Sunday, 6 January 2019

WIPocalypse 2019 - Start

Well I've finally caved and joined in! After over a year of reading lots of you joining in with the WIPocalypse, I decided to join in!

For those that don't know, very briefly the WIPocalypse is a stitch-a-long. From my research, it originally began in 2012, and played upon the joke that the world would end in 2012. The aim is just to work through your project(s) and make progress on them - to prevent the end of the world. Haha.

Hopefully the image I have put in will link back to the info page *crosses fingers*

As this is the first post of the year, I need to introduce myself and my goals/projects. So here it goes.

I'm Bethan, 28 years old and I live in Cambridge with my husband. I teach Science (mainly Biology) to 11-18 year olds; so at some points of the year I go very quiet in blog world as teaching takes over weekends and evenings. Well the workload does anyway! There can be the occasional moan about how much I have to do, but usually I just go quiet when busy.

I love to cross-stitch, quilt, crochet, and am also branching out into sewing clothes. My mum sewed a lot as I grew up, and so did my big sister. I do tend to blame my big sister for most of my crafting - she taught me how to quilt and links me to lots of lovely fabric and crafts! I do think we're as bad as each other now though.

I have a really bad habit of buying lots of projects to do, but never quite finishing them all. I buy them faster than I complete them! I have picked a few as goals for this WIPocalypse, but I'm sure more will be added depending on need or inspiration.

The first is a Disney cross-stitch I am working on. It is based on artwork by Thomas Kinkade. The last one I did took 5 years to complete (eek). This one I'm 9 months in on. I'm not aiming to finish it, but I am aiming to make a big enough dent in it. For those who have seen earlier posts, I'm hoping I make enough of a dent for you to work out which one I'm working on!


The second is a very long running project. I have been 'making' a crochet doll and clothes for my friend's daughter for about 3 and a half years. I have been doing it for so long that the doll will now be for both her daughter and her son (whoops). But I only properly started crocheting it last year, hence the 'making' earlier. I intend to get this finished in the next month or so. As long as I stop deciding on more clothes to make!


The third is another in progress project. I have been making a Tilly and the Buttons Rosa shirt dress. The toile is all made, so I can now go ahead and make the dress properly out of the intended fabric! ('Scuse the mess in the background!)


Then we move onto projects not yet started! These will be a little quicker:

  • A TATB Joni dress out of marvelous rainbow stretch fabric
  • A Beauty and the Beast lap quilt
  • A Peter Pan fleece backed quilt (can't seem to find any pictures of the material)
  • A baby quilt for a work colleague (new to the list already!)
  • A lap quilt (that I remembered I wanted to do whilst typing this post)
  • A crochet jumper for myself (all the wool is ready to go!)



I'm hoping to at least clear parts of these projects and not get too distracted by others! 

12 comments:

StitchThrifty said...

Happy WIPocalypse! I enjoyed seeing your projects and plans. As I was reading I thought oh hey I have a bear with clothes I should finish, LOL!

Scrapbrat1 said...

Great projects!! Love your comments about your sister!

Beth in IL said...

Love seeing your projects.

butterfly said...

Lovely projects , Your not on your own buying more than you finish , I think lots of us do the same , but it's so much fun ha.

Linda in Calif. said...

Well, you know I'll be looking forward to you putting more x's on that cross-stitch so that I can figure it out. So nice of you to introduce yourself (such a good idea). Looks like all your projects are doable, as least you will make a good dent in most of them if not finishing them. Have fun! I really like the hoodie/sweater you have picked out. It's just charming.

Anne S said...

Lovely mix of projects - look forward to seeing your progress :)

Katie said...

Good luck with your goals!

Faith... said...

That doll looks so cute! I bet the children are just waiting to start playing with it. Good luck with all your goals!! I look forward to seeing your progress thru the year!

Astrids dragon said...

I'm looking forward to seeing your progress on Disney this year, or five!
The doll is sweet, I bet she's loving all the clothes.
I wish I could sew, your dress should be lovely.
Oooh, Beauty and the Beast, my favourite!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Welcome to the WIPocalypse! You've got some great projects on the list this year. Looking forward to seeing them grow.

رامز المثاليه said...


شركة تنظيف منازل بالاحساء
شركة تنظيف بالاحساء
شركة تنظيف شقق بالاحساء
شركة تنظيف مجالس بالاحساء

رامز المثاليه said...


شركة تنظيف منازل بالخبر

شركة تنظيف منازل بالخبر شركة المثالية هي افضل شركة تنظيف بالخبر يمكنكم التواصل معها للحصول علي افضل خدمات تنظيف المنازل والشقق والفلل والبيوت والمجالس والكنب والسجاد والموكيت والمفروشات بجودة عالية ومواصفات قياسية حيث تعد شركة تنظيف منازل بالخبر اولي الشركات التي التي تخصصت في مجالل التنظيف بالخبر ولديها خبرة كبيرة وعمالة ماهرة وادوات تنظيف حديثة وطاقم عمالة مدرب علي اعلي مستوى فلا تترددوا في الاتصال بشركة المثالية للتنظيف بالخبر وسوف تحصلون علي افضل الخدمات المنزلية من نظافة ومكافحة حشرات بارخص الاسعار

A Birthday Organiser

Whoops I seem to have missed a Sunday! Sorry in advance for all the comments you will get - I'm using my week off wisely and catching up...