a crafty 365 days challenge – wanna join me?

#365craftingtime | a 365 challenge | momentsotlivefor.com

This weekend I had endless time for crafting. On Monday morning I woke up, feeling happy, calm and balanced. The activity of crafting was not the only factor for my happiness, but it was a big one. When I sat at the kitchen table and looked at my photos from my one year of cups-challenge, the wish in me grow, to take on a new challenge. I love looking back at these photos, knowing what I’ve accomplished going through with it for a whole year and lerning so much about photography, light and composition. So I decided to start a new 365 days challenge: I want to craft everyday for one whole year.

These are the rules:

1. Craft everyday.

It doesn’t have to be a whole new project everyday, it’s enough, if I just put some washi tape stripes as embellishment on an envelope. The important thing is, to sit down and do something creative with my hands.

2. Document everyday.

To be accountable I will document every little crafty thing with a photo and collect them in the fabulous app ‘Collect‘. There I have the perfect overview above all days and what I’ve created, because it shows one photo every day. At the end I can print every photo with date and text like you can see it here. There’s an export function to save these calendar cards from this app.

Collect app

Above that, I will post the photo to Instagram and a new tumblr blog I created for this purpose. That way I have every photo in one gallery for everyone to see and follow. That’s another beauty of the Collect app: you can share the photo and text directly with Instagram or some other Social Medias or save them in your Dropbox.

3. There will be some days…

…that I don’t find the time to craft, not even a little thing. By that I don’t mean regular days, being stressed from work or full with appointments. I mean days like Christmas or birthdays, when I enjoy time with friends and family and nothing more. This is one from the lessons I lerned from my cup-challenge. Therefore I give myself permission to pause my challenge on these days, but I will have to craft two things instead of one the following day. As said before, it doesn’t have to be something big.

Wanna join me?

I would be delighted, if you join me on this exciting journey. You can simply post your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #365craftingtime. That’s all.

If you want to announce the start of your personal journey, you can use the cover photo from me or create your own.

If you want to be able to show everything you created with one hashtag, maybe you can use the official hashtag plus your name, f.e. #365craftingtimesabine or something similar.

Do you have any questions? Feel free to contact me via email (blog@momentstolivefor.com) or Instagram or just leave a comment here.

Let the crafting begin 🙂

 

 

36 Comments

  1. Katzi
    17/09/2014

    What a great idea! I feel like I’d be making up an excuse by saying “I don’t know if I’ll have time for that right now…” and so on but I think this might be a great way to kick off 2015!! I can’t wait to follow along! 🙂

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  2. Doreen Vasquez
    17/09/2014

    No way I can keep up w/ that! I tried the photo-a-day challenge this year and didn’t make it past the first month! LOL!
    But…I wish you luck! :0)

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  3. Caylee
    17/09/2014

    SABINE! I’m with you!

    You come up with the very best ideas, and this one is speaking to me SO LOUDLY. It’s funny because a week and a bit ago I came up with 30 creations in 30 days to encourage me to make more things other than Project Life and art journaling. To use up my digital supplies now that I have a printer at home. I’m actually writing a blog post about it right now, but I got distracted 😉

    I think I’ll share mine through Flickr.

    Yay!

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  4. Lauren
    18/09/2014

    THIS IS JUST THE BEST!! THE BEST!! IM SO IN!! emailed you!!

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  5. Kellie Winnell
    18/09/2014

    I am in like flynn! Well I’m Kellie, but you get what I mean, haha! I am usually doing something crafty everyday, so this will work in really well for me.

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  6. Anika
    18/09/2014

    I would love to join you! Going to email now.

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  7. Sabine
    19/09/2014

    Yeah, so glad you join me, Kellie 🙂 Love all of your little and bigger crafting projects.

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  8. Sabine
    19/09/2014

    This is so cool. Cant wait to see, what youre creating 🙂 I did something similar two years ago with 30 in 30 and it was so fun. I had it in mind, when I came up with this new challenge 🙂

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  9. Sabine
    19/09/2014

    Thank you. 😉 Maybe you like to give it a try anyway or just cut it down to 30 days. It will be hard, but most of all real fun 🙂

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  10. Olya
    19/09/2014

    YesPLEASE. I’m in. 100% let’s do this!

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  11. Sabine
    19/09/2014

    Sounds real good. Thought about starting it on New Year too, but that was far too long away. Couldnt wait to start 😉

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  12. Olya
    19/09/2014

    P.s. YOU ROCK. this was so much needed.

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  13. Sabine
    19/09/2014

    so happy, you join me 🙂

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  14. Sabine
    19/09/2014

    so happy, you did, Anika 🙂

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  15. Sabine
    19/09/2014

    Yay 🙂 Another big smile on my face 😉

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  16. Sabine
    19/09/2014

    😉 lol

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  17. andrea
    19/09/2014

    Awesome idea Sabine!
    Ich finde die Idee echt klasse und bin gespannt auf all die tollen Dinge, die du machen wirst.
    Es ist wichtig, dass man sich Ziele setzt, denn Ziele spornen uns an.

