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Title: CLOSED: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 27, 2015 06:19:48 AM
50 Projects in 2016


(Stuff I made for Jemimah in the IYP swap)


Last year was a crazy time for me...this craftalong grew so fast and had so many projects that it took too much time to keep track of it all...so I decided to simplify things a bit...

1. Post a list if you want...I will list you and have a link to your list on the second post

2. Make yourself a goal...50 is just a suggested target...some of you will go way beyond that, some will not...it is all good!  MAKE STUFF! ;D

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Random Prize Drawing....


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 27, 2015 06:20:00 AM
Here are the links to each participants list. You can also make things easier for yourself by putting your link in your signature.  Use your list to keep you organized, on track and to put up miniature pictures for you to print out at the end of the year.  It is a nice record to show off your talents and your productivity.

List of Participants

A

ActsofCraftiness (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5359241#msg5359241)
alwaysinmyroom (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5359081#msg5359081)
annapt (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5365161#msg5365161)
aspenwall (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5359776#msg5359776)
audio (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5359371#msg5359371)
Averia (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5363740#msg5363740)

B

bethntim (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5362178#msg5362178)
bookstorebabe (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5363653#msg5363653)
bunny1kenobi (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5359640#msg5359640)
bushbaby (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5361027#msg5361027)

C

CabinArts (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5360203#msg5360203)
calliemae (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5359375#msg5359375)
calluna (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5359767#msg5359767)
carolmb (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5359267#msg5359267)
cheerfulbunny (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5359909#msg5359909)
curiousfae (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5359508#msg5359508)
cursive_queen (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5364043#msg5364043)

D

dewshinesdopp (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5365844#msg5365844)

E

F

fluffypants (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5359482#msg5359482)
FreakieGeekie (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5359516#msg5359516)

G
gala_apples (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5360157#msg5360157)
gaudiknight (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5359421#msg5359421)
goktrose (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5360226#msg5360226)
greybird (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5360207#msg5360207)

H

I

J

J_Kieviet (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5359673#msg5359673)

K

kbrison (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5359344#msg5359344)
Krafty_Karasu (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5359380#msg5359380)

L

LadybugsAndBumblebees (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5359272#msg5359272)
lindyv321 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5359369#msg5359369)

M
MissingWillow (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5359238#msg5359238)

N

O

P

plaidpineapple (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5359615#msg5359615)
puzzled-penguin (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5360422#msg5360422)

Q

R

rantyhippie (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5359494#msg5359494)
Renstar (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5359284#msg5359284)

S
Scaramouche (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5360141#msg5360141)
SevsOnlyGirl (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5360056#msg5360056)
sheepblue (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5359237#msg5359237)
Smeddley (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5359824#msg5359824)
Smileyyogini (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5383225#msg5383225)

T

Taramor (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5359711#msg5359711)
texscapper (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5359984#msg5359984)
that1girl (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5359538#msg5359538)
trinalocakary (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5359318#msg5359318)

U

underthemountain (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5359370#msg5359370)

V

vampedangel14 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5359410#msg5359410)

W

whatthepuck (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5360038#msg5360038)
wifeofbath (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5363478#msg5363478)
Wulf (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5359810#msg5359810)

Y

yofi (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5359268#msg5359268)
yoopidou (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5361668#msg5361668)

Z

zcrafter (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5376809#msg5376809)
ZombieLili (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5359719#msg5359719)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 27, 2015 06:20:21 AM
MY LIST FOR 2016:

Actual Completed Items: 130


December 2016
130. Rainbow Scrappy hat
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=712841)
129. Shark slippers
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=709839)
128. Orange/yellow socks
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=709842)
125-127. Scrappy hats
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=712828)
122.-124. Messy bun hats
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=709843)
121. Knit Bear baby hat
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=709840)
120. Pink socks for kittykill
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=708350)
118.-119. Chunky knit cowls (2)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=708351)


October/November 2016

117. Green knit scarf for Nina Marie
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=707413)
116.Slow Stitch Swap--Boro
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=712837)
115. Guest room curtains

Sept 2016

114. Bookmarkers for library
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=703898)
113. Girl baby quilt
112. Halloween table runner
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=712832)
111. Happy Mail Projects--see swap for stuff inside
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=704766)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=704767)
110. Wall hanging for IYP Swap
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=703191)
109. Spring green coasters (3)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=703896)
108. Asian print coasters (4)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=703281)
107. Blue multi coasters (4)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=703895)
105&106. Mug rug-rainbow patchwork &
Mug rug-orange and turquoise
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=703897)
104. Rust tank top for me
103. Bird Apron for Ann
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=702112)
102. Tunic blouse for me

August 2016

101. Hexies for Swap (96)--see swap gallery
100. Yellow/Grey/Fuschia Mandala
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=701357)
99. Purple crochet Mandala
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=701356)
98. Blue crochet Mandala
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=701358)
97. Socks for Meleriffic
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=709841)
96. 27 trading cards for Swap
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=701586)

July 2016

95. Tan/rust crochet virus shawl
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=712838)
94. sock yarn rust knit hat
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=712835)
93. Red/Black/White Atlanta Falcons hat
92. Red/grey stripe knit hat
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=712836)
91. Red shrug
90. Three TM style patches for Swap
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=699422)
89. Blue/green triangle scarf
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=698976)

June 2016

88. Purple zig zag hat
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=698981)
87. Striped triangle scarf
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=698973)
81.-86. Various crochet hats for charity
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=697798)
80. Poppies Hoop
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=697789)
78.-79. Crazy Leftover hats (2)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=697796)
77. Cream afghan
75.-76. Rainbow baby hats (2)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=697797)
74. Fabric Journal page for Wulf
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=698566)
73. Crochet market bag
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=697799)
72. Fabric Journal Page for yofi
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=697553)

May 2016

71. crochet lace trim for rockingbearbranch
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=696711)
70. Shell stitch baby afghan for charity
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=696823)
69. Knitted coffee cup cozies for rockingbearranch (2)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=696709)
68. Halloween swap item
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=696157)
67. Human eyeballs display
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=696821)
66. NWS hoopla for MM
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=696565)
65. Sushi pincushions from felted sweater ribbings (3)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=695839)
64. Felted sweater and felted ball bowl (2)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=695834)
63. Tan floral embroidered felted sweater coasters (4)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=695840)
62. Brown beaded felted sweater coasters (4)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=695838)

April 2016

61. Mini Ninni
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=695407)
60.Coloring Book Cat notecards
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=695478)
59.Embellished dish towels
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=695477)
58. Coiled Bowl
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=695405)
57. Prayer Flag for me
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=695156)
56. Fingerless Mitts for Sunshine Swap
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=695476)
55. Prayer Flag for Abbeeroad
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=694880)
54.Prayer flag for gigglygirl
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=694835) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=694820)
53. Beaded Suncatcher for Sunshine Swap
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=695406)
52. Words Quilt Blocks (3)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=694355)
51. Needlework Challenge - Lucky Charms
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=694054)
50. Origami Crane Blocks (3)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=694201)
49. Fall Fancy Blocks (3)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=694029)
48. Hope Quilt Blocks (3)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=693915)
47. Granny Square Blocks (3)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=693914)
46.TM pillows for swap partner #2 (4)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=694035)

March 2016

45. Spam Toothpicks for April Fools Day
  (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=693445)
44. Spam Scrapbook for April Fools Day
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=693473)
43. TM pillows for swap partner #1 (6)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=693970)
42. Star of Prophet Blocks (3)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=693359)
41. Flying Geese blocks (9 strips/3 blocks)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=693362)
40. Green scrap fabric piece
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=692589)
39. Orange scrap fabric piece
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=692889)
38. Buzz saw quilt blocks (3)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=693049)
37. Coiled Fabric Bowl
36. Warhol Spam Art for April Fools Day
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=693449)
35.Spam Fries for April Fools Day
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=693483)
34.Spam Purse for April Fools Day
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=693452)
33. Scrap Coasters (brown)
32. Scrap coasters (green)
31. White elephant for Canada meet up-journal cover
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=698407)
28.-30. Wonky House quilt blocks (9)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=692882)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=692880)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=692882)
27. Paper bead making tool
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=692896)
26. Card Trick Quilt Blocks (3)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=692441)
25.Paper Beads
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=692895)
24. Crochet lip balm covers (6) for UTM
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=692438)
23. Teesha Moore inspired journal cover
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=692129)
22. Baby boy blanket stitch afghan
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=691818)

February 2016

21. Huge crochet basket for yarn storage
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=694031)
20. IYP for MW- sheep tote
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=691513)
19. Hemmed patio door curtain for brother(no pic)
18. Blue Ombre Crochet Basket for IYP
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=699730)
17. Afghan --grey, gold, fushia
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=691817)
16. Tiny owl bunting
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=690200)
15. Helmet Hat for pinkmafia
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=691237)
14. Black notecards-for MW in IYP
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=689397)
13. One Tiny Bird thing
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=689758)
12. Junker Jane-style doll
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=689515)
10.-11. Crochet baby cloches
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=689330)

January 2016

9. recycled notecards (3)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=688474)
8. IYP Project #3 for MW-jar lid pincushion
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=691514)
7. IYP Project #2 for MW-knitted pouch
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=691515)
6. December Monthly dotee
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=688787)
3. -5. Scrappy Trip Around the World Quilt Blocks (12 blocks)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=688784) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=688786) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=688785)
2. Felt piggy banks for UTM charity work
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=692439)
1. IYP Project #1 for MW-burgandy infinity scarf
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=691511)



10.
9.
8.
7.
6.
5.
4. Creative Knitting Magazine -- Purple zig-zag hat (#88)
3. Creative Knitting Magazine -- blue/green knit scarf (#89)
2. Creative Knitting Magazine -- multi stripe triangle knit scarf (#87)
1. Warm Fuzzies by Betz White---felted bowls (#64) and felted pincushions (#65)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: sheepBlue on December 28, 2015 08:58:13 AM
My list!

take pictures of etsy scarves
1 scarf per month for Threads of Compassion
shibori fabric pillow cover
mosaic project for parents


1. 50 printed tea towels for etsy Fin 1/2
2. infinity scarf for Pam Fin 1/10
3. poison label infinity scarf Fin 1/10
4. IYP with Jemimah - Dalek infinity scarf Fin 1/28
5. 16 infinity scarves for etsy Fin 1/28
6. donation package for UTM's charity
     - cicada infinity scarf Fin 1/10
     - 3 pencil pouches Fin 1/20
     - 2 sets of cat print cards Fin 1/30
7. 3 pencil pouches for STS Fin 1/20
8. IYP with Jemimah - grey yarn fiber necklace Fin 2/6
9. leash harness for Snape Fin 2/10
10. custom printed fabric Fin 2/11
11. scarf/hat for Snape Fin 2/11
12. textured ceramic wind chime Fin 2/14
13. handspun fiber necklace Fin 2/14
14. IYP with Jemimah - texture canvas tree in winter Fin 2/18
15. 8 card wallets Fin 2/27
16. personal swap with lindyv321 Fin 3/6
17. swap item for June craftster meet up - stumpwork butterfly Fin 3/13
18. make etsy thank you cards Fin 3/25
19. yarn bombs Fin 4/22
20. Dumbledore quote embroidery hoop for DM Fin 4/24
21. Poem embroidery hoop for DM Erin Fin 4/25
22. embroidered pendant/magnets (4) for DM Fin 5/7
23. floral embroidery pendants x 2 Fin 5/7
24. face embroidered hoop for DM Fin 5/7
25. raven claw necklace Fin 5/15
26. raven costume skirt overlay Fin 5/15
27. raven hair clip Fin 5/28
28. mustache pillowcase Fin 5/28
29. personal swap with LFF - felt/velvet name badge Fin 5/30
30. prepare stumpwork workshop materials Fin 5/30
31. GoT wedding embroidery gift Fin 6/6
32. black/orange dot pillow case Fin 6/10
33. Hoop suncatcher Fin 6/11
34. HP houseware swap - coiled scrappy coasters Fin 7/3
35. yellow flower stumpwork Fin 7/3
36. HP House swap - mosaic star lazy susan Fin 7/5
37. sloth stamp Fin 7/7
38. sweary hoopla Fin 7/7
39. hand printed fabric Fin 7/9
40. drink mitts Fin 7/13
41. granny square pillow Fin 7/17
42. Mobile for mom Fin 7/21
43. Thank you for Mel Fin 7/22
44. scrappy shawl Fin 7/22
45. audio personal swap sequined skull shirt Fin 7/31
46. moon phases shirt Fin 8/4
47. Rhi birthday present - rainbow sun catcher Fin 8/6
48. family cat hats Fin 8/13
49. whimsy art Fin 8/17
50. audio personal swap broomstick lace cowl Fin 8/20
51. audio personal swap felt flower fascinator, hoopla, bowtie Fin 9/4
52. demon cat shirt for Erin's birthday Fin 9/6
53. 2 snarky embroideries - Erica's shop Fin 9/25
54. 3 stumpworks - Erica's shop Fin 10/6
55. 3 more snarky embroideries - Erica's shop Fin 10/16
56. cicada scarf Fin 10/18
57. ps w/abbeeroad - cozy cowl Fin 10/19
58. virus shawl for Robin Fin 10/23
59. ps w/abbeeroad - embroidered lotus Fin 10/23
60. 4 pairs of beer mitts Fin 10/23
61. virus shawl for me Fin 11/3
62. snarky embroidery for Ali Fin 11/9
63. safety pin jewelry Fin 11/11
64. steampunk jewelry for tiff Fin 11/12
65. ps w/abbeeroad - peace art quilt Fin 11/20
66. striped cowl scarf TOC Fin 12/1
67. gelato shirts for Sofie Fin 12/20
68. 3 screen printed infinity scarfs Fin 12/21
69.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: MissingWillow on December 28, 2015 09:11:57 AM
I'll play this year!  

Swap Related
13 things for the Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap.
4 Harry Potter ornaments.
3 IYP items

From the Kitchen
Two batches of bitters
Spanikopita pie
Three side dishes for upcoming dinner with a food writer (yikes!)
Something from my Better Than Store Bought cookbook
50 blocks of chèvre for the freezer  (30 done so far)
Sourdough Bread

Pottery buttons
Miniature bakery items
A miniature for Lionel
Something fun with HO scale figures
4 tea party shrines (3 done so far)
Mini Christmas display



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on December 28, 2015 09:26:44 AM
I'll keep a running list of completed projects and add to it as I finish things. I'm not great at pre-planning what I'll work on, but I would really like to finish up some WIP that have been sitting around and need to be completed. I also have a few long-term projects I know I'd like to work on this year.

WIP
ABC Quilt
Once Upon A Time Sampler
Baby James's Birth Record

Want To Work On
Zodiac Sampler
Harry Potter Sampler
Baby Quilt for #3

JANUARY
1. Starbucks Cold Cup for Kathy (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5362857#msg5362857)
2. Paper Flower Bouquet (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5362973#msg5362973)
3. Starbucks Cups for Soccer Coaches (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5367389#msg5367389)
4. Newlywed Sign (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5367389#msg5367389)
5. Two Birthday Shirt (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5367389#msg5367389)
6. Lots of Needle Minders

FEBRUARY
7. Lots of Needle Minders
8. Fabric Baskets (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5367389#msg5367389)
9. Baby Bibs (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5367389#msg5367389)
10. Burp Cloths (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5367389#msg5367389)
11. Teething Ring Toys (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5367389#msg5367389)
12. Baby Onesies (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5367389#msg5367389)




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: carolmb on December 28, 2015 10:30:22 AM
am in not sure how many will get done.
WIP from 2015
Dear Jane Quilt
Rainbow Ribbons Quilt
Farmers Wife Quilt
Celtic Twist Quilt



Alwaysinmyroom: if you need to help just give me a shout out and will be happy to help you.

well and wonderment
carol


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yofi on December 28, 2015 10:34:07 AM
So many things to do in 2016!
Among the other knitting projects that come up, I want to make a sweater for myself.... painting rooms, finishing furniture, building some furniture and overhauling the walk-in freezer that is the pantry....stash busting yarn and getting it to manageable proportions... several smaller quilts and possibly even one for my house.... stash busting fabric, and getting it to manageable proportions....doing more woodwork starting with picture frames and working up to built-ins for the craft room.... polymer clay experiments, and getting *that* stash to manageable proportions...

Special projects
JANUARY-- Paleontology Swap - Junker Jane doll swap
FEBRUARY - Test knit pattern
APRIL - Shrine Swap
JUNE - Fabric Journal Swap
OCTOBER - Slow Cloth/Boro patch swap
                 - Knitted Knockers Knit-a-long

Chutes and Ladders baby blanket... belted double moss fingerless gloves...Amaretti....Blue bobble hat....Fili Convertible Mitts....Chocolate Bundt....Moondust and Rolf....double chocolate cookies....Tasmanian Tiger flag....Trilo-bites....Upholstery sample pouches....Pi daze (no pic)....Almond shortbread selection....wash clothes....   pyramid sachets (no pic)....Taco party (no pic)....Kodama....Toffee chocolate chip cookies....Chibi....Polymer snakes....Gluten free oatmeal raisin cookies....Studio Ghibli shrine....Painting apartment....Scone pudding....Fabric journal pages....Pecan pie/rhubarb crumble/sugar custard pie....Shahada embroidery and framing....Lemon sour cream pound cake....Knitted knockers....Rocking chair....Hearts in Hand Pies.... Bella’s dress....Amaretti and pineapple ta-tas....Knubbelchen....Mittens.... Rust dyed cloth....Autumn hats...summer jam....Re-do dresser.... Pumpkin/banana bread....Slow Cloth/Boro patches....Meringues....Pies....Thanksgiving slaw....Cushy cowls....Winter wood duo....Cookie plates.... Calendars


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Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on December 28, 2015 10:59:27 AM
I want to play!   :D  I'm going to do it like carolmb is though...just add to the list as I get things done.  No stress that way...although if I do have things planned that I wanted to get done in the first place, I'll list them.

CHARITY:
-Make blankets for Project Night Night and complete bags to donate  (crochet blankets using stitches I had pinned on my 'Things I Want To Try' on my Pinterest) (DONE), crochet scarves to donate along with the bags (DONE), maybe crochet hats as well (DONE) (I don't enjoy making hats.).

-Make blankets to donate to nursing homes/Veteran's homes.(DONE)

-Crochet items to donate to my Temple for November's Chinese Auction(DONE)

-Crochet scarves for the Red Scarf Project(DONE)

GIFTS:
-Make purple dotee for DD (DONE)
-Make dotee out of leftover Muppets fabric for Alise's birthday
-Make TM patch items for friends & family (DONE)

SUMMERTIME ACTIVITIES:
-Use ideas from my Pinterest on the 'Things I Want To Try' board to do with DD's.

JANUARY 2016:
*Four crocheted washcloths (swap)
*Crocheted soap saver

*Three crocheted top dishtowels

*Two crocheted scarves for preschool aged children

*Ten crocheted blankets for Project Night Night (I used:  a basketweave stitch, double crochet, larksfoot stitch, linen stitch, carriage robe stitch, modified granny square stitch, star stitch, and one I can't figure out what it is!   ::)  Some of the stitches I used came from Pinterest and I just learned them.)

*Two more crocheted scarves for preschool aged children

*Two more crocheted scarves for preschool aged children

*Three more crocheted scarves for preschool aged children

*Sewn pillow cover for BFF's birthday (I tye dyed the fabric.)

*Two more crocheted scarves for preschool aged children

*Last three scarves for preschool aged children

*My first hat for preschool aged children and my last project for Jan. 2016!

TOTAL ITEMS FOR JANUARY 2016:   32

FEBRUARY 2016:
*Second hat for preschool aged children

*Three more hats for preschool aged children

*Last four hats for preschool aged children

*Blanket for nursing/Veteran's home

*Painted and embellished wooden box (gift for BFF)

*Two blankets for nursing/Veteran's home


*I colored a page from an adult coloring book

*Another blanket for a nursing home

*Another blanket for a nursing home


TOTAL FOR FEBRUARY 2016:  15

MARCH 2016:
*Practice TM patch

*Two more practice TM patches


*Another blanket for the nursing home

*Two ATCs I made for the ATC swap


*Six ATC's I made for myself, family, and friends

-Patches for the Teesha Moore swap





TOTAL ITEMS FOR MARCH 2016:  16

APRIL 2016:
*A batch of mint/chocolate/chocolate chip cookies

*A batch of mint/chocolate/Andies Candies cookies

*Items for a personal swap



*Teesha Moore patches for swap




*Double the chocolate chips cookies

*Painted ceramic mushroom

*Six completed TM patches


*Nine completed TM patches


*Swap items for 'Box of Sunshine' swap










TOTAL FOR APRIL 2016:  41

MAY 2016:
*Double batch of Jello cookies (lime)

*My first ever fabric art journal page

*Second fabric art journal page

*Tallit pouch for DD bat mitzvah

*Flower themed TM patch


TOTAL FOR MAY 2016: 5

JUNE 2016:
*blanket for my Temple's Chinese Auction in November

*bath bombs for "Pinterest Mondays" at our house

*pizzas for dinner with our own homegrown basil



TOTAL FOR JUNE 2016:  3

JULY 2016:


AUGUST 2016:
*Baby blanket to donate to my Temple's Chinese Auction in November

*Blanket to donate to my Temple's Chinese Auction in November

*Crockpot lasagne

*Crockpot stuffed peppers

*Repaired attempt at rainbow cake

*Box for swap

*Harry Potter's owl for swap


TOTAL FOR AUGUST 2016:  7

SEPTEMBER 2016:
*Items for GMT swap













*Blanket to donate to nursing home

*TM patches for me


TOTAL FOR SEPTEMBER 2016: 15

OCTOBER 2016:
*Scarves to donate for Red Scarf Project


*Chicken noodle soup

*Scarf for donating to the 'Red Scarf Project'

*Scarf for donating to the 'Red Scarf Project'

*Scarf for myself

*Fingerless gloves for myself

*Baby blanket for DH's secretary

*ATC made for ATC swap

*Teesha Moore patches for me

*Hat and scarf sets to donate to the church


*Otter TM wall hanging for DH Xmas gift

*Scarf for 'Red Scarf Project'


November 2016:

*Hat and scarf set to donate to church

*TM patches for me


December 2016:

*Scarf for a friend

*Dotee for DD for Xmas

*Leaf bouquet

*TM Patch

*Scarf and hat set to donate to the church

*Scarf and hat set to donate to the church


TOTAL FOR 2016:  149 projects


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Renstar on December 28, 2015 12:08:24 PM
Bookmarking my place. Hopefully I will be back on form next year.

List tbc

1. 2015 wip. Concentric squares baby blanket


2. Baby hat, started yesterday, finished 3/1


3. 2015 wip. Denim quilt. (fin. 09/01)


4. Skirt (fin. 26/02)

5. Denim pouf (fin 01/03)


6. Phoenix wall hanging (fin 11/03)


7. Mitts (fin 22/03)


8, 9, Prayer flags






10. Baby quilt
Finally finished, this has taken me forever. I messed up the binding and had to redo it, it's not perfect but it's done and just in time to visit the baby at the weekend


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: trinalocakary on December 28, 2015 01:42:23 PM
Hoping this next year is better craft and health wise
Going to list things as I make them instead of a to-do/wish list
I am going to list started projects as WIPs to help motivate me


1. (WIP) love quotes journal for Alex and my 5th wedding anniversary  (goal date March 18th *marriage date* or barring that, April 30th which is our anniversary of the wedding and when we intend to have a party)




Here are some of the things on last year's list that never got finished
*Bleach pin and painted shirt for Alex
*Altering half a dozen skirts (-/6)
*Turn old huge dress into cloak or capelet
*T-shirt skirts (-/2)
*Reorganize garage for art storage and work space
*clean, fold and catalog material,
*make at least 2 skirts (-/2)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: kbrison on December 28, 2015 05:22:39 PM
Staking a claim to this spot.
2016 goals:
#1 - Exceed my 2015 total (189 in 2015) - Reached goal 9/26
#2 - Crochet purple hats for "Prevent Shaken Baby" project - First completions 1/11
#3 - Crochet items for patients at local VA hospital and nursing facility
#4 - Make at least one steampunk or historical outfit for each of my great-great nieces' 18" dolls
#5 - Finish at least one quilt - Finished 12/24
#6 - Secret Santa item for Canada Meet-Up - Not finished in time but had a great time anyway Checkerboard cowl - photo #150
#7 - Gifts for Canada Meet-Up  - Finished 6/14
#8 - More items for Difference Makers auction (UTM and Lana) - Finished 2/23
#9 - Crochet something using a stitch that's new to me
#10 - Learn a new papercrafting technique - Accomplished 1/2/2016 - flip cards; 5/10 - wax resist and paper bonding with plastic wrap; 7/31 - fold and tuck pinwheel cards

Monthly totals
January - 33
February - 26
March - 20
April - 41
May - 21
June - 8
July - 21
August - 11
September - 11
October - 20
November - 21
December - 36
Total for the year - 269/190

JANUARY
#1-#3 Flip cards - Finished 1/2 - 100% from stash

#4 Scrawny Tawny Lion fabric book for g-gniece #5 - Finished 1/3 - WIP

#5 - Pink shorts set for 18" doll - Finished 1/4 - 100% from stash
#6 - Turquoise shorts set for 18" doll - Finished 1/4 - 100% from stash

#7 - Blue Willow necklace - Finished 1/4 - 100% from stash

#8 - 6 Sets of green flip-flops for 18" dolls - Finished 1/5  - 100% from stash

#9 - 6 Sets of light blue flip-flops for 18" dolls - Finished 1/6 - 100% from stash

#10-11 - 2 Yellow shorts sets for 18" dolls - Finished 1/6 - 100% from stash

#12 - 5 Sets of yellow flip-flops for 18" dolls - Finished 1/8 - 75% from stash

#13 - 6 Sets of purple flip-flops for 18" dolls - Finished 1/9 - 100% from stash

#14 - Purple Ava Hat for Shaken Baby Prevention project - Finished 1/11 - charity

#15 - Green shorts set for 18" doll - Finished 1/11 - 100% from stash

#16 - 6 Sets of medium blue flip-flops for 18" dolls - Finished 1/11 - 75% from stash

#17 - 2nd purple Ava hat for Shaken Baby Prevention project - also finished 1/11 - charity
#18 - Cream slacks and green top for 18" doll - Finished 1/11 - 100% from stash

#19 - Trip around the World quilt blocks, set 1 - Finished 1/12 - 100% from stash

#20 - Trip Around the World quilt blocks, set 2 - Finished 1/13 - 100% from stash

#21 - Trip Around the World quilt blocks, set 3 - Finished 1/13 - 100% from stash

#22 - 3rd purple Ava hat for Shaken Baby Prevention project - Finished 1/17 - charity

#23 - Thick and Thin purple preemie hat for Baby Project - Finished 1/18 - charity

#24 - Stencils and masks for Onyxnox [IYP] - Finished 1/18 - 100% from stash

#25 - Purple hat #5 (photo #23)- Finished 1/19 - charity
#26-27 - 2 Red shorts sets for 18" dolls - Finished 1/23 - 75% from stash

#28 - Black and white shorts set for 18" doll - Finished 1/26 - 90% from stash
#29 - Red and black pants set for 18" doll - Finished 1/26 - 90% from stash

#30 - Red and white pants set for 18" doll - Finished 1/26 - 100 % from stash
#31 - Pink shorts set for 18" doll - Finished 1/26 - 100% from stash

#32/33 - 2 Red and black shorts sets for 18" dolls - Finished 1/28 - 75% from stash


FEBRUARY

#34 - Teal pants and yellow calico top for 18" dolls - Finished 2/3 - 100% from stash
#35 - Teal pants and top for 18" dolls - Finished 2/4 - 100% from stash

#36 - Set of 4 star coasters - Finished 2/4  - WIP from at least 2012, probably earlier

#37 - 2 Valentine cards - Finished 2/5 - 75% from stash

#38 - Set #2 of star coasters - Finished 2/6 - WIP
#39-41 - Sets #3-5 of star coasters - Finished 2/12 - WIP
 
#42 - Set of Bingo cards for church party - Finished 2/13 - 100% from stash

#43 - Set of scripture hearts for church bulletin board - Finished 2/13 - 100% from stash

#44 - Set of 50 candy cups for church party - Finished 2/13 - 50% from stash

#45 - Paper patchwork: 9-patch embellishments - Finished 2/10 - 100% from stash

#46 - Paper patchwork: Pinwheel - Finished 2/9 - 100% from stash

#47 - Paper patchwork: 8-pointed star - Finished 2/14 - 100% from stash

#48- Red wallet for Difference Makers auction - Finished 2/16 - WIP - charity  

#49-50 - Denim pants with red bandana peasant blouses for 18" dolls - Finished 2/17 - 75% from stash

#51 - 5 sets of orange flip-flops for 18" dolls - Finished 2/17 - 100% from stash

#52 - Purple hat for Shaken Baby Prevention project - Finished 2/22  - charity

#53-56 - Notebooks for Difference Makers auction - Finished 2/23 - charity - 100% from stash

#57 - Tunic and pants for 18" doll - Finished 2/25 - 100% from stash

#58-59 - Denim pants with blue bandana peasant blouses for 18" dolls - Finished 2/26 - 100% from stash


MARCH

#60 - 25 magnets for Onyxnox, IYP28 swap - 100% from stash

#61 - Wolf necklace for Onyxnox, IYP28 swap -Finished 3/3 - 100% from stash

#62 - Wolf/feather bookmark for Onyxnox, IYP28 swap - Finished 3/3 -100% from stash

#63 - Cable hat for Onyxnox, IYP28 swap - Finished 3/2

#64-65 - Fabric baskets for Onyxnox, IYP28 swap -Finished 3/3

#66 - Ink daubers for Onyxnox, IYP28 - Finished in January - 50% from stash

#67 - Set of 2 placemats for Onyxnox, IYP28 - Finished 3/7

#68 - Silk embroidery brooch for Onyxnox, IYP28 - WIP - Finished 3/4

#69 - Silk embroidery brooch - WIP - Finished 3/4

#70 - Butterfly pendant necklace - Finished 3/3 - 100% from stash

#71 - 50 TP scrapbook kits for OHCE workshop - Finished 3/10 - 95% from stash
#72 - Easter egg wreath - Finished 3/11

#73 - Bluebird plant poke - Finished 3/2 - 100% from stash and swap

#74 - Paper medallions - Finished 3/2 - 100% from swap gift

#75-76 - Purple hats for Shaken Baby Prevention project - Finished 3/13 - charity

#77 - Purple hat for Shaken Baby Prevention project - Finished 3/22 - charity

#78 - About 140 paper medallions for class I'm teaching - Finished 3/23
#79 - Paper embellishments for me - Finished 3/25 - 100% from stash


APRIL

#80 - A purple bobble hat for Shaken Baby Prevention project - Finished 4/2 - charity

#81 - More paper medallion embellishments - Finished 4/3

#82 - Even more paper medallions - Finished 4/4

#83 - 5 pair of blue flip-flops for 18" dolls - Finished 4/5

#84 - Yet more paper medallions - Finished 4/6

#85 - Orange fleece coat for 18" doll - Finished 4/8
#86 - Purple fleece coat for 18" doll - Finished 4/11

#87 - 5 pairs of black zebra flip-flops for 18" dolls - Finished 4/12

#88 - 6 pairs of white flip-flops with black bows for 18" dolls - Finished 4/14

#89 - 9 notebooks - Finished 4/23 - 100% from stash

#90 - 3 keyrings - Finished 4/24 - 100% from stash

#91 - 5 floral necklaces for OHCE guests - Finished 4/24 - 50% from stash

#92 - 3 quilt block necklaces - Finished 4/24  - 50% from stash

#93 - Bird bookmark - Finished 4/21 - 100% from stash

#94 - Bee ring - Finished 4/22 - 100% from stash

#95 - Blue dragonfly necklace and earrings - Finished 4/22 - 100% from stash

#96 - Vintage woman with cat necklace - Finished 4/24 - 100% from stash

#97 - Swallow necklace - Finished 4/22 - 100% from stash

#98-100 - Pagoda, meadowlark, and butterfly in Paris necklaces - Finished 4/24 - 75% from stash

#101-103 - 3 Floral necklaces - Finished 4/24 - 75% from stash

#104-108 - Birds, butterfly, and cat necklaces - Finished 4/24 - 75% from stash  

#109-113 - Rhinestone-framed necklaces - Finished 4/25 - 50% from stash

#114-116 - Bronze-framed necklaces - Finished 4/25 - 50% from stash

#117 - 10 cards from Stampin' Up workshop - Finished 4/30

#118 - Paper embellishments using Scotch foam tape technique - Finished 4/30 - 100% from stash
See photo #121
#119 - Thanks to veterans cards - Finished 4/30 - charity - 100% from stash or swap

#120 - Birthday card - Finished 4/30  - 100% from stash


MAY

#121 - Paper quilt embellishments - Finished 5/1 - 100% from stash

#122 - Thanks to veterans cards - Finished 5/2 - charity  - 100% from stash

#123 - Crocheted cable scarf - Finished 5/4 - WIP from a swap
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#124 - Purple crocheted hat for adult - Finished 5/6  - 100% from stash

#125 - Purple crocheted hat w/flower for Shaken Baby Project - Finished 5/8 - charity - 100% from stash

#126 - Get Well card - Finished 5/8 - 100% from stash

#127 - Purple crocheted hat for Shaken Baby Project - Finished 5/10 - charity - 100% from stash

#128 - Wax resist stamping papers - Finished 5/10 - 100% from stash

#129 - Plastic wrap bonded papers - Finished 5/10 - 100% from stash

#130 - More Thanks to veterans cards - Finished 5/4 - charity -  100% from stash

#131 - Stamp ink off background papers - Finished 5/11 - 100% from stash

#132 - Washi tape background papers - Finished 5/12 - 100% from stash

#133 - Hope cards - Finished 5/12 - 100% from stash

#134 - Yet another purple hat for Prevent Shaken Baby project - Finished 5/14 - charity   - 100% from stash

#135 - Floral soaps for OHCE gifts - Finished 5/19 - 100% from stash

#136 - Birthday cards - Finished 5/19 - 100% from stash

#137 - 45 cards from a kit - Finished 5/24

#138 - Gift tags - Finished 5/28 - Scraps from #137

#139 - Various cards - Finished 5/28  - Scraps from #137

#140 - More gift tags - Finished 5/31 - Scraps from #137

#141 - More cards - Finished 5/31 - Scraps from #137


JUNE

#142 - Stepping stones - Finished 6/3

#143 - 9 ATCs for Phoenixfiredesigns - Finished 6/6  - 95% from stash

#144 - 26 magnets - Finished 6/14 - 100% from stash

#145/146 - Purple pants and print tops for 18" dolls - Finished 6/14 - 95% from stash

#147 - Mug rugs for Onyxnox - Finished 6/19 - 100% from scraps

#148/149 - Shibori dyeing - Finished 6/25


JULY

#150 - Checkerboard cowl - Finished 7/1 - 100% from stash

#151/152 - Fabric storybooks - Finished 7/5

#153/154 - Ninnis for a swap with Pottermouth- Finished 7/11 - 100% from stash

#155/156 - 2 Beaded garden whimsy - Finished 7/12
#157-159 - Crocheted dishcloths for Pottermouth - Finished 7/10 - 100% from stash

#160/162 - for RovingAnarchist - Finished 7/13-16 - 100% from stash
#163 - Dishcloth #1 for LBBB - Finished 7/12 - 100% from stash - See photo #166
#164 - Ninny for Chrystan - Finished 7/17 - 100% from stash

#165 - Crocheted dishcloth - Finished 7/17 -  100% from stash

#166 - Dishcloth #2 for LBBB - Finished 7/18

#167/168 - Mug mat and cup cozy for LBBB - Finished 7/29 - 95% from stash

#169 - Reversible apron for LBBB - Finished 7/29 - 50% from stash

#170 - Fold and tuck pinwheel cards and envelopes - Finished 7/31 - 100% from stash


AUGUST

#171 - 22 Herringbone cards - Finished 8/4  - 100% from stash

#172 - Bulky cowl - Finished 8/8 - 100% from stash

#173 - 28 Craftster Trading Cards - Finished 8/14 - 100% from stash

#174 - Sample Xmas tags for class I'm teaching - Finished 8/16 - 100% from stash

#175 - "Why" fabric storybook - Finished 8/10

#176 - "Colors of the Railway" fabric storybook - Finished 8/11

#177 - 3 Stephanie Barnard design cards - Finished 8/22

#178 - 4 penguin pop-up cards - Finished 8/22

#179 - 3 Clear Scraps design acrylic cards - Finished 8/22

#180 - 4 Birthday cards using Mary Pat Siehl card sketch - Finished 8/31 - 100% from stash

#181 - 2 cards using scrapbookandcards.com, SCTWinter15, sketch 8 - Finished 8/31 - 100% from stash


SEPTEMBER
#182/184 - 3 Fabric storybooks - Finished 9/21
 
#185 - Pop-up card and 6 kits for tattooedcrafter - Finished 9/13 - 100% from stash

#186 - 2 Rosette embellishments for tattooedcrafter - Finished 9/13 - 100% from stash

#187 - Cork embellishments for tattooedcrafter - Finished 9/13 - 100% from stash

#188 - Button-style embellishments for tattooedcrafter - Finished 9/13  - 100% from stash

#189 - Fabric storybook for grandbaby - Finished 9/25  

#190/191 - 2 sets of cards - Finished 9/26 - 100% from stash

#192 - Purple hat for Prevent Shaken Baby project - Finished 9/30 - charity


OCTOBER

#193 - Crocheted blanket for grandbaby - Finished 10/3

#194 - Owl basket for grandbaby - Finished 10/11

#195 - Crocheted dishcloth for bazaar - Finished 10/15 - 100% from stash

#196 - Cathedral window Christmas ornament - Finished 10/18 - 100% from stash

#197/198 - Crocheted dishcloths for bazaar - Finished 10/21 & 10/25 - 100% from stash

#199 - 40 ATCs for mini-convention - Finished 10/29 - 100% from stash

#200 - Decorated tin - Finished 10/29

#201 - Gift card holder - Finished 10/29

#202 - Birthday calendar clipboard - Finished 10/29

#203/204 - Christmas cards - Finished 10/29

#205 - Gingerbread boy popcorn box - Finished 10/29

#206/210 - 5 Cathedral Window ornaments for swap - Finished 10/31 - 100% from stash

#211/212 - Crocheted dishcloths for bazaar - Finished 10/31 - 100% from stash


NOVEMBER

#213 - Set of vintage Christmas cards and envelopes (for swap & bazaar) - Finished 11/1 - 100% from stash

#214 - Vintage Christmas gift tags for swap - Finished 11/1 - 100% from stash

#215 - Set of "Let it snow" cards and envelopes for swap and bazaar - Finished 11/1 - 100% from stash

#216 - Set of Santa flip-it cards and envelopes - Finished 11/2 - 100% from stash

#217 - Another crocheted dishcloth for bazaar - Finished 11/5 - 100% from stash

#218 - Yet another dishcloth - Finished 11/8 - 100% from stash

#219 - Holly tags - Finished 11/5 - 100% from stash

#220 - Deer cards, envelopes, and tags - Finished 11/4 - 100% from stash

#221 - Nativity cards and envelopes - Finished 11/4 - 100% from stash

#222 - Mittens cards, envelopes, and tags - Finished 11/5 - 100% from stash

#223 - 6 Flip-It Christmas tree cards - Finished 11/9 - 100% from stash

#224 - Crocheted green & white dishcloth - Finished 11/13

#225 - 40 Fall gift tags - Finished 11/14 - 100% from stash

#226 - 13 Wonky tree gift tags - Finished 11/14  - 100% from stash

#227 - 6 Poinsettia gift tags - Finished 11/16 - 100% from stash

#228 - 37 Snowman Santa gift tags - Finished 11/16 - 100% from stash

#229 - 53 Santa's belly gift tags - Finished 11/17 - 100% from stash

#230 - Orange and white crocheted dishcloth - Finished 11/18

#231 - Blue and white crocheted dishcloth - Finished 11/20

#232 - Surf's Up birthday card - Finished 11/25 - 100% from stash

#233 - Bound 50 Advent devotionals - Finished 11/26 - church


DECEMBER

#234 - Hemmed 20 green tablecloths and table runners - Finished 12/1 - church
#235 - 10 Mini loaves of Carrot-Raisin Bread - Finished 12/9 - church
#236 - 20 Mini loaves of Orange Marmalade Bread - Finished 12/9  - church

#237/238 - Fabric story books: Yo Ho, Yo Ho and The Tale of Jemima Puddleduck - Finished 12/10 - 100% from stash

#239 - Poncho and slacks for 18" doll - Finished 12/11 - 100% from stash

#240 - Poncho and shorts for 18" doll - Finished 12/11  - 100% from stash

#241 - Shorts set for 18" doll - Finished 12/11 - 100% from stash

#242 - 3 Crocheted flower baby headbands - Finished 12/11 - 50% from stash

#243 - Green and cream poncho for 18" doll - Finished 12/11 - 100% from stash
#244 - Blue poncho for 18" doll - Finished 12/11 - 100% from stash

#245 - Peppermint cookies for library open house - Finished 12/12 - charity

#246/247 - Pink poncho and blue poncho for 18" dolls - Finished 12/13 - 100% from stash

#248 - White & multi-color poncho for 18" doll - Finished 12/18 - 100% from stash

#249 - Shortened and hemmed 3 sets of drapes - Finished 12/20
#250 - Christmas cards set - Finished 12/23 - 100% from stash

#251 - Quillow for SIL - Finished 12/24

#252 - Mushroom Bisque - Finished 12/25
#253 - 5 HP potholders for DD#2 - Finished 12/27 - 100% from stash

#254 - 3 Christmas cards - Finished 12/27 - 100% from stash

#255/256 - Fabric story books - Finished 12/27

#257 - Birthday cards - Finished 12/28 - 100% from stash

#258 - More birthday cards - Finished 12/29 - 100% from stash

#259 - Fabric story book "Where are You on the Go?" - Finished 12/29

#260 - 2 Sympathy cards - Finished 12/30 - 100% from stash

#261 - Fabric story book "Froggy Fun" - Finished 12/30

#262 - 5 Yellow panties for 18" dolls - Finished 12/30 - 100% from stash

#263 - 2 Shorts for 18" dolls - Finished 12/30 - 100% from stash

#264/265 - Fabric story books: "Tale of Benjamin Bunny" and "Little Light" - Finished 12/31

#266 - Yellow & orange bib - Finished 12/31 - 100% from stash

#267 - Green patchwork bib - Finished 12/31  - 100% from stash

#268 - Blue Star Wars bib - Finished 12/31  - 50% from stash/100% from scraps

#269 - Tuxedo shirt bib - Finished 12/31  - WIP - 95% from stash



Title: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on December 28, 2015 08:12:05 PM
2016 to do:
WIP:
-Wild Olive Spring stitch along project

Want to Make:

-Make a new hoop each month for the hoopla along
-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
-Needlepunch
-Practice and become more proficient with cross stitching
-Make use of some of the altered art supplies I have been hoarding
-Machine embroidered hoodie for myself
-Machine embroidered dish towels for my niece
-Machine embroidered Christmas dish towels for my neighbor
-Play with watercolors

1. Machine embroidered hoodie
2. Homemade coffee creamer
3. Altered Art Valentine
4. Cabin Hoop
5. 3 set of Note Cards cut from Silhouette
6. 2 Sets of Earrings
7. DotD Wrap Bracelet
8. Machine Embroidered Wedding Hankie
9. Altered art Valentine
10. One Tiny Bird Thing altered tin
11. One Tiny Winter Thing altered tin
12.-17. Harry Potter Swap Stuff
18. Machine Embroidered "Dude your wife keeps checkin me out" Onesie
19. February Hoop for the Hoopla along, Tattoo Love
20. 12 Pots O' Gold
21. Rice Krispie Treats Easter Nests
22. March Hoop for the Hoopla Along, Peter Pan Cross Stitch
23. Lucky Star Hoop for the Needlework Challenge
24. Lemon Loaf
25.-29. Disney Swap Goodies
30. Family Portrait Embroidery, Mother and Daughter
31. Family Portrait Embroidery, Mother and Son
32. Family Portrait Embroidery, Mother and Two Kids
33. Family Portrait Embroidery, Angel Mother and Daugher
34. Chocolate Lava Cake
35. BB-8 Shirt
36. I Love Disney Shirt
37. DotD Pin Cushion
38. Halloween Hoopla
39. Bird Hoop for April Hoopla Along
40. Silhouette cut cards for teachers
41. Hat Box Ghost Shirt
42. Haunted Mansion Pendant
43. 1st Painting from Paint Night
44. Gift Card Holders
45. Cactus Hoopla for May Hoopla Along
46.-47. Shirt and Pendant for Darker side of Disney Swap
48. Party Fowl Hoop
49. Ninja Turtle Ooze
50. Salsa
51.-55. Christmas in July Swap stuffs
56. 3rd Birthday Machine Embroidered Shirt
57. Monster Tissue Cozy
58.-60. Monster Swap Items
61. HTV Disney Shirt for my daughter
62. Instant Pot Chicken
63. Machine Embroidered Shark Shirt
64. Haunted Mansion Bracelet
65. Haunted Mansion Bow
66. Altered Tombstones
67. Haunted Mansion HTV shirt
68. Machine Embroidered Ariel Shirt
69. Foxy Fall Hoopla
70.-75. Disney Swap Stuff
76-77. HTV Disney Shirts
78-80. IYP Swap, 3 hoops
81-88. Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap stuff
89. Voodoo Doll Dress/Costume
90. Chocolate Truffle Brains
91. Halloween Kitty Hoopla
92. Korean Pork Chops
93. Breakfast Biscuits
94. 20 Minute Stir Fry
95. 3 HP Always Ornaments
96. 3 HP sweater ornaments
97.-99. 3 HP House Wreaths
100.-109. Mini 12 Days of Christmas Swap Goodies
110. Cross Stitch Bee Pendant
111. Merry Christmas Sign
112-116. Stocking Swap stuff
117. Santa Hoop



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on December 28, 2015 08:13:11 PM
My 2016 Goals!  :)  Bolded items means they are completed!

Charity
-bunny/blanket for Newborns in Need (done Jan 2016) https://www.pinterest.com/pin/72620612717732507/
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.70
-jewelry for Difference Makers' auction on April 16, 2016
-75 pillows for NIH Children's Inn

Gifts
-baby hat for my boss' daughter (done! Jan 2016) https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.80
-baby hat for FG
-DM buttons for retreat, need to clean up logo first
-Beatles buttons for SCC if I have time
-pocket watch shrine for my sis' Bday in Feb
-baby doll head fish ala betsyyoungquist
-Crafsters Canada meetup goodies

Crafting for myself
-getting something made on my embroidery machine
-hat for Lana (done! Jan 2016) https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5361932#msg5361932
-scarf for Lana (done! Jan 2016) https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5362463;topicseen#msg5362463


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: audio on December 28, 2015 08:13:51 PM
Finished Projects
* Hitchhiker's ATC (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5369104#msg5369104)
* Ultimate Craft Room (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=446308.msg5381345#msg5381345)
* Ransom Note Kit (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5383461#msg5383461)
* 1in x 1.5in Tabs for PS (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=447889.msg5386797#msg5386797)
* Fuzzy Bowl (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=447892.msg5386818#msg5386818)
* 5 Bowl Cozies for texscrapper (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5384835#msg5384835)
* Mugrug and Bowlcozie for holliewood (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5384835#msg5384835)
* Waitress Book for Sis (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5385545#msg5385545)
* Haunted Mansion Earring Display (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5387519#msg5387519)
* Skull Make Up Brush Holder (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=447719.msg5383977#msg5383977)
* Skull Needle Book (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5386333#msg5386333)
* Folding Table Ironing Board (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5386161#msg5386161)
* ATCs (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=447941)
* 2 Fabric Art Journal Pages and Wall Hanging (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=448011.msg5389407#msg5389407)
* Disney Villain Swap for Violayne
* Ceramic Paintbrush Holder (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=448006.msg5389235#msg5389235)
* Felt Badges (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5390894#msg5390894)
* Keep It Weird Notecards (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5387897#msg5387897)
* Bat Goddess Fashion Top (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=448056.msg5390968#msg5390968)
* Alien Head Hoodie (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=448063)

In Progress, WIPs and UFOs
* Ultimate Fandom Tee Shirt Quilt
* Disney Villain Vest
* Hogwarts Castle Display (wip for 3 years)
* Purple Inchie Canvas (wip for nearly 6 years)
* Altered Owl Lamp for sweet baby niece (wip)
* Raccoon Jewelry Box (wip for 3 years)

Project Ideas

* King Sized Skull Quilt
* Anti-Prayer Flags
* Custom Tsum Tsums
   - Sorcerer Mickey
   - Nerd Mickey
* Large Fabric Laundry Bags
* Victoria's Secret PINK-esque Goth Style Sweat Pants
* Studded Bra
* Paper Crafting Travel Case
* Altered Train Case
* "Stay Weird" Sign
* "audity" Sign
* Gelli Print Journal
* Sky Painting Quote
* Paint Dresser
* Altered Rolling Cart
* Headboard
* Mail Sorter
* Curtains for Basement

CRAFTING FOR ME-ALONG (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=418619.msg5386861#msg5386861)
* Bat Fashion Top like This (http://www.hottopic.com/product/rat-baby-grace-bat-girls-tank-top/10558730.html) DONE (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=448056.msg5390968#msg5390968)
* Coffin Purse like This (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/518828819552579584/)
* Removable Collar with Skulls kinda like This (http://www.hottopic.com/product/black-skull-print-collar-skater-dress/10561390.html#q=skull%2Bdress&start=8)
* "Freak" embroidered Cardigan like This (http://www.hottopic.com/product/iron-fist-kind-of-a-freak-embroidered-girls-cardigan/10558709.html#q=freak&start=7). I may also do Weirdo.
* Tye Dyed Skull (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/134615476334852026/) Top combines with the Spider Dying Technique (https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=spider%20tye%20dye&rs=typed&0=spider%7Ctyped&1=tye%7Ctyped&2=dye%7Ctyped).
* Bat Plush Pillows like this (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/305400418459305609/).

FAKE SWAPPING
* TM Patch Swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437513.msg5385971#msg5385971) (Due June 20)
* Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437513.msg5361948#msg5361948) (due Oct 1)
* Topsy Turvy Doll Swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437513.msg5386993#msg5386993) (DONE)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: calliemae on December 28, 2015 08:29:38 PM
Callie's List

1. Learn to crochet
2. Try at least 5 new knit stitches
3. Colour knit stitches
4. Winter wear for church drive
5. Make at least 1 thing for myself every month
6. Make a purse and fill it swap
7. Fill those easter baskets!
8.

January
1-5 knit hats

6-7 beanbags/five stones


February
8-9 shopping totes

10-14 paintings and tea caddy

15 double seed stitch slouchy hat


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on December 28, 2015 10:22:04 PM
ok.  count me in.  lol.  I'll have to look back on my last list and see if there are things listed that I still want to work on.  I already know new things I want to make, so I'll list them now.  I'll also be adding as I go.

1. Legend of Zelda ugly Christmas sweater cross stitch (done! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5364817#msg5364817))
2. a second Sailor Moon ugly Christmas sweater cross stitch (pattern done.  need to check Aida supply)
3. decorative "gumball machine" (done, I'm just not happy enough with it to post it here)
4. Halloween cabinet  (done! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5372770#msg5372770))
5. at least a second ornament wreath
6. Christmas...thingy.  I'm so bad with words!!!  like a shadowbox type of thing
7. initial letter block (check it out! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5359852#msg5359852))
8. La Isla de las Munecas (Island of the Dolls) altered Altoid tin
9. altered toy display
10. decoden something.  I have the silicone and icing tip.  now to actually do it!
11. (FINALLY) paint my fairy door  (done! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5372592#msg5372592))
12. a shadowbox/display inspired by this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWl7xTz9-rU)
13. Teesha Moore inspired 3-ring binder cover
14. repurposed PS1 controller
15. "wind chime" earrings
16. make an Altoids play room like this (http://myfroggyprincess.blogspot.com/2011/09/home-for-squinkies-craft-idea.html)
17. a project involving a wooden manikin (done! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5360154#msg5360154))
18. a cute little crate scene
19. re-purpose what's left of my beloved Mario lounge pants
20. re-purpose a Kingdom Hearts II t-shirt
21. re-purpose what's left of my beloved Kingdom Hearts lounge pants
22. wooden toolbox Christmas decoration
23. plastic canvas Kleenex cover (done! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5372572#msg5372572))
24. Easter decoration (done! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5372572#msg5372572))
25. needle minder
26. The Juniper Tree cross stitch (done! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5365657#msg5365657))
27. Black Lady (Sailor Moon) earrings (done! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5365740#msg5365740))
28. Ziggy Stardust cross stitch (done! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5370424#msg5370424))
29. House of Night needle book book (done! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5372246#msg5372246))
30. Crimson Butterfly canvas (done! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5374174#msg5374174))
31. devil's pitchfork to mermaid's trident (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/156922368245496026/) (idea I found thanks to yardenxanthe's Pinterest)
32. Ariel cross stitch with frame based on above idea (done! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5401985#msg5401985))
33. Red Riding Hood TM patch (done! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5407357#msg5407357))
34. re-purpose a Five Nights at Freddy's t-shirt into a drawstring bag (way cheaper and nicer than the one I found in a store)
3?. - ? various cross stitch projects and things from my Pinterest boards

ha ha!  I was able to go back and cross off 4 things from my old list.  2 things I made earlier this year, 1 I made like a week ago, and the last is a failure.  the shadowbox I was working on ended up being too small for my project.  maybe I can pick it back up when I can afford a larger one.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: vampedangel14 on December 29, 2015 08:05:01 AM
I am definitely in and will mostly make my list as I go. Right now, I have a few things planned.
Planned:
Finish scarf wip
finish cowl wip
finish blanket wip
Hitchhiker scarf/shawl
Knit socks
doll clothes

Completed
1. Felted cat
2. Fingerless Gloves  
3. Woven bowl
4. Woven bowl
5. Doll dress 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: gaudiknight on December 29, 2015 08:30:14 AM
Claiming my spot - I never post much to the thread itself, but I like to use this space to keep a record of what I've made.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: fluffypants on December 29, 2015 02:13:13 PM
Claiming my spot ... just in case I get super crafty!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: rantyhippie on December 29, 2015 05:14:33 PM
I am in! Here is my list (I will add them as they are done, everything on the list is done):

1. Finish Granny Sqare Blanket
2. Graph blanket for ds
3. graph blanket for dss
4. Burp Cloths
5. Pecan Sandies
6. Chicken pot pie on biscuts
7. Purple baby blanket
8. Quilt square hoop
9.Quilt square hoop
10. quilt square hoop
11. Bat Hoopla
12. Ravenpuff owl hoopla
13. Green Arrow Pixie Hood.
14. Stuffed French Toast
15. Sorcerer Mickey Pillow
16. Mermaid Tail Blanket
17. Summer Quilt.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: curiousfae on December 29, 2015 07:27:53 PM
my spot!

Swaps:
ATC
Junker Janes


ongoing:
Holiday album
projct life
teesha moore patches
planner

ideas:
tshirt rug
pinterest stuff

goal for 2016
organize craft room!
make an 'official' ATC display




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: RedheadWithThread on December 29, 2015 09:58:47 PM
Lots to do this year. There will probably be a lot of baby and wedding related things since my baby's due in March and my boyfriend fiance and I are hoping to get married on Halloween.

So far I know I'll be making the following:

Baby booties
Baby blanket (a simple one because I hate looking at the same colors for too long)
Satin roses
2 garters (1 to keep, 1 to toss)
Crocheted hats (hoping to rent a space at an annual street fair)
Crocheted hair elastics
Crocheted holly brooches
Crocheted Christmas ornaments (we don't have ornaments so I want to make some for next year)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on December 29, 2015 11:37:15 PM
Lots to do this year. There will probably be a lot of baby and wedding related things since my baby's due in March and my boyfriend fiance and I are hoping to get married on Halloween.

