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Title: [CLOSED]50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 26, 2013 10:23:11 AM
Welcome (or Welcome back...;D) to the 50 projects in 2014 craftalong!!!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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Oct-Dec 2014CLOSED

WINNER:  crazyda79

She requested an Amazon gift card!

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Aug/Sept 2014 CLOSED

EVERY project will be entered!  Drawing October 11 so be sure to post pics of your August/September projects!

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June/July 2014 CLOSED

Winner: Naanjte!!!!

Naanjte requested an Etsy Gift Card.  She used it to purchase a beautiful ear cuff (https://www.etsy.com/nl/transaction/233062976)

April/May 2014 CLOSED

WINNER: bunny1kenobi !!!!

Bunny was emailed a gift card!

February/March 2014 CLOSED.

WINNER:  lindyv321!!!!!!

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

January 2014 CLOSED!

WINNER:  cursive_queen!!!!

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


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 26, 2013 10:23:49 AM
Participants with links to their pages:Thru post 536, p58 Jan 29--PM me if your link is not working or if I spelled your username incorrectly!!

TIP:  Put your link in your signature for easy updating! Don't know how?  ASK! ;D

ActsofCraftiness (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5136593#msg5136593)
AlishaMisha (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5138601#msg5138601)
alwaysinmyroom (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5136458#msg5136458)
artsycandice (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5215438#msg5215438)

blottedcopybook (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5138227#msg5138227)
bookstorebabe (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5136600#msg5136600)
Breegy (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5137657#msg5137657)
bunny1kenobi (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5139813#msg5139813)
bushbaby (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5136510#msg5136510)
butterflyangel (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5136625#msg5136625)

carolmb (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5136639#msg5136639)
ChameleonHound (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5136620#msg5136620)
cmarion3 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5138948#msg5138948)
cmouse01 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5201764#msg5201764)
coulsenl (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5136577#msg5136577)
crazyda79 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5146627#msg5146627)
cursive_queen (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5137933#msg5137933)


deathbeforedishes (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5136675#msg5136675)
dewshinesdopp (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5136647#msg5136647)
dreadlocklove (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5137826#msg5137826)

elyxandra (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5137370#msg5137370)

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HeatherG (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5136584#msg5136584)

isikkahjai (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5140698#msg5140698)

jfer007 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5137947#msg5137947)
J_Kieviet (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5137165#msg5137165)
JillHogan (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5137532#msg5137532)

KatMonstah (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5143994#msg5143994)
kbrison (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5136466#msg5136466)
Kookaloo_Starr (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5136469#msg5136469)
Krafty_Karasu (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5164431#msg5164431)


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lindyv321 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5136497#msg5136497)

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meleriffic (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5136710#msg5136710)
michelleandbean (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5137474#msg5137474)


Naantje (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5136632#msg5136632)
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Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 26, 2013 10:24:09 AM
as of 12/31/14 -171 done

My projects list for 2014:

Completed:

January

1. Bluejay ornament
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=620617)
2. "Suede" skirt- 1/2/14
3. Quilted coasters for Ann
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=620610)
4. Two fabric pages
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=620613)
5. Blue knit scarf for Dr. Selvi
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=623885)
6. Pink socks for OWS
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=623890)
7. Two nesting fabric baskets for OWS
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=623887)
8. Scrappy potholders for OWS
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=623888)
9. ATBS for Wulf
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=625921)
10.-11. Calorimetries (2) for OWS
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=625613) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=625614)
12. Three hearts for Valentines Swap
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=624550)
13.fingerless gloves for watson (swap)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=624095)
14. Rainbow Calorimetry for me!!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=623892)

FEBRUARY

15. socks for Missingwillow
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=624620)
16. candy pouch for Aunty.hela (swap)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=625760) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=625761)
17. Quilted coasters for rockmygypsysoul (swap)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=627157)
18.-22. fabric pages for Abbeeroad (swap)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=626486) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=626485) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=625765) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=625764) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=625766)
23. fabric page for heini (swap)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=625602)
24. fabric journal page boo boo for me
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=625552)
25. Ninni monster
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=625762)
26. Fabric basket for spikefan
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=626805)
27.-28. Art totes for Evamlizya
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=628826) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=628829)
29.-31. goofy things for kittykill
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=629259) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=629261) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=629260)

MARCH

32.. Socks for phoenixfiredesigns
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=628828)
33. Coasters to teach my sis how to make them (no pic)
34. Quilt Blocks - log cabin like for Melladh
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=628769)
35. Quilt Blocks- Celtic twist for danyn
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=628767)
36. Quilt Blocks - Japanese X and + for Amnesia
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=628768)
37. Quilt Blocks - Celtic twist for carolmb
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=629824)
38. Quilt Blocks - Interlocking twists for carolmb
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=629931)
39. Quilt Blocks - Stars for krbrison
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=629825)
40. Quilt Blocks - Hexagons for donniesgirl
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=629826)
41. Wild Olive Hexie blocks- (set 1)(I am counting each set of 2 as one project)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=629047)
42.  Quilt Blocks for sloth003
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=630430)
43. Wild Olive Hexie Blocks (set 2)

APRIL
43. Zippered Clutch for grab-a coffee
44. Stacked knitted hat-pink
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=643098)
45. Brown/green socks
46. Golden scarflette
47. Stacked knitted hat-blues
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=643099)
48. Wild Olive Hexie blocks (set 3)
49. Purple scarf for Deb
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=634409)

MAY
50. -51.Prayer Flags (2) for swap with silentblair
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=635088)
52.  extra hexie blocks (3) for donniesgirl
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=634589)
53.  cord holder for Sansa music thingie
54. Tula Pink quilt blocks (30)
55. two ombre crochet baskets
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=635837)
56. Ombre crochet basket for Limeriot
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=636060)
57. Yo-yo notecard and tags for Limeriot
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=636078)
58. Chevron tribal necklace inspired by lindy321
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=636100)
59. beaded suncatcher- blue
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=636083)
60. Morse shopping bags (2)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=636089)
61. Quilted plant mat
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=636093)
62. Felt Food of OWS Swap
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=637582)
63. Dotee
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=637583)
64. Huge pleated purse for OWS swap--anna.wahnsinn
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=644058)
65. Recycle candles into jar candles! (5)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=637584)
66. Beades suncatcher - yellow
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=637787)
67. Mat and frame molas for sister (2)- no picture since it was not really crafted...I just did the mats ;D
 

JUNE

68. Mosaic looking ball for garden
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=638061)
69. Lighthouse birdhouse for Pam
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=638266)
70. Pillow for FOC Raffle Swap
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=639300)
71. Altered Spool for rackycoo
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=639302)
72. Knitted odd yarn piece for bushbaby's charity
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=639303)

July 2014

73. Crochet monster slippers for Grab A Coffee
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=644057)
74. Ninni
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=642576)
75. Two pillowcases
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=641677)
76. Another mosaic globe for the front yard
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=640490)
77. Crochet birdies for jo_mama
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=641339)
78. Hexie travel case for Averia
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=641335)
79. embroidered magnetic pincushion for Averia
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=641338)
80. Knitted ombre loom hat
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=642852)
81. navy crochet top
82.-84. Fabric journal pages (3)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=643089) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=643088)
85. chevron scarf--purples and blues
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=642856)
86. Parrot mola-matted and framed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=642338)
87. Mini birdhouse-yellow and teal
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=643110)
88. knitted rainbow loom hat
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=642851)
89. Tiki Birdhouse
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=643109)
90. Bee Stitch Toddler Hat
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=644612)
91. Surprise for sweets4ever
92. GOT Fabric Journal Page
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=646377)
93. Sock yarn gift bags (3)

August 2014

94. Kirigami Tote for Jemimah
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=649798)
95. Vintage Lotus crochet scarf in deep blues
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=645958)
96. Halloween socks for MW
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=644611)
97. Whimsical Shrine
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=644613)
98. 3 crochet sock yarn owls for gotgrey
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=646374)
99. 1 crochet black kitty for gotgrey
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=646373)
100. fabric Journal page for Smmarrt
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=644972)
101. Fabric bowl for gotgrey
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=646376)
102. Vellum notecards for Carnivorous Plant swap
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=646512)
103.Magnetic pincushion for Carnivorous Plant swap
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=646511)
104.Fabric journal cover for Carnivorous Plant swap
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=646510)
105.Grunge knitted hat for Madison
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=646503)
106. Baby hat
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=646504)
107. Quilt blocks for kbrison
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=645955)
108. Quilt blocks for Sparkledust
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=645956)
109. Quilt blocks for sloth
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=646505)
110. Scrap fabric notecards for Fake Frugal Living Swap
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=646573)
111. Pineapple Banana Bread for Fake Frugal Lving Swap
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=646571)
112. dotee for lovesclutter
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=647396)
113. Quilt blocks DNP for kbrison
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=646637)

September 2014

114. Cream Divine Hat
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=649805)
115.Origami Notecards for Jemimah
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=649903)
116. Dotee for lindyv31
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=647397)
117. Dotee for fancybutch
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=648066)
118. Doll made from old nylons and socks
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=647394)
119. Shibori Project Tutorial
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=649803)
120. Knitted socks for jemimah
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=649795)
121. Japanese knot bag for jemimah
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=649800)
122. Mohair and Silk scarf for jemimah
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=649797)
123. shibori for X-mas gift
124. Project Linus crochet baby afghan
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=649806)

October 2014
125. faux taxidermy swap project
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=650017)
126. Reconned dark grey sweatshirt
127. Frame 2 more molas for brother (no pic)
128. Quilt blocks for homerof2
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=652612)
129. Quilt blocks for emisuarus
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=652611)
130. Quilt blocks for carolmb
131. Quilt blocks for Stellou
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=652610)
132. Ninni swap(2)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=653115)
133. Halloween bunting
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=653116)
134. Mini Bottle brush trees w/tutorial
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=652352)
135. Rustic Fabric pumpkins (24)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=652348)
136. Striped "Halloween" mitts
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=651327)
137.Sweat Shop Ornaments(8)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=653276)
138.Halloween Snake wreath for hubby
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=653407)
139. Halloween candlestick globes
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=654756)
140. Mini 12 Days of Christmas - Baby Bow Ties
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=657283)
141. Mini 12 Days of Christmas-holiday mug rug
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=656977)
142. Mini 12 days of Christmas-Kimono art
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=657816)
143. Mini 12 days of Christmas - Fish bunting
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=657711)
144. Mini 12 days of Christmas - glittery Winter scene
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=655340)
145. Mini 12 days of Christmas - Pillow
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=657815)
146. Mini 12 days of Christmas - Coiled fabric bowl
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=656810)
147. Mini 12 days of Christmas - Canvas painted Trout for Eric
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=657284)
149. Mini 12 days of Christmas - dog Ornament
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=656986)
150. Mini 12 days of Christmas - Paper and button wreath
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=656525)

November 2014
 
151. Mini 12 Day of Christmas - Fingerless Mitts
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=657814)
152. Mini 12 Days of Christmas - tablerunner
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=658079)
153. 4x6 art
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=655791)
154. 4x6 art
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=655790)
155. Holiday Dotee
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=656319)
156. Giants fleece blanket (no pic)
157. Cowboys fleece blanket (no pic)
158. Steelers fleece blanket (no pic)
159. Boot toppers - red glittery yarn for kittykill OWS
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=656982)
160. Boot toppers - white glittery yarn for kittykill OWS
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=656984)
161. Fingerless long gloves for rscowtown OWS
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=656923)
162. Shortie boot cuffs for me! - need pic

December 2014

163.Crochet ribbon scarf
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=657371)
164. Knitted hat-Penn State colors--too big for hubby! :(
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=658397)
165. three antique aprons to repair
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=658398) x2
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=658399)
166. Coastal giant afghan
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=658304)
167. Crochet ribbon scarf
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=658850)
168. Seed stitch bulky cowl
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=658851)
169. neckwarmer
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=658852)
170. Blue and white chevron cowl
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=660363)
171. Santa Wreath
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=659997)




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Ffrogg526 on December 26, 2013 10:36:43 AM
I hope that some of my unfinished projects from 2013 will carry over and get done.  

Projects on the move!
1. Afghan for my MIL (hibernating)
2. Entrelac throw/blanket (hibernating)
3. Salem Swirls afghan (hibernating)
4. Princess Lace Scarf/Shawl (hibernating)
5. Caribbean colored crocheted top (hibernating)
6. Socks for Mom.
7. Light weight garter sweater in autumn colors
8. Spinning my own yarn (kind of a long term project)
9. Knitted chevron beret



FINISHED PROJECTS
1. Finished WIP - Scrap stained glass scarf for myself! 1/2
2. Commissioned set of bath bombs 1/12
3. 2nd Commissioned set of bath bombs 1/13
4. Entrelac scarf for Z 1/21
5. Commissioned receiving blanket in shades of purple. 3/29
6. Fairy garden in the old wheel barrow 3/15(ish)
7. Knitted wash cloths for a raffle basket. 4/19
8. Bleddyn scarf  4/27
9. My Favorite Scarf knitting pattern from Ravelry in shades of blue. 6/12
10. Waffle Stitch scarf 6/28
11. Padraig Driving Cap for Z 7/3
12. Words Hoopla Swap 7/11
13. Crocheted Wildlife Rescue nests 7/11
14. Knitted socks (my first pair!) 7/14
15. Rainbow Skirt for a friend 7/14 (this is the date I mailed it, not finished it - close enough!)
16. Pair of socks for Z 7/22
17. Test Crochet - Baby Blanket Pattern written by FantasticMio 7/28
18. Magnets for Art Abandonment 8/2
19. Music Note Matching Game for school 8/2
20. Terracotta broken fairy garden 8/5
21. Rainbow Scarf 8/7
22. Mini 13 Days of Halloween items 8/7
23. Rainbow MUSIC for my classroom  8/24
24. Mini 13 Days of Halloween item. 8/30
25. Mini 13 Days of Halloween item. 8/31
26. Mini 13 Days of Halloween item. 9/12
27. Mini 13 Days of Halloween item. 9/13
28. Mini 13 Days of Halloween item. 9/13
29. Mini 13 Days of Halloween item. 9/16
30. Mini 13 Days of Halloween item. 9/17
31. Mini 13 Days of Halloween item. 9/18
32. Mini 13 Days of Halloween item. 9/18
33. Socks for CJ! 10/5
34. Mini 13 Days of Halloween item. 9/30
35.Lace Mesh Infinity scarf 10/26
36. Mini 12 Days of Christmas item 10/26
37. Mini 12 Days of Christmas item 11/4
38. Mini 12 Days of Christmas item 11/4
39. Mini 12 Days of Christmas item 11/4
40. Mini 12 Days of Christmas item.
41. Socks for me. 12/23
42. Infinity scarf for Bridget for Christmas 12/23
43. Falling Jewels Tee for myself! 12/23
44. Polymer Clay Christmas ornaments (18 of them)
45.  


2014 List of possible projects
1. Opening an Etsy store
2. crocheted Jesus amigurumi for Z
3. panda amigurumi for Z
4. wingspan shawl
5. finish my Witch's Hat
6. Sweater for myself from Little Red in the City by Ysolda Teague.
7. Padraig Driving Cap for myself.
8. Faux Stained Glass luminary
9. Viveka sweater from Knitty


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: kbrison on December 26, 2013 10:39:58 AM
January - 6
February - 20
March - 18
April - 9
May - 19
June - 17
July - 8
August - 13
September - 9
October - 9
November - 37
December - 19
Total for year - 185/50 Yeah! I made it with 8 months still to go!

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

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

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

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

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

1 gold miniature crocheted pouch - Finished 6/20/14
2nd gold pouch - Finished 7/3/14
3rd gold pouch and 2 lavendar and gray pouches - Finished 7/31/14

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

Gift tag set - Finished 7/7/14

2 beaded bracelets - Finished 8/3/14

2 beaded garden whimseys - Finished 8/3/14

Set of notecards for myself (fake crafted notecards swap) - Finished 8/14

Set of 6 embossed Christmas tree cards - Finished 10/9/14

Set of 2 Halloween cards - Finished 10/9/14

Necklace for myself - Finished 11/1/14

Set of gift tags for church - Finished 11/3/2014
Crocheted cable scarf - Finished 11/18/14

Crocheted cable hat - Finished 11/2014

Zippered pouch from quilt swap scraps - Finished 11/20/2014

Tea wallet for DD#1 - Finished 11/25/2014

Tutu for GGniece #1 - Finished 11/25/2014

Checkerboard scarf - Finished 12/1/2014

Striped hat - Finished 12/10/2014

2 Tutus - Finished 12/14/2014

6 Bandana toy aprons for the great-great nieces - Finished 12/15/2014

Fingerless gloves for niece #3 - Finished 12/16/2014
Extended sc scarf for niece #3 - Finished 12/21/2014
Divine hat for niece #3 - Finished 12/22/2014

Pocket-sized tissue holder - Finished 12/19/2014
Tea wallet - Finished 12/19/2014

Pillow Pets fabric book for GGniece #3 - Finished 12/22/2014


SWAP PROJECTS
Quilt Blocks Swap #5:
1 set of 3 Sloth's Braid quilt blocks for AIMR - Finished 2/2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1 vintage Christmas wall decoration

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

Crafted Notecards Swap - Finished 8/8/14
Cards for Onyxnox

Cards for Gala_Apples

Cards for kfad

Cards for Ale 0059

Quilt Block Swap #6
Sloth003 - 2 sets of Sloth's blocks - Finished 9/19/14

AIMR - set of 3 Garden Fence blocks - Finished 9/14

AIMR - set of 3 Patriotic Stars - Finished 9/18/14

Sparkledust - set of 3 Anvil blocks - Finished 9/14

Stellou - set of 3 Friendship Stars - Finished 9/14

Carolmb - set of 3 Road to Oklahoma blocks - Finished 9/14

Melladh - set of 12 small cats - Finished 9/18/14
 
Cursive_Queen - set of 3 Halloween Stars - Finished 9/14

Emisaurus - set of 6 Broken Herringbone blocks - Finished 9/14

Homerof2 - Finished 10/19/14

Sweat Shoppe Ornament Swap Rd 5 - 8 retro braided wreath ornaments - Finished 10/5/14

Mug Rug Swap
GrindHouseHussy19 - Finished 10/20/14

SheridanLA - Finished 10/21/14
 
Holiday Tag Swap - Finished 11/6/2014
Rackycoo

Dharma_rebel

Onyxnox

Mini 12 Days of Christmas - for Quaggy - Finished 11/2014
Butterscotch Fudge
Chocolate Walnut Fudge

Set of 8 crocheted coasters

Set of 6 reversible place mats

Set of gift tags

2 reversible mug rugs

Gingerbread children wreath

Reversible apron

Snowman necklace
Christmas bracelet


WIPs
Denim potholders Finished 1/3/14

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

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

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


NEW CRAFTS FOR WHICH I HAVE SUPPLIES
Needlefelted hedgehog
Glass etching
Quilling
Stamp carving
1 sun stamp - Finished 2/5/2014 for Box of Sunshine Swap  
Resin casting
Woodburning
Advent devotion booklets for church - Finished 11/21/2014


NEW PROJECTS/NEW SUPPLIES
Baby Bok Choy with Mushroom Sauce - Made 4/14

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

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

A Gilded Keepsake (Sponsored by Spellbinders)

Handmade Greetings (Sponsored by Spellbinders)

5 double page scrapbook layouts (Kits from Simply Stitched Scrapbooking)
Brandied cherries - Finished 7/8/14
Cherries in vodka - Finished 7/9/14

Fresh Cherry Upside Down Cake - Baked over coals in a Dutch oven 7/12/14

Crocheted tote bag - Finished 8/28/2014

Set of 2 placemats with coasters - 9/2/2014

Dehydrated carrots and celery - Finished 10/2014
Tagine of chicken & fennel - Finished 10/27/2014
Sorry, but no photo! It was so good we started eating it before I thought to take a photo. First time to try Moroccan food or fennel bulbs. Will be doing this again.
Reversible skirt for DD#1 - Finished 10/30/2014
Tunic for DD#1 - Finished 10/30/2014
Set of TMNT pillowcases for GGniece #1 - Finished 12/22/2014

Infinity scarf for great-niece #3 - Finished 12/29/2014

Infinity scarf for great-niece #4 - Finished 12/30/2014


WIP QUILT PROJECTS I'M NOT LIKELY TO FINISH BUT AT LEAST PLAN TO WORK ON
Crumb quilt #1
Crumb quilt #2:
46 - 5 1/2" segments - Finished Jan.-Feb./2014
69 - 5 1/2" segments - Finished March - April/2014 This is more segments than I need, so now I'll start piecing them into blocks.
Blue flannel quilt
Kimono quilt for DD#2 & SIL
Happy Scrappy quilt
Black Strings quilt
Pink flannel baby quilt
Red and white baby quilt
Polka Dot Pinwheels quilt
Weaving the Rails quilt
Picket Fences quilt
Caribbean Breeze quilt
3 - 9 Patch baby quilts
Music quilt for SIL
Disappearing Nine-Patch quilt
Four Patch Ladder quilt
Christmas Raw Edge Circle quilt
Quilters' Choice Star quilt
Quilters' Choice Sampler quilt
Halloween wallhanging
Checkerboard mat
Thistle Bloom quilt



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 26, 2013 10:40:05 AM
lol Ffrogg526--I just knew you were going to be first! ha ha ha


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Ffrogg526 on December 26, 2013 10:42:19 AM
lol Ffrogg526--I just knew you were going to be first! ha ha ha

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


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on December 26, 2013 10:47:20 AM
 ;D Count me in  ;D

January

1. cowl neck jersey poncho  :)
2.  hubbys sleeveless sweater  :)
3. 2nd sleeveless sweater
4. hearts swap
5.fabric page swap
 
February

6.hearts for J,L and K
7.hearts for mantle
8 Cherry Bomb tank from Big Girls Knits
9 Cherry Bomb #2

March


10 Slipper socks
11 more slipper socks
12 travel card wallet
13 Common Ground swap



APRIL


14Virgo Embroidery


May

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

JUNE

21. Collar & lead for Bonnie
22. Collar for Patch
23. Romper for me
24. Leahs romper
25. Sarong to poncho top
26. cupcake "elsa"

JULY

27. Whole cloth baby quilt
28. scrappy bathmat
29. swim shorts/skirt
30.cushion covers x4

AUGUST

31.Dish drainer mat x2
32.Nightdress
33. re-make Dylans Thomas the Tank Engine pillow
34. New cover for Maz's beanbag
35.Matts pj pants
36 beach shorts/skirt/skort?
38. Ashleys shopping bag

September
[/b]

39. Bathroom blind
40. Nightdress
41. hair clips
42.Autumn decorations
43. baby blanket
44. pram blanket

October


45. Kairans quilt
46. Ninni monster stuffed toy
47.baby dress and knickers
48.baby dress and knickers
49. 3 pairs of baby knickers
50. baby hat and matching leggings
51. bibs

November

52. Sarong to poncho
53. Top from a dress
54. Coin purse
55. Crochet thread trees
56. Pink & grey top

December

57.Fabric Xmas decs #1
58. Toddler stuff for Rios secret Santa
59. Fabric Xmas decs #2
60. ribbon angels
61. Quilted Xmas tree
62. Quilted Snowman
63. 'Renes bag
64. Yvets Dr Who toiletry bag
65. Chelles Xmas tree cushion covers x 2
66. Emmas toiletry bag
67. Cottys bag
68. House Elf
69. RAK coin purses
70.sleepmasks x3
baby blankets


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bookstorebabe on December 26, 2013 10:51:53 AM
Yay, the 2014 craftalong! Time to make my list.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Renstar on December 26, 2013 11:23:29 AM
And I'm in too.  I have been waiting for the new thread to open.  ;D

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

2014 51/50

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

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

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

Completed:  ;D
1. Asteroids Wallhanging for OH. (Didn't quite get it finished before New year party time  ::)) Complete 02 Jan .


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


3. Converse Booties (25/01)


4. Other Booties (24/01)


5. Skully scarf (26/01)


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

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


10. De-stash skirt (08/02)


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

12 - 17. journal / doodles: Feb '14







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

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

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



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


22. More booties and hat. Apr '14


23, 24, 25

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





26, 27, 28, 29  (29/06/2014)


4 skirts. Here's 1.


30. New dress:



31. Fantasticmio blanket:


32.
Mini 12 days Item no.1. Pictures after Xmas. (Stocking)



33.
Mini 12 days Item no.2. Pictures after Xmas. (Decs)

34.
Mini 12 days Item no.3. Pictures after Xmas. Did not like making this!! (Elephant)

35.
Mini 12 days Item no.4. Pictures after Xmas. (Smurf Hat)

36.
Mini 12 days Item no.5. Pictures after Xmas. (Crochet Necklace)


37.
Mug rug swap



38. little sneaky extra for mug rug swap




39.
Mini 12 days Item no.6. Pictures after Xmas. (Fabric Baskets x2)

40.
Mini 12 days Item no.7. Pictures after Xmas. (O & X)

41.
Mini 12 days Item no. 8. Pictures after Xmas. (Cowl)

42.
Mini 12 days Item no. 9. Pictures after Xmas. (Infinity Scarf)

43.
Mini 12 days Item no. 8. Pictures after Xmas. (Hawaiian Quilt Bag)

44.
Stocking gift no.1 Hot Water Bottle cover

45.
Stocking gift no.2 Yoga Socks x2

46.
Stocking gift no.3 MugRug

47.
Stocking gift no.4 stocking

48.
Stocking gift no.5 Marvel Bag

49.
Stocking gift no.6 Marvel Apron

50.
Stocking gift no.7 Hooded Scarf

51. xmas table runner





Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Smeddley on December 26, 2013 11:28:36 AM
COMPLETED:

1. Swirly Bird Art* (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5140736#msg5140736)
2. Lifebook 2014 - Week 1 (Butterfly Ambition)
3. Lifebook 2014 - Week 2 (Happy Monster)
4. 2014 Goal Book
5. Swirly Fish Art*
6. MiniHoneydew Project (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5153793#msg5153793)
7-9. 4x6 Art
10. Lifebook 2012 - Week 10 (Girl with Heart Balloon)*
11. Lifebook 2012 - Week 30 (Girl with Hearts/Secret Partner)
12. Lifebook 2012 - Week 16 (Collage/paint over - Nun)
13. Lifebook 2012 - Week 19 (Girl with Sly Pigeon)
14. Lifebook 2012 - Week 20 (Doodle Words/bird poem)*
15-17. Buttons, buttons, buttons!
18-20. Miniatures (Honeydew and Cabbage comic)
21. Operation Beautiful cards (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5167193#msg5167193)
22. Monster ATCs
23. Girl in a Peacock Dress (art)
24. Lifebook 2014 - Week 5 (Cotton Candy Diva)
25. Pixie Pest (art)*
26. Knitted Monster
27. Lifebook 2014 - Week 6 (Spray Ink Love)
28. Pi Day Pie
29-33. St Patrick's Day Costume (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5175977#msg5175977)
34. Crochet Snail
35. Facebook sign
36-37. Marcame/beaded bracelets
38. Triple wrap dragonfly bracelet (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5184019#msg5184019)
39. Shambala bracelet
40-42. Giant baubble bracelets
43-45. More Macrame/beaded bracelets
46. Angel Wings wrap bracelet
47-54. Birds nest pendants
55. Bird wrap bracelet
56. Aries wrap bracelet
57. Bellydancing bunny buttons (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5186415#msg5186415)
58. Bird wrap bracelet
59. Bendy doll
60. Blue tiara.
61. Blue-green tiara.
62. Needlebook
63-66. More wire and bead nests
67. Little Red Riding Hood Art/Bookmarks (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5190265#msg5190265)
68. Red Tiara
69. Crocheted Dragon
70. Arrow Hoop
71. Floss-wrapped bangles (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5191232#msg5191232)
72. Feather stitch markers
73. Mad Hatter Hoop
74. Mermaid needlebook
75. Six wing toggle wrap bracelets
76. Yellow and purple button hoop
77-78. Weight bracelets (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5194657#msg5194657)
79. Gold crocheted and bead bracelet
80. Teal and brown button hoop
81. Crocheted Mary Janes
82. Multi-strand bracelet
83. Double-knit wall hanging
84. Shaun the Sheep
85. Crocheted washcloths and soap holder
86. Crocheted coasters
87. More Operation Beautiful monsters (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5198493#msg5198493)
88-89. Lifebook paintings
90-92. Dreamcatchers
93-95. Pi Bellydance costume (and accessories)
96. Steampunk Needlebook
97-98. Knit dishcloths *  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5206402#msg5206402)
99. Ami Sheldon
100-102. Reusuable shopping bags
103. Up hoop
104. Stig Needlebook
105. Movie/TV buttons
106. Alice in Wonderland Peg People
107. Fake Beard (and hat, though not pictured...) (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5207779#msg5207779)
108. Dragonfly Bracelets
109. Dragonfly Needlebook
110. Fairy Door
111. Dragonfly stenciled shirt
112. Fairy Bookmarks
113. Zombie Fairy
114. Dragon stenciled shirt (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5210344#msg5210344)
115. Bunny with a stick (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5213880#msg5213880)
116. Crane Shrine
117. 100 paper cranes
118. Profanity hoop (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5214918#msg5214918)
119. W(anchor) hoop
120. Lifebook Mod Podge girl (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5217032#msg5217032)
121. Calm Hoop
122. Knit Heart*
123. Atom Hoop
124. Fibonacci Spiral Bag
125-126. Ami Robots (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5229360#msg5229360)
127. Sugar Scrub
128. Crocheted Airplane
129. Whimsical Shrine
130. Zippered pouch
131. Craft all the Things Hoop
132. Crocheted Dalek
133. Nerd Girls ATC
134. Crocheted Octopus*
135. Library Postcard Art
136. Rocket Surgery ATC (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5236092#msg5236092)
137. Tiny fairy door
138. Faux slides
139. Girl on swing shadowbox
140-142. More shopping bags*
143. Spider Hugs
144. Drawing from a friend's random scribble on paper
145-156. Lots of ATCs
157. Spirit/Art doll  
158. Crocheted prayer flags
159. Bird Button hoop
160. Five little clay houses
161. Moth
162. Knitted hippocampus
163. Leaf potholders
164. Little leaves
165. Quilted shopping bag
166. Mini Firefly cross-stitch
167-168. Monty Python t-shirts
169-170. Tardis dishcloths
171-173.  Gummy Bear Bellydance costume for Shimmy for the Cure (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5250077#msg5250077)
174. Psithurism drawing
175. Grey button hoop
176. Dragon Zill Case
177-183. Crocheted gummy bears (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5253948#msg5253948)
184-185. Amigurumi dinosaur and airplane
186. Butter Bracelets and Betty Crocker Buttons
187. Little Visitor Scarves
188. Knitted Monster (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5258774#msg5258774)
189. Knitted ant
190. Cross-stitch butterfly
191-194. ATCs (squid, and 3 birds in hats)
195. Knitted Okapi
196. Crocheted Frog
197. Crocheted Squid
198-199. Pottery
200. Fairy Door (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5267625#msg5267625)
201. Craftster Challenge Zombie boy (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5269888#msg5269888)
202. Teen Titan Peg People
203. Samurai Jack Needlebook
204. Clay walnut box
205-211. Bracelets, bracelets, bracelets!
212. And more bracelets!
213. Rainbow Hoop
214. Girl Hoop (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5273010#msg5273010)
215. Hobbit Door
216. Bustle
217. Soap Cozy
218. Ministry of Silly Walks t-shirt
219. Bracelets
220. Mini Dragon (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5274518#msg5274518)

*Denoted a WIP from previous year

List!

Art Projects:

1. Finish Lifebook 2012 pages, make cover
2. Lifebook 2013
3. Random art card mailings (50)
4. Finish my Wreck this Journal
5. Drawing Lab assignments
6. Art of Silliness book
7. Imaginary Animal exercises

Works in Progress

1. 20-ish year old quilting project
2. That silly little pear that just needs a stem
3. That bleeping zipper pouch that's been on my desk for (well over) a year
4. GI tract
5. Peacock shopping bag
6. Hearts shopping bags (I think there are 2 cut out)
7. That other shopping bag that's cut out
6. Strawberry quilt
7. Bugs in a Jar quilt
8. Fishbowl quilt
9. Teddy Bear in Nightshirt Cross-Stitch
10. Teddy Bear in Window Cross-Stitch
11. Snowflake Embroidery
12. Tetris Afghan 2.0
13. Sheep Applique Kit
14. Eunice the Unicorn

Things I have the supplies for that I have not started:

1. Penguin quilt I
2. Penguin quilt 2
3. Royals T-shirt quilt
4. Two pairs of socks
5. About half a dozen shawls
6. Change purse for me
7. Bellydance coverup
8. Costume for next performance (skirt, bra, belt) - blue
9. Knit jacket/sweater thing
10. Snowman in Window Cross-Stitch
11. Moon Cross-Stitch
12. Sun Cross-Stitch
13. Plush Reindeer Kit


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yoopidou on December 26, 2013 12:07:34 PM
I'm in too! :)


Done!: 67

1. Cooking:  Fresh pasta from scratch
It was fun and quite easy rolling the dough.
The dough was OK but the fettucine stuck together.

2. Cooking: mango/pineapple/passion fruit puree
A new way to use lilikoi

3. Art: new pencils that have three colors: tri-tone pencils drawing

4. Garden: getting the garden ready for new plants-terraces

5. Backyard: create a flat patio-like area for inflatable hot tub- added bamboo fence

6. Art: first oil pastel
I think I should apply more pastels to get it thicker-not sure though.
at the beach

7. Art: explorations
I have tried melting the pastels. So, I used a heat gun, the heated pastel leaves a thick trace but it cools down very fast.
Then, I tried drawing on an electric grill plate. This works fine. The heat has to be high enough. It leaves a thick layer. It reminds me of Impressionism but it uses pastels like crazy.

8. Cooking:I created this recipe: egg-spinach-mushrooms and bacon

9. Cooking:I created this recipe: egg-zucchini-carrots and more

10. Cooking: Since the terrible burn accident last year with falafels, I had not made any from scratch. I tried again but cooked them in the oven. No oil burns and less fat! It's not as good though but we liked it and ate it all before taking a picture. So, here is why you should not fry falafels made from canned chickpeas as they are too wet.

11.Art: new medium; pastel- second try
Hawaiian monk seal on the beach

12. Garden: starting herbs and vegetables from seeds. It seems that some were too old and not all are sprouting.

13. Cooking: breads, breads, more breads
My favorite so far: Parker House rolls. Here, a white roll.

14: Art: art notebook
You can see the pages on the art journal craftalong

15: Cooking: Pasta second try; Success, beautiful separated spaghetti and delicious meat raviolis
 
16: Just for fun: Cat Whack a Mice

17: cooking: A new salad: beet, orange and goat cheese salad

18: Art: more pages in the art notebook
You can see the pages on the art journal craftalong
19. Outside
bicycle rain cape
20. cooking: blackberry jam

21. Art: many more watercolors for my art journal( see  the art journal craftalong)
22. House: loft space to put away rarely used stuff with a craft studio space under it.
23. Holidays: cascarones

24. Business: black out curtains
25. Just for fun: needle felted Calvin and Hobbes

26. Tutorials: How to needle felt a bendable doll

27. cooking: blueberry jam
28. wood crafts: first attempt at whittling
a kind of mountain goat called a "mouflon"

29. wood crafts: second attempt at whittling
a groundhog called a "marmotte"

30. wood crafts: third attempt at whittling
another kind of mountain goat called a "chamois"

31. wood crafts: first attempt at twig whittling
mountain flowers called edelweiss

32. wood crafts: first attempt at chip carving
welcome sign

33. art:3 new pages in my journal
34. cooking:pluot jams
35. art:a drawing of my uncle
36. cooking:plum jams
37. house:new fitted painted sheet to replace the one ripped by the cat
38. cooking:strawberry jams
39. cooking:cherry jams---failed. The jam caramelized.
40. business:7 etched wine glasses
41. business:9 etched water glasses
42. cooking:guava jams
43. business:tropical lamp shades

44. garden:start again tomatoes and eggplants, passion fruit
45. garden: herbs: curry, basil, oregano, mint
46. business: repair sofa armrests
47. art: Renoir page in my journal
48. craft: black cats

49. art: spray paint

50. craft: witch

51. art: witch sign

52. craft: dragon pumpkin carving

53. craft: monster pumpkin carving

54. cooking: many more jam jars
55. clothing: ladybug top

56. clothing: honu top

57. clothing: cherry top

58. clothing: aloha top

59. Christmas: scroll saw ornaments and gift tags- the tiny ones

60. Christmas: Christmas tree cards

60. Christmas: Christmas sleigh cards

61. Christmas: Christmas reindeer cards

63. Christmas: forest animals realistic Advent calendar
64. Christmas: forest animals basic Advent calendar
65. clothing: re-size huge parka to fit me
66. wood: tried compound cuts on the scroll saw. Thin pieces broke.
67. Christmas: lathe turned Christmas trees



Ideas and inspiration for 2014 crafting:


Art aim for 2 hours/week or more
watercolors
art journal
photography

Garden
grow many herbs
start again tomatoes, eggplant...
bamboo fenceDone
fix and repaint blue slide
bread and pizza oven ?

House
apron
pillow cases
bunting
painted sheets
cover my chair with beautiful fabric
library like shelves with ladder

Outside hobbies
chest camera holder
rainproof bag and cape for my bicycle

Cooking
invent delicious recipes that won't make me gain weight
lots of jams and curds
try new and audacious cooking-homemade pasta

Business
new curtains
etched glasses
chairs seating to replace ?
sofa's armrests to repair
decorate lampshades

Holidays
cascarones
Halloween decors
Primitive Thanksgiving/Fall/Harvest tiny pillows
Advent calendars(start in October)
animal ornaments for the Christmas tree
Christmas gift tags
Cards for Holidays, Easter, birthdays...

Clothing
more blouses for 2014
Finish WIP: brown, flowery, colorful blue-brown blouses and citrus dress
re-size huge parka to fit me

Wood Craft
automatons
wood carving
wood burning
game: piratenbillard or Crokinole or billiard Nicolas
pool table top to put on the table?
wooden locks
compound cuts on the scroll-saw
wooden Lego mini-fig
scroll saw animal
thumb piano
abacus bracelet
Pot Guard
wooden nickels as geocaching swag
wood turning


Metal craft
Hobo nickel

Just for fun
not so tiny tiny-house- in the making--- in progress
needle felting
mosaics
gloggomobil
village of books
Cat Whack a Mice Done
Handmade Stamps
letter or zine to read with a magnifier
Alphabet or fun Pompoms


For me

stars necklace--- awaiting last supplies
mug rug
finish writing a book


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: lindyv321 on December 26, 2013 12:16:04 PM
Looks fun!  I am sure I can make 50 things this year just in what I make for swap packages alone!

Finished Projects
1.  Baked Wings (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5143116#msg5143116)
2. Valentines Shrine (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5146218#msg5146218)
3. Cut stencil out for OWS Claim Dino-Mite Shirt (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5146218#msg5146218)
4. New chicken marinade (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5143116#msg5143116)
5.  Beaded Pendant for OWS (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5146735#msg5146735)
6. Stenciled Creeper Shirt (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5148055#msg5148055)
7.Hand cut Stenciled Robot shirt for OWS swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5146218#msg5146218)
8. Hand Cut Stenciled Boondock Saints shirt for OWS swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5149163#msg5149163)
9. Mini Heart ornament (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5152047#msg5152047)
10. Wrap Bracelet (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5152047#msg5152047)
11. Resin Flower Jewelry set (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5152047#msg5152047)
12. Bunny Pendant (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5152047#msg5152047)
13. Paperclip Bookmarks (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5152047#msg5152047)
14. January Hoopla for the Hoopla Along (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5155224#msg5155224)
15.  2nd Valentines Shrine (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5155931#msg5155931)
16. Cut stamps with Silhouette for OWS (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5157549#msg5157549)
17. Hand Carved Chevron Stamp (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5157549#msg5157549)
18. Valentine Shirt for Adia (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5160312#msg5160312)
19. Valentine Shirt for Landon (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5160312#msg5160312)
20. Valentine Shirt for B (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5160312#msg5160312)
21. Candy Bouquets for the kids (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5160312#msg5160312)
22. Turquoise Wrap Bracelet (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5164876#msg5164876)
23. Valentines Fairy Shrine (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5165440#msg5165440)
24. Washi Tape Phone Dock (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5166319#msg5166319)
25. Stenciled Babe with the Power shirt (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5166673#msg5166673)
26-29 Box of Color Swap Stuff (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5169167#msg5169167)
30. I'm Always Late Clock (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5170971#msg5170971)
31. 3 pairs of lucite flower earrings (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5172620#msg5172620)
32. Two wrap bracelets for kittykill (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5174258#msg5174258)
33. Sassy bird hoopla (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5174258#msg5174258)
34. Felt Glasses/pencil case (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5174258#msg5174258)
35. Lots of earrings for my kids (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5173917#msg5173917)
36. Typography Shrine for Breegy (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5180119#msg5180119)
37.-39 Spring Swap Stuff (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5182001#msg5182001)
40. Under the Sea/April Hoopla along hoop (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5187054#msg5187054)
41. May hoopla along Hoop: Guilty Pleasure (what do you geek out about) Harry Potter and Doctor Who Mash up hoop (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5197869#msg5197869)
42.-46 Skull Swap Stuffs (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5189632#msg5189632)
47. July hoopla along hoop: Food (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.new#new)
48.Washi Tape Frame (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5192481#msg5192481)
49. Pendants for the kids (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.new#new)
50. gold jewelry (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.new#new)
51-59 Random Swap Projects (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.new#new)
60. Stenciled Bee Shirt (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.new#new)
61.-63. personal swap stuff (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.new#new)
64. 2nd Beaded Sun catcher (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.new#new)
65. Kumihimo Braided Bracelet (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5203029#msg5203029)
66. Note Cards cut with the Silhouette (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5204376#msg5204376)
67. Caffeine Hoopla (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5204376#msg5204376)
68. Mer Folk (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5205361#msg5205361)
69. Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5205361#msg5205361)
70. Beaded Kumihimo Bracelet (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5214761#msg5214761)
71.  Down the Rabbit Hole Hoopla  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.new#new)
72.  Pendants for Abandoned Art (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5223841#msg5223841)
73.  Batch of 10 notecards (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5223950#msg5223950)
74. Queen Bee Shrine (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.new#new)
75. Stenciled Wine Tee's (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.new#new)
76. Four Altered Tombstones (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5234492#msg5234492)
77. Shibori Tie Dyed Shirt (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5238373#msg5238373)
78.-84. IYP Projects (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5239135#msg5239135)
85. dotees (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5240408#msg52404083) in for the Fall Dotee Swap
86. Initial Pendant (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.new#new)
87.  September Hoopla Along, Home Sweet Home Hoop (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5242792#msg5242792)
88. 5 Bookmarks (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.new#new)
89. Halloween Hair bobs (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.new#new)
90. Crock Pot Applesauce (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435966.new#new)
91. Sweat Shoppe Ornaments (http://www.craftster.orgforumindex.php?topic=430313.msg5249448#msg5249448)
92. Little Visitor Goodies (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5250752#msg5250752)
93.  3 sets of note cards for STS (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5253086#msg5253086)
94.  hair ties for STS (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5253086#msg5253086)
95.  pendant for STS (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5253086#msg5253086)
96.-103. Mini 13 Days of Halloween Goodies (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5253086#msg5253086)
104. October Hoopla Along Boo Hoop (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5254522#msg5254522)
105. Key Fobs (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.new#new)
106.  3 new note card sets (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.new#new)
107. Tulle, fabric, & ribbon tutu (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5256142#msg5256142)
108. Fall Hoop (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5257030#msg5257030)
109. Snowman Magnets (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5257030#msg5257030)
110.  Dyed bottle brush trees (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.new#new)
111. pickles (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.new#new)
112. Advent Calendar #1 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5268236#msg5268236)
113. Peppermint Bark (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5268236#msg5268236)
114.  Advent Calendar #2 w/Charm Bracelet (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5268236#msg5268236)
115. Santa Wreath (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5269239#msg5269239)
116. Coffee Hoopla (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5269560#msg5269560)
117-124. Stocking Swap Stuff (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5269627#msg5269627)


WIP:
-Birthday countdown
-February Hoopla for the Ongoing Hoopla Swap
-Hoopla started for the FOC Raffle swap that didn't get completed
-Wild Olive Spring stitch along project
-Vintage hoop


Want to Make:
-Birthday countdown
-Make a new hoop each month for the hoopla along
-July Hoop
-August Hoop
September-Home Sweet Home
October-Halloween/Fall
November-Vintage/Nostalgia -this could mean anything, any time
December-Winter/Christmas
-Work my way through the 1 2 3 Sew Book I purchased and get better with my sewing skills
-Get more comfortable working with my Silhouette Cameo and make some awesome projects
-Start working on projects from my Doodle Stitching book which teaches crewel, cross stitch, sashiko, etc.
-Learn Kumihimo Braiding
-Make a Christmas shrine for myself
-Try my hand at Teesha Moore style patches
-Easter Peeps stenciled shirt
-Needlepunch
-beaded sun catcher




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: trinalocakary on December 26, 2013 12:20:39 PM
I kind of got lost this year, I pretty much gave up all of my art space to roommates (including the garage) and had health issues.
I did quite a few crafts but really didn't keep track well.
Here are a few I did (man I can't believe how many things I didn't take photos of)
I used a dermel and exactoknives and made wands out of different woods
I taught my roommates to make dream catchers
I taught them to do wire wrapping
I made 3 sets of sculpy runes
About 10 pairs of earrings and 4-5 necklaces
I made 2 small 5x5 collages for gifts
And tons of Upcycled painted thrift store Christmas baubles
I have done a lot of journaling but not as much art journaling as working on lettering for quotes
I made a bunch of decorated mini bottles
And 20+ art trading playing cards to give away at random at a Gothic wonderland tea party event, along with about 100 coffee filter flowers from about 1000 filters I dyed using food coloring and unsweetened koolade
And 2 necklace holders made of twisted thick wisteria branches

Here are the few pictures I have of stuff

Overall this year was craft sparse for me



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 26, 2013 12:24:30 PM
Trina--I love how you have your list in various categories---such variety...hmmm, maybe I will try that so I will focus more on doing different things and not get in a rut!

So glad to see so many familiar names...and can't wait to see the projects begin!!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bushbaby on December 26, 2013 12:26:57 PM
Dang! you were all so quick at posting :)

I am going to post the remainder of my list from 2013 and then add to it throughout the year too  ;D

MOST URGENT/HAS DEADLINE

KNIT
WIP - Purple Sparkle Jumper - want done by Xmas

SEW
New - Pop Deco SK size quilt - for me  - quilt top finished 17/2/13  now just have to hand quilt it ;D


BEAD



OTHER




CRAFTS TO TRY/IMPROVE

PMC kit - make something with this!
Crochet - am very basic beginnner -  itty bitty bat made 17/10/14
Glue Gun - xmas 2013 pressie - want to use this :) -  made Mum's Mothers day pressie with this.



TO BE COMPLETED:
KNIT
New - green scarflette -  for me

CROCHET
New - Attic24 'Coast' Blanket
New - Attic24 'Cottage' Blanket


BEAD
New - Mums Jasper pendant
WIP - Beaded grooms outfit & my bouquet - 6yrs old

SEW
WIP - Sunflower bookmark  - Mum
WIP - (12 yrs old) Family Crest Hoopla
WIP - (12 yrs old) Blue flower embroidered tablecloth
WIP - Purple scrappy quilt

OTHER
WIP - Orkney holiday curio box & embroidered cover


SWAPS



FINISHED  - List being updated throughout the year.

My knitting for Bothwell BigKnit Scarf
Number of Sections = 4
Length knitted = 191cm - to be updated at some point


KNIT
5 Baby washcloths - finished by 04/01/14
Baby booties x2
Hairy Bug - finished 14/8/14
New - Greenleaf socks for me - 1 finished july and 2nd finished Sept
new - drawstring pouch - for me
WIP - baby hat

CROCHET
Itty Bitty Purple bat  - 17/10/14


BEAD
WIP - Gartmore 2014 necklace  - Elegant
WIP - Gartmore 2014 brooch -  Snowflake
WIP - Gartmore space/sea necklace
New - Hellebore flower necklace
New - Hellebore flower brooch - finished 2/10/14
new - Crystal Braclets x3

WIRE
Viking knit braclet
Viking knit Necklace
New- Anniversary ornament
Viking knit heavy braclet for me

BAKING
Chocolate scones - breakfast 01/01/14
Chorizo, parmesan & sun dried tomato bread - lunch 1/1/14
Rich choc cake & marble cake for Work Raffle
Mums birthday Cardamon cake


SEW
Satin drawstring pouch - me 12/1/14
QUILT sign  - for Jinty - 32/3/14
Quilt wallhanging/housewarming gift - 14/06/14 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435057.msg5229805#msg5229805)
2x hoopla's mounted - silver piece and flower cart


OTHER
New - mothers day pressie using hot glue gun.
New - Travelling Tartan Gator - Aug 2014
new - blue gator for sis - for Oct/Nov


SWAPS



FINISHED PICS
 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: SilverMoon on December 26, 2013 02:47:40 PM
DONE
1. Master Five's toy hammock (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/toy-storage-hammock)
2. Crazy no cheese cheesecake (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5143588#msg5143588)
3. Calm jar (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5149971#msg5149971)
4. three pocket dragons (first commission of the new year!) (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/mighty--ferocious-dragon-9)
5. "Random Act of Kindness" label stamp (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5149971#msg5149971)
6. "Knit by" stamp (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5150549#msg5150549)
7-9. Teacher stamps (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5151190#msg5151190)
10-11. Hand carved stamp swap items for kosmicgirl (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5165412#msg5165412)
12-13. Hand carved stamp swap items for elyxandra (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431329.msg5173724#msg5173724)
14. Pi Day tag stamp (http://sphotos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t1/1924997_10152245883561520_1310682734_n.jpg)
15. Set of prints on watercolor backgrounds (http://sphotos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1/p206x206/1781865_10152245886551520_1235516225_n.jpg)
16. Sock Monkey hat for 16th birthday (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/misha-collins-minion-hat)
17. Baby Converse (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/crochet-baby-converse)
18. Second epic Doctor Who scarf (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/doctor-who-scarf---season-12-3)
19. Owl head band (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/owl-embellished-head-band)
20. Pi Day ami bombing (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/amigurumi-pi-5)
21. Pocket dragon commission (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/mighty--ferocious-dragon-10)
22. Glove Puppet (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/fingerless-or-not)
23. Baby converse pair 2 (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/newborn-high-tops-converse)
24. Treasure Dragons (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/mighty--ferocious-dragon-11)
25. anti tangle headphones (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/earbud--earphone-cosy-2)
26. Baby stuff for KOGO (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/crocodile-stitch-baby-booties-2)
27. Little Egg man (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/little-monster-egg-man)
28. Dissertation hats (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/kiri-beanie)
29. Snowflake gift tags (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/crochet-snowflake)
30. Matchbox tapestry (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5207295#msg5207295)
31. Chunky beanie (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/chunky-beanie)
32. Altoid tin weaving (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/skyrim-chart)
33. Large bird watercolor canvas (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5212624#msg5212624)
34. 4 little watercolor canvases (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5218215#msg5218215)
35. My Stash woodburned jar lids (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5218215#msg5218215)
36. Aboriginal colored headphones (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/earbud--earphone-cosy-3)
37. Ribbed hat for Foodbank Auction (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/reversible-strands-for-men-and-women-too-2)
38. Blue Goldstone cuff for Foodbank Auction (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/crochet-beaded-bracelet)
39. 1/2 scale Doctor Who scarf for Master Six (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/doctor-who-scarf---season-12-4)
40. Night Vale beanie for me (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/night-vale-winter-hat)
41. Hat for breast cancer raffle (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/gni-hat)
42. Abandoning Bunnies (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/gumdrop-bunny)

WIPS
knit skirt for DD (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/flower-fairy-skirt)
Winter dissertation charity hats (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/silvermoon-dragon/quidditch-preemie-hat-2)

Must do
pulsewarmers for my sister
Cyberman head handbag (Poor Handles! *sob*)
Dalek for Master Nine

Like to do
Labyrinth Firey mix and match stamp set
Batman totoro and soot sprite stamps
granny dressed Izz ami
something with old concert tshirts
make the 'fairy hollow' outside under the jackarandah tree
Paint the growth chart tree at the end of the hallway
finish the led glass brick wiring for the front path
run a stuffie drive for Backpacks 4 Kids
spend a day taking photos of Melbourne and then do something with them
design a tarot deck


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: fantasticmio on December 26, 2013 04:07:15 PM
My list:

Charity:
A. hats: current total: 119
    Posts in thread:
    33 hats (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5142156#msg5142156)
    28 hats (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5153387#msg5153387)
    23 hats (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5156476#msg5156476)
    30 hats (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5167875#msg5167875)
    5 hats (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5171337#msg5171337)
B. scarves to match those hats: current total: 114
    2 scarves (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5153387#msg5153387)
    60 scarves (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5169140#msg5169140)
    52 scarves (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5171337#msg5171337)
C. baby blankets
    6 Spiral Hex blankets (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5194907#msg5194907)
    Meta Blanket (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5197830#msg5197830)
    Eventually Rainbows blanket (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5251058#msg5251058)
    Variable Granny blanket (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5251676#msg5251676)
D. adult blankets (including squares)

Design:
A. Blankets
    All Squared Away 1 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5183740#msg5183740)
    All Squared Away 2 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5193188#msg5193188)
    All Squared Away 2 - rainbow redo (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5269119#msg5269119)
    All Squared Away 3 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5206165#msg5206165)
    All Squared Away 3 redo (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5240746#msg5240746)
    All Squared Away 4 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5206165#msg5206165)
    All Squared Away 4 - redo (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5269985#msg5269985)
    All Squared Away 5 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5212878#msg5212878)
    All Squared Away 6 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5206165#msg5206165)
    All Squared Away 7 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5212371#msg5212371)
    All Squared Away 8 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5208048#msg5208048)
    All Squared Away 9 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5206165#msg5206165)
    All Squared Away 9 (blue) (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5239324#msg5239324)
    All Squared Away long twin-sized (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5209164#msg5209164)
    All Squared Away queen bedspread (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5215644#msg5215644)
    All Squared Away baby instead of adult
blanket (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5221394#msg5221394)
    All Squared Away adult blanket (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5225232#msg5225232)
    All Squares Away adult neon (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5232181#msg5232181)
    Fireworks blanket queen (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5264981#msg5264981)
    Star Burst blanket baby (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5265843#msg5265843)
    Love The X (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5271106#msg5271106)
    Frost blanket (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5272158#msg5272158)
B. Mittens
C. Slippers

Inventory
A. Hats: total 4
     3 "Ross" hats (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5162882#msg5162882)
     Alberta Sky Hat (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5163704#msg5163704)
     Adult red stocking cap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5206165#msg5206165)
     7 child-sized Stocking Caps (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5210613#msg5210613)

Gifts
A. Christmas
    Mario blanket for E (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5244257#msg5244257)
B. RAK
    8 flowers (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5173341#msg5173341)

Learning something new:
A. Sewing
      4 rags to try out hems (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5166060#msg5166060)
B. Cooking
      Two anosmics try to make bacon bowls (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5211962#msg5211962)

Misc.
     Pippi Long Scarf (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5256030#msg5256030) - (for me)

WIP's (to be moved to the appropriate category when completed)
A. Q-bert blanket



... more to come!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on December 26, 2013 04:25:47 PM
I'm in! I did 50 two years ago and Hopefully 100 in 2013 (still working hard!  :D  ). So this year I'm shooting for 150!  ;D

1.  Peanut butter and Jelly Tote
2.  Super Mario quilt
3.  Learn to crochet, starting with a scarf
4.  Sew something on my machine
5.  Bottle cap mosaic of Michigan table
6.  Pressed Penny side table
7.  Refinish Metal outdoor chairs
8.  Deer Head Mount Made Out of Maps
9.  Doxie Shirt For Boyfriend
10. Skittles Vodka
11. Bed Organizer
12. Bedroom Curtains
13. Homemade Coffee Creamer
14. Salt Dough Ornaments
15. 365 Picture Project
16. Plant Vegetable Garden
17. Have An Herb Garden
18. Pickled Green Tomatoes
19. Strawberry Mint Pepper Jam
20. Origami Bat
21. Leopard Print Bed For Lola
22. Sugar Skull Pin Cushion
23. Stocking For Lola
24. Dog Food Tin
25. Black Boa Halloween Wreath
26. Origami Stars
27. Mushroom Pins
28. Smiley Face Ornament
29. Pin Cushion Jar
30. Sun Rise Needle Punch
31. Arm Knitted Scarf
32. Easter cupcakes
33. Witch's Cauldron
34. Candy Corn Mason Jar
35. Halloween Chalkboard Mason Jar
36. Halloween Wreath
37. Mini Coffin Shrine
38. Sugar Skull Pillow
39. Dried Apple Head
40. Mini Horror Bulbs
41. Zombie Girl Ornament
42. Owl Needle Punch
43. Sugar Skull Mug
44. Halloween Treat Shop
45. Halloween Cafe
46. Mad Scientist's Laboratory
47. Halloween Chunky House 1
48. Halloween Chunky House 2
49. Halloween Chunky House 3
50. Mr Cupcake Ornament
51. King Worm Ornament
52. Crock Pot Apple Butter
53. Melted Crayon Picture
54. Graveyard Dip
55. Stuffed Jack O'Lantern Peppers
56. Cat Bus Pumpkin
57. Skittles Pixel Zelda Cake
58. Halloween Cat Ornament
59. Halloween Skull Ornament
60. Halloween Pumpkin Ornament
61. Papered Treat Buckets
62. Up Hoop
63. Adventure Time tie fleece blanket
64. Foam Christmas house


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: coulsenl on December 26, 2013 04:53:37 PM
I'm in. I've been reading along in the 2013 one and it is great to see all the fantastic things that people make.


My list:

1. hockey afghan
2. picnic basket
3. picnic blanket
4. felt picnic food
5. learn to use fondant
6. playdough
7. zombie apocalypse survival kit
8. valentines card
9. 1st birthday cake for my daughter
10. improve my cake decorating

In progress:
1. hockey afghan
2. felt food
3.

Completed
1. Drop Stitch Car Seat Blanket
2. Penelope the Penguin
3. Chrysanthemum topaz tattoo design
4. Blanket
5. Cowl
6. Mommy's cowl
7. Baby's cowl
8. Baby hat


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: HeatherG on December 26, 2013 05:30:08 PM
Reserving my spot.  I need the motivation.  Now how do I link this to my signature?

