Monday, April 18, 2011

You Are An Obsession, I Cannot Sleep

I've gotten into the habit of basing my blog post titles around a song. My goal is to set the overall tone for each post. Also, I just really love music and have the most random taste. :D

I'm a bit of an obsessive person- but not in like, an obsessive compulsive sort of way. I have a tendency to get hooked on something quickly and go full force - an addictive personality, some might say. I can't ever just do anything a little. In fact, I come from a family of "aholics". Mom is a workaholic, Sister is a danceaholic and Dad...Well, his addiction is something more serious, but I don't want to get into that. Whole can of worms I'd rather not open on my blog... Onward, HO!

It's springtime. Easter is only 6 days away. Keith has been out in the yard, tending to the garden (Dude has an unbelievable green thumb. I call him 'The Plant Whisperer'. He doesn't think it's as funny as I do).  and what the hell have I been doing? I've been working on my fake garden -- making frickin' fabric flowers like they're going out of style. Of course, there is a purpose to them; Giving 'em away as Easter gifts. In a panic last night, I was afraid I wasn't going to have enough time to get them done this week. Any normal person would have objectively looked at the schedule for the upcoming week, and found a spot to make time.

PFFT! Who does that?! Certainly not me! 

What did I do? I stayed up until 7am making flowers! That's right. If that isn't sick, I don't know what is. Plus, I got one pretty wicked burn on my left hand from an unfortunate placement of my index finger. My glue gun may be little, but that thing packs some heat!

I think they came out pretty nifty. Each set of flowers has it's own mini terracotta pot.

 I even broke out and tried making some roses


Went with gems instead of buttons

I can't seem to stop wanting to make more flowers. I think about them all day long.
I remember when I first discovered Amigurumi. I started making bunnies. Oh. My. GOD... I made so many of those freakin' things. I had family members crawling out of the woodwork, asking me to make a bunny. 
Bright Bunny I made for my Mom
They weren't hard to make, but after awhile... I was feeling stagnant. Sure, I changed up the colors and the pattern, but I needed more. 

Am I alone here? 

Is there something you make repeatedly, and you can't find the strength to stop? 

If any of you out there know the secret to a life of moderation, please share.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!


  1. Baking. It'll be 11 at night and my husband will be WTF are you doing? And I'll be in the kitchen with flour on my nose and looking innocently up at him while making cupcakes.

    The flowers look downright gorgeous BTW. I love the roses.