While we come to the end of the first month of the New year 2018 let’s continue the excitement of the New Year that we have entered into and focus on the goals we have jotted down.
For me 2017 began with a blast!
A) I graduated, Yippeeee! (Remember, it is never too late to educate yourself … this was on my list for a very very long time I just could not cope up with my studies and work plus family and business until somehow I did, you know what I mean)
B) I created a brand, an online boutique called CRAFTIONERY (www.craftionery.com)
C) Soon we’ll be 4, what do I mean? Well, Carlton & I are expecting a baby, It’s a Girl… Yuhoooooo!
I’m due in March but due to my pregnancy complications I’ve been advised a c-section so I think she will pop out in February itself i.e Next month Gosh, we are all so excited! (Sharing some Gender Reveal and Maternity shoot pics with you).
D) Also, my 9 year old Keishia received Jesus for the first time (Here’s the Cake for her First Holy Communion).
While 2017 began with a blast, I did accomplish one of my goals from last year but I could not accomplish my other goal of travelling … Sad but true, we planned a travel but did not travel … Bummer! So this one is carried forward to my list of goals this year too.
I hope to achieve at least 2 of the following goals this year;
1. Have a craft space for my Home
2. An application for my new brand CRAFTIONERY
I stay in a studio apartment so my craft area is almost anywhere I feel like crafting depending on the project I’m working on. But now with my workshops and orders I feel I should have a dedicated space for my inspiration to flourish.
Decluttering and Organizing my craft area has given me so much of space both in my mind and the craft area. Initially, I took it up as a chore and it ended up being the best feeling I have experienced who knew Decluttering and Organizing could give you so much joy. Truly I feel I have accomplished so much
Here’s how my Craft space looks now
I’d like to share some tips on Decluttering and Organizing my craft area
1. SORT: The first thing to do when you’re starting any organizing or cleaning project (large or small) is to edit. Take a good look at what you have and decide if there’s anything that isn’t being used, is broken, and can be donated or tossed.
2. CLEAN: If you’re cleaning out a drawer or shelf, completely empty it and wipe it down. Once you have this space cleaned out, see if it could be organized better or differently.
3. SEGREGATE: Group like items with like items. Put your fabric together, washi tape, markers, crayons, and paint together. Keeping your items grouped together makes it easier to see what you have and where it belongs.
4. CONTAINERS: Put your supplies together. Recycle boxes, use plastic containers, canning jars, other supplies. Think creatively and try to organize your craft supplies/area without spending money.
5. LABEL: Use a label maker, write on washi or craft tape, or use pre-cut labels. You can even use a permanent marker and write directly on your container. Labels give uniformity to your supplies and show you (and anyone using the supplies) exactly where the stuff needs to be returned to.