I visit a craft store (AC Moore, Micheal's, JoAnn's) at least once a week.
I mean, it could be worse, I could be frequenting the Back Side Tavern or 4th Street. But instead my habit includes things like yarn, stamps, glitter, and card stock.
I can go into the store with the intention of buying one thing, and walk out with 10 that I don't even need. I'll buy craft supplies for crafts I don't even do just because they look neat and I'd eventually like to try (ie. rubber stamp carving kit). I always have the best of intentions.
I am a serial project starter. I can have as many as 5+ projects going at one time. It drives me mad knowing that I have all these unfinished things just looming. So I am setting some new rules:
Rule #1: I may only have 2 projects going on at the same time
Rule #2: I will not make any craft related purchases unless they pertain to current projects
Rule #3: I will finish at least one project per week
Rule #4: I will make a list of all projects I would like to do
(I'm going to make a separate page on here so I can keep track)
Rule #5: If there is a new project I'd like to try, I will add it to the END of my list (unless it is time sensitive, ie. a gift for some occasion)
I'm hoping that by putting this in writing I'll stick to it, and stay on track. The holidays are fast approaching and that's usually when I really go berserk with all this stuff. (Note in the picture below, under my desk, the two wooden items I have yet to complete from last year...)
I could sit in my little office/art room for hours. I pull up the blinds or switch on my little light, turn on some music (usually something relaxing like Michael Buble), and get down to business. For a few minutes or hours I get to escape to a different place. I want to repaint the office to something lighter, but this room will eventually turn into baby #2's room whenever that happens. I figure I'll be repainting it again for that anyway, so why make poor Hubs do it twice.
|No one puts Baby in the corner!|
My work area is actually incredibly neat, it's the closet full of supplies that's scary. I'll take a picture of that tomorrow to share with you.