It’s a blizzardy evening here in Crafty Audiophileland – and while a blanket of freshly fallen snow makes sleeping snug in bed appealing to most, I can’t turn my brain off long enough to fall asleep. Common problem these days.
I’ve been listening to a lot of Mumford & Sons lately. I can’t decide if they make me happy or break my heart. It’s very confusing. But that’s an entry for another day. Seems I owe you one or two of those at this point.
February 28 – the last day of Thing-A-Day 2011. I made it! It was an intimidating task at first, but I’m proud of all that I’ve accomplished. And it reminded me how much I love to craft. I hope to do it more often, but I’m excited to not be crafting by “obligation” going forth. It’s like reading for class – never as enjoyable.
I did love the sense of community amongst the TADers though and all the amazing support I received from my friends, family and readers. Thank you for your investment in my quest and for sticking with me through it.
For the last day I made the three remaining magazine holders. Since I’ve done nothing but purge since I moved here, I’m not sure I even have enough magazines to put in all of them…but I’ll make it work. There’s any number of less glamorous items that I can hide in them.
The final three:
I’m actually pretty proud of the set as a whole. I hope at some point to attach metal nameplates similar to the ones on the boxes, but haven’t looked into locating them yet.
The whole set:
With a couple of their box counterparts:
It is a wonderful feeling to finish a project that I planned years ago. One step closer to perfect organization.
But, that’s not all! I wanted to finish Thing-A-Day in style, so I also completed the second coaster for my Grandparents. Well, mostly. Let’s just pretend that it’s a seedless watermelon.
So concludes Thing-A-Day 2011. It’s hard to imagine where I’ll be and what I’ll be doing a year from now, but I hope that I’m able to participate again. I wish I had the skill set to make one of those awesome photo collages of all the projects I did like some of the participants. Goals for next year – higher quality photos and summary collage.
Note: A bit of context. This was written at 2am last night, but pictures wouldn’t load. That’s why it is being posted late.