I have a terrible time with getting projects finished. I really don't know what the problem is. My cupboards are full of projects that are almost done . . . and quite a few that are not even close!
I know that I am easily distracted (can you say short attention span?), but I wonder if something else is at work here. So, I am going to start studying why projects are left undone. As well as try to finish some of them!
Creative Box Making from March 2009
I took this class from Sue Bleiweiss last spring and did pretty well for the first four (out of five) lessons. As I look back at the calendar and this blog, I noticed I was involved in several swaps in April. Then I took a quilting class in May, we had water come into the basement, . . . and it appears that life began to get in the way.
I'm thinking, too, that the Lesson 4 box was not exactly my style (see above and right). It is a game box and I can't think of a reason to make another one. We are just not big gamers at our house.
Which is a shame, because I really love the boxes in Lesson 5! And this week I finally completed that lesson. A seven month recess - not bad!
The first container was a teapot - for holding tea, of course! No, not the liquid stuff - tea bags! Deviating somewhat from Sue's directions, I dribbled fabric paint onto a plate and then scrunched used Shout Color Catchers around in it to come up with a background for motifs cut from a tea box. I am already using it to store the collection of tea bags near my worktable.
For the last box, I made a pyramid container. I needed to make a collage piece for postcard backgrounds and just increased the size to include this. The box is about 6 inches tall and 4 inches wide at the bottom.
And the box is just right to hold thumbtacks or paperclips or perhaps coins.
So how come I waited so long to make these? And why wasn't I working on the challenge due next month?