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Friday, July 25, 2014

so many projects...so little time

I have a board on Pinterest called Yes You Can Projects. You can see that here. It is full of projects I would love to do now or in the future. Currently I have 182 pins on my board. 

There is the how to make your own wool dryer balls. Love these. They are not only cute to look at, but really functional.

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I have been wanting to make a rag rug since the 1970's. (That might tell you how far behind I am on my projects) But, now I have absolutely no excuse not to do it with this wonderful tutorial (This is where the so little time excuse comes in)


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Look at these gorgeous watercolor flowers. I would love to have a vase full of these. (This could be a hint to my artist daughter, Katy who paints fabric flowers so I don't have to do it). 


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Okay, this is something I could actually do. I really can sew, and I can just picture these blowing gently in my open windows.


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Country Living has 46 craft ideas for recycling. We all know how much I love to reuse and recycle.


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This is one that I am definitely going to try. Believe it or not, I actually just made a rag wreath (I know, hard to believe) and want to add roses. When I get that done, I will share it with you. (How long is it until the next millinneum?)


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I seem to be a lot better at picking out cool projects than I am at getting them done, but I know a lot of you actually do them. So you may want to visit my Pinterest board because I'm sure that 182 project number will just keep going up. SIGH!!!


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25 comments:

  1. Laura,
    I just visited your pin board and WOW! you have pinned a lot of great ideas. I love the no sew button snowflake pillow. How cute is that?! Thanks for all the inspiration. I am going to pin a few of your great ideas finds.
    Kris

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    1. Don't you love all of the great ideas on Pinterest,Kris. I could spend all day looking at them :)

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  2. From rags to riches. Beautiful rag rug.

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  3. How did I not know about wool dryer balls??? I know I need some now. Regarding rag rugs, I love them! I have always wanted one too. Have a great Friday!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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    1. I didn't know about the wool dryer balls either, Susan. (the only dryer balls I have are the the rolled up lint I pull out) They are definitely high up on my list.

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  4. I've tried to stay away from Pinterest since I've already got so many projects pinned! Now to find some time to create!!

    Linda

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    1. I've decided that maybe pinning the projects can actually count as a project :)

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  5. The watercolor flowers are so pretty! I get so many ideas on Pinterest! Sweet hugs!

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    1. Aren't those gorgeous. I really want some of those. Hugs!

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  6. Isn't that a pretty wreath! But I know what you mean about the next millennium. LOL Have fun. Lovely images in the post.

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    1. I'm not sure there are enough years left in my life, but I'm having fun dreaming of all of them :)

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  7. Laura, I love the rag rug. My Mom made one so many years ago, I do not remember when. I just remember her going to my aunts and they made them. I wish I had that little rug. Mom was very proud of it, I do remember that. Blessings for a great weekend, xoxo,Susie

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    1. I really do want to make one of those. I'm thinking that it would be a great winter time project. Wish you still had your mom's rug, Susie.

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  8. Laura
    Thanks for the ideas! I definitely want to try the wool dryer balls.
    I'll pop over and visit your Pinterest site because I definitely need more projects-ha!

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  9. I'm sure we've all got boards like this...projects upon projects...some completed, some not. Thankfully, there's Pinterest so we can store all these ideas for the next millenium! ; - D

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    1. and I feel quite certain we will all be around for the next millennium to finish them :)

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  10. Ah the "must do one day" projects. I think we all have a pile of those, but isn't it fun to add to the list?

    I'm enraptured with the rag rug, never thought to make it of such pretty colors. And I need to make some dryer balls soon...see, my list is large also.

    Jen

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  11. I don't consider myself a crafty person but I admire those who are. I think I would enjoy crafting if I found something I liked. I've done a few small projects in the past. It definitely gives you a sense of accomplishment making things with your own hands! If I could sew (like you), I'd probably be doing something like that. I see so many pretty things that I wish I knew how to make. I hope you'll share the things you make.

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    1. When I actually get some things done, Kelly I will definitely share them. I am trying to figure out the cloth roses now so I can add them to my wreath. My biggest problem is finding the time to just sit down and focus. :)

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  12. Gorgeous!!! How very beautiful everything looks! How I love the big bucket of flowers. I can look at your garden, and your beautiful home all day. It makes me happy!
    Garden Ponds Design

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  13. Beautiful photos and wonderful projects. I also have a Pinterest board called "Someday Projects" -- with more than I could finish in a lifetime. But I have started a twined rug (sort of like braiding sideways on a pegged loom) as a way to use my growing pile of scraps. So many projects ... so little time.

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    1. Thanks. The twined rug sounds wonderful. I have never heard of it, and would love to see it :)

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