What I have is a missing Mojo.
I have no excuse for my lack of productivity.
I have achieved zilch.
I am an under achiever of the worst kind (I actually am an official under achiever on EBay but that is another story).
I promised some crafty produce......nowt
What can I tell you, is it the weather? I managed to fill a hole in the bedroom (in the wall). I made it so I suppose it was my job to repair it. I spent about an hour tinkering (new fave word) with a free cycled Singer sewing machine.....nowt.
Is my Mojo gone forever? Is it the clocks changing? What should I do?
Barocca is of little help and it tastes like shit.
Oh well, I do have some stuff to show you. What is a blog without a bit of eye candy I ask you.
Here are a few of my thrifty finds. I had one of those toadstools money boxes when I was little. There is no key to enter it's mini door but I don't worry about stuff like that.
I got a few old match boxes, really nice ones too. What do you think about the tin? It is so battered but I think it is one of my all time faves.
I do like these TG Green jars. I do not need a flour jar, I have one (read a few) already.
This will be going to market. The salad servers are nice too. Sometimes, I don't know about you, but I am attracted to the boxes more than what they actually contain.
These are quite cool however. Pineapples make everything ok.
A couple of rather splendid Taunton Vale items. 'other Oooh Betty' loves the flour shakers and has about a million. Again, straight to market. I did have another of the spoon rests and I can remember A Thrifty Mrs purchased it from me. I can imagine her placing her spoon upon it's little spoon shaped rest in-between stirring her Spag Bol ( after adding a couple of red wine ice cubes of course).
I already have one of these Rose trays on my mantle piece. Personally I think they are ace. Great for a dressing table or serving a couple of sherrys to the inlaws.
The little swan is perfect for hair grips, cotton buds or other such pokey things.
I have 2 of the trays to sell.
The fair I will be selling at next is this one. It is in Heaton Moor. I will be in the room above Kro Bar and from 10-1.30.
I will have a mixture of vintage, haberdashery items and crafts although because of my missing Mojo the craft situation is looking a bit bleak.
I would love to see some friendly faces there so come along if you are local or if you feel I am worth travelling for. There is a beer festival and a produce market too.
I did manage to finish off a couple of Oooh Betty kitties for a custom order.
Made for 2 sisters. I have tried to make them different but the same if that makes sense.
I have heard that sisters can fall out over such things. I have 2 brothers so have little experience of these issues. All I can remember regarding sibling rivalry is finding dead wasps in my bed......bastards (brothers not the wasps, the wasps were dead so I have no beef with them).
I have always sold my 'knitting on the go' needles and pouches.
I think they are dead handy. I don't knit myself but that is by the by.
I have pretty much sold out so I decided to do some in fabric instead of felt, bit more professional
This is my prototype. I wanted to do them in 2 layers of fabric as they do need to be a bit sturdy. This is an old ikea fabric that I have had for years. I am quite happy with this one and I will be making some more. I can do these whilst my Mojo is missing as I already have the idea stored in my head.
I also made one lot of bunting.
Again, no Mojo required. It is very pink!
I am not knocking Bunting makers when I say this but I do see a lot of crafters selling bunting and I love a bit of bunting myself. Sometimes I think us crafters need to sell different stuff. I just need my Mojo for new ideas that is all I am trying to say and there is a lot of bunting out there that is a lot better than mine.
Has anyone else lost their Mojo, is it an epidemic or god forbid a pandemic?
Does anyone know the difference between an epidemic and a pandemic, are they even 2 different things?
Does anyone have any advice on how to get my Mojo back or maybe you have stumbled across it somewhere. Did I leave it at a cafe maybe or has it just gone off of it's own accord due to lack of use?
All words of encouragement gratefully received.
Thanks for reading.