Monday, 4 February 2019

Craft projects which I am currently working on

I don't have a dedicated craft room, and so I do all my crafting in our study. It's a nice little room with my computer, bookshelves and a comfy sofa. At the moment though it's starting to look like a visual representation of my crafting to do list, with various bags and boxes strewn about, each one a different work in progress. It's starting to feel a little overwhelming, so I thought that I'd make a list of the things that I need to work on, so that I can start to tick a few of them off!

I'm loving doing some crafting ready for our Disney cruise later this year. I've already made a pin trading hanger and a treat holder, as well as some felt stocking ornaments for the ornament exchange. I still have enough felt to make a few more stocking ornaments so I have everything I need for those bagged up and ready to work on.

My next big crafting project for the cruise is to make the Fish Extender itself - the pocketed organiser that hangs next to the stateroom door and is used as a way to exchange gifts once on board. I have bought a plain over the door organiser from Amazon and I'm going with a Moana theme. There are four pockets, so we have one each which will have our name on it, and I'm making a front piece from felt for each one. I've got a bit of work to do yet - the concept is that the bottom pocket starts under the sea then as you move up you go through the waves, the beach and finish at the sky. Each pocket has a line from the song - "See the line...where the sky...meets the sea...it calls me".

There's lots to do, but here's where I'm at so far, I'll definitely share it once it's finished!

Name panels for a Disney cruise Fish Extender

Moving on from Disney, I've recently picked up again a project that I was struggling with and so had put to one side. It's a circular weaving kit from The Threshing Barn that my Mum bought for me at a craft fair. I like weaving, but I was struggling with getting the warp threads around the ring because of the curved surface. So I took apart what I had already done and started again, this time using fewer warp threads. This worked much better, and I'm much happier with it. So I've made a good start with the weaving, and I like it because I can just do a little bit at a time. I'm not sure that I can do it quite as well as in the pictures, but it's going to be fun to work on!

Circular weaving kit in progress


My Christmas cross stitch continues. I really want to have it finished by Christmas this year, but with all the other things I want to work on I do need to make an effort to get it done. Although I'm doing really well with the main cross stitch part there are lots of beads to be added which is going to take me a while.

Christmas cross stitch in progress

Finally, a project which has become somewhat buried under the others is my Persian Tiles blanket. I love this blanket and I really do want to finish it, I just need to get back into it!

Persian Tiles crochet blanket in progress

Let's hope that I can get a few of these projects ticked off. I'm going to be busy!

1 comment:

  1. wow - lots of projects to keep you busy! I love the Persian Tiles, soo pretty!

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