FreakieGeekie - I knew about the wedding, but I didn't know about the baby. Double congrats!  :)

I'm also due in March. What day are you due?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: RedheadWithThread on December 30, 2015 12:46:56 AM
March 30th :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on December 30, 2015 12:59:59 AM
That's exciting! I'm due with my 3rd on March 6th. I already have a boy and a girl, so I have all the baby stuff I need, but I'm not quite ready to have three kids.  ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: that1girl on December 30, 2015 04:21:46 AM
no list because i never do anything that i plan on doing. lets just make a bunch of maybe's

Monthly totals
January -
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=688593)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=688596)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=688598)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=688600)
5 (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=688601)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=689345)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=689347)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=689349)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=689350)
10. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=689353)
February - (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=689354)
12. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=689356)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=690352)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=690354)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=690355)
16. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=690356)
March - 17. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=691665)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=695059)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=695060)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=695061)
April - (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=695062)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=695063)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=695066)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=695067)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=695069)
26. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=695070)
May - 27. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=696932)
28. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=696933)
29. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=696933)
30. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=696918)
31. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=696919)
32. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=696920)
33. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=696921)
34. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=696924)
35. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=696925)
36. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=696927)

June -
July -
August -
September -
October -
November -
December -
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more- charity projects, blankets, toys, hats, scarfs, gloves
finish or join this years square a month
finish my Christmas cross stitch, start and finish the cross stitch along for this year
make less stuff to sell and more to give
maybe yarn bomb
read more



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: plaidpineapple on December 30, 2015 02:07:20 PM
2016 List:
school:
1. create a school intensive lesson plan


pottery:
1. mug for dad
2. Garden Stakes
3. another gnome house
4. gravy boat
5. something with Sgraffito
6.Sponge holder

sewing:
1. standing marker zipper pouch 1/16 :)
2. Velvet coat
3. Fabric basket liners 2/16
4. covers for daughters desk chair
5. pillowcases (2) 1/16  :)
6. Market bags (3)  1/16 :)
7.Pottery Apron
8. Finish WIP daughters Christmas Quilt done 1/16 :)
9. Flip Chair Cover Done 1/16 :)
10. Body Pillow Cover
11. Flower Quilt
12. sewing machine pincushion 2/16
13. cloth bookmarks 3/16
14. Sleep Masks for Huntsman Cancer Institute 3/16
15. Rice Bags for Huntsman  3/16
16. Chemo Hats for Huntsman 2/16
16. Pear Pincushion  3/16
17. Hanging Dishtowels 2/16
18. "Wicked" mug rug 2/16
19. Rainbow and Waves Mug Rug 2/16
20.  8 pillowcases for Little Singer school donation drive--4 done so far
21. Flap Front Trousers for a Rendezvous and Williamsburg :) 3/16
22. 3 neck pillows for Huntsman  3/16
23. felt hummingbird 3/16



Papercrafts:
1. Replenish my supply of cards
   --Birthday cards -4
    ---general   -4
    --congrats   -3
    --Thank You -3
2. Snap Bookmark done :) 1/16
3. Pacific Coast Scrapbook
4. St. Patrick's Day Wall Art 2/16
5. Harry Potter mini Books 2/16
6. Honeyduke's Sweets 2/16
7. stamped bookmarks  3/16


Misc:
1. New geocache container
2. Hufflepuff sweatshirt
3. Sons SWOTR shirt
4.  Hogwarts Sweats for a friend done 1/16 :)
5. Alcohol Ink Necklace 3/16
6. Denim Dog Toys for shelter 3/16


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on December 30, 2015 05:21:51 PM
I'm excited for 2016!  Hoping to expand some of my creativity, and thrilled to be crafting for our oldest son's wedding in March!!  

January --7
ladybug scarf
mustard scarf
Wizard of Oz pendant
Game of Thrones pendant
"Modern" button necklace
"Vintage" button necklace
purse for Marian

February --4
dress for gozer
purse for Shelly
beachy necklace
peace bookmarks

March --5
Terminus ball cap
Wedding tablecloths
Shenanigans tees
Shadowhunter lipbalm
Toche Station magnet

April --4
cotton candy infinity scarf
Harry Potter pub sign
Last Airbender necklace
Last Airbender travel mug

May --6
Dan TDM t-shirt
Cabinet of curiosities ATC
Queen of Spades ATC
Night Terror ATC
Love Never Dies ATC
WEDDING QUILT!!

June --11
Travel mug
City of Bones mugrug
Fearless t-shirt
double sided Amelia pendant
magnetic Amelia notepad
desert infinity scarf
cotton candy infinity scarf #2
pub sign ATC
Checkers/ chess set
Ohm tee
spoon necklace

July  --9
Cameo pocket letter ATCs
Halloween cowl
Mermaid cowl
Confetti cowl
Baking notepad
Dishwasher magnet
Button bib necklace
Turquoise necklace
Happy House plaque

August --12
Maleficent tee
etched Disney villain glasses
skull earrings
skully loaded charm bracelet
skully infinity scarf
dark fairy notebook
bat magnetic notepad
skull key necklace
galaxy painting
galaxy necklace
small town girl tee
Liquid sunshine mug

September --4
Wise Men canvas
Nebula necklaces
church lady ATCs
Fearless t-shirt

October --6
Teal infinity scarf
Hand & Foot box
Gozer's skully scarf
Nut ATC
Diminutive Abode ATC
Chichen Itza ATC

November --4
Holiday cards
Holiday tags
Book of Kells Hoop
Octopus bag

December
Dragon Tee
Ariel Tee


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: audio on December 30, 2015 07:34:31 PM
Love looking through other people's list because I get so inspired! I saw a few things on other's lists that I had forgot I wanted to do too. There is so much crafting happening this year!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: J_Kieviet on December 30, 2015 11:07:20 PM
I'm in.  Hopefully I can keep better track this year.

1. Hoody for myself
2. Winter duvet cover - DONE
3. 2 t-shirts
4. pajama pants
5. Planner for year
6. Year to date tally for TOPS - DONE
7. Bank book covers for TOPS
8. Frozen bag - DON'T NEED ANYMORE
9. Plate storage tote
10. T-shirt for TOPS.

Bathroom curtains

Shower curtains

Quilt blocks for Jan 1-7


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 31, 2015 06:20:05 AM
I agree Audio...I get so many more ideas looking at everyone's lists and also their Pinterest!  You guys really do inspire me!

Can you believe tomorrow is 2016!!!!!?

Who will be the first to post a project?  I am so excited!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Taramor on December 31, 2015 06:52:48 AM
I would like to join - I kind of fall of the wagon this year, but hope to do better in 2016. But I wont set a fixed goal - just se how much I will be able to do.

1. DNA scarf for my daughter (knitted)

. 17.1.16 38 cm, 5 rapports.  





Finished the 6th of March. 165 cm, 22 rapports.


2. A pair of socks,  for my daugther, too.



3. A curtain for my niece for her konfirmation. 95x65 cm. DMC Blanc 40' nede 1,5.


4. A book for my Best frikendes 60th birthday. I am sure she has allways wanted to be a character in one of the trashy western novels, we Reading, when we were yong.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: ZombieLili on December 31, 2015 07:38:58 AM
I want to try again this year :)

I have many ideas.... looking forward to 2016!

Finished:
1.) January: cherry stone pillow =) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=687591)
2.) January: two drawings (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=687589) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=687590)
3.) January: almond biscuit-nutella chocolates (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=688343)
4.) January: some ATCs (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=688342)
5.) January: Resident Evil Jacket
6.) February: necklace and earings for a costume (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=691914)
7.) March: Origami earings (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=691915)
8.) Quiche
9.) plush bone dog toy (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=693074)
10.) pink plush bunnies (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=693073)

11.) Turtle bag (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=710155)
12.) Ren faire costume (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=710156)
13.) Firefly Kaylee costume
14.) Inktober 31 witches challenge
15.) Paper stars (christmas ornaments)
16.) Christmas cookies and pralines


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 31, 2015 09:03:59 AM
Just remember that this is not a contest. It is just to motivate you and remind you that you are a creative, crafty, artist! Whether you make one thing or a zillion things, you are creating something that was not here before.

Make stuff you love. Learn a new skill. Improve on old skills.

We have all become friends and as such, support each other in our creative goals.

Mainly, have fun! ;D

lol ZombieLili--I am so glad you signed up...I was wondering if I was going to get any "z" people...I want at least one person in each alphabet category, ha ha!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on December 31, 2015 09:11:59 AM
Always, thank you for running such an inspirational craft-a-long!  :)  I wasn't as crafty as I should have been last year.  Hopefully 2016 will be a good year for me craftwise!  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 31, 2015 09:27:24 AM
ha ha I love seeing my avatar and Lana's on the same page...I swear she is my granddaughter...;D.

I get blown away by everyone who has a child or children...and still craft! I think it is great to craft for your children, with your children, and for other people's children.  I hope to do more projects involving children this year as well.

Happy New Year, Craftster family!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: calluna on December 31, 2015 12:17:55 PM
Thanks for getting this going again, alwaysinmyroom! I was trying to craft less in 2014-15 but in the process I've accumulated plenty of "Soon..." projects, and I'll at least work on some of them in 2016. Happy New Year, everyone!

COMPLETED
1. Mixed-media woven ATC
2. Photo mixed-media ATCs
3. Textured alphabet ATCs
4. Rework Potluck handspun skein
5. Fire-starters with sawdust, dryer lint, TP rolls, old candle wax, egg cartons, etc.
6. Conference poster in Canva
7. Taught a workshop on making recycled notebooks for Yosemite Earth Day
8. Yo-dawg birthday cake for J
9. Learn basic bead-weaving
10. Learn basic basket-weaving
11. Several recycled Yosemite notebooks
12. Winter hat
13. Baktus-eque scarf on knitting loom
14. Batman hat

WIPS
  • Finish spinning Potluck roving
  • Princess Ladybug hoop for R
  • Klimt needlepoint
  • Yosemite altered journal
  • Altered books: Edge of the Sea, Into the Unknown, S Africa, Ancient Greece
  • Various scrap journals
  • Panel dress
  • creative process/healing book
  • Teesha Moore ATC binder cover
  • Teesha Moore patch scrapbook covers (or other project for all my patches)
  • "Angel from Montgomery" mixed media book
  • Catalog of SoulCollage cards - like a personal tarot book
  • Various SoulCollage cards
  • "Girly" book
  • needle-felted lizard
  • Abandoned art - distribute prayer flags
  • ATCs: "Throw It All Away", mixed-up memories
  • An ATC for every Doctor Who episode (at least one season, to start  :))
  • Complete 2012-16 journal
  • Yarn basket


TO BEGIN
  • Knit or crochet large item with above-referenced handspun yarn
  • Playmat
  • Knit handspun Yosemite ornament, incorporate natural elements
  • Print out miniature deck of SoulCollage cards
  • Borax bouncy ball
  • Shrink-plastic photo gamepieces
  • Guestbook for S and R's cabin
  • Crochet calorimetries: Hot pink for J, yellow for S, one for me
  • Learn more watercolor techniques
  • One pair of loom-knit socks
  • Christmas and/or birthday gifts (probably food)
  • Wine cork bulletin board
  • tablecloth/slipcover fort
  • Gelatin printing
  • Cauliflower pizza crust
  • Homemade mozzarella
  • Homemade coconut milk
  • Layer cake
  • Flourless chocolate cake
  • flubber, galaxy dough, etc
  • small needle-felted animal
  • Library/archives themed project
  • Use up old photo discards in other projects
  • Make all-natural deodorant
  • Herbal salve, essential oil, syrup, etc.
  • Host a swap near the end of the year
  • notecards
  • Find a crafty way to apply Info Visualization
  • Make things for dogs
  • Attend monthly SoulCollage circle every month I am in town
  • Attend at least one Art for Healing workshop
  • Senior rescue dogs cross-stitch: devise, chart, and create
  • Set of 7 chakra ATCs
  • make something with ocean-blue handspun yarn
  • crochet item with peas-and-carrots handspun yarns
  • XXL Yosemite t-shirt recon
  • "Slow the **** down" hoop for V
  • frowny gift for M


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on December 31, 2015 01:05:53 PM
oh man...we should do an ATC Dr. Who craftalong!  I love that idea, calluna!

I think I am going to add some food items on my list...I really want to make my mom's NY style cheesecake...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: aspenwall on December 31, 2015 01:53:14 PM
I second the Doctor Who ATC craftalong.

I'm in. Here's what I have so far. I know this is the most incomplete craft to do list i've ever made.

1. Disney princess baby quilt pillow for L
2. Oilcloth bag for S
3. Master FBA for S
4. Test silk road bag pattern
5. Tablet case for me
6. Decoupage another light switch cover for J
7. Join the world of ATC
8. New placemat for cat food
9. Placemat for litter box
10. Finish piecing top of that dang old red quilt
11. Old Navy plaid shirt alteration
12. Gather and plan selvage pillow
13. More glittery magnets!

Due  

January
14. Pouch for N

February
15. Grey dress – Ph
16. Black jumpsuit - K
17. Robot cover - JM
18. Doggie Jacket for Howie for JM

Mothers Day
19. Kitchen Aid cover - Pa
20. Black and red floral make-up bag - Mom
21. Unpaper Towels – J

Thanksgiving
22. Thanksgiving hexie runner

Christmas
23. Blue sweater thing – J
24. Christmas tree table runner
25. Faerie fabric wallet for Ph

Challenge! Pinterest inspired...
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/156922368235886799/ (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/156922368235886799/)
26. Plan this pattern in actual xstitch...possibly for J for xmas

27. Gosh darn kitchen curtains...we've lived here for 9 months for cryin out loud.
28. Binder organizer for M
29. Alter sleeves on l\s from Sally ann
30. Maxi skirt from jersey fabric from sally ann
31. Doctor Who lantern/tardis present for J
32. Binder organizer for me
33. more unpaper towels for me


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on December 31, 2015 04:55:15 PM
I agree Audio...I get so many more ideas looking at everyone's lists and also their Pinterest!  You guys really do inspire me!

Can you believe tomorrow is 2016!!!!!?

Who will be the first to post a project?  I am so excited!

I need to find more of my fellow Craftsterers on Pinterest.  I'm not following too many of you.  Pam is the only one I can think of offhand.   :-\

t minus 4 hours, 5 minutes and counting till 2016!  WHERE DID 2015 GO?!  lol

I want to try to be the first.  ;D  it's only because I'll be up all night and I already painted the base for my project (I was SO bored last night and it's killing me not working on anything).

edit: it probably won't be me.  while playing with some bits and bobs, I was struck by an AMAZING idea for the above mentioned project, and it requires making other items.  so it's going to take a while to make this thing.  lol


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Wulf on December 31, 2015 05:14:21 PM
lol ZombieLili--I am so glad you signed up...I was wondering if I was going to get any "z" people...I want at least one person in each alphabet category, ha ha!

Okay, I'll contribute "W", then. This is a very good idea, and thanks for managing it. I signed up for a "50 Projects in 20__" craftalong a few years ago, but it went nowhere. I much prefer the idea of using the craftalong as a kind of check-list of projects to start, to finish or to keep track of. I find I have many WIPs that I simply forget about until I happen to come across them looking for something else. Maybe this will help keep them on the boil.

January

1. December dotee swap Done (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442355.msg5363806)
Boxer shorts for birthday present. Finished but too large and needs modification.
2. Finish hemming scarf Done
Do alterations on Russian coat
3. Moon rubber stamp (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5366353#msg5366353)


February
Dodo Swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442185.0) (February 4)

WIPs
Ritual coat
Sofa slipcover
Carved toilet seat
Spats
Top hat

Ongoing
Bags and craft sale items


Happy New Year, everyone!

Wulf





Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Smeddley on December 31, 2015 07:32:11 PM
Wow, the 2016 list already?!  I need to finish up on my 2015 posts...  but I'll snag a spot here, now...

Smeddley's 2016 craft list...

1. 2016 Goal Book (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5361309#msg5361309)
2. ATC for the Grumbacher swap (on Facebook)
3. Dog tugs out of fleece
4. T-shirt hobo style bag
5. 50 Shades of Merpg ATC book (50 different mediums/techniques)
6. Merph Bookmark
7. New Dog Tug style prototype
8. Mini Items for my Little Visitor (dog tug, knitting needles, crochet hook)
9. Perler Bead Merphs
10-11. Tea Wallets
12-13. Dog Tugs
14. Butterfly Hoop
15. Coffee ATC for Grumbacher swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5378637#msg5378637)
16. Crocheted Bird
17. Crocheted Mushroom
18. Dog Tug for Ray of Hope Dogs
19. Felt Egg
20. D&D Character Peg People
21. Crocheted Ballerina
22-23. Tea Wallets
24. Crochet Jareth
25. Crochet Mouse
26. String of Origami Stars (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5388584#msg5388584)
27. Felt Viking Hoop
28. Crochet Jack Sparrow:
29. Crochet Zill Dragon
30. Tiny Pear
31. Wonky Mug Rugs
32. Purple Hip Scarf
33. Shark Hugs ATC  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5396571#msg5396571)
34. Fox stole
35. Fox Hood
36. Fox Ami
37. Fox Needlebook
38. A Weird Skully Tree Hoop
39. Skull Shawlette
40. Dr Who Scarf (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5404515#msg5404515)
41.-42. Lifebook paintings
43. Bear Peg Person
44. Believe in Joy Needlebook
45.  Exorcist Doll
46. Shopping Bags
47. T-shirt turned bag (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5406633#msg5406633)
48. Quilt squares
49. Zill dragon
50. Evil Dead Needlebook
51. ATCs:
52. Silence of the Lambs "Death's Head Moth" Bracelet
53. Ringu Doll
54. Skull Cup pincushion
55. Dice Bags
56. Fairy Door
57. Dr Who Hat and Mitts
58. Air Show Buttons
59. Night of the Living Dead Hoop
60. Vampire Peg Doll in Coffin
61. Zombie Stitch Markers
62. Silence of the Lambs Necklace
63. The Shining Magnets
64. Art Bookmarks
65. Care Bear Buttons
66. Hellraiser Doll
67. Crochet Chainsaw
68. Blood Drops
69. Knitted Monster
70-76. Dog Toys (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5419836#msg5419836)
77. D&D peg people
78. Dalek Grocery Bag
79. Blue Dragon
80. Pirate Peg People
81. ATCs (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5420003#msg5420003)


From last year:

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 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on January 01, 2016 04:03:12 AM
I guess I am first!  lol

take a gander at my Labyrinth themed initial letter block!  (click the pic to go to the post)

(https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442326.0)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on January 01, 2016 07:36:20 AM
Very cool KK!

I'm starting off my year by dedicating the entire day to working on a blanket/bunny set.  I'm hoping to finish it by midnight tonight.  Anyone want to join me in an all day craftalong today?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on January 01, 2016 08:03:06 AM
Very nice block


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: cheerfulbunny on January 01, 2016 09:56:01 AM
I would like to join this...
Not so sure about the list tho.

Only have 1 for my list at the moment
1. My brothers birthday is on 2nd january so I'm currently making him funky fuzzy slippers (on his request)

I guess I'll have to think about what to make:D
So excited to join you:D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: calliemae on January 01, 2016 11:23:37 AM
I like the block Kraft.

I'm pretty much going to be spending the day knitting up some hats to take to a church fundraiser on Sunday.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: audio on January 01, 2016 12:29:51 PM
Very cool KK!

I'm starting off my year by dedicating the entire day to working on a blanket/bunny set.  I'm hoping to finish it by midnight tonight.  Anyone want to join me in an all day craftalong today?

I wish I could join! I have to work all day but later i,might work on a list of the supplies I need for my travel art case! I got the perfect small suitcase at the thrift store and got a few supplies for it at Michaels yesterday. I'm really excited about my list and can't wait to move so I can really work on it!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on January 01, 2016 12:41:30 PM
thanks everyone!  ;D

now I'm itching to see everyone else's projects start filling up these pages!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 01, 2016 12:46:44 PM
Welcome, cheerfulbunny!  You don't need a list right away...you can add to it as you go.  I think I have everyone's link on post 2, page 1 so you can always find your list.  

Remember we love pictures (big pictures!)...so post your projects and then post them for the others on Craftster to see in their proper categories as well.

Krafty_Karasu has started the ball rolling!  I can tell this is going to be a good year for everyone!  We have members who are going to be having babies this year...members who are getting married!  Members who are going to be grandparents...exciting stuff for all!

UTM--I am crafting today while hubby watches football...mostly trying to finish a few WIPS before going to new projects... ;D

HAPPY NEW YEARS!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on January 01, 2016 12:48:23 PM
I updated my list! I have quite a few things that were carried over from last year, and um actually from my 2014 list....


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: vampedangel14 on January 01, 2016 12:58:16 PM
I just finished my first project  ;D  It is another felted cat from a kit, but this kit provided a mold to make a base with. It certainly helped me a lot since I'm really new at felting. I want to go and get the others now so I can make a bunch. It took me four hours to do (the box said 6-8!). I also did it a bit differently. I just wanted a black kitty since my cat is black too.

(https://flic.kr/p/Cz5x6W)P1010007 (https://flic.kr/p/Cz5x6W) by Heather (https://www.flickr.com/photos/luckyxiii/), on Flickr
(https://flic.kr/p/CGjRSC)P1010008 (https://flic.kr/p/CGjRSC) by Heather (https://www.flickr.com/photos/luckyxiii/), on Flickr


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: calluna on January 01, 2016 01:23:11 PM
So cute!

I'll join in today's crafting! I (think I) finally finished a mixed-media ATC that's been vexing me since 2008! It started as an unsatisfying zentangle, then I turned it into a tiny weaving loom, then attached some beaded crochet as a frame, then wove up some scraps of thread and handspun yarn. All that I did today was finish the weaving, for the record.  :)

Quick photo of poor quality:


Also, regarding Doctor Who ATC-along, I am working on a spreadsheet of episodes with notes to jog memory and ideas of how to turn them into ATCs. Then there's another column for non-ATC craft ideas that come from an episode. When the spreadsheet is more complete I'm happy to share it.
I've found this collection of episode transcripts on an unofficial website helpful; click on "episodes" links in the left-side column: http://www.chakoteya.net/doctorwho/

Now back to art-and-craft...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: texscrapper on January 01, 2016 03:14:01 PM
Ok I'm back for another year! This year I'll try to stick around the whole time!

Here are a few things I'd like to make this year, I'll add to the list as I make other things!

Swaps
Fill A Purse Swap - leather & fabric purse, coin purse, notebook, key chain, and 2 headbands February
OWS - unpaper towels January
OWS - Toddler PJ's February
OWS - Necklace Holder February
OWS - Boot Necklace March
OWS - Follow Your Dreams shirt April
OWS - Bye Felicia Shirt April

For Others
I Spy Quilt
2 boxer shorts January
Earbud cases January
Monogrammed Bath Wrap for SIL February
Hair Towel wrap for SIL February
Pajama sets for a friend's toddler January
Gathering Apron for MIL
2 Scoodies January
embroidered blanket January
2 embroidered pillowcases January
Conference tote bag for volunteer January
Shirt for W March
Shirt for L March
Shirt for G March
Shirt for R March
Shirt/shorts for K March
Cup for T March
Mothers Day Pillow Covers April

For Me
Purse
Lunchbox
Cute Camisole January
A craft fail .... rescued! January
Conference tote bag January
Show Mom Shirt April

For Customers
Monogrammed Umbrellas April
Monogrammed Pillowcases April
Doll & Me Shirts April
Bloomers April
Best Friends Shirt April
Pig Shirt April

40/50 projects done in 2016!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on January 01, 2016 04:18:13 PM
Love the kitty and mixed media piece!

I made my first project of the year. A hoodie for myself!



So happy with how it turned out!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: whatthepuck on January 01, 2016 06:24:11 PM
My 50 Projects

1. Seashell Locket (http://thehappyviolet.blogspot.com/2016/01/seashell-locket.html)
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
31.
32.
33.
34.
35.
36.
37.
28.
29.
40.
41.
42.
43.
44.
45.
46.
47.
48.
49.
50.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: audio on January 01, 2016 06:30:21 PM
vampedangel - I'm a sucker for cat crafts! Love the felted kitty!
calluna - I have some wips sitting around for nearly as long as that! It's always great to finish projects like that!
lindyv - skulls are my favorite, so I'm digging the skull hoodie! I really like the pattern and the hoodie looks great!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 01, 2016 06:50:21 PM
lindy--what a great project using your embroidery machine! 

calluna--I love weaving...your little ATC turned out to be a nice "save"...

vampedangel--felting is something I thought I wanted to do, but I have no 3-D perspective...clay and felt sculptures just escape me...I really think your kitty turned out cute!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on January 01, 2016 06:51:39 PM
Love the kawaii felted kitty, the awesome mixed media ATC, and the fabo skull hoodie!!!.  

Here's what I finished today!  Mr. Bunny born on 1/1/16!  I'm about 3/5 done with the blanket that goes with him.  Hopefully I'll finish that by tomorrow.  We're going to watch Sabrina now so I'll get more knitting in tonight.  :)



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: vampedangel14 on January 01, 2016 06:52:22 PM
Thanks all for the comments :)  Eventually I'm hoping to get better at doing the details smaller. At least this kitty looks cute with big eyes =^.^=


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 01, 2016 06:59:58 PM
You do beautiful crochet work, UTM!  The bunny looks perfect!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 01, 2016 07:40:49 PM
The block is really cool, KK! and I totally LOVE the hoodie! It's so completely you, Lindy! The kitty & bunny are adorable, too.  I finished up a WIP that I'd totally forgotten. Jexxican spin some ladybug yarn for me years ago, and I'd started an infinity scarf with it but then got busy with other Christmas stuff and completely forgot it until yesterday! Now I have a cute scarf to wear!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on January 01, 2016 07:57:18 PM
I would really like to get back to having fun with crafting, so I'm going to put up a list. I went through my pinterest for most of it! Not in any particular order...

1.  Light up reindeer canvas
2.  Mermaid tail blanket for Katelyn
3.  Earbud holder from mint container
4.  Plaid infinity scarf
5.  At least one tshirt revamp
6.  Vintage suitcase revamp
7.  'I am' canvas
8.  Sharpie cup
9.  Christmas Story mini leg lamp for Griffin
10. Baby shadow boxes
11. Sleeping stuffed cats
12. Mood bear (a printable, but still)
13.  Stag stencil tee
14. Book exchange party invitations
15. Cereal dispenser car garbage
16. Car kit bag
17. Christmas Eve boxes
18. Dinosaur bookends
19. Dinosaur cups
20. Dinosaur tray
21. Cat heating pad
22. Famous couples framed piece
23. Skeleton trophies
24. Menu board
25. Bookshelf picture frames
26. I lava you shirt
27. Hoody scarflet
28. Office away board
29. Sewn blanket
30. floufy scarf
31. purse organiser
32. purse for swap
33. journal cover
34. PJ pants for both kids
35. Planner bands/ bookmarks - made 4!
36.  Purse for me



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: that1girl on January 02, 2016 03:47:08 AM
bunny and kitten cuteness, and love the hoodie  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Renstar on January 02, 2016 07:28:35 AM
I finished a 2015 wip yesterday. Probably only about 5 his work in 2016, but it's finally complete.

Baby blanket


Glad it's done, I used a chunky chenille yarn I had in Sarah and it was getting heavy!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: scaramouche on January 02, 2016 10:20:12 AM
MY LIST FOR 2016:


Actually Completed Items:

1. high collared post-apo shirt
2. Leatherburned map
3. burned treasure map
4. burned research file
5. glowing orbs
6. Sewed banner for larp
7. Finished robe for H
8. Leather swashbuckler coat
9. Hooded shirt in black
10. High collared post apo shirt
11. Blue velvet dress-up coat
12. Brown sash
13. Lipscrub
14. Tarot set
15. Soap
16. Peasant shirt
17 Pull up skirt
18. leather belt
19. brown steampunky pants
20. Tarot bag
21. Sea blue tunic
22. leather armor top
23. leather armor kidney belt
24. Black pants
25 medieval-ish dress
26. maledicta flag
27. Goblin flag
28. Cup flag
29. Guild flag
30. Black wool coat
31. Spear banner
31. Leather jerkin
32. Black chemise dress
33. Dicebag number one


**************************************
Project Ideas:
- Love at first stitch Clemence skirt
- Love at first stitch Megan dress
- Oversized shirt https://www.pinterest.com/pin/25192079142250934/
- Black harem pants for R
- Handbound leather notebook
- Costume for M
- Bag for N
- New leather harness for my armor
- Greaves/upper leg plates for my armor
- Costume for K
- new victorian shirt for Salomé
- new coat for Salomé
- Warm coat or Cloak for Lynn
- Warm coat for Lynn
- red leather bracelets



WIPS to finish in 2016:
- Purple lolita style dress (needs closure and bottom hem)
- Shaman headdress

SOMEDAY Projects
- Sheer gown https://www.pinterest.com/pin/25192079143294164/
- Granny hoody https://www.pinterest.com/pin/25192079143196821/



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: whatthepuck on January 02, 2016 11:16:48 AM
I just got back from Myrtle Beach. I made a locket with a few of the shells I collected.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on January 02, 2016 11:36:20 AM
item number 2!!!!!!!!!

here's Slendy!!!



I've become a tad obsessed with Slender Man (http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/The_Slender_Man) ever since I watched YouTuber PewDiePie (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PewDiePie) play...who knows which game.  there are too many Slender Man games that he's played for me to remember which one I saw first.  but I've seen a few of these artist's manikins made up to look like Slendy, so I wanted to make one for myself.  only, he doesn't look all that imposing with that slightly sassy stance.  I think one leg is longer than the other.  :-\  but I'm still happy with him.  and happy to have finally made him.  I think he was on my 2013 list originally...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on January 02, 2016 11:38:49 AM
whatthepuck, that's a really pretty locket!  did you have to paint it or did it come that way?  I've never seen them in anything but metallics myself, but I love the color of yours (looks like turquoise and I'm slightly obsessed with turquoise).

loving all of the other additions to the list too!  let's keep going!  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: gala_apples on January 02, 2016 11:46:17 AM
I know I'll definitely get to 50 by the end of the year, that's only 4 a month, but I'm not sure what all will be on the list yet.

SEWING
1. blue and yellow striped shirt
2. clockwork orange shirt
3. archie sweatpants
4. shorts for dad
5. scrappy fuschia
6. blue sweatpants
7. scrappy teal swirls

8. scrappy butterflies
9. scrappy navy blues
10. velvet pants
11. cosmos shirt
12. pink and purple
13.
14.
15.

PAPERCRAFTING
1. scraps of orange
2. scraps of blue
3. christmas bags
4. birds
5. christmas cards

6. hot air balloons
7. sheryl's cards
8
9
10

JEWELRY
1. chains for geodes
2. doublewide friendship bracelet
3. birds
4.
5
6
7
8
9
10

OTHER
1. for the love of all things holy, frame zombie puzzle!!!
2. stencil cassettes
3. stencil diy
4. shrine
5. patches
6
7
8
9
10


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: stillatthetop on January 02, 2016 11:51:03 AM
I have his girlfriend. Mrs. Slendy. Her pelvis is the same, but she has better man boobs than yours  ;D And she is on a stand, but her feet don't hit the floor. I guess she is the "Roller Derby Queen". And they are made to pose so that you can sketch..but I have not had good luck with learning how to do that. So she sits on the desk just waiting to be discovered.  :o Happy New Year.

~T

I guess I staked my spot here, too. Here is your song for today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbVoo7YLWnI
Bearded Man is shy. That is why he is not with the band.

I will apologize in advance for any added music. I will just update my original post on this page, so stay tuned. But when I come up with new things..music is art. And it allows me inspiration to create. We have belly dancers here  ;D What a fine form of art. And our yoga set. And we have our yarnies, and our felters, and quilters, and painters, and everyone else like me who just wants to try our hand at all of it.

I don't listen to crappy music. If I do, I won't share it on my page. Roommate is heavy metal.  >:( I won't share that. Unless you PM and ask for it. Some of that goes way dark. This page is for upbeat only. 2016 will be a better year. Darn. keyboard is broke and I can't get an exclamation point.

Guess what? I had the camera cord all along  ;D It unplugs from the adapter that charges the darn thing. Why didn't someone clue me into that? Now I just have to learn how to use the darn thing, and not make them go sidewaze. TURN THE CAMERA WHEN YOU TAKE THE PICTURE. Then upload it, right?

Be prepared, because that is one of my projects this year. LEARN TO USE THE CAMERA.  :D
That will help with a lot of things. And bug the pants off of all of you, when I do my photo dumps  ;D

~T
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ6rv2ZC3Kc Modify, and delete on the other page.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlDnevvKud0 Acoustic Pink Floyd. Is there anybody out there. Soft Rock.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on January 02, 2016 11:54:04 AM
Mrs. Slendy?  lol.  awesome.  I did forget to mention that he has magnetic feet.  that also seems to hinder a proper imposing stance.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on January 02, 2016 12:57:31 PM
cute blanket!!  love the shell locket!!  heehee, can't wait to see Mrs. Slendy!

Here's the blanket!  Mr. B and blanket will be going to Difference Makers Newborns in Need Drive.  Hope they'll find a happy home!  :)


Happy New Year all!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on January 02, 2016 01:28:36 PM
Beautiful!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on January 02, 2016 01:37:50 PM
Thank you!  I just realized Mr. B isn't done yet...his nose and mouth are missing.  LOL.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on January 02, 2016 02:50:00 PM
Everyone is already so crafty and we are only two days into the year! I love all the yarny goodies and I adore the shell necklace!!! Great job on Slendy too!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: audio on January 02, 2016 04:22:27 PM
That slenderman is awesome! And the bunny and blanket is very pretty! I was waiting until the end of the month to move but i totaled my car and need to move this tuesday instead so I'm gathering all the supplies I need for my tee shirt quilt and travel art case project so I can have those out while the rest of my stuff is packed away until who knows when. I'll be crafting much sooner than i had originally thought, I'm going to be stuck at home quite a lot the next month or so until i get a new car.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 02, 2016 04:27:38 PM
bunny--I love that scarf...what yarn is that?  It looks very comfy and warm!

The bunny blanket is going to be a special gift for someone...nicely done!

Love the pendant, too...turquoise is also a color I seem to be obsessed with...

I have no idea who Slenderman is, but it is an interesting project...

I have made a few things, but since they are for a swap, I can't post yet...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: CabinArts on January 02, 2016 04:38:13 PM
I will play for the first time!

There are some people I need to make things for and will finalize my lists. I also want to do some major de-stashing and make myself some things. The last time I made myself something was 3 years ago lol!

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December


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Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: greybird on January 02, 2016 04:59:20 PM
I'm staking out my spot here.   :)

I'm switching from doing a list to just posting as I go.    :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on January 02, 2016 05:19:46 PM
I have no idea who Slenderman is, but it is an interesting project...

which is exactly why I linked his name to a Wiki entry about him.  ;)  I figured not everyone would be familiar with him, so I wanted to make it easy for people to look into him if they wanted to.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: texscrapper on January 02, 2016 05:50:34 PM
I did did sewing for my boys today. I made 2 Scoodies and 2 earbud cases. They both need earbuds for school, so I made sure they pouches could hang from their backpacks :)


EarBud cases - Pinteredt tutorial


Sherpa lined Scoodies inspired from a Pinterest pin - part scarf, part hoodie



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: aspenwall on January 02, 2016 05:54:31 PM
tex- i tried those round cases too and mine turned out about like yours. I used christmas fabric and tried to make them look like ornaments.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: goktrose on January 02, 2016 06:33:20 PM
I got super side tracked last year, so I hope this year I can keep up with my posts!

50 Projects of 2016

Want to Make:

- Star Wars Amigurumi
- Teesha Moore Patches
- Backpack
- Blackhawks Skirt
- Blackhawks pj pants
- Pj pants for hubby
- Jersey dress
- Hats for Charity
- Project Bag

Large Projects:
- Afghan
- Garden
- Paint Livingroom
- Organize Craftroom for 1 hr. each week

WIPS:
- Legwarmers for mom
- Hooded Scarf
- Casserole Carrier
- Infinity Scarf

Finished Projects!
1. Goal Book: (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5360260#msg5360260)
2. Happiness Box: (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5360260#msg5360260)
3. Crocheted Headband for coworker’s newborn: (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5360412#msg5360412)
4. Woven Magazine Box: (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5363152#msg5363152)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on January 02, 2016 07:02:04 PM
Love the scoodie...I should make one for my niece...Lana loved hers.

Just finished the baby hat for my boss' granddaughter...my friends at work are making the matching sweater, mitts, and booties.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: whatthepuck on January 02, 2016 07:05:22 PM
whatthepuck, that's a really pretty locket!  did you have to paint it or did it come that way?  I've never seen them in anything but metallics myself, but I love the color of yours (looks like turquoise and I'm slightly obsessed with turquoise).

I bought it turquoise. It was the first time I've seen one that was a color. I thought it would be more beach-y looking.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 02, 2016 08:03:53 PM
I'll have to add a scoodie to my list if it ever gets cold enough here!

I like the greys you used for your boys....

UTM--cute hat!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: kbrison on January 02, 2016 09:12:45 PM
I don't have use for an earbud holder, but I'd have to have one anyway if it had Toothless on it. Very cute but still boyish! Bet your guys love them!

UTM, I really like that your co-workers are each taking a portion of the layette to make as their contribution. Lucky baby!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: goktrose on January 02, 2016 09:59:56 PM
Ah! That Toothless earbud case is ADORABLE! I also love the embroidered hoodie!

My first project of 2016 was to create a Goal Book inspired by (mostly plagiarized from) Smeddley, who created this (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437807.0) amazing Goal Book last year!



You can see the full post with pictures of all the pages and description here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442368.msg5360255#msg5360255)

My second project was my own Happiness Box to fill with happy moments from every day in 2016 so if I'm having a bad day I can look back on all the little sources of happiness I've experienced this year!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 02, 2016 10:16:31 PM
What a positive start to 2016!

I like your tin of happiness...and I agree, Smeddley's goal book was so incredible...and inspiring!  I am going to go look at it again, and maybe get some ideas...

I love your pages...it really breaks things down into manageable size...and, they serve as reminders of what is important to us...nice job!





Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: ZombieLili on January 03, 2016 03:26:08 AM
I love the happyness box :) Such a great idea!

I made another cherry stone pillow....still have like 10 kg of cherry stones left :p

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=687591)

And I drew two pictures. I like how the girl and the turtle turned out =D Sadly my old scanner isn't very good...





I hope my motivation continues :D





Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 03, 2016 07:47:59 AM
You have such a nice style of drawing!  I really like the woman and the turtle.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on January 03, 2016 08:30:17 AM
UTM, I really like that your co-workers are each taking a portion of the layette to make as their contribution. Lucky baby!

Thanks!  It's something that we do for all the babies born at our workplace.  :)  I'm lucky to have very cool friends.  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on January 03, 2016 08:43:16 AM
I love the idea of a happiness box!  I have something like that...I have a 'gratitude journal' and I use a special journal that was made for me by a very talented craftster. :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: CabinArts on January 03, 2016 09:07:09 AM
Zombilili I really like your style of drawing. Those pictures are fantastic!

The Happiness Box is a great idea.


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Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on January 03, 2016 09:16:58 AM
whatthepuck, that's a really pretty locket!  did you have to paint it or did it come that way?  I've never seen them in anything but metallics myself, but I love the color of yours (looks like turquoise and I'm slightly obsessed with turquoise).

I bought it turquoise. It was the first time I've seen one that was a color. I thought it would be more beach-y looking.

lucky lucky!  and it looks really pretty with the shells.  now I have to be on the lookout for colored lockets!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Renstar on January 03, 2016 10:36:25 AM
I was trying to work through my wips, but having frogged one pair of mitts, I decided to start something new.

Baby hat with leftover yarn, pattern on ravelry, called Farewell Chain



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on January 03, 2016 11:19:15 AM
I love the colors!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on January 03, 2016 12:04:11 PM
I just posted a project dump on the 2015 thread, and I've decided that one of my NY resolutions is to be better about posting projects as I go so I don't have to project dumps anymore.  ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 03, 2016 12:49:46 PM
Lovely colors for a baby hat...nice pattern, too...

ActsofCraftiness---I like seeing projects no matter how they are spaced...some people like to do one photo at a time; others like a photo dump...whatever works, I am sure that I can speak for everyone:  WE LOVE PICTURES! ;D

I completed another swap project this weekend, so in a few weeks, I will probably have my own photo dump! ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on January 03, 2016 01:01:12 PM
Great pictures...esp love the turtle!   Cute baby hat too!!  :)

I feel like knitting something again...must be the cold weather that we're finally getting.  LOL.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on January 03, 2016 01:06:41 PM
I was wondering...do items we make for swaps count towards the 50 projects?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: kbrison on January 03, 2016 02:20:54 PM
I was wondering...do items we make for swaps count towards the 50 projects?

That's up to you to decide. I didn't count them the first year I joined; I only made 47 non-swap items. Last year I did count swap items and ended up with 189 projects!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on January 03, 2016 02:39:52 PM
I was wondering...do items we make for swaps count towards the 50 projects?

I count everything. A swap item is still a project you spent time on during the year, right? :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on January 03, 2016 03:57:21 PM
Thanks for the answer!  Now I'm going to get even more specific:  Say I'm in a swap and I crafted one large item and three smalls, do I list that as one project, or four items?

And I'm assuming that swap items would be listed after your partner had received?

"Only 47 items".  Only....No....that's a LOT!

189 items!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o :o :o  Wow!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: goktrose on January 03, 2016 05:29:08 PM
I always keep track of my swap items in my count, otherwise I'd never get to 50!

Renstar I love your hat! Such pretty yarn :)
ZombieLili Your drawings are gorgeous! Love the style

I finished a headband my coworker wanted for bringing her soon-to-be-born newborn home from the hospital in. Had to wing it but I like how it turned out!



(I don't have a baby, so a giant wine glass had to step in for modeling it!)  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 03, 2016 05:43:01 PM
A project is a project to me. Some are huge, some are tiny, so in the end, I think I think it evens out...but, it is up to each person how they want to count it...

I don't count food unless it is something new I am trying or a special project. Plus, most of those are failures anyway if they are inedible! ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: puzzled-penguin on January 03, 2016 06:17:34 PM
I'd like to join in this year :)

January
1. Jurrassic World chain maille bracelet
2. December OPS – Yarn wolf tail
3. January OPS – Good Witch or Bad Witch cross-stitch
4. January Hoopla-A-Long (Home Sweet Home) Mos Eisley Spaceport
5. January OPS – Barren Fields cross-stitch
6. January OPS – Daryl Dixon cross-stitch
7. Sew and stuff knitted clown
8. Sew and stuff knitted pirate
9. Nerd Games Swap - Scooby Doo applique hoops
10. Woodland Creature Swap - Chickadee cross-stitch needlebook

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=687656) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=689138) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=689082) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=688091) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=688875) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=688874) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=688455) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=688454) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=690349) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=689997)
 
February.
11. Woodland Creature Swap - Wind in the Willows hoop
12. First knitting project - Fuchsia square
13. February Hoopla-A-Long (I Love) By Grabthar's Hammer

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=689996) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=689604) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=690346)

March.
14. March Hoopla-A-Long (Mythology) Athena
15. Disney/ Pixar Swap - Elsa Snowflake Headband
16. Disney/ Pixar Swap - Lambert the Cowardly Lion Hoopla
17. Disney/ Pixar Swap - Tinkerbell Play Apron
18. Needlework Challenge (Luck) - Petra Brown pig illustration
19. OTT Unloved Creature Swap - Scarab Beetle Hoopla
20. Canvas Recover
21. Penguin Table Numbers
22. Prayer Flag - Growth
23. Prayer Flag - Dream Big
24. Prayer Flag - Magic

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=692060) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=693822) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=694071) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=693819)   (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=694070) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=694321) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=693265) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=694318) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=694320) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=694319)

April.
25. April Hoopla-A-Long (Birds & Bees) - I Ate All Your Bees
26. 3TMovieT Swap - Zombieland Mugrug
27. 3TMovieT Swap - Jumanji Felt Badge
28. 3TMovieT Swap - Serenity Hoopla

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=694751) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=697622) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=697803) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=698704)

May.
29. Vikings and Friends Swap - Thistle & Tartan Towels
30. Vikings and Friends Swap - RenFaire Hip Pouch
31. Vikings and Friends Swap - Calamity Jane Cross-stitch

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=697399) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=697806) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=697805)

June.
32. Monsters Swap - Manuscript Dragon Hoopla
33. Monsters Swap - Cthulhu Hoopla
34. Monsters Swap - Kasa-Obake Magnet

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=698705) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=698593) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=698706)


Knitting....
Needle felting...

WIP aka Scary Big Projects
Harry Potter sampler pillow
Bear and Raspberry Cross-stitch


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: stillatthetop on January 03, 2016 08:03:42 PM
Count as you like, with my terms. I don't count. I just lurk and join along. I am sure I will make 50. No need to prove it. But this site motivates me to move along, anyway. And yes, I owe a project yet to AIMR. I don't know why I stalled. It is almost together. All the hard parts are done. So look for it this year

I love the large ladies, like the one on the turtle. Those illustrations are really neat. Like fatty pin-up girls. And your shading is awesome, ZombieLili.

And the hoodies look real comfy. I don't wish for one, as I would not wear it. I do hats and a scarf. But maybe having them together might be a better idea. Less to fuss with. I think I will consider that this year. I think I have a fleece blanket looking for a new job  ;D Did you give a pattern link, texscrapper?

~T


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: kbrison on January 03, 2016 09:29:00 PM
Thanks for the answer!  Now I'm going to get even more specific:  Say I'm in a swap and I crafted one large item and three smalls, do I list that as one project, or four items?

And I'm assuming that swap items would be listed after your partner had received?


I would probably list them as 4 separate items unless they were something simple and quick that I make all the time like the tissue holder I made to match your big batik bag. Then I might just count it as part of the bag.

As for posting swap items before they're received, most people don't but I do. If I didn't, it would be too easy to forget what I made when I'm doing several swaps at once. To prevent spoiling the surprise though I just say something on my list like "one large item for LBBB - Finished 01/03/16" and I don't post a photo. Once the swap has finished I go back, change the listing to "large tote bag for LBBB", and post the photo then. I like to know which months are my most productive, which items are WIPs, and how much of my crafting is from my stash. It gives me a feel for how my crafting is going and how much more effort I need to put into finishing WIPs or destashing. Most craftsters aren't that detailed in their lists and that's fine, too. Just handle your list in a way that makes sense to you. After all, we may love seeing and talking about one another's crafts, but ultimately you're doing this for yourself, to be proud of what you've accomplished. Do what makes you happy!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on January 04, 2016 03:37:13 AM
Thanks, kbrison!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on January 04, 2016 04:14:57 AM
Cute headband!  :)

I don't list or post everything I do, but this craftalong definitely motivates me.  I just signed up for a Feb craft fair so I'll be putting down my knitting needles after I make a hat for Lana and will be working on some Vday jewelry pieces instead.  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 04, 2016 06:28:12 AM
kbrison--I do the exact same thing for swap items or surprises!!!  I might not post a pic, but I have to add them to my list or else I will forget! We are so smart, right? ;D

I like printing my list with the tiny pictures at the end of the year.  I usually print out larger pics of any art or things I really liked.  I then put it all in a notebook that I keep under my coffee table...when people ask me what I have been doing all year, I hand them the book! ;D  All of my friends have kids and grandkids...so I look at my projects book as my personal "brag" book! ;D



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: texscrapper on January 04, 2016 06:55:06 AM
I love the headband gotkrose!

Did you give a pattern link, texscrapper?
Here is the link to the tutorial that I skimmed. http://beccascrazyprojects.blogspot.com/p/how-to-make-scoodie.html
I traced one of my twins hoodies to use as a pattern, and then I decided that I knew what I was doing. If I read the tutorial, I may have saved myself 30 minutes of seam ripping on the first one - LOL! I also used Sherpa on the inside instead of a second layer of fleece.

He is my sewing fail from last night - I think that I saved it well enough for my personal use! I wanted to make a reversible hobo bag (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/58546863878853442/) using one of my favorite fabrics that I have been hoarding forever! I wanted something a bit "fancier" than two sides of fabric, so I decided to use a navy marine vinyl on one side. Everything was going swimmingly, until my brain clicked off and stopped working. I decided to press the seams down with my hot iron ..... the vinyl coloring came off and got all over the top handle of the bag. I got frustrated and threw the bag on the floor, mourning the loss of my beloved fabric.

This morning, I decided to shorten the handles and use the tote as an oversized lunch bag - it's a little big for a lunch tote but will come in handy when carting around Tupperware containers .....  anywho.... here's what I ended up with



It's my last day off, so I'm off to knock out a few more projects - hopefully I won't have too many more mistakes!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on January 04, 2016 07:58:25 AM
nice save texscrapper!  it's cute!

always, what a great idea!  i haven't really saved photos of the stuff i've crafted...some of my favs are in my pinterest...i just have too many photos of lana and all the stuff she's up too...i will be crafting a book of memories for her when she's 18!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 04, 2016 09:27:19 AM
Love the fabric on your lunch bag!  And I agree - nice save!

My cousin works for an airline and is facilitating a visit from my craftster bestie next month!  I'm so excited, I'm making her some thank you gifts!  This is her fave color, mustard.  It is more muted in real life than this pic shows...



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: kbrison on January 04, 2016 11:25:14 AM
Bunny, since you have airline connections, you need to consider coming to the Craftster Meet-Up in Ontario this summer! It's going to be stupendous!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 04, 2016 11:31:19 AM
wow texscrapper--what a save--that fabric is just gorgeous!  I have had a few "meltdowns" using vinyl fabric...it is heartbreaking!  But, I think you still got a cute and useful bag!

bunny---love the chunky golden scarf!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 04, 2016 12:35:35 PM
Bunny, since you have airline connections, you need to consider coming to the Craftster Meet-Up in Ontario this summer! It's going to be stupendous!

Ooh, that sounds really fun!  I will have to get my passport in order first...  :P


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: calluna on January 04, 2016 12:45:52 PM
Those are beautiful!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Taramor on January 04, 2016 01:02:54 PM
I would love to have one of those nifty signatures in the bottom of my post, saying "50 projects 2016" with a link to my list. I remember making it last year (with some help), but when I tried doing it this year, I just ended up with a long link-address.  I don't know what I did wrong, and I can't find it under FAQ. Does anyone have a link to a tutorial? (feling stupid  :-[)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on January 04, 2016 01:10:36 PM
I would love to have one of those nifty signatures in the bottom of my post, saying "50 projects 2016" with a link to my list. I remember making it last year (with some help), but when I tried doing it this year, I just ended up with a long link-address.  I don't know what I did wrong, and I can't find it under FAQ. Does anyone have a link to a tutorial? (feling stupid  :-[)

[ url=https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.msg5359711#msg5359711 ]50 projects 2016[/url ]

take out ALL of the spaces.  there's one in front of "url", at the end of the url, and one after "url" at the end.  BAM!  link to your list saying "50 projects 2016".  :)

also, don't feel stupid.  I didn't know how to do this kind of stuff for a very long time.  but thanks to sites like Craftster where I had to learn how to turn a picture into a link and MySpace where I had to learn how to decorate my profile (way back when MySpace was cool), I learned a thing or two about simple coding.  but that is the layout you need to make links like that.  when you're typing up a comment, it'll be the little globe with the piece of paper (second row of buttons, second button in from the left).  just add = after the first "url", paste the url, then type whatever you want ] here [.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 04, 2016 01:15:55 PM
Go to your post and then copy the address at the top, ie. http:// www.craftster.org/blah/number (control+c)

Paste it into your signature, do a bracket [, then url=www. whatever you copied, backward bracket ] 50 projects or whatever words you want, another [ then /url, close bracket ].

I can't type in the url, so I will use xyz to show you what it should look like:

[xyz=https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php? etx. etc]50 Projects 2016 [/xyz]

When you get done, the only thing seen is the blue 50 Projects 2016 or whatever is inbetween the URLs!

Hope that helps!

oops--thanks Krafty!  We must have typed our messages at the same time! ha ha


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: puzzled-penguin on January 04, 2016 04:13:18 PM
Got my very first 2016 project done  :)



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on January 04, 2016 04:43:43 PM
lovely scarf and cool charm bracelet...is there a special meaning behind the motorcyle and dinos?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: puzzled-penguin on January 04, 2016 04:54:53 PM
lovely scarf and cool charm bracelet...is there a special meaning behind the motorcyle and dinos?

Thanks :) I made a similar one to go see Jurrassic World when it came out and this was a rethink to make it more sturdy and wearable. In the movie Chris Pratt's character has a bike and a pack of dinos. Its missing a raptor but I have small wrists and decided 3 was enough.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on January 04, 2016 06:20:24 PM
neat!  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: kbrison on January 04, 2016 07:04:45 PM
Met my first goal (actually #10 on my list) for the year - to learn a new cardmaking technique. These are flip cards. Sorry for the darkness of the photos.

Finished another fabric book for wee great-greatniece #5. Oops! Posted the wrong book the first time. Think I've got it right this time. It should be The Scrawny Tawny Lion.

And two shorts sets for the oldest two great-greats' dolls.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on January 04, 2016 07:07:21 PM
wonderful goodies, esp LOVE the cards!!!  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: kbrison on January 04, 2016 07:16:32 PM
Let me know if you think cards would sell at the DM auction. If so, I'll add some to my next package to DM.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: calliemae on January 04, 2016 08:02:04 PM
Those cards are beautiful


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: CabinArts on January 04, 2016 08:14:23 PM
Kbrison your cards look great!


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Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: aspenwall on January 04, 2016 08:26:16 PM
love the AG doll pjs and the cards. I just made a similar pair of pjs for my niece this last christmas. i ended up purchasing a pattern from pixiefaeriepatterns on etsy.
I finally finished a project today but the colors didn't turn out right so I should probably re-make them.
It doesn't help that this pic is so...yellow! The curtains are a yellow sheet with white moda trim, or whatever you want to call that. I used interfacing on the very top to reinforce the tab top.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: texscrapper on January 05, 2016 06:49:30 AM
bunny - that scarf is AMAZING! I love the yellow color - so happy!
kbrison - your cards are cool - where did you learn that technique from? I need to pull out some stamps and that looks like a fun cutout to try.
aspen - the curtains are cheery!

I was a busy gal yesterday. I managed to get 2 pairs of boxer shorts sewn for the twins, I made myself a camisole, embroidered a plush blankie for my sons "friend", and embroidered 2 pillowcases that I received in a swap. All in all a productive day!

Here a pic of the boxers - I didn't snap pics of the other items! I didn't take time to match the plaids since my boys will only sleep in these - they only took me 15 minutes to make - I was more concerned with speed vs looks on these :)






Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 05, 2016 07:02:50 AM
kbrison--I really admire your cards...they are beautiful and interesting...you have a good eye for embellishments!

texscrapper--you are lucky you can sew for your boys...simple shorts like that cost ridiculous amounts in the store!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: texscrapper on January 05, 2016 07:59:15 AM
texscrapper--you are lucky you can sew for your boys...simple shorts like that cost ridiculous amounts in the store!

Most of the it's cheaper to buy the shorts than to buy the fabric. This time I lucked out and found these plaids for about $1.75 a yd, which is all I need for boxers!
 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 05, 2016 08:24:02 AM
Like you, I also shop Hancocks and wait for the bargains!  I never make clothing out of really expensive fabrics anymore because the styles change so quickly or I get tired of the item...I am not a fan of plaid, so why I have yards and yards of it is beyond me (probably given to me!)...I like the idea of making PJ's or shorts to wear around the house...gotta use of my stash this year!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on January 05, 2016 09:15:10 AM
Let me know if you think cards would sell at the DM auction. If so, I'll add some to my next package to DM.

Thanks Kathy!  I really love them and I know that I would buy them.  :)  Thanks for sharing this project.  I googled and saw how one person made hers.  What are you using for the metal parts that go under the parts you want to cut?

Cute curtain and great boxers!!

Ha!  Keep me away from fabric sales.  I have to work through my stash too!  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on January 05, 2016 10:09:51 AM
I am moving right along with the blankets for Project Night Night.  After I get to 10 blankets done (I'm up to 7.), I'm going to post a photo of them.  I think I might make some scarves to go in the bags as well.  It is SO COLD here today!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on January 05, 2016 10:55:57 AM
Very cool LandB!  I looked up your charity. Sounds awesome! :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: gala_apples on January 05, 2016 02:34:07 PM
Halfway done a new pair of sweatpants. It's supposed to be -33 (-27f) by the end of the week, and I only have one pair of sweats right now.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: kbrison on January 05, 2016 08:18:20 PM
Let me know if you think cards would sell at the DM auction. If so, I'll add some to my next package to DM.

Thanks Kathy!  I really love them and I know that I would buy them.  :)  Thanks for sharing this project.  I googled and saw how one person made hers.  What are you using for the metal parts that go under the parts you want to cut?


To make the cards I used a set of Sizzix thin dies designed by Stephanie Barnard called Flip-Its. She has several shape sets available, but these are the oval cut. Any papercutting system will work with this set. Some of Stephanie's dies are the Bigz style and may not work (too thick) in a CuttleBug, so pay attention to the style die you're buying versus the brand of cutter you use. A Big Shot should cut any of the Sizzix dies.

