Monday, April 27, 2015

The May Penguin Pail

But it's  not May yet! Yes, I know, but I finished my April list early and want to get going on next month! I will outline my basic list here.

Some of this  month's  patterns

1. Giraffe

2. Monkey (started 5/3)
Sketched out the color combos

Starting at the top of the head with his cute little curl.

3. Elephant

4. Puzzle ball - started 5/17, finished 5/19

There are three "puzzle pieces" that fit together to make the elephant

5. Fancy Owl

6. Owl bag (started  4/27)
Thursday night - at start of movie night.

Thursday night - at end of movie night.

Took the basic idea of the owl bag and downsized to a little girl purse... sorry about the picture. Finished late at night, and haven't had a chance to get some good daylight pics yet.

7. Minion Tissue box cover, design try #2

8. Plane - started 5/14 and ran out of fiberfill... should finish up 5/15

9. Car
 The problem with some of these projects is that they're so much fun, I want to make another rather than moving on to the next project...

Yup, made another one...

10. Minion Doll

So, there is the list. Some are from existing patterns, others done from pictures, others made up as I go along.

5/8 Update - so, the month is about 25% done, and I'm about 25% done with my list... on track! Hoping to finish up two projects this weekend!

5/10  Update - 1/3 done with the month, 40% done with the list. I'm ahead of the game! 

5/14 Update - Almost halfway through the month, and 60% done! Just need to finish Monkey, puzzle ball, airplane and Tissue box
8 down, two to go!

DONE Sunday  5/24

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The April Penguin Pail

March was busy... crazy busy. I got my biggest ever special order, and it kept me busy for a couple of weeks! That pushed everything else from March's Penguin Pail to the back burner.

So, for April, I am just carrying over a lot of March's list. I need to restock some Minion items for two craft shows in April, and I just want to finish up some of the projects that have been languishing in my basket for a while!

This post looks so boring with no pictures, but I plan on knocking these projects (and more) out in rapid succession, putting up pictures of finished items!

1. The Mermaid lapghan
Done on April 27!

Making progress!

2. Rainbow  Monkey
Finished 4/21

3. Elephant

Finished 11:30 PM on April 1st - I love this little guy! I want to make another one! (So I did...)

The first elephant was a special order that needed to be finished for Easter. I liked the pattern, but he was rather small, so I tried making another one with three strands of yarn together, and a larger hook. That's Elephant #2 above.

4. Shark Pants - after making a couple of pairs of monster pants, somebody suggested shark pants. I'm making these up by playing with another pattern.

Almost done. Needs yarn teeth rather than paper.

Baby shark shorts done  

5. Grady Blue Owl

6. Minion Gloves - started 4/21, finished 4/23
Not the best pic... late night, dim lighting. Will get a picture on some hands in daylight soon!

7. Minion Doll - started 4/23

Update #1 The month is more than half done, so I took accounts of what I had in progress... three projects in the works on Saturday, April 18th. Focusing on those projects, I made some very good progress on two of them! Shark shorts and the Rainbow Monkey should be finished this week!

Saturday  4/18 - 3 WIP

I took a break from my Penguin Pail to make this headband for my youngest daughter. She saw the pattern when I printed it out and said if I made one, she would wear it. She went with me on a trip to Hobby Lobby and picked out the yarn color. I lost track of my row count and made it too big. I had to adjust the button three times before it was snug enough to stay on the way she wanted. Note to self: next time, count the rows!

Since I finished up the Rainbow Monkey last night, I have hope that I might actually FINISH my Penguin Pail this month!

4/25 update:

Having  a very slow day at a craft show, so got in some design time. Made these up as I went along:

April 27 update - DONE!!