WIP Wednesday: The final

WIP Wed

 

I feel my Wednesday WIP posts only ever show such small amounts of progress because of the small amount of time I get to sew that I may no longer write them. It’s really feeling like more of a filler post, than being anything of substance…and that’s not the content I want my blog to comprise of. So this will be the last WIP Wednesday post. I will probably do progress posts in the future, but they won’t be set on a specific timeframe. I feel this is how it needs to work for me right now.

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50 Shades of…Blue

There have been a lot of baby quilts in my life lately! So many friends having babies, and it’s so lovely.

The hardest thing for this girl though, is in keeping the design simple so that it doesn’t take me months and months to get the quilt completed.

I was inspired by this quilt when it popped up in my Facebook feed one day. I thought it was such a simple, yet striking quilt for a little one and very easy to piece together. So I made it my mission to start collecting as much Kona as possible. Luckily my friend Sel from Mad Quilter’s Disease had completed an AMAAAAZING original quilt using 250+ Kona solids a couple of years ago (seriously, check it out here) so I knew she had lots of Kona in her stash that she would be happy to let me raid and pay for.

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Hopping to it…

Wow, it’s the beginning of June! At the end of this month half of 2015 will have been done and dusted! I have to say I haven’t quite achieved all I had aimed for by this point in the year, but I am somehow OK with that. With every project I do complete I feel a great sense of achievement, and I know I have wandered off the path a little bit, but that’s OK.

This post is about one of those projects that wasn’t on the Must Make List, but I decided it needed to be finished so that some little person could enjoy him/her (and I have also since decided that Peanut will be the recipient as her birthday is coming up in less than 2 weeks!!).

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Introducing Flopsy Bunny

I started this pattern (a free download pattern from Ravelry) just under 2 years ago. It was going to be a present for a friend’s little baby girl. I must have been in newborn baby haze (my little girl was about 4 weeks old at the time)…how did I think I was going to be able to devote time to crafting?? It’s only been in the last 6-7 months that I have come to learn what are the acceptable times in my girls day that I can devote to a little bit of sewing etc!!

I did manage to get a head and body done when I first started, and then these dismembered body parts lay stuffed (literally) in a bag under my desk waiting patiently to see the light of day. A couple of weeks I decided it was time to cross this WIP off the list.

Flopsy bunny (I named him/her after the precious toy bunny  my great Aunt made for me when I was two…he is no longer with us, poor Flopsy) is made from an acrylic yarn from Spotlight (Moda Vera Magnum 8ply, I think, it was just in my stash and since starting it the bands have disappeared). I underestimated how much purple yarn I had left, hence Flopsy has white ears!

Flopsy is 20″ (51cm) long and filled with a siliconised polyester filling for toys from Lincraft. He/She is still quite cuddly despite being firmly stuffed! I decided to embroider the face on because it was going to be for a toddler, and I kept it very simple with the simple cross for the nose and no mouth.

Introducing Flopsy Bunny

Flopsy’s close up!

I also learned a new stitch doing this bunny. The loop stitch is used to make the tail. I think it looks cute.

Flopsy-Bunny-back

Rear view

Finally, because I don’t think any animals should really be locked away inside all the time…here is Flopsy in the wild!

Relaxing in the great outdoors!

Relaxing in the great outdoors!

Flopsy is the third toy I have crocheted. I’m quite proud of him/her but I would love to hear what you think!

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WIP Wednesday (on a Thursday): The twenty first

WIP Wed

1. Secret Solids Project

Three blocks done, six more to go! Gosh this is taking too long!!

2. Heart Quilt

I’m pulling this one out to get it finished and gifted.

Backing needs to be pieced, then it’s onto quilting and binding.

For a special bub

For a special bub

3. All the Other Things ongoing but not being worked on…

Green Tea and Sweet Beans

Bee Hive Quilt blocks

Knitting project

Aviatrix Medallion

Jelly Jam Quilt

Double Wedding Ring Quilt

Secret mini quilt.

As usual I will be linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced!

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WIP Wednesday (on a Thursday): The twentieth

WIP Wed

1. Baby Plus Quilt

Basting done…and I’ve actually started quilting!!

Basted!

Basted!

2. Green Tea and Sweet Beans

Nothing more than last time.

3. Bee Hive Quilt

April block, another Wanta Fanta, is done.

Wanta Fanta

Wanta Fanta

4. Secret Solids Project

There is progress but I really don’t think I should share yet. But I am loving it!

5. All the Other Things ongoing…

Knitting project

Aviatrix Medallion

Jelly Jam Quilt

Double Wedding Ring Quilt

Secret mini quilt.

As usual I will be linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced!

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