In the past I have enjoyed scrapbooking. However, I haven't done this in a while. I have been having a hard time to stay motivated and inspired. I feel like I resort to the same layouts, and it just seems boring to me. Not to mention my supplies are not easy to access, so every time I want to scrapbook it is a mess getting everything out. It seems to be I need to apply those organization skills to my scrapbooking stuff, but without the space it seems pointless right now.
So, what has been my creative outlet been since I stopped scrapbooking? Well, I put all my efforts into wedding planning. I made all the save-the-dates, invitations, programs, seating cards, table numbers, etc. Not to mention DIY-ed flowers and planned all the decor myself. But now it's been about 9 months since the wedding, and nothing has really filled that void.
Lately I have been pining over two major investments. They have been put on my wish list for a while, even making an appearance on my wedding registry and my Christmas list. Yet, they have yet to appear on my doorstep.
The first is .....
A sewing machine! Yeah, I know - completely random, but I so want one. I have seen so many cute projects around that it think I could totally handle. Some are easy, some more complicated, but it would be fun to learn how to do this -plus you can always use a sewing machine to fix hems and buttons. Luckily for me I have a great sister who got me a sewing kit for Christmas! So I have been using that to fix minor problems! Still, I want the whole thing!
The first project I plan on doing is an emergency survival clutch. I am guilty of carrying a "mom purse" with tons of stuff in it, but would love to put it all together so I can actually find it.
tutorial on TidyMom. She made these out of potholders!
Then eventually I would love to try my hand at quilting. I have a bunch of t-shirts I have saved from my childhood and college with the intention of making a t-shirt quilt, which I think might still be at my parents house, maybe?
Recently I saw this quilt and fell in love. I must have this!
The second big item I have been dying for is a Digital SLR camera!
I have been using a basic point and shoot camera forever now! Mine has even crapped out a bit (I got it for my 16th birthday) so I have taken it upon me to claim the hubby's as mine own. It is a nice camera but I feel so one dimensional.
I have always been drawn to photography. It just seems so real and easier to appreciate and understand. For a while in high school, I experimented with photography and Photoshop. I even helped start the photography club at my school. Since then I let it fall to the wayside, along with other things. I would love to get back into it, and really explore it more. Understand the basics of focusing, lenses, and lighting to make my pictures better. Yes, I understand they are not exactly cheap, but everyone has their splurges!
So, if you are willing to donate to the Sarah needs a sewing machine and SLR camera cause, please message me for my address! I will gladly give it to you!