#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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!