Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Goals 2009

I have so much on my mind today. Some happy and some not so happy. I'll let you in on my thoughts over the next couple of weeks. Be forewarned, it doesn't always come out the way it sounds in my head!

But before I go any farther I wanted to share with you a simple project Farmer Girl and I made together. It was her 1st experience with the hot glue gun! Yikes!!
We took a simple basket. (The kind that produce comes in and makes you feel like you live in the country and home grow everything.)

Then, last summer I happened upon a bed canopy for 70 cents at a thrift store. We used this for the interior.
It already had a ruffle so we cut the ruffle off and hot glued it on to the outside of the basket.
We then finished it off with pink ribbon, a white button and lots of hot glue.

She is very proud of herself.

The Little Chef was the happy recipient on Christmas morning. We hope to make bedding now that Farmer Girl has her new Janome Hello Kitty Sewing Machine. Words cannot describe how much she likes that machine. She says it runs like butter!

Home and Decorating Goals 2009

By now most of you know that I'm really working on the old bod this year (down 13lbs as of this morning). Well I've figured out I need to put my energies to other areas. I used to knit like crazy during reading time with my girls (just to keep myself in check and give them the freedom to make mistakes without Mommy going off the deep end :) So I explained this to Superman about how I needed to use my somewhat creative juices. He was happy, then he was not because normally my projects entail him having a new project! Well I assured him, other than my Birthday Project ( I hope to post next week) and some moving of furniture I didn't foresee needing his expertise. Okay, he knows and I know that something else is bound to come up in a whole year!

So without further introduction here's the list~

-Birthday Project

-Paint chickadees bedrooms

-Have garage sales to come up with the moo la for wood bunk beds. I would like 2 sets with new matress'

-Re-do headboard in MB

-New curtains for School Room (I stole them for my Birthday Project)

-Make all Christmas gifts/ find ideas

-Make all Birthday, Mother's Day and Father's Day gifts

-learn new knitting stitches

-Open an Etsy shop- in hopes of supporting the chickadees music lessons. I'm just not sure. When I make things for us there is no pressure and some of the items I would make and sell may not be allowed with the new lead legislation. I can't afford the certification. So I'm not sure. What do you think?

That's all I can think of right now. I'm sure I'm forgetting something. We also have outside goals for this summer and next fall.

Thanks for all you lovely comments;)



1 comment:

Funchaosx4 said...

Big congrats on the 13lbs!!!! Keep up the good work!!!!

P.S. Yippee on the sponge, is it the magic eraser kind?