I've been thinking about my craft life lately.
Specifically, all the unfinished projects hanging about the house.
I'll admit, sometimes my follow-through on my plans is...
Hey, look at this tray I scored at a garage sale for only a quarter! I could paint it!
So, I am devoting the entire month of February to FINISH some of these projects. "Window shopping" at thrift stores and craft supply will be strictly limited.
Notice I picked the shortest month of the year for this experiment?
Let's roll back to the summer of 2010.
Husband has just left for work, and I'm finishing breakfast before I leave for work myself.
It's Friday, trash day in our neighborhood. The phone rings.
"There is a window setting by the curb around the corner. It looks like something you might be interested in."
Oh yes, I am interested in this old window, but not the cutesy flowers painted on it. So I paint it black.
And then it collects dust.
Move forward to last weekend. After the chaos in my craft studio that was called Christmas, I begin to re-organize. I could really use more shelving for the things I reach for often. And what am I going to do with that old window?
Ah-ha! A 1x6 board and some basic shelf brackets and now I have this:
I really needed another pin cushion, so I made one from scrap canvas, Poly-fil and a terra cotta flower pot from a miniature floral arrangement a co-worker gave me for Christmas a couple of decades ago (I knew there was a reason why I saved it). It took me all of five minutes. I'm on a roll!
Today, I have co-worker who can knit, and she taught me the basics. Whoo-hoo! I'm so excited to have an new craft skill!
I inherited a grandmother's knitting needles, so I wanted something fun to put them in, like a vase. I could run to Savers tomorrow after work to look around...
No, none of that!
What else do I have?
Plenty of scrap wood! Cut four sides and a bottom. Give it some distressing and some paint. Add hardware from an old armoire I tore apart a few years ago for embellishment.
This is working out better than I thought!
A couple of years ago I pulled this from a fortune cookie on a really lousy day at work.
Let's see how much I can undertake and complete this month!