I was watching one of Stephanie's videos last night and picked up a neat trick to add a flip page to the card that will allow you to add more words or embellishments. That's my next card project.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: audio on January 05, 2016 10:34:24 PM
I was planning on starting to sort my tee shirts for my tee shirt quilt project but I left them all at home by the front door. I have no car and working/staying in another city an hour away so I was planning on having that project to pass the time ugh. oh well i guess that means I'll just have to do some major car research. Hopefully I have a chance this weekend to run back home and grab everything!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on January 06, 2016 05:48:54 AM
Let me know if you think cards would sell at the DM auction. If so, I'll add some to my next package to DM.

Thanks Kathy!  I really love them and I know that I would buy them.  :)  Thanks for sharing this project.  I googled and saw how one person made hers.  What are you using for the metal parts that go under the parts you want to cut?


To make the cards I used a set of Sizzix thin dies designed by Stephanie Barnard called Flip-Its. She has several shape sets available, but these are the oval cut. Any papercutting system will work with this set. Some of Stephanie's dies are the Bigz style and may not work (too thick) in a CuttleBug, so pay attention to the style die you're buying versus the brand of cutter you use. A Big Shot should cut any of the Sizzix dies.

I was watching one of Stephanie's videos last night and picked up a neat trick to add a flip page to the card that will allow you to add more words or embellishments. That's my next card project.

How cool K!  Thanks so much for sharing!!!  Now I have something to add to my wishlist!  I don't think it's too early to start hinting about what I'd love for Valentines/Mother's Day, right? :)

can't wait to see your sweatpants Gala!

ack, what a bummer Audio. 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on January 06, 2016 07:10:05 AM
You guys have have been busy! I'm sick so no crafting for me!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: fluffypants on January 06, 2016 07:52:50 AM
Everyone has been so productive already! A few things I enjoyed off the top of my head:

Jurassic World bracelet (clever! I have a friend who would love this!)
Squid-print tote
Baby headband on a giant wine glass :)

and everything else has been fantastic too! So many talented crafters.

I've been working away on a few items, but am now stuck waiting for new supplies to come in the mail so I can finish everything. Wish I would have thought to order them last month – now I'm just getting anxious! ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Taramor on January 06, 2016 11:59:49 AM
Thank you so much Krafty Karasu and Alwaysinmyroom! (Points to my lovely signature!)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Taramor on January 06, 2016 12:09:05 PM
I like your yellow curtain, Aspen. It makes me think of sunshine - and we could use some sun here in the dark time of the year  :).
And great shorts, Textscrapper - I like plaids, and the colours are so happy.
The cards are beautiful - it is a craft I know nothing about, but it is lovely.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bushbaby on January 07, 2016 01:00:03 AM
Count me in again :) Although I did manage to make more than 50 last year it was mainly in the 1st part of the year and the last 6-8 months I have really been struggeling to feel creative or inspired so I'm hoping this will help me get my spark back.

Goals:
- go through WIP basket and see what I really want to finish & clear/donate the rest
- Organise the understairs cupboard to make more storage space
- Work from stash before buying anything new

WIPS/IDEAS/TO BE COMPLETED:

KNIT
2nd Ladies Glove, WW2 pattern - one already finished


CROCHET
New - Attic24 'Coast' Blanket – ½ done
New - Attic24 'Cottage' Blanket
New - 'Wentworth' the Aardvark - started 3/2/15- needs re-started as wrong size hook used.

BEADS
?? ideas for 2017 Gartmore teaching??
New - Mums Jasper pendant
WIP - Beaded grooms outfit & my bouquet - 6yrs old
new - Mums goldstone necklace.

SEW
FIX - Fix my new bag so I can use it (new design proved t have a weak bottom seam) - me
WIP - New - Pop Deco SK size quilt - for me  - quilt top finished 17/2/13  now just have to hand quilt it  
WIP - Sunflower bookmark  - Mum
WIP - (12 yrs old) Family Crest Hoopla
WIP - (12 yrs old) Blue flower embroidered tablecloth
WIP - Purple scrappy quilt

OTHER
NEW- mini art for the heart shaped multi frame for DH & I.
WIP - Orkney holiday curio box & embroidered cover


SWAPS / FAKE Craftalong SWAPS

Jan - Fake IPY Swap - Knitted Celtic Shawl - due by 31/01/16 - finished 16/01/16
Feb -
Mar -
Apr -
May
Jun -
Jul -
Aug -  
Sept -
Oct -
Nov -
Dec -

FINISHED:



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on January 07, 2016 01:05:51 AM
Thank you so much Krafty Karasu and Alwaysinmyroom! (Points to my lovely signature!)

looking good!  and you're welcome!


Title: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on January 07, 2016 03:21:54 PM
Kbrison I have been meaning to ask what kind of glue/adhesive do you use on the paper elements of your cards?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yofi on January 07, 2016 05:13:04 PM
Wow!  Looks like people are hitting the ground running!

I've finished my first project of 2016, altho' I started it last fall.  (Luckily the baby isn't due until next week!) 


The pattern is called "Chutes and Ladders", and I modified it a little, reversing one of the cable panels so they mirror each other.  Deceptively easy pattern, easily memorized, but not so boring you fall asleep.



I'm pairing it with another blanket I knit some time again, which I just realized I called "Duck Duck Goose" after another kids game!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Smeddley on January 07, 2016 05:15:50 PM
Project one of 2016 done, which is just basically my giant reminder of all the things I need/want to get done this year.  It's the Mammoth Book of Goals, 2016 Edition with included unfinished 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012 goals!



(More info on it here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442431.0))


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on January 08, 2016 05:24:24 AM
aw, those blankets look so cuddly!!

love the book of goals!  great idea!!! :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 08, 2016 06:04:07 AM
Shameless plug for all of you with lovely writing and mad skills, such as stenciling, card-making, etc.  Not your typical swap, so I thought some of you would be interested!

Typography Swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442415.msg5361142#msg5361142)

love those two blankets...especially the Chutes and Ladders...it looks very complicated despite you assurance that it is not!

Smeddley, I look forward to your big ass goal books each year...you are such an accomplished person...the cover this year is so fun!  I just know 2016 is going to be wonderful for you!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: rantyhippie on January 08, 2016 10:52:49 AM
Well, I just added about a zillion things to my "to do" list this year because I just found out I am pregnant again!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on January 08, 2016 10:59:27 AM
Yay!  Congrats Ranty!!!  :)


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 08, 2016 12:10:28 PM
oh my gosh--how exciting!!!!  I think we have quite a few new babies to look forward to in 2016!!!!  Congrats!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on January 08, 2016 12:27:18 PM
Congrats, rantyhippie!

I wanted to make a bunch of stuff for baby #3 since most of her things will be hand-me-downs, but now I'm just under two months away from my due date and I haven't made a single thing for her. Oops!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: kbrison on January 08, 2016 02:15:46 PM
Kbrison I have been meaning to ask what kind of glue/adhesive do you use on the paper elements of your cards?

I use a large variety of adhesives depending upon the situation. Will try to get some specifics with photos posted soon.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: calliemae on January 08, 2016 06:33:27 PM
I love those blankets yofi


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: calliemae on January 08, 2016 06:42:57 PM
I've been knitting pretty hard for my church winter wear drive. Lots of hats and just in time too as winter seems to have finally hit!



Also have one set of the five stones game pieces which I've had pinned for ages now and a set of beanbags which is made using the same pattern but I doubled the size.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: audio on January 08, 2016 09:26:56 PM
My mom took pity on me a brought me all my tee shirts! I know I have some more in the dirty laundry and a couple coming in the mail soon so I think this blanket is going to get pretty big, especially since I'm going to add strips between each tee and around the whole thing. I couldn't wait to lay them all out! I'm so excited. (Also getting my rental tomorrow so I can run home and get a bunch more craft supplies!!!)



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Post by: underthemountain on January 09, 2016 05:14:54 AM
pretty hats!!!  yes, winter is finally coming!!!  i'm working on a hat for Lana atm...hopefully it will be done soon.

cool tees, can't wait to see the final quilt.  isn't sewing tee shirt material hard to do?  any tips?


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Post by: audio on January 09, 2016 05:49:48 AM
Underthemountain I'm going to iron on interfacing to each tee shirt so it acts more like regular quilting fabric.

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Post by: fluffypants on January 09, 2016 08:06:43 AM
Underthemountain I'm going to iron on interfacing to each tee shirt so it acts more like regular quilting fabric.

I made a t-shirt quilt with my mom a few years ago and even just backing each square with a square of lightweight fabric (I think we used old bedsheets) worked great! Love my t-shirt quilts; they're some of the warmest blankets I own. :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Renstar on January 09, 2016 09:01:35 AM
Finally finished my denim quilt. It's far from perfect but taught me some lessons along the way.
It will be heading off to it's new home next week so I hope my friend will like it.



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Post by: Taramor on January 09, 2016 11:49:24 AM
It is a great quilt - your friend is lucky!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: audio on January 09, 2016 12:31:14 PM
Underthemountain I'm going to iron on interfacing to each tee shirt so it acts more like regular quilting fabric.

I made a t-shirt quilt with my mom a few years ago and even just backing each square with a square of lightweight fabric (I think we used old bedsheets) worked great! Love my t-shirt quilts; they're some of the warmest blankets I own. :)

how did you back them with the fabric? did you just sew them together? That might make it much easier without having to iron all the interfacing. Cheaper too as i wouldn't have to buy more interfacing. and it would make it a better destash since i could use all my ugly fabric i have laying around to back them.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: aspenwall on January 09, 2016 12:41:36 PM
audio - I want to try a t-shirt quilt and was thinking he same thing about the interfacing but I guess it does make more sense just to destash some stuff I don't care about.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yoopidou on January 09, 2016 02:11:02 PM
Yoopidou's list for 2016

Right now, I want to work on:
tops or blouses
pottery paint it

Projects done: 55

September
55. transplanting in ground: turmeric and sweet potatoes


54. roll down shade


53. retractable drop arm awnings


52. Japanese honey bread


August
51. blue-green tank top

50. gingham blue top

49. colorful top

48. sweet potato  growing from one that decided to grow by itself

47. turmeric growing

46. fabric card


June
45. paint it pottery: turtle tiny bowl

44. paint it pottery: cats tiny bowl

43. 8 etched wine glasses

42. apricot jam - 2 batches

41. pavers installed for smooth ground under table

40. the papaya "hedge"

39. planted aloe plants

38. new raised bed for tomatoes and herbs

37. repaired and modified terraces for coffee and vegetable plants


May
36. Ti lei


35. coconut balls lei


34. 26 candy leis


33. fluffy ribbon lei


32. mesclun


31. new tomato plants from seeds


30. pineapple patch from pineapple tops, suckers and splits


29. lilikoi from seeds. No fruits yet.

28. papaya tree growing from seeds


27. banana harvest


26. double braided lei


25. single braided leis


24. many stars lei


23. big stars lei


22. gummy crawlers leis


21. red vine leis



April
20. School colors Swiss roll


19. tons of madeleines for school


18. tons of financiers for school


17. tons of crepes for school



March
16. many cascarones

15. lots of variations on my new recipe of breakfast crumbs, some great, some fantastic and some better forgotten!

February
14. hand drawn folded ultra long  birthday card for my dad's birthday
13. homemade birthday card to send by internet
12. created new recipe: breakfast crumbs
11. homemade bacon
10. gardening/kitchen: stevia drying

9. gardening: stevia planting

8. cooking:  guava jam


January
7. cooking: strawberry-guava jam

6. cooking: invent a recipe:
plumeria potatoes

5. cooking: rillettes

4. photography- card:

3. clothing up cycling: tiger winter jacket

2. clothing: neck warmer and tiger fur

1. clothing: tiger hat



Ideas and inspiration for 2016 crafting:
Art Aim to create/work/have fun with art every week
watercolor
cards : one a month
photography
drawing help

Garden
grow many herbs
start again tomatoes, eggplant...
fix and repaint blue slide
table for lanai
bread and pizza oven ?

House
apron
pillow cases
bunting
studio corner--in progress
south windows awnings
store for lanai
pottery painting

Cooking
invent delicious recipes with low starches
find a way to make tasty homemade sausages

Business
new curtains
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
wood turning
wood whittling

Metal craft
Hobo nickel

Just for fun
not so tiny tiny-house to finish


For me

stars necklace---WIP
mug rug



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: greybird on January 09, 2016 04:45:29 PM
Underthemountain I'm going to iron on interfacing to each tee shirt so it acts more like regular quilting fabric.

I made a t-shirt quilt with my mom a few years ago and even just backing each square with a square of lightweight fabric (I think we used old bedsheets) worked great! Love my t-shirt quilts; they're some of the warmest blankets I own. :)

how did you back them with the fabric? did you just sew them together? That might make it much easier without having to iron all the interfacing. Cheaper too as i wouldn't have to buy more interfacing. and it would make it a better destash since i could use all my ugly fabric i have laying around to back them.


I'm looking forward to seeing the completed t-shirt blanket.   :)

I've never made a blanket like that, but I wonder if you cut the backing fabric squares out to the proper size for each t-shirt square that you could then use basting stitches to hold the t-shirt square to its backing square.  Then sew the basted squares together and lastly remove the basting stitches.  




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: J_Kieviet on January 09, 2016 07:44:04 PM
I helped a customer this past week that had used waist band stabilizer on just the edges of the cut t-shirts, she said the only part that really needs stabilizing is the edges that you'll sew, if they're stable it's easier to sew she said.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: fluffypants on January 09, 2016 11:04:55 PM
how did you back them with the fabric? did you just sew them together? That might make it much easier without having to iron all the interfacing. Cheaper too as i wouldn't have to buy more interfacing. and it would make it a better destash since i could use all my ugly fabric i have laying around to back them.

If I remember correctly, we cut the squares of fabric to the same size as the t-shirt squares (10" or something like that) and then just pinned them together in the corners. Then as we sewed the strips in between the rows we removed the pins. The quilt was basically made more like a duvet cover, which we then slid an old comforter into, sewed shut, and sewed pieces of yarn through between the t-shirt squares and knotted.

I can't find a picture of the king sized one we made which had the knots showing on the front, but this is the queen sized one we made (knots are on the back): http://estranged-illusions.deviantart.com/art/t-shirt-quilt-84424032 (http://estranged-illusions.deviantart.com/art/t-shirt-quilt-84424032)

I've got enough t-shirts to do another, but I'm debating if I really need one more! ;D Maybe some coordinating pillows instead...


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Post by: audio on January 10, 2016 12:18:09 AM
Fluffypants- awesome thanks for the info. I think I'm definitly going to do it that way instead! And im most likely going to do the yarn ties instead of machine or hand quilting. You're quilt looks very nice!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on January 10, 2016 05:59:25 AM
beautiful quilt...love Capt. Kirk!  :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on January 10, 2016 06:55:50 AM
Kbrison I have been meaning to ask what kind of glue/adhesive do you use on the paper elements of your cards?

I use a large variety of adhesives depending upon the situation. Will try to get some specifics with photos posted soon.

Thanks!
Congrats on all the new babies!!

I love all the quilts!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Taramor on January 10, 2016 07:32:16 AM
It Will tanke me a very long time to finish this scarf, so I wanted to show you my progress so far.
The pattern is a DNA double helix, which my daugther liked very much. But i'm not that experienced a knitter, so it is hard work   :)



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 10, 2016 09:00:28 AM
Lovely t-shirt quilt!  It is so nice that we are able to share not only our projects, but also our experience and tips.

Taramor--I have had that scarf on my bucket list forever...I applaud your tackling it...it is a tough pattern...perhaps if I started mine it would be done by next winter! ;D

Love the color you picked!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on January 10, 2016 10:37:47 AM
Wow, that is my dream scarf!  It's been on my Pinterest forever too.  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 10, 2016 05:38:47 PM
I made these as raffle prizes for the Winter Nerd Games.  They are totally from my stash (yep, I've had the lockets languishing for a while). I made the teeny books and the dagger.

Wizard of Oz


Game of Thrones


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on January 10, 2016 06:59:34 PM
Cute pendants!!  Really love the tiny dagger!

Finished Lana's crazy hat.  I bought this yarn to make her a drop stitch scarf, but Lana had other ideas.  I'm working on the matching scarf for it atm. It too will have big crazy pom poms on it.  LOL.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: kbrison on January 10, 2016 08:09:12 PM
Cute girl + cute hat = winning combination!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on January 11, 2016 01:57:18 AM
bunny:  I.  need.  that.  Oz locket!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  so loving it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm still alive.  I've just been working a LOT (it's technically only part time, but it's 10 days in a row (I have to go to the dentist on my day off.  lucky me) and it's draining work) and working on my current cross stitch project.  it's turning out quite nicely too.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on January 11, 2016 04:13:24 AM
Heehee, thank you K!  :)

Hang in there KK! 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on January 11, 2016 08:24:34 AM
I adore those lockets!!! An Outlander one would be very nice or Harry Potter... I guess I should figure out how to make mini books then I could put my own together!!!

That hat is so fun!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yofi on January 11, 2016 12:31:59 PM
What a great hat!  I'm sure the scarf will be excellent.  Pompoms make things funner...
I love the lockets, too.  How big are they?

Great job on the scarf Taramor!  That pattern was my first experience with cables, with charts, with that level of complexity.  You feel soooo accomplished when you finish, and I love the cushy ribbed part at the neck.

A quick pair of fingerless gloves made with recylced wool.  I love the little buttons and the subtle reminder which hand is which...

2. Belted double mosss gloves


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: MissingWillow on January 11, 2016 01:38:21 PM
I admire you yarnie types!  Thank goodness for Craftster where I can ask friends to make me stuff I don't know how to do.   :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bethntim on January 11, 2016 08:27:14 PM
I'd LOVE to join!
up first, the In Love With Color afghan, it's been on my pinterest forever and now I finally feel motivated to complete it
http://thecrochetcrowd.com/color-afghan/
other projects this quarter will include
2.  Video game inspired hats
3.  The Hand Strap Clutch
http://blog.spoonflower.com/2015/11/the-hand-strap-clutch-sewing-pattern-tutorial.html
edited to add:
4.  I want to finish a Jersey Flowers quilt I started umpteen years ago


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: RedheadWithThread on January 11, 2016 10:44:03 PM
I've made two things so far this year and am working on a third project!

For my boyfriend's best friend, a hat in LSU's colors:

I'll probably make a few more hats to go along in a post with this before giving it a thread. I'd feel silly putting one hat in its own thread :P
Yarns used:
Caron Pound of Yarn in Deep Purple
Red Heart Super Saver in Gold

A car seat blanket for my little sprog-to-be:

It measures 24"x30", which is just a bit bigger than the measurements I found for a car seat blanket but that's okay with me :) The next blanket I'll be making will be a crib blanket for when he's older. I'll probably start on it soon and work on it throughout the year :)
Yarn used:
Loops and Threads Charisma Baby in Toy Train


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on January 12, 2016 08:57:13 AM
I love the colors you used for that blanket!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 12, 2016 09:54:24 AM
Those mitts look so cozy...and I see someone else is eyeing them up... ;D.  Hmmmm?

Welcome, bethntim!  I am so glad to see you!  You know I love your yarnie goodies!!!

Freakie--My BIL went to LSU so I also love those colors!  Nice!  awww---how great that you are making bambino things!  Baby Freakie will be nice and cozy!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yoopidou on January 12, 2016 11:17:33 AM
Taramor, your scarf has a lovely pattern. 3D cables are beautiful.

I love the locket necklaces. The tiny miniatures inside an opening locket are a winning combination.

Cute hat, Alwaysinmy room. I like how it covers the ears very deep and so keeps them comfy and toasty.

Yofi, these mittens look soft and warm. Great choice of color, it will go with all the other colors and it will take time to get them dirty.

It's great you already started on your baby yarn goodies, FreakieGeekie. The hat looks good too.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: calliemae on January 12, 2016 02:34:22 PM
That carseat blanket is gorgeous.  I love the colors


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 12, 2016 04:08:22 PM
lol yoopidou....I know Lana looks like my granddaughter, but she is not....underthemountain made that scrumptious hat with the earflaps! ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yoopidou on January 12, 2016 04:28:48 PM
But of course! What was I thinking?
I'm sorry for the mistake. I did recognize Lana though, with her big smile and her friendly face.
I feel like I'm still on mainland time and it clearly mushes my mind. Or maybe it's eating all the chocolates and cookies everybody gave us for the Holidays? Let's blame the sugary goodies...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on January 12, 2016 04:38:02 PM
love all the knitted goodies.  :)  

Mmm, sugar!  What? Always you are too young to be her grandma, you are Lana's auntie!..as are all of you other Craftsters!  :)
finished Lana's scarf



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: calliemae on January 12, 2016 04:40:07 PM
I love the hat and scarf set. Such gorgeous yarn. And your daughter is beautiful.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Wile E Songdog on January 13, 2016 01:28:42 AM
I'm going to try again and keep better track. No list yet.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 13, 2016 05:55:30 AM
lol yoopidou!  I am teasing you...there are so many projects...but, yeah, let's blame a sugar high!

The scarf and hat set is very cute! Pom poms really are so fun!  Auntie Linda likes!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: texscrapper on January 13, 2016 06:19:21 AM
What amazing yarnie projects! I'm always in awe of you guys. I tried crocheting a few times but I always end up with a pile of knots!

FreakieGeeky - I especially love that LSU hat - DH and I graduated from LSU and a piece of my heart will always be there!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on January 13, 2016 06:28:00 AM
Aw, thanks calliemae! 

it's hard not to smile when you see pom poms...lol.

I just splurged on some Noro and just started working on a drop stitch scarf.  I was thinking of keeping it for myself, but I may gift it to my mom.  She has to walk many blocks to get to my sis' place to take care of her grandkids and winter seems to finally have arrived!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yoopidou on January 13, 2016 10:28:16 AM
Noro yarn? Owwww, a bit envious... I can't wait to see your finished scarf.
I agree, the big pompoms make it fun.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yoopidou on January 13, 2016 12:28:42 PM
A couple years ago, I bought a ski jacket at the end of the season. It was for men and size 3X and I'm a woman size medium but it was dirt cheap! So cheap I couldn't pay more than 10 times more for a women jacket my size. It was really too big so I improved it. I used old ski pants to lengthen the sleeves. Since it was orange and black, I turned it into a Tiger jacket. I also sprayed waterproofing on it.


I also made a hat with remnants of fleece from my daughter's teenage fleece creative period and a neck warmer from a piece of white fur that never turned into the owl it was supposed to become.

And that's the result:
with the hat only

and with the hood


The jacket is still too wide but I can put lots of stuff in the pockets. I might improve that for next year.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 13, 2016 12:50:01 PM
Dang!  The tiger jacket rocks!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 13, 2016 01:28:54 PM
What jacket?  I could not take my eyes off those mountains...

Seriously, though, that is some remake of a jacket...It looks fun and warm...I would not want to need that much warmth...I got cold when I read "more filling" ! brrrr...

I love the hat, too!

Let me know how you like the Noro yarn...I am not a big fan...I don't like the feel...I found an alternative that I like better and is way cheaper.  The colors are also great.  I made a drop scarf from it as well...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: MissingWillow on January 13, 2016 01:30:40 PM
Awesome jacket!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: puzzled-penguin on January 13, 2016 02:17:18 PM
Wow, this thread moves fast! And there's so many wonderful projects being done!

Kbrison – Your new cards look lovely, I especially like the Happy Birthday card. The fabric book and doll clothes are really cute too.

Aspenwall  – I really like the trim you added to the curtains.

Texscrapper  – It sounds you've been very busy! How fab that you can make things like that for your family.

Yofi  – I really like your blanket, the pattern looks really lovely. The colour of the gloves and button, go beautifully together. The belt across really makes them special looking.

Taramor – That scarf looks awesome, it's totally going to be worth all the time it takes.

Underthemountain – That crazy hat is so cool and colourful! I love the braids at the sides.

Yoopidou – The jacket looks great on you! And so thrifty too. Having the tiger hat to go with it is just the coolest thing ever. Love them both.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: kbrison on January 13, 2016 03:03:21 PM
OMG! Youpi, I can't believe how many alterations you did! I have a degree in Home Ec., but I wouldn't have had the vision of what the jacket could become or the courage and skill to make it happen. I am totally amazed! Job well done!

AIMR, thanks for flipping Lana's photo. I was getting a crook in my neck looking at it sideways. LOL


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on January 14, 2016 10:42:07 AM
cool recon!  love the tiger theme!

Always, I <3 Noro!  I got hooked on it by my sis who got me a bunch of it when she lived in NYC.  :)  The one I have now is Taiyo 42.  Love the colors-muted greens, vibrant blues and reds!  I used another Taiyo for my sis and she loved it.  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on January 14, 2016 04:44:27 PM
Wow, so many awesome projects! I wish I could comment on all of them.

I've been crafting a lot already this year, but most of it has been on a large cross stitch project. So, my first completed project of the year is this personalized Starbucks cold cup. It's hard to tell in the picture, but I used glittery green vinyl for the design.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on January 15, 2016 07:42:01 AM
The cup is fabulous! Did you use a Silhouette to cut the vinyl? I really need to try more vinyl cutting with mine.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on January 15, 2016 11:44:03 AM
The cup is fabulous! Did you use a Silhouette to cut the vinyl? I really need to try more vinyl cutting with mine.

Thanks! Yes. I used my Cameo to cut the vinyl. I'm seriously in love with my machine. I use it for so many things. I made a last minute paper flower bouquet for my son's teacher. Today is her birthday, and she loves yellow. Hopefully she likes them.

Here's my project #2:



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on January 15, 2016 12:19:15 PM
really love that cup!  I gave my sis a silhouette...don't think she's used it yet...so tempted to "borrow" it. lol.


Title: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on January 15, 2016 07:12:17 PM
really love that cup!  I gave my sis a silhouette...don't think she's used it yet...so tempted to "borrow" it. lol.

You should! You won't want to give it back. :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: vampedangel14 on January 16, 2016 01:47:37 PM
I just finished a pair of loom knit fingerless gloves. I messed up a few times, but overall I am happy with how they came out. I'll definitely be using this pattern again.

(https://flic.kr/p/CfuGCt)P1160001 (https://flic.kr/p/CfuGCt) by Heather (https://www.flickr.com/photos/luckyxiii/), on Flickr


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 16, 2016 06:33:34 PM
wow--those knit looms sure turn out nice projects!

Love the cheerful yellow flowers...lol...my Silhouette is still in the box from LAST Christmas....the main problem I have is that I am in the middle of home remodeling and have to keep moving stuff from room to room as I try to downsize as well...I just don't have room or time to try anything new right now...maybe this summer! ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: goktrose on January 16, 2016 07:26:47 PM
Oooh the projects from the silhouette machine are fantastic. I need me one of those!

I love the lockets so much, the little books are adorable.

I wonder if I could handle loom knitting, I can crochet but add another stick and I'm lost! But I love the look of knitted projects so much and those gloves look so cozy!

I finished project #4!
My in-laws got me an awesome set of Banksy coasters after I made my sister-in-law walk all around London to find a piece by him, so I thought they deserved a nice holder for displaying them on my coffee table. I first tried popsicle sticks but the coasters were too large and I hate trying to cut popsicle sticks, so I perused pinterest for ideas and settled on trying to weave a box out of newspaper strips.
(It's a bit wonky, can I say that weaving is very hard and I needed about 6 more hands?!)




Also, the goal book and this forum is definitely keeping me motivated this year! I like being able to see a record of my daily habits and progress on all my goals!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yoopidou on January 16, 2016 10:04:51 PM
Actsofcraftiness, the flowers are bright and cheerful. What a nice thing to celebrate the teacher's birthday.

I can't believe you knitted these mittens on a loop vampedangel14. I had no idea a loom would let you do elaborate projects. beautiful color too.

Goktrose, too bad you don't live close to me. I would happily have taught you to knit in exchange for crochet lessons. I like your idea of displaying your coaster on the coffee table. The creative basket makes them shine, they become art pieces.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Taramor on January 17, 2016 02:26:31 AM
Your little basket is very cute, Goktrose.
What a great job on the ski-jacket, Yoopido! I haven't deres to make over-clothes yet.
And yifo - i can't believe you made the scarf as your first cable project! It must have Been such a Challenge.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: aspenwall on January 17, 2016 08:55:29 AM
goktrose - the basket looks great. I'll always wanted to try that and taramor! Everyone is in love with that scarf!

I got the squares done for the quilted disney princess pillow so i just need to put everything together. I was going to try a small quilt but I have too many things to do!

Two Sundays ago our only vehicle broke down and my husband has been coming home from work and working on it for hours so i've been trying to be a good, supportive wife about everything and that has been taking some time. Luckily we've been able to borrow a car here and there so he can get to work.

I am working on some other projects today though and I hope to be able to post a finished one tonight :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on January 17, 2016 02:08:55 PM
Fab additions to the thread! I have been busy this weekend with swap stuff so I can't share that yet... But I can share this quickie

I like my coffee creamy and have been using soy milk but it's too watery and I can't use milk since I'm lactose intolerant so I I made my own coffee creamer! Tastes great and it's not all chemically like store bought creamer! It's lactose free milk, vanilla, and Stevia.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: wifeofbath on January 17, 2016 06:29:28 PM
Is it too late to join?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: RedheadWithThread on January 17, 2016 07:05:08 PM
Is it too late to join?

NEVER! Join us and challenge yourself! :D

Here's my latest creations, a set of snuggly baby things for my little sprog, who's due at the end of March:


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on January 17, 2016 07:30:07 PM
great mittens! love that blue! 

cool basket!  very artsy!

go Stevia!  :)  I saw someone selling the plant a few months back and I tasted a leaf. amazing!

too cute Freakie!!!

Help!  I have a stitching question...can you machine embroider cloth like this?  It's a soft mesh material and I'd like to put a name on it.
What kind of stabilizer, etc. would I use?  This total newb needs help!  Thanks!!!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yoopidou on January 17, 2016 07:59:18 PM
Agreed Underthemountain, stevia is delicious. I had a plant and couldn't resist munching on a leaf every time I passed by. Your creamer seems so good, I would drink it without the coffee, Lindy! Granted, I don't like coffee.

Freakie, the little shoes are adorable.

I went hiking these last two days and picked coffee beans for my husband and strawberry guavas. So, I made strawberry guava jam.


Although he claimed he would neither like nor eat it, guess what my husband put in is yogurt this morning! ;)



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: kbrison on January 17, 2016 11:34:07 PM
UTM, I haven't tried using that mesh fabric for embroidery, but I think I'd try a tear away stablizer on the bottom with a wash away on top. I would guess that the mesh is knit and would benefit from a sturdy fabric backing to support the embroidery threads and eliminate or at least minimize any ruffling that might occur. The clear top stabilizer would prevent the machine foot catching on the holes in the mesh.  You might ask Lindyv321 for suggestions. She's been turning out some very nice embroidery projects using her machine and might have some better ideas than I do.

Freekie, little sprog is going to be toasty warm in his outfit. Lucky to have such a talented mama!

Goktrose, I admire your weaving skills. It looks like four hands wouldn't be enough to hold all the pieces once you started on the vertical walls.

Lindy, that creamer sounds great!

Yoopi, it sounds so exotic to me when you casually mention picking coffee beans and strawberry guavas while on a hike. How fun!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: MissingWillow on January 18, 2016 03:57:30 AM
UTM, Urban Threads is a member here.  Not active in a long time but they should still be reachable by PM.  I'd give them a shout with your question. 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: carolmb on January 18, 2016 06:10:49 AM
Greetings Everyone,

I have some finished I can post and others I cant till after the swap. Actually got a good bit of crafting done while on term break.

Jack/Sally scarf:


Dr. Who scarf:


hope you all enjoy
well and wonderment
carol


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Wile E Songdog on January 18, 2016 11:03:51 AM
I asked AIMR if there might be interest in a new Craftalong and she suggested  asking here and in some of the other Craftalong threads. Did anyone ever participate in the Thing-A-Day challenges? If you are familiar then you know what I'm talking about, if you're not then a quick explanation.

Thing-A-Day was an online challenge where participants would make one thing every day and post it (although you did not have to post every day). The things could be anything; art, craft, DIY/home improvement, cooking/baking, even writing. The rules weren't hard and fast, it was a challenge not a competition.

They preferred each day to be one complete item but it could be part of a larger item as long as each section done per day was something you could document. For example, sanding a piece of furniture could be one day, the next day could be painting and then the day after could be embellishing. You just post a picture of each step. Also, each thing should take only about 30 minutes. It could be a little less or a little longer but it was meant to be something everyone could do every day without taking up a lot of time.

It was always done in February because it's the shortest month. I tried it a few times but never got past 10 days. I was going to try it again this year but I discovered that they stopped doing it a couple years ago. I could not even find the old boards, at least if we do it on Craftster it will stay here.

It would be good for knocking out your 50 things, destashing, or for those who do the abandoned art or just motivating yourself to make stuff. There could certainly be overlap with other craftalongs. It's a challenge not a competition but if someone finishes 29 days (bonus day this year!) maybe we could agree to send them something we made (not set aside for someone else) or make a badge or something.

February is fast approaching so would there be enough interest in starting a Thing-A-Day challenge here in the Craftalongs?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: vampedangel14 on January 18, 2016 03:52:58 PM
I got two things made today. Both woven bowls, one using acrylic and the other some of my handspun. They were easy and fun to do. I'll have to get more of the bases from Michaels next time I go.

(https://flic.kr/p/CHLx1K)P1180003 (https://flic.kr/p/CHLx1K) by Heather (https://www.flickr.com/photos/luckyxiii/), on Flickr

(https://flic.kr/p/D9Za1Z)P1180004 (https://flic.kr/p/D9Za1Z) by Heather (https://www.flickr.com/photos/luckyxiii/), on Flickr


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 18, 2016 06:12:19 PM
I didn't know you could grow stevia as a house plant!  I am trying to get away from artificial sweetners so a plant based sweetner would be fabulous...I have also been trying to get away from powdered creamers..I bet I can find a DIY one on the internet!  I don't like how the liquids thins my coffee and also makes it lukewarm...good job, lindy...and a good idea!

Carolmb--those scarves are really nice...are they crochet from a graph?  I really love the Dr. Who one a lot.

Baby Freakie is going to have a nice warm start!  Love the little cocoon thing.  I want an adult sized one of those! ;D

Also love the little woven basket...I am also in need of many hands to do anything 3-D...it turned out quite nice!

I did not know Michaels sold anything like that...I love the bowl made from handspun.

I bet this group could easily do that challenge in February...just think...28 projects done in a month?  ha ha more than halfway so you can rest a bit for the rest of the year!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: wifeofbath on January 18, 2016 06:36:03 PM
Never too late makes a good rallying cry. Okay, I'm in. Since January is half over, that means I need to do one project a week for the rest of the year. My main goal is to use up some stash (mostly fabric and yarn) and to get back into the habit of regular crafting, because I'm happier and less stressed when I'm making things.

First project is to finish off some things left half done on my sewing table and in my knitting stuff from last year. Beyond that I have no firm plans, just vague notions.


My 2016 list:

1:
2:
3:



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 18, 2016 08:07:01 PM
Welcome!  I think we all go in cycles...some start out strong and others end strong...just go at your own creative pace...this is for you and we would all love to see your projects.  The best part is sharing.  YAY!

Remember that you can put a link to your list in your signature and I will also link you on the first page so you can always find you list!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: audio on January 18, 2016 08:17:57 PM
carolmb - those scarfs are pretty neat! Great job!

FreakieGeakie - very cool. I'd be soo excited crafting things for my baby. I'm an awful aunt and don't make much for the kiddos in my life, but i always thought when I have a kid i would definitely make a bunch of things for it!


I DID IT! I made and finished my first project of the year!!! It's for a swap so no picture yet, but I did it!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bushbaby on January 19, 2016 03:13:29 AM
First finish (almost) of the year - a celtic knot shawl for myself. I'm not well enough right now to block it but it still looks good :)



all project details are over here (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/littlebushbaby/ishneich) in Ravelry.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: carolmb on January 19, 2016 03:55:15 AM
Thanks for the nice comments on the scarves

alwaysinmyroom:  No they are done from a word chart just like I do my beading, far easier for me then graphs.
here is the url to the designer that makes them, (I think she uses the same program I do to graph/word chart my bead work. she does a wonderful job and all her projects I have seen finished turn out amazing!

http://www.mommasjampackcrochetwordcharts.com/ (http://www.mommasjampackcrochetwordcharts.com/)


well and wonderment
carol


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 19, 2016 06:04:45 AM
Carol--thanks for that link!  I prefer knitting and crochet with words rather than charts!  Sometimes I will take a graph and write out the words myself--so time-consuming! 

bushbaby--your shawl turned out to be so lovely!  I hope you feel better soon...I have been ill as well going on three weeks--turned out I had pneumonia!  I am on the mend, I think!  At least I am back at work!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on January 19, 2016 07:46:18 AM
Love the scarves, bowls, baby goodies, and that shawl is gorgeous


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: kbrison on January 19, 2016 08:24:26 AM
Carol, thanks for the crochet word charts link. I've never seen that style of directions, so you've given me a new challenge that I intend to share with my crochet club today.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: aspenwall on January 19, 2016 08:46:31 AM
CAROL! I love the doctor who scarf!
I forgot about a doctor who themed present-project for my sister. I'll have to add it to the list.

I had a project I thought I might finish by Sunday night but the friend it was for decided not to come out to the hockey game, where I usually see her, so I just put i back in the pile. Maybe later this week.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yoopidou on January 19, 2016 10:21:56 AM
Cool scarves Carolmb. The Dr. Who is very neatly done and beautiful. The Jack and Sally is fun and beautiful too.

These baskets look fun to make Vampeldangel. My favorite is the one you made with your hand spun yarn. I love the colors, the texture and the fact that it is hand spun.

Bushbaby, the celtic knots are impressive. I hope you feel better soon.

Alwaysinmyroom, a pneumonia? That's scary. Luckily, it must be improving now.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bushbaby on January 19, 2016 01:59:52 PM
bushbaby--your shawl turned out to be so lovely!  I hope you feel better soon...I have been ill as well going on three weeks--turned out I had pneumonia!  I am on the mend, I think!  At least I am back at work!

Thanks  :) nothing quite that serious over here, just a nasty virus that has kept me off work & knackered for a week. Also managed to infect my hubbie so he's been off work 2 days now as well  :-[ going to see the doc tomorrow & suspect I will be signed off work for another week at least to recover (thanks to the stupid M.E.  >:( )


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bookstorebabe on January 19, 2016 03:40:13 PM
I went right from page 1 to page 25  ;D, I'll try and read back.
I fell away from Craftster last year, life got pretty crazy! My husband was hospitalized for a bit, then put on dialysis, but he's doing all right with it. Kiddo having college stress. And just things being hectic in general. But I've missed this place!
So, sign me up. ^_^
 
Goals-keep making altered bottles, try some new techniques.
Big, over reaching, the impossible dream goal-to clear out the junk room and make it useable. A place to work on projects, ect.
I have a gigantic mirror that needs to be fancied up.
Making more fun comic book related crafts.
Experimenting with jewelry!
January
1.two atcs
2.raygun. Posted for 1 and 2 here-https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442282.new#new
February
3.Mixed media stars https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=444528.0
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 and, I made all these in december so I can't count them for this year's 50 projects, but I'm going to post a link anyway. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442561.0
Yes, rayguns.  :D For a friend's kickstarter.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 19, 2016 04:07:25 PM
I so missed your ray guns and your picture frames and recycled projects!  I am glad you are back...

I decided to see if I can make some practical use of all of those dang adult coloring books I got last year...coloring those pages is stress relief for me and keeps me from snacking in the evening...but what to do with all of the finished pages, especially the ones that did not turn out too great?  I decided to cut them up and use them to make a few notecards for swaps... ;D.  I have other projects in mind as well and would love to hear other ideas...

These were colored with children washable markers...$1 at the Dollar Store! Oh--and the original picture was a cow head...ha ha




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bookstorebabe on January 19, 2016 04:59:59 PM
Always, that's really clever! They made cute cards.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: audio on January 19, 2016 10:20:04 PM
always - those note cards are awesome!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: kbrison on January 19, 2016 10:20:35 PM
Good to have you back, Bookstorebabe.

I like all the repurposed coloring pages, but the fractured card is definitely my favorite.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on January 20, 2016 04:40:02 AM
What a great idea!  I have one of those books too...being that I always need a "purpose" for my crafting...I'll be doing exactly that with the pictures that I color!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on January 20, 2016 04:40:44 AM
Oh, and please share your other ideas for them!  :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Averia on January 20, 2016 05:17:01 AM
Whoops, late to the party. I can't believe I am starting my 50 in 2016 on page 26! oh well, better late than never.

1.) Quilt for Leighanna's baby!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=688522)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 20, 2016 06:40:47 AM
Never too late! ;D

Love the colors you picked for the baby quilt!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yoopidou on January 20, 2016 10:04:21 AM
Alwaysinmyroom, the card with a dark background looks like stain glass. it is definitively my favorite.

Averia, your quilt is beautiful.  I like all the grey tiles especially.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on January 20, 2016 01:50:46 PM
I did some quick and easy crafts over the weekend and got some things off my list!

A cutesy garbage container for my van:




A cute little organiser for my purse. Space for bandaids, aspirin, nail files, all those things I can't live without!  Made out of a potholder!



A new scarf for me!



A big poufy scarf for a friend!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: MissingWillow on January 20, 2016 02:41:26 PM
Wow, great projects!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: gala_apples on January 20, 2016 03:33:52 PM
The first sewn shirt of the year. Hoping to add a ton of comfortable clothes to my wardrobe, this year.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bookstorebabe on January 20, 2016 04:35:24 PM
gala, I like the stripes!
and sevs, neat projects! The organizer from a potholder is inspired.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 20, 2016 04:52:53 PM
Love that little potholder emergency kit!

What is the top for the garbage holder?  I need something in my car!

Love the comfy looking top, gala!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on January 20, 2016 05:22:01 PM
The garbage container is just a large cereal container.lol. I just decoupaged fabric on it.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: audio on January 20, 2016 08:21:21 PM
Averia - That quilt is beautiful. The color combination is great and with the design of the quilt it really is gorgeous.

SevsOnlyGirl - The garbage container is awesome! I really need to make this for my car. The organizer is a great idea and the scarves are really nice!

gala-apples - I've never had any luck sewing clothes that look nice! This is a very well made shirt!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Wile E Songdog on January 20, 2016 08:51:02 PM
I went ahead and started a Thing-A-Day Craftalong challenge thread. It starts February 1st.
It might be a way to knock out 29 of your 50 things.
If you're interested. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442577.0


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bushbaby on January 20, 2016 10:28:06 PM
I managed to finish this hat for myself yesterday:



and this is my Hubbie modeling it for me & showing of the matching gloves I made last year



I am going to make him one too but with a longer, turn up ribbed edging like he prefers.

I also got finished blocking my shawl so you can really see how it looks:



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bookstorebabe on January 21, 2016 05:31:32 AM
Nice of him to model for you!  And that's a lovely shawl.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on January 21, 2016 05:41:43 AM
What a great idea to use the coloring pages as notecards!

Ooh that quilt looks lovely.

I could use a garbage bag/container for my car too. I love the fabric you used. I also really like the scarves.

Great shirt gala!

I still love that shawl!

Great colors on the hat.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 21, 2016 10:18:24 AM
The garbage container is just a large cereal container.lol. I just decoupaged fabric on it.

brilliant idea!!!!  I just love Craftster!

bushbaby--I just love that yarn for the hat and mitts!  The shawl looks even nicer blocked...the pattern really shows up nicely!

I just joined the "thing a day craftalong"...I really need some motivation in the winter to do fun, spontaneous things...I am going to make a project of sewing some crumb blocks!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yoopidou on January 21, 2016 10:44:42 AM
SevsOnlyGirl, the garbage container is both cute and useful and the organizer will keep your bag neatly organized. Your scarf is my favorite, it looks so warm and soft.

Galaapple, comfortable clothes is my favorite kind. I'm admiring how well the neck stays flat on you. Especially since it seems you used a knitted fabric.

I liked the gloves and I like the hat too Bushbaby.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: that1girl on January 21, 2016 11:51:42 AM
1.doll 
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=688594)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?ph
oto=688595)
http://annie-88.deviantart.com/art/Elsa-crochet-toddler-doll-Now-with-pattern-504927375

2.hat
http://craft-chic.com/free-crochet-pattern-basic-ear-flap-hat/

3.fingerless gloves
http://www.hopefulhoney.com/2012/04/perfect-solutions.html

4.scarf

5.fingerless gloves
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/veyla

the dolls head is way to big, i sewed the dress also. my niece gave me the yarn as a gift so i made her something for her out of it. a coworker asked for the fingerless gloves 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: texscrapper on January 21, 2016 01:09:12 PM
I am crazy envious of all you yarnies! The projects rock!

I'm out of town at a conference, but I managed to make a few things in the last week or so.

Set of unpaper towels for an OWS partner


Jammie pants and an embroidered shirt for a sweet friends little boy


Conference tote bags



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 21, 2016 01:24:24 PM
Love both sets of mitts!

And the fabric totes are gorgeous...I love the deer print!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: cursive_queen on January 21, 2016 01:36:12 PM
Alright, I'm joining in again and am trying to remember to post more often this year.  My goal this year is to use some of my "precious" fabrics as I can't enjoy them in a bin in the other room.

Finished Projects
1.  Kindle case.  A friend commissioned a kindle case for her son.  The first one was a tiny bit too small so I had to make another one

2. Erin's T-shirt quilt
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442886.0
3-5. baby quilts
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=443996.0
6. Hedgehog Mini
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=446258.0
7. Mr Wiggles baby quilt
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=446256.0
8. Nintendo Hour Basket


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bethntim on January 21, 2016 08:14:22 PM
I finished my #1 project for 2016!  I feel so accomplished!!
inspiration:
http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/love-color-throw
perspiration:


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on January 22, 2016 04:51:45 AM
Ooh cute mitts! The little Jammie's are so cute! I really need to try making PJ pants. Great Kindle cases, that is neat fabric. That blanket is gorgeous!!!!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 22, 2016 06:13:05 AM
I know what you mean about using "precious fabrics"...I really like how you used them for the kindle cases...really shows off the fabric!

bethntim--that is one gorgeous afghan!  I don't know if I would know how to make those half triangles...joining all of those different shapes looks like a challenge!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bethntim on January 22, 2016 06:51:54 AM
I saved the triangles for last. I was so worried that that would be my Achilles heel but they worked up so quick and I made a huge deal out of nothing. The while thing was super easy, it looks daunting but it's very manageable


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bethntim on January 22, 2016 08:09:45 AM
Cursive_queen I'm so glad I'm not the only one who condiders their fabric "precious "  there have been some occasions where I've not used certain fabric because I just don't want to cut it :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yoopidou on January 22, 2016 10:36:22 AM
That1girl, I like the colors of your hat-scarf-mittens.

Texscrapper, everything is cute, especially the unpaper towels.

Cursive-queen, I too have precious crafting supplies that don't do anybody any good while neatly stored. Kudos for deciding to use them, I couldn't agree more with you. A Star Wars case should be well loved at this time.

Bethntim, what a beautiful colorful throw. This makes me want to learn to crochet.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: whatthepuck on January 23, 2016 05:16:35 AM
Beautiful shawl.

I'm loving all of the fingerless gloves.

I've always wanted to make fabric paper towels. The stripes are cool.

I made a tablet case for my son with Star Wars fabric. It was a little too small also. Must be the Star Wars fabric.  :D

I'm so impressed with the blanket. The color combo is perfect.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: vampedangel14 on January 23, 2016 07:15:14 PM
Knit dolly dress! (also done on a loom.)

(https://flic.kr/p/Drng8T)P1230002 (https://flic.kr/p/Drng8T) by Heather (https://www.flickr.com/photos/luckyxiii/), on Flickr


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: carolmb on January 24, 2016 07:00:54 AM
My partner received so I can now post the goodies for the make me a purse and fill it swap

the purse inside and out


The insert/earbud case/sunglass case


skull scarf


I had a great time making all the items

well and wonderment
carol


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bethntim on January 24, 2016 07:36:25 AM
carolmb the bag is fabulous!  Love the color combo, I also like that you made accessories, such a nice accompaniment

Thanks for sharing!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on January 24, 2016 10:28:16 AM
I love the colors of the pocketbook and extras, and admire the skull scarf.  I've made one of those before, and I know they can take up a chunk of time.  Great!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: carolmb on January 24, 2016 11:04:10 AM
thanks.

I really enjoyed working on them. tried something new snaps lol..a few choice words were spoken but it did come together nicely.

the scarf some good because I could set and do the motifs as I watched tv. lol



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bethntim on January 24, 2016 11:28:25 AM
Project # 2 in the books!
Here are some of my video game inspired hats, I wanted to make a total of 20-25 different styles and I've knocked 3 of them out.  I made a Kirby hat but haven't made the face for it yet so I didn't include it here
Prepare for photo dump:
Pokeball:


Angry pig:


And my fave.... Looks like a regular green and white hat, right??

hidden gem:

It's Link from The Legend of Zelda!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on January 24, 2016 12:44:48 PM
So many great projects!

that1girl - what a cute dolly!

I have been swamped at work, so I am just working on a swap and will post that stuff in a week or so.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on January 24, 2016 02:33:25 PM
Wow, loving all the wonderful goodies!  :)  the crocheted blanket is amazing, love the adorably doll and her adorable clothing!, purses are sewn so wonderfully, and the hats are so fun!!!!

I finished up 2 simple drop stitch scarves.  One is for my mom and one of them is for me.  :)


I have something else on my needles that I'm hoping to finish soon.  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bethntim on January 24, 2016 02:49:09 PM
underthemountain those scarves look so snuggly, your mom is very lucky lady!


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on January 24, 2016 03:57:39 PM
They are so beautiful!  The stitch you used and the colors of the yarn!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 24, 2016 05:47:13 PM
The drop stitch pattern is one of my favorites!  It looks so good in multi-colored yarn (like Noro!)...beautiful job!

bethntim--what a challenge to make that many game related hats!  I love the angry pig!

carolmb--I have that skull pattern in my to do list...yours turned out very crisp and nice!  What yarn did you do?  I think the last time I tried it, my yarn was too soft and did not hold the shape properly!

Love your purse...the color combos are lovely (I can tell you are a quilter! ;D)...

I can finally post two sets of the quilt blocks I made for a swap...these will make for a nice scrappy quilt.

for kbrison:


for quaggy:


I also made a dotee for the Dec2015 monthly dotee swap.


Haven't had a lot of time to craft this weekend...because, SNOW!!!  Lots of shoveling! ;D





Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: kbrison on January 24, 2016 06:01:09 PM
Reminds me of all the snow we got each winter in Illinois where I grew up. Beautiful but very cold! Glad I live in a warmer part of the country now.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 24, 2016 06:03:15 PM
I can't complain since it is our first big snowfall this winter...but I truly hate snow, so I can't wait to move back South (although, the South got hit with snow as well...I might have to give in and move to Florida! ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on January 24, 2016 06:38:57 PM
A few years ago, before our landlord would plow our driveway, we would have to do it ourselves.  One year, DH fell and broke his shoulder so it fell to me.  I was literally shoveling for six hours.  It was like me against the snow.

This year, I just had to shovel, with DH around our cars, and I was NOT having fun.  :P

I used to like snow, now I'm thinking, maybe not so much...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bookstorebabe on January 24, 2016 06:47:21 PM
I love the drop stitch scarves!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on January 24, 2016 07:14:10 PM
Thanks all!  :)

Ooh, I've been loving all those quilt blocks.  I can't wait to see the finished quilts!!!

Love your pics Always!  We had lots of snow too!  :)  I posted a pic of Lana in another thread.  This one is outside her school just before we started helping dig out the elderly/disabled in the neighborhood as part of her service club.  I have to get her better boots next time.  She outgrew the boots I got her a few months ago and the replacements didn't keep her feet warm enough.  



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: calluna on January 24, 2016 08:41:20 PM
Here is some of what I've been doing this month:

I ended up with a 5-lb bag of sawdust, so I used some of that with old candle wax, dryer lint, empty toilet paper rolls, and egg cartons to made a variety of firestarters for some friends who have a mountain cabin.

Initially I was heating the candle wax in a glass jar in the oven, which was tedious and messy. Then the crock pot became unusable for food due to cracks, so I tossed a bunch of sawdust in with three candles and melted everything together nicely. I used molds for most of the firestarters, but in the end I was just treating it like cookie dough, rolling it into balls and letting it harden. Wear some kind of gloves if you work with lots of sawdust; doing so got me through this project without a single splinter!  :)

On more of the design/tech-y side, a colleague and I presented a poster at a conference this past week, designing the poster (and some infographics that didn't make it into the final poster) on Canva.com.


Here are some completed ATCs, using old scrap photos as starting points. I have a half dozen massive scrapbooks that take up a lot of space and are full of a lot of things I simply don't care about anymore. From these I yanked a large amount of photos, patterned paper, and cardstock, and am on a mission to repurpose as much of it as I can.


One watercolor:


And I respun a bulky yarn I'd first spun last year, to thin it out and get more yardage out of it. No photo of that; I'll post one when I finish spinning all the roving I have left over.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: J_Kieviet on January 24, 2016 11:07:12 PM
great projects everyone!  I'm working on a few, and forgot to take pictures of 2:( - will happen in a couple months when I get it back from work:)

Planned
1) blouse and capri pants for myself
2) outfit for niece (to do as February store project)
3) spring duvet cover
4) Door lock bumper
5) Hoody for myself


In the works
1) Winter duvet cover & pillowcases/shams/dresser & nightstand toppers
2) Star theme quilt
3) Jelly roll race quilt
4) PJ shorts/capri pants

Finished
1) Star theme rag quilt - hanging at work
2)Valentines outfit - hanging at work
3)Little "grandpa sweater"
4) Owl buddies kits & proto-types for arts in the orchard group at nieces school

pictures will be added as soon as I get some!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: carolmb on January 25, 2016 03:18:42 AM
Alwaysinmyroom: I used Peaches and Cream worst weight cotton


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yoopidou on January 25, 2016 11:07:35 AM
Vampedangel, cute doll and outfit, beautiful color combo for her dress.

Carolmb, that purse is beautiful and has all the pockets needed. You even found a great magnet closing thingy. I love all the " accessories" that go with it, the insert is lovely, the tiny purse is cute and the glasses' case is very useful. I really like the patchwork (or quilting, I'm not sure how it is called) and I'm impressed with the perfect sewing.


Bethntim, what a fun bunch of hats! It might be hard to choose which one to wear, they all look so cool.

That's a long scarf Underthemountain! Oh, it's two scarves not one. They look soft and not too bulky. How nice of you to make one for you mom too. I love the colors of the yarn you used.

Alwaysinmyroom, those are quilt blocks not quilts? How bog are the individual squares? They must be quite tiny. That looks like a lot of detailed, precise work.

Thanks for the beautiful snowy pictures. Sure, it's even more beautiful to look at coming back from a swim at the beach and not having to shovel anything. At least, you're not all sweaty with any effort and can drink hot cocoa without feeling guilty. I'm not sure that's much of a trade off. You can always come visit me, no snow shoveling for sure!

Calluna, what a great idea to make fire starters with old lint and saw dust. Now, I want to make some too!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 25, 2016 11:47:22 AM
Each block is 12-1/2x12-1/2..it is one of the standards for quilting.  Each picture contains 4 blocks..it is up to each swp recipient to make the size they want by adding more blocks...I usually do 4-6 blocks wide and 6-8 blocks long.  I will get 12 blocks in this round, so not quite enough to make a nice quilt, but I can either wait for another swap or make them myself...they are super easy to do...I enjoyed that swap!

I would much rather have a sand shovel than a snow shovel, yoopidou! ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: kbrison on January 25, 2016 02:34:55 PM
Nice to see that I'm not the only one trying a jelly roll race quilt. I saved the online tutorial, but could never find where I stashed it, so I broke down and bought a print copy at the quilt show earlier this month. Let me know how yours works out, J_Kieviet. I need to figure out how to make it queen-sized. I bought two matching jelly rolls, so I should have enough fabric. Just need to figure out where to make the cuts so it's wide enough but without screwing up the finished appearance.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on January 25, 2016 02:50:55 PM
Nice to see your pic Calluna!!  love you watercolors, esp.

can't wait to see pics J_Kieviet


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on January 25, 2016 07:34:06 PM
another cross stitch project down!  only a billion to go!  lol



(https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442652.0)

click the pic to see the full post!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: MissingWillow on January 26, 2016 03:47:47 AM
That cross stitch is amazing. :o  So tiny!  I have my first project to share.  Some holiday minis that will go into a larger setting I'm working on.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bethntim on January 26, 2016 04:10:08 AM
Missing Willow SO TINY!!! I squealed with delight!!!

