One-armed Voodoo doll

Welcome back!

How are your New Year’s resolutions? Mine are a bit… neglected… but I’m still trying to get there. Most challenging thing is finding time to do everything I want. And as always, crocheting is pushed into the background :(

I don’t want to leave behind things I love and I care about just to be able to fullfill all duties and obligations. They say what you dedicate most of your time to becomes most important thing in your life. For obvious reasons most people spend long hours working, but at the end of the day we all have 24 hours. And you can see people living their dreams, devoting to their hobbies, again and again. How do they do that?

I’m going to find out how, I’ll let you know. I’m going to work hard to achieve whatever makes me happy. I can’t do much about me working overtime, however there is lots, lots of things I can change. I want to have more time to spend with people I love. More time for my cats. I want to get in shape at last and learn new skills. I want to crochet and read more.

It feels like too much to endure. I don’t know if I can reach that high, but I still want to try. I’d be more than happy and thankfull for your support. It means a lot to me, especially if changes require time.

I know OlaBoga is preparing to participate in a marathon this year, which is great goal. I can only imagine how huge effort she needs to – and elready did – put into this. Even for professional athletes it is demanding! Ola, I hope – no, I know! – you will take part in this marathon and you will finish it with a big fat smile. You will do it :)

As a part of enchantment (because we can use any help avaliable, right?), let’s stick some metaphorical pins into Voodoo doll that symbolizes our current reality. Shall we? ;)

I’m just kidding, no pins hurting me! But it would be splendid to know you can fix your life with a few jabs :)

On the other hand it was kind of hard to stick all those pins into doll I crocheted, so I’m not sure if I would be able to fix my life after all. Now that I think about it, I don’t even know what happened to the doll. I made it four years ago for my friend and haven’t heard about it since. Hmm…

Anyway, if you want one like this for yourselves (if you believe in this kind of magic, I mean), it is Ann D’Angelo‘s pattern. Free nad easy to follow :) There is no colour changing, and you can make it unique in so many ways! Use mis-matched buttons, use different stitches to sew hands and legs, maybe embroider a heart to stab? The last one made me smile :)