Somewhere I can let out my inner crafter without being labeled as even more insane.

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A new beginning for a new level of craftiness

When I was younger, I was rather crafty. Rather bad at it, but I gave it my all. But then big school happened, and the crafting fell by the wayside. Now this summer I’ve decided to get crafty again, and was really excited about this. However, no-one else seemed to be, so I decided to set up a blog to share my craftyness and hopefully meet some like-minded crafters to learn from (because, let’s face it, I haven’t exactly improved in my years away from crafting).

My desire to get crafty again sprang from knitting the Creature( more normally known as my sister) a pair of socks for her birthday. Okay, so I maybe lied a bit, I’m fairly good at knitting. Whilst knitting them, I was suddenly struck by ‘the sock bug’, which is impossible to describe to anyone who doesn’t have it.

The Creature’s birthday present

And after that there was no stopping the ball rolling. I’ve started cross-stitching, card sewing, and am thinking of learning crochet this summer, time allowing(which it probably won’t). Why is there never enough time to do everything you want to?

Speaking of time, I’ve got to go and finish tidying up my crafting things. See ya!

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Julia's Creative Year

my year of trying to be more creative in different ways

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The Art of Knitting

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