Krafty_Karasu I'm in love!!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on January 26, 2016 05:21:31 AM
Made some more jewelry.....more raffle prizes for the Winter Nerd Battles! Tutorial for any who might be interested:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442651.0





All this talk of quilts... I am hoping to make a quilt for my son and his bride for their wedding in March.  I hope I'll have enough time to pull it off!

MW- those miniatures are SO ADORABLE!!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on January 26, 2016 05:38:22 AM
MissingWillow - thank you so much!!!  ;D  and I love your minis!  they're so cute!  I'm a sucker for all things mini.  ;)

bethntim - glad you like it!  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 26, 2016 07:47:51 AM
bunny--those necklaces are lovely!  I see a few buttons that I also have but I just don't have the imagination to put them together like you! 

What an epic embroidery krafty!  I think you were good choosing the metallic thread even though it is a pain to work with!

MissingWillow--such tiny goodies...I can't wait to see how you use them in a larger project!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on January 26, 2016 08:43:27 AM
yeah, I like the little pop of color and shine the metallic floss gave this.  but I still hate the stuff.  lol


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on January 26, 2016 08:51:24 AM
Love the x-stitch and the necklaces!!  Those little homes look yummy!  I want to eat them!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on January 26, 2016 09:00:11 AM
thanks!

and yeah, the houses look like little gummies!  not that that's a bad thing though!  lol.  I love items that are covered in that clear glitter and makes it look like it's covered in sugar.  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: cursive_queen on January 26, 2016 11:24:37 AM
Krafty Karasu - those little houses are so stinking cute


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 26, 2016 12:32:10 PM
The last of my quilt blocks made it to sloth003.  I really love the quilt block swaps because I have learned a lot and those gals are just too much fun! ;D



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: MissingWillow on January 26, 2016 12:41:28 PM
Great colors!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 26, 2016 01:00:32 PM
I caught a few lists that were recorded on page 1...if anyone got left out or if there is a bad link, please let me know!  I like to make sure I did not miss any projects as well and to, a-hem, get more ideas! 

Also, remember that the February One Thing Day challenge craftalong starts next Monday!  Now that is one way to knock out a bunch of projects!  I plan on doing some quilt blocks, ATCs, and maybe some granny squares...finish up some WIPs from last year...anyone else up for the challenge?  29 days of one thing...you know you can!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on January 26, 2016 01:56:09 PM
Those houses **swoon**


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on January 26, 2016 01:57:48 PM
great block Always, love all those vibrant colors!!!  

Hoping to give your challenge a try!  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: butterflyangel on January 26, 2016 03:13:16 PM
So I didn't get to 50 last year, can I still try again this year?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: carolmb on January 26, 2016 03:20:19 PM
yes you can.

it doesn't matter if you get the count each year just that you have an idea of what you want to get done in a perfect world LOL


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: kbrison on January 26, 2016 03:28:01 PM
Absolutely, butterflyangel! It's not as important to reach the 50 projects goal as it is to give your best effort to reach whatever you set as your personal goal and that you're satisfied with what you achieved. Even if things don't turn out the way you hoped, did you learn something valuable? Did your projects challenge you in some way? Did they help you improve your skills? Did they help you destash?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: butterflyangel on January 26, 2016 03:36:13 PM
Okay yay  :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: audio on January 26, 2016 06:10:59 PM
bethntim - what a BEAUTIFUL blanket! I love the shapes and the color combination! Really amazing! Great nerdy hats as well!

carolmb - LOVE the purse and matching accessories! I've also have wanted to make a skull scarf like that for ages! Really neat1!

Krafty-K - You are a cross stitch machine! I'd really like to get a big project like that done! so neat!

my update - still nothing made except the atc i did. buuuut I am officially moving into the new house saturday and i have a list of things I want to make just for the new house. I may have to quit my job,  ;) it's keeping me toooo busy this week. Hopefully it will calm down a bit.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on January 26, 2016 07:44:07 PM
hee hee...I kinda am aren't I.  I even just finished a pattern for a small project. :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bushbaby on January 27, 2016 03:26:27 AM
everyone has been so busy. I haven't because I am still off work sick (2 weeks and it's looking to become 3  :-[) , but I have managed to finish a 2nd hat, this time for my hubbie.





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Post by: annapt on January 27, 2016 10:15:24 AM
Longtime Craftster lurker, first-time posting in a 50 Projects thread. I love the idea of sharing and seeing all the wonderful creations everyone has made.

One of my goals for 2016 is get rid or, if I have to be realistic, reduce my yarn stash. I'm a knitter who also dabbles in some crochet. I'd also like to finish a few cross stitch projects this year too.

JANUARY
1. Cotton hat
2. Merino wool multicolored hat
3. Yellow cable hat
4. Cat washcloth
5. Cable Pillow

FEBRUARY
6. Striped cowl
7. Corgi cross stitch

Looking forward to a crafty rest of 2016 with all of you!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on January 27, 2016 10:18:31 AM
Cool hats BushBaby and Annapt!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yoopidou on January 27, 2016 10:46:49 AM
What a cool winter theme cross stitch, KraftyKarasu. I love the Christmas trees and the princess kissing under the mistletoe. Oh, and the metallic thread too.

Missing Willow, the tiny houses are extremely cute, you could make pendants with them. But I'd rather see your final creation. Did you use polymer clay?

Alwaysinmyroom, all these blocks are beautiful. I wonder if you have to sew each one or if you made strips that you cut afterwards. I guess I will borrow a book about quilts at the library since I want to learn more.

Bushbaby, this pattern is going to be your signature. It's beautiful.

Annapt, the cat on the washcloth is so cute, I would have trouble using the washcloth for fear of damaging it.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: annapt on January 27, 2016 10:49:54 AM
Thank you underthemountain and yoopidou for your kind words :) The cat washcloth actually took me only an hour and a half to make so I guess it gets destroyed, it's not too difficult to make it again.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on January 27, 2016 02:00:28 PM
Someone poked me and pointed out that I was not posting my completed projects in the discussion thread, so no one was seeing them!  ( :'(I thought I was just being ignored!)

So here they are:





Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bethntim on January 27, 2016 03:36:03 PM
LBaBB I love your stuff!  washcloths, dish rags, and kitchen kitsch (heehee) are my weakness


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on January 27, 2016 05:57:03 PM
thanks, yoopidou.  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: MissingWillow on January 27, 2016 06:06:07 PM
Yep they are poly clay, yoopidou.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on January 27, 2016 06:46:03 PM
Thank you so much for the compliments!  I'm only a scarf or two away from being done with the scarves, then I think I'm going to work on hats.  At least I'll have something different to post, then. ::)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 27, 2016 07:11:18 PM
yoopidou--the blocks are made following this tutorial that waterbaby, our swap organizer, provided to us...it is fast, easy and a good way to use stash.  It is one of my favorites!

http://quiltville.com/scrappytripspf.html

annapt--WELCOME!  I will look out for any pics you post...I can expose them for you until you can post yourself!  have fun!

I love the yellow hat, btw!

LBABB--wow...you sure are a fast crocheter!  I love all of the blankets that you are making for charity...how generous!

bushbaby--I just love that yarn!!!  The hat turned out very nicely!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yoopidou on January 27, 2016 07:56:02 PM
Ladybugs... I like your towels. If mine had a way to attach them, they would stay by the kitchen sink. The blue and green blanket at the top has beautiful colors and the one at the bottom of the same pile has very beautiful "stitches".

Thanks for the link to Waterbaby's tutorial Alwaysinmyroom. The loop trick is simply genius!



Title: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on January 27, 2016 08:03:00 PM
Fabulous! I'm in awe of all the crochet goodies since I can't do anything with yarn myself!
I made this hankie for a friends flower girl. I had to wing it a bit since the hankies I bought were way too thin to machine embroider on. It's far from perfect but she likes it and that's what counts!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: MissingWillow on January 28, 2016 03:16:36 AM
What a great present, so special! 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on January 28, 2016 03:40:14 AM
I got more compliments!  *jumps up and down happily*  Whoo-hoo!  ;D 8)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 28, 2016 06:01:28 AM
I think I recognize some of that yarn...I knew you could do it more justice than I could, LBABB!  You have a good eye for color combos!

lindy--what a special present!  It will be a cherished heirloom!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: cursive_queen on January 28, 2016 06:48:59 AM
what a neat hankie as a memory and heirloom


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: MissingWillow on January 29, 2016 05:02:29 AM
I can mark 3 things off of my list.  I was asked to provide side dishes for a lamb dinner with a food writer.  It was last night and it was delicious.  I made spinach salad with bacon and my homemade goat cheese with a sherry vinegarette, twice baked potatoes and a broccoli spinach quiche.  Our host provided leg of lamb, lamb ribs and awesome wine. 



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on January 29, 2016 06:49:03 AM
Ooh the twice baked potatoes look delicious.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yoopidou on January 29, 2016 10:30:25 AM
Lindy, this handkerchief is a lovely and touching present.

You're making me hungry MissingWillow. This is so appetizing. I can almost, almost only, feel the warm soft satisfying potato. The quiche is just perfectly browned and calls to me " Eat me!" but I would dive in the salad with homemade goat cheese. This looks so irresistible... Do you know the price of artisan goat cheese around here? Almost $10 for a scoop about half the size of one ice cream scoop. The kind of delicacy I afford once a year at most.  Maybe you need some trustworthy taster? ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on January 29, 2016 11:07:43 AM
I made a small package for a buddy from a Facebook group and it was recently received.
I stitched up this hoop


And made some note cards


I also did a personal swap with quaggy and made her some cards and jewelry




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: puzzled-penguin on January 29, 2016 11:10:26 AM
This thread moves so quickly and is full of fabulous projects!! Lindy, I love your embroidery, its a beautiful design.

I've been doing mostly cross-stitches as my projects this month.









Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: cursive_queen on January 29, 2016 11:29:36 AM
Lindy, what lovely packages for people

Puzzled-penguin - I love offbeat embroidery, fandoms and such - yours are really fun


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: MissingWillow on January 29, 2016 12:07:03 PM
That bracelet is to die for, Lindy and I love the hoop with the monkeys, puzzled penguin!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: butterflyangel on January 29, 2016 12:15:53 PM
Hey guys
Okay so I saw the Jan-Mar Challenge. How do I submit that? Do I just write its for the challenge?? Sorry if you guys already had the discussion, 35 pages is a lot to go through on my phone.

Here's what I have made so far ! I made these for a Valentine Care Package for my guy.

1)Rice Krispies. First time making them and colored  :) they were fun and super easy


2)Strawberry cake mix cookies. The mini mardhamallows are just to keep the cookies from going stale.


3)red m&m cookies


4) my fav booty cookies  :D


Maybe its just me, but the nakey ones look better  ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on January 30, 2016 06:59:58 AM


Last three preschool sized scarves!  Yea!  Now I'm moving onto hats, already found the pattern.  ::) :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Patraw on January 30, 2016 07:37:54 AM
Those booty cookies are hilarious, and nice job on their frosting undergarments too!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bethntim on January 30, 2016 08:05:57 AM
I need a booty cookie cutter!  Those are hilarious!!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on January 30, 2016 08:15:27 AM
Love the booty cookies! I made a bunch a few years ago for my sister's bridal shower, and they were a hit. I called them "tushie cookies." Each cookie had a different panty pattern and/or icing color. I made so many, I was running out of ideas. I think the favorites were the "granny panties." :p

Bathntim - I just used a heart cookie cutter and trimmed off the tip. Flip them upside down. You can also make them into booby cookies the same way.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bookstorebabe on January 30, 2016 10:27:13 AM
In awe of all the yarny and quilty goodness!
Krafty_Karasu is a cross stitch goddess.
The only thing I've made this month is a couple of atc's for an off forum swap. ^_^ I need to get in gear.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on January 30, 2016 03:19:25 PM
well, I won't be proving you wrong with this next post, bookstorebabe.  :D

here's my next project, an ode to The Brothers Grimm's The Juniper Tree.


total visible area (don't call it a 2.5in x 2.5in frame when you can only see 2in of the picture.  I hate that) 2in x 2in.
28 count Evenweave
11 colors (the gold metallic wasn't too uncooperative this time)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: J_Kieviet on January 30, 2016 10:57:59 PM
Nice to see that I'm not the only one trying a jelly roll race quilt. I saved the online tutorial, but could never find where I stashed it, so I broke down and bought a print copy at the quilt show earlier this month. Let me know how yours works out, J_Kieviet. I need to figure out how to make it queen-sized. I bought two matching jelly rolls, so I should have enough fabric. Just need to figure out where to make the cuts so it's wide enough but without screwing up the finished appearance.


I do a table as follows, gives a rough guideline to figuring out width/length

with 160 strips measuring 40.5" x2.5" 
Width      Length           
6400"        2.5"                 
3200"        4.5
1600"          8.5"
800"          16.5"
400"         32.5"
200"          64.5"
100"            128.5"

then I cut some of the bottom off to make shams, unfortunately the double size jelly roll is the one my cat ruined last summer, the one in progress is just a throw blanket.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on January 31, 2016 09:27:57 AM
got another one!

I actually made these last night, but with the time it takes to take, edit, and upload the picture, plus post it here, it was getting too late and I needed to get to bed.  but I'm home from work so I can post them!

when I saw the new Black Lady (Sailor Moon) Pullip doll, I fell in love with her.  then I saw her earrings.  I knew i could replicate them easily, so I set out to find my little black briolettes (I wanted to use the acrylic one I have but that's all I have; one.  it's a bit bigger) and finally found them last night while looking for something else.  and here they are!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bookstorebabe on January 31, 2016 10:26:43 AM
I had to go look up that story, KK!
Yep, you keep your title.  :D Even way back when I did cross stitch a little, I wouldn't have attempted a 2" by 2" canvas!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: sheepBlue on January 31, 2016 10:35:47 AM
You guys are starting the year off with a bang! I've been bogged down in a big screen printing project that is finally over (for this round anyway). Over the last month I've made...

18 infinity scarves



6 pencil pouches (3 are going to the Difference Makers charity for auction  :))



And 50 screen printed tea towels - this was exhausting! Here are a few highlights..



There is also a few FQs printed up as well, but nothing I got decent pictures of. And now I'm packing up the screen printing stuff and moving on to other things! It feels good  :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on January 31, 2016 10:43:01 AM
pretty Grimm (;)) huh, bookstorebabe?  murder, cannibalism...but that's the Grimm brothers for ya.

I think that is my smallest cross stitch ever.  and I plan on making MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I still have a black frame, but when I go shopping on Wednesday or Thursday, I'm going to look for more.  my next project will be about 9in x 9in...on 11 count!  so since it's a smaller one, it's going in a new hoop I got from a friend that's really kinda fitting color wise (it's a colored plastic hoop).

loving the Harry Potter items, sheepBlue.  all of the scarves are beautiful, and the pencil pouches and tea towels are so fun!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on January 31, 2016 11:55:10 AM
sheepBlue, you are so talented!  :o  I love everything you made!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on January 31, 2016 12:34:32 PM
All the screen printed goodies are wonderful! I love the scarves


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: annapt on January 31, 2016 04:24:36 PM
sheepBlue, all of your creations look amazing! Especially loving the tea towels!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bethntim on January 31, 2016 04:57:48 PM
I made 4 more video game hats!!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: plaidpineapple on January 31, 2016 05:51:21 PM
Those hats are so cute!


I completed a few projects this month.
First up, a Christmas quilt. My daughter and I made it together.  We did not get it done in time for 2015 but it's ready for Christmas 2016!


Next up a couple of Harry Potter items for a friend.   Bookmark and sweatpants-


I recovered a flip chair, made some hanging towels and made some totes and a purse



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Post by: bethntim on January 31, 2016 07:05:39 PM
plaidpineapple I can't decide which is my favorite!  I LOVE them all!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on January 31, 2016 07:17:26 PM
everything looks wonderful...mmm rice krispy treats!  I must need a snack! 
love all the wonderful crocheted, knitted, screenprinted, and sewn goodies! 
coming here always makes me smile

ps Thank you Sheep for crafting for Difference Makers Silent Auction!  The pouches will be loved!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: rscowtown on January 31, 2016 08:11:56 PM
all of it is just lovely! where are the Harry Potter stamps from?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yoopidou on January 31, 2016 08:17:54 PM
The hoop is my favorite Lindy. The little wooden house in the forest in super cute.

It's not my mom's cross stitch for sure, Puzzled-penguin!

It seems to me that your dear significant other has a sweet tooth, Butterflyangel.

LadybugsAndBumblebees, are these scarves for a charity, for friends or family or to be sold?

Krafty-Karasu, 11 colors? I can only see nine at most. You must have an excellent eyesight and a precise hand.

I'm impressed by the screen printed creations Sheepblue. My favorite are the tea towels.

Bethntim, now, you only need a person with a bigger head and a chomping hat!

Plaidpineapple, your daughter looks very happy with the quilt. She's right to be proud of it, it is beautiful. Now, she will have one more reason to be excited about Christmas.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: butterflyangel on January 31, 2016 09:04:44 PM
Patraw: thanks !
Bethntim: I used a heart cookie cutter and then the straight edge part to cut off the point
Sheepblue: that HP tea towel! Omg my heart melted
Yoopidou: oh he does I'm scared for his teeth haha

5) made this for his buddy who also loves Batman  :D
First time making a beanie with ears! This was a lot of fun and I got to talk to his friend who said he got it and loves it. So happy  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: dewshinesdopp on February 01, 2016 04:27:08 AM
Okay, so it's February.  I have yet to actually complete a 50 projects.  But...is it too late to join in?  

If I can, let me know, and I'll post my list.  I was told I could join, so here's my list:  

My 50 things will start with my shameful WIPS:

1) the NCIS Abbie. FINALLY DONE


2) the table runner for my dresser.  
3) the never ending half finished jewelry projects--still in process, but slowly being worked on
4) finish painting the water pistol steampunk style

My 50 things will move into the obligatory gifts section:

4) the Stitch wreath that I have been swearing for over a decade that I would make
5) the far more likely Stitch hoopla for the BFF
6) Dragon Ball Z hoopla for the hubster
7) fire flower from Mario Brothers hoopla for the boyo
8) Jack Skellington hoopla for the second daughter
9) cigar box jewelry case for the boyo
10) Those dang goblet candle holders for the MIL
11) ....insert something here for the first daughter...

For me- because crafting is supposed to be theraputic:
12) the xray painting--to paint my pain
13) the stupid LOST puzzles..just put them together already.  I know it's not a "craft", per se, but...  

Tearing apart the craft room for the remainder.  It shall be called the "I meant to try that project..." section:

14) Found the...classic? It's from 1994...iron-on transfer Thanksgiving thing that I got for 50 cents and thought...I can do something with it.  Decided to turn it into a banner.  Of course, I can't find the fusible webbing.  How can someone have 6 huge totes full of fabric, but no fusible webbing???  Anyway, this is now officially a WIP until I get the fusible webbing.
15) put the scrapbooks back together.  They do NOT need to be in chronological order.  :P
16) make an altered puzzle.  The puzzle book literally fell open with the puzzle upside down and complete.  Number the dumb thing, and start that altered puzzle.  Finally.  
17) do something will all those cigar boxes.  There's like...20 of them.  Seriously.
18) Build the darn dollhouse, already.
19) take that beat up nativity scene and turn it into a fairy house.  
20) Denim bracelets.  Really.  Finally do them.  
21) Take the top hat and turn it steam punk.  You promised her like a year ago you'd do it.  
22) turn the ornaments into Star Wars and Doctor Who ornaments.  
23) witch boots.  You bought the dumb things, now alter them.  For goodness sake.  Just do it.


Completed projects that were never listed:
A halloween hoopla
two ATCs for a personal swap that I totally forgot to take pictures of
20 beaded anime bracelets
my first teesha moore patch
 


I'll post pictures of the things I can, and post them later.  :P

completed but never listed:  
my first loom hat
a five minute fringed vest for groovy week at the boyo's school
love beads for same
first scarf


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: carolmb on February 01, 2016 04:36:34 AM
You can join at anytime. You are more then welcome

well and wonderment
carol


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on February 01, 2016 04:52:50 AM
The video game hats are super cute!

Plaidpineapple all the things you made are fabulous! I love the towels!

Nice Batman pillow! Lucky friend.

I made a Valentine for my little sister that I don't think I posted..


My partner in the only tiny bird swap received so I can finally share what I made. An altered tin. I used a mason jar lid



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 01, 2016 07:57:09 AM
That little bird is adorable!  And homemade Valentines are the best-- I really like that one, Lindy!

I intended to post this in the Winter Nerd Battles for January, but I was out of town all weekend and so busy that I totally forgot, and now it's February!!   :o  OH, well...



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 01, 2016 09:02:56 AM
The scarves and soon to be hats  :D are for one of my favorite charities, Project Night Night.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on February 01, 2016 11:14:07 AM
Love that bag bunny!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yoopidou on February 01, 2016 11:19:57 AM
That's so sweet of you to help them LadyBug.

I like Batman but I'm not a big fan who would go around in Batman attire, but that would change if I had received your hat. I really like its pointed ears, Butterflyangel.

Bunny1kenobi, your bag is stylish with the curved shape and the elegant black fabric.

Lovely colors on both of your projects Lindy. The leaf string for the tiny bird is cute.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on February 01, 2016 12:39:16 PM
Krafty-Karasu, 11 colors? I can only see nine at most. You must have an excellent eyesight and a precise hand.

definitely 11.  there are 4 in the crow alone, 5 in the shoes (3 red, 2 grey), 1 in the letters and of course the gold metallic for the necklace.  ;D  it helps when the pattern has been made in MS Paint XP (the XP part is very important.  every Paint that came with Windows after Windows XP sucks) and I can use the color replacing tool to highlight the different colors.  ;)  makes it easier to see which colors have been done and what's left.  and if I don't make the pattern in MS Paint XP, I use my free pattern maker to import a picture and export it to .PNG so that I can use the color replacer tool in Paint.  ;D  I can't make heads or tails of patterns that use symbols.  they confuse me easily and really hurt my eyes.  I can make simple patterns with graph paper and work on them anywhere.  but these more complex ones require a computer.

I don't have the greatest eyesight (my eyesight is still worse than my parents; both 65, dad with bifocals, mom with trifocals and three different pairs of glasses depending on what she's doing), but I do have a bit of patience for things like this and a meh hand.  lol

note to everyone making hats: stop it!  you're making me cold!!!!!!!!  lol.  we're getting back into warmer weather in the south and all these new hats are reminding me of the cold!  I love the Pac-Man style hats.  very clever.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 01, 2016 02:45:40 PM
First crocheted hat for February:



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 01, 2016 08:56:35 PM
lol KK--we are just starting winter so lots of knitting and crocheting going on until at least April! ;D

I finally completed two baby girl hats for a set of twins.  I can't tell you what a horrible time I had making this pattern, but I did it!



Looks like everyone had a fairly good start in January!!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: calliemae on February 01, 2016 09:53:17 PM
I love those crocheted hats, they are gorgeous


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: dewshinesdopp on February 02, 2016 03:52:12 AM
Okay, so the Abbie has a long and depressing story with her.  The tl;dr is that I was hip deep in making her when something happened.  Upside:  I got a diagnosis.  Down side:  I am permanently banned from swapping.  But that's okay.  Because I now know WHY I kept randomly having problems completing things in my life. 

Here she is, a year too late, but done: 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bethntim on February 02, 2016 04:03:09 AM
alwaysinmyroom those hats are adorable!  I'd be pleased as punch to receive those!

dewshinesdopp, I'm sorry for whatever is going on but I love your work!  Thank you for sharing and keep your chin up


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: dewshinesdopp on February 02, 2016 04:08:46 AM
alwaysinmyroom those hats are adorable!  I'd be pleased as punch to receive those!

dewshinesdopp, I'm sorry for whatever is going on but I love your work!  Thank you for sharing and keep your chin up

aww, thanks!  <3


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on February 02, 2016 06:56:28 AM
Fabulous hoop!

I also adore the crochet hats. The purple is very pretty and I love the flowers!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 02, 2016 07:22:48 AM
I love the hoop!!!  I really also love your style...it is more like how I like to embroider...;D.

Thanks for the compliments...my sister loves them and is giving me a gift card from Joann's for making them for her! ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: that1girl on February 02, 2016 07:44:00 AM
5-10
i found this doll at the goodwill , she was wearing baby clothes that were to big
 
im giving here to my niece who will be three soon. So i wanted to make clothes that a kinda easy to take off and such. these clothes are by no means fully finished, they have some raw edges exposed. and im fine with that.

i made a top and made the size 12m pant the right size
5-6

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=689346)

7-8
newborn onesie turned shirt, and a pair of pant


(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=689348)

9-10
dress is a preemie pattern that i made a little smaller. and the diaper /panties are also preemie made smaller. i had to play around with the patters to make the fit.
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/522910206714625147/
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/522910206714625168/



(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=689351)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=689352)


have to go post more later



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 02, 2016 07:56:06 AM
A Cabbage Patch doll!  It is perfect for a young girl!  So nice of you to make new clothes for her!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: that1girl on February 02, 2016 09:32:29 AM
11-12
and a crochet doll and dress

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/feel-better-friends-doll-with-wig
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/that1girl/angel-wings-pinafore





Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 02, 2016 11:10:15 AM
Are you spoiling your niece? ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: cursive_queen on February 02, 2016 01:51:26 PM
Dewshinedopp - I knew that was the girl from NCIS as soon as I saw it and I don't even watch the show.  Great job!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 02, 2016 02:21:58 PM
AMIR, I'm so glad you finally defeated the baby hat pattern!  Your sister, however, is feeding into your stash issue with that gift card.   ;)  It's such a vicious cycle!  ;D

I have a question to put out for anyone with any ideas, please:

I've crocheted blankets, scarves, and I'm working on hats to donate with the Project Night Night bags to a domestic violence shelter.

My next project I'm going to work on is crocheting simple pocketbooks for preschool aged girls.  The last Xmas I was working, I made them for my girls students and they loved them!

But here's my dilemma:  Can anyone think of anything crocheted that preschool aged boys would like?  None of my former co-workers could think of anything, and neither could I.

Please help!  Thanks!  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: dewshinesdopp on February 02, 2016 03:29:22 PM
I did another thing!  I am amazed with myself!  :)



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: sheepBlue on February 02, 2016 03:43:44 PM
LBABB - what about dino hats and tails for the boys? or hero masks and capes? Something like that would definitely appeal to the little boys I know  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on February 02, 2016 03:58:47 PM
love the crocheted dolly!!

LadybugsAndBumblebees, how about hacky sacks?  I think all kids would like those! 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bethntim on February 02, 2016 04:05:54 PM


But here's my dilemma:  Can anyone think of anything crocheted that preschool aged boys would like?  None of my former co-workers could think of anything, and neither could I.

Please help!  Thanks!  :)

How about crochet dinosaurs?
http://www.planetjune.com/blog/more-dinosaur-patterns-finally/


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 02, 2016 05:07:05 PM
Thx for the dinosaur suggestion, but I hate making amigurumi!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 02, 2016 05:09:04 PM
I was looking at Pinterest and saw a tute for that and thought it would be a good idea too.  My only concern is that the boys might get rambunctious inside the house with something like a ball.

Please keep the suggestions coming!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Wulf on February 02, 2016 06:43:53 PM
I just realized that I updated my list but forgot to post a picture of the dotee I made for artsycandice in the last Dotee Swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442355.msg5363806).



Wulf


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Wulf on February 02, 2016 06:48:26 PM
I wanted a moon rubber stamp to mark the last full moon in my journal, so I carved this one. The image is from an old wood-cut. I ended up not using it, so I'll save it for the next full moon.



Wulf


Title: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on February 02, 2016 07:38:36 PM
Oh my the stamp and owl dotee are amazing!!

I think superhero masks would be great for preschool boys... My son also liked themed hats. Like Minions, Ninja Turtles, etc


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: kbrison on February 02, 2016 11:28:32 PM
LBBB, TMNT masks, Batman mask, etc., Spiderman gloves, pencil cases, badges, drawstring bags for toy cars or game pieces.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: dewshinesdopp on February 03, 2016 03:06:15 AM
All (because there are just too many names): 

You are all so amazingly talented.  I have no words for how blown away I am by the diversity of skills found on Craftster. 



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: texscrapper on February 03, 2016 05:50:16 AM
Wulf - that bird dottee is beyond amazing!

LBB - What about a car carrier for hot wheels? I have seen sewn versions, but don't know if it could be translated into crocheted!
I also love the hakki-sack idea. My boys would have loved those!
Lovey's - the animal head with an attached blanket?
Fishing poles! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/568086940476420852/


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 03, 2016 06:00:53 AM
Amazing ideas!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 03, 2016 06:02:43 AM
I'm loving all the ideas!  I knew my Craftster peeps would come thru!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: texscrapper on February 03, 2016 06:28:04 AM
LBB - or a little tic tac toe game with the board :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 03, 2016 07:49:39 AM
I love that little owl...but the moon stamp has me swooning!  I just love hand carved stamps!

I am following all of the ideas for boys as well! 



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yoopidou on February 03, 2016 11:08:21 AM
More hats! Maybe your sister wants you to craft more for her Alwaysinmyroom since the flowery hats are adorable.
Great embroideries, dewshinesdopp. I have some works in progress too. Good job on tackling this issue.
That1girl, these dolls and outfits are super cute. Now, you only have to make them a house, a bed, some kind of transportation, some food and kitchen accessories... This should be fun, especially if you play with her.
Wulf, that owl dotee is amazing. Look at the cute " feet"! I am always impressed by the homemade rubber stamps. Yours has so many fine line, it must be scary to cut the end for fear of cutting too much.
LBABB, all the ideas for boys are so cool that you should make them for the girls too! :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: butterflyangel on February 03, 2016 02:16:00 PM
dewshinesdopp: OMG it's Abby! I love it! The little hint of purplely-pink on Jack, is that marker? Color pencil? I love the little hint of color!

So I thought it would be cool to do a medics/feel better/get well zombie box to send the boy and of course I then thought of sending some food too. Enter Fallout. Now idk at all before doing my care package but they have a huge post apocalyptic foods. Of course I just had to go through the list, see what I can actually send him and then went and printed out the labels for it. I'm not done, but I'm too excited about it I had to share  :D

I ran my nail file against the labels to give it a more worn look then rubbed cinnamon to make it look rusty




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on February 03, 2016 02:28:22 PM
Very creative!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yoopidou on February 03, 2016 08:17:50 PM
What a fun care package Butterflyangel. I like how you decorated the box inside, it will be a surprise when opening it.

I finished January with some cooking and started gardening in February.
I made some guavas and strawberry-guavas jams and a kind of French pate called rillettes.


I also found old stevia plants on sale at the gardening store that I am trying to save. I also started drying some leaves for the next tea.


and I'm quite proud of my creation: the plumeria potatoes.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 04, 2016 05:45:55 AM

Three more hats for preschool aged children!  I love making these, they only take about two hours to make!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 04, 2016 06:34:49 AM
I want to try growing stevia this spring!  I am trying to get away from sugar and artificial sweetners.  Did you air dry yours?  How do you use it then?  Soak the leaves?  Grind the leaves?

Guava jelly sounds so yummy!

butterflyangel--care packages to kids are truly appreciated. especially if they are customized to what they are into!  Clever!

I love that stitch, LBABB!  Those hats look warm and could be for male or female!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: dewshinesdopp on February 04, 2016 06:40:09 AM
dewshinesdopp: OMG it's Abby! I love it! The little hint of purplely-pink on Jack, is that marker? Color pencil? I love the little hint of color!


The purple-pink is aunt martha's transfer pencil.  They say that it washes out.  They LIE. :P


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 04, 2016 08:02:06 AM
Believe it or not, that stitch on the hats is BLO!  I agree, it gives the hats a good look.  And I'm trying to use yarn colors that are good for boys or girls so they have a choice.  I also don't know how many of each (boys vs. girls) are in the shelter, so I couldn't be specific with the colors anyway.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: annapt on February 04, 2016 10:58:19 AM
bunny1kenobi, that bag is so pretty!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 04, 2016 11:31:13 AM
Thank you! 

Wow, there sure are a lot of awesome knitted and crocheted items on here lately!  Must be winter or something.  :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bookstorebabe on February 05, 2016 04:30:49 PM
Some little kids are going to be very happy to get those cute and cozy hats!
That was a very fun care package, I bet it brought a smile to their face.
Finally have a little something to post. Two atcs, for an off forum swap, and yes, another raygun.  ;D


Since I don't draw, I went for abstract. paper towel, paint, glitter, metal charms, and definitions cut from a ratty dictionary-mystery, remarkable,fortuitous, flourish.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: rantyhippie on February 06, 2016 12:56:38 PM
I made some burp cloths (some girl, some boy, some neutral...really hoping for a girl this time though!):







and some pecan sandies from scratch



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: texscrapper on February 06, 2016 02:54:14 PM
What great burp clothes ranty - and those cookies look delish. They wouldn't last long at our house!

I have been crafting, but everything that I have made has been for the Fill a purse swap, so once my partner receives, I'll be posting those goodies. I think I'm going to start cutting strips for an I Spy Quilt for my nieces.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bethntim on February 06, 2016 03:39:56 PM
Burp cloths were my most prized possession when my young'ins were little!  Those are going to be WELL used :)

from my cousin's pinterest list she sent me this peacock applique pattern and I whipped one out today


Also decided to add a little pizzazz to my cube at work (my running joke with hubby is that I lack pizzazz)



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: annapt on February 07, 2016 12:17:39 AM
Adding a couple more finished knitting projects to the list.

5. Cable pillow (pictured with very curious foster kitten)


6. Striped cowl
https://www.instagram.com/p/BBekXJWF3py/


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Taramor on February 07, 2016 03:58:41 AM
I finished a pair of socks for my daugther.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 07, 2016 09:47:42 AM
Been doing a little sewing...





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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 07, 2016 01:24:44 PM
OMG, that kitty is SO cute!  :D

Here's the last of the hats, thank goodness:


I'm moving onto blankets for people in the Veteran's nursing homes now...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Mixedpibbles on February 07, 2016 02:04:31 PM
Is that a Dottie Angel frock? It is nicely done. I bought the pattern but haven't touched it yet. Would you say it runs true to size?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: plaidpineapple on February 07, 2016 02:19:51 PM
annapt love that cabled pillow. I have a weak spot for anything with cables.
taramor-gorgeous socks
bunny1kenobi-love the fabrics you used on the purse, looks great.
LadybugsAndBumblebees holy smokes, you are the hat master.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on February 07, 2016 04:55:35 PM
Such wonderful goodies...really loving the steampunk gun, knit and crocheted goodies, and fab purse!!  Great work everyone!   :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 07, 2016 06:03:28 PM
All I have to say now is:  NO MORE HATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P

It seemed like a good idea at the beginning....


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bethntim on February 07, 2016 07:43:57 PM
All I have to say now is:  NO MORE HATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P

It seemed like a good idea at the beginning....

OMG I Feel your pain.  I agreed to make 100 hats for a friend's charity, lordy I've never been so sick of hats :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yoopidou on February 07, 2016 10:02:43 PM
Bookstorebabe, I like how this new ray gun is more of a steampunk one. 

Rantyhippie, great big bunch of burp clothes. The sandy pecan cookies look delicious. I would gladly eat one with my evening herbal tea.

The heart garland is adorable, bethntim. You found beautiful colors for the yarn.

Anapt, the cable pillow looks warm and cozy. I can see why the cat is interested!

Great job on these beautiful socks Taramor.

Great bag, bunny1kenobi. I recognize this cool shape.





Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: RedheadWithThread on February 07, 2016 11:37:12 PM
So many amazing projects! :o I'm always impressed by the awesome things my fellow Craftsters make!
I'm on tablet, which is a pain to type on, so I've copy-pasted the details of what I've been doing from the Nerd Battles thread:
I've crocheted two purses and a tote and am currently working on two more purses, one of which is for a small child. I've also crocheted another hat and am making a few roses.
It will probably be another few days or so before I post up pics because I'm going to be sewing myself a housecoat to take to the hospital with me next month (my fiance bought me a pattern because the housecoats we found for sale were ugly; he says it's not stash feeding because it was needed).
I may also sew up a few dark colored cotton gowns to pack, too, since the pattern includes a gown.
Oh and I'm going to be sewing curtains for my baby's room. My sister bought me some awesome Marvel heroes print fabric on sale at Walmart just so I could make him some awesome curtains. ;D There's more than enough of the fabric so I'll probably see a purse or something for my sister with what's left over.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 08, 2016 06:59:43 AM
I'm so glad (but sad for you-100 hats! :o :P) that I have someone who understands the pain of being generous but in doing so has to create multiples of the SAME EXACT THING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And the pattern was easy-peasy...I was just getting bored...it seemed like I would never get done!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 08, 2016 08:52:59 AM
Is that a Dottie Angel frock? It is nicely done. I bought the pattern but haven't touched it yet. Would you say it runs true to size?

Yes, it is, and I think it runs pretty true to size.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on February 08, 2016 10:37:16 AM
Wow! A lot more awesome projects have been posted since I last commented. Great work everyone. :)

I have a little project dump. :)

#3: Starbucks Cups for Soccer Coaches


#4: Newlywed Sign


#5: Birthday Shirt for my Daughter


#8-12: Baby Gift Sets



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: snowyangel on February 08, 2016 03:26:41 PM
ActsofCraftiness I;d love to be matched up in swap with you for baby onesies or signs. Your work looks so professional and store bought!  Well done! :o


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: plaidpineapple on February 08, 2016 08:09:21 PM
actsof craftiness- gorgeous items!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: dewshinesdopp on February 09, 2016 03:47:55 AM
So many lovely things made out of yarn.  I know you are tired of hats.  But...  I think I would be super happy to know how to do that. 

I have zero skill in the yarn-ish arts, which makes me sad, because I ADORE yarnish arts. 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on February 09, 2016 04:44:57 AM
Actsofcraftiness I love your vinyl creations! I started playing with it myself! Where do you get your heat transfer stuff from??


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: texscrapper on February 09, 2016 04:54:03 AM
ActsofCraftiness - do you use an iron or heat press for the HTV? I have been using my iron, but the results don't seem to stay a crisp after washing  ??? If you have a heat press can you tell me what kind/model you have and why you like it? I have been looking at purchasing one, butthere are too many choices!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: ActsofCraftiness on February 09, 2016 10:39:56 AM
snowyangel & plaidpineapple - Thanks!

Lindy - Thanks! I’m definitely addicted to vinyl and my machine. It’s so much fun. I get most of my HTV from www.thevinylspectrum.com or http://heattransfervinyl4u.com/.

texscrapper - I use a heat press. I only make heat transfer vinyl stuff for family and friends, but the cost of the press has definitely been worth it. I used an iron for one project, and knew I needed to get a heat press.

There are a lot of presses to choose from, so deciding can be very overwhelming. I ended up getting one from www.sunie.com. They have great reviews and come with a longer warranty than most you can buy cheaper through Amazon or eBay. This is the model I chose (http://sunie.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=81). It’s actually cheaper now than when I bought it! Shipping is free and pretty fast. Mine was delivered less than 24 hours after I bought it (going from NV to CA). I've had it for about 8 months, and I love it.

I also recommend getting pressing pillows. You put them inside the garment/bag/etc. while pressing. You need the right heat and pressure to get the HTV to adhere correctly. They really help with items that have seams that can get in the way while pressing (like baby onesies), which can mess with the pressure and keep the HTV from actually being pressed. I also use a Teflon sheet over the design.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 09, 2016 11:19:10 AM
bunny--I love that dress!  I never heard of those patterns and had to look them up...

I am going to have to start back to making purses...lovely design and fabrics to make them special!

love the baby items...hope you are also making plenty for yourself and not just for others!!

hats--lots and lots of hats!  Good job, LBABB, but I am sure you are sick of them as well...sometimes you have to take a break!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 10, 2016 05:18:17 AM
I have one thing to post that is not a hat or a blanket.  ::) :D  Here goes:

Sides of the box:




Inside of box...it's painted a deep turquoise, but the photo washed it out:


The 3-D items on the box were made using Modge-Podge melts and a silicone mould, then painting them and E-6000ing them to the box.

I also made a blanket for a nursing/Veteran's home:

The pattern was satisfying to make b/c there were many different types of stitches used, and it really came out pretty, I think:


I used Lion Brand yarn, in the pound size to make this blanket.  It is softer than any of the other pound yarns, I think, maybe even more so than the baby yarns.

I'll be starting today on a new blanket!  ;)


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Post by: lindyv321 on February 10, 2016 05:30:33 AM
Thanks for the info on the vinyl!

Good job on the box and blanket LBB


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 10, 2016 05:56:48 AM
The box is lovely!  Is it for a gift?  Perfect to hide special treasures or favorite jewelry!  I love the little owl and the things you added!

Also, that blanket pattern is gorgeous!  Do you mind sharing the pattern? I am working on a boring chevron and will soon need a new, pretty pattern for a baby girl!  Do you know about how big the blanket is?  I agree that the pound of Lion's Brand seems softer than a lot of the baby yarns!  Plus, you can often get it on sale and it comes in lots of colors and washes well.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: cursive_queen on February 10, 2016 06:23:25 AM
I'm in awe of people who can knit or crochet blankets - it takes me forever to knit a sock!


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Post by: annapt on February 10, 2016 06:41:25 AM
LadybugsAndBumblebees, good job on the blanket! I'm seconding alwaysinmyroom's request for the pattern. I'm doing a lot of baby blankets for donations just to use up my stash so any new (and interesting) patterns would be very welcome.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: cursive_queen on February 10, 2016 06:43:54 AM
Second finished project of the year (first finished quilt)
T-shirt quilt that's been a WIP for way too long
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442886.0


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 10, 2016 07:40:14 AM
you did an awesome job on the quilt!  It looks great!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: annapt on February 10, 2016 08:27:13 AM
Made a small hoopla following this Corgi pattern (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/527976756292342828/) that I've had on my pinterest board. I'm thinking this'll make a cute gift for a friend's birthday next month.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bookstorebabe on February 10, 2016 09:56:42 AM
Oh, the corgi is very cute! Love all the baby items, and and always, I'm in awe of all the yarny goodness. And love the tshirt quilt!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: cursive_queen on February 10, 2016 10:00:49 AM
thanks Bunny1Kenobi and BookstoreBabe.

I love that little Corgi Annapt!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 10, 2016 10:25:50 AM
Awww...I'm so pleased you two liked the blanket that much!

The pattern is very simple, here goes: 

-One row single crochet
-Two rows granny stripes
-Two rows double crochet
-One row single crochet

To get the same exact look as my blanket, what I did was repeat the pattern twice in one color, than switched to another color and repeated the pattern twice, etc...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 10, 2016 10:29:29 AM
To be honest, AIMR, I didn't measure the blanket.  It's supposed to be a lap blanket, so I just crocheted a chain and laid it across my lap till it went across my lap and over the sides of my thighs.

The box is a birthday gift for my BFF.  I just sprayed it with clear sealant and once it's dry, I'm going to wrap it.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yoopidou on February 10, 2016 10:49:12 AM
The corgi is adorable, Anapt, it will make a nice gift for a corgi lover.

Cursivequeen, that's a very nice gift you made for your step daughter. Sewing through layers of t shirts must have been a pain, and sewing straight might be difficult too. I can see why you don't want to make another one.

I have no idea how the vinyl stuff works but it is very impressive as it looks so perfect. You clearly master this craft, ActsofCraftiness.

LadybugsAndBumblebees, cute box with lovely colors.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 10, 2016 10:54:46 AM
Adorable corgi!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 10, 2016 11:32:31 AM
I love the little corgi!!! 

Thanks, LBABB...I have no idea what granny stripes are...but I think the way you measured is genius!  I am going to do that!  Thanks!  (just tell me what granny stripes are first!)...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: annapt on February 10, 2016 03:29:46 PM
Thanks for the pattern, LadybugsAndBumblebees!

And thanks to everyone for the kind words for the little Corgi. While I love knitting, it's always nice to switch to a different craft (especially one that gives such immediate gratification) once in a while. I'm sure most of the other crafters on this board can relate  ;D


Title: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on February 10, 2016 04:38:51 PM
I made another altered tin for The one tiny winter thing swap. I use watercolors vinyl and and papers. Oh and a tiny house cutout that I ordered from retro café art gallery


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on February 10, 2016 05:07:55 PM
Made a small hoopla following this Corgi pattern (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/527976756292342828/) that I've had on my pinterest board. I'm thinking this'll make a cute gift for a friend's birthday next month.

CORGI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  corgi corgi corgi corgi corgi!  lol.  one of my FAVORITE breeds!!!  and this it totally adorbs!!!

and actually, I don't know what instant gratification means when it comes to cross stitch.  lol


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 10, 2016 06:08:18 PM
Granny stripes are ones that are crocheted across instead of into a square.  I just looked the 'granny stripes' pattern up on the internet.  It's another simple stitch.

Just a suggestion:  I keep all my printed crocheted patterns in a three ring notebook.  I slide two patterns-front to back-into a clear sleeve.  That way they are all in one place for me to look when I need one, I can find my favorites that I use over and over again, and I don't end up printing out the same pattern over and over.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: carolmb on February 14, 2016 12:11:47 PM
I got the sweater done for my daughter this morning
it looks odd because I still need to block it, first time I have tried to crochet one lol



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: plaidpineapple on February 14, 2016 05:11:52 PM
Lovely sweater carolmb.  Makes me feel like spring is getting closer.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on February 14, 2016 05:25:29 PM
OMG I could cry.  I'm so far into my current cross stitch project that I just can't stop and throw it away.  but it makes me sick.  it looks like pop art vomit.  I think my pattern maker is color-challenged.  I don't understand why I was supposed to use these pinks with the beiges.  I keep hoping that once I get it done, it will look better, but I'm really starting to second guess myself.  :'(


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: carolmb on February 15, 2016 05:35:07 AM
thanks for the comments on the sweater. I am thinking I am going to have to redo the buttons. might remove. block then add them back on



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 15, 2016 06:38:54 AM
Was the crochet sweater easy or hard to make?  I love that style and the colors!  It is very funky, especially with the mix of those perfect buttons!

lindy--another cute tin....the background of birch trees is my favorite part!

oh no KK...can you show what you have done so far?  I bet it is not as bad as you think...sometimes it comes together all at once. Fingers crossed!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on February 15, 2016 06:47:35 AM
I made a machine embroidered onesie for a friend. She wasn't happy with my color choices though so I am going to make another next weekend.


I really love the colors of that sweater!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bethntim on February 15, 2016 08:45:32 AM
everyone is so talented! I love coming here to see what everyone has made!
here is the latest in my video game hat obsession. these were a nightmare! haha! I realize that while I'm pretty good at crochet I'm pretty terrible at face making






Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Patraw on February 15, 2016 09:07:09 AM
Nice set of Pokemon hats--they're all cool, but I'm going to go with Charmander as my favorite out of the lot.  What'd you put in Pikachu's ears to keep them erect?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bethntim on February 15, 2016 09:17:39 AM
Nice set of Pokemon hats--they're all cool, but I'm going to go with Charmander as my favorite out of the lot.  What'd you put in Pikachu's ears to keep them erect?
poly-fil (pillow stuffing) and starch. lots and lots of starch :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: puzzled-penguin on February 15, 2016 10:07:29 AM
Love the bulbasaur!


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Post by: carolmb on February 15, 2016 11:33:51 AM
It was pretty easy to do Always

here is the link to the pattern I used:
http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/clothing/no-seams-cardigan-small-to-6x-1411/185230 (http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/clothing/no-seams-cardigan-small-to-6x-1411/185230)

she has a lot of really pretty designs and from sizes small to 6X


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: kbrison on February 15, 2016 01:34:39 PM
Bethntim, I think you're being too critical of yourself. The faces look just fine to me and I think most of us (probably ALL of us) would agree that you did a good job.

Carolmb, thanks for putting the pattern link. May have to add that sweater to my bucket list.  :D

Lindy, your 'friend' sounds awfully ungrateful to me. Was the onesie a gift to her or was she buying it? I'd spend my time on people who appreciated the time, money, and effort expended in making them a gift.

KK, pink and beige don't sound like they would be bad together, but I know that it's often a matter of precise shades that scream "NO" when you place them next to one another. Hope you can work past this. There's nothing worse than working on something you hate!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on February 15, 2016 07:26:22 PM
She was going to buy it but never gave me specifics so I was working with the onesie I could find (I didn't want to buy a whole pack of white ones) oh well... My BFF neighbor has a new little boy so I gave it to her


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on February 16, 2016 12:41:21 AM
it's not that they don't go together, it's more like they don't seem to work together for flesh.  :-\  that's why it looks weird to me.  but here's what I've got so far:



sorry.  I had to take it with my phone.  :-\  my camera - which had been hanging on to life with like...10% battery for the last 5 years - finally died so I have to charge the battery, but I wanted to get it uploaded now.  but you can see how the pink just seems to pop a little too much.  or it does in my opinion.

also, anybody know what it is?  ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bethntim on February 16, 2016 03:20:57 AM
looks like David Bowie Starman to me. I think the fleshiness of the pink is just fine. gives highlights and lowlights. thanks for sharing your progress, I think you should stick it out :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on February 16, 2016 03:38:46 AM
YAY!  gold star for you!  it is Bowie Starman!!!  ;D

and thanks.  the more I do, the more everything does blend better.  I just wish I could move on to a new color!!!  lol.  I'm trying to finish out some colors I started with first so I can just fill in the rest with new colors, but I keep finding more areas I missed earlier, so I'm sticking to colors I'm getting very tired of!  but I think I'm almost done and can move on soon.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on February 16, 2016 05:07:42 AM
Oh I forgot to share two new recipes I tried last week.

Empanadas using mini pizza crusts so it was a bit less labor intensive



And a baked chicken recipe which ended up super sweet...


Here's a link to the recipe. I would cut the sugar if you make it though!
http://therecipecritic.com/2015/07/baked-sweet-hawaiian-chicken/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+TheRecipeCritic+(The+Recipe+Critic)

I also made crock pot lettuce wraps but don't have a photo...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: carolmb on February 16, 2016 05:52:31 AM
first set of blocks done for the block swap round 9




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 16, 2016 06:50:01 AM
Those house blocks are terrific!  I think you have set the bar high for the rest of us!  Very inspiring, carolmb!!  I have also got to put a sweater on my bucket list...I am not in the mood to knit one, but crochet, I might try!

bethntim--love your Pokemon hats!  I think you did a good job since they are easily recognizable!

just as I though, KK--I think those colors are going to blend nicely...I also guessed David Bowie...there are just some images that are burned into our collective psyches!

lindy--I know it is difficult to embroidery over multiple colors...at least you found someone who would appreciate your attempt!  I would go with a solid thread if you do it again.  It was a bit hard to read, but I thought it was cute!

empanadas!!  They were what I ate almost everyday in high school!  I use premixed dough for the outside as well...do yours have raisins inside?  I prefer a more savory filling so I use olives.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: cursive_queen on February 16, 2016 01:55:37 PM
Carolmb - I like your sweater and your house blocks!

BethnTim - those Pokemon hats are adorable

KK - I think it looks fine, but I can see when spending hours looking at the same colors, you might start to worry its not working, but I think the fact  it was recognizable to someone and it wasn't finished probably says you're on the right track


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: texscrapper on February 16, 2016 05:48:21 PM
My swap partners received so now I can post what I have been working on!

OWS - PJ's for snowyangel's little guy



Make a Purse and fill it Swap

I experimented with a "new to me" material - the purse is black lambskin leather with fabric side panels. The leather was testy at times, but I like the way the purse came out - I hope SevsOnlyGirl liked it as well!



A change pouch to match



A small notebook that I made using my bind it all



Fabric headbands



and a fun key chain!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yoopidou on February 16, 2016 07:04:24 PM
KK, I am always amazed by your cross stitch embroideries. I would go crazy with colors so close. the results are always spectacular though, so I have no doubt once you advance more in your project, it will start looking more like you want it to be. For me, it looks just fine right now.

Bethnim, I like all your hats. They are crisp and fun and bright.

Lindy, even if it was a bit sweet, your Hawaiian chicken looks delicious, and very local too.

Texscrapper, the pajamas are adorable. Did you manage to sew real leather on a regular sewing machine? I'm impressed since I break needles just sewing thick fabric.

Carolmb, I love all your house blocks. One day, I will have to try to make some blocks too, it's so beautiful, but for now, it's intimidating.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 16, 2016 07:08:00 PM
Love that leather/fabric bag...I also wonder if it was hard to sew...looks like it is large and useful!

Those PJ's are just so cute!

My partner received in the One Tiny Bird swap.  I did a free-form machine embroidery of an owl.  He is about 3 inches tall.  I also made a tiny owl bunting just because...;D.





Title: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on February 16, 2016 07:56:09 PM
Gah! So many wonderful projects!!!

My empanadas had ground beef, cheese, chilies, and potatoes


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Post by: Krafty_Karasu on February 17, 2016 12:29:03 AM
bethntim, alwaysinmyroom, cursive_queen, yoopidou - thank you all so much.  you have all really helped me feel batter about this piece. 

I just wish I could stop thinking about it and obsessing over it long enough to work on the one tiny thing challenge!!!  lol

and always - I love that owl embroidery!!!!!!!!!!!!!  being as obsessed with Labyrinth as I am, it reminds me of the so much of the movie.  lol


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Post by: texscrapper on February 17, 2016 04:49:53 AM
youpidou & AIMR I did sew th bag on my machine. I used a leather sewing machine needle and decreased my speed to the slowest setting possible. The hardest part was sewing the leather pieces together - in hindsight I should have dropped my feed dogs. When sewing the fabric to the leather it wasn't as difficult to control. Several of the tutorials suggested using a walking foot, which I don't own - and that may have made it easier as well. All in all, it wasn't bad - just needed to concentrate!

It didn't stop me from ordering two more pieces of leather to make purses for myself!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 17, 2016 06:37:34 AM
I just bought another walking foot...I use it all the time!  Worth the investment if you sew a lot!

I use a teflon foot for vinyl...I wonder if it would work on smooth leather as well...I am going to practice on a few pieces...maybe make a couple of pouches...I have a pair of leather pants from my youth that I can cut up! ;D

KK--hang in there and don't give up--all of your embroideries have turned out quite wonderful!  lol Yeah--owls apparently are very popular in a lot of movies and commercials...I just love them!


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Post by: yofi on February 17, 2016 10:26:29 AM
Owls are special, aren't they?
So many great things since I last posted!  I love all the multiplicities of hats, and the other knit and crocheted items, and I love the quilt blocks -- really impressive!

I've got a couple of things to post as soon as swap packages are posted -- great to see everyone's creativity!


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 17, 2016 12:35:27 PM
I sketched a little bunny & put him on a card.



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Post by: MissingWillow on February 17, 2016 02:44:32 PM
That bunny card is adorable!  Texscrapper, you are a woman of many talents, and a superwoman on your sewing machine! 

I (finally) finished the miniature for Lionel that I've been working on. 


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Post by: audio on February 17, 2016 02:51:57 PM
Been so busy moving but I'm finally staying in the new house. Just lots and lots of unpacking to do. But here is the picture of the one project i did so far this year, An atc that i made to redeem some negative feedback. It is Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy theme.


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Post by: MissingWillow on February 17, 2016 02:54:23 PM
I adore that!


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 17, 2016 03:26:37 PM
Here's two blankets that I've just finished making for a nursing/Veteran's home:


Close up of the stitches:


The first blanket used a box stitch and the second blanket used a linen stitch.

But of course, I have another one in the making on my crochet hook!  ::) ;D

Oh...I didn't know if this *really* counted towards the 50 projects, but I wanted to post it:

I've previously posted about what this organization is about (Project Night Night).  The blankets/scarves/hats that I've been crocheting are all being donated to a domestic violence shelter in my area.  I'm posting about this again to show what a group of 10 (typically how many is donated at one time to a place) that are ready to go look like.  The stuffed animals in the bags were stuffed and dressed by myself and a group of women at my Temple (So do they count as crafted?).


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Post by: lindyv321 on February 17, 2016 04:28:07 PM
Ooh that bunny card is too sweet!  The miniature looks so perfectly real. Fabulous blankets! Such a good cause too. I don't sew much but love my walking foot!


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Post by: kbrison on February 17, 2016 05:31:08 PM
I've never sewn leather, so I definitely admire your project, Tex.

Bunny, that bunny is so cute! Nice card you've used it on.

MW, the miniature bakery looks so perfect! Very nice assortment of breads.

LBBB, you do so much for others. I'm sure your lap blankets, hats, and scarves will be deeply appreciated.


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 17, 2016 06:42:39 PM
kbrison-thanks!  :-*


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 17, 2016 07:13:29 PM
Wow!  That miniature bakery is fantastic!  So much to see in such a small space...the breads look especially fresh and yummy!

The bunny is so cute...and of course you are good at making bunny designs....;D

Audio--I have always loved your art style.  That ATC is really well done!

