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To Craft List

I seem to go in cycles of not crafting so much, and then all of a sudden my head is filled with ideas and I’m jotting down lists left and right of projects I want to start.  I think the last quilt I made was last September, and I didn’t sew at all for a few months… and then it was time to pack up and move across the country!  But now I’m all moved in and the guest room is all set up for crafting… and I have a million ideas!

So I thought I’d set down some of those wandering ideas in one place.  Pinterest is great for collecting inspiration, but sometimes I need a physical list to stay focused.  I’ve shared lists like this before… not necessarily a To-Do-For-Sure list, more of a Maybe-I’ll-Do List.  Those are fun too!

To Craft:

  • Biscornu
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What’s a biscornu??  (You might ask.)  I’d never heard of one until they started popping up all over Instagram on my favorite cross stitcher’s feeds.  These pincushions have quite a quirky shape and look like such a fun accessory!  My tomato pincushion from a million years ago is getting overloaded, so this would be a fun addition to the craft room.

I bought this exact pattern from Satsuma Street and she has a tutorial on her blog for putting it together!

  • House quilt.
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I’m hoping to make a wall hanging for over the couch in the living room, with the idea that I can switch out the quilts whenever I want new colors, or for holidays, or when the mood strikes.  I think it’ll be fun to decorate with fabric, and there’s no nail holes to spackle when I want a change!  Houses have really been speaking to me and I think they would be so cute in the living room.

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I am in love with this pattern by Esch House Quilts – in fact, I already bought it and am gathering fabrics to put it together.  I’ve never actually used a pattern before, so I hope it goes well.  The pattern is in black and white, but I think I’m going to do navy blue and white.  But I love the black/white palette of the original… so maybe I’ll make a mini version as well!

  • Jelly Roll Race quilt.
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One jelly roll, one hour = one fast quilt!  At least that’s the claim.  I’ve always wanted to make a strip quilt, and this seems like a fun way to use a jelly roll (40 strips of fabric from a coordinating line).  I’ve even seen some variations where you slice up the quilt top to make a Chines Coins or Rail Fence quilt… this could be another option for the living room, if I like the colors of the fabric line.

  • Strippy Table Runner.
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I’ve had this on my mind for a while, and I think I’m going to give it a try.  It seems pretty easy with a really cute finished product – and there’s so many possibilities!  I especially like the idea of using holiday-specific colors for an easy decoration that can be used each year.

  • Mermaid Cross Stitch.
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I actually don’t have a pic, but trust me… it’s adorable!  There’s a mermaid and a puffer fish and little houses on the beach… I actually bought the pattern from Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery a couple months ago, and I’m glad I did because it’s no longer available!  I have all the fabric and floss, so there’s nothing stopping me but having enough time to get started.  So far I’ve framed all of my cross stitch projects but I’d like to look into other ways of displaying the finished product.  A mini quilt with the cross stitch as a center panel would be pretty cool… I don’t have a nautical collage wall anymore, but I still have those two nautical mini quilts, and this could be the perfect addition to make it a trio!

  • Hoop Art.
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At one time I thought I’d add a few hoops to my nautical collage wall, but I never did… so now I have a whole pile of hoops and no plans for them (I use a Q-Snap for my cross stitching).  There are so many cute ideas… and I especially like the wrapped hoops for coordinating a bunch of mismatched hoops.

Since I’ve actually already started on a couple of these and have materials for others, maybe this list might be more realistic than past lists… or maybe not!  It’s fun to keep looking and planning and brainstorming too.

Does anybody else have too many ideas and too little time?

5 thoughts on “To Craft List

  1. your biscornu (I must admit Id never heard of them before) looks gorgeous, love the black and white edging, think it goes great with the bright colours. Those multicoloured houses are absolutely adorable! 🙂

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