With a new year, comes new projects, and a lot of people have started Project Life for their new hobby in 2015. Partly to do with the growing popularity of planners, partly to do with YouTubers & Bloggers such as Lily Pebbles and Sprinkle of Glitter, and partly because it’s a fun idea.
I thought I’d attempt a little monthly summary post – who knows whether I will continue this, but I’m hoping to make it a tradition, as well as making sure that I update my blog more often.
Anyhow, welcome to 2015. How has yours been so far? Mine has been super busy, and there’s lots more to come for me this year, I’m sure of it. Here’s what I’ve been enjoying during January 2015…
Busy Busy = Not Enough Time to Craft
Life has been pretty busy recently, I must admit, and blogging has taken a back burner due to starting a new job, Christmas shopping, zumba, hula hooping (I’m doing quite well now – more on that in another post), spending time with friends and family, and trying to take care of myself more in general. The keeping busy has helped keep my head afloat, but I must admit that there have been times where everything has all gotten to be too much for me.
I would craft my cares away, but at the moment I am not feeling too inspired on the papercrafting side at least. I ordered some things which I think will inspire me, so here’s hoping I get my craft mojo back soon.
Christmas is Coming!
I can’t believe how close Christmas is now – my work Christmas do is on Friday and I’ve got my dress (from Collectif), my nails booked (at Final Nail in Brighton), and my blow dry booked in (at the fab Forde Hair on Brighton’s North Street).
There are still a few gifts to get though – come on, we can’t all be super organised!! If you’re still looking for something to get people in your life who may love crafting, baking, or similar things, then you’re in luck! I’ve come up with a nifty gift guide which should be able to help with at least a couple of people. And for me, when I see something someone else has discovered, my efficiency-seeking brain gets happy – more time for me, more time for craft, more time for baking, and more time for Netflix!
Anyway, let’s get on with the goodies.
When I was in Amsterdam a while back, I managed to visit HEMA a few times and loved it. My friend Tizz had mentioned over the years how much she loves it, and I was a little jealous that the Dutch had it, but we didn’t.
Image: Retail Week
But this month all changed. HEMA came to the UK They opened up a shop at Victoria, in London, plus two additional shops in Kingston and Bromley, which are in outer London.I’d joke and say that us sending Primark over the Rotterdam was the deal breaker!