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Hello 2019! #The100DayProject – Beads by the Butt Load

Haro blog! Happy new year! I’ve only ever posted finished piece here but I’m mixing it up. In 2019 I’m setting myself some obtainable goals and would like to use this space to get my thoughts out.

Near the end of last year I was searching for a smaller craft, something that doesn’t take up too much space or time like my plushies do. I was going to jump back into cross stitch but I ended up going to London Craft Clubs workshop for beaded jewellery and BECAME OBSESSED! Move over X stitch! (I joke, I still love you)

In 2019 I am going to attempt to create 100 beaded charms

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I created these in December for practise

Every year I think of possible new years resolutions like: be more creative. Something I’ve been reaching for since I’ve  struggled a lot with motivation and confidence…but simply being “more creative” isn’t really something I can track. To build up this confidence I’m setting myself this challenge! S.M.A.R.T goals yo!

#The100DayProject has always interested me since I started following bookymargoof on instagram but I’ve always found it way too daunting. If you don’t know what it is you can find more info at the100dayproject. Basically it’s an Instagram challenge where participants create something new based on their creative theme or work on something creative for 100 days straight.

Now I know I can’t do this no matter how hard I try! I put way too much pressure on myself and would be way too hard on myself if I missed a day.

So to ease myself in, my take on this will be to create 100 little charms by the end of the year (and if I make more then hell yea!). There are 365 days in the year (well minus 9 now) so I am sure I can do this with a bit of motivation!

I did think if I should create 100 unique designs as I plan to create duplicate charms for some jewellery sets. I worried it might be too easy if I make the same ones a few times but you know what? This is my challenge! While I want to challenge myself I also don’t want it to feel too over worked/stressed. I know my limits and it’s meant to be fun as well as challenging. If I can do this then maybe I’ll set myself more difficult goals in the future.

 

Here we go! In December I created a few designs, sewed some practise pieces and kept a huge list of things that inspired me. Expect a lot of video game, pop culture and animal inspired pieces.

Wish me luck! x

 

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Boo Cross Stitch on Canvas

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Another mixed media piece! Originally was going to be just cross stitch on a painted canvas but turned into stitched felt and netted fabric too 🙂 I love how it turned out! So many different textures. Continue reading so see some work in progress shots

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