To be more creative in 2011!
I went about six months not making a thing and it wasn't any fun. All of a sudden I am finding big and small ways to be more creative. We are on a tight budget (isn't everyone?) so the phrase, "Make do and mend" has been my mantra lately.
It's easier than you think. Haven't been wearing that one pair of pants because you lost the button?
Put a random one on and give it some flare:
Kid's chair scraping your bamboo floor every time they scoot it around?
Hand stitch felt on the bottom:
Bam. Problem solved. Oh, and maybe fix the top that's falling apart while you're at it...
Husband gone recording drums for hours upon hours and the kids are in bed?
Piece a new family quilt instead of browsing lame, stupid Facebook for hours!
Need some motivation? Browse crafty blogs that rule school or make a sewing mix to hum and stitch to. Mine is playing on this here blog right now and it kept me pumped all night as I designed, cut, sewed, ironed and squared out a quilt top and bottom. Magic.
Who's with me?
Let's get crafty together this Monday (Jan 3) after your kids are in bed!
I'm gonna start sewing around 7:30. See you then!