Happy New Year my lovelies. May 2012 bring you laughter and hope and may your visits to this blog leave you feeling encouraged, inspired and possibly even entertained. xxxx
So a new year and time to set new challenges.
I want my ‘major‘ project for the year to be focused time with my boys.
My boys get a lot of quantity time with me but sometimes it is lacking on quality.
I have some cute books I inherited from Grandma and a whole heap of others I’ve collected over time, so I am going try to record at least 1 activity each week from them and report to you so you can maybe try them too.
I’m going to call this ‘Becoming the Mama I Want to Be’ – ‘B.M.W.B’ and I’ll blog about it on a Tuesday.
If you are a blogger or a mama feel free to join in and leave me a comment each week to let me know what little snatches of quality/focussed/special time you’ve created in the week.
As part of that I am also going to try once a week or once a fortnight to do some art with my boys and have bought them scrapbooks and we’ll record our successes and failures here too.
The second part of my creative journey I want to challenge myself with is actually using my, ahem, extensive crafty book collection to inspire/springboard from – if it’s in the shelves I should be being inspired by it. So hopefully you’ll see me crediting plenty of sources for my inspiration this year.
Having spent a couple of days re-sorting my fabric I am giving myself a challenge/rule: NO new fabric or purchases of sheets/doilies/fabric from op-shops for the first 6 months of the year. I will allow myself to purchase notions such as thread, zips, elastic, batting IF required to complete a project. I may also buy clothes from the op-shop for repurposing and fabric for request projects – like recovering the outdoor chairs.
Putting it out there people – so you can keep me accountable!
I want to continue on with ‘Make My Week’ – 1 new creation every week. Probably on a Thursday to join in with the cool people who do show and tell at our creative spaces.
I would like to illustrate (mixed media style) a children’s story I’ve written for my boys.
I’d also like to make at least one item of clothing each month.
Once a month to an unexpected/undeserved act-of-kindness to a person/s as well as having some kind of giveaway here each month.
oh, and drink lots of water, exercise, sleep lots, eat well….. you know that boring stuff! There are other personal things goals, my spiritual journey, books to read, people to encourage…..but they will just be smattered randomly through my ramblings and I’ll link in to various things I think are cool throughout the blog-o-sphere
achievable?? Stay tuned and find out!
What are you hoping to do/achieve/try in 2012?