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make something do craft embrace the weekendThere is something deeply satisfying about creating something yourself, making things with our hands taps into our most primal of instincts. From the dawn of early humans we have been creating for pleasure and necessity. Cave paintings and tiny sculptures played a part in prehistoric peoples lives as well as ‘useful crafts’ such as shelters and clothing.

You can read about why I have started this project Le Weekend by following the link and you can join in on Instagram using the hashtag #leweekend52.

embrace the weekend and craft something leweekend52The act of creation gives you a sense of completion and achievement that we often lack in our everyday lives. Household chores are cyclical, (and never ending)! Our jobs often have tasks which stretch out in front of us with no real conclusion. Psychologists have researched goal pursuit completion and how it impacts on our happiness and well being. Imagine how wonderful you will feel choosing a small project that you can make in a weekend. Something physical, a tangible object that will serve as a reminder of that happiness when you return to your week day grind.

embrace the weekend and make something the love of craft“The moment a man starts to talk about technique that’s proof that he is fresh out of ideas.”

Raymond Chandler

I have been teaching craft courses for many years now and one thing I hear over and over again is, “I am not creative”, pah! That is not important children do not worry about what the outcome will be,  they play, and process is key. Whatever your ability play and complete the project and be proud of your achievement. Starting a new project is as exhilarating as falling in love, filled with wonder and uncertainty. It is emotionally arousing and filled with the most natural motivator we know – novelty! All the ingredients you need to complete a project in a weekend.

Bon weekend mes amis


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    Micaela Levachyov

    January 18, 2019

    I love this post. I am really crafty myself and spend a lot of my weekends crocheting. I have just started to learn bookbinding which is really fantastic! Have you ever tried it?

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    January 18, 2019

    I am the least creative person on the planet! I am so envious of your creativity. But I will listen to your advice and just go with it! I will start by buying a sewing kit!

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    Rhian westbury

    January 18, 2019

    I love doing DIY bits like this, I have some crochet and stitching bits that I really want to do x

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    vicky hallnewman

    January 20, 2019

    Everyone is creative, they just need some enthusiasm and confidence. You get such a sense of achievement when you make something. My daughter is 26 and I have just bought her a sewing machine for Christmas.

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    Laura Schwormstedt

    January 21, 2019

    Firstly love that you have a Lubitel – literally my favourite fun twin reflex camera!! Also completely agree so satisfying when you take time to make something and be creative

    Laura x