At the end of a year it’s always fun to look back through all the projects.
This past year I was all about slowing things down so I could enjoy being in the creative moment, whether I was working on a repurposing project or doing some kind of makeover.
I can’t even tell you how many times I said to John, “This day seems to be lasting forever.”
And it was always true.
I promised myself that I would remember that if I started to feel like the year had gone by too fast when the end of 2018 arrived.
And here it is and I still feel like it whizzed by, but maybe time always goes too fast in hindsight.
I didn’t have time to do all the projects I wanted to, but the truth is I never do.
I’ve always got project ideas percolating in the back of my brain, and I’ve come to realize that’s not a bad thing.
It’s actually a great blessing because projects and makeovers are what I love to do.
So here are my 10 favorites of the projects that made it out of my brain and into reality in 2018.
I love making things that are totally unexpected and these repurposed purse clocks were a fun and easy project.
This desk makeover project combined two of my favorite things, florals and decoupage.
When it comes to our gardens I can’t have enough whimsical pieces scattered throughout them to make me smile, and every gardening season I’ll create a few new repurposed flowers projects.
I honestly can’t get enough of creating funky flowers.
And I love repurposing things into planters too.
In my ongoing living room makeover I was so happy to incorporate a thrifted throw that brings back some very fond memories.
Fall is always such a fun season for crafting, and Owliver asked everyone who came to our door a classic rock question… in owl speak of course.
I was looking for an inexpensive way to add privacy to my living room windows and some plain white mini blinds did the trick. All they needed was a little more pizzazz.
This idea came to me while looking through a kitchen gadget bin at my local thrift store. It’s quick and easy, and the decorative possibilities for these trees are truly endless.
And last but not least an ornament wreath has been on my project bucket list for years and in 2018 I finally got it done. This tutorial shares how easy it really is.
And that’s it.
My top 10 favorite projects from 2018.
I hope you saw some of your favorites in there.
Here’s hoping that 2019 follows in the footsteps of 2018; filled with days that seem to last forever.
For me and for you. 🙂
Because just like journeys in life that are not only about the destinations, creative projects are not just about the outcomes.
They’re also, and sometimes I think more importantly, about the creative journeys on which the projects take you.
So remember to stop and smell the roses along the creativity road.
They really do smell so sweet. 🙂
Happy New Year!
I’m looking so forward to 2019. Now that I’ve got the slowing down thing pretty much working for me, 2019 is going to be all about trying to simplify both my projects and my home’s decor.
What about you? What’s 2019 going to be all about for you?
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!