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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Who do you make for?

We all start a hobby because it is something that appeals to us, we enjoy it and it relaxes us – takes us away from the everyday stresses and strains.  But as we move forward into developing our skills and expertise, the way we see our craft changes.
 
I started as very rigid, I would make a card or a project for a specific reason or person, but as I have travelled in my crafty journey I find I make things without rhyme or reason, but as the project progresses a person or a reason forms in my mind.
 
A mixture of the two approaches works well, because when you look through Pinterest or Google and find some amazing creations you can experiment and enjoy ‘playing’ with techniques and materials, learning how they feel and change.  Sometimes it’s nice to have a lot of ‘stuff’ to work with and sometimes it’s nice to limit your palette. 
 
With the new Annual Catalogue around the corner, it can be daunting to know what you need and what you want.  Here are a few samples I have made using current and soon to be products, limiting my range to
keep it simple.

   
 
If all this sounds daunting, why don’t you start off with some straight-forward projects?  Come to my ‘Project Class’ on Saturday 21st May and you can pick one of the three project kits available, all including instructions.  The best bit – you only pay for the Kit!

Remember to check out the retired list, there are some goodies that will be missed when they are gone.


 

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