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post #101 of 427

Make that 2/ 52, I made lotion bars tonight.  Can't believe how easy it was, why do i spend so much money on lotion at the store??

post #102 of 427

OK- i FINALLY put all the holiday decorations away- after sorting through and purging some, deciding to list some on ebay, etc.

 

8/52

post #103 of 427

I've done a few more projects (cuff bracelet, vinyl cut outs, etc) but I wasn't happy with the results so I won't count them. I'm still experimenting with different mediums to see what I like.

post #104 of 427

I got wrangled up into helping DS make 26 valentines for the swap on here... going to be a long weekend.  I already have the envelopes addressed and the papers folded so they fit in the envelopes. I have the needed craft supplies out for DS.  Hopefully all goes smoothly and we end up with 26 Valentines to mail on Monday.  I am only using things from my massive craft supply stash for this project.   Sadly but not surprisingly I found even more stickers.  When this is done and in the mailbox I will count as one project!

post #105 of 427

I think I'm late to the party, but joining anyhow! I'm Cheryl, and I am a fabric and bead hoarder. I also hoard other things on a slightly smaller scale (yarn, embroidery thread, paints, pastels, clay etc). I am unsure of if I've ever met a craft I didn't like, so I try to not find new ones!!!

 

My projects may be 1/2 household projects, half crafting projects.... and I probably will buy a fair amount of new supplies, but I plan to only do projects I have at least 50% of the componants for crafting-wise :) My projects will likely be towards 3 ultimate goals: sustainability, making my   home a haven for me, and as gifts.

 

My list off the top of my head:

1. 10 muslin bulk grocery item bags

2. "

3. 10 fabric gift bags

4. "

5. a buggy fabric toddler backpack for my little man who loves bags

6. a kleen kanteen cover for same little man (Noah)

7. a kleen kanteen cover for myself

8.-11. little man's birthday quilt, pillowcase and 2 throw pillows

12.-15. knit hat and scarf for my hubby, and a matching set for Noah

16. knit cell phone cover

17. hat for my sister

18. hat for my mother

19.-20. gloves and a hat for me

21.-25. wool veggies (tomatoes, green beans, carrots, eggplant, eggs, lemon etc)

26. I spy bag for Noah

27-29 matching winter set for Noah for next year: pants, hat, scarf

post #106 of 427

Finished knitting the sleepy sack.  Now at 3/52.  Got the hot pads cut out, need to applique and sew them up.  Trimmed DH's quilt down, need DH to bring my sewing machine up to the dining room on Saturday so I can bind it.  S-L-O-W-L-Y making progress.

 

-toddler backpack for DD2

-crayon roll for DD2

-4 quilted hot pads for MIL  cut them out, need to sew

-knit hat for BIL
-grill roll and mitt for FIL
-2 quilted rugs for kitchen

-4 prs knit boot socks (1 pr for each kid)

-finish quilt for DH (just have the binding left)

-6 knit dishcloths for me  3 DONE, 3 left

-4 rag quilts (1 for each child, this is their b-day gifts for this year)

-knit sleepy sack for babe due in April DONE

-3 throw pillows for living room

-3 sets of curtains (2 for office/ studio, 1 for utility room/ basement area)

-2 drainboard mats for my kitchen

-finish appliques on girls' room curtains

-sew boys' room curtains

-finish border on bathroom rag rug

-knit t-shirt yarn rug for master bath

-set of 12 cloth napkins

-3 tablerunners

-3 wall hangings

-knit 2 prs fingerless mitts

-3 burlap buckets

-hobby horse for DD2

-knit baby booties

-3 corduroy jumpers for DD1

-2 Easter bonnets

-4 felt birthday crowns

-1 dozen small diapers

-convert 1 dozen pfs to prefitteds

-baby shower gifts for my cousin due in June

-5 large reusable "ziploc" bags

-5 reusable sandwich bags


Edited by FillingMyQuiver - 1/20/11 at 4:00pm
post #107 of 427

HI Cheryl, welcome to the party... we are all hoarders here (some dont like to admit I'm sure) but I know I could open my own mini craft supply store.  I have way too much yarn, x-stitch stuff, paper crafting supplies , thankfully I dont own a sewing maching so I dont have a need for fabric but oh I want one sooooo badly  LOL..

 

Anyway DS and I are working on those 26 valentines and sheezez kids are soooooooo slow.  The great thing is we are using up stickers, foamies, chipboard stuff, YIPPIEE... each 'card' is truly uniquie and I feel such a sense of relief when another 'thing' is used up.

