Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Crafting Saddle

Well, mentally I am fully ready to hop right back into the crafting saddle.  There is one thing holding me back.  What is that?  TIME .... or lack there of.  That being realized, I thought I should at least make a list. You know, a list of all the things and ideas I hope to do as soon I do find some time.  (Fully aware that few of them will actually get started and even less will be finished.)  It doesn't cost anything to dream and plan, though, does it?!

1.  Start living in an adult home.

Now, by this I mean to have a functional and decorated space for myself and my family to live in.  Looking around our home last week I suddenly realized we have lived without end tables or lamps or really any sort of home decor.  It's been this way for years.  How sad!  I've always had the excuse of moving every 2 years or less, but that is a bit ridiculus to put everything on hold for that.  Plus, I don't see a move anytime soon.  Time to get myself in gear.

2.  Make a softie pattern.

I have a great idea for a softie for my adorable little nephew.  Hoping to get that put together sometime soon and be able to share it with y'all.

3.  Van organization. 

I'm sure everyone else can relate to this problem.  Trash on the floor, crayons and books scattered, and kids always wanting something handed to them.  I need to figure out a good way to keep the kids happy on long trips and my sanity intact.  I'm sure my loving husband would be greatful not to have to pull the shop-vac out after a trip, too.

4.  Christmas presents.

Crazy to start thinking about this now, but with 11 nieces and nephews it's never too early.  Plus, I would like to have a homemade christmas for all (even my own), so I need to start early.  Several ideas rattling around inside my noggin - I-spy bags, doll clothes, felt food, coloring items..........

5. Learn how to use my serger.

I mean really use it, not just sew a straight seam.  I have visions of my kiddos running around in outfits like these or these made by me.  **sigh** Anyone have a good book to recommend?  As sweet as my husband is, sewing lessons are not going to happen anytime soon with a new baby in the mix.

6.  Get organized.

Oh, my!!! This is a loaded one!  Is there really such a state of being?!

I should probably stop here.  There is a need to be reasonable - I guess.  Why set myself up to fail!  I will be pleased as punch to get just these 6 things started if not done before the end of the year considering #1 and #6 are doozies!  I'll let you know how things go as I start posting.

Now, which one to start on first?


  1. Wow, that is quite a list for a new mommy of five. How is Sawyer? I'm so with you on the serger. I'm so stoked about it, but need to clear my desk to learn it. I have some knits sitting on a shelf I've had for over a year, just waiting for this day. I'd love to be able to whip out a cute little jersey dress for the girls or myself.
    Yes, real furniture. You have never had a permanent roost, so now you can make this place truly your own. I think it is exciting to have some furniture shopping in store. Have fun! I'll have to come and see your homey place sometime and get a Wise fix.
    Organizing. ha. Unattainable goal for myself. I keep the chaos at bay, but that is about it.
    The van. Surely there are some organizers that can be tied to the backs of the captain's seats? Interesting idea.
    And would love to see your softie idea!!

  2. Lofty goals, indeed. But doable. You're a pro mama now, aren't you? You can do it!

    I have been thinking about van organization, too. I have some organizers that strap onto the seat in front of the kids, but they are U-G-L-Y. In my scattered, caffeine-fueled, ADHD-affected daydreams, I plan to remake them in cute fabric.

    Good luck!


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