50 Projects, More or Less, 2021

Time to put 2020 behind us and move forward with hope and creativity in 2021!

Many of us managed to get through a bad and weird year by crafting and creating things for ourselves, our families, and our friends. It was also a year for many to be generous with their time and supplies by making masks for them and our communities.

Some people lost their creative drive and could barely think about doing anything other than survive it all, from financial to social to emotional problems…

We are at our new crafting home for one year in 2021. Time to celebrate by making all the things!

Same rules as previous years:

Have fun!

Make a list if you want, then post pics to your list.

Forget the list, and post what you have made as you get them done.

Post here but don’t forget to post in the specific categories as well so that others can see!

Remember, the craftalong is for you to use the way that works for you…whether you post one project or 500, the most important rule is the first one: have fun!


Bookmark your list so you can easily find it to update.

Be sure and set notifications to see other lists and postings.

Shrink your pictures in your own list by putting 25% behind the picture size…don’t forget the comma first!

Stay tuned for some challenges and contests…


Proposed List:
Sewing Table Scrap Bag
Organizer Caddy (sewn)
Carol Shawl
Iron Tote
Deer Heart Cross stitch
Reindeer Cross Stitch
Winter wonderland Cross Stitch
Ornaments cross stitch
Gnome ornaments
Elf ornaments for bunting
Skeleton Couple
Scrappy birds
Fabric Beads
Boho bracelets
Scrappy fish
Fabric Pumpkins
Solid colored masks
Felt Christmas Sweeties (3)
Madonna Shrines
Sewing table curtains
Studio Curtains
Painted birdhouses
Domino accordian book
Advent calendar from box
scrappy pouches - quilted, boho
Felt ornaments
One thing from my Pinterest board every month! 1
Clothing: tunic, petticoats, dotted top, black knit skirt, smock,
Quilt along
Shawl along
Studio Curtains
Goldfinch totes
Sweet potato biscuits (roler’s recipe)
Alisha Burk art lessons
Angel Wings Shawl for Elle
Squirrel project-Tula Pink Fabric
Surprise BD present for BB
Carol Shawl

at least 50 things!

End of Summer FOCUS
Pillow for guest room
Baby afghan-purple
Fan Pouch
Dresser Runner
Studio curtains
Bathroom curtains
Cat Stockings
Tree Skirt

Actual List:

118. Zipperless pouch test run

117. Curved tissue holder test run

116.-122. DGY yarn projects (3 cases, 1 zippered pouch, 1 bag, 2 bookmarks, 1 woven hanger)

  1. Spoonflower embroidery swatch #3

114. Spoonflower embroidery swatch #2
113. Aug BOM

112. Mug Rug Swap

111. July BOM

110. One Tiny Thing for Swap
109. Ninni for Swap
108. Zoom Lesson

107. Curtain for back door
106. Two chocolate Easter bunnies for A’s kids

105. Swimsuit cover up for sister
104. Swimsuit cover up for sister
103. Small embroidery

102. Gelli print dolls

101. Paint Sample Tags

100. Spoonflower swatch embroidery #1

99. Security envelope flowers

98. Security envelope embellishments

97. June Quilt BOM

96. Kimono paper doll embellishments

95. OWS for kwality570

94. Mini books
93. Watercolor book tags

92. Envelope journal

91. Scrap altered dolls and tags

90. Tags from trash art pieces

89. High contrast Doodles

88. FodderChallenge lesson #1 dolls

87. Black Cat Shrines

86. Toilet paper roll pockets and tags

85. May BOM

84. Use it or Lose it packages–sent out 17 packages so far (embroidery thread, 3 yarn samples, 1 cotton yarn, plastic spray bottles, wooden pieces, rwb fabrics, flannel, lingerie findings/spandex fabric, foreign papers, pattern paper, paper ribbons, 3 fabrics and sewing notions packages and mixed items!)–yes, they are crafting projects!
83. OWS extra for killykill

