Sunday, January 10, 2010

One week into the new year and I'm already behind schedule, so I'm going skip over the boring resolutions like exercise more or eat healthier and get right to point:

New Year's Resolutions:  (in no particular order)

1.  sew more.
2.  sew more creatively.
3.  use up my fabric scraps. (in creative ways).
4.  eat leftovers before they go bad.
5.  finish the treehouse.
6.  buy more fabric / buy less fabric.  
I haven't made up my mind on this one yet.  I guess it depends on how well resolution no. 1 goes.  But I'm off to a good start on the first option - picked up some Nicey Jane and more at the depot yesterday.  Can you tell I like the color green?  These might just find their way into a few pea pods.
7.  crochet a scarf

Saturday, January 2, 2010

I hate painting.  really.  it takes much longer than anticipated.  it always involves at least three trips to the paint store.  paint gets where you don't want it.  and the color is never quite right.

that daughter's big Christmas gift this year was a "new" room.  After months of deliberation she settled on a light blue-white-red scheme.  The walls are now a pale aqua with a fresh coat of white paint on the trim and she has a fluffy new comforter in red with matching sheets.  To finish it off we've been eyeing this wall decal and are planning a white sheer canopy for over the bed.  and maybe some shelves.  and a rug.  a red rug, definitely. 
What bliss.  She's so happy it's weird.  It's almost worth the painting.