3 Things to Jumpstart Your Crafty Year

3 things to jumpstart 2015 | Crafting Fingers

Crafting Fingers is two years old today. What a ride it’s been! To kick off 2015 I wanted to share these goodies you might have missed from elsewhere on the web.

Get the most out of your camera

Blogtacular’s debut event was a huge success last year, and now Kat M & Kat G (both super talented behind a camera) have released a FREE photography ebook to help you go beyond the automatic settings of your camera. These ladies know what they’re talking about.

Download ‘The Unmanual’ here | Blogtacular

Reflect on what’s been and what’s to come

Time to put last year to rest and get excited about what this year will bring. The fifth edition of Susannah Conway’s free workbook will help you do just that. It’s like a printable life coach. Go dig out your favourite pens and dream big! No one has to see it but you.

(Psst. What’s your word for 2015? Mine is persist. Or better put, ‘just keep swimming’!)

Get your ‘Unravelling’ workbook here | Susannah Conway

Focus on getting better, not ‘being good’

This was my biggest lesson in 2014. After completing my journey to learn a new craft every month in 2013, I felt a bit lost. Then anxiety set in. What if, despite all the progress I made and the things I had learnt, I was just some crafter wannabe? Social media makes it even easier to compare and feel like a failure. But it’s not about them. It’s about your improvements. Take it one stitch, loop, and snip at a time!

Getting Better vs Being Good | 99u

3 things to jumpstart 2015 | Crafting Fingers

I’ve started this year by treating myself to a pile of gorgeous Craft Cotton Co bundles! My excuse is that I had to celebrate my blogging birthday somehow. ;)

What are your plans for 2015?

Lots of crafty love,


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