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why i don’t blog more often

This could be called – why I don’t finish crafts I’ve started…

I am a procrastinator. That is all…

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Okay, maybe there’s more to it than that! In fact, I know there is!

One of the reasons I can cope with teaching is that I have like to have a million things going on at once. With teaching, it’s not just the standing in front of the class. It’s planning, assessing, teaching, marking, paperwork, counselling (let’s not kid ourselves), mediating, entertaining… Let’s not forget reports. I just finished those!

Realistically, I am exactly the same way with my crafts. I have so many different crafts on the go at any given time that very little gets done. I’m pretty sure that my mom would tell you that I’ve always been that way – more going on than I can cope with.

So I thought for a little fun, I’d round-up my ongoing projects, be it craft or otherwise.

  1. My garden is always ongoing. Right now it counts as something to do because it needs weeding. DESPERATELY!
  2. Seedlings – I have a bunch of plants in seed trays that want to go into larger pots fairly soon. And by soon, I mean yesterday…
  3. My tribal print dress – I love this and can’t wait to wear it. No clue why I’m still taking a break from it. I should start back on it soon!
  4. Tank top – I bought some pretty material for pretty cheap, and thought it would make a pretty, quick top. It wasn’t as quick to make as I’d hoped, so there it sits…
  5. Elephant door stop – I made a cute door stop to prevent a door banging all night. I used an online pattern, and it didn’t turn out as pretty as I had hoped. Realistically, this project is finished. But could I be bothered to photograph it so I can call it really done? Ha!
  6. I finally decided what to do for memories of our travels. I’ve bought lots of things for this, and hope to get it under-way soon, but haven’t started yet.
  7. Since we were married (almost five years ago), I have intended to make a scrapbook of our wedding. I FINALLY started it last night. I suppose then I can hope to finish it before our 25th…  I’ll try to share the pages with you as I finish them!
  8. This necklace. I tried to make it before Christmas, and still love the idea, AND have bought all of the necessary materials, but haven’t bothered fixing it after it flopped!

I’m sure if I looked, I would find even more projects that aren’t completed – my hubby will probably remind me of some! I love crafting, and can’t wait to start more, but hopefully I’ll finish a few of these soon!wpid-superwoman-clipart

In the next few months, I also want to start a quilt and a Christmas tree skirt. Hopefully, I’ll finish a few things so I can get onto these!! 🙂

What have you got on the go at the moment?

-Jamie

 

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back to work & blueberry muffins

I fully intended to blog lots at the holidays. FAIL!  But regardless, it was nice to have a holiday. I did manage to do a bunch of crafting and creating, which is, I suppose, more important than writing about it. AND, it gives me lots to write about in the next few weeks, when I try to get my head around working (more than) full-time and maintaining the blog. Blogging is something that I’m feeling passionate about keeping going, so hopefully I’ll manage to find the time to create, and then to write about it.

One of my goals for 2015 (not a resolution, a goal) is to be healthier in life. I don’t mean that I want to be more active and to eat healthier (although those are def. part of it too). I want to enjoy life more this year; life was good this year, but some parts of it were hard. Mostly working too much, and getting myself tired and frustrated because of work. Don’t get me wrong – I love my job. I can’t imagine doing anything else, most of the time, but more time for me and for family is definitely necessary. That’s where the blogging and crafting come into play.

Random – that was a tangent that I totally wasn’t planning on. Anyway, I go back to work tomorrow. No kiddies, just a training day.

And just before the break, year 5 were doing some baking and had buttermilk left over. They were planning on getting rid of it, I believe, but I said I was happy to take it. LOVE buttermilk!

I didn’t get around to making much out of it, so today I fashioned some of it into tasty and delicious blueberry muffins. Tomorrow, I’m going to take them into school to share. I love baking, but don’t make more food around the house! Nice to share!

I used my own take on the recipe, and they turned out great. I’ll post it sometime soon, if anyone is interested.

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Was very excited to use my brand-new 3 tier cooling rack. (sad, I know!) It’s great for my little kitchen.

DSC_5380.NEFDon’t forget, tomorrow is week one of the 52 week photo challenge, and the topic is ‘new’. Cameras at the ready!

-Jamie