Another week has gone by, and it appears once again that I don’t have anything crafty to show for it. I was out a lot this week: The Raptor Trust and The Great Swamp with my sister and a couple of our sons on Sunday, BBQ at my parents’ house on Monday, coffee with a friend on Tuesday, helping a little bit with the decluttering effort at my grandparents’ old house on Wednesday, grabbing an ice cream cone at the local carnival on Friday… It’s no wonder I’m not making much headway on any of my crafty ideas!
I have so many things that I’d like to finish and share here!
I have an idea for a camera strap tutorial, and I’ve already made (and am using) the prototype. In fact I’ve been using it for two months now. Two months, and no updated version and no tutorial. Boo.
Also, I bought a pair of pants online that need some extensive re-working. I think that will make an excellent blog post and tutorial, but again I have been dragging my heels. And as the weather heats up, I want less and less to wear long pants anyway. So. Maybe I’ll see you in September with that one?
Much of this procrastination is tied up in the fact that my sewing paraphernalia is packed away. It’s a pain in the neck to get it all out, work on a project or two, and then pack it all up again. And I have a tendency to get sidetracked in the “work on a project or two” stage, and neglect the “pack it all up again” stage until I have a gigantic fabric-related disaster area taking over my dining room. You can see why I might be holding off on pulling the trigger on that possibility.
The same potential for making a horrific mess of my dining room is what keeps me from getting out the clay supplies and making another batch of crochet hooks.
I’ll share a little secret with you that will prove just how silly this all is: my dining room is, as we speak, kind of a mess already. I’ve been letting miscellaneous items that I don’t know what to do with pile up in there, and it’s gotten orders of magnitude worse since I began acquiring nifty old stuff that once belonged to my grandparents. Vintage tablecloths, two boxes of buttons, a big box of sewing thread, some embroidery hoops, a trolley painting my grandfather made, a big box of scrap paper, a heavy blue glass pitcher, miscellaneous birthday candles… you get the picture. I brought it home from their old house and dumped it into mine.
I believe next week will have to be the week of finding a home for my new treasures (or letting a few of them go). Once I’ve reclaimed the dining room, I can get creative again. I just hope I can do it without making too, too big of a mess 😳
So, what is This Week in Pictures?
It’s a roundup of the photos I shot for my Project 365 (one image each day for all of 2015), plus some everyday-life snapshots I posted on Instagram during the previous week.
Ready? Cast your mind back to this time last week…
365: 2015 143/365 – Next time I invite people over, I think I will also extend an invitation to the Cleanup Fairy.
365: 2015 144/365 – We are so small.
365: 2015 145/365 – My brother and his cat.
365: 2015 146/365 – We get only one flower every year from my favorite peony bush, and this is it.
365: 2015 147/365 – Spent the day with my aunt and my mother, looking through old things and taking pictures.
365: 2015 148/365 – I spent some of my birthday money on a cheap Roku and now I can watch acorn TV in my room when Neil is using the family room tv for Xbox 🙂
365: 2015 149/365 – At the carnival
Thanks for taking a peek at this week’s photos! If you want to see this stuff as it happens, please feel free to follow me on Flickr.
I may already have plans to blog about some of these things in greater detail over the coming week, but be sure to leave a comment if there’s something in particular you want to know about!