You remember the start of my project life last year? I wasn't that consistent like all the other thousands or so who did it. But I did weeks from time to time and I am trying to fill in the gaps whilst working on my new project life for this year.
This was the starting point last year:
I started with the latest Studio Calico kit I got to not make it too complicated for me to chose the colours. I found out it is easier for me to limit the choice of paper and ephemera when starting a project because otherwise I have too much choice and I am overwhelmed. (I also prefer restaurants with a very small menue with limited choices ...). I subcribed to the Studio Calico project life kit but it hasn't arrived yet. It takes a bit longer from New Zealand to South korea I think...
I have been accumulating again things over the week in a little container and everybody could throw in some ephemera.
I tried this time to include more receipts and packaging because this is so reflecting the everyday life. And because we have been moving countries a lot it is so nice to see all the different receipts in other currencies and also the packaging and writing.
I still have a problem with journaling. I am journaling but still not happy with doing it in the half open of an album. I could do it on this blog but not in my handwriting. That seems more intimate and I know that a lot of people are struggling with their handwriting on their pages.
I also inserted much smaller page protectors to host the exhibition leaflet. I normally keep them but they get lost behind one of these craftroom doors so I better now include them where they belong and I might later be happy to see and grab them when I flip through the pages again.
I did myself a favour and bought these adorable muji baking supplies: the tiny houses. They were on my wishlidt and I am happy to have found them now in one of our muji shops over here.
Last year I had this sweet little calendar with the cameras on it. But instead of putting it on my desk I now include the pages here and got a bigger version for my wall.
I am happy how the first week came out. It would have been so much better with more planning or following the creative jump start advices or the help from the Studio Calico subscription but that would have maybe also prolonged the process or even killed the project. What I learned from last year is: get the pages done. it will look lovely in the end when it is all together and one year is finished.
That said I will be more patient with me when doing the project. I already accumulated a lot (too much?) for this week but I am determined to get this project going because it makes me really happy and I love seeing the children looking at the pages from time to time.
And because I am also trying to finish the missing pages for last year I will try to show you the current and the old one together whenever it is finished.
See you then