My recovery is going well, I can move around easily and do pretty much everything for myself, so long as I don't have to do it for a long period of time. This week I have been trying to get into a bit of a routine, which hasn't really worked so far! My aim is to do three half hour blocks of 'work' each day and at least one hour of crafting. 'Work' will be things like household jobs, unpacking the last few boxes in the study/spare/junk room, filing, tidying and arranging the craft room, gardening etc etc. Today I did two loads of washing and watered the garden in the evening. Two blocks of 'work' is better than the none I did yesterday right?
In the crafting department however it is even more dismal. I haven't done anything since Sunday's Brown Owls meeting. The pink granny blanket has begun to take shape, the first row is joined! I should be inspired by nearing the end of that, but I'm not really. So today I went hunting for some Christmas inspiration to get my mojo back. I got that ever so hard to resist $40 off when you spend $100 voucher in the mail from Spotlight and so I've been making a list of things to buy tomorrow when I tell Dad he is taking me to Spotlight after my hospital appointment. Lucky Dad spending father daughter time in a craft shop! (I'm not allowed to drive yet)
This year at the top of my list is a wreath to hang on the front door. I really want a wreath. And I'm not paying $60 for one. I'm sure I can make one for much less.
Of course, then there is the decision of what type to make. I like all of these, particularly the button one (middle left) which I've had saved in my inspiration folder since last November. I also like the idea of a natural one similar to the top left but with ribbons, trim and bells. And I'd probably need to buy a base for that because I have no idea how to make one. The cookie cutter star wreath is just adorable but it would get lost hanging on the fly wire door. Don't wreaths look so much nicer on a nice wooden door than on fly wire? And the gingerbread one is great but very impractical in summer, unless I made it just for the day? Decisions can be so hard!
What Christmassy thing is at the top of your list to make this year?