Sunday, March 20, 2011

February Finished Projects

OK, time for the update on finished projects for February.  This might've been more impactful had I done it 2 weeks ago, but better late than never!

In no particular order, as I work on multiple projects at one time:

Katie and Emma's Easter dresses.  Technically, there not done, as I still have to do the embroidery around the hems, but for my purposes today, they are done.  I'm going to wait until all 8 pieces are done, and embroider them all at once.  To refresh your memory, these are new projects, done with new yarn.

Here is a batch of 6 chemo caps that I made for the ministry group I joined at our church.  The back one is a crocheted baseball cap, done in 100% cotton yarn, that I had in my stash.  The red hat and the dice hat are actually reversible; I've pictured one hat each way.  These are "do-rags", made with fabric from my stash.  The two ribbed hats on the left are made from recycled wool sweaters, purchased over a year ago from a thrift store, so they count as from my stash.  The blue hat in front was actually my first crocheted hat.  It was made from primarily new yarn.  The tiny little bit of contrast trim was stash yarn.  Look for future blog posts about these.

This was probably my most fun (and most time consuming!) project for February!  I made this cute tote bag, not because I really need another tote bag, (although can you ever really have too many of them?), but because I had 3/4 of a wool sweater that I needed to do something with.  Also, to see if I could do it.  Everything used for this bag was a stash item:  recycled wool sweater, denim fabric, lining, fusible fleece, thread, and mat board for the frame work.  I'm very happy with how this worked out, and use it all the time now.  Look for an upcoming blog about this one too!

So, not a lot to show, but they've all been fairly sizable projects.  I also worked on Abby's dress, but didn't finish it by February 28, so it's not here.  There are miscellaneous small projects in the works also, as well as 2 more chemo caps on crochet hooks.  And I finished another cap last night, but then again, it's March, isn't it?  I'll save those for next month!

Recap:  9 projects started and finished for February.  3 were made with new materials, 6 from stash materials.  Not too bad, if you ask me!  Happy crafting!


  1. You have amazing talent! You'll have to teach me how to crochet. Absolutely beautiful!

  2. Thanks, Marlo! I'd love to teach you, just let me know when. But remember, I'm just learning how myself!