Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Where Oh Where…

…has my crafting mojo gone?

Oh where, oh where can it be?

With my yarn and threads and material galore,

Oh where, oh where can it be?

Do you ever get into a crafting “funk?” I don’t seem to want to finish anything I have started. I don’t seem to want to start anything new. Nothing really seems to be inspiring me. I guess it must just be that time of the year…or maybe the month…for the last couple of months!

It’s not that I haven’t been seeing some darling free projects online. There are lots of those. Here are a few I have found recently (just click on the picture to be taken to their site):

I also have a couple of lovely stumpwork books by Jane Nichols that I received for Christmas:

Front cover - Stumpwork and Goldwork Embroidery, inspired by Turkish, Syrian and Persian Tiles

AND a kit to go with the above book:

So it’s not that there aren’t enough projects to keep me busy…I just don’t seem to have the energy. I think I just need a break…a vacation… How about a European tour…that would be fun. Or maybe a trip to the South Seas where it’s warm and blue and sandy beaches galore. I wanna be like one of those famous people who, when asked, say “I’m going to Disney World!”

Since none of those lovely things are going to happen anytime soon, I think I just need to add a bit of springtime here in my northern climate. I believe I will start with Paulette’s felt strawberries. Hopefully I’ll have some done to show you tomorrow!

Peace Out!


Allie said...

It sounds to me like the doldrums! Nothing seems to appeal....I hate that feeling, you're just restless and can't settle into anything. It will pass, sweetie! Curl up with a good book [preferably one set in another country] and some snacks, go for a long walk at the mall [and just window shop], meet some friends for coffee.
We must read the same blogs, lol, I've seen those tempting projects myself - oh the temptation out there!!!

Cindy Is Crafty said...

I love the one with the red buttons. that is really cool! Now get to it, Missy!

Laurie said...

I know, I lose my mojo sometimes, too. It'll be back though. Thanks for the cute suggestions! I especially love the first one, and especially today with our weather! I’m so glad you stopped by to visit my blog and enter my giveaway! Have a great night! -- Laurie