Monday, September 12, 2011

How many projects do YOU have?


This, m'dears, is my craft room. Notice the air mattress in the lower left corner from when my sister stayed with us nearly two weeks ago. There's a pile of blankets needing wash next to it. See the pile of onesies on the craft table in need of applique. Oh, that pile o' crap next to the cutting table? Just some stuff that needs to be mailed out sitting on top of an IKEA cabinet that we can't hang in our bathroom. All that glorious fabric should be something by now... but it's not.

Oh, under the cutting table? That little table my dad made me in... gosh, 2004? I was going to paint it with Hindu gods or a mandala of sorts. Still plain. Those bags of fabric were meant to go to an animal rescue a YEAR ago.

My smoked lucite chairs Todd bought me. They're supposed to be for the computer desk... one is cleaned and covered. The other is still in need of work.

That ottoman I covered months ago is ugly and needs to be fixed. I used wire mesh for the seat but I want to use wood instead... still haven't taken care of it. That brown storage cube ottoman has been in need of a rip apart since I bought it nearly two years ago!

Ninja is a project all in himself, but that's not what I'm talking about. That dog bed (aka, the old top of the ottoman) needs to be covered. The futon needs a slipcover, but now I'm hoping to find a real couch instead. Don't tell Todd! :)


Let's not forget the kitchen table. Oh, see those candlesticks?! They're crazy! They're like twisted slinkies. Todd said they called to him at Thrift Town. I think Todd should live in a chrome and black house. :)

So as you can see, I have a lot of projects to do around the house. How is it that a person with a very part-time job and nothing else to do can amass such a large amount of projects. It's simple: procrastination. A lot of times it's because I simply don't know what to do. I don't know how I want to paint the kitchen table so I haven't. I don't know what fabric I want for the dog bed. What should I do on the onesies? See, these are problems I face.

Other times, however, it's just pure procrastination. I put it in the back of my mind and don't think about it anymore. Well no more of that! My goal is to tackle one project a week.

It's going to be hard. I need someone to keep my on track! I just think it's high time I start finishing things around here. One day I shall no longer be called "Nessa the Procrastinator". I'll be called "Nessa the Girl Who Finishes Her Projects In A Timely Manner".... or something a bit more catchy.

3 comments:

Kayla A. said...

I have a list as long as my arm! Even if you are a procrastinator, at least you are an organized one!! I have a bunch of things I want to do, but if I don't write things down, I forget the next day.. Or I just put my projects aside to work on something more fun. We need to get together to have a crafting day!!
P.S. I TOTALLY HAVE CRAFT ROOM ENVY OVER YOUR GLORIOUS CRAFT ROOM!! =]

doodlebuddies said...

Darling, I loved reading your blog. "Your so much like me". ~ that is one thing, alot of girls would say about you. Like you, I have a thing about procrastinating about my projects, like you I can figure out colors or materials, like you I love garage sales and yes, like you I love to pick reasonably good stuff from trash and "fix" it. It almost makes me feel like a creator, when I paint a worn out garden chair which was in a good state, to begin with !!! Darling, what I loved most about you is how you are Honest and candid about your shortcomings. We all have them but hid them underneath so many "excuses" whereas you dont. I loved reading your blog and discovering my twin sister !!!!

doodlebuddies said...

Darling, I loved reading your blog. "Your so much like me". ~ that is one thing, alot of girls would say about you. Like you, I have a thing about procrastinating about my projects, like you I can figure out colors or materials, like you I love garage sales and yes, like you I love to pick reasonably good stuff from trash and "fix" it. It almost makes me feel like a creator, when I paint a worn out garden chair which was in a good state, to begin with !!! Darling, what I loved most about you is how you are Honest and candid about your shortcomings. We all have them but hid them underneath so many "excuses" whereas you dont. I loved reading your blog and discovering my twin sister !!!!

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