Wow. OMG. Yikes. I own a home! I have dreamed for so long about owning my own home and I can’t really believe that day is finally here. On Monday, Adam and I got the keys to our new house. The outside is very faithful to the 1920 craftsman style in which it was built, which is such a typical Pacific Northwest style. The inside has undergone a few major renovations, making it the perfect canvas for our mid-century modern tastes.
I am thrilled about so many aspects of what this means for my creative life! For the first time I get to have my own, dedicated sewing studio! I’m also thrilled about the chance to decorate a home in a way that is welcoming, bright, and comfortable for both me and my husband (we’ve already picked out a pink couch for the basement!). I’m excited (and a little terrified) to learn how to garden as there is a huge decorative garden already in place and I want to add a vegetable garden. There are so many new and exciting opportunities to use my creativity in new and exciting ways!
I know that my tendencies are to rush into ALL THE PROJECTS and to want to do everything all at once until it’s all done. Which is most definitely not going to be possible for the sake of our budget and sanity with this house. We already have a list of projects ranging from tiny (change the closet door handles) to huge (remodel half the kitchen) not to mention all of the decorating to do. I’m going to work very hard to work on one project at a time, one room at a time so that the projects stay fun and inspiring and don’t become overwhelming or burdensome.
Do you own a home? Do you dream of owning a home? Do you find caring for a home creatively fulfilling? Do you have a dedicated sewing space?
Each week this year I’m going to reflect on an aspect of myself and how it affects me as a sewist, crafter, or blogger. It may get deep, it may get emotional, it may get totally silly. It may be something I’m proud of, it may be something I cringe at, it may be something I aspire to. I may say a lot, I may say a little, I may ask questions, I may not answer them. I don’t quite know where the project will take me, but I’m excited about the journey. I’d be honored to have you join me on this journey. Chime in any time this year in my blog comments, on Twitter, Instagram, or your own blog. Join me in my theme for the week or make up your own.