I have set a few goals for this year:
First and foremost, I want to stop buying things at the thrift store. Secondly, I want to stop buying things I don’t need. Finally, I want to create with a purpose.
In the past two years I got caught up in the “I saw the greatest thing on ‘so and so’s blog’ and I want to make one” scenario! I made apothecary jars from candlesticks and jars, I covered benches in burlap coffee bags and I made seasonal banners. I spray painted just about everything possible in Heirloom White.
I painted numerous pieces of furniture to sell or give away. I tried chalkboard paint, glazing and marbling. I made scrap fabric flowers, made scarves from t-shirts and designed fabric jewelry. I made glass art for the garden, planted flowers that I don’t even know how to take care of and made garden markers from silverware.
I made pillows that didn’t match my decor, altered clothing that I never wore and made a few necklaces that are not my style. I bought fabric without a purpose, bought chairs I didn’t need and bought some bowls that I will never use. I made everything possible out of drop cloths and burlap.
I made gift boxes when I had no gift that needed one, I made gifts when I didn’t need to give one and I gave away too many things that I should never have bought. I pinned too many ideas and recipes - most that I will never attempt to make!
I am afraid that I have BLOGGING OCD and CRAFTING ADDICTION - something must change!
I actually have caught myself browsing through thrift stores or garage sales thinking “Mamie Jane would love this” OR “Okio B would do wonders with this” OR “Sweet Nothings has been looking for one of these” - - CRAZY, HUH?
So, I resolve to THINK before I buy. And to create with a PURPOSE.
And if that doesn’t work, I will need Blogging Therapy! Does anybody out there have the same problem - or is it just me? Do you know of a good Blog Therapist?