82. Quilt Block for MistressJennie

81. Quilt Block for Abbeeroad

80. Quilt block for Roler

79. OWS for kittykill

77. Small doll bed with linens

76. Macrame Hanger OWS swap for Eva

75. Zoom Art 5/16
74. Dream cashmere shawl

73. Notecards (8) made with Master boards done by @Bunny1kenobi

72. Pinterest Item for OWS Claim #2 for Eva

71. Pinterest Item for OWS Claim #2 for Eva

70. DGY yarn project May 21–hot pad for kitchen table

69. Alium notecards

68. Ongoing Claim #1 for mel - Fox Basket

67. April BOM

66. Crochet scarf - Malabrigo yarn

65. Zoom 4/24/21 art Lesson (2 pieces)
purple junk2

64. Spring Flowers Hoop

63. Four macrame bracelets

62. Two crochet washcloths using stash

61. Pinterest Project–Selvage/Mushroom Notebook cover

60. Crochet olives

59. Zoom art 4/11/21

58. Frog notecards

57. Back Door Curtain
56. Miscellaneous Notecards from magazines and junk (black)

55. Andrea’s Olive Apron

54. Bee Fabric coupon/gift card pouch

53. DGY April Yarn pouch

52. Toddler Bee knit hat

51. Notecards for Cindy
50. Sheep crochet blanket
49. Toddler Butterfly knit hat

48. Organize art journaling stencils

47. Beag Heart

46. Rainy Days Notecards (3)
45. Zoom lesson 3/28/21
44. Mushroom Notecards made from alcohol ink experiment

42.-43. Made alcohol ink and experimented with two pages

41. Twisted Crochet headband

40. Flamingo themed notecards for Happy Mail (set of 9)

39. Spring Note cards for Easter exchange (set of 9)

38. Spring note cards for exchange (set of 9)

37. Bernie Chair (Bernie completed in January)

36. Quiltalong March BOM

35. March DGY YOM scarf

34. Black striped linen towels with hexies

33. Embroidered sweater mitts

32. Blue stripe embroidered linen towels

31. “pantry” curtains

30. Bowling Patches tote bag

29. Blue/White chunky yarn basket

28. DGY Feb YOM basket

27. No knead bread–first time!

26. Zoom art 2/13/21

25. When Pigs Fly stuffie

24. Crochet Cowl

23. Rainbow Hearts using DGY YOM-January

22. February Flamingo hoop

21. Economy Blocks (5)
20. Seashore Painting for personal swap

19. Economy Block
18. Feb BOM

17. Valentines Cards for exchange (10)

16. Mount Fuji stitchalong landscape

15. 1/27/21 Zoom Art

14. Tan striped linen towels with cacti embroidery

13. Bernie crochet amigurumi for Donelle

12. Rust striped linen towels with Christmas machine embroidered pieces

11. Jan 21 quilt BOM (2)

10. Reindeer mug rug
9. Holiday Dresser runner
8. Holiday scrappy coasters
7. Fabric scrap embellishments

6. Greeting card bowl

5. Zoom Art 1/10/21

2.-4. Mushroom Embroidery
1.Collection Collage


Woohoo! I’m nearly up to 50 projects for 2020 (3 to go) and the craftalong has inspired me to do my best to hit that number between today and tomorrow. I plan on doing at least 50 in 2021 as well and will post my projects here.

Thank you @AIMR for posting/hosting this inspiring craftalong!




  1. No Sew Re-Upholstered Ottoman Storage Footstool
  2. Puffins on Rocks Felt Square
  3. January BOM for Quiltalong
  4. 2018 Row by Row Experience block, pieced only
  5. Christmas Cards to Gift Tags
  6. Another set of Christmas cards to gift tags
  7. Backyard Friends Notecard Set # 1
  8. Felted Birds Sprawing Garland Aviary
  9. Masks are the new bra
  10. Machu Picchu Watercolor


