Wednesday, February 1, 2012

2012 So Far

January is over already! Where did it go? I got a lot done and I decided to be organised.

For anyone that wants to join me in being organised I have set up a monthly To Do linky party so after you have posted about what you achieved last month at Lily's Quilts, you can write what you need to get done in the month ahead. Want to join in? Write your To Do List for Feb and link it up here

Lawson and Lotti

And as for what I achieved in January, I think I did quite well

Nothing for me, all swaps, bee blocks and pressies but a fun and productive month. I set out to achieve the following in Jan:

Fashion Competition Dress - This was for Sew Hips Fashion Designer competition (my sketch was featured in the magazine) and was done and posted in plenty of time, fingers crossed I hear soon whether I got through to the next round

Bee Blocks:
3x6 Bee - I did a checkerboard block and posted a tutorial on how to foundation piece one of any size

Sew Bee Joyful - This month the theme was owls and I went for an origami inspired snowy owl

Piece Bee With You - The theme for this month was Mid-Century Design so I used some real life inspiration and went with my own sewing caddy

20 Superhero Costumes - Lawson turned 3 and had a superhero party for which I made 20 superhero outfits and 3 villain outfits. So much fun, definitely worth it

Alice in Wonderland quilt for Emily - This has been put on hold as sadly Emily is no longer with us. I will make this in the future for Emilys husband when things are not quite as raw

Write a tutorial each week for my new linky party Tutorial Tuesday. I've done pretty well with this, A Christmas Stocking tutorial, a quilted pouch tutorial and I have designed my own quilt block called the Katherine Wheel and written a tutorial for this too. I even set up my own flickr group, so if you use one of my tuts then id love you to add your pics here

Lawson and Lotti

Wish List:

Start at least 1 of the 2 quilts I need to make for my sisters belated wedding pressies (anyone else see a theme here!) - I didn't manage to do this


I did make the Horny Whale Cushion for the Crafty Campers Christmas pressie swap (have a close look at the pic to see why he has been given this name)

Head over to Lilys Quilts and see how everyone else got on in Jan


Pomona said...

Wow! Those are very impressive lists! January was a bit of a disaster for me and I only made one thing, but who knows, maybe February will be a bit better?

Pomona x

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

You've done really well in January - some lovely makes! I'll put together a to do list and come back soon :)

ScissorsandThread said...

Lovely things - I think I spy lots of paperpiecing?

Annabella said...

I think you need to dedictate February to some lovely makes for you! Well done - you`ve achieved a lot.

Katy Cameron said...

Busy little month! Good luck with the wish list

Katie said...

Great idea, I definitely need to plan ahead a little more rather than just working on random projects. Maybe I'll actually tackle this ever growing unfinished pile!

Sandra Kaye said...

Great job!! Love the little owl!! Hugs

Sarah said...

Very admirable planning! Lovely makes too, loved the paper piecing! said...

I am so trying that Katherine Wheel block. It's really fabulous

deborah said...

Impressive month... good luck with the fashion competition!