Easing myself back into crafting

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Easing myself back into crafting

Postby DingleDel » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:39 am

I am trying to accept that pain will always be part of my life and find ways to distract myself from it. What better way than crafting?

I haven't felt up to lifting boxes and de-cluttering/organising my craft room but my beads were all packed away in boxes downstairs so I have got some of them out, dithered, put them away again, gazed at Pinterest, got bead out, looked at more beads, added loads to online baskets, got beads out again......hopefully someone will understand the process!!! :o

Eventually I did complete an almost finished bracelet I had stored away and made a very simple lava bead bracelet for Chris. Not much but it's a little push in the right direction.
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Re: Easing myself back into crafting

Postby Melis » Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:24 am

Ah yes...the sort, stroke and procrastinate crafting technique. :-? We have all done it but usually it doesn't end in such beautiful creations that you have made.

I'm sorry to hear you are still in so much pain and there doesn't seem to be much anyone can do about it. Hope crafting will take your mind off it a bit. Now I need to see what you have been pinning recently as I haven't checked it out and I seem to be on the same wavelength as you. :lol:

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Re: Easing myself back into crafting

Postby Carolyn » Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:42 pm

Such a shame that you are in pain. distraction has got to be the way to go.

Love both of the pieces.

Make a few summer necklaces (or bracelets) and post them on your FB page - someone might buy, I sold a couple of items to friends, took me by surprise.

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Re: Easing myself back into crafting

Postby Kath » Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:25 pm

So sorry to read about your pain. I hope someone can ease it for you. :(

Your bracelets are lovely. :bow

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Re: Easing myself back into crafting

Postby DingleDel » Mon May 01, 2017 10:20 am

Thank you ladies! :angel: :angel: :angel:

I am hoping that by accepting the pain will help me actually get on with life, I have put so much on hold for 7 years, waiting for answers or remedies that I still haven't really got.

I need to move on if that makes sense! Crafting is one way of doing that but I know from experience I need a reason to craft, if I don't have the motivation, or more of a NEED to make, I simply wont! :o
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Re: Easing myself back into crafting

Postby Aisles » Mon May 01, 2017 10:38 pm

So sorry to hear you are caught in the net of pain and not knowing why or what best to do to alay it. The only thing I can say is keep pushing for answers, while you find ways to work around it.

I understand the taking things out, looking at something else, looking again it's all part of the creative process. The getting started can be frustrating at times.

Nice work thus far and all the best with new ideas on what to make with your stash of beads. :)

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Re: Easing myself back into crafting

Postby DingleDel » Mon May 01, 2017 11:08 pm

Thank you for the support and encouragement. I am trying to make the most of my little creative window of time before my mojo runs and hides again.

I have struggled today but managed to complete another bracelet. It was hard going on my hands and my back but I was determined to get it complete.

The colours aren't "me" but it was good to try something different from my normal comfort zone palette! LOL
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Re: Easing myself back into crafting

Postby Aisles » Tue May 02, 2017 7:03 pm

Well done they've turned out great :)

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Re: Easing myself back into crafting

Postby Kath » Tue May 02, 2017 10:58 pm

Fabulous. Your mojo has returned. Are you going to sell them? You should get a good price. :bow

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Re: Easing myself back into crafting

Postby Carolyn » Tue May 02, 2017 11:34 pm

they are lovely, stick them on facebook, I will share them and sure others will you never know.

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Re: Easing myself back into crafting

Postby DingleDel » Tue May 09, 2017 12:03 pm

I have made a few more simple bracelets but I am not feeling very inspired at the moment and struggling to stay motivated. Just got back from Physio/Pilates and I am feeling really blurgh and lightheaded. :roll:
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Re: Easing myself back into crafting

Postby Carolyn » Wed May 10, 2017 6:24 pm

they are nice, very boho - is that what they say - very fashionable


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