I've got garlands for fall to sew up, paintings for customers going, jewelry supplies to package and ship, new designs to sketch out, new designs in progress, DIYs piling up, I'm seriously in need of some minions. And watching a little 'Despicable Me' last night while eating dinner didn't help... haha... "Minions, assemble!!"
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Well, unfortunately I don't have any minions. But does anyone want to come over for a craft party? I've got lots of projects to work on. You work on yours or you can help me with mine, either way! I'll supply the coffee. And cake pops if you're nice. ;)
But seriously, my office looks like a disaster zone. I can't believe I'm sharing this with you, but there's no way I could more accurately describe how crazy it looks right now in any way other than pictures. No judgement!
My sewing table aka work table #1.
Let's play a game! How many projects can you count in each photo?
In this one I'm counting 5.
Another shot to include my large pile of felt. It used to be neatly organized in it's tub. Now, it's all helter skelter.
In this one I'm counting 7.
My work table #2. Mostly used for cutting out mobiles and large pieces like that.
I'm counting 9 projects in this photo.
Part of my desk. First off, see that drawer? I need a new desk. That drawer won't stay closed and yes, I hit my knee on it all. the. time. But it does come in handy for stacking things.
How many projects in this photo?
I'm counting 3.
Work table #3 aka the painting table.
In this photo I'm counting 6 projects.
Now do you agree that I need help? Or at maybe to just be committed? Haha. No, I'm kidding. Don't lock me up. Unless it's a facility with craft time. In that case, food, shelter, craft time... that works for me!
I guess having my mojo stifled under the stress of worry and anxiety over BB's hearing really took it's toll. I wasn't really in a creative mood at all. Now, though, I'm in project overload. I've got new ideas popping up in my head, faster than I can work them out. I'm definitely writing all of this down so I can come back to them later. Which is really my test for deciding how good an idea is. If I jot it down in my journal, and later come back and still think it's brilliant, then I'm more likely to try it out.
But with all these creative juices flowing, I've been struggling to keep up. I've been working on things as much as possible, and still can't get to everything. Of course, I've been focusing first and foremost on customer orders. Those are most important to get done quickly, so those take precedence. But for the rest of the projects, I've just been doing them as I can, when I can. Which, is why the ol' bliggity blog is only getting a couple of posts a week.
So what about you? What do you do when you have more projects going on than you can handle? How do you channel all those creative juices to get the most production out of them?