My head is just whirling. So much that I need to do. So much that I must remember. So much that I need to remember to do.
Only 4 days till Yellow House is officially mine. Only 5 days till moving day.
But, along with all those practical and boring thoughts, my mind is whirling with new projects I want to complete.
Yesterday I took a break from packing and headed to the fabric store with Mum, this project by Nora Griffin in mind. (Melbournians, have you discovered G J Discount Fabrics? Great place, particularly for patchwork fabric. That’s where I bought everything for my quilt.) Half an hour spent cutting felt triangles and now Mum has taken it home to finish off for me. Thanks Mum!
Another idea that I saw recently, which would have been a start immediately kind of project, was this yearly introduction page by Paislee Press.
I already include yearly summary pages in my albums, like these:
The only reason I didn’t immediately complete 2011’s page in that same format as Liz (and probably 2009 and 2010 which are also waiting to be done) is that I’ve already packed my divided page protectors. Hmm…and the diaries where I get the information.
No way, no how is Project Life the right choice for me (at the moment), but I am loving some of the Project Life inspiration that’s being shared. Here's some of my favourite PL links. (Although, as a non-PLer, I'm also feeling bombarded with PL information. Funny how that works.) Packing/moving seems the perfect topic to document using the divided page protectors, as there are lots of separate little happenings, facts, thoughts and photos that make up the larger event. Already I have ideas on what I want to include on the page, both photos that I have already taken and those I’m still to snap.
Apart from blog projects and posts (I haven’t forgotten about A Month at Home, loved Mary-Lou’s idea about photos comparing objects in new and old locations and I thought I’d take a series of photos showing my scrap room coming to life) the other project I’m most inspired by is this photo book by Elise Blaha.
There are many more photos and details on her blog but basically it shows the progression of her home in the time she lived there. I love this book! Definitely want to do something similar. The problem is, I don’t care about my current unit that much and I need time to make changes to Yellow House before I can make a book about its changes! I think I'll make a photo book that documents my first year in Yellow House. In the meantime, I've created a collection in Lightroom so that I can easily gather my favourite photos as I take them throughout the year, providing a starting point when I eventually sit down to create the photo book. (I have talked more about Lightroom here - great program.)
Those are some of the project ideas whirling through my head at the moment. It always seems the way - the less chance I have to work on projects, the quicker the ideas come.