Saturday, November 08, 2008

Feeling Crafty

For the past week I just keep having this feeling that I want to do something crafty.

I hate to admit it, but I have neglected my crafts for over a year now. My scrapbooks are so far behind that I am overwhelmed with were to start. And since I haven't done anything with them lately, I have no idea as to what supplies I have and what supplies I need to get. Yesterday I went into the closet that has all my stuff stored and just looked around at all the piles I have, then I turned around and just walked away. Getting started just seems like such a huge task right now. Feeling very frustrated about this. At this rate Hannah will have a 2nd grader of her own before I am able to complete her baby scrapbook!

1 comment:

Roxanne said...

I know it can be overwhelming! It certainly is for me, and no, I'm not done with Alex's baby book yet.

Power Palettes are saving me right now. Once I pick the theme for the year, I don't have to worry about coordinating papers or stickers, because that's already done for me. I know you probably have a considerable stash of mismatched papers and stickers that you are reluctant to part with, but I still recommend trying a Power Palette. Just pick one for this year, then start working on your album. You'll be amazed at how quickly it will all go together. I was skeptical at first, too. But I finished six pages in my album in less than an hour, and it looked like it took me all day!

No matter what, just take baby steps. Don't let it overwhelm you, because you'll never get anything done. Tell yourself that you're going to do one page a day until Thanksgiving. Just one per day, and only until Thanksgiving. We call it an album due date. Having a goal and a definite end to your project is a great way to get started. After all, if you think about it, you'll never be done with your albums, because you'll constantly add more pictures as you go through life. And that can overwhelm anyone!