Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Creative Countdown

I am SOOOO ready to be done making things that I feel I NEED to make, so that I can start making things that I really WANT to make again. Don't get me wrong....I LOVE what I do, but I seem to be in this rut of making things that I think I should be making rather than the things I love to make. I am counting the days.....

Right now I am making some Christmas ornaments I really don't feel like making. It's just a silly little mouse in a walnut shell. It's darling, but it's tiny and it's hard to work with and I am really just don't feel like making them at all. Therefore, I'm not going to!

Wow! I feel better already. Liberation is awesome!

I bought some great fabric to make wine bags and that is what I really want to be making right now....but I can't because I need a wine bottle to make the pattern. Irv is picking some up for me from Michael and Bern tomorrow. Then I can start those. I would like to make about eight of them for the upcoming show.

The holiday coasters are drying, and the cork is cut. I'll put them together in a couple of days and they will be ready to go too. I have fabric to make a few holiday aprons.......that is on the list for this weekend.

I have totally neglected my shops since spring, and I have a ton of work to do this winter with both FourDogDay and MyOtherShop. I am so off track since deciding to do craft shows that I am actually looking forward to cleaning up and reworking my shops. Throwing around some ideas....just not sure what direction to go.

Do you have any special plans for your etsy shop if you have one? Any creative ideas you just can't wait to get started on? Please share.


artsyclay said...

I know what you mean. I have 2 shows coming up and keep thinking up things I "should" do (like make several each of the ones that have sold well in the past). Ugh, boring. I make sure to take at least a little break every now and then and do something new, different and fun!

Cathryn said...

I don't have an Etsy shop, but I do have some ideas that I can't wait to get started on. One is a rosary for my elderly neighbor and the other is a special necklace made from M.E.'s (beetreebyme) butterfly fairy. Then there's this special necklace set I want to make for my baby sister this year. However, I'm stuck paper-grading mode and am unable to do much else!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Tis the season. Hang in there.

Angela said...

Tomorrow is a 90% chance of rain and my day off! That is the perfect combination for creating!

I want to make more ornaments, some bulletin boards, and a collage...but I have to finish the Vampire books first...they are sucking the life out of me!

Lanyardlady said...

No new ideas for me, just more lanyards. I'm in a creative rut right now though, and sales are slow, so I'm having trouble getting motivated. The wine bags are a god idea.

Lanyardlady said...

....or a good idea, however you look at it!

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