It was another one of those things that seemed like such a good idea at the time. I figured I could take a bunch of bits of fabric and old clothes that were beyond repair, and turn them into something useful!
|See how sweet and innocent it looked at the beginning?|
It was frugal, it was green, I mean it was the perfect win-win, wasn't it?
OY! When am I gonna learn this lesson? I mean seriously, my house is littered with half finished projects that I lept into with great enthusiasm and very quickly burnt out on once reality set in.
Perhaps I'm too ambitious at the outset, or maybe I just don't have the "crafty" gene, because inevitably these sorts of projects just turn into another nagging obligation that just eats at my consciousness, and clutters my home.
Seriously, it wasn't even the desire to have the thing finished that finally got me off my butt to deal with it. It was the desire to reclaim the cabinet space where all the fabric scraps were lurking that finally won out.
And, this is nothing compared to the mountains of clutter that earlier stages of this project entailed. Back when I was still all gung ho, it became evident quite quickly that I would need a LOT more scraps of fabric than I had in order to make a rug of any meaningful size.
So I put a "wanted" post on FreeCycle, and within a few days, this is what my living room looked like.
Lordy! NEVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!
I still can't figure out how a fun little project turns into something that takes over my house and my life and pushes me very close to the edge of insanity! But it seems to happen over, and over, and OVER.
So whatever the reason, I just have to be firmer with myself and refrain from jumping into this sort of disaster in the future!
So, the next time I decide that I'm gonna get all crafty, will someone please just shoot me?
Better yet, just remind me of this little episode. I'm sorta picturing the twins from the movie "The Shining" only instead of "REDRUM" they're gonna be chanting "RAG RUG!"
Now! I'm gonna go clean out that cabinet and enjoy having an uncluttered shelf that isn't constantly nagging at me to deal with it.
So how about you? Does anybody else out there have trouble finishing craft projects? How do you keep them from taking over your life?