The list – It’s long. It’s crafty. It’s AWESOME!

I love to sew, to craft, to be creative, to design, to photograph…the list goes on! I have a list about a mile long of projects that I am expecting to get done in the next month or two and and really hoping that I can photograph the process and put together tutorials for many of them. Some of these projects are a first attempt and can, of course, end in a not so beautiful final product. That being said, it’s important to remember that “with failure comes knowledge” and in the event of a failed project I can at the least issue some “what not to do” tips.

I am going to attempt to list everything that I have in the works right now. THE LIST is going to start with the highest priority projects and works it’s way down through all of the things I want to get done. These high priority projects primarily consist of all of the things I have to finish before Merrick’s birthday on¬† February 29. All he wants is a bounce house and a new Star Wars bedroom, and being the super mom that I am, I plan on making his room AWESOME! (and yes, he’s getting a bounce house for a day thanks to his Nana) I am lucky that he is still young enough to really appreciate the things that I make for him.

THE LIST

  1. Sew: Star Wars bedding (toddler fitted sheet, comforter, sham & throw pillow)
  2. Sew: Star Wars curtain panels w/blackout lining
  3. Sand and refinish toddler bed
  4. Transform the McQueen table & stools into Star Wars (prime, paint, decoupage w/fabric, seal)
  5. Make a sign that reads “I am a Jedi, like my father before me.” Unsure how I want to do this as of right now and I would love to hear ideas from anyone who has one!
  6. Sew: slip cover for the chair and foot stool in his room. Headrest must have “Jedi” appliqued on it. Once again not sure how I’m going to do this one. The chair is from Ikea and it’s read so it would match technically…I’m not sure how to make it where it won’t sag around the current cushion…ideas?
  7. Repaint room
  8. Turn ceiling into a glowing planetarium!
  9. Sew: mei tei baby carrier for my bestest friend Sara, man, she needs one!
  10. Hand sew: finish my grandmothers sock lion
  11. Hand sew: a super cute sock bear for Hassan
  12. Mount my new owl photos on canvas – first decorate/paint canvas to match
  13. Sew: 3 ring slings for Chase’s 3 pregnant cousins
  14. Sew: apron I’ve been promising my Grandma since Christmas. This is going to be retro and based off of a 50s pattern I have! I can’t wait for this one!
  15. Sew: matching pot holders
  16. Sew: myself a table cloth & bar runner to match new kitchen decor
  17. Sew: FINALLY get my super hero theme ankle length skirt made…I’ve been excited about this for a couple of months now ūüôā

I also HAVE to get the kids down to the park and take some new pictures. I just need a warm, sunny day to do it…preferably when Dada is home to help keep these crazy boys under control!

Man, I didn’t ever think I was going to get to the end of this list! I feel like I could get this done a lot faster if there were about 10 extra hours of mama time in each day!

I can’t wait to sharing my crafting adventures!

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“A day without hate”

So, I have this idea stuck in my head…problem is that I don’t know where to begin.

I want to organize “A Day Without Hate” the name is negotiable. I think there may already be one of these that is local to Colorado, maybe? A day where people agree to refrain from any act of hate, be it actions, words or otherwise. This includes not sharing stories about hate on your facebook or twitter and not speaking ill of people for any reason. I’m not suggesting that we all go out and give each other big hugs, but just be civil to one another for one single day.

This is something that I think the people of the whole world needs. I know that not every citizen of the world will be on board, but maybe those of us who are can make a small difference.

Imagine a day where you don’t have to read about why this person hates that person and you don’t have to deal with people thinking ill of you because of your race, religion or creed. I think it could be amazing.

I don’t know where to begin, but I want it to be big. I have a few ideas floating around in my head…maybe we could raise money for an organization that supports peace among people. Maybe it is something that could turn into an annual event.¬†Maybe we could organize gatherings in large cities for the participants.

I would love any advice or ideas that anyone might have. I plan on starting a blog specifically for this in the next couple of days. In the mean time I need help choosing a day. I would prefer a day that does not fall on any holidays observed by any country or religion. I also think that a weekend would work out well.

So, once again. Any ideas, no matter how small would be appreciated.

Thanks!