Tuesday, May 01, 2012

small projects sew along

Happy May Day! As I eluded to earlier, my May is going to be CraZy! So, why not add to the craziness with a small projects sew along? I don't know about you, but I have a bunch of little projects I'd like to complete. Since May is going to be so busy, small projects might be all that I get accomplished. I thought it would be fun to host a (low key) sew along so we can work through our projects together.

Here's how it would work.

1. Compile your list of small projects you would like to complete.
2. Write it down in a blog post.
3. Throughout the month, work on your projects, as time allows.
4. As you complete a project, blog about it, cross it off your list and do a little cheer. :)
5. Share your photos in the quilting with crazy mom flickr group. Make sure to link to the source of your pattern/tutorial/inspiration if you used one.

(I'm in list making mode, can you tell?)

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Here's my project list:

1. Patchwork lanyard
2. Vintage sheet skirt with lining
3. Dress!
4. Zippered box bag
5. Tiny trash cans
6. 9 patch pin cushions
7. Van trash cans x 2
8. Guitar strap
9. Granny square pillow cover
10. Thread catchers (with tiles)
11. Color coded storage boxes for stash
12. Patchwork belt
13. Another flirt skirt
14. Drawstring backpack
15. Kitchen curtains
16. Ticker tape on canvas
17. Kitchen chair pads
18. Dress for my daughter
19. Table topper for TV console table
20. Mini quilt for front entry table

I think that's it for now. :)  They are listed in no particular order. Now, I'm not delusional or anything. I know I won't get them all done, but if I accomplish even a portion of them, I'll be pretty excited!

So, anyone want to join me?

(would someone want to volunteer to make a button for this? I'd appreciate any help!)

63 comments:

Brinda said...

I think finally I have a sew-along I can manage!

Rachel said...

I think I'm in. Does that require commitment? :) I'll have to ponder the list and write up a post.

Kat said...

That's a BIG list of little things! I'm almost afraid to put my list in one place for fear of how big it will actually be.... but I'm in!

Heidi Staples said...

I'd love to join in. Let me know if no one volunteers to make a button, and I'll be happy to do it!

diplofam said...

I don't know--you might be delusional :)

Anina said...

This is a great idea.
Let me go see if I have any small projects begging to be finished (or started).

Katie said...

Brilliant idea. I can only manage small projects right now, so this is perfect for me!

Suzanne said...

You are crazy.

Oh, wait. We all know that.

Oh wait. Even you know that.

But I find your list and your challenge intriguing. I'll grab a pen and draft a list even though I think I'm going to discover that I'm crazy too.

Jessica Christensen said...

Your list makes me happy. For once, it is longer than mine. :)

Susan said...

You are crazy! :) I love your blog. Thanks.

Cherie said...

Wow what a list! I'll have to make one eventually =D

tink's mom said...

Since there is no number assigned to do to participate I can join. I have a really busy month ahead of me but I know I can fit in several little projects, no where near as many as are on your list. Sounds like fun, thanks for organizing it.

LesQuilts said...

I'm soooo in! I have 11 small items to have done by June 14 for our Guild challenge! Wish me luck!
I have 1 done, 1 almost done.
take care, Leslie

Leigh Anne said...

I'm in. My list is not as long as yours and contains some non sewing projects but there are at least 4 of 5 sewing ones on there :)

Leigh Anne

Theresa said...

Hi Amanda Jean. I know you're super busy but I would love to see a tutorial on patchwork lanyards and guitar straps. ;-) Theresa

April said...

Wow, Your list is so LONG!!!I think it's a great idea. I'm in. I'm new to the blog world and I just found your blog a few weeks ago. I just read your very first post; you know back on November 2, 2006!!! Amazing all you've accomplished! -April @ Little Mama Hen

Svetlana said...

Fantastic idea, I'm so in. Now I'm off to compile my list.

notes of sincerity said...

This is a super idea!! :o)

Rachel said...

NOT gonna make a list. NO way. Sitting on my hands....
1. Quit following CRAZY people.
2. Just kidding...LOL

Thimbleanna said...

You seriously ARE crazy! That's not a little list. And you don't have time for all that stuff! I'm thinking we should all be looking for a 12-step program for you!

Kristy said...

I can join, too. My list may include a quilt block or two, if okay. Fun times ahead!

Becky B. said...

Love it!! I think I can do this SAL. I have several projects close to being done, so instead of your Finish it up Friday this will be Finish it up May! Now I need to make a list.

seaschell said...

Made you a button! Sent the code to your email. :) Making my list, checking it twice...

pincushionpoints said...

I am in. I have been wanting to get some presents going & this is just what I need to get going.

Judith said...

Your list looks as long as my list.....I like a challenge....I would like to get some gifts done from my UFO's bin....Thanks for hosting...Judith, Texas

Deven said...

I'm in!

I'll make a list & check it twice. Then, start just as soon as I finish my mom's crossed stitched iphone case.

