Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My Summer To-Do List

I have a few projects planned for this summer (what? The season is already half-way through? Impossible). Some things that have been at the back of my mind for a while, some that have just been too big to tackle up to now, and more and more that I find every time I get to reading and cruising the nets. This is not a small list. Maybe I should call it my General To-Do List instead of limiting it to the summer... Here are the top few:

(click on any photo to go to the source page, or see credits at bottom)

This one is not optional. My friend is getting married in 3 weeks and flags like these are the outdoor refreshment tent decorations. Top priority.

Save the Dates! For our wedding! Of course, there are about a gazillion other things that stem off onto a list of their own around this one (where? when?...) but I am most excited at the moment to design our letterpress save the dates. So many options! And I feel like this design decision sort of sets the tone for the rest of the wedding design, so its a big one.

I really want to make this dress for a certain little girl who has recently started not only walking, but dancing!

Quilts! We really need a picnic/car quilt, and the new porch hammock needs a quilt, and the couches I am scheming to get should be decked out in celebratory quilts, and the guest bed really should have one, and, and, and... I have a lot of quilts in mind. Maybe these aren't all summer quilts, but the picnic and hammock ones are sort of on a deadline. I love love love the colors of Alicia Paulson's quilts - just light and airy and perfect. And then there are these, and this that I just can't quite figure out how to put together, and any of hers (see the right sidebar for all her quilt patterns), and all of these.

Putting a headboard on our bed is also top priority because the pillows keep slipping down behind the mattress. I am fully convinced that I can recreate this one from Pottery Barn myself. And if I make it slip-covered, decor changes will be no problem! So clever.

That's all for now. I've got work to do!

Image Credits: Fabric flag banners from Moon Child StudioSpark Stationery Save the Date Passport"Posie Gets Cozy" Swedish Summer QuiltPottery Barn Riley Slipcovered Headboard

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