Usually I post up my work but since this week has been kind of nuts, it’s time to do a work in progress post! There’s a couple spots where I’ve been making some progress: Project Life and Interiors!
I would be showing you my new week two and week three Project Life spreads today but SOMEONE *coughMEcough* forgot to buy printer ink so she couldn’t print out any photos! Oops! I’ll go grab some tomorrow and hopefully I’ll have those up early next week.
I ordered myself a Seafoam Project Life kit and didn’t really like it once I looked through it. I think, ultimately, I’m just not a core kit person. I’ve decided to DIY myself a kit. How am I doing this? Lots and lots of digital paper purchases from Etsy! I pretty much went nuts and purchased all the papers I found that I liked. After that, I printed them out on letter sized card stock and cut at least one 4×6 and as many 3x4s as I could. At right, you’ll see some of the 4×6 cards I made from this paper from Graphic Market on Etsy. I also cut some out of a tan gingham paper I had as well as some of my Studio Calico wood patterned card stock.
After the success I had with my first purchase, I went back and purchased quite a few more paper packs, which I’ll show and link to as I use them. I know a lot of people go immediately to scrapbooking stores and websites, but remember, Etsy and your home printer can be your best Project Life friends! At some point, I’ll probably put together a best of post to show you all some of the things I like!
Not having ink also forced me to experiment more with my Cameo. Rather than do hybrid week cards, I just grabbed some complementary papers, cut the information out of one and then created a little paper sandwich. I’m actually really pleased with them. I definitely prefer the scrappier look.
Another project I’m working on is Finn’s “baby book”. Finny’s going to be one year old on Feb 15th, so I thought I’d start on this project now so once it gets to be his birthday, I can finish it up. I don’t think I’m going to end up keeping the book. I may end up sending it to one of my moms since they’re always wanting pictures of the grandkid. This project is a little outside of my usual range because I’m intentionally trying to make it as masculine as I can while still maintaining my cute and sweet style. The chevron cover and the colors in the paper pack I’m using toughen it up a bit, but let’s be fair, it’s still me and this is a baby book, so it’s still going to be pretty twee. Once I get more ink, I’ll be powering through this so expect to see some finished results soon!
I’ve actually made a ton of progress on this front. Most of the new stuff I ordered arrived. I’m still waiting on the table and I hope it comes before next Saturday. I’m having my big 31st birthday at the house and the extra table space would be appreciated!
The chairs and bench have arrived and I really like them. Nice, stable and super cute! The chairs came pre-built (YAY!) so I only had to put the bench together. Many years of IKEA furniture has made me pretty handy with those tiny little wrenches. If I actually ever start doing interior design work and I have to help build things, I’ll definitely be investing in some better tools. Building that bench took three times as long as it should have because all I had was the silly little wrench they give you.
The image I’ve included with this section is a rough idea of what the color scheme will be for the living area. A friend suggested adding chocolate brown to the mix as well and I couldn’t agree more! In fact, on Friday, I grabbed a few yards of the Tilda Emma fabric in “grey-brown” to use for decorating (and maybe a skirt or dress!) so that will be there too. As the space comes together, I’ll take more photos. The first will probably be the dining area once the table arrives.
After that, I’ll be abusing my Cath Kidston Sew! book. I just flipped through it again and there are so many things I can create for the space with the patterns included. If you’re a fan of her style, you should definitely check it out!