My Current “To Do” List

19 Aug

So, as usual I have approximately ten million creative ideas floating around in my head. Here’s a list of just a few of them. I’ll try to update this in the future so it’s all in one place. If you make anything inspired by this list, please let me know, I’d love to see it! :-)

Sewing Ideas

  • Bell-sleeved shrug, similar to option C in this pattern but with bell sleeves
  • A black denim trench coat with lacing in the back to look like a corset. I am currently working very, very slowly on this
  • Angel wings embroidery on the back of a shirt. I have already made one shirt like this and want to make another
  • Bell-sleeved kimono-style dress, I like this pattern, option A, but with long sleeves like option B
  • Mario star pillow. Perhaps put lights and a button to play the star music
  • Mario question block foot rest/ottoman
  • Messenger bag purse, following this tutorial and using black denim, perhaps with “Bag of Holding” stitched on it
  • Renaissance-style bodice and skirt, perhaps using bodice skirt B from this pattern or the bodice and skirt from this pattern Completed! Blogged about here
  • Neckroll pillow using my cherry print fabric for the center part and my dark red fabric for the sides (fabrics were previously used here)
  • White and sapphire blue wedding dress using option D of this pattern or possibly this pattern. It’s probably going to be a while before I make this one, but I’ve got it planned out now! :-D I might do a sapphire satin waist sash and may do a lace-up back
  • Groom’s outfit inspired by this outfit from the movie Stardust using option B (but the sleeves of A) of this pattern for the shirt, still need to find patterns for everything else
  • Leather or black denim collar. Take a strip of the material, put grommets/eyelets on it and lace it up with ribbon
  • (Inspired by my friend Thallium!) Embroidered canvas shoes. Find some cheap canvas shoes and just stitch something on ’em! I’ll probably do something like a tree or vines, something nature-related
  • Fabric gift bags using this tutorial
  • Kitty/fox ear hat using this tutorial
  • Sushi-shaped dog toys, inspired by this. I just need to find some squeakers to put in them, or maybe bells
  • Somehow I want to try to replicate this top, it’s simply amazing
  • One of these super-cute, super-simple iPhone/iPod cozies
  • Plush companion cube using this tutorial
  • Garter belt using this tutorial
  • Add rainbow ribbon as a trim to a shirt
  • Embroidered headband
  • This top
  • Button up spats like these Completed! Tutorial posted here
  • Skirts B and C from this pattern
  • A low-backed dress with a single strip of fabric across the back to cover my bra (because I can’t wear stuff without a bra)
  • Something to do with this patch I made
  • Layered lace fabric cuff made from this tutorial

Needlework Ideas

  • Cross stitched circuit board for my honey
  • 3D Portal Cube from perforated plastic or plastic canvas (inspired by this)
  • Sketch-style T-rex and Godzilla hugging embroidery or something else ridiculously adorable like puppies or kittens
  • Carl Sagan-inspired cross stitch patterns
    • “A still more glorious dawn awaits. Not a sunrise, but a galaxy rise. A morning filled with 400 billion suns. The rising of the Milky Way.”
    • “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch you must first invent the universe”
    • “The cosmos is also within us, we’re made of star stuff”
  • Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series-inspired cross stitch
    • “The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed”
  • Stag and deer coordinated cross stitch patterns
  • “Love notes”: embroidery with a musical staff and heart-shaped notes, like this
  • An embroidered love note, stating all the things I love about my honey. Inspired by this
  • Office Space cross stitch: “It’s not that I’m lazy, it’s that I just don’t care”. I will not be bringing this to work >.>
  • Alice in Wonderland “Eat me” and “Drink me” embroidery for a tote bag
  • Fabric wrist band with embroidery
  • Eye of Ra cross stitch pattern
  • A towel for my honey to wipe his junk on instead of using my hand towels >.> I’ll probably embroidery little penises on it or something
  • …A crocheted ball sack filled with something gel-like inside it to use as a stress reliever
  • An embroidered Tux (Linux) on a shirt

Jewelry Ideas

  • One moon earring, one star earring, with matching necklace
  • Chain choker with a small padlock keeping it on, like this
  • A bracelet like this one
  • A bracelet using this pattern, one in dark blue and black for me and one in purple and baby blue for my mom

Miscellaneous Ideas

  • My own website, maybe named Kyoti Makes?
  • Jewelry holder inspired by this made of either wood or acrylic
  • Paint this wooden tape box using this pattern. The moon and stars will be on one side and will fade into the sun and clouds
  • A staff, because I am a geek like that. No idea how I’ll do it, yet!
  • Chainmail “dreamcatcher” following this tutorial
  • “Wallet” card using this tutorial
  • Needle book, inspired by this
  • 3D Perler companion cube, inspired by this
  • A tiny sewing kit with pre-threaded needles to keep in my purse for emergency repairs
  • Re-stuff my bed pillows because they’re getting all limp and thin
  • Something with vinyl; I don’t know what, but I have a ton of it. If you’ve got ideas comment and let me know!

3 Responses to “My Current “To Do” List”

  1. Tu Mama August 19, 2010 at 8:59 PM #

    I would like a moon & star earring set with matching necklace….also anything Dark Tower inspired…a jewelry holder would be cool…to go with above-mentioned earrings..and I think I need angel wings embroidered on a shirt too. But dont forget….I absolutely LOVE anything you make for me cuz you are MY beautiful nerdy geeky crafty daughter.
    Love, Mom

    • kyotijess August 19, 2010 at 9:03 PM #

      Don’t worry, the earrings/necklace, Dark Tower thing, and jewelry holder were all for you :-) and I could probably do wings if you have a shirt you want ’em on :-)

  2. BlueBuckeye September 14, 2010 at 5:49 PM #

    I love love love your list. So many times when I get in a rut and don’t know what to make, looking at someone else’s “to make” list gives me so many more new ideas on things to make. Like the Portal Cube! Love it.

    Here is my list:

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