101 Projects

What I’ve tried:

  1. Block Printing on Fabric
  2. Humans of Danforth East
  3. Learn to Make Strawberry Jam
  4. Sew Myself a New Bag
  5. Take a Pottery Class
  6. Make a Swing
  7. Take photos of plants and draw them
  8. Learn how to make bread (I made basil bread. I should post a photo of my first attempt – too funny.)
  9. Articulate my Values
  10. Learn how to french braid hair
  11. Set up mail chimp on my WordPress.  Done!
  12. Take another course through IDEO.  (Insights Into Innovation.)
  13. Take line drawing lessons online (check out the botanical line drawing book)
  14. Wear My Joy: A Personal Project
  15. Take the wellness quiz and write a blog post about my results & make self care circles
  16. Sew Charlie a hat for fall
  17. Take a Brene Brown course (the vulnerability course and another leadership one – forget the name) (finished! Sept. 2017)
  18. Create my Lainie Room
  19. Learn how to do fun line drawings of people (I’ve started on Skillshare!)
  20. Figure out a fun project related to mail (i LOVE getting mail)
  21. Take some courses through SkillShare.  I think this will be ongoing.  Just a few that I’ve taken so far… one, two, three, four.
  22. Play with mixed media art (take a Skillshare class).  I took what I learned and tried a self-portrait!
  23. Sew Charlie a hat for winter
  24. Sew hanging fabric pods (to hold mittens, toques, etc.). I did it! I just didn’t post a pic anywhere.
  25. Make keepsakes from the kids’ car seat
  26. Live. Love. Bake!  Valentine’s Day Project
  27. Take a writing course from Firefly Creative Writing
  28. Make wall hangings from Grandma Beatrice’s crochet work
  29. Create a free resource for makers
  30. Write a free email course
  31. Write my money story
  32. Make my 100 rejection notes list
  33. Make my creativity tacklebox
  34. Make a vision board (I’ve done it and one of these days will be brave enough to share it.)
  35. Write my story (through book spines / drawing)
  36. write my wife story
  37. sold what I’ve made at a craft show
  38. hosted a mitten making workshop
  39. hosted a printmaking workshop
  40. designed a website for a client
  41. designed a website for a friend
  42. designed a website for a family friend
  43. went to MAC to learn more about applying makeup (bought new make up from Beauty Counter, asked questions about brushes at MAC, and have learned about applying makeup through online videos)
  44. write my photography / travel blog post
  45. learn more about my family
  46. take photography classes on Skillshare
  47. learn how to make and edit videos
  48. put together a brand board
  49. write and sell an online course
  50. sew a leather pencil case
  51. create an online course for printmaking on fabric
  52. create my own subscription service
  53. come up with another maker project (5 Postcards, 5 Days!)
  54. keep writing in the kids notebooks
  55. create a business around writing and making
  56. designed a quilting course with Mom
  57. sewed a family wall hanging
  58. designed another website for a client
  59. took a writing course with Ann Douglas
  60. project Make the House Cozy
  61. completed #the100dayproject 2018
  62. completed #the100dayproject2019
  63. took Meghan Genge’s Magical Eating online course
  64. took Meghan Genge’s In Cahoots online course
  65. took tarot card course with Susannah Conway
  66. make cabbage rolls
  67. 12 Days of Mittens
  68. sell at another craft show at Christmas time
  69. get photo books done for Thatcher and Tate
  70. wrote a family book for the kids
  71. create the documentation books for the kids
  72. create a 30 day email course: How to Document Childhood
  73. learn how to screen print tees
  74. took the Radical Rest Rhythms course
  75. create an online course for upcycling your own mittens
  76. print some holiday cards
  77. create resources to help others capture their family stories
  78. create an online course: write your love story
  79. helping someone write their life story
  80. facilitated an online community for a year through The Search for Self
  81. was a guest on a podcast
  82. submitted a pitch to a publisher
  83. applied for a business mentorship program and was accepted
  84. created a studio space
  85. built a window bench and built-ins
  86. bought new decor for our house (redesigning spaces)
  87. redecorated Charlie’s room
  88. reorganized the boys’ room
  89. recreated the Very Lainie website
  90. recreated The Search for Self website
  91. sewed masks for the local hospital
  92. figured out Restrict Content Pro
  93. tried breathwork for the first time
  94. did Kelly Rae’s Wear your Joy online course
  95. started going to a chiropractor
  96. did a year ahead reading with cards

