I am totally one of those people who is awesome at coming up with ideas and getting them started, but not so awesome at finishing them. Until this year that is! I am officially declaring this to be my Year of Finishing! My list of goals for 2015 includes finishing a handful of various projects that I have started over the last couple of years (most of which were started prior to or just after Derek was born which was over two years ago)!
I am doing this for two reasons. One, I am tired of have partially finished albums on my shelf and want to get them done before I feel like it is totally out of the realm of possibility. Two, I sort of feel like I owe it to Derek to finish the two projects I started for him when he was born, before starting new ones for our baby girl :)
Here is a list of what I will be working on. As far as the albums go, I am planning on working on one at a time until it is complete before starting in on the next one. The other projects I am working on here and there until they are done before embarking on any new crafty ideas.
PROJECT ONE | 2014 WEEK IN THE LIFE ALBUM
The best thing about this project is that it's already finished! It was the first on my list and I was able to get it done before January was over! You can see the whole project here.
PROJECT TWO | DEREK'S FIRST YEAR SCRAPBOOK
This is the first album on my list. It is set up project life style and I made it through about Labor Day, which means I am about 2/3 of the way there! I have a notebook that I wrote stuff down in on a weekly basis and a small box with mementos and such that I want to include so it's just a matter of putting it all together.
PROJECT THREE | DEREK'S BABY BLANKET
This is one that I totally started BEFORE he was born! And it is really more of a toddler bed blanket, than a baby blanket. It is my first blanket, and my first large scale crochet project. It is one HUGE granny square and is actually really heavy, which is why it is more suited to a bed than covering a small fragile baby. This one is almost done as that greenish color is the last color I am adding.
PROJECT FOUR | 2014 PROJECT LIFE ALBUM
This is last year's album and like the year before with Derek's album, I made it to about mid-September before losing steam. At that point I think life just kind of took over and I was focused on other projects and moving and who really knows. Anyhow, I am going to make the main focus on photos since I don't have a whole lot written down about our daily lives for those last few months.
PROJECT FIVE | DEREK'S GROWTH CHART
This is another project that I definitely started before Derek was born! I have NO idea why I am so slow to finish it other than now I can only work on painting it while he is napping or else I take the risk of my little helper getting paint EVERYWHERE! I used a canvas drop cloth as my canvas (which was super cheap and easy to cut to size) which measures about 6 feet tall. I have his height at various ages from birth written down and will fill them in and then make measurements directly on the chart from there. I want to make one of these for our little girl too, so I better get a move on!
PROJECT SIX | OUR WEDDING ALBUM
I am saving this project until last because I know it is going to be pretty time consuming. We got married on June 4, 2011 (nearly four years ago!) and I am still not even half way through. I have the supplies all picked out and set aside and all the photos printed, but my goal with these pages was to make each one special with hand made details. However, I may have to bend on that a bit as I really want to share the stories from this special day/ time (I want to scrapbook our Honeymoon too).
And that about sums it up. Wish me luck! And be sure to check back each month to see my progress and how I went about getting all this finishing....well finished :)