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post #21 of 427


 

I'd love to join in, not sure I'll make 52, but it's worth a shot!

 

3 pairs of pj pants-one for each kiddo

 

shawl for me http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/la-las-simple-shawl with some changes in stitches

 

something for a friend having a baby out of yarn I already own 
 probably http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-sachiko-kimono-sweater  and http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pixie-hat-in-bunny-hop

 

finish hat for friends daughter

 

hat for FIL

 

hat for me

 

hat for daughter

 

another hat for DS1?

 

quilt labrynth http://rhythmofthehome.com/winter-2010/fabric-labyrinth-children/

 

set of wood ducks and a fox a'la WeeFolkArt (going to be brave, I can't wait to use my new scroll saw!) http://weefolkart.com/content/book-nook-have-you-seen-my-duckling  going to have to design my own fox unless I can find a pattern some where

post #22 of 427

I'm definitely in!!  I started this last year, got side tracked mid-year, and finished my holiday crafting just in time for Christmas.  I'm currently at my IL's, so I don't have my list handy, but I know for sure that it totaled more than 52 projects.  Off the top of my head~

 

-toddler backpack for DD2

-crayon roll for DD2

-4 quilted hot pads for MIL

-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

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

-knit sleepy sack for babe due in April (this is about 1/2 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


Edited by FillingMyQuiver - 1/2/11 at 6:14pm
post #23 of 427

OK I'm inspired and have started!

 

My projects so far:

 

5 embroidery samplers

felt barrettes

felt happy birthday banner for son's 1st

felt crowns for for son's birthday and his best friend (they are a week apart, having their b-day party together)

knit a sweater for Rowan

make a bunch of parrot foot toys (for my parrots)

fimo candle holder

walking stick (carving and wood burning)

rune set (wood burning)

pouch for runes (embroidery and sewing)

wand (applying crystal points to wood, wrapping, and embellishment)

 

that's it for now, but it is only the 1st of January! ROTFLMAO.gif

 

And I have made rogress on the banner- I have all the pieces cut and have started to assemble & embroider them! Will be done in plenty of time for his party at this rate!

 

post #24 of 427

Day One

 

- I am working on the scarf I am making for my best friend.  I think it is almost halfway done.  Yay!

post #25 of 427

Project #1 is finished! love.gif

 

I have a book that I love called Aromatherapy through the Seasons where the authors offer a handful of recipes for each month of the year. There is one main essential oil focus each month for general purposes (health, home, etc) and then a special EO each month (emotional bonus blends). One of my goals this year is to use this book more, so I mixed up two of the general recipes for January using eucalyptus (flu-fighter, we're getting over the flu here, and an antiseptic spray) and used the first one three ways already (bath, diffuser, chest/back salve). I used up my last spray (ant repellent...we live in a warm climate and just had an attack at Christmas) cleaning up the kitchen and bathrooms today, so I'm ready to put the new antiseptic spray in that bottle in the morning (after it air dries). I also mixed up one of the special blends (also a spray) for January using bergamot and lavender...smells soooo divine!

 

I researched in my aromatherapy books and online rejuvenating carrier oils, hydrosols, and essential oils. Then, I mixed up my own facial toner/mist and eye oil blend and general facial cream. My eye oil blend was completely out and that was my main intention when I set forth. In my reading, I discovered certain items that were particularly good for the face and I happened to have them in hydrosols, so I was inspired to create a new one to use (main ingredient is my favorite rosewater). My eye oil blend was too full for the bottle and I needed to thin it out a bit still, so I added a pipette-full of the mixture up to that point to my plain coconut oil I've been using for all-over my face and then didn't like the scent, so I added some EOs. Then, I went back to the eye oil blend to thin it out and got creative there. All of this took me hours today, but it was lots of fun! joy.gif


Edited by sunnysandiegan - 1/2/11 at 8:06pm
post #26 of 427

I have my work cut out for me this weekend.  I bought a new desk Saturday that needs to be assembled. But before that can happen I need to clear off the old table that was serving as the 'desk' plus clean out that area of my room.  This must be completed by 5pm Sunday.  The desk is "L" shaped so its really 2 desks plus a connector piece.  Sunday is going to be a long day, but hopefully my desk area will be workable and I will be happier.

 

I will take a point when this is done.

post #27 of 427

thumbsup.gif Yay for the completed projects!

 

Zebra- I think anything that says "some assembly required" or any furniture that requires assembly should count for at least 1 project. Honestly sometimes I think it would be easier to build from scratch (which I have done before and could do again if I had the right supplies) than putting the furniture together you buy at the store..

 

I finished my first project for the year! DD2's waldrof doll is done, just waiting for me to eventually make clothes. Tomorrow Im going to complete DD1's doll and work on a few other things.

post #28 of 427

Wait, this isn't just for crafts, but undone projects of all stripes?! Oh man, I can sooo add to my list now.

post #29 of 427
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Wait, this isn't just for crafts, but undone projects of all stripes?! Oh man, I can sooo add to my list now.



This is a 'project' challenge.  Interpet that as you see fit.  Some of us just do crafts, others have a very wide defination of projects.  Personally I just use this place to keep me accountable and on track for getting things done and the ladies are very helpful when I have a problem or fall off the wagon !

