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

Hello! I’m back today sharing my current works in progress. I’d plan to post this a lot sooner, but in between other bits and pieces it took a back seat. The good news is I’ve tweaked this post a few times because I’ve finally finished a few projects – hurray!

So, in case you’re new to this post, throughout the year I’ve kept a spreadsheet of notes that I update on a regular basis to see where I am with what I’d like to make. There’s been something about honestly writing out all those projects I have stashed away in my room, that’s made me actually get stuff done. And that’s a great feeling!


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So without further ado, here’s what I’m making at the moment.

Completed
  • Teddy bear lovey. Yay I finished this! OK, I really didn’t love how his face turned out, but it was my first attempt at amigurumi and given it’s for my friends four month old baby, I think he’ll still love it! The granny square was the easy bit and actually, I’m quite surprised how well I took on amigurumi – it’s motivating me to do more in the future.
  • Stash busting granny square blanket. As the 100 days of crochet didn’t feel like it was stash busting quickly enough for my impatient little mind, made one big granny square blanket. Boy is it stash busting! My scrap basket is depleating rappidly, hurray! I wasn’t expecting to have it finished so quickly, but with a stinking cold last week this was an easy one to work up.
Underway
  • The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery ‘Let’s go on an adventure’ stitch-along. Last month I really didn’t feel the urge to work on October’s Australia pattern. I don’t know why, perhaps because I didn’t immediately love the pattern? November’s Peru pattern is also done and next weekend the final pattern arrives!
  • San Francisco tapestry cushion. I haven’t picked this up in a while, which really sucks. I feel like it might be a project for the Christmas holidays, when I’m hoping to have some downtime. You can see the kit I bought here.
  • Secret Christmas project. I’m going to do that annoying thing and tell you I’m making something, but not tell you what it is. It’s a gooden and I’ll share it once it’s been given as a Christmas gift.
  • 100 days of crochet blanket. Inspired by #the100dayproject on Instagram I’ve decided it’s the perfect way to crochet another scrap granny square blanket before the end of the year. Crocheting a square a day, by the 3rd December (excluding the border) I’ll have a blanket ready to give to our local Cats Protection group – plus I’m stash busting. I’m posting regular pictures over on my Instagram feed if you fancy a look.
  • 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 will get this Sew La Di Da make finished one day.
On my radar
  • Socks! My Mum bought me everything I need to start, right back at the beginning of the year, so there’s no excuse not to learn how to make them for myself. Plus I’ve got my eye on some indie dyer shops on Etsy, so there’s really no excuse.
  • Tilly and the Button’s Françoise dress. My friend bought me this shift dress pattern for Christmas. I love the style of the dress, so perfect for me.
  • Weekender blanket with Stylecraft’s newest colours. I’ve wanted to make Cherry Heart’s blanket for a while and the newest colours from Stylecraft would be a great colour combination for it – plus when it was limited edition I bought two packs and have now idea what to do with them! I’ve found an alternative way to join the hexagons and, depending on how quickly I do other bits, I may take this on as a Christmas project for myself.

If you fancy seeing my previous month’s WIPs and progress, I’ve created a page collating all previous projects.

What’s on your list? Are you working on anything now it’s a bit colder (aka time to snuggle up on the sofa!)? If you are looking for any inspiration I’ve shared 5 crochet blanket ideas that I think you’ll like.

Before the end of the year I’m certainly hoping to wrap up a few projects and have a few makes and new crafts I’d really like to try in 2017 – alongside wedding planning!

Leanne x

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

One of my favourite posts to write! Today I’m back and sharing a look at what I’m making at the moment. The summer months have been a quieter time for making, but I’m now ready for the colder months and cuddling up on the sofa, watching Gilmore Girls (of course) and working on a few projects that I’d like to have finished before the end of the year. Wow, just where has the time gone?

Throughout the year I’ve kept a spreadsheet of notes that I update on a regular basis to see where I am with what I’d like to make. There’s been something about honestly writing out all those projects I have stashed away in my room, that’s made me actually get stuff done. And that’s a great feeling!


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Over the summer it was a pretty busy time launching Fred and Bell and designing new stickers to go alongside it, so I haven’t really completed anything. That being said, there are a whole lot of projects underway that I’ve been picking up in quieter moments. I’ve broken down what’s underway/in progress and what’s on my radar.

