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  • Lost my crafting get up and go

    I have a jumper on the needles half done for my son some socks I started and pulled out.

    I got a set of hat blocks for my birthday they are sitting in the box unused.

    I have made 2 a few customer fasinators but 1 I had a total mental block on and had to call my mam to finish it

    I'm doing a fasinator for a friend now but honestly I don't know what has happened to me oh its not helped by the fact my son decided to ruin a nearly finished hat yesterday by jumping on my bed

    Does anyone else get massive blocks like this?
    My hats can be seen in my album

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    Yeah, it happens to us all.

    Put your feet up with a glass of wine (maybe in the afternoon though, it's a bit early for the drink just now!) or a cup of tea, pick up your favourite craft magazine and eat a packet of biscuits............ works for me every time, minus the biscuits I have the sugar diabetes
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Pebbles View Post
      Yeah, it happens to us all.

      Put your feet up with a glass of wine (maybe in the afternoon though, it's a bit early for the drink just now!) or a cup of tea, pick up your favourite craft magazine and eat a packet of biscuits............ works for me every time, minus the biscuits I have the sugar diabetes

      I wish I'm on a starvation diet to night out this week and my dresses won't zip up this block has been going on since January on and off. I did knit my son a EVE as he is Wall-e mad but that is about it, it was my first time at making a pattern as well
      My hats can be seen in my album

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      • #4
        I think this happens to as all, so you are not alone! Sometimes these blocks last for months and other times it may only be a day or two. I'm slowly starting to go with the flow and accept that there are times when I should just back away from my craft desk and find something else to do instead! Don't worry, you will get your "Ooomph" back!

        I do sympathise with you having a little one jumping around near your stuff. Every time my four come anywhere near me whilst I'm working I start squawking at them not to touch anything and my stress levels rocket at the thought of them putting a greasy finger on anything!

        Starvation doesn't help either! You need to feed your brain. You need cream cakes and choccy biccies (and a new dress)!
        Natalie
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        • #5
          I haven't made any cards for weeks due to the school holidays and being too busy with my day job. I like to spread out and work at the dining room table and it's virtually impossible with 3 kids bouncing around, asking questions and wanting to join in. I then end up helping with theirs instead. Mind you, in a few years I could have a production line going!
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          • #6
            I think we all get this from time to time, I agree I just back off now and do not force the issue, as this makes me less inclined. I spend time just sitting and going through all my scrapbooks (I take pictures, colour combinations, ideas in fact anything I like the look of, out of magazines and collect) they offer good inspiration when my creativity is running on low. Go for a walk this can also help, clear your head and be enjoyable whllst thinking about new projects.

            Start a brand new project, something you have never done before, however, small this can also get you back on track.

            Just chill

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            • #7
              Your're definitely not on your own with this - it happens to me too. I find the only thing that works for me is to get as far away from my craft shed and computer as I can - the best thing I have found is we take our dogs to the beach for the day ( north east coast ) - i love to look out to sea it really clears my mind. When I get back I'm raring to get to work. Works every time.
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              • #8
                The long school holiday doesn't help. I find when I get a block its best for me to make a few tried and tested simple pieces of jewellery so that at least I am adding to my stock. Otherwise as others have suggested try flicking through fashion mags or go to the library and have a look there for inspiration. I am sure it will all come back to you soon.
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                • #9
                  Hi Manda - hope you get your get up and go back soon. As the others have said, we all suffer like that from time to time and I suppose we each have our own solutions. Cakes and wine sounds good to me!!!!!!!! Good luck.
                  Cynthia
                  http://iforjonesdesigns.website.orange.co.uk

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                  • #10
                    yes i can feel one coming up myself, i think its because i've been soo busy over the summer months, ready for a break.

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                    • #11
                      I don't have half projects around as much as i used to. Although i do know that i have got a few kits of Cross stitch still unfinished but not really into that at the mo.

                      I think with cards you make them as you need them all the time and very rare you don't finish them off. Having saying that though i have had to make a couple of 'with sympathy' cards today as a very close friend of the family died last night - not easy to make best of times - and i have done them - will post them on here when i get the hang of posting pics - but havent done the verses inside i am stuck on that side of things. Perhaps after a good night's sleep it may help?

                      Catch you later

                      Christine
                      www.coshamcraftyclub.co.uk
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                      • #12
                        Sometimes I'm flooded with ideas and dont have enough time to do them all so I've learnt to write them down and keep them for a time when my mojo goes AWOL ! Quite often I have several projects on the go too and find that I swap from one to another depending on which I fancy doing that day !
                        Mel

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                        • #13
                          If I'm a bit stuck for inspiration I go and buy some beads!! Then I can't wait to get them home and spread them all out and start playing! Silly really but I find it really helps. We have just got back from Cornwall and as soon as I'm sorted I'm getting my new beads that I bought there out to play! I also bought a 'slice' of agate which I'm hoping hubby can drill a hole in to make a pendant, anyone done this? Selina

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Selina View Post
                            I also bought a 'slice' of agate which I'm hoping hubby can drill a hole in to make a pendant, anyone done this? Selina
                            Agate slices drill quite easily. You need to use a diamond burr or diamond shank drill bit (you can get them from B&Q), drill on a slow speed and keep it wet and don't go straight through from one side to the other - drill from both sides to (hopefully) meet in the middle as this will prevent the slice from shattering. Hope this helps.
                            Auntynet

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                            • #15
                              Do you need to put a bit of tape on before drilling, like you do on a tile, or is it safe to drill direct onto the slice?
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