Nice blankets!  The stitching and the colors go together nicely!  I love how you mixed those greens!  Do you use any particular formula to how many rows you do of each color?  I am making a huge afghan now and followed a pretty complicated row count that I thought would be interesting.  Not sure if there was an easier way!

Of course putting together donation packages count as a project...this is a craftalong for anything craft and cooking related...we also include gardening projects!



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Post by: kbrison on February 17, 2016 08:42:25 PM
I exceeded 50 projects as of this evening! Looking good to reach my 190 goal for the year. Doing happy dance!


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Post by: carolmb on February 18, 2016 03:50:29 AM
WOW

kbrison you are a crafting machine!!



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Post by: lindyv321 on February 18, 2016 04:38:12 AM
I forgot to mention audio's ATC and how awesome it is too!

Kbrison you are a crafting machine!


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Post by: fluffypants on February 18, 2016 06:31:13 AM
Beautiful projects all around!

I love the Hitchhiker's Guide ATC! I could see a bigger version framed in a tiki bar. :)


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 18, 2016 11:17:17 AM
Oh my word, that bakery!  Wowsa!

Loving the charitable donations, ladies.  I'm going to be doing some charity work tonight and I'm really looking forward to it!


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Post by: underthemountain on February 18, 2016 12:35:22 PM
Love it all, esp the awesome goodies everyone is making for their charities.  Craftsters have the biggest hearts!!!!  :)


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Post by: that1girl on February 18, 2016 03:33:27 PM
13.
i found a half finished blanket at the thrift shop. some the the granny square have black around the edges already , some dont. I used all the ones with black. still have a bunch of grannys left. I think its made with a caron simply soft. i used black red heart pound of yarn.
14.
no  pattern i just started with 50 stitches and added cables around. used knit picks brava bulky

15.
no pattern, kinda copied a hat picture i saw on pintrest

16.

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/that1girl/prince-protea-square
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/that1girl/emmalynn-square-12
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/that1girl/spiro-star
i used red heart, simply soft, Purl Essence


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 18, 2016 04:08:41 PM
That1girl, you are a yarnie machine!  You must have bionic fingers!


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Post by: yofi on February 18, 2016 04:32:57 PM
That1girl, I love the hats and granny squares -- and how cool that you could rescue the blanket!  LBaBB I love all your charity stuff, and I'm looking up Project Night Night.
The fish ATC is fantastic as well -- so much great stuff here!

I've got a few to contribute to the craft pool.  Still one swap item waiting to post but here's a little of what I've been doing lately...

3. Amaretti
Everybody’s watching their weight after the holidays.  But a little cookie can’t hurt, right?
I used up the last of my almond flour and the last of the little candy boxes from Christmas.  Win-win!

4. Blue hat 
On a whim.  Well, and stash busting.  My mantra for this year!

5. Fili convertible mitts[/I] 
My first experience as a pattern tester.  Luckily, most of the other testers were well ahead of me, so I benefited from their experience.  What a fun, fun pattern.  The top of the mitt buttons down, or flips back so you can use your fingers.  Really ingenious construction and  I learned from it.

6. Bundt 
What do you do with a good, but rather plain chocolate bundt cake?  Dress it up with melted chocolate, of course!

7. Moondust - Junker Jane swap   This was from the Junker Jane-style doll swap.  My partner said she liked zombies and hippies, so I combined the two with this pleasant-spirited walking dead.
My partner also liked cats, so I made Moondust a pet – “Rolf, Eater of Worlds”

8. Double chocolate cookies

And….cakes and pie for the carpenter.…  I'm winding up one project I've been doing at his shop (and hope to post it soon!) -- and of course, I've already dragged a few more things down to him...


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 18, 2016 04:34:40 PM
Bionic fingers that can crochet ANYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: texscrapper on February 18, 2016 05:42:13 PM
Missing Willow - that mini bakery is so cool!
 
LBB - Love all the charity crafting! I love have you generously use your talents to serve others <3

that1girl - I love the yarnie projects - especially those sweet granny squares!

yofi - Amazing projects, but will you PLEASE send me that bundt cake - I want to bake something warm and chocolaty now, but I may have to stick with frozen Thin Mints ;)


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 18, 2016 05:45:06 PM
Thanks!


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Post by: that1girl on February 18, 2016 06:28:47 PM
thank all
yofi - love that hat and mitts


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Post by: yoopidou on February 18, 2016 07:53:51 PM
Bunny1kenobi, of course, you're quite talented at drawing bunnies!

Missingwillow, like I said, I love your miniature. It reminds me of the French bread from Lionel Poilane, so tasty.

Fun atc, Audio. I especially like the colors of the background.

LLBB, the pink blanket is very cute.

That1girl, it's great that you saved this unfinished granny blanket from the thrift store. My favorite is the last blanket with many blues and varied flowers.

Yofi, the cable hat is beautiful and the amaretti cookies look delicious.


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Post by: lindyv321 on February 19, 2016 04:38:03 AM
That blue blanket is gorgeous that1girl!! I can imagine it in so many other fun colors too!

I adore the junker Jane doll yofi!!


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 19, 2016 06:34:39 AM
What a great idea to save a blanket from a thrift store!  I never would have thought of that!

I needed a 'time out'  ::) last night so I worked on this:

I have one of the bigger coloring books, with more pages, but it's overwhelming to me to color in all that on one page.  DH gave me a smaller, more workable book for Valentine's Day.  This image came from that.

(Since I joined the ATC swap, I treated myself to gel pens, colored pencils, etc... and was eager to try all of them out!  :D)


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 19, 2016 06:55:02 AM
I love those coloring books!  You did a wonderful colorful job with your owl...very nice!

that1girl--those blue granny squares look complicated but beautiful!

I have parts of an afghan that my mom started but never finished...you have motivated me to get on it...I am sure I can find some yarn that closely matches what she used...she started the afghan in the 1970's but never got it done...

yofi--just looking at your baked goods is making me gain weight!!  I love those little powdered sugar cookies...my mom used to make those...if only I could eat just one...I could finish that plate easily!

Those gloves/fingerless mitts are genius!  Please let us know when the pattern will be available...i would be very interested in them.

kbrison!!!!!!!!!!  Congrats!!!!  wow--you are definitely on the fast track to reach your lofty goal! 

UTM--I agree--Craftsters have the biggest hearts and use their talents to help others...it makes me tear up to think of all of the wonderful and hard work put into projects that can benefit those less fortunate...*tears*


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Post by: underthemountain on February 20, 2016 03:51:37 PM
Sadly I haven't been doing much crafting, but today I did make a batch of 1' buttons (200 of them!) for the Difference Makers.  Phew!  Their sponsor wanted to treat them to a little swag.   Their web address is printed on the side (sorry you can only see that in 1 button in the photo)  :)  I plan to bring some of these to our Canada meetup as tiny thankyous.  :)


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Post by: gala_apples on February 20, 2016 05:03:07 PM
I made myself a nice warm pair of sweat pants. Archie print, because a)my mom had like 5 meters of it from when I was a child and I'm also in the destash craftalong, and b) because sometimes you just gotta be a kid at heart.



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Post by: rantyhippie on February 20, 2016 05:15:10 PM
I mounted some quilt blocks my mother in law made on embroidery hoops and made them into wall hangings for the house today. I have been doing small projects this week to take my mind off my miscarriage.






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Post by: bethntim on February 20, 2016 05:57:09 PM
RantyHippie many hugs and squeezes to you, I've been in the same boat and you're right, it helps to do something to keep your mind off of it.  *Hugs*
they are absolutely gorgeous!


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Post by: kbrison on February 20, 2016 07:02:40 PM
Ranty, so very sorry. A very close family member has had the same experience, the last time following an invitro procedure. Heartbreaking in any circumstance but please know that your crafter friends care.

Nice to see that you've created something beautiful from what might be thought of as useless by non-crafters. Can I will my unfinished quilts or blocks to you??? My daughters are crafty but neither quilts, so I'm not sure what they might do with any unfinished projects of mine.


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Post by: rantyhippie on February 20, 2016 07:43:45 PM
Ranty, so very sorry. A very close family member has had the same experience, the last time following an invitro procedure. Heartbreaking in any circumstance but please know that your crafter friends care.

Nice to see that you've created something beautiful from what might be thought of as useless by non-crafters. Can I will my unfinished quilts or blocks to you??? My daughters are crafty but neither quilts, so I'm not sure what they might do with any unfinished projects of mine.

Thanks, they were parts of quilts she had started but never finished.  I had a few I was able to make into quilts as well, I will post them when I am done binding them. I couldn't bear to toss away all that hard work.

I love extra quilt blocks! :) the more the merrier!



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Post by: lindyv321 on February 20, 2016 07:56:56 PM
So so sorry rantyhippie...

I made a dollar store Easter wreath


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Post by: underthemountain on February 20, 2016 09:16:03 PM
Rantiehippie, I'm so sorry to hear that. *hugs*


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: carolmb on February 21, 2016 12:03:18 PM
Not a lot of crafting done but some this weekend

For a set of four that I am working on for my son in law who loves dr who

adipose


am currently working on the tardis which will be hollow and have working doors...

I also got two more partners blocks done in the block swap




working on the next partner through out this next week

well and wonderment
carol


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 21, 2016 12:54:25 PM
Oh, rantyhippie, I'm so sorry for your loss.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 21, 2016 05:23:38 PM
rantyhippie--I am very sorry for your loss.  Take care of yourself in whatever way will help you through your grief. Keeping busy and creative must help...you made some nice wall hangings!  What a good idea for those quilt blocks...I have quite a few just like kbrison!

UTM--very generous of you to make all of those buttons!  It is hard labor!

ha ha love those Archie PJ bottoms...yeah, sometimes you have to be a kid again!

carolmb--your quilt blocks are moving right along!  I recognize the card trick ones for homerof2!

lindy--Easter?  already? Yikes!  You are ahead of the game with that cute wreath. 



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Post by: underthemountain on February 21, 2016 07:36:09 PM
Hi Always!  :)  We are going to be making buttons at our STEM night with your machine.  I'm going to start looking for some fun science images to supplement my collection! :)


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Post by: texscrapper on February 22, 2016 07:08:15 AM
Sending you love and prayers rantyhippie.

Carol - what amazing quilt blocks! And I am in awe of anything yarnie!

lindy - it's amazing what kind of cuteness can appear from dollar store finds! Cute wreath!

I finished off a swap project in the OWS - I really wanted to keep this one, but I'll be letting it go .... I'll post pics one it's received. I'm also working on my SIL's birthday gift - a Spa towel, head wrap, and neckwarmer. I'll also enclose some handmade soaps that I got from etsy :)  Hoping to knock these out this evening!


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Post by: lindyv321 on February 22, 2016 09:40:23 AM
My partner received her box in the Harry Potter swap so I can share!

I cut vinyl with my Silhouette for a car decal. I think I sent her the Hogwarts crest and the Deathly Hallows symbol


And for inside


Also...



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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 22, 2016 10:38:10 AM
Lindy, you've been busy!  Love the decals and the hoopla especially. Super cute wreath, too!

Great quilt blocks!  I've been working on a quilt myself and have gained a whole new appreciation for all of that cutting....!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 22, 2016 11:13:07 AM
I love cutting!

Fun fabulous fandom frivolities! ;D  You rock HP projects, lindy!


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Post by: lindyv321 on February 22, 2016 01:43:23 PM
Thanks guys!


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Post by: underthemountain on February 23, 2016 04:23:45 AM
Wow, awesome HP goodies Lindy.  :)  Really love the decals and hoop, esp.


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Post by: cursive_queen on February 23, 2016 08:39:30 AM
Lindy - I love all your HP goodies.  I'm really jealous you can make your own decals - I would probably go nuts with that


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Post by: scaramouche on February 23, 2016 10:00:10 AM
I completed 10 glowing orbs as props for  a larp this weekend, all handpainted and wired by me :)


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Post by: lindyv321 on February 23, 2016 10:05:48 AM
Oooh pretty!


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Post by: yofi on February 23, 2016 10:45:16 AM
Those orbs are awesome!  How did you do that - if you don't mind me asking?  Think they'd be useful for all sorts of situations...

I love the HP crafts, lindy, especially the light switch.  Sometimes it's the simplest things that catch my eye!

My partner recieved the last swap, so I can post a few more things.


9. Thylacine flag
 
This was part of the Paleontology Swap, and was educational as well as fun.  I had never heard of Thylacines, also known as Tasmainan Tigers, who became extinct in the 20th century.  I did stenciling, layered fabric and embroidery on this flag.


10. Trilobites

Of course, I had to include something a little sweet in the Paleontolgy swap, too….Peanut butter chocolate trilobites!


11. Unlined pouches
De-stash, de-stash, de-stash…. Turned a few upholstery samples into little pouches the size of a clutch purse. 
Now that I’ve kinda figured out how to do this, I want to make a few lined bags as well.  Lord knows I have enough fabric….

Still in the middle of a few projects, and trying to force myself to finish at least one before I launch another.  Some people are good at balancing multiple crafts; I'm happier when I've got just one focus.  You know, along with my job... my house... the cats... my family...



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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 23, 2016 11:05:41 AM
The orbs are fantastic!  I'd also love to know how you did those!

And the trilobites look delish!


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Post by: puzzled-penguin on February 23, 2016 11:12:55 AM
Lindyv321, I love the "always" embroidery and yofi, your Thylacine flag is really cool. scaramouche, those orbs look like they'll be beautiful lit or unlit.

I've got a few swap/ challenges wrapped up and ready to post.









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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 23, 2016 03:15:26 PM


Another blanket for the nursing home...the first photo is the total blanket.
The second photo is the stitch...it's a star stitch, I think.

I'm not too happy with this blanket.  I had to frog it several times to get the length right and that made the starts and stops of colors.

Oh well...I'll be making a few more...lots more chances to practice.  ::) ;D


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Post by: yofi on February 23, 2016 03:16:31 PM
"By Grabthar's Hammer... what a hoopla!"
Wonderful job on all the embroidery!

Ladybug, that throw looks delightfully squishy and soft.


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Post by: underthemountain on February 23, 2016 03:52:29 PM
Amazing!  Really love the embroidery!!! 


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Post by: Krafty_Karasu on February 23, 2016 10:54:08 PM
scaramouche - those orbs are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!  I need like...3 dozen at least.  :D

puzzled-penguin - I love your needlework!  you're really making me want to try something like those felt hoops.  I especially love them.

here's my latest creation.  I present, Ziggy Stardust:



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Post by: lindyv321 on February 24, 2016 04:59:59 AM
Ziggurat turned out wonderfully.

Love all your needlework puzzled!! The bird is gorgeous!

LBBB's I really like the colors you chose for that blanket

I would love s chocolate peanut butter trilobite


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Post by: cursive_queen on February 24, 2016 06:18:14 AM
Krafty_Karasu - He turned out great!  I saw pictures from Quiltcon last week and someone made a Ziggy quilt

Puzzled Penguin - those are really lovely hoops.  I agree, the felt are really cool and maybe even something I could handle.

LadyBugs and Bumblebees - it's a lovely afghan even if it gave you fits

Yofi - that sounds like a fun swap to learn something new.  did you shape the trilobites yourself?  THe sort of have a neat textured look to them

Scaramouche - the orbs are super cool - they'd be a fun nightlight


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 24, 2016 09:36:19 AM
I really do appreciate the compliments on the simple and same items I am making for this craftalong.  I know there's not too much to say about it.

I really wasn't in to David Bowie (sorry) *runs for cover* but I can appreciate the effort, time, and feeling that went into that krafty_karasu!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 24, 2016 11:30:07 AM
I love seeing all the different kinds of projects!

Yofi--that flag is fabulous!  So much research and detail!

LBABB--you sure know your crochet stitches!  Thanks for telling us what you used so I can look them up! ;D  I know just the very basic stitches and I still have to look them up! ;D

Stitching on felt is my new obsession!  I have a few to show after my partner receives!


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Post by: carolmb on February 24, 2016 11:47:50 AM
Here is the next Dr Who Item LOL

not straight, but it works....turned out far bigger then I thought



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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 24, 2016 12:13:30 PM
I love the Tardis, but what is it's use?


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 24, 2016 12:14:32 PM
Here is the next Dr Who Item LOL

not straight, but it works....turned out far bigger then I thought


...and I'm guessing bigger on the inside as well!


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Post by: lindyv321 on February 24, 2016 07:07:02 PM
Did I post this yet?? My second attempt at the onesie. The words are much more visible and it's the first thing I've ever sold!


Love the TARDIS!


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Post by: Krafty_Karasu on February 25, 2016 12:08:20 AM
I really wasn't in to David Bowie (sorry) *runs for cover* but I can appreciate the effort, time, and feeling that went into that krafty_karasu!

don't worry.  I won't hold that against you.  ;)  and thanks.   :)


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 25, 2016 11:28:44 AM
cute onesie, Lindy!


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Post by: butterflyangel on February 25, 2016 04:38:51 PM
Wow I have a lot to catch up on!! Will go back and check everything out soon!
Here's a quick update!

6) SpiderMan quillow-my second one, first one was ruined



7)Spidey Hat-first time doing duplicate stitches


8) zombie box that I finally finished last night. Took me like 2-3 weeks! I looked up meds from video games/movies and printed out logos to go over real meds




Also did candy


All packed and ready to go!


I'm really excited about my zombie box can you tell? This is the only place I can really showcase it lol


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 26, 2016 11:37:53 AM
What a lot of work went into making that zombie box!!!!   :o  Do the containers all have items in them?

I made yet another blanket for a nursing home:

And the stitch used:

Half double crochet, back loop only

It's a very squishy blanket!  :D


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Post by: lindyv321 on February 27, 2016 11:58:17 AM
This is the hoop I stitched up for February for the hoopla along. This months theme was love.


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Post by: carolmb on February 28, 2016 05:20:36 AM
Here is the third in what will be a set of 4 from Dr. Who



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Post by: lindyv321 on February 28, 2016 06:56:46 AM
EEK!!! I love the weeping angel!!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 28, 2016 11:51:02 AM
That zombie box is incredible!  I love how you got into the theme and made all of the labels!  Your son is going to love his care package made just for him!

Please do a separate post on it so others can also enjoy it!! I also like that Spiderman hat!!!  I would never be able to knit that, but duplicate stitch, I can do!

Lindy--you do such nice hoops!  I know this one is extra special for you.

LBABB--love the ribbed texture of that blanket!  Again, thanks for the stitch...so many ideas for blankets...I might make a little dent in my stash if I made more blankets and less socks! ;D

carolmb--you are on a Dr. Who roll! 


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Post by: carolmb on February 28, 2016 12:16:12 PM
trying to get the dr who set done for my daughters partners birthday that is in april. I started early because I have mid terms coming up and the quilt block swap. so trying to make sure I get everything done in time to ship it to them.



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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 29, 2016 08:35:23 AM
Great Dr Who goodies!  And that's some serious Zombie love there!  Also think the quillow is amazing, and the hoop is fabulous, too.

I have a couple additions.  This will be for the Difference Makers auction:



I made some bookmarks for a lesson I taught at church yesterday.  78 of them!  I was initially going to laminate them, but then I decided that I wanted them to be able to make notes on the back, of things that might increase their personal peace, to make the theme of the lesson, peace, more applicable to them personally.



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Post by: texscrapper on February 29, 2016 09:00:19 AM
So much more awesome craftiness!

scarmouche - I love those glowing orbs - they rock!
puzzled penguin - those Scooby embroidery hoops are beyond amazing! I love things that remind me of my childhood :)
butterfly - That spiderman cap is awesome. - so in awe of those yarnie skills!
carolmb - I don't watch Dr Who (please don't "boo" me) but that weeping angel is AMAZING!

Here are a w projects that I've been working on

A necklace holder for a swap partner - made from a scrap of repurposed barn wood and some cool knobs from Hobby Lobby



And A spa wrap Towel and hair drying towel for my Sister-in-laws birthday gift. I paired these with some soaps that I found at the farmers market - she loves them!


 


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 29, 2016 10:06:43 AM
Digging the necklace hanger!


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Post by: cursive_queen on February 29, 2016 12:53:10 PM
3 finished baby quilts - 2 for co-workers and one that my dog acquired because one of the others bled color all over it

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=443996.0


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 29, 2016 12:58:40 PM
Love the necklace holder!

Cursive- I am going to prewash all of my reds from now on...that is a shame...I loved all of those quilts, but the red and turquoise one is stunning (and that is the culprit one, right?)

bunny--very nice donation necklace...such pretty charms!

A friend of mine who lives in Hawaii is visiting Chicago...can you imagine going from hot paradise to cold winter? ha ha

Anyway, she wanted something to keep her head and face warm and sent me a picture of what she wanted.  I told her to make sure she wore a hat and scarf so she would not be mistaken for a bank robber... ;D



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Post by: cursive_queen on February 29, 2016 01:00:25 PM
Yup AIMR.  I think the red dot backing from hobby lobby may have been the worst offender.  I hate to pre-wash fat quarters - then they shrink and fray and it can mess up your fabric requirements for a pattern


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 29, 2016 01:07:21 PM
I never wash fat quarters...they even say not to prewash on the label...I would go back to Hobby Lobby and see if you can find it and check the label...that is horrible for all that work!


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Post by: texscrapper on February 29, 2016 01:38:04 PM
Those quilts are beautiful cursive queen, but the color bleed is heartbreaking!

AIMR - I love the "bank robber" hat - I wish it would get cold enough in TX to wear one!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 29, 2016 01:51:26 PM
I always pre-wash my fabrics no matter what I'm making.  That way if it's going to bleed or shrink, it will do so before I start sewing it.

So heartbreaking that your beautiful quilt was ruined!


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Post by: bookstorebabe on February 29, 2016 04:18:52 PM
I love those quilts! It's such a shame about the fabric bleeding from that one.


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Post by: bethntim on February 29, 2016 04:53:26 PM
cursive_queen I feel your pain. my favorite auntie hand pieced and hand quilted this gorgeous quilt for my wedding present and the first time I washed it, the brilliant whites turned a ghastly shade of pink. I cried for dayssssssssss



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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 29, 2016 04:55:05 PM
I know absolutely nothing about quilting, but isn't the fabric supposed to be washed before it's used?  Wouldn't that prevent the colors running?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bethntim on February 29, 2016 04:59:10 PM
I know absolutely nothing about quilting, but isn't the fabric supposed to be washed before it's used?  Wouldn't that prevent the colors running?
yes, yes it is
And I speak only for myself here, when I get home from the fabric store I want to tear into my new stash so I don't have the patience to wait for my fabric to be laundered.  Caveat emptor


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 29, 2016 04:59:29 PM
What I want to know is why everyone covers their foam heads with newspaper?  Seriously.  ???  (I did it b/c everyone else was doing it.)  ;)


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Post by: bethntim on February 29, 2016 05:02:12 PM
In other news... I MADE MORE HATS!!  Holy cow, I'll be happy when this is over, 14 down, 86 to go.  I don't know about you all but when I'm commissioned to do something, I kinda lose interest in it.  I love making things at my leisure but when there's a deadline a wave of panic washes over me and I feel horribly unmotivated.  And if I make something for myself, I feel guilty because I'm not working on what I promised someone


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: calliemae on February 29, 2016 06:56:02 PM
I didn't manage a whole lot in February, but I did get a few things finished.

Sewn reusable shopping tote


Knit dropped stitch shopping tote


Knit tea caddy


Knit double seed stitch slouchy hat


Cardinal painting


Butterfly paintings on inserts from a box of chocolates


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 01, 2016 07:41:41 AM
I FINALLY have something to post for this craftalong that is NOT made of yarn!  Whoopee!  ::) :D

I joined the TM swap, and made a practice patch:
FRONT:

BACK:


This is my first ever patch so if anyone could give me feedback on it, I would really appreciate it.  Thanks!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: RedheadWithThread on March 01, 2016 07:51:50 AM
I've been away for a while because the cushioning in my chair is wearing thin so it's NOT comfortable to me right now :P
But I have been making crafts and here they are:


(these were 99% finished: the hats just needed the little details)
(made a couple of these in December but most of them were made in January)



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Renstar on March 01, 2016 10:19:53 AM
I've finally made something else with my denim stash. On Saturday I was sat watching the 6 Nations, (a *very important* rugby tournament that happens every year in the European northern hemisphere), so rather than just sit, I decided to break out the denim. When I went to bed it looked like I'd been sat in a denim explosion.

Out of which came this:




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 01, 2016 10:48:55 AM
It looks awesome!  Is it a pillow?


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Post by: Renstar on March 01, 2016 11:33:54 AM
We would call it a pouffe, I think Americans would use the term Ottoman? It can be used to sit on or as a footstool.
I just kept pinning things like it on Pinterest so thought I'd get on and make one!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 01, 2016 12:44:40 PM
Freakie--I love those crochet bags...ha ha glow in the dark thread? My advice for a thinly padded chair: cushion your butt, girl...I like carrying my own cushion back there... ;D.

Renstar--I have so many denim thing pinned!!!  My old jeans are starting to pile up in the corner...that is a good practical idea!

calliemae--I love those kind of bags...they are so useful for so many things!  I like to keep a bunch in my car.  I also adore your cardinal painting...they are my favorite bird!

LBABB--ATCs and now TM patches? Hurray for you!!!  My only suggestion is to use lightweight batting for the insides to keep them a bit flatter...what are you going to do with yours?  I am making a padded notebook cover for my favorite organizer.  The old cover is looking shabby and I am too cheap to buy a new one, so just going to cover it up when I make enough patches! ;D



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 01, 2016 03:07:57 PM
AIMR, just wait till you see the two ATC's I made today!  I was so proud of them that I made everyone in the house go in my craft room to take a look at them!  ;D  And I haven't posted the two new TM patches I made today as well.   :D  It was a very productive day!

Thank you about the suggesting about the lightweight batting...I pulled apart the fiberfill that TM suggested in her youtube video but it still seems too puffy.

(Me and the girls CRAFTED  ;D homemade pizza for dinner tonight too!) ;)


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Post by: bethntim on March 01, 2016 07:23:40 PM
this week's hat progress


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Post by: plaidpineapple on March 01, 2016 09:41:44 PM
Loving all your hats bethntim. 
Great job on the many projects calliemae.  That hat looks so snuggly.
Freakiegeeky- that Star Wars set is awesome.
Renstar-great pouffe, way to upcycle!


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 02, 2016 04:52:23 AM
I made two more practice TM patches, in subjects I enjoy:



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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 02, 2016 07:57:25 AM
The ladybug patch is wonderful! 


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Post by: bookstorebabe on March 02, 2016 12:03:12 PM
Nifty hats! And I love teeshaa moore patches.
Made a thing! Mixed media piece.
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=444528.0


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 02, 2016 12:06:34 PM
That mixed media piece is beautiful!  What did you use to make it?

I just finished another blanket for a nursing home:

And the stitches:

The stitch used for this blanket is the blanket stitch, oddly enough!  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 02, 2016 12:18:43 PM
It took me 29 days to finish ONE crochet blanket! 

I love this one...and I am going to try this stitch--it looks lacy and complicated!

wow--love that mixed media piece...it looks like denim and mirrors...off to read more!


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Post by: bookstorebabe on March 02, 2016 12:37:28 PM
Ooh, nice blanket!
I used a wooden cabinet door, spray paint, broken jewelry, chains, a ton of beads, mardi gras beads, and tiny mirrors. And lots of E6000. ^_^


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 02, 2016 12:45:26 PM
I so enjoy your projects...I just spent the last hour looking at all of your posts and pinning more things...this year, I really want to take all of my mother's old jewelry and make a small picture frame for my brother and my sister. I am using some of your posts for guidance!

I also want to do some keys...I have a shoe box full!


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Post by: bookstorebabe on March 02, 2016 12:51:02 PM
Aw, thank you, Always! I bet your frames will be beautiful.


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Post by: underthemountain on March 02, 2016 03:06:45 PM
Made a few new steampunk items.  Here's my newest favs...little cats.  the gears form their bodies...on the first one the silver parts that cross the gear suggest their legs


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 02, 2016 03:38:19 PM
I love it!  Thx for answering my question!


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 02, 2016 03:40:42 PM
The blanket stitch is just one single crochet and two double in one.  On the starting chain, you skip two chains between stitches.


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Post by: suereal on March 02, 2016 03:49:09 PM
oh so Kawaii UTM!  And so clever ;D.  I've never seen anything like those ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 02, 2016 05:39:38 PM
Love the steampunk kitties!

Thanks, LBABB!  I am doing a blanket using that stitch now!


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Post by: underthemountain on March 02, 2016 06:21:24 PM
heehee, thanks!  :)  I was pretty happy when I figured out those kitties.  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 02, 2016 06:34:35 PM
Post the blanket using that stitch when you're done, I'd love to see it!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 02, 2016 06:39:09 PM
Post the blanket using that stitch when you're done, I'd love to see it!

might take me a month!


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Post by: lindyv321 on March 03, 2016 05:02:00 AM
Oooh that mixed media piece is really pretty! You TM patches are turning out great. I should probably go sign up for that round. I am going to try using cotton batting in mine next time  cause they always end up too puffy.

The blanket is beautiful and I really like the steampunk kitties!


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 03, 2016 05:43:47 AM
lindy, you should join!


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 03, 2016 05:47:15 AM
Naaahhhh...you just gotta drop everything like me and sit and make blankets!  ::)  You can do that, can't you? ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 03, 2016 05:51:02 AM
Naaahhhh...you just gotta drop everything like me and sit and make blankets!  ::)  You can do that, can't you? ;D

I have done four rows...;D

lindy--I use cotton batting scraps to make TM projects...since I quilt, I have tons of it...it is on sale now at Joann's as well!

MARCH is National Crafting Month!  Let's blow out the month with tons of crafts, everyone!!!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 03, 2016 10:08:14 AM
Missingwillow was one of my partners in the IYP swap.  She took better pictures than I did, so here are the things I made in February: ;D

Stuff I made in February (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442583.msg5372118#msg5372118)


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Post by: MissingWillow on March 03, 2016 11:25:52 AM
She spoiled me!  SPOILED ME, I tell ya!


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Post by: carolmb on March 03, 2016 02:07:37 PM
more quilt blocks for the block swap




One more partner to make blocks for and they will all be done..YIPPY

it is one of my best loved swaps....I just love making all the different blocks and getting all the different blocks from my partners. 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: texscrapper on March 03, 2016 02:25:38 PM
It's National Craft Month?!!?!?! NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOO .................

I have too much going on at work and not enough time to craft all day :( I even got a new toy delivered on Monday from UPS, and I haven't had a chance to play with it yet. I did manage to make a necklace for the OWS swap, so I'll post once it's received.


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Post by: Krafty_Karasu on March 03, 2016 05:30:57 PM
oh yeah!  duh.  I forgot to post my latest creation.



(https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=444825.0)

it's a needle book book; a needle book that looks like an actual hardcover book.  ;D  I modeled it after a book series I enjoy, The House of Night, specifically the first book Marked.  I found the moon and made it blue, then used glow-in-the-dark floss to make the diamond/HON and swirls.  I also made the tiny moon on the spine.  the book is 3 inches tall (somewhere between 2.5 and 2.75 inches wide), but the angle makes it look bigger for some reason.  it's kinda hard to tell, but the last picture is of it glowing.  you can see a slight green to the floss color.  I have no clue how to photograph glow-in-the-dark stuff.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 03, 2016 05:44:22 PM
EVERY month is craft month for me!  ::) ;)

AIMR...your ability to craft in so many forms amazes me!  Your thoughtfulness also takes everything to a whole other level!  I LOVE everything you made for MissingWillow!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on March 04, 2016 04:49:50 AM
lindy, you should join!

I will try to remember to get over there this weekend and send my info in. I need to work on a personal swap too!


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Post by: bookstorebabe on March 04, 2016 07:10:20 AM
KK, your needlework always impresses me.  So much stitching for something so small!
And Always, that's a mind boggling amount of goodies, and they're all so great.


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Post by: underthemountain on March 04, 2016 07:14:39 AM
Wow, Always what a stunning package.  Great goodies as usual!  :)


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 04, 2016 07:34:03 AM
Thanks everyone...I truly love the IYP since you get a chance to get to know one person pretty well (I love stalking almost as much as making stuff!)

carolmb--you should love that swap...you make such gorgeous blocks!  I love the words!  I agree--it is a chance for beginners to learn new things and experienced quilters to be challenged and spread their wings...this round is especially interesting!

I love needle books!  Yours is very unique!  I must investigate that glow in the dark thread...seems like it really works!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on March 04, 2016 05:10:09 PM
bookstorebabe - awww...  *^_^*

alwaysinmyroom - thank you!  and yes!  check it out!  it does glow which makes this project a little more fun.  ;D  and to think I was going to buy silver floss (it looked tarnished anyway.  it was weird).


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: suereal on March 04, 2016 05:55:22 PM
I buy skeins/spools of glow thread/floss any time I find them.  They have been harder and harder to find over the last few years.  So if you find it stock up ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: carolmb on March 04, 2016 06:40:34 PM
The fourth item for the Dr Who set I have been working on is just about done. just need to add snaps to the blazer and make a sonic screwdriver out of clay and he will be done.

I will get some better pictures when I post to the crochet board the whole set.

10th Doctor


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Post by: Krafty_Karasu on March 04, 2016 09:24:03 PM
after seeing this adorable bunny pick at the craft store, I knew I had to have it and make something.  all Easter picks were 40% off, so I looked through the others they had and found the cute branch with little blue buds and eggs.  then I figured I could make something like what my mom has; her nephew's oldest daughter decorated a terracotta pot and put a plant in it to give to my mom.  once the plant died (mom has a black thumb), she got the idea to put a styrofoam ball in it with a piece cut off to make it flat, then fill it with fake flowers to go with the season/holiday and cover the styrofoam with glass gems/stones.  it's super cute.  when I bought my picks, I bought her a cute little pink bunny and a purple egg to stick in with the spring flowers.  ;D  ANYWAY, I found a small terracotta pot, a styrofoam cone (I couldn't buy a single ball the size I needed) to cut down, then found the cute little calla lilies.  then on a quick trip to another craft store, I found the glittery egg scatter and I had to have them!!!  the glass stones I've had for a while and they work much better than the glass orbs I was going to use.  so I put them all together and came up with this!!!



I finished this next item like a month ago or so, but I never got around to taking a picture of it.  I wanted to make one with mint yarn, but do you know how hard it is to find mint yarn?!  so when I found the mint plastic canvas, I flipped!  but I didn't want to cover it up, so I just decided to put designs in the corners.  I wanted to use black yarn to put it together, but I found the black yarn with silver in it to be a better choice.   ;D



you normally can't see the color of the box, but a camera flash shows everything.   :P


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: plaidpineapple on March 04, 2016 09:47:04 PM
Here are a few of my latest projects.
A couple of mug rugs:


Linen baskets:


And a St. Patrick's Day Decoration:


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on March 05, 2016 01:19:38 AM
I bought and painted this door like 2 or 3 years ago, then put it away and forgot about it.  oops.  so, since I'm on a roll tonight, I finished it up!  that moss, smells wonderful, by the way.



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Post by: that1girl on March 05, 2016 04:37:49 AM



http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pint-sized-pines

i got an order to make 30 of these

now im working on mittens for the year https://www.facebook.com/groups/204528653217806/


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on March 05, 2016 04:40:21 AM
oh wow!!!  that's a neat take on mini pine trees!!!  you could make some really neat ones with this method!  ooo...I'd love to be able to make these and use my black and silver yarn.  that would be pretty for a gothic forest.  ;D


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Post by: lindyv321 on March 05, 2016 10:42:17 AM
I love those trees!!!!!


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Post by: carolmb on March 06, 2016 05:31:27 AM
Two of the last three sets of blocks for the swap are done



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on March 06, 2016 06:45:24 AM
oh crap!  I never posted the item I finished hours ago!

(https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=445153.msg5372743#msg5372743)

my Halloween cabinet!  click the picture to see more about it.  ;)  and yes, I know it's supposedly spring.  but Halloween is my favorite holiday and I'll craft for it whenever I want to.  so there.  :P


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Post by: butterflyangel on March 06, 2016 12:44:19 PM
Man doing this on a phone is not easy!

9)St paddys cookies

I used a key lime cake mix to make these cookies and added in some green m&ms

10)Spidey Pineheels

These should've been posted with the spidey blanket & hat but forgot! I tried to make some pinwheels again.

Of course the ones with the best spiral are burned

11)slutty brownies


12-15)brownies
I totally forgot to take pics of all of my brownies separately except for this one in the box lol

The ones I made: turtle,caramel, s'mores,Reese's

16-17)cookies

Cookies include ones with mini marshmallows and Oreos

18)Easter rice krispies

So I tried to do 3 diff layers:yellow, pink, and purple but it didn't really come off like that haha



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Post by: Krafty_Karasu on March 06, 2016 06:26:48 PM
butterflyangel, your sweets are not helping my mental state as far as my diet goes.  :D  I need to eat ALL the sweets!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 07, 2016 05:52:54 AM
I joined the ATC swap in January, I think, and I'm pleased with how my learning/artistic progress is going!  :D  Here are two recent ATCs I've made for this swap:




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Post by: cursive_queen on March 07, 2016 06:29:34 AM
Mmmm all those sweets look fabulous!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 07, 2016 06:46:23 AM
I love the little Halloween shrine!

That1girl--I would not have the patience to make all of those little trees! What yarn did you use?

LBABB--looks like you are really getting into the ATCs!  Love your mushroom drawing...and how clever to use fortune cookie fortunes for an ATC!  I like doing that, too!

carolmb--I love those blocks!  hee hee it must be partially because they are going to be MINE!  Thanks for posting...they are wonderful for my next Wounded Warrior quilt (local and not national...in case anyone is following the scandal...)...

I like drooling over the sweets...good thing I can't cook or else I would be making a few of those (slutty brownies?)...mmmmm



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on March 07, 2016 07:09:42 AM
I love the little Halloween shrine!

SHRINE!  that's the word I've been trying to think of!  geez!!!!!!!!!!!!  lol

and thanks!  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 07, 2016 05:36:07 PM
I have not been doing a lot of small crafting because I have been working on two afghans.  This one is for a friend who asked for these particular colors for her newly decorated family room.  It is huge! Took me just about all of February.

The design is a ripple with odd numbers in each row.
 

Folded up:


I also made a baby afghan for a baby born at the end of February. Made with stash of whatever colors I could find that were sort of neutral. I wasn't sure what colors the nursery was, but the baby was a boy, and I was not going to go buy yarn.  I used the blanket stitch that I learned from LBABB!  I love that stitch! It measures 35x50 inches.



Close-up of stitch:


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Post by: bethntim on March 07, 2016 06:05:12 PM
the afghans are fabulous alwaysinmyroom!  you're a great friend!


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 07, 2016 07:20:39 PM
AIMR, I love the kindness you showed to those people by making them such special blankets!  I am also glad you enjoyed the blanket stitch...it's mindless once you get started, but the end result is so pretty.

Buuuuutttt...the colors of the big afghan....ummmm.....errrrrrr....

Different strokes for different folks, I guess.  ::)


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 07, 2016 09:40:03 PM
lol you know that I did not pick those colors...yeah, people have different taste...I know she asked me because she could not find other things to "match" her decor...hmmmm...there must have been a reason for that, right? ha ha ha oh well, at least she loved it!


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Post by: lindyv321 on March 08, 2016 04:44:13 AM
The ripple stitch design is really pretty but not my favorite color combo either!


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Post by: texscrapper on March 08, 2016 05:46:10 AM
AIMR - Those afghans are awesome - I love that ripple stitch. The colors aren't so bad - if I stand back and look at them they go together  ;D I love the color combo of the second one! 

butterflyangel - those sweets look divine! Slutty Brownies! I had forgotten about those - I made them a few times for the teachers at my kiddos school and they devoured them. Those things are sinful!

My partner in the OWS received - I claimed her for a pinterest inspired necklace. This was fun to put together since it's rodeo time in Houston :)



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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 08, 2016 07:29:16 AM
Thanks, texscrapper!  Hubby really liked the ripple afghan but I told him he would have to pick different colors.  I will see if my friend will take a picture of it in her family room...lol--they definitely don't match up to my family room colors!

I love western stuff!  The bracelet is really nice!  Is the rusted boot a local thing?  I love it!


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 08, 2016 07:37:09 AM
I made six ATC's for myself, family, and friends:


Do these count as six separate projects or one group of items?

(The quote is from the movie: 'The Help'.)


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Post by: carolmb on March 09, 2016 04:37:11 AM
Last set of blocks complete for the Block Swap




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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 09, 2016 06:02:37 AM
I want to see that movie, LBABB!  Sounds like the message is indeed positive for all!  Nice job!

carolmb--I love that you are posting here and on the quilt block gallery---I get to see my lovely blocks twice! ;D

I especially love the middle one...those are fantastic colors...can't wait to get them!


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Post by: ZombieLili on March 09, 2016 10:04:43 AM
Wow...it's already march...the time flies by so fast.

Here are tiny origami crane earings. I put some clear laquer on them to make them more durable.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=691915)



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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 09, 2016 12:39:32 PM
How can you even see to make those tiny things?  They are lovely!  I like how you have two on each one...the bottom one is just so tiny!


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Post by: yofi on March 10, 2016 10:05:55 AM
Those cranes are soooo tiny!
But lovely!  Nice tip about the lacquer.

Love the afghans, AIMR -- that's some speedy work, too!

And I love the quilt squares carol -- the colors are beautiful, but I keep looking at it and marvelling that all the little squares match up and ... are square!  Beyond my talents!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 10, 2016 11:07:17 AM
Thanks, yofi...I am glad to have them done and delivered!


in the Scrappy Trip Around the world quilt block swap, we learned how to make these...you do not sew all of the individual squares!  You sew strips, cut them, then sew them in rows!  Super beginner stuff!  I love the technique!

instructions to make this block  (http://quiltville.com/scrappytripspf.html)


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Post by: carolmb on March 10, 2016 01:07:10 PM
very easy block to put together using the stripes.


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on March 10, 2016 01:11:49 PM
Made a gift for my honey today - first time I've ever stenciled a cap and it was a challenge!!  But I think it turned out pretty well.   Also good practice for the upcoming Undercover Fandom swap!  :D



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Post by: cursive_queen on March 10, 2016 01:22:09 PM
Bunny1kenobi - that is great and clever.  it took me a second, but once you get it - giggle and eww


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Post by: puzzled-penguin on March 10, 2016 01:24:11 PM
I freaking adore that hat bunny!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 10, 2016 02:13:39 PM
OK--I seriously need that hat...lol...ewwww....great job--looks crisp and clean!  Perfect for the "subtle" nature of that swap...only a fan would understand...and eewwwwwww! lol


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Post by: suereal on March 10, 2016 03:14:52 PM
Awesome bunny1kenobi!  Just plain awesome ;D


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on March 10, 2016 03:20:16 PM
Thanks, guys!


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Post by: yofi on March 10, 2016 04:30:57 PM
I love that hat -- excellent job, bunny1!

Thanks for that link, AIMR; I'm filing that away!


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Post by: lindyv321 on March 11, 2016 08:58:58 AM
I love the hat!!

Those cranes are so itty bitty! Perfect for earrings


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Post by: Renstar on March 11, 2016 09:34:47 AM
This project has taken me a large part of the last week, in amongst my procrastination of course!! But it is complete and I am happy.




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Post by: bunny1kenobi on March 11, 2016 09:45:26 AM
Very cool, Renstar!  Is it a wall hanging?  Love the dramatic colors you chose!


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Post by: yoopidou on March 11, 2016 09:57:20 AM
I like how the colors jump out of the black background. Did you cut holes in the black fabric or sew the colorful pieces on top of it?


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 11, 2016 11:07:11 AM
It is very eye-catching!  Love the bright colors against the black!


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Post by: Renstar on March 11, 2016 11:55:32 AM
Thanks all.
It is a wall hanging, with reverse applique, so the black is cut out to reveal the pink batik beneath.

It's funny because I'm not a fan of pink or yellow, but these colours screamed to do this project. I think it was quite cathartic for me after my relationship troubles of last year. I needed bright!


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Post by: lindyv321 on March 11, 2016 12:38:02 PM
Beautiful!


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Post by: texscrapper on March 11, 2016 06:53:55 PM
I was off today and finally had a chance to play with my brand new heat press! I made these pillows for a silent auction donation :) I can't wait to make shirts tomorrow!


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Post by: audio on March 11, 2016 07:47:12 PM
Hey all! What great projects everyone has been working on. I'm been so busy with my new job I haven't had much time for interneting. Buuut I have been working on my house. So far I started my ultimate closet and ultimate craft space. Here are some wip pics.








   


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Post by: yofi on March 12, 2016 03:40:57 PM
Very nice pair of pillows, texscapper!
And that space is wonderful, audio.  I love the wall colors, and the way you have so much inviting surface space!


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Post by: lindyv321 on March 12, 2016 05:54:29 PM
I am sooooo jealous of that closet


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Post by: calliemae on March 12, 2016 08:35:56 PM
The terminus hat is awesome. 

I also really like those afghans alwaysinmyroom. I love the way the ripple stitch looks, and the baby afghan is gorgeous.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 13, 2016 04:32:49 AM
Thanks, calliemae!  I love ripple afghans and even though I swore to wait to make another one (that one took me nearly a month!), I have already started a new one for another friend.  I must have friends that like odd combos, because she is asking for citrus sherbert colors of lime, orange, and lemon! ;D

texscrapper....looks like you are off and running with your new heat press!  Those pillows look great!  I love your Texas theme, too!  I lived there as a kid and have so many happy memories!

wow, audio....I see that you are working on a room for creativity!!!  HUGE!  I bet you can't wait to get it done and start making stuff!


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Post by: Krafty_Karasu on March 13, 2016 07:49:15 AM
my latest creation.  I found these nifty 14 count cross stitch canvases and I had to have them (I still need to pick up the white ones).  they're about 6in X 6in with a roughly 4.5in X 4.5in stitching area.  this piece is based on the video game Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly.



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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 13, 2016 02:34:35 PM
I was inspired to finish my Teesha Moore inspired journal cover just in time to start the next round of the TM Patch Swap!






More here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=445236.msg5374242#msg5374242)


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Post by: yoopidou on March 13, 2016 04:08:23 PM
What a beautiful journal cover Alwaysinmyroom!



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Post by: calliemae on March 13, 2016 06:51:05 PM
The journal cover is beautiful.  The citrus afghan sounds like a nice combination, I look forward to seeing it.


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Post by: lindyv321 on March 14, 2016 09:40:48 AM
I put together these little pots o' gold for my co-workers and kids for St. Patrick's day. I made a total of 12. I cut the shamrocks out of vinyl on my Silhouette.


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on March 14, 2016 10:19:42 AM
Super cute!


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Post by: lindyv321 on March 14, 2016 12:54:52 PM
The shamrocks are green not white!


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Post by: calliemae on March 14, 2016 09:24:21 PM
The pots of gold are really cute.


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Post by: Krafty_Karasu on March 15, 2016 12:23:33 AM
The shamrocks are green not white!

sure they are.  ;)

but they are totally super cute. 


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 15, 2016 06:05:43 AM
Cute, lindy! 



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Post by: bunny1kenobi on March 15, 2016 09:00:19 AM
I hemmed tablecloths last night for my son's wedding this weekend.  They don't really have a color theme, just "desert colors".  Lots of pastels.  I think the sheer randomness will make a fun, eclectic look.  Which suits them perfectly.  ;)

Boring pic, but here it is:


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 15, 2016 09:43:26 AM
Oh congrats to your son and his bride-to-be!  How lucky for them that they have a Craftster in the family! ;D

Those are lovely colors for a wedding! Sometimes making utilitarian things can be so calming!  I imagine that after the wedding they will become another project? ha ha  It never ends...



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Post by: texscrapper on March 15, 2016 04:19:06 PM
I've been playing with my new heat press. Our 4H has a fundraiser coming up that includes a silent auction - it was the perfect excuse to make a few items to donate!





And a shirt for our leader to wear during the county fair!




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Post by: butterflyangel on March 15, 2016 05:58:55 PM
Wow do I have loads to catch up on..
FreakieGeekie: love the hat and gloves dalek?
Bethntim: your totoro hat is my fav
Bookstorebabe: I love your mixed media piece ! It's beautiful
Carolmb: omg your 10th dr is perfect! My friend would loveeee it!! Did you follow a pattern?

KraftyKarasu: I definitely are a cookie lol
Alwaysinmyroom: lol I know it's a weird name but that's how I know it. It's chocolate chip, Oreos and brownie on top
Texscrapper: aren't slutty brownies soo devine ?? And lovee your bracelet !

Renstar: your wall hanging is absolutely beautiful !
Texscrapper: nice pillows !
Lindyv321: your little pots are so cute !

Phew! Everyone's stuff is so amazing!!

Here's what I've been working on

19-22) Part of my Homecoming sign.

Cortana


Noble 6


Carter


Rookie

All characters are from the video game Halo


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Post by: lindyv321 on March 15, 2016 07:22:26 PM
The letters are gorgeous!

I made a little Easter bunting using felt stickers, little envelopes, and twine


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on March 16, 2016 11:41:15 AM
That bunting is adorable!! 

I did a quick project today:



These are for my youngest and his cousin/best friend.  They only get to see each other a couple of times a year, so they are both pretty pumped.  And there's no doubt that they will be good for some shenanigans when they get together this weekend at the wedding! LOL!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 16, 2016 11:53:43 AM
love the green t-shirts and I love buntings!

IMPORTANT NEWS:  I heard from kookie!!!  She will be back crafting with us soon!  She wanted me to say "hi" to all of you...she misses us!  I was very relieved to know she and her family are doing ok!


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on March 16, 2016 11:57:31 AM
Hooray!  That is good news, indeed!


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Post by: kbrison on March 16, 2016 12:11:39 PM
It will be great to see Kookaloo again! She's one of several craftsters who have been MIA. Hope her dh's health has continued to improve.


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Post by: carolmb on March 16, 2016 02:10:30 PM
butterflyangel: Yes I followed a pattern the designer is on ravelry below is the link
http://www.ravelry.com/designers/allison-hoffman (http://www.ravelry.com/designers/allison-hoffman)

she is a very good designer


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Post by: yofi on March 16, 2016 03:15:56 PM
Yay!  Kookaloo has been much missed!


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Post by: lindyv321 on March 17, 2016 06:05:12 AM
Super cute shirts bunny! Glad that Kooky is okay!


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Post by: butterflyangel on March 17, 2016 12:17:23 PM
Lindyv321: thank you! Cute Easter bunting !
Bunny: love the shirts !
Carolmb: thanks for the link !! Everything looks great


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Post by: Renstar on March 17, 2016 04:08:13 PM
hey, where are the St Patricks emojis I was *promised*????? (for promised, see someone mentioned it once and I hoped it was true, like unicorns)
 :)

Anyway, I'm loving the latest projects - everyone is (as always), on fire!! I haven't finished anything new yet, but am here tonight to post a WARNING

I have been between jobs and thought, (after procrastinating and starting new stuff), perhaps, I should finish some WIPs. This is a GOOD plan, but here comes the warning:

Do not leave your wips for too long, (especially those that are close to finished), as when you pick them up, you may have more work than expected because:
a. you dropped stitches and can't remember how many you should have or find the drops
b. you've lost the pattern you were working on and you try following something else...
c. you have no idea what the scrawl you've added to the pattern means (and it is the difference between it working and not)
d. you have used the fabric for that piece on something else....
And there are more.
 ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)


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Post by: kbrison on March 17, 2016 04:24:14 PM
Love the warnings, Renstar. Several of them resonant all too much, especially the lost patterns. I have one WIP that I started about 35 years ago - a corduroy quilt done in the Grandmother's Flower Garden pattern - that I just keep hoping will rot away so I don't feel guilty about never finishing it. Seriously!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 17, 2016 06:53:24 PM
oh my gosh---I nearly cried from laughing, kbrison!! ha ha ha I am going to prayer for rot for you! ;D

Renstar--been there; done that! ha ha  I attach a beaded marker with the needle size and a note on the stitch or pattern for my yarn WIPS...mostly afghans because I hate the monotony of making them...a lot of my fabric for clothing has gone out of style, so then I end up cutting it up for other projects or throwing it out...I mean, who wears double-knit plaid pants anymore? ha ha

Our fearless Craftster admin is away on a much needed vacation...only she has the power to create magical emoticons...we thought her need for a rest was important...but hopefully, she will be rested enough for all future emoticons! ;D

I made a few lip balm holders and some felt piggy banks for UTM's auction!





Three of 36 quilt blocks:






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Post by: lindyv321 on March 18, 2016 05:53:35 AM
I did a personal swap with SheepBlue recently and this is what I sent her
A shirt



10 stickers for her book club

And one extra mini one that was cut by accident

And six note cards I "drew" with my silhouette


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Post by: cursive_queen on March 18, 2016 06:10:27 AM
Love that lace bat!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 18, 2016 06:19:12 AM
That was a good swap package full of goodies!  The bat is gorgeous and the stickers are really funny!


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on March 18, 2016 07:44:35 AM
Love the little bat, Lindy!

I did a bit of crafting last night, for the wedding:



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Post by: texscrapper on March 18, 2016 09:26:51 AM
Ren - I can't wait to see that WIP!

AIMR - I love those piggy pouches!

lindy - what a great swap package :)

bunny - lobe that sign! Did you hand letter it? It looks awesome!

Here are a couple of things I've been working on

A shirt for our Youth Director, cause he's always telling the kids this in jest!


And a Plinko game for the Community Easter Egg Hunt that I am organizing. I'm up to my eyeballs in this event - I expect 3,000 people and have 20,000 eggs  - plus games, crafts, a Bunny, oh my! :o



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Post by: lindyv321 on March 18, 2016 10:46:14 AM
Great sign bunny! I love Plinko! Everyone is going to have a great time


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Post by: yoopidou on March 18, 2016 01:44:52 PM
Texscrapper, that's a hunt I would love to go to. Plinko is fun.

Bunny1kenobi, it must be fun to help with your kid's wedding, fun but stressing too maybe. I hope you post pictures of the event.

Butterflyangel, I love your painted letters.

Lindy, cute Easter garland, I should create a few Easter decorations too but I'm afraid work will prevail. You always make a good use of your machines: the bat embroidery is beautiful and the stickers are fun.

Kookaloo, I hope you come back soon.

Alwaysinmyroom, are you an official provider of Lana's fair/auction? You sure could be with all the great items you are creating.


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Post by: kbrison on March 18, 2016 09:18:51 PM
Lindy, your embroideries are beautiful! Yes, even the bat!

Tex, will be praying for endurance for you. Sounds like you have a huge job on your shoulders.

Bunny, we definitely need to see wedding photos!

AIMR, cute things for the auction. I have another small box I need to get in the mail to DM. Is it bad of me to be happier about getting crafts and supplies out of my house than about helping out Lana's group???? Happy to help her, but still . . .  ;D


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Post by: plaidpineapple on March 19, 2016 01:52:49 PM
Texscrapper- That plinko board is fabulous, I want to make one.  It looks like Pegboard.  What did you use for the pegs in it?  Are you leaning it against something or what did you use for a stand?


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Post by: butterflyangel on March 19, 2016 08:51:15 PM
Alwaysinmyroom: cute piggies &#128522;
Lindy: that bat is beautiful
Texscrapper: yay plinko!!

Yoopidou: thank you! Can't wait to finish up the other two

Guys I just remembered there's an app for this site &#128514; sooo much easier to reply! Omg love I can't believe I haven't been using Tapatalk this whole time !


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


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Post by: RedheadWithThread on March 20, 2016 07:34:22 AM
I drew, which is something that I haven't done in quite a while! :o

It's supposed to be me and my fiance but I drew it without reference so it's a bit off. The most glaringly obvious issue is the height difference: the top of my head just barely comes to his shoulder. He's supposed to look as if he's leaning down slightly but it didn't quite come out right :P


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Post by: suereal on March 20, 2016 08:24:43 AM
That's adorable FG ;D  It would make great birth announcement cards ;D


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 20, 2016 08:54:28 AM
awwww--I think you captured the gist of it, so that is what counts!

It is very touching! 


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 20, 2016 10:07:13 AM
Used up some scraps from various quilt blocks and stash, to make new fabric for an upcoming fabric journal swap...or prayer flag swap...whatever...new fabric! ;D




You can read more here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442334.msg5375590#msg5375590).



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Post by: bethntim on March 20, 2016 10:08:05 AM
special request Very Hungry Caterpillar in variegated purples for the pouch with a pink hat.  I never would have chosen this color combo but I LOVE how it turned out.




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Post by: lindyv321 on March 20, 2016 02:52:11 PM
Your drawing is so sweet FG!

Love the baby goodies! I really like those colors.


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Post by: underthemountain on March 20, 2016 02:58:35 PM
OMG!  Loving all the amazing things!

