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Title: CLOSED:50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 17, 2014 12:53:17 PM
50 PROJECTS IN 2015


Once again, we are having a craftalong for all to share whatever and how many projects you get done in 2015.  You can keep a list or not...you can post as you go...this is very flexible and meant for you to keep track and brag a bit about what you got done! ;D

You can even just keep track of your projects and totally ignore us out here, but I promise no one bites and we love to chat and give kudos, encouragement, ideas, etc.  It is quite addicting to come here and see all of the wonderful things!

There will be challenges and prizes as well....I am forgetful and busy, so some of you need to remind me when I forget to announce winners and give out prizes!!!  I will try to be better, but I say that each year with no success...

Talking about challenges...here is something to think about before 2015 hits us:

When did you first get into crafting?  Do you have a fond memory of one of the first things you ever made?  How did you feel about making something? Do you have any pictures of your project or of you at that time?

Post in January and you will get one bonus entry into the challenge for the month! ;D

*****************************
May-Dec Challenge

Random Drawing from all who participate

Prize: $25 gift card
*****************************
Mar-Apr Challenge

Hey, guys...I am super swamped during tax season (USA deadline, April 15!)....so the challenge for this period is:

Free range raffle!  Just make stuff! ;D

Each project will count as one ticket, but since I am partial to geekiness, kids and charity, you will get one extra ticket for each project that fits that...so, here is your chance to win something...JUST MAKE STUFF! (especially YOU, Renstar!!!)...

Prize: $25 gift card
*********************************

Jan-Feb Challenge:

1. Make at least three projects using the same color...it can be any medium, fabric, beads, etc. but they must be the same color (each three will count as one entry, so if you do six, you get two entries)

 *** multi/rainbow will count as a color or you can use it to make the third of any of your other colors!*****

this applies to Mio, Sylvan and all you other multi color craftsters!!! ;D
2. Make something for charity or for Random Acts of Kindness (each will count as an entry)
3. Finish a WIP  (it must be on your list to qualify)--each completed WIP counts as an entry

PRIZE: $25 gift certificate to any online place of your choosing


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015*not yet open*
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 17, 2014 12:53:41 PM
Links to Lists

alwaysinmyroom (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5272665#msg5272665)
Amaranth_in_oz (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5275682#msg5275682)
anna.wahnsinn (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5274800#msg5274800)
ArtsofCraftiness (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5278142#msg5278142)
artsycandice (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5274776#msg5274776)
Averia (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5275196#msg5275196)

Bigmommaj (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5275761#msg5275761)
bluejanuary (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5294478#msg5294478)
bookstorebabe (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5274811#msg5274811)
bunny1kenobi (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5275140#msg5275140)
bushbaby (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5275570#msg5275570)

calliemae (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5276030#msg5276030)
carolmb (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5275711#msg5275711)
cmarion--will post as she goes along! ;D
cmouse01 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5283744#msg5283744)
cursive_queen (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5274844#msg5274844)


DncingDreamer (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5276360#msg5276360)
dewshinesdopp (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5274796#msg5274796)

edelC (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5278933#msg5278933)
elliot_anne (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5279003#msg5279003)
emilywilde (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5276257#msg5276257)

fantasticmio (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5274810#msg5274810)
Flared-trousers (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5276603#msg5276603)
fluffypants (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5275829#msg5275829)
FreakieGeekie (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5274831#msg5274831)
Frogg526


gaudiknight (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5276104#msg5276104)
goktrose (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5277152#msg5277152)
greybird (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5274839#msg5274839)

ISewCute (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5275331#msg5275331)
Ivagirl (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5275646#msg5275646)

jfer007 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5275939#msg5275939)

J_Kieviet (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5275568#msg5275568)

kbrison (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5275284#msg5275284)
Kookaloo_Starr (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5274771#msg5274771)


lezzomatic (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5275610#msg5275610)
lindyv321 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5274792#msg5274792)
luckdragon (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5276444#msg5276444)

meleriffic (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5274785#msg5274785)
Mixedpibbles (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5282766#msg5282766)

Naantje (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5278166#msg5278166)

pinokeeo (posting as she makes)
plaidpineapple (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5274816#msg5274816)


quaggy (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5276378#msg5276378)
quantumphysica (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5292180#msg5292180)
QueenNinjaMonkey (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5276117#msg5276117)

rantyhippie (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5275710#msg5275710)
Renstar (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5274779#msg5274779)
rscowtown (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5276376#msg5276376)

scaramouche (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5274783#msg5274783)
sheepblue (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5274797#msg5274797)
silk81 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5276102#msg5276102)
Smeddley (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5274848#msg5274848)
spikefan (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5280401#msg5280401)
stillatthetop (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5275606#msg5275606)
Sylvan (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5274826#msg5274826)

Taramor (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5274864#msg5274864)
texscrapper (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5288406#msg5288406)
that1girl (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5275317#msg5275317)
trinalocakery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5274970#msg5274970)

underthemountain (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5283971#msg5283971)

vampedangel14 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5291913#msg5291913)

waggonswest (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5275432#msg5275432)
whatthepuck (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5275255#msg5275255)
Wile E Songdog (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5277810#msg5277810)

yofi (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5274954#msg5274954)
yoopidou (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5282652#msg5282652)

ZombieLili (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5276269#msg5276269)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 17, 2014 12:53:54 PM
As of 12/31/15, 157/150 completed.

Planned Projects for December 2015:

project bag


Actual completed Projects:

December 2015

157. Winter Scene- hostess gift
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=687359)
156. Snowflake mason jar pincushion
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=687358)
155. Cell phone Case - poppy
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=687357)
154. Baby bird Santa hoop
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=687116)
153. Fabric basket for UTM charity auction
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=687055)
152. Mini Fabric coil bowl for UTM charity auction
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=687056)
151. Monster tissue holders (3)

150. Monster mug rugs/coasters (4)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=687060)
148. -149.Test run of crossover bag - black; grey and blue crossover bag
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=687058)
147. Star Trek coin holder for LBABB
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=687064)
146. Owl basket
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=686328)
143.-145. Binky Clips (3), Pacifier Bibs (3), burp cloths (5)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=686327)
142. Disney Villain--Evil Queen
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=685427)


November 2015

141. Tea pot encaustic
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=685190)
140. Sheers for great room
139. Teal crochet scarf
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=687062)
138. Confetti Star quilt blocks (3)-had to make 12 pieced stars first!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=686326)
137. Stenciled tea towels for birthday swap
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=685189)
136. Disney Villain--Mother Gothel
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=685188)
135. Owl baby quilt
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=685201)
134. Dolphins fleece blanket
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=684591)
133. Divine crochet hat for Riechan &
132. Crochet double loop infinity scarf for Riechan
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=684305)
131. CODY pillow
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=684537)
130. Sweat Shop Ornament Swap--9 bottle brush tree ornaments
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=684302)
129. Falling Rainbow quilt blocks for sloth
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=684296)
128. Celtic Twist quilt blocks for carolmb
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=683822)
127. Friendship Star quilt blocks for melladh
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=683824)

October 2015

126. Queen of Hearts Pieced and Embroidered Quilt Block
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=683160)
125. Chicken blocks for quaggy
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=683091)
124. Quilt blocks for aspenwall
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=683046)
123. Candy corn decoration/stuffie
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=682782)
122. CAITLYN pillow for Chelsea's daughter
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=684538)
121. Crow's Beak for quaggy
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=682931)
120.red cotton socks
119.Minnie Mouse blanket and pillowcase
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=682783)
118. Owl Basket for Cheryl
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=682781)
117. Creepy baby picture
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=682537)
116. Monster candy holders (5)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=682548)
115. Spider web coasters
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=682538)
114. Purple socks
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=682539)
113. Spiderweb Pillow(see below)
112. Black cat pillow
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=682552)
111. Coasters from 31 scrap fabrics (brother will steal these, so I will give them to him)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=682544)
110. Revamped 3 t-shirts for sister (no pictures)
109. Grey Fingerless Mitts
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=682541)

September 2015

108. Crochet picture frames--Halloween
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=680232)
107. Printer Cover for Sheepblue
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=682542)
106. Red Virus shawl
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=682540)
105. Two needlebooks for Sweat Shop Swap (pictures below with matching baskets)
104. Six fabric buckets for Sweat Shop Swap
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=680164) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=680230) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=680231)
103. Sheer Curtains for Picture Window
102. Blue virus shawl
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=679122)
101. Diagonal Stitch beige socks
100. Sly Fox hat
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=679121)
99.Polaroid Quilt blocks (48!)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=679321)

August 2015

98. Diamonds Cowl
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=679119)
97. Culinary dotee
(http://www.craftser.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=678734)
96. Needlebook
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=678489)
95. Baby knit hat using scraps from foliage hat
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=677705)
94. Knit foliage hat - green
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=677703)
93. White/Orange hat
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=677702)
92. Orange/black hat #2
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=677701)
91. Orange/black hat #1
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=677700)
90.Seashell socks in blue
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=679120)
89. Fabric baskets(2)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=677815) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=677816)
88. Punkin Hat
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=677704)
87. Needlebook
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=677817)
86. Crochet bun covers (7)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=678488)
85. Bon bon mitts in ivory for me
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=677706)
84. Fingerless mitts for lindyv
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=677048)
83. Name Pillow for swap
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=677149)
82. Name Pillow for swap
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=677150)

July 2015

81. Icky Thump Quilt Blocks
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=676123)
80.July Dotee Swap - Around the World
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=676536)
79. Americana coasters for Aunt Janet
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=675981)
78. Star Quilt Blocks
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=675982)
77. Garden Fence Quilt Blocks
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=675041)
76. House that Jack Built quilt blocks
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=674939)
75. Maple Leaf Blocks
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=674805)
74. Pixilated Quilt Blocks
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=674216) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=674504) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=674503)
73. 4th of July Wreath
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=674065)
72. 2 inch scrap organizer box
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=674812)
71. Coasters from scraps-aqua
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=674813)
70.Chinese lantern quilt blocks (3)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=674213) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=674214) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=674215)
69. Green random knit scarf
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=679123)

June 2015

68. Scrap Afghan #2
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=673839)
67. Modern Cowl with Amazing yarn/Olympus
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=673836)
66. Old Shale Scarf with possum yarn
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=673851)
65. Fingerless Mitts
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=673333)
64. Fingerless Mitts for lbrandyk-Pale grey
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=674397)
63. Pink and black everyone hat
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=673838)
62. Bamboo yarn crochet scarf
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=673335)
61. Purple summer scarf
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=673334)
60. Crochet cupcake
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=674398)

May 2015
59. Checkered/Striped Scarf and 58. Divine hat for Samantha
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=673845)
57. Mandala for kittykill
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=670063)

Apr 2015
56. Knit baby afghan for Tara & Nick
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=670064)
55. Small crochet Mandalas
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=674817)
54. Purple afghan for Deb
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=670070)
53. Knot Bag
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=671208)
52. Baby Afghan for Abbey
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=668166)
51. Crochet mandala for HSG
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=668163)
50. Crochet mandala for HSG
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=668164)
49. Replacement flag for P_E_S_T

Mar 2015
48. Crochet basket for AM
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=671238)
47. Celestial Dotee for dulcet
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=667010)
46. Encaustic teapot for Geezer Swap
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=667134)
44. Japanese quilted pillow for Geezer Swap
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=667245)
43. Aran cable knit pillow for Geezer Swap
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=667243)
42. Encaustic coffee art for BD swap
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=665727)
41. Slippers for Brianna-BD swap
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=665728)

Feb 2015
40. Family art
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=664907)
39. Flora dotee for LaChapa
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=664251)
38. Soft sculpture for Calixita
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=664870)
32.-37. Prayer Flags swap
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=663705) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=663707) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=664375) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=663710) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=663711) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=663708)
31. Cabled boot cuffs for Calixita
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=664872)
30. Noro yarn scrappy crochet beret
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=663110)
29. Blue scrappy crochet beanie
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=663109)
28. Washi Tape Storage Box
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=662746)
27. seed stitch ombre scarf (WIP)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=662748)
26. Knit Washcloth(3)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=662741)

Jan 2015
25. Coffee PJ Bottoms (fake swap)
24. Mug Rug for me (fake swap)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661781)
23. Fauna dotee for swap
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=662018)
22. Houndstooth (b&w) infinity cowl
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=662749)
21. Green knit cabled hat
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=662742)
20. Crochet Baby Ear flap hat
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661300)
19. Jan 2015 Mini Quilt
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661297)
18. "MOM" crochet newborn hat--pic to follow once baby is born next month!

17. Button Shelf Project
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=660371)
16. Crochet Flower heart for RBR
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=660948)
15. Winter Ninni for rockingbearranch
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661017)
12.-14. Cable knit cup cosy
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=660952)
11. Wrist warmers for Maremare (WIP)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=660950)
10. Grey Phannie crochet hat
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=660951)9. Black and white tweedy infinity cowl
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=660362)
8. Phannie crochet hat experiment
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=660359)
6.-7. Packers team hats for nephew and step-son
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=660360)
5. Insta-hat- turquoise
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=660191)
4. Crochet hat -turquoise
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=660192)
3. TP hats for wine bottles
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=684592)
2. Cover styrofoam wig stand
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=660190)
1. Jake's baby boy afghan with matching hat
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=660193)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=660949)

****************************************************
Move all of this below to 2016!

Swaps and other deadlines

Dotee - January 9.
Scrappy Trip Around the World Quilt Blocks (12 blocks)
Helmet hat for Lola (grey--March deadline)
Donation items for underthemountain (coiled bowls, bracelets, pouches, tissue holders, crossover bags/project bags)


Ongoing Projects:

Scrap Afghan #1
Stinchies
Dr. Who embroidery
Wild Olive Hexie quilt embroidery
100 quilt blocks by Tula Pink
make hexies
fabric journal page

SOMEDAY Projects
REDDRUM stranded hat
Big Lebowski stranded hat
Dreambird shawl (see bushbaby post)

For next Halloween!
Cat pumpkin pillow
Glove in a Jar
Crow birdhouse
Shrine
Notecards
Halloween shrine
Halloween floral wreath (paint old silk flowers black and grey!)

Falcon's hat for Luca
Packers Hat for Alex
project bag
scrappy socks
A for bella
Plum scarf for MW
Sciarpone for P
Kitchen valances from coffee print
Cabled wristwarmers
car trash bags
iron cord keeper


Star Quilt #1
Star Quilt #2
Garden Fence Quilt - b,w,r
Justice League Cross stitch
name plates for Caitlyn, Cody and Luca
Purrmaid
Habitat for Humanity aprons
Star Trek cross stitch
Surprise for kbrison


New Projects for 2016 that I want to make:

skull hoodie
Black and white dress
Swimsuit cover up
doggie bibs for Xavier
aprons for Habitat volunteers
use hands sent by cmarion
use test tubes sent by batgirl
February Mini-quilt
fabric bowl--black, pink fabric strips
microwave bowls
Paint metal outdoor chairs
Knitted headband
Kbrison crochet scarf
boot cuffs for sister-black, grey, tweed
art for sister
set of glitter houses
dye more bottle trees
Christmas stockings for all
burlap embroidered something
pouches for girls' luncheon (need 5 or 6)
hex crochet hat
crochet beanie for man
houndstooth scarf-blues
http://beautifulcrochetstuff.com/how-to-crochet-a-lace-scarf/#more-1437 (http://beautifulcrochetstuff.com/how-to-crochet-a-lace-scarf/#more-1437)


WIPS to finish in 2016:

summer kimono robe
Dr. Who quilt
Mile a minute afghan
fabric/yarn afghan


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on December 29, 2014 09:02:43 AM
2015 - the Year of the Grandson  

JANUARY:

1. Rattan heart & beads dec approx 10"    
2. Love n Peace wreath approx 12"
3. Big grocery bag    
4, Green velvet dress    
5, blue paisley dress  
6, 2 x double draught excluders

FEB/MARCH:

7. Baby girl bibs
8. Baby girl quilt
9. Baby boy bibs
10.Baby boy quilt
11. Spring wreath

April

12. Baby shoes x 4 pairs
13. fleece backed baby blanket #1
14. fleece backed baby blanket #2
15. Bloom tunic/dress
16. Bloom #2
17. Bloom #3
18. Lekala top #1
19. Lekala top #2
20. Lekala skirt #1

May
21. Lekala cropped jeans #1
22. Lekala cropped jeans #2
23. Lekala bow back tshirt #1
24. Lekala cropped jeans #3
25. 3 x bandanna caps
26. Lekala bow back t-shirt #2



JUNE


27. baby carrier/wrap
28. Blakes blankie
29. Tie-dye romper
30. Bath/Spa wrap
31. Taggy dinosaur
32. Purple doily
33. Yellow doily

July

34. Patchwork cushion for Maz
35. Patchwork cushion for Matt

AUGUST

36. Doggy bed
37 Labels
38. quilted pouch
39. Bloom dress
40. SKIRTALOONS
41. Lekala #5915 sleeveless jacket
42. Sleeveless jacket #2


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: artsycandice on December 29, 2014 09:15:53 AM
Finished in 2015
1. Cousin Eddie Ninni and RV (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437521.msg5276712#msg5276712) for MommytheMaid

2. Fabric Origami Cicada (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437506.msg5276422#msg5276422)

3. Fabric art journal pages

4. "Heart of the Forest" fox dotee doll

5. Clockwork Bird

6. "Forest Magic"

7. Budgie Art Doll

8. Fleece Barn Owl Brooch

9. Butterfly Collection

10. Yellow Wool Cuff

11. Sample Journal Cover

12. Baby Butterfly

13. Valentine ornament and mini garland

14.
15.


Projects that I want to start:

Altered stuffed animals
Pigeon Skeleton Embroidery
Block-printed flags for next years Knotty Knitter bombing of Hobby Lobby! (I know, I know, but I don't knit!)
Stocking for Jill
Black Apple doll for Maddy
Play mat for Lily
Quiet books for Lily, Violet, and Maddy
Toy pockets for Lily's bed
Organizer for kids' closet
5x5" art journal pages for Jolene - ongoing
Stuffed animals from book to learn new techniques (there are several here)
Fabric storage bins for my art shelf
Swap item for bunny1kenobi (yet to be determined)
Private swap item for Gotgrey - bird-themed
Abecedarian "Idiom" Art Book
Re-cover old backgammon case
Cards for consignment: Book Mine
Plaques for consignment: Passion Flower??
Make Fox & Geese game (swiped from someone else's list ;))
Bleach a tee-shirt: tutorial (http://www.asplendidassemblage.com/2012/06/diy-inspirational-quote-t-shirt.html#.U83EMrEq9S1)
Drawing of being camouflaged in flamingos with this  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5279581#msg5279581)bag on your head.

Ongoing WIPs (Really need to finish some of these!!):

Make ATCs and ACEOs of my work
Baby blanket for Violet
Identity in Jeopardy book still needs a colophon
Make mold for mini plaques
Make plaques for Art-o-mat
Little quilt I started YEARS ago and just found in a box
Mini collage art - need to make them hang
Longest Hair book
"Family" Book
paint and seal trash can cover
Animals of North America book
Finish this quilt: split 9-patch pattern (http://snippetsofaquilter.blogspot.com/2007/10/charm-square-quilt.html)
Disappearing 9 block quilt




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Renstar on December 29, 2014 09:22:28 AM
Woo hoo, opening time

Current count: 21/50

DONE:
- Box of colour swap gifts
1. Table runner


2. Fabric coasters


3-6 TM patches


7. Mitts



8-13 Prayer flags
Mine:






14. Skirt
(don't like this one)

15. Another skirt.

16. dress

17. shawl


18. booties


19. hat


20. skirt

21. Forgotten legwarmers. Yay a wip finished!!

Current WIPs
Baby blanket
Purple mitts
Quilt
Green jumper

TO DO LIST:
And to start, for the 3rd year:

1: Finish my blumin' quilt (started 2012)

Other WIPS:
2: Finish Darth Vader cross-stitch (that was due in July '14)
3: Finish my mitts (started Dec '13)
4. Black legwarmers - started last week Dec 2014
5. Stocking Swap item (delayed due to pain)
6. Shawl (started in USA, Nov '14)

Ideas:
- More hawaiian quilting 'stuff'

New things:
- Tatting


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: scaramouche on December 29, 2014 09:32:53 AM
14/50 completed.

Actual completed Projects:
Jan 2015
1. Thors hammer chainmaille hanger(s) (6 total counting as 1 project?)
2. Camera strap #1
3. B-day gift for Hal (woodburned box with a hedgehog)
4. Notebook for swap
5. Burned man costume for DS
Feb 2015
6-9. Vestal virgin costume
10. Leather nerf gun harness (finished WIP)
March 2015
11. overcoat for H.
12. Undercoat for H.
April 2015
13. 2 wax seals for costume
14. Book for inquisition costume
May 2015
15. Chainmaille bracelet for M.
14. Leather werewolf collar
16. Occult notes prop
17. Leather occult map for event
Juli 2015
18. Leather overcoat for H
October 2015
19. Wool coat for K
20. Tunic for K
21. Pants for K
22. Blue robe for H
23. Wool coat for R
24. Long coat for S
25. Shirt for S
26. Dress for myself
27. Corset belt for myself
November 2015
28. Steampunk blouse
29. Steampunk coat
30. Steampunk kindeybelt
31. Steampunk pants
32. Steampunk harness
33. Globe ring
34. Glove Necklace
35. Steampunk tarot set
36-39. Four sets of two (see-trough) blindfolds
40. Huge banner with owl image
41. Three small banners
42-44. Three medium sized banners
45. twenty belt banners with a pocket
46. Handwritten tarot guide
47. White viking dress
48. Grey viking dress
49. Scar facepaint project
50. Vampire photoshoot



New Projects for 2015 that I want to make:
- Medieval boardgame (fox and geese) http://re-creational.blogspot.nl/2011/11/fox-and-geese-and-alquerque-travel.html (http://re-creational.blogspot.nl/2011/11/fox-and-geese-and-alquerque-travel.html)
- Tiny leather hands-stiched pouch http://www.pinterest.com/pin/25192079141210401/ (http://www.pinterest.com/pin/25192079141210401/)
- Earbud holder http://www.pinterest.com/pin/25192079139205697/ (http://www.pinterest.com/pin/25192079139205697/)
-Wooden quote sign http://www.pinterest.com/pin/25192079136794695/ (http://www.pinterest.com/pin/25192079136794695/)
- T-shirt quilt http://www.pinterest.com/pin/25192079136700237/ (http://www.pinterest.com/pin/25192079136700237/)
- Painted shaman stones http://www.pinterest.com/pin/25192079136723568/ (http://www.pinterest.com/pin/25192079136723568/)
- Baggy top http://www.pinterest.com/pin/25192079140712649/ (http://www.pinterest.com/pin/25192079140712649/)
- Another camera strap cover http://www.lbg-studio.com/2010/08/tutorial-camera-strap-cover-with-lens.html (http://www.lbg-studio.com/2010/08/tutorial-camera-strap-cover-with-lens.html)
- Costume for larp
- Similar costumes for larp
- Ink splash cloths
- Mega dicebag
 



WIPS to finish in 2015:
1. Ticket box for our theatre/movie/themepark tickets http://www.pinterest.com/pin/25192079136644541/ (http://www.pinterest.com/pin/25192079136644541/)
2. Salmon colored regency gown
3. Black harem pants
4. Brown fuzzy, furry hat for N
5. Chainmaille bracelet for M
6. Scarf



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: meleriffic on December 29, 2014 09:35:31 AM
8/50 completed

Completed Projects    
January
1. Orange Socks
2. Patched knees in son's pants
3. Husband's Scarf
4. Stampy Cat pillowcase
5. iballistic squid quilt
6. iballistic squid birthday cake
February
7. 100 origami stars
8. Fox Cowl
March
8. Luna Lovegood Poppet
9. Crayon Roll (4)
10. Sweet Heart Spin-Along Yarn
11. Purple Grapes of Wrath Yarn

2015 Crafty Goals
Quilts for the Kiddos (1/4)
Knit most of the socks from the Knitting Socks Flat Book  
Spin @ least once a week
Send sister a "Box of Color" once a month (or so)
Spin and Knit socks for my dad from the fleece from his sheep
Complete 50% of my WIPS
Use things from my Stash when possible

2015 List of Projects I think I want to Make  
Pink and Black Paris Dress for DD2
Temple Dress for me
Picot Bead Bracelet for me
Pajamas for the Boys
Yellow Dress for me
Stuffed bunnies for Easter
Halloween Embroideries
Felt Nativity Set
Quiet Books
Bear Cowl
Wolf Cowl
Knit Washcloths
Knit Dish Scrubbies
Knit Jar Openers
Quilt for Mom
Comb and spin gradient yarn
Dye Fiber
Paris Knit Baby Blanket
Chocolate Parfait Baby Blanket
Lot of baby blankets.

WIPS to finish in 2015:
Massive Cross Stitch (Ha Ha)
DD1's Quilt
DD2's Quilt
DS2's Quilt
Felt Brownies
Bamboo Punch Needle Kit
Fabric "Paper" Dolls
Husband's Scarf
Duck Quilt
Fox Scarves (2)
Orange Socks
Crochet Halloween Dishcloths
Crochet cotton Purse
Crochet child's cabled owl hat
Multinohma Shawl
Monogram Wreath


Title: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: lindyv321 on December 29, 2014 09:43:49 AM
WIP:
-Birthday countdown
-Wild Olive Spring stitch along project
-Vintage hoop

Want to Make:
-Make a new hoop each month for the hoopla along
-Practice using my embroidery machine
-Make a ticker tape quilt/wall hanging
-Work my way through the 1 2 3 Sew Book I purchased and get better with my sewing skills
-Start working on projects from my Doodle Stitching book which teaches crewel, cross stitch, sashiko, etc.
-Make a Christmas shrine for myself
-Try my hand at Teesha Moore style patches
-Needlepunch

Done:

Jan 15:
1. Heart Hoop (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.new#new)

Feb15:
3. Cut bottle glasses  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.new#new)
4. Valentines Day Card (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.new#new)
5.-11. Box of Color Package (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5289773#msg5289773)
12.-14. Sweet & Easy Valentines Day Package (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437971.msg5288978#msg5288978)
15. Set of four hoops for the Birthday Swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5292703#msg5292703)

Mar15:
16. Four Elements Shrines for the geezer swap
 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5297811#msg5297811)
17. Harry Potter wall hanging for the AWESOME Swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5301036#msg5301036)
18. 3 Easter Shirts (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5301036#msg5301036)
19. Card and Envelope (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5303987#msg5303987)

April15:
20. Giving Bunnies (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5303987#msg5303987)
21-24.-Common Ground Projects (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5309012#msg5309012)

May15:
25. mermaid tee (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5310508#msg5310508)
26. Jem Hoop (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5312722#msg5312722)
27.gift tags (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5313532#msg5313532)

June15:
28. Fruit Hoop (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5317090#msg5317090)
29. Summer Hoop (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5317090#msg5317090)
30. Embroidered Towels (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5317090#msg5317090)
31. Pendant (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5317090#msg5317090)
32. Two sets of TM Patches for the TM Swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5319577#msg5319577)
33. Washi Tape L
34. Jewelry Set

July15:
35-37. Darker Side of Disney Stuff (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5323549#msg5323549)
38. July Hoopla Along Hoop (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5324163#msg5324163)
39. Stupid Dishes Towel (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5326720#msg5326720)

Aug15:
38. They See Me Rolling Embroidery
39. Altered Tombstones (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5334416#msg5334416)
40. Two Teesha Moore patches
41. Four altered tombstones

Sept15:
42.  Two birthday cards and envelopes
43. Pumpkin spice donuts
44. Baby quilt
45. Mermaid hoop for the Hoopla Along
46-53. Halloween swap goodies
54. Embroidered hoodie
55. Embroidered birthday shirt

Oct15:
56. Pumpkin Man Hoopla

Nov15:
57. Bee towels
58. Hedgehog Hoop

Dec15:
59. Coffee Dish towel
60. Christmas Tree Dish towel
61.-66. Stocking Swap Stuffs
67. Snowman Cross Stitch
68-75. 12 Days of Christmas Swap stuff


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: dewshinesdopp on December 29, 2014 09:52:39 AM
Here we go again.  Let's see if this time I can actually accomplish something.  Depression really stinks for getting anything done.

Okay.  What do I need to do?  All of it.  But let's start small.

THIS IS THE YEAR I ACTUALLY SEW.

WIP:  
1) the goblet candlesticks for H and for L. Matching sets. It really can't be that hard. If only I knew where I put the spray adhesive.... :P
2) all of those half-finished jewelry projects- this one is totally overwhelming***WOOT Been making progress!***
3) the stupid dang white fae costume
4) the stupid dang peach fae costume
5) denim blanket out of all of the scraps I cut up 3 years ago.  
6) demon banishing pinata.  And its not even started yet partner in crime.  :)

FOR ME:
1)LOST fingerless gloves- for fox sake its 15 minutes worth of embroidery on pre-made gloves.  DO IT.  I LIED.  It's fifteen minutes of swearing and then throwing the gloves across the room.   >:(
2) duct tape dummy of myself--this is officially WIP because the duct tape part is done. Now all I have to do is stuff it and tape it shut.  WOOT!!!
3) spn inspired skirt like this http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/SewGeekAustin/7767155/devil_s_trap_skirt_--_supernatural_inspired_--_embroidered/handmade/clothing/skirts/other  
or maybe by taking the demon banishing symbol and turning it into a skirt.  
4) more blanks for ATCs so I can get back into doing that craft.  I love that craft.  
FOR HUBSTER:
1) not getting older, levelling up t shirt
2) duct tape dummy
3) t-tunic
4) SCA pants
FOR GIRLY GIRL:
1) duct tape dummy
2) black tutu skirt
3) dr who inspired skirt kind of like one of these http://mentalfloss.com/article/50177/10-tardis-dresses-fancy-occasions
4) the steampunk nutcracker I have been swearing I would make since I first saw it in 2011 inspiration here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=401040.0
5) steampunk/ren/cosplay skirt  This is officially WIP because it is cut out and ready to sew
FOR BOYO:
1) duct tape dummy
2) t-tunic
3) sca pants This is officially WIP because it is cut and ready to sew

FOR OTHER GIFTS:
1)R cthulu loves you embroidery
2) L hand print santa claus
3)H heck all sorts of stuff
4) for everyone i know inspiration here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430283.0
FOR HOUSE:
1) CTRL-ALT-DEL pillows
FOR HALLOWEEN:  
1) 4x4 pumpkins
2) signs
3) the never ending apothecary
4) halloween pillows
FOR CHRISTMAS:  
1) 4x4 santas
2) 4x4 snowmen
3) signs
4) Christmas pillows

FOR OTHER:
the hoopla

FOR ALTAR:
Wheel of the year embroidered altar cloth-- I actually pulled out the fabric for this. Does that count as turning it to WIP?  Hmmm...I say yes!WOOT!  I now have it cut to size and all of the transfer of the images done, and have actually started some of them embroidery!  WOOHOO!  

FOR RANDOM TO-GET-IT-OFF-MY-BOOKMARKS-LIST-FINALLY:  
1) dr who tree skirt Inspiration here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430587.0
2) steampunk wrist cuffs- or any wrist cuffs really inspiration here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=417039.0
3) Lego poly minifigs inspiration here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430268.0



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: sheepBlue on December 29, 2014 09:54:36 AM
Oh geeze, here we go again! My list is continually being added to as I come up with new projects...


donation package for UTM's charity
Christmas earrings

wall weaving
TM bags - Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, crafty, book love
woven necklace
overdye crochet doily top dark blue
Bike inspired sculpture
Make another acrylic painting


1. teddy hat for Kylie Fin 1/4
2. dragon scale crochet necklace Fin 1/4
3. wire wrapped necklace Fin 1/4
4. curio swap steampunk bug Fin 1/15
5. curio swap tentacle specimen Fin 1/15
6. curio swap super mini mushroom specimens Fin 1/14
7. mini altoid tin koi pond Fin 1/15
8. strength prayer flag for petskin Fin 1/17
9. fiber jewelry swap cuff and necklace Fin 1/19
10. display for wasp nest Fin 1/21
11. bird nest assemblage art Fin 1/28
12. cicada prayer flag Fin 1/28
13. "dollhouse interior" atc Fin 2/7
14. grace prayer flag Fin 2/7
15. "non paper/unusual holiday" atc Fin 2/8
16. "artist's choice" atc Fin 2/15
17. "outdoor cafe scene" atc Fin 2/15
18. "anything turquoise" atc Fin 2/20
19. personal swap w/alittlemusthave (crochet bib necklace) Fin 3/3
20. Awesome swap mobius cowl/wrap Fin 3/9
21. 12 flamingo scarves Fin 3/29
22. 13 screen print scarves for etsy shop Fin 4/2
23. Doctor's closet Fin 4/13
24. zombie sheep diorama Fin 4/13
25. custom anatomical heart TM patch Fin 5/11
26. felt carrots, beets, garlic Fin 5/21
27. zentangle frog embroidery Fin 5/21
28. broomstick lace cuff Fin 5/28
29. felt dress up accessories Fin 5/29
30. covered wire hangers Fin 6/7
31. fabric wrapped rope rug Fin 8/10
32. suncatcher for porch Fin 8/26
33. insect brooches Fin 8/27
34. mushroom vials Fin 8/29
35. 5 Kaffe Fassett mug rugs Fin 9/2
36. sriracha earrings Fin 9/3
37. felt sriracha cap hat Fin 9/3
38. BOO bunting Fin 9/3
39. cloth tree ornaments Fin 9/4
40. sriracha costume - green tulle tutu Fin 9/5
41. sequined ugly Christmas sweater Fin 9/12
42. 2 measuring tape bow brooches Fin 9/13
43. Lola shrine Fin 9/21
44. 24 cat print cards for etsy/STS shop Fin 9/24
45. Christmas cards - 4 layer lino print! Fin 9/25
46. stumpwork for mom - blue butterfly Fin 10/8
47. stumpwork for Tiffany - flower Fin 10/8
48. bookmarks for bookclub Fin 10/12
49. 3 infinity scarves Fin 11/1
50. large screen printing board Fin 11/7
51. ugly christmas swap item Fin 11/8
52. computer table cover Fin 11/9
53.





Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on December 29, 2014 10:01:45 AM
This is great, I'm in again! There is so much I want/need/plan to do, I ought to manage 50 projects this year without any problems. Especially if I include swap items...



PLANNED
1. long necklace purple for me (finished, and gave away... need to work on that "for me" concept...
2.  (ufo)  long necklace teal for me
3.  (wip) tablet sleeve for me
4.  that purple quilt: new back side
5.  seat covers for kitchen chairs (6)
6.  stencil some shirts for me, for the girls
7.  make a new light box (smallish)
8.  mini snowglobes for craft fair in November
9.  mini mugs for craft fair in November
10.  iPod/tablet/laptop holder for cross-trainer
11.  Party Dress for Lea (pink...)
12.  organize beads & beading tools etc. (make drawers kid-proof!)
13.  fix sofa cover
14.  sew tunic top (have fabric and pattern)
15.  lengthen too short tunic dress by inserting jersey panels (have the fabric)
16.  fix ripped dress (have the right thread)
17.  (ufo) that Møn embroidery (beaded version)
18.  (ufo) that lavender biscornu
19.  (ufo) finish mom-memory icebear stuffie (she started it, I took over a few (read: at least ten) years ago)
20.  (ufo) clown dolly (still for friend? started that one sometime in the nineties, I think)
21.  larger balaclavas for the girls (that cow fabric!)
22.  larger sunhats for the girls (neutral & colourful) (1 finished, 1 to go)
23.  (wip) cowl for me (have 3 fabric panels, need 2... might choose a fourth and just make 2)
24.  (wip) finish 4 kiddie infinity scarves (1 needs to be cut & sewn, 3 need closing) now made 5, 2 given away already
25.  Barbie ballet dress for Lea...
26.  laptop sleeve
27.  OWS 109 project for Averia (sewn purse) "crossbody hipster bag"
28.  VERY URGENT 2/1/15: Remove red Edding from cream corduroy couch... (no pic)
29.  bicycle seat covers for me (in exchange for hubby's) and a friend need to get pics, one given away and one on the bike already...
30.  
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January 2015

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=659834)
1. (ufo)  long necklace teal for me

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=659833)
2. (wip) tablet sleeve for me

3. purse for Averia (OWS 109)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=662998)

4. sofa white again instead of red! (no pic)

5. kiddie infinity scarves with cotton and fleece
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=662997)

6. bicycle seat covers (out and about already, need to get pictures)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: fantasticmio on December 29, 2014 10:49:51 AM
My List

General
Mario blanket (yes, another one)
White and Purple Sock scarf
Super Sock Scarf (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5323476#msg5323476)


Design-related
Jumping Jacks blanket (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5277928#msg5277928)
Feeling Cross blanket (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5279436#msg5279436)
Recursive Echo blanket (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5276373#msg5276373)
Sparkler blanket (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5283546#msg5283546)
Quilt Like blanket (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5287723#msg5287723)
Kaboom! blanket (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5289127#msg5289127)
Nebula blanket (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5290208#msg5290208)
Window Panes blanket (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5286174#msg5286174)
Snowflake (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5300720#msg5300720)
Optical Illusion
It's A Plus (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5307695#msg5307695)
My Heart Is In Ireland blanket
Starry Night (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5318252#msg5318252)
Double Spiral blanket (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5322160#msg5322160)
Explosion
Target Practice blanket
Ninja blanket
Jumping Jacks blanket
Mango blanket
Granny Splash blanket
Meta Meta blanket
ASA Baby 7 blanket
ASA Baby 6 blanket
ASA Baby 1 blanket
Rainbow HOEDYDT blanket



WIPs
Charles's blanket
Q-bert blanket
How On Earth Did You Do That blanket
Melvin blanket
Pompom join blanket 1
Pompom join blanket 2


Small projects counters
Charity hats - 29 - posts: 1 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5278872#msg5278872)
Charity scarves - 12 - posts: 1 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5285458#msg5285458)
Dish cloths -
Christmas tree ornaments -


Link to 2014 list (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5136570#msg5136570)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bookstorebabe on December 29, 2014 10:57:15 AM
For the most part I'll be winging it and just keeping track of what I make, but I'll list a few things I want to do.
To Do in 2015!
1.Make fabulous stuff from the bag of vintage watch parts my sister gave me. Done!
2. Make more mixed media wall pieces-that aren't rayguns or mirrors. ;Done!
3. Make that Anoia kitchen discworld shrine I was going to make last year.
4. Turn two useless bowling balls into mosaiced garden art.
5. A fairy door on the tree, and more.
6.Tackle the junk room from hell, so I'll have a craft space that isn't the kichen counter or the living room couch.
7. Either do something(anything!) with the bits I've set aside for an eventual arty quilt,or get rid of them.
8. Give away what I don't need-crafty stuff, and stuff in general.
9. Think of a project for two copper sheets of metal I was given.
10. I have a bag of natural dyed yarn-so make something with it already!

WIPS-
quilt top my grandmother began and I've continued.
funky wall piece that looks like an eye from scrap metal that I began.
Wall piece from a dismantled broken printer-the light box part. It's painted on the outside, I need to hinge the lid and add lighting and finish the interior.
Seahorse necklace that I started ages ago,

Completed project-
January

February
1. Altered bottles, https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438405.0
2-3.-necklace and cuff bracelet for swap-post and pics by jenleahlynn here-https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437812.70
4-20.- 17 key pins
21.- clockwork astronomy plaque

March
22.-raygun quartet https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438609.0
23.-candy box raygun https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438609.0
24-25.-two altered bottles
26,-Tommy gun altered large ray gun
27-40.-set of scrapbook pendants https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438623.0

April
41-45.-altered bottles and a necklace display. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439214.msg5311110#msg5311110

May
46.-50=Night Vale swap items-plush, wall art, tshirts,necklace https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439349.20
June and July-
Two mirrors. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440078.0
four altered bottles. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440077.0 and https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440076.0
three rayguns-https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440082.0
Two clocks-https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440083.0

August

September

October

November

December


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: plaidpineapple on December 29, 2014 11:08:45 AM
Yay!  I am so excited to begin on a new list.  This craftalong is so helpful for motivation and to stay organized.
As of 01/01/15, 0/50 completed.



New Projects for 2015 that I want to make:
     School:[/b]
1. Health Lesson "body" example for my classroom   done :) 3/15
2. Class Quiz Game with interchangeable parts     done  :) 4/15
3.  Early Finisher Board 4/15  done 9/15 :)
4.  Halloween Party Game- Charades
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
          Pottery:
1.gravy boat
2. Garden ID Stakes
3. Mug for gma
4. Toothbrush holder
5. Sponge holders-need 2-4
6. 4 new mugs
7. mug for dad
8. another gnome house
9. something with Sgraffito
10.

     Sewing:

1. Blue dress
2. Velvet Coat
3.  New placemats- 8 1/15  :)
4. fifties housework dress
5. picnic quilt  9/15 :)
6. Kitchen seat cushion covers https://www.pinterest.com/pin/179651472612898291/ or https://www.pinterest.com/pin/179651472612097102/
7. Come up with a new pattern to hang my dish towels on the oven door- done :) 11/15
8. pillowcases for homeless shelter -11/15  done :)
9. 2 pillowcases for my bed
10.  Alter my green dress done :) 11/15
11. Christmas fabric napkins set of 10  done 11/15 :)
12. Stocking  done :) 12/15
13. undies done :) 11/15
14. 3 penguin mug rugs  done :)  11/15
15. Polarfleece slipper socks- 2 pair for me, 2 pair for kids  :) done 12/15
16. Binder and notebook covers done 12/15 :)
17. Purses for sewpowerful.org  done :)

Papercrafts:
1. Replenish my supply of cards
   --Birthday cards -4
    ---general   -4
    --congrats   -3
    --Thank You -3

2. Replenish gift tags supply
3. Make a tag organizer box  done :) 11/4


   Other:
1.  Vanilla Extract for Christmas Presents (started 9/15)
2.  Halloween Witches with my troop for  Girl Scout Woodworking badge done 10/15 :)
3. Vinyl mice Halloween decoration  done :) 10/15
4. Decorated Sweatpants done 12/15 :)

WIPS to finish in 2015:
My flower quilt, going on 3 years now..
jacket
plaid jumper


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Sylvan on December 29, 2014 11:52:40 AM
I lurked for this year, and I think I'm going to sign up for this year, and keep myself motivated. :)
I managed to complete 90 projects in 2014, and I don't think I'm going to be able to do that again this year. I was able to make a whoooooole bunch of small, quick things as gifts from my stash.

Projects Completed
1. Bath Apron for brother
2. Bath Apron for sort-of-cousin
3. Waterbed sheets
4. Neck warmer
5. Duffel Bag for tree 1/2
6. Duffel Bag for tree 2/2
7. Cards for Avera
8. Embroidery thread bobbins for Averia
9. Juggling ball prep for Arts Day
10. Sock puppets for Arts Day
11. Marshamallow Catapult prep for Sparks
12. Infinity Scarf
13. Dog paw print ornament 1/2
14. Dog paw print ornament 2/2
20. Mitt liners for Siloam Mission
21. Muggleborn Onesie


Crafty Goals
1. Elf Blanket (I've been working on this for 6 years... It's 190 little leaf shaped squares. I just need to finish weaving in the ends)WIP UGH.
2. Bath Apron for Sort-of-Cousin WIP Need to sew together
3. Bath Apron for Brother WIP Need to clean up loose threads

4. Baby Sweater for Brother WIP On the needles
5. Baby Sweater for Sort-of-Cousin
6. Skew Socks WIP On the needles
7. Onesie for Brother WIP Made the stencil, haven't painted the onesie yet
8. Finish scrapbooking England trip WIP Need to do Harry Potter and Medieval Banquet pictures and Journal everything
9. Scrapbook Seattle trip
10. Waterbed sheets WIP sheets sewn together, need to attach corner pockets
11. Iceland Ornaments WIP Found in a box, previously dyed some sand, need to put in the ornaments with photos
12. TARDIS dishcloth WIP Found in a box

Jan/Feb Challenge
1. Three of the Same Colour (4 entries)
Multi-Coloured

Juggling ball prep for Arts Day
Duffel bag for tree 1/2
Duffel bag for tree 2/2
White
Muggleborn Onesie
Dog pawprint ornament 1/2
Dog pawprint ornament 2/2
Red
6 Mitten liners for Siloam Mission


2. Item for Charity (7 entries)
Neck Warmer
6 Mitten liners for Siloam Mission


3. Finish a WIP (4 entries)
Bath Apron for Brother
Bath Apron for sort-of-Cousin
Waterbed sheets
Muggleborn Onesie


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: RedheadWithThread on December 29, 2014 11:58:23 AM
1. Finish scarf for self
2. Finish mittens (they just need their cuffs)
3. Doctor Who quilt (this is going to count as multiple projects because I'm doing quite a bit of embroidery work on some of the squares)

I'm also hoping to make multiple hats, scarves, purses and a few other odds and ends to sell at a local festival that happens in September. I know that's far off but I'm really slow.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 29, 2014 12:09:16 PM
having fun looking at everyone's list (and adding to mine!)...

Set up links for everyone so far...let me know if your link on page 1, post 2 is not working!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: greybird on December 29, 2014 12:23:24 PM
Staking a spot for my list here.   :)


1. mail art - envelope
2. mail art - postcard
3. mail art - orange/blue pc
4. mail art - pink pc
5. curiosity cabinet swap wire bird
6. curiosity cabinet swap clockwork bird wing
7. curiosity cabinet swap winged mouse
8. curiosity cabinet swap paper mache two headed crow
9-11 sweat shop swap - 3 beaded necklaces
12-15 origami critters
16. keychain pouch
17. leaf necklace for STS
18. birthstone leaf necklace for bday swap
19-20. 2 carved stamps (DNA and flask) for bday swap
21. pearl/silver bracelet for bday swap
22-23. 2 pair of earrings for bday swap
24. flower/leaf/pearl necklace for bday swap
25-26. button necklaces for bday swap
27-29. 3 sets of stitch markers for bday swap
30-31. postcard mail art x2
32-37. various mail art
38-41. ATCs
42. hand drawn zine page
43-44 mail art envies
45. 6 inchies
46. leaf pendant necklace
47. summer colors bracelet for charity
48-49. mail art: envie and postcard
50. mail art and zine
51.-52. pocket letters x 2
53.-55.  ATC's x 3 (abstract, blue boobie bird, sushi)
56.-57.  mail are envies
58.-59. post card mail art (bird line & mushroom)
60. - 62. ATC's x3 (hot air balloon, diameter, rainbow)
63. mini origami book (metallic orange)
64-66. background audio blends
67-68. mini origami books (yellow and pink)
69. glitter rainbow ATC
70-73.  inchies (detailed, used magnifying glass to complete each one)
74-77.  hand carved stamps (3 hearts, 1 tree)
78. altered dream journal
79. wingardium leviosa ATC
80.  adventure book journal
81-82.  mail art x2
83. set of stamped dandelion cards














(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=673899) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=662316) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=662317) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=671927)* (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=671844)* (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=674121) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=673882)


* photo taken by my swap partner.  Thanks!  :)






Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: greybird on December 29, 2014 12:31:36 PM
Ok, I'll answer the questions.   :)

Quote
When did you first get into crafting?  Do you have a fond memory of one of the first things you ever made?  How did you feel about making something? Do you have any pictures of your project or of you at that time?
When I was really young.  I think I've always crafted since both my mother and grandmother were crafty.   I think one of the earliest crafts I remember was making God's eyes with my grandma.  And then making my own clothes for my Barbies.   :)  I was really proud of them with hand sewn snaps and such.  I've always really enjoyed making things.   Unfortunately, I do not have any photos as it was in the days before digital cameras. 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: cursive_queen on December 29, 2014 12:42:44 PM
I'm in!

Finishes
Small zipper pouch for gift
-Baby Briar Rose quilt for coworker (yay a finished WIP!)
-Mini quilt for swap (Yay another finished WIP!)
-Pluses quilt (another finished WIP!)
Kool aid dyed yarn/fiber
City Gym Short for Grace 1
Zodiac Quilt for Dad (finished WIP from July)
-Haunted Mermaids pillow
-Tula Laminate 1 hr basket
-purple 1hr basket for Bianca
-Marvel baby quilt for Co-worker
-Sew together bag for swap
-Lizzy House Mini
-pokemon shorts
-faux-doki shorts
-deer shorts
-gold/black shorts for me
-Steampunk skirt for Grace
Tsum Tsum skirt for me
Rose City Roller socks in Loki
-C&S mini quilt
-baby quilt patchwork
popples zip pouches
-adam's quilt




WIP
-Erin's Tshirt quilt

-C&S large bullseye quilt
map shorts
-arrow shorts for me
polka dot shorts for me
Plaid shorts for grace
Flamingo shorts for erin
-Woodland quilt
star wars quilt
-Foxfield Quilt
-Nightshade quilt
-sew together bag for G
-priory square quilt
-My Little Pony quilt 3
-My Little Pony quilt 4
-My Little Pony quilt 5
-My Little Pony quilt 6
-Rikke hat
-October socks
-modern maple quilt
-koolaid "bombpop socks"



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Smeddley on December 29, 2014 12:48:20 PM
Time to transfer my list from last year.... and many of those things are carryovers from the year before that! D:

Things I've actually done:
1. Wallet
2. 12 Days of Birth-mas: tags, boxes, and envelopes (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5280818#msg5280818)
3. Goal Book 2015 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5282338#msg5282338)
4. Goal Book for a friend
5. Large Vino Van Gogh painting
6. Small Vino Van Gogh painting
7. Little Red Riding Hood hood**
8. Stamped box**
9. Peg Gnome**
10. Butterfly**
11. Fairy Door**
12. Knitted Bat** (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5292504#msg5292504)
13-20. Zill Dragons
21. Sling
22. Ami Little Red Riding Hood and Wolf
23. Zendoodled Bookmark (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5296595#msg5296595)
24. Wish Bear Passport
25. Pet Rocks
26. Pi Day Buttons and Pies (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5301698#msg5301698)
27. Crocheted Mandala**
28. Fairy Door**
29. Knitted Monster**
30. Pillow Covers** (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5303202#msg5303202)
31. Exsanguinate! Dalek blood drop
32. Linguine bunny **
33. Red Button and bead embroidery hoop ** (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5307080#msg5307080)
34-35. Mandalas
36. ATCs
37. Cupcake Art **
38. Fabric Postcard **
39. Pineapple Magnets **
40. Wizards of Oz peg people **
41. Crane stamp (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/221575_19Apr15_36-ATCs.jpg)
42. Cyberman Blood Drop
43. Hand-spun Acrylic
44-45. Mini Books
46. Pet Rocks, part two
47. Revenge of the Kracken hoop (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5315371#msg5315371)
48. Weeping Angel Blood Drop
49. Circus Buttons **
50. Tattooed Woman Doll **
51. Mini Top Hat **
52. Shark Hugs
53. Even More Pet Rocks (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5323383#msg5323383)
54. Dragon Blood Drop
55. Unicorn Blood Drop
56. Pressed Flower Book **
57. Crocheted Flower Seed Organizer **
58. Fairy Door **
59. Mako Shark BFF (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5323815#msg5323815)
60. Bull Shark Art (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5324347#msg5324347)
61. Pluto is a Planet!
62. D&D Maps
63. Pygmy Puff **
64. Captain Hook Needlebook **
65. MegaCricket
66. Slenderman Blood Drop (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5330411#msg5330411)
67. Star Needlebook
68. Mini Journals
69. Needleminders
70. Journals **
71. Ood Blood Drop Squeezy
72. Bird Needlebook
73. Rainbow Veils
74. Mini Books
75. Calcifer Blood Drop Squeezy
76. Fairy House Painting
77-78. Fairy Doors
79. Starry Night Painting (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5334811#msg5334811)
80. Jack Mini Top Hat
81. Jack Mug Rugs
82. Jack Oven Mitts
83. Crocheted Zero **
84. Mini Top Hat (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5343803#msg5343803)
85- Jack Skellington Shirt**
86- Sally's Dress Afghan**
87- Yeti Hoop
88. Red Dalek Blood Drop Squeezy**
89. Tiara**
90. Felt ghost ornaments**
91. Glitter Jar Ornaments**
92. Bat Ornament**
93. Justified Hoop quote**
94. Penny Dreadful Peg People**
95-98. Fabric Journal Pages **
99. Foxes **
100. Blue Tiara
101. Blue Tiara #2
102. Bluebird **
103. Dragon **
104. Red Acrylic Handspun yarn
105. More Jack Skellington Mug Rugs
106. Leaf Mug Rugs (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5349469#msg5349469)
107 . Monster Art
108. Chicken Hat
109. Fairy Door
110. Weeping Angel Blood Drop**
111. Pumpkin Hat
112. Girl Art Cards
113. Monster Art Cards
114. Peacock Shopping Bag*
115. Black Bustle (costume):
116. Pirate Costume (bra, vest, bustle, overskirt)
117-119 Experiments in homemade alcohol inks
120- 127. Lifebook Lessons (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5359828#msg5359828)




* WIP
** Craft Swap Item

Things to do:

Art Projects:

1. Finish Lifebook 2012 pages, make cover
2. Lifebook 2013
3. Lifebook 2014
4. Finish my Wreck this Journal
5. New Wreck this Journal
6. New Wreck this Journal Everywhere
7. Drawing Lab assignments
8. Art of Silliness book
9. 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
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) - burgundy
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 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Taramor on December 29, 2014 01:38:52 PM
I would like to join again.

Not much of a list - but some WIP's

1. hexagon blanket, started in '13
2. quilt with leaves
3. quilt: "bricks and stepping stones"
4. house shoes

Ideas
Funny socks with many colours

Have materials, just need to do the work:
- black leggings
- PJ pants
- T-shirt for DH
- Duvet and pillow covers for Tara

I don't think I will write my plans here - they just makes me feel guilty, if I don't make them. So only works I have started on, or finished.

DONE:

1. PJ's



2. Doll quilt


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 29, 2014 01:39:37 PM
greybird--lol you make a point: unless we have pictures we can scan, it would be difficult for many to produce pictures of our first childhood crafts...

I will enter anyone for a bonus who responds, with or without pictures! ;D

lol Taramor--you should not feel guilty if you don't complete everything on your list...we can all dream and shoot for the moon!  Some people just like to list what they finish...I use mine to REMIND me what I would like to do from what I have seen or pinned...I plan on doing more things from my Pinterest but also from things I see here...

I hope to get more holiday things done BEFORE the holidays and not AFTER ;D.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on December 29, 2014 02:31:39 PM
I remember that I used to drag some knitting around with me, I think with my doll tucked inside. That was "my" knitting, and I kept working on it. Probably something like a sock my mom started and I got my hands on at some time... I think there may be a photo somewhere, I'll have to look. That was in the old apartment, so I must have been three or four. And definitely wall art, with some cream and crayons... before three.

Now I'll have to take a look at the old photos tomorrow with my little ones, and really make an effort to find my camera so I can take pictures of their early crafty endeavours. And my finished projects, of course.  ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: pinokeeo on December 29, 2014 03:53:08 PM
I'm in again.  No lists this year.  I'll just be posting as I go along.

As for crafting in my childhood, I think I've always been a crafter.  So was my mother, and so was my grandmother.  So I guess I just came by it genetically.  I started out with a spool knitter, paper crafts and lots of cardboard and glue.  We made everything from forts to gifts to ornaments and back again.

And I have no photos of any of that stuff.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Smeddley on December 29, 2014 05:32:41 PM
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When did you first get into crafting?  Do you have a fond memory of one of the first things you ever made?  How did you feel about making something? Do you have any pictures of your project or of you at that time?

My first memory of crafting was learning to crochet, back on Guam, when I was about... 10?  Sadly, it's not a great memory, and I'm glad I was never one to let something hold me down for long...  here goes:

I was learning to crochet, but the sweeping wrist motion that you use to pull the yarn through the loop was a bit beyond me and my uncoordinated, chubby little hands.  So I ended up using my other hand to "help" the yarn over the hook.  I was really proud that I was getting faster at it (and probably more even) and I was showing it off at bowling league night (don't judge, there's not a huge amount to do on Guam, yes, I was on a bowling league AND I played in a xylophone band!) and there were two either Japanese or Korean women there (I'm sure I knew at the time, but 30 years has dulled my memory) and one of them started laughing, pulled the work out of my hands, and starting doing it "correctly" and speaking to her friend in their native language... while laughing.  I remember being hurt, upset, and humiliated... but also resolving to learn to do it right, I don't know, to show them?  But I was determined, and I did eventually learn, and apparently now (according to my friends) I'm awfully quick at it and other people have said my stuff looks nice and neat and tidy, and I can make up patterns now, so... it was humiliating and awful and traumatic, but I didn't dwell and in the end it made me better - though I still don't think it's anything that great!  Maybe there are lingering effects...

I do have some old artwork from very early in my life up in my attic, my Mom brought me a bunch of my old stuff once, I suppose those would technically be the earliest examples of me crafting (art), but the crochet thing makes for a better story, even if that and my last bit of sharing all make it sound like I've had a horrible upbringing/childhood... I really remember it (mostly) fondly and I don't think it damaged me too much!  Other than my knee-jerk reaction of "oh yeah!" and my problem with authority, I'm fine!  ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bookstorebabe on December 29, 2014 06:54:41 PM
Smeddley, what they did was awful, even if you weren't doing it right! Grrr!
Crafts-we were always drawing, my dad brought homes reams of paper from work when they changed letterheads and couldn't use it anymore. We used it lavishly with crayons, in the light brite, with the spirograph,and never ran out! And my mom ran my girl scout troop and always had us making things. I remember getting very upset when we made things for our moms, 'But you already know what it is!' Let's see...there's a plastic plate that they had us draw a picture on for mother's day and somehow made permanent. I drew a terrible humpty dumpty falling off a brick wall, eyes open in horror and arms outstretched, with the message,'I'm falling for you!' And we filled baby food jars with glitter,and glued cotton balls on the outside and used red electrical tape, to make a santa beard and hat on them. My fifth grade teacher tried to teach us to knit, but it didn't take with me. ^_^ I kept the needles for years!
Probably the first craft I made at home was those potholders you make with loops on the looms, so many of those!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: yofi on December 29, 2014 09:36:55 PM
I'm in again - altho' I still need to finish posting 2014!

I don't remember a time when I *wasn't* crafting, altho' it was never a self conscious effort.  It was just messing about with stuff.  What I learned from several generations of skilled and passionate people was to just pick stuff up and give it a try.  I've always been curious and tactile, and that's always been encouraged.  

One of the clear memories I have is learning to knit with my grandmother.  A former Home Ec major, she had a scientific turn of mind, and had researched teaching knitting to left handers.  We struggled through the instructions she'd found until I could produce a respectable potholder.  When I began knitting more seriously in my 30's I could still feel the sense memory of sitting in my little chair, struggling to figure out how to hold the needles.  Ironically I learned much later that she herself had never knit (altho' her mother had) but she'd consciously taught herself so she could teach me a process I now do intuitively.

I am grateful that I am relatively free of the family obsession with perfection.  My satisfaction comes with the physical feel of the materials.  So I'm much happier, with a wider range of crafts, and at a much lower skill level, than most people I know.  It's a gift, I tell you!

There are several things I know I want to do this year, so I'll post some of my planned items.  But I don't like to dictate too much to the muse, so I'll add to my "completed" list and post thumbnails here as I go.

