January 5, 2011

CREATE | January 2011: Sewing Area + Easy Starter Project

As I mentioned yesterday, I have simple goals for this blog in 2011, the biggest being...well, to simplify.

In keeping with the KISS theme I've got going on in 2011 (which is kind of my theme for the year in all aspects of my life), I'm rolling out a new weekly publishing schedule. You can check it out right here (just scroll to the bottom of the page).

A publishing schedule helps both me and you. Me, because it helps me plan ahead (which is advanced tactics in KISS strategy - plan for success!); you, because it lets you know what to expect around here. 

On Wednesdays, I'll be sharing a Create post. I have (12) simple DIY projects - one for each month - that I'll be sharing with you in this weekly post.

On the first Wednesday of the month, I'll announce the DIY project; the following two to three Wednesdays, I'll post updates on how it's going. The last Wednesday, I'll let you know how the finished product turned out (see - there's that 'planning for success' thing again; I'm convincing myself that I will finish one project a month!).

To make it even more fun, I'll be adding vlogs to these Create posts. My friend Andrea over at Savings Lifestyle has a new vlog linkup she's starting this year called In 80 Seconds. I figured I could kill two birds with one stone - support her efforts plus push myself outside of my comfort zone.

My first one is below; be kind, y'all.  I did this in two takes (KISS) and the lighting isn't so great. And it's about twice as long as 80 seconds.  ;-)  I do like to ramble on....


:: I like this clean and simple sewing corner at Gwenny Penny. It makes me wonder if maybe I should set up my sewing corner upstairs instead of the basement.

:: Lots and lots of great reader contributed tips in this post over at Thrifty Fun.

:: OrgJunkie has several great posts about organizing (of course!) craft spaces and supplies; this one shows some great before & after shots.

:: All I can say about this sewing/craft area at Sew Organized is W.O.W. I am both inspired and intimidated. ;-)

Do you have a sewing or craft space? What's your advice for me?


Anonymous said...

Great information! I’ve been looking for something like this for a while now. Thanks!

Andrea @ SavingsLifestyle said...

Awesome, Mare! I'm trying to get a craft station set up. I'll be channeling my craftiness this year and hope not to super glue my fingers to anything! Can't wait to see your next video!

Marianne Thomas said...

@Andrea Thx! I need to hire my own in-house videographer - lol!