Mama Carrie Makes

Friday Craft, Tree of Life Series


2014 was a year of craft funk. I started out with a big ambition, craft a bunch, create a big inventory, hit all the major holidays, host some classes, make a big splash.


Then life, as it so often does, came crashing down on that. It seems the bigger the plans I make, the quicker I fail to achieve them.


The second half of 2014 I barely crafted at all. A major work project consumed by brain and energy, and even when that was finished I was in burnout for 3 months afterward.


Craft recovery has only just begun. It started with my ombre spiral pendants, and continues with these trees. I’ve made 14 over the past few weeks and don’t know if/when I’ll stop. In my craft I’ve always been a one-of-a-kind bird, not really repeating a theme too often. This year I think a comfortable series is the way to go.


A little meditative craft to get my groove back. I think it’s working.

(c) McM


Author: mamacarriemakes

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