1.  Quilling tool for making circles.  Loved that idea when I saw it here.  I have been using pill bottles, glue bottles etc.  this will be my first project.
Thank you littlecircles for showing me this stacked quilling tool tutorial (http://www.littlecircles.net/apps/blog/show/32147013-diy-stacked-quilling-form-tutorial).  I changed it a bit because I mainly work with 1/8 and 1/16 strips so I didn't think I needed each stack to be as long.  Time will tell if I have to make another one. Here it is!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/HeatherG/image-61.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/HeatherG/image-61.jpg)

2.  Finish organizing my stamps. Done
3.  Start to learn how to Zentangle.  
4.  Make more inchies.
5.  Make cards (will keep running total).
  • Christmas - 7 cards done
  • Birthday - 1 card done
  • Sympathy
  • Thinking of You
  • Valentine - 3 cards done
  • Thank You - 1 card done
  • Get Well
  • Halloween
  • Easter - 1 card done
  • Graduation
  • General All Occasion - 3 cards done
6.  Quill more snowflakes.
7.  Send die cuts to a friend.  
8.  Organize my patterned paper.
9.  Make some envelopes.
10.  Make some boxes.
11.  Make paper beads.  Done









Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on December 26, 2013 06:23:18 PM
I spent all day looking through all the 2013 lists and projects that I didn't find this thread until now! I'm joining in for the first time. ;D

Finished Projects
1. Gathered Fabric Bowls (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5140166#msg5140166)
2. 2013 Woodland Sampler (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5141157#msg5141157)
3. Crocheted Ripple Baby Blanket (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5145809#msg5145809)
4. Giving Bunnies (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5158448#msg5158448)
5. Olliblocks (made 7 sets - 60 blocks total - with fabric bags) (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5151636#msg5151636)
6. Harlequin Hoodie (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5150383#msg5150383)
7. Valentine's Day Heart Garland (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5150781#msg5150781)
8. Heart Hoopla
 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5150781#msg5150781)9. Cross stitched pincushion (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5151636#msg5151636)
10. Glass Bead Pins (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5151636#msg5151636)
11. Hand-painted Tote Bag (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5160905#msg5160905)
12. Picture Frame Pin Cushion (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5160125#msg5160125)
13. Pin Cushion Ring (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5160125#msg5160125)
14. More Glass Bead Pins (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5160125#msg5160125)
15. Taggy baby toys
16. Oregon Trail Cross Stitch
17. Amigurumi Snake
18. Amigurumi Baby Turtle
19. Rainbow Button Hoopla
20. Blue Button Hoopla
21. Felt Carrot Garland
22. Popsicle Stick Puzzles
23. Easter Egg Button Art
24. Back to the Future Hoopla
25. Monster Push Pins
26. Heart Cookie Cutter Pin Cushion
27. Geometric Hoopla
28. Quilted Coasters
29. Phone Charging Hanger
30. Rainbow Button Hoopla #2
31. Blue & White Hexies
32. Blue Multi Dot Diaper Caddy
33. Owl Burp Cloths
34. Owl Bibs
35. Owl & Blue Multi Dot Teething Rings
36. Flower Diaper Caddy
37. Pink & Gray Burp Cloths
38. Pink & Gray Bibs
39. Flower Teething Rings
40. Open Wide Zippered Pouch - Blue with Flowers
41. Open Wide Zippered Pouch - Cream with Flowers
42. Open Wide Zippered Pouch - White with Flowers
43. Green Chevron Diaper Caddy
44. Green Chevron Teething Rings
45. Pompom Decorations
46. Train Game Scratchers
47. Gingerbread Baker Tree Topper
48. Hexie Pin Cushion
49. Flying Geese Mini Quilt
50. Felt Strawberry Coasters
51. Hexie Strawberry Pin Cushion
52. Strawberry Magnets
53. Strawberries in a Bowl Mini Quilt
54. Bottle/Sippy Cup Leashes
55. Butterfly Garland
56. Butterfly Confetti
57. Crocheted Mandala Hoopla
58. Apple Dumpling Pouch
59. Half-A-Hoopla Swap
60. Embroidered Witch Trick or Treat Bag (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436078.0)
62. Cherry Scattered Windows Mini Quilt
63. Cherry Pin Cushion


Swap Packages Sent in 2014 = 26

2013 Works In Progress
★ Hand-Embroidered ABC Quilt
★ Summer Stitching Club Mini Quilt - http://wildolive.blogspot.com/p/summer-stitching-club.html
★ Ship in a Bottle Embroidery for my Dad - http://www.urbanthreads.com/products.aspx?productid=UTH2645
★ Eloise baby sweater - http://www.mooglyblog.com/eloise-baby-sweater/

Swap Projects In The Works
★ Travel Game
★ Candy Bag Zipper Pouches

Planned New Projects
★ Baby Girl's Tumbler Quilt
★ Little Man's Tumbler Quilt
★ Catvent Quilt - http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2013/11/the-cat-quilt-materials-and-cutting-instructions.html
★ Hexie Mini Quilt - http://modernhandcraft.com/2013/11/hexagon-mini-quilt-tutorial/
★ Quilted Tree Skirt for My Mom
★ Quilted Tree Skirt for Me
★ Baby quilt for my sister
★ Hello Moon Quilt - http://aprilmaedesigns.com/hellomoon/
★ Autumn Stitching Club Quilted Pillow - http://wildolive.blogspot.com/p/autumn-stitching-club-by-wildolive-on.html
★ Winter Stitching Club Quilted Wall Hanging - http://wildolive.blogspot.com/p/winter-stitching-club.html
★ Spring Stitching Club Project
★ 2014 Once Upon a Time Sampler - http://thefrostedpumpkinstitchery.bigcartel.com/product/2014-sampler
★ Christmas Stocking for Baby Girl
★ Christmas Stocking for my nephew
★ Paint name letters for Little Man's room
★ Paint name letters for Baby Girl's room
★ Needlebooks
★ Needle Minders
★ Hand-carved stamps
★ Flannel board
★ Felt play pieces for flannel board
★ Social Tote - http://www.noodle-head.com/2013/06/social-tote-pattern-collab-with-carolyn_25.html
★ Sew Together Bag


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bookstorebabe on December 26, 2013 06:55:52 PM
Eh, I'll list random things I want to make as I think of them!
Let's see....
1.Organize,organize,organize! Containers, labels, ect.for craft stuff, and a place to put them!
2. Finally make record bowls and other record crafts from the stack I have. Trust me, I'm not ruining good records. A neighbor put a ton out for trash day, and I rescued some in the nick of time. Plus, I got a few thrift store ones just for the album sleeves. BEGUN!
3. Yes,more raygun art-but specifically,I have a few huge,rifle sized water pistols/nerf/ect ones to tackle. DID SOME
4. Make stuff from the random pile of keyboard parts I have.
5. Garden projects! My yard has been neglected forever. Plant flowers and veggies,decorate flower pots, make a garden gate, a fairy door on the tree, ect. And the boring stuff like reining in the overgrowth, weeding, mulching, ect.,but that's not crafty.^_^
6. Make an Anoia discworld shrine for the kitchen.
That's a start.

Completed Projects
Posted in March-
1. Reconstructed Clock. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432356.0#axzz2wpgiKTPB
2. Red Raygun and frame.
3. Blue raygun and stand.
4. Light blue raygun.
5. Nerf raygun. 2-5 here-https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=post;board=42.0#axzz2wpgiKTPB
6. Calvin and Hobbes,framed. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432358.0#axzz2wpgiKTPB
7. Vanity set-https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432471.0#axzz2xTOlOqPn
8.Silver Clock.
9. Key Clock
10.Suncatcher, one of many. Post for 8-10. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432473.new#new
April to May?
11. Raygun shadowbox. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432474.0#axzz2xTZ9Sbfz
12. Gear Shrine. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432992.0#axzz2zTx3Attu
13-29, Reconstructed key necklaces.https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=post;board=15.0#axzz2zU55kjhb
30-37. BFG, and 6 more rayguns. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432994.0#axzz2zU55kjhb
38. Pair of raygun shadowboxes, Granny's kitchen. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433240.0#axzz30WJXVQpR
May
39. Doorway to the stars shrine. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433241.0#axzz30WJXVQpR
40-49. Trinket box and box magnets.https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433336.0#axzz31AOf2fMj
50. Hanging Airship. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433386.0#axzz31A6kGrCc
51. Yet another raygun shadowbox.
52.Silver, black, and green raygun.
53. Rocket Red HeroClix Box.
53-55-Three tophat trinket boxes. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433388.0#axzz31AOf2fMj
56. Gotham's Villains Display. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433387.0#axzz31AOf2fMj
57-61  Swap goodies! Mug, tshirts, bookend/signpost, necklace.https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433565.msg5203581#msg5203581
62. reworked display stands.https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433902.0#axzz343UdeA5a
63-65 More rayguns. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433903.0#axzz343ZwGonV
June
66-69. Four disc drive arty pieces. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434163.0#axzz35UW659OJ
July
70. Mosaic piece.https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434799.msg5224105#msg5224105
71-77
sharpie tye dyed scarf, granola, mardi gras bead flower, recycled paper notebooks, three necklaces, a paper mosaic covered vase/bottle. Link will be posted after my swap partner posts.
August
78-four record bowls.
79-record earring holder. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435249.0
80-Tesla circuit board.https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435250.0
81.-Planter,from this spring
82-84.-Three mirrors. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435529.0#axzz3CTLw9xno
85.-Simple raygun. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435530.0#axzz3CTLw9xno
September
86-88 Mirrors. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435636.0#axzz3D3zVqYq6
89. Rocket ship box. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435637.0#axzz3D43dIduc
90. Steampunky 'pearl' handled revolver. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435667.0#axzz3DFaJJyc3
91. Chains and mirrors. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435783.0#axzz3DzBL9ueg
92.Set of six ornaments. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435957.0
93. Lilliputian dueling pistols. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436224.0
October-
94. Superman lamp.https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436005.0
95. Rocket ships. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436126.0
96. Buttercup squash baked with apple, tried something new!
97.Framed and beaded copper circuit board. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436225.0
98. Geek dice plaque. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436482.0
99. Set of six snowflake key ornaments. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436485.0
100. Frame to mirror. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436486.0
101. steampunk raygun
102. another steampunk raygun,both here. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436483.0
November-
103-105. About 25 ornaments, took forever! Counting as three.https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436663.0
106. His and hers rayguns. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436664.0
107. Second dice plaque, https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436664.0
108. Comic book clock, https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436723.0
109. Pumpkin bread, https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436917.0
110 and 111-two mirrors, here-https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437025.0


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Sera unravled on December 26, 2013 07:02:18 PM
I ended up lurking through most of the 2013 craftalong.  Maybe if I make an actual list,  I'll be able to stick with 2014.

I think I will make mini lists throughout the year


1. finish socks (started in November)
2. finish quilt(started in april)
3. lap quilt
4. chicken bacon ranch hotdish
5. socks
6. socks
7. stash buster quilt
8. chocolate peanut butter no bake dessert


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 26, 2013 07:49:57 PM
You guys are listing some pretty awesome projects!

How to add your list or anything to your signature:

go to MY CRAFTSTER on the yellow bar. go to MY PROFILE,

select FORUM PROFILE. Find the signature box and copy in your list url information, which is always in the bar at the top of each post...when you get done, it should look like this, except put in the [] brackets at the beginning of the url and the end:

put [ here --> url=https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=418274.msg4950620#msg4950620]50 Projects in 2013[/url <--put bracket ]

when you put the brackets in, it does this: 50 Projects in 2013 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=418274.msg4950620#msg4950620)

PM me if you still can't do it and I will walk you through it...this is called a tiny url....


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: SilverMoon on December 26, 2013 08:45:46 PM
I'm already adding to my list!

pulsewarmers for my sister
Cyberman head handbag (Poor Handles! *sob*)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: quaggy on December 26, 2013 08:52:14 PM
Back for my 2nd year!  Made well over 50 last year but stopped posting life got away from me!  This will be the year I complete and make posts.

1.  make new tablecloth
2. 2014 calendar
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=624672)
3.  kitchen curtains
4.  redo master bathroom
5. clothespin apron
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=620859)
6. crayon rolls
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=622224)
7.  valentine banner kit
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=624671)
8.  I love cats  banner kit
9.  altered block
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=622220)
10. potholders for swap
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=622222)
11.2014 calendar kit
. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=624672)
12. 2nd set of potholders
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=624667)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=624668)
13. kitchen towels
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14.beach themed pillows
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=627984)
15. collage wall art
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=627457)
16. altered picture frame 1
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=627461)
17. altered picture frame 2
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=627460)
18. altered picture frame 3
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=627462)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=624663)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: sagemuffin on December 26, 2013 09:04:33 PM
Oooh, I'd really like to do this!
So far I just have some vague ideas for projects, though.

*experiment with utensils in jewelry (forks and spoons mainly)
*experiment with CDs in jewelry
*learn new knitting stitches
*find fun ways to use a huge stash of bottle caps
*find fun ways to use a bunch of unused ties

1. Finished my scarf 1/5/14. Been working on this for a good year and a half...feels good to be done! (Thanks to my lovely kitty Sage for modeling!)


2. Organized some craft stuff in fun, upcycled tin cans!
[pic will go here tomorrow]
3. Organized my flat-backed marble in glass containers and mixed them with blue glass cups on my bookcase. It's a fun way for me to display them and find them easily!
[pic will go here tomorrow]
4. 1/18/14: Made a pair of earrings as a birthday present for my closest friend. Used shank buttons and pearls! Very pretty!
(Regrettably, no pictures.)
5. 2/8/14: Finished a scarf for my mom - belated Christmas present :D
6. First week of February - put together my new craft table in the basement! Now I have a place to do crafts and puzzles.
6. 2/11/14: Made a pot holder on my weaving loom. We needed a new one (or two, or five) to replace some of our old ones.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: ChameleonHound on December 26, 2013 10:10:05 PM
Hmm, I might give this a try this year! At least I'll get started on it. I'll have to come back and add some projects; they tend to be whatever craft supply I feel the need to get rid of immediately.

But, I do need to finish two things:
1. Chopstick Journal
2. Doubleknit Hat


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: butterflyangel on December 26, 2013 10:42:38 PM
Here! Post list soon...sleepy...

1. fingerless gloves
2. 52 reasons deck
3. socks?
4. valentine cookies
5. valentine card
6.valentine cards for swaps
7. something for secret valentine
8. coffee filter flowers
9. paper teacups?
10. dino coloring/activity book
11. Dino cupcakes
12. dino cookies?
13. dino pillow blanket
14. big appreciation gift
15. pompom hat
16. tardis mug
17. marshmallow adipose
18. dalek amigurumi?
19. Gamer-in-a-box


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Flared-trousers on December 26, 2013 11:35:44 PM
My New Year's resolution is going to be to be more creative and I think this will give me the motivation to do that.


Here's the start of my crafty list:

1. Make an A-line skirt with my NEW sewing machine.

2. Make some robin redbreast fabric ornaments (or banner).

3. Make teacup birthday cards.

4. Bake banana chocolate chip muffins for hostess gift.

5. Redecorate living room.

6. Doily stencil border in bathroom.

7. Chocolate sugar scrub by pinkleo
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=420164.msg4979444#msg4979444

8. Make a knitting needle roll from a tea towel.

9. Shorten and embellish (non-handmade) skirt.

10. Set up a sewing corner in my bedroom.

11. Make a vintage sheet patchwork quilt.

12. Finish teardrop necklace (this was a WIP that I forgot about).



Banana chocolate chip muffins


Robins


Chocolate sugar scrub


Little bobble hats



Sheepy hoop


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Naantje on December 27, 2013 12:35:16 AM
I'm in! I've lurked the 2013 thread for a very long while, I'm joining next year :)

Proposed list so far:
1. Finish the quilt from my grandmother's old flowery nightgowns. I've cut the pieces, but I haven't pieced it together yet, so there's still quite a lot to be done.
2. Knit my husband a pair of mittens (he's been asking for these for a while now)
3. String-art gifts for the extended family
...

Completed projects in 2014:
1. Purple cardigan for Merel (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5139764#msg5139764) Jan 3rd
2. Ripply cat lounger for the windowsill (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5145856#msg5145856) Jan 15th
3. Shortened radiator towel rack (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5146153#msg5146153) Jan 16th
4. Suspended grabbing bal for the cat (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5146657#msg5146657) Jan 17th
5. Quick release paracord bracelet (test run) (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5146657#msg5146657) Jan 17th
6. Custom expedit document storage (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431067) Jan 26th
7. Mother's day wire wrapped birds nest pendant (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432970) April 19th
8. May Craft Challenge - Pinterest Item (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433268.msg5191802#msg5191802) April 20th
9. Gym bag made from a man's shirt (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432985) April 20th
10. Wire wrapped birds nest pendant for MIL's mother's day (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5197044#msg5197044) May 14th
11. Wardrobe-compatible bird's nest for my mum (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433685) May 26th
12. Tree of life (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433685) May 27th
13. Mini tree of life earrings (craft challenge) (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433851) June 5th
14. Teacher appreciation gift - tree of life pendant #1 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433685) June 10th
15. Teacher appreciation gift - tree of life pendant #2 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433685) June 11th
16. Teacher appreciation gift - tree of life pendant #3 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433685) June 11th
17. Bare rainbow tree of life pendant (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434141) June 22nd
18. Handknit sweater for me (DROPS 101-15) (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435361) June 26th
19. New ribbon ties for my wrap cardigan (http://) June 28th
20. Portrait of a painful uterus (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433608.msg5213434#msg5213434) June 29th
21. Blossoming tree of life (for a first cousin, once removed) (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434308) June 30th
22. Wire wrapped leaf pendant (for a friend) (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434309.msg5214368#msg5214368) June 30th
23. Quick-release paracord bracelet for me (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434306.msg5214341#msg5214341) July 1st
24. Quick-release paracord bracelet for my husband (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434306.msg5214341#msg5214341) July 1st
25. Peas in a pod pendant (for a friend's mom) (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434506.msg5218271#msg5218271) July 3rd
26. Iridescent tree of life in a triangle (for a friend) (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434505.msg5218262#msg5218262) July 3rd
27. Suit-apron (for my brother in law (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434397.msg5216183#msg5216183) July 5th
28. Cherry jam (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5218324#msg5218324) July 8th
29-30-31. Throw pillows from recycled materials (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5218303#msg5218303) July 9th
32. Protective pouch for father-in-law's tablet (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435100) Aug 12th
33. Multi-chain necklace with wire-wrapped harp pendant (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435122) Aug 14th
34. The ungraspable nature of the internet / beloved monster (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5238299) Sep 2nd
35. Rainy sunset - painted table lamp (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435504.0) Sep 3rd
36. Anton Pieck 3D card (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435286.msg5239053) Sep 3rd
37. Double knit blindfold (for friend) (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436008) Sep 19th
38. Another Anton Pieck 3D card (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5249455) Sep/Oct ?
39-40. Painted jars for laundry sypplies (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5249455) Sep 30th
41. Knit cowl (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5250549) Oct 7th
42. Knit vest for my goddaughter (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436147) Oct 10th
43. Ripple Scarf (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436887.0) - Nov 24th
44. Birthday Cowl (#post_) - Dec 2nd
45-54. 3D Christmas cards (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436996.0) - Dec 3rd - Dec 5th
55-58. Knitting ornaments (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437093.0) - Dec 9th


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on December 27, 2013 02:10:31 AM
6. Make an Anoia discworld shrine for the kitchen.

Can't wait to see this!!  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: carolmb on December 27, 2013 03:16:46 AM
Am in again I enjoyed taking part last year

well and wonderment
carol

sewing:
Tote bag https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432136.msg5171126#msg5171126 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=628340)
Dragon https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433285.msg5192153#msg5192153 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433285.msg5192153#msg5192153)
Sweeping angel messenger baghttps://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437193.msg5272213#msg5272213 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437193.msg5272213#msg5272213) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=658310)
Small Backpack style Purse (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=658579) https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437227.msg5272939#msg5272939 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437227.msg5272939#msg5272939)

yarn/thread

Crocheted Afghan Tumbling Blockshttps://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433394.msg5193996#msg5193996 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433394.msg5193996#msg5193996)
Granny Square blanket https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434229.msg5212849#msg5212849 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434229.msg5212849#msg5212849)
Baby Doll https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436439.msg5258870#msg5258870 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436439.msg5258870#msg5258870)


Quilts

 
Grand Kids Quilts (5)
         1 done crib quilt https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433126.msg5189092#msg5189092 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433126.msg5189092#msg5189092)
         Largest for oldest grand daughter https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434230.msg5212850#msg5212850 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434230.msg5212850#msg5212850)
             Grand son Super Heros
             Next grand daughter Blocks from QBW5
             Another gran daughter Blocks from QBW5
             Last grand child thus far Blocks rom QBW5

Feather Quilthttps://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432078.msg5170363#msg5170363 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432078.msg5170363#msg5170363) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=628056)

Hot Pads from left over blockshttps://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431602.new#new (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431602.new#new) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=625429)
 Table topperhttps://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430469.msg5187205#msg5187205 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430469.msg5187205#msg5187205)


Swaps
1. Quilt Block swap rd4 two twin size quilts done from ithttps://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=425838.msg5150259#msg5150259 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=425838.msg5150259#msg5150259) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=622131)

2 36 Blocks done for Quilt Block Swap Rd5https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430851.msg5146382#msg5146382 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430851.msg5146382#msg5146382) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=622599)
3 Quilt Block Swap Rd6 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435038.msg5229776#msg5229776 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435038.msg5229776#msg5229776)

37/50


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: dewshinesdopp on December 27, 2013 04:30:19 AM
I'm in.  I really need to be focused and organized so that I can get all of this stuff done.  I have seen so many people accomplish so much, and I want to be able to say the same thing.  

WIPS:  
1) The craft room.  The eternal terror of the craft room
2) son's SW battle droid hoopla-  I swear its 30 seconds worth of stitching.  Why can't I get this done???  DONE
3) daughter's conji hoopla- half hour's worth of stitching.  Get off your bottom, lady!  
4) finish up all the half-completed beading projects (there must be thousands)
5) finish putting the screw hooks into the old tray for a jewelry display.  DONE
6) scrapbooking-  can I finally get 6th grade done for daughter (now in 9th) and kindergarten for son (now in 2nd)...???
7) finish putting together the godforsaken LOST puzzles and get them framed!  one of four completed. second of four in progress
8) SPN handprint t-shirt.
9) wooden dollhouse furniture ---all put together and glued.  a couple of the 50 painted.
10) daughter's tribal heart hoopla.  finish the dang thing, woman!  
11) skull hoopla #1
12) skull hoopla #2
13) key heart hoopla
14) mushroom hoopla
15)  infinity scarf (just found it and completed it).  Sort of feel guilty posting it, but it is still DONE!

whatever else I find while working on #1...

NEW Papercrafting
1) the smashbook/journal that I bought so long ago.  Really need to get started on this...
2) altered puzzles: DR Who, Harry Potter, Supernatural, LOST, Star Wars
3) recipe book for J.
4) more music sheet holders for MIL
5) because January's prompt involves organization and also using a tute from craftster (and blue) I shall make a blue desk organizer for the kiddo's desk using this tute:  
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=425947.0#axzz2p0yT11Yh
6) using the same tute, I will make a wall thingy to hold little bibs n bobs for each kiddo's room.  

New Beading/Jewelrymaking:
1) Dr Who, Supernatural, LOST, Star Wars, Harry Potter necklace/bracelet/earrings
2) metal christmas tree.  kind of like this http://www.dhgate.com/product/christmas-tree-metal-spiral-hanging-bell/89912766.html
3) letter ornaments (R, L, K, W also J V M G ) LIKE THESE https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=68556.0#axzz2ogMzEW00
4) all of those denim bracelets that I love so much.  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/230739180882112135/
Aww to heck with it.  The entire board: http://www.pinterest.com/s_erika/all-about-jeans-accessories/
5) random green and copper bracelet that was made for no reason. DONE

New Clothing/shoes:
1) geeky sneaks for daughter and for son (and maybe me if I get really into it)
2) "i'm not getting older, i'm leveling up" shirt for hubster.
3) devil's trap skirt, reversible to angel sigils.

New Household stuff:
1) tshirt blanket for daughter using this tute.  http://simplicityssakeblog.com/no-sew-t-shirt-blanket/
2) tshirt blanket for son using above tute.
3) ctrl/alt/del pillows for couch
4) assassins creed  for couch
5) Star wars pillows for son
6) dr who pillows for daughter
7) star wars Christmas ornaments
8) dr who Christmas ornaments
9) music notes pillow for daughter
10) monogram art for kid rooms-  K: DW, SPN,music, minecraft.  W: SW, lego, minecraft,
11) the denim blanket, finally.  Or maybe a denim rag rug.  Anyway, do SOMETHING with all those denim scraps from when I got entirely irritated with the "never going to be that size again" clothing, and destroyed it all instead of donating to charity.

NEW OTHER:
1)start dollhouse---decide:  normal, Halloween or Christmas??? Or just buy two more and have one of each???:  The answer is:  buy two more and have one of each.  I found the snap together wooden puzzle ones for about $5 after coupon at Michaels.  Hey, since I built them, but haven't decorated, they are WIP!  I have gotten the trim painted on one of them.  The other is daughter's and she won't let me.:P WOOT!
2) geeky directional yard signs
3) something with the shadowbox.
4) modified paintings into wordy art.
5) mini dollhouse furniture:  put together but not painted. Still WIP!

Halloween:
Apothecary jars
spellbooks
miscellaneous signage

Christmas:

the stitch wreath I promised R four years ago.  
Snow man magnet pieces for refrigerator (nose, coal buttons, eyes.  maybe hat/scarf)
thrift store sweaters into stockings or pillows or something.  gift for MIL
finally make the steam punk nutcracker for daughter

Something like this genius advent:   https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429677.0#axzz2ogItDPS6
felt tree ornaments with the kids.   https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=398871.0#axzz2ogItDPS6
two of these, they are the most epic advents I have ever seen.     https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=132553.0#axzz2ogItDPS6
for daughter:   https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=395750.0#axzz2ogItDPS6

Because I completely squee'd when I saw this, I need to try.  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430283.0#axzz2omrETDuN


Adding the monthly challenges here, so I can convince myself to work on them. :P

January 2014
Challenge:
1. A new year, a new you---a project that involves organizing or improving your life: a new outfit, a new recipe, a new scarf, an craft supply organizer
2. Color: blue or wintery
3. Something inspired by a tutorial on Craftster:  you must link to the tutorial to enter it!








Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: texscrapper on December 27, 2013 04:35:57 AM
YAY! Here we go again - I wasn't always great about posting pics last year, but this thread helped to be sure I was more intentional in my crafting!

1. Throw Pillow Covers for Living Room
2. Bedskirt for Son
3. Upcycled Coffee Sack Apron
4. Gathering Apron for MIL
5. Wreath for Front Door
6. Unpaper Towels for myself
7. Unpaper Towels for MIL
8. AG Doll Clothes for nieces
9. Iron Caddy
10. Etched Soap Dispenser
11. "J" Taggie Toy
12. Homemade Vanilla
13. Kleenex Package covers
14. Classroom Valentine's Gifts
15. Valentine's main focal piece
16. Curtain for laundry room
17. Ironing Board Cover
18. Upcycled Lego Tray for boys
19. Stacked Crosses for Mantle
20. S for mantle
21. Glass etched soap dispenser for friend
22. Heating pad cover
23. Recorder bags for twins
24. Minky Blanket for Tuck
25. Minky Blanket for Turner
26. This bag http://www.pinterest.com/pin/5418462024189814/
27. New Shower Curtain
28. Crate Bookshelf for boys room http://www.calmcradle.com/1/post/2012/03/diy-bookshelf.html
29. Going to try the "Glasses from Beer Bottle" tute http://www.pinterest.com/pin/5418462022321916/
30. Milk Crate Storage for various rooms http://www.pinterest.com/pin/5418462022211394/
31. Amy Butler Weekender Bag
32. Welcome Banner for SIL classroom
33. Vinyl Words for High School Locker Room
34. Burlap Christmas Stockings
35. Burlap Tree Skirt
36. Magnetic pin holder
37. PJ pants for myself
38. Cards for my card stash
39. Doll & Me Outfit
40. Bunting for Swap
41. Button Art
42. Mug Rug
43. Stitch Markers
44. Infinity Scarf
45. Morse Bag




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bookstorebabe on December 27, 2013 05:05:15 AM
Here! Post list soon...sleepy...

Question about challege, can the craft be any of the numbers or does the craft have to include all of them ? I hope my question makes sense lol
Making 50 projects is a goal to motivate us. But you're welcome whether you make one or one hundred! You don't have to stick to your list-I certainly didn't! Or even make a list at all. There are monthly challenge prompts to inspire us, but again, that's optional. I hope that helps! Alwaysinmyroom could tell you more. She's been running these,and she's terrific.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 27, 2013 05:52:45 AM
I like to give a few challenge categories so more people can participate...the craft has to be in one of the categories each month (and I am pretty lenient!)...so if you make something blue, it is one entry; if you make an organizer, it is another entry.  I throw all the entries into a "pot" and then let the random organizer pick a number.  You have a chance of winning whether you make one of 20 projects, but obviously, your odds are better with more projects! ;D

Welcome, all...I will work on the links today of everyone so far!! YAY!  the lists are looking amazing!!!  And, please...no one gets hurt feelings if your items are not commented on...this is mostly to help us keep to our goals...post in the other boards for more comments because this board moves fast and can be overwhelming!  Of course, comments and encouragement are welcome, but no one needs to feel like you have to comment on it ALLLLL!!!! ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: deathbeforedishes on December 27, 2013 06:33:03 AM
(5/50)

Works in Progress

1. Robot Stuffies
2. TARDIS Stuffie
3. Astronaut Stuffies
4. Fiesta Lights Bunting
5. Fishing Shirt for hubbybubby
6. Doctor Who stuffies
7. Crochet fusion quilt (this: http://beeinmybonnetco.blogspot.com/2012/08/fusion-blanket-crochet-along.html) I have all the squares made, just gotta start on the blanket stitching so then I can crochet them together...
8. Decoupage chipboard letters
9. Punch needle owl
10. O Holy Night cross stitch from 2003
11. Lion pillows with the girls
12. Flower pot dish towels
13. Princess cubes



Things to do for others
(not family)
1. Cleft lip bunnies for hospital

Things I have supplies for but haven't started
1. Sew Katelyn's shawl
2. Sew Madelyn's shawl
3. Sew a skirt for me
4. Bird embroidery dish towels
5. Slippers for the kumquats


Things I need to learn a new skill (or stitch) to do
1. Knit myself a scarf


Projects I am wanting to do
1. Crochet a blanket to keep on the couch
2. Crochet a floor mat for the back door
3. Paint the girl's bedroom and stencil it
4. Paint the master bedroom w/ stripes
5. Cross-stitch our family values
6. Make a needle book

Completed Projects:

1. Cross stitched geekery wreath.
2. Tetris heart
3. Crocheted fox basket
4. Pair of Christmas pillow cases
5. One princess cube


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 27, 2013 06:37:45 AM
thanks for reminding me that I still have not finished my own crochet fusion blanket!!! ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: deathbeforedishes on December 27, 2013 07:26:04 AM
lol... I have finally started the blanket stitching around the edges of the patches for the fusion quilt. I was so happy to see leslieshappyheart had a tutorial on blanket stitching, her being left handed as well was just icing on the cake!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on December 27, 2013 07:34:37 AM
 ::) I'm another one who started a fusion blanket but I put it away to do another project & forgot all about it! Better add it to my list  :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: meleriffic on December 27, 2013 08:34:30 AM
1. Picot Necklace (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430767.0#axzz2qDpKByER) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=620983)
2. Tinsel Town Ruffle Scarf (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=623638)
3.Chiffon Ribbon Ruffle Scarf
4. Decorative Boxes from cereal boxes
5. Green fiber nests
6. Yellow green fiber nests
7. Watermelon Rolags
8. Yellow and Blue Rolags
9. Red black and purple fiber nests
10. Colorful rolags the kids helped make
11. Strawberry Shortcake inspired doll
12. Strawberry Shortcake hat
13. Cow hat
14. Owl hat
15. Home made play dough
16. Mother's Day necklace for Mom
17. Mother's Day necklace for Becky
18. Octopus Cake
19. Baby Mermaid for Juniper
20. Mustard and Teal Fiber Nests
21. Mustard and Teal rolags
22. Purple and Mint rolags
23. Purple and Mint Fiber nests
24. Star Afghan
25. Yarn Ball Earrings
26. Unicorn Ami
27. Unicorn Macaroon Purse
28. Lace Tile Coasters
29. Crocheted Flower Coasters
30. Crocheted Bunny Lovie
31. Crocheted Bunny Lovie
32. Crocheted Bunny Lovie
33. Purple and Teal Ripple Baby Afghan
34. Patchwork Baby Quilt
35. Ruffle Trim Baby Blanket
36. Baby Newsie Hat
37. Baby Bowties
38. Baby Boy Shoes
39. Baby boy suspender shorts
40. Crocheted edge of burp rag
41. White Baby Sweater
42. Green Baby Dress
43. 2 Baby headbands
44. Red and white Baby dress
45. Red baby sweater
46. Crochet flower motif bracelet
47. Gnome hat pink
48. Gnome hat red
49. Gnome hat teal
50. Yellow and white bead bracelet
51. Ice Queen bead earrings
52. Beaded Hoop earrings
53. Beaded tennis bracelet
54. Red crystal bracelet
55. 2 Malma mirror redos
56. Rose and Pearl Necklace
57. Pearl Necklace
58. Diaper Cake
59. Diaper Cake
60. Diaper Cake
61. Bomber Pilot Hat
62. Bomber Pilot Hat
63. Bomber Pilot Hat
64. Bomber Pilot Goggles
65. Bomber Pilot Goggles
66. Bomber Pilot Goggles
67. Rust Scarf
68. Green Scarf
69. Blue Scarf
70. Aria dress for Gwendolyn
71. Aria dress for Nadia
72. Flower Pins (2)
73. Pear Pin Cushion
74. Sugar Scrubs
75. Link and Zelda Pixel Painting
76. Purple and Pink Rolags
77. Jacob's Wool Yarn
78. Market Bag


Sewing
Cocktail Swing Coat
Madeline Mini Bloomers
Can Can Skirt
Duck Blanket
Sock Monkey (3)
Sunshade Dress for Gwendolyn
Reusable Bags
Casserole Carrier
Buttercup Bags
Yellow Dress
50s style Purple Dress
Quilts
Pajamas for Boys

Crochet
Halloween Dishcloth Set
Lady of the North Set
Luna Scarf
Gumdrop Slouchy Hat
Bavarian Throw

Jewelry
Shades of Dawn necklace
Lace Flower Necklace
Book Page Necklace
Rose Cuff Bracelet
White Pearl Rope
Chain and Pearl Multi Chain Bracelet
Doctor Who scarf beaded necklace

Dolls/Plushie
Satyr Poppet
Cupcake Dolls
Story Book Cloth Dolls

Miscellaneous
Spin Purple and Green Yarn
Scale Candle Skirts
Stenciled Shirts for kids
Needle Tatted Scarf
Spin Yarn
Soap

Knitting
Multnomah Shawl
Hat for husband

Christmas Projects
Felt Advent Calendar
Felt Nativity
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas Cloth Book
Ornaments


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: pinokeeo on December 27, 2013 09:07:01 AM
I'm in this year, too.  I have a short list at the moment and will be adding to it as I get organized.

My list
1. a four foot carved nutcracker ( commissioned piece)
2. finish my chair projects
3. getting my greenhouse started again
4. carving more hardwood spoons, since I totally sold out (this may end up being an ongoing project)
5. finish the two aggravation boards that I started last year
6. finish two pyramid games
7. make at least six chinese checkers boards, since I sold out of these
8. more scrollsaw ornaments
9. more carved ornaments
10. make a parcheesi board (this is a new item for me to attempt)
11. finish my emu egg carvings
12. carve more ivory piano keys
13. attempt to make a marble roll game
14. make carved spoon, fork and spatula sets
15. carve a turtle
16. make another piano arm clock
17. make a piano key coffee table
18. make some gourd art pieces
19. declutter my shop
20. get my garden completed
21. make carved spool knitters
22. make carved celtic knot pendants
23. attempt to carve a coconut shell
24. make a talking stick

adding that I have made coil ornaments and paper craft ornaments, but they were not included in this list.  I'm finally over the 50 project mark.


red=in progress
blue=done




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Zinziii on December 27, 2013 09:09:05 AM
I've been stalking Craftster for the past few years and this year I want to get involved more, it's my new years resolution to make more stuff!

1- Fallout 3 inspired gift package for my man's birthday. Finished! {link (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=607252002644429&set=a.607250452644584.1073741830.395257140510584&type=1&theater)}

2- Bioshock Infinite themed box. Finished! {link (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=607252309311065&set=a.607250452644584.1073741830.395257140510584&type=1&theater)}

3- Scrapbook/memory book for my boyfriend and I (he's actually encouraged this!)
4- Custom diary/organiser notebook as I can never find one I like... Will be kind of ongoing as I'll be adding to it as the year goes on.
5- Felt phone pouch.
6- Painted small mirror frame.
7- Painted full length mirror frame.
8- Art journal (ongoing).
9- Polymer clay dread beads.
10- Applique owl bag. Finished! {link (https://www.facebook.com/OddityCloset/photos/a.815559575125573.1073741833.526772704004263/815559618458902/?type=1&theater)}

11- Lace mouse ears. Finished! {link (https://www.facebook.com/OddityCloset/photos/a.812234492124748.1073741830.526772704004263/815543065127224/?type=1&theater)}


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 27, 2013 09:21:02 AM
lol... I have finally started the blanket stitching around the edges of the patches for the fusion quilt. I was so happy to see leslieshappyheart had a tutorial on blanket stitching, her being left handed as well was just icing on the cake!

yes, that was a wonderful tutorial...I am also left-handed!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: butterflyangel on December 27, 2013 10:54:13 AM
I like to give a few challenge categories so more people can participate...the craft has to be in one of the categories each month (and I am pretty lenient!)...so if you make something blue, it is one entry; if you make an organizer, it is another entry.  I throw all the entries into a "pot" and then let the random organizer pick a number.  You have a chance of winning whether you make one of 20 projects, but obviously, your odds are better with more projects! ;D

Thanks! This definitely answered my question


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: pollyprissypants on December 27, 2013 11:59:57 AM
Welp, I'm in. I fizzled out pretty quickly the last time I tried this- I can't remember if it was last year or the year before- but to be fair, I was working on my M.Ed. Now that it's out of the way, I have time for crafts!

I think I got everything.....

1. Crochet rug
2. Build a simple scarf loom

3. Use said loom to make a scarf

4. Create closet organization system from coathangers and plastic bags
5. Spin up some silk!
6. Finish processing the Vida Bela fiber
7. Make a cardigan
8. Knit something
9. Learn to make socks. Legit socks.
10. Paint/finish spinning wheel
11. Paint back porch bench
12. Turn back porch into creative living space
13. Make some kolaches
14. Make a ‘keep off the dirigible plums’ sign for the backyard flower bed
15. Spin up that cotton I got from the guild
16. Dye with food coloring again (this time, with the intent to NOT have saturated colors)
17. Create blinds for back porch (probably using rope and a GIANT crochet hook)
18. Make a chemise for pioneer stuff
19. Make a vest for pioneer stuff
20. Dye cotton yarn
21. Learn to hand paint yarn without the colors running too badly.
22. Throw pillows for bedroom
23. Curtains for bedroom
24. Create and keep an art/soul journal. Be honest in all entries.
25. Shear some sheep! Help with shearing/processing at Vida Bela.
26. Learn to knit something complicated.
27. Create and write out a crochet pattern.
28. Dye yarn/fiber using natural dyes
29. Create some ink using natural dyes
30. Make and enjoy some zucchini noodles
31. Create a healthy snack food that I can eat easily and regularly.
32. Make a granny square poncho like J. Lo’s in The Cell
33. Crochet seat covers for my car.
34. Crayon candles
35. Creative craft room clock
36. Christmas ornaments- various crafts
37. Crochet flower shawl
38. Try art yarn.
39. Some kind of cute mobile/hangy down thing
40. Anne of Cleves costume- Ren Fest
41. Sir Thomas More costume- Ren Fest
42. Felted something (but I’m thinking slippers)
43. Pallet bench
44. Throw blanket for library
45. Cute pots for potted plants- paint/mosaic/whatevs
46. Refinish magazine rack
47. Refinish end table
48. Baby lovey for baby Vance

49. Some sort of mixed media art
50. Maxi dress
51. Crochet a cuffed cape for me

52. Crochet blankets for Shiba Inu Rescue of Texas


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 27, 2013 12:52:43 PM
wow--32 die hard craftalongers and it is not even the New year yet! ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: angielou1 on December 27, 2013 01:21:45 PM
I'd like to join ;D.I'd like to get more creative but I need more of a little push to begin with. I think this craft-along will help push me to start and finish projects.
I don't have a list, so can I just post my projects as I finish?
And the first challenge is blue and wintery?And It must be finished in or during the month of January?

Or am I in the wrong craft-along? "alwaysinmyroom" can you steer me in the right direction?I like a little challenge!

Then I'm reserving this spot ;D
1. finish christmas aprons for sisters


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: pollyprissypants on December 27, 2013 01:43:48 PM

3.   Big Daddy Plushie from BioShock (jessi)
4.   Big Daddy Doll from BioShock (jessi)



I so totally canNOT wait to see those! That's my favorite video game EVER!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Taramor on December 27, 2013 01:55:47 PM
I'm in. I will start a list tomorrow.
My garden:
 
Repaired pants:
 
Doll quilts:






Bags:


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 27, 2013 03:52:07 PM
You can make whatever you want.  I set up challenges for inspiration and prizes...the color is blue or any wintery color...white...red...I like to give options....you can make one or more of any of the three...it will make more sense as the year goes by...and yes, you can post as you go, update your list, or even, no list!  Just set a goal and go for it!

Moderator Comment REMINDER: Please go back to a post to list and post pics of your item if you are going to keep a list. I set up links on page 1 to help you find your way back to your post. Hit modify, and then insert pics, etc. Please don't have multiple lists unless you are posting as you go.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: RedheadWithThread on December 27, 2013 10:27:43 PM
1. Bow and arrows for Aela custom (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=426697.msg5142983#msg5142983)
2. Etain Dreloth custom (Skyrim)
3. Farkas custom (Skyrim)
4. Vilkas Companions custom (Skyrim)
5. Aela the Huntress custom (Skyrim)
6. Plastic canvas TARDIS
7. Dr. Who costume design (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5160134#msg5160134)
8-12.Two fabric envelopes and three bear mug rugs (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5157824#msg5157824)
13. Rerooting tool (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5154017#msg5154017)
14. Chibi Cicero (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431760.0)
15. Little Cicero amigurumi (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432199.0)
16. Shamrock hairclip (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432222.0)
17-19.  Crocheted purse, Moogle ami, and crocheted cuff (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5188934#msg5188934)
20. Daryl Dixon custom (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433232.0)
21. Merle Dixon custom
22. Play tea box (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430478.msg5161402#msg5161402) links to the swap gallery because I didn't get a photo :-[
23. Pyramid Head amigurumi  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434222.msg5212520#msg5212520)
24-26. Phiona, Logan, and Kenzie's hats (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435856.0#axzz3EOuNXyys)
27. Ponysona design-Craftina Stitches (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5222911#msg5222911)
28, 29. Digital drawing of Crafty Stitches, Vinnie Genderbend (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5223294#msg5223294)
30. Max's ball (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5221138#msg5221138)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yoopidou on December 27, 2013 11:56:41 PM
First challenge: "something to improve your life". I had read too quickly and thought it was "something to improve you".  :D I was already starting on my new year resolutions list!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: tinybits on December 28, 2013 12:10:03 AM
Oh I am so in! Will update with projects later insaallah :D

my to do list on pinterest : http://www.pinterest.com/acircusofherown/to-do-list/


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: rantyhippie on December 28, 2013 04:56:09 PM
I'm in ! Here's my list:

1.Scoodie
2.Shawl for Mom's Birthday
3.Skirt for Valentine's Day

4.Modesty panel on denim skirt 1
5.Modesty panel on denim skirt 2
6.modesty panel on denim skirt 3
7.modesty panel for denim skirt 4
8. Modesty Panel for Denim skirt 5

9. Padded Cover for white rocking chair
10.Casing for the ugly orange pad on brown rocker.
11.Plaid skirt
12.Red polka dot skirt
13. crayon case for DS
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
31.
32.
33.
34.
35.
36.
37.
38.
39.
40.
41.
42.
43.
44.
45.
46.
47.
48.
49.
50.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: J_Kieviet on December 28, 2013 07:20:20 PM
I'm in, going to try to really tra
ck and post pictures this year.

Completed in January
1)Journey girl back packs - finished one, but forgot to take pics, other 2 girls got regular back packs with no adaptation
2)3 Journey girl snow suits

3)3 Journey girl cow girl outfits

4)3 Journey girl mermaid costumes

5)3 Journey girl ballerina outfits

6)Journey girl bathing suits

7)Journey girl  towels

8)House coat for E

9)pyjama's for G - Back to school (ignore pic date please, camera is wrong)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=652828)
10)Hello kitty jammies for E(ignore pic date please, camera is wrong)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=652826)
11)Minnie mouse jammies for M (ignore photo date please)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=652827)
12)Owl for my cat (I actually made 4, but my nieces each got one and I didn't get pics)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=652825)
13)Draw strin bags for my nieces - they hold school supplies for G (grd 3) and E (Kindie), and have fun at home stuff for M
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=652829)
14)Halloween bedding for my bed
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=652823)
15)a thanksgiving wall hanging
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=650192)
16) 2 decoupaged pumpkins
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=650191)
17)An autumn wreath
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=650070)
18) Another autumn wreath
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=648761)
19) A little skirt and applique top (if you'd like it, I'd swap, it's a size 5/6)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=646311)
20)a messenger bag for myself
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=646310)
21) A lunch bag
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=646102)
22)2 Hawaiian outfits (all the same as this pic)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=643991)
22) A Hawaiian nighty and 2 shorts/tanktop sets
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=643990)
23) 3 Hawaiian dresses
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=643989)
24)A wooden doll house (G helped)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=642336)
25) bathing suit and swim cover for store display
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=642013)
26) Ragged nighty
27) Christmas ragged and puffed quilt
28) Craft quilts
29) Blue housecoat
30) Christms duvet cover and bedding


To Do
1) Apron for bazaar
2) Table runner for bazaar
3) Christmas duvet cover
4) Christmas fleece jammies
5) Christmas flannelette jammies
6) Miss G. Christmas nighty
7) Miss E. Christmas nighty
8) Miss M. Christmas nighty
9) Miss G. Housecoat
10) Miss E. Housecoat
11) Miss M. Housecoat
12) Blue housecoat
13) 12 sets of placemats
14) Navy blue sweater
15) Pink camo jammies
16) Craft room valances
17) Chair cover
18) TOPS nametags
19) Doll house
20) Glow in the dark snowflakes
21) scoodie and mitts
22) pair of blue pants
23) pair of brown pants
24) purple and black lace shirt
25) Christmas cards and mug rugs


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: noodle-bug on December 28, 2013 07:34:38 PM
This is a great idea! to keep track of progress through the year :)

the list

mirror
1. knitting needle storage (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429362.msg5145775#msg5145775)
DVD case covers x 3/4 (TV, TV, Film, Comedy/music)
2. re-paper storage box 1 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429362.msg5139569#msg5139569)
3. re-paper storage box 2 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429362.msg5139569#msg5139569)
4. re-paper storage box 3 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429362.msg5159159#msg5159159)
lampshade
5. cowl (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429362.msg5145775#msg5145775)
bedside table
Peter's Calvin & Hobbs embroidery
6. Alison's hat (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5167956#msg5167956)
7. Helen's jumper (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429362.msg5151851#msg5151851)
microbe hankies
8. Brett's throw (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429362.msg5159159#msg5159159)
9. Bear hood (mine) (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429362.msg5148854#msg5148854)
10-19. Bear Hood's for: Brian's twins, Alice's baby, Amy, Elaine x3, (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5175344#msg5175344),  Evita, (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429362.msg5166145#msg5166145)Sue x2 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5191159#msg5191159)
polar bear hood -  beth,
cat hood - roman
Fox hood - otto
mouse hood - Bibi
20. Literary swap something (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429362.msg5151851#msg5151851)
21. TM patches for personal swap x3 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429362.msg5159741#msg5159741)
22. FFFOF january swap stitchery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429362.msg5159159#msg5159159)
23. HPC hoop (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5186648#msg5186648)
24. sewing machine mat (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429362.msg5163953#msg5163953)
25. Frank's box of sunshine collage card (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429362.msg5157314#msg5157314)
26. postcard for Kyle (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5167408#msg5167408)
27. Tom's coffeepot (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5180964#msg5180964)
28. hoopla swap hoop (places)
29. Hoopla swap card
30. spring sweepstake socks
(https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5186107#msg5186107)
31. TM patch swap - partner one
32. TM patch swap partner two
(https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5189404#msg5189404)
33.. handbag re-vamp (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5176801#msg5176801)
Tom's curtains
34. fish keeper badge (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5187356#msg5187356)
35. easter egg hunt sign (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5186648#msg5186648)
Tom's quilt
36. Inherit the wind card (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5201532#msg5201532)
37.ItW flowers (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433608.msg5203519#msg5203519)
38. Hello postcards (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=345)
39. towel day sign (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5201532#msg5201532)
40. Tom's recipe book (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434179.0)
41. sashiko postcard (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433608.msg5206934#msg5206934)
42. thanks postcard (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433608.msg5206396#msg5206396)
43. Elemental elephant quilt (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433608.msg5205579#msg5205579)
44.FFFoF May swap hoop (black) (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433608.msg5212643#msg5212643)
45. Hoopla swap (words) (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435063.msg5229893#msg5229893)
46 & 47. Tm patch swap x 2 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433608.msg5233298#msg5233298)
 48. orange klein bottle button back hat hat (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433608.msg5234514#msg5234514)
49. modified travel towel (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433608.msg5237127#msg5237127)
50. little my ipod case (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433608.msg5234514#msg5234514)
51. Helsinki crossword (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435286.msg5239924#msg5239924)
52. Tom's cake, including cake topper (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435286.msg5247001#msg5247001)
53. rainbow beads (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435286.msg5243182#msg5243182)
54. rainbow wrapping (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435286.msg5242958#msg5242958)

hexie rug
55 - 56. entralac headscarf's for  Charlotte (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433608.msg5224793#msg5224793), Nadine (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433608.msg5229884#msg5229884), me
57. beehive teacozy (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433608.msg5229884#msg5229884)
58 - 61. plant pots x 4 (map, book, comic, twine)
62. papercut wedding card (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433608.msg5224662#msg5224662)
63. colour run signs (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433608.msg5217223#msg5217223)
64 & 65. wristlets for Charlotte (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435286.msg5239924#msg5239924) & dawn (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433608.msg5237480#msg5237480)
66 & 67. TM patches for swap partners x2 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435286.msg5259832#msg5259832) (& here) (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435286.msg5258142#msg5258142)
68 - 73. bookmarks: maps (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435286.msg5250572#msg5250572), shakespeare (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435286.msg5249715#msg5249715), batik, scraps, penguins (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435286.msg5249284#msg5249284), horcrux (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435286.msg5241874#msg5241874)
74 - 75. Hot water bottle covers for Tom (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435286.msg5242121#msg5242121) & Adam (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?
topic=435286.msg5250180#msg5250180)
76. Dad's snowflake hat (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435286.msg5249284#msg5249284)
77 - 78. drawn postcards: snow white (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435286.msg5247102#msg5247102), goldilocks (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435286.msg5247066#msg5247066),
79. snape puppet pals hoop (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435286.msg5247001#msg5247001)


.... and more to come...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: elyxandra on December 29, 2013 09:51:32 AM
I'm in! Going to give this another try for 2014.
I'll post my list here once I get organized.

Let's get crafty!  ;D

Plan to make
Meditation cushion
Knot Pillow
Twig Necklace
Tshirt rug
petal necklace
coptic bound book

WIP
Sock Snowmen

Completed
1. Macrame bracelet  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5140601#msg5140601) Jan 5
2. Washi tape pendant  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5147346#msg5147346) Jan 18
3. Sock Snowpeople  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5147575#msg5147575) Jan 19
4. Floating Necklace  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5147575#msg5147575) Jan 19
5. Silver Fox Mask  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5172908#msg5172908) Mar 12
6. Doctor Horrible (Sculpey)  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5172908#msg5172908) Feb 12
7. Valentine Dragon (Sculpey)  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5172908#msg5172908) Feb 14
8. Happy Bunny hoop  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5172908#msg5172908) Feb 12
9. Strawberry Thief Drop Cap  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5172908#msg5172908) Feb 22
10. Strawberry Thief Drop Cap  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5173156#msg5173156) Feb 22
11. Strawberry Thief Drop Cap  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5173156#msg5173156) Feb 22
12. Paperclay Ring Dishes  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5173765#msg5173765) February/March


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: vampedangel14 on December 29, 2013 11:47:25 AM
I am still working on projects now, but am definitely in for this 2014 as well.  This will be my place holder for my list.

Projects of 2014:
1) Red/yellow washcloth set
2) blue/varigated washcloth set
3) varigated/varigated washcloth set (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5139590#msg5139590)
4)
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Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: whatthepuck on December 29, 2013 01:57:21 PM
Since I have the attention span of a gnat I'll just list my projects as I go.

1. Crocheted Dishcloths (http://michelleandbean.blogspot.com/2014/01/crocheted-dishcloths.html)
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Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: pollyprissypants on December 29, 2013 02:16:40 PM
So..... erm..... I'm sure someone already asked this and I missed it, but......

Whatifwestartcraftingnow?preg_replace('/(.{49})/', '$1 ', 'Canwegoaheadandlistprojectsthatwefinisheventhoughit')'snotyet2014?
  ::) ::) ::)

I'm on Christmas vacation, and I've already tackled something on my list!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: JillHogan on December 29, 2013 04:59:10 PM
all done!
WIP

January
have an organized craft room

beeswax candles
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.320#axzz2q8kw03rG

infused-sugar for tea swap
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.340#axzz2qCSwqZoJ

polymer clay mouse for tea swap
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.340#axzz2qCSwqZoJ

animal topped jars for ows 100
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.540#axzz2rYfEdF83

fork placecard holders for SSS
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.570#axzz2roPi3Hw1

Valentine's Day Bug Jar for ows 100
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.590#axzz2rtWDCNjW

Valentine's Day wreath for ows 100
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.590#axzz2rtWDCNjW

repurposed calendar notecards for ows 100
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.590#axzz2rtWDCNjW

February
inchies for inchie swap
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.1010#axzz2ueasP9VU

felt wreath for sunshine swap
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.1010#axzz2ueasP9VU

lemon hard candy for sunshine swap
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.1010#axzz2ueasP9VU

polymer clay Tik Tok for ows 100
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.1010#axzz2ueasP9VU

March
bird wreath for box of color swap
raspberry hard candy for box of color swap
tree drawing for box of color swap
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431624.msg5171984;topicseen#msg5171984

start an art journal
learn to knit cables
make a quilt for the bed
make a shower curtain
make dry shampoo
finish the cat inchie frame
beautify the medicine cabinet
create a wrapping station
learn to bind a book
make fabric flowers for kitchen
fruit stamp some paper
create a tea cup diorama
learn to make a rubber stamp


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: PixieVal on December 29, 2013 06:04:44 PM
Every year I think I should do this, and every year I don’t. This year I’m going to try and broaden my horizon a little, and since I’m off from school until September, I may actually have time!
6/50
50 in 2014
1.   Lily’s Frozen/Snowflake Birthday Party WIP, I have already started cutting snowflakes
2.   Tamales
3.   Sewing Machine Cover for Angela
4.   Sewing Machine Cover for Me
5.   Annabelle and Abigail's Rapunzel hats
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=620902)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=620903)
6.     Diaper Pail liner
7.      Cauliflower pizza crust
8.   Baby Burpers
9.   Lily Leotard
10.   AGD clothes sewn
11.   AGD clothes crocheted
12.   Fleece Blanket for Me
13.   Star Canvas for Lily’s Room
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=619938)
14.   Dog Bed
15.   Scrapbook
16.   Reusable Produce bags
17.   Shopping bags from pillowcases
18.   ORGANIZE Craft Stuff. (Sometimes it is… sometimes it isn’t. Find a method and keep it there!!)
19.   Learn knitting basics
20.   Crochetalong project with Hook and Needle Group Monthly
January
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=620677)
21.   Pillowcase wall hamper
22.   Crayon Rollup
23.   Reusable snack bags
24.   Sewn Bowl covers (instead of saran wrap in fridge)
25.   Kitchen rag bag (for clean rags)
26.   Rice Shoulder heating pad
27.   Strawberry Jam (more than 3 jars this year!!)
28.   YoYo Project
29.   Living Room Curtains for tiny windows
30.    Paint "FALL" on the craft pumpkins/drill and stick em
31.    Paint Sleds
32.    Mug Rug
33.    Fleece Pants for me!
34.    Matching outfit for Lily and her AGD
35.    Make/freeze 100 Flour Tortillas
36.    Sewn scarf
37.    Mini books for AGD
38.    Willow's room curtains[/ (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430530.0#axzz2pJ7EMMnX)url]
39.    Pillowcovers for 2 small throw pillows
40.    Doctor Who Canvas
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=620054)
41.    Zentangle Canvas
42.    Everquest Fabric Project
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=620055)
43.     Woven Washclothes
Christmas Gift Ideas for 2014:
Pillowcases (holiday themed, burrito method)
Reusable Produce Bags
bookmarks
sewn "fashiony" scarfs
chocolate covered yum
Eye masks


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Breegy on December 29, 2013 11:14:44 PM
I'm in! Now to make a list.

Done: 2/39

1. Paper Mache doll/figurine
2. Advent Calender
3. Rope Bowl 1/1/14
4. WIP Crochet Tigey
5. WIP Crochet D20
6. WIP Crochet Vest
7. Try my hand at knitting... again.
8. Artwork for kitchen
9. Make "fancy" pom-poms
10. Crochet Emma a hat
11. Crochet Randy an chair arm rest
12. Paper Mache pots
13. Alien something (earphone wrap, keychain, ami?)
14. Fandom peg dolls
15. Use scrap yarn for something funky 1/11/14
16. Try my hand at embroidery... again.
17. Seasonal Wreaths (4 parter?)
18. Try freeform crochet
19. Write a pattern
20. Painted coffee can planters
21. Crochet scarf for Megan
22. Macrame anklet for Kathy
23. Macrame Hammock
24. Work on woodburning
25. Create a font (does this count?)
26. Handmade paper
27. Crochet celtic afghan (http://www.pinterest.com/pin/253468285250814462/)
28. Crochet rug
29. Crochet steering wheel cover
30. Handmade hooks
31. Start Etsy Shop
32. Make biscotti
33. WIP Emma's rug
34. Crochet Hobo Sweater
35. Use the super expensive baby alpaca yarn.
36. Crochet a bunch of coffee cup cozies to sell at work
37. Crochet baby blanket for Ahri and Adam
38. Crochet socks
39. Crochet CMYK blanket
40.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: dewshinesdopp on December 30, 2013 01:18:03 AM
So..... erm..... I'm sure someone already asked this and I missed it, but......

Whatifwestartcraftingnow?preg_replace('/(.{49})/', '$1 ', 'Canwegoaheadandlistprojectsthatwefinisheventhoughit')'snotyet2014?
  ::) ::) ::)

I'm on Christmas vacation, and I've already tackled something on my list!



