Crafts in progress

I seem to have a few irons in the fire at the moment, and keep finding more projects and challenges to commit to. Here is a taste of the projects to come.

As I mentioned previously, I’m making an entry in Spring Top Week on Made by Rae.My top is almost complete, and I just have to make some finishing touches and take some photos this week.

Sew Spoiled Weekender Tote Sew Along also caught my attention, so I’m going to give that a go as another project for me (well, it is my birthday this week, so why not spoil myself). I’m not too good at coordinating prints, so I’m only going to use two fabrics, with plain blue for most of the bag, and a blue flower pattern for inside the pleat:

I’ve also committed to take part in Elsie Marley’s kid clothes week challenge. For the week of May 10-17, the challenge is to spend an hour each day working on clothes for your kid’s – or kids’– summer wardrobe. It will be winter wardrobe for me in Australia. I’m really looking forward to attacking the pile of material and thrift store items for re-purposing that I’ve been collecting over the last month or two. It’s just the motivation I need. I’ll hopefully be making a couple of pairs of pants and some long-sleeve shirts for my little man.

My felt corn is also in progress, which is a combination of a few different tutorials out there. I seem to have made things more complicated than I need to, but we’ll see how they turn out.

I’ve also decided to give homemade Mother’s Day presents this year, but I can’t mention what they are for now! I’m also in the middle of making curtains for the future Number Two’s bedroom.

Finally, I’m getting (have already got) a serger (overlocker) for my birthday, so there will be a few projects to come as I work out how to use it (anyone got some simple projects for a beginner???).

Wow, now that I’ve written it all down, I realise why I’m feeling so tired! Just keep plugging away – no need to rush these things!