I do have three areas that I would like to take myself (& this blog) or really three areas I would like to focus on, in addition to the ones that I already do (like sewing, crafting, helping adoptive families!).
- More Design/DIY projects around the house
- Photography: getting better and understanding more (already better with my nice camera and 50 mm lens!)
- Sharing more in practical ways (like local sewing classes to friends)
My problem with Design/DIY projects, even do it yourself things is that it costs money. Haha! Imagine that! We live on a really tight budget due to the fact that I stay home with our son, that means that I can't spend a lot on expensive items and sometimes not even ANYTHING extra, but I have been doing fairly well making a little extra in my sewing adventures and want to use that money for those things.
My first step towards this was to
I really think I am going to change our wall color. I loved that green for awhile, but now I'm thinking a cool grey would be more relaxing. I also need to thrift to find some side tables and have some other ideas for painting the furniture already in our room! I plan to stick with this project for awhile, so I may not be sewing quite as much in the next month, but hopefully we will all love the results!
Also, I did not make a tutorial for how to make an Hourglass pillow, but I looked around online and Amy Butler has a free pattern you can download for a very similar pillow. If you use stripes, just be patient and make sure to use lots of pins to line up the stripes. You also need to cut out your fabric by lying one "triangle" down on your fabric and making sure when you cut, you will actually cut it out the way you want i.e. horizontal stripes, then vertical stripes! It is worth all the patience in the end though!