Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Year Without Crafting...

When I found out I was pregnant with Caleb a lot was going on. We had a new set of people living in our house, it was fall and beginning to be winter and I was in the foulest mood I have ever been in, in my life. It was for no particular reason, I just hate that time of the year and I get in a "funk" every year for the past 5 or so years. So in the midst of all of that, I decided with having no time and actually not wanting to do anything, I would not craft, at all, for the next year (meaning all of 2011).

I'm proud to say that I have almost made it and I'm actually glad I set that goal (if you want to call it that). At first it was just a load off my mind, not to have to think about what I was going to do for a card for a certain special occasion. Don't get me wrong, I really love making cards and doing crafts, but when you have all day sickness and feel horrible all the time, it's just one less thing to think about.

Then after a while, it was more than just a load off my mind, it made me excited to think about what I could be doing when I came off of "hiatus"... Thanks to Pinterest and some enabling blogs these are some of things I might try to do:


This is along with the usual

Should keep me busy. But I must admit, I am cheating a bit. During the month of December not only did a try crocheting, cause it looked easy (I was completely wrong), but I am planning on making this for my neices for Christmas:

Considering this is the week of Christmas and I haven't started on the design, yet, shows that I am overconfident in the whole creation process. I guess we will see if it's done by Christmas. Only time will tell...

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


marie said...

I'm glad you "took the pressure" off yourself but also glad that you're back into crafting again!

Love the plans you have and good luck getting your Christmas gifts done!

I think the ornaments and that cute little card are my favorites!

Katie @ explanationrequired said...

Sometimes a break is all you need to feel refreshed and amped to go later on. Loooove the hoop ornaments!!

Libbie said...

Okay Jo that first one is tugging at me! Very cute!!! I think I go through little crafty droughts too :) Just sometimes not in the mood :)

Thanks for stopping by to day & for your sweet words. We have been through this before actually quite a few times but for quite a few reasons this time was way different...mch harder. But I really am okay & you are so right, even the little time that has passed much healing happened & I know that we are soooo blessed already. Thanks for supporting me Jo! You are always so encouraging to me!