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« Reply #70 on: December 31, 2012 11:39:20 PM »

Totally in love with this concept - and way inspired by post-stalking last year's lists!  Maybe starting a list here will help those good intentions and great ideas dislodge from my brain and morph into realty!  Working on a rough list - will finesse and update tomorrow.  Here we go:

As of 01/01/2013:  0/50

Works in Progress
SiL's rag quilt from three Christmases ago when everyone else got one from me........... Lips sealed
Flip-n-Sew quilt for Aunt Lisa's Bday

Requested Items
Make replacement quilt for MiL who apparently never got one from me...... Shocked  Finished in time for Mother's Day!
Fused glass memorial piece requested by wife of friend who passed away just before Christmas  Hard piece to do, but so appreciated.
Cranberry draped glass vase for MiL Sent for her birthday.
Vanilla and violet draped glass vase for Patti  Finished!
Ikebana vase for Mom's neighbor

Rag Quilt for brother and new SiL - August Anniversary
Fused aspen panel for MiL
Etched glasses with Red Sox, Pats, Bruins and Celts logos for youngest son and both brothers
Fused glass barrettes and/or pony holders and/or bobby pins for nieces
Door Mat magazine holders for neighbor Christmas gifts
Lake Powell piece - fused, mosaic, or photo quilted?
Family name mosaic pieces for sibling Christmas gifts

Quilt from the denim I've been saving from the boys jeans over the last decade

Othello board and game pieces from fused glass for oldest son
Fused glass wind chimes
50+ mini pieces for the warmglass.com Magless Exchange in March  Completed, shipped, and return box of goodies received!  Sooo much fun!
Fused panel for the Festival of Tree
Map Print Coasters
Find perfect bottle fusing schedule - no more devit on those cheese trays/spoon rests!
Banana bread recipe plates
Minimum of one Scrap Melt piece per month
Drop Vase with base

Can peaches
Make and can apple pie filling
Family recipe book

Swappy Stuffs!  
"Be Nice" wall pieces using the "B" from Sox, Celts and Bruins.....not sure what media?
Recreate finger painting boys made together as preschoolers - in either fused glass or mosaic.  Original is framed and hanging over one side of our fireplace, but after 14 years it is beginning to deteriorate.
Strip and refinish Kitchen Island
Fused pendant lights for kitchen

New to Me
Learn to wire wrap
Take pottery class at the Community Ed Center
Screen printing?
Dottie's granny square Christmas Stockings
Rag Bowl

The Nitty Gritty
Register business DBA
Etsy Shop (Goal - by March?)
Make Pinterest Page
Become an FOC!
Start a blog???

Hope to participate in my first Holiday Craft Fair and will need inventory of:

     Dichro pendants
     Pony Holders
     Ikebana Vases
     Tart Warmers
     Recycled Bottle Cheese Trays
     Recycled Bottle Spoon Rests
     Soap Dishes
     Holiday Ornaments

Crazy ideas and inspirations that pop up throughout the year:

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« Reply #71 on: January 01, 2013 01:36:04 AM »

I am at the movies with Ian about to see the Hobbit. So I will need to edit this (I have a list at home on paper & in my diary.)

1. Poppet for my mum.
2. Gandalf doll for Ian.
3. Dracula's inspired tree
4. Draculette inspired doll/s
5. Tree of life pendant for my mum's birthday in April
6. Sookie Stackhouse cloth doll
7. Pam cloth doll
8. Black swan ~Nina poppet (white ballerina)
9. Black swan ~ Lily poppet (black ballerina)
10. Columbis cloth doll
11. Columbis mascot sketched and edited for blog banner
12. Ghost cloth doll
13. Barry the Bellboy cloth doll
14. Alice doll for my Aunty B
15. Rod Stewart or David Bowie Poppet (with man parts) for my Aunty shell's 50th
16. Wired tree for my Aunty Shell's 50th
17.Try bath salts
18. Make a Halloween/Creepy themed rag quilt
19. Make a many shades of blue/purple rag quilt for my lounge room.
20. Make some skelanimals inspired stuffies.
21. Make a Jack Sellington with Mickey ears cushion.
22. Make a pinterest patterned bean bag
23. Jar of hearts from a Vintage book
24. Capricorn doll/poppet
25. Flapper poppet
26. Cork board/memory board for my office/craft room
27. Apothecary jars
29. Panda plushie for a work mate
30. Belly dancer plushie for mum
31. Sookie doll
32. Sookie doll
33. Wednesday Adams doll
34. Toadstool cushion
35. Mad Hatter for Liam
36. Mrs. Brightside ~ Leesa
37. Yeti plush for Baby shower :
38. Adipose  for Manille )
39. Adipose for Richard
40. Zombie sister ~ lil sis
41. Zombie sister ~ Big sis
42. Renovate the drawer

