I have missed crafting so much at times that I’ve been in tears. One of my many goals this year is to solidly get back to it. I have more supplies than a store, am surrounded by inspiration and desire, and it’s time. As I’ve been working on the constant unpacking, decluttering, and organizing, I’ve come across all sorts of things that I’ve made that I had forgotten about. I honestly haven’t done any major crafting since about halfway through my pregnancy with Madeline when the pre-eclampsia hit and my fingers became so swollen that I literally couldn’t hold anything. I’ve done small projects off and on since then, but not nearly what I’d like. I’ve also started oodles of projects that I haven’t completed.
This year, I am going to complete the projects and gifts I’ve started. I have a corner of shame in my bedroom that has all of my incomplete crafts. This will mean that friends will be getting gifts that are years late, but better late than never, right?
I decided that I needed a little help to get me going, so I’ve signed up for a few online classes and workshops.
I’m playing with Project Life again this year. I’m doing my yearly album along with an album of our travels and vacations.
I am so in love with Brave Girls Club and going to one of their retreats is on my lifetime wish list. I registered for one of their online art journaling classes, The Walk. I have my supplies and can’t wait for it to start.
I love The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery’s samplers. I’m doing their yearly sampler, Once Upon a Time. Cross stitch and fairy tales–perfect, right?!
I’m doing something totally new and have signed up to do Spark Your Love and Home. I have seen such fun things come out of the Spark workshops on Instagram and can’t wait to see what’s in store.
The biggest craft investment I’ve made is the decision to attend SNAP! again. I didn’t make the most of it last year, but I’m determined to get all I can out of it this year. I’m excited to see friends, meet new people, and be surrounded by inspiration, opportunities, learning, and fun.
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that my craft area isn’t organized or totally unpacked yet. In fact, it’s the messiest corner of the basement. I have discovered that I have a very difficult time working if an area isn’t clean, so I’m working hard to get my area usable for me. As I’m going through everything, I’m finding so many more things to do and have so many ideas and desires that I’m overwhelmed at times. It’s a good problem to have and I’m excited for the opportunities waiting for me in my own basement. (Have I mentioned that I’m excited for this year enough yet?!) *Maybe* I’ll finally be in a position to get my long dreamed for shop up and running by the end of the year, but if not, at least I’ll have other crafty goodness to show off.
What crafty resolutions have you made this year?