Friday, December 9, 2011


Well. Ideas I suppose. Or partial projects.
Ever feel like you have so many Ideas and supplies for things that you just don't know what to start or finish next? I'm there. Prioritizing is not my strong suit. But I do enjoy having the ability to make a variety of things at any given moment. Right now I have picture frames from Goodwill to upcyle and paint, pictures to go in albums, about a gagillion Christmas gifts to make, holiday baking, a Christmas quilt to make, a Stocking for Wyatt, mending and alterations to our clothes, decorating projects, and, uh, oh yeah, yard work and house cleaning. Good grief. I also am itching to make t-shirt yarn. Not that I need it for anything right now. I just want to make it.

Last night I made 21yds of 1" single fold bias tape. I'll turn it into half inch double fold once I finish my Christmas gifts I'm using it for. I couldn't stop myself. This cute lime, coral, and orange polka-dot fabric wanted to be bias tape. So that's what I turned to whole yard into.

Today I went to check out a playset I found on Craigslist for the boys Christmas present from us and the grandparents. I can wait to get it! It was as good as I hoped! It's a step 2 climber and swingset and Redding is going to freak out to have a slide in the backyard. We need to finish cleaning up the yard and cut out the grass and mulch where the playground will go. Hope to work on that this week.

I'm also in the process of sanding and painting this patio furniture I found on Craigslist. I was so excited to find it! I have always wanted a black iron patio set, but haven't found one for the right price. A couple weeks ago I did: a four chair and table number that is cute as can be! The guy was even nice enough to drop it off at my house. It's going to look great when it's finished. My parents gave me a table umbrella in a nice grey and tan damask scroll print that will go great with the set. I also need to pressure wash the back patio and get the paint off it as you can see. I'm hoping it all comes off. I want to make cushions for the chairs too, though probably not right away. It's been so hot outside that we don't like being out there in the middle of the day, well, I don't mind, but Redding's a wimp about heat. Hopefully it's cool enough this weekend.

Time to go make sugar cookies and do laundry. Then maybe a project or two :)

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