I am learning to crochet things like hats, scarves and amigurumi. Yes, amigurumi. This is a Japanese word for crocheted or knitted stuffed toy. They are sooo adorable! I am not fluent in that type of crocheting yet, but I do want to be one day. I think those little boogers are adorable! Here are a few examples from around the web:
Aren’t they precious??
This cuteness overload has inspired me to make my own. I can’t post what I’ve made yet, because they are for Christmas presents. But – I’ve been doing an awful lot of crocheting. And that has led to some good “thinking” time about my other creative outlets. I start imagining what kind of non-yarn-ish gifts I can make for my friends and family while creating this fun projects. Then, my mind turns to my stories. And then my messy house (no, it’s not a fun project, but a project, nonetheless.
I also brainstorm about how to organize my house in the most efficient manner in order to get all of my crafty stuff in here. My hubby has taken over the dining room with his hobby (bikes), so that’s out of the question. But I COULD clean out the hall closet and use it for what it’s supposed to be used.
Then I think about ways to make my life more time efficient. And I brainstorm about calendars, weight loss and exercise. (I tend to brainstorm a lot… have you noticed? 🙂 )
I find that all the creative time I spend crocheting actually helps me with my other creative endeavors. Well, all except for the clean house part.
What are you creative outlets?