(Closed) Crafty Bees…what NWR craft are you working on now?

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Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m working on crocheting an afghan for my SO, it was supposed to be a Christmas present a few years ago but it never got finished.  We got a kitten who made it very difficult to work with yarn! I started working on it again though, hoping to have it done for his birthday this year.  πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I finished making a pair of curtains for my living room a few weeks ago …and then I decided I wanted new throw pillows for the couch. I finally found some cute fabrics (40% with a coupon, yay!) so I’ll be starting that project soon.

I haven’t decided if I’ll make them zippered covers or just the standard “envelope” kind. I’d like to make some reversable ones (flip inside out, not just around to show another fabric) but I haven’t found a tutorial I like on that yet.

I’m also excited that I’ll soon have enough scraps for the quilt I’ve been dying to make!

Post # 6
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Helper bee

@MissBoPeep: WTG on crocheting. I never could get the hang of it. My mom does it all the time and I have several very nice, very cozy blankets in the exact colors I want. All of my loops always fell out, lol… awful at crafts in that sense.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My wedding is over…so I’ve been into all sorts of crafts to fill time now!  I’m making baby blankets and bibs with my new sewing maching, and I’ve been painting some pottery.  πŸ™‚  Here are (huge) pics, just for fun!! 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

I wish I had time to do Not Wedding Related crafts right now πŸ™  Last year, I painted two birdhouses, made headbands with daisies on them, and made my first diaper cake, cradle, and cupcakes.  I had soo much time on my hands!  Now, I am all wedding, all the time.  I hope (in order to fill the void) after the wedding to learn to crochet.  I’d also like to re-learn how to use a sewing machine and start making things.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

@mrs_pugetsound: Oh, the little crab looks so happy! Good job on all that stuff.

I l-o-v-e making baby stuff. I’ve got a young niece that I’m thinking of making a pillowcase sundress for when it gets a bit warmer out. It sounds a little crazy but the idea really is ingenious.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I have a yarn wreath on the go that I need to finish up. I just got supplies yesterday for the Valentine’s Day swap. I might get overzealous and make some extra cards to send to friends πŸ™‚ I’d like to needlefelt some more toy mice with catnip inside soon. Oh and I have a scarf to work on. The one I made for my mom for Christmas turned out really cute πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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Helper bee

@bakerella: Oh, that is very nice. Is that one of those “eternal” (maybe infinity?) scarf things that’s just one giant loop? She looks so happy, like she could be in a sunny meadow frolicking in slow-motion. πŸ™‚

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

The valentines day card swap of course! haha i’m also working on a scrapbook for my parents 40th anniversary. They seriously have a HUGE box of photos that have never ever been organized.

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@bakerella: you can never have too many scarves!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@LuckyClover: It’s at the end of February, hopefully I can keep my butt in gear this time around and actually get it finished! 

@Diet Coke:  My grandmother taught me how to crochet when I was little so it comes pretty easily to me now.  I usually stick to smaller projects because I don’t have the longest attention span though!

I’m starting to get back into sewing too, I made our Christmas stockings a few weeks ago, and I was super proud of how well they came out!

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Diet Coke: It is! I messed it up a little, but since it’s all wrapped around, you can’t really find the mistakes unless you’re looking for them. You can’t see it in the photo but it has all these tiny gold sequins on it. My mom saw it at a craft show and she loved it, but they only sold it in a knit it yourself kit, so I bought it when she had moved on to another booth and slaved over it for her Christmas present πŸ™‚ It took me a lot longer than I expected because they were giant 14 gauge needles and really fine yarn, it was so annoying. I think overall, it took me like 2 months to get it done. Ugh.

Post # 16
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Worker bee

I just finished crocheting a cover for my new Kindle Touch, I fell in love with this one I saw on Etsy and decided it was time to to relearn crocheting:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/66589686/crochet-kindle-cover-winter-white

It turned out great! But now I have tons of leftover yarn in all different colors. So Crochet Bees – do you have any suggestions/patterns for projects for me? I’d say I’m an ambitious beginner, but not up to the time commitment of blankets or afghans yet

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