Sunday, January 01, 2017

#CreativeKickstart October, November and December

#CreativeKickstart is a hashtag to share what we've been making and being inspired by each month, created by my merfriend Cuttlefishlove. I kept up with it for a few months in 2015 but then lost track. In 2016 I wanted to post a photo for each month, so that I could look back at the end of the year and see my creative journey. The last quarter of 2016 got pretty hectic for me, but I was determined to finish my year of #CreativeKickstart, so here are the photos for October, November and December!
In October

  • I took part in Inktober for the second time, and in my opinion did much better this time. I produced some work I really like, experimented more, and developed a love for working with ink. 
  • I worked on knitting a mushroom hat, which went wrong several times but which I still persevered with.
  • I worked on a pumpkin print dress, which challenged my dressmaking skills.

In November
  • I carried on working on the pumpkin dress, and started two other dresses in a similar style, using fabrics from my stash.
  • I fell back on the pick up and put down ease of crocheting granny hexagons in the second half of the month, when we were thinking about moving, as I was wary of starting any more new projects. 

In December
  • I struggled with most of my creative supplies being packed away in boxes and not having any time to work on creative projects. But I still managed to start work on some mittens while travelling on public transport.
  • I started on the Nix hoodie from Morph knitwear, a pattern that I have really wanted to try for a long time. I realised that my knitting interests had changed over the course of the year, and I want to focus on more interesting textures and shapes.
  • I started preparing my planner for the new year, by making planner inserts from an old diary and old thrifted books.
So that concludes a whole year of #CreativeKickstart! I'm really glad I stuck with it, it's going to be interesting to look back on. I don't think I'll be continuing as rigidly with Creative Kickstart in 2017, but I will be taking part in plenty of other creative challenges!


  1. You've made so many lovely things!
    I'd like to know more about your planner if you want to share it.

    1. Thank you! I'm going to do a post on my planner I think, hopefully within the next fortnight.

  2. Ooh I'm so excited to see how the pumpkin dress turns out, the fabric you've got for it looks lovely - I love pumpkins, there's just something lovely about them! And I like the sound of the mittens you were working on too - can't wait to see the finished pieces! You've already done a lot, and these posts are always really inspiring to read, as they get my creative mind running too! - Tasha