Wheeee!
flourless chcocolate torte... alpaca cowl...birthdays cake...Russian onion dome hat... Trio of orange hats; corkscrew, Russian and fuchsia... Roving mitts... Stenciled tote bag... Baba Yaga’s belongings...mermaid gloves....Millionaires shortbread/nutella rice crispies/lemon pudding cake....Black wave hat....Thank you cards....Soup and bread....Earrings....“Copper” planter....Pulled chicken and rhubarb crisp....brittled peanuts....colorful cowl....covered notebooks....lace bookmarks...."Delft" blue picture frame...color block and fish scale scrappy hats.... Pie-a-palooza...Cookies for carpenters...Plants in glassware....Copper cuttings bottles....Lemon chess pie....Book letters....Hearts in Snow blanket....Ginger Pear Cheesecake....Camouflage pincushions....Faux chenille panel....prayer flags, bee boxes and Moroccan scarf.... blackberry cake


(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=660944) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=660946) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=662589) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=662561) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=662559) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=662560) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=662563) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=663105) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=663107) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=663108) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=671186) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=670867) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=670861) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=670866) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=670859) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=670862) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=671187) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=670865) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=671634) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=671633) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=671632) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=671635) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=673122) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=673120) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=677391) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=678397) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=679201) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=677392) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=677284) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=677281) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=677389) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=678396) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=680321) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=678395) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=677390)

Also, I have plans to play with polymer clay, try viking knitting, lo-cal canning, recon clothing, refinishing furniture, make shrines for special people and.... whatever comes up!


 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: RedheadWithThread on December 29, 2014 09:55:43 PM
Ah, I forgot to mention my first crafting endeavors! :P
My family actually didn't take a lot of pictures as we were growing up. Mostly because my dad and I hate having our pictures taken and it was hard to get the three of us, me and my two siblings, to sit still long enough to get a photo.
But I do remember learning to make things by watching my mom, maternal grandmother, and my aunt (mom's sister).
My grandma used to give me construction paper, safety scissors, and glue sticks to make whatever my heart desired. She also used to let me wind her bobbins and thread her sewing machine for her. I also got to pass her the scissors, pins and markers as she needed them. My grandma made more than a fair few of the patterns she worked from and the things she made for us were always nicer than what we found in the store. I still have the muslin bunny wearing a flower print cotton dress that she made for me when I was two or three.
My mom used to let me use her glue gun (under VERY close supervision) to help her make various little decorations. We still have some that survived us playing with them but most of them were lost to being roughly handled by small hands. She didn't like too much help while she was sewing but I still loved watching her.
My aunt crocheted a lot and used to let me help her wind her yarn into balls. She also let me do a few stitches on some of her embroidery work but I didn't like it that much as a child. I did, however, love helping her with yarn and plastic canvas things. I have a plastic canvas purse floating around somewhere that I helped her make.
For me, crafting is a way of carrying on a family tradition of things made with love for those I love.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on December 30, 2014 01:30:54 AM
My earliest crafting memory - an introduction to dressmaking  :)
 During the early 70s my Mums sister, Auntie Maggie lived with us. I can't be 100% on my age at the time but I would have been around 4 or 5 as she lived with us prior to the birth of my younger sister but moved on before we moved house after the birth of brother #1. I remember being allowed to help pin the pattern tissue to the fabric for a dress she was making herself. The sofa and chairs were pushed back against the walls of the living room to make room on the carpet for laying out the fabric. It was a pale blue floral print, I can still see it in my minds eye even though I can never remember seeing Auntie Maggie wear the finished dress. My Mum has always been one to embrace new gadgets and technology and so the actual cutting of the fabric was done with electric scissors something like these - exciting!


Hmm exciting until Auntie Maggie was finished cutting and asked me to unplug them which I did without switching them off ( I was a kid, I didn't know!) I yanked the plug and apparently touched the prongs - OUCH seems to be an understatement,I can remember tingling all along my arm & I couldn't let go of them!
Needless to say I've got a buzz from crafting ever since  ;D



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: trinalocakary on December 30, 2014 02:31:02 AM
I went from a spare room studio AND space in the storage room to just the storage room to just my bedroom and a small hall closet.  Destashing and thrifting is a must.
I do want to try maybe 2-4 new techniques this year, resin and not sure what else



List

(DS)= Destash, all supplies are things I already had before 1-1-2015 and did not buy for just that project
(Works in Progress)
1. [√]Take blades off ceiling fan and make base into Bohemian chandelier
2. [√](DS)Make multiple strands of destashed beads and crystal with end pieces to hang from chandelier (38)
3. [√]Take 9ft garland of black Halloween leaves and add silk flowers for ceiling above the chandelier, mount to ceiling with coils of florist wire
http://trinaxxl.wordpress.com/2015/01/07/finished-chandelier/
4. *Organize bedroom for art space because I gave up my studio for roommates.
5. [√]finish carved wand
6. *Motivational quotes flip book
7. *"Bury stress" art journal (write what stresses me then do art over it)
8. [√]Finish wand with beads and wire



Projects I want to do
9. [√](DS)Make long wire strands with random beads with real crystals at the bottom for spider mobile (-/8)
10. [√](DS)Turn Old Halloween spider and German  Christmas spiders into mobile
11. [√](DS)Spider web earring holders using large old frame
12. *Alter existing day of the dead self portrait to represent weight loss
13. [√]ribbon and wood hanger for hair clips
14. *Black altered phantom cut mask
15. *White Altered Phantom cut mask
16. [√](DS)wire and bead heart ornament
17. [√](DS)New intricate spun wire and bead crown in dark colors (I have a white and red one and I made a lot of simple ones for gifts last year)
http://trinaxxl.wordpress.com/2015/01/08/crafts-a-crown/
18. [√](DS)wire and bead circlet
19. *Hot glue and wire spiked elf crown (to look like twigs and branches)
20. *Icicles crown, silver (me)
21. [√](DS)Icicles crown, red (me)
22.  [√](DS)*Icicles crown solid black (Alex)
23. *Monster hat for me
24. [√]Red yarn hairfalls
25. *Bleach pin and painted shirt for Alex
26. *Altering half a dozen skirts (-/6)
27. *Turn old huge dress into cloak or capelet
28. *T-shirt skirts (-/2)
29. *Reorganize garage for art storage and work space
30. *clean, fold and catalog material,
31. *make at least 2 skirts (-/2)
32. [√](DS){WIP}12 small pieces of gift art, 1 a month (4-/12)
33. [√]{WIP}Make chakra stone/wire wands (2/?)
34. [√](DS){WIP}Make bead/wire and crystal wands (1/?)
35. [√]Wire wrap a variety of stones (4/10)
36.  [√](DS) Scrying mirror and altered frame
37. [√](DS){WIP}Book of shadows art journal (Pages - 10/?)
38. Infused essential oil air freshener
39. [√]Silk rose crown
40. [√]Unicorn crown
41. [√]Rose and leaf crown
42. [√]Ocean inspired circlet birthday crown for D
43. [√](DS){WIP}Collection of wooden wands (12/12)
44. [√]Altered sun shaped mirror-scrying glass
45. [√]Colored Zentangle mandelas (4/?)
44.  [√](DS)*Decorated "Dragon" eggs


a portable Alter set up

This will include:

A decorated wooden box
√An Alter/crystal grid cloth
√Hand made mini blessing candles
√Handmade candle holder
Homemade incense
√Incense burner
√A small hand made athame (ritual knife)
√A mini wand
A mini smudge set
A feather bosom (broom)
A small bottle of anointing oil
4 small directional/elements bottles
√A decorated velvet crystal bag
√A small scrying mirror
√Mini Runes
√Mini witches stones
√bottles of ink (1/3)
Quill




Meet-up/teaching and RAACKs (Random Acts of Artsy and Crafty Kindness){12}
1. [√]Donate necklace and German Christmas Spider with crystal to friends event
2. [√]Host Crown and Headdress making meet up in March
3. [√]Altered photo/drawing of Ginger
4-5. [√]Altered photos/drawings of Doc and Page(2/2)



New Techniques I might want to try

*Poured resin
*"Painting" with melted crayon using a glue gun and heat gun
*Mold making
*Spiral wire wraps



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 30, 2014 06:13:41 AM
Your stories are so great!

Lots of traditions passed on by crafting moms, grans, and aunties!

I am sure we all have memories of accidents, big fails, excitement over getting new crafting supplies or tools.

As we craft this year, let's be mindful of everyone who contributed to our love of crafting.  Perhaps as you craft, another memory will come up that you will want to share.

The lists are looking good! I hope to finish my first project for 2015 this weekend and post the rest of my 2014 projects (it has been grey and ugly here, so I have been in no mood to take pictures!).


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: fantasticmio on December 30, 2014 07:55:55 AM
I grew up in a crafty family, so I've been crafty since before I can remember.

When visiting my dad's parents, I remember playing with some blocks my grandmother had for planning out quilts, and when visiting my mom's parents, I remember being fascinated with my grandmother's knitting.  We had various crafty things to do at home, like the Woodles - they were small-ish, flat wooden shapes that you could paint and glue together, and make magnets and things.  Play-doh was banned in our house, though (we had carpets).

In grade 5 we did a unit on transportation and one piece of homework was to make a vehicle out of things found at home, and while my classmates all brought in tissue-box cars and things, I had an airplane made out of a spark plug, a tongue depressor, a Popsicle stick, and some Lego wheels.  (Dad helped with the materials acquisition!)

Mom liked to make things with plastic canvas, then later really wanted to learn cross stitching, but wasn't sure how to go about it.  When I was 11 I went to a summer camp and learned some basics of cross stitch, and came home and taught mom.  (And boy, did she ever run with it!)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 30, 2014 08:48:50 AM
I remember doing a lot of crafts with Brownies and Girl Scouts...also at Vacation Bible School. My great grandma taught me how to do patchwork and quilt (she saved every scrap of fabric!)...my mom taught me to crochet, knit and sew...I had fabulous art teachers as well and learned to draw and paint from about age 4.

The only crafting I did as a teenager was sewing...I had to sew my own clothes and prom dresses as we were living in foreign countries and my parents had little money to spare. lol I remember making a jacket from old curtains but they had fiberglass (like insulation material!) so the jacket was so itchy!

Mio--how fabulous that you taught your mom!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: lindyv321 on December 30, 2014 10:57:43 AM
I remember my dad making etchings on deer and elk antlers when I was a kid.  I made a few but my drawing skills were not very good and they still aren't!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bunny1kenobi on December 30, 2014 12:20:58 PM
It's going to be an AWESOME year!!

I will post as I go, since I'm not much of an advance planner.  BUT - one item that I really want to finish this year is my fairy tale story! It's a WIP that kind of intimidates me.  It is a joint project for myself and gozer. I wrote it and will edit it and she will do the art.  

1. Edit my fairy tale story
2. Embellished keys
3. Red Riding Hood shoes
4. Collapsible basket
5. Scooby Doo T-shirt
6. "Retribution" ATC
7. "Bachelor's Buttons" ATC

8. kitchen signs
9. Red Riding Hood theatre ATC
10. Curiosity Cabinet ATC
11. Glow Bug ATC

12. Vintage button necklace
13. Fancy button necklace
14. Egyptian ATC

15. Medusa ATC
16. Unstoppable t-shirt
17. Legendary Pi Day t-shirt
18. Not only Books t-shirt
19. Minecraft perler bead goodies

20. Minecraft bookmarks, treat bags & bottle labels
21. Minecraft pinata
22. Minecraft magnets

23. Blue jean makeover
24. Vintage beaded flower necklace
25. Peace necklace
26. Unicorn necklace
27. Medallion and key necklace

28. Nefertiti necklace
29. Morning Greeting painting
30. Southwest needlebook
31. Dragonfly necklace and earrings
32. Slytherin tote
33. Vampire key necklace
34. Gemini needlebook

35. Rose necklace
36. Nautilus necklace
37. Cosmic necklace & earrings

38. Steampunk earrings
39. ATC's
40. Team Wordy ATC bookmark

41. Medusa Tee-shirt
42. Sparkly pendant trio
43. HP room mini
44. Craft room mini

45. Purple focal necklace
46. Romantic Necklace
47. Book pendant

48. Skirt from dress
49. baby blanket

50. lace skirt
51. cinnamon rolls
52. cowl for Gozer
53. Aprons
54. Wedge pillows
55. purse for Mom

56. happy spouse plaque
57. John Galt Tee
58. purple purse


57/50
January - 2 projects
February - 11 projects
March -8 projects
April - 12 projects
May - 6 projects
June - 4 projects
August - 3 projects
September -3 projects
October - 2 projects
November - 3 projects
December - 3 projects


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bunny1kenobi on December 30, 2014 12:26:24 PM
I started crafting at a very young age.  I was always fascinated by glue and scissors, and some of my earliest memories involve looking thru my mom's collection of sewing buttons.  My collection now outpaces hers even at its height.  ::)  My mom started teaching me to sew when I was about 7 and I've been doing it since. You'd think I'd be better at it, but I do ok.  I made a lot of my clothes in high school, and took advanced sewing classes.  Making blue jeans is the worst!  Never again, I say!

I remember hand sewing quilt bindings with my grandma as a teen, and attending a lot of quilting bees with my mom.  One of my favorite things I made was a Christmas tree composed of little felt pieces arranged and glued onto a large piece of burlap.  It was hideous but I loved it.  It eventually got mildewed and I had to get rid of it.  It was a sad day.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: RedheadWithThread on December 30, 2014 01:25:16 PM
It's nice reading about everyone's crafty history ;D
Ooh bunny I love buttons! I have a small collection myself but my mom has a decent sized one. Though she does envy one set of buttons I have. They're some mother of pearl buttons I got off a ratty looking shirt that I got for $1 at Goodwill just for its buttons.
My mom says the first thing I sewed was a hole in my pillowcase at around seven and said shame on me for not mentioning my other aunt's knitting or my crochet.  :-[
My dad's older sister knitted and I was fascinated with it but could never get the hang of it. When I was about 12 my mom taught me the chain and single stitch in crochet and for a while I would make coasters because it was all I knew how to do. Then about six years (or seven?) ago I picked up a copy of Reader's Digest Guide to Needlework and played around with other stitches but never really could get the hang of them. I want to say it was about three/four years ago that I finally was able to get a hang on other stitches and started making things other than coasters! :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015*not yet open*
Post by: Averia on December 30, 2014 03:06:01 PM
I tried this one other year and could not keep up with the pages and pages of lovely chatter and lovely creations. I'm going to try to do better this time!

As of 10/19/15, 46/50 completed.

Completed Projects:
1.) Test run cube cat (1/3) test one is on left
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=660779)

2.) 2nd try cube cat (actually finished in opposite order, but wasn't loving the test run half way through so started the 2nd and finished it, then finished the first) (1/3) see pic above, cat on right

3.) Purse for Lea (1/5)


4.) Floor cushion for Anne (1/6)


5.) Dress for Hanna (1/13)


6.) Dress for Lea (1/13)


7.) Fabric flower hair doo dads (1/13) (pictured with dresses above)

8.) Rubber stamps for Rox (1/16)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661047)

9.) Tea cup pin cushion (1/16)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=660987)

10.) Gelatin monoprinting (1/17)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=660774)

11.) Mini art quilt for Box of Color swap
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=664277)

12-14.) Prayer flags for Box of Color
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=664279)

15.) sari ribbon bracelets
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=664280)

16.) Alice box with embroidered dress
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=675201)

17.) pin cushion inspired by yumiko higuchi
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=675202)

18.) bag for SheepBlue
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=673127)

19-22.) busy book pages for Anne
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=675184)

23.) stenciled shirt for Franki (saw for sale for $40!!! crazy)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=675207)

24.) monster ninni who wants to be a peahen
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=675208)

25-27.) fabric extra roll toilet paper holders

28-31.) embroidered pendants
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=678040) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=678039)

32.) mug rugs for Anne
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=678342) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=678340)

33.) Kusadama
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=679009) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=679008)

34-41.) fabric baskets, mug rug, pencil pouch, bird pouch, star trek coasters, magic coaster
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=679194)

42-44.) biscornu, swinging on a star ornament, various pins/broaches/buttons
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=682300)

45.) embroidered pouch
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=682301)

46.) twist on ruffle clutch
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=682302)

Planned projects:
~stenciled t-shirt for Anne
~Something fabulous for Anne out of that amazing piece of indigo embroidered fabric
~Mad Hatter pillow for Franki
~Blackwork piece based on Jane Bostock sampler




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on December 30, 2014 03:29:09 PM
Going over everyone else's lists is always so inspiring!

Hey Ave, you have some very lucky recipients on there if things turn out as planned!  :D :-*
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Oh oh oh, I really had a pic with my dolly from when I was 4! You can even see the circular needle poking out at the bottom, I used it to hold the knit "dress" together. Definitely not a sock, but I have no idea what this was. My mom made the doll for me, too, I still have it.

The other one was taken around my first birthday, you may recognize some balls of yarn, a puzzle ball, books and magazines... I'm realizing now that I've always been good at creating chaos around me. And that I am usually as happy right in the middle of it, just as shown here! Well, now you have an idea of what my craft room will look like at any given time...  :D



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: whatthepuck on December 30, 2014 07:25:41 PM
1. Snowman Family Project (http://www.222sunset.blogspot.com/2015/01/weekend-update.html)
2. 40 Sucks (http://222sunset.blogspot.com/2015/02/weekend.html)
3. Hat/Scarf/Wrap for Fuzzy (http://222sunset.blogspot.com/2015/02/weekend.html)
4. NC Bookmark (http://222sunset.blogspot.com/2015/03/portia.html)
5. NC Dishcloth (http://222sunset.blogspot.com/2015/03/portia.html)
6. Penguin Cross Stitch (http://222sunset.blogspot.com/2015/03/portia.html)
7. Madge (http://honeygo-go.blogspot.com/2015/06/madge-finished.html)
8. ATC Personal Swap (http://222sunset.blogspot.com/2015/06/atc-personal-swap.html)
9. ATC Personal Swap #2
10. 4th of July Wreath (http://www.honeygo-go.blogspot.com/2015/07/4th-of-july.html)
11. OTT Queen of Hearts Stuffie (http://honeygo-go.blogspot.com/2015/07/tiny-stuffies.html)
12. Planter (http://honeygo-go.blogspot.com/2015/06/planter.html)
13. Oogie boogie Cross stitch (http://honeygo-go.blogspot.com/2015/07/a-couple-things-ive-finished.html)
14. Zombie Gallbladder Stuffie (http://honeygo-go.blogspot.com/2015/07/tiny-stuffies.html)
15. Krissy
16. 4x6 Art
17. Recycling Project (http://www.honeygo-go.blogspot.com/2015/06/recycling.html)
18. Yellow Scarf
19. Sparky Blanket (http://www.honeygo-go.blogspot.com/2015/07/monsters-and-tomatoes.html)
20. Washer Pendants (http://honeygo-go.blogspot.com/2015/07/pendants.html)
21. Bat Stuffies
22. Brown Sugar Cinnamon Face Scrub
23. Destashed Dishcloths
24. Pendant Swap
25. Puzzle Piece Swap
26. Dotee Swap-Lochness Monsters
27. Altered Puzzle Pieces
28. Dotee Swap-Radish
29. Dishcloth Sets
30. Dallas Cowboys Necklace
31. Pumpkin Dishcloth
32. Wicked Witch Wreath
33. Pumpkin Hoopla
34. Cat Toys
35. Fabric Pumpkins
36. Halloween Dishcloth Set
37. Owl Bracelet and Earrings
38. Black and Grey Scarf
39. Pumpkin Garland
40. Halloween Shadow Box
41. Dotee Goddess Isis
42. Steam Punk Ninni
43. Killer Teddy Bear
44.
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Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: pinokeeo on December 30, 2014 09:52:47 PM
My Gramma was a quilter and saved every scrap of fabric.  She did all the quilting by hand.  I sat and cut squares and diamonds for her when I was five and six years old.

My Mama sewed all of our clothes.  She had an awesome button box that I loved playing in.  I made all sorts of things with those buttons.  She also had a box with toilet paper rolls, tissue paper, butcher paper, glue, pieces of ribbon, scissors, blocks of wood, paper clips, scraps of fabric, and anything else she could find.  When it rained, out came the "crafting" supplies and we sat around the dining room table and made things.

When I was nine years old, I was given a library card and was allowed to borrow books from the bookmobile that came to our community.  I remember the McCalls big book of crafts very well.  I made lots of things from that book.

I also learned to make rag rugs when I was nine.  Gramma taught me to rip and tie all the pieces and she would crochet them.  I watched her for hours until I figured out what she was doing.  Picked it up like magic.

When I was twelve, my Daddy gave me a hammer, screwdriver and pliers.  I followed him around the farm and hammered nails, tightened every loose screw, and pulled staples and whatever with the pliers.  He taught me how to saw wood with a crosscut saw and how to properly drive nails. 

And my Grampa was a fiddle maker.  I never learned how to make things from him, but he gave me a sense of pride in well made things.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: kbrison on December 31, 2014 12:17:28 AM
The earliest craft I can remember making was a plaster cast of my hand. It was the summer before we moved to Illinois, so I must have been seven at the time. We were attending Bible School and Mom was one of our teachers. When she died a few years ago, my sister and I found those casts carefully wrapped and tucked away in her cedar chest.

My next memory was when I was ten. We had returned to Oklahoma on vacation, so Mom had given me some money for shopping with my aunt and cousin. After buying the newest Trixie Belden mystery, I still had some change left and there were all these beautiful colors of thread (actually embroidery floss) for only five cents each, so of course that's what I bought with the rest of my money. When I brought my finds to my Grandmother's house, she asked what I was going to do with the floss. At that point I didn't even know what embroidery was or how to do it, so Grandma taught me and my cousin beginning that very day. She had some new dish towels that had come in her Dux soap, so she pulled those out. Next came patterns from her Workbasket magazines. I don't remember using hoops although I usually do now. If I track down any of the tea towels, I'll try to add photos later.

This year I'm just going to post as I go since it's easier to add photos that way.

Totals:
January - 12
February - 12
March - 9
April - 20
May - 15
June - 15
July - 24
August - 17
September - 17
October - 14
November - 5
December - 27
Year-to-date total: 189/50

JANUARY
#1/#2 - Crocheted dishcloths - Finished 1/6 - charity - 100% from stash

#3 - Crocheted baby booties - Finished 1/8  - WIP

#4 - Water bottle carrier - Finished 1/9 - charity - 100% from stash

#5/#6 - Can cosies - Finished 1/11 - charity  - 100% from stash

#7 - Pocket tissue holders - Finished 1/13 - WIP

#8 - Bound 26 books for school donation - Finished 1/28  - WIP - charity

#9-12 - Sweet & Easy Valentine Swap - Finished 1/29 - 100 % from stash
Set of gift tags, bobby pins, yo-yo heart brooch, crocheted bottle/can cover


FEBRUARY
#13 - Crocheted beret - Finished 2/3

#14-15 - Sweet & Easy Valentine Swap - Finished 2/4
Set of fun foam magnets and a crocheted cowl.

#16 - Sets of fun foam shapes and alphabets for a teacher - Finished 2/9 - 100% from stash

#17 - Sweet Dreams baby sweater - Finished 2/12 - WIP (20+ yrs in the making)

#18 - Pet blanket - Finished 2/19 - charity - 100% from stash

#19 - Pet blanket - Finished 2/22 - charity - 100% from stash

#20 - 2 sherpa vests for 18" dolls - Finished 2/22

#21 - Evening gown for Barbie doll - Finished 2/22 - WIP

#22 - Large pet blanket - Finished 2/27 - charity - 100% from stash

#23 - Felt alphabet (lower case) - Finished 2/28 - 100% from stash

#24 - Set of ladybugs and leaves magnets for LadyBugsandBumbleBees - Finished 2/28 - 100% from stash


MARCH
#25 - Pink sundress for Barbie doll, see #21 - Finished 3/1 - WIP from 1999
#26 - Pink, slub satin Barbie doll coat - Finished 3/2 - WIP from 1999

#27 - Wallet for LadyBugsandBumbleBees - Finished 3/3 - 100% from stash

#28 - Small wallet for Brianna - Finished 3/16 - 100% from stash

#29 - Set of 3 quilt blocks for Brianna - Finished 3/16 - 100% from stash

#30 - Crocheted doll's shrug #1 - Finished 3/19
#31 - Crocheted doll's shrug #2 - Finished 3/21

#32 - Rag quilt for Mama24boyz - Finished 3/30 - 70% from stash

#33 - Portable doll house for Daysie - Finished 3/31 - 100% from stash


APRIL
#34 - Barbie doll clothes - jeans and t-shirt - Finished 4/2 - WIP from 1999

#35 - Barbie doll clothes - nightgown - Finished 4/2 - WIP from 1999

#36 - Barbie doll clothes - shorts and tube top - Finished 4/2 - WIP from 1999

#37 - Set of thank you cards for Library Week - no photos - Finished 4/9 - charity - 100% from stash
#38 - Yellow crocheted dress for 18" doll - Finished 4/10 - 100% from stash - remnants from #17 baby sweater

#39 - Apricot stripe crocheted dress for 18" doll - Finished 4/13 - 100% from stash - remnants from #17 baby sweater

#40 - Lavendar striped sweater for 18" dolls plus headband and purse - Finished 4/16  - 100% from stash
#41 - Caftan for Barbie doll - Finished 4/17 - WIP from 1999

#42 - TP tube scrapbook - Finished 4/18 - WIP from about 2012

#43 - Red tunic w/paisley pants for 18" doll - Finished 4/20 - 100% from stash

#44/45 - Crocheted yellow ruffled skirts for 18" doll - Finished 4/20-22 - 50% from stash

#46 - Red check tunic w/red pants for 18" doll - Finished 4/24 - 100% from stash

#47 - Pink gingham top w/pink shorts for Barbie doll - Finished 4/24 - WIP from 1999

#48 - Beaded garden whimsey for LBBB - Finished 4/24 - 100% from stash

#49 - Lavendar-trimmed underpants for 18" doll, 2 pairs - Finished 4/25 - 50% from stash

#50 - Crocheted ruffled skirt #3 for 18" doll - Finished 4/28 - 50% from stash
#51 - Gray pants w/ white top for Barbie doll - Finished 4/28 - WIP from 1999

#52 - Pink-trimmed underpants for 18" doll, 3 pairs plus 1 turquoise pair - Finished 4/29 - 50% from stash

#53 - Crocheted ruffled skirt #4 for 18" doll - Finished 4/30 - 50% from stash

MAY
#54 - Crocheted t-shirt #1 for 18" doll - Finished 5/4

#55 - Crocheted t-shirt #2 for 18" doll - Finished 5/7

#56 - Crocheted t-shirt #3 and headband for 18" doll - Finished 5/10

#57-58 - Crocheted ruffled skirts #5 & #6 for 18" doll - Finished 5/16 - 50% from stash (Photo 56)
#59 - Tissue holder and keychain wristlet for LBBB - Finished 5/13 - 100% from stash (Photo 64)
#60 - Medium art journal for LBBB - Finished 5/19 - 100% from stash

#61 - Large tote for LBBB - Finished 5/24  - 100% from stash

#62 - Crocheted t-shirt #4 for 18" doll - Finished 5/24 - 100% from stash

#63 - Crocheted t-shirt #5 for 18" doll - Finished 5/26 - 100% from stash
#64 - Zippered pouch for LBBB - Finished 5/26  - 100% from stash

#65-66 - Mini-notebooks for LBBB's daughters - Finished 5/27 - 100% from stash

#67 - Crocheted t-shirt #6 & headband for 18" doll - Finished 5/28 - 100% from stash

#68 - Random cards - Finished 5/28 - 100% from stash

#69 - Tube top and shorts for Barbie doll - Finished 6/1 - WIP

#70 - Yellow underpants for 18" doll, 2 pair - Finished 6/1(Photo 62)

JUNE
#71 - More headbands for 18" dolls - Finished 6/8 - 100% from stash
#72 - 3 new Dutch Oven recipes - Finished 6/13 - Onion Roasted Potatoes, Cajun Chicken Nuggets, Crustless Brownie Pie

#73 - 16 crocheted butterflies (to become magnets) - Finished 6/14 - 100% from stash

#74 - Card from Bee Creative class using Spectrum Noir products - Finished 6/18

#75 - Mini Cookbook from Hose N Bows class - Finished 6/18

#76 - Pendant from Hose N Bows and Scrap That class - Finished 6/18

#77 - Scrapbook layouts from Hose N Bows and Scrap That - Finished 6/18

#78 - Story cards from Nicole Petersen class - Finished 6/18

#79 - 2 Pendants from Ice Resin class - Finished 6/27
#80 - 3 Cards from Sunny Sunflower Card class by Heartfelt Creations - Finished 6/19

#81 - 3 Cards from Angel-Kissed Vellum Card class by Heartfelt Creations - Finished 6/19

#82 - ATC Acrylic cards from Clear Scraps class - Finished 6/20

#83 - 5 Gifts Galore class projects by Lickety Split Scrapbooks - Finished 6/20

#84 - 4 Felt roses from a Queen & Co. kit - Finished 6/26

#85 - 1 Slider card from a Pinecone Press kit - Finished 6/26


July
#86 - Fabric book for great-great-nephew [The Scrawny, Tawny Lion] - Finished 7/4
#87 - Pixelated Quilt block for Donniesgirl, pink - Finished 7/6  - 100% from stash

#88 - Miniature room furnishings for suereal - Finished 7/9 - 75% from stash

#89 - Miniature room furnishings for Moonflame - 75% from stash

#90 - Shorts for 18" dolls - 100% from stash
#91 - Pendant for Wiccadwitch - Finished 7/16

#92 - Pendant for Whatthepuck - Finished 7/16

#93 - Pendant for Redpopsicles - Finished 7/16

#94 - Key pendants from Tim Holtz kit - Finished 7/16 - 100% from stash

#95-107 - Origami scrapbooks - Finished 7/30 - 100% from stash

#108 - Acrylic ATC - Finished 7/30 - WIP from June workshop

#109 - 4 Crocheted headbands - Finished 7/22 - 100% from stash


August
#110 - Miniature Scene #1 for Gozer - Finished 8/2 - 100% from stash
#111 - Miniature Scene #2 for Gozer - Finished 8/11 - 100% from stash or recycled
#112 - Miniature Scene #3 for Gozer - Finished 8/13
#113 - Pixelated block # 2 for Donniesgirl - Finished 8/15 - 100% from stash

#114 - Polaroid blocks for Donniesgirl - Finished 8/17 - 100 % from stash

#115 - Garden Fence blocks for Sloth - Finished 8/18  - 100% from stash

#116 - Icky Thump blocks for Sloth - Finished 8/20  - 100% from stash

#117 - Maple Leaf blocks for Homerof2 - Finished 8/21 - 100% from stash

#118 - Whirlagig blocks for AIMR - Finished 8/21 - 100% from stash

#119 - Chinese lantern blocks for Brandyk - Finished 8/22 - 100% from stash

#120 - Scrapbook layout from Queen & Co. - Finished 8/22

#121 - Vintage Chic cards with My Mind's Eye - Finished 8/22

#122 - Arianna Blooms cards from Heartfelt Creations - Finished 8/22

#123 - Pendants from Craft Fantastic: Latest & Greatest - Finished 8/23

#124 - Gift tag prototypes - Finished 8/30 - 100% from stash

#125 - Final pixelated block for Donniesgirl - Finished 8/30 - 100% from stash

#126 - Friendship Hexagon blocks for AIMR - Finished 8/30 - 100% from stash


September
#127/134 - Birthday and thank you cards - Finished 9/3

#135 - Cowl for fair entry - Finished 9/8 - 100% from stash

#136 - Crocheted flower for friend's hat - Finished 9/8 - 100% from stash
#137 - Plant mat - Finished 9/21 - 50% from stash

#138/139 - 24 gift tags for Gala_apples - Finished 9/20 - 75% from stash

#140/141 - 24 gift tags for RaraAvis - Finished 9/21 - 75% from stash

#142 - 12 gift tags for bec99 - Finished 9/21 - 75% from stash

#143 - 12 gift tags for GatorWrangler - Finished 9/21 - 75% from stash


October
#144 - Fall floral arrangement - Finished 10/3 - 75% from stash

#145 - Paper gift bags (20) - Finished 10/12  

#146 - Butterfly soaps (18) - Finished 10/12

#147 - Key Fob Wristlet - Finished 10/6 - 100% from stash

#148 - Halloween key necklace - Finished 10/6 - 100% from stash

#149 - Halloween mug rug - Finished 10/15 - 100% from stash

#150 - Nightmare Before Christmas mini-wall hanging - Finished 10/16 - 100% from stash

#151 - 6 Peppermint lollipop ornaments - Finished 10/16 - 100% from stash

#152 - Sticky note holder, Stampin' Up design- Finished 10/24

#153 - Autumn mason jar, Stampin' Up design - Finished 10/24

#154 - Treat holder, Stampin' Up design - Finished 10/24

#155 - Photo holder, Stampin" Up design - Finished 10/24

#156/157 - Holiday cards, Stampin' Up designs - Finished 10/24


November
#158 - 4 Cards and 4 tags for smashu(2 of each design) - Finished 11/1 - 100% from stash

#159 - 4 Cards and 4 tags for flygirl88 - Finished 11/2 - 100% from stash

#160 - 4 Cards and 4 tags for sheridanLA - Finished 11/4 - 100% from stash

#161 - Santa pendant necklace - Finished 11/6 - 100% from stash

#162 - Bound 45 Advent Thoughts booklets - Finished 11/27/15

DECEMBER
#163 - Pink peasant blouse, shorts, and panties for 18" doll - Finished 12/1 - 75% from stash

#164 - Pink tunic, slacks, and panties for 18" doll - Finished 12/3 - 100% from stash

#165 - 140 bookmarks for Friends of the Library - Finished 12/4 - charity - 100% from stash

#166 - "Smile" journal for Difference Makers auction - Finished 12/7 - charity - 100% from stash

#167 - "Love" journal for Difference Makers auction - Finished 12/7 - charity -  100% from stash

#168 - Birthday cards using layout 383 from mojomonday.blogspot.com - Finished 12/8 - 100% from stash

#169 - 2 Birthday cards using OperationWriteHome.org, sketch 210 - Finished 12/8 - 100% from stash

#170 - 3 Birthday cards using OperationWriteHome.org, sketch 205 - Finished 12/10 - 100% from stash

#171 - 6 Birthday cards using OperationWriteHome.org, sketch 132 - Finished 12/11 - 100% from stash
 
#172 - Crafty Sister necklace - Finished 12/1  

#173 - Songbird necklace - Finished 12/1

#174 - Kitty necklace - Finished 12/12
#175 - Flamingo necklace - Finished 12/12
#176 - Apron - Finished 12/14 - charity - 100% from stash

#177 - Soft fabric book for great-great niece #3 - Finished 12/15
 
#178 - Fabric wallet #1 - Finished 12/15 - charity - 100% from stash - WIP

#179 - Fabric wallet #2  - Finished 12/16 - charity - 100% from stash - WIP

#180 - VeggieTales fabric book for great-great niece #5 - Finished 12/17

#181 - Multi-colored fleece coat for 18" doll - Finished 12/17  - 50% from stash
#182 - Red fleece coat for 18" doll - Finished 12/17 - 50% from stash

#183 - VeggieTales fabric story book #2 for great-great nephew - Finished 12/18

#184 - 4 Suede/fleece vests for 18" dolls - Finished 12/19

#185 - 6 Fleece scarves for 18" dolls - Finished 12/20 - 100% from stash

#186 - 6 Pairs of pink sandals for 18" dolls - Finished 12/22 - 75% from stash
 
#187 - 6 Pairs of green sandals for 18" dolls - Finished 12/23 - 75% from stash

#188 - Heart necklace for me - Finished 12/26
 
#189 - Tawny Scrawny Lion fabric book for g-gniece #5 - Finished 12/30


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: that1girl on December 31, 2014 05:30:41 AM
When did you first get into crafting?  Do you have a fond memory of one of the first things you ever made?  How did you feel about making something? Do you have any pictures of your project or of you at that time?

i would say i was born crafting, art class was always my favorite.

I used to hand sew barbie cloths on to my barbies. so i would have to cut it off. my grandma felt bad for me so she gave me some Velcro.

in middle school i was on of four people in art club. in high school my English class teacher was into scrap-booking so, she made the class make senior books. and i fell in love with scrap-booking for like four year.

until i learned to knit/crochet/sew in 2008 and loved it

now random old pictures

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v221/sweet419femme/102_1802.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v221/sweet419femme/102_1802.jpg)

learning to crochet and knit, i flip flop on the two to find my comfort place. i learned to crochet first just from book, knitting i had to join a crafting group to get help from others.



first knit project wrist band

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/that1girl/mothers-first-scarf (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/that1girl/mothers-first-scarf)

first year crochet project
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/that1girl/friends-scarf--toby (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/that1girl/friends-scarf--toby)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Averia on December 31, 2014 05:42:17 AM
My first crafting was on printed cross stitch fabric - you know the ones with really big x's that cross many threads and have no relation to thread count. I dont know how old I was when I started but I always remember having them along with my cute little white wicker sewing basket with pink gingham lining.

Mom crocheted and was always doing interesting crafts from workbasket or her home bureau meetings. Does anyone remember rugs made from plastic bread bags? We saved those things forever yet still it made such a small rug :D I work with an elderly woman and I bet I could make a monster sized one with all the plastic bags she saves.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: that1girl on December 31, 2014 05:45:59 AM
180/200

January
1.   granny square
2.   granny square
3.   rug
4.   granny square
5.   granny square
6.   granny square
7.   hat
8.   hat
9.   pancakes
10.   granny square
11.   granny square
12.   granny square
13.   hat

February
14.   zucchini brownies
15.   blanket
16.   pony cowl
17.   hat

March
18.   scarf
19.   drawstring bag
20.   plantain chips
21.   apple sauce
22.   black hat
23.   yellow hat
24.   yellow hood
25.   granny square
26.   yellow bow bootie
27.   Minnie bootie
28.   Smaller Minnie bootie
29.   Gray t-shirt bag
30.   Green t-shirt bag
31.   Black t-shirt bag
32.   Plarn bag
33.   White beaded bootie
34.   Pink beaded booties
35.   Drawstring bag
36.   Drawstring t-shirt bag
37.   crayon lipgloss
38.   5$ in paris sweater
39.   drawsring
40.   shopping bags
41.   scarf
42.   headband
43.   necklace
44.   cowl
45.   heart scarf
46.   hat
47.   ribbons and bows
48.   chain necklace
49.    headband
50.   headband
51.   skirt
52.   skirt
53.   cowl
54.   shawl
55.   sweater
56.   hat
57.   headband
58.   skirt
59.   blanket squares
60.   scarf
61.   hat
62.   scarf
63.   skirt
64.   tote bag
65.   flip flops
66.   dress
67.   flip flops
68.   flip flops
69.   cowl
70.   earrings
71.   flip flops
72.   dress
73.   dress
74.   baby tube sock
75.   baby hat
76.   quilt
77.   slouch hat
78.   beanie
79.   beanie
80.   beanie
81.   kisses slouchy beanie
82.   kids kisses slouchy beanie
83.   kids brain waves beanie
84.   brain waves beanie
85.   brain waves beanie
86.   shawl
87.   hat
88.   headband
89.   backpack (2)
90.   pillowcase
91.   sweater
92.   baby sandles
93.   baby sandles
94.   bootie sneakers
95.   booites sneakers
96.   bootie sneakers
97.   bootie sneakers
98.   baby sandles
99.   hood
100.   hood
101.   cowl
102.   toddler hat
103.   toddler hat
104.   crochet square
105.   crochet square
106.   yarn bombing
107.   twist
108.   hood
109.   small shawl
110.   crochet square
111.   crochet square
112.   hood
113.   quilt
114.   skirt
115.   cross stitch
116.   embroderied bag w/cross-stich on the back
117.   coloring page
118.   pixie hood
119.   blue beanie
120.   striped slouch hat
121.   mandala
122.   embroderied bag
123.    shirt to vest
124.    shirt to skirt
125.   hat
126.   cowl
127.   lace cowl
128.   ear warmer
129.   minion
130.   earrings
131.   earrings
132.   earrings
133.   organge hat
134.   fringe cowl
135.   black hat
136.   black cowl
137.   wig hat
138.   mittens (13)
139.   flannel scarf (8)
140.   headband
141.   brown hat
142.   loom hat
143.   purple bulk hat
144.   purple scarf
145.   green head band
146.   mittens (9)
147.   green hat
148.   green scarf
149.   orange hat
150.   orange cowl
151.   pink hat
152.   fleece scarf (13)
153.   minion hat
154.   minion ear flap hat
155.   eidth hat
156.   -173 croc booties
174. santa chunky beret
175. red and white scarf
176. purple cowl
177. purple hat
178. santa hat
179. santa hat
180. santa hat

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
lost track of what month i did what


WIP's
cross stitch
blue shawlette
shell cowl

rag rug
doily rug
white lace shawl


Things i might want to make
hooded cowl
more kids stuff
use up more fabric scraps
skirts
toys

granny square a week/month

things on my ravelry list

http://www.ravelry.com/people/that1girl/queue

these are things that i thought that i would finish the last two year

Amineko Crocheted Cat by Nekoyama
Perfect Baby Socks by Ariel Gardner
Urban Necessity Gloves by Colleen Michele Meagher
Free Brooklyn Fingerless Mittens or Gloves by CrochetDreamz
Firenze Afghan Block by Julie Yeager
Boot Cuffs by LBK63 by Lori Bennett Kramer
Crochet Baby Converse by Suzanne Resaul
Breda's Cowl by Maura Kirk
Sexy Vesty by Teresa Gregorio
Gwen Stacy by Hailey Knits
Mindless Scarf by Knotted by Nicole
Jesse's Christmas Hat by Elspeth Kursh
Baby Uggs by Autumn Street
dainty bubbles by tshep
Peekaboo by Pensive Frog
Combination Summer Hat by Amanda Muscha
Kaleidoscope Beret by Maria Velasquez-McKeeth
Rosebud by tincanknits
Almond Comfit by Ysolda Teague
Brea Bag by Norah Gaughan
Pretty Little Headband by Jennifer Cirka Jaybird Designs
Bronte's Mitts by Diane Mulholland

older then two years
One Row Lace Scarf by Turvid
Hitchhiker by Martina Behm
The Runaway Menagerie: Monkey by Ana Paula Rimoli
Easy Peasy Socks for First-Timers by Stacey Trock
Fine Feathered Cap by Linda Cyr
Sundance Make Up Bag by Joëlle Meier Rioux


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 31, 2014 06:11:57 AM
All of your stories are wonderful!  I see that many of you were taught by your family or friends, but also, a lot of people learned on their own!  It is great to learn from all of the sources we have now, but I still love that people are sharing their skills (and love) in person!

I have logged everyone's list on page 1 but remember you can also put it in your signature so YOU can find it quickly and easily. 

In a few more days, I suspect we will be seeing some new projects! ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: I Sew Cute on December 31, 2014 06:45:40 AM
I need to do this for 2015... hoping to get things crossed off the 'to do' and 'need to finish' lists. ;) 
0/50

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Want to Experiment
Velvet painting
Photo transfers
Glass etching

Not yet started
Soap making
New tie dye shirts
Knit Christmas reindeer stocking
Leggings
Embroidered Jethro Tull quote

WIP
2 cross stitch quotes
Quilt for niece
Too fluffy unicorn plush
Knit socks for mom
Knit socks for me
A heap of Christmas ornaments
Bunny calendar
Mario hat for my boy
Dorothy dress for daughter
 

Some of my earliest crafting memories are making things in school. I loved art day with all the construction paper, macaroni, glitter & paste. At home, I used to make clothes for my stuffed animals and dolls. My Nana and Mom sewed, so I picked it up from them. I Also remember making houses from old milk cartons ...cutting into them to make the windows and doors, then furnishing them with whatever I could find to recycle. An example: using those little plastic pieces that came in take out pizza for tables & making lamps from game pawns with a toothpaste tube cap as a lampshade. :D
I still have some of my stuffed animals I sewed when I was 9-10 years old...they're in my childhood memories table. I'll see if I can get a good photo to share.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Taramor on December 31, 2014 08:31:06 AM
I Would like you to log my list on page 1, too, please? It is on page 3.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 31, 2014 08:48:02 AM
Thanks, Taramor!  got it!

A bit of information:

People who set goals and put things in writing achieve more than those who don't.  Some people are able to keep their lists in their head and make it work, but research shows that most people can't do that effectively.

Most creative people are visual...so when you see things in writing, it helps your brain learn and commit.

It is important to review your list often and re-evaluate your goals.  If you are not achieving from your lists, there is a flaw in your list...re-do it, get rid of things you have had on it too long, figure out why you are not doing some of the projects.

This is important for life as well.  If you want a nilly-willy life, be nilly-willy.  If you truly want to achieve YOUR goals, whatever they may be,  put them down.

Have fun and keep those lists  and stories coming!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: meleriffic on December 31, 2014 08:59:32 AM
I tried things off and on while growing up, but nothing really stuck. Then after I had gotten married and had my first baby, my mother-in-law gave me a sewing machine for my birthday. I started out making baby blankets. Then one year I decided I wanted to make my mother-in-law a tote bag for her birthday. I found a pattern here on Craftster (which is how I discovered Craftster) and have been crafting ever since. I kind of have the problem of wanting to "craft all the things".


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: lindyv321 on December 31, 2014 09:01:06 AM
I have the same problem!  I think if I concentrated on making one kind of thing I could get really good at it, instead I make all the things and most turn out okay.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 31, 2014 09:10:01 AM
I think it is great to try different crafts...eventually, you do tend to settle into what you love the most...for me, it is yarn crafts and fabrics...but I also still love altered art and collage/shrines...we are all lucky to have the resources to be able to do so many things...now to just find the time! ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: artsycandice on December 31, 2014 09:56:42 AM
I kind of have the problem of wanting to "craft all the things".

I don't see a problem with crafting-all-the-things.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 31, 2014 10:07:26 AM
;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: pinokeeo on December 31, 2014 10:09:27 AM
Crafting all things isn't a bad thing.  I think most of us have tried many things and gravitate to what pleases us the most.  I've tried leather crafting, ceramics, clay modelling, fabric crafts including embroidery, cross stitch, sewing, and needle point.  I've also tried every aspect of woodworking, many paper crafts, and recycled art.  What I find most pleasing is carving wood, bone, ivory, coconut shells, emu eggshells, and anything else carveable.  I also love origami folding, the more complicated the better.  

I also love creating in the kitchen. ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 31, 2014 10:12:30 AM
Since I am banned from our kitchen, there will be no creating in that art form! ;D

I love origami, too, but never think to do it...

You seem to have a natural talent for carving and 3-D sculpture type crafts...I have no depth perception so it is hard for me to do anything like that ... or clay...blech!  I am horrid at it!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: pinokeeo on December 31, 2014 10:16:47 AM
I'm not very good at clay, either.  I thnk it's because I have a phobia about things sticking to my hands. :-[

I like the 3-D aspect of crafting.  I guess that's why I also like the origami. 

And if I don't cook or bake, I don't eat.  Since eating is one of the things I do best, I cook or bake. :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 31, 2014 10:27:15 AM
I am fortunate to have a hubby that loves to cook and create in the kitchen...it is his outlet, so it frees me up from that craft! ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: waggonswest on December 31, 2014 11:27:32 AM
How can it possibly be time for me to make a list for 2015 already!?!  Well, I'm going to put it here.  I don't recall learning to craft or perhaps I should call it make.  Everyone around me made things.  Things that needed to be made like canned chicken, clothing and houses to those bonus things that added beauty and fun to life. I remember helping put patching compound in nail holes when I was four and I remember sewing clothes for my dolls under the quilt frame, pottery, drill lathe, picking dried flowers for wreaths...  I think I'm going to have to write more of this up in a blog post.

At any rate, I will start my list here.  Good luck all!


January

Annual Holiday Party
Gnomes 8
Penguins 7
PQ 6.1 Purple Trees Quilt
Digitize and stitch whale stuffie
Digitize and stitch babushka dolls

February - July

Hayduke's Cabin  

Land of the Midnight Sun  

Pillow Sham  

Hearts quilt  

Disappearing 9 patch  

Trees  

River birch 2  

Eggs digitized and stitched ... about 4 dozen so far

Mini Star digitized and stitched.  

llama digitized and stitched  

Monsters digitized and stitched  

Bunny digitized and stitched  

Fish digitized and stitched

Owl digitized and stitched

Kitty digitized and stitched

Penguins... lots stitched

Hearts with words digitized and stitched



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bookstorebabe on December 31, 2014 04:52:11 PM
Somewhere I still have a couple of small cross stitch and embroidery projects I made as a teen-before I got old enough to need bifocals and also lost patience with sewing.  :D Hee, I also still have a pair of small black metal scissors that I was given in first grade. Somewhere.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: J_Kieviet on December 31, 2014 10:32:03 PM
I'm in again this year, here's my lists:)

Completed:
1. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=665958) fancy dress for myself
2. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=665959) cable holder for myself
3. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=665960) TOPS fascinators
4. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=665961) bunny rabbit rag blanket
5. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=665962) garment bag
6. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=665741) silver clutch purse for Mom
7. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=665740) shower bumb tubs
8. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=664877) ninja turtle housecoat for a friends nephew
9. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=664876) jewellery wrap for myself
10. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=664875) - cord wrap for Mom
11. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=663140) - owl key chain
12. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=663139) - lace and silk dress
13. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=663138) - hoody
14. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=663137) - floral blouse
15. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=663136) - owl pyjama's
16. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661810) - another pair of owl pyjama's
17. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661735) - Sophia the First and Frozen birthday cake
18. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661659) - owl piggy bank
19. - gym bag/book bags
20. - back to school pajamas
21. - 60 tiny owls
22. - 50 mini back pack gift bags
23.
[img width=100 24.height=56]https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/thumbs/134612_27Nov15_20151126_103716.jpg[/img]
25.
26.
27.
28. - set of family stockings
29.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bushbaby on December 31, 2014 11:03:57 PM
Happy New year everyone :D decided to join in for a 3rd year :)

Quote
When did you first get into crafting?  Do you have a fond memory of one of the first things you ever made?  How did you feel about making something? Do you have any pictures of your project or of you at that time?

The earliest crafting memory I have is my mother giving me a peice of fabric stretched in a hoop when I was about 7 yo. I drew a picture in pencil on it and then using the (then very basic) embroidery suppolies she had I embroidered it. I remember the satisfaction of making something myself (even if I did sew my self to the table cloth at one point!) and I still have the piece. My mum framed it all those years ago and kept it safe. It is hanging on my Hoopla wall in my craft space now:)



Ok. so I'm re-posting the remains of my list for 2014 which will no doubt grow over the year  :D

MOST URGENT/HAS DEADLINE

KNIT
WIP - Purple Sparkle Jumper - want done by Xmas (again!)- 2/3/15 Finaly frogged! decided after 6years enough was enough. Will use the yarn for a better purpose. Have de-stashed the yarn to a friend.

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 IN 2015

Ticker tape Quilting



WIPS/TO BE COMPLETED:
KNIT
2nd Ladies Glove, WW2 pattern - one already finished



CROCHET
New - Attic24 'Coast' Blanket
New - Attic24 'Cottage' Blanket
New - 'Wentworth' the Aardvark - started 3/2/15- needs re-started as wrong size hook used.

BEADS
New - Mums Jasper pendant
WIP - Beaded grooms outfit & my bouquet - 6yrs old
new - Mums goldstone necklace.

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


FAKE Craftalong SWAPS
Jan -  Fill a "Coffee" Mug Swap  (http://goo.gl/MkJdjQ)- 1 mug rug & 1 Mug/Cup Cosy - due by January 31, 2015. - finished 10/01
Jan -Keep Me Warm swap (http://goo.gl/7EAH3s) - Knitted lap blanket for the office - due 07/02/15 - finished 25/01
Feb - Pinterest Swap - 1x wireworked shawl pin, due 24/02 - finished 21/02 x2
Mar - "Be AWESOME (Redux)" swap - a Dreambird (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dreambird-kal) shawl - due March 26th - finished 21/03.
Apr - No Swaps  :(
May - "Be AWESOME (Redux)" Redux swap - a Dreambird (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dreambird-kal) shawl for Mum - due May 30th - FINISHED 11/12
Jun - "Keep me Warm" swap - 1 knitted hat for Dad - due June 21st, 2015 (UK Fathers Day) - Finished 10/6.
Jul - 'Mad Hatter' swap  - 6 knitted hats for Dad - Due Aug 31st (Dad's birthday) -finsuhed on time
Aug -  :'( missed deadline to sign up
Sept - (Real Swap- Raverly) - "Autumn" selfish knitters swap - made drawstring prject bags x2 & stamped card. - finished 26/09
Oct - "Movie/TV Show Swap" - Dr Who inspired fingerless gloves - due Oct 31. - Finsihed 02/11
Nov - missed deadline to sign up
Dec - missed deadline to sign up


FINISHED

    x4.   in two colourways.    
 Colour Affection on rav (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/littlebushbaby/color-affection)
 Snowbird Shawl (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/littlebushbaby/dreambird-kal-2)



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: fantasticmio on January 01, 2015 02:50:12 AM
*mio does some stretches*

Let the blanketing begin!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: stillatthetop on January 01, 2015 04:34:22 AM
I think I will jump in on this one. I have so many things that I need to do for myself, and some for friends.

#1 Curtains for the kitchen and living room. I have a handmade quilt top from my Grandmother, that I just can't bring myself to cut up..but it is perfect for this project. And I will never quilt it, nor do I need another quilt. But I love the scrappy-ness of it. And the colors are perfect. So this one will be a tear jerker for me. ;D But I need to do it. And i will love looking at it.

#2 My best friend is short, and needs some new pants hemmed. I hate the tailoring work. I like to build from scratch. And he is very temperamental with the try-on thing, and doesn't realize how the waist band makes a difference.  ;D You have to measure. Different pants fit different ways.

#3 i have a little Mary friend {age 5} whom a member here just stitched the cutest doll for her in a trade. And sent me patterns for some dresses and such. I have a few of those to create..and maybe have her help me with some.

So there is my new Year's start. I'll modify back for more.  ;D

#4 I am addicted to making these little 2" x 2" fold over cards to include with trades. I plan to make up some packs to share and give out as extras. They sure beat hallmark prices, help to limit postage expenses, and you don't feel that you have to write a book in them  :D And I am destashing in the process.

~T


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: trinalocakary on January 01, 2015 05:43:58 AM
First craft project of my year.
I took the fan blades off of our ceiling fan and I am turning the base into a Bohemian Gothic beaded chandelier so I made a few of the bead drops this morning.

Then hung the ones I made (climbing on the bed and making hubby all worried cause I am clumsy)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: lezzomatic on January 01, 2015 05:48:25 AM
I'm hoping this will keep me on track for this year, so here it goes:

Definite goals:
1. Ornament presents for Christmas 2015
2. Cold processed soap
3. Finish Mixed Media work for my portfolio
4. Christmas Card photo shoot
5. Props for engagement shoots
6. DM set for DB
7. Totem sets

Completed items:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: scaramouche on January 01, 2015 07:49:20 AM
My most loved project would be a tie between my white pirate shirt and a green linen one. Both were first time projects (first time pattern use and first time machine use.) I still wear both to renfaires and larps and they remind me of how much my skills have grown trough the years but you always have to go back to the basics.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Renstar on January 01, 2015 08:06:02 AM
My crafty beginnings were mixed.

I remember making clothes for my dolls, my mum used to make a lot of clothes so I guess that inspired me.  I make clothes now with varying degree of success / quality.

I also remember getting 3rd prize in an art competition, it was a painting of a witch. my dad hung it up at home after the ceremony and labelled it with my mum's name!!!

I got taught to knit as a teen but I found it boring.  I then picked it up again about 5 years ago. Self taught (mostly from the internet), crocheter.
 
Everything else I try is a learn as I go process.  The internet is a pretty handy tool.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Ivagirl on January 01, 2015 09:15:42 AM
I'm so excited for this year! This year I will be focusing on my crafting.

My Crafty Beginnings: My first exposure to art was my grandma's flower shop. She taught me about color and balance. My other grandmother also heavily influenced my crafty side by teaching me how to sew. When I was 12 I spent two weeks with her in Seattle sewing an amazing wardrobe for my American Girl doll, Kit. Regular exposure from my family and organizations like 4-H, Girl Scouts, and Vacation Bible School got my hooked.

My list:
Embroidery
1. Hoopla Wall Piece #1 - "Speak Friend and Enter"
2. Hoopla Wall Piece #2 -
3. Hoopla Wall Piece #3 -
4. Hoopla Wall Piece #4 -
5. Hoopla Wall Piece #5 -
6. Make Mom a hummingbird piece

Sewing
7-12. 5 pillowcases for Charity (One Million Pillowcases Challenge)
Major Goal: Make Summer Wardrobe
13 - 18. Sew 5 sundresses
19 - 24. Sew 5 simple skirts
25 - 30. Sew 3-5 Simple Tees
31. Make Book Tote

Other
50. Try Cheesemaking - Make Mozzerella Cheese


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Amaranth_in_oz on January 01, 2015 01:24:43 PM
1/50

January:
1.Poppy ATC for spikefan
2. Figure Study ATC for rocking bear ranch
3. DD1's Fairy Princess cushion


I'm going to try to join in, but I'm such a scatter brain, it might not happen. Also I'm not sure ATCs count but they'll be in my list because this year I want to practice, practice, practice my drawing and ATCs are a good way of getting in a lit of practice :)

So here's a few things:

WIPs:
1. DDs Fairy Princess cushion (applique and embroidery finished, just have to sew and stuff)
2. 30 squares inchies embroidery (already hit 30yo, need to hurry up and finish)
*Found Some More*
3. Star sampler quilt (all stars made, part way through piecing together)
4. Baby 9 patch quilt (pieced, basted and hand quilting already started)
5. Quilted Wedding Wallhanging (no clue how to continue this one!)

Need to make:
1. New baby's I spy quilt. (DD didn't get hers til she was 2, so there's still time, bubs not even born yet :) )
2. New baby's own applique and embroidery cushion.

Want to make:
1. DD1 some easy sewn skirts to test my sewing skill.
2. Ticker Tape quilt wall hanging
3. A complete set of 'flavoured' figure/face drawn ATCs


To answer the question re crafting. I know there were mish mash exposures when I was little but they never amounted to anything. Then I was about 22 when my BF went away long distance for work and I went to a regional campus to study for my career. I was so lonely, I printed out photos and started scrapbooking, which turned into card making, which turned into ATCs, which started me drawing. Then I made my first quilt completely by hand when I was pregnant with my first child. Just out of the blue I decided I'd give it a go and that started the fabric obsession!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: rantyhippie on January 01, 2015 03:16:24 PM
I am in!

My list:


1. Embroider Christmas Wall hanging
2. Mom's birthday gift
3. Mother in law birthday gift
4. Grandpa birthday gift
5. DH birthday gift
6. Dad birthday gift
7. shawl for me
8.
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Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: carolmb on January 01, 2015 03:31:08 PM
Going to do a short list this year and add as I get done with things

Dear Jane quilt Started 12/29/14
Farmers Wife Quilt started 12/24/14
Dr Who quilt
Dr Who messenger bag
Panda bead bag
Female Joker Costume


What is all I really want to get done


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Bigmommaj on January 01, 2015 06:26:21 PM
I will start a list......   It will grow as I go.  Please hold me accountable!  I finally have decent hours and good days off work to get back to crafting!  Thanking God !!!!!!!!


For my brother Mark.  
     Casserole carrier. (APPLES ROOSTERS) January  18
      Porch swing cushions

For my daughter
     Jeans skirt with lace insert
      Fix her t-shirt blanket
     Wallet
     Mickey blanket

For me
     Liner with pockets on inside and out to fit milk crate
     Casserole carrier
     Blanket for my bed
    
For my son
     Thermal carrier for his wood burning kit
      Tote for drawing supplies

Random
Scarves with zippered pockets for co-workers
Casserole carrier for Amanda and Heath  HORSES
Bible cover X4 (Terri, Holy, Adrian, Rachelle)
Casserole carrier for Debbie and Ron


Pay it forward kindness gift
Shelly Young
Wendy Taylor casserole carrier black and white.
Sandy Horne
Sharon Wilits
Amanda Goodwin
Cynthia Barnes




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: fluffypants on January 02, 2015 06:38:40 AM
I'm in - since I'm trying to stash bust this year, I may as well see how many things I can make with it! :)

And as for the question about crafting...
To be honest, I don't remember when I got into crafting. When I was probably about 7, my parents made me a sweet wooden "suitcase" with my name on it, to be my craft supply box. It was full of construction paper, glitter, feathers, pipe cleaners... the stuff young crafters' dreams are made of. This supply box has since blossomed into a craft room (which I can never keep clean).
I don't remember any of the first things I ever made, but there is some photographic evidence of young endeavours:

Painting the dollhouse my parents built me for Christmas one year (I'm thinking I might turn it into a bookshelf one day, since I still have it. :))



I can see it now: "Mom, I need a garbage bag." "For what, dear?" "A Ninja Turtle Costume!"



