Snow. Ice. Sleet. Wintry Mix. Plows. Coldness. Never enough blankets. Constant shivering. Lounge wear. I’ve had enough, and earlier this week that darn groundhog just had to go and deliver the news that we can expect six more weeks of this stuff? As beautiful as it is, I’m sick and tired of it.
This week, like the parking lots and roads, my crafting area has been a mess. It seems that with sewing or felt projects, I’m able to keep things fairly neat and tidy, but when it comes to paper crafting it looks like a tornado (or two) just passed through the area.
I’m convinced it’s because when I sew, I have a plan laid out and I’m able to stay organized. When I do paper crafting, I have none. Perhaps I should revisit sketching out project ideas so my room doesn’t look like this the next time I decide to make cards…
Yikes- now that’s a messy desk! It got that way after hours spent working on these:
Cards for Valentine’s Day. Some green, some pink. (I’ve learned that boys tend to not appreciate pink cards as much as girls do.)
I’ve also been working on a set of cloth napkins for my mom. They were supposed to be part of her birthday present, but that’s long passed now. I was then hoping to get them to her for Valentine’s Day, but that isn’t looking probable either. It seems like I’ve been working on these forever!
And as if I didn’t have enough on my plate already, I have these on loan from the local library.
With my energy levels having been at an all-time low, I’ve found that sometimes reading books and blogs about crafty things is almost nearly, but not quite, as exciting as sitting at a desk and making something. If I have to live vicariously through other crafters for the time being, so be it. The only problem is that now the list of projects I would like to complete is about a Gajillion lines long (possibly even longer than the latest revisions to the stimulus bill!) and my folder of crafty bookmarks is bursting at the seams.
If you’re interested to see what others have going on in their creative spaces, check out Kirsty’s blog and her list of links. Happy crafting!