That means I need to make up a new Penguin Pail.
Life has been crazy and I haven't had the time to get one together!
Today's #CreativeDaily keyword is "Getting Started" - so here I go! I'll just make up an ambitious list off the top of my head!
July 2015 Penguin Pail
1. Finish both of the WIP I currently have started: DONE
Monster Granny Squares. It will take 36 squares: 18 Monsters, 9 solid color squares with off-white border, and 9 off-white squares. I have 14 of the 36 squares done. At the back left of the picture, you can see my other WIP (Work in Progress) - Baby Shark Slippers. I have one done and the other one started. Should be able to finish up with a few more hours' work.
|Finished July 6th|
|Finished shark slipper on a wiggly 9-month-old!|
2. Jake the Giraffe - DONE
I want to make another striped giraffe, one of my best sellers. I wasn't sure of what color scheme to use until my daughter was talking about a wedding she attended. She said the color scheme was coral and navy blue and that she really liked that together. So, I made a trip to Hobby Lobby and used a gift card to pick up a few skeins of yarn:
Stripe Generator at the Biscuits and Jam website and punched in my color choices, then refreshed a few times until I got a stripe pattern that caught my eye. Now I can start on Jake (the groom at the above-mentioned wedding was named Jacob).
|Jake is all done!|
3. Hooded Dinosaur Blanket. ( Pattern Here ) - DONE!
Snappy Tots offered a free pattern last month, and I got this one free... so I bought some yarn and am eager to get going on this project!
|Two evenings' work|
|Doesn't quite fit my 5'8" daughter, but she loves it!|
4. Bucket of Fun Project - DONE
|Got it filled!|
I haven't gotten around to it yet, but I am going to fill it with balls of yarn and mostly-used up skeins, and work on little projects through the month to finish it off. I'm eager to pop out a few more Twirly Birds and Mini Teddy Bears.
|Project #1 from the bin|
|A few more projects from the scrap bin: a lion and a cupcake!|
|This finished off a ball of yarn from the bin!|
|Manny the Monster is using up yarn scraps like crazy|
|This Patriotic Pony almost finished off the red, white & blue variegated yarn.|
|Manuel de Monster - done!|
|Made up a little striped owl as I went along...|
|Two more projects finished 7/22 & 7/23 - mini turtle & yellow dishcloth|
|And then I did an old favorite - Calypso the Kooky Owl!|
|This was before I made the two owls. Now the gallon-sized bag is about half full.|
July 23 - about a week left in July, and the yarn is almost gone.
|Sugar-free, gluten-free, high-fiber cupcake! ;)|
|Started out as an owl, turned out to be an alien...|
|Sam the Owl finished off the red, white & blue variegated!|
|All that's left Friday morning, 7/24|
5. Another Amish Puzzle Ball critter! Maybe a dinosaur this time... okay, a turtle. Started 7/29
Finished July with 18 of the 25 pieces done. Should be done by Monday!
Since this list of 5 items will probably generate about 30 finished items, I think I'll end there!
Let the July crafting begin!