So, there were some New Year’s resolutions, mainly to use the supplies of all kinds around my house, be they cooking, crafting or sewing. Uhm, yeah. January was great, February went well, but between March and April, any focus I had on that petered out. I think it’s time to reflect, adapt my expectations, and move on with the new plan.
Here’s what I did (and didn’t) accomplish:
1. I got rid of about 75% of my scrapbooking supplies. That felt really good, and they went to friend who was delighted to get them. I have been printing out more of my photos, thanks to using Instagram (you can follow me here). They are just too fun to stay on my laptop!
2. I have been consistently using my fabric and pattern stash. That’s going well.
3. I keep trying out recipes I find online, instead of the ones in my pretty cookbooks. Fail.
4. I haven’t worn a single vintage item. I think it’s time to admit that my look has evolved away from 1950’s day-dresses. I love vintage, but I’m ready to break-up with my collection. I just haven’t decided what to do with them yet.
The new plan:
1. I have gone through my cookbooks and selected enough recipes to try out 3 new dishes a week for the next 6 weeks. That way I can shop for groceries with them in mind and have a more specific goal.
2. I bought more alphabet letter stickers (I like Thickers). When I went through my supplies, I discovered how hard it was to actually spell any page titles without any vowels. This should help, but I’m also going to set a goal of 2 pages per week.
3. Fabric/patterns. Keep on it! I’m doing the Colette Pattern Challenge, so that should also help me make a more cohesive wardrobe.
Really, this is a plan for persistence – I’m working on it!