« on: October 19, 2010, 04:03:58 PM »
I don't know how often this occurs with other crafters, but... Do you find yourself going through phases where you're making the same thing over, and over, and over, and over?
Earlier this year, I went through this phase that lasted about 3 months where everyone I knew wanted these little Amigurumi Bunnies I was making. At first, it was exciting, from the high of the demand. Once the high wore off, I felt the deep pangs of frustration. It was like being locked in a candy store with your favorite candies, and being told you wouldn't be let out until you finished every piece.
Finally had to put a stop to that, so I moved on. Now that the autumn air is swirling around us, everyone wants beanies. Thankfully, I'm trying to switch off. Crochet a beanie. Knit a beanie. Crochet a beanie, etc. So far, I'm not wanting to throw myself into on-coming traffic, but those flippin' bunnies are starting to be requested again.
How do you deal with this? How do you tell someone you would rather sew your eyes shut with a rusty nail than make something you've already made a million times? I feel awful putting it that way, but is wrong to feel like that? Does everyone else jump at the chance to make something they've made dozen times before?