Thursday, November 29, 2012

Finish What You Start in 2012... your flickr motivation to GET IT DONE!


Here's the thing.... It's December. Well... almost... If you are in the craft world... It's December.

We've all had those projects laying around that we've all started at some point this year and they are still sitting TO BE DONE.

Maybe it's mending, maybe it's a gift for someone, maybe it's a pattern that's been cut and should be sewn, maybe it's not sewing related, but you've got all the craft supplies to make it, and you just need to DO IT!  Maybe it's a Pinterest pin that you've been wanting to make... you get the idea...

I'm proposing some Flickr Motivation Fun for you guys, but MOSTLY myself, to help us all cross those things off the list in 2012!

I created a Flickr Group called FINISH WHAT YOU START IN 2012 (I know... clever title... you know you want to join it just because of that title) and it's open to anyone and anything craft/hand-made related that you guys want to enter to it! Anything that you want to take pride in that you've completed in 2012... not necessarily upload every and all photos from here back to January, but those things that you are currently working on to GET DONE!

Like take this vest for instance that I made for Cai.
Not my favorite. I mean, he's my favorite... just not really the vest.

I actually cut this baby out during KCWC and never got around to sewing it, but I've been trying to motivate myself across the board to stop wasting time here and there and just GET THINGS DONE! After I got things cut out, I just sort of hated this project. In my head, I just sort of didn't know what I had been thinking. Argyle knit seemed so cool on the bolt, but I felt like I'd sort of "wasted" it using the Oliver + S Sailboat top turned vest. Something about it just seemed "not right" in my design opinion. Finally, I just decided to spend the 10 minutes it would take me to just sew it together, so that's what I did.
I texted a picture of it to Caila saying how mad these buttons made me, and how I didn't think I was going to post it on the blog. She sort of convinced me otherwise... maybe it wasn't as bad as I thought. Maybe I should sleep on it and I would like it better in the morning? So I did.

And she was right... it's MUCH cuter on such a cute little boy the next day! I love my blog BFF... I claim Caila as my blog BFF, people... sorry... she's mine! She's too cool for school and you know it.

Even though, it doesn't make me feel as accomplished as say... the father/son matching shirts. The point is that I got it done and made and that's that! Done in 2012!

So, here's where you come in.... Stop procrastinating... Get your stuff done... and add it to the new FINISH WHAT YOU START in 2012 flickr group!

I'll show off you're amazing-ness right here throughout the month, and we'll all cheer each other on that we've finished those random projects IN 2012!

I'll have the blog button up shortly on both this post AND my side-bar (It's up!!!), and whoever wants to add it to their side-bar or blog about it will get a virtual hug from moi!!! I love you people... let's do it!


Oh, and P.S. - Whoever is the first one to add their craft item to the flickr group will get a fabric necklace sort of like this one made by me.... I enjoy bribery, I mean... giving gifts!