Ever get the feeling that you’re not quite fulfilling what you set out to do creatively speaking? Well, UFOs (Unfinished Objects) could be the culprit – so I recently discovered.
Here is a quick photographic tour of what I have unfinished, on-the-go, or just not even started yet.
I think that the main trouble here is more that I have a fidgety mind that tends to work on more than one thing at once (a miracle for a man you may say) but I think it’s my body that can’t multi-task as when my mind switches from one thing to the next, so does the body.
Anyway, here we go.
First, on the craft room desk I have some Inkadinkado single layer stamping on the go that I will be working up into a future post.
On the dining table I have some more Inkadinkado action going on, this time I am trying out some parchment craft techniques with it.
Speaking of Inkadinkado I bought this the other day.
It’s like a clear cling foam and I thought that it would be a great way of using clear stamps with the Inkadinkado system, but I haven’t got around to opening it yet.
I have more planned for the Inkadinkado system, these are currently on the floor in the craft room.
By the sofa I have a couple of things going on that I am dipping in and out of.
The first is some Crochet. Well, there’s been some debate on this on my Facebook page this week as some people want to call it Tunisian Crochet because of the long hook and some want to call it Crohooking because the long needle is double ended. Either way I’m working with two yarns at once to create a reversible … “whatever”. I haven’t actually decided what the finished piece will actually be – probably a bag???
In the top left corner of the picture above there is also a book on paper cutting that I recently picked up on a visit to the Tate Modern. Very disappointed with the gallery, but loving the book. Hopefully I’ll get the chance to have a go soon.
The other UFO by the sofa is some Bargello embroidery. I’ve been trying out various patterns and different canvas’ to see what results I get. Mostly though it’s all still in an untidy pile. This one’s been going on for a while so I wouldn’t expect to see anything finished anytime soon.
Then, if that wasn’t enough I still have these strips hanging on the wall that I cut donkeys years ago …
These strips were supposed to be used to create more of these bags …
And that stemmed from this show back in 2009 where I was demonstrating sewing machines!
I don’t really hold out much hope of getting those done soon either if they are still unfinished after 4 years!
On the bookshelves I have some experiments with braiding and Kumihimo and on the little table by the sofa there are about a dozen magazines that I need to get around to reading.
I’m glad that I have a week off soon – I might actually get around to clearing some of the backlog (fingers crossed).
What UFOs have you got sitting around pining to be completed?
Thanks for reading … if you got this far before going on to do something else.