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post #221 of 595
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4/52: Finished DD's three ruffle balls. I took some photos of them hanging from her ceiling, but still can't find the camera cable...

 

5/52: Finished a beige shirt I sewed for DS ages ago. I just had to finish four buttonholes and sew on five buttons. It's a good thing babies' shirts run large - has anyone else noticed this? DS is a large baby, usually way ahead of his clothing sizes, but he's seven months now and still swimming n 3-month-sized shirts. Are incredibly loose, baggy shirts a baby trend of which I am unaware? Do sizes continue to stay ridiculous as kids get older? Will he be wearing 5-year-old-sized shirts at the age of twelve?

 

We don't do much for Valentine's Day here. I was going to go to a restaurant with DH, but he's just started the Atkins diet again so anything foody will be problematic. I'll have to think about this. DD would think it was great fun to make heart-shaped cakes or something, and it'd be nice to include her (in NZ Valentine's Day is mostly between romantic partners, not a friends-and-family thing like it seems to be in the USA)... but then DH wouldn't be able to eat them, and that would be a bit tragic. Hmm. Heart-shaped steaks? :p



 

I hear you.My husband is on the Atkins right now too.He'd probably like heart shaped steaks.Ha!

 

My daughter is the opposite with the clothes.She is 7 and wears a size 10.She's a tall girl.

post #222 of 595

Heart-shaped burgers, without the buns? Or I bet you could cook eggs a bunch of different ways and use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to shape them.

 

I'm making my kids valentines. I did it one year on a whim and DD1 loved it so much it's become a tradition. It'd be fun to do for cousins, too.

 

 

post #223 of 595

I finished another UFO: a XL beach bag for all the kids' sand toys:

e9210d03.jpg

It's so giant, it's almost ridiculous, but this way I will be able to fit all the buckets, shovels, beach umbrella and towels inside and be able to have both hands free for holding the kids' hands on the way down to the sand.

post #224 of 595

I think we need to make this thread like Survivor or something. Maybe if I feel threatened about getting kicked off the island, it would motivate me to do some of my giant, psychotic list. What is wrong with me?

post #225 of 595
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AfricanQueen, Congratulations! My middle was born while I was sitting on the bathroom toilet. My hubby was a little freaked out about it as well. When my youngest was born he was very adamant about going to the hospital the second I knew I was in labor and good thing I did. He was born in a triage room because there wasn't time to go to the actually delivery room.

 

Wow, everyone has been so productive! I finished my daughter's birthday dress and that is all. She was really happy with it and I'm glad. I ended up redoing the pattern to suit myself since I accidentally didn't cut all the pieces out and didn't have the material to cut the pieces I did need. I actually like it better that way so when I finish the other two dresses I'm using that pattern for Ill do the same thing.

 

We ended up staying in Florida longer than we had planned so we are just leaving today. I'm going to knit while my husband drives, its 15 hours so I hope to finish:

- a beanie Im test knitting

- a giraffe for my youngest son's birthday.

- add buttons to my son's birthday shirt

 

If I get those two done then Ill work on the monster rattle for my son's birthday and if I still have time the dragon. These last two were suppose to be Christmas presents but I never got them done.

post #226 of 595

16/52

The kids and I made a Pintrest project.  I bought 2 canvases at Hoblob for 4.80 and used 4 packs of stashed crayons and we got out the glue gun and hair drier and had a great time!  Very simple and fun too!  We are embellishing a little with glitter glue.

 

I need motivation I think.  And I lost a new pack of sewing machine needles.  Where are they at?  No one can tell.  I did start a cute knitted purse for my grandma- I  should try to get that finished up...  But I am going to have to finish it out of my stash- and that just isn't as much fun as buying the right yarn for the job ya know?

 

And I am going to make a nursing cover and finally decided how I want to do it.  I think they are dumb but I still kind of want/need it for church.  I hate having to go to the nursery (which I don't always do since we are usually late and in the back row anyway)...  So maybe I can get those two things done today.

 

Oh and I started a mobile for the new baby.  Lampshade and crayons ironed in waxed paper.  We will see.  I need to find some fishing line to sting a bunch of beads on.  I want it sparkly.  And I kind of want to repaint the nursery.  What I thought would be cute is very institutional looking and I hate it.

post #227 of 595

LMAO  We'll have a tribal council at the end of the month.

