Friday, May 6, 2011

Crafting Rut

I've a confession to make. I've barely picked up the knitting needles this week.

What?! I know! It's so unlike me but I really just haven't been motivated. I haven't picked up any other crafting utensil or material either. I had a couple ideas and started working on them, but they just weren't turning out the way I hoped. So I stopped. I gave up. Temporarily.

You ever feel completely uninspired? Like everything you make sucks, nothing's original, someone else could do a better job, you have no talent. The beauty of crafting, I think, is that you don't have to be talented, per sé. You just have to like to make things, make them to best of your ability, and hope someone else likes them, too. I certainly don't consider myself talented. Or an artist. I just like to make. Right now, though, I feel like everything I do is bleh.

I'm not a woe-is-me kind of gal. I'm perky! And peppy! Glass is always half full! But sometimes, like anyone, I have an off week. And there's nothing I'd like better than to throw a temper tantrum big enough to put a toddler's to shame. But it's not cute in kid and sure as hell isn't cute in a grown woman. Also, it wouldn't make me feel good anyway.

So, what to do? I think it's time I make something completely unassociated with the shop or me. I have a neighbor who's pregnant with her first child and I've been wanting to make a little something for the occasion. I think now's the perfect time! Who doesn't love adorable baby somethings! And maybe it'll make the muses come flying back to me.

Since I have nothing new to show you, how 'bout a picture of my always adorable pooch? He got a haircut this week. Have a great weekend, y'all!

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  1. Best dog ever....

    but yeah, I understand those kind of weeks. I was feeling like that I think all last month or more: totally off, like others can do this better and I had my little moments of "bleh" and f*ck it. But then I realized "what's up with this self-induced pressure"? I just do it because I love it, it's relaxing and because i just couldn't not do it — even if no one sees it. So yeah I think making something for the baby is a great idea, and just goes with the flow. I'm sure it'll be super adorable too!

  2. I get in that rut a lot. But I think making something for the baby is a great idea. Baby things are small so they don't take much time and are super gratifying.