Friday, December 30, 2016
Do you make crafty resolutions?
Sometimes, I like to take a step back and review what I've accomplished in a year, and what I'd like to do in the future.
This year, I picked up my needle again and made seven different projects. And I finally learned to use my Janome Sew Mini with confidence. I have a LOT of projects in the queue just waiting to show you, too!
I've had a goal for some time to make it to a crafting retreat, and I managed to do that this year. I had a great time with my mom and reconnecting with old friends.
I probably got cards in the mail, with stamps!, about half as often as I'd hoped to. I need to improve on that as well.
Here are a dozen crafty goals that I've been mulling over for 2017!
Use what I have and buy less
Get rid of what I don't use
Simplify my crafting
Learn to watercolor, practice more often
Learn print making with lino cuts so that I can design on my own
Make more time for needle art
Move away from relying on die cuts and papers
Hand craft whenever possible
Doodle every day in my planner... More bible journaling
Work on hand lettering
Start a card ministry at church
Take a few crafty-related classes
A dozen goals. Pretty lofty ambitions!
I guess the point of resolutions is that I hope to grow a little, creatively and personally, in 2017. And that takes practice, daily. And because I'm a tactical learner, it helps if I write it down.
Do you have any crafty goals for 2017?