New Year’s Project List


Today was a day spent working while Kim entertained Amelia. They visited kittens in a pet shop at the nearest shopping centre, and then baked sticky sweet cakes and whizzed up revolting milkshakes using a dubious recipe before collapsing in a post-sugar slump in front of a movie about a racing zebra. As a result, I think I am almost finished my last big illustration project so now my head is free to contemplate other projects for the year; paintings (ideas above), quilts, toys and so on.

There are housey, nesting things that are also now becoming increasingly pressing. Most importantly is the raw, junk-filled third bedroom which needs to be transformed into a bright little baby’s room before the end of May (ah! so soon!). This will include putting in proper skirting boards, a door, wall painting, curtains etc. It’s quite exciting to be able to start it from scratch and I have images of Caroline Zoob interiors and furnishings dancing in my head, but the reality is far less fun and far less glamourous, I know.

There are also other, less dire things I want to do now that I seem to have entered the inevitable nesting phase. These include painting some of the kitchen a delicious and exciting red (a small enough area to paint over if it looks a bit much or like something out of the Shining):

And curtains in our bedroom, and we need to finally get our paintings and prints hung up on the walls. I want to also make some cushions for our bed and for the couch, then there’s Amelia’s quilt and now a cot quilt for number 2. And I also want to make something to hang on number 2’s wall, as Amelia has a framed cross-stitch I finished weeks before she was born… so much to do! Right now I am going to go and watch an episode of Return to River Cottage which I got on dvd for Christmas for a little bit of living-in- the-pretty-English-countryside- growing-vegies and keeping-fluffy-sheep pure escapism.

For now, I have added some of these things to my 43 Things list.

13 Responses to “New Year’s Project List”

  1. spe79027@bigpond.net.au

    Dont you just adore river cottage ..on Christmas day On the food channell they had some marathon showing of lots of different episodes..i love them all

  2. lynne@gingermog.com

    Happy New Year! Wow you are busy! I read your list of stuff to do;I liked your ambition rto raise chickens. Chickens are cool. I had a sort of pet one as a kid who escaped from a neighbour and lived in our flower beds. Amelia wil love feeding them 🙂

  3. loobylu@loobylu.com

    I should point out that most of those goals are kind of life time things — like raising chickens. There’s no way we can keep chickens while we are living here, the garden is desperately chicken un-friendly… next house.

  4. kgkalewis@yahoo.com

    My mom painted her kitchen red, and it turn out great!!!I hope this is the best year yet for you & your little (growing) family. And I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

  5. blairpeter@comcast.net

    I love your list of 43 things! Will be watching (you really took a ride in an air balloon, huh?) And, oh, decorating for baby! My favorite thing to do!

  6. toriehoffman@gmail.com

    Good luck on your list – very ambitious – I think you should most certainly write a book, but forget about parallel parking as I’m convinced it’s impossible.

  7. kristen@moodswingstudio.com

    I’m admittedly greedy when I say that I hope included in your 06 goals will be some Loobylu goodies up for sale. I missed out on the prints I wanted thanks to a stupid vacation I thought I needed to take. Hmph.

  8. islandtime@telus.net

    I am vicariously enjoying every little bit of your pregnancy. So thanks for sharing!
    (and that link of the Shining brought back feelings of terror from my childhood – why, oh why did my parents let me watch that at the tender age of 10 I will never know… eek)

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