Well, if you did, don't feel bad.  Make a WIP section and move it there.  Then it will count as WIP in 2013.   And then you can mark it off your list. 
At least, that's what I am doing, because I did the same thing.   *whispers*   Just don't tell anyone.  It'll be our secret.  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: that1girl on December 30, 2013 05:47:12 AM
no list. I have far to many items for my shop already, so I wont make have as big of a list this year. i plan on making more for me

the maybe pile
~socks
~sweater
~dresses
~ valance for craft room
pin board
things I have in ravelry that I wanted to make
~ http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gwen-stacy
~ http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/jesses-christmas-hat
~ http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cascade
~ http://www.ravelry.com/projects/that1girl/vanilla-latte-socks
~ http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/almond-comfit
~ http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/green-day
~ http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/butterfly-beret
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tunic-dress-4
~ http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/198-yds-of-heaven
~ http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/azzus-shawl
~ http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hearts-doily (make a rug, need bulky yarn)
~ http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sexy-vesty
~ http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crocodile-stitch-boots-adult-sizes
~ http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/chanson-en-crochet (tried it, wasn't loving lace at the time)
~ http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/angostura
~ http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/vignette
~ http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bantam

2014 Sewing Challenge
~ http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/sew-obsessed/2794409/1-25

January
1.cowl (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.150#axzz2pzlJLkVy) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=619816)
2.blanket  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.200#axzz2pzlJLkVy) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=620162)
3.bread  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.200#axzz2pzlJLkVy)
4. bags (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.200#axzz2pzlJLkVy)
5.biscuits  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.300#axzz2pzlJLkVy) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=620163) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=620699) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=620164)
6.shorts (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.300#axzz2pzlJLkVy) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=620704)
7.   Knee highs (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.310#axzz2rF3tNnVX) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=620872)
8.   Scarf (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.370#axzz2rF3tNnVX) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=621246)
9.   Gloves (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.370#axzz2rF3tNnVX) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=621249)
10.   Tunic Fail (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.440#axzz2rF3tNnVX) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=621814)
11.   Fabric boxes (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.440#axzz2rF3tNnVX) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=621815)
12.   Pacifier clip  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.440#axzz2rF3tNnVX) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=621816)
13.   Memo board (http://) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=621996)
14.   Baby pillow (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.460#axzz2rF0FXTGZ) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=621998)
15.   quilt (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.460#axzz2rF0FXTGZ) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=621999)
16.   Skirt  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.480#axzz2roUgRFxu) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=622084)
17.   Bbq sauce  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.480#axzz2roUgRFxu) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=622085)
18.    Wool-eater (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.560;#axzz2roUgRFxu) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=622663)

February
19. hat (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.650#axzz2sLfCjPwq)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=623452)
20.jacket and skirt update (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.650#axzz2sLfCjPwq)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=623459)
21.   Bags  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5159490#msg5159490) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=624818)
22.   Rainbow cowl  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5159490#msg5159490) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=624819)
23.   Green cowl (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5159490#msg5159490) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=624821)
24.   Greenday vest (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5160895#msg5160895) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=625170)
25.   Headband (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5160895#msg5160895) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=625173)
26.   Slip (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5163943#msg5163943) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=626135)
27.   skirt  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5163943#msg5163943) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=626130)

March

28.   Bibs  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5170280#msg5170280) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=628018)
29.    Bunnies  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5170280#msg5170280) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=628019)
30.   Crochet bunny (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5173125#msg5173125) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=628802)
31.   Knit bunny  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5173125#msg5173125)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=628803)
32.   Socks (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5176476#msg5176476) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=629765)
33.   Drawstring bags (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5176476#msg5176476) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=629756)
34.   Nails (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5176476#msg5176476) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=629761)
35.   Hat (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5176476#msg5176476) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=629763)
36.   Checkbook cover (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5176476#msg5176476) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=629758)
37.   Lace hat  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5178652#msg5178652) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=630077)
38.   Nails (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5182244#msg5182244) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=630269)

april
39.   Wool-eater blanket  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5182244#msg5182244) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=631148)
40.   Knit booties (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5184213#msg5184213) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=631666)
41.   Boots (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5184213#msg5184213) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=631660)
42.   Sneakers (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5184213#msg5184213) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=631663)
43.   Slippers (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5184213#msg5184213) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=631662)
44.   Red booties (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5184687#msg5184687) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=631808)
45.   Ivory booties (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5184687#msg5184687) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=631810)
46.   Flower 1 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=632287)
47.   Flower 2 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=632288)
48.   Flower 3 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=632289)
49.   Flower 4 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=632290)
50.   Flower 5 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=632291)
51.   Flower 6 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=632292)
52.   Flower 7 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=632293)
53.   Bouquet (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=632295)
54.   Cowl (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=632380)
55.   Flower pins (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=632381)
56.   Two bouquets (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=632382)
57.   Pink hat (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=633589)
58.   Pink booties (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=633590)
59.   Roasted almonds (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=633593)
60.   Yellow hat (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=633623)
61.   Blue booties (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=633625)
62.   Blue hat (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=633626)
63.   Yellow stripe hat (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=633631)
64.   Gray booties (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=633632)
65.   Hair (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=633627)

May
66.   Pink hat (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=635470)
67.   Brown hat (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=635471)
68.   Green hat (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=635472)
69.   Black hat (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=635473)
70.   White hat (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=635474)
71.   Blue hat (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=635476)
72.   Rainbow hat (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=635475)
73.   Shawl (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=635535)

june
74.   Baby beret (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=637306)
75.   Baby booties (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=637313)
76.   Baby hat (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=637308)
77.   Brother hat
78.   Baby hat (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=637312)
79.   Head scarf (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=637315)
80.   Nonfunctional cat pillow (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=637316)
81.   Rainbow beret (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=637310)

July
82.   Pj shorts (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=641017)
83.   Headband (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=641018)
84.   Mittens (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=641020)
85.   Cowl (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=641025)
86.   “child’s hat” (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=641023)
87.   Cupcakes (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=641027)
88.   Phone wallet (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=641029)
89.   Market bags (4) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=642767)
90.   Project bags (6) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=642766)
91.   Headband (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=642768)
92.   Cowl (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=642770)

August
93.   Lion hat (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=643702)
94.   Purple hat (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=643706)
95.   Blue hat (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=643707)
96.   Baby socks (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=643703)
97.   Baby socks (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=643705)
98.   Dish mat (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=643700)



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 30, 2013 09:11:09 AM
So..... erm..... I'm sure someone already asked this and I missed it, but......

Whatifwestartcraftingnow?preg_replace('/(.{49})/', '$1 ', 'Canwegoaheadandlistprojectsthatwefinisheventhoughit')'snotyet2014?
  ::) ::) ::)

I'm on Christmas vacation, and I've already tackled something on my list!



Well, if you did, don't feel bad.  Make a WIP section and move it there.  Then it will count as WIP in 2013.   And then you can mark it off your list. 
At least, that's what I am doing, because I did the same thing.   *whispers*   Just don't tell anyone.  It'll be our secret.  :)


ha ha ha great advice...and I did not see these these two posts... *wink* wink*


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: dreadlocklove on December 30, 2013 09:36:09 AM
01, 02, & 03.  Scarf (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5141100#msg5141100) (Crochet)
04.  Brenda's Basketweave Bag (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5147104#msg5147104) (Crochet)
05.  Pottery Bowls (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5151030#msg5151030) (Pottery)
06.  Scarf (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5151779#msg5151779) (Knit)
07.  Single Ply (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5160995#msg5160995) (Fibre Spin)
08.  Single Ply (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5160995#msg5160995) (Fibre Spin)
09.  Single Ply (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5162409#msg5162409) (Fibre Spin)
10.  Keep Me Warm Round 3 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5165325#msg5165325) (Swap Package)
11.  Welsh Top Single- and Double Ply (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5167190#msg5167190) (Fibre Spin)
12.  Chrysocolla Necklace (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5169644#msg5169644) (Jewelry)
13.  Easter/Spring Hat  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5185025#msg5185025) (Crafting with the Kids)

Ideas

01.  Padraig Cottage-esque slippers
02.  WIP Spin, spin, spin!
03.  WIP - Learn to knit
          - I've got the cast-on, garter stitch, joining new yarn, and bind-off down!
04.  Crochet myself a sweater
05.  WIP Dye Fibers (eventually using herbs)
06.  Learn lots of paleo recipes
07.  Crochet socks (yoga ones also)
08.  Body lotions
09.  Various Barbie and Monster High projects
10.  WIP Crafts with the kids
11.  Spirit doll
12.  My first quilt!
13.  De-stash projects
14.  Write a yoga mat bag pattern
15.  Beeswax candles
16.  Try leatherwork
17.  Rag rug
18.  Felt foods
19.  Preserves
20.  Mosaic
21.  Create Etsy listings for Dreadlock Love shop
22.  Wood bead elastics for my dreadlocks
23.  Soapmaking
24.  Hermes scarf projects
25.  Meditation mat
26.  WIP Learn how to use my knitting machine
27.  Wild food cooking
28.  Hairpins for Ava
29.  Super hero stuff for Brahmi
30.  Zentangles
31.  Dishcloths
32.  Weave
33.  Festival tent/dome decos
34.  Woodworking at the cottage (ie: outdoor loom)
35.  Repaint/decorate kids' room
36.  Wallhangings
37.  "Giving Plate"
38.  Garden projects
39.  Wallet
40.  Empty Bowls Silent Auction donation item
41.  Clothes
42.  Reconstructed projects
43.  Yarn bombs
44.  Legwarmers
45.  Indoor garden setup?
46.  Bag - DONE!
47.  Poi/flags/hoop bag
48.  Dream journal
49.  Curtains
50.  Freeform scarf
51.  Produce bags
52.  Tea coasters
53.  Wood pallet projects
54.  Intro to Crochet Workshop manual?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 30, 2013 09:54:49 AM
I really need to learn how to use my knitting machine as well or just let it go...

I am snagging things from everyone's list... ;D

Good to see everyone...did you know that more goals are reached by having a plan than without having one? I get a lot more done at work and home with my lists, even if I don't follow them entirely...;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yoopidou on December 30, 2013 11:01:34 AM
I agree that lists are useful, to me anyway, especially to not forget. Even if sometimes, I end up doing something completely different.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: dreadlocklove on December 30, 2013 11:29:33 AM
I really need to learn how to use my knitting machine as well or just let it go...

My mom picked it up at a yard sale as a birthday gift last year (or the year before) and I'm not even sure if all the components are even there.  This machine looks so foreign to me, I don't know where to begin.  Punch cards and ribber attachment?  Wtf!?!

Does anyone happen to know anything about a Singer 155?  It would be so cool if I could get it going.  2014 is the year.  I hope.  What model do you have?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: cursive_queen on December 30, 2013 12:09:01 PM
I'm in again!
Finished for 2014!
1) 2 Frozen pillowcases for friend
 2) 2 Frozen Pillow case for my girls
3)Minecraft quilt
4)Wreck it Ralph quilt
5) Catnap Washi Dress
 6) Butterfly Washi Dress for Grace
 7) lemon-lime baby quilt for co-worker
 8 ) Cathedral Window Pillow cover
 9 ) Alabama triangle quilt for co-worker
 10 ) Weekender Bag for grace - Tardis
 11 ) Mini quilt for swap
 12 ) Base dress for pokemon
13. QFK Kit #1
14. Rainbow Dash Quilt # 1
15. QFK Kit #2
16. Rainbow Dash Quilt # 2
17. Ravenclaw baby quilt for Kei
18. Moonshine purse
19. Cotton and steel quilt for Elinor
20. Kawaii Quilt - gifted to Mia
21. Bucket tote 1 - Ole Miss colors
22. Divided basket 1 - Saints colors


WIP
1) Companion Cube Mini Quilt
2) Animal Crossing x-stitch
3) Pluses Quilt
4) Green scarf
5) Cable Blanket
6) Forest Quilt
7) Star Wars Quilt
8) Tshirt Quilt Erin
9) Nightshade quilt
10) Downton Abbey Quilt
11)skull quilt
12) Pin-up girl quilt


Want to do
-Tula Pink Fox workshop quilt
-Tula Pink Acacia quilt
-Kawaii Cheveron quilt
-Chairs star quilt
-tokyo subway map quilt
-Sparkle quilt
-Weekender bag for me


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on December 30, 2013 12:09:58 PM
Oh,I have ribber envy,not that I do much with my knitting machine although I did make a scarf on it last month  ;D I have a Knitmaster 700K, youtube has been invaluable for refreshing my memory on how to use it.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: dewshinesdopp on December 30, 2013 12:19:33 PM

I am snagging things from everyone's list... ;D

Good to see everyone...did you know that more goals are reached by having a plan than without having one? I get a lot more done at work and home with my lists, even if I don't follow them entirely...;D

I'm so glad I'm not the only one snagging ideas from people's lists.   Of course, it's making my "50 things" list significantly longer. :P


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Smeddley on December 30, 2013 12:22:20 PM

I am snagging things from everyone's list... ;D

Good to see everyone...did you know that more goals are reached by having a plan than without having one? I get a lot more done at work and home with my lists, even if I don't follow them entirely...;D

I'm so glad I'm not the only one snagging ideas from people's lists.   Of course, it's making my "50 things" list significantly longer. :P

That is the only downside to this craftalong... I see SO MANY other things I want to do, it makes my already huge list ENORMOUS!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: jfer007 on December 30, 2013 12:37:48 PM
I'm going to do this in conjunction with the De-Stash-along. Having a list of things I know I can make out of my stash will definitely help me keep motivated!!

1. T-Shirt Quilt
2. 10 Stitch Blanket
3. Ornaments
4. Socks
5. Hand Warmer
6. Neck Warmer
7. Cat Bed
8. Wall Calendar
9. Duck Booties
10. Grey Skirt
11. White Skirt
12. White Wrap
13. Hanukkah Sweater
14. Mittens
15. Head Band
16. Valentine Pin
17. Jack O Lantern Pin
18. Sequin Hoop
19. Baby Hat
20. Christmas Bag
21. Rainbow Cross Stitch
22. Bathroom Cross Stitch
23. Green Hat
24. Patriotic Stocking
25. Christmas Card Book
26. Multi-Colored Skirt
27. Bandanna
28. Blue and Silver Scarf
29. Black and White Scarf
30. Blue Scarf
31. Christmas Bunting
32. Sorority Shirt
33. Sorority Shirt
34. 49'ers Hat
35. Purple Hat
36. Downton Hat
37. Pants for Steph
38. Shorts
39. Fabric Scarf
40. Fabric Scarf
41. Small Quilt
42. Santa Hat
43. Camo Hat
44. Camo Hat
45. Valentine Coaster
46. Black, white, and grey hat
47. Black, white and grey hat
48. Valentine heart hat
49. Red and Black Valentine Hat
50. Purple Headband
51. Purple Scarf
52. Drink Cozy
53. Black Nightie
54. Purple Headband
55. Pink Hat
56. Purple Hat
57. Yellow Hat
58. Cat Alphabet Sampler
59. Shamrock Pin
60. Chevron Hat
61. Blue Sweater
62. Brown Homespun Hat
63. White Homespun Hat
64. Black Lace Scarf
65. Multicolored scarf
66. Flower Pin
67. Butterfly Pin
68. Halloween Bunting
69. Yellow Bookmark
70. Green Bookmark
71. IT Crowd Cross Stitch
72. Knit Basset Hound
73. 30 Rock quote cross stitch
74. Moonrise Kingdom cross stitch
75. Raccoon Pin
76. Grand Budapest Hotel 'zine
77. Dudely's World 'zine
78. 3 Plays 'zine
79. Troubled Child 'zine
80-92. Halloween Ornaments
93. Big Snowman
94. Medium Snowman
95. Little Snowman
96. Big Snowman
97. Medium Snowman
98. Little Snowman
99. Big Snowman
100. Medium Snowman
101. Little Snowman
101. Raccoon Ornaments
102. Floral Skirt/dress
103. Cat Shirt
104. Cat Pillow
105. Disco Pumpkin
106, Disco Pumpkin
107. Disco Pumpkin
108. Dishcloth
109. Dishcloth
110. Halloween bunting
111. Gold Wedding sash
112. Wedding Shawl
113. Secret Santa Hat
114-126. Raccoon Ormanents
127. White Wedding Sash
128-131. Wedding Bibs
132-134. Rein Beer
135-140. Vegas Wedding Albums


I'm sure I will come up with more as I get more organized and sort out what I have!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: dreadlocklove on December 30, 2013 01:16:41 PM
Oh,I have ribber envy,not that I do much with my knitting machine although I did make a scarf on it last month  ;D I have a Knitmaster 700K, youtube has been invaluable for refreshing my memory on how to use it.

Yay, a machine knitter!  Hello!  =)

Now that I'm following a manual, I'm almost done learning all the parts and setting up.  I don't know why I let intimidation get in the way of trying this before.  It's going to be so fun! 

Kookaloo, do you know of any good websites for patterns by chance?  Whether free or for sale?  The books that came with the machine seem a bit dated... 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Ffrogg526 on December 30, 2013 02:32:18 PM
I haven't snagged anything from other lists just yet.  :)  But I'll get there.  What I have done is stolen the idea that AIMR did marking WIPs.  I also linked the patterns I'm using for several projects.  :)  Trying to be even more organized and productive in 2014!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: elyxandra on December 30, 2013 06:44:53 PM
WIP
1)Minecraft quilt
2)Wreck it Ralph quilt
3) Companion Cube Mini Quilt
4) Animal Crossing x-stitch

I can't wait to see what you have in mind for a Wreck it Ralph quilt! It's one of my favourite movies :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: J_Kieviet on December 30, 2013 09:38:30 PM
Before I begin any projects, I want to get my craft room cleaned and organized.  It looks like a craft bomb went off in there at the moment - pictures later.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bushbaby on December 30, 2013 10:51:23 PM
Well 2014 hasnt started yet and I've had to update my list  ;D Managed to get 2 WIPs & 1 ongoing project completed yesterday!

Think my craft stuff needs a sort too. When I was looking through my yarn boxes yesterday I realised there is some stuff in there I will never use. Time to donate it I think :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: blottedcopybook on December 31, 2013 03:21:23 AM
OK I am totally in. My list so far:

1. Back, bind & quilt N's quilt top
2. Make a yarn bowl for myself
3. Try a sgraffito project
4. Either use or sell the Gocco printer
5. Make pyjamas for F, E and G
6. Wedding favour order
7. Try cold process soap
8. Candles with colour
9. Carve the stamps I designed like two years ago

That's all I've got so far, I'll keep adding :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: texscrapper on December 31, 2013 05:47:59 AM
Finished Cleaning the "seen" part of my craft room yesterday, now I need to tackle the closets .... that my friends is where the true mosters live  :o :o :o

Once I finish that, I will be able to see what materials I bought for projects and add them to my list!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 31, 2013 06:05:03 AM
WELCOME new craftalongers!!!


I have a deep fear of running out of things to make...then i see everyone's list and breathe a sigh of relief...;D

dreadlocklove--I think my knitting machine is from the 1970's or maybe 80's?  It was sent to me by an previous moderator friend from Nebraska!!  The projects are severely dated, but I think if I can change the colors on some of them, they will work...but I am going to find some newer patterns as well...thanks for giving me the motivation to drag that thing out and set it up...right after I do some cleaning as well!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on December 31, 2013 06:58:56 AM
Oh,I have ribber envy,not that I do much with my knitting machine although I did make a scarf on it last month  ;D I have a Knitmaster 700K, youtube has been invaluable for refreshing my memory on how to use it.

Yay, a machine knitter!  Hello!  =)

Now that I'm following a manual, I'm almost done learning all the parts and setting up.  I don't know why I let intimidation get in the way of trying this before.  It's going to be so fun!  

Kookaloo, do you know of any good websites for patterns by chance?  Whether free or for sale?  The books that came with the machine seem a bit dated...  

I'm afraid that I don't at the moment but intend to track some down this year  :) My machine has a gizmo called a "knit radar" which means that theoretically I can draw out a garment shape and knit it without a pattern but I can't remember how to do it  ::) I have ready drawn patterns for it too which are mostly "classic" styles,v-neck,raglan sleeve sweater & suchlike. I'm going to make my hubby a sweater as soon as I can get a couple of cones of 4ply(erm,fingering weight possibly to the non-English  ;) ) I have punchcards to do fair aisle type stuff just need the yarns and the confidence to have a go  :)
My machine is a standard gauge one which knits up thinner yarns & I have to knit mock ribs as I haven't got a ribber or the patience to drop stitches and rework them by hand to make the ribbing.  


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: dreadlocklove on December 31, 2013 07:11:50 AM
dreadlocklove--I think my knitting machine is from the 1970's or maybe 80's?  It was sent to me by an previous moderator friend from Nebraska!!  The projects are severely dated, but I think if I can change the colors on some of them, they will work...but I am going to find some newer patterns as well...thanks for giving me the motivation to drag that thing out and set it up...right after I do some cleaning as well!

Mine is definitely old too.  The manual was printed in 1984 and I can't seem to find too many YouTube tutorials...  It makes me feel so happy that I now have some sort of a connection to other machine knitters.  I had no idea that these kinds of crafters even existed these days!

How did setup go?  Did you get to trying it!?  Right before I finished putting it all together yesterday, we left for my nephew's birthday party.  While there, I had the thought, "Maybe I shouldn't have ordered that spinning wheel.  The knitting machine is going to keep me busy enough.  At least I'll have something to do while I wait for the wheel to be shipped (about 2 weeks)."  After putting the kids down for bed, my intent was to be a cheater and get a few dishcloths done.  WELL, things were not working out at all!  The yarn wasn't weaving properly, skipping some of the needles.  Etc, etc.  After taking everything apart to clean and oil, I assumed it was my technique, the way the yarn was been thread into the feeder.  So I tried different ways of doing that.  Then I had the thought, "Maybe I will sell this thing to someone who knows how to use it!"  But THEN, I did a Google search to troubleshoot and learnt about a little something call the sponge bar...  And sure enough, mine was flat!  SO, I had to order one online (I'm reading mixed reviews about DIY ones so I'm not even going to try) and will not have to patiently wait for it to come in too.  So, my recommendation is that you check your machine's sponge bar to make sure it's still good to go!  

Fortunately, I have undyed rovings and Kool-Aid packets that I can work with.  And I may have already experimented with that yesterday afternoon...



(Hey, it's almost 2014 somewhere in the world.)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: dreadlocklove on December 31, 2013 07:24:10 AM
Quote
I'm afraid that I don't at the moment but intend to track some down this year  :) My machine has a gizmo called a "knit radar" which means that theoretically I can draw out a garment shape and knit it without a pattern but I can't remember how to do it  ::) I have ready drawn patterns for it too which are mostly "classic" styles,v-neck,raglan sleeve sweater & suchlike. I'm going to make my hubby a sweater as soon as I can get a couple of cones of 4ply(erm,fingering weight possibly to the non-English  ;) ) I have punchcards to do fair aisle type stuff just need the yarns and the confidence to have a go  :)
My machine is a standard gauge one which knits up thinner yarns & I have to knit mock ribs as I haven't got a ribber or the patience to drop stitches and rework them by hand to make the ribbing.


Whhaaaaatt!?  That is so cool!  So high-tech!  Man, we should start a machine knitters swap or something.  


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 31, 2013 08:28:47 AM
I would love to knit large flat panels to turn into free form sweaters...I love to knit but I get so bored doing miles of stockinette...how about if we move our discussions to the knitting boards so we don't overtake this board with our new obsession? ;D

I found this old post!
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=169902.msg1742649#msg1742649


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: fishstix43 on December 31, 2013 10:38:00 AM
Hurray for 2014!  Going to try to really pare my list down to things that I actually have a chance of finishing this year. Better to complete a small list than to fear looking at a too-big one...

WIPS:
Steampunk Costume - Simplicity 2172

NON-WIPS, HAVE SUPPLIES FOR:
Olive green military inspired jacket - Simplicity 2341
Brown corduroy peplum jacket - Butterick 5568
Grey suiting pants - Sewaholic Thurlow
Red and white polka dot knit dress - Vogue 8379
Sky blue cotton - sleeved sheath dress - use same pattern with pencil skirt for blue "boucle"
Crazy black and white pattern fabric - costume jacket for BF
Coral print with brown underlay - Simplicity 3956
Red velvet - Simplicity 2966 with black lace trim
Blue and white striped cotton - button up shirt
Galaxy print - fairy costume
Cream/pink sweater knit - Cowl neck Renfrew
Green linen and drapey black knit - S1888 skirt
Blue polka dot fabric - Ruby slip

WANT TO MAKE, NEED SUPPLIES:
Denim Miette
Red- and blue plaid Cambie

COMPLETED:
1.Turquoise Renfrew


2.Purple knit - raglan sleeve top - Vogue 8670



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: stefaniegk on December 31, 2013 02:24:53 PM
UPDATED 4/12/14

7/62 done

2013 IDEAS
1. 12 baby quilts for Hope Place
2. Old photos scrapbooked
3. Old photos scanned
4. Surprise gift for Mark & Kam
5. Baby blanket in Holly's memory for Mark & Kam
6. Surprise gift for someone from Mark & Kam
7. Rock n' Roll quilt and pillow for Sissy
8. Fruit quilt Mom
9. Cowboy pillowcases Dad
10. Complete set of pjs Amelia
11. Birthday dress Amelia
12. Summer dress for me
13. Cowboy pjs Dad
14. St. Patrick's Day Vest and Tie
15. Amelia Poodle Dog Skirt
16. TARDIS Poodle Dog Skirt
17. TARDIS Patchwork Quilt
18. Rainbow striped gloves-Shalom
19. Amira's Dolls
20. Aurelia's Dolls
21. Amelia's Doll
22. Adipose crochet for Amira
23. grey skirt
24. blue dress
25. Rainbow skirt Amelia
26. Library towel Jessica
27. Cowgirl towel Tawnie

2014 IDEAS
28. Rainbow Brite costume redone
29. ABC mat for babies
30. Flash cards for the house
31. Curtains for camper-Shalom
32. White rainbow skirt-Amelia

2013 IN PROGRESS
1. Fourth of July quilt Mom
2. 4 sets of 12 bow ties and onsies for new babies
3. 4 matching hair bows
4. 2 bow ties for older boys
5. 2 bow ties and 1 hair bow
6. T-Shirt quilt finished
7. Rainbow Brite quilt finished
8. Impossible Journal Laptop Case9. iPad case Sarah-Sherlock
10. Laptop case Pam-Hardison
11. Laptop case Justus-Thorin
12. Grandma Z's Doll
13. Kensington Blue Doll
14. Mustache pjs-3 pairs
15. Purple pjs-5 pairs
16. Embroidered sweat jacket

2014 IN PROGRESS
17. Pam's birthday blanket
18. Photo frames finished
19. 7 My Little Pony skirts
20. Ornaments-Mandi
21. Glitter Coasters
22. Burp rags for 11 new babies
23. Jimmy's blanket


Completed
January
1. 4 camper napkins for Shalom
2. Amelia's jean jacket
3. Baby G blanket

March
4. Apple Jack patch on my jacket5. Glitter magnets
6. Monthly onesies for Baby G.

April
7. Laptop case Verhanika-Thor


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: pollyprissypants on December 31, 2013 04:58:18 PM
Happy New Year, gang!  :) :) :)
I have decided to leave one little part left of my project that I ALMOST finished in 2013. After midnight, I'll add that final touch, then I would have finished it in 2014! ;)
Everyone be safe tonight!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: dewshinesdopp on December 31, 2013 09:18:43 PM
Happy New Years.  It's officially 17 minutes into 2014.  Since my smoke alarm is insane and woke me up at 11:45 for no reason whatsoever. I may as well start crafting.  Time to start on my list.  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 31, 2013 09:42:59 PM
lol Happy 2014 everyone!  I hope to get some sleep and then wake up early tomorrow to begin cleaning and getting supplies and projects organized!

Let the craftiness and madness begin!!!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: AlishaMisha on December 31, 2013 10:55:36 PM
Year 4! Wahoo!

In Progress
Queued
Hibernating

Knit
*Bee Sweater for BabyM
*Knit Roving Sheep for BabyM
*Knit Sock Critter for BabyM
*Knit Hat for BabyM
*Knit Booties for BabyM
*Knit Mittens for BabyM
*Knit Boo Bat for Michelle
*Knit Garlic for Michelle
*Knit Eggplant for Michelle
*Knit Lemon for Michelle
*Knit Lime for Michelle
*Knit Peach for Michelle
*Knit Childs Mittens for Michelle
*Knit Socks
*Knit Hat for Dad
*Knit Cowl
*Bella Mittens
*Swiss Cheese Scarf from my cousin's book (https://anniecanknit.com/) (she illustated it)
*Mini Knit Sweater Ornaments
*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)
*Baby Hoodie Sweater
*Cable Knit Bracelet

Crochet
*Granny Square Afghan for BabyM
*Granny Square Afghan for Michelle
*Mary Jane Slippers I promised Mom
*Crocheted Cactus
*Stick Yarn Bomb
*Rock Yarn Bomb
*Navy Beach Bag
*Yarn Bomb for International Yarn Bombing Day(6/9)
*Doily
*Panda Amigurumi for Angel (as requested)
*Pink Bunny Slippers from SnB:The Happy Hooker

Sewing
*Felt popcorn for Michelle(niece)
*Kimono Shirt for BabyM
*Bib for BabyM
*Sewn Shoes for BabyM
*Mobile for BabyM
*Taggie for BabyM
*Quilt for BabyM
*Quilt for Michelle
*Quiet Book for Michelle
*Sewn Doll for Michelle
*Felt Mailbox for Michelle
*Felt Packages for Michelle
*Skirt from One-Yard Wonders for Michelle
*I-Spy Bag for Michelle
*Elephant from One-Yard Wonders for Michelle
*ReUsable Produce Bags for Felt Food
*Felt Grocery Bag for Felt Food
*Felt Campfire for Michelle
*Felt S'mores for Michelle
*Felt Ginger Bread for Michelle
*Felt Sugar Cookie Hearts for Michelle
*Felt Cactus/Flower Pot
*Trash Holder for Car
*Recyclables Holder for Car
*Luggage Tags for Backpacks
*Mug Rug
*Yarn Pouch with Grommet
*Terry Cloth Lounge Cover with side pockets
*Zippered Pouch to hold my tea bags, sugar and timer on the go
*Hidden Circles Quilt
*Kindle Fire Pillow
*Organization for Mom's Knitting
*Travel Jewelry Roll for Grammy (as requested)
*Car Organizer
*Bedside Caddy
*Folklore Bag from One-Yard Wonders
*"cozy" to go in mom's purse
*Pin Cushion/Sewing machine mat and thread catcher
*Fabric Headband

X-Stitch/Embroidery
*Finish Geocaching Logo 18ct
*Beach Hut Cross-Stitch
*Winter Home Cross-Stitch
*T-Rex Cross-Stitch
*Snowflake Cross-Stitch
*Flamingo Embroidery
*"Time for Tea" Mini Cross-Stitch
*Cross-Stitch Mickey Mouse

Misc.
*Carve PT for LLBean LBing Event
*Recarve The Green Flash Stamp
*Carve some HH/Fleas for FL
*Recarve Tilikum Stamp(not missing, but could do better)
*Tie-Dye my "Alisha" T-shirt
*Letterboxing Epcot Stamp
*Letterboxing Epcot Universe of Energy Stamp
*Bread Bird Feeder
*Bird Nest Helper
*Anklet (restring and put on new clasp)
*2014 Geocaching Sig Item Wooden Nickels
*Letterboxing Stamps to release in Florida
*Letterboxing Logbooks made from Paint Chips and Sticks
*Needle Felted Puffin
*Birthday Card for Michelle
*Birthday Card for Matt
*Birthday Card for Margaret
*Bath Fizzies
*Xmas Gift Tags
*Japanese Ball Keychain
*30 Day Drawing Challenge
*Acorn Geocache
*Terrarium
*Snowman Kit
*Shadow Box Bank with pic of what you are saving for
*To:/From: Stamp
*Address Stamp
*Polymer Clay Lemon Slice Stud Earrings
*Rope Coasters
*Painted Rock Garden Markers
*Tiny Paper Crane Earrings
*Clear Amber Colored Resin with Mosquito Pendant
*Origami Kimonos(Finally got the paper in Japan in Epcot)
*Something I can use my Metal Stamping Letters/Numbers on
*Birds Nest Pendant
*Terrarium
*Coptic Stitch Journal
*Handbag Charm
*Wooden Buttons
*Something to help with my efforts to learn Swahili
*Blank WDW Scrapbook
*Vodka Gummy Bears
*Veggie Garden


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: SilverMoon on January 01, 2014 12:11:25 AM
I finished something already! It's 7pm on New Year's Day, and I spent the day finishing Master Five's WIP toy hammock:

(and re-watching Eureka season 1 - Master Nine has developed a taste for it now :D)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bushbaby on January 01, 2014 12:53:59 AM
I've got a finish already too :) I knitted the plain blue baby washcloth yesterday and started the stripy one. Got up this morning and finished the stripy cloth this morning at about 7.30ish



Then I baked a batch of Chocolate Scones



I'm never sure whether to count baking on the list since it was a recipie in a book. What do you all think?

So thats either 1/50 or 2/50 - still to be decided ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: SilverMoon on January 01, 2014 01:04:31 AM
Book, internet, all my baking is done with recipes. I usually don't count cooking unless it's a "special project" but that's just me. Mind you, I used to be a food blogger, so I've kind of burnt myself out on project worthy foods, and now I just cook to keep up with my kids' appetites. ::)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bushbaby on January 01, 2014 01:10:51 AM
Book, internet, all my baking is done with recipes. I usually don't count cooking unless it's a "special project" but that's just me. Mind you, I used to be a food blogger, so I've kind of burnt myself out on project worthy foods, and now I just cook to keep up with my kids' appetites. ::)

Think maybe I will count only the new/experimental baking that I do this year - seems crafty enough for me :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: dewshinesdopp on January 01, 2014 03:35:04 AM
I decided to start working on the horror that is my craft room.  It quite often gets used as "hurry up and hide that, company is coming!"  So it is nearly always someplace FEMA should be visiting.  :P

In working on the one tiny corner, I got rid of a whole bag full of "what on earth is this here for???" junk, and...5 WIP hooplas.  Adding them to my list now.  Then making more coffee and going back in. 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: dewshinesdopp on January 01, 2014 04:57:28 AM
I feel almost guilty about posting this as a completed project.  But, I was working on my craft room, and found it.  Half-finished, and it emptied out a small crafting tote by finishing it up. 

I call it a win, because it's "done" and because it gave me an empty plastic storage thingy to help organize.

It's from my experimental period of "attempting to learn to crochet".  I successfully learned to make long skinny crochet strings.  I have yet to successfully pass that stage.  So I took a bunch of them, and braided a couple together.  then I took the whole bunch of them, and knotted them together, and made this "infinity scarf". 




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 01, 2014 06:35:01 AM
that is a great start to the year dewshinesdopp  :) if you can crochet chains you can master the other stitches  :D

I have more WIPS to add to my list as I found unfinishednPIGS* in Yarnia when I was organising. I found two knit sweaters for hubby and two crochet blankets  ::)

*Projects In Grocery Sacks  ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: pinokeeo on January 01, 2014 07:52:44 AM
I have also started on my list.  I couldn't sleep in this morning for some reason, so I started carving spoons.  I've finished the bowl portion for three spoons.

Your chocolate scones look delicious.  I also don't count cooking and baking as projects, simply because I never think about it.  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Sera unravled on January 01, 2014 07:53:37 AM
I'm knitting a pair of socks. I finished the first sock on Saturday, and the second should hopefully done by the weekend. Today I'm trying a new recipe, I'll count it as a project because I'm going to be tweaking the recipe a bit.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: dewshinesdopp on January 01, 2014 09:00:53 AM
that is a great start to the year dewshinesdopp  :) if you can crochet chains you can master the other stitches  :D



LOL!  People have been telling me that since I was 5 years old and learning with my grandmother.  I'm 42 now, and have had multiple people try to teach me.  I'm pretty sure ineptitude is where I shall remain.  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 01, 2014 09:37:59 AM
whoo hoo!  What better way to start the new year?!  By ignoring the WIPs and starting a new project!  :D  And learning a new technique!  woot!  I'm starting an entrelac scarf!  Been meaning to learn this for a few years and today is the day.  So far...  not as hard as I thought it would be.  :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 01, 2014 10:13:00 AM
You guys are amazing...and I am adding myself to the list because I am almost done making my "suede" skirt that has been in my fabric bin for at least ten years... Hemming it up as I watch Boardwalk Empire all day! ;D

I hope to wear it tomorrow if I can find my brown boots!  They are lost in craft room clutter...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: madame marigold on January 01, 2014 11:59:52 AM
Oh boy...I totally FAILED last year!  :-[ There was soo much going on, or going wrong it was just...gone before I could blink!   :'
So....Im going to copy over my original list (Which I got not a dern thing done!)  ??? then add to it as see if maybe this year will be luckier for me!

Ok here is my 2013 list......

DOLL HOUSE PROJECTS
1. Finish Mouse House.
2. Make Kitty cat Dollhouse
3. Finish "Queen of Hearts" house.
4. make templates of all "HOUSES" so can reproduce them.
5. Figure out floor plans for "Grimaulde Place"
6. "..." for "Shell Cottage"
7. "..." for house used in "The Woman in Black"
8. Dis-assemble the 4 crash computers and turn into DH's.

SEWING?CROCHETING PROJECTS
8. Finish Lily's (GD) afghan.
9. Make Brooklin's (S-GD)
10. ".." Rily's (GS)
11. ".." Max's (GS)
12. ".." Gavins (S-GS)
13. ".." Aarons (Son)
15. '.." Sharra a 3rd one (She paid for 1st 2) I promise I dont favor  
14. make DH another one.
15. Repair quilt I made DH 25yrs ago.....
16. Make leather tooled holster and kife sheaths for DH I promised!
17. Sew DH old jean legs into window quilts (10)
18 ".." for cupboard.
19. Make 2 dog beds. 1 X-lard, 1 large.
20. make 2 cat ones!
21. Make Bellydancing belt & halter.
22. Finish Goddess crocheted dolls.
23. make Gundam wing boys animugumi.
24. make 12 more for the animugurmi craft-along I've joined.
25. Make a crocheted Poppet.
26. Make crocheted "dont blink" angel.
27. make the "Mary-Janes" slippers for all family.
28. Finish animugumi Goddess Dolls WIP
29. Make belly dancing outfit and shimmy belt. (Non crocheted version)
30. Make crocheted shawl.
21. make bed doll.
22. make undies for 140 +? barbie dolls. (your to old for dolls says family)
23. make slips for said dolls says I!    
24. make cat aghan (cat faced one) will post link later.
25. Make crocheted yo-yo aghan.
26. Make Harry Potter face one..
27. VOIDED
28. "  " Barbie-doll Dont blink angel! (several!) shivers  
29. Make: cuttlefish, squid and octopuss for bathroom.
30. Make crocheted poptab purse.
31. "  " plarn bag.

PAPER  PARAPHINELIA
32. Make the 52 Reasons why I love you deck for DH.
33. make list of books for insurance purposes.
34. Make a tree of life pendent for x-Mas prezzies
35. Put together all the geneo stuff per surname.
(Got back to 900 AD for some! Crests and all!)
36. go thru all the box's of photos and copy.
37. make copies of BC's, DC's and wills, lists of what we have and what goes were.
38. Finish all the letters for all the kids...(kinda like journals)
39. Type up and illustrate grand'dad's pharmacopia from 1850's and maybe try to republish.
40. Write letter to both aunts and both uncles and send some pics.
41. Try to get past the brick walls on the geneo trails.
42. Same for the story prompts!

 2014 ITEMS TO DO!
43. Crocheted a block a month...(a old CAL on this site)
44. Make bead dolls after some of the new anime I like (got 14 ideas so far)
45. "  " a crochet sack boy (and diff version based off the main pattern)
46. "  " paper bowls with magazine pages.
47. "  " hot pads for 2014 X-mas prezzies.
48. "  " wigs for the ebay 18" dolls I have won. (7)
49. "  " a leather purse for me!
50. "  " for each of the SIL's

(Will add more as I think of things! LOL)






Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Flared-trousers on January 01, 2014 12:10:36 PM
Great projects so far everyone:) 

Bushbaby I'm going to count baking as long as it's a gift for someone else. Hence the picture of my vegan banana chocolate chip muffins below! (I made them for some friends we visited on New Year's Eve). Your scones look tasty.

Dewshinedopp I think your infinity scarf is lovely - I'd be happy if I made that.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Smeddley on January 01, 2014 01:07:53 PM
Bushbaby I'm going to count baking as long as it's a gift for someone else. Hence the picture of my vegan banana chocolate chip muffins below! (I made them for some friends we visited on New Year's Eve). Your scones look tasty.

I like that idea - the only baking I counted last year was the massive Christmas baking project, where I gave trays to the library and friends...  I pretty much bake something every week, for either the troupe get-togethers or D&D, so otherwise I'd be flooding the board with cookies... cupcakes... cakes... more cookies... hey, look, more cookies...  :D  I like to bake...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: coulsenl on January 01, 2014 02:00:54 PM
One of my goals this year is to improve my cake/cookie decorating skills, so I will be counting those projects, as well as anything I make for potlucks/big elaborate (for me) meals. So I guess for me anything that takes a lot of effort. One of my hopes for this year is to master fondant, gum paste flowers, and different piping techniques. I feel that counts as art.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yoopidou on January 01, 2014 02:54:39 PM
For me, cooking is definitively a form of art, just one that you get to eat, so it doesn't last long.

I might count the recipes I invent, the ones I am really proud of, the especially delicious ones, the ones that use some ingredients I usually don't like but make me change my mind, and the huge cooking projects. Or I will totally forget to take pictures before eating all up like last year! ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Naantje on January 01, 2014 03:36:45 PM
Woop, I'm working on my first project of 2014 (a knit sweater for my goddaughter) and I've knit my very first buttonholes ever! Another knitting skill acquired! Craftster, it's all your doing :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: pollyprissypants on January 01, 2014 05:38:15 PM
I've got two things finished- it sounds like more effort than it took. I threw my back out on my spinning wheel a couple of days ago (yes, that actually happens- that's what happens when you spin for 11 hours straight! ;)) so I don't have anything else to do right now.

First of all, I made a very primitive scarf loom.


The pick is how I play with the yarn's arrangement as I'm weaving. It stretches almost the length of my craft room (please ignore the busted furniture on which it currently resides):


I also started and completed today an easy cuffed cape:


It took me Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 1 and 2, Silver Linings Playbook, and one episode of Oddities to get it done. It was a very easy pattern.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Sera unravled on January 01, 2014 05:58:19 PM
My first project is done.
I made a chicken, bacon ranch casserole
The recipe is herehttp://www.plainchicken.com/2013/10/cracked-out-chicken-noodle-casserole.html (http://www.plainchicken.com/2013/10/cracked-out-chicken-noodle-casserole.html)



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: cmarion3 on January 01, 2014 06:18:03 PM
Wow...it is only January 1st and so many posts. If only I could get my projects done so fast. And I am already behind due to a cold that has kept me on my Kleenex strewn couch for 4 days.

In no particular order:

Big projects
1. Move tall shelf in Craftroom....requires base board removal, and serious reorganizing of all the stuff on those shelves -- done
2. Find room for the additional donated craft stuff from the closet clean out at church.. -- done
3. Finish re-purposed drawer/new display shelf -- done https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432464.msg5178176#msg5178176

3a. Hooks for craft items. It's on the end of the moved set of shelves. done. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432332.msg5175621#msg5175621
4. Knock down ugly closet in guest room --> done!
5. Refinish floor in guest room --done
6. Paint guest room -- done https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432543.msg5179919#msg5179919
6a. Paint and reseat chairs https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432638.msg5181774#msg5181774
7. Paint dining room
8. Replace failing sewing machine...old faithful is 42 years old and needs to retire. Slipping gears.--> done!

9. Repair old machine for projects that don't involve fabric (paper, tarps, etc. ) --> done
10.

Crafty projects:
1. One dozen fingerless mittens for end of year craft fair --> have 2 pairs done..I have to quit giving them away! 1/28/14 I have 4 done!
2. 4 dozen or more crocheted cat toys for end of year craft fair Done!
3. 2 dozen Christmas ornaments...new design for end of year craft fair
4. Art journal books --> I have made about 4 so far, haven't found the perfect book yet. But I am having fun! This one may be never done...did add a few journals though.
5. Start fine art collage series.
6. Make a permanent gelli plate and start printing. Done, love to use the papers in crafts and cards.
7. Wood house ornaments. I'm thinking of doing a 4 season set or two, not just winter holiday.
8. I have a box of small wood blocks, most are cubes, but not all. I want to make cool little ornaments, maybe based on old wood toys.
9. More paper mache items, light bulb hot air balloons
10. More paper mache items, piggy banks. I have a stash of cheap clear blue plastic piggy banks from a promotion. I want to paper mache them then decorate in various ways. Hopefully a swap will come up that I can use the piggy for and decorate in that theme. Partially done...two are covered with paper, one is partially painted. Just having trouble finalizing the ideas.

Sewing projects
1. Summer shirts from recycled shirts
2. New wrap skirt from recycled clothing
3. Sleep shorts for my daughter
4. More art dolls https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=426878.msg5085604#msg5085604 done
5. More creepy cute monsters https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=428559.msg5115051#msg5115051 done
6. More art critter dolls https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429238.0#axzz2rhnvzj7h done, but they are owls
7. Spirit dolls...have 6 done and have given away several more.
8.
9.
10.

Hmmm will have to keep thinking.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: PixieVal on January 01, 2014 07:13:44 PM
I spent the day working on patchwork curtains for on the way daughter, I finished all the cutting and most of the sewing today, need to sew a few of the big parts together and then the backing on it tomorrow. I am slow at the sewing machine to begin with, but this big old belly is getting in the way, and oh man, crawling around on the floor to organize the patches was something else, or else I think I might have actually done the whole thing today!
So cool to see some people have finished projects already this year!
SilverMoon- I love the toy hammock! I tried to make one last year for my daughter’s room, but could not get the sizing right to save my life!
Pollyprissypants- Wow! That is amazing to start and finish a cuffed cape! I’ve been saying I’m going to make myself something like that for years, but haven’t gotten around to it yet!
You guys are all making me hungry with the yummy food pics and talk!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: SilverMoon on January 02, 2014 12:16:26 AM
That casserole looks delicious. I seriously hate recipes with Ranch Dressing Mix in them though. Because I know they will be incredible, and because we can't get Ranch mix here. There are a few bottled Ranch salad dressings in the supermarkets (as in, 2) but they taste nothing like real American ranch, and the powder is a distant fantasy. I've a friend in the USA how sent me some in packages she sent me (she's my secret USA address when companies won't ship to Australia) but it's not a high or frequent supply.

I am almost halfway through my second Doctor Who scarf. I don't know why I thought I'd be any quicker knitting one the second time around  ::)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: v3nu5 on January 02, 2014 12:42:29 AM
    I have been out of the loop for a while and want to get back to my yearly crafting list. I might have to consider some of the great stuff on all these lists also.  
    I realized it helped me to finish things that I wanted to complete, and when I don't have an active list I kind of forgot to do those things when something came up to distract me. Here is my list:

2014 50 Crafting Projects.
  • Finish tshirt quilt for husband. (WIP)
  • Organize, coordinate my (ever growing) yarn stash.
  • Donate projects made or crochet for charity.
  • Fingerless gloves for nephew.
  • Finish slippers for grandmother.
  • Finish crochet steering wheel cover for my dads truck.
  • Crochet tshirt rug for my pups.
  • Sew new doggie bed with jean scraps.
  • Offer at least 5 items on my etsy shop.
  • Crochet baby cardigans for 2 nieces and nephews.
~.*
  • Learn to Tunisian crochet and use in a new project.
  • Crochet my self a cardigan before next winter.
  • Build, paint and mount a chalkboard for my niece and nephew.
  • Put together a photo scrapbook, or two.
  • Organize my photos.
  • Learn new knitting pattern, or knit a stuffed animal.
  • Make mosaic stepping stone.
  • Organize Craft closet.
  • Crochet cargo netting for my car.
  • Start my own garden.
~.*
  • Bake more breads, pastries, ect.
  • Make more jewelery. Anything, really.*
  • I want to secretly stalk family/friends on pinterest, and make them things on there to surprise them with homemade gifts!
  • Start another tshirt quilt (after I've finished the other).
  • Plant and grow my own mini pumpkin patch
  • Attempt to crochet a hammock... again.
  • Build a standing dog house with my bare hands.
  • Sew a boxspring cover for my mattress.
  • Make my own paper.
  • Crochet hats.*
~.*
  • Repurpose an office chair.
  • Try new recipes for sweet treats, like this (http://allrecipes.com/recipe/turtle-bars/detail.aspx)
  • Finish my grandmothers crochet/knitting projects, in their memory.
  • Try my hand at The Skull Shall (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/skull-shawl-doskallesjal/people).
  • Make lavender sachets for drawers.
  • Practice polymer clay techniques.
  • Make some scented soaps for family.
  • Sew adorable things for my nieces and nephews.
  • Dye wool yarn for a personal project for my self.


Still updating...
* Would still like to continue this one.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bushbaby on January 02, 2014 03:42:38 AM
pollyprissypants  - that shawl looks so cosy! Also you take care with that back. hope you feel better soon.

I did manage another bit of baking yesterday. Since I tried a new technique (using the terracotta mould) and altered the recipie (it was a pre-mix that I part-made in the bread machine and finished by hand to which I added chorizo) I am goin to count this one.



Here is the in progress pic after I made the dough in the machine:



and whats the best way to rise the bread the 2nd time? why on my craft table under the halogen lamp while I knit!



 ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: sheepBlue on January 02, 2014 04:26:12 AM
I think I've been in a spot of denial about starting all over again, but here we are at a new year! My list, subject to changing at all times  :)



art quilt with hand printed fabrics
overdye crochet doily top dark blue
use marbled paper in framed art
Bike inspired sculpture
Make another acrylic painting
Minimum 4 layer lino print
Christmas cards
photoshoot for xmas picture gift


1. jewelry Fin 1/12
2 - 14. 13 TM bags for shop Fin 2/15
15. doily bunting Fin 2/16
16. handcarved cork stamps Fin 2/16
17. washi tape cards Fin 2/17
18. gumball charm bracelet Fin 2/17
19. add lace to tshirt Fin 2/18
20. friendship bracelet for Sofie Fin 2/18
21. spoolman Fin 2/18
22. baby dos and don'ts cards Fin 2/22
23. santa ornament Fin 2/22
24. 5 TM patches Fin 2/23
25. dye bleached shirt Fin 3/7
26. make photo emulsion screen Fin 3/7
27. inkodye goggle dog tshirt Fin 3/7
28. screen print DW shirt Fin 3/9
29. traffic cone ami Fin 3/16
30. baby dress Fin 3/16
31. baby bow headband Fin 3/16
32. Mario themed TM bag Fin 3/31
33. TM patches Fin 4/1
34. arsenic label tshirt Fin 4/5
35. triangle feather necklace Fin 4/6
36. Dixon tshirt Fin 4/6
37. FQ printing Fin 4/6
38. LotR FQs Fin 4/13
39. seahawks shirt for mom Fin 4/13
40. Tiki pillows Fin 4/19
41. cowgirl stamps Fin 4/22
42. phoomph cards Fin 4/23
43. screen printed shirts for lindy Fin 5/3
44. mini weaving for alwaysinmyroom Fin 5/25
45. ATCs A (spider) and S (sushi) for alwaysinmyroom - stumpwork! Fin 5/31
46. Clover twinchie - stumpwork! Fin 5/30
47. mushroom and beetle twinchie Fin 5/31
48. orange french knot pendant Fin 6/7
49. weaving experiments for Sarcastra Fin 6/7
50. Walking Dead hoopla Fin 6/15
51. thistle twinchie for Averia Fin 6/21
52. fungus/moss twinchie for Ludi Fin 8/3
53. poppy twinchie for erica_tattoos Fin 8/3
54. crochet fish rock necklace for Ludi Fin 8/4
55. eyeball pull-string bag for erica_tattoos Fin 8/9
56. a lot of crocheted river rocks Fin 8/16
57. Bird lady art doll for Ludi Fin 8/22
58. skully ticker tape art quilt for erica_tattoos Fin 8/27
59. Business card wallets x 8 Fin 9/1
60. xmas hat for Kylie Fin 9/2
61. doily vest for Kylie Fin 9/7
62. crochet black pixie hat for Grab a Coffee (OWS) Fin 9/11
63. hoopla for erica_tattoos (IYP) Fin 9/11
64. crochet cowl for anna.wahnsinn (OWS) Fin 9/14
65. embroidered pendant for Gma Marian Fin 9/17
66 - 76. 10 TM bags for etsy shop Fin 10/15
77. fiber wrap necklace Fin 10/20
78. freeform crochet necklace Fin 11/2
79. felted tube w/bead detail necklace Fin 11/6
80. crochet baby tutu skirt Fin 11/13
81. iyp 27 Winged in Red for artsycandice Fin 11/22
82. bear hat for Kylie Fin 11/23
83. brain slug headband Fin 11/23
84. geometric embroidery necklace Fin 12/24
85.
 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Flared-trousers on January 02, 2014 04:54:59 AM
I've not yet managed to bake bread that is actually edible (crunchy on the outside, squishy on the inside, is how it seems to go :P) so if I ever do I'd definitely count that too. There is lots of tasty looking food showing up here.

Pollyprissypants I'm amazed at how quickly you managed to knit your cuffed cape -it does look really cosy.

Sheepblue - I'm looking forward to seeing your projects.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 02, 2014 06:00:30 AM
I posted sometime yesterday about working on some entrelac for the first time.  Way to start the new year!  Here's a photo of yesterday's progress!  :D



Knitters - is it just me or does entrelac take up more yarn than regular knitting? 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: fishstix43 on January 02, 2014 06:12:11 AM
The entrelac looks so cool!  I'm always jealous of those who do complex yarny things, but I just don't have the patience for it. 

I got off work early yesterday for the holiday and was able to spend probably 3 hours working on the WIP that has taken over my sewing table and must get cleared before real progress can be made.  It's a steampunk costume coat, but I found the coolest thing to help me get through it.  There's a YouTube channel called Professor Pincushion that does video sewing tutorials and she had one for that exact pattern!  (Just the tutorial is 2 hours long, if that gives you any idea how complex the coat is).  Just thought I'd mention it for anyone who has a hard time learning from reading pattern instructions.  She walks you through every step completely, so it'd be great for beginners.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: deathbeforedishes on January 02, 2014 06:18:35 AM
Wowsies Ffrogg526! That looks so awesome!   :o


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: pinokeeo on January 02, 2014 06:31:45 AM
Wel, I'm not much for knitted items, but that scarf looks amazing!

And the bread looks yummy.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bushbaby on January 02, 2014 07:15:25 AM

Knitters - is it just me or does entrelac take up more yarn than regular knitting? 

I love how your project is working out - just check out those subtle blocks of shade!  ;)  In answer to your questions, yes I does seem to take up more than just flat knitting does. It takes more yarn to get longer knitting than other knitting styles.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 02, 2014 07:21:45 AM
I need that cape pattern!!

Ffrogg--you have encouraged me to try entrelac...I purchased Noro yarn for a specific scarf project but have been intimidated to try it!  It looks gorgeous so far!

ok--you guys are killing me with food projects...I like the idea of counting it as a project if I am not familiar with the recipe or if it is baking something I have not tried...cooking is an art to me as I do not know much about it...hubby cooks and bakes most of our meals...

bushbaby...I spy your lovely yarn bowl!!  I use mine all the time...and for those who are envious, they were handmade by cinnamonteal!!!

I will update the lists page for all new joiners later this weekend...wow...love seeing the lists...

I have two things nearly done and will start casting on for my knitting projects..


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Craftsunderground on January 02, 2014 07:34:45 AM
Participants with links to their pages:Thru post 67 Dec 30--PM me if your link is not working or if I spelled your username incorrectly!!

TIP:  Put your link in your signature for easy updating! Don't know how?  ASK! ;D

I would like to join, it this the correct place? Also, I do not know how to put a link in my signature, so thanks for the help.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: jfer007 on January 02, 2014 07:53:05 AM
I love that scarf! Maybe this will  be the year I will try entrelac!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: lindyv321 on January 02, 2014 08:26:38 AM
Taking down all the Christmas stuff and a good book kept me busy most of the day but I was able to start working on some Valentines Day fairy shrines yesterday.  One is complete and I have two more to work on. 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Flared-trousers on January 02, 2014 08:30:04 AM
Ffrogg that is a lovely looking scarf - is it as complicated to knit as it looks? (Even after many years I am still just at the 'beginner knitter' stage).


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Renstar on January 02, 2014 08:43:25 AM
I have finished No. 1. An asteroids wall hanging for OH, based on an old arcade game (I think)

It is bound and has hanging triangles :)
It just needs to find somewhere to live.




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on January 02, 2014 08:53:42 AM
Everyone's lists look great! Added some more to mine, and plan on getting a few things made today!  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: dewshinesdopp on January 02, 2014 09:15:03 AM
Woot!  One off the WIP list: 

The battle droid for my son's room.  Too big for any of the hoops that I had, so I framed it. 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 02, 2014 09:42:00 AM
Renstar--that is an incredible piece of nostalgia!! 

The droid piece looks great framed!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: ChameleonHound on January 02, 2014 09:46:45 AM
Wow, that entrelac is beautiful! I didn't understand that this was a thing until just now. I must try it!
As it is, this double-knit hat I'm working on is going really slowly. I think today might require some youtube/netflix knitting time, especially if I'm going to finish it before the end of the month!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 02, 2014 09:55:05 AM
I am going to add something to the challenge:  trying new things....what better way to start the New Year?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: gaudiknight on January 02, 2014 09:57:44 AM
Didn't quite make it to 50 in 2013.  Perhaps things will go better in 2014.

Lists!

1. Shawl
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/12571827393/)
Winter Leaf Shawl - Detail (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/12571827393/) by AluminumDryad (http://www.flickr.com/people/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

2. Doll Sweater
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/12073090384/)
Littlefee Sweater (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/12073090384/) by AluminumDryad (http://www.flickr.com/people/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

3. Doll Dress
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/12073091174/)
MelancholyWing's Bodice Pattern (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/12073091174/) by AluminumDryad (http://www.flickr.com/people/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

4. Doll Dress
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/12139062965/)
Rustic Dress (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/12139062965/) by AluminumDryad (http://www.flickr.com/people/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

5. Pinwheels
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=623587)

6. Fetchings
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/12643223194/)
050 Fetchings in Focus (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/12643223194/) by AluminumDryad (http://www.flickr.com/people/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

7. 6 Dozen Oatmeal Scotchies
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/12662678993/)
051 Oatmeal Scotchies (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/12662678993/) by AluminumDryad (http://www.flickr.com/people/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

8. AG Doll Sweater
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=627096)

9. AG Sundress
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=627097)

10. AG Maxi Dress
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=627098)

11. A Doll A Day February 2014 Photo Challenge
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/12548269664/)
046/15 Drink of Choice (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/12548269664/) by AluminumDryad (http://www.flickr.com/people/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

12. Doll Sweater
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/12890862924/)
Simple Sweater (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/12890862924/) by AluminumDryad (http://www.flickr.com/people/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

13. Scrappy Dress
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/13002653684/)
Scrappy-ness Dress (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/13002653684/) by AluminumDryad (http://www.flickr.com/people/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

14. Kathleen's Quilt
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=629768)

15. Steam Punk Scherenschnitte
(https://flic.kr/p/muimyZ)
Cutting Crows (https://flic.kr/p/muimyZ) by AluminumDryad (http://www.flickr.com/people/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

16. Boring Ballot Box
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=630796)

17. Tess' Tiny Sweater
(https://flic.kr/p/mGqyxx)
First (https://flic.kr/p/mGqyxx) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

18.  Easter Cards
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=631866)

19.  Potluck Offerings
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=632735)

20.  Doll Dress
(https://flic.kr/p/nxU6HP)
Sundress (https://flic.kr/p/nxU6HP) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

21.  A Doll A Day April 2014 Photo Challenge
(https://flic.kr/p/mHXGt2)
Morning (https://flic.kr/p/mHXGt2) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

22. Curatorial Socks
(https://flic.kr/p/mU7huz)
Sock (https://flic.kr/p/mU7huz) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

23. More Oatmeal Scotchies

 (https://flic.kr/p/ntf8wu)121 Oatmeal Scotchies (https://flic.kr/p/ntf8wu) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

24. Dishcloths
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=635786)

25. Potluck Chocolate Chips
(https://flic.kr/p/nDbpBv)
127 Baking a Mess (https://flic.kr/p/nDbpBv) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

26. Green Dress
(https://flic.kr/p/nQpTvs)
Balancing Act (https://flic.kr/p/nQpTvs) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

27. Moving House
(https://flic.kr/p/nXRKjf)
164 How I spent my weekend. (https://flic.kr/p/nXRKjf) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

28. Origami Cranes
(https://flic.kr/p/nTr7us)
178 Folded Flock (https://flic.kr/p/nTr7us) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

29. Experimental Quiche
(https://flic.kr/p/o3zrTh)
191 Quiche (https://flic.kr/p/o3zrTh) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

30. A Doll A Day July
(https://flic.kr/p/opsHJm)
Big (https://flic.kr/p/opsHJm) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

31. Kitchen Sink Cookies
(https://flic.kr/p/oz9LSP)
Kitchen Sink Cookies (https://flic.kr/p/oz9LSP) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

32. Pattern Testing
(https://flic.kr/p/og3NAT)
Muslin (https://flic.kr/p/og3NAT) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

33. Peas & Carrots Dress
(https://flic.kr/p/oyC72F)
Plaid (https://flic.kr/p/oyC72F) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

34. Three Night Sweater
(https://flic.kr/p/oHkCnn)
Blue Sweater (https://flic.kr/p/oHkCnn) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

35. Quick Cards
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=645556)

36. Hufflepuff Dress
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=645557)

37. ConKerr Pillowcase
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=645558)

38. Zippered Pouch
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=645559)

39. Octopal
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=645724)

40. How Now Brown Cow
(https://flic.kr/p/oFmz2m)
237 Moo (https://flic.kr/p/oFmz2m) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

41. Shrug
(https://flic.kr/p/oWdRLq)
Swatch Shrug (https://flic.kr/p/oWdRLq) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

42. Wardrobe Staple
(https://flic.kr/p/oGoGUL)
Little Black Dress (https://flic.kr/p/oGoGUL) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

43. Crane Card
(https://flic.kr/p/oLm9aM)
Purple Package (https://flic.kr/p/oLm9aM) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

44. Poodle Square
(https://flic.kr/p/pa22y2)
253 Poodle Square (https://flic.kr/p/pa22y2) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

45. Arithmancy NEWT Dress #1
(https://flic.kr/p/pMV2GZ)
Dress #1 (https://flic.kr/p/pMV2GZ) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

46. Arithmancy NEWT Dress #2
(https://flic.kr/p/pMV2Nv)
Dress #2 (https://flic.kr/p/pMV2Nv) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

47. Arithmancy NEWT Dress #3
(https://flic.kr/p/pMV2U2)
Dress #3 (https://flic.kr/p/pMV2U2) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

48. Arithmancy NEWT Dress #4
(https://flic.kr/p/pMV2Uc)
Dress #4 (https://flic.kr/p/pMV2Uc) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

49. Arithmancy NEWT Dress #5
(https://flic.kr/p/pMV2YR)
Dress #5 (https://flic.kr/p/pMV2YR) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

50. Arithmancy NEWT Dress #6
(https://flic.kr/p/pMV33P)
Dress #6 (https://flic.kr/p/pMV33P) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

51. Arithmancy NEWT Dress #7
(https://flic.kr/p/pvEcyX)
Dress #7 (https://flic.kr/p/pvEcyX) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

52. Pumpkin Dress
(https://flic.kr/p/pR6mpA)
Pumpkin Dress (https://flic.kr/p/pR6mpA) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

53. Robe de Soleil Sundress
(https://flic.kr/p/pDXK9P)
More Muslin (https://flic.kr/p/pDXK9P) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

54. Baby Sweater
(https://flic.kr/p/pKBLNo)
Baby Sweater (https://flic.kr/p/pKBLNo) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

55. Lati Yellow Dress
(https://flic.kr/p/q3LkBq)
Mischa is the most cooperative model (https://flic.kr/p/q3LkBq) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

56. Lapghan
(https://flic.kr/p/pPFvYc)
Chocolate Square (https://flic.kr/p/pPFvYc) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

57. A Doll A Day October
(https://flic.kr/p/pQXmmE)
X is for eXcess (https://flic.kr/p/pQXmmE) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

58. Sassafras Socks
(https://flic.kr/p/pcsGHz)
322 Second Sock (https://flic.kr/p/pcsGHz) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr


59. Bullet Journal
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=656043)

60. Autumn's Box
(https://flic.kr/p/qgMxUm)
327 Boxy (https://flic.kr/p/qgMxUm) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

62. Favorite Things Dress
(https://flic.kr/p/q1PTdV)
Exploring (https://flic.kr/p/q1PTdV) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

64. Ardelle Hat
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=656448)

65. Swap Pouch #1
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=659125)

66. Swap Pouch #2
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=659126)

67. Lati Yellow Christmas Dress
(https://flic.kr/p/qtFo8v)
Christmas Mischa (https://flic.kr/p/qtFo8v) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

68. Tamsin's Christmas Dress
(https://flic.kr/p/qiTnGP)
Christmas Dress (https://flic.kr/p/qiTnGP) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

69. Scarf for Grandma
(https://flic.kr/p/pDzX8B)
357 Ruffles (https://flic.kr/p/pDzX8B) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

70.  Project 365 - A Picture a Day for 2014
(https://flic.kr/p/qDL1yi)
364 Be It Ever So Humble... (https://flic.kr/p/qDL1yi) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: dewshinesdopp on January 02, 2014 10:08:28 AM
I have finished No. 1. An asteroids wall hanging for OH, based on an old arcade game (I think)


You made me feel so old with "based on an old arcade game (I think)".    :P


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: butterflyangel on January 02, 2014 12:05:40 PM
Ffrogg526: Your entrelac looks so beautiful! Lovin it! Makes me want to pick mine up and finish it


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bushbaby on January 02, 2014 12:19:01 PM

bushbaby...I spy your lovely yarn bowl!!  I use mine all the time...and for those who are envious, they were handmade by cinnamonteal!!!

