Sunday, November 22, 2009

Creative Roadblocks

Sitting around, making new items, starting to feel uncreative.  I have no idea why I feel so tired and unmotivated, but I know I will get over it.

Maybe I am trying to hard on my Etsy and seeing little results, but I have to remind myself that pretty much everyone on Etsy is not seeing the results they want now.  No one wants to spend their money when money isn't as easy to obtain.  

My bf is helping me cut up the millions of plastic shopping bags to make a fabulous project. Check this out!  I dislike collecting shopping bags and throwing them out.  I don't consider myself very "green" yet I really think there are so many fun things you can do instead of being wasteful.  I'll be happy to post what my bag looks like at the end.  I don't think I will follow the same pattern but try something else.  I'll crochet and see where that brings me.

Ok I'll go back to my black kitty hat, similar to this one.  So many people hearted it and told me they loved it I decided to make more options.  I think I'm unmotivated not because I don't want to crochet, it's that it's been a rough week altogether.  I'm just tired and unmotivated in general.  It'll pass.

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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Oh So Many Things to do

It's a Saturday night and I'd rather be inside crocheting tonight. 

I have my number one fan sitting next to me as I make a Santa hat.

He's little Squeakers and he's the cutest little parakeet (well in my humble opinion and his too.)  He cheers me on and purrs at me when he likes my finished product.  He even tries to eat it, but no worries, anything not meant for my use only was not harmed or eaten by Squeakers.

I've been going to a knit and crochet group every Friday night down the street from me.  The ladies and gentleman are wonderful people-very funny and witty and make my projects go so quickly.  We met on Ravelry.  I'm still a newbie, but based on my repeated appearances I think I'm staying.   Yesterday I took my mom and she had a lot of fun bonding with me in a casual environment.  She really needs it too.

I also have a new and awesome hat made by my friend from down under.  No way under.  She's in Antarctica now. She was still in the states when she made it (so I guess you can say made in America, though technically her base is American "on the ice" but I digress.)

It's so funky and cool and it's purple (lavender) so you know she really had me in mind.  Oh I feel special!

I'm also working on another pattern to be posted shortly.  I do hope many people enjoy my previous post and also would like any feedback so I know I'm on the right track.  I really appreciate even the harshest critique.  Well, as long as you don't make me cry.

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