Friday, February 12, 2010

Crafting and Olympics

The next couple of weeks is going to be interesting for crafters who also enjoy watching sports.

My goal over the next two weeks is to try and finish some of my unfinished projects while watching the Olympics. I had though about doing one of the crafting Olympic challenges but decided that I was going to work on finishing my projects instead.

What I need to do today before the Olympics official start is to organize the projects that I want to work on and get them ready. I think I am going to try and track all the different projects that I finish between now and when the Olympic flame goes out.

Now to get started working on getting all my stuff ready so that I can enjoy the Olympics without having to search for projects.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Crafting for charity

Today I had a day to think about why I craft for charities and what makes me happy doing what I do. Sometimes others may try and impose their wishes or desires/demands on you but if you stick to what is important to you and what makes you happy then you are doing what is right.

Sometimes I sit back and feel that I am not doing enough charity work but then I realize that I am only one person and have other obligations that need to be met on a daily/weekly time frame. I wish I could spend all my time crafting but that isn't possible as I need to still make an income otherwise I can't craft at all. I also have family demands that are important to me and then I also need time for myself so that I can do things that make me happy for myself.

Crafting for a charity sometimes seems to take over a great deal of time but it is very important that once it becomes a job that you step back and rethink what you are doing. You are only one person and can only do so much and no one should expect any more than that from you. Some people may think that you are not doing enough but always remember that if you are happy with what you are contributing that is what is important.

Off now to take some time to do what is important to me and that is for tonight doing something for myself.