Thursday, October 3, 2013

Kit making....

One thing I know about myself is that I love a new idea.  
It doesn't take that much effort to distract me onto a new path. 
 So I often have lots of things on the go at various stages of completion. 
I don't forget my older projects, I just love starting new things.  
The beginning of a project is one of my favourite creative stages, so much enthusiasm and enjoyment.  Sometimes things stall a bit after that, and progress slows down, and I start thinking about different things and then I am distracted again!  

I have stuck with crochet though, too much to love to be distracted onto a different craft! :)
Crochet has been good for me in that often projects are small and quick and 'finishable' in that first enthusiastic stage.  I have completed more crochet projects than any other crafty endeavour I have had a go at before.

So today I have been working on a slow burn type project, that I started in a burst of energy a couple of months ago, then had to wait for some pieces to fall into place and lost a bit of momentum.  
But I am back onto it now!
I have been putting together little 'star making' crochet kits from the crochet stars that I made earlier in the year; winding wool onto bobbin cards, printing off instructions, making labels, and so on. 
 I am going to have to find a nice brown paper bag tomorrow to package 
it in, as the ones I had lined up are too small. :(

I am planning a couple of different stars, I have been doing a Christmas one today, and I will do a nice colourful one tomorrow.  I think they would make an easy fun project for a crafty person.

I really want to get these together and in my shop as soon as I can!  I am definitely trying to follow through on this idea! No Distractions!!
I will show you the finished kits as soon as I can, can't wait to get these done.

What have you been up to today?

Joining in with Christina's Made by Hand linky thing.


  1. Think your kit is a great idea and these stars are pretty pretty!

  2. What a fun idea, I can see these might sell well as Christmas stocking fillers too, bravo.

  3. I was so excited to read about your kits! I would love to try making your star, but as I'm a "forever beginner" I've been a bit hesitant to attempt one. But this way, & with your lovely yarn, I would give it a try! I am absolutely smitten with your colors ~ it is as if you read my mind & use all my favorites. I hope the shipping won't be too cost-prohibitive though, as I live in the U.S. :-) Is Attila helping you with the kits? He is such a beautiful ginger kitty! My Jasper looked just like Attila when he was young, & lived to almost 19. (This picture of him was taken about a month before he passed away.....) He was the love of my cat life.
    Have fun with the brown bag search; hope you find just what you're looking for!
    <3 Lisa in Oregon <3

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  5. I love your star and would definitely be up for buying one of your Star Kits when they go on sale in your shop :)

    Good luck with your venture
    Sally xxx

  6. Hi Jules
    That's such a lovely idea - and I'm sure they'll go like hot cakes. You're a clever thing !
    Kate x

  7. Great idea Jules, I will buy one! Please let us know when they are ready and please reserve one for me. I promise to purchase.

  8. Wow, you make amazing things! I follow your blog, love the colours you use!!

    Have a nice weekend,

    't Bezige Bijtje

  9. I love your kits Jules!!! The stars look gorgeous and I'd pop on over to your shop and buy one for sure - perfect for my Xmas crafting and I'd love to have 1 (or even a few) in my home for sure..

    Take Care
    Jodie xx

  10. They look lovely! :) Perfect for Christmas gifts! x

  11. Well, I am just the same... I have so many new ideas popping around like soda bubbles in my head I just can't make myself finish one thing before I start on another... Looks like a lovely little crochet kit you've got going there. And talking shops, I know you have used Storenvy before... I am looking at different alternatives as I want to make my Yarn shop "real". What is your experience if you don't mind me asking?

    My Rose Valley


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