Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Making & Giving

So erh, I have a lot of wool, it's a problem, I get excited about all the things I want to make and I buy.
To be fair I usually buy only in sales and I've started getting better at buying quality as supposed to quantity.

Above is at the end of my bed, there's one big box, three bags. Oh and see those draws on the right? They're full too...and it doesn't stop there...

...that's my currently working on or near future projects.

One of my goals for this year was to finish more projects. So I've decided that this year, most of the presents I get my friends for their birthdays will be made by yours truly. It'll be great to put love into all those balls of wool that have just been sitting there waiting to be made into something special.

I've already worked out a few projects, but they're a secret for now.

Oh I'm also in the process of re-designing the blog. Designing all day and all night too!


Thursday, January 9, 2014

Organised Chaos

Being home alone is a wonderful thing especially when you still live at home with your parents because you're hoping that soon, maybe, one day you'll be able to afford a home of your own without having to rent. REAL LIFE I was sitting here listening to Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds winding down from thursday of the first week back of work, when I looked over at my desk, the last light of the day was coming in my window and it was creating great shadows, so I had to take a snap.That sounded like an awful lot of wank. Let me try again I was sitting in my underwear, singing obscenely loudly, looked at my desk went "oooh" and took a photo. Choose whichever writing style suits you best.Organised chaos is possibly the best way to describe my workspace at home. It's also a great way to describe my mind. Don't they say something like Tidy Home, Tidy Mind? I'm quite an anally retentive person, yet I find so much comfort in chaos, I don't think I could be creative without a little mess, there's something sinister about really clean spaces.

Friday, January 3, 2014

2014, Twenty Fourteen, Two Thousand and Fourteen

Firstly Happy New Year! I was thinking about New Years Resolutions and how I feel like they just aren't for me. I looked back to my 2013 post last year to see what I had said about Resolutions and I chose to write goals instead of resolutions, things that might get achieved. I even forgot I wrote these goals...but anyway these were the Goals:

So Hooray, I did indeed get most of the things I wanted to do done, I wanted to go to more gigs spend time with friend and live my life more, and I definitely feel like I did that. I continued to take more photos, which can be proven by this blog and although I didn't think it would happen I travelled this year! Not just to another state in Australia but SCANDINAVIA, I still can't believe that all fell into place.

The only goal I don't feel I achieved was Selling things at markets, because I didn't, I realised how hard it is for me to create stock to sell, because it's just me making my products. But that being said, as of the end of 2013 I've had 11 sales and 14 individual items sold, which is so much more than I was expecting. And that is no bad thing.

So onto 2014, these are my new 4 goals for the year:

Finish Things: I spend a lot of my spare time starting projects without finishing them, whether it be little bits of design or knitting and crochet projects. I need to apply myself a smidgen better and finish things!

Declutter: I was going to say "move out" which is something I'd love to do this year, but it's not guaranteed and it's something that's out of my control. So I changed it to Declutter, because I have a lot of things I don't need and if and when I do move out, I don't want to take useless things with me.

Photographs: As with last year I want to keep taking photos every chance I get

Go Travel: I've included this again as although I don't think I'll be going anywhere internationally this year, some sort of trip to keep my sanity would be important. You should always travel.

So yeah, that's my plan. 

Let me know if you have any goals or if you like resolutions I'd love to hear them!