Wednesday, December 27, 2017

WIP Wednesday - Last One of 2017!

Anyone ready for a new year?  I still have stuff I'm finishing up from several years ago, but new year means new lists...maybe some good crafting resolutions, like using up my stash or de-stashing things I no longer love... Hmm, too bad I love it all!
Thneed in hat form
Thneed as a cowl/headband

One of my new favorite things to make is the Thneed (ok, it's actually called something else, but it's super useful and everyone needs one!)  I can't stop making them, so it's a good thing I'm getting orders for them and my friends seem to love them!
More Thneeds, in adult (top) and kid sizes (bottom)
I'm finally getting my crafting and sewing mojo back.  I enjoyed reading books and not touching anything crafty for a few days but I started going through withdrawal yesterday and had to start new projects...which means that I might actually get the teacher gifts done by the time they go back next week and the pattern testing finished before the pattern is released (Jan 1!!  Make sure you have your Bag of the Month subscription!)
I've always wanted a Furls hook, this is the streamlined one and it feels like crocheting with butter, but less sticky.
One of my Christmas presents that my husband didn't know he bought me was some of the streamlined Furls hooks.  I only learned about them recently, they are carved wooden crochet hooks, and are so pretty!  They were on sale and the lower end of their products, but someday I'll own the ones that cost $100+...maybe.  I have a feeling I'd be afraid to use them!

Current Projects:

  • French Terry PJ pants for one kid (and me)
  • Nightgown for kid - done! Need to figure out how to smooth out the seam, it turned out cute but the gathered seam is annoying...
  • raglan style shirt for me with Christmas fabric
  • Teacher gifts - 3 hats requested, started the first one and have yarn for all 3
  • Pattern test - Started, have just a few more days to finish if I want to share on release day!
Sneak peek of the fabric being used for the next pattern testing!

Current Embroidery Projects:

  • Hello Kitty hooded towel
  • Sailor Moon keychains

 January Orders:

  • Potter purse
  • 2 more Hogwarts clutches
  • Harry Potter embroidered reading pillow

Current Crochet Projects:

  • Started a dragon scarf with one of my Black Friday sale buys...
  • Cotton coffee cup cozies - add buttons and felties, keep making more...
  • WeeBee baby doll  - Just needs some face details, and maybe a swimsuit to wear when she's not in her tail...bikini sort of works...made up my own pattern and it's interesting...
  • Chunky Unicorn Blanket - almost finished up to the hood, then just ears, horn, and fringe!
  • C2C (corner to corner) baby doll blanket crochet with some random scarfie yarn - Need to figure out what hook I was using...
  • Mermaid tail towel, 2 skeins of yarn into this, I must be doing something wrong because it's not THAT big yet and I only have 2 or 3 more skeins to go.

Next Projects: (orders and using up fabric)

  • crayon rolls - Finish up and list on Etsy
  • Swoon Sydney messenger bags for birthday presents (from April and May...)
  •  Request for a 'small purse' for my youngest who has outgrown her Frozen Serendipity Hip...time to find it a new home!
  • Finish clematis that were cut at the same time as the swap one (3)
  • Storm Trooper shirt for me (super cute pattern, hopefully doesn't emphasize my 'mom bod')
  • Handkerchief Purse
  • Bag of the Month - almost time for the next one!
  • custom knit leggings - Harry Potter marauder's map, maybe some 'exercise' ones?  
  • Tote bags using my coffee panels - India Swoon Pattern?
  • Baby quilt - Jungle Path pattern
  • Ruched Shirt
  • Baby mermaid gown - Found the fabric!  Maybe I'll just make one for fun since the Niece is already past the newborn size...
  • snuggle/lap quilts using reading quotes and flannel backs

UFO list:  

Fast finishes (hopefully)

  • Crayon Rolls - precut and ready to be sewn
  • Buttons on cowls
  • Replace stripped screws on Alice in Wonderland Daryl's Drive fixed one, need to get more screws because they are disappearing...
  • Embroidered Fox pillow cover - just needs the back cut and sewn!

 Ready to go, but will take a bit more effort projects:

  • Doctor Who Pick a Pocket - Now that I've made several of these, I should be able to finish this one quickly, if I ever pull it out
  • Goldfish Lovey - fish is made, bowl is mostly made, needs put together
  • Dragon Lovey - pieces and the blanket done
  • Wisteria Wallets - 2 cut and ready to be assembled 
  • Bella II in Tula Pink Foxfield - outside is done, inside is cut and waiting for me to finish
  • Sea turtle crochet lovey
  • Crochet Worgen 
  • Alice in Wonderland Bonnie 
  • Tulip pouches - have some cut out (pattern)
  • Crochet Giraffe photographer  

Want to make - list:

  • Hobbit Bibs
  • Legendary Quilt pattern pillow
  • Pokemon quilts with custom fabric
  • Shirts for myself using the custom knit (Harry Potter Ugly sweater fabric)
  • Shirts/pants/leggings for my kids with the custom knits
  • MORE Purses with the custom knits
  • Embroidered kitchen towels
  • Peeker hooded towels  
  • Giant vintage star quilts - Star Wars and Princesses
  • zip around crayon rolls

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