28. Shoe clips
29. Jayne hat (I am bartering with the art teacher, she's designing me a tattoo and I am knitting her a hat)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 01, 2011 08:42:21 AM
ha ha I love your #4--I had no idea that there was more than one way to do mashed potatoes!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: musiclady on January 01, 2011 09:46:09 AM
1. Doll House Felt Board

good thing because the munchkin's birthday is in a couple of days and I was running out of time!   :D

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=418591)

All that isn't pictured are some flowers for the grass.  Now, I just have to figure out how to wrap it!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 01, 2011 09:57:13 AM
I slept in WAAAYYYY late today...and we only went to bed around 2am, there should be no reason that I would need to sleep until noon :(  Too much sleep = another late night to compensate and tired all day tomorrow.  Bleh.  I'm hoping to get started on some project(s) today and likely will finish a couple even with my limited hours left in the day now.  Going out to dinner with friends later, so I'm up against about a 4.5 hour deadline to get things going :o


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: kategirl on January 01, 2011 10:03:04 AM
I'm really going to try hard to do 50 projects over the next year!  I'm not quite sure if this is my final list yet; I've been in a bit of a crafting slump lately (lots of plans but little doing) so my goal is mostly just the total number of projects.  Here it is so far:

1. Finish knit sweater vest
2. Jayne hat (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/jayne-cobb-hat-3) (at husband's request, he loves Firefly)
3. "Manly" scarf for husband
4. Weekender type travel bag
5. Dress (Simplicity 2886 (http://www.simplicity.com/p-1798-misses-dresses.aspx))
6. Dress (Simplicity 3503 (http://www.simplicity.com/p-1886-misses-special-occasion-dresses.aspx))
7. Shirt (Simplicity 2690 (http://www.simplicity.com/p-1640-misses-tops-and-dresses.aspx))
8. Shirt (Simplicity 2310 (http://www.simplicity.com/p-5379-misses-miss-petite-tunic-vest.aspx))
9. Dress (Simplicity 2591 (http://www.simplicity.com/p-1549-misses-dresses.aspx))
10. Shirt (Simplicity 4076 (http://www.simplicity.com/p-2093-misses-knit-tops.aspx))
11. Cardigan (Simplicity 2474 (http://www.simplicity.com/p-3647-misses-sportswear-threads-collection.aspx))
12. Pants (not sure yet on pattern)
13. Shirt (not sure yet on pattern)
14. Knit/crocheted wrap or shawl
15. Leather bodice (for ren faire costume)
16. Chemise (for ren faire costume)
17. Sewing machine dust cover
18. Paint a piece of furniture
19. A gift for my niece
20. Crochet ripple baby blanket (http://www.coatsandclark.com/Crafts/Crochet/Projects/BabyChild/LT1531+Crochet+Ripple+Baby+Blanket.htm) (A gift for my upcoming niece!)
21. Domesticated skirt (http://sewastraightline.blogspot.com/2010/03/domesticated-skirt.html)
22. Skirt (not sure yet on pattern)
23. Refashion a pair of shoes
24. Refashion a shirt/sweater
25. Belt/sash
26. Finish painting/redoing interior of jewelry box
27. Wood letter blocks (http://www.newlywoodwards.com/2010/02/around-block.html)
28. Throw pillow cover
29. Finish embroidered tea towel
30. Earrings
31. Rug for in front of fridge
32. "Swiffer" duster tops (http://sewmuchado.blogspot.com/2010/02/tutorial-reusable-swiffer-duster-cloths.html)
33. Get rid of craft supplies I will never use
34. Paint candle holder/dishware
35. Organize craft supplies - A place for everything and everything in its place!
36. Learn how to sew an invisible zipper
37. Make a One-Line-A-Day journal
38. Crocheted bowl (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/filigree-bowl) (this time for my mom)
39. (Another) crocheted beaded necklace
40. Wallet (the last one I made has seen better days)
41. Crocheted squares
42. Exercise shorts
43. Paint a room
44. Ten dollar ledges (http://ana-white.com/2010/10/ten-dollar-ledges.html)
45. Farmhouse bed (http://ana-white.com/2010/01/plans-how-to-modify-farmhouse-bed-to_09.html)
46. Frame bathroom mirror
47. Decorative name plaque
48.
49.
50.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 01, 2011 10:11:10 AM
welcome kategirl!  Nice list--we will keep you motivated to get a lot off your list (and we may add some to our own list!) :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: LadyLeitzen on January 01, 2011 10:16:47 AM
i think i might jump in this year. after all, it is only january first, right?

definitely not a complete list

CROCHET
1. grandma's beaded shawl
2. my honeymoon shawl
3. five-spice hat for myself
4. matching mits
5. hat to match post and cable mitts
6. lace sweater
7. space invaders scarf

KNITTING
8. baby sweater
9. novelty scarf
10. lacy shawl
11. stripe fingerless mitts

SEWING
12. set of four placemats
13. baby quilt
14. cupcake apron

CHRISTMAS BAGS
15. farm bag (name of fabric patterns)
16. spice bag
17. potato bag
18. fruit-stripe bag
19. john deere bag #1
20. john deere bag #2
21. large fruit bag
22. bright green peace bag
23. guitar/camo bag
24. gingko leaves/bird bag
25. parasol bag
26. cherries/cupcake bag
27. hot peppers bag
28. tea cups bag
29. red/black grilling bag
30. cat paws bag
31. sewing spools bag
32. berries bag
33. nautical script bag
34. golf bag #1
35. batik/african bag
36. golf bag #2

i'm sure i'll keep adding more, here and there. happy crafting in 2011!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 01, 2011 10:25:39 AM
OK--my goal this first weekend in 2011 is to organize!

Here is my first project to help me keep track of what hook I am using for my crochet projects!

If you are like me, you have several projects that use the same size hook...I have multiple needles of the sizes I use most, but sometimes, even that is not enough...so, to be sure I don't forget which hook I am using, I made these combo crochet markers and hook markers...

First, I made a boatload of paper beads from my 2010 calendar pages...I guess that could count as a project as well :D

The project behind the markers will be done today as well...as you can see, I have marked it with the marker "K"...


I made a few of the sizes I use the most, like "I" and "J"...since I made plenty of beads and bought plenty of those lobster clasps, I can make them as I need them as I
organize my projects today!

So, I guess I have 2/50 done today! :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: sheepBlue on January 01, 2011 10:30:12 AM
Those are neat Always! I made some paper beads before but never made much with them. That's a great idea.

I'm about 15% away from finishing my Teesha Moore bag!!! I finished stitching all the panels together and have to whip up a lining and some handles and then sew the rest of it all together  ;D ;D I might have two things to post at the end of today!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 01, 2011 10:32:31 AM
The paper beads are lightweight and will not pull on the yarn...as an added bonus, if you hook it to your last loop, it will keep your work from unraveling! :D

Can't wait to see your bag!!  I still have my TM stuff in a box--hopefully I will get it done sometime this year!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on January 01, 2011 10:50:23 AM
Completely finished my first (sort of) hat. Now my head shall be warm  :D  2/50!

Post: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368616.0





Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rantyhippie on January 01, 2011 10:58:10 AM
ha ha I love your #4--I had no idea that there was more than one way to do mashed potatoes!

We are a mashed potato family. My fiancee's favorite kind being carrot mashed potatoes. They are awesome.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 01, 2011 11:02:46 AM
Thanks for the link...I just got my first issue for 2011 of Vegetarian Times so I am collecting more recipes for fruits and veggies!

These will help me with my 2011 resolution for a healthier lifestyle! :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rlynn on January 01, 2011 11:19:10 AM
Happy New Year Everyone!!  NEW RULES

PLEASE NOTE NEW RULES:

Please do not post your list multiple times...you can do a mini list if you add items so that the rest of us can steal ideas from it :D  Just not the whole list over and over...


Sorry about that.  I've gone through and edited my posts.

I like the beads you made as well.  They look really pretty; hard to believe they were paper.

redflags, cute hat.  I need to get on the ball.  Tonight I plan on working on a very late Christmas gift, a swap item, and if I have time number 9 from my list...the wee waka training pants for Aria. 


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on January 01, 2011 11:21:41 AM
musiclady - i really love that felt board! i hope your daughter likes it. ;)

redflags - I love your hat! Believe me--sewing a seam is MUCH more involve than knitting with circular or double pointed needles.

always - what a clever idea! genius!

Here's my second project for 2011! I'm not going to post them anywhere on Craftster b/c I'm sure they've been done a million times already.  :D

#37 - Wool Dryer Balls



I guess I went sorta crazy making them, but winding yarn is endlessly entertaining.  I've decided that these will all become part of gift baskets for family and friends this year. :)

Here's a picture so you can see the scale of them:



48 more to go!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: batgirl on January 01, 2011 11:41:59 AM
I think I will add "eat dinner at Myloveasdeep's" house at least 10 times. :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 01, 2011 11:46:36 AM
ha ha batgirl--

lapoli--wow--those are great!  Is that part of your stash I see peeking out in the back!! wow--looks like you have plenty of yarn to make 48 more!

no problem rlynn--the post your list only once rule was at the request of many members who were in the 2010 CAL to try to keep this thread from being easier to maneuver through! :D  Still, no one is going to get busted for doing their own thing! (I am not huge on rules since I can never remember them... :D)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ariethine on January 01, 2011 12:16:49 PM
Alright!! Finally ready for this!! :D

Depending on how you look at it it's fortunate/unfortunate that I couldn't possibly cheat on this (ALL CONSUMING GUILT!) So I'm starting today. Easy project or two! lol

50 Projects 2011!!
1.) Zippered pouch for sewing machine compartment.
2.) Purple Floor Cushions.
3.) Full outfit for BJD
4.) Cute bookmark for me.
5.) Red/Black Knit Scarf for Gma.
6.) Green (AprilDraven Valentine Slouch) hat for mom.
7.) Earring Organizer!
8.) Recon a Barbie.
9.) Tiny Top Hat.
10.) Make at least 3 Pad/Pantyliner/Tampon Holders.
11.) Scoodie!
12.) Stencil Something.
13.) Finish my shawl thing!! OMG!
14.) Make a few coupon books!
15.) Make magnets.
16.) Crochet/Knitting Tote!! :3 (bookmarked)
17.) Make a Ninja/Surgical mask. (bookmarked!)
18.) Bathing suit or two!
19.) Make slippers!
20.) A few Ferret hammocks.
21.) Crochet/Knit a few small blankets for ferret. (Perfect red heart yarn stashbuster!!!)
22.) Crochet/Sew a few toys for ferret.
23.) Make a cute box for my hats!
24.) Make a gray skirt (pieces cut out and lost. T.T)
25.) Knit legwarmers!
26.) Fingerless gloves/Armwarmers.
27.) A whole Steampunk outfit for me. (to take a slot for each item or item set)
28.) A corset!
29.) Reupholster two couch parts my grandmother is giving me. (Later on!! >< $$$) 
30.) Make my own knit/crochet combination project!!
31.) Make my own doll.
32.) Make outfit for said doll.
33.) Make outfit for said re-conned barbie listed above. (lol)
34.) Draw pictures to create a coloring book!
35.) Figure out how to make the scarf from the weird looped yarn I got for xmas.
36.) Create my own individual storage for my electronic cords. (I HATE CORDS!!)
37.) Recon my desk into a stashing machine!! :3
38.) At least 2 placemats, and at least 4 coasters!
39.) At least 5 Amigurumi for me and others!
40.) Plastic bag holder!! ><;;
41.) Hanging organizer for on my closet door.
42.) Make my own backpack/messenger bag.
43.) Gray quilt for the bf.
44.) Similar gray quilt for me.
45.) Fun pencil pouch for me!
46.) Halo plush for the bf.
47.) Buy some soft cotton/natural/possibly organic yarn and make washcloths.
48.) Halloween costume for me.
49.) Pajama pants for me.
50!)Will add birthday presents, swap items and other misc. presents as I go along! (They count too! ^ ^ )

And ladies/possible gents, if you notice a few things off of your lists, yes! They were amazing and I had to snag a few. Thanks for the inspiration!! All of my items are subject to change at any time. lol Thanks for your patience!!

But by the way, does anyone know of a really good corset pattern?


EDIT!!
E1.) Must... make a poppet. :P I'm seeing them everywhere and they're soooo cute. I have to try and make my own!!
E2.) Bustle skirt!!! :3
E3.) Teesha Moore Bag!
E4.) Teesha Moore JOURNAL/BINDER!!
E5.) Latchhook rug.
E6.) Ear cuff! :)

ACTUALLY FINISHED!!
1.)Comissioned Hat 1 - Blue and Aqua!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: sunspotted on January 01, 2011 12:23:41 PM
Musiclady and sunspotted, I'd be willing to hold your hand through a Hoopla swap if you want. There's really a wide variety of skill levels in the Hoopla and all of the hoops are just gorgeous. :)

I may take you up on that in the future, thanks.

I'm almost done my first project of 2011, but I have to make a tassel.  I HATE tassels.  In fact I hate them so much I think I'm going to actually clean my bathroom first instead of that.  I'll be back with a picture eventually though.  Congrats to those of you who have already posted. 


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: DncingDreamer on January 01, 2011 12:49:40 PM
Does it count if I just sketched a picture of Shakespeare for my niece's project? If so project 1 of 50 done! Hahaha


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: LaughingLark on January 01, 2011 01:01:34 PM
Alwaysinmyroom, I am totally going to make stitch markers with the letters like you did. I get sore hands if I don't use ergonomic hooks, which are a lot more expensive. I like to flit around from project to project, though, and this is a good solution for me. Then I can be as A.D.D. as I want about making multiple things at the same time.  :D

Lapoli, I need some dyer balls, and I have some wool that's a bit coarse for wearing, but should work for those. I've been meaning to get some made. On the list it goes.  :)

 
I finished the T shirt yarn rug this morning. It was getting really heavy, and I bound it off before it got too big to go in the washer. I used 11 T shirts to make it. It's comfy to stand on. I'll probable make more of them, but in my kitchen colors.

I should work on more of my WIPs, like the loom knit scarf, but I decided to start yet another project. I'm trying to knit a hat in the round on circular needles, which is on the list. I'm using more of the Lion Brand Homespun. It's a pain to needle knit with it. Oh, well. At least the nubbly yarn might hide my mistakes... :D

All of my list is now together in the first post I made in the thread. I put a link in my sig so I can find it when you all inspire me to add more (constantly).


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: superhooker on January 01, 2011 01:33:24 PM
Woo!  officially 2011!  I've been thinking about a list for the last couple of days, but I figured I'd wait until today to do real posting.  Some of my projects are "finishing" projects...stuff that is started, but I need to get it totally done...I hope thats ok?

1. knit sweater for cousin
2. stitch markers for spinning group
3. can apple pie filling
4. can jams
5. stripey baby sweater
6. baby hoodie
7. baby dress
8. baby snow suit
9. baby romper
10. cotton knitted patchwork afghan
11. wool knitted ribbed bedspread
12. overdye 2 ugly projects
13. spin and knit lace shawl
14. scour and wash 50 pounds raw wool
15. dye 10 pounds merino roving
16. knit CPH from handspun (yarn already spun, just have to knit)
17. knit leisel from malabrigo
18. knit a ninja mask for Alexander
19. finish my giant painting for living room
20. sand and stain the picnic table
21. make a pad for my rocking chair
22. make dipped candles
23. make a bunch of corn heating packs
24. sew skirt
25. sew skirt
26. sew skirt
27. knit a tablecloth for study
28. knit tablecloth for living room
29. finish pomatamus socks (0.5 of one sock done, 1.5 to go)
30. knit cabled hat for Eddie
31. knit hat for Brandon
32. paint nutcrackers for Alexander
33. card a ton of batts
34. knit dorflinger tee: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dorflinger-tee
35. knit this cardigan: http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=104&d_id=36&lang=us
36. knit baby surprise jacket
37. knit little blue sweater: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/little-blue-sweater
38. felt dryer balls
39. sew 10 project bags
40. blossom sweater
41. skeleton art quilt
42. art dolls
43. 3 mug rugs
44. fair isle bag
45. make your own path art
46. coiled baskets
47. swap item
48. swap item
49. new awesome purse
50. gnome hat
51. swap item
52. swap item
53. swap item
54. swap item
55. swap item

That's what I've got so far, but I'll be sure to add on to this post when I think of more things!!!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ariethine on January 01, 2011 01:35:10 PM
Oh man. I was more than halfway finished with the hat for my mom... i have to tear it all out. @[email protected] I was missing a panel! Dang. I was on a roll too. /sigh  ::) That's life. lol


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: sheepBlue on January 01, 2011 01:38:13 PM
I finished my bag!!  ;D Here's the link - I'm so happy its done and awesome. Here's a thumbnail to give you a sneak peak.

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=418642) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=418641)

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368624.msg4332538#msg4332538

I also finished my legwarmers - will definitely keep me warm as I was kinda overheating modeling them in the bathroom LOL. I threaded some yarn on the tops so I can tie them to my calves since I get kinda annoyed when they slide down my legs in the course of a day. They used up a couple of yarn balls that weren't big enough for full projects! I love the scrappiness of them.



So my list updated

1. Teesha Moore bag Fin 1/1/11
4. crochet leg warmers Fin 1/1/11
23. mend clothes Fin 1/1/11

Yes I did mend the couple of pants that needed a quick fix for some seams that were coming apart.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on January 01, 2011 01:39:27 PM
Your bag is awesome, sheepBlue!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 01, 2011 01:44:57 PM
Ok - Maybe I'm a bit slow - wouldn't be the first time...  exactly how do the wool dryer balls work?  They're cute!  I like them...just not really sure what they do.  ???

Those beaded crochet/hook markers are great!  I haven't made beads like those since I was a kid but I may have to consider trying it again. :)

And sheepblue - I already commented on your other post for it but I still love it!  It rocks! ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: kunoni on January 01, 2011 01:57:48 PM
Woo!  officially 2011!  I've been thinking about a list for the last couple of days, but I figured I'd wait until today to do real posting.  Some of my projects are "finishing" projects...stuff that is started, but I need to get it totally done...I hope thats ok?
24. sew skirt
25. sew skirt
26. sew skirt

superhooker- I'm sorry, but that just had me in giggles.


I'm working on project #1 as we speak. I kind of fits in my destash-along-ing, making my imaginary stash even smaller. I organized it yesterday and seriously, I'm certain I could fit my whole stash (paper,fiber,fabric and paints) in two large Ziploc bags and have room left over. The paints are not a crafting stash really, nor are they mine, they're just paints from my mum, my brother and my sister plus a few I bought, but I keep them because I use them the most.

My project's a plush pillow thing. It's a moose. Or a deer. or a caribou or an elk, well anyways, It has antlers. It's just not a reindeer  ;D


Alwaysinmyroom- any chance you could do me a small favor? You know how for topics/posts you can choose a message icon that will show up near the title and on the replies to posts? Any chance you could change it so that the destash-along and the 50 projects-along could have different ones? I just get so confused between them and I'm sure others do too and this would really help.

Thanks..


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: superhooker on January 01, 2011 02:23:18 PM
Woo!  officially 2011!  I've been thinking about a list for the last couple of days, but I figured I'd wait until today to do real posting.  Some of my projects are "finishing" projects...stuff that is started, but I need to get it totally done...I hope thats ok?
24. sew skirt
25. sew skirt
26. sew skirt

superhooker- I'm sorry, but that just had me in giggles.

hehehe, yeah I want to make myself some skirts, but as of now, I only sew by hand, so each one is going to take a while to stitch...I figured I'd list them seperately, so I wouldn't get too downtrodden!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: sheepBlue on January 01, 2011 02:28:35 PM
Thanks guys for the comments.

I'm debating what my next project is going to be...I'm thinking the felted balls. The instructions say after I'm done felting the balls to rinse them in a vinegar/water solution...any fiber enablers know why? I'm a bit confused at that part.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on January 01, 2011 02:30:28 PM
Are they just plain ol' felted balls? I don't see why you'd have to use vinegar at all. I never have with any of the ones I've made by hand.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: sunspotted on January 01, 2011 02:31:44 PM
Started yesterday but finished and tasseled today.  Made just because I felt like it so it will probably end up in my Shop the Swap shop.  

1.  Stocking cap -- not true colour, actually a dark, deep red.




Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: vampedangel14 on January 01, 2011 02:31:56 PM
My guess about the vinegar/water solution would be to prevent the color from the balls from bleeding. Not sure why else either.

I will be starting a project in about an hour and hopefully will have something to show for it before bed time.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on January 01, 2011 02:32:41 PM
Yay, sunspotted! I guess that means your bathroom is clean, too?


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: sheepBlue on January 01, 2011 02:32:54 PM
Yeah felted balls from yarn scraps. I'm not doing any dyeing, and all the yarn I have should be color-safe already I think...good to know lol. I think I'll skip that last step. We'll see what happens.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ariethine on January 01, 2011 02:41:19 PM
Okay guys, you are seriously sucking me in!! lol I resisted the teesha moore bag for a while, but now I'm seeing all these rad bags popping up, and I'm really thinking about it... @[email protected] :) Awesome job!! I've already started my reconned barbie, atm I'm using an emory board to scrape the seams off. Anyone have any tips? lol



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: DaisyTattoo on January 01, 2011 02:49:35 PM
I am gonna join this year and see how many I can get done.

Black-not yet started
Green-In progress
Purple-Complete

1. Recover Computer Chair
2. Hoop art (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=262456.0)
3. Crayon Rolls (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=356379.0)
4. Nintendo Pillows...or cases (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=221678.0)
5. Boxy Bag (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=318486.0)
6. Makeup Case (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=176509.0)
7. Cover for computer monitor
8. Cover for keyboard
9. Learn to Knit
10. Quilted name pillows (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368809.0;topicseen)
11. Learn to embroider
12. Doodle art stuffy
13. Plastic bag holder
14. Labrador Cross Stitch
15. T-shirt quilt
16. "Procrastinator" Tshirt
17. Large for Crafty Detective Swap
18. Medium for Crafty Detective Swap
19. Small for Crafty Detective Swap 3/3
20. Small for Crafty Detective Swap
21. Make a slipcover for the couch(this will probably never happen...but I can dream)
22. Organizer for wii controllers/nunchucks
23. Organizer for PS3 contollers/buzz quiz controllers
24. Necklace
25. Earrings
26. Sharktopus
More to come...


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: soorawn on January 01, 2011 03:27:42 PM
I've closed down my 2010 list... and have still lots to do.  So I guessed it would be a good idea to make a new list with the overdue stuff and projects I am working at now, and see what I can do this year:

1. Red velvet top.
2. Coat.  I want one of those lovely things with wide skirts and fitted at the waist.
3. Trousers.
4. Finish tute for my website.  It's a very detailed one... when I finish this, I'll explain better.  WIP.
5. Finish red dress -WIP.  This is a lovely long silk 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!
6. Summer blouse -got the most interesting pintucked fabric for it!
7. Corset.  Totally new at this.  One day I'll gather the courage to draft this pattern and go for it.
8. Finish lace gloves - WIP.  I should have tried to make my first pair of gloves out of something solid  .  When I finish them they're going to look so smart, though.
9. Doll.  A biggish one.  New skill to learn here.
10. Ferret plush.  I found a pattern that looks way too cute not to do this! - WIP.
11. Backgammon tokens -I got a box of sculpey for xmas!
12. Case for backgammon game.
13. 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.
14. Make some paper.
15. Goldwork embroidery - WIP.
16. Fused work doily.
17. Bracelet.
18. Girl with a pearl earring – knitted wall hanging. WIP.
19. Tudor rose bag.
20. Crochet striped pullover – WIP.
21. Write pattern for Gemini socks – WIP.
22. Design summer top – WIP.
23. Finish suit jacket.
24. Make a big, huggable object with that plushy yarn that resembles fleece.
25. Design a whole line of knits.

I am sure I'll have a lot more to add to the list.  I just need 60-hour days and maybe I'll manage.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: kunoni on January 01, 2011 03:45:07 PM
Okay guys, you are seriously sucking me in!! lol I resisted the teesha moore bag for a while, but now I'm seeing all these rad bags popping up, and I'm really thinking about it... @[email protected] :) Awesome job!! I've already started my reconned barbie, atm I'm using an emory board to scrape the seams off. Anyone have any tips? lol



nail polish remover and rubbing alcohol. Will take off any mistakes, and her make-up.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: luckdragon on January 01, 2011 04:31:57 PM
I'm in!  I'm going to do this month by month...listing 50 projects is just too overwhelming and I lose focus too quickly!  :P
So, for January:

1. PinkLeo's Luna Lovegood scarf: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=238536.0
2. Embroidery hoopla hoop for me (plus the OTT embroidery hoopla swap hoop due Jan 10)
3. Weekender bag - late christmas present
4. Skirt for me
5. Batch of crocheted dishwashing scrubbies
6. Gleek shirt for dd
7. wand from Instructables tutorial


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Sarad on January 01, 2011 04:36:32 PM
Here's my list, with more to come!

1. Finish setting up craft room! (We moved into this house in October, and I have barely touched it!)
2. Book page wreath
3. At least 1 self designed garment using dress form
4. Stencil I am the Stig shirt for bf
5. Utility belt purse
6. Organize whimsies received from crafts
7. Make some kind of picture or sculpture using whimsies
8. Make origami Hello Kitty stars from the paper I got
9. Reconned book purse
10. 2 cat beds
11. 1 dog bed
12. Make curtains for living room (right now, there is just fabric pinned up in front of the windows)
13. Make a skull fabric quilt for bf
14. Stencil panda shirt
13. Stencil Medieval England Iowa shirt for a friend
14. Embroider Big Foot shirt for same friend
15. Use at least 2 patches on jacket
16. Thai fishing pants
17. Complete freaking plaid jumper I've been working on for 2 years!
18. Finish skull sweater (also been worked on for 2 years)
19. Scoodie
20. Knit Bella's mittens
21. Knit caliometry for me
22. Sew hand puppets for library
23. Fused plastic Target bag something
24. Curtains for bedroom
25. Paint bedroom
26. Beautify outside of card catalog in craft room
27. Origami crane mobile
28. Knit skull washclothes
29. Finish Christmas bolero for sister #2
30. Knit Birthday earflap hat for sister #1
31. T-shirt scarf thingy
32. Bottle cap table
33. Aranzi Aronzo dolls (Especially the Kidnapper!)
34. Create rug for kitchen (undecided on type)
35. Dryer balls
36. Cat toys
37. Dog toys
38. Make enough crafts to open an Etsy shop
39. Skull flower barette
40. Sew a skirt
41. Stencil a skull t-shirt
42. Hairbows out of houndstooth ribbon
43. Make something out of the fab printed jersey material I got (leaning towards T-shirt)
44. PJ pants for bf


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: vampedangel14 on January 01, 2011 05:49:04 PM
I finished one!
20. Make a cork board for my craft room



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 01, 2011 06:02:34 PM
Vamped - that corkboard is adorable!  I love the fabric you used!

Number 2 on my list is done!   ;D  I'm already ahead of my project list at this same time last year!  ::)  And please forgive the horrible pictures...  its midevening on New Year's day...  we had a relatively peaceful day so pajamas all the way!:D

This is the shrug open in the front.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=418713)

And held closed.  It could use a shawl pin but I haven't made any as of yet.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=418711)

So now I'm working on numbers 1 and 3.  1. sketchbook and 3. shrug for my significant other's mom.  


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rackycoo on January 01, 2011 06:07:15 PM
Great corkboard, and the shawl is beautiful.

You guys are making everyone else look bad.  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rottenlittleboys on January 01, 2011 06:37:11 PM
1) 11 pair of mittens
2) 6 pair of socks
3) 3 shawls
4) 2 quilts
5) Various welding hats
6) Oh for heavens sake, I can't think that far ahead.



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: vampedangel14 on January 01, 2011 06:49:45 PM
Thank you! :D

I am now 50% done with one pendant. Glue probably won't be dry for awhile since it's a thick layer. Once it's done, I'm adding a few beads to the cord and I will have one done. I am starting on another too since they are fast and simple.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rackycoo on January 01, 2011 06:59:18 PM
rottenlittleboys, your #6 cracks me up.  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Aislynn on January 01, 2011 07:00:39 PM
Ooh, that corkboard is gorgeous!  How'd you get the texture to the background?


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on January 01, 2011 07:08:20 PM
Done very little...I'm enjoying seeing everyone else getting things zipped off their lists! =]  Well, done!! 
I did a wee bit of crochet and knitting today.  I'll get my usual schedule kicked off tomorrow and start getting things done.

..early to bed...early to rise...then coffee/crafty time arrives... ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 01, 2011 07:28:19 PM
Finished something tonight that wasn't on my list yet, and frankly, I had forgotten about until I went through and organized all my floral supplies I use to make my head wreaths.  I'll pop a pic up tomorrow...in the meantime, maybe I can find a photo of a similar item on the web somewhere...

EDIT:  Here's a great link!  Goes to a tute on someones blog, there's a cute pic at the top of a little girl using one, and a couple more pics toward the bottom.  Mine were made with about 4-5' of ribbon...I think...and I have one HUGE long one that probably has about 7+ feet on it.  That one will be kept for me to use as a demo to lure shoppers in at the faire :)

http://diy.wed-central.com/?p=42

26. 10 ribbon wands

These work up FAST, and all supplies for these were in my stash :)  YAY!

LIST: http://tinyurl.com/28r6o57

I'm glad I left a bit of room to add things that strike my fancy throughout the year, or if I complete a large swap item.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: vampedangel14 on January 01, 2011 07:30:40 PM
Ooh, that corkboard is gorgeous!  How'd you get the texture to the background?

Oh it's nothing I did, it's on the fabric I covered the cork with. I just added the ribbons and the shrinky star in the middle. I do love it and that was all I have of that fabric aside from a small strip left over. I think I got it a Walmart years ago.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ariethine on January 01, 2011 07:34:19 PM
Ooh, that corkboard is gorgeous!  How'd you get the texture to the background?

Oh it's nothing I did, it's on the fabric I covered the cork with. I just added the ribbons and the shrinky star in the middle. I do love it and that was all I have of that fabric aside from a small strip left over. I think I got it a Walmart years ago.

Nonetheless it's pretty rad. :]


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Aislynn on January 01, 2011 07:46:00 PM
It is!  It looked painted in the picture, so you totally could have taken credit for it.  Hehehe.

I'm 2/3 done with my second dishcloth, and trying to figure out if the scarf is going to happen first, or Annis.  Or if I'm going to do both at the same time.  ^.^


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: waggonswest on January 01, 2011 08:25:22 PM
Whoa...  It is JANUARY 1st and I am 48 pages behind!?!  Eeeep.  I just closed out my 2010 list.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: astormorray on January 01, 2011 08:29:31 PM
After spending many stolen minutes sketching today, I've been doing ModPodge silk screens all night.  I've done 4 in 3 hours!  (although, they only count towards one and a half items.)

 o.O

Huh. If only I'd known I could be so productive while chasing (and being chased by) two small children.  Another night or two like this, and I'll have knocked out 3 more items off my list.  Although, I may run out of glue....  ;)

I'll run off some prints when they are dry... tomorrow!  :D  But now, bed.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: kunoni on January 01, 2011 08:41:11 PM
Whoa...  It is JANUARY 1st and I am 48 pages behind!?!  Eeeep.  I just closed out my 2010 list.

now it's 49 ;)
















Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: sheepBlue on January 01, 2011 08:54:42 PM
I attempted to make some felted balls and my hands are kinda rubbed raw now LOL. I think I'll have to do little batches if I want to make very many. Right now I have 5 that are drying and seem pretty cool  :) But I think I want to play around with felting some more it's pretty addicting hehe.

I also worked some more on my crocheted blanket made mostly from scraps of leftover skeins. I'd say I'm roughly 40% there; looks like it'll turn into a nice sized lap blanket. I'll have to post up some in progress shots since I think this will be ongoing for a while  ::)

Did I ever say I love lists? LOL It makes me pretty darn productive.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: celticgoddess on January 01, 2011 11:27:27 PM
I'm so in. Maybe I'll stay on track.

1. Hubs cross stitch stocking
2. Madison's blanket-finish
3. Octoghan-finish
4. Tree of Life socks
5. Traveling Roses scarf
6. Elephant for Cal
7. Slippers for Nana
8. Socks for Cal
9. Sun and Moon needlepoint
10. Eeyore hoop
11. Wedding album
12. a heartless
13. Sparrow hoddie
14. Shirt for hubs
15. hoop for hubs
16. cross stitch for mom


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: drunkenatheist on January 01, 2011 11:31:31 PM
Sorry for the tl;dr-ness of this post.  I present to you my sorta organized, sorta totally disorganized list.  I've listed items that have a definite deadline date, ones that have a preferred deadline date, and ones that can be anytime throughout the year.  Projects with preferred deadlines are in red.

Anytime throughout the year:

1- Jewelry
2- Learn to crochet
3- Make a monster faced cover for our ugly, stained, but fully functional ottoman (I'm thinkin' purple fake fur and maybe some appliquéd felt facial features)
4- Learn silkscreening
5- More t-shirt recons; want to use up my stash of battered and ill-fitting shirts this year.
6- Bottlecap magnets
7- More photos of my boyfriend and me; sadly, we just hit our 2 year mark in October, and I think we have three photos of us together.
8- Play with polymer clay!  I haven't done that in forever.
9- Jean recon on a pair of my bf's beat up, torn, but relatively usable jeans he donated to my stash about 2 months ago.
10- Blog more about crafty stuff, maybe I'll even piece together an intelligent sounding tutorial!
11- Candy making in general; I'm pretty competent in the kitchen and my cooking skills have improved a million fold since 2008, but I'm not gonna lie, candy making intimidates the crap outta me.
12- Knit something a bit more complex than stockinette or garter stitch
13- Learn how to do cake/cookie decorating that is more extensive than a swirl or a stick figure
14- Customize some Barbies (btdubs? If you're reading this, Craftster member who put up the Tobias Funke doll, marry me!)
15- Felt animals
16- Small curtain for bedroom window
17- Make marshmallows!
18- Improve my Gimp skills significantly
19- Project with posters?!? 

Jan 1 - Feb 28:

20- Block printing (supplies ordered from Dick Blick on Thursday)
21- Hanging jewelry organizer (similar to this (http://www.target.com/Household-Essentials-Necklace-Bracelet-Organizer/dp/B002E3KYWA/ref=sc_qi_detailbutton) - supplies purchased Thursday)

22- Valentine's gift for BF
23- Birthday gift for BF (22nd)
24- Cake for BF's birthday - I'm thinking something classic rock, but I could always amuse myself and go with Star Trek.
25- 3 or 4 cross-stitch pieces....
26- .....and then I can finally get my Etsy store up and running; in a similar vein, network with the people I know who are always looking for new ways to promote their organizations

27- Plan out 2011's herb garden
28- Fix my eyelash yarn scarf.  Started it last year, cast way too many stitches when I started it, and then tossed it into my knitting bag to be forgotten about for the rest of my life.

Mar 1 - April 30:

29- Water pipe cozy (gift for a friend)
30- Organize my crafting pseudo-room
31- Birthday gift for Mom (11th)
32- Birthday gift for Dad (20th)
33- Anniversary gift for parents (5th)

May 1 - June 30:

34- Origami 
35- Learn canning


July 1 - August 31:

36- Halloween decorations (start around mid-August)

September 1 - October 31:

37- Christmas gifts for adult cousins, my aunt & uncle (4 couples)
38- Christmas gift for my baby cousin (will have just turned 4)
39- Christmas gifts for parents
40- More Christmas ornaments

November 1 - December 31:

41- Fleur de sel caramels for Christmas gifts.
42- Perfect my cut-out cookie skills for Hanukkah.  Tracked down a set of Hanukkah cutters sometime around 12.2; needless to say, I did not get the chance to use them.
43- Latke recipes.  Boyfriend gave me permission to tinker with his beloved classic latkes.  WIN!  This year, I had fully intended on making sweet potato latkes with a little bit of heat as well as potato/leek latkes, but didn't get the chance to make more until last week.  :(  I want to get it all figured out before Hanukkah 2011 (which I just learned will start on 12.21.11; SCORE!)

I'm going to stop here with definite projects.  Here are some potentials that have a less than 50-50 shot of panning out.  I know that other projects will come up over the course of the year, so I'll leave myself the 7 project buffer.  I'm already convinced that a minimum of four couples we know will have kids or announce their engagements this year because I'm heading into the new year fairly organized.  We can just consider those 7 missing projects as "emergency embroidery project #1, #2, etc."  lol

Potential projects:

Lemon verbena jelly (http://woodridge.wordpress.com/2010/09/20/herbal-garden-lemon-verbena/) (depends on whether or not we grow verbena this year)
T-shirt blanket (depends on how easily I can get my boyfriend to brave thrift shops with me - I certainly don't have enough t-shirts in my stash to make a blanket)
Something for my boyfriend's parents.  They've just been really awesome to us over the past two years and I want to try to figure out something very "me" that they would appreciate it.
Get a monthly craft night together.  I don't know how feasible this will be; everyone I know who I think would be interested is a bit spread out, not everyone has cars, and we're all relying on changing schedules (mainly retail & EMS).
Halloween costumes. I'm not running myself ragged with this one, but I'm hoping we'll be able to get out to a Halloween party this coming year.
A queen or king sized quickie fleece blanket (one of the no-sew jawns) and fleece PJ/lounging pants.  This one is going to depend on how cheap I can find fleece.
Refinishing a piece of furniture.  We've been talking about reworking our second bedroom and putting in an area for me to use my Wii (and Wii Fit).  My boyfriend has been arguing that we won't need another piece of furniture and I just don't see how it will be possible for us to get the room setup the way we want it without spending cash on furniture.  I've been trying to gently nudge him towards looking in Goodwill to see if we can find a $15 piece that will fit and I can just refinish it myself.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lafemmefatale on January 02, 2011 12:11:55 AM
After spending many stolen minutes sketching today, I've been doing ModPodge silk screens all night.  I've done 4 in 3 hours!  (although, they only count towards one and a half items.)


