Crafters Challenge July 7th-13th

Discussion in 'Crafters Challenges' started by Lana, Jul 7, 2019.

  1. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    Welcome Crafters!!!!

    That was a very cute pattern that Katrina shared. Anxious to see what you do with it.

    I need to get some fleece to try a pattern that I am thinking of doing for the 12 Days of Christmas Swamp.

    What are you working on this week?

    Have fun crafting!

    Working on list for any Christmas gifts you would like to make?
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  2. FrostyShimmer

    FrostyShimmer Well-Known Member

    I know I should say I should kitchener stitch all the toes of the socks I found closed, but I know I won't do that in this heat. I have no motivation to be practical.

    I think I'll try to cast on fingerless gloves for DH with my old pattern.

    I also found styrofoam balls. I've been meaning to try to make those quilted looking ornaments where you put the pins in fabric....I think I'll try one with some scrap fabric, and if it works well, I'll get some Christmasy prints from the fabric store.

    I also bought a bunch of Bernat Satin in bublegum pink for $1/ball. I'd like to find a project to make for DD6 for Christmas. I have enough balls to make a sweater. I'm hoping to find a pattern that is really girly or "princessy"....something with a ruffle on it or something. I found a really nice cable sweater pattern, but it was for sport weight.
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  3. GrammaDeb

    GrammaDeb Well-Known Member

    If you can find Styrofoam eggs, they work up really cute for Easter too!
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  4. GrammaDeb

    GrammaDeb Well-Known Member

    I will be working on my pillowcase lace. Since I started on the correct side, things are going smoothly. It is quite wide - I have a long way to go.
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  5. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    FS, the balls are fun to do. Lots of pinning. I made some years back. Purchased one and took it apart to get pattern. Now you can find it online.
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  6. FrostyShimmer

    FrostyShimmer Well-Known Member

    Lana -I found the pattern online, but for some reason the standard size styrofoam ball in Canada (7.2 cm) seems to be different than the standard size of 3 inches that they list in all the patterns. It works out to 2.83 inches....I'm not sure how much this will throw off the measurements for the fabric. It makes no sense to me why they'd not be the same.

    There is a provincial tartan here. If I get good at making them I'd like to make ornaments with the provincial tartan and gold ribbon for when we eventually move and have to spend Christmas elsewhere.

    I never would have thought of that! That would be cute! I've always wanted to do an Easter tree!
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  7. Myron's Mom

    Myron's Mom Well-Known Member

    Frosty, I’ve run into that too. I’m wondering if the pattern was created for 3 inches because that’s easier than creating it for something that is 2.83 inches. (why would they create a ball 2.83 inches is beyond me, You would think they would make it even amount). I think you should be able to ease in that 0.17 of an inch without too much trouble around the diameter of the ball.
    Some house work for me today. My hip is bothering me today so I’m poking along with things.
    I’ll check out another quilt shop later in the week for my backing and sew up my jacket. I want to practice some quilting patterns too.
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  8. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    What a great idea. Hope that you can work out the pattern.
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  9. DahliaDoll

    DahliaDoll Well-Known Member


    Once family leaves (final flight is Wednesday morning), I have a couple of crafting events to go to (Wednesday and Thursday), then back to my usual. I want to make at least a couple more tissue box covers. One is for a gift, and one is for me. Lots of other ideas, of course, including cross stitch. I just ordered a cross stitch chart to use for a birth record for Valentin. I have fabric and ideas to make him a growth chart, too. So many ideas!
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  10. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    Greetings all!!!

    Finished the felt Hei Hei softie last night!

    Still have a tiny left to do on doodle mermaid felt ornament - hoping to finish tonight!

    Then I'll be moving on to two swan felt ornaments and one unicorn felt ornament! The kits are ready and waiting!

    Hoping to get time later this week to prep more kits so I can keep knocking these ornaments off my to do list!
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  11. GrammaDeb

    GrammaDeb Well-Known Member

    Hei Hei is so cute!
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  12. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    Hei Hei, cute as can be!
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  13. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

    What is the 12 Days of Christmas Swap?
  14. DahliaDoll

    DahliaDoll Well-Known Member

    Nice work AJ!
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  15. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    It is on another thread that I have been a member of since early 2000 or late 90's. Use to be HGTV Forum and then went to another name. You make 12 gifts same or different mail to 1 lady along with the postage and she gets them back out by early December and we open one gift a day ending on 24th. Mostly sewn items but can be anything. Has been some jewelry, table runners, quilted wall hangings, crocheted scarfs etc..
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  16. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    OM Goodness I love Hei Hei. Great work as usual AJ.
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  17. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys! :)

    I got a few more things done!

    The mermaid ornament:

    Two felt swan ornaments:

    Also got about half way done on two simple mini embroidery hoop ornaments

    Cut pieces for 2 simple circle/star design felt ornaments

    Cut pieces for a simple circle/holly leaves design felt ornament

    Made a small start on making mini felt flowers for hot gluing on extra fat clothespins - and adding magnets to back - 3 clothespins completely done - several to go!!!

    Hot glued felt orange slices (just the fronts) - need to cut back pieces and side pieces and sew them up

    I still have a few more ornaments to tackle after this wave but I'll be in the home stretch!!! Still a lot left on my to do list for Christmas 2019 but I want to keep pushing hard :)
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  18. FrostyShimmer

    FrostyShimmer Well-Known Member

    Aunt Jamelle - I love that HeiHei you made! DD2 is obsessed with Moana. I'm going to have to see if I can convince my mother to make one for her for Christmas.
  19. DahliaDoll

    DahliaDoll Well-Known Member

    AJ ~ More lovely ornaments! Way to check things off!
  20. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    AJ awesome ornaments! Love the Hei Hei

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