Wednesday, 7 September 2011

WOYWW - gosh someone got out the wrong side this morning

Hello everyone.

I am having a grumps day, do you get those? I'm sure it will all pass soon.(post holiday blues? we had a nice time in Scotland last week catching up with family) .    Timothy and I are home alone for a week and a half (with a days respite in the middle).  Motivation for everything has hit a low point. I really must get round to the washing up, and sorting the garden and up the stairs looks like a bomb has gone off.  Then that depressing moment where you have been doing everything right - your calories are under control, you've exercised and for no sensible reason you are heavier this morning than last night (oh I know there are lots of splendid explanations from water retention due to periods, muscle gain - don't weight yourself everyday - its Wii fits fault it says I should take the body test everyday - why I should listen to it when I ignore rational people I don't know.....) still it puts a gloom over everything.  There is a part of me that thinks if I just do some every day then there will be plenty of time to do the things I want to do - but then I forget I have a child who is being incredibly demanding at the moment - which is OK he is allowed to be he is only wee after all. But golly it is draining on energy.  Then the internet thing - does anyone else lose time (I mean masses of it - like hours in one go because you start looking for something - in this case material and then the next thing you know it is dinner time and you have done nada?

So crafting - I have a plan - bags, I got a book and the fabric is one the way I also want to have a go at clothes but figure bags are one up form cushion covers (my only previous sewing experience) and therefore a good interim stop.  Also will make excellent christmas gifts when they turn out all splendid (see optimism appearing already!).  I'm sure I could be getting on with papercrafting projects but every evening by the time I get the boy down I am ready to curl up myself.  Then there is the worrying - someone is interested in the flat and wants to go back and look again - but knowing our luck it will be one time to many the evil neighbour will appear and we will still have that bloody flat for ever and ever.

Right so creativity at the moment nil - there were days when I happily crafted away these are from last year for a competition entry that went no-where - I liked them though - Cosmo Cricket.


Ok no promises next week - but who knows the flat may be on its way to someone else, I may be lighter still and I might just have made my first bag...............

So press the WOYWW button and head on over to The Stamping Ground - most people are no where near as grumpy promise.......



17 comments:

jill said...

I hope your mood gets better & you do get to sell your flat so fingers crossed for you.
Good luck with your sewing

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Making bags is the best fun, they're comparatively simple but look great. They're my favourite thing to make by far! Hope yours are successful too!! x

Annie said...

Good luck with the sewing machine. Shout if you need help/advise. Starting off with bags sounds a brilliant idea :-) Have fun.
A x

The Crafty Elf said...

I think we all have those days where are moods are less than stellar!!! Your mood will change and you will begin with all the fun stuff again. Sounds like you just need a lift of sorts. Good luck selling the flat...it will work itself out...stay positive ;) Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. You were asking about Michaels. Michaels here is a super large craft store and is located throughout both Canada and the US. It's nice to get deals and that's usually when I do my purchasing! Thanks for the visit and enjoy your day!

Spyder said...

Well, if you stay in those Hotels where the seven dwarfs stay, you would be grumpy because on the advert on the telly the voice over-man sez, 'Wake Up Happy'....and if I was Happy, I'd probably thump Grumpy and Sneezy...free Stamp for mag PaperCraft Essentials issue 72 it sez it's worth £6,99! and it has little words as well. Nice cards, keep Happy, (no body wants him!)
have a great WOYWW ((Lyn))

S said...

What cute Cosmo Cricket cards! And I hope your day turns around - sometimes those that start off wonky end up wonderful!

Dandelion and Daisy said...

I have a theory that it is alright to be down and feel a little sorry for yourself....'cause NO ONE else is going to do it for you. So enjoy the bad moods, as well as, the good ones. This too will pass!

Sam said...

I am with you on the internet thing - I can lose hours on there somehow - just 5 mins turn into hours!!
Don't do the wii test every day - twice a week is plenty and keep to the same time e.g. just after you get up (having had a wee first! It can make a difference)!
Those cards are cute. If it isnt raining go for a walk in a wood and kick the leaves - always makes me smile!!

Jingle said...

These are really cute!

Bugged Designs said...

Hiya, pretty much with you on all the above. Here I am just popping on the web to check a couple of desks and emails, cut to 2 hours later lost in a world of desks, pinterest, oh I'll just have a look at that blog too... And once again nothing crafted, house (erm, just call Kim and Aggie for me please) and now that the kids are off to bed I'm ready to curl up too - oh well, there's always tomorrow eh, or next week. Hope you are feeling a bit brighter tomorrow. Lovely cards, I particularly like the pink tree one.

Sunshine Girl said...

Yes we can all have bad days particularly after a holiday and we get back to reality - just go with it though (sometimes I quite enjoy being grumpy for a day - the mad person that I am!) - today is another day so get out some crafty bits, ignore the mess and make something fabulous.

Neil said...

Hi there, bit of flying visit from me today but just wanted to pop in and say Hi. Thanks for sharing your little corner of the world with us this week. Hope your creative journey this week is a good one!

Twiglet said...

I found that if I made myself do 20 minutes crafting a day it sort of grew and stretched itself into longer with me even trying!! Now I flit from knitting to sewing to anything else that I fancy doing - I never get stuck in a rut. Give it a go. x Jo

Doone said...

Hello indeterminately blue ish person,

the horropause causes reckless weight gain with no regard for scantness of calorie intake, and exercise brings on the hot flushes like no bodies business, and add in the desire to kill without due regard for innocent until proven guilty,

so I can understand the sense of futility regarding control over ones body shape, and state of mind,

I can also tell you this though, after i have made something beautiful I worry less about what I look like and take pride in what I can produce...

and my family laugh at me when I start to take myself any amount of a tiny bit seriously...

hang in there, good times are coming...

dxxx

Julia Dunnit said...

Press on gal - you will feel better - it just feels like there's a lot to do...and I agree, however tempting, ignore Wii and don't weigh yourself every day..it's not a good start! Your blog design is gorgeously seasonal!

Carmen said...

I'm with you on he internet time suck, the weight loss/gain/throw something at the wii feeling. And also the feeling blue and unable to get back in the loop. Yep, yep, yep.

Everything crossed for your sale.

SueH said...

I hope that your crafting mojo has returned since you posted on Wednesday.
Mind you I know just how you feel. I always find it a struggle to get started on things but once I get going, time flies and before I know where I am it’s time to pack up. The computer is a real distraction too. Sometimes I think it would be better if it wasn’t in the same room that I craft in because I end up spending way too much time looking and not doing.

Thanks for stopping by this week.

Happy Crafting!
Sue
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