Tuesday, March 13, 2012

top 10 :: creative projects i wish i had time for

I've been daydreaming and pinning... writing to-do lists and trying to make creative time a part of my regular schedule... but I haven't gotten much further than the daydreams and to-do lists... However... if I did have a little bit of time... here are the top 10 creative projects that I would begin working on right away...
1) Fancy up my full length mirror.
I'm thinking something similar to what Mandy did on Sugar Bee Crafts. Just some fancy trim from the hardware store and a fun paint color. I'm pretty sure I would just use the same blue paint I used on my nightstand love affair.

2) Catch up on Project Life.
I am still saving and collecting little bits and pieces from life... and I'm even doing a decent job on printing my photos... just struggling to make time to just sit and work on the album itself. I'm hoping I can play catch-up in the near future.

3) Write some personal letters. {image}
This was one of my New Year's Resolutions this year... to write more REAL letters... you know, the old fashioned kind. I have a list of people that I would really like to write to soon... you know... with pen and paper... and a stamp...

4) Label the shelves on our bookcase.
I bought these awesome metal shelving labels from Amazon a while back... now I just need to decide how to organize our books so we can label each shelf... I know Lance is super excited about this one... (insert sarcasm here).

5) Finish my chalkboard project.
This has been one of those projects that has been following me around for years... seriously. It's not even that it's a hard project... I just need to flippin' finish it. And I am super close.

6) Paint a favorite piece of furniture.
I love this piece of furniture... it has served about every purpose so far... from craft storage, to a media cabinet, to a make-shift pantry, to a china hutch. It's a super functional piece. I want to paint it. Just not sure what color yet...

7) Complete last year's December Daily album.
I finally completed my 2012 December Daily album in November of 2011... and I swore I would do better this year... but yeah... that hasn't really happened. Maybe I can find time to work on it this summer??

8) Organize my Black Tag Photography archives.
I know this doesn't really seem like a creative project... but just work with me on this one, okay? I would like to label all of my Black Tag Photography DVDs... and be able to sort them by client and date.

9) Save and cherish my 2012 cards in style.
I have always been a hoarder when it comes to greeting cards and letters... I just can't seem to throw them away... ever. So, last year I came up with a way to save my cards and letters so that it felt more like saving memories, rather than hoarding large amounts of paper. Now I just need to make sure I keep up with my card collection.

10) Do something cool with my tiny round vintage frames.
I have a few ideas for these sweet little round frames... some include spray paint... others include hearts and stamps... either way, I hope I'm able to do something cool with them soon.

So, there you have it... the top 10 creative projects that I wish I had time for. Just think of all the great posts I would have if I actually completed any of these! What about you? Anything on your creative to-do list??

Linking this up to Many Little Blessings.


Anonymous said...

I need to do these too!

Caroline said...

That was me before. Stupid computer. But I need to do a few of these myself

Lani @ Its My Life said...

Those are all fun projects! You have me thinking about what I want to work on now.

Danielle said...

I hear ya! There just aren't enough hours in the day.

I'm begging for votes in my post today. I'd appreciate yours (:

Melanie said...

I really want to do that mirror project now that I've seen it on your site. And I love that nightstand!

Angie @ Many Little Blessings said...

That's one of the hard things about Pinterest, I think. There are just so many things that I find I want to do.

Hey -- I did think of another Top Ten Tuesday post that was also linked up today while I was reading your post. Someone posted ideas for making it easier to hand write letters. ;)

Angie said...

I've been meaning forever to work on a full length mirror for my daughter's room. I'm like you, I have lots of lists and ideas but it seems I can't find the time to execute them.

Sew Fun Design said...

I have way more then 10 projects to do...I just bought an expensive babylock serger...working on changing my 35+ years of using a sewing machine....challenging at best!