Okay, still trying to get back into the crafting mood. I’ve been keeping busy working on my novel, training for my half marathon, & the eternal trying to catch up around the house. (Am I the only person who finds this impossible? I miss living alone & having only my own messes to clean up.)
So, in the spirit of putting my feet to the fire to get things done, here are the projects I plan to do this week:
1. Crochet an ewok! My neice asked me to crochet her an ewok with a red cape for her birthday. Her birthday was a few weeks ago & I haven’t even started it:~/ I just haven’t been able to get myself motivated to do any crafting in months. Anyone else have that problem?
I found a cute free pattern on Ravelry. It is made with sport weight yarn, & I play to use worsted weight to make it bigger. I bought dolls eyes for it & it’ll be my first time using those. Learning new stuff!
Wicket the Ewok by Lucy Ravenscar on Ravelry
2. Make a car clicker fob for my Dad. I broke the ring that holds it on the key chain off his & so far none of my attempts to reattach it have worked. I bought some clear, thin vinyl & University of Alabama patterned fabric for it. I already have snaps, so I am going to create a pattern for his clicker to make a holder that will snap over the ring for the key chain. That should be fun. I finally got my sewing machine out of storage, but haven’t used it yet, though I’m not sure this will be big enough to use the machine. I’m not even sure I remember how to use it.
3. Make an armband for running. I need something that will hold my phone, mp3 player, & a few small things like my car key & ID. The mp3 player is small & will clip on, so it doesn’t need to be very big. I use a run tracker on my phone, so need that (plus you know, safety, & naturally I catch up on texts & fb during my cool down walk because I’m obsessed like that). It would be easier if I just used the mp3 player on my phone, but I am very attached to my little orange mp3 player.
I have a few patterns pinned, plus I have something similar in a book, so I’m not sure if I’ll use an established pattern or just wing it. Most likely I’ll end up doing a hybrid. Since I don’t sew a lot, it’s helpful to be able to piggy-back off of someone else’s experience. Here are the two I have pinned. The first one is closest to what I want. Oh, & I now I happen to have the vinyl:D
Source: favecrafts.com via Joy on Pinterest
Source: makeit-loveit.com via Joy on Pinterest
4. Make a pouch for my phone. I think I’m going to try crocheting one with a ribbed ripple stitch. I’ll have to dig through my stash & see what colors I have. This is pretty basic, so I’ll just be winging my own pattern.
That’s my week. The ewok & the clicker fob are the two most important ones. I really need to get that ewok done. (I did buy her a gift though, so I had something to give her at her birthday party.)
My niece at her 8th birthday party.
Anyone else have crafting plans for the week?