Sunday, 11 April 2010

A workbox challenge!

I mentioned yesterday my bad habit of starting things and then getting distracted, moving onto other things and leaving projects half-finished in my workbox for months (and sometimes even years).

Well, I've decided to try to break this habit - and to do so I've set myself a challenge to finish every single project in my WIP boxes!

I'm hoping that blogging about it will help me stick with it, and instead of constantly feeling a bit guilty about all these bits and pieces I've never got around to finishing I'll have a clean crafty slate ready to start lots of fun new things.

I've been making a start today... beginning with some long-neglected battenburg brooches:

15 comments:

Zohar said...

Good luck :)

Ana said...

Good luck indeed! Perhaps I should join you - I have a quilt I started about 30 years ago...

Lilian said...

I am just like you, my friend.
And then there is this disgusting addiction to Facebook games that makes me wast a lot of time.
Good luck to you. I'll try to do the same as you!

Leanne said...

Good luck. That's just the kind of thing I should be doing, probably won't though. I'll wait until I need something from the bottom of the pile and everything falls down round me, then I'll make a start:)

MitziMakes said...

Good luck! I imagine it'll feel pretty good to have a fresh start and clean box! I should probably follow your example too.. :)

Nic said...

Good luck! I have been on a finishing off mission this weekend. Its quite liberating once you get going.

Martina said...

good luck but i'm not worry about you :) I know you can do it :))))

Mrs Mac said...

Ooh, best of luck! I'm just the same. I had a 'must finish things' day today and completed 22(!) brooches which had been started and abandoned sometime in the dim and distant past.

Laura said...

I admire you for that goal! I have lots of abandoned projects too. There are too many crafty ideas and just not enough time! (I get easily distracted too.) Good luck!

Michelle said...

Good luck! I have to be honest though, I don't see it happening. Every person I know of who likes crafts is the same. There is the whole addiction to buying materials be it yarn, fabric, thread, beads and so on. Then there's the multiple projects, particularly when you buy something new that you "just have to try". I'm starting to think it's genetic.

The french Frog said...

I'm a bit like you. I'm always distracted by new projects… I should do the same :-)

Karens Hopes said...

everything you do always looks so organised I cant believe you start things and dont finish them. I started this year deciding that I would complete some unfinished items and I've actually enjoyed it
it seemed easier the second time around.
Karen

Lucy Jackson Designs said...

good luck, i wish i could be as organised.

A Time for Stitching said...

That's the neatest collections of WIPs I've ever seen. I'm sure you'll succeed and the satisfaction you feel will make it worth the effort.
Teresa x

Fiona said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who has loads of unfinished projects lying around.

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