  1. Operation Use Up Yarn Scarf # 1 - Pink and White Gordana
  2. February BOM for Quiltalong
  3. Operation Use Up Yarn Scarf 2 - Maroon and White
  4. Operation Use Up Yarn Scarf # 3 -Chunky Rainbow
  5. Operation Use Up Yarn Pumpkin Bear # 1
  6. Operation Use Up Yarn - Woven Chunky Cowl
  7. Operation Use Up Yarn -- C2C Lined Zipper Pouch
  8. Operation Use Up Yarn -- Maroon Scarf and Hat Set
  9. Operation Use Up Yarn -- Valentine's Day 10" Wreath
  10. Backyard Bird Notecard Set Washi Style
  11. When You Just Need to Make a Turkey Vulture atc
  12. Operation Use Up Yarn - Lettuce Craft 4x6 Art Piece
  13. Saved for 4x6 Art 2
  14. February Ongoing ATC Swap cards (7)
  15. Operation Use Up Yarn - Pumpkin Bear # 2
  16. Operation Use Up Yarn - Pumpkin Bear # 3
  17. Operation Use Up Yarn - Dolly's Fancy Crochet Hat
  18. Operation Use Up Yarn - Pumpkin Bears # 4-6 have grown!
  19. Operation Use Up Yarn -- Square Crochet Basket
  20. Operation Use Up Yarn - Short Vertical Filet Scarf


  1. March Stitchalong - Spring Fawn under Northern Lights
  2. March BOM
  3. The Story of Little Skunk Pocket Letter - #4 by Lynx2Lancer
  4. Wonky Star Quilted Tote Bag
  5. Operation Use Up Yarn - Summer Mandala Wall Hanging
  6. Operation Use Up Yarn - Granny Triangle Bunting
  7. Operation Use Up Yarn- Mommy and Baby Turtle - #4 by MistressJennie
  8. Operation Use Up Yarn - Snappy Carrot and Bitty Bunny
  9. Watercolor - Wicket, Beloved Dog for MAF Swap
  10. Watercolor - My Creek for MAF Swap
  11. Watercolor - Rose Breasted Grosbeak for MAF Swap


  1. Operation Use Up Yarn - A Collection of Lavender Brooch
  2. Operation Use Up Yarn: Black and White Clutch
  3. April Quiltalong BOM
  4. Art is Anything You Make It Set 1
  5. Art is Anything You Make It Set 2
  6. Embossed Floral Cards for Happy Mail
  7. An Assortment of Metal Stamped Necklaces


  1. Bird Bottle Cap Magnet Sets (4)
  2. Bottlecap Necklaces (a bunch)
  3. Masterboard Bottlecap Magnets
  4. Lettuce Craft an ATC Map
  5. Artichoke and Mushroom Taco Lasagna

54. Garden Grown Zucchini-Style Summer Squash Bread
55. Summertime Themed Masterboard Notecard Sets
(Bon Voyage, Cactus, Hummingbird, Fish, and Puffin Sets)
56. The "Happy Mail Gang" is charmed!
57. June ATC Collection

I’m sure there’s stuff, I’d have to go back and see what it was. I have been remiss in updating.

. Masterboards and Envelopes for Geekgirl
. OTT swap package
. Crafty Detective
. Tiny Envelopes
. Summer Chili
. Dangly Beaded Teal Earrings
. LC Stencils


Yay 2021.
Hopefully the first project:

Ok, that is in a timeout whilst I work out how I messed up the stitch count :thinking: (Still in time-out! Aug)

I made some paper crafts

Blimey, I am behind.
31, mostly individual happy mails sent, hopefully received!

2x3 masterboards
2x3 ATCs
2x2 Paper Tags
all part of the Masterboard swap

1x Mug Rug

5 x Tissue Holders

2x Tissue Holders

Other Masterboards x?

