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By Renee Bennett

significant something – jan.15

In trying to decide what to do this month I can’t help but think how little time I will have available.

Yeah yeah I know we are all time poor people, but the kids are on school holidays, everything is still semi-closed or at least on holiday mode I hear you say you should have heaps of time. Sadly from the first week in January I am full-swing back into the busiest January work schedule I have had in some years.

Don’t get me wrong I’m not complaining but I have been looking for an easy project to undertake. Yes ok, a cop out.

So this month’s project is….

SS#JAN.15 – DOODLE-STITCH SWATCHES

AIM: To create a tonne of doodle-stitch swatches for use on design projects (aka use stitching as a relaxing activity in a month that will be manic to the max!).
TIMEFRAME: 1 month

Keep track of progress on Instagram and I will report back in a month to let you know how it went!

By Renee Bennett

significant something – dec.14 wrap-up

Well this is the first significant something wrap-up (yay I did it).

As introduced here this month saw the beginning of the significant something projects. A wreath. Sounds so simple. Not so.

I had in my mind this magically perfect wreath of poms poms and felt. In reality there was no time for pom poms (you know December can be a little crazy) or perfectly cut circles of felt.

So I drew on my skills learnt at a workshop I undertook at the Burrawang DNA Festival with Alex Faulkiner. Messy stitching or doodle-stitching as I like to refer to it.

So in summary my wreath is messy woollen balls stitched together and decorated with feature stitches of nothing. And I love it! Enjoy.

Have you ever made a wreath? Did it work out perfectly for you?

By Renee Bennett

something significant – dec.14

Welcome to the second first ‘significant something’.

About 18 months ago I decided to try my hand at this blogging jazz. I did some courses. I tested the waters. And I started to get my groove on. But it still didn’t feel quite right. I took a break and got my head around a few things about my business, my crafting, my art and exactly what is was that I wanted to put out there.

One little idea about a self-project challenge resulted in ‘significant something’. A month long project I decide I want to do … and well basically I do it.

The idea is to hold me accountable for completing something with my hands. As a designer I spend a huge amount of time at the computer and I miss the tactile experience of accomplishing something with my hands.

So to kick things off, I have decided on something festive.

SS#DEC.14 – Christmas wreath

AIM: To use a heap of felt and wool/strand I have lying around the studio to create a felt circle/pom pop-esque door wreath.
TIMEFRAME: 1 month

Keep track of progress on Instagram and I will report back in a month to let you know how it went!

significant something – jan.15
significant something – dec.14 wrap-up
something significant – dec.14