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21  Re: 2019 Annual DeStashAlong! in Craftalongs by tendstowardschaos on: April 05, 2019 06:27:23 AM
Awesome t-shirt quilt, Quaggy! I've always wanted to make one of those (just have to convince DH to let me steal some of his huge collection of nerdy tees).

Brilliant use of binder rings, T, and impressive stash of washi tape!


I finally did a bit of stash-busting. This basket used up a 100-foot package of clothesline and nearly 8 partial spools of thread, plus a couple other bits and bobs.
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22  Re: 50 PROJECTS 2019, sign ups open all year. in Craftalongs by tendstowardschaos on: April 05, 2019 06:17:37 AM
Kwality, your Baby Groot is so sweet! What an awesome gift.


This basket was sort of on my list, I went with the easier version to get it done while still busting some of my stash.
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23  Pink Ombre Rope Basket in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by tendstowardschaos on: April 05, 2019 06:09:04 AM
It only took a few hours to turn 100 feet of clothesline into this adorable basket.  Shocked

I was stressed out and needed something new and relatively easy to soothe my nerves. I had originally purchased the clothesline to make one of those fabric coil baskets from all of my quilting scraps, but that seemed like way too much work for how much time I had (and my mood).  Roll Eyes

I read quite a few tutorials, but here's one of the best ones I remembered to Pin.

I didn't want just a plain-Jane basket, though, so I decided to dress it up by using colored thread. Somehow, I've managed to accumulate an insane amount of thread...18 years of sewing and what I've inherited from other people. I grabbed 8 spools of pink, in various shades, and started with the darkest (not in the picture because it was already in the machine).

100 feet of 1/4" clothesline 7.5 partial spools of thread, a scrap of leather, and some waxed linen thread later...

This basket (that I don't have a use for yet)! It's about 11" wide and 5.5" tall.







Thanks for looking!
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24  Re: 50 PROJECTS 2019, sign ups open all year. in Craftalongs by tendstowardschaos on: March 31, 2019 05:56:37 AM
Beautiful paper crafts, CLM! All of the colors and patterns remind me of batik.

Thank you for the challenge prize!


I did finish (half) of a project last night. I'm so stinkin' excited about it, too. My first sock:



It's a craft I've wanted to try for ages, but didn't because knitting needles frustrate me so badly. Then, I found out that there are looms for that. And looms are something I can manage!
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25  Re: Re: 2019 Annual DeStashAlong! in Craftalongs by tendstowardschaos on: March 22, 2019 08:43:37 AM
I have made a mushroom dude. He's here, he's weird, I love him.




Oh my goodness, he's soooooo cute! I love him!
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26  Re: 50 PROJECTS 2019, sign ups open all year. in Craftalongs by tendstowardschaos on: March 21, 2019 06:50:03 AM
I've had this notebook cover laying around, half finished, for ages, left over from my screen-printing attempts. I finished it the other day just to cross it off my (long) list of WIPs. It's a bit sloppy, but it works.


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27  Re: 50 PROJECTS 2019, sign ups open all year. in Craftalongs by tendstowardschaos on: March 02, 2019 11:46:25 AM
I'm in!

Here's the tentative list:

1. Star Wars wallet

2. Star Wars tablet bag

3. DH's afghan
4. Notebook cover

5. Lost in Time shawl

6. Elf-on-a-shelf #1 (WIP)

7. Elf-on-a-shelf #2 (WIP)

8. Coiled Rope Basket

9. Tote bags

10. Zip pouches to go with totes

11. Stitch markers

12. Loom-Knit socks

13. Cat amigurumi

14. loom-knit hats (charity)
15. Crochet bowl (jewelry dump)

16. Crochet tote bag

17. Zip pouch for MIL

18. Seatbelt pads for DS2

19-21. Stenciled t-shirts

22. Wool hat for Operation Gratitude

23. Plastic bag dispenser for camper

24-25. Sleeping bags for teddy bears (2, only one pictured)

26-30. Cotton dishcloths for camper (5)

31. Mega Granny Square Baby Blanket

32. Handspun Noro #1

33. Handspun alpaca

34. Handspun indigo-/coffee-dyed wool

35. Mario Power Up Acorn

36. Niece's shawl #1

37. Niece's shawl #2

38. Denim wristlet

39-40. Handspun hat and neckwarmer

41. Fractal rainbow handspun yarn

42-44. Red, white, blue handspun yarn

45. Crochet tote

45-46. His and hers togas

47. Bandana cowl

48-49. Handspun Mario Mushroom hats for DS1 & DS2

50. Hat for OpGratitude
51. Needle book for DS1

52. 'Michigan October' handspun Merino

53-57. Crocheted earwarmers

58. Stitch markers
59. Handspun yarn - blue/natural marled Merino

60. Hat for nephew

61. Loom knit knee high toddler socks



As of 12/17, I have 60+ projects done (there's some groups of items in there). I still have a few more things to finish for Christmas and that'll take me up to about 65. Grin
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28  Re: 2019 Annual DeStashAlong! in Craftalongs by tendstowardschaos on: January 16, 2019 12:42:11 PM
Congrats, CT! That is fantastic! Until my DS2 was born I had my own craft room - it was awesome.

I know I have a ton of WIPs to finish, but I needed to just finish something today. So I pulled out my beads and made the stitch markers that were on my to-do list. It's satisfying just to cross something off my list.

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29  Re: 2019 Annual DeStashAlong! in Craftalongs by tendstowardschaos on: January 09, 2019 08:34:31 AM
JS - You've inspired me to reconsider some of the things in my stash, as well. My storage space is pretty limited since my second child took over my craft room - I should really try to get rid of the overflow.  After all, I'll probably never use it all up. Cry I went through it all recently, one craft-type at a time, and I thought I had done a good job...until I took pictures yesterday and realized just how much I had left.

Lovely earwarmers, Jennie. That silk yarn it to die for. I had a couple balls of it and it was dreamy to work with.

CT - Your cards are so pretty! Your handwriting is gorgeous!

I haven't finished any of my WIPs yet. I'm working on a shawl from stash yarn, the pattern is "Lost in Time." It's a little over half done.



I have ten more WIPs to finish after this one. Tongue

On a somewhat related note, has anyone watched the Netflix show 'Tidying Up with Marie Kondo?' I've read her books and am in the middle of my tidying, but I was thinking she should do an episode with a serious crafter (maybe she has, I haven't watched the last couple episodes). I'd love to see a before and after of a craft space.
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30  Re: 50 Projects 2018-Reach for Your Crafting and Creative Goals! in Craftalongs by tendstowardschaos on: December 23, 2018 04:25:19 PM
I am loving all of this holiday and charity crafting! Awesome work, ladies!

I didn't do a ton of Christmas crafting because a few of my projects were just huge. I customized a few canvas bags for Santa gifts by stenciling names on them. And a few chef's hats and an apron got names ironed on (I'd share if they weren't for the kiddos). This was the font I used, though, and one of the aprons I altered:


I went to a Wine and Canvas night, with the moms from my son's school, and made this:


But, the project that I'm most thrilled about is the portrait dolls for my nieces. The younger of the two girls was just mesmerized by the doll and asked me so many questions about the process that I was more than happy to answer for her.  Grin Their thread.

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