Heaven help us all. It has been a solid year of BlinkingCat being a crafty blog. I spent most of the year crocheting and listening to podcasts. I shared with you different charities you can help with your crochet and knitting. I did the Moogly CAL and gave you my hints on making the squares solid. There were some pattern reviews, and some yarn reviews. Overall I had a pretty great crafty year. I hope you had as much fun as I did.
2018 is going to be even better. I have started sewing clothes for myself. I was informed by Mermaid that I need to make her some dresses too. So there will be kid sewing to share at some point. I am working on a bespoke quilt right now. I just got in the quilt kit I bought with my Christmas money, so that makes 4 kits I have waiting to make for my house this year.
I have a few Make alongs that I am going to participate in. There is the Moogly CAL 2019 – it is the same as last year with new squares. I think I am going to make it in gray this year so that it can be given to any patient at the Ronald McDonald House. Boys need blankets too. There is a Solar System Blanket CAL that I am starting this weekend. I am a week behind but I can catch up easy. I will write up a post on it this week and let you know the details. There is SewMyStyle2018. I have a write up on it coming too. I already did the first month’s project and I am hooked. I have 2 more projects ready to go. Both a jean bottom kind of thing.
I am not going to be doing the monthly round up of make-alongs this year. I did a poll in December and very few people were using them. So I am just going to keep you updated on ones that I am participating in. After I started the Moogly CAL last year I am hooked. I love doing these things. I just found out that Marly Bird has a Facebook group that is hosting a different CAL every month. I am so going to be doing that.
This week I am going to tell you about the Modern Sewciety Podcast. She has the best interviews about all things sewing and quilting. You need to check it out. I can’t narrow down my favorite episode. I love the quilt interviews just as much as the clothes ones. If your a little craft scattered like I am your going to love this one.
Bespoke Quilt – Tee shirt for DF
Solar System CAL
Lavender Fields Blanket
Curvy Girl Tunic
Daisy Chain Quilt