Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Project Life

So last year, there was this new trend in the scrapbooking world called "Project Life" which is described as a "back-to-basics approach to memory-keeping". I read lots of paper crafting blogs and I enjoyed stumbling on random people's Project Life pages so I decided to start doing it this year. Basically, you take a week at a time and document the itty bitty parts of life (and the big ones of course) and continue throughout the year. Most of the stuff you'd document are minor things no one else would care about besides you, but it'd be fun to reminisce about one day in the future.

So this is my first Project Life week, Jan. 1-5th.
Each "page" has space for 6-7 photos, memories, quotes, receipts, just enough for a week.

I really haven't scrapbooked in a couple of years. I still make a lot of cards and do a few random scrapbook projects but nothing on a regular basis in quite a while. So I'm excited to start this project. In the end, I'll have 52 'pages' and a whole year of memories documented.

I also finished (finally) my very first real quilt.
I finished most of it last summer but was stalled by the binding.

But thanks to the advice from a few quilting friends and youtube videos, I finally mustered up the courage to finish it. More than likely, this will be my last quilt. I'm very happy with it, but it's a lot of work and paper crafts are still my calling. I have enough paper to fill up an entire room so I don't have any space for fabric. But it was a fun, enjoyable project and I can cross that craft off my never ending crafts-to-try list.

4 comments:

Photo Cache said...

I'm planning on doing kitty quilts this year - my project :). Let's see how it goes.

The Next Chapter said...

I really like the idea of your Project Life. Amazing quilt - you must be so pleased with it.

Shammickite said...

I really like the quilt, congratulations on actually getting it bound and finished and having the time to take pictures and blog about it.... it looks great. Sometimes the picture taking and the blogging is the part that takes the most time!! I love the colours.
I made a quilt each for the little boys for Christmas.... both in assorted shades of blue, specially for snuggling while watching movies on the couch with mum and dad, but of course forgot to take pictures before I gave them away. Duh!

Ginnie said...

BRAVA for both projects, Mad. I love that you figured out how to finish your beautiful quilt...and that you're now doing your 52-week/page project. It WILL be something you'll look back on, which is why I hope you stick with it! Jimmy will like it, too. :)