50 Projects, More or Less, 2021

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

Total: 29/50 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, Paint mirror for BB room, wall decor prints framed, Chair socks, easter eggs, easter basket, fishing game for 2 players, Needle Minder kit, Star Wars kit, candle mat kit, Crows Felt 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,

Completed: 33
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


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)



  1. note to self: 3rds



  1. Mom card

  2. t-quilt

  3. cinda box

  4. Cinda gift

  5. E gift 1

  6. E gift 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


  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 bookmark
  9. Loom-knit socks for DH
  10. Oriental Star Scrap-ghan
  11. Pink poncho
  12. BJD

To Do:

  1. Table cloth for kids’ table
  2. Spin enough yarn for sweater
  3. QOV for R.
  4. Pinafore/dress for DGNi2
  5. Quilt for DGNe1
  6. Quilt for DGNe2
  7. Quilt for DGNe3
  8. #Shirtstorm shirt for DH
  9. Loom-knit socks for FIL

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



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


Saving a spot for my 50 Projects in 2021 :smiley:

Completed projects:


  1. 2 x Mini Quilts for my puppies 2/1/21
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  2. Art Journal Page from Craftalong 11/1/21
  3. Sewing Machine Cover for susieoregon 18/1/21
  4. 10 x Valentine’s Day Cards for LC exchange 19/1/21
  5. Minecraft Cross Body Bag 23/1/21
  6. 7 x LC Patches for swaps & thankyous 25/1/21
  7. Patchwork Zippered Pouch 26/1/21
  8. Quarantine Quilting Bee Round 2 Patch Digital Design 26/1/21
  9. Fennel Fanny Pack 31/1/21


  1. 12 Quarantine Quilting Bee Patches 13/2/21
  2. 2 blocks for QQB 13/2/21
  3. Large item for IYP swap (secret squirrel) 14/2/21
  4. Giant Bluey Cushion for Blake 21/2/21
  5. Bluey Bunting for Blake 22/2/21
  6. Bluey Bunting for Scarlett 22/2/21
  7. ‘Brights’ Bunting for Lettuce All Raffle 22/2/21
  8. Gryffindor Bunting 22/2/21
  9. QQB Quilt blocks set 2 22/2/21


  1. 3 x 4x6 Art pieces 4/3/21

  2. Use What You Have #1

  3. Use What You Have #2


  1. Use What You Have #3 3/4/21

  2. Use What You Have #4 11/4/21

  3. Unicorn Tag 11/4/21

  4. QQB Blocks Set 3 12/4/21
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  5. Pusheen Charm 13/4/21

  6. 2 Mini Quilt Design Boards 14/4/21
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  7. QQB blocks set 4 14/4/21

  8. Personalised teacher stickers 15/4/21

Christmas Economy Block Quilt (project started 14 Jan '21)
Giant Bluey cushion for Scarlett (project started 16 Jan '21)
Stitch on Banner (project started 3 June '20)
Honey Maker Mini Quilt (project started 8 June '20)
Modern Maples Quilt (project started Feb '15)
Plaid Quilt (project started 19 September '20)
Zombie Quilt (for Karlie DEC, project started circa '11)
Candy Jar Quilt (for Scarlett DEC)
Bugs in Jars Quilt (for Blake DEC)
Lunar Module Embroidery (project started April '20)
Halloween October Calendar Cross Stitch
Pretty Little Seattle Cross Stitch
Scattegories Pouch (project started 22 August '20)

Proposed ideas:
QQB Blocks Sets 5-12
Flipping Out Bag
Potluck Pals
Raspberry Rucksack
Tub Family
Stash and Dash
Union Jack Cushion
Mini Maker Case
Costermonger Bag, Merchant & Mills
Tarot Cross Stitch Tryptich
Flora Supply Case
Travel Outbound Bag
Stitch and Go Case
HP Themed Sew Together Bag
Autumn themed hall table runner

Mini Quilt for Abbeeroad
3 ATCs for Roler
2 kawaii ATCs (s-b)
Craft My Collectable
Craft My Collectable
Craft My Collectable
IYP 3 x small/medium

Kicks Modern Quilt
Pretty Little Washington DC cross stitch
Pretty Little San Francisco cross stitch
Pretty Little New York cross stitch
Lunchtime Quilt


I did 30 projects last year which is a lot for me, but I’d like to do even better this year!

I’d love to join!


  1. Blue-green skirt
  2. Embroidered Christmas tablecloth
  3. Crochet blanket
  4. Yellow dress
  5. International friendship hexie swap quilt
  6. Farmer’s Wife 1930s quilt blocks from scraps
  7. Pineapple print dress
  8. Hoopla Take life one stitch at a time!
  9. Stitched zipper pouches
  10. Stitched tote bag Kitchenware tote bag
  11. Card Card
  12. Flower print dress
  13. Retro apron
  14. Vermeer needlepunch
  15. Grey socks
  16. Pincushion
  17. BOM January Sawtooth star
  18. Doll pillow and blanket set Doll pillow and blanket

I seem to begin a list and then lurk for the rest of the year, so perhaps I shouldn’t bother with the list, and just go straight to the lurking? Hm…


Some people just aren’t list people! You can just keep track as you get your projects done…I find that I make more stuff off my list than on it! lol


I am totally a list person, but mostly lists of things I haven’t done yet rather than things I’ve finished with! (also, going back to add stuff was another layer of too much for my ADD to bother with…)

Maybe I should just try to add numbers to things & post them as I go along.