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Hi there!  I guess I haven’t been very good at keeping up with the blog so far in 2011.  Please know that while I haven’t been around the blog world as much, I have been using my time for good things, including finishing up my job and preparing little boy’s nursery!  It is so hard to believe that Little Boy will be here any day now!

Back in January, I had big plans to post about my plans and goals for 2011, but the post never came to be.  Though I didn’t share my goals with you, I have been working away at them!  One of my resolutions for 2011 is to FINISH projects.  I have always been really good at coming up with ideas and enthusiastically getting started on new projects.  I’m not as good on the follow through, losing steam somewhere along the way, usually getting distracted with a newer idea.  I can’t tell you how many half-finished crafts I have stashed amongst my crafting supplies – quilts, scarfs, paintings – and how many more design ideas I have sketched out and waiting to be created!

This year I want to finish projects and to put more ideas into action!!  One of the ways I plan to do this is with my “Project of the Month.”  Each month I will choose a project and complete it by the end of the month!  And just for fun, and maybe for a little accountability, I will share the results with you!

For January, my project was to create art for Little Boy’s room.  We have a “Monkey” theme for the nursery, so I found a copy of “The Monkey and the Crocodile,” a book published in 1969 based on a Jataka Tale from India.  The illustrations in the book are just lovely, and the colors perfectly fit into my nursery scheme.  I cropped the illustrations and framed them with some rich brown textured frames.  Overall, the project was very inexpensive – about $5 for the book including shipping off Ebay, and about $25 for the frames, on sale at JoAnn Fabric.  And the art looks great hanging in the nursery!  Project complete!

Some more details from our nursery:

 

Our Crib Set

Monkey Fabric Basket

Knitted Monkey - March's Project of the Month!

Details on February’s “Project of the Month” coming soon!

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