Well here's something to love about Sundays: I've eaten, coffee-d, showered, and put on fresh pajamas, and I feel totally ready for my day. And more coffee.
I talked a little in this post about how overwhelmed I feel swimming in the craft soup that is our corner of the Interwebs, and I have now come up with a method that's fresh and crazy-making in a whole new way than the older crazy-making methods. This tried (for a week) and true(ly insane) method is to keep dickety-nine tabs open in my browser until I'm ready to write a blog post, at which point I can enter all of the links in one handy place, archiving them until Typepad revokes my charter for forgetting to pay the bill forever. So far, so good, until the Fricklet decides to whomp the laptop with his new favorite whomper (one of my acrylic quilting rulers), sending all of my carefully compiled tabs into Interwebs oblivion and me into a fetal knot on the dining room floor.
The only upside to that eventuality is that I promise to take a self portrait of it.
Anyway! I'd really like to increase the degree to which our house feels like our home. Really, really US. I kicked this plan off a year ago when I bought Mr. Frick this fabulous vinyl decal for the holidays, and then the plan ate a crapton of acorns, curled up, and went into hibernation until reemerging almost exactly a year later. Let's hope this year I can keep it awake and active.
(How-to-acquire-one-for-oneself info here on Flickr.)
Our house has for too long felt like a neutral or generic "home space" rather than a place that's uniquely ours. So Mr. Frick and I have begun work on, among other things, an embroidery wall (inspiration!)- he's currently at work on a tiny Mexican wrestling mask from Jenny Hart's Lucha Libre series. I have plans to make one of these, inspired by Allison's at Cluck Cluck Sew:
Maybe I've just got home on the brain, because I'm so attracted to little houses lately. Like these that Maritza is making over at KnottyBits:
(photo used with permission, tutorial here)
I have BIG plans for this project, perhaps in a paintbox-style quilt. (Oh, and speaking of paintboxes, GAH- Elizabeth has started a new Quiltalong on Oh! Fransson and I think, despite the fact that my blocks from the last QAL are still sitting in a cupboard somewhere, that I must do it, because another one of my Big Plans is to work from the stash as much as possible, as Caro admonishes me and um, yeah, I totes have all the stuff I need for this one already.)
And also I WILL be making one of these, because O.M.G. But mine will be hello-yellow.
One thing I will NOT be making (though it turns out it's not hard to find instructions for how to do so) is a macrame owl. Instead, in the grand tradition of entitled children everywhere, I will steal my parents' one.
Another little something I'd like to do more of in 2010 is make more of my own clothes. I have nowhere near the talent or ambition you'll see here on The Sew Weekly, but I'll definitely be reading along because that is an incredible project.
Aaaand now my tabs are but the usual four. Phew.
Wow, look at that. Despite my best intentions, I might have made some resolutions after all. Did you?