ModPodge silk screening?!?! Wha?!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: DawnsTrees on January 02, 2011 01:01:00 AM
I am super excited about joining this craftalong!

I have spent the last couple of days trying to figure out how to organize all of the things that I want to make. My friend pointed out to me that I had almost 40 people on my list for birthday and holiday gifts, which does not make this list all that exciting (1. birthday present for mom, 2. birthday present for husband, 3. birthday present for daughter….). I pulled most of that out for the time being and am focusing on items that I know that I want to do, not on how I will be using the items. I will still need to make a totally separate list for those gift items  :(.

I am leaving some blanks for the random inspirations that always come up. I will probably re-organize this list as I go to make it more user-friendly, but for now:

Items I want to make

1. Finish Sketchbook Project completed 1/18/2011
2. fabric scarf
3. finish my super long knit scarf (in progress)
4. small fairy house (indoor version)
5. fairy door for yard
6. build a birdhouse
7. box #1 (boxes that I decorate so that when gift giving occasions happen, I have nice boxes to put the gifts in) completed 2/2/2011 (posted  here  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4378027#msg4378027))
8. box #2 - completed 2/2/2011 (posted  here  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=372802.0))
9. box #3 - completed 06/10/2011 (posted  here  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4592786#msg4592786))
10. raindrop gnomes
11. holiday cards for 2011 (I made 21 cards) completed 12/21/2011 (posted some of them [https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4710915#msg4710915] here[/url]).
12. resin jewelry for craft show (20 pair of earrings - changed to another 20 pendants) - completed 11/11/2011 (posted  here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4687990#msg4687990))
13. resin jewelry for craft show (20 pendants) completed 11/11/2011 (completed a total of 41) (posted  here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4687990#msg4687990))
14. clay pendant (tree)
15. clay pendant (as inspired by the tutorial half way down this page (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=346176.0))
16. loaded clay rose bracelet
17. loaded clay holly bracelet
18. rose/flower necklace - completed 5/10/2011 (posted  here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=380213.0))
19. something worthy of posting on the  Random Acts of Kindness/Positive Thinking Craftalong (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=344664.0) - I still want to do more, but I posted one here  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=344664.new#new) on 03/04/2011
20. A stash of recycled bows (made out of junk mail etc) (I made one out of film and posted it  here  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4609671#msg4609671) Made 9 more of the film bows 11/11/2011. (posted  here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4687990#msg4687990))
21. creative tags (I made about 38 for holiday gifts and craft show tags... no pictures posted)
22. art journal (inspired by Phizzychick’s posts here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=367219.0) and  here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=356020.msg4167603#msg4167603))
23. Teesha Moore inspired SOMETHING
24. pendant from metal clay (min 2 - one for a gift, not sure for who yet)
25. 20 thank you cards (0/20 completed)
26. 20 birthday cards (1/20 completed)
27. 20 general purpose cards (25/20 completed - no pictures posted)
28. paper bead jewelry sets - one set completed 06/22/11. Posted  here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=383608.msg4541915#msg4541915).
29. placemats (possibly using this pattern (http://www.handmadebyalissa.com/placemat-pattern/) suggested by redflags earlier in this board)
30. napkins
31. napkin rings
32. earth assemblage cabinet inspired by  this (http://www.wists.com/TinasDawn/f1e3711b64a33e724d59dc574040ff9c?offset=60)  (cabinet bought 2/8/11)
33. altered jigsaw puzzle
34. a dotee
35. clay jewelry inspired by  this  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=298299.0)as well as by  this (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=234165.0)
36. yard art (still looking for the right inspiration, but I know I want to make something)
37. a few photo safaris (went on one to the beach in the fall - no pictures posted)
38. decorate planters with terracotta embellishments and possibly paints
39. paper bowl (in progress)
40. plastic-bag bag (a bag made out of plastic bags)
41. tie wallet
42.  paper chain scarf  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=367942.0) (probably in red and green for next holiday season)
43. spiral necklace (completed Feb 23, 2011) Posted here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=373809.0)
44. green leaf necklace (completed Feb 23, 2011) Posted here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=373809.0)
45. Journal cover (competed March 6, 2011) Posted  here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=374900.0)
46. turquoise, copper, and coral bracelet (completed March 20, 2011) Posted  here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=376038.0)
47. crocheted wrist cuff (completed April 4, 2011) Posted  here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4477472#msg4477472)
48. finish knitted purple scarf (completed April 4, 2011) Posted  here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4477472#msg4477472)
49. Rapunzel scarf (completed April 13, 2011) Posted  here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=378203.0)
50. glass bead necklace (completed 8/15/2011) Posted  here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=389397.msg4609661#msg4609661)
51. craft challenge with daughter: film canisters (completed 8/26/2011) Posted  here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4609671#msg4609671)
52. craft challenge with daughter: thread spool (completed 8/26/2011) Posted  here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4609671#msg4609671)
53. small book swap - melted shrink plastic cover (completed 9/19/2011) Posted  here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=390637.msg4634956#msg4634956) and
 here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4634963#msg4634963)
54. carved stamps (tree, apple, grass, flower) (completed 9/19/2011) Posted  here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4634963#msg4634963)
55. Alphabet Art Journal (not truly completed, but the base is! 09/20/2011) Posted (url=https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=391443.msg4637181#msg4637181] here[/url]
56-58. Two necklaces and a pair of earrings (completed 09/24/2011) posted  here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=391437.msg4637100#msg4637100)
59-60. two pendants (completed 09/18/2011) posted  here  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4637122#msg4637122)
61. Large paper ornament completed 11/11/2011 (posted  here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4687990#msg4687990))
62-64. Small and medium paper ornaments (completed 15)   completed 11/11/2011 (posted  here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4687990#msg4687990))
65-68. 13 Glass ornaments and a button tree ornament   completed 11/11/2011 (posted  here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4687990#msg4687990))
69-73. ATC box for niece - includes box, ephemera box, sample atc's completed 12/21/2011 (posted  here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=400430.0))
74-75. Story blocks game for nephew completed 12/21/2011 (posted [https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4710915#msg4710915] here[/url]).
76. button tree for step mom  completed 12/21/2011 (posted [https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4710915#msg4710915] here[/url]).
77. monster bookmark kit completed 12/21/2011 (posted [https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4710915#msg4710915] here[/url]).


Skills and tools that I want to learn/try (I am not numbering these, but want them “on the record”  :))
rivet metal
grommet metal
crochet - YAY! I made a crochet wrist cuff! (completed April 4, 2011) Posted  here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4477472#msg4477472)
improve soldering
jig-saw for wood and metal
rock tumbler
rock cutter
jewelers saw
book binding
how to make lip balm  (preferably in a tube like chapstick)

Stretch goals
(if I have the time and opportunity):
try wax encaustic art
try glass work (if I can arrange it with my friend who has the studio)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on January 02, 2011 03:37:09 AM
..adding to my list:

44.  18 handknit washcloths (gift)
45.  hand roast 6lbs of coffee (gift)
46.  6 batches of handmade granola (gift)
47.  6 loaves of homemade bread (gift)
48.  box of XXX for XXX (gift)
49.  cardamom pistachio brittle
50.  scour/wash/process at least one fleece hiding in the closet
 


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: tristitia on January 02, 2011 04:19:22 AM
I know that I probably won't get a third of this list done - with a two-year-old who has given up naps and a baby due in May - but I seem to be more productive if I have goals and lists, and probably more productive still if I post them, so here we go:

1.  baby quilt
2.  summer dress for Tilly
3.  pj's for T
4.  christmas sweater for T
5.  christmas sweater for thing 2
6.  D's socks 1
7.  D's socks 2
8.  recycled sweater scarf
9.  gift/small project bags
10.  advent calendar (knit stockings)
11.  Lillehammer hat for D
12.  patchwork coasters
13.  patchwork placemats
14.  some kind of wall art for bedroom
15.  crochet rug
16.  nature table
17.  shelf for T's room
18.  Christmas stocking for thing 2
19.  pj pants for D
20.  handbound journal
21.  dress-up clothes for T
22.  christmas ornaments
23.  embroider something
24.  picture frames - thrifted
25.  spin some art yarn/make batts
26.  spin some different fibers
27.  curtains for playroom
28.  knit something for myself
29.  legwarmers for T
30.  scrapbook for Ds mom
31. to 35.  complete 6 swaps (pref. for different types of things)
36.  project journal
37.  braided rug
38.  make a bag
39.  regular journal
40.  birthday/holiday cards
41.  mittens for T and #2
42.  mixed-media journal cover (gift)
43.  finish baby blanket for nephew to be
44.  knit/spin from stash
45.  get a crafty penpal
46.
47.
48.
49.
50.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ariethine on January 02, 2011 04:44:29 AM
@[email protected] All my projects from yesterday turned out botched or took too long to finish. @[email protected] After a niiiiiiiiice looooooooong rest, I'll be up and at em again.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rlynn on January 02, 2011 05:10:05 AM
DawnTrees...I love number 32. earth assemblage cabinet.  I feel like my toddler has turned me into a magpie like herself.  Little treasures especially natural ones call to me now.  

Well...I didn't get as much done as I wanted.  My little magpie decided to wake up at 2am and NOT go back to sleep at all.  But I did get 2 pairs of WeeWeka Training pants cut out.  Maybe tonight I'll get to assemble them.  They seemed kind of big so it might be good that I didn't get to sew them up.  I can sort of see how they might fit on Aria first.  I thought I might run into the problem of them being too small since the pattern is for 2T.  She is almost 3 and pretty average sized but they seem much wider than she could possibly be.  Meh.  
  


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: musiclady on January 02, 2011 06:07:53 AM
I love your #3 DawnTrees: fairy door.  Which reminds me I want to add to my list

31. finish the tshirt quilt that has been sitting around since I was in college
32. build a fairy garden with the munchkin

Got another market skirt done last night, so now I'm 2/3 with those.  I'll finish up the third today.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: kategirl on January 02, 2011 07:50:24 AM
Yay, I finished my #37 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4332313#msg4332313)!  I took an old little journal I had and wrote down all the months/days for this year so that I can jot down a quick note on what happened that day.  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: astormorray on January 02, 2011 08:45:20 AM
After spending many stolen minutes sketching today, I've been doing ModPodge silk screens all night.  I've done 4 in 3 hours!  (although, they only count towards one and a half items.)


ModPodge silk screening?!?! Wha?!

Here's the tutorial:
http://community.livejournal.com/craftgrrl/3674467.html?page=1


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TroubleT on January 02, 2011 09:02:54 AM
Thank you for that link astormorray! I'll have to give that a try. I have all of the supplies on hand. :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: vampedangel14 on January 02, 2011 09:11:33 AM
Thanks for that link! I'll have to try it out eventually since I have to get more stuff for it. I have modge podge and embroidery hoops though.

When I get back from lunch, I'll have a picture to upload of what I did last night!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TroubleT on January 02, 2011 09:42:26 AM
17. learn how to crochet socks and slippers

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=418846) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=418845)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on January 02, 2011 09:51:24 AM
Wow, Troublet! You're on a roll!

Someone a couple of pages ago (sorry!) asked what wool dryer balls were for.  You stick them in the dryer with a load of clothes and they help to reduce static and wrinkles. :)

I've been working all day on two projects--one of which I know I won't be able to share until mid-February and another isn't quite finished enough to document.  I love feeling so inspired!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TroubleT on January 02, 2011 09:56:57 AM
I'm addicted to my wool dryer balls!

No more dryer sheets getting stuck in the leg of your pants that you don't find until halfway through the work day while it is sneaking down your leg and landing on the floor in front of your class while you're teaching...;)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: candycrack on January 02, 2011 10:47:19 AM
There are alot of projects on my to-do list and I would really love to get them done this year. So here is my list for 2011, I'm definitely excited to start working on things.


01. Curtains for Craft Room
02. learn to crochet or knit (Maybe Both?)
03. t-shirt quilt
04. paper crane mobile
05. Throw Pillows
06. Frame Jewelry Organizers
07. Owl Pillow
08. Braided Headbands
09. Apron
10. Pillowcases
11. Statement Sign (http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/sf/diy/an-easy-doityourself-statement-sign-heres-lookin-at-me-kid-107848)
12. Hand Painted Doormat  (http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/la/how-to/cute-and-crafty-diy-doormat-inspiration-122457)
13. Stamped Clothes Pins (http://www.re-nest.com/re-nest/diy/stamped-clothespins-perfect-for-a-pantry-organize-and-decorate-everything-134123)
14. Up-cycled Pottery (http://www.re-nest.com/re-nest/how-to/how-to-make-adler-inspired-pottery-home-hacks-109017)
15. Swifter Dusters  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/merwing/2057552929/)
16. Embroidered Wall Art
17. Wool Dryer Balls
18. Pot Holders
19. Finish 100 Ideas Project
20. Fabric Flags
21. Dream catcher
22. Finish/Re-Organize Craft Room
23. Dog Beds
24. Cat Nip Toys
25. Paint Both Living Rooms
26. Convertible Dress (http://rowena.typepad.com/rostitchery/infinity-dress.html)
27. At least 3 paintings
28. Magazine Bowl (http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/magazine_bowls)
29. Car Trash Bag
30. Grocery Bag Holder
31. Birds Of A Feather (http://pinterest.com/pin/2213217/)
32. Friendship Necklace (http://honestlywtf.com/diy/friendship-necklace-diy)
33. Finish WTJ & Mess
34. Sketchbook Quote Project
35. Berries & Branches (http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/2008/06/paper-berries-and-branches.html)
36. Paint & Re-Organize Office
37. Rug For Craft Room
38. 5 New Necklaces For Myself
39. Wind Chimes
40. Sailor Knot Bracelet
41. Felt Garland
42. Paint Upstairs Bathroom
43. 5 T-Shirt Recons
44. Put Together Design Portfolio
45. Ribbon Wrap Charm Bracelet
46. Yarn Snowballs (http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/yarn-snowballs)
47. Christmas Ornaments - Inspiration: Here (http://pinterest.com/pin/1881971/), Here (http://pinterest.com/pin/1708233), Here (http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/2010/12/diy-striped-paper-ornament.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+HowAboutOrange+%28How+About+Orange%29&utm_content=Google+Reader) & Here (http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/2008/12/more-ornaments-to-make.html).
48. Wedding Table Centerpieces (Date Still Pending)
49. Wedding Favors (Date Still Pending)
50. Wedding Invites (Date Still Pending)




Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: onegroovyday on January 02, 2011 11:03:12 AM
ok, I have looked at a few lists that you all have posted, and I do have a list a mile long myself.... and but can I ask one question..... can your count of completed projects include things you have done for swaps as well? or do you all not "really" count those?


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: sheepBlue on January 02, 2011 11:06:16 AM
i'm personally going to count swap items. I think the list will be a nice way to keep track of all the stuff I make through the year  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: onegroovyday on January 02, 2011 11:09:42 AM
i'm personally going to count swap items. I think the list will be a nice way to keep track of all the stuff I make through the year  :)

hey SB.... you really are stalking me ;D ...huh?..... and to think I thought it was my imagination that there was a little blue sheep (like in your avitar) running around my front yard.... ;)



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: sheepBlue on January 02, 2011 11:19:37 AM
LOL Well that and the warmer weather.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: onegroovyday on January 02, 2011 11:27:45 AM
LOL Well that and the warmer weather.

and it is really really nice right now...... mid to upper 70's, sunny and a light breeze.....


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: sheepBlue on January 02, 2011 11:30:13 AM
As I'm huddled in my fleece blanket. I never knew you were such a tease  :P :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: onegroovyday on January 02, 2011 11:33:18 AM
As I'm huddled in my fleece blanket. I never knew you were such a tease  :P :D

and a tease I AM!!!!.... just you wait

Im off to start my list of things I wanna do this year...... not actually start a list.... but compile the many lists that I already have


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: batgirl on January 02, 2011 11:36:06 AM
Eeps, I have to make a baby shower gift for a coworker by Friday! That will be one off my list! I must think of some quick & easy ideas that will look good. :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on January 02, 2011 11:45:23 AM
Thanks for the screen printing link! I haven't silk-screened anything since high school, but I used to love it. Another thing to add to my list  ;)

Troublet- those are awesome! I love the colors you used, and would wear those until they fell off.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TroubleT on January 02, 2011 11:49:04 AM
Thanks redflags! They are also super warm which is important to me as my feet are always cold. :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alteredmommy on January 02, 2011 11:56:28 AM
As I'm huddled in my fleece blanket. I never knew you were such a tease  :P :D

and a tease I AM!!!!.... just you wait

Im off to start my list of things I wanna do this year...... not actually start a list.... but compile the many lists that I already have

Ha, I just made a list of all my crafting lists....;D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lafemmefatale on January 02, 2011 11:56:58 AM
I'm def adding that mod podge silk screening to my list!  So excited about it!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: LaughingLark on January 02, 2011 12:06:41 PM
I think I'n gonna have to add stenciling with freezer paper to my list. I've been wanting to try it forever, but never got around to it. Might as well be this year.  :)

I like those slippers, Troublet. I'm thinking of making some kind of cute thing to attach to my memory foam slippers. I have to have some padding or support under my feet or I get backaches quickly. I love the look of Mary Jane slippers though. I wish I could wear them.

I'm working on my hat knitted in the round and a crocheted cowl today. I might also work on another WIP that has been in limbo for a couple of months. I started a long band on my inkle loom, but I don't like how the colors are weaving up. There's nothing wrong with them, but they look a little muted for my tastes. I have only woven like a foot of it, and it is sitting there unfinished. It's not bad enough that I want to cut out the yarn, and I may grow to like it, but just keep putting off finishing it. I have other ideas for the inkle that are on hold till I get it done. I put that on my list, and may work on it some today. I want my loom back!  :D



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TroubleT on January 02, 2011 12:12:09 PM
Stenciling with freezer paper is crazy easy LL!  I really enjoy doing it. :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: luckdragon on January 02, 2011 12:14:36 PM
I'm going to try and keep my list non-swap related just so I can get done some personal projects that have been on my list.  But, OGD, you can definitely count swap projects if you want to...although I'm sure that will put your list way over 50!

I'm about half way through my Luna Lovegood scarf!  I'm motivated by how much you all are getting done in the first couple of days of 2011!  I'm pretty new to crochet and I'm loving how it is coming out!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: onegroovyday on January 02, 2011 12:52:44 PM
I'm going to try and keep my list non-swap related just so I can get done some personal projects that have been on my list.  But, OGD, you can definitely count swap projects if you want to...although I'm sure that will put your list way over 50!

Im sure it will....but there are times I feel like all i have time to do is swap related stuff....however.... I have told myself that I need to cut down on swaps so that I do have time for my stuff toooooo!

* not doing real well .... just yesterday I sent in info for 2 swaps... :P *


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on January 02, 2011 12:53:34 PM
I'm on a swap vacation, otherwise I'll never EVER get anything done for myself!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: solarray on January 02, 2011 01:36:33 PM
i was so excited that i was going to be able to log on and say that i finished something already...but jeez alot of y'all have been really going at it already.  :o  i refuse to feel like i am behind all ready though. :P

so my brother got married in Belize this year and i did 4 scrapbook pages for him of some of the pics as a surprise when i saw him new years day. i'm only counting them as one though cause technically i got one done before 2011. i did however forget to take a pic of them before i handed them over so i'm kinda bummed about that, but am glad that they liked them. i don't see him that often so am not likely to get a pic of them in the for-seeable future.

in my window--sommerset studios had a yoga mat cover project in i think their sommerset life mag sometime in the last year that was really nice. it may be on the website.

somewhere on this thread i read something about a cricket loom so i am off to google it.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: PimpernelSmith on January 02, 2011 01:42:10 PM

WHOOT! One item done ---

20. Etch 4 glasses for {late} Christmas gift. DONE! Glass Forum (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368741.0)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=418924)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: astormorray on January 02, 2011 04:03:07 PM
wow. it's the second day of the year and I'm already working on something NOT on my list. :P


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: drunkenatheist on January 02, 2011 04:17:28 PM
After spending many stolen minutes sketching today, I've been doing ModPodge silk screens all night.  I've done 4 in 3 hours!  (although, they only count towards one and a half items.)


ModPodge silk screening?!?! Wha?!

Here's the tutorial:
http://community.livejournal.com/craftgrrl/3674467.html?page=1

Astormorray, that is awesome.  I may try Mod Podge silkscreening for my first go since I've already got half of the supplies in my stash.  Thanks for posting the tute!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: whatthepuck on January 02, 2011 04:24:29 PM
My #1 project is to knit a sweater. I cast it on yesterday.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: DncingDreamer on January 02, 2011 04:34:01 PM
batgirl my go-to baby shower gift is a fleece knot blanket. They're so quick and easy.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on January 02, 2011 04:34:44 PM
Good For you LolaandBean!! =]
Added 2 swap items to my list of 50+ projects!!  ::)
Nothing finished...yet!
Good for you'all and your finished projects!!  Keep us motivated!!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: SilverWing on January 02, 2011 04:45:54 PM
Ah! I blinked and the thread mutated! It's huge! lol.  I've had a blast looking through everybody's pics, though, you guys have done some awesome projects to kick off the year!  :)  I'm trying to embroider a tote right now.  My thread keeps breaking.  We'll see how long I last, lol. Curse me and my inability to avoide cheap sale thread...arg...


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rlynn on January 02, 2011 04:48:24 PM
Eeps, I have to make a baby shower gift for a coworker by Friday! That will be one off my list! I must think of some quick & easy ideas that will look good. :)

stenciled or applique onesies  
small simple plushie with ribbon tags like  this  (http://chezbeeperbebe.blogspot.com/2010/02/tutorial-and-pattern-rainbow-sunshine.html)
if you knit, soft cotton washcloths for baby; maybe add a rubber ducky to complete the package
its cold out now, so again if you knit, a small beanie or those fab thumbless mittens by lapoli

I'm going to sew up 2 pair of WeeWeka training pants tonight.  I think they will actually fit Aria.  Apparently my perception of her size is way off.  Heh.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: LaughingLark on January 02, 2011 05:22:17 PM
I finished the crocheted cowl. It was super-easy. I made a chain as long as I thought I wanted the cowl to be, slip-stitched the ends together, chained 2 and then did half-double crochets in a spiral until it was wide enough. It's a great beginner project. I used up 3 partial skeins of Lion Brand Homespun left over from other projects. I used a big hook, size P.
Photo is not great because of the flash. The yarn is not as glossy as it appears. My sequined shirt looks kinda silly with it, too.  :D

I wanted one of these because I am always cold in the house, but mainly around my back and shoulders. I always end up taking off sweaters because I hate having bulky stuff near my wrist and forearms. Thought I'd try one of these. I might make another one, maybe a little bit shorter, once I have more leftover yarns.

It was fun, and took two evenings. For someone without a toddler, a cat, and sometimes both crawling in and out of their lap, it might take only one evening.  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Aislynn on January 02, 2011 05:30:32 PM
Ooh, that's really pretty!  I've never seen a cowl that big in circumference before, but it's a terrific idea!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rackycoo on January 02, 2011 05:33:51 PM
I love the colors!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TroubleT on January 02, 2011 05:34:47 PM
LL, your cowl is so pretty! I love those colors. :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rlynn on January 02, 2011 05:35:22 PM
oh the colors are absolutely gorgeous, LaughingLark!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 02, 2011 05:39:23 PM
I am in love with the "shoulder" cowls!  I made one as well to wear while I am sitting at my computer!

Lovely colors, laughing lark!

Troublet--slippers are always a nice project for one's self!  I like a few pairs since I tend to misplace them all over the house...lovely flowers make them extra nice!

love the corkboard project

and, sheepblue...thanks for posting your leg warmers!  I really did not have yarn for mine and now I am thinking of using leftovers since they are for around the house and not to go out in public! :D

Your TM bag turned out great!

I will post pics after I do some mod administrative stuff but I made two hats, a shoulder cowl, a scarf and I have started my crochet socks and wristwarmers! :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on January 02, 2011 05:43:51 PM
I officially made my first project for the year... Hootner Junior Hoot Owl.  I made the rest of his family in 2010 so they don't count - at least towards my goal for the year that is!

I posted pics here... https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368772.0
I started Saturday morning, finished by early afternoon, photographed, typed and edited then got the pattern up and going. 
Tomorrow I will be starting on my next design.  The kids go back to school on Wednesday.  I'm hoping to spend that day cleaning my craft room if all goes well.  I have A LOT of cleaning to do.  Man I trashed it over the holidays!!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: LaughingLark on January 02, 2011 05:51:37 PM
Those owls are amazing!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: DawnsTrees on January 02, 2011 05:59:07 PM
"I made two hats, a shoulder cowl, a scarf and I have started my crochet socks and wristwarmers!"     Holy moly alwaysinmyroom! That would take me FOREVER! I really need to speed up my knitting!!

LaughingLark - the colors are gorgeous! Congratulations on getting a project done!

Yarn or Fabric - those owls are super cute!! I am always impressed with the cute crocheting I see here (I tried it last year and ended up with a rather large, tangled knot...but it is on my list of things to try again this year :) )


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: shan-E-bear on January 02, 2011 06:07:56 PM
Yarn or fabric I LOVE your little owls they are wicked adorable!

I have two completed crochet projects, a scarflet for my SIL and a hat for my mom.




obviously that is not my mom wearing it, but is the pic I sent her letting her know it was done.
One of the fantastic things I'm finding out about crochet is that some of the projects get done so quickly... Yay for instant gratification!!

And I will totally have to make those beaded stitch markers I can't find anything at the store that would work for me, they're all for knitter, of which I am not!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on January 02, 2011 06:28:12 PM
shan-E-bear- I love that scarf! The green is gorgeous and looks awesome with those buttons  :)

All these cool crochet projects are almost making me want to give crochet another shot tonight. Almost! Back to my knitting needles...


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 02, 2011 06:57:44 PM
OK--I just went through the entire thread...only a few duplicate lists to clean up...I also noted the page and reply for each list in case anyone "loses" their list (yeah--I am obsessive!) :D

Just so you guys know--as of today, we have 85 lists so far!!! uhm, if everyone got 50 done, that would be 4,250 projects!!!

Awesomeness is our name!

love the green color of the cowl--and yes, crochet is so gratifying..the stuff I made this weekend was all crochet :D

Did I see thai pants on someone's list?  Do you have a pattern or link?


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: LaughingLark on January 02, 2011 07:14:59 PM
I'm so glad I finally learned crochet. Began to figure it out in Feb of last year, and then set it aside when I got my rigid heddle loom. Now, I hope to get more practice at it again this winter.

shan-E-bear--I love the scarflette. Cute and warm.



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: sheepBlue on January 02, 2011 07:48:13 PM
LL Love that oversized cowl! Looks so cozy. All the crocheted goods are awesome  :) Speaking of which I made major progress on my blanket o' doom tonight. I haven't picked it up in months and already from last night and tonight I'd say I've made about 20% more progress on it. I think a couple more nights of movies and crocheting and I'll actually finish it  ;D Though I don't want to use ALL my yarn on it, so Ill have to do something about that hehe.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: evilSabina on January 02, 2011 08:05:35 PM
Okay. here's my list. Sadly, there are a lot of things from last year's list that I never did. :-\

Painting
1. Finish painting red cabinet
2. Paint and antique cabinet doors
3. Paint sink doors

Woodworking
4. Make sink doors
5. Make sewing/craft table
6. Built-in bench
7. Built-in cupboard
8. Built-in desk
9. Built-in shelves
10. Ironing board cabinet

Sewing
11. Sewing machine cozies
12. Thread catcher
13. 3 name books
14. Scoodie for me
15. Hat for Joshua
16. Skirt
17. Needle books
18. Pin cushion
19. Curtains for Owen’s room
20. Fabric magnets
21. 3 hippos for xmas
22. Xmas stockings
23. Tree skirt

Paper/bookboard
24. Drawers for closet
25. Boxes for patterns
26. Recipe box and cards
27. 3 card sets w/boxes for xmas

Upholstery
28. Re-cover dining chairs
29. Re-cover desk chair
30. Re-cover ottoman

Garden
31. Paths in front
32. Side yard—stepping stones, rock border, plantings
33. Herb garden
34. Veggie garden—raised bed, trellises, plantings
35. Rain Garden
36. Hose Guards

Organizing
37. Buttons
38. Fabric
39. Pegboard for crafty corner
40. Crafty corner
41. Stained/fused glass section of studio


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lindzyt on January 02, 2011 08:21:06 PM
Ok, I've been stalking all weekend and slowly compiling my list.  :)  Time to post it and get a little bit of incentive for actually finishing projects this year!  lol

50 projects in 2011

Clay:
1)   Noah’s Ark
2)   Nativity for mom

Felt:      
3)   felt ball rug   

Jewelry:         
4)   bird's nest pendant         
5)   glass bead necklace   
6)   complete a sailor’s knot bracelet
7)   wrapped ring      

Learning:         
8)   learn needle felting         
9)   learn quilting         
10)   learn to make pysanky eggs (Ukrainian Easter eggs)         
11)   learn to make poppets         
12)   learn to make soap
13)   learn how to do resin casting   

Misc:      
14)   set up a crafting space!         
15)   portfolio for MFA program (20 pieces in emphasis, due in Dec)      
16)   start producing work for Etsy shop   
17)   enter at least one gallery show this year

Niece related things:         
18)   teddy bear         
19)   felt food for niece Gwenivere         
20)   baby gift for new niece (due in April!)
21)   name books   

Paper:         
22)   larger origami crane curtain   
23)   start art journaling
24)   paper cutting piece
25)   paper beads

Painting:
26)   4 sets of wine glasses (4 glasses each set)
27)   Matroyshka dolls

Sewing:         
28)   appliqué skirt         
29)   plastic bag project         
30)   couch pillows         
31)   reupholster desk chair         
32)   scarf and earmuff set
33)   sew a swimsuit
34)   hedgehog pincushion         

So many ideas!  I’m sure this list will continue to grow as the year goes on.  These are just the things I’ve been wanting to do and for one reason or another keep putting off.  This last year was quite the roller coaster; I think having a goal will keep me straight this year.  At least keep me sane!  lol 


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: musiclady on January 02, 2011 08:46:54 PM
I finished another one, good thing because it has a deadline - tomorrow!

2. 3 market skirts



I think my favorite is the green, but I love the elephant fabric, too.  I've had that for 2 1/2 years, waiting for the perfect project to come along!  And I didn't have to buy anything, I had all my materials already.  Bonus!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: aprettymess on January 02, 2011 09:02:08 PM
i am in love with the pink elephant one
super cute


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rlynn on January 02, 2011 09:04:36 PM
love the green polka dot skirt!  the elephants are pretty darn cute though! 


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: sunspotted on January 02, 2011 09:06:20 PM
Those skirts are adorable musiclady, particularly the elephants.  :)

I finished nothing today, but did a lot of crafting.  I finished a baby blanket, except for the edging, I made half a scarf for the Scarf Swap, then hated it and frogged it and started another which I like.  I need to haul out my paper cutter for another project and find my stuffing for yet another.  And I finally found the yarn I needed to sew together something I prepped in December.  Perhaps tomorrow I'll have something to post.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on January 02, 2011 09:57:45 PM
musiclady- Those skirts are adorable! I love the elephant one  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 02, 2011 10:55:50 PM
Cute skirts! I like all of them because I love more than one fabric per item!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: soorawn on January 03, 2011 04:00:08 AM
@ Always:  here's a pattern:
http://inactionhero.blogspot.com/2007/09/thai-fishermans-pants.html

They're not in my list, not my style, but I came across the pattern some time ago so I knew it was around.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 03, 2011 06:07:40 AM
I just need a general shape so that was great!!  I need something loose and that ties for meditation and tai chi!  Thanks!

J_kievet--can't wait to see your arctic themed party!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: myloveasdeep on January 03, 2011 06:09:09 AM
Well, I made Crispy Garlic mashed potatoes with grilled cheese and salad last night. So that's sort of like one done! =) I have tried to make my cowl four different times and frogged it, so it's getting put up while I work on something else. I'm almost done with the scrap afghan and I love it. Today I will stencil some shirts.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: BethieB on January 03, 2011 07:38:27 AM
I'm putting what I have of my list so far into one post, and linking in my siggy...Always, feel free to delete my other two posts if you want, I'll be adding to this one as things go on.
#1 - 2011 Planner
#2 - King sized quilt - yellow and gray
#3 - Perpetual calendar with fused plastic bag pages
#4 - old school NES controller pillow
#5 - 8 memory quilts for the grandkids - Tina, Alan, Dena, Travis, Grace,     Chance, Kylee and Amya
#6 - 3 rag dolls for the little girls - Kylee, Grace and Amya
#7 - 1 Superhero cape for Chancer (because he's an eight year old boy who would not want a rag doll, lol)
#8 - quilted curtains for the living room window (it's cold and drafty!) shelf with curtains for living room window (take pics, this is done!)
#9 - kitchen redo
#10 - quilted checkerboard for the coffee table
#11 - Recipe binder
#12 - shopping bags of some kind - maybe crochet?
#13 - lots of pillows - three for my room and a bunch for the living room (inspiration on my Pinterest)
#14 - redecorate living room
#15 - wall art for living room
#16 - bedroom headboard
#17 - bedroom wall art
#18 - jewelry display box
#19 - fingerless gloves
#20 - Dawn's curtains
#21 - hang crib side for craft room storage
#22 - Anthro inspired necklace
#23 - wire wrapped sea glass pendants
#24 - altered puzzle for the CAL
#25 - laptop sleeve
#26 - cell phone holder for my arm


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: J_Kieviet on January 03, 2011 07:55:03 AM
I got the invitations and napkin rings done, now onto the following:
banner - 1/2 done
snowflakes - found some plastic ones so I just need to add ribbon
crackers
fudge
"polar bear chow"
hats - actually headbands
outfits

Homestead greeter polar bear and outfit
cake
croquettes


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 03, 2011 08:27:52 AM
Wow--polar bear chow--what is that?

bethieb--I think you only did a partial list so I did not delete any of those...I will make note of your new list link, however!  I have something crazy that I am going to use the link numbers for...a surprise! :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Aislynn on January 03, 2011 08:52:10 AM
I'm already halfway through my third dishcloth, but the rest of my crafty plans have been thwarted for the time being.  I think I'm going to cut out the sewing patterns that I plan to use this spring and summer, so that when I actually do the sewing, that part (which is one of my least favorite) will be done.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 03, 2011 09:11:57 AM
Aislynn--do you like cutting marathons? :D

I like blasting music and cutting out several projects at once!  I hate cutting and marking...

I am going to be cutting out loads of PJ bottoms, simple bags and aprons! UGH!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: hngoodlett on January 03, 2011 09:13:07 AM
I love that elephant fabric musiclady! I've finished one project, but need to take pictures so I can make a post. Also adding #21 to my list: Tackle mending pile that has sat around (and grown) since May.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Aislynn on January 03, 2011 09:27:20 AM
I do, Always!  I hate cutting, so I try to get it all done at once, and several weeks before I plan to sew, so I don't get burnt on the project at the beginning.  In this case, I'm planning to cut all the patterns I know for sure I want to sew this year.  That's at least two dresses, two blouses, and a skirt.

Also, I meant to say before, those skirts are too cute!  I love the elephant fabric, but all three of them are precious!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: musiclady on January 03, 2011 09:43:52 AM
Awww thanks!  I love the elephant fabric too.  I have 3/4 of a yard left and I'm not sure what to use it for.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: astormorray on January 03, 2011 10:48:51 AM
#11 - sun and moon screens for printing
#12 - abstract screens for printing



I'll have to clean them up a bit, but the main work is done.  I want more abstract screens, so I'm keeping #12 open.

(maybe abstract isn't the word?  non-figurative?)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 03, 2011 10:50:32 AM
Very nice! Will you be posting on another board as well?  If not, post a larger pic so we who are blind can see! :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rlynn on January 03, 2011 12:17:12 PM
Aislynn--do you like cutting marathons? :D

I like blasting music and cutting out several projects at once!  I hate cutting and marking...

I am going to be cutting out loads of PJ bottoms, simple bags and aprons! UGH!

I do the same.  I thought I was just weird but I hate cutting.  So I normally try to get it all my projects cut out in one night assembly line style.

I need to add one leg band and then I will have one pair of WeeWeka training pants.  Oh and add the absorbent pad...probably should have done that before sewing up the sides.  I may not add that part to this pair.  She actually hasnt had any accidents since switching over 2 weeks ago.  I need to mess with the fit a bit...they are a bit big in the body area but I made the leg bands a wee big snug.  They dont look as nice as the ones DizzerSpinninRound made but I tried on the incomplete pair and Aria didnt want to take them off.  She was mad when I made her put on her store bought underwear; so I guess she likes them and thats all that matters really. 


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 03, 2011 12:20:36 PM
I love that the moon looks disturbed, astormorray!

I am definitely going to give screenprinting and stenciling a shot this year!

I see such clever and simple designs that you pay a lot of money for if you bought them!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: superhooker on January 03, 2011 12:30:47 PM
I was thinking about putting my list in my profile.  Is that a bad idea?  I figured it would be easier to find!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on January 03, 2011 12:32:04 PM
I can't believe how many great projects have been posted so far!

I'm still working on these fingerless gloves for our postman. They're pretty boring to knit.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 03, 2011 12:37:30 PM
Superhooker--last year I sent myself a PM of my list and could look under my PM's for it and copy/paste...why don't you just link it in your signature? Check out lapoli's signature for instance...if you click on her link, it goes right to her list!

I am crocheting socks and they are BORING as well...I just have to get a pair of socks done to prove to myself that I can use tiny yarn one last time! :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rottenlittleboys on January 03, 2011 12:41:05 PM
Superhooker, that sounds like a great idea to me. Life just changes too much around me to make too many plans and then be disappointed when I run out of time or inspiration to complete my list. And then of course, I have spent the money on supplies that stare accusingly at me for years and years, haunting my dreams.