Underway
  • The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery ‘Let’s go on an adventure’ stitch-along. Over the summer I stitched Egypt and India and I’m now almost finished with Japan. Each month we’re giving a section of the full pattern and a new country; with only three left I’m placing bets on where it might take us. I’m also wondering what next year’s stitch along theme might be. I also wrote a little about the first 6 months in, if you fancy a look.
  • San Francisco tapestry cushion. I kind of fell out of love with this for a while; it’s a lengthy project and not making progress, plus struggling with getting the hang of the pattern, meant it got put down for a while. With a fresh pair of eyes I love it now and feel like I’ve finally got to grips with it. The roads are coming together nicely and I can’t wait to add in the colours. You can see the kit I bought here.
  • Secret Christmas project. I’m going to do that annoying thing and tell you I’m making something, but not tell you what it is. It’s a gooden and I’ll share it once it’s been given as a Christmas gift (can’t believe I’m on Christmas gifts already!).
  • 100 days of crochet blanket. Inspired by #the100dayproject on Instagram I’ve decided it’s the perfect way to crochet another scrap granny square blanket before the end of the year. Crocheting a square a day, by the 3rd December (excluding the blanket) I’ll have a blanket ready to give to a local kitty charity – plus I’m stash busting. I’m posting regular pictures over on my Instagram feed if you fancy a look.
  • 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 will get this Sew La Di Da make finished one day.
On my radar
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tilly and the Button’s Françoise dress. I completely forgot about this; my friend bought me this shift dress pattern for Christmas. I love the style of the dress, so perfect for me.
  • Weekender blanket with Stylecraft’s newest colours. I’ve wanted to make Cherry Heart’s blanket for a while and the newest colours from Stylecraft would be a great colour combination for it – plus when it was limited edition I bought two packs and have now idea what to do with them! Not sure I like how they’re joined in her pattern, so may look for something a bit different.

If you fancy seeing my previous month’s WIPs and progress, I’ve created a page collating all previous projects.

What’s on your list? Have you worked on anything good over the summer?

Leanne x

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

Hello! I’m back today sharing how I’m getting on with my crafting projects – my works in progress and the things I’d like to make this year. I don’t normally post on a Saturday, but hope you’re around to have a read.

If you’re a regular reader you’ll know 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!


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April was mainly about making crochet flowers for Make May Purple, but I also managed to finish a granny square scrap blanket I started making last summer. You might also notice that I’ve added a couple of projects to the ‘on my radar’ list, which I’ve promised myself I won’t start on until I’ve finished the ripple blanket. Promise, promise, promise! Anyway, let’s check out the list…

Completed
  • Crochet flowers for Make May Purple. I finished Make May Purple having raised over £650 which included making 100+ flowers. Completely and utterly beyond any expectation I have – a big thank you to everyone who supported me and Stroke Association.
  • Attic 24 ripple blanket. Finished this just in the nick of time! Once I got close to finishing I had that burst of energy to just get it done, so finished it just after the bank holiday weekend. More pics and a write up to come soon.
Underway
  • The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery ‘Let’s go on an adventure’ stitch-along. This month the top row will be finished – wowee, half way there! This month’s pattern is for Russia and I’m looking forward to working on it.
  • San Francisco tapestry cushion. I got myself started on this a couple of days ago, getting the frame ready and starting on the wording. It’s going to be a long term project but one I plan to enjoy over the warmer, summer months (when they decide to arrive!) You can see the kit I bought 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.
On my radar
  • Simply Crochet’s bright granny square blanket. I’ve decided on the 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tilly and the Button’s Françoise dress. I completely forgot about this; my friend bought me this shift dress pattern for Christmas. I love the style of the dress, so perfect for me.
  • Weekender blanket with Stylecraft’s newest colours. I’ve wanted to make Cherry Heart’s blanket for a while and the newest colours from Stylecraft would be a great colour combination for it – plus when it was limited edition I bought two packs and have now idea what to do with them! Not sure I like how they’re joined in her pattern, so may look for something a bit different.
  • Scrap blanket for charity. I still have a lot of scrap yarns that I need to do something with, so I’m going to continue making blankets like the one I did for Freds and give them to a cat charity. I might opt for a big granny square blanket next time.

If you fancy seeing my previous month’s WIPs and progress, here are a couple of links for you – January, February, March, April and May.

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

Leanne x

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

Hello! I’m back today sharing how I’m getting on with my crafting projects – my works in progress and the things I’d like to make this year.

If you’re a regular reader you’ll know 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!


