Thursday, April 29, 2010
In better late than never news, thank you for all the sweet comments on my new craft room. I'm glad it was a hit with more than just me! It has made it so much nicer to work on my projects, I still can't believe it took me so long to make it a reality. I also wanted to give a big thank you to Leanne at Organize & Decorate Everything for these gorgeous organizing supplies that are a perfect fit in that room. I linked up my craft room post to her We're Organized Wednesday party and as a result won her giveaway for these goodies. How cool is that?! While I'm pretty good at keeping my crafting gear organized, I definitely have a "contained clutter" motif everywhere else in my house. Sure it looks fairly tidy, but God help you if you open a drawer or look in a cupboard. Don't even get me started on the garbage dump I call a basement either. Being at home with 3 kids all day, nearly everyday means it's an uphill battle against the avalanche of stuff that gets dragged out regularly. I definitely need the ideas & encouragement of Leanne's blog to keep me trying to get neat & tidy!
And since I'm admitting that, it's full truth time everybody. I've literally got half a dozen random projects in various states at the moment & I hate that. And that's because I want to work on them sooooo bad, but there's just too much else that needs doing. It's a real juggle finding enough time to teach school, the necessary home, yard & family stuff, let alone come up with kickin' craft ideas, make 'em, photograph 'em, blog about 'em & check out all your crafty blogs (I'm worn out just looking at that sentence!).
So, I'm going to try something new here at Sew Can Do and have some themed weeks where we can all pool our resources. What I'm thinking is I'll show a new type of project or crafting medium I've been checking out (specialty fabrics, unusual products/techniques, crafty tools, papercrafting, candymaking/baking, etc.) and we'll chat about it instead of me just talking at you. Maybe feature/guest post with some of you who have experience in that particular area. Instead of standard comments, we can also use that space to share experiences, tips, tricks, project ideas for said topic together so it's fun & valuable for everyone (Now just to clarify, I really love hearing nice compliments on my stuff, so don't think I'm saying to stop that - but it's not really as beneficial for everyone else, you know?). Make it a sort of enhanced version of comments, if you will. Maybe also do some specialized link parties so you can show off what you've done with those themes. What do you think? I'm excited about the idea, but hope I'm not just talking crazy. I'm putting together my list of themes and welcome any topics or suggestions on what you'd like to see. Then when I've got things organized I'll roll out the topics. Are you in?