Indeed you do  ;D it is sn essential now when I knit at home.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: whatthepuck on January 02, 2014 12:20:58 PM
I finished my first project of the year. Crocheted dishcloths. I should probably mention that I don't know to crochet. Thanks to youtube I have my first set.

The first dishcloth was pretty sad looking.


The other 3 came out much better.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: v3nu5 on January 02, 2014 01:40:28 PM
That entrelac is gorgeous! Bread looks yummy and I already feel behind.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: jfer007 on January 02, 2014 02:50:27 PM
Having half of yesterday and all of today off has allowed me time to start 2014 off right!!

I made a neck warmer and hand warmers for my dad's birthday. He is a fur trapper and when I saw this fabric I knew he had to get something with it!


Neck Warmer


Hand Warmers

I finished a hat I started a few months ago, then forgot about due to Christmas crafting:


And a headband!





Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Renstar on January 02, 2014 02:51:03 PM
I have finished No. 1. An asteroids wall hanging for OH, based on an old arcade game (I think)


You made me feel so old with "based on an old arcade game (I think)".    :P

There are many I do remember but this is not one of them. Or maybe I was less geeky then, (not that I think I'm a geek now, but my habits might suggest otherwise).  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: dewshinesdopp on January 02, 2014 03:14:26 PM
I finished my first project of the year. Crocheted dishcloths. I should probably mention that I don't know to crochet. Thanks to youtube I have my first set.


*jaw dropped to knees*  You didn't know how to crochet and you got dishcloths???  I am so jealous!  I have been trying to get past the "make a long string" stage for like 30 years.  Seriously. 

*grumbles and wanders off to find the yarn and crochet needles*


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Renstar on January 02, 2014 03:14:43 PM
I have just done a quick reccy through the posts and already such amazing projects:

My review
bushbaby - cute washclothes & awesome breadmaking (chorizo = win)
SilverMoon - awesome toy hammock, I love the colour
dewshinesdopp - the infinity scarf is an useful way of using up something that would have been frogged or wip-binned forever (for me). I love it. Droid = :)
Flared-trousers - buns :)
pollyprissypants - loom - awesome. finished cape - amazing
Sera unravled - that looks lush
Ffrogg526 - entreac is on (one of) my list (s). It's looking good, keep us posted on progress
michelleandbean - more cute dishcloths
jfer007 - awesome, I love the fabric you have used


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Renstar on January 02, 2014 03:18:19 PM
*grumbles and wanders off to find the yarn and crochet needles*

They will never behave if you call them 'needles'  ;D  (hooks  ;D)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: dewshinesdopp on January 02, 2014 03:19:15 PM
Participants with links to their pages:Thru post 67 Dec 30--PM me if your link is not working or if I spelled your username incorrectly!!

TIP:  Put your link in your signature for easy updating! Don't know how?  ASK! ;D

I would like to join, it this the correct place? Also, I do not know how to put a link in my signature, so thanks for the help.


Craftsunderground, it looks like this one slipped by with all of the crafty goodness going on.  
This is definitely the place to be for joining this one.  Alwaysinmyroom is an awesome person and will help with anything you need, I am sure.  Welcome!  


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: dewshinesdopp on January 02, 2014 03:21:03 PM
*grumbles and wanders off to find the yarn and crochet needles*

They will never behave if you call them 'needles'  ;D  (hooks  ;D)



Ahh... that explains it.  They are protesting... and have been for...ever?   Well, I can ~try~ to use that excuse, right?  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Renstar on January 02, 2014 03:35:53 PM
*grumbles and wanders off to find the yarn and crochet needles*

They will never behave if you call them 'needles'  ;D  (hooks  ;D)



Ahh... that explains it.  They are protesting... and have been for...ever?   Well, I can ~try~ to use that excuse, right?  :)

Heck yeah, I use every an any excuse for things getting out of control.

Crochet isn't too tough once you find a good tutor / ial, you will rock it by the end of the year.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Sera unravled on January 02, 2014 04:02:27 PM
So many projects done already, they are all looking great!

Silvermoon--- I found a recipe for ranch seasoning http://www.budgetsavvydiva.com/2012/05/1-minute-homemade-ranch-seasoning-mix-recipe/ (http://www.budgetsavvydiva.com/2012/05/1-minute-homemade-ranch-seasoning-mix-recipe/)

hopefully you can get ingredients.

I had the worst day at work today, I am in need of some knitting therapy.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 02, 2014 06:20:21 PM
Ffrogg that is a lovely looking scarf - is it as complicated to knit as it looks? (Even after many years I am still just at the 'beginner knitter' stage).

Honestly - not NEARLY as complicated as it looks (or as I thought!)!  If you can knit, purl and ssk, you can do this!  There are tutorials on YouTube.  But I bought Entrelac: Essential Guide to Interlace Knitting (http://www.amazon.com/Entrelac-Essential-Guide-Interlace-Knitting/dp/1936096005/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388715519&sr=8-1&keywords=entrelac) ages ago!  And finally decided to dive in on Jan. 1

And here's project #1 FINISHED!  I started it a long time ago, was putting other yarn away, and found it.  Its been sadly ignored for a long time and today was the day!  Its done!  woot!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: PixieVal on January 02, 2014 07:30:25 PM
I don't know, that scarf looks intense! Great job!


I have been working on these everyday this year  ;) Curtains for the baby's room, first curtains ever and all stash. They didn't turn out quite how I wanted, but I don't think the baby will care too much! I used an old white sheet to line the back so it wouldn't have a bunch of open seams.



I gave it its own post: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430530.0#axzz2pJ7EMMnX


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: squidget on January 02, 2014 09:40:31 PM
That scarf loom is RAD!!!!! I have often thought of making something to weave on and scarves are one of my favorites! Great job!!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: SilverMoon on January 02, 2014 11:08:51 PM
Silvermoon--- I found a recipe for ranch seasoning http://www.budgetsavvydiva.com/2012/05/1-minute-homemade-ranch-seasoning-mix-recipe/ (http://www.budgetsavvydiva.com/2012/05/1-minute-homemade-ranch-seasoning-mix-recipe/)

hopefully you can get ingredients.

I can get all of those ingredients, but it won't taste the same without the MSG. I have a friend about an hour away who has some though, if I could just find quantities...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bushbaby on January 03, 2014 01:28:08 AM
I love how vibrant that scarf is Ffrogg526  - is there a pattern anywhere by any chance?  ???  Looks a good one for some yarn stash I have :)


Title: challenge
Post by: that1girl on January 03, 2014 04:59:50 AM
1. cowl


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: vampedangel14 on January 03, 2014 05:45:53 AM
Here are my first three projects. Three sets (of six) washcloths made on my pot holder loom. I think they are too small to use as pot holders so I'll use them as washcloths or dish cloths instead. Made with a mix of Peaches n' Cream and Sugar n' Cream cotton yarns.

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/luckyxiii/11730412964/)
100_2039 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/luckyxiii/11730412964/) by Lucky XIII (http://www.flickr.com/people/luckyxiii/), on Flickr


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: dewshinesdopp on January 03, 2014 05:50:07 AM
Okay, all of this yarn goodness is KILLING ME! You guys are all AMAZING!


 I never did get the crochet *hooks* out last night.  Every time I do, Hubster groans and says "not again" and the children start counting the swear words and planning the vacation that I will be paying for via the swear jar. 

They are all sleeping right now, so maybe I can try without having to pay $20 to the jar. :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 03, 2014 06:28:58 AM
lol   now that my mom lives with us, I am going to have to start a swear jar for me and my hubby! lol

I am impressed by people tackling wips and learning new skills!

All of the washcloths are making me want some...mine never turn out square, but I use them anyway...they also make great little trivets for hot mugs of soup or coffee...

I have a lot of catching up to do...this weekend...and I better get a head start on the January challenge!

that1girl--I see you are already hitting the yarn projects! lovely cowl!  You know I "steal" your ravelry links...I love the free projects you find!

Pixieval--those are lovely curtains for a child's room...or a craft room....love the bright colors!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: texscrapper on January 03, 2014 10:12:47 AM
You yarnies are so awesome!

Ffrog - that scarf is amazing!

pixieval - what a great stash busting idea! I have so many larger scraps that would a great way to use them up!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Naantje on January 03, 2014 11:57:14 AM
First project of 2014: a knit baby cardigan.


This will be going to my goddaughter of five months. Started working on it Dec 29th, just finished today. I learnt some new skills! I learnt the cable-cast on method, I knit my first button holes, I learnt how to neatly attach a vertical panel of knitting to a horizontal panel of knitting and I successfully steam-blocked acrylic. I did it during assembly, because all that stockinette is just so unruly!

Before steam-blocking:


After steam-blocking:


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 03, 2014 12:02:51 PM
I want in!  But I have no idea how to do that linky thing you all are talking about.

And can I list things as I make them or think of them?
They can be swap items, too, right?
And they can be pretty much anything?  So I can cook or paint or write? Pretty much anything creative?
Is there a minimum amount of time that must be spent on each project? Is there a maximum amount of time?

Sorry to be so clueless...  ::)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Renstar on January 03, 2014 12:12:28 PM
I want in!  But I have no idea how to do that linky thing you all are talking about.

And can I list things as I make them or think of them?
They can be swap items, too, right?
And they can be pretty much anything?  So I can cook or paint or write? Pretty much anything creative?
Is there a minimum amount of time that must be spent on each project? Is there a maximum amount of time?

Sorry to be so clueless...  ::)

Linky thing instructions on p3  here  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5136609#msg5136609)
Yes
Yes
Yes
No

And:
Post lots of pictures to make us jealous and inspired. :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: pollyprissypants on January 03, 2014 12:41:05 PM
Thanks for all the kind words about the shawl, gang! I NEVER get around to crafting for myself- it's always for someone else. Bestie made me PROMISE I would make this for myself, I can't wait to wear it! My classroom is always cold, and we're getting a cold front next week, so I'm gonna bust it out in all its glory on Tuesday. The best part? Many of my students crochet, so we can talk technique!

That entrelac scarf looks amazing so far, and your completed scarf is awesomesauce personified, Ffrog526!
Michelleandbean- I can't believe that you got dishcloths from your first crochet attempt! That's really cool!
Alwaysinmyroom- pm your email address and I'll be happy to share the pattern for the cape.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: plaidpineapple on January 03, 2014 01:25:57 PM
Fabulous projects already!  The last couple of months have been so busy that I have hardly crafted.  I am ready to jump into the new year and craft, craft, craft!

My list:
1.Pepperplate Recipe Binder and Meal plans
2.Whimsy House
3. Apron March 2014 :)
4. Make 10 homeless zipper pouch kits to keep in the car
5. make pottery stamps using plaster impressions
6.Old Book art ala JoMama
7. Chiffon Scarf
8. try contact paper masking for pottery glazing  :)Aug 14'
9.door draft blocker
10. pillowcases for my bed summer 14'
11.small embroidery
12. zipper 1st aid pouches for teacher gifts
13. Add to the kids scrapbooks monthly
14. 2 box zipper pouches
15. Recliner overarm storage pocket summer 14'
16.  10 pillowcases for Pineridge res.
17.complete a craftster challenge
18.freezer paper t-shirt summer 14'
19.  Daughters Coat 2014
20. Sun glasses case Feb 2014
21. Flower quilt
22. pottery:  Make another jar with lid
23.  AG Doll outfit aug 14'
24. Birthday cards
25. casual purse
26.Scrumptious Quilt
27. Knit myself a shrug or tank
28.  sew stripe scarf
29. AG doll newsboy hat, knit
30. DD jewelry organizer for Bday
31. taken from dreadfullydivines list-love it! --I'm not getting older, I'm leveling up shirt
32. flowers similar to pincushion_queen awesome ones! http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/2010/10/how-to-make-recycled-paper-flowers.html
33. L's Neon Green overshirt
34. 5 pairs of earrings
35. 2 necklaces
36. 50 DFG liners March 2014 :)
37. citrus quilt
38. Fathers Day cards
39. a clothespin bag http://comeandseetheseitz.com/2010/05/03/guest-blogger-tear-drop-clothes-pin-bag-tutorial-by-liesl-made/
40. Winter jogging pants -with elastic Jan 14'
41.  Liquid soap for foam pumps
42. make something with my alcohol inks that I have had for 5 years and have not used
43.  Jar pincushion
44. New Soap Rugs
45. Make 3 mugs with wheat and White shino  design theme
46. 3 mugs with “raw” clay design
47. New set of  placemats
48. L's curtains Jan 14'
49. Valentines Class Party games Feb 14'
50. B's Party Concession stand Jan 14'
51. WIP Advent Calendar Jan 14'
52. WIP Christmas Couch Pillows Jan 2014
53. Spring Paper Wreath Feb 14'
54. Desk Organizers, upcycled Feb 2014
55. Spiral notebook pencil holder March 2014
56. Embroidery bag for car Feb 2014
57. Easter Egg Decoration
58. Easter Wreath
59. Burlap Wreath
60. Atom shirt summer 14'
61. Lindseys black poofy dress costume March 2014
62. Knit shirt for myself March 2014 :)
63. A pair of jeans for myself March 2014 :)
64. Multitool cases for belts March 2014 :)
65. Daughters Duck Costume Feb 2014 :)
66. Drawstring bags for DFG
 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 03, 2014 01:29:32 PM
Ok, I'm ready to get this party started!  ;D

I will list my items as I begin and/or complete them.  I'll strike them thru when they are complete!

1. Scarf made from some of the wonderful handspun I received from Jexxican.
2. Tiny octopus stud earrings.
3. Cowl for the FoC Raffle.
4. Finish editing my Fairy Tale story. (WIP)
5. Miniature item(s) for Jar of Whimsies swap. (Has to stay secret for now!  ;))
6. TM patch sewing machine cover
7. Earrings to match cowl (#3 above).
8. Another miniature surprise for JoW swap. (pics will be posted after my partner receives!)
9. Surprise zombie-related item for a swap partner.
10. Another miniature surprise for JoW swap.
11. knitted cowl for my MIL.
12. jewelry for a swap partner.
13. notecards
14. apocalypse sweatshirt
15. miniature Easter basket
16. purple button earrings
17. Dinosaur Valentine box
18. Free Art bookmarks
19. miniature mirror
20. Shadowhunter necklace
21. miniature bottles
22. button necklaces
23.Pi quilt
24. miniature kerosene lanterns
25. fox mask
26. jewlery for swap

27. wall art - "Orb of Power"
28. mermaid t-shirt
29. cartoon lip balms
30. leather fairy tale cuffs
31. bizzeebags
32. swap ATCs

33. wall art - "Chicken Legs By Moonlight
34. fairy strings / windchime
35. angel bracelet
36. tiny embellished lock and key
37. Two double sided necklaces

38. busy bauble necklace
39. miniature chest of drawers
40. set of 6 fairy strings

41. Portal t-shirt
42. Sounds of Silence t-shirt
43. Bizzeebag purse
44. domino bracelet
45. purse mirror, lip balms & bracelet
46. maribou purse
47. Pokemon notecards
48. Steampunk-ish notecards
49. We're All Mad Here t-shirt
50. Genuine turquoise necklace
51. "Your Happily Ever After" book

52. cushion covers for family room furniture
53. Iocane powder necklace
54. As You Wish hoody
55. Princess Bride leather cuff

56. dragonfly stitch markers
57. fairy domino necklace
58. Woodland creatures lip balms
59. magnetic to-do list
60. jackalope hoop
61. "mad" tote bag
62. teacup pincushion
63. Father's Day card

64. miniature candy dish w/ candies
65. Opportunity tee-shirt
66. Dog Vader tee-shirt
67. Quilted dish mat
68. Color block maxi skirt
69. Tribal maxi skirt
70. Wedge pillow
71. Felt hamburger

72. E Ho Creato t-shirt
73. Embellished bottle
74. Halloween pj pants
75. mushroom magnetic notepad
76. candy corn knitted hat
77. custom label lip balms

78. superhero notecards
79. HP/Magic mashup track pants
80. TM Fandom bag

81. Great Dane Tee
82. Gargoyle Tee
83. Shabby chic flower necklace
84. Shabby chic bluebird necklace

85. High 5 tee
86. Unicorn apron
87. Bless this Hizzy cross stitch

88. Scrappy fleece scarf
89. Cowl for my mom
90. Thanksgiving wreath

91. Cowl for M
92. Christmas wreath
93. Frozen dress
94. Bacon shirt
95. Iron Man shirt

96. "Awesome" shirt
97. "We're all mad" shirt
98. Minion shirt

99. Bigfoot shirt
100. Got your Back shirt for S
101. Got your Back shirt for J

102. Beard shirt
103. Elsa hat
104. cowl for S.
105. Cowl for H.
106. Cowl for R.
107. cowl for T.
108. Bigfoot shirt
109. AD-HD shirt
110. Epiphany shirt
111. Think outside the box shirt
112. Carpe Diem shirt
113. Christmas charm bracelet


112/50
January - 10 projects
February - 9 projects
March - 5 projects
April -13 projects
May - 16 projects
June - 8 projects
July - 4 projects
August - 14 projects
October - 5 projects
November - 6 projects
December - 22 projects


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: dewshinesdopp on January 03, 2014 04:36:29 PM
Okay, this is probably the lamest thing ever that I am claiming as a "craft".  But... it was a WIP, and it's done, and theoretically it counts under the January theme of organization...so...without further adieu:

I found this absolutely hideous wooden tray with ducks on it at a thrift store for about 50 cents.  So, I took this green glitter paint that I had (Michaels clearance for about $1 for a pint of it), and slathered it all over it.   It hid the ducks, and sparkled- which is always a good thing in my book.

I was looking for places to display the jewelry that I make (under the foolish delusion that I will eventually go to a craft show and sell them).  So I screwed a bunch of hooks into the side of it, but got bored and quit halfway through.

Today, I finished screwing in the hooks.  I call it a "done".  :P



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: PixieVal on January 03, 2014 04:50:59 PM
So many great things!

That baby cardigan is amazing, that would totally take me years to make!

The jewelry holder is awesome, and it feels so good to get something cleared out of the "to do" pile does it!?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: ChameleonHound on January 03, 2014 04:54:42 PM
Okay, this is probably the lamest thing ever that I am claiming as a "craft".  But... it was a WIP, and it's done, and theoretically it counts under the January theme of organization...so...without further adieu:

I found this absolutely hideous wooden tray with ducks on it at a thrift store for about 50 cents.  So, I took this green glitter paint that I had (Michaels clearance for about $1 for a pint of it), and slathered it all over it.   It hid the ducks, and sparkled- which is always a good thing in my book.

I was looking for places to display the jewelry that I make (under the foolish delusion that I will eventually go to a craft show and sell them).  So I screwed a bunch of hooks into the side of it, but got bored and quit halfway through.

Today, I finished screwing in the hooks.  I call it a "done".  :P

I'll bet if you hang some jewelry on there, you'll feel better about calling it a "craft" and not just a "done". ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yofi on January 03, 2014 05:01:58 PM
Wow!  people are off and running on 2014 -- and I just wrapped up my posts in the 2013 thread!

66 notches on my crafting belt this year!

Tubular cowl.... do-ahead rice casserole... strawberry yoghurt...chocolate/raspberry cake and cucumber salad... knit Knubbelchen dolls.... cuttings and winter plantings...quick buttermilk bread and pork/sweet potato casserole...Valentines Day/Movie Night snacks...green dragon riders shrug… Mosaic swirl hat…. Green chili chicken burritos…. More Nisse/Knubbelchen….green hats from stash….Cap’n America XL crib blanket….”Manly Back wrap"….April Lilac scarf….Knubbelchen….Swap food….Swap terrariums….Rhubarb and frangipane pie….Rhubarb vanilla jam, apricot jam….Hooded baby blanket….Knit baby blocks....Doll dress….Cookie selection….Knitting needle roll….Raspberry icebox pie….Cheese board….Lavender sleep pillow and sachets….Tie dye shirts….Buckwheat pillowcase….Papier mache bowls….Playoff beards….Cotton knit personage….Picot-edge baby hat…. Rhubarb chess pie….Swirly girl dress....optic pillows...honeycomb pillow...Shoofly pie....Rhubarb crumble....Sprout and microgreens kit.... Salmon candy and toast....Raised garden bed....Faux stone urn planter....Crotons and 1-litre planters....Chocolate almond bundt cakes....Tabletop book shelf...Dragonriders scarf....Swap purse and wristlet....fall garden swap....pulled pork and raspberry icebox pie....copper cutting starters.... beans on demand.... non-felted slippers....Summertime tops.... crawfish pie..... Thanksgiving pies.... Kit Kat Hat.... CBJ slouchy hat.... tiny Strimma..... Cookie plates.... Sugar plum tree.... Travel bags..... Desert Rings cowl.... Roving honeycomb cowls

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Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: kbrison on January 03, 2014 05:43:25 PM
These are the soaps I made in December and the two batches I made yesterday (the light lavendar on the left and the pink in the center). I'm just learning soap-making so am still doing melt & pour stuff, but am experimenting with molding, colors, fragrances, and inclusions. Hope to work from scratch as my techniques improve.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 03, 2014 07:20:20 PM
Your soaps are really pretty!  I find the whole soap making thing so interesting...you can almost smell them...

I would count your jewelry organizer as a successful crafted item!  You repurposed something (we do have a RRR Board on Craftster!)...and it is going to help organize your jewelry...

I have many projects working simultaneously...a new bag, tissue holders, socks, and an couple of aprons...I look forward to getting many of my WIPS done or giving up on them this year...no baggage to carry around the rest of my life...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yoopidou on January 03, 2014 10:24:27 PM
We are only the third day of the year and there are so many new projects already that I can't comment on each of them. You guys are fast!
The soap are so cute, I would eat them. Truly, they remind me of some sweet we ate around Christmas time when I was a kid!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Flared-trousers on January 04, 2014 01:42:39 AM
Wow - so many great crafts are happening :o

The asteroids wall hanging is cool.

Dewshinedopp I love the battledroid embroidery (and your jewellery holder is inventive, not lame).

Ffrog - thanks for the tips on entrelac and I think I am getting scarf envy as I love your colourful scarf as well.

Pixieval - what pretty curtains - they have reminded me to put vintage patchwork quilt on my list. I have been collecting vintage sheets/curtains/fabric to make a simple patchwork quilt with but I'm daunted as I've never done anything like that before.

All the knitting projects are also great :)

Kbrison those soaps look good enough to eat!

I'm hoping to get another small project done and posted by the end of this weekend.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 04, 2014 02:52:20 AM
Your soap is so pretty KB,love the Celtic mold you used. I've made soaps but never pretty ones!

I like the tray to jewellery display dewshinesdopp   


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Naantje on January 04, 2014 03:14:37 AM
Woo, I was just on pinterest and I had an awesome moment: somebody pinned one of my crafts directly from craftster! Not a re-pin of the stuff I put on my "Made by me" board (that's happened a couple of times, mainly for my Doctor Who mug) but somebody that pinned the ring carrier for my wedding directly from craftster. It's just so cool to run into that! :D

About the soap eating: I actually once did that as a kid! It was strangely shaped soap: a cilinder that was about as wide as a pencil and 4 inches long and it smelled heavily of strawberries. It was bubblegum pink, so me and my friend thought it was bubblegum. Let me tell you: it might smell good, but soap tastes foul! Make sure your pretty soaps are only used for washing! ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: dewshinesdopp on January 04, 2014 04:44:13 AM
Aww...All of you guys are so awesomely sweet!  Thanks for the kind words!  I will take updated pictures with it actually holding some jewelry.  Because ChameleonHound is right, I will feel better once I use it.  :P

Kbrison:  I ~love~ those soaps.  I tried soap-making once.  I loved it.  But, I have the attention span of a flea and never tried it again.  I might have to dig out the supplies and...no.  Not another craft until I at least finish my WIPs. 
Naantje:  that is so AWESOME!  Congrats! 

Pixieval:  Those curtains make me want to pull out my machine and start making a patchwork quilt. 

Everyone I missed mentioning by name:  It's because they are all yarny projects and I draw complete blanks due to crafting envy. 



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 04, 2014 04:52:18 AM
congrats on the pinning!  It is very nice when others like your ideas...we are a sharing community...as long it is not stealing art work and designs, I am all for pinning for inspiration!

I should have some pics of old, 2013, and new stuff...keep the projects coming, everyone!  Spread the word...post here and "out there"


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 04, 2014 07:13:00 AM
I love finding my stuff pinned on pinterest!  :D  It always gives the warm fuzzies!  Congrats Naantje!!

A couple people have asked me for the "pattern" I used to make my scrap scarf.  I'm on my way to start typing it up.  Its really super duper easy.  :D  It'll be posted ASAP!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: fishstix43 on January 04, 2014 07:25:52 AM
Dang it Ffrog!  I said I wasn't going to start any more yarny projects after my current blanket, but that scarf is so pretty I might have to try it if you're posting the pattern...why you gotta be so awesome?  ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 04, 2014 09:04:06 AM
Because awesomeness is what we all are!  ;D ....that is super nice of you to share that beautiful scrappy scarf...I know I have lots of bits and bobs...doesn't it look like stained glass?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on January 04, 2014 09:36:32 AM
I finished my first project of 2014 last night! ;D I made some gathered fabric bowls. They ended up being a little smaller/shallower than I anticipated, but I really like them. They also count as an organizational item for the January craft challenge!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 04, 2014 09:43:05 AM
Very nice!  What another good idea to use up fabric...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: kbrison on January 04, 2014 10:20:58 AM
Love those bowls. May have to look at doing something similar. They would be really nice for displaying things at a craft show.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on January 04, 2014 10:27:33 AM
Love those bowls. May have to look at doing something similar. They would be really nice for displaying things at a craft show.

I followed this tutorial (http://www.aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com/2013/03/gathered-round-basket-3-sizes.html) to make them. :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 04, 2014 10:37:00 AM
Those fabric bowls are great!  Thanks for the tutorial because I could totally find myself making some of those.  :)  Speaking of tutorials..........  ;)

Scrap Stained Glass Scarf
I used worsted weight yarn and a size G hook.  I used Red Heart, Vanna, Marble Chunky, etc that was left over from various projects.  

Chain 35 with black.

Row 1: Using black, sc into 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across.  34 sts.  Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: sc in each st across.
Row 3: Using next color, ch 3 (counts as first dc), skip first st, dc into next st, hdc in next st, sc into next st.  *ch 2, skip 2 sts, sc into next st, hdc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next st* rep twice. Ch 2, skip 2 sts, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in each of the next two sts.
Row 4: Ch 3, skip first st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st. *ch 2, skip 2 sts, sc into next st, hdc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next st *rep twice.  Ch 2, skip 2 sts, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next 2 sts.
Row 5: Using black, ch 1, sc into first 4 sts, sc into each of the free sts in the previous black row (covering the ch2 spaces), *sc in next 10 sts, sc in free sts from previous black row as before* rep twice.  Sc in next 3 sts, sc in 3rd ch of previous row.  Ch 1, turn.
Row 6: sc in each st across.
Row 7: Using another color,*sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next st, ch 2, skip 2 sts* rep 3 times.  Omit ch 2 last time.
Row 8: Repeat row 7.
Row 9: Using black, ch 1 *sc into next 10 sts, work sc into each of the free sts from the previous black row (covering the ch 2 spaces)* rep 3 times.  Ending with 10 sc.

Repeat rows 3 through 9 until scarf is desired length.  Ending scarf with row 6.

My fiancé also crochets and knits so I had him test this pattern before I put it up here.  

Please let me know if you a) try this pattern and b) find mistakes!  

There's a pattern (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/stained-glass-scarf-5) on Ravelry that's very similar but its worked longways.  This is not the pattern I used but I thought it might be helpful.  :)  Enjoy!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yoopidou on January 04, 2014 11:13:28 AM
Lovely bowls. I like how they nest in each other and that you changed the color of the inside fabric.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: meleriffic on January 04, 2014 01:30:52 PM
Wow! People have been crazy busy. The most crafty thing I've done is buy some beading supplies.

There are so many lovely things posted. Way to go!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: RedheadWithThread on January 04, 2014 02:06:56 PM
Meleriffic, I'm in the same boat. I've bought craft supplies and prepped a doll head for customization and that's it. I'm going to draw up a concept for the doll soon, if I can find the MH doll template I printed.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: ChameleonHound on January 04, 2014 06:17:06 PM
I really love those fabric bowls! I have to try that someday!

I've been knitting all day and still am only halfway through my project. Darn you double-knit, you take so long!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: butterflyangel on January 04, 2014 06:23:28 PM
So the guy came home during the holiday and forgot to bring gloves. What's a girl to do? Whip some up for him! This is the first time I've ever knitted anything that wasn't a hat or a scarf. It was kinda hard! I didn't really understand the pattern lol but once I finally got it and made one hand, the second hand was much easier.

Here it is! My first set of gloves ever made! Also, first craft of 2014  :D :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: elyxandra on January 04, 2014 08:05:59 PM
butterflyangel -  Wow, your first ever gloves turned out great! I'm not even brave enough to attempt a hat - scarves and dish cloths only for me :D

I'm feeling behind as I haven't started crafting yet.
I spent Friday night reorganizing my art room, and I came across the supplies for a bracelet that I've been meaning to make forever. It will probably be my first project this year, unless you count cooking (which I won't be) or art journaling. I've decided that this is a good year to actually make the recipes I've been pinning. Today was Tomato Basil Parmesan soup.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: PixieVal on January 04, 2014 10:25:23 PM
Actsofcraftiness- Those fabric bowls are beautiful!
Butterflyangel- great job on the gloves! I’ve been wanting to make gloves or mittens for years!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on January 04, 2014 10:45:57 PM
Thanks for all the love. ;D None of my friends craft, so it's nice to have people to share my projects with.

@PixieVal - Congrats on your little one on the way! I'm due with my second in March, so not far behind you. :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 05, 2014 03:37:01 AM
I've been diligently working on my wips & charity crochet when I have felt like crafting. I'm in a lot of pain a t the moment so I haven't made much progress bt at least I've made some progress  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: PixieVal on January 05, 2014 10:15:16 AM
@PixieVal - Congrats on your little one on the way! I'm due with my second in March, so not far behind you. :)
Thank you! And congratulations to you too! Do you have a bunch of baby projects planned? I'm trying to craft more for this baby than I did the first, but you know how it is when everyone gives you bags and bags of hand me downs, not much left to craft!
I see you have a quite a few big baby projects on your 50 list, awesome! I only have tiny baby projects on my list so far like hats and booties, maybe I'll have to step it up a notch!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Renstar on January 05, 2014 10:27:58 AM
I have made 2 doorstops.  (Although one is only half full as I haven't enough chick peas!)



Great projects everyone, I love the creativity in this board, so much happens in such a short space of time, it's hard to keep up.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: elyxandra on January 05, 2014 12:36:02 PM
I completed my first project of 2014!

I pinned this tutorial and bought the supplies about a year ago, but never got around to making it. I found the package of silver rings during my craft room reorganization, and decided it would be the perfect project to start off the year.



It doesn't take very long once you master the square knot - I made mine while watching two subtitled episode of Sailor Moon (so less than 50 minutes including measuring the cord, and looking for my needles and pliers to finish the knotting). I chose a purple cord, which looks darker in the photos.

And  here is the link  (http://honestlywtf.com/diy/diy-macrame-bracelet/) to the tutorial for anyone interested in making one for themselves.

I love the look of the different charms and colours of cords - I'd like to make a wrist-full of them, so I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for interesting charms!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: JillHogan on January 05, 2014 12:56:45 PM
Such a pretty bracelet, elyxandra.
Thanks for the tut link.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: sagemuffin on January 05, 2014 01:06:36 PM
Gorgeous bracelet, elyxandra! I love that shade of purple you used.
I really want to make one for my friend's birthday, now.

I've finished a scarf - first project of 2014 is done!
I'd post pics here but I guess I'm not supposed to since I already claimed an earlier post. There's a link to that post in my signature, though!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: pollyprissypants on January 05, 2014 03:26:16 PM
Thanks for the tutorial, Ffrog! Looking forward to trying it.

I have baby lovey on my list, but I've decided I'm not a big fan of lovies (more power to you if you like 'em, though). I decided on a blanket, instead.



I am about to SSSSSLLLLLLOOOOOOWWWWW DDDDOOOOWWWWWNNNNNN on my crafting, though- I teach, and break ends today! Back to school tomorrow.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 05, 2014 04:01:57 PM
I've finished a scarf - first project of 2014 is done!
I'd post pics here but I guess I'm not supposed to since I already claimed an earlier post. There's a link to that post in my signature, though!

Post your picsagemuffin! The other post is for your list  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: IsikkahJai on January 05, 2014 04:15:31 PM
OH goodness  :D I don't know if I should join this but it I imagine it would help kick my butt in gear to get those WIP's done at least.

Isi=procrastinator extraordinaire  ::) ::)

 Think I may start with just a list....yes. A list....... ;D

WIP's
Green forest bargello quilt
Red and black messenger bag (Lizzy)
Dark Temptress x-stitch
Sign Language note cards
Faerie silhouette x-stitch

Want to do
Shining Armor MLP Purse
TOLs (BFF, aunt, mother, cousin)
TOL Wall hanging (grandmother)
Skip Beat stenciled Pink hoodie
Blue and black Wolf quilt

New "Never been attempted" projects
French themed Wallets
Small embroidered hoopla
Knitted scarf

Will be adding more later ^^ But first step is done  ;)


Title: challenge
Post by: that1girl on January 05, 2014 04:18:11 PM
2.   Blanket

3.   Bread fail
this bread didn't turn out well at all. I think the yeast didn't work. it was my first time working with it so it. was not good times at all


4.   bags



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: pinokeeo on January 05, 2014 04:58:44 PM
So many wonderful projects have been done so far.  I feel like I'm already behind.

Here's my first project of the new year.  I carved all these spoons in the last couple of days.



And here's a separate photo of three spoons that are all the same type of wood.  I thought that this was funny they all came out a different color.  They are all poplar.



These will be going to the carving show in a couple of weeks.  It's the only big project that I can do now.  I will have my surgery day after tomorrow, and then no crafting for awhile.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Smeddley on January 05, 2014 05:20:53 PM
Oh goodness, so many projects!  I swore I'd keep up with them this year, then started the year with a horrible cold, and just couldn't muster the energy to even sit at the computer.  I did finally get one WIP done!  It was a sketch I'd started... two years ago?  During my swirly art phase.

#1 - Swirly Bird Art (WIP)


I'm still not sure about the one swirl under the purple bit on the chest... part of me wants to color it in entirely, the other part says to leave it...  I just don't know!

More of my "swirly art period" can be found at this post: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430601.0#axzz2pZmGxl8Z (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430601.0#axzz2pZmGxl8Z)




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: texscrapper on January 05, 2014 05:22:13 PM
pinokeeo - Those spoons are great! I'm always so impressed with your carving abilities - you blow me away!

Finished up another Dolly & Me outfit that I was commissioned to do. These are so fun, and with a house full of boys, I love to make girly stuff! The shirts are machine embroidered and the skirts are from a pattern I've adapted and used for several years.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Sera unravled on January 05, 2014 06:11:23 PM
I finished my socks today. woohoo


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: sagemuffin on January 05, 2014 06:53:15 PM
Oh my goodness, y'all are making me feel so jealous with all this cool stuff!
I wish I was half as talented.

Anyway, since apparently I can post a picture despite claiming an earlier post, here's the scarf I finally finished up today. It's simple, but warm.
My kitty Sage is modeling it. :D



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: dreadlocklove on January 05, 2014 08:24:09 PM
WOW to those spoons!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: SilverMoon on January 05, 2014 09:49:46 PM
OH goodness  :D I don't know if I should join this but it I imagine it would help kick my butt in gear to get those WIP's done at least.

Welcome to the crazy Isi! And yeah... I know how you like to hold on to those WIPs! :P


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: J_Kieviet on January 05, 2014 11:23:44 PM
Here's the craft room, I was planning to get it cleaned and organized before beginning any projects, but I do need to finish some birthday party stuff before Friday, so I will clean some and craft some until then, but  weekend and the following wee will be time to clean.







Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yoopidou on January 06, 2014 12:18:25 AM
That1girl, was it your first attempt at making bread? or your first attempt with this yeast?

Pinokeeo, beautiful shapes and colors.

Smeddley, you are very persistent(?). I admire you for finishing an art piece two years later.

Seraunravel, the sockks look warm, just what's needed now!

And so does the scarf, sagemuffin. I find it harder to work on a very simple scarf as there are no colors or patterns to see how the project progresses. It feels like adding a few rows doesn't change anything.

Cute doll and girl outfit.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bushbaby on January 06, 2014 01:33:08 AM
Wow, I look away for a few days and how much have you all have posted! such lovelies all :D

I have finished the 5 baby facecloths I started knitting on new years day, and have started in on a new pair of socks straight away!

I will post pics of the facecloths soon.  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: that1girl on January 06, 2014 04:46:34 AM
yoopidou yeast, and every other time I've tried to make bread it was way to moist like a cake. this was way to dry like a brick


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: dewshinesdopp on January 06, 2014 09:45:04 AM
Here's the craft room, I was planning to get it cleaned and organized before beginning any projects, but I do need to finish some birthday party stuff before Friday, so I will clean some and craft some until then, but  weekend and the following wee will be time to clean.


Aww heck!  That's CLEAN compared to mine!  I keep waiting for the day those people from Hoarders show up to make a tv episode.  :P


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 06, 2014 10:04:19 AM
Those carved spoons are fabulous!

And, love the socks...

Smeddley--your curvy art is really lovely!  They would be pretty on notecards!

I forget how much I love simple scarves...great to do while watch tv...nice job...and fat cat!!! ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: dreadlocklove on January 06, 2014 12:01:54 PM
I'm a bit on a scarf kick. 

A cotton/linen blend (olive) and wool (dark green):



Thrift shop acrylics:



And more thrift shop yarn:



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: PixieVal on January 06, 2014 12:11:34 PM
This place exploded with awesomeness over the weekend! Too much to comment on, but you guys are so inspiring and motivating!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on January 06, 2014 01:20:53 PM
@PixieVal - Congrats on your little one on the way! I'm due with my second in March, so not far behind you. :)
Thank you! And congratulations to you too! Do you have a bunch of baby projects planned? I'm trying to craft more for this baby than I did the first, but you know how it is when everyone gives you bags and bags of hand me downs, not much left to craft!
I see you have a quite a few big baby projects on your 50 list, awesome! I only have tiny baby projects on my list so far like hats and booties, maybe I'll have to step it up a notch!
@PixieVal
I had so many crafty projects planned for my first, and I don't think I ended making any of them. I've got a few planned for the new baby, and since I'm a SAHM this time, I've had time to work on a few things while pregnant. I have a crocheted baby sweater to finish up, and I have a quilt planned. I'm not making anything that I would need/want until she is a little older, so I'm not feeling pressure to finish anything soon or quickly. I AM trying to get as much crafting done as I can (in general) before she gets here, just in case I'm too busy or tired to do much after.  :P


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on January 06, 2014 01:38:50 PM
Project #2 is done! I finished stitching up my 2013 Woodland Sampler last night. I'll be starting a new 2014 sampler (fairy tale themed) this weekend, and the stitching will be spread out over the whole year (a new part of the pattern is sent to you each month). If anyone wants to stitch it up "with" me, you can get the pattern here (http://thefrostedpumpkinstitchery.bigcartel.com/product/2014-sampler).



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: PixieVal on January 06, 2014 02:34:29 PM
I adore those little woodland creatures, too cute!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: butterflyangel on January 06, 2014 03:36:28 PM
@texscrapper-that is so cute !!
@smeddley: your swirly bird looks really cool wish I thought of something like that
@elxandra: thank you! I'm quite proud of them!
@pixieval: you should try these!

Everything looks awesome guys


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 06, 2014 03:52:57 PM
I love the slew of scarves...I am going to do some natural colored scarves...they seem to go with everything and have such a lovely homespun look to them!  I especially love the natural color and the olivey green/grey....

What a HUGE embroidery project!  So darn cute...you do one for each year? wow!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: texscrapper on January 06, 2014 03:56:33 PM
Those scarves are great and I love the embroidery! I look at that and am in awe of the patience that you have to complete those adorable creatures!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY ALWAYS IN MY ROOM!!!!! 35 years - amazing, Congrats!  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on January 06, 2014 05:03:18 PM
What a HUGE embroidery project!  So darn cute...you do one for each year? wow!

The 2013 Woodland Sampler was the first year-long cross stitch project I've done. Since the pattern is split up over the course of a year, it doesn't feel like as much work along the way as it does when you look at it all together at the end. :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: waggonswest on January 06, 2014 06:07:33 PM
I'm in.  I've listed my goals first and will number my projects below.

Quilt projects
WIP Robot quilt
WIP butterfly convergence quilt
WIP dragonfly flimsie
WIP Halloween flimsie
WIP Dainty pink quilt
WIP Ohio/Michigan Star
WIP Round the Block mini Quilt
WIP Bohemian mini
WIP  Three Kings panel

Red and Black quilt
Bear quilt
Blueberry Quilt
Pink and green prairie point quilt
Complete the Project Quilting Season

General Sewing
Make an apron for me using sunpainted fabric
Kitchen curtain

Household
container gardening
regular garden

Shop
List more of the 200 badge designs
Finish design of tea party project
Photoshoots


January  

1.  Snailerpark Trash Quilt  

2. Billboard Picnic Blanket  

3. Twelfth Night Party

4.  Turkey (3 prototypes and a finished product.)  

5.  Groundhog  

February

6.  Robot lunch for 70.

7.  Snowflake apron for the Friends of Craftster swap.

8.  Good N Plenty quilt.  
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431436.0

9. Raven tails.
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431437.0

10. Stuffed ravens group project  (no pic yet).

11. Seat save cushions for the robotics team

12.  Curtains for Spud 1's apartment.

March
13.  Mug Rug

14.  Mug Rug Instructable

15.  Lemoyne Star Quilt

16. Hand quilting Instructable

17.  Paris Fleamarket Quilt

18.  Jam and Bread Quilt

19.  Blackboard coaster prototype

20.  Flying Geese at Sunset wall hanging  

21.  Succeeded at Paper Piecing!

22.  New quilt label designs and multiple labels completed.

23. Bunny Quilt.   https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432948.0

24.  Doll #1 for Art Doll Swap
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433058.0

25.  Doll #2 for Art Doll Swap.

26.  Completed Project Quilting Season 5.

May

27.  Alphabet Blues quilt.  

28.  Pink Pennant/banner for FOCR swap.  

29.  Chalkboard pennant/banner.  

June

----  I completely lost track of my projects for the year.  So, I'm going to list as many as I can here.

30.  BADGES.  Lots and lots of new badges.

31.  Scalloped edge quilt.

32.  Dresden plate wreath quilt

33.  Star stuffies -- 5

34.  Blue man stuffie and digitized face features.

35.  Magic bags.  About a bajillion of these.

36.  lanyards and key fobs.  

37.  Market bags.  9

38.  String backpacks  15

39.  upcycled purses 3

40.  Yeti.  20

41.  Hedgehog ornamets  8

42. Zombie ornaments. 7

43.  Gingerbread ornaments  12

44.  Snowflake fsl  12

45.  digitized and made mitten ornaments  12

46.  Snowman glass ornaments  12

47. Candles  36

48.  Soap.  7 batches

49.  Holly and ivy door wreaths.  2

50.  Butterfly convergence quilt

51.  Table skirts.  3

52.  Neck brace covers  6  Pattern and final products

53.  Felties.  Several of many different designs

54. FSL earrings. 70 pairs

55.  Prayer flag kits 36

56.  Grain bag messenger bag

57.  Grain bag growler holders  2

58.  Grain bag notebook covers 2

59.  Luggage tags  8

60.  Embroidered initial pillow

61.  Sun painted shirts  a couple

62.  Pinterest fail spider cookies

63.  5 more pennants

65.  Embroidered toilet paper 24

66.  Annual Party Prep
  • gingerbread men
    nanaimo bars
    linzer torte
    snickerdoodles
    almond cookies
    Russian teacakes
    chocolate chip
    clementine cake
    Arizona princess cake
    choc/raspberry torte
    white fruitcake
    pumpkin bread
    chex mix
    oyster crackers
    2 batches of marshmallows
    Hodgepodge soup
    tomato soup
    marsala mushrooms
    mushroom bread pudding
     



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: kbrison on January 06, 2014 10:00:21 PM
Just started a new crochet project tonight. Like I really need any more new projects right now!!! At least it will help me destash some yarn (if it doesn't become a WIP for next year).


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: v3nu5 on January 06, 2014 10:33:30 PM
Oh I love all the scarves!  
I finished 2 things from my list so far. Yay for progress.
Fingerless gloves for my 3 y/o nephew.

Steering wheel cover for my dads truck.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yoopidou on January 06, 2014 10:47:13 PM
Dreadlocklove, the scarves are lovely and the colors suit you very well.

ActsofCraftiness, that's a beautiful embroidery, very neatly done.

v3nu5, it's very nice of you to create stuff for your family. The steering wheel cover looks great.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: SilverMoon on January 06, 2014 11:30:35 PM
Here's the craft room, I was planning to get it cleaned and organized before beginning any projects, but I do need to finish some birthday party stuff before Friday, so I will clean some and craft some until then, but  weekend and the following wee will be time to clean.


Aww heck!  That's CLEAN compared to mine!  I keep waiting for the day those people from Hoarders show up to make a tv episode.  :P


I see floor. You're fine!  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: RedheadWithThread on January 07, 2014 12:25:26 AM
Here's the craft room, I was planning to get it cleaned and organized before beginning any projects, but I do need to finish some birthday party stuff before Friday, so I will clean some and craft some until then, but  weekend and the following wee will be time to clean.


Aww heck!  That's CLEAN compared to mine!  I keep waiting for the day those people from Hoarders show up to make a tv episode.  :P


I see floor. You're fine!  ;D

**giggle** What's a floor? The room that is supposed to eventually become the craft room has no such thing! That's something I really should tackle sometime this year...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: dewshinesdopp on January 07, 2014 04:22:30 AM
Here's the craft room, I was planning to get it cleaned and organized before beginning any projects, but I do need to finish some birthday party stuff before Friday, so I will clean some and craft some until then, but  weekend and the following wee will be time to clean.


Aww heck!  That's CLEAN compared to mine!  I keep waiting for the day those people from Hoarders show up to make a tv episode.  :P


I see floor. You're fine!  ;D

**giggle** What's a floor? The room that is supposed to eventually become the craft room has no such thing! That's something I really should tackle sometime this year...

I am so glad that I'm not the only one who has a craft room that looks like an explosion happened.   Not alone *hugging all the messy crafters*


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 07, 2014 06:31:10 AM
I am hugging all of you as well...I should embrace messiness as a sign of creativity, right?

I was wondering if a crochet steering wheel cover is slippery or better than the hard plastic...I would love to have one, especially in winter as it is very cold on the hands...how does it attach?  I would love a link to how this is made...I also love your mitts!  Beautiful color!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bushbaby on January 07, 2014 08:34:10 AM
I am hugging all of you as well...I should embrace messiness as a sign of creativity, right?


Is it a good or a bad thing that I read that as "madness" not "messiness"  ??? ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 07, 2014 09:26:48 AM
lol--we are all mad and messy?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yoopidou on January 07, 2014 10:15:22 AM
January Challenge entry

I sure made a mess in the kitchen trying a new recipe. Inspired by the challenge,
1. A new year, a new you---a project that involves organizing or improving your life: a new outfit, a new recipe, a new scarf, an craft supply organizer
I made fresh pasta from scratch.

I dug out a pasta machine found at the thrift store a long time ago and searched the web for a recipe.
Making the dough was quite easy. Rolling it in the pasta machine was fun. Cutting it proved more difficult as it did not always cut completely through but I got some nice pasta nests drying on the table.

Sadly, the drying was not successful. The spaghetti and fettuccine each stuck together, especially the one that had to wait longer before being boiled. After researching it( but too late), I discovered that the dough was likely too wet and I should have added flour.
It still was good to eat but not very pretty, nor thin and yummy like I had envisioned.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bookstorebabe on January 07, 2014 10:48:39 AM
How'd I get so far behind? Everyone's stuff is awesome!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 07, 2014 10:49:21 AM
You will have to try again!  Try dusting your cut pieces in flour then pile them up...I find that they dry quite nicely and any extra flour falls off...also, small pastas are a bit easier for beginners...but great for trying!  You learned and you can conquer!!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yoopidou on January 07, 2014 11:15:17 AM
Thanks for the tip Alwaysinmyroom. I will try again for sure, maybe stuffed pasta. Do you know a great recipe with mushroom or ricotta?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: deathbeforedishes on January 07, 2014 11:24:23 AM


First project done!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: v3nu5 on January 07, 2014 01:03:13 PM
I'm sorry but I would still eat that pasta. Hats off to you yoopidou for making your own pasta.

Oh and that Gaming wreath xstitch is awesome deathbeforedishes!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: RedheadWithThread on January 07, 2014 01:38:03 PM
I am hugging all of you as well...I should embrace messiness as a sign of creativity, right?


Is it a good or a bad thing that I read that as "madness" not "messiness"  ??? ;D

Well, there is a fine line between madness and genius so it fits.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: dewshinesdopp on January 07, 2014 01:50:04 PM
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/295224_07Jan14_IMG_20140107_124535.jpg

First project done!

That is the best wreath!  Where did you get the pattern?  I need one!  :)  Oh and I clicked the little "this rocks" button on it.  Because it does.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: deathbeforedishes on January 07, 2014 02:35:01 PM
Here is where I found the pattern for the gamer wreath:

http://theboredzombie.com/2013/12/have-yourself-a-geeky-little-christmas.html

She doesn't list colors to use, but here are the ones I used:

DMC
Reds:
666
321
814

Greens:
911
909
913

Blues:
798
796

Yellows:
743
741

Greys:
415
414

Black (310)
White

She made her TETRIS piece more orange than I did, I made it more of an orangey red. :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: dewshinesdopp on January 07, 2014 02:38:26 PM
Here is where I found the pattern for the gamer wreath:

http://theboredzombie.com/2013/12/have-yourself-a-geeky-little-christmas.html

She doesn't list colors to use, but here are the ones I used:

DMC
Reds:
666
321
814

Greens:
911
909
913

Blues:
798
796

Yellows:
743
741

Greys:
415
414

Black (310)
White

She made her TETRIS piece more orange than I did, I made it more of an orangey red. :D


YOU ARE AWESOME!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 07, 2014 06:48:33 PM
ActsofCraftiness - that is adorable!  I love your piece of cross stitch!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yoopidou on January 07, 2014 08:40:01 PM
deathbeforedishes, that's a fun and cute embroidery.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on January 07, 2014 09:59:15 PM
Thanks for all the nice comments about my Woodland Sampler. It was a lot of work and a lot of fun to make. :)

deathbeforedishes - I love your gamer wreath x-stitch!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: trinalocakary on January 08, 2014 06:00:22 AM
yoopidou yeast, and every other time I've tried to make bread it was way to moist like a cake. this was way to dry like a brick

Best bread recipe ever:

http://www.alexandracooks.com/2012/11/07/my-mothers-peasant-bread-the-best-easiest-bread-you-will-ever-make/


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 08, 2014 06:01:46 AM
I admire the patience of cross stitchers!!  That is a fabulous one, DBD!


talk about fabulousness...I know many of you can do this challenge!  There are going to be 10 prizes!!! whoa!
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430663.msg5142004#msg5142004


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bushbaby on January 08, 2014 07:49:09 AM
talk about fabulousness...I know many of you can do this challenge!  There are going to be 10 prizes!!! whoa!
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430663.msg5142004#msg5142004

hmm I saw that earlier. it sounds like a really intruiging idea. not sure if I have anything that I could use for it though - especially given that my "spring cleaning" genes seem to have kicked and I am in the process of massivly de-cluttering our house and thowing out all the rubbish.

Still, maybe I will find something that will inspire me to join in :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: fantasticmio on January 08, 2014 08:16:45 AM
This year I've challenged myself to make 1000 hats for charity.  I'm not sure if I'll make it, but I figure, even if I don't, I'll still end up making a LOT of hats.

Anyhow, here is my progress so far!

These ones were made using whole balls of charity yarn I had in my stash:
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11838413595/)
IMG4352.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11838413595/) by fantasticmio (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

And these were made with an eye towards using up my Patons Melody scraps:
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11838828394/)
IMG4353.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11838828394/) by fantasticmio (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
(Also, I'm making them for my Potions OWL for the HPKCHC game on Ravelry, so each has to have at least three colours, with variegated yarns each counting as only one colour)



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 08, 2014 08:21:10 AM
such interesting techniques...I love the patchwork looking ones...nice use of stash!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: fantasticmio on January 08, 2014 08:28:21 AM
such interesting techniques...I love the patchwork looking ones...nice use of stash!

Those are my favourites, too... I keep thinking that I need to make myself a hat like that now!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: cursive_queen on January 08, 2014 10:39:48 AM
Thats a lot of hats and I love a charity goal!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: coulsenl on January 08, 2014 03:18:22 PM
Most of my crafting is for my baby daughter.

I made this drop stitch blanket to fit my baby's car seat.


Penelope the penguin was made from scraps of felt I had leftover from another project.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: jfer007 on January 08, 2014 05:19:53 PM
So many hats! I love it! And that drop stitch blanket is beautiful!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: kbrison on January 08, 2014 05:33:07 PM
This year I've challenged myself to make 1000 hats for charity.  I'm not sure if I'll make it, but I figure, even if I don't, I'll still end up making a LOT of hats.


Am I reading that correctly? One thousand hats this year? That's almost 3 per day. I'd hate making them long before I even reached 100, so more power to you!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: fantasticmio on January 08, 2014 06:30:10 PM
This year I've challenged myself to make 1000 hats for charity.  I'm not sure if I'll make it, but I figure, even if I don't, I'll still end up making a LOT of hats.


Am I reading that correctly? One thousand hats this year? That's almost 3 per day. I'd hate making them long before I even reached 100, so more power to you!

You've read that correctly!  Wish me luck. lol


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yoopidou on January 08, 2014 07:07:54 PM
The patchwork hats are beautiful and look very soft too. Fantasticmio, 1000 hats!? Even if you do 10 percent, that would be a lot! Kudos to you.

The drop stitch blanket is lovely.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 08, 2014 08:30:32 PM
First completed project!  Teeny octopus earrings!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yoopidou on January 08, 2014 08:31:53 PM
Are the earrings made of shrinky plastic or resin? I like the transparency.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 08, 2014 08:33:29 PM
Are the earrings made of shrinky plastic or resin? I like the transparency.

shrink plastic.  Thanks! :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yoopidou on January 08, 2014 08:37:59 PM
Challenge entry

One more new recipe

I mixed mango, pineapple and passion fruit juice to create a fruit puree to pour on yoghurt.

I used the last passion fruit from the garden. To make it easier to extract the juice, I first put the seeds in the blender for a short time. Then, I used a spoon and a chinois(colander?).


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 08, 2014 08:58:10 PM
Looks refreshing and healthy!

Love seeing baby and children crafts...the blanket is a nice pattern...

Did you draw the octopi on and with what?  They will make cute earrings!

I just finished posting all of my 2013 pics...still have to take more 2014...

Here are a couple of my tiny finished projects:

 a set of coasters to match an apron that is almost finished!


A bluejay to add to my Mom's felt bird collection.




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: meleriffic on January 08, 2014 09:22:21 PM
I like those coasters Always. Are they quilted?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yoopidou on January 08, 2014 10:37:58 PM
The bluejay is beautiful.
I'd like to make some felted birds this year, maybe to put in the Christmas tree at the end of the year.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: SilverMoon on January 08, 2014 11:50:52 PM
This year I've challenged myself to make 1000 hats for charity.  I'm not sure if I'll make it, but I figure, even if I don't, I'll still end up making a LOT of hats.


Am I reading that correctly? One thousand hats this year? That's almost 3 per day. I'd hate making them long before I even reached 100, so more power to you!

You've read that correctly!  Wish me luck. lol

Oh wow! I read that wrong! I saw it, went, "oh one hundred hats? Good on her. That's a lot of hats for charity."

On being corrected, I think you might be slightly crazy (in the most wonderful way of course!) and deserve all the luck we could wish you!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: scaramouche on January 09, 2014 02:42:08 AM
Currently in progress:
- Pink regency gown (re-doing back lacing piece)
- Black harem pants for myself (cut)

Finished projects:
1. Green undertunic for the BF
2. Brown overcoat for the BF
3. Headscarf for the BF
4. Plain tunic for the BF
5. 15 scary kids drawings for theatre
6. Leather snake patch for T
7. Leather bird patch for I
8. Raven bracer for myself
9. Plain tunic for bf
10. Plain tunic for bf
11. Leather chest armour
12 leather kidneybelt
13. New faceplate for kidneybelt
14. Pants for bf
15. Shoulderrigs for armour
16. Plain tunic for bf
17. Pants for bf
18. Tabbard for bf
19. Headscarf for bf
20. Animal hat for Zealand

Proposals
- Another foldover tote (in white) http://www.pinterest.com/pin/25192079139280083/
- Bustle skirt http://www.pinterest.com/pin/25192079138625500/
- Pair of pants for BF
- Make straps for white sheepskin
- Tunic for the BF with applique
- White shirt for brother
- Dress for niece
- two full viking costume sets


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: dewshinesdopp on January 09, 2014 03:44:27 AM
First completed project!  Teeny octopus earrings!


Mad, mad, mad love for the octo earrings.  Those are so cute!  What adhesive did you use?  I have had a lot of trouble with getting my plastics to stick to my findings (when I am actually doing stuff- which is to say, not lately).



