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2014 Project challenge 52 weeks 52 projects - Page 4

post #61 of 177
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1. ruffle scarf (made from the most horrible scratchy yarn ever - but that is what the  reciepitent chose

2. shawl (MINE!)  monets garden shawl

3.queen annes lace scarf (stash)

4. bucket hat (stash)

5. Ribbon Candy Shawl/Scarf (mine)

6. Shawl - covered in lettuce (mine)

7. Purple cape/poncho (gift)

8. rainbow cape/poncho (abby)

9. Purple pinafor (gift)

10.

post #62 of 177
Oh my I wish I could find more time to work on projects! It seems like everyday something happens
post #63 of 177
On my twitter account I saw this announcement Spoonflower: Head over to the Spoonflower site right now to get a free swatch of Silky Faille! http://t.co/yAUt1NRC8s

Spoonflower lets you upload your own design for fabric or pick from other independent designers. I ordered a cool lilac fabric swatch. Ends Friday at noon.
post #64 of 177
Finally some finishes! 3/52

DD1's backpack and two patchwork cushions which weren't on my list but we have been invited to two birthday parties this weekend so I needed two toddler boy presents in a hurry.
post #65 of 177
And the backpack

post #66 of 177
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On my twitter account I saw this announcement Spoonflower: Head over to the Spoonflower site right now to get a free swatch of Silky Faille! http://t.co/yAUt1NRC8s

Spoonflower lets you upload your own design for fabric or pick from other independent designers. I ordered a cool lilac fabric swatch. Ends Friday at noon.

I dont use fabric but was able to order for myself and a cople friends... thanks so much

post #67 of 177

I got a spoonflower swatch today as well.  I have been meaning to make some of my own designs forever, and if I could have spent all day today learning how to use Illustrator and making one I would have.  Oh well, I got some pretty cherry blossom fabric.  Maybe I'll design my own later this year :)

post #68 of 177
Glad some of you got some cool fabric either for you or a friend. Now to think of what to create with it
post #69 of 177

Thanks, Lilac! I ordered a cute whale print from Spoonflower. Love their fabrics!!! It's a small piece of fabric, so I'm going to use it to put on the front of my brand-new, re-used, hand-made baby k'tan!!!

 

Project 2/52: Turned my sleepy wrap into a baby k'tan; my wrap wasn't getting any use, so I decided to turn it into a baby k'tan. I originally paid 30$ for the wrap (I got it second-hand), and the k'tans are 70$ here, so I decided that I probably had more than enough fabric to do my project and I was right!!! I love, love, love my new carrier!!! Pic to follow...I haven't put the finishing touches on it, but I wore it out and about today, and it was a big hit with DS. He screams less at home too!!!



ETA pic:


Edited by Lidamama84 - 1/27/14 at 3:40pm
post #70 of 177
Oh, sweet pic, Lidamama!

4/52 - sheet for kindy stretcher and tote bag to pack it in.

I had bought one (the committee sell them as a fundraiser) but it is made of a horrible nylon fabric and I didn't want DD1 to have to sleep on it, especially in hot weather. So I quickly made her one from an old doona cover which had some stains but plenty of useable fabric. I made the tote bag out of the same fabric as the backpack.

The shorts I did were not a great success. I love the style but they're too small. I think my printer did something to the pattern. Anyway, I have enlarged it by hand and cut out a new pair. Will sew them up tonight and tomorrow, all going well.

DD1 had her first day of kindy today and did really well. Yay!
Edited by katelove - 1/28/14 at 5:02am
post #71 of 177
Lida, love your carrier.

Kate, glad your daughter had a good first day of school. Way to go on the better sheet and pack for it.

Yesterday my boys slept long enough yo let me make chocolate chocolate chip muffins. Yummy! Item number 1!
post #72 of 177
Thanks Lilac :-) Glad you're little ones gave you some baking time. I'm impressed that you can do anything with tiny twins to look after.

5/52 - I turned the failed shorts into a pair of wide-legged trousers for the rag dolls. They look slightly odd but I actually quite like them lol.gif
post #73 of 177

Wow, I really need to get started! Everyone is making such lovely things and yay for new babies! :joy

post #74 of 177
Project 3/52: organize my tupperware!

4/52: master crocheting in a circle. Been working on this one for quite a while now... redface.gif

Oh, I'm in the market for a new sewing machine...I'm a little more than a beginner, but I'd like something that I can grow into....does anyone have any recommendations?
Edited by Lidamama84 - 1/28/14 at 4:49pm
post #75 of 177
Lida, I have found crocheting in a circle easier than straight. My items don't get the jagged edge thatsi can't seem to make straight.

My next sewing machine will be a Janome. I like how they work but havenwt saved up the money for one yet.

Katelove, right now I have 4 laundry baskets that are 2 bushels each staring at me. I try to get 2 things done each day-wash cloth diapers and laundry and one other thing. So far cooking has been the only other thing I have gotten done.

Today is national chocolate cake day! I am going to make chocolate cup cakes.
post #76 of 177
Oh, project number 2: cell phone stand to hold my phone while I nurse. I took an empty tissue box, made a slit in the bottom, inserted several index cards to form a shelf to hold the cell phone at an angle on top of my breastfeeding pillow. Now I can read and reply with both hands but not stress out my right hand from holding the phone. Score.
post #77 of 177
Lilac - that sounds like a good system.

I have a Janome sewing machine, which I bought in 1996. It is fairly basic but, obviously, a work horse :-) It hasn't been in continuous use since I bought it. It had a number of years in storage for various reasons. And, just in the last month, it has started to run very slowly when it gets hot. I'm planning to take it in to get looked at as soon as I have a week where I won't have time to see much :-)
post #78 of 177

I bought my "New Home" sewing machine when I graduated from high school with the money I got from graduation gifts. That was 1994. I guess my machine is nearly 20 years old. It is all mechanical though, not all the electronic gizmos that are on the new ones.  I do want to save toward a new Janome though because I have seen them in action and like them.  I guess all machines at some point "need a tune up" right?  Mine is certainly due for one.

 

Project 3: Vegetarian meatloaf recipe

 

So I had seen several different recipes for "meatloaf" but wanted to make something different.  I had made home made gluten steaks the other day but they didn't have enough broth to make them taste yummy all by themselves so this is what I did.

 

I ground about 5 gluten steaks with about 1/2 cup broth and 1/2 vegetable oil.  I then added, 1 cup diced carrots, 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, 1 diced onion (way too much onion once I stirred it though), and 2 cups of italian style bread crumbs and 3 eggs.  I stirred it up and it is baking as we speak. I hope it tastes good.

 

Dear husband had been reminscing about the yummy from scratch food his mom would make when he was a bachelor in Ontario so I have been trying to make some special from scratch things that aren't "his mother's cooking".

post #79 of 177

Made a new sweater for my 1 yo

 

The sleeves are cuffed back, and the body has plenty of growing room too, I'm hoping it will still fit next fall.

 

6/52

post #80 of 177
Angelorum, that 's a beautiful sweater! And a cute little guy inside too smile.gif i wish I could knit /crochet clothing...it takes me months just to ake a scarf...I either get bored or sore hands or interrupted by children, housework, etc.

Lilac, thanks, I will look at the Janomes. I was looking at a singer on amazon, it had a zipper foot, could do big projects like quilts, etc. my machine is a basic Kenmore, noextra feet, does about 12 stiches, and I got it as a christmas present when I was 12, so in 1996. It jams if the fabric is too thick, too stretchy, too thin...I jams even if the fabric is just right...I spend more time fixing it during a project than it takes me to sew something...
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