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April was mainly about making crochet flowers for Make May Purple, but I also managed to finish a granny square scrap blanket I started making last summer. You might also notice that I’ve added a couple of projects to the ‘on my radar’ list, which I’ve promised myself I won’t start on until I’ve finished the ripple blanket. Promise, promise, promise! Anyway, let’s check out the list…

Completed
  • Scraps granny square blanket. Yayyy I finished this and I love how it turned out. I busted through a good amount of yarn, though I still seem to have heaps more! Plus it’s one of the first times I’ve really done bordering on a blanket where I haven’t followed a pattern, but it worked out well and Freds loves cuddling up on it.
  • Secret gift for a friend. Sometimes craft projects just don’t work out, and this was definitely one of those. I followed the pattern right, but it just didn’t come together very well. It looks so bad I’m not even sharing a photo, let alone giving it as a gift. Ah well, live and learn!
Underway
  • The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery ‘Let’s go on an adventure’ stitch-along. I left working on April’s Switzerland pattern until quite late and finished it just in time for the arrival of May’s Greece pattern, which makes me excited for our trip to Greece in August! Cross stitch still remains one of my favourite crafts.
  • Crochet flowers for Make May Purple. Last month I had a lightbulb moment to make purple flowers to support Stroke Association’s ‘Make May Purple’ annual fundraising month. You can find out more about why I’m making them here and if you’d like to buy one for £3 pop over to my JustGiving page.
  • 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. 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.
On my radar
  • Simply Crochet’s bright granny square blanket. I’ve decided on the 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tilly and the Button’s Françoise dress. I completely forgot about this; my friend bought me this shift dress pattern for Christmas. I love the style of the dress, so perfect for me.
  • San Francisco tapestry cushion. I treated myself big time at the Knitting and Stitching, buying my first tapestry kit from Hannah Bass. I fell in love with her map designs and can’t wait to get started on this.
  • Weekender blanket with Stylecraft’s newest colours. I’ve wanted to make Cherry Heart’s blanket for a while and the newest colours from Stylecraft would be a great colour combination for it – plus when it was limited edition I bought two packs and have now idea what to do with them! Not sure I like how they’re joined in her pattern, so may look for something a bit different.
  • Scrap blanket for charity. I still have a lot of scrap yarns that I need to do something with, so I’m going to continue making blankets like the one I did for Freds and give them to a cat charity. I might opt for a big granny square blanket next time.

Boy that list is getting longer!

If you fancy seeing my previous month’s WIPs and progress, here are a couple of links for you – January, February, March and April.

So this month my main priority is making crochet flowers for Make May Purple. I’m also the type of crafter that needs a couple of other things on the go, when I need a break and to do something different; the Frosted Pumpkin cross stitch project and ripple blanket will fill that gap for me. I’d love to finish the ripple blanket but I know I’ve still got quite a bit to do on it – it’s turning out to be quite a big blanket because I set the width a bit too wide.

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

Thanks for reading and I hope you have a good week!

Leanne x

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

Hello! I’m back today sharing how I’m getting on with my crafting projects. If you fancy seeing my previous month’s WIPs and progress, here are a couple of links for you – January, February and March.


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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!

I actually think I’ve made pretty good head way and now I’ve finished project baby I feel good and ready to take on something new! So let’s check out the list –

Completed
  • We Make Collective weave. It’s finished, it’s finished! I started this project having literally no idea what to do and now have a finished weave hanging in my craft room – hurray for that! More pictures and notes on this coming next week, so in the meantime you can find out more about We Make Collective in a previous post.
  • Project baby. Equally as delighted this month to have both started and finished a fairly weighty project for my best friends’ baby boy. I can’t share pictures and details at the moment, but it’s a good’en and I’m excited to show you it.
Underway
  • The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery ‘Let’s go on an adventure’ stitch-along. Three months down and April’s pattern arrived in the early hours of Saturday. Still loving this project and having moments where I get completely hooked to cross stitch (even if it means I go to bed too late because I. Cannot. Stop. Stitching!).
  • Secret gift for a friend. My Nan gave me the free gift that came with Let’s Knit magazine (I’ll let you look it up since it’s a ‘secret’), so I’m making that – the majority is done and I’ll share a picture once it’s complete. Quite a cute little make that’s quite an easy one to work on while I watch (need to look away from) The Walking Dead.
  • 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. 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.
On my radar
  • Simply Crochet’s bright granny square blanket. I’ve decided on the 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tilly and the Button’s Françoise dress. I completely forgot about this; my friend bought me this shift dress pattern for Christmas. I love the style of the dress, so perfect for me.
  • San Francisco tapestry cushion. I treated myself big time at the Knitting and Stitching, buying my first tapestry kit from Hannah Bass. I fell in love with her map designs and can’t wait to get started on this.