Ugh, that’s so few! (end Aug 2021)

Semi-Active WIPs
Above-mentioned shawl
Yellow shawl
Bed Runner
Sashiko thing


My Project Ideas:

Masks (obviously)
Embroidered mask
Vendor apron
Bag from vintage calendar dish towel
3 or more Girl Scout projects with my Brownies
Faux taxidermy - Deer? Goat? Cow?
Two Needle felted teddy bears
Needle felted Christmas ornaments
Felted mittens
Christmas tote from vintage table cloth
Felted flowers
Felted egg cup pin cushions
Bench cushion
Embroidered cuckoo clock
Swap projects for my LC peeps

I used to think 50 projects in a year was beyond my reach. That was until I made piles and piles of masks. Now it seems a lot more reasonable. :grin:

Completed projects:

  1. Lace flowers. My son gave me a bud vase for Christmas and I needed something to put in it. They aren’t my favorite flowers, but I was working from stash and have A LOT of vintage polyester lace to use up. :flushed::flushed:

  1. A couple masks to freshen up my wardrobe.

  2. 4 reversible Klimt masks. One not pictured because I gave it away.

  3. 8 more masks! I forgot to take pictures.

Five more masks! I really need to start on something other than masks.

My swap partners received, so now I can post these. Japanese knot bag, woodland mask, Bernie prayer candle, corner bookmark, and chaotic evil goose badge.

Bird garden flag

3 pairs of earrings

Potions cabinet

Total: 30/50 projects


This shawl is so pretty! It looks lovely and lightweight.

I counted my masks in groups…I never thought I would live for the day when armies of people got together to make masks for our communities…I hope we can make other things in 2021…I did see an appeal for Quilt for Kids that I might join again.

I also like that shawl…I just need to see what I have in stock…I am determined not to buy more yarn until I use what I have and finish a multitude of yarn WIPS!


Ooh, perfect project for the new Quiltalong @AudiobookLover and I are hosting!


It is, I chose a different colour combo but it should still look great.

Not that I needed more yarn!! :thinking::scream:

Destash 2021 needs to start!!:grinning:


I’m on board! I was starting a list of things already to order supplies for.

• crocheted earrings

quilted dish mats

• living room blanket for Pilot
crocheted baskets
• crocodile stitch bags/pouches x 4
• door wreath x2
• crocheted plant hangers
• throw pillow cover
• repaint bookcase
• dog proof the garden
• create miniatures for my book nook
• finish 10 pages of my herbarium
• make curtains for space above fridge
• paint file cabinet
• paint bathroom sink cabinet
• lettuce keychain

• eyeball pouch
autumn garland

Valentine’s Day and cards
Happy Mail cards


I’m in again, too! I already started a list in my fresh new craft notebook so I’ll transcribe it here for safe keeping. Last year I managed about 25. I spent the past month going through stash and ordering a few kits so I’m all set up for what I anticipate to be a long winter stretch of not going anywhere.
Christmas Countdown Calendar, Project Keeper, House elf ornament, knitted dolly (with clothes or topsy-turvy maybe), House shaped tissue box cover, Reusable party decorations, storage for Baby Bee’s numerous toys and activities, random slippers, Fork and Spoon, wall decor prints framed, Chair socks, easter eggs, easter basket, Needle Minder kit, Star Wars kit, candle mat kit, Gnome kit, turtle kit, Christmas socks, circus mouse, Mouse friend, craft space created, Family Yearbook, friend Yearbook, Mando/Grogu ornament, Coffee Press Cozy, something to use the Puffin Rock Patches, rabbit or dog ears hat, FPY used up, Activity kits for clubhouse, button garland, bedroom buntings, Birthday sweater,

Completed: 47
January: “friend” yearbook, teeny tiny snowman, 2 hand kites, Mending [Valentine wreath, ] Cousin’s Yoga Socks,
February: Little Stuffie Heart, Another heart, 4 more hearts, December Baby blanket, cardboard clubhouse, wedding invite plaque thing, DGY bowl, Fair Isle Hat,
March: Weasley Sweater, waldorf suns (3), flower, butterfly, big star
April: 3 bunnies, 5 carrots, needle felted crows scene, 2 blocks for afgahan, Dishcloth, mending.
May: upcycled sugar bowl lid sun catcher, needle felted mandrake snack mat, 3 blocks for afghan
June: Dishcloth (2), Cat,
July: Chair socks,
August: Star Table Mat


While I don’t make a list, I add as I create, I’m in again as usual. I can’t break tradition!


