Wednesday, February 28, 2018

WIP Wednesday - And So Ends Another Month

Bring it on, March!  I'm ready to bust through the next month and stay on track...I hope!  I feel really blessed that I'm getting in repeat orders and new orders, just need to make sure I don't overbook myself!  Fortunately most of the recent orders have been for 'quick' and small projects, but those are the ones I procrastinate on thinking they won't take long to finish!
Now available on Etsy!  You can even custom order your favorite characters!

Of course, I have to throw in extra random stuff to keep life hectic, so I decided to try some new key chains last night.  I want to make them ALL! This fabric has just about every Disney character you can think of, and they are so adorable!  I had to cut into the fabric for an order earlier this week, but before I did that, I made a prototype! 
Test version - actually really cute but was too small so good thing I tried it!
Usually I jump in head first, but after the debacle last weekend with the boxy pouch, I've learned to test free online tutorials first!  I was pretty confident it would work out, so I used some 'mostly good but not rare' fabric.  The customer ended up wanting to add on some height, and I definitely needed some practice with my piping, so it was a good I have a cute little not perfect pouch that needs a new home!  I bet it would be great for walking the dog since it can go around my waist....hmm... 
So much pretty fabric!
I should have pictures soon of the finished pouch, it's not super exciting but it is super cute!

Current Projects and Orders:

  • Harry Potter Sydney - Done and mailed
  • Jelly Pens small bag Done, now to add on a keychain and mail!
  • Add Strap to Starlet clutch 
  • Sydney with Castles and Disney 
  • Micky Mouse Brandt's Boulevard and Get Carded wallet
  • Hello Kitty Crayon rolls and pouches
  • Connie's wristlets and NCW
  • Emma purses in Kitty Fabric
  • Another LOTR Ramona
  • Pattern testing
  • French Terry PJ pants for one kid (and me)
  • raglan style shirt for me with hood and fun fabric

Current Embroidery Projects:

  • Need to stitch up some sample bunny and bear stuffies using my awesome minky! - Just got some Toki style minky that is begging to become something!
  • More applique key chains!  I have some fun 80's and 90's fabric, plus other small prints!

Current Crochet Projects:

  • Scrap buster C2C using random odds and ends...Finally started a 3rd skein!  I need to decide how wide I want this one....
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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