Thursday, February 21, 2019

Finish what you start

That's a phrase that I all too often ignore, especially when it comes to craft projects. I can't even begin to imagine how many projects I have started over the years only to move on to something else. Either I lose interest or mess something up and trash the project.

This is the makings of my most recent project. It's a paper bag journal or album, whichever you want to call it.

It may sit here or I may work on it soon. I started off pretty good with it the other day then lost momentum.

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  1. It is looking beautiful! But it does seem to be a lot of repetitious work...

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    1. yes and repetition usually is the cause of me losing interest

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  2. I like the look of it. I am thinking your lack of ambiton stems from mindset, you are not you old self, Yet. so many pretty things in this photo. i think your creative spirit has to be in the moment. like when i write funny things, i can't just do it, it has to pop in my head, that goes for anything creative.

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  3. This is so pretty - perhaps it's something you will want to work on when/as the mood strikes. ^^

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  4. Oh, I know that problem first hand! I have a bunch of unfinished hand quilts....and I am making a real step at finishing them. I LOVE these bag scrapbooks/journals. They are so cute. I've seen them before in various sizes.

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    1. I've been wanting to try one for a while and I've looked at different tutorials. Worst part is they all do them a little different so it's find something that works for me

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  5. I find the ones on the left enchanting! I have nothing but admiration for you creative, imaginative people. I sigh with envy.

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    1. I'm jut hoping I can get it at least close to completion

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  6. Well...Find that momentum thingy...those are cute!
    hughugs

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  7. Nice papers for this project, I like what I see. I too am like you in the way that I start something and never get to finish cause I kinda get bored with it or whatever. I have three knitting projects on the go and a beautiful card waiting to be finished, which should I do first??? lol I can relate. Sometimes too, something else will pop up and I go oh my lets try that and again it sits. It will get finished but I would rather sooner than later. Too much "stuff" everywhere! Have a glorious day Ann. :)

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    1. Thanks. I was going for a more vintage look and pulled things out of my stash. We'll see how far I get with this

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  8. I can't wait to see the finished product. Very pretty. I know you love your crafts.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. Big hug to you and tons of scritches to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

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    1. Hopefully I'll at least get close to finishing

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  9. Being a craftsy person myself, I know exactly how you feel. Who knows how many projects I've started through the years and not finished. It's the hazard of being artistic, always wanting to create, create, create. Right now I have 'several' crocheted comfort blankets in the works in different colors, so that when I get tired of working in one color, I can switch to another.

    Happy creating and work whenever you feel like it. I've never heard of this type of journal but love the look you've got going.

    FlowerLady

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  10. I think we've all been there. You wouldn't believe ALL my projects that have been trashed over the years.

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    1. I used to have a box full of unfinished projects. I think I went through it and finished a couple and ditched the rest

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  11. You have found some nice illustrations let me know if you need photos of anything

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  12. what are your plans for the finished journal, maybe that's the problem "now I've made it what do I do with (insert whatever)" and "am I going to start using it now?" or "am I making to give away in (insert time)"

    I recently finished a couple of years of an art program, where it wasn't always necessary to complete something, it was more about the process...YOU could use this idea & imagine that is why something ain't done :-)

    As I sorted/tidied up my projects of that time, some definitely were sent off site - either the bin or finished up and sent along the way... but I also finished a few things, and was pleased with the outcome

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    1. Interesting idea. I never thought of it that way. I had no plans for this at all I just sort of decided to give it a try and started

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  13. I'm with Catherine. For me it's the process that counts. And we appreciate your sharing what you've done, finished or not. Thank you!

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  14. I think sometimes the process is more fun that having a completed project

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  15. Ooh I love those vintage cut-outs! I have problems finishing what I start too. Maybe inspiration will hit again.

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    1. I've always had a problem with finishing things. Old habits are hard to break

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  16. I like the looks of it! I love Vintage.

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