So this month I’m planning to finish the ‘secret gift’, keep up to date with the Frosted Pumpkin stitch-along and maybe finish the Scraps granny square blanket. It’s been sitting there for so long and my stash of scraps is ever growing, so it really just needs finishing. That being said I really want to start on making socks, before it gets too warm and I hate wool until the autumn (anyone else?) and let’s not forget the tapestry kit, which is all kinds of gorgeous. Anyways… let’s see how it goes.

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

Hello! I’m back today sharing how I’m getting on with my crafting projects. The hope is that 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.  If you fancy seeing my previous month’s WIPs and progress, here are a couple of links for you – January and February.


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!

You might also spot two new additions to my ‘on my radar’ list – oops.

Completed
  • Fox slippers. This was my biggest make of February and took quite a bit of time. The pattern was from Mollie Makes issue 61, designed by Sincerely Louise, and I love the finished slippers. I’ll be sharing a post on them later this week.
  • Wool and the Gang Hemingway hat. I’ve now made three of these hats in total and I think I get faster each time. Love the pattern and the hat is so snug; my friend is going to love it I’m sure.
  • Heart shaped confetti for my friend’s wedding. This had been sitting on my shelf for ages, so one evening before bed I just sat and stamped the sheet of A3 yellow card and got it done. Feels so good to have them finished.
  • The New Craft House knickers. I took a Sunday afternoon out last month to sit and make these and it was great to take time out and sew; it’d been a while. Here’s how I got on.
Underway
  • The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery ‘Let’s go on an adventure’ stitch-along. January and February are complete and I made a start on March’s Netherlands theme at the weekend. It’s a bigger pattern so it’ll keep me busy this month.
  • 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.
On my radar
  • Project baby. My best friend and her husband are expecting a baby boy in June and I’ve now decided on the colours to use and what I want to make. My friend reads my blog from time to time, so I’ll lovingly refer to it as ‘Project baby’ from now on. 😉
  • Simply Crochet’s bright granny square blanket. I’ve decided on the 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.
  • 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.
  • Tilly and the Button’s Françoise dress. I completely forgot about this; my friend bought me this shift dress pattern for Christmas. I love the style of the dress, so perfect for me.
  • San Francisco tapestry cushion. I treated myself big time at the Knitting and Stitching show on Saturday, buying my first tapestry kit from Hannah Bass. I fell in love with her map designs and can’t wait to get started on this.

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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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!

Completed
  • 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.
Underway
  • 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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Life as a crafter: my current works in progress – January 2016

After sharing my goals on Thursday, I thought I’d kick off my new year blogging by sharing my current work in progress list; my plan being to regularly share updates with you to a) share what I’m up to and b) kick my butt into gear to get things finished and not avoid them and start something else because it looks pretty or the colours sway me. I’m so guilty of doing that!


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. No doubt this list will increase but hopefully I can keep things in check!

Completed
  • Wool and the Gang’s ‘Snood operator’ – so snuggly, this worked up really quickly and is perfect for the winter weather we’re having. The pattern is over on their website.
  • The second Heidi Bear Fatty Lumpkin pony. If you catch me on Instagram you’ll have spotted a pink and purple version being made; I’ve got a full write up and pics to share with you next week. I also wrote about it when it was a work in progress.
  • A HobbyCraft Christmas decoration. OK, it’s January, let’s move on from Christmas I hear you scream. But I made it and I loved hanging it on my tree last month.
  • MilliaMia fingerless gloves. I bought this book and the yarn for the gloves back in October 2014 and finally took the time to make them over the Christmas break. They came together really quickly and I’ve been wearing them ever since. I plan to blog about them soon.
Underway
  • 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
  • The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery ‘Let’s go on an adventure’ stitch-along. This is an ongoing project and the first pattern arrived a couple of days ago, so this’ll be on my underway list for the coming year. So excited to finally be stitching my first Frosted Pumpkin project. Read more about it here.
  • Fox slippers. I bought Mollie Makes issue 61 specifically for Sincerley Louise‘s pattern so I better make them soon! I hate to say it, but knowing me I bet they’re not finished until Autumn time, ready for the colder season. Oops.
  • 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.

What’s on your list? It’s a never ending one but I’m determined to get a few things finished before I start on anything new. Yeh, right, I bet I don’t stick to it. I’ll share this list again next month to see how I’ve got on.

Thanks for reading!

Leanne x

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