Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Holiday Projects That Never Got Done.


As you recall I left you at the end of my last post on both a personal and (it has to be said) blogging high with pictures of my gleaming cutlery drawer. The truth is though not all my holiday intentions were so successfully executed. Which leads me now to the task of listing, with shame and regret, those projects sitting around the house, in various states of undone, beseeching me with accusing and disappointed eyes. In no particular order it was not to be....
















....Cool patchwork totes. You would have been soooo cool. Seriously. At least you with the Julie Patterson fabric and quasi neon red linen lining. I regret that you were not to be this season. not least for the straps - I got the iron out and everything.....Moving on, it was not to be....





















.....repainted vintage bathroom cabinet cum sewing box. Why? Because you have to be the perfect colour and it turns out Canary was not it. Nor Academy Grey. It could be red though. I really think you need to be red, specifically Wattyl Sacred Heart. I sure hope so at $19.95 a sample pot.....





















Moving on, it was not to be....Studio Space. This started out so promising. I sold the 1960s lounge on ebay for $182.00. Into the vacated space moved my grandmother's 1950s dressing table. Into that vacated  space, where a large desk should have moved, fell stashes of fabric, boxes of nails, magazines, an electrical sander, tangled sculpting wire, magazines, shoeboxes, unused frames, stale cashews, tins of half used paint, magazines, a small filing system and a large bag of second hand clothes burdened with an uncertain future. The whole stagnating mess threatens to undermine the studio project entirely...

4 comments:

karenw said...

I didn't start anything so I can say my hols were completely successful re:unfinished projects - go me...

You seroiusly need to finish the bags though - loving that material.

desperately sad that we didn't catch up today but you really don't need to be around this bug - am feeling slightly better now - an afternoon of tennis will do that for you (miss you there as well - ok maybe I did the drop and run today but still..)

Hoping you are not spending next week on bathroom floor etc, xxx

Julie Delves said...

Inspiring list of 'didn't do's' Jo! How were you able to part with the 1960s lounge? Love, love, love your blogging :-)

Bernie Slater said...

i think most good studio spaces have a fair share of stagnating mess. By the wat, you may be interested in this on March 23: http://www.facebook.com/CanberraZineEmporium?fref=ts

Kylie Hunt said...

Isn't that the beauty of craft, though... that they can still happen? If you have the space (thanks very much eBay sale) then you have somewhere for pending projects to wait for you :) Having said that, I've been clearing out my craft room (so I could actually walk on unfettered floor!) and have now donated 5 big bin liners of stuff to the local charity shop... couldn't face their recriminating stares any longer ;) Fabric stash sale next phase, but who knows when I'll get around to that :))
Kx