Sunday, April 1, 2012

A is for April

So today it starts! The Blogging From A to Z April Challenge is something I have been thinking about for a while. I am number 480 on the list and supper excited. As of the time I wrote this post there were 1579 bloggers signed up. Whooo Hoooo! I can't wait to get to hopping and see what everyone has to say.

A is also for abandoned projects

It is interesting how so many people begin something with such a bang then get busy or find something new they want to try and things fall by the wayside. I looked around and found a handful of abandoned projects that I would still like to share and hope to finish. (Eventually) I thought a lovely group shot would be the best way to start.

I am sure we all remember Scarfzilla, you know the scarf that thought it was a blanket. Oh no, you forgot about him. Well, so did I. Here he sits waiting for me to buy more yarn and come back to him.

More recently abandoned is this lovely cotton scarf. I was having a great time working on it, but had to start learning new stitches for this very challenge.

This beautiful fairy card, while finished was never given to the intended recipient. So it sits sadly in my box of unfinished projects.

These baby announcements feature one of my favorite carvings I have done. I carved the stamp for a friends first baby girl and she did use it for her announcements. However, this sad prototype was never finished. I was supposed to add a shinny pink ribbon to the edges, but this fantastic ribbon has been lost somewhere in the depths of my crafting stuff.

This stamp was discarded when I decided that I didn't like the way the scales bowl looked carved out and wanted to start over. I was able to finish the project, but this poor little guy has been waiting to be finished for quite some time now.

This stamp is one of my favorite mythological creatures, the hippocampus. I honestly can't remember why I stopped carving it, but do remember that I was very happy to find the image it is based off.

I love the art of JRR Tolkien. I wanted to try and capture some of the beauty with this stamp that was started on a family vacation. However, the vacation came to and end and as you can see the dragon is still uncarved. 

I hope you enjoyed being drug down memory lane with me. I can't wait to show you some of the things I was able to finish and learn in the coming days.

Follow your craft,


  1. *sighs I have a box of projects like that and a file for unfinished stories. I'm afraid one day they'll get out of their sealed places and hunt down until they're completed lol. Great post you've got some cool projects to get back to when the time is right :) Can't wait to see what's next!

  2. Hello, Michelle! I'm #477 on the list, woohoo!

    Your crafts are lovely! The baby announcement one is especially beautiful.

    My best friend just started crocheting. She's made some beautiful baby blankets, hats, and a headband. I'll have to direct her to your craft blog!

    Happy A to Z Challenge Month and have a great week!

  3. Thanks for sharing this interesting post. It took me a while to realise I am guilty of much the same thing.
    Looking forward to more of your posts. happy challenge :-0

  4. I am also guilty of this very same thing! I start a project only to be distracted by an even better one. I'm currently working on a set of matching baby items for my nephew and have vowed not to start another project until they are finished. Can't wait to see some of your finished projects. ;)

    Christi ツ
    Beach Dreams and Love Always

  5. I can very much relate to this post. I have so many projects and crafts, plus tools and materials, that I've gotten into, only to be left behind for one reason or another. (I am also lucky to have an encouraging and understanding husband.)

  6. wooop wooop!!I love your excitement!
    I think this happens to everyone, but I believe that everything happens for a reason, so maybe you will return to your abandoned projects at the 'right' time!

    Nice to meet you through the A-Z Challenge! Good Luck

    English Speaking Zone

  7. Oh yes! I too have a box of abandoned, unloved projects begging to attention. Good thing whining doesn't work on me!

    Great start to the challenge! I look forward to seeing the rest of your posts!

  8. My abandoned projects are all knitted ones. I've got a sweater I need to get back to....

    And I am here to welcome you to the Challenge!


  9. I love your crafts! I'm trying to do artistic endeavors in my challenge, too
    Great idea abandoned projects...
    Nice to meet you!

  10. Like you, I have a bunch of unfinished projects as well. I really need to tackle them!!