What’s Next?

Remember my last list of projects?  I made it back in 2012.  I’ve been updating it as I can cross things off the list, but let’s face it, some of the projects just aren’t ever going to get done – I’ve lost interest.  I think it’s time for a new list!

I might even try to put these in the order I plan to work on them!  Crazy right?  You’re all on the floor laughing, aren’t you?  I don’t blame you.

1.  Butterick 4571 – nice burgundy crushed panne velvet base with a white rose print velvet for the contrast. Trim will still be gold.  I am making this for my mother-in-law to wear to an upcoming Renaissance Fair in October!

2.  Simpliticy 4059 – a red paisley brocade for the top, possibly a gauzy shirt underneath, and the pants.  I am making this for my father-in-law to wear to the same Renaissance Fair! They are going to be looking mighty snazzy!

3.  Settlers of Catan dress – Simplicity 1356; I have the fabric and it’s already cut out

4.  Avengers dress – Simplicity 1418; I have the fabric and it’s already cut out

5.  Star Wars skirt -I have fabric and a pattern, but no pictures or numbers at the moment.

6.  Pajama pants – I have at least two pairs cut, and I know I’m going to need to buy cheap flannel on Black Friday, so time to use up what I’ve got!

7.  Simplicity 0577 – Cynthia Rowley skirt, but not sure what fabric to use yet.

8.  Quilt – I’ve been saying for about a year that I want to make a quilt, and I have a solid idea of what I want to make in my head (I even have some fabric) … it just keeps falling to the bottom of my list.

Somewhere in there, I have plans to decorate and coordinate a Harry Potter themed Halloween party, and organize the sewing room. I started this past weekend on the reorganization because this:

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And from a different perspective:

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Do you see a sewing machine in here?  No.  That’s because it’s downstairs still from the craziness that was DragonCon prep.  In all likelihood, I will have a hard time being completely upstairs until I have a small tv up there to watch while I sew.  But in the meanwhile, I am going to get the room prepped.  I’ve made a lot of progress since I took these pictures, but I’m not ready to share the results until I get everything DONE.

I’m also on a bit of a video game binge at the moment … last year I think I returned to games after DragonCon, too.  I’m playing WoW again, since I never played Panderia.  And I’m eagerly awaiting the upcoming expansion to that as well as the new Civilizations title, Beyond Earth (due out on 10/24). I think I will likely wait to start any more costumes until 2015, though I promise my head is already brimming over with ideas.  I suspect that once again Halloween will be a day where I get lazy and wear one of my existing costumes – at the moment I am thinking Hades.

I want to add at least one Christmas craft project to the list, but not sure what yet.  Maybe a wreath of some kind??  I had a ton of fun making these wine glasses a while back, and this decoration, but been there, done that.  Let me know if you have suggestions!! 😀

 

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