I’ve mentioned before that I am the Queen of Good Intentions.
I WANT to have a cute, perfectly put together house.
(but I don’t)
I WANT to actually use my sewing machine for the greater good — i.e. a wardrobe makeover for me.
(but I don’t)
I WANT to finish the Little Lady’s scrapbook — the one that start’s with her birth and ends with her first bath.
(Seriously. Me = Best Mommy Ever)
And, each time I start browsing through my secret stash of decorating and craft blogs, I start getting the itch to dig through my remnants, find my hot glue gun, go through all of the lovely scrapbooking papers I have, print off our photos (instead of letting them sit in retirement on the computer) . . . lots and lots of good intentions.
Sigh — yeah. I haven’t done ANYTHING remotely creative in so long.
Anyone else like this?
Oh. . . YOU actually complete projects? YOUR house is clean? YOUR children have hand-made, matching, adorable tu-tus and appliqued shirts?
Then, why the heck are you HERE? I have nothing to offer. Nothing, I tell you.
Nothing except for a list of the projects I WANT to do. The projects that inspire me to actually THINK about whipping out my craft skills.
(I’ll even throw in the links, just in case you decide you really WILL do them . . . just don’t come back and rub your creative initiative in my face)
(1) Monogrammed Cupcake Toppers
SERIOUSLY! How cute are these? I found this adorable, yummy picture at Little Birdie Secrets, where the author boasts a “nest of creative tips, tricks, and tutorials.”
I read the tutorial for these toppers. I honestly think I could do this; in fact, I may even commit to doing these for the big ol’ birthday bash taking place this summer for the Little Lady and Mr. Boy.
(2) Re-purposing Boys’ Shirts
Oh! LOOK at these adorable, custom little shirts from Make It and Love It! All of those cute patches, circles, etc, were made using knit scraps! That’s it. I am soooo bookmarking this tutorial for when Mr. Boy starts wearing Big Boy Shirts. I LOVE this look and what a great way to recycle shirts that may be too small or have some wear and tear. The tutorial seems really, really easy. I could soooo do this. TOO CUTE!
(3) 3-D Silhouettes
Aren’t these cute! I adore silhouettes — I made some of my kidlets this past Christmas for their Gramie and Nina (the grandmas). This 3-D project from the blog Harrigan Howdy is actually giving me some ideas. I have a new playroom that needs some decorations — something cute and colorful.
And, I already have the silhouettes (and a tutorial for making them in GIMP, if you’re interested). Hmmmmm . . . will THIS be the project I actually complete?
(4) Glass Pendant Necklace
Ok — I love clunky, whimsical jewelry. Do I own any? No. (such a tragedy).
Dang — she MADE that! What have I made? Well, nothing much more than a great big pile of laundry . . . like the one sitting next to me on the couch. The pile I should be folding instead of ignoring. But, well — I think we can all agree that blog-hopping is much more important that folding tidy-whiteys.
(5) Purse Revamp
Can you believe this gorgeous purse was once a $12 Target bag?
I think that about my own purses all the time. . . and, then I go on about my day.
Not Lindsey — she came up with a plan, used materials she had ON HAND, and transformed her purse into a one-of-a-kind fashion piece. I am in AWE!
As she explains in her tutorial, it’s really a very simple process; one that, apparently, we all can do. There’s hope for me yet.
I’d love to complete one of these projects . . . or have someone ELSE (hint, hint . .MOM . . . SARAH) make them for me.
Yeah, that would be nice too.
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