For all of you crafters out there

United States
September 22, 2007 4:03pm CST
When you start a large project, do you get bored with it and if so what do you do then? Have you got unfinished projects that you need to get back to? Do you make you gifts for birthdays and holidays or do you buy them? does it depend on the person? How do you get yourself to go back to a project that you have set aside and want to finish? I have a crochet Christmas tree skirt that I started two years ago for my mother-in-law. It is now an unfinished project. It was all granny squares and has to be connected. I do make some of my gifts but I know that my sister-in-law would never accept a handmade gift. if her gift does not come from Younkers or Dillards it is not good enough. I can't answer my own last question because I can't get myself to finish that tree skirt.
5 responses
• United States
21 Oct 11
yes i do tend to get bored rather quickly after i start a large project partly i think it is because i get so busy with other things in my life and when i finally do get some free time i am too tired to do any crafting i have got alot of unfinished projects from knitting to cross stitiching to drawings and paintings i plan on eventually finishing them i just have to find the time first i also suffer from depression so it is hard for me to get myself motivated sometimes
• United States
27 Sep 07
I cannot count the amount of unfinished crafts that I have started. I have some that I have finished. I am making a baby blanket that I am almost finished. The mom to be is due in December. My next project is a shaw that I just got the pattern for a knitting magazine. Here lately I have been forcing myself to finish projects that I start. Which is a good thing.
@Lakota12 (42600)
• United States
23 Sep 07
just have to get into the mood and finish it I thihat you make are the best gifts to get!
@ElicBxn (63232)
• United States
22 Sep 07
My family likes most of my homemade gifts. Heck, make something really fancy & put it in a dillards box! This year I know my bro's girl friend better, I think I can make her something, last year I gave her a gift I had bought. I think my neice is going to like what I made this year, again. I like to work with my hands. I'm considering spa kits again, maybe I can talk the roomie into helpling again.
@theprogamer (10534)
• United States
22 Sep 07
Try to make the time to finish it. Yes I've gotten bored with projects but the mind always gets bored of things via utility/consumption rule. Take a break from it, but don't make excuses to not come back to the project.