>> Tuesday, June 12, 2012
I got so caught up in admiring all of my sister's gorgeous (and frequent) projects that I forgot to post any of my own!
Earlier this year I made the decision to take a bit of a break from being on any design teams or having any commitments in regards to crafting so that I could focus on other areas of my life. It has been interesting because I am definitely a procrastinator and work best under pressure. Last year when I was on the Apron Strings design team, I frequently didn't receive my kits until a day or two before my projects were due. And yet I usually managed to meet the deadline, often cranking out 6 or 8 pages in less than 48 hours (and occasionally even being happy with the results!)
It is completely different now. Since I don't have any deadlines I am challenging myself to be a bit more thoughtful in my layouts, focusing more on capturing the stories of our life, including more journaling and trying out some new techniques. It isn't uncommon for a layout to stay spread out on my workspace for a few days...which, given that my current workspace is the kitchen table means that my kids are having a lot of "picnics"!
For the layout I am going to show you today, I tried my hand at a paper pieced chevron - something I have seen popping up all over the place on Pinterest. I also did some misting, which is something I have just started to incorporate into my layouts. I *swore* that I was not going to get into misting, but then October Afternoon started making mists and my resolve wore down because I am pretty much on a mission to acquire every.single.product they have every made.
I am pretty happy with how this one came together. Aside from the fact that it is a