I’ve been in my craft studio two days in a row. There’s a faint layer of dust that covers all of my supplies showing signs of neglect. In my opinion, it’s an accurate representation of this part of my life.
There are a lot of things that need to be taken care of in here. I hate to admit this, but there was still scraps of paper from my last major craft endeavor still sitting on my desk. And you know what that was? Last year’s December Daily! Yeah I couldn’t be more ashamed about this
Nevertheless, I didn’t let the lack of organization stop me from creating these last couple days.
We’re halfway through the month of September and the weather is already changing. I can feel it in my bones. The last couple days it’s been cool and dreary, my favorite kind of weather. Halloween is just around the corner, followed by Thanksgiving, and then Christmas so right now is the perfect time for being crafty.
I was working on some journaling for my first Project Life page when I decided to put my Cricut Expression to use. Then I remembered I actually owned a Gypsy (a gift from my sister last Christmas), so I decided to give it a shot. This is when I discovered I hadn’t even plugged it into my Cricut machine to update the cutting software on the machine.
Yes, I’ve owned this gadget for almost a year and I’m JUST now using it for the first time.
But hey, at least I’m using it right? Anyway once I got through the process of updating everything, I finally got to cut directly from the Gypsy. It actually worked quite well. I was really impressed.
Nevertheless, I still have my eye on the Silhouette Cameo (Amazon affiliate link). Although I love my Cricut, the idea of cutting from .SVG files on my computer seems really appealing. It feels like the creative possibilities with the Silhouette are endless.
The creative process is slow right now. I worked on one 4 x 3″ journal for what seemed like forever, having an unusually difficult time settling on a color scheme. And those used to be so easy for me. I have no problem with it when I’m at work, but when I’m crafting, it’s a challenge.
I’m trying to figure what I currently own and what I haven’t even used yet. Last year I made a trip to Archiver’s in Austin and I did some major shopping damage while I was there, but I can’t remember what I purchased and whether or not I’ve used it. Inventory management is one of those long term things that I need to work on.
Perhaps this is all just a process I need to familiarize myself with again. So please bear with me in the meantime.