May 11, 2011
A few weeks ago, it looked like I was going to have a clever, “Aren’t we crafty?” post where I would include both a picture of the bookshelves I finished building for our basement (a simple “more horizontal space to store crap on” project) and Julie had finished a sewing project that was initiated 2.5 years ago.
Julie’s project was more ambitious, as she’d signed up to make a very lonnnnng cushion for the built-ins/window seat I built back in late 2008 (if you clicked over to look, I have long since built and installed the drawers). To sew the cushion required finding the foam, selecting a fabric, ordering a lonnnnnggg zipper, and getting up the gumption to dive in. I’m still a little baffled how she pulls off the sewing projects she undertakes. Alas! She was close to finishing and then hit a technical snag that requires a special machine to work around, so that project has stalled.
And, thus, the boring bookshelves (adjustable) have to drive this entire post (zzzzzzzz…):
I’m getting better at building shelves than I’d like to be, but three kids and a penchant for clutter collection has necessitated the skill. If I had half the skill at staining, I’d be set.