I craft for way more than 30 minutes a day, but I still feel like this #30for30crafting challenge that Jess from The Crafting Geek set up will be extremely beneficial for me.
When talking about my creative process I mentioned losing momentum on projects and leaving them unfinished. This happens way more than I wish it did, so I’m going to use this challenge as an opportune to revive some of them.
For at least 30 minutes a day I will set aside my current project and pick up one of these almost finished WIP.
I finished all the squares for this months ago and I even figured out a layout and started joining a little. But joining granny squares is not my idea of a good time, so there are a million projects I would rather work on.
This one isn’t as bad because there isn’t any joining involved since it’s a giant granny square. I just kind of lost steam and haven’t been interested in working on it. I really don’t have that much more to do, so I think if I start devoting little increments of time it can get finished.
Joining hexagons for my quilt
I love making hexagons, I find basting to be extremely relaxing and satisfying. But I don’t love the process of joining them together. I was originally going to wait until the end but decided it was probably best for me to slowly join over time so I don’t drive myself insane in the end.
French knot color wheel
I could have easily been done with this by now if I kept working on it with the same fervor as when I started. I love how this looks and I want to finish it so I can hang it up, I just have been distracted by other things! But 30 minutes of French knots fills up quite a bit, this piece is pretty tiny.
Originally I had set a deadline for myself with this, but quickly realized it should just be an ongoing project. I’m sure eventually I will declare it finished, but I am nowhere near that point right now. I’m enjoying adding new colors and trying out new stitches. I like working on it but always reach for something that has a more definite end to it, something I can see more progress on.
Are you taking part in the 30 for 30 crafting challenge? Even though it’s a few days into June, it’s not to late to join in! There’s a lot of fantastic projects at Instagram if you search #30for30crafting