I have decided to challenge myself. This time it is a real big challenge. I have decided to focus on making 4 sewing projects per week. In addition to that I cannot buy any fabric until my current list of projects is complete. I do have one exception to the buying of fabric, Nick and I need new hiking jackets and we are eventually going to go to Seattle Fabrics to buy the material. Other then that though I can't buy anything but notions. I have made my project list to focus on the fabrics I have in my closet, so there shouldn't be any issues. I can always add projects as long as I have the fabric for them. With this new challenge I should be able to finish up a lot of projects that I have been wanting to do as well as clean out my closet a little. I keep everyone posted on my progress as well as posting the projects I complete (as long as they are not Christmas presents).
Anyway onto what I have been up to. Nick and I have been very busy with hiking and spending time with friends and family. I have officially started my Christmas shopping, which is mostly fabric to make a lot of the gifts. I have 5 of my 25 gifts complete. I'm hoping my new goal will help to finish them. I have been finishing up SWAPs and working with a previous SWAP partner to start co-organizing a SWAP. I think I might post some pictures of the SWAPs I have finished.
This is one of the boxes from the Fill-a-Box SWAP(I didn't take pictures and I am still waiting for her to post those pictures):
I received both of my boxes and this is what I got. One box had a ton of fabric and notions and the other box was stuffed full of yarn:
This is what I made for the Christmas in July Stash Busting SWAP. She loved everything, as did I. I made two children's aprons, some PJ's, two Disney pillows, four Mickey Mouse placemats and fabric bowls, two reusable shopping bags, and a chore chart. My favorite is the chore chart. I am going to make myself one eventually:
This what I got from her. Two shopping bags, four quilted placemats, an apron to match, and three beautiful dresses for little girls:
And the final SWAP that I made stuff for was the I <3 Sewing SWAP. A reversible gather top purse and some various notions:
As soon as I receive from this SWAP I will post pictures.
I better be off to work on some projects! So, I sew.