Friday, January 14, 2011

Did I say that?

It seems like a looooong time ago (like last week) I was busy vowing to spend more time making thing for myself, my family and my home this year. And maybe just a few private swaps with bloggy friends.

Well, along came the {Urban} Homes Good Swap 3 this week. I watched the first two excellent rounds pass me by. I've hummed and hawed the entire week about signing up for this round. And I made the mistake of looking at everyone's inspiration mosaics. And then my brain starting making audible whirring noises as I thought of all kinds of cool stuff I'd make for my parter. And then I thought I'd make up a mosaic for myself, just for me to, you know, keep track of what I like. So next time I want to make myself something I will be all set for inspiration.

And then it happened. I couldn't stop myself.

Yup. I signed up.

Poppyprint's inspiration for UHG3 swap

I did it for my sewing machine. She's really picking up a lot of dust and a cover would be so nice. Or maybe a table runner for the dining room? Or, I know, some fabric baskets to organize my sewing table. You know what would also be super useful? Insulated carrying cases for my retreat irons! I've been meaning to make those for years (anyone know a tutorial?)

You should also know that my swap item for Traceyjay is almost complete and it's so pretty. I can't wait to share. That's partly why I figured it would be ok to do just one little (sort of big) swap. I'm two weeks ahead of schedule!


9 comments:

dutch sisters said...

Seems like a great swap. Have to check it out!
Great mosaic, thanks for the inspiration!

meli B said...

Love the collage - any hints on how you put it together? I just don't know what software to use.

Amy said...

I can't believe you caved!!

traceyjay said...

It's the sirens... we are helpless to them. I just have to hold on for a couple more days! (Because I already signed up for one)...

I can't wait to see what you made me! :)

(And why haven't I put yours in the mail? I think subconsciously I didn't want you to feel pressure, so I figured you wouldn't feel as pressured if I hadn't mailed mine yet... ). ;)

Cara said...

What a cool swap! I'm sure it iwll be worth it.

Krista said...

Oh, I just saw your mosaic on flickr and was so shocked! It made me want to break my own resolve to take a swap break. This swap seems to be a really good one, so I hope you have fun with it. And I can't wait to see what you made for Tracey!

Micki said...

Seems like a fun swap! Enjoy it!
Micki

Diane said...

great bunch of inspirations items! I need to make a cover for my machine and am going to check out the ones you included for inspiration of my own.

Dianne said...

Oh those resolutions!!! At this time of the year if you listen very carefully you can hear them breaking :0) At least in this case someone out there will benefit from your crafty goodness and have beautiful item to grace their home. Can't wait to see what you create!!!!