Kokeshi Doll Cross Stitch & Crafting ADHD

Kokeshi Doll Cross Stitch

Specialization is overrated.  At least, that’s what my brain says.  I’m totally addicted to learning new things, just ask my husband.  It’s official: I have Crafting ADHD.  In the past few years, I’ve learned more about crocheting and sewing than I ever knew before, have learned to hand weave, spin with a hand spindle, knit, cross stitch, and read about other fiber arts I’d love to get my hands on.  No, I’m definitely not an expert on any of it, nor do I ever expect to be.  I just love fiber and learning as many ways to work with it as possible.  And yes, I’d have sheep, alpacas, llamas, and rabbits if we lived on a farm.  My crafting goal in life has evolved to be: learn how to do as many fiber arts as possible and achieve at least an intermediate level of understanding and ability.  What is your crafting goal?  I’d love to hear it!

That being said, I’d like to refer you to a new category on our blog: CROSS STITCH and a new page: Kokeshi Doll Cross Stitch.

My mother-in-law gave me a large and complex cross stitch kit a few months back that she had gotten out west.  She finally decided/admitted that she would never sit down and do it, and she asked me if I would do it for her.  Sure!  I needed to brush up on my cross stitch since I had only ever done a little sheep and that was in elementary school.  I found an adorable Japanese Kokeshi doll pattern on the internet and proceeded to fall in love with yet another fiber art which I like to call painting with thread.  🙂  So, I hope you will give this sometimes looked-down-on craft a little love and try it out.  No farm animals required.

(Crafting ADHD is a term coined by me in silliness.  No disrespect is meant to anyone.)


5 thoughts on “Kokeshi Doll Cross Stitch & Crafting ADHD

  1. HorseMark Cards says:

    It is fun to try new crafting methods. Your doll cross-stitch is adorable! I used to cross-stitch several items and really enjoyed it. Don’t do too much anymore….older eyes 😦 I’m into creating cards now, along with some knitting and sewing! Enjoy your creative day! ~ Vickie

  2. Stefanie ~ Jewels For All says:

    I feel like I have the same thing…started with jewelry making, learned to crochet (thanks to one of your posts), learned to knit, and now I’m spinning too! I did try cross stitch when I was a kid because my mom was really into it, but I never liked it. I think it’s fun to learn new skills!

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