It’s very nearly a year since I first had the idea for the Moments Journal, and a few months now since it’s been out in the world and being used by people who bought copies through supporting my Kickstarter campaign (thank you! - I can’t keep saying that enough!), so I thought it was time for a bit of an update.
Do you ever end up bookmarking links, making notes of things to read, storing up shows to watch on TV, and compiling a podcast list it’ll take you weeks to get through? Yeah, me too. And I’ve been thinking for a while about how I could find a useful way to start bringing some of them together to share with you.
So I’m going to do it here. In a new series for the blog where I’ll pull together on a regular basis a selection of the things and people that are inspiring me, giving me things to think about, or that I just plain love and think you will too.
I haven’t done a crafty post in a while, so I thought it was about time I rectified that situation!
Last September at the Handmade Fair I met Moira Fuller who runs Craftiosity - a craft kit subscription service - and loved some of the different projects she had on display that had been made using the different monthly kits. Although I’m not really in a position to commit to a new box every month - there just aren’t enough hours free for all the different crafts I want to try! - the Craftiosity Christmas shop provided the perfect opportunity to purchase a single kit to try.
I eventually got round to opening the box at the end of January (I mentioned the not enough time thing. right?) and was absolutely delighted with the contents and what I’ve manged to make from them!
Hello! How are you? I feel like I’m still getting my blogging mojo back after the Christmas break - we’re now in February and I’m beginning to get back into the swing of things! Do you struggle with motivation and energy and motivation at this time of year? I think it’s pretty normal to be honest, after all it’s winter, daylight hours are short, the weather can be grim, and we’d much rather be hibernating. Still, it’s good to take some time to recharge our batteries, and not rush headlong into big plans that will burn us out before spring.
On that note, I want to share a bit about how I’ve been focusing on what matters to me, identifying the kinds of moments I want to have more of, and let you know about a way I can help you to do the same.
Hello! How’re things going? Hit the Christmas panic yet? Yeah, me too.
Let’s not think about that for now though, instead I want to tell you about a brilliant event I attended last month - Work Like a Woman Day, hosted by the Business & IP Centre at the British Library in London.
One of the things I love most about spending time on social media is the community aspect - I’ve become part of a number of groups over the years, and they definitely help me to feel connected with others doing similar work to me, or those with similar interests or outlooks. I’ve also formed friendships with a number of individuals, and even though we may never meet in real life, I still treasure them as much as people I’ve known for years.