Don’t panic – no slicing and dicing of our cute little
Kermit is involved!
This is a tip I picked up from my business mentor to
help you get things done.
If you had to eat a frog before you go to bed today –
when would you eat it?
We all have ‘those’ projects. You know – the ones we started with all good
intentions – and then went off - - or the ones that have got buried because we
ran out of something – or we passed over on to more exciting things – or
sparked off another idea. Those are your
‘frogs’. We push them away in the
cupboard – or burry them in boxes and forget all about them – well we try to
forget all about them – but they niggle away at our subconscious and hold us
back – those are your frogs.
Soooo – you HAVE to do it. You have to eat your frog today. Do you put it off for as long as possible and
not go to bed for 3 days because you really just can’t – or do you slice your
frog on toast for breakfast and get it over with because that way – you can
play all day without it hanging over your head all the time.
Meet my frog of the past 8 months or so. I started it because I never make enough 'big dog' jumpers - but I had only done about 4" and I went off it.
has been sitting in my favourite work basket (thinking as it was in my
favourite basket I would do something about it! – yeah – right -don’t work).Every time I finish a project and am looking to fill in an odd evening I
have picked it up and done a bit - but I have hated every minute of it!This year I have been making a huge effort to
finish – tidy – clear – and I have finally finished it.
The positive side is - I love the basket weave stitch - so I will be writing a new jumper pattern with that stitch - but a nicer body pattern.
I can’t tell you just how good it is to have finally
finished chewing on my frog!!!!!!
I hit the ground running about 8.30 this morning - and I have just got back home - put my feet up and started on catching up with all the computer stuff. The town has been lovely and busy, but I have been trying to take it gentle - promise! Everytime there is a lull I put the kettle on and have a cup of tea standing at my desk tidying up and trying to keep things straight. It's mostly working. It sounds odd - but I don't think people realise that it's only 2 weeks and I will be sitting here on my hols. I am getting lots of poeple looking for help with ideas and going away to think about it - and I am still getting people asking me if I will be getting more in before Christmas. Sorry folks, I am afraid that I won't be able to get stuff in now. The minimum order amounts mean I can't just buy 1 or 2 items - and the wholesallers are looking a bit bare at the moment!!!!!! So - no art today - but I have managed to keep 2 of my desks clean and neat - and I am pretty much up with everything that needs doing. So see you all next week for anoher busy time. Love kitten
As you will know - I am always on a dejunking / decluttering / clearing it out kick - and the latest box out for the loft held this 'retro kickback' - you could say I have learnt a whooooolllle lot of stuff along the way.
I made these cards - 12 years(ish) ago. - Ok - so you can't really see all the details - there is a lot of swirly silver stuff going on - and gems and mirri card - but - - GOSH - how I have grown!!!!!
Just an idea - Who would like to have a design spot every month? The jewellery section is growing - and growing - so - how about a jewelly project once a month? Now - I am not much of a jewellery designer these days - can't see the blooming stuff to work with! - but there must be someone that would like a feature spot on my blog every month - criss-cross with Facebook - jointly promote each other - and - hopefully grow our reach out. I have a jewellery background - and my retail experiance - and I am always up for a challenge and willing to learn - I am honest and open - and dead easy to work with - so - fancy a bit of a challenge? Just shout me Love kitten
This is the last 'Kit of the Month' for the year - I have really loved doing these and I am well into next year's plans. This is based on one of those wooden curtain rings. You could make several and hang them on the tree - or you could make a garland. Add a charm or a bell to the centre for a bit of texture - or make in sparkly white for a different look.
Jeeps this week has flown by. I am trying really hard to get all my desks clear and tidy so I can have a proper holiday soon. I have finished my Stillman Sisters page. Fairly plain and simple - but it's very neat!