That’s me, by the way, and I don’t want to be frustrated no more. The long and short of it is that I would LOVE to be a crafty, creative type person, the kind who regularly knocks up a cushion cover or rustles up a tray of scrummy cakes, but I never seem to get round to it.
Like a lot of mums, I’m busy doing mundane, usually kid-based stuff. This includes: the school run, changing nappies, loading the dishwasher, feeding chickens, feeding children, ironing, washing and so on and on. Every so often I see a magazine article or come across a great craft blog and think ‘ooh, that looks nice, I could make that’ and then that’s as far as I get. The day to day stuff seems to take over.
During the summer holidays, I had big plans (sad I know) to make a doorstop for my very swingy living room door. Simple, eh? I tracked down a good ‘how to’ blog and even rooted out some suitable fabric. So far so good. But is my door now safely wedged by a lovely new doorstop? Is it heck. No, this is another project awaiting completion (or in fact awaiting commencement).
I have the tools. A sewing machine. A fabric stash. Knitting needles. A fairly well stocked sewing box. What I don’t have, it seems, is the creative momentum that is needed to get started and I can’t work out why.
It’s funny really. I can make lots of time to spend two or three hours watching crap telly each evening. I also find time to blog and google and tweet (impressive, eh?) and most amazing of all, I can get up at 6am and go for a run. However, none of these activities provide me with that sense of pride that you get when you create something from more or less nothing.
With long winter nights ahead and Christmas looming, I think now would be a good time to start. So, today’s post is a plea for help (again) from all of you makers and shakers out there. I would love to hear about what you’re all making and hopefully find some much needed inspiration. Happy crafting.