All of a sudden this past weekend, 5 can nap without me beneath him. Yay hooray! I certainly never minded, but oh my can I get some stuff done now! I COULD have a clean house with washed dishes and such, or I COULD do all of these projects! (which do you think it will be?) Click on the pictures to go to the original tutorial or project idea.
For My Loved Ones
I saw these on Craftgawker via ticketyboo a while back and thought they were fantastic. The shop that was making them doesn't appear to have them any more, but I thought perhaps I could make some of these instead of cards! We have excellent vintage hankie resources here...
For My Sweetheart
My husband is not particularly sentimental, but he does love maps (and I AM sentimental!) The company that does these bespoke map hearts does absolutely gorgeous work, but of course I am thinking about how I can make it myself, changing it to be something that is just ours...
For the Babe (in about 2 years!)
Made by Joel is the coolest blog for kid projects. I LOVE this alphabet game (alphabet not pictured), but I also want to make everything on his site! He and his wife just (just!) had a new baby and I can't wait to see the new things he starts making!
Embroidery! By Both Hand and Machine
This is a project by the lovely ladies of Prints Charming that I have written about before here from last Christmas. It reminds me that I WANT TO DO EMBROIDERY! I have dabbled a bit, but I'm always drawn to embroidered textiles and it doesn't really have to be some complicated. Perhaps I can share here just what can be embroidered during a nap.
I also have read the embroidery section of my sewing machine's owners manual about 100 times now. It is time to jump in. This etsy seller, aewilder, does beautiful, simple work. I'm not sure if she uses a machine or not, but I would strive for a line quality like this. I also love her custom project ideas. Something to commemorate a birth or other meaningful event- what a perfect opportunity for something lovely and hand made?
Three-Pronged Lamp Project
I thought this lamp was awfully cute, and the DIY didn't sound TOO impossible, but if I'm going to make it, I will definitely need to complicate it a bit..
I can't just buy thrifted tea cups and use them as is! I think I will have to draw on them with porcelain markers first, like Lotta Jansdotter did with the cup and saucer above.
Lastly, I couldn't possibly just BUY a lampshade I like- I will have to re-cover one I can find! If I ever finish this trifecta, I will be sure to share it here!
My name is Ansley Knoch. I am the creator of Rispok, a line of accessories for big and little people made from repurposed materials. I live in Madison, Wisconsin with my husband, Fred, and our son, also Fred, better known as 5.