 

The desks are not done yet. But they will be tomorrow.  My room needed to be partially cleaned and organinzed before I could start and I didn't allow enough time for that section of the project.  I have about 20 mins left on assembly (maybe 30) then I need to get the arrangement correct, run the vacuum and 'move in'.  Oh happy day tomorrow!

 

I also found several WIP's that need to be done and put all my completed blankets in a storage bin so they are 'safe' now.

post #30 of 427
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Originally Posted by Lillitu View Post

Wait, this isn't just for crafts, but undone projects of all stripes?! Oh man, I can sooo add to my list now.



This is a 'project' challenge.  Interpet that as you see fit.  Some of us just do crafts, others have a very wide defination of projects.  Personally I just use this place to keep me accountable and on track for getting things done and the ladies are very helpful when I have a problem or fall off the wagon !

 

The desks are not done yet. But they will be tomorrow.  My room needed to be partially cleaned and organinzed before I could start and I didn't allow enough time for that section of the project.  I have about 20 mins left on assembly (maybe 30) then I need to get the arrangement correct, run the vacuum and 'move in'.  Oh happy day tomorrow!

 

I also found several WIP's that need to be done and put all my completed blankets in a storage bin so they are 'safe' now.


Sweet! Now I have lots to add and keep track of!

post #31 of 427

Just checking in (no projects completed today).... We cleaned up and put all the holiday decor away today. DH dragged the tree off to the recycling place across the street (and down a bit), so it will be turned into mulch for the city parks now. smile.gif

 

We got the entire downstairs clean and organized, including the project room. This is where I sew and paint (messy crafts!) and where we do most home improvement prepwork. It has direct access to the back patio through a sliding door and the closet in this tiny room is the largest in our entire house since it turns and goes under the stairs. The part that is a "normal" closet is about 2 feet by 2 feet and is full height; that's where we hang our tools on the white pegboard we hung when we first moved in. We call it our "mini garage" since we do not have an actual garage. The room itself is under 10 feet by 10 feet, so it is a tiny space! The under-the-stairs part of the closet is where all our camping gear and holiday decorations are stored. When we take out either, the whole closet has to be emptied into the tiny room. Yep, the room was a disaster since we pulled out the holiday decorations three weeks ago! dizzy.gif

 

The room as a whole is neat and orderly now, but I still have more work to do in order to be able to sew or paint or anything else. On tomorrow's agenda is cleaning and organizing the upstairs. Then, I can work on craft zones! love.gif

post #32 of 427

I'm in. I just completed this piece for the wall, made from an old vinyl record:

 

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I'm not going to make a wish list of what I want to create. I'll just make what I feel like making at the time. :D

 

I also made a cuff bracelet from the remaining pieces of vinyl, and I used another record to make a bowl with my daughter.

 

post #33 of 427

And because this thread inspired me, I went ahead and did another craft with a vinyl record (notebook):

 

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post #34 of 427
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And because this thread inspired me, I went ahead and did another craft with a vinyl record (notebook):

 

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That's awesome! 

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That's awesome! 


Thank you! I have to work on my technique, still. That was my first vinyl record notebook. I have another vinyl project I'll be working on for my husband in the next few days. Stay tuned!

post #36 of 427

well yesterday I spent 8 hours in the car going to and from gmas- and I got quite a bit of knitting done.  I am halfway done with the border on my shawl- so maybe another couple of nights of knitting and I have one of DS's mittens done except for the thumb.  So no adding a point- but lots of progress made!  And my mom and I decided to make a quilt for my cousin's wedding gift- so I need to get cracking on making crazy patch blocks.  that is such a good stash buster!

post #37 of 427

I completed the project for my husband. He's very pleased. thumb.gif

 

 

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post #38 of 427
Thread Starter 

Yay for all the projects already completed!  The vinyl records are such a neat idea!  :)

 

I had been hoping to update with more than one project done last week - I am thisclose to done with the two lap quilts (about an hour or two of work tonight I think).  But not close enough, as it is MONDAY already.  So -- I did complete one embroidered dish towel, so my first week of the challenge stands at:

 

Week 52:  1/52. 

 

 

This week, I plan to finish the two lap quilts and also sew a few pairs of flannel lounging pants for dd1 (recycling some old pairs of mine whose elastic is worn out).  If I'm really lucky, I'll get to try one of the new Oliver+s pants patterns I bought over Christmas, making a new pair of corduroys for dd2. 

 

I really hope I can bust through 2-3 projects/week this year for much of the year; doing 1/week would be great, but if I could do it double-speed, I'd really start making a difference in my stash.  And yes I realize how full my stash is, if I'm making statements like that!  redface.gif bag.gif

post #39 of 427

Elanorh - Does it make you feel better if I tell you my yarn stash is probably just as big? whistling.gif

 

I finished the extras for my Phat Fiber box samples.. have yet to dye any wool.  I also finished one of the fingerless gloves for our postman.  Just cast on the second tonight and hopefully, I'll have it completed soon.  I'm a little bored with ribbing.

post #40 of 427

And another vinyl record piece completed tonight (clock):

 

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