i was frustrated, and also annoyed with myself for botching up something so easy. after quickly tallying up my recent craft and baking failures, i wondered if i had completely lost my craft mojo. the husband suggested i just buy a new clipboard. i refused, and proceeded to peel off all the paper, and then wash/scrape off the remaining residue until it was almost like new. the next day, i started over again. this time, i proceeded with more caution (and less confidence). despite my care though, somehow the new sheet i cut didn't fit quite right. the sheet went on well, nonetheless, but i still encountered bubbles, which i once again tried to carefully push out. instead i managed to tear a hole (again!) smack in the middle of the pattern. and not only that, there are still these mysterious dark sparks showing through the board. this is when i gave up and decided i was a loser. see??
and when i fail at crafts, i have insatiable urges to do something else, anything else, and succeed. which is how i came to make molasses cookies. successfully. so successfully that i have rejected my normal breakfast routine for a new, horribly unhealthy one (temporarily) - cookies for breakfast.
have you ever lost your craft (or whatever your hobby may be) mojo? did you ever get it back?