This Month, I’m a Lister

Lately, I’ve been really feeling all the craftiness that goes along with Project Life and quilting. I’m sensing a renewed passion for making things, and find myself looking forward to spending my evenings starting (and sometimes finishing) new projects. With days at work getting more and more stressful, these projects help me escape my own head for a while and pour my thoughts into something more productive than worry or “what-if.”

So, when Kam from Campfire Chic started posting about her upcoming 30 Days of Lists challenge, I knew it would be perfect for me. The premise is simple – each day, for 30 days, you write a list about your life now. Each day a new list prompt is posted on the members-only blog, and you choose how you want to document it.

30DaysofListsCoverIt took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do. I first thought about incorporating the lists into my Project Life spreads, but that didn’t seem like it would work for me. 30DaysofListsSpineDetailEventually, I decided to make my own little book just for the lists. I found some Kraft cardstock, a few leftover pages of resume quality paper, and a bit of gold-dotted washi tape. Making the book was simple enough. I cut the resume paper in half, folded it, and ran four folded pages at a time through my sewing machine. I then hand-stitched these “signatures” together and bound them with the kraft paper to form the spine and outer cover.

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I embellished the inside with a “title page” using a stamp from Elise Cripe’s stamp shop. I’ve finished 4 lists so far and, true to the promise, I’m really enjoying this little time capsule of my life as it stands today. Here are my first 3 lists:30DaysofLists1 30DaysofLists2 30DaysofLists3

Do you have any special challenges going on in March? Are you a ‘lister?’

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