Crafters Challenge January 7-January 13th, 2017

Discussion in 'Crafters Challenges' started by Lana, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    Howdy Friends!!!!

    WOW! A lot of you really are moving with the new year! Crafting and decluttering!

    I am still running wild. Great Aunt in hospital. Call in Wed. took her and she is still there. So been coming home from work leaving for there and home to bed. Dishes finally about 9:30 last night and doing some laundry.

    I need to patch a pair of shorts for nephew so his dad can take to Texas to him this month.

    What is on your agenda?

    Happy Crafting week!!!!
  2. DahliaDoll

    DahliaDoll Well-Known Member


    Lana ~ It sounds like you have your hands full with elder care for a while. How old is your Great Aunt? Hope she is able to rebound!

    I'll be having a busy week preparing for DD & family's visit. They will arrive early Saturday morning. My primary goals are to make great headway on the craftermath control and also get Christmas decor boxed up and stored. Both of these projects are bleeding over into our guest bedrooms right now.

    Actual crafting will probably be to machine embroidery more FSL butterflies (they stitch out pretty well on their own without me hovering over the machine) and evening knitting and/or working on the felt kit Christmas stocking.
  3. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    Aunt Imogene will be 88 on Wed.. Her sister will be 97 in May. She is my g'pas sister and husband died in '84 and no kids.

    Getting some crochet items together to take to the hospital to work on. Scrubbies. I think I want to try to do them 2 sided and maybe mix some 100% cotton yarn in with tulle-netting. Or make one side yarn--other netting.
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  4. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    Decluttered more craft stuff today. it will be given to my nieces. I did go through the ziploc bags I have ready to work on.
  5. KimD

    KimD Active Member

    Lana hope your aunt recovers soon

    My boss switched my hours so on early mornings now for the next two weeks so hoping to be able to get some things done

    work on rocking horse
    fleece baby blanket
    figure out tutus
    milestone blanket
    figure out onsies
    start looking up reborn dolls for nieces birthday
  6. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    Lana - I hope your aunt feels much better soon!!!

    DJ - You have the guest bedroom problem too, huh? That has always been a weakness for me! Things just get dumped in there too often! Too easy to close the door and forget about it. Our guest bedroom closet is FULL of empty cardboard boxes that need to be broken down and taken out to recycling :oops: But having guests coming definitely motivates me!

    Lucie - You are doing great on de-cluttering! I've been bringing more stuff IN due to generous donations of clothing, etc. from friends.

    KimD - Good luck on your list! Looks like a great line up to start the year off!

    I finished the felt hearts and they look super cute in the greenery over the china cabinet. Forgot to take a pic but I will!

    I'm about halfway done with pinning ruffles onto the heart wreath form - should turn out pretty cute!

    I also have made several cards. 4 Valentines and one birthday with another birthday card underway. I've picked out designs for cards I'll need for the whole year and am just working my way down the list! Even if I bought $0.99 cards for all of them we would spend $40 on just cards for the year. I will need to buy some more envelopes though - I've been working my way through a stash I picked up at a garage sale - a ton of hallmark envelopes someone had for a quarter! Couldn't beat that deal! But I probably only have about a dozen left now...

    Here are the Valentines I made - I made two of the "lots of love design":
  7. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    Beautiful cards AJ!
  8. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    AJ, love the cards especially the heart and buttons.
  9. Miss JoDee

    Miss JoDee Well-Known Member

    Such beautiful cards AJ.
  10. DahliaDoll

    DahliaDoll Well-Known Member

    AJ ~ Your cards are wonderful!

    That’s not usually my problem but this season, somehow, I decided to put much of my craftermath on the bed in one room and gradually sort through it and put it away. I just didn’t get to it before the Christmas décor came out, and those boxes ended up in the other spare bedroom with the intention of sorting them before returning them to the garage storage. Well, that didn’t happen either, until Sunday when we took all the décor down and at that time finally boxed up, inventoried and stored the Christmas boxes. I guess both of those strategies to reorganize kind of backfired on me and left an even larger mess.

    I didn’t make any real organizational headway today. I went craft shopping with a friend and bought some gorgeous flannel for another caftan. I don’t need another one, but couldn’t resist the vibrant print! Needing to pre-shrink it, however, did force me to rotate some laundry. LOL

  11. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    DJ - You are cracking me UP! Hope your craftermath is conquered soon! Beautiful fabrics are SO tempting!!!!

    I finished the felt heart wreath last night, just need to add the ribbon hanger!

    I'll probably switch over to finishing up the felt ornaments I started and then work on adding felt embellishments to the hat/scarf/gloves set...

    BUT I do have several projects lined up for DS's birthday party on Feb 3rd that I'll need to get done ASAP too. I booked a local gymnastics place - bouncy houses, ball pit, trampoline run, etc. I'm doing a Star Wars theme for the food, cakes, good bags and table decor. Need to get the invites created and printed ASAP!
  12. DahliaDoll

    DahliaDoll Well-Known Member

    AJ ~ That's one gorgeous wreath! Sounds like a fun BD party.

    I have one more FSL butterfly to stitch out before I start gluing them together. I'm thinking I will send them to DD for Easter.

    I have one guest bedroom cleaned up and nearly ready for company (coming Saturday). DH will vacuum and bring in an extra sleeping mat from the garage in case we need it. I'll have to take one more look around to see that it's pretty much baby-proofed.

    The other bedroom where the craftermath ended up is nearly done. I don't expect anyone to be sleeping in there, but you never know where DGD age 8 is going to want to sleep. She may want her own bedroom at some point. Up to now she likes to sleep with DH and me. So I have a few more things in there to sort and/or store away until I can address them at a later date.
  13. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    AJ gorgeous wreath, so pretty.
  14. jampss

    jampss Well-Known Member

    Almost finished a rat scarf. Just need eyes. Will go to Walmart tomorrow!
  15. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys!

    Finished another birthday card, here is a shot of two of them I've done recently:

    Working on an anniversary card for DH now. Created everything I'll need in my Cricut design software last night, now just need to cut things out and assemble.

    Worked a little bit last night on a felt ornament as well, should be able to finish it up tonight!
  16. DahliaDoll

    DahliaDoll Well-Known Member

    AJ ~ You are smokin' hot! this week! Very nice cards. Thanks so much for taking the time to show us all your lovely work.

    I'll be showing the FSL butterflies soon. I just finished them all last night. There are 9 of them. One will be for Iris if she wants it ... maybe to wear in her hair if I attach it to a comb or clip of some kind. I didn't end up gluing them together as I had first thought. Instead, I used monofilament thread on my sewing machine to just stitch straight down the body.

    I downloaded some machine embroidery motifs with the idea to stitch them up for Valentine's cards. I've been working on Sonjas Christmas stocking in the evenings when I would/could otherwise be working on CCS motifs for the Valentine's cards. And the machine embroidery should be much quicker.
  17. DahliaDoll

    DahliaDoll Well-Known Member

    See my blog for pictures of the butterflies.
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  18. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    DJ the butterflies are so pretty. They will look lovely scattered on a table.
  19. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    DJ & AJ beautiful work.

    I know my ds is 24 and he'd still love a Star Wars party! Just plodding along with what's already on the crafting table (socks, dishcloths), nothing much to add or show for some time.
  20. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    AJ, love the heart and cards. You are moving right along!

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