Do I appear to have issues here?  ;)

astormorray, the moon looks like he has not slept in many a night. Love both the sun and moon.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 03, 2011 12:44:25 PM
hey--stop that! No negative talk allowed! :D

Any list is just a guide! Don't let a list get you down!  Or, just don't make a list and just post what you want and add it up later!

You both make awesome projects!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: kunoni on January 03, 2011 12:52:44 PM
Aislynn--do you like cutting marathons? :D

I like blasting music and cutting out several projects at once!  I hate cutting and marking...

I am going to be cutting out loads of PJ bottoms, simple bags and aprons! UGH!

I do the same.  I thought I was just weird but I hate cutting.  So I normally try to get it all my projects cut out in one night assembly line style.

I need to add one leg band and then I will have one pair of WeeWeka training pants.  Oh and add the absorbent pad...probably should have done that before sewing up the sides.  I may not add that part to this pair.  She actually hasnt had any accidents since switching over 2 weeks ago.  I need to mess with the fit a bit...they are a bit big in the body area but I made the leg bands a wee big snug.  They dont look as nice as the ones DizzerSpinninRound made but I tried on the incomplete pair and Aria didnt want to take them off.  She was mad when I made her put on her store bought underwear; so I guess she likes them and thats all that matters really. 

I hate cutting too. I have a weird way of holding scissors,and it gets painful after a while, but I can't seem to hold them any other way. I hat cutting large things, especially fabric, But when it comes to working with paper, all projects I do for fun consist of main paper cutting. I just like cutting card stock (you can feel when you cut, so it's satisfactory)in detail work (small scale).

I may not be able to do my January mini list, but will try to still do mini lists the rest of the months. We have a GIGANTIC ten week partner project at school, and not only does it count for almost all of our marks, but it's an all around project, not just one subject, so it counts for art, science, social studies, math, everything but P.E.
Yes, I realize  10 weeks is longer than one month, but I figure the first month and the last week will be the hardest, because the first month we need to get started, and figure out how well we work and all that stuff, and the last week we have to prepare everything for the showcase (art display,information display, food and dress up...)
o.k. ramble over. ;D

ooh my, while I was typing this, 6 new replies were posted, aren't we popular? ;) ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rottenlittleboys on January 03, 2011 12:56:03 PM
Aw, you always make me smile Alwaysinmyroom.  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: BethieB on January 03, 2011 12:58:49 PM
Wow--polar bear chow--what is that?

bethieb--I think you only did a partial list so I did not delete any of those...I will make note of your new list link, however!  I have something crazy that I am going to use the link numbers for...a surprise! :D

Yay!  Surprises rule!! :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 03, 2011 01:22:02 PM
I have been searching online for all sorts of "sur-prizes"!! ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on January 03, 2011 01:24:56 PM
superhooker - do you mean putting your entire list on your profile or just the link?
I have it linked on my profile since last year I goofed and accidentally deleted it off of my signature line and it took me forever to find it again  :D

On a crafty note...
I am being a complete and total bum today which is not a good thing  but it is what it is.  I will start crafting first thing tomorrow and make up for lost time!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 03, 2011 01:27:18 PM
That happened last year to a lot of people Yarn or Fabric, so I made a spreadsheet with the page and reply link for each one of the participants...I need those anyway for certain things in the future...

You can also copy and paste to notepad or wordpad to keep your list safe...


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: vampedangel14 on January 03, 2011 01:46:24 PM
I have my list saved on my blog since I am also posting my progress there. :D  I just can't figure out how to get my link here to go right to my post. I have it going to the page it's on though.

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4330117#msg4330117

www                                                     topic                   msg
this part is the site                                 this is the thread     your post

click on your own post and that will go into your browser--copy and past into your signature or where you want



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: musiclady on January 03, 2011 01:50:34 PM
 :D  We are so protective of our lists!  My, my.  Hey, you!  Don't touch my list!!!!   :D

My husband has learned to leave the room when I get out my lists . . .


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rottenlittleboys on January 03, 2011 01:53:12 PM
My husband has learned to leave the room when I get out my lists . . .

*snicker, snicker*


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: evilSabina on January 03, 2011 03:16:55 PM

My husband has learned to leave the room when I get out my lists . . .

My husband doesn't mind the lists-- as long as they're not for him.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: vampedangel14 on January 03, 2011 03:39:52 PM
Thanks for the link help! I also fixed the ones in my list as well.
Now I'm off to finish a project for the woman I work with before I do something else on my list. I'm not sure what at the moment.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: djinn_3wishes on January 03, 2011 03:42:21 PM
I have finished my first 2

rainbow bias tape

blue bias tape


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on January 03, 2011 03:45:37 PM
I just finished one of the fingerless gloves.. now to cast on for the second!  After this, I'm going to need a break from ribbing.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: dannispring240 on January 03, 2011 04:47:26 PM
I love this thread! only the 3rd, and already in full swing! hahaha


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: calluna on January 03, 2011 06:36:57 PM
Another year, another list!  ;D Though it's remarkably similar to last year's...

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 2010 (and 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: altered playing cards, 2 hand-drawn cards, mustache propaganda, AFA altered playing card swap
2. knit (and frogged) Halloweenie scarf
3. Pixar Up OTT Swap project
4. Took a handspinning class and got some tips in person
5. Julia Pastrana shrine
6. Crafty gatherings/meetups: Bakersfield spinning group, met up with corduroy cat in Santa Barbara and raeraethejetplane in LA
7. spun "cottage living" batt from freestyle
8. chunky pages: nature-themed chunky pages swap on AFA, pig page
9. "A Virgin of Yesterday" recon journal
10. Wicked Circus altered tin swap
11. map book
12. mini needle-felted Shelbe 1&2
13. needle-felted leaves
14. needle-felted sloth
15. pages for Ongoing Art Journal Pages Swap
16. beeswax inchies
17. rainbow fiber felted coasters and headband
18. pride-festival rapunzel scarf (made and re-made)
19.  2 Project Linus blankets
20.  spin Dancing Dragons fiber, plied with silk
21.  learned Navajo plying
22.  learned corespinning on drop spindle and reworked old yarn and fiber into a corespun yarn
23.  handspun blue/purple beaded silk yarn
24.  handspun "farm-fresh" yarn
25.  colorful tags with melted crayon technique
26.  misty mountain berry-picking yarn
27.  wet-felted vessel
28.  4-elements knitted blanket
29.  pink/purple handspun for LYS
30.  loom/spool-knitting: rainbow i-cords, safety-cone orange i-cord, buttoned sari cuff
31.  blue/purple silk corespinning, as part of a composite yarn
32. 3rd scrap journal
33.  Wizard of Oz art yarn, I
34.  Teesha Moore fabric album
35.  loom-knit wrap pouch with felted stones
36.  PhD x-stitch hoop
37.  many mini buntings
38.  matching cowl and leg-warmers
39.  woven s'crap rug
40.  phoenix cross-stitch
41.  circular map magnets
42.  singed fabric flowers
43.  mixed-media bamboo painting
44.  Wizard of Oz art yarn II
45.  photo "happy birthday" banner
46.  4 scrap journals
47.  handmade holiday decorating
48.  Oz yarn weaving
49.  gourdy handspun, 154y
50.  learned basics of crochet
51.  recon "Nervous Tension" deco
52.  needle-felted angel-dog
53.  Shelbe angel tree topper

To Do:
-   some opulent fiber/needlework to display in an embroidery hoop. maybe a mandala?
-   create CN photobook
-   make something snazzy with packaging materials
-   shisha embroidery
-   set of envelopes with button-and-string closure
-    woven button coaster or similar project (http://www.craftstylish.com/item/42331/how-to-make-a-woven-button-coaster)
-   steampunk gadget cuff
-   take an arts/crafts class or workshop
-   tapestry cross-stitch
-   create WRAP in a book
-   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
-   art journal of the things I wish someone had told me when I was in my teens
-   Amelie-inspired yarn
-   book of those who have believed in me, supported me, or who I am grateful for and indebted to for their love and lessons


WIPs:
-   contributing to Queercraft blog (http://wordpress.queercraft.com) - ongoing
-   a snuggie - arms semi-attached
-   velvet panel dress -need to sew over fusible web seams, add straps and trim, and take in/darts
-   healing/creative process book (ongoing) with TM-style fabric covers
-   x-stitch sign for my door - almost done with decorative portion, need to finish stitches and frame it
-   "Angel from Montgomery" mixed media book project - several pages in progress
-   Klimt tapestry - continental stitches finished! now for the fancy stuff
-   Santa Cruz scrapbook-skirt -lots of embroidery finished
-   update parents' vacation scrapbooks (ongoing)
-   touch-up PA and CN photos - a few done
-   'Naked I' altered experiment journal (ongoing)
-   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 memory quilt
-   "Into the Unknown" altered book
-   tiny hoopla tree ornaments
-   "Girly" comp book
-    needle-felted green lizard
-    4th scrap journal
-    Shelbe scrapbook
-    rainbow fiber project(s)
-    fiber and fabric mixed media ATCs (goat, moth, letters)
-    needle-felted meerkat for pseudo_pix
-    white tencel and sequins handspun (add to another yarn)
-    photo pennant banner
-    shrinky dink buttons -  all are cut out, but I don't know what to draw on them yet :/
-    handspun, knit, fulled and embroidered white and gold scarf
-    large binder ring paperboard book


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: J_Kieviet on January 03, 2011 09:52:56 PM
"Polar Bear chow" is really jut monkey munch, but I am going to use white chocolate
I finished the crackers today - even rewrapped Christmas chocolate in tin foil and added wintery/arctic stickers.
Tomorrow I need to get the ice cream to make the cake...


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rlynn on January 03, 2011 11:03:55 PM
Alright finished one pair of WeeWeka training pants...only 5 more to go before I consider that marked off the list.  
The one thing about cutting everything out assembly style is that it sometimes feels like I get very little done until suddenly I spit out 5 projects in two nights.  Heh.  Right now... my status on January's 7 projects stands thus...

1. Wee wonderfuls doll (Arias Bday) - CUT OUT
2. 3 doll outfits - CUT OUT
3.
4.
5. new cloth seat for Aria's toy umbrella stroller - CUT OUT
6. WeeWeka training pants for Aria -1 pair finished/ 5 more CUT OUT
7.

3, 4, and 7 are not sewing projects so I suppose I can move onto the sewing part.  I do have 2 sewing projects to complete for the Ongoing Wish Swap...I might cut those out and THEN start sewing. 

djinn - thanks for the tutorial for the bias tape...I will likely end up using that at some point.  :)



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: DawnsTrees on January 04, 2011 12:40:37 AM
rlynn - I am so impressed that you have all of that cut out already! I have been prepping a ton for my scrapbook project, I am hoping that the ton of prep work does pay off with sudden finished projects also!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on January 04, 2011 02:40:31 AM
WoW!  I'm finally caught up w/posts!  There is W-a-Y too much to comment on...so many great projects finished/in the works!  
Lapoli...hear ya on the ribbing...one l-o-n-g pink scarf in Dec did me in for awhile  ;)

I've completed a very simple scarf and will post a pic asap.


I've gotten most of the way done w/a hat...just need a wee bit 'o embellishment!

Also, finishing work on an old(think Nov, at least) walker/wheelchair bag is done! ...it doesn't count, but I'll post a pic, too!
 

and my DD has gone back to CA for military duties...she'll be gone for awhile...glad I have distractions! :P


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: SilverWing on January 04, 2011 05:22:40 AM
Well, I've managed to get one tote bag cute out and embroidered, hopefully tonight I can get it all sewn together!  Everyboyd is making me feel like a slacker for not having anything to post yet, lol! Everything is doing such a great job of jumping into their projects, it's making me want to work on mine more!  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 04, 2011 06:06:08 AM
Very nice kittymom13!  I love simple scarves that show off the stitching!

And the wheelchair bag should count!  It is not when you started but when you finish the project that counts! :D

What a lovely pattern and color as well...hope your crafts will keep you busy so you won't miss your DD so much...I was a military child so I know how hard it is to be away from family!

Silverwing--here it is 4 days and I am thrilled that people are already posting or getting ready to post!  Awesome group!  Can't wait to see your project!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: fishstix43 on January 04, 2011 06:29:26 AM
I managed to surprise myself and crank out my first project! It's pretty simple- a plastic bag bag for the kitchen, and went very quickly (30-40 minutes max) once I got it in my head to do it. 



This picture doesn't show the pattern well; it's got lots of little hearts on it and I wanted to use it on something that would be visible most of the time. 

I love instant gratification projects like this and it was a great jumping off point for this year - it gives me hope that I'll be able to accomplish more crafting even though I have less free time this year!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 04, 2011 06:57:47 AM
I will have to show my friend your bag!  I am teaching her to sew and she wants to make a plastic bag holder but does not think she can!!  Of course she can--it is a nice project and like you said, instant gratification (almost!)...

nice...


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ariethine on January 04, 2011 08:22:01 AM
Cool fishtix! I happen to need one of those too. Got a huge wad of plastic bags sitting around.

I like all these other projects getting done too! that scarf is cute, and those little skirts are to die for, too bad I'm not that tiny, I'd have to mail myself to your house to see that purple one! :P


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: solarray on January 04, 2011 08:33:15 AM
got top of a quilt done, now just need to sandwich quilt and bind.  its not a big one but the fabric has been in my stash forever!
will take been when it is finished. it is made out of flannel (i don't know what you call it) it's one of those ones where you sew it so that the seams are on the outside, i've never done one before, went pretty quick during the piecing.

love all the pics of the completed projects already!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 04, 2011 09:16:43 AM
OK, here are the pics of my ribbon wands, as promised.


All 9 that will be available at the medieval faire...I'm thinking I need to make more than just 9, as these are all shorter for kids...

Here's the one super long one, I want to make more in this length, as adults like to play too ;)  See!!!





I'll be off to run errands in a little bit, several of my stops will be for supplies for more of these!  1/50 for 2011 so far.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 04, 2011 09:28:28 AM
One of my favorite events in the summer Olympics is the ribbon twirling!  What fun!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: solarray on January 04, 2011 09:37:29 AM
saphmoon--love the orange one....but the pic with you holding two with two different colors is fab too :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Aislynn on January 04, 2011 09:49:00 AM
Those look like sooo much fun!  I may have to add these to the fairy costume(s) I'm planning.  How do you attach the ribbon so it doesn't come off, if you don't mind me asking?


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 04, 2011 10:07:02 AM
How to make TSM's ribbons wands, mini tute:

Supplies
7/16" wood dowels (usually come in a pack of 6, 12" long, I get mine at Michael's.  You can wrap ribbons or stain or paint these if you like, easiest to leave them natural as they are sanded smooth already.)
3-5yd length of ribbon (who you will be making these for depends on how long to get the ribbon, kids=3yd or so, adults=4-5yd)
Eye hooks, fairly small, 1/2" diameter on the eye or less (sample link: http://www.woodparts.ca/screw_eyes.html)
Lanyard hooks (found by all that plastic lacing stuff in the kid's crafts section)
Small eyelets (found at Joann's, one package should come with the mounting tool and all you need is a hammer.  These come in silver or colors, depending on what colors you are making, you could go either way.)

Ribbon:  Fold over, press, fold over again (to hide raw edge) and press each end of ribbon.  On side for eyelet, make sure you have about a 3/8-5/8" hem after you have folded twice and pressed.  On open end, can be the same or less than that.

Take ribbon with 3/8" end and, using an Exacto, CAREUFLLY slice a vertical and horizonal cut in the ribbon (basically forms a + with the cuts).  Push grommet thru hole, trim excess threads on other side, and place in grommet mounting hardware, hit about 5-6 times with hammer to affix grommet.

Take eye hook and screw into one end of dowel.  May need pliers after you get it screwed in a couple threads as this is HARD on your fingers doing it manually.

Take one lanyard hook and hook to eyelet on ribbon, hook ribbon to eye hook.

DONE!!  PLAY!!!  YIPPEE!!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Aislynn on January 04, 2011 11:12:42 AM
TSM, you're AWESOME!  Thank you so much for that!  I'm definitely going to try and make some of these this summer.

It's dishcloth-a-palooza over here.  I started my fourth one last night, and at the same time, my MIL (who just realized that I was making these, and not buying them) begged me to make her a set of six.  So...I know what I'll be doing in the near future.  I also cast on my ribbed scarf with crochet edging at work.  I was going to do it in wool, but that plan got thwarted for the time being, and as I'm hoping to have the thing done for a trip I'm taking next month, I just used some cotton that I have in my stash.  I have no idea how the pattern is going to work up in the cotton, but at least it'll be more serviceable than wool, here in Louisiana.

Can I just say, though, that Hobby Lobby's brand of cotton is the softest ever...  It's so fun to work with.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 04, 2011 11:16:40 AM
Any ideas on what to do with partial skeins of cotton yarn?  I made a whole lot of market bags last year and now I am over those...I really do not use all of the cotton dishcloths I have...hubby does not like potholders other than his silicon glove...I just can't throw even the littlest bit away!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: ghilie on January 04, 2011 11:23:25 AM
Any ideas on what to do with partial skeins of cotton yarn?  I made a whole lot of market bags last year and now I am over those...I really do not use all of the cotton dishcloths I have...hubby does not like potholders other than his silicon glove...I just can't throw even the littlest bit away!

I've used cotton for ami's.  what about flowers?


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: batgirl on January 04, 2011 11:38:47 AM
Ooh, I bet my nephew would enjoy a ribbon wand!
I will have a baby gift done by Friday, so I will post asap! Probably late Thursday night, lol. I am a notorious procrastinator!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 04, 2011 11:53:56 AM
ghilie--flowers are a good idea!  I can always use them to decorate something for a swap...

batgirl--what did you decide to make? Is the baby here already or is it a shower?


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: superhooker on January 04, 2011 12:13:23 PM
cotton is good for baby items, you could use scraps to make bibs or hats, or even sweaters (if you like weaving in all those cotton ends.)
babies totally don't care if their bibs are made of scraps.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 04, 2011 12:16:03 PM
like a crochet baby bib?  I was also thinking I could use t-shirts to make things for babies...I might have to play around with that idea!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: superhooker on January 04, 2011 12:24:33 PM
like a crochet baby bib?  I was also thinking I could use t-shirts to make things for babies...I might have to play around with that idea!

yeah.  You can crochet a square, pretty much like a dishcloth, and then crochet two straps that button together at the back of the neck.  I've made them knitted like that too...super easy.
T-shirts would make great bibs too, especially if you used a double layer of fabric (or triple) so that messy stuff won't soak through.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: superhooker on January 04, 2011 12:33:03 PM
or you can use scraps to make these:
http://blairpeter.typepad.com/weblog/2011/01/sweater-cozies-for-candle-holders.html

or you can use old t-shirts to make these baby hats...super easy:
http://www.soulemama.com/mamatomamanewborncap.pdf


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: LaughingLark on January 04, 2011 12:52:13 PM
Any ideas on what to do with partial skeins of cotton yarn?  I made a whole lot of market bags last year and now I am over those...I really do not use all of the cotton dishcloths I have...hubby does not like potholders other than his silicon glove...I just can't throw even the littlest bit away!

Make these tawashi!
http://crochetpatternsonly.blogspot.com/2005_05_16_crochetpatternsonly_archive.html
I like to make more than I need, they are handy for little gifts, or to tuck into a swap package as an extra. Cotton ones also make good face/body scrubbies.
 
I love to make them with little bits of yarn. You get some fun results, because of how they are assembled. Some examples of what I mean here:
http://thekidneybean.wordpress.com/2008/02/23/tawashi-rosebud/


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: luckdragon on January 04, 2011 12:52:57 PM
TSM, those ribbon wands are awesome!  Thanks for the mini-tut!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: batgirl on January 04, 2011 12:56:16 PM
Thanks for all the baby shower ideas! I am putting together a basket with a little knifty knitted hat, dryer balls, a taggy, and maybe an applique bib or onesie if I have time and/or need to fill the basket up!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on January 04, 2011 01:08:03 PM
TSM- thank you for the awesome tute! I was wondering if you can use other materials besides ribbon? I know it looks awesome and moves all spiffy-like, but I don't have that much ribbon right now, and now have an itch to make something like it  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 04, 2011 01:20:01 PM
I definitely want to make some t-shirt baby hats to send off! Thanks superhooker!

Those tawashis look like a quick and satisfactory project!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Aislynn on January 04, 2011 01:27:00 PM
redflags, I bet they would look awesome with skinny silk scarves or bias cut stripes of any fabric that flows really well (like chiffon).

batgirl, that sounds like an awesome baby gift!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on January 04, 2011 01:49:05 PM
thank you alwaysinmyroom for your kind words for my dd(and me) :-*

And I can count the wheelchair/walker bag...kewel!  :D  I'll change it tomorrow when I add my granny blanket...it did get it put together and a border put on today...=]  Now to the dreaded housework!!

And ya'all puttin' up links for fun little projects is WAY too tempting!!  ought to be 'shamed of yourselves!!
 ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 04, 2011 02:43:16 PM
I didn't look at this for a day... not even a day because I checked it this morning before I left for work and now its about 5:30 on the east coast and there's been more than 10 pages created!   :o  The projects I've looked at are wonderful!  And I'm sure everyone's project is fantastic! 

I get to start using up part of my stash!  I don't remember what number that was on my list but I get to do it!  I joined the IYP swap and I'm going to use the yarn stash to make a project for it!  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 04, 2011 03:00:59 PM
So far, I have made only projects that were NOT on my original list...yeah--you guys are not helping...I am going to not look for at least two...hours... :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: hngoodlett on January 04, 2011 05:00:02 PM
I just keep adding to my list without finishing things!

22.   Recon red dress. *
23.   Fix up boots. *


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: DncingDreamer on January 04, 2011 05:17:07 PM
I should not be allowed in the Craft section of Barnes & Noble. It gives me ideas! I found a book on "beadpoint". I didn't buy it but I looked it up when I got home. I think it'll be a fun way to use up some of my seed beads. Now I just have to see if I have any needlepoint canvas kicking around

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seiSuI1kA6s

So that's been officially added to my list haha


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 04, 2011 05:23:38 PM
"beadpoint" sounds interesting!  Yeah - I shouldn't be allowed into the craft section at any given bookstore....  recipe for more projects without finishing the WIPs.  ::)  Oh well.  I think if I don't look that up then I won't be able to add it to my list.  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: SilverWing on January 04, 2011 07:06:47 PM
The beadpoint looks really cool! I may have to try that sometime. :)

I finally finished my totebag.  >.< I'm slow, but I'll get there. This was one of those projects where if it could go wrong, it did, lol. All the way down to sewing the handles on to wrong side (would have been between the outer fabric and lining when I turned it right side out). And I totally forgot to stabalize the embroidery, so it bunched up the fabric like crazy around the design. I'm still getting the hang of embroidering. I don't think my friend will notice too much, though. At least I hope not. It's an Urban Threadz design I've been holding onto for awhile with the intent of making this bag, so here it finally is, at least. 

1. Tote for Marisa
Yea!! :)




The flash masked most of the bunching, but it's actually much worse. :(


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Aislynn on January 04, 2011 07:09:09 PM
That's awesome!  And I was going to say...you really can't see a whole lot of bunching at all, but either way, I'm sure your friend won't mind, because it's being eclipsed by the awesome!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: sheepBlue on January 04, 2011 09:06:48 PM
That tote looks pretty good to me! We're all our own worst critics I think, and I'm sure your friend won't even see the flaws.

I am not even sleepy and it's kinda past my "bedtime". My first day of winter semester starts tomorrow and yeah...well at least it should be an easy day with just intro stuff and syllabyi review to get through. I have been busy making the most of my free time before it gets sucked away from me, but for now its top secret IYP swap stuff so I won't have any pics for a while. I did spend some time on my giant afghan tonight though. I was using up some lionsbrand "homespun" type yarn (I think...) and am struck by how annoying it is to work with. I loved it when I was first learning to crochet which I find odd....maybe I'm starting to become a yarn snob lol. 


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ariethine on January 05, 2011 12:39:05 AM
Oh man... I'm falling in love with all kinds of projects... just added a few to my list... <3 I'm currently working on a comissioned hat (or 3 lol). They weren't on my original list, but I'm counting them anyway! I'm shooting for as many projects as I can this year, and with school, I don't have much room to be picky! ^ ^

But seriously, I just watched the teesha moore style journals and bag tutorial... @[email protected] Wow. Love. :D

I love the tote SilverWing!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 05, 2011 03:12:47 AM
That tote is adorable Silverwing!  Great job!  I don't see a whole lot of bunching on your embroidery and like Aislynn said -
either way, I'm sure your friend won't mind, because it's being eclipsed by the awesome!
:D :D :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: astormorray on January 05, 2011 05:35:17 AM
So far, I have made only projects that were NOT on my original list...yeah--you guys are not helping...I am going to not look for at least two...hours... :D

this is happening to me, too.  I'm calling it craftstraction.   ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ariethine on January 05, 2011 05:40:41 AM
Finished the first hat!! Psyched! (Behind... but... lol) I'll post pictures when I'm done with all three. Halfway done with another one. :)

Hope everyone's crafting is going well.


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So far, I have made only projects that were NOT on my original list...yeah--you guys are not helping...I am going to not look for at least two...hours... Cheesy

this is happening to me, too.  I'm calling it craftstraction.   Wink

That. Is. Amazing. lol!!!! Made my morning just as EVERYTHING has been going wrong. THANK you!!!  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 05, 2011 05:56:27 AM
What a great job on the embroidery silverwing!  The tote looks pretty good--I love how we all confess to our mistakes which we only do to each other, right? ;)

ha ha ha my new favorite word--craftstraction!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: vampedangel14 on January 05, 2011 06:26:34 AM
47. Washer pendants



 :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 05, 2011 06:35:45 AM
Those pendants are really cute.  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 05, 2011 06:36:06 AM
Those are really pretty!  Are they for you or for gifts?


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: vampedangel14 on January 05, 2011 06:37:55 AM
Thank you.:)

I don't know what to do with them. They are not gifts and I don't wear jewelry XD  Maybe I'll swap them sometime but as of right now, they are in a plastic container so I don't lose them.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 05, 2011 06:43:18 AM
Oh wow--I am glad that I am not the only one who makes things with no plan for what to do with what I make! :D

I am intrigued by the process and I like trying new things...yeah--I have a whole bag of goodies that I can throw in for a swap or else give when the right person comes along!  I make a lot of jewelry but I rarely wear anything except earrings!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: batgirl on January 05, 2011 06:59:01 AM
I *LOVE* that tote!!! I am a librarian, and I love banned books week!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alteredmommy on January 05, 2011 07:47:29 AM
heh, love craftstraction which goes along perfectly with my personal nemesis procraftstination :D

I can hardly keep up with all the fabulousness being posted on this thread!



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: waggonswest on January 05, 2011 08:10:41 AM
My list for 2011*

Orange for progress.  Green finished!

Quilts

Convergence quilt (machine quilt)
Raw edge circle quilt (machine quilt) march (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=436776)
Michigan and Ohio Star quilt  (finish top, quilt)
MIL's lake quilt
Boy blacksmith's wool quilt
Boy blacksmith's flannel quilt
Zip's car quilt top pieced April and ready to go to the quilter.
Sassy's kitty quilt  Top pieced Jan   (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=429549)
Orange and aqua quilt
Bunny applique quilt (this may become a tablecloth)
Learn a lot LOVE quilt  Feb
MAQS4 Slime Mold Quilt (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=446746)
Robot table runner.  April (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=452712)
Irish Chain Signature Quilt May (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=458384)
MAQS Arise Fair Sun for Pinkleo. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=458782)
Signature Quilt for Niece's wedding.  
Strange Winter for donation.   (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=477561)
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=388596.0
modern irish chain
ribbon quilt
map quilt
bug quilt

Machine Embroidery/General Sewing

Figure out how to use the magna hoop
Organize thread into functional system
Kitchen curtains
dice bag
New ren faire shirt for boy blacksmith
Christmas stockings (to use up random twosies of holiday fabric)
Make something I can wear
New purse designs
Make more chickens for Easter
Eight tote bags for Trivia Night   (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=439633)
Purse for Niece's wedding   (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=464745)
Badges (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=464747) https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=383857.0
Puppets for VBS
Patches for VBS kids and volunteers
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=467683)https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=384698.0
Tablecloths for Niece's wedding (10) plus one fancy embroidered one.  
Mini messenger bag.   (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=483411)
More badges   (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=483559)
Mini messenger bag airship captain Sept (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=485245)
Mini messenger bag keywings   (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=485242)
Dragon party purse   (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=485241)
Alice Costume (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=495448)
crazy fleece hats
fabric and elastic headbands
Figure out and make fleece shawls
Make fleece scarves out of the scraps

Decorating/Home Improvement

Canvas cover for outside bar
Figure out shelving for outside bar
Outside dance floor.  
Redecorate my bedroom (keep dreaming!)
Paint/decorate kitchen
Make new curtain for kitchen window
Heart Garland for mantle and friend
Irish Pillows March (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=435922)
Bunny pillows for Easter (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=443401)
Drama Cats pillows  April   (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=452713)
Finished the rest of the Fourth of July set of pillow covers and tablecloths from my 2010 list.   (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=466896)
Silly spiderweb coasters   (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=485240)
Skull pillows   (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=485243)
White Rabbit Pocket watch
Alice Costume Tutorialhere (http://twasbrilligand.blogspot.com/2011/11/halloween-2011-alice-costume.html)

Photography

Centerpieces, bows and ribbon wall for niece's wedding.  


Set up flikr stream for project photos
Print and frame some of my altered images

Cooking/Entertaining.

80 cupcakes for baby shower. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=424781)

Post menu and pictures of the 12th night party  (Generally do a better job party blogging.)  I can't post any pictures 'cause we didn't take a single picture.  Sigh...  but we did have a party for 70 people with decorations and plenty of food.  
Post more new recipes with pictures
  Lemon Chicken (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=432955) https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=373735.0
Turn original recipes in for family cookbook
Froze squash and posted recipe I used it in on my blog. http://twasbrilligand.blogspot.com/2011/08/make-it-up-to-use-it-up-tilapia-and.html
Host surprise altered journal craft party
Host victorian ornaments crafter party (If I can find those things, I'll get them out of here one way or another!)


Sunpainting

Create better display
Organize paints
Make enough fabric to put together a quilt
Painted a dozen shirts
Write up a tutorial about how to sunpaint.  

OTHER STUFF
Start craft/cooking blog  http://twasbrilligand.blogspot.com
Post/publish quilt pattern
Knit hat for MIL
Knit Cowl for SIL
Make a successful fabric design at Spoonflower.  
Made 8 ruffle scarves
Made 14 infinity scarves
Painted Dolly matching game.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=493425)
2010 List Leftovers
Almost all of these are things that I OUGHT to do rather than things I WANT to do.  (I've moved the leftover want-to-dos above)  They are just here to make me feel guilty and perhaps get some work done on them.
 

19.   Finish crocheting office rug  -- progress.  A few more rounds but I need to 'make' more yarn zzzz
20.   Finish soup kitchen patio  -- boy blacksmith collected the pavers, but wants to rent a bobcat!
27.   Make pillow covers for living room
28.   Make amish kid quilt
31.   Finish quilting chicken panel
32.   Finish quilting dollhouse quilt
34.   Make black and white dress
37.   Sew something for friend
38.   Finish steam punk jacket redo
39.   Finish skirt recon
42.   Sunpaint tablecloth
43.   Figure out how to make reusable ‘paper’ towels
45.   Make divider door wall for basement bedroom
46.   Finish crochet shawl
47.   Finish random crochet black shawl/blanket thingy
48.   Make an apron  
49.   Sunpaint a shirt I actually love to wear at shows
52.   Fix polymer clay Faeries
54.   Make dress form so I can start making clothes that fit!
57.   Mini robot pieced section (1" squares because it wanted to be made and i had a tiny piece of grey fabric but now it needs the rest of the quilt so I am searching for the right fabric to make it work.)
60.  Make martini quilt for DH.  



*I'm going to try the category system this year.  I intend to date them upon completion.
*Right now I think I will number them as I finish them.  
*I'm definitely going to give myself some easy projects so I can feel like I'm making progress.




Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 05, 2011 08:26:50 AM
omg--how do you get in so many quilts waggonswest!!!

I have two on my list and I will barely get them done!! :D

I pinned my list to my wall to see if I can get focused...it is right next to the medication that is suppose to help me with this affliction, so maybe with the two things, I can get my list done with some random projects thrown in! :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on January 05, 2011 09:12:09 AM
alwaysinmyroom...they have meds for this???? ::)  WhY???? ;D

here is my project finished yesterday...well, the link anyways!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368717.msg4337809#msg4337809

Now to go back and catch up w/all the craftstraction!

=]


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 05, 2011 09:19:56 AM
omg--your afghan is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!  Do you recommend the edging book?  I love how your did yours...it is an extra touch...

I have adult attention deficit disorder--yeah--it means I am scatterbrained and it is hard for me to focus...yeah--the drugs basically calm me down but I kinda like not taking them because I seem to get more done without them :D  I was diagnosed late in life and I made it this far, so I think drugs are overrated :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: batgirl on January 05, 2011 09:25:46 AM
Wow! Gorgeous afghan!!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on January 05, 2011 09:29:00 AM
I've heard about that and wondered if it would help me, esp. when I was working full-time.  ??  Now that I just stay home and craft, I haven't worried about it too much.   :D

I would totally recommend the book!  Nfirehazzard shared it w/me as she finished up one of her latest afghans and I've used it for two different borders.  I find it hard to pick which ones-cause they are all very nice and TeMpTinG!!
Once I did decide...been very satisfied w/the results.   ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: luckdragon on January 05, 2011 09:29:58 AM
heh, love craftstraction which goes along perfectly with my personal nemesis procraftstination :D

I can hardly keep up with all the fabulousness being posted on this thread!



so is procraftstination procrastinating on doing your crafts or using crafts to delay doing other things?  I think I have the issue both ways!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Aislynn on January 05, 2011 09:36:06 AM
Ooh, that is beautiful!  I love the border!  The pink and the sparkly black really look fantastic together, too.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: waggonswest on January 05, 2011 09:39:18 AM
The afghan is gorgeous!  I admire the skill and patience it took to make.

Always,  we find time to do the things we enjoy.  Last year's craftalong gave me the push I needed to get back into something I really love doing.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on January 05, 2011 09:49:58 AM
Thanks for the encouragement for the afghan...it was inspired by my granddaughter's outfit--pink/black polkadots!!
I'd been waiting and waiting to make it while finishing up November's project.  For December I wanted to do nothing Christmas-sy...so I did that one.  =]

I'm sooo very glad to be on Craftster...I'd been thinking about making quilts and now I'm slowing wading into that area and making simple ones that I've found thanks to the craftstraction here!  I'd been a part of a quilt guild in the area and plodded my way through a couple of (UFO) projects...I may be able to pick them back up in the near future and finish them...destash-style!! :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on January 05, 2011 09:54:54 AM
Kittymom13 - Craftster is really great an encouraging new obsessions crafts, isn't it?? I've gotten into so many more things since being a part of the community here!

Lots of great finished projects which is inspiring me to finish up these super boring fingerless gloves. I thought I'd have them done last night but I ended up going to bed at an insanely early hour.  Hopefully, I'll have action shots soon. :)



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 05, 2011 11:08:50 AM
Thanks to Craftster, I am poorer in money but richer in life...when I worked corporate jobs, I wonder what I did?  Probably vegged in front of the TV from stress...I am a late comer, but I am catching up fast!  I would never have thought that I would be crocheting again (I made slippers when I was 11!)...

But I also think the cold winters have something to do with it...I never knitted or crocheted in Atlanta! :D



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: waggonswest on January 05, 2011 11:18:14 AM
I appreciate that craftster creates a bridge from time spent on-line getting inspired to time spent producing real world objects. 


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on January 05, 2011 12:04:36 PM
Ok, first project done! It's a pretty simple one, I made a swap journal with collaged covers.






Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on January 05, 2011 12:55:29 PM
How cute! I always thought about having a swap journal but I wonder if I'd use it as much as I thought I would?

I finished the boring fingerless gloves! (Project #40 on my list! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4305572#msg4305572)) I've learned two valuable lessons today:  First, enchiladas do not photograph well.  Two, neither do fingerless gloves.





I'm going to wrap them up, write out a card and stick the package in our mailbox for the postman tomorrow. I hope he'll like them!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 05, 2011 01:12:45 PM
A dear friend of mine and fellow craftster made me a swap journal when I first joined...it was useful for a while to record tracking numbers, keep track of what I made (in case I got th same person again!), etc. I also had a quick reference for addresses, etc.  Despite all of these good things, I found that I was just scribbling on the PM's...it did not work for my style of dis-organization! :D

I do love the covers, however--the collage is eye-catching and nicely done!

I think the postman is going to be the envy of his fellow postal workers!  You just gave a great idea of what to make for my male random acts of crafting person! He works at the front cashier by the door and probably could use those to keep most of his hands warm and yet still do his job! :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rlynn on January 05, 2011 01:13:35 PM
lapoli, that is so sweet of you.  I am sure he will love them.  And they may be "boring" but as a person who appreciates simple lines and dark colors, I think they are lovely!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Aislynn on January 05, 2011 01:20:26 PM
lapoli, those are beautiful!  I bet your postman will be very appreciative!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on January 05, 2011 01:43:01 PM
lapoli - yes, I agree - enchiladas do not photograph well.... I made some here and posted them and well, they look funky but hey, they were mighty tasty.  :D

I love the fingerless gloves as well - they are just fabulous and I'm super jealous!  I'd love fingerless gloves but don't care for the bulk of crocheted ones and can't physically get to my knitting machine to make some.. maybe that should be on my list - make something - anything! - on my knitting machine or sell the bugger!


kittymom - I'm not a big fan of grannies but yours is extremely eye catching!  It's just an all around fabulous afghan!

