Thank you! to all of you who participated in the last TTW! So many lovely projects. My personal assistant (aka husband) picked a random number and that made Lieke the winner of the book Crochet in the city! Congratulations! Look at that quilt.. It’s so very stunning!

Thank you Loes from Freubelweb for sponsoring the January TTW.

Let’s tackle your WIP

Well it’s a new month, a new change to finish your WIP. I saw already a few WIPs popping up on Instagram, so here you can post you entry for February.

(If you run in to any trouble uploading your link, just shoot me an email [email protected] so I can try and help you out.)

In this months giveaway you can win a Sugaridoo party in a box of your choice.

Inlinkz Link Party

You have until Sunday to sign up. Remember, February is a short one, so don’t put too much pressure on yourself. A small goal is also a goal ;)

Never too late for a baby quilt right?

Four months ago I posted a video showing all my WIPs. (This one) I just watched it again. And many of those projects are still WIPs. So I went ahead and just picked the very first on the list. A penguin quilt for baby Jules. He’d not really a baby anymore, so about time to finish it!

So my goal for this month is to finish that quilt top. I need a lot more penguins and want to make also his name in paper piecing blocks. Whoop whoop! Let’s go!

Love,
Irene

Aaaand the time is up! It’s already the end of January, the first month of the new year is over. How was it? Did you start a new good habit? Or did you break your new years resolutions on the second day?

I think you did an awesome job on finishing your WIP’s. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing and tagging the progress on your projects. Such great fun to tackle our WIP’s together. I’m already thinking on my next WIP, since this quilt took a little longer for me to finish than I anticipated! Probably pick a crochet project next to finish while I’m under my finished quilt ;)

Almost there!

The Tree Tree House is soo close to being finished. I’m stitching line after line forming all these pretty triangles. A few more stitches and then I can add the binding, the final piece of a quilt. But I must say that it’s very tempting to just take is home and use it as it is. A binding is not strictly necessary to make the quilt cuddly. ;) The last mile is the longest they say right?

This beautiful backing fabric is by Tula Pink. It’s 100% cotton, but it feels so soft! My very favorite fabric to use on the back of a quilt.

Link up your WIP

You can link up your finished projects below. Any questions about the Tackle That WIP? Just send me an email via [email protected]

A little info on how to link your project:

  • click the ‘add your link’ button
  • log in with facebook or gmail or your email address (even if you want to share an Instagram post, you need to login to post your project)
  • click on the ‘add link’ button
  • enter your url, or click on ‘upload’ to upload a picture of your project.
  • write a caption and click ‘save’

Inlinkz Link Party

Whoops, I closed the linky tool early. Here’s another one :)
Inlinkz Link Party

I’ll leave the tool open until Sunday so you will have enough time to enter for the give away of the Crochet in the city book. I’ll announce in this blog post who wins this month’s price.

Hope to see you with a new WIP again next week in a new Tackle That WIP! (The blog post for sign up will be up on the 1st of February.)

Love,
Irene

Yayy! A whole new year ahead of us! A new year to finish our WIPs and to find inspiration for new projects. For the inspiration part I recorded a video for you. It’s about all the things I get inspiration from for new ideas.

For all the WIPs we want to finish we have our ‘Tackle That WIP’ movement! Last year we started and this year we’ll continue with it. I have awesome prizes in store for you. And this month I get to give away the Crochet in the City Book by Annemarie Benthem, sponsored by Freubelweb. Whoop whoop! That book is so beautiful, aand it’s written in English and Dutch. Soo link up your WIP below and set a goal.

I’ll remind you by the end of the month to link up your results ;)

We have a winner!

Last month we had three finished WIPs, so I let my husband pick a number from 1 to 3 while I was writing this. He said ‘two’, which made Youna last months winner. Congratulations! I looove your Christmoose! You’re winning a goodie bag with crochet or quilt goodies. I’ll send you an email to get your details.

My WIP

My WIP this month is the same as last month, the Tree Tree House quilt. I just joined all the blocks together and I want to quilt it and add a binding to it. So completely finishing is my goal. Let’s do this!

Post your WIP for January

Inlinkz Link Party

Some things to keep in mind when participating:

  • Post a picture of the WIP you want to finish this month. Enter again at the end of the month to have a change to win this months price.
  • Upload your own pictures only, don’t enter with a WIP that’s not yours
  • Please do check out some of the other WIPs and let’s encourage each other!
  • By entering a picture you give Sugaridoo permission to feature your project on the Sugaridoo social media channels

Woww! It’s the end of 2018. What a wonderful year it has been! In my latest video (this one) I did a short review of 2018. There were so many things to be proud of, and many things to learn from. I can’t wait to see what the new year has in store for me.

As you could see in that video as well, I’m still working on my Tree Tree House quilt, so I didn’t finish it completely. BUT I’m still super happy that I listed it for my TTW of november/december since I’ve made such progress on it!

Thank you all so much for joining me in the first two editions of Tackle That WIP. In the new year we’ll continue with TTW each month. I’m contacting designers and brands to sponsor the give always at the end of each month. So make sure to join in in the first week of the month to not miss a new TTW. (I’ll also announce them on Instagram.)

How did you so on the November/December challenge? I saw lovely projects on the Instagram. Looking forward to see who accomplished their goals! This is how far I got on my Tree Tree House quilt. Next I need to sew all the blocks together and quilt it.

Some things to keep in mind when participating:

  • Post a picture of the WIP you want to finish this month. Enter again at the end of the month to have a change to win this months price.
  • Upload your own pictures only, don’t enter with a WIP that’s not yours
  • Please do check out some of the other WIPs and let’s encourage each other!
  • By entering a picture you give Sugaridoo permission to feature your project on the Sugaridoo social media channels
  • Please don’t link to Etsy stores, giveaways or other linky parties.

