One of these days I will get to that…

If you are a die hard crafter like me, it is more than likely that you have a large stash of unused or never opened packages of fabric, beads, buttons, paper, paints, or surfaces that you have stored in your craft room. And if you are also like me, they are stowed away in a random plastic shopping bag that you haven’t searched in for months (even years). You had every intention at the time of purchase to create something great, because you were so inspired that you had to get right home to make something fabulous! In reality, the project left your mind because you moved onto that other “great idea”.

So with that in mind, I thought I would share my projects and supplies I was so pumped to do that still remain unfinished!

orange vinyl for wall
This is a piece of orange vinyl sticker that I intended to make something for this spot on the wall. I put it up on the wall so I would be inspired. 3 or so months later, nothing has came to be. My friend Katie’s boyfriend was so nice and gave me this piece of vinyl from his work, and I want to do something cool, it’s just that I would like coverage over the entire wall, but I don’t have enough to do that. I have had ideas to do a coocoo clock, cutout cool words in a modern font, or starbursts or rain drops like this. I just don’t know. I should just dive into it one evening and figure it out.

Fell in love with this yellow focal bead and the other purple iridescent beads in the pack; however, I just don’t know where to go with it. I haven’t come up with anything yet I want to do. Too bad there weren’t 2 focal beads so I could go the easy route and make some earrings.

cigar box purse
I want to make another photo/graphic purse like this and cover it in Envirotex Lite. I need to come up with a theme/photo I feel inspired to do something cool with. Something colorful with numbers and a distressed look sounds cool to me at the moment. Just haven’t gotten there.
I have a few of these embroidered letters that I bought like 9 months ago at Hobby Lobby (for 17ยข each, by the way). I would like to take the collegiate-like letter and used it in a mixed media way on a shirt or bag or wall hanging. We’ll see what happens.

I have had these different bracelets (wooden and plastic) for a while. I want to do something different and unexpected with them, but haven’t felt the inspiration at all to do them. I’m thinking this would be more fun to create some bracelet crafts with a friend on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

And unfortunately, I’ve never gotten around to use my sewing machine for a cool project. I want to whip up some pillows, cuffs, and sewing basics like figuring out how to do a darn zipper! My mom gave me some money toward sewing lessons, but I never took them (sorry Mom). It’s not that I don’t have the interest, it’s just that I haven’t a lot of time. Between blogging, working, concepting, and crafting (which admittedly, I haven’t been in all that of a mood to do as of late), I haven’t made time for it. I think part of that is that the sewing machine is a challenge and doesn’t come naturally to me, so I need to just jump in and figure it out. That being said, I also have the same feeling when I think about getting around to designing my new Swelldesigner home page. It’s been sitting idle for close to a year.

What idea/project have you not seen to completion or thought of in a really long time? Tell me about it ๐Ÿ™‚

Until next time Swellions!


  1. says

    When I saw the photos of the bracelets, I immediately thought the wooden ones might look interesting as the base of a lamp. Paint ’em retro colors, stack them high, and put the actual base (which would have to be pretty narrow, of course) down through the stack.

  2. says

    Oh boy, could I relate to this!

    I started sewing fabric bread baskets as gifts three Christmases ago. All the pieces of fabric, plastic and bias tape are cut and stacked next to my sewing machine. Admittedly I have done about 20, but I still have 8 to go.

    I also have a basket full of wooden rings for bracelets, another basket full of purse handles, a plastic bag of some weird huge seeds from a tree that might be a wreath some day, a bag of wooden cedar balls I had in a closet and then thought I could use them for feet on … God knows what. LOL

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  4. says

    Great blog post! I could write about 10 along the very same lines. Today is a rainy rainy day and I have NOTHING on the agenda except playing with my crafts. HOWEVER I have zero inspiration or enthusiasm for any of it – except maybe sitting and knitting in front of a chick flick or something. Does this ever happen to you? When I do get inspired, it’s usually when I’m packing to leave for the weekend, or 10:30 in the morning while I’m at the dentist. It always seems that when I get the time, I’m so overwhelmed by what to choose that I freeze. And hey, quit stealing my bracelets! haha Love your blog.

  5. Anonymous says

    I identify. I have a lot of paper beads made up back during my obsseion with making bracelats with them. I love making the beads and jewelry, but hate the middle step of all that glazing. One of these days, I’ll ger around to it.
    I bought all these jeans at a garage sale, came home and cut them up into patches,,,,and there they sit…I had planned to make jean wreaths..OH well..
    I keep saving bottle caps but so far, I havne’t done anything with them. I seem to be chaper then you are. LOL…I rarely go into t a real store to buy.
    I do have all these wooden beads to weave into my wall hangings,,,when I start weaving again.
    Oh, and I bought a heat gun and embossing powder, a Martha Stewart glitter kit with clear stamps..I still have no idea why I bought the glitter set. I think I wanted the stamps, not the glitter,,it was fifty percent off at there you go….only touches the surface.

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