I have finished project #2 - sorry no picture as he's for my website.  :D  I'll share after the pattern goes live...  I have started on project #3- another one for the site.  I have to catch up and there are a few things that I want to release this month, getting ready for Valentine's Day next month - does that make sense?  I'm doing pairs of creatures.  Okay. That's all I can say... just pairs of critters.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 05, 2011 01:48:47 PM
Yarn or Fabric--I made crochet fingerless gloves using sock yarn and they are lightweight and yummy!! Super quick and easy as well...I used a very small hook so the stitches are nice and tight yet stretchy...I have knitted and crocheted them and I really like the crochet ones the best for me! :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Aislynn on January 05, 2011 01:49:12 PM
Yarn or Fabric, have you thought about knitting them flat on the machine, and then seaming them up?  I think the Irish Hiking ones are knit like that, but by hand.  If not, there's another cable pattern that is...  But basically, you just knit a rectangle that's the length of the circumference you want, seam up from the bottom to where your thumb would go, skip an inch and a half, give or take, then seam up the very top.  Easy Peasy!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on January 05, 2011 01:55:07 PM
You guys are trying to tempt me with a new project.... I see how you are!  Naughty naughty!

I had not thought of sock yarn.. that makes sense... and I can totally make them on the knitting machine if I were able to get to it lol.  My craft room is in pitiful shape - I know, it's nothing new but seriously, it is REALLY bad right now.  I actually decided not to use pink yarn because I couldn't get to the closet.  I decided on a raspberry instead since it was physically in view.... I know.  I will eventually run out of projects that I can use the yarn that is easily gotten to then I'll have to clean the craft room ... seriously though, cleaning is on my to do list but it's a big project - I have to clean the bedroom closet to get the yard sale stuff out so that I can put my yarn stash in there so that I can refold any unproperly folded material.... sigh I think it's almost endless but I know if I break it apart in to smaller jobs, it will all happen...


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ariethine on January 05, 2011 01:58:37 PM
Oh man... now I want to make a granny square quilt!!! ><;; soooo cute kitty.

Those fingerless gloves don't look boring. lol 


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: zippecar on January 05, 2011 02:43:37 PM
I haven't actually sat down and made a list of my 50 for 2011, but I have sort of a mental list started. (Yeah, cause those mental lists work SO WELL ::) )

1. Finish bellydance costume for photo shoot January 22, this will come in under the wire an hour before I'm supposed to be there.
 {THANK GOODNESS FOR SAFETY PINS AND MY MOM!!!}
2. Make reusable shopping bags out of plastic-fiber mesh sort of material gleaned from kitty litter bags.
3. Make new supply of reusable menstral pads. (Tons of flannel to use up.)
4. Embroider handkercheifs for Mom's birthday.
5. Crochet afghan for Dad's birthday.
6. Crochet afghan for my birthday.
7. Assemble book shelves, paint and fill with books.
8. Immediately purchase and assemble another set of book shevles because I will be out of room on the first one.
9. Make some ATC's and participate in a swap.
10. Start my own zine.
11. Make denim "crazy quilt" out of old jeans that have accumulated around the house.
{Started during that hideous Super Bowl half-time show.}
12. Start new bellydance costume for show on May 1. (Pink or orange sherbert colors, maybe both.)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: astormorray on January 05, 2011 04:19:07 PM
I love fingerless gloves!  they are as involved and complex a knitting project as I can presently handle...   :-\  also, they're punk rock!  ;D

Oooh, zippecar, I love the idea of making oneself a birthday present!  sadly, my birthday is close on the heels of my daughter's, which is close on the heels of Christmas.  Also, I have a twin, who requires a present!  /sigh


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on January 05, 2011 04:44:55 PM
fingerless gloves for the mailman...excellent idea!!!  and I'm glad for your sanity that the rib stitchin' is finished!! ;)
Onto more projects!!! ;D
Is there a link to the crocheted version of fingerless gloves...perhaps??  I do have some sock yarn laying around... ::)  I could stitch some of those up this year for gifties!! *Is that on my list of thigs to do???*

I have a binder that my daughter used and drew on...I keep folders and paper in there for current swaps.  When it is done...I ShoUlD be filing them..but haven't.  I think I may fold them up and put them in my Junque Journal. 


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: vampedangel14 on January 05, 2011 04:46:34 PM
I am currently working on making a kanzashi flower....this one is coming out a bit wonky as my squares aren't perfect, but it's practice!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rottenlittleboys on January 05, 2011 05:09:46 PM
Three projects finished.

Red flannel half-apron, lace placed on the pocket tonight. (ok, so I still need to snip the threads off, but I could go wash dishes in it if I felt up to it)

Crocheted fingerless gloves, nice and form fitting, very stretchy.

One hot pad, two more to go. Made entirely of stash yarn. :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: evilSabina on January 05, 2011 05:19:04 PM
One project done. I finished painting a cabinet. I'll post pics soon.

And I love the idea of making a birthday present for myself. I've bought them for myself before, but ever made anything. Hmm... I may have to do that.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: swissmcat on January 05, 2011 05:34:52 PM
OMG guys!!! It's taken me 3 days to catch up with all the awesome posts! I can't believe how on the ball everyone is! I just started some cloth pads today, but I seem to be suffering from some serious distraction this evening. That and the Canada's playing Russia. Try focusing on one thing during that! I also added a those wool dryer balls everyone was talking about to my list. And a bag for my yoga mat. Maybe a bag for it will make me practise more??? :P But back to the game and sewing....:D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 05, 2011 05:49:43 PM
I've decided to add my Significant other's Christmas present to my list of 50 projects.  I'm slack and its not done yet!   ::)  So I'm up to a grand total of 24 projects...  Almost half of the 50.  So this project that I'm working on is the celtic cross pattern from Urban Threads and its going to become a pillow.  I'm over half done with it (I only started it sometime in November).  Ok - back to watching Bones and embroidering!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: shan-E-bear on January 05, 2011 06:06:02 PM
I'm working on a pair of crochet fingerless gloves right now, they are turning out really cute. I found them on ravelry but the link for them is http://stitchpunk.posterous.com/my-first-ever-crochet-pattern-the-gloves-of-w# (http://stitchpunk.posterous.com/my-first-ever-crochet-pattern-the-gloves-of-w#)
They call for a fingering weight yarn (which I'm not entirely sure what that actually is!?!) but I'm using a real light thin worsted (I think)

Got two more projects to ADD to the list:
baby shower invites - jungle themed for my SIL
stencilled t-shirts for the nephew's birthday - his party is on sunday I really have to get on this!

So far we have made good progress on refinishing our bathroom's built in cupboard...though if we don't get it done soon my husband will never let me start another big project again (not entirely sure that's a bad thing though :P)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: shan-E-bear on January 05, 2011 06:11:56 PM
whoops also forgot to add my new t-shirt design I want to make

"You don't F with the jellyfish" shirt

somehow or another I heard this pop out of my mouth today at work, and it is sooo deserving of a t-shirt!

I am also making progress on the very first thing on my list "learn to crochet more than sc"
so far I have done: dc, hdc, hdcbo, and tr

Yay for progress!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: BethieB on January 05, 2011 06:23:51 PM
I have a few things done but haven't had time to take or post pics...redid the kitchen today, and made a cute wooden rainbow baby toy a few days ago.  Have to find time to take pics!  In reorganizing/decorating the kitchen, I stumbled across a happy accident...I realized a little alcove off the kitchen would be the perfect crafty place for me!  So that's my project for the rest of the week.  Well, that, and taking pictures...lol.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: meleriffic on January 05, 2011 06:31:04 PM
I previously posted a partial list, but have already changed my mind. I restarted and am halfway done. I will post it later once my computer is back in comission. Right now I am using my Nook Color and there is no way I'm typing up a list on it.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: evilSabina on January 05, 2011 06:33:42 PM
I have a new item to add to my list!

Figure out how to use my new serger!!!! ;D

I love Christmas money.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: shan-E-bear on January 05, 2011 06:35:35 PM
Yay for the new serger! I got mine for my birthday (only 6 months ago) and it impresses me everytime I use it (well except when the yarn didn't want to seat properly) Good luck and have fun!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: mmccorbin on January 05, 2011 06:49:56 PM
Can I join this craftalong?


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rottenlittleboys on January 05, 2011 06:57:23 PM
Please do!  :D The more the merrier, right?

It is not difficult, just post a list of 50 things you hope to get made before the end of 2011. It could be simple things or difficult, all depending on you.

If you are like me and can't think of 50 things you want to post right now, just begin a list somewhere and keep track of what you have made.

Most of all, please share with the rest of us! That is half the fun.  ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: mmccorbin on January 05, 2011 07:09:31 PM
Thanks, I am currently thinking of my list will comeback and post. :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TroubleT on January 05, 2011 08:02:57 PM
Thanks, I am currently thinking of my list will comeback and post. :)

You don't have a complete list of 50. You can start your list and then edit it later to add more items if you want. :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on January 05, 2011 08:22:56 PM
Despite a monster headache and the grand-pappy of all panic attacks, I managed to get quite a bit done today! Nothing on my list, mind you, but at least I was productive  :D

I also learned how to use my new dremel that came today! I freakin love it, by the way. I am going to poke holes in so much crap!

I made a big ol' hair bow (pictured here on our mannequin, Brenda) that is probably way ridiculously big for me, but I love it anyway:



And then I made this here necklace:



I started on another necklace, finished hot-gluing and glittering and fantabula-tizing one of the pendants going on it. And I also finished one of the items for my partner in the 3 Tiny Movie Things swap. Today was such a weird day for me, craft-wise, because I'm almost always embroidering, cross stitching, or knitting, and I didn't do any of those things.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: superhooker on January 05, 2011 08:29:33 PM
That bow is cute!!!
I got a dremel for christmas...anybody have any awesome ideas on what to do with it?


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TroubleT on January 05, 2011 08:36:00 PM
shooker, I've seen dremels used in both wood carving and in metal work to etch in designs. If you google image "dremel art projects", you'll find some cool stuff. :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: sheepBlue on January 05, 2011 08:37:41 PM
Would love to have a dremel for a soon-to-tackle project for a swap....not sure if its worth buying though =/ Off to go research cost while not being able to sleep due to a lame migraine...at least its calmed down enough that I can be on the computer for a short bit.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: musiclady on January 05, 2011 09:08:27 PM
Cloth menstrual pads!  Of course, that's what I can do with my stack of flannel scraps!  I've never made them before, does anyone have a pattern/tutorial to recommend?

On another note, I finished my gnome hats today.  They were super simple, just one seam.  But it took a while to get the size right, the first one fit DD's dolly instead of her!  I'll try to take a pic and post it tomorrow.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: kunoni on January 05, 2011 09:35:25 PM
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=354492.0
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=367577.0
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=365549.0
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=345807.0

that's what I got easily on a search in jewelry and trinkets for dremel.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: J_Kieviet on January 05, 2011 10:51:34 PM
Only 12 hours left until the party - at leas 7 of which I will be sleeping, still need to do afair bit:
Finish cake
Finish stuffed polar bear
Finish banner
blow up balloons
Decorate
Finish croquettes

alright, taking a dee breath and going back to stuffing.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on January 06, 2011 03:20:49 AM
musiclady...there is a new themed swap idea for feminine pads and in that thread there is a bunch of links:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368564.0

thank you, shan-e-bear:  should have looked on ravelry...=]  also, LoVe the idea for your t-shirt!

redflags...love the bow, so cute!  hope you get back to your stitchin' and keep smilin'! What are you knitting??  I'm working on a hat...the pattern I love came from a British knitting mag.  Also, a lacey-leafy afghan for my daughter...it is slow going!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: korok on January 06, 2011 05:13:54 AM
musiclady: if you make more menstrual pads than you can use, there's a charity called Days for Girls that puts together kits for girls so they can go to to school when they have their period, not be confined to their home.  They accept pads and other items: http://www.projectthrive.org/ (http://www.projectthrive.org/) and click Days for Girls.  I'm adding that to my 50 list!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: superhooker on January 06, 2011 05:19:12 AM
Would love to have a dremel for a soon-to-tackle project for a swap....not sure if its worth buying though =/ Off to go research cost while not being able to sleep due to a lame migraine...at least its calmed down enough that I can be on the computer for a short bit.

You can totally borrow mine, if you need it!  If you need it right away I can drop it in the mail.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: korok on January 06, 2011 05:32:01 AM
I made most of the things on my list last year, and having a list here helped motivate me. I didn't post very often, and that's something I want to do more this year, maybe once a week!

50 things 2011:
1. dress/jumper for daughter
2.  summer dress for daughter
3. birthday gift for daughter
4. crafty birthday cake in March for dd
5. birthday gift for son
6. crafty birthday cake in Sept for ds
7. curtains for spare bedroom
8. curtains for bathroom 1
9. curtains for bathroom 2
10. skirt for me!
11. summer top that works for nursing
12. mini art quilts for dining room, and then hang them up!
13. finish 2010 Christmas ornaments for dd and ds
14. Christmas stockings for family (this is either really late or really early)
15. quilt for my bed
16. lap quilt with my beautiful Echino fabrics
17. another misc. quilt?
18. Halloween costumes
19. better labels on crafty sewing than I already use (which consist of Sharpie writing on twill tape)
20. charity menstrual pads
21. gift for Erin and family
22. gift for Jody and family
23. gift for Gabby
24. bunting for dd
25. bunting for ds
26. try 3 new recipes a month
27. make housewarming gift for a friend (pillows?)
28. Christmas ornament for family 2010
29. skirt for daughter
30. jazz up some tights for dd

That's all for now, but I know it will get there.  I don't want to add too many Christmas crafts yet.  
Seeing other people's lists helps me remember things I want to do, and also inspires new projects!  

Happy crafting in 2011!!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: sheepBlue on January 06, 2011 05:35:42 AM
Would love to have a dremel for a soon-to-tackle project for a swap....not sure if its worth buying though =/ Off to go research cost while not being able to sleep due to a lame migraine...at least its calmed down enough that I can be on the computer for a short bit.

You can totally borrow mine, if you need it!  If you need it right away I can drop it in the mail.

Really? That would be so tremendously awesome  :D The particular project in mind I haven't started on yet, but since I think we're trying to meet up sooner rather than later, I could probably just wait until then and you could bring and I could drill away for a bit.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on January 06, 2011 06:06:32 AM
redflags...love the bow, so cute!  hope you get back to your stitchin' and keep smilin'! What are you knitting??  I'm working on a hat...the pattern I love came from a British knitting mag.  Also, a lacey-leafy afghan for my daughter...it is slow going!

Thanks! I'm working on a huge basketweave scarf. I'm using super bulky so it's knitting up quickly  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: heini on January 06, 2011 06:07:10 AM
I love the fingerless gloves as well - they are just fabulous and I'm super jealous!  I'd love fingerless gloves but don't care for the bulk of crocheted ones and can't physically get to my knitting machine to make some.. maybe that should be on my list - make something - anything! - on my knitting machine or sell the bugger!
I've made a pair of fingerless gloves using thing alpaca yarn, and they're not bulky at all. They were similar to these (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332509.msg3892512#msg3892512), but the yarn was thinner. These (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=336327.msg3942588#msg3942588) are made with thicker yarn, but because of the lacy pattern, they're nice and soft.

I haven't finished any project yet, but I think I'll be sewing tonight.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on January 06, 2011 06:12:17 AM
Redflags - The bow is cute and the necklace is really pretty! I love the colors. :)

Thanks for all the glove love (hehe!).  I have them sitting here but it's rainy and I'm too lazy to walk them out to the mailbox. Maybe he'll get them tomorrow.

J_Kieviet  - Hope you finished everything on your list before the party!

I decided to cast on for the destroyed cowl on my list.  I started it this morning and I've made good progress, but it's also kinda boring.  I need to do something more interesting.

Question about our lists -- is it ok to list more than 50 items?  I think I can do 50 items this year but I'm not promising that I won't get distracted and end up making things that weren't on my original list.  Does this break unofficial rules of the craftalong?? :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 06, 2011 06:15:00 AM
Phew--I keep adding new people to my master list of participants!

The fingerless crochet gloves was a pattern that I got off the redheart site...I will see if I can find it for you kittymom13!  I really did like the one from ravelry as well but they are made with thicker yarn than what I used...

I loved the simple beaded necklace...it looks like something I would wear a lot...

j_kievet--you better post some pics of that party!  I hope it goes well.

I have all of my charity afghans started and in their own project bags to pick up and do whenever I have some down time in front of the tv!  Now I just have to do the same with the Quilt for Kids...

In case anyone needs more incentive to make things, another craftalong by LadyLietzen is going on...it is a more specific and will help you meet your crafting New Year's Resolution!!!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 06, 2011 06:21:16 AM
pfft!  lapoli--you can make your list as long as you like! I keep adding to mine as sort of a place to keep track of everything I want to make no matter if I get it done or not!

I added about 30 things I did not do last year but I am going to rethink why I did not do them...probably because I lost interest or they were boring! :D

I cast on this awesome popcorn stitch scarf/hat combo that is keeping me on my toes!  Since I am using a solid color, every mistake is very prominent!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: astormorray on January 06, 2011 07:28:46 AM
I'm sure I'll do 50 things, but they may not be all on my list.  I like the idea of having the list though, and not adding to it, so that next year, if any of my 12 UFO are still not finished, I'll have a good reason to abandon them.  I mean... if I can't work on it in 12 months... or, in the case of many, 24... why keep it around yet another year?

In more personal news, my sewing machine is on the blink.   :-\  I've to decide if it's important enough to brave the snow to get it repaired RIGHT NOW, or if I should wait until it's less dicey on the roads...   


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on January 06, 2011 07:52:19 AM
I found fingerless gloves ARE on my list of 50 things to do...whew!  I would NeVeR add more than 50 things to do... ::) ;)
I've gotten further along on my next granny-ghan...and will have plenty of Caron yarn left and will use it for making my first pair...probably in a grey colour since I have lots! =]
Off to keep up w/my sewing duties for the week...sorry to hear your machine is down[color=g astormorray reen][/color]...do you have something to keep you busy til the weather decides to co-operate and you'll be safe going to get it fixed??  Hope so!! :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: FinRaziel on January 06, 2011 07:56:39 AM
okay here's my first finished project of 2011.... its a cabled hat from the pattern on ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/habitat , knit in purple cascade 220. it was a little tricky but the cable pattern came out beautiful. HOWEVER, i just got a really short pixie hair cut last night :o and now this hat looks dumb on me, since it is tight and covers all my hair. it would look lot better on someone with longer hair, that comes out of the hat. so...if anyone would like to trade any unwanted they have made craft for this hat, let me know! i just want it to get used.




Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: ghilie on January 06, 2011 07:58:34 AM
i wish i had something to trade for that hat.  I could make you an apron. :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: FinRaziel on January 06, 2011 08:08:49 AM
i wish i had something to trade for that hat.  I could make you an apron. :)

sure! if you want to. just send me a PM and we can exchange addresses. or i can take better pics of the hat on my hairless self so you can see how it looks on first if you want.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 06, 2011 08:29:19 AM
I saw that hat in Ravelry--it was awesome!

I tuck my hair in my hats anyway--I kinda like the look! :D

At least you probably felt great doing such a complex design!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: FinRaziel on January 06, 2011 08:32:27 AM
I saw that hat in Ravelry--it was awesome!

I tuck my hair in my hats anyway--I kinda like the look! :D

At least you probably felt great doing such a complex design!

hehe, im just not used to this short of hair and when i put the hat on i was in shock  ;)

happy anniversary! 32 years is something to be proud of  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on January 06, 2011 08:41:10 AM
I hear ya about the hair being short...I got mine cut three times last year(two too many) and I'm always wearing a hat now--waiting for it to grow out!  :P
Your knitting is terrific, though!  I've shied away from cables on hats thinking that it would be terribly difficult. 


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Aislynn on January 06, 2011 08:44:42 AM
Ooh, that hat is absolutely gorgeous!  The cables and the colors make it look really rich.  I gave up knitting hats for myself because after the second one I realized that I just look plain stupid in all hats, no matter my hair.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 06, 2011 08:50:30 AM
Aislynn--berets are flattering to most people--they sort of sit back off your head...I think they look romantic and medieval...my favorite time period! :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ariethine on January 06, 2011 08:51:27 AM
 :o Woo! Love the hat!! Totally would have swapped if I had gotten to you first!! I wear my hats all the time... ALL THE TIME. lol I have quite the collection of april draven hats. lol! Layed down the other day and mom asked me if I always sleep in my hats...  ::)  :P

Been cleaning like crazy and I can totally see my floor. :D I'm hoping this will lead to some serious productivity!!  ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 06, 2011 09:01:22 AM
I spent last night cleaning up my room, too!  It feels bigger and more spacious and I can now mess it up again! :D

I think I have made every single one of April Draven's hats!  I am working on a Rainbow Mio hat...I actually sleep in the one I made last year...it keeps me warm!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: mmccorbin on January 06, 2011 09:40:43 AM
HI Ladies

Here is my list
1.   Finish 2010 Outfits
2.   Diaper Bag
3.   Baby Shower Invites (Completed will post once I find out how to, lol)
4.   Diaper Cake (Completed)
5.   Baby/Nursery Banner
6.   Leather bound book
7.   Leather bound day planner
8.   Soy Candles
9.   Bath Salts for Mother’s Day Gifts
10.   Lip Balm
11.   Crafting apron
12.   Cooking apron
13.   Univ. Florida Blanket for son
14.   Slip
15.   New Sew Suede Skirt
16.   Nightgown
17.   Iron on T
18.   Fleece coat
19.   Beret
20.   Ballet Flats
21.   Wristlet
22.   Carrying clutch for me
23.   Purple clutch for my youngest dd
24.   Hello Kitty clutch for my oldest dd
25.   Travel Pouch
26.   Produce Bag
27.   4 Laptop cases
28.   Headbands—Fabric and Braided
29.   Hairpins
30.   Hair sticks
31.   Cloth Napkins
32.   Pillowcases
33.   Monogram or Name Banner
34.   Roman Shade
35.   Dryer balls
36.   Memo Board
37.   Weaved placemats
38.   Spring Door Décor
39.   Spring Topiary
40.   Kitchen Trivet
41.   Kitchen Mat
42.   Table Centerpiece
43.   Make an assortment of Greeting Cards
44.   Hand fan
45.   Learn How to embroider by hand or machine
46.   Plant a cutting flower garden
47.   Plant a veggie garden
48.   –
49.   –
50.   --

I have three open slots for whatever else I come across to do.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: inmywindow on January 06, 2011 10:01:55 AM

11. Headband/ear warmer thing for cycling
22. One line a day journal - Completed 01/01/11

Hurrah! I've completed two of my projects already and I've very almost completed a third! Hope everyone is getting along well!

ETA: I popped up a little tutorial for the headband here if you fancy giving it a try - it's ridiculously easy! https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369178.msg4339363#msg4339363 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369178.msg4339363#msg4339363)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 06, 2011 11:04:46 AM
What a clever idea!  I bet my hubby would like that for riding in the cold for the next few months!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Angelicus on January 06, 2011 01:03:28 PM
Well, I'm going to jump in feet first I think :) I've quite a lot of things on the list that I have never made before, so it will be chancy as to whether I make it but one can only try.

50 projects in 2011

1.   Flower hair accessories
2.   learn to make jewellery and subsequently make some earings
3.   crochet necklace
4.   sew a shoulder bag
5.   recon a skirt
6.   make an art journal
7.   birthday present for mum (little boxes?)
8.   birthday present for dad
9.   paper beads
10.   subject dividers for my school folders (been on my mind since September)
11.   crochet hand warmers
12.   crochet afghanny/cardiganny thing
13.   learn to make a record bowl
14.   cards, lots and lots of cards
15.   learn to make face creams/lip balms etc. and then make ;)
16.   owl amigurumi
17.   cloth bowls
18.   wind chime for garden
19.   do my art journal pretty much ever day ;)
20.   bonnet
21.   find a penpal and write some arty letters
22.   put together some kind or steam punky/other worldy costume
23.   make butter
24.   make some historically accurate item
25.   More hair accessories
26.   recon a jacket
27.   make a crafting fairy
28.   make bread
29.   make a shrine
30.   scrapbook
31.   reconned childrens book
32.   button wall art
33.   Bookmarks
34.   bottle cap pendants
35.   fimo cakes :)
36.   mend black velvet jacket that’s been languishing in the closet for about a year waiting for me to sort out a rip
37.   make a gibbous skirt/top

Still quite a bit of space on the list but thats all good....I was very inspired by everyone elses list - although I have to admit my eyes got tired at page 26 :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: astormorray on January 06, 2011 01:22:19 PM
do you have something to keep you busy til the weather decides to co-operate and you'll be safe going to get it fixed??  Hope so!! :)

Hee. yes.  don't worry about me, I've a hundred hobbies... ;)  I should be getting it back on Tuesday, though.  the trouble is that now all I can think of are projects involving sewing machines!  Perhaps I will spend my days ironing, cutting, and pinning...  ::)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on January 06, 2011 01:46:31 PM
mmccorbin- I love your list! Got a lot of those things on my list, also.

I want to get started on the cloth napkins soon because we go through 7-8 rolls of paper towels a week (and that's ludicrous). But I'm such a sewing newbie I don't know what sort of fabric I should use.

Any ideas?


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: soorawn on January 06, 2011 03:28:45 PM
linen or cotton are best, because of absorbency.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: kwiltykate on January 06, 2011 03:35:58 PM
I finished 1! Cant post a pic yet tho as its for a swap :(

1. Embroidery Hoopla 1 05/01/2010

Currently have a TON of projects on the go, not many on my original list, oh well ;)

- embroidery hoopla 2
- cute house quilt
- crochet dodecahedron thingo (someone posted a link on here! im about 5 points into it :))
- crochet laptop case
- summer dress for DD
- pink/green bag for DD

And up next
- black/red everyday bag for sister (bday Feb)
- 4 x double bed size quilts
- swap journal


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rlynn on January 06, 2011 03:47:57 PM
Finished something!!!
I probably won't be posting this anywhere else on craftster; its just a simple project.  Last year, my partner bought our daughter, Aria, a doll stroller.  It broke almost immediately after she started using it.  The fabric was cheap and the woven ribbon they used to bind it was just as cheap and poorly sewn on.  Plus, it wasn't very attractive.  I replaced with some prettier and much sturdier fabric and bias binding.  Phil came home last night after work and was pretty impressed with the stroller upgrade.  And Aria was over the moon this morning.  She kept asking me if I had gotten her a NEW stroller; she seemed appropriately ( :P) impressed when I told her that I had simply sewn her a new seat for her stroller.   

I don't have a pic before I ripped up the seat (I forgot) but here's a snapshot of the fabric.   Of course it looks much worse due to crayon stains...but I promise it wasn't all that fab even before Aria's additions. 

 
5. new cloth seat for Aria's toy umbrella stroller
And the upgrade...


woohoo!  one down, 49 more to go.
I have also decided to add my swap items in but my goal is to still get 50 non-swap items done this year.  But I want to have a place to keep track of all my projects this year so they will be added in unnumbered in the month I complete them and then at the end of the year I may go through and add them in for a total count of hopefully far more than 50!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on January 06, 2011 03:51:21 PM
FinRaziel - lovely hat! great color, too.

rlynn - I LOVE that fabric! and great way to recycle something that others would have probably just tossed.  The stroller is super cute!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: sheepBlue on January 06, 2011 04:25:43 PM
Whoa that stroller is super stylish now!  :D Great job!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: evilSabina on January 06, 2011 04:31:17 PM
That fabric is gorgeous. I wish they made real strollers that looked that good.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: hngoodlett on January 06, 2011 04:51:09 PM
I finally have pictures!

3. Lincoln Cross Stitch
I actually made a post about this because I'm super proud of it. I will figure out posting thumbnails from Flickr one day, but for now here's a link! https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369228.msg4339892#msg4339892 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369228.msg4339892#msg4339892)

11. Kindle Cover
It's not elaborate, so I won't make a post about it, but here's a pic:


25. Make butter.
This was something I wanted to do, and then necessity forced my hand when I was out of butter but really needed to eat some cornbread. I just shook up some cream in a canning jar; it was awesome. I realize the picture looks awful, but trust me. 


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on January 06, 2011 04:54:01 PM
I love the cross stitch! I have a secret love for Abe Lincoln!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rlynn on January 06, 2011 05:05:35 PM
Thanks everyone.  It was stash fabric that I have been hanging onto for the "perfect" project.  I have two yards of it and that mysterious project hadn't popped up in over a year so I decided to just cut into it.  At least now I'll see it daily.  Plus...I still have gobs of the fabric left.  Heh.  Maybe I'll make her baby carrier out of it as well.  Thats one of the 50 projects...I actually never used a stroller when she was a baby.  I wore her in a soft structured carrier.  I take public transportation so it was just easier than having to break down a stroller and juggle stroller, baby, and bag every time I got onto a bus.  We still have the baby carrier around the apartment somewhere (she can technically still ride in it although she usually walks these days; she enjoys the freedom).  Anyhow, I thought it would be cute to make her a similar one to carry her dolls in. 

nice work hngoodlett!  I like the lincoln cross stitch!  and yum...butter.  its one of those things again that just doesn't really photograph well.  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: myloveasdeep on January 06, 2011 06:35:56 PM
I'm done with the afghan! My husband made two squares and I made two, sewed it, and did the bobble border.



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: mmccorbin on January 06, 2011 06:37:07 PM
ty redflags, I am clueless about the napkins. I took some things off of other people's list that was interesting to me. I guess we can figure the napkins out together  ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: onceinlovewithAmy on January 06, 2011 07:43:46 PM
Here's my list!


In progress
Finished


1. Sheep wall art for cousin's baby
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=421112)
2. Sheep wall art for my stash
3. R2D2 hoodie
4. Mythbusters pillow
5. Trees portraits for my livingroom
6. Ninja mini stuffy
7. Felt flower bouquet for Mother's Day
8. Nesting doll wall art
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=437524)
9. Guest keyring
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=443131)
10. Altered puzzle
11. Sock doggy rug
12. Baby blanket
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=420610)
13. Taggie flower toy
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=425302)
14. Turtle stuffy
15. Coffee cup wall art
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=429716)
16. Felt flower bouquet
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=437523) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=437073)
17. Recon Rebel Alliance composition book
18. 52 "more" things card book
19. Carseat blanket for coming niece
20. Toy bin cover
21. Cupcake applique wall art
22. Turtle applique wall art.
23. Tea wallet
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=430019) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=430018)
24. Cell phone cozy
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=429712)
25. Summer wall art
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=443126)
26. Fall wall art
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=443123)
27. Winter wall art
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=443127)
28. Spring wall art
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=443125)
29. Zelda pillow
30. Felt flower bouquet for Stepmother's Day
31. Curtain for the dining room
32. 4 piece felt nativity set
33. Christmas stocking for sister 1 and family
34. Christmas stocking for sister 2 and family
35. Draft dodger
36. Applique for my apron
37. Pizza game (http://tenthingsfarm.blogspot.com/2011/02/you-can-make-and-play-pizza-game.html)
38. soft bound journal
39. Glasses case
40. 50 projects 2011 composition book (okay so this one is cheating a little. But in my defense, after using it to plan, organize, and doodle my list, I think it'd be a cool thing to have once the year is over)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=420597)
41. Felt flower bouquet for kitchen
42. Pizza game for niece
43. Nativity scene magnets
44. Felt flower hair pins for my SD
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=435662)
45. "Many people..." magnet
46. "Love you more." painted plaque
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=427259)
47. Felt flower hair pins for my niece Diana
48. Felt flower hair pins for my  niece Tori
49. "In this home" frame
50. Felt food set for livingroom play box


45 is "Many people have eaten my cooking and gone on to lead normal lives." I'm going to put it on a magnet (or something else if I can think of anything) for my sister, 'cause she cooks well but... her food is weird and tastes funny most of the time. ha.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rantyhippie on January 06, 2011 07:46:09 PM
I am getting started on one project. This ball of cloth yarn is for my rag rug:



it took 3 days to cut and assemble. Now I am crocheting it


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: sheepBlue on January 06, 2011 07:50:15 PM
Is it me or is that thing giant?

I've been working diligently on my swap stuff to stay ahead of the curve but it's so annoying not being able to talk about it lol. I'm really excited about the stuff I've started on so far. 3 of the things I'm working on or have planned are things I've never done before but I'm confident I can pull it off well. Pretty exciting hehe.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rantyhippie on January 06, 2011 07:57:00 PM
Is it me or is that thing giant?




It's HUGE! lol. The newspaper in the back is for a size reference. I got to a point at the end where it would not fit in my lap to wind it into a ball anymore.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: musiclady on January 06, 2011 09:05:57 PM
Wow!  That's a lot of yarn!!  :)  I like the color, I bet it will be really pretty when it's done.  :)

I combined a couple of things on my list, the gnome hats with the tshirt for DD because the tutu is not getting done.  Which is ok with me.  I have that all finished, but someone was not cooperating today for pics.  Perhaps tomorrow.

And . . . today I got started on the baby blanket.  Hopefully that will be done by Saturday night so we can give it to the baby on Sunday!  And once these couple of projects with deadlines are done I'll be able to relax a bit and start a project for me for a change.  (yeah, right  ::))


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: shan-E-bear on January 06, 2011 10:28:59 PM
Yay finished another project ....and added 6 more....oops!

(https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369254.0) pic is the link to the post

On facebook today there was a thing going around that someone will make something handmade for  you, but you promise to make handmade stuff for 5 other people (one extra snuck in on me, I couldn't turn her down)
So now I have more projects, but it should be fun.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: BethieB on January 06, 2011 11:21:03 PM
redflags - The bow is adorable.  Panic attacks are the worst thing EVER.  I just got a dremel last week and used it to make some wooden toys for the kids to play with, just haven't posted them yet, but that dremel is quite possibly my new best friend!  They are so fun, seriously.  Oh, and I'm not a cloth napkin expert by any means, but I used up some cheapo flannel for mine and they work really well.  I made them a little too small though so we mostly use them as dish clothes or to scrub down the table, but the flannel seems to work out okay.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: heini on January 07, 2011 12:42:40 AM
First project finished, but I don't have pics yet. Also started the second, but my sewing machine started to sound very bad and I need to buy oil before sewing anything. My friend's birthday is tomorrow, but I won't see her until Sunday, so I can easily finish the wallet in time if I go to buy the oil today.

1. Wallet for me
2. Wallet for a friend (Birthday in 8.1.)
3. Shirt for my youngest sister
4. Shirt for me
5. Skirt for my middle sister
6. Skirt for me too
7. Coat for a friend
8. Bibs for my friends' baby
9. Fabric book for the same baby. I'm planning to make appliqued and embroidered animals.
10. At least a hand made card for my middle sister if she graduates in the spring. Maybe a present too.
11. Afghan for my youngest sister. It would be combined Yule and Birthday gift, so I have a whole year to make it.
12. Learn to make sweetened potato casserole
13. Travel sewing kit (for fixing clothes when travelling)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: v3nu5 on January 07, 2011 02:35:47 AM
Oh gawd, ya'll are making me feel lazy... people have finished some 2011 projects already, and we are barely on wk 1! I need to get my bootie in gear. I'm afraid I have signed up for too many fun swaps and haven't left any time for my fun personal crafting.

LOVE that cloth yarn for your rug rantyhippie! I'm actually working on cutting up some old cotton tshirts for cloth yarn too!

Shan-E-bear- those fingerless gloves are gorgeous! *wisting*!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on January 07, 2011 06:42:09 AM
BethieB- Thanks! I'm worried now that I won't get anything done that doesn't involve the dremel. I can't put the thing down  :D

shan-E-bear- those gloves are awesome!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: FinRaziel on January 07, 2011 06:48:34 AM
shan-E-bear, i love those gloves! did you use a pattern? and if so, may i ask which one?


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: evilSabina on January 07, 2011 07:01:20 AM
On facebook today there was a thing going around that someone will make something handmade for  you, but you promise to make handmade stuff for 5 other people (one extra snuck in on me, I couldn't turn her down)
So now I have more projects, but it should be fun.
I did it too. But so far only two of my friends were brave enough to comment, so I may be getting off easy. :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on January 07, 2011 07:12:22 AM
[shan-E-bear /color]great fingerless gloves!   What kind of yarn did you use on them??


heini  are you crafting a travel sewing kit...like a needle book?  I made use of a second hand
?coin/makeup? purse...I've got several buttons in the bottom of it, folding scissors, two needles and baggie of small spools from some sewing kit...it's worked out great.  If I have a button to sew onto my knitted items...that is my little kit to throw into my craft bag. :D

v3nu5  I hear ya about the swaps...got a friend asking me to join one..*so tempted!!*


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 07, 2011 08:39:33 AM
On facebook today there was a thing going around that someone will make something handmade for  you, but you promise to make handmade stuff for 5 other people (one extra snuck in on me, I couldn't turn her down)
So now I have more projects, but it should be fun.
I did it too. But so far only two of my friends were brave enough to comment, so I may be getting off easy. :)

Immediately after I saw y'all talking about this on here I went searching through some of my friends posts on facebook and comment on one!  I'm at school/work (where facebook is blocked from our computers) so I don't know if anyone's commented on it yet or not.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Aislynn on January 07, 2011 08:50:17 AM
Hehe...I'm doing it, too!  In fact, the black scarf I started (which is coming out really well, in spite of my yarn worries!) and two of my dishcloths are becoming gifts for it.

I'm going to take pictures this weekend of all the stuff I've done, plus the in-progress scarf!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: swissmcat on January 07, 2011 09:15:50 AM
I crocheted a few more squares for the couch cover/blanket/enormous whatever I tricked myself into making done. The BF has gone back to work 2000 km away for a few months, so I'll be crafting up a storm I'm sure. Although I still haven't finished anything! Love the gloves too! Those things look awesome, and I love how useful they are!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: shan-E-bear on January 07, 2011 09:34:25 AM
Thanks!
My fingerless gloves were made with country by Naturallycaron.com in charcoal. The pattern is in the post (my phone doesn't like posting links or I would put it up here, sorry)
I have a feeling alot of my facebook projects are going to be crochet!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: superhooker on January 07, 2011 09:50:28 AM
I finished knitting my first sweater of the year!!!  I just have to wait for it to dry and then sew buttons on, then I'll get some pics....hopefully Monday? 


