To stop putting my hand up for things I probably won't finish, precisely because I put my hand up for them in the first place....?!
First, there was the Drawing A Day challenge with the lovely Pepper - usually, I would draw at least every 2 days I'd say, so even if I cheated & drew 2 pictures every second day, surely a month of that would be achievable, no? No. I produced a week's worth of drawings & then.... didn't.
Then there was the Toy Society Christmas Drop. I had a lot of notice. I spent a lot of time procrastinating. The End.
My 2 month foray into Wardrobe Refashion just ended - but you wouldn't know it to read my blog, would you? One table cloth skirt & a hastily placed button do not a refashioned wardrobe make. I didn't buy any new clothes for myself for those 2 months mind you - so that's something - but I didn't refashion a whole lot either. I was on a clothing diet - sort of like the cabbage soup diet. You can eat as much cabbage soup as you want - but you just don't want to.
And now? Well now I've only gone and said "Me! Me!" to a challenge of making 12 things in 12 months. And it's a challenge because it's not just anything you can make... you can't take a picture of your cheese & tomato sandwich on the last day of January, which is the month of "...make something for me" & say "Here's my lunch! I made it! It's for me!" (....or CAN you?!). A lovely Crafty Mama is running the show, and there are giveaways & free pattern help & fun to be had, and, my saving grace; you don't have to join in every month.
I will be doing January's mind you. I found something yesterday that I desperately want to make for myself, so much so that I almost, you know, went & made it... but then I signed up for the challenge and suddenly the fun project seems like too much hassle.
I have issues.