Freakie, what a sweet drawing.  Hope you're doing well!!!  :)

Always, cool fabric. Can't wait to see what you make with it, though it is a piece of art as is.

bethntim, love, love your little hungry catapillar bundler!

Bunch of buttons for Difference Makers and Science Night



Today I went around a huge corner.  After having an embroidery machine for 4 years I finally did something with it.  First I had to have inspiration, enter Difference Makers.  I decided I wanted to surprise their sponsor Bryan Goehring with a logo polo shirt.  Second, I had a pattern made.  Third, I got my husband to learn how to use the darn machine.  Fourth, I got him to show me how to use it.  Finally, I stitched something, then taught Lana and she stitched one too.  :)  I stitched up the green one because our tee is on a green shirt and Lana stitched up the blue one because Mr. G likes blue.  :)




Anyhow we have an upcoming event at Special Olympics in a couple of weeks so hopefully he'll rock it then.
I will definitely be stitching up more now that I'm not so afraid of my machine.  I have tons of Urban Thread designs and Sweet Peas Place.  Hopefully I can offer some machine embroidery to my Craftster friends once I made some masks for my nephew and some shirts for our Kumu Hula.
Happy dance!


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Post by: carolmb on March 20, 2016 05:02:03 PM
underthemountain  congrats on facing the fear of the logos lol

I want an one but fear I would not learn to use it and so I just drool over all the things other made and tell myself one day I shall get one and learn!


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Post by: carolmb on March 20, 2016 05:03:01 PM
love the crochet and the made fabric too

so many wonderful things to see, so much talent I feel so far behind lol

I did get some crocheting done over my term break, but no photos yet.


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Post by: plaidpineapple on March 20, 2016 11:18:40 PM
Here are a few things I have been working on this month:
I am teaching my son how to sew with a frontiersman shirt, and I  recreated a pair of flap front  britches for him. (We are going to go to a Rendezvous and Williamsburg in the next few months). I researched them and attempted to make them historically accurate. I used Linen cloth and wooden buttons.  I ordered the buttons online and they were larger than I was expecting, all well.  I did have to use a snap in one spot (well hidden) as the flap was drooping.  If the buttons had been smaller I might of been able to use a few along the top.  Seeing as the pants will only be worn a few times, before my son outgrows them, I am not going to replace the large buttons.  It was an interesting project, and if I can ever talk my husband into dressing up for a rendezvous I would make them again.  They need a good ironing- but here they are--


Some bookmarks and soft neck pillows:


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on March 21, 2016 05:07:10 AM
Thank you Carol!  I am so happy that I finally took the plunge.  Well actually John took the plunge, but now I can swim a little too!

plaidpineapple, WOW!  Those pants are amazing!!!  You son is going to wow everyone with his outfit and his sewing skills!!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: butterflyangel on March 21, 2016 08:21:18 AM
Wow Freakie, your drawing is great !
Alwaysinmyroom how did you make that?
Bethnim that is such a cute caterpillar !
Plaidpineapple wow those pants look great 


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Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on March 21, 2016 08:58:21 AM
so many awesome things you guys did while I was up to my eyes in wedding!  (those frontier pants are the bomb!)

As requested, wedding pics, just a few...




This one was during the set up, just to give an idea of how it all came together.  The food was served in the ramada off to the left, and the bar was over there as well.  The ramada to the right had the gift / guest book table.  It was not a huge wedding, but it was happy.  And best of all, the bride and groom were able to pay for it without going into debt.  That's a great way to start a marriage!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 21, 2016 09:51:32 AM
I love those pants!  Historic details of sewing from the past fascinate me...it is hard to imagine a world without zippers...

oh bunny!  I bet you are glad it is done...what a lovely wedding setting!  Very memorable....you did a lot for it and now I can see all the work you had to put in to keep it reasonable for the kids!  No sense going into debt when the meaning and memory of this special day is all that is needed!  Beautiful!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: cursive_queen on March 21, 2016 10:43:27 AM
Freakie - lovely drawing - I think you did a great job
 Pinapple - those pants are very cool!
Bunny - what a lovely wedding!
bethntim - is that a little baby cocoon thing?  So cute


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: plaidpineapple on March 21, 2016 12:17:38 PM
bunny1kenobi love the wedding pics!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on March 21, 2016 01:13:38 PM
Beautiful!!!!  Congrats Mr and Mrs Bunny!!!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on March 21, 2016 01:40:45 PM
Yay UTM!! Your Machine embroidered shirts turned out fantastic! Loving the fabric bookmarks. Congrats on the wedding day it was gorgeous weather last weekend!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on March 21, 2016 01:44:08 PM
Thanks Lindy!  Seeing your work was inspirational!  :)  I was so scared of messing my machine up.  Luckily I had a huge tangle in the bobbin on my test run and it didn't damage my machine and that gave me strength to try, try again.  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: butterflyangel on March 21, 2016 06:02:20 PM
Congrats bunny ! You look amazing


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Title: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on March 21, 2016 07:48:22 PM
It's a lot of trial and error UTM!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on March 22, 2016 11:01:36 AM
Thanks for all the sweet comments, guys!  I should have been clearer-- this is my son and new DIL, who are indeed, truly adorable.  (She's a crafter, too... when things calm down I expect she'll be joining us in Craftsterland...!)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on March 22, 2016 11:15:57 AM
It's a lot of trial and error UTM!

Ack.  I really didn't want to hear that.  Thanks for all of your helpful PMs!  I am going to try a new project soon...probably a towel!  :)

Thanks for all the sweet comments, guys!  I should have been clearer-- this is my son and new DIL, who are indeed, truly adorable.  (She's a crafter, too... when things calm down I expect she'll be joining us in Craftsterland...!)

Very cool!  You didn't lose a son, you gained a Craftster!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on March 22, 2016 11:19:01 AM

Very cool!  You didn't lose a son, you gained a Craftster!

Exactly!!  LOL!  Finally, someone who "gets" me!  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Renstar on March 22, 2016 02:49:44 PM
Finished another WIP. A pair of mitts.

Although I had almost completed one before leaving it in the UFO pile, when I picked it up, I had lost so many stitches that it couldn't be rescued so I had to frog it to the start of the main pattern. Therefore it was like starting over really (hence my previous warning post).



free pattern on ravelry:  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/straightforward-mitts


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bethntim on March 22, 2016 07:32:35 PM
making hats is not going to kill me..............
making hats is not going to kill me..............
making hats is not going to kill me..............
If I repeat it enough, it'll be true,  I think I'm up to 27 out of 100.
Lord give me strength...
Sailor Moon

Goomba (Mario)

Bomb Omb (Mario)

Piranha Plant (Mario)

Power Pellet Ghost (Pac-Man)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 22, 2016 07:42:40 PM
Renstar--I love the yarn you used in those mitts!  Such a lovely pattern as well...I have many wips on needles that I am afraid I might have to start over if I can't remember where I left off... or if I have lost interest...I have a lot of "one" socks! ;D

bethntim--I have no idea where you are finding all of these different hat patterns!  At least you don't have to do the same one over and over...I love the pirahna...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on March 23, 2016 04:04:10 AM
very neat mitts and really love the Sailor Moon hat!  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 23, 2016 07:11:10 PM
When I am the busiest in my life, I tend to craft more...it keeps me calm in the chaos!

More scrap fabric:



9 wonky house quilt blocks





My favorite:


Paper beads from calendar pages:



Paper bead making tool (to help roll faster and tighter!)



I am too tired to post any more... ;D.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on March 23, 2016 07:43:44 PM
very cool Always!  Really love your scrap fabrics!!!
love your house quilt blocks too.  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: RedheadWithThread on March 23, 2016 08:49:13 PM
So many awesome things have been posted while I've been away from Craftster! :o
Here's something I made about a week or so ago but never got around to posting:

It's an ami of my mom's Chihuahua, Harley. He's not an exact copy but he looks pretty close and my mom loves it. I've yet to give him to her (I sent her a pic) because I'm going to make some cute holiday themed accessories to go with him. I'll also be making one of my sister's Chihuahua, Max.
He was made from a pattern I found on Ravelry called Lucky the Chihuahua Dog Amigurumi (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lucky-the-chihuahua-dog-amigurumi) by user Doris Yu. I didn't follow the pattern exactly except for the stitch count because Harley's color pattern is different from the patterns'. His eyes are 12mm stuffed animal eyes and his nose is a 15mm stuffed animal nose; I got the eyes and noses from Hobby Lobby.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: suereal on March 24, 2016 12:59:07 AM
I recognized it was Harley right away ;D.  He's adorbs FG ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bethntim on March 24, 2016 04:13:19 AM
The house blocks are amazing!!! 
And Harley is the cutest!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 24, 2016 04:48:25 AM
I can see why you are too tired to post anymore!  :o  I love, love, love, everything you've posted here!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 24, 2016 05:49:37 AM
Thanks!  I am having a lot of fun swapping with the quilt girls! ;D Quaggy and sloth003 pick the most interesting ones...I would never try new things if it weren't for that swap!

I am not big on ami, but Harley is cute...and will be even cuter with accessories!!!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on March 24, 2016 09:11:00 AM
Thanks!  I am having a lot of fun swapping with the quilt girls! ;D Quaggy and sloth003 pick the most interesting ones...I would never try new things if it weren't for that swap!
That's one of the best things for me about Craftsters...you really get challenged and try new things that you might never do for yourself.  :)

Love your ami Freakie!!  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on March 24, 2016 12:38:32 PM
Love the yard goodies!!! The quilt blocks are fantastic too! Two things I cannot do so I really admire those of you who can!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: calliemae on March 24, 2016 06:22:23 PM
Always, I love the quilt blocks. I especially like the round orange one, looks kinda like a pumpkin


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: RedheadWithThread on March 25, 2016 01:14:28 AM
That scrappy fabric and those quilt squares are pretty, alwaysinmyroom! :o  I really love that purple wonky house <3

Glad you ladies think Harley's cute :D If you want to see what he really looks like, there's a pic of him in the post I made (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=445376.0) on the amigurumi board.

Here are five burp cloths I sewed up for my baby, who's due the 30th:

One side is dimple dot "minky" my fiance bought for me at Hobby Lobby (I petted a remnant then put it back and he picked it up and insisted on buying it) and the other side is some Spider-Man flannel that I'd had in my stash. I got the idea for the shape from some cute burp cloths I'd seen on Pinterest. There was a pattern provided but we don't have a printer so I took some graph paper I had and drew a vaguely similar shape for my own pattern. They're 11" x 16" and super soft, especially after being washed in baby detergent.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 25, 2016 05:40:30 AM
I heard that the burp cloths are very handy and that you will probably use a lot of them!  I include some in every new baby package for my friends, whose kids are now having babies!  That minky stuff is so soft and the flannel will be absorbent!  I bet you can't wait to be a mom!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on March 25, 2016 04:00:10 PM
I loved the burp cloths my grandma made me when I had both my kids! Those turned out great. Can't wait to see your new addition soon too


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 25, 2016 06:38:07 PM
Three more quilt blocks...these are called "buzz saw", ha ha ...I just hope I did them correctly...I had a booger of a time making sure the pointy saw parts weres going the right way! You know when you look at something too long, it gets very confusing!  Anyway, I like them and hope my partner does too.



Working on some other swap items tonight...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: kbrison on March 25, 2016 07:50:49 PM
Freakie's baby is due on my birthday. I'm pretty sure that means I get to give him presents.  ;D Address please, FG.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: zcrafter on March 25, 2016 11:02:27 PM
I'm late getting to the party, but this craftalong is a terrific idea, so here goes:

50 Crafts in 2016

Completed:
1.   Crocheted potholder   
2.   Crocheted voodoo doll
3.   Felt Danish heart coasters
4.   Round felt coasters
5.   Valentine card
6.   Birthday card w/watercolor barn
7.   Knit black & white earflap hat

8.   Set of 4 Harry Potter watercolor notecards
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=691933)   (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=691934)
9.   2 sets of inchies
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=691935)

10.   Set of 4 owl watercolor notecards
11.   Set of 4 cat notecards

12.   3 coloring pages
13.   3 wool dryer balls
14.   Activity cards – punched, assembled, and bagged
15.    Another set of 4 cat notecards
 
16.    Knitted "Beachy Waves" towel, dishcloth, and hotpad

17.    Set of 4 sunshine notecards
  (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=696677)   (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=696682)
18.    Added crochet edging to multi-color knit scarf

19.    30 mixed media bookmarks for poetry awards giveaway
   
20.    10 watercolor/collage bookmarks

21.     6 paper pieced graduation cards
 
22.     Mixed media journal pages
 
23.     Wooden bead bracelet for myself and
24.     Three pairs of beaded earrings for myself

25. Yarn ties and tags for family Christmas
26. Crochet tiebacks for bedroom curtains
27. Yarn-wrapped wine bottles


Works in progress:
   Knitted Wool throw (need 48 squares, have 28)
   Gnome home – cover roof, make outdoor items, paint inside
   Ombre painted bedroom furniture
   Throw made of cotton sweater scraps
        
Swaps:
   Good, Old Fashioned Paper and Ephemera Swap – completed   
   Coloring Page Swap – completed
   Box of Sunshine Swap – completed
        Traveling Little Visitor Swap Rd 23 -- in progress

Ideas:
   For my home:
      Colored pages in small silver hinged frames
      Chalkboard painted wine bottles
      Color sorting banner for kids
      Twine-wrapped lightbulb “pear”
   For gifts:
      Felt dog socks
      Family recipe napkins
                Knit Batman hat
                Knit or crochet mittens and scarf  -- blue/brown
        For swaps:
                Crochet item for TLV swap
   For me:
      Knit sweater using teal wool
   Other:
      Knit repurposed cotton yarn scarf for donation
                      
      
I'll try to post pics of some of the completed things. So often I forget to take a picture!




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: RedheadWithThread on March 26, 2016 02:40:53 AM
kbrison, my uncle is hoping I'll have him day late because his birthday is March 31st. The uncle in question is my dad's older brother and happens to be my favorite uncle so I wouldn't mind. ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 26, 2016 10:22:01 AM
Welcome zcrafter!  Never too late to join...lol with 9 months to go, you have plenty of time to make a lot of projects! I put your link on the first page and you can add it to your signature so you can't get "lost"...

lol I think it would be suited to you if your baby was born on April Fool's Day! ;D  I bet that is one birthday that would be fun to have...I am a March 1 baby...so really, any birthday in March is great! ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on March 26, 2016 04:02:47 PM
I'm a march baby too!

Love those quilt blocks!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: suereal on March 26, 2016 05:49:52 PM
Three of the babies I nannied were March babies.  I was hoping for a Taurus for you FG..but I would never wish that on you with your due date!!! ;D


AIMR--LOVE that quilt block!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bethntim on March 26, 2016 07:22:42 PM
Welcome to the party zcrafter!

  Always-the quilt blocks are amazing, your work is always on point!

Freakiegeekie I love March babies, I have two myself. My daughters birthday is today and my son is on the 29th. Congrats on your newest little pooper!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Taramor on March 27, 2016 08:19:45 AM
I haven't Been on Crafters for a couple of  weeks - oh so much to catch up on! So Many lovely tings.
But I spent my time offline well, I have finished my double-helix scarf. It took me around 9 weeks, i started at New Year and finished the 6th of March. I had to push myself to get it finished while it still was scarf-weather. And I found out it is  not  possible to knit that pattern while watching 'Game of Thrones' - a nice show about penguins is more it.
It is 165 cm, 22 rapports.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 27, 2016 10:01:15 AM
I feel amiss in not posting anything, but my items I've made recently have been for swaps so I have to wait for the recipients to receive them first before I can post.

Then there will be a ton of stuff.  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on March 27, 2016 12:39:44 PM
I made these nests for Easter. It was my first time toasting coconut and I almost burned it all!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: texscrapper on March 28, 2016 06:04:56 AM
I made it! The Easter egg hunt is behind me and now onto the next work project - focusing on VBS planning!

I am taking a much needed day off today, and was so happy to it with my cup of coffee and look at the amazing thins everyone has been making!

betntim - that Hungry Caterpillar set is awesome! and so are the other knitted goodies that you posted!
underthemountain - great job on the embroidery! I'm sure the sponsor will love it!
plaipineapple - how is the sewing with your son going? Those britches are fabulous!
always - PM me your address - I can send you some scrap fabric if you need it! You make beautiful little thins from all of your bits and I have lots of bits just sitting in tubs :)
FreekieGekie - I love that ami! I'm sure your mom loved I'm too!
Taramor - The scarf is to die for!


Texscrapper- That plinko board is fabulous, I want to make one.  It looks like Pegboard.  What did you use for the pegs in it?  Are you leaning it against something or what did you use for a stand?

Plaidpineapple - here is the tutorial that we used for the Plinko Board - https://www.pinterest.com/pin/5418462029929014/
We modified it by using 2x4' to build a stand for it.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: texscrapper on March 28, 2016 06:12:08 AM
In the middle of the craziness of work, here are a few gifts that I was able to put together for my nieces and nephews for Easter gifts!








Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 28, 2016 06:59:33 AM
Wow--those are nice gifts for Easter! You have been quite busy, texscrapper!

lindy--I LOVE coconut, so those look so yummy!  Hubby loves the chocolate stuff, but I would eat those instead!

Taramor--your DNA scarf is fabulous!  I have had one on my list forever...seeing yours makes me want to make it for this winter!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on March 28, 2016 08:45:35 AM
Fabulous Easter gifts!  I bet they were a hit!

And the scarf is lovely!

Super cute Easter nests, too!  Lindy, you make cute little foodie things a lot.  I always look forward to seeing the next creations!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on March 28, 2016 09:13:48 AM
Always lovely quilt blocks, so happy to see the burp cloths...can't wait to see your wee one Freakie!. OMG love the DNA scarf.  I NEED one!  The nest look yummy!! Great Easter gifts Tex!!!

Swimming in auction stuff here.  I think organizing it all should count as a project...or two.  LOL.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: butterflyangel on March 28, 2016 08:16:46 PM
Wow Renstar, love the color of your mitts!
You make such cute hats bethntim
Alwaysinmyroom-those beads are beautiful
Freakie- such a cute ami
Lindy- those nests look so yummy even though I hate coconut
Texscrapper-love the tumbler and tees


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Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: butterflyangel on March 29, 2016 09:14:31 AM
So I finally finished my Halo sign!


And I finished the banner I made to hang on the wall!


It's a little hard to see but it says welcome home

I'm finally 25/50! :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Taramor on March 29, 2016 12:50:13 PM
Love the 'kiss me' banner!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yoopidou on March 29, 2016 07:57:21 PM
I can't seem to keep up with all your creations since I started a second job. I still have many pages to read but I already looked at the pictures.  Though I can't comment on every project, I find them all great.

The egg nest look cute and the toasted coconut must be delicious, Lindy.

I love the "M" in the halo sign, Butterflyangel.

Taramor, the double helix scarf is so beautiful, at first, I thought it was a table runner!

Freakie, I  love your cute doggy and especially the idea of the accessories.

Alwaysinmyroom, I am always amazed by the quantity and quality of your crafting. I can't choose a favorite but I really like the scrap fabric: it has such happy colors and so much variety.

Bethntim, I would like to receive any of your hats, they are so cute or fun, or both.

Your determination in finishing the mitts payed off: they look so much better than store bought ones, Renstar.

What a lovely wedding Bunny1kenobi. Thanks for the pictures, they made me smile.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 31, 2016 09:38:10 AM
That 'Kiss Me' sign is so nice!

Here are four finished patches I made for the TM swap:





(I think these are the best photos my phone has ever taken!  :o)

I am pleased with how they turned out!  Other than my first two prototype TM patches for myself, these are the first "real" TM patches I've made.  I worked from stash for some of them, and really had to get creative with the others, like the Harry Potter ones.  The button is clay and came from smileyyogini in a 'Magic Ball of Yarn' swap.  I had fun crocheting the little HP scarf!  The little "label" thingy I made myself.  The fabric markers changed colors slightly, though...I was hoping to match another HP house colors on that.

I also sent a few sewn but "blank" patches with these for my partner for her to embellish how she liked.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: RedheadWithThread on March 31, 2016 01:42:37 PM
Y'all have seen the hat but this cutie was a nine months in the making project and I'm very proud of him:


His name is Lucius and he's a very lively baby who loves looking around.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 31, 2016 01:43:25 PM
Oh how adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  (And thanks for the pic!)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: wendiek on March 31, 2016 02:31:30 PM
Gefeliciteerd! Congratulations!  :-*

Haha, he will keep your hands busy for sure  ;)
I hope you are enjoying being a mom!  :)

(I'm not posting in this thread, but had to come over and reply!)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: MissingWillow on March 31, 2016 03:06:44 PM
Gefeliciteerd from Virginia, too!  What a fabulous project.   :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 31, 2016 03:23:09 PM
Congrats!  I foresee a lot of baby projects in the far off future....mom and baby need to take a break and get to know each other!

He really is a cutie and I love his name!  lol I think your "project" qualifies you for over 50 projects this year! ;D

LBABB--I love little projects like your patches!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yoopidou on March 31, 2016 06:19:27 PM
Felicitations FreakieGeekie!
How does he manage to look so good just after being born? He must have taken this from his mother.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bookstorebabe on March 31, 2016 08:08:02 PM
Eeep, how did I get 10 pages behind?
So much goodness, and aww, what an adorable baby!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on March 31, 2016 09:16:39 PM
Congrats Freakie!!! A new little Craftster we get to watch grow up! Love his name and those squeezable cheeks!!

LBABB's your patches turned out great!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are meaty Hands!
Post by: suereal on March 31, 2016 09:46:12 PM
YEAH!! Nice one FG!!  gratz to the Y's chromosomes as well ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 01, 2016 03:31:36 AM
Thx, Lindy!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are meaty Hands!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on April 01, 2016 02:22:55 PM
Hooray, Freakie Geeky, and welcome to little Lucius! (GREAT name!)

I know you have a thing for miniatures, Freaky, and he is your best effort yet!   ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are meaty Hands!
Post by: bethntim on April 01, 2016 09:41:33 PM
I have cracked up all day over the Spam posts!  y'all are hilarious !
congrats on the lil pooper freakie geekie!

I made Finn and Jake from Adventure Time



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on April 02, 2016 07:03:27 PM
Congrats Freakie!!!!  Lucius is ADORABLE!  :)

This isn't my craft, but I wanted to share.  :) Lana designed 2.5" buttons for Difference Makers Global Youth Services Day on April 16.  Youth from around the world are united in community service on this day.  DM has a huge list of organizations they'll be supporting for this day and throughout the month of April.  All students participating will be receiving a button.  :)



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 03, 2016 07:03:45 AM
What a great design!

I know kids love collecting buttons, so this hit the mark!  This is a wonderful service organization...it is great to read about kids doing good things...positive things...we need more of this kind of news!

bethntim--your hats crack me up!  I look forward to seeing your hats for the challenge....looks like fun and each post is a delight!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Smeddley on April 03, 2016 10:15:26 AM
It's been forever since I've posted, so this is going to be a long photo-dump, sorry!

2. ATC for the Grumbacher swap (on Facebook)



3. Dog tugs out of fleece


post: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=443493.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=443493.0)

4. Hobo style bag out of t-shirt

post: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=443494.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=443494.0)

5. 50 Shades of Merpg ATC book (50 different mediums/techniques)

post: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=443987.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=443987.0)

6. Merph Bookmark


7. New Dog Tug style prototype


8. Mini Items for my Little Visitor (dog tug, knitting needles, crochet hook)



9. Perler Bead Merphs


10-11. Tea Wallets




12-13. Dog Tugs




14. Butterfly Hoop

post: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=445727.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=445727.0)

15. Coffee ATC for Grumbacher swap


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on April 03, 2016 10:57:32 AM
What a great design!

I know kids love collecting buttons, so this hit the mark!  This is a wonderful service organization...it is great to read about kids doing good things...positive things...we need more of this kind of news!

Thanks Always!  DM is wonderful!  Thank you and to our other Craftsters for your support!  BTW Lana is really getting good at designing things in Photoshop.  She is opening up a button making business called Small Things Matter.  It will be used to continue to fund raise for DM.  Stay tuned for her website.  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 03, 2016 11:47:41 AM
Smeddley--those dog tugs are fabulous!  My dog loves them, but he literally stretches them out to uselessness!  Yours look quite sturdy and solid!

also love your butterfly hoop--nice happy spring colors!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Smeddley on April 03, 2016 12:32:23 PM
Smeddley--those dog tugs are fabulous!  My dog loves them, but he literally stretches them out to uselessness!  Yours look quite sturdy and solid!

also love your butterfly hoop--nice happy spring colors!



Are they fleece?  Toss them in the washer, and, more importantly, dry them on high heat and (according to the web site where I got the instructions) they will shrink back up.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 03, 2016 02:00:52 PM
My girls and I made banana bread together about two weeks ago and had so much fun doing it!  So I thought that it would be fun for us to bake things together every week.  Well...that didn't pan out and I had already bought the ingredients to make these cookies, so I just made them by myself this afternoon.

Keep in mind, the recipe called for mint extract, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract.  It also called for mint flavored chocolate chips, which I couldn't find anywhere, so I substituted Andies Candies instead.

Here's how they looked, this first batch I used just regular, sugar-free, chocolate chips on top:


They look great, right? They taste....meh.  Sadness.  Still, I had hope that the batch that I used the Andies Candies in would taste better.  Here they are:


They tasted only minimally better. Sadness again.   :'(  (Which is why I didn't post a recipe for them.)

Oh well, at least I tried. 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Tyrosinase on April 03, 2016 02:34:49 PM
They tasted only minimally better. Sadness again.   :'(  (Which is why I didn't post a recipe for them.)

I would have guessed Andes would be too chocolatey to bring enough mint, but America's Test Kitchen just makes regular chocolate cookies and then frosts them with Andes mints: http://www.cookscountry.com/recipes/3270-marvelous-chocolate-mint-cookies

(You have to have a subscription to see the recipe, though 99% of the time you can do a search on the recipe title and find it blogged somewhere. Subscriptions are totally worth it, though. But here it's a pretty basic cookie.)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on April 03, 2016 03:47:44 PM
I made a loaf of lemon bread. Haven't tasted it yet though...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Smeddley on April 03, 2016 04:37:19 PM
Sorry the cookies didn't taste good, LB&BB, but they *look* good and now I want cookies.

Or Lemon Bread.  I love lemon, and I love bread.  I hope you made enough to share with everyone, lindyv321!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 03, 2016 04:52:03 PM
Aww so sorry your cookies didn't turn out!  I am not much of a cook, so I usually don't try anything unless it is exactly like a recipe I get from a friend...at least you tried is right...maybe next time, you can try a different one or maybe get some tips from other cookie makers here!  They do look yummy! ;D

Lindy--that lemon bread looks fab...and how odd...I have the exact same plate!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 03, 2016 05:06:11 PM
I love lemon bread!  Hope it tastes better than my cookies.  :P


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bethntim on April 03, 2016 07:59:42 PM
LBBB I made Andes mint cookies before too and was sorely disappointed, I had such high hopes for them thinking that I was going to have something to tide me over til Girl Scout Thin Mints became readily available again and I was left very, very brokenhearted.  Ah well, better luck next time, baking with the kids is one of my favorite things too!

lindy-I LOVE lemon bread, and if they're in season I throw in a cup or so of blueberries, the tang is a perfect match!

smeddly- I NEVER thought to make my own dog tugs!  Brilliant!  That's the only "game" my dog will play is tug of war, she's a great labrador but not much of a retriever :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 04, 2016 06:57:49 AM
lol you describe my black lab...he loves to play tug of war for about one minute...and then he plops down and starts tearing the thing apart...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on April 04, 2016 09:41:13 AM
Finished up a WIP yesterday.  I think the colors of this infinity scarf are quite pretty.  Reminds me of cotton candy.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 04, 2016 12:30:45 PM
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=445801.msg5378930#msg5378930

Thanks to everyone who played along and put up with our annual silliness! You guys are such great sports!  We appreciate those who helped our international buddies who had no idea what was going on...kudos to sweets4ever and the amazing IT staff at Craftster for all of the prep work they had to go through to make this April Fool's Day crazy!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on April 04, 2016 01:30:31 PM
The bread was super good!!! Here's the recipe http://livlifetoo.yummly.com/2011/03/limoncello-lemon-cake.html?m=1


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 04, 2016 03:22:41 PM
mmm a cotton candy beautiful scarf and a recipe for lemon cake...good day!!!


Title: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on April 04, 2016 04:37:11 PM
My partner in the Disney Swap received so I can share what I made her.




 This is a Disney countdown paper chain but it's not assembled since it was easier to ship this way



I also made three pendants for her and her daughters


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on April 04, 2016 05:44:30 PM
Yummy images Always!

Ooh, love that mug Lindy!!!

Stitched this up for Lana


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 04, 2016 06:50:47 PM
It looks hard to embroider a hat!

fun Disney items, lindy--love the little tiny Peter Pan!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on April 04, 2016 07:27:08 PM
The hat looks great! I've never done one of those.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on April 05, 2016 03:42:09 AM
:)  It was pretty crazy.  Basically you put the stabilizer in the hoop and then pin the hat to it.  It's hard to get it flat.  Mine wasn't 100% flat, but when it stitched it everything was fine.  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on April 05, 2016 05:41:38 AM
Thanks for the info!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on April 05, 2016 06:55:05 AM
:) Thanks for all of your help and tips!!  Us machine stitchers gotta stick together.  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yoopidou on April 08, 2016 12:16:54 PM
LadybugsAndBumblebees, I like all your patches, they are bright and fun and have interesting details. My favorite is the bead embroidered bird.

Cute hats, Bethntim. The 3D nose is so much fun.

Smeddley, if I had a dog, I would have to make him one tug rope like yours.

That lemon bread looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe. It would make a great snack when hiking.

Great job on finishing one WIP, Bunny1kenobi. I should get inspired by you and try to make a dent in my own WIP pile.

You're becoming a wiz at using your embroidery machine Underthemountain, If I ever get one, I will know whom to ask for help.





Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: MissingWillow on April 08, 2016 12:52:16 PM
I'm in awe of that machine embroidered hat.  I've been trying to figure out how to get a hat flat enough to stitch it up! 

I've spent the last two days at a sourdough bread class and my freezer is now full.  I brought home the very last dough I made in class and just baked it off here at home and my husband responded 'we're in trouble now...' which I took as a huge compliment.   :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 08, 2016 01:17:25 PM
Homemade bread is SOOOOOO good! (insert *YUM* emoticon here  ;D)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 08, 2016 01:20:21 PM
Thanks, yoopidu!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: kbrison on April 08, 2016 02:24:01 PM
MW, that bread looks wonderful! Puts me in the mood to make some, too, but I'll have to get a starter going first. What type of sourdough starter did you use? I'm thinking about a potato starter.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: MissingWillow on April 08, 2016 03:02:20 PM
We used the bakery's starter in class, but all started our own to bring home with just flour (either whole wheat or rye), salt and water.  We were given a feeding schedule to bring home with us and I'm about to feed mine the second time today with more flour and water.  It's bubbling and kind of magic to me!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: kbrison on April 08, 2016 03:30:16 PM
I've never used anything but white flour in my starters. I'll have to try the whole wheat and rye. Thanks for the info!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 09, 2016 12:20:51 AM
mmmm bread..the Amish around here have a starter for Friendship Bread that is passed around...you bake a loaf, include the starter and pass it to a friend who does the same...it is a fun sort of swap locally...I think it is magic, too!

One of my partners received her TM patches so I can now post...it took forever to get to Japan but her package to me got here is a few days and was a lot cheaper...what the heck?

Group shot:


My favorite--sardines! ;D


Owl--I like the monochromatic ones I have been seeing and she had an all white on her pinterest:


I had a lot of fun making them!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: MissingWillow on April 09, 2016 01:46:03 AM
Those are great!  The owl is my favorite.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: zcrafter on April 09, 2016 07:23:25 AM
Those patches are SO creative, alwaysinmyroom! Love the sardines.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 09, 2016 07:15:02 PM
Kittykill and I had a personal swap, and this is what I made for her, using her favorite color pink!



And inside:


I made the fingerless gloves kind of long, so that they would fit not only over her hands and wrist, but a bit under the sleeve of her coat.  She has a long, narrow, waterbottle she uses, which accounts for the length of the waterbottle holder.  She also asked for an iphone6 holder, and that is made out of cotton yarn and is lined with a deeper pink, butterfly, batik style fabric.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bethntim on April 09, 2016 08:44:54 PM
I'm sure you guys are sick of seeing hats as much as I'm sick of making them but I feel like I hit a milestone tonight.  31 of the 100 hats are finished!  It may seem like I still have a long ways to go BUT if I make each of these in triplicate that'll give me 93 and I think that will be sufficient :)
Months of planning, prep, and perspiration went into these.  And on Memorial Day Weekend I hope I can fulfill my goal (and obligation to my friend)
It's hard to come up with new ideas and not being a huge "gamer" was even harder (that was the theme she chose).  So that meant many hours of Pinterest searching (my favorite time wasting activity) and "winging it"
Enjoy!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 09, 2016 09:31:05 PM
Seeing all of the hats together is so much fun!!!  You really are on a roll and should make your target!  That's a lot of hats....a lot...

wow--lots of pink projects there!  Love the long arm warmers and the button in the phone cover really adds to it...so pretty!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Smeddley on April 10, 2016 07:42:51 AM
Alwaysinmyroom (I always try to put spaces in your name...) - those patches are great!  I love the sardine one.  :)  I have not yet made a TM patch, I worry a bit if I start, I won't stop (and I have enough things going that I really need to finish...)

bethntim - I hadn't seen the hats as they were being posted, so the shot of them all together, WOW!  Good luck making your goal by Memorial Day!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 10, 2016 09:32:17 AM
THOSE HATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  8) :o  WWWWOOOOOWWWW!  I was annoyed making ten regular hats at the beginning of the year, I can't imagine the work that is going into making all those hats you are making!  They are so well made, colorful, and cute!

Here are the TM patches I made for my other partner in the TM patch swap:

This is a gore themed one.  I had difficulty coming up with an idea of how to portray that in a TM patch, so I asked a fellow Craftster for some ideas.  The felt was her idea, and there's some drops and a puddle of blood, with some stamped labels I made myself.

An astrological/cancer themed one.  My partner said the moon was representative of the sign, and I used stamped labels I made myself on this one too.

This is an LGBT themed one, and I love it so much I'm going to make one for myself!  The black embroidered lines behind the big heart is supposed to represent an equal sign, and of course the heart represents love.  The rainbow is in support of the LGBT community.

My partner asked for a red monochromatic red patch.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on April 10, 2016 02:33:38 PM
Oh that bread looks divine!

I love the patches! The owl is gorgeous!

Nice water bottle cozy!

I am in awe of those hats!

I really love the colors and buttons on the LGBT patch!

I spent my afternoon at the embroidery machine. I made these two pieces for myself
 

And this one for a friend


Now to get some frames!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 10, 2016 03:16:49 PM
Those are lovely, lindy!  They have a hand embroidery look to them...I like their simplicity with that punch of color.  Very nice!

Love the patches/pillows, LBABB..that was a fun swap, wasn't it?  I love seeing how you stitched the red monochromatic one...and the rainbow with the = sign is clever!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 10, 2016 03:34:14 PM
Thank you AIMR!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: gala_apples on April 10, 2016 04:20:06 PM
lindy, i ADORE the left handed embroidery! The women look so in love. I've pinned it, it's gorgeous.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 10, 2016 04:26:08 PM
A few months ago, I saw a fabulous crochet vest that wendiek made and wanted to make one of my own.  I picked up this yarn on sale at Michaels and thought it would be perfect for it, but it was not...it was way too stiff and heavy to drape properly.  Since I had six freaking skeins of it and lost the receipt to take it back, I decided to make a huge basket to hold some of my baby afghan yarns.



I used the same pattern as the ombre basket I made for edelc in the IYP swap.  It is done holding 4 strands together so it does eat up yarn but it is sturdy!



My second partner in the TM swap received.  I made her 4 patches.





Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bethntim on April 10, 2016 05:18:42 PM
I LOVE the peacock patch alwaysinmyroom, and I've never attempted a crochet basket but you may have just kicked me in the butt to inspire me!

I crocheted a peacock feather but had no idea what to do with it when I was done.  I thought about a headband with matching diaper cover for a baby, or maybe making it into a wreath. 

Here's the link to the pattern:
http://www.diysmartly.com/peacock-feather-applique-free-pattern-video-tutorial/

and here's my feather:


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 10, 2016 05:23:07 PM
I have seen those feather crochet blocks...I love them!  I really love the blanket they show...I imagine you would need quite a few to make that size and they all have to be sewn on...I bet there is a way to crochet join them...off to look at the internet for a solution...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bethntim on April 10, 2016 05:44:00 PM
I saw that too and it looked like you made a blanket, then sewed them onto there, and while I have no problem hand sewing in alllllll those feathers, it seems like A) it would be very labor intensive and B) very heavy, it would basically be the weight of two blankets.  That's why I thought a wreath might work, less feathers to make and less time spent sewing


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 10, 2016 05:47:53 PM
I've made one of those yarn baskets too, and wow, it's hard on the hands and it takes forever!  When I saw the one you made in the IYP swap, I knew how much work you put into it!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 10, 2016 05:50:22 PM
You made me a small basket that I use all the time with a lot of strands...it really makes it sturdy, but it is hard on the hands!

bethntim...yeah--I did not think about the weight! wow--I agree, something like a wreath would be nice!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on April 10, 2016 07:26:56 PM
love it all!  the hats are fantabulous!

I'm posting a photo of our Difference Makers auction.  I made the placards and think that should count as an item because they took a long time to make.  :)
A big thanks to all the Craftsters that donated their talents to help us raise some much needed funds! Shouts out to alwaysinmyroom, Onyxnox, Abbeeroad, kbrison, thisbirdsabsurd, BeaG, LovelyMiss, Bunny1kenobi, plaidpineapple, ptarmic wumpus, texscrapper, Sheepblue!!! Thank you all so much!  If you are curious as to what they all made check out the DM Facebook link in my signature.  Hopefully they also will share what they made.  It was AMAZING!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 10, 2016 09:43:27 PM
You sure did a lot of projects for the charity auction!!!  It was fun to be part of the gang that helped out!

Craftsters rock big time!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on April 11, 2016 05:56:26 AM
You sure did a lot of projects for the charity auction!!!  It was fun to be part of the gang that helped out!

Craftsters rock big time!

Craftster Love Makes The World Go Round!

(Sounds like the title for an amazing swap doesn't it?!)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: cursive_queen on April 11, 2016 10:26:36 AM
How awesome to get craftster help for your auction!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yoopidou on April 11, 2016 12:35:24 PM
These breads look delicious MissingWillow. They are just the right honey color and don't get me started on the taste of sourdough bread...I'm salivating already!

I agree that my favorite patch is the sardines one. Do you know the French song about the sardines in a box? It was a stupid (even the creator and singer started the song by saying so) but it had good rhythm and was a very popular song to dance to a couple years ago.

Ladybugsandbumblebees, Kittykill will be able to drink everywhere in style with her water bottle holder. Cute patches too.

Fabulous collection of hats, Bethntim. You're on track to get to your goal, almost 1/3 done!

These are very powerful, poignant, charming embroideries Lindy.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: cursive_queen on April 11, 2016 12:42:27 PM
My finishes for march
Mini Quilt for a swap
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=446258.0
baby quilt
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=446256.0

Nintendo Hour basket for storage


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 11, 2016 02:12:13 PM
Those quilts were fantastic!

how cool to meet one of your idols!  Very sweet of you to gift her a quilt using one of her designs!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 11, 2016 02:34:57 PM
That fabric looks so fun!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 11, 2016 02:37:21 PM
Thanks, yooupidu!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 11, 2016 04:39:32 PM
I am really enjoying baking, like I've mentioned before, and this time my girls and I worked together to make chocolate chip cookies!  We changed the amount of chocolate chips in the recipe, however.  We put some in the dough, and then some on top of the dough when it was on the cookie sheet.  OMG!!!!  They are so rich you can only eat one or two at a time, but boy are they delicious!

A photo of the cookies:

And a fun photo of my ladies making the cookies:


(FYI, because there are no eggs in this recipe, you can make the dough and eat it raw, or you can bake it and make cookies.)

Since the cookies came out so good, here's the recipe:
 -Prep time:  15 min.
-Servings:  2 cups

INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup softened butter
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
4-6 tbsp water

WHAT TO DO:
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
Stir in the flour, vanilla, and chocolate chips.
Add the water, one tablespoon at a time until you have reached a cookie dough consistency.

IDEAS:
To make into candy-dip small balls of dough into chocolate-let it set.
Can cook the dough to make chocolate chip cookies.  BAKE AT 350 DEGREES FOR 10-12 MINUTES.

Enjoy!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 11, 2016 04:54:30 PM
ha ha what fun! They look scrumptious.  I am not a chocolate chip cookie fan, but hubby absolutely loves them...I might try these out since they do sound fairly easy to make!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bethntim on April 11, 2016 05:47:22 PM
EGGLESS COOKIE DOUGH!?!?! 

Game.Changer.

The Nintendo fabric is envy-worthy!

I look forward to logging on here everyday to see the lovelies :)  Thanks for never disappointing me


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 12, 2016 05:09:07 AM
Yeah, my girls were THRILLED to be able to eat the dough raw.  Hubby had samonella years ago and remembers how he suffered and so we are really strict with them about eating anything with raw eggs in it.  I had to stop them or we wouldn't have had enough dough to make the cookies!  ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 12, 2016 05:10:05 AM
AIMR, do the extra chocolate chip thing...he will LOVE IT!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: cursive_queen on April 12, 2016 10:19:18 AM
oooh I've never made eggless choc chip cookies - I would probably eat all the dough


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on April 13, 2016 09:46:13 AM
I can't wait to try the eggless chocolate chip cookie recipe!  Awesome!

I made this ATC on Monday night.  It is titled "Esther at Prayer" and commemorates one of my favorite Bible stories.



Little did I know that this would be ME, less than an hour later, praying for my little doggie, who was attacked by a coyote who'd gotten over the wall and into our yard.  Both of my two dogs were injured, my son's two elderly dogs were thankfully spared.  Sophie the foxhound only needed a few stitches but Loki the chihuahua was torn up pretty badly.  We fought hard to save him.  He's tangled with scorpions and rattlesnakes and tried to paralyze himself by jumping off of something that was too high for him.  He was a tough little nugget, but it was just too much for him this time.  We will miss his funny little face and his fierce warrior spirit.  He was a great snuggler, too.  A good little dog.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 13, 2016 09:56:03 AM
I am so sorry, bunny...may you find comfort in your memories of your little guy.

Beautiful ATC...keeping busy and creating something will help with your pain.  Thinking of you with a heavy heart.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Patraw on April 13, 2016 10:12:47 AM
Cool ATC.  I like your subtle coloring and line style, especially the way you did Esther's hair.

And I'm very sorry to hear about the coyote attack and your loss; I can only imagine how terrible/traumatic that must have been.  Stay strong!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on April 13, 2016 10:31:43 AM
Thanks, guys!  I appreciate your kind words, both about the art and my little Loki.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on April 13, 2016 10:59:31 AM
I'm really sorry to hear about your loss Bunny.  :(


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on April 13, 2016 11:33:51 AM
Thanks, UTM.  It's hard, but I honestly think Loki wouldn't have had it any other way.  Our little backyard soldier fought to protect his family and I think he was satisfied that we were all safe.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on April 13, 2016 11:44:49 AM
That Loki was a tough nut and cute to boot! I'm sorry about your loss and that I won't get see anymore of his adventures


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on April 13, 2016 11:51:33 AM
That Loki was a tough nut and cute to boot! I'm sorry about your loss and that I won't get see anymore of his adventures

Thanks Lindy!  I'm sorry his adventures are over, too.  Funny little guy.


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Post by: yoopidou on April 13, 2016 12:17:32 PM
What a terrible story, Bunny, I had no idea coyotes were dangerous for dogs.
I'm sorry for your loss.


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Post by: MissingWillow on April 13, 2016 12:37:01 PM
I'm so sorry, bunny.   :(. The ATC you made is beautiful.


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on April 13, 2016 01:46:05 PM
Thanks, guys!

yoopidou, we actually think it was a Coywolf (coyote / wolf hybrid - it's a real thing).  Coyotes usually hunt in groups, but this guy was solo.  It was also gray, which is not usual coloring for a coyote.  Smaller than a wolf, but a LOT bigger than a coyote.  Had a wolf face and a coyote tail.  It came right up to our patio, we got a pretty good look at it.

My 9 year old used to enjoy sleeping in the yard on the trampoline but that won't be happening again.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: kbrison on April 13, 2016 04:43:26 PM
It sounds like Loki fit his name. So sorry that he lost his final battle but he did it while protecting his territory from a larger predator. What a mighty warrior he must have been! So very sorry for your loss.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 13, 2016 08:25:46 PM
More quilt blocks!  These are called Origami Cranes...I love them...the pattern is by Amazon_Warrior.




I also made a hoop for the Lucky Charms challenge.  It was sort of a joke because my mod sisters were giving me a hard time. :D

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=446245.0


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bethntim on April 14, 2016 04:12:39 AM
The Golden Poop Hoopla (Poopla??) cracked me up!!

And the origami cranes are so whimsical, what are you going to do with them?  They would be a great table runner or wall hanging (in my opinion, not that you asked for it!)

Bunny, so sorry for your loss, one of those same creatures killed 13 of our chickens and our barn cat when I was growing up. 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 14, 2016 05:40:26 AM
Thanks!  The crane blocks are for Amazon_warrior in a swap.  I will probably make a few for myself as a wall hanging...they weren't difficult, but they are time consuming...I think 4 would make a nice wall hanging for my Asian-themed bedroom.

I think it is scary that wild animals are being forced to come into populated areas...we had a black bear last year and one of our neighbors said he heard coyotes last week.  I am glad that you and your kids were not injured, bunny...and yeah, I would not let anyone sleep outdoors!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on April 14, 2016 09:46:25 AM
Loki definitely fit his name!  LOL! And we had thought that our back wall was high enough to keep those guys out.  We thought wrong.  I'm looking at investing in razor wire.  And I'm not kidding when I say that, either.

The crane blocks are pretty! 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yoopidou on April 14, 2016 10:36:56 AM
yoopidou, we actually think it was a Coywolf (coyote / wolf hybrid - it's a real thing).  Coyotes usually hunt in groups, but this guy was solo.  It was also gray, which is not usual coloring for a coyote.  Smaller than a wolf, but a LOT bigger than a coyote.  Had a wolf face and a coyote tail.  It came right up to our patio, we got a pretty good look at it.

My 9 year old used to enjoy sleeping in the yard on the trampoline but that won't be happening again.
What a dangerous outside where you live!

Alwaysinmyroom, the cranes do look time consuming but they are beautiful.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on April 14, 2016 12:20:22 PM
Beautiful quilt blocks! Here's my hoop I stitched for the needlework challenge but I don't think it can compete against the poopla!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 14, 2016 01:42:19 PM
I loved them all...that is why we have the challenges...to keep a variety and to challenge each other! Your stitching is so beautiful!  I am a stab and hope I don't draw blood stitcher! ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 14, 2016 01:56:25 PM
I'm so sorry, bunny1kenobi.  :'(


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Post by: suereal on April 14, 2016 03:41:19 PM
I'm adding my tears to yours B1K.  I can't even imagine how hard that would be.  You will be in my thoughts


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 14, 2016 04:27:15 PM
I made a new recipe for dinner tonight with my younger DD, and mentioned to her that we'd have to take a photo of it and instagram it when it was done.  She agreed, and then we both forgot.

It was delicious!  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on April 14, 2016 07:14:19 PM
What was it??


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 14, 2016 07:29:30 PM
Bruschetta chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, corn, and French bread.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on April 14, 2016 07:56:36 PM
Thanks, everyone, for your kind words.  I didn't think it would hurt as much as it does, but I guess a lot of you all know how this is.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: rantyhippie on April 16, 2016 09:53:25 AM
Here are a few I have done:


A Mickey Mouse (from The Sorcerer's Apprentice) inspired pillow

The front is his robe



The back is a scene of the broken up mops in the water



The inside pillow




a summer quilt

V

a mermaid tail blanket



stuffed french toast



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 16, 2016 10:36:27 AM
The pillow is a really imaginative idea, I love it!


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Post by: yoopidou on April 16, 2016 10:39:26 AM
Lots of great stuff, Rantyhippie. my favorite is the summer quilt with its lively and cheerful colors. The mermaid tail is quite funny, can you actually put your legs in it?

I forgot to put a picture of this years cascarones. The parrot managed to steal the submarine spot so you will see him twice and no submarine at all.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: rantyhippie on April 16, 2016 11:28:05 AM
I love those eggs. Yes, I can. It is like an adult sized cocoon. It has really come in handy this past week.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 16, 2016 12:29:23 PM
Those eggs are amazing!  What fun to come up with different ideas...love the Tardis egg! ;D  Waldo is hilarious!

I love the movie, Sorcerer's Apprentice...the broom is one of my favorites...cute idea for a topsy-turvy pillow!

The stuffed French Toast looks decadent...I see you posted the recipe as well...oh no!


Title: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on April 17, 2016 10:43:30 AM
Another Family embroidery piece. Angel mother and daughter


And a springy fairy altered lid


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 17, 2016 01:08:59 PM
I like how those embroideries are pretty simple in lines and colors!

Cute little tin...is it in a mason jar lid?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on April 17, 2016 02:49:32 PM
It is!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 17, 2016 03:18:24 PM
I finished the last of my quilt block...these are words for sloth, who specifically requested a variety of words and even cuss words! ;D

 
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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 17, 2016 06:00:25 PM
They are both beautiful but the embroidery takes my breath away! :o


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: audio on April 17, 2016 09:12:57 PM
Love the bad words and the fairy shrine is so cute!!!


I'm excited to say I have a project i finally finished!
My Ultimate Craft Room is finished and I'm so excited to share it. All i want to do is craft all day, and when I'm not home I look at this pictures and wish I was home. I've very proud of it. And i did it cheaply and all by myself!



check out my post about it here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=446308.0


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: kbrison on April 17, 2016 10:04:57 PM
What a great craft space! From your earlier "in process" posts I thought it was going to be awesome and it is. What do you have planned for your first projects in the completed space?


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Post by: audio on April 17, 2016 10:28:11 PM
I started working on a wip from nearly six years ago. A purple inchie canvas. I've been collecting purple inches on and off and though I had enough to complete this. After applying all the inchies i have I still need nearly 200 inchies hahaha

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Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: texscrapper on April 18, 2016 05:58:25 AM
What a beautiful space audio! I would never want to leave it either!


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 18, 2016 06:15:37 AM
That is gorgeous!  I love the colors of the walls too.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yoopidou on April 18, 2016 11:55:29 AM
Lindy, it seems you found your style with the family embroideries.

I like how colorful your quilt blocks are, Alwaysinmyroom.

What a wonderful bright craft studio, Audio. You even have the cat to go with it! I guess you will spend lots of time there.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on April 18, 2016 02:34:11 PM
Oh my... so many fab projects!!  A mermaid tail!  They seem to be pretty popular right now.

the French toast, the quilt, the embroidery, the craft room (:o)... Wow!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on April 18, 2016 06:11:15 PM
I am so jealous of that crafting space!!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: fluffypants on April 20, 2016 07:01:08 AM
I can't believe this thread is at 89 pages and I don't think I've posted once. I've been slacking! Everything is so awesome. The patches, the quilt blocks, the hats, the craft room! Oof! Beauties.

I've been mostly finishing up some crafts I had kicking around, and doing a LOT of baking. I have photos of pretty much all the baking, but do I want to make everyone hungry? ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: kbrison on April 20, 2016 12:57:01 PM

I've been mostly finishing up some crafts I had kicking around, and doing a LOT of baking. I have photos of pretty much all the baking, but do I want to make everyone hungry? ;)

Sure you do! At least then those of us on restricted diets can visually devour your goodies even if we can't actually consume them.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on April 20, 2016 01:11:59 PM

I've been mostly finishing up some crafts I had kicking around, and doing a LOT of baking. I have photos of pretty much all the baking, but do I want to make everyone hungry? ;)

Sure you do! At least then those of us on restricted diets can visually devour your goodies even if we can't actually consume them.

Yeah, that works for me, too! LOL!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: fluffypants on April 20, 2016 02:48:27 PM
Well, if you insist! ;) I'm doing a 52 week baking challenge – they post weekly themes, and you bake something new each week! I've used one or two tried and true recipes, but otherwise most of these recipes are new to me. It's been a lot of fun so far!

Mixed Berry Dutch Baby:


Chocolate Lava Cake:


Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches (with homemade ice cream!):


Key Lime Loaf:


Cinnamon Buns:


Bagels:


Fortune Cookies:


Pull-apart Pizza Bread:


DOUGHNUTS!:


Orange Cranberry Scones:


Peanut Butter Chocolate Roll Cake:


Irish Soda Bread (with homemade stew!):


Butterfinger Sandwich Cookies:


Easter Cupcakes:


Chocolate Toffee Meringue Bombs:


Pecan Tarts:


And more to come! It's a good thing I know a lot of people who like sweets – I've managed not to eat an entire batch of anything... yet! ;)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on April 20, 2016 02:50:23 PM
Oh my.... if it were possible to lose weight from drooling, I'd be down 10 pounds...!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: texscrapper on April 20, 2016 03:07:26 PM
Those look amazing fluffypants! Where did you find this baking challenge? This looks like something that I my boys would enjoy me participating in  :D

On another note, I have been crafting up a storm the last few days. We are just north of Houston and have had so much rainfall the flooding is ridiculous. Thankfully, we are in a high elevation, but many friends were not so lucky. We were stranded by flooded roads the last 2 days and couldn't "escape" into town. So we all occupied ourselves with projects. The water is finally receding enough that our kids can head back to school tomorrow.

I have a few things left to wrap up and then I'll post bunches of stuff!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 20, 2016 04:37:47 PM
well there goes my diet!!!  wow--a lot of yummy classics!

Do you follow a recipe for each of them? I can only cook if I follow a recipe exactly. I would love to make that Irish soda bread.  Oh, and the key lime poppyseed bread...and maybe the filled donuts...and ... ha ha so yummy looking all of it!


I have been thinking a lot about our Texas craftsters!!!  Be safe!  A few years ago, my car was swept away in a flash flood with me in it...fortunately, I was rescued, but it is scary and super dangerous!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: fluffypants on April 20, 2016 08:10:50 PM
Thanks for the kind comments!

If anyone's curious about the recipes, most of them are on my Pinterest board of things I've tried: http://www.pinterest.com/fluffypants/tried-this-and-it-worked/ (http://www.pinterest.com/fluffypants/tried-this-and-it-worked/)

Texscrapper – the challenge is actually from Reddit, you can find it over here if you're interested! http://www.reddit.com/r/52weeksofbaking (http://www.reddit.com/r/52weeksofbaking)

AIMR, I do tend to follow recipes, but lately I've been getting more lax and experimenting! I never used to stray far from a written recipe, but I find this whole challenge is making me more comfortable with substitutions and trying different things. :) It's a nice side effect!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: suereal on April 20, 2016 08:11:00 PM
How scary AIMR!  So glad you got rescued ;D.  craftster would NOT be the same with out you ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: kbrison on April 20, 2016 10:28:47 PM
I've been worried about quaggy because of where she's located, but didn't realize you were in the flood zone, texscrapper. Glad to know your home and family are safe. I think carolmb and donniesgirl may be affected, too. Anyone else we should be concerned about? I saw some of the flooding in the Dal/FTW area last June on my way to Arlington. The North and South Canadian Rivers in southern Oklahoma were well beyond flood stage then, but the Red River between Texas and Oklahoma was even worse. Hope it's not that bad now.

Fluffypants, thanks for the recipe links. I mentioned the Key Lime Loaf to Zalphinian. She definitely approves!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yoopidou on April 20, 2016 11:44:54 PM
Wow, that's a huge lot of baking and everything looks delicious. I think I'll start eith the dutch baby, I had never seen nor eaten one. I did see the real Dutch babies in the Netherlands though.

Be safe, flooded craftsters.
What a terrifying moment, Alwaysinmyroom.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 21, 2016 05:35:19 AM
I don't watch the news so the only way I know that Craftsters are being affected by nature going crazy is thru reading these posts.  :'(

Whoever is having to deal with crazy weather-or people, quaggy-my prayers are with you.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: carolmb on April 21, 2016 05:45:39 AM
hope all the crafters around Houston are safe! down here at the bottom of texas we are okay. rain, rain and more rain, but as of yet no flooding.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 21, 2016 06:58:10 AM
Ok, I don't have a finished product to post here yet, but I need ideas/suggestions from my lovely fellow Craftsters about something that will result in a TON of completed projects to post here!  ;D

My last child's bat mitzvah (*sniff sniff*  :'() will be in April 2017.  I know that's a year away, but it's so much easier to plan and create and purchase items for the big event when it's spread out over time.