 

Welcome to the 'party' and keep us posted on your crafting... kudos to everyone who is making progress. My goal is to get those valentines mailed by Monday so the kids can enjoy them for some time!!!

post #108 of 427

I think I'm going to jump on in here.  I won't make a to do list, that would be a project in itself!  I'm sure I won't have any trouble coming up with things to make though.  For someone who doesn't usually buy things without a purpose, I have quite the stash!  I spent a ton of time today entering every last ball of yarn I have into ravelry.  I have 69 different yarns stashed.  My goal is for that number to go down, and not acquire more than I'm using.  I have a good bit of fabric, and a ton of beads leftover from my teenage years.  I love seeing the pictures of all that you're making, keep up the good work!

post #109 of 427

Oh!  Just in case anyone here is interested, there is a craft swap open for sign ups in the swap forum right now (linkie: http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1290762/new-year-new-craft-reverse-swap-now-open)

 

We're swapping finished handmade goods, craft supplies you're looking to destash, and even some UFOs you've lost the love for!  I always have tons of fun with them. 

post #110 of 427

1. Desk assembled (Jan.) 

2. Pink blanket (Jan.) 

3. Completed hanging pictures (Jan.) 

4. 26 valentines for DS swap (Jan.)

 

 

I am exceptionally proud to say that the valentines were completed with stock on hand and nothing other than postage stamps were puchased.  Sadly they didnt make a dent in our construction paper but we did use up several sheets of stickers and almost an entire pack of envelopes!

 

On to my next project. ( and my son is begging me to learn to sew.. he has been shopping the fabric at Hobby Lobby... I so do NOT need another craft ugh)

post #111 of 427

Finish Cowichan sweater for DH

Finish Tea Leaves sweater for me

Thorpe hat for A

Acorns sweater for me

Thrummed mittens for A

Thrummed mittens for L

Finish longies for DF's daughter

Finish scrappy longies

Blue corduroy dress for A

Red pants for A

Repurpose blue and white men's shirt into something for the girls

Make birthday crown for A

Make beanbags for girls

Make gift bags from scrap fabric

Finish hats for baby

Felted soaps

Make garlands out of painted wooden hearts and stars and felted beads

Finish knitted dishcloth

Gift for midwives

Felted iPod cozy

Hanging baskets for cloth wipes

Cascade sweater for Faye

Hooded alpaca sweater for Faye

 

Plodding along...

 

I will post photos of Faye's Cascade sweater, and I'm more than halfway done her alpaca hoodie.  I guess this puts me at 3/52.

post #112 of 427

5/52  Finished DH's quilt and 1 kitchen rug

 

-toddler backpack for DD2

-crayon roll for DD2

-4 quilted hot pads for MIL  cut them out, need to sew

-knit hat for BIL
-grill roll and mitt for FIL
-2 1 quilted rugs for kitchen  1 DONE, 1 left to sew

-4 prs knit boot socks (1 pr for each kid)

-finish quilt for DH (just have the binding left) DONE

-6 knit dishcloths for me  3 DONE, 3 left

-4 rag quilts (1 for each child, this is their b-day gifts for this year)

-knit sleepy sack for babe due in April DONE

-3 throw pillows for living room

-3 sets of curtains (2 for office/ studio, 1 for utility room/ basement area)

-2 drainboard mats for my kitchen

-finish appliques on girls' room curtains

-sew boys' room curtains

-finish border on bathroom rag rug

-knit t-shirt yarn rug for master bath  in progress, about half done

-set of 12 cloth napkins

-3 tablerunners

-3 wall hangings

-knit 2 prs fingerless mitts

-3 burlap buckets

-hobby horse for DD2

-knit baby booties

-3 corduroy jumpers for DD1

-2 Easter bonnets

-4 felt birthday crowns

-1 dozen small diapers

-convert 1 dozen pfs to prefitteds

-baby shower gifts for my cousin due in June

-3 large reusable "ziploc" bags  all cut, will serge them up tonight

-20 reusable sandwich/ snack bags  all cut, will serge them up tonight


Edited by FillingMyQuiver - 1/23/11 at 4:00pm
post #113 of 427
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1. Desk assembled (Jan.) 

2. Pink blanket (Jan.) 

3. Completed hanging pictures (Jan.) 

4. 26 valentines for DS swap (Jan.)

 

 

I am exceptionally proud to say that the valentines were completed with stock on hand and nothing other than postage stamps were puchased.  Sadly they didnt make a dent in our construction paper but we did use up several sheets of stickers and almost an entire pack of envelopes!