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« Reply #72 on: January 01, 2013 02:21:03 AM »

Well not sure if this counts but I made two amazing baked dips for tonight I thought I would share

Baked crab and cheese dip
6 oz of cream cheese (warmed in microwave or oven)
4 oz of sour cream
3 oz of mayonnaise (salad dressing works but makes it sweeter)
8 oz of imitation crab meat
4 oz of Colby jack cheese shredded

Using the food processor chop the crab up finely and then add sour cream and mayo, after blending that add the softened cream cheese and slowly add the shredded cheese.  Place in a lightly oiled Pyrex bowl or pie pan and season to taste (I use Lawry brand seasoning salt)
Bake at 300* for 15 to 20 mins and spoon into an emptied out bread bowl or serve with vegetables or chips

Spinach dip

1 package chopped, frozen spinach thawed with the moisture wrung out
1 Med onion finely grated
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 oz water
Pinch of sugar
6 oz of cream cheese (warmed in microwave or oven)
4 oz of sour cream
3 oz of mayonnaise (salad dressing works but makes it sweeter)
4 oz of Colby jack cheese shredded

Using the processor finely mince an onion
In a small sauce pan melt the butter and saute the onion and garlic for a few minutes then add the oz of water and the finely chopped spinach  with the pinch of sugar.  Cook the vegetables until soft and the water cooks out.
Mix the mayo, sour cream and cream cheese along with the cheese in the food processor and then slowly spoon in the hot vegetables while processing.
Pour the mixture into a baking dish and bake for 20 minutes at 300*
Spoon into hollowed out bread loaf or serve in a dish

I heated these up and served them together in one thick loaf of Italian bread (I hollowed out two "bowls") and every 30 mins or so I put the entire thing back in the microwave for 45 seconds or so and put it back out.  Not all of the dip fit in each bowl so I refrigerated half and kept stirring it in as the levels went down.
These dips were a huge hit and the little bit that was left in the fridge I am using to make quiche

This is how I used the left overs

Baked Dip and sourdough Strata

I had about a 1/3 of a loaf of bread left in the form of crusts left over from making sourdough party toasts (I used a large loaf of sliced sourdough, and using a spaghetti sauce can I cut out circles then cut them in to half moon shapes, sprizted them with olive oil and a little seasoning and toasted them in the oven for the dips)

I soaked the dry crusts in a cup of milk then broke them up in an oiled pan and let them soak for a bit while I mixed up the eggs (half an hour in the fridge is best)
in the blender I put:
1 cup of milk
a BIG scoop of each dip (about 1/3 of a cup each)
and 8 eggs
then I blended it and poured it over the crusts and put it in a 350* oven and after 10 mins I stirred it up to make sure the crusts were coated and it then cooks for 30 more mins.

BTW this dip freezes well
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« Reply #73 on: January 01, 2013 05:58:08 AM »

Those sound yummy! We are having a special feast here today to celebrate New Year's Day the Solomon Island way. I'll be sharing a recipe or three later Smiley

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« Reply #74 on: January 01, 2013 06:12:59 AM »

I didn't stay with posting last year with moving and settling into a new house. This year I hope to be better and I'm not going to put as many things on my starting list.

As of 1/1/13     0/50


1. Color card scarf (This requires that I learn to knit first)
2. Finish my 2010 200 Crochet Blocks CAL that I started in 2010

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« Reply #75 on: January 01, 2013 07:37:32 AM »

I am getting a spinning wheel on Saturday so I will  have lots of fiber crafts to do this year! I am also planning on learning new skills in knitting and crochet.

1) Learn to spin on my spinning wheel
2) Make my first wheel spun yarn
3) Handspun #2
4) Handspun #3
5) Handspun #4
6) Monster for my nephew Rions birthday-woven
7) Shawl for Mom-knit
8.) Yarn doll
9) Crochet pillow
10) Tiny doll blanket -cochet
11) Stashghan - crochet
12) Resin pixel hearts
13) Resin heart and bottle caps
14) Baby blanket
15) 12 hats for 500Hats charity
16) Bird of Paradise yarn
17) Fireball roving
18.) Oscar rolags
19) Marie rolags
20) Tidal Wave roving
21) Heartbreaker rolags
22) Heartbreaker yarn
23) Ear warmer
24) Chair cushion
25) Handspun Cormo
26) Handspun Merino

27) Wingspan shawl
28 ) Houndstooth scarf 1
29) Houndstooth scarf 2
30) Mystery rolags
31) River Safari yarn
32) Wild Fire yarn
33) Cowl
34) Purple/Pink skarf
35) Ear warmers 1
36) Ear warmers 2

37) Wash cloth set 1 (white/purple/green/blue)
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« Reply #76 on: January 01, 2013 09:54:56 AM »