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: carolmb on January 09, 2014 04:58:20 AM
Wow you all are on a roll

Great projects


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: fishstix43 on January 09, 2014 05:34:39 AM
Oooh, I love the bird!  I have a friend of the family who is literally a millionaire, so I never know what to get her for gifts, but she loves putting corn out for the birds outside her window.  I think I know what she's getting next year...

Also, I'm starting to rethink my strategy of tackling the biggest, baddest WIP I had first.  I've worked on it for at least two hours every day since the beginning of the year and I'm just barely halfway done.  I don't want to get burnt out before I finish and then not move on to anything else.  Might have to throw together an easy t-shirt or something just to break it up. 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 09, 2014 05:37:28 AM
Yes, Mel..they are quilted.  The batting inside helps absorb any liquids to protect the furniture.

I agree with your strategy, fishstix43!  You can get burned out or bored...I try to mix up fast and easy projects with large WIPS...with knitting, I like to have four or five projects going at once so I can work on whatever one suits me at the time...

And, sometimes....you just need a break, period!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 09, 2014 05:37:44 AM
First completed project!  Teeny octopus earrings!


Mad, mad, mad love for the octo earrings.  Those are so cute!  What adhesive did you use?  I have had a lot of trouble with getting my plastics to stick to my findings (when I am actually doing stuff- which is to say, not lately).



I used E-6000.  Seems to be holding up just fine!  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: fantasticmio on January 09, 2014 06:08:24 AM

Oh wow! I read that wrong! I saw it, went, "oh one hundred hats? Good on her. That's a lot of hats for charity."

On being corrected, I think you might be slightly crazy (in the most wonderful way of course!) and deserve all the luck we could wish you!

I've taken to calling it Operation Crazypants. ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 09, 2014 06:37:14 AM
You are crazy!!  I read that as 100, too...1,000 hats? oh wow...we are cheering you on!!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: fantasticmio on January 09, 2014 09:07:18 AM
You are crazy!!  I read that as 100, too...1,000 hats? oh wow...we are cheering you on!!!

Why, thank you! ^_^

I read an article about a lady who did it last year and it inspired me.  I'm just worried that I'll run out of yarn, of all things!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: tinybits on January 09, 2014 09:08:03 AM
First project of 2014, tiny pair of infant boots for a baby girl. I love scallops!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: meleriffic on January 09, 2014 09:28:28 AM
Cute boots!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 09, 2014 09:31:08 AM
They look like the cuter version of the adult moon boots!!  Darling!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: J_Kieviet on January 09, 2014 11:36:50 AM
Well so far, I am well on my way to 50 :)

All of these are down to just needing hand sewing which I will do tonight, want to get all the machine sewing done before work at 3pm

1)3 doll snowsuits
2)3 doll swimsuits
3)3 doll cowgirl outfits
4)3 doll towels

Still to do before tomorrow
1)3 doll mermaid costumes
2)3 doll ballet costumes
3)3 doll skating costumes
4)3 doll backpacks
5)doll skating rink/swimming pool


so please wish me luck as I get back to work.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: jfer007 on January 09, 2014 11:43:27 AM
With a snow day before my regular day off, a half day, and then another day off, I've been able to get a lot done!

A stocking using my stash yarn for my fiance:


That same fiance volunteered my knitting services to his co-workers, so here are the scarves I made them:


And for my New Years resolution challenge, I'm trying to be more positive and look for the good in every day, so when I found this kit, I knew it would be a perfect reminder for me to keep my resolution:


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: lindyv321 on January 09, 2014 12:02:54 PM
Well I have finished two projects and have a few others in the works already.  No posting though cause they are all for swap packages!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: dewshinesdopp on January 09, 2014 01:27:05 PM
First completed project!  Teeny octopus earrings!


Mad, mad, mad love for the octo earrings.  Those are so cute!  What adhesive did you use?  I have had a lot of trouble with getting my plastics to stick to my findings (when I am actually doing stuff- which is to say, not lately).



I used E-6000.  Seems to be holding up just fine!  :)

Thanks! I'll try that. 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 09, 2014 01:38:43 PM
lol isn't it great when our friends and family volunteer us to make stuff? ;D

I love your little rainbow day stitching!  We should all be reminded to be more positive so that positive comes back around!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: SilverMoon on January 09, 2014 02:29:16 PM
You are crazy!!  I read that as 100, too...1,000 hats? oh wow...we are cheering you on!!!

Why, thank you! ^_^

I read an article about a lady who did it last year and it inspired me.  I'm just worried that I'll run out of yarn, of all things!

When the word gets out that might be less of a problem.
I do a hat or two every month for charity as part of Nerd Wars, and when people found out, they started giving me bags of yarn. My cousin was helping a church friend clean out her garage before moving to a retirement home, and came to my house with a full SUITCASE of yarn.  :o That's my charity stash, because it's mostly varigated with short colour runs, and I don't like the way they work up looking like camo print, but it's saved me a heap for the charity hats.

I just wish overseas postage didn't cost so much - I'd happily donate a bag or so to your efforts!

fishstix43 I know how you feel! I've been working on a full length Doctor Who scarf, because it's almost two months late (I was crazy to think I could get it done in one month though, especially right before Xmas) and I'm barely half done. I've got about another 50 hours to go on it, so I think I might take a short break to do some instant gratification projects too! I did make a super cool tart from a strange recipe that I'm totally counting as a project, but I need to decorate the top, get a picture, and then subject the in-laws to a taste test before sharing it though.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: texscrapper on January 09, 2014 02:46:37 PM
Here is a reversible mini bunting that I made for a swap partner - I loved these fabrics :)



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Renstar on January 09, 2014 03:08:51 PM
I am currently battling some crochet baby converse booties. I have teeny tiny hooks and yarn that is too big, but the guy at work, (well his wife has chosen the colour scheme), who wanted them wants grey and white and it is not so easy to find grey baby yarn!

I had at least another 4 weeks, but they think the baby will be early!

If I get time I may make a more general pair as well, will see how generous I feel.

Great posts guys, in the space of a day, I missed 4 pages , amazing.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on January 09, 2014 03:30:52 PM
I'm in for this year - after SO many projects I never thought to take pictures of this past year, it's time to start tracking properly!   :)

WiPs
1.  Aurora Borealis oil painting

2.  humpback whale oil painting

3.  cherry blossoms oil painting

4.  mountains oil painting

5.  simple flower oil painting
6.  name book - Abby
7.  name book - Kate
8.  name book - MacKenzie
9.  unbox craft room and totally reorganize
10.  fix letter A for Audrey

New
11.  repaint coffee table for new apartment
12.  paint birdhouse for M&FiL
13.  some practical but pretty methods/items to help keep our home neater deleted
14.  4x6 art for swap!
15.  charts for emotions/mood deleted
16.  frame for Michael done but no pics :(
17.  wall art for swap
18.  cat art for swap

19.  conversation heart garland for swap
20.  mini string art heart for swap
21.  handstamped necklace for swap
22.  6 Zentangles for swap
23.  Zentangle with religious emphasis for show deleted
24.  4 sets of splatter painted notecards for SSS (I did 4 sets of 4 cards each)
25.  5 watercolor pictures for SSS  (just one of the 5 I did)
26.  hummingbird stamp for Mom
27.  mother's bracelet – Michelle
28.  mother's bracelet – Mom
29.  mother's bracelet – Karen
30.  mother's bracelet – Angela
all deleted
31.  personalized cutting boards for Ron
32.  personalized cutting boards for Dad
33.  stamped bracelet – Allison
34.  embroider 3 dopp kits
35.  robot pillow for Greyson
36.  personalize leaf press for Jacob
37.  Bartlet for America repro
38.  pillow or hoopla for Mom and Dad's anniversary – tree trunk with hearts - decided to go with a linocut!
39.  tree bed topper thing (not truly a quilt)
40.  make 5 felt boards for littles
41.  set of 3 stockings for BiL, SiL, niece
42.  set of 6 stockings for B, SiL, 2 nieces, 2 nephews
43.  set of 3 stockings for bf, husband, hon niece
44.  set of 4 stockings for bf, husband, hon niece, hon nephew
45.  woodburn periodic table cutting board deleted
46.  set of 2 matching fleece football hats for brothers
47.  corresponding fleece football scarf for sister
48.  IT Crowd wood peg people ornaments
49.  #1 pick undies
50.  Pats scarf
51.  Pats ornament
52.  TWW painted tie
53.  us ornament
54.  make/embroider passport covers for Mom and Dad deleted
55.  make/embroider passport cover for BiL deleted
56.  Jack Russell dog art
57.  daffodils art
58.  Deadmau5 art for swap
59.  watercolor heart tree
60.  Dumbledore quote art
61.  surprise for Avesthel
62.  surprise personal swap item for Avesthel
63.  2 prayer flags for swap
64.  handful of painted/stamped pages for journal or mixed media

64 - 8(deleted)= 56

57.  Mother's Day cards

58.  Alexis and Greyson
59.  Lana for swap
60.  Whimsical tree painting for swap
61.  Other prayer flag for swap
62.  8 mixed media pieces


63. 7 painted tiles
64.  6 oil pastel drawings
65.  8 peak oil impasto paintings

66. 5 traditional oil paintings
67. 10 Soft pastel and watercolor drawings/paintings pictures
68.  25 stamped jewelry tags
69.  Custom necklace
70.  10 watercolor truths
71.  Kate portrait
72.  2 leather stamped bracelets (one is not pictured as my chiweenie chewed through it before pictures)

73.  Painted messenger bag for swap
74.  Painted shoes for swap


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on January 09, 2014 05:10:54 PM
@rockmygypsysoul - I recognize some of those swap items on your new project list.  :P


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on January 09, 2014 05:44:24 PM
@rockmygypsysoul - I recognize some of those swap items on your new project list.  :P

Most definitely!  Much like how some of my projects will hopefully NOT have to be done by me but I figured I'll list 'em now and if someone claims something, I can just replace it with the swap project  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on January 09, 2014 05:51:53 PM
I love it all!

Is there a special name for those style scarves?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: RedheadWithThread on January 09, 2014 06:36:54 PM
I learned something new: with a little patience one can make a bow, arrows and quiver for a doll using yarn, felt, hemp cord, hot glue and plastic canvas:


A huge thanks goes out to alwaysinmyroom for sending me the plastic canvas!  :-*


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yoopidou on January 09, 2014 10:45:43 PM
Tinybits, the infant boots are lovely, and white is a great color choice. It makes the design more important. I would enjoy some similar boots for myself!

The American stocking is super cute and fun and bright, jfer007. The rainbow embroidery is very inspiring. I want to be more positive and find the good in everyday too, especially when the grumpy mood gets me.

Texscrapper, the bunting is beautiful and cheerful. I love buntings. I should make one for myself. Hum, for my house I mean, not to wrap around my head!

FreakieGeekie, groovy archery set. Does the bow really send arrows?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bushbaby on January 10, 2014 12:46:34 AM
CHALLENGE ENTRY - wintery colours - white/blue

Here's my 1st little finish for the year - some baby gifts for my Boss who is having a little boy in Feb.


5 little baby washcloths and 3 pairs of socks (1 newborn size, 2 slightly larger). The socks were made last year but the washcloths were started on 31/12/13 and finished on 4/1/14 :)

and just because I am so happy with how it turned out, here it is all prettily wrapped up for her  ;D:


so thats 7/50.


Title: challenge
Post by: that1girl on January 10, 2014 03:37:00 AM
5.   Biscuits

tried to make biscuit burger buns. biscuits are flaky they did not hold up well. I'm also on the hunt for the best low carb flour to make bread. I found this Jowar flour at a little Indian shop, it has 5g per 1/2 cup but has a gritty taste, it cost 2.00 . soy flour cost  7.00 for the same amount with 4g carbs also not the best taste/texture

6.   Shorts/underwear

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=620701)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=620703)

used this tutorial  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=161680.msg1635308#msg1635308)

The brown pair are skin tight every where but the waist. I did 10" for the waist,12" the the body/leg, 3" inseam, 12" for the sides. I have a 33" lower waist/upper hip bone, 22" thighs . so these numbers seemed ok to me at the time. not so much. they fit like boy shorts and its hard to get up so i dont know if adding elastic to the waist is even worth it.

white pair fit great.  I did 11" for the waist,14" the the body/leg, 3" inseam, 12" for the sides, made the elastic 30" so it doesn't cut into me. I would make another pair but now I only have scraps left in my fabric box. think i need to go to jo-anns  (http://www.joann.com/)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: lindyv321 on January 10, 2014 07:29:22 AM
I love my bunting Texscrapper!!!!

On new years I tried a recipe for Oven Fried Chicken Wings.  They are super buttery... Next time I may try to make them in veggie oil or something.  Mine also didn't crisp up as much as the ones in the photo on the blog


Recipe from FOODLOVERR http://foodloverr.com/oven-fried-chicken-drumsticks/

I made a new chicken marinade last night and it turned out fabulously!
I found the recipe on Pinterest from Bombshell Bling.  It's called Mama's Sweet Marinade Chicken


Link to the recipe http://www.bombshellbling.com/mamas-sweet-marinade-chicken/


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: margiej on January 10, 2014 09:20:40 AM
to Alwaysinmyroom:  5 stars on your craft room!!!Love it, it looks so interesting!!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: butterflyangel on January 10, 2014 11:48:30 AM
@texscrapper: your mini bunting is so adorable. I especially like the birdies  :D

@Renstar: Can't wait to see your baby converses! They're so cute

@lindyv321: wow that marinade chicken! Delish !

So guys, I'm gonna try knitting socks. Both at the same time. It looks intense, so here I go. Wish me luck !


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: RedheadWithThread on January 10, 2014 06:21:01 PM
FreakieGeekie, groovy archery set. Does the bow really send arrows?

Not very far. The felt weighs the thin arrows down too much.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: J_Kieviet on January 10, 2014 10:26:40 PM
I updated my main list, but here's a pic for those who would like to see.  Missing outfit from picture is the swimsuit

I made 3 of each outfit.  The mermaid was self designed as was the ballerina, the snowsuit and cowgirl outfit came from simplicity patterns.  The birthday girl was thrilled, and the next set of doll stuff will likely be for Easter (I fill the eggs with the doll stuff since my oldest niece isn't candy crazy but her 2 younger sisters won't eat anything but candy, so most eggs have toys/craft kits in them.

 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: SilverMoon on January 11, 2014 12:01:13 AM
I have to share this "Cheesecake" - I bought special ingredients, and it was made just to try the recipe, not because we needed it to eat, so that fits my personal requirements for calling food a project.



It came from a photo that someone shared on Facebook, 3 ingredient Cheesecake, and it called for a tart crust, a can of condensed milk, and a litre of yogurt. I'm glad I googled it first, because I changed that to half a litre, and used greek yogurt instead of normal. I don't think this quite warrants it's own post, so I'm going to share my recipe here (since I figure you'll ask for it anyway)

Stupidly easy (but impressive looking) Raspberry and White Chocolate Yogurt Tart
(Also know as the 3 ingredient Cheeseless Cheesecake)

Ingredients:
1 x 250 g packet choc ripple biscuits, crushed
Melted butter
500 g White Chocolate & Raspberry flavoured Greek Yogurt
1 can condensed milk

Method:
Combine biscuit crumbs with melted butter.
Spread mixture in a 20 cm microwave-safe dish.
Mix the yoghurt and condensed milk together and pour into base.
Microwave the tart for 5 minutes, it will be slightly firm to the touch.
Refrigerate until the filling is set.
Decorate with white chocolate hearts if showing off to family.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yoopidou on January 11, 2014 12:26:57 AM
Not very far. The felt weighs the thin arrows down too much.
Ah well, they look great and it's safer that way. :)

The baby socks are adorable. I love the colorful yarn you used.

That1girl, the butterfly pants are super cute. You could add a side strip of another fabric or lace to widen the flowery shorts. They are so cute, you could try to save them.
Did you try putting a bit of yeast with warm water in a bowl? If it doesn't bubble in 5/10 minutes, the yeast isn't good anymore. I found that even if the yeast still works, I have to increase the amount month after month. Usually, at one point, the bread tastes too much of yeast and doesn't "grow" a lot, and I realize I need to change the yeast.

The marinade chicken looks delicious, and I'm not even hungry right now!

The doll outfits all look good. Did you make the shoes and hat too? It's a great idea to put them in the Easter eggs. There's always more chocolate than my husband can eat at our house. He's the only one still eating chocolates once all the eggs are open.

The cheesecake is a great recipe when you only have access to a microwave.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: that1girl on January 11, 2014 03:10:28 AM
thank you yoopidou i might try adding to the shorts later. maybe the yeast was bad ive had it for a couple years


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Taramor on January 11, 2014 06:36:17 AM
I would say the yeast was bad, if it is several years old. I suppose you use dried yeast, it can store 1-1½ year, unopened. Fresh yeast stores for around 1 month in the refrigerator.

I love the doll-clothes, it makes me want to make some too. I loved dolls when I was a little girl, and my mother made a lot of lovely outfits for them. My daughter mostly played with Barbie-dolls, but it is funnier to make cloths for a little bigger dolls.
 
The cake looks delicious.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: dewshinesdopp on January 11, 2014 06:54:13 AM
I have to share this "Cheesecake" - I bought special ingredients, and it was made just to try the recipe, not because we needed it to eat, so that fits my personal requirements for calling food a project.

It came from a photo that someone shared on Facebook, 3 ingredient Cheesecake, and it called for a tart crust, a can of condensed milk, and a litre of yogurt. I'm glad I googled it first, because I changed that to half a litre, and used greek yogurt instead of normal. I don't think this quite warrants it's own post, so I'm going to share my recipe here (since I figure you'll ask for it anyway)

Stupidly easy (but impressive looking) Raspberry and White Chocolate Yogurt Tart
(Also know as the 3 ingredient Cheeseless Cheesecake)

Ingredients:
1 x 250 g packet choc ripple biscuits, crushed
Melted butter
500 g White Chocolate & Raspberry flavoured Greek Yogurt
1 can condensed milk

Method:
Combine biscuit crumbs with melted butter.
Spread mixture in a 20 cm microwave-safe dish.
Mix the yoghurt and condensed milk together and pour into base.
Microwave the tart for 5 minutes, it will be slightly firm to the touch.
Refrigerate until the filling is set.
Decorate with white chocolate hearts if showing off to family.

An eggless cheesecake recipe that is microwave cooked?!?  YOU ARE AWESOME! 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: quaggy on January 11, 2014 07:17:01 AM
I finished a few projects just have 1 picture to post right now but hopes are to get the others up later today or tomorrow.

Clothespin apron I sent to a swap partner!!!! She has received so I am not ruining the surprise!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 11, 2014 08:50:04 AM
I've just completed my first project of the year. I made myself a cowl neck jersey poncho. The main fabric is a heavy-ish jersey but not quite sweatshirt weight in navy blue and the cowl is a thin jersey in a pale blue with darker blue running through it. Dead simple but it adds an extra layer during this cold spell  :) I'll try and get a pic tomo when its light.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Zinziii on January 11, 2014 09:07:02 AM
First two projects of the year finished! :)

Fallout 3 gift package for my boyfriend.



Christmas and birthday presents combined as his birthday is the 8th of January and we didn't see eachother over the holidays. I papier-mâchéd an old jewellery box, hand painted and re-lined the inside. Phone photos don't really do it justice but my camera is currently being borrowed by a friend so it's the best I can offer. There's a lot more texture in the paint job than the picture shows. The Buffout was full of gum as he's constantly chewing gum, and the pre-war money has personalised silly couples coupons on the back as a fun little extra. I also included bought presents, like the art of Fallout 3 book and some glow in the dark bedroom dice because they kinda look radioactive haha. Major thanks to http://emptysamurai.deviantart.com/ whose printables made this possible, as well as my mum who helped me finish it on time haha.


Bioshock Infinite gift box



All hand made except for the 'bring us the girl...' part inside which I printed due to running out of time. I papier-mâchéd the box, painted in a slight gradient effect which doesn't really show in the photo, and hand drew the vigors and logo as well. Hard to see in the image but everything is on raised platforms rather than being flat to the box itself. Also made with the blue colour challenge in mind :) Inside I made a candle in a tin which I decoupaged a Bioshock picture onto. The candle is vanilla scented because I always use vanilla perfume and he says he misses the smell of it when I'm not at his.



Happy to say that he absolutely loved all of it! I was a bit nervous because we've only been together 3 months, and I'd never crafted anything for him before, but he was ecstatic!

Larger images on my Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.607250452644584.1073741830.395257140510584&type=1 (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.607250452644584.1073741830.395257140510584&type=1).


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: that1girl on January 11, 2014 09:59:07 AM
7. Knee highs



I've been working on these since like October. I used these (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/vanilla-latte-socks) patterns  (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basic-knee-high-toe-up-socks). each sock took one ball of yarn (http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/Felici_Fingering_Self_Striping_Sock_Yarn__D5420165.html) .its machine washable because i'm not hand washing anything. and i forget about these things some times and i dont want to shrink anything i spent two plus months on.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 11, 2014 10:06:50 AM
oh,those are fabulous socks!  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: jfer007 on January 11, 2014 10:11:58 AM
quaggy, is that the clothespin apron from "One Yard Wonders"? Regardless, it is lovely!


Zinziii, those packages are awesome! It's always nice when a significant other appreciates the goodies made for them!

that1girl, I love the colors on those socks! Great work!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bushbaby on January 11, 2014 12:26:13 PM
I LOVE those rainbow sock!! Fabulous  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 11, 2014 12:46:21 PM
wow  an archery set for a doll!!  I would never have thought about that, but I am sure it is a unique accessory for the type of dolls you re-make, FreekieGeekie!  You use canvas in such interesting ways...I have a few pieces left that I am going to use for one of those Tardis boxes...I would love to be able to give it to a friend of mine who loves Dr. Who even more than I do! ;D

I wish I had your figure for those cute shorts, that1girl!  They are hot pants!!!  I love the flowers. And those knee highs are fabulous!

bushbaby--what a wonderful gift set for the new baby...I am sure the mother is going to appreciate the washcloths and socks a lot!

I know that grey is a tough color for baby yarn...I had to search everywhere for grey wool to make a Totoro for a baby gift....

Good job, everyone...I better catch up the thread and add all of the new participants...it is growing fast!

I am closing my eyes to all of the cooking...I am doing my best to lose a few pounds before my huge birthday approaches...it is now or never! (But, I did peek... ;D) yummy looking cheesecake...and I think I can eat the chicken...the marinade one sounds pretty healthy!

quaggy--love that apron!  Very nice mix of fabrics!





Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Naantje on January 11, 2014 12:56:32 PM
I get to update my first project of 2014, as the purple sweater has been received: action shots!!!




Me and my little angel of a goddaughter Merel.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: kbrison on January 11, 2014 02:01:09 PM
Sweet, sweet baby girl, and it looks like the sweater fits perfectly!

Love those socks, that1girl! So cheerful and sassy!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: quaggy on January 11, 2014 02:07:22 PM
quaggy, is that the clothespin apron from "One Yard Wonders"? Regardless, it is lovely!


Zinziii, those packages are awesome! It's always nice when a significant other appreciates the goodies made for them!

that1girl, I love the colors on those socks! Great work!

I do have that book , but no it is  A2011 Simplicity SewSimple!

Love the socks and the baby sweater!  Sweet baby!!!!!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 11, 2014 03:12:56 PM
Lovely sweater...even better model....it looks like it is the perfect color and fit for a royal baby girl!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: PixieVal on January 11, 2014 03:21:42 PM
Awesome knee socks and that baby sweater is adorable!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: texscrapper on January 11, 2014 03:53:18 PM
I ADORE those knee socks - they are awesome!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: JillHogan on January 11, 2014 04:00:41 PM
That purple sweater is so cute!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Zinziii on January 11, 2014 04:12:21 PM
Zinziii, those packages are awesome! It's always nice when a significant other appreciates the goodies made for them!

Ahh thank you! Yeah definitely, it's nice to have a guy that appreciates my crafty side for a change haha :) Was a bit nervous about posting, it's the first thing I've shared on Craftster, I've just been lurking and looking at everyone else's amazing projects for years! Feels good to finally get involved.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: pinokeeo on January 11, 2014 04:21:03 PM
I'm back.  I'm recovering.  And I'm amazed at all the new projects that have been done for this year already.  Craftster, you are an incredible bunch of crafters.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: JillHogan on January 11, 2014 04:47:04 PM
Challenge: something new!

For a couple weeks, I've been making a huge mess.
My kitchen is a wax mess and I have a new found respect for candle makers.  I thought it would be easy, like, oh, melt it, pour it, done.  That was not the case.

A bajillion remelts and tries later, I'm pretty proud of my beeswax mason jar candles.  I have two burning right now.






Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: PixieVal on January 11, 2014 04:56:44 PM
Project dump! With these and the others I’ve posted, I’m at 6/50
Rapunzel hats for my friend’s daughters Annabelle and Abigail. We exchange our Christmas gifts next week so I just now made them.


January’s secret CAL project with Hook and Needle group

Doctor Who sign

Used my fabric Everquest map.

Airbrush art for Lily’s room




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 11, 2014 05:39:30 PM
Those candles do qualify for trying something new!  Good for you!  Are they scented?

Val--you are on a roll!!  I love your hats with the braids--so fun!

And the air brush art is good for a girl's room!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: SilverMoon on January 11, 2014 05:48:51 PM
I am closing my eyes to all of the cooking...I am doing my best to lose a few pounds before my huge birthday approaches...it is now or never! (But, I did peek... ;D) yummy looking cheesecake...and I think I can eat the chicken...the marinade one sounds pretty healthy!

You could use skim condensed milk, no fat greek yogurt, and a low fat premade tart crust to bring it down to a "sometimes" diet treat. I want to try using lemon yogurt next, so I'm going to do it low fat - the white chocolate/raspberry yogurt made it very rich!

that1girl, Love those socks! And thank you for linking to the yarn! I'm always on the look out for good rainbow superwash!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 11, 2014 06:32:16 PM
So - do I count something I've done several times before and will probably do several more times before the end of the year?  That is making bath bombs.  I had two people randomly ask me to make bath bombs (that they're paying me for!) so that's what I've been doing this evening.  Just wondering how many times I can count those as a project.  lol


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: rantyhippie on January 11, 2014 06:47:59 PM
I made a pattern from Ravelry called Wind Rows Shawlette. This is my first knit shawl. I love the way it turned out. Ay first I did not think I would like the yarn but it turned out very lovely and looks like a sunset in the desert to me.




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: SilverMoon on January 11, 2014 06:52:56 PM
So - do I count something I've done several times before and will probably do several more times before the end of the year?  That is making bath bombs.  I had two people randomly ask me to make bath bombs (that they're paying me for!) so that's what I've been doing this evening.  Just wondering how many times I can count those as a project.  lol

I always count commissions. And things I've made before. I've made three pairs of those knitted dalek gloves, but I'll always count them!
I usually count batches of things as one project though.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 11, 2014 07:46:34 PM
I always count commissions. And things I've made before. I've made three pairs of those knitted dalek gloves, but I'll always count them!
I usually count batches of things as one project though.

Thanks!  So, after tomorrow, I'll have another project done!  woot!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: v3nu5 on January 11, 2014 08:40:11 PM
Oh wow Zinziii! That Fallout3 and Bioshock gift for your bf is absolutely mind blowing. Love the Big Daddy candle tin, and lunch box.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on January 11, 2014 08:47:23 PM
I tend to think whatever counts for you, counts  :D  When you look at my list, I have some stuff grouped together that really, really I shouldn't in terms of time and commitment and other stuff separated that will be similar and take less time - I pretty much just made it as I went down a list of gifts I intend to give, stuff I want to do for our new apartment, stuff for swaps, and a few things for ME (I think.  I'm honestly not sure).  

So whatever works for you makes sense to me, though I would definitely say stuff for commissions or selling should be included!!   ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: RedheadWithThread on January 12, 2014 01:03:51 AM
Always, I like to try thinking out of the box when using things like that. Blame my aunt who used to make little totes out of plastic canvas :D

Awesome socks, baby sweater, candle, shawl, hats, sign and pillow! I know I missed some stuff but it's all amazing!  :o


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Zinziii on January 12, 2014 04:54:24 AM
Oh wow Zinziii! That Fallout3 and Bioshock gift for your bf is absolutely mind blowing. Love the Big Daddy candle tin, and lunch box.
Ahh thank you so much! Had so much fun making them :)


PixieVal, I love your Everquest cushion! Have never played but I'd love to own map cushions for other games, they look awesome!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: KatMonstah on January 12, 2014 05:55:28 AM
All these projects are making me jealous, so i'm joining in on the fun too :)
I normally only do small things so hopefully this will make me do a few bigger things, and actually finish more of them! I'm also terrible at posting finished projects on Craftster, so let's hope this helps with that too.

My list so far:
Bold is a WIP, strikethrough is finished.
1. Rug
2. January Hoop - Cherry Blossom
3. Boat Cross Stitch
4. Needle Boook
5. Earring Book
6-16. Make a Hoop Every Month
17. Dress from Granny's Liberty Fabric
18. Latin Practice Skirt
19. Art Journal
20. Baby Clothes for J.S.
21.
22.

Hopefully now I've got around to posting in here I'll stop spend less time procrastinating in this thread  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 12, 2014 06:55:53 AM
so many awesome projects on here!  Wow, this thread has exploded!

Zinziii - your projects rock!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: JillHogan on January 12, 2014 07:59:59 AM
I made these for a swap, and they've been received.

First, mint-infused sugar.  It was fun to make, in that it smells so good, and I keep periodically putting it in the food processor and the smell was delightful.  I want to make some more with citrus peel.



Secondly, a mouse taking a bubble bath in a teacup.  Because everyone needs one.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yoopidou on January 12, 2014 09:38:39 AM
Quaggy, your clothespin apron is fantastic. It has a creative and cute shape, lovely fabric and  the trim really compliments it.

That1girl, I love your rainbow socks. They are perfect for the winter: colorful to make you happy and high so they will keep you warm.

Zinzii, I see you put a lot of thought and love in creating this gifts.

Naantje, lovely purple sweater. I like how it crosses on the front to attach to the sides.

Jillhogan, my favorite project are your candles.

Pixieval, so many projects. My favorite is any of the Rapunzel hats. They look fun to wear, especially for kids.

Rantyhippie, the sunset shawlette seems like a lot of work. It looks good and has original colors.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: jfer007 on January 12, 2014 01:38:22 PM
I've decided that on my days off I will try to use my sewing machine since those are typically projects I can't take with me. So, I made a maxi skirt!



I'm pretty sure this is my new favorite thing to wear.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: RedheadWithThread on January 12, 2014 01:44:10 PM
JillHogan, that mint infused sugar must smell divine! Mint is the best ;D
jfer007, that fabric is really cute! :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 12, 2014 01:59:04 PM
I am going to wear more skirts to work this year...kind of sick of wearing pants all the time...cute fabric!

Infused sugar...I am not big on mint...what else can you use to infuse into the sugar?  I bet it does smell wonderful!

Moderator Comment  I think I am all caught up with the links to everyone's lists. Please check yours out and let me know if I missed anyone or if the link is incorrect! Also, I checked out a few of the links in the signatures...bunny1kenobi...your link does not go to you page...be sure to highlight your post and then copy the link in the banner box at the top...the browser box......thanks everyone...keep on posting!

Also, have you guys seen the $600 prize package for the PINTEREST contest?  You must do the challenge!!!

Pinning & Winning Challenge (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430671.0#axzz2qDxyJNAx)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: JillHogan on January 12, 2014 02:01:26 PM
I am going to wear more skirts to work this year...kind of sick of wearing pants all the time...cute fabric!

Infused sugar...I am not big on mint...what else can you use to infuse into the sugar?  I bet it does smell wonderful!

There are a few links to infusing sugar on my Pinterest tea board.  I've seen rose petals, lavender and other herbs, and citrus peels.  I didn't really follow any of the directions from the links I found, but after about a week of infusing, I ground the whole thing in the food processor to make the leaves smaller, which I think really helped. 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 12, 2014 02:04:19 PM
thanks Jillhogan--I could get into citrus peel since I mostly use sugar for my sweet tea!  hmmmmm


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: meleriffic on January 12, 2014 02:18:33 PM
Always- a popular thing to infuse sugar with is vanilla.

CHALLENGE ENTRY Either a new you or wintry color.


It has it's own thread here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430767.0#axzz2qDpKByER).


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 12, 2014 02:21:02 PM
Vanilla would be great with my afternoon coffee!

Lovely beading...it has been a while since you posted jewelry, Mel...hope you do more in 2014!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 12, 2014 05:32:49 PM
Ok - I've got two projects done then!  woot!  I'll finish up the other commission tomorrow evening.  Then I believe I'll have two commissioned baby blankets.  jeez - when it rains it pours right?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: waggonswest on January 12, 2014 07:42:01 PM
Two projects done. 

An Instructables post to keep Spud one happy. 

http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Quilt-Sandwich/

And a quilt. 



https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430775.msg5144394#msg5144394


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: kbrison on January 12, 2014 09:18:37 PM
Finished a set of denim potholders from my WIPs list and a hat from my stash.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: v3nu5 on January 12, 2014 09:45:23 PM
Finished another project today. Feels really good. A lot is in part due to this thread. Thanks for the motivation all!
Finish slippers for my grandmother. Worked on them off and on for the last 2 weeks. I kept a ball of emerald redheart and a J hook in my purse. I liked having a project with me everywhere I went. They fit her nicely, but she can still wear socks under if she gets cold.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: LillaTusen on January 13, 2014 12:50:05 AM
Of course... Two days ago I finished four projects, but forgot to take pictures!

Im trying to be active here on Craftster, but sometimes I forget. But I think I will join this 50 projects for 2014, and take pictures from now on. I have a list with things I should do, but trying to have fun and make what I want when Im feeling crafty. Some things are presents and some things just for fun.

Although, Im not sure how I should proceed. Should I make a post where I post all of my finished projects in a list, or just make random posts when I have finished something? I really like lists and have seen a couple of persons having lists in one post.

1. Pony beads bracelets and necklaces for my nieces in xmas presents. (I know, Im early ^^)
2. Paracord bracelet for my older brother, army green.
3. Paracord bracelet for younger brother, orange and black
4. Paracord bracelet for the other younger brother, black and orange
5. Tiny Sea turtle; https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431403.msg5157888#msg5157888


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 13, 2014 05:36:46 AM
alwaysinmyroom--

I may need some help... Are you referring to my 50 projects link?  If so, I'm confused as to which page it should be linking to.  When I click on it, it goes to page 17 of this thread and my list is the last post on the page.

Thanks!  ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 13, 2014 06:54:35 AM
Bunny1kenobi--I am talking about the link in your signature...but that is manly for you, so if you can find your own post that way, then fine...no big deal... ;D.

You can actually link to you EXACT post. When you click on the BLUE heading of your own post, say reply 356, it will put an identifier at the top...www.craftster.org/blah blah...that is what you want to copy...click on my post and you will see that it takes you to your POST, not the page...

Lilla--you can use the post you just did for your list or you can keep up as you go...I like having mine at the same spot so that at the end of the year, I can print it and see what I have done... ;D

waggonswest--your snailtrail quilt is really nicely done!  You go on the FM quilting!

kbrison--those are clever potholders!  I have seen a few like that...I also love the colors in the hat...it is a nice combo when you might not know the person who is getting it...nice and colorful, yet neutral

v3nu5--aww--how sweet of you to make slippers for your grandma! I love the color, and they do look comfy.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: lindyv321 on January 13, 2014 08:11:19 AM
I finished some stuff over the weekend but need to wait until they are received before posting pics. 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 13, 2014 08:38:07 AM
Thanks, alwaysinmyroom! I had no idea I could link to the specific posting.  I will try to update that link when I get home from work today!  :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: LillaTusen on January 13, 2014 08:42:57 AM
Alwaysinmyroom, oh, yeah, thats smart! I will do that me too! And post a link to my post in my signature. :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: sagemuffin on January 13, 2014 10:36:27 PM
My phone hasn't been charged, so I haven't been taking pictures of the stuff I've completed over the past week or so.

It's been nice catching up on everything I've missed here in the thread, though! Everything looks great! <3


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: dewshinesdopp on January 14, 2014 03:57:40 AM
haven't posted any projects in the last few days.  I have been working on a couple of WIPs.  I have one of the doll houses partially painted, and have done a bit more on a couple of the embroidery Wips. 
Today is a day off from work, so I will be getting more done.  I hope to have a project ready to show by the end of the week. 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 14, 2014 05:02:00 AM
I'm ashamed to admit it's taken me 13 months to finish this for my hubby  :-[
It fits him perfectly though and despite my mistakes he loves it  :)

http://www.allaboutyou.com/knitting-patterns/designer-knitting-patterns/knit-a-mens-sleeveless-v-neck-sweater-free-knitting-pattern-47097



and this is my poncho which is badly in need of ironing  ::) it's a heavy weight jersey type fabric,the cowl-neck is a lightweight jersey that I was happy to find a use for  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: cursive_queen on January 14, 2014 07:45:54 AM
Everyone is doing such great things and we are only 14 days into the new year!

I made my first project of 2014 - 2 Disney Frozen for a friend's little girls - however, I forgot to take pictures.  I am going to make them for my girls too - so I'll post that picture I suppose :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 14, 2014 10:23:50 AM
The OWS 100 is at 101 claims and it is only January!  2014=Craftsters in high gear!!! ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yoopidou on January 14, 2014 11:37:14 AM
Kookaloo-star, I like the poncho a lot. Ponchos are so comfy and lovely. The sweater looks great too and you're so lucky to have a hubby who appreciates your knitting!

Kbrison, denim is a great idea for potholders. they should last long and not hide the stains pretty well.

V3nu5, it's nice of you to craft for your grandma.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: v3nu5 on January 14, 2014 11:55:51 AM
V3nu5, it's nice of you to craft for your grandma.

Thanks, considering she's the one who taught me to crochet, I feel like i'm giving back. It's almost a given, right?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 14, 2014 02:45:34 PM
The OWS 100 is at 101 claims and it is only January!  2014=Craftsters in high gear!!! ;D

LOL!  I have 5 projects on the go right now.... Why can't I finish one before I begin the next?  ::)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on January 14, 2014 03:01:42 PM
I don't want to bore anyone who's also in the Harry Potter craftalong but I completed my first few projects of the new year - four oil paintings.  You can check out the thumbnails on my list if you want at https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5142918#msg5142918   :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: lindyv321 on January 14, 2014 03:04:55 PM
Gorgeous paintings rockmygypsysoul.  I am so jealous of those who can draw and paint.  I can barely draw a passable stick figure ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: deathbeforedishes on January 14, 2014 07:01:40 PM
I finished my crochet fox basket. Fingers are a little sore, but I love how it turned out! The pictures aren't the best, but it is cuter in person.  ;D



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: deathbeforedishes on January 14, 2014 07:10:09 PM
Oh!! I forgot. I finished this as well. I don't really like how the colors turned out. I am trying again with a lighter purple and I hope I like it better. I guess that is what happens when you are trying to match colors to a video game.  ;)



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 14, 2014 09:32:44 PM
that fox basket is just so cute!!  Is it your own pattern?

rockmygypsysoul...soothing colors!  I love the first one...so many of the craftalongs are zooming this year!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on January 14, 2014 09:36:09 PM
@deathbeforedishes - As you can tell from my avatar, I love Tetris. :) Your Tetris heart looks great. I also love the fox basket. My hands are also aching from trying to finished a crocheted baby blanket. I took a couple of days off from it, and that has helped a bit.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yoopidou on January 14, 2014 10:34:03 PM
The fox basket is adorable.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on January 14, 2014 10:46:21 PM

rockmygypsysoul...soothing colors!  I love the first one...so many of the craftalongs are zooming this year!

Thanks!  After we moved in and get furniture set up, I created several color palettes for my husband to choose from.  It's especially nice because our living/dining combo downstairs is really SO much easier to keep neat and clean so we're trying to make it a safe, calm, soothing area (my husband has Asperger's so mess makes him super frazzled).  Upstairs is a whole other ballgame but we can handle that as long as the mess is contained  :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: J_Kieviet on January 14, 2014 11:37:18 PM
i did a few 15 minute cleaning sessions today and feel like I got things accomplished so all is good with that, still a long ways to go but I have established a plan  - anything without a home is being put in bins, then next week I will sort one bin/day to determine where is belongs.  With what I guess is 2 hours left to clean before my nieces visit again, I had to figure something out. 

Also waiting until next week(pay day) to get some folding chairs for when my nieces visit, that way it takes up minimal space during the week.

I did finish my vision board base, now I just need photo's and quotes.

Love the fox hat, very cute.


Title: Challenge
Post by: that1girl on January 15, 2014 10:46:00 AM
8.   Scarf i never finished this scarf, there should be another side of pineapples . so i blocked it and im calling it done.


9.   gloves



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 15, 2014 10:52:46 AM
Those are so lovely! 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on January 15, 2014 11:02:22 AM
Project #3 is done! I started this Crocheted Ripple Baby Blanket a few days before Christmas, and it's finally done.

I followed this ripple blanket pattern (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/neat-ripple-pattern), but used this site (http://crochetincolor.blogspot.com.au/2011/11/instruction-for-baby-ripple.html) for the color change patterning.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on January 15, 2014 11:40:50 AM
Such gorgeous yarnie goodies!  Beautiful blanket and I am in love with those gloves!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on January 15, 2014 11:49:12 AM
@rockmygypsysoul - Thanks! I'll be working on some goodies for you today. :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Taramor on January 15, 2014 12:05:33 PM
That1girl - what a lovely scarf! And the gloves to.
ActsofCraftiness - you are one fast crocheteer! It is a very nice blanket.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: kbrison on January 15, 2014 12:12:33 PM
Love those gloves! And BigBabgMomma loves crocheted pineapple designs so think I need to clue her in about your scarf.

I need to start a baby afghan for a boy. Acts, your ripple pattern looks like it would be a good choice. It's been years since I've made a ripple patterned afghan of any size. I think the last one I made was in a rainbow progression, but I like the more subdued appearance of your afghan.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on January 15, 2014 12:18:31 PM
ActsofCraftiness - you are one fast crocheteer! It is a very nice blanket.

Thanks. :) I feel like I am really slow at crocheting! I made a bunch of little mistakes and had to pull out a lot of stitches many times. I wonder when I would have finished it if I hadn't made so many mistakes along the way. :p


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Naantje on January 15, 2014 12:39:29 PM
I made a ripple blanket too, but on a way, way smaller scale! It's a lounging blanket for our cats, who are always hanging out on the window sill above the radiator, because it's nice and warm. Now it will be nice and warm AND soft. :)



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on January 15, 2014 01:07:50 PM
I made a ripple blanket too, but on a way, way smaller scale! It's a lounging blanket for our cats, who are always hanging out on the window sill above the radiator, because it's nice and warm. Now it will be nice and warm AND soft. :)

It's cute! Oh, the things we do (and make) for our cats . . . :) I wish mine had been that small.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: that1girl on January 15, 2014 01:44:39 PM
this is the pattern for the shawl Keepsake Lace Shawl  (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/keepsake-lace-shawl)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 15, 2014 01:49:25 PM
thanks for the pattern link T1g, I like your scarf version just as much (if not more so) than the original. You make so many lovely things and so fast!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yoopidou on January 15, 2014 03:18:30 PM
That1girl, the lace aspect of your wool projects is very charming and delicate.

The crocheted blankets look good, and soft, and warm.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: that1girl on January 15, 2014 04:24:24 PM
thank you guys


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 15, 2014 05:37:14 PM
I am a huge fan of ripple blankets...and that one is lovely...the colors are nice together!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: dewshinesdopp on January 16, 2014 04:19:55 AM
Hey everyone.  My crafting came to a screeching halt this morning for the next little bit.  We had a death in the family.  He was 99, and it was expected, but it still causes lots of non-crafting things to need to be done. 

Not wanting to make everyone down, just letting you all know why I won't be commenting/posting at the moment.  :P



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: sheepBlue on January 16, 2014 04:56:40 AM
Where have I been? It's halfway into January and I'm only now posting a few small things I've made, yikes. I've been on a huge bag-making kick which is slowly chugging along but leaves little to post, but I have renewed my love for making jewelry (mostly for myself) and have made a few pieces to share  :)

This is a embellished cork pendant that I made for the Bead Soup swap for my partner. I love the look of lace over the cork.



More baubles all for me  :) Simplicity can be beauty.





This one is special as all the beads were in my stash for a long time. I loved them so much but never knew quite how to use them to really show off their beauty...until now.


This is another one that has special meaning to me. The focal pendant is recycled from some beautifully hideous earrings that my mom had forever. On my last visit home she gave them to me but there was no way I was actually going to wear them as earrings (not to mention as earrings they are ridiculously heavy). So I snipped the post off the back off one of the earrings and glued on a lovely brass filigree piece and then put this together. I do love the asymmetry of it.




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: fishstix43 on January 16, 2014 05:35:35 AM
I really like that key necklace, sheepblue.

I finished my first project!  It's a Sewaholic Renfrew, the closest thing I have to a TnT t-shirt pattern.  Made from pretty thin polyester, so it's not the most luxurious thing in the world to wear, but I have to sew up all the sort of yucky fabric so that I'll have really gotten my skills up to snuff to sew the really nice fabrics. 



Now back to the steampunk costume for round 2! 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: elyxandra on January 16, 2014 05:38:23 AM
Great pieces sheepBlue!
I would never have considered a cork as potential for a great piece of jewellery - I love the little armadillo on top. The fish and the feather pieces are also stunning.
You sure caught up quickly!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: jfer007 on January 16, 2014 05:40:41 AM
Those necklaces are wonderful! And I love the color of that shirt!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 16, 2014 05:50:06 AM
Those necklaces are wonderful! And I love the color of that shirt!

Just what I was thinking!  I think my fave necklace is the one you made out of the earring.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Naantje on January 16, 2014 06:10:46 AM
The cut and colour of that shirt are so up my street :) Nicely complements your skin tone!
Necklace wise, I'd probably go with the beaded one. I do especially like the one with the key, but that's something I wouldn't dare to go for without trying it on: I need to be so careful with pendants, if the necklace is on the long side, they tend to end up between my breasts  :-\ My brother gifted me a pendant this weekend, and his four year old girl actually reached and tucked it into my cleavage saying: "You can store it away there!" Ah, four year olds have no boundaries! :P

I just finished my third project of the year. It didn't take very much time, but I'm still very proud of myself: it was my first time using a rotary tool. I was going to say first time using a power tool, but I've used a jigsaw, a drill, a belt sander and an electrical sander before, and according to wikipedia a food processer, an iron and a vacuum cleaner are all power tools as well. I suppose you could even call a sewing machine a power tool. :P

Anyway, on to the project: we have this towel rack to hang from a radiator, which in our current apartment we can only use on the bathroom radiator. That radiator is right next to the toilet however, and the towel rack was too wide: it would poke in your arm as you sat down on the toilet... As a result, it spent most of its time stored behind the washing machine, only taken out when really, really required (like when we had a lot of guests) but it sure wasn't practical. Today, I had had enough. I took our Dremel and cut off two rungs off the rack. At four rungs, it's no hindrance anymore, and now we'll actually have a spot to hang our wet bath mats out to dry. Now if only I can educate my husband to actually do that :P


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 16, 2014 06:23:52 AM
clever...I would do that to get nice warm towels to use! ;D

Sheepblue--love your fun jewelry!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: lindyv321 on January 16, 2014 08:14:51 AM
I can't keep up with all the great projects!  I am loving what everyone is making!  I finally get to post a few things since one of my Ongoing Wish packages was received!  I made two stenciled shirts.
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out this design


and I hand cut this robot



I also made this Valentine Fairy Shrine for a swap through Retro Cafe Art Gallery.  I still need to make one more...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: fantasticmio on January 16, 2014 10:09:50 AM
Now if only I can educate my husband to actually do that :P

If you ever figure out how to do that, please post a tutorial!!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 16, 2014 10:36:30 AM
lindy--that Valentine art is fabulous!

Also, the t-shirts you made for the swap were truly appreciated by the recipients!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bookstorebabe on January 16, 2014 10:40:41 AM
lindy, I love the tshirts! And sheepblue,the armadillo lace (there's two words I didn't think I'd use together in a sentence!) pendant is my favorite!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 16, 2014 12:31:24 PM
Finished up a couple of projects, but they are for a swap, so I have to wait until my partner receives before I can post.  Excited and a little bummed at the same time... the anticipation is killing me!  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yofi on January 16, 2014 01:56:30 PM
So many great things already!

I'm getting a rather slow start, with lots of works in progress, and taking some time to step back and assess what I've got and what I want to do this year.

But I do have a few things to report, including this cool cowl.



I got the idea from a cool book called CowlGirls: the Neck's Big Thing to Knit  Alternating bands of knit and purl make an accordion like stack of tubes.  I had this wonderfully soft Heartland yarn in my stash, and I found this great bronze metallic on sale.  I think I may make another in rainbow colored bands for a young friend.

One of my perennial goals is to increase the number of ready-to-reheat meals I have stashed in the freezer.  Altho' I also admit this brown rice, lentil and veggie dish was partially inspired by the long stove-top cooking time -- my furnace was out, and it was brutally cold!



And I'm still making yoghurt on a regular basis.  For dessert I stirred in some strawberry-ginger ale jam that failed to gel.  Tasty - and cheap!  I get about 3 24oz containers of Greek-style yoghurt from one gallon of milk.



Bring on 2014!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yoopidou on January 16, 2014 11:02:02 PM
Naantje, If I had a towel rack and a heater, I would definitively put my towel on it to have a warm towel to wrap myself in when I step out of the shower.

Fishstix43, lovely turquoise top.

Sheepblue, my favorite is the key necklace too.

Lindyv321, I like your stenciled T-shirts, they are very neat. The one by hand is even more detailed than the silhouette one!

Yofi, I make yoghurt too. Yours look very yummy. I used to make it too runny but since I have resolved myself to heat the milk to the boiling point and then wait for it to cool down before making yoghurt, my yoghurt is thick. I can even flip the cup upside down. I, too, find it's cheaper (especially since we eat a lot of yoghurt) and quite easy. I'd love to find a chocolate yoghurt recipe. Do you happen to have one by any chance?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: ONE HAPPY MOMMA on January 17, 2014 01:36:49 AM
Please count me in!  I could use this challenge and encouragement!

Here's my list:

1. Crocheted Seahawk's beanie for my hubby. ~DONE
2. Crocheted Seahawk's beanie for my son. ~DONE
3. Crocheted Seahawk's beanie for my daughter. ~DONE
4. Crocheted Seahawk's beanie for my second cousin, on my husband's side. ~DONE
5. Crocheted black chenille scarf for myself. ~DONE
6. Crocheted dress for a 6-inch Barbie. ~DONE
7. Blue and multi-colored heart t-shirt turned into a skirt for my DD. ~DONE
8. A yellow t-shirt turned into a skirt for my DD. ~DONE
9. Too big navy-colored pleated skirt altered for my DD. ~DONE
10. A woman's tube top styled top altered to become a skirt for my DD. ~DONE
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Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Naantje on January 17, 2014 04:56:32 AM
More projects to add to my list! More crafts for cats, and a practice run for a quickly unravelling paracord bracelet.


A grabbing/hunting ball for Sputnik, suspended from our new cat tree (a gift for my 25th birthday from my parents-in-law) At eight months, Sputnik is a very playful guy and he needs more toys to keep him active (since being neutered, he's started to gain a lot of weight!)


The test-model for my quick-release paracord bracelet. Instructions for the bracelet (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uDhsnYYI7s) came from youtube. Works like a charm!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 17, 2014 06:11:36 AM
Welcome, One Happy Momma!

I regularly make crock pot yogurt...it is a bit runny but I mostly use it in my protein shakes so it is ok...

That lentil dish looks yummy...my mom is letting us have her freezer so I would love to make more "heat and eat" type dishes so that I can eat more healthy...good idea!

I love that cowl...there is a hat that is similar --alternating garter and stockinette stitches to make rolls...love the neutral colors but rainbow would be fun!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: carolmb on January 17, 2014 06:27:26 AM
wow so many projects already I feel like I am falling way way behind




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: lindyv321 on January 17, 2014 08:08:39 AM
Another Ongoing Wish claim has been received so I can post another completed project.  I claimed kittykill for a beaded necklace inspired by this one on her Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/pin/186336503306765245/ 
I studied it for a bit, ordered some beads in colors I thought she would like then made it.  I suppose I should have looked at it again before making it since mine turned out a bit differently...  I have no idea why I though it was a double strand necklace... Would have saved me some frustration if I had only made it one strand!  Oh well I am VERY pleased with how it turned out and want to make another for myself.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: JillHogan on January 17, 2014 08:34:30 AM
Really pretty, Lindy!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bushbaby on January 17, 2014 08:48:53 AM
Its just a little project but I made a satin pouch using up some scrap fabric & ribbon I had.



I've been to tired to post/craft after doing so much de-stashing!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: lindyv321 on January 17, 2014 09:33:06 AM
Perfect for Valentines Day!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 17, 2014 11:30:11 AM
lindy--that woman needs bold jewelry like that to compliment her awesome tattoos!

The colors are fabulous...I like the two strands...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: lindyv321 on January 17, 2014 11:41:35 AM
For once my screw up paid off! 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: waggonswest on January 17, 2014 03:47:40 PM
Just looked through all the pictures.  Awesome sauce gang! 

Re-did an old blog post as an Instructable. 

http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Rest-of-the-T-Shirt/


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: dreadlocklove on January 18, 2014 07:08:18 AM
Your jewelry is really really pretty, Sheepblue.

Back in the day, I bought the Special Issue 2010 of Interweave Crochet Accessories magazine, all for Brenda's Basketweave Bag.  And here I am now, project complete!  It took me way longer than I anticipated, mostly because of a lot of unravelling when mistakes were only noticed after two hours worth of work.  My sister asked a while back to have one made for her birthday.  After making this one, I figure she'll have to pay me for it.  =) 



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: pollyprissypants on January 18, 2014 09:55:00 AM
So my list has making a scarf using the scarf loom I built...... but then a super awesome lady in my spinning and weaving guild kindly offered to let me borrow her table loom. I had a blast using it, so here is my woven scarf that was actually woven on a legit loom! This is my January challenge entry for new craft.



I made it a post over on the weaving board. There's lots more pics there, if anyone's interested:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430894.0#axzz2qlw9ilhC


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yoopidou on January 18, 2014 10:23:32 AM
Pollyprissypants, I love the colors of your scarf, and the fact that it is quite long, and how it looks warm but is not thick.

Naantje, good thing my two cats can't see how pampered your cat is. That's a fun and useful cat house you made!\

Lindyv321, the second strand on the necklace really makes it stand out more.

Bushbaby, your pouch is just perfect for the Valentine's day.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 18, 2014 02:02:48 PM
I also love the woven scarf...nice color blends...it almost looks like it was watercolored...beautiful job!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: elyxandra on January 18, 2014 06:45:00 PM
Beautiful scarf pollyprissypants - the colours remind me of spring.


I made this necklace based on the washi tape bracelet in the current issue of Cloth Paper Scissors. I have a large stash of washi tape and it was the perfect excuse to use some of it.



I made the pendant last Sunday while watching the golden globes, but needed to wait until I could get to the craft store for the gold coloured jump rings and chain.

Can anyone recommend a coating for it? It's just washi tape on metal with some gold leaf pen on the edges, and I'm worried the tape will begin to lift.

While I was out I also picked up some supplies for a few other projects I have planned, so don't be surprised if I post again soon!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: ChameleonHound on January 18, 2014 08:00:22 PM
Yay, I finally get to post something! All of my completed crafts so far before this have been for swap partners that haven't received them yet, so I can't post them. (Though let it be known that there has been 1 item, an ATC and a set of inchies completed).

But, today I made myself a calendar! I really needed one to help me organize timelines, and unbeknownst to me, my father got me off of the Audubon mailing list, so no more free labels and calendars.  :(



It would take up too much room to post all of the calendar pages, but I used photos of Bar Harbor that a friend took - I went to school there, and I really miss it. I bound the edges with some yellow ribbon that I tore off some pj pants. Yay for de-stashing!

Oh, and the sticky notes are reminding me of projects to finish. There are many more below the edge of the picture.  ::)

On to the next task: finishing this [email protected]#!^& hat.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: J_Kieviet on January 18, 2014 09:25:48 PM
I'm finally starting the doll house kit I bought 2 years ago!
I am also going to finish the projects I have cut out before I begin anymore, so this month

purple housecoat
pink housecoat
red hoody
camping quilt
cuddle luscious housecoat


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: SilverMoon on January 19, 2014 01:24:28 AM
I am halfway through this year's first commission, and today I got a dremal and a wood burner tool, so I am looking forward to making something fun with them as soon as I'm done with these dragons.

Does anyone have any suggestions for beginner projects?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 19, 2014 02:30:47 AM
I got a new tool yesterday and I spent the afternoon using it to make something for a swap,my very first _________ and I won't be able to show it off for a while  ::)

love that woven scarf  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: trinalocakary on January 19, 2014 02:51:14 AM
I haven't been able to do much because we finally had to knuckle down and get a roommate who is living in my now former art room. I am moving the last of my art stuff in the next few days, probably all on Sunday (today) though this cold is slowing me down.
The thing is I never even finished finding the rest of my art supplies that had gotten lost in the garage of doom.  Here are pictures from a year ago that show how long it has been messed up and these aren't as bad as it had gotten until just recently.


Before my grandma died she gave me all of the items in her sewing collection partly because I helped acquire most of it and we filled shelves with boxes of patterns (I was able to give a friend about 50 plus size, US26 and above, patterns) and tons of sewing stuff and nearly 170 pounds of material that I had no interest in as I had already the year before taken 70 pounds of my personal material from there to give her more space on top of the maybe 50 pounds I already had at my place.  So I gave another friend probably 155 pounds of material including $400 worth of Pendleton wool I am allergic too and kept a few large pieces of tricot for night clothes.
I have been sorting and sifting the garage to find my art supplies, store the stuff we had to take from the art room in a manner that makes it accessible and to provide the roommate with storage space that won't get mixed with the huge pile of yet to be sorted stuff.
Tonight I hauled in about 3/5 of the material i still have (what i could reach) and washed and dried 6 medium loads (on cold and on low, you can't over fill material loads as it will wrap around the agitator) of material, and sorted it as well as at least one large load's worth of individually bagged stuff that didn't need washing into 4 categories and boxed what I have done so far (yes I have a bunch more I will do tomorrow when I can get my husband to move stuff and reach the rest)....
#1. Craft material ... Random smaller pieces and a few large ones of very unique materials, bits and pieces and stuff for crafting things but not for fashion...some includes decor material like curtain panels.  This filled a huge cardboard box
#2. Fashion Material yardage: this is material that is more than a yard of unsewn material of all kinds that will be used for everything from skirts, to dress clothes to PJs. This mostly filled a 3 section mesh hamper.
#3.  Fashion Material to reclaim: dresses and skirts (mostly velvets) and a few other things I wore when I was much much bigger that I want to upcycle into clothing I can wear (these are from when I was twice as big as I am now so I need to take them apart and use the material because I won't be able to just take them in) many of them have been altered already or have special meanings to me and I want to use the material as opposed to donating them with the other 100+ pounds of clothing I gave away as I lost weight. This filled a large plastic bin
#4. Give away material ... Everything from small quilting pieces to large pieces in colors or textures I don't prefer, this includes a size 28 white silk and beading sleeveless dress that is extremely long and weighs nearly 10 pounds.  When I finish sorting I will be talking to a few of my friends that I haven't given stuff to yet. Again a full large bin.
I have done a few simple art journal/motivational quote pages and I am turning an old dress into a cloak but I have to hand sew it because it is a heavily glittered material that plays hell on my machine.
Pictures when I finish both the cloak and the garage.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Naantje on January 19, 2014 06:05:09 AM
Funny that you're doing this now: I too am cleaning out a similar mess! For me, it's our basement. Yesterday was the first anniversary of us living in our current place. Our basement still pretty much looked like it did when we moved in: heaps of long-term storage boxes, boxes of fabric (similar categories to yours), two disassembled guest beds, two semi-assembled chairs, garden equipment, a disassembled weathered garden bench I'm planning to sand down and repaint. Had been thrown in the mix since: stacks of disassembled wood shelves my mother eliminated from her house so we could use them, a couple of boxes of flea-market leftovers, the most amazing pedal car we're planning to refurbish (flea market find!), boards of wood from a craft, etc.

