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Sunday
Sep282008

Unfinished Business

Here is a brief list of things I've started over the past 5 years, and never seem to get back to:

1. Jewelry making

2. The Twofer's baby books - not to be confused with...

3. The Twofer's scrapbooks

4. Sorting, framing or otherwise storing the BEST of the Twofer's artwork

5. Stamping a collection of gift tags (so I always have one)

Notice the craft theme here. This is the short list. The list I have in my head goes on and on. For 5 years (not a coincidence the Twofer is 5) I start projects and then never find the time to get back to any of it. Until, hopefully, now.

I was talking with a few friends of mine recently and discovered I'm not the only one with this problem. In fact, I'm not the only one with a supply of beads, tools, scrapbook paper, stamps, etc. Combined, we could fill a small garage with our "collections".
Jewelry making mess

That's when we came up with the idea of picking a monthly date when we get together and DO some of this! It would give us an excuse to get together and catch up, plus we might actually feel a sense of accomplishment.

Scrapbook/photos/artwork mess

And once we've completed our own crafts, I found a great website for suggestions so we can continue these monthly meetings til the kids are in college.

Twofer Thumbs Up to Kiddio.org, a weekly collection of ideas and links from all over the web. From crafts (mini notepads that looked easy peasy to make) to cooking (make your own toaster pastries) to fun stuff to do with the kids (bubble painting) kiddio has an ever-changing list of options.

I'm looking forward to this new excuse to visit with my friends and have a glass of wine and I can't wait get my crafty on!

Now all we have to do is pick the date. Let's hope that doesn't take another 5 years.

Committed to crafting,
ScaryMom

Reader Comments (5)

Crazy.....your list is identical to mine!! I'd like to be at that round table with my crimpers and glass of Big Ass! My house?

September 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoann

Let's do it then!

September 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSM/LG

Thank you so much for your blog!!! I showed it to my husband and said. "see, I'm not the only one!" He loves to point out all of my unfinished projects - the jewelry empire I was sure to create with my wire wrapping, my poor daughter's scrapbook which only goes up to 6months (I still feel guilty about that). The other day he found sheet of scrapbooking paper which I used to write my to do list - he said, "that was money well spent!" You've inspired me to get start it all up again. My crafting mess makes yours look perfectly organized! Love the blog. Keep it going!

Lost in LALA Land

September 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSantora

Thanks for the comment! I knew I wasn't the only one :).

September 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSM/LG

Hey, were you talking about me??? Just 'cause I showed you all my craft stuff?? Really lets get together to get all(most) of it done. It's always nicer in groups!!

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlilev34

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