Making and Doing

18 Jan

I have decided that 2012 will be a year of crafting. I love the sense of accomplishment that comes with a finished project. But at the same time I seem to have an inability to keep my craft room clean enough to actually do anything. I keep buying more stuff. And hoarding old clothes for up/recycling. I am unsure where to draw the line. I saw something recently about having a “collection of thread too short to be useful.” While I am not quite that bad, it’s a close run thing.

Still, for the past couple of weeks I have been able to put my blinkers on when it comes to the mess and just gotten on with it. Pretending that it IS actually organised chaos (it’s not).  How do you not lose your transparent ruler every time you set it down? The hours I spent looking for the bloomin’ thing, well, it’s like a part-time job. Still, here are the things I achieved (beams proudly):

See, it’s Good Thing that I have been hoarding old clothes (can you tell that I have had this conversation with the Hubby already). I made a cape, and re sized a t-shirt for the Turtle. I obviously need all of the other bits and bobs currently littering the craft room floor. I might make something out of them. Someday.

The embroidery on canvas is my favourite. I’m trying not to cover the house with them. But I need to make more. Plans are afoot.

The pajamas were made for the Turtle. He saw the fabric and said “You need to make something for me with this”. Although, a shirt would have been better apparently. Still, he wore them to bed and refused to take them off all day yesterday. An order has been placed for a shirt. “The animal fabric will be fine.”

The cd visor yoke is not perfect (I doubt there’s a straight line of stitching in it), but it does the job. And it cheers up the car.

2012 will be a year of colour too.

And maybe organisation.

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One Response to “Making and Doing”

  1. customtripplanning January 18, 2012 at 5:46 pm #

    I went through my clothes this past weekend and put 2 bags together for GoodWill and a bunch of good stuff for Dress for Success but the BEST part was I took some sweaters I no longer wear and made purses out of them!!! That felt great!!

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