What was the last thing you made? What materials did you use? Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it?
At first glance, I knew exactly what the last thing I made was. I just finished creating a Welcome Packet for my 2011 clients. But then I thought that while I might have spent a couple hours both writing and designing the various pages in the packet itself, that that wasn’t quite right.
Then I thought, well, I made dinner last night. But really, when you come down to it, I just reheated something from Trader Joe’s. So I’m thinking that didn’t really count either. I’m feeling that it needs to be something more creative.
But I did bake a carrot cake on Thanksgiving. And that felt kinda creative. I mean, I made it from scratch, so that’s got to count for something, right? And I sure made one helluva mess in the process. But still…not really feeling baking a cake as my “make”.
On the other hand, right before I left for Albuquerque in November, I decided that I needed a cover or case for my Kindle so I could protect it while it was thrown in my purse. And yes, you guessed it…I made it from scratch!!
I headed out to Michael’s to pick up some grey felt, some teal embroidery thread, a fun button and some fabric glue. A couple hours later, I had an imperfect (but quite pretty), fold over case for my Kindle. It totally does the job…until I either buy a real Kindle case or someone buys one for me (it’s Christmastime, it could happen!).
As for the next project where I’d like to actually make something…I’m thinking of trying my hand at creating a fabric headboard and making some curtains (well, more like sheers) for my office. I’ll add it to my Master ToDo list, but I can’t say I’ll be getting on that any time soon as it’s just not a priority for me right now.
What about you, what have you made recently?
This post is part of an online initiative called #Reverb10, where through daily prompts you reflect on the past year and design and manifest for the next. You can read all mine here and here and you can join me here.