Although I enjoy the festive season I do look forward to the lull after Hogmanay. It’s good to get back to normal as well as take stock. This year I have taken the time to think about what I would like make in 2014 rather than leave it to the haphazard approach of last year.
One thing I wanted to do better was having items for special occasions so being a compulsive list maker I put together a calendar of special days, holidays, seasons etc. I then worked out when I would need to have items ready to go in my shop.
I already had a few new ideas of things I wanted to make so I matched them to my calendar. I then used my scrap book for inspiration and came up with some further ideas to fill the gaps.
Now I have a list of great projects for the first half of 2014 as well as a calendar of when I need to have things ready to go into my shop.
While I was in an organising mood I thought I would also do a stocktake of my fabrics and trimmings and needless to say I found lots of things I’d forgotten about! But it did give me further inspiration and allowed me to plan what I would use for each of my makes as well as identify anything I would need to get. So in theory no more rushing around at the last minute when I find I have got the wrong colour of ribbon.
My first project, Valentines Day Hearts has gone well, I had everything I needed and they were completed on time and are now for sale in my Folksy shop.
I don’t know if I will keep this up but for now I have no excuse for missing the boat when it comes to special occasions!