Saturday, 3 September 2011

My inspirational motivation of the week

It's been so long since I've had the chance to do anything for myself just for the fun of doing anything crafty at all that this past week I've gone a bit mad. Like any good crafter I have boxes full of things that have been collected over the years, hoarded with the knowledge that some day you'll use it, followed by the realisation that you have no idea when that will be and having to politely tell your beloved that 'no, we can't throw it out, I might need it one day'. Every once in while I try to arrange, tidy, and in some cases take stock of all the items I have in storage, only to get bored. At that point I usually go 'I completely forgot I had this, I have to do something with it now...', and of course tidy up gets forgotten as I try to pursue crafty dreams.

Whilst these moments of lucidity help me remember what I have in boxes under the stairs I think it is safe to state I still have moments of complete crafters block. And I don't care what anyone says, you have to admit when you're finishing of the place card of the same design for the 50th time, there are moments when you ask yourself why you insist on carrying on.

But we know its because of the love, and the joy of seeing other people appreciate the effort you've put into that one project.

I am waiting for paint to dry before I take the photos, but I thought I would post some pictures of what has inspired me these last two week to get crafting again. The inspiration is often better than anything I can make, and thus it deserves a post all on its own. Many of these photos were taken on my honeymoon, the rest on random days out.

The McDonald's thing made me laugh. I saw it in the Weather-spoons in Woolwich (which was unfortunately burnt down during the riots), but it just goes to show that inspiration can come from anywhere. So, just in case, take a camera of some form everywhere, because you might find something that will help you out of your mental block one day.


  1. ah, yes, it's all too easy to forget the things that inspire us, that'feed' us and keep our imaginations going. A lovely reminder. Thank you for your comment on my blog yesterday - Monday Makers are very friendly!

  2. Lovely pictures.I am the same, i collect things that i just know i can use for crafts at a later stage but have not managed to find anything to make with them yet!