And my personal favourite, me being ever so thrilled in my Little Mermaid hat. I drew Ariel on EVERYTHING.




And on that note, 50 projects, eh?

The List So Far:

Completed: 50/50

WIP
COMPLETED

1. 1 dozen greeting cards - completed Jan. 18
2. At least 6 resin pendants (or more if I have more resin kicking around!) - completed Jan. 10
3. A ninni (just learned about those!) - completed Feb. 1
4. Fabric box instead of a gift bag for my friend's birthday gift - completed Jan. 3
5. Set of two Beatles pillowcases - completed Jan. 4
6. Pillowcase for a gift (blue fabrics) - completed Jan. 4
7. Set of draft snakes - completed Jan. 7
8. Three paisley clutches -completed Jan. 4
9. Frame set of wedding photos with Mambi stickers on the glass - completed Feb. 13
10. Three yellow and black clutches -completed Jan. 6
11. Two heating pads (rice filled) - completed Jan. 7
12. Two blue and white clutches - completed Jan. 8
13. Hair bows - completed Jan. 8, more made Jan. 10
14. Two picture frames decorated with dominoes -completed Jan. 10
15. Six bowls made from mixed Perler beads - completed Jan. 17
16. Finish making wedding thank you cards so we can get them sent out! - completed Jan. 18
17. Repaint cabinet for stereo equipment - finished March 3
18. Wallet to hold my loyalty cards/gift cards - finished March
19. Stocking for Sandy
20. Stocking for Jeff
21. Six Christmas stockings
22. Tea chest
23. Flower pillow cover
24. Feather wreath
25. Typographic quote
26. "I Spy" game with sand and shells for Sammy - Finished March
27. Ornament for Charlotte (umbrella)
28. Tie blanket
29. Set of 2 Moroccan-inspired lanterns
30. Cosmetics bag
31. Placemat lamp
32. Lemon poppyseed soap
33. Forest necklace
34. Keeners Halloween costumes (revamped sweatshirts, ball caps, homemade bandanas) - completed Oct. 29
35. Bridal shower invitations for Sammy's shower! - completed May 15
36. Tree in bottle necklace
37. Bible verse magnets
38. Anniversary scrapbook
39. Ghost costume for 10x10 play - finished April
40. Christmas ornament for my niece (maybe celebrating that she's going to be a big sister?)
41. Reindeer kiss-holder ornaments (5)
42. Monkees concert shrine for May contest - completed May 10
43. Disney villains shrine for amc- - completed July 2
44. Dr. Who/Tardis jewelry box for Quotes swap
45. Sirius Black lamp for Quotes swap
46. Darth Vader notebook for Quotes swap
47. Sparkly tray & coasters for drink swap
48. Cap'n Crunch Painting for drink swap
49. Sammy and Tim's wedding cake - completed August 15
50. Labyrinth worm for back of Sammy and Tim's wedding cake


RANDOM BAKING & COOKING PROJECTS

1. Coconut cupcakes for SIL's baby shower
2. Butter tarts
3. Nanaimo bars
4. Brownies
5. Pepernoten
6. Joullutorttu
7. Strawberry rhubarb pie for the hubby's birthday
8. Vanilla almond cake with mocha filling for my parents' birthday
9. Coconut cake for my brother's birthday
10. 100+ cupcakes for the Green Party
11. My first turkey!
12. Black Forest cupcakes for a coworker's birthday
13. Chocolate cake with peanut butter mousse for a going away party
14. Brownies for a coworker's birthday
15. Sammy's bachelorette cake
16. Strawberry tarts
17. Turtle thumbprints
18. Fairy bites
19. Caramel cream sandwich cookies
20. Strawberry lamingtons
21. Sugar cookies with daisy decorations
22. Mounds bars
23. Coconut macaroons
24. Cotton candy
25. Rose cupcakes
26. Earl Grey Chocolate Caramels
27. Cinnamon crumble apple pie
28. Pecan pie
29. Pecan pie again :)
30. Broccoli cheddar soup
31. Peanut butter chocolate ice cream
32. Oreo cheesecake ice cream
33. Butterfinger ice cream
34. Lemon bars
35. White cake with lingonberry jam and lemon mousse
36. "Canada 150" cupcakes
37. Cinnamon rolls
38. Turtle thumbprints
39. Strawberry lamingtons
40. Caramel cream sandwich cookies
41. Salted caramel shortbread
42. Nanaimo bars
43. Raspberry bars
44. Fudge
45. Chocolate cornflake squares
46. Macaroons
47. Monster cookie bars
48. Slow cooker red wine pork
49. Doughnuts
50. Brownies


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 02, 2015 06:58:31 AM
oh fluffypants!  Those are adorable pictures!!  It is so nice to see young people getting into and staying in crafts...such a rewarding life!

wow--so many newbie members!  Welcome!  We all hope to inspire and encourage you and can't wait to see your projects!  Remember, it is not really about how many projects you make all year...it is about learning new things and being creative and productive with your time...I found out last year that I can still stream my favorite shows and craft at the same time! ;D  No more guilt about watching too much TV!  Hey, I knit a hat while watching this weekend!

The lists are growing and WHOA trina!  The first project in 2015 already!!!  Clever way to dress up the old fixture!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 02, 2015 07:03:28 AM
First challenge on page one as well...let the crafting begin!!!

Jan-Feb Challenge:

1. Make at three projects using the same color...it can be any medium, fabric, beads, etc. but they must be the same color (each three will count as one entry, so if you do six, you get two entries)
2. Make something for charity or for Random Acts of Kindness (each will count as an entry)
3. Finish a WIP  (it must be on your list to qualify)--each completed WIP counts as an entry

PRIZE: $25 gift certificate to any online place of your choosing


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Renstar on January 02, 2015 07:09:37 AM
First challenge on page one as well...let the crafting begin!!!

Jan-Feb Challenge:

3. Finish a WIP  (it must be on your list to qualify)

PRIZE: $25 gift certificate to any online place of your choosing

I should try this with the darth vader cross stitch. It might help motivate me! Hmm - or I should perhaps finish my quilt (at least the top!!) 

Do we get multiple entries for multiple completed WIPs???

(I am over reaching with this, I'm pretty sure I will be hard pushed to get one finished!!  ;D)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 02, 2015 07:14:46 AM
yes, indeed...every single WIP will count as with all of the other challenges...I think I will change the first one to say you will get one entry for every three...so if you make six red things, you will get two entries...if you finish a red WIP, you will get two entries if you make two more red things...make sense? ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Taramor on January 02, 2015 08:47:25 AM
I hardly know what my first craft was - but one of them was sewing on cardstock. My mother drew pictures on cardstock for my brother and me, then she punched holes along the lines with a thick needle. And then we were allowed to sew with coloured yarn. I also remember making doll 'clothes' out of discarded stockings, where the foot was cut of, so only the tube was left.  I then cut holes for the arms. My brother and I also had nails and hammers and made interesting - if not very useful - things in wood.
I school the girls learnt to knit and to sew, the boys learnt woodwork. We made a work-bag in blue-white chequered fabric decorated with samples of different stitches. I wonder, if I still have it somewhere?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Sylvan on January 02, 2015 09:42:55 AM
yes, indeed...every single WIP will count as with all of the other challenges...I think I will change the first one to say you will get one entry for every three...so if you make six red things, you will get two entries...if you finish a red WIP, you will get two entries if you make two more red things...make sense? ;D

What if it's multi-coloured? Should we count it as the dominant colour?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 02, 2015 10:35:59 AM
lol lets make a category called "Multi"...so any three multi/rainbow can be your main color, or your trump card for any of the colors you need to make three--sound fair? ;D

I have updated the challenge page...basically, I am trying to fit in as many entries as I can...I tend to give a lot of leeway! ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: jfer007 on January 02, 2015 01:07:55 PM
Here is my 2015 list as of right now:

1. Ten Stitch Blanket
2. T-shirt quilt
3. Sorority Shirt
4. Sorority Shirt
5. Sorority Shirt
6. Sorority Letters
7. Pom Pom Magnets
8. Halloween Googly eye wreath
9. Messenger Bag
10. Wall Calendar
11. Cross Stitch Ornament
12. Cross Stitch Ornament
13. Cross Stitch Ornament
14.Big Snowman
15. Medium Snowman
16. Small Snowman
17. Rug
18. Hat Rack
19. Scarf Rack
20. 30 Rock Cross Stitch (work in progress)
21. 30 Rock cross stitch
22. Heart Cross Stitch (work in progress)
23. Jack-o-lantern pin (work in progress)
24. Sequin Hoop
25. Butterfly Pin
26. Flower Pin
27. Bathroom Cross Stitch
28. Card Book
29. Black Nightie (work in progress)
30. Cat Alphabet Sample
31. Sorority Shirt
32. Sorority Shirt
33.Valentine Bunting
34. Valentine Bag
35. Shamrock Bunting

Projects Completed: 8


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Sylvan on January 02, 2015 07:02:45 PM
I finished three projects this evening!!

Well, definitely two. Finished the two bath aprons that have been cluttering my table. :)

I finished sewing the pockets on my waterbed sheets, but needed to wash them before putting them on my bed. If they stay on the corners of the mattress I'll call it a win.

Will post pics tomorrow!! :)



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 02, 2015 07:40:04 PM
Currently Active Projects
- Autumn colored garter sweater
- ripple afghan
- ZigZagular socks
- Noro Cowl
- Outlander Shawl

FINISHED projects!
1. Lynn's Mobius scarf 1/24
2. WIP Salem Swirl Green Afghan!  2/6
3. TARDIS!  2/15
4. Lady Violet's Dinner Gauntlets 2/21
5. Mom's Vampire's Night Out Socks 3/28


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 02, 2015 08:45:45 PM
Ffrogg, better late than not at all! ;D

Two hats...I have a long list this year, so I had to start quickly...will be working on mostly WIPS this weekend and then planning my projects...



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: calliemae on January 02, 2015 09:37:05 PM
Callie 's 2015 list.

1. Learn to needle felt
2.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: cmarion3 on January 03, 2015 06:33:04 AM
I think I will just lurk this year. I really cannot keep track of my projects or posting them or linking to them or updating my list. My brain just flits off the stuff. "I flit, I float, I fleetly flee, I fly." See, already distracted. Have fun everyone!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Averia on January 03, 2015 08:12:05 AM
I am so close to finishing my first item of the year, but didn't have enough stuffing. I am not going to be able to post pics right away because it is a swap item but at least it will feel good to change the 0 out of 50 to a 1 out of 50


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on January 03, 2015 09:14:44 AM
Ok, I'm in again this year, last year wasn't super crafty and I'm hoping to change that this year. My fiance and I are going to try and buy a house this spring so that's going to keep me busy. I'm really hoping we can get something in time to put in a nice garden, I really wanted to try some more canning this year.

As for crafting, I've been making things as long as I can remember. I moved into an apartment with friends when I was a senior in high school and the crafting died off. Once my son was born I got super into scrap booking and that was my "gateway" craft.  ;D

I'm off to the store now, be back later with my list!  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: silk81 on January 03, 2015 10:23:38 AM
Here's my 2015 list:
(I only add 1-2 projects to each category and try to finish them before I add more. There tend to be too many UFOs around my place)

WIP

  • Shirts for the kids (started Dec.14)
  • Dresser/sideboard for the living room (started last summer but I never got to the finishing touches)
  • Fleece jacket for myself (I cut the fabric almost a year ago)

For the kids

  • slippers
  • bathrobe for A

For the home

  • snow/winter themed family room decorations
  • bedroom curtains

For myself

  • Hood or cowl neck sweater

Gifts

  • earrings for a good friend

Finished



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: gaudiknight on January 03, 2015 10:37:05 AM
1. Mitts (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/qrdwvk)
4/365 Mitts (https://flic.kr/p/qrdwvk) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

2. Doll Sweater for Autumn (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/qKcVHm)
ADAD 2015 - Colorful (https://flic.kr/p/qKcVHm) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

3. Mariah's Belated Christmas Dress
(https://flic.kr/p/qSba4b)
Finally Finished (https://flic.kr/p/qSba4b) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

4. ConKerr Cupcake Pillowcase (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/r5dGbf)
Cupcakes for ConKerr (https://flic.kr/p/r5dGbf) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

5. Batch Sewing Experiment (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/r5mSkN)
Wardrobe Enhancement Exercize (https://flic.kr/p/r5mSkN) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

6. Concealing Curtains
(https://flic.kr/p/q7DgXJ)
31 Before & After (https://flic.kr/p/q7DgXJ) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

7. Pattern Testing Dress #1 (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/rd5Lfu)
Dress #1 (https://flic.kr/p/rd5Lfu) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

8. Pattern Testing Dress #2 (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/qXNdHQ)
Dress #2 (https://flic.kr/p/qXNdHQ) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

9. Pattern Testing Dress #3 (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/qXVf3F)
Dress #3 (https://flic.kr/p/qXVf3F) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

10. Littlefee Long Coat (DeStash)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=664122)

11.  Batch of Books (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/qvAypD)
59 Batch of Books (https://flic.kr/p/qvAypD) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

12.  Dots & Stripes Dress (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/r9PDix)
Dots & Stripes Forever (https://flic.kr/p/r9PDix) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

13. Sprockette the Swap Doll (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/raErMG)
58 DIY Doll (https://flic.kr/p/raErMG) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

14. Dress for Cherish (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/rhTa5n)
70 New Frock (https://flic.kr/p/rhTa5n) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

15.  Pattern Testing Dress (DeStash)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=665112)

16. Quilt For Stephanie's Spawn
(https://flic.kr/p/rCDMi4)
89 Bright Owl Quilt - Close-Up (https://flic.kr/p/rCDMi4) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

17. Chocolate Boxes (DeStash)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=666798)

18.  Cheery Dress (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/rMFcHb)
100 Cheery Dress (https://flic.kr/p/rMFcHb) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

19. Magic School Bus Dress (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/r8fmd9)
Field Trip Dress (https://flic.kr/p/r8fmd9) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

20.  Dress for Juniper (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/rP6Td6)
A Walk in the Woods (https://flic.kr/p/rP6Td6) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

21. Sweater for Lily (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/rXF9Dq)
Summer Sweater for Lily (https://flic.kr/p/rXF9Dq) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

22.  White Dresses (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/sf7vXU)
Tuesday & Cherish ... (https://flic.kr/p/sf7vXU) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

23. Blue Satin Sashes (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/rXJb43)
Favorite Things Dress (https://flic.kr/p/rXJb43) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

24. Red Curtain
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=668982)

25. Seven Dwarves Sweater (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/sdp94s)
123 Seven Dwarves Sweater (https://flic.kr/p/sdp94s) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

26. ConKerr Pillowcase (1/2 DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/sANYYr)
127 Pillowcase Practice (https://flic.kr/p/sANYYr) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

27. Minifee Jeans First Try (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/sQs1jt)
Mom Jeans (https://flic.kr/p/sQs1jt) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

28. Picnic Dress (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/tJ11mW)
145 Picnic Dress (https://flic.kr/p/tJ11mW) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

29.  Peaches Dress (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/u2q2Ly)
Peach Perfect (https://flic.kr/p/u2q2Ly) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

30.  Another Blue Dress (DeStash)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=671827)

31. Sunset Dress (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/u6j2Vj)
Sunset Dress (https://flic.kr/p/u6j2Vj) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

32.  Pink Block Dress (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/u8C61c)
159 Hello Roz (https://flic.kr/p/u8C61c) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

33.  3 Rose Print Dresses (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/uZwReN)
Mischa really likes the bunny hat. (https://flic.kr/p/uZwReN) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

34.  Large Print Paisley Dress (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/uKuJnf)
Lovely Lily (https://flic.kr/p/uKuJnf) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

35.  Repurposed Jumper
(https://flic.kr/p/v5uvL6)
Lily, too (https://flic.kr/p/v5uvL6) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

36.  FQ Project Bag (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/vd8W9W)
176 Fat Quarter Project Bag (https://flic.kr/p/vd8W9W) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

37.  FQ Project Bag (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/uhiUYf)
Another Project Bag (https://flic.kr/p/uhiUYf) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

38. Fireworks Dress
(https://flic.kr/p/vDk1P4)
Fireworks Dress (https://flic.kr/p/vDk1P4) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

40.  Opened an Etsy Shop!
(https://flic.kr/p/w2Me53)
Grand Opening! (https://flic.kr/p/w2Me53) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

41.  Bunny (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/vjBaZT)
Bunny Bunny Bunny (https://flic.kr/p/vjBaZT) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

42.  Bow (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/vjyKsm)
197 Take a Bow (https://flic.kr/p/vjyKsm) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

43.  ConKerr Pillowcase (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/w1EwcY)
199 For the Birds (https://flic.kr/p/w1EwcY) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

44. Ric-Rac Dress (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/wjaByv)
Ric-rac (https://flic.kr/p/wjaByv) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

45.  ZigZagular Socks (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/wkPgkY)
Zig-Zagular Socks (https://flic.kr/p/wkPgkY) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

46.  Welcome Home Dress (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/wr6imK)
Super Sweet... (https://flic.kr/p/wr6imK) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

47.  Sun Dress (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/w9nT1W)
Sun Dress Time (https://flic.kr/p/w9nT1W) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

48.  Green Gingham Again (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/w9xr9s)
204 Can't Stop Sewing (https://flic.kr/p/w9xr9s) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

49.  Pirate Sweater #1 (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/vKzeBg)
Pirate Sweater #1 (https://flic.kr/p/vKzeBg) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

50.  Pirate Sweater #2 (DeStash) 
(https://flic.kr/p/wE8mew)
Pirate Sweater #2 (https://flic.kr/p/wE8mew) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

51.  Sunset Sweater (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/wrR22G)
Sunset Sweater (https://flic.kr/p/wrR22G) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

52. Black Dotty Dress (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/xuF3aM)
Itty Bitty Update (https://flic.kr/p/xuF3aM) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

53. Yellow Shrug (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/yyAVMQ)
242 Sleepy Shrug (https://flic.kr/p/yyAVMQ) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

54. Autumn Print Dress (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/yKbRov)
Autumn Print Dress (https://flic.kr/p/yKbRov) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

55. Pink Posie Dress (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/yuqThf)
Pretty in Pink (https://flic.kr/p/yuqThf) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

56. Tiny Argyle Dress
(https://flic.kr/p/xYKQZh)Mischa is getting ready for Halloween (https://flic.kr/p/xYKQZh) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

57. Sparkly Spiderwebs & Swirls Dress
(https://flic.kr/p/yDje7C)
Sparkly Spiders (https://flic.kr/p/yDje7C) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

58, 59, 60. Littlefee Halloween Dresses
(https://flic.kr/p/yZecso)
Halloween Frocks (https://flic.kr/p/yZecso) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

61. Pukifee Striped Halloween Dress
(https://flic.kr/p/yZyz67)
Harper found the candy corn (https://flic.kr/p/yZyz67) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

62. Pukifee Black Dot Dress (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/zgjNQL)
Keeping an ear open (https://flic.kr/p/zgjNQL) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

63. Pumpkin Swirl Dress
(https://flic.kr/p/yALENC)
Pumpkin Swirl Dress (https://flic.kr/p/yALENC) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

64, 65. 2nd Round of Halloween Pukifee Dresses
(https://flic.kr/p/zx2vUo)
A Pair of Cuties (https://flic.kr/p/zx2vUo) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

66. Autumn Rose Dress for Me (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/A5tFTH)
287 Out and About (https://flic.kr/p/A5tFTH) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

67. Lati Yellow Halloween Dress for KT.
(https://flic.kr/p/AGW7jq)
ADAD It's Not Over Until I Say So (https://flic.kr/p/AGW7jq) by katiebread (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

68. Autumn Rose Dress (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/AibmZc)
Autumn Rose (https://flic.kr/p/AibmZc) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

69. Orange Dot Dress for JerryBerry (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/zktB5R)
Pumpkin & Polka Dots (https://flic.kr/p/zktB5R) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

70. Citrus Swirl Dress for Pukifee
(https://flic.kr/p/AhJTyS)
Swirls (https://flic.kr/p/AhJTyS) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

71. Pumpkin Dot Dress for Lati Yellow (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/A2KCNL)
More Polka Dots! (https://flic.kr/p/A2KCNL) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

72. Citrus Swirl Dress for JerryBerry
(https://flic.kr/p/ApHR4a)
And More Swirls (https://flic.kr/p/ApHR4a) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

73. Afterthought Heel  OWL Socks (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/ACtKJc)
297 Socks! (https://flic.kr/p/ACtKJc) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

74. Halloween Sundress
(https://flic.kr/p/AK4Etx)
Halloween Stripes (https://flic.kr/p/AK4Etx) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

75. Fat Quarter Project Bag
(https://flic.kr/p/yEi64E)
256 Project Bag (https://flic.kr/p/yEi64E) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

76.  ConKerr Pillowcase (DeStash)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=678231)

77. ConKerr Pillowcase (DeStash)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=678230)

78.  Dots & Stripes Dress (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/zNuWY5)
Dots & Stripes (https://flic.kr/p/zNuWY5) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

79.  Cranberry Snowflake Dress #1
(https://flic.kr/p/AKP3gu)
Red Snowflakes (https://flic.kr/p/AKP3gu) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

80.  Calico Dress (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/AoDquw)
314 Sweet Calico Update (https://flic.kr/p/AoDquw) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

81.  Peppermint #1
(https://flic.kr/p/zYqqVC)
Peppermint (https://flic.kr/p/zYqqVC) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

82.  Minifee Sweater Dress (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/ATSX9e)
Tunic for Mariah (https://flic.kr/p/ATSX9e) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

83.  Mighty Mitts #1 (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/zWBT7K)
307 Mighty Mitts (https://flic.kr/p/zWBT7K) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

84. 85. 86.  Littlefee Holiday Dresses
(https://flic.kr/p/AfjKCH)
Shop Update! (https://flic.kr/p/AfjKCH) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

87.  Holly Hearts Pukifee Dress (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/ATF2gG)
Holly Hearts (https://flic.kr/p/ATF2gG) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

88.  Holly Stripes #1
(https://flic.kr/p/AK2RJz)
Holly Stripes (https://flic.kr/p/AK2RJz) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

89. 90.  Christmas Candy Dresses for Pukifee
(https://flic.kr/p/ApTAGN)
Two Cuties! (https://flic.kr/p/ApTAGN) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

91.  Christmas Plaid Red
(https://flic.kr/p/AqjHv6)
Christmas Plaid (https://flic.kr/p/AqjHv6) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

92.  Christmas Plaid Green
(https://flic.kr/p/BkETW1)
Variations on a Theme (https://flic.kr/p/BkETW1) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

93.  Contemporary Christmas Dress #1
(https://flic.kr/p/Bm5ZXG)
Chartreuse Christmas (https://flic.kr/p/Bm5ZXG) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

94.  Ornaments Dress
(https://flic.kr/p/AWkyhm)
Ornamental, my dear (https://flic.kr/p/AWkyhm) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

95.  Cross Country Stripes Dress
(https://flic.kr/p/AMJRyk)
Cross Country Christmas (https://flic.kr/p/AMJRyk) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

96.  Blue & Silver Dots Dress
(https://flic.kr/p/Ar8J11)
Dotty (https://flic.kr/p/Ar8J11) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

97. 98. 99. 100.  Sparkle Snowflake Dresses
(https://flic.kr/p/AN6EGP)
Trillian & Co. Give-Away (https://flic.kr/p/AN6EGP) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

101.  Mighty Mitts #2 (DeStash)
(https://flic.kr/p/BysQe3)
333 Many Mitts (https://flic.kr/p/BysQe3) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

102.  Strawberry Dots Dress
(https://flic.kr/p/BMat1C)
Dotty (https://flic.kr/p/BMat1C) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

103.  Cranberry Snowflake Dress #3
(https://flic.kr/p/BuFE7f)
Autumn's a little sceptical about all this... (https://flic.kr/p/BuFE7f) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on January 03, 2015 12:11:44 PM
Ok here is my list....



1. Mario Quilt (WIP)
2. 'Halloween' shorts (WIP)
3. Paint By Numbers Art
4. Make Laundry soap
5. Finish Crayon Art Photo (WIP)
6. Cat Toys to Donate (WIP)
7. Slouch Hat on Knitting Loom
8. Adventure Time Needle Punch Hoop
9. Wooden Pallet Coasters
10. Black Boa Halloween Wreath
11. 365 Picture Project
12. Dog Food Tin
13. Sugar Skull Pin Cushion
14. Origami Bat
15. Strawberry Mint Pepper Jam
16. Coffee Creamer
17. Skittles Vodka
18. Doxie Shirt
19. Deer Head Mount Made With Maps
20. Refinish Outdoor Chairs
21. Pressed Penny Table
22. Bottle Cap Michigan Table


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: kbrison on January 03, 2015 06:49:04 PM
QNM, now I'm really curious. What is a crafted dog food tin? I can imagine what a bottle cap table might look like, but what's a Michigan table? See, already trying to learn new craft terms/techniques for 2015.  :D

Instead of posting my WIPs on my "Finished List" now, I think I may make a second post here of just my WIPs, then transfer them if I finish them. Maybe if I put thumbnail photos as a reminder of what I have in process I'll actually be more motivated to finish something pending rather than constantly starting something new. And I just bought several new papercrafting tools today, so naturally I think I need to try them out right away. . . just another way to avoid finishing what I have going.  :-[


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: emilywilde on January 03, 2015 07:35:42 PM
Thinking of joining...Still working on a list & will post soon.
My first memory of crafting seems to be at about 7-8 y.o, chain stitching with my fingers on the couch, can't remember who taught me tho. Never learned crochet but developed a habit of re-conning clothing for most of my pre/teen years. They were always a little awkward tho... :P
My first knitting project was completed about 8 years ago, and while it started out a little wonky, it was reallllyy long, and probably the first project I was proud of. I wish I had pictures of me knitting it in progress! I started it in Delaware, then worked on it in the car on the cross country journey to Portland, and then spent at least another 2 weeks on it at our friends place while we were looking for an apartment. My BF wears it every winter  :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: emilywilde on January 03, 2015 11:36:46 PM
   As of 03/11, 4 of 50 completed
   Completed:
1. Felted birdfeeder

2. Morti ornament for Mom

3. Kindle cover/cozy

4. Paint/decorate cabinet (curiosity)

and with a Twin Peaks log... ;D



50 Projects:
   1. Kindle cover/cozy (destash)
   2. Wurm hat
   3. Mittens http://www.pinterest.com/pin/62417144811142097/
 (http://www.pinterest.com/pin/62417144811142097/)
   4. Slippers
   5. Poppyshop: at least 5 skirts/shorts
   6. Faceted candle holders (destash)
   7. Paint/decorate cabinet (curiosity)
   8. Ninnis for niece and nephew (destash)
   9. Build cinderblock garden
   10. 5 donation hats
   11. Tree houses http://www.pinterest.com/pin/62417144810324687/
   12. Morty ornament for Mom
   13. VW pillow for Dennis
   14. learn needle felting
   15. Fancy Headgear http://www.pinterest.com/pin/62417144809918037/
   16. Fancy sunglasses http://www.pinterest.com/pin/62417144809784428/
   17. Learn reversible knitting
   18. Learn crochet, maybe this project: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/62417144810498711/
   19. Some kind of small hot air balloon for Benji
   20. Cup cozies http://www.pinterest.com/pin/62417144811427778/
   21. Tiny mitten garland (destash)
   22. Bookmarks for Jo
   23. Halloween decorations
   24. Christmas decorations
   25. Mosaic tree stump for garden
   26. Apron hanger (inspired by http://www.pinterest.com/pin/62417144806976678/)
   27. Repaint table http://www.pinterest.com/pin/62417144808484223/
   28. Giant star http://www.pinterest.com/pin/62417144808482113/
   29. Pom pom rug (destash)
   30. Tree decorations for Daryl
   31. Lantern shadow box (wip)
   32. Decorate some bottles
   33. Bracelet Organizer
   34. Chole's candle
   35. Timber woodburn for B-I-L
   36. Something skully for my sister maybe like this: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/62417144811095700/
   37. Nerdy tree decorations for year round (totoro, adventure time, supernatural, etc)
   38. Day of the dead angel
   39. Scary doll for halloween
   40. Halloween tree http://www.pinterest.com/pin/62417144810329893/
   41. Base for halloween tree (insp: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/62417144810329757/
   42. Twin peaks pumpkin diorama
   43. Day of the dead wreath http://www.pinterest.com/pin/62417144810042129/
   44. Decorate easter eggs from last years swap
   45. Knit a bolero http://www.pinterest.com/pin/62417144809873730/
   46. Stick looms/fairy catchers http://www.pinterest.com/pin/62417144810665293/
   47. Start a fairy house/garden
   48. Decorate rocks and sticks for garden
   49. begin a hexipuff quilt
   50. Learn wet felting on a Felted Birdfeeder


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: trinalocakary on January 04, 2015 02:25:00 AM
I guess these qualify as multi, more of my chandelier strands. (They are going on a ceiling fan we took the blades off of.
Started them on the first and only about 30-35 more to go, I am using up random pendant and old earrings and stone skull beads for end pieces and we will put the spiral of black silk leaves up on the ceiling Sunday night




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: ZombieLili on January 04, 2015 03:08:09 AM
The last 2-3 years were so busy with work and I miss crafting so much. My resolution for this year is to craft more, be more creative and happy...so I want to join the craftalong and hope I don't abandon it like the last time. :p

Two things I want to do more in 2015 is backery and drawing/painting. In September me and my boyfriend moved together in a small but nice apartment, so there should be some home decor and household related projects on the list.

Completed projects 31/50:

1. January: Apple cake with streusels (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=659745)
2. January: Apple Crumble (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=660346)
3. January: Moon Jump Bunny painting (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=660347)
4. January: Fabric basket (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661612)
5. February: Cinnamon rolls (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=665386)
6. February: two fabric baskets (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=662914)
7. February: Hide the zippers of my ikea boxes (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=662915)
8. February: rainbow jellyfish fabric bookmark (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=666652)
9. March: 'Amerikaner' (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=665385)
10. March: Sun bunny drawing (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=667275)
11. March: Chocolate Muffins with Cherries (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=667272)
12. March: Curtains for kitchen (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=667274)
13. April: simple tote bag (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=667273)
14. April: Jelly-fish miniamigurumi earings (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=670338)
15. April: more fabric baskets (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=670337)
16. May: Comic-Sytle drawing of a gilr wearing a green dress (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=671733)
17. May: Another Apple cake with Streusels (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=671731)
18. May: Rucksack (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=671732)
19. June: Bread with onions and bacon and bread with figs
20. June: ZombieLili drawing (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=687345)
21. July: a bunch of Fanart/sketches
22. August: Cherry Cheesecake (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=687492)
23. August: simple decorated boxes
23. August: Scones
24. August: Corsage and bag for Fantasy/Renfaire
25. September/Oktober: Costume for Sci-Fi day
26. Oktober: banana-chocolate muffins
27. Oktober: Paper birds (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=687351)
28. December: drawing (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=687344)
29. December: Christmas cookies (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=687353)
30. December: Cat shaped cherry stone pillow (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=687347)
31. December: more cherry stone pillows (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=687349) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=687350)

Ideas:

- fabric bookmark
- Inchies...many, many Inchies


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Sylvan on January 04, 2015 07:56:57 AM
My first crafting memory is a Christmas party at the community club when I was about four. We were making ornaments out of pipe cleaner and beads.
My mum enjoyed crafting, but didn't do a lot until I was in my teens, but I always loved it.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Taramor on January 04, 2015 10:20:56 AM
Ummm - delicious cake...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on January 04, 2015 10:46:16 AM
kbrison - The dog food tin is an old popcorn tin I want to spray paint and write my dog's name on and use it to keep her food in so it looks nicer than the bag sitting in the closet.  ;)

The table will have a mosaic of bottle caps on top in the shape of Michigan. (I have a long ways to go in collecting bottle caps  ;D  )


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: DncingDreamer on January 04, 2015 11:28:52 AM
I haven't done this in a few years but I'm in this year. I already have a few WIPs that need to be finished!

I'm pretty sure I've been crafting for as long as I can remember. My Mom and Grandma were always knitting, crocheting and sewing. We still have my Grandma's fliptop sewing machine that I'd love to get working again. It's what I learned to sew on.

WIP:

*Yoyo pillow
*Cross-stich bibs
*Gabby's memory box
*Reclaimed Whiskey Barrel tray

Ideas:

*"Shake it" print
*Lily baby gift
*Lily PJ pants (adjustable waist) (were supposed to be for Christmas)
*Guy PJ pants (were supposed to be for Christmas)
*Personalize photo albums
*Something with the clear plastic ornaments I got on clearance
*Repair broken bracelet
*Paint glass jar
*Recover cat pole

*Make cat back scratcher

I'm sure there is a LOT more but I'm drawing a blank. I blame the snow/fog outside my window! I'm going to go back and look at my old lists, too.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 04, 2015 11:56:27 AM
Welcome back everyone old and new!  mmmm, I hope we have more projects related to food!  The cake looks so yummy!

I will be using my spiralizer a lot since I am on a health/better nutrition plan...lots of veggies in 2015!

I keep seeing things on everyone's list that I want to try, so I know my own list will keep on growing!

I like your plan to post some of your WIPS with pictures, kbrison, to get you motivated to do them!

Everyone working on WIPS and new projects?  I am going to try one WIP for every two new projects and see how that gets me motivated.

If you guys get a chance, check to see that your link is working on page 1 AND, that I have caught everyone's post on their first crafting memories...I love the stories...the #1 thing--we are all still doing it!!!  No matter if we had good or bad experiences, we persevered and now look at us all!  SUCCESS!!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: fantasticmio on January 04, 2015 12:36:30 PM
My first finished blanket of the year!


This one is a motif version of my soon-to-be-released Recursive Echo blanket pattern.  That's one, ONE finished blanket! Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: rscowtown on January 04, 2015 12:51:35 PM
I want to jump in the fun too!

Am gonna take a gander around the craft room that im in, and try to make a list of WIP's.

On the sewing machine now as I type, and its like 6 inches from the keyboard so I can pull up pins or patterns or tutes to help me, is another scrub top I am making wider, cuz I gained back all the wt i lost after my gastric bypass, so I need wider scrub tops. I also am putting a triangle of fabric to hide clevage so I don't keep pulling the back of my top down all shift.

WIPS:
1. finish widening scrub tops and putting in modesty panels (5 4 of them in various stages of completion; finished 2 3 total today!
2. jelly roll race top for my friend's daughter with Hodgkins Lukemia; then go to friend's house who has a long arm and finish it all quilty like, cuz it will be faster than me doing it on my regular machine.
3. cancer ribbon scarf im crocheting for a friend; and a set of wrist warmers and mebby a hat if i have enough yarn--she only thinks im doing the scarf.
4. finish the new oven mitts for us made out of a debbie mumm apron/potholder panel (1 done, 3 more to go)
5. finish grandson's Christmas gift, the spiderman quilt
6. finish the rainbow crochet hat for me
7. hang/display the massive blue jeans quilt i made out of cutting random pieces from tons of jeans, and hand sewing them onto a thrifted thin quilted blanket (its sitting on a chair in the dining room, it is huge and way heavy but was something I just decided to do, no rhyme or reason)
8.

Projects I want to do/try:
1. Make some new quilted large trivit thingys for 9x13 size pans or cookie pans that i set on the stove top
2. make some soaps--i have the melt n pour, and molds and such, just need time/space to do it (you should see our dining room table--we cannot for all the craft stuff on it!)
3. work on my Documented life project journal, haven't started it yet....the first promt was about goals
4. use metal stamping alphabet, hammer, metal block to make something stamped in metal
5. try resin jewelry, i have all the stuff for it, just haven't done it


