Wednesday, 6 April 2016

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Crafting Everyday



I set myself a bit of a personal challenge. Last year in November I joined in a craft every day challenge. It kinda fell flat though as I started my full-time job at the beginning of the month and well it’s hard to craft when you’re exhausted! It’s been 5 months now and I’m settled into my work and still loving it.

But since then I’ve set myself a sort of mini challenge. I’m not documenting every day like I was trying to do in November, but I’m trying to craft every day. It makes me feel better when there is something just for me that I’ve achieved each day. At the moment my go to craft is my Granny Stripe blanket. I’ve made myself a little nook in the corner of the couch. There I can work on my blanket each night. Sometimes it’s only 2 stitches, sometimes like Saturday I manage a decent amount. I know that despite everything else in my life going crazy it’s one thing I always have. I like being able to move forward each day. 

 (I really, really need to make myself a better pillow for my space!)

It’s always been that way for me. It’s why I will never make a career out of my crafts as I will always change for my whims and pleasures. It is my relaxation NOT my money.
My partner learnt long ago not to get between me and my crafts. It would be impossible to try. He’s right that sometimes (often) I have to clean up the clutter that takes over but he also knows that without crafts I’m just a little lost. They help me to stay calm and balanced. 

I'm also a bit of a multi-tasker as you can see by the photo. I tend to sit with my book and my crochet all at once. Not much happens, but I feel comfortable. 

Do you try and craft every day? Or is there something else that is your thing? 

Happy Stitching, 
Caitlin

7 comments:

  1. I have to stitch every day. It's my way of de-stressing. I like your craft corner, it looks comfy.

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  2. Congrats on joining the A-Z Blog Challenge!
    Beth Lapin
    Activities for a Good Life
    https://bethlapinsatozblog.wordpress.com/

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  3. I agree with you about having to craft every day.......it keeps me sane!

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  4. Your blanket looks great Caitlin. Yes, I have to stitch or crochet everyday.

    Linda

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  5. I pretty much do craft every single day (cross stitch)...it's my Xanax!

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  6. I stitch EVERY day, I cannot rememember the last time I did not put a single stitch into something.

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  7. Pretty blanket!

    I do try to stitch everyday, some days I don't quite make it but I do try.

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