As you know, January is officially Organization month. Or maybe it’s not official but it should be. Weirdly enough, I got a jump start in December when I had a few days off. Anyhow, let’s not get hung up on specifics. I am trying to get my life to have some semblance of order before I swoop in and messy it up again.
I organized my Craft Trunk. Yes, a trunk. Amazingly, once I gathered up all of my paper and ribbon and glitter and glue and scissors and stickers and punches and stamps and…well, let’s just say I had an entire trunk full of goodies.
More goodies to be shoved in, Tetris style. It does fit, I promise.
That folder is housing *most* of my decorative paper. See how it’s bursting at the seams? That’s when I realized, I had a problem. You see, I don’t scrapbook. I don’t sew. In fact, I don’t do much of anything, except make these:
I make cards. And that’s it. So, in all actuality, it’s totally ridiculous that I have an entire trunk dedicated to making what, like 12 greeting cards a year?
Aren’t they so cute though? You might get one if you are nice.
Afterward, I made a promise to the Hubs. I promised: No more random paper and crafty purchases for at least one year. I need to take some time (in my estimation, 15 years) to make a dent in the supplies I already own. I mean, for real, some of the paper I have is 10 years old and I have ribbon from the 1990s, when my Mom bought it for her craft projects of yore. Promise to tackle me if you see me roaming wild eyed at Hobby Lobby, ok?
Oh, and also, this Craft Trunk organization took me 3 1/2 days. You know why? Obviously, I got distracted and spent most of the time making cards. In my defense, I was just “taking stock” in what I had so it could be organized perfectly. The Hubs didn’t argue with this logic, mostly because I was nice and quiet, which is a welcomed relief from my nonstop blabber.
Does this happen to anyone else? You are supposed to sit down and organize something for 15 minutes and it bleeds into a 3 1/2 days?