Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Getting Started...

Wow, it's July.

That means I need to make up a new Penguin Pail.

Life has been crazy and I haven't had the time to get one together!

Today's #CreativeDaily keyword is "Getting Started" - so here I go! I'll just make up an ambitious list off the top of my head!

July 2015 Penguin Pail

1. Finish both of the WIP I currently have started: DONE

I am working on a baby blanket made of Monster Granny Squares. It will take 36 squares: 18 Monsters, 9 solid color squares with off-white border, and 9 off-white squares. I have 14 of the 36 squares done. At the back left of the picture, you can see my other WIP (Work in Progress) - Baby Shark Slippers. I have one done and the other one started. Should be able to finish up with a few more hours' work.

Finished July 6th

Finished shark slipper on a wiggly 9-month-old!

2. Jake the Giraffe - DONE
I want to make another striped giraffe, one of my best sellers. I wasn't sure of what color scheme to use until my daughter was talking about a wedding she attended. She said the color scheme was coral and navy blue and that she really liked that together. So, I made a trip to Hobby Lobby and used a gift card to pick up a few skeins of yarn:
I went over to the Stripe Generator at the Biscuits and Jam website and punched in my color choices, then refreshed a few times until I got a stripe pattern that caught my eye. Now I can start on Jake (the groom at the above-mentioned wedding was named Jacob).

Jake is all done!

3. Hooded Dinosaur Blanket. ( Pattern Here ) - DONE!
  Snappy Tots offered a free pattern last month, and I got this one free... so I bought some yarn and am eager to get going on this project!

Two evenings' work
This project has been at a standstill due to the weather. It has been so hot and sticky that I haven't been able to stand having a heavy blanket across my lap as I work on it!

Finished 7/30/15

Doesn't quite fit my 5'8" daughter, but she loves it!

4. Bucket of Fun Project - DONE
Got it filled!
My "how many projects" last month was fun... so I'm going to do it again, on a slightly larger scale. I have an empty tub from pretzels.

I haven't gotten around to it yet, but I am going to fill it with balls of yarn and mostly-used up skeins, and work on little projects through the month to finish it off. I'm eager to pop out a few more Twirly Birds and Mini Teddy Bears.
Project #1 from the bin
A few more projects from the scrap bin: a lion and a cupcake!
This finished off  a ball of yarn from the bin!

Manny the Monster is using up yarn scraps like crazy

This Patriotic Pony almost finished off the red, white & blue variegated yarn.

Manuel de Monster - done!

Made up a little striped  owl as I went along...
Two more projects finished 7/22 & 7/23 - mini turtle & yellow dishcloth

And then I did an old favorite - Calypso the Kooky Owl!
This was before I made the two owls. Now the gallon-sized bag is about half full.

July 23 - about a week left in July, and the yarn is almost gone.

Sugar-free, gluten-free, high-fiber cupcake! ;)

Started out as an owl, turned out to be an alien...

Sam the Owl finished off the red, white & blue variegated!
All that's left Friday morning, 7/24

5. Another Amish Puzzle Ball critter! Maybe a dinosaur this time... okay, a turtle. Started 7/29
The project starts with lots of little pieces... 12 wedges, head segment, leg segments, tail... I have ten of 12 wedges done as of 7/30 evening.

Finished July with 18 of the 25 pieces done. Should be done by Monday! 

Since this list of 5 items will probably generate about 30 finished items, I think I'll end there!

Let the July crafting begin!

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic! I love your challenges and that you actually got them done! Good on you. And such cute projects, too. :D