Life as a crafter: my current works in progress – February 2016

Hello! Did you catch my first work in progress post last month? It’s my plan to use this space to track how I’m getting on with my crafting projects, all in the hope it prompts me to finish things before I start anything new. I actually think it’s helping me think twice before starting something new and it’ll be interesting to see what impact it has over the year. So, here goes…

Life as a crafter - my current works in progress - This Little Space of Mine

So here’s my current work in progress list. I’ve shared things I completed last month as well as things I’ve already started and finally, things that are on my radar. To keep it flowing from month to month I have a) created a spreadsheet (because I love a good spreadsheet!) and b) I’m going to copy and paste from post to post and adjust the wording if I’ve made progress. If you see any bits repeat, it’ll tell you I did nothing on it all month!

While I was a bit shocked I’d only completed one thing, I did also spend a heck of a lot of time on my Frosted Pumpkin stitch a long – so at least I know where the time went!

  • Mollie Makes’ paper gems. Mollie Makes have been on it with their free craft kits and the one in issue 62 grabbed my attention immediately. So much fun to make and nice to do something a little different. I made mine in front of the telly and now need to hang them up in my craft room.
  • The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery ‘Let’s go on an adventure’ stitch-along. Last month this was ‘the thing’ I enjoyed the most; I forgot how addictive cross stitch is and it was a great way of escaping from things. The pattern is so pretty and I’ve already finished February’s Paris theme. I think I mentioned this before, but this project will sit in ‘Underway’ all year.
  • Fox slippers. I have the pattern (from Mollie Makes issue 61), I have the yarn and I’ve now made a good start. Looking forward to seeing it come together.
  • Attic 24 ripple blanket. I started this in May time and it’s been one of those projects I tend to pick it up and put it down every now and then; it’s currently the only thing I’m working on (my concentration is a bit all over the place!). The pattern is over here.
  • Sew La Di Da dress. I started this around May 2014 and haven’t finished it. To make matters worse there’s not much more to do. I can feel my Mum frowning at me as I type this. Must get this Sew La Di Da make finished for spring.
  • Scraps granny square blanket. I have so much left over yarn and really want to stash bust by making blankets to give to charities. It’d be nice to get this one finished soon.
  • Heart shaped confetti for my friend’s wedding. The wedding isn’t until July, so lots of time, but it seems to have been hanging around for a while!
On my radar
  • Project baby. My best friend and her husband are expecting a baby in June and, now I know the gender, I need to start thinking about what I’d like to make. My friend reads my blog from time to time, so I’ll lovingly refer to it as ‘Project baby’ from now on. 😉
  • Wool and the Gang Hemingway hat. I’ve made two now and I’m on to the third, after promising it as a birthday gift for a friend. I have the yarn so now it’s just a case of making it.
  • Simply Crochet’s bright granny square blanket. Stu and I have almost decided on colours so I’ll be ordering the yarn soon. The plan is for it to match our living room theme and sit on the back of our sofa.
  • The New Craft House knickers. I received the kit from The New Craft House just before Christmas and I can’t wait to get back into sewing with this make.
  • Socks! My Mum bought me everything I need to start, for my birthday, so there’s no excuse not to learn how to make them for myself.
  • We Make Collective weave. I received this in October/November time and I’m yet to start. I don’t want to forget about it as the yarns I received are beautiful and I’d love to make something to hang on my craft room wall. Find out more about We Make Collective in a previous post.
  • Patchwork quilt. My friend has asked me to make one using her baby daughter’s baby grows, so this year my Mum and I are going to tackle it as a joint project together.

My friends also gave me a belated birthday present at the weekend… a Project Life starter kit. Oh boy have I wanted to give Project Life a go for a long time, so while I’m keeping it off the list for now I want to have a look around for ideas – any thoughts and tips most welcome! I’ve also got my Project Life Pinterest board in place, which no doubt I’ll be adding to now.

What’s on your list? Have you been working on anything exciting in the last month?

Thanks for reading!

Leanne x

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