Definitely want to try this. There are so many projects I've wanted to do and didn't get to. This should help keep me on track. Here's my list thus far:

1. simple lined tote bags (15 or more)
2. reupholster vintage oak child's rocker
3. refinish 3 drawer doll's chest
4. refinish wood and metal ice cream parlor chair
5. vintage and antique lace belts (5 or more)
6. sew playhouse cover for folding card table
7. interesting soaps
8. altered tin -- affirmation box
9. create miniatures display out of vintage spice rack
10. sock monsters (2 or more)
11. decorated jars for storage
12. bead necklaces
13. quilt made from old damask tablecloths
14. picnic blanket from fleece and nylon
more to come.
(By the way, thanks for all the ideas provided on this list. I definitely plan to "borrow" some.)
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« Reply #77 on: January 01, 2013 11:24:20 AM »

My first finished item of the year  Grin Made from a cupboard door, a camping mat and a pillowcase. I was supposedly tidying my craft room when it struck me to make this  Smiley It will help me stay tidy later hopefully  Grin


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« Reply #78 on: January 01, 2013 11:28:11 AM »

Please can I join in?
I have a board with my lists of things but sometimes still need a kick up the backside to get on with it or even just for the inspiration.

(Completed projects 37 / 50)

My starter list:
WIP - 1. - NEW Craft - Make quilt
(I am next in line on the quilting bee to send out my pattern to friends involved, so I need to get a move on)

2. WIP Knitting - Finish Cowl vest from here - http://www.purlbee.com/cowl-vest/(I want it to be a jumper, but will have to wing the sleeves, when I get that far of course), picked up and knot 10 rounds last night (20/01), but need to ply more yarn now. Still ongoing....23/02.
This will be finished TODAY. 31/03. It won't have sleeves because I am fed up with knitting it!!
So close, just have to ply more yarn. This is complete, woop woop

3. To Do List (2011) - knit red / black legwarmers

WIP - 4. To Do List (2012) - Sew coat for OH[/color][/b] - waiting for fabric to arrive 24/03. Fabric is here. I now have a dilemma because we need to move in the next month or so, should I start and forgo all other craft or wait... WIP 21/10 Done - yay. 8/12

5. To Do List (2012) - Knit Poncho
6. To Do List (2012) - Sew skirt with taggies (still in my head atm)
7. To Do List (2012) - Sew red shorts
8. To Do List (2012) - Sew Teal cord shorts
9. To Do List (2012) - Sew Black cord shorts

10. To Do List(2012) - Sew Fabric placemats - planning in progress 24/03

11. To Do List (2012) - Sew green jersey fabric dress

12. To Do List (2013) - Sew wide legged trousers in black  - Epic Fail: so I have put on weight through working late and a lot of laziness, these will not fit until I lose that weight - aaarrgghh. .

13.To Do List (2013) - denim quilt
14. To Do List (2013) - make "pirate wine drinking ninja outfit", this is a running joke between my friend and I, so I have to somehow create a costume that will portray the key features - who knows what it will turn out like!!!!  Now someone else wants one  Grin

15. To Do List (2013) - knit hat for brother's girlfriends birthday - Deadline: 23rd JANUARY Finished 23/03 - 2 months late - not bad !!!!

16. To Do List (2013) - Make wedding present for lovely friend - Deadline: 01 June TBC, they are delaying
17.To Do List (2013) - Sew Patchwork denim dress.

18. ViolentJayne dress - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=411013.msg4853729#msg4853729 (start / fin 02 Jan 2013)

19. needlefelted hanging thing with shoes like mine
20. craft it forward no.1 - I think I have a plan for this, after I have finished my cushion covers, I think there will be enough fabric left over to make a tote bag.  
21. craft it forward no.2
22. (stolen) Doorstop

23. Craft it forward no. 3
24. Craft it forward no. 4
25. Craft it forward no. 5
26. 4 x cushion covers, am thinking of doing a Dresden plate quilt pattern. Will see how this progresses.  1 /4 complete 06Jan, 2 / 4 complete 13/01. [3&4 now WIP 20/01, fin - 26/01]

27. diagonal stripey skirt

28. Jumper to skirt recon [WIP 20/01, complete]
29. Long skirt - (complete) from here http://tespesalmiayo.blogspot.com.es/2012/05/maxifalda-en-coral.html

30. [/s] Elastic waisted skirt - (complete)
31. [/s] Stripey dress - (complete unless I get the urge to change it)
32 random necklace - totally new project for me - turned out ok-ish, based on this - http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/decenarios-bracelet-2
33 random bracelet - same as above

34. Knit / crochet leggings, so I can hide my fat knees and white legs when I wear summer dresses!

35. MUG RUG Swap
36. Zombie mug rug.  complete 09/06

37. Black and creamish shawl, so far it looks  like an Oreo cookie WIP, I have
completed 5 as of 26/05. Only a lot more rows to go  Angry  8% @02/06... this is now firmly on hold until after the Christmas swap. 21/09.

