I get excited each time I see 'piles' on other crafty blogs. I love seeing the process of how an idea gets turned into a finished product, and the 'pile' -to me- is an important step in that process. My head gets bouncing with a zillion different ideas of things I want to make...but once an idea has turned into a pile, it has a much greater chance of actually being completed (and remembered. oh, if only I could remember some of those middle-of-the night 'fabulous' project ideas!). The piles serve as a visual to-do list, and a chance to try different combinations of notions and fabrics before committing. I love the piles. Except when the piles start to take over the work table so that there's no room to work. Like right now:
I'm in a spell of mostly gifty (and clothing) projects, all with deadlines in the next two weeks or so. Clockwise (ish) from the top right: a vintage pattern dress for me, waiting for a zipper and something else to save it from it's frumpy fate; a kids backpack for a 3 year old's birthday with the Munki Munki pool fabric; another backpack with more munki munki for a 6 year old's 'art on the go' bag; a handbag awaiting handles for a special blogger; a french press cozy, greatly inspired by mav's, made by MeCozy (this is the project I'm most excited about on this table); a baby blanket with the goldfish Heather Ross fabric; a vintage dress pattern and sheet to be a dress for Adelaide's summer wedding attire; pink floral to become a skirt for me; and in the middle--shorts for the boys.
Slightly ambitious. A little insane. Now you all know. ;)