 

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I think we need to make this thread like Survivor or something. Maybe if I feel threatened about getting kicked off the island, it would motivate me to do some of my giant, psychotic list. What is wrong with me?


Hey, question about the rules:  I know it's pretty loose and open to interpretation, but what happens if you do a project that is not on the list?  Like for example last week, I made a smock out of a sheet for when I cut DH and DS's hair instead of working on a project from the list.  Does this mean I add to the project number or just ignore the project since it is not part of the 52 project challenge?  Like, my total is 4/48, but would it now be 4/49? or 5/49?

 

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My son's preschool class did the same project and it turned out fantastic!  Post pics of yours with the embellishments!

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16/52

The kids and I made a Pintrest project.  I bought 2 canvases at Hoblob for 4.80 and used 4 packs of stashed crayons and we got out the glue gun and hair drier and had a great time!  Very simple and fun too!  We are embellishing a little with glitter glue.



 

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LMAO  We'll have a tribal council at the end of the month.


Hey, question about the rules:  I know it's pretty loose and open to interpretation, but what happens if you do a project that is not on the list?  Like for example last week, I made a smock out of a sheet for when I cut DH and DS's hair instead of working on a project from the list.  Does this mean I add to the project number or just ignore the project since it is not part of the 52 project challenge?  Like, my total is 4/48, but would it now be 4/49? or 5/49?


I think you have to give yourself a point on each side - so you end up breaking even - got something done, but added to the list too. But this is my first year doing this, and I think everyone kind of counts their totals a little differently... let's see what others have to say! :-)

 

post #230 of 595
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I finished another UFO: a XL beach bag for all the kids' sand toys:

e9210d03.jpg

It's so giant, it's almost ridiculous, but this way I will be able to fit all the buckets, shovels, beach umbrella and towels inside and be able to have both hands free for holding the kids' hands on the way down to the sand.



Awesome!I want to make a giant one too.I keep thinking I'm being ridiculous but seeing yours changes my mind.

 

post #231 of 595
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Personally I only add a demerit if I BUY something.. If I do a project not on the list I count it towards projects done. My list is REALLY lose, I don't plan on finishing everything and I know Ill add thing not on the list. For example, I just found out my oldest went through a growth spurt and needs new dresses. Buying her clothing is hard (tall and skinny, off the rack clothing usually fits horribly) so I need to make her a few dresses. My son outgrew most of his church clothing so I need to knit him a vest or two for church, again not on the list but needs to get done. I don't count those against me because even though they aren't on the list they are needed and accomplishes something.. Now, if I went to the fabric store today and on impulse bought 5 different fabrics Id count 5 demerits for those since I bought the fabric without a needed project in mind.

 

We are in North Carolina now!! I didn't get anything done on the drive though since I ended up driving a lot of the way. At least we got here and the drive was pretty uneventful.

post #232 of 595

I have to warn you, it looks pretty ridiculous empty!  LOL  Once it's all filled up with the beach stuff, it really makes sense though.  I'm glad I made it, it made going to the beach so much easier yesterday.  I think I want to add a little zippered pocket inside so that I can put my keys and cell phone inside instead of keeping them in my pocket.
 

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Awesome!I want to make a giant one too.I keep thinking I'm being ridiculous but seeing yours changes my mind.

 



 

post #233 of 595

I wouldn't add a project at the end!  I would keep on crossing them off on the front side!  So I vote 5/48!  For me this is about not buying anything unnecessary and keeping the crafting juices flowing...  I completely forgot about my original list.  I probably haven't kept at that at all!   I didn't do anything yesterday crafty other than hang DD's crayon picture.  I made butter instead.  Which isn't a craft project obviously.  Oh and delivered our tax stuff to our accountant.  So that is a big yay!  but also not a project.  

 

I love the jumbo beach bag- but I question whether or not it is bigger than my new diaper bag.... Perhaps a tie.  I think I will look ridiculous....  Oh well.  Let them with 5 children 6 and under be the judge of that :)  

 

As soon as my double batch of chocolate chip cookies are out of the oven I am going to make that darn nursing cover.  And try to figure out what on earth I want to do about diapers for DS3.  They just don't last forever....

post #234 of 595

iowaorganic - love your attitude!  5/48 sounds much better - plus I have a lot of projects on my list that are not craft projects, but I really wanted to add them as they were hanging over my head!  It felt good to finish the beach bag, I have been thinking about making it for months every time I take the kids to the beach.  I used some old ikea fabric I bought ages ago for the body of the bag and some scraps for the straps.