She chose the theme of:  RAINBOW

Do any of you have any ideas for decorations, foods, songs, table decor, table centerpieces, etc... in the theme of rainbow?

Also, for each of my children, I had something set up where everyone could offer words of wisdom to the child being bar/bat mitzvah-ed.  For my son, I sent out a letter and attached fancy paper where the people I sent it to could write the words of wisdom on that and mail it back to us.  I then made a book out of it.  For my older DD, I had a butterfly themed decorative suitcase and butterfly cutouts for people to write on.  I'd like to come up with something different for this bat mitzvah.

Thank you in advance for your help!  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 21, 2016 07:45:04 AM
Rainbow sounds like a fun theme!  There are a zillion ideas for rainbow parties for kids on Pinterest...even rainbow cakes!

I love the idea of having words of wisdom for her to have...since you love ATC and TM patches, maybe you can do something with those...people can write on fabric with fabric markers and you can make rainbow patches?  How about a white tablecloth with rainbow markers?  She can have the tablecloth as part of her treasures when she gets older!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: fluffypants on April 21, 2016 08:04:47 AM
At one of my friend's birthday parties when I was small, we each got a square of fabric (probably about 10 x 10") and fabric markers, paints, etc. to doodle whatever we wanted, then her mom made a quilt out of them all. Could be a fun idea to make a quilt or patchwork throw pillows!

I love the idea of a rainbow party. I want to have one! :D For food, fruit kabobs and rainbow cake!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: RedheadWithThread on April 21, 2016 10:18:26 AM
Hello all! Just checking in to say "hi" and that I'm loving everything everyone's been posting! I've been lurking while I feed the baby but hadn't had a chance to log in 'til now :)
Also, in case anyone didn't know, Hancock Fabrics is going out of business so they're putting everything on sale 20-50% off.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: cursive_queen on April 21, 2016 12:29:02 PM
LadyBugs - what about paper rainbows that people write on and they could  be strung up as decorations if sent back to you before the party


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 21, 2016 12:58:26 PM
Cursive queen, awesome idea!


Title: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: butterflyangel on April 21, 2016 12:58:31 PM
I always miss out on so much great stuff !! Real quick:
Ladybugs: those eggless cookies look yum, would deff have to try that
Lindy-wow your lucky star hoop is beautiful
Yoop- those eggs are such a great way to decorate! Never thought of that
Audio- woah your craft room is amazing !


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Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 21, 2016 01:03:25 PM
Fluffy pants, I love your idea too!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 21, 2016 01:05:20 PM
AIMR the tablecloth idea is excellent. She really treasures things that are given to her that have meaning behind them. I just might do this idea. Thx!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: gala_apples on April 21, 2016 07:54:01 PM
So I've last minute been given a project by my boss.   :-\

I work at a daycare that has a few jewish kids, and also my boss is jewish. I am the friendly agnostic teacher, willing to participate in the friday rituals without knowing much about why we're doing stuff. Now that I've been working there a while and am more trusted I've been given permission to start cooking with the kids. \o/ And it's good that I can do it, because she has celiac and can't bake at all.

The downside to this trust is Passover apparently starts on Friday and she asked if I'd make matzah with them. I said yes, despite having no idea what it is. I've just looked it up, and it's TIMED. If I can't get 7 2-4 year olds to make then roll dough paper thin and poke it with a fork 50 times in 18 minutes they can't eat it because it's not kosher. I'm freaking out a little bit. I'm gonna mess up the whole ritual, probably, because that seems impossible.  :-\


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: kbrison on April 21, 2016 09:49:26 PM
Gala, maybe you could let the kids make practice matzos (using playdough or pie crust) to begin learning the skill but NOT to be eaten. Then you could make the actual matzo while they observe. Would that work?

LBBB, I always think of the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow (Are my Irish roots showing?). You could put gelt.
Jello makes a very pretty rainbow dessert when you layer it in a goblet or other clear dish plus it tastes good but doesn't cost a fortune. You could also add food coloring to cake batter, then layer it in a bundt cake pan to make rainbow slices.

The Rainbow Fish books would also be a great basis for the theme. Then there's Rainbow Pony as well. Either would make a great pinata or game, cute decorations, potential to turn them into short skits, make cookies in those shapes, use them for banners or wall hangings.

For favors you could color rainbows on shrink plastic (from any clear #5 or #6 plastic container), then use the shrunken pieces to make necklaces, earrings, keychains, charms, zipper-pulls, etc.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 22, 2016 08:46:55 AM
My younger DD received an unpainted ceramic (?) mushroom as a gift from someone, and a set of acrylic paints from another special someone  ;D and she painted the mushroom last night.  She painted one side and I did the other.  Here's her side first:

(Yes, that girl has a VERY steady hand!)
And my side:


In my first ever swap on Craftster, my partner had sent me a box with a nature scene (similiar to the one I painted on the mushroom) and I loved it!  (I still have it.)  Since then, I have really enjoyed painting the same nature scenes.  Oh, and the bottom has a gnome going into the hole in the bottom of the mushroom-his back to you.  :D

And....thank you everyone for the ideas for my DD's rainbow themed bat mitzvah!  Keep them coming, please!  :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: Patraw on April 22, 2016 09:21:34 AM
That two-sided mushroom is really cool and that's a neat approach to doing an art project with someone!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on April 22, 2016 11:43:24 AM
LadybugsAndBumblebees, love the rainbow theme!!  Sounds like you are going to have loads of fun with it!

Mushroom!  love!!!

Here's something I crafted out of many little parts. Lana shot some of the video as did other Difference Makers, plus me and John.  :)  It shows the heart that went into our recent Global Youth Service Day/Week/Month.  Please check it out! 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1r8tkx7HI_s


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 22, 2016 12:21:38 PM
The two sided mushroom was DD's idea!  She let me display it in the livingroom.  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: kbrison on April 22, 2016 01:53:36 PM
Not sure I caught every shot of Lana, but I spotted several, including when she was being a speed demon behind the Hawaiian ice machine. So glad our Craftster friends have had an opportunity to help such a great group of kids. I'm so proud of all that they're doing! Wish there was a DM group in my area.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on April 22, 2016 02:52:00 PM
Not sure I caught every shot of Lana, but I spotted several, including when she was being a speed demon behind the Hawaiian ice machine. So glad our Craftster friends have had an opportunity to help such a great group of kids. I'm so proud of all that they're doing! Wish there was a DM group in my area.

Heehee, thanks Kathy!  I had to work hard to edit her out where I could.  She and Bryan were the only ones at the Strathmore event so I couldn't do anything there.  :)   You guys really made the event special.  Everyone went gaga over all the handcrafted goodies.   :)  Hopefully these types of groups will be popping up everywhere.  It is so great for the kids to make a connection to others in their community and think beyond themselves.  I sure wish I had a club like this growing up.  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: kbrison on April 23, 2016 12:15:18 AM
My church youth group and Girl Scout troop both did a lot of service projects, but nothing on the level of DM. It's an amazing program.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on April 23, 2016 08:13:51 PM
I made another lemon loaf today but this one turned out even better than the last one. The only thing I did differently is I made a glaze out of lemon juice and powdered sugar to go on top


Here's the recipe, it was super simple!
http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/easy-lemon-loaf/c9b25edf-afc8-4476-b840-0623b345a31e


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 24, 2016 05:33:22 PM
That mushroom is pretty neat!  I never thought to make one two-sided...but which side to show off?  I guess you would have to rotate it daily! ;D  Great job, LBABB and DD!

That lemon cake looks so yummy.  My friend brought over a vegan, gluten-free,yummy polenta cake with fresh berries...I love lemon!

I wonder if our Hancock's is going out of business?  That is so sad...I have been shopping Hancock's since my college days!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yoopidou on April 25, 2016 12:25:07 AM
That lemon cake looks so scrumptious... I need to start running again to be able to enjoy it.

I agree with you Ladybugandbumbblebee, your daughter has a very steady hand. She should work on miniatures. Cute mushroom, maybe you could find more decorations like animals or fairies or people to paint and create a whole scene.

Underthemountain, you will have to create your own charity group for not young anymore but young at heart people. I'm sure you would find lots of volunteers.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: audio on April 25, 2016 03:22:09 AM
that lemon bread look great!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 26, 2016 07:15:38 AM
I finished both of Prayer flags for a swap, but I still have to make one for myself, which I find the hardest!

Here is one I sent and which was received. Lots and lots of stitching.  I used a vintage hanky for the back and for the lace.  I love making these.  For those of you who want to play with fabrics, might I suggest the Fabric Journal Pages Swap?  Really, you can't believe how fun and easy it is to create so many different ways with fabric!



Title: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on April 26, 2016 08:52:32 AM
Great prayer flags!

This is my hoop for the Hoopla Along. This months theme was the birds and the bees


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 26, 2016 09:16:26 AM
Beautiful stitching, lindy!  Love that design...so springy!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on April 26, 2016 12:41:05 PM
Some lovely projects!  Pretty hoop!  Delicious looking bread.... *sigh* I need me some crafty time.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: audio on April 26, 2016 12:42:54 PM
Very nice hoop lindyv. My favorite part is the flower eyes!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on April 26, 2016 01:35:30 PM
Thanks all!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 27, 2016 06:43:01 AM
*raises hand, looks around nervously, coughs*  "Yes, my name is Barbara, and I'm addicted to making TM patches."  ;) ::)

Here are six I have completely finished:







Here is a photo of all my completed TM patches together (minus the ladybug themed one I received in the TM swap...I'm sad  :'(, but I'm sure it will turn up):


And here is the basket I filled yesterday afternoon with all my favorite TM patch embellishments I found in my craft room:

DD found me sitting on the floor of my craft room yesterday, going thru my button collection.  I told her what I was doing and then put her to work!   :D  We spent about 45 minutes together and we loved it!  I was very lucky to have cabute as a swap partner a few years back (I'm almost positive it was her), and she made me three teriffic fabric baskets.  The biggest one I have next to my couch in the livingroom and it holds my current crochet projects. 
The medium one is the one shown, holding my TM patch supplies.  I had just filled it up yesterday and put it in the livingroom next to the coffee table.

I came home at 9:45 PM last night, and first thing hubby says to me is that:  "We all agree you need to move these baskets!  You have one here (hand gestures towards one), and you have one here (gestures towards other one)...!"  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 27, 2016 09:00:03 AM
Love seeing all of your patches together!  Fun and colorful!  WOW!  looks like you have lots of supplies to keep you busy!

I LOVE the leaf one you did...the tiny leaf embellishments are fabulous!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on April 27, 2016 10:42:48 AM
Ladybugs, you are a patch making machine!  LOL!  My faves are the one with the leaves and the cheerful one with the orange buttons.  If I remember correctly, you are a particular fan of orange, yes?

My partner received my Undercover Fandom swap package so I have a few things to post:


From the original Star Wars movie (A New Hope- this is a magnet)


From The Last Airbender



From Harry Potter (the double-sided sign hangs on the chains)


From The Last Airbender


From The Shadowhunter Chronicles


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 27, 2016 03:04:10 PM
There were so many clever projects in that swap....you did such a variety...I will have to say my favorite thing though was the Walking Dead one! ;D 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: RedheadWithThread on April 27, 2016 05:56:26 PM
From what I understand, ALL Hancock Fabrics are going out of business. :'( It's sad because I love shopping there. Sure, we have a Hobby Lobby and Michael's that are just as close but they just don't have the fabric selection that Hancock does. And the nearest JoAnn's is two hours away. Yeah, I could shop online but it's not the same when you want a fabric but just don't know what. I also love to feel the fabrics as I browse.

One of these days I'm going to have to try my hand at Teesha Moore patches. Maybe I'll try to make my first this weekend, if I have the time to do it. My fiance and I are letting my parents keep Lucius (aka our little froggy) for the weekend so that I can make the blackout curtains for our trailer so that we can save some money on our electric bill this summer. I'm also going to be sewing blanket binding on some fleece to make a lap blanket for my fiance's best friend. Neatly pinning on the binding is the hardest part because I want it to look as close to perfect as possible.

Pray for my sanity. I've only ever left my little froggy for a few hours with his Mimi (fiance's mom) and that was at our place, where I was going right back to him.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: texscrapper on April 27, 2016 07:40:08 PM
Holy Weather Batman! It has been quite the week and a half around here. Last week we has tons of rain and devastating flood ..... this morning we had a tornado hit our area. Luckily, we only had minor damage, but many were not so lucky. It's devastating around here right now.

With all the crazy weather, I haven't posted pics  ::) Here are some of the projects I've done this month. I also "officially" opened my business this month - so many of my projects have been for customers!

Swap for DearBlueBird


Swap for UndertheMountain


Mother's Day Gifts - Custom Pillow Covers


Monogrammed Umbrellas & Pillowcases



Doll & Me Shirt


Sewn Bloomers for a pageant princess :)


Various Custom T-Shirts






Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 28, 2016 06:18:00 AM
I love all of the personalized items you made...and so glad that you and your family are safe...we have been watching the devastation here in PA...so many people have been affected.

FreakieGeekie---I am sure that for a new mom, leaving her baby with others must be stressful, even if you have the utmost trust in them...sounds like you are getting back to things you love to do and fitting baby in with your lives!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: cursive_queen on April 28, 2016 06:27:52 AM
Bunny - those fandom crafts are so fun.

Texascrapper - The show pig one made me giggle and smile


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: sheepBlue on April 28, 2016 07:17:24 AM
I've been around lurking, but have been rather sluggish on the projects this year. Anyway, I thought I'd do a bit of a project dump of what I've gotten done within the last 2 months...

Two hooplas that were going to be donated to the next DM charity auction - I say "were" because the top one has been claimed by a friend because it is her favorite poem haha. I fully intend to make at least one or two more to add to the bunch though so there's that.



I also did the last IYP with Jemimah who is amazing and made these for her:

A really textured painting - it's amazing what you can do with gesso..



A wrapped necklace, made from clothesline rope, a beautiful shiny soft grey yarn, aqua wire, and white seed beads.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on April 28, 2016 07:39:11 AM
Oh those TM patches are wonderful!!!

Also love all the custom shirts!

The hoops are gorgeous as is the painting and necklace!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 28, 2016 08:39:12 AM
Love the necklace...so earthy!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on April 28, 2016 08:40:09 AM
Wow, great t-shirts!  I also really dig the umbrellas!

The art is beautiful (the texture makes it stand out) and that necklace is so pretty...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 28, 2016 11:45:17 AM
Thanks, lindy!  No joke, I have like nine more I finished between yesterday and today that I need to post!  Told ya I'm addicted!  ::) ;)


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Post by: yoopidou on April 28, 2016 11:45:39 AM
Alwaysinmyroom, I like how you put lace on the side of the prayer flag. It goes very well with the fabric you chose.

Lindy, I admire the neatness and regularity of your stitches.

Ladybugsandbumblebee, all the patches look great. You always find nice color combinations for the background fabric and the sides one. Do you have an idea of what you will create with them?

What a big swap package, Bunny1kenobi. my favorite is the double sided sign. I like the metal chains, the design and who can resist a hanging sign?

Texscrapper, your work looks professional, it's so perfect.

Sheepblue, the necklace makes me think of Earth and soil and woods and green rivers. The little beads wrapped around add an interesting touch.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 28, 2016 01:06:19 PM
yoopidou, I want to make a large pocketbook and then a wallet, and then maybe a journal cover with the TM patches.  I actually have a pile of ones I finished last night and today that I need to post.  ::) ::)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: that1girl on April 28, 2016 03:29:44 PM
18.
19.
20.
a few mittens for "mittens for cold hands"

21.


i messed up on my counting for this one so i just finished up this small portion and sewed it to a tote bag i found at the thrift store

22.

i made this bag for a new knitter at my knitting group. she was carrying around her projects in a paper bag and it got a hole.

23.


24.


i didnt like the way it looks on me, im going to donate it

25.


It's a Sunny Day Shawl by Annelies Baes

26.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 28, 2016 04:15:41 PM
I was just thinking of you!!!!

And here you are posting mega amounts of projects!!

How nice of you to make a bag for your knitter friend...

And, oh my...you look terrific in that halter top!

Nice save on the little cross stitch, too...I would have thrown it out, but this is a good idea!

The shawl is truly lovely.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: kbrison on April 28, 2016 08:38:15 PM
Lindy, you either have to quit posting yummy looking food or you have to invite me over to help eat it! (You know which I'd prefer, don't you?)

The mittens are wonderfull, that1girl. I know they must have been deeply appreciated.

Tex, all the shirts look perfect! Don't know which I like best.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: smileyyogini on April 29, 2016 01:34:40 AM
Hi! Im joining in pretty late in the game. I finished this guy tonight :)

1. Dobby!



2. Knitted Basketweave Dishcloth



3. Knitted Bias Dishcloth



4. Yellow Granny Apron



5. Knitted Hat for my husband



6. Sliming Heart Ami



7. Sunshine Coasters



8 and 9.

Mommy and me moogle beanies.




10.

Cocoon for a newborn



11. Crocheted some houseshoes



12. Flower Crown



13. Unforgettable Hat



14 and 15. Dishcloths!

 

16. Paint by numbers Sea Turtles!



17. Lacey Dishcloth



18. Juggling Balls for my Son



19. A pair of Monkey socks



20. and 21. Two newborn sets for knitting4peace



21. A crochet dishcloth



22. Blackberry Waffle Socks (from the blueberry waffle sock pattern...but mine are purple. So blackberry, right?)



23. Project bag



24. Sunday Shawl for me



25.

26.

27.

28.

29.

30.

31.

 
32.

33.

34.

35.

36.

37.

38.

39.






Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 29, 2016 06:31:24 AM
awww--he is helping you with what looks like a whole lot of knitting WIPS! ;D

Welcome..never too late to track and motivate yourself to get projects done!  Glad to see you and look forward to seeing more of your yar goodies...I take it you do both crochet and knit! YAY!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: smileyyogini on April 29, 2016 08:02:14 AM
I crochet primarily but I am teaching myself to knit. Its really challenging. I was working on this sock pattern for the last two weeks and I really needed to make this Dobby to remind myself that yarn does not actually hate me. Felt so nice to finish something! Today Im working on a knit scarf :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: RedheadWithThread on April 29, 2016 09:34:58 AM
FreakieGeekie---I am sure that for a new mom, leaving her baby with others must be stressful, even if you have the utmost trust in them...sounds like you are getting back to things you love to do and fitting baby in with your lives!

This morning my fiance said that on the way home, he kept expecting me to tell him to turn around and go back for the baby. We sat at my parents' house for about an hour before I'd leave. But I know he'll be okay. And I'm going to occupy myself making things. As soon as I have a bit of lunch, I'm going to start on my curtains. Well, after I sweep the kitchen floor I will: our kitchen table isn't big enough to lay out the fabric to cut/pin/line it for a few curtains because some of our windows are tall.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on April 29, 2016 10:14:11 AM
Smiley!!! Long time no see!  Glad to see you back in action, what a cute little Dobby!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yofi on April 29, 2016 12:05:58 PM
Doing a quick dump of items – far more in the works but I can’t reveal them yet!

22. Pi Daze
Of course, you know I had to celebrate March 14th with a pie-a-palooza at work.  And we did! We had apple pie, butterscotch pie, lemon chess pie, and chocolate pecan pie.  What we did not have unfortunately, was pictures.  L

23. Almond shortbread selection
I did manage to get a picture of some of the almond shortbread variations I made for some friends who can’t/won’t eat gluten – straight shortbread, snickerdoodles, toffee chip and jam thumbprints.


24. Retro dishcloths
I joined the fake craftalong for dishcloths, as I had made any in a reeeeeally long time.  The first turquoise and white one I cast on was rather large, but that just makes it more useful, right? 

I made another set in red and white, using the Mason Dixon “Linoleum” pattern.  I love it!  A bit more time-consuming to knit, but it’s very nubby and textured.  Just what you want in a dishcloth!


25. Taco party
We have a lot of interns at work, and we like to do something special on their last day, usually cake or pizza.  But Michelle often brought us cookies and cakes from her job, so we had to do something a little grander. So we threw a taco party!  I made guacamole, salsa, refried beans, chopped lettuce and shredded cheese.  I cooked the beef and turkey fillings before I left the house, and a co-worker cooked lime fish, while another stood over the hot plate warming tortillas.  It was a great time and you would think with all that work, I would have managed to get a picture!

26.Tiny Kodama
I’ve been on a bit of a Miyazaki kick lately, and have also wanted to play more with polymer clay.  So, I made a dozen kodamas, the little tree spirits from Princess Mononoke. 

Some of these are headed to a special project, but some will pop up in terrariums.  And some of them have special properties…

Hard to take a picture of glow-in-the-dark objects with a little phone camera!

27. Toffee chocolate chip cookies
Still spending time in the woodworkers shop every week, and paying my way in baked goods.  The toffee chocolate chip cookies were particularly popular…


28. Chibi totoros
Miyazaki again, in a different medium, these are the little white forest spirits from “My Neighbor Totoro”.  #4 needles were not fine enough, #2 needles were not fine enough – the smallest of these is under 2” tall, knit on #1 needles.  Whew!

29. A skein of snakes
One of my best friends loves snakes, and so I’ve been experimenting with snake jewelry.  These pendants are getting closer…


30.Gluten free oatmeal raisin cookies
Who knew there was such a thing as gluten free oats?  And that you can make your own oatflour?  And that gluten free oatmeal raisin cookies were so tasty?  Well, my friends do, now!





Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: texscrapper on April 29, 2016 01:57:01 PM
Yofi - Those cookies look super yummy!
Smiley - that little dude is so cute!
that1girl - MITTENS! They are awesome!
sheepblue - LOVE that necklace


Thank you all for the sweet comments on the shirts. Every once in a while you have to take a break and make one for yourself!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on April 29, 2016 03:33:34 PM
I need that ^^^ shirt!!

The cookies look fabulous now I feel like baking!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 29, 2016 05:11:12 PM
yofi--your cookies look so yummy....your friends are so lucky that you know how to make treats for them, even if they have some health challenges!

I just love the red and white dishcloth...I mean, to the point that I want to knit washcloths... ;D

Your experiment in clay is going well...I have that on my list of new things to try in 2016, but I have yet to even look at clay...guess I just need to jump in and try...

texscrapper...lol love that t-shirt!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: RedheadWithThread on April 29, 2016 11:03:17 PM
Didn't work on curtains today (I slept a LOT) but I did get this done up for my fiance's best friend:

It's about 1 1/2 yards fabric with satin blanket binding sewn on (a whole one and less than half of another) to give it a finished look. Super simple and relatively cheap because I bought it all on sale at Hancock Fabrics.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 30, 2016 03:45:33 AM
I am going to Hancocks today to see what I can find...so sad...I have been shopping Hancocks just about all my adult life...

Love that blanket...I am sure my BIL would love it...he is a LSU grad!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: texscrapper on April 30, 2016 05:23:07 AM
I love waking up to see LSU crafts! Great blanket FreakieGeekie - GEAUX Tigers!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 30, 2016 06:44:55 AM
My last prayer flag was received and I also had to make one for myself..;D.

I used the fabric I made earlier and cut it into prayer flag size and embellished it.  I needed something cheerful to hang up as our spring seems to be rainy and reary...




Here is the one I made for Abbeeroad.  It is made from some old denim and batik fabrics in reverse applique. 



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: zcrafter on April 30, 2016 09:20:10 AM
LOVE those prayer flags, aimr!

I'm trying to catch up with this thread. There are so many wonderful projects, and it's inspiring for me.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yoopidou on April 30, 2016 09:56:36 AM
Lots of lovely yarn goodies That1girl. My favorite is not a yarn ones though, I love the cross stitch embroidery on the canvas bag. Did you sew thw owl backpack too?

Smileyyogini, that's a cute Dobbie. Make him a sock now!

Yofi, the Miyazaki sprites are super cute, especially the knitted ones.The red and white dish cloth has a beautiful pattern. So beautiful it would make a nice top. And the cookies look very yummy, especially the chocolate caramel ones.

Seems like you're having fun with the Tshirts Texscrapper.

Alwaysinmyroom, these two prayer flags are very different, yet I can't choose a favorite. The orange one has bright happy colors and I really like that you made the fabric yourself.. The reverse applique with the batik fabrics showing different colors that fits perfectly the front image is genius.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yoopidou on April 30, 2016 10:00:32 AM
I've done some baking and cooking for the school band bake sale.
Swiss roll with school colors

madeleines

financiers

crepes


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 30, 2016 11:20:10 AM
Oh my--we have some serious bakers on this thread!  You guys are killing me with it all!

Those roll ups with school colors is something I never heard of...good idea!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: audio on April 30, 2016 11:58:22 AM
 :o smiley that crochet dobby is to die for !!! so cool!

yofi the dishcloths are very pretty and I love the use of the Kodama in the terrariums! So cool!

texscrapper! Love the shirt!

Freakie - The blanket looks very nice! I love that you used blanket binding instead of doing the usual tied ends! I wan't to try this now!

AIMR - Those flags are Beautiful!!!

All the food looks great! I'm not a sweets person but I think if I walked up to a table filled with all these goodies I'd have to try one of everything.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: audio on April 30, 2016 12:06:29 PM
I have quite a few projects to share but they are all for swaps.

I do have one simple thing I made I can share though.

A Ransom Note Kit!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 30, 2016 12:38:53 PM
It's spring break from school for my girls right now, and on Thursday, we had a "do nothing" day.  My older DD has been wanting to watch the first Harry Potter movie so I finished these TM patches as we watched:





(The big ladybug themed patch I don't seem to have a photo of just that one.  But that's the ninth patch.)

*I love the binding on the LSU blanket...it makes it look so finished!
*AIMR, I think that orange prayer flag was supposed to go to me!  ;D
*yoopidou, I admire your baking skills immensely!  Everything looks so good and so imaginative!  Yum!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: kbrison on April 30, 2016 09:14:24 PM
Yoopi, everything looks delicious and as if it's straight from a French bakery . . . so much more appealing than the typical brownies, cupcakes, or chocolate chip cookies. Not that those aren't good, it's just that's what everyone seems to bring. What filling did you use for the crepes? Think I need to pull out my madelaine pans; I'm getting a craving!

AIMR, love the cheer prayer flag!

Audio, are you planning to go into the kidnapping business? Your kit is inspired!

Freakie, I saw your post before I checked the person posting it. My immediate thought was "Texscrapper". Just can't keep LA girls away from purple and gold I suppose. Glad you were able to sleep. Definitely more important than curtains.

LBBB, you've become quite the TM patch factory. Looking forward to seeing your finished projects.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: RedheadWithThread on April 30, 2016 10:05:07 PM
AIMR, love your prayer flags! And I know how you feel about Hancock Fabrics closing. It's the closest fabric store for me because it's only fifteen minutes away. Beyond Hobby Lobby (very little fabric selection :I) and Michael's (even less than HL), I'd have to drive two hours to go fabric shopping at a JoAnn's :(

I want to go to yoopidou's house to help taste-test those yummy looking baked goodies! :o

Audio, I never thought I'd say this, but I want a ransom note kit! Lol! That would be a fun container to have around for people who decoupage.

LBB, those TM patches are pretty! I really like the one with cupcakes on it.

Freakie, I saw your post before I checked the person posting it. My immediate thought was "Texscrapper". Just can't keep LA girls away from purple and gold I suppose. Glad you were able to sleep. Definitely more important than curtains.

I'll probably be making another LSU blanket because my fiance wants one, too, and I've still got plenty of the fabric (I bought the last six yards and got it for 50% off instead of 40% because they're still offering an extra 10% off for buying end of bolt). As far as the nice finished look of the satin binding, I got the idea a few years ago when I wanted to make a blanket as a gift for someone. I didn't feel like cutting fringes then tying a bunch of knots so I picked up a couple blanket binding that were on sale to go along the edge. Basically, this great idea came about because I was lazy! Lol!
I'll eventually get around to those curtains. If nothing else, in a couple weeks or so, my fiance's mom was wanting to keep my Froggy for the weekend and I'll get them done then.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 01, 2016 07:20:33 AM
True story...when I was in collage, I actually received a note that was done ransom style from a stalker...it was a true threat and police were called. I have no unearthly idea why I kept it...maybe as a reminder that there is real danger out there...

I know craftsters will only use the kit for good, not evil! ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yoopidou on May 01, 2016 11:27:11 AM
Freakie, I didn't see your blanket. I wonder how since the color is quite easy to notice. I like the soft silky blanket border, just like the ones I always had. It's agreeable to touch and resistant for years. Sure, come on over, you're welcome but I'm afraid I'm a bit far away. Don't forget to bring your frog!

Alwaysinmyroom, that's scary. I hope he was stopped fast.

Audio, I was wondering if there was another meaning to ransom notes for a while.

Kbrison, the last time I tried an American recipe for a chocolate cake to bring at a potluck, it involved the microwave and upside cups to hold the pan, and water. The pan slid on the cups and it was a total mess and an ugly dry cake. At least, now, my friends stopped believing everything I made would taste good! So, for the school band bake sale, I felt more confident baking what I learned as a child. Anyway, these French recipe are so full of good stuff like butter, sugar that they almost always taste good. And like you said, there is always plenty cookies and brownies baked by expert moms to enjoy.

LadybugsAndBumblebees, I am eager to see your finished projects. My favorite patches this time are the ohana one because what's best than ohana? And the cupcake one because I like the colors.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 01, 2016 02:34:21 PM
The ohana label I actually made myself, using one of a set of stamps I received from a very talented and generous Craftster years ago.  I love it too!  I'm enjoying making these TM patches so much that I will probably just make and make and make them even when I don't need them for a project anymore!   ::)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 01, 2016 03:05:38 PM
My partner received for the 'Box of Sunshine' swap, so I'm going to post photos of the items I made for that swap here:
-A waterbottle holder for her DD:

-A bird in a nest in a birdcage with eggs:

-A set of seven dishcloths:

-A waterbottle holder for her DS:

-A set of seven face scrubbies:



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 01, 2016 03:11:44 PM
It wouldn't let me post any more photos on that "reply" post, so here's the rest of the items I made:
-Waterbottle holder for mom:

-TM patch:

-Decorated wood birdhouse:


(I also made a pink waterbottle holder for her younger DD, but I forgot to upload it into picasa, and I can't be bothered now.  :P)  There's so much stuff b/c we agreed to spoil each other, and we all know how I love to crochet!



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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 01, 2016 04:15:03 PM
You sure spoiled your partner!

I wish I had thought of a birdhouse...very cute and springy!

Love the dishcloths and that bag, too...so useful and pretty!  lol I see you got your crochet back on...I was worried there that the patches got hold of you...now you can do both! lol


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 01, 2016 06:31:38 PM
 ;D


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Post by: yofi on May 02, 2016 11:10:36 AM
Ladybugs - I love your crochet!  Is that all cotton?  Very springy!
And I like the bird patch; very sweet


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 02, 2016 11:37:35 AM
All cotton, yes.  It draws the condensation from the waterbottles and it will help the market bag not to stretch so much.


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Post by: lindyv321 on May 02, 2016 08:07:19 PM
More great stuff!! Everyone is rocking it on their projects!!

That is super scary AIMR!!!

I made these gift card holders for teacher appreciation week


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Post by: yoopidou on May 03, 2016 12:20:40 AM
Ladybugsandbumblebees, what a spoiler you are! My favorite are the seven dish clothes but it was hard to choose as everything looks great and most are useful too.

Cute card holders Lindy. The butterfly looks ready to take flight.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 03, 2016 06:21:03 AM
Those are lovely! 


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Post by: kbrison on May 03, 2016 11:20:25 AM
Cute idea, Lindy.


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Post by: lindyv321 on May 03, 2016 08:28:34 PM
Thanks all! I used designs from the Silhouette store and cut them on the machine.

I went to my first paint night event tonight and my painting turned out better than I thought it would!


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Post by: yoopidou on May 03, 2016 10:34:37 PM
Nice sky, this makes me want to go see the sunset.
Did you drink too? Here, all these classes are paint and wine.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 04, 2016 06:30:23 AM
lol they are paint and wine here, too...

Sounds like a fun time, lindy...and obviously, a desert sunset...we don't get those colors here in the dreary Northeast...more pinks and blues than oranges and purples...just gorgeous!


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Post by: zcrafter on May 04, 2016 07:16:09 AM
Your painting turned out beautiful, lindyv321! I can't see a signature -- be sure to sign it for posterity.


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on May 04, 2016 07:31:19 AM
Great painting, Lindy! I'd like to do one of those workshops, I think it would be fun!

I did a little something last night:



This collage is being offered as a prize for the Spring Nerd Battles raffle to be held at the end of the month.


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 04, 2016 01:51:28 PM
DD and I found another recipe to try and this one was for Jello cookies!  Here's a pic of her making the cookies:

And here is a pic of the finished cookies:

Here's the recipe:
INGREDIENTS:
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup vegetable shortening (we used the same amt. of vegetable oil and they came out fine)
1/2 cup sugar
1 3oz. package Jello
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
DIRECTIONS:
-Cream the butter, shortening, sugar, and Jello.  Add the eggs and vanilla and beat on medium speed until well mixed.  Sift the flour, salt, and baking powder.  On slow speed, add the dry mixture, adding a little at a time.  Mix well.
-The dough will be fairly soft, but not sticky.  You don't need to refrigerate the dough before rolling.
-Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. 
-Bake the cookies for 6-8 minutes. 

*You can roll the dough in colored sugar (sold in the baking aisle of the supermarket), if you want to make your cookies really fancy!  :D
*DH eats all the chocolate we keep in the house for our cookies, so we opened up a secret stash of chocolate Easter eggs and smashed them and added them into the batter.  YUM!

And just something I saw when I picked up said DD from school today, just for cuteness:

The nest was at the base of a tree, and the Daddy duck was sitting on some eggs!  I didn't know ducks made their nests on the ground!  (And it's so funny, most of the schools in our district have several ducks that lay their eggs in the courtyards of the schools, so much so, that that SHOULD be our school mascot!  :o :D)


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Post by: lindyv321 on May 05, 2016 05:43:02 AM
The class was at a bar and grill but I just sipped on some iced tea since I had a long drive home...


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 05, 2016 05:50:41 AM
Those Jello cookies sound yummy...and they look filling!

We have some ducks nesting under the pines on our property...they come back each year...I can't wait to see the little ones!

I took these images from my partner in the Sunshine Swap...she took better pictures than I did! ;D

Coiled Fabric Bowl....I love making these...so relaxing and surprising.  I used 12 different yellow fabrics of all shades...
The face is made from clay and then colored with enamel paint that I rubbed off.  I did not want it too "smiley face" yellow..



I made her a suncatcher...you might remember that I made a few of these last year after lindy posted one she made...it is now one of my favorite things to give as a gift to people...



My partner wanted something squishy so I made her a mini Ninni...



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Post by: bunny1kenobi on May 05, 2016 08:59:40 AM
Green cookies!  My littlest would be ALL OVER those!  LOL! 

And I'm digging that coiled bowl/basket--  it came out SO pretty!  I think I may need one of those in my kitchen to put on my counter for fruit, but in black and red. Seriously- I may need some tips on how you did that AIMR, coz I want one!


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 05, 2016 09:21:00 AM
What's nice about the jello cookies, is that they can change color, depending on what flavor jello you use!  And they really do taste like jello, and it's not overpowering.

AIMR, I love the coiled basket-the little face is awesome-and I love the yellow suncatcher as well!  I have three that I've received from swaps and they seriously make me smile every time I look at them!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 05, 2016 10:15:44 AM
I bet orange would be wonderful!


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 05, 2016 10:49:10 AM
AIMR, I can't think of one thing that couldn't be improved on with some orange!  ::) ;D


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Post by: lindyv321 on May 05, 2016 05:04:31 PM
Love the yellow goodies even though it's not one of my favorite colors... Your sun catcher is fabulous


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 06, 2016 06:34:20 AM
Thanks, lindy...for the compliment and the idea! ;D

Yellow is actually my least favorite color, but, it grew on me...and now, I find that I actually want some yellow in my life, so I might be painting my craft room yellow this summer, lol...

And, speaking about yellow, here are the fingerless mitts I made for the swap... and some dishtowels I embellished with fabric...





ChameleonHound sent me a cute cat coloring book...I colored a page and then made myself some much needed notecards...



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Post by: zcrafter on May 06, 2016 06:55:31 AM
That basket is gorgeous, aimr! And I really like the idea of using colored pages to make notecards.


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 06, 2016 08:36:59 AM
I have a deep yellow paint on my craft room walls, and it is VERY soothing and pretty to look at.


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Post by: yoopidou on May 06, 2016 09:47:55 AM
The coiled fabric bowl is really beautiful and useful.
I'm sure my cat would love one to spend her afternoon's in and I could use some around the house too. One more craft to try someday.
The ninny is adorable and the towels are cheerful.

Lindy, you are wise to stay safe on the road.

Ladybugsandbumblebees, your daughter looks very happy with her cookies. This will make great memories for her and is sure to foster a love of cooking at home. Could you make rainbow cookies too?


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Post by: lindyv321 on May 06, 2016 04:05:32 PM
This kitty cards are perfect!!!


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Post by: sheepBlue on May 07, 2016 01:21:04 PM
I love a good strong yellow. Great stuff everyone!

I've been super busy procrastinating to get any crafting done  ::) :P But I got inspired to make these wee stitches recently (and by inspired I mean, I procrastinated on getting birthday presents for a couple of friends too haha). And as I am wont to do, I made more than I needed just in case I screwed them up. So I ended up with 3 pendants and 3 magnets. Now I just need to decide which 2 pendants to gift....hmmm. I'm definitely gifting the lavender one....but now it's down to the ladybug or the white flower in the circle pendant? I'll take any opinions gladly  :)



Close ups of the contenders







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Post by: gala_apples on May 07, 2016 02:02:56 PM
ladybugs ARE YOU TELLING ME I COULD HAVE GRAPE FLAVOURED COOKIES IF I DUMP JELLO IN IT? is that a thing you are saying ?!?!?!

sheepblue, I like the ladybugs one better, personally. I also really like the spider magnet.


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Post by: sheepBlue on May 07, 2016 02:41:54 PM
thanks gala. I'm leaning towards the ladybug too, but I just wonder if it might be too "cutesy" or something...or just my own self-doubt infecting my brain probably, hah.

And I just finished this hoop for a DM donation. So fun - it's based off a Cate Anevski embroidery pattern. Love her stuff.  :)



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Post by: texscrapper on May 07, 2016 03:12:37 PM
sheep Blue - I would be happy to get ANY of those. They are gorgeous!


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 07, 2016 03:47:41 PM
GALA, YES, I AM TELLING YOU THAT YOU CAN USE ANY FLAVOR JELLO TO MAKE THE JELLO COOKIES-INCLUDING GRAPE!  (But only if you invite me to share with you...no one here likes grape flavor.)  :P ;)


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Post by: bethntim on May 07, 2016 04:03:56 PM
I made a bow tie for my coworkers new dog, Auggie. Auggie Doggie. he's too cute for words!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 09, 2016 07:12:55 AM
no fair posting cute puppies...I love a well dressed dog... lol  nice...


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on May 09, 2016 11:16:50 AM
Auggie Doggie.... LOVE It!   ;D


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Post by: audio on May 09, 2016 07:08:14 PM
Some swap packages have been received so I can finally post pictures. I made six bowl cozies and a mug run for the ongoing wish swap.




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Post by: underthemountain on May 10, 2016 04:59:22 AM
thanks gala. I'm leaning towards the ladybug too, but I just wonder if it might be too "cutesy" or something...or just my own self-doubt infecting my brain probably, hah.

And I just finished this hoop for a DM donation. So fun - it's based off a Cate Anevski embroidery pattern. Love her stuff.  :)



Wow, I was going to comment on all your lovely stitchwork and then I saw this.  It's awesome!!!   Thanks so much for your continual crafting for DM!  :)
Everyone was going gaga over all the handcrafted items that you and others made.  It all looked so professional they couldn't believe that someone made it. LOL. :)  

I'm sure your friends will love any of the pendants you gift them with!  :)

Loving all the other goodies here...wonderful colors in that mug rug, cute doggie with an adorable bowtie, awesome collage!!!
Truly inspirational!  :)


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Post by: lindyv321 on May 10, 2016 06:51:47 AM
I made another dish towel but I'm not sure if I like how it turned out...


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 11, 2016 07:31:20 AM
What is it?  A heart?  I meant to ask...when you do large embroideries like that, and if you don't like it, can you take it out?

audio--I love your crazy combo of colors! 


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Post by: lindyv321 on May 11, 2016 10:12:10 AM
Its two trees whose roots are intertwined into a heart. No I can't take it out... I only did the one. I may do a different design or different colors on the other towel and scrap this one to the rag pile


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 11, 2016 10:21:27 AM
I would use it and make everyone guess... ;D.  I see it now that you mentioned it...lol.


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Post by: yoopidou on May 11, 2016 04:24:50 PM
Don't be so hard on yourself, Lindy. This towel is worth much more than the rag pile. If you don't like it, you could put it in the car for unexpected uses.

Audio, you found many cute fabrics for your mug rug and bowl cozies.

Auggie Doggie is such a cute dog, you could have shown us anything and I would have found it beautiful on her.

sheepBlue, your embroideries are delicate and lovely. My favorite is the lavender pendant.





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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 11, 2016 04:46:51 PM
I definitely think the towel is usable!  Some of the best conversations in our house was over some of the trial and error things I have made...especially when it comes to food...just say NO to tuna spaghetti...;D.

While cleaning out and organizing my felted sweater stash, I stopped a few times to make a few projects.

Coasters--beaded and backed with cork.


Coasters--doubled and embroidered.


Sushi pincushions, made from the ribbing on sweaters.


Felted bowls.


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Post by: audio on May 11, 2016 06:13:25 PM
Ooo aimr I like those beaded coasters and the bowls are really neat.

I really want to get a gelli printing thing so I've been drooping over them online and dreaming of all the pretty backgrounds I'm gonna make. But in the mean time I made a stencil with ny cricut to use with it. I practiced with some ink sprays.



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Post by: smileyyogini on May 11, 2016 09:28:04 PM
Hi! I updated my post over on #943 with my latest things. :D

I have been a dishy knitting machine lately. Right now I am finishing a quick hat for a young lady that we know.











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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 12, 2016 04:46:01 AM
As per usual...all the items you've made are beautiful!  ;D


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Post by: bethntim on May 12, 2016 07:39:28 AM
WOW everyone!  Fabulous work as always, I love that we are so diverse and not afraid to step outside our comfort zones.  I told my husband I'm going to hang up my crochet hooks soon in pursuit of another genre. 
MAKE ALL THE THINGS!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 12, 2016 08:22:33 AM
That is awesome, bethntim!

Can't wait to see what other crafts you try...be careful, though, some of them are pretty addicting...


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Post by: lindyv321 on May 12, 2016 08:50:58 AM
Oh my everything is so amazing!! Love the coasters and felt bowls! Audio I need to try that technique with my spray inks


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on May 12, 2016 09:00:08 AM
SUSHI PINCUSHIONS!!!!!  ;D ;D ;D

Also, the felted bowls are really cool, and Smiley, you are the yarn queen!  Well, you, that1girl and fantasticmio seem to round out a perfect trinity for that position, now that I think of it!  LOL!

The spray ink project looks so cool!  I may have to try something like that.


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Post by: underthemountain on May 12, 2016 09:06:11 AM
Its two trees whose roots are intertwined into a heart. No I can't take it out... I only did the one. I may do a different design or different colors on the other towel and scrap this one to the rag pile

I would suggest keeping this as a tester towel.  I have a xl tee that I have all my screenprinted designs on and I love it.  It's a nice record of what I've done.  :)

Wonderful items all!!!  Really inspirational!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 12, 2016 09:35:17 AM
What?  You put all the designs on one t?  Now that is a great idea!  I want to break out my embroidery machine...I like to test designs, too, even those I buy...it would be a cool record!


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Post by: suereal on May 12, 2016 09:56:16 AM
PLEASE show us your shirt UTM!  It sounds awesome ;D


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Post by: smileyyogini on May 12, 2016 10:28:05 AM
I want to see UTMs shirt, too! I bet its awesome. I love anything sampler.

Finished my hat :D



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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 12, 2016 10:32:28 AM
Do you have a pattern link for that hat?  It is gorgeous!  I have a friend who wears dreadlocks and she would really love a hat like that!


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Post by: smileyyogini on May 12, 2016 10:46:14 AM
Do you have a pattern link for that hat?  It is gorgeous!  I have a friend who wears dreadlocks and she would really love a hat like that!

I do! And it worked up really fast. Its that Unforgettable yarn from Red Heart so it runs about $5 and it is sold everywhere. I might be wrong but I honestly think I might be able to get a whole second hat out of how much I have left. Next time I see Unforgettable on sale I might be in trouble LOL. They have such pretty colorways.

Here is the pattern on her blog:

http://crochetincolor.blogspot.com/2013/12/unforgettable-hat.html (http://crochetincolor.blogspot.com/2013/12/unforgettable-hat.html)


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Post by: lindyv321 on May 12, 2016 11:39:32 AM
Its two trees whose roots are intertwined into a heart. No I can't take it out... I only did the one. I may do a different design or different colors on the other towel and scrap this one to the rag pile

I would suggest keeping this as a tester towel.  I have a xl tee that I have all my screenprinted designs on and I love it.  It's a nice record of what I've done.  :)

Wonderful items all!!!  Really inspirational!

Good idea!


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Post by: underthemountain on May 12, 2016 05:02:55 PM
What?  You put all the designs on one t?  Now that is a great idea!  I want to break out my embroidery machine...I like to test designs, too, even those I buy...it would be a cool record!

Do it!  :)  It is a cool record!  :)

Ok, I'll take a photo of it sometime...Daryl is on there.  :)


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Post by: smileyyogini on May 12, 2016 05:10:03 PM
What?  You put all the designs on one t?  Now that is a great idea!  I want to break out my embroidery machine...I like to test designs, too, even those I buy...it would be a cool record!

Do it!  :)  It is a cool record!  :)

Ok, I'll take a photo of it sometime...Daryl is on there.  :)

I am new here and Im sure I should know. But...Daryl? A shirt? Walking Dead Daryl? *ears are perked*


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 12, 2016 05:58:42 PM
DARYL!!!



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Post by: suereal on May 12, 2016 07:32:12 PM
DARYL!!!



The "If Daryl dies we REVOLT", Daryl.  Walking Dead Daryl ;D.  The shirt that i got from UTM that if i wear it into the "Big city" I get big guys in large trucks looking at me like I'm a FEEnomnomnom ;D


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Post by: smileyyogini on May 12, 2016 10:24:56 PM
I need pictures! And perhaps an tutorial.

I made more dishcloths today!

14. a crocheted mandala dishy. I think I need to start a big granny mandala blanket when the weather cools off in 7 months or so.



and 15. a knitted one that was very educational
 


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Post by: kbrison on May 12, 2016 10:35:41 PM
Some cards I've made recently for a friend who shall remain nameless (but I'll be bringing them with me to Canada next month). ;D

Some necklaces that a certain young lady from the DC area will be receiving for her charity. They'll also be coming with me to Canada. Oops! The crazy quilt block one is mine.

Some hats for the Prevent Shaken Baby project and an extra that turned out adult size. Love what my camera does to the color purple. These were all made from the same skein of yarn. The first hat is closest to the true color.

I've been doing a ton of other crafts, but just wanted to show you a few of them. Off to finish some other projects.


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Post by: dewshinesdopp on May 13, 2016 03:32:40 AM
I have been off radar for awhile.  Things have been...stressful at home, and are about to become even moreso.  But, I have indeed been crafting.  I just haven't been posting. Or taking photos. Or...well...anyway.  

Here are two completed projects that I actually DID think to take photos of to post.  :)  

I made a little hoopla for my Halloween Hoopla wall.  


My first Teesha Moore patch.  I'm not thrilled with the stitching, but I definitely enjoyed making it.  


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 13, 2016 06:59:24 AM
I love mandalas!  The colors you picked are lovely!  What kind of yarn do you use for those?  I generally use cotton yarn, but I am not in love with the colors that are available..

Kbrison...Beautiful cards...and those pendants are gorgeous as well....yes, the scrappy quilt one should be yours! ;D Where do you find such small pendant frames?

I love purple...those hats are going to be so welcomed!

dewshinesdopp--you are going to get addicted to making those TM patches!  Wonky is good...and just way too many ways to decorate them!  I find them relaxing and I love trying new techniques on these small pieces before tackling larger projects!

I also love the hoop...what nice spider web stitching!


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Post by: smileyyogini on May 13, 2016 08:27:11 AM
Those are all Sugar n Cream from Walmart. I get what you mean. They can be so muted. When I want some vibrant colors I like "I Love This Cotton" over at Hobby Lobby. It makes a mean dishy. I have this big plastic tote of cotton yarn. I just pick from it and I hunted out the most vibrant "'n cream" colors. I got lucky the other day and found the chamomile colorway which is the perfect light pinky peach for doll heads on baby toys. I am running low on black. Wish me luck finding some. :)

Teesha Moore patches!!! oh that peachy fabric with the butterflies is gorgeous! Very nice :D I would love to see your halloween hoopla wall! So far in the new house I just have my unicorn hoopla up. Im still in the planning stages for the rest of it.

Sometimes crochet hat sizing has a mind of its own, right? An adult hat was just meant to be that time. I love purple and your hats are gorgeous :D



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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 13, 2016 08:48:13 AM
Thanks!  I will have to go to Hobby Lobby to see if I can find more vibrant cottons...I had been ordering them from the UK, but still could only find certain brights, like yellow, red, blues...I would like earth tone cottons and black....


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on May 13, 2016 10:30:30 AM
Wow, busy crafters all over the place!! I have been quietly watching you all and doing very little myself.  Still trying to finish my son's wedding quilt.  Yeah, they've been married 2 months now.   :-\  Maybe I'll get some work done this weekend...?


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Post by: kbrison on May 13, 2016 12:36:47 PM
Cute spider web hoopla!

Two months isn't long, bunny. I've been working on a quilt for my younger daughter and her husband for more than 8 years. The last two years it's just been sitting on a shelf in my craft room.

AIMR, I bought the pendant frames at scrapbook conventions in Ft.Worth and Tulsa last year. The companies I purchased from have various designs available on-line from www.epiphanycrafts.com or www.CraftFantastic.com.


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Post by: smileyyogini on May 13, 2016 01:52:56 PM
Bunny1, I have storebought Christmas presents that I still havent sent out. Just sitting behind me on a desk. Its May. Dont feel bad. LOL They are going to have years and years to love it. It might even be a nice sentiment to give them their wedding quilt on their first anniversary.


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Post by: smileyyogini on May 13, 2016 06:08:16 PM
You are all dangerously inspiring! All this Tshirt talk and then Bunny1 posting has got me drooling about making some t-shirts. There was this project bag that I saw last month at the yarn shop. It said I learned to Knit in Prison.

Problem 1 was that it was $30...for a project bag. Lovely as it is, that's just out of my budget. And problem 2 is that I would have REALLY preferred it say Crochet instead of Knit. So I am going to try my hand at making one from the freezer paper method. I'm going to put it on a tank top first and if I like it then I will throw it onto a canvas bag, too.


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Post by: lindyv321 on May 13, 2016 09:16:34 PM
I made a shirt and pendant for my partner in the Darker Side of Disney Swap



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Post by: audio on May 13, 2016 11:59:51 PM
Love the haunted mansion shirt!

My sis is a waitress and asked me to make her a book to hold her order pad and tickets and such while she is working. She had one already that was falling apart and i used the basic size and shape from it for mine. I had to make two because my first one turned out too small. It has four pocket inside.





Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: dewshinesdopp on May 14, 2016 02:50:03 AM
Teesha Moore patches!!! oh that peachy fabric with the butterflies is gorgeous! Very nice :D I would love to see your halloween hoopla wall! So far in the new house I just have my unicorn hoopla up. Im still in the planning stages for the rest of it.

The lighting was very odd.  The patch is actually...dark baby pink? with butterflies that are dark pink, orange any mustard yellow.

LOL!  The Halloween hoopla wall is packed up into one or the other of the *whispers* six totes *normal voice* in my storage area.   I would have Halloween up all year long, everywhere, but Hubster says that causes it to "lose something" at decorating time.  
I HAVE been able to get away with one "year round" decoration, though.  :)


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Post by: lindyv321 on May 14, 2016 07:07:12 AM
That's a nice little folio! I need one for my business cards..


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Post by: butterflyangel on May 14, 2016 04:05:50 PM
Scrolling through really quickly again! Wow so much to catch up on...

Ladybugs: love the mushroom !
Alwaysinmyroom: that prayer flag is beautiful ! Wow
Lindy: hour birds and bees hoop..wow! Teach me your ways !
Ladybugs: wow those TM patches, beautiful! I think my fav is that cupcake one those yum!
What does TM stand for ?
Tex: I love those mothers day pillows !
Sheepblue: I love that textured painting !
Yofi: those cookies look amazing ! Your own recipe ? Care to share ?
Yoopidou: wow! Your baking skills are on point !


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 15, 2016 06:21:07 AM
audio, I love the order pad cover you made!  We go out to eat entirely too much, and when we do, I notice special things like that and ask the waitress about it.  It's so cute!

Here's some stuff I wanted to share and I hope I can and I hope it's in the right place!

First-my first ever fabric journal page...made for that swap:

An ATC stamp I got in the mail yesterday!  Just in time for me to use on the ATC's I'm making for the 'Pocket Swap'!  I feel so "professional"  ::) being able to add this to my ATC's:

I went to a craft fair yesterday...saw this piece of art...made a real connection with it and with the creator of it (they didn't have a business card but we left our email with them...I hope they contact us):


On so many levels, this sign makes me giggle every time I see it!   :D  That, and my younger DD does a wicked impression of how the owl looks!  ;D


Title: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: butterflyangel on May 15, 2016 11:39:21 AM
I just recently bought a cricut and omg that thing is so addictive!! I love it so much !!

26. I decorated my cricut a little bit

27. Then I did my phone case
woahhh was this a pain to do !!!

28. I also made these super cute cards for the new additions to my family in my sorority


Homecoming came and went, and of course I had to use my cricut for some signs !

29. I had these letters cut out for a fellow milso, and we glued them onto a poster board when we got together


30. I made this one for my hotel room ;)

My bf thought I painted the words haha nope cut outs

31. This I painted and hung it on the hotel door


32. There was a gf coming in the day of, barely having any time to make any type of sign for her bf so I felt bad and painted this for her so she'll have something


33. I made this super last min..a banner to hang on the gate on base.

I ran to Walmart to buy some sheets and thought it would be a good idea to tape off the letters and dye the fabric. Well..since I only had masking tape, my letters didn't all come out lol I had to go back with white paint. It was suppose to say "well finally" but I ran out is time, so I only did "finally" I also didn't dye the sheets right, when I tried to rinse it out, everything ran


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on May 16, 2016 09:47:12 AM
Digging the t-shirt, the phone case, the portfolio... nice work!


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Post by: lindyv321 on May 16, 2016 01:04:19 PM
Nice phone case!

I made a freezer paper stenciled shirt for my daughter to wear on our Disney trip. I'm not super happy with the glitter paint since it's really stiff even though it's supposed to be the soft fabric paint.


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Post by: yoopidou on May 16, 2016 01:41:25 PM
The embroidered coasters are my favorite. I'd like to make some too. maybe this summer, I will have time. Alwaysinmyroom, is it better to back them with cork or with more felt?

Smileyyogini, everything looks great, especially the dish clothes. The blue mat or dishcloth(?) has fantastic colors and great 3 dimensional stitching.

These are some beautiful necklaces, Kbrison. Is it resin on the top?

I hope you will get to a less stressful situation at home Dewshinesdopp. That's a lovely first patch.

Cool T shirts, Lindy. Very crisp. Maybe the glitter will soften up with time.

I love the cheery fabric you chose for your sister's book holder, Audio.

LadybugsAndBumblebees, charming first fabric journal page. It's hard to see. Did you sew some beads along some of the tree limbs? If so, that's a cool idea.

I seems you're having a lot of fun with your new cutting machine Butterflyangel. Decorating it with cut letters is genius! I wonder what you'll show us next.






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Post by: kbrison on May 16, 2016 02:36:34 PM
Yoopi, I use a variety of glues and resins when I'm making pendants and charms. Those particular pendants were made using glass tiles and Craft Fantastic to adhere the image to the tile.


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Post by: yoopidou on May 16, 2016 05:10:04 PM
Thanks for the fast answer Kbrison. I have some glass tile waiting for the summer and some free time. I'll look if the craft store sells fantastic glue.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 16, 2016 06:41:05 PM
yoopidou--to be honest, the first set of wool coasters I did, I used two layers.  I was just going to add beads along the edge a la Pinterest...