I've been organising the place since yesterday and made a lot of progress already: the guest beds are assembled (we'll need them now that we're replacing our futon with a regular couch) and night stands are provided, I've put up about half of the shelves (and discovered my mother didn't provide us with enough screws!) I'm sorting stuff as "keep", "gift", "donate", "discard" and I'm slowly making headway in the battle against the dust. It's an old basement though, and I suspect it's a typical case of too much sand in the mortar. I've got my dust mask on when I'm wielding the broom! I've got to go put my nose against the grindstone again now and try to clear away the rest of the mess! I'll be so happy when I've finally sorted that out! :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: texscrapper on January 19, 2014 10:03:06 AM
Two more projects down ...

Bus art for quaggy in the OWS swap (she received so all is good) - this is the first time I used buttons to make art, and it was pretty fun!



I am also working on items for my mantle for Valentine's Day (with the help of some craftster swap friends ;)). I made this on picmonkey and had it printed as an 18x24 posted for the main focal point of my Vday mantle



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: elyxandra on January 19, 2014 12:17:34 PM
Its been a crafty weekend over here at chez elyxandra!

I completed my first two snowpeople (I have enough crew socks to make 12) and I think they turned out oh so cute! I received a sock snowman in a swap a while back and have been wanting to make some ever since.



I also made my first floating necklace from supplies and instructions I received in a zine swap in 2012.



Now I need to get to work on some craft-swap items, which won't be posted for a while.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on January 19, 2014 01:56:08 PM
Those snow people are SO cute!!  Surely I can make those...right?!  :P  (Two minutes ago didn't know they existed; now I don't know how I'm living without them!)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: elyxandra on January 19, 2014 02:28:48 PM
Those snow people are SO cute!!  Surely I can make those...right?!  :P  (Two minutes ago didn't know they existed; now I don't know how I'm living without them!)

I'm sure you can! There's a no-sew version  here  (http://www.blogher.com/diy-no-sew-sock-snowmen)
I opted to sew the bottom shut on mine.

The great thing is that you can customize them however you want. I was thinking they'd make great teacher gifts with details relevant to the teacher's subject - for example, the snowflake charm could be replaced with something to do with art or science.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on January 19, 2014 02:50:02 PM
That's a great idea and thanks for the link!  No snow here in Texas but I think a couple of these around the holidays might help generate holiday spirit!!  Plus I love how you did the cheeks!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: SilverMoon on January 19, 2014 03:14:45 PM
Oh, it must the time for it! I've got to clean out and resort my craft stuff too! I'm not lucky enough to have my own craft room, or a garage (or basement) but just a shelf in the laundry, and a small "pile" area next to the school bag shelves. Since it's so small, it fills up and over pretty quick, and it's so messy right now I'm going to have to pull the whole lot out and start again.

But first, strawberry brownies (a "project" recipe) and some fresh strawberry muffins because I found 69c/pound punnets the other day, so I bought 5. And since I made fresh strawberry ice cream just last week, I'm wondering exactly what to do with two and a half kilos of strawberries lol. If I clean before I cook, I won't get the cooking down, but if I cook first, I'll still be 'gung ho "let's get things done" mood' until I'm actually cleaning. Time for the emergency Cat Empire cleaning music ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 19, 2014 06:38:11 PM
Finished the number one project on my list:  an infinity scarf knitted from the scrumptious hand spun yarn that jexxican sent me in a swap:





I'm so in love with these colors....


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: elyxandra on January 19, 2014 07:31:10 PM
That's a great idea and thanks for the link!  No snow here in Texas but I think a couple of these around the holidays might help generate holiday spirit!!  Plus I love how you did the cheeks!

We have an over abundance of snow this year up here in Ontario!
The cheeks are a small dab of bright pink eye shadow :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yoopidou on January 19, 2014 10:42:00 PM
The calendar is beautiful. Every year, I think I am going to make myself one but I never do!

The snowmen are very cute.

The infinity scarf seems very soft and snugly

Great job starting the spring cleaning in January, ladies! After that, you can come clean my teenage daughter's room. ;D All of you, that might be needed!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 20, 2014 08:22:11 AM
I know that button bus was well received!  What a fun thing that your partner is a bus driver!!!

That infinity scarf really shows off the beautiful yarn!

Loving those little snow people...you guys quit making cute things that I never knew I needed!!!!

Sending out three swap packages tomorrow, so I will have some things to show off soon!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: lindyv321 on January 20, 2014 11:51:29 AM
Those snow people are too cute!!! I must make some for my kids and I.

Yesterday my Minecraft obsessed son turned 9 so I made him a Creeper shirt as one of his gifts.  This literally took 10 minutes to make and he was SO happy with it!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 20, 2014 12:13:46 PM
lindy--you do the best stencilling...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: lindyv321 on January 20, 2014 12:14:40 PM
Ahh thanks!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 20, 2014 01:45:20 PM
nice work, Lindy!  ;D Super cute shirt, and yes, you rock the stenciling!  My Brandon wears the gremlins shirt you made him, all the time!   ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 20, 2014 09:15:32 PM
I finished the entrelac scarf!  whoo hoo!  I'll try to get pictures posted tomorrow or Wednesday!  So happy to have another project done already!  Now I can get started on the commissioned shades of purple baby blanket!  :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: trinalocakary on January 20, 2014 09:17:24 PM
Just made a crockpot of spicy "get better" soup.
Baked 6 chicken thighs(8-10 would have been better but I would have had to dig in the freezer so yeah, 6 it was), skinned then then allowed the meat to cool in the fridge
I added the juices and liquid fat from the chicken to 3 medium thinly sliced onions and garlic in a fry pan and 1 cup of water and reduced it on medium for 40 mins, adding water as needed.
I poured 2 cans of chicken broth, 1 can of diced tomatoes and a small can of tomato sauce into the crockpot with a cup of water and a cup of medium salsa and the shredded chicken in to the crockpot.
After the onions reduced I poured them into the crock and cut up 3 more onions and added a few cups of the liquid from the soup and reduced them again (hey they are yummy and I don't have a deep pan)
This thickened the broth and I sprinkled it with cajun seasonings and finally added 2 cups of thinly sliced frozen green peppers and 1 cup of celery and simmered it 20 more minutes(what can I say? I can't pass up great sales and I have a big freezer) I added a tiny dash of curry powder and stirred it up
Finally I poured it all in the crockpot and mixed it up then ate a bowl full.
It is very thick, sort of spicy and full of stuff that is good for you.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: tryskal on January 20, 2014 09:26:56 PM
 ;D Hey ya'll! I so want to do this again this year. Last year was a big bust. Ended up losing my job of 12 years. Took 4 months to find gainful employment. I kind of spiraled down into a pool of despair & depression. But I can happily say that things are looking much better these days. I have my application in for my former job. Just waiting to hear back from them. Until then I am continuing to learn how to live on 1/4 of what I used to make. If it wasn't for my family I would be homeless & dogless. I'll never be able to thank them enough.

This year I won't be making a list. I'll just report what I've made. Don't even think I'll be keeping count. The main thing I want to learn to do this year is uploading photos. I have a camera somewhere. Just have to find it. And then research!

Already completed a new crocheted satchel bag for my job. I'm a cashier and I can keep a little bag with my necessities in it.

Also completed a new skinny scarf for myself. Working on a hat to match. Also in the works are some crocheted produce bags to use when buying groceries.

I'm only up to page 9 so far. But you guys have been some busy bees!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on January 20, 2014 09:40:20 PM
;D Hey ya'll! I so want to do this again this year. Last year was a big bust. Ended up losing my job of 12 years. Took 4 months to find gainful employment. I kind of spiraled down into a pool of despair & depression. But I can happily say that things are looking much better these days. I have my application in for my former job. Just waiting to hear back from them. Until then I am continuing to learn how to live on 1/4 of what I used to make. If it wasn't for my family I would be homeless & dogless. I'll never be able to thank them enough.

This year I won't be making a list. I'll just report what I've made. Don't even think I'll be keeping count. The main thing I want to learn to do this year is uploading photos. I have a camera somewhere. Just have to find it. And then research!

So sorry 2013 was such a hard year for you!  There have been plenty of times we needed help (in big ways!) and I know how hard it can be to ask for it and to receive it, regardless of how thankful you are for it.  I definitely hear you on the dogless part as well - I know it's been hard for my mom (who has had to help us) to know the money we've spent on them (our chiweenie has horrible allergies and we paid an arm and a leg for his testing and ongoing immunotherapy) but she's come to grips with the level of joy they bring to me.  Anyway, hopefully 2014 will bring new and positive growth for you (and for us all).   :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 21, 2014 06:17:37 AM
Welcome tryskal!  I swear if it were not for crafting and the crafting community, I would not have made it through 2013!  I am also on a more positive upward place...I thank my doctor for new and improved medications for depression and anxiety, my family and all of the moderators here...

Plus, seeing all of these projects is very uplifting!  Please post your pictures...you can't believe how great it feels to see them on display...it feels like you got something done and you have proof! ha ha ha

Trinalockary--it would be great if you could post pictures of your delicious sounding recipes...I am a very visual person and a non-cook...I have no idea if something I make is "right" unless I can see what it is suppose to look like! ;D  I do love spicy foods!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: that1girl on January 21, 2014 10:06:47 AM
10.   Tunic Fail http://www.ravelry.com/projects/that1girl/tunic-dress, pattern (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tunic-dress-4)
making a dress from just a crochet chart, good for doilies not so much for clothes. It turned out to small. i tried to do it many different ways to make it easier. sometimes you just have to give up. now im making a vest with the yarn.

11.   Fabric boxes
i used different parts of tutes 1 (http://diyiydidydyiydi.blogspot.sk/search?updated-max=2013-10-23T15:16:00-07:00&max-results=1&start=19&by-date=false) 2 (http://bettyjoy-tutorials.blogspot.com/2011/02/fabric-boxes.html?m=1)

12.   Pacifier clip


saw this post (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=349023.0#axzz2r3bFe5aV) , went on a crazy hunt for the supplies. couldn't find the right clips anywhere so i settled for these alligator clips from the jewelry section. Ribbon cost more then fabric, crazy so i just gave up on that part. I used the fabric and elastic i already had.

I used this pattern  (http://team-t-adventures.blogspot.com/2012/01/diy-sew-pacifier-clips.html) and just looked at this picture (https://www.etsy.com/listing/156233850/4-in-1-beaded-pacifier-holder-shabby) and figured it out.

I'm on vacation so im working on tons of crafts. a afghan, quilt, vest, baby pillow, socks



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 21, 2014 11:04:54 AM
Vacation.... jealous!  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: lindyv321 on January 21, 2014 12:21:51 PM
That tunic was so pretty!  Too bad it came out doll sized ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Sera unravled on January 21, 2014 03:51:29 PM
It looks like I'll be getting more crafting time in the near future. I am going back down to 40 hours a week which means I won't be working Fridays. WOOHOOO

I'm going to start freezer paper stenciled shirts this weekend, and hopefully get my lap quilt done.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 21, 2014 04:54:04 PM
I love those fabric baskets--thanks for the link...I like to have a variety of styles on hand...

Also, those pacifier holders are something I keep meaning to make...I know I have seen some clips, but now I am not sure where I saw them...I like the fabric ones a lot more than the ribbon ones...they seem sturdier!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: J_Kieviet on January 21, 2014 10:24:25 PM
I finished another UFO, a wall hanging that sat unfinished for about 2 years.

If I'm no working tomorrow (I'll know between 6am and 8am) I plan to finish a UFO dress, some more of my quilt, and we'll see what else I can get finished.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yoopidou on January 21, 2014 11:51:27 PM
Cute fabric baskets!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: lindyv321 on January 22, 2014 09:49:09 AM
Another hand cut stenciled shirt that I made in the OWS swap for spikefan.  In case you aren't familiar is based off the movie Boondock Saints.


Title: 50 Projects update from Maine
Post by: BreadBaker on January 22, 2014 11:46:43 AM
This weekend I made a start at a new craft - needle felting.  I've been interested in it for quite a while and purchased a kit with two needles and the foam base 3-4 years ago.  Got lots and lots of roving a couple summers back when I bought part of someone else's stash <smile>

My first try resulted in a lovely red heart using a cookie cutter to help with the shaping.  Then another thinner heart and then a star and then a half moon and finally a moose! I ordered more tools and a book from Amazon so I'll have enough to share with a friend at work.

I see Christmas presents/ornaments for my entire family.

Elaine from Maine


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 22, 2014 11:59:02 AM
It didn't happen if there is no picture...just saying... ;D...

Seriously, needle felting is really a very neat craft...I have admired it from afar and will someday try it! Can't wait to see what you make!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: RedheadWithThread on January 22, 2014 10:39:54 PM
lindyv321, I love that shirt! My boyfriend got me hooked on that movie!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yoopidou on January 22, 2014 11:23:48 PM
That1girl, the fabric baskets look really cute. How big can they be? I am wondering if I could make one sturdy enough for a cat to sleep in?

Lindyv321, so many stenciled T-shirts. How do they hold in the washing machine?

Breadbaker, I really enjoy needle felting and I hope you will too. I like the cutesy of needle felted projects. I only have a tiny stash of roving and I used a 40 percent of coupon to buy a tool that holds three needles at the same time and a mat, which is in fact a kind of brush. Both the tool and the mat have helped a lot in not poking my fingers so much. Can we see a picture of your hearts?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: SilverMoon on January 23, 2014 12:25:04 AM
It didn't happen if there is no picture...just saying... ;D...

Seriously, needle felting is really a very neat craft...I have admired it from afar and will someday try it! Can't wait to see what you make!

Mmm, me too! I think I was very restrained in not buying a cute needle felting starter kit from Daiso today (it's like a dollar store, only everything comes from Japan, and every thing in the store is $2.80. I did manage to pick up for carving rubber for making stamps and some cute buttons to make into earrings though) Alas my poor unopened pyrography pen!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: dewshinesdopp on January 23, 2014 03:09:09 AM
Mmm, me too! I think I was very restrained in not buying a cute needle felting starter kit from Daiso today (it's like a dollar store, only everything comes from Japan, and every thing in the store is $2.80. I did manage to pick up for carving rubber for making stamps and some cute buttons to make into earrings though) Alas my poor unopened pyrography pen!


O.O  I had to google this Daiso thing... I do not forgive you for introducing me to the wonder that is an all-Japanese-stuff-Dollar-Store.  I do not say thank you for the bazillions of loans I will have to take out in order to buy EVERYTHING they sell. 

*wanders away muttering to self about teenage girl's anime based 15th birthday* 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: SilverMoon on January 23, 2014 03:18:29 AM
Mmm, me too! I think I was very restrained in not buying a cute needle felting starter kit from Daiso today (it's like a dollar store, only everything comes from Japan, and every thing in the store is $2.80. I did manage to pick up for carving rubber for making stamps and some cute buttons to make into earrings though) Alas my poor unopened pyrography pen!


O.O  I had to google this Daiso thing... I do not forgive you for introducing me to the wonder that is an all-Japanese-stuff-Dollar-Store.  I do not say thank you for the bazillions of loans I will have to take out in order to buy EVERYTHING they sell. 

*wanders away muttering to self about teenage girl's anime based 15th birthday* 

I'm just lucky I have to take an hour long, $12, train ride to get to the closest one to me. My kids brought their pocket money. Combined we spent over $50.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bookstorebabe on January 23, 2014 06:46:41 AM
alwaysinmyroom gave me a gift certificate to Manto Fev! http://www.mantofev.com/  I love love love that site! So now I have some interesting jewelry charms, lace ribbon, vintage electrical capacitors, ect. Can't wait to use it all! Thanks, always!
I had to break down and get a new digital camera, and I'm still learning how to use it. I haven't done one project this month-life attacked. :D I need to get busy. I'm way behind on everything, but I love seeing what everyone is doing.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 23, 2014 07:48:59 AM
vintage electrical capacitors...oh my...can't even imagine what you are going to do with those! ;D



Title: 50 projects - Needlefelting
Post by: BreadBaker on January 23, 2014 08:31:38 AM
I've got a get in a few more posts before I upload photos :( 



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 23, 2014 08:39:20 AM
You can post...I can fix them... ;D.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: that1girl on January 23, 2014 08:59:58 AM
yoopidou if you want to make it that big you might want to use canvas. interfacing, or cardboard in between to hold it up. my boxes are 6x6 made with plain cotton.

13.   Memo board
I found this board at the thrift shop.I  stapled this fabric to the cork board. and used straight pins to hold the ribbons on
 
14.   Baby pillow
These things take a lot of fiber fill, to make it nice and firm

15.   quilt


a really simple quilt 40 x 40


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 23, 2014 09:15:58 AM
That is the best fabric for a baby quilt!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: lindyv321 on January 23, 2014 09:30:14 AM
that1girl I LOVE that quilt!

vintage electrical capacitors...oh my...can't even imagine what you are going to do with those! ;D

I want have been eyeing those forever!  I want to make them into earrings :)

Mmm, me too! I think I was very restrained in not buying a cute needle felting starter kit from Daiso today (it's like a dollar store, only everything comes from Japan, and every thing in the store is $2.80. I did manage to pick up for carving rubber for making stamps and some cute buttons to make into earrings though) Alas my poor unopened pyrography pen!


O.O  I had to google this Daiso thing... I do not forgive you for introducing me to the wonder that is an all-Japanese-stuff-Dollar-Store.  I do not say thank you for the bazillions of loans I will have to take out in order to buy EVERYTHING they sell. 

*wanders away muttering to self about teenage girl's anime based 15th birthday* 

I think I am in trouble with this store too!



Lindyv321, so many stenciled T-shirts. How do they hold in the washing machine?


I use fabric paint and I am assuming it holds up well.  The brand I use is Tulip Soft.  I have received stenciled shirts in the past and still am able to wear them!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 23, 2014 10:54:18 AM
I still wear the one you made me, lindy...it has gone through the wash several times and the BAZINGA is as good as new! ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: lindyv321 on January 23, 2014 11:01:01 AM
YAY!  It's funny when I made that I really had no idea what Bazinga was but now I love Big Bang Theory!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yoopidou on January 23, 2014 11:02:50 AM
Thanks for the name of the fabric paint. I'll see if they carry it here.

That1girl, I won't make boxes for the cats after all. They will keep their cardboard ones and they likely like them best anyway!
You always find cute fabrics. That quilt and pillow are lovely and look very comfy. Do you have your own tags to sew on the items you create?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 23, 2014 11:09:29 AM
I have made several beds for my cats...they still prefer the boxes that I get swap items in... ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: coulsenl on January 23, 2014 12:53:55 PM
Everyone's projects are incredible. I get so many ideas from seeing them.

That baby quilt and pillow are gorgeous. Cute fabric.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yofi on January 23, 2014 12:54:24 PM
such cute baby whale fabric!

I'm slogging away on some knitting projects, but also running around patching holes in my house.

My only completed "craft" was my contribution to the annual Capricorn Dinner with friends whose birthdays are all born under that sign.

Years ago, one of the participants was vegan, so I began making this vegan chocolate/raspberry cake.  3 tiers of double chocolate, painted with melted raspberry jelly and swathed in chocolate "butter" cream.  This year I subbed in part cake flour, which made a cake that was too tender to live.  I ended up trowelling on the frosting like spackle -- but I didn't hear anyone complain!

I also made a a cucumber salad loaded with dill and chives, and just enough sour cream to call it salad.  We didn't even have enough left for seconds!




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 23, 2014 01:14:26 PM
Craftsters make beautiful food...that salad is making my mouth water!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: that1girl on January 23, 2014 01:33:49 PM
thanks all :D

i got the tags at hobby lobby. i aslo have some for crochet and knitting. you find them with the needles and button. or crochet hooks along the walls.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on January 23, 2014 06:15:26 PM
Gah! I have a bunch of finished projects I can't share yet. Hopefully my swap partners get them quickly so I can post pictures.

I know this might vary a lot by person, but how big does a project have to be before you count it toward your yearly count? And, what if you are making something for someone, like a swap, and you make something extra that goes with the original swap item. Do you count them separately? For example, if I made a bag for someone and then I also made a little travel tissue holder (I did not do this), would you count them as separate projects?

I know I'm lame for overthinking this, but at the rate I've been making things, I might blow past 50 projects in a few months, even with a newborn coming soon.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 23, 2014 07:09:09 PM
My partner received her package so I can post some of these goodies!

#5 on my list: miniature balls of yarn!  These were so fun to make.  They may not seem like much, but they took me 2 days to complete.



#8 on my list: miniature basket.  Again, may not look like much, but this little guy took me 2 hours to make.  I will definitely be making more of these!



#9 on my list: California zombie hunting license - on a domino penant.  My partner is a Walking Dead fan (as am I), so I thought she might enjoy this.



#10 on my list: miniature dominoes!  I love these and have made a few more sets since making this one. 


made black ones, too!


#12 on my list: made this butterfly necklace for my swap partner, based on one I found on her Pinterest:

 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yoopidou on January 23, 2014 07:21:55 PM
I have made several beds for my cats...they still prefer the boxes that I get swap items in... ;D
Nothing is better than a fresh box! :D

Super cute miniatures. The balls of yarn are my favorites but the dominoes seems a lot of work to make.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: stillatthetop on January 23, 2014 07:22:21 PM
Quite lovely mini collection, bunny1kenobi. I know how it takes extra time to make tiny things. You could probably weave the whole darn thing large size in half the time! Yours are really cute. I collect mini stuff myself. My fave is your little basket. But the yarn balls are cute, too. Actually, I like everything. Neat job!

~T


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: coulsenl on January 23, 2014 08:23:14 PM
bunny1kenobi, i just love that zombie hunting license. Such a cool idea. The dominoes are fab too.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: meleriffic on January 23, 2014 08:43:29 PM
Love the little balls af yarn.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: SilverMoon on January 23, 2014 11:14:00 PM
I adore those mini balls of yarn!

I've three new things to share!

A calm jar for a adult friend:


Set of three pocket dragons (commission)


A "Random Acts of Kindness" Stamp, to use on the labels for my Pay It Forwards on Facebook for this year


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: stillatthetop on January 24, 2014 02:02:37 AM
I had to google what a calm jar was.
Here is what I found: http://familysponge.com/parenting/artkids-calm-down-jar/
Very interesting. I love snow globes, so I can know that these would be good for other people, too.
They are very fun to watch the swirls. And feel empowered to make the water and goodies move.

I did RAK on another site. {Random Acts of Kindness} I love your stamp. Neat touch.

~T

Hey, ever hear of an I Spy Bottle? Here: http://30hourday.blogspot.com/2012/08/i-spy-bottle.html
Great for kids. You put items into it...and give a flash card for them to find the items. Pictures, or text for the older crowd who can read. I have one in my back bathroom. Gives you something to look at when you are...ahem..well, you know. Going.  ;D Sorry, my house is a circus.

Whoops bad link, added a new one. I always proofread  ;D There are more on the internet for the calm jar. Well, actually for both items.  ::) Off for morning music studies.


Title: Challenge
Post by: that1girl on January 24, 2014 03:42:50 AM
bunny1kenobi those mini items are great

16.   Skirt

The skirt for my sewing challenge. I tried to do Lolita style. I made the waistband to fit my waist but forgot about about getting it over my hips. An i wasn't planning on wearing it anyways so i'm not going to fix it.
i also used part of this tute  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=117904.0#axzz2rJb3qyCa)


17.   Bbq sauce
I made bbq sauce for the first time. because i couldn't find any low carb sauce at the store. he loved it so its a winner recipe (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/neelys-bbq-sauce-recipe.html)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 24, 2014 05:54:07 AM
Thanks for the kind words, guys!

stillatthetop, I make what I call "bizzeebags" and they are like beanbags filled with those little plastic filler beads and then a whole bunch of tiny toys, buttons, etc.  I've even made them specifically filled with just girly stuff or just boyish stuff.  Kids love 'em!  And very portable.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 24, 2014 06:23:32 AM
ok--I need those miniature balls of yarn...serious adorable!

silvermoon--what a great idea to make a stamp for your RAK!  I always write mine out and it is a pain when you have a ton!  I am putting that on my list!

Thanks for the links SATT!  I also wondered what a calming jar was!  AND...I am always looking for ISPY kind of things to keep the babies in our family occupied when they come to visit!  Another thing to add to the list! ;D

that1girl--cute skirt!  so girly...and yummy looking barbeque--low carb--even better!

********however you want to count your projects is fine!  I count each item made, even if it is small!  However, I count multiples as one: notecards, tons of tissue holders for RAK, etc.  Entirely up to you!  Quilts and other projects also count as one, so it evens out for me! ******


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: fantasticmio on January 24, 2014 07:02:43 AM
When counting projects, I've started thinking about what the spirit of this craft-along is.  I interpret it as a way to motivate ourselves to get projects finished, so I figure, whatever way of counting motivates you the most is probably how you should count.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on January 24, 2014 09:33:38 AM
Thanks alwaysinmyroom & fantasticmio. That's what I was thinking. I made 16 Giving Bunnies, but counted them as one project. I counted the separate, different items from my other swaps individually. Like I said, I know it doesn't really matter how we decide to count projects, but I was wondering how others are doing it.

I have never counted all of my completes projects over a year, so this is going to be interesting. I've been crafting a lot more in the last few years than I did before, and this year will probably be record-breaking (even though I have no idea what my record is! :P). Now, I just need my swap projects to be received so I can post pictures of my last 6 projects!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yoopidou on January 24, 2014 10:39:07 AM
The tiny dragons are very cute. I can think of many ways to play with them.

The barbecue sauce looks very yummy. It's a great idea to make your own.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yoopidou on January 24, 2014 10:56:37 AM
I've been making up new recipes lately. As I had stopped at the farm to get fresh eggs, I had to use them. It turned out that they disappeared very fast in fact. i tried to make low calories lunches.

Diced carrots, zucchini, tomatoes and onions cooked in the pan.


Pan cooked spinach, mushrooms and bacon.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yoopidou on January 24, 2014 11:04:47 AM
I have also tried making pasta again. I made a dryer dough and added more flour on the table. I also dried the spaghetti on an improvised rack. It was a success.

With the same dough I also made ravioli.

They didn't last long!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 24, 2014 11:09:52 AM
Your drying rack is genius!  mmm ravioli...I make pumpkin ravioli and spinach/feta cheese ravioli...it is a lot of work, but worth it...I bet your family is enjoying your new pasta making projects!!

Please post your rack in Cooking, also..it is very useful and clever and sure beats those small ready made racks!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: carolmb on January 24, 2014 11:49:31 AM
The two twin quilttops made from the round 4 of the quiltblock swap.

They will go to the local caring quilts program
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=425838.msg5150259#msg5150259 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=425838.msg5150259#msg5150259)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=622131) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=622132)
well and wonderment
carol


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 24, 2014 12:18:07 PM
The quilts are lovely Carol & very generous of you to donate them.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: lindyv321 on January 24, 2014 12:38:36 PM
Love those miniature yarn balls and dominoes.  I pinned the pocket dragons cause I think my son would love them.  Well my daughter probably would too if they were purple! 

I made homemade ravioli once because all the store bought kind has ricotta which I don't like.  It was a lot of work though so I haven't done it since!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: underthemountain on January 24, 2014 12:57:30 PM
My first post here!!  I think some of these will qualify for the challenge!  

1-3. heart pendants...a new something I tried.  The original pinned item is in the back.


4-6. heart pendants and birthstone chainmaille cuff for Mama24boys
will post pics after she does!

7-10. cloud, note, blue, and wire wrapped pendants for Lindyv123!


11-15. fun earrings for Gamemom!


working away on some other goodies that I should be able to get up by this weekend!
wee!!!

16-17. Monopoly bracelets


18-19. Tinkerbell and Friends scrabble bracelets


20-22. earrings


23. Bday scarf for my sis.  Love Noro!


24. pencil scarf for Lana!


25. bullet pendants


26. Lego hearts
27. Lego keyrings


28.,29. reconstructed necklaces



30. cards(left) with matching envelopes (right) from a Chinese story book


31. postcards from all sorts of boxes; stamped with a postcard stamp on the reverse side


32. buttons

33. Daryl tee/screenprints


34. SCC tee

35. heart/eye pendant

36. TOLPs for craft fair


27. raspberry jam


37. lots of scarves for Lana's teachers/friends



38. cork trees


39. wire wrapped rings/Up pendant





ETA: things I'm working on or at least thinking about:


-chainmaille
-man's scarf for hubby


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on January 24, 2014 01:02:09 PM
Underthemountain - I've loved all the jewelry you've been sending out but those heart pendants are my favorite - they're gorgeous (off to add them to my OWS list :D)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: texscrapper on January 24, 2014 01:07:55 PM
Love those heart pendants too underthemountain! They would make such fun keychains!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 24, 2014 01:25:41 PM
Beautiful pendants UtM


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: underthemountain on January 24, 2014 02:30:53 PM
Aw, thanks ladies!  They are fun to make!  :) 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: coulsenl on January 24, 2014 02:45:18 PM
underthemountain, your jewelry is all gorgeous.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on January 24, 2014 02:46:50 PM
Okay, a couple of things from my list - I forgot to take pics before I sent them away but now that they've been received, I can steal texscrapper's photos  :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: lindyv321 on January 24, 2014 03:00:49 PM
I love my jewelry underthemountain!!! I also LOVE those hearts, pinned! 

I have also pinned the valentines day stuffs!  Love them!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on January 24, 2014 03:04:41 PM
rockmygypsysoul - For the conversation heart wall hangings, what did you use for the names? A paint pen?

I've been planning to make these, and I have all the supplies, but I haven't started them yet because I've been worried the names will look bad.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on January 24, 2014 03:33:03 PM
My #6 project was for a swap. It was received, so I can share it now! I made a crocheted Harlequin Hoodie/Cowl (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/harlequin-hoodie) for quaggy. I  tend to crochet really tightly, so I had to make some modifications to get the right measurements, but it looks like it fits her well!

If my hands weren't sore from crocheting this right after crocheting a baby blanket (and it wasn't almost 70 degrees where I am), I would make one for myself!



Here it is on quaggy:


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: SilverMoon on January 24, 2014 03:56:35 PM
Love those miniature yarn balls and dominoes.  I pinned the pocket dragons cause I think my son would love them.  Well my daughter probably would too if they were purple! 

Purple is my favourite colour too! :D I have made some in purple before. This lot was the 9th time I'd made a project page on Ravelry for that pattern, many of which were multiple dragons. The pattern is a free one, if you crochet: The Mighty and Ferocious Dragon (http://www.crochetville.com/community/topic/68695-the-mighty-ferocious-dragon/) - I don't add legs, and I use the wing pattern from Little Bat (http://shala-beads.livejournal.com/202913.html)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: deathbeforedishes on January 24, 2014 05:39:44 PM
I made these for the OWS 100 swap.



They are a pair of pillow covers with a Christmas theme. :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: texscrapper on January 24, 2014 05:45:36 PM
I saw a wreath inspired by Pinterest about 6 months ago. Thanks to gamemom42, I got it completed! She sent me some burlap flowers in an OWS a few months back. I added some pearls as embellishments. I love the simplicity of the wreath - so happy how it turned out!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: deathbeforedishes on January 24, 2014 06:07:41 PM
I only have one finished so far, but it was something I wanted to have done last year. So I am happy I finished one in January.





One more to go. ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: RedheadWithThread on January 24, 2014 10:38:39 PM
Oh my! All the lovelies! <3
I really need to kick it in gear and get the clothes worked out for my custom.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: coulsenl on January 25, 2014 01:33:20 AM
This is a possible tattoo design I've come up with. My daughter was born in November so I designed a chrysanthemum flower (month flower) made up of a bunch of topaz stones (November's birthstone).



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: underthemountain on January 25, 2014 05:18:37 AM
So much awesomeness here!  Love all the OWS goodies!

coulsenl, love the sweet tribute to your daughter!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: SilverMoon on January 25, 2014 05:27:35 AM
I made another stamp:



It was my first pay it forward gift. I'm somewhat addicted to stamps right now. I love the semi instant gratification of it. A stamp only takes me a few hours, where as even a small amigurumi can take all day - or all week!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: quaggy on January 25, 2014 06:47:56 AM
here's some stuff I have marked off my list:

Crayon rolls for OWS



Potholders for OWS


Altered block of wood for swap


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yoopidou on January 25, 2014 11:03:32 AM
So many new projects in one day!

Quaggy, I love the colors, fabrics and quilting of your blue pot holder.

Silvermoon, I am impressed by the tiny details on your stamp. I'd like to try making one too. I have some erasers. What kind of tool would you recommend?

Counseln, lovely blue. How big would you like your tattoo to be?

Deathbeforedishes, creative pillows. This reminds me that I have some planned since a few weeks now and haven't started at all.

Texscrapper, the wreath is very elegant.

ActsofCraftiness, I like everything with a hoodie, and i like your hoodie cowl a lot. It has very bright and cheerful colors.

Rockmygypsysoul, I like that your Valentine projects aren't all pink and girly.

Underthemountain, lots of cute jewelry. My favorite is the green heart. This seems fun to make too!

Carolmb, I am always in admiration of your quilts. How fast do you make them? This boggles my mind...



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 25, 2014 11:24:11 AM
#11 on my list complete: cowl for my mother in law!  ;D



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Naantje on January 25, 2014 12:23:01 PM
Ugh, I'm such an idiot! Knitting mindless lengths of stockinette while watching TV? Perfectly fine! Casting on while watching TV? Still kind of fine. Checking your cast-on stitch count while watching TV. Complete and utter stupidity! I cast on for a sweater (knitting in the round) and I was supposed to start off with 246 stitches. Somehow, when I just recounted my stitches, I found out I only have 205. Two hundred and five! Luckily I'm figuring this out rather early on (9 rounds in, so that's not even 2000 stitches yet...) but it still sucks to frog the whole lot of it :(

Lessons learnt!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: underthemountain on January 25, 2014 01:33:41 PM
love your handcarved stamps...what an awesome gift!  beautiful sewing and l love that cowl!

Ack, hang in Naantje.  Good thing you caught it early!  :)

I'm chugging away on a scarf atm.  :)  I'm almost 2/3 of the way done.  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Renstar on January 25, 2014 02:34:41 PM
wow

Everyone has been so busy. I don't feel as though I have made any progress, but here are 2 pairs of bootees.

The crochet converse:


And a pair of knit bootees:


Apparently grey is the colour for babies this season.





Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: SilverMoon on January 25, 2014 03:18:59 PM
Silvermoon, I am impressed by the tiny details on your stamp. I'd like to try making one too. I have some erasers. What kind of tool would you recommend?

For the big sections I use stamp/wood/lino cutting tools, a V gauge mostly. But the tiny detail is all done with a craft knife, we call them stanley knives, but it's not the big sort with a thick grey handle, rather the "slide up out of the handle" sort, that you snap a tiny part of the blade off when it gets blunt. But any reasonably sharp, pointed, cutting tool should do the job.

Just remember to make your cuts slope away from the area you want to print - it gives the stamp more stability. There's an excellent set of pictures at point 8 in this tutorial on stamp carving (http://www.ezl.com/~limegr/howcarv.html) that show what I mean.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yoopidou on January 25, 2014 03:51:47 PM
Thanks a lot Silvermoon for all the tips on stamp carving and the link to the tutorial. It's full of great information for a beginner.

Renstar, the converse bay booties are super cute.

Bunny1kenobi, the cowl looks very warm.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 25, 2014 04:55:28 PM
Thanks for those tips!  loves2experiment gave some of us starter kits for carving...I have made a few stamps by trial and error only...I hope to make a lot more!

Where are you people getting your chunky cowl patterns?  I love the look of them a lot!

UTM--those heart pieces are gorgeous!

I wish I had more babies to make booties for...I have quite a collection of knit items for small feet! ;D I wonder if they would fit dolls like the American Doll?  The converse ones are too cute!  Grey is a nice neutral for all of the colors babies wear and is good for girls and boys!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: underthemountain on January 25, 2014 06:13:25 PM
Love the Converse!!!

Thanks Always.  I really can't take credit for the hearts...someone else created them.  I just remade them.  But hopefully I'll play with the wire some more and create something that is mine! 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on January 25, 2014 06:21:20 PM
Project #7 & 8 were received by my swap partner today, so now I can share them.

I made some Valentine's Day decorations, a paper heart garland and a heart hoopla. Some of the cardstock I used is glittery, so I have glitter all over and inside my sewing machine. I figure I might as well make one for myself before I clean it out, so hopefully I can do that soon. :p

I have been dying to use the technique I used for the heart hoopla for a while, so I was excited to finally do it. I cut a heart out of freezer paper and ironed it in the middle of my fabric. I used the eraser end of a new pencil and dipped it in stamp ink to make the dots. Some of the ink is sparkly. ;D When it was dry, I removed the freezer paper heart to show the negative space. It was really easy and would make a great project to do with kids. Also, I am in love with painting my embroidery hoops.





Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 25, 2014 09:44:51 PM
ahem--yes, indeed, they are lovely...and they are MINE!

I was the lucky swap partner who got the glitter and glitz!  Thanks for explaining how you did the hoop heart...it will be something fun for me to try as well...I have yet to do anything with that big roll of freezer I have in my stash!  Sounds like a good place to start!

I love my Valentine's decorations! ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Renstar on January 26, 2014 02:21:16 AM
Thanks for the comments. I have some more booties to make for another person - they want Gruffalo booties! But I have until May to find / make a pattern.

For now, I am going to finish some wips. I seem to keep starting things again...

Lost my voice on friday, - I didn't even have a squeak  >:(  it is a little better now but still very 'heavy metal', so I'm trying to stay quiet to get better.  It is really hard work!

Loving this hearts, the garlands are so cute.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: coulsenl on January 26, 2014 03:31:56 AM
Love the heart hoop!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: underthemountain on January 26, 2014 05:11:09 AM
Great garland!!  Really gets you in the mood for Valentine's Day!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Renstar on January 26, 2014 05:38:11 AM
I have a lot of skully scarves and one of my work colleagues tends to nick them on nights out.  So to rememdy this, I made him one out of fleece and cotton:



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bookstorebabe on January 26, 2014 09:47:55 AM
Hee,if my daughter saw that skull scarf, she'd want to nick it too!
I love the wire hearts, especially the green one!
I also have a big roll of unused freezer paper I need to try stenciling with.  ;D
I have been in a crafting slump, but I love seeing what everyone has created.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Naantje on January 26, 2014 10:09:41 AM
Sixth project of 2014 completed! A document filing system that works for us.



I guess IKEA doesn't really consider its expedit collection as home-office stuff, or it just doesn't see the need for a filing system at home. They have solutions for larger offices, but we don't really need a dedicated filing cabinet. There's not THAT many important documents to keep :P I made a few changes to their large kassett box so I can hang hanging files in them and have tidy, practical document storage. I'm happier with something this prozaic than I fear is justified.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: dreadlocklove on January 26, 2014 12:46:10 PM
These past few years I've been wanting to sign up for a pottery class, it was actually one of last year's 50 projects to complete.  It's been a no-go this entire time so this time, I wondered if it was even worth dreaming of the impossible.  Which leads me to today...  A non-profit I volunteer for, Anti-Hunger Coalition, is preparing for its 3rd annual Empty Bowls fundraiser event by teaming up with the college's pottery class instructor.  Participants pay $25 for their ticket and choose a handmade bowl to eat amazing soup (prepared by local chefs) and bread from.  There is also a silent auction that takes place at the same time, and we fit all donated items into a bowl theme.  With 200 tickets being sold this year, plus the donation items, that's a lot of bowls to make!  And today, I got to take part in one of the pottery sessions!! 

This is absolutely a new medium to me, I've never done anything sculpting-related before, so I just went with it.  It took me about 4 1/2 hours, but here's what I came up with, in the order they were created:









We have Wednesday evening scheduled to sand and glaze but I don't know 100% if I can see my projects through to the end yet.  Still, I feel that all four bowls deserve a "project complete" stamp for today's efforts. 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: crazyda79 on January 26, 2014 02:04:17 PM
I'm gonna jump on in here :)  Think it will be neat to see how many things I actually make throughout the year as sometimes it feels as if I do nothing crafty for months and then am flooded with craftiness other months.  So here goes nothing!


Completed Projects
1. SpongeBob t-shirt (my nephew drew it with fabric crayons, I transferred it onto the shirt and had to darken up the picture with the crayons again since it didn't transfer so well) Jan 11


2. Perler bead turtle and dolphin (my nephew made them and I did the ironing and cleaning up of the loose beads on the floor LOL) Jan 11


3. Moustache t-shirt (Ongoing Holiday Swap for lydiaharper)


4. Minecraft diamond sword (OHS for lydiaharper)


5. 5 bottlecap magnets (just gonna take a running total of how many magnets I make over the year but just count it as one project) Jan

Feb 1 canvas, 1 bottlecap


6. Playmat for My Little Pony/ Little Pet Shop (OWS for spikefan)

7. 40th Anniversary frame for my parents


8. Bulletin board at work "What does the Fox Say?"  I was given the song as my base for the board and just went with it.  Came up with the art projects for the kids and created that fox on my own.  I work at a special education preschool and in my classroom, I am the one who creates the art projects.  I was not too excited about this board until I finished, then I fell in love with it.


9. Lemon Garlic Brussel Sprouts- made from pinterest- my goal is to make more items than I pin this year. So far so good!


10. Cheese Stuffed Sweet Bell Peppers- another pinterest idea-oh so yummy and so easy!


11. SpongeBob CD holder for my nephew


12. Teesha Moore patch for a swap partner (my first one ever- always wanted to try it and finally did it, I think it turned out alright.  I liked making it)  
Pics page 73

13. Teesha Moore patch for a swap partner (see I liked making it so much I made two)
Pics page 73

14. Eco friendly reusable bag for alligatorjuice in the geeky swap Jan
Pics page 73

15. Gilbert and Sullivan characature potholders for geeky swap Feb
Pics page 73

16. Steampunk style hat note/photo holder for geeky swap Feb
Pics page 73

17. House of Night rules picture frame for geeky swap Jan
Pics page 73

18. Breakfast foods keychain for geeky swap Jan
Pics page 73

19. "Create" wall art for WhistleFish in the Affirmation Swap Jan
Pics page 73

20. Zentangle style art for 4x6 art swap Feb
Pics page 73

21. 40th anniversary money holder card for my parent's anniversary Feb
Pics page 73

22. Wingman shirt for the hubby's birthday- he is so proud of his beard LOL (Feb)
Pics page 82

23. Dinosaur Corn Cob Holders for the nephews (Feb)
Pics page 82

24. Date Night in a Jar for the hubby for Valentine's Day (Feb)
Pics page 82

25. Owl picture frame for a secret sister of mine (Feb)
Pics page 85

26. 7 duct tape pens that coworkers asked me to make- had to figure out how to make them first (Feb)
Pics page 85

27. Stuff holder for my best friend's 8 year old, Liberty (Feb)
Pics page 85

28. Another set of dino corn cob holders (Feb)
Pics page 85

29-37 Box of Sunshine Swap for Helena Puck

29. Smurfette/Sassette plate
Pics page 93

30. Fabric covered picture frame
Pics page 93

31. Tangled inspired sun potholder
Pics page 93

32. Sun potholder
Pics page 93

33. Sun wall decoration (was painted an ugly mix of orange, yellow and green so I repainted it yellow)
Pics page 93

34. Wooden painted bee photo/note holder
Pics page 93

35. Sun keychain
Pics page 93

36. Sun bookmark
Pics page 93

37. yellow coasters (they came as the felt cutouts and I added the foam to the backing)
Pics page 93

38. Chicken pot pie for dinner last night
Pics page 93

39. Butterfly wall art
Pics page 93

40. 7 Butterflies with Quotes- Free art (to be dropped off randomly tomorrow)
Pics page 93

41. Mardi Gras Wreath
Pics page 93

42. Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head wall art to remind me that bad days will not last forever and I shouldn't let all the little things bother me
Pictures page 103

43. Pesto and cheese stuffed chicken
Pictures page 103

44. Chicken Avocado Burgers
Pictures page 103

45. Shrimp Scampi
Pictures page 103

46. Roasted Asparagus
Pictures page 103

47. Shamrock Wreath
Pictures page 103

48. An ice pack for my daughter who is on the track team and needs to ice down after practices
pics page 123

49. Chile Relleno Casserole
pics page 123

50. Cheesy Onion Casserole
pics page 123

51. Very simple salmon
pics page 123

52. Johnnycakes for breakfast
pics page 123

53. Egg/ham cup
pics page 123

54. DIY alcohol inks
pics page 123

55. A zombie kitty for the Monster swap
pics page 123

56-57. Monster potholders for the Monster swap
pics page 123

58. Cthutlu magnet for the Monster swap
pics page 123

59. Easter wreath
pics page 123

60. Spring Wreath for the Dreaming of Spring swap
pics page 123

61. Flower stamps for the Dreaming of Spring Swap
pics page 123

62-63. Potholders for the Dreaming of Spring swap
pics page 123

64. Budding flower duct tape pen for the Dreaming of Spring swap
pics page 123

65. Infinite love magnet for a friend of mine
pics page 123

66. canvas magnets to test out my alcohol inks
pics page 123

67. A Picture Paints a Thousand Words Canvas with alcohol inks (actually there are only 376 words but it is the idea and they are all positive words so that is like each one is worth at least three a piece :) )
Pictures page 132

68. Discworld for the Completely Nonsense Swap
Pictures page 132

69. Betty Botter cutting board for the Completely Nonsense Swap
Pictures page 132

70. Lewis Carroll quote potholder for Completely Nonsense Swap
Pictures page 132

71. Shakespeare quote potholder for Completely Nonsense Swap
Pictures page 132

72. Pot Roast
Pictures page 132

73. Malibu Chicken- delicious!!
Pictures page 132

74. French Onion Soup- oh so so so yummy!!!
Pictures page 132

75. Cabinet revamp using shoe polish
Pictures page 132

76. Ninja Turtle stuffie made by my nephew and I (he sewed the body and drew the face and I sewed the mask on and cut it out)
Pictures page 132

77. Cheese stuffed Hamburgers
Pictures page 132

78. Cuban Sandwiches
Pictures page 132

79. Fish TM style patch for the TM Patch swap
Pictures page 149

80. Frog TM style patch for the TM Patch swap
Pictures page 149

81. Sewing themed TM style patch for the TM Patch Swap
Pictures page 149

82. Bird themed TM style patch for the TM Patch swap
Pictures page 149

83. Dr. Who themed TM style patch for the TM Patch Swap
Pictures page 149

84. 2 duct tape pens for my co-teachers for Teacher Appreciation week
Pictures page 149

85. An example of the alphafriends I made up for our classroom.  Each week we have a new letter and each week we make a new friend who is shaped like the letter they start with.  I made a whole set from A-Z and this is letter Q for Quail.  As you can tell, it is preschool art so it does not always look like it was intended lol
Pictures page 149

86. Shrunken apple head for the common ground swap.  Used a child's wig to make the hair
Pictures page 149

87. Penguin TM style patch for the Common Ground Swap
Pictures page 149

88. Sushi TM style patch for the Common Ground Swap
Pictures page 149

89. Inspirational potholders for the Common Ground Swap
Pictures page 149

90. Camping themed picture frame for the Common Ground Swap
Pictures page 149

91. Witch note holder made from potholders for the Common Ground Swap
Pictures page 149

92. Journal for the Common Ground Swap
Pictures page 149

93. Egg and cheese stuffed crescent rolls
Pictures page 149

94. Loco Moco- hamburger patty, fried egg, rice and brown gravy
Pictures page 149

95. Chicken, kale, artichoke and mushrooms with angel hair
Pictures page 149

96. Chicken sausage, kale and sweet potatoes
Pictures page 149

97. Mardi Gras King Cake (March)
Pictures page 149

98. Apple "pop tarts"
Pictures page 149

99. Banana Bread
Pictures page 149

100. Banana Fritters
Pictures page 149

101. Red cardinal needlebook for the Craft the Rainbow Swap
Pictures page 149

102. Red lipstick and lips wine glass candle for the Craft the Rainbow Swap
Pictures page 149

103. Orange coffee mug for the Craft the Rainbow Swap
Pictures page 149

104. Yellow endometriosis awareness tote for the Craft the Rainbow Swap
Pictures page 149

105. Green Yoda wooden sign for the Craft the Rainbow Swap
Pictures page 149

106. Blue knitting quote hoopla- "If knitting were exercise, you could bounce a quarter off my a$$" for the Craft the Rainbow Swap
Pictures page 149

107. Indigo New York pride framed art, made from felt, background is duct tape and frame was spray painted with purple glitter paint for the Craft the Rainbow Swap
Pictures page 149

108. Violet elephant wall art for the Craft the Rainbow Swap
Pictures page 149

109. Rainbow duct tape pen (I am loving making these!) for the Craft the Rainbow Swap
Pictures page 149

110. Rainbow earrings with shrink dinks for the Craft the Rainbow Swap
Pictures page 149

111. Chevron duct tape covered treasure box for the Craft the Rainbow Swap
Pictures page 149

112. Honey Mustard and Garlic Salmon
Pictures page 149

113. Hand-stamped metal jewelry necklace
Pictures page 149

114. Picture frame for co-worker for teacher appreciation week
Pictures page 168

115. Picture frame for co-worker for teacher appreciation week
Pictures page 168

116. Picture frame for co-worker for teacher appreciation week
Pictures page 168

117. Picture frame for co-worker for teacher appreciation week
Pictures page 168

118. Picture frame for co-worker for teacher appreciation week
Pictures page 168

119. Bouquet of flower pens and flower pots for co-worker for teacher appreciation week
Pictures page 168

120. Bouquet of flower pens and flower pots for co-worker for teacher appreciation week
Pictures page 168

121. Woodburning on pen case for a friend's birthday
Pictures page 168

122. Musical Notes Hoopla for 100 Facts about Me Swap
Pictures page 168

123. Train picture transferred onto wood for 100 Facts about Me Swap
Pictures page 168

124. Halloween picture frame for 100 Facts about Me Swap
Pictures page 168

125. Nautical themed mirror for 100 Facts about Me Swap
Pictures page 168

126-7. Grape themed potholders for 100 Facts about Me Swap
Pictures page 168

128. Dog themed coasters for 100 Facts about Me Swap
Pictures page 168

129. Boy Meets World themed cups for 100 Facts about Me Swap
Pictures page 168

130. House divided football plaque for 100 Facts about Me Swap
Pictures page 168

131. Hyena stick puppet
Pictures page 168

132. Gorilla stick puppet
Pictures page 168

133. Doggy stick puppet
Pictures page 168

134. Elephant stick puppet
Pictures page 168

135. Toucan stick puppet
Pictures page 168

136. Alligator stick puppet
Pictures page 168

137. Kangaroo stick puppet
Pictures page 168

138. Parrot stick puppet
Pictures page 168

139. Memorial wall hanging for a friend's daughter's angelversary
Pictures page 168

140. Leather bracelet stamped with our babies initials (including our 7 early pregnancy losses) for hubby for Father's Day
Pictures page 168

141. Bird's nest altered spool for the Altered Spool Swap
Pictures page 183

142. Beach themed can for Once you Pop Swap
Pictures page 183

143. Beach in an ornament for OYP Swap
Pictures page 183

144. Sun Thermometer for OYP Swap
Pictures page 183

145. Chicken and chicks pom-pom magnets for OYP Swap
Pictures page 183

146. Crafty Chick mixed media canvas
Pictures page 183

147. Salt and Pepper shakers with lyrics from Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville
Pictures page 183

148. "It's 5 o'clock somewhere" ice cooler
Pictures page 183

149. Beach Ball garland
Pictures page 183

150. Baked Ziti
Pictures page 183

151. Power Ranger box for Tv/Movie swap
pics page 221

152. Star Wars Rebel Alliance pillowcase for Tv/Movie swap
pics page 221

153. Nightmare Before Christmas necklace for Tv/Movie swap
pics page 221

154. Rick and Morty hoop for Tv/Movie swap
pics page 221

155. Haunted House hoop for Halloween in June swap
pics page 221

156. Sally TM patch for Halloween in June swap
pics page 221

157. Dog hoop for Craft my Pet swap
pics page 221

158. Dog wood burning for Craft my Pet swap
pics page 221

159. Dog button canvas for Craft my Pet swap
pics page 221

160. Graduation man magnet
pics page 221

161. Name magnets with items that start with each letter
pics page 221

162. Magnet board (has alphabet, numbers, shapes and my nephew's name)
pics page 221

163. 41 hearts for A Heart to Hold charity
pics page 221

164. homemade ice cream with coconut milk
pics page 221

165. Pete the Cat doll and all his accessories
pics page 221

166. Elvis photo frame
pics page 221

These are all for the altered puzzle piece swap:
167-70. Nairobi, Kenya-Riverside, CA-Wellington, New Zealand-San Diego, CA
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171-72. Quote pieces
pics page 221

173-74. Disney random characters and Mickey Mouse
pics page 221

175-76. Language pieces (Swahili and Hebrew)
pics page 221

177-78. Warm colors (red, orange, yellow)
pics page 221

179-80. Sky (airplanes and helicopters) and Dirt (naked mole rat)
pics page 221

181-82. Suns
pics page 221

183-84. Wizard of Oz (emerald city and tin man)
pics page 221

185-86. Harry Potter (Hagrid and half blood prince)
pics page 221

187-91. Puzzle frame for my puzzle + 4 PAIL themed puzzle pieces
pics page 221

192. Scrabble jug
pics page 221

193. Bouncy ball (an epic fail but a good try LOL)
pics page 221

194. Baby blanket for Blankets for Brianna charity which gives blankets to parents who have lost their child.
pics page 253

195. Italian sausage and peppers- was a dinner I threw together one night.  Was pretty yummy!
pics page 253

These were made for the Skull Swap as an angel package
196. Dishtowel
pics page 253

197. Day of the Dead hoop
pics page 253

198. Skull Magnets
pics page 253

199. Skull flower hairclip
pics page 253

For the Altered Puzzle Piece Swap
200-01. chocolate and turquoise
pics page 253

202-03. purple
pics page 253

For the Yet Another TM Patch Swap
204. Dr. Who Tardis
pics page 253

205. polka dot
pics page 253

206. crafts/black and white
pics page 253

207. My Melody
pics page 253

208. unicorn
pics page 253

209. purple
pics page 253

210. Rubber the movie wall art
pics page 253

211. Peppa Pig doll for my nephew
pics page 253

212. colored pages for quilt blocks for the Ronald McDonald House
pics page 253

For whenindoubtsew in the Carnivorous Plant Swap

213. Sundew felt patch
pics on page 294

214. Venus Flytrap pendant
pics on page 294

215. Venus Flytrap hoopla
pics on page 294

216. Pitcher plant mini terrarium pendant
pics on page 294

217. Cheesy Pizza Chicken
pics on page 294

218. Taco Seasoning- I make this up for every meal I need it.  I love doing this instead of buying the packets
pics on page 294

For the Lexophiles Unite Swap

219. Insolence = Defenestration Door Mat
pics on page 294

220. Sesquipedalian badge
pics on page 294

221. Word of the Day magnet
pics on page 294

Part of the Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap

222. Skull oven mitt
pics on page 294

223. Bat Lady mug
pics on page 294

224. Shakespearean quote potholder
pics on page 294

225. Agatha Christie quote potholder
pics on page 294

226. Butterfly memory framed art
pics on page 294

227. Pencil box for a co-worker
pics on page 294

228. Tealight Snowmen- 5 of the ornaments I made for the Sweat Shoppe Ornament Swap
pics on page 294

131/50 swaps
97/50 friends/family
228/50 total

Jan- 17
Feb- 27
March- 34
April- 33
May- 36
June- 19
July- 36
Aug- 17
Sept- 9


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on January 26, 2014 03:31:33 PM
My favs are the moustache magnets and your school bulletin board!  What a creative idea!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: underthemountain on January 26, 2014 03:34:51 PM
Got a few more goodies done!  :)  These are things I've been meaning to do forever, but somehow I got distracted!

A few pairs of earrings, a couple of monopoly bracelets, and a couple of Tinkerbell and Friends scrabble tile bracelets!





I've finished up a couple of other things, but they are for swaps so they have to be under wraps for a while.  :)



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on January 26, 2014 03:51:42 PM
UTM - I love your earrings! I should add them to my swap wish list. :p


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: JillHogan on January 26, 2014 05:33:18 PM
I've been admiring those animal-topped jars on Pinterest forever, because they seemed so adorable and easy to make.  Breegy had some on her list for the ows so I made some for her. 

I thought these would be a breeze.  Not so much.  The material that the plastic animal toys are generally made of hates spray paint.  So when I tried colors, they never dried.  Like, ever.  Then I went to Home Depot and asked the friendly old men working there (I love old men that work at Home Depot) what they thought was up.  They showed me the labels of most spray paint actually say that it won't work on that material.  But luckily, this silver textured kind worked, so, phew. 




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: underthemountain on January 26, 2014 06:31:52 PM
UTM - I love your earrings! I should add them to my swap wish list. :p
Please do!  :)

You did an awesome job on those jars Jill! 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: waggonswest on January 26, 2014 06:37:49 PM
A finish!  

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431076.0

I think this counts for the January Challenge since it is mostly BLUE. 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: stillatthetop on January 26, 2014 07:47:31 PM
Very nice, JillHogan! I love the older hardware fellows, too. They tend to know more.
I have had luck with quickly dipping the plastic in acetone {nail polish remover} so that the surface is etched.
It sort of melts the plastic, so work quickly  ;D Let dry, then spray. But you learned right. Spray paints are not all the same. Sometimes a primer like Rustoleum will etch the finish and get a paint to work right. I have also had luck with using baby powder after the stickies occur. But it dulls the finish color to be a matte tone {ie. takes off any shine}. Just ideas for experiments. There are so many different types of plastics, and paints.

I am still fighting with some laquered beads that I sprayed. Before Christmas...and they are still sticky. I guess it is time for a trip to my hardware store to find one of those "seasoned" fellows.  ;D

~T


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: SilverMoon on January 26, 2014 07:59:10 PM
Three more stamps. Sorry for the bad photos - I really need to get a black ink pad so I can take better photos.
These are for my children to give their teachers to start the new school year.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Helcura on January 26, 2014 08:31:43 PM
It may be hard to see in the photo, but the silver ink is really pretty.  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: texscrapper on January 27, 2014 04:16:50 AM
Those stamps rock! I know your kiddos teachers will love them!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Naantje on January 27, 2014 11:02:02 AM
I learnt an important lesson today making homemade chai latte: you really shouldn't use ground cinnamon instead of cinnamon sticks. I didn't have any sticks available, so I thought I'd just add ground cinnamon, but ground cinnamon can apparently clog a coffee filter, which is what I was using to strain the chai. Did anybody here now that? I'm really surprised!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: butterflyangel on January 27, 2014 04:01:57 PM
I did it ! I finally finished! I had tried to knit two socks at once, but it was too loose for me and it got too confusing so I knitted one, then the second one. (Definitely got the SSS  :P)

Anyways, here they are !



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: coulsenl on January 27, 2014 05:08:04 PM
Nice socks!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on January 27, 2014 05:45:36 PM
Knitting anything wearable is scary to me! Nice job, butterflyangel.

More of my swap items were received so I can finally share!

Project #5 - Olliblocks

The ones in the picture are the ones I made for my son (zoo animals and monster & superheroes). I made 5 more sets of the zoo animal blocks for a swap partner (60 blocks all together!). I also whipped up some a fabric bag for each swap set.





Project #9 & 10 - Cross stitched pincushion and glass bead pins

My swap partner wanted this specific pin cushion, and I customized the colors for her. The glass bead pins were a little extra surprise. :)





Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: coulsenl on January 27, 2014 11:05:44 PM
4 & 5 – baby blanket with matching cowl



6&7 - mommy and baby matching cowls


8 - baby hat to match



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bookstorebabe on January 28, 2014 05:05:39 AM
Aw,what an adorable baby! and the cowls and blankets are cute,too!
'please enter your pin'. *snerk* That's clever!
I worked on a necklace I'd started in december, and it's mostly done. It's a choker, and I have to figure out what kind of adjustable closure to use.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: dreadlocklove on January 28, 2014 05:48:10 AM
I've been experiencing a lot of knitting machine woes, which lead me to the point of feeling that it's probably in my best interest to just learn how to hand knit.  I have a pile of knit goods on my wishlist and it's time to do something about that.  So here we go, another scarf to get me used to the garter stitch.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 28, 2014 06:13:06 AM
off to a slow start this year as I'm knitting, happily this one took a week not 13 months like the purple one I made  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: dreadlocklove on January 28, 2014 06:50:34 AM
off to a slow start this year as I'm knitting, happily this one took a week not 13 months like the purple one I made  ;D

Is that machine knit?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: stillatthetop on January 28, 2014 07:05:20 AM

You did wonderful, dreadlocklove. I like your form of colors. Hand knitting is a bit of a pain. I have not tried any in many years. But good for you with just starting with some simple stitching. And to learn the easy patterns. Then grow from there into the more challenging things. Don't let it overwhelm you. Or set your sites too high. Just work with what you have and are comfortable with. Experiment with different fibers. Some work easier than others. There are a few yarns that I just use to make bows on packages  ;D They are crap to stitch with. Keep going. You are moving strong, I can tell.

