Sunday, 12 August 2012

Handmade Monday 79

Supporting each other

In the current climate when selfishness seems the norm I think the crafting community are best placed to go against the grain and support each other. Helping with ideas, websites, business. I know you will always get those that think only of themselves and their own promotion but mostly crafters are a happy supportive bunch of people, understanding that at times things are tough for us all and without joining as a co-operative community we could all fail.

You may wonder what has prompted this soap box session, well in the last week I have come across both types, those that will put themselves out for others and those that it is all about 'ME'. I know this happens in all walks of life but fellow crafters spare a thought for your comrades and let's all support each other without a thought of ourselves.

Okay onto the makes or lack of them! a bad week and my mojo was well and truly on holiday. Found some fabric for the school bags, not much but made 3 and a couple of totes from the offcuts.




That is all for this week folks, hope my mojo returns from holiday duly refreshed next week and actually gets on with some work.

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41 comments:

  1. I'm sorry that you're not your usual inspired and positive self this week, we all get a little deflated once in a while and i'm sure that a holiday is just the thing to revive your spirits!

    Your bags look fantastic, i particularly like he second one and that fabric is just perfect for the design and purpose.

    I agree that the crafting community is generally a supportive one - sometimes people's insecurities or ignorance can result in selfishness though... as you say, i guess that's the same in all walks of life! x

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  2. Sounds like we've both had some difficulties this week, truth be told I started to doubt myself because of the reasons you have stated in your post. I have found many supportive people online and you are one of them. I hope you enjoy your holiday and you see and do plenty of things to inspire you xx

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    1. Aw thank you Hannah. I do appreciate you stopping by to read and comment x

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  3. I suppose even mojos need holidays - I'm sure it will be back all refreshed and raring to go!
    and sometimes you have to close your eyes to the selfish b*****s and concentrate on how many good people are out there x

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  4. Hope your mojo returns soon, perhaps your holiday will lift your spirits. Hope you enjoy it.

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  5. I do love the bags you've made but hope your mojo and you are reunited very soon. I agree the crafting community are pretty much a friendly, helpful and supportive bunch - that's lovely to be a part of.

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  6. Know the mojo issue! It took a good 6 months for me and the best part, if I had cracked open old mags, books and surfed the net I may have been saved. However I know recovery is different for everyone.

    On an up mote the bags are lovely. The material is great. Can I ask where you got it?

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    1. Thank you for your comments, the fabric was off ebay they should have had more of the red one 4ms to be exact but sold all but 2 in the shop, so sad

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  7. I love how much support you can get from the crafting community, love your tote bag!

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  8. You will find your mojo I'm sure, it will suddenly creep up on you! Love the colours of the bag, nice and bright just what we need when it;s so gloomy outside.

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    1. Mojo reappearing, slowly but surely. Thank you for your comments

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  9. I'm with you- it doesn't take an awful lot of effort to be supportive to someone else, and can mean the world to them- I know how much I appreciate kind gestures from others that I've received. I don't have much time for those who are completely self-centred.

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  10. I love the bags,the fabric's so bright and cheerful.Sorry to hear about your mojo-I'm sure it'll be back soon.Forget about the selfish people and focus on the positive.

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    1. Thank you Monica, your comments mean a lot to me

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  11. Hope your mojo is returning and ideas are starting to bubble. i do enjoy reading your posts as they are about real life and there are lots of good people out there and you are one of them! Jo x PS - The bags are lovely!

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    1. Oh Jo thank you so much for your kind words, your comments each week are truly valued x

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  12. If this is what you make without your mojo ......

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    1. Lol, thank you for the comment, for me this is a poor show. My report would read could do better

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  13. I love your school and tote bags, they're really bright and cheery. I've had crochet totes added to my "request list" this weekend and am wondering where to start!

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  14. Love that material.a pity if was all that you could get .Mojo's are fickle things. They will come out and play when least expected. Sure yours is just having a snooze and will wake up with aload of fresh ideas for you to tackle. Hugs Mrs A

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    1. Thank you for your comments, mojo back and now working!

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  15. I do like those bags, but sometimes I guess everyone has a case of the "blahs" which is probably the same as losing your mojo. Luckily it always comes back. :) I agree about supporting each other, AND the two types of people. I think it's true in every endeavor. Same in dog showing. People are people, I guess, no matter what they do.

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    1. Thank you for visiting. Folks is folk and are sure strange at times

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  16. I think it makes a big difference to receive a lovely comment, it certainly gives me a boost of self confidence. I just try to ignore negative people, but thankfully I've found the crafting community to be very friendly people.

    I love the bright summery feel to your bags, hope your mojo returns and you have a great holiday.

    Melanie x.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely words Melanie

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  17. Caroline it's sad to hear you sound not your usual self! Hope your mojo returns soon! Have to say I agree. I find people very selfish these days!
    Love the fabric on the school bags. I'm sure Caoimhe would love a colourful bag like that. Pity mummy picked such a strictschool for her rally and she has to have a school bookbag.....

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    1. Thank you for commenting Helen. Poor Caoimhe a strict school. These bags go to a private school, they are strict but like the colours in the cloakrooms

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  18. Love your post. I've had such amazing help from other crafty people with the build-up to the launch of my new website. Love the retro-feel fabric!

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    1. Thank you for your comment Helen. I agree we have to support each other

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  19. Mojo's often need a kick in the right direction. I find a cup of coffee and a cake often helps. :0) Live the bag - very bright cheerful colours. Hope you have a good week.

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    1. Thank you for visiting Jill, good to see your chatty blog back and mojo kicked.

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  20. Hope you will back in your good mood soon. Hopefully new creations will help.
    I, myself, have to admit I've never come across any negative comments on my blog neither I've left any for anybody. Maybe I've been lucky with my visitors, dunno. But there is definitely lots of envy and egoism out there.
    I think there is no other way as to ignore people who always think of themselves.

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    1. Thank you for visiting Martha and mojo is back in gear

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  21. It's really hard to get your mojo back once it's gone.
    Like you, I've had a week away and come back with a new found enthusiasm so fingers crossed you do too :)

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