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Or two. Or three. Whatever. Keep in mind here that I don't like to "make" stuff for the sake of making stuff. Make 80,000 of something to sell on Etsy? Eeek!! Not!!

So, I fully intend to stick with the baking/nascent cookbook thing. It has some potential to provide both stimulation AND income. Though I need to schedule another trip to MSU to get more base recipes.

And I'm going to take Liesl to her Irish Dance practices. Provided the new teacher doesn't flake on me, which is a possibility. In fact, I'm going to try top make a little "book" and maybe also a video for her explaining that practice is how she gets to do those crazy dance moves and get those hard shoes that I think she wants.

Let's add something. Or more than something. A couple somethings? Remember that I need something that I'm not already proficient at. And where there is some measure of "success" or other feed for the need to achieve.

1. Design some fabrics and submit to Spoonflower. I'd like to do a retro-look floral and ticking stripe voile for sheers for my front room. Maybe I can make a little to offset my own cost, eh? I might even think about learning enough graphic design and dink around with it enough to design a fabric line to shop around to some of the quilting fabric companies.

2. Aprons. I love aprons. I don't have a good reason. I should pick up the new issue of Aprononolgy. I could put together a submission for Apronology. Make a bunch of aprons out of vintage textiles, new stuff, whatever.

3. Letterboxing. This is something I could take the girls along on. Though they might be totally uninterested. Letterboxes are things you find based on directions provided by the "hider". You then stamp your logbook with the one in the box and it's logbook with YOUR stamp. I'd need to carve a stamp. And go find boxes. So that's probably a weekend-y activity.

4. Wordpress themes. I need a new one for MY blog. I could probably get to the point reasonably quickly where I could design a few more and offer them up for sale. Maybe also some vintage style party printables?

5. Back to the garden. Get some fruit trees and bushes and whatnot and get the yard in order. This one will have to wait to spring. And will be dependent on budget. But it's something I'd like to get around to eventually.

6. Paperdolls. Paperdolls are fun. I've found some cute ones that I had as a girl online. But it might be fun to do some with historical costumes, eh? Someone also suggested doll dolls. I've investigated that from time to time. But it's an expensive hobby, and I'm not sure it speaks to me. Because I'd probably either want to do Waldorf-style sewn dolls for my girls, or make my own porcelain dolls. And I'm not sure I have the sculpting techniques.

7. New embroidery. Stumpwork? Goldwork? Tambor work? I'm not one for just embroidering for embroiery's sake. It needs a purpose. Household linens, clothing, something. Or I could design some line-drawing type embroidery patterns. (i.e. redwork, but maybe in colors).

8. Dancewear. Liesl would probably like to have an Irish Dance dress to play/practice in. But I do have to say that I loathe working with poly fabrics - which is what most ID dresses are typically made of. I also like the idea of making tutus, ballet costumes, etc. But I have no idea what I'd DO with them. There is a website for a couple of ladies who sell patterns (and even do seminars) for each. I can't really afford the seminars, but maybe a pattern or book.

Anybody have thoughts? Other suggestions?
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