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Drawing up my craft bucket list

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Drawing up my craft bucket list

Thanks for your kind comments on my shamelessly repeated 2012 craft resolutions last week. It's so nice to know I'm not the only one who didn't quite hit the mark last year and would like to pretend 2011 never happened. One comment in particular grabbed my attention. picture-1Wanda mentioned tackling some items on her knitting bucket list. She's already finished one item – boom! done! – and is steadily working her way through the projects she's always wanted to tackle. When I read that, I realized I don't have a craft bucket list. I think it's a great thing to have – it's an excellent way to set your sights on projects that are challenging and inspiring. These are the projects you'd try if you won the lottery and could do anything you pleased with your time. Not that I...um...think about that all the time or anything. So, without further ado, here are the dream projects I need to get done in this lifetime. 1.  Dear Jane quilt. This is the most enormous, involved quilting project I could imagine, besides #2 on my bucket list. [caption id="attachment_7393" align="aligncenter" width="294" caption="Photo, twiddletails @ Flickr"] Photo, twiddletails @ Flickr[/caption] 2. Baltimore album quilt. I love appliqué, so this is a natural on my list. I'm pretty sure I'd have to quit doing anything other than appliqué for years to get one done. [caption id="attachment_7391" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Photo, mm_berndt @ Flickr"] Photo, mm_berndt @ Flickr[/caption] 3. Granny square afghan. I remember these afghans on my grandmother's and my aunt's couches back in the '70s. I'd make mine with dove grey backgrounds and vibrant centres. [caption id="attachment_7398" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Photo, MissMessie @ Flickr"] Photo, MissMessie @ Flickr[/caption] 4. Irish fisherman's cardigan. My mom had a beautiful one of these sweaters. It was made from the warmest, most bulletproof cream-coloured wool I've ever seen. I love the challenge of using all those different stitch patterns in one garment. [caption id="attachment_7402" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Photo, siobhanmc @ Flickr"] Photo, siobhanmc @ Flickr[/caption] So now that you've seen some of the things I'd like to make, what's on your list? Share your project links in the comments below!
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Drawing up my craft bucket list

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