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Work in progress – a deadline


Hello everyone!

First of all, I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to visit the blog, ever and this week. In just a few days, we’ve had over 150 visits! While I’ve had similar traffic even in one single day (very rare), the truth is my blog isn’t that widespread, and visits in such high numbers are not that common! So, thank you, I hope you keep coming back!

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This week I also did something I’m quite proud of. I’m usually shy, but I somehow mustered all the courage I could find, and I asked a guy out for a drink. Out of the blue. Well, not really. I met him and I found him attractive and friendly. He seemed like a cool guy, so after a bit of convincing from one of my best friends, I emailed him (only means of contact available). Go me! Of course, he said no (had a girlfriend, it seems), but that’s a different story. The key message here is: I did something I’m not comfortable with, and the world hasn’t imploded or anything. Go figure. I was a bit disappointed, to be honest, I was expecting something more dramatic…

So, today’s post.

I’m following an e-course to create an awesome blog. I know [shutter and ink.] is pretty cool already, yep, but I want to take it to the next level. I’m creating a plan so that I know what I’m doing at any point in time and I don’t find myself with nothing to write about. So far, I have topics for the next month or so.

One of the things I really need to do and keep on top of is those unfinished projects I have lying around. My aim is to finish a project every couple of weeks. Some of them will require more time, I’m guessing, but I’ll see what I can do.

At the moment, I just have a list of half-done projects, but I’m not sure which one I should start (continue, really) with. Which one would you want to see finished first?

Doctor Who Scarf

I started this scarf a while ago. It’s very easy to make, as it only has knit stitches, but it takes time mainly because it’s long. Ideally, it should be finished before next winter, so I can actually wear it!

Beer and knitting… Really couldn't ask for a better plan! 😛

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(Beer is not mandatory, but definitely recommended!)

London to Brighton hoodie

When I volunteered to help out at the start line of one of the races, they gave me a hoodie. It’s quite cool, but there’s one problem: it’s way too big because they didn’t have any left. Currently, the whole thing is pinned to my size, but I need to take it in. The idea was to just sew along, without deconstructing it or anything, I just haven’t got around to do it yet. This one shouldn’t take too long, I think.

Printed t-shirt

This is the t-shirt I printed at the screen printing workshop. Again, it was quite big for me, so I want to customise it. Not sure how though… Maybe I just make it smaller? Or maybe I make a dress of sorts out of it? Maybe I just take the sleeves off and leave it as an oversized vest? Ideas, please!

Knitting bag

I’ve been meaning to do this for ages too! Currently, all my knitting needles are stored in a Pringles can (no lid, of course, because the needles are longer than the can), so I wanted to make some sort of bag/wallet with pockets with denim and fabric from an old duvet cover. This might just take the two weeks.

Checked pink shirt

This is a shirt I’ve worn to pieces… if that makes any sense at all. It’s pink and it’s pretty, but first I got it caught up somewhere, and it ripped towards the bottom, and now some areas around the sleeves aren’t looking their best either. I wanted to make a sort of strapless neck, althoug I might end up adding straps… I also wanted to maybe add a skirt to it, and make a dress. I will probably need more than two weeks to finish this project.

Recipe book

I have quite a lot of the supplies needed for this scrap-recipe-book. The idea was to write recipes on cards and stick them to the book in an organised broad order (mains, drinks, desserts?). I haven’t started this one because I’ve never been too good at scrapbooking and I’m worried it will end up looking like poop.

Organisation/making space

This will definitely take longer than two weeks. I need to make space at home, or maybe even in my room. Not only because I have a ridiculous amount of books (which I’m thinking of selling), but also because all my craft supplies and magazines, my notebooks and similar are all over the place. Pinterest is full of organisation ideas, so I need to get going pronto.

I think those are pretty much all the unfinished projects I have at the moment. The idea is to work on them, then take some photos and after two weeks, share the results or the progress in here. So, is there any of those you would like me to work on first? Let me know!

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1 Comment

  1. Roseta says

    The recipe book. Jaja, with any recipes in Spanish please.

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