Back in February, I dared to put together a craft calendar in the hopes of planning my crafting year. It was written with good intentions which I am still hoping can eventually shape the direction I take in this passion of mine. It was a good idea to plan, and while I didn’t stick to the goals or project targets, I think it helped.
We are now entering the final quarter of the year and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I will be able do accomplish even just a quarter of the holiday-related projects I had identified.
With the month officially ending this weekend, I am trying to get going on at least two of the items below:
- Start series on Holiday-themed articles.
- Work on Christmas decor.
- Produce holiday cards.
- Create gifts to give for the holidays.
- Launch second postcard set.
- Stock up the shop and launch holiday promo.
- PROJECT: CHRISTMAS DECOR
I have started drafting Angelo’s and my Christmas card which I am tempted to have printed, but then again, I have all the materials and tools to produce it myself, so why bother?
I am going to start tinkering with our existing Christmas decor to hopefully produce a new holiday wreath. (Yay!) More on a separate post..
And yes, I will start creating new pieces both for the shop on Etsy and for my gift list.
With that said, I think I can move on to October.
- Finish holiday card. (MUST be done before the month ends.)
- Start series on handmade gifts for the holidays. (DIY projects for posting here!)
- Put up my Christmas tree last week of October. (Will start cleaning up this week to make room!)
- PROJECT: Holiday Cards
And for the rest of the year, I hope I can stick to this schedule:
- Mail out holiday cards.
- Decorate tree first week, deck out the house.
- PROJECT: Wrappers / Bags for the holiday gifts
- Create and make gift packaging. (Wrapper, embellishments, tags)
- Thank you cards
- PROJECT: Recycling holiday wrap and cards
I treat my lists as guidelines or guideposts. They are never hard deadlines that cause undue stress. Crafting, after all, is a diversion and not the be-all and emd-all of my existence. I like that the list has reminded me that while we are still months to December, it’s about time I start thinking about my holiday card.
As for the projects and tasks I missed, then there’s the option to roll them over to the following year or finish them before this one ends. 2017, after all, has not yet ended.