Thursday, February 4, 2010

Dreaming is better than doing... ?

Sometimes I think it's more fun to dream about all the amazing craft projects I would like to get around doing... I find myself doing this more and more often, which fuels my obsession to scour for all things crafty. At the moment, I have approximately 9-10 sewing projects, 2 sweaters on my knitting needles (with yarn and patterns for at least 6 more waiting in the wings); plus I also have a home dec project using Ikea wood-framed mirrors and scrapbook paper. But it's more exciting right now to just think of all the cool stuff I'm going to make! I'm hoping that by building up the intensity of desire to make all things cool, it will eventually create a lift-off for my motivation to get DOING.

Speaking of dreaming, I'm excited to purchase a book this week called "One Yard Wonders". It seems I'm the last one to discover this gem of a book... several of my crafty friends already own it and know which projects are on their to-do lists. But the concept is undeniably a brilliant one! I don't know how many times I've visited a fabric store or wandered through the the fabric department and picked up at least 3 or 4 bolts of amazingly-designed fabric. Being the sensible me, I usually don't buy at random unless I have a project in mind, especially when it comes to fabric as sewing projects as you need a very specific amount of fabric for any given project! So now with the fantastic projects in this book, I can now justify buying random 1 yard cuts of anything that catches my eye... hmm... maybe this isn't such a good idea!? Last night my good friend Dena and I had a fabric date and I bought 3 yards of so-cute-it-makes-you-want-to-squeal fabric. Yes, I do not own this book YET, but I already have projects lined up from it. I'm planning on creating oh-so-cute sleepwear: boxers and cami tanks. Not to mention I absolutely love the dress on the front cover for summertime... maybe I need to buy more fabric. LOL

1 comment:

  1. I'm guessing your dogs will get something adorable made from this book. :)