I have mentioned in previous posts that I do some papercrafting (scrapbooking, visual journaling, collage, etc.), lots of knitting, and a little spindle spinning. I knit several holiday gifts, and then last weekend was inspired to do some more papercrafting.
For me, papercrafting is more free-form than knitting. When I'm knitting I tend to follow a pattern and haven't tried designing patterns. With scrapbooking and collage I tend to play more with different papers and stickers/stamps. I also like decorating journal pages, and using collage along with creative writing (some of this is also related to my spirituality, so more on that in a future Pagan blog post).
I also got inspired to try some more card-making. I have made cards during classes, but haven't made too many on my own. My mom has made her own holiday cards the last few years, so I was also inspired after watching her finish her cards over the holidays (apparently procrastinating runs in the family ;) It was fun using a few of my rubber stamps again, and now that I have a template I'm planning to make some more to have on hand when I need them. Not that I've made more yet though!
Now that I've spent a few days papercrafting, I feel more undecided about what I want to knit next. I have a few things on the needles to finish, and plans to knit a few things for friends as "unbirthday" since I have too many friends with late fall/winter birthdays. I would like to pick a project to knit on the train to work tomorrow though. Making collages on public transit doesn't seem as practical!
My other dilemma is whether to take a papercrafting class later this month, or take an intarsia knitting class. Of course, both classes are on the same day at overlapping times! Haven't decided which one I want to take yet. Anyone want to decide for me? ;)
How do you balance different types of crafting projects?