Crafters Challenge May 13-19 2018

Discussion in 'Crafters Challenges' started by Miss JoDee, May 13, 2018.

  1. Miss JoDee

    Miss JoDee Well-Known Member

    How is everyone doing with projects? I need to decide on my home made gifts and then get started. I thinking of making aprons for all the girls. Maybe oven mitts for the guys.
  2. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

    I found some beautiful Christmas fabric in a tote when I was inventorying last week. I also found a pattern for easy kitchen accessories - placemats, napkins, covers for toasters, blenders, other kitchen appliances. Once we are settled in Washington, I am heading to the nearest fabric store to sign up for sewing lessons.

    Have you ever seen these - placemats for round tables? I saw them for the first time at a craft fair last Christmas. I need to find a pattern.

    Placemats for  Round Tables.jpg
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  3. DahliaDoll

    DahliaDoll Well-Known Member

    Pamela ~ Here's a link at
    You can register or log in to download it for free. These placemats don't have the nice rounded corners, but you could do that. You could also put the pattern pieces together to cut a placemat out in one piece instead of using two fabrics as shown. Where in Washington are you moving to? Perhaps we can meet up sometime!

    I'm kind of between projects right now, as I have completed the spring chenille wall hanging (except for the hanging dowel which DH is making for me). I'm going to try to get back to Sonja's Christmas stocking in the evenings. I'm not sure what to do in the studio. DD want's a pillow cover for Julia's bed pillow, but she hasn't given me dimensions yet.
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  4. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

    Thank you!
  5. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    still ongoing with some knitting
  6. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

    The last supply item for my Christmas in July ornament swap ornaments will be here today. This is the week I get them completed!
  7. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    Finished 2 felt pop tarts this weekend! :)

    Working on a set of felt brownies...had to go buy smaller needles to fit through the beads I'm using for "sprinkles"!

    Have several cards to make ASAP for graduations, end of school year and 1 birthday!
  8. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

    Would love to see pictures of your felt sweet treats.
  9. MrsSoup

    MrsSoup Well-Known Member

    Lana wanted me to let you all know that she hasn't forgotten about you guys! Her internet is still down but she is hoping it will be back up on Wednesday!
  10. DahliaDoll

    DahliaDoll Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the report on Lana. I look forward to her return!
  11. DahliaDoll

    DahliaDoll Well-Known Member

    I did sew up a new cafran today (picture on my blog). I love the fabric!

    Last night I worked on the Christmas stocking kit. There's not really much left to do but will still probably take a week or so to finish; and that's if I keep at it.
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  12. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

    I bought a Longaberger basket small (6x6 or about that size) pillow cross stitch kit from Ebay yesterday. The seller wanted $13 or best offer and there was $2.99 shipping so I offered $7.50 to keep it around $10 and the offer was accepted. I haven't cross stitched in ages - just don't have the eyesight for it like I used to - but I'm going to give it a try. I really just wanted a cross stitch pattern of a Longaberger basket.
  13. DahliaDoll

    DahliaDoll Well-Known Member

    Pamela ~ The basket CCS sounds great. You might want to try some magnifying glasses. A friend of mine swears by them. Also, be sure you have very good lighting. I really enjoy CCS!
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  14. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member


    For the time being I appear to be up!

    Thank you Jody for keeping the thread posted. You are so inspiring with opening the thread!

    Seems you all have did GREAT!!!!

    I saw that painting on FB and thought it looked really cool.

    Lots still happening here so ....... I have still been purchasing fabric here and there.
  15. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Lana, welcome back.
    I am still working on the little CCS star that I started last week. There is no pattern, just a photograph of the finished item so I am glad that it is not too difficult.
    I will try and post a photo when it is done.
  16. DahliaDoll

    DahliaDoll Well-Known Member

    Today I stitched out a couple of machine embroidery ornaments. I'm liking the way they are turning out.
    Last edited: May 19, 2018

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