Friday 17 December 2021

My favourite things about long term craft projects

I love a long term craft project, and I've shared several completed ones here on the blog. Probably the craft project that I was working on for the longest was this one - Three Things sampler by Moira Blackburn - which took me about seven years on and off! Mainly because it was the craft project that I was working on while being busy having babies, and there were very long periods where I didn't get to work on it at all!

Three Things by Moira Blackburn sampler completed

I now have another large cross stitch project which I must admit I haven't picked up for a while (I'm intending to work hard on my cross stitch next year!) It's a large antique map, it's really lovely and one that I had my eye on for quite a time, but it's proving to be very complicated. There's a very fancy border with lots of similar colours, and I'm still getting my head around the best way to work on it. 

Olde World cross stitch map kit in progress

There are lots of reasons that I prefer to work on one or two long term craft projects at a time rather than lots of smaller ones, and here are some of them:

* I don't like having lots of stuff around the house. I like my craft projects to have a purpose or be decorative, but there is only so much cross stitch that you can have on display and only so many blankets that you can realistically use. 

* I enjoy working towards a goal. I like to break a larger project down into easily finished sections so that I can see my progress. 

* I like sharing my progress on a project, here on the blog and on social media.

* I appreciate having a project that is always there ready to be worked on, rather than having to gather supplies together for a new project when I'm in a crafty mood.

I'll soon be working out and sharing my crafting goals for 2022, I'm hoping that I will be able to get plenty of crafting done next year!

1 comment:

  1. I have a couple of cross stitch projects on the go and have for at least a year. I will get them finished eventually.
    The map looks beautiful. Good luck with working on it. x


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