Friday, February 7, 2014

52 Weeks: Weeks 1-3

The start of a new year is often a time of thinking forward, planning, goal setting, and resolving lingering issues that chase you from one year to the next. I love sitting down with a cup of coffee to plan out the upcoming year and set some goals. Drinking a hot beverage and making lists, those are happy moments for me.

One of my favorite bloggers just finished a 52 week project she worked on last year. While I don’t plan on doing exactly what she did, which involved photography, I like the idea of having a project that breaks down into weekly goals.

This is where all the goals and to-do’s that have been on my list year after year will finally get crossed off. However my to-do list does not even come close to 52 items [that would be insane!] so naturally I am going to make one. Included in that list will be all the things I have been putting off or meaning to do as well as other projects or crafts that I would like to see accomplished this year.

For this week, as it is technically the third week, I will share three projects.

1. Family Christmas Book

This book was a wedding gift that I found to be both ridiculously cheesy and charming. Still I have faithfully intended to fill it in every year. I know I will never be able to scratch this one off as finished [until the book is full or I die, whichever is first] but its been sitting in my catch up pile for years waiting for me to get Christmas pictures printed and pasted in the [up until now] awkward blank “place Christmas photo here” slots.

2. A Christmas Gift For A Friend.

Its almost the end of January and I still am working on a Christmas gift. Shame. I know, I feel it. I made a set of three signs for her kitchen and while the first two came together nicely and worked out well, the third I had some trouble with. I re did the lettering over and over and still it just did not work. So I had to start over with a different design, which in the end I like a whole lot better than my original plan.

3. Jar Candle

I saw this one on Pinterest years ago and thought it was cute- but to purposefully destroy a book? Seemed a little drastic. Then the joys of having a toddler boy became known as my son did the dirty work for me. Now, having an entire books worth of pages to use for art I  added this craft to my to-do list. Simple but cute.

Hopefully having an official project and posting it here will help me get these things crossed off my list! Because it’s time.

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