~T


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: cmarion3 on January 28, 2014 07:08:38 AM
I just updated my list...two item knocked off....demolition of a closet and a new sewing machine.

My art journaling class I am teaching is taking up space right now. First night tonight. Wish me well. Then back to crafting. I keep adding items to the list, but it's only January! Someone asked me last night what was I going to make for the craft fair (in November). I have no idea past the usual mittens and stuff. More dolls, more wood blocky ornaments.....hmmmm.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Taramor on January 28, 2014 07:11:57 AM
Dreadlocklove - you should definitely try hand-knitting. It is not as scary as some says. You just have to practise, and you can do that while watching TV. At least, if you aren't making something very complicated.
I like your shawl, by the way, it looks so soft and warm!
Kookaloo: your first sweater-west took you 13 months, the second a week. I suppose it means your third will be done in half a day?  ;D ::). I looks lovely, and I'm impressed by your speed.
I understand why you gave up knitting two socks at a time, Butterflyangel, it sounds very complicated. And the pair you made looks very good.
What sweet baby-stuff, Coulsen. I think my favourite is the pink set. You must have been very busy!
Your olliblocks are pretty and funny, AofC. Did you draw the pictures yourself?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: butterflyangel on January 28, 2014 09:59:31 AM
@coulsenl: Thank you !

@ActsofCraftiness: Thanks !! I hope they fit him!! I'm waiting for him to receive them and take some pics for me  :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 28, 2014 10:24:11 AM
Is that machine knit?

No,this is hand knit. I still haven't got my machine up and running,too much clutter in my craft room!
When I do get it sorted I should be able to do one in half a day like Taramor says *lol*  The first one only took 13 months because hubby made me tidy my stuff away and when things get put away they get forgotten  ::)

Next knitting project is a sweater for me,no idea what the time frame will be as I'm not as slender as my beloved so the rows will take me twice as long  ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 28, 2014 10:40:50 AM
Love seeing the yarn goodies and stuff to organize...the projects are just piling in!

butterflyangel...I gave up on the two at a time sock technique as well as straight needles socks...I just love knitting with DPN's, one sock at a time...  You did a great job on your first socks...lovely color and stripes!

Love those stamps silvermoon!

k-star--wow--another sweater for hubs!  You knit like a machine...

dreadlocklove...I love your garter stitch scarf...practice and trying new things really is the only way to get better at knitting...and even experienced knitters still goof...I finished a pair of socks but then noticed I dropped a stitch...so I now have to fix it or frog it... :(...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: that1girl on January 28, 2014 12:16:56 PM
18.   Wool-eater


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: lindyv321 on January 28, 2014 12:25:25 PM
Gorgeous!  I wish I could knit or crochet!  Too much counting involved and I tend to get interrupted by kids constantly when I craft. 

My partner in the Jar of Whimsies swap has received so here are the items I made for her jar.

A wrap bracelet made from memory wire, hollow plastic tubing stuff, beads, and charms


A stitched heart.  I really need to practice a ladder stitch or something to close the opening.


A bunny pendant


Some resin flower bits


and some paperclip and ribbon bookmarks.  Although these were so simple I doubt I count them as a completed project!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: jfer007 on January 28, 2014 01:47:45 PM
I love the resin flowers! So beautiful!

I made a pair of pants for my sister:


I made this about two weeks ago, I was just too sad to post it:

A 49ers hat. There's always next year.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: lindyv321 on January 28, 2014 02:00:58 PM
I need that hat! Except it would need to be Arizona Cardinals!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on January 28, 2014 05:06:46 PM
As the new (temporary) owner of those FIVE sets of Olliblocks (and their adorable bags), I can state that everyone should have some.  My husband amused himself with one set of them until I took them away and stashed them in our gift box (we've got 11 nieces and nephews with 5 all within 2 years of each other).

I have several items on my list ready to be crossed off (and some added and crossed off  :D) but will wait until after they've been received by swap participants (even when they know what's coming like the OWS and OGS).


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: underthemountain on January 28, 2014 07:35:35 PM
I agree, those resin flowers are lovely!! Love the blanket and the 49ers hat!!  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: J_Kieviet on January 28, 2014 11:38:35 PM
So I've perfected the pants pattern, andjust need to hem and add a button hole to them.
I also started some pj pants for me.  I love my new serger.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yoopidou on January 28, 2014 11:52:33 PM
All the knitted items look good. I like that some are for husband like that simple and elegant sweater, and some for babies like the colorful blanket and the adorable hat, and others are just for the knitters like these wonderful socks, soft scarf or fan hat.

The bunny pendant is very cute with the tiny rose added on the side.

The blocks are real fun.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 29, 2014 04:17:03 AM
Working on sweater #3 for hubby now  :) It is the "Jesse Flames" sweater from one of the Stitch & Bitch books but without the flames  :D I started one for him before but it was too short so I frogged it last night and started again. I was supposed to be starting a sweater for me but I don't have the right size needles for it.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Renstar on January 29, 2014 05:25:51 AM
I was supposed to be starting a sweater for me but I don't have the right size needles for it.
What size needles do you need? I could look through mine. I have tons of duplicates.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 29, 2014 05:33:17 AM
lindy--I know you said you weren't going to count those paperclip bookmarks, but you should!!!  I love them!  I have loads of ribbon scraps...what a good idea to make a lot to give away as little gifts!

Those blocks are great...I would be amused for hours...I had a set when I was a kid...great gifts!

I am also loving all those wool eater blankets...each one is unique!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 29, 2014 07:02:13 AM
I was supposed to be starting a sweater for me but I don't have the right size needles for it.
What size needles do you need? I could look through mine. I have tons of duplicates.

Oh bless you! I need a 4.5mm and a 4mm circular but it's no big deal to wait for payday,I won't have finished the sweater I've cast on for hubby for a while


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on January 29, 2014 08:08:23 AM
Your olliblocks are pretty and funny, AofC. Did you draw the pictures yourself?

I wish I was that talented! I bought a downloadable file from here (http://caravanshoppe.com/product/olliblocks-zoo-booster-pack/).


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 29, 2014 08:21:14 AM
I've updated my list.  I've finished 4 projects so far!  yay!  I don't have a finished project to post right now though.  We're having a snow day here in NC plus an early dismissal from school yesterday, so I was suffering from a bad case of start-itus but I started the blanket on a circular needle that wasn't long enough so now it gets to wait while I work on the project that's currently on the longer circular needle!  lol

So, I had 6 projects in the works already....  why did I suffer from start-itus?  Why did I need to start ANOTHER project?  LOL  ::)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 29, 2014 08:57:11 AM
oh thanks for that link!  Those are so cute and purchasing the images will make it so much easier!

OK--I believe I am caught up on all lists...now to start tallying the challenge entries!!

Three more days to craft in January!

You guys have been terrific!

How about a few counts?  When you post, let us know where you are for the month! ;D

I am at 11...I am pleased with that number since a lot of those were knitting items!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: JillHogan on January 29, 2014 10:11:06 AM
I repurposed these old forks into label holders for placecards or cheese markers for the Sweat Shoppe swap. You can't see very well, but they're spray painted with silver texture (which is my new favorite spray paint that is taking over all plain objects in my  house :)

Here's praying that they are packaged well so they don't bend and mess with their stability in the mail!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 29, 2014 10:19:58 AM
Jill--what an interesting project!  I have been loving your silver objects!!  That is a really nice paint texture!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: underthemountain on January 29, 2014 11:27:06 AM
23. Bday scarf for my sis.  Love Noro!


24. pencil scarf for Lana!


still chugging along to finish another scarf!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: lindyv321 on January 29, 2014 12:00:30 PM
I have an Ongoing Wish project that would have been perfect for the challenge but I don't think it will arrive in time for me to post here.  Oh well there is always next month!

I have completed 16 projects but have only posted 13 since the other three are swap packages.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: coulsenl on January 29, 2014 12:52:22 PM
underthemountain - what yarn did you use for that scarf? It is sooo pretty!

I'm at 8 finished projects so far this month, though I have a dozen WIPs I would like to finish tonight and tomorrow.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Taramor on January 29, 2014 01:00:11 PM
Thank you for the link, AofC! I want a set - but what will people say, when they see that grey-haired lady play with blocks?  ::)
I love your pencil-scarf, Underthemountain, I have pinned it.
And lovely placeholders, JillHogan. And who can resist silver spray paint?

I'm still at 0 finished projects - but I have made 62 blocks for my quilt, all from stash, so I think I'm doing ok.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: underthemountain on January 29, 2014 01:11:54 PM
Thanks coulsenl!  It's Noro Kujaku.  :)  I'm thinking of making a faux version of this with sock yarn and a plain wool.  :)

Thanks Taramor!  :)  I haven't made one of them in a while and suddenly had the urge to make it.  :)  For some strange reason I only feel like knitting when it's cold.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 29, 2014 01:50:44 PM
lindy--if you let me know via PM that you are waiting for a swap item to arrive, you can still enter it and post pics later!  I won't be ready to tally up all the info until way into February anyway...just put January Challenge in your post...that helps me a lot!

62 quilt blocks!! wow...that is a big accomplishment!

UTM--I am loving your knitting!  I loved the dropped stitch scarf..and the colorway is really lovely as well.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: underthemountain on January 29, 2014 02:13:36 PM
Thanks Always!  I really barely know how to do anything so it was a great scarf for me.  My friend gave me a simple cable pattern to try next for my hubby.  :)  I can't wait to try cables!  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: SilverMoon on January 29, 2014 11:02:34 PM
I'm up to 9. Well, technically 10, since my eldest son spelled his new teacher's name wrong, and I had to remake that stamp. I double checked with that boy 3 times, I knew O'Connell had two Ls! Luckily his teacher sent him a letter over the holidays. Unluckily, it arrived one day before school started, so that was a rush job. (and no photo!)

I just finished a purple pi amigurumi, but I'm not counting that as an individual project. I'm starting my stash of them early this year, so I don't want to flood you all with pi between now and March 14!


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Post by: J_Kieviet on January 29, 2014 11:15:42 PM
Finished a pair of pj pants and a blouse today, love my new serger and the sewing takes no time at all with it.  Next project s - purple sweater, green hoody,  pjs (top & bottoms),


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Post by: RedheadWithThread on January 29, 2014 11:25:16 PM
Underthemountain, I am in love with those scarves! Especially the one for Lana :D It's too cute!


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Post by: bookstorebabe on January 30, 2014 05:39:04 AM
I'm going to the usual local geek/scifi convention in April as a dealer like I do every year,and for the first time I am also going to the much larger comic book convention in June!
So I will be spamming the board with rayguns later. ;D I need some warm days so I can go outside and spray paint base coats. I have a half done one that's made from a toy Barbie hairdryer and a PomWonderful juice bottle,just for fun.
And I need more small bits of circuit board. Heh, these things are so much fun.
I love the scarves! And I forgot to comment on the blocks,they're terrific!


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Post by: JillHogan on January 30, 2014 07:03:32 AM
I made some things for alwaysinmyroom in the ows swap, and she received.

First, some cards and envelopes, inspired by this craftster post: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334398.0#axzz2kBPkJkIm

These were so fun and I can get free expired calendars so I can't wait to make more.




Always likes insects so a "be my love bug" bug jar:



And a Valentines Day yarn/felt wreath:




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Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on January 30, 2014 07:15:40 AM
Well I am at exactly 0 crafts done this year  ::)  Had absolutely no crafty mojo. But I have started crafting for the Box of Sunshine swap and it's really helping me out of my funk.  :)  I have today off and I'm going to be dying my hair so I can't leave the house all day so I plan on getting a lot done today. ( Due to a sudden allergic reaction to hair dye and a trip to the ER I now have to use Henna and Indigo to dye my hair, it takes 6 hours!  :P  )

ActsofCraftiness, thanks for posting the link for those blocks! They will make the perfect gift for my nephew's birthday! Did you use Modpodge to seal? I've had bad experiences with it staying just tacky enough to stick to other pieces that have been sealed with it.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 30, 2014 07:19:34 AM
Thanks for posting those wonderful pictures!  They are way better than mine, but this weekend, I am decorating for Valentines, so I will get an action shot!

I loved the notecards...impressed that they were made with calendars!  I sort of wish now that I did not recycle my old calendars... :(...what kind of glue do you use for the envelopes?  Did you use a template or just take apart an old envelope?  I use tons of notecards in swaps, but I will keep a few of my favorites!

And, I am so glad I got to see your silver texture paint up close...that grasshopper bug jar is wonderful!!  I have a collection of bug whimsies that I am going to put in there...thanks, Jill, for making me a recipient of some of your 50 projects!


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Post by: JillHogan on January 30, 2014 08:20:48 AM

I loved the notecards...impressed that they were made with calendars!  I sort of wish now that I did not recycle my old calendars... :(...what kind of glue do you use for the envelopes?  Did you use a template or just take apart an old envelope?  I use tons of notecards in swaps, but I will keep a few of my favorites!


I took apart an old envelope as a template.  I got a little lazy in my cutting, so some weren't perfect, but I think of that as character ;) 

I wanted to sit on my recliner while making them, so I stayed away from glue-glue.  I used glue dots on a roll, like from the paper aisle at a craft store.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 30, 2014 10:11:42 AM
That is a great idea!  I mostly put them in swap packages so it is not like they are going to fall apart while in transit or anything!  Thanks for that tip!  I have lots of glue dots!


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Post by: pinokeeo on January 30, 2014 10:37:20 AM
You all are making such wonderful projects, and I wish I could comment on each one, but for now the 50 projects board is a spectator sport for me.

I had three surgeries on January 7 on my right arm.  While the surgeries were successful, the recovery is much slower than we had expected, so I am not able to do my crafting, and one-handed typing is difficult.

So, I will be watching from the sidelines and loving all that you do.  And when my recovery is sufficient that I can make the effort again, I will return. 

This has been a difficult decision, and I have discussed it with the moderator, and this is what we came up with.

Happy crafting, Y’all.


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Post by: underthemountain on January 30, 2014 10:43:30 AM
Hi Pinokeeo!  Hope your arm gets better soon!!! 


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 30, 2014 10:57:44 AM
We will miss your wonderful crafts, but you need to rest and heal, pinokeeo!  Cheer us on from the sidelines!  There certainly have been some wonderful projects and ideas!


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Post by: yoopidou on January 30, 2014 11:01:57 AM
JillHogan, the forks are a fun and creative idea. The cards from calendars are beautiful, and the bug jar would be fun for someone who loves bug. The centipedes in the garden are already a bit too much for me as I am quite scared of their bite, especially the beautiful blue ones.

The scarves are great: Your sister's one is elegant but my favorite is Lana's one. It's a fun scarf. Will you make her a sharpener hat to go with it? or maybe notebook mittens?

Pinokeeo, rest your arm well so you can show us more incredible wood crafts later. I hope it is not too painful.


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Post by: Renstar on January 30, 2014 11:11:48 AM
I was supposed to be starting a sweater for me but I don't have the right size needles for it.
What size needles do you need? I could look through mine. I have tons of duplicates.

Oh bless you! I need a 4.5mm and a 4mm circular but it's no big deal to wait for payday,I won't have finished the sweater I've cast on for hubby for a while

I have spares in both sizes, but only as straight needles, not circular.  If they are of any use, let me know and I can send.


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Post by: jfer007 on January 30, 2014 02:19:16 PM
I made a cat bed for my cat today, however it turned out a little too small, so I will probably wind up making another one. Thank goodness it was easy!



Here she is just hanging out beside it, not actually using it. Typical.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 30, 2014 02:34:18 PM
lol I read somewhere that cats resort back to their instincts when it comes to where they sleep...they like moving around so that they don't become prey themselves...my cats will sleep in the same place for a few days, and then move...but they do have their favorites...

Anyway, it is a really cute bed...maybe you they will use is in a few days...or you can use it as a seat cushion! ;D


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Post by: fluttermuffin on January 30, 2014 06:12:18 PM
 :)
I always enjoy following these boards....


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Post by: cmarion3 on January 30, 2014 06:20:51 PM
lol I read somewhere that cats resort back to their instincts when it comes to where they sleep...they like moving around so that they don't become prey themselves...my cats will sleep in the same place for a few days, and then move...but they do have their favorites...

Anyway, it is a really cute bed...maybe you they will use is in a few days...or you can use it as a seat cushion! ;D

I always wondered why they would suddenly abandon the spot they had been sleeping in for days (like between my feet) and move to another "favorite" spot (like on my chest). Your comment explains it! Thanks.

I also have noticed that if you do something for a cat that you think they will like, they have to prove that they are above such presumptions and ignore the present! Unless of course you spike with catnip!


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Post by: RedheadWithThread on January 30, 2014 09:28:02 PM
I've crafted six small items, a set of three and a set of two plus one more, but I can't post them yet as they are for the OPS. I'll be sending out tomorrow and will post them as soon as Breegy receives :D


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 31, 2014 06:26:02 AM
I made this cowl and matching earrings for the FoC Raffle.  And bonus!  They are in winter colors for the January challenge!  ;D




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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 31, 2014 06:31:13 AM
You are rocking those chunky cowls!  This one is my favorite!


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 31, 2014 07:32:55 AM
You are rocking those chunky cowls!  This one is my favorite!

Thanks! I think this one is my fave, as well... it will be hard to send away!  :)


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Post by: fantasticmio on January 31, 2014 08:01:52 AM
More hats for charity!  (And a couple of scarves...)

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12237747986/)
IMG4395.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12237747986/) by fantasticmio (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12089043546/)
IMG4367.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12089043546/) by fantasticmio (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11933899896/)
IMG4362.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11933899896/) by fantasticmio (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12236687835/)
IMG4394.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12236687835/) by fantasticmio (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 31, 2014 09:31:00 AM
Mio--what is your count up to?

I love the swirly pattern for the hats and scarves!


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Post by: fantasticmio on January 31, 2014 09:39:20 AM
Mio--what is your count up to?

I love the swirly pattern for the hats and scarves!

I haven't shared all of them here yet (I'm posting these hats to a few different places, so it's tricky to keep it all straight) but my official count is 68.  That's less than I was hoping, but that's ok.  It's still a whole lot of hats!!! lol


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 31, 2014 10:02:52 AM
It sure is! wow....


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Post by: yoopidou on January 31, 2014 11:08:22 AM
I am at 15 projects. I have updated my list but will post pictures later.

That's a cute cat bed. Maybe the cat will use it later, once he has forgotten it was ment for him. As Alwaysinmy room said, cats seem to need to pretend they don't want what we make/buy them. My last project is for cats too. I made them a toy. One cat loved it. The other looked at it, gave it one try and decided it was either to infuriating or to stupid, maybe both!

This new cowl looks very thick and warm,  bunny1kenobi.

Wow, Fantasticmio, that's a lot of hats. More than two a day! Don't your fingers hurt after that much knitting?


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Post by: gaudiknight on January 31, 2014 01:51:47 PM
Hi there!

I thought I'd actually put in a post here instead of lurking like I usually do.

I'm at 3 completed projects for January (all variations on a theme), one abandoned project (ran out of motivation and yarn - a deadly combination), and one WIP.

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/12090623784/) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/12073091174/) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/12139062965/)

Outdoors (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/12090623784/) by AluminumDryad (http://www.flickr.com/people/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr
MelancholyWing's Bodice Pattern (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/12073091174/) by AluminumDryad (http://www.flickr.com/people/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr
Rustic Dress (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/12139062965/) by AluminumDryad (http://www.flickr.com/people/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

My WIP project was going to be my entry for the "Learn Something New" January challenge - first time doing a complicated lace pattern, reading a chart, and using beads. Perhaps if I knit really fast this evening I'll have it done in time.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 31, 2014 02:06:33 PM
I just adore those clothes...that little sweater is so sweet...KNIT FAST!


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Post by: dewshinesdopp on January 31, 2014 03:28:19 PM
WOOT!  I created something!  *jumping up and down because my muse has returned*

It's not from my list, but that's okay. 
Maybe I should make a section for "random things that I make that have no purpose other than to make"

Any way... Behold!  I made a green and copper bracelet.  It's kind of random, but I like it. 



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Post by: Smeddley on January 31, 2014 06:28:04 PM
I'm behind and I've missed soooooo much awesomeness!  I have no excuse, other than an illness that has been kicking my behind and a project that took waaaaaaay longer than I thought it would!  Hopefully February will be a much craftier month!  (And I'm still so blaaaarrrrggh that yes, this is almost a direct copy/paste from the Winter Nerd Battles post.  Oh, for shame!)

I did do some art, the first two weeks of Lifebook 2014:





Then I finished a giant project of DOOOOM - my 2014 Goal Book (more info here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431221.0#axzz2s21SMtOd (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431221.0#axzz2s21SMtOd))



Then I finished another swirly drawing that had been lurking, sketched but not inked, forever... and I also did a colored version.

First, dish in black and white line:



Then, fish colored in with these weird/awesome crayon pencil things my friend gave me.  It's nice to go back to basics, even if it doesn't quite give you the finesse of colored pencils!



Finally, when you show your friends things like your Little Visitor Scrapbooks, they always want one, too.  I was given MiniHoneydew by a friend of mine and did a series of photos/stories of "Lifestyles of the Rich and Peg-Like".  Pretty much the entire thing is what I'm counting as the project, but I have a picture of the props I made for it here (mini tiara, tiny knitting, and an entire set of mini cards):



I really hope February is a lot craftier!


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Post by: yoopidou on January 31, 2014 06:56:49 PM
Gaudiknight, all the tiny cloths are very cute. I like that your doll also has a knitted pet or plush.

Dewshinesdopp, your bracelet is lovely. I like the camaieu of colors you used and the randomness of it.

Smeddley, I love your 2014 Goal Book. That's a very fun idea and that will make you do things. I admire you for being able to stick to it.
I would like to know more about your little visitor scrapbook like. Can you make a post about it?


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Post by: Smeddley on January 31, 2014 07:01:56 PM
I could post the pictures, but I have NO idea what board it would be on.  It would be crossing the streams to post the facebook link here, but I think the internet probably knows who I am anyway... here's the album I put on FB:

https://www.facebook.com/smeddley/media_set?set=a.10202576823732608.1073741829.1556975964&type=3 (https://www.facebook.com/smeddley/media_set?set=a.10202576823732608.1073741829.1556975964&type=3)

I have another one to do, once I get another peg-person, and I think it'll be comic book style...


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Post by: yoopidou on January 31, 2014 07:11:45 PM
There were some great new projects to look at. That made me forget that I came her to put my projects.

I made a toy for the cats: Whack a mice.


a cardboard box with holes,a paper bag with slits over the holes, a stick with some green felt wrapped tightly in a ball at the end. This cat loved it and kept trying to catch the green ball. My other cat enjoys much more to play by herself with the paper bag. ;)




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Post by: Smeddley on January 31, 2014 07:16:30 PM
Hahaha, Whack a Mice made me laugh out loud.  Genius!


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Post by: RedheadWithThread on January 31, 2014 10:19:40 PM
Made myself a rerooting tool to make my modding go just a little faster:


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Post by: J_Kieviet on February 01, 2014 12:32:26 AM
You've all got great stuff-love the

here are my entries for January

1.  Vision board to inspire my this year



2.hair barrette on the crazy loom in blue  and white.  It was also my first go on the loom.
     

3. Blouse inspired by tutorial(I'll add link when I'm on my computer,.


4. Made pyjama pants on my new serger -decided on a nice easy pattern to learn with.


also finished a housecoat for my mom and one for my niece.


and a little ufo wallhanging


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on February 01, 2014 04:50:59 AM
5 projects (2 swaps) finished this month,one of which has multiple elements & included a new skill and one was a wip - I call January a win!  ;D

I'm starting Feb with more knitting so it will be a while before I have any pics to share.


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Post by: gaudiknight on February 01, 2014 05:40:04 AM
I just adore those clothes...that little sweater is so sweet...KNIT FAST!

I knit until my eyes hurt and my circular needle broke, but there's still at least one more repeat and the edging to go.  But it was sooo close!


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Post by: J_Kieviet on February 01, 2014 09:45:25 AM
Looking forward to February challenge.   My goal is to have an entry every month.


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Post by: dewshinesdopp on February 01, 2014 10:36:20 AM
Dewshinesdopp, your bracelet is lovely. I like the camaieu of colors you used and the randomness of it.


Aww, thanks so much yoopidou!  And thanks for teaching me a new word :)  I had to google "camaieu".  Now I know there's a fancy word for "make something in random shades of a single color". 

That makes me so happy! 

I completed a few others, only one of which was on my list. 

Behold, more random    camaieu jewelry 





And from my list, a LOST bracelet.  Since I plan to add a few more charms, it is still technically a WIP, but it's full enough to wear, so I'm calling that a win.  :)


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Post by: v3nu5 on February 01, 2014 11:19:30 AM
Everything is beautiful. The hats for charity have a great design, fantasticmio, I love the teal and gray chunky cowl and earrings bunny1kenobi. Dewshinesdopp, your long necklaces look so pretty.

I've missed out on some crafting but I had a death in the family to prepare for. I did make about 35 rosary bracelets for family members who attended funeral services at the request of my mom. Here is a small peak of the colors and kind I made. Every single one is different and is a full rosary on memory wire.
The bracelets took me about 5 days to finish and I made a total of 46, including small versions for little girls.


I also made a hat using yarn my father found for me at savers. Needed something to keep my hands busy in between bracelets. At least they were things on my list.


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Post by: yoopidou on February 01, 2014 04:34:08 PM
V3nu5, that's a lot of rosary bracelets.

Dewshinesdopp, yeah for camaieu! You seem to have a good eye for assembling beads of different shades of the same color.

J_Kieviet, you made lots of sewn projects. I never used a serger. Is it hard?

FreakieGeekie, it's a very useful tool but I have no idea how you use it!


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Post by: yoopidou on February 01, 2014 04:43:33 PM
I made 17 projects in January.

New things I tried:
-homemade pasta( past posts)
-creating 5 new recipes. the one I liked best was the beet-orange-goat cheese salad.

-new art medium: oil pastels for the first time

-new art medium try: encaustic like painting with oil pastels.
   I have tried melting the pastels. So, I used a heat gun, the heated pastel leaves a thick trace but it cools down very fast.
   Then, I tried drawing on an electric grill plate. This works fine. The heat has to be high enough. It leaves a thick layer. It reminds me of Impressionism but it uses pastels like crazy.

-new art medium: pencils that have three colors on the same lead.



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Post by: RedheadWithThread on February 01, 2014 10:49:01 PM
Such pretty jewelry and clothes! ;D
Yoopi, that salad looks tasty! The rerooting tool is just a needle with the eye cut at an angle jammed down into a wooden dowel. The "grip" is just a piece of white felt wrapped around it with a hair elastic holding it in place. I take a few pieces of doll hair, wrap it around my finger, slide the longer piece of the eye under it, then hold the hair against the grip and then I poke it into one of the holes in the doll's head. Much faster than the knot method I was previously using.


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Post by: J_Kieviet on February 01, 2014 11:34:23 PM
The serger is super easy, wish I had asked for it years ago, lol.  And yes, majority of my projects are fabrics and sewing - it's the one craft that I have not gotten bored of after a couple years.


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Post by: pinokeeo on February 02, 2014 06:44:28 AM
Lots of fun stuff.  I like the cat toy.


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Post by: J_Kieviet on February 02, 2014 09:13:36 AM
Here is my list for February:

1.Housecoat for work project
2.Apron for work project
3.Housecoat for niece #3
4.Quillow for niece #3
5.Green hoody
6.Black pants
7.Quilt for friend
8.Continue my friendship braid quilt
9.Gift bags for PRD travel companions
10.Sash for our TOPS Chapter queen
11.Repair skirt for friend


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Post by: yoopidou on February 02, 2014 04:58:06 PM
Freakiegeekie, if the tool is to push the hairs inside the hole. How do the hairs stay put in their hole?

J_Kieviet, maybe I could borrow a serger. What would be the best project to use it? a swimsuit? a T-shirt?
That's an ambitious list for February. Just the quilt would likely take me the whole month, or more.


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Post by: underthemountain on February 02, 2014 05:43:27 PM
Love all the knitted hats, rosaries, jewelry, food, and painting!  And that cat toy really rocks!

Finally finished my bullet pendants...collected the casings out in the LA desert this past summer.  :)



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Post by: pinokeeo on February 02, 2014 06:28:54 PM
Oh, I like the bullet pendants.


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Post by: deathbeforedishes on February 02, 2014 08:24:41 PM
I have knitted myself a scarf!

I have been wanting to learn to knit for the past few years and finally got around to trying in December. I made a cowl for my critters and then decided to make myself the scarf that has been on my To Do list since last year. (It was on my list to motivate me to learn the new skill.)



Yay! Second hand knit item down... Now to make the hubby one. ;)


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Post by: waggonswest on February 02, 2014 08:38:59 PM
So much crafty goodness I had to resort to looking at pictures only.  Cool stuff gang. 

A couple more to add to my list...

Lunch for 70... had to feed the roboteers this Saturday. 
(I'll get the menu and strategy posted sometime before I actually count it.)

A wee Groundhog.... Minus shadow.  No one can blame the extended winter on me!  (Free pattern from Wild Olive.)  Eeeep,.  Picture is on the other computer.  Will modify shortly.  Just note, I didn't follow the directions very well at all.  He is a lot lumpier than he should be.  I'll make him a friend soon and hopefully get it right. 




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Post by: RedheadWithThread on February 03, 2014 12:27:58 AM
Love those pendants, utm!
Awesome scarf, deathbeforedishes!

Freakiegeekie, if the tool is to push the hairs inside the hole. How do the hairs stay put in their hole?

Tension holds it in place. After I'm finished rooting her, I'll squeeze a bit of glue into her head (I've been told Fabri-tac is the best) then smear it around with a q-tip. After it's dried, her hair will be just as stylable as the original doll's, if I do it right.


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 03, 2014 06:00:21 AM
Been on a card-making kick.



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Post by: dewshinesdopp on February 03, 2014 08:09:59 AM
I have made two jewelry displays in the last two days.  Both super easy.  I'll post pictures in a little while, once the paint dries.

Okay, here are three pictures:
1) the tray display I made awhile ago.  This time, it's being used.  It's filled with a bunch of necklaces I made.  Sadly, it's upside down.  


2) the hoop display I made.  The earrings in it are store-bought way back when I managed a Claire's.  It was a dangerous place for someone who was born with the magpie gene.  :P


3) the frame display.  It's sideways, because I can't figure out how to change it.  But, all of the earrings on it are ones I made.  


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Post by: lindyv321 on February 03, 2014 08:38:06 AM
Love all those cards!

I completed a few more things.  A hoopla for the Ongoing Hoopla thread


The others are for swaps and I will post once they are received.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 03, 2014 09:18:40 AM
beautiful embroidery once again, Lindy!  I love the fabric and colors you chose, too!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: cursive_queen on February 03, 2014 09:48:40 AM
So I only had 2 finishes for January (several things were finished Feb 2!).  I made 2 sets of these Frozen Pillowcases - some for a friends daughters and for mine.  They also fit with the January Challenge of Winter themed I think

Would have liked a better photo, but animals kept "helping"


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 03, 2014 10:55:57 AM
wow--deathbefore dishes--loves knit scarf...you are doing great with your tension...before you know it, you are going to be knitting scarves for everyone! ;D

loving the displays for organizing!

Going to spend the evening tallying up the challenge stuff...I just got done with December in the 2013 thread!!  I should know better not to run challenges during tax season, but they are so much fun and motivating!

Excellent participation this month...hmmm...February themes...I am on it!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Renstar on February 03, 2014 11:14:10 AM
I think the February themes should include purple & / or orange. 

Mainly because that is next on my list of projects that are not on my list and detracting me from things I should be getting on with!!!  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 03, 2014 11:22:26 AM
I agree!! I love those colors...separately and together!! ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 03, 2014 11:28:34 AM
Current challenge--also on page 1 for reference!

February/March 2014
This is tax season for me so I have to limit my time online!


Challenge:

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

2. Colors: predominately purple or orange or both!

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


Read more: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5136455#msg5136455#ixzz2sHyZcKVL


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Renstar on February 03, 2014 11:32:25 AM
I love all of those themes.  It is great to steal ideas from other people's lists!!
(Note to self: no-one can steal from your list of nothing... or next to nothing!!  ;D)

I'm on it .....


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 03, 2014 11:36:54 AM
ha I have two purple items and about four oranges on my own list...and I have plenty of things I am going to steal...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: dewshinesdopp on February 03, 2014 01:26:37 PM
Someone is an incredible genius and made it so that people don't need a chiropractor after look at my pictures...Whoever you are, thank you!   :-* :-* :-* :-*


Title: challenge
Post by: that1girl on February 03, 2014 03:29:23 PM
19.   Pointed hat


20.   jacket and updated skirt



im really good at making things to small for my self. I cut the skirt pulled it up and little it rip until i could get it over my hips. I sewed up the edges and added buttons and button holes.

for the top i used this as a guide (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=124280.0#axzz2sIw36qfC). Its came out just a size to small i can get it on, but getting it off is harder. I think i will try this out again with a thicker material. I had hook closers , i just have no idea where they are now that i want to use them.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: J_Kieviet on February 03, 2014 10:12:48 PM
Something to decorate home/self with for valentines - check
Something purple - check, check, check
Steal something - off to look


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: trinalocakary on February 04, 2014 12:32:01 AM
This is one of 4 crowns I am making, one for each season, this is for the Winter Court, Silver (Steel) wire and gun metal gray copper wire woven with red, clear and black beads including 3 white plastic skulls and 4 clear Lucite "crystals"
It is the grand prize for the Winter Courts Group Birthday Party I am throwing Feb 22nd (a birthday forCapricorns, Aquarius', and Pieces...those born between Dec 22 and March 20th)
I am making Poppers/crackers with little toys, candy and stuff in it and one will have a card that says "You are the ruler of the 2014 Winter Court" and they get to keep the crown
The spring court one will be silver, blue and green wire, clear and iridescent blue black beads, and hopefully some clear or silver moon beads and smaller clear crystals on top
The summer court crown will be silver, red and burgundy wire with red, black and clear beads and possibly star crystal beads and red acrylic crystals
The Autumn court crown will be silver, lots of pure black and red and copper with black stone skulls, glittering black/red acrylic crystals and iridescent black and clear beads


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: RedheadWithThread on February 04, 2014 01:59:05 AM
Oh my goodness! Trina! That crown is awesome!  :o


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on February 04, 2014 04:00:36 AM
Purple & orange are two of my favourite colours  ;D I'm currently knitting with purple but whether I'll be finished in time to fit the challenge is another matter  ::)
I know I'll be making something orange for my Spring decorating and I know there are countless ideas I intend to steal off of all the lists!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 04, 2014 05:38:12 AM
cool crown!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: fishstix43 on February 04, 2014 05:50:11 AM
Those crowns are awesome!

I didn't actually make much crafting progress in January (too many video games..oops), but I found out that I got selected for an internship, which means for the summer I'll go from 70 hour work weeks to 40!  I will have so much crafting time I won't even know what to do with myself!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 04, 2014 06:30:18 AM
wow--that crown is wonderful! 

that1girl...love the stripey hat...I am opposite of you...I tend to make things too big and then have to take in all the seams...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: texscrapper on February 04, 2014 08:01:13 AM
Looks like I'm making LSU themed crafts thins month since the color is purple :)
That will help me mark those off my list!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 04, 2014 08:44:52 AM
lol I was thinking of you...

purple and orange are another small team called Clemson... ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: lindyv321 on February 04, 2014 09:16:33 AM
I have another Valentine Fairy Shrine completed.  I got lots of crafting done while my kids were sick last week!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yoopidou on February 04, 2014 01:58:02 PM
Trinalocakary, your crown is royal!

Bunny1kenoby, cute cards. Did you cut them yourself or with a machine?

Underthemountain, your jewelry pieces are very creative.

Deathbeforedishes, it's your second hand knitted item? I don't see any tighter or looser stitch, I'm impressed!

Dewshinesdopp, my favorite display is the first one and they all are great.

Cursive-Queen, thanks for making cute pillow cases. I'm going to steal your idea and makes some too, and that will let me be in the challenge!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: carolmb on February 04, 2014 02:26:02 PM
Love all the crafts. Been working on a swap and thinkin what i wanna do next lol


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: meleriffic on February 04, 2014 05:01:39 PM
I only completed 2 projects in January. The necklace that I previously posted and this scarf for my sister. It was made from fancy scarf yarn. I believe Tinseltown is the name of the yarn.




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: RedheadWithThread on February 04, 2014 11:11:39 PM
purple and orange are another small team called Clemson... ;D

Purple and orange are also the colors for NSU, a college based in Natchitoches, Louisiana. ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bushbaby on February 05, 2014 03:11:44 AM
I promise I am still here - just havent got much crafting done and I have either been majorly de-stashing & cleaning or just to tired to do anything but watch Big Bang Theory with my DH.  ;D

I have managed to get myself involved in a rather large charity project for the year though - helping knit a  scarf 0.2miles long - see here  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431323.0#axzz2sRcvDcCW) for more.

Only thing now - how do I count that on my list?!?!

I did design & knit this section last month:



So I might count each ball of yarn i use up? or perhaps each metre? what do you guys think?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: stillatthetop on February 05, 2014 04:07:45 AM
Darn it. I wish I could knit this good, and I would donate to the project. Your item looks great bushbaby. And what a wonderful idea to craft for.

From what I understand...counting is all up to the member. I may be wrong, but others have posed the same question. I think you just count what you seem fair, and keep going from there.

Your project took lots of time. I think I would rack up the points for that one  ;D Your call. It doesn't mean you stop at 50! It just means that you feel empowered that you reached a goal. Then you fly to the moon and land on the stars.  ::)

~T


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bushbaby on February 05, 2014 04:34:14 AM
Darn it. I wish I could knit this good, and I would donate to the project. Your item looks great bushbaby. And what a wonderful idea to craft for.


Thanksfor the nice words  :). You dont have to knit anything fancy. Most of what we have done so far is plain old garter stitch (knit both sides). Its nice and easy to do and quick to work up.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: fantasticmio on February 05, 2014 05:40:11 AM
If I understand the scarf project correctly: you knit a section, then pass it to someone else who knits a section then passes it to someone else, and the scarf keeps going around to all participants until it reaches the goal length... if that's the case, personally I'd probably claim each section I knit as a project.

But you can do it in whatever way makes the most sense to you - I go for the way that motivates me the most. ^_^


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bushbaby on February 05, 2014 05:55:23 AM
If I understand the scarf project correctly: you knit a section, then pass it to someone else who knits a section then passes it to someone else, and the scarf keeps going around to all participants until it reaches the goal length... if that's the case, personally I'd probably claim each section I knit as a project.

sorry  :-[ not quite. I am & other volounteers are knitting sections which are then sewn together by me to eventually make the total length of scarf we are aiming for.

I think I will just count each yarn ball I completely knit as 1 finish, as well as keeping a running total of length knitted by me.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 05, 2014 06:13:12 AM
I made myself something (which rarely happens). This is a freezer paper stenciled sweatshirt in anticipation of the return of The Walking Dead:



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 05, 2014 07:55:34 AM
awesome t!!!  I can't wait until this weekend for the new season!!

mel--that scarf is beautiful!  I have been wanting to make one of those fluffy scarves but the yarn intimidates me when I see it...

bushbaby...I have loads of odds and ends of worsted wool..is that dk yarn?  Should it be acrylic and washable since it will be made into blankets later?  I would like to contribute a length...garter stitch I can do well and fast! ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: underthemountain on February 05, 2014 07:59:05 AM
Wow, that is some awesome knitting Bushbaby! 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bushbaby on February 05, 2014 08:58:50 AM
bushbaby...I have loads of odds and ends of worsted wool..is that dk yarn?  Should it be acrylic and washable since it will be made into blankets later?  I would like to contribute a length...garter stitch I can do well and fast! ;D

(As confrimed by K-star on another thread) yeah Worsted should be close enough. :) And any yarn should be good - what ever you feel like donating :) we can always match up wool to wool and acrylic to acrylic if neede when we make the blankets.

We love the idea that once the scarf is sewn together each section will have a little tag saing the name & country/state of the person who knitted it :) I'd love to make this a really international thing  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: fantasticmio on February 05, 2014 09:05:23 AM
More hats!  I've actually already shared 7 of these, so this post adds 23 (rather than the 30 pictured).  I had them all out this morning to take pictures to submit to the HP game I'm playing, and then I put them all back away again before realizing that I wanted to share it here, too! Since I already had to pull them out again to weigh them for approximate yardage (2010 yards!), I'm not pulling them all back out again for more pics (I've got the yarn for the matching scarves tucked inside them right now), so... just ignore 7 of these. :P

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12323520034/)
IMG4430.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12323520034/) by fantasticmio (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12323233963/)
IMG4431.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12323233963/) by fantasticmio (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12323229043/)
IMG4432.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12323229043/) by fantasticmio (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12322752935/)
IMG4434.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12322752935/) by fantasticmio (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12322736985/)
IMG4433.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12322736985/) by fantasticmio (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12322872663/)
IMG4428.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12322872663/) by fantasticmio (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12323150714/)
IMG4429.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12323150714/) by fantasticmio (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

I think I need a nap...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 05, 2014 09:11:14 AM
fantasticmio, I think you've earned a nap, for sure! WOW!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: butterflyangel on February 05, 2014 11:15:20 AM
@lindyv321: That is such a cute little shrine !

@bushbaby: holy cow that is so cool! How did you do that?

@fantasticmio: your hats look so fun !!

So the socks FINALLY got to him...a week later. Just wanted to show you guys how it looks on feet ! lol


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: kbrison on February 05, 2014 02:39:59 PM
Marked this to receive notifications when new comments were added. For some reason today was the first time since Jan.16 that I actually was notified of new posts (just 28 pages worth!!!). Looks like everyone has really been busy, but there's no way to comment on all 28 pages.

I've been crafting for swaps but nothing I can post yet. I did make a few cards though so will share them.


My favorite is the last line on the bottom right card: "He took out his wallet and handed it to her." Definitely my kind of guy!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: underthemountain on February 05, 2014 03:01:04 PM
love those hats!  great socks too...wish I could make a pair of socks...

nice cards!  reminds me that I need to do some papercrafting!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 05, 2014 03:11:35 PM
cool socks...

and Mio, your hats are so fun and funky...I know you have such a large collection of yarns to be able to make them so colorful!

kbrison--such cute cards...that is one thing that can always be used, especially in swaps!  I bet single handedly, we Craftsters use the US Post office more than any community! ;D  And, probably write a whole boatload of notes!!

I feel like I missed some food projects...maybe I saw them somewhere else...but anyway, if I spot them, I am going to drool over them again...I swear I saw a cheese soup and sausages...

bushbaby...what a cool knit...you make me really want to try colorwork...maybe in 2015!!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yofi on February 05, 2014 04:18:09 PM
Such great projects!  I love all the knits and that gorgeous crown.  I think I need to wear crowns more often...

a lot of projects underway but not much finished.  The weather has really complicated things, as I need to be at work even (especially!) when others call off, and I've been gone for most weekends.

But I did have fun finishing these Naughty Knubbelchen out of left over sock yarn.



I'll be making more of these as the year goes on, for a charity donation this fall.  They're quite nice, and my mom is already in love with the Fair isle fellow.

This grey cold weather has also got me thinking a lot about spring and plants.  So I repotted a lot of plants, took a lot of cuttings, am forcing paperwhites, crocuses and other little bulbs.  I was rather pleased to free up a quality pot by transplanting a pair of ponytail palms into tin cans bound for the recycling bin.  this one is hanging in the bathroom now.



And I have tons of cuttings getting started for the spring garden swap... and prettying up the windows in the process!



I made a great batch of quick buttermilk bread, trying out a new recipe, but didn't get pictures.  I think this brings me up to 8 projects.

Time to get started on Valentines Day projects!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: fantasticmio on February 05, 2014 04:53:01 PM

and Mio, your hats are so fun and funky...I know you have such a large collection of yarns to be able to make them so colorful!


They're for my OWL in the Harry Potter game on Ravelry, and the requirement is that each one has at least three colours in it.  I figured it was a good opportunity to use up these scraps:

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11341360995/)
IMG4304.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11341360995/) by fantasticmio (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 05, 2014 04:58:17 PM
Oh that photo made me gasp with pleasure!   ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 05, 2014 05:21:07 PM
I made a miniature Easter basket!  Yes, I know we haven't even had Valentine's yet....  ::)



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: kbrison on February 05, 2014 07:22:18 PM
Yofi, those dolls are so cute! Makes me wish I could knit. And I've been thinking about starting some garden plants, so your repotting of house plants just adds to my gardening fever.  :)

Mio, what a wonderful assortment of yarn!

Bunny, what materials did you use? That tiny basket is amazing.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: waggonswest on February 05, 2014 07:33:06 PM
I can't believe I am only at 6 projects.  I have been working non-stop but I guess I'm not getting anywhere very fast. 

Here is my lumpy little groundhog.  (NO shadow.  I'll make that when I re-make him and actually follow the directions.)  Pattern free from Wild Olive. 




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 05, 2014 07:34:54 PM
The basket is made from cardstock and white glue. I found the images of the tiny chicks online and shrunk them down reeeeeeeally small and modpodged them on.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yoopidou on February 05, 2014 10:14:23 PM
I love all the yarn projects. The little dolls are adorable, yofi. Bushbaby's giant scarf, Fantasticmio's numerous hats and the comfortable socks all are fantastic.

Underthemountain,your jewelry is very creative.

bunny1kenobi, I love all your miniature. They are very detailed and realistic.

waggonswest, your groundhog looks ready to be hugged, with his soft belly.

Kbrison, your cards look professionally made. The wallet quote made me smile!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: stillatthetop on February 06, 2014 02:38:19 AM
kbrison quote, "Marked this to receive notifications when new comments were added. For some reason today was the first time since Jan.16 that I actually was notified of new posts (just 28 pages worth!!!). Looks like everyone has really been busy, but there's no way to comment on all 28 pages."

My notify emails are often late, too. This thread runs fast. I don't think the server can keep up with this one. It does not always keep up with my PM either. I get those notifys days beyond when I have already read the messages.  ;D I just keep checking back.

Nice coffee cards. And curious about the Naughty Knubbelchen. I will soon be working on a Lederhosen for my Howdy Doody puppet  ;D I am learning to Yodel, and wish to learn the ventriloquism style for that.

I have lots of projects planned to make 2014 the best year ever!!!! But I am loving all the eye candy here. I don't always get a chance to comment on everyone, either. But I love it all the same. This board flies...but I grew wings.

~T



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 06, 2014 05:58:46 AM
I definitely need that groundhog...

bunny--wowie...your miniatures are fantastic!  I hope you are also posting on the wee house craftalong...those people are crazy for tiny things!!!

Mio--you just made every yarnie swoon....

I can't wait until spring...I should also start repotting some of our plants...we have a spiderplant from hell...my hubby got it when he was 18...he is now 60...yeah...that sucker won't die and keeps producing offshoots! ;D...the plant, I mean...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 06, 2014 06:04:43 AM
PURPLE earrings!  ;D



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 06, 2014 08:26:26 AM
Love the purple earrings!  I have a couple of purple things but I have to wait until my partners receive... :(...in the meantime, I have been so bad about not posting pictures of things I have made:

1.scarf for my mom's very tall doctor...this took three balls of baby alpaca but so worth it since my mom really likes her...



Close -up of very easy stitch pattern...free!


2. two owl fabric baskets for Grabacoffee in OWS swap...she wanted a place for labels so I used vinyl...see the little birdie stickers?  They cover up a tiny spot where my iron accidentally melted the vinyl!! shhhh



3. scrappy potholders for luckdragon in OWS swap



4. socks for JillHogan in OWS Swap


5. Rainbow calorimetry for me!


Peace out! ;D


Total of 13 projects in January--woo hoo!

Guess that is all I can show until packages are received!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: lindyv321 on February 06, 2014 09:10:11 AM
So much great stuff!  I love all the little hats, the little fabric dolls, the wee basket,  and well everything else I am forgetting to mention! 

Alwaysinmyroom I ADORE those fabric baskets.  The fabric is too cute and so are you!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 06, 2014 09:37:49 AM
lol I love it when people love owls...it helps me use up my stash...I can't seem to resist owl fabric...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yoopidou on February 06, 2014 09:45:33 AM
The baskets and fabric look cool. The scrapy potholders are beautiful. And all the yarn stuff looks great and warm and bright.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: SilverMoon on February 06, 2014 02:25:13 PM
Love the purple earrings and Always, I've been wondering what a Calorimetry would look like in that yarn! Now I know - awesome! When the mercury gets below 100F here, I might make myself one!

Been doing lots of stamp carving, but that's for a swap. Been making lots of pi but I'm saving them for one epic post. Been doing lots of scarf knitting and Supernatural watching - about 3/4 done now roughly (that's a generous estimate, but it makes me feel good!)

I hate it when I don't have pictures to share :/


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 06, 2014 02:35:02 PM
Since a lot of yarn is not used in making a calorimetry, you have to sort of plan the yarn in order to get all of the colors...I used a partial skein and barely had enough...but if I were going to do it from scratch with a full skein, I would roll out the yarn until I could start with red, then orange, etc. I guess you could also cut some of the colors shorter...that yarn brand is really meant for a hat of scarf or larger project to get in all of the colors...but hey, I like it anyway.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yofi on February 06, 2014 02:38:07 PM
And who doesn't love owls?

Those baskets are lovely, always -- and so useful! And that alpaca scarf looks delicious.  I luuuuuuv alpaca.....


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: trinalocakary on February 07, 2014 12:52:00 AM
I have an event called Blood Bath the day after Valentines day I am going to dress super regal, I turned one of my old evening dresses into a cloak (pictures later) and made this wire tiara.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Renstar on February 07, 2014 12:54:14 AM
My Purple & Orange notice board



I copied this from someone's list for last year  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 07, 2014 06:14:32 AM
Blood Bath?  Elizabeth Bathory, I presume?  ;D

The tiara is gorgeous!  Looking forward to seeing your cloak!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 07, 2014 09:01:43 AM
Now I am curious about the zippers on the message board...do they zip to hold stuff or are they decor?

Trina...your tiara is beautiful! I need to put a cloak on my list...I am definitely a cloak person, particularly in thunderstorms...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: lindyv321 on February 07, 2014 10:23:02 AM
Gorgeous tiara!  Everyone needs a tiara :)

I love the message board!  I need one of those for my craft room to put random stuff on!

Another Ongoing Wish package has been received by A2K so I can post what I made her.  She is out of town and hasn't actually opened the package but I don't think she follows this thread. 


In case... A2K don't look unless you want a spoiler!

This is my first attempt at carving stamps.  She had requested background stamps and this is what came to mind.  I am hoping our ideas of what a background stamp is matches up!

This one is a chevron design


This one I cut using my Silhouette Cameo and their new stamp carving kit.  It's harder to see but it's a circular design.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Renstar on February 07, 2014 10:26:44 AM
Now I am curious about the zippers on the message board...do they zip to hold stuff or are they decor?


Purely decor.  I bought a bulk load of zips a while back, some of which are not going to be used in anything any time soon.  

Rather than just a plain board, I thought I would funk it up.  Notes can be slotted in between the zips / elastic, or I can use pins, if I buy some!


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Post by: texscrapper on February 07, 2014 02:01:04 PM
AIMR - I love that owl fabric!

I made 100 Jell-O shots for a party this weekend - does that count as a craft? I made Pina Colada, Cherry Vanilla Coke, Oragne Dreamscicle, Lemon Drop, Birthday Cake, And Watermelon Pucker - YUM!


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Post by: lindyv321 on February 07, 2014 02:04:00 PM
AIMR - I love that owl fabric!

I made 100 Jell-O shots for a party this weekend - does that count as a craft? I made Pina Colada, Cherry Vanilla Coke, Oragne Dreamscicle, Lemon Drop, Birthday Cake, And Watermelon Pucker - YUM!

I think I need the recipes for the Cherry Vanilla Coke and Birthday Cake ones!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: texscrapper on February 07, 2014 03:09:21 PM
I think I need the recipes for the Cherry Vanilla Coke and Birthday Cake ones!

Here you go Lindy!

Cherry Vanilla Coke Jell-O Shot
1 c vanilla rum
4 T Amaretto
1 c coke
1 3 oz package Dark Cherry Jell-O
Cherries

Chill rum & amaretto in freezer for 5 minutes. (Can be mixed together) Heat coke in microwave for 3 min. Stir in Jell-O until dissolved. Add chilled alcohol. Pour into portion cups. Add a cherry to each cup.


Birthday Cake Jell-O Shots
1 c Birthday Cake Vodka
1 c Cream Soda
1 3 oz package Knorr clear gelatin
Sprinkles

Chill vodka in freezer for 5 minutes. Heat cream soda in microwave for 3 min. Stir in gelatin until dissolved. Add chilled vodka. Pour into portion cups. Let cool for 10 minutes. Add sprinkles to each cup. Top with Whipped Cream


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Post by: J_Kieviet on February 07, 2014 09:14:48 PM
Some more finishes:)

1)Pyjama's
2)Fleece lounge pants
3)Niece #1 and I finished 3 dresses based in the frozen movie
4)Niece #2 and I finished 3 pairs of pyjama's for her and her sisters


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 07, 2014 09:26:32 PM
Lindy--I love graphic hand carved stamps...they make wonderful backgrounds for all sorts of printing...the chevrons are a great idea..I am a beginner at carving, so simple shapes are best for me...nice!


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Post by: RedheadWithThread on February 07, 2014 11:07:15 PM
Eep! I need to really get moving! I keep seeing more and more pretty things everyday!

I haven't done stamp carving since high school. But my sister wants me to take it up again so I can make a Tardis stamp ;D

My partner said she received in the OPS but she hasn't posted pics. So here's the pics, with the exception of one item that I don't seem to have a pic for:
Cute little play envelopes for her little girl. They're lined with felt for stability and have velcro closures.


Three bear mug rugs (one for Breegy, her bf, and their daughter). They're made of a soft flannel but aren't quilted since I couldn't find my little bit of batting.


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Post by: LillaTusen on February 08, 2014 07:47:31 AM
I have made a tiny sea turtle, to add to my list! :) But I have realized I must hurry and do some more crafts if I will be able to finish my 50 projects this year. :)

Anyway, here he is;


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 08, 2014 02:21:01 PM
tiny turtle and bear mug rugs....this is a good day!


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Post by: RedheadWithThread on February 08, 2014 10:22:49 PM
Two of my coworkers fell in love with the bear rugs so I'll probably make a few more :D


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Post by: Taramor on February 09, 2014 02:35:22 AM
I understand that - they are great! They could help those of us, who dreams about a bearskin rug at the fireplace  :D ;D. Did you use a pattern?


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Post by: Renstar on February 09, 2014 06:42:25 AM
A de-stash skirt.  I have nearly finished using this fleece fabric now.





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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 09, 2014 10:32:15 AM
The skirt is fleece?  Now that is a brilliant idea especially since the winter has been so cold!!  I never thought about making clothes, other than coats or tops...I love it...what is under it..I like having something peek out like that...


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Post by: Renstar on February 09, 2014 10:56:43 AM
Yes, the skirt is fleece, totally because it is so cold right now. (Although, not as cold as parts of the USA). I'm just not a good cold weather person.

Underneath is a silk fabric lining.  I wanted to line it so that I didn't get too much static when I wear it with tights. I didn't have enough of any lining fabric, so dug this out of the stash.  I have a habit of e-baying on weekend mornings when I am mooching and sometimes, (often), I end up buying fabric, (usually at a bargain price), for no particular purpose. This was one of those occasions.

I just wanted a splash of colour.


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Post by: fantasticmio on February 09, 2014 11:16:52 AM
I'm not sure if I'm going to count this one, but I finished an unexpected WIP!

To make a long story short, I made this baby blanket last year for charity:
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9237976403/)
IMG3752 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9237976403/) by fantasticmio (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

I gave it to my mom to be added to a group of others to be donated, and they've sent it back to me because it was too small.  I shouldn't be surprised... I messed up the math on this one, and just got too mad at it to fix it once I realized what was happening.  I was hoping they could use it in a stroller or something...

Anyhow, I still had some of the yarn that I had originally used on this, so the dye lots matched.  Now it's bigger!
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12347203873/)
IMG4435.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12347203873/) by fantasticmio (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

It measures about 3' square now.  That had better be big enough, because I'm all out of that yarn now. :P


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Post by: ActsofCraftiness on February 09, 2014 02:41:57 PM
I finished a bunch of Giving Bunnies (http://www.urbanthreads.com/blog/?p=7487) last month for a craft swap partner. I forgot to share them after they made their way to Canada.



I have four more projects that I just sent off to other craft swap partners. I can't wait to share them after they are received. :)


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Post by: Renstar on February 09, 2014 02:55:41 PM
Those bunnies are so cute. I have just looked the project up and there are none on the map by me.  Maybe, I should make some too.


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Post by: coulsenl on February 09, 2014 04:56:47 PM
Ooh, I am going to make some of those bunnies to leave in my city.


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Post by: RedheadWithThread on February 09, 2014 07:41:15 PM
I understand that - they are great! They could help those of us, who dreams about a bearskin rug at the fireplace  :D ;D. Did you use a pattern?

I drew up my own pattern. I'll share it if I can find where I put it! I lose things so easily.


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Post by: crazyda79 on February 09, 2014 11:59:14 PM
Here are a few more projects, mostly swap packages, which have finally made their way to their new owners and now I can post them!





Eco friendly reusable bag for alligatorjuice in the geeky swap


Gilbert and Sullivan characature potholders for geeky swap


Steampunk style hat note/photo holder for geeky swap



House of Night rules picture frame for geeky swap


Breakfast foods keychain for geeky swap


"Create" wall art for WhistleFish in the Affirmation Swap


Zentangle style art for 4x6 art swap


40th anniversary money holder card for my parent's anniversary



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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 10, 2014 09:02:08 AM
Mio--nice save on the blanket!

Those potholders are not only a great idea, they are super fun!  To be honest, I did not even know you young people knew who Gilbert & Sullivan were... ;D.

I have seen the giving bunnies...what a wonderful project!

******************

My partner in the Valentine Hearts Swap received, so I can post the three hearts I made for her (jfer007):

I made a heart tape measure cover, a magnet heart and a sachet heart filled with lavender.  The sachet opens in back so it can be filled with whatever smell or non-smell you want!

I made the card last year...



Close up of embroidered magnet...I have no idea why the background is purple like that...probably some sort of auto correct...;D.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 10, 2014 01:08:08 PM
Missingwillow received her knitted socks!  I used a new pattern that was suppose to make the socks look a bit like jeans...the yarn is called denim but it was not as denimy as I wanted...at least they fit! ;D



I borrowed her pic since I forgot to take one.


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Post by: AlishaMisha on February 10, 2014 01:36:20 PM
I just posted a butt load of pics in the 2013 one. Click Here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=418274.msg5158904#msg5158904)

I believe this is the only thing I made so far this year...

We had a letterboxing event here in Maine at the LLBean flagship store. It ran in the middle of the night (I got there at 9:30pm Fri and left at 3:30am Sat) and we all hunted down stamps through all of the 24-stores. We were asked to carve LLBean related stamps as out Personal Travelers. Personal Travelers are stamps that stay with the letterboxer at all times and are not planted in the wild. So I decided to carve this as mine...ignore the uneven ink as my inkpad needs to be refilled. I was filling in the uninked spots with marker and then gave up  :P


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 10, 2014 01:42:18 PM
very cool!  For those of you who do not know what letterboxing is, google it...it sounds like loads of fun!  Similar to geocaching in that clues are used to find stuff...Alisha has made tons of stamps for this hobby...they are awesome--go look by following her link!


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Post by: AlishaMisha on February 10, 2014 01:51:42 PM
very cool!  For those of you who do not know what letterboxing is, google it...it sounds like loads of fun!  Similar to geocaching in that clues are used to find stuff...Alisha has made tons of stamps for this hobby...they are awesome--go look by following her link!

Aw thanks! *blushes*

yes, Letterboxing is definitely a VERY fun hobby. For anyone interested in getting into it, use AtlasQuest.com. Many people turn to letterboxing.org when they look it up, but that site is only used by a few and lots of boxes have been abandoned on that site. AQ is definitely the most active and most used.


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Post by: yoopidou on February 10, 2014 02:23:23 PM
Great intricate and detailed stamp and 2013 stamps.
I'm very interested in letterboxing but I only did geocaching. I have to look into this a bit more.