 

On to my next project. ( and my son is begging me to learn to sew.. he has been shopping the fabric at Hobby Lobby... I so do NOT need another craft ugh)

 

Oh zebra, this is too cute!!!  I think it's great that he embraces your craftiness and homemade, so many kids don't or haven't been exposed a life with homemade.
 

post #114 of 427

I haven't been doing any crafting lately.. Ive been sleeping a lot but I don't think that counts for much. I need to finish up a few things this week though:

 

stenciling the big sister/little brother shirts (My "due date" is in less than 2 week and they still aren't done eeks)- Need DH's help, Im using printer transfers and computers+me don't get along

Hair tie organizer for DD1 (for her birthday on Saturday)

birthday outfit for DD1 (also for her birthday on Saturday)

doll dresses/bloomers for the big sister gifts (want to get them done so I can load all the bags into the car so I don't have to worry about it)

carseat blanket for the baby (finally got the car seat so I can work on this)

skirt and nursing top for me

 

There are other projects but these are the "high priorities" right now.


Edited by OkiMom - 1/23/11 at 4:00pm
post #115 of 427

Great work everyone! thumb.gif

 

I am so counting all this cookie prep as a completed projected once Saturday afternoon is over!!!!! That's when parents pick up cookies and the girls start selling. Six weeks of that. The prepwork has been more intense than I was expecting. Too many meetings and paperwork and emails, etc. Whew!

post #116 of 427

Ooh, I am so in. A couple projects I do need to purchase things for...but I already have materials for most of my projects.

 

  • Needle felted sheep for ds
  • Needle felted cat for ds (in progress)
  • Mario Bros. mushroom stuffed with cat nip for our cat, Bowser (in progress)
  • Medical painting/mixed media (in progress)
  • Cityscape paintings series (in progress)
  • Female body painting on glass (in progress)
  • line of card (in progress, will be a long ongoing project)
  • Make soap
  • Make candles
  • Make lotions
  • knitted Link (from the Zelda games) hat for ds
  • knitted wash cloths
  • knitted binary scarf for DP
  • recipe book for my sister

 

And I have 10+ songs in progress...sigh. My problem of starting too much to finish is pretty obvious!

post #117 of 427

I completed my first project, finally! I finished a ring sling and can't believe I didn't do it sooner, lol! I'm hoping to finish at least one MT today, and 2 more this week.

 

I decided i'll make a list of what and when I've finished.

 

1. Purple Linen ring sling 1/23

post #118 of 427

Well I finished the painting so now I am 6/52

and I made 2 ballet skirts so that is 7/52

and matching hats for my two youngest so that is 8/52

and I finished the other batch of crazy quilt blocks so that is 9/52.

 

What I am working on now is painting my sewing studio and arranging that and building a built in sewing desk.  And finishing that darn skirt- I did put the zipper in it tonight though.  So some progress is being made. 

post #119 of 427

Got the 3 reusable "ziploc" and 20 sandwich bags done.  Counting as 3 projects total, making me 8/52

 

-toddler backpack for DD2

-crayon roll for DD2

-4 quilted hot pads for MIL  cut them out, need to sew

-knit hat for BIL
-grill roll and mitt for FIL
-2 1 quilted rugs for kitchen  1 DONE, 1 left to sew

-4 prs knit boot socks (1 pr for each kid)

-finish quilt for DH (just have the binding left) DONE

-6 knit dishcloths for me  3 DONE, 3 left

-4 rag quilts (1 for each child, this is their b-day gifts for this year)

-knit sleepy sack for babe due in April DONE

-3 throw pillows for living room

-3 sets of curtains (2 for office/ studio, 1 for utility room/ basement area)

-2 drainboard mats for my kitchen

-finish appliques on girls' room curtains

-sew boys' room curtains

-finish border on bathroom rag rug

-knit t-shirt yarn rug for master bath  in progress, about half done

-set of 12 cloth napkins

-3 tablerunners

-3 wall hangings

-knit 2 prs fingerless mitts

-3 burlap buckets

-hobby horse for DD2

-knit baby booties

-3 corduroy jumpers for DD1

-2 Easter bonnets

-4 felt birthday crowns

-1 dozen small diapers

-convert 1 dozen pfs to prefitteds

-baby shower gifts for my cousin due in June

-3 large reusable "ziploc" bags    DONE

-20 reusable sandwich/ snack bags DONE

post #120 of 427

I'd love to see pics of your reusable bags.  Or a link to a tutorial maybe? :D

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