Okay, so in my last blog post, Springtime Musings, I promised to share with you what I’ve been up to the last half year that’s kept me from blogging on a regular basis.
First,I apologize for not sharing this sooner, but I admit I jumped the gun a bit upon announcing that I have a surprise, since the “surprise” hasn’t been working out quite like I’d hoped, but oh well, so goes.
So, that being said, I am excited to let all you DIYers out there know that I designed a book filled with some of the things we all love to do! Instead of listing all the topics I covered, I will show you a picture of the table of contents…
So you get the idea?
I, of course don’t have the answers for all decorating, painting and repurposing needs, but I do feel the urge to share with people what has worked for me. It may not always be the best way, but I can guarantee it’s probably the thriftiest!
Working on this book has been one of the best things that has ever happened to me. I totally enjoyed every minute of it. I felt my way through a new program (for me), Adobe Indesign. I am blown away by this program! Definitely the best ever!
I enjoyed it so much, that I felt almost saddened when I was finished. I’m already contemplating future books. :)
There’s still a slight chance that it won’t happen, due to some things I’ve been running into, but I’m trying to stay positive!
The title of the book is “Create a Home” The phrase under the title says “Thrifty, do it yourself ideas to turn any house into a home using a shoestring budget”
It starts out with a tour of our home, complete with marked projects and the page number where you can read about it. I also inserted little vintage tags throughout that section with tips on them that have worked for me.
I also stuck some pictures of the nature I love throughout the book, along with inspirational little messages that fit the photo. (just because I couldn’t help it!)
I made sure every single picture in the book was taken by me, so I am sure it will be easy to tell they weren’t professionally taken, but I needed the feel of the book to be simple, just your average homemaker taking pictures of things she loves to do.
Okay, I will stop the raving now and if everything turns out the way I hope it will, you will have a copy of “Create a Home” in your hands soon! (and if not, it wasn’t meant to be) After all, there’s still nothing better, to me, than physically holding a book, perhaps curled up on a swing underneath a willow tree, with a cold glass of garden tea, birds singing all around… you get the drift… :)
I am also bursting with a few new things I tried that I want to share on my blog. My days right now consist of wood,saws, drills and paint. I am daily making things for the upcoming vintage fair June 27th. I will post more about that in a few days. I also have a friend’s gardens and home that I took a few pics of and would like to share with you all soon!
If any of my sentences aren’t making sense, it may be due to the fact that it’s 1:20 am! Why do I enjoy blogging the most in the wee hours of the morning?!