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Post by: AlishaMisha on February 10, 2014 02:47:18 PM
Great intricate and detailed stamp and 2013 stamps.
I'm very interested in letterboxing but I only did geocaching. I have to look into this a bit more.

Thank you  :) Geocaching is fun too. Two totally similar yet different beasts. I started out as a cacher actually, but have become more active with boxing. It is too crafty for me to avoid  ;D


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Post by: lindyv321 on February 10, 2014 03:21:12 PM
I think I need the recipes for the Cherry Vanilla Coke and Birthday Cake ones!

Here you go Lindy!

Cherry Vanilla Coke Jell-O Shot
1 c vanilla rum
4 T Amaretto
1 c coke
1 3 oz package Dark Cherry Jell-O
Cherries

Chill rum & amaretto in freezer for 5 minutes. (Can be mixed together) Heat coke in microwave for 3 min. Stir in Jell-O until dissolved. Add chilled alcohol. Pour into portion cups. Add a cherry to each cup.


Birthday Cake Jell-O Shots
1 c Birthday Cake Vodka
1 c Cream Soda
1 3 oz package Knorr clear gelatin
Sprinkles

Chill vodka in freezer for 5 minutes. Heat cream soda in microwave for 3 min. Stir in gelatin until dissolved. Add chilled vodka. Pour into portion cups. Let cool for 10 minutes. Add sprinkles to each cup. Top with Whipped Cream

Thank you!

Alwaysinmyroom, I am a novice at stamp making and the chevron was a very good starter stamp.

I love the bear mug rugs, the giving bunnies, and those hearts! 

I think I may have to check out letterboxing.  Or at least tell my brother who geocaches from time to time


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: quaggy on February 10, 2014 05:00:05 PM
Some more stuff to mark off my list.

Bead and sequin calendar kit for my office at work!


Valentine bead and sequin banner kit for my office door!


I have become obsessed with these and bought one to make for each season and holiday hope I stay on track.

2 pot holders and matching towels I made for an OWS 100 claim.




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: J_Kieviet on February 10, 2014 09:03:57 PM
I'm currently working on a doll house, but plan to set it aside and make a quilt for a friend.  Going to try a quilt as you method and hope to finish in a day or 2:)


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Post by: yoopidou on February 10, 2014 09:06:19 PM
Lovely wall hangings Quaggy. I am wondering how you create them. Do you paint and then sew sequins?


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Post by: underthemountain on February 11, 2014 04:43:29 AM
Wow, really love your calendar Quaggy!

Made some Valentine's day gifts for Lana's class yesterday.  11 Heart pendants for the girls and 15 keychains for the boys.  Sorry it's a little hard to see...they are all individually packaged.  Anyhow easy peasy and hopefully something they'll enjoy.  The heart is also the clasp for the necklace.


Also finished 2 reconstructed necklaces...the first one was for Kittykill.  :)  These were really fun to make!



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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 11, 2014 06:07:20 AM
I love your reconstructed necklaces!  They look quite feminine and vintage.


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Post by: kbrison on February 11, 2014 06:35:59 AM
Wonder if Lana's classmates realize just how lucky they are. As popular as Legos are right now I bet the boys get a kick out of their keychains. The reconstructed necklaces are so very pretty and detailed. Lucky Kittykill!


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 11, 2014 07:24:06 AM
I love your reconstructed necklaces!  They look quite feminine and vintage.

I agree! Stunning!


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Post by: lindyv321 on February 11, 2014 07:24:33 AM
I still wear my LEGO heart necklace you made me underthemountain!  Love it!

Quaggy where did you get those kits??  I love them!  I have a felt, bead, & sequin advent calendar I started years ago and never finished.  I should start working on it again.  The calendar part is done but all the little advent guys are not...


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Post by: waggonswest on February 11, 2014 10:29:04 AM
I had a chance to catch up on about a bajillion pages of crafty goodness this morning.  You all are AMAZING.  There are waaaaaay too many cool things for me to comment on them all.  I didn't think to open a word doc to write as I went.  Will try that next time. 

I have a few more finishes.

Snowflake apron for the Friends of Craftster swap.

Good N Plenty quilt. 
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431436.0

Raven tails.
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431437.0

Stuffed ravens group project  (no pic yet).


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Post by: underthemountain on February 11, 2014 10:37:26 AM
Thanks for the kind words all.  :)  You guys rock!  Hehe, thanks Lindy!  It's friends like you that keep me crafting.  :)


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Post by: lindyv321 on February 11, 2014 12:22:05 PM
Ahh that Good and Plenty quilt is so awesome!!!!


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Post by: waggonswest on February 11, 2014 12:35:53 PM
Thanks Lindy


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 11, 2014 01:12:50 PM
It sure is!!


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Post by: that1girl on February 11, 2014 02:48:25 PM
21.   Bags
I washed my meijers bag in the machine and two of them ripped. so i made two out of canvas.

22.   Rainbow cowl

23.   Green cowl


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: quaggy on February 11, 2014 06:40:22 PM
I still wear my LEGO heart necklace you made me underthemountain!  Love it!

Quaggy where did you get those kits??  I love them!  I have a felt, bead, & sequin advent calendar I started years ago and never finished.  I should start working on it again.  The calendar part is done but all the little advent guys are not...

Hobby Lobby has some, Joann's online, hershners and Mary Maxim catalog do a search for sequin felt kits on each site, use your 40 percent off coupon at Hobby Lobby, or Joanns order enough free shipping  I wanted another owl calendar but no one had it.  They have another cute  owl  for 2015 and a lot of themes. I also have bought 1 for each holiday.  Anyone can do these.  The calendar is preprinted you just sew on the sequins and beads.  Would make great Teacher gifts, post man etc. If you lay everything out, bowls for each color sequins and the beads in another, work from the top down watch a few movies and you are done.  Yon use the same color thread for the whole thing and I start at the top and work my way across to keep the thread from catching on what you have already done.


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Post by: rantyhippie on February 11, 2014 08:02:21 PM
I recently got my sewing area set back up after a LOOONG hiatus. I got tired of using my kitchen table as a desk, so I got my old desk from my dad's house and set up my crafting space again. I made this skirt for Valentine's Day. DH won't be here because he is working, but that doesn't mean I can't make myself feel special. Me and my son are going to spend the day together.

The skirt:



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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 11, 2014 08:36:41 PM
I made a Valentine box for my son, based on some toys we saw online.




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Post by: yoopidou on February 11, 2014 09:56:45 PM
Ah ah, very fun T-rex in a box. :D

Rantyhippie, your skirt is very cute. have a nice valentine day with your son.

That1girl, I really like your shopping bags. With canvas, they should last a long time and hold a lot of weight.

Waggonswest, great job on the quilt.

Underthemountain, I like your lego necklaces and the key-rings for the boys. I'm sure they will appreciate receiving something even more as they won't find it too cheesy. I would have liked to receive either myself when I was in school, I still would!


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Post by: RedheadWithThread on February 11, 2014 11:03:01 PM
So many pretty things! But I have to say bunny1kenobi's boxed T-Rex is my favorite ;D


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Post by: underthemountain on February 12, 2014 05:20:28 AM
beautiful skirt, love the cowls, and the T-Rex is awesome!

Yoopidou, thanks!  We love Lego!  I'm going to be making some fun Lego cufflinks next.  :)  In the past I've made a great bracelet too.  :)


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 12, 2014 05:24:42 AM
 ;D  Thanks, guys!  I was fortunate that there are only 17 kids in his class.  The T-Rex takes up most of the space- thankfully it didn't need to be a very big box this year!  ;)


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 12, 2014 05:51:55 AM
lol I had no idea what you were talking about...Valentine box...but I know now...duh...I don't have kids so I forget all these things teachers and parents have to come up with!  That is one cute box...It gave me an idea for some mini dinosaurs that I purchased a while ago...

The cowls are really warm looking...and I prefer the heavy duty canvas bags to the flimsy interfacing like ones...they don't hold up too well after a few uses, but for free or a dollar, I still get them!

Are those smurfs on the skirt?  How cute!


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Post by: rantyhippie on February 12, 2014 09:42:48 AM
alwaysinmyroom, those are red hearts with big blue bows on them. Part of the huge pile of fabric I got from my mother in law a while back. I loved it and thought it would be perfect for Valentine's day.

Thanks for the comments, everyone! This was my first skirt in a long while and my first real attempt at putting an elastic waistband on anything. 


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on February 12, 2014 10:09:18 AM
Made this for my boy,his girl & her boy  ;D

Leah likes things to hang on the walls & its rare to get personalised things for my little K-man so I know she will love this.

These are to hang on my mantlepiece,beer can hearts painted with glitter nail polish  ;D I keep the fairylights up year round and change the decorations with the seasons/my mood.


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Post by: kbrison on February 12, 2014 10:17:17 AM
Kookaloo, how did you make the hearts for Jake, Leah, and Kairan? I can't figure out what materials you used, but I really like the effect.


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on February 12, 2014 10:19:25 AM
They're styrofoam & tissue & some little wooden letters :) I've recently got into glue-y crafts  ;)


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Post by: cursive_queen on February 12, 2014 10:20:25 AM
Two finishes for February
Minecraft Creeper Quilt and Wreck it Ralph Quilt


https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430457.msg5159892#msg5159892


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 12, 2014 10:22:43 AM
alwaysinmyroom, those are red hearts with big blue bows on them. Part of the huge pile of fabric I got from my mother in law a while back. I loved it and thought it would be perfect for Valentine's day.

Thanks for the comments, everyone! This was my first skirt in a long while and my first real attempt at putting an elastic waistband on anything. 
lol _ I really need to wear my reading glasses !

good job!  I love elastic waistbands...so much more comfortable!

K-star...love your hearts!!


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Post by: jfer007 on February 12, 2014 01:00:15 PM
I have two challenge entries!!

A purple hat:


And some Valentine felted hearts:


The smaller two are pins and I've been using the larger one as a coaster



In other crafting news, I've made a Santa hat (because it's never too early!!)


And a camouflage hat:


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Post by: jfer007 on February 12, 2014 01:08:29 PM
cursive_queen, I love, love, love that Wreck-It-Ralph quilt!!


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Post by: waggonswest on February 12, 2014 01:12:47 PM
More crafty goodness. That purple hat struck a chord.  It is adorable.

I think my good n plenty quilt might actually qualify for the latest challenge. How odd.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 12, 2014 01:51:22 PM
It does!  ha ha


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Post by: cursive_queen on February 12, 2014 02:06:28 PM
thanks jfer007!


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Post by: rockmygypsysoul on February 12, 2014 02:30:55 PM
Such awesome stuff in just a day or two!! 

Bunny - I'm totally going to have to steal that t-rex thing for my husband.  He'd love that on one of the bookshelves in his classroom!


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Post by: ActsofCraftiness on February 12, 2014 10:59:44 PM
My #12-14 projects were received by my swap partner, so here they are!

Picture Frame Pin Cushion


Pin Cushion Ring


More Glass Bead Pins


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Post by: RedheadWithThread on February 13, 2014 12:19:20 AM
Though it's only February, I've already decided on my Halloween costume for this year. I was going to go with the idea I had for the costume that never was last year but I had a better idea.



Ta-da! My 11th Doctor inspired costume! ;D
It's not in color because I haven't decided on the colors yet (except for the fez). I'm leaning toward a light blue shirt and black skirt though. The bow tie, boots and suspenders will be bought. Unless I can find a bow tie pattern.


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on February 13, 2014 02:29:46 AM
here you go  FreakieGeekie  ;D  http://sewlikemymom.com/mens-bow-tie-tutorial/
the link to the pattern pieces is about halfway down the post.


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Post by: texscrapper on February 13, 2014 06:01:12 AM
Valentine's Day is in the air here too! I made 45 tissue packet covers for the twins to add to their Valentine's Day Party bags! Another project off the list!



I also made them machine embroidered/appliqued shirts for party day!



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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 13, 2014 08:03:31 AM
AHHH!  LOVE the tshirts!   


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Post by: lindyv321 on February 13, 2014 09:29:29 AM
Love is in the air!  I made some shirts and candy bouquets for the kids around here! 

Dollar Store Candy Bouquets.  I made three of these


This is my February Challenge Entry since I am decorating my kids with Valentines Day tees!

Shirt for my daughter


for my son


and for my neighbors daughter who practically lives with us!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: J_Kieviet on February 13, 2014 09:55:20 AM
Great shirts:)  I didn't do Valentines day outfits for my nieces this year - we just finished their Frozen inspired dresses, and some pink aprons, so I decided to not do Valentines shirts - but who knows tomorrow they just might get to make something.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: underthemountain on February 13, 2014 10:43:53 AM
Love the V-day goodies, esp the candy bouquets! 

I made these little felt dress up dolls using my Sizzix for my niece's V-day present. :)


Still have to figure out something small for Lana tonight.  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: kbrison on February 13, 2014 11:47:24 AM
Those Heartstopper shirts rock, Tex!  Maybe I should find time to figure out my embroidery machine rather than just let it collect dust while I do other things.

Every time I see stenciled shirts I think about pulling out my Yudu and making something . . . but I never do. So kudos to you, Lindy, for making 3!!!!

UTM, bet you're the favorite aunt in your family. What child wouldn't love getting something fun made just for them? I wonder if I can cut felt with my Cricut since I have the Paper Doll cartridges. I know it will cut fabric but not sure about the density of felt. I know my Cuttlebug and AccuCut would work, but I don't have any doll dies. Maybe I just need to buy some more dies!! ;D

Some people are addicted to drugs, tobacco, or alcohol; I'm addicted to craft tools and supplies.  ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: lindyv321 on February 13, 2014 12:28:00 PM
Umm kbrison can I come and just use all the cool stuff you have??? I so want an embroidery machine!!!  The Yudu would be fab cause I hand cut all my stencils. Well most of them sometimes I use the Silhouette Cameo.  Cricut, Cuttlebug, and Accucut????


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: kbrison on February 13, 2014 01:08:31 PM
It's worse than that, Lindy! In addition to those things I also have another Cricut, a Zutter bookbinding machine (wire coil spines), a manual commercial bookbinding machine (plastic spines), a serger, 2 sewing machines, over 100 dies for my Mark IV AccuCut, more than 100 embossing folders for my Cuttlebug, 50+ cartridges for my Cricuts, dozens of thin dies, hundreds, maybe thousands of stamps, plus smaller tools for heat embossing, stamp carving, needlefelting, button-making, jewelry making, leather stamping, woodburning, paper crafting, quilling, quilting, crocheting, and on and on. That doesn't take into account the supplies to use those tools, like fabric, paper, embossing powders, stamp pads, embellishments for paper and fabric, yarn, beads, etc.

My younger daughter lives a few blocks away, but often makes a point to swing by our house to check out my craft room supplies before heading to the craft stores. Then she usually no longer needs to hit the stores. So of course you're welcome to come use my stuff! The closest airport is Tulsa or it's about a 16 hour drive! ;D


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Post by: rockmygypsysoul on February 13, 2014 01:16:12 PM
I declare a special holiday where we all go to Kbrison's place and play with her stuff!!  I am within driving distance of Tulsa... :-*  :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: underthemountain on February 13, 2014 01:24:07 PM
Thanks kbrison.  :)  I love my little niece to bits!  :)  I don't think your Cricut can cut felt, though the new one (Explore) is supposed to.  I'm going to wait and see how much people like/dislike it before getting one.  My sis had a Cameo so I'm waiting for her to figure out to use it.  :)

Haha!  Can I come over to your place too?  I wanna look at all of your stamps!  I like to collect stuff as well, including an embroidery machine that I haven't even tried to turn on yet.  Luckdragon inspired me to finally try my Yudu after I'd had it for 4 years and now I LOVE it. I'm in the process of screening more tees for people at work and once that's done I have 2 tees that I absolutely need to make.  And I have been doing more papercrafting recently.  LOL.  So there is hope for me to one day get to everything I have planned. I really want to get that embroidery machine running at some point.  I've been collecting Urban Thread designs like crazy and would love to finally stitch up something.


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Post by: waggonswest on February 13, 2014 02:35:31 PM
Turn on those embroidery machines people. You didn't buy them to be doorstops did you? 

K I can find my way to Tulsa, no problem! 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: underthemountain on February 13, 2014 02:49:57 PM
WW, I need you to come over and help me!  :D


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Post by: yoopidou on February 13, 2014 02:53:36 PM
Kbrison, you should move to Oahu. Your place sounds like the thieves' den of Ali Baba. "Open sesame!" :D

Lindyv, all the shirts are cute, the pink one is very cute!

Underthemountain, that's a great toy and you can add accessories whenever you want.

Texscrapper, the heartstopper shirts are fun.

Actsofcraftiness, good idea to put beads on the regular pins.

Cursive-queen, the quilts are gorgeous.

Kookaloo-star, lovely heart hangings.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: waggonswest on February 13, 2014 03:22:13 PM
WW, I need you to come over and help me!  :D

OK.  Be right there..  No seriously, any specific issue?  I don't recall which machine you ended up getting. 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: SilverMoon on February 13, 2014 03:38:09 PM
My younger daughter lives a few blocks away, but often makes a point to swing by our house to check out my craft room supplies before heading to the craft stores. Then she usually no longer needs to hit the stores. So of course you're welcome to come use my stuff! The closest airport is Tulsa or it's about a 16 hour drive! ;D

I do that with my mother too. She's a half hour drive away, but it's worth it.  She has both a sewing room, and a caravan for painting and cardmaking.

I want to come too, but Tulsa is a bit far from Australia. You could teach me how to use *my* new woodburning tool lol

Turn on those embroidery machines people. You didn't buy them to be doorstops did you? 

Alternatively, you could send them to me, I'll use them! (because I have also been collecting Urban Threads patterns, even though I have no machine to use them on. One day!)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on February 13, 2014 03:57:05 PM
Yeah I, too, am low-tech here.  I think the only things I have that even plug in are my laptop, dremel (basic), soldering iron (still don't know how to use it), woodburning tool (new!), and my sewing machine (with whom I have not been on speaking terms for over a year and a half now).  I would LOVE an embroidery machine, a cricut, a badge/button maker, but more than anything I want to be able to screenprint!!  ::)

For now I remain here with my pencils and paint and scissors  :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: underthemountain on February 13, 2014 04:34:01 PM
WW, no real issues...just never turned it on to try.  I got scared to even try it.  I just have to give it a whirl. 

Yeah I, too, am low-tech here.  I think the only things I have that even plug in are my laptop, dremel (basic), soldering iron (still don't know how to use it), woodburning tool (new!), and my sewing machine (with whom I have not been on speaking terms for over a year and a half now).  I would LOVE an embroidery machine, a cricut, a badge/button maker, but more than anything I want to be able to screenprint!!  ::)

For now I remain here with my pencils and paint and scissors  :D
Screenprinting is fun, but I still love freezer paper stencils.  :)  I'm thinking of combining the screen with the stencil so that I can get a more even inking.  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 13, 2014 04:43:22 PM
Love the color of the frame pincushion with the black and white!  I need one of those for my collection!

I love all the Valentine goodies!  Those shirts are really nice...

I am also one of those guilty people that buy things but then don't use them...I am going to vow to use my embroidery machine more this year...but, I am giving up on the knitting machine and the commercial button maker...I have also not used my dremel in about 20 years nor the wood carving tools and woodburning kit...I just think I get excited to try new things and just don't have enough time for them...I am going to stick to what I love most.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: underthemountain on February 13, 2014 04:52:18 PM
ooh a button maker...now that is something I need and would definitely use!  :)
Always what brand do you have and do you like it? 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on February 13, 2014 05:14:10 PM
Giving up on a COMMERCIAL button maker?!?!  Are you INSANE?!   :o

Seriously, I understand the getting excited about a new thing and then not following through.  I don't do that but I can understand it - my mom is like that, she always comes back to batik and fabric.  I get too bored with any single craft (or even a single family of crafts).  Money is always super tight (I married into TONS of debt and then we've had additional significant costs come about due to multiple health problems) so we pretty much never buy anything pricey exactly BECAUSE I like to switch things up so much. 

I always circle back around, though - this week, for example, I've worked with soft pastels, cross stitch, embroidery, acrylics, metal stamping...yeah  :D


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Post by: quaggy on February 13, 2014 06:13:35 PM
Thanks kbrison.  :)  I love my little niece to bits!  :)  I don't think your Cricut can cut felt, though the new one (Explore) is supposed to.  I'm going to wait and see how much people like/dislike it before getting one.  My sis had a Cameo so I'm waiting for her to figure out to use it.  :)

Haha!  Can I come over to your place too?  I wanna look at all of your stamps!  I like to collect stuff as well, including an embroidery machine that I haven't even tried to turn on yet.  Luckdragon inspired me to finally try my Yudu after I'd had it for 4 years and now I LOVE it. I'm in the process of screening more tees for people at work and once that's done I have 2 tees that I absolutely need to make.  And I have been doing more papercrafting recently.  LOL.  So there is hope for me to one day get to everything I have planned. I really want to get that embroidery machine running at some point.  I've been collecting Urban Thread designs like crazy and would love to finally stitch up something.

The same here I got my embroidery machine  for Christmas a year ago, have stocked up on patterns from Urban Threads about 200.00 worth of patterns just sitting there never used and the machine.  I just bought a Go Baby Go last weekend and did manage to take it out of the box and cut a few things.  I have a cricut I use on occasions, a brand new embossing machine that I have never used along with about 200 stamps most never used, 2 sewing machines, a serger never used,  same book binder mentioned above also brand new, a quilling kit and tons of precut paper unopened and then there's all the scrapbook paper, fabric beading, supplies,buttons a band sew, just bought a table saw to cut birch limbs for my Christmas tag partner,  I also have a bias cutter new unopened, resin supplies never used either, pasta machine and all the oven bake goodies, I am hoarding now for when I can retire is what I keep telling myself!!!   


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 13, 2014 06:25:35 PM
lol that is what I am going to do...save all the stuff for retirement!

I think those of us who are using our embroidery machines as door stops need to challenge each other to do at least one machine embroidery in March!!!  Who is up for it?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: waggonswest on February 13, 2014 06:37:22 PM
I think those of us who are using our embroidery machines as door stops need to challenge each other to do at least one machine embroidery in March!!!  Who is up for it?

Great idea.  We should probably start a discussion over in machine embroidery. I will do what I can to hold your hands and help you along.  You can't let those UT designs go to waste!!! 

Besides, it sounds like you doorstoppers won't have any trouble finding something else to stop the door!


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Post by: texscrapper on February 13, 2014 07:47:02 PM
I just think I get excited to try new things and just don't have enough time for them...

UMMMM I'm guilty of this too..... Here's my list of tools that I HAD to have - some I use, some are used as doorstops ....
sewing machine, serger, 2 embroidery only machines, snap press, Pazzles creative cutter, book binding machine that collects dust, professional button maker that never gets used, 4 Xyron machines of various size, 6 paper cutters - all various shapes and sizes, over 60 various shapes of Wilton baking cake pans, 30 molds for crayon making, leather burning tool, embossing tool, 3 hot fix tools, over 100 stamp sets that sit unused, and there's probably more but I can't think of all of it right now .....


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: pinokeeo on February 13, 2014 07:53:08 PM
Ok, for all you people who have equipment that is still sitting in the box, I have been reading along with this thread for awhile and i agree with Wagonswest.  It's time to dust off the the doorstoppers and get going.  I would love a bookbinder or a new set of carving tools, or any of the other long list of items that you all have.  I'm hoping to see some new awesome craftiness here in the next few weeks.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: waggonswest on February 13, 2014 08:05:04 PM
Ok, for all you people who have equipment that is still sitting in the box, I have been reading along with this thread for awhile and i agree with Wagonswest.  It's time to dust off the the doorstoppers and get going.  I would love a bookbinder or a new set of carving tools, or any of the other long list of items that you all have.  I'm hoping to see some new awesome craftiness here in the next few weeks.


Hear! Hear! 

Always... I will donate a suitable prize for a challenge wherein craftsters have to make something using a tool (or supply) that hasn't been used (ever or for a really long time). 


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 13, 2014 08:37:27 PM
Ok, for all you people who have equipment that is still sitting in the box, I have been reading along with this thread for awhile and i agree with Wagonswest.  It's time to dust off the the doorstoppers and get going.  I would love a bookbinder or a new set of carving tools, or any of the other long list of items that you all have.  I'm hoping to see some new awesome craftiness here in the next few weeks.


Hear! Hear! 

Always... I will donate a suitable prize for a challenge wherein craftsters have to make something using a tool (or supply) that hasn't been used (ever or for a really long time). 

Will the prize be somebody's doorstop/embroidery machine?  ::)  *wistful sigh*  ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: waggonswest on February 13, 2014 08:39:41 PM
Ok, for all you people who have equipment that is still sitting in the box, I have been reading along with this thread for awhile and i agree with Wagonswest.  It's time to dust off the the doorstoppers and get going.  I would love a bookbinder or a new set of carving tools, or any of the other long list of items that you all have.  I'm hoping to see some new awesome craftiness here in the next few weeks.


Hear! Hear! 

Always... I will donate a suitable prize for a challenge wherein craftsters have to make something using a tool (or supply) that hasn't been used (ever or for a really long time). 

Will the prize be somebody's doorstop/embroidery machine?  ::)  *wistful sigh*  ;)

Sorry,  My machine isn't a door stop.  Just ask Mike the repair guy who always comments on the insane number of stitches I have.  Now if some one else has a doorstop to donate that would be a different matter!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: kbrison on February 13, 2014 08:46:28 PM
Had to attend a meeting this evening and came back to three pages of reactions. Lindy, Rockmygypsysoul, UTM, Waggons, Yoopi, and SilverMoon, sounds like I need to build a VERY large guest house, but you all would be very, very welcome to come play with me in my craft room. And Lindy, you need to bring your kids. I adore kids who like reading. And Lana would have to come, too, UTM! My maternal grandfather was born in STL and my siblings live in central Illinois, so I've spent a lot of time in the STL area, Waggons. Not too bad a drive to my house from there.Yoopi, I'd love to come to Oahu. My eldest daughter was there when she was 12 (GS trip), but the closest I got was being an alternate sponsor for the trip. Of course none of the other adults had to withdraw. Shucks! And Australia is on my bucket list, Silver. When my younger daughter was in middle school, our GS troop began planning a final trip for the year they graduated from high school. The girls narrowed it down to Europe or Australia. Harry Potter was the deciding factor; Diagon Alley it was. (We did get to see the Queen though at the final London performance of My Fair Lady.)

lol that is what I am going to do...save all the stuff for retirement!

I think those of us who are using our embroidery machines as door stops need to challenge each other to do at least one machine embroidery in March!!!  Who is up for it?

I think I'm going to make my retirement official in April, so maybe I'll be able to do more crafting then. And I'd be in for the challenge. I really do need to use my embroidery machine.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: J_Kieviet on February 13, 2014 10:59:16 PM
Here's my list of tools:)

1)Sewing machine - Christmas 2011 gift :) Used ALMOST daily
2)Cricut machine - Christmas 2009 gift - haven't used since the summer, kind of got bored after 600 event invitations
3)Serger - Christmas 2013 gift :) Used ALMOST daily
4)Knitting loom set - not used since 2011 when my sil and I went a little nuts with it before taking up crochet
5)crochet hooks - complete set
6)wood burner - missing in a box somewhere
7)crayon maker - never used
8)Shrinky dink maker - never used
9)I had a blender but my nieces and I killed it at Christmas making paper bowls and tags
10)Knitting pal

So I guess I'll be dusting off the crayon maker, shrink dink maker, and the knitting pal within the next 6 weeks.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: yoopidou on February 13, 2014 11:27:40 PM
I read all your posts and I was thinking" Wow, these ladies have an incredible amount of stuff." Then, a thought slowly managed to make its way in my mind." You have quite a lot too!" Ah, yes, just not the same things as you. I just got a wood burning tool and some wood carving knives this Christmas, not used yet. Previous Christmases, me or my husband(which is kind of the same) got a scroll saw, a mini lathe, a dremel, an oxygen torch and a kiln to make glass beads, a sewing machine, all used a lot although I haven't done any glass stuff in a long while. That's the advantage of being older, year after year, you are able to afford more or better stuff.  :D


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Post by: kbrison on February 13, 2014 11:45:09 PM
Didn't even think about my Dremel or my Shrinky Dink oven. They're out in the garage somewhere, so they're easy to forget. ::) I'd love to try glass work especially stained glass, but too expensive for something I might not stick with. My mom had several kilns for her ceramics projects, but when she died I didn't want to ship them 600 miles to get one here. Then I have a cousin who has offered me our grandmother's weaving loom. Really want it, but goodness only knows where I'd put it! I think we all need two homes; one to live in and one to turn into a studio/craft warehouse to craft in.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: RedheadWithThread on February 14, 2014 02:17:52 AM
here you go  FreakieGeekie  ;D  http://sewlikemymom.com/mens-bow-tie-tutorial/
the link to the pattern pieces is about halfway down the post.

Thank you!  :-*

All these people with such nice doorstoppers!  ;D I don't think I have any tools I haven't used ???


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: bushbaby on February 14, 2014 02:25:50 AM
The only tools I have that I dont really use are my dremel (becasue other than the drill bits I have no idea what all the other little bits are for!) and my new hot glue gun (which I got this xmas and havent really found a project for yet - plus Im a little scared of it... too many horror stories on Craftster about 3rd degree burns etc!)

Other than that I now have 2 sewing machines - both fairly standard machines. one is away for servicing now so I am using the other, simpler one, to finish up my HUGE patchwork/quilt project with I am determined to finish in the next 2 months.

The quilt is why I havent posted recently - any spare craft time I have had has been spent trying to get the quilt top pulled together. I spent 8 hours last sat and am nearly there, I just have the 2 small sections, 4 large sections and the border sections all to sash together. Here's all the sections waiting to be sashed together:



Hoping to get this done on Sunday - I have the whole day to craft for a change  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: SilverMoon on February 14, 2014 03:15:55 AM
I forgot about my hot glue gun. I have two of those. I'm also too scared to use them! ;D

And I have a glass etching kit. Or is it a glass cutting kit?

And yeah, I got a dremel when I got my wood burner - those two aren't too bad, because they came from an Xmas gift card.

I think I have to christen those two, and maybe the glass thing for this new challenge.

Best challenge yet!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: waggonswest on February 14, 2014 05:57:08 AM
Just as an added note...  Doorstops don't have to be big or expensive.  Pencils, colored pencils, pastels, sketch books, paper, yarn, glue guns, glue bottles, scissors, paint brushes, needles, stamp pads and craft books and magazines all count if you haven't used them.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: underthemountain on February 14, 2014 06:03:12 AM
Ooh, love the idea for the craft challenge!  Thanks Wagonswest for motivating us!!  :)  I really do want to use my embroidery machine.  There are so many fabulous things I'd love to stitch up.

Yay!  Thanks kbrison!  If you build it we will come!  LOL.  :)  One of these days I'll move back home and then you guys can come stay with me too....maybe I'll get a spot by Yoopidou, though I was thinking of living in Waikiki.  :)

Oh, and I made this cowl and a tiny heart pendant for Lana's V-day.


Happy Valentine's day and happy crafting all!  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 14, 2014 06:07:58 AM
Ok--since the February/March challenge is still going, I will add this challenge to use supplies and tools that you have not used in a very very long time or never...things collecting dust...I like the idea of donating one of the items as a prize...maybe a separate sub challenge ...let me think about it over the weekend...I would love to get rid of the buttonmaker and the dremel I have...and even the knitting machine...and the food dehydrator...and...the extra mix master....my George foreman grill...ha ha...this thread is turning into a mini freecycle or Craiglist thing!

bushbaby---that is one of the most beautiful quilts...it is gorgeous!!!

utm--you are rocking the knitting!  I love the cowl...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: cursive_queen on February 14, 2014 07:06:47 AM
I would kill for the button maker - Hubby, my sister and my stepdaughter all did an artist table at a convention here and talked about how they would like to have pins to sell.

I don't have a ton of unused tools, but I do need to sort through and either use or destash some supplies


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on February 14, 2014 08:37:50 AM
No joke - button maker is absolutely awesome!

Of course, I'd have to think very hard about what I have that I haven't used lately...I don't really have almost anything.  Except my sewing machine, of course, but that b*tch is abusive and I just don't know if I can take that step towards reconciliation.

Though I suppose for a button maker I could try... ::)

Who is afraid of a hot glue gun?!  I glue a lot.  And I've been burned a couple of times but nothing bad and it's always my fault - that's one of those things that really should be done at a table, I suppose, but I craft almost exclusively on the couch or bed  :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: underthemountain on February 14, 2014 08:51:52 AM
Thanks Always.  I really am a newbie and have been for years.  LOL. 

Even though I have been bad about some things I have made very good use of some things like my jewelry tools, Pinterest finger (always getting more ideas and inspiration here!), and camera.  :)  I can honestly say that I craft most every day even if it's just in my head. :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: fantasticmio on February 14, 2014 08:54:13 AM
I've got all of my cardmaking supplies sitting and waiting to be used (Cricut, Xyron, a new Fiskars edging punch thing), and a knitting machine my dad found me on Kijiji, and a sewing machine that dad also found for me (and fixed... and stored in his house) that I haven't been able to use because I just didn't have the space.

I've got a new apartment now, though, and I'm going to take over the dining room for these crafts, I think.  (We eat on the couch :P)



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: lindyv321 on February 14, 2014 09:44:10 AM
Love love love that cowl!!! Pinned


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: underthemountain on February 14, 2014 10:30:27 AM
Aw, thanks Lindy!  :)  I'd love to make one for you!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on February 14, 2014 11:06:54 AM
Another heart to share today,my beloveds and my initials & a little purple heart  :)

I have been laughing at all of the "doorstops"  ;D I don't have anything unused but I do have things that I don't use often enough. My serger could use some love & attention and then there's my knitting machine too  ::) I did unearth some cones of machine knitting yarn so as soon as I finish my hand knitting project I will whip up something by machine.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: that1girl on February 14, 2014 11:19:42 AM
24.   Greenday vest (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=625171) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=625172)

pattern (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/green-day)

25.   headband


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 14, 2014 11:25:24 AM
I swear that you are going to be makaing every free pattern on Ravelry, that1girl!!

The vest is amazing!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on February 14, 2014 11:56:51 AM
I made this hand-painted canvas tote bag for a swap partner. I have never done stenciling or painting fabric before, but I think it turned out well. I used a bunch of masking tape and a ruler to mark off all the triangles before painting. I was a little worried that the masking tape wouldn't adhere to the fabric enough to get clean lines, but it did.

I really love how it turned out, and I'm excited to make some more!  ;D



I've been reading through the posts about having unused crafting stuff, and I definitely have some too!
1. Knitting Loom - Christmas present from friends two years ago - never used.
2. Brother PQ1500S - I got this for free! I pulled it out, but never set it up. I really wish I had a craft room or more space so I could have both of my machines set up all the time. It's a pain to pull them out just to have to put them away again.
3. Stamp Carving Tools - I bought these a few months ago, and I still I haven't tried them out! I'm nervous about screwing up since I've never carved stamps before, but I really should just dive in head first.

Items I pretty much never use and should just get rid of:
1. Scrapbooking paper and supplies
2. Rubber stamps
3. Embossing powder and heat gun
4. Beads (lots and lots of beads)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness!
Post by: lindyv321 on February 14, 2014 12:16:20 PM
Aw, thanks Lindy!  :)  I'd love to make one for you!

Good idea for OWS!

I love that bag and pinned it from the OWS gallery!


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Post by: crazyda79 on February 14, 2014 12:19:24 PM
I have so many supplies and tools that I just don't use.  They call me the Swiss Army Knife of Crafting at work. If anyone needs any crafting supply they ask me first before heading to the craft store and like kbrison's daughter, they usually don't have to go to the store once they hit my stash. It's not like I don't use anything in the stash because I do, all the time!  It is just that I have so much of it and continue to accumulate it faster than I can craft with it.  My mom has an entire sewing room that now she can barely walk into because it is overflowing with goodies (mainly fabric) so I know I got the craft stash hoarding from her.  I just can't get rid of anything as I just might need it one day and that theory has proven to be right many times over the years.  A lot of my stuff has been given to me but then again I have bought a lot of stuff as well.  I'd say it's 50/50.  As for things I never/hardly ever use, 4 sewing machines, 3 sergers, embroidery machine, cricut, 6 knitting looms, wood burner and all the supplies to go with them, fabric, yarn, wood shapes, paper.  It's not like I have not used any of these (well except for the embroidery machine- acquired through my daughter's late mother and just have not taken the time to try it out), it's just that glue, paint and markers have become my go to craft supplies for the time being. And just to prove that, here are my three latest projects.

Wingman shirt for the hubby's birthday- he is so proud of his beard LOL


Dinosaur Corn Cob Holders for the nephews


Date Night in a Jar for the hubby for Valentine's Day



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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 14, 2014 12:33:24 PM
FOUR SEWING MACHINES?!?!?!  :o

Wow!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 14, 2014 12:36:11 PM
I love the beard t-shirt!  The dino corn on the cob is just fun....

I am keeping notes on all of your "confessions"... I expect to see each one of you tackle a project in the challenge...carve stamps, machine embroider, woodburning..stencilling...we are all going to take a leap, right? RIGHT!!!!!!!!!


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Post by: crazyda79 on February 14, 2014 12:47:00 PM
FOUR SEWING MACHINES?!?!?!  :o

It might be 5 but only one of them is in working order at this moment so that makes it a little better, right?  LOL  The sergers are all unthreaded and we all know how difficult that can be to rethread them, so I have given up on them :(  it makes me sad because I love my sergers.  Maybe this year I will take the time to rethread them.  We will see how it goes, I don't have much patience with machine though.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 14, 2014 12:50:32 PM
I have never had a problem threading my sergers...they came with color dots to follow...but I do want one of those self-threading ones as I keep one threaded with white and one with black...it would be nice to be able to change colors quickly.


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Post by: crazyda79 on February 14, 2014 01:18:02 PM
I have never had a problem threading my sergers...they came with color dots to follow...but I do want one of those self-threading ones as I keep one threaded with white and one with black...it would be nice to be able to change colors quickly.

Mine has color dots and diagrams, I just can't follow them and get frustrated when I think I have followed them correctly and the machine doesn't work :(  I have patience with people, not machines lol


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on February 14, 2014 01:33:36 PM
Fabulous cabled vest That1girl  :)


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Post by: jfer007 on February 14, 2014 01:46:29 PM
ActsofCraftiness: that bag is beautiful!!

crazyda79: The date night jar is such a good idea!

And as far as not using tools and such, our apartment isn't big enough to store things we don't use!! However, my parents have let us put a bunch of unused wood blocks and screen printing screens in their storage shed until we can use them again.


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Post by: kbrison on February 14, 2014 01:51:48 PM
Crazyda79, five machines is still reasonable in my book! I have a friend who used to sew professionally. Her count is at 14 machines and people keep trying to give her more!! Of course, she's also my friend who's in a Dutch oven cooking group with me. Last count she had 60+ Dutch ovens. Now that's an obsession! ;D

I just chalk the accumulation of tools, machines, and supplies up to preparation for my retirement (46 days and counting). AIMR, not going to get outrageously crazy by challenging myself to use all of my doorstops next month, but may try for 10% of them. That would still be a lot to accomplish.

Love the stenciled bag. See, I don't need my Yudu, just a roll of tape and a ruler. I could do that. ;)

That1girl, I think you must be one of the most productive people on Craftster. I really admire all you achieve.


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Post by: SilverMoon on February 14, 2014 02:40:16 PM
crazyda79 I saw (and repinned) those corn holders on Pinterest yesterday! Great to know they came from a fellow thread member!

If we are counting things stuck away in storage, I better put my hand up to two sewing machines (one was DPs before I met him) and I think a seger too - that's an overlocker right?
I'm lucky to have an understanding partner. DP does the same thing with power tools, which we don't have the garage to either store or use them in. Our tiny back shed is full of tools. One day we'll build a garage and I'll get him set up with a full workshop. (Then he can build me an art studio in the other corner of the yard lol)


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Post by: that1girl on February 14, 2014 02:50:45 PM
thanks for the comments


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Post by: dreadlocklove on February 14, 2014 02:53:40 PM
Wow, I haven't been around lately and have a lot of catching up to do over here!  I think there are about 40 pages I haven't seen.  A couple of completed projects, there are more but I haven't had a chance to take and upload photos.

Fibre Dye:  Peruvian wool dyed using Kool-Aid.  114 grams.  



Fibre Dye & Spin:  This one was dyed using Kool-Aid too.  Even though some parts are over twisted (still getting used to the Ashford Kiwi 2, and spinning in general), I love how this one turned out.  Peruvian wool, 114 gram into 116 yards.  



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Post by: underthemountain on February 14, 2014 03:31:34 PM
kbrison, Congrats on your upcoming retirement.  You must have huge crafting plans!  :)

great knitting and love the spun wool!  :)


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Post by: yoopidou on February 14, 2014 05:04:14 PM
Wow, so much to read, I love it! And so many unused supplies and tools. I like the new challenge idea.

I like all the new wool projects: beautiful cowl UTM, lovely handspun yarn dreadlocklove (that's something I would like to learn), I could see myself zooming done imaginary slopes with this lovely headband That1girl.

ActsofCraftiness, the stenciling on your canvas bag is super neat.
Crazyda, your date night jar would help many dear significant other getting an idea of how to spend an evening together.
Bushbaby, I love the colors and fabrics and the black lines of your quilt. It's going to be wonderful. Is there any crafter close to Bushbaby one can go and steal it for me?





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Post by: Ffrogg526 on February 14, 2014 07:24:23 PM
I'm soooooo very far behind.  Instead of spending my snow-cation on Craftster, I spent it actually crafting.  And I have no finished projects to show for it!  I have 5 long-term projects going right now and I don't have all the materials I need to finish Z's hat.  I have to go buy polar fleece and plastic canvas tomorrow so I can finish the hat.  :)

dreadlocklove - great spinning!  I worked on spinning some while I was on snow-cation but I have to make another single so I can ply it!


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Post by: bushbaby on February 15, 2014 01:33:39 AM
Bushbaby, I love the colors and fabrics and the black lines of your quilt. It's going to be wonderful. Is there any crafter close to Bushbaby one can go and steal it for me?


thanks :) I'm loving the colours too  ;D Its really hard to see in the pics but it's actually a very dark navy blue, not black.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 15, 2014 10:55:48 AM
each time I see the hand spun yarns, I drool...I love to make stuff with it but just don't want to do all the work...surely some of the craftsters sell their beautiful yarns? ;D

kbrison...lol....I was just thinking of ONE project with a new supply or machine....I would be crafting in my sleep if we had to do one from each! ;D

I am busy knitting along with bushbaby for her charity...my mom has failing kidneys so this is a project that is dear to my heart:

Here is my contribution to her project so far...about three feet of knitting...I have done another three feet but need to weave in ends before taking pics...I am going for about twelve feet in the allotted time:



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Post by: texscrapper on February 15, 2014 11:14:47 AM
Valentine's Mantle COMPLETED!!!! I crafted everything except the String Art - that's from rockmygypsysoul from the OWS 100!



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Post by: sheepBlue on February 15, 2014 02:45:19 PM
Yay! I just had to share this with someone: I just finished a monster marathon of making 13 new bags that has been going on for the last month and a half and I'm done I tell you!!! My hands hurt, I can't really feel my fingertips, and I have a permanent indent in my right ring finger from pushing in a needle over and over and over again but its done. Ok....you guys get the point  :P I'll share pictures when I get to taking them.

Now onto other projects I've been dreaming of!! So excited to move onto other things..

All the chatter about unused tools and machines makes me dreamy for things that I don't have.... :D :D As one who lives in a relatively small space I do have to pick and choose what I keep and what to pass up on so that means not a lot of unused things laying about....though there are plenty of supplies that could be used up!


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Post by: J_Kieviet on February 15, 2014 07:56:54 PM
I think maybe I'll try my shrink dink oven first, I have some bears coloured in so I'll try to shrink them first.


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Post by: yoopidou on February 15, 2014 10:46:28 PM
Great work for the kidney dialysis machine, Always in my room.

How long is the scarf right now, Bushbabby? Will you have enough? Navy blue is even better! :)

Sheepblue, I'd love to see your bags, they are always very creative and beautiful.

Texscrapper, great job on decorating your mantel for Valentine's day according to your beliefs.

Yeah for the challenge!
I shall use one of the blocks of wood I received for Christmas either with my new and unused carving knife or wood burning tool. Or maybe both. I'll also do my best to find the energy to start again with the glass working. Now that i wrote it, I'll just have to do it. ;)





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Post by: SilverMoon on February 16, 2014 12:46:18 AM
I have a few more things in transit, and one to share. No new tools broken out just yet, as I have still more pressing crochet to do, but I did salvage a bit of wood from the back shed for a wood burnt sign. As soon as I knock out two pairs of booties. And a puppet.

My niece turns 16 tomorrow, and she wanted a sock monkey hat like the one Misha Collins has.


I love teenagers who ask for hand made things. It's so much easier than trying to find commercial things they'd like, and if they ask for it, you know they'll appreciate it. This is the same niece I made Dalek gloves for last year, and she loved them to bits (not literally - thank goodness for hard wearing acrylic!)


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Post by: crazyda79 on February 16, 2014 02:00:54 AM
I had major crafty mojo this weekend and busted out a few more projects.

Owl picture frame for a secret sister of mine


7 duct tape pens that coworkers asked me to make- had to figure out how to make them first


Stuff holder for my best friend's 8 year old, Liberty


Another set of dino corn cob holders


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Post by: sheepBlue on February 16, 2014 04:58:17 AM
Ok here's a photo dump of the bags. Some of my favorite pictures.  :D



Now for today, I'm going to hopefully start and finish a cute doily bunting for my SIL's baby shower next month  :D


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Post by: carolmb on February 16, 2014 05:26:05 AM
Greetings Everyone,

I have all the blocks up in the Quilt Block Swap gallery if anyone wants to take a look (36 in total)
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430851.msg5146382#msg5146382 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430851.msg5146382#msg5146382)
peek
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=622232)

I also used up some blocks I had to make hot pads for my counter when I set out a meal
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431602.new#new (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431602.new#new)
peek:
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=625429)

Thanks for looking
Love all the new crafts my list is never ending thanks to this site LOL

well and wonderment
carol


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 16, 2014 07:18:27 AM
oh sheepblue--welcome back...and what a welcome...your bags are just full of so many recognizeable details!  

carolmb--you sure knocked out those quilt blocks quickly--wow,,,36 in such a short time...that is like making a couple of quilts!

I love what you did with the stray blocks!

Silvermoon--I love the adult sock monkey hat!  What a cool teenager she is!  I hope she follows more in your footsteps and learns to crochet herself!


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Post by: underthemountain on February 16, 2014 07:40:43 AM
Love all the awesomeness here!!  One thing that I really want to do is make a simple quilt so thanks for sharing yours carolmb.  I made a king sized one for my brother years ago out of simple squares and haven't tried it since.  I have lots of scraps that I could use.  I really should give it a go again! 


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Post by: carolmb on February 16, 2014 08:09:42 AM
ya welcome and i love quilting, put off for years even trying. wanted too but was scared i would fail. What I have learned is there is no perfect quilts, and as long as its made with love and given with love. People enjoy them so that is what counts to me


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 16, 2014 08:39:06 AM
I rocked this!


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Post by: underthemountain on February 16, 2014 11:45:19 AM
ya welcome and i love quilting, put off for years even trying. wanted too but was scared i would fail. What I have learned is there is no perfect quilts, and as long as its made with love and given with love. People enjoy them so that is what counts to me

Thanks!  You know that is what keeps me from trying to.  I want everything to be perfect the first time around.  :)


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Post by: crazyda79 on February 16, 2014 12:22:36 PM
Holy Moly sheepBlue!  I love those bags!  Just made my first patches a few weeks ago and really liked making them.  I was thinking about doing more.  Your bags are an inspiration!


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Post by: Taramor on February 16, 2014 01:39:47 PM
Fantastic bags, SheepBlue. And you made so many!


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Post by: waggonswest on February 16, 2014 05:21:31 PM
ya welcome and i love quilting, put off for years even trying. wanted too but was scared i would fail. What I have learned is there is no perfect quilts, and as long as its made with love and given with love. People enjoy them so that is what counts to me

You have learned well Caro!!! 

Now all you wanna be quilters out there.  The song goes

Corners don't match and I don't care
Corners don't match and I don't care
Corners don't match and I don't care
Quilt nazi's go away!

No quilt is perfect.  No quilter is perfect.  And no imagined quilt living in your head waiting for perfection will ever keep anyone warm and snug on a cold day.  So dig in an get started!  Then finish it up move on.  You will learn a lot and have fun. 


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Post by: SilverMoon on February 17, 2014 12:23:24 AM
Silvermoon--I love the adult sock monkey hat!  What a cool teenager she is!  I hope she follows more in your footsteps and learns to crochet herself!

I'm pretty sure both she and her sister can both crochet and knit. They are just lazy :P

Their mother can knit/sew/crochet/craft too, and she taught them. Girl Friday Crafters run in my family  ;D


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Post by: bushbaby on February 17, 2014 12:54:37 AM
I am busy knitting along with bushbaby for her charity...my mom has failing kidneys so this is a project that is dear to my heart:

and we all really appreciate it. good thoughts and love are being sent to you, your mum & your family from all of us over the pond. ((hug))

Here is the 2nd section I have completd for the BigKnit scarf.



Its the only 'finish' I have the last 4 weeks!


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Post by: carolmb on February 17, 2014 01:38:38 AM
thanks waggonswest,

A friend from the local quilt group tell me what there is an apache saying. That is ever this is a perfect blanket then the world ends for there has been perfection meet. So I look at it this way. I am keeping the world turning by not being perfect LOL

well and wonderment
carol


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 17, 2014 06:03:03 AM
I would never make anything if it had to be perfect...;D.  I have always just jumped in from school, work, crafting, sports, etc. The fear of failure stops a lot of things from getting done.  Things can be fixed or overlooked, but you have to have started! GO FOR IT!

lol bushbaby--I have been consumed by your one project as well...I finally had to roll up the piece and take a break to get some other projects done, including cleaning and eating!


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 17, 2014 06:23:06 AM
Sheepblue, you truly do amazing patches!  Love them all, but my fave HAD to be "Expendable"... Hysterical!  :D


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Post by: lindyv321 on February 17, 2014 09:39:07 AM
Love those patches!  I really want to give them a try sometime this year!


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Post by: sheepBlue on February 17, 2014 10:05:44 AM
Thanks so much everyone! It's a lot of fun to make them  ;D


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Post by: bushbaby on February 18, 2014 01:39:20 AM
I GOT MY QUILT TOP FINISHED!! ahem, sorry  ;D just really happy to have got this 'finished'.



here it is laid out on our superking size bed. It still has to be layered up and I am going to hand quilt it - so it will take a while to be completly finished - but I am still classing this as a finshed item for this month :)

I will do a more details post on the quilting board once it's really finished. I basicaly completly re-designed the entire pattern from a small lap quilt to this hug monster :) not bad for a beginer quilter, eh? only my 2nd quilt ever and the 1st one I have (almost) designed  :)


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 18, 2014 03:57:09 AM
impressive!  lovely!  I definitely would count the top as a project...but then next year, if you don't get it done, it will be another WIP! ;D


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Post by: waggonswest on February 18, 2014 04:55:22 AM
Glorious quilt BB.


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Post by: underthemountain on February 18, 2014 04:56:18 AM
Wow!   :D


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Post by: ActsofCraftiness on February 18, 2014 05:32:59 AM
bushbaby - Your quilt top is gorgeous!


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Post by: bushbaby on February 18, 2014 05:53:00 AM
thanks all :)

impressive!  lovely!  I definitely would count the top as a project...but then next year, if you don't get it done, it will be another WIP! ;D

hehe good plan :D Isnt it great that we are only at febuary and we alreayd know there will be a '50 Projects 2015' thread  :D


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Post by: Taramor on February 18, 2014 06:39:54 AM
Lovely quilt-top, Bushbaby. I love the way you have used the black.


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Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on February 18, 2014 06:41:48 AM
I have a sewing machine I haven't used, it's at least 12 years old. I don't even know how to put thread in it.  ::) ::)  But I AM going to learn and I WILL make curtains for my bedroom! Right now I have a cowboy sheet hanging on the curtain rod.  ::) :D




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Post by: plaidpineapple on February 18, 2014 07:02:09 AM
bushbaby amazing quilt top!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 18, 2014 07:18:43 AM
QNM--then for sure we are going to expect you to join in the challenge to use a supply or machine!  I think I will make that the challenge for April!


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Post by: plaidpineapple on February 18, 2014 08:09:08 AM
I have been crafting like crazy since the new year.  But, I have not taken the time to post pics.  Here are a couple WIPS I finished in January- Of course I meant them to be done for Christmas but it always gets too hectic.  So, I am already for this next Christmas.
A couple of couch pillows (removable covers)  and an advent calendar with pull out tags that have an activity for the kids each day.


and a concession stand for my sons birthday party.  It was a movie theme.  My daughter had fun manning the station. I used printables from these blogs on it: (to be inserted in a bit when I track them down)


And a spring wreath  I just finished.  It is paper so it will go inside.



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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 18, 2014 08:18:41 AM
call me crazy, but I love seeing Christmas crafts all year!  You have a head start!

and, that wreath is just gorgeous!!!!


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Post by: rockmygypsysoul on February 18, 2014 08:29:17 AM
Plaid - I love ALL of those projects but my favorite is the wreath - so adorable!  Well done!!


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Post by: lindyv321 on February 18, 2014 09:42:08 AM
I love that wreath!!! I need a Springtime/Easter wreath for my front door.


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Post by: kbrison on February 18, 2014 09:44:32 AM
BB, love your quilt top. Very impressive for only your second quilt.

QNM, join the 'I bought it, now I really do have to use it' group!

Plaidpineapple, I just pinned your wreath, so you may get feedback from people wanting a tutorial. It was just too pretty not to acknowledge in the wider world of crafters.


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Post by: yoopidou on February 18, 2014 10:26:01 AM
Bushbaby, that quilt is gorgeous, even more than I had imagined. I love it.

Sheepblue, all your bags are absolutely fantastic, I love them too!

Silvermoon, this hat is very cute.

Carolmb, that's a lot of quilted squares( or whatever you call them)!

Crazyda, the duct tape pencils are fun. It's a great way not to lose them to have personalized pens.

Plaidpinneaple, the kids must have had a lot of fun with your hot-dog stand.



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Post by: yofi on February 18, 2014 12:12:22 PM
What beautiful things!  I love all the quilt tops, quilt blocks and other sewn items.  Always, my vow is to get cracking with my sewing machine.  

Which is my only crafting "machine" used or unused.  But in the wake of desperately cleaning my house for a party on Valentine's Day, I did discover a lot of crafting supplies I've not used in a long time -- some never -- so expect more out of that, as well.

Work, and going to and from my folks seems to have taken over all my free time lately, but I did have a nice get together Friday.  A bunch of friends got together Friday night for appetizers, cocktails and to watch "Much Ado About Nothing".  We were supposed to be 11, but the weather knocked off a few folks.  Still, I made:

bruschetta
black olive tapanade
white bean/red pepper dip
fresh tomato/basil dip

mini ranch sliders

crudities
hummus

and dessert....



cinnamon roll "snails", lemon cheesecake bites rolled in gingersnaps (thank you, apartment Therapy!) and sweet-and-spicy mixed nuts.



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Post by: rantyhippie on February 18, 2014 12:20:03 PM
I have been a busy bee! I love having my crafting space back! I made some cushions for a white rocker my grandmother bought me. It was originally in my son's nursery but now it is in the living area. I also fixed some denim skirts that I have by adding kick pleats (also called modesty panels).

The chair:



the skirts



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Post by: waggonswest on February 18, 2014 12:23:53 PM
I helped the team make seat saver cushions for competition and had 20 minutes to make a pair of curtain panels for Spud 1 before he absconded with them.  No pics of either but I'll try to get some soon. 


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Post by: sheepBlue on February 18, 2014 01:08:02 PM
That hotdog stand is awesome! I know I would played with that for hours when I was a kid.

The wreath is very sweet! Very easter-y...if that makes sense  :D

I've had the last 4 days off and have crafted up a storm. Here are a few of the things I can share - a few others are for swaps so they'll have to be posted later..

Thank you cards - super simple but cute. Washi tape and stamps



A doily bunting that I made for my SIL's baby shower coming up in March.



And just today, I attempted to alter a super awesome tshirt I have that looks horribly unflattering on me. I used this tutorial (http://www.pinterest.com/pin/220606081720658540/) to add lace panels to change the shape a bit...honestly when I was making it I thought it looked horrible on me, but the finished product isn't too bad. I think I have to wear it a time or two to make sure I like it (sorry my head is chopped off in the pic - been home all day and my hair is not pretty haha)



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Post by: JillHogan on February 18, 2014 01:20:47 PM
Sheepblue those thank cards are so adorable.


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Post by: dreadlocklove on February 18, 2014 01:39:44 PM
That concession stand is so cute!  My kids would be in heaven in there!

I'm down with a cold so it's been a day of sitting in front of the TV watching the Olympics and turning this:



into this:



More Peruvian wool that I dyed with Kool-Aid a few days ago.  That's the last bare roving that I have so I'm going to have to experiment with some wool yarns from my stash.  I haven't figured out the yardage for this one but it's probably somewhere around 100 yards.


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Post by: underthemountain on February 18, 2014 01:53:33 PM
Great goodies...really love the advent calendar, yarn, and shirt recon!!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 18, 2014 02:23:06 PM
you guys are adding up the projects quickly!  I am going to snoop around to see how many projects everyone has done...I don't think I have ever met such creative and fast craftsters...I need an assistant! ;D


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Post by: jfer007 on February 18, 2014 05:44:47 PM
I love the Christmas crafts and the concession stand is too precious!! And I also enjoy the doily bunting! What a cute idea. The chair cushions look incredibly comfortable!


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Post by: rantyhippie on February 18, 2014 06:32:49 PM
They are! They are super soft!


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Post by: plaidpineapple on February 18, 2014 08:27:46 PM
Yum Yofi!  Pass one of those Lemon cheesecake confections over here. Aaargh now I need to go find something sweet to eat.
rantyhippie- darling rocking chair cushions.  That chair and covers would be right at home in my craft room.
sheepBlue- The Lace panel shirt looks great.  I need to try that on a couple of my tee's.
dreadlocklove- that spun yarn is so pretty.  I love seeing how the different colors blend when spun.


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Post by: yoopidou on February 18, 2014 11:34:50 PM
Dreadlocklove, beautiful spun yarn.

SheepBlue, you have been very productive!

Rantyhippie, your cushion is quite lovely.

Yofi, everything sounds delicious. Fresh tomato basil dip, I'll try to make that tomorrow.





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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 19, 2014 06:11:30 AM
Yofi--your table setting and food goodies must make your guests feel so special...everything looks inviting and yummy!

sheepblue--what a cute idea for doilies!  Also, you t-shirt recon turned out to be really cute!
Love those little washi tape notebooks.

rantyhippie--man, your jean skirts remind me so much of my college days...my nieces have raided my closet and took my old hippie clothes...ha ha guess it must be popular now...I used to love making those skirts...love the different fabrics...

My swap partners have received so I can post some pics:

Candy wrapper pouch. I used two different kinds of candy...of course, I did not eat what was inside....:




Ninny monster:


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Post by: rantyhippie on February 19, 2014 06:31:34 AM
Love those candy wrapper pouches! Too cute!


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Post by: texscrapper on February 19, 2014 06:45:45 AM
LOVE those pouches AIMR - did you use a tutorial or did you figure it out as you went?


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 19, 2014 06:47:31 AM
Thanks!  I followed the tutorial that aunty.hela had on her post.  It was basically, cut the wrapper open from the back, iron on the vinyl, sew like a regular pouch...easy peasy!

You guys need to try that iron on vinyl!!  It turns anything into a sewable fabric!  I am doing a Doritos bag for my Mom...it makes real fabric waterproof...love it!  It can be found in the interface section of most fabric stores.


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Post by: Naantje on February 19, 2014 06:55:56 AM
Wow, this thread really does keep going at an amazing pace. I started training to become a teacher a week and a half ago and haven't been able to check in much. You've been making great stuff! The list of doorstop crafting machines mentioned is incredible! When it comes to crafting machines, we've got a sewing machine, a dremel and a glue gun, which we don't use too often, but every once in a while. It's more yarn stash etc. taking up space here :P

Still working on my sweater, but my progress has slowed significantly. I'm just so tired when I get home from school on Monday and Friday, and we've already got a ton of assignments to do on the other days. I just don't have crafting energy left over! Big transition.


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