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Project list – I am failed!

Hello Guys,   so, this is the end of the year, and look – I am failed! Only a few things was made during the year, and I didn’t made half of them… but let’s see, where am I right now?

  1. the black pants
  2. the brown shirt
  3. finish my white crocheted pullover
  4. I have embroidered a tablecloth, I need some borders on it.
  5. Finish my crocheted hat (before this summer) – already failed lol
  6. Paint the jewelry box for my mother-in-law
  7. Sew a big ‘rug’ for the little one, where he can play
  8. Let’s make a zippered pouch for my crayons
  9. Sew some pillows for him (denim patchwork) (4/4 done)
  10. Make some letters with felt – with his name – started
  11. Create a nice a book holder for all of his papers (hospital things, x-rays, etc
  12. Create 4 baskets for his toys (denim)
  13. Make my California scrapbook
  14. Get a place for the clothes, threads, etc… for all my crafting things. Probably it has to be a big bag
  15. Sew myself at least 3 tunics (0/3)
  16. Sew myself a LBD (little black dress)
  17. Sew 3 skirts for myself (0/3)
  18. I want to get at least 20 drawing projects done (1/20)
  19. Post a work on any craft challenge – I am changing it to: Sign for any craft SWAP thing – and it’s done
  20. Cook 20 new recipes (20/20)
  21. Organize my recipes, make an own cookbook
  22. Crochet some flowers, what I can wear – I’ve got some from someone else
  23. Create a big bedspread for ourself (patchwork/applique)
  24. A crocheted bag for my mother’s mobile
  25. At least 10 reusable grocery bags for me and my family members (4/10)
  26. Laptop case/cover – > created for a swap partner, will post pictures soon
  27. Create some ‘Hungarian style’ necklaces –> it was a felt one, but that’s count!
  28. Write a tutorial
  29. Sew a patchwork/applique style tabletop
  30. Sew some cushions for desk chairs in the weekend house
  31. Make 5 projects from my Burda magazines (1/5)
  32. Make 100 items to my shop – and sell something! (100/100 made, 1/1 sold)
  33. I want to make a family tree for my mom, as she will be 65 years old in this spring! – won’t do because someone just passed! 😦
  34. Let’s make some bracelets from felt as well! 
  35. sew some flourish Red-Orange-Yellow-Violet pillows and a blanket for my parents (I think, this will be their 2014 Christmas present)
  36. I have started an embroidered tablecloth for my parents for Christmas – I will do my best to do it in time – I mean, in 2012 –> 2014 then :(
  37. sew a snake for my son – got it from a claim
  38. sew a bag for the car to hold the baby toys there
  39. sew a kitty-style something for my friend, Detty
  40. sew a Sunflower bag for my godmother
  41. sew some toys (probably a dog, or something) for the babies around – got some as a claim
  42. Christmas stockings for our-self, and for our friends
  43. create some gift boxes for Christmas, or at least a nice gift wrapping
  44. Create some polimer clay jewelries for family members
  45. Create the dragons for my friends (polymer clay too)
  46. Paint some cups (3/3)
  47. Make a Christmas tree, or any ornaments. I don’t want to kill any more trees. .( –> 2013 then, decided to make a ‘real Christmas’ to my son!) Ornaments done
  48. Create a quilt project with my friends and followers (if there will be any): make something together.
  49. Create a definitive list for the presents (will upload it here, and track it) – i am not sure, if i want to track that here, because some of my friends are reading my posts.
  50. … And the bonus: Loose 4 kgs (2/4)

 

24 / 50, if I am counting right – with a lot of help! But no problem, I’ve made a lot of things, what wasn’t on my list, and those might be even better, than I thought before. So… let’s do this differently next year! More info tomorrow!

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Christmas · gifts

My Christmas DIY list – made, or swapped most of them :D

Hello Guys,

I wanted to be organized for this Christmas, and it went well – to a point… 🙂 Actually, I’ve got way too much orders in my shop, I’ve completed too much swaps, and I’ve got some projects from my former team (yeah, I have a real life too with work!), so I just ran out of time. But it’s okay, until we have everything prepared by tomorrow night.

Hungarian people buy their trees 1-2 days before 24th of December – that means, we don’t have a tree yet! I know, it looks weird, but you know… I love to see my son’s face, when he first see our beautiful tree with all of the presents! I still don’t have any dinner prepared, and I’ll work (and sew) at night now, so, I don’t know yet, how to deal with everything, but I will do it! 🙂 Somehow! 😀

So, about the presents: I had a loooong list of ideas, and I have started to collect things some months ago. I love to be a part of Craftster’s swaps, because there are a lot of things what I can’t make, and you’ll see how amazing things did I collected as gifts. Also, I agreed with some shop owners on Etsy too, so we had some trades too… Now, lets look into it!

Parents:

– Mom and Dad, Mother in Law, Father in law and Bro in law – they’ll get 1-1 nice calendar with photos – my husband made them all, personalized to everyone. That is the ‘general’ gift for them.

– My Dad: he was the hardest to choose, so he will get a board game – it’s not crafted, but he will like it for sure!

– My Mom: she loves knitting, always making stuff for my son, and she is not organized at all! I’ve swapped a cool roll-bag for her knitting needles and crocheting hooks (yellow is her favourite color), and as she wants to start making patchwork projects, I’ve swapped a cool patchwork kit for her as well:

  

– My son: oh, he is going to have a huge amount of gifts … of course we decided to not giving him too much things, it’s just too hard 🙂 So, here are some smaller things: a snake (I have to stuff that tonight), and amigurumi monkey, a lot of books, a (non crafted) fishing game…

 

– My husband: Bought some books for him, and asked something with Jumpman logo – he’s got a cool glass:

– Brother-in -law and his girlfriend: Instagram magnets: they love to make photos, and uploading them to Facebook, so I’ve stole their best pictures, and sent it to a crafter – swapping again!:

– mother-in-law: Asked some fused glass jewelry in a swap, and traded for a beautiful silk scarf on Etsy:

 

 

More pictures coming soon, I am off to wrapping!