This time of year is chock full of duty tinged fun. There’s cookies to make; cards to send; presents to appear…
Most of my friends who are knitters are hard at work making lots of stitched gifts, myself included, but my workbasket is just a little different.
One of the bonuses of destashing the entire house, and I mean that literally, is that cupboards, closets, porches, garage are all being winowed and down-sized.
But some of the stuff is not going away, but being repurposed (the Packrat Smiles). I found something on the porch that would be much more fun indoors: a planter that could be used as a project holder. It was lanquishing all empty (because I’d been a very poor gardener last summer) and it seemed to just fit into the interior landscape much better.
But because it IS the holidays, that means at least at Chez Chic, that there’s a lot of slacking and, yes, I’ll admit it: avoidance, going on. That new four-letter word, for me any ways, is Deadlines. They sort of crush the brain in a way that makes it want to do Other Things. In my case, that means, play with my picture a little. I love to make cover art, a leftover fancy from my school days where we were always homeworking on CD labels, book jackets and more.
I think the above picture would make a great little magazine cover, but in several flavors (click on pix for larger sizes):
From l. to r.: very Yankee Workshop; my attempt at making a font out of my own shaking printing; a modern, I-am-a-Worker look; and last but not least, everyone’s favorite – Rennie MacIntosh!