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on January 07, 2011 10:38:35 AM
The problem I'm having now is deciding which finished crafts to include in my list of completed projects. A couple so far have been so quick and small that I almost feel like a cheater including them (like the bird ring I made, which is just a ceramic bird ornament hot-glued onto a ring blank). But if I include everything, my list of completed items so far:

- Knit hat for me
- Woven scarf
- Big clip-in hair bow
- Beaded necklace
- Bird ring

5/50, and only a week into 2011!  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: FinRaziel on January 07, 2011 10:51:11 AM
Thanks!
My fingerless gloves were made with country by Naturallycaron.com in charcoal. The pattern is in the post (my phone doesn't like posting links or I would put it up here, sorry)
I have a feeling alot of my facebook projects are going to be crochet!


thanks! that's gonna have to go on my to do list.

i am obsessed with making fingerless gloves, even though i have enough already. i just keep finding such cute patterns that i can't resist. does anyone else have an addiction to making fingerless gloves?


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rantyhippie on January 07, 2011 11:16:27 AM
Rag rug is FINISHED! It only took me a couple hours to whip up after all that work preparing the "yarn".



Halfway done




Done!


most of my projects are large ones like this.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rlynn on January 07, 2011 11:45:27 AM
I love the rag rug!  So pretty and colorful!!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alteredmommy on January 07, 2011 12:30:03 PM
beautiful rug, I'm loving the colours!!  Man I need to learn how to hook...

You guys are killing me with the speed of this thread ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: luckdragon on January 07, 2011 12:34:51 PM
I love that rug!  That was done with t-shirts turned into yarn?  About how many t-shirts did it take?


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: BethieB on January 07, 2011 12:42:23 PM
First officially finished project of 2011! It's a wooden rainbow toy.  Love it!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369315.0


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alteredmommy on January 07, 2011 01:00:50 PM

I'm excited that I finished 2 things!!  and actually took pictures (this is the part that makes it look like I don't craft much....no evidence :))

4. Make a junk/art journal for...random cool stuff I find



Made out of random stash paper, postcards, magazine pages, leftover bits of watercolour and handmade paper.  I can use it for the odd cool bits of ephemera I come across and as an art technique book too.

I also added more things to my list:

21. camera bag
22. knit some fun (stripey?) leg warmers
23. knit another Felicity hat for my girl
24. knit a cowl for me
25. knit a hot water bottle cozy for my sister

My sister lives in a chilly century old house and doesn't have a microwave so I knit up a soft cozy for her hot water bottle.  I used this pattern (http://www.yarnagogo.com/bawk_hot_water_bottle_coz/) without doing the stripes and added the pocket.



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rantyhippie on January 07, 2011 01:08:29 PM
I love that rug!  That was done with t-shirts turned into yarn?  About how many t-shirts did it take?


It was made from scrap fabric I cut into strips and put together. I put the scraps in a bag that my sheets came in and filled it until I couldn't anymore.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on January 07, 2011 01:11:49 PM
oh, wowzers..look at all the completed items!  Love the rug...QuicK!! =]
The journal, waterbottle cover.. ;D  great items...I've got to get my junque journal out this weekend while watching football!!
shan-E-bear...I like that yarn...and on fingerless gloves...that would be a good choice for not too thick and yet warm... :)

FinRaziel I am addicted to one hat pattern...I'm making it over and over.  Like the Calorimetry headscarves...til I need a break!! :D

I've gotten a crocheted tree frog from my sister in MI...I've made her a simple little scarf and a flower 'pin' for her
hairhead...she has no hair.  =]  What fun!  I hope to be in the Little Visitor swap soon.

I completed two sets of potholders and have the oven mitts on hot standby!(harhar)  Pics to come of those soon.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: DizzerSpinninRound on January 07, 2011 02:06:41 PM

FINALLY finished making my list (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4314213#msg431421350)! Now to find time to work on stuff in between baby preparation and swaps ;)

45. FINISH the would-be Christmas gift of a monster neck pillow for Azzy

46. Make some scrubbies from pantyhose (http://www.ehow.com/how_5236212_crochet-scrubby-pattern-hosiery-yarn.html)

47. Knit some tit bits (http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall05/PATTbits.html) (I'm wanting to start a local group, but I kinda need to be familiar with the pattern)

48. Knit hubbie some cycling socks

49. Make a granny square (http://www.littletinbird.co.uk/?page_id=403) something or another

50. Make some slippers and nursing sleep shirts for the hospital


If anyone knows of any good cycling sock knitting patterns, lemme know! My hubbie wants some with reinforced areas to cushion high impact areas like the sole and toes.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on January 07, 2011 02:33:11 PM
Ok, I can officially post the link for the FoCR Swap page:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368173.msg4341106#msg4341106
And I'm also working on oven mitts, too. 
Now to go knit and crochet for a bit!  I need some stitching nirvana...=]
I'm counting each set as one project for the count. 5/50!!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on January 07, 2011 03:40:09 PM
AM - Wow! Look at your knitting skills! I'm TOTALLY impressed.  The hot water cozy is awesome!

Myloveasdeep - I love the scrappy afghan.  It's great you got your husband involved.. if only I could be so lucky. :)

Shan-E-bear - Awesome fingerless gloves. They look great on you!

Rantyhippie - LOVE the rag rug! I'd like to make one this year, too, and, in fact was just reading some tutorials on how to make t-shirt yarn.  We'll have to compare rag rug notes. :)

BethieB - Did you cut out the pieces yourself for the toy?? I love it.. it's very Waldorf-inspired.

I finished my destroyed cowl!!! (#38 on my list (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4305572#msg4305572)!)  I cast on yesterday and finished it just a little bit ago.. even wore it to the grocery store!





Eh. It's a little difficult to get a good photo of it. I'll block it and try again later. :)

I'll admit to having not knitted it quite as long as suggested but I'm petite and I thought if I made it much longer, it would overtake me. :)

I'll post more details on the knitting board later but I've got a little squirmy guy in my lap who I think may be hungry.. he's munching on my arm.



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Angelicus on January 07, 2011 04:03:11 PM
wow...this thread moves sooooo fast! Some super speedy crafters out there. What a good idea to make a hot water bottle cover - I might just toddle off and add that to my list  ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: meleriffic on January 07, 2011 04:23:32 PM
Cool projects. I want to make a rug now!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rantyhippie on January 07, 2011 04:44:58 PM
here are some handspun  mitts I also made from my list.



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: onceinlovewithAmy on January 07, 2011 05:08:54 PM
I posted my list and now I'm secretly wishing my husband didn't have the weekend off; I can't get any crafting done while he's home and I'm DYING to get moving on my crafts! BAH!

Loving what everyone's done so far  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: batgirl on January 07, 2011 05:59:40 PM
Ranty, I love the mitts!

Here's the first thing off my list, Yay!
It's a baby shower gift for a coworker, the shower was today:







Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rantyhippie on January 07, 2011 06:06:21 PM
Thanks! It was my first pair, they were easier than I thought!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rackycoo on January 07, 2011 06:16:02 PM
Those mitts are gorgeous! I love the colors. And batty, that's such a cute quilt.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: batgirl on January 07, 2011 06:21:05 PM
Thanks!!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on January 07, 2011 06:30:58 PM
Great job on the mitts...I like the colors, too.  :D

The baby shower gifts are good, too.  I like the hat...knitting makes me happy...hope the baby likes them!  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lozzieozzie on January 07, 2011 06:46:36 PM
Well, my 2010 list didn't go so well, but I'm determined to do it this year, although I am slightly worried that I've only just made my list, and projects are already up! OMG! Best get cracking!

I've only got 30, as I know my limitations, so have left LOADS of space for new shiny things to be distracted by!! Also, I need to go through my evernote account and pull out all the things I've saved to do (Evernote is FAB if you're looking for a really easy way to keep tabs of your projects, and things you want to do, and it's free!!)

1) Sweary Cross stitch
2) Altered book / scrapbook Changed to Altered Altoid tin - DONE! I was never going to be able to do a WHOLE book - do I not know my own limits yet?!?!
3) Magazine bin Done!! Well - a basket
4) Ribbon covered pens Done! Sort of - I decided I didn't want ribbon covered pens, so I made a ribbon covered needles pot instead - much more useful!
5) Fabric bowls
6) Learn to weave...and maybe make something?
7) T-shirt / rag rug - Halfway there - need to find my scissors to cut some more strips up
8 ) Customise craft shelves
9) Fabric boxes
10) Crochet something from bags for life
11) Cassette tape project
12) New lightshade
13) Melted bead/army men bowls
14) Something creative with Scrabble tiles?
15) Sweater boots   DONE!!! Sort of... All done - successfully salvaged!!
16) A poppet-type doll DONE!! Woohoo!!
17) Work out what naalbinding is, and maybe have a go?
18) Singed flowers
19) Glow jars. Swapped for frosted glass. Done!
20) Make a rosary or mini-rosary
21) Try newspaper gift bags Done!
22) Crochet Christmas stocking Done!
23) Try making my own jiffy bags
24) Coffee filter roses
25) Make my own soap / bath bombs / lip balm / body scrub
26) Storage for my new Christmas craft stuff Done!!
27) Book and diary cosies to keep them nice in my new handmade handbag Done!!
28) Make something quilted. I have started this - I've cut out some squares for a small memory quilt/cushion - I'm a bit scared of cocking it up to be honest!
29) Hooded dressing gown
30) Hand carved Lozzie Ozzie stamp Done (well, the star is - the name was too hard, think I need an Etsy trip for that one!)31) Finish ends off on blankie Done!!
32) Finish second sock (have now found the first sock, so I can complete!)   Done!!
33) Do something with all the free x-stitch kits I have got (made the last lot into a handmade quilt, but it got destroyed when our house flooded)
34) Organise my craft space PROPERLY!!  40% Done - unpacked, just need to organise now!! Totally done!
35) Finish African woman embroidery bookmark
36) Paperchain scarf - I want one!!! Done!!
37) Phone cosy Done!!
38) Rice pack (and bonus cuffs was better than giving away my scarf!!)
39) Bag for the weekend using my fab new christmas skull and crossbone material (christmas gift, not festive pirate theme, lol!) DONE!!!
40) Starghan - DONE!!!
41) Clear, remodel and prettify front garden - DONE!!
42) Paint ENTIRE house *yawn* - DONE!!
43) Run a crochet class - DONE!!
44) Dig a pond - DONE!
45) Yay - veg patch!! - DONE!
46) Hoopla art - DONE!
47) Remodel magazine holders - DONE!
48) Crochet chunky cowl - DONE!
49) Finish the enormous blankie!!! - DONE!
50) Another pair of fingerless gloves - DONE!
51) Crocheted ruffle scarf - DONE!
52) Crochet scarf/shawl - DONE!
53) Crocheted socks - DONE!
54) Crocheted spiral cushion cover - DONE!

I'm determined to do it this year!!   ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: whatthepuck on January 07, 2011 07:17:45 PM
That quilt is adorable. I love the robot fabric.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on January 07, 2011 07:19:01 PM
Lapoli, that cowl is gorgeous!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: shan-E-bear on January 07, 2011 07:23:29 PM
I swear I just checked this thread on my lunch and there are already 2 more pages JIMINEY!

I finished a hat! I have ALOT of down time at work right now, and since I started crocheting I love that I can take it to work with me (the guards would probably look at me funny if I brought my sewing machine in!)





Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: batgirl on January 07, 2011 07:27:58 PM
Cute hat!! I love hats with earflaps (it's cold here!)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ariethine on January 07, 2011 08:53:15 PM
Meh!! I'm so slow!! lol Been doing a lot of school stuff and I'm getting sick. >:( Go figure 2 days before school starts!! lol :) I'm 1/2way done with a scarf for a friend, and I've finished the April Draven hat I started yesterday too! I should have quite a few projects done in the next couple days. Hope to post soon! Cammie is nowhere to be seen.

I am ADORING all these projects. I want to make a rug too, but a latchhooked one, with green yarn so it looks like grass. Saw it somewhere and LOVED it. :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: DawnsTrees on January 07, 2011 09:21:36 PM
I love that hat with the earflaps - very cute!

I have been working on things that I am not counting on my list (I got out my New Years cards today!), and my Sketchbook (which has a Jan 15 deadline), so there is no progress to show yet...

I just got back from CraftWarehouse - they were having a 70% off all Christmas items sale ("this is a bad idea, this is a bad idea, this is a bad idea" both my daughter and I were chanting as we drove up to it...). I now have 5 new projects that weren't on my list...  ;D  I caught myself telling my daughter that we were trying to destash our craft supplies as I was putting new projects into the cart... ::)  (what were you calling it? Craftiction? yea. I have that.)




Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: BethieB on January 07, 2011 10:12:20 PM
lapoli - yeah, I cut the wooden pieces out myself.  I even drew them myself, as if you couldn't tell...lol!  It's 100% me all the way.  And yes, it is definitely Waldorf inspired, thank you for noticing!  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ariethine on January 07, 2011 11:54:44 PM
Question!!! Anyone know how much embroidery hoops cost at joanns? ...Walmart? Either :/ Wanting to take up embroidery more again, especially for my 50 projects, but I'm not sure where my 1 and only (sadly, medium to large sized) hoop is.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rlynn on January 08, 2011 01:06:11 AM
Meh!! I'm so slow!! lol Been doing a lot of school stuff and I'm getting sick. >:( Go figure 2 days before school starts!! lol :) I'm 1/2way done with a scarf for a friend, and I've finished the April Draven hat I started yesterday too! I should have quite a few projects done in the next couple days. Hope to post soon! Cammie is nowhere to be seen.

I am ADORING all these projects. I want to make a rug too, but a latchhooked one, with green yarn so it looks like grass. Saw it somewhere and LOVED it. :)

That reminds me of this crochet or knit pattern for a "grass rug"  http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2010/05/how-to_crochet_or_knit_grass_r.html

I love the hat with ear flaps...so cute.

The robot fabric on that quilt is also adorable!!!

And the wooden rainbow...TOO CUTE!!!!  I LOVE IT!!!!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lapoli on January 08, 2011 01:15:22 AM
Thanks, redflags! :D

Batgirl - I think your quilt is really adorable! I'm sure the mama-to-be loved it!

BethieB - I've been drooling over lots of Waldorf toys these last couple of weeks. I really love the rainbow!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TroubleT on January 08, 2011 03:33:33 AM
Question!!! Anyone know how much embroidery hoops cost at joanns? ...Walmart? Either :/ Wanting to take up embroidery more again, especially for my 50 projects, but I'm not sure where my 1 and only (sadly, medium to large sized) hoop is.

Both Michael's and Joann's are comparable in the price of wooden embroidery hoops. The small ones are just under $2 with the large being under $4. My Walmart doesn't have a craft section anymore (BOO!) but the prices were pretty close to those of Michael's.

Plastic ones can be a tiny bit more pricey.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on January 08, 2011 04:24:59 AM
Question!!! Anyone know how much embroidery hoops cost at joanns? ...Walmart? Either :/ Wanting to take up embroidery more again, especially for my 50 projects, but I'm not sure where my 1 and only (sadly, medium to large sized) hoop is.

Check your second hand stores... there almost always are embroidery hoops there for next to nothing  :)



shan-E-bear - cute hat!  Did you use a pattern for it?  It's just adorable!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: shan-E-bear on January 08, 2011 10:25:29 AM
I did. The crown and earflap are from http://www.angelscrochet.com/patterns/mountainpat.php (http://www.angelscrochet.com/patterns/mountainpat.php) and the ribbing is from https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=135799.msg1332974#msg1332974 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=135799.msg1332974#msg1332974)

Looks like the T-shirts I wanted to make for the nephew just morphed into superhero capes!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: PimpernelSmith on January 08, 2011 10:55:57 AM

f)  HOW COOULD I FOGET? Design & make a turtle pin cushion that won't roll off the table like all those damn, store bought, tomato ones do.

I have had this pattern bookmarked forever, which you might could use as a starting point . http://www.craftpassion.com/2010/04/sewing-tutorial-turtle-pincushion-with-pattern.html (http://www.craftpassion.com/2010/04/sewing-tutorial-turtle-pincushion-with-pattern.html)


You SO ROCK!! The hexagon pattern for the shell is exactly what I need, and I would have gone through hell trying to figure it out. Thank you!!   :-*


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 08, 2011 12:26:59 PM
These are the updates to my list.  So many ideas keep cropping up!  :o  :D

23. Make some new Polymer clay projects using Christi Friesen books for inspiration!
24. Celtic Cross Pillow for Zach. (supposed to be a Christmas present for 2010 - Oh well!)
25. Phi Sigma Pi T-Shirt quilt!
26. Hairsticks – I have 4 that I bought at the Renaissance Festival and I LOVE them.  I want to make more with my own dangle-bobs on the ends!
27. Musical quilt.
28. Polymer Clay picture frames.
29. Black knitted scarf for a co-worker.
30. Start an embroidered hoopla wall!
31. PIF 2011 project for Aunt Shelia -
32. PIF 2011 project for Claire-bear -
33. PIF 2011 project for Mona - scarf or shawl
34. PIF 2011 project for Jenny - scarf or hat
35. PIF 2011 project for Mike -
36. Star Afghan for swap


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: PimpernelSmith on January 08, 2011 12:43:09 PM
36.   Tatted bookmark

You tat!  I almost never meet anyone else who tats!  Good for you!
(I've met plenty of people who have tried, and just couldn't get the hand of it.)
 :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: inmywindow on January 08, 2011 01:45:25 PM
3. Camera Case





I seem to be on a bit of a roll at the moment - this morning I designed and made a Camera Case :) It's not perfect by any stretch of the imagination but I like it far better than any of the ones that I've managed to find in the shops! Crafting 1 - Retail 0

ETA - Picture


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: inmywindow on January 08, 2011 01:56:12 PM
What a clever idea!  I bet my hubby would like that for riding in the cold for the next few months!

Thanks! I've also discovered that it's perfect when you have your hood up in cold rain but don't have enough room for a hat underneath - this keeps you toasty warm and lets your hood keep you dry!  ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: astormorray on January 08, 2011 02:14:08 PM
Question!!! Anyone know how much embroidery hoops cost at joanns? ...Walmart? Either :/ Wanting to take up embroidery more again, especially for my 50 projects, but I'm not sure where my 1 and only (sadly, medium to large sized) hoop is.

Check your second hand stores... there almost always are embroidery hoops there for next to nothing  :)


Thanks for the tip!  I needed some, too, and you're right... trouble is I didn't limit myself to just the hoops...   ::)  But at least I didn't buy any yarn....


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on January 08, 2011 02:31:22 PM
Question!!! Anyone know how much embroidery hoops cost at joanns? ...Walmart? Either :/ Wanting to take up embroidery more again, especially for my 50 projects, but I'm not sure where my 1 and only (sadly, medium to large sized) hoop is.

At Hobby Lobby and Wal Mart here, the 4" hoops are $.79, the 6" $.99, 8" $1.20 (these are prices for the standard wooden hoops, not like, say, the Hoopla plastic sort). I go through them like mad, and usually buy 5-6 of each size every month.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: onceinlovewithAmy on January 08, 2011 04:04:28 PM
I've been straddling the line between sick and healthy, so I needed a little push to get moving. So I did the easiest, most lame project in the world: decorating a composition book for my 50 Projects 2011 journal thing.

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=420597)

It's not too cute, and definitely not exaaactly what I had in mind when I put it on my list (#40!) but it'll get the job done  ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: vampedangel14 on January 08, 2011 04:49:35 PM
I got two things done today!
3. Hangable plastic bag holder


8. Organize my project folder I did two and decorated them also since they were plain. I have one that will just be for toys and everything else will be in the other until they get full. That is supposed to say 'crafty' in cursive but looks messy ^^;



I bought one of the binders yesterday but everything else was from stash. I used up all of that orange ribbon (tiny roll) too!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: anitacj on January 08, 2011 04:52:38 PM
Ooo.I love the binders really cute.Yippee!Predictions of snow tomorrow & Mon. possible. ;D.Then 3 days of real cold.Lotsa time to craft.Got several projects to do.So lots of time.Yea  :D.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: onceinlovewithAmy on January 08, 2011 05:22:10 PM
Finished another one. I need to get my butt in gear on the projects that are supposed to be gifts for my cousin's baby. She's due at the end of February and her shower will likely be in the next few weeks or so, so I need to get moving!

So I finished the blanket for the baby:
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=420610)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on January 08, 2011 06:23:27 PM
Looks like everyones pretty busy in here!!  I've been out visiting and getting the necessary shopping done for the household...football and junque journalling for tomorrow...maybe a bit of knitting! ;D
Here's the hat that I finished a week ago and finally embellished w/tassel and buttons this evening...
well the link, anyways!:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368127.270

6/50
=]


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: musiclady on January 08, 2011 08:20:21 PM
I got a picture of the tshirt I made the munchkin for her birthday party, but the only one who would sit still long enough for a picture of the gnome hats I made was the dolly.

toadstool tshirt and 6 gnome hats for DD's birthday party


Not the best picture . . . she was too excited to stand still!


I made one dolly-sized one, one baby-sized one, and 5 three-year-old sized ones. 


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: meggy_doodle on January 08, 2011 08:22:20 PM
Whew this thread is huge for just being a week old! I just got through reading all of it but that could be because I've been really busy all week  :-\

I got up to 44/50 projects in 2010 thanks mostly to the 13 Days of Halloween Swap. I'm planning on making at least 5 crafts each month so hopefully I can stick to it! ;D

Here's my list for 2011:
1. Curtains for friend's room
2. Finish boyfriend's Zelda themed wallhanging
3. Pandapple hat
4. Paint picture frame white
5. Carrying case for my Nintendo DS
6. Cute pillow cases
7. Curtains for my room
8. NES controller pillow
9. A sundress for me
10. Baking apron for me
11. Cross stitched ornament kits
12. Domestic Diva apron that's been sitting in pieces for god knows how long
13. Tampon cozy
14. Make a poppet
15. Framed pegboard for sewing tools
16. Halloween costume
17. Fairy outfit for Ren Faire
18. A cute bookmark for me
19. Yoshi hoodie
20. Some kind of wall art for my room
21. Something using chapter art from Harry Potter books
22. Something using old deck of uno cards
23. Luma plushie

In progress!

Gosh usually I can think of things to make no problem but for some reason I'm having trouble thinking of anything else. I'm sure I'll find other things to do as the year progresses but for now I'll just stick to this. Happy crafting!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: solarray on January 08, 2011 08:50:29 PM
okay now i really feel behind!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: superhooker on January 08, 2011 09:12:35 PM
Looks like everyones pretty busy in here!!  I've been out visiting and getting the necessary shopping done for the household...football and junque journalling for tomorrow...maybe a bit of knitting! ;D
Here's the hat that I finished a week ago and finally embellished w/tassel and buttons this evening...
well the link, anyways!:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368127.270

6/50
=]

cute hat!!  I have that pattern bookmarked, and I just added it to my list!!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: kwiltykate on January 08, 2011 10:00:13 PM
Spent the afternoon sewing with my DD who is 8. We made a simple summer dress out of some pre 'shirred' fabric :)  . Also managed to finish off my 2nd embroidery hoopla for a swap.

Total projects for 2011 - 3!!

Here is Hannah in her new dress - When I trimmed the bottom hem, there was enough fabric to make the straps!

And the ric rac detail on the hem! 

Lucky for me the weather is awesome at the moment here so we can have dinner outside, my dining room after our "sewing afternoon"...







Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on January 09, 2011 05:06:57 PM
I've been pretty busy this weekend, and it feels good!  :D

First, I finished my ginormous basketweave scarf (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369562.0), and then recon'd pillows for my daughter and youngest son (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369560.msg4343911#msg4343911). I also made more wooden buttons. I ordered a woodburning multi-tool that's set to be here Tuesday, and I'm delirious excited about it. Pics, followed by my updated list...





Son posing with his new pillow




1. Woven scarf
2. Basketweave scarf
3. Knit hat
4. Pillow for daughter
5. Pillow for youngest son
6. More wood buttons
7. Hair bow
8. Beaded necklace


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: DawnsTrees on January 09, 2011 05:18:35 PM
redflags - I love the purple scarf! Beautiful!  The pillows are super cute, your son looks so happy! I may need to try to make some of those buttons - I have wanted to make resin buttons, but these are really attractive and I have all of the supplies and tools for it. Congrats on being so productive this weekend!!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: shan-E-bear on January 09, 2011 05:29:41 PM
redflags - nice work! I really like the idea of making old t-shirts into pillows!

I managed to finish my nephew's birthday present with 3 hours to spare! Made him a couple of superhero capes from thrifted pillowcases. They turned out super cute (and the family was suitably impressed) unfortunately he only put one on as we were heading out the door, so I will have to get a pic from his mom. It cost me maybe $5 to put together two capes and I spent the same to get a gift bag and tissue paper! Crazy! If I'd been procrastinating less I would have made a bag instead...oh well next time


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 09, 2011 06:17:57 PM
OK, completed a commissioned project...been putting this one off for a while due to forgetting to buy the supplies and when I remembered, I didn't have any money to buy said supplies :P  I have until May, technically, before they are needed for the wedding, but arrangements have been made to have these and the bridal bouquet I already have made to be sent off to by the end of this month/beginning of next month.  Only think left is to wrap and hot glue the satin ribbon on the handles of these posies, the white on there right now is floral tape to hide the dark green stems.





27.  2 bridal posies - commissioned

YAY!  2/50 already :)  I think I'm doing well considering all the prep work for the medieval faire and swap items I've been working on.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lady4feet on January 09, 2011 09:54:33 PM
36.   Tatted bookmark

You tat!  I almost never meet anyone else who tats!  Good for you!
(I've met plenty of people who have tried, and just couldn't get the hand of it.)
 :)


Yup sure do, I haven't made anything in over a year though but I've been reading a lot of tatting blogs lately so I want to get back into it.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on January 09, 2011 10:11:53 PM
TSM, that is gorgeous!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alteredmommy on January 09, 2011 10:58:03 PM
ginormous scarf indeed!!!  congratulations on finishing it :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 10, 2011 02:27:01 AM
That purple basketweave scarf is awesome! I've been thinking I need to knit something else but...  not sure what yet.  Its on my list to knit cables this year though. My problem is that I want to craft everything all at once!  I should become an octopus so I can craft at least 4 different projects at the same time. :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on January 10, 2011 02:49:25 AM
musicladyAdorable action shots...so sweet!  :D

quiltykateGood work w/the summer dress...keep reminding us up Northerners what that is...nothing but snow n cold, here.

very well done on the scarf, reflags
You look even smaller than ever in it!!  ;)

TSM:wonderfull job done on the wedding flowers...that's the kind of job to keep one smiling...Happy Work! :)

And I did finish my knit hat...took off for a friends house for a football get together.  They are used to me having sticks or a crochet hook in hand.  =]  Pic to come...


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on January 10, 2011 04:36:26 AM
As part of my 2011 crafty challenge, I'm also challenging myself to try a new recipe a week - for 50 of the weeks - I'm leaving 2 weeks for vacation ;)

I've begun to keep track of it on my blog but I thought I'd share here since it's a challenge and foody which we all love and even better, this week was chocolate!!

I tried the Cake Mix Doctor's Darn Good Chocolate Cake out of the original CMD book....
And I have to tell you that it is the best chocolate cake I have ever had - ever.  That is all I can say about that.  I don't think I will ever be able to top this chocolate cake!!

So this is recipe 1/50.  I'm not going to count my enchilada sauce recipe since I did that before the new year... but I'm on a roll though.. a little late to the get go but still moving along nicely....



and on a second note - we got snow last night.... which is very unusual for Huntsville.  Hubby heard that the airport has reported 9" of snow - and we are expected to get more later on today.  They have declared a state of emergency.



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rottenlittleboys on January 10, 2011 04:55:35 AM
Yarn or Fabric, I saw all of that snow on the Weather Channel this morning! How wild is that? You have more snow down there than we do 400 miles north of you.  :D

Love the idea of 50 new recipes this year.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on January 10, 2011 05:13:48 AM
Even odder is that this is the second time we have gotten a lot of snow and it stuck. That never happens!
We had about 6" on xmas day which was cool as heck.

The airport has reported 9" of snow already - and it is still falling  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: vampedangel14 on January 10, 2011 05:17:31 AM
Keep up the great work on the projects everyone! I'm seeing lots of cool things.

As for snow, I live in MA so it's common here. We had a storm the day after Christmas and some the other day but that's really it so far this year which is unusual. I'm not complaining since I hate the cold and snow, but the radio said this morning that they are calling for a storm on Wednesday that could give us another foot of snow. If it storms that bad, maybe I'll get the day off work and can get more crafty stuff done.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on January 10, 2011 05:59:39 AM
Oh, my...that is a lot of snow Yarn or Fabric!  The weather has gone crazy!  We are due for a bit more up in IL, but I think East of here is going to get the bulk of it! Yikes.  Ya'all be careful!!
I've not made another MN hotdish...but I will today!  One w/barley in it, canned soups...the usual!  Stick to your ribs kind of meal.  :P
The chocolate cake looks realllly tasty! 


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: that1girl on January 10, 2011 06:41:54 AM
my list so far this month
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369612.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369612.0)
1. beret
2. cowl/hat
3. slouch hat
4. worm
5. spider


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on January 10, 2011 06:44:08 AM
Thanks everyone!

Its on my list to knit cables this year though. My problem is that I want to craft everything all at once!  I should become an octopus so I can craft at least 4 different projects at the same time. :D

Cables have been on my list for a while also! In fact, I've got all the supplies sitting right here next to me to make a cabled headband (which I decided would be my first cable project since it's quick ;)). It's been sitting here for a week, I just haven't had the nerve to co yet. I have the same everything-at-once problem. My Ravelry queue is out of control and I usually have several projects going on at once.

Someone should start a UFO craftalong!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Aislynn on January 10, 2011 06:54:19 AM
Heh...I cheated with my first cable project.  It was the cabled owl dishcloth.  It's cables!  Really!  It's just only a few of them.  It's a super fast introductory project, and sooo easy to do.  I really recommend it, though, if you want to try cabling and are scared.  After that, I had no worries at all about doing bigger projects.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 10, 2011 07:15:42 AM
Yarn or Fabric - you need to try the gooey butter cake out of the Cake Mix Doctor!  Its from the original book, not the chocolate version (which we also have!)  But I've made that recipe soooooo many times that the book just falls open to that page now.  Its the only break in the spine.  ::)  Page 240.  :D  And you can change this up!  Use a spice cake mix and cinnamon chips, lemon cake mix and white chocolate chips, chocolate cake mix and peanut butter!  OOOHHH the possibilities!!  ;D

We're part of the same storm system here in Charlotte.  We have about 3" currently.  We were due for our January snow anyway but twice this season already is pretty crazy.  But the good news is that I get a day out of school!  Possibly tomorrow as well because of ice and the temperature isn't supposed to go above freezing the rest of the week.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: graced on January 10, 2011 07:24:40 AM
Yikes. Snow in ALABAMA. Do y'all have snowplows and stuff? We sure don't here in LA...that much snow would cancel LIFE here for a week!

You've inspired me!!!

I read your first post, and while I WANT to craft something each week, that's not reasonable for me. But cooking a new recipe once a week all year? THAT sounds like having my cake and eating it too. Since I have to cook anyway, I might as well have some fun with it.

...off to investigate the "rules" of this craftalong...!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: superhooker on January 10, 2011 07:46:17 AM
ooooh, everyone should just go ahead and try cables!!!  After you knit your very first cable crossing, I swear you'll be amazed at how easy it is!

I'll be your cabling cheerleader!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: graced on January 10, 2011 07:50:53 AM
Maybe I'll do a mix of crafting and cooking new recipes for my 50 in 50. I have some projects I want to schedule in so they'll get done (finally) and I love looking for new recipes.
January:
#1--Ree Drummond's New Year's Black-eyed Peas
Result: Keeper! I usually just go with Trappey's with Jalepenos (from a can, gasp!).
They're "good enough," but Ree's recipe is easy enough that it was not a big drag to do,
and it's not bland at all.http://thepioneerwoman.com/tasty-kitchen-blog/2010/12/a-tasty-recipe-new-years-black-eyed-peas/ (http://thepioneerwoman.com/tasty-kitchen-blog/2010/12/a-tasty-recipe-new-years-black-eyed-peas/)
#2 Dorie Greenspan's Cauliflower Gratin
Result: Good, but not really worth all the effort and expense of 8 ounces of Gruyere cheese.
One commenter suggested roasting the cauliflower instead of steaming it, so I did that while frying the bacon.
My family loves my roasted cayenne cauliflower and voted unanimously that I could just stop right there. Whew. http://leitesculinaria.com/58177/recipes-cauliflower-gratin.html (http://leitesculinaria.com/58177/recipes-cauliflower-gratin.html)
#3--Pencil Roll.
#4--Craft a 2-sided magnet to remind my kids whose turn it is to do the litter box.
#5--Sew a bag for my daugther's etsy shop. She designs them, and I've promised I'd sew her some so she can see if there's a market for them. I've been promising for TWO years. Bad mom. (She doesn't have much experience sewing, so some of her design elements are going to be a NIGHTMARE. She doesn't negotiate well or compromise lightly, either. I guess this means it's about time for practice at all of the above, eh?)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: SilverWing on January 10, 2011 07:51:50 AM
Well, I can't get to work due to 8 inches of snow! (I'm in Tennessee, right on the TN/AL state line pretty much) So, I'm crafting all day. And to start, here's a pic of the Alice dress I just finished for my BJD! :) I'm overly pleased with how it turned out, lol. There's a few more pics here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369617.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369617.0)



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rottenlittleboys on January 10, 2011 07:55:52 AM
Your BJD is very sweet looking SilverWing. :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on January 10, 2011 08:17:30 AM
Heh...I cheated with my first cable project.  It was the cabled owl dishcloth.  It's cables!  Really!  It's just only a few of them.  It's a super fast introductory project, and sooo easy to do.  I really recommend it, though, if you want to try cabling and are scared.  After that, I had no worries at all about doing bigger projects.

Is this the one?: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/diagonal-owl-dishcloth

Looks easy enough (says I, the expert :D), I think I'll try this one instead. Thanks for the tip!


Superhooker, I need all the cheerleading I can get!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Aislynn on January 10, 2011 08:24:01 AM
That IS the one redflags!  Sorry, I should have posted a link myself.  And it is VERY easy.  I, the slowest knitter on the planet, can knock one out in an afternoon.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on January 10, 2011 08:41:35 AM
SilverWing - where in TN are you?  I bet we could almost throw rocks at each other :D  I'm about 20 min from the border.... I've probably asked you that in the past lol.


Ffrogg526 - I will have to add that to my list of recipes for the year.  I'm planning on making a few from that book.  I really love the chocolate covered cherry cake in there - and the fresh strawberry cake was a favorite here for a bit... But that gooey butter cake does sound like it needs to be made.

I think today I will make fresh pizza dough.  I have never made it myself and I've got ham & pineapple that needs to become a pizza!  Hmmm.... I best get started on that soon if I want to make pizza for lunch!!  We're having Italian tonight ;)


graced - I don't think we have plows here... If we do, it's only one Billy Bob with a plow on the front of his truck - probably related to someone who is in politics here lol.  OKay.  I probably went too far with that one but you know what I mean.  They probably only plow the main main roads for emergencies only.  The town is shut down though.  They called a state of emergency over night thanks to this storm....

My sister lives in Jersey. She is expecting 18" from this storm.  It should be hitting her later on tonight.  It sure is pretty.  I'm just happy that it is a rare occasion.  I don't miss shoveling or driving in snow.... but these two storms have been a great diversion!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: luckdragon on January 10, 2011 09:00:25 AM
Everyone is so motivated this year!  ;D 
I'm so glad the snow didn't hit TX, but man, it is COLD!!  - ok, for here it's cold...

redflag, love the basketweave scarf!

SilverWing - the alice dress is super cute!

I have finished my first project (pinkleo's pattern for the Luna Lovegood scarf - actually half pattern...I'll post pix tonight) and am half way through my second project (embroidery hoopla hoop for my wall)

Pix of both tonight - I should be done with the embroidery.
Then, on to my late Christmas present (actually, it's an uber-late birthday present which slipped to Christmas and is now a New Year present) of the Weekender Bag


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Angelicus on January 10, 2011 09:06:32 AM
I love those t-shirt pillows. What a great idea! I know all my friends would love them, so I'd better add them to my list of birthday presents. Are they easy to make?

And have fun in the snow guys :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: SilverWing on January 10, 2011 09:07:52 AM
Yarn of Fabric - I'm in Winchester, about an hour north of Huntsville. :)

And thanks everyone! :D I'm going to have to break out the yarn next and try out some of these projects you all are posting!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on January 10, 2011 09:27:21 AM
I love those t-shirt pillows. What a great idea! I know all my friends would love them, so I'd better add them to my list of birthday presents. Are they easy to make?

Very easy! I've been sewing for about a week now, and those pillows were one of my first projects. I just cut the picture from the front of the t-shirt in a square (as best I could), then cut out 2 squares of denim from a pair of thrifted overalls (same size as the t-shirt). I sewed the t-shirt square to one of the pieces of denim, then sewed both pieces of denim together (right sides facing), leaving an opening big enough to feed in stuffing. Turned it right side out, stuffed it, then used fabric glue to seal the last open bit. I'd have liked to have sewn it, but I haven't figured that one out yet  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: solarray on January 10, 2011 09:27:45 AM
alright i finished project #2, which of course was not one of the things on my original to-do list. but anyway here it is. it's my first attempt at amigurumi, it turned out alright i think except for the piecing it together. i've made crochet stuffed animals before, but they weren't this small and didn't require as much sewing pieces together. my oldest dd picked out the colors and sewed the eyes and nose on. its for her out of her book, she hasn't quite got the hang of crochet yet so i told her i'd make the pieces.  and another shot, if you hadn't figured it out it is a squirrel.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on January 10, 2011 09:32:02 AM
solarray, that is freakin' adorable! I can't believe it's your first one. And I love the colors you used  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Aislynn on January 10, 2011 09:41:16 AM
That is too cute!