That's sewing I just it should just be number one on the list!

;-P

Jessica said...

thanks for making me fess up that I have a small project to do list! as soon as there's a button, I'll get the blog post up. Thanks Amandajean!!

woolmix said...

That's a pretty long list ... I'm in for some tiny projects.

Diane Swett said...

I would love to join this project Ammanda Jean, can't wait to see you at Riverside Quilting in River FallslLater in the Month for the Book Signing and Classes. Sorry I couldn't make it to the Retreat but am looking forward to the next one. Diane S.

Beth said...

Great idea. I'm in.

Amanda said...

I made a list! It's short, but I'd still be amazed if I get it all done.

Mama Pea said...

If I can find the time to make a list, I might be in. I think I am traveling at least 15 days this month. Argh. Going to be hard to concentrate and sew. May just need to play. Don't know if I can handle the stress of pushing myself!

Diane Swett said...

Well I compiled my list and it is up on my blog. It will be fun to see how far I get. DS www.dianeswett.blogspot.com

Terriaw said...

Great idea and great way to get things done, by making a list, especially a list of smaller projects that are doable. I think I have a few of the same things on my list, like kitchen chair pads and a flirty skirt.

I love making lists too, and have a list of large and small projects I'd love to finish. I won't be able to do any sewing until my semester is over, so I'm hoping for some sewing time this summer.

More Than A Mom said...

I'm in! Perfect timing too :)

Here is my blog post link ...
http://morethana-mom.blogspot.ca/2012/05/small-projects-sew-along.html

bethanndodd said...

What a perfect sew along during our crazy baseball season. I am making my list now :) Wish I knew how to make a button for you but my tech skills are very minimal.
Smiles~ Beth

Unknown said...

Perfect timing for a small project sew along. I will be making pillow covers for screened porch. They are so faded and this is the motivation I need to get them done before summer company starts arriving.
I'm looking forward to seeing your finished projects.
Thanks for the kick to get this done. Connie

Leah said...

I'm in... small projects are good! Maybe I can finish those!

Donna said...

I'm in.. but my list is shorter than yours. :D

jody said...

I am a list maker, too...so this was perfect for me!

www.jodyjean.blogspot.com

tina said...

Count me in.
I don't have much time, but I'll try to sew something...
I'm going to make my list and share it tomorrow.
:)

D Inspired Jo said...

Excellent! motivation for me to get some much needed projects done, off to do my list definitely in :D.

Atia said...

such a good idea! definitely want to join in :)

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Leslie said...

I am in! I just made a post about my list, even though I am sure it's too long, But I am going to try!!!
THANKS!

a maidenhair fern said...

In! I'll have to get creative to get a list any where as long as yours, though.

Debbie said...

count me in!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I'd happily make you a button if you've not got one already! :)

Karen said...

I might get the LIST done by the end of the month!

www.confessionsofahomeecdropout.blogspot.com

Linda in Calif. said...

I'm in and I've posted my list and your button on your blog.

Kari @ The Purple Quiltapotamus said...

Wow - you have quite the list!!! Good for you!

I just came across this challenge so I'm a little behind but I'd still love to play! I'll do a blog post and get going on a few little things!

The Sewing Chick said...

Sounds like a great idea...count me in. My list will be short and I'll be happy if I get one thing done a week:)

Kim said...

I am in! This is going to help me get some gifts done.

Smultronbo said...

I missed a few days and tbh I'm happy if I can finish a project I just started today this month. But I'll try to compile my list and blog about it tomorrow. Great idea btw and your list is HUGE. :)

kervei said...

I am in! I just started blogging, and kind of missed out on the linking party (didn't know how to join). This time I'll join! I thought of and blogged about a list and I am looking forward to this! I actually finished an item before the list.... Who knows; maybe I'll even pick up a nice pace finishing my good intensions...:) Not sure I've got Flickr figured out yet, but we'll see about that later!
Love,
Ilse

Michelle said...

Sounds fun! Do doll quilts count as small projects?

My So Sew Life said...

Yep I'm in, great idea and those adorable tiny pin cushions will be on the list!

Nicky said...

Great idea!

Amy said...

I'd love to follow along! Inspired to get some thinsg done :)

Nancy said...

Count me in too. What is a flirt skirt - I put that on my list because it sounded fun. See my blog post at http://nans40quilts.blogspot.com/.
I hope you are having an awesome week.
Nancy

m @ random musings said...

Count me in too! I'm keeping my list short because of the late start :-)

http://rubberducky26.blogspot.com/2012/05/small-projects-sew-along.html

barefootbeadshawaii said...

i can't wait to start this sew a long! i love the little things in life and this just makes my day! oh, and i love crossing off lists, if that isn't motivation enough to sew more. great idea!

kervei said...

I am enjoying this! Yesterday I had a finish (although technically it's crochet, I did do some sewing and embroidery in this project)and I find myself hurrying along to get on with my list ;)

www.kervei.blogspot.com