They seemed plain, so I decided to embroider them...then I hated how they looked on back so I had a cork sheet taking up room that I wanted to use up, never to buy again...that is the only reason I used cork! ;D

lindy--I also think the glitter paint will soften up over time...it is cute as heck!

butterflyangel--wow--you have been busy trying out your new toy!  Make all the things! ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: kbrison on May 16, 2016 06:57:21 PM
Yoopi, I think any glue that dries clear on glass would work fine. I've never seen Craft Fantasic products at any of the local craft supply stores. I usually buy mine at scrapbook conventions, but it's also available on-line at www.CraftFantastic.com. You can also get the pendant frames, glass covers, and images from that site. I usually go to the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Ft. Worth every June to buy my supplies, but am skipping it this year to go to the Canada Meet Up. Guess I'll be ordering on-line this year unless Craft Fanastic has a booth in Tulsa in August.


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Post by: lindyv321 on May 16, 2016 07:48:24 PM
You could also try diamond glaze which is what use for my pendants


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Post by: smileyyogini on May 16, 2016 08:39:37 PM
Ladybug! I need that stamp!! Thats so awesome!!!


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Post by: smileyyogini on May 16, 2016 08:42:19 PM
Ahhhh TY Yoopi! Nice to meet you :)

Anyone else have a hard time crafting during the weekend when the family is around? LOL I didnt get much done at all today. Im working on a pair of socks but I miiiiight have to start them over. Again. LOL It sounds bad but Im really learning alot. Its not that I am messing them up, Im learning my style. Im a loose knitter. *Shrugs*



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Post by: bunny1kenobi on May 17, 2016 08:23:58 AM
Ok, guys, putting in a plug for the Summer Nerd Games craftalong, which starts in June. 

There will be 2 teams, Team Analog and Team digital.  There will be prompts to help you get creative!  Sometimes the creativity comes in with creating a way for the prompt to fit your project!   :D  There are prizes and badges and a great, supportive bunch of crafters, many of whom participate here in the 50 craftalong.  So give it some thought, check out the current season if you'd like, to get an idea of how the fun plays out, and if you have questions, fire away!  It's always fun to see new "faces" playing in the Games!  ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 17, 2016 09:30:39 AM
I get so overwhelmed by it all...there are so many projects that get missed because people do not realize how many projects you guys do!!!

Please encourage the team members to post some of their projects separately so that others will know about them and the games!


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Post by: yoopidou on May 17, 2016 09:38:59 AM
yoopidou--to be honest, the first set of wool coasters I did, I used two layers.  I was just going to add beads along the edge a la Pinterest...

They seemed plain, so I decided to embroider them...then I hated how they looked on back so I had a cork sheet taking up room that I wanted to use up, never to buy again...that is the only reason I used cork! ;D
What a very honest answer.  :D  No cork it will be!

Yoopi, I think any glue that dries clear on glass would work fine. I've never seen Craft Fantasic products at any of the local craft supply stores. I usually buy mine at scrapbook conventions, but it's also available on-line at www.CraftFantastic.com. You can also get the pendant frames, glass covers, and images from that site. I usually go to the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Ft. Worth every June to buy my supplies, but am skipping it this year to go to the Canada Meet Up. Guess I'll be ordering on-line this year unless Craft Fanastic has a booth in Tulsa in August.
Oh, there are so much marvelous crafting supplies on this site, I feel like a kid in a toy store. Speaking of Christmas, my wish list suddenly got longer...

You could also try diamond glaze which is what use for my pendants
I found diamond glaze at the craft store. Thanks Lindy.

Ahhhh TY Yoopi! Nice to meet you :)
Nice to meet you too! :)


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on May 17, 2016 11:16:49 AM
I get so overwhelmed by it all...there are so many projects that get missed because people do not realize how many projects you guys do!!!

Please encourage the team members to post some of their projects separately so that others will know about them and the games!

There are actually bonus points available for players who post their projects up in the main boards.  But I agree, it should happen more, and if they mention the Games, more people will know that they exist!  Super fun way to spur creativity!


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Post by: smileyyogini on May 17, 2016 06:02:29 PM
How do I know if I am analog or digital?

Hi Bunny!!!

Today I finished my paint by numbers :D Hubby loves sea turtles. #16 I think?



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Post by: audio on May 17, 2016 11:33:45 PM
Whipped this up just now, a folding table ironing board, wanted to make one for a while and remembered there was a folding table that the previous owners left here. Used some mexican folk art calico fabric I think is beautiful!





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Post by: audio on May 17, 2016 11:35:18 PM
The sea turtle is very pretty. I always liked the look of paint by number paintings. I'll have to look and see if there are any designs I like!


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Post by: yoopidou on May 18, 2016 01:27:20 AM
Lovely turtle painting. It reminds me I hope to go snorkeling soon and see turtles and fish but no jellyfish please.
Can you spot the turtle resting on this picture taken a few years ago?


Audio, my cat would love your ironing table, it looks quite comfy. ;) You found a very attractive fabric, I would make myself a blouse with it. It's beautiful. It reminds me I should recover my ironing table since it has suffered from the last incident involving an adult child, a teenager, an iron and the table.


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 18, 2016 07:14:20 AM
So beautiful!  I love sea turtles!


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Post by: smileyyogini on May 18, 2016 07:54:53 AM
Ahhh thank you, Ladybug! I felt kinda cheesy sharing a paint by numbers but I'm feeling better about it now.

Audio I love the look of paint by numbers, too! I love the vintage ones. I scroll through vintage paint by numbers on eBay all the time. They are so fun. And can I say that I would love to make one of those ironing boards. That fabric is awesome, too!

Yoopi! It took me a minute and then you just see him hanging out there right in the middle. I'm going to share that pic with the husband when he gets home :D Thank you!

I finished some stuff!

17. is my terrible, evil, struggle of a triforce blanket. I crochet a lot. And I never realized I have never made triangles and tried to piece them together. I never really thought it would pucker in the middle of each triangle. And I think I might have done the entire thing upside down. BUT...its the thought that counts, right? and in its defense it is super soft. I miiiight do a little boarder to help the edges be triangle...but I worry that it would just make the puckering worse. I think I will block it today and then decide. Or I'll just throw it in the mail. Probably that.



and 18, 19 and 20. I made some freezer paper, cut out and fabric paint shirts and onesies this morning to drive home the Zelda point a bit. The onesies are to go along with the blanket but the t-shirt is because my younger son is a Zelda fiend that woke up in the middle of me working on the Zelda onesies. :) So I'm like mom of the year today. Here is a group pic of all three.




Oh! Bunny, friend. Im I supposed to go over the designs on the shirts with a warm iron to heat set them or is the fabric medium in the acrylic paint enough to keep it on the shirt?


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on May 18, 2016 09:11:13 AM
Smiley- if you used fabric paint, you are good!  If you used regular acrylic with a fabric medium, you might want to heat set, just to be on the safe side.  They look fabulous, btw!  I have used handmade freezer paper in the past... I sooo much prefer the Reynolds on a roll!!!  I'm doubly impressed by the crispness of your designs if you're using homemade freezer paper.  Well done!  And a paint by numbers!  So fun!  I started several when I was a kid, never finished a single one.  LOL!  Your turtle looks great!

Also, Team Analog if you like old school - wind up clocks, paper books for example, and digital if you would prefer stuff like digital clocks or a kindle.

Beautiful fabric choice, Audio!  I need to make myself one of those.  I keep seeing them and being jealous. LOL!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: kbrison on May 18, 2016 12:56:52 PM
Smiley, at what point did the triangles start puckering? If it was during the basic construction, you may be able to add a chain stitch between the blocks of double crochet stitches to make everything flat. Then just pretend the extra stitches aren't there when you move to the next round. If the extra stitches make the top edge ruffle, then only add a few chain stitches; maybe either side of the corner rather than between every block of dbl crochet. If the triangles were flat before they were joined, then your joining stitches are too tight. The easiest way to deal with that problem would be to use a larger hook for the joining. Hope this helps.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: smileyyogini on May 18, 2016 03:19:42 PM
Ahhh K. Im afraid the little triangles were pucked all by themselves. If I had made the bigger triangles first I would have just made smaller versions of those. But I made the little puckers (affectionate term for them) and assembled them before making the outside ones that laid perfectly straight.

Making those outside triangles made me want to keep going and make some shawls. I see shawls in my future. But first there is a charity create-along that I am shipping 9 items, too. And a pair of socks that need finished. I love yarn. Just not granny triangles.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: kbrison on May 18, 2016 03:46:41 PM
I love yarn, too, except for Granny Squares. I don't like making any form of those - - - too many ends to deal with.


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 18, 2016 03:51:38 PM
WAAAAA---I can't find the sea turtle!!!

I also love vintage paint by numbers!  I remember as a kid always painting outside the lines and doing my own colors. I wish I had kept all of those now... thanks for sharing your wonderful sea turtle!

I have three wooden folding tables that I talked my sister into giving me three years ago to make an ironing board...I better do it this year or else she is going to take them back!  I love that fabric...I think the key is that I have to find a fabric I like and just do it!





Title: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: butterflyangel on May 18, 2016 03:53:08 PM
Lindy I love your Disney shirt ! Are you guys going soon? I'm going Monday! I gotta make my bfs shirt he's forced to wear matching shirts with me :P

Smileyy: your paint by numbers is beautiful ! And I love your shirts

Audio: that's such a pretty fabric !

Here's some more stuff I made using my cricut! I love this little machine :D


34-36 mugs

I made 3 for my sorority sisters, but forgot to take a pic of the third one. It's a green butterfly. I made these in their favorite colors and animal except for the Phoenix that's her nickname.

37 & 38. I made my two little sorority sisters matching shirts


39-41 line shirts. I made these for my little and her new little sister.

Front is Jasmine's castle

Back is Genie and it says "you ain't never had a sister like me"
My grandlittles favorite Disney movie is Aladdin.

42. This one was just for me

Something I say too much lol

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Post by: audio on May 18, 2016 03:53:15 PM
Haha it was very hard to find the seaturtle aimr. I had to get on my laptop and zoom in. He's quite well hidden!


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Post by: kbrison on May 18, 2016 04:17:29 PM
AIMR, only part of the turtle is visible. If you look at the middle of the photo and see the larger white spots isolated on a brown background, you're looking at the turtle's shell. It's head reminds me of a giraffe's hide and is above the shell towards the top of the photo (12 o'clock position, front flipper at 2 o'clock, rear flipper at 5 o'clock). It's really well camoflauged.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 18, 2016 06:16:32 PM
Thanks!  I downloaded it and blew it up...;D.  It was really well hidden!  I saw sea turtles when I went scuba diving in Florida. I really love the sea creatures!

I am busy tonight cutting up a lot of my old corporate skirts and blazers.  They are really out of style so not suitable to give to Goodwill.  I am going to make a bunch of "corporate creatures"....hubby forced me to clean out the garage and I have a month to "get rid" of a bunch of stuff that has been sitting out there for over 20 years! ;D

I will be garage crafting for quite some time....


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Post by: audio on May 18, 2016 06:59:38 PM
Corporate creatures sound very cool.

Butterfly angel oooo I'm so loving the Aladdin stuff. The genie is awesome and the whole sister sentiment reminds me of my sister and i.

I'm going to be working on some TM patches so and I really needed a little needle book to keep with my Project stuff. A while ago. I found a sewing box at Joanna with the most perfect purple and skull fabric on it. I really loved the fabric so I searched for it online and I found it! I thought it would be the perfect fabric to use for my needle book.  Just made the little book and added some felt pages. Now I can keep all my supplies together with this matching duo!!



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Post by: dewshinesdopp on May 19, 2016 03:44:47 AM
I have done things!   :o

Not only have I moved the nigthmare of a craft room into an entirely different nightmare of a room, I have done crafty things, too!

My son informed me 2 hours before school that he needed a hippie costume for groovy week.

Fortuntately, I am a confirmed crafting hoarder. 
Before his very eyes, love beads

a fringed vest that was put together in 5 minutes using a t-shirt as a "fake it til you make it" pattern

We also "tie-dyed" an orange t-shirt by twisting it, rubber banding it, and sticking it in bleach water for a few minutes.  No pictures, though.  He liked it and hid it. 

I have also successfully (finally after 4 years) used my loom knit thing for the first time. 


The loom knit people lie when they say "hat sized".  Unless you are making hats for newborns or dolls. Fortunately, "second daughter", otherwise known as my daughter's BFFFFF (because there just aren't enough forevers in BFF) actually Does make dolls.  So, a hat for one of her dolls, and I move up a ring in the set.

YAY ME!  I crafted the things!


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 19, 2016 04:14:03 AM
I have many sets of different kinds of looms but have never used them and I'm glad to have the heads up about the hat size.


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Post by: dewshinesdopp on May 19, 2016 04:25:57 AM
I don't know if we have the same brand or not, but in my set it's the lime green one that is about 5 inches across.  :P 

Also working on an additional project today:  I am making 40 memory wire blanks for my daughter to use as the base for her wrist corsages for her Poetry club's "Poe-try Prom". 
Chances are, after the blanks are made, I will get a "mom...can you help me out by wrapping them in the floral wire...?"  :P




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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 19, 2016 06:10:52 AM
I. AM. SO. JEALOUS.

The fabric, the items, the craftsmanship....*drooling*


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 19, 2016 06:17:10 AM
"Garage crafting"...hee-hee! ;D


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Post by: lindyv321 on May 19, 2016 07:11:29 AM
I love that turtle!!! I couldn't even do that with a paint by number...

How do you make freezer paper?

That pink elephant mug wants to come live at my house ;)

I love the thing 1 & 2 shirts!!! I've wanted to dress my kids up as them for years! Are your shirts made with vinyl??

Love the sugar skull items!!

I'm going to Disneyland in September butterflyangel. I hope you have a great trip!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 19, 2016 08:45:53 AM
Gotta love craftster moms who can bake cookies and make costumes almost on command!  Super job, dew!



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Post by: dewshinesdopp on May 19, 2016 10:14:42 AM
Gotta love craftster moms who can bake cookies and make costumes almost on command!  Super job, dew!

:) 
Well...the baking of the cookies gets left to my daughter the culinary student.  :) 



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Post by: yoopidou on May 19, 2016 11:09:27 AM
Great job on the last minute costume. The reverse tie dye in bleach is an excellent idea in such a little time.
Some kids tend to remember at the last minute, or maybe they have so much faith in their mom's crafting power that they don't even notice it would have been better to know sooner. Here, at 8pm, it was " Hum, mom, we have a potluck tomorrow during the first period. I said I would bring a Swiss roll cake." I put out everything he needed and told him the recipe. "Am I actually going to make the cake myself?" The look of doubt on his face! But when I told him of course, he was actually rather proud and he baked it by himself. It might not have been the moistest or most beautiful cake ever but it was his. All got eaten of course, have you ever seen teenagers (boys for sure) refuse cake?

Audio, I like how your needle book matches your sewing box.

I can't wait to see your corporate creatures AIMR. So many possibilities come to mind...

Butterflyangel, you are giving me cricut envy. How does this work? Do you have to paint or screen the fabric or is it some material you iron on the fabric? Disney on Monday, how wonderful! I think I just got Disney envy too.




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Post by: smileyyogini on May 19, 2016 01:59:30 PM
WAAAAA---I can't find the sea turtle!!!

I also love vintage paint by numbers!  I remember as a kid always painting outside the lines and doing my own colors. I wish I had kept all of those now... thanks for sharing your wonderful sea turtle!

I have three wooden folding tables that I talked my sister into giving me three years ago to make an ironing board...I better do it this year or else she is going to take them back!  I love that fabric...I think the key is that I have to find a fabric I like and just do it!


Its there! I promise. (hint: Its near the middle)
Do you have a fabric stash you are picking from or would you be looking to get some fabric for it?





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Post by: smileyyogini on May 19, 2016 02:02:26 PM
Thanks!  I downloaded it and blew it up...;D.  It was really well hidden!  I saw sea turtles when I went scuba diving in Florida. I really love the sea creatures!

I am busy tonight cutting up a lot of my old corporate skirts and blazers.  They are really out of style so not suitable to give to Goodwill.  I am going to make a bunch of "corporate creatures"....hubby forced me to clean out the garage and I have a month to "get rid" of a bunch of stuff that has been sitting out there for over 20 years! ;D

I will be garage crafting for quite some time....


This is why I should read all the messages before I reply. LOL

Whenever I hear anyone mention that they are crafting from a big bunch of stuff I am curious. I cannot WAIT to see what you make :D


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Post by: smileyyogini on May 19, 2016 02:29:18 PM
Yay! Caught up!

ButterflyAngel! Your shirts are awesome!! #42? You are trucking along. :D

Can someone please distract Audio so I can take her needlebook and basket. It is purple and adorable and amazing!!

Dewshine, boys and their last minute stuff. Right? My son just didn't remember any of that stuff until junior year in high school. Thats when twitter pics of other kids dressing up for stuff reminded him at the last minute of things that were happening that day. Twitter triggered many crafty mornings for us. Your hippie costume is amazing. He can use it on Halloween, too! I don't know about looms. I have had them with the yarn stash as far back as I remember. My native language is crochet but now I knit some, too and I have an easier time fumbling with the needles than using the loom. I just never got the hang of it. Long story short...I think your doll hat looks pretty darn nice and I'm trying to push you into joining me on the dark side (for knitting and tea!).

Corsage making!! I made the ones for my sons dances. She will have so much fun! Plus for homecoming here in Texas we have mums. So I made the mums :D Senior year they like a big mum and they need to be all white for their senior year. I made the one for her and she made the one for him. They matched pretty well! :D



My son was in our culinary program. He had the best time! Does your daughter bake much at home?

I made a dishcloth last night but I am going to wait until tonight when I plan on finishing another one. Tomorrow is my big shipping day so I plan to be super productive this evening. But first...to finish up our homeschooling for the day. Husband is about to be home! I feel so behind.

Mmm garage crafting. Im so jealous!!!



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Post by: lindyv321 on May 19, 2016 06:46:01 PM
I made some butterfly cards to go with my kids teacher gifts and cut out a thank you to glue on a gift bag for the one male teacher



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Post by: yoopidou on May 19, 2016 11:51:46 PM
Thanks for the web, I now know a lot more about mums, pretty easy since I had never heard of them. This looks like fun to create. Is the one you made lighted? I guess the boys with non crafting mother have to make the mum themselves. Your son and his date are lucky, your mum is stupendous. Do all boys give a mum to their date or are there some without mum? Is it heavy? What does one do with the mum when one goes dancing?

Good job on getting ready for the teachers' end of the year gifts Lindy. It's so neat the teachers won't guess you made the cards or decorated the bag.



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Post by: smileyyogini on May 20, 2016 12:40:24 AM
Nope...actually as soon as school starts "mum shops" pop up everywhere and people pay TONS of money. But in their defense, the girls keep their mums on their walls forever.

It was lighted. And so so fluffy. :)


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Post by: audio on May 20, 2016 02:12:34 AM
I worked on a tutorial today on how I do some of my painted backgrounds.
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=447877.0

I show the steps to make this background.


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 20, 2016 03:41:25 AM
I think AIMR and yoopidu should get the "most encouraging" award for this thread!  Thanks, ladies!  :-*


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Post by: dewshinesdopp on May 20, 2016 05:05:34 AM
Dewshine, boys and their last minute stuff. Right?  I don't know about looms. I have had them with the yarn stash as far back as I remember. My native language is crochet but now I knit some, too and I have an easier time fumbling with the needles than using the loom. I just never got the hang of it. Long story short...I think your doll hat looks pretty darn nice and I'm trying to push you into joining me on the dark side (for knitting and tea!).

Both my daughter (17) and my son (10) are NOTORIOUS for last minute stuff.  Of course, my spouse does that for the potlucks at work, so... :P  Let's just say that I have kept every single Halloween costume since forever, for just in case...and that I keep a pantry and freezer fully stocked with my "special recipe:  sausage stuffing" supplies.  :)

As for the native languages:  let's just say that my native language does NOT involve yarn, and I'm not entirely certain that it involves any form of crafting supply, with the possible exception of glitter.  :P  But, I keep plugging away at things, and they come out tolerable, so...  :)

I'll happily join you on the dark side with knitting and tea, as long as profanity is allowed when I mess up! 

Corsage making!! I made the ones for my sons dances. She will have so much fun! Plus for homecoming here in Texas we have mums. So I made the mums :D Senior year they like a big mum and they need to be all white for their senior year. I made the one for her and she made the one for him. They matched pretty well! :D

My daughter generally makes flower crowns.  She's quite good at it, and constantly mumbles things about "selling" them.  Oddly, I keep buying the supplies, they get made and disappear, but there's never any of that "but I'll pay you back" money shown up.  Funny how that happens!  *grin*  Fortunately, my local thrift store sells fake flowers in garbage bad sized lots for about $8. 
Seriously, she's good at it, and wanted to make crowns for all 40 people.  I told her the budget talked her out of that, and we negotiated down to wrist corsages (aka bracelets), because I have the supplies on hand. 

I expect they will be gorgeous.  She's using a combination of beads, fabric flowers and paper flowers, all put together on memory wire wrapped in floral tape.   I'll post when she's done.   

My son was in our culinary program. He had the best time! Does your daughter bake much at home?

Constantly!  She is always trying out new recipes of all kinds.  Her favorite type of cooking is baking, though.  She has told me her dream is to open a bakery/confectionary. 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 20, 2016 05:55:25 AM
I really enjoy learning a little bit about your personal lives in this thread...who has kids, what the kids are up to, day to day dealings with work, life, loss, births...each of you have enriched my life by sharing...after all, we can't live more than one life but we can share experiences and feel like we are living a bigger life of our own! 

I am reacting to seeing pictures of you guys baking cookies with your children, making costumes, teaching boys to cook, and making prom corsages and thank you cards for teachers...I never had children (by choice)...so to be able to share in these types of things really tugs at my heart.

I have heard of you crazy Texans and those HUGE mum corsages! lol  I love it!

Everyone have a great crafty weekend...it is suppose to be beautiful here, so I will be out in the yard!

Don't forget--we have a home and garden section so show off your gardens, flowers, produce, etc!!!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 20, 2016 05:57:17 AM
AUDIO!!!!  You know I love processes!!!!  I will be studying your background tutorial!  I have my own weird  method...it is called drag everything out and go crazy! ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: dewshinesdopp on May 20, 2016 06:25:52 AM
Yay!  The pictures loaded for me finally!  Those mum corsages are AMAZING! 

Unlike AIMR, I have never heard of mum corsages.  They kind of keep us shut off from the world way over here in Florida.  Probably because if we find out there's a possible escape our weirdness will spread.  :)

Also, AIMR, I am so glad you said that about sharing things about lives.  I always feel kind of awkward when I do it.  Not ever sure if it's "allowed", or "okay", or if it creeps people out. 

So, if I ever "over-share", make sure you let me know, okay?  *mwah*


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Post by: audio on May 20, 2016 11:09:07 AM
Lol I have no life so there isn't much to share. Unless you want to hear about both my cats being in heat and me about to go insane from the howling. Ugh

I see you guys post and I'm like "oh yea, people have families!"


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yoopidou on May 21, 2016 12:05:02 AM
That's what I harvested in the garden:

Apple bananas. Since they ripened as soon as my husband left on a working trip, I tried to slow their rate of ripening. I cut the hands.

I put the greenest ones in the darkest and less warm place I could think of: the tool closet and the other hands in different rooms in the house. I gave some to the neighbors and to the nice military guy who teaches my son French horn.
They are delicious but who wants to eat a whole regime of bananas by herself? Luckily, my husband came back today and really put a dent on the supplies!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 21, 2016 04:47:43 AM
Why are they called apple bananas?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: butterflyangel on May 21, 2016 08:22:06 AM
Dew-that vest is from a t-shirt ?! Wow !!

Lindy-yup! And ah okay thanks ! Those butterflies are so pretty !

Yoopidou- it's seriously so amazing ! I'm having so much fun haha! For the shirts, I just cut the images out of heat transfer vinyl and iron them onto shirts !
Those bananas look great ! Why are they called apple bananas?

Smiley-I know ! I love it !




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Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yoopidou on May 21, 2016 10:46:45 AM
Apple bananas are supposed to smell faintly like apples. I can't say they really do and they don't taste like apples either. They are delicious, not as sweet as the long ones and more tangy.

With two kids graduating this year, I have turned into a lei making machine.

Candy leis for the friends:
9 red vines leis

14 gummy crawlers lei:

And this is what I found in one of the worm candy bags:

Ah, ah, a shark in the bag. I was lucky there were still worms inside! ;D I am still laughing...

Origami stars leis:


Single and double braided ribbon leis:


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 21, 2016 12:23:38 PM
All the leis are gorgeous but I especially love the origami star one!


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Post by: audio on May 21, 2016 12:27:42 PM
I really like the thicker origami star lei! I want a very long version to decorate my walls!


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Post by: suereal on May 21, 2016 01:40:03 PM
You ARE lucky you had any worms left!  That's hysterical ;D  The leis are very cool.  I really like the small star one ;D  And I really want to eat a gummy lei now! ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: audio on May 21, 2016 01:44:06 PM
I made a few thing for a personal swap and I can finally post pictures!



Title: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on May 21, 2016 05:44:46 PM
Thank you for the tut audio!!! Can't wait to check it out!!

The candy leis are great! I want to learn to make them!!

I love the mixed media owl piece!

I stitched this up for the Hoopla Along. It's a free pattern that's being offered on Sublime Stitching


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Post by: yoopidou on May 22, 2016 01:25:02 PM
Thank you all. My favorite is also the stars lei but it takes longer to make. I don't remember exactly but there are about 140 stars in this lei. It costs very little, just the sheets of paper that I cut in strips but took about 6-8 hours. The gummy candy leis take only 10 minutes and cost around $1 each. The single braided ribbon leis cost even less but take about 30 minutes to make.

Audio, when you put the tiny picture of the green background, I did not notice how beautiful it was. It's just perfect with the parrots and fish. I find the cards very funny and cheerful. The owl wall hanging made me smile too. You found some really cute fabrics and you had the eye to put them together. On the box, is it yarn you spun yourself?

Lindy, I like the bright colors you used in your embroidery. It makes it very summery.

I made one new lei with ribbon but a thick one. I did not want to spend 6 hours on it threading it one needle length along yards and yards of ribbon. So, I tried sewing bunches of vaguely rolled ribbon with my sewing machine and then threading it by hand but more tightly. It took maybe one hour. It would look better if I could tighten it more but I ran out of ribbon. This uses so much ribbon, I would say almost 100 yards.


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Post by: audio on May 22, 2016 02:38:03 PM
Lindyv - no problem it was fun to do. I'm thinking of doing a craft day with my family and teach them some of these techniques. I didn't know there was a hoopla along, I will have to check it out!

Yoopidou thank you. The yarn I got at a craft store. I tried spinning once but it's just not my craft, I'm not very patient.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on May 22, 2016 05:49:59 PM
I stitched this hoop and machine embroidered this pin cushion for kittykill in the Everyday is Halloween swap



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bethntim on May 22, 2016 06:49:55 PM
in my house there are n mistakes, just "happy accidents" (I attribute that to watching too much Bob Ross as a child) I started out to make this as a zippered bag to transport my yarn, several mathematical errors later, I ended up with this basket, the idea was to have a bag with grommets to feed the yarn through, but I'll take a basket instead


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: audio on May 22, 2016 06:56:39 PM
Love love love tha machine stitched skull!!! The lines are so smooth I did a double take when I read it was machined!

bethntim what a great idea for a yarn dispenser! It looks great.


Title: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on May 22, 2016 07:15:12 PM
Love love love tha machine stitched skull!!! The lines are so smooth I did a double take when I read it was machined!

bethntim what a great idea for a yarn dispenser! It looks great.

Thank you! But I have an embroidery machine that does all the work so I can't take much credit :)


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Post by: audio on May 23, 2016 01:44:22 AM
Haha well that makes sense lol!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on May 23, 2016 07:20:48 AM
Very cool skull Lindy!  Still working up the courage to try those UT stuffies...but I will soon, because I want to make some of those free bunnies to donate to the Newborns in Need charity.  I've been working on little hats that I want to pair with them.  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on May 23, 2016 09:10:03 AM
The bunnies are a good place to start. I've done a few with good results


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 23, 2016 09:21:45 AM
I never heard of a candy lei!  I have heard of apple bananas...we grew them in our back yard when I lived in the tropics...grab a banana as we waited for the bus!  I think they have a lot of flavor compared to the tasteless things they have now at the grocery stores...I don't think people know what a real, off the tree banana tastes like any more...so sad!

Audio--love seeing how you use your backgrounds...motivating me to make a few backgrounds just to have for spontaneous projects...the owl is just fantastic...love the stitching and the batik background!

lindy--your needlework is really lovely...I admire your patience and neatness...those are two things I really have to work on...my style is very messy and quick! ;D

bethntim--what a perfect yarn basket!  I could use something like that for my multi-colored yarn baby afghans...you would laugh if you saw what I used to hold my four skeins of yarn this weekend...a card board beer container!  It is shameful since I sew...I need to sew something for myself...

Sorry I have not been as active...dealing with a family thing that has to be taken care of by May 31st...then, hopefully, a more relaxed summer of crafting!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on May 23, 2016 11:36:58 AM
The bunnies are a good place to start. I've done a few with good results
If there are any tips/tricks to them please let me know!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 23, 2016 11:49:07 AM
NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!

lindyv321 is officially a moderator!!!!!  We needed help in Cooking, so she is going to be over there making sure everyone can post their delicious goodies for all to see! It helped that she is also quite the cook/baker!!

Welcome, lindyv321 to the best "job" you will ever have!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: audio on May 23, 2016 12:05:34 PM
congrats lindy!!!!! That's so exciting!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 23, 2016 02:41:18 PM
Congrats, lindy!  I know you'll do great! ;D


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on May 23, 2016 04:02:21 PM
Woo hoo, Lindy!  You rock!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yofi on May 23, 2016 05:30:50 PM
Congratulations, lindy!  I know you will be a benevolent ruler of your board…
Not much to report, but I’ve been having a ball.  My big project this spring has been crafting for the Shrine Swap.  Initially, my partner and I thought we could not possibly be farther apart, on themes, materials – even color schemes.  I really struggled on a rather dark, convoluted idea that was going nowhere.  When I went back and looked at her questionnaire again, I noticed she had listed Studio Ghibli.  When my niece was little she had insisted we all watch My Neighbor Totoro and Howl’s Moving Castle.  I had my inspiration!

22. Miyazaki shrine



I used a lot of different mediums; the totoro is sewn felt, the chibi are knit, the kodamas and their logs are polymer clay, and Calcifer’s fireplace is shaped wood with lumpy old paint.


I had to keep reminding myself that Miyazaki’s style is very clean and edited – not my normal way of thinking, so I ended up scrapping ideas for backgrounds and extra accessories.  But I’m pretty pleased


And most importantly, my partner was pleased, too!



I’ve also been helping a good friend and her daughter move into their first place.  Before schlepping all the stuff began, the apartment had to be painted….
23. Painting the apartment!
Over the course of a week, before and after work, I painted a living room, a bedroom, and a kitchen.  It’s hard to take a picture of that kind of thing, but I was pretty pleased with the results.




Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bethntim on May 23, 2016 07:30:34 PM
Hooray lindy! You are definitely the right choice, you make some drool worthy creations for sure!

Tonight there were no happy accidents or mathematical errors just sheer joy as I finally mastered my yarn bag (I've dubbed it the YarnAGo-as in "yarn-on-the-go")



I made a pouch inside to hold my crochet hooks as well as two pockets for scissors, stitch markers, etc....



Holds two skeins of yarn perfectly



And when I'm ready to take a break from whatever I'm working on I can tuck it safely in the bag with interference from the zipper since it's offset about an inch



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Post by: yofi on May 23, 2016 08:13:36 PM
Nicely done!  I love all the details you thought of, and the construction seems impeccable.

Excellent!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: audio on May 23, 2016 08:24:04 PM
The yarnAGO is AWESOME!!!


Title: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on May 23, 2016 09:17:53 PM
The bunnies are a good place to start. I've done a few with good results
If there are any tips/tricks to them please let me know!
They are really quite easy so I know you'll do fine! I made them using fleece so they were nice and soft!

Thanks all! I am excited about my new "job" Craftster and crafting has gotten me through quite a few rough patches in my eight years of membership and I'm happy to volunteer my time to the community. You guys have become my internet family!!

Some crafted goodies... A shirt I made with a printed iron on for my son for our upcoming Disney trip. BB-8 Mickeyfied


In honor of the cooking boards, my new home, here is a photo of the chocolate lava cake I made last night.

Chocolate cake mix + ingredients listed on the box
Chocolate pudding mix + ingredients listed on the box
Chocolate chips
Mix cake mix and pour in pan or crock pot
Mix pudding and pour on cake mix
Sprinkle with chocolate chips
Bake according to package directions in the oven or for 2 - 2.5 hours on high in the crock pot
Serve immediately with vanilla ice cream on top!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: underthemountain on May 24, 2016 05:30:57 AM
Congrats Lindy!!!!! ;) ;) ;)

Ooh, love Totoro and that awesome yarn tote!!!  BUT ice cream and cake have my heart!  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 24, 2016 06:10:07 AM
yofi--I think your shrine is excellent!  I agree that keeping it clean and simple was the way to go with that theme.  I love Totoro...and what a mix of everything...shows off your many skills!

bethntim--both of your sewn projects are just excellent! Of course you had yarn to match...and what fun to make bags to match our yarns...hmmm...might have to steal a few of those ideas...I especially love the slightly offset zipper...such a small detail makes a big difference when one knits or crochets!

lindy--what a unique shirt...your family is going to be so well prepared for your Disney Trip!

My husband loves chocolate cake of any kind...it is sort of sad because he really eats it because I am not much of a cook...I bet I can make that lava cake...I am going shopping at lunch today to pick up the ingredients to surprise him tonight...he has been going through a lot lately with his poor sister in the nursing home.  He needs chocolate love!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: dewshinesdopp on May 24, 2016 06:16:03 AM
Dew-that vest is from a t-shirt ?! Wow !!

Nope.  The vest was $2 a yard at walmart pretend suede.  I used one of my son's t-shirts to make a sort of pattern from.  In other words, I folded the t-shirt in half, tucked in the sleeves and cut around it.   

My sewing skills are...backwards.  Or, perhaps psychotic is a better term.  I can fake a pattern from almost anything, and can sew things together with little to no profanity, but I have the most aggravating time when it comes to simple things like "threading the machine needle".  :P 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 24, 2016 06:24:30 AM
That is a real talent...to be able to use clothing to make something else...I have a book on how to do it and I still can't seem to, but give me a pattern and I can put the puzzle together like a champ!  I can deconstruct pretty readily...look at something and figure out the pieces...funny how we all have such unique talents in so many different ways to get it done! ;D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yoopidou on May 24, 2016 11:46:17 AM
Congratulations Lindy. You are going to give me a serious case of " I want to go to Disney too" with all the neat items for your trip.

Bethnim, both the yarn bag and basket are creative, beautiful and useful. I love the pockets and the tiny details of the YarnAGo.

Yofi, that's a cute Miyazaki shrine. The totoro is super cute and I love the knitted chibis. I can see why you partner was pleasantly surprised.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on May 24, 2016 12:32:25 PM
My son is a huge Dan TDM fan.  He really wanted a shirt, but they are more expensive than the budget can handle at the moment.  So I made him one.  He is over the moon.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 24, 2016 02:34:47 PM
I have no idea what that is, but it is nicely done! ;D

Hey--what is the best t-shirt to get for that sort of thing?  I need to pick up a t-shirt for our Canada meet-up...I don't wear t-shirts normally...


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: sheepBlue on May 24, 2016 02:42:13 PM
Hey--what is the best t-shirt to get for that sort of thing?  I need to pick up a t-shirt for our Canada meet-up...I don't wear t-shirts normally...

Personally, I think the Merona or Missoni brand Tshirts sold at Target are awesome. Usually they're sold under $10 each, in a variety of colors, and they're super soft and flattering.


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Post by: bunny1kenobi on May 24, 2016 02:47:40 PM
Thanks!

As far as tees go, I personally tend to go with what I can get on sale.  ::)  LOL!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on May 24, 2016 02:57:30 PM
I buy a lot of plain shirts at Walmart


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: audio on May 24, 2016 04:49:26 PM
Finally painted my diy earring holders for my Haunted Mansion closet!!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 24, 2016 05:57:42 PM
I will head to Target!  Thanks!  Walmart overwhelms me with all of the stuff...can't do it alone!

audio--those are cool...what is the middle?

I made a hoop for a friend who started back to work...a friendly reminder to behave when surfing the internet! ;D



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on May 24, 2016 06:19:39 PM
Very cool earring holders!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: audio on May 24, 2016 07:27:08 PM
The hoop is funny!Really nice work!

The middle part is plastic canvas!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on May 25, 2016 06:23:10 AM
Great shirt bunny.. I forgot to mention it. Your lines are always so crisp!

I LOVE the earring holders. There has been a ton of HM stuff posted lately that a HM swap needs to happen!

Your hoop is hilarious AIMR!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 25, 2016 06:29:12 AM
I agree--there is so much good stuff that can be made based on it!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 25, 2016 10:37:08 AM
I made this Halloween scene for my partner in the Everyday is Halloween Swap. Her wedding anniversary is Halloween so it was fun coming up with this project!

I used a glassless frame, painted it black, cut up two Dollar store skeletons, sewed some clothes and accessories, and gave her a humongous diamond ring! ;D





Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: audio on May 25, 2016 10:49:45 AM
I LOVE the earring holders. There has been a ton of HM stuff posted lately that a HM swap needs to happen!

I was thinking the same thing!!

Aimr - I seriously love this skeleton scene! Very cool!! I have a ton of those skeletons I should get to crafting with them!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bunny1kenobi on May 25, 2016 11:15:13 AM
Oh, those skeletons!  How awesome is that??!?!?  LOVE it!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: smileyyogini on May 25, 2016 06:12:37 PM
NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!

lindyv321 is officially a moderator!!!!!  We needed help in Cooking, so she is going to be over there making sure everyone can post their delicious goodies for all to see! It helped that she is also quite the cook/baker!!

Welcome, lindyv321 to the best "job" you will ever have!

??? who is this Lindy you speak of?

LOL Oh Lindy. I am going to have a REALLY hard time not sharing what I make for you in here while I craft it. Its the hardest part...not sharing until it arrives! Big congrats on moderator! :D They have good taste in humans.

Hi all! I have been back and forth since this weekend. But I did finish a couple of projects.

17. Lacey Dishcloth



18. Juggling Balls for my Son



19. A pair of Monkey socks



20. and 21. Two newborn sets for knitting4peace



21. A crochet dishcloth



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: smileyyogini on May 25, 2016 06:16:01 PM
Dew-that vest is from a t-shirt ?! Wow !!

Nope.  The vest was $2 a yard at walmart pretend suede.  I used one of my son's t-shirts to make a sort of pattern from.  In other words, I folded the t-shirt in half, tucked in the sleeves and cut around it.   

My sewing skills are...backwards.  Or, perhaps psychotic is a better term.  I can fake a pattern from almost anything, and can sew things together with little to no profanity, but I have the most aggravating time when it comes to simple things like "threading the machine needle".  :P 

Dewshine you are singing my song, there. I am on my forth sewing machine ever. And they all have the same issues. Im starting to think it might be me....nah. Its them. I think my biggest issue ever is always tension. Off tension causes the craziest problems in those machines.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: smileyyogini on May 25, 2016 06:18:18 PM
Hey--what is the best t-shirt to get for that sort of thing?  I need to pick up a t-shirt for our Canada meet-up...I don't wear t-shirts normally...

Personally, I think the Merona or Missoni brand Tshirts sold at Target are awesome. Usually they're sold under $10 each, in a variety of colors, and they're super soft and flattering.

Right now all the target womens tshirts and tanks are on sale for $5. I have never seen them all that low. Maybe they are about to get new colors? I live in them.


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Post by: smileyyogini on May 25, 2016 06:20:54 PM
AIMR

I love the website hoop! Thats too funny. Oh my gosh! That skeleton hoop is amazing. What kind of glue do you use? Thats so awesome!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 25, 2016 06:28:50 PM
Your yarn projects are so lovely!  I love the baby sets...

What do you use inside the juggling balls?  I have some from Japan made of old kimono fabric...one of them broke and everything spilled out...not sure what it was...looks almost like beads?

The main thing with machine tension is first get your bobbin tension right...take out the bobbin holder and hold the thread with it dangling...it should not drop but you should be able to pull the thread out easily...adjust by using a tiny screwdriver in the screw on the side...tiny tiny amounts...once the bobbin is done, then check your threading and adjust the tension...again, a bit at a time...if the loops are underneath, you need to tighten on top...if the loops are on top, you need to loosen on top..the goal is not to have any loops...even...

Also, very important...don't use old thread or old needles...and check the opening on the feed dog plate...if it looks scarred or rough, use a metal nail file to smooth the tiny opening...threads can catch and mess up tension...after 50 years of sewing, I can almost do this in my sleep! ;D

Thanks!  I love making Halloween things!

I use many glues, but my main glue is E6000.  I sewed the skeletons onto the fabric and then used a brown Sharpie to blend the thread into the skeleton.  The accessories are glued and sewn...

Here is another shot so you can see how far they come out...and where I glued the front hands...



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 25, 2016 07:16:47 PM
I love the Halloween thingy you made, AIMR!  It's 3-D holiday art!
Congrats lindy on being made a mod!

A few random things I've made:



The random things are as follows:  a TM patch for the bag I want to make with them, a tallit pouch for my DD for her bat mitzvah, and the second fabric journal page I made for the swap.

I am wondering...for us gardeners out there...does that count as part of the craftalong?


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: audio on May 25, 2016 08:55:41 PM
Very pretty projects bumblebees and ladybugs (can I call you bbalb?) The colors are very bright and cheerful! I love crafting with butterflys!

I made some ATCs for the ongoing swap, but I didn't have any note cards to send them in for protection so I used my gelliblock to whip out these "keep it weird" notecards!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: audio on May 25, 2016 10:59:46 PM
Made a quick 2 part stencil/print. Just to see if I could. Haunted Mansion wallpaper yay



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: smileyyogini on May 26, 2016 12:49:16 AM
Awesome stamps! Nice work, Audio :D

Ladybugs! I just saw this hat that made me think of you. It was knitted and had bees knitted right in it. Ahhh I love your bag. I still have the beautiful purple one that you crocheted me. Its awesome. And nice patches!

AIMR, The juggling balls were an experience. My son is 6 and he is just so...SO six. So I made his first juggling ball and filled it with unpopped popcorn kernels. Basically a projectile. I heard it thud into everything. So the second one I made I just started filling them with plain old polyfill like I do plushies. They don't "juggle" so well but they are a lot easier on the house while he is trying. I had to add eyeballs to the last one. They have those see through pellets that people use instead of beans. I forget what those are called.

I am going to try your tension steps! My loops are always on the bottom. Such a mess! Breaks my heart. If it could be undone without putting holes in the fabric it would be ok. But noooo...You are so now my go-to when my machine is mean to me. I need to get out the machine this week. Summer time pants to shorts need to happen. And his favorite tshirts that are small have to become pillows or he wont stop wearing them. And I want to make some new project bags. And matching DPN holder. I just put everything in a bin and then one night I just do it all. Oftentimes it ends in tears.

I will have to try the E6000 because when I use hot glue I just make a mess with strings.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 26, 2016 03:43:11 AM
audio-"bbalb" looks like bulb!  :o :D  Sadly enough  ;), since you switched the words, if you use just the first letters I'm "labb"...which, now to see it, is worse than "bbalb"!  It looks like lab!  :P  Call me anything you want, just don't call me late for dinner, as they say.  :D


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Post by: audio on May 26, 2016 03:55:45 AM
ahaahah, whoops my bad!

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-T337A using Tapatalk


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 26, 2016 03:55:53 AM
Thanks, smileyyogini!  I am soooo glad that you are still using the purse I made you!  I often wonder if people really like and/or use the items I make them in swaps...it's good to hear you are!  It seems as if knitters have a lot more techniques that they can use to make their items so fancy!  I wish I could have seen that hat you saw!  :o  I'm addicted to the TM patches to begin with and I hurt my finger slicing potatoes for dinner about two weeks ago...on the finger that the yarn passes thru for crocheting...so I'm waiting for it to completely heal till I crochet and making TM patches in the meantime...I miss crocheting...I think next week I'll be good.  :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 26, 2016 03:58:12 AM
AIMR...where would one go to replace that tiny screw for tightening the tension on the bobbin?  That is when one tries to tighten the tension like the instructional DVD that came with the sewing machine says to tighten it and said screw springs right out of the bobbin and disappears!  (The machine is years old, but basically never been used...I got it at Sears, and Sears is now closed.)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bethntim on May 26, 2016 04:39:19 AM
oh my goodness what lovely projects!
I <3 the earring holder, my daughter has one similar but it hangs on the wall, and it's so hard to hang earrings against a wall, a tabletop version is so much more practical!

AIMR The skeleton hoop is fabulous as well, such creativity!

LBBB The pouch is so cute, your daughter is a lucky gal

And audio, I adore the Haunted Mansion as well!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 26, 2016 06:01:35 AM
I love the journal page!  The embellishments are very nice!

Love the notecards, audio...

LBABB--it is much easier to just purchase a new bobbin case. They make them for almost all major brands and run from $10-$15.  I have never seen just the screw available.

There are lots of you tube videos available on how to adjust the tension on your machines.  One of our members here did an outstanding tutorial on how to maintain your machines...they need tune ups like cars!  Especially oiling...and just like a car, the more you use your machine, the better the oil circulates.

How to Maintain your Sewing machine by Hannnahmareee (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440638.0)

LBABB--I use my crochet and fabric mug rug everyday! ;D  Also, you made me the coolest thick basket that keeps my mannequin head steady on the shelf.  I have a thread on Friends of Craftster where I encourage people to show off their favorite and still loved swap items..;D.

Still Loving My Swap Items (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=427854.0)



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 26, 2016 06:07:17 AM
AIMR-This post is full of such helpful info. I am going to bookmark it!  Thank you so much!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 26, 2016 06:10:39 AM
Thanks, bethntim, for your compliment about the pouch I made for my DD.  My son had a tallit passed down to him when he was bar mitzvahed, so I never got a chance to make him one.   :'(  My older DD received a bought one and the younger DD will too, so I took the chance while I could to get more involved. 


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: sheepBlue on May 26, 2016 07:52:25 AM
Ack falling behind again. I'm just calling out cool stuff I can remember.

Always - I love that skeleton heart shrine you did. All the little touches and details are so beautiful!

audio - I love the fabric page you made for Abbeeroad! It's so angsty and beautiful and poetic. I tend to love lines like that that are so poignant and a touch tragic. Ahh what's better that tragic love?  :D Not that your love is tragic Abbee! Far from I'm sure.  ;)

All the TM patches are fantastic too! I kinda got burnt out on making them but it's so awesome to see new takes on how to put these together  ;D


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Post by: audio on May 26, 2016 08:32:17 AM
Sheepblue- thanks!! I'm still an angsty teen at heart it's awful, but it does come in handy during craft time.

Aimr- that's an awesome thread! I bookmarked and will show off some goodies later


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: smileyyogini on May 26, 2016 08:57:44 AM
audio-"bbalb" looks like bulb!  :o :D  Sadly enough  ;), since you switched the words, if you use just the first letters I'm "labb"...which, now to see it, is worse than "bbalb"!  It looks like lab!  :P  Call me anything you want, just don't call me late for dinner, as they say.  :D

OMG...Audio is all polite and here I am just calling you Ladybug because I wanted to. I have shame. But I wont call you late for dinner.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: smileyyogini on May 26, 2016 09:09:16 AM
That I still love my thread is amazing. I use my swap items ALL the time. I feel so snotty asking for "practical" stuff instead of knickknacks in swaps. But when I empty out my purse or look around my kitchen its so much better than anyone elses. Well...not all of your guys. But anyone else that doesnt do swaps just doent have "stuff" to compare to mine. Unicorns, purple, glitter, buffy the vampire slayer, crochet themes as far as the eye can see. Just makes me happy.

Ladybug! You have a crochet inhibiting injury! No!!! Heal fast. And covering with tape or bandaids when it starts getting close to healed helps.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 26, 2016 10:13:34 AM
People ask me all the time where I got my cool tissue holder, my key fob, my water bottle carrier(LBABB), my lovely pendants (sheepblue, underthemountain), and on and on...with over 150 swaps, I have unique stuff! ;D  I love it!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yoopidou on May 26, 2016 05:16:01 PM
So much to read, I had to check the last day I saw this thread: just two days ago. You've been very busy!

Bunny, very neat lines.

Audio, your earrings holders are super cool. and the note cards are just as good. Haunted wall paper too for the Haunted Mansion closet? Wow, I hope you will share a picture when you will be done. It should be fun to admire and might inspire some of us to make theme closets too.

Alwaysinmyroom, your hoop is a fun and cute way to remind your friend to behave. The wedding scene is a bit creepy, just what is needed for a Halloween decor. Thanks for all the tips on machine tension. My first sewing machine never gave me any trouble with tension but the second one is a real pain. That's how I discovered the tiny screw on the bobbin. The problem is that the tension changes while I'm using it. That's why I'm hoping I will get machine number 3 next Christmas. Sooner would do fine too( Just in case my husband decides to read my posts on Craftster!)

Smileyyogini, I love your monkey socks and the juggling balls. These seem perfect to learn as they won't roll too far.

Ladybugsandbumblebee, you daughter's pouch has lovely colors. Did you knit the outside?





Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bethntim on May 26, 2016 05:21:59 PM
this fabulous pattern
http://www.1dogwoof.com/2016/05/crochet-jellyfish.html
made this adorable jellyfish!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: yoopidou on May 26, 2016 05:24:28 PM
Cute octopus Bethnim.

I made more leis.
The graduation is tonight so I will stop now.
26 chocolate and candy leis for his friends

a lei made of coconut frond balls

I made a Ti leaves lei.

I added a long string of flowers to it:


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: bethntim on May 26, 2016 05:33:16 PM
totally jealous of all the leis! what a great gift !


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: audio on May 26, 2016 05:42:55 PM

Audio, your earrings holders are super cool. and the note cards are just as good. Haunted wall paper too for the Haunted Mansion closet? Wow, I hope you will share a picture when you will be done. It should be fun to admire and might inspire some of us to make theme closets too.


I will be sharing, hopefully soon. I keep working on it but i don't have much HM stuff yet so basically it is just a purple room haha. I keep putting off painting my dresser which is probably the #1 thing that will bring the room together.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: smileyyogini on May 27, 2016 09:18:22 AM
Bethntim! Your octopus is adorable. I love purple and yarn. So this is triply amazing <3

About the lei's. You made 26 candy leis? OMG! You are superwoman. I love the candy ones. Thats such a fun idea. Im late to the lei game. All we had were ribbon ones here in Texas. So I have questions. Are the tea leaves real? What are the coconut ones made out of? Those are so cool! Awesome job. Those little flowers are gorgeous. After graduation do they keep them forever? I would.

I finished my blackberry waffle socks last night. Im wearing them right now for probably the last time until November. I used thicker yarn and its 100% wool so these are super warm. Ill wrap them around a favorite tea bag and tuck them in the sock box to surprise me on the first cold night next fall. These knitted up in two days which is going to make my next pair of socks feel like a really long process. But thats cool. Socks are supposed to be my purse project for when Im in line or at the movies or at the playground. If they all went this quickly I would run out of yarn.






Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: zcrafter on May 27, 2016 11:15:08 AM
Gosh! The projects in this thread are so motivational.

Those purple socks are gorgeous! Now I REALLY want to master knitting with dpn's.



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: fluffypants on May 27, 2016 11:26:50 AM
The leis are amazing, the skeleton wedding piece is beautiful, the octopus is so fun! I'm digging so many of these projects.


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Post by: audio on May 27, 2016 12:08:02 PM
Those socks are beautiful!! I admire sock knitting so much! I love socks and wish I had more handmade pairs. Maybe I'll wish for a pair next time I do the ongoing wish swap. I'd really like a pair that uses up left over sock yarn, all miss matched and random. I'd wear them all the time!!


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: smileyyogini on May 27, 2016 02:53:22 PM
Gosh! The projects in this thread are so motivational.

Those purple socks are gorgeous! Now I REALLY want to master knitting with dpn's.



Oh do it do it!! Im a sock pusher.

Im a very newbie knitter and DPNs have been an experience. I dont know too much about technique but getting the right DPN has made all the difference. So far I love knitpicks wooden ones and I am trying out karbonz for the first time this week. I usually use magic loop on addi turbo sock rockets. They are magic. :D


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: carolmb on May 27, 2016 03:52:05 PM
Greetings Everyone,

have managed to get a few things done

two baby quilts
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=696535) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=696519)

read about them here:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=447934.msg5387517#msg5387517 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=447934.msg5387517#msg5387517)

A purse for my daughter
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=696813)

read about it here:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=447972.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=447972.0)

thanks for looking

well and wonderment
carol


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 27, 2016 05:12:38 PM
Love the cute octopus...I was taught how to make those curly things by LaChapa!

Those socks are so cute!  I always have a pair going.  The yarn is lovely!  I knit them using 4 dpns instead of the usual three...I tried using circulars but did not dealing with the "cord"...I love knitpicks needles...I have tried a few brands and they are my favorite!

carol--your quilts are lovely and nice gifts, but I really love that purse!

I made this originally for a Halloween swap but it was going to cost a lot of money to send international, so I had to make something else.  That's OK, because I love to decorate for Halloween so it will fit right in with my other stuff.  It is a jar of human eyeballs...I made a bunch by drawing red blood lines on Dollar store eyeballs.  I wrapped them in gauze and dripped alcohol ink on them (red, of course!)...the bottom is a cheap candle holder that I dug up out of my Goodwill box...the top is a jar...I dripped wax on it because I saw it on Pinterest...;D.



Close up of an eyeball (only three would fit!)--anyone need a spare eyeball? ha ha!



I also made a shell stitch baby blanket for a local charity and am working on another.  I would like to give them 3 if I can manage before next Thursday!



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: zcrafter on May 27, 2016 07:55:27 PM
Gosh! The projects in this thread are so motivational.

Those purple socks are gorgeous! Now I REALLY want to master knitting with dpn's.



Oh do it do it!! Im a sock pusher.

Im a very newbie knitter and DPNs have been an experience. I dont know too much about technique but getting the right DPN has made all the difference. So far I love knitpicks wooden ones and I am trying out karbonz for the first time this week. I usually use magic loop on addi turbo sock rockets. They are magic. :D

Looks like I'll need to invest in some new needles.


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: dewshinesdopp on May 28, 2016 02:18:48 AM
That is a real talent...to be able to use clothing to make something else...I have a book on how to do it and I still can't seem to, but give me a pattern and I can put the puzzle together like a champ!  I can deconstruct pretty readily...look at something and figure out the pieces...funny how we all have such unique talents in so many different ways to get it done! ;D

Lol. *blushes at the compliment*  AIMR, you are right about it being funny.    I can see how something is made, and take it apart inside my mind.  But Patterns are frustrating to me. Looking at all of the pieces and seeing the whole is difficult, and often causes me to sew the wrong sides together.  But, I suppose I am not alone in that.  :P

Anyway, I successfully made a loom knit scarf this week, and am working on another Halloween hoopla.  I'll post the scarf later today. 



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: dewshinesdopp on May 28, 2016 03:38:44 AM
I made a scarf out of this really cool yarn.  I thought at first it was just white and blue with a little bit of brown.  But...this is the weirdest yarn ball I have ever worked with.  Of course, since it's the first yarn ball I have really worked with, I guess that isn't saying much. 

But, really.  It's got brown and tan and blue and green and white and...sections that are one inch white and one inch black??? 

There is no rhyme or reason to this yarn, and I completely LOVE it. 

That baby hat I made last week?  I think it's going to be taken apart and become a bigger hat with what is left in order to match this awesome scarf. 



Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 28, 2016 06:58:17 AM
What's the name of the yarn brand and of the colorway, if I may ask?  :D

I once saw a yarn similar to that by Red Heart.  Every time I saw it, though, I'd be like "ewwww".  Then, lo and behold, I had to make something with it someday and the colorways were indeed beautiful.  :)


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: lindyv321 on May 28, 2016 08:05:51 AM
How did I fall so behind in this thread?? You guys are posting stuff like crazy!!! Great job


Title: Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands!
Post by: smileyyogini on May 28, 2016 11:11:25 AM
Red heart super saver in peruvian print. GOSH! Why dont they make more prints? Its like magic.

It looked all hideous but then worked into this beautiful blue