Well, friends, I've decided that this is going to be a crafty week. Last week I proved to myself that I can keep the house in order if I do a little bit each day, so this week I'm adding some craft time to the mix (good idea in theory). This will involve putting my knitting down (my usual week night craft), but I'm at a boring point on this particular knit, so I could use the break (so what if I just took a break to make a skirt!).
The Craft Hope deadline is quickly approaching, so I need to get busy on that. I made the quilt top this weekend, so now it needs to be quilted and bound. I like how this one is coming together, even though I'm not using my favorite fabrics - that's always a pleasant surprise. Because I want this finished in time, I'm going with a simple solid back. This is my #1 priority this week.
Tomorrow night I have another painting event at Corks-n-Canvas. This time I plan to go out on my own a little. Maybe. We'll see how brave I am once I have a glass of wine or two. I'm not super in love with the scheduled painting, but I'm looking forward to hanging out with the girls for a few hours. Even if I do stick to the plan, I figure the painting will look cute in the girls room with all that purple.
I still have my bloomers skirt on the brain and would love another one. I have my fabric and stencil picked out for my second version (bluish purple & aqua), but I'd like to try something different first. I'm not exactly sure yet what I want to do, but it will involve heather gray jersey.
For some reason, I have way more cotton jersey in my stash than I remembered (not all that pictured above is cotton jersey, but there is a good bit of it). I may end up with a plain solid skirt, but that's okay. It will still be fun having an unexpected colorful under layer. The comfort of my first version makes me want to make more.
If that isn't enough, I have a back cardigan that needs refashioning and I'm also thinking that I need a new bag...
Okay, reading back over this, I realize that this is only a wish list. I know the painting will get done because that's a scheduled set thing. If I get that quilt finished and in the mail next Monday, I'll call it a success. My reality is that I'll be doing good to keep up with the house and get the laundry done! It's much more fun to dream and plan, isn't it?