The Craft Journal: July 8th

Ths week’s art journaling prompt was all about mindfulness

Hello crafters!

I hope you have had a lovely weekend! I have had a few crafty projects on the go over the last week but I didn’t get quite as much done as I would have liked. For some reason I have been feeling very washed out lately, but it seems to be improving. Anyway, it’s time to begin our round up of crafty happenings!#

Look out for bracelets like this one later in the week!

Monday 8th July

On Monday I shared my completed four week challenge on our Instagram page. I felt very pleased with the page in my journal and honestly, I have missed making my daily drawings since I finished! I think that I might have to keep the habit up because it definitely helped me to feel more positive about my achievements! If you want to see the final picture from the four week challenge, check out our Instagram page here.

I also edited and published the second video in the Harry Potter knit your own hat series. If you would like to see that video, you can watch it here.

With it being Monday, I also published last week’s instalment of The Craft Journal, you can read that here!

I also made some more scrap book pages for Mr Crafts

Tuesday 9th July

Having spent some of last week making scrap book pages, I finally sat down to sort through all of the South Africa photos to get some printed for another scrap book. As I was ordering photos I also ordered some of Mr Crafts’ PhD graduation so I can finish making his scrap book! In all there were over 4000 photos from South Africa so it took me quite a while to go through them all.

One of Rushdens Lakes’ residents

Wednesday 10th July

I had a fab meeting at Stanwick Lakes on Wednesday to organise an immersion day for the guys and girls at Bourne 2 Care. We will be learning all about the Roman settlement of our local area and having a lot of fun! We are very excited and can’t wait for the day to come!

After my meeting I headed up the road to Rushden Lakes. First I stopped off to get some craft supplies for the immersion day, then I stopped in to pick up some shampoo and conditioner. I had a five pound voucher to spend in Paperchase so I went and got some post cards for postcrossing. Afterwards I filmed some footage for this the art journaling series. This week we learned about mindfulness in journaling. If you would like to see the video, click here.

Experimenting with Runes

Thursday 11th July

I started (another) crochet project today. A friend of mine is expecting a baby early next year so I decided I would make some baby clothes. I’ve never made baby clothe before but The pattern I found on Ravelry was beautifully simple and worked up very quickly. I had most of the project finished in one day with only the sleeve and button band left to make up! You will find the pattern here (it is free to download, if you don’t have a Ravelry account you will need to make one – it is free to join!). Scroll down to Friday for pictures of my finished baby jacket!

As well as the crochet project I started I also filmed, edited and uploaded a jewellery making project. If you would like to see that video, click here.

I also started to prepare the craft packs for the immersion day and I experiemented with some more craft idease for the Settler’s of the Nene Valley project.

The finished baby jacket is very pretty

Friday 12th July.

I had a lovely afternoon with the woolly workers and all but finished the baby jacket. I picked up my photos from Tesco and at home added the finishing touches to the baby jacket. Mr Crafts and I started to get a few things ready for the weekend as we were having a family roast dinner at our house on the Saturday.

Earlier in the week I received a very exciting email, which I would love to be able to share with you, but unfortunately I am sworn to secrecy at the moment. This email was related to a very exciting phone call I received (which again must remain secret for now)  and it asked me to create a video, no longer than 20 minutes. However I had to be in the video (as the regulars will know I usually do top down videos showing only my hands) and the video had to be unedited! So I had to take the whole video in one shot!

In the video I show how I make a scrap book page, and I have to say, I think that the filming went pretty well. I just hope the folks behind the email think the same!

Planning a scrapbook page

Saturday 13th July

Mr Crafts did a fantastic job of cooking the roast dinner, it was really delicious. We had a great day and I showed a sneak premier of the video I made. In the evening I did more work on the Disney scrapbook.

Sunday 14th July

I had a very lazy Sunday. I spent all day scrap booking and finally finished the Disney scrap book over 18 months after the trip! All the left over Disney photos are in albums and I now have a very large hole in the shelves where all the photos and tickets etc. were staying!

All the magic of Disney, condensed into one scrapbook!

That’s all for now! I’m sure there will be plenty more scrap booking photos in the future!

Take care

George

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