Completed Stuff!
1. 2 3 scrub tops widened and ready to wear to work! 1/4/15
2.

~~~~~~~~~~
I'll add some pix of stuff that Ive posted already. Am excited to keep track and accomplish stuff :)

When did you first get into crafting?  I think the earliest I recall was in girlscouts or as a brownie, don't recall the exact craft, but I do remember making sit-upons, and always enjoying crafting in gradeschool.
Do you have a fond memory of one of the first things you ever made?  I used to make birthday cards for my parents and would make up short poems to put on them.
How did you feel about making something?  Made me feel proud especially when I was older and would crochet something for my dad cuz he would cry when he opened it.
Do you have any pictures of your project or of you at that time? Years later I made one of my short bday card poems into a rubber stamp. Will post a pic of it soon as I dig it out LOL



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: quaggy on January 04, 2015 01:12:00 PM
12/50

Ok here I go again!  I did complete over 50 last year just did not keep up with posting.....  This might just be the year I actually make it.

1.  Finish 2015 bead and sequin calendar

2.  Finish 2nd 2015 bead and sequin calendar

3. Burp cloths from diapers 15

4. Valentine cards

5. Valentine cube

6. Valentine wall tray

7. Wooden jewelry box

8. Valentine altered block of wood

9. Mug Rug 1

10. Mug Rug 2

11. Mug organizer

12.  Fairy log

13.  Altered tray with keys

14.  Altered wall art

15. Tissue cover

16. Pillow cases

17. peacock altered shadow box

18. Peacock quilt



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: sheepBlue on January 04, 2015 01:26:10 PM
I have been crafting in one form or another for as long as I can remember. Both my parents are very creative; my mom dabbled in everything from leather tooling/burning, beading, embroidery, and lately has been learning how to knit, and my dad has all sorts of fancy tools for airbrushing, metalworking, woodworking, and lately has been concentrating on a big mosaic project for a patio feature. From them I started out young playing with the usual drawing/painting/mess-making, and then expanded into simple cross stitch, playing with clay, and that went even further with projects done in Girl Scouts and school. I think my earliest memory of some sort of crafting is mask making in school, and making little clay figurines for all my family for their stockings during Christmas time.

The earliest crafting pictures I could track down were from high school.

A giant paper mache camel mask made for a local parade...tongue made from polyclay.



A deer skull made in my high school ceramics class.



A head piece made for my sister when she decided to be Carmen Miranda for Halloween many years ago...got a super nasty hot glue burn on this one.



I wish there were more pictures and evidence of my earlier crafty pursuits but makes me glad I document so much now to look back on in the future  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 04, 2015 03:02:27 PM
Mio--how could you possibly get a blanket done in such a short period of time!!!?  I envy your crochet speed!  I love the black with those nice bright colors!

Sheepblue--wow...you sure hit crafting big with those projects!  You continue to delight us with your innovative and daring projects!  I just think the ceramic deer head is gorgeous...and that CM hat is just perfect to show off your sense of humor!

woo-hoo rscowtown and guaggy!!  Nice to have you join the craziness!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: stillatthetop on January 04, 2015 04:09:31 PM
OMG...are we not totally animal planet here? You are all totally crazy that I love it! This is going to be a fun year, I just feel it. Keep posting your lists  ;D We can all play nice in the sandbox.

I am still finishing up one private swap, then I went for a February one.  ;D I swore off of swaps for a while, but I could not help myself. Spank me. But I hope to fit it all together. This will be a good crafty year.

So keep on a crafting! I hope to, too.

~T


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: sheepBlue on January 04, 2015 04:14:58 PM
Sheepblue--wow...you sure hit crafting big with those projects!  You continue to delight us with your innovative and daring projects!  I just think the ceramic deer head is gorgeous...and that CM hat is just perfect to show off your sense of humor!

Hah, well full disclosure: the camel head was made in a workshop so I had lots of help!  :D

I also feel I need to make another CM costume for myself for Halloween one day haha


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: luckdragon on January 04, 2015 05:24:10 PM
I'm going to join in this year!  I don't have my full list yet, but will post it here and keep adding to it.  I'm planning on serious stash busting and hopefully completing a number of my "it can be made" projects (I have a habit of seeing something in a store or on-line, deciding "it can be made", buying all of the supplies, and then not making it - lame).

WIP
Side Impact Sweater (body and half of a sleeve done)
Moustache pouch


PLANNED PROJECTS
Coffee Run Poncho

COMPLETED


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: kbrison on January 04, 2015 06:02:10 PM
kbrison - The dog food tin is an old popcorn tin I want to spray paint and write my dog's name on and use it to keep her food in so it looks nicer than the bag sitting in the closet.  ;)

The table will have a mosaic of bottle caps on top in the shape of Michigan. (I have a long ways to go in collecting bottle caps  ;D  )

Ok, that makes complete sense. If you can use some more bottle caps, drop me a pm w/your snail mail address and I'll gladly send what I have. You could count it as a good deed on your part for helping me destash!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: fluffypants on January 04, 2015 08:16:30 PM
I'm loving this thread so far. It's so inspiring to actually have a goal! Usually I just putter on this or that. Just since Friday, I've pulled out a project I'd been meaning to get to but haven't (in 2+ years) and started it. I completed (start to finish) 7 sewn items (3 clutches, three pillowcases, and a fabric basket), finally did a second cast on some resin items that have been waiting since last Christmas, and prepped a canvas for a painting.

Yay creativity! Juices are flowing. Wheels are turning. WIPs are getting done. Feels good! Wish I didn't have to go back to work tomorrow - at least now I'm anxious to craft in the evenings rather than watch TV or sit around on the computer!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Taramor on January 05, 2015 07:43:21 AM
Wauw - you are on a roll, Fluffypants!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 05, 2015 07:48:10 AM
I agree fluffypants...when you have crafting to look forward to in the evenings, it is exciting...I tend to get a lot more chores done during the week as well so that I can look forward to weekends of crafting instead of cleaning, shopping, etc.  I think it is a great motivator and I am hoping crafting will help me with my goal to lose a few pounds as well...if my hands are busy, I can't really snack, can I? ;D


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Post by: anna.wahnsinn on January 05, 2015 08:27:31 AM
This thread is so busy, I love it. Even though that means I might have to take one or two breaks sometime this year. Anyway: Finished two WIPs today, AND I managed to find my camera, yay! So, pictures to follow later, right now there is a toddler stuck to me.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 05, 2015 08:42:11 AM
This is a busy thread!  Last year we had over 240,000 views...but the peak was in 2012 when we had 599,000!

Let's make 2015 the best year ever!!!  Post your projects, comment on your favorites, and look around for ideas!


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Post by: artsycandice on January 05, 2015 09:13:35 AM
Sheepblue, I love paper mache. That camel head is neat. I'd love to see an action shot. ;)

Okay, it's not a WIP from my list, but just something that I made yesterday.

Fabric origami cicadas. I made a tutorial here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437506.msg5276422#msg5276422).





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Post by: sheepBlue on January 05, 2015 09:42:29 AM
Sheepblue, I love paper mache. That camel head is neat. I'd love to see an action shot. ;)

If only. It currently resides with my parents back in Seattle. Sorry - no action shots!  :)


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Post by: artsycandice on January 05, 2015 09:56:32 AM
Sheepblue, I love paper mache. That camel head is neat. I'd love to see an action shot. ;)

If only. It currently resides with my parents back in Seattle. Sorry - no action shots!  :)

Hey, Seattle's not too far from me! Okay, maybe it's a five to six hour drive, but still! ;D A couple of us are considering doing a little traveling in a couple of years and meeting fellow Crafsters. I will keep you in mind for that venture. And, anyone else in the Pacific Northwest area... I'm just sayin'. ;D


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Post by: lindyv321 on January 05, 2015 10:01:31 AM
I made a few things over my long holiday weekend.  Just need to get pictures!  Love everyone's lists so far.


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Post by: artsycandice on January 05, 2015 10:03:30 AM
I made a few things over my long holiday weekend.  Just need to get pictures!  Love everyone's lists so far.

I loved the holiday break but am so glad that my seven-year old is back in school because now I will be able to get some projects done too! I am looking forward to see what you've been up to. ;)


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Post by: Flared-trousers on January 05, 2015 10:20:34 AM
Whoops I'm late to the party again! Still I'd love to join in even though I didn't quite get to 50 with last year's crafting (but if it had been 5 Projects 2014, well that's a different story ;)).

On the bright side I have loads of WIPs left over from last year, so that should keep me busy. Also, I got my oldest daughter soap-making supplies for Christmas and we've already made 2 batches of soap which I'll be able to post when I find my camera (one batch is plain old lemon and the other is geranium with poppy seeds).

SheepBlue, you are extremely talented!
Bushbaby; what a cute crafting story and how lovely that you still have your embroidery.
Fluffypants, I love your photos! What a (crafting) cutie.


WIPs

1. Finish off mosaic mirror (note to self - it's not finished until it's hanging on the wall)

2. Willow fish thingy

3. Teardrop necklace

4. Finish painting living room (+ some interior design)

5. Finish off Christmas cards :-[


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 05, 2015 10:44:54 AM
welcome back--any number of projects is good in my book!  have fun and enjoy seeing the many projects this thread sees in one year...WOW!


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Post by: cursive_queen on January 05, 2015 10:54:28 AM
I think I've always done some sort of crafting.  My dad (and sister, brother, husband and his kids...) are all artists and I remember my mom doing crafty activities with us.  I remember learning to cross stitch/embroider in school - using burlap and yarn.  I probably have it somewhere if I really look


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 05, 2015 10:55:38 AM
burlap and yarn--you know that is coming back, right? ;D





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Post by: anna.wahnsinn on January 05, 2015 11:49:32 AM
My first two for this year, hopefully not the last:

A tablet sleeve from felted wool (recycled from a mommy/baby papers & stuff folder):


Finally a longer necklace for me, glossy 11° seed beads, teal, about 70cm (28"):


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Post by: cursive_queen on January 05, 2015 11:50:13 AM
hehe, I did not realize that.

First finish of the year (Have a second, but need a pic)  Another zip pouch for the college kid to gift to a friend.  Made from stash, so yay


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 05, 2015 12:00:38 PM
Anna--lovely stuff!  I wear my beaded necklace a lot!  No one around here has anything like it, so I get a lot of compliments!

I am going to add burlap embroidery to my project list...and pouches!  Nice job, cursive_queen...it is always a welcomed gift for sure...who doesn't need a pouch for something?  More than one, for sure!


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Post by: lindyv321 on January 05, 2015 01:30:15 PM
I too love my beaded necklace anna!

I really like the fabric used on the pouch!


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Post by: cursive_queen on January 05, 2015 01:31:35 PM
Cotton + Steel fabrics are definitely my jam lately


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Post by: whatthepuck on January 05, 2015 03:37:06 PM
My first project of 2015. This was my Little Bean's family project for Winter Break. We made it this afternoon.



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Post by: artsycandice on January 05, 2015 03:57:25 PM
My partner received her Ninni so I can share him here. I present Cousin Eddie and his RV (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437521.msg5276712#msg5276712).



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Post by: whatthepuck on January 05, 2015 06:43:10 PM
artsycandice I am soooooo jealous of you Ninni partner. A Cousin Eddie Ninni and his RV is possibly the most awesome thing I have ever seen.


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Post by: pinokeeo on January 05, 2015 09:14:45 PM
Some nice projects already.  The blanket is beautiful and I love the fabric cicadas.  And that pouch is really good too.

I tried the yarn and fabric when I was in high school.  I might have to give that another try.

I finished a project a few days ago, a late Christmas present for a friend.  I gave it to her yesterday, so I'll get a picture up soon.


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Post by: fluffypants on January 05, 2015 09:55:33 PM
Ohhh, the ninni is adorable!! A ninni is one of the items on my list, but I can't decide who to make!


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Post by: Averia on January 06, 2015 04:41:51 AM
4 projects done so far! Woo hoo! No pictures to post tho because they are all swap items.


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Post by: dewshinesdopp on January 06, 2015 05:00:21 AM
First crafting memory?  LOL...well there are two that come to mind, really.  I was young, somewhere between 3 and 6 years old and both involve my grandmother. 
The first memory is her attempting to teach me to crochet, and her being very proud of me for being able to make strings.  She probably has been looking down on me for the last 19 years saying Good lord child, is that all you can do? STILL?  Make STRINGS???"  But it was fun and she taught me to use both a needle and my fingers.  *whispers*  I still prefer to use my fingers.

The second one...Well...it was the 70s and I suspect I was 3 or so.  I don't know for sure if I was actually ~crafting~ or not, but...My grandmother and my aunt were both making items for the church craft sale.  Again, it was the 70s, so...it was sock monkeys.  LOL.  You guys are going to fall over laughing at me for this.  I remember going over to visit and there being all of these dismembered monkeys...everywhere.  They were headless and armless and legless and stuffing coming out everywhere and me screaming and crying until they got rid of them. 
To this day, I find sock monkeys cute, but vaguely terrifying.  :)


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 06, 2015 06:48:47 AM
lol I imagine to a small child, seeing anything all taken apart like that would be scary!

I also remembering making strings and strings of crochet chains...I still make strings, but now I use the strings to crochet scarves and cowls...my mom learned to crochet in 1964 and taught me...I was 10...I still love it!

awww--I remember using cotton balls for snow!  So nice to share in your child's crafting, whatthepuck!  You will be creating memories for the future of crafting kids!

lol a friend of mine pointed out that the picture I am using on page 1 must be old....the thread holder is full and there are now two of them...guess I better put up a newer picture...guess what I need to destash in 2015? ha ha


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Post by: artsycandice on January 06, 2015 07:09:42 AM
lol, thanks! I must make more!!!

I am really enjoying all the stories that everyone is sharing. Sock monkey parts would be terrifying. Thank goodness my kids are used to it. My two-year old saw a puppet mermaid tail poking out of a box and she wanted it. I told her that it wasn't finished because it is still missing its head and arms but she insisted. She happily played with the torso/tail piece for some time. ;D


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Post by: Taramor on January 06, 2015 07:58:04 AM
First projects of the year:

A pair of PJ's:

(sorry it is so blurry)

And finished a doll-quilt:



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Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 06, 2015 08:26:02 AM
Wow, look at everyone getting busy already!  looks like I need to jump on the bandwagon...


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Post by: lindyv321 on January 06, 2015 09:03:43 AM
I suppose this is my first project of 2015 even though I am not going to count my foodie projects on this years list... Christmas Eve and Christmas morning is all the Christmas time I get with my kids since they spend Christmas day with their dad.  This means we don't usually get a Christmas dinner together. This year I wanted a nice dinner so we bought a ham and did it on New Years Day.  I saw a post for some yummy looking potatoes on Facebook and gave them a try. 


They were REALLY good and will for sure be made again.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 06, 2015 10:05:22 AM
mmmm food! (I know I will be drooling over all the food projects...)

PJ bottoms! nice happy fabric!


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 06, 2015 10:23:31 AM
MMMMmmmm... I love potatoes!  And those look especially tasty.  ;)


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Post by: kbrison on January 06, 2015 12:05:13 PM
Cute doll quilt. Need to add at least 3 to my to-do list for Christmas 2015, so I love the inspiration you provide.

Lindy, can't go wrong with potatoes and cheese. Looks yummy!


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Post by: Taramor on January 06, 2015 12:54:22 PM
The potatoes looks really delicious. Was they made in a frying pan, or in the oven?


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Post by: lindyv321 on January 06, 2015 01:56:53 PM
Thanks all!  I will get a recipe together for you. 

I baked them in my cast iron skillet but any oven safe dish would work.


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Post by: goktrose on January 06, 2015 08:00:23 PM
I am going to join in this year, since I completely forget to participate in 2014 after keeping up so well in 2013! My extra goal is that this gets me to use my lunch break for crafting more, since I feel like I waste an hour on my phone when I have a huge mental project list.

My List

Finished Projects: 4/50

1.     Heating Pad: (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5280938#msg5280938)
2.     Work Signs: (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5280938#msg5280938)
3.     Plain Polymer Earrings: (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5280938#msg5280938)
4.     Dangle Polymer Earrings: (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5280938#msg5280938)
5.     Crocheted Pot Holders: (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5282878#msg5282878) (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5282878#msg5282878)
6.     Double-sided Door Draft Stopper: (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5282878#msg5282878)
7.     Fairy Door: (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5290752#msg5290752)
8.     Khoshekh: (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5290752#msg5290752)
9.     Valentine's Hoopla for husband: (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5290752#msg5290752)
10.   Crocheted baby hat for coworker: (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5290752#msg5290752)

WIPs:
1.   Doctor Who hoopla
2.   Hooded scarf

New projects I want to do for 2015:
1.   Crocheted mittens for me
2.   Teesha Moore bag
3.   Wedding gift for my brother
4.   Wedding gift for my sister
5.   Curtains
6.   Box garden for my patio
7.   Altered altoid tin
8.   Makeup organizer
9.   Crochet my first afghan
10.   Complete a craftster challenge
11.   Crochet hook roll
12.   Sew or crochet a pouf chair
13.   Signs for work
14.   Christmas Crackers
15.   Ticker tape quilt (stolen from other lists :D)
16.    Polymer Clay Earrings
17.    Dangle Polymer Clay Earrings
18.    Heating Pad for Dad
19.    Door Draft Stopper
20.    Crocheted pot holders
21.    Fairy Treehouse
22.    Mug Cozies
23.    Khoshekh
24.    Crocheted baby hat for coworker
25.    Fairy Door
26.    Valentine's Day Hoopla


Happy crafting everyone! Can't wait to see what you all do.


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Post by: trinalocakary on January 07, 2015 03:33:43 AM
It's finished!!!  38 strands of beads and crystals, black silk leaves, flowers and florist wire swirled around the chandelier on the ceiling.




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Post by: stillatthetop on January 07, 2015 04:55:18 AM
Wow trinalocakary, that is wonderful. What a great job. I love all the colors, and the leaves on the ceiling just set it off nicely. I am guessing a ceiling fan that bit the dust? What a great re-use for it.

~T


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Post by: trinalocakary on January 07, 2015 05:13:08 AM
Wow trinalocakary, that is wonderful. What a great job. I love all the colors, and the leaves on the ceiling just set it off nicely. I am guessing a ceiling fan that bit the dust? What a great re-use for it.

~T

The blades measured 48" which took up a big part of the room, even with all the stuff on it the room seems taller and brighter


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 07, 2015 06:24:24 AM
We don't decorate our ceilings much...it is another "wall"...hmmm...you gave me some ideas for my dining room ugly chandelier...love all of your beadwork...


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Post by: Taramor on January 07, 2015 06:42:30 AM
It looks very good, and I'm sure it is fantastic, when the lights are on, playing colours and shadows on the ceiling.


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Post by: Averia on January 07, 2015 08:06:22 AM
Amazing chandelier - it does spark some posibilities... I think I need a hoopla ceiling.


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Post by: fluffypants on January 07, 2015 09:01:44 AM
Looks awesome! Definite improvement from a ceiling fan. :)

I was trying to think of what to add to my list yesterday. As I was sewing up some draft snakes, I looked over in the corner at the jukebox I bought two years ago, and thought... maybe that needs a cozy. But not just any cozy. One that LOOKS like the jukebox. Complete with all the stitched title cards for the song names. Am I crazy...? A giant felt cozy/dustcover for a 1978 Seeburg jukebox.

In any case, I don't think that's something that will happen within the year, but I'm giving it some thought...


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Post by: lindyv321 on January 07, 2015 09:45:34 AM
Beautiful way to dress up your ceiling.  I love the leaves.

My cousin and I bet a package on the AZ Cardinals vs Seattle Seahawks game and I lost (dang my losing team).  The package wasn't for anything specific so I decided to send her a few of my favorite things and something crafted.  I don't think she wears much jewelry so I stitched her up a hoop.



It's hard to tell in the picture but it's black and purple not just all black.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 07, 2015 10:04:51 AM
I like that design!


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Post by: dewshinesdopp on January 07, 2015 10:09:14 AM
Amazing chandelier - it does spark some posibilities... I think I need a hoopla ceiling.

LOL I was thinking the very same thing, Averia.  :)

on a side note...

I want to let everyone know how much I appreciate Craftster, and how much this craftalong has been helping me this year.  Every year I swear I will do stuff, and every year, depression kicks my butt and I do nothing.  I have accomplished more so far this year than I have any other- sad considering I haven't actually completed anything.  But, still..the motivation and support you folks all bring is so helpful. 
Love to you all.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 07, 2015 10:19:38 AM
awww..thanks for sharing...over the years, true friendships have developed...keeping busy and engaged with other people with real lives and problems as well as joyous moments is the best thing we can do for ourselves...each step we take in a positive direction will help as well...one small project at a time...which then leads to another....and another... ;D.

Keep those lists and projects coming...tell all your friends...the more the merrier!

Side note:  this weekend I will select the prize winners for Nov/Dec 2014!  I have hundreds of pages to get through, so if a few of you will kick me in the butt if I don't stay on this...I would greatly appreciate it..


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Post by: cursive_queen on January 07, 2015 10:41:15 AM
Neat hoop Lindy

dewshinesdopp - between here and instagram - I feel like I friends I'm doing crafts with, which is nice because I don't really have many in real life friends to do that with


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Post by: bookstorebabe on January 07, 2015 11:20:08 AM
Hear, hear, Always! That's exactly it.
I get behind on reading, let alone posting, but I love this craftalong.


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Post by: Renstar on January 07, 2015 12:54:41 PM
Oh wow, finishers already:

Things that I'm loving so far:

The Cousin Eddie Ninni - I don't really know what ninni's are but it looks really cute. artsycandice
Chandelier / ceiling art - trinolocakary
PJs - taramor
Hoop - Lindyv321


I'm aiming to finish a swap item by this weekend because I have 2 new incoming swaps.


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Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on January 07, 2015 03:51:32 PM
I LOVE the cousin Eddie Ninni and his RV!!

The heart embroidery is really cool looking Lindy!

I'm much better at posting things on Instagram than I am here  ::)  :D 
I'm QueenNinjaMonkey over there too if anybody is interested  ;)


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Post by: quaggy on January 07, 2015 05:41:26 PM
ok here are my first two finished projects..... The owl calendar was a WIP that I started New Years eve.  The lighthouse calendar I started in December but had put it down and decided to finish them both this last weekend.




I have listed to  at least complete 4 more similar kits just seasonal ones.  I have about 20.  Talk about needing to join AAA for Craft hoarders!

This is in response to question of earliest crafting memories......  I actual started out in elementary school making large tissue paper flowers.  I could get the packages of tissue for 29 cents at T G & Y and make 2 flowers out of a package.  I went around the neighborhood selling them for $1.00 each making  a mega profit.  I was rich!  I continued crafting and in Junior High was in Home Economics taking both cooking and sewing.  Once I got to High school I was making all my own clothes.  These pictures are 2 dresses I made my senior year when I was 17.  I did enter the white one in the fair and took 1st place.  I was also awarded the Betty Crocker award in Junior High still have the Plaque, but not any of the food!  Wow what a trip down memory lane that was 37 1/2 years ago!




yep I still have both dresses in the cedar chest!





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Post by: kbrison on January 07, 2015 07:22:28 PM
Quaggy, love the special touches on the white dress, especially the pintucks! Very pretty!

I was going to post thumbnails of my pre-2015 WIPs until I started photographing everything. I haven't photographed all my unfinished projects, but have already counted more than 150! Think I'll just mark things as WIPs if (when) I finish something. Maybe I should just focus on WIPs this year and stay away from most of the swaps.  :-\


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 08, 2015 02:33:29 AM
Quaggy I love your dresses! The bead trim on the blue one is groovy and it is wonderful that you have saved them all these years.


My first project of the year - a rattan heart & beads dec'. It measures approx 10" from the top of the heart to the last bead. I snapped up some decs in the post Xmas sale and I will be "de-countrifying" by getting rid of the gingham ribbon/twine etc and adding bits and pieces from my bead box   


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Post by: trinalocakary on January 08, 2015 04:38:15 AM
Quote from: dewshinesdopp link=topic=437212.msg5277319#msg5277319

I want to let everyone know how much I appreciate Craftster, and how much this craftalong has been helping me this year.  Every year I swear I will do stuff, and every year, depression kicks my butt and I do nothing.  I have accomplished more so far this year than I have any other- sad considering I haven't actually completed anything.  But, still..the motivation and support you folks all bring is so helpful.  
Love to you all.

I understand depression, trust me, there are months and seasons where I lose all focus, a huge part of 2014 included but I usually feel better when creating


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 08, 2015 05:53:53 AM
quaggy--thanks for sharing your pictures and memories!  I love both dresses!  I wish I had saved some of the dresses I made while in high school...I think my work was much more detailed and intricate back then...I was so into the details and learned from a great home ec teacher...

The owl calendar is so cute!

kookie--I love your revamped heart.

Which reminds me:

I think last year someone posted some string or twine balls...I thought I marked the post, but I can't find it...I want to make some glitter string balls for Valentines but I don't know what the twine was wrapped around...I thought balloons by the only balloons I can find are odd shaped like a pear...can anyone help?  Was it you, kookie, who made them?


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 08, 2015 06:15:30 AM
AIMR, if you go to the dollar store, you can often find those punch balloons and they are nicely round.  Also if you wrap the twine so that the knot is not covered, you may be able to simply untie the balloon and reuse it. I have also heard of people using small plastic play balls, once again from the dollar store.  I have also found that other "round" balloons have a lovely egg shape.  I made Easter baskets from them one year using the twine method, cutting a large oval hole in one side of the egg and pressing the egg gently down on a hard surface when it was ALMOST dry, to create a base.  Then a little lace or trim around the hole, maybe a bit of ribbon... voila!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 08, 2015 06:34:40 AM
We have a new Dollar store down the street...thanks...i will check it out...I need grapefruit size ones to make a project...but, I can see now that maybe I can mold them round if they are not completely dry!  Of course, I will be covered with glitter, but that is ok...it is normal for me...


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 08, 2015 08:00:52 AM
I did crochet thread trees around a polystyrene cone covered in clingwrap  :) I never got round to buying balloons for the balls I had planned  ;D


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Post by: Averia on January 08, 2015 08:02:32 AM
Quaggy, Those dresses are lovely and seriously worth saving. Thanks for sharing the story!


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Post by: lindyv321 on January 08, 2015 08:11:48 AM
Love the dresses and the picture quaggy!  I wish I had known how to sew in high school, heck I wish I knew how to sew now!


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Post by: artsycandice on January 08, 2015 09:25:57 AM
Quggy, it's so neat that you have news clippings from that time.


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Post by: pinokeeo on January 08, 2015 11:53:49 AM
My first project of the year, a Celtic Trinity knot.  I carved this for my son's girlfriend.  We were late with Christmas this year, so last Saturday we exchanged presents and spent the weekend doing things together.



This is both sides of the same thing.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 08, 2015 12:17:41 PM
that is so cool how you can intertwine the pieces like that...I bet it was the most unique beloved present she got!


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Post by: lindyv321 on January 08, 2015 01:12:06 PM
That is a very interesting piece.


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Post by: fluffypants on January 08, 2015 01:33:49 PM
Very cool necklace!

Here's a really bad photo of what I've made since the 3rd:



Far left in the front is 3 pillowcases (2 from Beatles fabrics, one from blue and red cotton fleece)
In the front, 3 paisley clutches, 3 black and yellow clutches, and 2 blue and white floral clutches
In the middle, 2 draft snakes, filled with rice (our house is warmer already!)
Back left is 2 heating pads made with leftover rice
And back right is a fabric basket which will hold my friends' birthday gift tomorrow!

And in the very back is one of the kitties, Mirabel, checking out the goodies. :)

Feels good to destash fabric!



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Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 08, 2015 02:26:35 PM
wow, I'm digging that necklace!  I would totally wear that!!

And fluffypants -- you have done all of that SINCE THE THIRD?!?!  :o  Holy cannoli.


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Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on January 08, 2015 02:39:28 PM
I received a package in the mail to day from kbrison  :)



Thank you so much, you're awesome!!


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Post by: that1girl on January 08, 2015 02:39:37 PM
1. granny square

2. granny square
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pizzazz---12-square


3. rug
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wish-on-a-star-7660

if you like making granny square join this craft along https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437459.0


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Post by: quaggy on January 08, 2015 02:50:45 PM
Awe thanks guys!  I hardly ever sew clothes anymore and the funny thing is I had went to my mom's a few days ago and she actually gave me the newspaper clipping along with about 6 others various times throughout my life when I made the paper or my son did.  So fitting when I joined this swap and that was the first challenge....Karma!!!

Love the crocheted granny squares  (I have no patience to crochet)  and the rug!  The heart is so cute!!!!  Pillowcases I need to destash some fabric and make some of those!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: fluffypants on January 08, 2015 03:48:56 PM
And fluffypants -- you have done all of that SINCE THE THIRD?!?!  :o  Holy cannoli.

I surprised myself! I work full time but it's so nice to unwind with crafts afterwards. :)

QueenNinjaMonkey - are you looking for more bottlecaps still? We have a lot and you're welcome to some if you'd like!


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Post by: Wile E Songdog on January 08, 2015 04:30:58 PM
I'm going to try this. Not sure if I'm doing it right. I don't have a full list of everything I want to do but I will try to keep updated.

As for the crafting question; I think I've always been crafty, my problem is finishing things. My mother had to teach herself to sew because her mother was not very crafty. She sort of taught me but I think she also thought we could learn on our own since she did and we basically were on our own until we asked for help. My sister was great at sewing, made a lot of her own clothes and lots of Barbie clothes. I liked to design clothes but I wasn't that good at making them. I remember when I was about eleven or twelve and I made an easy peasant style shirt and I managed to sew one sleeve end to the other side so I had one big sleeve and I went to her crying because I ruined it and she showed me how to rip out the seam and fix it.

My mother, sister and paternal grandmother were good at sewing, grandma also knitted but she didn't teach me - she did give me a book on it. My mother and sister were both also very artistic, I felt I had to work at it more. They were better at drawing and I was better at sculpture. I can draw but only when the mood hits me. I still have some sculpey birds I made for a science project diorama of seabirds. I also made some other little sculpey animals that I still have.

Knitting was my thing for a while, I taught myself knitting and crochet from a book when I was in my early teens and I made an entire knitted set of a baby blanket, booties and a hat for an older friend's baby shower. I taught myself enough crochet to make a crocheted edge on the blanket but that's as far as I got. I did take a class on knitting but never learned anything fancy. I have a bit of craft ADD and try to learn/do too many things.

My earliest crafts were a plaster handprint that I made for my mom in school and she kept and I now have hanging in my kitchen. The other one, the one that made me a little verklempt when I found it in her things, was just an ordinary rock that I had painted quite randomly with poster paint when I was very young. She kept it with her jewelry. The paint is faded and flaking off but now I can't get rid of it either because she kept it all those years. She kept that ridiculous little rock because I made it for her... and now I am verklempt again.

Okay, now for my projects.

WIP
1) I found a knitted scarf I haven't finished, I plan to finish it as part of the fake swap craftalong. -DONE
2) I have a couple plastic skulls I was painting like dios de la muertos skulls that I need to finish, maybe I can get them done before next October?
3) Finish my drawing of a bat.

Other things to do:
1) I really want to try and do the "Thing A Day" for February again this year and make it farther than the first week. If I can do it that would be 28 things at most. - I missed my opportunity to do this.
2) Knit some fingerless gloves, also for the fake swap craftalong. -DONE
3) Make something with wire using Viking knit. I've only dabbled and want to get better.
4) Make some dotee dolls. I signed up for a swap this month but I want to make a few for practice and maybe to swap. - January is done
5) Sew a doll or stuffed animal.

Eh, that's all I can think of. Will try to update when I haven't indulged in a big glass of wine and got all weepy over a rock. :-[


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 08, 2015 04:31:30 PM
wow, fluffypants--you have been very very busy! Do you sleep at all?

 ha ha I see those eyes looking over the goodies!

I really like those draft snakes...they work well in windows, too!

That1girl--I love those blues...hmmm, I do love granny squares, but I can't do fancy ones like that!  I am struggling to make a few mandalas of crochet...



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 08, 2015 04:35:19 PM
You can keep adding to the same list, change it around, whatever...it is your list...some people like to put little thumbnail pics of each project on their list...I do, and then at the end of the year, I print it and put it in a notebook. 

When friends ask me what I have been doing, I hand them the book... ;D.

I have a lot of unfinished projects...some are just going to be let go...I am a bit of a perfectionist, or I was....if things did not turn out, I gave them up, half done...I have learned on craftster that I can still have a nice project even if it is not perfect...I just don't tell anyone anymore! ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: pinokeeo on January 08, 2015 05:39:34 PM
Yeah, when I gave her the necklace, she immediately put it on and wore it the whole time we were there.

I love the bags.  That's a lot of sewing.  I admire anyone who sews and makes things come out right.  My shortcoming. :-[

And the granny squares are nice too.  I also can't seem to make anything come out right with yarn. :(


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on January 08, 2015 06:25:32 PM
Fluffypants, I would be greatful for any bottle caps you want to send! It's a pretty big table  ::)   :D


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Post by: meleriffic on January 08, 2015 08:39:26 PM
So I decided to go straighten up my craft room, because I really need to start making a quilt for my sons birthday and you have to have space to make a quilt. While there I decided to take stock of my yarn. And what do you know, I found a few more WIPS I'd forgotten about.  :P


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Post by: trinalocakary on January 08, 2015 09:18:08 PM
My intricate wrapped crown, one of many crowns I have planned.

It is made of wrapped wire and beads, I did all of it today (i inherited the wires with a bead on the end of them so it sped it up) most of this was done tonight while sitting in a coffee shop listening to bands.  It is intended to have a chunkier, more weighted look than my other crown out of the same materials.



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Post by: J_Kieviet on January 08, 2015 10:40:01 PM
just used up 4 sheets of stickers on a piñata:)  normally I make them from scratch, but with Christmas I just didn't have time, then found one ready made for $5 - that's cheaper than glue and balloons and paint, so I got it and just stuck stickers all over it to match the birthday girls theme - Sophia the First and Elsa:)  tomorrow I'll set up the scavenger hunt to find the hidden piñata and then decorate the cake and then the house:)


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Post by: fantasticmio on January 09, 2015 02:35:12 AM
Blanket #2 of 2015:


I'm not happy with how this one turned out - it's too small and it doesn't quite lay flat on its own.  I know what the problem is and how to fix it, but it's going to add another queen sized blanket to my list! 

This one won't go to waste, though, it's perfectly serviceable as a baby carriage blanket, so I'll send it off to a charity I know that takes those. ^_^


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Post by: dewshinesdopp on January 09, 2015 05:10:06 AM
just used up 4 sheets of stickers on a piñata:)  normally I make them from scratch, but with Christmas I just didn't have time, then found one ready made for $5 - that's cheaper than glue and balloons and paint, so I got it and just stuck stickers all over it to match the birthday girls theme - Sophia the First and Elsa:)  tomorrow I'll set up the scavenger hunt to find the hidden piñata and then decorate the cake and then the house:)

I found these hideously ugly "sun" pinatas last spring.  I bought 2 of them at $3 each.  I tore one apart and have a "mostly finished" demon banishing symbol from the tv show supernatural.  The only party left is the edges.  It's the 'practice' one for the second.  Then one will be used for a present for DD, and the second will go in the ever-so-geektastic craft room.  :) 
Since they aren't finished, I guess they count as WIPs and can be posted when they are done, right?  :)


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 09, 2015 06:13:53 AM
Lovely crown, and Mio -- I swear, I don't know how you have time to even sleep!

I have an addition- I tried my hand at some embellished keys last night:



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Post by: pinokeeo on January 09, 2015 06:18:11 AM
Love the tiara and the embellished keys.

And Mio, that blanket is still very pretty, even if you aren't thrilled with it.  Somebody's gonna love receiving that one.  It has happy colors in it.


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Post by: fluffypants on January 09, 2015 06:26:44 AM
Lovely crown! I like the bead colours offset by the silver wire.
The blanket is so fun! Someone's going to love that!
And the keys are really cool - they'd make neat bookmarks!


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 09, 2015 06:37:25 AM
Embellished keys OOOOH I likey!  ;D

#2
Another reworked Xmas dec  :)
I've been wanting a peace wreath for ages and now I have one  ;D ;D ;D
approx 12" from the top to the end of the dangle


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 09, 2015 07:35:24 AM
lol I love the interesting mix of projects: wire crowns to peace symbols!

Mio...a cheerful blanket will be welcomed...

I think those embellished keys would be fabulous for mixed media art work...

Here is my 9 days of January pic dump:

I have been meaning to cover this styrofoam wig stand that I have had forever.  Finally got it done.  I covered it with some pages from a local PA town's newspaper from the bicentennial, 1972.  It is quite yellowed.  I covered  it with Mod Podge to make it smooth after I took this picture:



I needed the above to be able to take better pictures of my yarn goodies:
Insta-Hat


Scrap crochet hat


Finally, a baby afghan for my nephew's first baby boy!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 09, 2015 07:52:41 AM
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Post by: cmarion3 on January 09, 2015 11:23:09 AM

I have been meaning to cover this styrofoam wig stand that I have had forever.  Finally got it done.  I covered it with some pages from a local PA town's newspaper from the bicentennial, 1972.  It is quite yellowed.  I covered  it with Mod Podge to make it smooth after I took this picture:

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/53609_09Jan15_007.JPG


Love your head...I did the same to mine but with music. My friend's mother passed away and she brought me some craft items, plus a really dirty, yellowed Styrofoam head. I covered it with old music, which was very fitting as her mother was a pianist and had taught piano for years.

Don't they look so much better? And your beautiful hats look perfectly at home!


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Post by: lindyv321 on January 09, 2015 11:26:56 AM
Everyone has been keeping busy so far this month!  I have done nothing but hooped two hoops!


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Post by: sheepBlue on January 09, 2015 11:46:28 AM
Ditto on your comment lindy! I've made a few things though have been really slow to get pictures taken as it is winter and is perpetually dark! Dark = bad pictures. I have also just started getting into making smoothies for my morning breakfast..though my first two..."adventures" have been less than great. I'm learning a lot though!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 09, 2015 01:10:39 PM

I have been meaning to cover this styrofoam wig stand that I have had forever.  Finally got it done.  I covered it with some pages from a local PA town's newspaper from the bicentennial, 1972.  It is quite yellowed.  I covered  it with Mod Podge to make it smooth after I took this picture:

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/53609_09Jan15_007.JPG


Love your head...I did the same to mine but with music. My friend's mother passed away and she brought me some craft items, plus a really dirty, yellowed Styrofoam head. I covered it with old music, which was very fitting as her mother was a pianist and had taught piano for years.

Don't they look so much better? And your beautiful hats look perfectly at home!

It belonged to my mother...when I was about 10, I decided to put "make-up" on it...painted the lips red, the eyes blue, etc. My poor mother was so tolerant of my attempt at a re-do...she kept it like that all my life...I found it among her things and decided to try again...I like the results much better! ;D

lindy and sheepblue--you might be slow starting out, but the both of you catch up quickly! ;D  Relax and enjoy all the projects everyone is doing...I know we will see plenty of your projects through out 2015!


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Post by: Taramor on January 09, 2015 01:35:24 PM
So many posts - it is hard to keep up  :)!
Wile E Songdog, I love your story about the painted rock you found among your mothers jewellery. I understand your mother so well, I could have done the same.
Kookaloo - I really like your heart and the peace sign. (What did you call it - de-countrysizing?  ;D)
That1girl - I like your granny squares, they are beautiful. And your giant dolli.
Pinekeeo - you make the most fantastic things in wood.
Quaggy - lovely dresses - the pictures bring back so many memories.  And I like the lighthouse  calendar, the sparkle fits the motif.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on January 09, 2015 02:17:49 PM
I think I'll b able to complete 50 projects in a year pretty easily, so on top of that, this year I'm hoping to finish a bunch of WIPs.

January
1. Flower Needle Book
2. Pink Open Wide Zipper Bag
3. Bird Needle Book
4. Purple & Sequin Button Hoopla
5. Ship in a Bottle Embroidery (WIP)
6. Claire's Triangle Quilt (WIP)
7. Thread Spools Mini Quilt

February
8. Seam Ripper Embroidery Hoop
9. "Prick" Pin Cushion
10. B*tches Get Things Done Notebook
11. Orange Project Bag
12. Orange Needle Book
13. Will ZOO Be My Valentines
14. Fabric Embellished Wooden Spoons
15. Wooden Hearts (need to be redone)
16. Crocheted Tamara's Kismet Square - MooglyBlog Afghan CAL #1

March
17. Crocheted Windmill Square - MooglyBlog Afghan CAL #3
18. Crocheted Starburst Square  - MooglyBlog Afghan CAL #2
19. "Please Enter Your Pin" Pin Cushion
20. Woodland Floral Project Bag
21. Mushroom Necklace
22. Mushroom Needle Minder
23. Purple Button & Teal Bead Hoopla
24. Embroidered "A" Necklace
25. Pi Cookie Cutter
26. Painted "K" Hoopla

April
27. Tons of Needle Minders
28. Dyed Easter Eggs
29. Black Bottom Floral Open Wide Zipper Pouch
30. Floral Open Wide Zipper Pouch

May
31. Felt Cacti Stuffies
32. Homemade Vanilla Extract
33. Painted Purple Wooden Spoons
34. Planet Crayon Wallet
35. Tons of Needle Minders
36. We're All Mad Here Decal
37. Lots of Personalized Starbucks Cups
38. Mirror Mirror Decal
39. Love Decal
40. Spider-Man Birthday Shirt
41. Spider-Man Cupcake Toppers

June
42. Baby Onesies
43. Super E Shirt
44. Ethan's Tote Bag
45. Ethan's Cup
46. Personalized Starbucks Cups for Preschool Teachers
47. Ryanosaurus Shirt
48. Super A Shirt
49. Ryan's Tote Bag
50. Ryan's Cup
51. Lots of Personalized Starbucks Cups
52. Asher's Treasure Chest
53. Wood Stain
54. Father's Day Painted Canvas
55. Father's Day Etched Glass Mugs
56. Yard Yahtzee Dice
57. Yard Yahtzee Score Board
58. Clipboard for Jessie

July
59. Crocheted Granny's Shining Star Square - MooglyBlog Afghan CAL #4
60. Lots of Personalized Starbucks Cups
61. Ryanosaurus Painted Canvas

August
62. Lots of Personalized Starbucks Cups
63. Birth Record Embroidery Hoop
64. Kelsey's Tote Bag
65. Kelsey's Cup
66. R2-D2 Shirt
67. C-3PO Shirt
68. Darth Vader Shirt
69. Blue/Green Hexie Bottom Basket
70. Henry's Tote Bag
71. Colin's Tote Bag
72. Rocket Ship Shirt
73. Henry's Cup
74. Decals for Allie's Laptop

September
75. Lots of Personalized Starbucks Cups
76. Adam's Birthday Shirt
77. Adam's Tote Bag
78. "I'd Flex" Shirt
79. Ollieblocks Set
80. Train Shirt
81. Colin's Cup
82. Lots of Needle Minders
83. Hexie Box
84. Race Car Shirt
85. Wyatt's Tote Bag
86. Wyatt's Shirt
87. Asher's Jack O'Lantern Shirt
88. "There's Always Time For Coffee" Notebook
89. Oregon Trail Cross Stitch

October
90. Purple Button Hoop with Teal Paint
91. "My To Do List" Cross Stitch
92. Hexies for Healing - Hexie Flowers
93. Lots of Needle Minders
94. "Cutest Pumpkin in the Patch" Shirt
95. Glow in the Dark Ghost Shirt
96. Namast'ay in Bed Shirt
97. "Save Animals" Shirt
98. Carved Pumpkins
99. TV Tray Table Pressing Board
100. Floral Jack O' Lantern Embroidery
101. Memorial Art Pieces
102. Kitty Costume - Tutu & Kitty Ears
103. Skeleton Beer Belly Shirt
104. 12 Dozen Cookies
105. Yeti Softie

November
106. Raspberry Kiss Mini Quilt
107. Sewing Moleskine Notebook
108. Kristin's Coffee Starbucks Cup
109. Cameron's Starbucks Cups
110. Crocheted Stocking Ornament
111. Emily's Starbucks Cups
112. Set of Glitter Ornaments for School Raffle
113. Hoop Ornaments
114. Thread Spool Ornament
115. Painted Tree Ornament
116. Pom Pom Garland
117. Give Thanks Cross Stitch Hoopla
118. Homemade Buttery Rolls
119. Home Sweet Home Hoopla

December
120. Tons of Personalized Starbucks Cups
121. Hundreds of Glittered Ornaments
122. Hundreds of Floating Ornaments
123. Almost a Hundred Glittered Light of Friendship Bulb Ornaments
124. Magic Santa Keys
125. Glass Cutting Boards
126. Cookies for Santa Plate
127. Countdown to Christmas Plate
128. Christmas Tree Plate
129. Needle Minders
130. Gingerbread House
131. Mini Hoopla Ornaments
132. Crocheted Dish Cloth
133. Hot Cocoa Cookies
134. Rocky Road Cookies
135. It's the Most Wonderful Time For a Beer Shirt
136. Lego Block Pillow
137. 2015 Ort Ornament


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: artsycandice on January 09, 2015 03:11:57 PM
I love the head, and the altered peace sign ornament.

I have been inspired to make some fabric art journal pages this year. Hopefully this project will be on-going.









And a little "Heart of the Forest" fox dotee I made for the fake swap craft-along:



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: that1girl on January 09, 2015 03:23:11 PM
love the blankets and those keys are beautiful


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Naantje on January 09, 2015 03:52:10 PM
Wow, you guys sure have been active in the last nine days! :O I'm taking (and studying for) my final exams, so not much crafting yet on this side. Still, I wanted to claim a spot for my 2015 list, because last year, this craftalong helped me reach over 50. (Still need to upload a couple of pictures even!)

I think the very earliest craft projects I can remember actively working on were these:
Ecoline blow paintings in kindergarten. (Yep, definitely remember blowing on a straw and making something spacey at age 4!)
Two projects I can remember from first grade (when I was 6):
- covering an entire sheet of paper in patches of differently coloured wax crayons, which the teacher then covered in Chinese ink. After that dried, we used toothpicks to draw by scratching of the ink. You got really nice multi-coloured lines.
- an embroidered pencil case. Though we really just used large AIDA fabric and coloured yarn to sample many styles of stitches, and then our teacher backed that fabric with a lining and made an envelope style pencil case that closed with button snaps. Still, I do remember the embroidery!

But I'm sure I did lots more from an even younger age, either in school or at home. My grandfather was an artist who was actually (eventually) able to make a living off his paintings, and my grandmother sewed practically all children's clothes herself. My two nieces and me really cherished the faux-fur winter coats she made us when we were 7, 5 and 3. My mom took after both of them, painting and sewing lots (she was top of her class when she took creative design in weekend art classes) and my father really got into ceramics. Our house was covered in art and crafts! I did stick to writing for a long time to focus my creativity, because I was quite good at that and also because my angsty teenage brain was afraid I wouldn't be able to live up to my heritage. Mainly I made mental pictures and then very intricately told my mum what to make. :P I do think my crafting can hold its own now, and I get many compliments on my knitting, so I'm quite pleased. I've realised that it's not a competition, I do it just for fun.

Naantje's list of 2015 Projects
1. Hanger storage (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438199) - Feb 20th


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 09, 2015 05:05:34 PM
oh gosh--you come from such a creative family!!  lol I remember those crayon drawings...what fun...


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Post by: bushbaby on January 10, 2015 10:20:18 AM
Here's my 1st 2 finishes for this year - a Mug cosy & a mug rug, made for the Fake Swap Craftalong:



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Post by: pinokeeo on January 10, 2015 12:11:51 PM
Nice journal pages.  I see one there from Oregon.  Yay!  And your little fox is adorable.


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Post by: artsycandice on January 10, 2015 12:36:13 PM
Nice journal pages.  I see one there from Oregon.  Yay!  And your little fox is adorable.

Thank you!
I love Oregon. I live there, here, er... ;D. I had to go with the popular "heart in Oregon" theme but added the key because my kids were all born here too. Oregon rocks. I'm just sayin'. ;)


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Post by: artsycandice on January 10, 2015 12:36:57 PM
I said it on the fake-along but I'll say it here too. That cozy, especially, is lovely!


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Post by: goktrose on January 10, 2015 02:28:35 PM
Whew, caught up reading the 22 pages, and I hope to start on some crafting this weekend! Everyone's projects look great so far, off to a very creative and active start for 2015!

Also, to answer the bonus question my earliest crafting memory is between two. The first one is my grandma and I sitting in the livingroom of my old house when I was 5 and me helping her stuff a bunny doll she made me. I was mostly spreading the stuffing around on the floor as "snow" and I very clearly remember covering this bear figurine in it saying it was a sheep now! She also made a sunflower dress and embroidered a face on the bunny, which I found so impressive. It was so special to me, but now it is in my mom's house waiting to have an arm resewn after my little brother pulled it off years ago.

My other memory was in third grade. I wanted to enter my school's art fair, but didn't want to use any 2D medium like the others, cause I was always Ms. Unique as a little girl. So I asked my mom to help me sew a quilt. Me made a simple patchwork baby blanket, with the extra help of my grandma, on my little beginner sewing machine. I distinctly remember crying when my mom was trying tot teach me how to finish the last hole by hand since we sewed wrong sides together and turned the whole thing before basting. That may be why to this day I hate hand sewing with a passion. The blanket ended up with my pet bunny in her cage, which she loved for a few years before destroying. :D


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Post by: trinalocakary on January 10, 2015 02:52:15 PM
Some crafting I did at a bar Friday night
A circlet

A crown using plastic icicles


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Post by: sheepBlue on January 10, 2015 05:40:06 PM
Loving the new projects!

artsycandice - Those fabric journal pages are so inspiring - I'm loving the mixture of textiles you're using and your use of machine stitching for emphasis  :D

bushbaby - I love the pattern on that cozy - I might need to give a shot to colorwork for my own cozies that I'm planning to make. Not knit though, I have no idea how to use two needles, its one for me  ;D

trinalocakary - That's a brilliant use for the icicles! I think it looks perfect on the crown.

I finally snapped some quick pictures of some recent necklaces I made. First a small scale crochet necklace. I love the way this stitch looks and it wasn't too hard to learn! I used some beautiful handspun yarn I received from LeapFeetFirst in a past IYP that has been wasting away in my yarn bin being woefully under-used. Now I can show off the beautiful colors!



I also tried some mixed metal wrapping...I like how it turned out but I'm not sure how often I'll actually wear it...it is rather stiff - go figure. I think I might try this technique again to see if I can make something I'd be more likely to wear. I incorporated a bit off an old hair curler (the focal bit) and a vintage butterfly piece I've had in my stash for a long time.



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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 10, 2015 05:46:27 PM
goktrose--your mom and grandma sounds like htye were very special and really a part of your crafting life...

trina--brilliant use of icicles and...lol crafting in a bar?  Beats watching football!

sheepblue--what a wonderful use of beautiful yarn!  I agree that the softer pieces would be easier to wear...I probably would bend over and spear myself with the second piece...I love your adventure into making unique jewelry pieces...especially the fiberarts ones!


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Post by: Sylvan on January 10, 2015 06:02:36 PM
Ooo! Everyone is making such awesome projects.

This week, and most of this weekend too, for me is going to be spent prepping crafts for a Girl Guide event next Saturday. I went to five stores getting stuff for it today.

I was sitting on the floor in front of the tv, cutting stuff out and grumbling to myself that I wasn't working on my own craft projects, but I've decided that spending many hours getting crafts ready for kidlets should count for at least a couple projects, right? ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: pinokeeo on January 10, 2015 10:05:42 PM
Nice journal pages.  I see one there from Oregon.  Yay!  And your little fox is adorable.

Thank you!
I love Oregon. I live there, here, er... ;D. I had to go with the popular "heart in Oregon" theme but added the key because my kids were all born here too. Oregon rocks. I'm just sayin'. ;)

I live here too, and wouldn't live anywhere else.

Another item that was late for Christmas.  I actually finished this one on January 2.  I had started it last year, after my surgery.  I put it aside, not knowing how I wanted to finish it off.  Somebody asked me if I could insert something in it for a baby, so I added a small carved heart with the baby's name and year date.  I know it's hard to see, but it's just hanging inside the ornament.




And the lucky recipient of said ornament.  He is the sweetest baby and is almost nine months.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: dewshinesdopp on January 11, 2015 05:29:22 AM
O.O  SO MUCH TALENT in this group!  So much productivity.  I, however, have been a complete slacker.  I have successfully organized about half of my embroidery floss into the nifty little organizer Hubster got for me. I need a second one.  I did NOT think I had so much floss... :P

That Icicle Tiara has gotten me thinking...Ice Fairy? Fire Fairy?  Goodness knows I have plenty of icicles, in blue, gold, silver, and I think even a metallic orange, due to my son's massive love for all things orange.    Hmmm...  Of course that means digging them out of the Christmas stuff...I do believe that will get added to the "want to do someday" list. 



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: ZombieLili on January 11, 2015 07:53:59 AM
Wow already so many great projects!
Reading this thread really helps to keep me motivated, even though it is hard to keep up with everything.

This weekend was the first free weekend since ages and it felt soooo good to sit down and be all crafty :3 Missed it so much! It's just hard to find the time with a full-time-job and a part-time-job aaaand household chores   :-\

Here is the miny paintign I did today. The idea came at work while doodling  ;D

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=660347)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: trinalocakary on January 11, 2015 08:20:23 AM
ZombieLili
SQUEEEE! Cute bunny!!!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bookstorebabe on January 11, 2015 09:26:20 AM
bushbaby, kookaloo, and sheepblue-I want to make a peace sign wreath now, the yarn colors in the necklace are lovely, and I love the mug cozy-even though I'd be afraid to use it, I'd spill coffee on it!
Computer died, so I'm going to be behind here for a while. Although I swipe mrbookstorebabe's computer when I can.
I have not been crafty at all this month, that must change! Especially since I won't be spending as much time online. :D :D
My wip is at least 35 years old. My maternal grandma handsewed quilts, and I have the last quilt top she started, plus some of the fabric she used to cut more squares, I worked on it off and on for a while, but not for years now. So, I guess it's really my grandma's wip I inherited.
There's an arty...thing...I was attempting with an old printer, and also one with a piece from a blender plus circuit board, I need to see if I can finish them! The metal blender piece looks like an eye!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 11, 2015 10:26:54 AM
What a lucky and cutie baby!!!  I am amazed at how you can make those twisty pieces!

I love the little bunny painting...does it have its own thread? (off to look in a bit)

I wrapped up a couple of hats...these two are for my nephew and his step-son...I think you can guess which team they like (which I can't mention in my house because hubby is not a fan! ;) )



Then, one of our members had an issue with a free pattern, so I had to make the hat to see where the problem was...we resolved it and I managed to get another hat... ;D



I also destashed some yarn that I have no idea why I originally bought it...so I made an infinity cowl...

Then, I saw a cowl on Averia's Pinterest in 2014, and wanted to try it out...it is a chevron cowl.  It is a bit too flimsy to be warm, so I am going to try it again using two strands of yarn. I actually completed it last year but never posted a picture:



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: trinalocakary on January 11, 2015 05:00:16 PM
I am doing at least 12 small gift pieces of art for friends this year just at random when the mood hits, they can be any medium.
The first 2 are on 5"x5" stretched canvases and are collages based on 2 friends favorite colors and inspired by how I see each person.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: whatthepuck on January 11, 2015 05:39:47 PM
alwaysinmyroom, I'm not a fan right now either.  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 11, 2015 07:00:18 PM
I made these for Gozer for our New Year gift exchange. (Christmas was just too busy for both of us, so we did a gift exchange after the holidays.)



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bushbaby on January 12, 2015 01:11:43 AM
**Challenge entry**

Got another one finished - I have made my 1st ever crochet squares and also joined them together (also the 1st time I have ever done so) to make doll's blanket for a work collegue's 3yo little girl:


Its far from perfect but she wont mind and it was a nice simple way for me to learn the techniques  ;D it doesnt show well in the pic but the white yarn has a nice icy sparkle in it.

These three projects all use the colour blue.


That qualifies them doesn't it?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Averia on January 12, 2015 05:03:58 AM
Then, I saw a cowl on Averia's Pinterest in 2014, and wanted to try it out...it is a chevron cowl.  It is a bit too flimsy to be warm, so I am going to try it again using two strands of yarn. I actually completed it last year but never posted a picture:
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/53609_11Jan15_043.JPG

Oh oh oh! Even better colors that what I had pinned!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 12, 2015 05:49:10 AM
nice doll blanket! Small projects are such a boost...and if you want to learn new things, they are a great way to do it!

Averia...I actually purchased the yarn for that cowl with you in mind...I just have to snag you in the OWS swap!!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: fantasticmio on January 12, 2015 06:29:54 AM
The first 29 charity hats of the year:



These were all loom knit using Loops & Threads Country Loom yarn.  I've got the yarn set aside for the scarves, which I hope I can make soon, then I can make more of them using the neutral colours and the scraps from these.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 12, 2015 07:32:04 AM
Lovely hats Mio!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: trinalocakary on January 12, 2015 07:41:50 AM

These were all loom knit using Loops & Threads Country Loom yarn. 

I am amazed they are done on a loom, those always take me forever and kill my hands, it is amazing how fast and good at that you are


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Sylvan on January 12, 2015 07:44:15 AM
The first 29 charity hats of the year:

29???? Holy moly!
Whichever charity you are giving those to will be glad to have them!

AIMR, I've made a list for my challenge entries in my project list post, I figured it might be easier than trying to comb through so many pages at te end of February...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: edelC on January 12, 2015 09:05:20 AM
Ok I need to be in this too...coupled with my destash intentions...need to get using up stuff!

1-patchwork quilt for brian
2-patchwork quit for Dearbhla
3-recover small sofa
4-make pink coat
5-add trim to pillowcases
6-make journal for Dearbhla
7-make new travel journal for me
8-make cover for old travel journal
9-cut lino to make and print birthday cards
10-cut lino to make and print thank you cards
11-illustrate my short story-graphic novel style
12-make car seat covers
13 make steering wheel cover
14-make shoulder pads/cover for seat belt, x2
15-Find a use for lots of broken jewellery.
16-sucessfully airbrush tee-shirts
17- alter to fit, two dresses
18-make a roman blind
19-paint the writing desk (colours??)
20-Paint bookshelves
21-re-cover seats of kitchen chairs (the cottage)
22-paint coffee table
23-find and fit mantlepiece (the cottage)
24-make a garden gate
25-learn to grow microleaves indoors(does this count as a craft project?)
 
Thats all that I can think of for now!



WIP
1-hand quilted quilt and go rainbow quilt
2-make crazy patchwork squares with left over fabric
3


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: kbrison on January 12, 2015 10:53:29 AM
I've been working on cleaning out and rearranging my craft room, so I haven't gotten many crafts done so far this year. My crochet club is taking part in a raffle later this year, so I've made a few things to go in our patriotic colors themed picnic tote bag: 2 washcloths to wipe away dirt or sand, 1 water bottle tote for hikes, 2 can cozies for lazing around the pool or beach.
CHALLENGE ENTRY - COLOR

Then I've had one baby bootie finished for several years, so I finally made its partner. It took very little time but I didn't like the pattern, so it just sat unloved in my crochet bag for ages.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 12, 2015 10:58:27 AM
I have to say that the yarn projects are moving along at record speed!

Mio--so many hats in so little time!

kbrison--cute little booties!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: elliot_anne on January 12, 2015 12:25:48 PM
I got into crafting when I was probably around 7 or 8 when my mom taught me how to do hair wraps/friendship bracelets (same concept). I remember sitting on the floor with my mom on the couch. She would be doing hair wraps in my hair, and I would be making friendship bracelets. I loved making something from scratch that hadn't been anything before. It was very empowering and liberating. I don't think I have any pictures from that time, but at one point about half of my hair was covered in the hair wraps...

My list this year contains a lot of embroidery. I haven't done any in a while, but it seems to be my happy place. I eat really like working with DMC floss in general: cross stitch, embroidery, friendship bracelets, etc.

Also, I started a 365 project/challenge on March 12th (365 Days of Flora in Watercolor), so my list will now also have lots of watercolor paintings of flowers and stuff.

25/50 Completed:

2015 Completed Project List:
1.   Carousel Steampunk Seahorse Embroidery:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437695.0
2. Zombear Embroidery:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437704.0
3. D is for Dragon Embroidery:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437708.0
4. N is for Narwhal:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437767.0
5. Pink Puff Flowers:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438720.0
6. Blue-Green Coral:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438720.0
7. Dandelions:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438720.0
8. Chili Peppers:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438720.0
9. Blue-Green Sea Fern:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438720.0
10. Clovers:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438720.0
11. Cherry Blossom Tree:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438720.0
12. Blue-Green Seaweed:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438720.0
13. Yellow Lotus:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438720.0
14. Purple Lotus:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438720.0
15. Cactus Trio:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438720.0
16. Fire Stick Plant:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438720.0
17. eat Tree:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438720.0
18. Sunflowers:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438720.0
19. Lavender:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438720.0
20. Thistle
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438720.0
21. Daffodils:
22. Poppies:
23. Rose pile of flesh:
24. Chrysanthemums:
25. Hummingbird:
26. Floral Pattern:
27. Iris:
28. Tulips:
29. Calla Lilies:
30. Art Collaboration:
31. Mushrooms:
32. Wild and Free Quote:
33. Happy Birthday:
34. Soar:
35. Thank You:
36. Congrats:
37. Charlotte Wreath:
38. C Monogram:
39. Mushroom and Snitch ATCs:
40. Stained Glass Flowers:
41. Lemonade Flowers:
42. Hibiscus:
43. Nature's Fertilizer:
44. Clover and Blueberry:
45. Pink Circle Roses:
46. Blossom Branches:
47. Hyacinth:
48. Fuchsia:
49. Apple-Blueberry Teething Biscuit "Cookies":
50. Sweet Potato Teething Biscuit "Cookies":

WOOHOO! I HIT 50 PROJECTS ALREADY! I'm just gunna keep going!! :)

2015 New Project List:
Carousel Steampunk Dragon Embroidery
Zombie Bear Embroidery
Rubber Ducky Embroidery
Vegetarian Dinosaur Embroidery
Pegasus Embroidery
Yeti Embroidery
Narwhal Embroidery
Steampunk Submarine Embroidery
Cuddly Bears Embroidery
365 Days of Flora Watercolors (started 3/12, so I won't finish til next year)
Draw Artwork for Kids’ Book
Carousel Steampunk Seahorse Embroidery
D is for Dragon Embroidery
Charlotte Bunting Embroidery
Charlotte Wreath Embroidery
Decorate Hot Air Balloon Baskets for C's room
Tip-A-Day Present for K + A

2015 WIP Project List:
Avenged Sevenfold bracelet for J
Elephant Key Holder
Put rest of Pokemon Cross Stitches into Hoops and Hang


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: pinokeeo on January 12, 2015 07:33:13 PM
I can't wait to see some of your projects.  Steampunk and all.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: lindyv321 on January 13, 2015 08:30:03 AM
I am finally working on things for 2015!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 13, 2015 08:44:59 AM
I am finally working on things for 2015!

Hooray!!  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: fantasticmio on January 13, 2015 12:47:29 PM
I'm calling this one "Feeling Cross":


Just need to write up the pattern for it, now!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 13, 2015 12:51:38 PM
Oh my word, Mio!  I cannot believe how fast you crank these things out! These shades of green look very good together.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: RedheadWithThread on January 14, 2015 01:30:44 AM
My first project of the year (that I actually got a picture of):


I started in December but put it aside because I'm not a fan of pink :P The purple yarn is there for scale.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: that1girl on January 14, 2015 03:13:24 AM
omg 29 hats  :D great job


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 14, 2015 08:15:31 AM
I love the shade of greens!

FreekieGeekie--nice bag!  I am not a fan of pink either, but mixed with the other colors, it looks good to me! Is the bag for someone else?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: lindyv321 on January 14, 2015 08:59:15 AM
I really like the green blanket!  I can't believe how fast you make them!

The bag is fantastic!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: artsycandice on January 14, 2015 11:34:27 AM
When I saw that green blanket my first thought was that it would make an awesome checkerboard for kids to play with if you kitted/crocheted little circles. :D Love it.

I love the flamingo camouflage idea. I might have to draw that. ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 14, 2015 11:38:22 AM

I love the flamingo camouflage idea. I might have to draw that. ;D

YES. I think you should.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: quaggy on January 14, 2015 05:47:34 PM
Destashing supplies is always fun.  I used up cloth diapers managed to use some flannel and ribbon from my stash as well. 15  Burp cloths for a co-workers daughter.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 14, 2015 06:18:43 PM
What lovely fabrics for a baby!  That was some destashing!  I am sure it will be a much appreciated gift!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: RedheadWithThread on January 15, 2015 02:33:53 AM
Always, it was mostly just to de-stash but several people have shown interest in it. I live in the Crossroads area of Louisiana so there are lots of female hunters and women who support their spouse/friend/sibling/children's hunting with a show of pink. One even told me she wears pink camo hunting but can't figure out why she can't bag a duck ::)

Those burp clothes are cute, quaggy :D Love the prints!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 15, 2015 06:49:50 AM
I'm getting off to a very slow start, I have the winter blues and can't get to grips with anything much but here is a big grocery bag I made today from a home dec remnant. Its approx 20" x 20" with a 4" gusset. I'm giving it to my SiL as I have some stuff to send her anyway and it may as well travel in a nice new bag  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 15, 2015 08:15:37 AM
How nice to make a bag for your SIL's goodies!

The burp cloths are so cute. I recognize some of those fabrics as ones I've used in the past for baby projects, too.  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: lindyv321 on January 15, 2015 09:26:34 AM
Burp cloths always come in handy!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bookstorebabe on January 15, 2015 09:59:28 AM
You all are crafting machines! Take a bow, everyone!
I'm off to a slow start, the only thing I'm working on is for a swap partner. But I'm getting to try making something new to me, which is fun.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: elliot_anne on January 15, 2015 09:08:09 PM
