It's the time of year that I and so many others look around and think, whoa boy. My life is a mess.
The holidays were awesome. I came back to Brooklyn with some fun new gifts like a slow-cooker, a ukulele, rain boots, and some craft books. I also hung out with my two favorite kiddos, my niece and nephew. (Our photo was even on Martha Stewart's blog of employee photos!)
Now that the good times are temporarily over, it's time to get down to business. Here are a few craft-related resolutions I've made.
1. Finish what I start.There's a Burda dress that's been crumpled up on my sewing table since last May. All that's left to do is put in the invisible zipper and hem it. But zippers suck! So I just let it sit there. This summer, I will wear this dress, provided I shed the giant cheeseball that's currently sitting beneath my ribs.
I don't even want to go into the plethora of unfinished knitting projects. Let's just say this will be a huge challenge for me.
2. Sew some of the patterns I bought last year.
The Burda dress isn't the only project suffering. I bought some lovely Colette patterns last year, and I did not start any of them. I have fabric. I have patterns. I have hands and scissors and a sewing machine and all the things required to make the dress.
3. Purge and organize the craft stash.
My craft closet is crazy. I have so much stuff crammed in there that I'm probably never going to use. I have jewelry supplies from a class I took at the Fashion Institute that I'm never going to use again. I have glitter, scraps, and maybe even some animals living in there. Who really knows at this point?
4. Take better photographs.
A brief heart-to-heart about blog images with Haley from The Zen of Making raised a red flag. Work-life balance is difficult, and I put minimal effort into styling and images. I'm often snapping photos right before I run out the door to go to work. I sporadically work on projects, never taking proper how-to images.
This year, I'd like to improve my images. My mom gave me a new camera for Christmas, so now I just have to crack the whip and force myself to take my time instead of throwing up something I'm not proud of. So what if I'm a few minutes late for work? Heh heh.
Do you have any crafty resolutions? I'd love to hear them (and possibly add them to my list)!