How was it doing an amigurumi for the first time?  That's one of the projects I'm still leery of.  But man, yours makes me want to give it a shot!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: solarray on January 10, 2011 09:50:23 AM
thank you redflag you are very kind, and can i just say for the record: that scarf is ginormous! you may have answered this already and i just missed it, but is it knit or crochet? what ever it is it looks loverly, the stitching and rows look very uniform, i bet it took awhile to whip up as well.   on to the pillows- love it! i've heard that working with t-shirts can be difficult so i've never tried it, but i have a tote full of my kids old clothes that we liked and there are t-shirts. i haven't had the nerve to touch them yet. yours came out great.

silverwing- the alice has an amazing face, and the flamingo is so little, i bow down to your mad sewing skills for making that flamingo.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: solarray on January 10, 2011 09:55:06 AM
How was it doing an amigurumi for the first time?  That's one of the projects I'm still leery of.  But man, yours makes me want to give it a shot!

the pieces worked up really quickly, it was putting it together that took some concentration. and then of course trying to weave in all those ends with out having them show anywhere was a pain in the butt. other than that it went pretty well.  i'm going to try some birds next.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rottenlittleboys on January 10, 2011 09:59:43 AM
Ok, I finally have my super list for this year. It may not have as many things on the list, but I am ok with that. Some of these things are long term and I need to keep myself on track for what is already sitting here at my house.

1) Amethyst Jewel Shawl (frogged and sent back to the pond to become a sweater instead)
2) First pair of socks finished, Wachilt socks. done
3)  Soar shawl done
4) Denim and fleece throw.done
5) Love-Loves welding hatsdone
6) 3 hot pads/ dish cloths  done
7) 1 set Christmas dishcloths/hanging towel done  
8) Denim skirt http://www.vivelyonline.com/2009/09/refashion-jeans-to-skirt.html
9) Bag from Quilted materials  done
10) Gray/silver t-shirt for me Use Burda 7866
11) Red flannel half apron done
12) Red flannel full apron done
13) Sleep pants for boys. Two pair total.  done
14) Crochet Gingerbread men for gifts next year.
15) 4 pair sewn polar socks
16) Swim or board shorts for myself
17) A birthday St. Patrick’s Day skirt for me (not going to be ready for this year)
18) Repair MIL’s crocheted blanket done
19) Snow pants for kiddo
20) Snow pants for me
21) Chalkboard roll-up mats for nieces and friends kids
22) Yellow pillow with crocheted lace for living room
23) Round bunny pillow for bed
24) Bird wrister
25) Hockey Quilt done
26) new seat for niece’s birthday seat
27) Sunrise seat cushions, locker hook
28) Apple Blossom Stole done
29) Strawberry Fields Forever socks
30) Duckies in the Round done
31) Leather bound journal https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=374937.0
32) Dish mats https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=372170.0 done
33) Kitchen set for Sister in Law
34) My own library pillow http://www.flickr.com/photos/amyandthomas/4338601424/in/[email protected]/
35)  Fish necklace  done
36) Stripped Long sleeve t-shirt done
37) Sleep pants from black with white moons and stars for me done
38) Hair curlers
39) Scrap quilt bookmarks. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368127.msg4437700#msg4437700
40)  Cozy for rice pack  done
41) Cascade Colors Socks, 2nd pair in 2011 done
42)  Camo t-shirt for boy done
43)  Recover green grocery bagdone
44) Fish hat for son's teacher, finished, but turned out too large so became a bag instead done
45) Altoid tin survival kit http://www.fieldandstream.com/photos/gallery/survival/food/2006/08/make-survival-kit-out-altoids-tin-and-two-more-life-saving-diy-
46) Green Stripe dress using Simplicity 3541 http://www.simplicity.com/p-1912-plus-size-dresses.aspx cut out and begun *looks absolutely horrible on me, may donate fabric to Project Linus
47) Plastic Fused grocery bags https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=178442.0 http://craftingagreenworld.com/2010/05/18/fab-fabrics-fused-plastic-bags-with-video/
48)  Basic Pink Vanilla socks done
49)  Apron for my brother from his old jeansdone
50) Cowl for kiddo's awesomest teacher everdone
51)  Necklace to hang glasses from while at workdone
52)  Needle work pillow, not used for needlework, but works great for everything else. done
53)  fourth pair of socks  done
54) Brown-blue pin-wale cord quilt/ sending out to be quilted today 10/3
55) Blue/green hat for Christmas Store done
56)  Granny Square Jacket done
57) G-Jim's socks  WIP
58)  Fish dishcloth for dentist receptionist  done
59)  Fiddlehead Basket  WIP
60)  Granny Square Blanket  WIP
61)  Replace sleeves in coat  WIP
62)  River Socks  WIP
63) Jingle Sharks https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=397720.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=397720.0)
64) And a soda can tree. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=400134.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=400134.0)
65) 52 Reason why I love you https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=373183.0;all (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=373183.0;all)
66) https://www.craftster.org/blog/how-to-make-holiday-ornament-garland/ (https://www.craftster.org/blog/how-to-make-holiday-ornament-garland/) Have I ever mentioned I love KittyKill's tutorials here?
67) Two hammocks. I already have the fabric for one and the wood for two.
68) These pattern weights. I love how big they are. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=346578.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=346578.0)


Somewhere just shy of 40 done/50 done

Lots of things in progress during November, nothing completed.

6 pair of socks (yeah, right) this will be broken down into individual projects)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: SilverWing on January 10, 2011 10:13:56 AM
The ami-squirrel is so cute!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: anitacj on January 10, 2011 10:14:55 AM
Started on the vintage christmas card holder today.Since we're snowed in what a perfect time to craft. ;D.So this will make 2/50 so far.Oh yeah  ;D.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: katara on January 10, 2011 10:24:20 AM
Well here is my first crafted item of 2011 to kick start my list!  ;D



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: solarray on January 10, 2011 10:34:57 AM
katara- very well executed, your boarders are amazingly straight!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on January 10, 2011 10:48:37 AM
Some very nice projects pictured in here...good job, ya'all!  :) I like seeing what everyone is doing...all so very different, too.
Ah, cables!  I'm getting ready to cast on for fingerless gloves(they are on my list!) They have cables in them and I've never done cables on dpns.  I have a friend that c/o for a big ole multi-cable blankie for her first cable project.  She didn't know if she could do them or would like them...I told her to find an easy washcloth to do...but Noooooo, and it is turning out great-even if it is slow going. =]


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: evilSabina on January 10, 2011 10:49:11 AM
What a lovely frame, katara. And I like the photograph as well.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on January 10, 2011 11:12:49 AM
thank you redflag you are very kind, and can i just say for the record: that scarf is ginormous! you may have answered this already and i just missed it, but is it knit or crochet? what ever it is it looks loverly, the stitching and rows look very uniform, i bet it took awhile to whip up as well.   on to the pillows- love it! i've heard that working with t-shirts can be difficult so i've never tried it, but i have a tote full of my kids old clothes that we liked and there are t-shirts. i haven't had the nerve to touch them yet. yours came out great.

Thank you! It's knit. I've attempted crochet three times and just can't get it (I'm utterly inept :D). It actually worked up super quick because I used super bulky yarn and size 13 needles. I'd say it was a total of about 4 hours work.

The t-shirt material was a bit tricky. It kept pulling and stretching in directions I didn't want it to go (I'm wondering if ironing on some interfacing would solve this problem). But I eventually whipped it into submission. You should definitely give it a shot, even with something at first that you don't mind ruining for practice. Although, as I said, I've been sewing for a week (and not well at all!) and mine came out alright.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on January 10, 2011 11:13:59 AM
That's an awesome frame - did you follow an online tutorial?? Not that I am planning to run out and get some nice colored glass and do one up myself right this moment - but I'm curious so I can bookmark it.  It's really sharp.  I am always wondering what to make for relatives and that would be a great thing to do. :)

Yours is fabulous!


New recipe of the year #2 is in the oven - pizza dough.  Lunch is really really late because I started much later than I should have but I know for next time - start the dough like 2 1/2 hours before you are going to have the meal...
So far so good.  It looks really pretty at least :)
I'll report back later with my thoughts on the taste lol.
I have chili for a back up plan if this doesn't come out good!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on January 10, 2011 11:16:43 AM
katara, that's a great start to the year! Really beautiful  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on January 10, 2011 11:47:11 AM
New recipe of the year #2 is in the oven - pizza dough.  Lunch is really really late because I started much later than I should have but I know for next time - start the dough like 2 1/2 hours before you are going to have the meal...
So far so good.  It looks really pretty at least :)
I'll report back later with my thoughts on the taste lol.
I have chili for a back up plan if this doesn't come out good!

You might try this dough sometime, it's my go-to pizza dough. It doesn't need to rise so you can use it right away: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Pizza-Dough-I/Detail.aspx


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Aislynn on January 10, 2011 12:11:29 PM
Mm, redflags, that pizza dough looks way too easy not to try!  I'm going to have to buy some yeast.

Also, that frame is simply gorgeous!  It looks like something you'd buy!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: yofi on January 10, 2011 12:14:20 PM
What great projects!  Great scarf, redflags.  And kittymom -- don't be afraid of cables.  Once you try them you'll be amazed how easy they are.  (And addictive!)

I've been a busy girl this weekend -- the first I've been home since the middle of December.  Here's what I finished:
1. Fingerless gloves and cowl
I love the way theese look; the fact that I finished them with three skeins of Wool-Ease I got at Odd Lots for less than $5, and three buttons I already had, just makes them all the sweeter.


2. Red Panda scarf
The red panda is my all-time favorite animal and someday I will make myself an elaborate red panda hat.  In the mean time, I have a red panda scarf.  (Altho' my Siamese seems inordinately find of it....)


3. Camera bag
Sometimes I think I'm crafty because of complicated project I plan and occassionally execute.  Other times I realize I'm crafty because I find creative solutions for daily needs.  I've been carrying my new little digital camera in my parka pocket, which is not the best protection.  Much nicer is this fairisle pouch, made from a felted sweater sleeve and leather thong.


4. Thank you cards
Every year I *mean* to write thank you notes for holiday gifts.  This year I actually *will*


5. Re-done bathroom
I actually started this last year, but it took me an inrdinately long time to finish.  New paint, new light, new fixtures and a silver-leafed mirror.


Craft on!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on January 10, 2011 12:15:01 PM
I'll try that next time.  I wasn't all too overly impressed with the pizza dough although hubby and the kids liked it... I thought it was too gummy in the center - like it didn't cook all the way through at least for my tastes....

I won't give up on pizza dough though and will try another one some other time - and I'll definitely try the one you linked to :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on January 10, 2011 12:29:50 PM
Yarn or Fabric, the doughiness can be fixed by either baking the dough for about 5 minutes before you put toppings on (use a fork to poke some holes in it first or it'll puff up quite a bit), or by rolling the dough out thinner. Also, what temp did you cook it at? I cook mine at 400 (f) for about 25-30 minutes, but it depends based on how thin your dough is and what you're cooking it on (pizza stone, baking sheet, cast iron skillet, etc.). You can also fry the dough first (mini pizza sized pieces), which is an extra step but tastes amazing.


yofi, that cowl and gloves are gorgeous!



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: onceinlovewithAmy on January 10, 2011 12:47:19 PM
Finished a third project--actually number 1 on the list.



I drew a sheep outline, then cut it out to use for my pattern. After I cut out all of the pieces (it's felt) and assembled them, I showed them to DH and he said it looks like Shaun the Sheep. *facepalm* Definitely not what I meant to do. Then he made it worse, "It's either Shaun the Sheep or one of the Serta sheep." GREAT! Even better!

At least he's cute... even if he's accidentally not original.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: shan-E-bear on January 10, 2011 12:51:35 PM
I think the little sheep is adorable! It would be really hard to be original with cartoon style sheep, and if it helps any he doesn't look exactly like Shaun the sheep (and I just watched Wallace and gromit yesterday!)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Radmom on January 10, 2011 01:00:25 PM
Well, I can't get to work due to 8 inches of snow! (I'm in Tennessee, right on the TN/AL state line pretty much) So, I'm crafting all day. And to start, here's a pic of the Alice dress I just finished for my BJD! :) I'm overly pleased with how it turned out, lol. There's a few more pics here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369617.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369617.0)

I'm in Nashville myself, and she turned out awesome!

My youngest Té, wants to start making these dolls. Except the ones she wants has a more anime look to them.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: whatthepuck on January 10, 2011 01:11:15 PM
Yofi, do you have before pictures of the bathroom?


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: batgirl on January 10, 2011 01:35:08 PM
I am not even going to pretend I can keep up with this thread!

Kittymom, I am intrigued by your hotdish project. I live in MN, but I am not from here, so I am still trying to understand the ways of the hotdish. I mainly hear people discussing tater tot hotdish. I thought it referred to any casserole, but I asked at Thanksgiving if green bean casserole is called green bean hotdish here, and it's not. Hotdish is confusing!  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: meleriffic on January 10, 2011 01:46:39 PM
Here is my list redone. At the top are all completed projects. Below are planned projects or projects I would like to make one day.

Completed Projects
1.   Knight’s Chainmail in Grey
2.   Felt Princess Hat (3)
3.   Owl Beanie
4.   Slouchy Hat for Sister
5.   Beanie for Husband
6.   Ravi Poppet for Ryan
7.   Crystal Bracelet from Beaded Allure
8.   Doll Diaper Bag
9.   Doll Quilt
10.   Diaper Cake
11.   Mermaid Poppet
12.   Sparkles the Poppet
13.   Turtle Rag Quilt
14.   Boyish Yoki Dragon
15.   Finished Bandanna Purse
16.   Baby Bunny Hat
17.   Crocheted Beanie for Daughters Birthday (2)
18.   Teddy Bear (Honey Bear Pattern
19.   Hand-spun Yarn
20.   Pink, Purple, and Black Tutu
21.   Bow sleeved T-shirt
22.   Valentine Hat for daughter
23.   Knight Birthday Party Games/Favors
24.   Egg Soaps
25.   Hobby Horse (4)
26.   Dragon Cake
27.   Cloth Book for Nephew
28.   Onesie Dresses with Matching Headbands (2)
29.   Cotton Candy Skirt
30.   Newborn Ruffle Skirt with Matching Headband
31.   Pom Pom Necklace
32.   Mickey Mouse Hats (3)
33.   Minnie Mouse Hat
34.   Needle Tatted Pendant Necklaces (3)
35.   Fire Fairy Poppet and extra outfit
36.   Phoenix Amigurumi
37.   Pink Pillowcase Nightgown
38.   Yellow Pillowcase Nightgown
39.   White Pillowcase Nightgown
40.   Orange Pillowcase Nightgown
41.   Ladybug Cake and Cupcakes
42.    Embroidered Pillowcases
43.    Wedding Necklace for SIL
44.    Halloween Bandana Skirt
45.    Leshy Poppet
46.    Mini Messanger Bag
47.    Stenciled T-Shirt
48.    Fuzzy "dork" dice
49.    Rasta Tam Hat
50.    Rasta Beaded Bracelet
51.    Rasta Skinny Scarf
52.    Rasta Corset Gypsy Skirt
53.    Bleached T-shirt
54.    Gingerbread Girl and Boy Felt Ornaments (4)
55.    Crocheted Mushroom Hotpad
56.    Bandanna Aprons (3)
57.    Sock Monkey
58.    Christmas Mug Rugs (2)
59.    Purple Flower Necklace
60.    Hoopla Button Clock
61.    Stitch-Aholic Hoopla
62.    Slippers
63.    Owl Bag
64.    Bleached Fish Shirt
65.    Crocheted Dead Fish Hat
66.    Bone shaped Christmas Stockings (2)
67.    Dog Leash (2)
68.    Dog tug toy (2)
69.    Brain Waves Hat
70.    Girls Wedding Skirts (7)
71.    Baby Girls Headbands (2)
72.    Blue Flower Necklace
73.    Vintage Necklace from Beaded Allure
74.    Birdcage Veil and Flower Hair Facinator


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: yofi on January 10, 2011 01:50:48 PM
LolaandBean -- I know I took a picture -- but of course, I can't find one now.  (I particularly took one of the hideous light fixture that was in there!)

This is after all got all the fixtures in -- before I took them down to paint.  (The toilet was there, but I replaced the seat, and the sink was installed, but not secured to the wall -- which made using the bathroom unintentionally exciting!)



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rackycoo on January 10, 2011 01:58:00 PM
I finished something! I just completed a Day of the Dead shrine, but it's for troublet, so I can't post it until she receives it. We're all snowed in, so who knows when that will be?

OK, though, I'm 1/50.  ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rottenlittleboys on January 10, 2011 02:02:58 PM
melerific, I love those 'chain maile' patterns.

yofi, wow, what a difference!

rackycoo Yay!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Aislynn on January 10, 2011 02:05:01 PM
Ooh, Racky, I can't wait to see it!

And that "unintentionally exciting" bathroom line really made me laugh!  The bathroom looks gorgeous completed, though.  I love the colors you chose!

I finished the fourth washcloth, which took forever, but I'm not crossing any of them off my list until I actually post pictures.  Which will happen as soon as I weave in ends.  I'm also a little over a foot into my ribbed scarf, and it's SOOOO soft.  I can't get over how soft it is.  It's eating the yarn, though.  If I get 4' out of two skeins, I'll be surprised.  It's Hobby Lobby's I Love This Cotton, but I don't know the yardage on it.  This one is quite firmly for a friend, but I almost want to get more cotton to do one for myself and scrap the wool idea altogether.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 10, 2011 02:13:46 PM
I am loving all of the projects!

A little note:  we are very very close to having 100 participants!!

I love that there is such a diversity of projects!

I love the wooden rainbow toy, BethieB!

Can't wait to see the shrine, rackycoo--I know someone has been waiting for it! :D

Redflags--what an eyecatching purple scarf!  I love basketweave but have only used it for pillows...I might just have to try a scarf!

I think the Abe Lincoln cross stitch is amazing, hngoodlett!

and holy cow, loved the big ball of fabric yarn turned into a rug, rantyhippie!

kwiltykate--the smocked dress is so adorable!

Aislynn and superhooker--I definitely have always wanted to try cables!  The dishcloth looks like a good place to start!

OK--I have stolen all the ideas I wanted so now off to craft some more!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: astormorray on January 10, 2011 02:16:49 PM
That IS the one redflags!  Sorry, I should have posted a link myself.  And it is VERY easy.  I, the slowest knitter on the planet, can knock one out in an afternoon.

I thought I was the slowest knitter!  :D  we should form a club.

also, yes, cables!  easier than they look and awesome!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 10, 2011 02:29:01 PM
BTW--I do think there is a WIP craftalong--which is the closest to a UFO CAL...let me see if I can find it... :D

ha ha ha This one died in 2006---guess there were too many WIP's in knitting!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=121639.0


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: yofi on January 10, 2011 02:45:09 PM
"slowest knitter on the block" ?  That just gives you more time to savor the process!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 10, 2011 02:46:48 PM
I agree yofi--it is the process I like the best and not necessarily the finished project...

btw--I loved your cowl and fingerless gloves--also that felted drawstring bag was beautiful and practical!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 10, 2011 04:09:55 PM
Some projects I finished so far:

7/50 so far!!

crocheted cowl/shoulder shrug with matching beret



crochet hat and matching scarf


two simple knit scarves--purple one is for a coworker and the mohair one is for me :D


and footstool I saved with matching chair cushion!
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369674.msg4345546#msg4345546


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: batgirl on January 10, 2011 04:31:14 PM
pretties!!!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on January 10, 2011 04:54:38 PM
Always, that beret is each kind of awesome! And wow, you've been busy  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rackycoo on January 10, 2011 05:14:16 PM
Lovely knitwear!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 10, 2011 05:23:58 PM
Thanks redflags...I actually just winged the pattern...once you know how to make a hat, it is pretty neat how you can change things up just a little bit and use the basic pattern! :D

I want to give credit to April Draven for her past sharing of her awesome patterns!

Thanks rackycoo...I do better with yarn than with embroidery :(


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on January 10, 2011 05:39:15 PM
Busy again tonight! Finished my craft for the "fake swap" craftalong, an Anthropologie shirt-collar necklace knockoff (post: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369682.0). I also finally put the gold coins on my chainmail bellydance belt (post: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=352164.msg4111924#msg4111924).







Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 10, 2011 05:52:06 PM
I love the little collar!

Also, the belt!  I have taken only four lessons but soon, I want to make a few things to wear as I get better!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on January 10, 2011 06:15:04 PM
Also, the belt!  I have taken only four lessons but soon, I want to make a few things to wear as I get better!

Accessories definitely help! The sound and movement of the belts are super motivating, although highly annoying to anyone trying to sleep in the next room  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on January 10, 2011 06:27:07 PM
Very nice job w/the crocheted items, alwaysinmyroom!!!  *clappin'*  I liked looking at the nice stitching on the cowl and hat...cant make it out on the others...=]

Love the collar, redflags, and the bellydancin' belt... :D

We're still chugging along in January...Destash!!!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: batgirl on January 10, 2011 06:29:08 PM
redflags, I love both of those! Beautiful!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: SilverMoon on January 10, 2011 07:10:21 PM
I thought I'd join in too. I was trawling around trying to find more things to add to my list, then realised 50 crafts was one a week for the rest of the year... so I might leave the end of the list empty for now and fill it with the inevitable birthday/xmas crafts as I go along. I tried to read back through this thread but only got as far as page 23 before I had to give in and just post already... maybe when the kids are in bed I'll get to the other 65 pages! :P Red means 'in progress', Green numbers are finished objects, linked when possible.

1.  finish 'Tetris' Blanket (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=478376)
2. Robot for my youngest son (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=459870)
3.  Rainbow scarf (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=433658)
4.  Sister2's birthday present (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=435100)
5. Brain slug hat & hair accessory for commission (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=451932)
6.  kokeshi doll amigurumis (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/yuuii---amigurumi-kokeshi-doll)
7. Two camouflage dragons for "Pay It Forward" craft for Facebook friend (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=438798)
8.  Sakura purse (for my niece, with the above dolls) (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/fat-bag)  
9.  Tardis iPhone case (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368102.msg4354207#msg4354207)
10.  Grug for a 6th birthday present (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=459501)
11.  Owl cable gloves (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=443553) for personal swap
12.  Something off my Ravelry queue: Moogle for best friend's birthday present (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=450809)
13.  Something off my Ravelry queue: Eyeball dice bag  for sister's partner's birthday present (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=452356)
14.  Burlesque dragon (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4361699#msg4361699) for Flood Relief auction
15.  Cheeky dragon (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4364663#msg4364663) for Flood Relief auction
16.  Pirate dragon (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4366911#msg4366911) for Flood Relief auction
17.  Big house elf for the Awesome swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=373311.msg4424933#msg4424933)
18.  Niece's 13th birthday ladybug scarf, and ladybug phone cozy. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=432275)
19.  Seven mini dragons for HTTYD birthday party goody bags (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=451151)
20.  Richmond dragon (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=435099) for friend's birthday
21.  Pink dragon mobile for friend's baby (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4489206#msg4489206)
22.  Hot pink & black tassled hat (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=436104) for another friend.
23.  Purple headband (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=435770) for Miss Five to wear to school.
24.  Ladybug to cheer up niece diagnosed with diabetes (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=447688)
25.  Cowl for my mother's 75th present (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=438827)
26.  Kawaii bunny (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=443554) for personal swap
27.  Labyrinth swap things (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=377264.msg4475355#msg4475355)
28.  Whedonverse swap things (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=376298.msg4507082#msg4507082)
29.  One more  ::) dragon for my eldest son's birthday (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=450390) (The dragon he already has needed a friend apparently!)
30.  Mother's Day present for my mother (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=452358)
31.  M&Ms minis tube for swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=378258.msg4503483#msg4503483)
32.  Pass the parcel swap thing (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=380802.msg4513523#msg4513523)
33.  Necklace for International Snack swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=380812.msg4520961#msg4520961)
34. Three tiny movie things (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=382387.msg4548596#msg4548596) (for swap)
35. Master Three's birthday present - Mr Bump (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=459869)
36. Birthday present for best friend's wife (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4545228#msg4545228)
37.  One Tiny Stuffie (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=470971)
38.  ATCs for July Swap (http://dragoncrafting.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-first-atcs.html)
39.  Present for Ravelry birthday swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4582940#msg4582940)
40.  Things for Aussie Wish Swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=387549.msg4594839#msg4594839)
41. Things for Dresden Files swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=389099.msg4635182#msg4635182)
42. Amis for August Birthday swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=387266.msg4607493#msg4607493)
43.  Monster bag &Placebo things for August Birthday swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=387266.msg4617438#msg4617438)
44.  Sybilline Sisterhood Mitts for my neice (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4592438#msg4592438)
45.  "Energizer Bunny of Forensic Science" ami (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=371474.msg4370324#msg4370324) - for the Amigurumi Army's January Rabbit assignment
46.  Golden Dragon (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=372169.msg4379368#msg4379368) for the Amigurumi Army's February assignment (and the Craftster Ugly Challenge!)
47.  Something green (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=435208) for the March Amigurumi Army assignment
48. Pig for April Amigurumi Army assignment (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/angry-birds-pig)
49. Plants Vs Zombies amigurumi (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4657781#msg4657781) for May Amigurumi Army assignment
50.  Brain slug (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/futuramas-brain-slugs-2) for June Amigurumi Army assignment
Nerdy July Amigurumi Army assignment
51.  August Amigurumi Army assignment - Giant Adipose for my sister's birthday (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4603397#msg4603397)
52.  September Amigurumi Army assignment "Ami with a Twist" - Fish to Sushi for my niece's birthday (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4626319#msg4626319)
53. October Amigurumi Army assignment: Nurse (ami in Halloween costume) (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4656065#msg4656065)
54. "Gift stash" Badtz Maru (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/badtz-maru-plushie) for November Amigurumi Army assignment
55. December Amigurumi Army assignment (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/double-tail-santa-hat)
56. Rainbow slouchy hat for ME! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4642883#msg4642883)
57. Fingerstaches for my nieces (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4644979#msg4644979)
58. Things for Random Swap Rd 3 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=390795.msg4652299#msg4652299)
59. Tiny adipose x3 for those that asked for them (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4649545#msg4649545)
60.  Flash hat for charity (and Nerd Wars) (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4649557#msg4649557)
61. Dinosaur scales hat for charity (and Nerd Wars) (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4650208#msg4650208)
62. Apocalypse Fashion swap things (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=392246.msg4665302#msg4665302)
63. Rainbow Twizzler hat for charity (and Nerd Wars) (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4652192#msg4652192)
64. Batman hat for charity (and Nerd Wars) (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4653203#msg4653203)
65. Floppy  green hat for charity (and Nerd Wars) (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4653966#msg4653966)
66. Raspberry Twizzler hat for Miss Five's teacher's birthday (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/twizzler-2)
67. Rainbow slouchy hat for charity (and Nerd Wars) (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/fantasy-fae-slouch-hat-2/)
68. Suprise "Just Because" scarf for best friend's wife (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/berry-spice-scarf-2)
69. Nurse for the mother of the person who got the last nurse (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4664236#msg4664236)
70. Flower rings for Teachers Day (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4665271#msg4665271)
71. sushi for MIL's Japanese friend (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/fish-to-sushi-amigurumi-2)
72. Yet another Twizzler birthday hat (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/twizzler-3)
73. Jar of Whimsies swap crafted things
74. Sheldon ami (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/pee-wee-herman-amigurumi-peewee-doll)
75. Bunny blanket for charity (and Nerd Wars) (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/bunny-blanket-buddy---crochet)
76. End of year gift for Master Three's playgroup leader (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/braided-scarf)
77. Wristband for Master Three's Music group student teacher (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=497332)
78. End of year gift for Master Three's Music group teacher (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4686073#msg4686073)
79. Three "paper chain" crochet scarves for end of year teacher gifts (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/pipers-chain-scarf)
80. Set (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/angry-birds-cardinal) of Angry (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/angry-birds-pig-2) Birds juggling (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/angry-bird-the-black-bomb-bird) balls
81. learn to knit
82. Rainbow charity monster (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/amigurumi---bubble-leg-monster)
83. 7 sets of superhero masks and cuffs (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/masquerade-mask-2)
84. 7 superhero capes (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4704254#msg4704254)
85. hand painted gift tags (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.msg4704645#msg4704645)
Cricket ball ami
fingerless gloves for DP
Doctor Who season 12 scarf for DP
Dragon handbag/shoulder bag
The Endless dragon amigurumi set 1/7
Fingerless gloves for myself
Finish the glass block/LED/solar/motion sensing front path
Paint growth chart tree at end of hallway
Do something with old concert tshirts
something felted
Run a stuffie drive on my craft blog for Backpacks 4 Aussie Kids (http://www.backpacks4aussiekids.com.au/)
Spend a day taking photos of Melbourne (and then make an album or poster out of them)
Make a book with a "hidden compartment"
Make at least one awesome home decor craft that isn't the growth chart tree or light up front path
Altered Book
something Teesha Moore inspired


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on January 10, 2011 07:24:39 PM
26. At least 2 Somethings off my Ravelry queue

I hadn't thought of that. Oh, that changes a lot of things ???  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: babalina58 on January 10, 2011 08:01:16 PM
 Hello all,
   I would like to push myself too in getting some things done that are for me, my family, friends and pets too :) I have watched this and think it is a wonderful thing and would love to partake with you all in the venture of self crafting and learning :)

I will make my list but for starters I guess I just post here

1) Make a puppy crib blanket for my great nephew
2) make an I spy blanket for my other great nephew
3) make a I spy for my great niece
4) learn to knit myself a scarf
5) make some stepping stones for my yard with the dogs, kids,sea shells and little things
6)a family tree album for my nieces & Nephew
7)
8) a lap quilt or blanket for DH in Redskins
9) a small art quilt for my DH for his office Redskins
10) make some bird feeders for my front flower garden
11) teachers gifts for my granddaughters teachers for the end of the year
12) make myself a stenciled shirts
13) start scrapbooking again
14) 10 receiving blankets for my great nephew
15)Memorial garden for my Buster  :'(
16) a bench for my memorial garden
17) grow a garden and make my own compost area.
18) Make my good friend Susi,Rox,Stacy,Satina something special
19) Make gourmet dog treats for mine and my friends dogs
20) Make a sewing machine apron for my serger
21) make my quilted art for above my bed ( ocean one) STARTED :)
22) make a no soliciting/ Fundraisers welcome sign for my home :)
23) make Mango chutney to go with my brie
24) Burp cloths for my nephew
25) Make jammie pants for myself and the kids for Christmas
26) make summer jammies for my grandson
27) summer jammies for my granddaughter
28) Make a penguin plunge hoodie for my granddaughter
29) make a wallet
30) learn to needle felt a little Penguin or animal
31) Make a harness for my dog/dogs
32) make a ribbon holder for my granddaughters hair pretties
33) Move computer desk and paint and make kitchen area for grandkids :)
34) make some mittens out of my Aran sweater
35) Paint my house myself
36) make a bathroom set for my guest bath
37) roof my shed ( I have never roofed before but this will be fun
38) lay new tile in my guest bath myself
39) Make a Hair bow holder for my granddaughters bows
40) grow an herb & veggie garden to cook fresh Basil, rosemary, tyme, sage
41) make a seashell basket for my bathroom
42) 10 receiving blankets for my baby nephew
43) make a memorial shelf for my dogs ashes and stuff :(
44)cross stitch for my mom of Elvis frame and mail to her
45) Make some jelly's for the neighbors for baskets
46) make 22 gifts for the kids end of the year graduation ( something small)
47)bake a jumbo cupcake with the grandkids
48) make a 3 shit oops SHIRT for my grandson's birthday :)
49) make a fabric coil basket
50) make myself a purse

Well, I guess that is what I will push for start small right? so I will update as I go and hope I can make my whole list!! I am thrilled to get started :) ;D ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: kunoni on January 10, 2011 08:27:08 PM
Lovely list- just one thing- #48- typo ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ariethine on January 10, 2011 09:07:13 PM
I cant keep up either.... @[email protected]
Meh. Still working.. Great projects everyone!!! <3 I want to steal all ideas!! :P


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: babalina58 on January 10, 2011 09:07:17 PM
Lovely list- just one thing- #48- typo ;)

Bwahaha///Yep..he makes enough for all of us  :D I will fix but that was a good catch!!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: katara on January 10, 2011 09:42:20 PM
What a lovely frame, katara. And I like the photograph as well.
Thank you! The photograph is of my grandmother and her aunt taken MANY years ago!

That's an awesome frame - did you follow an online tutorial?? Not that I am planning to run out and get some nice colored glass and do one up myself right this moment - but I'm curious so I can bookmark it.  It's really sharp.  I am always wondering what to make for relatives and that would be a great thing to do. :)

Yours is fabulous!


Thanks for the comments! Actually it's a mini-kit I received as a gift. Will be willing to help if you ever decide to attempt it. :-)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: DizzerSpinninRound on January 10, 2011 10:28:46 PM
I'm makin some slippers for myself for when I go to the hospital to have the baby! I'm using McCall's #7842, 1981 Travel Accessories (http://s3.amazonaws.com/bonanzleimages/afu/images/0966/1214/CMB-3371.jpg) (it's a vintage pattern). I have all of the pieces cut, just gotta sew them together tomorrow (nothin else to do since we're caught in an ice storm). So there will be one more item to cross off of the list tomorrow :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: fishstix43 on January 11, 2011 04:50:46 AM
I love how everyone else has snow days, and here in WI we've got maybe an inch of snow on ground...  In crafty news, for some reason I decided to work on two of my ginormous projects-my knifty knitter blanket (2 of three panels done) and my scrappy latch hook (1/3 or so done?  Ran out of blue and green yarn though)  I just need to keep it up-they're both very good projects for when I come home exhausted after 12 hours at school-if I only get one row done, it's still progress!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 11, 2011 06:31:06 AM
ha ha -- what a perfect "typo"! welcome to the madness babalina58!

I can't wait to see your slippers dizzer! I love slippers!

fishstix43--I am looking forward to seeing your blanket...It might mean that I will purchase the long loom knifty knitter!  I have been eyeing all of the projects I have seen made with it!  I love crafty supplies...

I will try to take better pics...I love seeing the actual stitches used as well, but for knitting, unless it is extra unusual or pretty, one stockinette scarf looks like another! :D



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: batgirl on January 11, 2011 07:05:43 AM
Fishstix, is it the super long knifty, or the longest one in the set? I am curious about that really long one! I have made blankets with 9 or 12 squares from the long one in the set. I am also curious about the tighter wooden looms.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: vampedangel14 on January 11, 2011 07:10:09 AM
I'm curious too as I have all of the knifty knitter looms. I haven't used them all yet though XD  I do want to get one of those little sock looms that I've seen before but have not found it in the store yet.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: batgirl on January 11, 2011 07:13:04 AM
I have the long set and the round set, but recently I saw a *really* long afghan one! I've seen the wood ones in Joann's and they look like they would produce a tighter stitch. I really want one now, but I am trying to be frugal, so I would like to see some projects made on one first.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: meleriffic on January 11, 2011 07:48:56 AM
They have the sock loom at Hobby Lobby. If you don't have one near you, you can shop online there now.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on January 11, 2011 08:05:55 AM
There are directions online for making your own knitting loom and you can make them any size you want which is cool.  It would be really cheap to make...
http://loomknittinghelp.com/intro/makeloom.html

There are lots of sites on the web for making them - round or straight - I just thought that one was cool since it gave the gauge and the distance between the pins or nails :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: evilSabina on January 11, 2011 08:12:22 AM
This thread is terrible. ;D I just ordered some looms and a book. And now I'm gonna have to make some looms.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 11, 2011 08:37:52 AM
26. At least 2 Somethings off my Ravelry queue

I hadn't thought of that. Oh, that changes a lot of things ???  :D

Oh this does change some things!  I need to make some stuff on my queue so I can add other stuff.  :D

And I've finished the embroidery part of my SO's Christmas present.  Now I have to turn it into a pillow.  That really shouldn't take long.  :D  yay!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on January 11, 2011 08:56:01 AM
The Jo-Ann's near me has a class you can take with the sock loom, I think it's included with the class fee.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 11, 2011 09:38:09 AM
no fair reminding me of my queue at ravelry!!  That is a whole different list... :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on January 11, 2011 09:48:41 AM
The Jo-Ann's near me has a class you can take with the sock loom, I think it's included with the class fee.



We are getting a Joanns in a few months - sadly it's a small one.  It would be super if they had a class on the loom.  I've always been curious about those looms.  I picked up two at a second hand store awhile back - with the intent of sending them in a swap box but then I stopped swapping as much and they ended up in one of my yard sale boxes... I have to say that I'd take the sock loom class just to learn to make yoga socks.  I want a pair or two so badly!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 11, 2011 09:51:51 AM
I crocheted yoga socks--they were super easy!  They were suppose to be handwarmers... :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: babalina58 on January 11, 2011 10:23:31 AM
Silly me...HOW do I make it so I can put my list link into my profile so I dont have to scroll to find it through all the site? Man I need to add take some computer classes huh...big ol doodoo bird here ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rlynn on January 11, 2011 10:49:22 AM
copy and paste this link...it should go directly to the page your list is on.
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.870

Welcome, Monica!!!!  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: sheepBlue on January 11, 2011 11:15:41 AM
I finally can post a few things I made lately...one because I goofed on a swap item and now I'm not going to send it  :P Anyway, I tried making felted balls off my to do list and here's the product! Like I said, I have hairy balls (that was for you TSM LOL), but they're neat to try. I'm uber excited because the fiber class I'm in right now will be covering wet felting later in the quarter and I'm raring to go!



