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I need an accountability thread! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Let's post our lists, and check them off as we finish.<br><br>
Here's what I need to do:<br><br><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">*hem and iron A's dress</span><br><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">*embroider L's stocking</span><br><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">*make A's wool felt crown</span><br><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">*make ribbon wands for A & L</span><br>
*make felt food for A & L<br><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">*make a recycled sweater diaper cover for L</span><br><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">*cover barrettes in wool felt for A</span><br><span style="color:#C0C0C0;">*make mitts for A out of leftover sweater</span><br>
*wrapping all that and more!<br><br>
Okay, that's it for now...if I get a reasonable amount of that done I'm sure I'll think up some more.
 

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Mine is a little short but a bit of a challenge. I was going to make a doll for DD, but instead she wants to fix up this hand-me-down doll I've had since I was little (it was handmade, probably in the late 1970's). It needs a new outfit (or at least the bloomers mended, but I'd like to make it a new outfit), and she wants a basket for it, so I was thinking a basket cover to match the outfit. Also it needs a new eye, but all that'll take is some blackfelt and a little glue. It could probably use new hair, too (it's just got little bangs and a bonnet).<br><br>
The challenge is that it's a rather oddly proportioned doll, and I have no idea how to figure out what sort of doll dress pattern would actually fit it.
 

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I am taking heart in the fact that it is only Dec 3rd.<br><br>
~make homemade embossed Christmas cards -- <b>DONE</b> thank goodness<br>
~finish felted crown for ds -- <b>DONE</b><br>
~knit slippers for ds <b>DONE</b><br>
~scarf for niece<br>
~finish earflaps on hat for niece -- <b>DONE</b> (but don't like my finished product, so not really done)<br>
~finish playfood for some friends<br>
~crayon muffins <b>DONE</b><br>
~felted bowls <b>DONE</b><br>
~start a bunch of dishcloths and washcloths for friends <b>*DONE*</b><br><br>
~put tree up and make decorations -<b>DONE</b><br><br>
I think that's it.<br><br>
boogiemonster -- are you doing the LTK crown? I am in red and yellow. I have never felted before and I didn't have fabulous luck felting the swatch. I don't know how it's going to turn out. Let me know how yours is.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">boogiemonster -- are you doing the LTK crown? I am in red and yellow. I have never felted before and I didn't have fabulous luck felting the swatch. I don't know how it's going to turn out. Let me know how yours is.</div>
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I sewed it out of wool felt. It's red and yellow too! I can post pics later if I can clear some space on my memory card.<br><br>
I have felted bags and mittens in the past, though. How did you felt your swatch? Maybe I can help you troubleshoot.
 

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Playsilks for DD.- Finished the square ones, still need to do the long rainbow ones.<br>
More felt food for DD.<br>
Purses for sister and sil.- Found pattern and bought fabric for one.<br>
Felted soap for sister/sil.<br>
Handprint kitchen towels for MIL.<br><br>
Lots of cooking to do, too!<br><br>
Is everyone going to post pictures when finished? Please <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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Knitted hat for niece<br>
Knitted hat for another niece<br>
Two purses for nieces<br>
Bean bags for niece and son<br>
Felt food for niece and son<br>
Knitted coasters for gparents in law<br>
Knitted dish cloths and potholders for MIL<br>
Knitted hat for dh<br>
Knitted hat for son<br>
Waldorf doll for son<br>
Rice bags and sleeves (all bags are sewn minus channels and rice) and half the sleeves are done<br>
Pants for son and niece<br>
Babylegs for son and niece<br>
Mittens for son and niece<br><br>
Will I get it all done? Probably not, lol. I've finished a few things and have a million things start. Oy.
 

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I am a rookie and hand making stuff, so I am feeling the crunch now, even though I have over two weeks.<br><br>
-Finish Waldorf doll for friend <b>(Finished except clothes, which I'll do after holidays)</b><br>
-Start Waldorf doll for DD <b>(Haven't even gathered the materials!)</b><br>
-Make soakers from recycled sweaters <b>(2 done)</b><br>
-Make felt food <b>(2 pieces done, SO many more to go!)</b><br>
-Design and sew guitar strap embellishment for DH <b>(This will have to wait till after holidays)</b><br>
-Paint a canvas with DH to give to SIL <b>(Haven't even unwrapped the canvas!)</b><br><br>
I have no idea how I'm going to finish all this when my only work time is during DD's nap. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Playsilks for DD.<br>
More felt food for DD.<br>
Purses for sister and sil.<br>
Felted soap for sister/sil.<br>
Handprint kitchen towels for MIL.<br><br>
Lots of cooking to do, too!<br><br>
Is everyone going to post pictures when finished? Please <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:</div>
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I wanna see handprint kitchen towels (with instructions) pretty please! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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Ooooh! Another request for handprint towel instructions here. I need one more small gift for my MIL and she would adore something like that!<br><br>
I keep a to-do Christmas list on my blog. So far I've gotten 4 1/2 out of 14 things done. Eeek! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yikes">:
 

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I don't have instructions anywhere <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br>
I saw <a href="http://http//wildonionstudio.wordpress.com/2007/10/10/comfort-quilts/" target="_blank">these quilts</a> and thought I would just do something similar on dish towels. I'll post pictures when I get around to making them- probably not until the weekend<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I sewed it out of wool felt. It's red and yellow too! I can post pics later if I can clear some space on my memory card.<br><br>
I have felted bags and mittens in the past, though. How did you felt your swatch? Maybe I can help you troubleshoot.</div>
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I put the swatch through at least three times, and it still didn't completely felt. It just got really fuzzy, but the stitches were still showing. I finally decided I was wasting too much water and just decided to start making the crown.<br><br>
I felted in on hot cycle, cold rinse, with a pair of jeans. I did use regular detergent, and then read somewhere that it's best to use dish detergent. Any tips you might have would be greatly appreciated.<br><br>
Thanks!
 

