Friday, October 15, 2010

Unfinished Projects

So, I finally finished unpacking the craft/office/stuff room yesterday after living here since August 2ND. I am so proud of this accomplishment. I walk by the room and just look. And admire.

I am not a neat crafter, so I know it's a matter of time before it looks like it did two days ago. I did have one item lost in the move. My Fiskars Flame scissors that were RAK'd to me a while ago. They are so cool and now they are so lost. I'm sure they are in some sort of something...

Which leads me to this thought and goal: I have A LOT of unfinished projects in that room!!! I knew I did, but putting them back in the TWO crates made me sad. I'm a quitter. Well, almost. I know my style. I go to a crop, thinking I will finish one project. I work on it all day and never visit it again. It goes in the crate. Crate is full.

I have 5 months left until my little sprout is due. As soon as I find out what this little one is, I plan on pre-scrapping a baby book. 3 kids=no scrap time. In the meantime, I want to work on these unfinished projects. I know some of them need some journaling, maybe a embellishment or two and they are done.

Why is it so hard to go back???

Maybe I will post my finished projects...wish me luck!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Lost: My creativity.

One of the hardest things I've had to deal with lately, besides the daily puking and all around yuck I've been feeling, is losing my interest in anything crafty.

We moved in our new home and I started unpacking my supplies, excited to get back to it. Then the overwhelming queasiness and tiredness took over and I haven't returned. Well, a couple of times I've attempted, but it wasn't what it used to be.

Now, my stash is sitting in mixed up piles around the room, waiting. The new Cricut I received for my birthday is there to greet me when I walk in and walk back out. You can almost hear it sigh.

The most I've done is make some finger puppets and goodie bags for N's birthday and started a pregnancy scrapbook for #3. That's it. I participated in a soon to be aired project with some fellow crafters, but the whole time I was hoping that I would make it through without incident. Oh and I made A CARD at a CTMH open house. Wow.

I am sort of jealous reading through some of my favorite crafter's blogs and FB to see what they are making for Halloween. I don't even know where my scissors are. I've missed out on some fun crafting opportunities simply because I just can't right now.

Crafting, especially scrapbooking, is my favorite me-time activity. Anyone that knows me, knows this. My new me-time activity is sleeping or making a permanent imprint of my arse on the couch because I'm too sick to move.

I'm hopeful that one of these days I'll wake up feeling better and the Crafty Fairy will have sprinkled me with glitter in the night and I'll be ready to crop. Well, I guess it has cut back my crafty spending...