Here are my first 2 projects of the year! (Sorry they're tipped over. Don't know why they're doing that or how to make them sit up straight...) I love embroidery (well, anything involving DMC floss, really), but I also like to add a little something special to my pieces - 3D elements, preparing my own fabric, or drawing my own designs. I like to make each one unique somehow.

Both of these designs are from Urban Threads, but I did things to them to make them one of a kind pieces.

Carousel Steampunk Seahorse Embroidery



For this one, I hand carved the sail boat and anchor stamps and then used fabric paint to make the fabric print you see, then embroidered the seahorse on top.

Zombear Embroidery



This little guy has actual stuffing coming out of the holes in his head and side. Also, his eye is a real button that I sewed on.





Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: RedheadWithThread on January 16, 2015 01:23:04 AM
Awesome bag and love those hoops! :o


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: meleriffic on January 16, 2015 08:03:39 AM
Love the fun hoops. Your unique touches make them great!

Yesterday morning I quickly fixed my sons pants. Somehow he always manages to destroy the knees. So it's a simple patch, but hopefully they will be a lot warmer. (I just sewed in some fleece scraps I had.)


And a WIP from my list
I was going through and reorganizing my craft room and pulled out this scarf that I started for my husband the end of 2013. I already had it on my list, so instead of putting it back away, I decided to just go ahead and finish it.



(The sad thing is all it needed was to have the ends woven in and then to block it. But I'm still counting it this year, because I didn't count it in 2013.)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 16, 2015 08:31:45 AM
bushbaby--do you mean that Redheart yarn I sent for you to try? ;D  Now that I have used Stylecraft, I doubt if I will ever use that yarn again...after washing a few times, it does get softer...so they say...at least it will be rugged enough to be used at work and washed many times! ;D

I am working on my third blanket for the year...this time for an unknown sex baby...so purples, greys, creams...hope my order gets here today!

Kooki--hopefully, staying busy during these dreary winter months will help you stave off the blues!

Mel, I bet it feels good to have a WIP done!

I have seen so many posts on fixing holes in pants...I swear I have patched my hubby's jeans enough to make three or four pairs of pants!  I bet the fleece is nice and soft and will make the pants last a lot longer!

elliot_anne...such good ideas to making each piece of embroidery unique, adding your own personal touches!  I really like the idea of stamping your own fabrics and then embroidering a similar theme pattern...the sea horse is perfect with your little sailboats!

FreakieGeekie--lol I think the pink camo would not really work in a real hunting situation! ;D  I just love the color combo, even if it is not for hunting...plus the bag shape is nice!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: lindyv321 on January 16, 2015 09:07:45 AM
Love those hoops!  I have been working on swap projects but have plans to make myself a Valentines Day mug rug soon.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: spikefan on January 16, 2015 05:42:05 PM
Hi everyone! Looks like I'm a little late to the game. I'm hoping keeping a list of things will get me to actually make them.  :D

8/50

1. wood play kitchen for Emily
2. socks for me - Utah yarn
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661160)
3. socks for me - Vegas Lights yarn
4. socks for me - Phoenix yarn
5. socks for me - Farm stand yarn
6. socks for mom - Vegas Lights yarn
7. socks for mom - Pueblo yarn
8. socks for me - Oceanic yarn
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661161)
9. cage cover for bunny
10. hay bag for bunny
11. big hammock for bunny
12. felt/crochet cookie set for Emily
13. felt ice pops for Emily
14. felt/crochet ice cream for Emily
15. felt/crochet cupcakes for Emily
16. felt/crochet doughnuts for Emily
17. Psych cross stitch
18. Wizard of Oz cross stitch
19. Being Human cross stitch
20. sewing machine cover
21. skull stitch markers
22. car trash bag
23. Buffy scythe
24. Notebooks for Emily
25. Elsa wig for niece
26. Cupcake floss bobbins
27. Paint & recover ice cream parlor chairs
28. Paint table
29. Castiel plushie (WIP)
30. Tiny Castiel amigurumi (WIP)
31. Being Human chibi art (WIP)
32. Tiny Loki amigurumi
33. Flip-top mittens
34. vulture amigurumi
35. Hunger Games hoop
36. LOTR hoop
37. Damselfly ATC
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661179)
38. Shoebill ATC
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661165)
39. Vulture Guineafowl ATC
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661175)
40. Asian Paradise Flycatcher ATC
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661176)
41. Eastern Yellow-billed hornbill ATC
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661177)
42. Watercolor Greece ATC
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661178)
43. Boondock Saints ATC set
44. Loki ATC
45. Castiel ATC
46. Blue Doors in Greece ATC
47. Puffin ATC
48. Beach sunset ATC
49. Stork-billed Kingfisher ATC
50. Spoonbill ATC


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 17, 2015 09:11:12 AM
#4


I bought the purple dress and copied it to make the green version  ;D I had to make the green one as I'd bought green shoes and had nothing to wear with them  :D
My Beloved says I ought to make more in every colour I can get hold of AND he will buy me matching shoes! I think it's the shock of seeing my legs that did that to him *lol*


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Averia on January 17, 2015 11:35:18 AM
Very nice kookaloo! The style is very flattering. Your husband is right, you should be showing those legs!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: that1girl on January 17, 2015 12:34:51 PM
all the same pattern (http://www.lookatwhatimade.net/crafts/yarn/crochet/free-crochet-patterns/block-37-prince-protea-square-photo-tutorial-pattern/) with a few changes on each

4.   granny square
5.   granny square
6.   granny square

7.   hat
8.   hat


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: artsycandice on January 17, 2015 02:36:05 PM
Cute dress! I need to learn to make clothes. I hate shopping for them but my few favorites fall apart because they're all I wear! ;D

I love those granny squares. I love all the colors and the different textures and stitches. I need me some granny squares. :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bookstorebabe on January 17, 2015 03:27:05 PM
that1girl, I can see the first two granny squares in those colors being used to make a beautiful winter blanket.
kookaloo, lovely dress!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Averia on January 17, 2015 07:22:12 PM
Sort of a completed project today - tho I have no idea what I am going to do with them...

I have been reading a lot about gelatin monoprinting. I mixed up a slab of gelatin yesterday and spent some time today trying different things on it. I clearly need to gather more stuff for making patterns. I tried a couple different patterned fabrics to make patterns on paper and those didn't work too well. cookie cutters were interesting and some antique chocolate molds were cool, and yeah, you can't really see any of the patterns when this many pieces are squooshed into the picture, but here it is.


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Post by: artsycandice on January 17, 2015 10:02:30 PM
Ooh, Averia, I love your experiments. What to do with them... you could cut them down for ATCs (2 1/2x3 1/2"). You could cut strips or triangles or other shapes out of them and use them to embellish things. Ooh! Fold solid colored card stock into cards and cut out shapes from your prints to make your own notecards. Fold them in half and make simple blank books with a stab-stitch bind. Or put two together (one the front cover and one the back) and use a simple Japanese stab stitch to make a little notebook. (There are many tutorials online).


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Post by: Taramor on January 17, 2015 10:54:14 PM
The green dress is very flattering on you, Kookaloo. And, That1girl - Wat lovely and interesting granny squares!


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Post by: bushbaby on January 18, 2015 12:08:14 AM
bushbaby--do you mean that Redheart yarn I sent for you to try? ;D  Now that I have used Stylecraft, I doubt if I will ever use that yarn again...after washing a few times, it does get softer...so they say...at least it will be rugged enough to be used at work and washed many times! ;D

Yes indeed it is the Redheart yarn of Not-Softness. Glad to hear it may soften with washing - to be honest I really wasnt sure if I would ever use it when I first felt how rough it was, so Im happy to find a project it is suited for. plus the colours are just to beautiful to waste.


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Post by: sheepBlue on January 18, 2015 04:56:51 AM
Oh neat experiements Averia! I should check out gelli printing  :)

I have been working lately on the curiosity cabinet swap and while having all my bits and bobs out, made a fun little faux pond in a mini altoid tin. Some rocks, moss, texture paste to simulate a dirt bottom, and some super tiny polyclay koi fish, all set in resin. It's so charmingly tiny!!







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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 18, 2015 05:51:33 AM
Thanks for the comments on my dress, I'm making another one today  ;D Blue and brown paisley jersey that I bought ages ago and never got around to using. I used to shy away from colours and patterns,got sucked into the "fat women should wear dark,plain clothes" mindset but not any more  ;D fat women,like thin women should wear whatever the hell they like  :D

LOVE that tiny fish pond in a tin, it is very realistic!


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Post by: meleriffic on January 18, 2015 07:58:09 AM
Love the little fish pond!


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 18, 2015 08:13:30 AM
#5


I added an extra 1.5" to the length of the bodice on this one so the waistline is closer to my natural waist. I also made the skirt a little longer. I feel like it needs a fancy hat and a wedding invitation  ;D it is a lovely soft jersey fabric and it feels great on.


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Post by: Renstar on January 18, 2015 08:17:24 AM
That dress is lovely and so are the shoes  ;D

You are making good progress with these.


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Post by: anna.wahnsinn on January 18, 2015 09:08:44 AM
So many beautiful and inspiring projects!

Kookaloo_Starr, those dresses are so great! I really want to make a similar one for myself, and now I am certain that I'll use my patterned jersey for a dress instead of a shirt. Did you cut the green dress apart for your pattern, or did you manage to keep that intact?

Even though I don't like koi, that I love sheepBlue's tiny pond goes without saying, right? :)


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Post by: sheepBlue on January 18, 2015 09:13:36 AM
Even though I don't like koi, that I love sheepBlue's tiny pond goes without saying, right? :)

Koi aren't my favorite fish either, but somehow when I think of fish in a pond that's just the first thing I think of. Probably comes from growing up in a place where some of the local parks have fish and of course naturally (or not so naturally) they're koi.


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 18, 2015 09:16:14 AM
So pleased someone noticed my awesome shoes  :D my SiL introduced me to a wonderful website everything5pounds and I have been on a shoe shopping spree ever since  ::)

Anna, the green dress was made from copying the purple dress I haven't had to cut anything up, I laid it down on paper and drew around most of the shapes but for the armholes and the darts I stabbed a pin through the dress to mark the paper to get the right curve.
My next one will be plain red  :)


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Post by: Renstar on January 18, 2015 09:19:40 AM
OMG Kookaloo Starr, what are you doing to me???

I don't *need* new shoes!!

How do you find their sizing?


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Post by: Smeddley on January 18, 2015 09:58:12 AM
I have been off to a super-slow start this year!  Which is good, since it means I'm spending time doing other things that really need to be done (like cleaning...).  And one of my projects pretty much took up an entire two weeks!

1. Wallet for me!  My wallet was falling apart, but I couldn't find one I liked:



(more info here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437730.0))

2. 12 Days of Birth-mas - tags, boxes, envelopes, and learning about my new Cameo Silhouette! (I made a pattern and EVERYTHING - see link for details) Much more than what's pictured here, but this gives the general idea.  Used up a LOT of stashed scrapbook paper!



(that tile is my ridiculous kitchen counter, not the floor, just so you know... I don't normally give presents on the floor... unless they're for the dog...)

(more info here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437731.0))

And... that's it.  Hopefully I'll get to work on some WIPs soon, and I do have swap stuff to work on, but for now, back to the cleaning...  :/


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 18, 2015 10:05:17 AM
Sorry  ::) I've found them to be pretty good size wise and haven't had a problem with fit, I would say to go higher rather than smaller if you're a half size.
Keeping it crafty Hubby promised me new shoes for any new dresses I make  ;D


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Post by: Mixedpibbles on January 18, 2015 10:57:28 AM
So basically I make a list of projects I want to do for this year and post it in this thread? Then you post completed projects and cross them off the list . There are also project ideas too?  Is it to late to start?


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Post by: artsycandice on January 18, 2015 11:04:44 AM
So basically I make a list of projects I want to do for this year and post it in this thread? Then you post completed projects and cross them off the list . There are also project ideas too?  Is it to late to start?


You can start whenever you want to. Last year I came in during the summer. I also didn't touch much of my "projects to make" list. I just tacked things on at the end as I finished something. There is really no right or wrong way to organize or share your list. Whatever makes sense to you and helps you get things made this year. Welcome and have fun. I can't wait to see what you will be up to. :)


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Post by: Mixedpibbles on January 18, 2015 11:11:40 AM
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You can start whenever you want to. Last year I came in during the summer. I also didn't touch much of my "projects to make" list. I just tacked things on at the end as I finished something. There is really no right or wrong way to organize or share your list. Whatever makes sense to you and helps you get things made this year. Welcome and have fun. I can't wait to see what you will be up to. :)
Thanks maybe it will motivate me more. I have a Grand Daughter  Zooey due on Valentine's day so it will be a lot of baby stuff. I have already made her tons of blankets, and sleep sacks, burp cloths etc.


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Post by: anna.wahnsinn on January 18, 2015 11:27:15 AM
Even though I don't like koi, that I love sheepBlue's tiny pond goes without saying, right? :)

Koi aren't my favorite fish either, but somehow when I think of fish in a pond that's just the first thing I think of. Probably comes from growing up in a place where some of the local parks have fish and of course naturally (or not so naturally) they're koi.

Ah, that would explain why I would need a duck, frogs, and maybe some plain grey-brown tiny baby fishies...


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Post by: DncingDreamer on January 18, 2015 12:04:16 PM
Finished project #1! Had to redo the rope on the cat's scratching post.



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Post by: that1girl on January 18, 2015 12:40:12 PM
The tiny pond is amazing it looks so realistic


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Post by: Averia on January 18, 2015 12:58:37 PM
The koi pond is beautiful!

Love the wallet - great fabric choice.

hmm scratching post - nice! what a good and useful project to craft.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 18, 2015 03:52:55 PM
I like the variations on your granny squares, that1girl!  The colors are so lovely!

kookaloo--wow...you look very fancy in your dresses!  I really love the printed one a lot!  You are so right about something:  If you feel great in something you are wearing, it does not matter what size you are!  Clothing that fits well and is flattering comes in all sizes!

sheepblue--your pond in a tin is so realistic!  It sort of freaked me out a bit...I love miniatures but it does look so real!

spikefan--welcome--good to see so many socks on your list!

Smeddley--Nice wallet--I caved and bought a new one...not happy with it, but it will do until I can make a new one...also, nice numbered tags...I have not even taken my new cutting machine out of the box yet!!  I just have not had time!

I wonder if my cats would use a scratching post?  My poor wicker hamper is about to be put out to the trash...that is what they use now!  nice job on fixing up one for your cat!

We still have two weeks left in January--so many challenge projects and also lots of other projects!

Welcome any new members...this is a fun group and everyone is here to cheer you on and help you out!


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Post by: goktrose on January 18, 2015 09:33:42 PM
O that teeny pond and those gorgeous dresses are simply wonderful! kookaloo, you make me want to really try my hand at sewing some clothes!

I have finished my first projects of 2015! I have been a bit blah lately, but I forced myself to ignore my blues and accomplish something during the last two weekends.

First, my dad tore a tendon on his tricep and had arm surgery, so I sent him a care package including this fleece heating pad filled with rice and earl gray tea.



Secondly, my supervisor likes to pound on his office window and hold up teeny signs with people's names written on them when he needs someone (which is verrryyy annoying). I am the closest one to his office but I also cannot read his signs so I made these paddles with the first initial of each of our names on them so we can clearly see who he wants.



Finally, I made myself two pairs of earrings from polymer clay, which I have always wanted to try. I haven't done much with polymer clay, but I am so happy that these came out to the correct size just by me hand rolling the clay and comparing it to other earrings!







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Post by: artsycandice on January 18, 2015 11:40:14 PM
Haha! Those letter paddles are too funny. You'll have to tell us what your boss thinks of them, and if they get used. I love it!


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Post by: dewshinesdopp on January 19, 2015 04:39:09 AM
There are so many amazing things posted here!  All of you with your yarns and your hooplas and...I am so jealous that I can't post anything as "completed" yet.  Seriously though, you all are SO AMAZING! 

I have gotten the "carry over" from the dreaded hazmat infested craft room cleaned up.  I have a "fireplace room" clean and livable, and 3/4 of my dining room table is back to clean and usable.  The rest will be cleaned up today.

I have also organized and sorted my embroidery flosses and given the extras to my daughter- along with all of her "crafting cord' from when she was obsessed with making friendship bracelets. 

I have also gotten a bunch of papers that there was no way I was ever actually using taken to my son's art teacher, along with a bunch of unused cards of types that I will never send. 

I also got my patterns organized and have picked out the one I am starting with.  It's been way too many years since I touched a machine so I am starting out relatively easy with a simple t-tunic for my son.  So, it's even something off the list.  YAY ME! :P


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 19, 2015 04:47:37 AM
You have accomplished a lot even if you don't have a finished project to share dewshinesdopp  :)


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Post by: edelC on January 19, 2015 06:00:36 AM

 made a fun little faux pond in a mini altoid tin. Some rocks, moss, texture paste to simulate a dirt bottom, and some super tiny polyclay koi fish, all set in resin.

wow this is beautiful, the resin gives it such depth


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Post by: sheepBlue on January 19, 2015 06:22:22 AM
Thanks everyone!  ;D


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 19, 2015 08:17:08 AM
dewshinesdopp--wow!  I am so envious of your organizing and destashing!  Very encouraging and inspirational!

goktrose--what a nice gift for your Dad!  Healing thoughts to him!

You must have a boss from hell...I hope he has a sense of humor...those paddles are just too funny...maybe he will realize how sort of rude that is...or not...they are nice, but...really? ;D

I think it is hard to find nice earrings for gauged ears.  I like your designs, especially the second pair!


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 19, 2015 08:29:23 AM
Holy mackerel!  I know it has not been all that long since I've visited, but yet there are PAGES of stuff to see! 

That1girl has been crocheting like a mad woman (great granny squares!) and the wallet is awesome and the koi pond is freaking fantastic!  Gotta love Kookie's dresses!  Who doesn't love a pretty dress with matching shoes?  The initial paddles are hilarious! 


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Post by: goktrose on January 19, 2015 11:55:53 AM
Thanks for the feedbackguys! Yea, my boss is sort of the worst, only been there two months and already seeking a new job. -.-

Can I just point out that we are already nineteen days into January! I looked down at the date in the corner of my screen and was really shocked! Everyone has already done so much though.

dewshinesdopp, I hope I can channel you and get to some organizing. The weather is nice, so I almooossttt have the cleaning bug, but I am not quite motivated enough! ;)


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Post by: lindyv321 on January 20, 2015 08:19:55 AM
So many pages to catch up on!  Everyone is making such wonderful things! I love those dresses kookaloo. I wish I could sew clothing.  I love maxi skirts and dresses, maybe that would be a good place to start....

I busted out my embroidery machine over the weekend and made a patch for the mug rug I have planned.  The embroidery didn't turn out perfectly as I am still learning the in's and out's of machine embroidery.. but it will do since it's just for me.  I am hoping to sew up the mug rug this weekend and share next week.  I also worked on a little creeper for the Cabinet of Curiosities swap and he's been watching me while I work in the craft room. 


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 20, 2015 09:56:10 AM
Maxi skirts are really easy, Lindy! That would be a great place to start, I agree.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 20, 2015 10:01:41 AM
I know I was going to put away the yarn for a bit, but I can't...

new born knit hat to match the afghan for my great-nephew-to be!


knit fingerless mitts for a friend...WIP


crochet heart


Another Phannie beret for me (crochet)


Knit cup cosies for a friend


action shot:


My new yarn order will be here today, before I have had a chance to use up the last (4 orders  ::)) order! I better keep knitting/crocheting! ;D

Almost forgot...I installed a shelf to hold most of my buttons so I could reach them easily without nearly spilling them all over! ;D The boxes under the shelf also hold buttons, mostly vintage or handmade.



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Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on January 20, 2015 12:45:55 PM
There's a lot of busy people on this thread! I'm still plugging away at one very, very big project.  :P


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Post by: elliot_anne on January 20, 2015 10:47:25 PM
Embroidery 3/26 done in my A is for... Mythical Creatures Alphabet series for baby Charlotte's wall! (which also means 4/50 total for the year so far)

This one has a bit of a back story. N is for Narwhal!

N is for Narwhal is actually an inside joke in our family. When we were having a discussion about narwhals, Jeremy said they were mythical creatures. He would not believe me when I told him they were real until I showed him actual pictures of them. There's no way we COULDN'T include them on our mythical creature wall for baby Charlotte.







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Post by: fantasticmio on January 21, 2015 04:45:08 AM
I love the narwhal!

For Jeremy, here is a SciShow video about them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15wVJjozM6Q


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 21, 2015 06:24:39 AM
Your wall is going to be epic!  Cute addition...what a fab idea to do the alphabet for a child's room...wow--you have a lot of embroidering to do! ;D


Here is my ballerninni that I sent to my swap partner.  My favorite part was making her ballet slippers! ;D
I am snagging my partner's picture because I forgot to take them...



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Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 21, 2015 08:35:33 AM
AIMR, you have been so busy!!  I wish I had room for shelves in my craft room!  *sigh* Maybe once my daughter moves out and my honey gets his mancave (right now I share the craft room with him, so it's half full of computer stuff and Magic The Gathering cards)...

Cute narwhal and adorable ballerninni!


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 21, 2015 09:44:43 AM
What a beautiful balletninni  ;D

Todays project isn't pretty but it is practical. I made two double draught excluders, one for the kitchen door/back door and one for the living room/front door. We have terribly draughty outer doors which I can't do anything about but I CAN make sure the draughts don't encroach on our living space, so I did  :)
They're stuffed with the inners from a couple of old pillows.



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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 21, 2015 10:07:12 AM
Those things are really effective!  I like the double ones because they move with the door!

Nice that you made your own because the bought ones are about $10 or more!


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 21, 2015 10:43:33 AM
Smart, kookie!  I have a friend who recently made some of those as well. You would think that here in Arizona we wouldn't have a need for something like that, but it can be equally expensive to have your airconditioning leaking out from under the door!


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Post by: elliot_anne on January 21, 2015 11:13:44 AM
Oh my goodness, the ballerninni is just so cute! I love her tiara, and the eyes are just perfect!

The draught blockers are cool. I would never think of making something like that (practical things aren't usually my forte, haha).


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 21, 2015 11:15:44 AM
I've noticed a difference already this evening,can't think why I didn't make them years ago  ::)
I think I will use the rest of the fabric to make a door curtain for the front door.


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Post by: lindyv321 on January 21, 2015 03:42:05 PM
You are all making such wonderful stuff!  AIMR all those yarn goodies are wonderful as is the Ninni! 

I think the animal alphabet hoops are such a wonderful idea and I love the colors of the narwhal hoop.

I agree with bunny that draft blockers could be useful here in our blistering hot AZ summers!


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Post by: sheepBlue on January 21, 2015 05:21:51 PM
The embroidery hoops and ninnis are so cute! and the draft stopper is genius. I never thought for it to be used to keep cold air in - though that's not so much the problem here in the north (stupid winter). Though I try to remain thankful that it's been a much more mild winter than last year  :)

I have some swap packages waiting to be received before I can share but I did do a super quick project just now that I finished and hung...

I found a fallen chunk of wasp nest (actually the nest was in a tree by my apartment gym and had fallen out after a violent wind storm). I wisely left it alone for a long time, and finally decided to investigate after a long period of it sitting out in freezing temps, rain, and all other manner of bad weather which in my mind would hopefully ensure that all former residents were gone. It was damp but looked abandoned, so I took it back to my apartment and set about to dry it out. I think the nest is beautiful but I am so terribly paranoid about letting bees, wasps, etc into the apartment so I had it in a zipped up bag for a while to just be safe and then when that was all done, finally mounted it in a recessed type frame for display. A new curio for my walls!  :D



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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 21, 2015 06:05:45 PM
The simplest things of nature are so beautiful!  How did you mount it in the shadowbox?


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Post by: sheepBlue on January 21, 2015 06:11:37 PM
Uh well, hot glue  :D It's doing the trick.


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Post by: kbrison on January 21, 2015 06:19:51 PM
I wouldn't have thought to mount a wasps' nest, but it's wonderful!

If all these cute ninnis keep showing up, I may have to try my hand at one. Nice job on the ballerninni, AIMR.

Good way to use fabric remnants to make something useful, Kookaloo. Now imagine using all the money you'll save on heating bills to buy more craft supplies!  ;D


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Post by: Smeddley on January 21, 2015 08:37:41 PM
Sheepblue, I just knocked a very small wasp nest out of one of our birdfeeders, I noticed one cell isn't open... I kind of want to open it to see if there's a partially developed wasp in there, but I am phobic about bees and wasps and even though it has been very cold here, I'm worried it's just hibernating and will fly out at me. I need one of those glove boxes so it can be completely contained...


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Post by: sheepBlue on January 22, 2015 05:12:49 AM
Sheepblue, I just knocked a very small wasp nest out of one of our birdfeeders, I noticed one cell isn't open... I kind of want to open it to see if there's a partially developed wasp in there, but I am phobic about bees and wasps and even though it has been very cold here, I'm worried it's just hibernating and will fly out at me. I need one of those glove boxes so it can be completely contained...

Oh smeddley lol. You're so funny. There was a second comb attached to the entire piece but after some careful investigating (outside) I did find quite a few of those types of combs where they were covered up and because I fear inviting a hive to take refuge in my warm apartment I decided against keeping that bit of the comb  :D Who knows, maybe the cold killed them off anyway, but I'm not taking any chances.

My bf said that because I brought the comb into the house, I am now officially in charge of any bee killing/ridding/etc. duties...which will probably not go over well because I run away from bees, not to them.  ::) They're very cool an and interesting as long as they maintain their distance  ;D


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Post by: Averia on January 22, 2015 05:44:25 AM
I wish I had been a better sewer when my girls were little - at least i am lucky enough to craft for Anne's girls

This is my favorite style toddler dress


and the back


First attempt at a simple peasant dress


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 22, 2015 05:53:10 AM
Those little dresses are so adorable!

And what a neat idea to mount a comb like that!  I would never have thought of it!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 22, 2015 06:14:10 AM
Those are so cute!  Both of those are going to look adorable worn!  I like the matching hair accessories!


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Post by: Mixedpibbles on January 22, 2015 08:50:16 AM
Those dresses are so adorable Averia. My first Granddaughter is due Valentines Day I cannot wait to make her cute outfits, and hair accessories.


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Post by: kbrison on January 22, 2015 09:38:53 AM
Averia, that was my favorite pattern, too, when my girls were toddlers. Comes together so quickly and easily and yet looks so cute when worn, plus it's easy to embellish with applique, laces, ribbons, buttons, embroidery, piping, patch pockets, etc. and can be reversible.


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Post by: lindyv321 on January 22, 2015 12:17:54 PM
Sheepblue, I just knocked a very small wasp nest out of one of our birdfeeders, I noticed one cell isn't open... I kind of want to open it to see if there's a partially developed wasp in there, but I am phobic about bees and wasps and even though it has been very cold here, I'm worried it's just hibernating and will fly out at me. I need one of those glove boxes so it can be completely contained...

Reminds me of the wasp scene in The Shining....

That dress is adorable!  Think if I made one big enough my 14 year old would wear it???


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Post by: cursive_queen on January 22, 2015 12:51:54 PM
Those dresses are so cute - I love the apron style one with the bloomers


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Post by: Smeddley on January 22, 2015 06:11:55 PM
I may try something with my wasp nest, but I have so much swap stuff to do because my Goal Book took FOREVER this year!  I'm pretty much behind on everything else but it's finally DONE!

I've just typed up a ton on the project page, so go there if you want the full story (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437807.0), but basically it's a scrappy/arty/journally book of goals for the upcoming year:



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Post by: spikefan on January 22, 2015 08:05:33 PM
Wow, this thread moves fast. So many lovely things!

elliot_anne, great narwhal hoop!
AIMR, cute ballerninni! And such lovely crochet and knitted things!
Ave, those dresses are so pretty!
Smeddley, what a fun book! I will have to show your project page to my mom. I introduced her to some stuff about art journaling a couple of days ago and think your book would be good inspiration for her. I also think I may use a couple of your ideas for my daughters custom wreck this journal she wants me to make.

Sorry in advance for the abundance of projects, I've made a few things this week and finally had time to take pics and share. I learned how to knit socks back in December and they are now one of my favorite things to make. I unfortunately learned that I am allergic to wool and had to find some wool-free yarn to use, so I picked up some Premier Wool-Free and it makes the most colorful and wonderful feeling socks. I made two pairs this week, one in Utah and one in Oceanic.
2.

8.


I decided to do some new things with ATCs other than my chibi characters and monster drawings so I have been spending a lot of time drawing lately. I used a mix of Copic and Bic Mark-Its and made a Damselfly ATC based on this (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/278097345710889329/) photograph on pinterest.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661179)

And I recieved a beautiful Vulture ATC from Chameleonhound in the Dec. Ongoing ATC swap and it inspired me to give sketching a try. I had some interesting birds pinned to my pinterest that I thought would be fun to draw so I drew a few of them up as ATCs.  

Shoebill, Vulture Guinea, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, and a Eastern Yellow-billed Hornbill
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661165) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661175) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661176) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661177)

I was also inspired by some artwork of Greece on pinterest and decided to try watercolors and made an ATC of a window in Greece. Had some issues with getting the right colors and them bleeding over onto the white but hoping my next try goes better.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661178)



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: elliot_anne on January 22, 2015 09:36:13 PM
sheepblue That wasp nest shadow box is SOOOO COOL! I don't think I would be brave enough to bring one into the house, haha.

averia Those dresses are so cute!! I tried making a dress for my little girl, and I am just really not good at sewing. It was not worth the amount of effort it took from me, haha.

smeddley Love the goal book. The little owl on the cover is super cute!

spikefan Those socks look so cozy! And the ATCs are awesome. I love the pencil sketch ATC style!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: trinalocakary on January 22, 2015 11:01:10 PM
SheepBlue if you want more hornet nests I had an infestation last year. They were getting very aggressive so I had to spray 9 freaking nests under every eave around my house and garage and more in the woodpile and even one nest in the end of a pipe on the fence.
I know mine are dead but probably toxic as well, I leave bees alone but half the nests were yellow jackets and half hornets and they would fight


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Averia on January 23, 2015 03:52:33 AM
Blue and white socks? Really? Those are gorgeous! I have never seen a more lovely combination of shades. Nice sketches too - even the vulture is done beautifully, though I think they are about the ugliest birds ever.

Oh Smeddley, your post here doesn't even begin to give a clue as to how amazing the journal is on the inside :D I hope people click through to the project page to see it.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: sheepBlue on January 23, 2015 05:18:51 AM
SheepBlue if you want more hornet nests I had an infestation last year. They were getting very aggressive so I had to spray 9 freaking nests under every eave around my house and garage and more in the woodpile and even one nest in the end of a pipe on the fence.
I know mine are dead but probably toxic as well, I leave bees alone but half the nests were yellow jackets and half hornets and they would fight

Whoa, that sounds like a nightmare  :o Thanks for the offer but it took all my nerves to bring in the one I have, and even now I still look over at it to make sure there aren't any wasps crawling out (paranoid much?). Growing up my grandfather had a giant whole wasp nest that he hung in a hallway in his house and I was forever afraid of it because I thought there could still be wasps in it.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Smeddley on January 23, 2015 06:02:53 AM
Awww, thank you Averia! :)

elliot_anne, isn't that an adorable stamp? And I think it was in the $1 bin at Michael's...

Spikefan, steal away!  And share! I'm trying to get all my friends to start doing it... :D. Hopefully if you do a WtJ you'll post it here, yes?  :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 23, 2015 08:15:03 AM
Smeddley--your goal setting book is incredible inspiring!  I love the reading list and the swap packages page!!!

Spikefan--I have got to look into that sock yarn!  I know a lot of people are allergic to wool...I love making socks so this would increase my variety and more people can get my socks!

Also, your ATC's are fabulous!  Your drawings are fabulous as well...

Ok..now I have to get back to Smeddley's post to see more and take notes!!! Fabulous project...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: lindyv321 on January 23, 2015 09:20:02 AM
I love the socks!  The colors are gorgeous.

The goal book is fab and I hope everyone goes and looks at the whole post.  I wish I had one of my own!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: kbrison on January 23, 2015 10:09:34 AM
I'm a list maker, so that goal book is right up my alley. Some great ideas in there, but the book list is much too short for me!  ;D I read at least 100 books each year, generally more like 150-200. Am I addicted? Yes, I'd say I am.

The socks look wonderful, but it would take me a full year just to make one. Not my forte but I really admire those of you who can turn out such pretty but useful items.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 23, 2015 10:34:44 AM
kbrison----have you tried crochet socks?  I find that those go really fast and if you use sock yarn, they are not bulky like slippers!

wow--that is a lot of reading!  Do you sleep?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: kbrison on January 23, 2015 11:20:14 AM
Yes, I sleep.  ;D But remember, I'm retired and a former English teacher, so I have plenty of time and reading's in my blood.

Haven't tried the crocheted socks. I bought a book of crochet patterns from AnniesAttic and have DD#1 pestering me to make her some, but just can't motivate myself to start. Besides I still have 150+ WIPs I'm trying to clear out, so I don't see adding them to the queue anytime soon. ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Smeddley on January 23, 2015 12:11:00 PM
I remember when I used to read a ton... I'd get through 3-4 books every weekend, sometimes as many as 9, then some during the week.

...then I got back into crafting, hard core, and... yeah.

I do watch a ton and a half of movies and TV shows on DVD, now, which is something I hadn't done that much of. I can knit and watch TV, but not knit and read... though I could listen to audiobooks (but audiobooks take so long to finish, compared to reading! I get impatient with good books I want to get to the end of!).

You'd have to tweak the list... so many westerns, and so many non-fiction, and so many books set in the 20s, and... ;)  Like I had a mini-list of so many foreign films, which I do actually have to watch (read). :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: artsycandice on January 23, 2015 02:42:01 PM
... though I could listen to audiobooks (but audiobooks take so long to finish, compared to reading! I get impatient with good books I want to get to the end of!).

You should head over to Selected Shorts (http://www.selectedshorts.org/). It's free and new work is uploaded weekly I believe. It's great. Some of the stories I've heard over there have been wonderful!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Smeddley on January 23, 2015 03:15:23 PM
... though I could listen to audiobooks (but audiobooks take so long to finish, compared to reading! I get impatient with good books I want to get to the end of!).

You should head over to Selected Shorts (http://www.selectedshorts.org/). It's free and new work is uploaded weekly I believe. It's great. Some of the stories I've heard over there have been wonderful!

Oooh, that looks nice!  I'll have to check it out, thanks!  I always forget about podcast and online stuff, I'm stuck in the last century, I think...  ;)  As evidenced by my goal book page for "books read".  I showed it to my husband and he said it was cool, but I was really dating myself.  :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: yoopidou on January 23, 2015 08:35:56 PM
I'll play again this year. ;D


Done!: 67

1. curtain make-over

2. chouquettes

3. merveilles

4. ammonites pendant and earrings

5. vanilla plant

6. paper card

7.mahogany shelves
8. refresh bookshelves and cabinet

9. paint low table
10. modify kid table into TV stand

11. paint sofas and armchairs

12. new cushions covers for the sofa and day bed

13. paint lamp shafts
14. patchwork office chair

15. mahogany and new cushion covers for dining set

16. mesclun in the garden
17. bottom chair pad

18. top chair protection

19. keyboard cover

20. giraffe

21.April fools dinner

22. cascarones

23. Easter eggs

24. another office chair with a new cover
25. Surinam cherries bird protection cage
26. painted drinking glasses
27. new plants in the garden: banana trees, orange tree, coffee trees, lilikoi
28. mint growing
29. strawberry-rhubarb not jam
30. crunchy granola
31. cigarettes russes
32. tarte tatin
33. beach bracelet
34. muesclun cages
35. growing pineapples
36. apricot jam
37. started quick sketches of everyday life
38. dollhouse- first build
39. plumeria fabric flowers

40. French horn

41. rat's letter box

42. Starry night dress

43. collaboration in steampunk goggles

44. collaboration in steampunk apparatus
45. steampunk leg pouch
46. first try: flaky brioche- did not turn out flaky and was very sweet

47. perfected rolled cake recipe

48. lots and lots of guava jam

49. compound cut Christmas ornaments

50. pot guards

51. driftwood Christmas tree

52. driftwood reindeer

53. driftwood Christmas tree 2

54. driftwood wreath

55. driftwood Hawaiian monk seal

56. driftwood dolphin 1

57. driftwood dolphin 1

58. driftwood turtle

59. driftwood crab

60. driftwood whale

61. driftwood star

62. glass beads star

63. wood cut Christmas shapes mobile

64. driftwood cat

65. sea glass star

66. star mobile

67. driftwood outrigger canoe

68.



Ideas and inspiration for 2015 crafting:


Art aim for 2 hours/week or more
painting
cards
photography

Garden
grow many herbs--in progress
start again tomatoes, eggplant...
fix and repaint blue slide
bread and pizza oven ?

House
apron
pillow cases
bunting
cover my chair with beautiful fabric
studio corner--in progress
finish lamp cover---WIP
awnings

Outside hobbies
chest camera holder

Cooking
invent delicious recipes that won't make me gain weight--in progress
lots of jams and curds or sauces--in progress
try new and audacious cooking- in progress
find a way to make tasty homemade sausages

Business
new curtains- make-over instead
chairs seating to replace ?

Holidays
cascarones
Advent calendars(start in October or sooner)

Clothing
finish blouses from thrifted ones---WIP
finish dresses from new fabric---WIP

Wood Craft
wood carving
wood burning
compound cuts on the scroll-saw
wood turning

Metal craft
Hobo nickel

Just for fun
not so tiny tiny-house- in the making--- in progress


For me

stars necklace---WIP
mug rug




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: pinokeeo on January 23, 2015 09:30:25 PM
Wow, so many great projects.  I love to see all the sewing, knitting, crocheting, and needlework.  All things that I don't do, but admire others for doing it.

I haven't been doing much crafting because I am purging my workshop of everything from the past and starting over with new ideas.  My gourds are just about ready for carving, and I've been cutting carving blanks from walnut.  I've also sorted out all of my paper crafts, as well as some fabrics for new rugs.  I have some new roving that I am going to try to dye using naturals.  I've been saving onion skins from red onions.  I'll let you all know what the results are.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bookstorebabe on January 24, 2015 10:29:50 AM
Onion skin dye should be pretty! And you made me think of another project to add to my list. I have a small bag full of yarn I dyed decades ago, in college, when I took a natural dyes class. Nothing fancy, I think it was plain carpet yarn? But  we all made dyes from onion skins, elderberries, ect., the teach  bought a little madder and cochineal for us to use, we'd divide the batches of dye and use different mordants for different effects-and I have never done anything with it. I can't knit or crochet and it's not soft cozy yarn anyway, but maybe I could weave something with it? Hmmm....


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Mixedpibbles on January 24, 2015 10:50:57 AM

50 Projects For 2015
*red means completed
Satchel purse
Peg bag
Ammo bags- made 3 Mike took before pics
Envelopes
Journal cover
Bibs for Zoe
Wall pockets
Valentine’s day runner
Pats day runner
Hot wheel roll up
Magnetic board for playroom
Car organizer
Finish irish chain quilt
Repair spider web quilt
Finish sampler quilt
Pot holders for cabin - done sew4home.com
Shadow box
Try photo transfer
Make baby moccassins
Ironing board organizer
Ball cap organizer
Repot orchids
Wall pocket
Mug rug
Grocery bags
Bag holder
Mini birdhouses
Fabric buckets
Butterfly wreath
Headbands
Liam sleep pants-out of stash and xl adult shirt ( used sewjerrell.com pattern
Liam wash cloths - done 9 total from flannel and thermal knit scraps
Thermal cowl
Neck coolers for summer races
Recover sewing room chair
Hexie pouch
Fabric covered cans
Kitchen aid mixer cover
Bathmat from old towels
Twined rag rug frame
3 dog collars
Card wallet
Fabric napkin
Zip pouches
Go through fabric horde-done
Art wall quilt
Pig pillow
Draft dodgers
Embroidery project bag
Organize craft desk



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: DncingDreamer on January 24, 2015 11:31:40 AM
I finished a project today for a family baby shower. This quote is an inside joke with my family. The wife of the one who said it is having a boy so it had to be done. I blurred out the name just in case someone happens to stumble across this before she gets it. It's hard to tell but the background is a sage green and the font is a deep brown.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Smeddley on January 24, 2015 11:36:26 AM
pinokeeo, we tried fabric dying with avocado skins, it was a light dye but a very pretty rose color.  I've always wanted to try other things!  I'll be watching for your posts!  :)


Title: challenge
Post by: that1girl on January 24, 2015 12:40:07 PM
9.   pancakes

1/4 c coconut flour, 1 tsp baking powder, dash of salt and sugar, 1 egg, 1 tbs butter, 1/2 c milk

10.   granny square

11.   granny square

12.   granny square

13.   hat


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: yofi on January 24, 2015 01:46:07 PM
Everyone is so busy!  I’m starting out thise year the way I ended last year – with a lot of things “in progress”.  But I’m in two swaps, so I know I’ll have something to report soon. 

Here’s my two completed items so far this year –
1. Flourless chocolate torte

Just – because.  Because every one needs some chocolate to get the year started, right?  This turned out quite nicely!

2. Diagonal weave cowl

Alpaca in natural and a blue the color of my sister’s eyes.  This yarn is soooo luxurious!  It was supposed to be for her birthday in mid December, but it was a bit late.  Luckily, she’s a good sport.  Which is good, since I’m still working on her Christmas present…..



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: greybird on January 24, 2015 03:44:36 PM
I have a question about the challenge.  :)

Quote
1. Make at three projects using the same color...it can be any medium, fabric, beads, etc. but they must be the same color (each three will count as one entry, so if you do six, you get two entries)

I'm making 3 identical items for the next round of the sweat shop swap which (if all goes well) will be blue and silver.  Does that qualify?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: greybird on January 24, 2015 03:45:29 PM
yofi, what do you use instead of flour?  looks yummy!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: yofi on January 24, 2015 04:03:02 PM
Chocolate.  Lots of chocolate.

Thanks!

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Flourless-Chocolate-Cake-I/


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: pinokeeo on January 24, 2015 04:20:09 PM
Bookstorebabe and Smeddley, thanks for the ideas.  I'll be checking in when I get some results, and hopefully I will find some other things to use for dyes.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: kbrison on January 24, 2015 05:28:01 PM
Bookstorebabe and Smeddley, thanks for the ideas.  I'll be checking in when I get some results, and hopefully I will find some other things to use for dyes.

I don't remember the details, but when I was much, much younger our Scout troop played with natural dyes. I know that we used dandelion flowers, black walnut husks, yellow onion skins, and I think we also used elderberries, carrot peels, and willow bark. No idea what we used as mordants, possibly baking soda or vinegar.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Averia on January 24, 2015 06:04:54 PM
Lovely cowl Yofi! just fyi, if it doesn't match your sister's eyes well enough, you could send it to me to see if it matches mine... just saying...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 24, 2015 07:08:41 PM
I have a question about the challenge.  :)

Quote
1. Make at three projects using the same color...it can be any medium, fabric, beads, etc. but they must be the same color (each three will count as one entry, so if you do six, you get two entries)

I'm making 3 identical items for the next round of the sweat shop swap which (if all goes well) will be blue and silver.  Does that qualify?

yes, that is fine! ;D

I have always wanted to make a flourless cake!

I love that diagonal stitch cowl. 

that1girl--those granny squares are lovely in those shades...I love seeing the different patterns.

lol dncingdreamer...kids say the cutest things...what a lovely way to capture it!

mixedpibbles...good choice in fabrics for cabin potholders!!!  I'll put the link to your list on page 1 so you can always find it!.




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: goktrose on January 24, 2015 08:04:08 PM
Haha love that sign DncingDreamer! It is great that your family have inside jokes that make such great gifts!

I also love all the yarnie goodness on here! You all knit/crochet/weave so fast! It inspired me to pull out my yarn and get some crocheted projects going.

I made 3 pot holders, two of the green and white for myself and one red, white, and blue for my mom. We both love our cast iron pans, but we also have a bad habit of grabbing the handles while cooking, so I had told her I was making them and she requested one as well!  ;D

I got the pattern from here (http://tastycrochet.blogspot.com/2013/01/cast-iron-skillet-handle-covers.html#.UPWcQieClh0) and it is super easy and wips up in an hour, so I am just gonna count all three as one project.





Also, after the other draft stoppers by fluffypants and Kookaloo_Starr I decided to try to make my own since my front door had a huge gap under it.





Also, I realized that with my two earring pairs and my letter signs I met the challenge for January, woo!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: yoopidou on January 24, 2015 10:12:43 PM
Goktrose, your pan holders look good, especially the first one because it's colorful. I am wondering how you use them. Do you leave them on the handle while cooking?

Yofi, your cowl has beautiful pattern and colors. It looks even better when it is worn than when it is flat. And it's very soft too. What a great preseent, it sure was worth the wait!

That1girl, all your granny squares are fun and have interesting patterns. The grey one is incredibly 3 dimensional.

DncingDreamer,  you found a fun way to showcase this inside joke.

Mixedpibbles, you choose cute fabrics and ribbons that match them very well for your pot holders. Was it hard to sew?



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Renstar on January 25, 2015 02:20:24 AM
Wow, so many lovely projects.

I am very slow off the mark this year, too much procrastination going on. I am trying to work through some wips and swap projects.

The good news is that my final Christmas present arrived, so this year I am going to learn tatting. Initial thoughts are that it is confusing and not to be learnt whilst watching a film!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 25, 2015 05:31:04 AM
First finished project of 2015!  A friend of mine said "I'll buy the yarn!" and it gave me an excuse to binge watch Dr. Who and knit!



Bonus Question! 

I was talking with my mom, trying to figure out what craft I started with.  We're really not sure!  lol  My mom always crafted whether it was knitting, crocheting, sewing, etc.  I remember having those hair clips with shoelaces on them that were really popular in the late 80's early 90's.  I must have finished my first piece of cross stitch around the age of 12 or 13.  And there was polymer clay in my childhood somewhere.  And then drifted away from it during high school of course and during college got back into it.  And here I'll stay amongst my yarn, and floss, and clay!  :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: kbrison on January 25, 2015 01:17:45 PM
Wow, so many lovely projects.

I am very slow off the mark this year, too much procrastination going on. I am trying to work through some wips and swap projects.

The good news is that my final Christmas present arrived, so this year I am going to learn tatting. Initial thoughts are that it is confusing and not to be learnt whilst watching a film!

Do you know how to macrame? Tatting and macrame use many of the same stitches.

I'm trying to work through some of my WIPs, too, but with 150+ it's slow going.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: goktrose on January 25, 2015 01:49:29 PM
Goktrose, your pan holders look good, especially the first one because it's colorful. I am wondering how you use them. Do you leave them on the handle while cooking?

yoopidou, I used cotton yarn so it is supposed to stay on the whole time you cook on the stove and it will be fine. Definitely a complete no-no to use acrylic though, then you'd have quite a melty yarn mess!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Renstar on January 25, 2015 02:34:23 PM
@kbrison - no, I haven't done any macrame.  This will be a good learning curve for me.




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 25, 2015 03:04:51 PM
Lookie, Lookie!  Our own bookstorebabe is a featured craftster! Congrats!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437832.msg5283005#msg5283005


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: yoopidou on January 25, 2015 04:18:30 PM
yoopidou, I used cotton yarn so it is supposed to stay on the whole time you cook on the stove and it will be fine. Definitely a complete no-no to use acrylic though, then you'd have quite a melty yarn mess!
Thanks for the tip. It's good to know as I would most definitively have ended with the melty mess were I to make some.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: yoopidou on January 25, 2015 04:20:27 PM
Ffrog, I have no idea what kind of yarn you used but it looks super soft. It must be really calming and warming to put one's face in your cowl/scarf.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 25, 2015 04:35:29 PM
Nice cuddly cowl, Ffrogg!

Also, what a clever way to keep from getting burned...cotton thread makes sense as well.  I have an electric stove so I doubt they would catch on fire easily, although I have been known to burn up a few potholders...


Finished my January Mini quilt and started on my February one...



Also, made a baby ear flap hat because mini balls of yarn drive me crazy as they sit in the basket staring at me...



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: kbrison on January 25, 2015 08:27:53 PM
Finished my January Mini quilt and started on my February one...


Seriously? Like we don't have enough quilts in the works? Now you're making a mini quilt a month? Gotta love you, but I am a little concerned that you may be ADHD.  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 25, 2015 08:53:49 PM
lol the mini ones I can finish...;D.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bookstorebabe on January 25, 2015 08:56:34 PM
always, you're making a mini quilt a month? That's impressive!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: elliot_anne on January 25, 2015 10:57:50 PM
alwaysinmyroom OMG that baby flap hat is so stinking cute!! My baby (she's almost a toddler now though, I guess...) will only wear hats with straps or braids to tie under her chin or else she will pull them off.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bushbaby on January 26, 2015 01:24:32 AM
I had a very productive weekend. I finished my lap blanket for my (arctic) seat in work and also got a good start at the beads I have been commisisoned to make.



the blanket looks a little squint but thats just my DH pulling ti a bit tight :)

and these are the beads I have made:


Sorry, thats not a great pic, I'll try and get some better ones.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: fantasticmio on January 26, 2015 04:47:23 AM
Also, made a baby ear flap hat because mini balls of yarn drive me crazy as they sit in the basket staring at me...


You would *hate* it at my house. lol


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: fluffypants on January 26, 2015 06:21:32 AM
Everything looks wonderful so far! I'm loving all the yarny items - I can't knit to save my life, so they're always cool to see!

I have a few items I was going to enter in the challenge, but I've been on crafty hiatus since I'm currently on vacation in sunny Florida! Gotta remember to post pics when I get back. :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 26, 2015 03:24:59 PM
now that is an interesting blanket, bushbaby!

I love to make baby hats...thank goodness my family and friends seem to keep having babies...the hat above is for a co-worker's grandson, who was born at 4 am today in the back of the ambulance in the snowstorm! ;D

Mio--seeing scraps of yarn and fabric drives me mad...I have to hide it or else I am driven to make something with it...yeah, I would go insane at your house! ;D



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: fantasticmio on January 26, 2015 04:04:25 PM
On the up side, you can fall down anywhere in here and have a soft landing. ^_^


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 26, 2015 05:47:08 PM
yoopido - I used Patons Bohemian in the color Guru.  It's 81% Polyester and 19% Acrylic.  Seems like it would be squeaky and plastic-y but its sooooo soft!  And machine washable!  :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: yoopidou on January 26, 2015 09:54:41 PM
Machine washable is good excellent said the one who just put her wool sweater in the dryer. Ans soft is even better!

Bushbaby, that's a lot of beads. Do you already know what you will do with them?

Alwaysinmyroom, I love your mini quilt. It has such eye catching colors!
I agree about one mini quilt a month being a lot of work, but nothing surprises me coming from you. How did you manage to put 36 hours in a day? Do you have a nifty gadget like Hermione Granger?
By the way, about what size is a mini quilt?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bushbaby on January 27, 2015 12:54:39 AM
Bushbaby, that's a lot of beads. Do you already know what you will do with them?

They're a commission for a beading artist friend of mine who has designed a 'starbust-style' pendant/brooch with a large swarovski crystal in the centre. she wanted something "more organic" to play with than the standard spike beads (like these) (http://www.beadsdirect.co.uk/shape/spike/).

apart from that description & a discussion on colour choices she has left the rest of the designing up to me so I am free to play & make beads however I want :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Averia on January 27, 2015 06:12:22 AM
Wow it is tough to keep up with the awesomeness here!

Ffrogg526 - lovely infinity scarf - looks very soft and warm.

AIMR - Beautiful quilt!

bushbaby - I love the pattern you used, very nice.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 27, 2015 07:06:00 AM
Yoopidou--the mini quilt above is 15x16.  The little squares are 1 inch.

lol it helps that I am usually awake by 5 am. I guess I am just good at time management...I think years of working as a tax accountant gave me some pretty strong habits.  I sometimes feel I have 48 hours a day! ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: fantasticmio on January 27, 2015 09:42:24 AM
Sparkler blanket:


Hooray for more granny squares!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 27, 2015 09:48:03 AM
This color combo appears to be quite popular!!! Nice job, Mio!

Here is a mini quilt that homerof2 made...you guys rock the gold, white and black!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: lindyv321 on January 27, 2015 10:44:39 AM
I have tons of swap goodies all finished!  Just need to send them out then I an share them with you!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: yoopidou on January 27, 2015 12:00:15 PM
so I am free to play & make beads however I want :D
How fun, you lucky lady! :D

Yoopidou--the mini quilt above is 15x16.  The little squares are 1 inch.
1 inch? That's tiny. I suppose you have to sew perfectly where needed, no error allowance here. I'll admire tiny quilts even more.

Fantasticmio, great choice of colors.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: cmouse01 on January 27, 2015 03:36:47 PM
When did you first get into crafting?  Do you have a fond memory of one of the first things you ever made?  How did you feel about making something? Do you have any pictures of your project or of you at that time?
I don't remember ever not crafting - in school (where Mom says they killed my painting skills) or at home.  One of the first projects I remember making was a needlepoint embroidery picture that said "I'll be more assertive tomorrow - if that's ok with you."  Totally fit my personality back then.  I might even still have it somewhere in my house.

I also have not-so-fond memories of my mother and aunt trying to teach me to sew.  My aunt took me to a sewing class at Jo-ann's where they had us making t-shirts.  Nobody told me not to choose striped knit fabric. Ugh.  For some reason my mother's sewing machine hated me - the bobbin jammed every. single. time.  Turned me off from sewing until recently :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bookstorebabe on January 27, 2015 04:24:53 PM
always, do you have a wall where you hang up the mini quilts for display?
Everyone is making such great stuff!
I'm just plugging away on a swap project. My next project needs to be uncovering my tabletop again. :D I know there's one under there somewhere...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: cmouse01 on January 27, 2015 05:23:44 PM
1)Picture of Sophia the first and Elsa together - if anyone has such a thing I could copy, I would love you forever.

I don't but I can tell you that coloring pages are your friends!  I used some last year to make canvas prints for my daughter's room.  I taped the coloring pages to the back and used fabric markers to trace and color them.  It would be easy enough to combine a couple of pictures if you're doing anything similar.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: DncingDreamer on January 27, 2015 05:42:01 PM
Everyone at the baby shower cracked up when my cousin's wife opened the gift so score! haha

Also, I finished organizing my coupon binder today due to being snowed in. Not sure if I'll count it as a project but I am SO glad to have it done!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 27, 2015 08:07:10 PM
I bet that was one fun shower...laughing is always great!

Of course your coupon binder counts!  It is a project that is DIY!!

bookstorebabe--I am going to hang the mini's down a hallway...I have to hang unbreakable thinner things there because I am sure I would knock anything else down...it is the hall to my bathroom and I don't like turning the light on at night! ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: cmouse01 on January 27, 2015 08:19:01 PM
My placeholder for 2015:

109/50 as of 10/31/15

January
1. pincushions and corsage pins x3 - misc craft/beading
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661403)
2. Milwaukee mittens - knit
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661404)
3. stitch markers in purple, orange and white
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661405)
4.     purple and white
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661406)
5.     multi-colors (big beads)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661407)
6.     clear
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661408)
7.     misc dangles
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661409)
8.     birds
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661410)
9.     brown neutrals - ROAK challenge (Jan/Feb)??
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661411)
10. art/goal journal (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437896.0) - paper/misc craft
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661412)

February
11. Consummate V's Hat - knit  charity (Jan/Feb)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661759)
12. gradient swirl mittens - knit
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=663433)
13. Jane Austen pocket - knit


March
14. Knotted Rib Hat - knit

15. freeform scrap bag - crochet

16. boll weevil basket - crochet

17. Samoas cookie pie - baking

18. starflower cloth - knit

19. crochet washcloth - crochet

20 and 21. spike washcloth I and II - crochet
 
22. star stripes washcloth - crochet

23 and 24. Spring Blossom Cloche with flowers - crochet

25. gratitude flower in pink - crochet

26. spike washcloth in blues - crochet

27. chicken - crochet


April
28. white Spring Blossom Cloche - crochet

29, 30, 31, 32.  Gratitude blossoms in peach, white, sock, lilac - crochet

33. Finger Bowl doily - crochet

34. A5 bag - seed stitch (picture coming later)
35. A5 bag - simple

36. A5 bag - back loop (picture coming later)
37. butterfly (picture coming later)
38. gold stitch markers

39 and 40. Gratitude flowers - cream and dark purple - crochet

41. Russian Spiral cloche hat - crochet

42. 128-32 breadbasket - knit


May
43. 1920's Snowflake Cloche Hat - crochet

44 and 45. Crocodile Stitch Flowers - crochet

46. Hazel's Face Cloth - crochet

47. Cogswell coaster and cloth - crochet

48. pencil holder - misc

49. dresser remodel

50-52. May birthday cards and Black, White, Orange & Turquoise birthday theme


53. Barbie shrug - crochet

54. Summer cloche - crochet

55. Gratitude flower #9

56. fairy garden

57. filigree bracelet - crochet

58. romantic lace shrug - crochet

59. Below Zero Burly Hat - knit


June
60. Fair Isle Cowl - knit

61-64. screenprinted t-shirts

65. Granny square blanket - crochet

66. orange cowl - knit

67. simple cable needle roll - knit

68. Independence project bag - knit


July
69. Ginger the chicken - crochet

70.  s'mores brownies

71. pecan pie bars

72. stitch markers

73. stitch sampler / Barbie blanket - knit

74. Knit market bag

75 and 76. Pocketbook slippers - knit

77. Checkerboard textures throw - crochet

78. cardinal fair isle hat - knit


August
79. cardinal fair isle cowl - knit  (see above)
80. ELK Studio CAL 2015 Project #1 - crochet

81. ELK Studio CAL 2015 Project #2 - crochet

82. Unleashed mittens - knit

83. Coriolis Effect 2015 scarf - crochet

84. aluminum stitch markers

85. Peacock mitered bag - crochet

86. Underground Crafter 2014 Sampler Mystery KAL afghan - knit

87. Class of 2029 t-shirt - screenprinting

88. stack of thank you cards


September
89. Bunny bust - crochet

90. Wonderland cup cozy - crochet

91. Scrumptious Scarf - crochet
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=680054)
92. Doily #52 - crochet
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=680055)
93. Wonderland mittens - crochet
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=680053)
94. Mesh Stitch Scarf - crochet

95. Not Quite a Slouchy Hat - crochet

96 and 97. Trinity Cabled Pillows #1 and 2 - knit


October
98. Little Facecloths - crochet

99. Cherry Pie Dishcloth - knit

100. The Rainbow Flower Ejected washcloth - crochet

101. Pocketbook slippers - knit

102. Novi hat - crochet

103. Two Toe-Up Socks on One Circular needle - knit

104. anniversary cards

105. Phineas & Ferb - crochet

106. Fall Design-A-Long hat - knit

107. Autumn Pumpkins - knit

108. City Girl Cossack Hat - crochet

109. Perry the Platypus costume


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: cmouse01 on January 27, 2015 08:19:57 PM
I wasn't sure if I was going to "play" this year or not but I had so much fun showing off projects last year that I'm back.  However, you people are prolific!!  It took me a couple of hours to get through all the pages of posts - and we haven't even gone through one month yet!  I added my placeholder and now I need to upload pictures.  Not sure if some of my projects this month qualify for the "same color" challenge or not.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: sheepBlue on January 28, 2015 05:22:11 AM
Yay I finally had my swap packages delivered to their recipients so I can share now  :D

These first items were all made for the curiosity cabinet swap, so they're all rather...curious  ;)

First, a steampunked bug critter - made from poly clay.



I also made some super tiny mushrooms in vials...I wish I got a picture in relative perspective to size, but to give you an idea the vials probably weren't any longer than the size of an American quarter. And the altoid tin I used was another mini tin  :) I was working very small here.



And the piece de resistance! A little tentacled guy that was a little shy but loves his shelly home  :D Sitting in what is a repurposed jam holder (you know, the ones that would go on the dinner table and look nicer than the jam jar itself), with some moss and rocks and resin to look like water.

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437864.new#new





And then for my other swap package for the Fiber Jewelry swap, I made a cuff and a convertable wrap bracelet/necklace...









And as an (agreed upon) extra, I made a prayer flag, for which I think its my best so far and I'm so ridiculously happy with how it came out  :D



More detail pictures at the link
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437865.new#new


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 28, 2015 06:18:18 AM
cmouse01--glad you are joining in...you have some pretty impressive projects there yourself!  I love those mittens! I do believe you have an entry there with some brown/neutrals! ;D

sheepblue...wow...you continue to push the envelope...all of the projects are just so unique and very creative...the little crab is so realistic that it borders on creepiness (a good thing!) ;D...

***********************************

ok--only a few days left to

 1) tell your crafting story for the bonus prize entry--check the first page to see if I missed you for any reason!

2) post your projects...



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: artsycandice on January 28, 2015 08:27:13 AM
Thanks for the reminder AIMR!

Okay... early crafting story...

Art has been in my life for as long as I can remember. My mom saved many drawings from when I was little. One in particular is one that she tells me about often. She said that I was 2 1/2 when I drew it (I question the age, I have a 2 1/2 year old and she makes great squiggles, but they are just squiggles). Anyhow... the picture is a drawing of a rabbit sitting at a vanity and looking in a mirror. You can see the back of the rabbit on the seat and its front in the reflection. I might have been four or five, but certainly not 2 1/2. Also, my mom says that when I'd come home from preschool/kindergarten, and she asked how my day was I'd respond with, "I'm still the best in art!" I've known all my life that I was an artist. It is probably the only thing I've ever been certain of, well, that and that I love birds ;D. I spent many years making art that I thought others thought I should be making. It wasn't until into my thirties that I started making art for me. It's been a really rewarding process.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 28, 2015 08:57:16 AM
artsycandice...you could easily have been 2-1/2!  I drew pictures on the underside of the lid of my wooden toy box when I was that age...I think as I got older, I got less secure in my drawing and got worse at it...but those drawings at that very young age were pretty good, I thought...lol...better than some of the stuff I do now!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bookstorebabe on January 28, 2015 10:26:38 AM
I love that prayer flag!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 28, 2015 10:40:50 AM
SheepBlue -- I wanna be you when I grow up.  The bug, the mushrooms, the tentacled guy, the prayer flag... coveting hard.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: cursive_queen on January 28, 2015 11:09:32 AM
2 finished, both WIP from December-ish

Mini quilt for a swap on instagram


And the back


Baby quilt for a co-worker


Back


I wish I would have taken better pictures, but I remembered as I was dashing out the door. 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 28, 2015 11:50:34 AM
Nice!  I love the fabrics on the mini!

Most of my WIPS are quilts...I am going to work on them...sometime...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 28, 2015 12:09:26 PM
I think I might need a mini quilt. But I have NO idea what I would do with it.  No wallspace, no room for knicknacks.... I do have need of a table runner, tho... hmmm....


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: kbrison on January 28, 2015 12:24:49 PM
I think I might need a mini quilt. But I have NO idea what I would do with it.  No wallspace, no room for knicknacks.... I do have need of a table runner, tho... hmmm....


Ah, but you have doors. I put two small adhesive hooks on the interior of my craft room door and used that space to hang the snowman mini quilt that Quaggy made for me. I keep my craft room door closed so DD#1's cat can't enter and deposit hair everywhere. That means I get to enjoy my mini-quilt anytime I'm crafting, but for most people putting the hooks on the hallway side of a door would probably work better.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: underthemountain on January 28, 2015 02:08:39 PM
When did you first get into crafting?  Do you have a fond memory of one of the first things you ever made?  How did you feel about making something? Do you have any pictures of your project or of you at that time?

When I was 12!  Yes, my first ring.  Awesome.  I actually have that ring.

Here's my list of what I need to make this year!
1. Steampunk jewelry for fun and profit!  :)
2. copper plating (need to do this!)
3. embroidery machine projects--any, really need to try out the machine still
4. knit hats for the family
5. knit cowls, really loving cowls these days and need to make more
6. quilt from scraps for summertime

Wanted to share a few pieces I made recently



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: yofi on January 28, 2015 04:20:58 PM
Beautiful jewelry!
So many great items this month, I'm overwhelmed.  (And I'm bookmarking that prayer flag idea!)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 28, 2015 06:16:47 PM
Beautiful Jewelry!  I love the steampunk bee you made me...everyone is so intrigued by it when I wear it!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: goktrose on January 28, 2015 08:19:27 PM
underthemountain- I love the jewelry, especially that one with the cool horse hybrid-y piece

sheepblue- I am coveting your lovely clay items, holy moley they are awesome!

cmouse01- love all the stitch markers, definitely need to add those to my list so I stop using bobby pins :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: pinokeeo on January 28, 2015 09:21:19 PM
