I really like making things. Sometimes I suck at following instructions, or finishing details, but at the end of the day I still consider myself a crafter.
and there are so many crafting ideas online…not to mention what I see, and decide to replicate…not to mention books…not to mention my own imagination…
so, in no particular order, things I want to make:
I want to finish “The Manly Sweater”. You know, the sweater I said I would make for Jason…for Christmas 2010. All the pieces are done, I just need to finish the sleeves and join them to the body. The pattern is from Stitch and Bitch, and is my first sweater.
I want to knit Georgia the “Anouk” dress, as seen on knitty.
I want to paint our white blackout curtains. Cheerful bunting? Crazy sharpie doodles? Polka dots?
I want to make a tshirt rag rug, as seen all over the internet and in the book Alternacrafts.
I want to make Georgia an elf hat, like the one in Bend the Rules Sewing.
I want to make a cool scrapbook of Georgia’s first year.
I want to make a chapbook of my poetry for small people.
I want to knit this gorgeous green bolero from an old issue of Knit One (do they still make that magazine?)
I want to make a brooch bouquet, just because.
I want to make a whole pile of cool toys for Georgia: a waldorf doll or two, and all the accessories to go with. A little woodland elf set. Her own magnet board and all kinds of neat magnets. Start building a super cool tickle trunk. Make felt food to go along with a homemade play kitchen (an Ikea hack, perhaps?). Puppets made from old socks and sweaters, and of course a big puppet theatre. I want to make her toys she can actually play with, as opposed to static ones that only make noise or encourage gender stereotypes.
I want to make glittery dinosaurs or army dudes or unicorns for my Christmas tree. There was a neat tutorial on offbeat home about this.
I want to grow a little herb garden.
I wart to learn how to decorate sugar cookies with royal icing. And how to make the icing on my cake look pretty.
I want to make a mosaic mirror frame out of broken china, old buttons, and bits of jewelry.
I want a space for all of this: big sunny kitchen, cozy but cheerful (and well organized!) studio, the place where Georgia will come and play on the floor, making her own creations, while I whip up a sundress from vintage bedsheets.
It’s a nice to-do list. And one I think I can get accomplished, although I am sure I will be adding to it, replacing one project with another as things are made and altered and created.