January 2, 2008

A Declaration

Crafting has been a crazy whirlwind since September. It started with craft fair preparations that slid straight into handmade for the holidays. Once the winds subsided though the craft fair wares had found great homes and I had a fabulous pile of handmade gifts* for Christmas. A great success!

However, the time has come to focus on my craft wish list. And, oh, is it long! I must finish my big dot pillows, dress up a boring lampshade, and make my own pair of lounge pants. Then I can move along to the new patterns found under my Christmas tree: Amy Butler's Sophia and Weekender bags. (I'll need those to focus on my goal of more weekend travel, right?) And if I have great new travel bags I'm going to need a new toiletry bag. Then there are the projects just beginning to nibble at the back of my brain: a quilted throw for the living room, applique initial pillows for the boring couch in the den/guest room/studio, and some sort of fabulous wall treatment for a wall in the living room. And that, I'm sure, is just the tip of the iceberg.

Therefore, I herby declare January to be Selfish Crafting Month. Care to join me?

*To be revealed in upcoming posts.

3 comments:

Junie said...

I like that idea...but I think my Jan is going to be selfish sister sewing month. I came back from her house with fabric to make a new cover for her futon, with a repair project, and now she bought fabric for curtains and window seat cushions, too! She's lucky I still love her...

Tory's Mom said...

What a wonderful way to put a positive spin on making changes in our lives. Resolutions, if lucky, may survive through the end of January, then we go back to our old ways. I signed in to the site today to see a picture of the twins and was disappointed not to see them. After such an elaborate phote montage of their trip to their new home in Michigan!

Tory's Mom said...

My previous post should actually have been attached to your Jan.1 entry about resolutions. The brain isn't quite back into fully functioning mode!