Is it still January?! This month has already been far too long and to pass the time I have filled more nights than I care to mention with re-runs of Kirstie’s Handmade Britain. The programme is my guilty pleasure and I find myself pretty envious of our Kirst as she travels up and down the country learning new skills from super talented craftspeople only returning to spend time in a gorgeous Devonshire cottage. No fair.
Anyway, watching KHMB has given me an itch to learn some new crafts over the course of the year and I figured that if I write my ambitions here, I will be committed to fulfilling them! So here goes, these are the top 5 new crafts that I want to learn/attempt this year:
Specifically knitting a woolly hat. I love the idea of being able to choose some wool, pick up some knitting needles and follow a pattern to come up with a snuggly little winter accessory. I am going to try and self-teach this skill using YouTube and books (and hopefully a little help from some friends) so that I can share the best resources on here for newbie knitters like me.
Winter is probably the best time to learn how to knit – I’m thinking, log fires and the click clack of knitting needles which in reality is probably going to sound quite different *cue the sound of grumbles of frustration* – and besides, I’d like to make use of my woolly hat. Plan is to get going with this one first.
- Homemade cordials
Elderflower cordial may be one of my favourite drinks ever so I am dying to give making it myself ago. Elder blossoms at the start of the summer so as soon as everything starts warming up a bit I shall be off for a forage!
Definitely inspired by some of the creations demonstrated on Kirstie’s Handmade Britain. I love the idea of turning some broken crockery into something new, beautiful and most importantly useful.
My Yankee Candle addiction is getting out of hand. Time to create my own!
I was lucky enough to receive a gorgeous Cath Kidston scrapbook for Christmas filled with enough blank pages to document a whole year. Scrapbooking is much more than just sticking photos in a book and I am looking forward to working on this keep-sake project.
So there you have it – wish me luck (and advice is always welcome)! Are there any new crafts you are looking to try this year?