The end of last year was a whirlwind of crazy felt mask making. While I had a lot of fun making them, and heaps of fun selling them at the markets and actually meeting and talking with my customers - I did begin to feel like I would never have time to make anything else ever again.
So, in order to keep a healthy craft / work balance I’ve decided that this year I’m going to join in with the Try Something New Every Month project that Stephanie from Swoodson Says and Rebecca from Hugs are Fun have created.
Every month I’m going to be trying my hand at a new craft and the best thing about this project is that anyone can join in. If you blog you can link up to the roundups at Swoodson Says or Hugs are Fun, otherwise you can just share your projects on Instagram with #TSNWM or join the Facebook group here.
I’m a little late to the party, having missed January altogether but this is a rough guide to what i’m going to try this year, in no particular order:
Rope baskets, Dyeing (glad I checked the spelling on that one!), Pottery, English Paper Piecing (I actually have no idea what this involves but it looks fun…), Leather, Knitting, Crochet, Print Making, Macrame, Painting and Weaving.. Phew! I probably won’t manage to get to all that this year, but it’s good to aim high right?
Anyway, I’m very excited to be beginning the year with rope baskets. It’s only been 2 weeks and I’m already addicted (I just bought a 250 metre / 820 ft spool of rope….) Check back in a week or so to see how I'm getting on!