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post #181 of 595

OK, I finally sat down and tallied up all the UFOs and gifts to be made in the house and I didn't have enough to equal 52 so I added some of the projects that have been hanging over my head like shopping for things for the house.  Shopping is so hard with the little ones, so I tend to procrastinate but it's been over 2 years since we moved into our house and there are still a lot of things to be done to make it more of a home.  So here is my list!  So far, I am 1/51.  I just got back from vacation so I am ready to go!  I've had a new curtain rod lying in our bedroom for a few months now and I finally got around to hanging the new drapes.  I'm half way finished ironing them so hopefully I will have at least #22 crossed off by the end of the week.

52 Project Challenge

  1. UFO - Book display shelves for the kids rooms
  2. UFO - Finally hang the frame collection and find photos to fill
  3. UFO - Finish Cloth sandwich wraps for random bday party gifts
  4. lunch bag for park picnics
  5. Boo-boo cold compress dolls
  6. Waldorf inspired doll for Penny’s 2nd b-day
  7. Matching aprons for P, J & me
  8. UFO - Finish sign on J & P’s puppet theater
  9. XL beach toy bag
  10. UFO - Scrap T-shirt ball for rag rug from all the built up t-shirts in my upcycle pile
  11. Paint master bathroom and buy new towels & rug
  12. Find a new coffee table
  13. Doll cradle for Penny
  14. Find a fireplace screen
  15. Find a seating arrangement for our bedroom
  16. Spring garden
  17. UFO - Kitchen remodel
  18. Lounge chair for the living room
  19. UFO - Clean donation area in the garage and move frig over there
  20. Organize craft room
  21. Organize garage
  22. UFO - Finally hang the drapes in the bedroom
  23. UFO - Find living room drapes
  24. Reseed lawn
  25. UFO - Penny’s baby book
  26. UFO - New front door
  27. UFO - Hang painting above fireplace instead of it leaning up there
  28. Finish Penny’s pillow
  29. Finish digging up the section of lawn to be planted with veggies
  30. Bow for Torrey pine for next Christmas
  31. Picnic blanket
  32. UFO - Matching shirt and dress for Penny and I
  33. UFO - Replace one of Jack’s sepia pics with Penny so there is an equal number for each of them
  34. UFO - Finish changing out the electrical switches
  35. Terra’s shower gift (the following are all gifts)
  36. Rosie 1st bday
  37. Mom’s bday
  38. Cameron’s 2nd bday
  39. Penny’s second bday
  40. Jack’s gift
  41. Zack’s gift 4
  42. Tommy’s gift 4
  43. Conrad’s 4 bday
  44. Georgia’s 4th bday
  45. Katie’s bday
  46. Xmas gift Penny
  47. Xmas gift Jack
  48. Xmas gift Linda
  49. Xmas gift Abby
  50. Xmas gift Aubrey
  51. Xmas gift mamma
  52. Xmas gift Dad

Edited by gardenbelle - 5/2/12 at 10:15am
post #182 of 595

 

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Ive been slacking too (and sick, a sick slacker) so no worries..

 

Im going to try to sew today if my husband doesn't work up the kids to bad.


Well shoot, you have a good reason being sick! Hope you're feeling better now. I was just slacking because I just wanted some down time to do things without a schedule or plan (which is really weird for me). But I suppose going off the list every once in way is healthy. So long as I don't make a habit of it, that is. :-) I've got three weeks to catch up at this rate! 

 

post #183 of 595
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Well shoot, you have a good reason being sick! Hope you're feeling better now. I was just slacking because I just wanted some down time to do things without a schedule or plan (which is really weird for me). But I suppose going off the list every once in way is healthy. So long as I don't make a habit of it, that is. :-) I've got three weeks to catch up at this rate! 

 



 

Sometimes its good to throw away the list for a bit. I take "mini vacations" throughout the year that I just do the bare minimum and play with my children instead. I know a lot of people don't think SAHMs need a break but raising children 24/7 is exhausting and sometimes you need to just step back and relax..