There we go for November + December:

Inlinkz Link Party

This months price

The price for this month is a surprise box with crochet or quilt goodies. I’ll contact the winner by email so then you can let me know your preference :)

Have a lovely lovely new year!
xo Irene

Yayy! We finished the first round of Tackle That WIP: 39 projects were started, 29 got finished. How awesome is that! I love how we can follow each others progress via the #tacklethatwip hashtag on Instagram.

Noww for the TTW of October, we got a winner! Under strict supervision of the hubsie and kitten Tommy I pick a random number between 1 and 29 via Random.org. And the winner is……. Beth Peters! She finished this beautiful quilt:

Well done Beth! Congratulations and thank you so much for joining. I’ll get in touch with you so ship the fabrics or yarn your way!

November and December combined

For the next round I suggested on Instagram to combine the coming two months. They can be quite busy with all the holidays, so it just felt like a good idea to combine them and give us until the end of the year to finish our next WIP. Sounds far away right, the end of the year ;)

My projects

How did my WIP projects go? Well, I have to be honest.. In October I ALMOST finished the Sugaridoo Sampler quilt, just a couple more stitches and then it’s done. But I did finish the orange and grey Charlie the cat from my pile of WIPs. So even though I didn’t completely reach my goal, I’m still very happy with what I got done!

This month I would like to make my ‘Tree Tree House Quilt’. I designed this quil a long time ago. I’ve selected the fabrics, and started cutting, but didn’t sew any sewing yet. So that would be a very fun project to work on!

My sister in law saw this digital sketch some time ago and already started on making the quilt. She couldn’t wait for me to finish the pattern. She’s making it much smaller than I had intended. I saw her first rows of block on our quilt retreat the other weekend and it’s going to be so cute!

Link up your project!

You can link to a picture of a project. You can do so from your blog, your instagram or flickr. If you have questions about posting, let me know in the comments below so I can help you out. (It’s possible to not link to anything, but of course it’s more fun when we can follow each others work online.)

Some things to keep in mind when participating:

  • Post a picture of the WIP you want to finish this month. Enter again at the end of the month to have a change to win this months price.
  • Upload your own pictures only, don’t enter with a WIP that’s not yours
  • Please do check out some of the other WIPs and let’s encourage each other!
  • By entering a picture you give Sugaridoo permission to feature your project on the Sugaridoo social media channels
  • Please don’t link to Etsy stores, giveaways or other linky parties.

This months price

Of course there is a price again this month. We can all use some extra motivation to tackle those WIPs. I’ll let you know later this month what it’s going to be :)

There we go for November + December:


It is today!! The first of October. The day that we are starting our WIP movement together. There were soo many positive comments after mentioning that I wanted to start something to finish our WIPs together. Awesome! I’m super excited that you are with me.

#TackleThatWIP

Since so many of us have multiple WIPs, and since it feels so good to finish a WIP every now and then I wanted to start something so motivate each other. So, every month I’m going to host #TackleThatWIP here on Sugaridoo. (Thanks Liesbeth for this awesome hashtag suggestion!) This will hopefully give us some accountability and support for the projects that we really want to finish.

It doesn’t matter if you only need to finish the binding of a quilt, if you need to sew together an amigurumi or if you want to set a milestone for your own project such a finishing a quilt top or adding 10 rows to your crochet blanket. It all helps tackling your WIP right?

What’s the plan?

Here’s the plan.

  • I will put a blog post online on the 1st of the month (that’s this post).
  • You can pick a WIP goal that you want to finish this month
  • Enter a picture of your WIP with your goal during the first 4 days of the this month.
  • In the last week of the month I’ll post a new blog post where you can enter a picture of your WIP when it’s finished.
  • You have until the last day of the month to enter your results of the month when you reached your goal.
  • Every finished WIP goal (that was announced in the beginning of the month) will give you one entry into that months give away.

Are you excited? I know am!

Did you say something about a giveaway?

Yess, there will be a price each month. A finished WIP makes room for a new one, right? This month I’ll be the sponsor of the give away. For the following months different shops will sponsor the price for #TackleThatWIP.

This month’s winner can choose between a rainbow fabric bundle with Kona Solids by Robert Kaufman or a rainbow yarn collection with Musthave 100% cotton yarn by Yarn&Colors.

Enter your WIP


How to link a project

You can link to a picture of a project. You can do so from your blog, your instagram or flickr. If you have questions about posting, let me know in the comments below so I can help you out.

Some things to keep in mind when participating:

  • Post a picture of the WIP you want to finish this month. Enter again at the end of the month to have a change to win this months price.
  • Upload your own pictures only, don’t enter with a WIP that’s not yours
  • Please do check out some of the other WIPs and let’s encourage each other!
  • By entering a picture you give Sugaridoo permission to feature your project on the Sugaridoo social media channels
  • Please don’t link to Etsy stores, giveaways or other linky parties.

My project for this month

This month I would love to work on the Sugaridoo Samper. I still need to add details to the figures in the quilt, eyes on the animals, air bubbles for the fishes, a needle for the sewing machine, etc. I’d be so happy if I could finish that this month!

And the winner is…

Next month, on the 1st of November, I’ll announce the winner of the give away. (Which will be picked randomly with help ot random.org) And also I will put some of your beautiful projects in the spotlights.

 

Good luck with picking your project for this month. Can’t wait to see what you will be working on!

Love,
Irene