Love the steampunk jewelry and all the mini quilts.  You all are making great progress already this year.

I have one new item that I made today.  It's my smallest carving yet, I think.  My baby turtle, carved with only a knife.





Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: underthemountain on January 29, 2015 02:00:11 AM
Thanks ladies!  And thanks Always for adding me to your wonderful craftalong.  This place is so inspiring.  I'm going to enjoy looking at all the new goodies during my lunch break today.  :) 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 29, 2015 05:49:42 AM
oh my goodness...that tiny turtle is just so cute!!  holy cow...it is really small...how did you even see to do it?  Love the little tail!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: lindyv321 on January 29, 2015 11:01:55 AM
I love the quilts!!! I NEED that tiny turtle in my life


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: cmouse01 on January 29, 2015 11:18:53 AM
pinokeeo - your turtle is so cute, he makes me want to cry! :)

alwaysinmyroom - I just realized your comment about my brown stitch markers. I marked them as a ROAK challenge because I made them for a knitting friend of mine. :)



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 29, 2015 12:57:57 PM
lol I will still enter them in the challenge...I counted three neutral projects, which count as one entry, right?

Don't forget to post your Goal Journal here with a link to the thread...that is a big project!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: RedheadWithThread on January 29, 2015 01:16:23 PM
Ta-da! Long stem red rose for my boyfriend!

I'll post up a step-by-step tut in itspost (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437898.0)later for how I did the leaves but for now, I'm must be off to work!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: pinokeeo on January 29, 2015 04:32:43 PM
oh my goodness...that tiny turtle is just so cute!!  holy cow...it is really small...how did you even see to do it?  Love the little tail!

The problem wasn't being able to see it.  It was being able to hang onto it.  It's very tiny and it was hard to hang onto.  I couldn't use my carving glove because it was too bulky.  If I decide to do this again, I'm going to tape my first finger.  I was scared that I was going to slice into it.  I still have blanks cut to do a cat, dog, elephant and pig, so I have to try something different.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: yoopidou on January 29, 2015 04:59:51 PM
Pinokeeo, that tiny turtle is just perfect: the colors, the details, the size... You are inspiring me to stop cleaning and organizing and start carving!

Underthemountain, the bronze dragon is really beautiful.
I like your list: copper plating sounds like fun. If I had an embroidery machine, I think I would make tons of badges and embroider my tops and maybe even my bed sheets.

Cursive-queen, the colors that slowly change on the baby quilt are very attractive.

Sheep-blue, these creations are incredibly realistic.

Cmouse, what a great idea to print on burlap. I didn't guess you made it from a regular notebook, it looks so neat.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: lonelygamerwife on January 29, 2015 05:48:25 PM
I want that turtle in my life!!!  :o


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: underthemountain on January 29, 2015 06:40:31 PM
Phew, I made it!  I looked at all the wonderful projects here.  Can't believe that some of you have already crafted so many items already!
Though I loved all the crafts, my fav was reading about all the wonderful memories.  :)  It's neat to see that some of you started crafting just as soon as you could walk!  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: pinokeeo on January 29, 2015 09:56:18 PM
Pinokeeo, that tiny turtle is just perfect: the colors, the details, the size... You are inspiring me to stop cleaning and organizing and start carving!


That's exactly what I did.  I was supposed to be working on organizing my shop and I found my tiny animal blanks.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: yoopidou on January 29, 2015 11:59:28 PM
Pinokeeo, I hope your shop can wait a bit more for the organizing, I'd like to see the other animals emerge from their blank blocs.

Freakiegeekie, that's a pretty rose. You could make one each year and end up with a wonderful bouquet.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: lindyv321 on January 30, 2015 01:38:02 PM
That's an awesome idea for the roses!

I finished my offering for the monthly hoopla along.  January's theme was snarky or sweet sayings.  I chose a sweet saying and will be sending the hoop to my partner in the Box of Color swap.  If you want to see if you can check it out  here (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/uploads/133588/133588_30Jan15_box_of_color_1.jpg) calixita if you happen to see this post, don't peek!

I will post a proper photo of it once the package has been received.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 30, 2015 02:57:55 PM
The thread has lovely additions today - flowers and sweet talk!  Appropriate, with Valentine's Day so near! LOL!

Beautiful work, ladies!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: ZombieLili on January 31, 2015 08:55:07 AM
So many great new projects. This thread is very inspiring!

sheep blue: You are so talented. Not only does look everything so perfect and professional you have so many fantastic and creative ideas
alwaysinmyroom: the ballerninni is so damn cute!
kookaloo: Well done on the dresses! You look great in them :)
Averia: Cute toddler dresses! I bet she looks adorable in them.

The draft stoppers are awesome too. I need to make one for our front door.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: fluffypants on January 31, 2015 08:00:15 PM
Hopefully this counts! My challenge entry - a WIP at I should have finished months ago... Oops. Finally finished making our wedding thank you cards. Made from sticker and embellishment stash and Mambi products. :)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661660)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661661)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661662)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661663)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661664)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: underthemountain on January 31, 2015 08:01:47 PM
Congrats fluffypants!!!   ;D  Those are some beautiful cards! 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: meleriffic on January 31, 2015 10:31:19 PM
WIP from list


Socks that were knitted flat and then seemed up the side. These are the first socks I've made, and there are a few mistakes, but oh well.

3 Blue Items


My son requested this quilt for his birthday.

He also requested this pillow.


And his birthday cake to match his quilt.


Not my best work, but I ran out of frosting and food coloring, so the crumbly frosting had to show. (It didn't help that my two and a half year old and helped her self to little bits of cake all over the cake top while I wasn't looking.)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: fluffypants on February 01, 2015 07:15:56 AM
Thank you underthemountain! :)

Meleriffic - That cake is adorableeee! Tee hee!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 01, 2015 08:57:13 AM
Meleriffic, my son was looking over my shoulder and about had an aneurism when he saw the Stampy Cat pillow!  LOL!  Oh my word, I had to peel him off the ceiling he was so excited! (He's a VERY BIG fan.)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on February 01, 2015 09:47:27 AM
I need to update my list, but my most urgent project right now is this:

28. VERY URGENT 2/1/15: Remove red Edding from cream corduroy couch...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: cmouse01 on February 01, 2015 11:11:08 AM
Uh oh, Anna. That doesn't sound good (or easy) at all :(


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: fluffypants on February 01, 2015 12:00:22 PM
Yikes! I read this awhile ago (for removing permanent marker from upholstery), wonder if it would help?

1. Mix one tablespoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon of white vinegar with two cups of cool water.

2. Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with the detergent/vinegar solution. Leave it on the stain for at least 30 minutes, blotting every five minutes with a clean white cloth and more solution.

3. Flush with cool water.

4. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.

5. Sponge the stain with rubbing alcohol. Blot to remove the stain.

6. Sponge with cold water.

7. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.

8. If the stain remains, mix one teaspoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon of ammonia (Caution: Never mix chlorine bleach and ammonia - the resulting fumes are hazardous) with two cups of cool water. Sponge the stain with this solution. Leave it on the stain for at least 30 minutes, blotting every five minutes with a clean white cloth and more solution.

9. Sponge with cold water and blot dry.

Good luck!


_________________________


And catching up on a few projects here, some I finished before vacation, and one today. :)

My first ninni:



A dozen cards from stash... I'm trying to get more comfortable with layering:



Bigger image here, cause they're pretty when they're big! http://i.imgur.com/QTZ3F0j.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/QTZ3F0j.jpg)

Bowls made from mixed Perler beads: I made two more but they're on my desk at work already. :)



The picture doesn't do these justice. They're really colourful and fun. :) Here's a closeup of one:



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Post by: kbrison on February 01, 2015 12:18:44 PM
Fluffypants, for a first ninny, he looks like you've been making them for years. Makes me want to stroke his hair.
The cards are wonderful. Setting a learning goal, then practicing the technique repeatedly is certainly paying off. Waiting to see what else you do with layering elements.  :D

I've never seen 3-D perler projects. How did you get the sides to stay vertical when they were hot? Were the bowls shaped over a form of some kind?


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Post by: fluffypants on February 01, 2015 12:40:23 PM
Thanks kbrison!

The Perler bowls were something I'd seen on Pinterest and always meant to do. My ex bought me a giant tub of mixed Perlers one year for Valentine's Day. Rather than sort them all out, I was sourcing projects I could do with them (only to find that they're actually knock-offs and half of them don't melt with an iron! Gah! Thankfully, they seem to melt better in an oven).

You coat the inside of an oven-safe mixing bowl with oil and then pour in Perlers. Coat the sides with the beads, making sure they're only one bead thick over the whole thing. I just rolled the bowl around in a big tub of beads and dumped out the extra. Press them down into the bowl gently so there are no gaps, then melt in an oven at around 375-400 degrees! Mine took about 10 - 15 minutes depending on the size of the bowl, but other crafters said theirs took as little as 5 minutes. I made mine a lot deeper, so I'm assuming that's what was going on. :)

Afterwards, pop them out once they're cool enough to touch (I loosened them with a butterknife while still warm). Once cool, give them a gentle wash with soap and water to take off the oil.

They're super easy, and I'll probably make more to use up the rest of my beads! :)


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Post by: anna.wahnsinn on February 01, 2015 02:00:14 PM
Thanks cmouse01 and fluffypants, it seems I was lucky! As far as I could see, everything came out of the fabric. I just poured methylated spirit on the stains (yay for removable covers!) and popped them into the machine. I just hope that it will work for the big part tomorrow, too. So far I've only got the pillow cases, but after two loads I have to stop, because it is nearly eleven now...

I'll try to remember that vinegar/dishwashing detergent thing, usually I'm a big fan of vinegar. By the way, strawberries get deleted by lemon juice, even the cheap stuff from the plastic bottles! ;)


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Post by: that1girl on February 01, 2015 02:06:05 PM
14.   zucchini brownies
http://fastpaleo.com/recipe/zucchini-brownies/ , the brownies were good. but i cant eat much chocolate with out getting sick. so after eating half the batch i had to throw it out. I couldn't control myself

15.   blanket
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/prince-protea-square
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pizzazz---12-square

16.   pony cowl

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/burton-bear-cowl

17.   hat (charity)

18.   scarf (charity)

19.   drawstring bag


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 01, 2015 02:11:26 PM
Your cards are looking good, fluffypants!  Also, the Ninni is too funny...love the wild hair!

I am glad to see that melting plastic beads is still around!  Those bowls always looked so cool to me...I was told you have to be sure you have good ventilation...melting plastic can be toxic...love the bright colors!

meleriffic...aren't those socks knitted on straight needles?  I highly recommend that people who want to knit socks but don't want to try circulars or DPNS to knit them straight...they turned out fabulous!  

anna--glad to hear that the stain got removed!

that1girl--cute little blanket from those crochet squares!

Everyone ready to start February with a bang? ;D



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Post by: underthemountain on February 01, 2015 03:51:11 PM
Love the perler bowl!!  Beautiful colors and so fun!!

Ooh, that pony hat rocks!  Was the pattern for it easy to follow?  It looks like it's done from the bottom in the round up.  Is that right?

Love the brownies too!!

Everyone ready to start February with a bang? ;D

Yes!


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Post by: that1girl on February 01, 2015 05:00:12 PM
Oh yea the hat is super easy and worked from the bottom up


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Post by: underthemountain on February 01, 2015 05:12:35 PM
Oh yea the hat is super easy and worked from the bottom up

Awesome.  Thanks!!  :D


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Post by: meleriffic on February 01, 2015 05:29:31 PM
Yep Always. I actually bought a book Knit Your Socks on Straight that you recommended somewhere on here awhile ago. It's the basic pattern that the author recommends doing first.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 01, 2015 06:15:31 PM
mel--we have to bug alteredmommy to knit a pair...I sent her that book as well...you should post in the mod section and tell her to try it! ;D


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Post by: pinokeeo on February 01, 2015 07:56:06 PM
I love the perler bead bowls.  I have some of those beads left over from grandkids play days.  I might have to try this.

And, uhm,  is there a recipe available for the zucchini brownies?  They look delicious.


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Post by: that1girl on February 02, 2015 05:45:47 AM
And, uhm,  is there a recipe available for the zucchini brownies?  They look delicious.

yup http://fastpaleo.com/recipe/zucchini-brownies/
what i learned from making this you should cook it for more then the recommended time and melt the chocolate first 


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Post by: cmouse01 on February 02, 2015 07:46:38 AM
After so many restarts and frogged rows on my sweater (need to go back six more  :( ) I needed a quick and easy project to get my groove back.  Double-dipping in the destash group as well since I won this yarn last February.  I didn't really plan on the whole February = red hearts theme; I was just trying to match up a pattern with stash.



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Post by: lindyv321 on February 02, 2015 08:39:42 AM
I cannot keep up with all the amazingness that is being posted!  I have two swap packages done that will be mailed out this week then I can finally really add to the gallery. 

I made homemade waffles yesterday for breakfast but I'm not going to count my culinary crafts for the list this year. 


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Post by: yoopidou on February 02, 2015 11:36:32 AM
So many beautiful knitted items! My favorite are the socks and the blanket. They both are beautiful and long projects.

The perler bead bowls would make a fun bright addition to most desks or tables. I had no idea it was so easy to make.


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Post by: fantasticmio on February 02, 2015 12:48:15 PM
Some scarves to go with the hats I made a little while ago:




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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 02, 2015 12:50:58 PM
I think your yarn breeds scarves and hats...no way you can be making so many so quickly! ;D

Good job, Mio!!  BTW...I am making an afghan using your oddly linked stitch...I love that stitch and just don't have a lot of occasion to use it!  I have to have it done by April...better start NOW!


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Post by: kbrison on February 02, 2015 02:00:12 PM
Fantasicmio, I think you must be one of the most prolific members on Craftster. With all the crafting you do, when do you find time for it all?


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Post by: fantasticmio on February 02, 2015 02:20:36 PM
I don't work outside the home anymore (I've been off due to medical reasons since last February... holy crap, it's been a year already!), so I do have more time than most.

Those scarves don't count, though, they're super duper easy and work up really fast (like, 20 minutes each, tops).  I had a migraine yesterday, so I went with something easy. ^_^

I'm granny squaring it up right now, though!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 02, 2015 03:32:42 PM
Since I can't drink tons of coffee on these cold winter nights, I have been drinking herbal teas...so of course, I needed a new mug rug and mug cozy!



The mug cozy is knitted...the mug rug is made from scraps left over from quilting...



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Post by: artsycandice on February 02, 2015 04:11:36 PM
I love those. The colors are really nice. I don't knit but definitely need a mug cozy some day! :D


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 02, 2015 04:59:39 PM
Only thing is, you have to remember to take them off before putting the mug in the dishwasher or sink.... ;D.  I think they feel nice and secure to hold, but not all that practical...


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Post by: pinokeeo on February 02, 2015 05:10:21 PM
I like your mug cozy.  I think it's a great idea.  I drink lots of herbal teas and sometimes hot cocoa, and those cozies would be just right.


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Post by: underthemountain on February 02, 2015 05:26:59 PM
love the beautiful hat, scarves, and cozy--what a fun way to really enjoy yourself!


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Post by: cmouse01 on February 02, 2015 08:07:16 PM
I think they feel nice and secure to hold, but not all that practical...

I don't know - I have wimpy fingers, so if I'm holding a cup of hot liquid I'd love to have it wrapped.  Of course, my tongue is wimpy too, so really hot liquids sit until they've cooled.


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on February 03, 2015 02:33:08 AM
Love the mugrug Always'  :)

Mio, I don't go out to work either but could never  keep pace with you!  ;D As for crafting with a migraine, takes me all my time to stay upright, I think you must be a superhero irl  ;)


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Post by: fantasticmio on February 03, 2015 06:07:30 AM
I think at this point, my hands are just doing it on their own. ;D


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Post by: cursive_queen on February 03, 2015 06:37:30 AM
Nice scarves Mio - I don't know how you did them with a migraine.

I like the cozy and mug rug Always - I need to make some mug rugs


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 03, 2015 07:07:46 AM
Mio, you are amazing, truly! When I get a migraine, I'm pretty much useless.  Well done!

And Always, how fortuitous that you had yarn that coordinated so nicely with your fabric!  They look so cute together!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 03, 2015 08:14:57 AM
Not exactly fortuitous...;D...I try to stock a lot of solid colors in case the mood strikes me... I really hate to shop for just one thing (impossible!)...plus it is too cold to go out for anything...if I don't have it, it is not going to be made! ;D


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Post by: yoopidou on February 03, 2015 10:31:33 AM
What a beautiful mug rug!
The fabrics go so well together. I really like these colors too.
I live too far but maybe somebody could go and "borrow" it for me!  ;)
I did notice you had quite a few scraps. Come to think of it, so do I! OK, I'll try to make myself a mug rug this week.
Any tips? What kind of batting do you use? Would flannel work?


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Post by: yoopidou on February 03, 2015 08:38:21 PM
Here is my first project of the year, except for basic cooking, taking care of the garden and cleaning up, giving away, throwing in the trash and reorganizing the whole house. All things far are not fun enough to count as crafts for me.
From used curtains with ugly bottom to much better looking ones. I used fabric from my stash, trying to stick to my new rule to buy only what I really need now.



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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 03, 2015 08:46:18 PM
Yoopidou--I love repurposing projects...adding a bit of trim to those curtains with fabrc stash makes them look new again!

Thanks for the nice comments on the mug rug...I used scrap bits of flat batting, so flannel or even corduroy or other thicker fabric scraps would work just fine...no one sees the insides!  It just need to absorb any liquid and keep any heated cups from damaging a table. ha I mostly use them to not lose my cup...I tend to leave them all over!  The mug rugs help me find them...


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Post by: bushbaby on February 04, 2015 01:14:51 AM
**Challenge Entry - 3x purple things**

So I have been sick for about a week with "the office bug" that has been doing the rounds - nothing too serious, just annoyingly tiring. But I have managed to finish this for myself :


this was using some silk/merino hand dyed yarn that I got as a surprise gift and have been hoarding for about 4 years :) it still needs blocked so I'm hoping that it will stretch a little more.

**this makes three purple things I have made long with the beads I made


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Post by: cmouse01 on February 04, 2015 06:14:37 AM
bushbaby - what a beautiful shawl.  I love how the yarn ended up looking marbled!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 04, 2015 06:49:19 AM
It is beautiful!  Love the wavy edge...and what a gorgeous color!


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Post by: fantasticmio on February 04, 2015 12:30:55 PM
Another granny blanket!

This one is going to charity. ^_^


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Post by: bookstorebabe on February 04, 2015 12:44:14 PM
yoopidou, it's amazing how much difference some pretty trim can make!
Now you have me wondering just how I could update my own curtains.


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Post by: RedheadWithThread on February 04, 2015 01:13:07 PM
Yoop, those curtains look fab with that trim!
Bushbaby, that's a gorgeous shawl!
Mio, fab blanket! I'm in love with the colors!

Here's my latest works:

More roses! These are fun to make and don't take very long. Especially now that I'm using the stems from fake flowers instead of making stems.


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Post by: lindyv321 on February 05, 2015 09:09:42 AM
The curtains turned out fab with such a simple update!

The shawl is just gorgeous.  That's another thing I don't have, a shawl... Well I do but it's plan black and store bought. 

The roses are turning out great!  Love all the colors.


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Post by: meleriffic on February 05, 2015 10:23:00 AM
100 Origami Stars for my son's 100 day project at school. My fingers kind of hurt by the time I was done.



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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 05, 2015 10:52:44 AM
I bet they do!  So tiny and cute!  What will he do with them?


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Post by: RedheadWithThread on February 05, 2015 11:34:29 AM
Ooh, pretty meleriffic! I'm with always: what will be done with them?


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Post by: meleriffic on February 05, 2015 11:52:57 AM
I don't really know. He just needed to bring 100 of something to school.


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Post by: J_Kieviet on February 05, 2015 09:31:42 PM
Meleriffic, you are awesome, as a teacher I always appreciate the families that work to find or make 100 items - I remember the 100 pieces of lego from specific children, but the children who brought purchased packages of 100 items that were still sealed just kind of blend together, so good on ya!


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Post by: meleriffic on February 06, 2015 07:43:01 AM
Thanks.


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Post by: ZombieLili on February 06, 2015 09:42:40 AM
I love the mug rug and teh origami stars :D

Everyone is so hard-working....I have done ZERO crafting this week and or weekend is busy with work, too  :-[


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Post by: lindyv321 on February 06, 2015 11:28:53 AM
I sent out 3 swap packages today so I will have lots of goodies to share soon!


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Post by: fluffypants on February 06, 2015 12:36:19 PM
Everything looks awesome so far! Love the paper stars - I can imagine sore fingers after that. Oof!

I've been anxious to craft, but haven't had a lot of ideas floating around. I know I have a list to reference, but I just keep looking at my stash and trying to decide what else I can make, then I get overwhelmed and don't make anything, hehe.


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Post by: kbrison on February 06, 2015 12:58:33 PM
Have been trying to clear out more WIPs and stash. Here are 26 readers I finally got laminated, cut to size, and bound. They'll be given to family members who teach PK-1. If anyone wants copies, these are all free downloads on Cherry Carl's website. Just Google her name to find hundreds of literacy materials.

Then, after frogging part of the hat once and completely frogging the entire hat later, I managed to finish crocheting this beret for my great-niece. It's made from Paton Metallic yarn. Although it looks like a flat gray color in the photos, it's actually a very shiny silver.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 06, 2015 01:29:49 PM
What a lovely beret!  It looks like a large rose!


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Post by: meleriffic on February 06, 2015 05:09:10 PM
Those look like great books.  And the beret is lovely.


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Post by: Ffrogg526 on February 06, 2015 05:51:16 PM
I finished a WIP!  :D  I finished the Salem Swirl green afghan.  I'll get pictures put up this weekend. 


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Post by: plaidpineapple on February 07, 2015 09:21:28 AM
kbrison thanks for the heads up on where to locate the readers.  I just started teaching this year and those look wonderful.

I completed a set of placemats in January:


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Post by: sheepBlue on February 07, 2015 09:52:07 AM
Ditto on the beret - its such a lovely change from the typical flat topped type.

I made a few items for artsycandice because I find her so inspiring, and she received the package a few days ago.  :) First, a prayer flag since I've been feeling rather inspired lately...it's an interesting mix of fabric, paper, lace and bits and bobs. The bird button (made by RubyTuesday!) was destined to go to her  :)



I also made her a small piece of assemblage art since she recently found it very inspiring and I love it too  :)



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Post by: bookstorebabe on February 07, 2015 05:01:30 PM
Oh my gosh, sheepblue, that's part if a metal curler in your assemblage, isn't it? I love it, and the prayer flag!


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Post by: sheepBlue on February 07, 2015 05:03:45 PM
It is  :D Alteredmommy gave me some in a recent swap and one found it's way into the assemblage.


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Post by: yoopidou on February 07, 2015 06:45:13 PM
Cute flowers, how many have you made as of now?

One more granny blanket Fantasticmio, I like the pastel colors.

Meleriffic, your stars are very cute. What did you cute all the strips of paper from?
I sure understand your pain. One year, with my daughter, we made origami star leis to give to the other students at the end of the year/graduation from middle school(maybe) party. Kids often give each others leis for graduations here. I still remember the pain in my wrist and thumb!

Kbrison, great job on the books. The kids will love them.

Plaidpineapple, you found some lovely fabric for your placemats.

Sheepblue, interesting and creative prayer flag. I wonder what you put in the tiny bottles, the image is too small to see.


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Post by: pinokeeo on February 07, 2015 09:03:12 PM
Love the origami stars.  I've always wanted to make those, but have never done it.  I bow to you for making them.

I also love the beret and the assemblage art.  Nice work, all.

I haven't been very creative lately, but I did finally get my shop reorganized and I feel really good about that.

I did find the time to try something new.  I took a short class in loom beading.  I am getting married soon and want beadwork on my wedding clothing, so I had to learn how to do this.

My first attempt.



It isn't much, but I know now that I can do it.  This was just a practice piece, so it's just a short design.  Supposed to look like a feather, but it didn't come out that way.  I like it, though.


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Post by: kbrison on February 07, 2015 09:27:19 PM
Swap package has been received so I can post some more photos.
Four heart magnets cut from fun foam and magnetic sheets.

Four small gift tags.

Two button bobby pins and a heart-shaped yo-yo brooch.

A crocheted can/bottle holder.

A Valentine card. I was experimenting with washi tape and negative space.

A crocheted cowl from my partner's Pinterest boards.


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Post by: meleriffic on February 07, 2015 09:51:56 PM
The stars were just made from different scrapbook papers I had.


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 08, 2015 08:02:26 AM
kbrison, your valentines are all so adorable! Beautiful work!

Your beading looks great, pinokeeo.  You'll be an expert at that in no time!

I have some swap projects I made that have finally been received, so I can post them.

Collapsible basket:

Breaks down for storage:
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=661684)

Scooby Doo t-shirt


ATC: "Retribution", watercolor pencils on paper


ATC: "Bachelor's Buttons", mixed media


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Post by: meleriffic on February 08, 2015 10:19:15 AM
What fun items. I love the basket.


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 08, 2015 11:40:50 AM
Thanks!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 08, 2015 11:57:41 AM
Beautiful placemats, plaidpineapple!

sheeblue--the assemblage piece is just wonderful!

kbrison...your heart stuff is unique!  I love all the red and white...the cup holder is so nice! So is that cowl!

pinokeeo--you are taking up beading now?  wow...nice start...can't wait to see what you make for the wedding.

bunny--your art is really lovely and fun...and what an interesting basket...did you use a tute for it?



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Post by: brandyk on February 08, 2015 05:28:55 PM
Kbrison, your photos are so much better then mine were. But I get to see the real things all the time! Thanks so much for making all those beauties for me!


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Post by: underthemountain on February 09, 2015 04:55:40 AM
kbrison, love your beret and those fab books!  :)

Sheep, awesome altered art!!  I wish I had your talents!

Bunny, love all of your great pieces, esp Scooby!!

pinokeeo, yeah!  CONGRATS!!!  Love your bead looming. 

Sending out a swap package today --once it arrives I'll be able to share some pics.
Happy crafting all!


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Post by: Renstar on February 09, 2015 06:01:08 AM
There are so many great projects already this year.  I feel like I have been a super slacker!!

But, today I have posted my first swap package of the year, so I can breathe a small sigh of relief. (Box of colour)

Pictures will follow once it has been received.


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 09, 2015 08:03:42 AM
Thanks, guys!

AIMR, the basket is my own design.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 09, 2015 08:38:40 AM
Now that makes it even cooler, bunny!


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 09, 2015 11:06:08 AM
Thanks! *blush*


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Post by: lindyv321 on February 09, 2015 11:50:26 AM
I really like that beret too!  It's a really fun shape.

Love the colors on those place mats!

Sheep your art is amazing as usual! 

The bead weaving is great for a first project!  Congrats on the upcoming wedding too!

I adore the tags and bottle cozy!  I used washi tape for my partners card too!

bunny I love the basket and the button flowers!

I made some peanut butter cookies for Valentines Day over the weekend. 


I also did my very first glass cuts with the handy dandy glass cutter thing I got for Christmas from a friend.  They aren't perfect but I think it will just take practice.


Whew!  I don't feel like such a slacker now ;)


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 09, 2015 01:25:35 PM
What kind of bottles are those?  The color is fabulous!

Also, those cookies look so yummy!


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Post by: lindyv321 on February 09, 2015 02:33:53 PM
They are root beer bottles!


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Post by: brandyk on February 09, 2015 03:09:45 PM
Thanks, guys!

AIMR, the basket is my own design.

I think you need to do a tutorial. PLEASE!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 09, 2015 03:22:43 PM
I love it when swap partners receive!

Here is a dotee I made in the Fauna Dotee Swap: It is suppose to be a little cheetah hiding in the grass...he turned out a bit grumpy looking, but I did not notice until I was finished...oh well. it is what it is! ;D



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Post by: sheepBlue on February 09, 2015 04:10:54 PM
Not every dotee can be bright and cheery.  :D Obviously it has its own personality to contend with.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 09, 2015 04:37:47 PM
lol sheepblue--I am sure that somehow, my own mood might have been transferred to the project...it is a stressful time of year for me...but yes, I suppose our projects truly do reflect us, good and bad moods! ;D


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Post by: artsycandice on February 09, 2015 07:18:40 PM
I love the cut glasses, the cookies (great, now I want one), and the little dotee is wonderful!


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Post by: fantasticmio on February 10, 2015 07:58:23 AM
I'm calling this one Quilt-Like, but I think the medium purple is too dark to really see it properly... adding it to the list of blankets that need re-making! Yay!



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Post by: RedheadWithThread on February 10, 2015 08:30:22 AM
I can see the medium purple just fine, Mio!


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Post by: cursive_queen on February 10, 2015 08:43:13 AM
Cool pattern Mio - I like the look of colors all in the same family.

Those cookies look yummy!

Finished quilt for a friend who is moving.  I started the top over a year ago, and finished it in June - then it sat while I figured out backing.  I ended up having enough of the green fabric in stash for backing (that never happens)  So yay, another WIP done



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Post by: lindyv321 on February 10, 2015 08:48:26 AM
I think the cheetah is cute, like grumpy cat cute!

Both of those quilts are beautiful.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 10, 2015 08:51:33 AM
Mio--I see the colors quite easily!  I would not remake it...can you give it as a charity quilt?  I am sure that most people do not have your critical eye! ;D

Lovely quilt to give as a gift, cursive_queen!


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 10, 2015 09:39:42 AM
Wow! Awesome projects!  I need a cookie, Lindy! You're killing my diet!  Oh, and an IBC rootbeer to go along with it... *sigh*  :D

Mio does it AGAIN!  Girl, you must have bionic fingers! I think your blanket is a beauty!

Cursive's quilt is gorgeous, too!  What do I do to get on your list of friends?  ;)

I think your dotee is perfect AIMR... he is stalking his prey, he should be looking a little threatening, right? Adorable!

And for the tutorial request... I will do my best, but since I didn't take progress shots, let me know if anything is unclear, k?

First I found a sturdy chipboard box at Goodwill, then I cut it apart and labeled the ends, sides and bottom.  I laid my fabric out and first laid the 2 sides and bottom out on the fabric as if they were still attached. Then cut a strip of fabric that would be large enough to come back up over the sides with enough to spare that could be tucked under the bottom. Then do the same thing again, only lay the bottom and the ends out the same way.  Then lay just the bottom out and cut a piece large enough to fold over the edges.



Cover the bottom with the fabric. I used hot glue to adhere it. Then lay it out with the sides, same way as before. Cut your ribbon pieces (you need 8 ) about the same length and pin them the same distance from the outer edges of the side piece of fabric on each side of the cardboard. Then fold the fabric over so that both sides of the chipboard piece are covered and pin the fabric in place. The ribbon will be between the cardboard and the fabric piece you folded over. Then take the cardboard pieces away and stitch up the side. Reinsert the side piece of cardboard and place the fabric on your sewing machine, placing the needle close to the cardboard at the unsewn edge, then lower your needle to mark your place. Remove the cardboard and sew the side.  Then repeat this process with the other side and with the end pieces.



Turn the sewn pieces right side out.  Your ribbons will now be on the outside of the fabric. Insert the side or end pieces back into the pockets you created.  The edges of the fabric between the pockets will kind of fold over toward the center.  Stitch those edges down.



Take the bottom you covered, and hot glue it in the space between the two pockets, covering the raw edges you just sewed down.  Then take that piece and hot glue to the other fabric assemblage.  Finished product should look something like this, with the bottom piece in the center:



Then tie the ribbons. Done.  ;D


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 10, 2015 09:45:42 AM
I am going to have to try that!  I think those would make perfect boxes for chips or bread that you just don't have a place to store all the time...fold them up and store them in the tablecloth drawer!

Thanks!

oooh---and they would be great for baby shower gifts, too...filled with goodies...


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Post by: fantasticmio on February 10, 2015 10:19:50 AM
Hey, alwaysinmyroom: shouldn't this thread be stickied?


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Post by: yoopidou on February 10, 2015 10:55:41 AM
Pinokeeo, your bead waving is beautiful. it must require a lot of patience, although maybe not since it is for your wedding clothes. I hope we will see the weeding clothes, they will be stunning for sure.

Kbrison, the crocheted can holder is very cute with the many patterns and the lovely colors. I would wear it as a cuff bracelet!

Bunny, your basket is very practical and the fabric won't need to be washed too often.

Lindy, Il like your new glasses. I'd like to try that too. Can you explain a bit more about how you made them?

Always, your cheetah seems to concentrate on some important thing but he looks like nice and playful at the same time.

Fantasticmio, I like all the pruples you used, especially the medium purple. I find it lightens it. Don't redo it, it's just fine.

Cursive-quiltqueen, you are the queen of quilts! Beautiful colors. You have a lucky friend.


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Post by: kbrison on February 10, 2015 12:35:39 PM
Thanks for the tute, Bunny! One more thing to add to my "Things I need to try" list.

Fantasticmio, I can see the medium purple just fine, but I can understand why you might want a slightly lighter shade to create more contrast. As always, I'm amazed at how prolific and inventive you are.

AIMR, don't be critical of that sweet, little cheetah! I think it's perfect!

Lindy, those cookies are such a clever way to add a holiday theme to a favorite recipe. And I just finished an IBC rootbeer last night. Maybe I need to fish it out of the recycling bin.

CursiveQueen, that's one lucky friend! Does that mean you'll be up for another round of the Quilt Block Swap soon? Loved your Halloween-themed blocks from last round.


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Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on February 10, 2015 05:39:43 PM
I love those glasses lindy! Did you have to sand the edges?


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Post by: dewshinesdopp on February 11, 2015 06:01:52 AM
I have been a complete slacker about reading posts.  I will read and comment later today, because I can't wait to see all the awesome stuff everyone has made.  :)


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 11, 2015 06:05:50 AM
Hey, alwaysinmyroom: shouldn't this thread be stickied?

It seemed to always be on the first page, so I didn't sticky it...but I will just for you! ;D


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 11, 2015 10:10:42 AM
Beat me with a wet noodle!!!  I was closing out last year and realized that I never announced the prize winner for the last round!!!

The winner was crazyda79!!!! I think there were five people that had so many entries due to an abundance of swap projects...lol, which I do not want to do again because there was way too much counting! ;D

Congrats to you...I will PM you for a prize!



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Post by: quaggy on February 11, 2015 05:57:43 PM
Congrats crazyda79!  I have been keeping up with the thread so many amazing things being made by all.  Here are a few things I am adding that have been sent out and received by swap partners!

Mug Rug 1


Mug Rug 2


Mug organizer


Valentine cards


Valentine wall art tray


Wooden Jewelry box


Valentine cube


Altered block of wood for Valentines


I have 1 package still to be opened so more progress photos soon!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 11, 2015 06:51:18 PM
quaggy--I am amazed at your talent...wow...so many beautiful things...I love the mug organizer and the block...


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Post by: Averia on February 11, 2015 06:57:30 PM
I am so far behind here it is crazy, but such a huge fan of quaggy's I can't help but comment - Love the Wonder woman mug rug!!!


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Post by: quaggy on February 11, 2015 07:01:15 PM
awe thanks!!!!  I am super excited to be a part of this amazing group.. Ya'll inspire me more than you will every know! We are all awesome!


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Post by: kbrison on February 11, 2015 07:28:45 PM
I'm with Averia; that Wonder Woman mug rug is a perfect mate for the mug. Quaggy scores again!


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Post by: cursive_queen on February 12, 2015 06:22:40 AM
Love the wonder woman mug rug and the cup cozy/organizer.

Kbrison - I might be up for another round - I need to find sashing fabric I like and make my halloween quilt :)


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Post by: texscrapper on February 12, 2015 06:50:53 AM
I kind of pittered out last year, but I'm back and ready to craft! Here is my list so far, but I know that I'll add more as I go.

Laundry Room Remodel
1. Paint laundry room
2. Make curtains for Laundry room
3. reformat cabinets in laundry room
4. pad for top of dryer
5. Wall art for laundry room

Easter gifts
6. Doll Clothes for nieces
7. Sleeping bags for nieces
8. Purse for niece
9. Embroidered Onesie/outfit for nephew
10. messenger bag for nephew

Other
11. Casserole Carrier
12. Upcycled Soap dispenser
13. Upcycled liquor bottle projects - still trying to figure out what these will be!
14. Homemade vanilla
15.Tree Quilt
16. "Sparkle" shirt for Kota
17. Josephine Doll for nieces
18. Suede Tote
19. New lunch box
20. monogrammed bath wrap for SIL
21. Scuba Skirt for me
22. Reversable Sling bag
23. Burp Cloth supply for gufts
24. Baby Blanket Supply for gifts
25. Baby changing pad supply for gift
26. Thread catcher
27. Ironing board caddy
28. Infinity scarf for coworker
29. LSU Scarf for myself
30. T-Shirt Quilt from elementary school shirts
31. Ironing Board cover
32. Baylor Shirts for nieces and nephews
33. new potholders
34. Table runner
35. Bookmarks for Valentine's Day
36. Chapstick cozies
37. Large Utility toe
38. Large Wire Hampers

SWAP PROJECTS
39. Bible Cover
40. Tote Bags
41. Taggie Blanket


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Post by: pinokeeo on February 12, 2015 07:01:25 AM
Always, the loom beading is only for my wedding clothes.  I really don't intend to do this on a regular basis.  And the colors on my clothes will be much softer.  I used these colors just so I could see what I was doing.  And I will post my garments once they are made.

And now I'm back to my regular scheduled programming.  I'm carving again.  Here are a couple of my latest items.  I carved a couple of celtic knots.  The walnut pieces are actually part of a log that I slabbed out, just for this purpose.



And a couple of love spoons.  These are both poplar, but the wood is so wildly different from piece to piece.  This wood is great for carving.



I also made myself a rack for my native american flutes.












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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 12, 2015 07:04:12 AM
love the knots...

Your flute stand is lovely and reminds me of antlers...very practical and beautiful


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Post by: meleriffic on February 12, 2015 07:12:58 AM
I love the knots, and the heart spoon!


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 12, 2015 07:52:17 AM
Wow! Wonder Woman mug rug = awesome!  And what a great idea for the mug organizer!

The knots and spoons and flute rack are excellent!  (Especially the knot on the far right... would you like my address?   ;))


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Post by: kbrison on February 12, 2015 09:12:38 AM
Antlers were my first thought, too. Eagle clan? Turtle clan? Wonderful work!

Texascrapper, sounds like you have some busy times a-coming if you intend to do all that. Good luck!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 12, 2015 09:17:59 AM
What is a scuba skirt?


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Post by: texscrapper on February 12, 2015 09:28:10 AM
What is a scuba skirt?

Just a pattern name that I pinned. I love the sape of it, but I plan on making mine much longer than the original :)

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/5418462027772903/


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Post by: lindyv321 on February 12, 2015 09:54:54 AM
I love those glasses lindy! Did you have to sand the edges?

You do have to smooth out the edges which I haven't done yet.  The directions make it sound rather complicated so I am going to do some more research first.

I adore those mug rugs quaggy!  I also love the cup organizer, I use mine ALL the time!

pinokeeo your carving skills are so amazing!  I love the spoon with the hearts on top. 

I like the look of that scuba skirt but agree it needs to be a bit longer!

Two of my swap packages are out for delivery so pictures soon!


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Post by: pinokeeo on February 12, 2015 10:00:56 AM
Antlers were my first thought, too. Eagle clan? Turtle clan? Wonderful work!


Actually I was thinking moose.  :D  It was just a design that I had seen and thought it would work for flutes.



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Post by: cursive_queen on February 12, 2015 10:32:39 AM
Your wood working is so beautiful Pinokeeo!


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Post by: bookstorebabe on February 12, 2015 12:12:50 PM
I was thinking antlers, too!  Have you ever made a flute? You do so much beautiful woodwork....
And I love all our stuff, Quaggy, but I really like the wonder woman mug rug.


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Post by: yoopidou on February 12, 2015 12:48:57 PM
Quaggy, the two mug rugs are beautiful, one is fun and one is cute. I like them both.

Pinokeeo, I am always admiring your wood work. The Celtic knot impress me the most, but so does the hearts spoon. The stand is my favorite today because you designed it yourself, it looks good, it is useful and it will be out for you to see everyday.


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Post by: lindyv321 on February 12, 2015 01:31:56 PM
My partner in the Cabinet of Curiosities swap has received the creepy things I made for her....







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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 12, 2015 01:48:25 PM
You guys freak me out with some of those odd things you have been making in that swap! ;D

wow, lindy..your projects are really quite imaginative and super odd!


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Post by: kbrison on February 12, 2015 01:59:23 PM
Lindy, I keep expecting to see Vincent Price or Bela Ligosi pop out of your shrines. Very creepy!  :)


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Post by: lindyv321 on February 12, 2015 02:59:50 PM
My kids kept saying "you are so messed up mom".  Since I was going for creepy I took it as a compliment!


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Post by: sheepBlue on February 12, 2015 03:30:38 PM
Ooh lindy, they're both great but I love the bigger shrine with the heart!! Hard to resist anatomical hearts  ;D


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Post by: texscrapper on February 12, 2015 08:23:17 PM
I finished the bookmarks for my twins classmates. This is part of the Valentine's Goodie bag that they are giving away. 50 bookmarks using only scrap fabric. I wish I could say it made a dent, but .... oh well - at least I know how to use it up!



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Post by: kbrison on February 12, 2015 10:51:49 PM
As a retired English teacher, those bookmarks would have put you at the top of my favorite parents' list, Texscrapper.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 13, 2015 05:05:15 AM
A creepy Mom is a good Mom, Lindy! ;D

texscrapper...I agree with kbrison...a bookmark that is so fun and colorful is a wonderful thing!

OK--a bit of a photo dump...

I finally tore into my huge collection of washi tapes...I covered a cardboard box that I have been saving for years (from Japan)...I used the washi tape to make a sort of hinge for the top since  it sort of just sat on top of the box...



This scarf was a WIP from about three years ago...the yarn was given to me by cackle when I went to visit her...it is done in all seed stitch, which is a time consuming stitch for me:



I have always loved the houndstooth scarves I have seen on Ravelry, so I finally crocheted one for myself!  This is a fast infinity scarf!



Nothing better to do while watching Murdock Mysteries...I used a bit of my cotton crochet thread to make some washcloths...



Finally...I am so into cables now, so I knit this hat:





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Post by: bookstorebabe on February 13, 2015 05:18:42 AM
Always, I am in love with the green scarf! You've been a busy bee!


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 13, 2015 06:22:58 AM
Lindy, your shrines always blow me away!

Holy knitting, Always!  You were busy!  I love the green scarf, so nice to get those WIP's done, isn't it?  And that houndstooth cowl?  If we are ever in a swap together, I want one just like it, pretty please!

And the wash tape box is very pretty!  I'm a big fan of houndstooth.  ;)


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Post by: cursive_queen on February 13, 2015 06:28:13 AM
Lindy - I love the creepy things!

Always - wow you have been busy!  The green and the houndstooth scarves are my favorite


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Post by: underthemountain on February 13, 2015 07:02:11 AM
A few things made for Valentine's Day and my Curiousity Cabinet partner and for Lana.

Lip pops for Lana's class

...also wanted to show you the salt dough ornaments Lana made for her class


a few curiousities...this was my first attempt at polymer clay. Fun!


heart twins...one ami heart for my partner and one for Lana



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Post by: sheepBlue on February 13, 2015 07:07:20 AM
Ahh, another anatomical heart! That looks amazing utm!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 13, 2015 07:17:24 AM
I am loving all the heart projects! 

Lana did a fine job on those salt ornaments!  I bet her classmates love that she is crafty!

Thanks for the nice comments on the yarn goodies...what else can I do in this horrible cold winter except knit and crochet...brrrrrr!


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Post by: sheepBlue on February 13, 2015 07:24:27 AM
Ack, always, I forgot to comment on your awesome knits. I love the cable knit hat especially! Anyone that can do cables impresses me, they look so complicated  :D


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Post by: cmarion3 on February 13, 2015 08:21:58 AM
Cables are easy. But so impressive. Love all the knitted stuff and heart stuff. That is one creepy anatomical heart there. Amazing first try. Keep up the gory work.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 13, 2015 08:37:07 AM
Cables are easy. But so impressive. Love all the knitted stuff and heart stuff. That is one creepy anatomical heart there. Amazing first try. Keep up the gory work.

yeah--I just had it in my head that they were difficult...but ...shhhh...I want all of my friends and family to be impressed at how "difficult" they look! ;D


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Post by: underthemountain on February 13, 2015 08:37:35 AM
Thanks for the nice comments ladies.  I hope the polymer clay stuff is the start of a new craft for me.

Ack, always, I forgot to comment on your awesome knits. I love the cable knit hat especially! Anyone that can do cables impresses me, they look so complicated  :D

me too!  love your knitted goodies and the cool bookmarks!

Lana did a fine job on those salt ornaments!  I bet her classmates love that she is crafty!

I just hope she tells them it's not candy.  They really look like they are something to eat.


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Post by: pinokeeo on February 13, 2015 09:02:47 AM
I love the washi tape box and the houndstooth knit.  I also like all the hearts.  Great job everybody.


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Post by: lindyv321 on February 13, 2015 09:50:37 AM
The fabric bookmarks turned out great!  I love all the different designs.

I love your curiosities UTM! I would also like a lip pop please ;)  Lana's classmates are very lucky that both of you are crafty!

AIMR your yarn goodies have turned out wonderful!  I think if I lived where it was cold I would just hibernate!



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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 13, 2015 10:01:59 AM
I am spending my lunch looking at houses in the South... ;D. I see a large craft room in warmer climates in my near future!  Then, I will only be knitting for others who still live in cold areas! ;D


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Post by: kbrison on February 13, 2015 10:27:49 AM
Love the varigated scarf, AIMR! Haven't tried to crochet a houndstooth pattern, but it looks like something I need to add to my crafting list. Hadn't thought of using washi tape on a project that large either. Hm-m-m-m! What do I want to decorate?

UTM, if that polyclay heart is a first attempt, I know we're going to be blown away as your skills progress. Great job! Lana is so talented. Looking forward to meeting her (and you!)  in Canada next summer.


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 13, 2015 11:00:44 AM
I have a little something to add.  I got a Silhouette for Christmas and I've been playing with it.

I made some things for my kitchen:



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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 13, 2015 11:04:36 AM
Those are so cute!

I have still not taken mine out of the box!! ;D  I will when it warms up...and I clean up to make room to play! ;D


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 13, 2015 11:05:52 AM
Thanks!  I'm going to try to find a few online tutorials and see what other cool things I can figure out how to do.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 13, 2015 11:06:20 AM
lindy has a Pinterest board with all sorts of ideas...;D


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Post by: underthemountain on February 13, 2015 01:42:22 PM
Thanks Lindy!  The kids had a blast playing with them.  It's a good mold to have!  I got mine at joann's.
Thanks kbrison!  I did try it before when I was a kid and I baked it too long (I think it was a red bead) and it turned black and was so sad that I didn't try again.  It was actually Lana that got me to try it now because she made some penguins at camp and told me how easy and fun it was.  She was right about it being fun.  :)

Bunny, your signs rock!!!  I wish I had a silhouette...I do love my Cricut, but it has it's limits.  :)


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 13, 2015 02:09:13 PM
I think I just repinned about half of Lindy's Silhouette board....  ::)


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Post by: lindyv321 on February 13, 2015 02:27:35 PM
I'm glad someone is getting use out of my pins!  I am quite frustrated with my Silhouette lately.  Your cuts turned out wonderfully.

I did use it to cut the designs for this card I made for my Valentines swap partner


The photos of the other stuff I sent her are lost somewhere... She received yesterday per tracking and I hope she gets some pictures that I can steal ;)

My box of color partner should be receiving today and I did get pictures of all the things I sent her!  I got to play with the embroidery machine a bit for her package!


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Post by: pinokeeo on February 13, 2015 04:05:18 PM
Bunny1kenobi, I love your signs!  They turned out awesome.   


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Post by: sheepBlue on February 13, 2015 04:25:27 PM
Ah, you guys make me rather envious of your cutters...so make such perfect cuts!

So I joined the Feb ATC swap since I haven't done ATCs in a long time, but of course the first claim I made inspired me to do a wild and extreme ATC!! Well...at least super mega chunky.  ::)



The theme was "dollhouse interior" so I decided to focus on one room being that ATC size is ridiculously small as it is. I have way more detailed pictures at the  LINK (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438094.msg5288947#msg5288947)

And I made another prayer flag. The base image was printed out on fabric ironed to freezer paper (I'll never buy store bought fabric paper again!) and then I embellished and stitched away. I love the effect of sprinkling water on the image as it is definitely not water-safe but bled most beautifully I thought.



I have some more stuff to post but am just waiting to hear that it got received first!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 13, 2015 05:23:23 PM
oh oh oh  That prayer flag is MINE!!!!!  sheepblue surprised me with it!!!  I was admiring the one she had made for artsycandice...it is fabulously detailed and so vintage...like it was put together with love over time....

MINE!!!!!!!


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Post by: sheepBlue on February 13, 2015 05:27:40 PM
You deserve it  ;D


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Post by: Averia on February 13, 2015 05:32:11 PM
oh the prayer flag is nice and all (I think that is a pic of my hair being pulled up even), but I want the bathroom!!! Wowsers that is fantastic!

love the cables and the houndstooth aimr!

Rox, lovely stuffs, but I'm so glad I passed that swap by - so much creepiness is coming out of it.


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Post by: Renstar on February 14, 2015 07:56:42 AM
I have finished a WIP from last year. Yippee.  ;D

No pictures yet as it needs to be sent to Sylvan, a delayed part of her stocking.  (I got a bit of rsi at the back end of last year through knitting and couldn't knit for a while).

Now to get on with the rest of my prayer flags...

Or finish the skirt I randomly started the other day... Or start the jumper I want to knit... Or maybe work through some of the other WIPs I have outstanding.

If only I could focus right now!! (or ever) ::)


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Post by: fantasticmio on February 14, 2015 08:55:03 AM
Yet Another Granny Blanket!


I'm calling this one Kaboom!


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Post by: emilywilde on February 14, 2015 11:00:16 AM
I really need to work out a system for notes on my computer, because there are so many SO MANY amazing projects and items in this thread every day!
I feel a little guilty because I have only one project from my list completed so far, but now that I'm not up to my ears in swaps I will be focusing on my list more. Here's my first project in 2015, from the very last entry on my list. it was made for Wulf in the Imbolc swap:
Felted Birdfeeder



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Post by: anna.wahnsinn on February 15, 2015 12:21:18 PM
So many great projects! I'm dropping out for a while, I really need to stick to my books at the moment. Just for the next two weeks, probably, but if I don't say it, I won't do it...


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Post by: yoopidou on February 15, 2015 09:25:35 PM
Beautiful colors on the felted nest, Emilywide.

Fantasticmio, because of the bright orange and red on this new blanket, it's one of my favorite.

Sheepblue, your atc has so many details, it could be hung on a wall by itself.

The projects with a silhouette are so cool that I would like a silhouette too. Bunny1kenobi, your kitchen decorations are very fun and Lindy, your card is adorably cute.

The chocolate lollipops look so delicious, Underthemountain, it must have been difficult not to eat any before sending them to class.

Alwaysinmy room, the first scarf looks so soft and the second one is really an eye catcher but my favorite is the hat as I really like cables too.

Texscrapper, the bookmarks are such a great idea for school. It would be a great idea for my home too!


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Post by: trinalocakary on February 16, 2015 02:11:51 AM
I have been sick for a month with extreme exhaustion and hand/body pain and spasms (we are hoping it is a reaction to a med that I am now off of but it will take 3-4 more weeks to find out if this is it)
I hate that I am back to not having energy to do crafts after I had done so many crafts in the last 3 months after a year of also not feeling good but I finally did two crafts today (which my hands decided was the end of the day)


The wand is a chakra wand the stones are Quartz crystal, amethyst, lapis, malachite, citrine, carnelian and bloodstone.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 16, 2015 06:00:27 AM
A felted birdfeeder!  I was wondering if birds might night use it as a nest...it looks quite cozy!

wow, Mio--those colors really do pop!  I love it!

trina--lovely wirework!  The wand is so very nice!


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Post by: cursive_queen on February 16, 2015 07:44:30 AM
Ive never seen a felted bird feeder before, how cute!


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Post by: underthemountain on February 16, 2015 08:04:46 AM
love Kaboom, the felted hanger, and the awesome wire-wrapped goodies....thanks all for the inspirational pieces!


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 16, 2015 08:50:56 AM
That ATC is mind-boggling!  Such an inspiration!  I was wanting to claim him for that theme as well, but it was gone when his name came up again.  Just as well - I don't think mine would have been nearly as cool as that is!  Holy moly!

And the prayer flag is lovely.  I especially like the red embroidery.

The wand is really pretty too!

And a felted bird feeder!  So unique!

Mio, your Kaboom quilt reminds me of my son's Minecraft game - he loves to make stuff out of TNT blocks and then blow it up.  ::)


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 16, 2015 09:29:47 AM
NEWS!!!!!

The drawing of those of you who shared a story of your crafting memories will be done in a few minutes.  I really enjoyed reading all of the stories again!

I am going to scheme with another moderator for a random prize contest.  I am thinking of doing a sort of Scavenger Hunt...more later once I work out the details.


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Post by: yofi on February 16, 2015 04:08:32 PM
I love the felted birdfeeder and the wire work and especially the prayer flag.  such creative people!


I have a few items for a swap that haven’t posted yet, but I’ve been busy!

3. Birthdays cake
Yes, plural.  Every year, I celebrate birthdays with a couple of other Capricorns.  We had our traditional vegan chocolate cake – with buttercream chocolate icing.  And this year, I put a layer of raspberries between the layers!

(The youngest of us turned 50 this year, hence the candle!)

4. Russian onion dome hat
I made this hat to use up some beautiful green yarn I’ve had in my stash for-EVAH.  The very clever pattern is from Annie Modisett (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kremlin-hat (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kremlin-hat))
I love the pattern, but the yarn was a little too heavy and floppy to hold its shape.  While it’s still a nice hat, it led me to try again, in the first of my….

5. Trio of orange hats!
This version, in Bernat roving, was much more satisfactory!


On a roll (and using up stash!) I made a few more orange hats….


I took the last one with me when my sister, mother and I went to get our hair cut.  I overheard my sister explaining to the stylist that I “favoured a bolder palette than most”!

Indeed! And the orange doesn’t end there….

6. Orange and gold roving mitts
One of the swaps I just completed was “Keep Me Warm”.  My partner has three kids in tournament hockey, and I imagine she spends a lot of time in cold ice rinks.  So I made her this pair of wooly roving gloves.


And because of those interests, I also made her this:
7. Stanley Cup tote bag
I used a simple canvas tote, and made a freezer paper stencil.  It’s the first time I’ve ever tried that and while cutting out all the little letters was tedious, I was amazed at how well it turned out!


I also tried out new skills in the “Cabinet of Curiosities” swap.  My partner said she was interested in getting artifacts from storytale villains, so I decided to send her the comb and mirror used to out-smart the Russian with Baba Yaga.  I mixed up some ivory polymer clay, and made this comb, which has a nice bit of heft, and feels very comfortable in the hand! (I didn’t try actually combing anything with it, tho’.  My theory is Baba Yaga has very thin, sparse hair…)


For the mirror, I mixed black and sparkly granite polymer, and made an armature out of landscape stakes.  Finding a mirror the right size took the longest time, but I really liked the way it turned out!


It was the first time I baked polymer in a dedicated toaster oven, and my brother-in-law inadvertently cranked the heat on the first version of the mirror, which caught the batting on fire.  It gave the chicken leg a scratchy, hairy look, like feathers.  But it smells a bit…

More things in the works, and doing electrical work on the house with my brother in law.  And of course, there is food to report on!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 16, 2015 04:44:06 PM
Yofi--the Baba Yaga items are genius!  The comb is really a good idea, but the chicken leg mirror is fantastic! ;D

Also, the orange hats turned out wonderful!  You find the best patterns...so intricate looking...

I saw the Jane mitts..they turned out really nice as well...you do such nice cable work!

Happy Birthday cake to you!

I churned out two crochet hats just because my leftovers call to me and drive me crazy....





I have everything from socks to mitts on needles so in a few days, I will be finishing them --picture dump warning! ;D


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Post by: quaggy on February 16, 2015 05:09:50 PM
Really like all the hats!


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Post by: yofi on February 16, 2015 05:11:54 PM
AIMR - wonderful way to silence those scraps!  Beautiful hats!


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Post by: sheepBlue on February 16, 2015 05:43:16 PM
My scraps are pretty well muffled, bound, and hidden most of the time lol. You're doing a great job taming yours, always!

I had another ATC received so I can share here  ;D in celebration of National Tooth Fairy Day - August 22nd!



More detail pictures at the post! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438141.msg5289699#msg5289699)


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Post by: yoopidou on February 16, 2015 09:33:20 PM
Beautiful hats. My favorite are the pointy ones, they make me think of a fairy tale.

Yofi, your chocolate cake looks even more delicious with the raspberries.

Sheepblue, this last ATC is both cute and creepy. What a beautiful window and chair!



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Post by: RedheadWithThread on February 16, 2015 09:56:35 PM
Look at all the pretty hats! This is the perfect weather for them! I'll be adding my own to the mix soon. I just have to add the details :3


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Post by: trinalocakary on February 16, 2015 10:26:52 PM
I am slowly transforming my day of the dead decorated bathroom to fit my Bohemian Gothic theme, lots of red and beading
This is the macramé hanger I made for hair clips and hair sticks
The wood is from my wisteria vines like my necklace holder.... And the yarn is from the dollar store.

It is not my best macramé as my hands got a tad sore rather quickly


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Post by: lindyv321 on February 17, 2015 07:55:29 AM
As usual there is way to much fabulousness to comment on!  I love the prayer flag and the 3D ATC's!  All the crochet and knit goodies are just wonderful.  I am always in awe of what can be done with some needles or a hook and yarn.

My swap partners in both the Sweet & Easy Valentines Day Swap and the Box of Color Swap received over the weekend.  I can't find the pictures I took of the stuff I sent for the Valentines Day Swap but you can check it out in the gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437971.msg5288978#msg5288978) if you want

This is what I sent to my partner in the Box of Color Swap

An embroidered shirt.  Still getting the hang of the embroidery machine so it's not perfect but still turned out okay.


A hoop


Wire wrap bracelet


Beaded sun catcher


Giving Bunny


A pendant


and a beaded kumihimo bracelet


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 17, 2015 08:11:30 AM
Interesting holders you have, trina...how do you hang your necklaces?  I am looking for a way to hang all of the lovely necklaces I have received in swaps.  I don't have a lot of wall space anymore..any ideas or help everyone?

lindy--you have some very lucky swap partners! I like the simple leaves on the t-shirt...I really do need to use my embroidery machine more...all of your jewelry is so wearable!


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Post by: yofi on February 17, 2015 08:20:22 AM
Love the ribbon and branch "rack" for hair clips -- I may have to borrow that idea!

And the jewelry is really lovely, lindy.  I especially like that final bracelet.  Is the technique difficult?  I've seen kits with special notched wheels at JoAnn's - is that the best way to start, or can you do it more free-hand?


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 17, 2015 08:27:40 AM
Wow! So many fantastic projects!!

Wonderful box of color projects, Lindy!  I'm particularly enticed by the jewelry, and the bunny is adorable!

AIMR, the slouchy hat is especially cool!

And the tooth fairy ATC!  OMGosh, it's amazing, sheepblue!  You never disappoint!

I have one to add, as well - I made this for Gozer in the ongoing ATC swap coz we both have a thing for Red Riding Hood.  :D



close up of the characters:


It's not as mind-blowing as the miniature scenes sheepblue's been making, but I'm pretty proud of it nonetheless.  ;D

This is my third black and red project. AIMR does that count for the challenge or did they all have to be turned in at once?


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 17, 2015 08:42:42 AM
They can be through out the two months...I have been keeping tabs...funny but a lot of you tend to work in favorite colors! ;D

I love your little shadow box...it is just so clever...

I forgot to comment on the awesome 3-D ATC...(are they called something else when they are not flat?)...sheepblue...it is creepy cool...I love the tiny hanger for the fairy wings!!!


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Post by: bookstorebabe on February 17, 2015 10:14:11 AM
bunny, I love the red riding hood! and Lindy, I'm a fan of that tshirt as well. The blue wire wrap bracelet, do the beads stay in place or slide around? how do you keep the ones on that bracelet in place? I like the colors!
always, good for you, using up scraps! i like the first stripey hat best, but they're all nifty.


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Post by: Mixedpibbles on February 17, 2015 10:36:53 AM
When you update a list how do you get it to the bottom of the thread?


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Post by: lindyv321 on February 17, 2015 11:08:23 AM
Ooooh I LOVE that ATC bunny!!!

And the jewelry is really lovely, lindy.  I especially like that final bracelet.  Is the technique difficult?  I've seen kits with special notched wheels at JoAnn's - is that the best way to start, or can you do it more free-hand?

Kumihimo is actually really easy!  I have never done it without the board so I'm not sure how well freehand would work...  I watched Youtube videos to get the simple braids down.

bunny, I love the red riding hood! and Lindy, I'm a fan of that tshirt as well. The blue wire wrap bracelet, do the beads stay in place or slide around? how do you keep the ones on that bracelet in place? I like the colors!
always, good for you, using up scraps! i like the first stripey hat best, but they're all nifty.

The beads stay in one place.  They are sandwiched between the blue plastic tube pieces. Hope that answers your question!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 17, 2015 11:24:12 AM
When you update a list how do you get it to the bottom of the thread?

Not sure what you are asking...send me a PM, please so I can assist you.


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 17, 2015 11:46:41 AM
Thanks, guys!  :D


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 17, 2015 12:02:42 PM
We know elves helped you...those are way too tiny to be cut with human hands...


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Post by: bookstorebabe on February 17, 2015 01:19:43 PM
Thanks, Lindy! That makes sense. It didn't look like blue tube beads, but beads strung on solid blue from the picture.


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 17, 2015 01:30:11 PM
We know elves helped you...those are way too tiny to be cut with human hands...

I keep them in a shoebox in my closet.  Shhhhh....


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Post by: sheepBlue on February 17, 2015 04:32:26 PM
We know elves helped you...those are way too tiny to be cut with human hands...

I keep them in a shoebox in my closet.  Shhhhh....

That sounds like a serious elvish rights violation  :o ;D


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Post by: kbrison on February 17, 2015 07:04:40 PM
We know elves helped you...those are way too tiny to be cut with human hands...

I keep them in a shoebox in my closet.  Shhhhh....

That sounds like a serious elvish rights violation  :o ;D

But has she given them clothing?


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 18, 2015 08:29:46 AM
Oh, their shoebox is quite comfortable, I assure you!  And of course I've given them clothing!  Good gracious, I have children in the house, I'm not going to have naked elves running around (even though I think they might prefer that)!

 ;D ;D ;D


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Post by: RedheadWithThread on February 18, 2015 11:13:44 AM
Three of the same color:

My friend's two cats have destroyed all the toys he has ever bought them AND stolen his D20s so I made these. They've got bells in them and should keep the kitties occupied for a little while at least. Expect more of these later because his one kitty is very destructive.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 18, 2015 11:42:48 AM
between my cats and my dog, they have destroyed all of the wonderful toys my friends have made for me!

I come home just about everyday with yarn or cork pieces all over the place! ;D

I like that they look like eyeballs at first....


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Post by: fantasticmio on February 18, 2015 11:55:30 AM
Ok, this one is my favourite out of all of them, I think!


I'm going to have to make a bigger one for me!  I'm calling it Nebula.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 18, 2015 12:12:07 PM