The failed swap item is this felt art I made....I was planning to make it into a hanging bag that you could tuck some potpourri into, messed up on cutting out the bag, rebrainstormed and decided to frame it, and then the backing of the frame is just not that great so I'm not sending...oh well. It's destined for my STS shop, hopefully it'll get some love there.



There's going to be a giant crash of the server when I can post all the swap stuff I've done and am planning to do lol.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 11, 2011 11:25:35 AM
copy and paste this link...it should go directly to the page your list is on.
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366592.870

Welcome, Monica!!!!  :)

Not exactly... :D  Anytime you want to link to an exact message, you must see MSG in the link...always click on the blue words at the top of your post--it will put the exact location in your browser bar...highlight and copy it

The link above will only take you to the top of the page of the first post for that page...you would have to scroll down to look for it...It is a very common mistake that we fix a lot when people post to links :D

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Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: BethieB on January 11, 2011 11:33:40 AM
I'm making curtains today if all goes well.  Both my daughter and I have the flu but I am losing my mind laying in bed with nothing to do, and have no hand sewing projects ready...so curtains it is.  They aren't on my list that I posted here but they have been on my mental list so it's all cool, lol!  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 11, 2011 11:42:19 AM
lol sheepblue--love your hairy balls (twss) :D

It takes a lot of hand work (twss) to get them nice and smooth...but, aren't they neat!?

I love your little felt piece...the birch trees are looking at me and the house is smiling...was that on purpose? :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: superhooker on January 11, 2011 11:47:10 AM
The tree and house picture is awesome!!  Birch trees are so pretty!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: batgirl on January 11, 2011 11:54:20 AM
I love the birch trees!!!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lozzieozzie on January 11, 2011 12:05:12 PM
List update!!!

I had another pair of gloves on order, so knocked those out and then finished this off!  

Gloves

No. 26 Storage box- DONE!!




Sorry about the dodgy pics - I can't get my phone to work right - it's trying to ruin my New Year's resolution of updating Craftster within the same year!!! Also - it really does look better in real life, promise!!!

Also sewed in the last few bits of my housemate's blankie - needs a few more rows, but it's big enough to give until I finish it off properly.

Again - sorry about the dodgy pics, couldn't get it all in!!

Beware - NSFW!!
 
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Woohoo - on a roll!!



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 11, 2011 12:14:44 PM
YAY!  what a great start to 2011!  Nice storage idea as well!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: waggonswest on January 11, 2011 12:23:28 PM
This thread moves too fast for me!  I am claiming my first project for the year.  We had our major holiday party this past weekend.   It is our annual thank you to all our our friends, co-workers and relations and we have been doing it for almost mmmphfty years.  Unfortunately, I can't post any pictures because we were so focused on the party that we didn't take a single picture.  I'll do a recipe post to cover some of the things on the list.  I count it a project since we had 70 guests, prepared 60 unique dishes (yes, it is a bit over the top, but that is what freezers are for), decorated, did flower arrangements and CLEANED everything.    Now I can get back to quilting.  Yay. 


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 11, 2011 12:42:27 PM
whew--I got tired just reading your post!  60 dishes? wow..yeah, I think you got a huge project or 30 done! :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rantyhippie on January 11, 2011 12:43:41 PM
LOVE LOVE LOVE that "[email protected]$k it" afghan!! that's awesome.

I need to make some new curtains too. Right now I just have sheets thumb-tacked to the wall.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rlynn on January 11, 2011 12:44:04 PM
copy and paste this link...it should go directly to the page your list is on.
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Welcome, Monica!!!!  :)

Not exactly... :D  Anytime you want to link to an exact message, you must see MSG in the link...always click on the blue words at the top of your post--it will put the exact location in your browser bar...highlight and copy it

The link above will only take you to the top of the page of the first post for that page...you would have to scroll down to look for it...It is a very common mistake that we fix a lot when people post to links :D

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Oh! See, I learn new things in this thread all the time.  Off to fix my link in my signature.  Thanks.  


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 11, 2011 12:49:43 PM
You did yours correctly...:D  I checked...

yeah--thanks to the more savvy/techy people , I have also learned a lot! :D

There is way too much to remember, however,...and I still goof it up...I have not even put my list in my signature yet! :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: shan-E-bear on January 11, 2011 12:58:22 PM
Oh oh! I signed up for my first organized swap yesterday! I'm very excited and a little bit nervous :) so gotta add it to my list (it's the suprise ball swap)
I have started several things finished nothing and frogged more than a few somethings. There is a Teddy bear on the table that I am determined to get done in the next couple of days.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: sheepBlue on January 11, 2011 01:22:38 PM
lol sheepblue--love your hairy balls (twss) :D

It takes a lot of hand work (twss) to get them nice and smooth...but, aren't they neat!?

I love your little felt piece...the birch trees are looking at me and the house is smiling...was that on purpose? :D

LOL yeah I almost rubbed my hands raw doing it  ;D

And the faces in the felt piece were not intentional but now that you mention it I totally see it LOL. That house is giving some major cheese.  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: batgirl on January 11, 2011 01:28:54 PM
I make wool balls by sticking them in an old knee high stocking and running them through the washer and dryer a few times.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on January 11, 2011 01:32:10 PM
I'm making curtains today if all goes well.  Both my daughter and I have the flu but I am losing my mind laying in bed with nothing to do, and have no hand sewing projects ready...so curtains it is.  They aren't on my list that I posted here but they have been on my mental list so it's all cool, lol!  :D

I hope you guys get too feeling better soon! I've got the flu myself, and it feels so wrong to lay around and not craft anything.



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on January 11, 2011 01:34:07 PM
lozzieozzie- Wow, you have been awesomely busy! And I do mean awesome  ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 11, 2011 01:34:19 PM
Do you just use them for your dryer? Did you post on this board?

I did not really pay too much attention to the hairy-ness of the felt balls until it was mentioned by sheepblue...

oh--you use them for dog toys? (peeked at your list)...they must be smooth!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: sheepBlue on January 11, 2011 01:43:20 PM
Do you just use them for your dryer? Did you post on this board?

I did not really pay too much attention to the hairy-ness of the felt balls until it was mentioned by sheepblue...

oh--you use them for dog toys? (peeked at your list)...they must be smooth!

I imagine I could have gotten it to be smoother if I kept going but my hands were hurting by the point that I quit so I wasn't going to make it.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: musiclady on January 11, 2011 01:53:26 PM
check another one off my list . . . now I'm up to four completed projects!

25. mittens for DD

I posted them over at the destash along:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368127.msg4346922#msg4346922

I seem to be getting all the easy things out of the way first . . . that doesn't bode well for December!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: heini on January 11, 2011 01:54:13 PM
Oh wow, you have all been busy with crafting!

I have finished the second item (pictures are still in the camera) and will draw the pattern for my sister's skirt tomorrow.

1. Wallet for me
2. Wallet for a friend (Birthday in 8.1.)

3. Shirt for my youngest sister
4. Shirt for me
5. Skirt for my middle sister
6. Skirt for me too
7. Coat for a friend
8. Bibs for my friends' baby
9. Fabric book for the same baby. I'm planning to make appliqued and embroidered animals.
10. At least a hand made card for my middle sister if she graduates in the spring. Maybe a present too.
11. Afghan for my youngest sister. It would be combined Yule and Birthday gift, so I have a whole year to make it.
12. Learn to make sweetened potato casserole
13. Travel sewing kit (for fixing clothes when travelling)


heini  are you crafting a travel sewing kit...like a needle book?  I made use of a second hand
?coin/makeup? purse...I've got several buttons in the bottom of it, folding scissors, two needles and baggie of small spools from some sewing kit...it's worked out great.  If I have a button to sew onto my knitted items...that is my little kit to throw into my craft bag. :D
Something like that, haven't designed it yet and I'm not sure how much stuff I want to put in it. At least needles, few different coloured threads, safety pins, scissors and some buttons. I'll sew the whole thing myself, because then I can make a pocket for scissors, pocket for buttons etc. AND because I have too many fabric scraps.

We were in England last August and my BF broke his trousers on the first or second day. Luckily a friend had needles and thread with him, even though I expected he would be the last person to travel with sewing supplies. I've been thinking since that it would be handy to have a small sewing kit that I could easily take with me.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: batgirl on January 11, 2011 02:01:27 PM
Both! I use them in my dryer and I am going to make some for the dog as well- I bought him one once and he *loves* it!  I'll post them soon, the last 2 are still going through some laundry cycles to tighten up. This set is for the dryer, then I want to make 2 for the dog and a set for a secret friend.  8)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: sunspotted on January 11, 2011 02:40:54 PM
I've finished a few more things this week but they are for swaps, so not to be posted until received (aaaaargh, the waiting, it burns!).  If I could figure out where I put the bag of stuffing after I made a horde of octopi in December then I'd have two more things to post.  They were small octopi, I'm sure I should have some left.  Somewhere.  In theory. 

I have worked very very hard to teach the dogs and cats to STAY AWAY FROM MY YARN.  I can't imagine giving any of them a wool toy.   ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on January 11, 2011 03:50:20 PM
ok! So many things to catch up on...LoVe the felted project/pic!!  Couldn't imagine pulling off something like that...but wouldlike to make a felt rug or wall hanging...penny kind.*ugh...wish I had a link to show* =]

thank you for the heads up, allwaysinmyroom...=]  I will try and be more dilligent about linking correctly!  I love whatcha all do...and I don't even know the half of it!!! 

Agree'd sunspotted...wool? for kitties/doggies??? Go figure!!  They have plenty of other toys!!  Yarn is my toy!

Sorry to hear about the flu bugs goin' around...and curtains have been on the list for sometime...just not THIS list!
 ;D  Better get to it and make the hubster happy...=]

And here is the latest finished article...yes..knitted...and a hat(my fave-the Astor hat pattern from British mag Yarn Forward):

7/50


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: batgirl on January 11, 2011 03:52:43 PM
haha. good point! My dog loves anything ball-shaped.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: DncingDreamer on January 11, 2011 04:08:25 PM
batgirl that's how I make mine, too. I just finished a few more for one of my projects because the cat seems to think they're toys. I had originally made 3 then mysteriously I had 1...


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Aislynn on January 11, 2011 04:12:18 PM
That hat is gorgeous!  What sort of yarn did you use?


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: batgirl on January 11, 2011 04:29:09 PM
haha, eclecticdreamer, I made some little ones for my BF's cats, too!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: LaughingLark on January 11, 2011 05:28:50 PM
Kittymom13, that hat is beautiful!

I (sort of) got item #1 done. I wanted to make a hat that fits me on circular needles. I'm a beginner. I did a test gauge swatch, but I still made my hat too big. I turned it into a slouchy hat by crocheting around it until it fit me. I ended up liking it better than a regular hat! It stays over my ears when the -0F wind is blowing! I want to make a couple more of these, but if I set out to make them big on purpose, I'll make something that fits a chihuahua's head, I bet.  :D
(http://s54.photobucket.com/albums/g116/LaughingLark/Destash-along%202011%20on%20Craftster/?action=view&current=Purpleslouchyhat.jpg)
The yarn is recycled sweater yarn, Kool aid dyed. It's all wool.  :)
I may try to make another this week, while it is so horribly cold here.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: batgirl on January 11, 2011 05:32:27 PM
That is so pretty (and ear coverage is essential!)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: DncingDreamer on January 11, 2011 05:56:44 PM
Ok finished project #2! First were more felted dryer balls. Now I decided to use up some fleece and make some really quick fingerless gloves for work. This week I'm working on the driveup and the deal drawer is miserably cold even with the heat on. It's going to snow tonight/tomorrow and if I have to work I'd like a little extra insulation so I don't screw up people's deposits by counting their cash wrong. They were really quick and not my best work but they'll do what I want :)

20)Fingerless fleece gloves



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on January 11, 2011 06:13:07 PM
awesome fingerless mitts!  They do look warm and comfy  :)
I hope they make the drive up a bit more bearable  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: J_Kieviet on January 11, 2011 06:21:18 PM
Haven't worked on my list much, but did get the base of the cards done for new years, made some baby soap, and am working on a loom knit baby set - hat, socks, mittens, maybe a sweater


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: batgirl on January 11, 2011 06:57:00 PM
Here's my first batch of wool balls:



I used Deb Stoller Full O Sheep yarn, I love the colors and it felts beautifully! The purple and orange still need a few more rounds in the wash.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Aislynn on January 11, 2011 06:59:49 PM
Ooh!  The colors are just gorgeous!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 11, 2011 07:05:08 PM
I finished two projects today!  And I started a new project!  I'm so happy about this!  Tomorrow's goal is to put new batteries in the camera and take pictures.  

All Finished!!
1. Sketchbook project
24. Embroidered Celtic Cross for Zach.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: fishstix43 on January 11, 2011 07:27:29 PM
To everyone asking about my blanket- It's not on the really long one, it's on the plastic one that's ~18 inches long.  I'm making up three long strips and plan on sewing the three together on the long sides to get one big blanket.  I'm a bit nervous about how well they'll actually come together, but we'll see how it goes.  I've got two strips done, so hopefully I can show you all a finished product before too long!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on January 11, 2011 07:46:51 PM
batgirl, those are gorgeous! Yes, you have beautiful balls  :D

Ffrogg, way to go! Any pics coming?


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: SilverMoon on January 11, 2011 08:09:57 PM
I'm on the 11th row of the front of my second potholder. This one is a bit bigger - 55x55 stitches. I don't have a printer hooked up, so I'm just hooking in front of the computer, with GIMP open. Unfortunately that means I take far too many Craftster forum breaks...


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: batgirl on January 11, 2011 08:23:53 PM
hehehe


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 11, 2011 08:44:41 PM
Ffrogg, way to go! Any pics coming?

Yeah!  Tomorrow.  I have to put new batteries in my camera and I was waiting on my embroidery to dry.  so yeah - definetly tomorrow.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: MommyTheMaid on January 11, 2011 10:33:20 PM
I finished reorganizing and decorating my craft room  :D  Feels good to cross something off.  You can see it here ;D

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369774.0


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: evilSabina on January 12, 2011 04:59:24 AM
That craft room looks fabulous! Organization IS possible. At least for a little while. ;) Very inspiring.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: lozzieozzie on January 12, 2011 05:19:27 AM
OMG - Mommythe maid, that craft room is fantabulous!

How come you can have a whole room, and it looks so lovely and tidy, and i can't even keep a tiny camping table tidy??!! (Yes, regrettably, that camping table IS my craft room - it would be nice to see it every once in a while  :( )

everyone is cooking on gas - there's some amazing projects up here! Sorry I can't post on every project, but then I would never get anything done, so I'll just say they're all great!

x


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: DncingDreamer on January 12, 2011 06:18:46 AM
snow day today so I can't use my new gloves but it also means I'm going to craft between shoveling us out! look out list! you're going down!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: vampedangel14 on January 12, 2011 06:54:39 AM
So, I just pulled out my latch hook kit thinking that would be a good project to do today and it looks like I started it a long time ago. There are only a few rows done on it, but I did start it! I'm going to use my row counter so I don't lose track of where I am. This thing is huge too so I probably won't finish today. It will depend on how much attention my kitten wants. He's in play mode right now XD


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on January 12, 2011 06:55:28 AM
MommyTheMaid, your room looks amazing! I love that shade of blue, and am totally jealous of your organizational skill  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rackycoo on January 12, 2011 07:42:04 AM
Nice balls, batty!  :D

Ffrogg: congrats on completing your sketchbook! That's awesome! I have my fingers crossed that I will be done by the end of the day.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 12, 2011 07:44:59 AM
MommyTheMaid - I'm so envious of your crafty space!  Its awesome!  I feel like Iozzie - how is you can keep an entire room neat and tidy while my crafts just seem to take over everything and make a mess.  ::)  But that's on my list this year.  And there's like, 15 steps to make this happen.

1. Clean out all the crap from under my bed.
2. Get ALL the yarn out from the bottom of my closet.
3. Get ALL the yarn out from behind the couch
4. Collect all other various balls of yarn that are hiding around the house.

Ok - so not 15....  but as we all know - there will be more steps before the project is done.  lol.

I'm waiting some more to post pictures.  I have to fight the snow to go get ONE MORE SKEIN OF YARN for a project.  Then I can finish that and post it as well.  And I still have to locate batteries for the camera...  don't know where they went!  ack!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 12, 2011 08:14:16 AM
You guys and all this talk about balls, both hairy and smooth, and beautiful as well....LOL!!! ROLF!!!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: batgirl on January 12, 2011 08:18:22 AM
LOL!

That craft room is inspiring me to get to work on mine!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on January 12, 2011 08:31:11 AM
LOL!

That craft room is inspiring me to get to work on mine!

Your balls???!  ROFLMAO~!!!

OK, butt...seriously...I've been getting frustrated with my lack of crafting anything but medieval faire stuff in the last several weeks on my days off.  I have half a list already setup with projects I need to do for this year and have yet to do ANY of them.  I even have one already cut and ready to assemble and I can't seem to find a spare 45 minutes to yank it out and sew it :P  I look forward to my faire weekends each year though, so I can stick it out for a little while longer.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: batgirl on January 12, 2011 08:57:54 AM
I have already been hard at work on my balls. :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: LaughingLark on January 12, 2011 09:09:47 AM
I was thinking of taking some scratchy wool and working on my dryer balls today. But would I end up with itchy ones?  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 12, 2011 09:12:17 AM
The Astor hat is such a gorgeous pattern...the green is gorgeous--what yarn did you use?

I have seen the fleece gloves...but I do not want to add to my list...oh, well, maybe... :D

Batgirl--what gorgeous colors!  I know a lot of the ones I have seen were much more muted -- I like the brightness of them!  I have not seen that yarn...I bet is is also great for knitting...

mommythemaid--your crafting room is gorgeous--and neat---and clean--<----jealous!!!

and, you silly gals...enough talk about the balls...what are you, a 15 year old boy? :D

Stop it!  Stay on crafting! :D  


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on January 12, 2011 09:25:44 AM
You all are killing me! Ok, always, back on track...

I've overhauled and updated my list, but I'm just going to post the newest additions here instead of the whole list. I came to the decision that this year I'm focusing on my family and our home. I want to spend more time crafting useful items, like wearables, washcloths, and so on.

- Crafting journal (because I can never remember all the projects I want to start)
- Frankie Stein doll
- Cloth napkins
- More hair bows (large, puffy, etc.)
- Travel knitting bag (sling-type, hip area)
- Knit sampler squares afghan
- Knit washcloth
- Jute rug
- Tile coasters (http://pinterest.com/pin/2771742/)
- Eyeglass case (inspired by http://bit.ly/fniagc)
- Cabled owl washcloth (temporarily abandoned due to fail)
- DDPQE cross stitch
- Entry for the Craft the Love contest
- Embroidered children's book cover (http://pinterest.com/pin/2879228/)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: J_Kieviet on January 12, 2011 09:36:21 AM
I'm almost done the hat and then I will start the sweater


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: MommyTheMaid on January 12, 2011 10:19:26 AM
Thanks for all the compliments.  It took me about 9 hours to clean out that room and organize everything and load it back in.  Of course there were a few internet breaks :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: katara on January 12, 2011 10:40:26 AM
I finished reorganizing and decorating my craft room  :D  Feels good to cross something off.  You can see it here ;D

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369774.0

Your craft room looks great! I love the color scheme!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on January 12, 2011 01:39:30 PM
I've gotten some crafting done today...I've posted pics in the Destash-along thread.  
I'll modify w/the link in minute.  

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368127.msg4348631#msg4348631
They were not on my list, but bring the total up to 11/50!  
And now to go back and read a few pages in this thread to catch up!! Whew!  :o
Ya'all are Busy, Busy!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rlynn on January 12, 2011 01:44:35 PM
MommytheMaid, the craft room is fabulous.  Red and blue is a favorite color combo of mine!! I have an entire room for crafting but only because I force the family to eat in the living room at a small Korean style table.  I took over the dining room and gated it off.  heh.

I have been holed up with books and more books about such topics as political economy, contemporary governance, public policy process... This to say, crafting has been minimal and stalled...BUT tonight I am taking a much deserved break, working on swap items that need to be out the door by Friday and hopefully working on my 50 items list as well!!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on January 12, 2011 02:18:11 PM
The yarn for my Astor hat...no sleeve on that skein...but I do believe it was Plymouth Encore.  One more skein from my dedicated hat yarn stash...gone! =]
Time to cast-on another one!  I should try and block that one and dry it over a dinner plate to make it more beret-like.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 12, 2011 02:19:27 PM
I just learned a neat trick from you...I would never have thought to block over a plate!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on January 12, 2011 02:23:57 PM
I just learned a neat trick from you...I would never have thought to block over a plate!

I know, awesome idea! Thank you for the tip, Kittymom13!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on January 12, 2011 02:45:22 PM


I believe the notion came from a knitted hat pattern I'd used in the past. =]
I used the paper plate 'holder' for getting the job done faster!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rackycoo on January 12, 2011 02:51:47 PM
Hooray! I finished my Sketchbook. What a huge relief.  ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 12, 2011 03:42:04 PM
FINALLY!  Here are the pictures of my finished projects!

24. Embroidered Celtic Cross for Zach (significant other)




1. Sketchbook Project!  These are some of my favorite pages.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=421693)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=421694)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=421687)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=421686)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=421688)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=421689)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=421695)

The binding - not the greatest but I'm proud of it! :D
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=421690)

11. School Spirit Shrug for my SO's Mom - I'll post action pictures sometime later because I'm HORRIBLE at taking pictures of myself.




I'm actually pretty proud of myself!  I'm finishing projects!!! ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: shan-E-bear on January 12, 2011 04:57:58 PM
Ohh I love that celtic cross!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on January 12, 2011 05:07:23 PM
Ffrogg, you've been busy! That embroidery is gorgeous, and so is the shrug. I think you did a great job on the binding!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on January 12, 2011 05:21:35 PM
Ffrogg...Exxcellent job on the Celtic Cross!  Wonderful gift of a shrug...but the Sketchbook has to be one of the projects that I respect most.  Drawing is truly a talent that only a few have...=] 


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: DncingDreamer on January 12, 2011 05:40:24 PM
Between shoveling out today I was able to complete three projects completely from stash! Yay!

21)No sew t-shirt skirt from this tutorial: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=265901.0
It's longer than it looks haha

33)star hook


this will be part of my niece's bday gift in April

45)beaded bobby pins from this tutorial: http://www.joann.com/static/project/1007/P241520_wire_wrap_hair_pin.pdf




Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: SilverWing on January 12, 2011 06:07:49 PM
The celtic embroidery and the journal are just beautiful! So is the shrug and the bobby pins, and I love the star hook! This thread is dangerous for creating long lists of "I want to craft that!" items!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 12, 2011 06:23:19 PM
Thanks for all the wonderful comments everyone!  *blush* :D

I love those beaded bobby pins!  I just wish I could use them in my hair.  My hair is basically down to my butt and I've always found that its just too heavy for bobby pins to work correctly without a crap-ton of hairspray.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: batgirl on January 12, 2011 06:46:51 PM
I love the bobby pins! I just gave up on growing out my bangs, but a week ago I would've been all over those! :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: PimpernelSmith on January 12, 2011 07:00:10 PM


*tiny sigh*

Adding instead of subtracting....(Although I am 3/4 done with the scarf!

Adding to the Annex:

-- create suitable bail for glass pendant, so that it hangs correctly

-- sew a tiny pouch that can ride on my belt loop/hand sanitizer/carabeaner (sp??) watch that will hold medical gloves so that I have them at hand anyplace in my workplace

-- re-do popped quilting on the quilt my grandma gave me

-- finish afghan for my brother


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 13, 2011 05:34:55 AM
I'm adding knit socks to my list.  On the front page of Craftster this morning there was an awesome pair of knitted rainbow socks and I just want so badly to make something like that.  I love them.

Still no school for my students today.  Teacher workday operating on a 2 hour delay.  So joy...  I get to go to work for 5 hours.  It'll take me an hour to get there and an hour to get home again and I still take an hour for lunch..  I'm going there to work for 4 hours.  whoo hoo. ::)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 13, 2011 07:55:47 AM
You sure got a lot done Ffrogg526!  Your journal turned out great!

I really love the bobby pins but the thing that made me smile was that "the skirt was not as short as it looked!"

I was doing a fashion predictor survey and I did put on there that skirts are shorter this year (it seems that the worse the economy, the shorter the skirts--go figure!)...very good tutorial you used as well! :D



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rackycoo on January 13, 2011 08:04:48 AM

I was doing a fashion predictor survey and I did put on there that skirts are shorter this year (it seems that the worse the economy, the shorter the skirts--go figure!)...very good tutorial you used as well! :D


It's cheaper to use less fabric, my dear.  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: meleriffic on January 13, 2011 08:38:42 AM
Love the bobby pins. I just may have to add those to my already very very unwieldy list.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: vampedangel14 on January 13, 2011 09:28:12 AM
I got about six or so rows done on my latch hook. It does not seem like too much but each row has 65 'stitches' in it. I think it is about 85 or so long so not too far. I did organize the yarn for it so it's much easier to quickly grab the colors I need, and less chance of being attacked by my ninja kitten.

Loving the projects being posted as usual. I'm going to make an entry in my journal just for things I want to try after I knock off these 50 first!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 13, 2011 09:44:48 AM
Here are the action pictures of the shrug.  It'll fit my SO's mom a little differently because she's smaller than I am but I hope she like it.  :D





Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: cursive_queen on January 13, 2011 12:29:15 PM
Ok I'm jumping in (I hope to read over the 98 pages so far).  I did it last year, and while I didn't complete 50 projects (at least that I recorded) it was a good way to keep track and motivated.

1. Baby quilt for co-worker (due March) Done Feb 2011
2. Baby Quilt for friend's Sister (due March) Done Feb 2011
3. Baby Quilt for G & P due May Done May 2011
4. Finish Baby L wall hanging Done July 2011
5. Finish Mia's Peter Pan Quilt
6. Finish Anime Cross Stitch
7. Finish Ariel Pillow Cross Stitch
8. Finish Cat Cross Stitch Done Feb 2011
9. Finish Adventure time embroidery
10. Finish bunny ear cape (WIP for way too long)
11. Re-organize crafting area/supplies
12. first knitting project Done march 2011
13. nook case Done March 2011
14. Moomin Swap Done March 2011
15. Big Bang Theory Swap Done March 2011
16. baby blanket for Evelyn from kit done march 2011
17. postcard wallet
18. PJ shorts for Grace Done March 2011
19. Needle Holder for co-worker done march 2011
20. Hair clip holder for Grace done april 2011
21. Mini top had for Grace done april 2011
22. Doctor Whoopla Swap hoop - done may 2011
23. Anime swap done may 2011
24. 5th grade graduation dress grace done may 2011
25. Ongoing Hoopla Swap Bigfoot Hoop Done June 2011
26. Sprocket pillow Done July 2011
27. OHS Rd 3 Camera Done August 2011
28. OHS rd 3 Lacksadaisy cat August 2011
29. New kitchen curtains August 2011
30. Erin's Japanese Quilt December 2011
31. quilt for dad's friend October 2011
32. Supernatural Scarf November 2011
33. boosh/firefly pillow covers for swap November 2011


26/50


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: anitacj on January 13, 2011 12:40:45 PM
On the vintage christmas card hlder thingy I'm making slooow progress  :-\. I finished the reindeer,now I'm working on the santa.At this rate I might be finished by christmas.Sheeesh.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 13, 2011 12:55:19 PM
The shrug is something I have had on my list for at least three years...I am going to do it this year!!

Such a nice present to give, Ffrogg526!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: J_Kieviet on January 13, 2011 01:05:55 PM
I finished the back and 1/4 of the front of the sweater so far, along with shovelling another 7" of snow this morning


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 13, 2011 01:09:01 PM
How was your North Pole party!!!  Are we going to see any of the things you made?

I keep checking your blog...we want pics!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on January 13, 2011 01:32:29 PM
I am so now wanting a shrug like that in big black and white stripes!  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: MommyTheMaid on January 13, 2011 02:04:57 PM
I am so now wanting a shrug like that in big black and white stripes!  :D

That was my thinking as well!  lol 

All the projects look fantastic.  I hope to get some of my list done.  I have been getting other things done, but nothing really from the list since I redid the craft room.  ::)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rantyhippie on January 13, 2011 02:10:29 PM
wow! almost 100 pages already in the first month! we are really trucking along!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 13, 2011 04:16:39 PM
That shrug was super easy!  I've made three of them since probably November.  The pattern is from Lionbrand.  Its called the sequoia shrug]http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/L0230AD.html?noImages=]sequoia shrug (http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/L0230AD.html?noImages=).

Yes!  Pictures of the North Pole Party!  I would love to see some of the projects from it!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on January 13, 2011 05:06:04 PM
anitacj...I bet your card holder will be WoRtH it tho!!  ;)  I'm looking forward to seeing what you're up to with that...I just chuck mine into a basket.  It would be nice to have an alternative for this year...ack!! don't want to think about it yet!   :o  Nor do I need another project! =]  However...*seriously eye-balling that shrug pattern*

Today, and yesterday...finishing up little things.  I've crocheted the edge on a butterfly potholder(not counting that), knit up another Capucine hat(yarn was worsted weight...came out too small: not counting that) and I did finish up my last cross-stitch project(from @two years ago)...I will count that when I post a pic tomorrow!  I'm also working on the last few steps on my Raw Edge Circle Quilt...soon I hope to be quilting it.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: SilverMoon on January 13, 2011 05:12:56 PM
wow! almost 100 pages already in the first month! we are really trucking along!

You guys are trucking along, I'm not :( I got almost halfway through my second pot holder and had to put it aside. Where I've been carrying the yarn over is showing through to the front and I have an overwhelming desire to frog the whole thing. Which would be bad because I've spent three whole days of doing nothing but that jolly thing, and I don't want to go through it again... Plus, it's been so hot and humid here that wrestling with three skeins of wool draped across my legs has not been fun.



Still pouring nonstop, but not as humid, or hot, so I might try to get some smaller things done. I hate leaving a project half finished.  >:(


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: DncingDreamer on January 13, 2011 06:05:57 PM
I'm so glad everyone loved the bobbie pins! They were SO quick and easy! And they don't have to be completely perfect because the wire is meant to show. I think I'll wear them tomorrow. :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Lillianpearl on January 13, 2011 06:06:44 PM
Wow. That's all i have to say. I may or may not have spent the last three days reading every every page in this thread. As much as I'd LOVE to comment on every project...I think it would take another three days to do so. You guys are so inspiring! Last year I didn't do much crafting (:() but the last two months I stepped it up for Christmas and made 25 projects before 2011.
(so I'm pretty sure if I plan now, I'll be able to complete 50 projects over this year!)
here's my list. Everything with a star means it depends if my bf and I get the house were attempting to buy! I can't start crafting those now because I have no room! :(

1. Infinity scarf (knit)
2. Striped candy scarf (knit)
3. Tea wallet (knit)
4. Tea cup cozy (knit)
5. Star blanket (knit)
6. Cupcake scarf (knit)
7. Buzz scarf (knit)
8. Shawl (knit)
9. Recycled plastic gift bags
10. Dress apron
11. Spiderweb coasters-12 (embroidery)
12. Spiderweb place mats-12 (embroidery)
13. Pillow cases-4 (knit)
14. Dish cloths/was-10 (knit)
15. Mini quilt For reeses
16. Cork bath mat*
17. Pouf (knit)*
18. Mini scrapbook for E (textbook)
19. Extra scarves-5 (knit)
20. iPad sleeve (felt)
21. Christmas napkins-12 (embroidery)
22. Grocery bags-4 (knit)
23. Clock (textbook)*
24. Craft basket (paint and slipcover)
25. Bead container sleeves-6 (knit)
26. Herb garden (chalkboard)*
27. Snowball garlands (styrofoam balls)
28. Throw pillow cases-2 (embroidery)
29. Needle organizer (fused plastic)
30. Place mats-12 (fused plastic)
31. Lunch bag (fused plastic)
32. Basket slipcover (knit)
33. chalkboard vases for kitchenware*
34. river rock kitchen mat*
35. Re-yarn project
36. Oven glove/pot holders-4 (sew)
37. Floor cushion (sew)*
38. Desk-2 (from old door)*
39. large wall calendar *
40. Travel Make up case (fused plastic)
41. Tree jewelry stand (clay)
42. Wine crate shelves*
43. Large recycled art piece (wood and wire)*
44. recycled light fixture (wood and mason jars) *
45. tote (hemp)
46. Finish clay jewelry 
47. Baby hammock or cocoon (knit)
48. Etch 12 wine glasses/emboss 6 shot glasses
49. Finish my bfs scrapbook (first 6 months complete)
50. Eyeglasses case and business card holder

The bad news is I'm between 20 and 50% done with 10 projects, so I probably won't have any of them done by the end of January. The good news is I should have 10+ projects done by the end of February! :)

Good luck everyone, I'm so glad to be part of this! You guys all have amazing projects, I'm desperately jealous of your mad skillz ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: vampedangel14 on January 13, 2011 06:20:41 PM
SilverMoon; am I imagining things or is that Darth Vader?  ???


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on January 13, 2011 07:06:59 PM
that's what I thought, too, Vamped!  I think it looks very kewel!!! keep going!  We want to see it done!! =]

eclecticdreamer  the bobby pins are very interesting...I think they'd be pretty in hair!  I like'd having long hair and putting it up..that could jazz up an updo nicely.  Doesn't the wire pull hair out??  *ouch!*


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on January 13, 2011 07:10:08 PM
I need new glasses, until vampedangel said something I thought it was a video game controller. I hope I never have to pick anyone out of a police lineup  :D

SilverMoon, I'm sorry to hear about your troubles! Yesterday I frogged a dishcloth I was more than halfway through with. It was only an hour's work, nothing near yours, but I've been there and it really blows.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Deeder on January 13, 2011 07:26:47 PM
I finally paused long enough to take some photos of what I've made so far this year. I'm gonna repost my list, too, 'cause it's changed a bit.

Photo box for Michael


Dish and spoon for Elora (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=370024.0)


Crochet hat for Atticus (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=370025.0)


Catnip eyeballs for Beth (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=370026.0)


I also made a nursing cover, but forgot to take a picture of that!  :P  And since Monday was a snow day, I spent most of it cleaning my craft room. Two bags of garbage, three bags for Salvation Army and a huge pile of paper stuff for recycling ... and I'm only about half done with the cleaning!








Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rlynn on January 13, 2011 07:38:18 PM
I LOVE the dish and spoon!!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: astormorray on January 13, 2011 08:01:43 PM
eyeballs!  so awesome!  :D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: J_Kieviet on January 13, 2011 09:25:19 PM
Photo hosting is not working for me at the moment, I will try again tomorrow, but today I got all the pieces for my nieces quilts cut!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: stillatthetop on January 13, 2011 09:54:32 PM
Here are the action pictures of the shrug.  It'll fit my SO's mom a little differently because she's smaller than I am but I hope she like it.  :D

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/163659_13Jan11_IMG_54361.JPG

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/163659_13Jan11_IMG_54321.JPG
Could you PM me with a best route for shrugs. I can crochet, but haven't in years. I would love to try one of these, but the patterns I see might me a bit complicated. I know how to increase/decrease, and can follow the simple single, double crochet stuff. Do you know an easy pattern I can get for these? And using scrappy yarn colors (stripes like you have done)? I still have some yarns to destash from years ago, and need a shoulder warmer for winters.

Your version looks great. I hope it is well received!

 Thanks!

~T


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: heini on January 14, 2011 02:18:27 AM
Adding couple of things to my list:

14. Change the zipper to my crazy quilt bag.
15. Change the zipper to friend's back bag.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rottenlittleboys on January 14, 2011 04:31:39 AM

Could you PM me with a best route for shrugs. I can crochet, but haven't in years. I would love to try one of these, but the patterns I see might me a bit complicated. I know how to increase/decrease, and can follow the simple single, double crochet stuff. Do you know an easy pattern I can get for these?
Your version looks great. I hope it is well received!

 Thanks!

~T

The really nice thing about this shrug is that it is made almost like a scarf. It is just one large rectangle, seamed at the sides. There are no increases or decreases, just single crochets.

http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/L0230AD.html?noImages=&r=1&r=1 (http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/L0230AD.html?noImages=&r=1&r=1)

Good luck!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 14, 2011 08:08:45 AM
Seems like this is the "go to" pattern for an easy shrug!  I printed it and will now add to my list...



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: ghilie on January 14, 2011 09:33:38 AM
I have been hard at work over break crafting and learning how to cook, of all things.  Sadly, school starts again on the 18th, so bye bye free time!  But - here's what I got done.

17. Baby bibs for A, my niece:



12. Apron for B.  he was a marine.  the patch is an eagle, globe and anchor on a red background.


27. Cupcake apron, which I am trading to finraziel for that fab hat.  I like this pattern's hip stance.



21. Wee bunny for A.  I made it from stash corduroy and it was a little unwieldy



14. Felted dryer ball


I got other things done too; I just don't have pictures.  I also made:
18. Blythe dress
22. Swiffer duster top (thanks to kategirl for the link)
25. Knifty Knitter Cowl (which has a couple slipped stitches so I'm not entirely happy with it)
26. Finish kitchen cabinets.  This was a huge pain - I'm just glad its done.

So far,  I think I am 10/50.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Aislynn on January 14, 2011 09:56:41 AM
Wow, ghilie!  That's a massive amount done!  You rock!  And those projects all look fantastic.  I love the stuffed bunny, it's so cute.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on January 14, 2011 10:10:39 AM
ghilie, you've got a lot done. I love that apron, and the bibs are adorable (especially the pear one)!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 14, 2011 10:29:12 AM
I think the bunny is adorable...and that man apron is a fantastic print for a guy...

