Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Is the slump over?

It's no secret that I've been in a creative slump ever since Andrew was born.  This kid has messed with my hormones, emotions, muscle name it!  He has also nearly zapped my creativity, although I did write a poem that totally rocked recently (if I do say so myself).  I used to troll the web for tutorials for new projects and tackle them with wild abandon.  I made stuffed elephants by hand, for crying out loud!  But, alas, the only thing I have made in the last year and a half is a mess in my kitchen.  But that might be ending.

I have felt a vaguely familiar tug in my gut recently, urging me to be creative in some area other than allergy friendly cooking.  I even pulled out my knitting bag (never mind that I haven't opened it).  Then, Brenda posted a link to this blog!  MADE by Dana is hosting a month of tutorials for items just for boys!  No way!  One of the reasons I gave into my creative slump to begin with was that all the ideas I found were decidedly for girls.  Since I am the only estrogen in my home, and I don't need a twirly skirt with matching head band, I just gave in up.  But this is intriguing.  I might just have to whip something up for my boys!  I won't get overly excited yet, since I've done nothing but drool so far, though.

Any other mamas of boys out there looking for some inspiration?  Look no farther!


Lawanda said...

You could always scrapbook! ;)

I am glad u found a helpful site to inspire your creativity :)

Joanna said...

And how cute those elephants are, too!!! Love 'em. Don't allow the girls to touch them.

I saw that at Brenda's site. And I just clicked the X and moved on to the next blog because it seriously does not apply. But maybe I should make presents for my friend's sons. I'm always at a loss for what to make for boys.

Catherine R. said...

I think crafty stuff just goes better with girls but having a boy makes you realize how girl-centric everything is.

Marie said...

Love the site! I want to go through the whole thing, which will really take a long time! I've already added it to my blog roll. Thanks for the link!

Anonymous said...

Interesting...I never really would've thought about crafting for boys (other than doing things like macaroni crafts with them and teaching them to crochet).