This week I've been tracing a couple Ottobre shirt patterns for DS. Yesterday I ordered the fancy reptile/crocodile fabric and I want to do a trial run with some cheaper fabric first. Hoping to start the trial this week.
GTKY: I have a niece who loves to craft as much as I do and we try to get together once a month. We used to mainly scrapbook together, but now I'm trying to convert her to sewing. We're meeting next week so I can help her with her first project!
I know of a sewing group around me that has monthly meetings & classes and I would LOVE to go, but the meeting times and location aren't convenient to me. I would love a group of sewing friends (in person)! I recently found out 2 of my co-workers sew (mostly quilting) and I'm trying to convince one of them to start sewing clothes for her son. haha.
Post by ladyannibal on Feb 4, 2015 12:00:41 GMT -5
What are you making? I'm crocheting some Harry Potter baby gear. Not sure what yet. Suggestions? I've been making lots of jackets and cardigans lately, I can't help but feel like I need to switch it up.
Are you happy with your progress? I haven't started yet! I'm crawling Ravelry for ideas!
Don't forget pictures if you have them! Non yet, but I may some soon!
GTKY: do you craft socially? Tell us about your stitch'n'bitches, quilting bees, art studios, classes, anything and everything. Nope. I'm a homebody.
I am pretty limited in what I can do right now, so I have mostly been creating designs and specifications for the projects I want to do as soon as I am operational again.
I am happy with how my plans are coming and am itching to get going on the execution. I need to pick up a few things when I go to the city at some point. I have sooo many things waiting to be started. I did make a tiny bit of progress on play food, just pieces I already had cut as I can't use a scissors for more than a minor snip of thread or something. I am not happy with my progress on a wall project though as I am still trying to find inspiration and am already past my deadline.
Has anyone used the Silhouette Cameo to cut craft foam sheets? I looked online and saw a few people also asking about it but no answers. I don't have a machine, but I may have gotten MH interested in it for some projects we want to do together later this year. If it would work to cut the foam, it would alleviate my scissor issue and allow me to keep working on some projects, so it would make sense to get one sooner than later.
I don't craft socially as far as groups. LO and I do some simple stuff together, either him assisting or me guiding(today I fold some card and he painted the fronts, then I will write the "Happy Birthday" messages in them when they dry). MH and I do some projects together (usually big projects like building furniture or something). Once in a while, I also team up with my dad or one of my grandparents, depending on the project.
I'm working with some clay this week (again)- red and white stoneware/high fire clays, quite a bit different than the LF clay I've been using. Nice! The bad thing about ceramics is that it takes soooo long before you have anything worth looking at- LOL. Make, dry, smooth/finish/dry all the way (generally a week in humid FL), bisque fire, glaze, glaze fire- phew.
I got some new texture sheets, and I haven't used my HF glazes yet, so I've made a ton of ornaments, buttons, pendents and little bowls to test them on.
I'd say I'm an introvert in polite company, but, here I'll admit it- people make me grumpy. And groups up my chance of having one of those nerve stomping people ruin MY time. Nope, crafting with others is definitely not my thing. Too bad I don't have all of you around, I know you're safe!
I didn't really work on anything this week. I do want to make a bunch of paper towel replacements. (Basically sew some pretty prints to the back of cheap terry cloths) I also want to make a quilt for a friend.
Friday will be a year that I've had my craft armoire and still have not put it together - I still need help bringing the last box in from the garage (it's very very heavy). I need to get on that.
I haven't done any classes in a while - I am signed up for one this month, though. I used to go to sewing classes with my mom all the time. I just haven't had time in the past year or so. They're fun. cmeon if you were further south, I'd totally craft with you. I have introvertish tendencies around groups of people.
Swimsuit: almost. Things are changing other than planned. It was going to be a full one piece swim suit, but it's not "tall" enough, so now it's just going to be the bottoms. Shirts: VERY HAPPY!
Don't forget pictures if you have them!
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GTKY: do you craft socially? Tell us about your stitch'n'bitches, quilting bees, art studios, classes, anything and everything. I want to, but there's not much around here that I know of that doesn't interfere with my work schedule :-(
I finished the seam ripper hoopla that some lovely ladies here helped me with. You can't see it in the picture, but it has a sparkly blue painted hoop.
I'm working on a pin cushion to go with the seam ripper hoopla. I'm having a hard time figuring out exactly what I want it to look like, so it's been days, and I haven't started it yet. It seems like the planning stage of any project is what I have the hardest time with.
Sometimes I wish I could craft socially, but I don't have any friends that craft. A few moms from the local moms group I'm in put together a crafting meet up (working on the Moogly Blog 2015 CAL), and we met for the first time last weekend. It ended up only being three of us, and I felt like I was the only one trying to make conversation. I know that it can take some concentration to follow a crochet pattern, but I was the only one trying to get to know people and asking questions. It's not hard to answer the question, and then say, "What about you?" I asked them many questions about themselves, you know like normal people do when they hang out for the first time, and I think they literally asked me zero questions the whole time. We're supposed to meet up again mid-month, but if it goes the same way, I might not go again.
I'm also pretty introverted and am pretty content to craft on my own. I'm really glad I can share with people here and on Instgram though.
Here's the progress I've made on my blanket in the last week! I'm finishing up part 4 (of 6) and then there's a border to put on. Slowly getting there!