    Meine grösste Motivation ist momentan mein Blog. Ich habe mir das Ziel gesetzt 4x pro Woche zu bloggen. Und um das zu erreichen muss ich auch Dinge machen über die ich bloggen kann. Klar, es sind nicht alles selbstgemachte Sachen worüber ich blogge, aber ein grosser Teil schon.

    Ich bin nicht so gut in Ziele die man sich für das ganze Jahr setzt, ich setze mir lieber kleinere Ziele, wöchentliche oder monatliche Ziele.

    Ich wünsche dir ganz viel Erfolg!

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  18. Keshena
    19/09/2014

    Such a great idea, just what I need to push myself a bit more and make getting crafty more of a priority. Also sad face because the awesome looking app you mentioned above doesn’t seem to have an android version. I can’t wait to get started, thanks for sharing xo

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  19. Caylee
    19/09/2014

    You are the very best at goal setting. You should join us in this challenge (even for a month or so). Perhaps your next habit 😉

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  20. Jil
    19/09/2014

    I’d love to play along. So much happiness comes from creativity, and I don’t want to neglect it as my busy season amps up.

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  21. Annoesjka
    19/09/2014

    Awesome idea! I would love to join, but I’m not as crafty as you are, so I don’t see how I can keep up with 365 days 🙂 It’s maybe a better idea for me to start with 7 days or one month, ha.

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  22. Anika
    20/09/2014

    Yeah, so glad you aren’t waiting for the new year to start!

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  23. Sabine
    20/09/2014

    Danke dir, liebe Andrea. Ich habe eine ähnliche Challenge vor Jahren für 30 Tage gemacht. Vielleicht ist das eher etwas für dich. 30 Tage sind noch eine überschaubare Zeit und hinterher hat man 30 kleine Projekte, aber es kostet halt auch Zeit.

    Vier mal die Woche zu bloggen ist ein wunderbares Ziel und es ist ein wunderschönes Gefühl, wenn man sieht, wieviel man die Woche geschafft hat. Bin schon gespannt auf deine Posts. 🙂

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  24. Sabine
    20/09/2014

    oh my, Android,… so many cool apps, doesn’t work on there. 🙁 sorry to hear that. Maybe you can find an alternative. I’m sure, there must be a similar app out there for Android.
    Looking forward to see what you create, Keshena 🙂

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  25. Sabine
    20/09/2014

    Good for you & so happy you’re joining us, Jil 🙂

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  26. Sabine
    20/09/2014

    Hey Annoesjka, I did this challenge years ago with just 30 days and it was awesome. And the good thing about creativity is, it never fades out. You will get more and more creative, if you do something everyday. New ideas will haunt you at night and you can’t wait to get up in the morning 😉

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  27. Tanyalee
    20/09/2014

    How perfect. This is a huge commitment for me but I’m willing to give it a shot. I’m creative at work everyday so if all else fails I can post about a logo I’ve designed or a booklet I’ve made. Sounds fun 🙂

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  28. Sabine
    20/09/2014

    Totally okay. Thought about this option too, since Im sometimes design something on the PC too. So happy you join us Tanyalee. 🙂

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  29. Sarah
    20/09/2014

    I might try to do this Sabine. Great idea. I will wait till I get my phone back otherwise I am without camera. Will start in one week.

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  30. Delaney
    21/09/2014

    I love this idea, and wish I had the desire to commit to something this big and awesome right now! I have a couple of other plans in the pipeline, and I know that another “daily” must-do would end up being stressful rather than soothing. Still, I can’t wait to follow along with what you create. I’m sure you’ll find this incredibly rewarding! Xx

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  31. Tueymeaw
    22/09/2014

    Hello Sabine,

    I love your idea so much. This idea come in the same time I want to make a big goal about craft.

    However, I would do something different by setting goal to create 100 DIY projects since I can’t stop thinking that I need to do one project a day. I think focus on number of projects would be less pressure for me.

    Thanks for inspiring me and creating community of crafter (as I saw this #365craftingtime community is a bit bigger now) 🙂

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  32. Sabine
    22/09/2014

    Hey Sarah, great you will join us 🙂 Oh my, could not live without my phone for one week. I do so much with it every day.

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  33. Cody Doll
    24/09/2014

    That is soo cool. I am really thinking about joining… hm.

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  34. Thea
    25/09/2014

    I’ve been thinking about trying this recently. I think documenting it is a good idea as it would force me to do something on days I haven’t much time and might otherwise try and be lazy and skip it. This is just the final push I need thanks! I think I’ll also use Tumblr to blog progress.

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  35. Sandy Lewis
    26/09/2014

    I finally have a real craft room, and I try to get in here every day – even if it is to trim down paper or print out photos. I find myself more centered and less stressed when I craft every day. I’m totally with you, but I can’t put my photos on instagram right now… they have me blocked for something (I don’t even know what, since I have only posted one photo of my Chihuahua on there).

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  36. Dreamtime
    04/10/2014

    This has come at a great time for me also. I am definitely in but I am with Android too so I will have to find another app. Any suggestions anyone? I am currently getting my new blog organised (have converted to WordPress) so will this count towards getting creative? lol. Thanks for the gentle push Sabine, I really need it right now 🙂

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