Start with a Clean Slate in 2009! Resolve to Keep a List of Your "I Dids" Instead of "To Dos"comments (13) January 2nd, 2009
Let’s face it, if you’re a real crafter you’re surrounded with materials and supplies and your head is filled with ideas and good intentions. You’ve collected things over the years and each item that’s added to the stash brings with it a promise of creation. But, when you face reality, you know there aren’t that many hours in a day or days in a week to accomplish all those plans.
Several years ago, when my list of things to make started to overwhelm me, I erased it—and began a new list. This one included everything that I did create. I was amazed at how quickly this list grew, and each time I checked it, the sense of accomplishment spurred me on to do more. Yes, I still collect beautiful fabric and buttons and trims. But I’ve learned to love them for what they are, not just for what they could be. And my “I Did It” list keeps getting longer and longer.
Keep your list for 2009 in a new journal covered with fabric that you can actually write on and erase. It’s called Chalkboard™ Fabric. It’s a little heavier than oilcloth, but it’s flexible so it can be easily glued on to a notebook or used to cover a box. And, since it’s fabric, you can stitch on a binding to make a place mat to doodle on or chalkboard to hang on the wall. I purchased it at my local Bernina dealership, Sew Original in Boone, NC. You can find it online at sites like Nancy's Notions or Haberman Fabrics, too.
You need to “cure” the fabric first by rubbing it with chalk.
A great way to start with a clean slate!
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