LOL about your diaper bag, hey whatever works! :) 

About your diaper situation, I've made quite a few pocket diapers but I found a company a couple years ago that makes diapers that are Bumgenius style for only $6.  Super cheap!  They are called Kawaii diapers.  There is something so satisfying though about making diapers out of old tshirts and towels and knowing they cost $0.  I made some cute ones when my son was a baby out of my husband's old polo shirts.  They had the little polo logo on the side, too cute.

post #235 of 595
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The diaper bag I carry is advertised as "a great bag for a weekend trip" and I carry it daily. After I toss in the diapers, wipes and clothing for the baby, a couple bottles of water for the girls, some small coloring books/crayons (just in case of long waits), a change of undies for my 3 year old (potty trained but still has accidents), a book for me, a pad of paper and a pen and hopefully remember my cell phone the bag is pretty full. I think if I had 5 children Id probably need to start using my husband's pack (totally kidding but it would be amusing).

 

House hunting tomorrow and Im going to work on the test knit Im doing. Also its my baby's 1st birthday!!

post #236 of 595

heather- 

happy birthday to the babe

good luck house hunting

to the pp who wondered how to 'count' projects... just count completed items...cuz you if are not going to take credit for it I WILL.  lol.

 

nothing craft wise is getting done over here.. but I have been on a bit of a reading streak so all is not lost.  I've been subbing and looking for a 'real' job as well.  Did the taxes, just need to recheck before I hit submit.  but no crafts are being done.

 

my shift key is not working.. sorry.

post #237 of 595

i haven't completed anything yet redface.gif.  I wanted to add a project to my list, a big picnic quilt.  Can't make it today or start anything until I finish my cord quilt- actually it will be Dylan Archer's quilt, my third son!  And I want to get it done, but I am really thinking garden and outdoors this weekend and next week ;)

 

 It's a challenge, not a competition!  Lots of ladies will not make it to 52 and that's okay.  And it looks like some of you (rere, iowaorganic) lol will be over 52 by summer!  But we are all as welcome on this thread; nobody is getting kicked off of our crafty island in this thread!  That's my vote, anyway, as I only have 2 completed by now, I can't believe that!  I WILL make it to 52, though, no worries! ;)  I'm just thinking of the total of projects that will get done on this thread, and rooting for the highest number we can make, even if we don't tally a grand total.

 

I need to get caught up on my points this month, though!  I want to start the picnic quilt next.  I hope you all enjoy your weekends and have a nice next week, too!

post #238 of 595

ok.  so student teaching is taking more out of me than I thought!  First post in a long time.  I finished a hat for me (well I need to weave in the ends), a cowl for ds (need to weave in ends, this might end up being for me/extra because it is kinda big) those were my two completed subway projects.  I need to cast on for a new subway project by monday.

 

I made over 100 heart shaped crayons! I'm almost finished bookmarks for my students to go with their crayons.  I made two lego rings, 4 lego hair clips, an owl ring and a cameo ring.  So I'm counting myself at

42/52.  I'll count the bookmarks when they are finished (hopefully tonight).

 

I have several other things I'd like to add this weekend, but I doubt I'll get to them.  

 

What I need are small knitting projects for the subway that don't take too much thought!

post #239 of 595
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Ive decided to dedicate February to finishing up some UFOs I have sitting around the room. Things I want to at least work on, if not finish:

- the sweater Ive been working on since November

- coffee cozy I started for hubby before he came home

- giraffe shirt for my son

- dresses for me and the girls I started last month

- barn purse for my daughter

- puppy for my daughter

 

There are more but Ill start with those. I really need to stop starting projects when Im not done with the stuff I have already started. Nothing gets done that way.

post #240 of 595

Well, with this bit of morning sickness kind of kicking my butt, I have not really finished anything else.  So I am still at 7/52 projects completed.  But  I started taking some B6 the other day and took 1/2 a unisom tonight so we will see if that makes me feel any better....it certainly made me hungry. 

 

I love the beach tote a few posts up.  The fabric is just perfect!  I really want some. 

 

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