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Whose idea was it to start Create 52 right before silly season? Obviously I was ridiculously busy in the lead up to Christmas like everyone else and I’m back in work now & have things on 4 weekends out of 5 this month so I’m waaaay behind. There goes New Year’s Resolution number 1 – be better at organising blog posts and Project Life in advance. Must try harder.

So I’m kind of back on track with Create 52 as of week 2 of January and I’ve started off with something simple. I’d love to say I bought a blank pin board & went from there but that would be a complete lie. I bought the board, from Forever 21, with the black map already printed on it. I bought it last September so I’m not sure if it’s still available but I’ve seen some other options online. I’d also love to see some creative people adding their own maps to pin boards. I just picked up some pins (I couldn’t find a size I wanted so I had to buy dress making pins and cut them). I added a white pin to where I live (Ireland) and red pins to all of the places I’ve been up until now. I’m toying with the idea of adding another colour to places I plan to go but I’m not sure yet.

Finally I chose a quote I like that was short and simple and added it to the board using Amy Tangerine Thickers.



I’m excited to share my first project from my new Create 52 project. I bought this plain canvas really cheap in a chain shop (Euro Giant) and used a gold sharpie for the quote.

The quote is from the song Swinging on a Star by Bing Crosby. My grandad sang this song constantly and you would often hear him saying “or would you rather be a fish?” to himself.

It’s up on my wall now & I will think of him every time I see it.

Create 52

I’m majorly impressed with those people who take part in Craft 365 projects. Like 365. As in a different craft project each DAY for a YEAR. I wouldn’t even attempt it because I honestly don’t think I’d make it through an entire week. For one, there are some days I’m so tired after work that thinking is difficult and two, I’m really not creative enough to come up with that many craft ideas. 

So with that in mind I’ve decided I’m going to attempt a Create 52 project. I’m calling it Create 52 because it could include anything from sewing projects to scrap-booking spreads to baked goods. Some will be pretty small projects that I can  do in a few hours and some will be bigger projects that I can work on each evening for the week. 

I haven’t decided what way I’ll share the projects here yet but I’m going to attempt to share them every Sunday.

I hope some people will join me or share some project ideas along the way.