I have a big creative project that I’m itching to get started on. It’s something that I’ve been pondering and processing in the the back of my mind for a long, long time now. Something I should have started years ago. Now I’m finally ready to give it a proper go and make things happen… but I can’t. Because I’m waiting for supplies and the mail seems to be taking an incredibly long time. Every morning for the last week I have eagerly trotted down to the post office and unlocked our PO box, hoping to be greeted by a little pile of parcels, only to discover… absolutely nothing. It seems a watched mailbox is never filled. And it’s driving me slightly insane!
In the meantime I’ve been pottering about with other things, dabbling with this and that, trying to satisfy the urge to create. I made this little hoop out of vintage bits and bobs and planned to make a few more so I could create a lovely cluster of hoops on a wall somewhere, but then I just couldn’t get motivated to make more hoops. So for now the “do small things with great love” hoop sits all alone next to a cluttered pile of books on our mantlepiece. I pulled out the sewing machine and altered a thrifted muumuu style dress, to turn it into a little frock with an elastic waistband like this one and this one, but decided it wasn’t nearly as cute in real life as I had imagined it might be. I half heartedly started some granny squares only to abandon them half an hour later… I really want to be making things but I can’t commit to any of these projects because they simply aren’t the right ones for right now. Have you ever felt like that?
Reubs and I are going to start painting our walls this weekend. Up until this week it has been far too hot to even contemplate renovating projects, but the temperature has finally dropped enough for us to get back into things. Hopefully painting will distract my restless little brain for a while. And in the meantime maybe, just maybe, my much anticipated supplies will arrive.
Have you been working on anything crafty lately? I’d love to hear about your creative projects. I find people making stuff so inspiring!
PS A few people have asked about making my guilt free chocolate mug cake in the oven, rather than the microwave, so I gave it go and happily it worked! I’ve added a little update to my original post with the details.
PPS The 20% off “houseofhumble” discount code for Shadow Moon Creations expires tomorrow.