Anyhow, this is bad practice I think. Being a busy, working mama to 4, my To Do list is never ending, and I have quite unwittingly created a crafty To Do list to add further weight to my unending sense of being behind. In an attempt to work through it and tie up the loose ends of my stitchy ways, I am committing them to paper and blog, so I can keep track and encourage progress. I was most dismayed to find, upon counting said unfinnished projects, that it is um, quite lengthy.
* Vintage Scrap Quilt
* OMG WTF Banner
* Woven Cloth
* Toiletry bags for Amber and Hazel (started in 2008)
* Christmas Tree Fairy (started in 2008)
* Patchwork Curtain Tie Backs
* Secret project for a special friend 1
* Secret Project for a special friend 2
* Secret project for a special friend 3
* 4 cushion/pillow covers (deadline mid May)
* Elephant bag from Wee Wonderfuls book
* Embroidery (started in 2008)
Now, this list does not include the mending pile, which is another post all together.
So, I concluded I must make a pact with myself to not begin any new projects, until the above list is crossed off.
Then I stumbled upon THIS and I thought I would have a little dig through the scrap bag to see what possibilities might present themselves, and those colourful wee fabric scraps, they were singing to me! Oh yes! All those lovely colours and prints, a wee bit of the fabric from Amber's cushion and scraps from long since made Dotee dolls and what not's, and well those scraps conjure memories, good times and gifts and love and joyful happy happy things.
Such is my willpower, that despite their pleasant song, I said NO to the scraps. Oh I did, I even crossed my arms just so, so that they knew I meant business. I said NO! to them damn it, but they wouldn't listen! Quite before I knew what was happening I was wielding the rotary cutter like a woman posessed and the pile of little rectangles grew, and grew.
Sigh, and so too did the list, by just one more, but rather long winded (I think) project.
* Scraptastic quilt
Have I mentioned that I have never even actually made a quilt? That my entire experience of quilt making consists of the cutting and stitching together of a few paltry strips (which as per the list above remain as such). I am clearly drawn to this quilt making lark, I just need to work out how to find more time to actually make one, and the other stuff, all of it.
For more scrappy scrumptiousness, you should also take a peek at THIS.