Have you ever had so many ideas you don’t know where to start?
Ideas come from everywhere when your a crafter. Some ideas come because you have a need or you have kids your keeping busy but at the end of the day we crafters just have a want/need to create something fun and new. One of the problem we face is that there are so many idea sources out there. Pinterest, Facebook, other crafters, conversations with family and friends, flipping through a magazine, or your watching a home improvement show. You hit overload and want to do everything; which is why you have 87 boards on Pinterest…LOL
What happens when you decide on your new projects? You go out and purchase supplies and those supplies sit there because another fabulous idea pops in your head and you go get more supplies. What’s a crafter to do?!
Sometimes you just need to step away, clear your head and then go back, look at your pile and sort through it and decide what needs to get done first. During craft show season is the worst….you want to make and take so many things but what will consumers buy? What season are you in, and what do you do first?
I think I need to take a page from my daughters book and start making a to do list; her to do list is more of a bullet journal that she decided she wanted to make to help get herself organized but I don’t see that as helpful for myself. I think I need to start working on those things I have started first and then move onto the projects I bought all those supplies for (which is alot…lol).
I’d love to hear about your struggles with crafting organization and tips on how you keep yourself on track. What do you do during craft show season to keep yourself organized and on track?
So…. I haven’t done any drawing in quite some and while perusing Etsy I came across a painting that inspired me to do a little bit of drawing. It’s rough but I thought it turned out A-OK.
Growing up I always carried a pencil and sketch book. If a sketch book wasn’t available it was paper. My mummum (this is how she spelled it) said “Tish, schools out and here you are carrying paper and pencil with you everywhere,” which was true…LOL.
Right before I got married there was an incident with my portfolio, and unfortunately, I had to toss the whole thing in the trash because I couldn’t save any of it; I lost half my heart that day.
When my daughter, nieces, and nephews were little I use to draw for them all the time. I moved onto crafting and drawing got put to the wayside. My daughter has been after me for a while to do it again and was so excited that I was looking for my sketchbook she ran and found it for me. I have to say it’s wonderful to have the pencil in my hand again. My husband is always super supportive of whatever I decide to do and because of that I have ALOT of craft supplies for all types of crafting.
Well….without much ado, here’s the drawing I was inspired to do because of an amazing artist.
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I come from a long line of musicians and artists. My mom cooks and my dad plays bass and sings. I remember going to my grandmas and her and my aunt would always be doing something creative. It didn’t matter who we visited there was always something going on whether it was painting, playing music, taking photos, writing, crocheting, baking or gardening.
When I was younger my mommom made the comment that even though school was out for the summer I always had a paper and pencil in my hand. This was definitely a true statement; I loved to draw. In middle school we learned basic sewing and my sister and I use to make stuff for our Barbie dolls but it was in high school I learned about crafting and i’ve been doing it ever since.
I love to draw even though I no longer do it as much. I like to sew and paint and whatever project takes my fancy after looking at Pinterest for hours. My favorite thing to do is make gifts for my family, whether it’s a birthday, Christmas, or just because…..my family stands behind me and encourages me to keep moving forward.
I hope you enjoy my blog and i’m looking forward to sharing my new projects and all the fun with you!
I’m not sure where I found this picture but it was done by Fiona Childs and I think it fits.