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Visualize. Organize.

I cross stitched my New Year's resolution and made a magnet to hang on my refrigerator.

If I want to adopt a resolution for 2012, the goal comes down to two words – visualize and organize.

“Visualize” opens all kinds of creative doors for crafters. We each see the world through our own eyes, so each item we make reflects what we see. We can all follow the same scarf pattern. But if we compare the finished products, they will each end up featuring different sizes, different colors and different flaws.

What I like about crafting is that each time I work on a project, ideas for the next project start flowing through my thoughts and fingertips. I don’t want to lose my passion for the next idea, which is why I am usually working on several projects at once.

This is where the “organize” resolution steps into my craft area. I have all kinds of tools – paper, scissors, fabric, beads; needles, yarn, pencils, patterns. They each need a place, so I can find them when I need them. Otherwise, my projects come to a standstill while I search through drawers and closets. Or even worse, I end up spending money on supplies I already own.

For 2012, I want to visualize and organize. The possibilities are vast.