Happy New Year, friends! You won't hear this girl vowing to eat less and exercise more any time soon (I mean, my desk is just 12 steps away from the Test Kitchen!). However, I do love the opportunity that the new year gives us to reflect on the year past and make plans for the year to come. For me, it's not about making hard-and-fast rules, but more about realigning my plans to fit my interests and ambitions – and, hopefully, encouraging myself to learn and grow. Here are my 2011 crafty resolutions. 1. Craft with intention. I live in a small space and try to keep to a realistic budget, which means I don't necessarily have the room (or the money) to make things just for the sake of, well, making things. This year, when I'm inspired to rush out and buy supplies for a new craft project, I'm going to ask myself:
- Is it beautiful or useful?
- Will I actually wear it/use it/look at it with pride?
- Is this something I'm going to resent having to dust (or hand-wash) in two months' time?