5.02.2012

Too Many Projects


{pins as markers for eyebrow, eye, nose and mouth placement}


I have a problem starting too many projects at once. I see something on a blog or Pinterest and I feel an uncontrollable urge to run out and buy supplies immediately. 

Let's see...

- When Rae came out with her Toddler Backpack pattern I totally bought all the fixins'. That was two years ago and I have yet to make ONE backpack let alone the three backpacks I bought fabric for.

- I started two tops for the Spring Top Challenge... last year! Didn't even manage to make them THIS year.

- Last Spring I decided to refinish our dining room table and bought the stripper, sand paper, and stain. Maybe this Spring I'll do it.

- While planning on refinishing the table I bought oodles of fabric to make the kids personalized placemats so the table wouldn't get ruined again.

- I bought a giant piece of wood  for a ruler size chart. It's been sitting in my front hallway for a few months.  I bought the number decals ages ago. 

- Oh and we can't forget the baby blanket I was supposed to knit for Vinny before he was born! I did buy about $80.00 in yarn for that.

There are many more. It's sad. I'm bringing this up because the last thing I need to do right now is get into doll making. I don't even have a daughter that plays with dolls. The logical thing to say would be "then sell them!" Um, seriously, doll making is like 200 times more difficult than any of the garment sewing I do. I have mucho respect for people who make gorgeous dolls like these.


10 comments:

meaghan said...

sounds just like me, 10 hakf kintted projects, fabrics for a million things that I just can't seem to find the time for & then I see something new & I have to buy it, knowing full well that it to will sit in the cupboard for all eternity! I am due to have another baby in 1 & 1/2 weeks & yet to finish her blanket. My que in ravelry is huge & I have not made one thing on my pinterest boards! So don't feel bad, it is the way for us creative types!

Courtney said...

I totally relate! I guess I just love buying stuff more than making. I still go into my fabric stash & think, "oh, can't use that, I bought those 3 yards for a Socialite Dress, or that, that's for my 241 tote" I wish it ended with fabric, but I have plenty of never started projects across all crafty/home dec & even cooking projects! Your doll is really impressive by the way! I hope you get it finished!

Katie said...

I totally know how you feel. Starting a new project is always the best part for me - deciding what I'm going to try to make then picking out the supplies - nirvana! I think I'm sitting on quite a fortune in yarn and fabric because of that.

Camille said...

I've made one doll and I wouldn't sell her for less than $500 for the time and cursing I put into her.

Nancy said...

Just from the photo of your doll so far, it looks fabulous, especially all the time you've been taking at mastering your own pattern for her.
I so can relate to you, I'm such a procrastinator and I think now I can confess that I'm addicted to the internet, I'm either reading everyone elses blogs or on pinterest - feeling quite inspired but not necessarily spending the hours needed at my sewing machine to accomplish all that I've been inspired over.

Inder-ific said...

Yeah, I still haven't finished the quilt I intended for Joe's SECOND birthday (he turns three tomorrow), and I have another sandwiched quilt in my pile I haven't even started quilting, and then there's the two decades of stash, most of which I've forgotten what I intended to with, if I ever had any intent ...

Personally, I deal with all of this using my favorite coping mechanism: Denial. And my other favorite coping mechanism: Starting a new project.

small + friendly said...

Your doll is looking so great! I feel you on unfinished projects. My kitchen still has swatches of paint all over even though I chose and bought the paint months ago. I'm coming up on my 4th wedding anniversary and still haven't done the album, the list goes on and on. I've decided it's better to have too much creatitivity than a lack of it and I think half finish (or purchased but not started) projects just comes with the territory, Wishing you luck with that list!

elliemoon said...

story. of. my. life. :)

Meg said...

All I can say is I totally relate. I would like to think I am getting better, but it is a slow process. ;0)

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