Monday, November 15, 2010

Crafting A.D.D.- This has got to stop

Please tell me I'm not the only one with this issue!  I have serious crafting A.D.D.   For some reason, I have so many projects on my plate right now and instead of finishing them, I keep thinking of new things I want to do and try.

Okay, so here's the current "To-do" list:
  1. Hack my Ikea end tables- I have 4 cheap Lack style tables that I want to put my own twist on.
  2. Sew Christmas flannel pj pants- Personal tradition, I buy a new pair every year to wear on Christmas morning, for some unknown reason I thought, in the midst of everything else I have going on, I'd make a pair, rather than buying them for say $10 at Target.  I really am a glutton for punishment.
  3. Sew quilted tote- There was a pattern sale, I had no intention of making one, now I have the pattern so the next logical thing is to make the tote...
  4. Finish decorating powder room- this involves painting the vanity, framing out the mirror, installing a new vanity light, etc.
  5. Finish decorating dining room - partially done, have to fix the wall where I had to change the mirror hanger position, need new sconces, a vase and some reeds to which I plan to add mini lights.
  6. Make Christmas cards- I've hand-crafted cards for the last, I dunno, 4-5 years, not sure if I should accept defeat and just buy them this year or keep the tradition alive and get back to papercrafts.
  7. Decorate for Christmas- I have absolutely no holiday decor.  Part of me is thinking to get the bare essentials to make it through this year and then stock up after the season when everything is discounted.

So, what are you tips for conquering crafting A.D.D?  Or am I doomed?  I'm thinking of "forcing" myself to pick one project and finish it, just to start.  I just hate the thought of "forcing" though, shouldn't crafting be more natural?  I think having so much to do is just overwhelming me and instead of tackling it, I avoid it.

Maybe I should take a day or two off of work and get to it! 

1 comment:

Sunita Patel said...


I think I have the same feeling as well. I can never finish what i am working on because I tend to get bored of what I am doing easily. Or while I am working on a design or a gift basket I have plenty of new ideas popping through my head that I want to try and never get around to my original planned out idea, which then takes forever to finish.

I thought it was just me, good thing i am not alone. It is just so hard to figure out what I want to do in projects or as hand crafts because I want to do so many different things.

I love your painting and vinyl idea. It looks awesome!