 

Its 4am here and Im taking the girls to ride horses and milk cows today. First I need to work on the stuff I was going to do yesterday. I ended up spending the day being "magically turned into" different animals by my 4 year old.

post #184 of 595
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Got the two cloth books done for the baby's birthday next month. Now I'm going to finish the shrug I'm making for me and work on the dress I'm making for me. Id like at least one actual nice dress before we move so I can look decent when we go to church innocent.gif I know a bit vain but I do get tired looking like rumpled mommy all the time.

post #185 of 595

Well, I have a bunch of projects that are nearly done - rooms that are almost but not quite painted. But I did one thing at least!

 

1/52: Covered the frame of an old round mirror with four layers of ruffles, for DD's bedroom. It looks pretty awesome, I think. :p Plus I bought the mirror online two years ago, and the fabric was the rest of a remnant DH bought for a project ages ago, so it was a "free" project.

 

I'm also in the middle of making ruffly balls to hang from DD's ceiling, over her bed. I've only done one so far and it took forever; I'm raring to go on the next two, but I have to sew DS a shirt, waistcoat and trousers by Saturday for a wedding, so it'll have to wait.

 

 

post #186 of 595

I'm with you, OkiMom. I really want to lose some weight, because I've got a pattern for a skirt I want but. . .it's going to be a lot of work, so I don't want to make it and THEN lose weight, you know? 

 

I've hit a problem with my giant monster project. I hate that. I'm ok at sitting down to work on the project if I know what the next step is. When I have to figure out solutions, I procrastinate big time.

post #187 of 595
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I'm with you, OkiMom. I really want to lose some weight, because I've got a pattern for a skirt I want but. . .it's going to be a lot of work, so I don't want to make it and THEN lose weight, you know? 

 

I've hit a problem with my giant monster project. I hate that. I'm ok at sitting down to work on the project if I know what the next step is. When I have to figure out solutions, I procrastinate big time.


One of my problems is that when my husband was deployed I lost almost 30 pounds, Im back to weighing my pre-pregnancy weight (the size I was when I married my husband). All my clothing is what I wore when I was pregnant with my middle and youngest so its all stretched out, mended and worn. Some of it I actually wore when I was pregnant with DD1, whos turns 5 on Sunday.

post #188 of 595

14/52

 

I replaced the zippers on 2 of my kids coats!  Good grief.  It was either that or hit the clearance racks searching for a new coat for DS1 whose arms suddenly grew way too much for his current coat to be actually functional.  It was a pain and I am glad I had an upholstery machine to use since my Janome wasn't cutting it at all.  I also did DDs next coat which is apparently a Columbia down that I remember buying at a garage sale for a little bit of nothing...  Never realized it was down though- so Yay for DD!  

 

I also made DH, DS1, and DS2 all tractor pillow cases.  I am not counting this one though- not sure why but the fabric was an impulse way to use some awesome trim that was also an impulse.  But I did do them all within a day of buying the fabric!

 

Anyone have a cute pattern for a summery skirt that doesn't have a real waist?  Dh suggested I make myself a skirt of the same tractor print (which is kind of weird I guess) but I would wear it after the baby comes all the time probably....  Something  that is size accommodating out of a woven cotton?  Anyone?  Perhaps I should cut a pattern using my Enwrapture?  Something I can wear with a bravado tank and flip flops are the only real requirements....  And if it doesn't take a million yards.

 

eta- 15/52.

I upcycled an old long wool aline skirt into a cute jumper for DD.  Very simple but very her.  I also mended a skirt of mine that has been driving me nuts forever.  It is a denim just below the knee one with a slit in the front.  I hate front slit skirts- so I filled it in with zebra cord.  I think it will look super cute with a white top and black tank under and black tights.  Hopefully.


Edited by iowaorganic - 1/26/12 at 9:41pm
post #189 of 595
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Well, I have a bunch of projects that are nearly done - rooms that are almost but not quite painted. But I did one thing at least!

