Wednesday, December 6, 2017

WIP Wednesday - Singlehandedly Keeping Coffee In Business

I'm sure I'm not the only crafter/sewologist/hooker/knitter/etc going full tilt and skipping out on sleep (I'll sleep in January).  Someday I'll be better at planning and setting realistic deadlines, but for now, the rush of last minute crafting is part of the fun!  Or, I could be at the stage of sleep deprivation where I'm loopy...although that usually that hits me at 4 am and I haven't stayed up that late, yet.
It really is crooked, the way it's laying on the machine makes it look straighter!
That little angry face was me last night...
One drawback of working into the wee hours of the night is the increase in time I spend with the seam ripper.  I never did find Jack, even after the move, but his replacement, Jack Jr. has been picking up the slack.  And I did go buy another one just in case junior wanders off as well... he's narrowly missed impaling my foot a few times when he made a run for it off the edge of the table...someone needs to invent a seam ripper with a flat side so it doesn't roll everywhere, but is still ergonomic/comfortable to hold...  I'm about to attack mine with a Dremel and mod it myself.
Iridescent unicorn hat is kind of awesome.
This has apparently been a hat week...I finished up the embroidered unicorn hat and then Patterns For Pirates released a Christmas freebie.  It's a 4 in 1 hat, goes from hat to cowl to headband to messy bun hat!  I cut into my pretty rainbow sparkle cotton lycra fabric to try it out.  On me, the headband is too tight, but the hat and messy bun one fit great.  Cowl is a bit snug, but would be warm!  My youngest claimed it already and once we practiced a few times, she can now turn it from hat to headband like a pro!  She's been wearing it around her neck at home and in school even though she claims she's 'not cold'. (she also was wearing her pants rolled up to capri length this morning because she was 'hot' even though it was only 19 degrees outside...)

Headband style...but the busy pattern makes it look like a pile of fabric.  At least it's pretty!
I just need to get my orders all finished up so I can make a ton of the new hats!  I'm trying to decide which fabric I want for mine...I might try some super soft minky and see how that turns out!

Current Projects:

  • Nightmare Sydney Messenger Bag - 60% finished, busting it out tonight!
  • Marauder's Map NCW -Will ship with the Nightmare bag, so need to get this done asap!
  • Minky Blankets, orders for Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Disney sayings
  • Reading Pillows, Harry Potter and Star Wars
  • Another Funny Faces wallet
  • Carrier's Conquest Floral Wars
  • French Terry PJ pants for my kids (and me)
  • raglan style shirt for me with Christmas fabric

Current Embroidery Projects:

  • Unicorn peeker hat
  • Kitty cat hooded towel
  • Etsy orders (happy we are getting orders, but somehow all the orders are things we are out of...)
  • Ornaments - Cut out Doctor Who ones, add ribbon
  • personalized ornament

Current Crochet Projects:

  • Crochet hat for last one got accidentally felted Just needs a button sewn on, but it works great so far without the button!
  • Started a dragon scarf with one of my Black Friday sale buys...
  • Cotton coffee cup cozies - weave in ends, 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
  • Several random crochet hats that need ends woven in/buttons attached
  • 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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