05 January, 2018

Ok, wow .. it was a crafty year!

As we have now said good bye to 2017,  I thought I'd do a quick recap on the stuff that I had made ...what I wasn't expecting was the amount of stuff that I had made!  I found photos of stuff that I'd make and had totally slipped my mind!  So to review it all, I've divided it up into groups: Bags, Yarn stuff & (other) sewing stuff.   

First off, let's do the bags as they were the most challenging things to make and I'm quite proud of them!
From left to right starting at the top: 
Triple Pouch - my most recent finish and one that I'm super proud of!  
Dr Who box pouch - I made this for Joe for school and he used it everyday.
Teachers gift pouch - something made quickly in a day & turned out lovely.
Small Backpack - a fun make, good for stuffing coats into for cartrips
Double Zip Bag - I LOVE this, I use this everyday as it sits nicely on the couch & holds my crochet.
Maija Tote - a bag for a friend, I wanted it to be a super surprise in her letterbox!
Daisy Girl bag - a cute little, easy sew bag for my Laney.
Duo Wallet - I used this purse a lot.
Open Wide backpack - I made this for Joe for school but we walk & often get rained upon & no matter how much waterproofer spray I used, it just wasn't enough. It's now used as a holiday bag.


From left to right starting at the top: 
Skort for me - I wear this all the freakin' time & have 3 more on my sewing table - best skirt ever!
Tula skirt - for Laney for Christmas. She loved the colours & the 'twirl' of the skirt.
Foldup dish - folds flat but I keep it clipped to my sewing machine for all the cottony rubbish
(big photo) Laney's peacock top - she LOVES this & it was super easy to make
Sewing machine ornaments - lots of fun to make & perfect penpal presents
Yellow & black dress for Laney - she wore this heaps in winter
Oops, got the open wide backpack in this grid too 
Quiet Time book - this came in handy with sick during winter, glad I had it on hand.
ha, got this small backpack in this grid too -- double oops, I suppose!
Fairy Crown & wand - this looked beautiful on Laney
Fabric cardi - wore this a lot in winter, love the deep pockets
Itty bitty scrap bassinet - Joe has this sitting by his bed, he adores it!
Scrap skirt for Laney - I swear she wears this about 4 times a week, I have to ask to wash it for her!
Pencil case - just so cute ... in fact too cute cos I can't decide what I want to use it for!
Magic rabbit - it's a rabbit in a hat.
Small pouches - great for gifts, also made me some for my sewing bits & bobs.
Outfit for me - made myself a top & trousers and continue to wear them all the time.
Small foldup pouches - super cute but I can't decide what to use them for.
Art Caddy - made this for Laney and she often drags it up the hall to use at the kitchen table.


From left to right starting at the top: 
Holey Cowl - made this for a friend as I now it snows when it's winter there.
Granny Cowl - wanted to make a granny square type cowl, just because. Not blogged yet!
Annie's Ted - a cute teddy bear for a special 1st birthday.
Dog purse - saw the pattern, had to make it due to the cuteness factor.
Vest for Joe - he loved this so much, he tried to give me all his money from his moneybox as a thankyou!
Hygge Wrap - I wore this heaps in winter. Loved making it & feel pretty proud when I wear it.
Bunny dress - another 'gotta make this cos it's cute' thing.
Bear jumper - yep, too cute to NOT make!! 
Denim dress - something warm & cute for my girl.
Princess blanket - I made this the year before but it's too small & kinda useless, so I've been adding extra rows to the outer edge to make it useable.
Boxy - I.Knitted.Myself.A.Jumper.     ....and I love it!
Crochet bag - guess what I keep in this? Yep, my crochet!
Heart jumper - I just had to make this to see what it would look like with a yellow heart!


So, that then set me thinking "what are my favourite makes in 2017, what was used the most?"
Hygge wrap. I love the element of crochet & embroidery mixed into the one project. The wrap was also lined and I had splurged on Liberty fabric, resulting in a super warm wrap which was perfect for those cold days walking to & from school.
Skort. I made this mid-winter and didn't actually try it on as it was too cold but now that it's summer, I wear it nearly every day. I'm actually going to sew myself some more this week.
Double Zip Gear Bag. Totally in love with it. I love how it sits up nice & solidly and holds a good amount of work in it. Best project bag ever.
Peacock top that I made Laney. She looks super gorgeous in it and it was honestly, one of the easiest sews ever. 

Would you believe that there are still crafty stuff that I have made that I haven't blogged about yet?!!  I can think of a couple of bags, a top, some crochet stuff but hey, I've been busy!

Have you had a busy year? What was YOUR favourite thing that either I made or you made yourself?


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