Unusually for me, this week I lost my crafty mojo. There’s a few things I could site as disrupting my energy flow, and I have taken note. But even when you know why, although I believe you can work on it, you can’t necessarily click your creativity switch straight back on.
I knew some of my hiatus was down to having so many ideas buzzing in my head I couldn’t settle to just one. So I made a list, but even that didn’t stop me phaffing and procrastinating. Finally on Wednesday I sat down to do some needle felting and realised my plans called for brown and grey roving. Despite having dyed a heap of roving a couple of weeks ago. I hadn’t dyed any brown or grey.
I couldn’t face getting my dyes out – not that it would have taken long, so I had a go at making some wet felted beads – I’ve never wet felted before and my enthusiasm for that lasted about ten seconds. I hung on in there long enough to make 7 beads…
Thursday I decided to get my sewing machine out, but I realised the remnant of ticking I wanted to use had some sort of treatment on it, so I needed to wash it.
On Friday, while my ticking was still drying, I decided to make some cushion covers. Surely that wasn’t beyond me. But just as I’d cut the first one out, I realised that fabric too would have some sort of treatment on it. If I didn’t wash it first, I wouldn’t be able to chuck my cushion covers in the washing machine when needed.
I began to wonder if it was my brain rather than my mojo I’d lost, but this morning I woke up feeling more perky. Having made my first cup of tea, I put on a pan of roving to dye grey. There was a wee near disaster when I mistook the red dye for the black – yes maybe my brain has gone AWOL – but I quickly scooped most of it out and chucked some black on top of the grey.
Even my knitting hasn’t flowed, but I did finish the main knitting on my cable sweater – just the sewing up and the neck ribbing to do now.
So that was my week of almost non-existent creativity. Hope yours was better.