Monday, February 20, 2012
Nerd Nest February Challenge
Nerd Nest's first monthly challenge is to finished an abandoned project. When I read that I was definitely ready to get on board. As I said on their blog, if I had a nickel for every unfinished/never started project I would have, like, $5!!
My first never started project: knitting a yoga mat bag.
This is my friend Audrey. She knows how to knit. I bought a "knit your own yoga mat bag" kit about 4 years ago when I first started learning to knit. Then I stopped knitting but held on to the kit anyway. I asked her if she would teach me how to do it and she agreed. We shared a pitcher of Blue Moon and knit. I had an oddly relaxing time! Even thought I'm not done knitting it yet I'm counting it for this challenge because I finally got off my ass and started it. And I know I'll finish it because I like her and it's fun to knit when you drink beer also.
My second accomplishment: putting away the Christmas tree and decorations!
I know it's February. But I got it done. We just really enjoy those Christmas lights.
My third/fourth accomplishments: moving Harry the crab to the kitchen bar and refurbishing my childhood dollhouse to display photos on my dresser.
It's so much better having Harry on the bar. It's easier to watch him and he even seems more active.
Remember those stamps from the record clubs? I put them all over the walls of my dollhouse as a kid, you know, to mimic posters. After I peeled them off for my refurbish they left yellow squares everywhere. Nothing a couple coats of acrylic paint can't fix.
I played with this dollhouse until I was about 16 so when I saw other bloggers using thrifted dollhouses as decoration I got the idea to use mine to display photos and knick knacks.
For now I have some of my old furniture and toys in there, along with some of my newer toys. Corey added C3PO and I told him he's the first boy to play with my dollhouse.
I have some frames in there but my goal is to have a photo that corresponds with each room displayed. For example, right now I have a picture of Jakey making Christmas cookies in the kitchen.
Thank you Nerd Nest for helping me complete these 4 challenges. Let's see how many more I can do before the month ends!