I HAVE been doing some crafts in the last quarter of 2013. Not as many paper crafts, which I always thought as my “go to crafts”. Some were swaps, some were presents.
My first attempt at purling as well as knitting – loving the pattern, miscounted rows / stitches though, so will unravel and try again. Also have future plans for some things using those patterns… They are from “holynarf” on Ravelry.
Some hats I knitted for the “Big Knit 2013”. Never managed to buy an innocent smoothie with a hat myself though, shame really! Definitely will knit more this year.
My tags for the Christmas Tag swap at the Edinburgh Crop
A crocheted Dalek egg cozy which I transformed into a plushie. Have to improve my bobble-stitch mind (first time I ever stitched those). Another pattern from Ravelry.
Some Halloween “Ephemera” and a Candy corn hat for a Halloween Swap on Craftster (currently my favourite craft forum)
A Mug rug for a swap on a FB Sewing group (my first mug rug and first ever pocket!)
My pennants for the Christmas Banner swap at the Edinburgh Crop (everyone was allocated a letter, and then colour schemes were agreed).
The only handmade Christmas card this year – for my BF Sharon.
Some “stash busting” thanks to Pinterest – Christmas presents for friends, BIL and hubby.
Two more mug rugs, presents for MIL and Hubby (BIG Ted Kord – Blue Beetle – fan, and as DC doesn’t provide ANY items for this character I think I will be crafting more than my share for that!
Oh, and last but not least – my favourite mug rug so far! Double sided one, for a geeky swap on Craftster. One side dedicated to Loki (incl. freehand embroidery while having a "pattern" on the laptop) and the other to the 9th Doctor.
Have been pinning a lot already for future projects, now just need time and “conviction” to start doing something!!
As for JYC 2013 … due to the Adamson Manor having the lurgy over Christmas period it didn’t happen. That’s my excuse and I stick to it! I’ll probably post some back dated posts for some (all?) prompts and then do (pages for) the album whenever I feel like it. Best not stress about it.
Onwards and upwards with crafts … have a couple of new things I want to try in 2014, too!