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I took the Handmade christmas pledge, so I am really getting into it this year. In the past I made bath salts and scrubs. This year I still have to:<br>
Embroider the last apron<br>
make 2 more no-sew tutus<br>
make one more star wand<br>
bake 3 gingerbread houses for Saturday<br>
wrap up my white elephant gift for family christmas party<br><br>
I would love to see everyone's finished projects!
 

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<b>Done:</b><br><br>
2 robots<br>
4 maze books<br>
12 bean bags<br>
5 musical wands<br>
10 lacing cards<br>
20 mini books<br>
3 picture frames<br>
4 magnetic tic tac toe<br>
1 doll sling<br>
1 art work tray<br>
5 bath salt jars<br>
8 appliquéd tote bags<br>
1 hot pack<br><br><b>TO DO:</b><br>
2 spacedolls<br>
2 hot packs<br>
3 appliquéd pillows<br>
almost finished with 3 felt crowns<br>
wooden doll tree house<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:: dizzy:<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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oh and there are pics of most of my stuff in my blog.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I put the swatch through at least three times, and it still didn't completely felt. It just got really fuzzy, but the stitches were still showing. I finally decided I was wasting too much water and just decided to start making the crown.<br><br>
I felted in on hot cycle, cold rinse, with a pair of jeans. I did use regular detergent, and then read somewhere that it's best to use dish detergent. Any tips you might have would be greatly appreciated.<br><br>
Thanks!</div>
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Hmm...sounds like you did everything right to me. You used 100% wool? My only other suggestion would be to stop the washer before it gets to the rinse cycle and run it through the hot wash again immediately. Maybe that's what you did, though...<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I took the Handmade christmas pledge, so I am really getting into it this year. In the past I made bath salts and scrubs. This year I still have to:<br>
Embroider the last apron<br>
make 2 more no-sew tutus<br>
make one more star wand<br>
bake 3 gingerbread houses for Saturday<br>
wrap up my white elephant gift for family christmas party<br><br>
I would love to see everyone's finished projects!</div>
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I love the idea of a handmade Christmas. I've been making most of my gifts since my broke university student days. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I'd love to find out more about the no-sew tutu. My DD would really dig something like that.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><b>Done:</b><br><br>
2 robots<br>
4 maze books<br>
12 bean bags<br>
5 musical wands<br>
10 lacing cards<br>
20 mini books<br>
3 picture frames<br>
4 magnetic tic tac toe<br>
1 doll sling<br>
1 art work tray<br>
5 bath salt jars<br>
8 appliquéd tote bags<br>
1 hot pack<br><br><b>TO DO:</b><br>
2 spacedolls<br>
2 hot packs<br>
3 appliquéd pillows<br>
almost finished with 3 felt crowns<br>
wooden doll tree house<br></div>
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How did you do the bean bags? Are they little ones, or chair-sized? We want a bean bag for Noli to sit on, but I'm wary of buying one filled with Styrofoam.
 

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Ok, I'm at 5 projects out of 14 down now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: I just finished a crocheted birdie set for ds2 last night (you can see it in my blog). I should be able to get another 2 out of the way by the end of the weekend - I hope!!<br><br>
granolapunk, I've been meaning to tell you that I visited your blog - I really liked it! (actually, I need to go back and see your latest projects!) I was going to leave a comment for you, but you're set so that comments can only be left by people with a google account.
 

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I was just trying to get my list in order. Maybe this will give me the motivation to actually <i>do</i> them!<br><br>
Tu-tus (3)<br>
Fairy wands with ribbons and bells (4)<br>
Tiaras (4)- with no idea how to do them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br>
6 reusable grocery bags (and more if I get anymore heavy duty strap fabric)<br>
Stocking stuffers for dd stocking<br>
And a few things from a Readymade book for my brother:<br>
Pillowcase magazine holder thing<br>
FedEx tube cd holder (without the fed ex tube, using cardboard)<br>
Waterbottle herb garden<br>
Hardback book photo frame<br><br>
Ugh, and 80 loaves of dessert bread <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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Granola Punk -- love the robots on your blog.<br><br>
I am trying not to notice that I have crossed nothing off my to-do list. The good news is, i won't see my niece until after Christmas, so I have some wiggle room.
 

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I confess I'm following this thread for future ideas <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
but I do have somethings to contribute for others like me!<br><br>
Oh so easy No sew tutu instructions:<br><a href="http://www.gophotography.com/tutu/" target="_blank">http://www.gophotography.com/tutu/</a><br><br>
Handprint towel instructions:<br><a href="http://familyfun.go.com/arts-and-crafts/season/feature/famf117gift/famf117gift9.html" target="_blank">http://familyfun.go.com/arts-and-cra...f117gift9.html</a>
 
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