The Ultimate Guide to Getting Your Craft on

So you've bought the craft kit or components in order to create the item of your desire only to feel a bit stuck! You want to make that thing but the fear of it not ending up perfect has you ground to a halt or maybe you are feeling a tad overwhelmed by it all. Whatever the reason for feeling stuck in your tracks here’s a few ways to get moving again.


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Think about your surroundings. Is your place cluttered and uninspiring? I'm not saying Feng Shui your way to better results but having a clear work space can help. Yes an artist’s area may not always be clear but I'm sure they've filled it intentionally with components that inspire them and they want to play with. Perhaps put pictures and/or motivational quotes on the wall. You could even create a moodboard to help you feel inspired that can be visibly seen and will inspire you. Look through your old books and magazines; create Pinterest boards whether they are secretive or public. If you like to work while music is on put that on tune in to what works for you. 

Perhaps there’s a group or linky that is in line with what you want to achieve. Schedule in when it’s going to happen and turn up. For me there are a few craft groups that I’d like to join in with so I've printed off a month to view calendar page and made a note when these are running.

Make yourself accountable. Many groups will run on the basis of having an accountability partner. For example, a craft group may set an activity to make something. Then you’re teamed up with someone in which to make the item for.

Know your ‘why’. Why did you decide to do x or y? If it’s to further your knowledge and skill set or keep healthy and fit. Remind yourself of this and keep showing up.

I hope I've inspired you now to get your craft on. Do let me know what works for you in the comment section. I look forward to reading your answers.



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  1. Great hints and tips here thank you for linking up! #sharethejoy Lizzie xoxo

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    1. You're welcome Lizzie. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  2. Great suggestions and ways of getting on with it! I need to do some of these things myself! Hope you enjoy whatever you are making.

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  3. good idea. I have a painting that I have been meaning to paint for about six months now. I just never seem to be able to get round to it. Pen x #sharethejoylinky

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    1. Sounds like you could make a date with yourself to do it. x

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  4. Love all your points! Accountability, Why, Schedule...perfect! I wish I could sit in Starbucks all day and smell coffee. That would probably help me best stay on point! Haha. #MMBC

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    1. Thank you. I can almost smell the coffee now.

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  5. I love crafts, the ideas come to me at random times and situations but usually around planning an activity session with our holiday guests. #sharethejoy

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    1. Oh procrastination is so easy to fall into if we let it.

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  7. Hehe, I have a craft box sitting there untouched! It's definitely one where we easily procrastinate. I think having a clear workspace and some sort of linky to join is definitely good motivation!
    #MarvMondays

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  8. So inspiring, thank you! :) I love your planner and notebooks! I have a growing notebook collection and I'm not even sorry about it ;)

    #PoCoLo

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    1. You're welcome. Thank you, I do find surrounding yourself with things you love help. Enjoy them.

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  9. Great tips! I've just started getting in to crafts so I will take note of the advice! #ThatFridayLinky

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  10. Hi Helena, your tips are spot on. It's been a long time since I've crafted, but I do find it easier to get on and blog when I am focused and there is less clutter around.

    xx

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    1. Thank you Debbie. I agree these tips can help with blogging too.

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  11. Fantastic tips and ideas Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

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  12. Brilliant suggestions - I always look at my pretty craft things and end up procrastinating, mostly with the anxiety that I'm just going to mess it up! #FortheloveofBLOG

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    1. Thank you. Don't let the fear of perfection cripple your enjoyment of creating.

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  13. I llove be doing crafts in class with the kids and we have made some great things this year. I've been thinking about blogging them but I never craft myself. Perhaps I should! I'd love to learn to crochet. #POCOLO

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    1. Sounds like a challenge to me. I admire that you craft with so many in school.

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  14. I"m a useless crafter, but have no doubt I will have to learn to get better at is as my daughter gets older! I will refer to these tips when I need to get my craft on!! #fortheloveofBLOG

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    1. You never know she may not be in to art and craft. Children are all different.

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  15. Great tips. I love crafting and my children do too. It's so addictive! Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

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  16. I love a spot of crafting and this post is such a great idea.Thanks for linking up #postsfromtheheart

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  17. Some lovely tips there. I can never get my craft on very well if I know there is something else that needs to be done. It always feels a bit of a luxury somehow. Thank you for sharing with the #DreamTeam

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    1. Thank you. It's good to have some luxury me time now and again.

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  18. It can all be overwhelming can't it? I think creating space and knowing the why are great tips for life in general, let alone for getting your craft on. Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

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  19. Great tips Helena, I'm sure I'll be referring to this in the future!
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo.
    (Sorry for the epically late comment!)

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