March is National Craft Month and I plan to celebrate by trying to complete some of the craft projects that have been on my “to do” list for quite awhile, like this message board from a picture frame that I just finished. I love to sew and do crafts and I’m ashamed to admit that it’s probably one of the biggest things that I “waste” money on. I say waste because I have a tendency to overload myself with projects – I go out and buy everything I need, then somehow I never get a chance to start that project before I find another one that I’m just dying to do. This way I end up with boxes of forgotten fabric and notions, or worse yet, partially completed projects!
My goal for March is to complete at least four of my “pending projects” and then not let them get out of hand again. Here’s how I plan to tackle the problem:
Divide up my craft supply and fabric stash so the top four projects that I’d like to complete right away are handy,
Store my favorites of the remaining supplies in a clear plastic bin with an inventory list taped to the lid for inspiration,
Get the kids to help sort through everything that’s left so we can think of projects to work on together,
Donate the excess to the school or to a community member through Freecycle.org, and
Don’t buy any more fabric or supplies until after I’ve completed the remaining three projects and at least one more from the faves box!
Photo credit: iClipart