Well, I have so many ideas brewing around in my brain about creative projects that I would like to do that I started a journal about them, just as a place to capture them all in one place. I often find that I am collecting the stuff to make projects before I am done with the last one because I am worried that I will forget what it was that I wanted to do.
I am also going to take a little break from pouncing on Etsy for a while, since that usually just spawns more ideas, and I need to do some creating for a while.
Things that are at the top of the crafting to-do list:
- Make the other pillow for the boy. I have most of the fabric cut for this; I just need to take a little bit of time to pull it all together.
- I would like to make a cover for my sewing machine, particularly now that I am going to have a place to keep it out. I have looked at a ton of different patterns, but I think I am going to keep it simple with a pattern I have in my head. I will post what I come up with as I do it.
- The “Drawing Board” is coming along. I found a great frame at Hobby Lobby yesterday for 90%. And, it is going to be perfect for what I want to do, so I am really excited about that.
- I would like to make a baby blanket for a new little one I know that was born early, and her mom wasn’t quite as ready as she had planned to be. I have been inspired by this quilt on House on Hill Road. I can’t even tell you how much I love this quilt! I keep going back to the site to look at it again. So, I am going to try something like it. It might give me a place to finally make friends with my BSR on my Bernina too, which would be fabulous.
- I need to paint the table that the sewing machine is going to live on, so it can come in from the garage. Originally, I had planned to decoupage fabric onto the top of the table. I saw how to do it here, but I want to keep the top a little more vesatile than that, particulary since I know we will be moving before too long. So, I thought that instead I would decoupage the fabric I wanted to use on the inside of the drawer in the front of the table to try it out. That way I don’t have to try to find contact paper I can live with. Instead, I can use something I already have and love.
- Practicing on that drawer will also give me a chance to practice with the fabric decoupage before I make the little table for my friend’s little girl (that I have been “working” on for almost 2 years).
- On the long term goals list is still to finish my perpetual calendar that I have been working on almost as long as that little table. I am determined that it will get done before we leave this house though!
Well, that’s my crafting to do list right now, and it isn’t even all that I want to get done. But, it is a good start. And, if I can start checking these things off my list, then I will be able to start working on my quilted wall idea that I got after seeing this! I will have a new wall free in the studio, and it would be so cool to create my own little wall quilt with canvases using this technique!
I will try to take pictures as I am working through these projects, and post them. I might post some of the half finished stuff too just to try to keep myself motivated!