2013 Crafting Goals

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2013 Crafting Goals

Post by beccahv » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:21 pm

....so what you planning on crafting in 2013 :wink: ?

I intend to:

- Complete at least 1, preferably 3 steiner dolls
- Make at least 1 charm pack quilt
- Convert some old hinged boxes into a portable historical playsets for the boys (Nick will paint the miniatures I'm in charge of the boxes)
- Car caddy's with customised Auckland road
- Super Hero peg people
- A pillow lounger each for the boys
- Some kind of pouch for my Auntie, Mother, Sister and me embellished with some of my Grandma's vintage lace
- Numerous felt woodland creatures
- Wood and perspex car launchers (2)
- Portable lego boxes (2)
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Re: 2013 Crafting Goals

Post by Emma » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:26 pm

I'm going to steal Kiley's 52 things in 52 weeks. I thinnk she did 52 eacho of sewing, knitting and other crafting but I'm just oging to aim for 52 of anything crafty. Week one is complete with a skirt for a neighbour, but I'd better get on to this weeks 8-[
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Post by Vivianne » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:20 pm

For me, a completely hand pieced and hand quilted queen size quilt. A couple of other quilts that have been on my to-make list for a few years (and I'm not going to feel guitly about making and not selling them, yes I can be the crazy quilt lady so what) :lol: I'm also going to knit a scarf, this one http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rae-2. I think that's all.

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Post by Mel » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:30 pm

I've just started a giant granny square blanket for DS (he brought me wool for xmas so I've used that the middle) I hope it wont take me all year. :lol:
Also want to knit myself a cardy and jacket, because dam Wellington.. Dam...
And also this http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/indifference and this skirt http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library ... ries-skirt
And a couple of dresses for the youngest nieces.

And thats about all, I keep thinking about a quilt but MIL has us well supplied!

Maybe a bean bag.. maybe (I kinda find them annoying to have laying on the floor but both DP and DS want one!)

Viv you would love to hang out with my Work mates, they all 100% hand quilt (stitched together and quilted), I personally think they are all a little bit nuts. :lol: And theres a running joke that I got hired because I mentioned knitting and sewing in my interview :smt044 They have been known to fly to Auckland just to go fabric shopping for the weekend :shock:

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Post by HCsMum » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:00 pm

I'm aiming to make a dent in my rav library, at least one of everything needs to be made.

I also need to keep making hexipuffs for my Beekeepers Quilt.
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Post by sable » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:09 pm

I'm doing the Historical Sew Fortnightly Challenge http://thedreamstress.com/the-historica ... rtnightly/, so one item each fortnight for the year. I'm concentrating on the 1910's and have just got my order from Canada to make the corset that goes under everything.
I also want to finish our king sized quilt,
finish my Central Park Hoodie that's been on the needles for 3 years come March
knit more socks, jerseys, hats, shawls
Make some clothes for the kids so I don't have to buy any.

With all the above I want to work from stash whenever possible, including for haberdashery, shouldn't be a problem, after all I have a prodigious stash!
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Post by jhcsmum » Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:12 pm

A bit of finishing for me
Finish the quilt I started while waiting to have DS over 4 yrs ago! -
Finish the May Milo I started last year for DS, lucky I knitted a bigger size
Finish the Hitchiker Scarf for me that I started last year - ETA actually frogging this as mucked it up the other day and knitting a Rae (thanks Viv for posting that)

Make me some pants that are comfy for lounging in.

Once all that is done if time allows
winter knit for DS
Socks for me

Clear out my crafting area
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Post by Vivianne » Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:32 pm

Mel wrote:I've just started a giant granny square blanket for DS (he brought me wool for xmas so I've used that the middle) I hope it wont take me all year. :lol:
Also want to knit myself a cardy and jacket, because dam Wellington.. Dam...
And also this http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/indifference and this skirt http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library ... ries-skirt
And a couple of dresses for the youngest nieces.

And thats about all, I keep thinking about a quilt but MIL has us well supplied!

Maybe a bean bag.. maybe (I kinda find them annoying to have laying on the floor but both DP and DS want one!)

Viv you would love to hang out with my Work mates, they all 100% hand quilt (stitched together and quilted), I personally think they are all a little bit nuts. :lol: And theres a running joke that I got hired because I mentioned knitting and sewing in my interview :smt044 They have been known to fly to Auckland just to go fabric shopping for the weekend :shock:
Most of the peeps in my sewing group machine stitch, except one who occasionally hand quilts, but they will all laugh about me handstitching as I usually make tons of quilts while they only make a few. Oh to go shopping for fabric, that would be nice, Auckalnd would be nice too.

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Post by Sezzles » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:12 pm

I want to make some dresses for DD, these ones (thinking the bottom one for a wedding where she is flower girl) -
http://straight-grain.blogspot.be/2012/ ... s-and.html
http://tearosehome.blogspot.co.nz/2010/ ... -tank.html
http://thecottagehome.blogspot.co.nz/20 ... n-and.html

And I like this canvas idea for her room -http://www.positivelysplendid.com/2011/ ... orial.html

And I want to make her some bunting :)
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Post by CarlaK » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:21 pm

Maybe do a lot more of the things I pin In Pinterest than I Do now :hide: :oops: :lol:

My aims are to knit and crochet most of my queue using only what I have in stash
To teach Kaylee how to sew
She wants to learn to knit too. Unsure about that one!
I want to crochet myself a blanket for my bed..... Not sure yet on that one
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Post by RachaelD » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:29 pm

Apart from the truckload if knitting image planned 95% is custom knitting for others...

I really want to knit a Faraway So Close shawl for myself. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library ... y-so-close

This blanket - I have wool on the way. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library ... ift-afghan

A quilt for Hannah's 7th birthday in October, I made this one for Melissa for her 7th and I am trying to find a pattern and a fabric range that I like.
http://pinterest.com/pin/175007135489497727/

And since we are getting our house painted throughout the interior and new carpet, it might be a good time to make some soft furnishings, ie cushions etc.
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Post by Taylas_mum » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:02 pm

I would like to knit myself something this year - possibly 'Miss Jane' by Georgie Hallam
I want to learn how to crochet as I love the look of it. I have had a lesson from a friends mum once but that wasn't enough.
Would like to do a bit more sewing (maybe)
Would also like to take another photography course to refresh my skills (and not rely on my cameras auto settings so much)
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Re: 2013 Crafting Goals

Post by jennyo » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:18 pm

My queue for now is:
A quilt for DD's 5th birthday (March) - I have cut all the fabric for the blocks and I pieced a grand total of 1 square last night (was testing something out).
My SIL asked me to do a quilt for my nieces 5th birthday (May)

I know these are doable in the time frame (I made a cot quilt in less than a week of evenings, so I think I can do it) but the idea of it is still stressing me out a bit until I can get stuck into it properly.

3 dresses (2 for DD, 1 for niece)
Quilted Christmas tree skirt

That's enough on the list for now (also have the fabric for our quilt which I :smt049, but don't think I should put that on the list just yet!)

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Post by ksjc » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:37 pm

I want to learn to use my sewing machine this year
I want to knit myself a mama vertebrae, capricious and cosmopolitan
I want to get through a lot of the knits for kids I have stash for
And I want to finish my steiner dolly that currently only has a head and arms lol
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Post by Mrs Shavas » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:45 pm

My plans for Jan/Feb
Make a top for myself
Sort and repair nappies
Make a birthday present (or two) for DD1

Bigger goals are on my blog, mostly just more sewing for myself, and continuing to make most presents for the girls.
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