An ever so brief introduction to the blog. This personal blog space has been around in one form or another since 2010. It focuses on making, creativity, and clothing. Thank you for being here with me. - xo, Holly

16
Apr
2010
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Day Two

Hopefully in a few days I’ll start coming up with more interesting blog titles than “day one,” “day two,” “day three,” etc.

Climbing Trellis

Today’s paperwork hour was spent fixing little things in the pattern for “Climbing Trellis,” a small, simple, zig zag scarf, great for using small amounts of hand spun yarn. As well as writing a description for “The Arrowhead Stole.”

Inside Front Cover Back Inside Cover

Decorated front and back inside covers of my small sketch book. The front (the brown and green) was done yesterday, and the back (red and orange) today. The colors are slightly more vibrant in real life, but over all these are pictures are fairly good representations.

Holly

15
Apr
2010
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Day One

So far so good. I spent today’s designing hour organizing and sending out emails.
While that wasn’t the plan, but I’m letting it go. The plan was to spend around 20 minutes organizing and making to do lists, and then start crossing things off the to do list. In reality the making of to do lists took between 45 and 50 minutes, and so I just spend the last 10 or 15 minutes sending emails.
I didn’t realize just how many projects I have in the works, but it’s a whole hell of a lot. Maybe around 20 or so in varying states of completion. I mean I knew there were a lot, just not that many. Looking on the bright side that means I won’t run out of things to do.

As today’s piece of art I decorated the front inside cover of my small sketch book, however it’s too dark to take pictures, so I’ll post those in tomorrow’s post. I also started decorating the back cover, but that’s still a work in progress.

Holly

13
Apr
2010
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Modified 10kH

Inspired by Miss. Violet’s 10k hours project I’ve decided to re-attempt doing one (or in this case two) things everyday for an extended period of time. I’ve tried this in the past with little success after the first month or so. However, I’m hoping that by making this public and being held accountable, even if it’s only to a handful of friends, that this attempt will be more successful.

The first project is rather self explanatory, and rather easy to blog. Create one piece of art everyday. Track time. Blog. I’m using the term art very loosely. For example, finishing a complex knitting, embroidery, or sewing project totally counts as art. However, a stockinette cap doesn’t.

The second project is less self explanatory, and much harder to blog. Work on knitwear design paperwork for one hour everyday. Progress on this project will be much easier to quantify, but rather boring to blog. So I’m thinking that I might only update progress on this project once or twice a week.

I’m going to start this on the 15th. By then the show I’m working on will have opened and the kinks worked out, and there is a tiny bit of time between school deadlines to get this off the ground. At the moment I’m not sure exactly how long I’ll be continuing this, but I’m hoping at least a year.

Holly