I've also started doing some free motion stiching and stuffing some fabric to create 3d elements. A la Ruth Rae http://ruthrae.blogspot.com/. I'm thinking these bits may be part of a bigger piece in the future.
I've also learned how to make these little gifty bags and to work with buttons on my machine. The next challenge is the zipper!
Next up was a tissue box cover, check.
Then a pin cusion and a kid's bracelet. I'm practicing my new button moves.
Staying on target. Creative every day since plan hatched? Check.