I like the keyboard print a lot...at 10 projects so far, you are going to be hitting your 50 pretty quickly! :D

Great job!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: DawnsTrees on January 14, 2011 02:10:17 PM
ghilie - wow. 10? That is great! I really like the cupcake apron and the bunny is adorable. I bet that finishing the kitchen cabinets felt good!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on January 14, 2011 02:34:57 PM
I finished my first zippered bag! This is supposed to be a very simple, quick project, but since I'm a sewing novice it took me...well, I don't want to say how long  :D

I love it, and it's now home to my knitting accessories (stitch markers and holders, row counters, etc.).

Post: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=370071.0





So here's my new tally:

Finished items:
1. Pillow for youngest son (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369560.msg4343911#msg4343911)
2. Finish basketweave scarf (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369562.0)
3. More wooden buttons
4. Pillow for my daughter out of her favorite (outgrown) shirt (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369560.msg4343911#msg4343911)
5. Yellow polka-dot clip-in hair bow
6. Beaded necklace
7. Finish weaving my scarf https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368536.0
8. Add coins to chainmail bellydance belt
9. Make necklace for the Anthropologie swap "fake swap" craftalong
10. Zippered pouch for knitting accessories

10/50!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: evilSabina on January 14, 2011 03:14:02 PM
Oh, those bibs are super cute! And the apron. And the bunny.
I also really dig the zippered pouch. I'm afraid of zippers. I'll have to just do it, I guess.
I do actually have a completed project but I haven't taken pics yet. I don't know how much I'll get done in the next few days, though. The hubby and the kiddo are finally on the mend, so it's my turn to get sick.  :-\


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Lillianpearl on January 14, 2011 03:22:40 PM
Oh, those bibs are super cute! And the apron. And the bunny.
I also really dig the zippered pouch. I'm afraid of zippers. I'll have to just do it, I guess.
I do actually have a completed project but I haven't taken pics yet. I don't know how much I'll get done in the next few days, though. The hubby and the kiddo are finally on the mend, so it's my turn to get sick.  :-\


Ew no getting sick! You have 50 projects to complete! ;)
I'm afraid of zippers as well. I'm definitely a sewing novice so I'm insanely jealous over that zipper pouch redlflags!

I have a ton of projects started, but nothing near completion. Fail. How do you guys do it!?


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: batgirl on January 14, 2011 03:23:53 PM
I love your fabric choices! I followed a tutorial on here once and made a perfect zipper pouch, but I have never managed it again! I am scared of them, too!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: SilverMoon on January 14, 2011 04:22:29 PM
Sigh, I take one day off to read a book and all of a sudden everyone is blazing ahead. I want a snow day! Sure would beat all the muggy rain we've been having.

Yes, for those sharp eyed people, it is Darth Vader. I converted the pattern from a cross stitch pattern on Dorkstitch.com. He is holding a cookie, and on the other side of the pot holder, it will say "Come to the Dark Side, we have cookies". In hindsight I should have started with that side first, since it is only two colours, instead of 3-5 per line, and it would not have been so discouraging to frog. I've got until the 4th of Feb to get it done if I want to give it to my sister for her birthday.

Those catnip eyeballs are too cute! Reminds me of the eyeball dice bag I want to make my sister's partner.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on January 14, 2011 04:49:33 PM
Silvermoon...LoL...dorkstitch.com...=]  and I really dig that potholder idea! 

redflags...excellent job on the zippered pouch!!!  You have done it!  There still a bunch of us 'yellerbellys' not willing to go there yet!  Good for you!

I'll be uploading pics tonite of a couple of projects done...I'm going to clean and organize my work area and move my sewing out of the kitchen!  Then I can take up quilting this weekend...=]


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on January 14, 2011 05:38:33 PM
This weekend I am planning on getting back to my for me list... I'm going to do up some towels and try to kick out a few small things off my list - and restart on my bedroom table runners - I didn't like the look that the ones I started were going so I am going to redo them completely - evil grin....  :)  I'm going to do a pinwheel block design I believe.

You guys have totally been rocking your lists so far!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: DncingDreamer on January 14, 2011 05:50:33 PM
that's what I thought, too, Vamped!  I think it looks very kewel!!! keep going!  We want to see it done!! =]

eclecticdreamer  the bobby pins are very interesting...I think they'd be pretty in hair!  I like'd having long hair and putting it up..that could jazz up an updo nicely.  Doesn't the wire pull hair out??  *ouch!*

They don't pull at all! I wore them today and everyone loved them so I had to keep yanking them out of my bun to show them haha


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on January 14, 2011 06:18:09 PM
Thank you for letting me know eclecticdreamer!  I'm going to keep my eye on that for when my hair gets long again.  It is very short now...but it will grow fast. =]

Around the Square granny-ghan...done:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368717.msg4351708#msg4351708
my kitty helper was just getting ready to lend a paw..snap-took the pic and snatched it up!  She's been slowing me down all day...last few rows take long enough!!  ::)

And here's my project from yesterday...

I finally did something with the #$$#@ thang!! Only been sitting for how long????? (don't ask)... :P

13/50


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: PimpernelSmith on January 14, 2011 06:34:32 PM
@ghilie

You always sew the coolest stuff--  I particularly like the geisha bib!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: rantyhippie on January 14, 2011 06:58:01 PM
2 more things from my list:

my MIL gift for my upcoming wedding:



and my afghan



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: meleriffic on January 14, 2011 07:09:03 PM
I like your afghan rantyhippie. The color scheme is great.

Kittymom your sampler looks great.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: SilverMoon on January 14, 2011 08:51:51 PM
I love the colours on your MIL's gift ranyhippie - so pretty!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: MommyTheMaid on January 14, 2011 08:52:56 PM
So I got the tic tac toe game completed, but I can't post pics since one of my swap partners is getting a similar one.  I also finished the lunch bag, but again a swap partner is getting one lol.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: shan-E-bear on January 14, 2011 08:57:36 PM
Finished a teddy bear yesterday, but we've been so busy getting the house clean I hadn't had time to take a pic. This one is kinda sucky but I had to get him documented before he goes with his new playmate tomorrow.



Some of my friends obviously think that I don't do anything but craft! I just had a friend ask me to make a hat and mittens for her sister's baby (no problem) could I have them done the next day....um problem!! I love doing things for other people especially little ones, but come on!!
Well I got the mittens done and the hat mostly, thank goodness she had to revise and I get to sunday to finish. The really unfortunate thing is that while she will pay me for the materials I'm not likely going to see anything extra for the work (and I really hate to ask ) :(
oh well the kiddo will be nice and toasty and I will absolutely demand photos


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: kwiltykate on January 15, 2011 06:07:49 AM
This is what I made today, a cute fleece baby jacket!

Took me most of the day, had a few hiccups, but I am really pleased with how it turned out :)



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: superhooker on January 15, 2011 06:16:34 AM
The bear and the baby kimono are adorable!!  great job!!

And, shan-e-bear, I feel your pain!  At my family reunion this year, I wore a sweater that I had spun and knitted....my cousin's wife really liked it, and he asked me if I could make one for her.  He is a super nice guy, and his wife is awesome, so I say Sure!!!  Then he says, "could you do it by christmas?"   (and this was the end of November)  So I say.....No....then he asked if I could do it by her birthday.  Much more reasonable!!!  People don't realize the time involved!



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redflags on January 15, 2011 06:51:16 AM
shan-E-bear, you are solid awesome  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Feast Your Eyes on January 15, 2011 07:18:05 AM
This is what I made today, a cute fleece baby jacket!

Took me most of the day, had a few hiccups, but I am really pleased with how it turned out :)

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/184979_15Jan11_P1150006.JPGhttps://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/184979_15Jan11_P1150008.JPG

That is really adorable. Did you use a pattern or make it up? I have a couple of best friends with toddlers and a new baby on the way; this would make a great gift.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 15, 2011 07:45:04 AM
That baby fleece jacket is freakin' adorable!  Holy cow!  Great work.

And purple's my favorite color so I'm completely biased towards the teddy bear!  So adorable.  I love that his pads on his feet and the inside of his ears are multi-colored.  That's really cute!

So - in other news - I'll definetly be working from my stash for a few days (which I was doing anyway) but now its enforced.  :(  I'm in ATL visiting my SO and somewhere between CLT and ATL I lost my wallet.  We spent yesterday afternoon cancelling/blocking all the credit/debit cards and I still have to order a new license.  However!  I can't drive without my license (I could but...  you know) and I can't drink!  Right when I REALLY need one.  The people at the resturant were really b****y about it.  And it made me even angrier that the manager just stood there and repeated the same thing at me again when I explained the situation.  I HATE it when people do that.  Ok - sorry - I'll go back to crafty topics...  just needed to vent.  :(


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: batgirl on January 15, 2011 07:56:32 AM
The bear and the jacket are both adorable!
And I'm sorry, ffrogg, that really sucks.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: meleriffic on January 15, 2011 08:01:21 AM
Love the Bear and the Kimono jacket.  I just may have to add that jacket to my list of things I want to do. Sigh, to many things I want to do and not enough time.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on January 15, 2011 09:29:45 AM
Sweet items being crafted in here!!! Talented folks!  Sorry we can't see pics of all of them...yet.   Lovely jacket and CuTe teddybear!  I can't wait to see action shots of the hat and mittens!!
Ffrogg...so sorry to hear about things being yucky...just when you think you can relax!!!  :P  Hang tite!! =]
I'm just digging in for a crafty weekend...football, and cookies/brownies to share and snack on...wish we could have a retreat to share in crafty/junk food goodness w/everybody!!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ariethine on January 15, 2011 10:40:15 AM
I agree about the awesome stuffs!! About the fleece baby jacket, how is the embroidery done?

The purple teddy is indeed adorable, although, sadly not my style. Ones like that always remind me of carebears. @[email protected] I love the color though, and the stitching definitely looks like good work!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on January 15, 2011 11:12:36 AM
Ok, so once again this year I'm not counting swap stuff to try and focus making more stuff of my list. Unfortunately I can't stop signing up for swaps!  :D Though last night I did make some super easy earrings for myself, they were beyond easy so all 3 will count as 1 project....




So that's 2 for me this year.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: sheepBlue on January 15, 2011 11:19:29 AM
ooh QNM I love the spiral glass ones, pretty!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: redstar13 on January 15, 2011 01:04:59 PM
Those angel wing charms are spectacular!! where did you find them? I am super jealous right now hahaha, i have a collection of charms that i don't want to use because i feel like they may be wasted, but I keep collecting charms. Does that make me a charm hoarder??


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on January 15, 2011 01:19:23 PM
Not sure where they are from, my friend gave me a bunch of bits and bobs and old broken jewelry to play with.

The blue ones are my fav too sheepBlue, they really stand out against my hair!  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: pinokeeo on January 15, 2011 02:37:26 PM
Ok, I know I'm late to the game, but I really do want to do this again.  I didn't finish my list last year, but I made stuff that wasn't on the list.  I'm going to try to stay organized this year.

My partner is retiring next month, so we are going to try to do some crafty things together, but here is my half-list for this year.  Green is in progress and blue will be finished.

50 projects for 2011

1.  rag rug or two
2.  something felted
3.  relearn my origami
4.  finish my alcove in the dining room
5.  set up my greenhouse
6.  learn paperclay crafting
7.  copper coil earrings
8.  start my garden
9.  carve two crochet hooks
10. pine needle basket or two
11. try to learn to use polymer clay
12. make homemade marshmallows
13. board game journals-six or more
14. try to make homemade crayons
15. make apple butter
16. clean my craft room
17. make wood christmas ornaments
18. learn to make things with my resin kits that I received last year
19. make drop spindles
20. make lace bobbins
21. finish my leather bag
22. make more floppy disk purses (I sold my last year's bags)
23. make more paper bowls (sold those too)
24. try to learn lino carving (got this for christmas)
25. 40 mini origami paper boxes



Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: DawnsTrees on January 15, 2011 02:55:31 PM
mmmm....apple butter! Now I am hungry!

Ffrogg - so sorry that you lost your wallet :( No fun. (but great way to put a positive spin on it with the enforced stash using!). 

I love all the pictures that have been posted. That teddybear is adorable! Cute earrings too!

redstar13 - I feel like my whole craft area is like that - "but I should save this for something SPECIAL..."  I am actually trying not to do that this year and to use all of the cool little bits-and-bobs. I figure that they can actually be seen that way, and if I find something better to do with it, I can usually take it apart... (except for those red beads, THOSE I am saving for something special ;) )

I am ALMOST done with my sketchbook (the deadline got postponed until Tuesday). And then I will be able to breathe and look at the next project on my list.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: evilSabina on January 15, 2011 04:25:04 PM
Yay! Pinokeeo! You always make such cool stuff.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 15, 2011 04:45:31 PM
QueenNinjaMonkey - those blue spiral ones are my fav by far!  I love stuff like that!  Great work on all 3 pairs!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: kwiltykate on January 15, 2011 04:51:52 PM
Re: Fleece Baby Jacket

Quote
That is really adorable. Did you use a pattern or make it up? I have a couple of best friends with toddlers and a new baby on the way; this would make a great gift.

Found the pattern on etsy last year, its by "ManiMina Patterns" - the Chic Hooded Kimono.  It didnt want to print properly for me, so I just fudged it a bit ;)

About the fleece baby jacket, how is the embroidery done?

Machine embroidered :) , found the design amongst some of the packs i have bought over the years - pretty sure its 'designsbyjuju'


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: SilverWing on January 15, 2011 07:10:45 PM
This thread is moving so fast! I can't believe how much we've already accomplished this year as a group!  I finished project three, an Alot plushie for a friend of mine. :) It turned out to be more of a baby Alot, but that's ok!

   

I actually used T4124's Ivysaur pattern here! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=222250.0)!  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: evilSabina on January 15, 2011 07:51:51 PM
I like that Alot alot. ;D


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: hngoodlett on January 15, 2011 08:03:42 PM
I like that alot. I was going to try to knit alot for my brother for Christmas, but didn't have the right skills. Maybe I can sew alot now!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: vampedangel14 on January 15, 2011 08:16:41 PM
What is an Alot?

I have started the leg warmers and only have a couple inches done so far as I was watching a movie while working so was distracted. I am using two yarns that are actually two strands together for both so it's four thin strands. It's a little slow going trying to make sure nothing separates, but I like the effect so far. I'll post a sneak peak when I have more finished.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: LaughingLark on January 15, 2011 08:43:06 PM
I learned how to card wool into rolags, item 3 on my list!  My first ones were a hot mess and spun into some lumpy yarn barf, but after getting some youtube help, I got it! I need to be able to draft faster yet, for my new wheel, but I'm getting there.  :)

 This is dye-sopper wool from the sheep shed studio. My pound that I ordered has all sorts of yummy colors, but they are mostly matted down and not ready to spin without some fiber prep. A great leaning project (and I want to order more already!) Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see what they look like. Mine pretty much looked that way until I carded them. So fun to blend and card together! I'll be sad when I'm out of all this fiber. Luckily, there is still a bunch more the box she sent me.  :D
http://www.thesheepshedstudio.com/NewSuperpage.html


After I learned how to make my fluffy little rolls of wool, I found it much easier to draft for thinner yarn. This is my first ever thin yarn. It will be plied with something else later on.


These are the tutorials that helped me get the hang of it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BC78Me8tqxA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp_fIc5lCuk


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 15, 2011 08:45:25 PM
I think the Alot is adorable!  Granted - I - like vampedangle - have no idea what an Alot is but he's still cute! :D

Your yarn is awesome!  Congrats on learning how to card!  And I love the color!  I'm a softie for most things that are green or purple!  ::)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: skittlebub on January 15, 2011 09:59:18 PM
Hi all, long time lurker, not so often poster  ;D

So it's taken me 3 days to read all 105 pages. LOL. But I've been crafting while reading.

Im joining in but Im not starting with a list, I'm just going to number things as I do them.
So far I have completed
1- A granny square throw in beige & cream yarn (completed 12th Jan)
2- Find, print out & attach bookplates to books about to be loaned to friends (Jan 15th)
3- Contact books about to be loaned to friends (Jan 15th)
4- Make a t-shirt pillow for my sister out of a t-shirt she couldn't bear to part with but never wears.

Love the bibs & ther aprons. Did you create the pattern or use a commercial one?


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Aislynn on January 15, 2011 10:22:32 PM
That yarn looks beautiful!  And the baby kimono is so sweet!

I'm trying my first new recipe of the month tonight.  It's beef stew from this: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Slow-Cooker-Beef-Stew-IV/Detail.aspx, but I substituted a bag of seasoning mix for the three onions, added garlic, and omitted the red wine.  I'm going to let it cook over night and then sit during the day, and have it for dinner tomorrow.  So far, I've learned that my MIL's crockpot is smaller than mine!  I'm really hoping this cooks down a bit.  Oh, and I used red potatoes, and left the skins on.  I like them that way.  And I minced the carrots, as I don't like cooked carrots.  It's still close enough that I'm calling it that recipe, though.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: AlishaMisha on January 15, 2011 10:27:24 PM
Okay so I couldn't resist and decided to join in on the fun  ;D

In Progress
Queued
Hibernating

Knit
*mochimochiland Boo Bat for Mary's Grandson
*Finish the Knitted Sock Critter Puppy Amigurumi from Lion Brand
*Fair Entry: Class K Lot 3 (Lamb Sock Critter)
*Cable Knit Bracelet
*Baby Hoodie Sweater (Michelle)
*Bella Mittens
*Kindle Fire Case
*Flamingo Mittens
*Flamingo Ami
*Gnome/Bunny/or Bee Ring from mochimochiland or mini snail
*Fair Isle Hat or Headband to match Scandinavian Mittens
*Edward Bear from Knitting Today! Nov/Dec'10
*Gryffindor Scarf
*Mini Knit Sweater Ornaments
*Pineapple iPod Case
*Knit Socks
*Knit Fair Isle Scandinavian Mittens (Right Mitten Done) Backside (http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/168039_10150094381798801_751293800_6082203_8216794_n.jpg), Palmside (http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/182292_10150094381868801_751293800_6082208_3656264_n.jpg), Backside extra cuff in (http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/169068_10150094381963801_751293800_6082211_1074197_n.jpg), Palmside extra cuff in (http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/168487_10150094382003801_751293800_6082212_1156562_n.jpg)

Crochet
*Crochet Challenge #12 Entry
*Yarn Bomb for International Yarn Bombing Day(6/11)
*Crocheted Market Bag
*2012 Special Olympics USA Scarf Project
*Dishcloths for Gram (as she requested)
*Pineapple iPod Case
*Fat Bottom Bag from SnB:The Happy Hooker
*Parrot Amigurumi from Lion Brand
*Mary Jane Slippers I promised Mom
*Doris Daymat from SnB:The Happy Hooker
*Pink Bunny Slippers from SnB:The Happy Hooker (1 Upper Sole Done)

Sewing
*Sock Monkey (Michelle)
*Taggie (Michelle)
*Bib (Michelle)
*Travel Tea Wallet(Mom)
*Cozy for My Pills
*Bookband Pen Holder
*Hidden Circles Quilt
*Kindle Fire Case
*Pattern Keeper
*Organization for Mom's Knitting
*Pattern Holder for on the go
*Mug Rug
*Tea Cup Journal Cover
*Wire Hammocks for Samantha(Hamster)
*Car Organizer
*Elephant from One-Yard Wonders
*Name Fabric Banner in green tones (Have fabric ironed but that's it)
*Bedside Caddy
*Folklore Bag from One-Yard Wonders
*Flying Pig iPod Case
*"cozy" to go in mom's purse
*Pin Cushion/Sewing machine mat and thread catcher
*Fabric Headband
*Use up those sweaters I bought and felted up on something
*Sting Ray Stuffy
*One of the stuffed animals in One-Yard Wonders(Michelle)
*Case for my Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch Tablet
*Trash holder for my car
*Kimono Slippers
*Sock Pig
*Bag for myself
*Star Trek Uniform Tee

X-Stitch/Embroidery
*Learn Embroidery
**secret project* (Embroidery Thank You Gift for SlyFox)
*TSA Cross-Stitch
*"I <3 Tea" Cross-Stitch Pin
*Embroidered Sweatshirt for Michelle
*"Time for Tea" Mini Cross-Stitch
*Cross-Stitch Mickey Mouse
*T-Rex Cross-Stitch
*Pineapple (either)
*Bee Hive (either)
*Snowflake Cross-Stitch
*Underwater Ocean Embroidery
*Flamingo Embroidery
*"Hugs?" Cactus Cross-Stitch
*Embroider a small hoopla for my new craft room as a warm up project and "room warming" gift to myself)


Misc.
*Cake Pops (for Michelle's baby shower)
*Magnet Pattern Bookmark
*Mini Coptic-Stitch Notebook
*"Handmade By:" Gift Tags
*Icebox's Scrapbook for LV14
*Create a Craft Room (yes I am counting this) (Moved in 1/18! Actually done, but I am not counting it until I get a picture)
*Gift Tags for Handmade Items w/ Care Instr. on back
*30 Day Drawing Challenge
*Anklets
*Tiny Paper Crane Earrings
*Bubble Gum Lip Balm
*Melt all those tea candles into a bigger candle
*Recycle Bins for my bedroom and craftroom
*WPI Gauge
*Clear Amber Colored Resin with Mosquito Pendant
*Origami Kimonos(Finally got the paper in Japan in Epcot)
*Origami Paper Crane Mobile
*Something I can use my Metal Stamping Letters/Numbers on
*Bird Silhouettes in Frame
*Mickey Mouse Tie-Dye
*Birds Nest Pendant
*Vegetable Garden
*Terrarium
*Another Coptic Stitch Journal
*Nest and Eggs Pendant
*Flamingo Paper Project
*Handbag Charm
*Pocket Flower Press
*Turn Candyland Tin Lunchbox into a Travel Cross-Stitch/Embroidery Case


Finished:
1.Learn Embroidery
2.Sock Monkey(Michelle) - Pic (http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1386.snc4/163885_499307588800_751293800_5964852_3715900_n.jpg)
3.mochimochiland Boo Bat for Mary's Grandson - Pic (http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs266.snc6/179482_500383543800_751293800_5979171_3536773_n.jpg), with open wings (http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1376.snc4/164847_500383843800_751293800_5979184_4408239_n.jpg), with modified feet (http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs796.ash1/168656_500383708800_751293800_5979178_2459887_n.jpg)
4.Travel Tea Wallet(Mom) - Pic closed (http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs765.ash1/165648_10150089143468801_751293800_6005457_3207081_n.jpg), Open (http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs780.ash1/167064_10150089143618801_751293800_6005459_4723958_n.jpg), With tea inside (http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs242.snc6/179057_10150089143438801_751293800_6005456_2894486_n.jpg)
5.Bib (Michelle) - Pic (http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs884.ash1/179210_10150091117983801_751293800_6033159_401371_n.jpg)
6.Taggie (Michelle) - Pic (http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs265.snc6/179392_10150091117948801_751293800_6033157_897024_n.jpg)
7.*secret project* (Embroidery Thank You Gift for SlyFox) - Pic of Front (http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs797.ash1/168771_10150091167563801_751293800_6033623_2834188_n.jpg), Close-up (http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs056.snc6/168663_10150091167648801_751293800_6033626_5939176_n.jpg), Back (http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs256.snc6/180413_10150091167618801_751293800_6033625_435737_n.jpg)
8.Finish the Knitted Sock Critter Puppy Amigurumi from Lion Brand - Face Angle (http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/184674_10150098425488801_751293800_6139621_1721235_n.jpg), Body (http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/181623_10150098425458801_751293800_6139620_7647289_n.jpg)
9.Cake Pops(for Michelle's baby shower) - Pop (http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/216088_10150152877958801_751293800_6489774_1883774_n.jpg), Inside of Pop (http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/216401_10150152877918801_751293800_6489773_8158674_n.jpg)
10.Cozy for My Pills - Pic (http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/251247_10150205988048801_751293800_6978667_4505423_n.jpg)
11.Crochet Challenge #12 Entry - Entry Link (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=382375.0)
12.Yarn Bombing for International Yarn Bombing Day(6/11) - Installing (http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/248427_10150210337678801_751293800_7020766_4284387_n.jpg), Posing With (http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/255087_10150210095793801_751293800_7017611_482022_n.jpg)
13.TSA Cross-Stitch - Post (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=383155.0)
14.Magnet Pattern Bookmark - In Use (http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/284546_10150251459288801_751293800_7349501_706111_n.jpg), Close Up (http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/283206_10150251459313801_751293800_7349502_1124002_n.jpg)
15."I <3 Tea" Cross-Stitch Pin - Pic (http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/284431_10150251459253801_751293800_7349500_948613_n.jpg)
16.Fair Entry:Class K Lot 3 (Lamb Sock Critter) - Front (http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/224475_10150266658968801_751293800_7508257_8263778_n.jpg), Back (http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/216615_10150266671953801_751293800_7508379_2748502_n.jpg), Face (http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/215040_10150266659003801_751293800_7508259_59340_n.jpg)
17.Cable Knit Bracelet - Pic (http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/215013_10150266674243801_751293800_7508399_1471638_n.jpg)
18.Mini Coptic-Stitch Notebook - Pic (http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/319000_10150300944443801_751293800_7781785_620411891_n.jpg)
19."Handmade By:" Gift Tags - Pic (http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/319428_10150300940433801_751293800_7781775_518013075_n.jpg)
20.Crocheted Market Bag - Pic (http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/319016_10150300944583801_751293800_7781786_371340043_n.jpg")
21.Icebox's Scrapbook for LV14
22.Embroidered Sweatshirt for Michelle
23.Bookband Pen Holder


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: DawnsTrees on January 15, 2011 10:49:33 PM
That Alot is ADORABLE! (For those of you unfamiliar with the alot - here is the website that started it all:
http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/04/alot-is-better-than-you-at-everything.html)

I learned how to card wool into rolags
I am in awe of people who spin their own yarn... I know nothing about it, so you are speaking a different language (which makes it that much more mysterious to me!), but I can say that I love that yarn!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on January 16, 2011 03:26:00 AM
Mmmm, LaughingLark...yummy roving...like fluffy cotton candy!!  I too know nothing much of spinning, I'm going to have to get together w/ a local fibre guild this year,(bring my knitting) but bug the hey-ho out of some one that'll explain quite a bit to me.  I've located two skeins of wool(off-white) bought for one thing...never used and I hope to prepare it for future kool-aid dying fun!!! 


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: underthemountain on January 16, 2011 05:06:17 AM
Great job LL!!  I love the colors!!  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: PimpernelSmith on January 16, 2011 08:31:20 AM

@ LaughingLark

Rolag?! That's a real term? How cool!  If you have never seen a Brit Com from the 70s called "The Good Life" (retitled "Good Neighbors" in the USA), you should check it out.  There is an episode on wool working that's a blast.  ;)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Sera unravled on January 16, 2011 09:38:29 AM
I am in this year.  Hopefully I can get through 50.  I just got married last month and me and my husband moved into a house, so I'm sure I can make a ton of wall art and knick knacks.  We also just got two cats, so I can make them a lot of things to play with so they can stop chewing on my cords.


My mini list for jan-feb

Finish hat for me
finish bird pillows
figure what to do with my blank canvas
start on a scarf for me.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Tanath on January 16, 2011 11:08:12 AM
Wow, you gals (and guys?) are amazing. Only 2 weeks in and already there are over 100 pages.
Last year didn't work out anywhere close to my plans, I only managed to complete a few projects. But I do have a reason. We've had an unusually long and hot summer here (it only really ended in November or December), and I spent 3 months of it with one ongoing morning sickness. You see, I started what is probably the biggest project in my life, the due date of which is at the end of March.
So, I'm trying again this year, I'll dig up my list, get it all revamped and post it here soon. I hope I do a better job this year, it sure does feel good to cross things off of lists :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: aliasgracie on January 16, 2011 11:42:42 AM
I have almost read all of the pages, I think I would like to join.  It might give me some direction.  Here is my list:

They aren't in any specific order, but #34 is an important one.  On Dec 20 I went into premature labor, our twin boys were born angels. When we got to see them they were wrapped in a small knitted blanket (about 12 inches squared).  When we left the hospital we were given the blankets and the small knit hats they wore.  The blankets were very comforting.  I sleep with them often.  I would like to make some for others who can't take their babies home.  I can't knit well so I thought I would sew some out of flannelette and embroider wings on them :)

Number 50 isn't a craft but I thought I would throw it out there for luck!!

50 projects for 2011

1. Recycled crayons
2. Floral 70's laptop bag
3. Wallet for me
4. Wristlet purse for Shannon
5. Felt scarf
6. Superhero capes for Kale and Luc (nephews)
7. Stencil some t shirts
8.  Try a Knifty knitter
9. Sleep masks 
10. Scrabble magnets for Mister
11. Office set for Mister
12. Comic clock
13. Apron for me, mom, bff and Mister
14. Felt puppets for school
15. Ninja picture frame
16. Rapunzel scarf
17. Stenciled plates
18. Shrinky dink buttons
19. Zombie emergency gun (shadow box)
20. Hair bows
21. Replenish magazine bows
22. Back scratchers
23. Garden markers from paint stir sticks
24. Teacher survival kits
25. Decorative planters
26. Dog treats
27. Soda bread for St Patricks Day
28. Chocolates for valentines day
29. Lip sugar scrub
30. Foot scrub
31. T- shirt capris
32. Pincushions
33. Felted soap
34. Embroidered angel blankets
35. Kabookie (wrap around) pants
36. Decorate birthday cakes (made from scratch)
37. Arm warmers
38. Face/neckwarmer
39. Make sushi
40. Finish hip slinger 
41. Recon bulletin board
42. Etch some mugs for the mister
43. Pouch of my iPad
44. Make a herb garden
45. Finish paintings for craft room
46. Magnets for my fridge
47. Make notebooks out of recycled paper
48. Make recipe book
49. Purse for me
50. Make a baby!! 


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: soorawn on January 16, 2011 11:58:29 AM
I, for one, will be looking forward to seeing those angel blankets.  Snuggly huggable!
And the herb garden sounds yummy.  I'd love to have one.  I live in a place with a big garden, maybe I'll ask the caretaker for a place to plant a couple of things in the spring, I don't know.  Having fresh chives and basil available whenever sounds really good...

I have finished my first 2011 item, but "thanks" to the flu and continuous problems with my internet line, I haven't been able to post the pics yet for that one or for the last of 2010.  I'll post them here when I solve the problems, I guess I can just add a link to the older one in the post for the new one.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: evilSabina on January 16, 2011 12:00:42 PM
So sorry, aliasgracie. I think it's wonderful of you to think of others with the angel blankets. And best of luck with all your projects, esp. #50.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Lillianpearl on January 16, 2011 12:25:10 PM
For the record, anyone with a baby, i think that's enough work to count for all 50 projects this year! High respect for all of you amazing craftsters who find time to be a mother (or father?!) and craft!

Finally, finished a project! Woo, etched a dozen wine glasses with my brothers last initial. He loved them! :)

And I remembered to take a picture of it 2 minutes before I gave it to him, so i will post that soon. Finishing up a scarf today as well. I think instead of bombarding the thread with pictures every time I finish a project, I'm going to post mass pictures at the end of every month with my completed projects.

By the way, you guys are a bad influence on me. Every time I get on here i want to steal your lists and join them with mine! If I let myself, id probably have closer to 200 on my list!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: anitacj on January 16, 2011 12:41:56 PM
Working on Santa section of vintage christmas card holder. :).Slow going but going.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: soorawn on January 16, 2011 01:18:00 PM
Well, I got the pics uploaded at last!  I am not opening threads for these projects, since they are quite straightforward, but I am very pleased with them.

My first 2011 project is a bracelet.  I bought the kit and kept it "for when I had time to concentrate on it", since it was a first for me.  The other day I decided I wanted to do it... it took me only ten minutes!  You can see it's beginner's stuff in how I spent most of those minutes carefully planning the layout so that the different types of beads would be well distributed... only to have them end clustered in the final product.  Bleh.  But I like it, I enjoyed the project and might be doing more of these when I want new bijoux - it's just that I don't wear jewelry these days.  Not even earrings.

The fabric on which the bracelet rests is my last 2010 project, a wool skirt knitted on the bias.

I am really happy how it turned out.  I fell in love with this yarn when I last went to Bristol, and I knew I'd make something really pretty with it.  And very comfy as well!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on January 16, 2011 01:56:12 PM
Cute skirt...and bracelet!!   Good job!  =]

Halfway through January and I just realized that I had my Knit Guild sampler squares confused...and I will be down one if I don't get things in gear.  oi!  Instead of quilting today, I had to keep my sewing machine busy making another set of curtains for the front room. (DH wanted to watch the game w/o glare...=])


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: SilverMoon on January 16, 2011 03:56:59 PM
I love that skirt. See, this is why I want to learn to knit.

No finished projects for me again over the weekend. It's hard to get crafting with DP at home all day. All the dirty dishes and unfolded washing looks more starkly obvious when he is around. But, I did finally get around to bringing my blankets squares in front of the tv during last night's NCIS session, and got 4 squares done. If I can keep that rate up I'll be caught up for all the weeks I skipped while making Xmas presents. I've made 115 out of 200, and all I have left is black ones.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Aislynn on January 16, 2011 07:06:56 PM
I FINALLY finished the scarf.  I re-knit the border rows at least three times, maybe four.  I lost count.  First I had a lot of yarn left over, and was running a wee bit short on length, so I frogged back, added a few rows in pattern, then did the border, then ran out of yarn for the crochet edge.  Two goes later, it's done!  With two yards of yarn to spare.  I'm going to block it tonight.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: musiclady on January 16, 2011 07:17:39 PM
I haven't gotten much done recently, but I'm really enjoying all the pics of finished projects!   

Maybe this week will be more productive in the crafting area. 


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: AlishaMisha on January 16, 2011 08:21:05 PM
Tonight during the Pats/Jets game I finished knitting the mochimochiland Boo Bat (that I promised Mary) and attached the ears. Now I have to block the wings, attach them, and then add the velcro to the feet and I will be done! I also worked on my Mickey Mouse cross-stitch a little bit.

I have been trying to hold off on a lot of projects because I am getting a craft room and I don't want to have too many WIP's going on during that time. It is my first craft room and I am SO excited. The stuff in the room will be moved out on Tuesday and hopefully I can start moving in then!  ;D And after that I am sure my project pace will be much faster.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: shan-E-bear on January 16, 2011 10:25:55 PM
AlishaMisha - congrats on the craft room!
Aliasgracie - rooting for you on #50, and its really nice of you to do those angel blankets

I handed over my rush order baby hat and mittens, so I made sure to get photos first. I will be asking for action pics, but have to wait for the baby to actually arrive.


I've also spent a chunk of the weekend working on baby shower invites that should have already gone out, but I only got all the info on saturday GRRRR!!! So they are a bit of a rush job and not my best work.

I'm trying to keep them simple since I really need to get them in the mail very quickly, but do you think they need something? I've been staring at them too long and can't figure it out.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: waggonswest on January 16, 2011 10:44:40 PM
Shan E,  I think they are cute the way they are. 

Still can't keep up... and I thought the 2010 pace was rough!

I did get a quilt top pieced today.  Hopefully I'll be able to quilt and get the binding started tomorrow. 


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: AlishaMisha on January 17, 2011 12:55:32 AM
AlishaMisha - congrats on the craft room!

Thank You!  ;D I live with my parents so it has always been frustrating to bring all my stuff from upstairs down to the kitchen table and pick it up for dinner and breaks. It makes half of the crafting a chore and takes longer to get anything done. So I am sure you can imagine my excitement after all that frustration  ;D  ;D  ;D

Love everyone's projects! Keep 'em up!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: SilverMoon on January 17, 2011 02:09:18 AM
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=422800)
I finally got something completely done! My Tardis iPod cover (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368102.msg4354207#msg4354207) only took me most of the afternoon. Now to kick back and relax with more NCIS and tetris squares...


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: evilSabina on January 17, 2011 05:20:44 AM
Shan E-- those invites look great! I don't think they need anything else.
SilverMoon- Yay! Tardis! It looks awesome.


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: LaughingLark on January 17, 2011 07:07:03 AM
Wow! Everyone is doing great work.  :)

I'm hoping to get something else done today, but my youngest is coming down with something and not behaving so well. I'm having to put down my work a lot, which brings me to this project. A wrist distaff for spinners. It keeps the fiber waiting to be spun off the floor, and also keeps the un-spun fiber from wrapping around the spindle--a big problem because it's winter here, and the air in my house is dry from the furnace running. I think I'll go about the wrist part in a different way, because I hate to braid, but I like this idea very much. If Ian gets a nap in today, I will make one. Definitely a priority on my list now! :D
http://fabricfolliestwo.wordpress.com/2008/04/11/how-to-make-a-beaded-wrist-distaff/

I might be able to follow Ian around and spin more easily with a distaff. It's what moms used to do to all the time in the past, I imagine.  :)


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: aliasgracie on January 17, 2011 08:01:07 AM
Silvemoon, I love the iPod cover, since New Years we have watched almost six seasons of NCIS.  It was hard work lol!

Got done the scarf last night, just have to felt it!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: Kittymom13 on January 17, 2011 08:45:45 AM
Shan-E-Bear...everything looks great, baby set and invites! 

Tardis I-pod cover...ditto!  =]

LaughingLark...wish I knew more of what/how that would be used.  I'm really fascinated by your posts!! Sorry to hear your little one is not feeling well...and hope that excludes you so you can craft and take care of the little one. =]

Must get to sewing today...Wagonswest is working fast and I'm just letting my quilt top linger... :P


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: PimpernelSmith on January 17, 2011 09:07:38 AM

LaughingLark...wish I knew more of what/how that would be used.  I'm really fascinated by your posts!! Sorry to hear your little one is not feeling well...and hope that excludes you so you can craft and take care of the little one. =]

Ditto.  I followed the link, and read the description on how to use it, but I still don't 'get' what is holding onto the roving for you --?


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: cursive_queen on January 17, 2011 09:12:21 AM
Love the Tardis - huge who fan


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: batgirl on January 17, 2011 09:14:55 AM
I can't keep up - but I love the bias knit skirt!!


Title: Re: 50 projects in 2011
Post by: LaughingLark on January 17, 2011 10:48:47 AM