Last year my friend Ruthie gave me a piece of art for Christmas. It was a basket of flowers done in needlepoint. The best part about it was the phrase, dream a little dream.
Husby and I were talking one night and our conversation led to some home improvements we'd like to get started on after the holidays. Let's get the lighting fixed in the kitchen, as well as the garbage disposal. Then we'll have to paint the bedroom and dinette area. How about getting a new tub in the master bathroom?
The home improvement talk led to improvements I'd like to make in craftland. That's where the dreaming came in...
Oh how glorious it will be! A long counter for pouring wax instead of the low, square table I'm using now. A wall full of floor-to-ceiling shelves for supplies and finished products. A nook for shipping materials and office supplies.
It will be a while before all of that will come to fruition because first I have to clean out the cluttered workspace to make room for all of the improvements. But the dream is at the forefront of my mind. Starting in January I will be picking up, throwing away, donating, and storing everything in the studio to make way for the new and improved Craftland. Along with that will come a brand new Etsy shop for Auntie B's Wax. Same great things you've seen at my current shop, plus a whole lot more.
No matter what improvements you want to make in your life, dream about them, embellish the practicalities, and take small steps to achieve your wildest desires. Don't ever be afraid to dream a little dream.