I really like your bright colored blankets the best...and the ones that are a bit asymetrical..wow...


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 18, 2015 12:13:47 PM
Wow, Mio, that looks awesome!


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Post by: cmouse01 on February 18, 2015 01:49:55 PM
fantasticmio - I'm not usually a fan of "random", but I have to agree with this being my favorite.  Maybe it's the bright, fun colors :)


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Post by: trinalocakary on February 18, 2015 08:31:24 PM
Interesting holders you have, trina...how do you hang your necklaces?  I am looking for a way to hang all of the lovely necklaces I have received in swaps.  I don't have a lot of wall space anymore..any ideas or help everyone?

Here is my necklace holder also a wisteria branch and there is now one under it


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Post by: RedheadWithThread on February 18, 2015 09:44:09 PM
I like that they look like eyeballs at first....

My friend said the same and now wants me to make some that look like eyeballs ;D


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 19, 2015 07:07:53 AM
lol I would love eyeball cat toys...nice for you to make them for your friend!

trina--most excellent!  It is like art work...I have a piece of driftwood that might work...


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 19, 2015 07:13:41 AM
I have some more to add!  Yay!

A curiosity cabinet ATC I made for sheepblue in the ongoing ATC swap:



The knobs turn so you can see several different pictures:

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=663066) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=663067) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=663068)

And this one, for AugustBell for her enchanted lights theme:



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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 19, 2015 07:17:09 AM
Both of those are incredible!


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 19, 2015 07:22:07 AM
Thanks, AIMR!  :D


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 19, 2015 07:24:23 AM
I am so impressed at that entire gallery...everyone really got their weird on for that swap...and the projects have been so detailed and unique!


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Post by: lindyv321 on February 19, 2015 08:04:48 AM
Those cat toys are great!  My cats are fat and lazy and don't play with anything! 

I think that blanket is my favorite so far this year too!

Fab ATC's bunny!  I love how everyone is going for more shrine like pieces.


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Post by: cursive_queen on February 19, 2015 08:21:00 AM
the scrolling ATC... oh my word!


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Post by: RedheadWithThread on February 19, 2015 10:50:12 AM
Those cat toys are great!  My cats are fat and lazy and don't play with anything! 

His one cat is VERY fat and doesn't play with the toys much but the other is smaller and is a bit crazy.

Bunny, that scrolling ATC is freaking amazing :o Just...WOW!


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 19, 2015 11:36:02 AM
Thanks, guys! *blush*


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Post by: bookstorebabe on February 19, 2015 01:53:04 PM
Bunny, those are amazing!
I've often thought if I had the skill I would make one of those necklaces with the tiny jars, and mine would have a fairy beating her fists against the glass. ^_^ So I got a grin out of your atc!


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 19, 2015 04:01:48 PM
Ooh, that would be an awesome necklace, BSBabe! 


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Post by: jfer007 on February 19, 2015 07:23:42 PM
After a very, very slow (unproductive) January, I'm turning it around and have a few items to show for it!!

Valentine Bunting:


Valentine Bag:


St. Patrick's Day Bunting:


And sorority shirts to send to various sisters:


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Post by: goktrose on February 19, 2015 08:53:13 PM
Loving the various ATC's, I think I need to try my hand at some!
All the Cabinet of Curiosities things are great, I Want them all in my house, but not after dark.  ;)

I have been lacking motivation, but I have forced myself to make some things and be productive!

1) Crocheted hat for my coworkers newborn.



2) Hoopla for my husband as a Valentine's gift, the words are from a letter I gave him before we started dating 7 years ago cause he couldn't figure out I had a crush on him.  :D



Then, I have been loving all the clay projects and really want to learn all of the secrets to making such beautiful things, so I whipped out my teeny stash of clay and played around.

3) Fairy Door



4) Khoshekh the Levitating Cat from the podcast Welcome to Night Vale. The story is Khoshekh is a cat that levitates 4 ft from the floor in the men's bathroom of the radio station, and I modeled him after some fanart. He now lives in my bathroom on top of an outlet that is 4 ft. from the floor.



This is making me realize I should build a light box for pictures, cause my apartment is dark!



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Post by: bushbaby on February 20, 2015 12:44:04 AM
Khoshekh! So cool :) thats is how I am going to picture him now everytime I listen to Night vale  :D Nice one Goktrose


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Post by: Renstar on February 20, 2015 01:03:16 AM
Finally, I can post something and get my quota started.

I made these for Roler in the Box of Colour swap and she has now received them. Phew.

1. A table runner


2. Some fabric coasters


3. TM Patch 1


4. TM Patch 2


5. TM Patch 3


6. TM Patch 4



Now to get my prayer flags finished and sent.


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Post by: cmouse01 on February 20, 2015 06:47:44 AM
I wanted to participate in the Ravelry Designers Challenge (http://www.ravelry.com/groups/designers-challenge) for Jan/Feb - which was to create a pair of adult mittens, in the round, using at least one self-striping/gradient yarn.  This is what I came up with.



Apparently I knit very tightly when I'm doing both dpns and colorwork, so they're a bit on the small side although they do stretch when worn.  I just need to find a friend with slightly smaller hands :)


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 20, 2015 06:57:11 AM
Those are gorgeous!

What yarn did you use?

I am opposite...I knit too loose, so I have to always go down a needle size! ;D


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 20, 2015 07:12:36 AM
That hoopla is awesome!!  ;D  And I love the fairy door. That's a challenge I have yet to take on, even tho I have a pretty good collection of clay, I so rarely bust it out.

And look at all the TM patches! #3 is my favorite.

If you can't find anyone to take those mittens off your hands cmouse (pun intended), I'd be happy to send you my address!  LOL!


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Post by: fluffypants on February 20, 2015 07:19:43 AM
cmouse01, those mitts look so cozy. Love the colours!

Renstar, I love the TM patches! I don't know much about them, but they always look so fun.

goktrose, that hoopla is ADORABLE. <3

jfer007, love the bunting! I may have to make some to decorate at craft shows. :)

bunny1kenobi, love the ATC's - they're something I've never gotten into creating, but I may have to now! Too fun!

fantasticmio, the bright colours of your latest blanket are awesome!

Catching up on photos here for a few items I've finished lately:

Two wedding pics in shadowbox style frames with Mambi stickers on the glass (I was so happy with the way these turned out... the picture doesn't do them justice!)



And a handful of resin pendants!







I've got to cut off the handles of these spoons and bend them over into proper "bails", per se, but I was just so happy to get them done! One of them has been sitting on my desk unfinished for at least a year, because I never use much resin at once so it seems like a waste to mix it up!


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 20, 2015 07:23:29 AM
Those pendants with the guitar picks in them are awesome!!  Well, all the resin pendants are, actually.  And your photos turned out great!


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Post by: lindyv321 on February 20, 2015 08:05:31 AM
I love the I like you stupid hoop so much!  I want a St Patty Day bunting to hang in my house please ;)  The fairy door turned out great. 

The mitts are gorgeous!  I love the colors.

The wedding photos turned out great and I too love all the resin pendants. 


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 20, 2015 08:46:04 AM
I really love the wedding photos!

I also like the guitar pick pendants!


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Post by: DncingDreamer on February 20, 2015 09:17:11 AM
I have a project idea in mind but in case I am not able to draw it to my liking does anyone know of anywhere or any way you can convert a picture to a coloring book style line drawing?


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Post by: yoopidou on February 20, 2015 10:41:59 AM
Fluffypants, all the resin pendants are fun. it makes me want to try.

Cmouse, I like how you used the gradient yarn to create diagonal lines between the blue ones. What a clever idea!

The buntings are cool. Having some for each Holiday would be a cute way to decorate a room.

All the patches are beautiful but my favorite are the fabric coasters. They must come in very handy.

The cat is super adorable.

I am amazed by all the 3D and moving ATC.


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Post by: yoopidou on February 20, 2015 11:36:11 AM
I have decided to count some cooking projects: some new to me recipes, some invented by me, some I very rarely make and some involving a lot of work.
So, I made some puff pastry and it worked. The pastries did puff. I intended to put some sugar dots on them but forgot for the first batch. These we ate as profiteroles with ice-cream inside, the other we ate just like that.


I also made some kind of Fat Tuesday beignets called "merveilles". The last time I made them, they were too heavy and dry but not this time. They didn't last long but we managed to leave one so we could take a picture.


On the garden front, after many years, the vanilla orchid got it's first flowers. As there are no insects to pollinate them, we are trying to do it ourselves. maybe we will get vanilla beans.


I created some jewelry for a friend. I hope she will like it.

I also made a card to go with it.


I managed to keep to my resolution to use mostly what I have before buying new stuff. I have not crafted a lot but I have reorganized and given away a lot of stuff. It's almost like moving inside my own home!


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Post by: cmouse01 on February 20, 2015 11:56:44 AM
alwaysinmyroom: I used Classic Elite Yarn Liberty Wool for the gradient yarn.  The solid was Cascade 220 Superwash.  The feel of both of them was so similar and they played nicely together.
It's funny because when I make hats (on circulars), I'm always too big.  Odd that these were too small.

bunny1kenobi: I know you were kidding, but I'd consider sending it to you.  The width of the mitts is 3" - my hand seems to be 3 1/4".  I can wear them but they're a bit too snug for my liking.  I was thinking about making a hat with the same yarns too.

fluffypants: love the resins; they're so sparkly!

yoopidou: when can I come over the sample the pastries?  They look delicious!  I also like the colorful card to you made for your friend.


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 20, 2015 12:20:39 PM
@ cmouse - cool!  Well, if you can't find someone local to pass them on to, I'd be delighted to be considered!  Just PM me if you decide I'm your girl!  ;)

yoopidou - a vanilla orchid!!  Wow, how awesome is that?!?  I suspect that if I tried to grow something like that I'd just kill it.  I have a notorious brown thumb.  The pastries look delicious! And I totally LOVE the jewelry!! OMGosh!  And the card is lovely as well. Lucky friend!!


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Post by: RedheadWithThread on February 20, 2015 12:29:54 PM
That resin work is beautiful, fluffypants! Love your username, by the way! ;D

I made an eyeball cat toy for my friend's cats. It's a bit bigger than I intended but I couldn't find a smaller hook and used what I had at hand.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 20, 2015 01:00:33 PM
ha ha ha Now THAT really looks like an eyeball!  and yes, I'll take some! ;D

Your pastries look fabulous delicious!  I love anything with powdered sugar...it makes things so much more decadent!

Your vanilla orchid is gorgeous!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: underthemountain on February 20, 2015 01:07:21 PM
lovely pieces everyone!!  :)

I finished this fun hat last night...Lana loves it because it is open at the back for her hair and doesn't bind her forehead.  I'm working on a smaller version for my niece tonight! In case anyone wants to try it you can find the pattern here:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/capucine


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 20, 2015 01:10:31 PM
I have made that pattern several times...it is nice if you don't like a snug hat...Lana looks happy with hers!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: underthemountain on February 20, 2015 01:30:54 PM
Cool!  Please share any other cool hat patterns you have with me!  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: trinalocakary on February 20, 2015 03:37:55 PM
The new earring holder, a large wooden frame I had, crumpled tin foil on the very back and a sheer red spiderweb material over the entire thing.
I have another piece of my wisteria wood and I am putting a choker/bracelet holder under the earring frame.  The trick with the wood I find is to use a dremmel style tool to start the holes for the cupboard hooks and to give the entire thing a light spray of clear coat, those had high gloss but you can't tell..you can also use matte



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: sheepBlue on February 20, 2015 03:47:50 PM
Another ATC received. I think my favorite so far!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438186.msg5290962#msg5290962



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: cmarion3 on February 20, 2015 05:14:45 PM
I have a project idea in mind but in case I am not able to draw it to my liking does anyone know of anywhere or any way you can convert a picture to a coloring book style line drawing?

Photoshop or Illustrator could, but since you likely do not have those programs. What about tracing the drawing? Or copying it in black and white with the contrast pushed up. If you have a later version of Microsoft Word (2007 or later...2010 or 13 are the best), scan the picture, insert it into Word, then with the picture selected go to the Picture Tools tab. Look for Artistic Effects and Color on the left end of the tab. There are some effects in there that might get you closer.

Or search Google for "aconvert a picture to a line drawing free" or something like that.  Have fun!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: sheepBlue on February 20, 2015 05:28:01 PM
Another ATC received! I'll stop spamming you with pictures now  :)

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438188.msg5291004#msg5291004



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: goktrose on February 20, 2015 08:36:38 PM
sheepBlue, omigosh those are so cute. You are making me itch to make all the tiny things!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: pinokeeo on February 21, 2015 05:53:37 AM
Wow!  This thread has exploded with awesomeness. I'm loving all the sewn and crocheted items, the cat toys, the nebula blanket, the necklace holder, the 3-D ATC's, the resin pendants, and all the jewelry pieces.  You all have been very busy.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: yoopidou on February 21, 2015 02:29:07 PM
That's a fun pet toy, Freakie geekie. I'm wondering what it will look like after being bitten, scratched, salivated on...

Underthemountain, the hat is very cute. Does it easily stay on the head without slipping?

Trinalocakary, with all the decorations you're creating, your room is really going to be yours and unique. I hope you will share some pictures of the whole themed room with us.

Sheepblue, my favorite is the little table with the seagull, the tea and cookies and the brick wall. This makes me think of leisure time.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Naantje on February 21, 2015 03:12:14 PM
I can't believe we're already in the 8th week of 2015 and I'm only now posting my first project!  :o You've all been so crafty already. Sorry for not commenting - it's just too hard to select from 66 pages of goodness. I did make a couple of paper-cut cards in January, but I still didn't take any pictures... My first project for 2015 is a good one though - at least, it's one I'm personally in love with already because it solves one of my domestic irritations.:) I'm a bad house-keeper and anything that helps make the house-keeping less of a hassle is a score in my book!

I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one with this problem: empty hangers clutter up closets, and when ironing time comes around, you have to gather them in one central spot to hang the new clothes. Typically a basket, because for whatever reason: whenever I put them on the clothes rack, I constantly drop them on the floor. The basket isn't exactly a solution though: that very quickly turns into a hanger spaghetti! I remembered a solution a saw several years back in a retail clothes store, but I've never found anything similar available for purchase in the stores. I did find some on amazon this week when trying to remember how it worked, but why pay for something new, if you've got stuff lying around in the basement that begs to be repurposed? I honestly believe this thing will spare me many headaches. It's currently located next to my closet, and I feed it empty hangers whenever I take something off the hanger, and come ironing time, I just pick it up by one of the legs and tote it along to the living room (I iron while watching movies!) so I've got it available. I don't get why I waited this long to make one!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: underthemountain on February 21, 2015 03:40:50 PM
Underthemountain, the hat is very cute. Does it easily stay on the head without slipping?
Thanks!  It does...Lana does flip the tassels to lock it together when she running though.  :)  It is really sooo cute!  My niece's is coming along nicely.  Hopefully I'll finish it up this weekend.  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: yoopidou on February 21, 2015 10:45:59 PM
Don't forget to take a picture, Underthemountain.

Naantje, I don't iron much anymore so I wouldn't need an hanger rack but yours looks very sturdy and useful. I like how you created an object to simplify your housekeeping.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bushbaby on February 22, 2015 08:04:56 AM
So I have 'recieved' from my partner in the 'Fake Swap Craftalong (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437513.0)'- I now have 2 shawl pins from the fake Pinterest swap:



I have also finished another shawl for myself. this is a handspun 100% silk that a freind of mine spun up for me a couple years ago:



so thats 3 more finishes for me :) and I have no idea why everything has been purple recently...other than it is my favorite colour and perhaps it is just making me feel happier when I need it right now.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bookstorebabe on February 22, 2015 08:21:19 AM
ooh, that shawl is lovely!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Renstar on February 22, 2015 11:44:44 AM
I have just completed the prayer flag swap.  This is the one I made myself. 

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437948.msg5291326#msg5291326


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: DncingDreamer on February 22, 2015 03:35:42 PM
I needed a little bit of bright happy Spring because this snow is ridiculous! I had both the silk flowers and foam wreath in stash! Now I just have to find my wreath hook :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: RedheadWithThread on February 22, 2015 06:47:46 PM
Naantje, I need to make myself one of those. I don't mind ironing except that I hate fighting with the hangers :P
Bushbaby, those shawl pins are cute and I LOVE that shawl!
DncingDreamer, that's a really pretty wreath!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: underthemountain on February 23, 2015 07:26:45 AM
love beautiful shawl and fun flower wreath!

here's the hat for my niece and some paper beads that my friend got me hooked on making...gonna make some text ones next!
the back...you saw the front on Lana last time




my next project will be ami bunnies...Easter is right around the corner.  LOL.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 23, 2015 08:16:02 AM
Awesome hat!  Cool shawl pins for a pretty shawl! Lovely wreath, and smart hanger solution!  I love craftster!   :D

I have a couple additions as well:




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 23, 2015 09:31:48 AM
I want to know how to make those fat little paper beads...all the ones I make are skinny and long...

love the colorful cappucine!

bunny--is the last necklace made from antique buttons?  I see a button that looks like it came off an army uniform...and those star metal buttons, uh, they are worth a small fortune... ;D.

clever hanger holder!  I rarely iron clothes and I mostly have those skinny flocked hangers...they take up so little space when they are empty...I love that you guys have such creative ideas to solve problems...trina with her jewelry storage and Naantje with her hangers! ;D

oh my...I love the daffodil wreath...makes me dream of spring...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 23, 2015 09:34:25 AM
Yep those are vintage buttons.  I have quite a stash.  These are on offer as raffle prizes for the Winter Nerd Battles, but if they are not claimed they will be going in my etsy shop.  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 23, 2015 09:38:02 AM
I have a large collection as well...the most precious are the metal buttons with fabric inlays (most of the fabrics rot if not kept out of light, etc.)..I collect vintage metal ones and go looking for them over the summer...do you have any bakelite ones?  They are getting harder to find...I don't know how you can part with them...I think the jewelry is a lovely way to use them and show them off...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: underthemountain on February 23, 2015 09:49:36 AM
Cute button necklaces Bunny!

Always, all you have to do is cut down on the height of the triangles...these are 1cm tall down to a point and 11 inches or so long.  :)  These were precut.  I'm going to cut some of my own soon.  :)
There is a great tut on shapes here:
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/104145810102444304/


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 23, 2015 12:22:06 PM
I save my calendar pages to make beads.  I use a rotary cutter to cut several pages all at once...I am going to try the smaller fat beads...I have way too many paper beads of longer length!  No idea what I am going to do with them, but I just cannot throw out a colorful calendar! ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: kbrison on February 23, 2015 01:46:37 PM
I had a paper bead maker, but gave it away as part of my destashing efforts. Now you're making me wish I still had it.  :-[


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 23, 2015 01:52:44 PM
What is this device?  What?  Now I am going to have to hunt this down! ;D

oh no--too late...I googled and now must have one... ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: kbrison on February 23, 2015 02:00:48 PM
No, AIMR! Remember you're trying to downsize! I'm such a bad friend for even mentioning it. Shame on me!  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: DncingDreamer on February 23, 2015 04:24:25 PM
Bunny, I love the necklaces! Love vintage buttons! I've been known to buy an item at the Salvation Army for the buttons alone


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: yoopidou on February 23, 2015 09:52:13 PM
Bushbaby, your shawl looks delicate and warm at the same time. It's quite elegant.

This lovely daffodil wreath is sure to brighten the spirits of any friends visiting you, DancingDreamer.

Underthemountain, the pink hat is super cute. I am impressed by your paper bead, they look so perfect. Did you varnish them?

Oh no, I had to look up the paper bead maker too. I'm thinking I could make one, but I have almost finished giving away and reorganizing my stash. Would it be wise to build such a tool? Maybe I could make one for you, Alwaysinmyroom?

Bunny, the first button pendant is my favorite because it has a great asymmetrical design. All these buttons remind me of playing with similar ones in my grandma's button box a long time ago. All these beautiful shiny buttons, you found a nice way to use them.




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: underthemountain on February 24, 2015 05:03:40 AM
What is this device?  What?  Now I am going to have to hunt this down! ;D

oh no--too late...I googled and now must have one... ;D

Oh you need the device...I got mine from etsy....get the one that makes the beads with the tinier hole.  :) 

Hi Yoo!  Yes, I used Diamond Glaze...I might do another coat, but I don't like it when there is so much varnish that you can't recognize it as paper anymore.  :)  These looked like a little forest when they were drying on their toothpicks.  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: cmarion3 on February 24, 2015 05:45:38 AM
I like a larger hole on the paper beads and I use a double pointed knitting needle just because it is shorter. I string them on floss and yarn, so the bigger hole works. And I like diamond gloss too, it glues the layers together, hardens and protects, and adds that shine.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 24, 2015 07:04:31 AM
I use diamond gloss to coat my beads as well...I buy those fat wooden skewers and then use an empty oatmeal box to dry the beads...kbrison, no worries...I did not buy a paper bead maker...I will stick to my own method of twirling beads while watching endless episodes of BBC mystery shows! ;D

I made 6 prayer flags...the only one I can show right now is the one I made for myself--it has a woven part that was fun to do...





Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 24, 2015 08:52:13 AM
Thanks for the kind words about the button necklaces, guys!

The prayer flag is so pretty, AIMR.  I like the woven part, too!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: sheepBlue on February 24, 2015 09:04:10 AM
I love your prayer flag always! Not only are the colors beautiful but I don't think I've seen weaving integrated into a design which is unique and makes for an interesting design. I may have to play with that idea in future prayer flags for myself  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 24, 2015 09:13:02 AM
thanks!  Just be careful not to cut too far on the fabric...I did the initial cuts with a rotary cutter and then had to use tiny scissors...the fabric is cut to about 1/4 inch, so you also have to be careful not to break the "warp" fabrics...I would not do this on a large piece of fabric...Ludi has been doing some wonderful weaving with fabrics so i wanted to give it a try as well!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: cmouse01 on February 24, 2015 10:08:32 AM
alwaysinmyroom - I've never heard of a prayer flag before.  What do you use it for?

I finished a quick project last night - a simple phone cozy using up some stash.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 24, 2015 11:33:02 AM
Mine are simply decorative and for inspiration...I hang them around my room for reminders about life and to enjoy the beauty...I often think about the person who made it...I feel connected and more humble and gracious to be given a life that allows creativity...

You can read more here, (http://theprayerflagproject.blogspot.com/)if you like...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: vampedangel14 on February 24, 2015 02:05:33 PM
I will probably forget to update this list like I did last year's, but I am joining in. I will update as I finish projects. Here is what I have made so far this year. All fiber related.

1) (https://flic.kr/p/r5bTrE)100_2699 (https://flic.kr/p/r5bTrE) by Lucky XIII (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

2) (https://flic.kr/p/ratRdN)100_2706 (https://flic.kr/p/ratRdN) by Lucky XIII (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

3) (https://flic.kr/p/r41VRE)100_2728 (https://flic.kr/p/r41VRE) by Lucky XIII (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

4) (https://flic.kr/p/qptYsP)100_2651 (https://flic.kr/p/qptYsP) by Lucky XIII (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

5) (https://flic.kr/p/qpgFEW)100_2628 (https://flic.kr/p/qpgFEW) by Lucky XIII (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

6) (https://flic.kr/p/r3KawT)100_2690 (https://flic.kr/p/r3KawT) by Lucky XIII (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

7) (https://flic.kr/p/qKStY2)IMG_0487 (https://flic.kr/p/qKStY2) by Lucky XIII (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

8) (https://flic.kr/p/qDYvYZ)100_2667 (https://flic.kr/p/qDYvYZ) by Lucky XIII (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

9) (https://flic.kr/p/qRRjfe)100_2659 (https://flic.kr/p/qRRjfe) by Lucky XIII (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

10) (https://flic.kr/p/qQgC7v)100_2652 (https://flic.kr/p/qQgC7v) by Lucky XIII (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

11) (https://flic.kr/p/rrBkEE)100_2745 (https://flic.kr/p/rrBkEE) by Lucky XIII (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

12) (https://flic.kr/p/r2Ffrz)100_2794 (https://flic.kr/p/r2Ffrz) by Lucky XIII (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

13, 14, 15, 16) Doll staff, headband, top, and pants. (https://flic.kr/p/shZTK1)100_2849 (https://flic.kr/p/shZTK1) by Lucky XIII (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

17) "September Song" (https://flic.kr/p/vj3mLp)100_3168 (https://flic.kr/p/vj3mLp) by Heather (https://www.flickr.com/photos/luckyxiii/), on Flickr

18) "The Devil Made Me Do It"   (https://flic.kr/p/vmvuTR)devil6 (https://flic.kr/p/vmvuTR) by Heather (https://www.flickr.com/photos/luckyxiii/), on Flickr

19) "Goldenrod"   (https://flic.kr/p/v2w6u3)goldenrod 2ply 5 (https://flic.kr/p/v2w6u3) by Heather (https://www.flickr.com/photos/luckyxiii/), on Flickr

20) "My Yard in November"   (https://flic.kr/p/vuXkHj)100_3146 (https://flic.kr/p/vuXkHj) by Heather (https://www.flickr.com/photos/luckyxiii/), on Flickr

21)  "Oscar"   (https://flic.kr/p/vhRgjb)100_3156 (https://flic.kr/p/vhRgjb) by Heather (https://www.flickr.com/photos/luckyxiii/), on Flickr

22) MSD doll skirt (https://flic.kr/p/vMdnhx)100_3211 (https://flic.kr/p/vMdnhx) by Heather (https://www.flickr.com/photos/luckyxiii/), on Flickr

23) Bunny (bday present) (https://flic.kr/p/van6ni)Emmy bday bunny 2015 (https://flic.kr/p/van6ni) by Heather (https://www.flickr.com/photos/luckyxiii/), on Flickr

24-28) Spinzilla yarn (https://flic.kr/p/zpC3MP)Spinzilla 2015 (https://flic.kr/p/zpC3MP) by Heather (https://www.flickr.com/photos/luckyxiii/), on Flickr

29) Baby blanket for niece (https://flic.kr/p/Aix7r2)PA260001 (https://flic.kr/p/Aix7r2) by Heather (https://www.flickr.com/photos/luckyxiii/), on Flickr

30) Doll pants   (https://flic.kr/p/xWVfYb)P8290004 (https://flic.kr/p/xWVfYb) by Heather (https://www.flickr.com/photos/luckyxiii/), on Flickr

31) Leviwand sock sling   (https://flic.kr/p/x5jHDS)100_3432 (https://flic.kr/p/x5jHDS) by Heather (https://www.flickr.com/photos/luckyxiii/), on Flickr

32) Fingerless Gloves (https://flic.kr/p/Ax2WWA)PB010002 (https://flic.kr/p/Ax2WWA) by Heather (https://www.flickr.com/photos/luckyxiii/), on Flickr

33) Needle felted lucky cat (https://flic.kr/p/ABmK7Q)PB080001 (https://flic.kr/p/ABmK7Q) by Heather (https://www.flickr.com/photos/luckyxiii/), on Flickr

34) Scarf for mom (https://flic.kr/p/BZ5Uy9)PC130002 (https://flic.kr/p/BZ5Uy9) by Heather (https://www.flickr.com/photos/luckyxiii/), on Flickr

35-38) (https://flic.kr/p/Bt6kib)PC220017 (https://flic.kr/p/Bt6kib) by Heather (https://www.flickr.com/photos/luckyxiii/), on Flickr  (https://flic.kr/p/BvMXPz)PC230001 (https://flic.kr/p/BvMXPz) by Heather (https://www.flickr.com/photos/luckyxiii/), on Flickr


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 24, 2015 05:52:31 PM
What a great way to join, vampedangel14!  I love all of your lovely shawls...are these woven projects or knitted?

The colors are fantastic...please tell us more!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: yoopidou on February 24, 2015 05:53:44 PM
This diamond glaze glue/varnish seems very handy. I'll have to see if I can find it.

Beautiful colors on your prayer flag, Alwaysinmyroom, I like the idea of fabric weaving.

Cmouse, simple lines on your phone cosy make it elegant. This gives me an idea. I could make a camera cozy since mine refused to work in the cold.

Lots of lovely weaved items, vampedangel. My favorite are the scarves. What kind of loom and yarn do you use?



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: vampedangel14 on February 24, 2015 08:00:25 PM
The shawls are woven with my handspun on my 7ft adjustable triloom. The scarves are woven on my 10" Cricket loom with a mix of acrylic and some of my handspun. I've been trying to destash. I was just going to do the acrylic first but I wanted more colors.

I have all of them in my Ravelry projects (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/LuckyXIII) if you want to see more.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 24, 2015 08:51:46 PM
Oh thanks...wow--they are more beautiful up close...and the yarn is just gorgeous... such nice work...from the yarn to the weaving and the finished project...

Do you mind if I follow you on Ravelry so I can see your new projects?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on February 25, 2015 01:49:00 AM
I'm pretty much in hibernation mode at the moment but had to stop by here to say expect even more baby crafts from me - My youngest son and his fiancée are also giving me a grandchild this year  ;D ;D ;D ;D I feel like I have won the lottery! I can't stop grinning  ;D
AND my niece had an emergency C-section yesterday to bring her daughter into the world. Mother & baby both OK, thankfully.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 25, 2015 05:57:08 AM
I'm pretty much in hibernation mode at the moment but had to stop by here to say expect even more baby crafts from me - My youngest son and his fiancée are also giving me a grandchild this year  ;D ;D ;D ;D I feel like I have won the lottery! I can't stop grinning  ;D
AND my niece had an emergency C-section yesterday to bring her daughter into the world. Mother & baby both OK, thankfully.

Wow, you have grand babies just popping up all over!!  Yes, I'm extremely jealous.  :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 25, 2015 06:00:49 AM
Good news for you and your family kookie!!!

You will probably surpass your 50 projects in just baby items alone!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: yoopidou on February 25, 2015 09:42:43 AM
I'm very happy for you, Kookaloostar.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Mixedpibbles on February 25, 2015 12:28:57 PM
Boy I have a lot of pages to look through. I haven't been crafting much I got a new Granddaughter Zoey Lizette.
(http://s1344.photobucket.com/user/Mixedpibbles/media/_IMG_0694_zpsnpnmxsjr.jpg.html)
and I did make some things.
peg bag
(http://s1344.photobucket.com/user/Mixedpibbles/media/009_zps1c9ffdts.jpg.html)
towels
(http://s1344.photobucket.com/user/Mixedpibbles/media/010_zpsvgwlanpr.jpg.html)
(http://s1344.photobucket.com/user/Mixedpibbles/media/013_zpsxzc1v47r.jpg.html)
(http://s1344.photobucket.com/user/Mixedpibbles/media/015_zpsi01szq7b.jpg.html)



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 25, 2015 12:33:01 PM
oh my goodness!!!  A little doll!

love the projects you did, too...the clothespin holder is really nice...all of the new kitchen items are in my favorite color, in fact!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Quantumphysica on February 25, 2015 01:17:45 PM
I'm joining! I can use some extra craft incentive…

50 Projects in 2015

Done so far: 38/50

1. Maedhros doll (Silmarillion)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=662553)

2. Easter bunnies (3 different bunnies!)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=663796) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=663797) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=663800)

3. DNA Helix Earrings
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=666650)

4. Alice in Wonderland charm bracelet (and ring)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=666655)

5. Gothic beaded choker
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=666713)

6. Easter decorations
(No photo, was an extra for the Ongoing Wish Swap Round 111, if my swap partner posts a pic I'll add it.)

7. Doll Clothes (Embroidered shirt and maid outfit for Maedhros)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=668099) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=668098)

8. Cupcake pincushion
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=668974)

9. Computer part jewelry
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=669504) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=669506)

10. Fingolfin Heraldry Ornament
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=668966)

11. Scrapbook cover
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=668967)

12. Fingon Doll
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=670453)

13. BDSM Flogger
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=673140)

14. Beaded bracelet
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=673139)

15. Nail Arts (Silmarillion themed)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=673141) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=673321) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=678134) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=678597)

16. Silmarillion Notebook Cover
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=675996)

17. Beaded 4th Doctor Scarf Necklace
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=675957)

18. Gil-Galad Bookmark
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=676552)

19. Harley Quinn Mallet Pincushion
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=677186)

20. Harley Quinn Beaded Bracelet
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=677183)

21. Closet Mirrors
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=677204)

22. Russian Spiral Necklace
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=677489)

23. Flower Disk Earrings
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=677908)

24. Refurbished Notebook(s)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=677909) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=678583) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=678584)

25. Wire-Wrapped Name Pendant
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=678132)

26. Makeup Organizer
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=678582)

27. Sleep Mask
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=678585)

28. Fëanorian Magnets
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=678587)

29. Vintage Book Cover Notebook
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=678588)

30. Russian Spiral And Chain Necklace
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=678645)

31. Aquamarine Chip Bracelet
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=678647)

32. Arwen-Inspired Bookmarks
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=681208) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=681209)

33. Book Page Bookmarks
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=681210)

34. Minions Beaded Bracelet
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=681212)

35. Minions Magnets
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=681214)

36. 7 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=681962)

37. Hand Cookies
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=682143)

38. Memo Boards With Elastic
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=682152)

WIPs and Things I Want To Make

- Silmarillion heraldry ornaments WIP (Made one, can make more!)
- Fingon doll (Silmarillion) WIP
- Finrod doll (Silmarillion)
- Fëanor doll (Silmarillion)
- Balrog plushie  
- Fëanorian charm bracelet WIP
- Morgoth cosplay costume WIP (Needs to be finished by September!)
- TARDIS bag
- Gothic choker necklace WIP
- DNA helix earrings
- Purse organiser pouch
- BDSM implements (made, but can always make more!)
- Doll clothes (made, but can always make more!)
- Jewelry organizing board
- Pillow sword(s)
- Quote scarf
- Finger-knitted scarf
- Pincushion
- Alice in Wonderland charm bracelet
- A circle skirt (I have the pattern, now I just need nice fabric)
- Easter decorations
- Notebook cover
- Bead scarf WIP
- Book clutch
- Reupholstering my old IKEA armchair
- A washable -and pretty- cover for my desk chair
- Reworking old dress into skirt
- Message boards for above my desk
- Heraldry pillows
- Wall mount for swords
- Paint and refurbish little tripod chair

Things I Want To Learn

-Knitting (I got an awesome book with knitting projects -Naughty Needles by Nikol Lohr- that I'm dying to try out, and I also really want to make a Doctor Who scarf. So, I'll have to learn it, no matter how clumsy I am. Let's hope I don't stab anyone in the eye or something.)
-Crocheting (SO MANY FREE PATTERNS ON PINTEREST!!!)
-Beadweaving
- bead embroidery


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Mixedpibbles on February 25, 2015 01:32:01 PM
oh my goodness!!!  A little doll!

love the projects you did, too...the clothespin holder is really nice...all of the new kitchen items are in my favorite color, in fact!
She is a doll, and I love the name Zoey.
The peg bag is for the hubs he prefers his clothes line dried. Red for Valentine's Day I try to decorate a bit for the holidays even if it's just the kitchen.
I have to ease up on the crafting I seperated two dogs fighting and got a nasty bite. My neighbors chihuahua attacked a poodle that was loose. My husband was pretty pissed the chihuahua is a bully, and never locked up. My 3 pitties are sweethearts they were so upset they peed themselves I can't tell you how many times I have found that darn chihuahua in my yard with my dogs, he's lucky they are 4 legged marshmallows.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: kbrison on February 25, 2015 06:37:17 PM
Congrats, Kookaloo & Mixedpibbles!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: pinokeeo on February 25, 2015 10:52:03 PM
Well, I'm at it again.  We are building boxes for charity, and this is my first one. 

This is a box made from plywood.  The lid is made by cutting the plywood into slices and turning it  on its side, glueing back together, cutting on an angle and every other one flipped upside down to get this herringbond pattern on the lid.  I've been wanting to try this for some time now and it seemed like the right time for it.



It's about five by eight inches and about four inches deep, a big box.  Here's a close-up of the pattern on the lid.



And the inside of the lid, so the pattern is sealed inside.



I'm very happy with the way it came out.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: underthemountain on February 26, 2015 02:15:49 AM
Love the babies!!  Congrats you guys!!

The gallery is exploding with awesomeness...love the doll shawls and the box...beautiful woodworking!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: vampedangel14 on February 26, 2015 05:20:09 AM
Oh thanks...wow--they are more beautiful up close...and the yarn is just gorgeous... such nice work...from the yarn to the weaving and the finished project...

Do you mind if I follow you on Ravelry so I can see your new projects?

Wow, that would be fine!  I started something last night using my mini loom (6"). I have a project in mind but that requires making lots of tiny triangles first. I try to keep my Rav page updated, so that should be popping up there eventually :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: cmouse01 on February 26, 2015 05:26:40 AM
pinokeeo - what a beautiful box! I love the herringbone pattern created by the different cuts.

So exciting to hear and see so many babies :)  My "baby" went to pre-K registration this week  :-\


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 26, 2015 06:22:50 AM
Your process sounds like it is quite time-consuming to make that beautiful herringbone patterned wood top, pinokeeo!  It is so lovely...your finishing work is just so well-done.

About what size is the box?  It looks a good size for letters and such.

Vampedangel14...I am a huge admirer of weaving...I used to weave a lot but had no room for my huge loom.  I should add smaller pieces to my list...I forgot how wonderful the textures and colors are...can't wait to see more of your projects!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 26, 2015 07:36:26 AM
pinokeeo, I'm in love with that box.

And I need a baby.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: pinokeeo on February 26, 2015 07:37:47 AM
It took a few days to make, but most of it was dry time for the glue.  It's a large box, about five inches wide and eight inches long, and about four inches deep.  It would definitely hold letters.

I've also kept the chunk that I cut out of the middle and am in the process of making six little boxes from it, four of which are diamond shaped.  I'll also post them when they are finished.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 26, 2015 08:43:16 AM
oops sorry--I missed that in your post...reading too fast! ;D

Nice that you will have small boxes as well...using up all your leftovers...is there a craft that does not have leftovers?



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Mixedpibbles on February 26, 2015 10:08:45 AM
Everyone has been so busy crafting and babies. I love me some babies.

That box is great I am married to a cabinetmaker so I know good work when I see it. Plus anyone not afraid of a power saw is bad a**.
 The hubs bought me scroll saw once, told me it was just like using a sewing machine , used it once the blade broke zinged at my face and now I am scared of it. He likes to make comments about a certain someone being a sissy. My sewing machine cannot accidently cut of my fingers, I will stick to sewing.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: yoopidou on February 26, 2015 10:22:39 AM
Mixedpibbles, my daugter(18 at the time) managed to have the needle sew through her finger at her school, so it might not be so safe after all! Maybe you would feel more confident wearing a protection mask( like the ones the weed wackers sometime wear) if you use the scroll saw again. Or you could send it to me! ;D
I love the colors you choose for your kitchen items. I need to make some kitchen towels like yours, this would prevent them from escaping from the sink area.
Congratulations on the new addition to your family!

Quantumphysica, your bunnies are super adorable. I like how you used a fabric with a discreet pattern.

Pinokeeo, I'm always in awe of your woodwork, you're such an expert. This box is quite stunning! The herringbone is simply beautiful.  


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Mixedpibbles on February 26, 2015 10:52:25 AM
Here's a link to a the hanging towel pattern.
https://kleiosbelly.wordpress.com/2010/01/04/christmas-prezzies-6-1-for-you/


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Renstar on February 26, 2015 12:49:21 PM
OMG, I have just realised my notifications are not showing from the last thing I looked at and I have missed loads!

Will be back soon, after reviewing.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 26, 2015 01:07:34 PM
Just wanted to let you guys know that there might be a bit of a tech problem with hitting the NEW on your notifications...I am finding that it is skipping me past the first new post and I was missing a whole lot!  It has been reported to the tech gurus of Craftsterdom!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Renstar on February 26, 2015 03:33:32 PM
AIMR - thank you for confirming I am not going completely bonkers.

Truly thought it was me as it is happening on all my notifications!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Smeddley on February 26, 2015 04:47:59 PM
Ugh, I have been... not really busy, I don't know, just absent.  So, now, for a project dump (sorry...)

I looked on my list and I don't think I posted the Goal Book I made for my friend:



We went to Vino Van Gogh and I painted a large version...



And my LV, Willow, painted a tiny version...



Then on to swap things...

A hood for the Nerd Games Swap


A box for the Cabinet of Curiosities swap:


A peg gnome for the Cabinet of Curiosities swap:


A paper mache framed butterfly for the Cabinet of Curiosities swap:


A fairy door for the Cabinet of Curiosities swap:


A knitted bat for the Cabinet of Curiosities swap:


That's all for now... hopefully I'll have another bunch to post soon!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: underthemountain on February 26, 2015 05:33:06 PM
great goodies....Smeddley, really love the hood!  Could you post a link on where to get the pattern?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Smeddley on February 26, 2015 06:23:26 PM
great goodies....Smeddley, really love the hood!  Could you post a link on where to get the pattern?

Oh!  Certainly - it was on my partner's pinterest, lemme look...

http://positori.blogspot.com/2011/10/free-knit-pattern-autumn-pixie-hood.html (http://positori.blogspot.com/2011/10/free-knit-pattern-autumn-pixie-hood.html)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: pinokeeo on February 26, 2015 09:03:31 PM
oops sorry--I missed that in your post...reading too fast! ;D

Nice that you will have small boxes as well...using up all your leftovers...is there a craft that does not have leftovers?



I always have leftovers.  That's why I'm trying to be better at using them up.


That box is great I am married to a cabinetmaker so I know good work when I see it. Plus anyone not afraid of a power saw is bad a**.
 The hubs bought me scroll saw once, told me it was just like using a sewing machine , used it once the blade broke zinged at my face and now I am scared of it. He likes to make comments about a certain someone being a sissy. My sewing machine cannot accidently cut of my fingers, I will stick to sewing.

Just so you know, I am terrified of a sewing machine.  I tried once and sewed through my finger, then turned around and screwed up the timing on the darn thing.


Pinokeeo, I'm always in awe of your woodwork, you're such an expert. This box is quite stunning! The herringbone is simply beautiful. 

Thank you, but I'm not that good.  I just practice until I get something right.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: cmouse01 on February 27, 2015 05:28:45 AM
Smeddley - I love your projects, especially the little painting and the gnome.  Great job.

AIMR - how do you get "NEW" notifications?  I'm wondering if I'm missing out on a great feature of these forums; I usually bookmark and try to remember where I was!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 27, 2015 06:24:20 AM
When you hit the "replies to your posts" on the right upper corner, it shows you all of the threads that you commented in...there is a tiny "new" button in the title of the thread...when you hit it, it takes you the the last thing you read...only there is a small glitch in it that they are working on, so right now, it takes you a few posts down and you have to scroll up a bit...but it does get you to at least the right page...

When you are tired of reading about the thread, you can mark it so you no longer want notifications.  I usually hit my back button and do it, or else you have to wait until someone comments again...it is weird to get a notification from something you commented on two or three years ago ;D.

You can also go back and see everything you commented on just in case you missed something...I use it to find things I remembered and did not bookmark...I only bookmark tutorials


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: cmouse01 on February 27, 2015 08:42:53 AM
Thank you! I think I've accidentally run across that before but now I'll make sure I check it daily!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: lindyv321 on February 27, 2015 09:17:13 AM
Hi all!  I have lots to catch up on since I have been away for a week! 

While I was gone my partner in the Birthday Swap received the hoops I sent her.  These are from a Sublime Stitching pattern




I had a hard time sending them off! 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: trinalocakary on February 27, 2015 11:05:40 PM
Another wand

Working on figuring out more ways to make them.

This is done with Aurora crystals (quartz points with a metallic sheen) and yellow/amber colored beads, steel wire and a hematite tumbled stone at one end and a double point aurora crystal at the other

I have purple, red and yellow beads I now need a set of similar sized light blue, dark blue, green and orange colored glass beads to make a chakra wand this way.
May use copper wire next


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bookstorebabe on February 28, 2015 09:26:06 AM
That is a very nifty wand!
Smeddly, is there anything you don't make? Very cool stuff.
Sigh....I haven't posted a single thing this year! I've made a few things, but was waiting until my computer was repaired/replaced. Which is to say, lazy about figuring out how to do it on mrbookstorebabe's computer. ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 28, 2015 09:45:02 AM
lol where else can you see wands and forest critters on a Saturday morning?


Here is the prayer flag I made for cmarion3...I used an old linen napkin and fabrics that I dyed from my shirbori dyeing phase...



I have not really made much that was not swap related...I know it is because I just want to sleep through winter!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bookstorebabe on February 28, 2015 11:31:17 AM
I have not really made much that was not swap related...I know it is because I just want to sleep through winter!
ZZzzzZzzz.... ;D
Hard to craft with cold fingers!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: emilywilde on February 28, 2015 08:00:20 PM
A little something for my mom... this is her cat Morti, and it's for Mothers day.


For Christmas I made her one of the cat she had when I was growing up, but sadly I don't have a picture.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: pinokeeo on February 28, 2015 08:48:40 PM
Love the hoops and the cat, and I'm intrigued by all these prayer flags.  I'm not sure what they are for.

My latest effort.  Just a very large fork.  It's not finished yet, and I want to try to carve a spoon and spatula to go with it, but it's something for today.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: sheepBlue on March 01, 2015 02:21:51 PM
Beautiful hoops, stuffies, prayer flags, and wood carvings! Perhaps the promise of spring is putting a pep in everyone's crafty step  :D

My final ATC has been received. Something a little different, a close up scene in a window. The theme was "turquoise" so I tried to incorporate as much of it as I could without being overwhelming.





Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: that1girl on March 01, 2015 02:28:55 PM
20.   plantain chips

21.   apple sauce

22.   black hat

23.   yellow hat

24.   yellow hood

25.   granny square http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/happy-hearts-2

I didn't finish much in February . I got pokemon X and the sims 4, as valentines day. an i just wasn't feeling crafting. I finished three items on the last two days of the month


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 01, 2015 04:50:53 PM
Prayer flags are just because...;D.  Pieces of fabric with inspirational words...they are mostly fun to make because they allow for so much artistic expression and use of all sorts of techniques and mediums...just because!

sheepblue--love your little scene...the 3-D wind chimes are a cute addition!

pinokeeo---another expertly carved project!  Look slarge enough to be able to skewer a big piece of meat or a big old baked potato!

that1girl--I love plantain!  Do you make the chips from the sweet or the potatoe-like ones?  I like both, actually...

emilywilde--are you making your mom a set of all sorts of cats?  She must love cats, right?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: that1girl on March 01, 2015 05:32:15 PM
the ones i had were to ripe i think because my chips where soft . but still good.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: emilywilde on March 01, 2015 05:42:57 PM
That1girl,  I love the black hat and yellow hood!
emilywilde--are you making your mom a set of all sorts of cats?  She must love cats, right?

A set? sounds good! Yes, she is a cat lover...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Mixedpibbles on March 02, 2015 12:28:49 PM
Loving the window scene and all the yarnie goodness. I wish I could knit or crochet, but it's to hard with my tremors issue.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: yoopidou on March 02, 2015 02:08:41 PM
Smeddley, I'm wondering if your LV didn't have a bit too much vino at the painting party. His painting is even better than yours!  :D

Lindy, your hoops are perfect for the arrival of spring. I like the bright colors you used.

Trinalocakary, are you making a collection of creative wands?

Always, smart use of your shibori fabric. I can't believe how it's the same color as your background. The words surrounded by white emphasize your shibori.

Emilywilde, what a cuty cat although he seems to have his own personality.

Pinokeeo, I agree with Always, this fork seems quite big. The carving is perfect.

Sheepblue, This ATC is unique. I love the choice of turquoise color for the window. It makes me think of a sunny day.

That1girl. plantain chips? Yum...I haven't been making that in ages and suddenly, I feel the need to go to the grocery store.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: pinokeeo on March 02, 2015 04:58:36 PM
I agree the fork is big, about a foot long.  It's supposed to be for cooking or salads, not for eating with.  I'm still working on making them different sizes.

I also made my very first ladle today.  This one is from the crotch of a sweet gum tree that we took down last week, so the wood is still very green and easy to carve.  I was also trying out a new spoon gouge that my son gave me for Christmas. :)




Please note:  The handle is crooked and the spoon is not round.  That's the natural curve of the piece of wood.

I'm also up for corrective criticism on these few pieces.  I want to improve them as much as possible.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bunny1kenobi on March 02, 2015 05:15:32 PM
Oh, I love that ladle!  The curve of the wood makes it so much more interesting and unique!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: RedheadWithThread on March 02, 2015 09:33:02 PM
Pinokeeo, when I saw that fork I thought "Is that the Fork of Horripilation?" ::) Too much time spent in the Elder Scrolls universe.
Love that the ladle isn't straight. It gives it character :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: fantasticmio on March 03, 2015 04:35:36 AM
I, too, love that the ladle isn't straight.  Using the natural shape of the wood makes it special, and it makes sense for something that is hand-carved.

And I *love* the shape of the bowl part.  It's *beautiful*!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bunny1kenobi on March 03, 2015 05:40:13 AM


I made this ATC in the ongoing ATC swap last month. *Warning* Long, potentially boring research follows:

In Egyptian mythology, when you die, you are taken by Anubis to the Scales of Ma'at, where your heart is weighed against her Feather of Truth.  If your heart weighs exactly the same as the feather, it means you have not sinned.  You also have to repeat the "Negative Confession", which is a list of 42 sins that you say you have not committed.  In fact, the first on that list is, "I have committed no sin", which is what is written in heiroglyphs in the background of the atc, going from right to left as was done when the characters are left-facing.  Also, the left-facing glyphs indicate that the person is speaking to the individual on the left, which in this case is Ma'at herself. (She is featured in "relief", which is also common in ancient Egyptian art.) If your heart weighs more than the feather, then a demoness named Ammit, who is part crocodile, lion and hippopotamus, will eat it and your afterlife will be over.  Brings a whole new meaning to "light-hearted", doesn't it?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: vampedangel14 on March 03, 2015 07:36:48 AM
Great projects everyone!

I have been working on a weaving project while watching some shows online. I don't have any pictures yet to share though.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: cursive_queen on March 03, 2015 10:27:29 AM
Trying to catch up.  Everyone is doing really nice work!

I have a lot of things in various states of progress, not many finishes at the moment.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: lindyv321 on March 03, 2015 12:37:34 PM
I am again working on swap projects that can't be shared yet.  Although one of my projects will let me cross off one of the goals on my list so yay for that!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: underthemountain on March 03, 2015 05:47:25 PM
I am again working on swap projects that can't be shared yet.  Although one of my projects will let me cross off one of the goals on my list so yay for that!

me too and I won't be sending until March... :(


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: fluffypants on March 03, 2015 09:03:29 PM
I'm anxious to join a few swaps so that I can start making some small stuff! I've been working on a biggie for the past few days. I'm enjoying it, but it's taking over the kitchen! Thankfully, it'll be done tomorrow... or tonight if I stay up late enough for the paint to dry. ;)

Beautiful projects so far, all! I can't think of specific favourites, but I read and enjoy every post! :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: yoopidou on March 03, 2015 09:17:26 PM
Pinokeeo, that's a smart use of the crotch of the tree. The crooked spoon makes it more interesting.

Bunny, I hope the feather was quite hefty as it seems almost impossible to never have done a sin in such a long(42) list. 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: RedheadWithThread on March 03, 2015 10:58:14 PM
I'm nearly finished with a large-ish project I've been crocheting! :D I'm making a nerdy pillow for my boyfriend and only have assemble it, add details, then stuff it :)


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 04, 2015 06:52:38 AM
Who knew that i would learn so much from a crafting site...bunny, I am so interested in old ancient cultures....especially gods and goddesses...interesting research you did to create a beautiful piece!  I will think of it when I hear the term light-hearted!

Just to let you guys know, I am tabulating the Jan/Feb challenge entries.  The random number generator has selected the winner of the January bonus challenge...I will announce that later today.

I am working on the March/April challenge...any ideas?  Is it easier to do just one theme or one color?


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Post by: fluffypants on March 04, 2015 01:01:09 PM
I really enjoyed the variety of challenges this past month! That's not much help, but there you have it, hehe. I do enjoy having themes to work from, though!

--

My latest project. We needed a cabinet of some sort for our stereo equipment, which was currently residing on our (very unhappy) side table. Full of stereo stuff, with fabric storage underneath!



Oof! (Seriously, I just finished this like an hour ago and I can't even imagine that it ever looked this way before).

So I was out thrift shopping on Saturday, and spotted this lil' bugger. Not exactly what I'd call beautiful, but practical, and had potential.



So after many hours of painting (the cabinet and myself), recovering the interior panels with new vinyl, and using a staple gun for the first time (whee!)…



We have a beautiful new cabinet! I'm so happy with how it came out. Can't wait to get home and listen to records! :)


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 04, 2015 01:38:54 PM
Well, now that is a HUGE project!!  You should cross post it in the furniture craftalong...it is impressive...love the colors!

ha ha Where did you stash your fabric stash? ;D


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Post by: fluffypants on March 04, 2015 01:47:27 PM
Hehe! That's just the portion of it that was in use over the past couple of months! I really need to have one place for all of it... it's currently spread out between two houses.  ;D


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 04, 2015 01:55:21 PM
You(we) fabricohlics are something else! ;D

Yeah--wherever it fits...

We have been listening to our old records as well...boy, you could really tell if someone was talented or if their voices  and musical playing were "enhanced" with a zillion do overs...some of it sounds like crap, but it sounds a lot more real and emotional to me...


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Post by: pinokeeo on March 04, 2015 09:47:05 PM
My projects for the day.

My first carved baby spoon.



And I tried an experiment with my boxes program.  These boxes have no lids and they all nest together.



and look like this when opened up.  All diamond shaped.



This was part of the leftovers from my herringbone box.


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Post by: kbrison on March 04, 2015 10:26:04 PM
That baby spoon is precious! I can think of many ways to use fabric or paper scraps, but wood? You continue to amaze me.


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on March 05, 2015 07:27:28 AM
Oh my gosh! so much amazing stuff!!  The furniture redo looks so good!  Great colors - still retro but in a classy, updated way.  Love it!

And pinokeeo hits another one out of the park!  (or maybe several, actually). The spoon is darling, but those boxes are stunning.  Just... wow!  You are a talent.


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Post by: bluejanuary on March 05, 2015 07:40:08 AM
Is it too late to join in? Last year all I really managed to make was a baby (no small feat) but this year I want to craft! We're moving and my kids have picked themes for their new bedrooms (Hufflepuff and Super Mario) so that explains the recurring themes :)

Here's my list so far:
January:
1. Flag peg people for homeschooling

February:
2. Repainting my daughter's desk
3. Hogwarts Express sign
4. Super Mario pillow
5. Harry Potter Students peg people
6. South America continent bag for homeschooling
March:
7. Repainted my daughter's desk chair
8. Hufflepuff Banner
9. Photo book for a friend's baby
10. Super Mario Garland

Things I still want to make this year!
~ repaint my son's desk and chair
~repaint his dresser
~ repaint my daughter's dresser
~ Coin boxes for Mario room
~ Harry Potter embroidery for Hufflepuff room
~ Hogwarts Castle
~ The professors and other characters as peg people
~ Mrs Weasley's Clock
~ Owl-themed altered book
~ star pillow
~ dining room chair cushions
~meditation cushion
~ desk chair cushions
~gnome garden markers
~rock garden markers
~french fruit wall art
~photo magnets
~art journal
~perfect homemade chai recipe
~hand-stamped nerd themed dishes
~embroider the other continent bags
~homeschool calendar
~ Harry Potter Stratego
~coasters
~perfect homemade chicken soup recipe
~paint the bunk beds for my sons
~paint my daughter's bed frame
~at least 14 paintings to go along with A Year in Painting course
~jewelry organizer


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on March 05, 2015 07:46:05 AM
Hooray!  Will you be posting pics, bluejanuary?  We all love new stuff to ogle...  ;)

Speaking of ogling... I have another atc to share, again from the ongoing swap.



My artistic skills are gradually improving (but I still keep making one cheekbone larger than the other  :-\).  This one kind of has an art-deco feel to it in my opinion.  I didn't plan it that way, but I'll take it.


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Post by: lindyv321 on March 05, 2015 07:59:43 AM
I love that cabinet redo!  Looks great!

Those nesting boxes are just wonderful.  My hands hurt just thinking about carving wood...

Another wonderful ATC! 


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Post by: bluejanuary on March 05, 2015 08:50:32 AM
Sure, I can post photos!
Here's what I've made so far, with a couple more I'll take pictures of once they are unpacked :)

those are just my Ravenclaw Students. I've got more in a box somewhere....


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on March 05, 2015 09:00:54 AM
Awesome stuff, bluejanuary!  I look forward to seeing more goodies from you this year!  :D


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Post by: kbrison on March 05, 2015 09:32:54 AM
Great stuff, bluejanuary! From your lists it seems you've already been pretty busy this winter, and you home school, too? Wow!


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Post by: bluejanuary on March 05, 2015 11:25:34 AM
Thanks! I think the long break from doing fun things for myself has got me super motivated haha. Plus, you know, being snowed in alllllll the time. Hopefully I can keep the momentum going! I discovered craftster recently and I can already tell it will help motivate me. yay!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 05, 2015 12:01:27 PM
welcome, bluejanuary!  I put the link to your list on page one in case you ever get "lost"...you can also put it in your signature if you are using your list to post thumbnail pictures or to update!

Love your little peg people!  It is amazing to me that people with little ones can do anything with their spare time except grab some sleep! ;D

Hope you have fun and continue to grow and learn from your fellow craftsters!


bunny--you definitely have grown artistically...I think ATCs are a perfect way to try out new techniques and to practice drawing, painting, etc.   Keep up the good work!

pinokeeo--I think you have found your artistic niche in your wood projects...those nesting boxes are pretty and done with fine craftwomanship!


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Post by: yoopidou on March 05, 2015 01:19:20 PM
Fluffypants, I would not have picked up the cabinet if it had been for free as it was too dark and oldish and plasticky but I would have been wrong. The cabinet after your makeover is bright and modern. I also noticed it has thin elegant legs. Your living room looks just perfect now.

Pinokeeo, the baby spoon is lovely but the boxes are amazing.

Bunny, your ATC looks like an illustration from a book. Is this Medusa?

Hello Bluejanuary. I looked at your lists. There are lots of fun stuff in there, especially the Potter ones and the artistic creations. I'd love to see the rooms finished.


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Post by: pinokeeo on March 05, 2015 01:35:24 PM
You all are giving me waaaaay more credit than I deserve.  Sometimes it's just a happy accident.

I'm seeing lots of great projects here.  Love the little people and that ATC.  And the table redo is awesome!


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Post by: yoopidou on March 05, 2015 02:14:11 PM
I have been busy giving a fresh coat to the living room.

First, I removed all my craft supplies from there. It still wasn't looking very good. There was too much of a mix of furniture collected other the years but with nothing tying them together. I didn't want to spend much money so buying new furniture and accessories was out. I decided I should use what I already had. Since I had light and dark wood, I opted for a mahogany color and since I already had made covers for some sitting a couple years ago I want with turquoise.

I darkened the pine shelves with mahogany stain. While I was at it, I also put a new coat and the dark furniture so it would hide all the tiny dings and dents they acquired other the years. They look new now. I painted the sofa, the day bed and the armchairs turquoise and made new covers for the pillows. I also painted the low table and the lamps' shafts.
 

I used an old kid table with peeling off yellow paint to make a new TV stand as the old TV stopped working and we bought a way too big new one(It didn't seem that big in the store!). So I sanded it, painted it, cut and added a shelf for the DVD player and game consoles.


I lightly sanded the rattan chairs and gave them a mahogany stain too. Then, I made new covers for the chair cushions.


While I was sewing the cushion covers, I saw my ordinary old black office chair. I imagined it repainted and with bright patchwork fabric. It took me longer than I thought but here it is.


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on March 05, 2015 02:32:54 PM
Wow!  It looks so breezy and open!  So pretty!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 05, 2015 03:00:20 PM
Nicely done!  I was wondering how that could be your living room since it had no closed ceiling...and then I realized from your windows that you must live where it is warm all year round...now the tropical colors make sense!  How lucky you are!  They are very bright and happy colors...I love the cushions on the dining set...a lot of work, but worth the effort

Also, is the cover on your office chair removable?  I know my chair gets a lot of use but it also gets very messy... ;D


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Post by: kbrison on March 05, 2015 04:44:19 PM
Yoopidou, you've made the living room look so inviting. Love how summery the turquoise paint and accessories make the space appear.


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Post by: yoopidou on March 05, 2015 05:49:26 PM
Thank you! :)

Alwaysinmyroom, the top is removable but not the bottom. I got overly active with the stapler! So, I made a pad for the bottom.

I also made one for the top to put when I'm not around in hope of preventing the cat to scratch my chair.

Then I sew a cover for the keyboard as she likes to sit on it.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 05, 2015 05:54:38 PM
very nice extras for your chair!  I love that some of us have to craft because of our pets ;D.  I need a keyboard cover!  My cats sleep everywhere!


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Post by: pinokeeo on March 05, 2015 06:03:22 PM
Wow!  Great makeover.  It looks cool and summery.  Nice.


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Post by: bookstorebabe on March 05, 2015 07:17:12 PM
youpidoo, your living room looks so lovely and inviting.


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Post by: yoopidou on March 05, 2015 09:35:20 PM
Thanks again!
Inviting and summery is just what I aimed for. You're welcomed to visit and enjoy it but a plane ride is likely needed. And breezy is good, especially on the humid days.

Alwaysinmyroom, since you don't live in a warm place, maybe your cats don't shred as much as mine. It's really incredible the amount of cat's hair produced in a few days! Sometimes, crafting for cats works and other times, they just ignore what I made.



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Post by: suereal on March 05, 2015 09:38:01 PM
Oh Yoop!  That is all gorgeous!  That blue is so sunny and happy...just as I imagine you re all the time ;D


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Post by: fluffypants on March 05, 2015 09:40:22 PM
What a cozy looking living room! I can feel the warm air just looking at it. :)


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Post by: Mixedpibbles on March 06, 2015 07:55:08 AM
Very nice living room upgrade, was the office chair hard to do?


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Post by: kbrison on March 06, 2015 01:26:31 PM
Finally finished a baby sweater I started about two decades ago.  No problem! Now it will fit the original intended recipients' child. Bad, bad Aunt Kathy!

I've cleared a lot of yarn remnants out by making pet blankets for our local animal shelter. Here's a sample.

And I've been making doll clothes for Barbies and 18" dolls - all for the great-great nieces' Christmas gifts this coming Christmas. I recently bought the patterns and the fabric for the sherpa vests; everything else is coming from stash.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 06, 2015 01:34:07 PM
I am a sucker for tiny clothes! The sherpa fabric is fabulous!

lol--well, at least the sweater is in colors that are ageless...the new baby can wear it while the mom can tell the story that is was really meant for her! ;D



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Post by: bunny1kenobi on March 06, 2015 03:23:17 PM
I used to LOVE sewing Barbie clothes!  

I think the story about the baby sweater is so funny!  Hopefully the original recipient has a good sense of humor!  :D


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Post by: yoopidou on March 06, 2015 04:38:45 PM
Thanks for all the nice comments.
The office chair wasn't really hard to do. Making the patchwork fabric from remnants took me time, especially the pieces that are diagonally sewn because I had never done that before. Even so, it took me a day but I thought I would be done in a couple hours. The difficult part was stapling the bottom fabric as the stapler wasn't very strong and many staples did not go through the wood. For the next chair, I will try to make an cover like the one for the top( more like a pillow cover or with straps underneath and no stapling) so I can wash it easily.

Kbrison, the baby sweater is very cute. The colors remind me of what I knitted for my first daughter, about the same time you started. I can't believe you kept an unfinished project for so many years!
The blankets for the shelter are a very generous idea.
The sherpa vest are adorable. They make me think of a shepherd. maybe you could make the rest of the outfit and the shepherd's dog too!
The pink barbie dress is beautiful, may I have one in my size please?


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Post by: kbrison on March 06, 2015 07:40:20 PM
Yoopi, the sad thing is that I have other UFOs that are from the same era. That's why some of the Barbie doll clothes are getting done. Some have been cut out for that long, too. I'm terrible about starting projects, then getting bored or distracted by other issues, so they never get done. Am trying really hard to change that this year. My mother was only 11 years older than I am when she died. I don't smoke so I'm hoping that will give me more years than she had, but I don't want to leave a truckload of craft supplies and unfinished projects for Zalphinian and Bethimusprime to have to deal with when I'm gone. Of course, my dear snots have threatened to put a huge ad in the yard sale section of the paper saying, "Crafter died; bring a semi". Irreverent children!  ;D


