As you all know by now, I love crafting and anything that is colorful & creative. This year, I am planning to try and focus on 3-4 arts & crafts. I am taking a week long break from streaming. I am catching up on some house chores & organization, looking for a cheap flight to the Philippines and researching about the arts & crafts that I want to try, that I will also incorporate in our small, existing soap biz.
1st from my list is calligraphy.
There are so many nice modern calligraphy books on Amazon too. But I’ll wait on that. I was quite tempted to get 1 already, but I resisted. I’ll just wait when I’m in the Philippines. Somehow, it’s cheaper there. 😀 And I would like to be able to leaf through the pages and see how the inside of the book looks like. I have a Kindle but with books like these I prefer an actual book.
2nd on my list is knitting. This has been forever on my list. I’ve dabbled a bit on knitting last year. I bought a pair of needles, knitting spool & a knitting loom. I loomed a scarf for Poni. This time I want to try hand-knitting bulky yarn, like really bulky. I am planning to hand-knit some infinity scarves, a shawl/blanket. I am just too frugal at times. I find bulky yarn/wool expensive. But I’m going to really do this, this year. So come next winter, I am prepared. 😀
3rd on my list is candle making. I want to try candle making because I really like candles. And I want to add them in our Berry Raccoon line of products. I am planning to use soy wax for candle making. I still have to go through my fragrance oil stash that I use for soap making because I might be able to use some for candle making. I have a really nice concept for the packaging but I’ll just share a picture once I am there. 😀
So yeah, those are the 3 artsy-craft-sy things that I want to try this year.
*featured image is a screenshot of the calligraphy set I got from Amazon.de; so photo credit goes to them