QOTW: I meet at a local coffee shop/knitting store to socialize and knit with friends. A few other friends also have a crocheting/knitting night every 2 weeks. I do a fair amount of crafty socializing :-)
sarahsews - Ooo ... I need to make some of those aprons too! My son loves to help in the kitchen. I have an aprom for him, but I'd love to make him some too. I ordered him a kitchen helper stool as a surprise, and it was just delivered today. It's going to be so much easier for him to help now that he'll be able to reach counter height AND be able to see what he's stirring or mixing. I imagine there will be even more messy cooking now.
Post by craftcrazymama on Feb 4, 2015 21:41:58 GMT -5
I have still been working on 3 main projects this week. My knitted blanket, the 1st page of DD's quiet book and my HST quilt.
I've made good progress on the blanket, mainly because I've become obsessed with American Horror Story and watch that and knit while husband reads. I've also had a few rough weeks and sitting, knitting has been my refuge.
I've nearly done the quiet book page too. Just a bit more embroidery and then some machine sewing to see down the pieces.
What's not gone well is I haven't done as much on my quilt HSTs as I've wanted to. I've ironed them all flat but still need to trim the last lot so I can lay it all out.
GTKY: I would love to have a crafty social group that I could go to (especially a stitch and bitch) but haven't found one. I do have some crafty friends, mostly from my mothers group, but like MadApple's crowd I seem to be the one putting all the effort in to get them together and then when only a few turn up and have to dash off after an hour, blah blah blah, I get a bit despondent and wonder why I bothered. I'm also quite introverted and a home body so putting myself out for these things takes a fair bit of effort for me so I get more bothered when it flops. I like the idea of going to a store for a small donation with a coffee, biscuits and a catch up with other knitters or crocheters. Then someone else is bringing it together and I can just go, or not.
datagirl - Yes, it's elastic. Makes it easy for the kids to put it on themselves! (except you have to tie the waist ties for them)
MadApple - FYI: I used the suggested measurements in the tutorial for both my son's and my daughter's aprons and it still fits my tall DD (3.5 years) pretty good. Maybe I'd add a few inches for length, but everything else about it is good for her.
I am still trying to get myself to finish a beaded cross stitch project I am working on. It is an angel and I need to finish it by at least May, lol. I want to give it to my grandmother and her birthday is in May.
I am also working on an oversized bedskirt. I basically have a big grey rectangle and then I am going to sew on ruffles with some flowy grey fabric that I have, I wish I knew what it was called but I don't.
Not happy with my progress!! I am the slowest person ever.
I don't get together with anyone to craft, I do think it would be fun though. It might actually encourage me to get something done!!
What are you making? Still working on the prayer shawl. Are you happy with your progress? I made it to the second pound of yarn. It was 27" at half so should be 54" which isn't too bad. Don't forget pictures if you have them! It's really boring!
GTKY: do you craft socially? Tell us about your stitch'n'bitches, quilting bees, art studios, classes, anything and everything.
I'm a lone crafter. My sister is a big crafter but she lives 14 hours away. When we get together we usually make something. After my grandpa passed away we made grandma a quilt out of his flannel shirts and then ornaments for all my aunts and uncle. That was my favorite project.
I'm also an honorary member of the church knitting group. They meet at 11 on Mondays so I can't go but I get free yarn if I donate the project. I wish they would meet one Saturday a month to teach/include us younger ladies.
kariann12, that blanket is so luscious! Love the colors.
What I'm making - I finished most of the quilting for the Dresden Plate quilt I posted last week. Now to do the binding...
GTKY - I used to craft socially a lot more when I didn't have a kid (and my friends didn't have kids either). I still get together with one friend to knit and drink beer, about once a month. I go on an occasional craft-related outing with another friend (to a quilt show or fabric store or whatever).
Okay, just because I couldn't get my pics to post earlier... I'm adding to the thread because SEQUINS! Lol. This is Simplicity 1716. The blurry one is because I love all the lights bouncing off of it while in a dark room :-) Sequins by theamandarenea, on Flickr
What are you making? No pictures, but I started an embroidered painting for a friend's nursery. I only have the background painted because I'm still trying to figure out how to simplify an naval destroyer...
Are you happy with your progress? Not yet, but this weekend I should get some work done on it
GTKY: do you craft socially? Tell us about your stitch'n'bitches, quilting bees, art studios, classes, anything and everything. I don't. I do have a friend with whom I work on sewing projects for her daughter occasionally, though.
Post by outdoorgirl10 on Feb 6, 2015 12:44:12 GMT -5
What are you making? Putting together several bookmarks.
Are you happy with your progress? Well, no I have my flowers dried and separated, but I've been procrastinating because I think I want to incorporate photos too. Or maybe I'll do the photo bookmark separately...I don't know. Also, I'd like to get my Christmas journal entry for this year done before I completely forget everything.
GTKY: do you craft socially? No. I have tried to get people together to do a scrapbook afternoon or evening and everybody says yes at first, but then when it comes closer, everyone drops out. I did do a scrapbooking retreat last year with about 20 other women (most were scrappers but others were sewers) and I had an absolute blast. We rented out a gigantic home with several large bedrooms and 4 baths and its own kitchen and 2 gigantic work rooms. They provided the table w/chair and little wastebaskets at each station. It was so fun to be around such creative people and get more ideas!
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