Part of my inspiration for starting a personal blog has been getting ridiculously into a few girl-bloggers over in the States, who blog about everything that I love – namely crafting, pretty things and enviable lives. One such blog is Elsie Flannigan’s A Beautiful Mess. She recently started up a “simple goals” project to complete before the end of the year, and I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon, especially as it would be good to have some small and achievable things in my head as I move cities and start afresh.
1. Learn to use my camera properly – My Dad got me an amazing digital camera a while ago for my birthday and although I’ve taken some wicked photos on it, I haven’t put the time in to ACTUALLY understanding how it works or making use of all the features, and so I’m not using it as much as I could. So I will be taking more photos!
2. Make a nice nest – I am moving to Brighton in T- 3 weeks. Arrrghhh. I have found a really lovely little flat which is a little eccentric and full of 70s furniture, and I think I can make it into a great little home and haven for myself. So I will be unleashing the decorating demon within. I will definitely be making this wall out of clipboards, inspired by another great blog, Smile and Wave.
3. Craft more – Last year, I made an online shop and crafted some incredibly cute (if I say so myself) plushies to sell and fundraise for my trip to the Copenhagen climate change conference. I got SO excited when I sold my first thing to a total stranger. Because I’ve been so busy this year though, I haven’t made time to craft at all really, and the shop stands sad and empty. That will change!
4. Wear lipstick – This is a stupid goal, but I like it. This year is going to be a lipstick year. I’m going to be walking around Brighton and people will turn and say “who’s that cool girl wearing lipstick”? Yep. That’s the idea anyway. What?