November is the month of challenging yourself to do… something
It’s NaNoWriMo, NaNoSwemo, even No Shave November (my boyfriend’s participating in this one… It’s prickly). It just feels like a good time to start a project. It’s not too hot, but it’s not time to hunker down with hot chocolate and peppermint schnapps yet either. It’s a good time for a fresh start, kind of like a new year’s resolution trial run.
For me, it’s the start of a year with braces, and I’ve decided you use this year (actually 11 months and 2 weeks) to stop procrastinating and work on some of the things I’ve been meaning to do. Things like writing and drawing more, going to the gym, and actually working on the queue of craft ideas I’ve had in my head forever. While I’m also trying to knit a sweater and write a novel this month (not grow a beard, I’ll leave that to the professionals), my real goal is a little more long term. I plan to pick a craft I’d like to learn more about, or a thing I’ve been meaning to make or do, plan it and at least start to execute it each week.
I’ve already started.
This week is throw pillows. We are always stealing pillows from the bedroom when we’re in the living room, and lets face it, that’s weird. But I’m consistently amazed at how much throw pillows cost. If I was on Price is Right and it would be my downfall. That and motorcycles. So I decided I would make my own, insisting that I could make it for cheaper. Which meant that I would never get to it, that is until GEOBUMO (Get off your butt month).
The colors, thanks to colorlovers.com:
My couch is a dull purple, so I thought I’d warm it up with some yellows oranges and reds.
Inspiration, via pintrest:
One of at least two pillows is almost done, I’ll post pictures later in the week!