Monday, January 16, 2012

Out of the Comfort Zone.

You may have noticed that I have been shaking up the VC product range a bit lately (how could you miss?). This is because I had a bit of an epiphany late in 2011 when I realised that I wasn't really heading in the direction I had orginally set out in with Verri Charmed. When I began, what I call "making stuff" in 2010 I wanted to incorporate vintage and upcyled products into the majority of my work, I also didn't want to get bogged down making the same stuff over and over again. I had a few hiccups and lost my way a little early in 2011 and hence strayed a bit from my path...... but I'm so happy to say I'm back doing what I love.

So I have set myself a little challenge for 2012 and that is to make,try, do something new each month. Of course I shall blog the results to keep myself on track. It's a way for me to continue to push past my comfort zone.

For January my first challenge was to make a cot quilt/blanket as a gift for a brand new bubba boy. I've not made something like this before, but I've wanted to for quite some time. I have started with something simple, because as we all know I don't like to read instructions, rather I just go ahead and blindly assume that I can make something that pops into my head. I'm sure the result is technically wrong... but hey I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

So lovely reader, I extend this challenge to you, perhaps you could shake things up a little each month and tell me about your results too? I'd love to hear about it! xx


  1. While I didn't loose my way, I did decide to try new things this year.

    I blogged about my first yesterday!

    Check it out

    Your quilt is simply lovely. I'm sure the little bubba will be ever so happy to receive it (and so will the mumma!)

  2. Sam, I'm going to join you on your challenge - bring on crafty goodness for 2012!