Wednesday, March 7, 2007

The UFP truth!

I must confess. I left a bogus comment over at Jenn Maruska's blog, its one of my favorite craft blogs that I found via the Esty forums. So today in an attempt to run away from my children for a bit I went through my news reader. On Jenn's blog she asked this question...

"If you are in the middle of a creative project ~ leave me a comment! I'd love to hear what you're up to! So here was my LIE, I didn't mean it really. I am just delusional!

Hello, the other day I was frantically looking for a pattern. I had been looking for it for days. So I tore into my shelves, baskets and piles I found out that I have a problem…I live in the land of UFP. That is UnFinished Project Land. I counted 8 unfinished Tote bags, 9 unfinished children’s aprons, 3 unfinished Oilcloth aprons, 1 oilcloth Market tote that only need to be topstitched. And lets not mention the new spring handbags, which lie there halfway constructed. I refuse to count them!

Here is real state of my

Land of UnFinshed Projects

  • a huge stack of button flowers
  • about 15 oilcloth wallets half cut out
  • 3 Market Totes, one only needing to be top stitched. (shameful)
  • 3, no 4 Oilcloth aprons
  • 57 fun fabric glass magnets (promo)
  • 4 stuffies-lovies
  • 7 new spring handbags
  • 10 half apron cut out in December
  • 9 children's aprons half complete
  • 8 totes that need linings.
  • way too many little girl kerchiefs!
  • 1 fabulous necklace that I already made once and it totally feel apart when I put it on... that is why I sew!
  • untold numbers of silky scarves, I am not opening that bin! you can't make me
  • 1 yoga bag I was making for myself but I don't do yoga so that one doesn't count!

And to top it all off THE DARN PATTERN was right were it should have been. URG!

Alright... glass a half full, I organized my fabrics. Aren't they pretty! And I also put my patterns in order I even made little dividers to separate them in categories. It's not glamorous but it's a start!

I love a productive freak out!

I guess I should consider this a head start on the spring and summer shows and markets and not a really big problem. In this case I still have over a month to get things wrapped up...hee hee hee. Yeah, right.


Becca said...

I don't live in UFP but I sure do dump a lot of stuff there. I haven't counted all my UFPs but I know I have a wristlet listed in my shop that I haven't actually made. It's cut out, though. Great post!

Kelly McCants said...

today the kids were in classes with out me, I was able to make one splat mat (not even on the list) and I finished 31 of my magnets! yahoo!

Jenn Maruska said...

I'm so relieved that I'm not the only one with many "irons in the fire" as they say! I read in a book about women and creativity that most women tend to be very, very good at starting creative projects and the challenge is finishing them. I agree. I find it frustrating when I have just started a project and I'm already thinking about what I could do next! Do you do that?

: ) Love your blog! Jenn

Kelly McCants said...

That is the story of my life...Already thinking of the next project. I used to say that I could only do two hour projects. that was before the ADHD craze hum maybe????

: ) Kelly