Sunday, January 1, 2012

Wish List for 2012

January is here!  Starting a new year is always exciting.  And I want to make this blog even better in 2012.
The first thing I've done is to create an email address so you can contact me!  It's simplejoycrafting-AT-gmail-DOT-com.  I would love to hear from you!

There are several things on my wish list for this next year, but no hard and fast resolutions.  This is mostly because I'm about to have a baby!  The first thing we need to do this month is get ready for the baby.  See Rebekah's room below? (I know it's a mess!)

It needs to move into Caleb's room  below (It's a mess too!).  They are going to share the bunk bed and the baby will have his own room for a while.

Then we need to put up the crib, buy another dresser, organize baby clothes and accessories, buy a car seat... the list continues.

I also have a list of baby items I'd like to make, hopefully I'll have time and you'll see some of these on future blog posts:

Pacifier pouch
Diapers/wipes case
Zippered wet bag
Boppy cover
Burp clothes
Wearable blanket
Crocheted Baby Hat

Exercise is on my wish list for after the baby comes!  I'll need to loose baby weight, and a little extra too...  Plus, we are planning a vacation to some national parks this summer, and I want to be in shape so we can do some hiking and exploring!

My husband and I have also decided that it's time to start saving for a house!  One way to save a little extra is by using this drying rack more instead of the clothes dryer!  (A big thank you to my MIL.)  I'm also going to attempt to cut our grocery expenses by $50 a month!

I hope to clean and organize my craft area in the basement too!  I need some more shelving and a way to organize things so I know what supplies I already have.  I need to increase the cuteness factor!

I want to challenge myself this year to learn new sewing and crafting skills!  I'd like to make a shirt from scratch for myself, a cloth basket, a denim picnic blanket, a wall organizer for my craft supplies, and maybe try a braided rug for the basement.

What's on your 2012 wish list?  Do you have any craft projects that you'd like to see me try?  I'm always open for ideas and suggestions.  Leave me a comment or email me at simplejoycrafting-AT-gmail-DOT-com.


  1. Have you checked out Pintrest? So many great ideas!

    - Christine

  2. Hi Christine,
    I have not checked out Pinterest yet. I've heard it's really great, but I'm worried I'd waste too much time on it, so I'm holding off...

  3. I'm planning to make skirts for myself and my girls this year. I want to teach my oldest daughter more sewing skills. She is coming along, but I need to be more purposeful in teaching her.

    I've been using T-tapp to trip away inches. I love that it does not take too much of my time and is giving me good results!

  4. I can't wait until my daughter is old enough to start sewing with me, how fun that will be! Thanks for the tip on T-tapp, I'll have to look into it more after I have the baby.


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