I don’t have a very involved planning and creation process. I simply see something that I like, gather materials, and create! I do keep a list of projects that I would like to start someday, but I mainly work from inspiration and what draws me at a given moment. Of course, that means I have many, many projects in various stages of completion.
My project notebook keeps track of all of my WIPs, notes, pictures, instructions, swatches, tips, tricks, etc. I love that the book looks used and beat up. It makes me feel like I’m doing something big.
DragonWillow came up with these awesome project sheets which I now use to track project information. She even color coded them by project type.