Two years ago, two of my neighbors and I got together to create Vision Boards. A Vision Board is a way put forward the setting of goals and to visualize one’s Ideal.
My “board” morphed into a book that I called My Life’s Intentions. I ended up with about 23 pages. Some were esoteric goals like: be a friend; live my faith; pursue peace; and be joyful, Others were more concrete like: write, write, write; live my faith; keep family close; and care for my pets.
Many were day-to-day intentions, and others were long-term goals.
Long-term goals were to travel to Australia. Tick. Exercise. Tick. Dress nicely. Tick, I hope.
And the one to which I dedicated this weekend was: Make Stuff.
I have been making stuff since I was a kid. Mostly, as an adult, I have paper crafted and sewed. My high school friend/college roommate taught me to sew, so that I could have more clothes. (See Dress nicely.)
In sewing, I found my niche by repurposing already existing items. I’ve made aprons from skirts and shirts. I’ve made smocks from shirts, purses and bags from upholstery material and old wool coats and sweaters. I’ve made pillows, quilts, and more.
Enter Pinterest. I saw a dress I liked from repurposed men’s shirts. I was motivated and inspired. I went to Goodwill, and I got going. It was a great afternoon, and I ended up with a dress.
Making stuff. Never completely a tick, but a start.