What’s on my List:

  • design a quilting course with Mom
  • set up mail chimp on my WordPress
  • learn how to make and edit videos
  • take line drawing lessons online (check out the botanical line drawing book)
  • make a vision board
  • put together a brand board
  • make a swing
  • figure out a fun project related to mail (i LOVE getting mail) – I think I have an idea…
  • make my 100 rejection notes list
  • articulate my values
  • write my photography / travel blog post
  • write my story (through book spines / drawing)
  • write my money story
  • create my Lainie room
  • make self-care circles (I’ve started!  Will share soon.)
  • take the wellness quiz and write a blog post about my results
  • take photos of plants and draw them
  • take some courses through SkillShare (I’ve already started!  This site is too much fun.)
  • take a Brene Brown course (the vulnerability course and another leadership one – forget the name) – working on one of her courses right now (September 2017)
  • learn how to french braid hair
  • learn to make bread
  • learn how to do fun line drawings of people (I’ve started on Skillshare!)
  • sew Charlie a hat for fall / winter
  • take another course through IDEO
  • teach a crafting class (maybe how to sew mittens from recycled sweaters?)
  • go to MAC and learn more about applying makeup
  • make my creativity tacklebox
  • play with mixed media art (take a Skillshare class)
  • draw / create my writing toolbox (inspired by On Writing, by Stephen King)
  • get a piece of my writing published somewhere (on another blog, in a magazine…)
  • wear my joy (I’ll explain this one soon – a project inspired by Kelly Rae Roberts)
  • write and publish a book
  • create resources to help others capture their family stories
  • take a writing course from Firefly Creative Writing
  • Live. Love. Bake!  Valentine’s Day Project
  • Make keepsakes from the kids’ car seat
  • sew hanging fabric pods (for mittens, toques, etc.)
  • sew my Lainie quilt
  • make wall hangings from Grandma Beatrice’s crochet work
  • write a free email course
  • write and sell an online course
  • create a free resource for makers
  • get photo books done for Thatcher and Tate
  • keep writing in the kids notebooks
  • write my wife story
  • learn more about my family
  • learn how to use PhotoShop
  • take photography classes on Skillshare
  • come up with another maker project
  • create my own subscription service
  • plan a trip to Washington / Oregon / Northern California
  • create an online course for upcycling your own mittens
  • create an online course for printmaking on fabric
  • make cabbage rolls
  • 12 Days of Mittens
  • sell at another craft show at Christmas time
  • create a business around writing and making
  • sew a leather pencil case
  • write the family book for the kids
  • print some holiday cards
  • learn how to sew my own clothing (tunic / shift dresses)
  • learn how to screen print
  • create the documentation books for the kids
  • create a 30 day email course: How to Document Childhood
  • write my life story for the kids
  • collaborate with other women to offer something great
  • build a community
  • offer writing workshops
  • help people write family books
  • help people write childhood books for their kids

What is 101 Lainie Projects?

101 Lainie Projects is a personal project I started to find myself again.  Long story short, I had been feeling a little lost.

Inspired by an old Reader’s Digest book, I loved the idea of trying a bunch of different projects (at least 101!) and doodling the tools needed in the front cover.

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Doodles inside my project book

I took classes that interested me.  Made stuff.  I started reading more.

On this page, I’ve kept an ongoing list of the projects I’ve tried and what I’m still looking forward to trying.


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