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Post by: RedheadWithThread on March 06, 2015 08:52:36 PM
Of course, my dear snots have threatened to put a huge ad in the yard sale section of the paper saying, "Crafter died; bring a semi". Irreverent children!  ;D

That is hilarious! My mother actually told my boyfriend that he'd need a Uhaul to carry all my craft stuff to his house when I move in. It's not that bad but I do have a lot.


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Post by: yoopidou on March 06, 2015 09:51:58 PM
 :D Irreverent but funny!

I have some unfinished projects too but I give ,throw away or use another way the unfinished project after a couple of years.
I also buy supplies and tools that I don't use enough. The worst was the glass torch and the flame-working rods. I have the rods but the torch can not be used anymore because of the damages of the humid salty air. If only I had used it all up sooner...


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Post by: pinokeeo on March 06, 2015 10:27:10 PM
I remember trying to make Barbie clothes.  You did a much better job than I did.

As for UFO's, if they don't get done in a year or so, I pitch them into the fire.  Mainly because I can't remember what I was trying to do or why it didn't get finished. 

That doesn't mean I don't still have a ton of crafting supplies or many UFO's around. :D


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 07, 2015 06:30:28 AM
lol you have chosen a craft that keeps you warm in more ways than one!  You are too funny, pinokeeo! ;D


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on March 07, 2015 03:44:43 PM
My husband would DEFINITELY run an ad like that! Either that or he'd just hire a crew to haul it all to the dump, coz he wouldn't even know where to begin, with most of the stuff that I have! LOL!


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Post by: cmouse01 on March 07, 2015 07:17:42 PM
kbrison - great job on the projects. That decades-late sweater is adorable; I'm sure the younger generation will enjoy it just as much.

I also love the Barbie clothes.  My daughter has just gotten into Barbie, but we don't have many clothes for the 2 she has - I have lots of fabric scraps and could make some for her but I just haven't taken the time yet.


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Post by: crazyda79 on March 07, 2015 10:04:02 PM
So I am finally jumping in and posting what I have made this year.  I will update this thread as I make stuff. Let's see if I can beat my total from last year!

January  11
1. Puffin hoop for DaphidilyArt in the Embroidered Hoop Swap


2. Sheldon Cooper quote hoop


3. Peace Prayer Flag for seeuudee in Prayer Flag Swap


4. Gratitude Prayer Flag for Abbeeroad in Prayer Flag Swap


5. Serenity Prayer Flag for Smmarrt in Prayer Flag Swap


6. Happiness Prayer Flag for artsycandice in Prayer Flag Swap


7. Creativity Prayer Flag for Renstar in Prayer Flag Swap


8. Strength Prayer Flag for myself in Prayer Flag Swap


9. Bird Dotee for Ludi in Monthly Dotee Swap- January


10. Lovebirds hoop


11. Wet Burritos for the family


February  38
12. Giraffe TM patch for roler in Yet Another TM Patch Swap Rd 4


13. Daisy dotee for me


14. Nintendo controller TM Patch for roler in Yet Another TM Patch Swap Rd 4


15. Princess Cupcake TM Patch for roler in Yet Another TM Patch Swap Rd 4


16. Princess Leia TM Patch for goatgoddess in Yet Another TM Patch Swap Rd 4


17. Live Long and Prosper TM Patch for goatgoddess in Yet Another TM Patch Swap Rd 4


18.Valentine's Day Card



19. Valentine's Day Love Letter Mailbox


20. Homemade Chicken Nuggets (homemade "shake and bake")


21. 4x6 art- Teenage Mutant Disco Turtle


22. 4x6 art- Weeping Tree


23. 4x6 art- Naturally Varigated Yarn


24-49. Scrapbook pages for my Little Visitor (each page took over 1/2 hour to size the pictures, cut them, layout the page, then embellish- only showing 3 pictures of 26)




March
50. Homemade Corn Bread



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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 08, 2015 06:37:49 AM
Your prayer flags were just so wonderful, crazyda79!  I can see your artistic style developing quite nicely in those as well as your dotees and art!

The tree is my favorite of the things you posted.  I love how you did the leaves...I'll have to see if there is more detail in the swap thread...are those watercolors?


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Post by: artsycandice on March 08, 2015 09:04:50 AM
Wow crazyda79, you've been busy! I think my favorite things are the prayer flags and that awesome puffin hoop! It's always so neat to see so much finished work in one place. Keep up the crafting! ;D



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Post by: pinokeeo on March 08, 2015 09:18:32 AM
Wow!  You've been busy.  I'm impressed by everything, prayer flags, dotees, scrapbook pages, hoops and alllll that cooking.


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Post by: kbrison on March 08, 2015 09:54:20 AM
Just thinking how very different we are sometimes. MY favorites are the Creativity prayer flag and the TM Live Long and Prosper patch. Great job getting so many things done already this year!


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Post by: yoopidou on March 08, 2015 12:40:12 PM
Crazyda, you've been very productive! My favorite are the giraffe and live and prosper TM patch.


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Post by: pinokeeo on March 08, 2015 06:10:51 PM
Today is International Women's Day, and the 20th anniversary of the first time I displayed and sold my own art work under the Pinokeeo's name.  To commemorate the day I made a set of coasters out of a piece of firewood.  The markings on this wood was made by Mother Nature.  I got lucky.



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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 08, 2015 06:46:31 PM
Mother nature is an artist herself!  You just brought out her artistic talent!  They are really lovely coasters!

My package for a birthday swap arrived so I can now post some pics!

I made these fabric mushrooms...this is her picture:



 and some cabled boot tops:



I have not been doing a lot of crafting because I am re-doing my craft room...a lot of cleaning and deciding on what to really keep and what to send to new homes...I think I have early spring fever because it got up to 43 degrees today! ;D


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Post by: bushbaby on March 09, 2015 01:47:40 AM
AIMR those mushrooms are fab! I must 'borrow' that idea sometime :)  And I love the cabled bootrcuffs too.

Although I am ashamed to admit I dont know what you really do with boot cuffs? I've heard of & seen them before but was never very sure what they are for.

I managed a little crafting this weekend. Over on Ravlery I am taking part in a swap and as my partner is in NY state I decided to include a little Scottish extra. I bought a jute shopper bag and needle felted a little thistle on it



Just for size, this is the bag with the cone of wool I am swapping (also a Scottish wool for my partner)



(apologies if pics are on their sides, I will maybe fix later.)


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 09, 2015 06:02:03 AM
Nice design--love the little touch of Scotland!  That is a generous amount of yarn as well!


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Post by: cursive_queen on March 09, 2015 06:41:10 AM
Those coasters are lovely!

My younger stepdaughter is really into needlefelting, so I thought she might like to try Koolaid dyeing some fiber.  I also did 2 skeins of sock yarn (only pictures of 1 - the other is still wet).  We had fun and sort of have an idea of colors we like, so we'll do some more experimenting this summer.




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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 09, 2015 06:48:19 AM
Those are lovely colors!  What a nice way to spend time with your child...bringing up another creative, talented craftster? ;D

I made some wall art for a friend:



more details here:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438399.msg5295384#msg5295384


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on March 09, 2015 10:46:45 AM
Wow, such pretty wool projects!

I'm sure your friend will love her wall art too, AIMR!


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Post by: artsycandice on March 09, 2015 11:04:42 AM
Those coasters are lovely! I also love the mushrooms AIMR. The wall art is such a clever use of an unwanted plaque. That roving looks especially yummy! I need to add dyeing my own to my to do list.


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Post by: yoopidou on March 09, 2015 11:32:30 AM
Pinokeeo, you found a great way to showcase the beautiful patterns in this wood.

Bushbabby, nice package. I like how the thistle is the same color as the yarn

You have some beautiful colors there, Cursive-Queen. I'd like to do the same thing but wool rovings are very expensive here. I wonder if I could order them. Would you mind sharing where you found them?

I like the blue colors you chose for your box, Alwaysinmyroom, and the button flowers add a lot of fun to it. It will brighten your friends home.



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Post by: cursive_queen on March 09, 2015 11:36:39 AM
yoopidou - I got it from knitpicks, it was pretty reasonably priced I think - considering how much we pay at the craft store for a small amount of pre colored wool for my kiddo


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Post by: lindyv321 on March 09, 2015 01:12:20 PM
Everyone has been so busy!  I love the Hogwarts sign, all the prayer flags, the coasters, boot cuffs, and well just everything!!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 09, 2015 01:17:20 PM
lindy--do you have any Disney-related projects on your list now that you have returned? ;D


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Post by: lindyv321 on March 09, 2015 01:20:43 PM
I am planning on doing something with all our photos, tickets, and things.  Not sure if I want to do a shadowbox style thing or just a scrapbook.  I am currently trying to catch up on the two swaps I have outstanding while waiting for my photo CD to arrive...


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Post by: pinokeeo on March 09, 2015 02:32:16 PM
Love the mushrooms and the colored roving.  I have a whole roll of jacob's roving that I want to try dyeing.  I also like the wall art.  Cool stuff.


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Post by: bookstorebabe on March 09, 2015 02:33:26 PM
AImr, that box is clever and pretty! And I love the mushrooms.
Pinokeeoo, I love how the coasters came out.


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Post by: underthemountain on March 09, 2015 04:43:24 PM
Great goodies all...really, really love the mushrooms!

Getting ready for the ultimate pi day this Sat!  Made 30 pi buttons for Lana's class!  I downloaded the image from the web. You can't see it clearly, but the black text has the numerical value of pi.



Every time I use my button making I think of you Always.  As you can see I am getting lots of use from it!  Thanks again!  :)


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 09, 2015 05:10:33 PM
Oh those are going to be a hit!!  ha ha so glad you and Lana are having so much fun together with it...best send off I ever did! ;D


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on March 10, 2015 10:08:17 AM
Awesome buttons, UTM!  I bet Lana's class loves that you are her mom, you are always sending fun little goodies for them!

I have a few additions as well!

A couple shirts for my son - his birthday is Friday!  




A shirt for moi:



And since my littlest has a birthday on Christmas Eve (he just turned 8 ), we usually have his bday party in the spring, so he's having it on the 28th. He wants a minecraft theme so we've been making goodie bag fodder:



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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 10, 2015 10:50:02 AM
I have been seeing that PI t-shirt all over!!!!  It is wonderful...and you did such a good job!  I probably would have put a "4" as the last number, but I am a total math geek, I would say! ;D

I also love the rex with that handy dandy reaching stick...I laughed so hard because I have one of those and I walk around telling my hubby that I can do anything! Very nice!!!

Of course, the one for yourself is pretty cool as well, and subtle enough to take a second look!

How sweet to celebrate your son's birthday in the spring...sometimes December babies get a bad break!  One of my best friend's has a birthday Dec 24...so we celebrate in January each year...it really makes her feel special!


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Post by: bluejanuary on March 10, 2015 10:58:18 AM
I LOVE the T-Rex shirt. hilarious :)

Hufflepuff desk and chair:


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on March 10, 2015 11:01:14 AM
Oooooh, I love that desk!!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 10, 2015 11:29:07 AM
It is pretty fabulous, isn't it!?


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Post by: yoopidou on March 10, 2015 11:41:31 AM
With such an impressive desk, you will need a castle!

Bunny, my favorite is the unstoppable t-shirt. Not only because I imagine Alwaysinmyroom's face instead of the dinosaur's one and see her walking around and grabbing everything with the stick. It's an excellent idea to have a party later for your son's birthday.

Underthemountain, the buttons are fun. Do you practice making pies all week long? That sounds interesting! :D


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Post by: cmarion3 on March 10, 2015 12:10:31 PM
I want a desk like that. I would make me feel so smart and special. Maybe my writing skills would improve or I might write a spooky best seller! The yellow really makes it special and brings out the details. Fun.


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Post by: pinokeeo on March 10, 2015 01:33:29 PM
I love that desk.  It's gorgeous. 

And I like the pi stuff, being a math geek myself.

And I love it that you give your son a birthday celebration away from a holiday.  Anybody with a birthday close to a holiday wants to get away from that.


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Post by: bookstorebabe on March 10, 2015 05:01:39 PM
What a pretty desk and chair! And I love the trex shirt!


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Post by: greybird on March 10, 2015 05:26:53 PM
Awesome desk!   


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Post by: trinalocakary on March 10, 2015 08:31:30 PM
Trinalocakary, are you making a collection of creative wands?

Yes I am, my friends are into witchcraft and keep telling me I am a "hearth witch" I told them no I am a "crafty Witch" no spells for me I do mine when I create :-)

Here are a couple more


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 10, 2015 08:36:56 PM
I haven't done a lot of crafting because I have been busy destashing, cleaning up and redecorating my crafting room...I have half the room done:

Put up some of the items I have received from Craftster swaps and other friends, cleaned off my bulletin board, organized my desk. I also added a second shelf to the one I previously posted so I could have more supplies out and in my sight.  It makes it a lot easier to find stuff and to clean up.





Of course, I might as well glitter my clock while I had it down to change the time for daylight (freaking) savings day!



Cleaned off the existing shelves...couldn't reach the top shelves so I am using them to hold more swap items, things I like, and hardly used supplies:



Hope to get the other half done this weekend...;D.


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Post by: trinalocakary on March 10, 2015 08:39:22 PM
More crowns/headdresses,including an unicorn crown my friend Danielle is wearing.




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Post by: kbrison on March 11, 2015 01:00:33 AM
Recently my notices have been skipping some posts, so after checking out Trina's latest wands, I started scrolling up. How funny is it that my immediate reaction upon seeing the bottom photo was, "That looks like AIMR's craft stuff." And that was before I saw the felt birds I knew she had made or the heart-shaped flag ornament that I sent her.  Love the glittered version of your clock, AIMR!

Trina, what did you use for the unicorn horn? Looks so lovely!


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Post by: bushbaby on March 11, 2015 03:22:11 AM
Did anyone else just spend time looking at AIMR's craft room to try and spot anythings you have swaped/sent her?  ;D

I think I can see mine  :D


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 11, 2015 03:51:37 AM
Yes.


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Post by: trinalocakary on March 11, 2015 05:05:19 AM
Trina, what did you use for the unicorn horn? Looks so lovely!

After Christmas I found boxes of plastic icicles 24 for $0.25 and I got them in silver, red, maroon, a greenish iridescent black and a solid black glitter.  I had made a crown with the maroon ones already
I used a silver one with cheap steel wire from the dollar store and a random crystal bead and a flower headband.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 11, 2015 06:01:44 AM
What a fabulous use of those icicles!!!  You have such imagination, trina!  The wands and headpieces are lovely and fun!

lol I am a bit embarrassed to say that I like that I can tell people about all of the things I got in swaps....and yes, I am a bit of a sentimentalist and can't throw out the cards either...I am sure that many of you will see stuff now and later when I finish the other side, of things you sent to me...that is how much Craftster members are in my life...awww....lol LBABB--remember those little tags with the bug stickers you sent me?...yep, they are up there..and the little pottery bowl...and...you are my decorators, ha ha ha ;D.

kbrison--you have great eyesight to see your little heart hanging from the shelf!

bushbaby...did you spot your postcard?


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Post by: cmouse01 on March 11, 2015 11:52:52 AM
I love seeing other people's crafting spaces!  The Hogwarts desk is awesome and I love AIMR's idea of putting crafts and swaps on the walls.  What a great way to be able to save and revisit them!  (Hubby would probably have a fit though if I did something like this and put them on his newly painted walls :) ).  I still haven't fully moved into my new craft room - mainly because I need to do some destashing as I move, so that's going to take time.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 11, 2015 12:05:11 PM
I used command clear tape...it comes off quite easily with no damage to the walls...;D.  I am moving from one wall and down my room, destashing, cleaning, then decorating as I go...as I said, I am only half way done and have not even done the closet or under the counter...it will take me at least another month...but at least I have a neat place to work as I do this project...work and fun...that is the only way I can get it done! UGH!

Finally, my February dotee showed up to my partner...here she is: Goddess of the Pines



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Post by: cmouse01 on March 11, 2015 12:15:46 PM
Pardon me if I missed it, but do we have a new challenge for March?

I updated my list (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437212.msg5283744#msg5283744) with a few items I made this month

a knit hat to use up some stash; I liked it so much I think I might keep it for myself!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=665101)

a purse/bag for my daughter - I was just playing around with some crochet stitches and again, trying to use up old stash.  I'm not real fond of it, but she loves it (even if it isn't all pink)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=665102)

a basket I made for some cubicles in my daughter's room; they're only ~10"x10" and most store-bought fabric ones I've seen are 12".  This is short because it only needs to hold some socks (or maybe underwear).  However, double-stranding cotton thread is hard on the hands; this may be the only basket I make.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=665103)


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 11, 2015 01:28:50 PM
gah--no, not yet...I am behind because I am in the thick of tax season...just make stuff...I will see what people have done and make a challenge that includes some of the items... ;D


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Post by: Renstar on March 11, 2015 02:16:28 PM
I like that challenge, please, please could you update it on the front page as the official March challenge :D


March
Just make stuff (go on... I dare you...)


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 11, 2015 03:02:53 PM
Done! ;D


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Post by: lindyv321 on March 11, 2015 03:09:40 PM
I love the T-Rex shirt and my son would love the Minecraft goodies!  My daughter was born 12/20 and she is never lacking when it comes to her birthday or Christmas!! I doubt she would be patient enough to actually wait until Spring to celebrate her birthday... That being said we have been getting away from traditional parties in the past few years....

The desk is amazing! 

I love all the crowns!

Love your craft room AIMR!  I kind of reminds me of mine except bigger... I will have to post photos of mine someday.  The dotee is fabulous too!

I also adore all the yarn goodies!

I finished up stuff for the geezer swap but it hasn't been sent or received yet so no sharing of photos for me...



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Post by: pinokeeo on March 11, 2015 06:38:57 PM
It's funny about hanging swap stuff on your craft room walls.  I haven't been involved with swaps for some time, but I still have stuff hanging on my walls that I received.  It's somehow very special to me.



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Post by: emilywilde on March 11, 2015 07:57:46 PM
Numbers 3 & 4:
Kindle cozy, which is also a destash and a pinterest swap craftalong... I have been wanting to make this before I even had a kindle.


Decorate my curiosity cabinet, scored at a thriftshop for $6
before:

After:


I've got some ninnis for my niece and nephew, hopefully I remember to take pictures before I send them tomorrow...


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Post by: trinalocakary on March 11, 2015 09:02:55 PM
I work door at a friends music venue 2-4 nights a week and if it is slow I craft on 3D objects like wands and crowns and on slightly busier nights I do looseleaf pages for my book of shadows art journal pages
Tonight was a wand night, the last I will do with these golden treads


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Post by: Renstar on March 12, 2015 01:12:06 AM
AIMR - I feel suitably told now.  Make stuff - I am on it.

Currently making a winter jumper for the incoming warmer weather - not very seasonally appropriate but hey. I am having a break from swaps so that I can try and get on with some wips, like that will happen - I get sidetracked with new projects too easily!  ::)

Here's one I finished up and sent to Sylvan as part of her stocking, I'm hoping they arrived by now (they were sent late):



I frogged these about 4 times before 'getting it'. :(


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Post by: bushbaby on March 12, 2015 01:53:48 AM
bushbaby...did you spot your postcard?

No I didnt  ??? I did see the 'knitted hug' I sent you but I'm sorry to admit I dont remember the postcard I also sent. point it out to me?


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 12, 2015 06:25:08 AM
Renstar...I have those mitts on my to do list...they seem very complicated...yours turned out very nicely!  I love that swirly pattern!

Trina--that is a lovely want!  I love all the trailing bits...

emilywilde...now you have a nice curiosity cabinet to fill up with all sorts of things!


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Post by: cmouse01 on March 12, 2015 11:51:51 AM
Bonus points for kids?!  Both the purse and the basket were for my daughter :)  I might be able to make some charity projects as I'm really trying to chew up some older stash by making hats, washcloths, etc.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 12, 2015 12:11:18 PM
lol I have three babies about to enter the world in April, so that is motivating me to make baby stuff!  i even started a Pinterest Board just for kid stuff...so yeah, bonus points for kids! ;D


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Post by: Smeddley on March 12, 2015 06:26:16 PM
Argh, where does all my time go?!  Besides to Lego Batman 3, which I finally broke down and bought...  ;)

I made some zill dragons to sell at a workshop, breaking my "no selling" rule really only to cover the cost of the workshop:

















A sling for a member of our troupe who has limited use of one of her arms, I made the base out of costume-matching fabric, another troupe member added tons of sparkle...



Ami Little Red Riding Hood and Wolf:



Aaaaand a bookmark for the library's bookmark contest.



Now, back to baking a bunch of pies for pi day...  :D


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Post by: underthemountain on March 12, 2015 06:56:36 PM
OMG!  I forgot to check in for the past few days.  WOW!  Love all the amazing goodies from the Hufflepuff to the lil' dragons to the beautiful headwreaths...and of course the geek in me LOVES the pi tee.  :) 

Can't wait for tomorrow when Lana brings her pi(e) to school.  :)


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Post by: yoopidou on March 13, 2015 12:26:49 AM
Trinalocakary, you will need to make a stand to show off all your creative wands. The flower crown looks like a Hawaiian haku lei, very lovely.

Alwaysinmyroom, there's so much to look at in your craft room. You could  make a "Search and find" book!

Cmouse, your daughter's bag is cute. I like that it has Easter's colors.

Emilywide, a kindle cozy is a very useful and yours is unique. Grey felt for the background is a good idea.

Renstar, I love the colors of your mitts.

Smeddley, lots of great stuff in your pictures. My favorite is the amigurumi wolf. He has such an endearing shape. Although Red ridding hood with a little basket is adorable too.





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Post by: trinalocakary on March 13, 2015 04:26:46 AM
Trinalocakary, you will need to make a stand to show off all your creative wands.

I am doing a wall in my front room with small painted and decorated display shelves and on one I will have a large square wire and crystal candle box that I am putting wands in.  Mixed in with the shelves will be artwork and masks


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Post by: trinalocakary on March 13, 2015 04:39:11 AM
I am making a small travel sized altar box in a vintage jewelry box as my Nerd Battles Research project and for display here (cats make a regular altar style set up of my crafts difficult (5 month old kitten of doom and 2 adult cats)
So far I have made a mini Athame with sculpey and part of an earring shaped like a mix between a feather and a leaf.
Also out of sculpey is a small candle holder mounted on a flat slab of agate (think birthday candle size) and an incense burner with a piece of petrified wood imbedded in it to set burning cones on and 4 thin holes around it for sticks
I am hand buffing the sculpey instead of using sculpey glaze to give it a soft glow
I also made a mini wand out of painted curling willow with wire and beads and the tips painted in hologram glitter nail polish




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Post by: trinalocakary on March 13, 2015 04:52:15 AM
I am redoing my bathroom from day of the dead inspired to a Bohemian Gothic feel.  These are 2 canvases with pieces of a really great quilting calico stretched and mounted on it then I highlihhted details of the black and white design with fabric paint...these should stand up to the humid bathroom well I hope.

Before as I am stapling the edges

After



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Post by: trinalocakary on March 13, 2015 06:14:16 AM
Hibiscus (raspberry leaf) ink

Concentrated hibiscus raspberry leaf tea (6 bags, 1.5 cups of boiling water, sit uncovered for 2 days bringing to a low boil every 4-6 hours
Remove tea bags then add 4 oz rubbing alcohol and after 2 days strain out thickened sludge and allow remaining liquid to evaporate until desired color (test 2x daily, this took a 5 days)  this is barely an oz
Trying to make ink of actual blackberry fruit and hibiscus tea next


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on March 13, 2015 07:07:48 AM
Great projects, Trina!  I especially like the bathroom art!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 13, 2015 07:16:08 AM
Trina--I use hibiscus tea to color paper!  If you drop the leaves on wet paper, you will get all sorts of colors from red to purple!  Dyeing coffee filters is also fun to do with the tea...I would love to try some inks...I bet they are really a brilliant color since they are more concentrated. I also have a set of old fountain pens that I would like to use for lettering...let me know how the other fruit inks go...I can never get blueberry to get blue enough so I use indigo.


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Post by: cursive_queen on March 13, 2015 11:27:11 AM
Trina - I like the wall art, and Ive never seen hibiscus ink - thats cool


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Post by: lindyv321 on March 13, 2015 12:51:25 PM
That little pink dragon wants to come live with me :)


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Post by: pinokeeo on March 13, 2015 02:46:59 PM
I think all of the amis are adorable.  What are the zippers for on the bottom?

And I love the idea of the inks.  I must put this on my list of things to do before I die or quit crafting, whichever comes first. ;D

I made another box for our charity drive.  This one has a slider lid.  I'm trying to make different shaped boxes with different lids.

closed

open


I also carved another walnut spoon.  This one is from the same log as a couple of my celtic knots. I love the figure in this wood.

Front


Back


And for grins and giggles, I carved a kiss and a hug.  All carved from one piece of basswood, the X is loose inside the O.



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Post by: Smeddley on March 13, 2015 03:22:46 PM
I think all of the amis are adorable.  What are the zippers for on the bottom?

They're sized for bellydance zills, all four can slip in there (also weights the bottom so they stay standing upright), but I suppose you could use it for anything!


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Post by: stillatthetop on March 13, 2015 07:31:31 PM
I think all of the amis are adorable.  What are the zippers for on the bottom?

They're sized for bellydance zills, all four can slip in there (also weights the bottom so they stay standing upright), but I suppose you could use it for anything!

I wondered that, too. I Googled dragon zills the other day. Yours showed up Smeddley  ;D Today I Googled "bellydance zills", as I still had no clue. I get it now. The little amis are cases to put the finger cymbals in. I love to watch bellydancers. Their movements are so fluid. Maybe too much I Dream of Jeanie in my youth, too.  :D

~T


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Post by: pinokeeo on March 14, 2015 06:09:35 AM
Happy Ultimate Pi Day! 



I carved a pi symbol from an ivory piano key.



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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 14, 2015 06:26:48 AM
I love the wooden spoon!  So rich in color...walnut is a beautiful wood.

Yes, it is indeed the ultimate, once in a lifetime PI DAY!!!!

NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HAPPY PI DAY!


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Post by: Smeddley on March 14, 2015 09:22:16 AM
From a piano key?! How tiny is that little pi?

How everyone is celebrating pi day with yummy pie, I've made 3 full-sized and a dozen plus mini pies, plus buttons to give out. And, I'm about to put on my Pi Bellydance costume and (hopefully) entertain some people in a nursing home dancing about to a pi-themed song!

Yay, pi!


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Post by: pinokeeo on March 14, 2015 10:00:23 AM
The piano key pi is about 3/4 inch big, pretty small.

We also made mini cherry pies.  What a fun day!


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Post by: Smeddley on March 14, 2015 10:09:21 AM
That is impressive!  I love mini things, and pi, so it's just about perfect.  :D


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Post by: underthemountain on March 14, 2015 03:41:50 PM
Love the wooden box and all the other great stuff.

Happy Pi Day all!!  :)


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Post by: texscrapper on March 14, 2015 04:57:28 PM
Here is my soap dispenser! It's made from an empty amaretto bottle



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Post by: cmouse01 on March 14, 2015 05:38:23 PM
We made Samoas cookie pie.  It's supposed to be like the Girl Scout cookies.  I don't think it tastes the same - but it is intensely decadent!



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Post by: yoopidou on March 14, 2015 08:52:06 PM
Just looking at this pie, I can feel the calories. It looks so delicious it might be worth it!

The X inside the O is fun. I like all the captive carvings.

Trinalocakary, Post a picture of your wall when you're done, please.


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Post by: trinalocakary on March 14, 2015 11:16:29 PM
More mini altar box stuff

A sheer white Altar cloth

Two sides to a crystal bag, one in white,one in gray



A crystal cloth for wrapping up crystals and laying them out and a scrying mirror (was bright bright purple)


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Post by: RedheadWithThread on March 15, 2015 12:48:12 PM

I made myself this Goron hat (red hat from OoT that makes Link fire resistant) by slightly modifying this pattern (http://mrsmelodyadams.blogspot.com/2013/05/link-from-zelda-hat-free-crochet-pattern.html) from smileyyogini. I also had made a Zora (blue) one but I didn't take a pic of it before handing it off to my boyfriend's best friend. ::)


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 15, 2015 01:35:34 PM
I almost licked my computer screen...cmouse01---it might not taste exactly like a Samoa Cookie, but I bet it was still quite delicious!  Those are my favorite GS cookie, but I always have to hide them from myself or I would eat them all in one sitting...where did you find the recipe?

trina...you are really making some interesting things...I am not very familiar with any of this stuff, but I appreciate the work you are doing to make quality and lovely items!

freakiegeekie--you are just too adorable!  I love your hat!

BTW--I need to PM you...guess where we may be moving? Yep...back South!


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Post by: RedheadWithThread on March 15, 2015 09:25:14 PM
cmouse, that looks delicious :d Now I want some Samoas!

Trina, your wands and other things are really beautiful and show that you have lots of patience :o

Yay for moving back South, Always! ;D Back to where you don't have to worry too much about snow! Lol


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Post by: cmouse01 on March 16, 2015 05:30:11 AM
Recipe for the samoas cookie pie was here - Averie Cooks (http://www.averiecooks.com/2015/02/samoas-cookie-pie.html) along with a recipe for homemade caramel sauce.  When she says watch carefully or it might burn ... she isn't kidding! (mine came close)


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 16, 2015 06:11:39 AM
Thanks!  I just pinned it...my sister is the cook in the family, so I am going to send her the link as well...and, she used to work for the GS, so I am guessing she will love to make this!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 16, 2015 06:13:37 AM
cmouse, that looks delicious :d Now I want some Samoas!

Trina, your wands and other things are really beautiful and show that you have lots of patience :o

Yay for moving back South, Always! ;D Back to where you don't have to worry too much about snow! Lol

I might be in your neck of the woods, kiddo!  We are looking at Madeville, Covington, Abita Springs, Madisonville, and even Baton Rouge...I am so over snow!!  I hope they have good crafting stores in the area...that is all I care about! ;D


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Post by: pinokeeo on March 16, 2015 07:04:21 AM
I have been working on WIPs for the past couple of days.  Trying to clear out stuff so I can start with something new.

I made a spoon to go with the fork I made earlier.



I also made a twisted knot, just for fun.  This is about two inches long.



A very long spiral, just to see how long I could make it without breaking.  Nearly seven inches long and stained with a cherry stain.


A couple of moravian star ornaments.



More baby spoons and a full size spoon of the same design.



And a couple of short spirals.  I'm changing this design, so I needed to finish these up.





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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 16, 2015 07:41:09 AM
lol your twisted knot reminds me of my favorite cheese twist bagel from the Dunkin Donuts next door to my office! ;D


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Post by: pinokeeo on March 16, 2015 07:45:08 AM
That's where I got the idea. :D


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Post by: cursive_queen on March 16, 2015 12:46:48 PM
Drooling over pies and PI's and lovely wood carvings!

AIMR - if you move to any of those places - look me up - I"m outside of the New Orleans area so it would be neat to meet up.

I made a pair of City Gym Shorts for my stepdaughter.  I look for there to  be several more pairs - both for me and  her.  This combo was going to be originally mine, but made her a pair first as her spring break was coming to an end.


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Post by: lindyv321 on March 16, 2015 01:49:22 PM
You guys have all been super busy!  I love it all!  I have been working like crazy on my project for the AWESOME swap.  It's taking FOREVER and it makes my wrists and hands hurt.  I am liking it so far though and it's something that has been on my to try list for a while.  I also tried out a new recipe over the weekend and was supposed to try out a second by my honey ended up working out of town for most of the day so I just ordered pizza!


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Post by: trinalocakary on March 17, 2015 05:01:29 AM
How to rescue a fail

I made these runes for my travel size altar box
Problem? I made them way too thin and cooked them at 325°f for 10 minutes
Way too long for that thickness so they puffed up and turned black.  They ended up looking like black pebbles so I traced them out in silver.
They came out actually better than the pinkish purple they started out as



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Post by: fluffypants on March 17, 2015 06:18:10 AM
What a happy accident, Trina! I actually thought you'd painted stones when I first saw the pic.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 17, 2015 08:18:06 AM
I thought the same thing...sometimes accidental crafts turn out pretty nice! ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: lindyv321 on March 17, 2015 08:56:41 AM
YAY for happy accidents!

I can finally share a project or four!  I made a set of shrines for Steiconi in the geezers swap.  They represent the four elements


She shared much better photos than I got in the gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438192.msg5297652#msg5297652)



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 17, 2015 09:02:54 AM
Lindy--I loved them all!  You have such cute ideas for shrines...I hope to do more shrines this year...I think you just have to do them to get better...I have that face mold, but no clay...you have inspired me to try my hand at making some faces...all the ones I ever used were made for me by other people! ;D

I love the fire one the best!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: lindyv321 on March 17, 2015 09:45:02 AM
Thank you!  I actually bought the mold to make dotee faces but alas have made no dotees! I'm glad I was able to finally get some use out of it though.  In fact I think I want to get more molds since they were super easy to use!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: kbrison on March 17, 2015 10:03:32 AM
Nice save, Trina! I never would have guessed that they started out a pinkish-purple or flat. The puffiness just makes them look more realistic.

Lindy, normally I'm not a fan of shrines, but your newest creations are giving me an appreciation for the art form. I especially like the water shrine but all of them are gorgeous!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: pinokeeo on March 17, 2015 12:45:54 PM
Trina, your happy accident came out well.  They do look like river stones.

And I'm also not a shrine person, but I love what you did with them, Lindy.  I especially like the air and fire ones.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: trinalocakary on March 17, 2015 11:00:49 PM
YAY for happy accidents!

I can finally share a project or four!  I made a set of shrines for Steiconi in the geezers swap.  They represent the four elements

I love portable shrines!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: edelC on March 18, 2015 04:39:05 AM
I have been working on WIPs for the past couple of days.  Trying to clear out stuff so I can start with something new.

I made a spoon to go with the fork I made earlier.

I love these spoons, I love wooden spoons in any case, but there is something about hand carved ones that is really special ...nice


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 18, 2015 07:53:28 AM
This is dedicated to all of us...do you see yourself? ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPG0Ob4dO8E&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bunny1kenobi on March 18, 2015 08:30:44 AM
This is dedicated to all of us...do you see yourself? ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPG0Ob4dO8E&feature=youtu.be

I actually had that on my FB page a few weeks ago!  It's me, only skinnier....  ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 18, 2015 09:19:32 AM
lol bunny---some of my friends sent it to me via FB and said I needed help... ;D.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: cmouse01 on March 18, 2015 11:07:22 AM
Having fun using up some cotton stash.  I'm terribly sick of the variegated; I had purchased several cones (700yds!) when I found it on clearance.  I gave a couple away and I think I'm finally down to the my last cone - in this color anyway. 



I was able to use up the last of a ball of bright pink for something different; I liked the pattern so much I made a second in blues.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bookstorebabe on March 18, 2015 11:17:02 AM
Lindy, those shrines are truly beautiful.
I am soo far behind. I've finally been making stuff, I need to make the time to do pictures.  :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: sheepBlue on March 18, 2015 11:25:04 AM
Just doing a little friendly advertising...the Spring Swap the Shop swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438481.0) is up and running!! If anyone's ever been curious about joining the swap - we'd love to have you  ;D we don't bite....much.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bunny1kenobi on March 18, 2015 01:36:10 PM
I really had a lot of fun with Shop the Swap last time!  I wish I could do it again this round but I have way too much going on! 

One of those things that I have going on, is hosting Round 3 of the Common Ground swap (thankfully its a small swap with lots of crafting time, or I might be in trouble.  ;)).  So Check out the STS and when you're done, come visit our thread at Common Ground! https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438315.msg5293622#msg5293622


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 18, 2015 01:44:50 PM
Shameless swap plugs allowed!! ;D

I love swaps, but due to work and travel plans, I am having to relegate myself to the fake ones! ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: lindyv321 on March 18, 2015 04:22:50 PM
I am feeling overwhelmed with one project I am working on and I have been reading way more than crafting lately..  I should probably sign up for a new swap to get the crafty juices flowing again...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bunny1kenobi on March 18, 2015 04:28:42 PM
I am feeling overwhelmed with one project I am working on and I have been reading way more than crafting lately..  I should probably sign up for a new swap to get the crafty juices flowing again...

 :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 18, 2015 07:02:46 PM
I did an encaustic (wax) piece for my partner in the birthday swap...also made her some slippers as an added surprise.





Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: yoopidou on March 18, 2015 07:37:11 PM
Cursive-queen, I love your shorts. Would they be comfortable and strong enough for exercising or are they more for relaxing?

Pinokeeo, I like all your wood creations. The Moravian stars are quite impressive.

Cmouse, the star pattern looks really cool.

Alwaysinmyroom, what a great idea to do an encaustic piece. What did you think of the process? Did you like it? Was it difficult or messy?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 18, 2015 07:43:19 PM
I love encaustic...I use a mini quilting iron and a big slab of beeswax, so it is not at all messy...I just wipe the iron while it is still warm and I do put a piece of cardboard under the piece I am doing...the mini iron acts as a paint brush as well so you have good control...I highly recommend the technique.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: kbrison on March 18, 2015 08:59:11 PM
AIMR, I think you need to do an encaustic demo or workshop for us next summer in Canada.  ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bookstorebabe on March 19, 2015 06:36:57 AM
I do like the encaustic-AIMR, is there anything you don't do?  :D
Oh, I did something nifty, playing around with altered bottles.  After painting, I applied temporary tattoos! The cheap stuff from the dollar store. And when I sprayed them with Krylon triple thick sealer, they didn't dissolve! I do need to take pictures, because they came out great.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 19, 2015 06:44:59 AM
Thanks, everyone!

I can't wait to see the tattoo application...I often wondered if those temp tattoos could be used for crafting!  Some of them are pretty detailed and interesting!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Renstar on March 19, 2015 08:05:52 AM
I'm just popping in to say I am likely to be awol for a while.  I am having to suddenly find somewhere new to live and deal with an unexpected change in personal circumstances.

Hopefully I will be back soon with a strong comeback.

Keep the awesome stuff happening.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: artsycandice on March 19, 2015 08:11:23 AM
I'm just popping in to say I am likely to be awol for a while.  I am having to suddenly find somewhere new to live and deal with an unexpected change in personal circumstances.

Hopefully I will be back soon with a strong comeback.

Keep the awesome stuff happening.



I am sorry to hear that. I hope that this transition goes smoothly for you. Take time to relax. Big change can be so stressful. Hang in there! We will be eagerly awaiting your return. :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bunny1kenobi on March 19, 2015 09:21:50 AM
Oooooh! Temporary tattoos!  So smart, BSBabe!  I'm gonna be stealing that idea at some point, I'm certain!

And renstar - best of luck!  Keep your chin up, we are all pulling for ya!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: lindyv321 on March 19, 2015 09:58:28 AM
I once put temporary tattoos on bars of soap for the kids...

I love that wax art!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bookstorebabe on March 19, 2015 10:55:31 AM
Good luck, Renstar!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: pinokeeo on March 19, 2015 12:53:12 PM
Best of luck to you, Renstar.

I love the encaustic wax art.  It seems that you can get a lot of detail with it.  Nice.

Can't wait to see the temp tattoo art.

I have just carved nine very small moravian stars for pendants.  I think I'm done carving for today.  My hands hurt.



I think I'm going to put a finish on these.  They look pretty blah.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: kbrison on March 19, 2015 01:20:59 PM
Best wishes, Renstar! Hope the changes are beneficial to you.

Cute Moravian stars, pinokeeo.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 19, 2015 01:28:50 PM
Those are tiny!!!!  I have to do bigger projects now as I really can't see well enough to do tiny things unless I take off my glasses...and then I can't see to walk... but I do enjoy seeing and having tiny things...just too adorable...

pinokeeo--a finish might make them feel more colorful, but I like them natural like that.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Quantumphysica on March 19, 2015 06:12:00 PM
It's been ages since I last checked this thread, and WHOA. Everyone has been so busy making things! I'm all inspired again… Especially all the home improvement projects have given me ideas, I'm moving in april so I'll have a whole new space to decorate. I especially loved the desk chair recovering; I never even considered you could do that, and it looked lovely! (I MUST try this, my own desk chair is dirty beyond belief…) Also, pinokeeo's woodcarving is glorious. It must be said. (When I saw the spiral design, I immediately had to think of Gandalf's staff in LOTR. And those star pendants are so tiny! I love them! ^^)

For myself I've mostly been making edible crafts lately; cake, pie, muffins, cupcakes, etc.  Unfortunately I live with a pack of hungry housemates and the stuff is usually gone before I can photograph it. xD (I also have made progress on a couple WIPs, I'll probably have more finished projects by the end of the month…)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: pinokeeo on March 19, 2015 07:03:06 PM
Those are tiny!!!!  I have to do bigger projects now as I really can't see well enough to do tiny things unless I take off my glasses...and then I can't see to walk... but I do enjoy seeing and having tiny things...just too adorable...

pinokeeo--a finish might make them feel more colorful, but I like them natural like that.

So, I just put a clear coat on them and some of them look better and some don't.  Go figure.


When I saw the spiral design, I immediately had to think of Gandalf's staff in LOTR.


I've done a staff like that.  Don't remember who got that one.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: underthemountain on March 20, 2015 05:02:25 AM
Wow, Always that art piece is amazing!!!  I'll have to look up that technique!

Love your stars Pinokeeo!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: fluffypants on March 20, 2015 06:46:35 AM
Everyone is being so crafty and inspiring and I'm sitting here in my mess of a craft room eating cookie dough.

Well, not literally. ;) Last weekend, I decided to start cleaning my craft room so I could decide on some projects I should finish up, and didn't get that far... but yesterday I did some "food crafting" and made three different batches of cookie dough to freeze. So, I guess that counts for something!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: cmouse01 on March 20, 2015 10:56:56 AM
Mmm ... food crafting.  Definitely counts.  Unfortunately I'm trying to stay away from that type of crafting lately; or I'm going to have to sew some new pants!  (can you sneak some over to me?) :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 20, 2015 11:05:40 AM
Did you guys see the handmade marshmallow s'mores that MissingWillow posted in cooking?

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438513.0

Thank goodness looking on the internet won't make me gain weight...it just makes my mouth drool! ;D

Cooking counts as a project...mmmmmm...more eye candy (or cookie), please!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: cmouse01 on March 20, 2015 11:27:55 AM
It may only be 40ºF this weekend, but now I want chocolate-chip s'mores around the fire!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bunny1kenobi on March 20, 2015 12:06:25 PM
Oh, I shouldn't have looked.... I have a serious craving now - Smores with chocolate chip cookies?  Oh, heaven save me...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: vampedangel14 on March 21, 2015 02:38:29 PM
I just finished this simple decoration for my craft room. H is for Heather :)  Made with stuff I've had in my stash for who knows how long. I want to get more wood letters to use up a lot more stuff.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: trinalocakary on March 21, 2015 03:14:35 PM
These are witches runes .... Fingernail polish painted glass disks
There is about 6-7 layers of polish including the last layer, the clear topcoat, and the first layer, the design, (investing in a nail art pen because drawing in nail polish with a toothpick is messy)
I used a mini muffin tin to hold them while they dried


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on March 21, 2015 04:03:56 PM
I'm not sure which are Feb' crafts and which are March but here goes with my latest creations  ;D Bibs for the new babies in our family  :)


A couple unicorns because every home needs a unicorn  ;) ;)


A quilt for my Great niece but I haven't got a proper photo of  ::)

and a fleeced back quilt for my Grandson who will be here with us in May  ;D




Spring wreath  ;D


I have two crochet blankets in progress and a list of baby projects as long as my arm  ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: trinalocakary on March 21, 2015 10:14:19 PM
Worked the door at a punk rock show tonight, busy night but I had time to do this.  It is on scrapbook paper that is glued to a large book board from a discarded 1980s text book ($0.50 at our library)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: that1girl on March 22, 2015 07:57:36 AM
26.   yellow bow booties


27.   Minnie booties


28.   Smaller Minnie booties

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/double-strapped-baby-mary-janes

29.   Gray t-shirt bag


30.   Green t-shirt bag


31.   Black t-shirt bag


32.   Plarn bag


33.   White beaded booties


34.   Pink beaded booties

this is the pattern i used its not that well written
https://www.etsy.com/listing/194309052/0-12-months-pattern-pt002a-baby-booties?ref=favs_view_10

i don't know if this is just a rip off of the other pattern
https://www.etsy.com/listing/194309052/0-12-months-pattern-pt002a-baby-booties?ref=favs_view_10

35.   Drawstring bag


36.   Drawstring t-shirt bag


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: J_Kieviet on March 22, 2015 10:09:16 AM
Here's some stuff for March:

1. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=665958) fancy dress for myself
2. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=665959) cable holder for myself
3. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=665960) TOPS fascinators
4. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=665961) bunny rabbit rag blanket
5. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=665962) garment bag
6. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=665741) silver clutch purse for Mom
7. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=665740) shower bumb tubs
8. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=664877) ninja turtle housecoat for a friends nephew
9. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=664876) jewellery wrap for myself
10. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=664875) - cord wrap for Mom
11. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=663140) - owl key chain


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: vampedangel14 on March 22, 2015 12:30:12 PM
Wow, some of you are really fast. You must craft in your sleep.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: texscrapper on March 22, 2015 01:57:17 PM
Made a bunch of goodies from stash for the Show the Swap Spring Market Swap

Lunchbox (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=665988) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=665989)

Infinity Scarf (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=665987)

Infinity Scarf (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=665990)

Embroidered Jumper (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=665673)

Headbands (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=665598) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=665582)

Pillowcases (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=665585) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=665584)

Unpaper Towels (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=665589) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=665588)

Reusable Tote Bag (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=665587)

Girls Necklaces (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=665586) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=665583) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=665579)

Hanging Towel Sets (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=665581) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=665580)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: quaggy on March 22, 2015 04:02:28 PM
I have not crafted as much as I wanted over spring break but here are a few things that I sent to my partner in use what you have swap


altered tray with odd keys.



wall art with clock faces and wooden gears



An a fairy doll made from pipe cleaners and wooden beads!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: pinokeeo on March 22, 2015 07:39:25 PM
Oh, I love the wall art with clock faces.  And the runes, and the unicorns, and, and... :D  Everything is awesome.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on March 23, 2015 05:21:16 AM
Fleece and flannel receiving blanket, the flannel is from a sheet set that belong to my late Grandma so I loved the fact I could use it for one of my Grandchildren.



Fleece booties made from scraps



Hoping to make some Mary Janes for Alba today.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: cursive_queen on March 23, 2015 06:19:55 AM
Love the wall art Quaggy.

The baby stuff is so sweet Kookaloo


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 23, 2015 06:40:09 AM
SHAMELESS PLUG WARNING!!! ;D

Hey guys, you might recognize one of our own, bookstorebabe, has entered a challenge...take a look at what she made and also the other entries and vote, if you are so inclined! ;D

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437930.0

I was so surprised to see the thread explode with goodies this weekend!

Vamped angel--love how you did the wooden letter...I see those at the craft store all the time and really wanted to buy some letters for my nieces and nephews...I love the chain idea to be able to hang them!

Trina--how clever to use glittery nail polish for the runes!

kookie!!!  We have missed you, but now I see why...you are a baby stuff making machine!  I love those bibs!  They look like little cowboy kerchieves!

that1girl--I see that you are making more spring/summery yarn things...love those sandals (the pink ones!)

j_kievet...wow--you must craft in your sleep!  Lots of things!  I really like the Ninja robe!

texscrapper--you have also been so buys sewing!  Fun pillow cases and headbands!  You have a beautiful collection of fabrics.

quaggy--LOVE the clock art!  Is the background burlap or is that a special treatment you did on the canvas?  The texture is fabulous!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bunny1kenobi on March 23, 2015 09:33:47 AM
Holy moly!  What a truckload of awesomeness!

And kookie, I don't know where you got your fabric, but WOW you have some cute bibs there! 

Wall art- fantastic, Trina!

And that1girl, you and mio both have bionic fingers!  Adorable booties!

Quaggy - excellent wall art!  I totally love the clock piece!

Texscrapper, you have been so busy!  I especially love the pillowcases and infinity scarves.

And J_Kieviet, you have mastered the art of making things for yourself.  I don't think there's a crafter on here who doesn't wish they made more things for themselves.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on March 23, 2015 10:02:19 AM
Most of my bibs have been made from recycled clothing or leftovers from other peoples crafting  :)

I made a pair of Mary Janes for Alba
Baby shoes take longer than adult slippers!

made to match Great Aunt Kookies party shoes  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: sheepBlue on March 23, 2015 10:18:34 AM
Kook - those baby shoes to match are adorable!! Now I'm thinking I need to make matching mommy/baby outfits for my niece and her mom! Hmmmmm....what to make...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 23, 2015 10:22:31 AM
Those shoes are adorable!  How great that you modeled them after your favorite party shoes! ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bunny1kenobi on March 23, 2015 10:44:35 AM
Squeeing over the baby shoes, Kookie!  So clever and fabulous!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: yoopidou on March 23, 2015 11:31:08 AM
Monday morning and lots of creative crafts to look at.

Vampedangel, the silver border on your letter gives it more dimension and defines it.

Quaggy, what a cute fairy garden. The new fairy found an ideal place to hang out.

Texscrapper, you made lots of useful things. My favorite are the pillowcases. They remind me that I intended to make some too.

Jkievit, the tiny owl keychain is super cute with her little feathers at the top of the head and a tiny beak.

Trinalocakary, I never thought of using old board books for the boards, it's a great way to give a book not it's in prime condition, a new life.

That1girl, I was most intrigued by the plarn bag. What is plarn I wondered. Thanks to google, I now know. It looks like a strong bag to go shopping.

Kookaloo, all your bay stuff is adorable. The matching baby shoes are the best! The idea is great and the result looks fabulous.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: lindyv321 on March 23, 2015 12:27:02 PM
I love all the sewn items and the baby stuffs!  Makes me wish my littles were actually still little!

I finally finished a project for the AWESOME swap and will be sending it today.  It took FOREVER!

I have been cooking a lot though as one of my goals this year was to start trying out more new recipes.

Here is baked mac & cheese


3-2-1 Mug Cakes

With M&M's


and with Pineapple


A meatball bubble up bake


Finally pineapple BBQ chicken quesadilla's


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 23, 2015 12:51:05 PM
I might have to ban food projects!!!  Everything looks so good...I am trying to diet...so at least I get to LOOK...the last one looks very intriguing...do you have a recipe link?

yoopidou...plarn is yarn made from plastic...usually plastic bags that you cut up...you can find all different colors ones from Target, Walmart, Sheetz, etc.  My favorite thing is to make soles for the bottom of shoes...kinda like your own flip-flops... ;D.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: pinokeeo on March 23, 2015 01:07:34 PM
Mmmm.  That mac-n-cheese looks yummy.

And I love the baby shoes.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: lindyv321 on March 23, 2015 03:45:19 PM
I am sure I have the recipe pinned somewhere for the quesadilla's but they are easy enough to just tell you!  I used a store bought rotisserie chicken, pineapple, cilantro, cheese, and BBQ sauce then I put another tortilla on top and cooked them in the pan with just a bit of oil.  

Oh and I made the meatballs for the bubble up bake by hand too.  I used ground elk and my kids didn't even know the difference!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: bookstorebabe on March 23, 2015 06:28:33 PM
Wow, I'm awol for a few days and this thread explodes! I'm in awe of you crafting machines!
I have been cleaning out the house ruthlessly, there's going to be some home repair work done in a couple of days and stuff in the way has to go.  Back seat is full of bags for Goodwill and I have a lot to do yet.  Kiddo was home from college for a week-sad because she was here for the funeral of a family friend, but it was so good having her visit. Which meant I ended up cooking a lot of her favorites for dinner, and made biscotti for her to take back with her. Oh, and still getting ready for a sale, too-gah. I've been making stuff right and left, but no time to post.
Hee, I made a batch of pendants from scrapbook embellishments, scrap paper, cloth, old hoop earrings and bracelets, and chain edging-and kiddo talked me out of half of them to take back with her.  :D
The food pics are making me hungry, and I love all the baby bibs and booties and blankets!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists
Post by: sheepBlue on March 24, 2015 04:58:21 AM
All that food looks so good. I should really get better at cooking new things but after working, being so tired, its a bit daunting to think of trying something new. Lindy you're an inspiration!

I made a cowl/wrap for sloth in the Awesome swap, using the rather tricky broomstick lace stitch. It turned out beautifully I think  :) Now I want to make another one for myself! When I have some free time.



Picture provided by sloth - thanks.


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Post by: bushbaby on March 24, 2015 05:56:59 AM
SheepBlue I saw that cowl when it was posted and thought it was very beautiful. I love the soft colours :)

I have 'received' from my 'partner' in the Fake Swap craftalong  ;) - this is from the "Be Awesome (redux)" swap.

I am super please with my Dreambird shawl:



Close up to show details & sparkles (in the green sections):



I also had a go at a new bread recipe - a "no knead bread" I have not tried before. Quite happy with the way it turned out - needs a little more water, a bit more mixing next time (few flour-y bits in the middle) and more warmth when proving but still quite tasty if a bit dense:



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Post by: sheepBlue on March 24, 2015 06:16:06 AM
That feather shawl is gorgeous!! If you get tired of it, feel free to send it my way  ;D

And that bread looks so good. I love a crusty bread. Yum!


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Post by: bushbaby on March 24, 2015 06:24:19 AM
That feather shawl is gorgeous!! If you get tired of it, feel free to send it my way  ;D

yeah, sorry, dont think that is going to happen  :D 1st day wearing it today and it is super warm & soft  ;D


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 24, 2015 06:35:05 AM
I love sense, crusty and easy bread...looks like you made a success of yours, bushbaby!

I must say, the broomstick lace cowl is just gorgeous, sheepblue...your yarn skills sure have developed nicely!

bushbaby...just wow!  What yarn did you use...the color combination is simply beautiful and so practical!


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Post by: cmouse01 on March 24, 2015 06:37:32 AM
lindyv321 - the meatball bubble-up is the one that made me drool (well, that and the desserts, but like AIMR, I'm trying to lose weight and stay away from such things).

sheepBlue - great job on the broomstick lace!  That's something on my to-learn list (someday).  I love the soft colors you choose too.


bushbaby - such a lovely shawl with unique coloring; your swap partner did good!  I've made the no-knead bread recipe before.  In our house, it doesn't matter if the bread is dense, lop-sided or otherwise odd.  If it's fresh, it disappears!



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Post by: bookstorebabe on March 24, 2015 06:52:34 AM
I love both of the shawls!
Yup, a raygun. ;D
(https://flic.kr/p/ruohAc)DSCN1063 (https://flic.kr/p/ruohAc) by chicgeekcf4l (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickrhttps://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438609.0


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Post by: bushbaby on March 24, 2015 08:23:50 AM
bushbaby...just wow!  What yarn did you use...the color combination is simply beautiful and so practical!

The yarn is from a Scottish hand dyer from a small village about 40miles from where I live. Old Maiden Aunt yarns (http://oldmaidenaunt.com/) The colours I used were:

Green - Old Maiden Aunt Merino/Nylon/Sparkle 4ply, colourway "Blow Winds Blow"
Purple - Old Maiden Aunt Merino Superwash 4ply , Colourway "Pretty Floral Bonnet (big damn heroes) "

I dont know if she does international shipping, but if not AIMR I'm sure we could work something out  :D


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Post by: lindyv321 on March 24, 2015 09:54:15 AM
Both of those shawls are beautiful and I think that is my favorite ray gun ever!

Here's the Meatball Bake recipe https://www.pinterest.com/pin/186336503309262902/

and the sauce I used for the mac & cheese was from this recipe https://www.pinterest.com/pin/186336503309206529/


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Post by: yoopidou on March 24, 2015 11:39:07 AM
I had never heard of meatball bake. It looks delicious, thanks for the recipe. That would be great after a day of physical activity.

The bread looks yummy with it's blond crust. Did you bake it in a dutch oven or directly on a stone, or some other way?

The cowl and the shawl both look very soft and warm although they are very different.

Bookstorebabe, master raygun maker!


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Post by: bushbaby on March 24, 2015 02:54:22 PM

The bread looks yummy with it's blond crust. Did you bake it in a dutch oven or directly on a stone, or some other way?


It was cooked in a preheated casserole dish with a lid. surprisingly very effective.


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Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on March 24, 2015 04:17:02 PM
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More baby stuff

I am loving making anything and everything baby related. I don't know if I will make cloth nappies (diapers)


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Post by: underthemountain on March 24, 2015 05:06:37 PM
wow, Bushbaby love that shawl...wish I had the skills to knit one.

Speaking of babies...adorable bibs and booties Kookaloo!

Really love the raygun piece Bookstorebabe!


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Post by: yoopidou on March 24, 2015 06:22:09 PM
It was cooked in a preheated casserole dish with a lid. surprisingly very effective.

Thanks, I'll have to try. I might do that as soon as I'm finished answering.

The shirt-bib with button and bow tie is adorable and clever.


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Post by: bookstorebabe on March 24, 2015 07:32:15 PM
I love all the baby goodies, especially those green slippers!
Here, have another raygun. ^_^
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438621.0
(https://flic.kr/p/rswb1n)DSCN1040 (https://flic.kr/p/rswb1n) by chicgeekcf4l (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr


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Post by: bookstorebabe on March 24, 2015 09:14:14 PM
And some pendants made using up scraps.
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438623.0
(https://flic.kr/p/rJxBHA)DSCN1059 (https://flic.kr/p/rJxBHA) by chicgeekcf4l (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr


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Post by: cmouse01 on March 25, 2015 05:19:07 AM
Kookaloo_Starr - baby shoes are always so cute, but I love those bibs; I've never seen ones with bow ties before :D

bookstorebabe - I like the pendants and the ray guns look fun!  Do you use them for toys or are they too delicate?


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Post by: bookstorebabe on March 25, 2015 05:44:20 AM
A few can be toys, although they won't hold up to rough play. Cosplayers buy some of them as costume props, and most are made to hang on the wall as geeky decor, I do more in shadowbooxes, ect, than anything. Yep, it's time for the local spring scifi con! And thanks, I do have fun!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 25, 2015 06:15:48 AM
I had no idea there was such a market for ray guns!  Keep them supplied!  They look fun and interesting to make!  I don't think we have seen any two the same!

k-star--love seeing more baby stuff!  I have to steal the shirt bib idea!  So cute with the bow tie!


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Post by: Quantumphysica on March 25, 2015 03:35:12 PM
OMG, those bow tie bibs are adorable! And the little green slippers… so sweet!
Also loving the ray guns; the "meeny" is my favorite xD


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Post by: bookstorebabe on March 25, 2015 05:48:33 PM
Hee, thanks!


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Post by: kbrison on March 25, 2015 06:14:28 PM
A few more finishes, crocheted shrugs for my great-great nieces' 18" dolls.


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on March 26, 2015 11:03:12 AM
Ok, I've been doing party prep for my little guy's bday party on Saturday.  I already posted in this thread about the perler bead goodies I was making.  Since I finished those, I also made goody bags, bookmarks, drink labels, a pinata and magnets.  Rather than post everything (AGAIN... ;D)  I'll just put a link to the post on the Occasions and Holidays board: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438638.0


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Post by: Ffrogg526 on March 27, 2015 03:16:42 AM
Okay - life has just been insanely busy in the last two months or so.  I'm crafting on and off, haven't finished anything recently but I updated my list.  Ripped a few knitting projects out.  Started other projects.  I have Spring Break coming up soon and I'm hoping that I'll finish at least one project over break.  Maybe we'll get crazy and I'll work on my drop spinning!


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Post by: pinokeeo on March 27, 2015 08:12:57 AM
Ok, slight departure from the wood for awhile.  My hands have been giving me grief, so I decided to let the carving rest. 

These earrings are made from rescued charms and ivory piano keys.  It was just to see if I could come up with something different.  I'm very happy with the results.

Please excuse the lousy pictures.  Anything this small is hard to photograph.  They are 1/2 inch wide and about one inch long or a little longer, depending on the size of the charm.






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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 27, 2015 08:25:12 AM
What a great way to save old piano keys...what kind of prep do you have to do?  Are they heavy?


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Post by: underthemountain on March 27, 2015 09:43:42 AM
Very cool Pinokeeo!  I got some piano keys with the idea that I'd engrave them someday...still hasn't happened yet.


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Post by: pinokeeo on March 27, 2015 10:57:07 AM
The keys are very light, almost translucent.  I always have to scrape them to get all the old crud off before I can use them.  I cut, sand and shape with a dremel and the smallest etching bit they sell.

Rox, don't give up on trying to do things with the keys.  The possibilities are endless.  If you etch, you can also color with india ink.


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Post by: trinalocakary on March 27, 2015 03:12:43 PM
This is a printed photo of a friend of mine, I cut it out and glued it to another sheet then decorated it
She is studying astrophysics


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Post by: bluejanuary on March 27, 2015 09:48:46 PM
quaggy- love the altered tray with keys!

I made the Hufflepuff banner for my daughter's room as well as the super mario garland for my son's room :)


I also made a photo book for a friend's first birthday (he likes goats and stripes!)


And I meant to post pictures of the flag peg people I made earlier in the year! I'm proud of these. They took longer than I anticipated but my kids love them.

couldn't fit these ones on the map!


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Post by: kbrison on March 27, 2015 10:02:54 PM
Those flag people are such a wonderful and fun way to teach your children about our world and the banners add  so much to their room decor. You did a great job with the details on all your projects!


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Post by: fantasticmio on March 28, 2015 06:34:14 AM
This one took way too long to make.  Sick of the snow, maybe!


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Post by: Ffrogg526 on March 28, 2015 07:37:28 AM
fantasticmio - that blanket is gorgeous!  I LOVE the snowflake!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 28, 2015 10:51:09 AM
I just love those flag peg people!  What an interesting idea...how many did you do?

Mio...the snowflake blanket is lovely, but like you, I am pretty sick of snow (it snowed today with the sun shining!)...ugh!


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Post by: kbrison on March 28, 2015 11:25:06 AM
Gorgeous snowflake blanket!

And AIMR that snow is why you should come down to visit me. Our temps are in the high '70s and the sun is out in full force. Of course we had a few tornados in the area earlier this week and more stormy weather is predicted for this coming week, but today is beautiful and green.  ;D


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Post by: underthemountain on March 28, 2015 12:31:39 PM
Rox, don't give up on trying to do things with the keys.  The possibilities are endless.  If you etch, you can also color with india ink.

Thanks Pinokeeo!  I actually did this a long time ago with some ivory tusks pieces that I got at a scrimshaw shop.  My fav piece was a hand that I gave to my best friend 25 years ago.  She still has it.  :)

Cool artwork, love the peg people, and the amazing snowflake blanket!!


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Post by: yoopidou on March 28, 2015 12:49:54 PM
The peg people are an excellent idea. Actually, I wish I had gotten it myself!

The snow blanket is beautiful, it has such great colors and the design is great too. Maybe it's even more beautiful from a balmy tropical island? You could come visit me too if you're tired of snow and even if you're not tired of snow.



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Post by: Ffrogg526 on March 28, 2015 12:57:08 PM


I finished Mom's socks!  I started and ripped these socks out I don't know how many times.  It was ridiculous!  But now they're DONE!  :D 


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Post by: bluejanuary on March 28, 2015 01:09:47 PM
love the snowflake blanket! :)

alwaysinmyroom- I think I made about 80? I realized afterwards that the flag I did for Myanmar is outdated, but my daughter says it is her favorite so I can't change it haha.


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Post by: yoopidou on March 28, 2015 01:50:24 PM
Cool warm socks!
I am always admiring all the handmade socks. It seem