I was never one to write in diaries, I did get one or two diaries for gifts and as much as I ever wrote was...
...at which point I couldn't fathom writing any more to this 'Diary' person and never opened the diary again. Notebooks I love and covet and usually have several on the go. I have always liked making lists, filling little notebooks with lists of movies, music, recipes, books read, books to read, dreams (literal), dreams (not so literal), quotes, ideas and odd little doodles. Notebooks are grand places to use the pens I also
I like to think of this blog as one of my notebooks in the digital realm, its filled with the oddments of what makes me tick...or at least the censored not quite as depressive version of my exploits through life, the craft world and pottering in my kitchen. As its the new year... well still January I thought I should do some resolutions but I find resolutions difficult to adhere to so aside from the stand by of loose weight, eat less pudding and be happier... I'm going to put a list here of things I want to try this year (or the next) nothing major, I'm not talking jumping out of planes or swimming with sharks, this isn't a bucket list (or end up as pieces swept up into a bucket list).
so here goes
A list of list-y things:
*have a proper design for my blog
*write more ~stories, drabbles.. start small I'm not ready for novel writing.
*draw ~I haven't doodled much in the last few months and though my skills as an artist aren't legendary I still want to draw more.
*make a zine ~I need help here because I have ideas and stories and a few doodles but cannot wrap my head around printing them... so please help and harp at me.
*letterpress printing ~ I badgered the lovely jax to print an Ansel Adams quote for Matt's Christmas present and it has got me thinking that I would love to go to a workshop letterpress day to play with letters (no idea what I would make a print of...probably a Firefly quote *geek*)
*learn to crochet *again*
*make a small quilt (I started some blocks last year but that's as far as I got.
*paint and distress (farmhouse - americana - shabby chic sort of thing) the chairs and table from grandma's house that nobody wants.
*make jam (as I only have had one failed attempt at blackberry jam... and I actually don't really like blackberries.
*probably some other things to be added later but I need to get the house work done and bake some cakes...
what's on your list?