Sunday, December 14, 2008

Good intentions

I'm up to my eyeballs in projects. I have all of these great ideas in my head, but I keep procrastinating their completion. I have or see an idea, buy the proper supplies, and then they just sit in my laundry room/junk room FOREVER.

Here is what I envision in my dream world that I will complete before Christmas:

*Paint Edward's childhood toy box to corral all of the new toys that will soon be bombarding us
*Recover a wing back chair - two if I'm feeling adventurous.
*Sew a different stocking for Ross
*Sew the girls' Christmas dresses
*Sew two play dresses for Mallory with cute Christmas fabric
*Sew cloth napkins
*Bake goodies to share with friends and kids' teachers
*Rearrange some furniture
*Make some more hair bows

Yeah, I don't know how much of this will happen. I did attempt to make Elizabeth's Christmas dress last night. I was given one of my old velvet dresses, and while it is definitely an 80's style, I knew I could repurpose it to make a suitable one for her. I had the idea of adding a little bubble skirt to it. I hoped to get it done so she could wear it to church today. I worked on it for about three hours last night, putting the final stitches in at midnight. I was satisfied with it until I sewed on the sash around the middle. I really don't like it and knew she would hate it. I've mentioned before about our battles regarding what she thinks is stylish and what I think is cute and good for our budget. I told her this morning that I finished it, but I didn't like how it turned out so I would be doing some other things to it before it would be done. She took one look at it and immediately gave me a disgusted look. She said flatly, "It looks like you made it for a fat child." I cracked up because it was true.

I feel some late nights coming on.