Friday, January 29, 2016

Explore Your Creative Side (#6)

Hi fellow crafty creatures,

As you know, usually on this date I post some mini reviews for craft/hobby/DIY books meant to help you explore your creative side.  However, this month I decided to not give you some mini reviews and to update you on my own crafty adventures.

So what have I been doing?  Still a little bit of quite a few things actually.

First, this year I upgraded my book lists for the year.  I am doing them more in an art journaling style.  I look forward to seeing this grow and evolve over time.  Right now it is still relatively conservative, but I hope that I will be able to let go and really explore some creativity with it over time.

Second, I am learning to crochet.  I have conquered the single stitch!  I haven't actually tried any other stitches yet and haven't made much more than a wash cloth, but I have extremely high hopes.  My ultimate goal is to be able to make cute things, especially Amigurumi - Hello Kitty Amigurumi to be exact.  I have a book on that exact topic actually.  You can expect a review for it soon.

Third, I am trying to get back into doodling.  I am going with the zentangle style.  I am trying to just let go and not think about it.  Just to let the doodle happen.  That is a lot harder than one would think it is.  At least for me.  I always judge my work.  And I am not very nice.

Finally, I am still paper crafting.  Right now my paper crafting is taking the form of pocket letters.  So much fun!  I have actually been doing some for blog tours!  I have done 2 so far and I believe I have 3 more scheduled!  Good thing I love to make those bad boys.

Other than that.  I am still coloring periodically - though I really should do more of it.  I know my mind could really use the calm and relaxation that it brings.  I actually took some coloring pages to Mom's Night Out this month so myself and some other moms could color while chatting and hanging out at Starbucks.

Anyways, that is what I have been up to.  What about you?  How have you been exploring your creative side?  Tell me!  Show me!  I want to hear!


  1. I always think I should learn how to knit, then I remember I'm not particularly fond of knitted things and would probably just end up with way too many scarves. :/

    I do like paper crafts, though. My co-blogger and I make greeting cards sometimes. I turned one she made into our blog theme!

    1. That is totally awesome that you did that.

      As far as crocheting goes...right now I think it is the devil. I just can't get it.