Since my lightbulb moment a week or so ago I’m finding that whenever I have a moment or two spare, rather than reaching for my phone and going on social media, I’m picking up something crafty and doing that instead. And I’m absolutely loving it!
Not every week am I going to manage to complete a whole crafty project (and possibly not even every month!) but I do want to try to keep track of what I’m up to so here goes with the first of many My week in crafts posts.
In the last week I’ve kicked off two quite major projects. Firstly I’m crocheting again (the first since finishing my big granny square)and have set myself the challenge of making a ripple blanket, following one of Lucy from Attic24‘s patterns.
Now, I have only ever made crochet granny squares before so this was a challenge from the start. Even just having to make a foundation chain of over 200 and then crochet into that had me in a cold sweat, but I managed it, and I’m delighted to see this blanket taking shape.
Nine colours done so far (out of over 80!) and I’m finding it incredibly therapeutic to do. It’s also nice to see this grow so quickly. I’m posting regularly on Instagram showing how I’m getting on so do follow me over there.
The second project is a brilliant charity shop find that I made last year. I found an Emily Peacock butterfly tapestry kit in my local Oxfam shop for just £9.99 and at first wasn’t sure whether or not to spend quite so much on a kit, as it’s more than I normally spend on anything in a charity shop. A quick search on my phone made me realise that the same kit is actually still for sale online for £65! At that point I snapped it up and realised I’d found a complete bargain.
It’s going to take me a fair while to finish this as it measures 45cm x 45cm, but it’s a while since I’ve done any tapestry and I’m looking forward to making a cushion from it for LMC once I’m finished. The colours are also wonderful and rich making it a lovely thing to do.
There’s been one day this week where I failed to make the promised half an hour of craft time, and you know what? I felt stressed all day and went to bed early with a migraine. I think there’s a message in that somewhere.
So, what have you been making this week? Please do share your crafting.