THANK YOU @AIMR for putting this together again!

I woke up to see 20 new threads this morning and boy was it nice to see that 50 Projects for the new year was one! WOO! I just added 118 and 119 to my 2020 list and today is busy enough that I don’t think I’ll make it to a nice, round 220 for 2020. However, I shan’t fret.

I mostly use every years’ thread to visually catalog that year’s accomplishments, but do like to put a few things on a list. I have never gotten all the things on the list done and I have never let that bother me, because I can see all the other things I made! :smile:

A few things I would like/should do in 2021 are (some are there from last year!):
Built-in bookcases
Redo the under-stairs pantry
Funsies for my Covid 50th Birthday

Something for a better backdoor firewood situation

The things I actually do/make will go here: WARNING: THERE COULD BE UNBLURRED PHOTOS THAT ARE NSFW

  1. First FP of 2021: A collar cozy for Delia!





  1. Needleminder (on a card)






















XX. pads

XX. Rosette pillow

XX. Commish 2


I already have lists for 2021. Big surprise there. We’ll see how well I stick to them and if I actually finish off the WIPs I started with. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


  1. Lost In Time shawl
  2. Hat for MIL
  3. Camouflage cardigan
  4. Merino/silk yarn in blue
  5. Merino/silk yarn in green
  6. Cowl for BIL1
  7. Cowl for SIL1
  8. Face masks (19)
  9. Crochet Heart Coaster
  10. Camouflage Slippers for DH
  11. Crochet Bowls (2)

  12. If I Fits I Sits Embroidery Hoop
  13. Pair of dog collars
  14. Pair of fruit hammocks
  15. Pearl and crystal bracelet
  16. Mini book necklace
  17. Violently violet handspun BFL yarn
  18. Pair of needlecases
  19. Needle minder
  20. Ripple afghan (finally got the ends woven in)
  21. Cardigan
  22. Bike bag
  23. Pink ombre BFL yarn
  24. Blue-green BFL yarn
  25. Eye mask
  26. Dog collar
  27. Pillow Covers
  28. Applique Bookmarks (2)
  29. Lupo the Lamb
  30. Corduroy lederhosen
  31. Sweater yarn - round 1
  32. Pink poncho
  33. Leash and collar
  34. Tunic
  35. Medium grey handspun
  36. Shades of red handspun
  37. Rosary
  38. shades of red handspun
  39. Pen holder bookmarks
  40. dark grey handspun
  41. Necklace
  42. Fibi the Fox
  43. Unicorn ami
  44. Sleeveless Cotton Cardi


  1. Dragon ami #1
  2. Dragon ami #2
  3. Archimedes amigurumi
  4. Restore Betty
  5. Hobbes stuffie
  6. Scrappy pillow quilt
  7. Quilt for DS2
  8. Embroidered night sky hoop
  9. Loom-knit socks for DH
  10. Spinning yarn for sweater

To Do:

  1. Table cloth for kids’ table
  2. QOV for R.
  3. Quilt for DGNe1
  4. Quilt for DGNe2
  5. Quilt for DGNe3
  6. #Shirtstorm shirt for DH

Nice list…I keep adding to mine but then I start something else not on the list…it will be interesting to see what I actually do…I still have about 20 things from 2020…so either they are “must do’s” that I am avoiding, or they need to leave my list…there is a reason they aren’t done, lol


I’m starting 2021 off right! I just posted no sew re-upholstered ottoman storage footstool as my first project of the year to my post!


2020 was so non-crafty for me. Hopefully I have 2021 crafty mojo

  1. Art Show Painting
  2. Art Show Painting
  3. Art Show Painting
  4. Dishcloths
  5. Mailbox
  6. Door Easter Decoration
  7. 4th of July Wreath

Love the color. Pretty and practical! Nice job.

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I think this might be the year I re-do my old sewing machine chair…the last time I recovered it was probably ten years ago…it is looking a bit tired and dated…but it has piping on it and I remember what a pain it was to staple all of that on and then the fabric as well…but, I did get an automatic electric stapler…it is almost a weapon! lol