Today, I decided to get a table (slightly smaller than the table I'll have at the show) and just move everything I've made (100% completed or not) over to that table and see where I stand. I needed to create a schedule today of what I need to finish, start thinking about table displays I need to make, etc. I procrastinated for quite a while this morning -- I even found myself googling quotes about procrastination while I was procrastinating. Finally, I got it together. I laid all of my items out (not neatly), took some photos to document my progress, and started penciling lists on a big desk calendar to get myself in order.
Once it was all in my face, I realized that I have quite a bit completed (or almost completed). That was comforting. However, I quickly realized how much MORE I have to do before the show. Panic ensued a bit.
Jack was helping me get organized. I told him that he needs to be at the show to sell my wares because he is much cuter than I am.
What did I do with that panic? I started to get organized, which always makes me feel more in control. Then I procrastinated a little --
"I absolutely need to research craft show displays - ooh, another blog to read!"
"Today I should probably start setting up my photography Etsy store that I've been wanting to redo."
After that, I started typing up this blog post. I don't feel like this is total procrastination though because it is focused on the craft show, right?
I am very excited about the bright colors and fun geometric shapes I have been using in multiple pieces. I still have a lot of button flowers to make. It will all be completed though, right?
All in all, I'm in better shape than I thought. I still have a lot of work to do but I know I'll get to it. It helps that I enjoy what I'm doing. I just need a game plan for these remaining weeks. I'm also trying to be creative (and thrifty) with how I set up my table display. As I figure it out, I'll share more. I've gained a lot from other blogs with booth and table display ideas so want to share my ideas too.
Some close ups of my items. I made some geometric table runners that I'm loving. I'm working on some fun garland. I also have some bags I've been making - the photos didn't come out great but I promise a blog post just for the bags. I have some other fun things planned too. My plan is to share a lot of these things on my blog individually so stay tuned!
I suppose I should stop blogging and get back to it. I do have a plan, some lists, some calendar planning, and I connected a few granny squares for a scarf today. Not too bad for a day of procrastination!
"Procrastinators are also great at beginnings and not as skilled at completions." - SARK
We'll see about that, SARK! Happy Sunday!