Monday, August 13, 2012

Too much?

I am starting to think that I may be working on too many projects at the moment....I have an ever growing list, but I've been inspired and I don't want to miss out on any opportunities!

Here is my ever growing project list:

-SEWING PROJECTS: I got a sewing machine for my birthday (yipee!) and need to start working on some projects so I get familiar with the machine and educate myself further. I have decided to make a nice flowy maxi skirt as well as some polka dotted scarves. I also would like to make a DIY heart sweater (a la the J.Crew one I would like to, but should not purchase). While I'm at it I think I will add some elbow patches to some old sweaters, perhaps even in the shape of a heart! And although not sewing related, I am making my own polka dotted skinnies since the ones I am obsessed with at Anthropologie are nearly $300 (boo).

-PAPER PROJECTS: I recently learned how to book bind (I even taught a class on it! oo la la!) and as a result I have decided everyone I know needs their own personalized hand bound journal. I have made 3 handmade journals in...2 weeks? I also learned the magic of DIY stationary and LINED ENVELOPES. Let me tell you- once you line an envelope you'll never look at an unlined envelope in the  same way EVER again. So two lucky people in my life will be receiving their own handmade stationary complete with lined envelopes. Those two people shall remain unnamed as they have not received this yet. :) I also decided I needed to get to work on the many scrapbooks we were gifted around the time of the wedding. The Italian Honeymoon book is almost complete, but I still have the wedding and family books to finish up.

-PAINTING PROJECTS: I have 2 paintings in progress, and would like to finish at least 2 more by mid to late September. This really should be PRIORITY NUMERO UNO. These actually have deadlines unlike the rest. MUST FOCUS.

-HOME PROJECTS: I have come up with a spiffy (yes, I said spiffy) way of displaying the sweet and lovely cards we receive or give to each other. DIY and photos to come! I got Mr. Butter the PERFECT card the other day (if I do say so myself, which...I just did). It says "Life is so much BUTTER with you". A-dorable. It was made for us. I would also like to make us a fun pair of curtains for the bedroom and perhaps a lovely fall tablecloth.

Don't even get me started on fall decorations...Fall is only MY FAVORITE TIME OF THE YEAR and there are so many fun things I want to make!!!!

Time to get back to those paintings! Poor Mr. Butter is already in bed, but I have to dedicate myself to this for the next few months. 8 hour work days followed by a night of painting? You gotta do what ya gotta do.

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