Keep It All Together
Yesterday I guest blogged over at The Crochet Crowd. I put together a journal to help keep all the amazing pattern and challenges together. With all of the amazing things we get from Mikey Sellick, and all of the other projects we find out there, its great to have way to organize it all.
When the crochet journal was released, there were some requests about a non specific journal in the same format for those who sew, craft, etc. So here you go! I adapted the journal for those who want to use it for non-crochet craft journaling!
Create your own journal using a three ring binder and these Free Printable Jounal pages.
Page sleeves can be used to store patterns, pieces or the pages in the binder. I print the pages and use a hole punch for the actual pages. I use a dry erase marker on the page sleeves to make temporary changes, or keep track of where I am on a pattern. When I’m done the marks wipe right off.
If you head on over to The Crochet Crowd, you can pick up a copy of the Crochet Journal I put together. Just perfect for keeping all those patterns and crochet projects organized. There’s calendars, yarn cards, project sheets and more!
Free Printable Journal
If you are anything like me or a million others, you are stepping into the new year with a desire to get organized. Personally, I would love to get my yarn stash organized and plan to spend some one on one time with my piles of chaotic fibers in the coming months in an effort to do just that, get organized! Ha Ha…I will try and post pictures sometime soon so you can see what I am up against. Perhaps it will give me just the motivation I need to actually get it done. I will have you all to hold me accountable.
Free Printable Cards!
I have decided from this point forward each project I start is going to get a WIP Card. (Free Printable Below) This simple card will be used along with a handy ziploc bag to keep the projects I am working on under control. I tend to be a bit distracted by shiny things, aka new patterns, challenges and ideas that pop up in my newsfeed.
Take for example The Crochet Crowd, in the last three days they have posted their January Challenge along with video tutorials for a Puffy Baby Blanket and a 3 Hour Crochet Baby Blanket! What’s a hooker to do?!
It just so happens that with all of the yummy yarn I scored at the Spinrite Tent sale last fall I have enough to do them ALL! (Psst. If you missed it, there are still tons of really good buys at the ETENT sale!)
And so it is, I know myself to well. I know that I am not going to stop being distracted. So rather than having a ton of WIP’s laying around that will end up getting frogged because I will inevitably forget what hook size I used or where I go the pattern from, I’m going to put each project in its own bag with one of these cards. Each project will have all the information I need to pick it back up and finish it.
Feel free to grab some for yourself!
WIP CARD FREE PRINTABLE