Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Still not finished....

I have so many 'still not finished' projects, it's driving me bonkers. 
I was waiting to finish my 1:6 scale collapsible, reversible room box to share, but after 4 weeks, I am still not satisfied with it.
I was waiting to finish my Racoon Art Doll for the Art Doll Quarterly Magazine challenge 'Anthropomorphic inspired doll' to share, yet I haven't even started that yet!  and the deadline was a coupe of weeks ago.  I'm so pissed about that. 
I was waiting to share some new furniture, yet those concepts are still in my head!

But, I did find some of the metal tin strips I was desperate for, to complete a Christmas project - of course, its too late for that project.  I was so excited I finally found some after weeks of online searching...good ole' Hobby Lobby.  I think I will make some miniature chandeliers out of it. I have so many ideas bursting to get out, it too, is driving me bonkers. 


At the same time, I found a lovely cup from TJ Max.  Oh how I love that store. I love this cup so much, that I can't use it~ between the cats and me (should that be I?)  china and glass are easily broken.

I think the only project I have managed to complete, are the Blythe bean bag chairs, pillows and dress stands/coat tress.  I really enjoy making these.

I haven't visited blog friends for a while either... I must do this.  Oh, another thing I must do is decide if I should attend this little course by Danielle Donaldson over at Jeanne Olivers place.  Its called Creative Girl: The Land of Light and Shadows
I love her art. It's so. pretty.



27 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! I feel the same way Abi. So many projects in progress and so many more to get started with. I am just going to do a little bit at a time and not stress myself out. That's why I'm starting Halloween now. I love your little Blythe doll. It took me awhile to get used to them but I love what people do to them. I have a Robert Tonner kid BJD and I am making her clothes. She'll have a pirate skirt from scraps I made my pirate vest out of and black and white stripe stockings and t-shirt. I've had her for a couple of years and it's time she gets more clothes. I can't wait to see what you finish. Happy April!

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    1. I can't tell you how good it feels to know I am not alone! LOL. I think it makes me frustrated more than anything. Halloween? wow, you sure are ahead of the game though! I am not sure what a Robert Tonner kid bjd looks like... off to google! thanks for popping over Wendy! Happy April to you too!

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  2. You are definitely NOT ALONE with all the unfinished/started projects, but I have finally decided to stop beating myself up about it. Already on the 4th months (yes, yikes!) of the year and I haven't had time to do any doll stuff. Have sold a lot of my BJDs and will probably sell the rest before too long, just don't have the spare time anymore, and accepting that has been a bit of a relief.

    BTW, I read somewhere that people with Dyscalculia are prone to dropping and breaking things! I don't have much luck with cups, bowls, glasses, sunglasses either ;o) Or maybe we are just clumsy, tee hee

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    1. Seriously? well I sure am clumsy!! I read the info on Dyscalculia, and seem to have everything on the list - one of the 'other problems' hit me in the face..."Low latent inhibition, i.e. over-sensitivity to noise, smell, light and the inability to tune out, filtering unwanted information or impressions. Might have a well-developed sense of imagination due to this (possibly as cognitive compensation to mathematical–numeric deficits)"

      Will you seriously get rid of all your dolls? I bet you will have a bit of a void.... what will you fill it with I wonder.....

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  3. Well Abi I think there are many in the same boat like you:)

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    1. Indeed! its good not to be alone :)
      Hugs x

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  4. My crafting "to do" list (I should really start calling it a wish list) does not correlate to the actual time I have available. I still think its good to have plans because its important to have dreams about what you would like to make. I just love your style. Those beanbags are sooo cute.

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    1. Thanks so much! I have a whole host of wish lists, to do lists. dream lists, and the dreaded have to do lists!

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  5. I think "things" are never ending with us crafty types Abi.... we'll never have enough time for projects and amazing thoughts about others .... it's great that you accomplish as much as you do.

    I think I should have signed up for the art class instead of Martha's .... nobody even came out to play over there ...looks like this gal has thousands of followers....and I've never heard of her.... should be a fun class.... maybe I should sign up for it as well... hahhaha...see? ..never enough time for all of the fun stuff we want to do....

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  6. I always seem to be up to my eyeballs with projects that may or may not get finished. I too have missed deadlines but I try to be philosophical about it....maybe it wasn't meant to happen. I said to myself that this year I was going to be good and keep myself reined it...ha ha. I just started a new online class and have signed up for three challenges with Cloth Doll Artistry. Ah well it keeps me out of trouble I guess :)

    That Bean bag chair is adorable...so darn cute.

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    1. Yes - I like your thought process - perhaps it just wasn't meant to be...You sure have a lot going on too! good luck!

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  7. Oh my Abi this sounds just like me! I have many projects I want to do, requests for projects to make, a "free" crazy quilt class that I haven't started, besides an online doll class that I joined and it began Friday....I'll have to play catch up on that class and I'm in the middle of doing income tax returns. With all this said, I know exactly how you feel and how "bonkers" it makes one feel. My hubby always tells me to begin ahead of time and do I listen????

    The Blythe bean bag chairs, pillows and coat stands are beautiful. You make such lovely furniture for your dolls.
    The teacup is gorgeous and I surely see why you haven't used it to sip tea....but go ahead and spoil yourself!

    Your

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    1. LOL - my husband says the same thing - I do listen, but thats as far as it goes! LOL... although, I did get my taxes finished a few days ahead of our meet with The Block... last year, I was still working on them the night before!
      You sure sound busy! I have always wanted to take part in a doll class.... maybe next year :)

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  8. Well, I had to do it.... signed up for Danielle's class .... there are hundreds ... actually.... thousands of people over at the site where it is hosted....I'm not even sure what I am doing...but, I'm definitely having a look around.... even thought that particular class is not yet available........

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    1. Hey V! what do you mean not available yet?! As in, its not started, or you can't buy?! My parents arrived the day before the course starts, so I don't know that I'll be able to participate! :(

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  9. shud read "even though" ...not "thought"...but, I can't correct it....

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  10. Hi Abi,' still not finished' should be the name of my new blog LOL. Your work is truly delightful.

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    1. LOL. I think that is a great name :) and thank you!

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  11. Hello, Abi! It is a mystery for me how you make these tiny furniture, accessories and details of clothes! They are perfect!! Pretty and charming! You haven't done what you have wanted to? Never mind! Other ideas will appear on the horizon! The course led by Danielle Donaldson seems to be a great and pleasant experience!
    Have a lovely and inspiring new week!:)

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    1. Thank you so much Rossichka. I hope you are well XX

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  12. I know what you mean. All my unfinished projects are driving me crazy and spoiling all the fun of creating, l shall have to cut some out somehow. Easier said than done though :-). Love your makes! Pam xx

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    1. Thanks Pam! I guess we'd be bored without all these projects eh?!! I have a few friends that seem to get bored easily - how on earth, is beyond me!

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  13. Hi Abi! Not sure why I missed this post?? oh well, I found it, and am glad I did. The little bean bag chair is the sweetest thing! It made my heart smile. :) I am looking forward to seeing your raccoon dollie, I know it will be the sweetest thing ever. Your dolls are always truly LOVELY. They have a softness, a calm,..simply loveliness! I have been working on a whimsical piece..a Steam-Punk Machine!! I had so much fun creating this silly thing, come n see when you have a minute! Have a great week. Glad to see a post from you..post more..more teehee xoxox Christel

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    1. Thanks Christel! I look forward to seeing your steam punk machine! sounds very exciting! I still haven't started the doll! LOL I really must!
      Hugs x

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