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« on: January 31, 2007 07:15:55 PM »

I crochet a lot and I can't seem to stay on 1 project! I have sooo many crochet projects and some sewing projects just laying around catching dust! Anyone have any tips on getting rid of crafter ADD?

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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2007 10:35:39 AM »

I have found that if I have a way of logging my ideas for future projects, I can stay on track with the current ones more easily.  In the past, I think that I would start something new otherwise I would run the risk of losing the idea.  Now I have idea books for my crafts.  Then, I focus on one item I'm doing in each type of craft - knitting, sewing, handbag design....that way I have choice - knitting while watching TV or taking when I go visiting, sewing when I have the time to sit down and spend some time.  And last - I don't get feeling guilty...we craft for fun!  Wouldn't it worse to be bored?
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2007 11:01:51 AM »

start with small projects, one's that go quickly. take one unfinished project, put it in your car and take it with you were ever you go. Dr's offices, meetings, places where you have time to kill. and stick to it till its done. have another one that you do while watching TV, or talking on the phone, (in the house). this helps to stave off the boredom & monotony and helps you to finish. you'll feel good when you start to see all the "fires" you've started, slowly be put out. i have added and this definitely helps to get through projects.

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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2007 02:34:25 PM »

ditto what the other posters said!  i tend to start a project because i'm so afraid that i'll forget the idea lol!  anyhow - once i've written it down / sketched it / etc... in a place i know i wont forget, i can focus on what i have going on right then, project wise! Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2007 03:38:59 PM »

I need to have a deadline- one that is absolute- to make sure that i get a project started and finished in my lifetime!

I have a major case of craft ADD- and this site just feeds into my condition!  Cheesy

But, I am working on a tentative plan...I need to get my craft room done so I can actually see EVERYTHING I have and then use it...I will try not to buy any new craft stuff until I have completed projects that I already have (I recently completed a project that I started 30 YEARS AGO as a girl scout!)...

Maybe putting a restriction on your purchases until you finish a project (1 project finished= 1 purchase of a craft item) can help you focus! Hmmm....maybe I should try that!

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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2007 06:25:14 AM »

Make something just for you. I worked on a sweater that took a month of knitting every spare second. And I was thrilled when I got done. Now I just can't figure out what to do next Sad

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