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Today I want to share with you my planning process. As most of you know I’m a planner girl and I like to plan everything down to the last detail. My planner style is more like memory keeping,but I have basic things like to do list, appointments and any thing else that might be important. But this isn’t what this blogs about its about my planning process for crafts I share. Whether its just something I want to try because I seen someone do it, or its something i use for home decor,I plan it. I also take thing I see on Pinterest and You Tube and put my own twist to it. The funny thing about my planning process is I usually make my purchases first and than plan. I do this because I know what I’m working with and I know if I need to add or subtract from the project.
So I will now share my process.As I stated earlier I like to get my inspirations from either Pinterest or You Tube,but I also like to look at different magazines. My two favorite is Martha Stewart Living as well as Better Homes & Gardens. I’m always interested in what the new trend is for the season especially colors. I usually stick to my favorites,any shade of blue with maybe a touch of pink,but these two magazines inspire me to get out of my comfort zone. After getting inspired, than get out my planners and start writing ideas and things I want to do.I use my creative organizer book from Target to help me set a goal and a time table. This book is set up like a goal project book. It has spaces in it to write what project being attempted and what you need to get started as well as when you would like it to be complete.I do not use this book for my simple crafts,but for big organization projects such as my bedroom/craft room decor and organizing my closets. This book is good because it gives you enough space to record everything. The other item is my personal Foxy Fix Travelers Notebook. This is my everyday carry,which means it goes with me almost everywhere. I use this not only as a daily planner but it helps me keep track with the items I need for a particular project. Basically I almost use it like my creative organizer book,but with this if i see something that i need to purchase I can note where I saw it and the price of that item. If its something for a big project I transfer the info to my creative organizer book.
The next thing I do is gather all my materials together and place them in one general area. I do this because I have a lot of craft items in different boxes and I don want to search for what I need just before I start my project. For small items I just place them in a medium sizes zippered bag.When I’m ready to to a particular craft I have everything except my tools and glue to start working on that project. The great part about doing this is if I have a sewing project to complete I store this little bag right on my sewing machine in the corner.All ready to do any craft I have planned, and everything is together so all I have to do is start. Well I hope you enjoyed this blog and found my planning method some what helpful in you crafting life. I will leave you like always,