Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Prep work

I wanted to make my crafting easier to do, to come up with a more streamlined process. A process? The idea struck me that I had never thought of my crafting as a process before. I let it percolate in my mind as I finished my math calculations and drew up a project sheet on the computer. Then I went over to my work area and fiddled around with the layout a bit, and thought some more about what I was planning on doing. Took a break and made some punch to take out onto the balcony to sit with my husband and kitty, who were enjoying the hot sweltering sun in the late afternoon. (Ugh it’s hot this summer! Droughts and fires and heat and mugginess everywhere!)

her daddy blog

Can you see her? Same pose even! Too cute.

Anyway- back to the topic. I realized I was starting to think of my crafting as “my work”. It’s what I do to pass the time, to take my mind off the pain, to make my life make more sense. but can I do my crafts on a more professional capacity? I am afraid it will take the magick out of it if I try to up the volume of my output. Christmas crafting – my busiest time of year, and the craziest!- gets pretty wild, could I do that on a regular basis throughout the year?

So this week I am paying more attention to what I do, and how I do it. Writing down my process, coming up with a basic plan. I have no idea where this latest scheme will take me- or if indeed it will go anywhere realistic. But sometimes, you just have to take a leap of faith…


  1. I've just discovered your lovely blog, and am now following! So nice to "meet" you! ♥ I know what you mean...I just have to create when I'm inspired...:)

    1. So nice to meet you too! Thanks for joining us :)

  2. I know what you mean when you say that you worry about losing the magic...unfortunately, I don't have any answers either.

    Good luck with thinking and processing!

    1. Lol- sometimes it's not the answers we look for, but just an airing of thoughts that allow us to break free of our crafters-and writers- block. As soon as I wrote this post I had like, 4 different ideas to work on at the sewing table! Thank you sooo much for sharing this space with me Joanna!