38. black / white 60's style dress- complete with  adjustments, pictures will follow

39. Flowery summer dress - started 02/06, although really spent most of the day in the sun Smiley finished 07/07 (in the sun again - had to hand stitch the zip)

40. J's applique block for quilt
41. . R's quilt block

42. C's quilt block
43. My first cross stitch, only a small one but cute 15/06

44] arthouse project - random sketch

45 blue shirred dress
46 skully coaster, part embroidered

47 Sewing machine mat (04/08)
48 - beige spotty shirred dress (WIP)  complete 11/08
mini 12 days of Christmas - eek:

1.49 no.1. of mini12 days complete
2.50 - no.2 of mini12. This is complete, woop de doo.  This was exhausting!
3.51 - no. 3, nearly complete, having a fight with this 21/09 -Done
4.52 - wip 4. Of mini 12, this requires much concentration as I have already had to backtrack once
5.53 - no.5 of mini 12 - never tried anything like this head full of ideas, not sure how well this will turn out. Wip complete 17/11
6.54. No. 6, finished a small.
7.55 - Idea based on swap WIP
8.56 - Finished one for partner's OH Smiley
9.57 - another small, very messy make
10. 58 - cutesy things

59. Crochet tunic top. WIP 27/08, just needs to be stitched together. 21/09 (putting together was tough but is now complete 29/09)

60. shirt for OH. WIP - started august, no pattern, mocked from shirt.
61. other shirt for OH.

62[/color]. Legwarmers wip 17/09.

WIP - 63. fingerless mitts

I will add to the list as the whim takes me, some things may remain as others come into my head - at least that is what happened last year, Smiley

updated to 'brown' things that are not going to happen this year as I am packing to move - eek. 5/12.
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« Reply #79 on: January 01, 2013 12:05:07 PM »

OMG, the New Year isn't even 24 hrs old and I'm 8 pages behind???

NM - I'll just add me to the list anyway Smiley

Quite pleased with what I managed last year, and hope I can do as well this year.

Starting off with less of a list this time - didn't really follow it last year, and swaps took me off in different directions, but it was all good.

2012 list: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=395702.msg4713004#msg4713004

2013 crafting list:

31 finished Cheesy


1) jumper for DS 1 (29/1 almost finished Smiley ) Yeah DONE!!
2) shrug for me (I WILL finish this - it was supposed to be for our holiday last July Sad)  Yeah finished!!
3) dragon (7/3 - glazed, waiting for firing ) he's a cutie Cheesy

New Things to do

1) Learn to use the spindle spinning kit I got for Christmas - WIP!!
2) Learn to use the dye kits I got for my birthday and with the spinning kit
3) This IS the year I at least start the hessian based wall hanging I've been hankering after doing for a couple years - yeah now a WIP!!
4) Art Journal Calendar http://thekathrynwheel.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/a-year-in-journaling.html
5) Magic Elves (Yes - I know it's for advent - but need to start now!! Smiley) http://magicalholidayhome.com/elves/  WIP's!
6) Clothes for Elves

I want to try and get over the 50 mark again (fingers crossed!)


1) January page for art calendar challenge:

2) February page for art calendar challenge:

3) Star biscuits with DS1:

4) Snowmen with the boys (followed by a snowball fight with DS1 and neighbours Smiley)
(Its a really bad picture, sorry. I'll try to get a better one in the morning)

5) 20 journal prompt cards (images to follow when received by partners)

6) 'Embrace the Day' online journalling course - 9 pages complete. See 2013 Art Journal along Here

7) Other journalling/altered book pages - 3 pages (same place as 'Embrace the Day')

8 ) felt flower

9) felt vase

10) 3D felt sample

11) felted fabric sample

12) MOH jan/feb -Sketchbook

13) MOH jan/feb - art/journalling prompts

14) MOH jan/feb - recipe book for dog biscuits

15) MOH jan/feb - Mardi Gras Mask

16) MOH jan/feb - knitted wash cloths

17) Jumper for DS1

18 ) Item one for MOH March swap (new craft for me!!)

19) Item two for MOH March swap (set of several things)

20) Item 3 for MOH March swap (another new craft)

21) From Half-term craft sessions with DS1 (based on 'Owl and Pussy Cat')

22) Note book - jar marble printed covers. (no photo - toddlerised Smiley )

23) Half-term crafts for ME - willow weaving

24) Journal page (after being triggered)

25) March calendar page
26) April calendar page
27) May calendar page
28) June calendar page

29) Baby blanket

30) Gryffindor hat
31) Gryffindor scarf
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