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« on: March 17, 2010 10:01:49 PM »

Does anyone else have this problem ? Tons of projects in your head,lists everywhere, project instructions everywhere.But absolutely no motivation to do anything?Any solutions?thanks everyone. Undecided
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2010 11:54:49 PM »

Exactly the same... One reason too; I would need to buy metres of fabrics to get together all the supplies for a dress and a skirt, and it is soo expensive! Especially when you're planning on doing a nice party dress for no apparent (useful) reason but fun...

I've taken baby steps though. I start by doing a small fun project that doesn't take much time and is easy (say felt sushi, a rasterbated image, modpodging a storage box...) and I'm trying slowly to wake up my crafting senses this way  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2010 10:20:46 AM »

I take various approaches with this problem.
1- Organization: I start with a list of the projects I have in mind. Then I divide the list into things that I have all the materials to make that project, and from that list I place in order of priority acording to due dates.
I end up with a few lists: Things I can make with materials I have on hand, Things I can make but need to buy materials,and  Things I want to make someday.

2- If the lists does not push me to start, I look for inspiration to get motivated,  I can use sites like Crafter, ImgFave, or blogs to inspire me.

3- If that does not work I watch a crafty movie, like Amelie. 


Hope this helps!
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2010 09:22:17 PM »

I recently had motivation issues after moving. All of my supplies were in the 'extra' room along with everything else that didn't have a home. I really could have used some craft time but fighting through the boxes and things to get to my supplies was too daunting to consider. Finally I decided to buy a package of Shrinky Dinks for no reason other than I thought they might be fun. Since I did not need more than basic supplies (colored pencils, scissors, a hole punch, ect.) I actually went home and started playing with them just to see what I could do- and started to fight my way back to my supplies to see what I could use, and then I was back to my old self with several projects going at once and crafting like crazy. I just needed something to jump start my interest and once I got started again, starting one (or three  Grin ) new projects didn't seem overwhelming anymore. 
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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2010 05:13:37 PM »

ugh! I know this feeling. I find I can get my motivation back by doing something new: meeting someone new, going to a new place, trying a new food, going  shopping for the new fabrics, clothes, supplies, etc. If that doesn't help I just take a break from it all until the itch comes back.
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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2010 07:38:37 PM »

Us beaders often find that tidying or rearranging our craft stash can be motivational. Sometimes you just need to give yourself a break though, lots of things can really affect your crafting mojo. Trying when you don't feel motivated often ends up in wasted materials or projects you're not at all happy with and that's even worse.
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