the Plate: I decided to etch the little misters hand prints on a glass plate because a co-worker of mine gave me a dozen plates for free. I traced the boys hand prints on paper, copied them to vinyl and some how managed to remember my cursive. I etched their prints on the back side of the plate. Well as you might be able to tell from the photo, I forgot to write their names backwards so they'd read correctly from the front. Now I know better for next time.
an Infant hat: A friend borrowed me her double pointed needles to finish the other hat I'd started. I figured since I had them I'd use the needles to make an infant sized hat. Between you and I, double pointed needles are intimidating and weird getting used to. I had a super tough time keeping my stitches tight. It's not the ugliest hat, but there is a noticeable difference in this row of stitches. Oh well, like so many other projects of mine- it was made with love.
I like to keep in mind the saying "you'll never know if you never try". If you do end up trying, you'll probably make a few mistakes along the way. Hopefully you learn from them and continue. I know there's been more than just these two as I practice a few new crafts, but I am only too happy to be trying.