This is going to be a big year for me, and although I am not one to wish my life away, I cannot wait for the exciting stuff to get here! I am meeting my fiancés family (in Ireland) for the first time over Easter, buying a home with said (amazing) fiancé, and tying the knot in August. Needless to say there are a lot of things to be focusing on in my spare time. Over the holidays, I found that I didn’t have time to craft (wedding planning, visiting with family, Christmas shopping, and all of that got in the way!) like I thought I would, and I made a resolution to get back into the habit of making something at least once a month. Creating is a very calming, almost meditative activity for me, and who doesn’t need a little Zen in their life?
That resolution is a wonderful one, but I was looking for that perfect project to get back into the swing of things. I have a few UFOs, but they simply were not doing the trick in the inspiring department. When the book Sew up a Home MAKEOVER by Lexi Barnes (ISBN: 978-1-60342-797-5) made its way to my desk, I knew that I had found my inspiration. I usually stick to quilts when crafting, but something about knowing that Fergal and I will be moving into our own home soon has me wanting to try my hand at home décor.
The book, as its title implies, focuses on how to update your house using fabric. The ideas are cute and simple, well within reach for the beginner sewist (but still creative enough to entice the more experienced crowd). I particularly like the Roman shade project, I have always wanted to make curtains, and this looks like the perfect starting point. The headboard project also has hit my fancy, and I plan to make one just as soon as we move into a new place.
I am sure some of you have a New Year resolution similar to mine, and want to clock more hours in the studio. In order to help you along your way, I will be sending two lucky readers A Riley Blake fabric bundle. In order to qualify as one of the winners, please leave a comment at the end of the post with a craft related New Year resolution that you plan to keep this year! Make sure to check my blog next Wednesday to see if you won!