My masterplan has three main aims
- To complete something everyday.
- Use resources I already have to free up space.
- Save money
I have a cupboard full of fabric and haberdashery most of was impulse buys, charity store or jumble sale finds and left overs from previous projects. There are also boxes of miscellaneous craft resources, which have now been sorted by category to save time hunting, who knew I had accumulated that many zips?
I have a tendency to have several projects on the go at once and even more in my head, then I waste time deciding which project to work on, so I thought if I challenge myself to complete a project before starting a new one I might achieve more.
My first project was a pleated skirt. It did take me two days to complete but I am counting it as a minor success because it is finished. It would have been quicker if I had followed a pattern but as usual I made it up as I went along.
Well that was yesterday. Today was not so good, having discovered several bags of zips it seemed a good idea to try one of the many ways of upcycling a zip. I found a tutorial on making a bracelet which looked nice and seemed simple enough. The instructions said to pass over a candle which I did, the first one caught fire and snapped. The second one wasn’t much better then I burnt my finger(checking if it was still hot). That’s when I decided to give up and find out where I was going wrong. Apparently you only pass it over the flame briefly not wait for it to char.
That brings me to here, now do I make something quick or fail on my second day. I did make about 15 paper aeroplanes at work today but that doesn’t really count.