 

1/52: Covered the frame of an old round mirror with four layers of ruffles, for DD's bedroom. It looks pretty awesome, I think. :p Plus I bought the mirror online two years ago, and the fabric was the rest of a remnant DH bought for a project ages ago, so it was a "free" project.

 

I'm also in the middle of making ruffly balls to hang from DD's ceiling, over her bed. I've only done one so far and it took forever; I'm raring to go on the next two, but I have to sew DS a shirt, waistcoat and trousers by Saturday for a wedding, so it'll have to wait.

 

 

Can and will you post pics?  They sound awesome but not sure if I am visioning the same thing?

 



 

post #190 of 595
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Iowa- I did a simple gore skirt with an elastic waist for when I came home from the hospital with DS.. I guessed the waist I would need and it was pretty comfortable. Only took like 3 hours, including cutting time and making the pattern.

post #191 of 595
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Anyone have a cute pattern for a summery skirt that doesn't have a real waist?  Dh suggested I make myself a skirt of the same tractor print (which is kind of weird I guess) but I would wear it after the baby comes all the time probably....  Something  that is size accommodating out of a woven cotton?  Anyone?  Perhaps I should cut a pattern using my Enwrapture?  Something I can wear with a bravado tank and flip flops are the only real requirements....  And if it doesn't take a million yards.


I haven't tried it yet but this pattern for a bias cut skirt with a stretchy waistband might be good http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-bias-cut-skirt-with-wide-stretch-wai/?ALLSTEPS

 

post #192 of 595
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I have been slacking. That is all. 



Sigh. Me too.

post #193 of 595

 

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Can and will you post pics?  They sound awesome but not sure if I am visioning the same thing?

Surely can, as soon as we find the computer cable. It seems to have gotten lost in the move. :/

 

2/52: Finished outfit for DS to wear to a wedding - vest and pants. I'm proud of the pants - they have six pockets, including four fancyish ones. Just what a seven-month-old needs. :p

post #194 of 595

 

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Sigh. Me too.


Maybe this weekend we can do some things... 

 

post #195 of 595

I am sewing my coffee cozy TODAY. you can hold me accountable ;) but seriously, I don't mind if I am slow because I want the crafts to be fun and relaxing and not another item on my to do list...

post #196 of 595
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The movers came Thursday and yesterday we cleaned.. Today we are finishing up with the cleaning and dropping stuff off at my in-laws. I'm hoping to get my daughter's scripture tote done today as well.

post #197 of 595

 

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The movers came Thursday and yesterday we cleaned.. Today we are finishing up with the cleaning and dropping stuff off at my in-laws. I'm hoping to get my daughter's scripture tote done today as well.


You are still crafting in the middle of a major move!? Ladies, let me introduce you all to Wonder Woman, who posts here using the moniker of OkiMom. ;-)

 

post #198 of 595

 

 

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The movers came Thursday and yesterday we cleaned.. Today we are finishing up with the cleaning and dropping stuff off at my in-laws. I'm hoping to get my daughter's scripture tote done today as well.

bow.gif   Watch as I bow down to your craftiness!!!!!  Seriously, we moves last fall and there wasn't any crafting a month before or like 2 weeks after. 

 

 

 

In updating news, I have finally made my Mother her Multi-Tasker Tote that she wanted for Christmas last year. 

So I am now at 7/52 projects completed for the year! 

And in not so crafty, but cool projecty news...I am working on cooking another baby!  This project should be put in the completed column late September to early October!  So here is hoping it sticks, I have had some that had not.....But this means a TON of baby projects are being added to my list of things to do! 

post #199 of 595

 

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And in not so crafty, but cool projecty news...I am working on cooking another baby!  This project should be put in the completed column late September to early October!  So here is hoping it sticks, I have had some that had not.....But this means a TON of baby projects are being added to my list of things to do! 


Very cool, congratulations! September babies are great. -)

 

post #200 of 595

congrats potatocraft - definitely an awesome "project"!

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