Wednesday, August 27, 2008

And gifts for others don't count...

Yes, I've made some gifts for friends and family, but I need to get stuff done in my own home! Does anyone else understand where I am coming from?

Baby blankets for Baby Barnett (due soon!!!)

Rock's Room

Actually, immediately before my son was born, I did get quite a few things accomplished. Take his nursery for example. To prep for Rock's arrival, I recovered lampshades... And made a bumper.
And a crib skirt.
I made a Boppy cover (on the bottom shelf pictured above).
I even made a little pillow for his swivel rocker...
And drilled the holes for new hardware on his dresser (being preggo they wouldn't let me do the painting so I gotta give the credit for that to my darling hubby).
And all that in a body swelling with the added weight of my sweet little parasite -- I mean -- son.Then the little punk (and I mean that in the best way) was born and my productivity has gone downhill quickly. This blog will chronicle my brave attempt to get it back!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Christmas '05

See? I have completed things in the past! For Christmas '05 I made a bunch of aprons for my sisters, mother, sisters-in-law, future-sister-in-law and mother-in-law.
This cool asian print was for my cool at-the-time-future-sister-in-law-now-sister-in-law.
Oh yeah and this was for my best friend.
My mom loves red almost as much as she loves Coca-cola.
For one of my sisters. I think.I loved this red one so much it was hard to pass it on.
Oh and I made some clutch purses for my sisters.
Inside shot.
Another clutch.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Martha I am NOT.

So those who know me best know that I love to be creative. However, if you know me even better than those who know me best, you know that I am wretchedly poor at finishing what I start. In an effort to change this, I've started this blog. I hope that it will motivate me to finish all those undone projects that are sitting around my house (there are nine that come to mind immediately). My goal is to post a completed task once a week.

A rare completed work... Wine bag for brother-in-law.

It will also provide a venue for me to share tips/ thoughts/ ideas that I've come across. I will never be Martha Stewart, but Lord willing, I hope to get a few things done before I die. Okay that sounds cryptic. I'll try and keep it more upbeat from here on out.